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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340403/micro-and-macrovascular-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-and-sickle-cell-haemoglobin-c-disease
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Berenike Möckesch, Keyne Charlot, Stéphane Jumet, Marc Romana, Lydia Divialle-Doumdo, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Marie Petras, Benoît Tressieres, Vanessa Tarer, Olivier Hue, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Philippe Connes, Sophie Antoine-Jonville
It is unclear whether vascular function is affected similarly in children with sickle cell anaemia (SS) and children with sickle haemoglobin C (SC) disease. Therefore, we compared micro and macrovascular functions in healthy (AA) children, children with SS and SC disease, and assessed their association with physical activity. Participants (24 SS, 22 SC and 16 AA), were compared in terms of 1) thermal hyperaemic response (finger pad warming to 42°C) measured by Laser Doppler techniques, 2) arterial stiffness determined by pulse wave velocity, 3) daily energy expenditure related to moderate and intense physical activities estimated by questionnaire and 4) fitness level, evaluated by the six-minute walk test...
February 4, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339025/cerebral-hemorrhage-therapy-by-targeting-vegf-and-hgf-in-a-preclinical-trial-in-rats
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Xueqing Li, Ruiqi Cao, Huaihai Lu, Wenbin Tian, Ning Yu, Pei Zhang, Zhenming Dong
Cerebral hemorrhage is the most common type of human cerebrovascular disease and frequently causes paralysis, vegetative state and mortality. The modulatory actions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) are vital in the human nervous system. The present study investigated the association between cerebral hemorrhage and the expression of VEGF and HGF in a rat model of cerebral hemorrhage. The therapeutic potential of cerebral hemorrhage was also evaluated using targeted drugs for VEGF and HGF in the cerebral hemorrhage rat model...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336788/transcatheter-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-the-edge-to-edge-mitraclip-technique
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Georg Nickenig, Marek Kowalski, Jörg Hausleiter, Daniel Braun, Joachim Schofer, Ermela Yzeiraj, Volker Rudolph, Kai Friedrichs, Francesco Maisano, Maurizio Taramasso, Neil P Fam, Giovanni Bianchi, Francesco Bedogni, Paolo Denti, Ottavio Alfieri, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo, Christoph Hammerstingl, Robert Schueler
Background -Current surgical and medical treatment options for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are limited and additional interventional approaches are required. In the present observational study, the safety and feasibility of transcatheter repair of chronic severe TR with the MitraClip system were evaluated. In addition, the effects on clinical symptoms were assessed. Methods -Patients with heart failure symptoms and severe TR on optimal medical treatment were treated with the MitraClip system. Safety, defined as periprocedural adverse events such as death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiac tamponade, and feasibility, defined as successful implantation of one or more MitraClip devices and reduction of TR by at least one grade, were evaluated before discharge and after 30 days...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303869/-5-year-surgical-results-in-patients-with-chronic-postembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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A M Chernyavsky, A G Edemsky, M A Chernyavsky, A R Tarkova, E N Kliver, S N Ivanov
AIM: To evaluate 5-year results of surgical treatment of patients with chronic postembolic pulmonary hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 170 patients with chronic postembolic pulmonary hypertension underwent pulmonary thrombendarterectomy. Mean age was 48±21.5 years. The operation was carried out using standard technique with hypothermia and circulatory arrest. We have analyzed clinical and functional status of 47 patients (23 males) prior to surgery and in long-term postoperative period (5-6 years)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291667/medical-therapy-versus-balloon-angioplasty-for-cteph-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kevin Phan, Helen E Jo, Joshua Xu, Edmund M Lau
BACKGROUND: A significant number of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients will have an inoperable disease. Medical therapy and balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) have provided alternate therapeutic options for patients with inoperable CTEPH, although there are a limited number of published studies examining the outcomes. Thus, our study aims to evaluate and compare the efficacy of medical therapy and BPA in patients with inoperable CTEPH. METHODS: An electronic search of six databases was performed and the search results were screened against established criteria for inclusion into this study...
March 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291304/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-calf-muscles-of-patients-with-combined-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-diabetes-type-2
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Brian Lindegaard Pedersen, Niels Bækgaard, Bjørn Quistorff
BACKGROUND: This study elucidate the effects on muscle mitochondrial function in patients suffering from combined peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the relation to patient symptoms and treatment. METHODS: Near Infra Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) calf muscle exercise tests were conducted on Forty subjects, 15 (PAD), 15 (PAD+T2D) and 10 healthy age matched controls (CTRL) recruited from the vascular outpatient clinic at Gentofte County Hospital, Denmark...
March 14, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290895/-hemodynamic-predictors-of-clinical-deterioration-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-systemic-scleroderma
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E V Nikolaeva, I A Kurmukov, N N Yudkina, S I Glukhova, A V Volkov
OBJECTIVE: to elucidate hemodynamic predictors of clinical deterioration (CD) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic scleroderma (SSD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included into this study 48 patients with PAH-SSD consecutively admitted in 2004-2014. At inclusion all patients underwent right heart catheterization (RHC) and thereafter were under dynamic observation. CD deterioration was diagnosed in the presence of the following: >15% decline in 6-minute walk test distance; worsening of PAH functional class; intensification of symptoms of right ventricular failure; necessity in administration of parenteral diuretics...
October 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289495/treatment-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-the-role-of-medical-therapy-and-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty
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Timothy M Fernandes, David S Poch, William R Auger
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a potentially curable disease when treated with pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). However, even at experienced surgical centers, nearly one-third of patients with CTEPH will be deemed inoperable for reasons including distal disease, comorbidities, or out-of-proportion pulmonary hypertension. It is in these patients with inoperable CTEPH that pulmonary hypertension (PH)-targeted medical therapy and balloon pulmonary angioplasty have potential therapeutic value...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283496/physical-activity-guided-by-pulse-pressure-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-pilot-study
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Sven Haufe, Christoph Bara, Julian Eigendorf, Kristine Chobanyan-Jürgens, Sebastian V Rojas, Jan D Schmitto, Uwe Tegtbur, Jens Jordan, Jens Tank
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (cfLVADs) are increasingly used as bridge to cardiac transplantation or destination therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure.(1) Patients implanted with cfLVADs exhibit marked arterial pulse pressure (PP) reductions which could adversely affect cardiovascular health. Indeed, a pulsatile blood pressure provides stimuli for vascular smooth muscle cell growth and arterial baroreceptor functions.(2, 3) LVAD designs attempting to simulate PP have been developed recently with the hope to improve clinical outcomes...
March 10, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270192/epidemiology-and-disease-characteristics-of-systemic-sclerosis-related-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-results-from-a-real-life-screening-programme
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Kathleen Morrisroe, Wendy Stevens, Joanne Sahhar, Candice Rabusa, Mandana Nikpour, Susanna Proudman
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is the leading cause of death in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Annual screening with echocardiogram (ECHO) is recommended. We present the methodological aspects of a PAH screening programme in a large Australian SSc cohort, the epidemiology of SSc-PAH in this cohort, and an evaluation of factors influencing physician adherence to PAH screening guidelines. METHODS: Patient characteristics and results of PAH screening were determined in all patients enrolled in a SSc longitudinal cohort study...
March 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260463/auxiliary-partial-orthotopic-living-liver-transplant-for-wilson-disease
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Mehmet Haberal, Aydincan Akdur, Gokhan Moray, Sedat Boyacioglu, Adnan Torgay, Gulnaz Arslan, Gulnaz Arslan, Binnaz Handan Ozdemir
Wilson disease is a genetic disease involving copper metabolism disturbances that result in copper accumulations, especially in the liver and brain. Wilson disease can be treated with pharmacologic agents, such as chelators that induce urinary excretion of copper or zinc salts that inhibit copper absorption in the digestive tract. Liver transplant is the only treatment option for Wilson disease when liver failure has occurred. In some patients, that is, in those with Child-Pugh A score, neurologic disease can be seen without hepatic failure...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159512/effect-of-calcium-channel-blockers-evaluated-by-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-responding-to-acute-pulmonary-vasoreactivity-testing
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Yi Tang, Lei Yao, Zhihong Liu, Xiuping Ma, Qin Luo, Zhihui Zhao, Zhiwei Huang, Laura Tu, Liu Gao, Qi Jin, Xinhai Ni, Changming Xiong
BACKGROUND: The baseline exercise capacity evaluated by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and the change after administration of calcium channel blockers (CCB) therapy in patients with vasodilator-responsive idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (VR-IPAH)are unknown. METHODS: 25 patients with newly diagnosed VR-IPAH from 1 January 2012 to 16 November 2015 were prospectively enrolled, and 28 age, sex and pulmonary vascular resistance matched newly diagnosed patients with vasodilator-nonresponsive idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (VNR-IPAH) were enrolled...
January 31, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154291/improvement-in-quality-of-life-and-hemodynamics-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-treated-with-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty
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Szymon Darocha, Radosław Pietura, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Justyna Norwa, Anna Dobosiewicz, Michał Piłka, Michał Florczyk, Andrzej Biederman, Adam Torbicki, Marcin Kurzyna
BACKGROUND: The effect of balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) on improvement in functional and hemodynamic parameters in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is known, but the quality of life (QoL) of patients treated with BPA has never been studied before.Methods and Results:Twenty-five patients with inoperable or persistent CTEPH were enrolled in the study and filled out the 36-item Short Form (SF-36v2) questionnaire twice: prior to commencement of BPA treatment and after ≥3 BPA sessions...
February 1, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123169/pathophysiology-of-intermittent-claudication-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Naomi M Hamburg, Mark A Creager
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects more than 200 million adults worldwide. Patients with lower extremity PAD have a heightened risk for cardiovascular events because of the systemic nature of atherosclerosis, and benefit from treatment with risk factor-modifying therapies. Limb symptoms in PAD include intermittent claudication and diminished walking ability. Arterial obstruction from atherosclerotic lesions initiates limb ischemia; however, decreased perfusion incompletely determines the clinical expression of PAD and its response to therapy...
February 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090295/an-advanced-protocol-driven-transition-from-parenteral-prostanoids-to-inhaled-trepostinil-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ronald Oudiz, Manyoo Agarwal, Franz Rischard, Teresa De Marco
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) often require parenteral prostanoids to improve symptoms and signs of PAH. Complications of parenteral prostanoids-such as catheter-related infections and intolerable adverse effects-may develop, prompting transition to inhaled prostanoids. We report a prospective, protocol-driven transition from parenteral prostanoids to inhaled prostanoids with monitoring of exercise gas exchange and acute hemodynamics. Three PAH centers recruited patients transitioning from parenteral prostanoids to inhaled trepostinil...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079844/serum-interleukin-6-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-its-correlation-with-disease-parameters-and-cardiopulmonary-involvement
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Rasha A Abdel-Magied, Shereen R Kamel, Azza Farag Said, Hazem M Ali, Ehab A Abdel Gawad, Mahmoud M Moussa
OBJECTIVE: To assess serum interleukin-6 (IL-6)level in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and its correlations with European Scleroderma Study Group activity score (EUSTAR), Scleroderma Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), disability index and cardiopulmonary involvement. METHODS: Twenty SSc patients and 10 matched healthy controls were included. Serum IL-6 was measured in patients and controls. Disease activity, status,and disability were assessed.Cardiopulmonary involvement was evaluated by pulmonary function tests (PFTs), six minute walk test, echocardiography, and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of chest...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077433/osteoprotegerin-disruption-attenuates-hysu-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-fak-akt-pathway-suppression
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Daile Jia, Qian Zhu, Huan Liu, Caojian Zuo, Yuhu He, Guilin Chen, Ankang Lu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial remodeling characterized by increased vascular smooth muscle proliferation is commonly seen in life-threatening disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Clinical studies have suggested a correlation between osteoprotegerin serum levels and PAH severity. Here, we aimed to invhestigate vascular osteoprotegerin expression and its effects on pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo, as well as examine the signal transduction pathways mediating its activity...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067536/history-of-erectile-dysfunction-as-a-predictor-of-poor-physical-performance-after-an-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Leonida Compostella, Caterina Compostella, Li Van Stella Truong, Nicola Russo, Tiziana Setzu, Sabino Iliceto, Fabio Bellotto
Background Erectile dysfunction may predict future cardiovascular events and indicate the severity of coronary artery disease in middle-aged men. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether erectile dysfunction (expression of generalized macro- and micro-vascular pathology) could predict reduced effort tolerance in patients after an acute myocardial infarction. Patients and methods One hundred and thirty-nine male patients (60 ± 12 years old), admitted to intensive cardiac rehabilitation 13 days after a complicated acute myocardial infarction, were evaluated for history of erectile dysfunction using the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire...
March 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051339/depression-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-systematic-review
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Diana P Brostow, Megan L Petrik, Amy J Starosta, Stephen W Waldo
OBJECTIVES: The association between cardiovascular disease and depression is well-established. Peripheral arterial disease arises from atherosclerosis like other cardiovascular disease, but unlike other cardiovascular disease, it impairs ambulation and lower extremity function. Given peripheral arterial disease's unique characteristics and underrepresentation in mental health research, we aimed to: (a) assess the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms among peripheral arterial disease patients compared to coronary artery disease rates, (b) assess whether an independent association between peripheral arterial disease and depression exists, and (c) identify associated factors that may be targeted for intervention...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026153/clinical-and-hemodynamic-characteristics-of-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-in-china
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Lan Wang, Qin-Hua Zhao, Bigyan Pudasaini, Rong Jiang, Su-Gang Gong, Jing He, Ping Yuan, Jin-Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important complication of interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of the present study was to investigate characteristics and prognosis of ILD associated PH in a predominantly Chinese patient cohort. METHODS: Consecutive patients with ILD associated PH, confirmed by right heart catheterization at shanghai pulmonary hospital were included in the study. Characteristics at baseline and during follow-up, as well as survival, were analyzed...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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