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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804535/hongjingtian-injection-attenuates-myocardial-oxidative-damage-via-promoting-autophagy-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Shujing Zhang, Ling Zhang, Han Zhang, Guanwei Fan, Jiuwen Qiu, Zongbao Fang, Haibo Wu, Yi Wang, Xiaoping Zhao
Natural products with antioxidative activities are widely applied to prevent and treat various oxidative stress related diseases, including ischemic heart disease. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of those therapies are still needed to be illustrated. In this study, we characterized the cardioprotective effects of Hongjingtian Injection (HJT), an extensively used botanical drug for treating coronary heart disease. The H/R-induced profound elevation of oxidative stress was suppressed by HJT. HJT also attenuates oxidative injury by promoting cell viability, intracellular ATP contents, and mitochondrial oxygen consumption...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798316/the-proton-sensing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-t-cell-death-associated-gene-8-tdag8-shows-cardioprotective-effects-against-myocardial-infarction
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Akiomi Nagasaka, Chihiro Mogi, Hiroki Ono, Toshihide Nishi, Yuma Horii, Yuki Ohba, Koichi Sato, Michio Nakaya, Fumikazu Okajima, Hitoshi Kurose
Myocardial infarction (MI) is an ischaemic heart condition caused by the occlusion of coronary arteries. Following MI, lactic acid from anaerobic glycolysis increases and infiltrating immune cells produce severe inflammation, which leads to acidosis in the ischaemic heart. However, the physiological implication of this pH reduction remains largely unknown. T-cell death-associated gene 8 (TDAG8) is a proton-sensing G protein-coupled receptor found on cardiac macrophages that recognise increases in extracellular protons...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798245/regadenoson-cardiac-stress-test-induced-stress-cardiomyopathy
#3
Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Dominika M Zoltowska, Yashwant Agrawal, Vishal Gupta
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also described as apical ballooning syndrome/stress-induced cardiomyopathy, imitates acute coronary syndrome and is usually related to a massive physiological or emotional stressor. We describe perhaps the first reported case to the best of our knowledge of a 55-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with congestive heart failure after having a regadenoson cardiac stress test a few hours prior to presentation to the hospital. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed reduced heart function...
August 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797677/emergence-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-after-surgical-or-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-are-we-creating-the-arrhythmia-substrate
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Jorge Romero, Saurabh Kumar, Fujii Akira, David F Briceño, Usha B Tedrow, Laurence Epstein, Roy John, William G Stevenson, Gregory F Michaud
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is common in adults and often involves reentry through two or more AV nodal-atrial connections. Although AVNRT can be a trigger for atrial fibrillation (AF), we have observed new onset AVNRT after AF ablation procedures. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ablation involving the septum or proximal coronary sinus during AF ablation may create a substrate favorable for AVNRT METHODS: Cases of ablation for persistent AF who required a repeat ablation procedure between 2009 to 2016 were reviewed for diagnosis of AVNRT...
August 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794138/quantitative-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-function-dynamic-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-positron-emission-tomography-ultrasound-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#5
Attila Feher, Albert J Sinusas
A healthy, functional microcirculation in combination with nonobstructed epicardial coronary arteries is the prerequisite of normal myocardial perfusion. Quantitative assessment in myocardial perfusion and determination of absolute myocardial blood flow can be achieved noninvasively using dynamic imaging with multiple imaging modalities. Extensive evidence supports the clinical value of noninvasively assessing indices of coronary flow for diagnosing coronary microvascular dysfunction; in certain diseases, the degree of coronary microvascular impairment carries important prognostic relevance...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782466/current-status-of-renal-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting-for-resistant-hypertension-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Antonis S Manolis, Antonis A Manolis, Helen Melita
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) has a high prevalence in older patients, especially in the context of general atherosclerosis. It is frequently associated with resistant hypertension and impaired renal function and their attendant consequences. The issue whether revascularization via percutaneous renal angioplasty and stenting (PRA/S) can benefit these patients remains unsettled. OBJECTIVE: To present a case series of patients with refractory hypertension and RAS undergoing PRA/S and also to provide an extensive review of the literature on the current status of PRA/S for resistant hypertension...
August 4, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776314/a-combined-static-dynamic-single-dose-imaging%C3%A2-protocol-to-compare-quantitative-dynamic-spect-with-static-conventional-spect
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Maria Sciammarella, Uttam M Shrestha, Youngho Seo, Grant T Gullberg, Elias H Botvinick
BACKGROUND: SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a clinical mainstay that is typically performed with static imaging protocols and visually or semi-quantitatively assessed for perfusion defects based upon the relative intensity of myocardial regions. Dynamic cardiac SPECT presents a new imaging technique based on time-varying information of radiotracer distribution, which permits the evaluation of regional myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR). In this work, a preliminary feasibility study was conducted in a small patient sample designed to implement a unique combined static-dynamic single-dose one-day visit imaging protocol to compare quantitative dynamic SPECT with static conventional SPECT for improving the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766832/the-relationship-between-the-basal-coronary-translesional-pressure-gradient-and-fractional-flow-reserve
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William M Wilson, Anoop S V Shah, Duncan Birse, Emma Harley, David B Northridge, Neal G Uren
AIM: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) allows for physiological definition of coronary lesion severity but requires induction of maximal coronary circulation hyperemia with administration of adenosine leading to coronary resistive vessel vasodilatation. However, the hyperemic response to adenosine, and therefore the calculation of FFR, may be affected by dysfunction of the coronary microvasculature. The aim was to define the relationship between basal Pd /Pa and FFR and identify lesion-independent predictors of the change in Pd /Pa with hyperemia...
August 2, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765182/a-vulnerable-plaque-identified-on-ct-coronary-angiography-when-should-we-act-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Sarah R Blake, Thomas D Heseltine, Scott Murray, Balazs Ruzsics
CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is increasingly being used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent technological advancements, including dual energy CT and improved gantry times, have led to the ability to image coronary arteries with excellent spatial resolution at low radiation doses. Atheromatous plaques can be identified using CTCA and assessed to establish the risk of acute coronary syndrome from each individual plaque. If CTCA identifies CAD, it should then be used in conjunction with functional testing or invasive angiography with physiological assessment to establish the significance of coronary disease in an individual patient...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762749/thrombospondin-1-free-radicals-and-the-coronary-microcirculation-the-aging-conundrum
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Amanda Jo LeBlanc, Natia Q Kelm
SIGNIFICANCE: Successful matching of cardiac metabolism to perfusion is accomplished primarily through vasodilation of the coronary resistance arterioles, but the mechanism that achieves this effect changes significantly as aging progresses and involves the contribution of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Recent Advances: A matricellular protein, thrombospondin-1 (Thbs-1) has been shown to be a prolific contributor to the production and modulation of ROS in large conductance vessels and in the peripheral circulation...
August 1, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762019/epicardial-adipose-tissue-as-a-metabolic-transducer-role-in-heart-failure-and-coronary-artery-disease
#11
REVIEW
Vaibhav B Patel, Saumya Shah, Subodh Verma, Gavin Y Oudit
Obesity and diabetes are strongly associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disorders including dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and heart failure. Adipose tissue is identified as a complex endocrine organ, which by exerting a wide array of regulatory functions at the cellular, tissue and systemic levels can have profound effects on the cardiovascular system. Different terms including "epicardial," "pericardial," and "paracardial" have been used to describe adipose tissue deposits surrounding the heart...
July 31, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759107/low-glycaemic-index-diets-for-the-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Christine Clar, Lena Al-Khudairy, Emma Loveman, Sarah Am Kelly, Louise Hartley, Nadine Flowers, Roberta Germanò, Gary Frost, Karen Rees
BACKGROUND: The glycaemic index (GI) is a physiological measure of the ability of a carbohydrate to affect blood glucose. Interest is growing in this area for the clinical management of people at risk of, or with, established cardiovascular disease. There is a need to review the current evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in this area. This is an update of the original review published in 2008. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of the dietary GI on total mortality, cardiovascular events, and cardiovascular risk factors (blood lipids, blood pressure) in healthy people or people who have established cardiovascular disease or related risk factors, using all eligible randomised controlled trials...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756014/caffeine-and-cardiovascular-health
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Duncan Turnbull, Joseph V Rodricks, Gregory F Mariano, Farah Chowdhury
This report evaluates the scientific literature on caffeine with respect to potential cardiovascular outcomes, specifically relative risks of total cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI), effects on arrhythmia, heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, stroke, blood pressure, hypertension, and other biomarkers of effect, including heart rate, cerebral blood flow, cardiac output, plasma homocysteine levels, serum cholesterol levels, electrocardiogram (EKG) parameters, heart rate variability, endothelial/platelet function and plasma/urine catecholamine levels...
July 26, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754566/impact-of-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-on-coronary-physiology-early-after-heart-transplantation
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Rushi V Parikh, Kiran K Khush, Helen Luikart, Vedant S Pargaonkar, Yuhei Kobayashi, Jang Hoon Lee, Seema Sinha, Garrett Cohen, Hannah A Valantine, Alan C Yeung, William F Fearon
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is a major cause of long-term graft failure following heart transplantation. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, has been mechanistically implicated in the development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy, but its impact on coronary physiology early after transplantation is unknown. Invasive indices of coronary physiology, namely, fractional flow reserve (FFR), the index of microcirculatory resistance, and coronary flow reserve, were measured with a coronary pressure wire in the left anterior descending artery within 8 weeks (baseline) and 1 year after transplant...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753665/quantification-of-sympathetic-hyperinnervation-and-denervation-after-myocardial-infarction-by-three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-cardiac-sympathetic-network-in-cleared-transparent-murine-hearts
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Teruki Yokoyama, Jong-Kook Lee, Keiko Miwa, Tobias Opthof, Satoki Tomoyama, Hiroyuki Nakanishi, Akira Yoshida, Haruyo Yasui, Tadatsune Iida, Shigeru Miyagawa, Shigeo Okabe, Yoshiki Sawa, Yasushi Sakata, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: The sympathetic nervous system is critical in maintaining the normal physiological function of the heart. Its dysfunction in pathological states may exacerbate the substrate for arrhythmias. Obviously, knowledge of its three-dimensional (3D) structure is important, however, it has been revealed by conventional methods only to a limited extent. In this study, a new method of tissue clearance in combination with immunostaining unravels the 3D structure of the sympathetic cardiac network as well as its changes after myocardial infarction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753427/a-genetic-variant-associated-with-five-vascular-diseases-is-a-distal-regulator-of-endothelin-1-gene-expression
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Rajat M Gupta, Joseph Hadaya, Aditi Trehan, Seyedeh M Zekavat, Carolina Roselli, Derek Klarin, Connor A Emdin, Catharina R E Hilvering, Valerio Bianchi, Christian Mueller, Amit V Khera, Russell J H Ryan, Jesse M Engreitz, Robbyn Issner, Noam Shoresh, Charles B Epstein, Wouter de Laat, Jonathan D Brown, Renate B Schnabel, Bradley E Bernstein, Sekar Kathiresan
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) implicate the PHACTR1 locus (6p24) in risk for five vascular diseases, including coronary artery disease, migraine headache, cervical artery dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia, and hypertension. Through genetic fine mapping, we prioritized rs9349379, a common SNP in the third intron of the PHACTR1 gene, as the putative causal variant. Epigenomic data from human tissue revealed an enhancer signature at rs9349379 exclusively in aorta, suggesting a regulatory function for this SNP in the vasculature...
July 27, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749565/melatonin-suppresses-platelet-activation-and-function-against-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-ppar%C3%AE-fundc1-mitophagy-pathways
#17
Hao Zhou, Dandan Li, Pingjun Zhu, Shunying Hu, Nan Hu, Sai Ma, Ying Zhang, Tianwen Han, Jun Ren, Feng Cao, Yundai Chen
Platelet activation is a major (patho-) physiological mechanism that underlies ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we explored the molecular signals for platelet hyperactivity and investigated the beneficial effects of melatonin on platelet reactivity in response to I/R injury. After reperfusion, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) was progressively downregulated in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and in mice with I/R injury model...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733849/novel-pacing-strategies-for-heart-failure-management
#18
REVIEW
Jordan S Leyton-Mange, Theofanie Mela
Cardiac resynchronization therapy has emerged as the gold standard for heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and electrical dyssynchrony from an intrinsic intraventricular conduction delay or right ventricular pacing. However, the limits imposed by the coronary sinus venous anatomy restrict the applicability of the technology for many potential recipients. Furthermore, conventional resynchronization, by virtue of utilizing a single site of epicardial origin for left ventricular activation, is non-physiological...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728652/accuracy-of-fractional-flow-reserve-measurements-in-clinical-practice-observations-from-a-core-laboratory-analysis
#19
Mitsuaki Matsumura, Nils P Johnson, William F Fearon, Gary S Mintz, Gregg W Stone, Keith G Oldroyd, Bernard De Bruyne, Nico H J Pijls, Akiko Maehara, Allen Jeremias
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare site-reported measurements of fractional flow reserve (FFR) with FFR analysis by an independent core laboratory (CL). BACKGROUND: FFR is an index of coronary stenosis severity that has been validated in multiple trials and is widely used in clinical practice. However, the incidence of suboptimal FFR measurements is unknown. METHODS: Patients undergoing FFR assessment within the CONTRAST (Can Contrast Injection Better Approximate FFR Compared to Pure Resting Physiology) study had paired, repeated measurements of multiple physiological metrics per local practice...
July 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727754/dysregulation-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cell-function-by-a-negative-feedback-loop-of-circulating-mir-146a-and-146b-in-cardiovascular-disease-patients
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Ting-Yu Chang, Wei-Chi Tsai, Tse-Shun Huang, Shu-Han Su, Chih-Young Chang, Hsiu-Yen Ma, Chun-Hsien Wu, Chih-Yung Yang, Chi-Hung Lin, Po-Hsun Huang, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Shu-Meng Cheng, Hsei-Wei Wang
Functional impairment of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), a specific cell lineage of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is highly associated with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Emerging evidence show that circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in CAD patients' body fluid hold a great potential as biomarkers. However, our knowledge of the role of circulating miRNA in regulating the function of ECFCs and the progression of CAD is still in its infancy...
2017: PloS One
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