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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203207/morphotype-dependent-flow-characteristics-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-ascending-aortas-a-benchtop-particle-image-velocimetry-study
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Andrew McNally, Ashish Madan, Philippe Sucosky
The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a major risk factor for secondary aortopathy such as aortic dilation. The heterogeneous BAV morphotypes [left-right-coronary cusp fusion (LR), right-non-coronary cusp fusion (RN), and left-non-coronary cusp fusion (LN)] are associated with different dilation patterns, suggesting a role for hemodynamics in BAV aortopathogenesis. However, assessment of this theory is still hampered by the limited knowledge of the hemodynamic abnormalities generated by the distinct BAV morphotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195969/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-among-postcardiac-surgery-patients-presenting-with-multiple-organ-failure
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Alexis Guillaume, Sébastien Pili-Floury, Sidney Chocron, Eric Delabrousse, Bénédicte De Parseval, Stephane Koch, Emmanuel Samain, Gilles Capellier, Gaël Piton
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare but severe complication after cardiac surgery. However, AMI is likely to be more frequent in the subgroup of patients presenting with multiple organ failure after a cardiac surgery. The primary objective of this study was to identify AMI risk factors among patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of all the patients requiring admission to two ICUs in a large university hospital after a cardiac surgery procedure...
March 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194004/genetic-contributions-to-self-reported-tiredness
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V Deary, S P Hagenaars, S E Harris, W D Hill, G Davies, D C M Liewald, A M McIntosh, C R Gale, I J Deary
Self-reported tiredness and low energy, often called fatigue, are associated with poorer physical and mental health. Twin studies have indicated that this has a heritability between 6 and 50%. In the UK Biobank sample (N=108 976), we carried out a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of responses to the question, 'Over the last two weeks, how often have you felt tired or had little energy?' Univariate GCTA-GREML found that the proportion of variance explained by all common single-nucleotide polymorphisms for this tiredness question was 8...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191876/clinical-and-angiographic-predictors-of-hemodynamically-significant-angiographic-lesions-development-and-validation-of-a-risk-score-to-predict-positive-fractional-flow-reserve
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Nishtha Sareen, Usman Baber, Safwan Kezbor, Sonny Sayseng, Melissa Aquino, Roxana Mehran, Joseph Sweeny, Nitin Barman, Annapoorna Kini, Samin K Sharma
AIMS: Coronary revascularization based upon physiological evaluation of lesions improves clinical outcomes. Angiographic or visual stenosis assessment alone is insufficient in predicting hemodynamic stenosis severity by Fractional Flow reserve (FFR) and therefore cannot be used to guide revascularization, particularly in the lesion subset (<70%). Accordingly, we sought to identify independent determinants of angiographic intermediate lesions with hemodynamic significance. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed consecutive intermediate lesions for patients from January 2014-April 2015 at our institution...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191874/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-to-guide-coronary-revascularization-physiological-framework-validation-and-differences-with-fractional-flow-reserve
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Guus A de Waard, Carlo Di Mario, Amir Lerman, Patrick W Serruys, Niels van Royen
Determining the optimal treatment strategy for revascularization of coronary artery stenosis involves the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR). To improve the low clinical uptake of physiological lesion assessment to guide revascularization, the instantaneous wave-free period (iFR) was proposed as a simpler alternative to FFR that does not require adenosine administration. iFR is calculated as the ratio of blood pressure distal and proximal to a coronary artery stenosis during the diastolic wave- free period...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191635/the-role-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-cardiac-biology-classic-concepts-and-emerging-roles
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Charalambos Antoniades
Classic concepts about the role of epicardial adipose tissue (EpAT) in heart physiology include its role in cardiac metabolism, the mechanical protection of coronaries, the innervation and possibly cryoprotection of the heart too. Nevertheless, recent evidence has revealed that epicardial adipose tissue regulates multiple aspects of cardiac biology including myocardial redox state, intracellular Ca(2+) cycling, the electrophysiological (EP) and contractile properties of cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibrosis as well as coronary atherosclerosis progression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185154/the-role-of-adipocytokines-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchiè, Casula Matteo, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco, Federico Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to overview the pathophysiological role of adipocytokines in atherogenesis, focusing on their potential role as biomarkers of coronary disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Several lines of evidence indicated adipose tissue not only as depot but rather as an endocrine organ. In this context, the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory adipocytokines has been shown to critically regulate vascular homeostasis in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions...
February 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184335/drug-and-gene-eluting-stents-for-preventing-coronary-restenosis
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REVIEW
Kamali Manickavasagam Lekshmi, Hui-Lian Che, Chong-Su Cho, In-Kyu Park
Coronary artery disease (CAD) has been reported to be a major cause of death worldwide. Current treatment methods include atherectomy, coronary angioplasty (as a percutaneous coronary intervention), and coronary artery bypass. Among them, the insertion of stents into the coronary artery is one of the commonly used methods for CAD, although the formation of in-stent restenosis (ISR) is a major drawback, demanding improvement in stent technology. Stents can be improved using the delivery of DNA, siRNA, and miRNA rather than anti-inflammatory/anti-thrombotic drugs...
January 2017: Chonnam Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177123/katp-channel-inhibition-blunts-electromechanical-decline-during-hypoxia-in-left-ventricular-working-rabbit-hearts
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Kara Garrott, Sarah Kuzmiak-Glancy, Anastasia Wengrowski, Hanyu Zhang, Jack Rogers, Matthew Kay
Sarcolemmal KATP channel activation in isolated cells is generally understood, yet the relationship between myocardial oxygenation and KATP activation in excised working rabbit hearts remains unknown. We optically mapped action potentials (APs) in excised rabbit hearts to test the hypothesis that hypoxic changes would be more severe in LV working hearts (LWHs) than Langendorff (LANG) perfused hearts. We further hypothesized that KATP inhibition would prevent those changes. Optical APs were mapped while measuring LV developed pressure (LVDP), coronary flow rate (CFR), and oxygen consumption (MVO2 ) in LANG and LWHs...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173810/the-potential-role-of-mitochondrial-atp-synthase-inhibitory-factor-1-if1-in-coronary-heart-disease-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Serban Maierean, Maria-Corina Serban, Manfredi Rizzo, Giuseppe Lippi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Maciej Banach
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, and so the search for innovative and accurate biomarkers for guiding prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is a valuable clinical and economic endeavor. Due to a recent findings that the serum concentration of mitochondrial ATP synthase inhibitory factor 1 (IF1) is an independent prognostic factor in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), we reviewed the role of this protein in myocardial ischemic preconditioning, its correlation to plasma high density lipoprotein (HDL), the predictive potential in patients with CHD, and its interplay with angiogenesis...
February 7, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169057/invasive-assessment-of-coronary-flow-reserve-impairment-in-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-ecochadiographic-correlations
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Alejandro Gutiérrez-Barrios, Sergio Gamaza-Chulián, Antonio Agarrado-Luna, Dolores Ruiz-Fernández, G Calle-Pérez, E Marante-Fuertes, R Zayas-Rueda, Miguel Alba-Sánchez, Jesús Oneto-Otero, R Vázquez-Garcia
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Patients with aortic stenosis (AS) may have impaired coronary flow reserve (CFR) despite angiographically normal coronary arteries. This is the first report of invasive thermodilution-derived CFR and IMR in patients with AS and their associations with echocardiographic parameters for AS assessment. METHODS: Thirty-six consecutive severe AS patients and ten patients without AS underwent prospectively cardiac catheterization and coronary physiological parameters were determined in the left anterior descending (LAD)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168379/continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-support-improves-myocardial-supply-demand-in-chronic-heart-failure
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Kevin G Soucy, Carlo R Bartoli, Dustin Phillips, Guruprasad A Giridharan, Michael A Sobieski, William B Wead, Robert D Dowling, Zhongjun J Wu, Sumanth D Prabhu, Mark S Slaughter, Steven C Koenig
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF LVADs) are rotary blood pumps that improve mean blood flow, but with potential limitations of non-physiological ventricular volume unloading and diminished vascular pulsatility. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that left ventricular unloading with increasing CF LVAD flow increases myocardial flow normalized to left ventricular work. Healthy (n = 8) and chronic ischemic heart failure (IHF, n = 7) calves were implanted with CF LVADs. Acute hemodynamics and regional myocardial blood flow were measured during baseline (LVAD off, clamped), partial (2-4 L/min) and full (>4 L/min) LVAD support...
February 6, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164572/impact-of-the-cyp2c19-gene-polymorphism-on-clopidogrel-personalized-drug-regimen-and-the-clinical-outcomes
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Keguang Chen, Rui Zhang, Huanjun Liu, Xi Guo, Pingli Li, Xuehong Liu
BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between CYP2C19 genotype and clopidogrel metabolism has been studied clearly, we have not seen the report that clopidogrel was administered at a dose adjusted based on genotyping. The two main polymorphism loci of CYP2C19 gene were detected by the CYP2C19 genetic testing. ADP platelet aggregation technology was used to investigate the correlation between clinical effect and the clopidogrel dose, genetic metabolic type, physiological, pathological and other factors, to provide new ideas for clopidogrel therapy for percutaneous coronary intervention postoperation patients...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163340/automated-tuning-for-parameter-identification-and-uncertainty-quantification-in-multi-scale-coronary-simulations
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Justin S Tran, Daniele E Schiavazzi, Abhay B Ramachandra, Andrew M Kahn, Alison L Marsden
Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which can result in coronary artery stenosis, acute coronary artery occlusion, and eventually myocardial infarction, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Non-invasive characterization of coronary blood flow is important to improve understanding, prevention, and treatment of this disease. Computational simulations can now produce clinically relevant hemodynamic quantities using only non-invasive measurements, combining detailed three dimensional fluid mechanics with physiological models in a multiscale framework...
January 5, 2017: Computers & Fluids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161100/the-future-of-omics-in-hypertension
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REVIEW
Gemma Currie, Christian Delles
Despite decades of research and clinical practice, the pathogenesis of hypertension remains incompletely understood, and blood pressure is often suboptimally controlled. "Omics" technologies allow the description of a large number of molecular features and have the potential to identify new factors that contribute to blood pressure regulation and how they interact. In this review, we focus on the potential of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics and explore their roles in unraveling the pathophysiology and diagnosis of hypertension, the prediction of organ damage and treatment response, and monitoring treatment effect...
December 7, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160376/fractional-flow-reserve-and-resting-indices-for-coronary-physiologic-assessment-practical-guide-tips-and-tricks
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Fabien Picard, Michele Pighi, Hung Q Ly
Physiologic assessment using fractional flow reserve (FFR) to guide percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) has been demonstrated to improve clinical outcomes, compared to angiography-guided PCI. Recently, resting indices such as resting Pd/Pa, "instantaneous wave-free ratio", and contrast medium induced FFR have been evaluated for the assessment of the functional consequences of coronary lesions. Herein, we review and discuss the use of FFR and other indices for the functional assessment of coronary lesions...
February 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153992/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-trajectories-are-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-in-women-results-from-the-doetinchem-cohort-study
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Annelien C de Kat, W Monique Verschuren, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Frank J M Broekmans, Yvonne T van der Schouw
BACKGROUND: Earlier age at menopause is widely considered to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the underlying mechanisms of this relationship remain undetermined. Indications suggest that anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), an ovarian reserve marker, plays a physiological role outside of the reproductive system. Therefore, we investigated whether longitudinal AMH decline trajectories are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurrence...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149843/gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-cardiovascular-disease
#18
REVIEW
Gjin Ndrepepa, Adnan Kastrati
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is an enzyme located on the external surface of cellular membranes. GGT contributes in maintaining the physiological concentrations of cytoplasmic glutathione and cellular defense against oxidative stress via cleavage of extracellular glutathione and increased availability of amino acids for its intracellular synthesis. Increased GGT activity is a marker of antioxidant inadequacy and increased oxidative stress. Ample evidence suggests that elevated GGT activity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, arterial hypertension, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and all-cause and CVD-related mortality...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141585/hospital-acquired-pneumonia-due-to-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-in-the-elderly-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-beijing
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Chao Liu, Jun Guo, Weifeng Yan, Yi Jin, Fei Pan, Xiangqun Fang, Long Qin, Changting Liu
INTRODUCTION: Achromobacter xylosoxidans has been reported in several countries; however, hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) due to this organism in elderly patients in China remains rare. METHODOLOGY: HAP due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans identified at the General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army in Beijing from January 2008 to October 2011 was studied. Detailed clinical manifestations were collected. To study the clinical risk factors for the imipenem-resistant strain, patients were divided into two groups: imipenem-resistant (21 cases) and imipenem-nonresistant (20 cases)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140304/electrical-approach-to-improve-left-ventricular-activation-during-right-ventricle-stimulation
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María Paula Bonomini, Daniel F Ortega, Luis D Barja, Nicolasa Mangani, Analía Paolucci, Emilio Logarzo
Coronary sinus mapping is commonly used to evaluate left atrial activation. Herein, we propose to use it to assess which right ventricular pacing modality produces the shortest left ventricular activation times (R-LVtime) and the narrowest QRS widths. Three study groups were defined: 54 controls without intraventricular conduction disturbances; 15 patients with left bundle branch block, and other 15 with right bundle branch block. Left ventricular activation times and QRS widths were evaluated among groups under sinus rhythm, right ventricular apex, right ventricular outflow tract and high output septal zone (SEPHO)...
2017: Medicina
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