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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141184/unrecognized-venous-injuries-after-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-transvenous-lead-extraction
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Khaldoun G Tarakji, Walid Saliba, Danny Markabawi, E Rene Rodriguez, Yoaav Krauthammer, Michael P Brunner, Ayman A Hussein, Bryan Baranowski, Daniel J Cantillon, Mohamed Kanj, Mark Niebauer, Jack Rickard, Thomas Callahan, Mingyuan Shao, David O Martin, Oussama M Wazni, Bruce L Wilkoff, Carmela D Tan
BACKGROUND: Major complication rate of transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is estimated around 1-2.0%. Laceration of the central veins can be fatal. OBJECTIVES: to define the incidence and extent of venous injuries on a microscopic level after TLE and compare it with the incidence of clinically documented events of venous laceration. METHODS: We studied all patients who underwent TLE at our tertiary center within 30 months via a variety of techniques...
November 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141071/usefulness-of-total-12-lead-qrs-voltage-as-a-clue-to-diagnosis-of-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-severe-enough-to-warrant-orthotopic-heart-transplant
#2
William C Roberts, Tiffany M Becker, Shelley A Hall
Importance: Severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis is difficult to diagnosis without biopsy. Objective: To assess whether total electrocardiographic 12-lead QRS voltage may be a clue to diagnosis. Design, Setting, Participants: Case-series study with cases collected at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, from January 13, 2005, to January 24, 2017. The clinical records of 16 patients with severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis were studied...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138928/mechanisms-of-drug-binding-to-voltage-gated-sodium-channels
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M E O'Leary, M Chahine
Voltage-gated sodium (Na(+)) channels are expressed in virtually all electrically excitable tissues and are essential for muscle contraction and the conduction of impulses within the peripheral and central nervous systems. Genetic disorders that disrupt the function of these channels produce an array of Na(+) channelopathies resulting in neuronal impairment, chronic pain, neuromuscular pathologies, and cardiac arrhythmias. Because of their importance to the conduction of electrical signals, Na(+) channels are the target of a wide variety of local anesthetic, antiarrhythmic, anticonvulsant, and antidepressant drugs...
November 15, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138820/matrine-suppresses-cardiac-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-smad-pathway-in-experimental-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Yong Zhang, Lei Cui, Gongchang Guan, Junkui Wang, Chuan Qiu, Tielin Yang, Yan Guo, Zhongwei Liu
Cardiac fibrosis is one of the pathological characteristics of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DbCM). Matrine treatment has proven to be effective in cases of organ fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, the anti-fibrosis-associated cardioprotective effects of matrine on DbCM were investigated. Rats with experimental DbCM were administered matrine orally. Cardiac functions were evaluated using invasive hemodynamic examinations. Cardiac compliance was assessed in isolated hearts. Using Sirius Red and fluorescence staining, the collagen in diabetic hearts was visualized...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138760/cardiac-surgery-after-heart-transplantation-elective-operation-or-last-exit-strategy
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Johannes Goekler, Andreas Zuckermann, Emilio Osorio, Faris F Brkic, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Guenther Laufer, Arezu Aliabadi-Zuckermann
Background: Because of improved long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx), late graft pathologies such as valvular disease or cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) might need surgical intervention to enhance longer survival and ensure quality of life. To this date, there exist no guidelines for indication of cardiac surgery other than retransplantation after HTx. Methods: In this retrospective, single-center study, we evaluated patients who underwent cardiac surgery after HTx at our institution...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138674/exercise-training-restores-cardiac-microrna-1-and-microrna-29c-to-nonpathological-levels-in-obese-rats
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André C Silveira, Tiago Fernandes, Úrsula P R Soci, João L P Gomes, Diego L Barretti, Glória G F Mota, Carlos Eduardo Negrão, Edilamar M Oliveira
We previously reported that aerobic exercise training (AET) consisted of 10 weeks of 60-min swimming sessions, and 5 days/week AET counteracts CH in obesity. Here, we evaluated the role of microRNAs and their target genes that are involved in heart collagen deposition and calcium signaling, as well as the cardiac remodeling induced by AET in obese Zucker rats. Among the four experimental Zucker groups: control lean rats (LZR), control obese rats (OZR), trained lean rats (LZR + TR), and trained obese rats (OZR + TR), heart weight was greater in the OZR than in the LZR group due to increased cardiac intramuscular fat and collagen...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138023/oleanonic-acid-ameliorates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats-the-role-of-pkc%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Hui Gao, Hui Liu, Tiexin Tang, Xiaofei Huang, Dongxiu Wang, Yan Li, Pan Huang, Yingfu Peng
It has been reported that inflammation is closely related with cardiac hypertrophy. Some inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6 directly induce cardiac hypertrophy, which is associated with the activation of nuclear factorkappa B (NF-κB). Thus, NF-κB is an attractive target for cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, oleanonic acid inhibited the elevation of transcriptional activity of NF-κB and reduced the mRNA expressions of hypertrophic genes such as atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in a concentration-dependent manner in phenylephrine (PE)-treated cardiomyocytes...
November 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137144/impact-of-labile-zinc-on-heart-function-from-physiology-to-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Belma Turan, Erkan Tuncay
Zinc plays an important role in biological systems as bound and histochemically reactive labile Zn(2+). Although Zn(2+) concentration is in the nM range in cardiomyocytes at rest and increases dramatically under stimulation, very little is known about precise mechanisms controlling the intracellular distribution of Zn(2+) and its variations during cardiac function. Recent studies are focused on molecular and cellular aspects of labile Zn(2+) and its homeostasis in mammalian cells and growing evidence clarified the molecular mechanisms underlying Zn(2+)-diverse functions in the heart, leading to the discovery of novel physiological functions of labile Zn(2+) in parallel to the discovery of subcellular localization of Zn(2+)-transporters in cardiomyocytes...
November 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136112/local-production-of-tenascin-c-acts-as-a-trigger-for-monocyte-macrophage-recruitment-that-provokes-cardiac-dysfunction
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Dounia Abbadi, Fanny Laroumanie, Mathilde Bizou, Joffrey Pozzo, Danièle Daviaud, Christine Delage, Denis Calise, Fréderique Gaits-Iacovoni, Marianne Dutaur, Florence Tortosa, Edith Renaud-Gabardos, Victorine Douin-Echinard, Anne-Catherine Prats, Jerome Roncalli, Angelo Parini, Nathalie Pizzinat
Aims: Tenascin-C (TNC) is an endogenous danger signal molecule strongly associated with inflammatory diseases and with poor outcome in patients with cardiomyopathies. Its function within pathological cardiac tissue during pressure overload remains poorly understood. Methods and results: We showed that TNC accumulates after 1 week of transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in the heart of 12-week-old male mice. By cross bone marrow transplantation experiments, we determined that TNC deposition relied on cardiac cells and not on haematopoietic cells...
November 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133921/metabolomics-identifies-metabolite-biomarkers-associated-with-acute-rejection-after-heart-transplantation-in-rats
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Feng Lin, Yi Ou, Chuan-Zhong Huang, Sheng-Zhe Lin, Yun-Bin Ye
The aim of this study was to identify metabolite biomarkers associated with acute rejection after heart transplantation in rats using a LC-MS-based metabolomics approach. A model of heterotopic cardiac xenotransplantation was established in rats, with Wistar rats as donors and SD rats as recipients. Blood and cardiac samples were collected from blank control rats (Group A), rats 5 (Group B) and 7 days (Group C) after heart transplantation, and pretreated rats 5 (Group D) and 7 days (Group E) post-transplantation for pathological and metabolomics analyses...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133490/auscultation-while-standing-a-basic-and-reliable-method-to-rule-out-a-pathologic-heart-murmur-in-children
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Bruno Lefort, Elodie Cheyssac, Nathalie Soulé, Jacques Poinsot, Marie-Catherine Vaillant, Alaeddin Nassimi, Alain Chantepie
PURPOSE: The distinction between physiologic (innocent) and pathologic (organic) heart murmurs is not always easy in routine practice, leading too often to unnecessary cardiology referrals and expensive investigations. We aimed to test the hypothesis that the complete disappearance of murmur on standing can exclude cardiac disease in children. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, we prospectively included 194 consecutive children aged 2 to 18 years who were referred for heart murmur evaluation to pediatric cardiologists at 2 French medical centers...
November 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133056/therapeutic-potential-of-songorine-a-diterpenoid-alkaloid-of-the-genus-aconitum
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REVIEW
Haroon Khan, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Antoni Sureda, Nikolay Mehterov, Diana Gulei, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Hiroaki Taniguchi, Atanas G Atanasov
Alkaloids are well-studied secondary metabolites, with recent preclinical studies evidencing that many of them exhibit anti-cancer, anti-depressant, anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anti-platelet, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial properties. Aconitum is a genus rich of diverse alkaloids. More than 450 alkaloids have been identified in a variety of species. Songorine is a C20 diterpenoid alkaloid and 12-keto analog of napelline, isolated from Aconitum soongaricum and was associated with a heterogeneous panel of biological functions...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132775/-maternal-deaths-due-to-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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D Chassard, E Verspyck
Between 2010 and 2012, 29 maternal deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease, i.e. an overall maternal mortality ratio of 1.2 per 100,000 live births. Deaths occurred in pre-existing heart disease (n=19), peripartum cardiomyopathy (n=5), or arterial rupture (n=5). Care was considered non-optimal in three of five patients with congenital heart disease and due to delayed management by specialized teams. Pregnant patients with heart disease should be considered to be at high risk of mortality or severe cardiovascular complications and therefore reoriented as soon as possible to a perinatal center with the expertise of these pathologies...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131758/titin-gene-and-protein-functions-in-passive-and-active-muscle
#14
Wolfgang A Linke
The thin and thick filaments of muscle sarcomeres are interconnected by the giant protein titin, which is a scaffolding filament, signaling platform, and provider of passive tension and elasticity in myocytes. This review summarizes recent insight into the mechanisms behind how titin gene mutations cause hereditary cardiomyopathy and how titin protein is mechanically active in skeletal and cardiac myocytes. A main theme is the evolving role of titin as a modulator of contraction. Topics include strain-sensing via titin in the sarcomeric A-band as the basis for length-dependent activation, titin elastic recoil and refolding of titin domains as an energy source, and Ca(2+)-dependent stiffening of titin stretched during eccentric muscle contractions...
November 13, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130502/cardiac-involvement-in-the-muscular-dystrophies
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REVIEW
Nicholas J Silvestri, Haisam Ismail, Peter Zimetbaum, Elizabeth M Raynor
Cardiac disease is a common clinical manifestation present in a variety of neuromuscular disorders, most notably the muscular dystrophies. Heart disease may produce the presenting or predominant symptoms in these disorders but more often does not result in clinical features at the time of initial presentation. Cardiac involvement in the muscular dystrophies results from pathologic changes in the myocardium and the cardiac conduction system, leading to cardiomyopathy and/or rhythm disturbances including supraventricular arrhythmias, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death...
November 11, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127730/comprehensive-study-of-three-novel-cases-of-tfeb-amplified-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-review-of-the-literature-evidence-for-a-specific-entity-with-poor-outcome
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Lionel Mendel, Damien Ambrosetti, Yohan Bodokh, Mélanie Ngo-Mai, Matthieu Durand, Cécile Simbsler-Michel, Mickael Delhorbe, Jean Amiel, Florence Pedeutour
The first case of TFEB-amplified renal cell carcinoma was published in 2014. Since then, 29 additional cases have been described. The prognostic and therapeutic implications of this rare entity remain to be determined. We describe here the clinical, histological and genetic features of three novel cases, as well as the first complete literature review. Four tumors were examined from three patients selected from the large collection of genetically characterized renal tumors in our institution. The pathological and immunohistochemical features were centrally reviewed by a uropathologist...
November 11, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127493/late-sodium-current-associated-cardiac-electrophysiological-and-mechanical-dysfunction
#17
REVIEW
Shandong Yu, Gang Li, Christopher L-H Huang, Ming Lei, Lin Wu
Late sodium current (INaL) is a small sustained inward current observed during the cardiac action potential plateau phase following decay of the early peak INa. The endogenous INaL is relatively small in normal hearts but exerts functionally significant effects on cardiomyocyte repolarization with potentially pro-arrhythmic effects in hearts with reduced repolarization reserve. Enhanced INa,L occurs in long QT syndrome 3 (LQTS 3) patients, and under a number of pathological and pharmacological cardiovascular conditions, including bradycardia, myocardial ischemia, reperfusion injury, and heart failure...
November 10, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127361/reentry-via-high-frequency-pacing-in-a-mathematical-model-for-human-ventricular-cardiac-tissue-with-a-localized-fibrotic-region
#18
Soling Zimik, Rahul Pandit
Localized heterogeneities, caused by the regional proliferation of fibroblasts, occur in mammalian hearts because of diseases like myocardial infarction. Such fibroblast clumps can become sources of pathological reentrant activities, e.g., spiral or scroll waves of electrical activation in cardiac tissue. The occurrence of reentry in cardiac tissue with heterogeneities, such as fibroblast clumps, can depend on the frequency at which the medium is paced. Therefore, it is important to study the reentry-initiating potential of such fibroblast clumps at different frequencies of pacing...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127238/protective-effects-of-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-against-excess-iron-and-ferroptosis-in-cardiomyocytes
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Yuichi Baba, Jason K Higa, Briana K Shimada, Kate M Horiuchi, Tomohiro Suhara, Motoi Kobayashi, Jonathan D Woo, Hiroko Aoyagi, Karra S Marh, Hiroaki Kitaoka, Takashi Matsui
Clinical studies suggest that myocardial iron is a risk factor for left ventricular remodeling in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). Ferroptosis was recently reported as a mechanism of iron-dependent non-apoptotic cell death. However, ferroptosis in the heart is not well understood. The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) protects the heart against pathological stimuli such as ischemia. To define the role of cardiac mTOR on cell survival in iron-mediated cell death, we examined cardiomyocyte (CM) cell viability under excess iron and ferroptosis conditions...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127185/advances-in-computational-modelling-for-personalised-medicine-after-myocardial-infarction
#20
REVIEW
Kenneth Mangion, Hao Gao, Dirk Husmeier, Xiaoyu Luo, Colin Berry
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality worldwide. Determining which patients will experience heart failure and sudden cardiac death after an acute MI is notoriously difficult for clinicians. The extent of heart damage after an acute MI is informed by cardiac imaging, typically using echocardiography or sometimes, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). These scans provide complex data sets that are only partially exploited by clinicians in daily practice, implying potential for improved risk assessment...
November 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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