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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353048/cardiac-events-after-non-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-pre-operative-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-findings-from-the-mayo-poce-dse-investigators
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R Jay Widmer, Michael W Cullen, Bradley R Salonen, Karna K Sundsted, David Raslau, Arya B Mohabbat, Brian M Dougan, D Mike Bierle, Donna K Lawson, A Jimmy Widmer, Mary Bundrick, Prakriti Gaba, Rene Tellez, Darrell R Schroeder, Robert B McCully, Karen F Mauck
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines support the use of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) prior to non-cardiac surgery in higher risk patients who are unable to perform at least 4 metabolic equivalents of physical activity. We evaluated post-operative outcomes of patients in different operative risk categories after pre-operative DSE. METHODS: We collected data from the medical record on 4,494 patients from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2011 who had DSE up to 90 days prior to a non-cardiac surgery...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350381/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-knockout-attenuates-endotoxin-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-in-mice
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Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: The accumulated evidence suggests that macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays a key role not only in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases but also in cardiovascular disease. The cardiac dysfunction is related to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in sepsis. AIM: This study was designed to examine whether MIF mediates LPS-induced cardiac dysfunction and address the mechanisms. METHODS: Echocardiography, immunohistochemical analysis, cell shortening/relengthening and intracellular Ca2+ fluorescence evaluation were performed in whole hearts and isolated cardiomyocytes from C57 and MIF knockout mice treated with or without LPS...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345099/aortic-versus-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-impact-of-aortic-valve-disease
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Johan Petrini, Margareta Ring, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Kenneth Caidahl, Maria J Eriksson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Intima-media thickness is a marker for atherosclerosis but is also influenced by shear stress and flow. We evaluated the relation between intima-media thickness of the descending aorta (AoIMT) and the common carotid artery (CIMT) in patients with and without severe aortic valve disease (sAVD). METHODS: A total of 310 patients (233 with sAVD, 77 without) were examined with regard to AoIMT and CIMT using transesophageal echocardiography and carotid ultrasound, respectively, before valvular and/or aortic surgery...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343820/increased-left-ventricular-mass-index-is-present-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-ischemic-heart-disease
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Jelena P Seferovic, Milorad Tesic, Petar M Seferovic, Katarina Lalic, Aleksandra Jotic, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Vojislav Giga, Sanja Stankovic, Natasa Milic, Ljiljana Lukic, Tanja Milicic, Marija Macesic, Jelena Stanarcic Gajovic, Nebojsa M Lalic
Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) increase has been described in hypertension (HTN), but less is known about its association with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). As these conditions frequently co-exist, we investigated the association of T2DM, HTN and both with echocardiographic parameters, and hypothesized that patients with both had highest LVMI, followed by patients with only T2DM or HTN. Study population included 101 T2DM patients, 62 patients with HTN and no T2DM, and 76 patients with T2DM and HTN, excluded for ischemic heart disease...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337094/vitamin-d-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-in-mice
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Liang Zhang, Xiao Yan, Jie Bai, Tesfaldet Habtemariam Hidru, Qing-Shan Wang, Hui-Hua Li
Vitamin D (VD) and its analogues play critical roles in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies have demonstrated that VD exerts a protective role in cardiovascular diseases. However, the beneficial effect of VD on pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction and its underlying mechanisms are not fully elucidated. In this study, cardiac dysfunction and hypertrophic remodeling in mice were induced by pressure overload. Cardiac function was evaluated by echocardiography, and myocardial histology was detected by H&E and Masson's trichrome staining...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333461/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-coronary-artery-disease-relationship-of-symptom-amelioration-and-ischemia-improvement
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Youko Takakuwa, Masayoshi Sarai, Hideki Kawai, Akira Yamada, Kenji Shiino, Kayoko Takada, Yasuomi Nagahara, Meiko Miyagi, Sadako Motoyama, Hiroshi Toyama, Yukio Ozaki
Objectives: The current management of coronary artery disease (CAD) relies on three major therapeutic options, namely medication, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, severe CAD that is not indicated for PCI or CABG still bears a poor prognosis due to the lack of effective treatments. In 2006, extracorporeal cardiac shock wave (SW) therapy reported on human for the first time. This treatment resulted in better myocardial perfusion as evaluated by dipyridamole stress thallium scintigraphy, angina symptoms, and exercise tolerance...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332410/myocardial-strain-stress-changes-identified-by-echocardiography-may-reveal-early-sepsis-induced-myocardial-dysfunction
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Xiaoting Wang, Longxiang Su, Rongli Yang, Hongmin Zhang, Dawei Liu
Objective To perform early assessment of sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD) using strain/stress echocardiography. Methods A canine model of SIMD was established using intravenous injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 2 mg/kg). Thirteen dogs were included, comprising an LPS-treated SIMD group ( n = 7) and saline control group ( n = 6). SIMD was assessed at various time-points using cardiac measurements including haemodynamics and echocardiography. Results Systolic and radial ventricular wall stress and circular ventricular wall stress (WSsc) were significantly lower in the sepsis group versus the control group at all time-points...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330683/cardiac-function-during-weaning-failure-the-role-of-diastolic-dysfunction
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Ferran Roche-Campo, Alexandre Bedet, Emmanuel Vivier, Laurent Brochard, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a common cause of weaning failure. Weaning shares some similarities with a cardiac stress test and may challenge active phases of the cardiac cycle-like ventricular contractility and relaxation. This study aimed at assessing systolic and diastolic function during the weaning process and scrutinizing their dynamics during weaning trials. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed during baseline ventilator settings to assess cardiac function at the initiation of the weaning process and at the start and the end of consecutive weaning trials (performed at day-1, day-2, and before extubation if applicable) to explore the evolution of left ventricle contractility and relaxation in a subset of patients...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323739/fasudil-alleviates-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure-by-activating-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-responses
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Peng Guan, Yingran Liang, Na Wang
The RhoA/Rho-kinase cascade plays an important role in many aspects of cardiovascular function. This study aims to investigate the protective effects of fasudil, a Rho-kinase inhibitor, on pressure overload induced heart failure in rats. Pressure overload induced heart failure was induced in SD rats by banding the abdominal aorta for 8 weeks. The rats were divided into four groups: Sham, TAC, TAC plus low dose of fasudil and TAC plus high dose of fasudil group. Low dose and high dose fasudil were 5 mg/kg/day and 10 mg/kg/day respectively...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321130/exercise-hemodynamic-and-functional-capacity-after-mitral-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-a-comparison-of-mechanical-versus-biological-prostheses
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Carlo Fino, Attilio Iacovoni, Philippe Pibarot, John R Pepper, Paolo Ferrero, Maurizio Merlo, Lorenzo Galletti, Massimo Caputo, Paolo Ferrazzi, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Diego Cugola, Michele Senni, Diego Bellavia, Julien Magne
BACKGROUND: In patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation requiring mitral valve replacement (MVR), the choice of the prosthesis type is crucial. The exercise hemodynamic and functional capacity performance in patients with contemporary prostheses have never been investigated. To compare exercise hemodynamic and functional capacity between biological (MVRb) and mechanical (MVRm) prostheses. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 86 consecutive patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation who underwent MVRb (n=41) or MVRm (n=45) and coronary artery bypass grafting...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321034/diagnostic-and-prognostic-utility-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-implications-for-clinical-trials
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Prathap Kanagala, Adrian S H Cheng, Anvesha Singh, John McAdam, Anna-Marie Marsh, Jayanth R Arnold, Iain B Squire, Leong L Ng, Gerry P McCann
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a poorly characterized condition. We aimed to phenotype patients with HFpEF using multiparametric stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and to assess the relationship to clinical outcomes. METHODS: One hundred and fifty four patients (51% male, mean age 72 ± 10 years) with a diagnosis of HFpEF underwent transthoracic echocardiography and CMR during a single study visit. The CMR protocol comprised cine, stress/rest perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement imaging on a 3T scanner...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312528/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge-of-heart-failure-after-liver-transplant-case-series
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Manish Tandon, Sunaina Tejpal Karna, Chandra Kant Pandey, Ravindra Chaturvedi
Heart failure (HF) following liver transplant (LT) surgery is a distinct clinical entity with high mortality. It is known to occur in absence of obvious risk factors. No preoperative workup including electrocardiogram, echocardiography at rest and on stress, reasonably prognosticates the risk. In patients of chronic liver disease, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, alcoholic cardiomyopathy, and stress induced cardiomyopathy have each been implicated as a cause for HF after LT. However distinguishing one etiology from another not only is difficult, several etiologies may possibly coexist in a given patient...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310645/effects-of-6-month-treatment-with-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analogue-liraglutide-on-arterial-stiffness-left-ventricular-myocardial-deformation-and-oxidative-stress-in-subjects-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Vaia Lambadiari, George Pavlidis, Foteini Kousathana, Maria Varoudi, Dimitrios Vlastos, Eirini Maratou, Dimitrios Georgiou, Ioanna Andreadou, John Parissis, Helen Triantafyllidi, John Lekakis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, George Dimitriadis, Ignatios Ikonomidis
BACKGROUND: Incretin-based therapies are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity. We investigated the changes in arterial stiffness and left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation after 6-month treatment with the GLP-1 analogue liraglutide in subjects with newly diagnosed T2DM. METHODS: We randomized 60 patients with newly diagnosed and treatment-naive T2DM to receive either liraglutide (n = 30) or metformin (n = 30) for 6 months...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310598/assessing-cardiovascular-risk-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-prior-to-kidney-transplantation-clinical-usefulness-of-a-standardised-cardiovascular-assessment-protocol
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Robin Ramphul, Maria Fernandez, Sam Firoozi, Juan C Kaski, Rajan Sharma, Debasish Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Despite pre-kidney-transplant cardiovascular (CV) assessment being routine care to minimise perioperative risk, the utility of such assessment is not well established. The study reviewed the evaluation and outcome of a standardised CV assessment protocol. METHODS: Data were analysed for 231 patients (age 53.4 ± 12.9 years, diabetes 34.6%) referred for kidney transplantation between 1/2/2012-31/12/2014. One hundred forty-three patients were high-risk (age > 60 years, diabetes, CV disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease) and offered dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE); 88 patients were low-risk and offered ECG and echocardiography with/without exercise treadmill test...
January 8, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304238/improved-right-ventricular-index-of-myocardial-performance-in-the-assessment-of-right-ventricular-function-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Nashmil Hashemi, Lars-Åke Brodin, Anders Hedman, Bassem A Samad, Mahbubul Alam
OBJECTIVES: Decreased right ventricular (RV) longitudinal function following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), as assessed by tricuspid annular systolic excursion (TAPSE) and RV peak systolic velocity (RVS') is a known condition. We aimed to explore the feasibility of the right ventricular index of myocardial performance (RIMP) in the assessment of RV function after CABG at rest and during peak dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). METHODS: Forty-two patients indicated for CABG were included in this study...
January 3, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297189/are-changes-in-heart-rate-observed-during-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-associated-with-a-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-results-of-a-multicenter-viacrt-study
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Wojciech Gilewski, Jan Błażejewski, Danuta Karasek, Joanna Banach, Łukasz Wołowiec, Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Jarosław Kasprzak, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Ilona Kowalik, Piotr Gościniak, Władysław Sinkiewicz
BACKGROUND: According to current ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is indicated in patients suffering from heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF) with significantly widened QRS complexes. Presence of vital myocardium proved by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is considered as a good prognostic factor for responsiveness to this treatment. Chronotropic incompetence is on the other hand known factor of unfavorable outcome in HF...
January 3, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288528/overexpression-of-mir-22-attenuates-oxidative-stress-injury-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-via-sirt-1
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Qinghui Tang, Qiang Len, Zheng Liu, W D Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Oxidative stress injury is believed to be important in diabetic cardiomyopathy. Recent evidence indicates that miR-22 plays an important role in various cardiovascular diseases, but the protective role of miR-22 in diabetic cardiomyopathy remains undetermined. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in male C57BL/6 mice by intraperitoneal injection with streptozotocin combined with a high-fat diet and miR-22 was overexpressed following transfection with adeno-associated virus...
December 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287725/activated-protein-c-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-hypertrophy-through-ampk-signaling
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Courtney Cates, Thomas Rousselle, Jinli Wang, Nanhu Quan, Lin Wang, Xu Chen, Likui Yang, Alireza R Rezaie, Ji Li
We found that the anticoagulant plasma protease, activated protein C (APC), stimulates the energy sensor kinase, AMPK, in the stressed heart by activating protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) on cardiomyocytes. Wild-type (WT) and AMPK-kinase dead (KD) transgenic mice were subjected to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) surgery. The results demonstrated that while no phenotypic differences can be observed between WT and AMPK-KD mice under normal physiological conditions, AMPK-KD mice exhibit significantly larger hearts after 4 weeks of TAC surgery...
December 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286102/pin1-facilitates-isoproterenol%C3%A2-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-and-collagen-deposition-by-promoting-oxidative-stress-and-activating-the-mek1-2%C3%A2-erk1-2-signal-transduction-pathway-in-rats
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Xian Wu, Mingjiang Li, Su-Qin Chen, Sha Li, Furong Guo
Peptidyl‑prolyl cis/trans isomerase, NIMA-interacting 1 (Pin1) is a member of a large superfamily of phosphorylation‑dependent peptidyl‑prolyl cis/trans isomerases, which not only regulates multiple targets at various stages of cellular processes, but is also involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases, including microbial infection, cancer, asthma and Alzheimer's disease. However, the role of Pin1 in cardiac fibrosis remains to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the potential mechanism of Pin1 in isoprenaline (ISO)‑induced myocardial fibrosis in rats...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285172/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-prevent-murine-dilated-cardiomyopathy-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
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Qianxiao Li, Qin Yu, Rongmei Na, Baiting Liu
Mice that lacked manganese-superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) activity exhibited the typical pathology of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) on heart function and oxidative stress biomarkers in mice with DCM. In the present study, heart/muscle-specific Mn-SOD-deficient mice (H/M-Sod2-/-) were treated with n-3 PUFA (30 mg/kg/day) for 10 weeks, and the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in their heart mitochondria and cardiac function was subsequently assessed...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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