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Patricia Reant, Stephane Lafitte, Amelie Reynaud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630604/expression-of-p53-in-myocardium-following-coronary-microembolization-in-rats-and-its-significance
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Yu-Han Sun, Qiang Su, Lang Li, Xian-Tao Wang, Yuan-Xi Lu, Jia-Bao Liang
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocyte apoptosis is a primary cause for coronary microembolization (CME)-induced cardiac dysfunction. p53 induces cell growth retardation and apoptosis through stress pathway. The present study investigated the mechanism of p53-induced myocardial apoptosis and cardiac dysfunction by activating the mitochondrion apoptotic pathway following CME. METHODS: Forty SD rats were equally divided into microembolization (CME), sham operation (sham), CME+siRNA-p53, and CME+control-p53 groups...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627670/intermedin-improves-cardiac-function-and-sympathetic-neural-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure
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Bin Xu, Hao Xu, Heng Cao, Xiaoxiao Liu, Chunhuan Qin, Yanzhou Zhao, Xiaolin Han, Hongli Li
Emerging evidence has suggested that intermedin (IMD), a novel member of the calcitonin gene‑related peptide (CGRP) family, has a wide range of cardioprotective effects. The present study investigated the effects of long‑term administration of IMD on cardiac function and sympathetic neural remodeling in heart failure (HF) rats, and studied potential underlying mechanism. HF was induced in rats by myocardial infarction (MI). Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either saline or IMD (0.6 µg/kg/h) treatment groups for 4 weeks post‑MI...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624812/extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-attenuated-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-remodeling-in-mini-pig-with-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Hani E E Ali, Ben-Chung Cheng, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, John Y Chiang, Pao-Yuan Lin, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that extracorporeal shock wave (ECSW) treatment can improve ischemia-induced left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in mini-pig with co-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). LV ischemia in mini-pigs was induced by applying an ameroid constrictor over mid-left anterior descending artery (LAD), while model of CKD was established by right nephrectomy with partial ligation of left renal arterioles 2 weeks before LAD constriction. Thirty mini-pigs were randomly divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (LV-ischemia), group 3 (LV-ischemia + CKD), Group 4 [LV-ischemia + ECSW (applied 1200 shots at 0...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622591/targeting-proinflammatory-cytokines-oxidative-stress-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-stat-3-by-rosuvastatin-and-ubiquinone-to-ameliorate-trastuzumab-cardiotoxicity
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Ahmed M Kabel, Abeer A Elkhoely
The aim of this study was to assess the possible modulatory effects of rosuvastatin and/or ubiquinone on trastuzumab (TRZ)-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. One hundred and twenty mice were divided into six equal groups as follows: control group; TRZ group; TRZ+carboxymethyl cellulose group; TRZ+rosuvastatin group; TRZ+Ubiquinone group and TRZ+rosuvastatin+Ubiquinone group. Serum creatine kinase (CK-MB), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), troponin I and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) were measured...
June 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622359/aerobic-exercise-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-hypertrophy-via-%C3%AE-3-ar-nnos-no-activation
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Bin Wang, Ming Xu, Wenju Li, Xiaoli Li, Qiangsun Zheng, Xiaolin Niu
Aerobic exercise confers sustainable protection against cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure (HF). Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and nitric oxide (NO) are known to play an important role in exercise-mediated cardioprotection, but the mechanism of NOS/NO stimulation during exercise remains unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the role of β3-adrenergic receptors (β3-ARs), NOS activation, and NO metabolites (nitrite and nitrosothiols) in the sustained cardioprotective effects of aerobic exercise. An HF model was constructed by transverse aortic constriction (TAC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621042/clinical-evaluation-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-aaoca
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Silvana Molossi, Hitesh Agrawal
The clinical evaluation of patients with an anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta, is challenging given its first presentation being sudden cardiac arrest in about half of the patients. Symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and syncope during exertion should be of concern in evaluating young athletes and nonathletes. The lack of abnormal signs on the physical exam and electrocardiogram further adds to the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis...
June 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611684/protective-role-for-lpa3-in-cardiac-hypertrophy-induced-by-myocardial-infarction-but-not-by-isoproterenol
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Lin Cai, Guangpu Fan, Fang Wang, Si Liu, Tiewei Li, Xiangfeng Cong, Jerold Chun, Xi Chen
Background: We previously reported that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) promoted cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in vitro via one of its G protein-coupled receptor subtypes, LPA3. In this study, we examined the role of LPA3 in cardiac hypertrophy induced by isoproterenol (ISO) and myocardial infarction. Methods:In vitro, neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs) were subjected to LPA3 knocked-down, or pretreated with a β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) antagonist (propranolol) before LPA/ISO treatment. Cardiomyocyte size and hypertrophic gene (ANP, BNP) mRNA levels were determined...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599829/noninvasive-coronary-flow-reserve-predicts-response-to-exercise-in-asymptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Patrick Meimoun, Daniel Czitrom, Jérome Clerc, Jean Christophe Seghezzi, Sonia Martis, Alain Berrebi, Frederic Elmkies
BACKGROUND: In patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) provides additional prognostic information beyond baseline. The coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) is impaired in AS, but its link with exertion is unknown in this setting. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that CFVR could predict exercise capacity and abnormal exercise test results in AS. METHODS: Noninvasive CFVR and symptom-limited semisupine ESE were prospectively performed the same day in 43 patients with asymptomatic isolated severe AS (mean age, 68...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599828/a-doppler-echocardiographic-study-of-the-myocardial-inotropic-response-to-peak-semisupine-exercise-in-healthy-children-development-of-a-simplified-index-of%C3%A2-myocardial%C3%A2-reserve
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Anita T Cote, D Kathryn Duff, Carolina A Escudero, Astrid M De Souza, Lindsey D Williams, Raman Gill, M Terri Zadorsky, Kevin C Harris, James E Potts, George G S Sandor
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography has been advocated for the detection of abnormal myocardial function and unmasking diminished myocardial reserve in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to create a simplified index of myocardial reserve, derived from the myocardial inotropic response to peak semisupine exercise in healthy children, and illustrate its applicability in a sample of pediatric oncology patients. METHODS: In this prospective analysis, children (7-18 years of age) with normal cardiac structure and function performed semisupine stress echocardiography to volitional fatigue...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597800/effect-of-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-on-serum-heart-fatty-acid-binding-protein-levels
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Sinan Akinci, Akif Serhat Balcioğlu, Gülten Taçoy, Yusuf Tavil, Özlem Gülbahar, Murat Özdemir
Objective Heart fatty acid binding protein (HFABP) is a low-molecular-weight free protein that is abundant in the intracytoplasmic space of myocytes. Due to its unique features, serum HFABP levels may increase in myocardial ischaemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of myocardial ischaemia induced by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) on serum HFABP levels. Methods and results A total of 30 consecutive patients with suspected myocardial ischaemia underwent DSE examination. HFABP levels were measured immediately before and 1 hour after DSE...
April 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597120/long-term-prognostic-implications-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-octogenarians-an-all-comer-cohort-study
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Athanasios Katsikis, Athanasios Theodorakos, Vassiliki Manira, Spyridon Papaioannou, Genovefa Kolovou, Vassilios Voudris, Maria Koutelou
PURPOSE: Evaluation of the long-term prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in octogenarians. METHODS: Six hundred and twenty-nine octogenarians [51% previous myocardial infarction (MI) or revascularization] who underwent single-isotope MPI (78% (201)Tl, 22% (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin) with exercise (38% Bruce, 2% leg ergometry) or pharmacologic (58% adenosine, 2% dobutamine) stress were studied. All patients had LVEF determined by echocardiography within 1 month from MPI...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596817/cardiovascular-assessment-in-liver-transplant-for-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-patients-what-we-do-what-we-should-do
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Yolanda Sanchez-Torrijos, Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero-Gómez
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing considerably due to the current lifestyle, which means that it is becoming one of the main indications for liver transplantation. On the other hand, there is a strong association between NAFLD and cardiovascular disease. This has been evidenced in many studies revealing a higher presence of carotid plaques or carotid intima-media thickness, leading to cardiovascular events and, ultimately, mortality. According to the liver transplant guidelines, screening for heart disease in transplant candidates should be performed by electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiography while a stress echocardiogram should be reserved for those with more than two cardiovascular risk factors or greater than 50 years old...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592829/speckle-tracking-stress-echocardiography-uncovers-early-subclinical-cardiac-involvement-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Kai O Hensel, Francisca E Abellan Schneyder, Lucia Wilke, Andreas Heusch, Stefan Wirth, Andreas C Jenke
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, whether cardiac consequences present early in IBD is unknown. This is the first study in children aiming to unmask altered myocardial mechanics in IBD. We enrolled 50 consecutive normotensive children with Crohn's disease (CD) (n = 28) or ulcerative colitis (UC) (n = 22). The study groups consisted of 18 patients with active inflammatory disease (mean age 14.6 ± 2.5 years) and 32 children with IBD in remission (14...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592522/feasibility-of-physiologist-led-stress-echocardiography-for-the-assessment-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Jamal Nasir Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Tamseel Fatima, Leah Michael, Andreea Mihai, Zeeshan Mustafa, Kully Sandhu, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, Grant Heatlie
BACKGROUND: Physiologist-led stress echocardiography (PLSE) services provide potential for expansion of SE services and increased productivity for cardiologists. There are no published data on the feasibility of PLSE. We sought to assess the feasibility, safety and robustness of PLSE and CLSE for coronary artery disease (CAD) assessment. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 898 patients undergoing PLSE or CLSE for CAD assessment using exercise or dobutamine stress over 24 months...
June 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590298/diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications-of-exercise-treadmill-and-rest-first-pass-radionuclide-angiography-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yen-Wen Wu, Pei-Ying Hsu, Yen-Hung Lin, Mei-Fang Cheng, Chi-Lun Ko, Yih-Hwen Huang, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Jin-Shing Chen, Jou-Wei Lin, Hsao-Hsun Hsu
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by abnormally increased pulmonary vascular pressure, leading to deteriorated right ventricular function and premature death. Pulmonary mean transit time (PMTT) and biventricular function response to exercise in first-pass radionuclide angiography (FP-RNA) may provide early detection and timely disease monitoring of PH. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of this imaging modality in PH patients. METHODS: Left and right ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF/RVEF) and PMTT at rest and immediately after exercise treadmill test were measured by FP-RNA in 77 consecutive patients with clinical presentations suggestive of PH (aged 46 ± 15 years, 33 men), mostly with symptoms of unexplained progressive dyspnea...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588076/pai-1-controls-cardiomyocyte-tgf-%C3%AE-and-cardiac-fibrosis
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Panagiotis Flevaris, Sadiya S Khan, Mesut Eren, Adam J Schuldt, Sanjiv J Shah, Daniel C Lee, Sweta Gupta, Amy Shapiro, Paul Burridge, Asish K Ghosh, Douglas E Vaughan
Background -Fibrosis is the pathologic consequence of stress-induced tissue remodeling and matrix accumulation. Increased levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor type I (PAI-1) have been shown to promote fibrosis in multiple organ systems. Paradoxically, homozygous genetic deficiency of PAI-1 is associated with spontaneous age-dependent cardiac-selective fibrosis in mice. We have identified a novel PAI-1-dependent mechanism that regulates cardiomyocyte-derived fibrogenic signals and cardiac transcriptional pathways during injury...
June 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580760/stress-echocardiography-an-overview-for-use-in-pediatric-and-congenital-cardiology
#18
Peter Ermis
Currently, the role of stress echocardiography primarily resides in diagnosing acquired coronary artery disease (CAD) in adults. Besides an increasing concern for traditional CAD in young patients due to obesity and other chronic pediatric diseases, there is also a growing population of adolescents and young adults with "at risk" coronary arteries due to: reimplanted coronaries in congenital heart disease, anomalous origin of the native coronary arteries, coronary abnormalities in Kawasaki's disease, and posttransplant coronary vasculopathy...
June 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579457/metformin-ameliorates-gender-and-age-dependent-hemodynamic-instability-and-myocardial-injury-in-murine-hemorrhagic-shock
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Dzmitry Matsiukevich, Giovanna Piraino, Patrick Lahni, Paul W Hake, Vivian Wolfe, Michael O'Connor, Jeanne James, Basilia Zingarelli
Severity of multiple organ failure is significantly impacted by age and gender in patients with hemorrhagic shock. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the enhanced organ injury are not fully understood. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a pivotal orchestrator of metabolic responses during stress. We investigated whether hemorrhage-induced myocardial injury is age and gender dependent and whether treatment with metformin, an AMPK activator, affords cardioprotective effects. C57/BL6 young (3-5months) and mature (9-12months) male and female mice were subjected to hemorrhagic shock by blood withdrawing followed by resuscitation with blood and Lactated Ringer's solution...
June 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577664/feasibility-of-exercise-stress-echocardiography-and-myocardial-response-in-patients-with-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
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Babar S Hasan, Fatima I Lunze, Najveen Alvi, Keri M Shafer, Jonathan Rhodes
BACKGROUND: Exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) can unmask ventricular dysfunction in asymptomatic patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), but its acquisition and interpretation is often challenging, and the method has not been validated in CHD. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of ESE using Doppler imaging and to assess myocardial response to exercise in patients with biventricular (BiV) and univentricular (UniV) circulation after CHD repair. METHODS: In this single-center prospective study, we recruited 55 participants (17 females), median age 14 years (8-22 years)...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
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