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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811090/guanosine-exerts-antiplatelet-and-antithrombotic-properties-through-an-adenosine-related-camp-pka-signaling
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Francisco Fuentes, Marcelo Alarcón, Lina Badimon, Manuel Fuentes, Karl-Norbert Klotz, Gemma Vilahur, Sonja Kachler, Teresa Padró, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Guanosine is a natural product and an endogenous nucleoside that has shown to increase during myocardial ischemia. Platelets are critically involved in ischemic coronary events. It remains unknown, however, whether guanosine may affect platelet activation and function. We sought to investigate the potential antiplatelet and antithrombotic properties of guanosine and decipher the mechanisms behind. METHODS: We firstly assessed the effects of guanosine on platelet activation/aggregation upon stimulation with several platelet agonists including adenosine diphosphate (ADP), collagen, arachidonic acid (AA), and TRAP-6...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810550/2d-sti-combined-with-gated-99-tc-m-mibi-mpi-for-the-diagnosis-of-myocardial-ischemia-in-hypercholesterolemia-patients
#2
Yi Song, Rui-Fang Zhang, Yu Liu
This study aimed to investigate the reliability of ultrasound two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI) for the evaluation of myocardial ischemia in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients. We recruited 28 patients clinically diagnosed with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) and subjected them to 2D-STI, gated transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE), and (99)Tc(m)-methoxyisobutylisonitrile myocardial perfusion imaging ((99)Tc(m)-MIBI MPI). The sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accordance rate of TTDE and 2D-STI for myocardial ischemia in HoFH patients were compared with the (99)Tc(m)-MIBI scores...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808939/comparison-of-left-ventricular-shape-by-gated-spect-imaging-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Carmela Nappi, Valeria Gaudieri, Wanda Acampa, Roberta Assante, Emilia Zampella, Ciro Gabriele Mainolfi, Mario Petretta, Guido Germano, Alberto Cuocolo
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus induces structural and functional cardiac alterations that can result in heart failure. Left ventricular (LV) shape is a dynamic component of cardiac geometry influencing its contractile function. However, few data are available comparing LV shape index in diabetic and nondiabetic patients without overt coronary artery disease after balancing for coronary risk factors. METHODS: We studied 1168 patients with normal myocardial perfusion and normal LV ejection fraction on stress gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808896/regadenoson-use-for-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-advance-chronic-kidney-disease-and-dialysis-safe-effective-and-efficient
#4
EDITORIAL
Ankur Gupta, Navkaranbir S Bajaj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808889/interactions-between-myocardial-sympathetic-denervation-and-left-ventricular-mechanical-dyssynchrony-a-czt-analysis
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Alessia Gimelli, Riccardo Liga, Francesca Menichetti, Ezio Soldati, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Paolo Marzullo
BACKGROUND: A correlation between left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony (LVD) and impaired myocardial sympathetic tone has been hypothesized. We sought to assess the interactions between regional LV sympathetic innervation, perfusion, and mechanical dyssynchrony. METHODS: Eighty-three patients underwent evaluation of LV perfusion and sympathetic innervation on (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin/(123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) imaging. The summed rest score and summed (123)I-MIBG score (SS-MIBG) were computed...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807404/prognostic-usefulness-of-cardiac-stress-test-modalities-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-who-underwent-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-from-the-basel-asymptomatic-high-risk-diabetics-outcome-trial
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Federico Caobelli, Philip Haaf, Joannis Chronis, Gianluca Haenny, Miriam Brinkert, Matthias E Pfisterer, Michael J Zellweger
Our study aimed to assess predictors of the stress test technique used and to evaluate the impact of exercise level achieved on risk stratification in patients with asymptomatic type 2 diabetes without a previous coronary artery disease. Little is known whether co-morbidities of these patients predict the stress technique and whether physical performance provides risk stratification: 400 patients underwent clinical evaluation and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) using physical or pharmacological stress...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807153/c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3-enhances-the-contractility-of-cardiomyocyte-by-increasing-calcium-sensitivity
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Cheng-Lin Zhang, Zheng-Ju Chen, Han Feng, Qian Zhao, Yang-Po Cao, Li Li, Jin-Yu Wang, Yan Zhang, Li-Ling Wu
C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is an adipokine that protects against myocardial infarction-induced cardiac dysfunction through its pro-angiogenic, anti-apoptotic, and anti-fibrotic effects. However, whether CTRP3 can directly affect the systolic and diastolic function of cardiomyocytes remains unknown. Adult rat cardiomyocytes were isolated and loaded with Fura-2AM. The contraction and Ca(2+) transient data was collected and analyzed by IonOptix system. 1 and 2μg/ml CTRP3 significantly increased the contraction of cardiomyocytes...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804537/an-integrated-approach-to-coronary-heart-disease-diagnosis-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Teresa Infante, Ernesto Forte, Concetta Schiano, Carlo Cavaliere, Carlo Tedeschi, Andrea Soricelli, Marco Salvatore, Claudio Napoli
The major issue in coronary heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and management is that symptoms onset in an advanced state of disease. Despite the availability of several clinical risk scores, the prediction of cardiovascular events is lacking, and many patients at risk are not well stratified according to the canonical risk factors alone. Therefore, adequate risk assessment remains the most challenging issue. Recently, the integration of imaging data with biochemical markers in a radiogenomic framework has been proposed in many fields of medicine as well as in cardiology...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803639/atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-as-initial-manifestations-of-painless-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Claudia Stöllberger, Lilian Schäffl-Doweik, Maria Korn, Josef Finsterer
Aortic dissection is diagnostically challenging, especially in pain-free patients. Detection of acute ischemic stroke secondary to painless aortic dissection is a challenge for emergency physicians and neurologists. We report a previously healthy 58-years old female, admitted because of nausea, dizziness, somnolence, a left-sided hemiparesis and arterial hypotension. The electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation with ST-elevations and ST-depressions. Perfusion CT-imaging showed a dilatation of the aortic arch and intraluminal structures indicating an intima flap of aortic dissection...
July 21, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801525/exercise-of-obese-mice-induces-cardioprotection-and-oxygen-sparing-in-hearts-exposed-to-high-fat-load
#10
Neoma T Boardman, Anne Dragøy Hafstad, Jim Lund, Line Rossvoll, Ellen Aasum
Exercise training is a potent, therapeutic approach in obesity and diabetes that exerts protective effects against development of diabetic cardiomyopathy and ischemic-injury. Acute increases in circulating fatty acids (FAs) during an ischemic insult can challenge the heart, as high FA-load is considered to have adverse cardiac effects. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that exercise-induced cardiac effects in diet-induced obese mice are abrogated by an acute high FA-load. Diet-induced obese mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 20 weeks...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801416/outcome-of-revascularisation-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-without-ischaemia-a-danish-registry-based-follow-up-study
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Jane Angel Simonsen, Hans Mickley, Allan Johansen, Søren Hess, Anders Thomassen, Oke Gerke, Lisette O Jensen, Jesper Hallas, Werner Vach, Poul F Hoilund-Carlsen
OBJECTIVES: In stable coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary revascularisation may reduce mortality of patients with a certain amount of left ventricular myocardial ischaemia. However, revascularisation does not always follow the guidance suggested by ischaemia testing. We compared outcomes in patients without ischaemia who had either revascularisation or medical treatment. DESIGN AND POPULATION: Based on registries, 1327 consecutive patients with normal myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and 278 with fixed perfusion defects were followed for a median of 6...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801038/qrs-duration-reflects-underlying-changes-in-conduction-velocity-during-increased-intraventricular-pressure-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Jorge G Quintanilla, Javier Moreno, Tamara Archondo, José Manuel Alfonso-Almazán, José María Lillo-Castellano, Elena Usandizaga, María Jesús García-Torrent, Cruz Rodríguez-Bobada, Pablo González, Luis Borrego, Victoria Cañadas-Godoy, Juan J González-Ferrer, Nicasio Pérez-Castellano, Julián Pérez-Villacastín, David Filgueiras-Rama
Pressure overload and heart failure electrophysiological remodeling (HF-ER) in pigs are associated with decreased conduction velocity (CV) and dispersion of repolarization, which lead to higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia. This work aimed to establish the correlation between QRS complex duration and underlying changes in CV during increased intraventricular pressure (IVP) and/or HF-ER ex-vivo, and to determine whether QRS duration could be sensitive to an acute increase in left ventricular afterload in-vivo...
August 8, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800760/perceptions-of-patients-and-providers-on-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-for-asymptomatic-patients-choosing-wisely-and-professional-liability
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Kristopher P Kline, Leslee Shaw, Rebecca J Beyth, Jared Plumb, Linda Nguyen, Tianyao Huo, David E Winchester
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts by professional societies to reduce low value care, many reports indicate that unnecessary tests, such as nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), are commonly used in contemporary practice. The degree to which lack of awareness and professional liability concerns drive these behaviors warrants further study. We sought to investigate patient and provider perceptions about MPI in asymptomatic patients, the Choosing Wisely (CW) campaign, and professional liability concerns...
August 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800676/development-and-evaluation-of-heartbeat-a-machine-perfusion-heart-preservation-system
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Yongnan Li, Qingdong Zeng, Gang Liu, Junzhe Du, Bingren Gao, Wei Wang, Zhe Zheng, Shengshou Hu, Bingyang Ji
Static cold storage is accompanied with a partial safe ischemic interval for donor hearts. In this current study, a machine perfusion system was built to provide a better preservation for the donor heart and assessment for myocardial function. Chinese mini-swine (weight 30-35 kg, n = 16) were randomly divided into HTK, Celsior, and Heartbeat groups. All donor hearts were respectively preserved for 8 hours under static cold storage or machine perfusion. The perfusion solution is aimed to maintain its homeostasis based on monitoring the Heartbeat group...
August 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798137/cmr-native-t1-mapping-allows-differentiation-of-reversible-versus-irreversible-myocardial-damage-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-an-oxami-study-oxford-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Dan Liu, Alessandra Borlotti, Dafne Viliani, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Mohammad Alkhalil, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Gregor Fahrni, Sam Dawkins, Rohan Wijesurendra, Jane Francis, Vanessa Ferreira, Stefan Piechnik, Matthew D Robson, Adrian Banning, Robin Choudhury, Stefan Neubauer, Keith Channon, Rajesh Kharbanda, Erica Dall'Armellina
BACKGROUND: CMR T1 mapping is a quantitative imaging technique allowing the assessment of myocardial injury early after ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. We sought to investigate the ability of acute native T1 mapping to differentiate reversible and irreversible myocardial injury and its predictive value for left ventricular remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients underwent acute and 6-month 3T CMR, including cine, T2-weighted (T2W) imaging, native shortened modified look-locker inversion recovery T1 mapping, rest first pass perfusion, and late gadolinium enhancement...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797357/stress-perfusion-coronary-flow-reserve-versus-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-for-known%C3%A2-or%C3%A2-suspected-cad
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Shingo Kato, Naka Saito, Tatsuya Nakachi, Kazuki Fukui, Tae Iwasawa, Masataka Taguri, Masami Kosuge, Kazuo Kimura
BACKGROUND: Phase-contrast (PC) cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the coronary sinus is a noninvasive method to quantify coronary flow reserve (CFR). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the prognostic value of CFR by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and stress perfusion CMR to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE). METHODS: Participants included 276 patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD) and 400 with suspected CAD...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796027/heart-fat-in-hiv-marker-or-mediator-of-risk
#17
Jonathan Buggey, Chris T Longenecker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review aims to summarize the literature describing the clinical impact of cardiac fat depots in patients with HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: People living with HIV (PLHIV) have accelerated rates of cardiovascular disease, and are prone to the development of ectopic fat deposition. Specifically, PLHIV have higher volumes of epicardial and intracardiac fat quantified by noninvasive imaging. Higher volumes of epicardial fat may be related to antiretroviral therapy duration and chronic inflammation, independently of other measures of body adiposity such as BMI...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795346/assessment-of-asynchrony-by-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-improves-patient-management-pro
#18
Mario Petretta, Andrea Petretta, Alberto Cuocolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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
#19
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/28792136/impact-of-follow-up-ischemia-on-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Se Hun Kang, Hyo In Choi, Young Hak Kim, Eun Young Lee, Jung Min Ahn, Seungbong Han, Pil Hyung Lee, Jae Hyung Roh, Sung Han Yun, Duk Woo Park, Soo Jin Kang, Seung Whan Lee, Cheol Whan Lee, Dae Hyuk Moon, Seong Wook Park, Seung Jung Park
PURPOSE: Few studies have reported on predicting prognosis using myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) during coronary artery disease (CAD) treatment. Therefore, we aimed to assess the clinical implications of myocardial perfusion SPECT during follow-up for CAD treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 1153 patients who had abnormal results at index SPECT and underwent follow-up SPECT at intervals ≥6 months. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were compared in overall and 346 patient pairs after propensity-score (PS) matching...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
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