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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807718/autonomic-regulation-of-systemic-inflammation-in-humans-a-multi-center-blinded-observational-cohort-study
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Gareth L Ackland, Gary Minto, Martin Clark, John Whittle, Robert Cm Stephens, Thomas Owen, Pradeep Prabhu, Ana Gutierrez Del Arroyo
OBJECTIVE: Experimental animal models demonstrate that autonomic activity regulates systemic inflammation. By contrast, human studies are limited in number and exclusively use heart rate variability (HRV) as an index of cardiac autonomic regulation. HRV measures are primarily dependent on, and need to be corrected for, heart rate. Thus, independent autonomic measures are required to confirm HRV-based findings. Here, the authors sought to replicate the findings of preceding HRV-based studies by using HRV-independent, exercise-evoked sympathetic and parasympathetic measures of cardiac autonomic regulation to examine the relationship between autonomic function and systemic inflammation...
August 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803675/the-yale-fitness-intervention-trial-in-female-cancer-survivors-cardiovascular-and-physiological-outcomes
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M Tish Knobf, Sangchoon Jeon, Barbara Smith, Lyndsay Harris, Siobhan Thompson, Mitchel R Stacy, Karl Insogna, Albert J Sinusas
BACKGROUND: Induced premature menopause and cardio-toxic therapy increase cardiovascular disease risk in female cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of a 12 month aerobic-resistance fitness center intervention to home based physical activity on cardiovascular function and metabolic risk factors. METHODS: Subjects (N = 154) who had completed primary and/or adjuvant chemotherapy (past 3 years) were randomized to a fitness center intervention or a home based group...
August 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801645/chronic-intermittent-hypobaric-hypoxia-improves-cardiac-function-through-inhibition-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Fang Yuan, Li Zhang, Yan-Qing Li, Xu Teng, Si-Yu Tian, Xiao-Ran Wang, Yi Zhang
We investigated the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in chronic intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (CIHH)-induced cardiac protection. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CIHH treatment simulating 5000 m altitude for 28 days, 6 hours per day. The heart was isolated and perfused with Langendorff apparatus and subjected to 30-min ischemia followed by 60-min reperfusion. Cardiac function, infarct size, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity were assessed. Expression of ERS molecular chaperones (GRP78, CHOP and caspase-12) was assayed by western blot analysis...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801525/exercise-of-obese-mice-induces-cardioprotection-and-oxygen-sparing-in-hearts-exposed-to-high-fat-load
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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/28801204/improved-post-processing-strategy-for-molli-based-tissue-characterization-allows-application-in-patients-with-dyspnoe-and-impaired-left-ventricular-function
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Thomas Kampf, Wolfgang Rudolf Bauer, Theresa Reiter
Contrast and non-contrast MRI based characterization of myocardium by T1-mapping will be of paramount importance to obtain biomarkers, e.g. fibrosis, which determines the risk of heart failure patients. T1-mapping by the standard post-processing of the modified look-locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) lacks of accuracy when trying to reduce its duration, which on the other hand, is highly desirable in patients with heart failure. The recently suggested inversion group fitting (IGF) technique, which considers more parameters for fitting, has a superior accuracy for long T1 times despite a shorter duration...
August 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801055/therapy-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-or-conditioned-medium-reverse-cardiac-alterations-in-a-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-model
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P S Daltro, B C Barreto, P G Silva, P Chenaud Neto, P H F Sousa Filho, D Santana Neta, G B Carvalho, D N Silva, B D Paredes, A C de Alcantara, L A R Freitas, R D Couto, R R Santos, B S F Souza, M B P Soares, S G Macambira
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with numerous cardiac complications, including arrhythmias, cardiac fibrosis, remodeling and heart failure. Here we evaluated the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and their conditioned medium (CM) to treat cardiac complications in a mouse model of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. METHODS: After obesity induction and HFD withdrawal, obese mice were treated with MSCs, CM or vehicle. Cardiac function was assessed using electrocardiography, echocardiography and treadmill test...
August 8, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792139/sarpogrelate-based-triple-antiplatelet-therapy-improved-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-retrospective-study
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Jae Hyuk Choi, Jung Rae Cho, Sang Min Park, Kunal Bikram Shaha, Floyd Pierres, Tserendavaa Sumiya, Kwang Jin Chun, Min Kyung Kang, Seonghoon Choi, Namho Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the potential benefit of a 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonist, sarpogrelate-based triple antiplatelet therapy (TAPT) in comparison with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 119 patients of STEMI were retrospectively assessed. All patients received aspirin and clopidogrel per standard of care...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791308/recovery-following-thyroxine-treatment-withdrawal-but-not-propylthiouracil-averts-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-thyroxine-provoked-cardiac-complications-in-adult-fvb-n-mice
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Nancy S Saad, Steven J Repas, Kyle Floyd, Paul M L Janssen, Mohammad T Elnakish
Persistent cardiovascular pathology has been described in hyperthyroid patients even with effective antithyroid treatment. Here, we studied the effect of a well-known antithyroid drug, propylthiouracil (PTU; 20 mg/kg/day), on thyroxine (T4; 500 µg/kg/day)-induced increase in blood pressure (BP), cardiac hypertrophy, and altered responses of the contractile myocardium both in vivo and ex vivo after 2 weeks of treatment. Furthermore, the potential recovery through 2 weeks of T4 treatment discontinuation was also investigated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790271/-chronic-kidney-disease-tips-and-pitfall-of-perioperative-management
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Satsuki Fukushima, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi
Chronic kidney disease(CKD) is an important risk factor of open heart surgery. In addition, worsening of kidney function after the surgery leads to poor prognosis long-term. It is therefore crucial to protect the kidney function by intensive perioperative management in open heart surgery. In the patients having stage 3-4 CKD, mean arterial pressure needs to be higher than 70 mmHg and cardiac index needs to be greater than 2.4 intraoperatively and postoperatively. Continuous right heart monitoring by Swan-Ganz catheter is useful for this purpose...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777197/elabela-improves-cardio-renal-outcome-in-fatal-experimental-septic-shock
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David Coquerel, Frédéric Chagnon, Xavier Sainsily, Lauralyne Dumont, Alexandre Murza, Jérôme Côté, Robert Dumaine, Philippe Sarret, Éric Marsault, Dany Salvail, Mannix Auger-Messier, Olivier Lesur
OBJECTIVES: Apelin-13 was recently proposed as an alternative to the recommended β-adrenergic drugs for supporting endotoxin-induced myocardial dysfunction. Since Apelin-13 signals through its receptor (Apelin peptide jejunum) to exert singular inotropic/vasotropic actions and to optimize body fluid balance, this candidate pathway might benefit septic shock management. Whether the newly discovered ELABELA (ELA), a second endogenous ligand of the Apelin peptide jejunum receptor highly expressed in the kidney, further improves cardio-renal impairment remains unknown...
August 2, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774384/overcoming-the-roadblocks-to-cardiac-cell-therapy-using-tissue-engineering
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Mounica Yanamandala, Wuqiang Zhu, Daniel J Garry, Timothy J Kamp, Joshua M Hare, Ho-Wook Jun, Young-Sup Yoon, Nenad Bursac, Sumanth D Prabhu, Gerald W Dorn, Roberto Bolli, Richard N Kitsis, Jianyi Zhang
Transplantations of various stem cells or their progeny have repeatedly improved cardiac performance in animal models of myocardial injury; however, the benefits observed in clinical trials have been generally less consistent. Some of the recognized challenges are poor engraftment of implanted cells and, in the case of human cardiomyocytes, functional immaturity and lack of electrical integration, leading to limited contribution to the heart's contractile activity and increased arrhythmogenic risks. Advances in tissue and genetic engineering techniques are expected to improve the survival and integration of transplanted cells, and to support structural, functional, and bioenergetic recovery of the recipient hearts...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770092/association-of-admission-testosterone-level-with-st-segment-resolution-in-male-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ahmad Separham, Samad Ghaffari, Bahram Sohrabi, Naser Aslanabadi, Mozhgan Hadavi Bavil, Hasanali Lotfollahi
BACKGROUND: Low level of testosterone may be associated with cardiovascular diseases in men, as some evidence suggests a protective role for testosterone in cardiovascular system. Little is known about the possible role of serum testosterone in response to reperfusion therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and its relationship with ST-segment recovery. The present study was conducted to evaluate the association of serum testosterone levels with ST-segment resolution following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in male patients with acute STEMI...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768280/chest-compressions-during-sustained-inflations-improve-recovery-when-compared-to-a-3-1-compression-ventilation-ratio-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-neonatal-porcine-model-of-asphyxia
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Elliott S Li, Immanuel Görens, Po-Yin Cheung, Tze-Fun Lee, Min Lu, Megan O'Reilly, Georg M Schmölzer
BACKGROUND: Recently, sustained inflations (SI) during chest compression (CC) (CC+SI) have been suggested as an alternative to the current approach during neonatal resuscitation. No previous study compared CC+SI using CC rates of 90/min to the current 3:1 compression:ventilation ratio (C:V). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether CC+SI versus a 3:1 C:V reduces the time to the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and improves hemodynamic recovery in newborn piglets with asphyxia-induced bradycardia...
August 3, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766162/intramyocardial-dissecting-hematoma-in-anterior-wall-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-impact-on-left-ventricular-remodeling-and-prognosis
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Letizia Spinelli, Eugenio Stabile, Giuseppe Giugliano, Carmine Morisco, Caterina Anna Giudice, Massimo Imbriaco, Mario Santoro, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco
Intramyocardial dissecting hematoma is an uncommon complication of myocardial infarction potentially leading to cardiac rupture. The aim of the present study was to investigate coronary reperfusion results, left ventricular (LV) function recovery and remodeling and clinical outcomes in patients with anterior STEMI complicated by intramyocardial hematoma. We prospectively studied 87 patients (mean age 59 ± 10 years; 88% male) with anterior STEMI (42 with intramyocardial hematoma) in order to evaluate coronary reperfusion results, LV remodeling (≥15% increase in end-systolic volume) and clinical outcomes (cardiac death, non-fatal reinfarction, and hospitalization for congestive heart failure) at 24 months...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758605/rescue-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy-in-methamphetamine-toxicity
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Laura K Morrison, J Kromm, J Gaudet, D Zuege, B Button, F Warshawski, S N Lucyk
Complications related to methamphetamine use and abuse are common presentations seen in the emergency department. Standard management focuses on addressing the central nervous system and cardiovascular effects with the use of sedation and hemodynamic support. We describe a case report of a patient with methamphetamine toxicity and subsequent severe cardiomyopathy refractory to conventional management that responded to cardiovascular support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO). A 22-year-old female was admitted in severe cardiogenic shock following intravenous administration of methamphetamine and oral fentanyl use...
July 31, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754835/in-vivo-functional-selection-identifies-cardiotrophin-1-as-a-cardiac-engraftment-factor-for-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Francesca Bortolotti, Giulia Ruozi, Antonella Falcione, Sara Doimo, Matteo Dal Ferro, Pierluigi Lesizza, Lorena Zentilin, Lawrence Banks, Serena Zacchigna, Mauro Giacca
Background -Transplantation of cells into the infarcted heart has significant potential to improve myocardial recovery; however, low efficacy of cell engraftment still limits therapeutic benefit. Here we describe a method for the unbiased, in vivo selection of cytokines that improve mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) engraftment into the heart in both normal conditions and after myocardial infarction. Methods -An arrayed library of 80 secreted factors, including most of the currently known interleukins and chemokines, were individually cloned into adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors...
July 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752607/reproducibility-of-heart-rate-recovery-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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Rafael Yokoyama Fecchio, Marcel Chehuen, Tiago Peçanha, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Luiz Augusto Riani Costa, Anthony Scott Leicht, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, Nelson Wolosker, Cláudia Lúcia de Moraes Forjaz
BACKGROUND: Postexercise heart rate recovery (HRR) is a non-invasive tool for cardiac autonomic function assessment. Reproducibility of HRR has been established in healthy subjects; however, no study has evaluated this reproducibility in clinical populations who may present autonomic dysfunction. Patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication (IC) often present altered cardiac autonomic function and HRR could be an interesting tool for evaluating autonomic responses to interventions in this population...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747269/high-intensity-interval-training-and-cardiac-autonomic-control-in-individuals-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomised-trial
#18
Joyce S Ramos, Lance C Dalleck, Fabio Borrani, Kassia S Beetham, Gregore Iven Mielke, Katrin A Dias, Matthew P Wallen, Shelley E Keating, Robert G Fassett, Jeff S Coombes
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance has been postulated to play a central role in the co-appearance of various cardiovascular disease risk factors constituting the metabolic syndrome (MetS). There is evidence that altered cardiac autonomic function (CAF) may precede the onset of insulin resistance. Exercise training has been shown to improve CAF in different populations, yet little is known regarding the exercise dose response for CAF. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of different volumes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and traditional moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) on CAF in participants with MetS...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743311/hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy-due-to-polymyositis-related-respiratory-muscle-weakness-a-case-report
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Husain Shabbir Ali, Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan, Saibu George, Abdalrazig Elsadig Fadlelmula
BACKGROUND: Polymyositis is a rare medical disorder complicating pregnancy. Ventilatory muscle weakness leading to respiratory failure is an uncommon manifestation of this autoimmune disease. We report a case of life-threatening hypercapnic respiratory failure due to polymyositis-related respiratory muscle weakness in a pregnant woman. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old, African woman in her second trimester of pregnancy presented to the emergency department with fever, shortness of breath and muscle weakness...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740146/in-vivo-imaging-to-monitor-differentiation-and-therapeutic-effects-of-transplanted-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-myocardial-infarction
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Zhijun Pei, Jing Zeng, Yafeng Song, Yan Gao, Ruimin Wu, Yijia Chen, Fuyan Li, Wei Li, Hong Zhou, Yi Yang
Here, we used a noninvasive multimodality imaging approach to monitor differentiation of transplanted bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and recovery of cardiac function in an in vivo model of myocardial infarction (MI). We established a rat MI model by coronary artery ligation. Ninety rats were randomly assigned into four groups: sham-operated, MI model, and α-MHC-HSV1-tk-transfected or un-transfected BMSCs-treated MI model. We used (18)F-Fluro-deoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) to monitor recovery of cardiac function, and (18)F-FHBG PET/CT imaging to monitor transplanted BMSCs differentiation 24 h after (18)F-FDG imaging...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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