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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725029/prominent-differences-in-left-ventricular-performance-and-myocardial-properties-between-right-ventricular-and-left-ventricular-based-pacing-modes-in-rats
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Wesam Mulla, Sharon Etzion, Sigal Elyagon, Roni Gillis, Michael Murninkas, Yuval Konstantino, Ingra Mannhardt, Thomas Eschenhagen, Noah Liel-Cohen, Yoram Etzion
Biventricular pacing is an important modality to improve left ventricular (LV) synchronization and long-term function. However, the biological effects of this treatment are far from being elucidated and existing animal models are limited and demanding. Recently, we introduced an implanted device for double-site epicardial pacing in rats and echocardiographically demonstrated favorable effects of LV and biventricular (LV-based) pacing modes typically observed in humans. Here, this new animal model was further characterized...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720590/mechanisms-of-noncovalent-%C3%AE-subunit-regulation-of-nav-channel-gating
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Wandi Zhu, Taylor L Voelker, Zoltan Varga, Angela R Schubert, Jeanne M Nerbonne, Jonathan R Silva
Voltage-gated Na(+) (NaV) channels comprise a macromolecular complex whose components tailor channel function. Key components are the non-covalently bound β1 and β3 subunits that regulate channel gating, expression, and pharmacology. Here, we probe the molecular basis of this regulation by applying voltage clamp fluorometry to measure how the β subunits affect the conformational dynamics of the cardiac NaV channel (NaV1.5) voltage-sensing domains (VSDs). The pore-forming NaV1.5 α subunit contains four domains (DI-DIV), each with a VSD...
July 18, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707739/angiotensin-ii-preconditioning-is-associated-with-increased-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-pkc%C3%AE-ratio-and-prosurvival-kinases-in-mitochondria
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Rebeca E Nuñez, Sabzali Javadov, Nelson Escobales
Angiotensin II preconditioning (APC) has been shown to reproduce the cardioprotective effects of ischaemic preconditioning (IPC), however, molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of APC remain unknown. In this study, Langendorff-perfused rat hearts were subjected to IPC, APC or both (IPC/APC) followed by ischaemia-reperfusion (IR), to determine translocation of PKCε, PKCδ, Akt, Erk1/2, JNK, p38 MAPK and GSK-3β to mitochondria as an indicator of activation of the protein kinases. In agreement with previous observations, IPC, APC and IPC/APC increased the recovery of left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP), reduced infarct size (IS) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, compared to controls...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707719/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-application-in-post-partum-hemorrhage-patients-is-post-partum-hemorrhage-contraindicated
#4
Kuan-Ying Huang, Yi-Ping Li, Shin-Yu Lin, Jin-Chung Shih, Yih-Sharng Chen, Chien-Nan Lee
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is commonly used in patients who experience circulatory arrest or significant cardiac dysfunction and is associated with improved clinical outcomes. We conducted a retrospective observational study on ECMO application at a single tertiary center over a five-year period. Five patients who suffered post-partum hemorrhage resulting from uterine atony were treated with ECMO. The mean age was 36.8 ± 3.9 years; the mean gestational age was 37.8 ± 2.2 weeks; the initial mean maternal hemoglobin level was 5...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705316/cell-specific-pathways-supporting-persistent-fibrosis-in-heart-failure
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Stephen D Farris, Creighton Don, Deri Helterline, Christopher Costa, Tabitha Plummer, Susanne Steffes, Claudius Mahr, Nahush A Mokadam, April Stempien-Otero
BACKGROUND: Only limited data exist describing the histologic and noncardiomyocyte function of human myocardium in end-stage heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine changes in noncardiomyocyte cellular activity in patients with end-stage HF after left ventricular assist device (LVAD)-induced remodeling to identify mechanisms impeding recovery. METHODS: Myocardium was obtained from subjects undergoing LVAD placement and/or heart transplantation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702435/interval-and-continuous-aerobic-exercise-training-similarly-increase-cardiac-function-and-autonomic-modulation-in-infarcted-mice
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Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, Ademir Manuel do Nascimento, Leandro Eziquiel Dos Santos, Diego Figueroa, Pamella Ramona, Michele Sartori, Katia B Scapini, Oscar Albuquerque, Ivana Cinthya Moraes-Silva, Hélio José Coelho-Júnior, Bruno Rodrigues, Cristiano Teixeira Mostarda, Kátia De Angelis, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen
The present study aimed to compare the effects of moderate-intensity continuous and high-intensity interval exercise training (ET) on exercise tolerance, cardiac morphometry and function, hemodynamic, and cardiac autonomic modulation in myocardial infarcted mice. Wild-type mice (WT) were divided into four groups: sedentary WT (S); WT myocardium infarction sedentary (IS); WT myocardium infarction underwent to moderate-intensity continuous ET (MICT), and WT myocardium infarction underwent to high-intensity interval ET (MIIT)...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699532/modulation-of-heart-rate-by-acute-or-chronic-aerobic-exercise-potential-effects-on-blood-pressure-control
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Carme Perez-Quilis, J Derek Kingsley, Kabir Malkani, Gianfranco Cervellin, Giuseppe Lippi, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar
It was initially assumed that heart rate and arterial blood pressure were modulated by normal respiration and muscle contraction. The arterial baroreflex, an inverse relationship between blood pressure and heart rate, was later reported. Nonetheless, it was then assumed that those responses involved vagal modulation. We summarize available evidence on the modulation of heart rate by acute or chronic aerobic exercise as well as its potential implications on BP control. Numerous studies have tried to clarify whether aerobic exercise modifies neurally-mediated vasoconstriction, but they report contradictory results...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699384/preclinical-safety-evaluation-of-allogeneic-ips-cell-based-therapy-in-a-swine-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Carolina Soler-Botija, Oriol Iborra-Egea, Idoia Diaz-Guemes, Mercè Martí, Olalla Iglesias-Garcia, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Verónica Crisóstomo, Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Isaac Perea-Gil, Santiago Roura, Francisco Miguel Sanchez Margallo, Ángel Raya, Antoni Bayés-Genís
The combination of biomatrices and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derivatives to aid repair and myocardial scar formation may soon become a reality for cardiac regenerative medicine. However, the tumor risk associated to residual undifferentiated cells remains an important safety concern of iPSC-based therapies. This concern is not satisfactorily addressed in xenotransplantation, which require immune suppression of the transplanted animal. Here, we assessed the safety of transplanting undifferentiated iPSC in an allogeneic setting...
July 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693934/frailty-in-older-adults-undergoing-aortic%C3%A2-valve-replacement-the-frailty-avr-study
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Jonathan Afilalo, Sandra Lauck, Dae H Kim, Thierry Lefèvre, Nicolo Piazza, Kevin Lachapelle, Giuseppe Martucci, Andre Lamy, Marino Labinaz, Mark D Peterson, Rakesh C Arora, Nicolas Noiseux, Andrew Rassi, Igor F Palacios, Philippe Généreux, Brian R Lindman, Anita W Asgar, Caroline A Kim, Amanda Trnkus, José A Morais, Yves Langlois, Lawrence G Rudski, Jean-Francois Morin, Jeffrey J Popma, John G Webb, Louis P Perrault
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that diminishes the potential for functional recovery after a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) procedure; however, its integration in clinical practice has been limited by a lack of consensus on how to measure it. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the incremental predictive value of 7 different frailty scales to predict poor outcomes following TAVR or SAVR...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693585/controlled-automated-reperfusion-of-the-whole-body-after-120%C3%A2-minutes-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-first-clinical-report
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Georg Trummer, Alexander Supady, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Christian Scherer, Tobias Wengenmayer, Markus Umhau, Christoph Benk
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with a high mortality rate. Furthermore, the few survivors often have severe, persistent cerebral dysfunction. A potential cause for this unsatisfactory outcome after CPR is the combination of cardiac arrest (ischemia) and the inability to restore adequate hemodynamics during conventional CPR (reperfusion), resulting in ischemia/reperfusion injury of the whole body. Therefore we developed a concept counteracting this ischemia/reperfusion injury during the process of CPR...
July 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690022/absence-of-myostatin-improves-cardiac-function-following-myocardial-infarction
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Sarina Lim, Chris D McMahon, Kenneth G Matthews, Gerard P Devlin, Marianne S Elston, John V Conaglen
BACKGROUND: Myostatin inhibits the development of skeletal muscle and regulates the proliferation of skeletal muscle fibroblasts. However, the role of myostatin in regulating cardiac muscle or myofibroblasts, specifically in acute myocardial infarction (MI), is less clear. This study sought to determine whether absence of myostatin altered left ventricular function post-MI. METHODS: Myostatin-null mice (Mstn(-/-)) and wild-type (WT) mice underwent ligation of the left anterior descending artery to induce MI...
June 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688176/a-novel-role-for-camkk1-in-the-regulation-of-the-mesenchymal-stem-cell-secretome
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Feng Dong, Shyam Patnaik, Zhong-Hui Duan, Matthew Kiedrowski, Marc S Penn, Maritza E Mayorga
Transplantation of adult stem cells into myocardial tissue after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), has been shown to improve tissue recovery and prevent progression to ischemic cardiomyopathy. Studies suggest that the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are due to paracrine factors released by MSC, as the benefits of MSC can be achieved through delivery of conditioned media (CM) alone. We previously demonstrated that downregulation of Dab2 enhances MSC cardiac protein expression and improves cardiac function after AMI following MSC engraftment...
July 8, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687687/use-of-low-dose-thrombolytics-for-treatment-of-intracardiac-thrombus-and-massive-pulmonary-embolus-after-aborted-liver-transplant-leads-to-recovery-of-right-ventricular-function-and-redo-liver-transplantation
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Aarya Kafi, Oren Friedman, Irene Kim
This is a 61-year-old man with end-stage liver disease who experienced cardiac arrest secondary to a massive pulmonary embolus and intracardiac thrombus during cannulation for veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in preparation for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Surgery was aborted and the patient was taken back to the intensive care unit in cardiogenic shock on multiple vasopressors. The patient was unresponsive to heparin bolus and too high risk for systemic thrombolytics or embolectomy...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683998/biodegradable-vs-nonbiodegradable-cardiac-support-device-for-treating-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-canine-heart
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Mutsunori Kitahara, Shigeru Miyagawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Atsuhiro Saito, Ayumi Shintani, Toshiaki Akita, Yoshiki Sawa
Clinical studies of the efficacy of the nonbiodegradable CorCap device have shown inconsistent findings, at least in part, because of device-related impairment of diastolic cardiac function. We hypothesized that use of biodegradable material for the cardiac support device could contribute to an improvement in the diastolic function of the failing heart. Polyglycolic acid and polyethylene terephthalate were used to prepare biodegradable and nonbiodegradable cardiac support devices, respectively. Twelve-month-old beagles underwent anterior coronary artery ligation...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683791/in-vivo-administration-of-urolithin-a-and-b-prevents-the-occurrence-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Monia Savi, Leonardo Bocchi, Pedro Mena, Margherita Dall'Asta, Alan Crozier, Furio Brighenti, Donatella Stilli, Daniele Del Rio
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that specific (poly)phenols may constitute new preventative strategies to counteract cell oxidative stress and myocardial tissue inflammation, which have a key role in the patho-physiology of diabetic cardiomyopathy. In a rat model of early diabetes, we evaluated whether in vivo administration of urolithin A (UA) or urolithin B (UB), the main gut microbiota phenolic metabolites of ellagitannin-rich foods, can reduce diabetes-induced microenvironmental changes in myocardial tissue, preventing cardiac functional impairment...
July 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683206/changes-in-the-mitochondrial-properties-may-contribute-to-enhanced-resistance-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-diabetic-rat-heart
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Martina Muráriková, Miroslav Ferko, Iveta Waczulíková, Magdaléna Jašová, Ivana Kancirová, Jana Murínová, Táňa Ravingerová
As has been well-documented, diabetes mellitus, besides deleterious effects, induces cardiac adaptation that may reduce its susceptibility to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. This study aimed to investigate whether changes in mitochondrial properties are involved in the mechanisms of increased resistance of diabetic heart to I/R. Adult male Wistar rats were made diabetic by a single dose of streptozotocin (STZ, 65 mg/kg, i.p.), and on the 8th day, Langendorff-perfused hearts were subjected to 30-min global ischemia/40-min reperfusion...
July 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681300/influence-of-crude-oil-exposure-on-cardiac-function-and-thermal-tolerance-of-juvenile-rainbow-trout-and-european-sea-bass
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Katja Anttila, Florian Mauduit, Stéphane Le Floch, Guy Claireaux, Mikko Nikinmaa
Oil spills pose a threat to aquatic organisms. However, the physiological effects of crude oil on cardiac function and on thermal tolerance of juvenile fish are still poorly understood. Consequently, in this paper, we will present results of two separate experiments where we exposed juvenile rainbow trout and European sea bass to crude oil and made cardiac thermal tolerances and maximum heart rate (f Hmax) measurements after 1 week (rainbow trout) and 6-month recovery (sea bass). In both species, the f Hmax was lower in crude oil-exposed fish than in the control ones at temperatures below the optimum but this difference disappeared at higher temperatures...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680277/trastuzumab-induced-cardiotoxicity-testing-a-clinical-risk-score-in-a-real-world-cardio-oncology-population
#18
M Rushton, C Johnson, S Dent
BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab has improved survival for women with her2-positive breast cancer, but its use is associated with an increased risk of cardiotoxicity. With increased survivorship, the long-term effects of cancer treatment are an important consideration for clinicians and patients. We reviewed the current literature on predicting trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity and tested a clinical risk score (crs) in a real-world breast cancer population to assess its utility in predicting permanent cardiotoxicity...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670776/myocardial-protective-effect-of-antegrade-cardioplegic-cardiac-arrest-versus-ventricular-fibrillation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-on-immediate-postoperative-and-mid-term-left-ventricular-function-in-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-surgery
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Sang Yoon Kim, Sungkyu Cho, Ji-Hyun Lee, Jin-Tae Kim, Woong-Han Kim
The objective of this study is to examine the myocardial protective effect of antegrade cardioplegic cardiac arrest (ACC) versus ventricular fibrillation (VF) on short-term and mid-term left ventricular (LV) function in right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) surgery. RVOT operations conducted from January 2006 to December 2015 were reviewed. The numbers of cases using ACC and VF were 71 and 49, respectively. Postoperative mortality and morbidity were compared between the two groups. Before and after propensity score matching, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular end-systolic/end-diastolic diameter (LVESD/LVEDD) in echocardiography were measured immediately after operation and at mid-term follow-up between postoperative 6 and 24 months...
July 2, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670159/predictive-value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-derived-myocardial-strain-for-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-myocarditis
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Ji Won Lee, Yeon Joo Jeong, Geewon Lee, Nam Kyung Lee, Hye Won Lee, Jin You Kim, Bum-Sung Choi, Ki Seok Choo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived myocardial strain measurement for the prediction of poor outcomes in patients with acute myocarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 37 patients with acute myocarditis who underwent CMR. Left ventricular (LV) size, LV mass index, ejection fraction and presence of myocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were analyzed. LV circumferential strain (EccSAX), radial strain (ErrSAX) from mid-ventricular level short-axis cine views and LV longitudinal strain (EllLV), radial strain (ErrLax) measurements from 2-chamber long-axis views were obtained...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
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