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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342222/mechano-electric-feedback-effects-in-a-three-dimensional-3d-model-of-the-contracting-cardiac-ventricle
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Ani Amar, Sharon Zlochiver, Ofer Barnea
Mechano-electric feedback affects the electrophysiological and mechanical function of the heart and the cellular, tissue, and organ properties. To determine the main factors that contribute to this effect, this study investigated the changes in the action potential characteristics of the ventricle during contraction. A model of stretch-activated channels was incorporated into a three-dimensional multiscale model of the contracting ventricle to assess the effect of different preload lengths on the electrophysiological behavior...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338917/exercise-training-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-of-continuous-versus-interval-training
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Marko Novaković, Katja Prokšelj, Uroš Rajkovič, Tjaša Vižintin Cuderman, Katja Janša Trontelj, Zlatko Fras, Borut Jug
INTRODUCTION: Adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) have impaired exercise capacity, vascular and cardiac autonomic function, and quality of life (QoL). Specific effects of high-intensity interval or moderate continuous exercise training on these parameters in adults with repaired ToF remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty adults with repaired ToF were randomized to either high-intensity interval, moderate intensity continuous training (36 sessions, 2-3 times a week) or usual care (no supervised exercise)...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331956/adenosine-production-by-biomaterial-supported-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-the-innate-inflammatory-response-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Eric Y Shin, Lanfang Wang, Marina Zemskova, Juline Deppen, Kai Xu, Frederick Strobel, Andrés J García, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Rebecca D Levit
BACKGROUND: During myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury, there is extensive release of immunogenic metabolites that activate cells of the innate immune system. These include ATP and AMP, which upregulate chemotaxis, migration, and effector function of early infiltrating inflammatory cells. These cells subsequently drive further tissue devitalization. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a potential treatment modality for MI/R because of their powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities; however, the manner in which they regulate the acute inflammatory milieu requires further elucidation...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330880/concise-review-optimized-strategies-for-stem-cell-based-therapy-in-myocardial-repair-clinical-translatability-and-potential-limitation
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REVIEW
Rongrong Wu, Xinyang Hu, Jian'an Wang
Ischemic heart diseases (IHDs) remain major public health problems with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite significant advances, current therapeutic approaches are unable to rescue the extensive and irreversible loss of cardiomyocytes caused by severe ischemia. Over the past 16 years, stem cell-based therapy has been recognized as an innovative strategy for cardiac repair/regeneration and functional recovery after IHDs. Although substantial preclinical animal studies using a variety of stem/progenitor cells have shown promising results, there is a tremendous degree of skepticism in the clinical community as many stem cell trials do not confer any beneficial effects...
January 13, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330154/novel-wearable-seismocardiography-and-machine-learning-algorithms-can-assess-clinical-status-of-heart-failure-patients
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Omer T Inan, Maziyar Baran Pouyan, Abdul Q Javaid, Sean Dowling, Mozziyar Etemadi, Alexis Dorier, J Alex Heller, A Ozan Bicen, Shuvo Roy, Teresa De Marco, Liviu Klein
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring of patients with heart failure (HF) using wearable devices can allow patient-specific adjustments to treatments and thereby potentially reduce hospitalizations. We aimed to assess HF state using wearable measurements of electrical and mechanical aspects of cardiac function in the context of exercise. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with compensated (outpatient) and decompensated (hospitalized) HF were fitted with a wearable ECG and seismocardiogram sensing patch...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328539/early-detection-of-myocardial-involvement-by-t1-mapping-of-cardiac-mri-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy
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Liuyu Yu, Jianhong Sun, Jiayu Sun, Jiangbo Li, Yang Dong, Xiaoyue Zhou, Andreas Greiser, Yuchi Han, Qing Zhang, Qibing Xie, Yucheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) are common types of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM), wherein patients are prone to adverse cardiovascular events. PURPOSE: To explore the value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting cardiac involvement in PM/DM patients using a T1 mapping technique. STUDY TYPE: Prospective observational study. POPULATION: In all, 25 PM/DM patients free of cardiovascular symptoms and preserved ventricular systolic function and 25 healthy volunteers matched for age and sex served as controls...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325813/cardiac-function-and-exercise-adaptation-in-8-children-with-lpin1-mutations
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Antoine Legendre, Diala Khraiche, Phalla Ou, François-Xavier Mauvais, Marine Madrange, Anne-Sophie Guemann, Jean-Philippe Jais, Damien Bonnet, Yamina Hamel, Pascale de Lonlay
INTRODUCTION: Lipin-1 deficiency is a major cause of rhabdomyolysis that are precipitated by febrile illness. The prognosis is poor, with one-third of patients dying from cardiac arrest during a crisis episode. Apart from acute rhabdomyolysis, most patients are healthy, showing normal clinical and cardiac ultrasound parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report cardiac and exercise examinations of 8 children carrying two LPIN1 mutations. The examinations were performed outside of a myolysis episode, but one patient presented with fever during one examination...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324309/the-promising-future-of-ventricular-restraint-therapy-for-the-management-of-end-stage-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Muhammad Naveed, Imran Shair Mohammad, Li Xue, Sara Khan, Wang Gang, Yanfang Cao, Yijie Cheng, Xingxing Cui, Chen DingDing, Yu Feng, Wang Zhijie, Zhou Xiaohui
Complicated pathophysiological syndrome associated with irregular functioning of the heart leading to insufficient blood supply to the organs is linked to congestive heart failure (CHF) which is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Numerous factors can add to heart failure (HF) pathogenesis, including myocardial infarction (MI), genetic factors, coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemia or hypertension. Presently, most of the therapies against CHF cause modest symptom relief but incapable of giving significant recovery for long-term survival outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309370/how-do-you-feel-subjective-perception-of-recovery-as-a-reliable-surrogate-of-cognitive-and-functional-outcome-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Elsa Juan, Marzia De Lucia, Valérie Beaud, Mauro Oddo, Marco Rusca, Dragana Viceic, Stephanie Clarke, Andrea O Rossetti
OBJECTIVES: To show that subjective estimate of patient's condition is related to objective cognitive and functional outcome in cardiac arrest survivors. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: ICU and Neuropsychology Service in two hospitals in Switzerland. PATIENTS: Fifty survivors included from a prospective cohort of 138 patients admitted at the ICU for cardiopulmonary arrest. INTERVENTIONS: Comprehensive cognitive and functional evaluation at 6 months follow-up...
January 5, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298899/epoxide-hydrolase-1-ephx1-hydrolyzes-epoxyeicosanoids-and-impairs-cardiac-recovery-after-ischemia
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Matthew L Edin, Behin Gholipour Hamedani, Artiom Gruzdev, Joan P Graves, Fred B Lih, Samuel J Arbes, Rohanit Singh, Anette C Orjuela Leon, J Alyce Bradbury, Laura M DeGraff, Samantha L Hoopes, Michael Arand, Darryl Zeldin
Stimuli such as inflammation or hypoxia induce cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-mediated production of arachidonic acid-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs have cardioprotective, vasodilatory, angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects, which are diminished by EET hydrolysis yielding biologically less active dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs). Previous in vitro assays have suggested that epoxide hydrolase 2 (EPHX2) is responsible for nearly all EET hydrolysis; EPHX1, which exhibits slow EET hydrolysis in vitro, is thought to contribute only marginally to EET hydrolysis...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284479/acacia-hydaspica-r-parker-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-injury-by-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-and-structural-cardiomyocyte-alterations-in-rats
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Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Khalid Mujasam Batoo, Muhammad Rashid Khan
BACKGROUND: The use of doxorubicin (DOX) an anthracycline antineoplastic agent is withdrawn due to its cardio-toxic side effects. Oxidative stress has been recognized as the primary cause of DOX induced cardiotoxicity. We have investigated whether polyphenol rich ethyl acetate extract of Acacia hydaspica (AHE) can attenuate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity via inhibition of oxidative stress. METHODS: AHE was administered orally to rats once daily for 6 weeks at doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg b...
December 29, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283290/real-time-quantitative-monitoring-of-cerebral-blood-flow-by-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-after-cardiac-arrest-with-targeted-temperature-management
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Junyun He, Hongyang Lu, Leanne Young, Ruoxian Deng, Daniel Callow, Shanbao Tong, Xiaofeng Jia
Brain injury is the main cause of mortality and morbidity after cardiac arrest (CA). Changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) after reperfusion are associated with brain injury and recovery. To characterize the relative CBF (rCBF) after CA, 14 rats underwent 7 min asphyxia-CA and were randomly treated with 6 h post-resuscitation normothermic (36.5-37.5℃) or hypothermic- (3-234℃) targeted temperature management (TTM) (N = 7). rCBF was monitored by a laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) technique. Brain recovery was evaluated by neurologic deficit score (NDS) and quantitative EEG - information quantity (qEEG-IQ)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279455/exogenous-bmp-7-facilitates-the-recovery-of-cardiac-function-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-through-counteracting-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway
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Yalei Jin, Xinyao Cheng, Jinping Lu, Xia Li
Myocardial fibrosis after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the main causes of myocardial remodeling and heart function abnormalities. Bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) has been reported to play essential roles in anti-fibrosis. In this study, we demonstrated the role of exogenous BMP-7 on myocardial fibrosis and heart function recovery after AMI. A rat model of AMI was established via ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). Twenty rats were grouped into sham group which underwent chest open operation, but did not receive LAD ligation...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275061/deterioration-of-chronotropic-responses-and-heart-rate-recovery-indices-in-men-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Faruk Kucukdurmaz, Gurkan Acar, Sefa Resim
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular (CV) diseases share common risk factors and ED has been accepted as an early manifestation of CV disease. Exercise stress testing (EST) is used to evaluate CV functions in men with ED. Low exercise workload, a slower heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise, and inability to increase heart rate during EST (chronotropic incompetence) are independent negative predictors of adverse CV outcomes. AIM: To assess the association among EST parameters, ED, and testosterone levels...
December 20, 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273639/adverse-effects-on-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-coupling-ischemic-postconditioning-failed-to-preserve-long-term-cardiac-function
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Rolf Schreckenberg, Péter Bencsik, Martin Weber, Yaser Abdallah, Csaba Csonka, Kamilla Gömöri, Krisztina Kiss, János Pálóczi, Judit Pipis, Márta Sárközy, Péter Ferdinandy, Rainer Schulz, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter
BACKGROUND: Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and ischemic postconditioning (IPoC) are currently among the most efficient strategies protecting the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury. However, the effect of IPC and IPoC on functional recovery following ischemia/reperfusion is less clear, particularly with regard to the specific receptor-mediated signaling of the postischemic heart. The current article examines the effect of IPC or IPoC on the regulation and coupling of β-adrenergic receptors and their effects on postischemic left ventricular function...
December 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260369/predictors-of-right-ventricular-pacing-and-pacemaker-dependence-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-patients
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Esseim Sharma, Antony F Chu
PURPOSE: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an increasingly prevalent therapy in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Conduction disturbances requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation are a known complication of TAVR. This study investigated the progression of cardiac conduction disease in the post-TAVR pacemaker population and identified predictors of post-TAVR right ventricular (RV) pacing dependence. METHODS: Prospectively collected echocardiographic, ECG, and PPM interrogation data of 262 consecutive patients who underwent TAVR with placement of a balloon-expandable valve at one institution from March 2012 to October 2016 were analyzed...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258572/effects-of-four-antiplatelet-statin-combined-strategies-on-immune-and-inflammatory-responses-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-pharmacoinvasive-strategy-design-and-rationale-of-the-b-and-t-types-of-lymphocytes-evaluation-in-acute-myocardial
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Francisco A H Fonseca, Maria Cristina Izar, Ieda M L Maugeri, Otavio Berwanger, Lucas P Damiani, Ibraim M Pinto, Gilberto Szarf, Carolina N França, Henrique T Bianco, Flavio T Moreira, Adriano Caixeta, Claudia M R Alves, Aline Soriano Lopes, Aline Klassen, Marina F M Tavares, Henrique A Fonseca, Antonio C C Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Early reperfusion of the occluded coronary artery during acute myocardial infarction is considered crucial for reduction of infarcted mass and recovery of ventricular function. Effective microcirculation and the balance between protective and harmful lymphocytes may have roles in reperfusion injury and may affect final ventricular remodeling. METHODS/DESIGN: BATTLE-AMI is an open-label, randomized trial comparing the effects of four therapeutic strategies (rosuvastatin/ticagrelor, rosuvastatin/clopidogrel, simvastatin plus ezetimibe/ticagrelor, or simvastatin plus ezetimibe/clopidogrel) on infarcted mass and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (blinded endpoints) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction submitted to fibrinolytic therapy before coronary angiogram (pharmacoinvasive strategy)...
December 19, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258403/a-novel-augmented-venous-drainage-model-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-without-blood-priming
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Xuan Jiang, Tianxiang Gu, Yu Liu, Chun Wang, Enyi Shi, Guangwei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) are commonly used in cardiac surgery. However, the mortality and morbidity are still high in practice. Developing novel protective stategies and elucidating the underlying mechanisms for the pathophysiological consequences of DHCA have been hampered because of the absence of a satisfactory recovery animal model. The aim of this study was to establish a novel and safe DHCA model without blood priming in rats to study the pathophysiology of potential complications...
December 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251657/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-optimizing-outcomes-for-healthy-recovery
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Kashish Goel, David R Holmes
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been approved in the United States for intermediate and high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. More than 80 000 TAVR procedures have been performed in the United States and the number is growing every year. Two valve designs are approved in the United States including the balloon expandable Edwards Sapien prosthesis and self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis. The PARTNER trial of the Sapien valve, involving patients who were considered inoperable, reported a 19% absolute risk reduction in mortality compared with medical therapy, with a number needed to treat of 5...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250249/arrhythmia-induced-cardiomyopathy-prevalent-under-recognized-reversible
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Rahul Dhawan, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Arrhythmia-induced cardiomyopathy (AIC) is a clinical condition in which a persistent tachyarrhythmia or frequent ectopy contribute to ventricular dysfunction leading to systolic heart failure. AIC can be partially or completely corrected with adequate treatment of the culprit arrhythmia. Several molecular and cellular alterations by which tachyarrhythmias lead to cardiomyopathy have been identified. AIC can affect children and adults, can be clinically silent in the form of asymptomatic tachycardia with cardiomyopathy, or can present with manifest heart failure...
October 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
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