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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226547/avian-embryonic-coronary-arterio-venous-pattering-involves-the-contribution-of-different-endothelial-and-endocardial-cell-populations
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Paul Palmquist-Gomes, Juan Antonio Guadix, José M Pérez-Pomares
BACKGROUND: Coronary vasculature irrigates the myocardium and is crucial to late embryonic and adult heart function. Despite the developmental significance and clinical relevance of these blood vessels, the embryonic origin and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate coronary arterio-venous patterning are not known in detail. In this study, we have used the avian embryo to dissect the ontogenetic origin and morphogenesis of coronary vasculature. RESULTS: We show that sinus venosus endocardial sprouts and proepicardial angioblasts pioneer coronary vascular formation, invading the developing heart simultaneously...
December 11, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226042/direct-insertion-of-the-papillary-muscle-into-the-anterior-mitral-leaflet-cadaveric-findings
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Sarvenaz Sheikh, Joe Iwanaga, Jocelyn R Gonzales, Tsuyoshi Saga, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Direct insertion of the anterior papillary muscle (DPM) into the mitral valve is uncommon. During the routine dissection of an adult female, a DPM into the mitral valve with abnormal chordae tendinae was observed. This abnormal papillary muscle was measured as 28.0 mm in length from myocardial to insertion, 14.8 mm in width, and 7.0 mm in depth. The embryology, symptoms, associated cardiac diseases, and surgical precautions of this congenital malformation in the heart are reviewed.
October 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131765/comprehensive-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-pulmonary-veins
#3
Cameron Hassani, Farhood Saremi
The pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, but their importance to the radiologist extends far beyond this seemingly straightforward function. The anatomy of the pulmonary veins is variable among patients, with several noteworthy variant and anomalous patterns, including supernumerary pulmonary veins, a common ostium, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and levoatriocardinal veins. Differences in pulmonary vein anatomy and the presence of variant or anomalous anatomy can be of critical importance, especially for preoperative planning of pulmonary and cardiac surgery...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957531/fibroblasts-and-the-extracellular-matrix-in-right-ventricular-disease
#4
Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
Right ventricular failure predicts adverse outcome in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), and in subjects with left ventricular heart failure and is associated with interstitial fibrosis. This review manuscript discusses the cellular effectors and molecular mechanisms implicated in right ventricular fibrosis. The right ventricular interstitium contains vascular cells, fibroblasts, and immune cells, enmeshed in a collagen-based matrix. Right ventricular pressure overload in PH is associated with the expansion of the fibroblast population, myofibroblast activation, and secretion of extracellular matrix proteins...
October 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743862/co-option-of-the-cardiac-transcription-factor-nkx2-5-during-development-of-the-emu-wing
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Peter G Farlie, Nadia M Davidson, Naomi L Baker, Mai Raabus, Kelly N Roeszler, Claire Hirst, Andrew Major, Mylene M Mariette, David M Lambert, Alicia Oshlack, Craig A Smith
The ratites are a distinctive clade of flightless birds, typified by the emu and ostrich that have acquired a range of unique anatomical characteristics since diverging from basal Aves at least 100 million years ago. The emu possesses a vestigial wing with a single digit and greatly reduced forelimb musculature. However, the embryological basis of wing reduction and other anatomical changes associated with loss of flight are unclear. Here we report a previously unknown co-option of the cardiac transcription factor Nkx2...
July 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667553/properties-and-immune-function-of-cardiac-fibroblasts
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REVIEW
Milena B Furtado, Muneer Hasham
This chapter will discuss the role of cardiac fibroblasts as a target of various immunological inputs as well as an immunomodulatory hub of the heart through interaction with immune cell types and chemokine or cytokine signaling. While the purpose of this chapter is to explore the immunomodulatory properties of cardiac fibroblasts, it is important to note that cardiac fibroblasts are not a homogeneous cell type, but have a unique embryological origin and molecular identity. Specific properties of cardiac fibroblasts may influence the way they interact with the heart microenvironment to promote healthy homeostatic function or respond to pathological insults...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592182/perioperative-and-anesthetic-considerations-in-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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Faith J Ross, Viviane G Nasr, Denise Joffe, Gregory J Latham
Atrioventricular septal defect results from a failure of normal endocardial cushion fusion during embryologic cardiac development. This developmental aberration results in defects in the atrial and/or ventricular septum and malformation of the atrioventricular valves. The pathophysiology of atrioventricular septal defect is variable, and ranges from mild left to right shunting similar to a simple atrial septal defect to complex single-ventricle heart disease. This review focuses on the spectrum of atrioventricular septal defect from partial to complete, without associated cardiac defects...
September 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578204/pericytes-and-cardiac-stem-cells-common-features-and-peculiarities
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Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Paolo Madeddu
Clinical data and basic research indicate that the structural and functional alterations that characterize the evolution of cardiac disease towards heart failure may be, at least in part, reversed. This paradigm shift is due to the accumulation of evidence indicating that, in peculiar settings, cardiomyocytes may be replenished. Moving from the consideration that cardiomyocytes are rapidly withdrawn from the cell cycle after birth, independent laboratories have tested the hypothesis that cardiac resident stem/progenitor cells resided in mammalian hearts and were important for myocardial repair...
May 31, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457239/ebstein-anomaly
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REVIEW
Elizabeth D Sherwin, Dominic J Abrams
Ebstein anomaly is a rare form of congenital heart disease with a uniquely high prevalence of arrhythmias. The most prevalent arrhythmia mechanisms are intrinsic to the underlying embryologic defects and may manifest at any stage. Current electrophysiological and surgical strategies are well equipped to address these arrhythmia mechanisms, yet despite available technology and a robust understanding of the mechanisms, these cases remain challenging. Surgical techniques that render arrhythmia substrates unreachable mandate comprehensive presurgical electrophysiological assessment and potential ablation...
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169191/stem-cell-technology-in-cardiac-regeneration-a-pluripotent-stem-cell-promise
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REVIEW
Robin Duelen, Maurilio Sampaolesi
Despite advances in cardiovascular biology and medical therapy, heart disorders are the leading cause of death worldwide. Cell-based regenerative therapies become a promising treatment for patients affected by heart failure, but also underline the need for reproducible results in preclinical and clinical studies for safety and efficacy. Enthusiasm has been tempered by poor engraftment, survival and differentiation of the injected adult stem cells. The crucial challenge is identification and selection of the most suitable stem cell type for cardiac regenerative medicine...
February 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777537/giant-cardiac-lipoma-refined-hypothesis-proposes-invagination-from-extracardiac-to-intracardiac-sites
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W Gerald Rainer, David J Bailey, Harris W Hollis
Cardiac lipomas are rare and usually present as benign, encapsulated masses outside the heart; however, they can also be found within the atria. No single theory-including molecular genetic mutation-adequately explains why this occurs. Extensive career experience and broadened knowledge in embryology and cardiac physiology have helped us to develop a hypothesis based on invagination of extracardiac tumors. This report describes a vexing case of a giant right atrial lipoma, from 1985, in which the diagnosis was made incidentally during management of a patient's acute limb ischemia...
October 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736363/cardiac-mechanoperception-a-life-long-story-from-early-beats-to-aging-and-failure
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REVIEW
Maurizio Pesce, Elisa Messina, Isotta Chimenti, Antonio Paolo Beltrami
The life-long story of the heart starts concomitantly with primary differentiation events occurring in multipotent progenitors located in the so-called heart tube. This initially tubular structure starts a looping process, which leads to formation of the final four-chambered heart with a primary contribution of geometric and position-associated cell sensing. While this establishes the correct patterning of the final cardiac structure, it also provides feedbacks to fundamental cellular machineries controlling proliferation and differentiation, thus ensuring a coordinated restriction of cell growth and a myocyte terminal differentiation...
January 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587491/development-and-morphology-of-the-ventricular-outflow-tracts
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REVIEW
Robert H Anderson, Shumpei Mori, Diane E Spicer, Nigel A Brown, Timothy J Mohun
It is customary, at the current time, to consider many, if not most, of the lesions involving the ventricular outflow tract in terms of conotruncal malformations. This reflects the introduction, in the early 1940s, of the terms conus and truncus to describe the components of the developing outflow tract. The definitive outflow tracts in the postnatal heart, however, possess three, rather than two, components. These are the intrapericardial arterial trunks, the arterial roots, and the subvalvar ventricular outflow tracts...
September 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547469/the-presence-of-a-large-chiari-network-in-a-patient-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke
#14
Nneka Schwimmer-Okike, Johannes Niebuhr, Grit Gesine Ruth Schramek, Stefan Frantz, Heike Kielstein
The Chiari network is an embryological remnant found in the right atrium, mostly without any significant pathophysiological consequences. However, several cardiac associations are reported in the literature including supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. We present a case of a 96-year-old body donor with a stroke episode and intermittent atrial fibrillations. The dissection of the heart revealed the presence of an immense Chiari network with a large central thrombus. The role of a Chiari network in the pathogenesis of stroke and pulmonary embolism is discussed...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541719/cardiac-embryology-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-primer-for-anesthesiologists
#15
REVIEW
Benjamin Kloesel, James A DiNardo, Simon C Body
Congenital heart disease is diagnosed in 0.4% to 5% of live births and presents unique challenges to the pediatric anesthesiologist. Furthermore, advances in surgical management have led to improved survival of those patients, and many adult anesthesiologists now frequently take care of adolescents and adults who have previously undergone surgery to correct or palliate congenital heart lesions. Knowledge of abnormal heart development on the molecular and genetic level extends and improves the anesthesiologist's understanding of congenital heart disease...
September 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403288/differences-in-left-versus-right-ventricular-electrophysiological-properties-in-cardiac-dysfunction-and-arrhythmogenesis
#16
Cristina E Molina, Jordi Heijman, Dobromir Dobrev
A wide range of ion channels, transporters, signaling pathways and tissue structure at a microscopic and macroscopic scale regulate the electrophysiological activity of the heart. Each region of the heart has optimised these properties based on its specific role during the cardiac cycle, leading to well-established differences in electrophysiology, Ca(2+) handling and tissue structure between atria and ventricles and between different layers of the ventricular wall. Similarly, the right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) have different embryological, structural, metabolic and electrophysiological features, but whether interventricular differences promote differential remodeling leading to arrhythmias is not well understood...
May 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27385961/cytogenomic-aberrations-in-congenital-cardiovascular-malformations
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REVIEW
Mahshid Azamian, Seema R Lalani
Congenital cardiovascular malformations are the most common birth defects, with a complex multifactorial etiology. Genetic factors play an important role, illuminated by numerous cytogenetically visible abnormalities, as well as submicroscopic genomic imbalances affecting critical genomic regions in the affected individuals. Study of rare families with Mendelian forms, as well as emerging next-generation sequencing technologies have uncovered a multitude of genes relevant for human congenital cardiac diseases...
May 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27323879/the-embryological-basis-of-subclinical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Gabriella Captur, Carolyn Y Ho, Saskia Schlossarek, Janet Kerwin, Mariana Mirabel, Robert Wilson, Stefania Rosmini, Chinwe Obianyo, Patricia Reant, Paul Bassett, Andrew C Cook, Susan Lindsay, William J McKenna, Kevin Mills, Perry M Elliott, Timothy J Mohun, Lucie Carrier, James C Moon
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by mutations in sarcomeric proteins, the commonest being MYBPC3 encoding myosin-binding protein C. It is characterised by left ventricular hypertrophy but there is an important pre-hypertrophic phenotype with features including crypts, abnormal mitral leaflets and trabeculae. We investigated these during mouse cardiac development using high-resolution episcopic microscopy. In embryonic hearts from wildtype, homozygous (HO) and heterozygous (HET) Mybpc3-targeted knock-out (KO) mice we show that crypts (one or two) are a normal part of wildtype development but they almost all resolve by birth...
June 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27166384/prepregnancy-diabetes-and-offspring-risk-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Nina Øyen, Lars J Diaz, Elisabeth Leirgul, Heather A Boyd, James Priest, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Thomas Quertermous, Jan Wohlfahrt, Mads Melbye
BACKGROUND: Maternal diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of offspring congenital heart defects (CHD); however, the causal mechanism is poorly understood. We further investigated this association in a Danish nationwide cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a national cohort study, we identified 2 025 727 persons born from 1978 to 2011; among them were 7296 (0.36%) persons exposed to maternal pregestational diabetes mellitus. Pregestational diabetes mellitus was identified by using the National Patient Register and individual-level information on all prescriptions filled in Danish pharmacies...
June 7, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27148546/transcriptional-regulation-of-heart-development-in-zebrafish
#20
Fei Lu, Adam D Langenbacher, Jau-Nian Chen
Cardiac transcription factors orchestrate the complex cellular and molecular events required to produce a functioning heart. Misregulation of the cardiac transcription program leads to embryonic developmental defects and is associated with human congenital heart diseases. Recent studies have expanded our understanding of the regulation of cardiac gene expression at an additional layer, involving the coordination of epigenetic and transcriptional regulators. In this review, we highlight and discuss discoveries made possible by the genetic and embryological tools available in the zebrafish model organism, with a focus on the novel functions of cardiac transcription factors and epigenetic and transcriptional regulatory proteins during cardiogenesis...
April 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
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