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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408040/myxomatous-degeneration-of-the-canine-mitral-valve-from-gross-changes-to-molecular-events
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G Markby, K M Summers, V E MacRae, J Del-Pozo, B M Corcoran
Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the single most common acquired heart disease of the dog, but is also of emerging importance in human medicine, with some features of the disease shared between both species. There has been increased understanding of this disease in recent years, with most research aiming to elucidate the cellular and molecular events of disease pathogenesis. For gross and histological changes, much of our understanding is based on historical studies and there has been no comprehensive reappraisal of the pathology of MMVD...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407744/global-bi-ventricular-endocardial-distribution-of-activation-rate-during-long-duration-ventricular-fibrillation-in-normal-and-heart-failure-canines
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Qingzhi Luo, Qi Jin, Ning Zhang, Yanxin Han, Yilong Wang, Shangwei Huang, Changjian Lin, Tianyou Ling, Kang Chen, Wenqi Pan, Liqun Wu
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to detect differences in the distribution of the left and right ventricle (LV & RV) activation rate (AR) during short-duration ventricular fibrillation (SDVF, <1 min) and long-duration ventricular fibrillation VF (LDVF, >1 min) in normal and heart failure (HF) canine hearts. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was electrically induced in six healthy dogs (control group) and six dogs with right ventricular pacing-induced congestive HF (HF group)...
April 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405805/a-rotating-cerium-anode-x-ray-system-allows-visualization-of-intramural-coronary-vessels-after-cardiac-stem-cell-therapy-for-myocardial-infarction
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Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Hosoda, Yoshimori Ikeya, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Toru Shizuma, Takashi Shiraishi, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda, Hidezo Mori
Conventional angiography is insufficient for evaluating the therapeutic effect of cardiac regeneration therapy. A microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode was developed. Cerium has a characteristic X-ray with a peak at 34.6 keV, which allows visualization of tiny amounts of iodine. The performance of the cerium anode X-ray system was evaluated in two excised normal canine hearts and in excised ischemic canine hearts treated with c-kit-positive cardiac stem cells (5 canines) or without cells (5 control canines)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396500/percutaneous-pericardial-resection-a-novel-potential-treatment-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Barry A Borlaug, Rickey E Carter, Vojtech Melenovsky, Christopher V DeSimone, Prakriti Gaba, Ammar Killu, Niyada Naksuk, Lilach Lerman, Samuel J Asirvatham
BACKGROUND: People with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction develop increases in left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic pressures during exercise that contribute to dyspnea. In normal open-chest animal preparations, the pericardium restrains LV filling when central blood volume increases. We hypothesized that resection of the pericardium using a minimally invasive epicardial approach would mitigate the increase in LV end-diastolic pressure that develops during volume loading in normal and diseased hearts with the chest intact...
April 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390190/systemic-scedosporium-prolificans-infection-in-an-11-month-old-border-collie-with-cobalamin-deficiency-secondary-to-selective-cobalamin-malabsorption-canine-imerslund-gr%C3%A3-sbeck-syndrome
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K Erles, A Mugford, D Barfield, T Leeb, P H Kook
An 11-month-old Border collie presented collapsed and continued to deteriorate rapidly despite supportive treatment. The dog had a history of failure to thrive and recurring respiratory infection. Laboratory abnormalities included neutrophilic leucocytosis, Heinz body anaemia, hyperammonaemia, hyperbilirubinaemia, proteinuria and hypocobalaminaemia. Post-mortem examination revealed multi-focal necrosis within the heart, kidneys, pancreas, liver, meninges and cerebral cortex. Fungal hyphae in lesions were identified as Scedosporium prolificans following culture...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383310/short-term-variability-of-repolarization-is-superior-to-other-repolarization-parameters-in-the-evaluation-of-diverse-antiarrhythmic-interventions-in-the-chronic-av-block-dog
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A Bossu, R Varkevisser, Hdm Beekman, Mjc Houtman, Mag van der Heyden, M A Vos
Short-term variability (STV), to quantify beat-to-beat variability of repolarization (BVR), is a surrogate parameter that reliably identifies proarrhythmic risk in preclinical models. Examples include not only the use in the chronic atrioventricular block (CAVB) dog model whereby it was developed, but also in vulnerable patients with heart failure or drug-induced long QT syndrome. In the CAVB dog model, STV can specifically distinguish between safe and unsafe drugs in proarrhythmic screening. Conversely, this dog model also offers the possibility to evaluate antiarrhythmic strategies in a setting of Torsades de Pointes (TdP) induction with a standard IKr inhibitor...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381466/intracellular-angiotensin-ii-interacts-with-nuclear-angiotensin-receptors-in-cardiac-fibroblasts-and-regulates-rna-synthesis-cell-proliferation-and-collagen-secretion
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Artavazd Tadevosyan, Jiening Xiao, Sirirat Surinkaew, Patrice Naud, Clémence Merlen, Masahide Harada, Xiaoyan Qi, David Chatenet, Alain Fournier, Bruce G Allen, Stanley Nattel
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibroblasts play important functional and pathophysiological roles. Intracellular ("intracrine") angiotensin-II (Ang-II) signaling regulates intercellular communication, excitability, and gene expression in cardiomyocytes; however, the existence and role of intracrine Ang-II signaling in cardiac fibroblasts is unstudied. Here, we evaluated the localization of Ang-II receptors on atrial fibroblast nuclei and associated intracrine effects of potential functional significance...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373570/effects-of-systemic-multiexon-skipping-with-peptide-conjugated-morpholinos-in-the-heart-of-a-dog-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Yusuke Echigoya, Akinori Nakamura, Tetsuya Nagata, Nobuyuki Urasawa, Kenji Rowel Q Lim, Nhu Trieu, Dharminder Panesar, Mutsuki Kuraoka, Hong M Moulton, Takashi Saito, Yoshitsugu Aoki, Patrick Iversen, Peter Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Rika Maruyama, Terry Partridge, Shin'ichi Takeda, Toshifumi Yokota
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal genetic disorder caused by an absence of the dystrophin protein in bodywide muscles, including the heart. Cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of death in DMD. Exon skipping via synthetic phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomers (PMOs) represents one of the most promising therapeutic options, yet PMOs have shown very little efficacy in cardiac muscle. To increase therapeutic potency in cardiac muscle, we tested a next-generation morpholino: arginine-rich, cell-penetrating peptide-conjugated PMOs (PPMOs) in the canine X-linked muscular dystrophy in Japan (CXMDJ) dog model of DMD...
April 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369243/age-dependent-down-regulation-of-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel-4-causes-deterioration-of-canine-sinoatrial-node-function
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Jianlin Du, Songbai Deng, Di Pu, Yajie Liu, Jun Xiao, Qiang She
The activity of pacemaker cells in the sinoatrial node (SAN) is an indicator of normal sinus rhythm. Clinical studies have revealed that the dysfunction of the SAN progressively increases with aging. In this study, we determined the changes in hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel 4 (HCN4) expression and the relationship between aging and canine SAN dysfunction. The results of cardiac electrophysiological determination revealed that the intrinsic heart rate decreased from 168 ± 11 beats min-1 in young canines to 120 ± 9 beats min-1 in adults and to 88 ± 9 beats min-1 in aged canines...
March 23, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299636/asymptomatic-heart-valve-dysfunction-in-healthy-middle-aged-companion-dogs-and-its-implications-for-cardiac-aging
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Silvan R Urfer, Tammi L Kaeberlein, Susan Mailheau, Philip J Bergman, Kate E Creevy, Daniel E L Promislow, Matt Kaeberlein
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA, accounting for about one in every four deaths. Age is the greatest risk factor for heart disease in both people and dogs; however, heart disease is generally not considered as a major cause of morbidity or mortality in dogs. As part of the preliminary selection process for a veterinary clinical trial, 40 companion dogs with no history of cardiac pathology that were at least 6 years old and weighed at least 18 kg underwent a cardiac screening using Doppler echocardiography...
February 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296006/intracoronary-allogeneic-cardiosphere-derived-stem-cells-are-safe-for-use-in-dogs-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Michael Taylor Hensley, Junnan Tang, Kathleen Woodruff, Teresa Defrancesco, Sandra Tou, Christina M Williams, Mathew Breen, Kathryn Meurs, Bruce Keene, Ke Cheng
Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) have been shown to reduce scar size and increase viable myocardium in human patients with mild/moderate myocardial infarction. Studies in rodent models suggest that CDC therapy may confer therapeutic benefits in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We sought to determine the safety and efficacy of allogeneic CDC in a large animal (canine) model of spontaneous DCM. Canine CDCs (cCDCs) were grown from a donor dog heart. Similar to human CDCs, cCDCs express CD105 and are slightly positive for c-kit and CD90...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289990/dual-contrast-agent-photon-counting-computed-tomography-of-the-heart-initial-experience
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Rolf Symons, Tyler E Cork, Manu N Lakshmanan, Robert Evers, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Kelly A Rice, Marvin L Thomas, Chia-Ying Liu, Steffen Kappler, Stefan Ulzheimer, Veit Sandfort, David A Bluemke, Amir Pourmorteza
To determine the feasibility of dual-contrast agent imaging of the heart using photon-counting detector (PCD) computed tomography (CT) to simultaneously assess both first-pass and late enhancement of the myocardium. An occlusion-reperfusion canine model of myocardial infarction was used. Gadolinium-based contrast was injected 10 min prior to PCD CT. Iodinated contrast was infused immediately prior to PCD CT, thus capturing late gadolinium enhancement as well as first-pass iodine enhancement. Gadolinium and iodine maps were calculated using a linear material decomposition technique and compared to single-energy (conventional) images...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282234/breed-specific-vertebral-heart-scale-for-the-dachshund
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Ryan Birks, Deborah M Fine, Stacey B Leach, Sarah E Clay, Bryan D Eason, Lisa G Britt, Kenneth E Lamb
The objectives of this study were to determine a breed-specific vertebral heart scale (VHS) range for the dachshund and compare results to the established reference range of 9.7 ± 0.5, calculate inter-observer variability, and correlate VHS with echocardiography. Fifty-one normal dachshunds had radiographs and an echocardiogram performed. Five observers measured VHS to the nearest 0.25 vertebra. The data was analyzed using one-way analysis of variance, Wilcoxon Rank Sum test, Mann-Whitney rank sum test, calculation of reference and confidence intervals, Spearman rank-order correlations, and generation of intra-class correlations and confidence intervals...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270595/differential-responses-of-rabbit-ventricular-and-atrial-transient-outward-current-ito-to-the-ito-modulator-ns5806
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Hongwei Cheng, Mark B Cannell, Jules C Hancox
Transient outward potassium current (Ito) in the heart underlies phase 1 repolarization of cardiac action potentials and thereby affects excitation-contraction coupling. Small molecule activators of Ito may therefore offer novel treatments for cardiac dysfunction, including heart failure and atrial fibrillation. NS5806 has been identified as a prototypic activator of canine Ito This study investigated, for the first time, actions of NS5806 on rabbit atrial and ventricular Ito Whole cell patch-clamp recordings of Ito and action potentials were made at physiological temperature from rabbit ventricular and atrial myocytes...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238671/cardiac-autonomic-ganglia-ablation-suppresses-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-canine-model-of-acute-intermittent-hypoxia
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Xiaomei Yu, Zhibing Lu, Wenbo He, Bo He, Ruisong Ma, Jing Xie, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with hypoxia in which cardiac autonomic nerve system (ANS) plays an important role. Our previous studies indicated that ANS is activated in an intermittent hypoxia model and contributes to AF initiation. This study aimed to investigate the effects of cardiac ganglionated plexus (GP) ablation on AF in this model. METHODS AND RESULTS: In thirteen anesthetized male dogs, GP ablation was applied after 1h of intermittent hypoxia in the first group (n=7) and before that in the second group (n=6)...
February 23, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212603/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-cardiac-oxidative-stress-and-local-activity-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-and-renin-angiotensin-system-in-acute-myocardial-infracted-dogs
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Qiaoli Feng, Chengzhi Lu, Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li, Ravi Chandra Uppada
BACKGROUND: This study sought to evaluate the therapeutic effects of renal denervation (RDN) on acute myocardial infarction (MI) in canines and explore its possible mechanisms of action. METHODS: Eighteen healthy mongrel dogs were randomly assigned to either the control group, the MI group or the MI + RDN group. To assess cardiac function, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD), left ventricular end-systolic dimension (LVESD) and fraction shortening (FS) were recorded...
February 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183991/cardiac-and-respiratory-motion-correction-for-simultaneous-cardiac-pet-mr
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Christoph Kolbitsch, Mark A Ahlman, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Robert Evers, Michael Hansen, Devis Peressutti, Paul Marsden, Peter Kellman, David A Bluemke, Tobias Schaeffter
Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a versatile imaging technique providing important diagnostic information about ischemic heart diseases. Respiratory and cardiac motion of the heart can strongly impair image quality and therefore diagnostic accuracy of cardiac PET scans. The aim of this study is to investigate a new cardiac PET-Magnetic Resonance (MR) approach providing respiratory and cardiac motion-compensated MR and PET images in less than five minutes. Methods: Free-breathing 3D MR data was acquired and retrospectively binned into multiple respiratory and cardiac motion states...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176614/acanthomatous-ameloblastoma-with-atypical-foci-in-five-dogs
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Jennifer L Malmberg, Elizabeth W Howerth, Barb E Powers, Paula A Schaffer
Acanthomatous ameloblastoma is a common, locally invasive, nonmetastasizing tumor of the canine oral cavity. The long-term prognosis for canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma is good if complete excision can be achieved, usually by maxillectomy or mandibulectomy. A variant of acanthomatous ameloblastoma with atypical foci was noted in 5 dogs. There was no age, breed, or sex predisposition. Atypical cells were pleomorphic with a high mitotic rate. They were immunohistochemically negative for cytokeratin, vimentin, melan A, PNL2, CD3, Pax5, CD18, chromogranin A, and synaptophysin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154461/evaluation-of-serum-myeloperoxidase-concentration-in-dogs-with-heart-failure-due-to-chronic-mitral-valvular-insufficiency
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Jong-In Park, Sang-Il Suh, Changbaig Hyun
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a leukocyte-derived enzyme involved in the process of heart failure and is found to have good diagnostic and prognostic values in humans with chronic heart failure. This study evaluated the relationship between serum MPO levels and the severity of heart failure (HF) due to chronic mitral valvular insufficiency (CMVI) in dogs. Eighty-two client-owned dogs consisting of 69 dogs with different stages of HF due to CMVI and 13 age-matched healthy dogs were enrolled in this study. Serum MPO concentrations in the healthy and CMVI groups were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using a canine-specific monoclonal anti-MPO antibody...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127817/effect-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-myocardial-fibrosis-and-relevant-cytokines-in-a-canine-model-with-experimental-heart-failure
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Jingfeng Wang, Xue Gong, Haiyan Chen, Shengmei Qin, Nianwei Zhou, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
INTRODUCTION: Though cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has now proved to be effective on cardiac reverse remodeling, data on the underlying molecular changes are limited. The present study aims to investigate the expression of cytokines concerning myocardial fibrosis in dyssynchronous heart failure (HF) and the potential benefits of CRT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Left bundle branch ablation and rapid pacing was performed to induce a canine model of asynchronous HF...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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