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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
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Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087126/cardiac-lymphatics-a-new-avenue-for-therapeutics
#2
REVIEW
Taina Vuorio, Annakaisa Tirronen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
Recent progress in lymphatic vessel biology and in novel imaging techniques has established the importance of the lymphatic vasculature as part of the cardiovascular system. The lymphatic vessel network regulates many physiological processes important for heart function such as fluid balance, transport of extravasated proteins, and trafficking of immune cells. Therefore, lymphangiogenic therapy could be beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, for example by improving reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) from atherosclerotic lesions or by resolving edema and fibrosis after myocardial infarction...
January 10, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076830/rosuvastatin-improves-myocardial-and-neurological-outcomes-after-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
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Yun Qiu, Yichen Wu, Min Meng, Man Luo, Hongmei Zhao, Hong Sun, Sumin Gao
Rosuvastatin, a potent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is cholesterol-lowering drugs and reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. This study is to explore whether rosuvastatin improves outcomes after cardiac arrest in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 8min of cardiac arrest (CA) by asphyxia and randomly assigned to three experimental groups immediately following successful resuscitation: Sham; Control; and Rosuvastatin. The survival, hemodynamics, myocardial function, neurological outcomes and apoptosis were assessed...
January 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072699/prevention-preferable-to-treatment-3-case-reports-of-patients-experiencing-right-sided-heart-failure-after-ebstein-anomaly-correction
#4
Ming Luo, Jing Lin, Zhen Qin, Lei Du
RATIONALE: Ebstein anomaly is a common congenital heart disease that may induce severe tricuspid regurgitation and dilation of the "atrialized" portion of the right ventricle. Patients who undergo surgery to correct Ebstein anomaly are at high risk of postoperative right-sided heart failure, yet little is known about what pre-, peri-, or postoperative procedures may help reduce this risk. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we describe 3 cases of adults with Ebstein anomaly who underwent corrective surgery and in whom right-sided heart failure occurred with severe tricuspid regurgitation detected by transesophageal echocardiography...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056927/kudiezi-injection-mitigates-myocardial-injury-induced-by-acute-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Xuemei Liu, Ye Tao, Fengli Wang, Ting Yao, Chen Fu, Hong Zheng, Yan Yan, Xiao Liang, Xiangning Jiang, Yunling Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kudiezi (KDZ) injection is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine as treatment for cerebral infarction and angina pectoris. The present study investigated the therapeutic effects of KDZ injection on myocardial injury induced by acute cerebral ischemia and the possibly protective mechanisms. METHODS: Rats were divided into three groups: sham, 6h-ischemia, and KDZ treatment (KDZ). The neurological deficits were determined by the Garcia score. The cerebral infarct volume was measured by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining, and brain water content was also evaluated...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
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Mehmet Eren, Mehdi Zoghi, Mustafa Tuncer, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Recep Demirbağ, Mahmut Şahin, Osman Akın Serdar, Ersel Onrat, Haşim Mutlu, Dursun Dursunoğlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Ahmet Temizhan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to develop a national database of patients hospitalized in Turkey with acute heart failure (AHF) using evaluations of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Patient data were collected using an Internet-based survey. A total of 588 patients were enrolled from 36 participating medical centers across the country. RESULTS: Mean age was 62±13 years and 38% of the patients were female. Ratio of de novo AHF to study cohort was 24%...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040057/the-effects-of-mebudipine-on-myocardial-arrhythmia-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-isolated-rat-heart
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R Ghiasi, M Mohammadi, M Majidinia, B Yousefi, A Ghiasi, R Badalzadeh
Reperfusion of the heart after an ischemic insult may lead to potentially lethal arrhythmias and cardimyocyte cell death via apoptosis and necrosis. In addition, previous studies showed that calcium channel blockers may have a protective role in the myocardium against arrhythmia and irreversible tissue injury. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate the effects of mebudipine on myocardial arrhythmias and tissue injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts. Male Wistar rats (250‑300g) were randomly divided to Sham group (without ischemia), control group (ischemia without drug), drug group (ischemia with mebudipine 0...
November 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011279/association-of-prophylactic-endotracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-with-upper-gi-bleeding-and-cardiopulmonary-unplanned-events
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Umar Hayat, Peter J Lee, Hamid Ullah, Shashank Sarvepalli, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic endotracheal intubation (PEI) is often advocated to mitigate the risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events in patients presenting with brisk upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). However, the benefit of such a measure remains controversial. Our study aimed to compare the incidence of cardiopulmonary unplanned events (CUE) between patients who underwent endotracheal intubation versus those who didn't, in critically ill patients with brisk UGIB. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older who had presented at Cleveland Clinic between 2011 and 2014 with hematemesis and/or patients with melena with consequential hypovolemic shock were included...
December 20, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003137/a-feasible-and-automatic-free-tool-for-t1-and-ecv-mapping
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Luisa Altabella, Cristian Borrazzo, Marco Carnì, Nicola Galea, Marco Francone, Andrea Fiorelli, Elisabetta Di Castro, Carlo Catalano, Iacopo Carbone
PURPOSE: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a useful non-invasive tool for characterizing tissues and detecting myocardial fibrosis and edema. Estimation of extracellular volume fraction (ECV) using T1 sequences is emerging as an accurate biomarker in cardiac diseases associated with diffuse fibrosis. In this study, automatic software for T1 and ECV map generation consisting of an executable file was developed and validated using phantom and human data. METHODS: T1 mapping was performed in phantoms and 30 subjects (22 patients and 8 healthy subjects) on a 1...
December 18, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988498/measuring-water-distribution-in-the-heart-preventing-edema-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Mireia Andrés-Villarreal, Ignasi Barba, Marcos Poncelas, Javier Inserte, José Rodriguez-Palomares, Victor Pineda, David Garcia-Dorado
BACKGROUND: Edema is present in many heart diseases, and differentiation between intracellular (ICW) and extracellular (ECW) myocardial water compartments would be clinically relevant. In this work we developed a magnetic resonance imaging-based method to differentiate ICW and ECW and applied it to analyze ischemia-reperfusion-induced edema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated rat hearts were perfused with gadolinium chelates as a marker of extracellular space. Total water content was measured by desiccation...
December 17, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935217/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-cesarean-section-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sara Ruiz, Miguel Martinez-Marin, Pilar Luque, Nadia Nassar, Daniel Oros
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is clinically identical to acute myocardial infarction. We report an unusual case of TCM and review similar cases in pregnant women. A young woman with no pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors suffered sudden dyspnea during a cesarean section. Electrocardiography (ECG) showed T-wave inversion. We observed acute lung edema and left ventricular systolic dysfunction on echocardiography. A cardiac catheterization diagnosed TCM. We reviewed 20 cases of TCM; 17 cases occurred during the post-partum period and three during pregnancy...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923806/pedal-edema-as-an-indicator-of-early-heart-failure-in-the-community-prevalence-and-associations-with-cardiac-structure-function-and-natriuretic-peptides-mesa-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Joseph Yeboah, Alain Bertoni, Waqas Qureshi, Shivani Aggarwal, Joao A C Lima, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, David A Bluemke, Sanjiv J Shah
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of pedal edema (PE) and its associations with abnormal cardiac structure/function, natriuretic peptides, and incident heart failure (HF) is unknown, especially in community-dwelling adults without a history of cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 5004 MESA (Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) participants who had cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, 4196 had complete data and were included in this analysis (3501 for the right ventricle analysis)...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923796/characterization-of-the-changes-in-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-mice-treated-with-anthracyclines-using-serial-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hoshang Farhad, Pedro V Staziaki, Daniel Addison, Otavio R Coelho-Filho, Ravi V Shah, Richard N Mitchell, Balint Szilveszter, Siddique A Abbasi, Raymond Y Kwong, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, Udo Hoffmann, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Tomas G Neilan
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are cardiotoxic; however, there are limited data characterizing the serial changes in cardiac structure and function after anthracyclines. The aim of this study was to use cardiac magnetic resonance to characterize anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a longitudinal cardiac magnetic resonance and histological study of 45 wild-type male mice randomized to doxorubicin (n=30, 5 mg/kg of doxorubicin/week for 5 weeks) or placebo (n=15)...
December 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895487/combination-therapy-with-lercanidipine-and-enalapril-in-the-management-of-the-hypertensive-patient-an-update-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Christina Antza, Stella Stabouli, Vasilios Kotsis
Hypertension is an important risk factor for premature death as it increases the probability of stroke, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. Antihypertensive drugs can decrease cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. The majority of hypertensive patients need more than one antihypertensive agent to attain blood pressure (BP) targets. Monotherapy can effectively reduce BP only in 20%-40% of patients. Multiple mechanisms including increased peripheral vascular resistance, increased cardiac work, and hypervolemia are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895451/non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-rhabdomyolysis-and-myocardial-injury-following-heroin-inhalation-a-case-report
#15
G Bazoukis, A Spiliopoulou, K Mourouzis, P Grigoropoulou, A Yalouris
BACKGROUND: Heroin use by non-injecting routes of administration (snorting, swallowing, "chasing the dragon") is considered to be safer but is not risk-free for fatal overdose or serious side effects. We report the case of an adolescent who was transferred unconscious to the emergency department after heroin inhalation. Description of the case: A 17-year-old male was transferred to the emergency department unconscious (Glasgow coma scale: 6/15) after heroin inhalation. He was treated with non-rebreather mask and intravenous infusion of naloxone with gradual improvement of consciousness and arterial blood gasses...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875730/contemporary-review-on-the-pathogenesis-of-takotsubo-syndrome-the-heart-shedding-tears-norepinephrine-churn-and-foam-at-the-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-terminals
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REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Rodney De Palma
Takotsubo syndrome (TS), an increasingly recognized acute cardiac disease entity, is characterized by a unique pattern of circumferential and typically regional left ventricular wall motion abnormality resulting in a conspicuous transient ballooning of the left ventricle during systole. The mechanism of the disease remains elusive. However, the sudden onset of acute myocardial stunning in a systematic pattern extending beyond a coronary artery territory; the history of a preceding emotional or physical stress factor in two thirds of cases; the signs of sympathetic denervation at the regions of left ventricular dysfunction on sympathetic scintigraphy; the finding of myocardial edema and other signs consistent with (catecholamine-induced) myocarditis shown by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; and the contraction band necrosis on histopathological examination all argue strongly for the involvement of the cardiac sympathetic nervous system in the pathogenesis of TS...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857993/acute-ischemic-stroke-and-severe-multiorgan-dysfunction-due-to-multiple-bee-stings
#17
Murat Guzel, Handan Akar, Ali Kemal Erenler, Ahmet Baydin, Abdulcelil Kayabas
Various manifestations after bee sting have been described. Local reactions, such as pain, wheal, flare, edema and swelling, are common and generally self-limiting. Uncommonly manifestations like vomiting, diarrhea, dyspnea, generalized edema, acute renal failure, anaphylactic shock, myocardial infarction, hypotension, collapse, pulmonary hemorrhage, acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis, and atrial fibrillation may occur. We report a 59 year-old man who sustained ischemic stroke and multi-organ dysfunction following multiple bee stings...
September 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836304/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-predicts-myocardial-dysfunction-and-mortality-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#18
Biao Wang, Gang Chen, Jia Li, Yuanying Zeng, Yunfu Wu, Xiaoye Yan
BACKGROUND: This study examines the clinical utility of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as an indicator of myocardial dysfunction and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: We designed a prospective cohort study in an intensive care unit, and 53 patients with severe sepsis or septic shock were included. Data were used to determine a relationship between NGAL and the development of myocardial dysfunction and mortality. These associations were determined by the Mann-Whitney test, multiple logistic regression, plotting the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, Kaplan-Meier curves and Spearman test...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826348/complete-heart-block-in-association-with-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever
#19
Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Faisal Inayat, Zia Ur Rahman
Dengue virus infection affects the heart structurally and functionally. Clinical manifestations of cardiac complications secondary to dengue virus infection vary from self-limiting arrhythmias to severe myocardial infarction, leading to hypotension, pulmonary edema, and cardiogenic shock. However, we report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) complicated by a complete heart block. A female with DHF due to dengue virus serotype 2, presented to the emergency department with fever, headache, rash, and fatigue followed by an episode of syncope...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806002/gemcitabine-induced-retinopathy
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Jaclyn L Kovach
PURPOSE: To report a case of Purtscher-like retinopathy associated with gemcitabine. METHODS: The author reports a 68-year-old woman who presented with a 4-month history of bilateral vision loss. She had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and leiomyosarcoma, diagnosed 5 months before presentation and had completed 5 cycles of combination treatment with gemcitabine and docetaxel. Clinical examination revealed a Purtscher-like retinopathy that improved after gemcitabine cessation without the development of cystoid macular edema or retinal neovascularization...
October 31, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
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