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Muqing Deng, Min Tang, Cong Wang, Liang Shan, Linfeng Zhang, Jingtao Zhang, Weiming Wu, Ling Xia
Cardiodynamicsgram (CDG) has emerged recently as a noninvasive spatiotemporal electrocardiographic method for subtle cardiac dynamics information analysis within electrocardiogram (ECG). This study sought to evaluate the clinical utility of CDG for early coronary artery disease (CAD) detection in suspected patients with CAD presenting with nondiagnostic ECGs. A total of 421 suspected patients with CAD presenting with nondiagnostic ECG were enrolled. Standard 12-lead ECG and CDG were performed simultaneously, 1 day before invasive coronary angiography...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Thiago Gagliano-Jucá, Tevhide Betül İçli, Karol M Pencina, Zhuoying Li, John Tapper, Grace Huang, Thomas G Travison, Panayiotis Tsitouras, S Mitchell Harman, Thomas W Storer, Shalender Bhasin, Shehzad Basaria
CONTEXT: Endogenous testosterone levels have been negatively associated with QTc interval in small case series; the effects of testosterone therapy on electrocardiographic parameters have not been evaluated in randomized trials. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of testosterone replacement on corrected QT interval (QTcF) in two randomized controlled trials. PARTICIPANTS: Men with pre- and post-randomization electrocardiograms (ECGs) from the Testosterone and Pain (TAP) and the Testosterone Effects on Atherosclerosis in Aging Men (TEAAM) Trials...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno
BACKGROUND: Acetylcholine (ACh) was administered for 3min in the ENCORE study, while the Japanese Circulation Society guidelines recommended the 20s ACh injection as an ACh test. OBJECTIVES: We compared the ischemic findings between ACh administration for 3min and ACh injection for 20s in the same patients and in the same ACh doses without administration of nitrates in the left coronary artery. METHODS: We investigated 30 patients with ischemic heart disease (25 men, 67±10 years, ACh 50μg: 3, ACh 100μg: 9, ACh 200μg: 18) by the above two ACh injection procedures...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Matthew Wilson, Anne V Grossestreuer, David F Gaieski, Benjamin S Abella, William Frohna, Munish Goyal
OBJECTIVE: With the demonstrated benefit of an early-invasive strategy for STEMI and VF/VT arrest patients, there is interest in assessing the potential benefit of early angiography for non-shockable (PEA/Asystole) arrest patients. We hypothesized that in cardiac arrest patients who obtain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after a non-shockable initial rhythm and do not have STEMI the incidence of coronary intervention would be clinically insignificant (<5%). METHODS: Retrospective multicenter US clinical registry study of post-cardiac arrest patients at 18 hospitals between 1/00 and 5/14...
November 23, 2016: Resuscitation
M Batlle, B Campos, M Farrero, M Cardona, B González, M A Castel, J Ortiz, E Roig, M J Pulgarín, J Ramírez, J L Bedini, M Sabaté, P García de Frutos, F Pérez-Villa
In this article, the full description of a heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF_REF) cohort of 192 patients is provided. Tables with the baseline demographic, prior history, ECG parameters, echocardiographic parameters, laboratory values and pharmacological treatment of these patients are included. Also, the quartile values of the analyzed circulating biomarkers: high sensitivity Troponin T (hs-TnT), galectin-3 (Gal-3), C-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (CICP), soluble AXL (sAXL) and Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) are given...
December 2016: Data in Brief
Eric Seibert, Kristina Zohles, Christof Ulrich, Alexander Kluttig, Sebastian Nuding, Jan A Kors, Cees A Swenne, Karl Werdan, Roman Fiedler, Matthias Girndt
BACKGROUND: Alterations in autonomic nervous function are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Sympathetic as well as parasympathetic activation may be associated with immune and inflammatory responses. We intended to confirm a role of autonomous dysregulation for inflammation in HD patients. METHODS: 30 HD patients (including 15 diabetics) and 15 healthy controls were studied for heart rate variability (HRV) using 5 min ECG recordings. Heart rate variability was estimated by time-domain parameters (the standard deviation of the RR intervals (SDNN) and the percentage of pairs of adjacent RR intervals differing by >50 ms (pNN50)) and frequency-domain-analysis (high- and low-frequency variation of RR intervals, HF and LF)...
November 3, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Giovanni Teruzzi, Giuseppe Calligaris, Paolo Ravagnani, Daniela Trabattoni, Luca Grancini, Giovanni Monizzi, Alessandro Lualdi, Antonio L Bartorelli
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) accounts approximately for 0.2% of cases of acute coronary syndrome. It is defined "spontaneous" in absence of any coronary wall damage. This disease affects primarily young women in good health, with no risk factors for coronary artery disease, especially during the postpartum period. Since the clinical presentation varies widely from no symptoms to typical angina and sudden cardiac death, SCAD incidence is underestimated.A 40-year-old woman, in the 8th week after delivery, was admitted to our emergency department because of acute chest pain, and a diagnosis of inferior and posterior non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction was made...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Liza Margareth Medeiros de Carvalho Sousa, Gabriela Pacheco Mendes, Danila Barreiro Campos, Pietro Sampaio Baruselli, Paula de Carvalho Papa
We hypothesized that stimulatory and superovulatory treatments, using equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG), modulate the expression of genes related to insulin, cellular modelling and angiogenesis signaling pathways in the bovine corpus luteum (CL). Therefore, we investigated: 1-the effect of these treatments on circulating insulin and somatomedin C concentrations and on gene and protein expression of INSR, IGF1 and IGFR1, as well as other insulin signaling molecules; 2-the effects of eCG on gene and protein expression of INSR, IGF1, GLUT4 and NFKB1A in bovine luteal cells; and 3-the effect of stimulatory and superovulatory treatments on gene and protein expression of ANG, ANGPT1, NOS2, ADM, PRSS2, MMP9 and PLAU...
2016: PloS One
Patrik Gilje, Sasha Koul, Jakob Hartvig Thomsen, Yvan Devaux, Hans Friberg, Michael Kuiper, Janneke Horn, Niklas Nielsen, Tomasso Pellis, Pascal Stammet, Matthew P Wise, Jesper Kjaergaard, Christian Hassager, David Erlinge
AIM OF THE STUDY: Predicting outcome of unconscious patients after successful resuscitation is challenging and better prognostic markers are highly needed. Ischemic heart disease is a common cause of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Whether or not high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) is a prognostic marker among survivors of OHCA with both ischemic and non-ischemic aetiologies remains to be determined. We sought to evaluate the ability of hs-TnT to prognosticate all-cause mortality, death due to cardiovascular causes or multi-organ failure and death due to cerebral causes after OHCA...
October 2016: Resuscitation
Hesham Elsharkawy, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, Sherif El-Hadi, Javier Provencio, John Tetzlaff
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) have been well documented. Evidence suggests that ECG changes and cardiac dysfunction worsen outcome. Determining which patients are at most risk is unclear but important to ascertain. METHODS: We prospectively studied clinical markers, cardiac abnormalities, and clinical outcomes in 20 patients admitted within 48 hours of aneurysmal SAH. All patients had ECGs prior to surgical clipping, during the clipping surgery, and during the postoperative period...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Michael G Millin, Angela C Comer, Jose V Nable, Peter V Johnston, Benjamin J Lawner, Nathan Woltman, Matthew J Levy, Kevin G Seaman, Jon Mark Hirshon
INTRODUCTION: The American Heart Association recommends that post-arrest patients with evidence of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on electrocardiogram (ECG) be emergently taken to the catheterization lab for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, recommendations regarding the utility of emergent PCI for patients without ST elevation are less specific. This review examined the literature on the utility of PCI in post-arrest patients without ST elevation compared to patients with STEMI...
September 15, 2016: Resuscitation
Sukanya Leethongdee, Muhammad Khalid, Rex J Scaramuzzi
During the periovulatory period, the cervix relaxes in response to changes in circulating concentrations of reproductive hormones. The present study investigated the role of gonadotrophins in cervical function by examining the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and COX2 mRNA and the concentration of hyaluronan (HA) in the cervix, after intracervical treatment with either FSH or LH. Eighteen ewes were assigned to four groups. They were then treated with commercial intravaginal progestagen sponges and eCG to synchronize their estrous cycles...
December 2016: Theriogenology
Bart Ecg de Goeij, Tom Vink, Hendrik Ten Napel, Esther Cw Breij, David Satijn, Richard Wubbolts, David Miao, Paul Whi Parren
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are designed to be stable in circulation and to release potent cytotoxic drugs intracellularly following antigen-specific binding, uptake and degradation in tumor cells. Efficient internalization and routing to lysosomes where proteolysis can take place is therefore essential. For many cell surface proteins and carbohydrate structures on tumor cells, however, the magnitude of these processes is insufficient to allow for an effective ADC approach. We hypothesized that we could overcome this limitation by enhancing lysosomal ADC delivery via a bispecific antibody (bsAb) approach, in which one binding domain would provide tumor specificity, whereas the other binding domain would facilitate targeting to the lysosomal compartment...
August 24, 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Pierre-Eric Juif, Matthias Hoch, Andrea Vaclavkova, Andreas Krause, Jim Bush, Jasper Dingemanse
Ponesimod, a potent selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 modulator, leads to a reduction in circulating total lymphocyte count and transient decreases in heart rate (HR). Based on a modeling and simulation approach, this study was conducted to investigate whether a gradual up-titration regimen may mitigate these cardiodynamic effects. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, two-way cross-over study, 32 healthy subjects (15 males) received placebo on Day 1 followed by multiple-dose administration of either ponesimod or placebo (ratio 3:1)...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Yuichi Saito, Hideki Kitahara, Toshihiro Shoji, Satoshi Tokimasa, Takashi Nakayama, Kazumasa Sugimoto, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Based on the Japanese Circulation Society guideline of vasospastic angina, incremental doses of acetylcholine (ACh) are prescribed for coronary spasm provocation: 20 and 50 μg for the right coronary artery (RCA), and 20, 50 and 100 μg for the left coronary artery (LCA). However, the requirement for each dose of ACh has not been fully evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 249 patients who underwent ACh provocation test for both the RCA and LCA were included...
July 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
L Paixão, L M Velez, B R Santos, C Tusset, S B Lecke, A B Motta, P M Spritzer
Androgens may directly modulate early ovarian follicular development in preantral stages and androgen excess before puberty may disrupt this physiological process. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the dynamics of follicular morphology and circulating androgen and estradiol levels in prepubertal Wistar rats acutely exposed to androgens. Prepubertal female Wistar rats were distributed into three groups: control, equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) intervention and eCG plus dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) intervention (eCG+DHEA)...
August 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Thomas Wehrum, Paul Hagenlocher, Thomas Lodemann, Werner Vach, Iulius Dragonu, Anja Hennemuth, Constantin von Zur Mühlen, Judith Stuplich, Ba Thanh Truc Ngo, Andreas Harloff
BACKGROUND: It was our aim to systematically analyze pulmonary artery blood flow within different age-groups in the general population using 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in order to provide a context for interpreting results of future studies (e.g., in pulmonary hypertension) using this technique. METHODS: An age-stratified sample (n = 126) of the population of the city of Freiburg, Germany, underwent ECG-triggered and navigator-gated 4D flow CMR at 3 T of the pulmonary arteries and the thoracic aorta...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Miao Liu, Yi-lu Wang, Man Shang, Yao Wang, Qi Zhang, Shao-xun Wang, Su Wei, Kun- wei Zhang, Chao Liu, Yan-na Wu, Ming-lin Liu, Jun-qiu Song, Yan-xia Liu
OBJECTIVE: To establish a flow cytometric method to detect the alteration of phenotypes and concentration of circulating microvesicles (MVs) from myocardial ischemic preconditioning (IPC) treated rats (IPC-MVs), and to investigate the effects of IPC-MVs on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. METHODS: Myocardial IPC was elicited by three.cycles of 5-min ischemia and 5-min reperfusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Platelet-free plasma (PFP) was isolated through two steps of centrifugation at room temperature from the peripheral blood, and IPC-MVs were isolated by ultracentrifugation from PFR PFP was incubated with anti-CD61, anti-CD144, anti-CD45 and anti-Erythroid Cells, and added 1, 2 µm latex beads to calibrate and absolutely count by flow cytometry...
November 2015: Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology
Michael J Carr, James T O'Shea, Patrick B Hinfey
BACKGROUND: Patients with chest pain who have ST elevations on electrocardiogram (ECG) are at high risk for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recent literature has reported various STEMI equivalents, which may be equally threatening. One STEMI equivalent, previously named the de Winter pattern, describes ECG changes where there are ST-segment depressions in the precordial leads in association with tall, symmetrical, hyperacute T-waves. These changes have been connected with proximal left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion...
June 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Amelia M Wnorowski, Ethan J Halpern
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to quantify the diagnostic yield of triple-rule-out (TRO) CT for the evaluation of acute chest pain in emergency department patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All TRO CT studies performed at our institution from 2006 to 2015 were reviewed. Scans were performed on a 256-MDCT scanner, with the use of ECG gating and a biphasic contrast injection. Radiology reports were reviewed to identify diagnoses that could explain chest pain, including coronary and noncoronary diagnoses, and significant incidental findings that did not account for the patient's presentation...
August 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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