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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778750/our-modified-technique-of-combined-antegrade-vein-graft-cardioplegia-infusion-versus-conventional-antegrade-method-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mehrzad Sharifi, Seyed Reza Mousavi, Mohammad Rafiei
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy of antegrade cardioplegia supplemented with venous graft perfusion in patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: 223 consecutive patients scheduled for isolated CABG were randomized to receive either continuous crystalloid cardioplegia via vein grafts on completion of each distal anastomosis plus intermittent blood cardioplegia through aortic root (group 1, n = 110) or antegrade blood cardioplegia alone (group 2, n = 113)...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778242/cardiovascular-responses-to-isometric-handgrip-exercise-in-young-patients-with-recurrent-vasovagal-syncope
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Juan Idiaquez, Juan Francisco Idiaquez, Rodrigo Iturriaga
OBJECTIVE: Arterial blood pressure (BP) increased in healthy humans in response to isometric handgrip (IHG), but the pattern of the relative contribution of cardiac output (CO) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) changes to the pressor response is different among individuals. We investigated weather patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope (VVS) have a similar pattern of individual CO, TPR and pressor responses to IHG, as healthy subjects. METHODS: 32 patients (27...
July 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777769/a-combined-approach-for-the-early-recognition-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-adult-cardiac-surgery
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Cédrick Zaouter, Julien Potvin, Marie-Lise Bats, Marie-Christine Beauvieux, Alain Remy, Alexandre Ouattara
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is a frequent complication. The current criteria to detect CSA-AKI rise only when organic dysfunction has occurred. The Doppler Renal Resistive Index (RRI) and the urinary G1 cell cycle arrest proteins (TIMP-2 and IGFBP7) have been advocated to predict CSA-AKI at an early stage after cardiac surgery. The primary objective was to determine the predictive value of these new markers to detect CSA-AKI after elective heart surgery in patients at risk to develop AKI...
May 16, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773657/review-of-the-role-of-nice-in-promoting-the-adoption-of-innovative-cardiac-technologies
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REVIEW
Peter H Groves, Chris Pomfrett, Mirella Marlow
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) promotes the adoption of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies into National Health Service (NHS) clinical practice through the publication of guidance and briefing documents. Since the inception of the programme in 2009, there have been 7 medical technologiesguidance, 3 diagnostics guidance and 23 medtechinnovation briefing documents published that are relevant to the heart and circulation...
May 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773582/activation-of-large-conductance-calcium-activated-k-channels-by-nitric-oxide-mediates-apelin-induced-relaxation-of-coronary-arteries
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Amreen Mughal, Chengwen Sun, Stephen T O'Rourke
Apelin increases coronary blood flow, cardiac contractility and cardiac output. Based on these favorable hemodynamic effects, apelin and apelin-like analogs are being developed for treating heart failure and related disorders; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying apelin-induced coronary vasodilation are unknown. This study aimed to elucidate the signaling pathways by which apelin causes smooth muscle relaxation in coronary arteries. Receptors for apelin (APJ receptors) were expressed in coronary arteries, as determined by Western blot and PCR analyses...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772936/the-effect-of-supine-positioning-on-maternal-hemodynamics-during-late-pregnancy
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Aimee Humphries, S Ali Mirjalili, Gregory P Tarr, John M D Thompson, Peter Stone
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have demonstrated an association between maternal supine sleep position and an increased risk of late stillbirth. During late pregnancy the gravid uterus compresses the inferior vena cava when a woman lies in the supine position. The azygos system of veins is the dominant pathway of collateral venous return back to the heart in the event of acute obstruction of the inferior vena cava. It is suggested that this pathway provides adequate collateral venous circulation in the event of inferior vena caval compression in the supine position during late pregnancy...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772401/evaluation-ofserum-free-carnitine-acylcarnitine-levels-and-left-ventricular-systolic-functions-in-children-with-idiopathic-epilepsy-receiving-valproic-acid
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Ilknur Kulhas Celik, Haydar Ali Tasdemir, Hülya Ince, Halil Celik, Metin Sungur
OBJECTIVES: In the study, the effect of valproic acid on serum free/acylcarnitine levels and left ventricular systolic function in pediatric patients with idiopathic epilepsy receiving valproic acid was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients receiving valproic acid treatment for six months between January 2012 and December 2012 were evaluated. Blood samples were obtained from the participants twice (pretreatment and the sixth month of treatment) and serum-free and acylcarnitine levels (from C2 to C18:1-OH) were measured using tandem mass spectrometry...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771607/mechanistic-insights-into-the-modulatory-role-of-the-mechanoreflex-on-central-hemodynamics-using-passive-leg-movement-in-humans
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Nicholas T Kruse, William E Hughes, Darren P Casey
The aim of this study was to examine the independent contributions of joint range of motion (ROM), muscle fascicle length (MFL) and joint angular velocity on mechanoreceptor mediated central cardiovascular dynamics using passive leg movement (PLM) in humans. Twelve healthy males (age: 23{plus minus}2 yrs, body mass index: 23.7 kg/m2 ) performed continuous PLM at various randomized joint angles ROM (0-50{degree sign} vs. 50-100{degree sign} vs. 0-100{degree sign}) and joint angular velocities ('fast': 200{degree sign}/s vs...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770244/predicting-length-of-stay-in-intensive-care-units-after-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-artificial-neural-networks-and-adaptive-neuro-fuzzy-system
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Hamidreza Maharlou, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Shahrbanoo Shahbazi, Ramin Ravangard
Objectives: Accurate prediction of patients' length of stay is highly important. This study compared the performance of artificial neural network and adaptive neuro-fuzzy system algorithms to predict patients' length of stay in intensive care units (ICU) after cardiac surgery. Methods: A cross-sectional, analytical, and applied study was conducted. The required data were collected from 311 cardiac patients admitted to intensive care units after surgery at three hospitals of Shiraz, Iran, through a non-random convenience sampling method during the second quarter of 2016...
April 2018: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769710/jdp2-overexpression-provokes-cardiac-dysfunction-in-mice
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Jacqueline Heger, Julia Bornbaum, Alona Würfel, Christian Hill, Nils Brockmann, Renáta Gáspár, János Pálóczi, Zoltán V Varga, Márta Sárközy, Péter Bencsik, Tamás Csont, Szilvia Török, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Kerstin Böngler, Mariana Parahuleva, Peter Ferdinandy, Rainer Schulz, Gerhild Euler
The transcriptional regulator JDP2 (Jun dimerization protein 2) has been identified as a prognostic marker for patients to develop heart failure after myocardial infarction. We now performed in vivo studies on JDP2-overexpressing mice, to clarify the impact of JDP2 on heart failure progression. Therefore, during birth up to the age of 4 weeks cardiac-specific JDP2 overexpression was prevented by doxycycline feeding in transgenic mice. Then, JDP2 overexpression was started. Already after 1 week, cardiac function, determined by echocardiography, decreased which was also resembled on the cardiomyocyte level...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769232/end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-output-in-manual-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-versus-active-compression-decompression-device-during-prehospital-quality-controlled-resuscitation-a-case-series-study
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Piritta Anniina Setälä, Ilkka Tapani Virkkunen, Antti Jaakko Kämäräinen, Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala, Janne Severi Virta, Arvi Mikael Yli-Hankala, Sanna Elisa Hoppu
BACKGROUND: Active compression-decompression (ACD) devices have enhanced end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2 ) output in experimental cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) studies. However, the results in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients have shown inconsistent outcomes, and earlier studies lacked quality control of CPR attempts. We compared manual CPR with ACD-CPR by measuring ETCO2 output using an audiovisual feedback defibrillator to ensure continuous high quality resuscitation attempts...
May 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765784/use-of-the-tei-index-in-the-conservative-management-of-trap-sequence-pregnancies-diagnosed-during-the-periviable-period-a-case-series
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Kristina Martimucci, Theresa Kuhn, Robyn Bilinski, Jesus Alvarez-Perez
Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic pregnancies. Without intervention, the viable pump twin in a case of TRAP Sequence may develop high output cardiac failure leading to an intrauterine fetal demise. We present 3 cases of TRAP Sequence pregnancy diagnosed during the second or third trimesters of pregnancy. There are minimal sonographic tools for the guidance of a fetal therapeutic interventional procedure during the second trimester or timing of delivery during the third trimester to reduce morbidity and mortality of a viable fetus...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764898/clinical-presentation-and-outcome-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-patients-with-acute-myocarditis-the-multicenter-lombardy-registry
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Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Claudio Moro, Claudia Raineri, Daniela Pini, Paola Sormani, Riccardo Mantovani, Marisa Varrenti, Patrizia Pedrotti, Cristina Conca, Antonio Mafrici, Aurelia Grosu, Daniele Briguglia, Silvia Guglielmetto, Giovanni Battista Perego, Stefania Colombo, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto Maestroni, Valentina Carubelli, Marco Metra, Carlo Lombardi, Jeness Campodonico, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Giovanni Peretto, Laura Scelsi, Annalisa Turco, Giuseppe Di Tano, Carlo Campana, Armando Belloni, Fabrizio Morandi, Andrea Mortara, Antonio Cirò, Michele Senni, Antonello Gavazzi, Maria Frigerio, Fabrizio Oliva, Paolo G Camici
Background -There is controversy regarding outcome of patients with acute myocarditis (AM), and lack of data on how patients admitted with suspected AM are managed. We report characteristics, in-hospital management and long-term outcome of patients with AM based on a retrospective multi-center registry from 19 Italian hospitals. Methods -A total of 684 patients with suspected AM and recent onset of symptoms (<30 days) were screened between May 2001 and February 2017. Patients >70 years and those older than 50 years without coronary angiography were excluded...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764601/adolescent-habitual-caffeine-consumption-and-hemodynamic-reactivity-during-rest-psychosocial-stress-and-recovery
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Jack E James, Birna Baldursdottir, Kamilla R Johannsdottir, Heiddis B Valdimarsdottir, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir
OBJECTIVE: Most adolescents regularly consume caffeine. Whereas observational studies have suggested that coffee may be cardio-protective, pharmacological experimentation with adults shows that caffeine at dietary doses increases blood pressure, thereby implicating regular caffeine consumption as a potential source of harm for cardiovascular health. The present study was in response to the dearth of caffeine research among younger consumers. It was hypothesised that compared to the consumption of little or no caffeine, adolescents who habitually consume caffeine have overall higher blood pressure and increased vascular resistance...
July 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764550/-predictive-value-of-central-venous-to-arterial-carbon-dioxide-partial-pressure-difference-for-fluid-responsiveness-in-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Guangyun Liu, Huibin Huang, Hanyu Qin, Bin Du
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of central venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure difference (Pcv-aCO2 ) before and after rapid rehydration test (fluid challenge) in predicting the fluid responsiveness in patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective observation was conducted. Forty septic shock patients admitted to medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2015 to June 2017 were enrolled. All of the patients received fluid challenge in the presence of invasive hemodynamic monitoring...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762229/what-is-the-optimal-blood-pressure-on-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-impact-of-mean-arterial-pressure-on-survival
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Daizo Tanaka, Shogo Shimada, Megan Mullin, Kristin Kreitler, Nicholas Cavarocchi, Hitoshi Hirose
Blood pressure management is crucial for patients on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO). Lower pressure can lead to end-organ malperfusion, whereas higher pressure may compete with ECMO flow and cardiac output. The impact of mean arterial pressure (MAP) on outcomes of patients on VA ECMO was evaluated. Patients who were supported on VA ECMO from September 2010 to March 2016 were retrospectively analyzed for average MAP throughout their course on ECMO, excluding the first and last day...
May 11, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761310/characteristics-of-patients-with-a-relatively-greater-minimum-ve-vco-2-against-peak-vo-2-and-impaired-exercise-tolerance
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Taisuke Nakade, Hitoshi Adachi, Makoto Murata, Shigeru Oshima
PURPOSE: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) is used to evaluate functional capacity and assess prognosis in cardiac patients. Ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2 ) reflects ventilation-perfusion mismatch; the minimum VE/VCO2 value (minVE/VCO2 ) is representative of pulmonary arterial blood flow in individuals without pulmonary disease. Usually, minVE/VCO2 has a strong relationship with the peak oxygen uptake (VO2 ), but dissociation can occur. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between minVE/VCO2 and predicted peak VO2 (peak VO2 %) and evaluated the parameters associated with a discrepancy between these two parameters...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761224/cardiopulmonary-factors-affecting-6-min-walk-distance-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#18
Naoki Mugii, Fujiko Someya
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies involve skeletal muscles and can be associated with interstitial lung disease and/or heart dysfunction, which may reduce exercise capacity. We aimed to clarify cardiopulmonary factors affecting the 6-min walk distance in patients who were able to walk without leg pain or fatigue. Twenty-three patients with inactive adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, and 18 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were evaluated for hemodynamic responses using noninvasive impedance cardiography during the 6-min walk test...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760343/acute-effect-of-ivabradine-on-heart-rate-and-myocardial-oxygen-consumption-in-dogs-with-asymptomatic-mitral-valve-degeneration
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Prapawadee Pirintr, Vudhiporn Limprasutr, Nakkawee Saengklub, Parnpradub Pavinadol, Napat Yapao, Natthakarn Limvanicharat, Hathaisiri Kuecharoen, Anusak Kijtawornrat
Degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) is a common cardiac disease in geriatric dogs characterized by the degeneration of the mitral valve, leading to decreased cardiac output and activation of the sympathetic and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This disease results in an increased resting heart rate (HR) and myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2 ). A recent publication demonstrated that dogs with asymptomatic DMVD had a significantly higher HR and systemic blood pressure (BP) than age-matched control dogs...
May 14, 2018: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759739/aortic-valve-bypass-surgery-in-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-insights-from-cardiac-and-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Cesare Mantini, Massimo Caulo, Daniele Marinelli, Piero Chiacchiaretta, Armando Tartaro, Antonio Raffaele Cotroneo, Gabriele Di Giammarco
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and describe the distribution of aortic and cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with severe valvular aortic stenosis (AS) before and after aortic valve bypass (AVB) surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 10 consecutive patients who underwent AVB surgery for severe AS. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and brain magnetic resonance imaging were performed as baseline before surgery and twice after surgery. Quantitative flow measurements were obtained using 1...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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