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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243206/ical-and-ito-mediate-rate-dependent-repolarization-in-rabbit-atrial-myocytes
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Jian-Wen Hou, Wei Li, Yu-Dong Fei, Yi-He Chen, Qian Wang, Yue-Peng Wang, Yi-Gang Li
Rate-dependent repolarization (RDR) of action potential (AP) in cardiomyocyte plays a critical role in the genesis of arrhythmias and RDR in atrium has been linked with atrial fibrillation. However, detailed studies focusing on the role of RDR in rabbit atrium are scant. In this study, atrial cells were isolated from rabbit heart and rate-dependent property was explored in single atrial cell to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Our results indicated that rate-dependent prolongation was evident at the action potential duration at 20% (APD20) and 50% (APD50) repolarization but not at 90% repolarization (APD90) under control condition...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229678/epitope-mapping-of-serca2a-identifies-an-antigenic-determinant-that-induces-mainly-atrial-myocarditis-in-a-j-mice
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Bharathi Krishnan, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Rakesh H Basavalingappa, Arunakumar Gangaplara, Rajkumar A Rajasekaran, Muhammad Z Afzal, Vahid Khalilzad-Sharghi, You Zhou, Jean-Jack Riethoven, Shyam S Nandi, Paras K Mishra, Raymond A Sobel, Jennifer L Strande, David Steffen, Jay Reddy
Sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ adenosine triphosphatase (SERCA)2a, a critical regulator of calcium homeostasis, is known to be decreased in heart failure. Patients with myocarditis or dilated cardiomyopathy develop autoantibodies to SERCA2a suggesting that they may have pathogenetic significance. In this report, we describe epitope mapping analysis of SERCA2a in A/J mice that leads us to make five observations: 1) SERCA2a contains multiple T cell epitopes that induce varying degrees of myocarditis...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171211/a-prospective-survey-of-atrial-fibrillation-management-for-real-world-guideline-adherence-comparison-study-of-drugs-for-symptom-control-and-complication-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-code-af-registry
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Hyeongsoo Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Myung Jin Cha, Jung Myung Lee, Junbeom Park, Jin Kyu Park, Ki Woon Kang, Jaemin Shim, Jae Sun Uhm, Jun Kim, Hyung Wook Park, Eue Keun Choi, Jin Bae Kim, Changsoo Kim, Young Soo Lee, Boyoung Joung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aging population is rapidly increasing, and atrial fibrillation (AF) is becoming a significant public health burden in Asia, including Korea. This study evaluated current treatment patterns and guideline adherence of AF treatment. METHODS: In a prospective observational registry (COmparison study of Drugs for symptom control and complication prEvention of Atrial Fibrillation [CODE-AF] registry), 6,275 patients with nonvalvular AF were consecutively enrolled between June 2016 and April 2017 from 10 tertiary hospitals in Korea...
October 17, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169235/hypermagnesuria-in-humans-following-acute-intravenous-administration-of-digoxin
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Nabil Abu-Amer, Eldar Priel, Steven J.D. Karlish, Zvi Farfel, Haim Mayan
Background: Hypomagnesemia is a known predisposing condition for the appearance of digitalis toxicity. The detection of a genetic form of Mg urinary wasting with hypomagnesemia being caused by a mutation in the γ subunit (FXYD2) of the Na,K-ATPase, the pharmacological target of Digoxin, prompted us to investigate whether Digoxin administration increases urinary Mg excretion. Methods: Two groups of subjects, with rapid atrial fibrillation, received intravenous Digoxin (n = 9) or verapamil (n = 8), for heart rate control...
October 30, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153576/coronary-artery-calcium-and-long-term%C3%A2-risk-of-death-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction-and-stroke-the-walter-reed-cohort-study
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Joshua D Mitchell, Robert Paisley, Patrick Moon, Eric Novak, Todd C Villines
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the long-term risk of death and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) outcomes, including stroke, in a real-world cohort that underwent coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. BACKGROUND: Large-scale, long-term studies assessing the independent relationship of CAC for prediction of ASCVD events, to include stroke, in young, low-risk patients are uncommon outside of the clinical trial setting. METHODS: A total of 23,637 consecutive subjects without ASCVD who underwent CAC scoring from 1997 to 2009 were studied...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142156/outcomes-of-rate-control-treatment-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure%C3%A3-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Hee Tae Yu, Pil-Sung Yang, Hancheol Lee, Seng Chan You, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
BACKGROUND: Rate control is now a front-line therapy in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the survival benefits of different rate-control medications remain controversial, so we assessed the efficacy of rate-control medications in AF patients with concomitant heart failure (HF).Methods and Results:From January 2002 to December 2008, a total of 7,034 AF patients with a single type of rate-control drug or without rate-control treatment were enrolled from the Korea National Health Insurance Service database...
November 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130489/angiotensin-1-7-modulates-electrophysiological-characteristics-and-calcium-homeostasis-in-pulmonary-veins-cardiomyocytes-via-mas-pi3k-enos-signaling-pathway
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Yen-Yu Lu, Wen-Shiann Wu, Yung-Kuo Lin, Chen-Chuan Cheng, Yao-Chang Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, and pulmonary veins (PVs) play a critical role in triggering AF. Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) regulates calcium (Ca(2+) ) homeostasis and also plays a critical role in cardiovascular pathophysiology. However, the role of Ang-(1-7) in PV arrhythmogenesis remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional microelectrodes, whole-cell patch-clamp, and the Fluo-3 fluorimetric ratio technique were used to record ionic currents and intracellular Ca(2+) in isolated rabbit PV preparations, and in single isolated PV cardiomyocytes, before and after administration of Ang-(1-7)...
November 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129562/preoperative-use-of-oral-beta-adrenergic-blocking-agents-and-the-incidence-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Paul Min Thein, Kyle White, Khyati Banker, Carole Lunny, Sam Mirzaee, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Current epidemiological data suggests that postoperative atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (POAF) causes significant morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. The literature for prophylactic management of POAF is limited, resulting in the lack of clear guidelines on management recommendations. AIM: To examine the efficacy of prophylactic rate control agents in reducing the incidence of new-onset POAF in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
October 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120136/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-prophylaxis-and-lung-resection-%C3%A2-our-experience-with-608-consecutive-patients
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Vjekoslav Karadža, Dinko Stančić-Rokotov, Jasna Špiček Macan, Nevenka Hodoba, Nevenka Kolarić, Sanja Sakan
Postoperative atrial fibrillation is a common complication after lung resection. It is burdened by increased mortality and morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and higher resource utilization in thoracic surgery patients. Therefore, some kind of pharmacological prophylaxis is recommended. In our patients, diltiazem, a calcium antagonist, is administered. We collected data on all 608 patients having undergone lung resection (no less than lobectomy) between November 2012 and May 2015. This period included patients having received diltiazem during their postoperative stay in our Intensive Care Unit and surgical ward, and those that did not receive it...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106835/impact-of-mitral-annular-calcium-on-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Marco B Ancona, Francesco Giannini, Antonio Mangieri, Damiano Regazzoli, Richard J Jabbour, Akihito Tanaka, Luca Testa, Vittorio Romano, Matteo Longoni, Manuela Giglio, Francesca Besana, Michele Cacucci, Eustachio Agricola, Alaide Chieffo, Ottavio Alfieri, Matteo Montorfano, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
A high prevalence of mitral annular calcium (MAC) is expected in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); however, data regarding the prevalence of MAC and impact on risk of cardiovascular events are lacking. To determine the prevalence of MAC and its association with clinical outcomes in patients undergoing TAVI, we retrospectively analyzed 424 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI from 2007 to 2015 and whose preoperative computed tomography images were available for assessment of MAC...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084143/red-wine-resveratrol-and-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Laura Siga Stephan, Eduardo Dytz Almeida, Melissa Medeiros Markoski, Juliano Garavaglia, Aline Marcadenti
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and overall mortality. Excessive alcohol intake is a well-known risk factor for AF, but this correlation is less clear with light and moderate drinking. Besides, low doses of red wine may acutely prolong repolarization and slow cardiac conduction. Resveratrol, a bioactive polyphenol found in grapes and red wine, has been linked to antiarrhythmic properties and may act as an inhibitor of both intracellular calcium release and pathological signaling cascades in AF, eliminating calcium overload and preserving the cardiomyocyte contractile function...
October 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064176/calciphylaxis-after-parathyroidectomy
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Sathish Karmegam, Anupkumar Shetty
A 60-year-old African American man with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis (HD) for the past 2.5 years developed severe hyperparathyroidism. Other past medical history included atrial fibrillation, type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, gout, pericardial effusion needing pericardial window, deep vein thrombosis, mitral insufficiency, and cardiomyopathy with implantable cardioversion device placement. His parathyroid hormone (PTH) level peaked at 4,191 pg/mL despite being on cinacalcet, sevelamer, and paricalcitol...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045723/acute-administration-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induces-spontaneous-calcium-release-via-the-reactive-oxygen-species-pathway-in-atrial-myocytes
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Song Zuo, Lin-Ling Li, Yan-Fei Ruan, Le Jiang, Xin Li, Song-Nan Li, Song-Nan Wen, Rong Bai, Nian Liu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma
Aims: The arrhythmogenic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) that are induced by acute inflammation, such as postoperative AF, are not well understood. We investigated the acute effects of tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) that mimic acute inflammation on Ca2+ handling in isolated atrial myocytes and its underlying mechanisms. Methods and results: Cytosol Ca2+ handling and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production were studied in freshly isolated atrial myocytes of wild-type mice that were exposed to TNF-α (0...
October 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036457/feasibility-evaluation-of-long-term-use-of-beta-blockers-and-calcium-antagonists-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Wataru Shimizu, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
Aims: Beta-blockers (BBs) and calcium antagonists (CAs) are reported to aggravate ST-segment elevation in some patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The feasibility of their long-term use in BrS still remains unknown. We investigated the safety of long-term use of BB and CA in BrS patients. Methods and results: Of the 360 consecutive BrS patients, 29 [5: a history of ventricular fibrillation (VF), 17: syncope, 7: asymptomatic] took BB and/or CA (BB: 22, CA: 8) for more than 1 year for the treatment of co-morbidities such as atrial tachyarrhythmia, vasospastic angina, and neurally mediated syncope...
September 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016724/triggered-intracellular-calcium-waves-in-dog-and-human-left-atrial-myocytes-from-normal-and-failing-hearts
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Gary L Aistrup, Rishi Arora, Søren Grubb, Shin Yoo, Benjamin Toren, Manvinder Kumar, Aaron Kunamalla, William Marszalec, Tej Motiwala, Shannon Tai, Sean Yamakawa, Satya Yerrabolu, Francisco J Alvarado, Hector H Valdivia, Jonathan M Cordeiro, Yohannes Shiferaw, John Andrew Wasserstrom
Aims: Abnormal intracellular Ca2+ cycling contributes to triggered activity and arrhythmias in the heart. We investigated the properties and underlying mechanisms for systolic triggered Ca2+ waves in left atria from normal and failing dog hearts. Methods and results: Intracellular Ca2+ cycling was studied using confocal microscopy during rapid pacing of atrial myocytes (36 °C) isolated from normal and failing canine hearts (ventricular tachypacing model). In normal atrial myocytes (NAMs), Ca2+ waves developed during rapid pacing at rates ≥ 3...
November 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990149/management-of-arrhythmias-in-athletes-atrial-fibrillation-premature-ventricular-contractions-and-ventricular-tachycardia
#16
REVIEW
Ernest Lai, Eugene H Chung
Management of atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions, and ventricular tachycardia without underlying cardiac disease or arrhythmogenic conditions differs in athletes from the general population. Athletes tend to be younger, healthier individuals with few comorbidities. Therapies that work well in the general population may not be appropriate or preferable for athletes. Management strategies include deconditioning, pharmacologic therapy, such as rate control with β-blockers or non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and rhythm control with class I or class III antiarrhythmic drugs, and catheter ablation...
October 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977363/coronary-artery-calcium-score-and-the-long-term-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-non-contrast-cardiac-computed-tomography-for-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-a-danish-registry-based-cohort-study
#17
Nicklas Vinter, Amanda M S Christesen, Leif S Mortensen, Grazina Urbonaviciene, Jes Lindholt, Søren P Johnsen, Lars Frost
Aims: To examine the association between coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and risk of future atrial fibrillation (AF), and to estimate the predictive accuracy of CACS for AF development in patients undergoing non-contrast cardiac computed tomography (nCCT). Methods and results: We conducted a registry-based cohort study of 27 962 patients suspected of having coronary artery disease and without history of AF who were identified in the Western Denmark Heart Registry...
August 4, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925012/a-new-negative-allosteric-modulator-ap14145-for-the-study-of-small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-kca-2-channels
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Rafel Simó-Vicens, Jeppe E Kirchhoff, Bernardo Dolce, Lea Abildgaard, Tobias Speerschneider, Ulrik S Sørensen, Morten Grunnet, Jonas G Diness, Bo H Bentzen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Small conductance calcium-activated potassium (KCa 2) channels represent a promising atrial-selective target for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Here, we establish the mechanism of KCa 2 channel inhibition by the new compound AP14145. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Using site-directed mutagenesis, binding determinants for AP14145 inhibition were explored. AP14145 selectivity and mechanism of action were investigated by patch-clamp recordings of heterologously expressed KCa 2 channels...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904308/aging-modulates-the-substrate-and-triggers-remodeling-in-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Yung-Kuo Lin, Yi-Ann Chen, Ting-I Lee, Yao-Chang Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Yi-Jen Chen
Aging plays a critical role in the genesis of atrial fibrillation (AF) and also increases the risks of cardiac dysfunction and stroke in AF patients. AF is caused by increased AF triggering from abnormalities of the thoracic vein and/or modulated substrate (atrial) with enhancement of AF maintenance. Clinical and laboratory evidence indicates that aging is significant in the creation of atrial electrical and structural remodeling that leads to increased susceptibility to AF occurrence. Aging is commonly associated with cardiovascular comorbidities, oxidative stress, calcium dysregulation, atrial myopathy with apoptosis, and fibrosis, which all contribute to the genesis of AF...
September 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871102/angiotensin-ii-affects-inflammation-mechanisms-via-ampk-related-signalling-pathways-in-hl-1-atrial-myocytes
#20
Nami Kim, Youngae Jung, Miso Nam, Mi Sun Kang, Min Kyung Lee, Youngjin Cho, Eue-Keun Choi, Geum-Sook Hwang, Hyeon Soo Kim
Inflammation is a common cause of cardiac arrhythmia. Angiotensin ІІ (Ang ІІ) is a major contributing factor in the pathogenesis of cardiac inflammation; however, its underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. Here, we explored the effect of Ang ІІ on inflammatory mechanisms and oxidative stress using HL-1 atrial myocytes. We showed that Ang ІІ activated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) phosphorylation and other inflammatory markers, such as transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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