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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210871/repeated-doses-of-cardiac-mesenchymal-cells-are-therapeutically-superior-to-a-single-dose-in-mice-with-old-myocardial-infarction
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Yiru Guo, Marcin Wysoczynski, Yibing Nong, Alex Tomlin, Xiaoping Zhu, Anna M Gumpert, Marjan Nasr, Senthikumar Muthusamy, Hong Li, Michael Book, Abdur Khan, Kyung U Hong, Qianhong Li, Roberto Bolli
We have recently demonstrated that repeated administrations of c-kit(POS) cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) have cumulative beneficial effects in rats with old myocardial infarction (MI), resulting in markedly greater improvement in left ventricular (LV) function compared with a single administration. To determine whether this paradigm applies to other species and cell types, mice with a 3-week-old MI received one or three doses of cardiac mesenchymal cells (CMCs), a novel cell type that we have recently described...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197282/fragmented-qrs-as-a-marker-of-electrical-dyssynchrony-to-predict-inter-ventricular-conduction-defect-by-subsequent-echocardiographic-assessment-in-symptomatic-patients-of-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Kush Bhagat, Mohammad Asif, Karandeep Singh, Mohit Sachan, Vikas Mishra, Nasar Afdaali, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Ashutosh Kumar, Shravan Singh, Rupesh Sinha, Dibbendhu Khanra, Ramesh Thakur, Chandra Mohan Varma, Vinay Krishna, Umeshwar Pandey
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony frequently occurs in patients with heart failure (HF). QRS ≥ 120 ms is a surrogate marker of electrical dyssynchrony, which occurs in only 30% of HF patients. In contrary, in those with normal QRS (nQRS) duration, LV dyssynchrony has been reported in 20-50%. This study was carried out to investigate the role of fragmented QRS (fQRS) on the surface electrocardiography (ECG) as a marker of electrical dyssynchrony to predict the presence of significant intraventricular dyssynchrony (IVD) by subsequent echocardiographic assessment...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194727/review-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-journal-of-nuclear-cardiology-in-2016-part-1-of-2-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance
#3
Wael AlJaroudi, Fadi G Hage
Several original articles and editorials have been published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology last year. It has become a tradition at the beginning of each year to summarize some of these key articles (AlJaroudi and Hage in J Nucl Cardiol 22:507-512, 2015, 23:122-130, 2016; Hage and AlJaroudi in J Nucl Cardiol 22:714-719, 2015; 23:493-498, 2016). In this part one, we will discuss some of the progress made in patients with infiltrative disease, cardiomyopathies (non-ischemic, ischemic, and diabetic), hybrid and molecular imaging, using advancement in positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176398/the-relationship-of-antitachycardia-pacing-versus-shock-in-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-population-and-the-risk-of-mortality-just-an-association
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EDITORIAL
Jonathan C Hsu, Kurt S Hoffmayer
The mortality benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been shown for both primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death and in both ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients.(1-3) Although ICD shocks may be life-saving, avoiding shocks by attempting to terminate ventricular arrhythmias with anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) may be beneficial as shocks can cause patient discomfort and may themselves be associated with increased mortality.(4) This article is protected by copyright...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154594/effectiveness-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-for-heart-failure-patients-according-to-ischemic-or-non-ischemic-etiology-in-korea
#5
Kyu-Hwan Park, Chan-Hee Lee, Byung Chun Jung, Yongkeun Cho, Myung Hwan Bae, Yoon-Nyun Kim, Hyoung-Seob Park, Seongwook Han, Young Soo Lee, Dae-Woo Hyun, Jun Kim, Dae Kyeong Kim, Tae-Jun Cha, Dong-Gu Shin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to describe clinical characteristics of patients with left ventriculars (LV) dysfunction and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and to evaluate the effect of ICD therapy on survival in Yeongnam province of Korea. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From a community-based device registry (9 centers, Yeongnam province, from November 1999 to September 2012), 146 patients with LV dysfunction and an ICD implanted for primary or secondary prophylaxis, were analyzed...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154101/cardioembolic-stroke
#6
Hooman Kamel, Jeff S Healey
Cardiac embolism accounts for an increasing proportion of ischemic strokes and might multiply several-fold during the next decades. However, research points to several potential strategies to stem this expected rise in cardioembolic stroke. First, although one-third of strokes are of unclear cause, it is increasingly accepted that many of these cryptogenic strokes arise from a distant embolism rather than in situ cerebrovascular disease, leading to the recent formulation of embolic stroke of undetermined source as a distinct target for investigation...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129376/modulation-of-human-cardiac-trpm7-current-by-extracellular-acidic-ph-depends-upon-extracellular-concentrations-of-divalent-cations
#7
Regina Mačianskienė, Mantė Almanaitytė, Aistė Jekabsone, Kanigula Mubagwa
TRPM7 channels participate in a variety of physiological/pathological processes. TRPM7 currents are modulated by protons but opposing effects of external pH (pHo) (potentiation vs inhibition) have been reported. TRPM7 has been less studied in human cardiomyocytes than in heart-derived non-cardiomyocyte cells. We used the whole-cell patch-clamp technique on isolated human atrial cardiomyocytes to investigate the impact of an acidic pHo on the TRPM7 current. With voltage-dependent and other ion channels inhibited, cardiomyocytes were challenged with external acidification in either the presence or the absence of extracellular divalent cations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123150/three-dimensional-left-ventricular-torsion-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy%C3%A3-a-marker-of-disease-severity
#8
Krunoslav Michael Sveric, Stefan Ulbrich, Mohamed Rady, Tobias Ruf, Heda Kvakan, Ruth H Strasser, Stefanie Jellinghaus
BACKGROUND: LV twist has a key role in maintaining left ventricular (LV) contractility during exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate LV torsion instead of twist as a surrogate marker of peak oxygen uptake (peak V̇O2) assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).Methods and Results:We evaluated 45 outpatients with DCM (50±12 years, 24% females) with 3D speckle-tracking electrocardiography prior to CPET...
January 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114194/myocardial-recovery-strategy-with-decommissioning-for-the-heartware-left-ventricular-assist-device
#9
Guy A MacGowan, Neil Wrightson, Nicola Robinson-Smith, Andrew Woods, Gareth Parry, Kate Gould, Stephan Schueler
To manage myocardial recovery in patients with the HeartWare left ventricular assist device (HVAD), we describe a minimally invasive approach ('decommissioning') that involves disconnecting the driveline and occluding the outflow tract through a small left thoracotomy incision leaving the device in situ, in conjunction with optimal medical therapies and comprehensive assessment of left ventricular recovery. Nine patients (all male, 37 ± 12 years, all non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy) had an HVAD implanted for 766±343 days...
January 19, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108127/g-enome-wide-association-study-in-takotsubo-syndrome-preliminary-results-and-future-directions
#10
Ingo Eitel, Christian Moeller, Matthias Munz, Thomas Stiermaier, Thomas Meitinger, Holger Thiele, Jeanette Erdmann
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute non-ischemic cardiomyopathy characterized by transient regional systolic dysfunction of the left and/or right ventricle with still unknown etiology. The aim of the current study was to conduct for the first time a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in a cohort of TS patients to identify potential genetic risk variants. METHODS: This single-center study was conducted at the University Heart Center Lübeck from 2008 to 2016...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
#11
Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097728/dabigatran-etexilate-in-a-vitamin-k-antagonist-non-responder-patient-during-heartware-hvad-support
#12
Andrea Baronetto, Paolo Centofanti, Matteo Attisani, Massimo Boffini, Davide Ricci, Erika Simonato, Mauro Rinaldi
We report a case of a patient supported with a HeartWare left ventricular assist device for idiopathic cardiomyopathy who was resistance to vitamin-K antagonists three months after implantation. The patient initially started low-molecular-weight heparin therapy and then, after the onset of an ischemic stroke, switched to dabigatran etexilate (DE). The patient had progressive recovery of cardiac function for which the device was explanted. No thrombotic or bleeding events occurred during DE therapy.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054710/atypical-surface-ecg-complicating-the-diagnosis-of-bundle-branch-reentry-tachycardia
#13
Christopher Reithmann, Bernhard Herkommer, Thomas Remp, Michael Fiek
BACKGROUND: Typical left bundle branch block (LBBB) during ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a diagnostic criterion of bundle branch reentry tachycardia (BBRT) with activation of the right bundle in the anterograde direction. METHODS AND RESULTS: 11 patients (7 male, 60 ± 12 years) with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (left ventricular ejection fraction 37 ± 16 %) presenting with BBRT were successfully treated by ablation of the right bundle. Among them, 5 patients had atypical surface ECGs differing from a typical left bundle branch block during the VT...
January 5, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045413/vitamin-d-levels-predict-the-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure
#14
Hamza Sunman, Adem Özkan, Hikmet Yorgun, Uğur Canpolat, Naresh Maharjan, Serkan Asil, Ergün Barış Kaya, Tülin Bayrak, Lale Tokgözoğlu, Asuman Özkara, Kudret Aytemir, Ali Oto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between vitamin D levels in patients with heart failure (HF) and response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: We studied 57 patients (mean age: 60.47±13.09 years) with New York Heart Association Class II or III heart failure, QRS duration ?120 milliseconds, and ejection fraction <35% (mean: 27.1±4.4%) who underwent CRT. All patients were taking optimal medical treatment for HF...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041705/using-coronary-calcification-to-exclude-an-ischemic-etiology-for-cardiomyopathy-a-validation-study-and-systematic-review
#15
Manuja Premaratne, Mohabbat Shamsaei, Jonathan D H Chow, Tony Haddad, Fernanda Erthal, Helen Curran, Yeung Yam, Agnieszka Szczotka, Lisa Mielniczuk, George A Wells, Rob S Beanlands, Alomgir Hossain, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: Preliminary data suggests the absence of coronary artery calcification (CAC) excludes ischemic etiologies of cardiomyopathy. We prospectively validate and perform a systematic review to determine the utility of an Agatston score=0 to exclude the diagnosis of ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with newly diagnosed LV dysfunction were prospectively enrolled. Patients underwent CAC imaging and were followed until an etiologic diagnosis of cardiomyopathy was made...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038817/low-partial-pressure-of-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-predicts-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-heart-failure
#16
Osamu Seguchi, Eriko Hisamatsu, Atsushi Nakano, Seiko Nakajima, Kensuke Kuroda, Takuya Watanabe, Takuma Sato, Haruki Sunami, Masanobu Yanase, Hiroki Hata, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Nakatani, Masafumi Kitakaze, Norihide Fukushima
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to clarify the prognostic impact of partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) in patients with advanced chronic heart failure (HF). METHODS: Forty-eight patients (mean age 43.1±11.9years, 32 males) with chronic HF (44 with non-ischemic and 4 with ischemic cardiomyopathy) were prospectively enrolled. Echocardiography, blood tests, pulmonary function testing, and PETCO2 measurements were performed as noninvasive tests, whereas right heart catheterization and arterial blood gas analysis were conducted as invasive tests...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025038/incidence-and-risk-of-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-previously-treated-multiple-myeloma-versus-matched-patients-without-multiple-myeloma-an-observational-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Kristin D Kistler, Jill Kalman, Gagan Sahni, Brian Murphy, Winifred Werther, Kanya Rajangam, Ajai Chari
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) patients have age-, disease-, and treatment-related risk factors for cardiac events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the 2006 to 2011 MarketScan database to determine whether the risk of cardiac events is greater in MM patients than in non-MM patients. Included were 1723 MM patients treated with corticosteroids and ≥ 3 drugs (bortezomib, immunomodulatory derivatives, and alkylating agents or anthracyclines). The index date (ID) was the date on which the 3-drug exposure criterion was met...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008413/gastrointestinal-symptoms-from-left-ventricular-assist-device-external-compression-of-the-gastric-lumen
#18
Jorge Suarez, Dennis Yang
A 74-year-old man with a left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy for end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy presented with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Other symptoms included chronic early satiety, intermittent nausea, and non-specific abdominal discomfort since LVAD implantation 3 years ago. An actively bleeding duodenal arteriovenous malformation was successfully treated with endoscopic coagulation. There was also evidence of moderate external compression of the anterior gastric wall from the LVAD pump with luminal narrowing in the antrum...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993908/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-for-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-an-updated-meta-analysis
#19
LETTER
Harsh Golwala, Navkaranbir Singh Bajaj, Garima Arora, Pankaj Arora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993408/antithrombotic-treatment-and-characteristics-of-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-hospitalized-at-internal-medicine-departments-nonavasc-registry
#20
Alejandra Gullón, Carmen Suárez, Jesús Díez-Manglano, Francesc Formiga, José María Cepeda, Antonio Pose, Miguel Camafort, Jesús Castiella, Eduardo Rovira, José María Mostaza
BACKGROUND AND OBJETIVES: The prevalence of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) increases with the patient's age and is associated with high morbi-mortality rates. The main goal of this study was to describe the characteristics of hospitalized elderly patients with NVAF and to identify the clinical and functional factors which determine the use of different antithrombotic strategies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational, prospective, multicentre study carried out on patients with NVAF over the age of 75, who had been admitted for any medical condition to Internal Medicine departments...
December 16, 2016: Medicina Clínica
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