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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161309/dronedarone-produces-early-regression-of-myocardial-remodelling-in-structural-heart-disease
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Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, Jose Juan Gomez de Diego, María Jesús Delgado-Martos, David Muñoz-Valverde, María Luisa Soto-Montenegro, Manuel Desco, Emilio Delgado-Baeza
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension is associated with a greater risk of sustained supraventricular/atrial arrhythmias. Dronedarone is an antiarrhythmic agent that was recently approved for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. However, its effect on early regression of LVH has not been reported. We tested the hypothesis that short-term administration of dronedarone induces early regression of LVH in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). METHODS: Ten-month-old male SHRs were randomly assigned to an intervention group (SHR-D), where animals received dronedarone treatment (100 mg/kg) for a period of 14 days, or to a control group (SHR) where rats were given vehicle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159313/fibrosis-and-atrial-fibrillation-computerized-and-optical-mapping-a-view-into-the-human-atria-at-submillimeter-resolution
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Brian J Hansen, Jichao Zhao, Vadim V Fedorov
Recent studies strongly suggest that the majority of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with diagnosed or subclinical cardiac diseases have established or even pre-existing fibrotic structural remodeling, which may lead to conduction abnormalities and reentrant activity that sustain AF. As conventional treatments fail to treat AF in far too many cases, an urgent need exists to identify specific structural arrhythmogenic fibrosis patterns, which may maintain AF, in order to identify effective ablation targets for AF treatment...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155027/serum-level-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-is-associated-with-left-atrial-voltage-in-patients-with-chronic-atrial-fibrillation
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Shilu Zhao, Mingfang Li, Weizhu Ju, Lingyun Gu, Fengxiang Zhang, Hongwu Chen, Kai Gu, Bing Yang, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial tissue fibrosis can cause electrical or structural remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillation. Transforming growth factor beta 1(TGF-β1) signaling acts as a central role in fibroblast activation. In this report, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum level of TGF-β1 and mean left atrial voltage in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (CAF). METHODS: A total of 16 consecutive adult patients with CAF who underwent catheter ablation were enrolled...
November 15, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146378/association-of-p-wave-duration-index-with-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-cryoballoon-catheter-ablation
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Onur Kaypakli, Hasan Koca, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Sefa Okar, Fadime Karataş, Mevlüt Koç
AIM: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the recurrence of AF and P wave duration index (PWDI) in patients with nonvalvular PAF. METHODS: We included 114 patients who underwent cryoballoon catheter ablation with the diagnosis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) (55 male, 59 female; mean age 55.5±10,9years). PWDI was calculated by dividing the Pwd by the PR interval in DII lead of 12‑lead ECG. Patients had regular follow-up visits with 12-lead ECG, medical history and clinical evaluation...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145517/which-patients-recur-as-atrial-tachycardia-rather-than-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Pil-Sung Yang, Young-Ah Park, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Hui-Nam Pak
INTRODUCTION: The ablation gaps have been known as the main mechanism of recurrence as atrial tachycardia (AT) rather than atrial fibrillation (AF) after AF catheter ablation. However, AF organization due to reduction of critical mass or focal trigger may also be the mechanism of AT recurrence. We sought to find out the main clinical factors of recurrence as AT rather than AF after AF ablation in the absence of antiarrhythmic drug effect. METHODS: We analyzed 521 patients (70...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133380/atrial-substrate-and-triggers-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Elad Anter, Luigi Di Biase, Fernando M Contreras-Valdes, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Cory M Tschabrunn, Juan F Viles-Gonzalez, Eran Leshem, Alfred E Buxton, Guy Kulbak, Rim N Halaby, Peter J Zimetbaum, Jonathan W Waks, Robert J Thomas, Andrea Natale, Mark E Josephson
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with atrial remodeling, atrial fibrillation (AF), and increased incidence of arrhythmia recurrence after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. We aimed to characterize the atrial substrate, including AF triggers in patients with paroxysmal AF and OSA. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 86 patients with paroxysmal AF (43 with ≥moderate OSA [apnea-hypopnea index ≥15] and 43 without OSA [apnea-hypopnea index <5]), right atrial and left atrial voltage distribution, conduction velocities, and electrogram characteristics were analyzed during atrial pacing...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131295/the-intracardiac-concentrations-of-the-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-nt-probnp-and-the-determinants-of-its-secretion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitręga, Magdalena Szymała, Aleksandra Woźniak, Tomasz Podolecki, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: N-terminal-pro Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) is elevated not only in heart failure (HF) but also in atrial fibrillation (AF). The role and secretion pattern of NT-proBNP in AF is still undetermined. AIM: The study aimed to assess NT-proBNP concentrations in patients with and without preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LV-EF) depending on the type of AF. It was also intended to define the main source of NT-proBNP production within the heart...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108260/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-overexpression-improves-atrial-electrical-remodeling-through-trpm7-signaling-pathway
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Tingquan Zhou, Zhihua Han, Jun Gu, Shaojie Chen, Yuqi Fan, Huili Zhang, Yuehui Yin, Junfeng Zhang, Changqian Wang
Atrial electrical remodeling is an important factor in the development and persistence of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of atrial angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 overexpression on atrial electrical remodeling and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. Twenty-eight male and female dogs were randomly divided into the following 4 groups: a sham-operation group, a control group, an adenovirus-enhanced green fluorescent protein (Ad-EGFP) gene group and an Ad-ACE2 gene group...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101170/the-prorenin-receptor-in-the-cardiovascular-system-and-beyond
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Matthew T Hennrikus, Alexis A Gonzalez, Minolfa C Prieto
Since the prorenin receptor (PRR) was first reported, investigations into its role in many cellular processes have been underway. Renin and prorenin binding to PRR and its soluble form (sPRR) increases angiotensin I formation and intracellular pathways resulting in induction of profibrotic factors. The PRR has supplementary roles as a vital accessory protein of the vacuolar-type H+-ATPase and also as an intermediate in Wnt signaling. As a component of the H-ATPase, the PRR has been found upregulated during cardiac stress...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097705/metoprolol-prevents-chronic-obstructive-sleep-apnea-induced-atrial-fibrillation-by-inhibiting-structural-sympathetic-nervous-and-metabolic-remodeling-of-the-atria
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Li Sun, Sen Yan, Xiaoyu Wang, Shiqi Zhao, Hui Li, Yike Wang, Shuang Lu, Xinwen Dong, Jing Zhao, Shengzhu Yu, Minghui Li, Yue Li
Chronic obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may promote the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) by inducing atrial electrical and structural remodeling as well as autonomic nerve hyperinnervation. Here, we investigated the roles of metoprolol in regulation of atrial remodeling induced by chronic OSA. A canine model of chronic OSA was established by stopping the ventilator and closing the airway for 4 h/day every other day for 12 weeks, while metoprolol (5 mg·kg-1·day-1) was continuously administered. Using that model, we observed that increases in sympathetic sprouting and atrial structural remodeling were sharply inhibited by metoprolol...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096943/role-of-sprouty1-spry1-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atrial-fibrosis
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Gang Qiao, Dongsheng Xia, Zhaoyun Cheng, Guobao Zhang
Atrial fibrosis is the hallmark of atrial fibrillation (AF) dependent structure remodeling. Besides, sprouty 1 (Spry1) plays a key role in the process of fibrosis. In this study, we investigated whether Spry1 could regulate TGF-β1 in atrial fibrosis. Ten dogs or patients were assigned to control (n=4) and AF group (n=6). The left atrium of dogs or right atrial appendage of patients was taken. After that, cardiac fibroblasts were treated with or without angiotensin II (Ang II). Furthermore, cardiac fibroblasts were transfected with lentivirus of Spry1 over-expression vector, Spry1 shRNA or negative control (NC)...
April 28, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093770/associates-and-prognosis-of-giant-left-atrium-single-center-experience
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Hyoeun Kim, Young-Ah Park, Sung Min Choi, Hyemoon Chung, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Eui-Young Choi
Background: Left atrial (LA) remodeling develops as a result of longstanding pressure overload. However, determinants and clinical outcome of excessive remodeling, so called giant left atrium (GLA), are not clear. Methods: Clinical characteristics of patients with GLA (antero-posterior diameter higher than 65 mm), including echo-Doppler parameters, and follow-up clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral hospital were investigated. Results: Among 68519 consecutive primary patients who underwent echocardiography over a period of 10 years, data from 163 GLA cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089463/increased-serum-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-levels-correlate-with-the-degree-of-left-atrial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Yingming Zhao, Kangting Tang, Xu Tianbao, Junhong Wang, Jin Yang, Dianfu Li
Atrial fibrillation (AF) progression is generally accompanied by increased atrial fibrosis and atrial structural remodeling. Lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2) is known to play an important role in many fibrotic conditions, including cardiac fibrosis. This study aimed to explore the relationship between serum LOXL2 levels and AF. Fifty-four AF patients and 32 control subjects were enrolled in the study. High-density three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping was performed, and mean bipolar voltage was assessed in AF patients...
October 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077154/the-differentiation-of-beige-adipocyte-in-pericardial-and-epicardial-adipose-tissues-induces-atrial-fibrillation-development
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Y He, N Ma, M Tang, Z-L Jiang, H Liu, J Mei
OBJECTIVE: Growing evidence has identified that excessive accumulation of pericardial adipose tissues (PAT) and epicardial adipose tissues (EAT) is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Moreover, beige adipocytes, present in PAT and EAT, have been proved beneficial in consumption of fatty acid and promotion of weight lose by nonshivering thermogenesis. The objective of this prospective, observational study was to reveal the potential association between beige adipocytes and AF development...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074341/the-clinical-significance-of-endocardial-endothelial-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Sonja Smiljic
Endocardial endothelium (EE) is essential in the embryonic development of the heart, the optimal contractility and rhythm as well as the remodeling of the heart. Endocardial endothelium affect the contractility of cardiomyocytes through paracrine signaling substances such as nitric oxide (NO), endothelin (ET-1), prostaglandins (PGI2, PGF2, PGE2) and angiotensin II (ANG II). Typical lesions of endocardial endothelium have been described in atrial fibrillation, ischemia/reperfusion injury, cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, sepsis, myocardial infarction, inflammation and thrombosis...
September 21, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071521/cmr-assessment-and-clinical-outcomes-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-or-without-ventricular-remodeling-in-the-end-stage-phase
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Sainan Cheng, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Hideki Ota, Chen Cui, Gang Yin, Minjie Lu, Lu Li, Xiuyu Chen, Sanjay K Prasad, Shihua Zhao
End-stage phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ES-HCM) is a recognized part of HCM disease spectrum. Information on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) studies for ES-HCM especially for those without ventricular remodeling has been limited. We aimed to evaluate the morpho-functional and tissue features of ES-HCM with or without ventricular remodeling and to explore CMR prognostic value in these patients. We analysed CMR scans of sixty-three ES-HCM patients and divided them into those with ventricular dilatation (D-ES, n = 41) and those with normal ventricular size (N-ES, n = 22)...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069358/atrial-function-is-altered-in-lone-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-male-endurance-veteran-athletes
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Arnaud Hubert, Vincent Galand, Erwan Donal, Dominique Pavin, Elena Galli, Raphaël P Martins, Christophe Leclercq, François Carré, Frédéric Schnell
Aims: Intensive endurance sport practice is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in male veteran athletes. Paroxysmal AF (PAF) is the very beginning step of this disease. The description of atrial remodelling occurring at this early stage might enable to depict predictive factors of AF in veteran athletes in order to give them personalized recommendation according to their sport practice. Methods and results: Twenty-seven male endurance veteran athletes with documented PAF were retrospectively enrolled and compared with 30 control endurance athletes without documented AF, with similar training level, age, and cardiovascular risk factors...
October 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066441/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-is-associated-with-autophagy-and-cardiomyocyte-remodeling-in-experimental-and-human-atrial-fibrillation
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Marit Wiersma, Roelien A M Meijering, Xiao-Yan Qi, Deli Zhang, Tao Liu, Femke Hoogstra-Berends, Ody C M Sibon, Robert H Henning, Stanley Nattel, Bianca J J M Brundel
BACKGROUND: Derailment of proteostasis, the homeostasis of production, function, and breakdown of proteins, contributes importantly to the self-perpetuating nature of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common heart rhythm disorder in humans. Autophagy plays an important role in proteostasis by degrading aberrant proteins and organelles. Herein, we investigated the role of autophagy and its activation pathway in experimental and clinical AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Tachypacing of HL-1 atrial cardiomyocytes causes a gradual and significant activation of autophagy, as evidenced by enhanced LC3B-II expression, autophagic flux and autophagosome formation, and degradation of p62, resulting in reduction of Ca(2+) amplitude...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050786/homocysteine-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-role-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Yan Yao, Mei-Sheng Shang, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia, is associated with a series of adverse complications that cause so-called AF socioeconomic burden. Apart from the classical risk factors, it seems to be novel factors that increase the risk of AF and AF-related stroke. Recently, more and more evidence has well documented the close relationships between homocysteine (Hcy) and AF. As a well-known marker for pro-oxidation and pro-inflammation, Hcy plays an important role in a number of vascular diseases having strong association with AF...
October 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039347/ferritin-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-efficacy-of-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-preliminary-report
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Adam Sokal, Sylwia Wójcik, Patrycja Pruszkowska, Oskar Kowalski, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Agnieszka Liberska, Michał Mazurek, Slawomir Pluta, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Complex mechanisms of responsible for originating and maintaining of atrial fibrillation (AF) are involved in pathophysiology of this arrhythmia. Inflammation substantially contribute to arrhythmic remodelling of atrial tissue.The aim of the present study is to assess an applicability of ferritin and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) as biomarkers of atrial fibrillation and their usefulness in evaluation of efficacy of cryoablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 40 patients who underwent first AF cryoablation procedure...
October 13, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
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