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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352041/stress-signaling-jnk2-crosstalk-with-camkii-underlies-enhanced-atrial-arrhythmogenesis
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Jiajie Yan, Weiwei Zhao, Justin K Thomson, Xianlong Gao, Dominic M DeMarco, Elena Carrillo, Biyi Chen, Xiaomin Wu, Kenneth S Ginsburg, Mamdouh Bakhos, Donald M Bers, Mark E Anderson, Long-Sheng Song, Michael Fill, Xun Ai
Rationale: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and advanced age is an inevitable and predominant AF risk factor. However, the mechanisms that couple aging and AF propensity remain unclear, making targeted therapeutic interventions unattainable. Objective: To explore the functional role of an important stress-response c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) in sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ handling and consequently Ca2+-mediated atrial arrhythmias. Methods and Results: We employed a series of cutting-edge electrophysiological and molecular techniques, exploited the power of transgenic mouse models to detail the molecular mechanism, and verified its clinical applicability in parallel studies on donor human hearts...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346407/relaxin-reverses-inflammatory-and-immune-signals-in-aged-hearts
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Brian Martin, Beth Ann Gabris-Weber, Rajiv Reddy, Guillermo Romero, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: 'Healthy' aging drives structural and functional changes in the heart including maladaptive electrical remodeling, fibrosis and inflammation, which lower the threshold for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite mixed results in recent clinical trials, Relaxin-therapy for 2-days could reduce mortality by 37% at 180-days post-treatment, in patients with acute decompensated HF. Relaxin's short life-span (hours) but long-lasting protective actions led us to test the hypothesis that relaxin acts at a genomic level to reverse maladaptive remodeling in aging and HF...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339676/electrical-and-histological-remodeling-of-the-pulmonary-vein-in-2k1c-hypertensive-rats-indication-of-initiation-and-maintenance-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Pan Pan Xia, Lian Jing Li, Run Di Qi, Jiao Jiao Shi, Wei Zhu Ju, Ming Long Chen
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of pulmonary vein (PV) remodeling in the mechanistic association between hypertension and AF is not definitive. In this study, we aimed to identify changes in the electrophysiology and histology in PVs in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats. METHODS: Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were classified into the 2K1C and sham-operated groups. The systolic blood pressure was measured every 2 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338326/diabetes-mellitus-and-atrial-remodelling-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-role-of-electroanatomical-mapping-and-catheter-ablation
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Domenico Grieco, Zefferino Palamà, Alessio Borrelli, Ermenegildo De Ruvo, Luigi Sciarra, Antonio Scarà, Emilia Goanta, Vito Calabrese, Paolo Pozzilli, Germano Di Sciascio, Leonardo Calò
Complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs) are related to atrial fibrosis, but their ablation has not yet shown superiority. The aim of the study was to compare, in terms of clinical outcome, two strategies of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM): pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) vs. PVI + CFAEs. Compared to an historical population of patient with paroxysmal AF and without DM, a higher percentage of patients with DM showed more than 25% of atrial area interested by CFAEs (study population, 58% vs historical group, 15%; p < 0...
January 1, 2018: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335891/serum-bilirubin-concentration-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cohort-study
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Tomoaki Inoue, Noriyuki Sonoda, Shinsuke Hiramatsu, Shinichiro Kimura, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Toyoshi Inoguchi
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown that serum bilirubin concentration is inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease. The relationship between serum bilirubin concentration and left ventricular geometry, however, has not been investigated in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: In this cohort study, 158 asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus without overt heart disease were enrolled. Left ventricular structure and function were assessed using echocardiography...
January 15, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332603/previous-use-of-statins-and-atrial-electrical-remodeling-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke
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Maurizio Acampa, Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Francesca Guideri, Rossana Tassi, Andrea Lo Monaco, Giuseppe Martini
BACKGROUND: In the general population the leading cause of cardioembolic stroke is atrial fibrillation (AF). A silent AF is also the possible cause of many cryptogenic strokes. P wave dispersion (PWD), a predictor of AF, has been proposed as a marker of silent AF occurrence in these strokes. PWD correlates with high-sensitive C-reactive protein levels reflecting the role of inflammation in promoting a slowed and inhomogeneous atrial conduction. Statins have a multitude of additional effects beyond lipid lowering, in particular anti-inflammatory effects that may influence atrial conduction...
January 10, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327256/targeting-atrial-fibrillation-promoting-atrial-structural-remodeling-is-this-a-viable-strategy-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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EDITORIAL
Na Li, Dobromir Dobrev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324263/the-role-of-pro-fibrotic-biomarkers-in-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Adina Elena Stanciu, Radu Gabriel Vatasescu, Marcel Marian Stanciu, Nafija Serdarevic, Maria Dorobantu
PURPOSE: Signaling pathways involved in electrical, structural and contractile remodeling processes behind development and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been completely elucidated, but it seems to be related to complex interactions among neurohormonal and cellular mediators. We aimed to investigate interleukin-6 (IL-6), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), as biomarkers of atrial remodeling, in patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF, and their correlation with N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and left atrial (LA) diameter...
January 8, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318371/proteomics-and-transcriptomics-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Marc Sühling, Carmen Wolke, Christian Scharf, Uwe Lendeckel
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia. AF, due to substantial remodeling processes initiated in the atria, is a typically self-sustaining and progressive disease. Atrial remodeling has been intensively investigated at the molecular level in recent decades. Although the application of "omics" technologies has already significantly contributed to our current understanding of the pathophysiology of AF, the complexity of the latter and the large heterogeneity of AF patients remained a major limitation...
January 9, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315665/effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-left-atrial-remodeling-and-prothrombotic-response-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Ruijuan Han, Xiaoqing Liu, Meili Zheng, RuiPing Zhao, XiaoYan Liu, Xiandong Yin, Xingpeng Liu, Ying Tian, Liang Shi, Kai Sun, Xinchun Yang
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to induce left atrial remodeling and prothrombotic response. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on left atrial remodeling and prothrombotic response induced by radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Forty-four patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal AF undergoing RFCA were randomized into RIPC (4 short episodes of forearm ischemia) and control groups before the procedure...
January 5, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290419/muscarinic-type-1-receptors-contribute-to-ik-ach-in-human-atrial-cardiomyocytes-and-are-upregulated-in-patients-with-chronic-atrial-fibrillation
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Jordi Heijman, Dorit Kirchner, Franziska Kunze, Eva Maria Chrétien, Martina B Michel-Reher, Niels Voigt, Michael Knaut, Martin C Michel, Ursula Ravens, Dobromir Dobrev
BACKGROUND: Basal and acetylcholine-gated inward-rectifier K+-currents (IK1 and IK,ACh, respectively) are altered in atrial fibrillation (AF). Gi-protein-coupled muscarinic (M) receptors type-2 are considered the predominant receptors activating IK,ACh. Although a role for Gq-coupled non-M2-receptor subtypes has been suggested, the precise regulation of IK,ACh by multiple M-receptor subtypes in the human atrium is unknown. Here, we investigated M1-receptor-mediated IK,ACh regulation and its remodeling in chronic AF (cAF)...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290021/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-reduces-atrial-fibrillation-susceptibility-by-inhibiting-atrial-structural-remodeling-in-rats-with-heart-failure
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Huiliang Qiu, Huanlin Wu, Jin Ma, Haiming Cao, Lihua Huang, Wencong Qiu, Ying Peng, Chunhua Ding
Agents against atrial structural remodeling (ASR) are thought to block the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of DL-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) on ASR and AF formation in rats with heart failure (HF) induced by myocardial infarction. The heart failure rats established 1 week after ligating left anterior descending coronary artery were randomly treated with vehicle (HF group, n = 24), or treated with DL-3-n-butylphthalide (100 mg/kg body weight) (NBP group, n = 26) for 4 weeks...
December 30, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283475/the-importance-of-integrated-left-atrial-evaluation-from-hypertension-to-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Matteo Beltrami, Alberto Palazzuoli, Luigi Padeletti, Elisabetta Cerbai, Stefano Coiro, Michele Emdin, Rossella Marcucci, Doralisa Morrone, Matteo Cameli, Ketty Savino, Roberto Pedrinelli, Giuseppe Ambrosio
AIM: Functional analysis and measurement of left atrium are an integral part of cardiac evaluation, and they represent a key element during non-invasive analysis of diastolic function in patients with hypertension (HT) and/or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). However, diastolic dysfunction remains quite elusive regarding classification, and atrial size and function are two key factors for left ventricular (LV) filling evaluation. Chronic left atrial (LA) remodelling is the final step of chronic intra-cavitary pressure overload, and it accompanies increased neurohormonal, proarrhythmic and prothrombotic activities...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281559/left-atrial-abnormality-laa-as-a-predictor-of-ibrutinib-associated-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Anthony R Mato, Suparna Clasen, Peter Pickens, Lisa Gashonia, Joanna Rhodes, Jakub Svoboda, Mitchell Hughes, Chadi Nabhan, Naveed Ali, Stephen Schuster, Joseph Carver
Results from several recent studies in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have demonstrated an association between ibrutinib exposure and the development of atrial fibrillation, estimated incidence of 11% with long-term follow up. This is a common cause of ibrutinib discontinuation. Risk factors for atrial fibrillation include advanced age, hypertension (HTN), mitral valve disease (MVD), left atrial remodeling, coronary artery disease (CAD) and risk factors for cardiovascular dysfunction We conducted a retrospective case control study using the presence of left atrial abnormality identified on pre-ibrutinib EKGs, defined as either (1) Lead II-bifed p wave, with 40 mcsec between peaks for ≥ 2...
December 27, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275952/late-onset-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-mitral-valve-repair-for-type-ii-dysfunction
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Naonori Kawamoto, Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Kizuku Yamashita, Junjiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: There are few reports regarding factors related to late-onset of atrial fibrillation (Af) after mitral valve repair, which can compromise long-term outcome. We analyzed the risk factors for late Af after mitral valve repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2001 and 2015, 318 patients (214 males; median, 57.7 years) underwent mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral insufficiency (MI) without concomitant aortic valve disease in our institute. Patients with a history of paroxysmal or chronic Af preoperatively were excluded...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251696/arterial-hypertension-and-atrial-fibrillation-standard-and-advanced-echocardiography-from-diagnosis-to-prognostication
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Matteo Cameli, Giulia E Mandoli, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Elisabetta Cerbai, Stefano Coiro, Michele Emdin, Rossella Marcucci, Doralisa Morrone, Alberto Palazzuoli, Ketty Savino, Luigi Padeletti, Sergio Mondillo, Roberto Pedrinelli
: Structural changes in left and right cardiac chambers that occur in arterial hypertension (AH) may lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. Considering that AH is currently the most common cardiovascular disease in the general population, it represents a major risk factor for atrial fibrillation development. This review explores the complex relationship between atrial fibrillation and AH, starting from its pathophysiological basis. It focuses on the role of echocardiography in the management of hypertensive and atrial fibrillation patients, with emphasis on what should be evaluated about left ventricular remodeling, diastolic and systolic function, left atrial (LA) size and function and right ventricular deformation in patients with AH...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250264/comparison-of-initial-la-patterns-as-the-road-to-successful-endocardial-box-lesion-ablation
#17
Aleksei S Kovalev, Leo A Bockeria, Andrey G Filatov
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in the population. Still there is no unity in understanding of mechanisms and their influence on catheter ablation results. In our study we tried to evaluate accurate initial quantitative indicators of electromechanical remodeling that can border patients from expected good to expected poor results of catheter ablation. We performed electroanatomical mapping and ablation procedures in 94 patient (45 female) in 2012 with 3-year follow-up period. The target points were left atria surface area, complex fragmentation atrial electrograms (CFAE) duration and surface area...
February 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248661/mitral-valve-adaptation-to-isolated-annular-dilation-insights-into-the-mechanism-of-atrial-functional-mitral%C3%A2-regurgitation
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Dae-Hee Kim, Ran Heo, Mark D Handschumacher, Sahmin Lee, Yun-Sil Choi, Kyu-Ri Kim, Yewon Shin, Hong-Kyung Park, Joyce Bischoff, Elena Aikawa, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Robert A Levine, Jae-Kwan Song
OBJECTIVES: This study hypothesized that compensatory mitral leaflet area (MLA) adaptation occurs in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) without left ventricular (LV) dysfunction but has limitations that augment mitral regurgitation (MR). The study also explored whether asymmetrical annular dilation is matched by relative leaflet enlargement. BACKGROUND: Functional MR occurs in patients with AF and isolated annular dilation, but the relationship of MLA adaptation with annular area (AA) is unknown...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245016/preferential-myofibroblast-differentiation-of-cardiac-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells-in-the-presence-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Elisa Gambini, Gianluca Lorenzo Perrucci, Beatrice Bassetti, Gabriella Spaltro, Giulia Campostrini, Maria Chiara Lionetti, Alberto Pilozzi, Federico Martinelli, Andrea Faruggia, Dario DiFrancesco, Andrea Barbuti, Giulio Pompilio
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is characterized by electrical, contractile, and structural remodeling mediated by interstitial fibrosis. It has been shown that human cardiac mesenchymal progenitor cells (CMPCs) can be differentiated into endothelial, smooth muscle, and fibroblast cells. Here, we have investigated, for the first time, the contribution of CMPCs in the fibrotic process occurring in AF. As expected, right auricolae samples displayed significantly higher fibrosis in AF vs control (CTR) patients. In tissue samples of AF patients only, double staining for c-kit and the myofibroblast marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) was detected...
November 27, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244075/the-athlete-s-heart-is-a-proarrhythmic-heart-and-what-that-means-for-clinical-decision-making
#20
Hein Heidbuchel
Recurring questions when dealing with arrhythmias in athletes are about the cause of the arrhythmia and, more importantly, about the eligibility of the athlete to continue sports activities. In essence, the relation between sports and arrhythmias can be understood along three lines: sports as arrhythmia trigger on top of an underlying problem, sports as arrhythmic substrate promotor, or sports as substrate inducer. Often, there is no sharp divider line between these entities. The athlete's heart, a heart that adapts so magically to cope with the demands of exercise, harbours many structural and functional changes that by themselves predispose to arrhythmia development, at the atrial, nodal and ventricular levels...
December 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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