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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732077/mutations-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-orthologs-of-human-genes-required-for-mitochondrial-trna-modification-cause-similar-electron-transport-chain-defects-but-different-nuclear-responses
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Carmen Navarro-González, Ismaïl Moukadiri, Magda Villarroya, Ernesto López-Pascual, Simon Tuck, M-Eugenia Armengod
Several oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) diseases are caused by defects in the post-transcriptional modification of mitochondrial tRNAs (mt-tRNAs). Mutations in MTO1 or GTPBP3 impair the modification of the wobble uridine at position 5 of the pyrimidine ring and cause heart failure. Mutations in TRMU affect modification at position 2 and cause liver disease. Presently, the molecular basis of the diseases and why mutations in the different genes lead to such different clinical symptoms is poorly understood...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731930/early-life-exposure-to-chinese-famine-modifies-the-association-between-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-disease
#2
Zumin Shi, Stephen J Nicholls, Anne W Taylor, Dianna J Magliano, Sarah Appleton, Paul Zimmet
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that famine exposure during early life may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, and diabetes during adulthood. We aimed to assess whether exposure to the Chinese famine (1959-1961) modifies the association between hypertension and CVD. METHODS: We investigated data of 5772 adults born between 1954 and 1964 from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. CVD was based on self-reported doctor's diagnosis of heart problems (heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems) and stroke...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731900/micro-and-macro-circulatory-changes-during-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-a-rat-model
#3
Tianfeng Hua, Xiaobo Wu, Wei Wang, Hao Li, Jennifer Bradley, Mary Ann Peberdy, Joseph P Ornato, Wanchun Tang
Microcirculation is the motor of sepsis. In the present study, we investigated whether microcirculatory alterations occur prior to changes of systemic hemodynamics in a rat model of cecum ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis. We further investigated renal microcirculatory changes during sepsis and compared those with buccal microcirculation. Twelve male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into a sham control group (n = 6) and a CLP group (n = 6). Perfused microvessel density (PVD) and microvascular flow index (MFI) were evaluated using sidestream dark field (SDF) video microscopy at baseline, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, and 360 minutes following CLP...
July 20, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731281/glycaemic-control-and-the-risk-of-hospitalisation-for-infection-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-hong-kong-diabetes-registry
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Andrea O Y Luk, Eric S H Lau, Kitty K T Cheung, Alice P Kong, Ronald C W Ma, Risa Ozaki, Francis C C Chow, Wing-Yee So, Juliana C N Chan
BACKGROUND: Infection occurs more commonly in diabetic compared to general population and is an under-recognised but important morbidity in patients with diabetes. We examined the impact of glycaemic control on hospitalisation for infection in a large prospective cohort of Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Between July 1994 and June 2014, 22,846 patients with type 2 diabetes underwent detailed assessment of metabolic control and diabetes complications...
July 21, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730981/bartonella-quintana-an-unrecognized-cause-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-in-ethiopia
#5
Diana Tasher, Alona Raucher-Sternfeld, Akiva Tamir, Michael Giladi, Eli Somekh
Bartonella quintana endocarditis, a common cause of culture-negative endocarditis in adults, has rarely been reported in children. We describe 5 patients 7-16 years of age from Ethiopia with heart defects and endocarditis; 4 cases were caused by infection with B. quintana and 1 by Bartonella of undetermined species. All 5 patients were afebrile and oligosymptomatic, although 3 had heart failure. C-reactive protein was normal or slightly elevated, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate was high. The diagnosis was confirmed by echocardiographic demonstration of vegetations, the presence of high Bartonella IgG titers, and identification of B...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730869/impact-of-iron-deficiency-on-exercise-capacity-and-outcome-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-mid-range-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#6
Pieter Martens, Petra Nijst, Frederik H Verbrugge, Kevin Smeets, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND: Little information is available about the prevalence and impact on exercise capacity and outcome of iron deficiency in heart failure with mid-range (HFmrEF) and preserved (HFpEF) ejection fraction in comparison to heart failure with reduced ejection-fraction (HFrEF). Furthermore, no data is available about the progression of ID in patients without baseline anaemia. METHODS: We evaluated baseline iron and haemoglobin-status in a single-centre, prospective heart failure database...
July 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730746/management-and-prevalence-of-long-term-conditions-in-primary-health-care-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-compared-with-the-general-population-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Sally-Ann Cooper, Laura Hughes-McCormack, Nicola Greenlaw, Alex McConnachie, Linda Allan, Marion Baltzer, Laura McArthur, Angela Henderson, Craig Melville, Paula McSkimming, Jill Morrison
BACKGROUND: In the UK, general practitioners/family physicians receive pay for performance on management of long-term conditions, according to best-practice indicators. METHOD: Management of long-term conditions was compared between 721 adults with intellectual disabilities and the general population (n = 764,672). Prevalence of long-term conditions was determined, and associated factors were investigated via logistic regression analyses. RESULTS: Adults with intellectual disabilities received significantly poorer management of all long-term conditions on 38/57 (66...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729965/fluid-overload-as-a-major-target-in-management-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-implications-for-the-practice-of-peritoneal-dialysis
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Amir Kazory
Congestion is an integral component of cardiorenal syndrome and portends an adverse impact on the outcomes. Recent studies suggest that congestion has the ability of modulating the interactions between the kidney and the heart in this setting. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based therapeutic modality that is not only offered to patients with end-stage renal disease to provide solute clearance and ultrafiltration, but it has also been used in patients with refractory heart failure and fluid overload to help optimize volume status...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729726/heart-regeneration-and-repair-after-myocardial-infarction-translational-opportunities-for-novel-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Thomas J Cahill, Robin P Choudhury, Paul R Riley
Current therapies for heart failure after myocardial infarction are limited and non-curative. Although regenerative approaches are receiving significant attention, clinical efforts that involve transplantation of presumed stem and progenitor cells have largely failed to deliver. Recent studies of endogenous heart regeneration in model organisms, such as zebrafish and neonatal mice, are yielding mechanistic insights into the roles of cardiomyocyte proliferation, resident stem cell niches, neovascularization, the immune system and the extracellular matrix...
July 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729659/identification-of-a-hybrid-myocardial-zone-in-the-mammalian-heart-after-birth
#10
Xueying Tian, Yan Li, Lingjuan He, Hui Zhang, Xiuzhen Huang, Qiaozhen Liu, Wenjuan Pu, Libo Zhang, Yi Li, Huan Zhao, Zhifu Wang, Jianhong Zhu, Yu Nie, Shengshou Hu, David Sedmera, Tao P Zhong, Ying Yu, Li Zhang, Yan Yan, Zengyong Qiao, Qing-Dong Wang, Sean M Wu, William T Pu, Robert H Anderson, Bin Zhou
Noncompaction cardiomyopathy is characterized by the presence of extensive trabeculations, which could lead to heart failure and malignant arrhythmias. How trabeculations resolve to form compact myocardium is poorly understood. Elucidation of this process is critical to understanding the pathophysiology of noncompaction disease. Here we use genetic lineage tracing to mark the Nppa(+) or Hey2(+) cardiomyocytes as trabecular and compact components of the ventricular wall. We find that Nppa(+) and Hey2(+) cardiomyocytes, respectively, from the endocardial and epicardial zones of the ventricular wall postnatally...
July 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729454/multimodal-regulation-of-cardiac-myocyte-proliferation
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REVIEW
Xuejun Yuan, Thomas Braun
Efficient cardiac regeneration is closely associated with the ability of cardiac myocytes to proliferate. Fetal or neonatal mouse hearts containing proliferating cardiac myocytes regenerate even extensive injuries, whereas adult hearts containing mostly post-mitotic cardiac myocytes have lost this ability. The same correlation is seen in some homoiotherm species such as teleost fish and urodelian amphibians leading to the hypothesis that cardiac myocyte proliferation is a major driver of heart regeneration...
July 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728933/predictors-of-mortality-in-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Gamze Kirkil, Elyse E Lower, Robert P Baughman
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic strength of factors in predicting respiratory death in a large cohort of sarcoidosis patients with at least eight years' follow-up. METHODS: We collected age, sex, self-declared race, time of death, spirometry, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, chest x-ray stage, extent of fibrosis on high resolution computer tomography (HRCT), and presence of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH). The gender, age, physiology (GAP) index and Walsh's criteria for high versus low risk were calculated...
July 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728923/ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-causing-acute-right-heart-and-hepatorenal-failure-requiring-urgent-surgery
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Benjamin Swinson, Robert Grant, Ekta Paw, Raibhan Yadav, Anand Iyer
A sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare cardiac anomaly that may be congenital or acquired. Very rarely, they present with acute symptoms as a result of rupture into the cardiac chamber. If left untreated, they almost always result in deteriorating cardiac function. We report a patient presenting with acute right heart failure and hepatorenal syndrome requiring urgent surgery and double patch repair.
May 29, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728851/predictors-of-incident-heart-failure-in-patients-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-lipid-heart-failure-risk-prediction-model
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Andrea Driscoll, Elizabeth H Barnes, Stefan Blankenberg, David M Colquhoun, David Hunt, Paul J Nestel, Ralph A Stewart, Malcolm J West, Harvey D White, John Simes, Andrew Tonkin
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is a major cause of heart failure. Availability of risk-prediction models that include both clinical parameters and biomarkers is limited. We aimed to develop such a model for prediction of incident heart failure. METHODS: A multivariable risk-factor model was developed for prediction of first occurrence of heart failure death or hospitalization. A simplified risk score was derived that enabled subjects to be grouped into categories of 5-year risk varying from <5% to >20%...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728850/decline-in-risk-of-recurrent-cardiovascular-events-in-the-period-1996-to-2014-partly-explained-by-better-treatment-of-risk-factors-and-less-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Gijs F N Berkelmans, Yolanda van der Graaf, Jannick A N Dorresteijn, Gert Jan de Borst, Maarten J Cramer, L Jaap Kappelle, Jan Westerink, Frank L J Visseren
BACKGROUND: To quantify the decline in recurrent major cardiovascular events (MCVE) risk in patients with clinically manifest vascular disease between 1996 and 2014 and to assess whether the improvements in recurrent MCVE-risk can be explained by reduced prevalence of risk factors, more medication use and less subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study was conducted in the Second Manifestations of ARTerial disease (SMART) cohort in patients entering the cohort in the period 1996-2014...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728756/circulating-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-levels-and-peripheral-arterial-disease-outcomes
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Ayman Samman Tahhan, Salim S Hayek, Pratik Sandesara, Jamal Hajjari, Muhammad Hammadah, Wesley T O'Neal, Heval M Kelli, Ayman Alkhoder, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Yi-An Ko, Hiroshi Aida, Mohamad Mazen Gafeer, Naser Abdelhadi, Kareem Hosny Mohammed, Keyur Patel, Shipra Arya, Jochen Reiser, Viola Vaccarino, Laurence Sperling, Arshed Quyyumi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Circulating soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a marker of immune activation associated with atherosclerosis. Whether suPAR levels are associated with prevalent peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and its adverse outcomes remains unknown and is the aim of the study. METHODS: SuPAR levels were measured in 5810 patients (mean age 63 years, 63% male, 77% with obstructive coronary artery disease [CAD]) undergoing cardiac catheterization...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728745/early-readmissions-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Chun Shing Kwok, Chun Wai Wong, Hannah Shufflebotham, Luke Brindley, Tamseel Fatima, Adrian Shufflebotham, Diane Barker, Ashish Pawala, Grant Heatlie, Mamas A Mamas
This study aims to evaluate the rate, predictors, and causes of 30-day readmissions in a single tertiary hospital in the United Kingdom. We conducted a retrospective study of all patients admitted between 2012 and 2014 with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, who were in the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project register. Data on patient demographics, comorbidities, care received, and in-hospital mortality were collected. Rates of 30-day readmission and causes of readmission were evaluated. Univariate and multiple logistic regressions were used to identify predictors of all-cause, cardiac, and noncardiac readmission...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728744/serial-heart-rates-guideline-directed-beta-blocker-use-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
Nasrien E Ibrahim, James L Januzzi, Dustin J Rabideau, Parul U Gandhi, Hanna K Gaggin
A single heart rate (HR) measurement may inform future prognosis in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The importance of elevated HR across serial assessment is uncertain, particularly with well-applied guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) with beta blockers (BBs). In this post hoc analysis of 129 patients with chronic HFrEF in sinus rhythm, who had aggressive medication titration over 10.6 months, HR and BB use were assessed at each visit (average of 6 visits per patient). All-cause mortality was assessed...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728723/surgical-treatment-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Robert S D Higgins, Ahmet Kilic, Daniel G Tang
More than 5 million Americans suffer from heart failure and more than 250,000 die annually. Cardiac surgery, as applied to advanced heart failure, has evolved significantly in the past 50 years. Current therapeutic interventions are focused on the appropriate assessment of myocardial dysfunction as a means to select the right patient for the appropriate procedure using state-of-the-art myocardial viability testing and metabolic testing to determine candidacy for conventional interventions, mechanical devices, or transplant...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728692/magnetic-resonance-in-transthyretin%C3%A2-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Ana Martinez-Naharro, Thomas A Treibel, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Giulia Zumbo, Daniel S Knight, Tushar Kotecha, Rohin Francis, David F Hutt, Tamer Rezk, Stefania Rosmini, Candida C Quarta, Carol J Whelan, Peter Kellman, Julian D Gillmore, James C Moon, Philip N Hawkins, Marianna Fontana
BACKGROUND: Cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and T1 mapping, is emerging as a reference standard for diagnosis and characterization of cardiac amyloidosis. OBJECTIVES: The authors used CMR with extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measurement to characterize cardiac involvement in relation to outcome in ATTR. METHODS: Subjects comprised 263 patients with cardiac ATTR corroborated by grade 2 to 3 (99m)Tc-DPD ((99m)Tc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid) cardiac uptake, 17 with suspected cardiac ATTR (grade 1 (99m)Tc-DPD), and 12 asymptomatic individuals with amyloidogenic transthyretin (TTR) mutations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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