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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803513/mechanisms-of-unexpected-death-and-autopsy-findings-in-friedreich-ataxia
#1
Roger W Byard, John D Gilbert
A 36-year-old woman with a clinical history of Friedreich ataxia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was found unexpectedly dead at her home. The heart showed asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy, with an interventricular septal thickness of 20-25 mm (the remainder of the left ventricular wall measured 15 mm). Histologically, both ventricles had irregular areas of marked myocyte hypertrophy with associated interstitial fibrosis and focal myofibre disarray. There was neuronal loss within the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum, with vacuolation and axonal loss in the dorsal columns and spinocerebellar tracts of the upper cervical spinal cord...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799247/the-valosin-containing-protein-is-a-novel-repressor-of-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-induced-by-pressure-overload
#2
Ning Zhou, Ben Ma, Shaunrick Stoll, Tristan T Hays, Hongyu Qiu
Hypertension-induced left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor for heart failure. Regression of LVH has emerged as a major goal in the treatment of hypertensive patients. Here, we tested our hypothesis that the valosin-containing protein (VCP), an ATPase associate protein, is a novel repressor of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy under the pressure overload stress. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was determined by echocardiography in 4-month male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) vs. age-matched normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats...
August 11, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798258/preserved-right-ventricular-integrity-in-a-new-telemetric-rat-model-of-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Catharina Schreiber, Magdalena S Eilenberg, Attila Kiss, Helga Bergmeister, Bruno K Podesser, Julia Mascherbauer, Diana Bonderman
Telemetric monitoring of hemodynamic parameters has become an established standard in experimental models of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). To that purpose, a dedicated catheter is usually implanted through the right ventricular wall of study animals. Drawbacks of this standard technique are: obtained pressures are from the right ventricle and therefore only surrogates for pulmonary arterial pressures, and furthermore, right ventricular myocardium is always damaged to a certain degree. To overcome shortcomings of standard hemodynamic assessment, we modified an established rat model, where severe PAH is induced by left-sided pneumonectomy plus monocrotaline injection...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793143/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-anderson-fabry-disease-in-patients-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-myectomy
#4
Franco Cecchi, Maria Iascone, Niccolò Maurizi, Laura Pezzoli, Irene Binaco, Elena Biagini, Maria Laura Fibbi, Iacopo Olivotto, Federico Pieruzzi, Ana Fruntelata, Lucian Dorobantu, Claudio Rapezzi, Paolo Ferrazzi
Importance: Diagnostic screening for Anderson-Fabry cardiomyopathy (AFC) is performed in the presence of specific clinical red flags in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) older than 25 years. However, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) has been traditionally considered an exclusion criteria for AFC. Objective: To examine a series of patients diagnosed with HCM and severe basal LVOTO undergoing myectomy in whom the diagnosis of AFC was suspected by the cardiac surgeon intraoperatively and confirmed by histological and genetic examinations...
August 9, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781721/the-effects-of-diabetes-induction-on-the-rat-heart-differences-in-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-cells-and-fibrosis-between-subendocardial-and-interstitial-myocardial-areas
#5
Maria C Guido, Alyne F Marques, Elaine R Tavares, Marcelo D Tavares de Melo, Vera M C Salemi, Raul C Maranhão
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by cardiac remodeling and impaired diastolic function that may lead to heart failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate oxidative stress, inflammatory cells, and fibrosis in both subendocardial (SEN) and interstitial (INT) areas of the myocardium. Male Wistar rats were allocated to 2 groups of 9 animals, a control (CT) group and streptozotocin-induced diabetes (DM). After 8 weeks, echocardiography morphometry, protein expression, and confocal microscopy in SEN and INT areas of the left ventricle (LV) were performed...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780920/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-without-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-obese-children-and-adolescents-a-tissue-doppler-imaging-and-cardiac-troponin-i-study
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Sonia A El Saiedi, Marwa F Mira, Sahar A Sharaf, Maysoun M Al Musaddar, Rania M H El Kaffas, Antoine F AbdelMassih, Ihab H Y Barsoum
BACKGROUND: Obesity increases the risk for various cardiovascular problems. Increase in body mass index is often an independent risk factor for the development of elevated blood pressure and clustering of various cardiovascular risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To determine early markers of left ventricular affection in obese patients before the appearance of left ventricular hypertrophy. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated 42 obese patients and 30 healthy controls...
August 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775115/association-of-concentric-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-with-subsequent-change-in-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-volume-the-dallas-heart-study
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Sonia Garg, James A de Lemos, Susan A Matulevicius, Colby Ayers, Ambarish Pandey, Ian J Neeland, Jarett D Berry, Roderick McColl, Christopher Maroules, Ronald M Peshock, Mark H Drazner
BACKGROUND: In the conventional paradigm of the progression of left ventricular hypertrophy, a thick-walled left ventricle (LV) ultimately transitions to a dilated cardiomyopathy. There are scant data in humans demonstrating whether this transition occurs commonly without an interval myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants (n=1282) from the Dallas Heart Study underwent serial cardiac magnetic resonance ≈7 years apart. Those with interval cardiovascular events and a dilated LV (increased LV end-diastolic volume [EDV] indexed to body surface area) at baseline were excluded...
August 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774332/baicalin-attenuates-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-via-adenosine-a2a-receptor-induced-sdf-1-cxcr4-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Xiaoying Huang, Peiliang Wu, Feifei Huang, Min Xu, Mayun Chen, Kate Huang, Guo-Ping Li, Manhuan Xu, Dan Yao, Liangxing Wang
BACKGROUND: Baicalin, an important flavonoid in Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi extracts, exerts a variety of pharmacological effects. In this study, we explored the effects of baicalin on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and investigated the mechanism underlying these effects. Moreover, we examined whether the inflammatory response was mediated by the A2A receptor (A2AR) and stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4)-induced phosphatidyl inositol-3-kinase (PI3K) signaling in vivo...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772031/local-microrna-133a-downregulation-is-associated-with-hypertrophy-in-the-dyssynchronous-heart
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Lars B van Middendorp, Marion Kuiper, Chantal Munts, Philippe Wouters, Jos G Maessen, Frans A van Nieuwenhoven, Frits W Prinzen
AIMS: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) creates considerable regional differences in mechanical load within the left ventricle (LV). We investigated expression of selected microRNAs (miRs) in relation to regional hypertrophy and fibrosis in LBBB hearts and their reversibility upon cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen dogs were followed for 4 months after induction of LBBB, 10 of which received CRT after 2 months. Five additional dogs served as control...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765942/protein-kinase-c-isozyme-expression-in-right-ventricular-hypertrophy-induced-by-pulmonary-hypertension-in-chronically-hypoxic-rats
#10
Chao Zeng, Bin Liang, Rui Jiang, Yiwei Shi, Yongcheng Du
In chronic hypoxia, pulmonary hypertension (PH) induces right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH). Evidence indicates that protein kinase C (PKC) serves a crucial role in hypoxia‑induced RVH. The present study investigated PKC isoform-specific expression and its involvement in RVH. Rats were exposed to normobaric hypoxia for a number of days to induce PH. PKC isoform‑specific membrane translocation and protein expression in the myocardium were evaluated by western blotting and immunostaining. A total of six isoforms of conventional PKC (cPKC; α, βI and βII) and of novel PKC (nPKC; δ, ε and η), were detected in the rat myocardium...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764216/association-between-left-ventricle-diastolic-dysfunction-and-unfavorable-prognostic-markers-in-patients-with-aortic-insufficiency
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Meliza Goi Roscani, Juliana da Cunha Duarte, Gustavo Nicolodi Augusto, Thaysa Rodrigues de Moraes Salgueiro, Mariana N Meireles, Juliana I F Gobbi, Katashi Okoshi, João Carlos Hueb
INTRODUCTION: The presence of symptoms, systolic dysfunction and Left Ventricle (LV) dilation are considered unfavourable prognostic markers in Aortic Valve Insufficiency (AVI). The role of diastolic dysfunction, which is considered unfavourable outcome marker in cardiac pathologies, is not well established in AVI. AIM: To evaluate if the presence of diastolic dysfunction may be associated with unfavourable prognostic markers in AVI patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study was performed on 22 patients with moderate or severe AVI...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760335/microrna-21-regulates-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-a-molecular-mechanism-of-cardiac-pathology-in-cardiorenal-syndrome-type-4
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Sandra Chuppa, Mingyu Liang, Pengyuan Liu, Yong Liu, Marc C Casati, Allen W Cowley, Leah Patullo, Alison J Kriegel
Cardiovascular events are the leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), although the pathological mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we longitudinally characterized left ventricle pathology in a 5/6 nephrectomy rat model of CKD and identify novel molecular mediators. Next-generation sequencing of left ventricle mRNA and microRNA (miRNA) was performed at physiologically distinct points in disease progression, identifying alterations in genes in numerous immune, lipid metabolism, and inflammatory pathways, as well as several miRNAs...
July 28, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746924/cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-p21waf1-cip1-facilitates-the-development-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
#13
Yang-Fei Tong, Yan Wang, Yuan-Yuan Ding, Jing-Mei Li, Xi-Chun Pan, Xiao-Lan Lu, Xiao-Hong Chen, Ya Liu, Hai-Gang Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adult cardiomyocytes can re-enter cell cycle as stimulated by prohypertrophic factors although they withdraw from cell cycle soon after birth. p21WAF1/CIP1, a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, has been implicated in cardiac hypertrophy, however, its precise contribution to this process remains largely unclear. METHODS: The gene expression profile in left ventricle (LV) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats was determined using quantitative PCR array and verified by real-time PCR and Western blotting...
July 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738162/neuropeptide-y-and-its-receptors-in-ventricular-endocardial-endothelial-cells
#14
Danielle Jacques, Pedro D'Orleans-Juste, Sheldon Magder, Ghassan Bkaily
Endocardial endothelial cells (EECs) constitute an important component of the heart. These cells form a monolayer that covers the cavities of the right (EECRs) and left (EECLs) ventricles. They play an important role in cardiac excitation-contraction coupling via their secretion of cardioactive factors such as neuropeptide Y (NPY). They also contribute to cardiac pathology such as arrhythmia, hypertrophy and heart failure. Differences between EECRs and EECLs contribute to tuning of circulating factors at the entry and exit of the ventricles...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733764/cardiac-sympathetic-neuronal-damage-precedes-myocardial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-anderson-fabry-disease
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Massimo Imbriaco, Teresa Pellegrino, Valentina Piscopo, Mario Petretta, Andrea Ponsiglione, Carmela Nappi, Marta Puglia, Serena Dell'Aversana, Eleonora Riccio, Letizia Spinelli, Antonio Pisani, Alberto Cuocolo
PURPOSE: Cardiac sympathetic denervation may be detectable in patients with Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD), suggesting its usefulness for early detection of the disease. However, the relationship between sympathetic neuronal damage measured by (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) imaging with myocardial fibrosis on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is still unclear. METHODS: Cardiac sympathetic innervation was assessed by (123)I-MIBG single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in 25 patients with genetically proved AFD...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724804/pediatric-dilated-cardiomyopathy-hearts-display-a-unique-gene-expression-profile
#16
Philip D Tatman, Kathleen C Woulfe, Anis Karimpour-Fard, Danielle A Jeffrey, James Jaggers, Joseph C Cleveland, Karin Nunley, Matthew Rg Taylor, Shelley D Miyamoto, Brian L Stauffer, Carmen C Sucharov
Our previous work showed myocellular differences in pediatric and adult dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, a thorough characterization of the molecular pathways involved in pediatric DCM does not exist, limiting the development of age-specific therapies. To characterize this patient population, we investigated the transcriptome profile of pediatric patients. RNA-Seq from 7 DCM and 7 nonfailing (NF) explanted age-matched pediatric left ventricles (LV) was performed. Changes in gene expression were confirmed by real-time PCR (RT-PCR) in 36 DCM and 21 NF pediatric hearts and in 20 DCM and 10 NF adult hearts...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702857/protein-kinase-c-and-cardiac-dysfunction-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Raphael M Singh, Emanuel Cummings, Constantinos Pantos, Jaipaul Singh
Heart failure (HF) is a physiological state in which cardiac output is insufficient to meet the needs of the body. It is a clinical syndrome characterized by impaired ability of the left ventricle to either fill or eject blood efficiently. HF is a disease of multiple aetiologies leading to progressive cardiac dysfunction and it is the leading cause of deaths in both developed and developing countries. HF is responsible for about 73,000 deaths in the UK each year. In the USA, HF affects 5.8 million people and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed annually...
July 12, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684437/the-role-and-clinical-implications-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-aortic-stenosis
#18
REVIEW
Polydoros N Kampaktsis, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Shing-Chiu Wong, Manolis Vavuranakis, Nikolaos J Skubas, Richard B Devereux
Diastolic dysfunction in aortic stenosis results primarily from left ventricular hypertrophy and myocardial fibrosis due to chronically elevated left ventricular systolic pressure. Currently, diastolic dysfunction does not have an explicit clinical role in management of patients with aortic stenosis. Studies have shown that improvement in diastolic dysfunction follows left ventricular remodelling after aortic valve replacement and that it occurs gradually or incompletely. Retrospective studies suggest that advanced grades of diastolic dysfunction at baseline are associated with increased mortality and adverse events even after aortic valve replacement...
July 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674779/analysis-of-three-dimensional-endocardial-and-epicardial-strains-from-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-healthy-subjects-and-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#19
Xiaodan Zhao, Ru San Tan, Hak Chiaw Tang, Shuang Leng, Jun-Mei Zhang, Liang Zhong
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disease that leads to left ventricle (LV) hypertrophy with or without the presence of LV outflow tract obstruction. The aim of this study was to find an easy and useful indicator based on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) images for control subjects and patients with and without obstruction. CMR scans were performed for 19 control subjects and 19 HCM patients. Endocardial strain was defined as [Formula: see text], with [Formula: see text] being the length of endocardium at end-diastole (end-systole); similarly for epicardial strain ([Formula: see text])...
July 3, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670188/an-uncommon-variant-of-an-uncommon-disease-a-caucasian-adolescent-with-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-with-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#20
Rami Kassem Zein, Zaid Al-Faham, Jason A Mouabbi, Edouard R Daher
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) is a subtype of HCM. This variant is more common in the Asian population when compared to North American patients. Patients may present with arrhythmias, heart failure, myocardial infarction, chest discomfort, fatigue, and presyncope or syncope. Initial evaluation requires electrocardiogram and two-dimensional echocardiogram. T-wave inversion in the precordial leads as well as hypertrophy of the left ventricle is hallmarks of the disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is the most specific and sensitive imaging modality...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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