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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090305/resolution-of-myelofibrosis-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Saadia A Faiz, Cezar Iliescu, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Bela Patel, Lara Bashoura, Uday Popat
We present the case of a 62-year-old man with myelofibrosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with subsequent resolution of disease and PAH. Right heart catheterization was used to guide PAH therapy before and after transplantation. Drug interactions, adverse effects, and renal insufficiency posed clinical challenges for the management of PAH-specific medications after transplantation. PAH improved soon after transplantation, and vasoactive medications were tapered off...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086882/differential-effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-on-heart-rate
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REVIEW
Martin Lorenz, Francesca Lawson, David Owens, Denis Raccah, Christine Roy-Duval, Anne Lehmann, Riccardo Perfetti, Lawrence Blonde
While glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) are known to increase heart rate (HR), it is insufficiently recognized that the extent varies greatly between the various agonists and is affected by the assessment methods employed. Here we review published data from 24-h time-averaged HR monitoring in healthy individuals and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treated with either short-acting GLP-1 RAs, lixisenatide or exenatide, or long-acting GLP-1 RAs, exenatide LAR, liraglutide, albiglutide, or dulaglutide (N = 1112; active-treatment arms)...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079254/pharmacological-treatment-of-vascular-risk-factors-for-reducing-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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REVIEW
Lindsay Robertson, Edmond Atallah, Gerard Stansby
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological prophylaxis has been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals with atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease. However, the role of prophylaxis in individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains unclear. Several studies have shown that despite successful repair, those people with AAA have a poorer rate of survival than healthy controls. People with AAA have an increased prevalence of coronary heart disease and risk of cardiovascular events...
January 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073850/characterization-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-therapy-initiation-in-high-risk-patients-with-heart-failure
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Lauren B Cooper, Bradley G Hammill, Eric D Peterson, Bertram Pitt, Matthew L Maciejewski, Lesley H Curtis, Adrian F Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Heart failure guidelines recommend routine monitoring of serum potassium, and renal function in patients treated with a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA). How these recommendations are implemented in high-risk patients or according to setting of drug initiation is poorly characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries linked to laboratory data in 10 states with prevalent heart failure as of July 1, 2011, and incident MRA use between May 1 and September 30, 2011...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073571/early-clinical-outcomes-of-a-novel-self-expanding-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis
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Michael W A Chu, Rodrigo Bagur, Katie L Losenno, Philip M Jones, Pantelis Diamantouros, Patrick Teefy, Jill J Gelinas, Bob Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Coronary obstruction remains a challenging complication of transcatheter aortic valve replacement; however, a new self-expanding transapical prosthesis may reduce this risk. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early 1-year outcomes of patients with low coronary heights who received the Acurate TA bioprosthesis (Symetis, Ecublens, Switzerland). METHODS: Between May 2014 and April 2015, 30 consecutive patients (aged 85 ± 6 years, 63% were female, Society of Thoracic Surgeons score 8...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070975/progressive-dyspnea-and-signs-of-right-heart-dysfunction
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Stephan Staubach, Henning Strohm, Harald Mudra
A 40-year-old woman was admitted due to dyspnea and fever. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed signs of right heart volume overload and vegetations on the tricuspid valve with insufficiency. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a sinus venosus defect (SVD) with significant left-to-right shunt. Computed tomography scanning was primarily performed to rule out pulmonary embolism; however, it showed interatrial communication. Due to the concomitant tricuspid insufficiency with additional volume overload, the diagnosis of SVD was more challenging...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069701/loss-of-axin2-results-in-impaired-heart-valve-maturation-and-subsequent-myxomatous-valve-disease
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Alexia Hulin, Vicky Moore, Jeanne M James, Katherine E Yutzey
AIMS: Myxomatous valve disease (MVD) is the most common aetiology of primary mitral regurgitation. Recent studies suggest that defects in heart valve development can lead to heart valve disease in adults. Wnt/β-catenin signalling is active during heart valve development and has been reported in human MVD. The consequences of increased Wnt/β-catenin signalling due to Axin2 deficiency in postnatal valve remodelling and pathogenesis of MVD were determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: To investigate the role of Wnt/β-catenin signalling, we analysed heart valves from mice deficient in Axin2 (KO), a negative regulator of Wnt/β-catenin signalling...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062676/associations-of-conventional-echocardiographic-measures-with-incident-heart-failure-and-mortality-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
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Ruth F Dubin, Rajat Deo, Nisha Bansal, Amanda H Anderson, Peter Yang, Alan S Go, Martin Keane, Ray Townsend, Anna Porter, Matthew Budoff, Shaista Malik, Jiang He, Mahboob Rahman, Jackson Wright, Thomas Cappola, Radhakrishna Kallem, Jason Roy, Daohang Sha, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heart failure is the most frequent cardiac complication of CKD. Left ventricular hypertrophy is common and develops early in CKD, but studies have not adequately evaluated the association of left ventricular mass index with heart failure incidence among men and women with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We evaluated echocardiograms of 2567 participants without self-reported heart failure enrolled in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062508/arterial-calcification-in-diabetes-mellitus-preclinical-models-and-translational-implications
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John N Stabley, Dwight A Towler
Diabetes mellitus increasingly afflicts our aging and dysmetabolic population. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and the antecedent metabolic syndrome represent the vast majority of the disease burden-increasingly prevalent in children and older adults. However, type 1 diabetes mellitus is also advancing in preadolescent children. As such, a crushing wave of cardiometabolic disease burden now faces our society. Arteriosclerotic calcification is increased in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and type 1 diabetes mellitus-impairing conduit vessel compliance and function, thereby increasing the risk for dementia, stroke, heart attack, limb ischemia, renal insufficiency, and lower extremity amputation...
December 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059905/functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-model-in-a-beating-heart-platform
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Michal Jaworek, Marco Piola, Federico Lucherini, Guido Gelpi, Marco Castagna, Giuliana Lentini, Carlo Antona, Gianfranco B Fiore, Riccardo Vismara
Currently, clinicians are seeking new, minimally invasive treatment options for functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR). Challenging tricuspid complexity requires the evaluation of the treatment techniques in adequate and realistic preclinical scenario. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and functional assessment of a novel passive beating heart model of the pulmonary circulation with the possibility to tightly control FTR.The model housed porcine hearts actuated by a volumetric pump that cyclically pressurized the right ventricle...
January 3, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057842/cyclic-amp-reverses-the-effects-of-aging-on-pacemaker-activity-and-if-in-sinoatrial-node-myocytes
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Emily J Sharpe, Eric D Larson, Catherine Proenza
Aerobic capacity decreases with age, in part because of an age-dependent decline in maximum heart rate (mHR) and a reduction in the intrinsic pacemaker activity of the sinoatrial node of the heart. Isolated sinoatrial node myocytes (SAMs) from aged mice have slower spontaneous action potential (AP) firing rates and a hyperpolarizing shift in the voltage dependence of activation of the "funny current," If Cyclic AMP (cAMP) is a critical modulator of both AP firing rate and If in SAMs. Here, we test the ability of endogenous and exogenous cAMP to overcome age-dependent changes in acutely isolated murine SAMs...
January 5, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054365/mapping-for-acute-transvenous-phrenic-nerve-stimulation-study-maps-study
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Lukas R C Dekker, Bart Gerritse, Avram Scheiner, Lilian Kornet
AIMS: Central Sleep Apnea Syndrome, correlated with the occurrence of heart failure, is characterized by periods of insufficient ventilation during sleep. This acute study in 15 patients aims to map the venous system and determine, if diaphragmatic movement can be achieved by phrenic nerve stimulation at various locations within the venous system. METHODS: Subjects underwent a scheduled catheter ablation procedure. During the procedural waiting time, one multi-electrode EP catheter was subsequently placed at the the superior and inferior vena cava and the junctions of the left jugular and left brachiocephalic vein and right jugular and right brachiocephalic vein, for phrenic nerve stimulation (1-2 seconds ON / 2-3 seconds OFF, 40 Hz, pulse width 210 μs)...
January 5, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053183/the-transcription-factor-gata4-promotes-myocardial-regeneration-in-neonatal-mice
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Mona Malek Mohammadi, Badder Kattih, Andrea Grund, Natali Froese, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Anna Gigina, Ulrike Schrameck, Carsten Rudat, Qiangrong Liang, Andreas Kispert, Kai C Wollert, Johann Bauersachs, Joerg Heineke
Heart failure is often the consequence of insufficient cardiac regeneration. Neonatal mice retain a certain capability of myocardial regeneration until postnatal day (P)7, although the underlying transcriptional mechanisms remain largely unknown. We demonstrate here that cardiac abundance of the transcription factor GATA4 was high at P1, but became strongly reduced at P7 in parallel with loss of regenerative capacity. Reconstitution of cardiac GATA4 levels by adenoviral gene transfer markedly improved cardiac regeneration after cryoinjury at P7...
January 4, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043581/common-features-of-tuberculosis-and-sarcoidosis
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Atefeh Abedini, Soheila Matroodi, Arda Kiani, Dina Soroush, Ian M Adcock
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the availability of novel therapeutic approaches, TB is considered as one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Alveolar macrophages are the first line of defense against M. tuberculosis; they ingest and sequester the bacilli within granulomatous structures. Control and resolution of the infection requires activated T lymphocytes as well as Th1 cytokines. There are two forms of TB: active TB and latent TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042893/the-experiences-of-myocardial-infarction-patients-readmitted-within-six-months-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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H Iles-Smith, C Deaton, M Campbell, C Mercer, L McGowan
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study explored the experiences of patients readmitted due to potential ischaemic heart disease (p-IHD) symptoms within 6 months of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI). BACKGROUND: Following myocardial infarction (MI) and PPCI, some patients experience p-IHD symptoms that may lead to readmission. Symptoms may be related to cardiac ischaemia, reduced psychological health or a comorbid condition. DESIGN: A qualitative study involving semi-structured, in-depth interviews conducted once, mean 196 (50 to 384) days following readmission (at least 6 months following original STEMI and PPCI)...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042548/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-proteinuria-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Ali Momeni, Mahmood Mirhosseini, Mohsen Kabiri, Soleiman Kheiri
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency is a common disorder in diabetic patients and may be a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and exacerbation of diabetic nephropathy(DN). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Vit D3 therapy on protein uriain type 2 diabetic patients with deficient or insufficient serum Vit D. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a double blind clinical trial, 60 type 2 diabetic patients with proteinuria greater than 150 mg/day who had Vit D deficiency or insufficiency were randomly enrolled in two equal groups...
January 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039288/how-long-do-patients-with-chronic-disease-expect-to-live-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Barnaby Hole, Joseph Salem
OBJECTIVE: To systematically identify and summarise the literature on perceived life expectancy among individuals with non-cancer chronic disease. SETTING: Published and grey literature up to and including September 2016 where adults with non-cancer chronic disease were asked to estimate their own life expectancy. PARTICIPANTS: From 6837 screened titles, 9 articles were identified that met prespecified criteria for inclusion. Studies came from the UK, Netherlands and USA...
December 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033075/short-term-results-of-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-repair
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Khakimjon Abralov, Amonjon Alimov
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively analyzed 65 patients who underwent surgical repair of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm over the last 27 years. METHODS: From January 1, 1988, to October 1, 2015, a total of 65 patients with sinus of Valsalva aneurysm underwent surgical repair in our hospital. There were 41 males (63%) and 24 females (37%), and their age ranged from 5 to 50 years (mean 23 ± 10 years, median 21 years). Out of the 65 patients, 45 (69%) had ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, 46 (70%) had a ventricular septal defect, and 22 (34%) had aortic valve insufficiency...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029575/use-of-sirolimus-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-patients-a-multi-institutional-study-from-the-pediatric-heart-transplant-study-group
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Joseph W Rossano, John L Jefferies, Elfriede Pahl, David C Naftel, Elizabeth Pruitt, Kathy Lupton, William J Dreyer, Richard Chinnock, Gerard Boyle, William T Mahle
BACKGROUND: Proliferation signal inhibitors, such as sirolimus, are increasingly used in solid-organ transplantation. However, limited data exist on sirolimus-treated pediatric patients. We aimed to describe sirolimus use in pediatric heart transplant patients and test the hypothesis that sirolimus use is associated with improved outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review and propensity-matched analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database was performed on patients undergoing primary heart transplantation from 2004 to 2013 with at least 1 year of follow-up comparing patients treated vs not treated with sirolimus at 1 year after transplant...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024941/orthostatic-hypotension-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-longstanding-diabetes-mellitus
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Derek S Chew, Brett H Shaw, Debra L Isaac, Jonathan G Howlett, Satish R Raj
A continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) benefits patients with advanced heart failure as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. However, unanticipated complications may occur. We report a patient with end-stage heart failure and longstanding diabetes who experienced functionally debilitating orthostatic hypotension from autonomic insufficiency after CF-LVAD implantation. This case demonstrates a role for comprehensive autonomic function testing in the workup of orthostatic hypotension after LVAD implantation...
October 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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