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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636505/the-effect-of-aerobic-interval-training-and-continuous-training-on-exercise-capacity-and-its-determinants
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Nele Pattyn, Paul J Beckers, Véronique A Cornelissen, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Catherine De Maeyer, Geert Frederix, Kaatje Goetschalckx, Nadine Possemiers, Dirk Schepers, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck, Kurt Wuyts, Viviane M Conraads, Luc Vanhees
Objective We aimed to investigate (1) the effects of aerobic interval training (AIT) and aerobic continuous training (ACT) on (sub)maximal exercise measures and its determinants including endothelial function, muscle strength and cardiac autonomic function, and (2) the relationship between exercise capacity and these determinants. Methods Two-hundred coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (58.4 ± 9.1 years) were randomized to AIT or ACT for 12 weeks. All patients performed a cardiopulmonary exercise test and endothelial function measurements before and after the intervention; a subpopulation underwent muscle strength and heart rate variability (HRV) assessments...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631145/biaxial-mechanical-properties-of-bovine-jugular-venous-valve-leaflet-tissues
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Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, Jiaqi Lu
Venous valve incompetence has been implicated in diseases ranging from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) to intracranial venous hypertension. However, while the mechanical properties of venous valve leaflet tissues are central to CVI biomechanics and mechanobiology, neither stress-strain curves nor tangent moduli have been reported. Here, equibiaxial tensile mechanical tests were conducted to assess the tangent modulus, strength and anisotropy of venous valve leaflet tissues from bovine jugular veins. Valvular tissues were stretched to 60% strain in both the circumferential and radial directions, and leaflet tissue stress-strain curves were generated for proximal and distal valves (i...
June 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629640/is-physical-activity-a-modifier-of-the-association-between-air-pollution-and-arterial-stiffness-in-older-adults-the-sapaldia-cohort-study
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Simon Endes, Emmanuel Schaffner, Seraina Caviezel, Julia Dratva, Daiana Stolz, Christian Schindler, Nino Künzli, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Nicole Probst-Hensch
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Air pollution and insufficient physical activity have been associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, molecular mechanisms linked to arterial stiffness and cardiovascular disease. There are no studies on how physical activity modifies the association between air pollution and arterial stiffness. We examined whether the adverse cardiovascular effects of air pollution were modified by individual physical activity levels in 2823 adults aged 50-81 years from the well-characterized Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases (SAPALDIA)...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
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Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620463/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-wilms-tumor
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REVIEW
Roberto I Lopes, Armando Lorenzo
The objective of this article is to present an overview of recent trends in the management of Wilms' tumor. With improved survival rates in the past few decades, critical long-term adverse therapy effects (such as renal insufficiency, secondary malignancies, and heart failure) and prevention measures (i.e. nephron-sparing surgery and minimizing the use of radiotherapy) have gained worldwide attention. Specific disease biomarkers that could help stratify high-risk from low-risk patients, and therefore fine-tune management, are in great demand...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619581/-cardiovascular-risk-of-smoking-by-gender
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Daniel Thomas
In France, the increase in the prevalence of women's smoking has been major over the past 30 years. The consequences are a significant increase and an unusual precocity of all the women's cardiovascular (CV) pathologies (myocardial infarction, stroke and aortic pathologies). Associated factors (combined oral contraception, unequal distribution of other CV risk factors by sex) increase the CV impact of women's smoking. For the same tobacco use, women have a 25% higher risk of coronary heart disease than men...
June 12, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616537/congenital-arch-vessel-anomalies-in-charge-syndrome-a-frequent-feature-with-risk-for-co-morbidity
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Nicole Corsten-Janssen, Conny M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Livia Kapusta
BACKGROUND: CHARGE syndrome is a complex multiple congenital malformation disorder with variable expression that is caused by mutations in the CHD7 gene. Variable heart defects occur in 74% of patients with a CHD7 mutation, with an overrepresentation of atrioventricular septal defects and conotruncal defects - including arch vessel anomalies. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report an index patient with an arch vessel anomaly underlying serious feeding problems that resolved after arch vessel surgery...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616342/bicuspid-aortic-valve-syndrome-a-multidisciplinary-approach-for-a-complex-entity
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REVIEW
María Martín, Rebeca Lorca, José Rozado, Rubén Alvarez-Cabo, Juan Calvo, Isaac Pascual, Helena Cigarrán, Isabel Rodríguez, César Morís
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) or bicuspid aortopathy is the most common congenital heart disease. It can be clinically silent and it is often identified as an incidental finding in otherwise healthy, asymptomatic patients. However, it can be dysfunctioning at birth, even requiring neonatal intervention, or, in time, lead to aortic stenosis, aortic insufficiency, and endocarditis, and also be associated with aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. Given its prevalence and significant complications, it is estimated that BAV is responsible for more deaths and morbidity than the combined effects of all the other congenital heart defects...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615160/nkx2-5-is-essential-to-establish-normal-heart-rate-variability-in-the-zebrafish-embryo
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Jamie K Harrington, Robert Sorabella, Abigail Tercek, Joseph R Isler, Kimara L Targoff
Heart rate variability (HRV) has become an important clinical marker of cardiovascular health and a research measure for the study of the cardiac conduction system and its autonomic controls. While zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an ideal vertebrate model for understanding heart development, HRV has only recently been investigated in this system. We have previously demonstrated that nkx2.5 and nkx2.7, two homologues of Nkx2-5 expressed in zebrafish cardiomyocytes, play vital roles in maintaining cardiac chamber-specific characteristics...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611787/lack-of-diuretic-efficiency-but-not-low-diuresis-early-in-an-acutely-decompensated-heart-failure-episode-is-associated-with-increased-180-day-mortality
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João Pedro Ferreira, Nicolas Girerd, Pedro Bettencourt Medeiros, Miguel Bento Ricardo, Tiago Almeida, Alexandre Rola, Faiez Zannad, Patrick Rossignol, Irene Aragão
INTRODUCTION: The assessment of the amount of urine produced by the dose of administered diuretic has been proposed as the main signal of interest in diuretic responsiveness - diuretic efficiency (DE). The main aim of our study is to determine if a low DE is associated with 180-day all-cause mortality (ACM). METHODS: During a 3-year period, we retrospectively studied patients with acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and respiratory insufficiency admitted to the emergency room of a tertiary university hospital in Porto, Portugal...
February 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611348/early-detection-of-subclinical-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-the-cardiomems-heart-failure-system
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Sinan Sarsam, Georgy Kaspar, Shukri David, Marcel Zughaib
BACKGROUND The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a well validated tool to optimize management of systolic and diastolic heart failure and has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by 37%. We are reporting a unique case of acute aortic valve insufficiency as a first sign of endocarditis, detected early in a patient with the CardioMEMS device. CASE REPORT A 79-year-old man with dual bioprosthetic mitral and aortic valve replacement and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy had a CardioMEMS Heart Failure System implanted 2 months following valve replacement surgery...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608983/folic-acid-reduces-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-by-modulating-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase
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Yanti Octavia, Georgios Kararigas, Martine de Boer, Ihsan Chrifi, Rinrada Kietadisorn, Melissa Swinnen, Hans Duimel, Fons K Verheyen, Maarten M Brandt, Daniela Fliegner, Caroline Cheng, Stefan Janssens, Dirk J Duncker, An L Moens
The use of doxorubicin (DOXO) as a chemotherapeutic drug has been hampered by cardiotoxicity leading to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Folic acid (FA) is a modulator of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS), which in turn is an important player in diseases associated with NO insufficiency or NOS dysregulation, such as pressure overload and myocardial infarction. However, the role of FA in DOXO-induced cardiomyopathy is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that FA prevents DOXO-induced cardiomyopathy by modulating eNOS and mitochondrial structure and function...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606165/pitfalls-in-tamvi-experience-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-system
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Paul P Heinisch, Fabien Praz, Bernhard Winkler, Stephan Windecker, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous transapical implantation of transcatheter heart valves in the native mitral and aortic position may be considered as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients presenting with combined valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old female with severe aortic stenosis, severe mitral stenosis with mild mitral insufficiency, persistent atrial fibrillation, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and NYHA class of IV was evaluated by our interdisciplinary heart team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605423/source-3-1-year-outcomes-post-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-latest-generation-of-the-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve
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Olaf Wendler, Gerhard Schymik, Hendrik Treede, Helmut Baumgartner, Nicolas Dumonteil, Franz-Josef Neumann, Giuseppe Tarantini, José Luis Zamorano, Alec Vahanian
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has developed from a procedure for patients with aortic stenosis inoperable or high risk for surgery, into a treatment option even for intermediate risk elderly patients. This development has been facilitated by the clinical learning curve and constant improvements of transcatheter heart valves used. We present total 1-year results of SOURCE 3, the European post-approval multicentre registry of the latest generation balloon expandable SAPIEN 3TM (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA)...
June 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602369/heart-failure-complicating-acute-mtyocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Wilbert S Aronow
Factors predisposing the older person with acute myocardial infarction (MI) to develop heart failure (HF) include an increased prevalence of MI, multivessel coronary artery disease, decreased left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve, impairment of LV diastolic relaxation, increased hypertension, LV hypertrophy, diabetes mellitus, valvular heart disease, and renal insufficiency. HF associated with acute MI should be treated with a loop diuretic. The use of nitrates, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, aldosterone antagonists, beta-blockers, digoxin, and positive inotropic drugs; treatment of arrhythmias and mechanical complications; and indications for use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization is discussed...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594802/-remote-results-of-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Iu I Kazakov, A P Kas'ianenko, N Iu Sokolova, A V Bakulina, A O Iakovlev
The authors comparatively analysed the remote results of carotid endarterectomy and risk factors for unfavourable outcomes in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The outcomes of carotid endarterectomy were studied in a total of 168 patients, with the follow-up terms up to 8 years. Depending on the presence or absence of DM, the patients were divided into two groups. Group One comprised 79 patients with an atherosclerotic lesion of the internal carotid artery and accompanying DM, with Group Two consisting of 89 non-diabetic patients...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592028/-analysis-of-12-cases-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-confirmed-by-pathology
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Y X Wang, F Fang, Y F Guo, Y M Li, T Y Sun, M Zhang, J Chen, B M Fang
Objective: To study the etiological, clinical, radiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic manifestations of exogenous lipoid pneumonia (ELP), and therefore to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical data of 12 cases of ELP confirmed by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 9 males and 3 females, with an average age of 73.8 years (range, 44 to 100 years). The underlying diseases were variable, including diseases affecting the general condition (multiple organ failure, chronic heart and renal insufficiency, pemphigoid, etc) and conditions with increased risk of aspiration (sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, advanced stage of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paralytic ileus, etc)...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589709/generation-of-nkx2-5-creer-transgenic-mice-for-inducible-cre-expression-in-developing-hearts
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Sara Ranjbarvaziri, Shuin Park, Ngoc B Nguyen, William B Gilmore, Peng Zhao, Reza Ardehali
Nkx2-5 is a homeobox-containing transcriptional regulator that serves as one of the earliest markers of cardiac lineage commitment. To study the role of Nkx2-5-expressing progenitors at specific time points in cardiac development, we have generated a novel and inducible NKX2-5 mouse line by knocking in a CreER cassette into the Nkx2-5 genomic locus, while preserving the endogenous Nkx2-5 gene to avoid haploinsufficiency. We evaluated the specificity and efficiency of CreER activity after 4-OHT injection by crossing Nkx2-5(CreER/+) mice with a Rosa26(tdT/+) reporter strain...
June 7, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584899/development-of-aerosol-phospholipid-microparticles-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#20
Sarah Brousseau, Zimeng Wang, Sweta K Gupta, Samantha A Meenach
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an incurable cardiovascular disease characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries leading from the heart to the lungs. Over two million people in the USA are diagnosed with PAH annually and the typical survival rate is only 3 years after diagnosis. Current treatments are insufficient because of limited bioavailability, toxicity, and costs associated with approved therapeutics. Aerosol delivery of drugs is an attractive approach to treat respiratory diseases because it increases localized drug concentration while reducing systemic side effects...
June 5, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
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