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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340223/implantation-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-devices-using-three-leads-by-cephalic-vein-dissection-approach
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Alexios Hadjis, Riccardo Proietti, Vidal Essebag
Aims: Percutaneous subclavian, axillary, and cephalic vein access are all used in conjunction for atrial and ventricular lead implantation, though no standard approach for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation has been established. We describe an effective and a safe technique for implanting three leads via cephalic vein for CRT pacemaker and/or defibrillator implantations. Methods and results: A total of 171 consecutive patients undergoing de novo implantation of CRT pacemaker or defibrillator were included...
March 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339837/vitamin-d-treatment-attenuates-cardiac-fgf23-fgfr4-signaling-and-hypertrophy-in-uremic-rats
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Maren Leifheit-Nestler, Alexander Grabner, Laura Hermann, Beatrice Richter, Karin Schmitz, Dagmar-Christiane Fischer, Christopher Yanucil, Christian Faul, Dieter Haffner
Background.: Vitamin D deficiency and excess of circulating fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) contribute to cardiovascular mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). FGF23 activates FGF receptor 4 and (FGFR4) calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling in cardiac myocytes, thereby causing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Here, we determined if 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) inhibits FGF23-induced cardiac signaling and LVH. Methods...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339772/heterologous-desensitization-of-cardiac-%C3%AE-adrenergic-signal-via-hormone-induced-%C3%AE-ar-arrestin-pde4-complexes
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Qian Shi, Minghui Li, Delphine Mika, Qin Fu, Sungjin Kim, Jason Phan, Ao Shen, Gregoire Vandecasteele, Yang K Xiang
Aims: Cardiac β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) signaling is susceptible to heterologous desensitization by different neurohormonal stimuli in clinical conditions associated with heart failure. We aim to examine the underlying mechanism of cross talk between βARs and a set of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) activated by hormones/agonists. Methods and results: Rat ventricular cardiomyocytes were used to determine heterologous phosphorylation of βARs under a series of GPCR agonists...
February 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337437/bioengineering-approaches-to-mature-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#4
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Xuetao Sun, Sara S Nunes
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CM) represent a potential unlimited cell supply for cardiac tissue engineering and possibly regenerative medicine applications. However, hPSC-CMs produced by current protocols are not representative of native adult human cardiomyocytes as they display immature gene expression profile, structure and function. In order to improve hPSC-CM maturity and function, various approaches have been developed, including genetic manipulations to induce gene expression, delivery of biochemical factors, such as triiodothyronine and alpha-adrenergic agonist phenylephrine, induction of cell alignment in 3D tissues, mechanical stress as a mimic of cardiac load and electrical stimulation/pacing or a combination of these...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336524/dual-roles-for-bone-marrow-derived-sca-1-cells-in-cardiac-function
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Stephanie W Tobin, Shu-Hong Li, Jiao Li, Jun Wu, Azadeh Yeganeh, Pan Yu, Richard D Weisel, Ren-Ke Li
Recruitment of stem cells from the bone marrow (BM) is an important aspect of cardiac healing that becomes inefficient with age. We investigated the role of young stem cell antigen 1 (Sca-1)-positive BM cells on the aged heart by microarray analysis after BM reconstitution. Sca-1(+) and Sca-1(-) BM cells from young green fluorescent protein (GFP)-positive mice were used to reconstitute the BM of aged mice. Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced 3 mo later. GFP(+) cells were more abundant in the BM, blood, and heart of Sca-1(+) mice, which corresponded to preserved cardiac function after MI...
March 23, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334126/heartfelt-self-cardio-visual-integration-affects-self-face-recognition-and-interoceptive-cortical-processing
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Alejandra Sel, Ruben T Azevedo, Manos Tsakiris
The sense of body-ownership relies on the representation of both interoceptive and exteroceptive signals coming from one's body. However, it remains unknown how the integration of bodily signals coming from "outside" and "inside" the body is instantiated in the brain. Here, we used a modified version of the Enfacement Illusion to investigate whether the integration of visual and cardiac information can alter self-face recognition (Experiment 1) and neural responses to heartbeats (Experiment 2). We projected a pulsing shade, that was synchronous or asynchronous with the participant's heartbeat, onto a picture depicting the participant's face morphed with the face of an unfamiliar other...
October 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333102/biological-effect-of-licochalcone-c-on-the-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-enos-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inos-no-signaling-pathways-in-h9c2-cells-in-response-to-lps-stimulation
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Sara Franceschelli, Mirko Pesce, Alessio Ferrone, Daniela Maria Pia Gatta, Antonia Patruno, Maria Anna De Lutiis, José Luis Quiles, Alfredo Grilli, Mario Felaco, Lorenza Speranza
Polyphenols compounds are a group molecules present in many plants. They have antioxidant properties and can also be helpful in the management of sepsis. Licochalcone C (LicoC), a constituent of Glycyrrhiza glabra, has various biological and pharmacological properties. In saying this, the effect of LicoC on the inflammatory response that characterizes septic myocardial dysfunction is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether LicoC exhibits anti-inflammatory properties on H9c2 cells that are stimulated with lipopolysaccharide...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331525/the-anti-ageing-molecule-sirt1-mediates-beneficial-effects-of-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Giusy Russomanno, Graziamaria Corbi, Valentina Manzo, Nicola Ferrara, Giuseppe Rengo, Annibale A Puca, Salvatore Latte, Albino Carrizzo, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Ramaroson Andriantsitohaina, Walter Filippelli, Carmine Vecchione, Amelia Filippelli, Valeria Conti
BACKGROUND: An exercise-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) is established as adjuvant therapy in heart failure (HF), nevertheless it is underutilized, especially in the elderly. While the functional and hemodynamic effects of CRP are well known, its underlying molecular mechanisms have not been fully clarified. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of a well-structured 4-week CRP in patients with stable HF from a molecular point of view. RESULTS: A prospective longitudinal observational study was conducted on patients consecutively admitted to cardiac rehabilitation...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328748/cyclophilin-d-modulates-the-cardiac-mitochondrial-target-of-isoflurane-sevoflurane-and-desflurane
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Rania Harisseh, Pascal Chiari, Camille Villedieu, Pauline Sueur, Maryline Abrial, Jean-Luc Fellahi, Michel Ovize, Abdallah Gharib
BACKGROUND: Volatile anesthetics are known to limit myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injuries. Mitochondria were shown to be major contributors to cardioprotection. Cyclophilin D (CypD) is one of the main regulators of mitochondria-induced cell death. We compared the effect of isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane in the presence or absence of CypD, to clarify its role in the mechanism of cardioprotection induced by these anesthetics. METHODS: Oxidative phosphorylation, mitochondrial membrane potential and H2O2 production were measured in isolated mitochondria from wild-type or CypD knockout mice in basal conditions and after hypoxia-reoxygenation in presence or absence of volatiles anesthetics...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325730/glucose-oxidation-positively-regulates-glucose-uptake-and-improves-cardiac-function-recovery-after-myocardial-reperfusion
#10
Tingting Li, Jie Xu, Xinghua Qin, Zuoxu Hou, Yongzheng Guo, Zhenhua Liu, Jianjiang Wu, Hong Zheng, Xing Zhang, Feng Gao
Myocardial reperfusion decreases glucose oxidation and uncouples glucose oxidation from glycolysis. Therapies that increase glucose oxidation lessen myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. However, the regulation of glucose uptake during reperfusion remains poorly understood. Here we found that glucose uptake was remarkably diminished in myocardium following reperfusion in Sprague-Dawley rats as detected by 18F-labeled and fluorescent-labeled glucose analogs, even though GLUT1 was upregulated by 3 folds and GLUT4 translocation remained unchanged compared with those of sham rats...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321943/development-of-3d-intramural-and-surface-potentials-in-the-lv-microstructural-basis-of-preferential-transmural-conduction
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Bryan J Caldwell, Mark L Trew, Ian J Legrice, Bruce H Smaill
INTRODUCTION: Extracellular potentials measured on the heart surfaces are used to infer events that originate deep within the heart wall. We have reconstructed intramural potentials in three dimensions for the first time, and compare these with epicardial and endocardial surface potentials and cardiac microstructure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Extracellular potentials from intramural point stimulation were measured from a high density 3D electrode array in the in vivo pig LV...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321644/vinpocetine-attenuates-pathological-cardiac-remodeling-by-inhibiting-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Mei-Ping Wu, Yi-Shuai Zhang, Xiangbin Xu, Qian Zhou, Jian-Dong Li, Chen Yan
PURPOSE: Pathological cardiac remodeling, characterized by cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, is a pathological feature of many cardiac disorders that leads to heart failure and cardiac arrest. Vinpocetine, a derivative of the alkaloid vincamine, has been used for enhancing cerebral blood flow to treat cognitive impairment. However, its role in pathological cardiac remodeling remains unknown. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of vinpocetine on pathological cardiac remodeling induced by chronic stimulation with angiotensin II (Ang II)...
March 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321048/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-power-frequency-magnetic-fields-on-the-electrical-activity-of-cardiomyocytes-differentiated-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Masayuki Takahashi, Atsushi Saito, Yasuhiko Jimbo, Satoshi Nakasono
Although cardiac activity is known to differ between species in many respects, most evaluations of the cardiac effects of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields, which have a stimulant effect on electrically activated cells, have been performed in non-human experimental animals and cells, and the effects in humans have been assessed using theoretical models. In recent years, it has been verified that human cardiomyocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS-CM) are useful for evaluating human responses to various cardioactive compounds...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320863/rac1-gtpase-regulates-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-2-and-fibrotic-remodeling
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Daniel Lavall, Pia Schuster, Nadine Jacobs, Andrey Kazakov, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Laufs
The aim of the study was to characterize the role of Rac1 GTPase for the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediated pro-fibrotic remodeling. Transgenic mice with cardiac overexpression of constitutively active Rac1 (RacET) develop an age-dependent phenotype with atrial dilatation, fibrosis and atrial fibrillation. Expression of MR was similar in RacET and wild-type (WT) mice. The expression of 11β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) was age-dependently upregulated in the atria and the left ventricles of RacET mice on mRNA and protein level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316060/hotair-functions-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-pten-expression-by-inhibiting-mir-19-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
#15
Yanjun Lai, Shuai He, Liming Ma, Hong Lin, Biyun Ren, Jing Ma, Xinyu Zhu, Shifang Zhuang
Sustained cardiac hypertrophy (CH) is related to a variety of physiological as well as pathological stimuli and eventually increases the risk of heart failure. HOTAIR has been identified as a competing endogenous RNA in multiple human biological processes. Whether lncRNA-HOTAIR is involved in the progress of CH and how it works still remain unknown. Herein, we found that HOTAIR was down-regulated, while miR-19 was up-regulated in both heart tissues from TAC-operated mice in vivo and cultural cardiomyocytes treated with Ang-II in vitro by real-time PCR...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316029/impulsivity-and-stress-response-in-pathological-gamblers-during-the-trier-social-stress-test
#16
G Maniaci, A E Goudriaan, C Cannizzaro, R J van Holst
Gambling has been associated with increased sympathetic nervous system output and stimulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. However it is unclear how these systems are affected in pathological gambling. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) on cortisol and on cardiac interbeat intervals in relation to impulsivity, in a sample of male pathological gamblers compared to healthy controls. In addition, we investigated the correlation between the TSST, duration of the disorder and impulsivity...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315522/human-cardiac-fibroblasts-adaptive-responses-to-controlled-combined-mechanical-strain-and-oxygen-changes-in-vitro
#17
Giovanni Stefano Ugolini, Andrea Pavesi, Marco Rasponi, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Roger Kamm, Monica Soncini
Upon cardiac pathological conditions such as ischemia, microenvironmental changes instruct a series of cellular responses that trigger cardiac fibroblasts-mediated tissue adaptation and inflammation. A comprehensive model of how early environmental changes may induce cardiac fibroblasts (CF) pathological responses is far from being elucidated, partly due to the lack of approaches involving complex and simultaneous environmental stimulation. Here, we provide a first analysis of human primary CF behavior by means of a multi-stimulus microdevice for combined application of cyclic mechanical strain and controlled oxygen tension...
March 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315344/further-analysis-of-the-inhibition-by-agmatine-on-the-cardiac-sympathetic-outflow-role-of-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-subtypes
#18
Luis Cobos-Puc, Hilda Aguayo-Morales, Janeth Ventura-Sobrevilla, Diana Luque-Contreras, Miguel Chin-Chan
This study has investigated the role of the α2-adrenoceptor subtypes involved in the inhibition of the cardiac sympathetic outflow induced by intravenous (i.v) infusions of agmatine. Therefore, we analysed the effect of an i.v. bolus injections of the selective antagonists BRL 44408 (300μg/kg; α2A), imiloxan (3000μg/kg; α2B), and JP-1302 (300μg/kg; α2C) given separately, and their combinations: BRL 44408 plus Imiloxan, JP 1302 plus imiloxan, BRL 44408 plus JP-1302, BRL 44408 plus imiloxan plus JP-1302 on the cardiac sympatho-inhibition of agmatine...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306693/cocaine-and-coronary-artery-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#19
Giovanni P Talarico, Maria L Crosta, Maria B Giannico, Francesco Summaria, Leonardo Calò, Roberto Patrizi
Cocaine is associated with important cardiac complications such as sudden death, acute myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, life-threatening arrhythmias, and myocardial ischemia as well as infarction. It is well known that cocaine may induce vasospasm through adrenergic stimulation of the coronary arteries. Moreover, cocaine may promote intracoronary thrombosis, triggered by alterations in the plasma constituents, and platelet aggregation, leading to subsequent myocardial infarction. The long-term use of cocaine may stimulate atherosclerosis, probably through endothelial cell dysfunction...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304381/tnf-%C3%AE-stimulates-endothelial-palmitic-acid-transcytosis-and-promotes-insulin-resistance
#20
Wenjing Li, Xiaoyan Yang, Tao Zheng, Shasha Xing, Yaogong Wu, Fang Bian, Guangjie Wu, Ye Li, Juyi Li, Xiangli Bai, Dan Wu, Xiong Jia, Ling Wang, Lin Zhu, Si Jin
Persistent elevation of plasma TNF-α is a marker of low grade systemic inflammation. Palmitic acid (PA) is the most abundant type of saturated fatty acid in human body. PA is bound with albumin in plasma and could not pass through endothelial barrier freely. Albumin-bound PA has to be transported across monolayer endothelial cells through intracellular transcytosis, but not intercellular diffusion. In the present study, we discovered that TNF-α might stimulate PA transcytosis across cardiac microvascular endothelial cells, which further impaired the insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by cardiomyocytes and promoted insulin resistance...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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