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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106161/cold-spells-and-ischaemic-sudden-cardiac-death-effect-modification-by-prior-diagnosis-of-ischaemic-heart-disease-and-cardioprotective-medication
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Niilo R I Ryti, Elina M S Mäkikyrö, Harri Antikainen, M Juhani Junttila, Eeva Hookana, Tiina M Ikäheimo, Marja-Leena Kortelainen, Heikki V Huikuri, Jouni J K Jaakkola
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death. The current paradigm in SCD requires the presence of an abnormal myocardial substrate and an internal or external transient factor that triggers cardiac arrest. Based on prior mechanistic evidence, we hypothesized that an unusually cold weather event (a cold spell) could act as an external factor triggering SCD. We tested potential effect modification of prior diagnoses and select pharmacological agents disrupting pathological pathways between cold exposure and death...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106124/effect-of-myocyte-fibroblast-coupling-on-the-onset-of-pathological-dynamics-in-a-model-of-ventricular-tissue
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S Sridhar, Nele Vandersickel, Alexander V Panfilov
Managing lethal cardiac arrhythmias is one of the biggest challenges in modern cardiology, and hence it is very important to understand the factors underlying such arrhythmias. While early afterdepolarizations (EAD) of cardiac cells is known to be one such arrhythmogenic factor, the mechanisms underlying the emergence of tissue level arrhythmias from cellular level EADs is not fully understood. Another known arrhythmogenic condition is fibrosis of cardiac tissue that occurs both due to aging and in many types of heart diseases...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104771/circulating-noncoding-rnas-as-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-injury
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REVIEW
Janika Viereck, Thomas Thum
The discovery of thousands of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) has expanded our view on mammalian genomes and transcriptomes, as well as their organization and regulation. Accumulating evidence on aberrantly regulated ncRNAs, including short microRNAs, long ncRNAs and circular RNAs, across various heart diseases indicates that ncRNAs are critical contributors to cardiovascular pathophysiology. In addition, ncRNAs are released into the circulation where they are present in concentration levels that differ between healthy subjects and diseased patients...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104764/long-noncoding-rnas-in-pathological-cardiac-remodeling
#4
Janika Viereck, Thomas Thum
A novel long noncoding RNA Chaer acts as noncoding epigenetic regulator at the onset of cardiac hypertrophy and enables an improved understanding about the complex mechanisms in cardiovascular disease.
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104483/the-inhomogeneity-and-complexity-in-defining-fractionated-electrograms
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Lisette J M E van der Does, Natasja M S de Groot
Ablation strategies targeting areas of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) are not successful in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Fractionation of atrial electrograms may have multiple causes of both pathological and non-pathological origin. In order to get insight in the definitions used for determining areas of fractionation a literature search was performed using a systematic approach. A Pubmed search for studies describing fractionation during human atrial electrophysiological measurements resulted in 348 articles that were screened for new definitions of fractionation...
January 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103807/relationship-key-factor-of-inflammation-and-the-development-of-complications-in-the-late-period-of-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-visceral-obesity
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Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Yulia Dyleva, Olga Akbasheva, Vera Matveeva, Victoria Karetnikova, Alexander Kokov, Olga Barbarash
BACKGROUND: Cytokines play an significant role in regulating non-specific inflammatory response involved in many pathological processes. The current study tested the hypothesis that myocardial infarction in patients with obesity can lead to increased production of proinflammatory cytokines and unfavorable course of the pathological process. METHODS: The study recruited 232 male patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction. The mean age of the patients was 58...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100570/a-rare-cause-of-constrictive-pericarditis
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Shane Patrick Flood, Omar Ayah, Satoshi Furukawa, Robert B Norris
A 67-year-old man presented with 3 months of exertional dyspnoea and 1 week of oedema. Examination revealed elevated neck veins, pulsus paradoxus, muffled heart sounds, decreased breath sounds and pedal oedema. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) demonstrated cardiac tamponade, and chest X-ray showed pleural effusion. Pericardiocentesis, thoracocentesis, laboratory investigations and CT did not elucidate an underlying aetiology. Three weeks later, he presented with recurrent cardiac tamponade and pleural effusion...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099709/preliminary-study-of-the-effects-of-furosemide-on-blood-pressure-during-late-onset-pre-eclampsia-in-patients-with-high%C3%A2-cardiac-output
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Péter Tamás, Eszter Hantosi, Bálint Farkas, Zsolt Ifi, József Betlehem, József Bódis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of furosemide on hypertension and edema in patients with pre-eclampsia experiencing high cardiac output. METHODS: The present cohort study enrolled patients with pre-eclampsia who were admitted to the pregnancy pathology unit of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pécs, Hungary, between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Eligible patients had singleton pregnancies with no fetal anomalies, high blood volume, visible edema, and a hematocrit concentration below 37 L/L...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099680/novel-putative-pharmacologic-therapies-to-protect-the-right-ventricle-in-pulmonary-hypertension-a-review-of-current-literature
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REVIEW
Gerald J Maarman, Rainer Schulz, Karen Sliwa, Ralph Schermuly, Sandrine Lecour
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure following the pathologic remodelling of small pulmonary arteries. An increase in right ventricular (RV) afterload results in RV hypertrophy and RV failure. The pathophysiology of PH, and RV remodelling in particular, are not well understood, thus explaining, at least in part, why current PH therapies have a limited effect. Existing therapies mostly target the pulmonary circulation. Because the remodelled RV fails to support normal cardiac function, patients eventually succumb from RV failure...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098417/delivery-of-anesthesia-for-children-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-iii-sanfilippo-syndrome-a-review-of-86-anesthetics
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Marc A Cohen, Grant M Stuart
BACKGROUND: Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS III) is rare, with 97 cases in the United Kingdom between 1988 and 1998. Mucopolysaccharide infiltration of tissues in mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) causes multi-systemic pathology including difficult airways and cardiac disease. Published anesthesia case reviews of Sanfilippo syndrome have included limited numbers of patients to date. AIM: To identify the perioperative management and complications of anesthesia in children with mucopolysaccharidosis Type III at Great Ormond Street Hospital...
January 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097735/autoimmune-enteropathy-and-hepatitis-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipient
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Kimberly Lewis, Ryan Butts, J Antonio Quiros, Michelle Hudspeth, Katherine Twombley, Andrew Savage, Sally Self, Ali Burnette, Shaoli Sun
AIE is a rare disorder in children that presents with severe diarrhea and malabsorption, caused by immune-mediated damage to intestinal mucosa. AIE is often associated with various syndromes of immunodeficiency including IPEX syndrome (immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy and enteropathy, X-linked). Dysfunctional T regulatory cells are the source of pathology in both IPEX syndrome and AIE as they are essential in maintaining tolerance to self-antigens and eliminating autoreactive B cells. This case report describes a 10-year-old cardiac transplant and total thymectomy patient on chronic immunosuppression with tacrolimus that presented with AIE and extraintestinal manifestations of cyclical hepatitis...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097647/microbiota-composition-and-pulmonary-surfactant-protein-expression-as-markers-of-death-by-drowning
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So-Yeon Lee, Seung-Kyun Woo, So-Min Lee, Eun-Ju Ha, Kyoung-Hee Lim, Kyung-Hwa Choi, Young-Hee Roh, Yong-Bin Eom
Pathological diagnosis of drowning remains a challenge for forensic science, because of a lack of pathognomonic findings. We analyzed microbiota and surfactant protein in the lungs for a novel diagnosis of drowning. All rats were divided into drowning, postmortem submersion, and control groups. The water, lungs, closed organs (kidney and liver), and cardiac blood in rats were assayed by targeting 16S ribosomal RNA of Miseq sequencing. Lung samples were analyzed by immunohistochemical staining for surfactant protein A...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097372/the-role-of-neuropeptides-in-adverse-myocardial-remodeling-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Alexander Widiapradja, Prasad Chunduri, Scott P Levick
In addition to traditional neurotransmitters of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the heart also contains numerous neuropeptides. These neuropeptides not only modulate the effects of neurotransmitters, but also have independent effects on cardiac function. While in most cases the physiological actions of these neuropeptides are well defined, their contributions to cardiac pathology are less appreciated. Some neuropeptides are cardioprotective, some promote adverse cardiac remodeling and heart failure, and in the case of others their functions are unclear...
January 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097187/intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasound-for-traumatic-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta
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Michelle Eddins, Marco Aguirre, Jonathan Price, Michael Wait, Pietro Bajona
Epiaortic ultrasound is an imaging modality that is commonly used to evaluate the ascending aorta for atheroma and other mural lesions during elective cardiac surgery. Its use in contained aortic rupture has not been established. We present a case of thoracic trauma with contained pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta. At operation, the precise location of the aortic tear could not be identified by visual inspection, manual palpation, or transesophageal echocardiography. Epiaortic ultrasound was employed and the aortic defect was identified and successfully repaired...
June 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096044/use-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-contrast-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-masses
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Hongmei Xia, Ling Gan, Yan Jiang, Qi Tang, Ping Zhang, Xuefeng Tang, Li Wen, Zheng Liu, Yunhua Gao
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the combination of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and contrast echocardiography (CE) accurately diagnose suspected cardiac masses using large sample data. METHODS: Patients with cardiac masses undergoing surgical treatment were enrolled in this study. Routine transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TEE examinations were carried out, and CE examinations were carried out when needed. All patients' clinical data and imaging features were retrospectively reviewed...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093270/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-tissue-tracking-in-right-ventricle-feasibility-and-normal-values
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Vien T Truong, Komal S Safdar, Dinesh K Kalra, Xuexin Gao, Stephanie Ambach, Michael D Taylor, Ryan Moore, Robin J Taylor, Joshua Germann, Olga Toro-Salazar, John L Jefferies, Cheryl Bartone, Subha V Raman, Tam Ngo, Wojciech Mazur
PURPOSE: To investigate right ventricular (RV) strain in patients without identified cardiac pathology using cardiac magnetic resonance tissue tracking (CMR TT). METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive patients with no identified cardiac pathology were analyzed. RV longitudinal and circumferential strain was assessed by CMR TT. The age range was 4-81years with a median of 32years (interquartile range, 15 to 56years). RESULTS: Analysis time per patient was <5min...
January 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091942/all-trans-retinoic-acid-supplementation-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-cytokines-induced-by-methylglyoxal
#17
Umadevi Subramanian, Devipriya Nagarajan
Methylglyoxal (MG), a metabolic intermediate of glycolysis is a precursor for endogeneous production of advanced glycation end-products. The increased production of MG have negative influence over the structure and function of different biomolecules and thus plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiac complications. Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, has a major role in preventing cardiac remodeling and ventricular fibrosis. Hence, the objective of the present study was to determine whether rats administered with all-trans retinoic acid (RA) could attenuate MG induced pathological effects...
January 14, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091901/contractility-of-right-ventricular-myocardium-in-male-and-female-rats-during-physiological-and-pathological-hypertrophy
#18
Yu L Protsenko, A A Balakin, D A Kuznetsov, A G Kursanov, R V Lisin, E A Mukhlynina, O N Lookin
Sex differences in the morphogenesis and adaptation of the mechanisms controlling myocardium contractility during physiological and pathological hypertrophy of the right ventricle were demonstrated in mature rats. The study revealed sex-dependent effects of physiological and pathological cardiac hypertrophy on the coefficient of variation of the cardiomyocyte diameter, length-dependent control of the contractile force, and the maximum velocity of isotonic shortening.
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091357/assessment-of-the-need-for-a-cardiac-morphology-curriculum-for-paediatric-cardiology-fellows
#19
Lindsay S Rogers, Melissa Klein, Jeanne James, Michael FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: Expert knowledge of cardiac malformations is essential for paediatric cardiologists. Current cardiac morphology fellowship teaching format, content, and nomenclature are left up to the discretion of the individual fellowship programmes. We aimed to assess practices and barriers in morphology education, perceived effectiveness of current curricula, and preferences for a standardised fellow morphology curriculum. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed de novo and administered anonymously via e-mail to all paediatric cardiology fellowship programme directors and associate directors in the United States of America; leaders were asked to forward the survey to fellows...
January 16, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090262/rapidly-growing-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-mass-in-patient-with-sarcomatoid-renal-cell-carcinoma
#20
Jongmin Hwang, Yong Hyun Park, Kyung Un Choi, Jeong Su Kim, Ki Won Hwang, Sang Hyun Lee, Min Ku Chon, Soo Yong Lee, Dae Sung Lee
Cardiac metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) without inferior vena cava (IVC) involvements is extremely rare with few reported cases. Sarcomatoid RCC with rhabdoid feature is a rare pathologic type of RCC having aggressive behavior due to great metastatic potential. Here, we report a case of rapidly growing cardiac metastasis of RCC which brought on right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction without IVC and right atrial involvement in a 61-year-old woman. Cardiac arrest occurred during radical nephrectomy and echocardiography revealed mass nearly obstructing the RVOT which was not recognized by preoperative echocardiography 1 month ago...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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