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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646273/pulmonary-vascular-volume-ratio-measured-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-children-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-comparison-with-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Hyun Woo Goo, Sang Hyub Park
BACKGROUND: Lung perfusion scintigraphy is regarded as the gold standard for evaluating differential lung perfusion ratio in congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiac CT with lung perfusion scintigraphy for estimated pulmonary vascular volume ratio in patients with congenital heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 52 children and young adults (median age 4 years, range 2 months to 28 years; 31 males) with congenital heart disease who underwent cardiac CT and lung perfusion scintigraphy without an interim surgical or transcatheter intervention and within 1 year...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646245/six-minute-walk-test-as-a-predictor-of-diagnosis-disease-severity-and-clinical-outcomes-in-scleroderma-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-the-dibosa-study
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Abhishek Gadre, Christian Ghattas, Xiaozhen Han, Xiaofeng Wang, Omar Minai, Kristin B Highland
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common complication of scleroderma (SSc) and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To explore the utility of the 6MWT in the prediction of SSc-PH and to assess its prognostic implications. METHODS: A retrospective review of SSc patients from 2003 to 2013, with 6MWT and echocardiogram (n = 286), was conducted. Presence of PH was defined by right heart catheterization. Patients were randomized into development and validation cohorts...
June 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645933/reoxygenation-reverses-hypoxic-pulmonary-arterial-remodeling-by-inducing-smooth-muscle-cell-apoptosis-via-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#3
Jian Chen, Yan-Xia Wang, Ming-Qing Dong, Bo Zhang, Ying Luo, Wen Niu, Zhi-Chao Li
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial remodeling, a main characteristic of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, can gradually reverse once oxygen has been restored. Previous studies documented that apoptosis increased markedly during the reversal of remodeled pulmonary arteries, but the types of cells and mechanisms related to the apoptosis have remained elusive. This study aimed to determine whether pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC)-specific apoptosis was involved in the reoxygenation-induced reversal of hypoxic pulmonary arterial remodeling and elucidate the underlying mechanism...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645780/salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-danshen-extract-attenuates-permanent-cerebral-ischemia-through-inhibiting-platelet-activation-in-rats
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Yu-Xiang Fei, Si-Qi Wang, Li-Jian Yang, Yan-Ying Qiu, Yi-Ze Li, Wen-Yuan Liu, Tao Xi, Wei-Rong Fang, Yun-Man Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen is a crude herbal drug isolated from dried roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. This plant is widely used in oriental medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The supercritical CO2 extract from Danshen (SCED) (57.85%, 5.67% and 4.55% for tanshinone IIA, tanshinone I and cryptotanshinone respectively) was studied in this article, whose potential molecular mechanism remains unclear, especially in anti-thrombosis. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study was designed to observe the protective effect of SCED on ischemic stroke in rats and to explore the underlying anti-thrombosis mechanism...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645498/pulmonary-artery-embolization-after-blunt-trauma
#5
Jean-Michel Maury, Hani Saiedi, Didier Revel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645241/long-term-outcome-after-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-surgery-and-reintervention
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Kristofer Skoglund, Gunnar Svensson, Ulf Thilén, Mikael Dellborg, Peter Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract with a conduit is an established surgical procedure in congenital heart disease and reinterventions are common. OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of patients have a conduit, but there are few population-based studies of long-term outcomes after conduit surgery, reoperations, and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: In April 2015, all adult patients with a conduit were identified in the Swedish National Registry for Congenital Heart Disease (SWEDCON)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644566/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-liver-transplantation-for-alagille-syndrome-in-children
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Tao Zhou, Jianjun Zhang, Yi Luo, Yuan Liu, Sy Zhuang, Feng Xue, Longzhi Han, Qiang Xia
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze clinical characteristics and outcome of liver transplantation for Alagille syndrome in children. METHOD: By retrospectively reviewing the medical records of 9 Alagille syndrome patients(AGS) with liver transplantation(LT) in Renji Hospital between 2006 and 2015,After operative,the height and weight Z score were compared with preoperative. RESULT: There were 9 patients included in the study; cholestasis and peculiar faces were seen in all of the patients (100%), heart defect in 8 patients (88...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644066/express-combination-targeted-pulmonary-hypertension-therapy-in-the-resolution-of-dasatinib-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Arun Jose, Hind Rafei, Jalil Ahari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643420/impact-on-survival-of-warfarin-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-receiving-subcutaneous-treprostinil
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Mona Ascha, Xuan Zhou, Youlan Rao, Omar A Minai, Adriano R Tonelli
INTRODUCTION: Anticoagulation is a common treatment modality in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Further studies are needed to appropriately assess the risk / benefit ratio of anticoagulation, particularly in PAH patients receiving PAH-specific therapies. AIMS: We use observational long-term data on PAH patients treated with subcutaneous (SQ) treprostinil from a large open-label study. Patients were followed for up to four years. The use of warfarin and bleeding events were recorded...
June 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642976/prognostic-role-of-a-new-risk-index-for-the-prediction-of-30-day-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-the-age-mean-arterial-pressure-index-amapi
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Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Claudio Picariello, Mauro Carraro, Pietro Zonzin, Loris Roncon
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third cause of cardiovascular (CV) mortality. We evaluated a new risk index, named Age-Mean Arterial Pressure Index (AMAPI), to predict 30-day CV mortality in patients with acute PE. Data of 209 patients (44.0% male and 56.0% female, mean age 70.58 ± 14.14 years) with confirmed acute PE were retrospectively analysed. AMAPI was calculated as the ratio between age and mean arterial pressure (MAP), which was defined as [systolic blood pressure + (2 × diastolic blood pressure)]/3...
June 22, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642793/repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-thrombosed-infrarenal-component-a-modified-hybrid-technique-without-aortic-cross-clamping
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Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Khaled J Zaza, Muhammad Anees Sharif, Samer Koussayer
The authors report the successful repair of a Crawford type III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) with a thrombosed infrarenal component using a modified hybrid technique without aortic clamping in a high-risk patient. A 64-year-old male with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with acute on chronic backache and bilateral short distance claudication. A computerized tomography scan demonstrated a large, nonleaking Crawford type III TAAA with thrombosed infrarenal component of the aneurysm...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642262/arterial-stiffness-induces-remodeling-phenotypes-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-via-yap-taz-mediated-repression-of-cyclooxygenase-2
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Paul B Dieffenbach, Christina Mallarino Haeger, Anna Maria F Coronata, Kyoung Moo Choi, Xaralabos Varelas, Daniel J Tschumperlin, Laura E Fredenburgh
Pulmonary arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PH), and plays a critical role in PH pathophysiology. We have recently demonstrated arterial stiffening early in experimental PH, along with evidence for a mechanobiologic feedback loop by which arterial stiffening promotes further cellular remodeling behaviors. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin signaling have been implicated in stiffness-mediated regulation, with prostaglandin activity inversely correlated to matrix stiffness and remodeling behaviors in vitro, as well as to disease progression in rodent PH models...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642261/transforming-growth-factor-beta-stimulates-smad1-5-signaling-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-and-fibroblasts-of-the-newborn-mouse-through-alk1
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Huili Zhang, Lili Du, Ying Zhong, Kathleen C Flanders, Jesse D Roberts
The intracellular signaling mechanisms through which TGFβ regulates pulmonary development are incompletely understood. Canonical TGFβ signaling involves Smad2/3 phosphorylation, Smad2/3·Smad4 complex formation and nuclear localization, and gene regulation. Here we show that physiologically relevant TGFβ1 levels also stimulate Smad1/5 phosphorylation, typically a mediator of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, in mouse pup pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (mPASMC) and lung fibroblasts and other interstitial lung cell lines...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642034/cyclooxygenase-2-promotes-pulmonary-intravascular-macrophage-accumulation-by-exacerbating-bmp-signaling-in-rat-experimental-hepatopulmonary-syndrome
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Chang Liu, Jing Gao, Bing Chen, Lin Chen, Karine Belguise, Weifeng Yu, Kaizhi Lu, Xiaobo Wang, Bin Yi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: One central factor in hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) pathogenesis is intravascular accumulation of activated macrophages in small pulmonary arteries. However, molecular mechanism underlyingthe macrophage accumulation in HPS is unknown. In this study, we aimed to explore whether elevated COX-2 induces the Bone morphogenicprotein-2 (BMP-2)/Crossveinless-2(CV-2) imbalance and then activation of BMP signaling pathway promotes the macrophage accumulation in Common Bile Duct Ligation (CBDL) rat lung...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642014/acute-hemodynamic-effects-of-intravenous-adenosine-in-patients-with-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-comparison-with-intravenous-epoprostenol
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Rosario Rossi, Francesca Coppi, Fabio Sgura, Daniel Monopoli, Giuseppe Boriani
Exogenous intravenous (IV) adenosine and epoprostenol are effective vasodilator agents, causing a substantial reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance in patients affected by idiopathic pulmonary arteriolar hypertension (PAH). Their action, in patients with PAH associated with other pathological conditions, is not well defined. In the present paper the authors retrospectively analyzed the acute hemodynamic effects of intravenous adenosine and epoprostenol in 30 consecutive patients (mean age: 58 ± 15 years; 21 females, and 9 males) affected by PAH associated with other pathological conditions, as determined by changes from baseline in systemic and pulmonary hemodynamic parameters...
June 19, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641836/late-outcomes-of-pulmonary-embolism-the-post-pe-syndrome
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Akhilesh K Sista, Frederikus A Klok
The post-Pulmonary Embolism (post-PE) syndrome is being increasingly recognized as a long-term consequence of PE. Its most severe manifestation, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), affects a small proportion of PE survivors. However, many more with less severe post-PE syndrome have reduced quality of life and functional capacity. The pathophysiology is incompletely understood, but involves unresolved pulmonary artery thrombi, right ventricular damage, and abnormal gas exchange. Treatment has only been established for CTEPH, and further studies are required to determine how less severe forms of the post-PE syndrome should be treated and if preventive strategies can reduce its incidence...
June 16, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641753/cardiac-dysfunction-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-pathophysiology-clinical-assessment-and-management
#17
Neil Patel, Florian Kipfmueller
Cardiac dysfunction is an important consequence of pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a determinant of disease severity. Increased afterload leads to right ventricular dilatation and diastolic dysfunction. Septal displacement and dysfunction impair left ventricular function, which may also be compromised by fetal hypoplasia. Biventricular failure contributes to systemic hypotension and hypoperfusion. Early and regular echocardiographic assessment of cardiac function and pulmonary artery pressure can guide therapeutic decision-making, including choice and timing of pulmonary vasodilators, cardiotropes, ECMO, and surgery...
June 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641752/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-associated-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Matthew T Harting
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a complex entity wherein a diaphragmatic defect allows intrathoracic herniation of intra-abdominal contents and both pulmonary parenchymal and vascular development are stifled. Pulmonary pathology and pathophysiology, including pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension, are hallmarks of CDH and are associated with disease severity. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is sustained, supranormal pulmonary arterial pressure, and among patients with CDH (CDH-PH), is driven by hypoplastic pulmonary vasculature, including alterations at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels, along with pathophysiologic pulmonary vasoreactivity...
June 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641568/an-expanding-role-of-biomarkers-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#19
Mustafa Yildiz, Alparslan Sahin, Michael Behnes, İbrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), is a chronic disease which may cause or result from mulitple cardiopulmonary disorders. The disease has complex pathophysiological mechanisms and involves many systematic, cellular and molecular changes. Therefore, it is crutial to find out underlying mechanisms and detect biomarkers to achieve early and proper diagnosis, evaluate of disease severity, for follow-up and monitor response to treatment. Many biomarker for PAH have been investigated but yet no such biomarker has been found specific and easily accessible to use for the patients...
June 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640140/aldosterone-and-renin-in-cardiac-patients-referred-for-catheterization
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Paul Erne, Andrea Müller, Gian Paolo Rossi, Burkhardt Seifert, Fabrice Stehlin, Maurice Redondo, Peter T Bauer, Richard Kobza, Therese J Resink, Dragana Radovanovic
Little is known regarding alterations of the renin-angiotensin system in patients referred for cardiac catheterization. Here, we measured plasma levels of active renin and aldosterone in patients referred for cardiac catheterization in order to determine the prevalence of elevated renin, aldosterone, and the aldosterone-renin ratio.A chemiluminescence assay was used to measure plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) and active renin levels in 833 consecutive patients, after an overnight fasting and without any medication for least 12 hours...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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