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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318960/the-role-of-inflammation-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-heart-diseases
#1
Zdenek Matloch, Anna Cinkajzlova, Milos Mraze, Martin Haluzik
Epicardial adipose tissue is not only a specific adipose tissue depot but also an active endocrine organ producing numerous substances with an important role in the development of obesity-related heart diseases. It is located between myocardium and visceral pericardium and consists predominantly of adipocytes, immunocompetent cells, ganglia and interconnecting nerve branches. Several studies documented a positive correlation between pericardial and epicardial fat and left ventricular hypertrophy and septal thickening, leading to diastolic dysfunction, electrocardiographic abnormalities and facilitating cardiac failure...
January 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301516/the-effect-of-dapagliflozin-treatment-on-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume
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Takao Sato, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Sho Yuasa, Shohei Kishi, Koichi Fuse, Satoshi Fujita, Yoshio Ikeda, Hitoshi Kitazawa, Minoru Takahashi, Masahito Sato, Masaaki Okabe
BACKGROUND: Glycosuria produced by sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors is associated with weight loss. SGLT-2 inhibitors reportedly might reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular events. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a pathogenic fat depot that may be associated with coronary atherosclerosis. The present study evaluated the relationship between an SGLT-2 inhibitor (dapagliflozin) and EAT volume. METHODS: In 40 diabetes mellitus patients with coronary artery disease (10 women and 30 men; mean age of all 40 patients was 67...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249787/-anterior-mediastinal-myxoid-liposarcoma-detected-by-chest-computed-tomogram-in-the-patient-with-pneumothorax
#3
Shinji Nakashima, Toshiyuki Maeda, Satoshi Muraki, Taku Sakurada, Jun Sasaki, Eiji Araki, Hisayoshi Osawa, Atsushi Watanabe
A 57-year-old woman visited our hospital with left chest pain. Chest computed tomography (CT) scanning showed left pneumothorax with apical bullae and a nodular shadow in the left anterior mediastinum accidentally. However, a week later, we could not detect a mediastinal shadow on chest CT image after healing of left pneumothorax. Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery was scheduled in order to remove bullae and evaluate an anterior mediastinal lesion. The mediastinal lesion was tumorous and resected with around pericardial fat tissue...
December 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241969/relation-of-ectopic-fat-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-score-in-south-asians-living-in-the-united-states-from-the-mediators-of-atherosclerosis-in-south-asians-living-in-america-masala-study
#4
Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin, Unjali P Gujral, Alka M Kanaya, Namratha R Kandula, John Jeffrey Carr, Cheryl A M Anderson
Few studies have investigated the association between ectopic fat from different depots and cardiovascular risk scores and their components in the same population, and none have investigated these relations in South Asians. In a cross-sectional analysis of 796 participants in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study who had measurements of visceral, subcutaneous, pericardial, hepatic, and intermuscular fat from abdominal and cardiac computed tomography scans, we used linear regression to determine the associations of 1 standard deviation difference in each ectopic fat depot with pooled cohort risk score and its components...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224088/sex-differences-in-body-composition
#5
Miriam A Bredella
Body composition differs between men and women. Men have more lean mass, and women have more fat mass than men. Men are more likely to accumulate adipose tissue around the trunk and abdomen, whereas women usually accumulate adipose tissue around the hips and thighs. Less is known about sex differences in ectopic fat depots. Advances in imaging allow the noninvasive assessment of abdominal and femorogluteal fat compartments, intramyocellular lipids, intrahepatic lipids, pericardial adipose tissue, and neck adipose tissue including brown adipose tissue and tongue adipose tissue...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206172/melatonin-efficacy-in-obese-leptin-deficient-mice-heart
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Alessandra Stacchiotti, Gaia Favero, Lorena Giugno, Igor Golic, Aleksandra Korac, Rita Rezzani
Cardiomyocytes are particularly sensitive to oxidative damage due to the link between mitochondria and sarcoplasmic reticulum necessary for calcium flux and contraction. Melatonin, important indoleamine secreted by the pineal gland during darkness, also has important cardioprotective properties. We designed the present study to define morphological and ultrastructural changes in cardiomyocytes and mainly in mitochondria of an animal model of obesity (ob/ob mice), when treated orally or not with melatonin at 100 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks (from 5 up to 13 week of life)...
December 5, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179902/mediastinal-epipericardial-fat-necrosis-an-overlooked-and-little-known-cause-of-acute-chest-pain-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome
#7
Gabriela Gayer
Necrosis of the fat adjacent to the heart, referred to as pericardial fat necrosis, epipericardial fat necrosis, and mediastinal fat necrosis, is a rare, self-limited condition. It presents as a sudden onset of severe chest pain that mimics symptoms of pulmonary embolism and acute coronary syndrome. Computed tomography (CT) findings are quite typical and consist of a round- or oval-shaped mass-like lesion containing soft tissue and fat density components in the cardiophrenic space. Lack of familiarity with this condition has led in the past to surgical interventions to remove the mass-like mediastinal fat necrosis...
December 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170826/increased-pericardial-adipose-tissue-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-versus-healthy-controls
#8
J Ruppert, D Hartung, M Westhoff-Bleck, J Herrmann, B Stubbs, J Cordes, T H C Krüger, R Lichtinghagen, K G Kahl
Patients with schizophrenia are at increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality versus the general population. Increased intra-abdominal and pericardial adipose tissue are associated with elevated CVD and mortality in the general population, but little is known about these in patients with schizophrenia. This study examined pericardial and intra-abdominal adipose tissue in schizophrenia and compared this to healthy controls. Thirty-one patients with schizophrenia (mean age 41...
November 23, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146023/longitudinal-associations-of-pericardial-and-intrathoracic-fat-with-progression-of-coronary-artery-calcium-from-the-framingham-heart-study
#9
Jane J Lee, Alison Pedley, Udo Hoffmann, Joseph M Massaro, Christopher J O'Donnell, Emelia J Benjamin, Michelle T Long
Cross-sectional studies have shown that pericardial fat is associated with atherosclerotic burden above and beyond generalized and central adiposity. Whether pericardial fat is longitudinally associated with coronary artery calcium (CAC) has not been firmly established. We examined the associations between cardiac ectopic fat including pericardial and intrathoracic fat with CAC progression and incidence in a community-based study setting. Study participants were from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring and Third Generation Cohorts who underwent multidetector computed tomography at 2 consecutive examinations (2002 to 2005 and 2008 to 2011) for the assessment of CAC...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142011/effect-of-distinct-lifestyle-interventions-on-mobilization-of-fat-storage-pools-the-central-mri-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Yftach Gepner, Ilan Shelef, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Hila Zelicha, Lilac Tene, Anat Yaskolka Meir, Gal Tsaban, Noa Cohen, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Oded Komy, Arik Wolak, Yoash Chassidim, Rachel Golan, Hilla Avni-Hassid, Avital Bilitzky, Benjamin Sarusi, Eyal Goshen, Elad Shemesh, Yaakov Henkin, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Assaf Rudich, Meir J Stampfer, Iris Shai
Background -We aimed to assess whether distinct lifestyle strategies can differentially affect specific body adipose depots. Methods -We performed an eighteen-month randomized controlled trial among 278 sedentary adults with abdominal obesity (75%) or dyslipidemia in an isolated workplace with a monitored provided lunch. Participants were randomized to iso-caloric low-fat (LF) or Mediterranean/low-carbohydrate (MED/LC) diet+28g walnuts/day with/without added moderate physical activity (PA;80% aerobic; supervised/free gym membership)...
November 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140808/randomized-trial-evaluating-the-effect-of-aged-garlic-extract-with-supplements-versus-placebo-on-adipose-tissue-surrogates-for-coronary-atherosclerosis-progression
#11
Irfan Zeb, Naser Ahmadi, Ferdinand Flores, Matthew J Budoff
AIMS: Increased epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), pericardial adipose tissue (PAT), periaortic adipose tissue (PaAT), and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) are mediators of metabolic risk, and are associated with the severity of coronary artery calcium (CAC). Aged garlic extract (AGE) has been shown to reduce the progression of coronary atherosclerosis. This study evaluates the effect of AGE with supplements (AGE+S) on EAT, PAT, SAT, and PaAT. METHODS: Sixty asymptomatic participants participated in a randomized trial evaluating the effect of AGE+S versus placebo on coronary atherosclerosis progression, and underwent CAC at baseline and after 12 months of treatment...
November 14, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089964/population-based-cohort-study-in-outcome-of-phased-progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-china-persuade-objective-rationale-and-design
#12
Dong-Kai Shan, Yong Zhou, You-Xin Wang, Xiang Gao, Wei Wang, Jun-Jie Yang, Yun-Dai Chen
The coronary artery calcification score and pericardial fat volume have recently been reported to be strongly associated with the severity and presence of coronary atherosclerosis. However, no studies have explored the outcome of phased progression of atherosclerosis by non-contrast computed tomography in asymptomatic people in China. The population-based cohort study in outcome of phased progression of atherosclerosis in China (PERSUADE), an observational, longitudinal and prospective cohort study in a target population of healthy subjects based in Jidong Oilfield (China), prospectively analyzes the outcome of phased progression of atherosclerosis by non-contrast computed tomography in healthy population...
August 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077154/the-differentiation-of-beige-adipocyte-in-pericardial-and-epicardial-adipose-tissues-induces-atrial-fibrillation-development
#13
Y He, N Ma, M Tang, Z-L Jiang, H Liu, J Mei
OBJECTIVE: Growing evidence has identified that excessive accumulation of pericardial adipose tissues (PAT) and epicardial adipose tissues (EAT) is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Moreover, beige adipocytes, present in PAT and EAT, have been proved beneficial in consumption of fatty acid and promotion of weight lose by nonshivering thermogenesis. The objective of this prospective, observational study was to reveal the potential association between beige adipocytes and AF development...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038403/-salvage-surgery-for-residual-and-recurred-tumor-after-definitive-chemoradiotherapy
#14
Hiroyuki Ito, Haruhiko Nakayama
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for clinical N2-locally advanced lung cancer is definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). For local recurrence or residual tumor after definitive CRT, salvage surgery may have effective treatment option with relatively high operative risk. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prognosis and risk of salvage surgery. METHOD: In 2001 to 2016, postoperative complications, overall survival and relapse free survival rate were examined in 17 patients who underwent salvage surgery after definitive CRT for clinical N2 or more primary lung cancer...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036197/morphometric-measurements-of-systemic-atherosclerosis-and-visceral-fat-evidence-from-an-autopsy-study
#15
Aline Nishizawa, Claudia K Suemoto, Daniela S Farias-Itao, Fernanda M Campos, Karen C S Silva, Marcio S Bittencourt, Lea T Grinberg, Renata E P Leite, Renata E L Ferretti-Rebustini, Jose M Farfel, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Carlos A Pasqualucci
BACKGROUND: Morphometric measurements of systemic atherosclerosis and direct quantification of visceral fat are only possible using materials from autopsy studies. However, the few autopsy studies that have investigated the association of visceral fat with atherosclerosis had small sample sizes and focused on coronary arteries of young or middle-aged White subjects. We aimed to investigate the association of pericardial fat (PF) and abdominal visceral fat (AVF) with atherosclerosis in the aorta, coronary, carotid, and cerebral arteries in a large autopsy study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025708/intermuscular-adipose-tissue-and-subclinical-coronary-artery-calcification-in-midlife-the-cardia-study-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults
#16
James G Terry, Christina M Shay, Pamela J Schreiner, David R Jacobs, Otto A Sanchez, Jared P Reis, David C Goff, Samuel S Gidding, Lyn M Steffen, John Jeffrey Carr
OBJECTIVE: Excess deposition of fat within and around vital organs and nonadipose tissues is hypothesized to contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. We evaluated the association of abdominal intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) volume with coronary artery calcification in the CARDIA study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) participants. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We measured IMAT in the abdominal muscles, visceral adipose tissue and pericardial adipose tissue, and coronary artery calcification using computed tomography in 3051 CARDIA participants (56% women) at the CARDIA year 25 examination (2010-2011)...
December 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975197/association-of-multiorgan-computed-tomographic-phenomap-with-adverse-cardiovascular-health-outcomes-the-framingham-heart-study
#17
Ravi V Shah, Ashish S Yeri, Venkatesh L Murthy, Joe M Massaro, Ralph D'Agostino, Jane E Freedman, Michelle T Long, Caroline S Fox, Saumya Das, Emelia J Benjamin, Ramachandran S Vasan, Christopher J O'Donnell, Udo Hoffmann
Importance: Increased ability to quantify anatomical phenotypes across multiple organs provides the opportunity to assess their cumulative ability to identify individuals at greatest susceptibility for adverse outcomes. Objective: To apply unsupervised machine learning to define the distribution and prognostic importance of computed tomography-based multiorgan phenotypes associated with adverse health outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This asymptomatic community-based cohort study included 2924 Framingham Heart Study participants between July 2002 and April 2005 undergoing computed tomographic imaging of the chest and abdomen...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945655/photon-counting-ct-high-resolution-imaging-of-coronary-stents
#18
Manoj Mannil, Tilman Hickethier, Jochen von Spiczak, Matthias Baer, André Henning, Madeleine Hertel, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas Flohr, David Maintz, Hatem Alkadhi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate computed tomography (CT) imaging characteristics of coronary stents using a novel photon-counting detector (PCD) in comparison with a conventional energy-integrating detector (EID). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this in vitro study, 18 different coronary stents were expanded in plastic tubes of 3 mm diameter, were filled with contrast agent (diluted to an attenuation of 250 Hounsfield units [HU] at 120 kVp), and were sealed...
September 23, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920813/mycobacteriosis-in-captive-psittacines-a-brief-review-and-case-series-in-common-companion-species-eclectus-roratus-amazona-oratrix-and-pionites-melanocephala
#19
Anna Elizabeth McRee, Christine T Higbie, Javier G Nevarez, Nathalie T Rademacher, Thomas N Tully
In 2015, three psittacines were presented within 30 days, each with differing clinical signs and patient histories. A 13-yr-old male eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) was presented for weakness, depression, and acute anorexia. On presentation it was determined to have a heart murmur, severely elevated white blood cell count (93.9 10(3)/μl) with a left shift (2.8 10(3)/μl bands), and anemia (30%). Severe hepatomegaly was noted on radiographs, ultrasonography, and computed tomography. A cytological sample of the liver obtained through a fine needle aspirate revealed intracellular acid-fast bacilli identified as Mycobacterium avium...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865431/uncommon-presentation-of-a-rare-tumour-incidental-finding-in-an-asymptomatic-patient-case-report-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-on-intrapericardial-solitary-fibrous-tumours
#20
Csilla Czimbalmos, Ibolya Csecs, Miklos Polos, Elektra Bartha, Nikolette Szucs, Attila Toth, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, David Becker, Zoltan Sapi, Zoltan Szabolcs, Bela Merkely, Hajnalka Vago
BACKGROUND: A solitary fibrous tumour is a rare, mainly benign spindle cell mesenchymal tumour most commonly originating from the pleura. An intrapericardial location of a solitary fibrous tumour is extremely unusual. We present a case of an asymptomatic patient with a slow-growing massive benign cardiac solitary fibrous tumour. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old asymptomatic female patient was referred to our hospital with an enlarged cardiac silhouette found on her screening chest X-ray...
September 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
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