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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650207/epicardial-pericardial-and-total-cardiac-fat-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-elevated-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate
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Regitse H Christensen, Bernt J von Scholten, Christian S Hansen, Sarah E Heywood, Jaya B Rosenmeier, Ulrik B Andersen, Peter Hovind, Henrik Reinhard, Hans-Henrik Parving, Bente K Pedersen, Marit E Jørgensen, Peter K Jacobsen, Peter Rossing
Background We evaluated the association of cardiac adipose tissue including epicardial adipose tissue and pericardial adipose tissue with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality, coronary artery calcium, carotid intima media thickness and inflammatory markers. Design A prospective study of 200 patients with type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER). Methods Cardiac adipose tissue was measured from baseline echocardiography. The composite endpoint comprised incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629772/impact-of-the-cardiovascular-system-associated-adipose-tissue-on-atherosclerotic-pathology
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REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Andrey V Grechko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Alexander N Orekhov
Cardiac obesity makes an important contribution to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. One of the important pathways of this contribution is the inflammatory process that takes place in the adipose tissue. In this review, we consider the role of the cardiovascular system-associated fat in atherosclerotic cardiovascular pathology and a non-atherosclerotic cause of coronary artery disease, such as atrial fibrillation. Cardiovascular system-associated fat not only serves as the energy store, but also releases adipokines that control local and systemic metabolism, heart/vascular function and vessel tone, and a number of vasodilating and anti-inflammatory substances...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628064/exercise-training-reduces-intrathoracic-fat-regardless-of-defective-glucose-tolerance
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Sanna M Honkala, Kumail K Motiani, Jari-Joonas Eskelinen, Anna Savolainen, Virva Saunavaara, Kirsi A Virtanen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Jukka Kapanen, Juhani Knuuti, Kari K Kalliokoski, Jarna C Hannukainen
PURPOSE: Epicardial (EAT) and pericardial (PAT) fat masses and myocardial triglyceride content (MTC) are enlarged in obesity and insulin resistance. We studied whether the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) similarly decrease ectopic fat in and around the heart and whether the decrease is similar in healthy subjects and subjects with defective glucose tolerance (DGT). METHODS: A total of 28 healthy men (body mass index = 20...
July 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605281/re-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-and-pericardial-fat-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-by-bayomi-et-al-metab-syndr-relat-disord-doi-10-1089-met-2017-0031
#4
Angelo Avogaro
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is a member of the serine protease inhibitor (serpin) superfamily, which inactivates tissue plasminogen activator (tPA); therefore, increased level of PAI-1 antigen counteracts the anticoagulant effect of tPA and facilitates the fibrin clot formation. Plasma PAI-1 antigen and activity levels are associated with increased body mass index and with features of the insulin resistance syndrome like obesity and diabetes. Visceral adipose tissue produces more PAI-1 than subcutaneous adipose tissue: This increased production of PAI-1 from the visceral adipose tissue is one important link between visceral obesity and cardiovascular disease...
June 12, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576832/eet-intervention-on-wnt1-nov-and-ho-1-signaling-prevents-obesity-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-obese-mice
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Jian Cao, Shailendra P Singh, John McClung, Gregory Joseph, Luca Vanella, Ignazio Barbagallo, Houli Jiang, John R Falck, Michael Arad, Joseph I Shapiro, Nader G Abraham
We have previously reported that epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) has multiple beneficial effects on vascular function, in addition to its anti-apoptotic action, it increases insulin sensitivity and inhibits inflammation. To uncover the signaling mechanisms by which EET reduces cardiomyopathy, we hypothesized that EET infusion might ameliorate obesity-induced cardiomyopathy by improving HO-1, Wnt1, thermogenic gene levels and mitochondrial integrity in cardiac tissues and improved pericardial fat phenotype. EET reduced levels of fasting blood glucose, and pro-inflammatory adipokines including NOV signaling while increasing echocardiographic fractional shortening and O2 consumption...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567091/effect-of-rosuvastatin-on-bovine-pericardial-aortic-tissue-valve-calcification-in-a-rat-subdermal-implantation-model
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Seung Hyun Lee, Dae-Hyun Kim, Young-Nam Youn, Sak Lee, Hyun Chel Joo, Byung Chul Chang, Kyung-Jong Yoo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are pathophysiologic similarities between calcification and atherosclerosis because both are the product of an active inflammatory process. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of statin treatment on calcification in bovine pericardial tissue valves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups according to hypercholesterolemia induction and statin intake (Group 1, n=10: normal diet without statin treatment, Group 2, n=10: normal diet with statin treatment, Group 3, n=10: high fat diet without statin treatment, Group 4, n=10: high fat diet with statin treatment)...
May 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558132/the-ratio-of-pericardial-to-subcutaneous-adipose-tissues-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance
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Amy C Alman, Steven R Smith, Robert H Eckel, John E Hokanson, Brant R Burkhardt, Preethi R Sudini, Yougui Wu, Irene E Schauer, Rocio I Pereira, Janet K Snell-Bergeon
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between pericardial adipose tissue (PAT) and the ratio of PAT to subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) with insulin resistance in adults with and without type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: Data for this report came from a substudy of the Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes cohort (n = 83; 38 with T1D, 45 without T1D). Insulin resistance was measured by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) was used to measure visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and SAT...
May 30, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504921/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-and-pericardial-fat-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Omar Bayomy, Ajay D Rao, Rajesh Garg, Anand Vaidya, Alyssa R Kotin, Beata Reiber, Stephanie Nijmeijer, Marcelo F Di Carli, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Raymond Y Kwong, Gail K Adler
BACKGROUND: Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is implicated in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increased in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Adipose tissue produces PAI-1, and pericardial fat is a CVD risk factor. We sought to determine the relationship between PAI-1 and pericardial fat in males and females with well-controlled T2DM. METHODS: The study population consisted of 32 males and 19 females, aged 35-70 years with T2DM, without clinical evidence of CVD or other active medical problems except for hypertension...
May 15, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452401/pericardial-fat-volume-and-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-and-jackson-heart-study
#9
Susan R Heckbert, Kerri L Wiggins, Chad Blackshear, Yi Yang, Jingzhong Ding, Jiankang Liu, Barbara McKnight, Alvaro Alonso, Thomas R Austin, Emelia J Benjamin, Lesley H Curtis, Nona Sotoodehnia, Adolfo Correa
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether greater pericardial fat volume would be associated with increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: In the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Jackson Heart Study, pericardial fat volume was quantified by computed tomography. Incident AF was identified from discharge diagnosis codes, study electrocardiograms, and Medicare claims. RESULTS: Among 7,991 participants, 40% were African American, 32% white, 18% Hispanic, and 10% Chinese American; mean age was 62 years; 55% were women...
June 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420717/heart-lipids-and-hormones
#10
Peter Wolf, Yvonne Winhofer, Martin Krssak, Michael Krebs
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in general population. Besides well known risk factors like hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance and dyslipidemia, growing evidence suggests that also hormonal changes in various endocrine diseases impact cardiac morphology and function. Recent studies highlight the importance of ectopic intracellular myocardial and pericardial lipid deposition, since even slight changes of these fat depots are associated with alterations in cardiac performance. In this review we overview the effects of hormones, including insulin, thyroid hormones, growth hormone and cortisol, on heart function, focusing on their impact on myocardial lipid metabolism, cardiac substrate utilization and ectopic lipid deposition, in order to highlight the important role of even subtle hormonal changes for heart function in various endocrine and metabolic diseases...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381470/evidence-supporting-the-existence-of-a-distinct-obese-phenotype-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Masaru Obokata, Yogesh N V Reddy, Sorin V Pislaru, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
Background -Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a heterogeneous syndrome. Phenotyping patients into pathophysiologically homogenous groups may enable better targeting of treatment. Obesity is common in HFpEF and has many cardiovascular effects, suggesting it may be a viable candidate for phenotyping. We compared cardiovascular structure, function, and reserve capacity in subjects with obese HFpEF, non-obese HFpEF, and controls. Methods -Subjects with obese HFpEF (BMI≥35kg/m(2), n=99), non-obese HFpEF (BMI<30kg/m(2), n=96), and non-obese controls free of HF (n=71) underwent detailed clinical assessment, echocardiography and invasive hemodynamic exercise testing...
April 5, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358641/intrapericardial-cystic-hematoma-in-a-dog-treated-by-thoracoscopic-subtotal-pericardectomy
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Chi-Ya Chen, Boel A Fransson, Adam M Nylund
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old castrated male mixed-breed dog was evaluated because of a 1-week history of respiratory distress and abdominal distension. Thoracic radiography and echocardiography at that time revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette and pericardial effusion; abdominal radiography and ultrasonography revealed ascites. CLINICAL FINDINGS At the initial referral examination 5 weeks later, the dog weighed 37.5 kg (82.5 lb) and appeared clinically normal. The only abnormality detected was a grade I/VI systolic murmur on the left side of the thorax...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337030/prenatal-steroid-administration-leads-to-adult-pericardial-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-male-baboons
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A H Kuo, J Li, C Li, H F Huber, M Schwab, P W Nathanielsz, G D Clarke
Developmental programming studies indicate that glucocorticoids modify fetal development. We hypothesized that administration of the synthetic glucocorticoid (sGC) betamethasone to pregnant baboons at doses and stages of fetal life equivalent to human obstetric practice to decrease premature offspring morbidity and mortality, programs lipid metabolism. In 10-year-old male baboons (human equivalent 40) exposed in fetal life to betamethasone or saline, we quantified pericardial fat and hepatic lipid content with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330662/pericardial-but-not-hepatic-fat-by-ct-is-associated-with-cv-outcomes-and%C3%A2-structure-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Ravi V Shah, Amanda Anderson, Jingzhong Ding, Matthew Budoff, Oliver Rider, Steffen E Petersen, Majken Karoline Jensen, Manja Koch, Matthew Allison, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Jessica Wisocky, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Kenneth Mukamal, Joao A C Lima, Venkatesh L Murthy
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to determine the associations between local (pericardial) fat and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and cardiac remodeling independent of markers of overall adiposity. BACKGROUND: The impact of pericardial fat-a local fat depot encasing the heart-on myocardial function and long-term CV prognosis independent of systemic consequences of adiposity or hepatic fat is an area of active debate. METHODS: We studied 4,234 participants enrolled in the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) study with concomitant cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) measurements for pericardial fat volume and hepatic attenuation (a measure of liver fat)...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330656/pericardial-fat-and-cvd-is-all-fat-created-equally
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EDITORIAL
Carl J Lavie, Ahmet Afşin Oktay, Ambarish Pandey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303639/covered-stent-implantation-through-a-single-8-french-guide-catheter-for-the-management-of-a-distal-coronary-perforation
#16
Yader Sandoval, Angie S Lobo, Emmanouil S Brilakis
Distal coronary perforation can cause early or late tamponade and is usually treated with fat or coil embolization. An alternative treatment strategy is occlusion of the ostium of the perforated vessel via implantation of a covered stent in the main vessel, which is typically achieved using the ping-pong guide catheter technique. In this technique, a balloon is inflated over one guide catheter to stop pericardial bleeding and a covered stent is delivered through a second guide catheter due to inability to fit both a balloon and a covered stent through a single guide catheter...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212053/transthoracic-echocardiography-pitfalls-and-limitations-as-delineated-at-cardiac-ct-and-mr-imaging
#17
Sachin B Malik, Natalie Chen, Rex A Parker, Joe Y Hsu
Transthoracic echocardiography ( TTE transthoracic echocardiography ) is a critical tool in the field of clinical cardiology. It often serves as one of the first-line imaging modalities in the evaluation of cardiac disease owing to its low cost, portability, widespread availability, lack of ionizing radiation, and ability to evaluate both anatomy and function of the heart. Consequently, a large majority of patients undergoing a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination will have a TTE transthoracic echocardiography available for review...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167080/epicardial-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia
#18
REVIEW
Arash Aryana, André d'Avila
Over the last two decades, epicardial catheter ablation has evolved into a practical approach for treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT). There are certain considerations when performing this procedure. First, presence of epicardial fat can diminish peak-to-peak electrogram amplitude and also impede radiofrequency energy delivery. Hence, epicardial VT ablation should be performed with cooled-tip radiofrequency using reduced irrigation flow within a relatively 'dry' pericardial milieu. Furthermore, catheter orientation is key when performing epicardial ablation...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150282/socioeconomic-status-relationship-with-coronary-artery-calcification-and-pericardial-fat
#19
Hussein A Nafakhi, Abdulameer Almosawi, Hasan Alnafakh, Widad Mousa
BACKGROUND: Little data currently exist supporting the correlation of socioeconomic status (SES) to markers of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. The main aim was to investigate the relationship of SES measured by economic status and educational level with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and pericardial fat volume (PFV) assessed by multi-detector CT (MDCT). METHODS: Two hundred twenty consecutive patients with suspected coronary artery disease who underwent 64-slice MDCT angiography for assessment of coronary atherosclerosis were recruited between January 2014 and March 2015...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106966/pericardial-fat-flap-surgical-technique-for-infection-control-after-graft-replacement
#20
Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Yohei Kawatani, Yujiro Ito, Takaki Hori
Surgical treatment of mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta is challenging because contamination from surrounding tissues may occur even after complete debridement with a prosthetic graft replacement of the aneurysm. This study describes the simple but very useful technique of using a pericardial fat flap to protect the prosthetic graft from reinfection.
January 18, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
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