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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812984/modelling-the-effects-of-quinidine-disopyramide-and-e-4031-on-short-qt-syndrome-variant-3-in-the-human-ventricles
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Cunjin Luo, Kuanquan Wang, Henggui Zhang
Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is an inherited cardiac channelopathy, but at present little information is available on its pharmacological treatment. SQT3 variant (linked to the inward rectifier potassium current IK1) of SQTS, results from a gain-of-function mutation (Kir2.1 D172N) in the KCNJ2-encoded channels, which is associated with ventricular fibrillation (VF). Using biophysically-detailed human ventricular computer models, this study investigated the potential effects of quinidine, disopyramide, and E-4031 on SQT3...
August 16, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811871/do-all-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-need-long-term-anticoagulation
#2
Munish Sharma, Rohit Masih, Daniel A N Mascarenhas
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide with an estimated number of 2.7-6.1 million cases in the United States (US) alone. The incidence of AF is expected to increase 2.5 fold over the next 50 years in the US. The management of AF is complex and includes mainly three aspects; restoration of sinus rhythm, control of ventricular rate and prevention of systemic thromboembolism. AF as a cause of systemic embolization has been well known for many years, and majority of patients are on oral anticoagulants (OACs) to prevent this...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811058/early-detection-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-an-opportunity-for-improved-neurodevelopmental-outcome
#3
Clara W T Chung, John A Lawson, Vanessa Sarkozy, Kate Riney, Orli Wargon, Antonia W Shand, Stephen Cooper, Harrison King, Sean E Kennedy, David Mowat
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant condition associated with epilepsy, benign tumors, and variable neurodevelopmental outcomes. The diagnosis is most commonly made after epilepsy onset, although a proportion are diagnosed prenatally. Presymptomatic or early treatment with agents such as vigabatrin offers the hope of improved neurodevelopmental outcome. Therefore early diagnosis, before the onset of seizures, is important. In a cohort of children with TSC, we evaluated the age and mode of initial presentation, assessed the neurocognitive and epilepsy outcome, and analyzed whether those diagnosed before the onset of seizures have a different outcome compared with those diagnosed postseizures...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810251/a-prospective-randomized-open-label-blinded-endpoint-study-exploring-platelet-response-to-half-dose-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-hope-tailor-study
#4
Cai De Jin, Moo Hyun Kim, Junghee Bang, Victor Serebruany
BACKGROUND: The optimal dosing of novel oral P2Y12 receptor platelet inhibitors such as prasugrel or ticagrelor is unclear and especially challenging in East Asians. We hypothesize that half-dose prasugrel and ticagrelor may be sufficient for long-term maintenance management in Korean patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with conventional dosages. DESIGN: HOPE-TAILOR (Half Dose of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor in Platelet Response after Acute Coronary Syndromes) is a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded, endpoint (PROBE) single-center, clinical trial...
August 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807827/the-endotoxemia-cardiac-dysfunction-is-attenuated-by-ampk-mtor-signaling-pathway-regulating-autophagy
#5
Jie Zhang, Peng Zhao, Nanhu Quan, Lin Wang, Xu Chen, Courtney Cates, Thomas Rousselle, Ji Li
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an enzyme that plays a role in cellular energy homeostasis, modulates myocardial signaling in the heart. Myocardial dysfunction is a common complication of sepsis. Autophagy is involved in the aging related cardiac dysfunction. However, the role of AMPK in sepsis-induced cardiotoxicity has yet to be clarified, especially in aging. In this study, we explored the role of AMPK on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced myocardial dysfunction and elucidated the potential mechanisms of AMPK/mTOR pathway against autophagy in young and aged mice...
August 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807713/opioid-drug-use-and-acute-cardiac-events-among-pregnant-women-in-the-united-states
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Hamisu M Salihu, Jason L Salemi, Anjali Aggarwal, Beverly F Steele, Ross C Pepper, Mulubrhan F Mogos, Muktar H Aliyu
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in the United States (US). The extent to which increasing opioid use among pregnant women contributes to fatal cardiovascular events is unknown. We examine trends in opioid use among pregnant women over the previous decade, and the association between changes in temporal trends in opioid drug use and the incidence of acute cardiac events among mothers. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of the Healthcare and Cost Utilization Project (HCUP), we utilized a two-stage stratified cluster sampling of all inpatient hospital discharges from non-federal hospitals between 01/01/2002 through 12/31/2014...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807015/genomic-upregulation-of-cardiac-cav1-2%C3%AE-and-ncx1-by-estrogen-in-women
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Rita Papp, Glenna C L Bett, Agnieszka Lis, Randall L Rasmusson, István Baczkó, András Varró, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: Women have a higher risk of lethal arrhythmias than men in long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2), but the mechanisms remain uncertain due to the limited availability of healthy control human tissue. We have previously reported that in female rabbits, estrogen increases arrhythmia risk in drug-induced LQTS2 by upregulating L-type Ca(2+) (ICa,L) and sodium-calcium exchange (INCX) currents at the base of the epicardium by a genomic mechanism. This study investigates if the effects of estrogen on rabbit ICa,L and INCX apply to human hearts...
August 14, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806493/olaparib-a-clinically-used-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitor-protects-against-oxidant-induced-cardiac-myocyte-death-in-vitro-and-improves-cardiac-contractility-during-early-phase-after-heart-transplantation-in-a-rat-model-in-vivo
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Sevil Korkmaz-Icöz, Bartosz Szczesny, Michela Marcatti, Shiliang Li, Mihály Ruppert, Felix Lasitschka, Sivakkanan Loganathan, Csaba Szabo, Gábor Szabó
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Olaparib, rucaparib and niraparib, potent inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) have recently been approved for human use for oncological indications. Considering the previously demonstrated role of PARP in various forms of acute and chronic myocardial injury, we tested the effect of olaparib in in-vitro models of oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes, and in an in-vivo model of cardiac transplantation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: H9c2-embryonic rat heart-derived myoblasts pretreated with vehicle or olaparib (10μM) were challenged with either hydrogen-peroxide (H2 O2 ) or with glucose-oxidase (GOx, which generates H2 O2 in the tissue culture medium)...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806047/electrolytes-potassium-disorders
#9
Taiwona L Elliott
Hypokalemia (ie, potassium levels less than 3.5 mEq/L) occurs in fewer than 1% of healthy individuals, but is present in up to 20% of hospitalized patients, 40% of patients taking diuretics, and 17% of patients with cardiovascular conditions. Hypokalemia often is asymptomatic; symptoms are more common in older adults. Common symptoms are cardiac arrhythmias and muscle weakness or pain. Management consists of intravenous potassium replacement during cardiac monitoring for patients with marked symptoms, echocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities, or severe hypokalemia (ie, level less than 3...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805977/prevention-against-renal-damage-in-rats-with-subtotal-nephrectomy-by-sacubitril-valsartan-lcz696-a-dual-acting-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor
#10
Kentaro Ushijima, Hitoshi Ando, Yusuke Arakawa, Kenichi Aizawa, Chisato Suzuki, Ken Shimada, Shu-Ichi Tsuruoka, Akio Fujimura
Although patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for end-stage renal disease and cardiovascular events, adequate drug therapies for preventing the deterioration of these conditions are still not established. This study was undertaken to evaluate a preventive effect of an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696), which is converted to sacubitril and valsartan in the body, against the progression of renal disease in rats with subtotal nephrectomy, an animal model of human CKD...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804535/hongjingtian-injection-attenuates-myocardial-oxidative-damage-via-promoting-autophagy-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Shujing Zhang, Ling Zhang, Han Zhang, Guanwei Fan, Jiuwen Qiu, Zongbao Fang, Haibo Wu, Yi Wang, Xiaoping Zhao
Natural products with antioxidative activities are widely applied to prevent and treat various oxidative stress related diseases, including ischemic heart disease. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of those therapies are still needed to be illustrated. In this study, we characterized the cardioprotective effects of Hongjingtian Injection (HJT), an extensively used botanical drug for treating coronary heart disease. The H/R-induced profound elevation of oxidative stress was suppressed by HJT. HJT also attenuates oxidative injury by promoting cell viability, intracellular ATP contents, and mitochondrial oxygen consumption...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803773/low-dose-versus-high-dose-tranexamic-acid-reduces-the-risk-of-nonischemic-seizures-after-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Pierre Couture, Jean-Sébastien Lebon, Éric Laliberté, Georges Desjardins, Marie-Ève Chamberland, Christian Ayoub, Antoine Rochon, Jennifer Cogan, André Denault, Alain Deschamps
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of postoperative nonischemic seizures associated with the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) and the possibility of prevention with a low-dose regimen of TXA were evaluated. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 12,195 patients who underwent cardiac surgical procedures under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were evaluated. INTERVENTIONS: The files of every clinical seizure case diagnosed in the surgical intensive care unit between April 2006 and April 2014 were reviewed...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801207/crediblemeds-org-what-does-it-offer
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REVIEW
Raymond L Woosley, Kristin Black, C William Heise, Klaus Romero
Since the 1990s, when numerous non-cardiac drugs were first recognized to have the potential to prolong the QT interval and cause torsades de pointes (TdP), clinicians, drug regulators, drug developers, and clinical investigators have become aware of the complexities of assessing evidence and determining TdP causality for the many drugs being marketed or under development. To facilitate better understanding, the Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, known as AZCERT, has developed the CredibleMeds...
August 1, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800628/genome-wide-analysis-of-sotalol-induced-ikr-inhibition-during-ventricular-repolarization-generepol-study-lack-of-common-variants-with-large-effect-sizes
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Joe-Elie Salem, Marine Germain, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Pascal Voiriot, Bruno Lebourgeois, Jean Waldura, David-Alexandre Tregouet, Beny Charbit, Christian Funck-Brentano
Many drugs used for non-cardiovascular and cardiovascular purposes, such as sotalol, have the side effect of prolonging cardiac repolarization, which can trigger life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias by inhibiting the potassium-channel IKr (KCNH2). On the electrocardiogram (ECG), IKr inhibition induces an increase in QTc and Tpeak-Tend (TpTe) interval and a decrease of T wave maximal amplitude (TAmp). These changes vary markedly between subjects, suggesting the existence of predisposing genetic factors. 990 healthy individuals, prospectively challenged with an oral 80mg sotalol dose, were monitored for changes in ventricular repolarization on ECG between baseline and 3 hours post dosing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800035/the-anti-malarial-drug-artesunate-attenuates-cardiac-injury-in-a-rodent-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Areeg I Khan, Amar Kapoor, Jianmin Che, Lukas Martin, Mara Rogazzo, Thomas Mercier, Laurent Decosterd, Massimo Collino, Christoph Thiemermann
Ischaemic heart disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Artesunate is the WHO-recommended drug of choice for complicated malaria (with organ failure). The administration of high doses of artesunate is safe in healthy volunteers (up to 8 mg/kg i.v) and patients with severe malaria (2.4 mg/kg i.v). We investigated the effects of artesunate (1 mg/kg) or its active metabolite dihydroartemisinin (DHA; 0.1 mg/kg) in a model of transient myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) and evaluated the mechanism of action of the observed cardioprotective effects of artesunate and DHA...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799238/everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-to-treat-saphenous-vein-graft-disease-single-center-initial-experience
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Fabien Picard, Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Robert Avram, Hung Q Ly, Jean-François Dorval, Serge Doucet, Quentin de Hemptinne, Philippe L L'allier, Jean-François Tanguay
AIMS: Recent studies have shown favorable outcomes with everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Data on the use of BVS in saphenous vein graft disease (SVG) is currently lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 10 consecutive patients (13 lesions, including 6 in-stent restenosis) who underwent BVS for SVG disease between May 2013 and June 2015 at a tertiary care institution were included. Median follow-up period was 874 (720-926) days...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797123/relationship-between-plasma-xanthine-oxidoreductase-activity-and-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-hypertrophy-among-cardiac-patients
#17
Yuki Fujimura, Yohei Yamauchi, Takayo Murase, Takashi Nakamura, Shu-Ichi Fujita, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Takahide Ito, Koichi Sohmiya, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR), which catalyzes purine catabolism, has two interconvertible forms, xanthine dehydrogenase and xanthine oxidase, the latter of which produces superoxide during uric acid (UA) synthesis. An association between plasma XOR activity and cardiovascular and renal outcomes has been previously suggested. We investigated the potential association between cardiac parameters and plasma XOR activity among cardiology patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma XOR activity was measured by [13C2,15N2]xanthine coupled with liquid chromatography/triplequadrupole mass spectrometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797108/natural-disease-history-of-mouse-models-for-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-types-2d-and-2f
#18
S Pasteuning-Vuhman, K Putker, C L Tanganyika-de Winter, J W Boertje-van der Meulen, L van Vliet, M Overzier, J J Plomp, A Aartsma-Rus, M van Putten
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy types 2D and 2F (LGMD 2D and 2F) are autosomal recessive disorders caused by mutations in the alpha- and delta sarcoglycan genes, respectively, leading to severe muscle weakness and degeneration. The cause of the disease has been well characterized and a number of animal models are available for pre-clinical studies to test potential therapeutic interventions. To facilitate transition from drug discovery to clinical trials, standardized procedures and natural disease history data were collected for these mouse models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796163/hypertension-caused-by-lenvatinib-and-everolimus-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Mathias Alrø Fichtner Bendtsen, Daniela Grimm, Johann Bauer, Markus Wehland, Petra Wise, Nils E Magnusson, Manfred Infanger, Marcus Krüger
Multikinase inhibitors (MKI) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors prolong progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) by reducing angiogenesis and tumor growth. In this regard, the MKI lenvatinib and the mTOR inhibitor everolimus proved effective when applied alone, but more effective when they were administered combined. Recently, both drugs were included in clinical trials, resulting in international clinical guidelines for the treatment of mRCC...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795306/lung-cancer-as-a-cardiotoxic-state-a-review
#20
REVIEW
David Pérez-Callejo, María Torrente, María Auxiliadora Brenes, Beatriz Núñez, Mariano Provencio
As the overall survival of patients with lung cancer continues to increase, more cancer survivors are faced with the risk of developing treatment-related cardiovascular toxicities. The increased knowledge of the molecular biology of non-small cell lung cancer has led to new and more personalized treatments. Nevertheless, the usual chemotherapy schemes and radiation therapy induce cardiac toxicities that are frequently underappreciated or go unnoticed. Up to date, the majority of cardiotoxicity studies have been focused in breast cancer, but new treatments in lung cancer patients, such as immune checkpoint-blocking antibodies or tyrosine kinase inhibitors, may also exert these cardiac toxic effects and therefore demand of the close collaboration of oncologists and cardiologists, in order to be addressed...
August 9, 2017: Medical Oncology
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