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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920862/enhanced-endothelium-epithelial-sodium-channel-signaling-prompts-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-obese-female-mice
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Guanghong Jia, Javad Habibi, Annayya R Aroor, Michael A Hill, Vincent G DeMarco, Li E Lee, Lixin Ma, Brady J Barron, Adam Whaley-Connell, James R Sowers
OBJECTIVE: Enhanced activation of cell specific mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) in obesity plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease including cardiac diastolic dysfunction as a critical prognosticator. Our previous investigations demonstrated that selective endothelium MR activation promotes a maladaptive inflammatory response and fibrosis in cardiovascular tissue in female mice fed a western diet (WD), and this was associated with expression and activation of the epithelial sodium channel on the surface of endothelial cells (EnNaC)...
September 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919370/with-age-a-lower-individual-breathing-reserve-is-associated-with-a-higher-maximal-heart-rate
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Martin Burtscher, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Faulhaber, Johannes Burtscher
INTRODUCTION: Maximal heart rate (HRmax) is linearly declining with increasing age. Regular exercise training is supposed to partly prevent this decline, whereas sex and habitual physical activity do not. High exercise capacity is associated with a high cardiac output (HR x stroke volume) and high ventilatory requirements. Due to the close cardiorespiratory coupling, we hypothesized that the individual ventilatory response to maximal exercise might be associated with the age-related HRmax...
September 14, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919290/utility-and-limitations-of-long-term-monitoring-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-an-implantable-loop-recorder
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Randall Lee, Suneet Mittal
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia diagnosed and treated in the world. The treatment of patients' symptoms as well as the prevention of stroke and heart failure is dependent on accurate detection and characterization of AF. A variety of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring techniques are being used for these purposes. However, these intermittent ECG monitoring techniques have been shown to under diagnose AF events, while having limited ability to characterize AF burden and density...
September 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919184/clinical-significance-of-failure-to-lose-weight-10-years-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Robert B Hawkins, J Hunter Mehaffey, Timothy L McMurry, Jennifer Kirby, Steven K Malin, Bruce Schirmer, Peter T Hallowell
BACKGROUND: Although Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) induces short-term weight loss and co-morbidity amelioration, long-term data suggest that a subset of patients return to their preoperative body mass index (BMI). OBJECTIVES: To identify the clinical implications of 10-year weight loss failure after RYGB. SETTING: An academic teaching hospital. METHODS: Adults undergoing RYGB (1985-2004) were included in this study (n = 1087)...
August 9, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918897/colchicine-for-primary-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carsten Lennerz, Manish Barman, Mahmoud Tantawy, Mark Sopher, Peter Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently after open-heart surgery. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and increased healthcare costs. Prophylactic administration of colchicine may mitigate post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF). METHODS: We searched PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov and CENTRAL databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that; (1) compared prophylactic use of colchicine to placebo, or usual care, in patients with sinus rhythm who underwent elective open-heart surgery and (2) reported POAF-incidence...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918029/activation-of-ampk-attenuated-cardiac-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-cdk2-via-p21-p27-and-mir-29-family-pathways-in-rats
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Hanping Qi, Yan Liu, Shuzhi Li, Yunping Chen, Lei Li, Yonggang Cao, Mingyao E, Pilong Shi, Chao Song, Baiyan Li, Hongli Sun
Cardiac fibrosis is pathological damage associated with nearly all forms of heart disease. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an evolutionary conserved energy-sensing enzyme. Emerging evidences indicate that AMPK plays an important role in cardiac fibrosis and cell proliferation. However, less is known about the detailed mechanism of AMPK activation on cardiac fibrosis. In this study, we found the AMPK activation improved the impaired cardiac function of cardiac fibrosis rats and decreased interstitial fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917868/anti-hyperlipidemic-and-antioxidant-effects-of-alkali-extractable-mycelia-polysaccharides-by-pleurotus-eryngii-var-tuolensis
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Zhenzhen Ren, Juan Li, Nuo Xu, Jianjun Zhang, Xinling Song, Xiuxiu Wang, Zheng Gao, Huijuan Jing, Shangshang Li, Chen Zhang, Min Liu, Huajie Zhao, Le Jia
In this study, we noted that the Al-MPS from Pleurotus eryngii var. tuolensis provoked pharmacological effects on blood lipid profiles and oxidative stress. Animal studies demonstrated that Al-MPS showed potential effects on relieving hyperlipidemia and preventing oxidative stress, reflecting by decreasing the levels of serum enzyme activities (ALP, ALT and AST), restoring the activities of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, GSH-Px, CAT and T-AOC), down-regulating the MDA and LPO contents, as well as remitting the hepatic and cardiac tissues injury, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917560/outcomes-of-rescue-cardiopulmonary-support-for-periprocedural-acute-hemodynamic-decompensation-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-of-electrical-storm
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Andres Enriquez, Jackson Liang, Javier Gentile, Robert Schaller, Gregory Supple, David S Frankel, Fermin Garcia, Joyce Wald, Edo Y Birati, J Eduardo Rame, Christian Bermudez, David Callans, Francis Marchlinski, Pasquale Santangeli
BACKGROUND: In patients with ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) electrical storm (ES) undergoing catheter ablation (CA), hypotension due to refractory VT/VF, use of anesthesia and cardiac stunning due to repeated ICD shocks might precipitate acute hemodynamic decompensation (AHD). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the outcomes of emergent cardiopulmonary support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to rescue AHD in patients undergoing CA of ES. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2016, 21 patients with ES (VT in 11 and PVC-triggered VF in 10) were referred for CA and had periprocedural AHD requiring emergent ECMO support...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917556/increased-risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion
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Sing-Chien Yap, Rafi Sakhi, Dominic Amj Theuns, Yunus E Yasar, Rohit E Bhagwandien, Roberto Diletti, Felix Zijlstra, Tamas Szili-Torok
BACKGROUND: A chronic total occlusion (CTO) is common in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors with coronary artery disease. It is unclear whether a CTO contributes to ventricular arrhythmias in this population. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate the impact of unrevascularized CTO's on the occurrence of appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy and all-cause mortality in OHCA survivors with coronary artery disease. METHODS: This was a retrospective study that included all consecutive OHCA survivors with coronary artery disease who received an ICD from 1999 until 2015...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917555/incidence-and-significance-of-adhesions-encountered-during-epicardial-mapping-and-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-no-history-of-prior-cardiac-surgery-or-pericarditis
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Anthony Li, Eric Buch, Noel G Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason S Bradfield
BACKGROUND: Pericardial adhesions can prevent epicardial access and restrict catheter movement during mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) . The incidence of adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or clinically evident pericarditis is not known. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of pericardial adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or pericarditis and explore their impact. METHODS: A retrospective search of our ablation database containing patients who underwent epicardial ablation for VT was undertaken...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916511/failure-to-treat-life-threatening-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-contemporary-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-implications-for-strategic-programming
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Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Jacob Moesgaard Larsen, Jens Brock Johansen, Moeen Abedin, Charles D Swerdlow
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, manufacturer-specific, strategic programming of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), including faster detection rates, reduces unnecessary therapy but permits therapy for ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VF). Present consensus recommends a generic rate threshold between 185 and 200 beats per minute, which exceeds the rate tested in clinical trials for some manufacturers. In a case series, we sought to determine the relationship between programmed parameters and failure of modern ICDs to treat VF...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916507/cardiac-patients-experiences-and-perceptions-of-social-media-mixed-methods-study
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Stephanie R Partridge, Anne C Grunseit, Patrick Gallagher, Becky Freeman, Blythe J O'Hara, Lis Neubeck, Sarah Due, Glenn Paull, Ding Ding, Adrian Bauman, Philayrath Phongsavan, Kellie Roach, Leonie Sadler, Helen Glinatsis, Robyn Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Traditional in-person cardiac rehabilitation has substantial benefits for cardiac patients, which are offset by poor attendance. The rapid increase in social media use in older adults provides an opportunity to reach patients who are eligible for cardiac rehabilitation but unable to attend traditional face-to-face groups. However, there is a paucity of research on cardiac patients' experiences and perspectives on using social media to support their health. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe cardiac rehabilitation patients' experiences in using social media in general and their perspective on using social media, particularly Facebook, to support their cardiac health and secondary prevention efforts...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916255/impact-of-nonfasting-triglycerides-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-on-secondary-prevention-in-patients-treated-with-statins
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Ichiro Matsumoto, Atsushi Misaki, Mizuki Kurozumi, Tsunetatsu Nanba, Yuichiro Takagi
BACKGROUND: Some studies have demonstrated that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering therapy is one of the most important strategies to prevent coronary artery disease. Also, serum triglycerides (TG) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are recognized as independent risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the nonfasting TG/HDL-C ratio could affect the incidence of cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) even in patients treated with statins...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916176/risk-stratification-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-hypertension
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Larisa G Tereshchenko, Elsayed Z Soliman, Barry R Davis, Suzanne Oparil
In the United States, up to 450,000 people per year die suddenly; an average of 1 sudden death every 70s. Strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death are urgently needed. Systemic arterial hypertension is a major risk factor for sudden cardiac death and the increasing burden of hypertension is a worldwide problem. The lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death at 30years of age is higher by 30% in individuals with hypertension. Each 20/10mmHg increase in systolic/diastolic blood pressure, is associated with a 20% additional increase in sudden cardiac death risk...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915826/acupuncture-lowering-blood-pressure-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yu-Zheng Du, Xin-Xin Gao, Cheng-Ting Wang, Hai-Zhen Zheng, Yun Lei, Meng-Han Wu, Xue-Min Shi, Hai-Peng Ban, Wen-Long Gu, Xiang-Gang Meng, Mao-Ti Wei, Chun-Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the prime cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population, and hypertension will increase the recurrence and mortality of stroke. We report a protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) using blood pressure (BP)-lowering acupuncture add-on treatment to treat patients with hypertension and stroke. METHODS: This is a large-scale, multicenter, subject-, assessor- and analyst-blinded, pragmatic RCT. A total of 480 patients with hypertension and ischemic stroke will be randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group and a control group...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915632/decitabine-inhibits-t-cell-proliferation-via-a-novel-tet2-dependent-mechanism-and-exerts-potent-protective-effect-in-mouse-auto-and-allo-immunity-models
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Xue Wang, Jun Wang, Yong Yu, Tonghui Ma, Ping Chen, Bing Zhou, Ran Tao
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the dysregulated immune response including innate and adaptive immune responses. Increasing evidence has proven the importance of epigenetic modification in the progression of MS. Recent studies revealed that low-dose decitabine (Dec, 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine), which incorporates into replicating DNA and inhibits DNA methylation, could prevent experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) development by increasing the number of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914755/thioredoxin-2-offers-protection-against-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-h9c2-cells-and-against-myocardial-hypertrophy-induced-by-hyperglycemia
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Hong Li, Changqing Xu, Quanfeng Li, Xiuxiang Gao, Erkio Sugano, Hiroshi Tomita, Liming Yang, Sa Shi
Mitochondrial oxidative stress is thought to be a key contributor towards the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Thioredoxin 2 (Trx2) is a mitochondrial antioxidant that, along with Trx reductase 2 (TrxR2) and peroxiredoxin 3 (Prx3), scavenges H₂O₂ and offers protection against oxidative stress. Our previous study showed that TrxR inhibitors resulted in Trx2 oxidation and increased ROS emission from mitochondria. In the present study, we observed that TrxR inhibition also impaired the contractile function of isolated heart...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913711/emergency-neurological-life-support-resuscitation-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan Elmer, Kees H Polderman
Cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death in North America. An organized bundle of neurocritical care interventions can improve chances of survival and neurological recovery in patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Therefore, resuscitation following cardiac arrest was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Key aspects of successful early post-arrest management include: prevention of secondary brain injury; identification of treatable causes of arrest in need of emergent intervention; and, delayed neurological prognostication...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913682/-therapeutic-options-in-hyperlipidemia
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Robert Berent, Theresa Berent, Helmut Sinzinger
Treatment of lipid disorders (dyslipidemia) is the cornerstone of atherosclerosis prevention and reduction of progression. Lifestyle modification is the first step to improve the plasma lipid profile. Statins play a central role in the reduction of LDL cholesterol. Whether and to what extent other lipids such as triglycerides or lipoprotein(a) should also be treated depends on the extent of atherosclerotic disease and its progression over time. Especially in residential cardiac rehabilitation we have the opportunity to encourage adherence and adapt medication as necessary due to a face to face contact over 4 weeks...
September 14, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913634/emergency-neurological-life-support-intracranial-hypertension-and-herniation
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Rhonda Cadena, Michael Shoykhet, Jonathan J Ratcliff
Sustained intracranial hypertension and acute brain herniation are "brain codes," signifying catastrophic neurological events that require immediate recognition and treatment to prevent irreversible injury and death. As in cardiac arrest, a brain code mandates the organized implementation of a stepwise management algorithm. The goal of this Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol is to implement an evidence-based, standardized approach to the evaluation and management of patients with intracranial hypertension and/or herniation...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
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