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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333832/an-incidentally-detected-anomalous-origin-of-the-right-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-an-infant
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Sezen Ugan Atik, Levent Saltik, Kazım Oztarhan, Helen Bornaun
Isolated anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the main pulmonary artery is a rare congenital anomaly, and few cases have been reported in the pediatric age group. Here in, we report an asymptomatic case of a 2-month-old male infant who has been diagnosed as anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the main pulmonary artery during the evaluation for cardiac abnormalities. For a suspicion on echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography performed to verify the diagnosis of anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the main pulmonary artery...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333676/ether-%C3%A3-go-go-k-channels-effective-modulators-of-neuronal-excitability
#2
Christiane K Bauer, Jürgen R Schwarz
Mammalian EAG (ether-à-go-go) channels are voltage-gated K+ channels. They are encoded by the KCNH gene family and divided into three subfamilies, eag (Kv10), erg (eag-related gene; Kv11) and elk (eag-like; Kv12). All EAG channel subtypes are expressed in the brain where they effectively modulate neuronal excitability. This Topical Review describes the biophysical properties of each of the EAG channel subtypes, their function in neurons and the neurological diseases induced by EAG channel mutations. In contrast to the function of erg currents in the heart where they contribute to repolarization of the cardiac action potential, erg currents in neurons are involved in the maintenance of the resting potential, setting of action potential threshold and frequency accommodation...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333637/increased-free-zn2-correlates-induction-of-sarco-endo-plasmic-reticulum-stress-via-altered-expression-levels-of-zn2-transporters-in-heart-failure
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Yusuf Olgar, Aysegul Durak, Erkan Tuncay, Ceylan Verda Bitirim, Evren Ozcinar, Mustafa Bahadir Inan, Zeynep Tokcaer-Keskin, Kamil Can Akcali, Ahmet Ruchan Akar, Belma Turan
Zn2+ -homoeostasis including free Zn2+ ([Zn2+ ]i ) is regulated through Zn2+ -transporters and their comprehensive understanding may be important due to their contributions to cardiac dysfunction. Herein, we aimed to examine a possible role of Zn2+ -transporters in the development of heart failure (HF) via induction of ER stress. We first showed localizations of ZIP8, ZIP14 and ZnT8 to both sarcolemma and S(E)R in ventricular cardiomyocytes (H9c2 cells) using confocal together with calculated Pearson's coefficients...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332590/the-potential-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-cardiac-hypertrophy-a-narrative-review
#4
Abeer Rababa H, Ashley Guillory, Rima Mustafa, Tamara Hijjawi
BACKGROUND: A common phenotype associated with heart failure is the development of cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy occurs in response to stress, such as hypertension, coronary vascular disease, or myocardial infarction. The most critical pathophysiological conditions involved may include dilated hypertrophy, fibrosis and contractile malfunction. The intricate pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy have been the core of several scientific studies, which may help in opening a new avenue in preventive and curative procedures...
January 11, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331689/baicalin-inhibits-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-through-regulating-ampk-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
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Yichuan Xiao, Jiantao Ye, Ying Zhou, Junjun Huang, Xiawen Liu, Biyun Huang, Liu Zhu, Bo Wu, Genshui Zhang, Yi Cai
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a central regulator of multiple metabolic pathways. It has been shown that activation of AMPK could inhibit fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, thereby suppressing cardiac fibrosis. Baicalin, the major component found in skullcap, possesses multiple protective effects on the cardiovascular system. However, little is known about the effect of baicalin on cardiac fibrosis and the molecular mechanism by which baicalin exerts its anti-fibrotic effects has not been investigated...
January 10, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331535/estrogen-deprivation-aggravates-cardiometabolic-dysfunction-in-obese-insulin-resistant-rats-through-the-impairment-of-cardiac-mitochondrial-dynamics
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Wanitchaya Minta, Siripong Palee, Duangkamol Mantor, Wissuta Sutham, Thidarat Jaiwongkum, Sasiwan Kerdpoo, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Sirinart Kumfu, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
The incidence of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome increases after the onset of menopause, suggesting estrogen has a vital role in their prevention. Mitochondrial dynamics are known to play an important role in the maintenance of cardiac physiological function. However, the effects of estrogen deprivation on cardiometabolic status and cardiac mitochondrial dynamics under conditions of obese-insulin resistance have never been investigated. We hypothesized that estrogen deprivation aggravates cardiac dysfunction through increased cardiac mitochondrial fission in obese-insulin resistant rats...
January 10, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330646/potential-impact-of-sglt2-inhibitors-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#7
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Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related cardiac dysfunction is thought to be multifactorial, and possibly a key factor for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with DM and preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. Currently, there is no effective treatment for HFpEF, which is presented as LV diastolic dysfunction. Furthermore, it is well known that, in addition to DM, hypertension and overweight/obesity are also important factors associated with HFpEF...
January 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330044/effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-heart-rate-variability-cortisol-levels-and-behavioural-response-induced-by-thunder-sound-in-beagles
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Carolina Elisabetta Martins Maccariello, Carla Caroline Franzini de Souza, Laura Morena, Daniel Penteado Martins Dias, Magda Alves de Medeiros
Sound stimuli such as fireworks, firearms, and claps of thunder have been used as a stress reactivity model for dogs. Acupuncture has been widely used to treat and prevent physiological and behavioural disorders induced by stress. Our study aims to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on cardiac autonomic modulation (heart rate variability - HRV), behavioural (reactivity) and endocrine (cortisol levels) responses in dogs exposed to sounds of thunder. Twenty-four laboratory beagles (12 males and 12 females, 1-6years old) with no history of phobia to thunder were subjected to a sound stimulus that consisted of a standardized recording of thunder over a 150s period with a maximum intensity of 103-104dB...
January 9, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329959/mir-21-suppression-prevents-cardiac-alterations-induced-by-d-galactose-and-doxorubicin
#9
Yihua Bei, Xiaoting Wu, Dragos Cretoiu, Jing Shi, Qiulian Zhou, Shenghui Lin, Hui Wang, Yan Cheng, Haifeng Zhang, Junjie Xiao, Xinli Li
d-galactose (d-gal)-induced cardiac alterations and Doxorubicin (Dox)-induced cardiomyocyte senescence are commonly used models to study cardiac aging. Accumulating evidence has suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are critically involved in the regulation of cellular and organismal aging and age-related diseases. However, little has been revealed about the roles of miRNAs in cardiac alterations induced by d-gal and Dox. In this study, we used miRNA arrays to investigate the dysregulated miRNAs in heart samples from 15month-old versus 2month-old male C57BL/6 mice and further validated them in d-gal-induced pseudo-aging mouse model and Dox-induced cardiomyocyte senescence in vitro model...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329111/severe-peri-ictal-respiratory-dysfunction-is-common-in-dravet-syndrome
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YuJaung Kim, Eduardo Bravo, Caitlin K Thirnbeck, Lori A Smith-Mellecker, Se Hee Kim, Brian K Gehlbach, Linda C Laux, Douglas R Nordli Jr, George B Richerson
Dravet syndrome (DS) is a severe childhood-onset epilepsy commonly due to mutations of the sodium channel gene SCN1A. DS patients have a high risk of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), believed to be due to cardiac mechanisms. Here we show that DS patients have peri-ictal respiratory dysfunction. One patient who had severe and prolonged postictal hypoventilation later died of SUDEP. Mice with an Scn1aR1407X/+ loss of function mutation died after spontaneous and heat-induced seizures due to central apnea followed by progressive bradycardia...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327897/peripheral-arterial-occlusive-disease-and-perioperative-risk
#11
Peter Poredos, Pavel Poredos
Surgical procedures represent a risk for different complications which may appear during the perioperative period. Cardiac ischemic events and vascular complications are the most important causes of increased morbidity and mortality and they are much more frequent in patients with manifest cardiovascular disease. This is particularly seen in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD), which represents advanced atherosclerosis frequently accompanied by the presence of coronary artery disease. Therefore, patients with PAD need careful preoperative examination, including estimation of functional capacity and the presence of other co-existing atherosclerotic diseases...
January 11, 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326848/the-knowledge-of-eye-physicians-on-local-anesthetic-toxicity-and-intravenous-lipid-treatment-questionnaire-study
#12
Aykut Urfalıoğlu, Selma Urfalıoğlu, Gözen Öksüz
Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge of ophthalmologists regarding local anesthesia toxicity syndrome (LATS) and intravenous lipid emulsion used in treatment, and to raise awareness of this issue. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire comprising 14 questions about demographics, local anesthesia (LA) use, toxicity, and treatment methods was administered to ophthalmologists at different hospitals. Results: The study included 104 ophthalmologists (25% residents, 67...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325933/sestrin2-prevents-age-related-intolerance-to-post-myocardial-infarction-via-ampk-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway
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Nanhu Quan, Lin Wang, Xu Chen, Chelsea Luckett, Courtney Cates, Thomas Rousselle, Yang Zheng, Ji Li
We have revealed that a novel stress-inducible protein, Sestrin2, declines in the heart with aging. Moreover, there is an interaction between Sestrin2 and energy sensor AMPK in the heart in response to ischemic stress. The objective of this study is to determine whether Sestrin2-AMPK complex modulates PGC-1α in the heart and protects the heart from ischemic insults. In order to characterize the role of cardiac Sestrin2-AMPK signaling cascade in aging, C57BL/6 wild type young mice (3-4months), aged mice (24-26months) and young Sestrin2 KO mice were subjected to left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion for in vivo regional ischemia...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325803/coronary-artery-disease-in-athletes-an-adverse-effect-of-intense-exercise
#14
REVIEW
Hélder Dores, Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Nuno Cardim, Nuno Neuparth
Regular physical exercise is responsible for various health benefits, and is recommended for primary and secondary cardiovascular (CV) prevention. Despite these recognized benefits, various clinical events can occur in athletes, including acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (SCD); the main cause of SCD in veteran athletes is coronary artery disease (CAD). The relationship between intense exercise training and CAD is controversial, and a U-shaped association has been hypothesized. If this is the case, screening for subclinical CAD in older athletes may be justified, and various different methodologies have been proposed...
January 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325222/pneumonia-as-a-cardiovascular-disease
#15
REVIEW
Marcos I Restrepo, Luis F Reyes
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an important cause of death around the globe. Up to 30% of patients admitted to hospital for CAP develop cardiovascular complications (i.e. new/worsening heart failure, new/worsening arrhythmias, myocardial infarctions and/or strokes), acutely and up to 10 years thereafter. Cardiac complications result from complex interactions between preexisting conditions, relative ischaemia, upregulation of the sympathetic system, systemic inflammation and direct pathogen-mediated damage to the cardiovascular system...
January 11, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325034/ghrelin-preserves-ischemia-induced-vasodilation-of-male-rat-coronary-vessels-following-beta-adrenergic-receptor-blockade
#16
James T Pearson, Nicola Collie, Regis R Lamberts, Tadakatsu Inagaki, Misa Yoshimoto, Keiji Umetani, Philip Davis, Gerard Wilkins, Pete P Jones, Mikiyasu Shirai, Daryl O Schwenke
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) triggers an adverse increase in cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). While β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR)-blockers are routinely used for the management of MI, they may also counter β-AR-mediated vasodilation of coronary vessels. We have reported that ghrelin prevents sympathetic activation following MI. Whether ghrelin modulates coronary vascular tone following MI, either through the modulation of SNA, or directly as a vasoactive mediator, has never been addressed.We utilized synchrotron microangiography to image coronary perfusion and vessel internal diameter (ID) in anesthetized Sprague Dawley rats before, and then again 30 mins after induction of an MI (left coronary artery ligation)...
January 9, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324812/identifying-unmet-clinical-need-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-national-electronic-health-records
#17
Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Oliver P Guttmann, Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Bram Duyx, Constantinos O'Mahony, Perry Elliott, Harry Hemingway
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate unmet clinical need in unselected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients to determine the risk of a wide range of subsequent cardiovascular disease endpoints and safety endpoints relevant for trial design. METHODS: Population based cohort (CALIBER, linked primary care, hospital and mortality records in England, period 1997-2010), all people diagnosed with HCM were identified and matched by age, sex and general practice with ten randomly selected people without HCM...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324491/validation-of-a-second-generation-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitor-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Viviane G Nasr, Lisa T Bergersen, Hung-Mo Lin, Paul B Benni, Rachel S Bernier, Michelle E Anderson, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oximetry using near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive optical technology to detect cerebral hypoxia-ischemia and develop interventions to prevent and ameliorate hypoxic brain injury. Cerebral oximeters are calibrated and validated by comparison of the near-infrared spectroscopy-measured cerebral O2 saturation (SctO2) to a "field" or reference O2 saturation (REF CX) calculated as a weighted average from arterial and jugular bulb oxygen saturations. In this study, we calibrated and validated the second-generation, 5 wavelength, FORE-SIGHT Elite with the medium sensor (source-detector separation 12 and 40 mm) for measurement of SctO2 in children with congenital heart disease...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322715/heart-failure-and-the-iron-deficiency
#19
Amey Beedkar, Rohan Parikh, Pradeep Deshmukh
Iron deficiency anemia is a significant problem worldwide and more so in developing countries, like India. The prevention and treatment of iron deficiency is a major public health goal in India It is now well recognized that iron deficiency has detrimental effects in patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension, and possibly in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Around one-third of all patients with HF, and around one-half of patients with pulmonary hypertension, are affected by iron deficiency...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322358/anti-hypotensive-drug-induced-cardiotoxicity-an-in-vitro-study
#20
Aditi Jain, Vibha Rani
Cardiotoxic side effects of broad range of drugs have emerged as an important cause of developing cardiovascular complications, as patients recover from one disease but develop another. Both cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular drugs may lead to the toxicity in the heart. Many drugs were initially not screened for cardiotoxicity, which is now an essential concern for drug discovery. Levophed is used for treating hypotension in critical care patients. Being a neurotransmitter, its concentration increases significantly in stress conditions and administration of this drug to patients' results in developing acute as well as persistent cardiac complications...
January 10, 2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
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