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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095492/growth-hormone-deficiency-is-associated-with-worse-cardiac-function-physical-performance-and-outcome-in-chronic-heart-failure-insights-from-the-t-o-s-ca-ghd-study
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Michele Arcopinto, Andrea Salzano, Francesco Giallauria, Eduardo Bossone, Jörgen Isgaard, Alberto M Marra, Emanuele Bobbio, Olga Vriz, David N Åberg, Daniele Masarone, Amato De Paulis, Lavinia Saldamarco, Carlo Vigorito, Pietro Formisano, Massimo Niola, Francesco Perticone, Domenico Bonaduce, Luigi Saccà, Annamaria Colao, Antonio Cittadini
BACKGROUND: Although mounting evidence supports the concept that growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) affects cardiovascular function, no study has systematically investigated its prevalence and role in a large cohort of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of GHD in mild-to-moderate CHF and to explore clinical and functional correlates of GHD. METHODS: One-hundred thirty CHF patients underwent GH provocative test with GHRH+arginine and accordingly categorized into GH-deficiency (GHD, n = 88, age = 61...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062514/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-for-detecting-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Daniel Dumitrescu, Christian Nagel, Gabor Kovacs, Tom Bollmann, Michael Halank, Jörg Winkler, Martin Hellmich, Ekkehard Grünig, Horst Olschewski, Ralf Ewert, Stephan Rosenkranz
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating disease with limited survival and occurs as a frequent complication in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). A definite diagnosis of PAH is obtained by right heart catheterisation (RHC); however, the initial suspicion is raised by non-invasive methods. We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of key parameters derived from cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for detecting and ruling out SSc-associated PAH. METHODS: In a multicentre setting, we prospectively evaluated 173 consecutive patients with SSc without known PAH, but with clinical suspicion of PAH...
January 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038810/lvad-pump-speed-increase-is-associated-with-increased-peak-exercise-cardiac-output-and-vo2-postponed-anaerobic-threshold-and-improved-ventilatory-efficiency
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Carlo Vignati, Anna Apostolo, Gaia Cattadori, Stefania Farina, Alberico Del Torto, Silvia Scuri, Gino Gerosa, Tomaso Bottio, Vincenzo Tarzia, Jonida Bejko, Erminio Sisillo, Flavia Nicoli, Susanna Sciomer, Francesco Alamanni, Stefania Paolillo, Piergiuseppe Agostoni
BACKGROUNDS: Peak exercise cardiac output (CO) increase is associated with an increase of peak oxygen uptake (VO2), provided that arteriovenous O2 difference [Δ(Ca-Cv)O2] does not decrease. At anaerobic threshold, VO2, is related to CO. We tested the hypothesis that, in heart failure (HF) patients with left ventricular assistance device (LVAD), an acute increase of CO obtained through changes in LVAD pump speed is associated with peak exercise and anaerobic threshold VO2 increase. METHODS: Fifteen of 20 patients bearing LVAD (Jarvik 2000) enrolled in the study successfully performed peak exercise evaluation...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033197/impact-of-panic-attacks-on-bronchoconstriction-and-subjective-distress-in-asthma-patients-with-and-without-panic-disorder
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Maxine Boudreau, Simon L Bacon, Nicola J Paine, André Cartier, Barbara Trutschnigg, Alexandre Morizio, Kim L Lavoie
OBJECTIVES: Panic disorder (PD) is common among asthmatics and is associated with worse asthma outcomes. This may occur due to psychophysiological factors or to cognitive/affective factors. This study evaluated the impact of panic attacks (PAs) on bronchoconstriction and subjective distress in asthmatics with and without PD. METHODS: A total of 25 asthmatics (15 with PD who had a PA [PD/PA], 10 without PD who didn't have a PA [noPD/noPA]) were recruited from an outpatient clinic...
December 28, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013417/left-atrial-mechanics-strongly-predict-functional-capacity-assessed-by-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-subjects-without-structural-heart-disease
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Luís Leite, Sofia Lázaro Mendes, Rui Baptista, Rogério Teixeira, Manuel Oliveira-Santos, Nelson Ribeiro, Rosa Coutinho, Victor Monteiro, Rui Martins, Graça Castro, Maria João Ferreira, Mariano Pego
Left atrium function is essential for cardiovascular performance and is evaluable by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE). Our aim was to determine how echocardiographic parameters interrelate with exercise capacity and ventilatory efficiency in subjects with no structural heart disease. Asymptomatic volunteers, in sinus rhythm and with normal biventricular size and function, were recruited from a community-based population. Individuals with moderate-to-severe valvular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and history of cardiac disease were excluded...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009787/prevalence-of-exercise-induced-arterial-hypoxemia-in-distance-runners-at-sea-level
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Keren Constantini, David A Tanner, Timothy P Gavin, Craig A Harms, Joel M Stager, Robert F Chapman
PURPOSE: It has been reported that ~50% of endurance-trained men demonstrate exercise induced arterial oxyhemoglobin hypoxemia (EIAH) during heavy exercise. However, this often-cited prevalence rate comes from a single study using a cohort of 25 highly trained men who completed maximal cycle ergometry. As arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation (SpO2) during maximal exercise is reported to be significantly lower during treadmill vs. cycle ergometry in the same subjects, we hypothesized that the prevalence of EIAH would be greater than previously reported (and commonly referenced) in a larger cohort of highly endurance-trained men during maximal treadmill running...
December 22, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982272/cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-background-applicability-and-interpretation
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Artur Haddad Herdy, Luiz Eduardo Fonteles Ritt, Ricardo Stein, Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo, Mauricio Milani, Romeu Sérgio Meneghelo, Almir Sérgio Ferraz, Carlos Hossri, Antonio Eduardo Monteiro de Almeida, Miguel Morita Fernandes-Silva, Salvador Manoel Serra
Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) has been gaining importance as a method of functional assessment in Brazil and worldwide. In its most frequent applications, CPET consists in applying a gradually increasing intensity exercise until exhaustion or until the appearance of limiting symptoms and/or signs. The following parameters are measured: ventilation; oxygen consumption (VO2); carbon dioxide production (VCO2); and the other variables of conventional exercise testing. In addition, in specific situations, pulse oximetry and flow-volume loops during and after exertion are measured...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873388/effects-of-sildenafil-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-and-health-related-quality-of-life-measures-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Peter van der Meer, Rolf M F Berger, Kevin Damman, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis
AIMS: We recently showed that sildenafil did not improve pulmonary pressures and exercise capacity in a cohort of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and predominantly postcapillary pulmonary hypertension. Here, we present the effects of sildenafil on cardiac structure and function, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, laboratory parameters and health-related quality of life measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two HFpEF patients with pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg; pulmonary artery wedge pressure >15 mmHg) were randomized to sildenafil 60 mg three times a day or placebo and treated for 12 weeks...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861471/-comparison-of-peak-oxygen-uptake-and-ve-vco2-slope-between-children-with-and-without-heart-failure
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Hermes Ilarraza-Lomelí, Irma Miranda Chávez, Javier Castañeda-López, Rafael Chávez-Domínguez, Carlos Felipe Barrera-Ramírez, Marianna García-Saldivia, María Dolores Rius-Suárez, Alfonso Buendía-Hernández
: Heart failure is a health problem associated with disability and mortality. Physicians may stratify the risk of adult patients with heart failure using a cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Until now, in childhood this evaluation has been poorly used. The purpose of this study is to compare the peak oxygen uptake and minute ventilation/carbon dioxide production slope among children with heart failure versus children without heart disease (control). METHODS: Thirty-eight children with heart failure were compared with 194 children without heart disease...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812147/left-atrial-structure-and-function-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-relax-substudy
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Siddique A Abbasi, Ravi V Shah, Steven E McNulty, Adrian F Hernandez, Marc J Semigran, Gregory D Lewis, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Raymond J Kim, Margaret M Redfield, Raymond Y Kwong
Given the emerging recognition of left atrial structure and function as an important marker of disease in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HF-pEF), we investigated the association between left atrial volume and function with markers of disease severity and cardiac structure in HF-pEF. We studied 100 patients enrolled in the PhosphdiesteRasE-5 Inhibition to Improve CLinical Status and EXercise Capacity in Diastolic Heart Failure (RELAX) trial who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and blood collection before randomization...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781371/acute-cardiorespiratory-responses-in-participants-with-heart-disease-during-cycling-at-different-immersion-levels
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Andrée Dionne, Louis Pérusse, Alain-Steve Comtois, Mario Leone
Physical activity is often avoided or practised at a low-intensity level because of the limited ability of patients with heart disease (HD) to provide sustained effort. Immersible training has been suggested as a possible alternative as hydrostatic pressure can modify some hemodynamic parameters in healthy patients and potentially increase the exercise capacity in patients with HD. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute cardiorespiratory adaptations at different levels of immersion using an immersible ergometer (IE) in patients with HD...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763583/altered-gas-exchange-at-peak-exercise-in-obese-adolescents-implications-for-verification-of-effort-during-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Nastasia Marinus, Liene Bervoets, Guy Massa, Kenneth Verboven, An Stevens, Tim Takken, Dominique Hansen
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is advised ahead of exercise intervention in obese adolescents to assess medical safety of exercise and physical fitness. Optimal validity and reliability of test results are required to identify maximal exercise effort. As fat oxidation during exercise is disturbed in obese individuals, it remains an unresolved methodological issue whether the respiratory gas exchange ratio (RER) is a valid marker for maximal effort during exercise testing in this population...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748473/exercise-training-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Erick Chan, Francesco Giallauria, Carlo Vigorito, Neil A Smart
Exercise training induces physical adaptations for heart failure patients with systolic dysfunction but less is known about those patients with preserved ejection fraction. This study's aims were to establish if exercise training produces changes in peak VO2 and related measures, quality of life, general health and diastolic function in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We conducted a MEDLINE search (1985 to September 1, 2015), for exercise based rehabilitation trials in heart failure, using search terms 'exercise training, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, heart failure with  normal ejection fraction, peak VO2 and diastolic heart dysfunction'...
October 14, 2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746738/the-physiological-mechanisms-of-performance-enhancement-with-sprint-interval-training-differ-between-the-upper-and-lower-extremities-in-humans
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Christoph Zinner, David Morales-Alamo, Niels Ørtenblad, Filip J Larsen, Tomas A Schiffer, Sarah J Willis, Miriam Gelabert-Rebato, Mario Perez-Valera, Robert Boushel, Jose A L Calbet, Hans-Christer Holmberg
To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the differences in adaptation of arm and leg muscles to sprint training, over a period of 11 days 16 untrained men performed six sessions of 4-6 × 30-s all-out sprints (SIT) with the legs and arms, separately, with a 1-h interval of recovery. Limb-specific VO2peak, sprint performance (two 30-s Wingate tests with 4-min recovery), muscle efficiency and time-trial performance (TT, 5-min all-out) were assessed and biopsies from the m. vastus lateralis and m. triceps brachii taken before and after training...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746200/effect-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-on-respiratory-function-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Mina Akizuki, Naoki Serizawa, Atsuko Ueno, Taku Adachi, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
RATIONALE: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) improves hemodynamics and exercise capacity. However, its effect on respiratory function is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of BPA on respiratory function. METHODS: We enrolled inoperable CTEPH who underwent BPA primarily in lower lobe arteries (first series) and upper and middle lobe arteries (second series). We compared changes in hemodynamics and respiratory function between different BPA fields...
October 13, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742182/discriminating-circulatory-problems-from-deconditioning-echocardiogram-and-cardio-pulmonary-exercise-test-analysis
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Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Galit Aviram, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
BACKGROUND: Discriminating circulatory problems with reduced stroke volume from de-conditioning in which the muscles cannot consume O2 normally by gas exchange parameters is difficult. METHODS: We performed combined stress echo and cardio-pulmonary (CPET) tests in 110 patients (20 normal effort capacity, 54 attenuated stroke volume response, 36 de-conditioning) to evaluate multiple hemodynamic parameters and oxygen content difference (A-VO2 Difference) in four predefined activity levels to assess which of the gas measures may help in the discrimination...
October 11, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730011/risk-stratification-in-lung-resection
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Michele Salati, Alessandro Brunelli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgery is considered the best treatment option for patients with early stage lung cancer. Nevertheless, lung resection may cause a variable functional impairment that could influence the whole cardio-respiratory system with potential life-threatening complications. The aim of the present study is to review the most relevant evidences about the evaluation of surgical risk before lung resection, in order to define a practical approach for the preoperative functional assessment in lung cancer patients...
2016: Current Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692931/heart-failure-and-anemia-effects-on-prognostic-variables
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Gaia Cattadori, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ugo Corrà, Gianfranco Sinagra, Fabrizio Veglia, Elisabetta Salvioni, Alice Bonomi, Rocco La Gioia, Angela B Scardovi, Alessandro Ferraironi, Michele Emdin, Marco Metra, Andrea Di Lenarda, Giuseppe Limongelli, Rosa Raimondo, Federica Re, Marco Guazzi, Romualdo Belardinelli, Gianfranco Parati, Sergio Caravita, Damiano Magrì, Carlo Lombardi, Maria Frigerio, Fabrizio Oliva, Davide Girola, Alessandro Mezzani, Stefania Farina, Massimo Mapelli, Domenico Scrutinio, Giuseppe Pacileo, Anna Apostolo, AnnaMaria Iorio, Stefania Paolillo, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Paola Gargiulo, Maurizio Bussotti, Giovanni Marchese, Michele Correale, Roberto Badagliacca, Susanna Sciomer, Pietro Palermo, Mauro Contini, Pantaleo Giannuzzi, Elisa Battaia, Mariantonietta Cicoira, Francesco Clemenza, Chiara Minà, Simone Binno, Claudio Passino, Massimo F Piepoli
BACKGROUND: Anemia is frequent in heart failure (HF), and it is associated with higher mortality. The predictive power of established HF prognostic parameters in anemic HF patients is unknown. METHODS: Clinical, laboratory, echocardiographic and cardiopulmonary-exercise-test (CPET) data were analyzed in 3913 HF patients grouped according to hemoglobin (Hb) values. 248 (6%), 857 (22%), 2160 (55%) and 648 (17%) patients had very low (<11g/dL), low (11-12 for females, 11-13 for males), normal (12-15 for females, 13-15 for males) and high (>15) Hb, respectively...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561166/prognostic-value-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Gianfranco Sinagra, Annamaria Iorio, Marco Merlo, Antonio Cannatà, Davide Stolfo, Elena Zambon, Concetta Di Nora, Stefania Paolillo, Giulia Barbati, Emanuela Berton, Cosimo Carriere, Damiano Magrì, Gaia Cattadori, Marco Confalonieri, Andrea Di Lenarda, Piergiuseppe Agostoni
BACKGROUND: Although cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is considered as an important tool in risk stratification of patients with heart failure (HF), prognostic data in the specific setting of Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (iDCM) are still undetermined. The aim of the study was to test the prognostic value of CPET in a large cohort of iDCM patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 381 iDCM patients who consecutively performed CPET. The study end-point was a composite of cardiovascular death/urgent heart transplantation (CVD/HTx)...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27537719/exercise-related-ventilation-dynamics-and-clinical-correlates-in-patients-with-fibrotic-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
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Marina De Martino, Raffaele Cobuccio, Dario Bruzzese, Gaetano Rea, Ilernando Meoli, Francesco Stefanelli, Angelo Canora, Annalisa Capaccio, Alessandro Sanduzzi, Alessandro Matarese, Marialuisa Bocchino
Assessment of exercise performance is a key component in the management of interstitial lung diseases, as its limitation may occur very early. Aim of the present study was to assess ventilation dynamics in combination with pulse-oximetry changes in 54 clinically stable patients affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or idiopathic fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. Testing was successfully performed with the Spiropalm 6-MWT Hand-held spirometer by the majority of cases (94%). End test oxygen saturation (SpO2) values <88% were common in most of patients (76%), with a mean distance walked of 403 meters...
August 1, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
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