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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544033/impaired-neurovascular-reactivity-in-the-microvasculature-of-pregnant-women-with-preeclampsia
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Karine Ferreira Agra, Isabelle Eunice Albuquerque Pontes, José Roberto da Silva, José Natal Figueiroa, Geraldine F Clough, João Guilherme Bezerra Alves
Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with maternal vascular dysfunction, leading to serious cardiovascular risk both during and following pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To assess microvascular reactivity in pregnant women with PE. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 36 pregnant women with PE and 36 normotensive pregnant women (C) in the third trimester. Skin microvascular blood flow was measured using laser Doppler flowmetry at rest (RF), during the maximum hyperaemic response to brief arterial occlusion (MF) and during the sympathetically-mediated constrictor response to deep inspiratory breath hold (IBH)...
May 19, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542743/neuroimaging-cardiovascular-physiology-and-functional-outcomes-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Nathalie H P Claessens, Christopher J Kelly, Serena J Counsell, Manon J N L Benders
This review integrates data on brain dysmaturation and acquired brain injury using fetal and neonatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including the contribution of cardiovascular physiology to differences in brain development, and the relationship between brain abnormalities and subsequent neurological impairments in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). The antenatal and neonatal period are critical for optimal brain development; the developing brain is particularly vulnerable to haemodynamic disturbances during this time...
May 19, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540736/effects-of-diesel-exhaust-on-cardiovascular-function-and-oxidative-stress
#3
Simon Wilson, Mark R Miller, David E Newby
SIGNIFICANCE: Air pollution is a major global health concern with the particulate matter (PM) being especially associated with marked increases in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Diesel exhaust emissions are a particularly rich source of the smallest sizes of PM ("fine" and "ultrafine") in urban environments, and it is these particles that are believed to be the most detrimental to cardiovascular health. Recent Advances: Controlled exposure studies to diesel exhaust in animals and man demonstrate alterations in blood pressure, heart rate, vascular tone, endothelial function, myocardial perfusion, thrombosis, atherogenesis and plaque stability...
May 25, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536472/quantifying-the-area-at-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-in-vivo-using-arterial-spin-labeling-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Rachel K Dongworth, Adrienne E Campbell-Washburn, Hector A Cabrera-Fuentes, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Thomas Roberts, Anthony N Price, Sauri Hernández-Reséndiz, Roger J Ordidge, David L Thomas, Derek M Yellon, Mark F Lythgoe, Derek J Hausenloy
T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance (T2-CMR) of myocardial edema can quantify the area-at-risk (AAR) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and has been used to assess myocardial salvage by new cardioprotective therapies. However, some of these therapies may reduce edema, leading to an underestimation of the AAR by T2-CMR. Here, we investigated arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion CMR as a novel approach to quantify the AAR following AMI. Adult B6sv129-mice were subjected to in vivo left coronary artery ligation for 30 minutes followed by 72 hours reperfusion...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528579/phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibition-may-reduce-diastolic-function-in-women-with-ischemia-but-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Michael D Nelson, Puja K Mehta, Janet Wei, Behzad Sharif, Louise E J Thomson, Daniel Berman, Debiao Li, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Ischemia, in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease, is prevalent in women, and associated with increased risk for major cardiovascular events. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is prevalent in these patients, and associated with impaired diastolic function. Despite our general understanding, however, optimal treatment of this cohort remains elusive. METHODS: To address this knowledge gap, we performed an open-label treatment trial to assess whether phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition improves coronary microvascular perfusion and diastolic function in women with signs and symptoms of ischemia but no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528431/rapid-rest-stress-regadenoson-ungated-perfusion-cmr-for-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Erik T Bieging, I Haider, G Adluru, L Chang, P Suksaranjit, D Likhite, A Shaaban, L Jensen, B D Wilson, C J McGann, E DiBella
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion has been established as a useful imaging modality for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there are several limitations when applying standard, ECG-gated stress/rest perfusion CMR to patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). In this study we investigate an approach with no ECG gating and a rapid rest/stress perfusion protocol to determine its accuracy for detection of CAD in patients with AF. 26 patients with AF underwent a rapid rest/regadenoson stress CMR perfusion imaging protocol, and all patients had X-ray coronary angiography...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526706/cardiac-hyporesponsiveness-in-severe-sepsis-is-associated-with-nitric-oxide-dependent-activation-of-g-protein-receptor-kinase
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Daniela Dal-Secco, Silvia DalBó, Natalia E S Lautherbach, Fábio N Gava, Mara Rubia Nunes Celes, Patricia Oliveira Benedet, Adriana H Souza, Juliana Akinaga, Vanessa Lima, Katiussia P Silva, Luiz Ricardo A Kiguti, Marcos A Rossi, Isis do Carmo Kettelhut, André Sampaio Pupo, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, Jamil Assreuy
G protein-coupled receptor kinase isoform 2 (GRK2) has a critical role in physiological and pharmacological responses to endogenous and exogenous substances. Sepsis causes an important cardiovascular dysfunction in which nitric oxide (NO) has a relevant role. The present study aimed to assess the putative effect of inducible NO synthase (NOS-2)-derived NO on the activity of GRK2 in the context of septic cardiac dysfunction. C57BL/6 mice were submitted to severe septic injury by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526033/effects-of-exenatide-on-cardiac-function-perfusion-and-energetics-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-a-randomized-controlled-trial-against-insulin-glargine
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Weena J Y Chen, Michaela Diamant, Karin de Boer, Hendrik J Harms, Lourens F H J Robbers, Albert C van Rossum, Mark H H Kramer, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Paul Knaapen
BACKGROUND: Multiple bloodglucose-lowering agents have been linked to cardiovascular events. Preliminary studies showed improvement in left ventricular (LV) function during glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist administration. Underlying mechanisms, however, are unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate myocardial perfusion and oxidative metabolism in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients with LV systolic dysfunction as compared to healthy controls. Furthermore, effects of 26-weeks of exenatide versus insulin glargine administration on cardiac function, perfusion and oxidative metabolism in T2DM patients with LV dysfunction were explored...
May 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522072/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-systemic-sclerosis-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Juerg Schwitter, Luna Gargani, Alessia Pepe, Lorenzo Monti, Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular dysfunction and excessive fibrosis, involving internal organs including the heart. The estimated prevalence of cardiac involvement in SSc is high and remains subclinical until the late stages. It is either primary, related to myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, or secondary, due to pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) or systemic hypertension, in those patients with renal involvement. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a useful tool for the early assessment of cardiac involvement in SSc...
March 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512722/status-of-cardiovascular-pet-radiation-exposure-and-strategies-for-reduction-an-information-statement-from-the-cardiovascular-pet-task-force
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James A Case, Robert A deKemp, Piotr J Slomka, Mark F Smith, Gary V Heller, Manuel D Cerqueira
Cardiovascular positron emission tomography (PET) imaging provides high-quality visual and quantitative myocardial perfusion and function images. In addition, cardiovascular PET can assess myocardial viability, myocardial inflammatory disorders such as cardiac sarcoid, and infections of implanted devices including pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, and prosthetic heart valves. As with all nuclear cardiology procedures, the benefits need to be considered in relation to the risks of exposure to radiation...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499865/implication-of-altered-autonomic-control-for-orthostatic-tolerance-in-sci
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REVIEW
Jill Maria Wecht, William A Bauman
Neural output from the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) are integrated to appropriately control cardiovascular responses during routine activities of daily living including orthostatic positioning. Sympathetic control of the upper extremity vasculature and the heart arises from the thoracic cord between T1 and T5, whereas splanchnic bed and lower extremity vasculature receive sympathetic neural input from the lower cord between segments T5 and L2. Although the vasculature is not directly innervated by the parasympathetic nervous system, the SA node is innervated by post-ganglionic vagal nerve fibers via cranial nerve X...
May 3, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486234/low-plasma-protein-levels-at-birth-are-associated-with-poor-cardiovascular-adaptation-and-serious-adverse-outcome-in-infants-with-gestational-age-32-weeks-the-proh%C3%A3-mie-study
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Francesco Bonsante, Duksha Ramful, Sylvain Samperiz, Sandrine Daniel, Anais Godeluck, Pierre-Yves Robillard, Karim Jamal-Bey, Jean-Bernard Gouyon, Christine Binquet, Silvia Iacobelli
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies suggest that early hypoproteinemia has prognostic value for adverse outcome in preemies, but the underlying pathophysiology is unknown. We hypothesized that the prognostic relevance of hypoproteinemia could be related to its association with impaired cardiovascular function and organ perfusion during transition. OBJECTIVES: To describe the plasma protein status and the measures of cardiovascular function according to the outcome in infants <32 weeks' gestation...
May 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484986/validation-of-a-clinical-pathway-to-assess-asymptomatic-renal-transplant-candidates-using-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Rami Doukky, Ibtihaj Fughhi, Tania Campagnoli, Marwan Wassouf, Michael Kharouta, Aviral Vij, Chiedozie Anokwute, Andrew Appis, Amjad Ali
BACKGROUND: An AHA/ACCF scientific statement proposed 8 risk factors to assess the need for noninvasive coronary artery disease (CAD) surveillance in asymptomatic patients undergoing evaluation for kidney transplantation. The clinical application of these risk factors and the role of noninvasive testing in this context have not been defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively followed a cohort of 581 consecutive kidney transplant recipients of whom 401 had pre-transplant radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and 90 had pre-transplant coronary angiography...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482008/the-microcirculation-a-key-player-in-obesity-associated-cardiovascular-disease
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Oana Sorop, T Dylan Olver, Jens van de Wouw, Ilkka Heinonen, Richard W van Duin, Dirk J Duncker, Daphne Merkus
It is increasingly recognized that obesity is a risk factor for microvascular disease, i.e. results in structural and functional changes in the microvasculature. This review aims to describe how obesity impacts the microvasculature of visceral adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, heart, brain, kidneys and lungs. These changes involve endothelial dysfunction, which in turn impacts control of vascular tone, contributes to development of microvascular insulin resistance, alters secretion of paracrine factors like nitric oxide and endothelin, but also influences vascular structure and perivascular inflammation...
May 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473471/are-targeted-therapies-for-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-on-the-horizon
#15
REVIEW
Mitchel Tate, David J Grieve, Rebecca H Ritchie
Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure approximately 2.5-fold, independent of coronary artery disease and other comorbidities. This process, termed diabetic cardiomyopathy, is characterized by initial impairment of left ventricular (LV) relaxation followed by LV contractile dysfunction. Post-mortem examination reveals that human diastolic dysfunction is closely associated with LV damage, including cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, apoptosis and fibrosis, with impaired coronary microvascular perfusion. The pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning the characteristic features of diabetic cardiomyopathy remain poorly understood, although multiple factors including altered lipid metabolism, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, inflammation, as well as epigenetic changes, are implicated...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470919/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-the-therapy-of-cardiogenic-shock-ecmo-cs-rationale-and-design-of-the-multicenter-randomized-trial
#16
Petr Ostadal, Richard Rokyta, Andreas Kruger, Dagmar Vondrakova, Marek Janotka, Ondrej Smíd, Jana Smalcova, Milan Hromadka, Ales Linhart, Jan Bělohlávek
AIMS: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in veno-arterial configuration represents an increasingly used method for circulatory support. ECMO in cardiogenic shock offers rapid improvement of circulatory status and significant increase in tissue perfusion. Current evidence on the use of ECMO in cardiogenic shock remains insufficient. The aim of the ECMO-CS trial is to compare two recognized therapeutic approaches in the management of severe cardiogenic shock: early conservative therapy and early implantation of veno-arterial ECMO on the background of standard care...
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468676/blood-pressure-deficits-in-acute-kidney-injury-not-all-about-the-mean-arterial-pressure
#17
Lui G Forni, Michael Joannidis
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Although there are many causes of AKI, it is known that patients undergoing high-risk surgery are known to be at significant risk. Although much effort has centred on the minimum arterial pressure needed to maintain renal perfusion, this tends to be based on relatively crude measures such as the mean arterial pressure (MAP), which is widely used as an index for the optimal blood pressure. The rationale behind maintaining MAP is to provide adequate organ perfusion, although this is difficult to assess other than by applying crude end-points...
May 4, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466688/the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-in-mediating-cardioprotection-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#18
Chong-Bin Zhong, Xi Chen, Xu-Yue Zhou, Xian-Bao Wang
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a serious cardiovascular disease resulting in high rates of morbidity and mortality. Although advances have been made in restoring myocardial perfusion in ischemic areas, decreases in cardiomyocyte death and infarct size are still limited, attributing to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. It is necessary to develop therapies to restrict myocardial I/R injury and protect cardiomyocytes against further damage after MI. Many studies have suggested that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), a ligand-inducible nuclear receptor that predominantly regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, is a promising therapeutic target for ameliorating myocardial I/R injury...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461215/role-of-a5-noradrenergic-neurons-in-the-chemoreflex-control-of-respiratory-and-sympathetic-activities-in-unanesthetized-conditions
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Camila L Taxini, Thiago S Moreira, Ana C Takakura, Kênia C Bícego, Luciane H Gargaglioni, Daniel B Zoccal
The A5 area at the ventrolateral pons contains noradrenergic neurons connected with other medullary areas involved in the cardiorespiratory control. Its contribution to the cardiorespiratory regulation was previously evidenced in anesthetized conditions. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of the A5 noradrenergic neurons to the basal and chemoreflex control of the sympathetic and respiratory activities in unanesthetized conditions. A5 noradrenergic neurons were lesioned using microinjections of anti-dopamine β-hydroxylase saporin (anti-DβH-SAP)...
April 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455826/subendocardial-viability-ratio-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-with-healthy-controls-and-identification-of-prognostic-factors
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Panagiota Anyfanti, Areti Triantafyllou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Georgios Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Koletsos, Sophia Chatzimichailidou, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Botis, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
Cardiac involvement is common in rheumatoid arthritis. Subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR) is a non-invasive measure of microvascular coronary perfusion, yet it remains unclear whether it is affected in rheumatoid arthritis patients. We additionally sought predictors of SEVR in rheumatoid arthritis among a wide range of disease-related parameters, cardiac and hemodynamic factors, and markers of atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction. SEVR was estimated in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy controls by applanation tonometry, which was also used to evaluate arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity and augmentation index)...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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