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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922334/ionizing-radiation-impairs-endogenous-regeneration-of-infarcted-heart-an-in-vivo-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-99m-tc-tetrofosmin-spect-ct-study-in-mice
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Lan Luo, Kodai Nishi, Yoshishige Urata, Chen Yan, Al Shaimaa Hasan, Shinji Goto, Takashi Kudo, Zhao-Lan Li, Tao-Sheng Li
Epidemiological studies have suggested that ionizing radiation increases cardiovascular disease risk, but the relevant mechanism is poorly understood. We recently demonstrated that adult mice exposed to whole-body irradiation with 3 Gy gamma rays significantly decreases the number and quality of cardiac stem cells. To further determine if radiation impairs myocardial regenerative potency, a myocardial infarction model was established in adult C57BL/6 mice by ligating the left anterior descending artery approximately 6 h after sham- or whole-body gamma irradiation (0 or 3 Gy)...
December 6, 2016: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918332/isoflurane-impairs-motor-function-recovery-by-increasing-neuroapoptosis-and-degeneration-during-spinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Shih-Yuan Fang, Jung-Shun Lee, Jun-Neng Roan, Yu-Chuan Tsai, Chen-Fuh Lam
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) leads to variable degrees of neurologic deficit in patients undergoing major cardiovascular surgery. The effect of intraoperative neuroprotection against SCI and the subsequent ischemia-reperfusion injury is still limited. Because isoflurane is a commonly used anesthetic agent during major operation, and its neuroprotective and neurotoxicity effects have both been discussed, this study aimed to investigate the effect of isoflurane on the spinal cord's functional recovery in a rat model of cord ischemia...
December 1, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909712/myocardial-perfusion-spect-2015-in-germany-results-of-the-7th-survey
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Oliver Lindner, Wolfgang Burchert, Wolfgang Schäfer, Marcus Hacker
AIM: The working group Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine presents the results of the 7th survey of myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) of the reporting year 2015. METHOD: 268 questionnaires (173 practices [PR], 67 hospitals [HO], 28 university hospitals [UH]) were evaluated. Results of the last survey from 2012 are set in squared brackets. RESULTS: MPS of 121 939 [105 941] patients were reported. 98 % [95 %] of all MPS were performed with Tc-99m radiopharmaceuticals and 2 % [5 %] with Tl-201...
December 2, 2016: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899860/leptin-attenuates-the-contractile-function-of-adult-rat-cardiomyocytes-involved-in-oxidative-stress-and-autophagy
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Liu-Jin Luo, Ying-Ping Liu, Xun Yuan, Gui-Ping Zhang, Ning Hou, Xiao-Qian Wu, Jian-Dong Luo, Gen-Shui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Leptin has been identified as an important protein involved in obesity. As a chronic metabolic disorder, obesity is associated with a high risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including heart failure. The aim of this paper was to investigate the effects and the mechanism of leptin on the contractile function of cardiomyocytes in the adult rat. METHODS: Isolated adult rat cardiomyocytes were exposed to leptin (1, 10, and 100 nmol/L) for 1 hour...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894114/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-promotes-angiogenesis-via-the-angiopoietin-1-tie-2-signaling-pathway
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Tangting Chen, Ni Chen, Ningbo Pang, Lamei Xiao, Yongjie Li, Rong Li, Mao Luo, Xin Deng, Meiping Ren, Jianbo Wu, Liqun Wang
BACKGROUND: The flowers of Carthamus tinctorius L. are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA), the main constituent of C. tinctorius L. flowers, is known for its multiple biological activities. The present study investigated the effects of HSYA on angiogenesis in vitro and in a mouse hindlimb ischemia model. METHODS: Using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro and a mouse hindlimb ischemia model in vivo, the angiogenic role of HSYA was evaluated...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881570/excess-cardiovascular-risk-in-women-relative-to-men-referred-for-coronary-angiography-is-associated-with-severely-impaired-coronary-flow-reserve-not-obstructive-disease
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Viviany R Taqueti, Leslee J Shaw, Nancy R Cook, Venkatesh L Murthy, Nishant R Shah, Courtney R Foster, Jon Hainer, Ron Blankstein, Sharmila Dorbala, Marcelo F Di Carli
BACKGROUND: -Cardiovascular disease (CVD) fatality rates are higher for women as compared with men, yet obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is less prevalent in women. Coronary flow reserve (CFR), an integrated measure of large and small vessel CAD and myocardial ischemia, identifies patients at risk for CVD death, but is not routinely measured in clinical practice. We sought to investigate the impact of sex, CFR, and angiographic CAD severity on adverse cardiovascular events. METHODS: -Consecutive patients (N=329, 43% women) referred for invasive coronary angiography after stress testing with myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography (PET) and with left ventricular ejection fraction >40% were followed (median 3...
November 14, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872271/effects-of-a-change-in-entry-to-practice-criteria-for-cardiovascular-perfusion-in-canada-results-of-a-national-survey
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Dean Belway, Diem T T Tran, Fraser D Rubens
INTRODUCTION: Years of experience and level of education are two important determinants of a clinician's expertise. While entry-to-practice criteria for admission to perfusion training in Canada changed from clinical experience-based criteria to education-based criteria in 2006, the effects of these changes have not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine the academic and clinical backgrounds of perfusionists in Canada, ascertain perceptions about the adequacy of training and evaluate the effects of the changes on the composition of the perfusion community of Canada...
November 20, 2016: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871168/long-term-prognosis-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-as-determined-by-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Gun Ha Park, Jae Won Song, Chang Min Lee, Young Rim Song, Sung Gyun Kim, Hyung Jik Kim, Jwa Kyung Kim
Background/Aims: Normal myocardial perfusion is closely associated with very low rates of cardiac events and better long-term outcomes; however, little is known about its prognostic value in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Methods: A total of 286 incident patients underwent baseline cardiac evaluations using echocardiography and stress-rest single-photon emission computed tomography. Perfusion scans for 177 patients (61.9%) who had a summed stress score (SSS) < 4 were normal...
November 22, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870974/myocardial-perfusion-in-peripheral-raynaud-s-phenomenon-evaluation-using-stress-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Sophie Mavrogeni, Konstantinos Bratis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Savropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Peripheral Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is either primary (PRP), without any coexisting disease or secondary (SRP), due to connective tissue diseases (CTD). We hypothesized that adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can assess myocardial perfusion in a population of PRP and SRP. PATIENTS-METHODS: Twenty CTDs, aged 30.6±7.5yrs., 16F/4M, including 9 systemic sclerosis (SSc), 4 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 3 mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), 2 polymyositis (PM) and 2 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with SRP, under treatment with calcium blockers, were evaluated by stress CMR and compared with age-sex matched PRP and controls...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866570/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-vascular-disease
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Holger Lawall, Peter Huppert, Christine Espinola-Klein, Gerhard Rümenapf
BACKGROUND: In peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), arterial stenosis or occlusion impairs perfusion in the territory of the distal portion of the aorta and the iliac and leg arteries. In Germany, the prevalence of PAOD rises with age, reaching 20% among persons over age 70. METHODS: This guideline was prepared by a collaboration of 22 medical specialty societies and two patient self-help organizations on the basis of pertinent publications that were retrieved by a systematic search in PubMed for articles that appeared from 2008 to April 2014, with a subsequent update to May 2015...
October 28, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865485/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-stress-echocardiography-versus-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-low-risk-chest-pain
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Rhian Davies, Guodong Liu, Christopher Sciamanna, William R Davidson, Douglas L Leslie, Andrew J Foy
The aim of this study was to compare clinically relevant cardiovascular outcomes and downstream resource utilization associated with stress echocardiography (SE) and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in emergency department patients with low-risk chest pain. This was a retrospective analysis of health insurance claims data for a national sample of privately insured patients over the period January 1 to December 31, 2011. Subjects were selected who presented to the emergency department with a primary or secondary diagnosis of chest pain and underwent either SE or MPI...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861916/sildenafil-therapy-for-fetal-cardiovascular-dysfunction-during-hypoxic-development-studies-in-the-chick-embryo
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Nozomi Itani, Katie L Skeffington, Christian Beck, Dino A Giussani
There is a need for developing clinically translatable therapy for preventing fetal origins of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy complicated by chronic fetal hypoxia. Evidence shows that sildenafil protects placental perfusion and fetal growth. However, whether beneficial effects of sildenafil transcend onto the fetal heart and circulation in complicated development is unknown. We isolated the direct effects of sildenafil on the fetus using the chick embryo and hypothesised that sildenafil also protects fetal cardiovascular function in hypoxic development...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861423/influence-of-iabp-induced-abdominal-occlusions-on-aortic-hemodynamics-a-patient-specific-computational-evaluation
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Maria Vittoria Caruso, Attilio Renzuli, Gionata Fragomeni
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is used as temporary mechanical assistance in case of cardiovascular diseases, even if different hemodynamic problems and, so, clinical complications may happen, such as the decrease of visceral perfusion. A computational fluid dynamic (CFD) study was carried out in order to investigate the effects of different IABP-induced abdominal occlusions on patient-specific aortic flow. Two possible sizes (25 cm3 and 34 cm3) and two locations (2 cm and 3 cm) of the balloon were compared, modelling four abdominal occlusions and numerically reproducing IAB inflation/deflation behaviour...
November 16, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859800/change-in-maternal-cardiac-output-from-pre-conception-to-mid-pregnancy-is-associated-with-birth-weight-in-healthy-pregnancies
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Amita A Mahendru, Fung L Foo, Carmel M McEniery, Thomas R Everett, Ian B Wilkinson, Christoph C Lees
OBJECTIVE: Birth weight (BW) is thought to be determined by maternal health, and genetic, nutritional and placental factors; the latter being influenced by anatomical development and perfusion. Maternal cardiovascular changes contribute to uteroplacental perfusion, however they have not been investigated in relation to fetal growth/BW. Our aim was to explore the relationship between maternal cardiovascular adaptation, fetal growth and BW in healthy pregnancies. METHODS: This was a longitudinal prospective study of women planning to conceive a pregnancy...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857048/myocardial-scarring-after-repair-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-pulmonary-artery
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OBJECTIVES: Prognosis of patients with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery has dramatically improved as a result of both, early diagnosis and improvements in surgical techniques. Post surgical complications are rare and most patients show quick improvement of the left ventricular performance after repair with complete functional recovery within one year after surgery. Exercise-induced electrocardiographic changes have been found in patients postoperatively and scars and perfusion deficits of the left ventricle may not be detected by standard echocardiographic evaluation...
September 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856475/assessment-of-cardiovascular-remodelling-following-endovascular-aortic-repair-through-imaging-and-computation-the-core-prospective-observational-cohort-study-protocol
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Foeke J H Nauta, Arnoud V Kamman, El-Sayed H Ibrahim, Prachi P Agarwal, Bo Yang, Karen Kim, David M Williams, Joost A van Herwaarden, Frans L Moll, Kim A Eagle, Santi Trimarchi, Himanshu J Patel, C Alberto Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic aortic stent grafts are orders of magnitude stiffer than the native aorta. These devices have been associated with acute hypertension, elevated pulse pressure, cardiac remodelling and reduced coronary perfusion. However, a systematic assessment of such cardiovascular effects of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is missing. The CardiOvascular Remodelling following Endovascular aortic repair (CORE) study aims to (1) quantify cardiovascular remodelling following TEVAR and compare echocardiography against MRI, the reference method; (2) validate computational modelling of cardiovascular haemodynamics following TEVAR using clinical measurements, and virtually assess the impact of more compliant stent grafts on cardiovascular haemodynamics; and (3) investigate diagnostic accuracy of ECG and serum biomarkers for cardiac remodelling compared to MRI...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849257/effects-of-nitrate-intake-on-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-diabetic-rats
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Sajad Jeddi, Saeedeh Khalifi, Mahboubeh Ghanbari, Fatemeh Bageripour, Asghar Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is 2-3 times more common in diabetic individuals. Dietary nitrate/nitrite has beneficial effects in both diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It also has protective effects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in healthy animals. However, the effects of nitrate on myocardial IR injury in diabetic rats have not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effects of dietary nitrate on myocardial IR injury in streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced diabetic rats...
October 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847440/gintonin-facilitates-catecholamine-secretion-from-the-perfused-adrenal-medulla
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Seung-Yeol Na, Ki-Hwan Kim, Mi-Sung Choi, Kang-Su Ha, Dong-Yoon Lim
The present study was designed to investigate the characteristics of gintonin, one of components isolated from Korean Ginseng on secretion of catecholamines (CA) from the isolated perfused model of rat adrenal gland and to clarify its mechanism of action. Gintonin (1 to 30 µg/ml), perfused into an adrenal vein, markedly increased the CA secretion from the perfused rat adrenal medulla in a dose-dependent fashion. The gintonin-evoked CA secretion was greatly inhibited in the presence of chlorisondamine (1 µM, an autonomic ganglionic bloker), pirenzepine (2 µM, a muscarinic M1 receptor antagonist), Ki14625 (10 µM, an LPA1/3 receptor antagonist), amiloride (1 mM, an inhibitor of Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger), a nicardipine (1 µM, a voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel blocker), TMB-8 (1 µM, an intracellular Ca(2+) antagonist), and perfusion of Ca(2+)-free Krebs solution with 5mM EGTA (a Ca(2+)chelater), while was not affected by sodium nitroprusside (100 µM, a nitrosovasodialtor)...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847332/intralipid-protects-the-heart-in-late-pregnancy-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-caveolin2-stat3-gsk-3%C3%AE-pathway
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Jingyuan Li, Gregoire Ruffenach, Georgios Kararigas, Christine M Cunningham, Negar Motayagheni, Neusha Barakai, Soban Umar, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Mansoureh Eghbali
BACKGROUND: We recently demonstrated that the heart of late pregnant (LP) rodents is more prone to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury compared to non-pregnant rodents. Lipids, particularly polyunsaturated fatty acids, have received special attention in the field of cardiovascular research. Here, we explored whether Intralipid (ITLD) protects the heart against I/R injury in LP rodents and investigated the mechanisms underlying this protection. METHODS AND RESULTS: In-vivo female LP rat hearts or ex-vivo isolated Langendorff-perfused LP mouse hearts were subjected to ischemia followed by reperfusion with PBS or ITLD (one bolus of 5mg/kg of 20% in in-vivo and 1% in ex-vivo)...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843103/quantifying-myocardial-contractility-changes-using-ultrasound-based-shear-wave-elastography
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Maryam Vejdani-Jahromi, Jenna Freedman, Matthew Nagle, Young-Joong Kim, Gregg E Trahey, Patrick D Wolf
BACKGROUND: Myocardial contractility, a significant determinant of cardiac function, is valuable for diagnosis and evaluation of treatment in cardiovascular disorders including heart failure. Shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI) is a newly developed ultrasound-based elastographic technique that can directly assess the stiffness of cardiac tissue. The aim of this study was to verify the ability of this technique to quantify contractility changes in the myocardium. METHODS: In 12 isolated rabbit hearts, SWEI measurements were made of systolic stiffness at five different coronary perfusion pressures from 0 to 92 mm Hg...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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