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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457863/the-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-is-a-useful-biomarker-for-the-estimation-of-volume-overload-in-children-with-hypertension-in-children-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Joo Hoon Lee, Young Seo Park
AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a biomarker of fluid retention in hypertensive children on peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: We included hypertensive children on PD. We reviewed the changes (∆) of body weight (BWt), blood pressure (BP) and serum BNP at initial and follow-up periods. We presented data as mean±standard deviation (median, minimum - maximum). Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to evaluate the changes in BWt, BP, and BNP...
February 19, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453394/experimental-modelling-of-cardiac-pressure-overload-hypertrophy-modified-technique-for-precise-reproducible-safe-and-easy-aortic-arch-banding-debanding-in-mice
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David Merino, Aritz Gil, Jenny Gómez, Luis Ruiz, Miguel Llano, Raquel García, María A Hurlé, J Francisco Nistal
Pressure overload left ventricular hypertrophy is a known precursor of heart failure with ominous prognosis. The development of experimental models that reproduce this phenomenon is instrumental for the advancement in our understanding of its pathophysiology. The gold standard of these models is the controlled constriction of the mid aortic arch in mice according to Rockman's technique (RT). We developed a modified technique that allows individualized and fully controlled constriction of the aorta, improves efficiency and generates a reproducible stenosis that is technically easy to perform and release...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453328/management-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis
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REVIEW
Bernard Iung, Antoine Leenhardt, Fabrice Extramiana
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequent in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). Pressure overload leads to marked structural and electrical remodelling of left atrium. The frequency of persistent AF increases with age and paroxysmal, asymptomatic, AF seems even more frequent. The occurrence of AF worsens the haemodynamic tolerance of MS and markedly increases the risk of thromboembolic events. AF has a negative impact on the natural history of MS and on its outcome after commissurotomy. The respective indications of rhythm and rate control should be adapted to patient characteristics, particularly the consequences of MS, and take into account the high risk of recurrence of AF...
February 16, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451509/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-blood-volume-changes-in-acute-heart-failure-a-brief-practical-guide
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Paola Ciancetta, Salvatore M Maggiore, Flavia Petrini, Raffaele De Caterina
The correct management of acute heart failure continues to pose diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In particular, administering the right type and dose of fluids and drugs, thus avoiding fluid overload while establishing organ perfusion, is of key importance in stabilizing critical patients and improving prognosis. A correct estimate of the fluid volume status, however, may be difficult, as the invasive evaluation of cardiac filling pressures by cardiac catheterization is limited in routine medical practice, and there is no universal consensus on the best tools for its non-invasive evaluation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447430/aucubin-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-remodelling-via-%C3%AE-3-ar-nnos-cascades
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Qing-Qing Wu, Yang- Xiao, Ming-Xia Duan, Yuan Yuan, Xiao-Han Jiang, Zheng Yang, Hai-Han Liao, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aucubin, the predominant component of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., plays an indispensable role in regulating oxidative stress. Considering that oxidative stress has previously been demonstrated to contribute to acute and chronic myocardial injury, we tested the effects of aucubin on cardiac remodelling and heart failure. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In the first set of experiments, H9c2 cardiomyocytes and neonatal rat cardiomyocytes pre-treated with aucubin (1, 3 10, 25, 50 μM) were challenged with phenylephrine...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446710/early-versus-late-cardiac-remodelling-during-right-ventricular-pressure-load-and-impact-of-preventive-versus-rescue-therapy-with-endothelin-1-receptor-blockers
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Sara Roldan Ramons, Guido Ehrenfried Pieles, Mei Sun, Cameron Slorach, Wei Hui, Mark K Friedberg
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) causes right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, biventricular fibrosis and apoptosis which are attenuated by endothelin-1 (ET1) receptor blockade (ERB). Little is known about the time-course of remodelling and whether early versus late ERB confers improved outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PAB was performed in 5-groups of rabbits: Shams, 3W (3-weeksPAB), 6W (6-weeksPAB), 6WERB1 (6-weeksPAB+ERB from day-1) and 6WERB21 (6-weeksPAB+ERB from day-21)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443547/modeling-heart-failure-risk-in-diabetes-and-kidney-disease-limitations-and-potential-applications-of-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-high-fat-fed-mice
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Wei Sheng Tan, Thomas P Mullins, Melanie Flint, Sarah L Walton, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, David A Carter, Meera R Gandhi, Hayley R McDonald, Joan Li, Karen M Moritz, Melissa E Reichelt, Linda A Gallo
There is an increased incidence of heart failure in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM). The co-existence of kidney disease in DM exacerbates the cardiovascular prognosis. Researchers have attempted to combine the critical features of heart failure, using transverse aortic constriction, with DM in mice but variable findings have been reported. Furthermore, kidney outcomes have not been assessed in this setting thus its utility as a model of heart failure in DM and kidney disease is unknown. We generated a mouse model of obesity, hyperglycemia and mild kidney pathology by feeding male C57BL/6J mice a high fat diet (HFD)...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439683/elevated-central-venous-pressure-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-pediatric-septic-shock-patients
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Seung Jun Choi, Eun-Ju Ha, Won Kyoung Jhang, Seong Jong Park
BACKGROUND: Central venous pressure (CVP) is an important factor affecting capillary blood flow, and it is associated with poor outcomes in adult septic shock patients. However, whether a similar association exists in pediatric patients remains unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from patients admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) between February 2009 and July 2015. Patients were divided into two groups-survivors and nonsurvivors-according to 28-day mortality...
February 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439257/assessing-extracellular-volume-in-hemodialysis-patients-using-intradialytic-blood-pressure-slopes
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Hao Liu, Rong Lu, Shani Shastri, Mark Sonderman, Peter Noel Van Buren
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Extracellular volume (ECV) overload is a mortality risk factor in hemodialysis patients, but no standard approach exists to objectively assess this clinically. We aimed to quantify relationships between slopes of repeated intradialytic blood pressure (BP) measurements and ECV. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of 71 hemodialysis patients, we calculated BP slopes from all intradialytic measurements using Gaussian regression. We measured extracellular and total body water (TBW) with bioimpedance spectroscopy...
February 13, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438665/cartilage-intermediate-layer-protein-1-alleviates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-via-interfering-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling
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Cheng-Lin Zhang, Qian Zhao, Hui Liang, Xue Qiao, Jin-Yu Wang, Dan Wu, Li-Ling Wu, Li Li
Cardiac fibrosis is characterized by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the myocardium and results in decreased ventricular compliance and diastolic dysfunction. Cartilage intermediate layer protein-1 (CILP-1), a novel identified cardiac matricellular protein, is upregulated in most conditions associated with cardiac remodeling, however, whether CILP-1 is involved in pressure overload-induced fibrotic response is unknown. Here, we investigated whether CILP-1 was critically involved in the fibrotic remodeling induced by pressure overload...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433438/protective-effect-of-hydrogen-rich-saline-on-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophyin-rats-possible-role-of-jak-stat-signaling
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Zhixin Fan, Yufei Gao, Zhiwei Huang, Fenghua Xue, Shujing Wu, Jing Yang, Liqun Zhu, Lu Fu
BACKGROUND: Molecular hydrogen has been shown to have antioxidant effect and have been used to prevent oxidative stress-related diseases. The goal of this study was to explore if hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) plays a cardioprotective effect on abdominal aortic constriction (AAC) induced cardiac hypertrophy in rats. 60adult Sprague-Dawley rats received surgically the AAC for 6-week. After the surgery, the rats were randomly divided into 4 groups (15 for each):1: sham-operated (sham); 2: AAC-model; 3: AAC + Low HRS (LHRS); and 4: AAC + High HRS (HHRS)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430691/left-ventricular-function-of-patients-with-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-evaluated-using-velocity-vector-imaging-echocardiography-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide
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Li Yu, Qichang Zhou, Qinghai Peng, Zurong Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate whether acute and transient pressure overload in patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) affects left ventricular (LV) systolic function. METHODS: From pregnancy to 3 months after delivery, 82 patients were analyzed: 27, 25, and 30 with gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and the healthy control group, respectively. Conventional echocardiography and velocity vector imaging (VVI) were performed, and blood levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) were analyzed...
February 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428236/liver-fibrosis-marker-7s-domain-of-collagen-type-iv-in-patients-with-pre-capillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yusuke Kimishima, Takatoyo Kiko, Yu Sato, Shunsuke Watanabe, Yuki Kanno, Satoshi Abe, Makiko Miyata-Tatsumi, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Koichi Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) causes right ventricular dysfunction and central venous congestion, and may lead to congestive hepatopathy. The serum 7S domain of collagen type IV (P4NP 7S) is an established marker of liver fibrosis in chronic liver disease. We aimed to determine whether P4NP 7S is related to hemodynamic parameters, and assessed the potential values of P4NP 7S to predict mortality. METHODS: Consecutive 76 pre-capillary PH patients were divided into tertiles based on their serum P4NP 7S levels...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427658/puerarin-protects-against-heart-failure-induced-by-pressure-overload-through-mitigation-of-ferroptosis
#14
Bei Liu, Chunxia Zhao, Hongkun Li, Xiaoqian Chen, Yu Ding, Sudan Xu
Heart failure (HF) is the end stage of cardiovascular disease and is characterized by the loss of myocytes caused by cell death. Puerarin has been found to improve HF clinically, and animal study findings have confirmed its anti-cell-death properties. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear, especially with respect to the impact on ferroptosis, a newly defined mechanism of iron-dependent non-apoptotic cell death in HF. Here, ferroptosis-like cell death was observed in erastin- or isoprenaline (ISO)-treated H9c2 myocytes in vitro and in rats with aortic banding inducing HF, characterized by reduced cell viability with increased lipid peroxidation and labile iron pool...
February 7, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427013/assessment-of-fluid-responsiveness-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Renato Carneiro de Freitas Chaves, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Ary Serpa Neto, Bruno de Arruda Bravim, Ricardo Luiz Cordioli, Fabio Tanzillo Moreira, Karina Tavares Timenetsky, Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assunção
Patients who increase stoke volume or cardiac index more than 10 or 15% after a fluid challenge are usually considered fluid responders. Assessment of fluid responsiveness prior to volume expansion is critical to avoid fluid overload, which has been associated with poor outcomes. Maneuvers to assess fluid responsiveness are well established in mechanically ventilated patients; however, few studies evaluated maneuvers to predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients. Our objective was to perform a systematic review of literature addressing the available methods to assess fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients...
February 9, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426916/2-methoxyestradiol-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Zaid H Maayah, Jody Levasseur, Ramanaguru Siva Piragasam, Ghada Abdelhamid, Jason R B Dyck, Richard P Fahlman, Arno G Siraki, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Numerous experimental studies have supported the evidence that 2-methoxyestradiol (2 ME) is a biologically active metabolite that mediates multiple effects on the cardiovascular system, largely independent of the estrogen receptor. 2 ME is a major cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) metabolite and has been reported to have vasoprotective and anti-inflammatory actions. However, whether 2 ME would prevent cardiac hypertrophy induced by abdominal aortic constriction (AAC) has not been investigated yet. Therefore, the overall objectives of the present study were to elucidate the potential antihypertrophic effect of 2 ME and explore the mechanism(s) involved...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422872/myocardial-ckip-1-overexpression-protects-from-simulated-microgravity-induced-cardiac-remodeling
#17
Shukuan Ling, Yuheng Li, Guohui Zhong, Yongjun Zheng, Qing Xu, Dingsheng Zhao, Weijia Sun, Xiaoyan Jin, Hongxing Li, Jianwei Li, Huiyuan Sun, Dengchao Cao, Jinping Song, Caizhi Liu, Xinxin Yuan, Xiaorui Wu, Yinlong Zhao, Zizhong Liu, Qi Li, Yingxian Li
Human cardiovascular system has adapted to Earth's gravity of 1G. The microgravity during space flight can induce cardiac remodeling and decline of cardiac function. At present, the mechanism of cardiac remodeling induced by microgravity remains to be disclosed. Casein kinase-2 interacting protein-1 (CKIP-1) is an important inhibitor of pressure-overload induced cardiac remodeling by decreasing the phosphorylation level of HDAC4. However, the role of CKIP-1 in the cardiac remodeling induced by microgravity is unknown...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421236/mitoq-improves-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-induced-by-pressure-overload
#18
Rogério Faustino Ribeiro Junior, Erinne Rose Dabkowski, Kadambari Chandra Shekar, Kelly A O Connell, Peter A Hecker, Michael P Murphy
Heart failure remains a major public-health problem with an increase in the number of patients worsening from this disease. Despite current medical therapy, the condition still has a poor prognosis. Heart failure is complex but mitochondrial dysfunction seems to be an important target to improve cardiac function directly. Our goal was to analyze the effects of MitoQ (100 µM in drinking water) on the development and progression of heart failure induced by pressure overload after 14 weeks. The main findings are that pressure overload-induced heart failure in rats decreased cardiac function in vivo that was not altered by MitoQ...
February 1, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420962/activation-of-serine-one-carbon-metabolism-by-calcineurin-a%C3%AE-1-reduces-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-improves-ventricular-function
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Laura Padrón-Barthe, María Villalba-Orero, Jesús M Gómez-Salinero, Rebeca Acín-Pérez, Sara Cogliati, Marina López-Olañeta, Paula Ortiz-Sánchez, Elena Bonzón-Kulichenko, Jesús Vázquez, Pablo García-Pavía, Nadia Rosenthal, José Antonio Enríquez, Enrique Lara-Pezzi
BACKGROUND: In response to pressure overload, the heart develops ventricular hypertrophy that progressively decompensates and leads to heart failure. This pathological hypertrophy is mediated, among others, by the phosphatase calcineurin and is characterized by metabolic changes that impair energy production by mitochondria. OBJECTIVES: The authors aimed to determine the role of the calcineurin splicing variant CnAβ1 in the context of cardiac hypertrophy and its mechanism of action...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420210/new-insights-into-the-role-of-mtor-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Sebastiano Sciarretta, Maurizio Forte, Giacomo Frati, Junichi Sadoshima
The mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) is a master regulator of several crucial cellular processes, including protein synthesis, cellular growth, proliferation, autophagy, lysosomal function, and cell metabolism. mTOR interacts with specific adaptor proteins to form 2 multiprotein complexes, called mTORC1 (mTOR complex 1) and mTORC2 (mTOR complex 2). In the cardiovascular system, the mTOR pathway regulates both physiological and pathological processes in the heart. It is needed for embryonic cardiovascular development and for maintaining cardiac homeostasis in postnatal life...
February 2, 2018: Circulation Research
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