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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691578/-effects-of-thyroid-hormone-on-macrophage-dysfunction-induced-by-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein
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Yu Ning, Ming Zhang, Yun-Hui DU, Hui-Na Zhang, Lin-Yi Li, Yan-Wen Qin, Wan-Wan Wen, Quan-Ming Zhao
It has been recognized that patients with hypothyroidism have higher risks of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, however, the mechanisms are largely unknown. Considering that macrophage dysfunction plays an important role in the formation and development of atherosclerosis plaques, this study aimed to investigate the direct effects of thyroid hormone on macrophage functions and to provide new insight for the mechanism of hypothyroid atherosclerosis. RAW264.7 cells (mouse leukaemic monocyte macrophage cell line) were incubated with oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) to establish macrophage foam cells model in vitro, and the protective effects of different concentration of thyroxine (T4) on the macrophage foam cells function were explored...
April 25, 2018: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690545/use-of-plant-and-herb-derived-medicine-for-therapeutic-usage-in-cardiology
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REVIEW
Ye Eun Koo, Jiwon Song, Soochan Bae
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have become prominent in mortality and morbidity rates. Prevalent cardiovascular conditions, such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and oxidative stress, are increasing at an alarming rate. Conventional drugs have been associated with adverse effects, suggesting a need for an alternative measure to ameliorate CVD. A number of plant- and herb-derived preventative food and therapeutic drugs for cardiovascular conditions are progressively used for their various benefits. Naturally derived food and drugs have fewer side effects because they come from natural elements; preventative food, such as grape seed, inhibits changes of histopathology and biomarkers in vital organs whereas therapeutic drugs, for instance Xanthone, improve heart functions by suppressing oxidative stress of myocyte...
April 22, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688941/the-c-port-distal-coronary-anastomotic-device-is-comparable-with-a-hand-sewn-anastomosis-human-histological-case-study
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Husam H Balkhy, Sarah M Nisivaco, Aliya N Husain, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Quidsia Arif
Coronary artery bypass surgery is most commonly performed using a hand-sewn technique with a continuous monofilament suture. The C-Port distal anastomotic device is a miniature stapler designed to create an arteriotomy and attach the graft to the coronary artery all in one step. It is the only distal coronary anastomotic device currently approved for clinical use and can be useful in facilitating less invasive coronary surgery. This report examines the histological attributes of such an anastomosis in a patient who underwent heart transplantation approximately 1 year after robotic totally endoscopic stapled coronary bypass using the C-Port anastomotic device...
April 23, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687888/epigenetics-of-aberrant-cardiac-wound-healing
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Adam Russell-Hallinan, Chris J Watson, John A Baugh
Remodeling of cardiac tissue architecture is essential for normal organ development and maintaining homeostasis after injury. Injurious insults to the heart, such as hypertension and myocardial infarction, promote cellular responses including stimulation of resident inflammatory cells, activation of endothelial cells and recruitment of immune cells, hypertrophy of cardiomyocytes, and activation of fibroblasts. The physiological goal of this coordinated cellular response is to repair damaged tissue while maintaining or restoring cardiac contractile function...
March 26, 2018: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687691/side-effects-of-anabolic-steroids-used-by-athletes-at-unaizah-gyms-saudi-arabia-a-pilot-study
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Amer A Almaiman, Sulaiman H Almaiman, Elsayed I Elagamy, Osama Al Wutayd, Mohammed Almarzuqi, Rayyan Alzunaidi, Sami Alhatlani, Eltayeb E Eid
BACKGROUND: A large number of Saudi athletes are recently shown to use androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) products to achieve rapid muscle growth without realizing the serious health risks of these drugs. Aim of this study was to elucidate the side effects encountered with prolonged use of AAS products by Saudi athletes. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, in which 16 regular gym members, 12 of them used AAS, were asked to answer a questionnaire and provide blood samples following current AAS course completion...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686552/myocardial-ischemia-in-an-adolescent-secondary-to-nutritional-thiamine-deficiency
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Cassandra Lefevre, Lea H Mallett, Lori Wick
Thiamine (vitamin B1) is an essential vitamin found in most food products in developed nations. Deficiencies in this crucial vitamin lead to diseases related to nutritional needs, metabolic demands, enzymatic function, and neurological inflammation. We present an 18-year-old patient with a history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) dependence who experienced neurological manifestations and heart failure, likely due to underlying thiamine deficiency, dehydration, and vasodilation...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686545/effects-of-eplerenone-on-markers-of-myocardial-fibrosis-6-minute-walk-distance-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-complete-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Sandeep S Sodhi, Tony J Zhang, Rachel McDonald, Vanessa Al Rashida, Nitin Kondapalli, Philip Barger, Philip Ludbrook, Ari M Cedars
Ventricular dysfunction is common among patients with repaired cyanotic congenital heart disease. To date, no pharmacologic intervention has been demonstrated to be beneficial in this setting. To begin addressing this knowledge gap, we conducted a single-center prospective, randomized, open-label pilot study to investigate the effects of eplerenone on serologic markers of collagen turnover and inflammation, 6-minute walk distance, and quality of life in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) or transposition of the great arteries with a systemic right ventricle (transposition of the great arteries [TGA])...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685205/may-inflammatory-markers-be-used-for-monitoring-the-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-effect-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-arrhythmias
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G N Dediu, C C Diaconu, S Dumitrache Rujinski, M A Iancu, L A Balaceanu, I Dina, M Bogdan
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined by recurrent episodes of significant reduction or absence of the oro-nasal airflow during sleep, in the presence of thorax and abdominal movements and snoring. The pathophysiological consequences of intermittent hypoxia determined by OSAS are represented by systemic inflammation, the release of free oxygen radicals and activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Cardiac arrhythmias are a frequent comorbidity in patients with OSAS...
June 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684674/natural-products-targeting-er-stress-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ker Woon Choy, Dharmani Murugan, Mohd Rais Mustafa
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the main organelle for the synthesis, folding, and processing of secretory and transmembrane proteins. Pathological stimuli including hypoxia, ischaemia, inflammation and oxidative stress interrupt the homeostatic function of ER, leading to accumulation of unfolded proteins, a condition referred to as ER stress. ER stress triggers a complex signalling network referred as the unfolded protein response (UPR). Extensive studies have demonstrated that ER stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of various cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, ischemic heart disease and atherosclerosis...
April 20, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684507/angiotensin-ii-type-1a-receptors-in-the-subfornical-organ-modulate-neuroinflammation-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-heart-failure-rats
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Yang Yu, Shun-Guang Wei, Robert M Weiss, Robert B Felder
Inflammation in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) contributes to neurohumoral excitation and its adverse consequences in systolic heart failure (HF). The stimuli that trigger inflammation in the PVN in HF are not well understood. Angiotensin II (AngII) has pro-inflammatory effects, and circulating levels of AngII increase in HF. The subfornical organ (SFO), a circumventricular structure that lacks an effective blood-brain barrier and senses circulating AngII, contains PVN-projecting neurons. We hypothesized that activation of AngII type 1a receptors (AT1a R) in the SFO induces neuroinflammation downstream in the PVN...
April 20, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683921/effects-of-exercise-on-asc-methylation-and-il-1-cytokines-in-heart-failure
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Brittany Butts, Javed Butler, Sandra B Dunbar, Elizabeth Corwin, Rebecca A Gary
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Inflammation contributes to heart failure (HF) progression and the interleukin (IL)-1 cytokine IL-1β is implicated in this process. The adaptor protein ASC is necessary for inflammasome activation of IL-1β. Lower ASC methylation is associated with worse outcomes in HF. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of exercise on changes in ASC methylation and activation of the interleukin-1 family cytokine IL-1β in persons with HF. METHODS: Participants (N=54) were randomized to receive exercise intervention (n=38) or attention control (n=16) for 3 months...
April 21, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682161/transduced-pep-1-heme-oxygenase-1-fusion-protein-attenuates-lung-injury-in-septic-shock-rats
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Xue-Tao Yan, Xiang-Hu He, Yan-Lin Wang, Zong-Ze Zhang, Jun-Jiao Tang
Oxidative stress and inflammation have been identified to play a vital role in the pathogenesis of lung injury induced by septic shock. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic substance, has been used for the treatment of heart, lung, and liver diseases. Thus, we postulated that administration of exogenous HO-1 protein transduced by cell-penetrating peptide PEP-1 has a protective role against septic shock-induced lung injury. Septic shock produced by cecal ligation and puncture caused severe lung damage, manifested in the increase in the lung wet/dry ratio, oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682158/inhibition-of-trpa1-attenuates-doxorubicin-induced-acute-cardiotoxicity-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress-the-inflammatory-response-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Zhen Wang, Menglong Wang, Jianfang Liu, Jing Ye, Huimin Jiang, Yao Xu, Di Ye, Jun Wan
The transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel is expressed in cardiomyocytes and involved in many cardiovascular diseases. However, the expression and function of TRPA1 in doxorubicin- (Dox-) induced acute cardiotoxicity have not been elucidated. This study aimed at investigating whether blocking the TRPA1 channel with the specific inhibitor HC-030031 (HC) attenuates Dox-induced cardiac injury. The animals were randomly divided into four groups: control, HC, Dox, and Dox + HC. Echocardiography was used to evaluate cardiac function, and the heart was removed for molecular experiments...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680826/inflammation-autophagy-and-apoptosis-after-myocardial-infarction
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Xianwei Wang, Zhikun Guo, Zufeng Ding, Jawahar L Mehta
BACKGROUND: There is evidence for inflammation, autophagy, and apoptosis in the ischemic heart. Autophagy is a physiologic process for tissue survival. Apoptosis, on the other hand, is a mechanism that serves to clear the debris in the setting of tissue injury. The balance between autophagy and apoptosis may be important in cell survival and cardiac function. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined the interplay of inflammation and myocyte autophagy and apoptosis during the ischemic process...
April 21, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680681/hdac-inhibition-helps-post-mi-healing-by-modulating-macrophage-polarization
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Denise Kimbrough, Sabina H Wang, Lillianne H Wright, Santhosh K Mani, Harinath Kasiganesan, Mandy La Rue, Qi Cheng, Satish N Nadig, Carl Atkinson, Donald R Menick
AIMS: Following an acute myocardial infarction (MI) the extracellular matrix (ECM) undergoes remodeling in order to prevent dilation of the infarct area and maintain cardiac output. Excessive and prolonged inflammation following an MI exacerbates adverse ventricular remodeling. Macrophages are an integral part of the inflammatory response that contribute to this remodeling. Treatment with histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors preserves LV function and myocardial remodeling in the post-MI heart...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680174/human-serum-albumin-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Stephane Arques
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Endothelial dysfunction, inflammation and oxidative stress are at the forefront in the onset and development of atherosclerosis and many cardiovascular diseases. Epidemiological evidence is that low serum albumin levels are linked to incident ischemic heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke and venous thromboembolism, independent of risk factors, body mass index and inflammation. Hypoalbuminemia has also emerged as an independent prognosticator in many cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease, infective endocarditis and stroke, even after adjusting for usual causal factors and prognostic markers...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680173/iron-deficiency-in-chronic-and-acute-heart-failure-a-contemporary-review-on-intertwined-conditions
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REVIEW
Gonçalo J L Cunha, Bruno M L Rocha, Luiz Menezes Falcão
Iron Deficiency (ID) is increasingly recognized as a prevalent comorbid condition in Heart Failure (HF). Despite this, the pathophysiological mechanisms for progressive ID in either chronic or acute HF are still poorly understood. Beyond the traditional factors for iron deficit in the general population, we ought to review the specificities of such paucity in the HF patient, particularly focusing on the interplay between heightened inflammation, overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system and the so-called cardio-renal-anaemia-ID syndrome...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678512/galectin-3-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling-and-outcome-after-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair
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Christine S Zuern, Niklas Floss, Iris I Mueller, Christian Eick, Martin Duckheim, Johannes Patzelt, Meinrad Gawaz, Andreas E May, Karin A L Mueller
BACKGROUND: Plasma Galectin-3 is a marker of myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, was associated with left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after conventional surgical mitral valve repair (MVR) and predicted clinical events in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We aimed to evaluate the association between pre-interventional Galectin-3 levels and (1) reverse LV remodeling and (2) major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients undergoing percutaneous MVR...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678287/novel-mechanisms-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-functions-at-1-angiotensin-receptor-acts-as-a-signaling-hub-and-focal-point-of-receptor-cross-talk
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REVIEW
András D Tóth, Gábor Turu, László Hunyady, András Balla
AT1 angiotensin receptor (AT1 R), a prototypical G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), is the main receptor, which mediates the effects of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). AT1 R plays a crucial role in the regulation of blood pressure and salt-water homeostasis, and in the development of pathological conditions, such as hypertension, heart failure, cardiovascular remodeling, renal fibrosis, inflammation, and metabolic disorders. Stimulation of AT1 R leads to pleiotropic signal transduction pathways generating arrays of complex cellular responses...
April 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676644/air-pollution-exposure-with-fine-dust-responses-in-the-pulmonary-vasculature-and-the-right-heart
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Nedim Durmus, Gabriele Grunig
Detrimental effects of air pollution with fine dust (particulate matter ≤2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter, or PM2.5 ) on the systemic circulation and the left heart have been studied intensely during the past decade. In comparison, knowledge regarding the effects of exposure to air pollution with PM2.5 on the pulmonary vasculature and the right heart lags far behind. A report on severe lung disease and right heart failure in coal miners was published nearly 170 years ago. However, today, we still do not have a clear picture of how the effect of air pollution on the pulmonary circulation or the right heart should be viewed from a clinical, mechanistic biological, therapeutic, or economic angle...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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