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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243322/transient-myocardial-thickening-in-cats-associated-with-heart-failure
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J Novo Matos, N Pereira, T Glaus, L Wilkie, K Borgeat, J Loureiro, J Silva, V Law, A Kranjc, D J Connolly, V Luis Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and congestive heart failure (CHF) can have resolution of both left ventricular hypertrophy and CHF. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics of cats with transient myocardial thickening (TMT) and CHF compared with a control population of cats without resolution of HCM. ANIMALS: A total of 21 cats with TMT, 21 cats with HCM. METHODS: Retrospective study...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242070/anesthetic-type-and-hospital-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy-from-the-vascular-quality-initiative-database
#2
Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Nawar Paracha, Besma Nejim, Satinderjit Locham, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Studies on the safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under different anesthetic techniques are sometimes contradictory. The aim of this study was to compare real-world outcomes of CEA under general anesthesia (GA) vs regional or local anesthesia (RA/LA). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Vascular Quality Initiative database (2003-2017) was performed. Primary outcomes included perioperative stroke, death, and myocardial infarction (MI) occurring during the hospital stay...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239349/influences-of-ivabradine-treatment-on-serum-levels-of-cardiac-biomarkers-sst2-gdf-15-supar-and-h-fabp-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Peter Jirak, Dzeneta Fejzic, Vera Paar, Bernhard Wernly, Rudin Pistulli, Ilonka Rohm, Christian Jung, Uta C Hoppe, P Christian Schulze, Michael Lichtenauer, Atilla Yilmaz, Daniel Kretzschmar
Chronic heart failure (CHF) represents a major cause of hospitalization and death. Recent evidence shows that novel biomarkers such as soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2), growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) are correlated with inflammatory and ischemic responses in CHF patients. In this study we examined the effects of Ivabradine that inhibited the hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (HCN channel, also called funny current If), thereby leading to selective heart rate reduction and improved myocardial oxygen supply on the cardiac biomarkers sST2, GDF-15, suPAR and H-FABP in 50 CHF patients at the University Hospital of Jena...
December 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238476/anti-hyperglycemic-and-antioxidant-potential-of-croton-bonplandianus-bail-fractions-in-correlation-with-polyphenol-content
#4
Uma Dharshini Karuppiah Vijayamuthuramalingam, Rajeswari Rajaram, Kalaivani Madhavaram Kuppusamy, Bhavana Jonnalagadda, Sumathy Arokiasamy
Objectives: Diabetes mellitus, a carbohydrate metabolic disorder, occurs due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Current treatment strategies involve either preventing or delaying the intestinal absorption of glucose to lower the levels of postprandial hyperglycemia (PPHG). Herbal remedies have been since ancient times for treating diabetes mellitus. Therefore, identifying novel phytocompounds with α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activity that would reduce the glucose absorption as well as the rise in postprandial blood glucose level is vital...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235066/dysthyroidism-and-chronic-heart-failure-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-approaches
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Caterina Rizzo, Margherita Ilaria Gioia, Giuseppe Parisi, Vincenzo Triggiani, Massimo Iacoviello
Among comorbidity in chronic heart failure (CHF), dysthyroidism represents a relevant problem especially in the ageing CHF patients worldwide. Thyroid greatly affects many cardiovascular activities and its dysfunction may worsen a CHF condition. In particular, hypothyroidism has a relative high prevalence in patients with heart failure and it plays a key role in influencing CHF onset, progression and prognosis. Hyperthyroidism, is less frequent in this clinical context but it necessitates of immediate treatment because of its negative effects on cardiovascular balance...
December 13, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234860/impact-of-right-ventricular-distensibility-on-congestive-heart-failure-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-the-elderly
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Daisuke Harada, Hidetsugu Aasanoi, Ryuichi Ushijima, Takahisa Noto, Junya Takagawa, Hisanari Ishise, Hiroshi Inoue
To elucidate involvement of age-related impairments of right ventricular (RV) distensibility in the elderly congestive heart failure (CHF), we examined the prevalence of less-distensible right ventricle in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) over a wide range of ages. In 893 patients aged from 40 to 102 years, we simultaneously recorded electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram, and jugular venous pulse wave. Using signal-processing techniques, the prominent 'Y' descent of jugular pulse waveform was detected as a hemodynamic sign of a less-distensible right ventricle...
December 13, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226818/rate-response-programming-tailored-to%C3%A2-the-force-frequency-relationship-improves-exercise-tolerance-in-chronic-heart-failure
#7
John Gierula, Maria F Paton, Judith E Lowry, Haqeel A Jamil, Rowenna Byrom, Michael Drozd, Jack O Garnham, Richard M Cubbon, David A Cairns, Mark T Kearney, Klaus K Witte
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine whether the heart rate (HR) at which the force-frequency relationship (FFR) slope peaks (critical HR) could be used to tailor HR response in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with cardiac pacemakers and whether this favorably influences exercise capacity. BACKGROUND: CHF secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is characterized by blunting of the positive relationship between HR and LV contractility known as the FFR...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220885/indexes-of-the-erythropoietin-level-in-the-blood-plasma-of-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-anemia
#8
Kamala Kh Zahidova
BACKGROUND: Anemia aggravates the disease course and the survival rate of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The purpose of the study was to investigate the level of erythropoietin (EPO) in CHF patients with anemic syndrome, with the aim to more accurately assess the severity of the disease and its treatment, depending on the anemia degree. METHODS: Patients with ischemic CHF of I-IV functional class (FC) with and without anemia were examined (total number of patients=208, patients with anemia=174)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220755/coronary-artery-calcification-predicts-cardiovascular-complications-after-sepsis
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Vedant A Gupta, Matthew Sousa, Nathan Kraitman, Rahul Annabathula, Olga Vsevolozhskaya, Steve W Leung, Vincent L Sorrell
PURPOSE: Sepsis is a highly prevalent and fatal condition, with reported cardiovascular event rates as high as 25-30% at 1year. Risk stratification in septic patients has been extremely limited. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 267 septic patients with detectable troponin levels, APACHE II scores, and CT scans of the chest or abdomen were assessed. Patients with a recent cardiac intervention were excluded. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) was identified as present or absent on body CT scans...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217006/incidence-prognostic-impact-and%C3%A2-predictive-factors-of-readmission-for-heart-failure-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Eric Durand, Maxime Doutriaux, Nicolas Bettinger, Christophe Tron, Charles Fauvel, Fabrice Bauer, Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Najime Bouhzam, Pierre-Yves Litzler, Alain Cribier, Hélène Eltchaninoff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, prognostic impact, and predictive factors of readmission for congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with severe aortic stenosis treated by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: TAVR is indicated in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in whom surgery is considered high risk or is contraindicated. Readmission for CHF after TAVR remains a challenge, and data on prognostic and predictive factors are lacking...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214723/longitudinal-analysis-of-quality-of-life-clinical-radiographic-echocardiographic-and-laboratory-variables-in-dogs-with-preclinical-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-receiving-pimobendan-or-placebo-the-epic-study
#11
A Boswood, S G Gordon, J Häggström, G Wess, R L Stepien, M A Oyama, B W Keene, J Bonagura, K A MacDonald, M Patteson, S Smith, P R Fox, K Sanderson, R Woolley, V Szatmári, P Menaut, W M Church, M L O'Sullivan, J-P Jaudon, J-G Kresken, J Rush, K A Barrett, S L Rosenthal, A B Saunders, I Ljungvall, M Deinert, E Bomassi, A H Estrada, M J Fernandez Del Palacio, N S Moise, J A Abbott, Y Fujii, A Spier, M W Luethy, R A Santilli, M Uechi, A Tidholm, C Schummer, P Watson
BACKGROUND: Changes in clinical variables associated with the administration of pimobendan to dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and cardiomegaly have not been described. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of pimobendan on clinical variables and the relationship between a change in heart size and the time to congestive heart failure (CHF) or cardiac-related death (CRD) in dogs with MMVD and cardiomegaly. To determine whether pimobendan-treated dogs differ from dogs receiving placebo at onset of CHF...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213243/mechanism-of-chinese-medicine-herbs-effects-on-chronic-heart-failure-based-on-metabolic-profiling
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Kuo Gao, Huihui Zhao, Jian Gao, Binyu Wen, Caixia Jia, Zhiyong Wang, Feilong Zhang, Jinping Wang, Hua Xie, Juan Wang, Wei Wang, Jianxin Chen
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major public health problem in huge population worldwide. The detailed understanding of CHF mechanism is still limited. Zheng (syndrome) is the criterion of diagnosis and therapeutic in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Syndrome prediction may be a better approach for understanding of CHF mechanism basis and its treatment. The authors studied disturbed metabolic biomarkers to construct a predicting mode to assess the diagnostic value of different syndrome of CHF and explore the Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) efficacy on CHF patients...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206704/palliative-care-needs-assessment-in-chronic-heart-failure
#13
Daisy J A Janssen, Miriam J Johnson, Martijn A Spruit
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The unmet palliative care needs of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) are well known. Palliative care needs assessment is paramount for timely provision of palliative care. The present review provides an overview of palliative care needs assessment in patients with CHF: the role of prognostic tools, the role of the surprise question, and the role of palliative care needs assessment tools. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple prognostic tools are available, but offer little guidance for individual patients...
November 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205499/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-heart-rate-on-survival-in-dogs-with-atrial-fibrillation
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B Pedro, J Dukes-McEwan, M A Oyama, M S Kraus, A R Gelzer
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually is associated with a rapid ventricular rate. The optimal heart rate (HR) during AF is unknown. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Heart rate affects survival in dogs with chronic AF. ANIMALS: Forty-six dogs with AF and 24-hour ambulatory recordings were evaluated. METHODS: Retrospective study. Holter-derived HR variables were analyzed as follows: mean HR (meanHR, 24-hour average), minimum HR (minHR, 1-minute average), maximum HR (maxHR, 1-minute average)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203211/qtc-interval-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Andreas Reusser, Steffen Blum, Stefanie Aeschbacher, Lucien Eggimann, Peter Ammann, Paul Erne, Giorgio Moschovitis, Marcello Di Valentino, Dipen Shah, Jürg Schläpfer, Samuel Manser, Tobias Reichlin, Michael Kühne, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald, David Conen
BACKGROUND: A longer QTc interval has been associated with more adverse cardiovascular events and death in the general population. Little evidence is available on these relationships among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: We performed a prospective observational multicenter cohort study of 1413 patients with AF. A resting 12‑lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was performed at baseline. QT interval was corrected for heart rate using the Bazett formula (QTc)...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202359/integrated-pharmacokinetics-of-ginsenosides-after-intravenous-administration-of-yiqifumai-powder-injection-in-rats-with-chronic-heart-failure-by-uflc-ms-ms
#16
Hao-Ran Zheng, Yang Chu, Da-Zheng Zhou, Ai-Chun Ju, Wei Li, Xiao Li, Yan Xia, Navaneethakrishnan Polachi, De-Kun Li, Shui-Ping Zhou, He Sun, Chang-Xiao Liu
YiQiFuMai powder injection (YQFM), derived from the classical traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula Shengmai San, is a modern preparation widely used to combat cardiovascular diseases, chronic heart failure (CHF) for example, in clinical practice in China. Ginsenosides are the major components of YQFM, which are responsible for its therapeutic effect. In this research, we developed a rapid, sensitive and simple method for simultaneous determination of ten ginsenosides from YQFM in CHF rat plasma with ultra-fast liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UFLC-MS/MS)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201436/therapeutic-benefits-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-in-chronic-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis
#17
Renato De Vecchis, Arturo Cesaro, Carmelina Ariano
Background: Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have been shown to be beneficial for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, several studies would have documented a useful effect of PDE5i even for pulmonary hypertension secondary to left-sided chronic heart failure (CHF). Methods: We performed a meta-analysis including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which had compared PDE5i (mostly sildenafil) and placebo in CHF patients. Results: Fourteen studies enrolling a total of 928 patients were incorporated in the meta-analysis...
September 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198133/foxp3-ror%C3%AE-t-and-il-10-cytokine-profile-in-chronic-heart-failure
#18
F Gorzin, A A Amirzargar, M J Mahmoudi, Z Rahnemoon, F Najmi Varzaneh, M Hedayat, S Sadati, V Eskandari, Z Rahmati, N Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Distinct subsets of T cells play crucial regulatory roles in inflammatory processes of chronic heart failure (CHF). Retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor-γt (Ror-γt) and Forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) have been defined as the "master regulators" of Th17 cells and Treg cells, respectively. At the same time, anti-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-10 may neutralize inflammation in CHF. The current study was designed to compare FOXP3, RORγt and IL-10 protein expression in the blood and IL-10 in supernatant PBMCs in CHF patients versus normal subjects...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193418/causes-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmission-after-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-implantation-insights-from-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Michael S Sharbaugh, Andrew D Althouse, Deepak Kumar Pasupula, Samir Saba
INTRODUCTION: Readmissions are a burden on health care resources and have negative impact on patients. Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) are frequently used in the management of rhythm disorders and advanced heart failure. We assessed 30-day readmissions in patients admitted for CIED implantation in a sample of United States patients. METHODS: Data were extracted from Nationwide Readmissions Database for calendar year 2013. Patients admitted for CIED implantation were identified using ICD-9 codes...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191357/patient-specific-evolution-of-renal-function-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-dynamically-predicts-clinical-outcome-in-the-bio-shift-study
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Milos Brankovic, K Martijn Akkerhuis, Nick van Boven, Sharda Anroedh, Alina Constantinescu, Kadir Caliskan, Olivier Manintveld, Jan Hein Cornel, Sara Baart, Dimitris Rizopoulos, Hans Hillege, Eric Boersma, Victor Umans, Isabella Kardys
Renal dysfunction is an important component of chronic heart failure (CHF), but its single assessment does not sufficiently reflect clinically silent progression of CHF prior to adverse clinical outcome. Therefore, we aimed to investigate temporal evolutions of glomerular and tubular markers in 263 stable patients with CHF, and to determine if their patient-specific evolutions during this clinically silent period can dynamically predict clinical outcome. We determined the risk of clinical outcome (composite endpoint of Heart Failure hospitalization, cardiac death, Left Ventricular Assist Device placement, and heart transplantation) in relation to marker levels, slopes and areas under their trajectories...
November 28, 2017: Kidney International
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