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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920704/endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-a-potential-mechanism-for-atherosclerosis-plaque-progression-and-destabilization
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Afang Li, Wenxi Peng, Xiaodan Xia, Rongqing Li, Yu Wang, Dangheng Wei
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is a cellular reprogramming mechanism by which endothelial cells acquire a mesenchymal phenotype. EndMT is associated with fibroproliferative diseases, such as cancer progression and metastasis and cardiac and kidney fibrosis, and this condition has been extensively investigated over the past decade. Recently, studies showed that EndMT contributes to the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic lesion and plaque destabilization. Unstable atherosclerotic plaque rupture and subsequent thrombosis are the main pathological causes of acute cardiovascular events...
September 18, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920634/outcomes-analysis-of-stent-graft-repair-for-thoracic-aorta-emergencies
#2
Mourad Boufi, Florent Vernet, Bianca Dona, Olivier Hartung, Anderson D Loundou, Martine Haccoun, Marc Leone, Yves S Alimi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify patient, pathology and procedure-related factors affecting perioperative and mid-term mortality of thoracic aorta emergencies. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2014, patients treated emergently with thoracic stent-graft were retrospectively reviewed. Variables analyzed were: age, renal insufficiency, shock, cardiac arrest, transfer status, pathology, debranching procedures, operation duration, vascular access and European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE)...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916405/love-death-a-retrospective-and-prospective-follow-up-mortality-study-over-45-years
#4
Lena Lange, Barbra Zedler, Marcel A Verhoff, Markus Parzeller
BACKGROUND: Although sexual activity can cause moderate stress, it can cause natural death in individuals with pre-existing illness. The aim of this study was to identify additional pre-existing health problems, sexual practices, and potential circumstances that may trigger fatal events. METHODS: This medicolegal postmortem, retrospective, and prospective study is based on data of autopsies performed at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902645/-a-rare-cause-of-cyanosis-in-childhood-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation
#5
Osman Güvenç, Murat Saygı, İbrahim Halil Demir, Ender Ödemiş
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, which is defined as the presence of an ab-normal connection between the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein, is rarely seen. Although it generally presents as a congenital condition, it may be accompanied by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Clinical signs vary according to the amount of shunt in proportion to the number and size of the fistulae. Patients may present with cyanosis and respiratory trouble. If the disease remains untreated, it may result in cardiac failure and ineffective endocarditis, thereby leading to the rupture of the an-eurysmal fistula...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898370/association-between-ruptured-distal-biceps-tendon-and-wild-type-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Hallie I Geller, Avinainder Singh, Kevin M Alexander, Tara M Mirto, Rodney H Falk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894056/-emergency-mitral-valvoplasty-for-papillary-muscle-rupture
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Keishi Ueyama, Motohiro Koyama, Kenji Otaki, Kae Ito
We experienced 2 emergency surgical cases of severe mitral valve regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture. Case 1:a 69-year-old man presented with respiratory and cardiac failure due to mitral regurgitation. He had no history of myocardial infarction. Mitral valve repair with artificial cords was performed. The papillary muscle of the anterior leaflet was ruptured. The postoperative course was uneventful. Case 2:a 80-year-old man came to our hospital with cardiac arrest. Emergency coronary intervention was performed to the right coronary and intraaortic balloon pumping was inserted...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893706/hypertension-acute-stent-thrombosis-and-paraplegia-6-months-after-tevar-for-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-a-22-year-old-patient
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O Martinelli, F Faccenna, A Malaj, J Jabbour, S Venosi, R Gattuso, B Gossetti, L Irace
TEVAR is a less invasive option for managing traumatic injuries of the descending aorta in polytraumatized patients. Concerns arise when treating young patients with TEVAR. A 22-year old male was admitted to the Emergency Department following a high-impact road traffic collision. Whole body CT scan documented multiple injuries, including rupture of descending thoracic aorta just below the isthmus. There was no evidence of paraplegia or stroke. We decided to treat him in an endovascular fashion with a Zenith Cook (Cook Incorporated, Bloomington, IN) endograft...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878878/successful-treatment-of-aortic-root-dissection-complicated-with-extensive-myocardial-infarction-using-the-total-artificial-heart
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Tamer Attia, Michael Robich, A Michael Lincoff, Mehdi H Shishehbor, Lars Svensson, Nicholas G Smedira
Acute Type A aortic dissection is a surgical emergency. Urgent repair is indicated to avoid complications such as acute aortic insufficiency, coronary ischemia and aortic rupture with cardiac tamponade. This report details the management of a patient with acute Type A aortic dissection complicated by an extensive anterolateral myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock who was successfully bridged to transplantation with a total artificial heart.
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868315/impact-of-thoracic-endovascular-repair-on-pulsatile-aortic-strain-in-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-preliminary-results
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Foeke J H Nauta, Guido H W van Bogerijen, Michele Conti, Chiara Trentin, Frans L Moll, Joost A Van Herwaarden, Ferdinando Auricchio, Santi Trimarchi
BACKGROUND: The impact of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) on pulsatile aortic strain remains undetermined in patients with Type B aortic dissection (TBAD). Therefore, we quantified pulsatile aortic strain in TBAD patients and control subjects. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed two TBAD patients from our database with cardiac-gated computed tomography angiography imaging available before and after TEVAR and two control subjects (67- and 76-year-old males)...
April 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867129/frequency-of-cholesterol-crystals-in-culprit-coronary-artery-aspirate-during-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-their-relation-to-inflammation-and-myocardial-injury
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George S Abela, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Abed Janoudi, Dale Leffler, Gaurav Dhar, Negar Salehi, Joel Cohn, Ibrahim Shah, Milind Karve, Veera Pavan K Kotaru, Vishal Gupta, Shukri David, Keerthy K Narisetty, Michael Rich, Abigail Vanderberg, Dorothy R Pathak, Fadi E Shamoun
Cholesterol crystals (CCs) have been associated with plaque rupture through mechanical injury and inflammation. This study evaluated the presence of CCs during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and associated myocardial injury, inflammation, and arterial blood flow before and after percutaneous coronary intervention. Patients presenting with AMI (n = 286) had aspiration of culprit coronary artery obstruction. Aspirates were evaluated for crystal content, size, composition, and morphology by scanning electron microscopy, crystallography, and infrared spectroscopy...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865781/sex-and-circadian-periodicity-of-cardiovascular-diseases-are-women-sufficiently-represented-in-chronobiological-studies
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REVIEW
Roberto Manfredini, Raffaella Salmi, Rosaria Cappadona, Fulvia Signani, Stefania Basili, Niki Katsiki
Women are often excluded/underrepresented in clinical trials; sometimes, the number of men/women participants or separate analysis by sex are not reported. A robust body of evidence demonstrated that several life-threatening acute cardiovascular diseases, for example, acute myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, cardiac arrest, rupture or dissection of aortic aneurysms, and stroke, exhibit a circadian periodicity with a morning peak. An analysis of 20 years of chronobiologic studies (44% of them, accounting for 85% of total cases, with separate analysis by sex) confirmed that morning hours are a critical time of onset of acute cardiovascular diseases in men and women...
October 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860151/myeloid-receptor-cd36-is-required-for-early-phagocytosis-of-myocardial-infarcts-and-induction-of-nr4a1-dependent-mechanisms-of-cardiac-repair
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Shirley Dehn, Edward B Thorp
Phagocytosis after myocardial infarction (MI) is a prerequisite to cardiac repair. Recruited monocytes clear necrotic cardiomyocytes and differentiate into cardiac macrophages. Some studies have linked apoptotic cell receptors on cardiac macrophages to tissue repair; however, the contribution of precursor monocyte phagocytic receptors, which are the first to interact with the cardiac parenchyma, is unclear. The scavenger receptor cluster of differentiation (CD)36 protein was detected on cardiac Ly6cHI monocytes, and bone marrow-derived Cd36 was essential for both early phagocytosis of dying cardiomyocytes and for smaller infarct sizes in female and male mice after permanent coronary ligation...
August 31, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857995/transarterial-embolization-and-transmucosal-sclerotherapy-that-led-to-successful-deliveries-in-a-patient-with-symptomatic-arteriovenous-malformation-of-the-tongue
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Munezumi Fujita, Yuhei Yamamoto, Satoru Sasaki, Akihiko Oyama, Emi Funayama, Hiroshi Furukawa
Patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are at risk of significant hemorrhage and AVMs are especially difficult to manage in those desiring future pregnancy. Few patients with successful deliveries have been previously reported.The authors report an unusual case of AVM of the tongue in a pregnant woman who presented with massive pulsatile bleeding from a ruptured artery in the tongue in late gestation, this was thought to be caused by the changes in hormonal balance and the increase in cardiac output...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855435/nationwide-survey-of-patients-with-giant-coronary-aneurysm-secondary-to-kawasaki-disease-1999-2010-in-japan
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Ryuji Fukazawa, Tohru Kobayashi, Masashi Mikami, Tsutomu Saji, Kenji Hamaoka, Hitoshi Kato, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Etsuko Tsuda, Mamoru Ayusawa, Masaru Miura, Ryota Ebata, Tomio Kobayashi, Mayumi Yashiro, Shunichi Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Giant coronary aneurysm is the most severe sequela in Kawasaki disease, occurring in approximately 0.2% of patients in Japan. Regression is rare, while myocardial infarction (MI) and sudden death are relatively common. Herein, we reviewed patients with giant coronary aneurysm in a 10-year period.Methods and Results:A nationwide questionnaire survey was conducted based on a national epidemiological database from 1999 to 2010. We identified 355 giant coronary aneurysm patients, of whom 209 were analyzed...
August 30, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840045/hemoperitoneum-secondary-to-spontaneous-rupture-of-a-retroperitoneal-varix
#16
Derrick D Eichele
Hemoperitoneum due to a ruptured retroperitoneal varix is an exceedingly rare condition and a poor prognostic sign with catastrophic and life-threatening complication of portal hypertension. We present a unique case of a 56-year-old female with cirrhosis secondary to primary sclerosing cholangitis who presented with acute abdominal pain and hypovolemic shock prior to a cardiac arrest following a ruptured retroperitoneal varix without prior esophageal varices and a newly identified intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma...
2017: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838526/congenital-left-ventricular-diverticulum-complicated-by-ventricular-fibrillation
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Manabu Yamasaki, Naoto Kawamatsu, Kunihiko Yoshino, Kohei Abe, Hiroyasu Misumi
Congenital left ventricular diverticulum (CLVD) is a rare congenital anomaly and may be associated with fatal adverse events. A previously healthy 20-year-old man collapsed as a result of sudden ventricular fibrillation (VF). Despite intractable VF, he had return of spontaneous circulation with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and subsequent introduction of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). After ECMO was discontinued, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed CLVD at the posterolateral wall of the left ventricle...
September 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837121/diagnostic-approach-to-pulmonary-hypertension-in-premature-neonates
#18
REVIEW
Vasantha H S Kumar
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a form of chronic lung disease in premature infants following respiratory distress at birth. With increasing survival of extremely low birth weight infants, alveolar simplification is the defining lung characteristic of infants with BPD, and along with pulmonary hypertension, increasingly contributes to both respiratory morbidity and mortality in these infants. Growth restricted infants, infants born to mothers with oligohydramnios or following prolonged preterm rupture of membranes are at particular risk for early onset pulmonary hypertension...
August 24, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828022/c1019t-polymorphism-in-the-connexin-37-gene-and-myocardial-infarction-risk-in-premature-coronary-artery-disease
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Mehrdad Sheikhvatan, Mohammadali Boroumand, Mehrdad Behmanesh, Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi, Gholamreza Davoodi, Shayan Ziaee, Sara Cheraghi
Background: The C1019T polymorphism of the connexin-37 (GJA4) gene is a single-nucleotide polymorphisms involved in atherosclerotic plaque rupture and atherosclerosis predisposition. We examined the association between the C1019T polymorphism of the GJA4 gene and the occurrence of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with premature coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods: Our study recruited 1000 patients with the final diagnosis of premature CAD and classified them into 2 groups: with a history of MI (n = 461) and without it (n = 539)...
April 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807385/external-validation-of-a-5-year-survival-prediction-model-after-elective-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#20
Randall R DeMartino, Ying Huang, Jay Mandrekar, Philip P Goodney, Gustavo S Oderich, Manju Kalra, Thomas C Bower, Jack L Cronenwett, Peter Gloviczki
OBJECTIVE: The benefit of prophylactic repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) is based on the risk of rupture exceeding the risk of death from other comorbidities. The purpose of this study was to validate a 5-year survival prediction model for patients undergoing elective repair of asymptomatic AAA <6.5 cm to assist in optimal selection of patients. METHODS: All patients undergoing elective repair for asymptomatic AAA <6.5 cm (open or endovascular) from 2002 to 2011 were identified from a single institutional database (validation group)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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