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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810808/advances-and-challenges-in-cardiovascular-gene-therapy
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Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Johanna Lähteenvuo
25 years of gene therapy have not yet yielded standard therapeutic solutions for clinical use in cardiovascular medicine, but several therapeutic targets have been identified and foundations for future therapies have been set. The safety of viral gene therapy has been established with a wide variety of vectors and transgenes. Adenoviruses and adeno-associated viruses have established their role as vectors of choice for many cardiovascular applications and appropriate viral doses have been established for several tissues and applications...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776069/porcine-arteriogenesis-based-on-vasa-vasorum-in-a-novel-semi-acute-occlusion-model-using-high-resolution-imaging
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Jonathan M Harnoss, Florian Krackhardt, Zully Ritter, Susanne Granzow, Dieter Felsenberg, Konrad Neumann, Lilach O Lerman, Fabian Riediger, Philipp Hillmeister, Peter Bramlage, Ivo R Buschmann
Bridging collaterals (BC) develop in several chronic total artery occlusion diseases, and can prevent extensive myocardial necrosis. Yet, their origin, growth process, and histo-morphology are still unclear. Since vasa vasorum (VV) may take part in collateralization, we hypothesized that VV are the basis for BCs. To comprehensively investigate this arteriogenesis process, we used high-resolution imaging, including corrosion casts, post-mortem angiography with stereoscopy, micro-CT, and immunohistology, in combination with a novel semi-acute vessel occlusion model...
August 3, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771609/deletion-of-batf3-dependent-antigen-presenting-cells-does-not-affect-atherosclerotic-lesion-formation-in-mice
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Jesus Gil-Pulido, Clement Cochain, Malte A Lippert, Nicole Schneider, Elke Butt, Núria Amézaga, Alma Zernecke
Atherosclerosis is the main underlying cause for cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke and its development might be influenced by immune cells. Dendritic cells (DCs) bridge innate and adaptive immune responses by presenting antigens to T cells and releasing a variety of cytokines. Several subsets of DCs can be discriminated that engage specific transcriptional pathways for their development. Basic leucine zipper transcription factor ATF-like 3 (Batf3) is required for the development of classical CD8α+ and CD103+ DCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770255/massive-accumulation-of-myofibroblasts-in%C3%A2-the-critical-isthmus-is-associated-with%C3%A2-ventricular-tachycardia-inducibility-in%C3%A2-post-infarct-swine-heart
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Tarvinder S Dhanjal, Nicolas Lellouche, Christopher J von Ruhland, Guillaume Abehsira, David H Edwards, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Konstantinos Moschonas, Emmanuel Teiger, Alan J Williams, Christopher H George
OBJECTIVES: In this study the authors determined the extent of cellular infiltration and dispersion, and regional vascularization in electrophysiologically (EP) defined zones in post-myocardial infarction (MI) swine ventricle. BACKGROUND: The critical isthmus (CI) in post-MI re-entrant ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a target for catheter ablation. In vitro evidence suggests that myofibroblasts (MFB) within the scar border zone (BZ) may increase the susceptibility to slow conduction and VT, but whether this occurs in vivo remains unproven...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759083/a-rare-cause-of-early-repolarisation-in-an-adolescent-boy-with-chest-pain-myocardial-bridging
#5
Murat Deveci, Kadir Babaoğlu, Özlem Kayabey
Early repolarisation is a common electrocardiographic (ECG) finding characterised by J-point and ST segment elevation ≥ 0.1 mV in two or more adjacent leads. The ECG pattern of early repolarisation is relatively common in asymptomatic subjects. Early repolarisation pattern may be seen in secondary conditions such as hypothermia, autonomic nervous system disturbances, cocaine abuse, hypercalcaemia and myocardial ischaemia. We present a case of an adolescent boy with chest pain and concurrent ST-segment elevation...
May 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746082/heartware-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge-to-transplant-in-a-small-boy-with-complicated-kawasaki-disease
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Christopher E Mascio, Dhananjay P Malankar, Jonathan J Rome
We report a case of HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) implant as a Bridge-to-Transplant in the smallest and the youngest known patient, a 32-month-old boy (body surface area of 0.66 m2) with known Kawasaki disease and giant coronary artery aneurysms. The disease course was complicated by coronary thromboembolism resulting in acute myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation, and cardiac arrest. After short-term support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for 7 days and long-term support with an HVAD for 5 months, he underwent heart transplantation and is doing well 2 months after the transplant...
July 25, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740631/increased-risk-of-coronary-perforation-during-percutaneous-intervention-of-myocardial-bridge-what-histopathology-says
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Somayeh Pourhoseini, Mohammad Bakhtiari, Abdolreza Babaee, Mohammad Ali Ostovan, Seyed Hassan Eftekhar-Vaghefi, Nikan Ostovan, Pooyan Dehghani
Introduction: Myocardial bridge (MB) is a segment of a major epicardial coronary artery that goes intramurally under a bridge of overlying myocardium. Complications have been reported during or after stent implantation particularly coronary perforation. The aim of this study was to determine histological differences between proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) and the tunneled segment that may have a possible role in increased risk of coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712560/relation-between-severity-of-myocardial-bridge-and-vasospasm
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Yuichi Saito, Hideki Kitahara, Toshihiro Shoji, Satoshi Tokimasa, Takashi Nakayama, Kazumasa Sugimoto, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Myocardial bridge (MB) has been reported to induce cardiac complications including coronary vasospasm. Although MB has some anatomical and morphological variations, the association of these variations with vasospasm is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between morphological severity of MB and vasospasm induced by acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test. METHODS: A total of 392 patients without coronary stent in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) undergoing intracoronary ACh provocation test were included...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699980/myocardial-bridge-and-angiotomography-of-the-coronary-arteries-perfusion-under-pharmacological-stress
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Wilter Dos Santos Ker, Daniel Gama Neves, Alair Sarmet A A Damas, Cláudio Tinoco Mesquita, Marcelo Souto Nacif
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696881/persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-incidence-and-management-in-patients-undergoing-repair-of-partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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Nicholas S Clarke, Raghav A Murthy, Kristine J Guleserian
INTRODUCTION: A association between partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) and systemic venous anomalies has been described in the literature, but the true incidence is yet to be elucidated. At our institution, we sought to find the incidence of a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) in patients undergoing an operation for PAPVC. METHODS: A retrospective review of all pediatric and adult patients with PAPVC who underwent surgical repair from February 2006 to February 2016...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690285/myocardial-bridges-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography%C3%A3-correlation-with-intravascular-ultrasound-and-fractional-flow-reserve
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Signe Helene Forsdahl, Ian S Rogers, Ingela Schnittger, Shigemitsu Tanaka, Takumi Kimura, Vedant S Pargaonkar, Frandics P Chan, Dominik Fleischmann, Jennifer A Tremmel, Hans-Christoph Becker
BACKGROUND: Myocardial bridges (MB) are commonly seen on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in asymptomatic individuals, but in patients with recurrent typical angina symptoms, yet no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), evaluation of their potential hemodynamic significance is clinically relevant. The aim of this study was to compare CCTA to invasive coronary angiography (ICA), including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), to confirm MB morphology and estimate their functional significance in symptomatic patients...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688833/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-transcatheter-valve-era-single-centre-indications-and-early-safety-data-in-a-high-risk-population
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Thomas J Ford, Katherine Nguyen, Joseph Brassil, Virag Kushwaha, Daniel Friedman, Roger Allan, Mark Pitney, Nigel Jepson
BACKGROUND: The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has generated a renewed interest in the techniques available to treat high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). We report our single centre experience with balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) focussing on indications, procedural success and 30-day outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients that underwent BAV procedures at our institution between August 2012 and August 2014...
June 2, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675696/myocardial-bridges-overview-of-diagnosis-and-management
#13
Ian S Rogers, Jennifer A Tremmel, Ingela Schnittger
A myocardial bridge is a segment of a coronary artery that travels into the myocardium instead of the normal epicardial course. Although it is general perception that myocardial bridges are normal variants, patients with myocardial bridges can present with symptoms, such as exertional chest pain, that cannot be explained by a secondary etiology. Such patients may benefit from individualized medical/surgical therapy. This article describes the prevalence, clinical presentation, classification, evaluation, and management of children and adults with symptomatic myocardial bridges...
July 3, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670160/assessment-of-myocardial-bridge-by-cardiac-ct-intracoronary-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-derived-from-diastolic-phase-predicts-systolic-compression
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Mengmeng Yu, Yang Zhang, Yuehua Li, Minghua Li, Wenbin Li, Jiayin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the predictive value of transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) derived from diastolic phase of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for identifying systolic compression of myocardial bridge (MB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with MB based on CCTA findings and without obstructive coronary artery disease were retrospectively enrolled. In total, 143 patients with 144 MBs were included in the study. Patients were classified into three groups: without systolic compression, with systolic compression < 50%, and with systolic compression ≥ 50%...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666802/a-novel-modified-physiologically-relevant-model-for-cardiac-angiogenesis
#15
Hao Zhang, Jiajun Pan, Fan Qiu, Tengteng Wei, Zhimin Li, Xia Jiang, Wei Zhuang, Zhiwei Liu, Zhongming Zhang, Hongyan Dong
Angiogenesis assays are important tools for studying both the mechanisms of cardiac angiogenesis and the potential development of therapeutic strategies to ischemic heart diseases. Currently, various assays have been used to quantitate cardiac tubule formation, yet no consensus has been reached regarding a suitable assay for evaluating the efficacy of angiogenic stimulants or inhibitors. Most in vivo angiogenesis assays are complex and difficult to interpret, whereas traditional in vitro angiogenesis models measure only one aspect of this process...
June 28, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658719/patient-education-in-the-management-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Lindsey Anderson, James Pr Brown, Alexander M Clark, Hasnain Dalal, Henriette K Rossau, Charlene Bridges, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single most common cause of death globally. However, with falling CHD mortality rates, an increasing number of people live with CHD and may need support to manage their symptoms and improve prognosis. Cardiac rehabilitation is a complex multifaceted intervention which aims to improve the health outcomes of people with CHD. Cardiac rehabilitation consists of three core modalities: education, exercise training and psychological support. This is an update of a Cochrane systematic review previously published in 2011, which aims to investigate the specific impact of the educational component of cardiac rehabilitation...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629520/the-erythropoietin-system-protects-the-heart-upon-injury-by-cardiac-progenitor-cell-activation
#17
Maria P Zafeiriou
Erythropoietin (EPO) is a growth hormone, widely known for its role in erythropoiesis. The broad expression of erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) in adult organs suggested that EPO may also affect other cells besides late erythroid progenitors. In the embryonic heart, EPOR is expressed in all cells including the immature proliferating cardiomyocytes. In contrast to the embryonic heart in adulthood, EPOR expression is decreased and mainly detected in immature proliferating cells (i.e., resident cardiac progenitor cells) rather than in terminally differentiated cells (i...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627940/delivery-of-drugs-growth-factors-genes-and-stem-cells-via-intrapericardial-epicardial-and-intramyocardial-routes-for-sustained-local-targeted-therapy-of-myocardial-disease
#18
M G Katz, A S Fargnoli, R J Hajjar, C R Bridges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615214/safety-and-efficacy-of-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-observations-from-the-rocket-af-trial
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George C Leef, Anne S Hellkamp, Manesh R Patel, Richard C Becker, Scott D Berkowitz, Günter Breithardt, Jonathan L Halperin, Graeme J Hankey, Werner Hacke, Christopher C Nessel, Daniel E Singer, Keith A A Fox, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Although implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) in patients receiving warfarin is well studied, limited data are available on the use of oral factor Xa inhibitors in this setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF) (n=14 264), we compared baseline characteristics and clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation randomized to rivaroxaban versus warfarin who did and did not undergo CIED implantation or revision...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608519/catheter-based-anatomic-and-functional-assessment-of-coronary-arteries-in-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-myocardial-bridges-and-kawasaki-disease
#20
Athar M Qureshi, Hitesh Agrawal
Most diagnostic testing in patients with anomalous aortic origins of coronary arteries, myocardial bridges, and coronary artery changes after Kawasaki disease are performed with the use of noninvasive techniques. In some cases, however, further diagnostic information is needed to guide the clinician in treating these patients. In such instances, cardiac catheterization with invasive anatomic and functional testing is an invaluable tool. Moreover, interventional treatment in the cardiac catheterization laboratory may be performed in a small subset of these patients...
June 13, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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