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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239994/aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Yousif Ahmad, Michael F Bellamy, Christopher S R Baker
Aortic valve stenosis occurs 10-20 years earlier in patients on dialysis compared with the general population. This is likely related to the exposure of the valve to a milieu that predisposes to calcification as well as increased shear stress across the valve. Objective assessment of stenosis severity is largely made using echocardiography though accurate interpretation requires an understanding of the potential pitfalls of the technique and the influence of cardiac output upon the gradient measured across the valve...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239845/stimulation-of-na-k-pump-currents-by-epithelial-nicotinic-receptors-in-rat-colon
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Sandra Bader, Lena Lottig, Martin Diener
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acetylcholine-induced epithelial Cl(-) secretion is generally thought to be mediated by epithelial muscarinic receptors and nicotinic receptors on secretomotor neurons. However, recent data showed the expression of nicotinic receptors by intestinal epithelium and the stimulation of Cl(-) secretion by nicotine in the presence of the neurotoxin, tetrodotoxin. In the present study, we aimed to identify the transporters activated by epithelial nicotinic receptors and to clarify their role in cholinergic regulation of intestinal ion transport...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239054/critical-care-management-focused-on-optimizing-brain-function-after-cardiac-arrest
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Ryuta Nakashima, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Tomoya Okazaki, Satoshi Egawa, Akihiko Inoue, Ryutaro Seo, Nobuhiro Inagaki, Yasuhiro Kuroda
The discussion of neurocritical care management in post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) has generally focused on target values used for targeted temperature management (TTM). There has been less attention paid to target values for systemic and cerebral parameters to minimize secondary brain damage in PCAS. And the neurologic indications for TTM to produce a favorable neurologic outcome remain to be determined. Critical care management of PCAS patients is fundamental and essential for both cardiologists and general intensivists to improve neurologic outcome, because definitive therapy of PCAS includes both special management of the cause of cardiac arrest, such as coronary intervention to ischemic heart disease, and intensive management of the results of cardiac arrest, such as ventilation strategies to avoid brain ischemia...
February 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238968/changes-in-macroautophagy-chaperone-mediated-autophagy-and-mitochondrial-metabolism-in-murine-skeletal-and-cardiac-muscle-during-aging
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Jin Zhou, Shu Yun Chong, Andrea Lim, Brijesh K Singh, Rohit A Sinha, Adam B Salmon, Paul M Yen
Aging causes a general decline in cellular metabolic activity, and function in different tissues and whole body homeostasis. However, the understanding about the metabolomic and autophagy changes in skeletal muscle and heart during aging is still limited. We thus examined markers for macroautophagy, chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA), mitochondrial quality control, as well as cellular metabolites in skeletal and cardiac muscle from young (5 months old) and aged (27 months old) mice. We found decreased autophagic degradation of p62 and increased ubiquitinated proteins in both tissues from aged mice, suggesting a decline in macroautophagy during aging...
February 26, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238768/regulation-of-autophagy-by-some-natural-products-as-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-for-cardiovascular-disorders
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REVIEW
Mahmoud Hashemzaei, Reza Entezari Heravi, Ramin Rezaee, Ali Roohbakhsh, Gholamreza Karimi
Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation process through which long-lived and misfolded proteins and organelles are sequestered, degraded by lysosomes, and recycled. Autophagy is an essential part of cardiomyocyte homeostasis and increases the survival of cells following cellular stress and starvation. Recent studies made clear that dysregulation of autophagy in the cardiovascular system leads to heart hypertrophy and failure. In this manner, autophagy seems to be an attractive target in the new treatment of cardiovascular diseases...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237394/developmental-changes-in-the-balance-of-glycolytic-atp-production-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-in-ventricular-cells-a-simulation-study
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Hitomi I Sano, Tamami Toki, Yasuhiro Naito, Masaru Tomita
The developmental program of the heart requires accurate regulation to ensure continuous circulation and simultaneous cardiac morphogenesis, because any functional abnormalities may progress to congenital heart malformation. Notably, energy metabolism in fetal ventricular cells is regulated in a manner that differs from adult ventricular cells: fetal cardiomyocytes generally have immature mitochondria and fetal ventricular cells show greater dependence on glycolytic ATP production. However, although various characteristics of energy metabolism in fetal ventricular cells have been reported, to our knowledge, a quantitative description of the contributions of these factors to fetal ventricular cell functions has not yet been established...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237383/the-curious-case-of-a-cardiac-tamponade-in-the-hypertensive-patient-presenting-as-abdominal-fullness
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William Li, Rogin Subedi, Bhaskara Madhira
Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency consisting of an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial space which is rapidly progressing and fatal. Because cardiac tamponade is ultimately a clinical diagnosis, mindful consideration for atypical presentations is essential for the reduction of mortality in the acute setting. Our patient was a 77year-old female admitted after presenting with general malaise, weakness, somnolence, altered mental status and urinary incontinence found to have CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) on confirmatory bone marrow biopsy after suspicions arose from a leukocytosis of 34,000 cells per mcL with 85% neutrophils and elevated blasts (8%)...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236629/increased-prevalence-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-turner-syndrome-links-with-karyotype-the-crucial-importance-of-detailed-cardiovascular-screening
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Eva Klásková, Jiřina Zapletalová, Sabina Kaprálová, Marta Šnajderová, Jan Lebl, Zbyněk Tüdös, Jan Pavlíček, Jana Černá, Vladimír Mihál, Veronika Stará, Martin Procházka
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) represents one of the strongest risk factors for aortic dissection in Turner syndrome (TS). An exact relation between the occurrence of BAV and a particular karyotype has not been established yet. The aim of this study was to determine the association between karyotype and prevalence of BAV. METHODS: Sixty-seven TS patients aged between 6.6 and 32.5 years underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. They were divided into four cytogenetic subgroups-45,X karyotype (n=27); 45,X/46,XX mosaicism (n=17); structural abnormalities of the X chromosome (n=10); and 45,X/structural abnormality of the X chromosome mosaicism (n=13)...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235809/management-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-caused-by-plaque-rupture-versus-plaque-erosion-an%C3%A2-intravascular-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Sining Hu, Yinchun Zhu, Yingying Zhang, Jiannan Dai, Lulu Li, Harold Dauerman, Tsunenari Soeda, Zhao Wang, Hang Lee, Chao Wang, Chunyang Zhe, Yan Wang, Gonghui Zheng, Shaosong Zhang, Haibo Jia, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Plaque rupture and erosion are the 2 most common mechanisms for acute coronary syndromes. However, the outcome of these 2 distinct pathologies in patients with acute coronary syndromes has never been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively studied 141 patients with acute coronary syndromes who underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the culprit lesion prior to stenting from the Massachusetts General Hospital OCT Registry. Management (stent versus no stent), poststent OCT findings, and outcomes were compared...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228314/pre-hospital-acute-coronary-syndrome-care-in-kerala-india-a-qualitative-analysis
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Amisha Patel, P P Mohanan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mark D Huffman
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India. Many of these deaths are due to acute coronary syndromes (ACS), which require prompt symptom recognition, care-seeking behavior, and transport to a treatment facility in the critical pre-hospital period. In India, little is known about pre-hospital management of individuals with ACS. We aim to understand the facilitators, barriers, and context of optimal pre-hospital ACS care to provide opportunities to reduce pre-hospital delays and improve acute cardiovascular care...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227776/propagation-of-parametric-uncertainty-for-the-k-channel-model-in-mouse-ventricular-myocytes
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Yuncheng Du, Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du, Dongping Du, Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du
Cardiac potassium (K+) channel plays an important role in cardiac electrical signaling. Mathematical models have been widely used to investigate the effects of K+ channels on cardiac functions. However, the model of K+ channel involves parametric uncertainties, which can be induced by fitting the model's parameters that best capture experimental data. Since the prediction of cardiac functions are highly parameter-dependent, it is critical to quantify the influence of parametric uncertainty on the model responses to provide the more reliable predictions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227702/socioeconomic-status-age-and-heart-rate-variability-in-a-bangladeshi-community
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Nishat E-Sharmin Trisha, Herbert F Jelinek, Mika P Tarvainen, David J Cornforth, Dewan S Alam, Megan Smith, Nishat E-Sharmin Trisha, Herbert F Jelinek, Mika P Tarvainen, David J Cornforth, Dewan S Alam, Megan Smith, Herbert F Jelinek, David J Cornforth, Megan Smith, Nishat E-Sharmin Trisha, Dewan S Alam, Mika P Tarvainen
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and either low or high heart rate variability (HRV) at rest has been shown to predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The study investigated the extent HRV features can predict SES. Four hundred and twenty eight people were randomly selected from the commercial districts (high SES) and slum areas (low SES) within Dhaka city. Demographic, clinical, and HRV features were recorded. Of the clinical variables age, waist circumference and diastolic blood pressure (p<;0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227687/characteristic-of-a-force-sensing-guide-wire-for-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
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N Stefanova, M Hessinger, T Opitz, R Werthschutzky, N Stefanova, M Hessinger, T Opitz, R Werthschutzky, N Stefanova, M Hessinger, T Opitz
In minimal invasive cardiac surgery (MICS), the surgeon is missing haptic feedback of the guide wire for navigation through the vessels. A wide range of guide wires with various properties and performance characteristics are available to reduce the risk of complications during the intervention. This paper presents a force sensing guide wire for cardiac catheterization, which provides the surgeon a haptic feedback on the guide wire tip. Three conventional wires for the recanalization of chronic total coronary occlusions (CTO) are investigated and general design requirements for the force sensing guide wire are determined...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227661/parameter-optimization-of-pseudo-rigid-body-models-of-mri-actuated-catheters
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Tipakorn Greigarn, Taoming Liu, M Cenk Cavusoglu, Tipakorn Greigarn, Taoming Liu, M Cenk Cavusoglu, Taoming Liu, Tipakorn Greigarn, M Cenk Cavusoglu
Simulation and control of a system containing compliant mechanisms such as cardiac catheters often incur high computational costs. One way to reduce the costs is to approximate the mechanisms with Pseudo-Rigid-Body Models (PRBMs). A PRBM generally consists of rigid links connected by spring-loaded revolute joints. The lengths of the rigid links and the stiffnesses of the springs are usually chosen to minimize the tip deflection differences between the PRBM and the compliant mechanism. In most applications, only the relationship between end load and tip deflection is considered...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227339/time-frequency-representations-of-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-electromyographic-signal-recorded-with-concentric-ring-electrodes
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Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Javier Garcia-Casado, Leonardo Sarlabous, Gema Prats-Boluda, Raimon Jane, Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Javier Garcia-Casado, Leonardo Sarlabous, Gema Prats-Boluda, Raimon Jane, Luis Estrada, Javier Garcia-Casado, Leonardo Sarlabous, Abel Torres, Gema Prats-Boluda, Raimon Jane
The use of non-invasive methods for the study of respiratory muscle signals can provide clinical information for the evaluation of the respiratory muscle function. The aim of this study was to evaluate time-frequency characteristics of the electrical activity of the sternocleidomastoid muscle recorded superficially by means of concentric ring electrodes (CREs) in a bipolar configuration. The CREs enhance the spatial resolution, attenuate interferences, as the cardiac activity, and also simplify the orientation problem associated to the electrode location...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226202/predictors-of-acute-myocarditis-in-complicated-scrub-typhus-an-endemic-province-in-the-republic-of-korea
#16
Jung Yeon Chin, Ki-Woon Kang, Kyung Min Moon, Jongwoo Kim, Yu Jeong Choi
Background/Aims: Scrub typhus is known as a self-limited infectious disease. Cardiac complication is uncommon and usually not life-threatening. Until now, few cases of fulminant myocarditis by scrub typhus have been reported. So, we investigated incidence and predictors of acute myocarditis in severe scrub typhus. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 89 patients among 91 scrub typhus confirmed patients who examined an echocardiogram and cardiac biomarkers from 2005 to 2015 in the intensive care unit at our hospital...
February 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225837/storage-time-of-intraoperative-transfused-allogeneic-red-blood-cells-is-not-associated-with-new-onset-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-cardiac-surgery
#17
Jiwei Gu, Regitze Kuhr Skals, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Carl-Johan Jakobsen, John Bæch, Mikkel Steen Petersen, Jan Jesper Andreasen
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion has been associated with new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) following cardiac surgery. Prolonged storage time of RBC may increase the risk. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate whether the storage time of RBC is associated with development of POAF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-, per- and postoperative data were retrieved from the Western Denmark Heart Registry and local blood banks regarding patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery or combined procedures in Aalborg or Aarhus University Hospital during 2010-2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225726/computer-assisted-retinal-vessel-tortuosity-evaluation-in-novel-mutation-fabry-disease-towards-new-prognostic-markers
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Irene San Román, María-Elena Rodríguez, Orsola Caporossi, Claudia Zoppetti, Andrea Sodi, Alessandro Mecocci, David López, Beatriz Rodríguez, Juan-Ramón Gimeno
PURPOSE: Fabry disease is a rare lysosomal storage disorder with systemic involvement. The authors report on a large Fabry family with GLA p.M187R mutation and exhaustive ophthalmologic assessment. METHODS: Comprehensive systemic evaluation and genetic diagnosis were performed. Ophthalmologic evaluation included intraocular pressure/visual acuity measurement, refractometry, slit lamp examination, retinography, and optical coherence tomography. Three parameters quantified retinal vessel tortuosity: sum of angle metrics, product of angle distance, and triangular index...
March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223222/disrupting-the-key-circadian-regulator-clock-leads-to-age-dependent-cardiovascular-disease
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Faisal J Alibhai, Jonathan LaMarre, Cristine J Reitz, Elena V Tsimakouridze, Jeffrey T Kroetsch, Steffen-Sebastian Bolz, Alex Shulman, Samantha Steinberg, Thomas P Burris, Gavin Y Oudit, Tami A Martino
The circadian mechanism underlies daily rhythms in cardiovascular physiology and rhythm disruption is a major risk factor for heart disease and worse outcomes. However, the role of circadian rhythms is generally clinically unappreciated. Clock is a core component of the circadian mechanism and here we examine the role of Clock as a vital determinant of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology in aging. Clock(Δ19/Δ19) mice develop age-dependent increases in heart weight, hypertrophy, dilation, impaired contractility, and reduced myogenic responsiveness...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223123/proarrhythmia-liability-assessment-and-the-comprehensive-in-vitro-proarrhythmia-assay-cipa-an-industry-survey-on-current-practice
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Simon Authier, Michael K Pugsley, John E Koerner, Bernard Fermini, William S Redfern, Jean-Pierre Valentin, Hugo M Vargas, Derek J Leishman, Krystle Correll, Michael J Curtis
INTRODUCTION: The Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) has conducted a survey of its membership to identify industry practices related to testing considered in the Comprehensive In vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA). METHODS: Survey topics included nonclinical approaches to address proarrhythmia issues, conduct of in silico studies, in vitro ion channel testing methods used, drugs used as positive controls during the conduct of cardiac ion channel studies, types of arrhythmias observed in non-clinical studies and use of the anticipated CiPA ion channel assay...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
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