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Cardioprotection by exercise

Yongcai Zhao, Zhiyong Ma
We sought to investigate effects of exercise training on apoptosis-related microRNAs (miRs) and their validated targets, discussing molecular mechanism of the exercise-induced benefit in heart. Male C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned to three groups: sedentary (SE), exercise training 1 (ET1) and exercise training 2 (ET2). ET1 swam for 8 weeks, once a day and 5 days per week with incremental load. ET2 performed the same work as ET1 and switched to twice a day by the end of the 5th week. In ET2, positive cell rate (%) tested by TUNEL assay decreased significantly (p < 0...
September 9, 2016: General Physiology and Biophysics
Verônica B Brito, Leopoldo V M Nascimento, Ramiro B Nunes, Dinara J Moura, Pedro Dal Lago, Jenifer Saffi
Cancer treatment with Doxorubicin (DOX) is limited due its dose-dependent cardiotoxicity, mainly related to the oxidative stress production. In experimental models of DOX treatment exercise can be used as a beneficial adjuvant therapy. This work aimed to investigate the effects of exercise during pregnancy on DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in cardiomyocytes of progeny, examining the possible intergenerational cardioprotective effects of maternal exercise. For this purpose pregnant rats were divided in control and exercise groups and pre-treated during gestational days...
August 10, 2016: Toxicology
Yue Xi, Da-Wei Gong, Zhenjun Tian
Exercise training has been reported to ameliorate heart dysfunction in both humans and animals after myocardial infarction (MI), but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Follistatin-like1 (FSTL1) is a cardioprotective factor against ischemic injury and is induced in cardiomyocytes and skeletal muscle in ischemic and hypoxic conditions. To test the hypothesis that FSTL1 may be a molecular link between exercise and improved heart function post MI, we subjected MI-rats, induced by left coronary artery ligation, to two modes of exercise: intermittent aerobic exercise (IAE) or mechanical vibration training (MVT), for four weeks and examined the relevance of FSTL1 to exercise-mediated cardiac effects...
2016: Scientific Reports
Jiao Lu, Shan-Shan Pan
To evaluate exercise preconditioning (EP)-induced cardioprotective effects against exercise-induced acute myocardial injury and investigate the alterations of C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) and its specific receptor, natriuretic peptide receptor B (NPR-B), during EP-induced cardioprotection. Rats were subjected to treadmill exercise as an EP model (4 periods of 10 min each at 30 m/min with intervening periods of rest lasting 10 min). High-intensity exercise was performed 0.5 and 24 h after the EP. EP attenuated high-intensity exercise-induced myocardial injury in both the early and late phases...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
Aghogho Odudu, Christopher W McIntyre
Cardiac dysfunction is a key factor in the high morbidity and mortality rates seen in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Much of the dysfunction is manifest as adverse changes in cardiac and vascular structure prior to commencing dialysis. This adverse vascular remodeling arises as a dysregulation between pro- and antiproliferative signaling pathways in response to hemodynamic and nonhemodynamic factors. The HD procedure itself further promotes cardiomyopathy by inducing hypotension and episodic regional cardiac ischemia that precedes global dysfunction, fibrosis, worsening symptoms, and increased mortality...
August 24, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Tamás Forster, Csaba András Dézsi
INTRODUCTION: Long-term therapy with a combination of perindopril and amlodipine has shown a beneficial effect on the morbidity and mortality of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) and hypertension. On the basis of the antiproliferative, antithrombotic, and antiatherogenic effects of the active substances, we initiated data collection to examine the short-term cardioprotective effect of perindopril/amlodipine fixed-dose combination therapy in this patient group. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of perindopril/amlodipine fixed-dose combination on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) class and exercise capacity of patients with SCAD in everyday medical practice...
October 2016: Advances in Therapy
Wolfgang Schobersberger, Tobias Dünnwald, Günther Gmeiner, Cornelia Blank
Recent reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) indicate an alarming prevalence in the use of meldonium among elite athletes. Therefore, in January 2016, meldonium was added to WADA's prohibited list after being monitored since 2015. Meldonium has been shown to have beneficial effects in cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic diseases due to its anti-ischaemic and cardioprotective properties, which are ascribed mainly to its inhibition of ß-oxidation and its activation of glycolysis. Despite its widespread use, there are only a few clinical studies or clinical trials available...
July 27, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Edward P Weiss, Stewart G Albert, Dominic N Reeds, Kathleen S Kress, Jennifer L McDaniel, Samuel Klein, Dennis T Villareal
BACKGROUND: Weight loss from calorie restriction (CR) and/or endurance exercise training (EX) is cardioprotective. However CR and EX also have weight loss-independent benefits. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that weight loss from calorie restriction and exercise combined (CREX) improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors more so than similar weight loss from CR or EX alone. DESIGN: Overweight, sedentary men and women (n = 52; aged 45-65 y) were randomly assigned to undergo 6-8% weight loss by using CR, EX, or CREX...
September 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Iiro A Välimäki, Timo Vuorimaa, Markku Ahotupa, Tommi J Vasankari
PURPOSE: Physical exercise has cardioprotective functions, which have been partly linked to high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and its functions. We studied the effects of endogenous oxidative stress, induced by acute exhaustive physical exercise, on concentration of oxidized HDL lipids. METHODS: Twenty-four male national top-level endurance runners, 12 middle-distance runners and 12 marathon runners performed a maximal run on a treadmill until exhaustion. We analyzed concentrations of oxidized HDL (oxHDLlipids) and LDL lipids (oxLDLlipids), serum antioxidant potential (TRAP), paraoxonase activity and malondialdehyde...
September 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Jiao Lu, Shan S Pan, Tang Q Wang
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May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Lieke J J Klinkenberg, Peter Luyten, Noreen van der Linden, Kim Urgel, Daniëlle P C Snijders, Christian Knackstedt, Robert Dennert, Bastiaan L J H Kietselaer, Alma M A Mingels, Eline P M Cardinaels, Frederique E C M Peeters, Jeroen D E van Suijlen, Joop Ten Kate, Elke Marsch, Thomas L Theelen, Judith C Sluimer, Kristiaan Wouters, Otto Bekers, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Luc J C van Loon, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Steven J R Meex
Prolonged endurance-type exercise is associated with elevated cardiac troponin (cTn) levels in asymptomatic recreational athletes. It is unclear whether exercise-induced cTn release mirrors a physiological or pathological underlying process. The aim of this study was to provide a direct comparison of the release kinetics of high-sensitivity cTnI (hs-cTnI) and T (hs-cTnT) after endurance-type exercise. In addition, the effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), a cardioprotective strategy that limits ischemia-reperfusion injury, was investigated in a randomized controlled crossover manner...
July 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Margarida Cruz, Joana Duarte-Rodrigues, Manuel Campelo
The increasing use of anthracyclines, together with the longer survival of cancer patients, means the toxic effects of these drugs need to be monitored. In order to detect, prevent or mitigate anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy, it is essential that all patients undergo a rigorous initial cardiovascular assessment, followed by close monitoring. Several clinical trials have shown the cardioprotective effect of non-pharmacological measures such as exercise, healthy lifestyles, control of risk factors and treatment of comorbidities; a cardioprotective effect has also been observed with pharmacological measures such as beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor antagonists, statins, dexrazoxane and liposomal formulations...
June 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Jyothsna Akam-Venkata, Vivian I Franco, Steven E Lipshultz
Cardiovascular-related morbidity is a substantial health burden in survivors of childhood cancers. This burden is gaining importance as this population increases through advancements in therapy. Anthracyclines are commonly used agents that are known to cause late cardiotoxicity. Cardiotoxicity is also increased by other risk factors, such as concurrent radio- or chemotherapy, younger age at diagnosis, female sex, comorbidities, lifestyle factors, and genetic factors, such as hemochromatosis gene mutations. Treatment of late cardiotoxicity depends on the type of cardiac abnormalities and consists of pharmacotherapy, mechanical support, or heart transplantation...
July 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
B P Budiono, L E See Hoe, A R Brunt, J N Peart, J P Headrick, L J Haseler
AIMS: We examined coupling of myocardial ischaemic tolerance to physical activity and inactivity, and whether this involves modulation of survival (AKT, AMPK, ERK1/2, HSP27, EGFR) and injury (GSK3β) proteins implicated in ischaemic preconditioning and calorie restriction. METHODS: Proteomic modifications were assessed in ventricular myocardium, and tolerance to 25-min ischaemia in ex vivo perfused hearts from C57Bl/6 mice subjected to 14-day voluntary activity in running-naïve animals (Active); 7 days of subsequent inactivity (Inactive); brief (day 3) restoration of running (Re-Active); or time-matched inactivity...
October 2016: Acta Physiologica
Adrien Kleindienst, Sylvain Battault, Elise Belaidi, Stephane Tanguy, Marie Rosselin, Doria Boulghobra, Gregory Meyer, Sandrine Gayrard, Guillaume Walther, Bernard Geny, Gregory Durand, Olivier Cazorla, Cyril Reboul
Obesity and diabetes are associated with higher cardiac vulnerability to ischemia-reperfusion (IR). The cardioprotective effect of regular exercise has been attributed to β3-adrenergic receptor (β3AR) stimulation and increased endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation. Here, we evaluated the role of the β3AR-eNOS pathway and NOS isoforms in exercise-induced cardioprotection of C57Bl6 mice fed with high fat and sucrose diet (HFS) for 12 weeks and subjected or not to exercise training during the last 4 weeks (HFS-Ex)...
July 2016: Basic Research in Cardiology
Aaron L Slusher, Chun-Jung Huang
Pentraxin 3 (PTX3), a cardioprotective protein, has recently been shown to be associated with improved insulin resistance (IR) and glucose metabolism. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study was to examine whether or not increased plasma PTX3 following maximal aerobic exercise would differ between obese and normal-mass subjects, and its association with the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and glucose response. Twenty-five untrained obese (n = 13 [6 males and 7 females]) and normal-mass (n = 12 [5 males and 7 females]) subjects performed an acute bout of maximal aerobic exercise to assess maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max)...
July 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Gerasimos Siasos, Dimitrios Athanasiou, Gerasimos Terzis, Aggeliki Stasinaki, Evangelos Oikonomou, Stavroula Tsitkanou, Theodora Kolokytha, Konstantinos Spengos, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Chronic aerobic exercise training is associated with improved endothelial function and arterial stiffness and favourable long-term cardiovascular effects. DESIGN: We investigated the acute effects of continuous moderate intensity aerobic exercise (CAE) and high intensity interval aerobic exercise (hIAE) on endothelial function and arterial stiffness in healthy participants. METHODS: Twenty healthy men were recruited to this cross-over study...
September 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Edward J Calabrese
This paper assessed differences and similarities in the capacity for preconditioning (PC) and post-conditioning (PostC) to prevent ischemic reperfusion (IR) damage to the heart in the old/elderly as compared to young adult mice, rats, and humans. While PC reliably reduces myocardial ischemia-induced heart damage by about 30-60 % in young adult (2-3 months old) mice and rats, such protection begins to diminish in middle age (1 year old) and is fully lost in the old and elderly (≥18 months). Common rearing practices (i...
August 2016: Biogerontology
Yuan Xing, Wanqing Sun, Yishi Wang, Feng Gao, Heng Ma
Insulin protects cardiomyocytes from myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury through activating Akt. However, phosphatase PHLPP-1 (PH domain leucine-rich repeat protein phosphatase-1) dephosphorylates and inactivates Akt. The balanced competitive interaction of insulin and PHLPP-1 has not been directly examined. In this study, we have identified the effect of mutual inhibition of insulin signaling and PHLPP-1 on the cardioprotective efficiency of Akt in aged heart. Young (3 months) and aged (20 months) Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to MI/Rin vivo...
May 2016: Aging
C A Barboza, G I H Souza, J C M F Oliveira, L M Silva, C T Mostarda, P M M Dourado, L M Oyama, F S Lira, M C Irigoyen, B Rodrigues
We evaluated the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise training on ventricular morphometry and function, physical capacity, autonomic function, as well as on ventricular inflammatory status in trained rats prior to myocardial infarction. Male Wistar rats were divided into the following groups: sedentary+Sham, sedentary+myocardial infarction, aerobic trained+myocardial infarction, and resistance trained+myocardial infarction. Sham and myocardial infarction were performed after training periods. In the days following the surgeries, evaluations were performed...
June 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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