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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923899/cardiovascular-risk-factors-accelerate-progression-of-vascular-aging-in-the-general-population-results-from-the-crave-study-cardiovascular-risk-factors-affecting-vascular-age
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Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Panagiotis Xaplanteris, Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Katerina Baou, Despina Kardara, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Christos Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
Vascular aging, as assessed by structural and functional arterial properties, is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. We hypothesized that the number of cardiovascular risk factors determines the progression of vascular aging. One hundred forty-two subjects (mean age 51.9 years, 94 men) without established cardiovascular disease were investigated in 2 examinations over a 2-year period. Subjects were classified at baseline according to their number of risk factors (from 0 to 2 and more). Subjects had determinations of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, aortic augmentation index, brachial flow-mediated dilatation, and common carotid intima-media thickness and their annual absolute changes were calculated...
September 18, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916304/rationale-and-design-of-the-arrest-trial-investigating-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-small-aaa
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S Keisin Wang, Linden A Green, Ashley R Gutwein, Natalie A Drucker, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Andres Fajardo, Clifford C Babbey, Michael P Murphy
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are a major source of morbidity and mortality despite continuing advances in surgical technique and care. Although the inciting factors for AAA development continue to be elusive, accumulating evidence suggests a significant peri-aortic inflammatory response leading to degradation and dilation of the aortic wall. Previous human trials have demonstrated safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the treatment of inflammation-related pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis, graft vs host disease, and transplant rejection...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912363/tgf%C3%AE-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-blockade-induces-a-human-like-disease-in-a-nondissecting-mouse-model-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Fabien Lareyre, Marc Clément, Juliette Raffort, Stefanie Pohlod, Meghana Patel, Bruno Esposito, Leanne Master, Alison Finigan, Marie Vandestienne, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Soraya Taleb, Bram Trachet, Ziad Mallat
OBJECTIVE: Current experimental models of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) do not accurately reproduce the major features of human AAA. We hypothesized that blockade of TGFβ (transforming growth factor-β) activity-a guardian of vascular integrity and immune homeostasis-would impair vascular healing in models of nondissecting AAA and would lead to sustained aneurysmal growth until rupture. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here, we test this hypothesis in the elastase-induced AAA model in mice...
September 14, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905315/preliminary-studies-of-acute-cadmium-administration-effects-on-the-calcium-activated-potassium-skca-and-bkca-channels-and-na-k-atpase-activity-in-isolated-aortic-rings-of-rats
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Dalton V Vassallo, Camila C P Almenara, Gilson Brás Broseghini-Filho, Ariane Calazans Teixeira, David Chaves F da Silva, Jhuli K Angeli, Alessandra S Padilha
Cadmium is an environmental pollutant closely linked with cardiovascular diseases that seems to involve endothelium dysfunction and reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Knowing that NO causes dilatation through the activation of potassium channels and Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, we aimed to determine whether acute cadmium administration (10 μM) alters the participation of K(+) channels, voltage-activated calcium channel, and Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in vascular function of isolated aortic rings of rats. Cadmium did not modify the acetylcholine-induced relaxation...
September 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903936/aortic-valve-stenosis-alters-expression-of-regional-aortic-wall-shear-stress-new-insights-from-a-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-571-subjects
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Pim van Ooij, Michael Markl, Jeremy D Collins, James C Carr, Cynthia Rigsby, Robert O Bonow, S Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M McCarthy, Paul W M Fedak, Alex J Barker
BACKGROUND: Wall shear stress (WSS) is a stimulus for vessel wall remodeling. Differences in ascending aorta (AAo) hemodynamics have been reported between bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve patients with aortic dilatation, but the confounding impact of aortic valve stenosis (AS) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five hundred seventy-one subjects underwent 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging in the thoracic aorta (210 right-left BAV cusp fusions, 60 right-noncoronary BAV cusp fusions, 245 tricuspid aortic valve patients with aortic dilatation, and 56 healthy controls)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902822/assessing-the-effect-of-endoprosthetic-repair-of-the-thoracic-portion-on-aortic-remodelling-after-surgical-correction-for-debakey-type-i-dissection
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V V Bazylev, M G Shmatkov, D A Zakharov, Z A Morozov
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of endoprosthetic repair of the aortic thoracic portion on remodelling of the descending aorta in patients after the surgical stage of correction for DeBakey type I aortic dissection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors retrospectively analysed a group of 12 patients (9 men and 3 women) subjected to endoprosthetic repair of the aortic thoracic portion after previously performed surgical correction of the ascending aorta and its braches...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894062/-fifteen-year-follow-up-of-a-patient-with-aortitis-treated-by-sino-tubular-junction-plication-using-a-prosthetic-tube-graft-for-aortic-regurgitation-report-of-a-case
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Shinichi Ashida, Yuichi Hirate, Daisuke Yano, Shinji Yamada, Fumiaki Kuwabara
A 43-year-old woman was diagnosed with aortitis associated with mild aortic regurgitation (AR) at the age of 25, which advanced to a severe grade requiring surgical treatment at age 28. Dilation of the sinotubular junction (STJ) was treated with ascending aortic replacement (Hemashield Gold 24 mm), which reduced AR from severe to mild. The patient conceived 9 years later and delivered a baby by cesarean section at 38 weeks of gestation. By appropriate control of inflammation with steroid, neither deterioration of the aortic valve nor cardiac function has been noted during the 15 years of follow-up after surgery...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894052/-three-surgical-cases-of-quadricuspid-aortic-valve
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Yoshikazu Motohashi, Takahiro Katsumata, Tatsuya Suzuki, Ryo Shimada, Hayato Konishi, Shinji Fukuhara, Sachiko Kanki, Masahiro Daimon, Hideki Ozawa, Shintaro Nemoto
Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital disease. We experienced 3 surgical cases of quadricuspid aortic valve. Patient 1 was a 72-year-old man who was noted to have a quadricuspid aortic valve associated with aortic regurgitation and an ascending aortic aneurysm(51 mm in diameter). He underwent replacement of the aortic valve and the ascending aorta. Patient 2 was a 71-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis, regurgitation, and coronary triple vessel disease. He underwent aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893830/assessment-of-paravalvular-leakage-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-add-clinical-signs-to-echocardiographic-data
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Corstiaan A den Uil, Mihai Strachinaru, Ben van der Hoven, J Han J Meeder
A 62-year old male with pulmonary fibrosis and aortic valve stenosis underwent TAVI (Corevalve Evolut XL 34 mm) in the build-up for lung transplantation (LuTx). Following post-dilation for a large annular perimeter, moderate paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) was observed. After 6 weeks, he was admitted to the ICU with respiratory failure(A). TTE demonstrated residual mild AR (based on a small excentric paravalvular AR jet, <10% circumferential extent, pressure half-time was not reliably measured) and together with borderline elevated NT-pro-BNP, the consultant cardiologist authorized LuTx listing...
September 11, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890987/impact-of-patient-specific-inflow-velocity-profile-on-hemodynamics-of-the-thoracic-aorta
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Pouya Youssefi, Alberto Gomez, Christopher Arthurs, Rajan Sharma, Marjan Jahangiri, Alberto Figueroa
Background-Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) provides a non-invasive method to functionally assess aortic hemodynamics. The thoracic aorta has an anatomically complex inlet comprising of the aortic valve, which is highly prone to different morphologies and pathologies. We investigated the effect of using patient-specific inflow velocity profiles compared to idealised profiles based on the patient's flow waveform. Methods-A healthy 31yo with a normally functioning tricuspid aortic valve (subject A), and a 52yo with a bicuspid aortic valve, aortic valvular stenosis and dilated ascending aorta (subject B) were studied...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886508/effects-of-clinico-pathological-risk-factors-on-in-vitro-mechanical-properties-of-human-dilated-ascending-aorta
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Anna Ferrara, Pasquale Totaro, Simone Morganti, Ferdinando Auricchio
Ascending aorta aneurysms (AsAA) are associated with a degeneration of the aortic wall tissue, which leads to changes in tissue mechanical properties. Risk factors for the development of the AsAA disease are recognized in patient age and gender, valve type, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking history, and a prior diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. The present study aims to assess how such clinico-pathological factors can affect the mechanical properties of human dilated ascending aorta. Specimens of AsAA are excised from 68 patients who underwent elective AsAA surgical repair and stretched until rupture during the execution of uniaxial tensile tests...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885502/outcomes-of-endovascular-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Katsuyuki Hoshina, Shin Ishimaru, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Kimihiro Komori
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data on patients treated with a bifurcated stent graft for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). BACKGROUND: The Japan Committee for Stentgraft Management (JACSM) was established in 2007 to manage the safety of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in Japan. The JACSM registry includes detailed anatomical and clinical data of all patients who undergo stent graft insertion in Japan. METHODS: Among 51,380 patients treated with bifurcated stent graft for AAA, we identified 38,008 eligible patients (excluding those with rupture or insufficient data)...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885112/management-of-failing-bioprosthesis-in-elderly-patients-who-have-undergone-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Ozan M Demir, Neil Ruparelia, Angela Frame, Sayan Sen, Ghada W Mikhail, Michael Fertleman, Iqbal S Malik
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of symptomatic aortic stenosis. The number of TAVR procedures is expected to increase exponentially in the next decade. Therefore, patients will inevitably present with signs and symptoms attributable to TAVR bioprosthesis failure many years after an acutely successful procedure. Their management will become increasing important moving forward. Areas covered: The aim of this article is to review the causes of bioprosthesis failure and outline optimal management strategies in elderly patients...
September 8, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884922/congenital-heart-defects-in-molecularly-proven-kabuki-syndrome-patients
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Maria Cristina Digilio, Maria Gnazzo, Francesca Lepri, Maria Lisa Dentici, Elisa Pisaneschi, Anwar Baban, Chiara Passarelli, Rossella Capolino, Adriano Angioni, Antonio Novelli, Bruno Marino, Bruno Dallapiccola
The prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHD) in Kabuki syndrome ranges from 28% to 80%. Between January 2012 and December 2015, 28 patients had a molecularly proven diagnosis of Kabuki syndrome. Pathogenic variants in KMT2D (MLL2) were detected in 27 patients, and in KDM6A gene in one. CHD was diagnosed in 19/27 (70%) patients with KMT2D (MLL2) variant, while the single patient with KDM6A change had a normal heart. The anatomic types among patients with CHD included aortic coarctation (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, bicuspid aortic valve (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, perimembranous subaortic ventricular septal defect (3/19 = 16%), atrial septal defect ostium secundum type (3/19 = 16%), conotruncal heart defects (3/19 = 16%)...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884233/in-vivo-strain-analysis-of-dilated-ascending-thoracic-aorta-by-ecg-gated-ct-angiographic-imaging
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Salvatore Pasta, Valentina Agnese, Marzio Di Giuseppe, Giovanni Gentile, Giuseppe M Raffa, Diego Bellavia, Michele Pilato
Accurate assessment of aortic extensibility is a requisite first step for elucidating the pathophysiology of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA). This study aimed to develop a framework for the in vivo evaluation of the full-field distribution of the aortic wall strain by imaging analysis of electrocardiographic- (ECG) gated thoracic data of 34 patients with ATAA. Seven healthy controls (i.e., non-aneurysmal aorta) from patients who underwent ECG-gated CT angiography for coronary artery diseases were included for comparison...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883797/genetic-bases-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-the-contribution-of-traditional-and-high-throughput-sequencing-approaches-on-research-and-diagnosis
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Betti Giusti, Elena Sticchi, Rosina De Cario, Alberto Magi, Stefano Nistri, Guglielmina Pepe
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common (0.5-2.0% of general population) congenital heart defect with increased prevalence of aortic dilatation and dissection. BAV has an autosomal dominant inheritance with reduced penetrance and variable expressivity. BAV has been described as an isolated trait or associated with syndromic conditions [e.g., Marfan Marfan syndrome or Loeys-Dietz syndrome (MFS, LDS)]. Identification of a syndromic condition in a BAV patient is clinically relevant to personalize aortic surgery indication...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878105/percutaneous-balloon-dilation-of-discrete-subaortic-stenosis-a-futile-exercise
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Nagaraja Moorthy, Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Dattatreya P V Rao, Satvic C Manjunath, Manjunath C Nanjappa
Discrete subaortic stenosis (DSS) is a progressive obstruction of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) resulting in the development of aortic regurgitation in its natural course. Hence, early intervention is recommended. Percutaneous balloon dilation of DSS has been reported and can substantially reduce LVOT pressure gradient. The response to balloon dilation of DSS is transient and may complicate with chordal or papillary muscle rupture. Hence, balloon dilation of DSS should be discouraged.
September 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876593/a-comparison-of-radiation-exposure-during-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-or-without-endostapling
#18
A Ahmed, A Badawy, A Chaudhury
BACKGROUND: Complications of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) include endoleaks, proximal neck dilatation and stent migration, which have a greater likelihood with larger neck angulations. To mitigate against these complications endostapling of the stent-graft to the aortic wall is being implemented. With this extra stage in EVARs, this study aims to establish whether use of endostapling increases patient radiation exposure. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database of patients undergoing infrarenal EVAR and EVAR with endostapling was obtained...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876129/relationship-between-occupational-physical-activity-and-subclinical-vascular-damage-in-moderate-altitude-dwellers
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Kristian Ujka, Rosa Maria Bruno, Luca Bastiani, Eva Bernardi, Paolo Sdringola, Nenad Dikic, Bikash Basyal, Sanjeeb Sundarshan Bhandari, Buddha Basnyat, Annalisa Cogo, Lorenza Pratali
Ujka, Kristian, Rosa Maria Bruno, Luca Bastiani, Eva Bernardi, Paolo Sdringola, Nenad Dikic, Bikash Basyal, Sanjeeb Sundarshan Bhandari, Buddha Basnyat, Annalisa Cogo, and Lorenza Pratali. Relationship between occupational physical activity and subclinical vascular damage in moderate-altitude dwellers. High Alt Med Biol. 18:249-257, 2017. BACKGROUND: Occupational physical activity (OPA) has been associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) events. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between OPA and markers of subclinical vascular damage among a moderate-altitude population living in the rural village of Chaurikharka (Nepal; 2600 m sea level)...
September 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874825/knockout-of-the-atpase-inhibitory-factor-1-protects-the-heart-from-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Kevin Yang, Qinqiang Long, Kamalamma Saja, Fengyuan Huang, Steven M Pogwizd, Lufang Zhou, Masasuke Yoshida, Qinglin Yang
Mitochondrial ATP synthase catalyzes the coupling of oxidative phosphorylation. Under pathological conditions, ATP synthase hydrolyzes ATP to replenish protons from the matrix into the intermembrane space, sustaining mitochondrial membrane potential. ATPase inhibitory factor 1 (IF1) is a nuclear-encoded, ATP synthase-interacting protein that selectively inhibits the hydrolysis activity of ATP synthase, which may render the protective role of IF1 in ischemic hearts. However, the in vivo cardiac function of IF1 and the potential therapeutic application targeting IF1 remain obscure...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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