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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017384/myocardial-fibrosis-and-cardiac-decompensation-in-aortic-stenosis
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Calvin W L Chin, Russell J Everett, Jacek Kwiecinski, Alex T Vesey, Emily Yeung, Gavin Esson, William Jenkins, Maria Koo, Saeed Mirsadraee, Audrey C White, Alan G Japp, Sanjay K Prasad, Scott Semple, David E Newby, Marc R Dweck
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) was used to investigate the extracellular compartment and myocardial fibrosis in patients with aortic stenosis, as well as their association with other measures of left ventricular decompensation and mortality. BACKGROUND: Progressive myocardial fibrosis drives the transition from hypertrophy to heart failure in aortic stenosis. Diffuse fibrosis is associated with extracellular volume expansion that is detectable by T1 mapping, whereas late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) detects replacement fibrosis...
December 8, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989961/role-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-activation-in-cardiac-diastolic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Guanghong Jia, Yan Jia, James R Sowers
The prevalence of cardiac diastolic dysfunction and heart failure with preserved ejection, a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world, is increasing due, in part, to increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Characteristics of cardiac diastolic dysfunction include increased myocardial stiffness and impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation that is characterized by prolonged isovolumic LV relaxation and slow LV filling. Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, especially in females promote activation of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) signaling with resultant increases in oxidative stress, maladaptive immune responses, inflammation, and impairment of coronary blood flow and cardiac interstitial fibrosis...
October 28, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982271/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-verified-myocardial-fibrosis-in-chagas-disease-clinical-correlates-and-risk-stratification
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Marly Uellendahl, Maria Eduarda Menezes de Siqueira, Eveline Barros Calado, Roberto Kalil-Filho, Dário Sobral, Clébia Ribeiro, Wilson Oliveira, Silvia Martins, Jagat Narula, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
Background: Chagas disease (CD) is an important cause of heart failure and mortality, mainly in Latin America. This study evaluated the morphological and functional characteristics of the heart as well the extent of myocardial fibrosis (MF) in patients with CD by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). The prognostic value of MF evaluated by myocardial-delayed enhancement (MDE) was compared with that via Rassi score. Methods: This study assessed 39 patients divided into 2 groups: 28 asymptomatic patients as indeterminate form group (IND); and symptomatic patients as Chagas Heart Disease (CHD) group...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957828/protective-effects-of-low-dose-rosuvastatin-on-isoproterenol-induced-chronic-heart-failure-in-rats-by-regulation-of-ddah-adma-no-pathway
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Ru Zhou, Ping Ma, Aiqin Xiong, Yehua Xu, Yang Wang, Qingbin Xu
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death with high morbidity and mortality and chronic heart failure is the terminal phase of it. This study aims to investigate the protective effects of the low dose rosuvastatin on isoproterenol-induced chronic heart failure and to explore the possible related mechanisms METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given isoproterenol 5 mg/kg once a day for 7 days to establish heart failure model by subcutaneous injection. Simultaneously, low dose rosuvastatin (5 mg/kg) was oral administrated from day 1 to day 14...
December 13, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941647/the-role-of-erk1-2-in-the-development-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Zheng Xu, Jian Sun, Qian Tong, Qian Lin, Lingbo Qian, Yongsoo Park, Yang Zheng
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic condition that affects carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism and may impair numerous organs and functions of the organism. Cardiac dysfunction afflicts many patients who experience the oxidative stress of the heart. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the major complications that accounts for more than half of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality cases. Chronic hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia from diabetes mellitus cause cardiac oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, impaired cellular calcium handling, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic disturbances, and remodeling of the extracellular matrix, which ultimately lead to DCM...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939890/lumican-null-mice-are-susceptible-to-aging-and-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-fibrosis
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Shao-Wei Chen, Ying-Chang Tung, Shih-Ming Jung, Yen Chu, Pyng-Jing Lin, Winston W-Y Kao, Pao-Hsien Chu
With aging and stress, the myocardium undergoes structural remodeling, often leading to fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to examine whether lumican, one of the class II small leucine-rich proteoglycans, has a protective role in cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. In attempts to elucidate the hypothesis that lumican may have a protective role in cardiac remodeling and fibrosis, we compared the cardiac phenotypes of young (3-month-old) and elder (6-month- and 12-month-old) lumican-null (Lum(-/-)) mice. Extra-cellular matrix remodeling and apoptosis are examined to determine the roles of lumican on age-dependent cardiac fibrosis induced by isoproterenol...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923796/characterization-of-the-changes-in-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-mice-treated-with-anthracyclines-using-serial-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hoshang Farhad, Pedro V Staziaki, Daniel Addison, Otavio R Coelho-Filho, Ravi V Shah, Richard N Mitchell, Balint Szilveszter, Siddique A Abbasi, Raymond Y Kwong, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, Udo Hoffmann, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Tomas G Neilan
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are cardiotoxic; however, there are limited data characterizing the serial changes in cardiac structure and function after anthracyclines. The aim of this study was to use cardiac magnetic resonance to characterize anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a longitudinal cardiac magnetic resonance and histological study of 45 wild-type male mice randomized to doxorubicin (n=30, 5 mg/kg of doxorubicin/week for 5 weeks) or placebo (n=15)...
December 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922176/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-sitagliptin-reduces-inflammation-fibrosis-and-preserves-diastolic-function-in-a-rat-model-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Grazia Esposito, Donato Cappetta, Rosa Russo, Alessia Rivellino, Loreta Pia Ciuffreda, Fiorentina Roviezzo, Elena Piegari, L Liberato Berrino, Francesco Rossi, Antonella De Angelis, Konrad Urbanek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a systemic syndrome driven by co-morbidities and its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Several studies suggesting that dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) might be involved in the pathophysiology of heart failure prompted experimental and clinical investigations of DPP4 inhibitors on cardiovascular system. The aim of our study was to determine whether DPP4 inhibitor sitagliptin (SITA) affects the progression of HFpEF independently from the effects on glycaemia...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921402/developing-a-rat-model-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-improved-survival
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Li-Juan Shen, Shu Lu, Yong-Hua Zhou, Lan Li, Qing-Min Xing, Yong-Liang Xu
To compare the continuous infusion and intermittent bolus injection administration protocols of doxorubicin (Dox) under the same cumulative dose (12 mg/kg), and establish a rat dilated cardiomyopathy model with improved survival, a total of 150 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into three groups: a control group, administered with normal saline; a Dox 1 group, administration twice a week at 1 mg/kg; a Dox 2, administration once a week at 2 mg/kg. Mortality rates in the Dox 1 and Dox 2 groups were 22% and 48%, respectively (P<0...
2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919929/interleukin-37-and-dendritic-cells-treated-with-interleukin-37-plus-troponin-i-ameliorate-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
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Ruirui Zhu, Haitao Sun, Kunwu Yu, Yucheng Zhong, Huairui Shi, Yuzhen Wei, Xin Su, Wenbin Xu, Quan Luo, Fangyuan Zhang, Zhengfeng Zhu, Kai Meng, Xiaoqi Zhao, Yuzhou Liu, Yi Mao, Peng Cheng, Xiaobo Mao, Qiutang Zeng
BACKGROUND: Excessive immune-mediated inflammatory reactions play a deleterious role in postinfarction ventricular remodeling. Interleukin-37 (IL-37) emerges as an inhibitor of both innate and adaptive immunity. However, the exact role of IL-37 and IL-37 plus troponin I (TnI)-treated dendritic cells (DCs) in ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) remains elusive. METHODS AND RESULTS: MI was induced by permanent ligation of the left anterior descending artery...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890014/chagas-heart-disease-gender-differences-in-myocardial-damage-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Antonildes N Assunção, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Rodrigo L Melo, Alejandra V Mauricio, Liliane Rocha, Jorge A Torreão, Fabio Fernandes, Barbara M Ianni, Charles Mady, José A F Ramires, Roberto Kalil-Filho, Carlos E Rochitte
BACKGROUND: Since a male-related higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with Chagas' heart disease has been reported, we aimed to investigate gender differences in myocardial damage assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospectively, 62 seropositive Chagas' heart disease patients referred to CMR (1.5 T) and with low probability of having significant coronary artery disease were included in this analysis...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884233/hypertension-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-myocardial-ischemia
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REVIEW
Tony Stanton, Francis G Dunn
The risks associated with hypertension emerge through a series of complex interactions. Myocardial ischemia is the major contributor to this risk. The mechanisms driving ischemia reflect many of the key factors in hypertension, including endothelial and neurohumoral factors, fibrosis, and hemodynamics. Left ventricular hypertrophy and fibrosis are of fundamental importance and together with hemodynamics provide an optimal template for myocardial ischemia. Understanding the pathophysiology has aided a more rational management approach but challenges remain which, if surmounted, will have an impact on the morbidity and mortality caused by myocardial ischemia in patients with hypertension...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878945/regulatory-non-coding-rnas-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Yuan Guo, Fei Luo, Qiong Liu, Danyan Xu
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases that leads to high mortality and morbidity globally. Various therapeutic targets for AMI have been investigated in recent years, including the non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). NcRNAs, a class of RNA molecules that typically do not code proteins, are divided into several subgroups. Among them, microRNAs (miRNAs) are widely studied for their modulation of several pathological aspects of AMI, including cardiomyocyte apoptosis, inflammation, angiogenesis and fibrosis...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874892/idiopathic-livedo-racemosa-presenting-with-splenomegaly-and-diffuse-lymphadenopathy
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Laura Bukavina, Joshua Weaver, Teri Nagy, Robert T Brodell, Eliot N Mostow
Sneddon syndrome (SS) is a rare condition and the diagnosis is made only when other more common disease entities have been excluded. Common manifestations in SS patients include hypertension, coronary artery disease, venous thrombosis, miscarriages, psychiatric disturbances, and arterial and venous thrombotic events. Most patients present in their early 30s with classic neurovascular and dermatologic signs. Currently, the main criteria for the diagnosis of SS include livedo racemosa, focal neurological deficits or evidence of stroke on magnetic resonance imaging, or characteristic vascular alterations seen on biopsy...
October 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837397/from-arb-to-arni-in-cardiovascular-control
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REVIEW
Estrellita Uijl, Lodi C W Roksnoer, Ewout J Hoorn, A H Jan Danser
Coexistence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease synergistically aggravates the risk of cardiovascular and renal morbidity and mortality. These high-risk, multi-morbid patient populations benefit less from currently available anti-hypertensive treatment. Simultaneous angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockade and neprilysin inhibition ('ARNI') with valsartan/sacubitril (LCZ696) might potentiate the beneficial effects of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibition by reinforcing its endogenous counterbalance, the natriuretic peptide system...
December 2016: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818476/congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-situs-inversus-in-an-octogenarian-with-systemic-right-ventricular-failure
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Mikio Shiba, Shigefumi Fukui, Hideo Ohuchi, Jin Ueda, Akihiro Tsuji, Yoshiaki Morita, Aya Miyazaki, Takeshi Ogo, Satoshi Yasuda, Isao Shiraishi, Norifumi Nakanishi
Systemic right ventricular (RV) failure in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA), a major cause of mortality in the long-term follow-up, is usually induced by concomitant severe morphologically tricuspid regurgitation (TR) with/without Ebstein's anomaly or progressive conduction tissue disturbances. However, whether or not myocardial fibrosis is a common cause of systemic RV failure in patients with ccTGA remains unclear. Here, we describe an 82-year-old man who had been diagnosed previously as having uncomplicated ccTGA and situs inversus and recently developed systemic RV failure, which was neither associated with severe TR nor advanced conduction tissue abnormalities...
November 4, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811208/application-of-biomarkers-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Ziad Hijazi, Jonas Oldgren, Agneta Siegbahn, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia and an important contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Several strategies have been proposed for prediction of outcomes and individualization of treatments to better balance the benefits of stroke prevention and risks of bleeding during anticoagulation. CONTENT: The availability of analytically more specific and sensitive methods to measure circulating biomarkers of cellular and organ stress and dysfunction has led to testing of their utility in several cardiovascular conditions...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803032/qrs-fragmentation-is-superior-to-qrs-duration-in-predicting-mortality-in-adults-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Jouke P Bokma, Michiel M Winter, Jim T Vehmeijer, Hubert W Vliegen, Arie P van Dijk, Joost P van Melle, Folkert J Meijboom, Martijn C Post, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma
BACKGROUND: Although QRS duration >180 ms has prognostic value in adults with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), its sensitivity to predict mortality is low. Fragmented QRS complexes, a simple measurement on ECG, are related to myocardial fibrosis and dysfunction in patients with TOF. Our objective was to determine whether QRS fragmentation predicts major outcomes in TOF. METHODS: This multicentre study included adult patients with TOF from a prospective registry. Notches in the QRS complex in ≥2 contiguous leads on a 12-lead ECG, not related to bundle branch block, were defined as QRS fragmentation, which was classified as none, moderate (≤4 leads) or severe (≥5 leads)...
November 1, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784010/clinical-application-of-biomarkers-in-heart-failure-with-a-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-review
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Aakash Garg, Deepti Virmani, Sahil Agrawal, Chirag Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Giulio Stefanini, John B Kostis
Heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is increasingly prevalent and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. HFpEF has a complex pathophysiology, with recent evidence suggesting that an interaction of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular comorbidities (e.g. obesity, hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and chronic kidney disease) induces an inflammatory state that eventually leads to myocardial structural and functional alterations. Current ACCF/AHA guidelines suggest incorporation of biomarkers along with clinical and imaging tools to establish the diagnosis and disease severity in heart failure (HF)...
October 27, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766529/relevance-of-mouse-models-of-cardiac-fibrosis-and-hypertrophy-in-cardiac-research
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REVIEW
Vikrant Rai, Poonam Sharma, Swati Agrawal, Devendra K Agrawal
Heart disease causing cardiac cell death due to ischemia-reperfusion injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Coronary heart disease and cardiomyopathies are the major cause for congestive heart failure, and thrombosis of the coronary arteries is the most common cause of myocardial infarction. Cardiac injury is followed by post-injury cardiac remodeling or fibrosis. Cardiac fibrosis is characterized by net accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins in the cardiac interstitium and results in both systolic and diastolic dysfunctions...
January 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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