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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121751/prognostic-implications-of-global-myocardial-mechanics-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-relations-to-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Rocio Hinojar, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Ariana González-Gómez, Luis Miguel Rincón, Maria Plaza-Martin, Eduardo Casas, Ana García-Martín, Mª Angeles Fernandez-Mendez, Amparo Esteban, Jose Julio Jimenez Nacher, Jose Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: Interstitial fibrosis, myocardial fiber disarray and non-uniform shortening are common histological features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The degree of LV hypertrophy and fibrosis are postulated to contribute to the impairment of myocardial shortening. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial (CMR) feature tracking (CMR-FT) has emerged as a robust method that provides quantitative measurements of myocardial deformation. Our aim was first to evaluate LV strain parameters in HCM by CMR-FT and their dependence on both functional parameters and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE); and secondly we sought to determine their association with major cardiovascular outcomes...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080634/role-of-vitamin-d-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Vikrant Rai, Devendra K Agrawal
Vitamin D is critical in mineral homeostasis and skeletal health and plays a regulatory role in nonskeletal tissues. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with chronic inflammatory diseases, including diabetes and obesity, both strong risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs, including coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, hypertrophy, cardiomyopathy, cardiac fibrosis, heart failure, aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, are major causes of morbidity and mortality...
December 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073282/cardiovascular-phenotype-in-smad3-deficient-mice-with-renovascular-hypertension
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Sonu Kashyap, Gina Warner, Zeng Hu, Feng Gao, Mazen Osman, Yousif Al Saiegh, Karen R Lien, Karl Nath, Joseph P Grande
Renovascular hypertension (RVH) has deleterious effects on both the kidney and the heart. TGF-β signaling through Smad3 directs tissue fibrosis in chronic injury models. In the 2-kidney 1-clip (2K1C) model of RVH, employing mice on the 129 genetic background, Smad3 deficiency (KO) protects the stenotic kidney (STK) from development of interstitial fibrosis. However, these mice have an increased incidence of sudden cardiac death following 2K1C surgery. The purpose of this study was to characterize the cardiovascular phenotype of these mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063105/the-roles-of-microrna-22-in-myocardial-infarction
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Bin-Hai Cong, Xiao-Yan Zhu, Xin Ni
Myocardial infarction (MI) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The regeneration capacity of the adult mammalian heart is very limited, so that the lost cells are replaced by fibrotic scar. This is followed by remodeling of the surrounding myocardium, which includes cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, and makes the ventricular wall thicken and stiffen. This adverse cardiac remodeling leads to impaired cardiac function and eventually leads to heart failure. Extensive studies have revealed that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in cardiovascular diseases...
October 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055669/impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-outcomes-of-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-analysis-2004-2012
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Thomas R McCarty, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Andrew Lange, Lamia Haque, Basile Njei
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery in eligible morbidly obese individuals may improve liver steatosis, inflammation, and fibrosis; however, population-based data on the clinical benefits of bariatric surgery in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between bariatric surgery and clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with NAFLD. SETTING: United States inpatient care database...
September 14, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054840/contemporary-risk-stratification-after-myocardial-infarction-in-the-community-performance-of-scores-and-incremental-value-of-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2
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Yariv Gerber, Susan A Weston, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Allan S Jaffe, Sheila M Manemann, Ruoxiang Jiang, Véronique L Roger
BACKGROUND: Current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend the GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) and TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) scores to assess myocardial infarction (MI) prognosis. Changes in the epidemiological characteristics of MI and the availability of new biomarkers warrant an assessment of the performance of these scores in contemporary practice. We assessed the following: (1) the performance of GRACE and TIMI to predict 1-year mortality in a cohort of patients stratified by ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and (2) the incremental discriminatory power of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2, a myocardial fibrosis biomarker...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029392/spermine-and-spermidine-reversed-age-related-cardiac-deterioration-in-rats
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Hao Zhang, Junying Wang, Lingxu Li, Nannan Chai, Yuhan Chen, Feixiang Wu, Weihua Zhang, Lina Wang, Sa Shi, Li Zhang, Shuling Bian, Changqing Xu, Ye Tian, Yajun Zhao
Aging is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Slowing or reversing the physiological impact of heart aging may reduce morbidity and mortality associated with age-related CVD. The polyamines, spermine (SP) and spermidine (SPD) are essential for cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis, and levels of both decline with age. To explore the effects of these polyamines on heart aging, we administered SP or SPD intraperitoneally to 22- to 24-month-old rats for 6 weeks. Both treatments reversed and inhibited age-related myocardial morphology alterations, myocardial fibrosis, and cell apoptosis...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029074/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-chagas-disease-an-expert-consensus-of-brazilian-cardiovascular-imaging-department-dic-and-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-eacvi
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Maria Carmo P Nunes, Luigi Paolo Badano, J Antonio Marin-Neto, Thor Edvardsen, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Bogdan A Popescu, Richard Underwood, Gilbert Habib, Jose Luis Zamorano, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Fernando A Botoni, Márcia Melo Barbosa, Marcio Vinicius L Barros, Eduardo Falqueto, Marcus Vinicius Simões, André Schmidt, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Manoel Otávio Costa Rocha, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Patrizio Lancellotti
Aims: To develop a document by Brazilian Cardiovascular Imaging Department (DIC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) to review and summarize the most recent evidences about the non-invasive assessment of patients with Chagas disease, with the intent to set up a framework for standardized cardiovascular imaging to assess cardiovascular morphologic and functional disturbances, as well as to guide the subsequent process of clinical decision-making. Methods and results: Chagas disease remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in Latin America, and has become a health problem in non-endemic countries...
September 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984614/progression-of-duchenne-cardiomyopathy-presenting-with-chest-pain-and-troponin-elevation
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Kan N Hor, Pace Johnston, Kathi Kinnett, May Ling Mah, Corey Stiver, Larry Markham, Linda Cripe
BACKGROUND: Improved neuromuscular and respiratory therapies have altered the natural history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) such that the most common cause of mortality is progressive cardiomyopathy. Despite imaging evidence of progressive cardiomyopathy, troponin I (cTn) is not significantly elevated in asymptomatic DMD patients. RESULTS: We describe eight boys with DMD evaluated for acute chest pain (ACP) and found to have acute cTn elevation with depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977055/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-by-echocardiography-with-tissue-doppler-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Marina Carneiro de Freitas Roque, Percival D Sampaio-Barros, Ana Lucia Arruda, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Derly Becker, José Lazaro de Andrade, Ana Clara Tude Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SS) is a connective tissue abnormality characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. Cardiac involvement with consequent myocardial dysfunction in SS is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in patients with SS and preserved systolic function. METHODS: Patients with SS were evaluated with two-dimensional echocardiography with tissue Doppler for analysis of chamber diameters, LV mass index (LVMI), indexed left atrial volume (iLAV), systolic function of both ventricles, and presence and degree of diastolic dysfunction (DD)...
October 2, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976966/hippo-pathway-deficiency-reverses-systolic-heart-failure-after-infarction
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John P Leach, Todd Heallen, Min Zhang, Mahdis Rahmani, Yuka Morikawa, Matthew C Hill, Ana Segura, James T Willerson, James F Martin
Mammalian organs vary widely in regenerative capacity. Poorly regenerative organs, such as the heart are particularly vulnerable to organ failure. Once established, heart failure commonly results in mortality. The Hippo pathway, a kinase cascade that prevents adult cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration, is upregulated in human heart failure. Here we show that deletion of the Hippo pathway component Salvador (Salv) in mouse hearts with established ischaemic heart failure after myocardial infarction induces a reparative genetic program with increased scar border vascularity, reduced fibrosis, and recovery of pumping function compared with controls...
October 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939175/fragmented-qrs-may-predict-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Mahmut Yesin, Macit Kalçık, Metin Çağdaş, Yavuz Karabağ, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Süleyman Çağan Efe, Süleyman Karakoyun
BACKGROUND: Fragmented QRS (fQRS) has been shown to be a marker of local myocardial conduction abnormalities, cardiac fibrosis in previous studies. It was also reported to be a predictor of sudden cardiac death and increased morbidity and mortality in selected populations. However, there is no study investigating the role of fQRS in the development of atrial fibrillation in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In this study we aimed to investigate the relationship between the presence of fQRS after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and in-hospital development of new-onset atrial fibrilation (AF) in patients with STEMI...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931920/evaluation-of-circulating-levels-of-ccn2-connective-tissue-growth-factor-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Vibeke Ritschel, Christian Shetelig, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Shanmuganathan Limalanathan, Pavel Hoffmann, Sigrun Halvorsen, Harald Arnesen, Jan Eritsland, Geir Øystein Andersen
CCN2/Connective tissue growth factor seems to be involved in development of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, but a possible cardioprotective role in left ventricular (LV) remodelling following myocardial infarction has also been suggested. The main objectives of the study were therefore to investigate whether circulating CCN2 levels were associated with infarct size, LV function, adverse remodelling or clinical outcome in two cohorts of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). CCN2 was measured in 988 patients 18 hours after PCI and clinical events were recorded after 55 months in the BAMI cohort...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875838/biomarkers-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
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Evangelos Oikonomou, Theodoros Zografos, Georgios-Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Panagiotis Theofilis, Alexandros Briasoulis, Spyridon Papaioannou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Vasiliki Gennimata, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and an important contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although the exact mechanisms behind AF are not completely elucidated, the underlying pathophysiological changes have been well described. Predisposal factors for AF include the older age, the increased left atrial size, the decreased left atrial function, the presence of heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction and the presence of coronary heart disease or pulmonary or mitral valve disease...
August 29, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870731/chronic-neuregulin-1%C3%AE-treatment-mitigates-the-progression-of-postmyocardial-infarction-heart-failure-in-the-setting-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-by-suppressing-myocardial-apoptosis-fibrosis-and-key-oxidant-producing-enzymes
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Manisha Gupte, Hind Lal, Firdos Ahmad, Douglas B Sawyer, Michael F Hill
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients surviving myocardial infarction (MI) have substantially higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality compared to their nondiabetic counterparts owing to the more frequent development of subsequent heart failure (HF). Neuregulin (NRG)-1β is released from cardiac microvascular endothelial cells and acts as a paracrine factor via the ErbB family of tyrosine kinase receptors expressed in cardiac myocytes to regulate cardiac development and stress responses...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859786/effect-of-losartan-on-mitral-valve-changes-after-myocardial-infarction
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Philipp E Bartko, Jacob P Dal-Bianco, J Luis Guerrero, Jonathan Beaudoin, Catherine Szymanski, Dae-Hee Kim, Margo M Seybolt, Mark D Handschumacher, Suzanne Sullivan, Michael L Garcia, James S Titus, Jill Wylie-Sears, Whitney S Irvin, Emmanuel Messas, Albert A Hagège, Alain Carpentier, Elena Aikawa, Joyce Bischoff, Robert A Levine
BACKGROUND: After myocardial infarction (MI), mitral valve (MV) tethering stimulates adaptive leaflet growth, but counterproductive leaflet thickening and fibrosis augment mitral regurgitation (MR), doubling heart failure and mortality. MV fibrosis post-MI is associated with excessive endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), driven by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β overexpression. In vitro, losartan-mediated TGF-β inhibition reduces EMT of MV endothelial cells. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that profibrotic MV changes post-MI are therapeutically accessible, specifically by losartan-mediated TGF-β inhibition...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859784/outcomes-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-or-without-defibrillation-in-patients-with-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Francisco Leyva, Abbasin Zegard, Edmund Acquaye, Christopher Gubran, Robin Taylor, Paul W X Foley, Fraz Umar, Kiran Patel, Jonathan Panting, Howard Marshall, Tian Qiu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have cast doubt on the benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with defibrillation (CRT-D) versus pacing (CRT-P) for patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). Left ventricular myocardial scar portends poor clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether CRT-D is superior to CRT-P in patients with NICM either with (+) or without (-) left ventricular midwall fibrosis (MWF), detected by cardiac magnetic resonance...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836199/modeling-cardiac-fibrosis-in-mice-myo-fibroblast-phenotype-after-ischemia
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Daniela Fraccarollo, Paolo Galuppo, Johann Bauersachs
Cardiac (myo)fibroblasts play a key role in the regulation of wound healing and pathogenic remodeling after myocardial infarction. Impaired scar formation and alterations of the extracellular matrix network precipitate cardiac dysfunction leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic approaches addressing (myo)fibroblast phenotype appear to be useful in preventing progressive structural, electrical, and functional impairment and heart failure.Permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery has proven to be a valuable experimental model to investigate the arrays of pathways/mechanisms involved in cardiac repair and extracellular matrix remodeling in ischemic heart failure...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832366/hiv-and-myocarditis
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Ntobeko A B Ntusi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review the literature on HIV and myocarditis and HIV-associated heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: Currently, 17 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally. There is a decrease in mortality from HIV in the last decade with increased survival in those receiving ART. HIV-associated cardiac failure is on the increase, with more cases of diastolic dysfunction reported in the ART era. The pathophysiology of HIV-associated myocarditis is multifactorial...
November 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822689/cholesterol-lowering-gene-therapy-counteracts-the-development-of-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
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Ilayaraja Muthuramu, Ruhul Amin, Andrey Postnov, Mudit Mishra, Joseph Pierre Aboumsallem, Tom Dresselaers, Uwe Himmelreich, Paul P Van Veldhoven, Olivier Gheysens, Frank Jacobs, Bart De Geest
A causal role of hypercholesterolemia in non-ischemic heart failure has never been demonstrated. Adeno-associated viral serotype 8 (AAV8)-low-density lipoprotein receptor (AAV8-LDLr) gene transfer was performed in LDLr-deficient mice without and with pressure overload induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC). AAV8-LDLr gene therapy resulted in an 82.8% (p < 0.0001) reduction of plasma cholesterol compared with controls. Mortality rate was lower (p < 0.05) in AAV8-LDLr TAC mice compared with control TAC mice (hazard ratio for mortality 0...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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