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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922718/tanshinone-iia-protects-against-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-myocardial-injury-via-activating-the-endothelin-1-pathway
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Na Wang, Yue Chang, Lingling Chen, Ya-Jing Guo, Ya-Shuo Zhao, Qiu-Hong Guo, En-Sheng Ji
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) may exert significant protective effects against heart oxidative stress damage in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH)-triggered left ventricular dysfunction is used in a rat model to mimic CIH in OSA patients. 48 rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal control (NC) group, CIH group and CIH+Tan IIA group with 16 rats in each group. At the end of experiment (day 21), the blood pressure, Plasma ET-1 and NO content, hemodynamic indexes, heart histology, myocardial apoptosis as well as the expression of eNOS, ET-1, ETA receptor and ETB receptor were compared among different groups...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922712/ellagic-acid-promotes-ventricular-remodeling-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-up-regulating-mir-140-3p
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Da-Zhen Wei, Cong Lin, Yin-Qing Huang, Lian-Pin Wu, Ming-Yuan Huang
In the paper, we observed the effect of ellagic acid (EA) on myocardial morphology and cardiac function and explored the mechanism of miR-140-3p-mediated EA in ventricular remodeling. The experimental animals were divided into 3 groups: control group, AMI group, AMI+EA group. Intragastric administration for 4 weeks was initiated on the first day after surgery in rats. Rodent echocardiography was used to measure heart size and cardiac function. The level of fibrosis was observed by Masson staining. The number of cell apoptosis was detected by TUNEL method...
September 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922407/segmental-arterial-stiffness-in-relation-to-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-with-preserved-systolic-heart-function
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Chih-Hsuan Yen, Chung-Lieh Hung, Ping-Ying Lee, Jui-Peng Tsai, Yau-Huei Lai, Cheng-Huang Su, Hung-I Yeh, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Kuo-Liong Chien
BACKGROUND: Central arterial stiffness has been shown to play a key role in cardiovascular disease. However, evidence regarding such arterial stiffness from various arterial segments in relation to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) remains elusive. METHODS: A total of 1255 participants (47.8% men; mean age: 62.6 ± 12.3 [SD] years) with preserved left ventricular function (ejection fraction ≥50%) and ≥1 risk factors were consecutively studied. Arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) by automatic device (VP-2000; Omron Healthcare) for heart-femoral (hf-PWV), brachial-ankle (ba-PWV), and heart-carotid (hc-PWV) segments were obtained and related to BNP concentrations (Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Park, IL, USA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921669/respiratory-variation-in-left-ventricular-cardiac-function-with-3d-double-golden-angle-whole-heart-cine-imaging
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Karen Holst, Martin Ugander, Andreas Sigfridsson
PURPOSE: To develop a 3-dimensional free-breathing cardiovascular MR technique for quantifying the variation in left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) during the respiratory cycle. METHODS: A 3-dimensional radial trajectory with double golden-angle ordering was used for free-running data acquisition during free breathing in healthy volunteers (N = 8). A respiratory self-gating signal was extracted from the center of k-space, and data were retrospectively binned into eight respiratory phases in end-diastole...
September 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921631/validation-of-highly-accelerated-real-time-cardiac-cine-mri-with-radial-k-space-sampling-and-compressed-sensing-in-patients-at-1-5t-and-3t
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Hassan Haji-Valizadeh, Amir A Rahsepar, Jeremy D Collins, Elwin Bassett, Tamara Isakova, Tobias Block, Ganesh Adluru, Edward V R DiBella, Daniel C Lee, James C Carr, Daniel Kim
PURPOSE: To validate an optimal 12-fold accelerated real-time cine MRI pulse sequence with radial k-space sampling and compressed sensing (CS) in patients at 1.5T and 3T. METHODS: We used two strategies to reduce image artifacts arising from gradient delays and eddy currents in radial k-space sampling with balanced steady-state free precession readout. We validated this pulse sequence against a standard breath-hold cine sequence in two patient cohorts: a myocardial infarction (n = 16) group at 1...
September 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921420/causes-of-an-increased-pressure-gradient-through-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-a-west-coast-experience
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Sayuki Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Sakai, Isao Taguchi, Hiroto Utsunomiya, Takahiro Shiota
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) occurs from not only obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy but also other conditions such as sigmoid septum or post mitral valve repair. However, the changes of the LVOT pressure gradient (LVOT PG) in LVOTO with various conditions remain unclear. METHODS: The clinical characteristics and echocardiographic parameters of 73 patients with LVOT PG ≥50 mmHg at rest on Doppler ultrasound were retrospectively investigated...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921052/in-vitro-evaluation-of-flow-patterns-and-turbulent-kinetic-energy-in-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-prostheses
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Daniel Giese, Kilian Weiss, Bettina Baeßler, Navid Madershahian, Yeong-Hoon Choi, David Maintz, Alexander C Bunck
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current work was to evaluate flow and turbulent kinetic energy in different transcatheter aortic valve implants using highly undersampled time-resolved multi-point 3-directional phase-contrast measurements (4D Flow MRI) in an in vitro setup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pulsatile flow setup was used with a compliant tubing mimicking a stiff left ventricular outflow tract and ascending aorta. Five different implants were measured using a highly undersampled multi-point 4D Flow MRI sequence...
September 18, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920862/enhanced-endothelium-epithelial-sodium-channel-signaling-prompts-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-obese-female-mice
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Guanghong Jia, Javad Habibi, Annayya R Aroor, Michael A Hill, Vincent G DeMarco, Li E Lee, Lixin Ma, Brady J Barron, Adam Whaley-Connell, James R Sowers
OBJECTIVE: Enhanced activation of cell specific mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) in obesity plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease including cardiac diastolic dysfunction as a critical prognosticator. Our previous investigations demonstrated that selective endothelium MR activation promotes a maladaptive inflammatory response and fibrosis in cardiovascular tissue in female mice fed a western diet (WD), and this was associated with expression and activation of the epithelial sodium channel on the surface of endothelial cells (EnNaC)...
September 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920632/acute-cardiotoxicity-induced-by-doxorubicin-in-right-ventricle-is-associated-with-increase-of-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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N Anghel, H Herman, C Balta, M Rosu, M S Stan, D Nita, A Ivan, Z Galajda, A Ardelean, A Dinischiotu, A Hermenean
Doxorubicin (DOX) is one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents, but its efficiency is seriously limited by the risk of developing cardiomyopathy. The most recognized cardiotoxic effect is left ventricular (LF) dysfunction, but MRI and echocardiography data demonstrated significant right ventricle (RV) function impairment. In order to clarify this aspect, the present study investigated the potential of DOX to induce acute RV cardiotoxicity at the same time as LV impairment. Rats were intraperitoneally (i...
September 18, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919876/peptide-composition-of-stroke-causing-emboli-correlate-with-serum-markers-of-atherosclerosis-and-inflammation
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Neal M Rao, Joseph Capri, Whitaker Cohn, Maram Abdaljaleel, Lucas Restrepo, Jeffrey A Gornbein, William H Yong, David S Liebeskind, Julian P Whitelegge
INTRODUCTION: The specific protein composition of stroke-causing emboli is unknown. Because ischemic stroke has a varied etiology, it is possible that the composition of the thrombus from which an embolus originated will have distinctive molecular characteristics reflective of the underlying pathophysiology. We used mass spectrometry to evaluate the protein composition of retrieved emboli from patients with differing stroke etiologies and correlated the protein levels to serum predictors of atherosclerosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919593/electrocardiographic-algorithms-to-guide-a-management-strategy-of-idiopathic-outflow-tract-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Bartosz Ludwik, Karol Deutsch, Mariusz Mazij, Janusz Śledź, Aleksandra Morka, Michał Labus, Michał Chrabąszcz, Bartosz Szafran, Jerzy Śpikowski, Lesław Szydłowski, Sebastian M Stec
INTRODUCTION    The current guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology outlined electrocardiographic (ECG) differentiation of site of origin (SOO) in patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (IVA).  OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to compare three ECG algorithms for differentiating SOO and to determine their diagnostic value for the management of outflow tract IVA. PATIENTS AND METHODS    Patients with IVA with inferior axis who underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) using the 3D-electroanatomical system were analyzed...
September 6, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919580/concomitant-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-add-to-the-atrial-arrhythmogenic-phenotype-in-male-hypertensive-rats
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Mathias Hohl, Dennis H Lau, Andreas Müller, Adrian D Elliott, Benedikt Linz, Rajiv Mahajan, Jeroen M L Hendriks, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Schotten, Prashanthan Sanders, Dominik Linz
BACKGROUND: Besides hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome have recently emerged as risk factors for atrial fibrillation. This study sought to delineate the development of an arrhythmogenic substrate for atrial fibrillation in hypertension with and without concomitant obesity and metabolic syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared obese spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR-obese, n=7-10) with lean hypertensive controls (SHR-lean, n=7-10) and normotensive rats (n=7-10)...
September 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919363/thoracic-spinal-cord-and-cervical-vagosympathetic-neuromodulation-obtund-nodose-sensory-transduction-of-myocardial-ischemia
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Siamak Salavatian, Eric Beaumont, David Gibbons, Matthew Hammer, Donald B Hoover, J Andrew Armour, Jeffrey L Ardell
BACKGROUND: Autonomic regulation therapy involving either vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) or spinal cord stimulation (SCS) represents emerging bioelectronic therapies for heart disease. The objective of this study was to determine if VNS and/or SCS modulate primary cardiac afferent sensory transduction of the ischemic myocardium. METHODS: Using extracellular recordings in 19 anesthetized canines, of 88 neurons evaluated, 36 ventricular-related nodose ganglia sensory neurons were identified by their functional activity responses to epicardial touch, chemical activation of their sensory neurites (epicardial veratridine) and great vessel (descending aorta or inferior vena cava) occlusion...
August 18, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918835/left-ventricular-false-tendons-are-associated-with-left-ventricular-dilation-and-impaired-systolic-and-diastolic-function
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Michael E Hall, Joseph A Halinski, Thomas N Skelton, William F Campbell, Michael R McMullan, Robert C Long, Myrna N Alexander, James D Pollard, John E Hall, Ervin R Fox, Michael D Winniford, Daisuke Kamimura
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular false tendons (LVFTs) are chord-like structures that traverse the LV cavity and are generally considered to be benign. However, they have been associated with arrhythmias, LV hypertrophy and LV dilation in some small studies. We hypothesize that LVFTs are associated with LV structural and functional changes assessed by echocardiography. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated echocardiographic and clinical parameters of 126 patients identified as having LVFTs within the past 2 years and compared them to 85 age-matched controls without LVFTs...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
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Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918529/anatomic-repair-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-single-center-intermediate-term-experience
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Shagun Sachdeva, Roni M Jacobsen, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell, Joseph R Cava, Nancy S Ghanayem, Peter C Frommelt, Peter J Bartz, James S Tweddell
We present our experience for patients who have undergone an anatomic repair (AR) for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent AR for CCTGA from 2001 to 2015 was performed. The cohort consisted of 15 patients (74% male). Median age of anatomic repair was 15 months (range 4.5-45.6 months). Four patients had a bidirectional Glenn (BDG) prior to AR. At the time of AR,-9 (60%) underwent Senning/Rastelli procedure, 4 (26...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918205/direct-closure-of-ventricular-septal-defect-for-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-interrupted-aortic-arch
#17
Jerome Soquet, Melissa G Y Lee, Christian P Brizard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917983/temperature-dependence-of-speed-of-sound-and-attenuation-of-porcine-left-ventricular-myocardium
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Krisztián Füzesi, Natalia Ilyina, Erik Verboven, Koen Van Den Abeele, Miklós Gyöngy, Jan D'hooge
The temperature dependence of soft tissue acoustic properties is relevant for monitoring tissue hyperthermia. In the current work, the propagation speed and attenuation of healthy porcine left ventricular myocardium (N=5) was investigated in a frequency range relevant for clinical diagnostic imaging, i.e. 2.5-13.0MHz. Each tissue sample was held in a water bath at a temperature T=25°C, heated to 45°C, and allowed to cool back down to 25°C. Due to initial tissue swelling, the data for decreasing temperatures was considered more reliable...
September 6, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917679/epidemiology-of-left-ventricular-systolic%C3%A2-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-in%C3%A2-the-framingham-study-an-echocardiographic-study-over-3-decades
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Ramachandran S Vasan, Vanessa Xanthakis, Asya Lyass, Charlotte Andersson, Connie Tsao, Susan Cheng, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Martin G Larson
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the temporal trends in prevalence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in individuals without and with heart failure (HF) in the community over a 3-decade period of observation. BACKGROUND: Temporal trends in the prevalence and management of major risk factors may affect the epidemiology of HF. METHODS: We compared the frequency, correlates, and prognosis of LVSD (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] <50%) among Framingham Study participants without and with clinical HF in 3 decades (1985 to 1994, 1995 to 2004, and 2005 to 2014)...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917675/regional-variation-in-technetium-pyrophosphate-uptake-in-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-and-impact-on%C3%A2-mortality
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Brett W Sperry, Michael N Vranian, Albree Tower-Rader, Rory Hachamovitch, Mazen Hanna, Richard Brunken, Dermot Phelan, Manuel D Cerqueira, Wael A Jaber
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the regional uptake of technetium 99m-pyrophosphate (TcPYP) in transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) and its association with mortality. BACKGROUND: TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy is a diagnostic and prognostic tool in ATTR. Echocardiography has identified a pattern of regional variation in longitudinal strain (LS) with a gradient of improved strain from base to apex in ATTR. METHODS: Consecutive patients with ATTR were evaluated who underwent TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy with planar and attenuation corrected single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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