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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791605/athlete-s-heart-in-a-brazilian-paralympic-judo-team-case-series-study
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Japy Angelini Oliveira Filho, Maria Beatriz Monteiro Barros, Ana Fátima Salles, Leandro Santini Echenique, Orlando Campos Filho, Rui Manoel Santos Póvoa
BACKGROUND: Athlete's heart is a term describing the cardiovascular effects of long-term conditioning among highly trained athletes. It is a variation of normal standards. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case series study at the cardiology division of a public university hospital. METHODS: We studied 14 visually handicapped paralympic athletes (8 men) in the national judo team. They were 26.3 ± 6.4 years old, with body mass index 25 ± 14, and had been practicing judo for 9...
March 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786640/vitamin-d-in-vascular-calcification-a-double-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Wang, Jimmy J Zhou, Graham R Robertson, Vincent W Lee
Vascular calcification (VC) as a manifestation of perturbed mineral balance, is associated with aging, diabetes and kidney dysfunction, as well as poorer patient outcomes. Due to the current limited understanding of the pathophysiology of vascular calcification, the development of effective preventative and therapeutic strategies remains a significant clinical challenge. Recent evidence suggests that traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as left ventricular hypertrophy and dyslipidaemia, fail to account for clinical observations of vascular calcification...
May 22, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785961/trajectories-of-childhood-blood-pressure-and-adult-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-the-bogalusa-heart-study
#3
Tao Zhang, Shengxu Li, Lydia Bazzano, Jiang He, Paul Whelton, Wei Chen
This longitudinal study aims to characterize longitudinal blood pressure (BP) trajectories from childhood and examine the impact of level-independent childhood BP trajectories on adult left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and remodeling patterns. The longitudinal cohort consisted of 1154 adults (787 whites and 367 blacks) who had repeated measurements of BP 4 to 15 times from childhood (4-19 years) to adulthood (20-51 years) and assessment of echocardiographic LV dimensions in adulthood. Model-estimated levels and linear slopes of BP at childhood age points were calculated in 1-year intervals using the growth curve parameters and their first derivatives, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785076/role-of-osteoprotegerin-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-ligand-axis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Lucia Pacifico, Gian Marco Andreoli, Miriam D'Avanzo, Delia De Mitri, Pasquale Pierimarchi
Concomitantly with the increase in the prevalences of overweight/obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has worldwide become the main cause of chronic liver disease in both adults and children. Patients with fatty liver display features of metabolic syndrome (MetS), like insulin resistance (IR), glucose intolerance, hypertension and dyslipidemia. Recently, epidemiological studies have linked obesity, MetS, and NAFLD to decreased bone mineral density and osteoporosis, highlighting an intricate interplay among bone, adipose tissue, and liver...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782259/-relationship-of-remodeling-of-carotid-arteries-and-left-ventricular-geometry-in-patients-with-chronic-glomerulonephritis
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I T Murkamilov, K A Aitbaev, A S Sarybaev, V V Fomin, I G Gordeev, Z R Rayimzhanov, N A Redjapova, F A Yusupov
PURPOSE: to study clinical-functional features of remodeling of carotid arteries and its relation to restructuring of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis at pre-dialysis stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 269 patients (189 men, 80 women) with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) aged 17-71 years, at pre-dialysis stages of the disease. We analyzed biochemical parameters of peripheral blood with the determination of daily proteinuria and glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781842/application-of-echocardiographic-data-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ruth F Dubin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at a high risk for cardiovascular events and mortality, particularly heart failure. Echocardiography is the most commonly used diagnostic imaging modality for heart failure. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent literature that demonstrates how echocardiography may be used to define cardiac structure and function in the CKD population and to identify echocardiographic abnormalities that have utility in predicting clinical outcomes in this population...
May 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778859/diagnosis-of-nonischemic-stage-b-heart-failure-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-optimal-parameters-for-prediction-of-heart-failure
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Ying Wang, Hong Yang, Quan Huynh, Mark Nolan, Kazuaki Negishi, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify whether impaired global longitudinal strain (GLS), diastolic dysfunction (DD), or left atrial enlargement (LAE) should be added to stage B heart failure (SBHF) criteria in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BACKGROUND: SBHF is a precursor to clinical heart failure (HF), and its recognition justifies initiation of cardioprotective therapy. However, original definitions of SBHF were based on LV hypertrophy and impaired ejection fraction...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778854/proposed-stages-of-myocardial-phenotype-development-in-fabry-disease
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Sabrina Nordin, Rebecca Kozor, Katia Medina-Menacho, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Shanat Baig, Daniel M Sado, Ilaria Lobascio, Elaine Murphy, Robin H Lachmann, Atul Mehta, Nicola C Edwards, Uma Ramaswami, Richard P Steeds, Derralynn Hughes, James C Moon
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to explore the Fabry myocardium in relation to storage, age, sex, structure, function, electrocardiogram changes, blood biomarkers, and inflammation/fibrosis. BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is a rare, x-linked lysosomal storage disorder. Mortality is mainly cardiovascular with men exhibiting cardiac symptoms earlier than women. By cardiovascular magnetic resonance, native T1 is low in FD because of sphingolipid accumulation. METHODS: A prospective, observational study of 182 FD (167 adults, 15 children; mean age 42 ± 17 years, 37% male) who underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance including native T1, late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), and extracellular volume fraction, 12-lead electrocardiogram, and blood biomarkers (troponin and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide)...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775443/-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-marker-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tomasz Drożdż, Przemko Kwinta, Zbigniew Kordon, Krystyna Sztefko, Andrzej Rudziński, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Monika Miklaszewska, Danuta Czarnecka, Dorota Drożdż
Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common organ damage in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a marker of heart injury in children with CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 66 children (41 boys and 25 girls) aged 0.7 to 18.6 (median 11.6) years with CKD stage 1-5. The concentrations of urea, creatinine, cystatin C and BNP in blood serum were assessed, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated from the Schwartz and Filler formulas...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774881/-effect-of-down-regulation-of-iks-repolarization-reserve-on-ventricular-arrhythmogenesis-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Hegui Wang, Ting Huang, Zheng Wang, Nannan Ge, Yongsheng Ke
To observe the changes of rapidly activated delayed rectifier potassium channel (IKr) and slowly activated delayed rectifier potassium channel (IKs) in cardiac hypertrophy and to evaluate the effects of IKr and IKs blocker on the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in guinea pigs with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).
 Methods: Guinea pigs were divided into a sham operation group and a left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) group. LVH model was prepared. Whole cell patch-clamp technique was used to record IKr and IKs tail currents in a guinea pig model with LVH...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774391/comparison-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-by-electrocardiography-and-echocardiography-in-children-using-analytics-tool
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Lauren Tague, Justin Wiggs, Qianxi Li, Robert McCarter, Elizabeth Sherwin, Jacqueline Weinberg, Craig Sable
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a common finding on pediatric electrocardiography (ECG) leading to many referrals for echocardiography (echo). This study utilizes a novel analytics tool that combines ECG and echo databases to evaluate ECG as a screening tool for LVH. SQL Server 2012 data warehouse incorporated ECG and echo databases for all patients from a single institution from 2006 to 2016. Customized queries identified patients 0-18 years old with LVH on ECG and an echo performed within 24 h. Using data visualization (Tableau) and analytic (Stata 14) software, ECG and echo findings were compared...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768159/-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-ischemic-heart-disease-the-problem-of-pathology-combination
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E A Kovalevskaya, N S Krylova, N G Poteshkina
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease with left ventricular hypertrophy caused by mutations in the genes of myocardial contractile proteins, whose frequency is about 0.5 %. Due to the high incidence of anginal pain and marked changes in ECG with HCM, the problem of diagnosing the combination of HCM and coronary artery disease (CAD) presents a rather difficult task for the clinician. The complexity of this diagnosis is due to the ability of standard methods of instrumental examination (ECG, a test with physical activity, stress tests in conjunction with visualization of the myocardium) to detect myocardial ischemia in both СAD and HCM...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766285/impact-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-on-myocardial-injury-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Thomas Stiermaier, Janine Pöss, Charlotte Eitel, Suzanne de Waha, Georg Fuernau, Steffen Desch, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been suggested as a determinant of outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, available data are inconclusive and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of LVH on myocardial injury and clinical outcome in a large multicenter STEMI population. METHODS: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance was performed in 795 patients within 10 days after STEMI to assess left ventricular (LV) mass and parameters of myocardial injury...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765562/a-myriad-of-roles-of-mir-25-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Márta Sárközy, Zsuzsanna Kahán, Tamás Csont
Small non-coding RNAs including microRNAs (miRNAs) have been recently recognized as important regulators of gene expression. MicroRNAs play myriads of roles in physiological processes as well as in the pathogenesis of a number of diseases by translational repression or mRNA destabilization of numerous target genes. The miR-106b-25 cluster is highly conserved in vertebrates and consists of three members including miR-106b, miR-93 and miR-25. MiR-106b and miR-93 share the same seed sequences; however, miR-25 has only a similar seed sequence resulting in different predicted target mRNAs...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761081/enhanced-aortic-pressure-wave-reflection-in-patients-with-aortic-coarctation-after-aortic-arch-repair
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REVIEW
Tomoaki Murakami
Background: In patients with aortic coarctation after successful aortic arch repair, it is well known that early-onset cardiovascular diseases can develop. Summary: We studied the pressure waveform in patients after aortic arch repair focusing on a pressure wave reflection. In patients after aortic arch repair, the repaired portion generates a new reflected pressure wave. As a result, the newly generated pressure wave causes aortic pressure augmentation, loss of pressure amplification, and left ventricular hypertrophy with fibrosis...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760049/insulin-suppresses-the-production-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23
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Ludmilla Bär, Martina Feger, Abul Fajol, Lars-Oliver Klotz, Shufei Zeng, Florian Lang, Berthold Hocher, Michael Föller
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is produced by bone cells and regulates renal phosphate and vitamin D metabolism, as well as causing left ventricular hypertrophy. FGF23 deficiency results in rapid aging, whereas high plasma FGF23 levels are found in several disorders, including kidney or cardiovascular diseases. Regulators of FGF23 production include parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcitriol, dietary phosphate, and inflammation. We report that insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) are negative regulators of FGF23 production...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758204/association-between-hippuric-acid-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#17
Teng-Hung Yu, Wei-Hua Tang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Chao-Ping Wang, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, I-Ting Tsai, Fu-Mei Chung, Jer-Yiing Houng, Wen-Chun Lan, Yau-Jiunn Lee
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is one of the most common cardiac abnormalities in patients with end-stage renal disease. Hippuric acid (HA), a harmful uremic toxin, is known to be elevated in patients with uremia, and serum HA levels are associated with neurological symptoms, metabolic acidosis, and accelerated renal damage associated with chronic kidney disease. However, the pathophysiological role of HA in patients with uremia remains unclear. We investigated the association between serum HA levels and echocardiographic measurements in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) treatment...
May 11, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755794/time-of-anderson-fabry-disease-detection-and-cardiovascular-presentation
#18
K Selthofer-Relatic
Background: Anderson-Fabry disease is an X-linked inherited disease, which manifests in a different manner depending on gender and genotype. Making a working diagnosis of Anderson-Fabry disease is difficult because of several reasons: (a) that it is a multiorgan disease with wide variety of phenotypes, (b) different timelines of presentation, (c) gender differences, and (d) possible coexistence with other comorbidities. Late-onset/cardiac type of presentation with minimal involvement of other organs can additionally make diagnosis difficult...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754908/an-operational-definition-of-shats-systemic-hemodynamic-atherosclerotic-syndrome-role-of-arterial-stiffness-and-blood-pressure-variability-in-elderly-hypertensive-subjects
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Angelo Scuteri, Valentina Rovella, Danilo Alunni Fegatelli, Manfredi Tesauro, Marco Gabriele, Nicola Di Daniele
BACKGROUND: CV risk exponentially increases as the number of damaged organs increases The Systemic Hemodynamic Atherosclerotic Syndrome (SHATS) represents a novel conceptualization of the CV continuum focusing on simultaneous multi-organ alteration. This is the first study operationally defining SHATS and aimed at identifying its determinants. METHODS: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (echocardiography), Common Carotid Artery plaque and increased thickness (ultrasound), and Chronic Kidney Disease (estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) indexed selective target organ damage...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753817/arch-augmentation-via-median-sternotomy-for-coarctation-of-aorta-with-proximal-arch-hypoplasia
#20
W Hampton Gray, Winfield J Wells, Vaughn A Starnes, S Ram Kumar
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta can be associated with hypoplasia of the proximal transverse aortic arch. One approach to manage this condition is via left thoracotomy and extended end-to-end anastomosis with the expectation that the proximal arch will grow over time. Our preferred approach is to augment the aorta via midline sternotomy. We hypothesized that this approach is safe, durable and allows reliable growth of the aorta. METHODS: We identified the records of patients with biventricular anatomy who had coarctation of the aorta, hypoplasia of the proximal transverse arch, and no other cardiac lesion that would mandate cardiopulmonary bypass use and midline sternotomy...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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