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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/29790114/ivabradine-improved-left-ventricular-function-and-pressure-overload-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-a-transverse-aortic-constriction-mouse-model
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Yihui Yu, Zuoying Hu, Bing Li, Zhimei Wang, Shaoliang Chen
This study aimed to investigate the effects and molecular mechanisms of ivabradine in preventing cardiac hypertrophy in an established transverse aortic constriction (TAC) mouse model. A total of 56 male C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned into the following seven groups (8 mice per group): sham, TAC model, Iva-10 (10 mg/kg/day ivabradine), Iva-20 (20 mg/kg/day ivabradine), Iva-40 (40 mg/kg/day ivabradine), Iva-80 (80 mg/kg/day ivabradine), and Rap (rapamycin, a positive control). Echocardiography and left ventricular hemodynamics were performed...
May 22, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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
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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/29783234/-myocardial-bridge-as-the-only-cause-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-among-the-young-patients
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Liudmila O Miakinkova, Yurii V Teslenko, Irina V Tsyhanenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Myocardial bridge is an inborn anomaly of coronary artery development, when a part of it is submerged in a myocard, which is pressing the coronary artery to a systola and restrains coronary blood circulation. Generally this feature of coronary blood circulation does not cause any clinical symptoms because the 85% of coronary blood stream of the left ventricle is provided by diastolic filling. Hemodynamic changes in atherosclerosis, tahicardie, hypertrophie of myocard are leading to the manifestation of clinical symptoms of ischemia...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782425/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-takayasu-arteritis-patients-in-toronto-adversely-affects-left-ventricular-mechanics
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Heynric B Grotenhuis, Florence A Aeschlimann, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Rae S M Yeung, Susanne M Benseler, Timothy J Bradley, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is characterized by extensive aortic, large and midsize arterial wall inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological and elastic properties of the aorta and large arteries and the impact on left ventricular (LV) mechanics in children with TA. METHODS: Seven pediatric TA patients (6 female patients, 13.8 ± 3.2 years) were assessed with magnetic resonance imaging, vascular ultrasound, applanation tonometry, and echocardiography from February 2015 until July 2017 and compared with 7 age- and sex-matched controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782266/-the-association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-9-12-and-20-and-collagen-type-i-degradation-products-with-the-remodeling-of-the-left-ventricle-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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N A Sokolova, M S Danshova, A V Govorin, D N Zaytsev, Y N Smolyakov
OBJECTIVE: to study associations of polymorphism of the genes MMP9 rs17576, MMP12 rs2276109, MMP20 rs2245803, COL1A1 rs1800012, COL1A1 rs1107946 with remodeling of the left ventricle in patients with acute myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 84 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). Type of early postinfarction left ventricular (LV) remodeling was determined by echocardiography on the third day of the disease. Concentration of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) was measured by enzyme immunoassay using commercial kits; content of C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I degradation products (ICTP) was measured by chemiluminescent immunoassay...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
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
#10
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/29775428/the-involvement-of-human-monogenic-cardiomyopathy-genes-in-experimental-polygenic-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Priscilla R Prestes, Francine Z Marques, Guillermo Lopez-Campos, Paul Lewandowski, Lea M D Delbridge, Fadi J Charchar, Stephen B Harrap
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens heart muscles reducing functionality and increasing risk of cardiac disease and morbidity. Genetic factors are involved, but their contribution is poorly understood. We used the hypertrophic heart rat (HHR), a unique normotensive polygenic model of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure to investigate the role of genes associated with monogenic human cardiomyopathy. We selected 42 genes involved in monogenic human cardiomyopathies to study: 1) DNA variants, by sequencing the whole-genome of 13-week old HHR and age-matched normal heart rat (NHR), its genetic control strain; 2) mRNA expression, by targeted RNA-sequencing in left ventricles of HHR and NHR at five ages (2-days old, 4-, 13-, 33- and 50-weeks old) compared to human idiopathic dilated data; and 3) microRNA expression, with rat microRNA microarrays in left ventricles of 2-days old HHR and age-matched NHR...
May 18, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775410/apelin-and-apj-orchestrate-complex-tissue-specific-control-of-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-and-contractility-in-the-hypertrophy-heart-failure-transition
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Victoria Nicole Parikh, Jing Liu, Ching Shang, Christopher Woods, Alex Chia Yu Chang, Mingming Zhao, David N Charo, Zachary Grunwald, Yong Huang, Kinya Seo, Philip S Tsao, Daniel Bernstein, Pilar Ruiz-Lozano, Thomas Quertermous, Euan A Ashley
The G protein coupled receptor APJ is a promising therapeutic target for heart failure. Constitutive deletion of APJ in the mouse is protective against the hypertrophy-heart failure transition via elimination of ligand-independent, β-arrestin dependent stretch transduction. However, the cellular origin of this stretch transduction and the details of its interaction with apelin signaling remain unknown. We generated mice with conditional elimination of APJ in the endothelium (APJendo-/- ) and myocardium (APJmyo-/- )...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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
#16
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
#17
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/29773423/management-of-giant-embryonic-vein-in-klippel-tr%C3%A3-naunay-syndrome
#18
Animesh Rathore, Peter Gloviczki, Haraldur Bjarnason
Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome is a rare mixed malformation characterized by congenital varicose veins, low-flow venous and lymphatic malformations, hypertrophy of soft tissue and bone, and capillary malformations. A 35-year-old man with a diagnosis of Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome presented to the clinic with significant pain and swelling in the left leg. Initial conservative management with compression therapy failed. He was then managed surgically with preoperative placement of an inferior vena cava filter (because of a history of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), followed by resection of the lateral embryonic vein, ligation of large perforators, and excision of smaller varicosities...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771311/pathobiology-of-cardiac-dyssynchrony-and-resynchronization-therapy
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Uyên Châu Nguyên, Nienke J Verzaal, Frans A van Nieuwenhoven, Kevin Vernooy, Frits W Prinzen
Synchronous ventricular electrical activation is a prerequisite for adequate left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Conduction abnormalities such as left bundle branch block, and ventricular pacing lead to a dyssynchronous electrical activation sequence, which may have deleterious consequences. The present review attempts to connect the various processes involved in the development of 'dyssynchronopathy', and its correction by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Abnormal electrical impulse conduction leads to abnormal contraction, characterized by regional differences in timing as well as shortening patterns and amount of external work performed...
May 15, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769710/jdp2-overexpression-provokes-cardiac-dysfunction-in-mice
#20
Jacqueline Heger, Julia Bornbaum, Alona Würfel, Christian Hill, Nils Brockmann, Renáta Gáspár, János Pálóczi, Zoltán V Varga, Márta Sárközy, Péter Bencsik, Tamás Csont, Szilvia Török, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Kerstin Böngler, Mariana Parahuleva, Peter Ferdinandy, Rainer Schulz, Gerhild Euler
The transcriptional regulator JDP2 (Jun dimerization protein 2) has been identified as a prognostic marker for patients to develop heart failure after myocardial infarction. We now performed in vivo studies on JDP2-overexpressing mice, to clarify the impact of JDP2 on heart failure progression. Therefore, during birth up to the age of 4 weeks cardiac-specific JDP2 overexpression was prevented by doxycycline feeding in transgenic mice. Then, JDP2 overexpression was started. Already after 1 week, cardiac function, determined by echocardiography, decreased which was also resembled on the cardiomyocyte level...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
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