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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924461/life-satisfaction-and-hemodynamic-reactivity-to-mental-stress
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Andreas Schwerdtfeger, Kerstin Gaisbachgrabner, Claudia Traunmüller
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction with life has been considered a health-protective variable, which could impact cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined the physiological pathways involved in the potentially salutary effect of life satisfaction. It was hypothesized that life satisfaction should be associated with a cardiovascular response profile that signals challenge (i.e., higher cardiac output, lower peripheral resistance), rather than threat during a mental stress task...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922254/comparison-of-two-different-forms-of-sevoflurane-for-anaesthesia-maintenance-and-recovery
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Yonca Yanli, Mehtap Ozdemir, Nurten Bakan, Cafer T Yuruk, Ahmet Yildirim, Ali O Cetinkaya
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is a commonly used inhalation agent. There are two forms of sevoflurane in Turkey. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of original versus generic sevoflurane products on hemodynamics, time to reach 1 MAC level, inspired and expired sevoflurane levels and postoperative recovery profile. METHODS: Seventy patients undergoing general anaesthesia were divided into two groups as Group Sevo or Group Sojo. After intravenous induction of anaesthesia (with the same drugs in both groups), inhalation anaesthetic was started...
December 6, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920129/chronic-inhibition-of-renal-outer-medullary-potassium-channel-not-only-prevented-but-also-reversed-development-of-hypertension-and-end-organ-damage-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Xiaoyan Zhou, Michael J Forrest, Wanda Sharif-Rodriguez, Gail Forrest, Daphne Szeto, Olga Urosevic-Price, Yonghua Zhu, Andra S Stevenson, Yuchen Zhou, Sloan Stribling, Maya Dajee, Shawn P Walsh, Alexander Pasternak, Kathleen A Sullivan
The renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel mediates potassium recycling and facilitates sodium reabsorption through the Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter in the loop of Henle and potassium secretion at the cortical collecting duct. Evidence from the phenotype of humans and rodents with functional ROMK deficiency supports the contention that selective ROMK inhibitors (ROMKi) will represent a novel diuretic with potential of therapeutic benefit for hypertension. ROMKi have recently been synthesized by Merck & Co, Inc...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892886/safety-profile-and-utility-of-treadmill-exercise-in-patients-with-high-gradient-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Lars Lindholm Sorensen, Hsin-Yueh Liang, Aurelio Pinheiro, Alex Hilser, Veronica Dimaano, Niels Thue Olsen, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Peter Sogaard, Alexandra Nowbar, Chiara Pisanello, Iraklis Pozios, Susan Phillip, Xun Zhou, Roselle Abraham, Theodore P Abraham
: Exercise echocardiography in the evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) provides valuable information for risk stratification, selection of optimal treatment, and prognostication. However, HCM patients with left ventricular outflow tract gradients ≥30mm Hg are often excluded from exercise testing because of safety considerations. We examined the safety and utility of exercise testing in patients with high-gradient HCM. METHODS: We evaluated clinical characteristics, hemodynamics, and imaging variables in 499 consecutive patients with HCM who performed 959 exercise tests...
October 20, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886191/hemodynamic-and-metabolic-effects-of-a-new-pediatric-dobutamine-formulation-in-hypoxic-newborn-pigs
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Victoria E Mielgo, Adolf Valls-I-Soler, Juan M Lopez de Heredia, Heike Rabe, Carmen Rey-Santano
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to measure drug-related changes in hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism in response to different doses of an age-appropriate dobutamine formulation in hypoxic pigs. A secondary aim was to validate superior vena cava flow (SVCF) as a marker of cardiac index (CI) for subsequent clinical trials of this formulation in humans. METHODS: Newborn pigs (n=18) were exposed to 2h-hypoxia (10-15% oxygen) followed by reoxygenation (21-30% oxygen 4h)...
November 25, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885188/-mechanisms-of-vascular-dynamic-homeostasis
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Kimiko Yamamoto, Joji Ando
Vascular endothelial cells(ECs)play a critical role in controlling a variety of vascular functions including maintenance of the vascular tone, blood coagulation and fibrinolysis, and selective permeability of proteins. It has recently become apparent that ECs respond to hemodynamic forces, namely, shear stress and stretch, by altering their morphology, functions and gene expression profile. These responses also play important roles in maintaining normal circulatory system functions and homeostasis, and their impairment leads to various vascular diseases, including hypertension, aneurysm and atherosclerosis...
2016: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880816/paradoxical-sleep-deprivation-causes-cardiac-dysfunction-and-the-impairment-is-attenuated-by-resistance-training
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Sara Quaglia de Campos Giampá, Marcos Mônico-Neto, Marco Tulio de Mello, Helton de Sá Souza, Sergio Tufik, Kil Sun Lee, Marcia Kiyomi Koike, Alexandra Alberta Dos Santos, Ednei Luiz Antonio, Andrey Jorge Serra, Paulo José Ferreira Tucci, Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes
BACKGROUND: Paradoxical sleep deprivation activates the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, subsequently interfering with the cardiovascular system. The beneficial effects of resistance training are related to hemodynamic, metabolic and hormonal homeostasis. We hypothesized that resistance training can prevent the cardiac remodeling and dysfunction caused by paradoxical sleep deprivation. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were distributed into four groups: control (C), resistance training (RT), paradoxical sleep deprivation for 96 hours (PSD96) and both resistance training and sleep deprivation (RT/PSD96)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857958/substantive-hemodynamic-and-thermal-strain-upon-completing-lower-limb-hot-water-immersion-comparisons-with-treadmill-running
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Kate N Thomas, André M van Rij, Samuel J E Lucas, Andrew R Gray, James D Cotter
Exercise induces arterial flow patterns that promote functional and structural adaptations, improving functional capacity and reducing cardiovascular risk. While heat is produced by exercise, local and whole-body passive heating have recently been shown to generate favorable flow profiles and associated vascular adaptations in the upper limb. Flow responses to acute heating in the lower limbs have not yet been assessed, or directly compared to exercise, and other cardiovascular effects of lower-limb heating have not been fully characterized...
April 2016: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850401/763-association-of-early-hemodynamic-profile-with-the-development-of-systolic-dysfunction-following-tbi
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Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Nophanan Chaikittisilpa, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Nancy Temkin, Alex Quistberg, Frederick Rivara, Monica Vavilala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847162/patient-specific-computational-fluid-dynamics-assessment-of-aortic-hemodynamics-in-a-spectrum-of-aortic-valve-pathologies
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Pouya Youssefi, Alberto Gomez, Taigang He, Lisa Anderson, Nick Bunce, Rajan Sharma, C Alberto Figueroa, Marjan Jahangiri
OBJECTIVES: The complexity of aortic disease is not fully exposed by aortic dimensions alone, and morbidity or mortality can occur before intervention thresholds are met. Patient-specific computational fluid dynamics (CFD) were used to assess the effect of different aortic valve morphologies on velocity profiles, flow patterns, helicity, wall shear stress (WSS), and oscillatory shear index (OSI) in the thoracic aorta. METHODS: A total of 45 subjects were divided into 5 groups: volunteers, aortic regurgitation-tricuspid aortic valve (AR-TAV), aortic stenosis-tricuspid aortic valve (AS-TAV), aortic stenosis-bicuspid aortic valve right-left cusp fusion (BAV[RL]), and aortic stenosis-right-non cusp fusion (AS-BAV[RN])...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845874/initial-single-center-experience-with-the-fully-repositionable-transfemoral-lotus-aortic-valve-system
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Kai-Uwe Jarr, Florian Leuschner, Benjamin Meder, Hugo A Katus, Raffi Bekeredjian, Emmanuel Chorianopoulos
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the standard therapy for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and unacceptable high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. Several different devices for TAVR have been introduced so far, each of them with unique features. AIMS: To analyze our first real-world experience with the second- generation, mechanically expanded, fully repositionable transfemoral Lotus TAVR device (Boston Scientific)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836218/cardiogenic-shock-inotropes-and-vasopressors
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José Amado, Paula Gago, Walter Santos, Jorge Mimoso, Ilídio de Jesus
Cardiogenic shock is characterized by a decrease in myocardial contractility, and presents a high mortality rate. Inotropic and vasopressor agents have been recommended and used for several years in the treatment of patients in shock, but they remain controversial. Despite its beneficial effect on myocardial contractility, the side effects of inotropic therapy (arrhythmias and increased myocardial oxygen consumption) may be associated with increased mortality. The pharmacodynamics of different inotropic agents suggest benefits in specific situations, but these differences have not been reflected in reduced mortality in most studies, making it difficult to formulate recommendations...
December 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833486/a-comparative-study-of-dexmedetomidine-and-fentanyl-as-adjuvants-to-levobupivacaine-for-caudal-analgesia-in-children-undergoing-lower-limb-orthopedic-surgery
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S M Elfawal, W A Abdelaal, M R Hosny
BACKGROUND: Levobupivacaine is an effective local anesthetic agent with less systemic toxicity than racemic bupivacaine, but it has short postoperative analgesic duration. Dexmedetomidine and fentanyl are promising adjuncts to provide excellent and prolonged postoperative caudal analgesia. This study compared the effects of caudal levobupivacaine plus dexmedetomidine and levobupivacaine plus fentanyl for postoperative analgesia and sedation in children undergoing lower limb orthopedic surgery...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823896/impact-of-exercise-training-associated-to-pyridostigmine-treatment-on-autonomic-function-and-inflammatory-profile-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Daniele J Feriani, Gabriel I H Souza, Nicolle M Carrozzi, Cristiano Mostarda, Paulo M M Dourado, Fernanda M Consolim-Colombo, Kátia De Angelis, Heitor Moreno, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen, Bruno Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: The effects of exercise training (ET) associated with pyridostigmine bromide (PYR) treatment on cardiac and autonomic function, as well as on inflammatory profile after myocardial infarction (MI), are unclear. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to: control (C); sedentary+infarcted (I); sedentary+infarcted treated with PYR (IP); infarcted submitted to aerobic exercise training (IT); and infarcted submitted to treatment with PYR and aerobic exercise training (ITP)...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817818/clinical-usefulness-of-end-tidal-co2-profiles-during-incremental-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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R P Ramos, E V M Ferreira, F M Valois, A Cepeda, C M S Messina, R K Oliveira, A T V Araújo, C A Teles, J A Neder, L E Nery, J S Ota-Arakaki
INTRODUCTION: Great ventilation to carbon dioxide output (ΔV˙E/ΔV˙CO2) and reduced end-tidal partial pressures for CO2 (PetCO2) during incremental exercise are hallmarks of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). However, CTEPH is more likely to involve proximal arteries, which may lead to poorer right ventricle-pulmonary vascular coupling and worse gas exchange abnormalities. Therefore, abnormal PetCO2 profiles during exercise may be more prominent in patients with CTEPH and could be helpful to indicate disease severity...
November 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816335/developmental-changes-in-aortic-mechanical-properties-in-normal-fetuses-and-fetuses-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Mio Taketazu, Masaya Sugimoto, Hirofumi Saiki, Hirotaka Ishido, Satoshi Masutani, Hideaki Senzaki
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that fetal aortic mechanical properties assessed by aortic diameter (AoD) and flow show maturational changes during the gestational period, and that these properties are different in fetuses with congenital heart diseases and fetuses with normal development. METHODS: Phasic changes in ascending AoD along with Doppler flow profile were measured in 84 consecutive normal fetuses (gestational age, 18-36 weeks) and in 30 consecutive fetuses with cardiovascular diseases (gestational age, 22-39 weeks)...
September 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802958/the-evolving-paradigm-of-individualized-postresuscitation-care-after-cardiac-arrest
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David B Seder, Christine Lord, David J Gagnon
The postresuscitation period after a cardiac arrest is characterized by a wide range of physiological derangements. Variations between patients include preexisting medical problems, the underlying cause of the cardiac arrest, presence or absence of hemodynamic and circulatory instability, severity of the ischemia-reperfusion injury, and resuscitation-related injuries such as pulmonary aspiration and rib or sternal fractures. Although protocols can be applied to many elements of postresuscitation care, the widely disparate clinical condition of cardiac arrest survivors requires an individualized approach that stratifies patients according to their clinical profile and targets specific treatments to patients most likely to benefit...
November 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797015/hemodynamic-profiles-of-functional-and-dysfunctional-forms-of-repetitive-thinking
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Cristina Ottaviani, Jos F Brosschot, Antonia Lonigro, Barbara Medea, Ilse Van Diest, Julian F Thayer
BACKGROUND: The ability of the human brain to escape the here and now (mind wandering) can take functional (problem solving) and dysfunctional (perseverative cognition) routes. Although it has been proposed that only the latter may act as a mediator of the relationship between stress and cardiovascular disease, both functional and dysfunctional forms of repetitive thinking have been associated with blood pressure (BP) reactivity of the same magnitude. However, a similar BP reactivity may be caused by different physiological determinants, which may differ in their risk for cardiovascular pathology...
October 28, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795989/normothermic-machine-perfusion-of-deceased-donor-liver-grafts-is-associated-with-improved-postreperfusion-hemodynamics
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Roberta Angelico, M Thamara P R Perera, Reena Ravikumar, David Holroyd, Constantin Coussios, Hynek Mergental, John R Isaac, Asim Iqbal, Hentie Cilliers, Paolo Muiesan, Peter J Friend, Darius F Mirza
BACKGROUND: Graft reperfusion poses a critical challenge during liver transplantation and can be associated with hemodynamic instability/postreperfusion syndrome. This is sequel to ischemia-reperfusion injury and normothermic machine preservation (NMP) may affect hemodynamic changes. Herein, we characterize postreperfusion hemodynamics in liver grafts after NMP and traditional cold preservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intraoperative records of patients receiving grafts after NMP (n = 6; NMP group) and cold storage (CS) (n = 12; CS group) were compared...
September 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789262/reward-magnitude-tracking-by-neural-populations-in-ventral-striatum
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Ana M Fiallos, Sarah J Bricault, Lili X Cai, Hermoon A Worku, Matthew T Colonnese, Gil Westmeyer, Alan Jasanoff
Evaluation of the magnitudes of intrinsically rewarding stimuli is essential for assigning value and guiding behavior. By combining parametric manipulation of a primary reward, medial forebrain bundle (MFB) microstimulation, with functional magnetic imaging (fMRI) in rodents, we delineated a broad network of structures activated by behaviorally characterized levels of rewarding stimulation. Correlation of psychometric behavioral measurements with fMRI response magnitudes revealed regions whose activity corresponded closely to the subjective magnitude of rewards...
October 24, 2016: NeuroImage
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