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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768162/-structural-and-functional-changes-of-blood-vessels-in-women-in-early-postmenopause-the-possibility-of-correction-of-the-revealed-violations
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S N Tolstov, I A Salov, A P Rebrov
AIM: To evaluate severity and pattern of structural and functional changes of vascular wall in early postmenopausal women receiving chronic treatment with a low-dose combination of 17β-estradiol (E2) 1 mg and drospirenone 2 mg (DRSP). Evaluation of structural and functional arterial remodeling might be important for assessment of cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 162 early postmenopausal women with postmenopausal syndrome...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763373/oral-glucose-challenge-impairs-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-blood-flow-in-healthy-people
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Ryan D Russell, Donghua Hu, Timothy Greenaway, James E Sharman, Stephen Rattigan, Stephen M Richards, Michelle A Keske
Skeletal muscle microvascular (capillary) blood flow increases in the post-prandial state or during insulin infusion due to dilation of pre-capillary arterioles to augment glucose disposal. This effect occurs independent of changes in large artery function. However, acute hyperglycemia impairs vascular function, causes insulin to vasoconstrict pre-capillary arterioles, and causes muscle insulin resistance in vivo. We hypothesize that acute hyperglycemia impairs post-prandial muscle microvascular perfusion, without disrupting normal large artery hemodynamics, in healthy humans...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761409/the-roles-of-matrix-stiffness-and-%C3%A3-catenin-signaling-in-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-aortic-valve-endothelial-cells
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Aileen Zhong, Zahra Mirzaei, Craig A Simmons
Valve stiffening is a hallmark of aortic valve stenosis caused by excess extracellular matrix accumulation by myofibroblasts. We aimed to elucidate whether matrix stiffness regulates endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) of adult valvular endothelial cells (VECs) to myofibroblasts as a mechanism to further promote valve fibrosis. In addition, we specifically examined the role of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in the development of myofibroblasts during EndMT, as Wnt/β-catenin signaling has been implicated in EndMT during heart development, is reactivated in valve disease, and is required for mechanically-regulated myofibrogenesis of valve interstitial cells...
May 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761089/association-of-haemodynamic-indices-of-central-and-peripheral-pressure-with-subclinical-target-organ-damage
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Junli Zuo, Shaoli Chu, Isabella Tan, Mark Butlin, Jiehui Zhao, Alberto Avolio
Background: Central aortic pressure has often been shown to be more closely associated with markers of vascular function and incidence of cardiovascular events compared to peripheral pressure. However, the potential clinical use of central aortic or peripheral haemodynamic indices as markers of target organ damage (TOD) has not been fully established. Methods: We evaluated associations of TOD with central aortic and peripheral haemodynamic indices (central aortic [cPP] and peripheral pulse pressure [pPP], central aortic augmentation index, and central and peripheral waveform factor) in 770 hospital inpatients (age 60 ± 10 years, 473 males) with primary hypertension...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761086/aortic-brachial-pulse-wave-velocity-ratio-a-measure-of-arterial-stiffness-gradient-not-affected-by-mean-arterial-pressure
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REVIEW
Catherine Fortier, Marie-Pier Desjardins, Mohsen Agharazii
Background: Aortic stiffness, measured by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), is used for the prediction of cardiovascular risk. This mini-review describes the nonlinear relationship between cf-PWV and operational blood pressure, presents the proposed methods to adjust for this relationship, and discusses a potential place for aortic-brachial PWV ratio (a measure of arterial stiffness gradient) as a blood pressure-independent measure of vascular aging. Summary: PWV is inherently dependent on the operational blood pressure...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754737/biomechanical-characterization-of-the-native-porcine-aortic-root
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T Bechsgaard, T Lindskow, T Lading, J M Hasenkam, D M Røpcke, H Nygaard, P Johansen, S L Nielsen
A thorough understanding of the well-functioning, native aortic root is pivotal in an era, where valve sparing surgical techniques are developed and used with increasing frequency. The objective of this study was to characterize the local structural stiffness of the native aortic root, to create a baseline for understanding how different surgical interventions affect the dynamics of the aortic root. In this acute porcine study (N = 10), two dedicated force transducers were implanted to quantify the forces acting on both the annular plane and on the sinotubular junction (STJ)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754460/prognostic-evaluation-of-the-elastic-properties-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Edoardo Sciatti, Enrico Vizzardi, Ivano Bonadei, Davide Fabbricatore, Francesco Prati, Mattia Pagnoni, Marco Metra
BACKGROUND: Nowadays there is an increased interest in the role of aortic stiffness in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF), since it is a major determinant of left ventricular (LV) performance. We aimed at assessing the predictive value of the aortic stiffness parameters, measured by echocardiography, in patients affected by non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) regarding three end-points: death, HF rehospitalization, combined death or HF rehospitalization in a long-term follow-up...
May 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754182/assessment-of-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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P Stefan Biesbroek, Sjoerd C Heslinga, Peter M van de Ven, Mike J L Peters, Raquel P Amier, Thelma C Konings, Christopher D Maroules, Colby Ayers, Parag H Joshi, Irene E van der Horst-Bruinsma, Vokko P van Halm, Albert C van Rossum, Michael T Nurmohamed, Robin Nijveldt
To evaluate aortic stiffness in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and to assess its association with AS characteristics and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. In this prospective study, 14 consecutive AS patients were each matched to two controls without cardiovascular symptoms or known cardiovascular disease who underwent CMR imaging for the assessment of aortic arch pulse wave velocity (PWV) at 1.5 Tesla. To enhance comparability of the samples, matching was done with replacement resulting in 20 unique controls...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753405/cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-children-with-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Christine B Sethna, Kumail Merchant, Abigail Reyes
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in individuals diagnosed with kidney disease during childhood. Children with kidney disease often incur a significant cardiovascular burden that leads to increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Evidence has shown that children with kidney disease, including chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation, and nephrotic syndrome, develop abnormalities in cardiovascular markers such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and aortic stiffness...
May 2018: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746789/effect-of-carbohydrate-restriction-induced-weight-loss-on-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-in-overweight-men-and-women
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Majid M Syed-Abdul, Qiong Hu, Miriam Jacome-Sosa, Jaume Padilla, Camila Manrique-Acevedo, Colette Heimowitz, Elizabeth J Parks
Increased aortic stiffness, measured by carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and past data have shown that low-fat and low-energy diets, fed for 8-24 wks lower PWV. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a reduction in PWV would be achieved by dietary carbohydrate (CHO) restriction, shown to bring about weight loss over a shorter timeframe. Men [n=10, age: 41.8 ± 3.2 y, BMI: 34.2 ± 1.0 kg/m2 (mean±SE)] and women (n=10, age: 38...
May 10, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745457/subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-starting-contemporary-protease-inhibitors
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A González-Cordón, M Doménech, M Camafort, M Martínez-Rebollar, B Torres, M Laguno, J Rojas, M Loncà, J L Blanco, J Mallolas, J M Gatell, E de Lazzari, E Martínez
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess changes in and factors associated with anatomical [carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT)] and functional (arterial stiffness) markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease progression in antiretroviral-naïve patients starting triple combination antiretroviral therapy containing contemporary protease inhibitors. METHODS: This was a planned substudy of the ATADAR (Metabolic Effects of Atazanavir/Ritonavir Versus Darunavir/Ritonavir in Combination With Tenofovir/Emtricitabine in naïve HIV-1 Infected Patients) clinical trial (ClinicalTrials...
May 10, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745022/restoring-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-preserves-mitochondrial-function-and-delays-vascular-aging-in-mice
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Kirsty Foote, Johannes Reinhold, Emma P K Yu, Nichola L Figg, Alison Finigan, Michael P Murphy, Martin R Bennett
Aging is the largest risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet the molecular mechanisms underlying vascular aging remain unclear. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage is linked to aging, but whether mtDNA damage or mitochondrial dysfunction is present and directly promotes vascular aging is unknown. Furthermore, mechanistic studies in mice are severely hampered by long study times and lack of sensitive, repeatable and reproducible parameters of arterial aging at standardized early time points. We examined the time course of multiple invasive and noninvasive arterial physiological parameters and structural changes of arterial aging in mice, how aging affects vessel mitochondrial function, and the effects of gain or loss of mitochondrial function on vascular aging...
May 9, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744617/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-central-and-peripheral-vascular-function-in-patients-undergoing-renal-sympathetic-denervation-as-predictor-for-blood-pressure-response
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Karl Fengler, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Stephan Blazek, Maximilian Von Roeder, Christian Besler, Christian Lücke, Matthias Gutberlet, Jennifer Steeden, Michael Quail, Steffen Desch, Holger Thiele, Vivek Muthurangu, Philipp Lurz
BACKGROUND: Most trials regarding catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) describe a proportion of patients without blood pressure response. Recently, we were able to show arterial stiffness, measured by invasive pulse wave velocity (IPWV), seems to be an excellent predictor for blood pressure response. However, given the invasiveness, IPWV is less suitable as a selection criterion for patients undergoing RDN. Consequently, we aimed to investigate the value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) based measures of arterial stiffness in predicting the outcome of RDN compared to IPWV as reference...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724005/cholesterol-efflux-does-it-contribute-to-aortic-stiffening
#14
REVIEW
Shutan Liao, Craig S McLachlan
Aortic stiffness during cardiac contraction is defined by the rigidity of the aorta and the elastic resistance to deformation. Recent studies suggest that aortic stiffness may be associated with changes in cholesterol efflux in endothelial cells. This alteration in cholesterol efflux may directly affect endothelial function, extracellular matrix composition, and vascular smooth muscle cell function and behavior. These pathological changes favor an aortic stiffness phenotype. Among all of the proteins participating in the cholesterol efflux process, ATP binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) appears to be the main contributor to arterial stiffness changes in terms of structural and cellular function...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723212/from-arterial-stiffness-to-kidney-graft-microvasculature-mortality-and-graft-survival-within-a-cohort-of-220-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Lynda Cheddani, Camélia Radulescu, Michel Chaignon, Alexandre Karras, Yann Neuzillet, Jean-Paul Duong, Nahid Tabibzadeh, Emmanuel Letavernier, Michel Delahousse, Jean-Philippe Haymann
BACKGROUND: Aortic stiffness assessed by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV) is a predictor of mortality in several populations. However, little is known in kidney transplant recipients. Our objectives were to evaluate the ability of CF-PWV measured 3 months following transplantation to predict mortality, graft loss and its potential links to measured Glomerular Filtration Rate (mGFR) or kidney graft microvasculature parameters. METHODS: The study is based on a monocentric retrospective cohort including 220 adult kidney graft recipients evaluated three months after transplantation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712736/association-of-pulse-wave-velocity-with-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-and-mortality-findings-from-the-cric-study-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
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Raymond R Townsend, Amanda Hyre Anderson, Julio A Chirinos, Harold I Feldman, Juan E Grunwald, Lisa Nessel, Jason Roy, Matthew R Weir, Jackson T Wright, Nisha Bansal, Chi-Yuan Hsu, John W Kusek, Mahboob Rahman
Patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKDs) are at risk for further loss of kidney function and death, which occur despite reasonable blood pressure treatment. To determine whether arterial stiffness influences CKD progression and death, independent of blood pressure, we conducted a prospective cohort study of CKD patients enrolled in the CRIC study (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort). Using carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), we examined the relationship between PWV and end-stage kidney disease (ESRD), ESRD or halving of estimated glomerular filtration rate, or death from any cause...
April 30, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707583/ultrasonographic-characterization-of-the-db-db-mouse-an-animal-model-of-metabolic-abnormalities
#17
Francesco Faita, Nicole Di Lascio, Chiara Rossi, Claudia Kusmic, Anna Solini
The availability of an animal model able to reliably mirror organ damage occurring in metabolic diseases is an urgent need. These models, mostly rodents, have not been fully characterized in terms of cardiovascular, renal, and hepatic ultrasound parameters, and only sparse values can be found in literature. Aim of this paper is to provide a detailed, noninvasive description of the heart, vessels, liver, and kidneys of the db/db mouse by ultrasound imaging. Sixteen wild type and thirty-four db/db male mice (11-week-old) were studied...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703207/sglt2-inhibition-via-dapagliflozin-improves-generalized-vascular-dysfunction-and-alters-the-gut-microbiota-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
#18
Dustin M Lee, Micah L Battson, Dillon K Jarrell, Shuofei Hou, Kayl E Ecton, Tiffany L Weir, Christopher L Gentile
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with generalized vascular dysfunction characterized by increases in large artery stiffness, endothelial dysfunction, and vascular smooth muscle dysfunction. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) represent the most recently approved class of oral medications for the treatment of T2D, and have been shown to reduce cardiovascular and overall mortality. Although it is currently unclear how SGLT2i decrease cardiovascular risk, an improvement in vascular function is one potential mechanism...
April 27, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693942/intraoperative-aortic-dissection-during-lung-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#19
Kenichiro Tatsumi, Yusuke Hamai, Toshiyuki Mizota, Kazuhiko Fukuda
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an inherited disorder affecting the lung, liver, and rarely skin. The most frequent features of AATD consist of chronic lung disorders related to protease-antiprotease imbalance in the respiratory system, to which lung transplantation is frequently indicated. We describe a case of aortic dissection in a 55-year-old male who underwent left single lung transplantation for respiratory failure due to AATD-related emphysema. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was indicated during the procedure, and an arterial cannula was placed into the descending aorta and a venous cannula was placed into the right femoral vein...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685515/cerebral-embolization-during-endovascular-infrarenal-juxtarenal-and-suprarenal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-high-risk-maneuvers-and-associated-neurologic-outcomes
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Ruth A Benson, David Matthews, Vanessa Loftus, Grainne Nicholson, David Tropman, Ian M Loftus
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for postoperative cognitive decline after noncardiac surgery are multifactorial and poorly understood. Evidence suggests that perioperative microembolic damage to the brain on movement of wires and catheters during endovascular aortic procedures may play an important role. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair requires invasive manipulation of wires and cannulas within the aorta, but research into cerebral emboli during aortic aneurysm repair and cognitive or neurologic injury is scarce and limited to thoracic aneurysms...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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