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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097372/the-role-of-neuropeptides-in-adverse-myocardial-remodeling-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Alexander Widiapradja, Prasad Chunduri, Scott P Levick
In addition to traditional neurotransmitters of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the heart also contains numerous neuropeptides. These neuropeptides not only modulate the effects of neurotransmitters, but also have independent effects on cardiac function. While in most cases the physiological actions of these neuropeptides are well defined, their contributions to cardiac pathology are less appreciated. Some neuropeptides are cardioprotective, some promote adverse cardiac remodeling and heart failure, and in the case of others their functions are unclear...
January 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093795/the-natural-history-of-pure-autonomic-failure-a-u-s-prospective-cohort
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Horacio Kaufmann, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Italo Biaggioni, Phillip A Low, Wolfgang Singer, David S Goldstein, Amanda C Peltier, Cyndia A Shibao, Christopher H Gibbons, Roy Freeman, David Robertson
OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical features and biomarkers that predict which patients with pure autonomic failure will develop Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or multiple system atrophy. METHODS: One hundred patients who presented with pure autonomic failure were recruited at 5 medical centers in the U.S. Seventy-four patients agreed to be followed prospectively. Patients underwent clinical evaluations including neurological rating scales, sleep questionnaires, smell test, and sympathetic and parasympathetic cardiovascular autonomic function tests...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054752/opposite-modulatory-effects-of-selective-and-non-selective-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-on-cardiovascular-and-autonomic-consequences-of-cyclosporine-in-female-rats
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Karim S Ibrahim, Ahmed F El-Yazbi, Hanan M El-Gowelli, Mahmoud M El-Mas
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine (CSA) are concurrently administered in arthritis. Here, we investigated whether diclofenac (non-selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-1 and 2, COX-1/COX-2), celecoxib (selective COX-2 inhibitor) or SC560 (selective COX-1 inhibitor) interact variably with hemodynamic effects of CSA in conscious female rats. Changes caused by CSA (10 mg/kg i.v.) in blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), HR variability (HRV) and myocardial contractility were assessed in absence and presence of individual NSAIDs (10 mg/kg each)...
January 5, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011585/the-role-of-sympathetic-and-vagal-cardiac-control-on-complexity-of-heart-rate-dynamics
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Luiz Eduardo Virgilio Silva, Carlos Alberto Aguiar Silva, Helio C Salgado, Rubens Fazan
Analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) by nonlinear approaches has been gaining interest due to their ability to extract additional information from heart rate (HR) dynamics, not detectable by traditional approaches. Nevertheless, the physiological interpretation of nonlinear approaches remains unclear. Therefore, we propose long-term (60 min) protocols involving selective blockade of cardiac autonomic receptors to investigate the contribution of sympathetic and parasympathetic function upon nonlinear dynamics of HRV...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011346/bucindolol-improves-right-ventricle-function-in-rats-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-through-the-reversal-of-autonomic-imbalance
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Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Rafael Colombo, Jéssica Hellen Poletto Bonetto, Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Luiza Mezzomo Donatti, Karina Rabello Casali, Alessandra Eifler Guerra Godoy, Isnard Elman Litvin, Paulo Cavalheiro Schenkel, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo, Adriane Belló-Klein
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterised by an elevation in afterload imposed on the right ventricle (RV), leading to hypertrophy and failure. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a key role in the progression to heart failure, and the use of beta-blockers attenuates this process. The aim of this study was to verify the role of bucindolol, aβ1-, β2- and α1-blocker, on the ANS, and its association with RV function in rats with PAH. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control, monocrotaline, control+bucindolol, and monocrotaline+bucindolol...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984428/%C3%AE-adrenergic-responsiveness-in-the-type-2-diabetic-heart-effects-on-cardiac-reserve
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Genevieve A Wilson, Luke C Wilson, Regis R Lamberts, Kamran Majeed, Sudish Lal, Gerard T Wilkins, James C Baldi
: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with reduced cardiac reserve and aerobic capacity. Altered myocardial autonomic nervous regulation has been demonstrated in humans with diabetes (indirectly) and animal models (directly). PURPOSE: To determine the chronotopic and inotropic response of the type 2 diabetic heart to β-adrenergic stimulation. METHODS: 8 people with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes and 7 matched controls performed a DEXA scan and V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak test...
December 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979981/effects-of-different-stresses-on-cardiac-autonomic-control-and-cardiovascular-coupling
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Lin Xie, Binbin Liu, Xiaoni Wang, Mengqi Mei, Mengjun Li, Xiaolin Yu, Jianbao Zhang
The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of different stresses on time varying autonomic reactivity and cardiovascular coupling. In total, 25 male subjects were recruited. RR intervals (RRI), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP), stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO) and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) values were collected during rest, mental arithmetic task (MAT) and cold pressor test (CPT). Baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) was derived using the transfer function method. Continuous wavelet transform of RRI was used to describe the time variant patterns of autonomic neural activities...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978784/correlation-between-decreased-parasympathetic-activity-and-reduced-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-patients-with-lacunar-infarct
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Kannakorn Intharakham, Kesorn Suwanprasert, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa
Reduced cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) was found in patients with recent lacunar infarct. However, its mechanisms were controversial. The breath holding maneuver as vasodilatory stimulus is clinically useful for an estimation of cerebrovasomotor reactivity in well co-operative patients. Patients with lacunar infarct have no higher cortical dysfunction and remain well co-operation. The breath holding maneuver is feasible and safe to perform in patients with lacunar infarct. Autonomic nervous system regulates systemic vascular activity...
13, 2016: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966225/parasympathetic-withdrawal-increases-heart-rate-after-two-weeks-at-3-454%C3%A2-m-altitude
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Christoph Siebenmann, Peter Rasmussen, Mike Hug, Stefanie Keiser, Daniela Flück, James P Fisher, Matthias P Hilty, Marco Maggiorini, Carsten Lundby
Chronic hypoxia increases resting heart rate (HR), but the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. We investigated the relative contributions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, along with potential non-autonomic mechanisms, by individual and combined pharmacological inhibition of muscarinic and/or β-adrenergic receptors. In seven healthy lowlanders, resting HR was determined at sea level (SL) and after 15-18 days of exposure to 3,454 m high altitude (HA) without drug intervention (CONT) as well as after intravenous administration of either propranolol (PROP), glycopyrrolate (GLYC), or PROP and GLYC in combination (PROP+GLYC)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957701/autonomic-cardiovascular-control-and-executive-function-in-chronic-hypotension
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Stefan Duschek, Alexandra Hoffmann, Gustavo A Reyes Del Paso, Ulrich Ettinger
BACKGROUND: Chronic low blood pressure (hypotension) is characterized by complaints such as fatigue, reduced drive, dizziness, and cold limbs. Additionally, deficits in attention and memory have been observed. Autonomic dysregulation is considered to be involved in the origin of this condition. PURPOSE: The study explored autonomic cardiovascular control in the context of higher cognitive processing (executive function) in hypotension. METHODS: Hemodynamic recordings were performed in 40 hypotensive and 40 normotensive participants during execution of four classical executive function tasks (number-letter task, n-back task, continuous performance test, and flanker task)...
December 12, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942158/changes-of-heart-rate-variability-and-prefrontal-oxygenation-during-tai-chi-practice-versus-arm-ergometer-cycling
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Xi Lu, Christina Wan-Ying Hui-Chan, William Wai-Nam Tsang
[Purpose] Exercise has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness and cognitive function. Whether the inclusion of mind over exercise would increase parasympathetic control of the heart and brain activities more than general exercise at a similar intensity is not known. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Tai Chi (mind-body exercise) versus arm ergometer cycling (body-focused exercise) on the heart rate variability and prefrontal oxygenation level. [Subjects and Methods] A Tai Chi master was invited to perform Tai Chi and arm ergometer cycling with similar exercise intensity on two separate days...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933574/-long-term-hrv-analysis-shows-stress-reduction-by-magnesium-intake
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Elmar Wienecke, Claudia Nolden
BACKGROUND: Mental pressure and stress represent an ever-increasing socio-political challenge. The heart rate variability (HRV) measurement, which has its origin in the cardiac function diagnosis, gives information on the neurovegetative activity. A low HRV shows an imbalance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic efferents and thus is an indicator of stress. METHOD: A randomized, controlled, two-armed parallel study with 100 participants and a period of 90 days was performed...
December 2016: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912864/clinical-and-epidemiological-aspects-of-scorpionism-in-the-world-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria S V Santos, Cláudio G L Silva, Basílio Silva Neto, Cícero R P Grangeiro Júnior, Victor H G Lopes, Antônio G Teixeira Júnior, Deryk A Bezerra, João V C P Luna, Josué B Cordeiro, Jucier Gonçalves Júnior, Marcos A P Lima
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion stings are registered worldwide, but the incidence and the features of the envenomations vary depending on the region. The aim of this review was to summarize the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic data worldwide regarding humans stung by scorpions. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted through the online databases of the Virtual Health Library (VHL), which hosts Medline and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Informational (LILACS) database...
December 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900499/cardiac-parasympathetic-dysfunction-in-the-early-phase-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Masashi Suzuki, Tomohiko Nakamura, Masaaki Hirayama, Miki Ueda, Masahisa Katsuno, Gen Sobue
Cardiac parasympathetic function is strongly affected by aging. Although sympathetic dysfunction has been well documented in Parkinson's disease (PD), cardiac parasympathetic dysfunction has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to clarify the development of cardiac parasympathetic dysfunction in the early phase of PD and to explore the age-corrected correlation between cardiac parasympathetic dysfunction and cardiac sympathetic dysfunction. We reviewed 25 healthy controls and 56 patients with idiopathic PD of Hoehn and Yahr stages I-III...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899087/paradoxical-physiological-responses-to-propranolol-in-a-rett-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
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P J Santosh, L Bell, K Lievesley, J Singh, F Fiori
BACKGROUND: Rett Syndrome (RTT), caused by a loss-of-function in the epigenetic modulator: X-linked methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2), is a pervasive neurological disorder characterized by compromised brain functions, anxiety, severe mental retardation, language and learning disabilities, repetitive stereotyped hand movements and developmental regression. An imbalance in the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system (dysautonomia) and the resulting autonomic storms is a frequent occurrence in patients with RTT...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885745/exaggerated-reactivity-of-parasympathetic-nerves-is-involved-in-ventricular-fibrillation-in-j-wave-syndrome
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Tetsuji Shinohara, Hidekazu Kondo, Toyokazu Otsubo, Akira Fukui, Kunio Yufu, Mikiko Nakagawa, Naohiko Takahashi
INTRODUCTION: Brugada syndrome (BrS) and early repolarization syndrome (ERS) are termed the J-wave syndrome. In most cases of J-wave syndrome, ventricular fibrillation (VF) often occurs around midnight or in the early morning when parasympathetic tone is augmented. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between VF and autonomic nervous activity in patients with J-wave syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 28 consecutive patients with J-wave syndrome (20 BrS and 8 ERS) in whom implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) were implanted between January 2002 and December 2014...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844333/cardiac-autonomic-innervation
#17
Hina K Jamali, Fahad Waqar, Myron C Gerson
The autonomic nervous system plays a key role in regulating changes in the cardiovascular system and its adaptation to various human body functions. The sympathetic arm of the autonomic nervous system is associated with the fight and flight response, while the parasympathetic division is responsible for the restorative effects on heart rate, blood pressure, and contractility. Disorders involving these two divisions can lead to, and are seen as, a manifestation of most common cardiovascular disorders. Over the last few decades, extensive research has been performed establishing imaging techniques to quantify the autonomic dysfunction associated with various cardiovascular disorders...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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
#18
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)...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794538/methyl-cpg-binding-protein-2-function-in-cholinergic-neurons-mediates-cardiac-arrhythmogenesis
#19
José A Herrera, Christopher S Ward, Xander H T Wehrens, Jeffrey L Neul
Sudden unexpected death occurs in one quarter of deaths in Rett Syndrome (RTT), a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2). People with RTT show a variety of autonomic nervous system (ANS) abnormalities and mouse models show similar problems including QTc interval prolongation and hypothermia. To explore the role of cardiac problems in sudden death in RTT, we characterized cardiac rhythm in mice lacking Mecp2 function. Male and female mutant mice exhibited spontaneous cardiac rhythm abnormalities including bradycardic events, sinus pauses, atrioventricular block, premature ventricular contractions, non-sustained ventricular arrhythmias, and increased heart rate variability...
October 18, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791149/cardiac-arrhythmia-in-a-mouse-model-of-sodium-channel-scn8a-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Chad R Frasier, Jacy L Wagnon, Yangyang Oliver Bao, Luke G McVeigh, Luis F Lopez-Santiago, Miriam H Meisler, Lori L Isom
: Patients with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) are at increased risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). De novo mutations of the sodium channel gene SCN8A, encoding the sodium channel Nav1.6, result in EIEE13 (OMIM 614558), which has a 10% risk of SUDEP. Here, we investigated the cardiac phenotype of a mouse model expressing the gain of function EIEE13 patient mutation p.Asn1768Asp in Scn8a (Nav1.6-N1768D). We tested Scn8a(N1768D/+) mice for alterations in cardiac excitability...
October 26, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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