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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820549/qishenyiqi-dripping-pill-improves-heart-failure-by-up-regulation-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-expression
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Junfeng Sun, Hua Qian, Xiaoguang Li, Xianling Tang
BACKGROUND: QishenYiqi Dripping Pill (QYDP) is a Chinese herbal medicine that originally was used for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Recently, QYDP was used as a complementary treatment for heart failure (HF) in China. METHODS: An HF rat model was used to clarify the possible therapeutic effects of QYDP on HF. The HF rats were allocated to two groups, HF and HF+QYDP, while normal rats served as a negative control. Cardiac functions were evaluated echocardiographically and hemodynamically...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819869/new-echocardiographic-parameters-in-the-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Monika Špinarová, Jaroslav Meluzín, Helena Podroužková, Radka Štěpánová, Lenka Špinarová
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a serious clinical disease. The pathophysiology of HFpEF is complex, and specific diagnostic criteria have evolved over time. Limited data are available on the quantification of diastolic function using two-dimensional real-time echocardiography, and a simple parameter has not yet been established. The aim of this work is to evaluate new echocardiographic parameters-the diastolic wall strain of the posterior wall (DWS PW) and the vortex formation time (VFT)...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816745/restoration-of-normal-sympathetic-neural-function-in-heart-failure-following-baroreflex-activation-therapy-final-43-month-study-report
#3
Raffaella Dell'Oro, Edoardo Gronda, Gino Seravalle, Giuseppe Costantino, Luca Alberti, Barbara Baronio, Tiziana Staine, Emilio Vanoli, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
BACKGROUND: Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) exerts in severe heart failure sympathoinhibitory effects, improving clinical variables and reducing hospitalization rate. The current follow-up study was aimed at determining the long-term effects of BAT, assessing whether BAT in heart failure allows to restore physiological levels of sympathetic function. METHODS: Seven patients out of the 11 heart failure patients aged 66.5 ± 3 years (mean ± SEM) in New York Heart Association Class III with left ventricular ejection fraction 40% or less and impaired functional capacity recruited in the study survived at the final follow-up (43...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808939/comparison-of-left-ventricular-shape-by-gated-spect-imaging-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Carmela Nappi, Valeria Gaudieri, Wanda Acampa, Roberta Assante, Emilia Zampella, Ciro Gabriele Mainolfi, Mario Petretta, Guido Germano, Alberto Cuocolo
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus induces structural and functional cardiac alterations that can result in heart failure. Left ventricular (LV) shape is a dynamic component of cardiac geometry influencing its contractile function. However, few data are available comparing LV shape index in diabetic and nondiabetic patients without overt coronary artery disease after balancing for coronary risk factors. METHODS: We studied 1168 patients with normal myocardial perfusion and normal LV ejection fraction on stress gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807220/health-characteristics-of-heart-transplant-recipients-surviving-into-their-80s
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Deborah R Tabachnick, Megan E Bowen, Josef Stehlik, Abdallah G Kfoury, William T Caine, Craig H Selzman, Stephen H McKellar
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HTx) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure and has been successful for >30 y. The clinical course of recipients at the extreme of age is unknown. We reviewed our experience to determine the overall health and prevalence of Tx-related medical problems for recipients in their ninth decade. METHODS: We reviewed the UCTP experience from 1985 to present to identify patients who survived into their 80s and matched (1:1) with other recipients for gender and age at HTx, but did not survive to ≥80 y...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805198/severe-reversible-hypocalcemic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-36-years-after-subtotal-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
#6
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780656/hus-induced-cardiac-and-circulatory-failure-is-reversible-using-cardiopulmonary-bypass-as-rescue
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René F Andersen, Jesper V Bjerre, Johan V Povlsen, Mette Veien, Konstantinos Kamperis, Søren Rittig
BACKGROUND: Extra-renal involvement in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) includes gastrointestinal, pancreatic, hepatic, neurological and cardiac manifestations. The current 3-5% mortality rate in HUS patients is primarily attributed to complications related to the central nervous system and the heart. In this brief report, we illustrate that severe cardiac involvement in a patient with HUS is potentially reversible using cardiopulmonary bypass as rescue. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 12-year-old boy was diagnosed with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli-induced HUS related to E...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775200/prognostic-value-of-123-i-betamethyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic-acid-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Hidenobu Hashimoto, Rine Nakanishi, Sunao Mizumura, Yukiko Hashimoto, Yuriko Okamura, Shunsuke Kiuchi, Junichi Yamazaki, Takanori Ikeda
Myocardial fatty acid metabolism imaging using (123)I-betamethyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid single-photon emission computed tomography (BMIPP-SPECT) is a useful modality for identifying high-risk patients with known ischemic heart disease. However, its utility for patients with non-ischemic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (NIHFpEF) is not well-known. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic value of BMIPP defect score (BDS) in patients presenting with NIHFpEF. Methods: Of 804 consecutive patients who were admitted to the hospital because of acute HF and underwent BMIPP-SPECT, we identified 133 patients (73±13 years) who had normal coronary artery by invasive coronary angiography and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (≥50%) by echocardiography...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772035/bioelectrical-signals-improve-cardiac-function-and-modify-gene-expression-of-extracellular-matrix-components
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Karin Macfelda, Barbara Kapeller, Alexander Holly, Bruno K Podesser, Udo Losert, Kersten Brandes, Peter Goettel, Johannes Mueller
AIMS: Beyond the influence of stimulating devices on cardiac excitation, their use in treating patients with heart failure has positive effects on the myocardium at the molecular level. Electrical signals can induce a wide spectrum of effects in living tissue. Therefore, we sought to determine whether applying electrical microcurrent directly to failing hearts leads to functional improvement. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixteen male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) with heart failure underwent application of a patch electrode to the left ventricular epicardium and placement of a subcutaneous counter electrode...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762167/elevated-myocardial-extracellular-volume-fraction-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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James J Starc, Ryan A Moore, Mantosh S Rattan, Chet R Villa, Zhiqian Gao, Wojciech Mazur, John L Jefferies, Michael D Taylor
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, X-linked recessive disease with an associated cardiomyopathy characterized by myocardial fibrosis leading to heart failure, arrhythmias, and death. Earlier detection and treatment of cardiac involvement in DMD hold potential to improve outcomes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) extracellular volume (ECV) quantification using T1 mapping is a histologically validated, non-invasive marker of diffuse fibrosis. This study aims to determine the ECV in a pediatric DMD population, and correlate it with metrics of left ventricular function...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761607/-severe-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-a-patient-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-automated-implantable-defibrillator-aid
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Stéphane Méo Ikama, Jospin Makani, Bertrand Ellenga-Mbolla, Louis Igor Ondze-Kafata, Thierry Raoul Gombet, Gisèle Kimbally-Kaky
Severe ventricular arrhythmias are frequent during heart failure; they are a life-threatening condition due to the increased risk of sudden death. Efficient management remains limited in sub-Saharan Africa because of the limited or unavailable medical resources as automated implantable defibrillator (AID). We report the case of a 56-year old patient with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy with very low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)who underwent AID implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular arrhythmias in 2012...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752617/high-body-mass-index-is-a-predictor-of-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Arthur Cescau, Lucas N L Van Aelst, Mathilde Baudet, Alain Cohen Solal, Damien Logeart
AIMS: Structural and functional left ventricular alterations can occur in heart failure (HF), referred to as left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR). This study aimed to define novel predictors of LVRR besides well-known effects of medical and device therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: From echographic database, we included 295 patients with both left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤45% and indexed left ventricular end-diastolic diameter ≥33 mm/m(2) and who had at least two echocardiographic exams with a delay between 3 and 12 months...
July 27, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748885/cardiac-status-in-children-with-acute-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
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Tushar Idhate, Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag
Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is the most common type of glomerulonephritis seen in children. It can affect multiple organs with heart being frequently involved. Yet, there are very few studies on cardiac status in children with PSGN and hence this study was conducted. All consecutive children from 1 month to 12 years of age, admitted over a two-year period with a diagnosis of PSGN, were included in the study. An electrocardiogram (ECG) and two-dimensional echocardiogram were performed in all patients on admission and repeated at six and 12 weeks, if abnormal...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734909/prognostic-value-of-exercise-stress-echocardiography-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Coppelia Goublaire, Maria Melissopoulou, David Lobo, Naozumi Kubota, Constance Verdonk, Claire Cimadevilla, Isabelle Codogno, Eric Brochet, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of mean pressure gradient (MPG) increase and peak systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) measured during exercise stress echocardiography in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Exercise testing is recommended in asymptomatic AS patients, but the additional value of exercise-stress echocardiography, especially the prognostic value of MPG increase and peak SPAP, is still debated...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733066/effective-use-of-levosimendan-in-anthracycline-induced-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Nikolaos Miaris, Stefanos Zezas, Joseph Sgouros, Dimitra-Christina Zirou, Stefania Gkoura, George Stamoulis, Helen Angelopoulou, George Avgeropoulos, Epaminondas Samantas
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy is a serious side effect that ranges from mild left ventricular systolic impairment to congestive heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Currently, there is no evidence indicating the effective use of levosimendan in these cases. OBJECTIVE: We aim to present a case of life-threatening doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy that was successfully managed with levosimendan. CASE: A 48-year-old female with formerly normal heart function, who had been treated with doxorubicin-based regimens for dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, presented with cardiomyopathy with low left ventricular ejection fraction eight months after the last infusion...
July 18, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720592/exercise-training-improves-but-does-not-normalize-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-function-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Silmara Gusso, Teresa Pinto, James C Baldi, José G B Derraik, Wayne S Cutfield, Tim Hornung, Paul L Hofman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of 20 weeks of exercise training in aerobic capacity on left ventricular function and glycemic control in adolescents with and without type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-three adolescents with type 1 diabetes (aged 15.6 years) were divided into two groups: exercise training (n = 38) and nontraining (n = 15). Twenty-two healthy adolescents without diabetes (aged 16.7 years) were included and, with the 38 participants with type 1 diabetes, participated in a 20-week exercise-training intervention...
July 18, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706743/when-is-the-optimal-timing-of-surgical-intervention-for-severe-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Masanobu Ishii, Koichi Kaikita, Ken Okamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Seiji Takashio, Seiji Hokimoto, Toshihiro Fukui, Kenichi Tsujita
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a serious pathology to be noted for severe right heart failure (HF) and poor prognosis; however, the conventional assessment of TR has some limitations and the optimal timing of surgical intervention remains unclear. A 79-year-old Japanese female was admitted to our hospital to undergo cardiac surgery, because edema gradually got worse despite the increase in diuretics. She had a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic HF due to severe TR and had been treated with a furosemide for leg edema 4 years ago...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705910/fatigability-exercise-intolerance-and-abnormal-skeletal-muscle-energetics-in-heart-failure
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Kilian Weiss, Michael Schär, Gurusher S Panjrath, Yi Zhang, Kavita Sharma, Paul A Bottomley, Asieh Golozar, Angela Steinberg, Gary Gerstenblith, Stuart D Russell, Robert G Weiss
BACKGROUND: Among central and peripheral factors contributing to exercise intolerance (EI) in heart failure (HF), the extent to which skeletal muscle (SM) energy metabolic abnormalities occur and contribute to EI and increased fatigability in HF patients with reduced or preserved ejection fraction (HFrEF and HFpEF, respectively) are not known. An energetic plantar flexion exercise fatigability test and magnetic resonance spectroscopy were used to probe the mechanistic in vivo relationships among SM high-energy phosphate concentrations, mitochondrial function, and EI in HFrEF and HFpEF patients and in healthy controls...
July 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705379/prognostic-usefulness-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-for-managing-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Van D Le, Gunnar V Jensen, Lars Kjøller-Hansen
The approach to managing asymptomatic or questionably symptomatic patients for aortic stenosis is difficult. We aimed to determine whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is prognostically useful in such patients. Patients judged asymptomatic or questionably symptomatic for aortic stenosis with aortic valve area index <0.6 cm(2)/m(2) and left ventricular ejection fraction ≥0.50 were managed conservatively provided they had either (group 1) normal peak oxygen consumption and peak oxygen pulse (>83% and >95% of the predicted values, respectively) or (group 2) subnormal peak oxygen consumption or peak oxygen pulse but with CPET data pointing to pathologies other than hemodynamic compromise from aortic stenosis...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701670/impact-of-compound-hypertonic-saline-solution-on-decompensated-heart-failure
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Yanfang Wan, Lei Li, Heping Niu, Xiaoli Ma, Jing Yang, Chen Yuan, Guichen Mu, Jun Zhang
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of hypertonic saline solution (C-HSS) with high dose furosemide on hospitalization time, readmission, and mortality in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III heart failure.Decompensated heart failure patients (NYHA III) with chronic ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy and ejection fraction < 40% were divided into 2 groups in an open-label random manner: the first group received a 1-hour intravenous infusion of furosemide (100 mg) plus compound C-HSS (100 mL) twice daily and underwent serious water restriction (500 mL/day); the second group received furosemide intravenous bolus (100 mg) twice a day and water restriction (500 mL/day), without C-HSS...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
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