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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532169/impact-of-metoprolol-treatment-on-cardiac-function-and-exercise-tolerance-in-heart-failure-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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Jingjing Huang, Ran Zhang, Xuelu Liu, Yong Meng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of neuropsychiatric disorders on the effect of metoprolol on cardiac and motor function in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS: From February 2013 to April 2016, CHF patients with clinical mental disorders, received metoprolol (23.75 or 47.5 mg, once daily, p.o) at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University. Mental status was confirmed by means of hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) and Copenhagen burnout inventory (CBI) scale...
May 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528324/new-role-for-interleukin-13-receptor-%C3%AE-1-in-myocardial-homeostasis-and-heart-failure
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Uri Amit, David Kain, Allon Wagner, Avinash Sahu, Yael Nevo-Caspi, Nir Gonen, Natali Molotski, Tal Konfino, Natalie Landa, Nili Naftali-Shani, Galia Blum, Emmanuelle Merquiol, Danielle Karo-Atar, Yariv Kanfi, Gidi Paret, Ariel Munitz, Haim Y Cohen, Eytan Ruppin, Sridhar Hannenhalli, Jonathan Leor
BACKGROUND: The immune system plays a pivotal role in myocardial homeostasis and response to injury. Interleukins-4 and -13 are anti-inflammatory type-2 cytokines, signaling via the common interleukin-13 receptor α1 chain and the type-2 interleukin-4 receptor. The role of interleukin-13 receptor α1 in the heart is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed myocardial samples from human donors (n=136) and patients with end-stage heart failure (n=177). We found that the interleukin-13 receptor α1 is present in the myocardium and, together with the complementary type-2 interleukin-4 receptor chain Il4ra, is significantly downregulated in the hearts of patients with heart failure...
May 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526545/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Agostino Buonauro, Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Angelo Canora, Maria Luisa Bocchino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Maria Lembo, Roberta Esposito, Sabrina Castaldo, Bruno Trimarco, Alessandro Sanduzzi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on right ventricular (RV) involvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed at evaluating early RV dysfunction by standard and advanced echocardiography in OSA. METHODS: Fifty-nine OSA patients without heart failure and 29 age-matched controls underwent standard, speckle tracking and real time 3D echocardiography of right ventricle. OSA patients performed lung function tests and overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring with evaluation of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523319/amyloidosis-a-rare-cause-of-refractory-heart-failure-in-a-young-female
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Irina Iuliana Costache, Claudia Florida Costea, Mihai Danciu, Victor Vlad Costan, Viviana Aursulesei, Gabriela FlorenŢa Dumitrescu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc, Anca Sava
Cardiac amyloidosis may occur in any type of systemic amyloidosis. The clinical picture is often characterized by restrictive cardiomyopathy. We report the case of a 41-year-old female patient admitted to the Department of Cardiology with clinical signs of right heart failure: congested jugular veins, hepatomegaly, peripheral edema, ascites associated with atrial fibrillation, low values of arterial blood pressure and oliguria. Echocardiographic findings were helpful for the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis: enlarged atrial cavities, normal size ventricles, thickened ventricular septum and posterior left ventricle wall with normal left ventricular ejection fraction, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515819/sub-clinical-hypothyroidism-and-its-association-with-increased-cardiovascular-mortality-call-for-action
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REVIEW
Abdalla Hassan, Alvaro Altamirano-Ufion, Beenish Zulfiqar, Prajwal Boddu
Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating different functions regarding metabolism and performance in multiple organs. Any change in the thyroid hormones axis can lead to profound effect on the vital organ stability especially the cardiovascular system. Hypothyroidism is classified according to the clinical presentation as overt and subclinical. Currently, there exists a paucity of evidence on the beneficial effects of thyroxine hormone replacement on cardiovascular mortality outcomes in subclinical hypothyroidism...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511855/clinical-correlates-and-prognostic-impact-of-impaired-iron-storage-versus-impaired-iron-transport-in-an-international-cohort-of-1821-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Pedro Moliner, Ewa A Jankowska, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Nuria Farre, Piotr Rozentryt, Cristina Enjuanes, Lech Polonski, Oona Meroño, Adriaan A Voors, Piotr Ponikowski, Peter Van der Meer, Josep Comin-Colet
AIMS: To define iron deficiency in chronic heart failure (CHF), both, ferritin<100μg/L (indicating reduced iron storage) and transferrin saturation (TSAT)<20% (indicating reduced iron transport) are used. The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and prognosis of either low ferritin or low TSAT in patients with CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the clinical impact of impaired iron storage (IIS) and impaired iron transport (IIT) either alone or in combination compared to patients with normal iron status (NIS), in an international cohort of 1821 patients with CHF with a mean age of 66±13years and mean left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%±15...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496511/evaluation-of-coronary-arteries-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathies-a-case-report
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Farveh Vakilian, Mahmood Mohamadzadeh Shabestari, Ahmad Amin, Soheila Chamanian, Toktam Moghiman
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a congenital cardiac disease with myocardial involvement, most probably right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, accounting for 20% of sudden cardiac deaths. Characterized by the fibro-fatty infiltration of the RV free wall, ARVD/C presents in adolescents with ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure symptoms and as biventricular failure in adults. The coronary risk in these patients is not clear. We present an incidental finding: the left anterior descending artery cut-off in a middle-aged man with ARVD/C...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472418/increased-passive-stiffness-promotes-diastolic-dysfunction-despite-improved-ca2-handling-during-left-ventricular-concentric-hypertrophy
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Åsmund T Røe, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Kristine Skårdal, Nazha Hamdani, Wolfgang A Linke, Håvard E Danielsen, Ole M Sejersted, Ivar Sjaastad, William E Louch
Aims: Concentric hypertrophy following pressure-overload is linked to preserved systolic function but impaired diastolic function, and is an important substrate for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. While increased passive stiffness of the myocardium is a suggested mechanism underlying diastolic dysfunction in these hearts, the contribution of a ctive diastolic Ca 2+ cycling in cardiomyocytes remains unclear. In this study, we sought to dissect contributions of passive and active mechanisms to diastolic dysfunction in the concentrically hypertrophied heart following pressure-overload...
May 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458697/myocardial-iron-load-measured-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-evaluate-cardiac-systolic-function-in-thalassemia
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Masoumeh Kahnooji, Hamid Reza Rashidinejad, Mohammad Shahram Yazdanpanah, Nahid Azdaki, Ahmad Naghibzadeh-Tahami
BACKGROUND: The assessment of cardiac iron overload in thalassemia major has been considered as an important predictive factor of heart injury. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived relaxation time parameter (T2*) varies inversely with iron level, and elevated myocardial iron levels by T2* are associated with depressed left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). We compared echocardiographic (ECHO) indices of systolic function to myocardial T2* in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional database review identified 200 consecutive patients with thalassemia who underwent both ECHO and MRI T2* assessment...
September 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458528/significance-of-nt-pro-bnp-in-acute-exacerbation-of-copd-patients-without-underlying-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Muhammad Adrish, Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Edison J Cano, Bharat Bajantri, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal fragment of pro-BNP (NT-pro-BNP) are established biomarkers of heart failure. Increased levels of natriuretic peptide (NP) have been associated with poor outcomes in acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD); however, most studies did not address the conditions that can also increase NT-pro-BNP levels. We aimed to determine if NT-pro-BNP levels correlate with outcomes of AECOPD in patients without heart failure and other conditions that can affect NT-pro-BNP levels...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456315/usefulness-of-the-direct-and-or-total-bilirubin-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Atsushi Okada, Yasuo Sugano, Toshiyuki Nagai, Yasuyuki Honda, Naotsugu Iwakami, Hiroki Nakano, Seiji Takashio, Satoshi Honda, Yasuhide Asaumi, Takeshi Aiba, Teruo Noguchi, Kengo Kusano, Satoshi Yasuda, Toshihisa Anzai
Abnormal liver function test results are often observed in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, the prognostic value of bilirubin fractionation has not been elucidated. The prognostic value of direct bilirubin (DB), in comparison with total bilirubin (TB), was examined in 556 consecutive patients with ADHF. Patients with elevated DB showed mostly similar patient characteristics including signs of elevated right-sided pressure (frequent hepatomegaly, jugular venous distention, dilated inferior vena cava, and elevated gamma-glutamyltransferase) and decreased cardiac output (cold extremities, decreased pulse pressure, and lower blood pressure) and other parameters of heart failure (HF) severity (increased plasma renin activity, decreased sodium, total cholesterol, and ejection fraction) to elevated TB; however, only patients with elevated DB showed a significant difference in the frequency of HF history and alkaline phosphatase value...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455293/true-anemia-red-blood-cell-volume-deficit-in-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
David Montero, Carsten Lundby, Frank Ruschitzka, Andreas J Flammer
BACKGROUND: Anemia in heart failure (HF) is commonly diagnosed according to hemoglobin concentration [Hb], hence may be the result of hemodilution or true red blood cell volume (RBCV) deficit. Whether true (nonhemodilutional) anemia in HF can or cannot be generally inferred by [Hb] measurements and clinical correlates remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature and investigate the status and correlates of RBCV in patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched since their inceptions until April 2016 for articles directly reporting or allowing the calculation of intravascular volumes (RBCV, plasma volume) in patients with HF according to the International Council for Standardization in Hematology...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455131/echocardiographic-pulmonary-artery-pressure-estimation-and-heart-failure-rehospitalization-burden-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Enrique Santas, Rafael de la Espriella-Juan, Anna Mollar, Ernesto Valero, Gema Miñana, Juan Sanchis, Francisco Javier Chorro, Julio Núñez
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a strong predictor of mortality in patients with heart failure (HF). However, the relationship between PH, through echocardiographic pulmonary artery pressure (PASP) estimation, and the risk of HF rehospitalizations remains unclear. METHODS: We prospectively included 2343 consecutive patients discharged for acute heart failure (AHF). PH was estimated by echocardiography through PASP determination during the index admission. Patients were categorized as follows across PASP: non-measurable, normal (≤35mmHg), mild (36-45mmHg), moderate (46-60mmHg), or severe PH (>60mmHg)...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451449/benefit-of-tolvaptan-in-the-management-of-hyponatraemia-in-patients-with-diuretic-refractory-congestive-heart-failure-the-semi-sec-project
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Antonio Pose, Luis Almenar, Juan José Gavira, Amador López-Granados, Teresa Blasco, Juan Delgado, Oscar Aramburu, Avelino Rodríguez, Luis Manzano, Nicolás Manito
AIMS: Hyponatraemia is an electrolyte disorder that occurs in advanced congestive heart failure (HF) and worsens prognosis. We explored the usefulness of tolvaptan, which has shown promising results in the treatment of this condition. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study is based on a retrospective national registry (2011-15) of patients hospitalized with refractory HF and hyponatraemia who agreed to receive tolvaptan when standard treatment was ineffective. The benefit of tolvaptan was analysed according to the following criteria: normalization ([Na(+)] ≥ 135 mmol/L) or increased sodium levels [Na(+)] ≥ 4 mEq/L on completion of treatment, and increase in urine output by 300 or 500 mL at 48 h...
May 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449951/inspiratory-muscle-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Patricia Palau, Eloy Domínguez, Eduardo Núñez, Jose María Ramón, Laura López, Joana Melero, Alejandro Bellver, Francisco J Chorro, Vicent Bodí, Antoni Bayés-Genis, Juan Sanchis, Julio Núñez
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by impaired exercise capacity due to dyspnea and fatigue. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the exercise intolerance in HFpEF are not well established. We sought to evaluate the effects of inspiratory muscle function on exercise tolerance in symptomatic patients with HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 74 stable symptomatic patients with HFpEF and NYHA II-III underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise test between June 2012 and May 2016...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421174/utility-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-derived-wave-intensity-analysis-as-a-marker-of-ventricular-function-in-children-with-heart-failure-and-normal-ejection-fraction
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Hopewell N Ntsinjana, Robin Chung, Paolo Ciliberti, Vivek Muthurangu, Silvia Schievano, Jan Marek, Kim H Parker, Andrew M Taylor, Giovanni Biglino
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to explore the diagnostic insight of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived wave intensity analysis to better study systolic dysfunction in young patients with chronic diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction (EF), comparing it against other echocardiographic and CMR parameters. BACKGROUND: Evaluating systolic and diastolic dysfunctions in children is challenging, and a gold standard method is currently lacking...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417288/troponin-t-elevation-after-permanent-pacemaker-implantation
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Xueying Chen, Ziqing Yu, Jin Bai, Shulan Hu, Wei Wang, Shengmei Qin, Jingfeng Wang, Zhe Sun, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
PURPOSE: The objective of the study is to study the incidence, significance, and factors associated with cardiac troponin T (CTNT) elevation after pacemaker implantation. METHODS: Three hundred seventy-four patients (104 single-chamber pacemakers or ICD, 243 dual-chamber pacemakers, and 27 cardiac resynchronization therapy/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator) who had normal levels of CTNT at baseline and underwent implantation of a permanent pacemaker system were included in this study...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411073/arterial-stiffness-and-elevated-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-in-patients-at-risk-for-the-development-or-a-previous-diagnosis-of-hf-a-subgroup-analysis-from-the-diast-chf-study
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Claus Lüers, Tobias Daniel Trippel, Sebastian Seeländer, Rolf Wachter, Gerd Hasenfuss, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Anna Bobenko, Kathleen Nolte, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann
Left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) is a marker for diastolic dysfunction and heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (pEF). The interaction between arterial stiffness (AS) and elevated LVFP has not been sufficiently investigated. In 257 patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (mean age: 66 years, 53% female, mean left ventricular ejection fraction: 61%) and at least one cardiovascular risk factor (eg, hypertension and diabetes) for the development of HF or a previous diagnosis of HF, LVFP was estimated in accordance with the recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography (elevated when E/e' ≥ 13, left atrial volume index ≥ 34 mL/m(2))...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400930/the-relationships-between-body-mass-index-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-a-structurally-normal-heart-with-normal-ejection-fraction
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Jeong-Sook Seo, Han-Young Jin, Jae-Sik Jang, Tae-Hyun Yang, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Dong-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: We conducted research to determine the effect of the weight on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in Asians, who are at greater risk of cardiovascular events compared to individuals from Western countries with similar body mass indices (BMIs). METHODS: We studied 543 participants with structurally normal hearts and normal ejection fractions. Participants were classified as normal-weight (BMI < 23.0 kg/m(2)), overweight (BMI 23.0-27.4 kg/m(2)), or obese (BMI ≥ 27...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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