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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165724/protective-effect-and-potential-mechanism-of-simvastatin-on-myocardial-injury-induced-by-diabetes-with-hypoglycemia
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Haiqing Li, Qianqian Zhao, Rong Liu, Lan Yang, Huanzhen Chen, Xiangli Cui
Background Simvastatin has been reported to reduce cardiovascular related morbidity and mortality in clinical trials which was independent of its cholesterol-lowering effect. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of simvastatin on myocardial injury caused by diabetic hypoglycemia and the possible underlying mechanism. Methods We used streptozotocin (STZ) at a dose of 55 mg/kg to induce diabetes mellitus (DM) and over-dose insulin to induce hypoglycemia to establish diabetic hypoglycemia rat models...
November 17, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164920/cardiac-structure-and-function-predicts-functional-decline-in-the-oldest-old
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David Leibowitz, Jeremy M Jacobs, Irit Lande-Stessman, Dan Gilon, Jochanan Stessman
Background This study examined the association between cardiac structure and function and the deterioration in activities of daily living (ADLs) in an age-homogenous, community-dwelling population of patients born in 1920-1921 over a five-year follow-up period. Design Longitudinal cohort study. Methods Patients were recruited from the Jerusalem Longitudinal Cohort Study, which has followed an age-homogenous cohort of Jerusalem residents born in 1920-1921. Patients underwent home echocardiography and were followed up for five years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164840/correlations-between-anterior-wall-motion-velocity-of-ascending-aorta-measured-by-quantitative-tissue-velocity-image-and-left-ventricular-geometry-as-well-as-left-heart-function-in-hypertension-patients
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Chunyue Luo, Yan Liu, Zuojia Li, Jianying Lin, Ru Chen, Tieshan Zhang, Ying Hu, Guanxun Cheng
BACKGROUD: This study aimed to analyze the correlations between anterior wall motion velocity of ascending aorta measured by quantitative tissue velocity image (QTVI) technique and left ventricular geometry as well as left heart function to evaluate its value of clinical application. METHODS: 110 hypertension patients and 35 healthy controls were included. left ventricular concentric remodeling group and left ventricular hypertrophy group. The QTVI technique was used to obtain the velocity curve of anterior wall of ascending aorta, the peak systolic velocity (Vs), peak velocity of early diastolic motion (Ve) and peak velocity of late diastolic motion (Va)...
November 22, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163841/assessing-right-ventricular-function-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients-and-the-correlation-with-the-new-york-heart-association-nyha-classification
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Xiaoke Shang, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong, Rong Lu, Lijun Wang, Bin Wang, Yousan Chen, Liang Zhong, Mei Liu
This investigation aimed to compare the pressure-volume loop (PV loop) measurements in three less symptomatic categories (New York Heart Association classes , NYHA I, II, and III) of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients since NYHA classification system performance is limited by the shortcomings discussed above. Thirty-six patients were enrolled in this study with PV loop measurement acquisition via micro-conductance catheters. Functional classification according to NYHA was determined with comprehensive assessing function and activity...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163203/cyclic-stretch-alters-vascular-reactivity-of-mouse-aortic-segments
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Arthur Leloup, Sofie De Moudt, Cor Van Hove, Paul Fransen
Large, elastic arteries buffer the pressure wave originating in the left ventricle and are constantly exposed to higher amplitudes of cyclic stretch (10%) than muscular arteries (2%). As a crucial factor for endothelial and smooth muscle cell function, cyclic stretch has, however, never been studied in ex vivo aortic segments of mice. To investigate the effects of cyclic stretch on vaso-reactivity of mouse aortic segments, we used the Rodent Oscillatory Tension Set-up to study Arterial Compliance (ROTSAC). The aortic segments were clamped at frequencies of 6-600 bpm between two variable preloads, thereby mimicking dilation as upon left ventricular systole and recoiling as during diastole...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162773/a-high-fat-and-high-cholesterol-diet-induces-cardiac-fibrosis-vascular-endothelial-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-shrsp5-dmcr-rats
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Shogo Watanabe, Shota Kumazaki, Katsuhiro Kusunoki, Terumi Inoue, Yui Maeda, Shinichi Usui, Ryoko Shinohata, Takashi Ohtsuki, Satoshi Hirohata, Shozo Kusachi, Kazuya Kitamori, Mari Mori, Yukio Yamori, Hisao Oka
AIM: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) increases cardiovascular risk regardless of risk factors in metabolic syndrome. However, the intermediary factors between NASH and vascular disease are still unknown because a suitable animal model has never been established. The stroke-prone (SP) spontaneously hypertensive rat, SHRSP5/Dmcr, simultaneously develops hypertension, acute arterial lipid deposits in mesenteric arteries, and NASH when feed with a high-fat and high-cholesterol (HFC) diet...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161704/long-term-renal-and-cardiac-outcomes-after-stenting-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-and-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Cristiana Catena, GianLuca Colussi, Gabriele Brosolo, Nicolas Verheyen, Marileda Novello, Nicole Bertin, Alessandro Cavarape, Leonardo A Sechi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) is frequently detected in patients with resistant hypertension (RHTN), but the evidence supporting the utility of renal revascularization in these patients is limited. This prospective, observational study investigates the outcomes of renal stenting in patients with RHTN and hemodynamically significant ARAS. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with RHTN were selected because of angiographic evidence of ARAS >70% and were followed for 4 years after renal stenting...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161313/biomarkers-and-echocardiography-for-evaluating-the-improvement-of-the-ventricular-diastolic-function-after-surgical-relief-of-hydronephrosis
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Huei-Ming Yeh, Ting-Tse Lin, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ho-Shiang Huang, Sheng-Nan Chang, Jou-Wei Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Ling-Ping Lai, Yi-You Huang, Chun-Lin Chu
The pathophysiology of cardio-renal syndrome (CRS) is complex. Hydronephrosis caused by urolithiasis may cause cytokine release and lead to cardiac dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac function changes observed in patients who received double J placement using feasible biomarkers and echocardiography. This was a prospective, single-center study. Eighty-seven patients who presented with acute unilateral hydronephrosis and received ureteroscope stone manipulation were enrolled. Echocardiography and cytokines were measured on the day of the operation and 24 hours after the procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160855/effects-of-red-palm-oil-on-myocardial-antioxidant-enzymes-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-heart-function-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Emma Katengua-Thamahane, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Iveta Bernatova, Matus Sykora, Vladimir Knezl, Jacques Van Rooyen, Narcis Tribulova
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of antioxidants rich red palm oil (RPO) supplementation on cardiac oxidative stress known as crucial factor deteriorating heart function in hypertension. 3-month-old, male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were fed standard rat chow without or with RPO (0.2 mL/day/5 weeks). General characteristic of rats were registered. Left ventricular tissue (LV) was used to determine expression of superoxide dismutases (SOD1, SOD2) and glutathione peroxidases (Gpx) as well as activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158668/reversal-of-cognitive-impairment-in-a-hypotensive-elderly-population-using-a-passive-exercise-intervention
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Kenneth J McLeod, Astrid Stromhaug
Background: Cognitive decline in the elderly is strongly associated with cerebral hypoperfusion, a condition that can be reversed with exercise. Adhering to a traditional exercise regimen, however, is challenging for this population. Objective: In a pilot clinical study, we evaluated the ability of a "passive" exercise regimen (noninvasive calf muscle pump stimulation) to normalize blood pressure in a chronically hypotensive elderly population and enhance cognitive function...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158181/effects-of-noninvasive-ventilation-with-bilevel-positive-airway-pressure-on-exercise-tolerance-and-dyspnea-in-heart-failure-patients
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Mansueto Gomes Neto, Laís Fernanda Gama Duarte, Erenaldo de Sousa Rodrigues-Jr, Hugo Souza Bittencourt, Noélia Gonçalves Dos Santos, Bruno Costa David, Eugênia da Silva Lima, Helena França Correia Dos Reis
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome that results in inadequate blood supply, leading to a number of structural and functional changes. Noninvasive ventilatory support (NIVS) is used as an adjuvant treatment to improve the functional capacity of these patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of NIVS with bilevel positive airway pressure ventilation (BiPAP) on exercise tolerance and dyspnea in HF patients. METHODS: Forty patients with New York Heart Association class I/II/III HF were randomly assigned either to a NIVS group (n=20) or a control group (n=20)...
November 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156826/protective-effect-of-ginkgo-biloba-leaves-extract-egb761-on-myocardium-injury-in-ischemia-reperfusion-rats-via-regulation-of-tlr-4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Yuping Tang, Guisheng Zhou, Lijun Yao, Ping Xue, Danhong Yu, Renjie Xu, Wen Shi, Xin Yao, Zhaowei Yan, Jin-Ao Duan
Beneficial actions of EGb 761 against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in lung, brain and renal ischemia have been described. However, the relationship between EGb 761 and signal molecules in myocardial ischemia reperfusion has not been well elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanism of EGb 761 preconditioning on anti-myocardial I/R injuries in vivo. Meanwhile, their potential anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammation effect were assessed. Hemodynamic parameters were monitored as left ventricular systolic pressure, LV end-diastolic pressure and maximal rate of increase and decrease of left ventricular pressure (dP/dtmax)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155790/a-mouse-5-6th-nephrectomy-model-that-induces-experimental-uremic-cardiomyopathy
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Xiaoliang Wang, Muhammad A Chaudhry, Ying Nie, Zijian Xie, Joseph I Shapiro, Jiang Liu
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a great risk factor for cardiovascular disease events and mortality, and progressively develops to the clinical phenotype called "uremic cardiomyopathy". We describe here an experimental CKD mouse model, named 5/6(th) partial nephrectomy (PNx) with pole ligation, which developed uremic cardiomyopathy at four weeks post-surgery. This PNx model was performed by a two-step surgery. In step-one surgery, both poles of the left kidney were ligated. In step-two surgery, which was performed 7 days after the step-one surgery, the right kidney was removed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155385/local-low-dose-urokinase-thrombolysis-for-the-management-of-hemodynamically-stable-pulmonary-embolism-with-right-ventricular-dysfunction
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Sara Alcántara Carmona, Marina Pérez Redondo, Luis Nombela Franco, Rocío González Costero, Bárbara Balandín Moreno, Miguel Valdivia de la Fuente, Santiago Méndez Alonso, Agustín García Suárez, Ana Royuela
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of local low-dose urokinase thrombolysis (LLDUT) in hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective study. LLDUT with a 200,000 IU bolus followed by a 100,000 IU/h infusion. Treatment duration was determined through radiological control performed 48-72h into treatment. Follow-up echocardiogram was performed within seven days after LLDUT completion. Evolution of thrombus burden, pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) and RVD were studied, and hemorrhagic complications and mortality were recorded...
November 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155072/a-protocol-to-study-ex-vivo-mouse-working-heart-at-human-like-heart-rate
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Han-Zhong Feng, Jian-Ping Jin
Genetically modified mice are widely used as experimental models to study human heart function and diseases. However, the fast rate of normal mouse heart at 400-600bpm limits its capacity of assessing kinetic parameters that are important for the physiology and pathophysiology of human heart that beats at a much slower rate (75-180bpm). To extend the value of mouse models, we established a protocol to study ex vivo mouse working hearts at a human-like heart rate. In the presence of 300μM lidocaine to lower pacemaker and conductive activities and prevent arrhythmia, a stable rate of 120-130bpm at 37°C is achieved for ex vivo mouse working hearts...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154247/diagnostic-evaluation-of-neck-torsion-test-in-objective-examination-in-patients-with-vertigo-and-or-hearing-impairment
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Piotr Niewiadomski, Marzena Bielińska, Piotr Pietkiewicz, Jurek Olszewski
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the neck torsion test in objective examinations of patients with vertigo and/or hearing loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 100 patients, including 54 women and 46 men aged 17-79 years, who were divided into two groups: I - 50 patients, including 30 women and 20 men aged 17-79 years (mean age 49.92 years) with dizziness and/or hearing impairments, and confirmed asymmetry of intracranial vessels, II - 50 patients - the control group, including 24 women and 26 men aged 20-71 years without dizziness and/or hearing disorders and without disturbance in the construction of intracranial vessels...
October 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153687/influence-of-non-dipping-pattern-of-blood-pressure-in-gestational-hypertension-on-maternal-cardiac-function-hemodynamics-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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A Ilic, D J Ilic, S Tadic, M Stefanovic, A Stojsic-Milosavljevic, K Pavlovic, A Redzek, L Velicki
BACKGROUND: An association between gestational hypertension (GH) and changes of maternal cardiac function was previously reported. AIM: The study assessed the effect of non-dipping pattern of blood pressure (BP) in GH on haemodynamic function and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). METHODS: This study included 126 women (91 with GH and 35 normotensive controls). Based on the BP values measured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), all hypertensive women were classified in dipper (46 women) or in non-dipper group (45 women)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153571/association-of-abnormal-left-ventricular-functional-reserve-with-outcome-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Wojciech Kosmala, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Aleksandra Rojek, Andrzej Mysiak, Andrzej Dabrowski, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the prognostic value of abnormal diastolic and systolic responses to exercise (on the basis of exertional E/e' and global longitudinal strain rate [GSR]) in a well-characterized population of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). BACKGROUND: Impaired cardiovascular functional reserve is believed to contribute to adverse outcomes in HFpEF. However, the exact characteristics of pathophysiological profiles associated with increased clinical risk are still poorly defined...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153568/maternal-obesity-and-cardiac-development-in-the-offspring-study-in-human-neonates-and-minipigs
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Maria Angela Guzzardi, Tiziana Liistro, Luna Gargani, Lamia Ait Ali, Gennaro D'Angelo, Silvia Rocchiccioli, Federica La Rosa, Alessandra Kemeny, Elena Sanguinetti, Nadia Ucciferri, Mariarosaria De Simone, Antonietta Bartoli, Pierluigi Festa, Piero A Salvadori, Silvia Burchielli, Rosa Sicari, Patricia Iozzo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of maternal overweight on cardiac development in offspring in infants (short term) and minipigs (short and longer term). BACKGROUND: The epidemic of overweight involves pregnant women. The uterine environment affects organ development, modulating disease susceptibility. Offspring of obese mothers have higher rates of cardiovascular events and mortality. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in infants born to lean and overweight mothers at birth and at 3, 6, and 12 months of age...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153567/potential-usefulness-and-clinical-relevance-of-adding-left-atrial-strain-to-left-atrial-volume-index-in-the-detection-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction
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Daniel A Morris, Evgeny Belyavskiy, Radhakrishnan Aravind-Kumar, Martin Kropf, Athanasios Frydas, Kerstin Braunauer, Esteban Marquez, Maximilian Krisper, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Engin Osmanoglou, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Florian Blaschke, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Carsten Tschöpe, Frank Edelmann, Burkert Pieske, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze the potential usefulness and clinical relevance of adding left atrial (LA) strain to left atrial volume index (LAVI) in the detection of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that LA strain could be of use in the evaluation of LVDD. However, the potential utility and clinical significance of adding LA strain to LAVI in the detection of LVDD remains uncertain...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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