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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430303/echocardiographic-outflow-pump-ramp-test-in-centrifugal-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Attilio Iacovoni, Claudia Vittori, Alessandra Fontana, Alessandra Carobbio, Carlo Fino, Emilia D'Elia, Amedeo Terzi, Michele Senni
This study sought to develop a novel echocardiogram outflow ramp test to detect device malfunctions in centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). This new ramp pump test is based on the direct analyses of systolic and diastolic ratio (S/D) Doppler velocity in the outflow cannula in the HeartWare LVAD during progressive increases in speed. The results showed that in patients with normal pump function, the Doppler velocity S/D ratio gradually decreased during LVAD speed increases. This test is easily performed and seems promising to detect normal pump function in patients assisted by a centrifugal flow LVAD...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429692/pulmonary-artery-and-right-ventricle-function-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Çetin Geçmen, Gamze Babür Güler, Suzan Hatipoğlu, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Murat Çap, Servet İzci, Çağatay Önal, Emrah Erdoğan, Aykun Hakgör, Özkan Candan, Arzu Kalaycı, Tuba Unkun, İbrahim Akın İzgi
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a complex developmental anomaly caused by abnormal aortic leaflet formation during valvulogenesis. The present study is an assessment of the effects of BAV disease on the ascending aorta and pulmonary artery (PA), and an evaluation of the consequences for systolic and diastolic functioning of the left and right ventricles. METHODS: Total of 66 patients were eligible for inclusion. Pulmonary artery maximum diameter (PAD) was obtained 1 cm distal to the pulmonary annulus...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427850/five-year-changes-in-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-compared-with-the-general-population
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John M Davis, Grace Lin, Jae K Oh, Cynthia S Crowson, Sara J Achenbach, Terry M Therneau, Eric L Matteson, Richard J Rodeheffer, Sherine E Gabriel
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased risk of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The development and progression of left ventricular dysfunction before onset of clinical heart failure are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function of patients with RA compared with persons in the general population. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study of a population-based cohort of 160 patients with RA and a population-based cohort of 1391 persons without RA (non-RA cohort) was performed...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427378/assessment-of-cardiac-function-in-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-control-study-in-cameroon
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J Tony Nengom, S Sap Ngo Um, D Chelo, R Mbono Betoko, J Boombhi, F Mouafo Tambo, A Chiabi, S Kingue, P Koki Ndombo
BACKGROUND: High level of androgens found in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) seems to have a deleterious effect on heart function. We therefore evaluate cardiac function of children with CAH in comparison with a healthy group. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study in the single endocrinology unit of the Mother and Child Center of Chantal Biya's Foundation. Cases were matched for age and genotypic sex to 2 healthy controls. We analyzed the ejection fraction (LVEF), fractional shortening and left ventricular mass; output and cardiac index; E and A waves velocities, E/A ratio and the mitral deceleration time and diameter of the left atrium; tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and pulmonary artery systolic pressure were also measured...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426728/pulmonary-vascular-volume-impaired-left-ventricular-filling-and-dyspnea-the-mesa-lung-study
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Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joao A C Lima, Steven M Kawut, Alain G Bertoni, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Mohammadali Habibi, Katja Hueper, David R Jacobs, Ravi Kalhan, Erin D Michos, Wendy S Post, Martin R Prince, Benjamin M Smith, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chia-Ying Liu, Filip Zemrak, Karol E Watson, Matthew Budoff, David A Bluemke, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of impaired left ventricular (LV) filling has focused on intrinsic causes of LV dysfunction; however, pulmonary vascular changes may contribute to reduced LV filling and dyspnea. We hypothesized that lower total pulmonary vascular volume (TPVV) on computed tomography (CT) would be associated with dyspnea and decrements in LV end-diastolic volume, particularly among ever-smokers. METHODS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis recruited adults without clinical cardiovascular disease in 2000-02...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424627/blood-pressure-increase-during-oxygen-supplementation-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-is-mediated-by-vasoconstriction-independent-of-baroreflex-function
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René van der Bel, Müşerref Çalişkan, Robert A van Hulst, Johannes J van Lieshout, Erik S G Stroes, C T Paul Krediet
Renal hypoxia is thought to be an important pathophysiological factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the associated hypertension. In a previous study among CKD patients, supplementation with 100% oxygen reduced sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and lowered blood pressure (BP). We aimed to assess the underlying haemodynamic modulation and hypothesized a decreased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). To that end, 19 CKD patients were studied during 15-min intervals of increasing partial oxygen pressure (ppO2) from room air (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424437/-the-effects-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-on-left-atrial-deformation-parameters-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Arzu Kalaycı, Can Yücel Karabay, Onur Taşar, Servet İzci, Çetin Geçmen, Vecih Oduncu, İbrahim Akın İzgi, Cevat Kırma
OBJECTIVES: Aim of the present study was to investigate correlation between left atrial (LA) deformation parameters assessed using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and complexity of coronary artery disease according to SYNTAX score (SXscore) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD). STUDY DESIGN: Total of 60 moderate-risk SCAD patients (40 men, 20 women) who underwent coronary angiography and 30 healthy controls were included...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423119/importance-of-serca2a-on-early-isolated-diastolic-dysfunction-induced-by-supravalvular-aortic-stenosis-in-rats
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C F S M P Silveira, D H S Campos, P P Freire, A F Deus, K Okoshi, C R Padovani, A C Cicogna
Cardiac remodeling is defined as changes in shape and function of the heart in response to aggression (pressure overload). The sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase cardiac isoform 2a (SERCA2a) is a known factor that influences function. A wide spectrum of studies report a decrease in SERCA2a in heart failure, but none evaluate it's the role in early isolated diastolic dysfunction in supravalvular aortic stenosis (AoS). Our hypothesis was that SERCA2a participates in such dysfunction. Thirty-day-old male Wistar rats (60-80 g) were divided into AoS and Sham groups, which were submitted to surgery with or without aorta clipping, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422759/ryr2r420q-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-mutation-induces-bradycardia-by-disturbing-the-coupled-clock-pacemaker-mechanism
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Yue Yi Wang, Pietro Mesirca, Elena Marqués-Sulé, Alexandra Zahradnikova, Olivier Villejoubert, Pilar D'Ocon, Cristina Ruiz, Diana Domingo, Esther Zorio, Matteo E Mangoni, Jean-Pierre Benitah, Ana María Gómez
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a lethal genetic arrhythmia that manifests syncope or sudden death in children and young adults under stress conditions. CPVT patients often present bradycardia and sino-atrial node (SAN) dysfunction. However, the mechanism remains unclear. We analyzed SAN function in two CPVT families and in a novel knock-in (KI) mouse model carrying the RyR2R420Q mutation. Humans and KI mice presented slower resting heart rate. Accordingly, the rate of spontaneous intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) transients was slower in KI mouse SAN preparations than in WT, without any significant alteration in the "funny" current (If )...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
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/28421129/protective-effects-of-dinitrosyl-iron-complexes-under-oxidative-stress-in-the-heart
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Valery I Kapelko, Vladimir L Lakomkin, Alexander A Abramov, Elena V Lukoshkova, Nidas A Undrovinas, Asker Y Khapchaev, Vladimir P Shirinsky
Background. Nitric oxide can successfully compete with oxygen for sites of electron-transport chain in conditions of myocardial hypoxia. These features may prevent excessive oxidative stress occurring in cardiomyocytes during sudden hypoxia-reoxygenation. Aim. To study the action of the potent stable NO donor dinitrosyl iron complex with glutathione (Oxacom®) on the recovery of myocardial contractile function and Ca(2+) transients in cardiomyocytes during hypoxia-reoxygenation. Results. The isolated rat hearts were subjected to 30 min hypoxia followed by 30 min reoxygenation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420825/colchicine-improves-survival-left-ventricular-remodeling-and-chronic-cardiac-function-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Koichiro Fujisue, Koichi Sugamura, Hirofumi Kurokawa, Junichi Matsubara, Masanobu Ishii, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Koichi Kaikita, Seigo Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that colchicine attenuated the infarct size and inflammation in acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, the sustained benefit of colchicine administration on survival and cardiac function after MI is unknown. It was hypothesized that the short-term treatment with colchicine could improve survival and cardiac function during the recovery phase of MI.Methods and Results:MI was induced in mice by permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420707/role-of-the-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-in-heart-failure-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Ricardo Rodriguez-Calvo, Josefa Girona, Josep M Alegret, Alba Bosquet, Daiana Ibarretxe, Lluís Masana
Obesity and ectopic fat accumulation in non-adipose tissues are major contributors to heart failure (HF) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Adipocytes act as endocrine organs by releasing a large number of bioactive molecules into the bloodstream, which participate in a communication network between white adipose tissue and other organs, including the heart. Among these molecules, fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) has been recently shown to increase cardiometabolic risk. Both clinical and experimental evidence have identified FABP4 as a relevant player in atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease, and it has been directly related to cardiac alterations such as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or both systolic and diastolic cardiac dysfunction...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420646/associations-between-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-brain-structure-and-function-findings-from-the-sabre-southall-and-brent-revisited-study
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Chloe M Park, Emily D Williams, Nish Chaturvedi, Therese Tillin, Robert J Stewart, Marcus Richards, Dean Shibata, Jamil Mayet, Alun D Hughes
BACKGROUND: Subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction has been inconsistently associated with early cognitive impairment, and mechanistic pathways have been poorly considered. We investigated the cross-sectional relationship between LV dysfunction and structural/functional measures of the brain and explored the role of potential mechanisms. METHOD AND RESULTS: A total of 1338 individuals (69±6 years) from the Southall and Brent Revisited study underwent echocardiography for systolic (tissue Doppler imaging peak systolic wave) and diastolic (left atrial diameter) assessment...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419713/nt-probnp-predicts-mortality-in-adults-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-late-after-mustard-or-senning-correction
#15
Jana Rubáčková Popelová, Markéta Tomková, Jakub Tomek
OBJECTIVE: The patients after Mustard and Senning corrections of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) are at an increased risk of unexpected death. The aim of this study was to identify markers allowing risk stratification of patients after atrial switch correction of TGA to provide them with optimum care. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 87 patients were retrospectively evaluated after atrial switch correction of TGA followed-up between 2005 and 2015. The mortality during the follow-up was 9% (8 cardiac deaths)...
April 17, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418458/right-ventricular-fiber-structure-as-a-compensatory-mechanism-in-experimental-pressure-overload-a-computational-study
#16
Arnold D Gomez, Huashan Zou, Megan E Bowen, Xiaoqing Liu, Edward W Hsu, Stephen H McKellar
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a lethal condition in diverse pathologies. Pressure overload is the most common etiology of RVF, but our understanding of the tissue structure remodeling and other biomechanical factors involved in RVF is limited. Some remodeling patterns are interpreted as compensatory mechanisms including myocyte hypertrophy, extracellular fibrosis, and changes in fiber orientation. However, the specific implications of these changes, especially in relation to clinically observable measurements, are difficult to investigate experimentally...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417534/cardiac-function-and-cognition-in-older-community-dwelling-cardiac-patients
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Laura H P Eggermont, Mohamed F A Aly, Pieter J Vuijk, Karin de Boer, Otto Kamp, Albert C van Rossum, Erik J A Scherder
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits have been reported in older cardiac patients. An underlying mechanism for these findings may be reduced cardiac function. The relationship between cardiac function as represented by different echocardiographic measures and different cognitive function domains in older cardiac patients remains unknown. METHODS: An older (≥70 years) heterogeneous group of 117 community-dwelling cardiac patients under medical supervision by a cardiologist underwent thorough echocardiographic assessment including left ventricular ejection fraction, cardiac index, left atrial volume index, left ventricular mass index, left ventricular diastolic function, and valvular calcification...
April 17, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416981/relationship-between-right-and-left-ventricular-function-in-candidates-for-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-with-low-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Laura Jimenez-Juan, Gauri R Karur, Kim A Connelly, Djeven Deva, Raymond T Yan, Rachel M Wald, Sheldon Singh, General Leung, Anastasia Oikonomou, Paul Dorian, Paul Angaran, Andrew T Yan
BACKGROUND: Indications for the primary prevention of sudden death using an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are based predominantly on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). However, right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) is also a known prognostic factor in a variety of structural heart diseases that predispose to sudden cardiac death. We sought to investigate the relationship between right and left ventricular parameters (function and volume) measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) among a broad spectrum of patients considered for an ICD...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416588/association-between-mutation-status-and-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Matteo Dal Ferro, Davide Stolfo, Alessandro Altinier, Marta Gigli, Martina Perrieri, Federica Ramani, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Francesca Brun, Lorenzo Monserrat, Mauro Giacca, Luisa Mestroni, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
OBJECTIVE: To explore the genetic landscape of a well selected dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cohort, assessing the possible relation between different genotypes and left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR). METHODS: A cohort of 152 patients with DCM from the Heart Muscle Disease Registry of Trieste has been studied by next-generation sequencing (NGS). Patients were grouped into different 'gene-clusters' with functionally homogeneous genetic backgrounds. LVRR was defined by left ventricular ejection fraction normalisation or increase ≥10% associated with normalisation in indexed left ventricular end-diastolic diameter or relative decrease ≥10% at 24 months follow-up...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416371/modulation-by-nadph-oxidase-of-the-chronic-cardiovascular-and-autonomic-interaction-between-cyclosporine-and-nsaids-in-female-rats
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Ahmed F El-Yazbi, Karim S Ibrahim, Hanan M El-Gowelli, Nevine M El-Deeb, Mahmoud M El-Mas
Cyclosporine (CSA) and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used together to manage arthritic disorders with an immune component. Previous reports showed contrasting effects for NSAIDs on CSA nephrotoxicity and acute elevations in blood pressure. Both effects were ameliorated or exaggerated after selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and nonselective COX inhibition, respectively. Here we investigated: (i) the interaction of CSA with NSAIDs possessing variable COX1/COX2 selectivities on hemodynamic, left ventricular (LV) and cardiac autonomic and histologic profiles, and (ii) role of NADPH-oxidase (NOX)/Rho-kinase (ROCK) pathway in the interaction...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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