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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921383/effect-of-sildenafil-on-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-left-heart-failure
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N Wu, G Yang
This study aims to evaluate the effect of sildenafil on pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with chronic left heart failure. Twenty patients with PH and left heart failure were divided into treatment group (10 cases, with an oral dose of sildenafil 75 mg daily for 8 weeks) and control group (10 cases, with treatment of cardiac glycosides, diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin II receptor blocker and beta-blockers). Left ventricular systolic function (LVEF), the pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PH), the left ventricular fraction shortening (LVFS), the left atrium diameter (LAD) and the left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVD) were measured by echocardiography, the left ventricular mass index (LVMI) was also calculated...
May 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887328/thrombomodulin-can-predict-the-incidence-of-second-events-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ryota Kosaki, Yoshino Minoura, Kunihiro Ogura, Yosuke Oishi, Lisa Tanaka, Ken Arai, Kosuke Nomura, Koshiro Sakai, Teruo Sekimoto, Tenjin Nisikura, Hiroaki Tsujita, Seita Kondo, Shigeto Tsukamoto, Yuji Hamazaki, Youichi Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Plasma levels of atherothrombosis-related markers such as endothelial biomarkers have been reported to predict the risk of first acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by balloon angioplasty and stenting established as a treatment for ACS enabled early discharge and early clinic care. The procedure of PCI, however, may itself be associated with arterial injury with endothelial dysfunction. The clinical significance of those biomarkers for second events in patients after PCI has not yet been completely understood to identify patients who need strict follow-up...
June 7, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29877298/association-between-the-presence-or-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-pericardial-fat-paracardial-fat-epicardial-fat-visceral-fat-and-subcutaneous-fat-as-assessed-by-multi-detector-row-computed-tomography
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Yoko Ueda, Yuhei Shiga, Yoshiaki Idemoto, Kohei Tashiro, Kota Motozato, Rie Koyoshi, Takashi Kuwano, Kanta Fujimi, Masahiro Ogawa, Keijiro Saku, Shin-Ichiro Miura
The associations between the presence or severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and measurements of various kinds of fat as assessed by multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) are unclear. We enrolled 300 patients who were clinically suspected to have CAD or who had at least one cardiac risk factor and had undergone MDCT. The number of significantly stenosed coronary vessels (VD), and measurements of pericardial fat index, paracardial fat index, epicardial fat index, visceral fat index, and subcutaneous fat index were quantified using MDCT...
June 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29843226/preinterventional-hydrocortisone-sustains-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-in-cardiac-surgery
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Florian Brettner, Daniel Chappell, Tim Nebelsiek, Daniela Hauer, Gustav Schelling, Bernhard F Becker, Markus Rehm, Florian Weis
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery commonly develop systemic inflammation associated with tissue edema, which impairs outcome. One main pathomechanism leading to the edema is the deterioration of the endothelial glycocalyx, a key component of the vascular barrier. In animal models hydrocortisone has proved to be protective for the glycocalyx. OBJECTIVE: This trial evaluates the effect of hydrocortisone on glycocalyx integrity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29799975/amyloid-%C3%AE-1-40-and-mortality-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-cohort-study
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Kimon Stamatelopoulos, Matthias Mueller-Hennessen, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Marco Sachse, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Kateryna Sopova, Aikaterini Gatsiou, Carolin Amrhein, Moritz Biener, Mehrshad Vafaie, Fani Athanasouli, Dimitrios Stakos, Konstantinos Pateras, Raphael Twerenbold, Patrick Badertscher, Thomas Nestelberger, Stefanie Dimmeler, Hugo A Katus, Andreas M Zeiher, Christian Mueller, Evangelos Giannitsis, Konstantinos Stellos
Background: Amyloid-β (1-40) (Aβ40) is implicated in mechanisms related to plaque destabilization and correlates with adverse outcomes in stable coronary artery disease. Objective: To determine the prognostic and reclassification value of baseline circulating levels of Aβ40 after adjustment for the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score, which is widely recommended for risk stratification in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS)...
June 19, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790794/association-of-morning-blood-pressure-surge-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-cardiac-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome-x
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Ragab A Mahfouz, Mohammad Goda, Islam Galal, Mohamed S Ghareb
Background & hypothesis: We hypothesized that exaggerated morning blood pressure surge, may contribute in cardiac dysfunction and arterial stiffness in patients with cardiac syndrome X. Thus we investigated the impact of morning blood pressure surge on cardiac function and carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with cardiac syndrome X. METHODS: We studied patients with cardiac syndrome X using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and investigated the association of morning blood pressure surge with carotid intima thickness, left atrial volume index and left ventricular filling (E/e')...
May 23, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789900/associations-of-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-i-with-left-ventricular-morphology-function-and-prognosis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Kenichiro Otsuka, Koki Nakanishi, Kenei Shimada, Haruo Nakamura, Hitoshi Inanami, Hiroki Nishioka, Kohei Fujimoto, Noriaki Kasayuki, Minoru Yoshiyama
Sensitive cardiac troponin I (cTnI) predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in various clinical settings. However, its clinical significance in hemodialysis (HD) patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has not been fully elucidated. This study investigated the association of cTnI with LV morphology and function, and its long-term outcome in HD patients with preserved LVEF. This prospective study consists of 96 HD patients with preserved LVEF (69 ± 8 years and 63% male) who underwent two-dimensional echocardiographic examination and biomarker tests including cTnI, brain natriuretic peptide, and high-sensitive C-reactive protein...
May 22, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786039/role-of-soluble-st2-levels-and-beta-blockers-dosage-on-cardiovascular-events-of-patients-with-unselected-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Wei-Ping Huang, Xuan Zheng, Lei He, Xi Su, Cheng-Wei Liu, Ming-Xiang Wu
Background: Serum soluble ST2 (sST2) levels are elevated early after acute myocardial infarction and are related to adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Beta-blockers (BB) have been shown to improve LV remodeling and survival. However, the relationship between sST2, final therapeutic BB dose, and cardiovascular outcomes in STEMI patients remains unknown. Methods: A total of 186 STEMI patients were enrolled at the Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital between January 2015 and June 2015...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785733/left-ventricular-strain-analysis-using-cardiac-mri-in-patients-undergoing-in-centre-nocturnal-hemodialysis
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Jann Patrick Ong, Ron Wald, Marc B Goldstein, Jonathon Leipsic, Mercedeh Kiaii, Djeven P Deva, Anish Kirpalani, Laura Jimenez-Juan, Olugbenga Bello, Paymon M Azizi, Rachel M Wald, Graham A Wright, Ziv Harel, Kim A Connelly, Andrew T Yan
AIM: Intensified haemodialysis is associated with regression of left ventricular (LV) mass. Compared to LV ejection fraction, LV strain allows more direct assessment of LV function. We sought to assess the impact of in-centre nocturnal haemodialysis (INHD) on global LV strain (radial, circumferential, and longitudinal) and torsion by cardiac MRI (CMR). METHODS: In this prospective, 2-centre cohort study, 37 participants on conventional haemodialysis (CHD, 3-4 hours/session for 3 sessions/week) converted to INHD (7-8 hours/session for 3 sessions/week) and 30 participants continued CHD...
May 21, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777623/complement-factor-h-as-a-potential-atherogenic-marker-in-chronic-chagas-disease
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Kárita Cláudia Freitas Lidani, Thaisa Lucas Sandri, Fabiana Antunes Andrade, Lorena Bavia, Renato Nisihara, Iara J Messias Reason
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the association between plasma levels of complement Factor H (FH) with cardiac involvement, inflammatory and cardiometabolic parameters in patients with chronic Chagas disease (CD). METHODS: FH plasmatic levels were determined in 80 chronic CD patients. Glycemic index, lipidogram (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol HDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol LDL-C, triglycerides and total cholesterol), and Ultrasensitive C-Reactive Protein (uCRP) values were obtained from medical records...
May 19, 2018: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768313/the-incidence-of-myocardial-injury-after-loading-doses-of-clopidogrel-versus-prasugrel-in-the-candidates-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Reza Rahmani, Laya Jiriaee, Zahra Jiriaee, Akbar Shafiee, Amir Farhang Zand Parsa
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of myocardial injury is an essential issue in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We compared the incidence of myocardial injury after loading doses of clopidogrel versus prasugrel in the candidates for PCI. METHODS: In this randomized-controlled clinical trial, we enrolled 88 stable angina patients, candidate for PCI. Patients received either prasugrel (60 mg orally) (n = 42) or clopidogrel (600 mg orally) (n = 46). Serum levels of creatine phosphokinase muscle-brain type, cardiac troponin I, and high sensitive C-reactive protein were measured at baseline and 6 and 12 hours postprocedural...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764552/-construction-of-death-early-warning-model-for-patients-with-septic-myocardial-depression-a-retrospective-analysis-of-129-patients
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Jianping Huang, Yangqing Zhou, Haifen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the death risk factors of septic myocardial depression (SMD) and their predictive effect, and to set up a death early-warning model. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The patients with SMD admitted to emergency department and rescue room of Beilun Branch of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical College from January 2015 to November 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into survival group and non-survival group according to 28-day outcome, and the gender, age, and the initial examination parameters [white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil (Neut) count, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), procalcitonin (PCT), D-dimer, C-reactive protein (CRP), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD), and left atrium diameter (LAD)] of both groups were compared...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752433/palmitic-acid-but-not-high-glucose-induced-myocardial-apoptosis-is-alleviated-by-n%C3%A2-acetylcysteine-due-to-attenuated-mitochondrial-derived-ros-accumulation-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Yang He, Lingyun Zhou, Zhiqiang Fan, Shikun Liu, Weijin Fang
Pharmacological inhibition of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a potential strategy to prevent diabetes-induced cardiac dysfunction. This study was designed to investigate precise effects of antioxidant N‑acetylcysteine (NAC) in alleviating diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). Echocardiography and histologic studies were performed 12 weeks after streptozocin injection. Protein levels involved in endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) and apoptosis were analyzed by western blotting in diabetic hearts or high-glucose (HG, 30 mM)- and palmitic acid (PA, 300 μM)-cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs)...
May 11, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740659/alopecia-areata-is-associated-with-increased-expression-of-heart-disease-biomarker-cardiac-troponin-i
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Eddy Hsi Wang, Leopoldo Santos, Xi Yuan Li, Annie Tran, Sandra S Y Kim, Katrina Woo, Jerry Shapiro, Kevin J McElwee
The development of androgenetic alopecia is associated with a risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, but the association of alopecia areata with cardiovascular diseases in humans is largely unexplored. We measured the plasma level of two common cardiovascular disease markers, cardiac troponin I and C-reactive protein, in alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia affected subjects. Also, we investigated the possible presence of pro-apoptotic factors in the plasma of hair loss subjects. The mean plasma cardiac troponin I level was highest in alopecia areata subjects, moderately higher in androgenetic alopecia subjects, and lowest in subjects without hair loss (p < 0...
May 8, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730525/inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-cardiovascular-evaluation-in-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases
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Ricardo O Escárcega, Michael J Lipinski, Mario García-Carrasco, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Jose Luis Galvez-Romero, Ricard Cervera
Evidence now indicates that inflammation contributes considerably to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis and active inflammatory processes may trigger plaque rupture and enhance the risk of coronary thrombosis leading to a clinical ischemic event. Interest in characterizing inflammatory markers that predict clinical events have dominated clinical investigation. Such markers include C-reactive protein, Fibrinogen and a number of interleukins. Human macrophages avidly phagocytize cholesterol crystals...
May 3, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696963/inflammatory-cytokines-in-cardiac-pacing-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-asymptomatic-atrial-fibrillation
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Jiaxi Pan, Weiwei Wang, Xiaoxue Wu, Fanqi Kong, Jialin Pan, Jiafeng Lin, Minxue Zhang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the changes of inflammatory cytokines in cardiac pacing patients with atrial fibrillation and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation and the effects of metoprolol on them. METHODS: A total of 92 cardiac pacing patients with atrial fibrillation and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation in our hospital from April 2015 to March 2017 were selected and randomly divided into the control group and the observation group, with 46 cases in each group. Three months after pacemaker implantation, the control group was treated with aspirin, the observation group was treated with metoprolol on the basis of aspirin, and the curative effects were compared between the two groups...
April 24, 2018: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696937/the-effects-of-atorvastatin-on-il-6-crp-blood-lipid-and-myocardial-protection-of-interventional-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Kai Wang, Lili Chen, Li Liu, Yikai Cui, Xiaohu Zhang, Jun Jiang
BACKGROUND: To analyze the changes of interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), blood lipids and myocardial indexes after treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with intensive atorvastatin and interventional therapy, and its clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 78 patients diagnosed with AMI in our hospital from March 2016 to February 2017 were selected, and divided into treatment group (n=39) and control group (n=39). Patients in treatment group were treated with intensive atorvastatin based on conventional therapy before and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), while those in control group were treated with conventional therapy before and after PCI...
April 24, 2018: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685202/correlation-between-immunological-inflammatory-markers-and-endothelial-disfunction-in-the-early-stage-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Viktor Persic, Ana Lanca Bastiancic, Ivan Rosovic, Damir Raljevic, Dijana Travica Samsa, Luka Bastiancic, Rajko Miskulin, Marko Boban, Gordana Laskarin
Classical risk factors for endothelial dysfunction (ED), such as age, gender, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, and smoking history are utilised for the Framingham score and Systemic Coronary Risk Estimation (SCORE) for evaluation of the 10-year cardiovascular risk in routine practice. Nonetheless, pro-inflammatory mediators are deeply involved in the initiation and the progression of ED and coronary artery disease (CAD), and act additionally or independently of metabolic factors before clinical manifestations of the disease appear...
June 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667016/inflammation-and-the-risk-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-ahres-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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Daniele Pastori, Kazuo Miyazawa, Yanguang Li, Farhan Shahid, Hussein Hado, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) are associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism. The characteristics of 'real world' patients developing AHREs are poorly known. METHODS: We included 496 consecutive patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Primary endpoint was occurrence of AHREs, defined as > 175 bpm and lasting > 5 min, in a median follow-up of 16.5 (IQR 3.9-38.6) months (1082...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657146/absence-of-fibrosis-and-inflammation-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-low-to-moderate-disease-activity
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William Bradham, Michelle J Ormseth, Comfort Elumogo, Srikanth Palanisamy, Chia-Ying Liu, Mark A Lawson, Jonathan H Soslow, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, David A Bluemke, C Michael Stein
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of heart failure is increased 2-fold in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); this is not explained by ischemic heart disease or other risk factors for heart failure. We hypothesized that in patients with RA without known heart disease, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) would detect altered cardiac structure, function, and fibrosis. METHODS: We performed 1.5-T cMRI in 59 patients with RA and 56 controls frequency-matched for age, race, and sex, and compared cMRI indices of structure, function, and fibrosis [late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), native T1 mapping, and extracellular volume (ECV)] using Mann-Whitney U tests and linear regression, adjusting for age, race, and sex...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
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