Read by QxMD icon Read

c reactive protein in cardiac patients

Anna J Meredith, Darlene L Y Dai, Virginia Chen, Zsuzsanna Hollander, Raymond Ng, Annemarie Kaan, Scott Tebbutt, Krishnan Ramanathan, Anson Cheung, Bruce M McManus
BACKGROUND: Severe inotrope-dependent acute heart failure (AHF) is associated with poor clinical outcomes. There are currently no well-defined blood biomarkers of response to treatment that can guide management or identify recovery in this patient population. In the present study, we characterized the levels of novel and emerging circulating biomarkers of heart failure in patients with AHF over the first 30 days of medical management or mechanical circulatory support (MCS). We hypothesized a shared a plasma proteomic treatment response would be identifiable in both patient groups, representing reversal of the AHF phenotype...
June 2016: ESC Heart Failure
Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Hirata, Takanori Tokitsu, Hiroaki Kusaka, Noriaki Tabata, Kenichi Tsujita, Megumi Yamamuro, Koichi Kaikita, Hiroshi Watanabe, Seiji Hokimoto, Toru Maruyama, Hisao Ogawa
AIMS: Although inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF), the precise pathophysiological role of inflammation in HF with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF) still remains unclear. Hence, we examined the clinical significance of plasma neopterin, an inflammatory biomarker, in HFpEF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the present study, we recruited consecutive HFpEF patients hospitalized in Kumamoto University Hospital, and further measured plasma neopterin by high-performance liquid chromatography and serum derivatives of reactive oxidative metabolites (DROM), a new biomarker of reactive oxygen species...
March 2016: ESC Heart Failure
Baoxin Liu, Yong Li, Jiachen Luo, Liming Dai, Jinlong Zhao, Hongqiang Li, Qiqiang Jie, Dongzhi Wang, Xin Huang, Yidong Wei
OBJECTIVES: To examine plasma protein Z (PZ) levels in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and chronic coronary atherosclerosis disease (CCAD) patients without history of AMI and explore its potential clinical significance. METHODS: Plasma PZ concentrations were measured in 90 AMI patients (Group A), 87 CCAD patients without AMI history who remained free of major clinical events at least one year (Group B), and 88 clinically healthy controls (Group C). RESULTS: PZ was found to be significantly lower (P<0...
October 13, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Balaji K Tamarappoo, Allan L Klein
Post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) occurs in a subgroup of patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery and is characterized by fever, pleuritic pain, pleural effusion, and pericardial effusion. It is associated with significant morbidity, and the leading complications include tamponade and constrictive pericarditis. Epidemiologic studies have found that PPS often occurs among younger patients; however, there is a lack of comprehensive risk stratification. It is therefore important to be able to identify patients who are at high risk for developing this disease...
November 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
Vânia Ames Schommer, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Aline Marcadenti, Estefania Inez Wittke, André Luís Câmara Galvão, Guido Bernardo Aranha Rosito
Objective: To evaluate the association between obesity and levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with heart failure admitted to a tertiary hospital. Methods: Cross-sectional study with a consecutive sampling of hospitalized patients with heart failure. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected, and the nutritional status was assessed through indicators such as body mass index (in kg/m2), waist circumference (in cm), waist-hip ratio, triceps skinfold (in mm) and subscapularis skinfold (in mm)...
July 2016: Einstein
Nuccia Morici, Laura Farioli, Laura Michelina Losappio, Giulia Colombo, Michele Nichelatti, Donatella Preziosi, Gianluigi Micarelli, Fabrizio Oliva, Cristina Giannattasio, Silvio Klugmann, Elide Anna Pastorello
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between serum tryptase and the occurrence of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) at 2-year follow-up in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). To compare serum tryptase to other validated prognostic markers (maximum high-sensitivity troponin (hs-Tn), C reactive protein (CRP) levels at admission, Synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score). METHODS: We measured serum tryptase at admission in 140 consecutive patients with ACS and in 50 healthy controls...
2016: Open Heart
Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Martin Reindl, Gert Klug, Agnes Mayr, Johannes Mair, Werner Jaschke, Bernhard Metzler
OBJECTIVE: The utility of different biomarkers for the prediction of left ventricular remodelling (LVR) following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been evaluated in several studies. However, very few data exist on the prognostic value of combined biomarkers. The aim of this study was to comprehensively investigate the prognostic value for LVR of routinely available biomarkers measured after reperfused STEMI. METHODS: Serial measurements of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) were performed in 123 patients with STEMI treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention in this prospective observational study...
2016: Open Heart
Nicholas Manolios, Marina Ali, Bradley Camden, Elham Aflaky, Katrina Pavic, Andrew Markewycz, Robert De Costa, Socrates Angelides
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical utility of a novel radiotracer, (99m)Tc-glucosamine, in assessing disease activity of both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Material and Methods: Twenty-five patients with RA (nine males and 16 females) and 12 patients with AS (all male) at various stages of disease were recruited for the study. A clinical history and examination was performed, followed by the measurement of hematological, biochemical, and autoimmune serological parameters to assess disease activity...
June 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
Swati Vishwanathan, Michael Lucke, Indu G Poornima
A woman aged 22 years with a history of lupus presented in the 18th week of pregnancy with hypertensive emergency and flash pulmonary oedema. Bedside echocardiogram revealed severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 25% and pericardial effusion. Laboratories revealed hypocomplementemia, proteinuria, elevated C reactive protein and anti-DS-DNA, raising concern for a lupus flare. Cardiac MRI showed an acute intramyocardial oedematous process, consistent with lupus carditis, and further worsening of LVEF to 13%...
October 4, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Daniel A Jones, Rayomand S Khambata, Mervyn Andiapen, Krishnaraj S Rathod, Anthony Mathur, Amrita Ahluwalia
OBJECTIVE: Recent work suggests that intracoronary nitrite reduces myocardial infarct size following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), although the exact mechanisms are unclear. We explored the effects of nitrite on reperfusion-induced inflammation, by assessing the levels of specific pro-inflammatory mediators, chemokines and adhesion molecules in plasma and circulating cell subtypes as exploratory end points in the NITRITE-AMI cohort...
September 28, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Benjamin M Scirica, Deepak L Bhatt, Eugene Braunwald, Itamar Raz, Matthew A Cavender, KyungAh Im, Ofri Mosenzon, Jacob A Udell, Boaz Hirshberg, Pia S Pollack, Ph Gabriel Steg, Petr Jarolim, David A Morrow
Importance: Cardiac biomarkers provide insights into pathophysiologic processes and offer an attractive strategy for the assessment of cardiovascular risk. Objective: To assess the incremental prognostic value of biomarkers that reflect different pathophysiologic processes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (SAVOR)-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 53 is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial that evaluated the safety of saxagliptin vs placebo in 16 492 outpatients with type 2 diabetes with overt cardiovascular disease (CVD) or multiple risk factors...
September 28, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
D Farsetti, D Lo Presti, I Pisani, G M Tiralongo, G Gagliardi, B Vasapollo, G P Novelli, H Valensise
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the maternal haemodynamic profile in women diagnosed with threatened preterm delivery (TPD) in order to understand the possible pathophysiologic mechanism leading to an increased lifetime risk for future cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients diagnosed with TPD were enrolled and assessed using a non-invasive method (USCOM®) to determine the haemodynamic parameters. Cervix length assessment, vaginal and rectal swabs, blood inflammatory indexes, foetal vessel Doppler velocimetry, gestational age at the delivery and neonatal outcomes were considered...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Masanori Shiba, Hideki Itaya, Raisuke Iijima, Masato Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker of vascular inflammation at a late phase of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation may predict subsequent major adverse cardiac events (MACE). METHODS AND RESULTS: In 1234 consecutive patients undergoing DES implantation, CRP was measured both before (baseline) and 8 to 12 months after (late phase) stenting, and the relationship between elevation of CRP (>2.0 mg/L) and subsequent MACE (all cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, target lesion revascularization, and other additional revascularization) was assessed...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Eline L Vegter, Daniela Schmitter, Yanick Hagemeijer, Ekaterina S Ovchinnikova, Pim van der Harst, John R Teerlink, Christopher M O'Connor, Marco Metra, Beth A Davison, Daniel Bloomfield, Gad Cotter, John G Cleland, Michael M Givertz, Piotr Ponikowski, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Peter van der Meer, Eugene Berezikov, Adriaan A Voors, Mohsin A F Khan
BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) emerge as potential heart failure biomarkers. We aimed to identify associations between acute heart failure (AHF)-specific circulating miRNAs and well-known heart failure biomarkers. METHODS: Associations between 16 biomarkers predictive for 180day mortality and the levels of 12 AHF-specific miRNAs were determined in 100 hospitalized AHF patients, at baseline and 48hours. Patients were divided in 4 pre-defined groups, based on clinical parameters during hospitalization...
September 11, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Sarah Djebara, Patrick Biston, Emmanuel Fossé, Anne Daper, Marc Joris, Karim Zouaoui Boudjeltia, Christophe Lelubre, Philippe Cauchie, Michael Piagnerelli
Distinction between inflammation secondary to surgery, especially coronary artery bypass graft with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and inflammation due to infection is difficult in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Development of biomarkers of infection could help clinicians in the early identification and thus treatment of sepsis in these patients. We compared the time course of the neutrophil CD64 index, a high affinity immunoglobulin FC γ receptor I whose expression is increased in bacterial infection, in 39 patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB and 11 patients admitted to the ICU with severe sepsis or septic shock...
September 19, 2016: Shock
Yasushi Ohashi, Akinobu Saito, Keisuke Yamazaki, Reibin Tai, Tatsuru Matsukiyo, Atsushi Aikawa, Ken Sakai
BACKGROUND/AIM: Fluid volume overload occurs in chronic kidney disease (CKD), leading to the compensatory release of natriuretic peptides. However, the elevated cardiac peptides may also be associated with malnutrition as well as volume overload. METHODS: Body fluid composition was measured in 147 patients with CKD between 2009 and 2015, and its relationship to brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels was examined. Body fluid composition was separated into three components: (a) a water-free mass consisting of muscle, fat, and minerals; (b) intracellular water (ICW) content, and (c) extracellular water (ECW) content...
August 2016: Cardiorenal Medicine
Farzaneh Montazerifar, Ahmad Bolouri, Raheleh Sharifian Paghalea, Mahbubeh Khodadadpour Mahani, Mansour Karajibani
Background: Clinical studies have demonstrated that adipocytokines play an important role in developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Objective: The aim of study was to evaluate the relationship between serum resistin and leptin levels with obesity and coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods: In a cross-sectional study, we assessed the levels of serum resistin and leptin, C-reactive protein (CRP), lipid profile and cardiac enzyme tests (AST, CPK, LDH, CK-MB) in 40 CAD patients compared to 40 healthy controls...
September 12, 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Martin Reindl, Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Agnes Mayr, Gert Klug, Peter Marschang, Bernhard Metzler
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. In Central Europe, causes of AMI other than atherosclerosis are unusual. Coronary artery vasculitis is one potential non-atherosclerotic process causing AMI. Herein, the authors depict a very rare case of AMI as a clinical manifestation of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), a necrotizing systemic vasculitis. A 49-year-old male patient presented to our clinic with abdominal pain and markedly elevated concentrations of C‑reactive protein, creatinine and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T...
September 13, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
F Sabzi, R Faraji
It is known that the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during cardiac surgery leads to leukocyte activation and may, among other causes, induce organ dysfunction due to increased leukocyte recruitment into different organs. In our patients pathophysiologically severs systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), uncontrolled CPB induced inflammation, chylomicrons and very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) or immune complex have been shown to develop immune dependent agglutination by C-reactive proteins in cardiopulmonary bypass, which could result in vascular occlusion and resultant infarction...
February 15, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Antonio Maria Dell'anna, Julia Bini Viotti, Marjorie Beumier, Diego Orbegozo-Cortes, Katia Donadello, Sabino Scolletta, Jean-Louis Vincent, Fabio Silvio Taccone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2016: Resuscitation
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"