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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650932/incremental-value-of-right-atrial-strain-for-early-diagnosis-of-hemodynamic-deterioration-in-pulmonary-hypertension-a-new-noninvasive-tool-for-a-more-comprehensive-diagnostic-paradigma
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Cristina Piccinino, Ailia Giubertoni, Jacopo Zanaboni, Miriam Gravellone, Daniele Sola, Roberta Rosso, Lorena Ferrarotti, Paolo Nicola Marino
AIMS: Increased right atrial size is related to adverse prognosis in pulmonary hypertension. The potential incremental value of right atrial function assessment is still unclear. We tested the relationship between right atrial two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography impairment and hemodynamic, functional and clinical deterioration in patients with pulmonary hypertension. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 36 patients (27 female, 9 male; mean age 68 ± 13 years) with suspected pulmonary hypertension undergoing right heart catheterization and 16 matched controls...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650699/effect-of-euterpe-oleracea-mart-seeds-extract-on-chronic-ischemic-renal-injury-in-renovascular-hypertensive-rats
#2
Cristiane Aguiar da Costa, Dayane Teixeira Ognibene, Viviane Silva Cristino Cordeiro, Graziele Freitas de Bem, Izabelle Barcellos Santos, Ricardo Andrade Soares, Letícia L de Melo Cunha, Lenize C R M Carvalho, Roberto Soares de Moura, Angela Castro Resende
Previously, we have demonstrated that the seeds of Euterpe oleracia Mart. (açaí) are rich in polyphenols with antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. This study evaluated the renal protective effects of the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the seeds of açaí (ASE) fruits in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) renovascular hypertension. Young male Wistar rats were used to obtain 2K1C and sham groups. Animals received ASE (200 mg/(kg·day) in drinking water) or vehicle for 40 days. We evaluated serum and urinary parameters, renal structural changes, and oxidative status...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650244/cardiac-output-measured-by-use-of-electrocardiogram-gated-64-slice-multidector-computed-tomography-echocardiography-and-thermodilution-in-healthy-dogs
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Nicole L LeBlanc, Katherine F Scollan, Susanne M Stieger-Vanegas
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of cardiac output (CO) estimated by use of ECG-gated multidetector CT (MDCT) and 1-, 2-, and 3-D echocardiography and by use of thermodilution. ANIMALS 6 healthy hound-cross dogs. PROCEDURES Electrocardiogram-gated contrast-enhanced 64-slice MDCT and 1-, 2-, and 3-D echocardiography were performed on each dog. The CO for ECG-gated MDCT was calculated as volumetric measurements of stroke volume multiplied by mean heart rate. Echocardiographic left ventricle end-diastolic volumes and end-systolic volumes were measured by use of the Teichholz method (1-D echocardiography) and a single-plane method of disks (2-D echocardiography)...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650207/epicardial-pericardial-and-total-cardiac-fat-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-elevated-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate
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Regitse H Christensen, Bernt J von Scholten, Christian S Hansen, Sarah E Heywood, Jaya B Rosenmeier, Ulrik B Andersen, Peter Hovind, Henrik Reinhard, Hans-Henrik Parving, Bente K Pedersen, Marit E Jørgensen, Peter K Jacobsen, Peter Rossing
Background We evaluated the association of cardiac adipose tissue including epicardial adipose tissue and pericardial adipose tissue with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality, coronary artery calcium, carotid intima media thickness and inflammatory markers. Design A prospective study of 200 patients with type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER). Methods Cardiac adipose tissue was measured from baseline echocardiography. The composite endpoint comprised incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649089/prognostic-nutritional-index-and-the-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#5
Yu-Lun Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Hao-Min Cheng, Pai-Feng Hsu, Chao-Yu Guo, Wen-Chung Yu, Chen-Huan Chen
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status has been related to clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. We assessed the association between nutritional status, indexed by prognostic nutritional index (PNI), and survival in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1673 patients (age 76±13 years, 68% men) hospitalized for acute heart failure in a tertiary medical center were analyzed. PNI was calculated as 10×serum albumin (g/dL)+0...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648978/the-thymus-and-activation-regulated-chemokine-tarc-level-in-serum-at-an-early-stage-of-a-drug-eruption-is-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-severity-of-systemic-inflammation
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Takayoshi Komatsu-Fujii, Yuko Chinuki, Hiroyuki Niihara, Kenji Hayashida, Masataka Ohta, Ryota Okazaki, Sakae Kaneko, Eishin Morita
BACKGROUND: In severe drug eruptions, precise evaluation of disease severity at an early stage is needed to start appropriate treatment. It is not always easy to diagnose these conditions at their early stage. In addition, there are no reported prognostic biomarkers of disease severity in drug eruptions. The aim of this study was to test whether the thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) level in serum at an early stage of a drug eruption can serve as a prognostic biomarker of systemic inflammation...
June 22, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648837/integrative-characterization-of-chronic-cigarette-smoke-induced-cardiopulmonary-comorbidities-in-a-mouse-model
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Ágnes Kemény, Kata Csekő, István Szitter, Zoltán V Varga, Péter Bencsik, Krisztina Kiss, Róbert Halmosi, László Deres, Krisztián Erős, Anikó Perkecz, László Kereskai, Terézia László, Tamás Kiss, Péter Ferdinandy, Zsuzsanna Helyes
Cigarette smoke-triggered inflammatory cascades and consequent tissue damage are the main causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is no effective therapy and the key mediators of COPD are not identified due to the lack of translational animal models with complex characterization. This integrative chronic study investigated cardiopulmonary pathophysiological alterations and mechanisms with functional, morphological and biochemical techniques in a 6-month-long cigarette smoke exposure mouse model...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648775/systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-with-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-a-rare-cause-of-hypotension-after-lung-transplantation
#8
Thomas Hertel, Jennifer M Banayan, Mark A Chaney, Vera von Dossow, Richa Dhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648573/personalized-treatment-with-immunoadsorption-and-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-a-case-of-severe-rh-alloimmunization-during-pregnancy-unresponsive-to-plasma-exchange
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Anna Colpo, Tiziana Tison, Maria Teresa Gervasi, Cinzia Vio, Maria Vicarioto, Giustina De Silvestro, Piero Marson
INTRODUCTION: Despite prophylaxis, a small proportion of RhD-negative women may develop anti-D antibodies after a sensitizing event occurring during pregnancy or delivery of a D-positive baby. Intrauterine transfusion (IUT) is the treatment of choice in case of fetal anemia, but it cannot be performed early during pregnancy. Combined treatment with therapeutic plasma-exchange (TPE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can avoid or delay IUT. Immunoadsorption (IA) could represent a more effective treatment in selected cases...
June 6, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648537/outcome-of-surgical-repair-of-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-a-single-center-experience-with-38-patients
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Janani S Reisenauer, Sameh M Said, Hartzell V Schaff, Heidi M Connolly, Joseph J Maleszewski, Joseph A Dearani
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery (PA) aneurysms are rare and have been reported only in case reports or small series. We reviewed our experience with surgical repair of PA aneurysms. METHODS: We reviewed all patients with a true PA aneurysm undergoing cardiac operations between 1995 and 2015. We excluded aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms related to right ventricular outflow tract patches or previous conduits. RESULTS: There were 38 patients (24 women [63%]; mean age, 46 ± 15 years), and 14 patients (37%) were asymptomatic...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648429/ddd-pacemaker-for-severe-heart-failure-alternate-to-crt
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N C Krishnamani
Patients with severe systolic Heart Failure continue to have poor quality of life and increased mortality in spite of optimal medical management. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy [CRT] is promising modality in patients with systolic heart failure and electrocardiographic [ECG] evidence of left bundle branch block [LBBB]. Cost issues continue to elude many deserving cases of this therapy in our society. Relatively cost effective Dual chamber pacing [DDD] with right atrial and isolated left ventricular pacing [RA-LV] can be a good alternative...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648418/longitudinal-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-very-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-control-study-using-speckle-tracking-imaging
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Mithun Jacob Varghese, Gautam Sharma, Garima Shukla, Sandeep Seth, Sundeep Mishra, Anupama Gupta, Vinay Kumar Bahl
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent condition that is increasingly recognized to be associated with cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate the subclinical systolic ventricular dysfunction of patients with OSA using novel speckle tracking echocardiographic (STE) techniques. METHODS: This study included 31 patients of polysomnography proven very severe OSA [Apnea Hypopnea Index(AHI) >40] and an equal number of matched population with no OSA as controls...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648394/prevalence-correlates-and-prognostic-relevance-of-myocardial-mechanical-dispersion-as-assessed-by-feature-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-after-a-first-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Daniele Muser, Chiara Tioni, Ranjit Shah, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Gaetano Nucifora
Postinfarction mechanical dispersion (MD), that is, the regional heterogeneity of myocardial contraction throughout the cardiac cycle, has detrimental effects on left ventricular (LV) function and is related to the occurrence of heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias. However, its prevalence, pathophysiological determinants, and clinical utility are still unknown. The aim of the present study is to clarify these issues. In total, 130 consecutive patients (mean age 60 ± 12 years, 75% male) with a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were included...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648126/knee-osteoarthritis-and-risk-of-hypertension-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Marco Solmi, Toby Smith, Marianna Noale, Patricia Schofield, Stefania Maggi
Whilst previous research has indicated an association between osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease, it remains unclear whether people with osteoarthritis are at greater risk of developing hypertension. The aim of this study was to answer this uncertainity. We used the data of the Osteoarhritis Iniative, an ongoing public and private longitudinal study including people at higher risk of osteoarthritis or having knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis was defined through radiological and clinical assessment...
June 24, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648029/-effects-of-overexpression-of-human-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-on-the-inflammatory-response-in-rats-with-myocardial-infarction-and-related-mechanisms
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L L Zhao, Y Q Song, Y Zhang, Y Shi, M Ren, S Liu, Y M Mao
Objective: To observe the effects of recombinant adenovirus with human tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1(Ad-hTIMP-1) on the inflammatory response in rats with myocardial infarction (MI) and explore the related mechanisms. Methods: The male Wistar rats were randomly divided into sham-operated group, saline group, Ad-Track group and Ad-hTIMP-1 group according to the random number table (n=8 each group). MI was induced by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery and MI rats were injected with saline, Ad-Track and Ad-hTIMP-1, respectively...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648001/-ct-findings-and-clinical-features-of-takayasu-s-arteritis-with-pulmonary-artery-involvement
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R Lü, C L Yu, J Li, D D Wen, M W Zheng
Objective: To explore the CT findings of the Takayasu's arteritis (TA)with pulmonary artery (PA) involvement and its clinical significance. Methods: A total of 35 patients with TA involving the PA in Xijing Hospital from November 2007 to November 2016, 6 male cases, 29 female cases, the age was 15-52 (28±9) years old, were retrospectively collected and included in the study group (TA+ P group), meanwhile 40 patients with TA but not involving the pulmonary artery in this hospital from January 2015 to November 2016 were collected as control group, 5 male cases, 35 female cases, the age was 7-67 (28±12) years old...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647890/comparison-of-lercanidipine-plus-hydrochlorothiazide-vs-lercanidipine-plus-enalapril-on-micro-and-macrocirculation-in-patients-with-mild-essential-hypertension
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Carolina De Ciuceis, Massimo Salvetti, Anna Paini, Claudia Rossini, Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Sarah Duse, Stefano Caletti, Maria Antonietta Coschignano, Francesco Semeraro, Valentina Trapletti, Fabio Bertacchini, Valeria Brami, Alina Petelca, Enrico Agabiti Rosei, Damiano Rizzoni, Claudia Agabiti Rosei
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers may possess antioxidant properties, and might improve micro and macrovascular structure and function. Combination treatment with an ACE inhibitor may have additional advantages, compared with a thiazide diuretic. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of a short-term treatment with lercanidipine, and to compare two combination treatments: lercanidipine + enalapril vs. lercanidipine + hydrochlorothiazide on structural alterations in retinal arterioles, on skin capillary density and on large artery distensibility...
June 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647674/in-pregnancy-increased-maternal-stai-trait-stress-score-shows-decreased-insulin-sensitivity-and-increased-stress-hormones
#18
Georgios Valsamakis, Dimitrios C Papatheodorou, Nikolaos Chalarakis, N Nikolaos Vrachnis, Elpida J Sidiropoulou, Maria Manolikaki, Aimilia Mantzou, Alexandra Margeli, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, George Mastorakos
INTRODUCTION: Chronic or acute stressors influence maternal and fetal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axes (HPA) during pregnancy. In this study, the effect of maternal stress into maternal insulin sensitivity was investigated during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two pregnant women [aged 27.1±2.5 (mean±SD) yrs; BMI=25±2.2kg/m(2)] had at the 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimesters anthropometry, fasting blood samples (cortisol, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH), active amylin, Interleukin (IL6)), Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) for glucose and insulin, state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) trait and state questionnaires (for stress assessment)...
June 13, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647651/concomitant-vasopressin-and-hydrocortisone-therapy-on-short-term-hemodynamic-effects-and-vasopressor-requirements-in-refractory-septic-shock
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Mitchell S Buckley, Robert MacLaren
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the short-term hemodynamic effects as well as vasopressor requirements with concomitant vasopressin (AVP) and hydrocortisone (HCT) compared to either agent alone in refractory septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, cohort study conducted in adult septic shock patients. Patients received continuous infusion AVP at 0.04units/min and/or HCT 200-300mg intravenous daily in divided doses for refractory septic shock...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647641/impact-of-left-subclavian-artery-revascularization-prior-to-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-on-post-operative-cerebrovascular-hemodynamics
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Arnoud V Kamman, Jonathan L Eliason, David M Williams, Bo Yang, Frans L Moll, Santi Trimarchi, Kim A Eagle, Himanshu J Patel
OBJECTIVES: The impact of left subclavian artery (LSA) revascularization prior to thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) on cerebrovascular flow is not well described. We studied bilateral vertebral and carotid artery flow characteristics before and after TEVAR, to evaluate the hemodynamic effects of LSA revascularization. METHODS: Seventy-four patients with mixed etiologies (mean age 70.9±10.5 years) underwent LSA revascularization and TEVAR (2006-2016) and had available pre- and post-operative carotid Duplex study available...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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