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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431249/macrophages-facilitate-electrical-conduction-in-the-heart
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Maarten Hulsmans, Sebastian Clauss, Ling Xiao, Aaron D Aguirre, Kevin R King, Alan Hanley, William J Hucker, Eike M Wülfers, Gunnar Seemann, Gabriel Courties, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Andrej J Savol, Hendrik B Sager, Kory J Lavine, Gregory A Fishbein, Diane E Capen, Nicolas Da Silva, Lucile Miquerol, Hiroko Wakimoto, Christine E Seidman, Jonathan G Seidman, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Kamila Naxerova, Richard N Mitchell, Dennis Brown, Peter Libby, Ralph Weissleder, Filip K Swirski, Peter Kohl, Claudio Vinegoni, David J Milan, Patrick T Ellinor, Matthias Nahrendorf
Organ-specific functions of tissue-resident macrophages in the steady-state heart are unknown. Here, we show that cardiac macrophages facilitate electrical conduction through the distal atrioventricular node, where conducting cells densely intersperse with elongated macrophages expressing connexin 43. When coupled to spontaneously beating cardiomyocytes via connexin-43-containing gap junctions, cardiac macrophages have a negative resting membrane potential and depolarize in synchrony with cardiomyocytes. Conversely, macrophages render the resting membrane potential of cardiomyocytes more positive and, according to computational modeling, accelerate their repolarization...
April 20, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419573/impella-2-5-initiated-prior-to-unprotected-left-main-pci-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock-improves-early-survival
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Perwaiz M Meraj, Rajkumar Doshi, Theodore Schreiber, Brijeshwar Maini, William W O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: To assess post-procedural outcomes when Impella 2.5 percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) support is initiated either prior to or after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) culprit lesion in the context of acute myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock (AMICS). BACKGROUND: Initiation of Impella 2.5 pLVAD prior to PCI is associated with significant survival benefit in the setting of AMICS...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418520/rapid-rule-out-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-a-single-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-measurement-below-the-limit-of-detection-a-collaborative-meta-analysis
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John W Pickering, Martin P Than, Louise Cullen, Sally Aldous, Ewoud Ter Avest, Richard Body, Edward W Carlton, Paul Collinson, Anne Marie Dupuy, Ulf Ekelund, Kai M Eggers, Christopher M Florkowski, Yonathan Freund, Peter George, Steve Goodacre, Jaimi H Greenslade, Allan S Jaffe, Sarah J Lord, Arash Mokhtari, Christian Mueller, Andrew Munro, Sebbane Mustapha, William Parsonage, W Frank Peacock, Christopher Pemberton, A Mark Richards, Juan Sanchis, Lukas P Staub, Richard Troughton, Raphael Twerenbold, Karin Wildi, Joanna Young
Background: High-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) are sometimes used to rapidly rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Purpose: To estimate the ability of a single hs-cTnT concentration below the limit of detection (<0.005 µg/L) and a nonischemic electrocardiogram (ECG) to rule out AMI in adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain. Data Sources: EMBASE and MEDLINE without language restrictions (1 January 2008 to 14 December 2016)...
April 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416574/a-glutamate-substituted-mutant-mimics-the-phosphorylated-and-active-form-of-guanylyl-cyclase-a
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Neil M Otto, William G McDowell, Deborah M Dickey, Lincoln R Potter
Multisite phosphorylation is required for activation of guanylyl cyclase (GC)-A, also known as NPR-A or NPR1, by cardiac natriuretic peptides (NPs). Seven chemically identified sites (Ser-487, Ser-497, Thr-500, Ser-502, Ser-506, Ser-510, Thr-513) and one functionally identified putative site (Ser-473) were reported. Single alanine substitutions for Ser-497, Thr-500, Ser-502, Ser-506 and Ser-510 reduced maximal velocity (Vmax), while glutamate substitutions had no effect or increased Vmax. Ala but not Glu substitution for Ser-497 increased the Michaelis constant (Km) ~400%...
April 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396445/cryoem-structure-of-a-prokaryotic-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-ion-channel
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Zachary M James, Andrew J Borst, Yoni Haitin, Brandon Frenz, Frank DiMaio, William N Zagotta, David Veesler
Cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) and hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-regulated (HCN) ion channels play crucial physiological roles in phototransduction, olfaction, and cardiac pace making. These channels are characterized by the presence of a carboxyl-terminal cyclic nucleotide-binding domain (CNBD) that connects to the channel pore via a C-linker domain. Although cyclic nucleotide binding has been shown to promote CNG and HCN channel opening, the precise mechanism underlying gating remains poorly understood...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
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Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386491/multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-mycotic-pseudoaneurysm-following-cardiac-transplant-bridged-by-ventricular-assistant-device
#7
C Aye, M Williams, R Horvath
Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of aorta following cardiac surgery is rare but is highly fatal if it is unrecognized and untreated. Here, we report a case of a 45-year-old male patient who presented with rapidly progressive multiple pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta infected with multidrug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 5 weeks after cardiac transplantation, on a background of prior bridging therapy with left ventricular assistant device (LVAD). The patient was successfully treated with the newer cephalosporin, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, in combination with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385639/bystander-cpr-is-associated-with-improved-neurologically-favourable-survival-in-cardiac-arrest-following-drowning
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Joshua M Tobin, William D Ramos, Yongjia Pu, Peter G Wernicki, Linda Quan, Joseph W Rossano
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest associated with drowning is a major public health concern with limited research available on outcome. This investigation aims to define the population at risk, and identify factors associated with neurologically favourable survival. METHODS: The Cardiac Arrest Registry for Enhanced Survival (CARES) database was queried for patients who had suffered cardiac arrest following drowning between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. The primary outcomes of interest were for favourable or unfavourable neurological outcome at hospital discharge, as defined by Cerebral Performance Category (CPC)...
April 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384143/a-decade-of-improvement-in-the-management-of-new-zealand-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-stemi-patients-results-from-the-new-zealand-acute-coronary-syndrome-acs-audit-group-national-audits-of-2002-2007-and-2012
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John M Elliott, Tom Kai Ming Wang, Greg D Gamble, Michael Ja Williams, Philip Matsis, Richard Troughton, Andrew Hamer, Gerry Devlin, Stewart Mann, Mark Richards, John K French, Harvey D White, Chris J Ellis
AIMS: To audit the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients admitted to a New Zealand Hospital over three 14-day periods to review their number, characteristics, management and outcome changes over a decade. METHODS: The acute coronary syndrome (ACS) audits were conducted over 14 days in May of 2002, 2007 and 2012 at New Zealand Hospitals admitting patients with a suspected or definite ACS. Longitudinal analyses of the STEMI subgroup are reported...
April 7, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368043/impact-of-cell-composition-and-geometry-on-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-engineered-cardiac-tissue
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Takeichiro Nakane, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Joseph P Tinney, Fangping Yuan, William J Kowalski, Fei Ye, Amanda J LeBlanc, Ryuzo Sakata, Jun K Yamashita, Bradley B Keller
The current study describes a scalable, porous large-format engineered cardiac tissue (LF-ECT) composed of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived multiple lineage cardiac cells with varied 3D geometries and cell densities developed towards the goal of scale-up for large animal pre-clinical studies. We explored multiple 15 × 15 mm ECT geometries using molds with rectangular internal staggered posts (mesh, ME), without posts (plain sheet, PS), or long parallel posts (multiple linear bundles, ML) and a gel matrix containing hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, endothelial, and vascular mural cells matured in vitro for 14 days...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362400/minimally-invasive-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mice
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Aung Moe Zaw, Connor M Williams, Helen K W Law, Billy Kwok Chong Chow
Minimally invasive transverse aortic constriction (MTAC) is a more desirable method for the constriction of the transverse aorta in mice than standard open-chest transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Although transverse aortic constriction is a highly functional method for the induction of high pressure in the left ventricle, it is a more difficult and lengthy procedure due to its use of artificial ventilation with tracheal intubation. TAC is oftentimes also less survivable, as the newer method, MTAC, neither requires the cutting of the ribs and intercostal muscles nor tracheal intubation with a ventilation setup...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360407/predictive-role-of-coagulation-fibrinolytic-and-endothelial-markers-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-and-thromboembolism-a-meta-analysis-meta-regression-and-systematic-review
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Alexander Weymann, Anton Sabashnikov, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Aron-Frederik Popov, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, William L Baker, Mohammadreza Lotfaliani, Tong Liu, Hamidreza Dehghan, Senol Yavuz, Michel Pompeu Barros de Oliveira Sá, Jae-Sik Jang, Mohamed Zeriouh, Lei Meng, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Guiseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Pascal M Dohmen, Hugh Calkins, Integrated Meta-Analysis Of Cardiac Cardiac Surgery And Cardiology-Group Imcsc-Group
BACKGROUND The pathophysiological mechanism associated with the higher prothrombotic tendency in atrial fibrillation (AF) is complex and multifactorial. However, the role of prothrombotic markers in AF remains inconclusive. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating the association of coagulation activation, fibrinolytic, and endothelial function with occurrence of AF and clinical adverse events. A comprehensive subgroup analysis and meta-regression was performed to explore potential sources of heterogeneity...
March 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355232/a-genome-wide-trans-ethnic-interaction-study-links-the-pigr-fcamr-locus-to-coronary-atherosclerosis-via-interactions-between-genetic-variants-and-residential-exposure-to-traffic
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Cavin K Ward-Caviness, Lucas M Neas, Colette Blach, Carol S Haynes, Karen LaRocque-Abramson, Elizabeth Grass, Z Elaine Dowdy, Robert B Devlin, David Diaz-Sanchez, Wayne E Cascio, Marie Lynn Miranda, Simon G Gregory, Svati H Shah, William E Kraus, Elizabeth R Hauser
Air pollution is a worldwide contributor to cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity. Traffic-related air pollution is a widespread environmental exposure and is associated with multiple cardiovascular outcomes such as coronary atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, and myocardial infarction. Despite the recognition of the importance of both genetic and environmental exposures to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, studies of how these two contributors operate jointly are rare. We performed a genome-wide interaction study (GWIS) to examine gene-traffic exposure interactions associated with coronary atherosclerosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344136/prognostic-value-of-soluble-st2-after-myocardial-infarction-a-community-perspective
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William S Jenkins, Véronique L Roger, Allan S Jaffe, Susan A Weston, Omar F AbouEzzeddine, Ruoxiang Jiang, Sheila M Manemann, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
BACKGROUND: Soluble ST2 (sST2) is a marker of cardiac mechanical strain hypothesized to adversely impact short-term prognosis after myocardial infarction. We examined the association of sST2 with longer-term outcomes after myocardial infarction in a geographically defined community. METHODS: Olmsted County, Minnesota residents who experienced an incident (first-ever) myocardial infarction between 11/01/2002 and 12/31/2012 were prospectively enrolled; sST2 levels were measured...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333933/geometry-dependent-functional-changes-in-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-probed-by-functional-imaging-and-rna-sequencing
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Christopher A Werley, Miao-Ping Chien, Jellert Gaublomme, Karthik Shekhar, Vincent Butty, B Alexander Yi, Joel M Kralj, William Bloxham, Laurie A Boyer, Aviv Regev, Adam E Cohen
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising platform for cardiac studies in vitro, and possibly for tissue repair in humans. However, hiPSC-CM cells tend to retain morphology, metabolism, patterns of gene expression, and electrophysiology similar to that of embryonic cardiomyocytes. We grew hiPSC-CM in patterned islands of different sizes and shapes, and measured the effect of island geometry on action potential waveform and calcium dynamics using optical recordings of voltage and calcium from 970 islands of different sizes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333021/a-phase-1-2-trial-of-a-combination-of-paclitaxel-and-trastuzumab-with-daily-irradiation-or-paclitaxel-alone-with-daily-irradiation-after-transurethral-surgery-for-noncystectomy-candidates-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-trial-nrg-oncology-rtog-0524
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M Dror Michaelson, Chen Hu, Huong T Pham, Douglas M Dahl, Chin Lee-Wu, Gregory P Swanson, Jacqueline Vuky, R Jeffrey Lee, Luis Souhami, Brian Chang, Asha George, Howard Sandler, William Shipley
PURPOSE: Bladder preservation therapy is an effective treatment for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (UC). In this study we treated noncystectomy candidates with daily radiation and weekly paclitaxel for 7 weeks. Patients whose tumors showed her2/neu overexpression were additionally treated with weekly trastuzumab. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-eight evaluable patients were treated with radiation therapy and either paclitaxel + trastuzumab (group 1) or paclitaxel alone (group 2)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333011/utility-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-for-left-sided-breast-radiation-therapy-in-preventing-early-cardiac-perfusion-defects-a-prospective-study
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Timothy M Zagar, Orit Kaidar-Person, Xiaoli Tang, Ellen E Jones, Jason Matney, Shiva K Das, Rebecca L Green, Arif Sheikh, Amir H Khandani, William H McCartney, Jorge Daniel Oldan, Terence Z Wong, Lawrence B Marks
PURPOSE: To evaluate early cardiac single photon computed tomography (SPECT) findings after left breast/chest wall postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in the setting of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective single-institution single-arm study of patients who were planned for tangential RT with DIBH to the left breast/chest wall (± internal mammary nodes). The DIBH was done by use of a controlled surface monitoring technique (AlignRT, Vision RT Ltd, London, UK)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315177/physical-symptoms-screening-for-cardiopulmonary-complications-of-obesity-using-audio-computer-assisted-self-interviews
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Jorge L Morales-Estrella, Farah D Ciftci, William E Trick, Keiki Hinami
PURPOSE: The main study objective was to assess the predictive value of selected physical symptoms for screening obstructive sleep apnea and major cardiac conditions in adults with obesity, thus providing the evidence for routine symptom screening of obesity complications endorsed by obesity management clinical practice guidelines. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using patient-reported outcomes data including the physical symptoms severity component of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale administered through Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews combined with data from the electronic medical records of an urban safety-net primary care clinic...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314425/characteristics-of-hearts-at-necropsy-in-patients-treated-chronically-with-prednisone-the-corticosteroid-heart
#19
William C Roberts, Vera S Won, Anupama Vasudevan, Joseph M Guileyardo
It is known that long-term corticosteroid therapy increases fatty deposits in several human tissues. To quantify the quantity of fatty deposits in the heart in patients on prednisone, we examined the heart at necropsy in 37 patients who had received long-term corticosteroid therapy (prednisone in 34) and compared certain findings in them to those in 194 (steroid-naïve) patients also studied at necropsy at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, in a 3-year period (2013, 2014, and 2015). Significant differences between the 2 groups were found in age, gender, and frequency of coronary artery disease but not in body mass index, frequency of massive cardiac adiposity, heart weight, or frequency of systemic hypertension or diabetes mellitus...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302997/platelets-cellular-and-functional-characteristics-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Alexander Weymann, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, Luis Nombela-Franco, Luca Testa, Mohammadreza Lotfaliani, Mohamed Zeriouh, Tong Liu, Hamidreza Dehghan, Senol Yavuz, Michel Pompeu Barros de Oliveira Sá, William L Baker, Jae-Sik Jang, Mengqi Gong, Umberto Benedetto, Pascal M Dohmen, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Hugh Calkins, Gregg W Stone, Integrated Meta-Analysis Of Cardiac Surgery And Cardiology-Group Imcsc-Group
BACKGROUND This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to determine the strength of evidence for evaluating the association of platelet cellular and functional characteristics including platelet count (PC), MPV, platelet distribution width (PDW), platelet factor 4, beta thromboglobulin (BTG), and p-selectin with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and consequent stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating platelet characteristics in patients with paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillations...
March 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
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