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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908351/pim1-kinase-overexpression-enhances-ckit-cardiac-stem-cell-cardiac-repair-following-myocardial-infarction-in-swine
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Shathiyah Kulandavelu, Vasileios Karantalis, Julia Fritsch, Konstantinos E Hatzistergos, Viky Y Loescher, Frederic McCall, Bo Wang, Luiza Bagno, Samuel Golpanian, Ariel Wolf, Justin Grenet, Adam Williams, Aaron Kupin, Aaron Rosenfeld, Sadia Mohsin, Mark A Sussman, Azorides Morales, Wayne Balkan, Joshua M Hare
BACKGROUND: Pim1 kinase plays an important role in cell division, survival, and commitment of precursor cells towards a myocardial lineage, and overexpression of Pim1 in ckit(+) cardiac stem cells (CSCs) enhances their cardioreparative properties. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to validate the effect of Pim1-modified CSCs in a translationally relevant large animal preclinical model of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Human cardiac stem cells (hCSCs, n = 10), hckit(+) CSCs overexpressing Pim1 (Pim1(+); n = 9), or placebo (n = 10) were delivered by intramyocardial injection to immunosuppressed Yorkshire swine (n = 29) 2 weeks after MI...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884249/long-term-arrhythmic-and-nonarrhythmic-outcomes-of-lamin-a-c-mutation-carriers
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Saurabh Kumar, Samuel H Baldinger, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Philippe Maury, Jean-Marc Sellal, Alexander F A Androulakis, Xavier Waintraub, Philippe Charron, Anne Rollin, Pascale Richard, William G Stevenson, Ciorsti J Macintyre, Carolyn Y Ho, Tina Thompson, Jitendra K Vohra, Jonathan M Kalman, Katja Zeppenfeld, Frederic Sacher, Usha B Tedrow, Neal K Lakdawala
BACKGROUND: Mutations in LMNA are variably expressed and may cause cardiomyopathy, atrioventricular block (AVB), or atrial arrhythmias (AAs) and ventricular arrhythmias (VA). Detailed natural history studies of LMNA-associated arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic outcomes are limited, and the prognostic significance of the index cardiac phenotype remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic outcomes of LMNA mutation carriers and to assess the prognostic significance of the index cardiac phenotype...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866925/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-and-post-heart-transplant-outcomes-among-united-states-adults
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Sandip Zalawadiya, Marat Fudim, Geetha Bhat, William Cotts, JoAnn Lindenfeld
BACKGROUND: Patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are given priority listing status for heart transplant (HT). Data on post-HT outcomes for adults with ECMO support at the time of HT are limited. METHODS: We analyzed data from the United Network for Organ Registry (UNOS) registry for 157 ECMO-supported adults (age ≥ 18 years) undergoing HT after January 1, 2000. Data at the time of HT were examined for their association with post-transplant mortality using multivariable Cox proportional hazard analyses...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864903/long-term-monitoring-of-cardiorespiratory-patterns-in-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Daniel M Goldenholz, Amanda Kuhn, Alison Austermuehle, Martin Bachler, Christopher Mayer, Siegfried Wassertheurer, Sara K Inati, William H Theodore
OBJECTIVE: Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) during inpatient electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring has been a rare but potentially preventable event, with associated cardiopulmonary markers. To date, no systematic evaluation of alarm settings for a continuous pulse oximeter (SpO2 ) has been performed. In addition, evaluation of the interrelationship between the ictal and interictal states for cardiopulmonary measures has not been reported. METHODS: Patients with epilepsy were monitored using video-EEG, SpO2 , and electrocardiography (ECG)...
November 16, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856475/assessment-of-cardiovascular-remodelling-following-endovascular-aortic-repair-through-imaging-and-computation-the-core-prospective-observational-cohort-study-protocol
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Foeke J H Nauta, Arnoud V Kamman, El-Sayed H Ibrahim, Prachi P Agarwal, Bo Yang, Karen Kim, David M Williams, Joost A van Herwaarden, Frans L Moll, Kim A Eagle, Santi Trimarchi, Himanshu J Patel, C Alberto Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic aortic stent grafts are orders of magnitude stiffer than the native aorta. These devices have been associated with acute hypertension, elevated pulse pressure, cardiac remodelling and reduced coronary perfusion. However, a systematic assessment of such cardiovascular effects of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is missing. The CardiOvascular Remodelling following Endovascular aortic repair (CORE) study aims to (1) quantify cardiovascular remodelling following TEVAR and compare echocardiography against MRI, the reference method; (2) validate computational modelling of cardiovascular haemodynamics following TEVAR using clinical measurements, and virtually assess the impact of more compliant stent grafts on cardiovascular haemodynamics; and (3) investigate diagnostic accuracy of ECG and serum biomarkers for cardiac remodelling compared to MRI...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855148/notes-from-the-field-cardiac-dysrhythmias-after-loperamide-abuse-new-york-2008-2016
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William Eggleston, Jeanna M Marraffa, Christine M Stork, Maria Mercurio-Zappala, Mark K Su, Rachel S Wightman, Karen R Cummings, Joshua G Schier
Loperamide is an over-the-counter antidiarrheal with opioid-receptor agonist properties. Recommended over-the-counter doses (range = 2-8 mg daily) do not produce opioid effects in the central nervous system because of poor oral bioavailability and P-glycoprotein efflux* of the medication (1); recent reports suggest that large doses (50-300 mg) of loperamide produce euphoria, central nervous system depression, and cardiotoxicity (2-4). Abuse of loperamide for its euphoric effect or for self-treatment of opioid withdrawal is increasing (5)...
November 18, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834986/echocardiographic-predictors-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-following-repair-of-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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Ginnie L Abarbanell, Gemma Morrow, Michael S Kelleman, Kirk R Kanter, William L Border, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) is a common complication following surgical repair of atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine predictors of LVOTO based on echocardiograms performed prior to initial repair of AVSD. METHODS: Of the 415 children that had repair of AVSD from 2003 to 2012, 17 children were identified with LVOTO that required surgical intervention. Thirty-four patients with repaired AVSD and no LVOTO served as controls...
May 12, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834756/oral-pharmacological-chaperone-migalastat-compared-with-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-fabry-disease-18-month-results-from-the-randomised-phase-iii-attract-study
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Derralynn A Hughes, Kathleen Nicholls, Suma P Shankar, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, David Koeller, Khan Nedd, Gerard Vockley, Takashi Hamazaki, Robin Lachmann, Toya Ohashi, Iacopo Olivotto, Norio Sakai, Patrick Deegan, David Dimmock, François Eyskens, Dominique P Germain, Ozlem Goker-Alpan, Eric Hachulla, Ana Jovanovic, Charles M Lourenco, Ichiei Narita, Mark Thomas, William R Wilcox, Daniel G Bichet, Raphael Schiffmann, Elizabeth Ludington, Christopher Viereck, John Kirk, Julie Yu, Franklin Johnson, Pol Boudes, Elfrida R Benjamin, David J Lockhart, Carrolee Barlow, Nina Skuban, Jeffrey P Castelli, Jay Barth, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by GLA mutations, resulting in α-galactosidase (α-Gal) deficiency and accumulation of lysosomal substrates. Migalastat, an oral pharmacological chaperone being developed as an alternative to intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), stabilises specific mutant (amenable) forms of α-Gal to facilitate normal lysosomal trafficking. METHODS: The main objective of the 18-month, randomised, active-controlled ATTRACT study was to assess the effects of migalastat on renal function in patients with Fabry disease previously treated with ERT...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824692/long-term-marathon-running-is-associated-with-low-coronary-plaque-formation-in-women
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William O Roberts, Robert S Schwartz, Stacia Merkel Kraus, Jonathan G Schwartz, Gretchen Peichel, Ross F Garberich, John R Lesser, Stephen N Oesterle, Kelly K Wickstrom, Thomas Knickelbine, Kevin M Harris
INTRODUCTION: Marathon running is presumed to improve cardiovascular risk, but health benefits of high volume running are unknown. High resolution coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and a cardiac risk factor assessment were completed in women with long term marathon running histories to compare to sedentary women with similar risk factors. METHODS: Women who had run at least one marathon per year for 10-25 years underwent CCTA, 12-lead ECG, blood pressure and heart rate measurement, lipid panel, and a demographic/health risk factor survey...
November 7, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823721/longitudinal-relationships-of-periodic-limb-movements-during-sleep-and-incident-atrial-fibrillation
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Anna M May, Terri Blackwell, Katie L Stone, Peggy M Cawthon, William H Sauer, Paul D Varosy, Susan Redline, Brian B Koo, Reena Mehra
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine relationship between periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and incident atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF). METHODS: Prospective multicenter cohort (n = 2273: adjudicated AF group; n = 843: self-reported AF group) of community-dwelling men without prevalent AF were followed for an average of 8.3 years (adjudicated) and 6.5 years (self-reported). PLMS index (PLMI, <5 (ref), ≥5 to <30, ≥30) and PLM arousal index (PLMAI, <1 (ref), ≥1 to <5, ≥5) were measured by polysomnography...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821723/c1q-tnf-related-protein-9-promotes-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-failure
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Mahesh Appari, Astrid Breitbart, Florian Brandes, Malgorzata Szaroszyk, Natali Froese, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Mona Malek Mohammadi, Andrea Grund, Gesine M Scharf, Honghui Wang, Carolin Zwadlo, Daniela Fraccarollo, Ulrike Schrameck, Mona Nemer, William Wong, Hugo A Katus, Kai C Wollert, Oliver J Müller, Johann Bauersachs, Joerg Heineke
RATIONALE: Myocardial endothelial cells promote cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, possibly through the release of growth factors. The identity of these factors, however, remains largely unknown, and we hypothesized here that the secreted C1q-TNF-related protein-9 (CTRP9) might act as endothelial derived protein to modulate heart remodeling in response to pressure overload. OBJECTIVE: To examine the source of cardiac CTRP9 and its function during pressure overload. METHODS AND RESULTS: CTRP9 was mainly derived from myocardial capillary endothelial cells...
November 7, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818284/cardiac-angiosarcoma-histopathologic-immunohistochemical-and-cytogenetic-analysis-of-10-cases
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Charles Leduc, Sarah M Jenkins, William R Sukov, Jeannette G Rustin, Joseph J Maleszewski
Angiosarcoma (AS) is the most common cardiac sarcoma with differentiation, and is poorly characterized from a molecular genetic standpoint. Prognosis remains poor, owing to several factors including aggressive tumor biology, poor response to adjuvant therapy, and lack of targeted therapy. The clinical, pathologic and molecular cytogenetic features were studied in ten cardiac AS surgically resected at Mayo Clinic (1994-2015) using a whole genome single nucleotide polymorphism based platform (OncoScan). Mean patient age was 47...
November 3, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816455/cardiac-troponin-t-degradation-in-serum-is-catalysed-by-human-thrombin
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Alexander S Streng, Douwe de Boer, William P T M van Doorn, Jordy M M Kocken, Otto Bekers, Will K W H Wodzig
Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) has been shown to be present in fragmented forms in human serum after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). While calpain-1 and caspase-3 have been identified as intracellular proteases able to cleave the N-terminus of cTnT, it is still unclear which proteases are responsible for the extensive and progressive cTnT fragmentation observed in serum of AMI-patients. In this pilot study we have investigated the possibility that human thrombin may be involved in this process. Purified human cTnT was spiked in unprocessed and deproteinated serum in the presence or absence of either purified human thrombin or PPACK thrombin inhibitor...
December 2, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811210/a-novel-protein-glycan-derived-inflammation-biomarker-independently-predicts-cardiovascular-disease-and-modifies-the-association-of-hdl-subclasses-with-mortality
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Robert W McGarrah, Jacob P Kelly, Damian M Craig, Carol Haynes, Ryan C Jessee, Kim M Huffman, William E Kraus, Svati H Shah
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that systemic inflammation may adversely impact HDL function. In this study we sought to evaluate the independent and incremental predictive performance of glycoprotein acetylation (GlycA)-a novel serum inflammatory biomarker that is an aggregate measure of enzymatically glycosylated acute phase proteins-and HDL subclasses on adverse events in a retrospective observational study of a secondary prevention population and to understand a priori defined potential interactions between GlycA and HDL subclasses...
November 3, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798053/relationship-between-aetiology-and-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Stefania Rosmini, Elena Biagini, Costantinos O'Mahony, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Niccolo' Ruozi, Luis R Lopes, Oliver Guttmann, Patricia Reant, Cristina C Quarta, Antonis Pantazis, Maria Tome-Esteban, William J Mckenna, Claudio Rapezzi, Perry M Elliott
BACKGROUND: Severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is an uncommon complication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) that is associated with poor prognosis. Small observational series suggest that patients with rare causes of HCM are more likely to develop systolic impairment than those with idiopathic disease or mutations in cardiac sarcomeric protein genes. The aim of this study was to test this hypothesis by comparing the prevalence of systolic dysfunction and its impact on prognosis in patients with different causes of HCM...
October 24, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792908/associations-among-plasma-metabolite-levels-and-short-term-exposure-to-pm2-5-and-ozone-in-a-cardiac-catheterization-cohort
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Susanne Breitner, Alexandra Schneider, Robert B Devlin, Cavin K Ward-Caviness, David Diaz-Sanchez, Lucas M Neas, Wayne E Cascio, Annette Peters, Elizabeth R Hauser, Svati H Shah, William E Kraus
RATIONALE: Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) and ozone has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the mechanisms linking PM and ozone exposure to CVD remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study explored associations between short-term exposures to PM with a diameter <2.5μm (PM2.5) and ozone with plasma metabolite concentrations. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used cross-sectional data from a cardiac catheterization cohort at Duke University, North Carolina (NC), USA, accumulated between 2001 and 2007...
October 25, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773678/heart-rate-variability-pre-deployment-predictor-of-post-deployment-ptsd-symptoms
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Jeffrey M Pyne, Joseph I Constans, Mark D Wiederhold, Douglas P Gibson, Timothy Kimbrell, Teresa L Kramer, Jeffery A Pitcock, Xiaotong Han, D Keith Williams, Don Chartrand, Richard N Gevirtz, James Spira, Brenda K Wiederhold, Rollin McCraty, Thomas R McCune
Heart rate variability is a physiological measure associated with autonomic nervous system activity. This study hypothesized that lower pre-deployment HRV would be associated with higher post-deployment post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Three-hundred-forty-three Army National Guard soldiers enrolled in the Warriors Achieving Resilience (WAR) study were analyzed. The primary outcome was PTSD symptom severity using the PTSD Checklist - Military version (PCL) measured at baseline, 3- and 12-month post-deployment...
October 20, 2016: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755068/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-sustained-neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-adult-critically-ill-patient
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Michael J Murray, Heidi DeBlock, Brian Erstad, Anthony Gray, Judi Jacobi, Che Jordan, William McGee, Claire McManus, Maureen Meade, Sean Nix, Andrew Patterson, M Karen Sands, Richard Pino, Ann Tescher, Richard Arbour, Bram Rochwerg, Catherine Friederich Murray, Sangeeta Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2002 version of "Clinical practice guidelines for sustained neuromuscular blockade in the adult critically ill patient." DESIGN: A Task Force comprising 17 members of the Society of Critical Medicine with particular expertise in the use of neuromuscular-blocking agents; a Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation expert; and a medical writer met via teleconference and three face-to-face meetings and communicated via e-mail to examine the evidence and develop these practice guidelines...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747477/omega-3-fatty-acids-and-cardiovascular-disease-are-there-benefits
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Kate J Bowen, William S Harris, Penny M Kris-Etherton
Early secondary prevention trials of fish and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) capsules reported beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, including all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death. These clinical findings, as well as observational and experimental data, demonstrated that omega-3 PUFAs reduced the risk of coronary outcomes and overall mortality and were the basis for recommendations made in the early 2000s to increase omega-3 PUFA intake. In the last 6 years, however, results from both primary and secondary prevention trials have generally failed to show a beneficial effect of omega-3 PUFA supplementation, bringing current recommendations into question...
November 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747165/use-of-bio-informatics-assessment-schema-bias-to-improve-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-myocardial-perfusion-data-results-from-the-nhlbi-sponsored-women-s-ischemia-syndrome-evaluation-wise
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Mark Doyle, Gerald M Pohost, C Noel Bairey Merz, Leslee J Shaw, George Sopko, William J Rogers, Barry L Sharaf, Carl J Pepine, Diane V Thompson, Geetha Rayarao, Lindsey Tauxe, Sheryl F Kelsey, Robert W W Biederman
BACKGROUND: We introduce an algorithmic approach to optimize diagnostic and prognostic value of gated cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and magnetic resonance (MR) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) modalities in women with suspected myocardial ischemia. The novel approach: bio-informatics assessment schema (BIAS) forms a mathematical model utilizing MPI data and cardiac metrics generated by one modality to predict the MPI status of another modality. The model identifies cardiac features that either enhance or mask the image-based evidence of ischemia...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
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