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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302741/cardiac-regeneration-lessons-from-development
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Francisco X Galdos, Yuxuan Guo, Sharon L Paige, Nathan J VanDusen, Sean M Wu, William T Pu
Palliative surgery for congenital heart disease has allowed patients with previously lethal heart malformations to survive and, in most cases, to thrive. However, these procedures often place pressure and volume loads on the heart, and over time, these chronic loads can cause heart failure. Current therapeutic options for initial surgery and chronic heart failure that results from failed palliation are limited, in part, by the mammalian heart's low inherent capacity to form new cardiomyocytes. Surmounting the heart regeneration barrier would transform the treatment of congenital, as well as acquired, heart disease and likewise would enable development of personalized, in vitro cardiac disease models...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298664/the-impact-of-roller-pump-vs-centrifugal-pump-on-homologous-blood-transfusion-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Bharat Datt, Moui B Nguyen, Gary Plancher, Mark Ruzmetov, Michael O'Brien, Alicia Kube, Hamish M Munro, Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli
Centrifugal pumps are considered to be less destructive to blood elements (1) when compared to roller pumps. However, their large prime volumes render them unsuitable as arterial pumps in heart lung machine (HLM) circuitry for children. In November of 2014, the circuit at Arnold Palmer Hospital, a Biomedicus BP-50 with kinetic assist venous drainage (KAVD) and 1/4″ tubing was converted to a roller pump in the arterial position with gravity drainage. Vacuum-assisted venous drainage (VAVD) was mounted on the HLM as a backup, but not used...
March 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296006/intracoronary-allogeneic-cardiosphere-derived-stem-cells-are-safe-for-use-in-dogs-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Michael Taylor Hensley, Junnan Tang, Kathleen Woodruff, Teresa Defrancesco, Sandra Tou, Christina M Williams, Mathew Breen, Kathryn Meurs, Bruce Keene, Ke Cheng
Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) have been shown to reduce scar size and increase viable myocardium in human patients with mild/moderate myocardial infarction. Studies in rodent models suggest that CDC therapy may confer therapeutic benefits in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We sought to determine the safety and efficacy of allogeneic CDC in a large animal (canine) model of spontaneous DCM. Canine CDCs (cCDCs) were grown from a donor dog heart. Similar to human CDCs, cCDCs express CD105 and are slightly positive for c-kit and CD90...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268070/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-1-association-with-pre-operative-clinical-imaging-and-physiological-parameters
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J E Newman, M J Bown, R D Sayers, J P Thompson, T G Robinson, B Williams, R Panerai, P Lacy, A R Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH) is a well recognised, but poorly understood, phenomenon after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) that is associated with post-operative intracranial haemorrhage, hyperperfusion syndrome, and cardiac complications. The aim of the current study was to identify pre-operative clinical, imaging, and physiological parameters associated with PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 CEA patients undergoing CEA under general anaesthesia underwent pre-operative evaluation of 24 hour ambulatory arterial blood pressure (BP), baroreceptor sensitivity, cerebral autoregulation, and transcranial Doppler measurement of cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv) and pulsatility index...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245798/left-atrial-appendage-morphology-and-risk-of-stroke-following-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-drug-refractory-atrial-fibrillation-in-low-cha2ds2vasc-risk-patients
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Faith R Kelly, Robert A Hull, Takor B Arrey-Mbi, Michael U Williams, Joshua S Lee, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin M Thomas
BACKGROUND: Cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) has become an important adjunct in the structural assessment of the pulmonary veins (PV) prior to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Published data is conflicting regarding a relationship between left atrial appendage (LAA) and the risk of ischemic stroke (CVA) following PVI. We investigated the associations of volumetric and morphologic left atrial (LA) and LAA measurements for CVA following PVI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 332 consecutive patients with drug refractory atrial fibrillation who obtained cardiac CT angiogram (CCTA) prior to PVI...
February 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223123/proarrhythmia-liability-assessment-and-the-comprehensive-in-vitro-proarrhythmia-assay-cipa-an-industry-survey-on-current-practice
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Simon Authier, Michael K Pugsley, John E Koerner, Bernard Fermini, William S Redfern, Jean-Pierre Valentin, Hugo M Vargas, Derek J Leishman, Krystle Correll, Michael J Curtis
INTRODUCTION: The Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) has conducted a survey of its membership to identify industry practices related to testing considered in the Comprehensive In vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA). METHODS: Survey topics included nonclinical approaches to address proarrhythmia issues, conduct of in silico studies, in vitro ion channel testing methods used, drugs used as positive controls during the conduct of cardiac ion channel studies, types of arrhythmias observed in non-clinical studies and use of the anticipated CiPA ion channel assay...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213374/diurnal-differences-in-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-during-spontaneous-hypoglycemia-in-young-people-with-type-1-diabetes
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Peter Novodvorsky, Alan Bernjak, Elaine Chow, Ahmed Iqbal, Lianne Sellors, Scott Williams, Robert A Fawdry, Bhavin Parekh, Richard M Jacques, Jefferson L B Marques, Paul J Sheridan, Simon R Heller
OBJECTIVE: Hypoglycemia may exert proarrhythmogenic effects on the heart via sympathoadrenal stimulation and hypokalemia. Hypoglycemia-induced cardiac dysrhythmias are linked to the "dead-in-bed syndrome," a rare, but devastating, condition. We examined the effect of nocturnal and daytime clinical hypoglycemia on electrocardiogram (ECG) in young people with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty-seven individuals with type 1 diabetes underwent 96 h of simultaneous ambulatory ECG and blinded continuous interstitial glucose monitoring (CGM) while symptomatic hypoglycemia was recorded...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192777/renal-function-and-scaled-troponin-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-symptoms-of-myocardial-infarction
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Anupama Vasudevan, Adam J Singer, Christopher DeFilippi, Gary Headden, Jeffrey M Schussler, Lori B Daniels, Michael Reed, Martin P Than, Robert Birkhahn, Stephen W Smith, Tyler W Barrett, William Arnold, W Frank Peacock, Peter A McCullough
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins are often found to be elevated in patients with renal dysfunction, even in the absence of acute myocardial injury. The objective of this report was to characterize the scaled troponin values and proportion of adjudicated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among patients with and without renal dysfunction. METHODS: The data was from a multicenter prospective study including patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms of AMI...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191886/sirtuin-1-regulates-cardiac-electrical-activity-by-deacetylating-the-cardiac-sodium-channel
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Ajit Vikram, Christopher M Lewarchik, Jin-Young Yoon, Asma Naqvi, Santosh Kumar, Gina M Morgan, Julia S Jacobs, Qiuxia Li, Young-Rae Kim, Modar Kassan, Jing Liu, Mohanad Gabani, Ajay Kumar, Haider Mehdi, Xiaodong Zhu, Xiaoqun Guan, William Kutschke, Xiaoming Zhang, Ryan L Boudreau, Shengchuan Dai, Daniel S Matasic, Saet-Byel Jung, Kenneth B Margulies, Vikas Kumar, Markus M Bachschmid, Barry London, Kaikobad Irani
The voltage-gated cardiac Na(+) channel (Nav1.5), encoded by the SCN5A gene, conducts the inward depolarizing cardiac Na(+) current (INa) and is vital for normal cardiac electrical activity. Inherited loss-of-function mutations in SCN5A lead to defects in the generation and conduction of the cardiac electrical impulse and are associated with various arrhythmia phenotypes. Here we show that sirtuin 1 deacetylase (Sirt1) deacetylates Nav1.5 at lysine 1479 (K1479) and stimulates INa via lysine-deacetylation-mediated trafficking of Nav1...
March 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190549/comparing-del-nido-and-conventional-cardioplegia-in-infants-and-neonates-in-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kamal K Pourmoghadam, Mark Ruzmetov, Michael C O'Brien, Kurt D Piggott, Gary Plancher, Sukumar Suguna Narasimhulu, Tavya Benjamin, William M Decampli
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome measures after the use of del Nido (dN) cardioplegia compared with conventional multidose high-potassium (non-dN) cardioplegia in neonates and infants. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data in patients, aged younger than 1 year, undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) from January 2012 to August 2015. We changed our cardioplegia protocol from non-dN to dN administered in a single or infrequently dosed strategy in September 2013...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188951/the-influence-of-adrenergic-stimulation-on-sex-differences-in-left-ventricular-twist-mechanics
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Alexandra M Williams, Rob E Shave, William S Cheyne, Neil D Eves
BACKGROUND: Sex differences in LV mechanics exist at rest and during acute physiological stress. Differences in cardiac autonomic and adrenergic control may contribute to sex differences in LV mechanics and LV hemodynamics. Accordingly, this study aimed to investigate sex differences in LV mechanics with altered adrenergic stimulation achieved through post handgrip exercise ischemia (PEI) and β1 -adrenergic receptor (AR) blockade. METHODS AND RESULTS: 20 males (23 ± 5 yr) and 20 females (22 ± 3 yr) were specifically matched for LV length (males: 8...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183375/translating-clinical-trials-into-clinical-practice-a-survey-assessing-the-potential-impact-of-the-pediatric-heart-network-infant-single-ventricle-trial
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Victor Zak, Daphne T Hsu, Victoria L Pemberton, Jami C Levine, Andrew M Atz, James F Cnota, Chitra Ravishankar, Piers Barker, Linda M Lambert, Brian W McCrindle, Michele A Frommelt, Karen Altmann, Shan Chen, Richard V Williams
BACKGROUND: A few studies have evaluated the impact of clinical trial results on practice in paediatric cardiology. The Infant Single Ventricle (ISV) Trial results published in 2010 did not support routine use of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril in infants with single-ventricle physiology. We sought to assess the influence of these findings on clinical practice. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed via e-mail to over 2000 paediatric cardiologists, intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and cardiac advance practice nurses during three distribution periods...
February 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137632/generation-6-hydroxyl-pamam-dendrimers-improve-cns-penetration-from-intravenous-administration-in-a-large-animal-brain-injury-model
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Fan Zhang, J Trent Magruder, Yi-An Lin, Todd C Crawford, Joshua C Grimm, Christopher M Sciortino, Mary Ann Wilson, Mary E Blue, Sujatha Kannan, Michael V Johnston, William A Baumgartner, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) provides neuroprotection during cardiac surgery but entails an ischemic period that can lead to excitotoxicity, neuroinflammation, and subsequent neurologic injury. Hydroxyl polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers target activated microglia and damaged neurons in the injured brain, and deliver therapeutics in small and large animal models. We investigated the effect of dendrimer size on brain uptake and explored the pharmacokinetics in a clinically-relevant canine model of HCA-induced brain injury...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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