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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227459/leg-fluid-accumulation-during-prolonged-sitting
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Daniel Vena, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi, Daniel Vena, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi, Daniel Vena, Azadeh Yadollahi, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic
The accumulation of fluid in the legs due to sedentariness can be a health risk in extreme cases. Negative health impacts associated with leg fluid accumulation include leg edema and risk of blood clots. Furthermore, fluid accumulating in the legs is accompanied by fluid shift into the upper body which is also associated with health risks such as: increased blood pressure when lying down, respiratory problems in people with heart failure, and increased sleep apnea. Understanding the pattern by which fluid accumulates in the legs can aid in the development of devices for reducing leg fluid accumulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226778/simulation-of-motor-current-waveforms-in-monitoring-aortic-valve-state-during-ventricular-assist-device-support
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Khalid A Alonazi, Nigel H Lovell, Socrates Dokos, Khalid A Alonazi, Nigel H Lovell, Socrates Dokos, Khalid A Alonazi, Socrates Dokos, Nigel H Lovell
Monitoring of aortic valve (AV) opening and closure during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pump support is crucial in preventing AV abnormalities and remodeling caused by anomalous resirculation. In this study, simulations of LVAD motor current waveforms were undertaken to investigate AV response to rotary blood pump assistance, as well as to detect AV open and close status under heart failure conditions. A two-dimensional fluid-structure interaction finite-element model is presented to predict AV state during LVAD outflow...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223818/an-evidence-based-review-on-urate-lowering-treatments-implications-for-optimal-treatment-of-chronic-hyperuricemia
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REVIEW
Marilisa Bove, Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero, Maddalena Veronesi, Claudio Borghi
Several studies suggest that chronic hyperuricemia, the main precursor of gout, is involved in the pathogenesis of different systemic disorders that affect cardiovascular and renal systems, such as hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, chronic heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Recent epidemiological evidence has shown an increasing trend in the prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in the Western world: a number of population-based studies estimate a prevalence of up to 21% for hyperuricemia and 1%-4% for gout...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223517/heart-failure-drug-changes-the-mechanoenzymology-of-the-cardiac-myosin-powerstroke
#4
John A Rohde, David D Thomas, Joseph M Muretta
Omecamtiv mecarbil (OM), a putative heart failure therapeutic, increases cardiac contractility. We hypothesize that it does this by changing the structural kinetics of the myosin powerstroke. We tested this directly by performing transient time-resolved FRET on a ventricular cardiac myosin biosensor. Our results demonstrate that OM stabilizes myosin's prepowerstroke structural state, supporting previous measurements showing that the drug shifts the equilibrium constant for myosin-catalyzed ATP hydrolysis toward the posthydrolysis biochemical state...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221677/cardiovascular-disease-in-relation-to-placental-abruption-a%C3%A2-population-based-cohort-study-from-denmark
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Cande V Ananth, Anne Vinkel Hansen, Michelle A Williams, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CVD) complications stemming from vascular dysfunction have been widely explored in the setting of preeclampsia. However, the impact of abruption, a strong indicator of microvascular disturbance, on the risk of CVD mortality and morbidity remains poorly characterised. METHODS: We designed a cohort analysis of 828 289 women who delivered singletons in Denmark between 1978 and 2010. We linked the National Patient Registry and the Registry of Causes of Death to the Danish Birth Registry to ascertain CVD events...
February 21, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221206/significance-of-new-q-waves-and-their-location-in-postoperative-ecgs-after-elective-on-pump-cardiac-surgery-an-observational-cohort-study
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Eckhard Mauermann, Daniel Bolliger, Jens Fassl, Martin Grapow, Esther E Seeberger, Manfred D Seeberger, Miodrag Filipovic, Giovanna A L L Buse
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of new pathological Q waves after on-pump cardiac surgery is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not either the occurrence per se or the location of new pathological Q waves after on-pump cardiac surgery is associated with 12-month, all-cause mortality and/or major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Single university hospital from January 2007 to October 2010...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221187/identification-associated-factors-and-prognosis-of-symptom-clusters-in-taiwanese-patients-with-heart-failure
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Tsuey-Yuan Huang, Debra K Moser, Shiow-Li Hwang
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) have multiple distressing symptoms that are associated with poor outcomes. These symptoms do not occur in isolation from each other but likely occur as discrete clusters that may prove helpful to clinicians trying to counsel patients about symptom monitoring and management. Defining common symptom clusters and determining the associations between symptom clusters and outcomes may improve patient management. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to define symptom clusters and their association with event-free survival in terms of cardiac hospitalization and all-cause mortality in patients with HF...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219980/activation-of-neuronal-endothelin-b-receptors-mediates-pressor-response-through-alpha-1-adrenergic-receptors
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Bryan K Becker, Joshua S Speed, Mackenzie Powell, David M Pollock
Abnormalities in activity of the endothelin (ET) system have been widely reported in a number of cardiovascular disease states such as hypertension and heart failure. Although the vascular responses to ET are well established, the interaction between ET and other important modulators of blood pressure, such as the sympathetic nervous system, are less understood. Previous reports implicate ET signaling through ET type B (ETB) receptors in increasing neuronal activity. Therefore, we hypothesized that activation of ETB receptors on sympathetic nerves would increase blood pressure through an adrenergic-mediated mechanism...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219663/relation-of-stroke-and-major-bleeding-to-creatinine-clearance-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-fushimi-af-registry
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Mitsuru Abe, Hisashi Ogawa, Mitsuru Ishii, Nobutoyo Masunaga, Masahiro Esato, Yeong-Hwa Chun, Hikari Tsuji, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Gregory Y H Lip, Masaharu Akao
Creatinine clearance (CrCl) has been widely used to adjust the dosage of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and exclude contraindicated patients. However, there are few available real-world data on the relation between CrCl and adverse clinical outcomes in patients with AF. Therefore, we evaluated the clinical characteristics and adverse events in Japanese patients with AF stratified by CrCl. We categorized patients in the Fushimi AF Registry, a large prospective community-based Japanese cohort of patients with AF, into 3 groups as follows: (1) CrCl <30 ml/min, (2) CrCl 30 to 49 ml/min, and (3) CrCl ≥50 ml/min...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219580/use-of-anti-thymocyte-globulin-for-induction-therapy-in-cardiac-transplantation-a-review
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V Ruan, L S C Czer, M Awad, M Kittleson, J Patel, F Arabia, F Esmailian, D Ramzy, J Chung, M De Robertis, A Trento, J A Kobashigawa
The most common causes of death after heart transplantation (HTx) include acute rejection and multi-organ failure in the early period and malignancy and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) in the late period. Polyclonal antibody preparations such as rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) may reduce early acute rejection and the later occurrence of CAV after HTx. ATG therapy depletes T cells, modulates adhesion and cell-signaling molecules, interferes with dendritic cell function, and induces B-cell apoptosis and regulatory and natural killer T-cell expansion...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218210/optimal-timing-of-surgical-revascularization-for-myocardial-infarction-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Rong Wang, Nan Cheng, Cang-Song Xiao, Yang Wu, Xiao-Yong Sai, Zhi-Yun Gong, Yao Wang, Chang-Qing Gao
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of surgical revascularization for patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and impaired left ventricular function is not well established. This study aimed to examine the timing of surgical revascularization after STEMI in patients with ischemic heart disease and left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) by comparing early and late results. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, there were 2276 patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in our institution...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217927/hypertension-induced-remodelling-on-the-interactions-of-cardiac-risk-factors
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Jakub Tomek, Gil Bub
Hypertension induces considerable cardiac remodelling, such as hypertrophy, interstitial fibrosis, and abnormal activity of cardiac sympathetic nervous system, which are established risk factors in several highly dangerous heart diseases, such as ventricular fibrillation and congestive heart failure. All these risk factors and heart diseases are studied extensively in isolation, but to our knowledge, there is no comprehensive review of their interactions. At the same time, there is growing evidence suggesting that such interactions are numerous and that a successful therapy against a particular condition may have unexpectedly weak effects on mortality, as treated patients may die of a different cause exacerbated by the therapy...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217818/psychosocial-needs-and-interventions-for-heart-failure-patients-and-families-receiving-palliative-care-support-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
John G Cagle, Morgan Bunting, Anne Kelemen, Joonyup Lee, Dorothy Terry, Ryan Harris
Although diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in the USA, palliative care research has largely focused on populations of cancer patients. However, a diagnosis of heart failure differs substantially than that of cancer. They differ in terms of signs and symptoms, disease trajectories, treatment options, stigma, and prognosis. Additionally, the populations affected by these differing illnesses are also unique in a number of fundamental ways. Based on these differences, it is reasonable to hypothesize that palliative care patients with heart failure, and their families, have a distinct set of psychosocial needs...
February 20, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217430/giant-left-atrial-myxoma-cause-for-position-dependent-nocturnal-dyspnea-and-cardiac-murmur
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Julia Hillebrand, Sven Martens, Andreas Hoffmeier
Primary tumors of the heart are rare. The majority of them are benign, the left atrial myxoma being the most frequent one. Clinical appearance varies from unapparent to life-threatening complications such as stroke, acute heart failure, or even sudden death. Diagnosis and consecutive surgical treatment strongly depend on the clinical symptoms, but their extent does not correlate with the risk for serious complications. Therefore, patients with variable clinical presentation can be especially endangered. Consequent diagnostic and immediate operative therapy is essential...
January 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217316/subacute-right-heart-failure-revealing-three-simultaneous-causes-of-post-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-metastatic-dissemination-of-breast-cancer
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Flavien Vincent, Nicolas Lamblin, Marion Classe, Guillaume Schurtz, Antoine Rauch, Marie Fertin, Pascal De Groote
A 72-year-old woman with history of breast cancer only treated surgically was referred to our department for pulmonary hypertension (PH) suspicion. Echocardiogram revealed elevated right ventricular systolic pressure. Computed tomography (CT) angiogram showed no pulmonary embolism (PE), but lung scan revealed two ventilation-perfusion mismatch areas. Right cardiac catheterization established precapillary PH. Despite treatment with PH specific therapy (sildenafil, ambrisentan, and epoprostenol), her condition worsened rapidly with acute right heart failure (RHF)...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217314/potential-role-for-clinical-calibration-to-increase-engagement-with-and-application-of-home-telemonitoring-a-report-from-the-heartcycle-programme
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Paloma Gastelurrutia, Josep Lupón, Mar Domingo, Wim Stut, Silviu Dovancescu, John Cleland, Lutz Frankenstein, Antoni Bayes-Genis
AIMS: There is a need for alternative strategies that might avoid recurrent admissions in patients with heart failure. home telemonitoring (HTM) to monitor patient's symptoms from a distance may be useful. This study attempts to assess changes in HTM vital signs in response to daily life activities (variations in medication, salt intake, exercise, and stress) and to establish which variations affect weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed 76 patients with heart failure (mean age 76 ± 10...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217313/ghrelin-and-hormonal-markers-under-exercise-training-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-the-ex-dhf-pilot-study
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Tobias Daniel Trippel, Volker Holzendorf, Martin Halle, Götz Gelbrich, Kathleen Nolte, Andre Duvinage, Silja Schwarz, Tinka Rutscher, Julian Wiora, Rolf Wachter, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Hans-Dirk Duengen, Gerd Hasenfuß, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) experience HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Exercise training (ET) is effective in improving cardiorespiratory fitness and dimensions of quality of life in patients with HFpEF. A systemic pro-inflammatory state induced by comorbidities as the cause of myocardial structural and functional alterations has been proposed in HFpEF. ET modifies myocardial structure and has been related to inflammatory state. We investigated Ghrelin, related adipokines, markers of inflammation, and neuro-hormonal activation in patients undergoing a structured ET vs...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217308/demographical-and-clinicopathological-characteristics-in-heart-failure-and-outcome-predictors-a-prospective-observational-study
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Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev, Shreetal Rajan Nair, Biju George, Gopalan Nair Rajesh, Mangalath Narayanan Krishnan
AIMS: The aims of the study were to study the demographical and clinicopathological characteristics of patients presenting with heart failure and evaluate the 1 year outcomes and to identify risk predictors if any. METHODS AND RESULTS: A prospective observational study was conducted in consecutive patients of systolic heart failure. The study was divided into two parts-an initial 6 month enrolment phase followed up for 1 year for major adverse cardiovascular events...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217306/sexual-function-of-patients-with-heart-failure-facts-and-numbers
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EDITORIAL
Tiny Jaarsma
Approximately 60% to 87% of patients with heart failure (HF) report sexual problems, and numbers as low as 31% of HF patients younger than 70 have normal sexual function. When compared with healthy elders, the amount of perceived sexual dysfunction might be similar (around 56%), but patients with HF are reporting more erectile dysfunction (ED) and also perceive that their HF symptoms (20%) or HF medication (10%) is the cause for their problems. The prevalence of ED is highly prevalent in men with cardiac disease and reported in up to 81% of cardiac patients, compared with 50% in the general older population...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217119/seroprevalence-isolation-genotyping-and-pathogenicity-of-toxoplasma-gondii-strains-from-sheep-in-china
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YuRong Yang, YongJie Feng, QiuXia Yao, YingHua Wang, YaoYao Lu, HongDe Liang, XingQuan Zhu, LongXian Zhang
Toxoplasma gondii is an important cause of reproductive failure in small ruminants that also poses a risk to consumers who consume undercooked meat. However, little is known about sheep toxoplasmosis in China for the world. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the prevalence of T. gondii infection in sheep from China, to isolate T. gondii via bioassay in mice and to evaluate the virulence of the isolated T. gondii based on vero cell invasion and mice. A total of 840 samples (304 unfrozen hearts and 536 sera) from sheep in China were collected from 2014 to 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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