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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029073/clinical-genetics-and-outcome-of-left-ventricular-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy
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Farbod Sedaghat-Hamedani, Jan Haas, Feng Zhu, Christian Geier, Elham Kayvanpour, Martin Liss, Alan Lai, Karen Frese, Regina Pribe-Wolferts, Ali Amr, Daniel Tian Li, Omid Shirvani Samani, Avisha Carstensen, Diana Martins Bordalo, Marion Müller, Christine Fischer, Jing Shao, Jing Wang, Ming Nie, Li Yuan, Sabine Haßfeld, Christine Schwartz, Min Zhou, Zihua Zhou, Yanwen Shu, Min Wang, Kai Huang, Qiutang Zeng, Longxian Cheng, Tobias Fehlmann, Philipp Ehlermann, Andreas Keller, Christoph Dieterich, Katrin Streckfuß-Bömeke, Yuhua Liao, Michael Gotthardt, Hugo A Katus, Benjamin Meder
Aims: In this study, we aimed to clinically and genetically characterize LVNC patients and investigate the prevalence of variants in known and novel LVNC disease genes. Introduction: Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure, arrhythmia, thromboembolism, and sudden cardiac death. We sought here to dissect its genetic causes, phenotypic presentation and outcome. Methods and results: In our registry with follow-up of in the median 61 months, we analysed 95 LVNC patients (68 unrelated index patients and 27 affected relatives; definite familial LVNC = 23...
October 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029007/presence-of-micro-and-macroalbuminuria-and-the-association-with-cardiac-mechanics-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Rasmus Mogelvang, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Tina Vilsbøll, Peter Rossing, Jan Skov Jensen
Aims: Albuminuria-a marker of generalized vascular dysfunction-is a strong predictor of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes which may be caused by concomitant myocardial dysfunction reflecting the same underlying pathogenesis. Methods and results: We included 915 patients with type 2 diabetes from two secondary care centres and stratified according to albuminuria status in normo-, micro-, and macroalbuminuria. We performed comprehensive echocardiography including conventional imaging, tissue Doppler imaging, and 2D speckle tracking...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028810/risk-of-exacerbation-following-pneumonia-in-adults-with-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rebecca Bornheimer, Kimberly M Shea, Reiko Sato, Derek Weycker, Stephen I Pelton
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence demonstrates increased short-term risk of cardiac complications and respiratory failure among patients with heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respectively, concurrent with an episode of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We evaluated patients with pre-existing HF or COPD, beginning 30 days after CAP diagnosis, to determine if CAP had a prolonged impact on their underlying comorbidity. METHODS: A retrospective matched-cohort design using US healthcare claims was employed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028694/individualized-biventricular-epicardial-augmentation-technology-in-a-drug-induced-porcine-failing-heart-model
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Lasse Jagschies, Marc Hirschvogel, Jose Matallo, Andreas Maier, Karin Mild, Horst Brunner, Rabea Hinkel, Michael W Gee, Peter Radermacher, Stephen M Wildhirt, Sebastian Hafner
For treatment of advanced heart failure, current strategies include cardiac transplantation or blood-contacting pump technology associated with complications, including stroke and bleeding. This study investigated an individualized biventricular epicardial augmentation technology in a drug-induced porcine failing heart model. A total of 11 pigs were used, for the assessment of hemodynamics and cardiac function under various conditions of support pressures and support durations (n = 4), to assess device positioning and function by in vivo computer tomographic imaging (n = 3) and to investigate a minimally invasive implantation on the beating heart (n = 4)...
October 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028640/coronary-sinus-catheter-induced-heart-block-during-aortic-valve-replacement-a-case-report
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Aaron B Dahl, Teresa Murray-Torres, Daniel A Emmert
Conduction abnormalities after cardiac surgery are common as is spontaneous resolution of these abnormalities. However, 1%-3% of patients will require placement of a permanent pacemaker. Patients with preexisting conduction abnormalities, undergoing reoperation, preexisting pulmonary hypertension and undergoing mitral or aortic valve operations are at a higher risk for requiring a permanent pacemaker. We present the first case described in the literature of a patient with a preexisting left bundle branch block, and heart failure with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 25% who developed complete heart block after placement of a coronary sinus catheter...
October 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028633/acute-kidney-injury-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Katja M Gist, David M Kwiatkowski, David S Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery or in pediatric patients with congestive heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: This review describes the definition and various manifestations of AKI, the impact of biomarkers on the diagnosis of AKI, the importance of fluid overload as a consequence of AKI and its long-term impact. SUMMARY: There are novel biomarkers for AKI detection that should facilitate early recognition and intervention to prevent or attenuate the effects of AKI and fluid overload...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027210/oedema-fibrosis-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, Antigoni Papavasiliou, Katerina Giannakopoulou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Maria Roser Pons, Evangelos Karanasios, Ioannis Nikas, George Papadopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou, George P Chrousos
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscle disorder characterized by progressive, irreversible loss of cardiac and skeletal muscular function. Muscular enlargement in DMD is attributed to oedema, due to the increased cytoplasmic Na+ concentration. The aim in this review is to present the current experience and emphasize the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the diagnosis of this condition. DMD patients' survival depends on ventilatory assistance, as respiratory muscle dysfunction was the most common cause of death in the past...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027095/multimodality-imaging-of-pericardial-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Fatimah Almasoudi, Mohamed Ebid, Amjad M Ahmed, Abdelrahman Jamiel
Pericardial diseases have changed their epidemiology in the past few years. With the aging population and decreasing incidence of communicable diseases, the causes of pericardial diseases have significantly changed from infectious and malignant to postradiation and cardiac surgery causes. Despite that, pericardial diseases remain difficult to diagnose. The accurate and timely diagnosis of these diseases is essential to avoid the late sequela of pericardial constriction and pericardial cirrhosis. Echocardiography remains the first test of choice for the assessment of patients with suspected pericardial diseases...
October 12, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026925/er-protein-quality-control-and-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-the-heart
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A Arrieta, E A Blackwood, C C Glembotski
Cardiac myocytes are the cells responsible for the robust ability of the heart to pump blood throughout the circulatory system. Cardiac myocytes grow in response to a variety of physiological and pathological conditions; this growth challenges endoplasmic reticulum-protein quality control (ER-PQC), a major feature of which includes the unfolded protein response (UPR). ER-PQC and the UPR in cardiac myocytes growing under physiological conditions, including normal development, exercise, and pregnancy, are sufficient to support hypertrophic growth of each cardiac myocyte...
October 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025749/late-onset-postcapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-mustard-or-senning-baffles
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Marie-A Chaix, Annie Dore, Lise-Andrée Mercier, François-Pierre Mongeon, François Marcotte, Réda Ibrahim, Anita W Asgar, Azadeh Shohoudi, Fabien Labombarda, Blandine Mondésert, Nancy Poirier, Paul Khairy
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding late-onset pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with transposition of the great arteries and atrial switch surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 140 adults with transposition of the great arteries and atrial switch surgery, age 37.3±7.8, 37.1% female, in order to assess the prevalence and characteristics of late-onset PH and explore associated factors. Patients were followed for a median of 32...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025748/compromised-cerebrovascular-regulation-and-cerebral-oxygenation-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Simon Malenfant, Patrice Brassard, Myriam Paquette, Olivier Le Blanc, Audrey Chouinard, Valérie Nadeau, Philip D Allan, Yu-Chieh Tzeng, Sébastien Simard, Sébastien Bonnet, Steeve Provencher
BACKGROUND: Functional cerebrovascular regulatory mechanisms are important for maintaining constant cerebral blood flow and oxygen supply in heathy individuals and are altered in heart failure. We aim to examine whether pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with abnormal cerebrovascular regulation and lower cerebral oxygenation and their physiological and clinical consequences. METHODS AND RESULTS: Resting mean flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery mean flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery (MCAvmean); transcranial Doppler), cerebral pressure-flow relationship (assessed at rest and during squat-stand maneuvers; analyzed using transfer function analysis), cerebrovascular reactivity to CO2, and central chemoreflex were assessed in 11 patients with PAH and 11 matched healthy controls...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025686/-usefulness-of-spectral-tissue-doppler-e-e-ratio-in-the-management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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S Arques, E Roux
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac rhythm disorder encountered in daily clinical practice. It carries high morbidity and mortality rates, mainly related to sudden death, heart failure and stroke. Validation of noninvasive markers in the diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and risk stratification is therefore attractive in this clinical setting. The spectral tissue Doppler-derived E/e' ratio is a simple and user-friendly index which has been validated in the assessment of left ventricular diastolic pressures, regardless of rhythm...
October 9, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025576/the-prevalence-correlates-and-impact%C3%A2-on%C3%A2-cardiac-mortality-of-right%C3%A2-ventricular-dysfunction-in-nonischemic%C3%A2-cardiomyopathy
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Andreas Pueschner, Pairoj Chattranukulchai, John F Heitner, Dipan J Shah, Brenda Hayes, Wolfgang Rehwald, Michele A Parker, Han W Kim, Robert M Judd, Raymond J Kim, Igor Klem
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the prevalence, correlates, and impact on cardiac mortality of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in nonischemic cardiomyopathy. BACKGROUND: Current heart failure guidelines place little emphasis on RV assessment due to limited available data on determinants of RV function, mechanisms leading to its failure, and relation to outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively studied 423 patients with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)...
October 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025554/cardiac-mr-with-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-acute-myocarditis-with%C3%A2-preserved-systolic-function-itamy-study
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Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Matteo Perfetti, Giovanni Camastra, Lorenzo Monti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Claudio Moro, Alessia Pepe, Giancarlo Todiere, Chiara Lanzillo, Alessandra Scatteia, Mauro Di Roma, Gianluca Pontone, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Andrea Barison, Gianluca Di Bella
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) has not been clarified in acute myocarditis (AM) with preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the role of CMR and LGE in the prognosis of AM with preserved LVEF. METHODS: This study analyzed data from ITAMY (ITalian multicenter study on Acute MYocarditis) and evaluated CMR results from 386 patients (299 male; mean age 35 ± 15 years) with AM and preserved LVEF...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025547/contemporary-techniques-of-pericardiectomy-for-pericardial-disease
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REVIEW
Pouya Hemmati, Kevin L Greason, Hartzell V Schaff
Pericardiectomy is a potentially curative treatment for constrictive pericarditis. We use a median sternotomy and believe that adequate resection involves removal of the diaphragmatic pericardium and the anterior pericardium. Late outcomes depend on severity of right-sided heart failure preoperatively, the etiology of constrictive pericarditis, and adequate pericardial resection. Late results are excellent in patients with idiopathic disease or those with pericarditis secondary to prior cardiac operations. However, survival is reduced in those with radiation-induced constrictive pericarditis, primarily owing to additional secondary effects of radiation on cardiac valves, epicardial coronary arteries, and ventricular myocardium where fibrosis may cause associated restrictive cardiomyopathy...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025545/constrictive-pericarditis
#16
REVIEW
Terrence D Welch, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis is a potentially treatable cause of diastolic heart failure that arises because a diseased, inelastic pericardium restricts ventricular diastolic expansion. Affected patients present with heart failure with predominant right-sided symptoms and signs. The key to diagnosis is identification of the unique hemodynamic properties associated with constriction: dissociation of intrathoracic and intracardiac pressures and enhanced ventricular interaction. Comprehensive echocardiography with Doppler imaging is useful, but invasive hemodynamic assessment and cross-sectional imaging may be required for confirmation...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025541/imaging-of-the-pericardium-a-multimodality-cardiovascular-imaging-update
#17
REVIEW
Bo Xu, Deborah H Kwon, Allan L Klein
Pericardial diseases represent diverse conditions, ranging from painful inflammatory states, such as acute pericarditis, to life-threatening tamponade and chronic heart failure due to constrictive pericarditis. Multimodality cardiovascular imaging plays important roles in diagnosis and management of pericardial conditions. This review provides a clinical update on multimodality cardiovascular imaging of the pericardium, incorporating echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on guiding clinicians about when each cardiac imaging modality should be used in each relevant pericardial condition...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025373/the-prognostic-value-of-high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-i-in-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy
#18
Michal Kerekanič, Marek Hudák, Silvia Mišíková, Erika Komanová, Alexander Bohó, Ján Kyselovič, Branislav Stančák
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a valuable prognostic biomarker in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the prognostic importance of cTnI in patients who received cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) remains unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prognostic value of high-sensitive cTnI (hs-cTnI) in CHF patients receiving CRT. METHODS: We performed measurements of baseline hs-cTnI levels in CRT patients with ischaemic as well as nonischaemic aetiology of CHF, and we investigated their possible association with response to CRT and survival of patients...
October 12, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025323/cardiovascular-autonomic-responses-in-the-vcd-rat-model-of-menopause-effects-of-short-and-long-term-ovarian-failure
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Domitila A Huber, Darlan Bazilio, Flaviano Lorenzon, Sibele Sehnem, Lucas Pacheco, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Fernanda B Lima
After menopause, hypertension elevates the risk of cardiac diseases, one of the major causes of women's morbidity. The gradual depletion of ovarian follicles in rats, induced by 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD), is a model for studying the physiology of menopause. 4-Vinylcyclohexene diepoxide treatment leads to early ovarian failure (OF) and a hormonal profile comparable to menopause in humans. We have hypothesized that OF can compromise the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic tones of the cardiovascular system, shifting toward dominance of the former...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024278/why-do-sglt2-inhibitors-reduce-heart-failure-hospitalization-a-differential-volume-regulation-hypothesis
#20
REVIEW
K Melissa Hallow, Gabriel Helmlinger, Peter J Greasley, John J V McMurray, David W Boulton
The effect of a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) in reducing heart failure hospitalization in the EMPA-REG OUTCOMES trial has raised the possibility of using these agents to treat established heart failure. We hypothesize that osmotic diuresis induced by SGLT2 inhibition, a distinctly different diuretic mechanism than other diuretic classes, results in greater electrolyte-free water clearance, and ultimately in greater fluid clearance from the interstitial fluid (IF) space than from the circulation, potentially resulting in congestion relief with minimal impact on blood volume, arterial filling, and organ perfusion...
October 12, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
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