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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290973/total-artificial-heart-implantation-as-a-bridge-to-heart-transplantation-in-an-active-duty-service-member-with-amyloid-cardiomyopathy
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Michael S Scully, Dylan E Wessman, James M McKee, Gregory M Francisco, Keshav R Nayak, Jon A Kobashigawa
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac involvement by light-chain (AL) amyloid occurs in up to 50% of patients with primary AL amyloidosis. The prognosis of amyloid heart disease is poor with 1-year survival rates of 35 to 40%. Historically, heart transplantation was considered controversial for patients with AL amyloid cardiomyopathy (CM) given the systemic nature of the disease and poor survival. We present a case report of an active duty service member diagnosed with advanced cardiac amyloid who underwent total artificial heart transplant as a bridge to heart transplant and eventual autologous stem cell transplant...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266730/echocardiographic-assessment-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-current-update
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REVIEW
Samir Sulemane, Vasileios F Panoulas, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) carry a high cardiovascular risk. An abundance of evidence has emerged in recent years establishing minor reductions in estimated glomerular filtration rate as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. Additionally, cardiac changes, such as left ventricular hypertrophy and impaired left ventricular systolic function, have been associated with an unfavorable prognosis. Despite the significant prevalence of underlying cardiac abnormalities, symptoms may not manifest in many patients with CKD...
March 7, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247560/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-athletes-and-hypertensive-patients
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REVIEW
Dragan Lovic, Puneet Narayan, Andreas Pittaras, Charles Faselis, Michael Doumas, Peter Kokkinos
Systemic hypertension and physical exercise are both associated with cardiac adaptations. The impact is most prominent on the left side of the heart, which hypertrophies leading to left ventricular hypertrophy. This article reviews structural and functional cardiac changes seen in hypertensive and athlete's hearts.
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241245/the-burden-of-early-phenotypes-and-the-influence-of-wall-thickness-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-mutation-carriers-findings-from-the-hcmnet-study
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Carolyn Y Ho, Sharlene M Day, Steven D Colan, Mark W Russell, Jeffrey A Towbin, Mark V Sherrid, Charles E Canter, John L Jefferies, Anne M Murphy, Allison L Cirino, Theodore P Abraham, Matthew Taylor, Luisa Mestroni, David A Bluemke, Petr Jarolim, Ling Shi, Lynn A Sleeper, Christine E Seidman, E John Orav
Importance: Sarcomere mutations and left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) are cardinal features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, little is known about the full spectrum of phenotypic manifestations or how LVH influences disease expression. Objectives: (1) To characterize and assess phenotypic burden in sarcomere mutation carriers (genotype positive [G+]) and (2) to investigate the correlation between LV wall thickness (LVWT) and other disease features in mutation carriers...
February 22, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224334/the-trpm4-channel-is-functionally-important-for-the-beneficial-cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-endurance-training
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Mélanie Gueffier, Justin Zintz, Karen Lambert, Amanda Finan, Franck Aimond, Nourdine Chakouri, Christophe Hédon, Mathieu Granier, Pierre Launay, Jérôme Thireau, Sylvain Richard, Marie Demion
Cardiac hypertrophy (CH) is an adaptive process that exists in two distinct forms and allows the heart to adequately respond to an organism's needs. The first form of CH is physiological, adaptive and reversible. The second is pathological, irreversible and associated with fibrosis and cardiomyocyte death. CH involves multiple molecular mechanisms that are still not completely defined but it is now accepted that physiological CH is associated more with the PI3-K/Akt pathway while the main signaling cascade activated in pathological CH involves the Calcineurin-NFAT pathway...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219917/isosorbide-dinitrate-with-or-without-hydralazine-does-not-reduce-wave-reflections-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-or-myocardial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Payman Zamani, Scott Akers, Haideliza Soto-Calderon, Melissa Beraun, Maheswara R Koppula, Swapna Varakantam, Deepa Rawat, Prithvi Shiva-Kumar, Philip G Haines, Jesse Chittams, Raymond R Townsend, Walter R Witschey, Patrick Segers, Julio A Chirinos
BACKGROUND: Wave reflections, which are increased in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, impair diastolic function and promote pathologic myocardial remodeling. Organic nitrates reduce wave reflections acutely, but whether this is sustained chronically or affected by hydralazine coadministration is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomized 44 patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in a double-blinded fashion to isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN; n=13), ISDN+hydralazine (ISDN+hydral; n=15), or placebo (n=16) for 6 months...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167498/myocardial-oxygen-consumption-and-efficiency-in-aortic-valve-stenosis-patients-with-and-without-heart-failure
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Nils Henrik Stubkjær Hansson, Jens Sörensen, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Won Yong Kim, Roni Nielsen, Lars P Tolbod, Jørgen Frøkiær, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Karen Kaae Dodt, Inger Sihm, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Henrik Wiggers
BACKGROUND: Myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2) and its coupling to contractile work are fundamentals of cardiac function and may be involved causally in the transition from compensated left ventricular hypertrophy to failure. Nevertheless, these processes have not been studied previously in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants underwent (11)C-acetate positron emission tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and echocardiography to measure MVO2 and myocardial external efficiency (MEE) defined as the ratio of left ventricular stroke work and the energy equivalent of MVO2...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135310/serum-soluble-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-is-associated-with-low-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-elevated-plasma-brain-type-natriuretic-peptide-level
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Shu-Ichi Fujita, Suguru Tanaka, Daichi Maeda, Hideaki Morita, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Yoshihiro Takeda, Takahide Ito, Nobukazu Ishizaka
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), a biomarker of subclinical levels of inflammation, is significantly correlated with cardiovascular events. PURPOSE: We investigated the association between suPAR and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular mass index (LVMI), and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) among cardiac inpatients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 242 patients (mean age 71...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123181/reverse-electrical-remodeling-following-pressure-unloading-in-a-rat-model-of-hypertension-induced-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy
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Mihály Ruppert, Sevil Korkmaz-Icöz, Shiliang Li, Béla Merkely, Matthias Karck, Tamás Radovits, Gábor Szabó
Pressure overload-induced left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy (LVH) is characterized by increased proarrhythmic vulnerability. In contrast, pressure unloading leads to reverse remodeling and decreases LVH-associated arrhythmogenicity. However, cellular changes that occur during reverse electrical remodeling have been studied less. Therefore, we aimed to provide an electrocardiographic characterization of a rat model of LVH that underwent pressure unloading and to simultaneously identify the underlying cellular and functional alterations...
January 26, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122545/skin-autofluorescence-is-associated-with-inappropriate-left-ventricular-mass-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-subjects-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
#10
Chun-Cheng Wang, Yao-Chang Wang, Guei-Jane Wang, Ming-Yi Shen, Yen-Lin Chang, Show-Yih Liou, Hung-Chih Chen, An-Sheng Lee, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Wei-Yu Chen, Chiz-Tzung Chang
BACKGROUND: Enhanced advanced glycation end products deposition within myocardial tissue may cause diastolic dysfunction. However, whether this is related to left ventricular hypertrophy or inappropriate left ventricular mass remains unclear. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 139 subjects at risk for cardiovascular diseases. We used echocardiography for measurements of left ventricular mass and cardiac systolic and diastolic functional parameters. An advanced glycation end product reader was applied for measurements of skin autofluorescence values...
January 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112206/serum-vitamin-d-intact-parathyroid-hormone-and-fetuin-a-concentrations-were-associated-with-geriatric-sarcopenia-and-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Wei-Ting Chang, Chih-Hsing Wu, Ling-Wei Hsu, Po-Wei Chen, Jia-Rong Yu, Chin-Sung Chang, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ping-Yen Liu
With aging, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) increases. It plays a crucial role in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Also, 25-hydroxy vitamin D (Vit-D) and iPTH have been observed to be determinants of muscle wasting known as sarcopenia. Fetuin A (FetA), a systemic calcification inhibitor, involves in the development of diastolic heart failure. Hence, we hypothesized that the interplay among FetA, Vit-D and iPTH may contribute to sarcopenic LVH among the elders. We analyzed a database from the Tianliao Old People study with 541 elders (≥65 years) in a Taiwan's suburban community...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069574/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-is-associated-with-increased-infarct-size-and-decreased-myocardial-salvage-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Lars Nepper-Christensen, Jacob Lønborg, Kiril Aleksov Ahtarovski, Dan Eik Høfsten, Kasper Kyhl, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Mikkel Malby Schoos, Christoffer Göransson, Litten Bertelsen, Lars Køber, Steffen Helqvist, Frants Pedersen, Kari Saünamaki, Erik Jørgensen, Henning Kelbæk, Lene Holmvang, Niels Vejlstrup, Thomas Engstrøm
BACKGROUND: Approximately one third of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), which is associated with impaired outcome. However, the causal association between LVH and outcome in STEMI is unknown. We evaluated the association between LVH and: myocardial infarct size, area at risk, myocardial salvage, microvascular obstruction, left ventricular (LV) function (all determined by cardiac magnetic resonance [CMR]), and all-cause mortality and readmission for heart failure in STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069318/right-ventricular-hypertrophy-systolic-function-and-disease-severity-in-anderson-fabry-disease-an-echocardiographic-study
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Francesca Graziani, Marianna Laurito, Maurizio Pieroni, Faustino Pennestrì, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Valentina Coluccia, Antonia Camporeale, Daniela Pedicino, Elena Verrecchia, Raffaele Manna, Filippo Crea
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) involvement has been described in Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD), especially in patients with established Fabry cardiomyopathy (FC). However, few and controversial data on RV systolic function are available, and there are no specific tissue Doppler studies. METHODS: Detailed echocardiographic examinations were performed in 45 patients with AFD. FC, defined as maximal left ventricular wall thickness ≥ 15 mm, was present in 12...
March 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067255/serelaxin-treatment-reverses-vascular-dysfunction-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
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Hooi Hooi Ng, Chen Huei Leo, Darnel Prakoso, Chengxue Qin, Rebecca H Ritchie, Laura J Parry
Serelaxin prevents endothelial dysfunction in the mouse aorta ex vivo and inhibits apoptosis in cardiomyocytes under acute hyperglycaemia. Less is known about the effects of serelaxin in an in vivo mouse model of diabetes. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis in streptozotocin (STZ)-treated mice that serelaxin is able to reverse diabetes-induced vascular dysfunction and cardiac remodelling. Mice were divided into citrate buffer + placebo, STZ + placebo and STZ + serelaxin (0.5 mg/kg/d, 2 weeks) groups...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062414/a-novel-complex-i-inhibitor-protects-against-hypertension-induced-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Nobutoshi Matsumura, Ian M Robertson, Shereen M Hamza, Carrie-Lynn M Soltys, Miranda M Sung, Grant Masson, Donna L Beker, Jason R B Dyck
Since left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) increases the susceptibility for the development of other cardiac conditions, pharmacotherapy that mitigates pathological cardiac remodeling may prove to be beneficial in patients with LVH. Previous work has shown that the activation of the energy-sensing kinase AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) can inhibit some of the molecular mechanisms that are involved in LVH. Of interest, metformin activates AMPK through its inhibition of mitochondrial complex I in the electron transport chain and can prevent LVH induced by pressure overload...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044381/the-romhilt-estes-electrocardiographic-score-predicts-sudden-cardiac-arrest-independent-of-left-ventricular-mass-and-ejection-fraction
#16
Navid Darouian, Aapo L Aro, Kumar Narayanan, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Carmen Rusinaru, Kyndaron Reinier, Karen Gunson, Jonathan Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: The Romhilt-Estes point score system (RE) is an established ECG criterion for diagnosing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). In this study, we assessed for the first time, whether RE and its components are predictive of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) independent of left ventricular (LV) mass. METHODS: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) cases occurring between 2002 and 2014 in a Northwestern US metro region (catchment area approx. 1 million) were compared to geographic controls...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009703/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-2-function-regulates-cardiac-hypertrophy-via-stretch-induced-activation
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Sheryl E Koch, Adrien Mann, Shannon Jones, Nathan Robbins, Abdullah Alkhattabi, Mariah C Worley, Xu Gao, Valerie M Lasko-Roiniotis, Rajiv Karani, Logan Fulford, Min Jiang, Michelle Nieman, John N Lorenz, Jack Rubinstein
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension (increased afterload) results in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy leading to left ventricular hypertrophy and subsequently, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. This study was performed to test the hypothesis that transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 subtype (TRPV2) function regulates hypertrophy under increased afterload conditions. METHODS: We used functional (pore specific) TRPV2 knockout mice to evaluate the effects of increased afterload-induced stretch on cardiac size and function via transverse aortic constriction (TAC) as well as hypertrophic stimuli including adrenergic and angiotensin stimulation via subcutaneous pumps...
March 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002430/a-novel-hras-mutation-independently-contributes-to-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-a-family-with-a-known-myh7-mutation
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Maria Elena Sana, Lawrence A Quilliam, Andrea Spitaleri, Laura Pezzoli, Daniela Marchetti, Chiara Lodrini, Elisabetta Candiago, Anna Rita Lincesso, Paolo Ferrazzi, Maria Iascone
Several genetic conditions can lead to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Among them, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), caused by mutations in sarcomere genes, is the most common inherited cardiac disease. Instead, RASopathies, a rare class of disorders characterized by neuro-cardio-facial-cutaneous abnormalities and sometimes presenting with LVH, are caused by mutations in the RAS-MAPK pathway. We report on a 62-years-old male who presented isolated severe obstructive LVH but did not carry the sarcomere mutation previously identified in his affected relatives...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995570/hydrodynamic-assessment-of-aortic-valves-prepared-from-porcine-small-intestinal-submucosa
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Sharan Ramaswamy, Makensley Lordeus, Omkar V Mankame, Lilliam Valdes-Cruz, Steven Bibevski, Sarah M Bell, Ivan Baez, Frank Scholl
Infants and children born with severe cardiac valve lesions have no effective long term treatment options since currently available tissue or mechanical prosthetic valves have sizing limitations and no avenue to accommodate the growth of the pediatric patient. Tissue engineered heart valves (TEHVs) which could provide for growth, self-repair, infection resistance, and long-term replacement could be an ideal solution. Porcine small intestinal submucosa (PSIS) has recently emerged as a potentially attractive bioscaffold for TEHVs...
December 19, 2016: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991547/angiopoietin-2-angiopoietin-1-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Yi-Chun Tsai, Chee-Siong Lee, Yi-Wen Chiu, Hung-Tien Kuo, Su-Chu Lee, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Mei-Chuan Kuo, Hung-Chun Chen
Angiopoietins (Angpt) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been associated with cardiovascular disease. The study enrolled 270 pre-dialysis stage 3-5 CKD patients to assess the link between circulating Angpt2, Angpt1 and VEGF-A and subclinical measures of cardiovascular structure and function. Serum markers of angiogenesis were measured using commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Cardiac structure and function were examined by echocardiography. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) was measured by the ankle-brachial index...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
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