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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797677/emergence-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-after-surgical-or-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-are-we-creating-the-arrhythmia-substrate
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Jorge Romero, Saurabh Kumar, Fujii Akira, David F Briceño, Usha B Tedrow, Laurence Epstein, Roy John, William G Stevenson, Gregory F Michaud
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is common in adults and often involves reentry through two or more AV nodal-atrial connections. Although AVNRT can be a trigger for atrial fibrillation (AF), we have observed new onset AVNRT after AF ablation procedures. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ablation involving the septum or proximal coronary sinus during AF ablation may create a substrate favorable for AVNRT METHODS: Cases of ablation for persistent AF who required a repeat ablation procedure between 2009 to 2016 were reviewed for diagnosis of AVNRT...
August 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794867/rapid-onset-of-amiodarone-induced-pulmonary-toxicity-after-lung-lobe-resection-a-case-report-and-review-of-recent-literature
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Heiko Baumann, Phillip Fichtenkamm, Thomas Schneider, Jürgen Biscoping, Michael Henrich
Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (APT) is a severe side effect that can lead to lung fibrosis or fatal respiratory failure. Usually APT occurs during long term therapy after administration of prolonged loading doses or high cumulative doses. We present the case of a 58 year old woman who underwent thoracic surgery with lobe resection. She developed atrial fibrillation with hemodynamic-instability on the first post-operative day. We initiated amiodarone therapy and four days later she developed respiratory failure...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791992/-morphological-features-of-the-myocardium-of-the-atrial-appendages-in-patients-with-different-forms-of-atrial-fibrillation
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T V Sukhacheva, V A Vaskovsky, A Sh Revishvili, R A Serov
AIM: to analyze the morphological features of the myocardium of the atrial appendages in patients with different forms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and to compare the findings with the clinical parameters of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Light and electron microscopies were used to examine the myocardium of the atrial appendages in adult patients with paroxysmal (PAF), persistent (PrAF), or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LPAF) and in comparison group patients with sinus rhythm without history of AF...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790104/first-in-man-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-electrical-rotors-from-noninvasive-panoramic-mapping-and-atrial-fibrosis-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Christian Sohns, Christine Lemes, Andreas Metzner, Thomas Fink, Mikhail Chmelevsky, Tilman Maurer, Margarita Budanova, Vladislav Solntsev, Walther H W Schulze, Wieland Staab, Shibu Mathew, Christian Heeger, Bruno Reißmann, Eugene Kholmovski, Dietmar Kivelitz, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can be used to evaluate characteristics of atrial fibrosis. The novel noninvasive epicardial and endocardial electrophysiology system (NEEES) allows for the identification of sources with rotor activity. This study describes a new technique to examine the relationship between rotors and LGE signal intensity in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (PERS) scheduled for ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten consecutive patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation for persistent atrial fibrillation...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789938/azilsartan-ameliorates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-young-db-db-mice-through-the-modulation-of-ace-2-ang-1-7-mas-receptor-cascade
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Vijayakumar Sukumaran, Hirotsugu Tsuchimochi, Eisuke Tatsumi, Mikiyasu Shirai, James T Pearson
Hyperglycemia up-regulates intracellular angiotensin II (ANG-II) production in cardiac myocytes. This study investigated the hemodynamic and metabolic effects of azilsartan (AZL) treatment in a mouse model of diabetic cardiomyopathy and whether the cardioprotective effects of AZL are mediated by the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)-2/ANG 1-7/Mas receptor (R) cascade. Control db/+ and db/db mice (n=5 per group) were treated with vehicle or AZL (1 or 3 mg/kg/d oral gavage) from the age of 8 to 16 weeks. Echocardiography was then performed and myocardial protein levels of ACE-2, Mas R, AT1R, AT2R, osteopontin, connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and nitrotyrosine were measured by Western blotting...
August 5, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767656/collagen-turnover-biomarkers-and-systemic-right-ventricle-remodeling-in-adults-with-previous-atrial-switch-procedure-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Magdalena Lipczyńska, Piotr Szymański, Magdalena Kumor, Anna Klisiewicz, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis is a potential pathophysiological mechanism leading to systemic right ventricular (SRV) deterioration. We hypothesize that circulating levels of collagen deposition markers are elevated in patients with SRV remodeling and this elevation may have a predictive value. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 56 patients with D-TGA after the atrial switch procedure (mean age 25.6 ± 4.8, range 18-37 years; 67% males). Serum levels of procollagen type III amino-terminal propeptide (PIIINP), collagen type I carboxy-terminal telopeptide (CITP), procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (PINP), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP 1, MMP 9) and a tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP 1) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) were measured and compared with healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763800/linking-atrial-fibrillation-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-potential-common-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Ya-Hui Ding, Yuan Ma, Lin-Yan Qian, Qiang Xu, Li-Hong Wang, Dong-Sheng Huang, Hai Zou
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are common chronic non-infectious diseases with rising incidences. NAFLD is an independent risk factor for the onset of AF, after adjusting potentially related factors. The pathogenesis of these diseases share several mechanisms including reduced adiponectin level, insulin resistance, and renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) activation, in addition to activation of common disease pathways that promote inflammation, oxidative stress, and fibrosis...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760475/cardiac-progenitor-cells-enhance-neonatal-right-ventricular-function-after-pulmonary-artery-banding
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Brody Wehman, Nicholas Pietris, Grace Bigham, Osama Siddiqui, Rachana Mishra, Tieluo Li, Emily Aiello, Godly Jack, Wendy Wang, Sarah Murthi, Sudhish Sharma, Sunjay Kaushal
BACKGROUND: C-kit(+) cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) have been shown to be safe and effective in large-animal models and in an early-phase clinical trial for adult patients with ischemic heart disease. However, CPCs have not yet been evaluated in a preclinical model of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, which is a salient feature of many forms of congenital heart disease. METHODS: Human c-kit(+) CPCs were generated from right atrial appendage biopsy specimens obtained during routine congenital cardiac operations...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760133/surface-ecg-interatrial-block-guided-treatment-for-stroke-prevention-rationale-for-an-attractive-hypothesis
#9
Antoni Bayés de Luna, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Roberto Elosua, Adrian Baranchuk
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with stroke, cognitive impairment, and cardiovascular death. Some predisposing factors - as aging, diabetes, hypertension - induce and maintain electrophysiological and ultrastructural remodeling that usually includes fibrosis. Interatrial conduction disturbances play a crucial role in the initiation of atrial fibrosis and in its associated complications. The diagnosis of interatrial blocks (IABs) is easy to perform using the surface ECG...
July 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759817/left-atrial-remodeling-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-in-mouse-models-of-heart-failure
#10
Waqas Hanif, Linda Alex, Ya Su, Arti V Shinde, Ilaria Russo, Na Li, Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
Left ventricular dysfunction increases left atrial pressures and causes atrial remodeling. In human subjects, increased left atrial size is a powerful predictor of mortality and adverse events in a broad range of cardiac pathologic conditions. Moreover, structural remodeling of the atrium plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atrial tachyarrhythmias. Despite the potential value of the atrium in assessment of functional endpoints in myocardial disease, atrial pathologic alterations in mouse models of left ventricular disease have not been systematically investigated...
June 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754308/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-fragmented-qrs-complexes-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Adil Bayramoğlu, Hakan Taşolar, Osman Bektaş, Mehmet Yaman, Yasemin Kaya, Muhammet Özbilen, Ahmet Kaya
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an endocrinological disease with both metabolic and physiological components. Previous studies have shown a relationship between MetS and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. A fragmented QRS (fQRS) is a reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) finding with the importance of an indicator of myocardial fibrosis and scarring. In this study, we examined the utility of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in assessing LV function in MetS patients with fQRS...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752208/micrornas-in-atrial-fibrillation-from-expression-signatures-to-functional-implications
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REVIEW
Nicoline W E van den Berg, Makiri Kawasaki, Wouter R Berger, Jolien Neefs, Eva Meulendijks, Anke J Tijsen, Joris R de Groot
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with pronounced morbidity and mortality. Its prevalence, expected to further increase for the forthcoming years, and associated frequent hospitalizations turn AF into a major health problem. Structural and electrical atrial remodelling underlie the substrate for AF, but the exact mechanisms driving this remodelling remain incompletely understood. Recent studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNA), short non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression, may be involved in the pathophysiology of AF...
July 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748766/atrial-fibrillation-biomarkers-determining-prognosis
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Savas Mazaris, Gerasimos Siasos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Vicky Tsigkou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Eleni Kokkou, Marina Zaromitidou, Georgios-Angelos Papamikroulis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Spyridon Papaioannou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, George Latsios, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia known to incite increased thromboembolic and mortality risks, especially among patients not under anticoagulant therapy when that is indicated. Several routine scores exist to help stratify AF patients, such as the CHAD2DS2-VASc score and upon which physicians are based to decide whether to administer anticoagulant therapy. Being that anticoagulant regimen is a double-edged situation with both benefits and risks, decision-making process demands a definite and reliable, evidence-based set of data to rely on...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748762/post-cardiovascular-surgery-atrial-fibrillation-biomarkers-determining-prognosis
#14
Olivia Manfrini, Edina Cenko, Beatrice Ricci, Raffaele Bugiardini
New onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiovascular surgery is associated with increased risk of complications and length of hospital stay. Identification of patients at high risk of post cardiovascular surgery AF may help to act with preventive strategies having clinical and economic relevance. Many factors such as cardiac remodelling, changes in atrial pressure, surgery trauma, inflammation, oxidative stress, and sympathetic/parasympathetic activation have been implicated in the development of post cardiovascular surgery...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735758/left-atrial-fibrosis-is-associated-with-new-onset-heart-failure-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Peyman N Azadani, Jordan B King, Mobin Kheirkhahan, Lowell Chang, Nassir F Marrouche, Brent D Wilson
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July 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731126/mir%C3%A2-132-in-atrial-fibrillation-directly-targets-connective-tissue-growth-factor
#16
Gang Qiao, Dongsheng Xia, Zhaoyun Cheng, Guobao Zhang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequently occurring, persistent cardiac arrhythmia, and the hallmark of AF‑dependent structural remodeling is atrial fibrosis. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is important in the process of fibrosis. The association between miRNA and CTGF in AF‑dependent fibrosis remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to determine if microRNA (miR)‑132 was able to regulate CTGF with an anti‑fibrotic effect in AF. A total of ten dogs or patients were assigned to control (n=4) and AF groups (n=6)...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724315/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-vs-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-differences-in-management
#17
Andrei D Margulescu, Lluis Mont
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common human arrhythmia. AF is a progressive disease, initially being nonsustained and induced by trigger activity, and progressing towards persistent AF through alteration of the atrial myocardial substrate. Treatment of AF aims to decrease the risk of stroke and improve the quality of life, by preventing recurrences (rhythm control) or controlling the heart rate during AF (rate control). In the last 20 years, catheter-based and, less frequently, surgical and hybrid ablation techniques have proven more successful compared with drug therapy in achieving rhythm control in patients with AF...
July 31, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721830/redox-state-in-atrial-fibrillation-pathogenesis-and-relevant-therapeutic-approaches
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Athina Goliopoulou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Sotiris Tsalamandris, Georgios-Angelos Papamikroulis, George Lazaros, Eleftherios Tsiamis, George Latsios, Stella Brili, Spyridon Papaioannou, Vasiliki Gennimata, Dimitris Tousoulis
Myocardial redox state is a critical determinant of myocardial biology, regulating cardiomyocytes' apoptosis, hypertrophy, ion channels function and cardiac contractility and relaxation. Data from animal models have shown that altered myocardial nitroso-redox balance and NADPH oxidases activity are pivotally involved in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation. Similarly experimental animal data have demonstrated that increased reactive oxygen / nitrogen species formation in the atrial tissue is associated with altered electrophysiological properties of atrial myocytes and electrical remodeling...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718666/atrial-cardiopathy-a-mechanism-of-cryptogenic-stroke
#19
Shadi Yaghi, Hooman Kamel, Mitchell S V Elkind
Cryptogenic stroke accounts for approximately 30% of all ischemic strokes. Recently, atrial cardiopathy diagnosed by the presence of one of its serum, imaging, or electrocardiogram biomarkers has been shown to be associated with ischemic stroke, particularly of embolic subtypes. Areas covered: This paper aims to summarize data on occult atrial fibrillation and stroke, provide an overview on mechanisms, such as inflammation and fibrosis, of stroke in atrial cardiopathy, critically review data on biomarkers of atrial cardiopathy and their association with stroke, and suggest therapeutic implications, including directions for future research...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708271/melatonin-protects-against-the-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy-induced-by-transverse-aortic-constriction-through-activating-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
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Mengen Zhai, Zhenhua Liu, Bin Zhang, Lin Jing, Buying Li, Kaifeng Li, Xiuju Chen, Meng Zhang, Bo Yu, Kai Ren, Yang Yang, Wei Yi, Jian Yang, Jincheng Liu, Dinghua Yi, Hongliang Liang, Zhenxiao Jin, Russel J Reiter, Weixun Duan, Shiqiang Yu
Melatonin, a circadian molecule secreted by the pineal gland, confers a protective role against cardiac hypertrophy induced by hyperthyroidism, chronic hypoxia and isoproterenol. However, its role against pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we investigated the pharmacological effects of melatonin on pathological cardiac hypertrophy induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Male C57BL/6 mice underwent TAC or sham surgery at day 0 and were then treated with melatonin (20 mg/kg/day, via drinking water) for 4 or 8 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
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