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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340285/the-six-minute-walk-test-in-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-a-single-centre-case-series
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Vina Pulido, Gheorghe Doros, John L Berk, Vaishali Sanchorawala
The six-minute walk test (6MWT) has been widely used as an objective evaluation of functional exercise capacity and response to medical intervention in cardiopulmonary diseases. However, little is known about the 6MWT in evaluating patients with AL amyloidosis. We performed a retrospective study of 120 adults with systemic AL amyloidosis (60 with cardiac involvement and 60 without cardiac involvement) who had their initial evaluation at the Amyloidosis Center between 2013 and 2015 and had undergone 6MWT as a measure of functional exercise capacity...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329057/coronary-artery-calcification-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-death-among-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jing Chen, Matthew J Budoff, Muredach P Reilly, Wei Yang, Sylvia E Rosas, Mahboob Rahman, Xiaoming Zhang, Jason A Roy, Eva Lustigova, Lisa Nessel, Virginia Ford, Dominic Raj, Anna C Porter, Elsayed Z Soliman, Jackson T Wright, Myles Wolf, Jiang He
Importance: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent in dialysis-naive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there are sparse data on the association of CAC with subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in this population. Objective: To study the prospective association of CAC with risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among dialysis-naive patients with CKD. Design, Setting, and Participants: The prospective Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study recruited adults with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 20 to 70 mL/min/1...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325783/renal-handling-of-ketones-in-response-to-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibition-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ele Ferrannini, Simona Baldi, Silvia Frascerra, Brenno Astiarraga, Elisabetta Barsotti, Aldo Clerico, Elza Muscelli
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacologically induced glycosuria elicits adaptive responses in glucose homeostasis and hormone release, including decrements in plasma glucose and insulin levels, increments in glucagon release, enhanced lipolysis, and stimulation of ketogenesis, resulting in an increase in ketonemia. We aimed at assessing the renal response to these changes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We measured fasting and postmeal urinary excretion of glucose, β-hydroxybutyrate (β-HB), lactate, and sodium in 66 previously reported patients with type 2 diabetes and preserved renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥60 mL · min(-1) · 1...
March 21, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325070/methotrexate-therapy-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarctions
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Daniel Medeiros Moreira, Maria Emilia Lueneberg, Roberto Leo da Silva, Tammuz Fattah, Carlos Antonio Mascia Gottschall
PURPOSE: Methotrexate is an anti-inflammatory drug that has been shown to have anti-ischemic effects. Our aim was to evaluate if methotrexate could reduce infarct size in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We randomly assigned patients with STEMI to receive either methotrexate or placebo. Primary outcome was infarct size determined by calculating the area under the curve (AUC) for creatine kinase (CK) release. Secondary outcomes were AUC of CK MB (CK-MB) and AUC of troponin I; peak CK, peak CK-MB, and troponin I; B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) result, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR); left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF); thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count; Killip score; mortality and reinfarction incidence; and incidence of adverse reactions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321399/renocardiovascular-biomarkers-from-the-perspective-of-managing-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Shinichiro Niizuma, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Takaharu Yahata, Shunichi Miyazaki
Mortality among the patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains high because of the very high incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary artery disease, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure. Identifying CVD in patients with CKD/ESRD remains a significant hurdle and the early diagnosis and therapy for CVD is crucial in these patients. Therefore, it is necessary for the better management to identify and utilize cardiovascular (CV) biomarkers in profiling CVD risk and enabling stratification of early mortality...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318874/metabolic-profile-provides-prognostic-value-better-than-galectin-3-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Chao-Hung Wang, Mei-Ling Cheng, Min-Hui Liu, Li-Tang Kuo, Ming-Shi Shiao
BACKGROUND: Metabolic profiles have been shown to provide prognostic information in patients with heart failure (HF). Galectin-3 (Gal-3), indicating cardiac fibrosis, is a documented biomarker of prognosis in HF. It is unknown whether metabolic profiles provide prognostic value better than Gal-3. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study analyzed 212 hospitalized HF patients, measuring metabolic score (composed by butyrylcarnitine, dimethylarginine/arginine ratio, spermidine, and total essential amino acids) and Gal-3...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316101/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-phonocardiography-in-differentiating-innocent-cardiac-murmurs-from-congenital-cardiac-anomalies-in-asymptomatic-puppies
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S M Marinus, H van Engelen, V Szatmári
BACKGROUND: Differentiating innocent cardiac murmurs from murmurs caused by congenital cardiac anomalies can be challenging with auscultation alone in asymptomatic puppies. HYPOTHESIS: Plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and phonocardiograms recorded by an electronic stethoscope can differentiate innocent from pathologic cardiac murmurs. ANIMALS: A total of 186 client-owned asymptomatic dogs: 135 Cairn Terriers (age: 45-124 days), 20 adult Cairn Terriers (age: 7...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315120/prognostic-biomarkers-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-risk-stratification-beyond-cardiac-troponins
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REVIEW
K M Eggers, B Lindahl
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac troponin (cTn) plays an essential role for assessment of outcome in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the prognostic value of cTn is not absolute. In this mini-review, we summarize the evidence on the utility of established biomarkers of left-ventricular dysfunction, hemodynamic stress, inflammation, and renal dysfunction for risk prediction beyond cTn in ACS. RECENT FINDINGS: Only few biomarkers consistently demonstrate additive prognostic value to cTn levels...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314078/high-physical-fitness-is-associated-with-reduction-in-basal-and-exercise-induced-inflammation
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Øyunn Kleiven, Magnus Bjørkavoll-Bergseth, Tor Melberg, Øyvind Skadberg, Rolf Bergseth, Jone Selvåg, Bjørn Auestad, Pål Aukrust, Torbjørn Aarsland, Stein Ørn
C-reactive protein (CRP) increases after strenuous exercise. It has been a concern that prolonged strenuous exercise may be harmful, and induce a deleterious inflammatory response. The purpose of this study was to 1) Assess and quantify the magnitude of CRP response following an endurance cycling competition in healthy middle-aged recreational cyclists. 2) Identify important determinants of this response. 3) Identify the relationship between CRP, myocardial damage (cardiac Troponin I (cTnI)) and myocardial strain (B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP))...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306696/n-terminal-fragment-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-coexisting-subclinical-heart-and-vessel-disease
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Luigi E Pastormerlo, Stefano Maffei, Daniele Della Latta, Vladislav Chubuchny, Carla Susini, Sergio Berti, Concetta Prontera, Simona Storti, Claudio Passino, Emilio Pasanisi, Michele Emdin, Dante Chiappino
BACKGROUND: Identification of preclinical cardiovascular disease represents a challenge. We evaluate N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) as markers of both cardiac and vascular subclinical disease in a community-based study including asymptomatic middle- aged study participants. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 807 study participants without previous cardiovascular disease were recruited. They underwent thorough laboratory assessment (including NT-proBNP), ultrasound examination of heart and evaluation of coronary calcium score and carotid intima-media thickness, by computed tomography and ultrasound, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302926/long-term-effect-of-sildenafil-on-echocardiographic-parameters-in-dogs-with-asymptomatic-myxomatous-mitral-valve-degeneration
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Anusak Kijtawornrat, Siripen Komolvanich, Nakkawee Saengklub, Prapawadee Pirintr, Pakit Boonpala, Chollada Buranakarl
Sildenafil is a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor that has been demonstrated to delay ventricular remodeling in humans and experimental animals. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the chronic effects of sildenafil administration on echocardiographic indices and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in dogs with naturally occurring, asymptomatic myxomatous mitral valve degeneration. Thirty client-owned dogs with ACVIM class B1 or B2 were enrolled. Dogs were randomly assigned to treatment (sildenafil 1-3 mg/kg, PO, BID for 180 days) or control groups...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299572/early-weight-loss-independent-effects-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-diet-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-in-obese-wistar-rats
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Tammy L Kindel, Tom Foster, Paul Goldspink, Steven J Kindel, John Corbett, Michael Widlanksy, Jennifer Strande
INTRODUCTION: Several reports suggest that bariatric surgery significantly improves cardiac function in patients with obesity cardiomyopathy. The mechanism is unknown but may be due to weight-loss independent factors. We predict that the changes in gastrointestinal anatomy after a rodent model of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) will have weight-loss independent effects on cardiac dysfunction. METHODOLOGY: Cardiac dysfunction was induced by feeding a 60% kcal from fat diet to male Wistar rats for 10 weeks...
March 15, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296139/measurement-of-troponin-and-natriuretic-peptides-shortly-after-admission-in-patients-with-heart-failure-does-it-add-useful-prognostic-information-an-analysis-of-the-value-of-endothelin-receptor-inhibition-with-tezosentan-in-acute-heart-failure-studies-veritas
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John G F Cleland, John R Teerlink, Beth A Davison, Ahmad Shoaib, Marco Metra, Stefanie Senger, Olga Milo, Gad Cotter, Robert C Bourge, John D Parker, Guillaume Jondeau, Henry Krum, Christopher M O'Connor, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, John J V McMurray
OBJECTIVE: Plasma concentrations of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and troponin are often measured for diagnostic purposes when patients are admitted with heart failure, but their prognostic value when measured soon after admission is uncertain. We aimed to investigate the added prognostic value of admission measurements of BNP and troponins in patients with acute heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Multivariable prognostic models for death or any worsening heart failure (WHF) or rehospitalization for WHF by 30 days, 30-day death or rehospitalization for WHF, and 90-day mortality were constructed using baseline data from the Value of Endothelin Receptor Inhibition with Tezosentan in Acute heart failure Studies (VERITAS) including BNP and troponin I...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295985/heart-failure-with-mid-range-ejection-fraction-a-distinct-clinical-entity-insights-from-the-trial-of-intensified-versus-standard-medical-therapy-in-elderly-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure-time-chf
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Peter Rickenbacher, Beat A Kaufmann, Micha T Maeder, Alain Bernheim, Kaatje Goetschalckx, Otmar Pfister, Matthias Pfisterer, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca
AIMS: While the conditions of heart failure (HF) with reduced (HFrEF, LVEF < 40%) and preserved (HFpEF, LVEF ≥ 50%) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) are well characterized, it is unknown whether patients with HF and mid-range LVEF (HFmrEF, LVEF 40-49%) have to be regarded as a separate clinical entity. The aim of this study was to characterize these three populations and to compare outcome and response to therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: The analysis was based on the Trial of Intensified versus standard Medical therapy in Elderly patients with Congestive Heart Failure (TIME-CHF) comprising a population with established HF including the whole spectrum of LVEF...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295946/feasibility-and-interpretation-of-global-longitudinal-strain-imaging-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Bethany L Wisotzkey, Neal W Jorgensen, Erin L Albers, Mariska S Kemna, Robert J Boucek, Richard A Kronmal, Yuk M Law, Aarti H Bhat
Evaluation of myocardial mechanics after heart transplant is important in monitoring allograft function and identifying rejection. Speckle tracking global longitudinal strain (GLS) may be more sensitive to early regional changes from rejection. This study aimed to determine feasibility of GLS in pediatric hearts during surveillance echocardiograms, compare their GLS to published norms (-18% to -22%), and assess association of GLS with other indices of graft function. Retrospective review of transplant echocardiograms from 2013 to 2014...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285713/relation-of-red-cell-distribution-width-to-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-and-mortality-in-patients-with-and-without-heart-failure
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Vichai Senthong, Timothy Hudec, Sarah Neale, Yuping Wu, Stanley L Hazen, W H Wilson Tang
Higher red cell distribution width (RDW) has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). RDW is also closely associated with iron deficiency. However, the mechanism underlying this association is unclear. The relation between left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and RDW has not been studied, especially in those without HF. We examined the relation between LVEDP and RDW in 1,084 consecutive stable patients who underwent elective coronary angiography. We observed that 38% had high LVEDP (>16 mm Hg) and 29% had history of HF...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282683/-indications-and-clinical-implications-of-the-use-of-the-cardiac-markers-bnp-and-nt-probnp
#17
Andreas Luchner, Stephan von Haehling, Christian Holubarsch, Till Keller, Fabian Knebel, Christian Zugck, Ulrich Laufs
B-type natriuretic peptides are markers of myocardial wall stress. BNP or NT-proBNP are used for the differential diagnosis of acute dyspnoe where normal serum concentrations make a cardiac cause unlikely. New data show their importance for risk prediction in different stages of heart failure and in primary prevention. Natriuretic peptide guided therapy improves titration of heart failure medications. Compared to BNP, NT-proBNP is better suited during therapy with the new angiotensin-rezeptor-neprilysin-inhibitor Sacubitril/Valsartan...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279654/bloodstream-amyloid-beta-1-40-peptide-cognition-and-outcomes-in-heart-failure
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Antoni Bayes-Genis, Jaume Barallat, Marta de Antonio, Mar Domingo, Elisabet Zamora, Joan Vila, Isaac Subirana, Paloma Gastelurrutia, M Cruz Pastor, James L Januzzi, Josep Lupón
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: In the brain, amyloid-beta generation participates in the pathophysiology of cognitive disorders; in the bloodstream, the role of amyloid-beta is uncertain but may be linked to sterile inflammation and senescence. We explored the relationship between blood levels of amyloid-beta 1-40 peptide (Aβ40), cognition, and mortality (all-cause, cardiovascular, and heart failure [HF]-related) in ambulatory patients with HF. METHODS: Bloodstream Aβ40 was measured in 939 consecutive patients with HF...
March 6, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275418/sex-differences-of-the-natriuretic-peptide-polymorphism-associated-with-angiographic-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Terry Y Li, M Yat Tse, Stephen C Pang, Catherine S McLellan, Will D King, Amer M Johri
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms within natriuretic peptide (NP) genes have been associated with clinical outcomes for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but no previous study has compared the effect of these polymorphisms between men and women. This study aimed to investigate the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in key genes of the NP system and coronary angiographic outcomes, with the focus on the sexual dimorphism in the effects of these SNPs. METHODS: Patients undergoing clinically indicated coronary angiography (n = 513, 328 men and 185 women) were consented and genotyped for NPPA rs5065, NPPB rs198389 and NPR2 rs10758325...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272348/zinc-prevents-the-development-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-db-db-mice
#20
Shudong Wang, Bowei Wang, Yuehui Wang, Qian Tong, Quan Liu, Jian Sun, Yang Zheng, Lu Cai
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is highly prevalent in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients. Zinc is an important essential trace metal, whose deficiency is associated with various chronic ailments, including vascular diseases. We assessed T2DM B6.BKS(D)-Leprdb/J (db/db) mice fed for six months on a normal diet containing three zinc levels (deficient, adequate, and supplemented), to explore the role of zinc in DCM development and progression. Cardiac function, reflected by ejection fraction, was significantly decreased, along with increased left ventricle mass and heart weight to tibial length ratio, in db/db mice...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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