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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522646/mr-spectroscopy-of-hepatic-fat-and-adiponectin-and-leptin-levels-during-testosterone-therapy-in-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Line Velling Magnussen, Poul Erik Andersen, Anabel Diaz, Jelena Markovic Ostojic, Kurt Højlund, David M Hougaard, Anders Nymark Christensen, Torben Leo Nielsen, Marianne Skovsager Andersen
BACKGROUND: Men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) often have lowered testosterone levels and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Ectopic fat increases the risk of CVD, whereas subcutaneous gluteofemoral fat protects against CVD and has a beneficial adipokine secreting profile. HYPOTHESIS: Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may reduce the content of ectopic fat and improve the adipokine profile in men with T2D. DESIGN AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study in 39 men aged 50-70 years with T2D and bioavailable testosterone levels <7...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492512/aldosterone-and-mineralocorticoid-receptors-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#2
John W Funder
Aldosterone is a uniquely terrestrial hormone, first appearing in lungfish, which have both gills and lungs. Mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs), on the other hand, evolved much earlier, and are found in cartilaginous and bony fish, presumptive ligand cortisol. MRs have equivalent high affinity for aldosterone, progesterone, and cortisol; in epithelia, despite much higher cortisol circulating levels, aldosterone selectively activates MRs by co-expression of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, Type 11...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486936/effects-of-inaccuracies-in-arterial-path-length-measurement-on-differences-in-mri-and-tonometry-measured-pulse-wave-velocity
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Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Faisel Khan, Deirdre B Cassidy, Arsh Thakur, Jennifer Summersgill, Shona Z Matthew, Fiona Adams, Fiona Dove, Stephen J Gandy, Helen M Colhoun, Jill Jf Belch, J Graeme Houston
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) and aortic PWV measured using MRI (MRI-PWV) show good correlation, but with a significant and consistent bias across studies. The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether the differences between cf.-PWV and MRI-PWV can be accounted for by inaccuracies of currently used distance measurements. METHODS: One hundred fourteen study participants were recruited into one of 4 groups: Type 2 diabetes melltus (T2DM) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) (n = 23), T2DM without CVD (n = 41), CVD without T2DM (n = 25) and a control group (n = 25)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477167/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-t1-mapping-to-detect-and-quantify-cardiac-involvement-in-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Kosuke Morita, Takeshi Nakaura, Hideaki Yuki, Masafumi Kidoh, Kenichiro Hirata, Narumi Taguchi, Noriko Tsuda, Shinya Shiraishi, Tomohiro Namimoto, Kyoko Hirakawa, Seiji Takashio, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Megumi Yamamuro, Seiji Hokimoto, Kenichi Tsujita, Mitsuharu Ueda, Taro Yamashita, Yukio Ando, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore the potential role of non-contrast T1 mapping for the detection and quantification of cardiac involvement in familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). METHODS: Japanese patients with FAP [n = 41, age 53.2 ± 13.9 years, genotype Val30Met (n = 25), non-Val30Met (n = 16)] underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging that included T1 mapping (saturation-recovery method) and late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) imaging on a 3...
May 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476142/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-dpp-4-inhibition-with-linagliptin-reduces-western-diet-induced-myocardial-traf3ip2-expression-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-female-mice
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Annayya R Aroor, Javad Habibi, Hemanth Kumar Kandikattu, Mona Garro-Kacher, Brady Barron, Dongqing Chen, Melvin R Hayden, Adam Whaley-Connell, Shawn B Bender, Thomas Klein, Jaume Padilla, James R Sowers, Bysani Chandrasekar, Vincent G DeMarco
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction (DD), a hallmark of obesity and primary defect in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, is a predictor of future cardiovascular events. We previously reported that linagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, improved DD in Zucker Obese rats, a genetic model of obesity and hypertension. Here we investigated the cardioprotective effects of linagliptin on development of DD in western diet (WD)-fed mice, a clinically relevant model of overnutrition and activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system...
May 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450039/characterization-of-chronic-aortic-and-mitral-regurgitation-undergoing-valve-surgery-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christian L Polte, Sinsia A Gao, Åse A Johnsson, Kerstin M Lagerstrand, Odd Bech-Hanssen
Grading of chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) and mitral regurgitation (MR) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is currently based on thresholds, which are neither modality nor quantification method specific. Accordingly, this study sought to identify CMR-specific and quantification method-specific thresholds for regurgitant volumes (RVols), RVol indexes, and regurgitant fractions (RFs), which denote severe chronic AR or MR with an indication for surgery. The study comprised patients with moderate and severe chronic AR (n = 38) and MR (n = 40)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445310/diagnostic-accuracy-of-serum-alanine-aminotransferase-as-biomarker-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-insulin-resistance-in-healthy-subjects-using-3t-mr-spectroscopy
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Jose Luis Martin-Rodriguez, Jorge Gonzalez-Cantero, Alvaro Gonzalez-Cantero, Juan Pedro Arrebola, Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Calvin
Recognition of the close relationship of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with diabetes mellitus 2, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease has stimulated growing interest in NAFLD as a public health problem. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) has been proposed as a marker of NAFLD, but levels are within the range currently considered "normal" in a large proportion of NAFLD subjects.The aim of the study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of serum ALT for identifying individuals with NAFLD, using 3-Tesla (T) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442717/the-biomarker-and-causal-roles-of-homoarginine-in-the-development-of-cardiometabolic-diseases-an-observational-and-mendelian-randomization-analysis
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Ilkka Seppälä, Niku Oksala, Antti Jula, Antti J Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Winfried März, Andreas Meinitzer, Markus Juonala, Mika Kähönen, Olli T Raitakari, Terho Lehtimäki
High L-homoarginine (hArg) levels are directly associated with several risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases whereas low levels predict increased mortality in prospective studies. The biomarker role of hArg in young adults remains unknown. To study the predictive value of hArg in the development of cardiometabolic risk factors and diseases, we utilized data on high-pressure liquid chromatography-measured hArg, cardiovascular risk factors, ultrasound markers of preclinical atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes from the population-based Young Finns Study involving 2,106 young adults (54...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427867/outcomes-from-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-repair-long-term-complications-in-relation-to-residual-myocardial-abnormalities
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Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Toshio Nakanishi
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary artery irregularity. This study aimed to clarify the long-term postoperative outcomes in ALCAPA patients, and to compare the infantile and adult types. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data from 33 patients with ALCAPA who underwent surgical repairs after 1980. The patients were grouped based on whether presentation occurred before (infantile type: n=14) or after (adult type: n=19) 1 year of age...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424468/effect-of-handgrip-on-coronary-artery-disease-and-myocardial-infarction-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#10
Lin Xu, Yuan Tao Hao
Observational studies have reported an association of handgrip strength with risk of cardiovascular disease. However, residual confounding and reverse causation may have influenced these findings. A Mendelian randomization (MR) study was conducted to examine whether handgrip is causally associated with cardiovascular disease. Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs3121278 and rs752045, were used as the genetic instruments for handgrip. The effect of each SNP on coronary artery disease/myocardial infarction (CAD/MI) was weighted by its effect on handgrip strength, and estimates were pooled to provide a summary measure for the effect of increased handgrip on risk of CAD/MI...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424090/targeted-endomyocardial-biopsy-guided-by-real-time-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Martin Uecker
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6) biopsies are taken in the clinical setting. In cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) depicts areas of affected myocardium in myocarditis or in other infiltrative cardiomyopathies...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418811/hypertrabeculated-left-ventricular-myocardium-in-relationship-to-myocardial-function-and-fibrosis-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Robyn L McClelland, Filip Zemrak, Gabriella Captur, W Gregory Hundley, Chia-Ying Liu, James C Moon, Steffen E Petersen, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, João A C Lima, David A Bluemke
Purpose To determine if excess greater left ventricle (LV) trabeculation is associated with decreased average regional myocardial function, diffuse fibrosis, or both. Materials and Methods This was a HIPAA-compliant institutional board approved multicenter study, and all participants provided written informed consent. Participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent a comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) examination. LV trabeculation was measured with the maximal apical fractal dimension (FD), which is a marker of endocardial complexity...
April 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415082/p210long-term-outcome-of-primary-mitral-valve-prolapse-results-from-a-population-of-250-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cardiovascular-center
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V Mecarocci, F Mori
Background: Outcome of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) was controversial for long time. Many studies reported great differences in the incidence of cardiovascular events due, above all, to heterogeneous and small studied populations. Most of theme were also published to late '80 of the last century till early '00. Purpose: To make a contemporary survey on the incidence of cardiovascular events in a selected population of patients affected by primary MVP referred to a tertiary cardiovascular center for the medical and surgical care of valvular heart disease...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412421/change-in-carotid-plaque-components-a-4-year-follow-up-study-with-serial-mr-imaging
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Laura Pletsch-Borba, Mariana Selwaness, Aad van der Lugt, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine how carotid plaque components (e.g., intraplaque hemorrhage [IPH], calcification, lipid core) change over time and which cardiovascular risk factors are associated with the development of each component. BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerotic plaque components are important markers of plaque vulnerability. How these components change and which factors lead to the development and changes in the components remain unclear...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409253/review-of-key-concepts-in-magnetic-resonance-physics
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REVIEW
Michael M Moore, Taylor Chung
MR physics can be a challenging subject for practicing pediatric radiologists. Although many excellent texts provide very comprehensive reviews of the field of MR physics at various levels of understanding, the authors of this paper explain several key concepts in MR physics that are germane to clinical practice in a non-rigorous but practical fashion. With the basic understanding of these key concepts, practicing pediatric radiologists can build on their knowledge of current clinical MR techniques and future advances in MR applications...
May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390532/cardiac-applications-of-pet-mr-imaging
#16
REVIEW
Jeffrey M C Lau, Richard Laforest, Felix Nensa, Jie Zheng, Robert J Gropler, Pamela K Woodard
Simultaneous acquisition PET/MR imaging combines the anatomic capabilities of cardiac MR imaging with quantitative capabilities of both PET and MR imaging. Cardiac PET/MR imaging has the potential not only to assess cardiac tumors but also to provide thorough assessment of myocardial ischemia, infarction, and function and specific characterization of cardiomyopathies, such as cardiac sarcoid. In this article, the authors start with a discussion of the technical challenges specific to cardiovascular PET/MR imaging followed by a discussion of the use of PET/MR imaging in various cardiovascular conditions...
May 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364199/flow-dynamics-and-energy-efficiency-of-flow-in-the-left-ventricle-during-myocardial-infarction
#17
Vivek Vasudevan, Adriel Jia Jun Low, Sarayu Parimal Annamalai, Smita Sampath, Kian Keong Poh, Teresa Totman, Muhammad Mazlan, Grace Croft, A Mark Richards, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Chih-Liang Chin, Choon Hwai Yap
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, where myocardial infarction (MI) is a major category. After infarction, the heart has difficulty providing sufficient energy for circulation, and thus, understanding the heart's energy efficiency is important. We induced MI in a porcine animal model via circumflex ligation and acquired multiple-slice cine magnetic resonance (MR) images in a longitudinal manner-before infarction, and 1 week (acute) and 4 weeks (chronic) after infarction. Computational fluid dynamic simulations were performed based on MR images to obtain detailed fluid dynamics and energy dynamics of the left ventricles...
March 31, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356036/new-imaging-frontiers-in-cardiology-fast-and-quantitative-maps-from-raw-data
#18
Maria Filomena Santarelli, Nicola Vanello, Michele Scipioni, Giuseppe Valvano, Luigi Landini
BACKGROUND: Among the novelties in the field of cardiovascular imaging, the construction of quantitative maps in a fast and efficient way is one of the most interesting aspects of the clinical research. Quantitative parametric maps are typically obtained by post processing dynamic images, that is, sets of images usually acquired in different temporal intervals, where several images with different contrasts are obtained. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and emission tomography (positron emission and single photon emission) are the imaging techniques best suited for the formation of quantitative maps...
March 28, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348113/nongenomic-effects-via-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor
#19
Stefanie Ruhs, Alexander Nolze, Ralf Hübschmann, Claudia Grossmann
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) belongs to the steroid hormone receptor family and classically functions as a ligand-dependent transcription factor. It is involved in water-electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure regulation but independently from these effects also furthers inflammation, fibrosis, hypertrophy and remodeling in cardiovascular tissues. Next to genomic effects, aldosterone elicits very rapid actions within minutes that do not require transcription or translation and that occur both in classical MR epithelial target organs like kidney and colon but also in nonepithelial tissues with special pathophysiological relevance like heart and vasculature and adipose tissue...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345679/impact-of-climate-conditions-on-hospital-admissions-for-subcategories-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#20
Sanja Bijelović, Nataša Dragić, Milorad Bijelović, Mila Kovačević, Marija Jevtić, Olivera Ninkovic Mrđenovački
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study has been to examine the association between climate conditions (CC) and hospital admissions for the subcategories of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), according to patients' age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2010 through December 2011, the daily number of hospital admissions for angina pectoris (AP), essential hypertension (EH), acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and ischemic heart diseases (IHD) for adults (19-64 years old) and the elderly (≥ 65 years old), as well as for the CC (N = 728 days) was collected for multivariate Poisson regression analysis, confounding with season and weekends...
March 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
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