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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938307/design-and-development-of-a-miniaturized-percutaneously-deployable-wireless-left-ventricular-assist-device-early-prototypes-and-feasibility-testing
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Brian Letzen, Jiheum Park, Zeynep Tuzun, Pramod Bonde
The current left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are limited by a highly invasive implantation procedure in a severely unstable group of advanced heart failure patients. Additionally, the current transcutaneous power drive line acts as a nidus for infection resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. In an effort to decrease this invasiveness and eliminate drive line complications, we have conceived a wireless miniaturized percutaneous LVAD, capable of being delivered endovascularly with a tether-free operation...
September 21, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938249/absence-of-fitness-improvement-is-associated-with-outcomes-in-heart-failure-patients
#2
Esmée A Bakker, Johan A Snoek, Esther P Meindersma, Maria T E Hopman, Louise Bellersen, André L M Verbeek, Dick H J Thijssen, Thijs M H Eijsvogels
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical impact of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and improvements in CRF after cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in heart failure (HF) patients for their risk of all-cause mortality and unplanned hospitalization. Secondly, to investigate possible factors associated with the absence of improvement in CRF after rehabilitation. METHODS: We included 155 HF patients receiving CR between October 2009 and January 2015. Patients performed an incremental bicycle test to assess CRF through peak oxygen uptake (VO2-peak) before and after CR-based supervised exercise training...
September 21, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937981/cognitive-function-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-heart-disease-related-cerebrovascular-and-cardiovascular-responses
#3
Mathieu Gayda, Vincent Gremeaux, Louis Bherer, Martin Juneau, Joffrey Drigny, Olivier Dupuy, Gabriel Lapierre, Véronique Labelle, Annik Fortier, Anil Nigam
Chronic exercise has been shown to prevent or slow age-related decline in cognitive functions in otherwise healthy, asymptomatic individuals. We sought to assess cognitive function in a stable coronary heart disease (CHD) sample and its relationship to cerebral oxygenation-perfusion, cardiac hemodynamic responses, and [Formula: see text] peak compared to age-matched and young healthy control subjects. Twenty-two young healthy controls (YHC), 20 age-matched old healthy controls (OHC) and 25 patients with stable CHD were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937494/high-pitch-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-using-the-third-generation-dual-source-computed-tomography-initial-experience-in-patients-with-high-heart-rate
#4
Ruiqi Feng, Jingsong Mao, Xiaofei Liu, Yu Zhao, Jiajie Tong, Liang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, image quality, and radiation dose of prospectively high-pitch coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography in patients with high heart rates (HRs) using the third-generation dual-source CT. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with sinus rhythm and HR between 70 and 100 beats per minute were enrolled into this study. All patients were divided into 2 groups. Patients in group A (n = 46) were examined with prospectively high-pitch scan mode in which image acquisition was triggered at 30% of the R-R interval...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937442/orally-active-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-analogs
#5
William B Campbell, John D Imig, James M Schmitz, John R Falck
Biologically active epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) regioisomers are synthesized from arachidonic acid by cytochrome P450 epoxygenases of endothelial, myocardial, and renal tubular cells. EETs relax vascular smooth muscle and decrease inflammatory cell adhesion and cytokine release. Renal EETs promote sodium excretion and vasodilation to decrease hypertension. Cardiac EETs reduce infarct size after ischemia-reperfusion injury and decrease fibrosis and inflammation in heart failure. In diabetes, EETs improve insulin sensitivity, increase glucose tolerance, and reduce the renal injury...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937258/sensitivity-to-perioperative-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-male-and-female-donor-myocardium
#6
M Smetana, J Besik, I Netuka, J Maly, J Maluskova, A Lodererova, L Hoskova, J Franeková, E Pokorna, J Pirk, O Szarszoi
Many functions of the cardiovascular apparatus are affected by gender. The aim of our study was find out whether markers of cell death present in the donor myocardium differ in male and female hearts. The study involved 81 patients undergoing heart transplantation from September 2010 to January 2013. Patients were divided into two groups: male allograft (n=49), and female allograft (n=32). Two types of myocardial cell death were analyzed. High-sensitive cardiac troponin T as a necrosis marker and protein bcl-2, caspase 3 and TUNEL as apoptosis markers were measured...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937256/evaluation-of-left-and-right-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-electromechanical-synchrony-in-older-people-a-population-based-observational-study
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R Laszlo, H Konz, K Kunz, D Dallmeier, J Klenk, M Denkinger, W Koenig, D Rothenbacher, J M Steinacker
It is unknown whether physiological ageing also goes along with electromechanical asynchrony of contraction. Aim of the study was to evaluate synchrony of contraction in older people with ("non-healthy") or without ("healthy") evidence for structural cardiac disease. In 547 persons (age 76.7+/-5.5 years, 306 male, 241 female) recruited from a population-based cohort of the ActiFE-Um study including a random sample of people >/= 65 years old living in the region of Ulm, Germany, various PW- and TDI-Doppler based markers for asynchrony were obtained by echocardiography...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937235/heart-rate-variability-in-newborns
#8
K Javorka, Z Lehotska, M Kozar, Z Uhrikova, B Kolarovszki, M Javorka, M Zibolen
Heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) in newborns is influenced by genetic determinants, gestational and postnatal age, and other variables. Premature infants have a reduced HRV. In neonatal HRV evaluated by spectral analysis, a dominant activity can be found in low frequency (LF) band (combined parasympathetic and sympathetic component). During the first postnatal days the activity in the high frequency (HF) band (parasympathetic component) rises, together with an increase in LF band and total HRV...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936993/coarctation-of-the-aorta-with-aortic-arch-hypoplasia-midterm-outcomes-of-aortic-arch-reconstruction-with-autologous-pulmonary-artery-patch
#9
Zhi-Ling Ma, Jun Yan, Shou-Jun Li, Zhong-Dong Hua, Fu-Xia Yan, Xu Wang, Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) with aortic arch hypoplasia (AAH) is a relatively common congenital heart disease in clinical practice. Nonetheless, the corrective surgical technique for infants and children is a clinical problem that remains controversial. In this study, we sought to evaluate the surgical effects of aortic arch (AA) reconstruction with coarctation resection and aortoplasty with autologous pulmonary artery patch for infants and young children with CoA and AAH...
September 21, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936747/exosomes-outlook-for-future-cell-free-cardiovascular-disease-therapy
#10
Bahar Barani, Sheeja Rajasingh, Johnson Rajasingh
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally with an estimated 7.4 million people dying from coronary heart disease. Studies have been conducted to identify the therapeutic utility of exosomes in many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. It has been demonstrated that exosomes are immune modulators, can be used to treat cardiac ischemic injury, pulmonary hypertension and many other diseases, including cancers. Exosomes can be used as a biomarker for disease and cell-free drug delivery system for targeting the cells...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936744/cardiac-telocyte-derived-exosomes-and-their-possible-implications-in-cardiovascular-pathophysiology
#11
Mirca Marini, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Mirko Manetti
Among cardiac interstitial cells, the recently described telocytes (TCs) display the unique ability to build a supportive three-dimensional network formed by their very long and thin prolongations named telopodes. Cardiac TCs are increasingly regarded as pivotal regulators in intercellular signaling with multiple cell types, such as cardiomyocytes, stem/progenitor cells, microvessels, nerve endings, fibroblasts and immune cells, thus converting the cardiac stromal compartment into an integrated system that may drive either heart development or maintenance of cardiac homeostasis in post-natal life...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936743/therapeutic-potential-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-cardiovascular-disease
#12
Jana Radosinska, Monika Bartekova
As other stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are able to produce extracellular vesicles (EVs) including exosomes and microvesicles. This chapter summarizes the knowledge about the production of EVs by the HSCs, their role in the intercellular communication, and will discuss the cargo of these EVs as well as protective effects of HSCs-derived exosomes and microvesicles in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Available data showed that cardioprotective action of injected HSCs could not be explained by direct transdifferentiationof injected cells into the cardiomyocytes, this effect is suggested to be mediated via paracrine communication (by EVs) between donor and recipient cells...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936742/cardiac-progenitor-cell-derived-exosomes-as-cell-free-therapeutic-for-cardiac-repair
#13
E A Mol, M J Goumans, J P G Sluijter
Cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) have emerged as potential therapy to improve cardiac repair and prevent damage in cardiac diseases. CPCs are a promising cell source for cardiac therapy as they can generate all cardiovascular lineages in vitro and in vivo. Originating from the heart itself, CPCs may be destined to activate endogenous repair mechanisms. These CPCs release paracrine molecules that are able to stimulate cardiac repair mechanisms, including stimulation of vessel formation and inhibition of cardiomyocyte apoptosis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936740/therapeutic-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-cardiovascular-disease
#14
Etsu Suzuki, Daishi Fujita, Masao Takahashi, Shigeyoshi Oba, Hiroaki Nishimatsu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that reside in various organs. They have the capacity to differentiate into various cell types, including cardiomyocytes, vascular endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells. Among the various MSCs, bone marrow-derived MSCs (BMMSCs) have been widely used for treating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and ischemic heart failure (IHF) in preclinical and clinical studies. Although the beneficial effects of BMMSCs in treating AMI and IHF were originally attributed to their capacity to differentiate into cardiac cell types, recent evidence suggests that the differentiation capacity of BMMSCs appears to be minimal and that BMMSCs exert cardioprotective effects by secreting paracrine factors...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936736/pathological-effects-of-exosomes-in-mediating-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#15
Esam S B Salem, Guo-Chang Fan
Diabetic subjects are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which accounts for 60-80% of diabetes-related mortality. Atherosclerosis is still considered as a leading cause of heart failure in diabetic patients, but it could also be an intrinsic and long-term effect of contractile cardiac cells malfunction, known as diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). Pathologically, this cardiac dysfunction is manifested by inflammation, apoptosis, fibrosis, hypertrophy and altered cardiomyocytes metabolism. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of DCM pathophysiology are not clearly understood...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936735/dual-behavior-of-exosomes-in-septic-cardiomyopathy
#16
Valter Vinícius Silva Monteiro, Jordano Ferreira Reis, Rafaelli de Souza Gomes, Kely Campos Navegantes, Marta Chagas Monteiro
Sepsis is one of the main causes of ICU hospitalization worldwide, with a high mortality rate, and is associated with a large number of comorbidities. One of the main comorbidities associated with sepsis is septic cardiomyopathy. This process occurs mainly due to mechanisms of damage in the cardiovascular system that will lead to changes in cardiovascular physiology, such as decreased Ca(2+) response, mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased β-adrenergic receptor response. Within this process the exosomes play an important role in the pathophysiology of this disease, in which the exosomal content is related to mechanisms that will trigger its development...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936734/exosomes-as-new-intercellular-mediators-in-development-and-therapeutics-of-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy
#17
Qi Huang, Benzhi Cai
Myocardial hypertrophy is a common cardiac condition in response to hemodynamic and neurohormonal alterations. Pathological hypertrophic growth in hearts caused the decline of cardiac functions, and finally developed into congestive heart failure. The exosomes are small membrane vesicles which are secreted by various cells and play important roles in cellular communication, migration, proliferation and differentiation. Recent studies uncovered that the exosomes from cardiac fibroblasts and other tissues participates in the development of myocardial hypertrophy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936733/exosomes-based-biomarkers-for-the-prognosis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#18
Yihua Bei, Pujiao Yu, Dragos Cretoiu, Sanda Maria Cretoiu, Junjie Xiao
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have a high prevalence and annually increasing incidence with high mortality and morbidity. Identification of biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity for assessing the prognosis of CVDs is necessary for optimizing personalized treatment and reducing mortality. Exosomes have been proved to be accessible in nearly all body fluids and they can reflect disease stage or progression. Here we summarized exosomes-based biomarkers for the prognosis of coronary artery diseases, heart failure, stroke, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart diseases and pulmonary arterial hypertension...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936442/cardiotoxicity-of-cancer-chemotherapy-identification-prevention-and-treatment
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Diwakar Jain, Tauseef Ahmad, Mitchel Cairo, Wilbert Aronow
Cardiotoxicity is an important complication of several cancer therapeutic agents. Several well established and newer anticancer therapies such as anthracyclines, trastuzumab and other HER2 receptor blockers, antimetabolites, alkylating agents, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), angiogenesis inhibitors, and checkpoint inhibitors are associated with significant cardiotoxicity. Cardiovascular imaging employing radionuclide imaging, echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging are helpful in early detection and prevention of overt heart failure secondary to cardiotoxicity of cancer therapy...
September 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936438/unusual-case-of-spindle-cell-sarcoma-metastases-to-right-ventricle-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
#20
Rezarta Frakulli, Silvia Cammelli, Fabrizio Salvi, Damiano Balestrini, Antonella Baldissera, Claudio Degli Esposti, Ombretta Martelli, Massimo Abate, Anna Piaoli, Stefano Ferrari, Alessio G Morganti, Giovanni Piero Frezza
Cardiac metastases from sarcoma are uncommon. Due to their rarity there is not a standard of care. However, complete cardiac metastases resection is the best option but most of patients has widespread disease. In these patients palliative radiotherapy (RT) might improve symptoms and prevent further cardiac function decline. Here we present the case of a symptomatic 30-year-old woman with spindle cell sarcoma metastasis of right ventriculum and widespread disease. The patient received radiotherapy to the heart with palliative intent...
September 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
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