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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348023/impaired-recovery-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-and-left%C3%A2-bundle-branch-block
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Edward Sze, Zainab Samad, Allison Dunning, Kristen Bova Campbell, Zak Loring, Brett D Atwater, Karen Chiswell, Joseph A Kisslo, Eric J Velazquez, James P Daubert
BACKGROUND: Patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) often respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement. Guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), not CRT, is first-line therapy for patients with reduced LVEF with LBBB. However, there are little data on how patients with reduced LVEF and LBBB respond to GDMT. OBJECTIVES: This study examined patients with cardiomyopathy and sought to assess rates of LVEF improvement for patients with LBBB compared to other QRS morphologies...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345690/clozapine-induced-myocarditis
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COMMENT
Tanuka Datta, Allen J Solomon
Approved in 1989 for the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia, Clozapine is a last-line atypical antipsychotic drug used with increasing frequency. In addition to its well-known side effect of agranulocytosis, this drug also carries with it rare but serious adverse cardiovascular risk of myocarditis. We present a patient on Clozapine who was admitted to the cardiology service with chest pain, ST segment elevations and elevated troponin concerning for acute myocardial infarction. Evaluation with imaging revealed decreased left ventricular function, however, no coronary artery disease was present on catheterization; findings consistent with a diagnosis of myocarditis...
January 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344963/refractory-pulmonary-edema-and-upper-body-hypoxemia-during-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-for-atrial-septostomy
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Amit Prasad, Ali Ghodsizad, Christoph Brehm, Mark Kozak, Michael Körner, Aly El Banayosy, Kai Singbartl
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides mechanical circulatory support for patients with advanced cardiogenic shock, facilitating myocardial recovery and limiting multi-organ failure. In patients with severely limited left ventricular ejection, peripheral VA-ECMO can further increase left ventricular and left atrial pressures (LAP). Failure to decompress the left heart under these circumstances can result in pulmonary edema and upper body hypoxemia, that is, myocardial and cerebral ischemia...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331956/adenosine-production-by-biomaterial-supported-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-the-innate-inflammatory-response-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Eric Y Shin, Lanfang Wang, Marina Zemskova, Juline Deppen, Kai Xu, Frederick Strobel, Andrés J García, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Rebecca D Levit
BACKGROUND: During myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury, there is extensive release of immunogenic metabolites that activate cells of the innate immune system. These include ATP and AMP, which upregulate chemotaxis, migration, and effector function of early infiltrating inflammatory cells. These cells subsequently drive further tissue devitalization. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a potential treatment modality for MI/R because of their powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities; however, the manner in which they regulate the acute inflammatory milieu requires further elucidation...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330880/concise-review-optimized-strategies-for-stem-cell-based-therapy-in-myocardial-repair-clinical-translatability-and-potential-limitation
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REVIEW
Rongrong Wu, Xinyang Hu, Jian'an Wang
Ischemic heart diseases (IHDs) remain major public health problems with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite significant advances, current therapeutic approaches are unable to rescue the extensive and irreversible loss of cardiomyocytes caused by severe ischemia. Over the past 16 years, stem cell-based therapy has been recognized as an innovative strategy for cardiac repair/regeneration and functional recovery after IHDs. Although substantial preclinical animal studies using a variety of stem/progenitor cells have shown promising results, there is a tremendous degree of skepticism in the clinical community as many stem cell trials do not confer any beneficial effects...
January 13, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328539/early-detection-of-myocardial-involvement-by-t1-mapping-of-cardiac-mri-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy
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Liuyu Yu, Jianhong Sun, Jiayu Sun, Jiangbo Li, Yang Dong, Xiaoyue Zhou, Andreas Greiser, Yuchi Han, Qing Zhang, Qibing Xie, Yucheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) are common types of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM), wherein patients are prone to adverse cardiovascular events. PURPOSE: To explore the value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting cardiac involvement in PM/DM patients using a T1 mapping technique. STUDY TYPE: Prospective observational study. POPULATION: In all, 25 PM/DM patients free of cardiovascular symptoms and preserved ventricular systolic function and 25 healthy volunteers matched for age and sex served as controls...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328364/genetically%C3%A2-modified-stem-cells-in-treatment-of-human-diseases-tissue-kallikrein-klk1-%C3%A2-based-targeted-therapy-review
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Marina Devetzi, Maria Goulielmaki, Nicolas Khoury, Demetrios A Spandidos, Georgia Sotiropoulou, Ioannis Christodoulou, Vassilis Zoumpourlis
The tissue kallikrein‑kinin system (KKS) is an endogenous multiprotein metabolic cascade which is implicated in the homeostasis of the cardiovascular, renal and central nervous system. Human tissue kallikrein (KLK1) is a serine protease, component of the KKS that has been demonstrated to exert pleiotropic beneficial effects in protection from tissue injury through its anti‑inflammatory, anti‑apoptotic, anti‑fibrotic and anti‑oxidative actions. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute populations of well‑characterized, readily obtainable multipotent cells with special immunomodulatory, migratory and paracrine properties rendering them appealing potential therapeutics in experimental animal models of various diseases...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327252/compared-vulnerabilities-to-small-cardiac-motions-between-different-cameras-used-for-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Julien Salvadori, Yolande Petegnief, Remi Sabbah, Olivier Morel, Hatem Boulahdour, Gilles Karcher, Pierre-Yves Marie, Laetitia Imbert
This phantom-based study was aimed to determine whether cardiac CZT-cameras, which provide an enhanced spatial resolution and image contrast compared to Anger cameras, are similarly affected by small cardiac motions. Translations of a left ventricular (LV) insert at half-SPECT acquisitions through six possible orthogonal directions and with 5- or 10-mm amplitude were simulated on the Discovery NM-530c and DSPECT CZT-cameras and on an Anger Symbia T2 camera equipped with an astigmatic (IQ.SPECT) or conventional parallel-hole collimator (Conv...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326145/return-to-work-and-participation-in-society-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Gisela Lilja, Niklas Nielsen, John Bro-Jeppesen, Hannah Dunford, Hans Friberg, Caisa Hofgren, Janneke Horn, Angelo Insorsi, Jesper Kjaergaard, Fredrik Nilsson, Paolo Pelosi, Tineke Winters, Matt P Wise, Tobias Cronberg
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors' ability to participate in activities of everyday life and society, including return to work. The specific aim was to evaluate potential effects of cognitive impairment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred eighty-seven OHCA survivors included in the TTM trial (Target Temperature Management) and 119 matched control patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction participated in a follow-up 180 days post-event that included assessments of participation, return to work, emotional problems, and cognitive impairment...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324309/the-promising-future-of-ventricular-restraint-therapy-for-the-management-of-end-stage-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Muhammad Naveed, Imran Shair Mohammad, Li Xue, Sara Khan, Wang Gang, Yanfang Cao, Yijie Cheng, Xingxing Cui, Chen DingDing, Yu Feng, Wang Zhijie, Zhou Xiaohui
Complicated pathophysiological syndrome associated with irregular functioning of the heart leading to insufficient blood supply to the organs is linked to congestive heart failure (CHF) which is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Numerous factors can add to heart failure (HF) pathogenesis, including myocardial infarction (MI), genetic factors, coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemia or hypertension. Presently, most of the therapies against CHF cause modest symptom relief but incapable of giving significant recovery for long-term survival outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319132/evaluation-of-changes-in-perfusion-defect-and-left-ventricular-systolic-function-using-tc-99m-tetrofosmin-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-over-3-month-period-in-patients-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-angioplasty
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Anil Kumar Avs, P G Kumar, Ajay Swami, Yiteedra Dinker
BACKGROUND: After a primary transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) following AMI (acute myocardial infarction), the perfusion defect and LV (left ventricular) function recover/change over a period of time. The analysis immediately after the procedure may not be true depiction of the exact success of the procedure. There is varying and scanty information available on the natural course of changes in these parameters after a successful PTCA. We hypothesized that majority of change occurs at 3-4 month period...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314555/lost-and-found-coronary-stent-retrieval-and-review-of-literature
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Shahbaz A Malik, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Vincent Pompili, Yiannis S Chatzizisis
A 61-year-old man with a history of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the mid right coronary artery (RCA) with a drug eluting stent (DES), presented with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography demonstrated complex disease of the distal RCA as well as in-stent stenosis of the previously placed mid RCA stent. The patient underwent bifurcation PCI of the distal RCA followed by attempted intervention with a DES on the mid RCA lesion. The stent could not cross the lesion and eventually became dissociated from its delivery system...
January 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312691/to-vent-or-not-on-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-does-it-improve-myocardial-recovery-and-outcome
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EDITORIAL
Daniele Camboni, Christof Schmid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311349/early-detection-of-subclinical-myocardial-damage-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-strategies-for-timely-treatment-of-asymptomatic-patients
#15
REVIEW
Joe K T Lee, Anna Franzone, Jonas Lanz, George C M Siontis, Stefan Stortecky, Christoph Gräni, Eva Roost, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
A series of hemodynamic and pathological responses occur in chronic aortic regurgitation, which eventually result in myocardial fibrosis and irreversible left ventricular dysfunction. According to guidelines, valvular surgery is recommended with the development of symptoms, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, or left ventricular dilatation. The optimal timing of surgical intervention has recently been questioned with documentation of irreversible myocardial damage resulting in incomplete left ventricular recovery and adverse clinical outcomes after surgery...
January 9, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311162/differential-expression-and-remodeling-of-transient-outward-potassium-currents-in-human-left-ventricles
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Eric K Johnson, Steven J Springer, Wei Wang, Edward J Dranoff, Yan Zhang, Evelyn M Kanter, Kathryn A Yamada, Jeanne M Nerbonne
BACKGROUND: Myocardial, transient, outward currents, Ito, have been shown to play pivotal roles in action potential (AP) repolarization and remodeling in animal models. The properties and contribution of Ito to left ventricular (LV) repolarization in the human heart, however, are poorly defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Whole-cell, voltage-clamp recordings, acquired at physiological (35°C to 37°C) temperatures, from myocytes isolated from the LV of nonfailing human hearts identified 2 distinct transient currents, Ito,fast (Ito,f) and Ito,slow (Ito,s), with significantly (P<0...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306334/non-rheumatic-streptococcal-myocarditis-mimicking-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-an-adolescent-male
#17
Caitlin E O'Brien, John D Coulson, Priya Sekar, Jon R Resar, Kristen Nelson McMillan
An adolescent male with a recent history of streptococcal pharyngitis presented with severe substernal chest pain, troponin leak, and ST-segment elevation, which are suggestive of acute inferolateral myocardial infarction. The coronary angiogram was normal. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis. He was treated with amoxicillin and had excellent recovery. Non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis is an important mimic of acute myocardial infarction in young adults.
January 8, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305739/quantitative-inversion-time-prescription-for-myocardial-late-gadolinium-enhancement-using-t1-mapping-based-synthetic-inversion-recovery-imaging-reducing-subjectivity-in-the-estimation-of-inversion-time
#18
Sebastian Gassenmaier, Rob J van der Geest, U Joseph Schoepf, Pal Suranyi, Wolfgang G Rehwald, Carlo N De Cecco, Domenico Mastrodicasa, Moritz H Albrecht, Domenico De Santis, Virginia W Lesslie, Balazs Ruzsics, Akos Varga-Szemes
To develop a quantitative T1-mapping-based synthetic inversion recovery (IRsynth) approach to calculate the optimal inversion time (TI0) for late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging. Prospectively enrolled patients (n = 130, 58 ± 16 years) underwent cardiac MRI on a 1.5T system including Look-Locker TI-scout (LL), modified LL IR (MOLLI)-based T1-mapping, and LGE acquisitions. Patients were randomized into two groups: LL group (TI-scout followed T1-mapping) or MOLLI group (T1-mapping followed TI-scout)...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304184/cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-is-inversely-affected-by-thyroid-hormones-excess-or-deficiency-in-male-wistar-rats
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Fernando A C Seara, Leonardo Maciel, Raiana A Q Barbosa, Nayana C Rodrigues, Anderson L B Silveira, Michelle P Marassi, Adriana B Carvalho, José Hamilton M Nascimento, Emerson L Olivares
AIM: Thyroid dysfunctions can increase the risk of myocardial ischemia and infarction. However, the repercussions on cardiac ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury remain unclear so far. We report here the effects of hypothyroidism and thyrotoxicosis in the susceptibility to IR injury in isolated rat hearts compared to euthyroid condition and the potential role of antioxidant enzymes. METHODS: Hypothyroidism and thyrotoxicosis were induced by administration of methimazole (MMZ, 300 mg/L) and thyroxine (T4, 12 mg/L), respectively in drinking water for 35 days...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301529/increased-myocardial-extracellular-volume-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-its-determinants-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-normal-myocardial-systolic-strain
#20
Yukun Cao, Wenjuan Zeng, Yue Cui, Xiangchuang Kong, Miao Wang, Jie Yu, Shan Zhang, Jing Song, Xu Yan, Andreas Greiser, Heshui Shi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping and tissue-tracking strain analysis are useful quantitative techniques that can characterize myocardial tissue and mechanical alterations, respectively, in patients with early diabetic cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this study was to assess the left ventricular myocardial T1 value, extracellular volume fraction (ECV), and systolic strain in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and their underlying relationships with clinical parameters...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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