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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822817/rosiglitazone-promotes-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-alters-chromatin-remodeling-in-isolated-cardiomyocytes
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Lama Fawaz Pharaon, Naglaa Fathi El-Orabi, Muhammad Kunhi, Nadya Al Yacoub, Salma Mahmoud Awad, Coralie Poizat
Rosiglitazone is an anti-diabetic agent that raised a major controversy over its cardiovascular adverse effects. There is in vivo evidence that Rosiglitazone promotes cardiac hypertrophy by PPAR -γ-independent mechanisms. However, whether Rosiglitazone directly alters hypertrophic growth in cardiac cells is unknown. Chromatin remodeling by histone post-translational modifications has emerged as critical for many cardiomyopathies. Based on these observations, this study was initiated to investigate the cardiac hypertrophic effect of Rosiglitazone in a cellular model of primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCM)...
August 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811092/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Fernando Dominguez, Vicente Climent, Esther Zorio, Tomás Ripoll-Vera, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Jose Manuel García-Pinilla, Jose Angel Urbano-Moral, Xusto Fernández-Fernández, David Lopez-Cuenca, Raquel Ajo-Ferrer, Jorge Sanz-Sanchez, Yolanda Gomez-Perez, Miguel A López-Garrido, Roberto Barriales-Villa, Juan Ramón Gimeno, Pablo Garcia-Pavia
BACKGROUND: Chronic anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is recommended in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Direct oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative to VKAs but there are limited data to support their use in HCM. We sought to describe the pattern of use, thromboembolic events, bleeding and quality of life in patients with HCM and AF treated with NOACs. METHODS: Data from patients treated with NOACs (n=99) and VKA (n=433) at 9 inherited cardiac diseases units were retrospectively collected...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807353/incidence-rates-correlates-and-prognosis-of-electrocardiographic-p-wave-abnormalities-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Arttu O Lehtonen, Ville L Langén, Pauli J Puukka, Mika Kähönen, Markku S Nieminen, Antti M Jula, Teemu J Niiranen
BACKGROUND: Scant data exist on incidence rates, correlates, and prognosis of electrocardiographic P-wave abnormalities in the general population. METHODS: We recorded ECG and measured conventional cardiovascular risk factors in 5667 Finns who were followed up for incident atrial fibrillation (AF). We obtained repeat ECGs from 3089 individuals 11years later. RESULTS: The incidence rates of prolonged P-wave duration, abnormal P terminal force (PTF), left P-wave axis deviation, and right P-wave axis deviation were 16...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802509/value-of-strain-imaging-and-maximal-oxygen-consumption-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Kegan J Moneghetti, Davide Stolfo, Jeffrey W Christle, Yukari Kobayashi, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Gianfranco Sinagra, Jonathan Myers, Euan A Ashley, Francois Haddad, Matthew T Wheeler
Longitudinal strain (LS) has been shown to be predictive of outcome in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC). Percent predicted peak oxygen uptake (ppVO2), among other cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) metrics, is a strong predictor of prognosis in HC. However, there has been limited investigation into the combination of LS and CPX metrics. This study sought to determine how LS and parameters of exercise performance contribute to prognosis in HC. One hundred and thirty-one consecutive patients with HC who underwent CPX and stress echocardiography were included...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794139/denervated-myocardium-is-preferentially-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-pilot-competing-risks-analysis-of-cause-specific-mortality
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James A Fallavollita, Jonathan D Dare, Randolph L Carter, Sunil Baldwa, John M Canty
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified multiple risk factors that are associated with total cardiac mortality. Nevertheless, identifying specific factors that distinguish patients at risk of arrhythmic death versus heart failure could better target patients likely to benefit from implantable cardiac defibrillators, which have no impact on nonsudden cardiac death. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a pilot competing risks analysis of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored PAREPET trial (Prediction of Arrhythmic Events with Positron Emission Tomography)...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793143/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-anderson-fabry-disease-in-patients-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-myectomy
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Franco Cecchi, Maria Iascone, Niccolò Maurizi, Laura Pezzoli, Irene Binaco, Elena Biagini, Maria Laura Fibbi, Iacopo Olivotto, Federico Pieruzzi, Ana Fruntelata, Lucian Dorobantu, Claudio Rapezzi, Paolo Ferrazzi
Importance: Diagnostic screening for Anderson-Fabry cardiomyopathy (AFC) is performed in the presence of specific clinical red flags in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) older than 25 years. However, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) has been traditionally considered an exclusion criteria for AFC. Objective: To examine a series of patients diagnosed with HCM and severe basal LVOTO undergoing myectomy in whom the diagnosis of AFC was suspected by the cardiac surgeon intraoperatively and confirmed by histological and genetic examinations...
August 9, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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 3mg/kg/d oral gavage) from the age of 8 to 16weeks. 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/28774383/atrial-cardiomyopathy-a-useful-notion-in-cardiac-disease-management-or-a-passing-fad
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Jean-Baptiste Guichard, Stanley Nattel
The term atrial cardiomyopathy, which has been used sporadically in the medical literature, was recently the subject of a detailed Consensus Document prepared by representatives of the European Heart Rhythm Association, Heart Rhythm Society, Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulación Cardiaca y Electrofisiología. They discussed aspects of the definition, histopathology, atrial-specific physiology, atrial pathology, impact on arrhythmia occurrence, imaging, mapping, and ablation...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765754/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-is-effective-for-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-by-decreasing-left-atrial-pressure
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Hiroki Ikenaga, Yukiko Nakano, Noboru Oda, Kazuyoshi Suenari, Akinori Sairaku, Takehito Tokuyama, Hiroshi Kawazoe, Hiroya Matsumura, Shunsuke Tomomori, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to medical therapy remains controversial in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM); the acute effects on the direct left atrial (LA) pressure are not completely understood. METHODS: We consecutively studied patients with HCM (n=15) and without HCM (NHCM, n=106) who underwent extensive encircling pulmonary vein isolation for drug-refractory AF. We compared clinical parameters, echocardiographic parameters, electrophysiological parameters, LA pressures using hemodynamic catheterization and recurrence rate in both groups...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760462/histone-modification-is-correlated-with-reverse-lv-remodeling-in-nonischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Emiko Ito, Shigeru Miyagawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Saito, Tetsuya Saito, Akima Harada, Maki Takeda, Noriyuki Kashiyama, Yuki Nakamura, Motoko Shiozaki, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Although implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) induces reverse remodeling of the left ventricle in end-stage nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. It has been shown that epigenetic modification, such as methylation or acetylation of the histone, is one of the most important upstream signals in cardiac failure. This study hypothesized that histone profiles may be modified by LVAD implantation for end-stage nonischemic DCM, in association with reverse left ventricular remodeling...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754081/pulmonary-capillary-hemangiomatosis-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-persian-cat
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Tiffany L Jenkins, Ryan N Jennings
Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) are rare causes of primary pulmonary hypertension in humans, and, in 2016, were reported in dogs. A 1-y-old, neutered male Persian cat was presented for autopsy after sudden death several hours after grooming. Grossly, the lungs were mottled red-to-pink, contained rubbery-to-firm nodular foci, and there was moderate-to-marked left-sided cardiomegaly and left atrial dilation, consistent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Microscopically, there was multifocal to regionally extensive capillary proliferation within pulmonary alveolar septa and around respiratory bronchioles, with nodular aggregates of densely arranged capillaries that replaced pulmonary alveolar spaces...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752727/assessment-of-left-atrial-function-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-two-dimensional-strain-a-comparison-with-volume-derived-values
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Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Yi-Fei Rui, Li Fan, Dan Shen, Dong-Liang Chen
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common heart disease. Left atrial (LA) function plays an important role in the diastolic function in patients with HCM. In this study, two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI) was used to assess left atrial (LA) function in patients with HCM. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with HCM and thirty-four age- and gender-matched normal subjects were studied. The LA volume-derived index was measured using 2D ultrasonic images...
July 27, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752609/the-atrial-appendage-as-a-suitable-source-to-generate-cardiac-derived-adherent-proliferating-cells-for-regenerative-cell-based-therapies
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Stephan Detert, Christof Stamm, Christien Beez, Falk Diedrichs, Jochen Ringe, Sophie Van Linthout, Martina Seifert, Carsten Tschöpe, Michael Sittinger, Marion Haag
Cardiac-derived adherent proliferating (CardAP) cells obtained from endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) with known anti-fibrotic and pro-angiogenic properties are good candidates for the autologous therapy of end-stage cardiac diseases such as dilated cardiomyopathy. However, due to the limited number of CardAP cells that can be obtained from EMBs, our aim is to isolate cells with similar properties from other regions of the heart with comparable tissue architecture. Here, we introduce the atrial appendage as a candidate region...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752228/the-dx-af-study-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-vdd-icd-to-vvi-icd-in-detecting-sub-clinical-atrial-fibrillation-in-defibrillator-patients
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Mohammed Shurrab, Amir Janmohamed, Jean-François Sarrazin, Felix Ayala-Paredes, Marcio Sturmer, Randall Williams, Satish Toal, Chris Lane, Kevin E Thorpe, Jeff S Healey, Eugene Crystal
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia. Appropriate detection of AF and early initiation of oral anticoagulation therapy are critical to reduce the risk of stroke. Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are at high risk of developing AF. The purpose of the Dx-AF study is to demonstrate that a novel single-lead VDD-ICD system (Linox smart S DX) will facilitate adequate recognition of sub-clinical AF and ultimately stroke prevention with a comparable safety profile in comparison to VVI-ICD...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747034/impact-of-peak-provoked-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-gradients-on-clinical-outcomes-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Dai-Yin Lu, Bereketeab Hailesealassie, Ioannis Ventoulis, Hongyun Liu, Hsin-Yueh Liang, Alexandra Nowbar, Iraklis Pozios, Marco Canepa, Kenneth Cresswell, Hong-Chang Luo, M Roselle Abraham, Theodore P Abraham
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is traditionally classified based on a left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) pressure gradient of 30mmHg at rest or with provocation. There are no data on whether 30mmHg is the most informative cut-off value and whether provoked gradients offer any information regarding outcomes. METHODS: Resting and provoked peak LVOT pressure gradients were measured by Doppler echocardiography in patients fulfilling guidelines criteria for HCM...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740583/hyperthyroidism-and-the-heart
#16
Patricia Mejia Osuna, Maja Udovcic, Morali D Sharma
Thyroid hormones have a significant impact on cardiac function and structure. Excess thyroid hormone affects cardiovascular hemodynamics, leading to high-output heart failure and, in late stages, dilated cardiomyopathy. In this review, we discuss how hyperthyroidism affects cardiovascular pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms and examine the complications caused by excess thyroid hormone, such as heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
April 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740203/homeostatic-left-heart-integration-and-disintegration-links-atrio-ventricular-covariation-s-dyshomeostasis-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Paolo Piras, Concetta Torromeo, Antonietta Evangelista, Stefano Gabriele, Giuseppe Esposito, Paola Nardinocchi, Luciano Teresi, Andrea Madeo, Michele Schiariti, Valerio Varano, Paolo Emilio Puddu
Left ventricle and left atrium are and have been practically always analyzed separately in common clinically and non-clinically oriented cardiovascular investigations. Both classic and speckle tracking echocardiographic data contributed to the knowledge about deformational impairments occurring in systo-diastolic differences. Recently new trajectory based approaches allowed a greater awareness about the entire left ventricle or left atrium revolution and on their deficiencies that take place in presence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736019/endomyocardial-biopsy-via-the-femoral-vein-using-a-long-curved-sheath
#18
N Naderi, S Taghavi, A Amin, G Houshmand, K Mozaffari, M Maleki
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has been defined as the gold standard method for surveillance of rejection after heart transplantation, and it has also been used in the diagnosis of myocarditis and the unknown causes of cardiomyopathies. The procedure, however, is not free from complications. Access through the jugular vein or the femoral vein is the standard approach. In this study, we performed biopsies by using a long, curved sheath and evaluated the rate of complications with this technique...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734448/alternative-strategy-for-biventricular-assist-device-in-an-infant-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#19
John C Dykes, Olaf Reinhartz, Christopher S Almond, Vamsi Yarlagadda, Jenna Murray, David N Rosenthal, Katsuhide Maeda
We report an infant with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who underwent biventricular assist device placement with two 15-mL Berlin Heart EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist devices using an alternative atrial cannulation strategy. The systemic circulation was supported by left atrium (LA) to aorta cannulation. The LA was accessed through the right atrium by extending a 6-mm EXCOR cannula with a Gore-Tex graft connected to an atrial septal defect. The pulmonary circulation was supported with cannulation of the right atrium to pulmonary artery...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733782/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-an-overview-for-clinicians
#20
REVIEW
Nebojša Mujović, Milan Marinković, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Roland Tilz, Tatjana S Potpara
Catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is currently one of the most commonly performed electrophysiology procedures. Ablation of paroxysmal AF is based on the elimination of triggers by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), while different strategies for additional AF substrate modification on top of PVI have been proposed for ablation of persistent AF. Nowadays, various technologies for AF ablation are available. The radiofrequency point-by-point ablation navigated by electro-anatomical mapping system and cryo-balloon technology are comparable in terms of the efficacy and safety of the PVI procedure...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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