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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717414/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-acute-cardiac-injury-and-unobstructed-coronary-arteries
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Giovanni Salvatore Camastra, Stefano Sbarbati, Massimiliano Danti, Luca Cacciotti, Raffaella Semeraro, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Gerardo Ansalone
AIM: To define the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) by analyzing a particular group of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and normal coronary angiogram. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, we examined 220 patients with clinical suspicion of ACS, Troponin elevation [the threshold used to define a positive Troponin T test (TnT) was 0.1 ng/mL] and no significant coronary disease at angiography (the patients were considered to have significant angiographic disease only a 50% stenosis was detected in any of their coronary arteries)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716007/silent-myocarditis-in-systemic-sclerosis-detected-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-using-lake-louise-criteria
#2
Sophie Mavrogeni, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, Sotiris Plastiras, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by microvascular abnormalities, inflammation and fibrosis. We hypothesized that myocarditis may be diagnosed in asymptomatic SSc, undergoing routine cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for fibrosis assessment, using the Lake Louise criteria: T2 ratio, early (EGE) and late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) images. METHODS: Eighty-two asymptomatic SSc, diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged 43 ± 5 yrs...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713599/lyme-carditis-buried-beneath-st-segment-elevations
#3
Basia Michalski, Adrian Umpierrez De Reguero
Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and is carried to human hosts by infected ticks. There are nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to the CDC each year, with 3-4% of those cases reporting Lyme carditis. The most common manifestation of Lyme carditis is partial heart block following bacterial-induced inflammation of the conducting nodes. Here we report a 45-year-old gentleman that presented to the hospital with intense nonradiating chest pressure and tightness. Lab studies were remarkable for elevated troponins...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713431/an-unexpected-cause-of-bradycardia-in-a-patient-with-bacterial-meningitis
#4
Petros Ioannou, Magdalini Velegraki, Stella Soundoulounaki, Achilleas Gikas, Diamantis P Kofteridis
Sinus bradycardia which is a sinus rhythm with a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm is caused by intrinsic cardiac disorders like sick sinus syndrome or inferior myocardial infarction, metabolic and environmental causes (such as hypothyroidism and electrolyte disorders), medications (such as beta-blockers and amiodarone), infection (such as myocarditis), increased intracranial pressure, and toxic exposure, while it can sometimes be a normal phenomenon, especially during sleep, in athletes, and during pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713103/-listeriosis-of-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-case-study
#5
Agnieszka Żak-Gołąb, Krzysztof Dąbrowski, Antoni Hrycek
In the recently an increase morbidity inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis was observed. The use of purine analogs and their metabolites are associated with a higher incidence of infections in this group of patients. Listeriosis is an infectious disease caused by a relatively anaerobic gram-positive bacteria - Listeria monocytogenes. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but these pathogens can also cause myocarditis, central nervous system infections, including brain abscesses and sepsis...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712393/-vcam-1-mediated-migration-of-cd34-vla-4-bone-marrow-derived-cells-into-myocardial-tissues-in-mice-with-acute-viral-myocarditis
#6
Xiaochun Zeng, Xingcui Gao, Weifeng Wu, Bin Wei
Objective To analyze the migration and expression of CD34(+)VLA-4(+) cells under the induction of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in a murine model of acute viral myocarditis (VMC). Methods Frequency of CD34(+)VLA-4(+) cells in the myocardial tissues and peripheral blood were examined by flow cytometry. The mRNA and protein of VCAM-1 in the myocardial tissues were analyzed by real-time quantitative PCR and Western blotting. Results In the acute VMC mice, CD34(+)VLA-4(+) cell population in the myocardial tissues significantly increased at day 3, peaked at day 7, and then decreased, but it was still higher than that in the control group at day 14 and 28...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707261/from-inflammation-to-fibrosis-molecular-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-myocardial-tissue-remodelling-and-perspectives-on-differential-treatment-opportunities
#7
REVIEW
Navin Suthahar, Wouter C Meijers, Herman H W Silljé, Rudolf A de Boer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we highlight the most important cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to cardiac inflammation and fibrosis. We also discuss the interplay between inflammation and fibrosis in various precursors of heart failure (HF) and how such mechanisms can contribute to myocardial tissue remodelling and development of HF. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, many research articles attempt to elucidate different aspects of the interplay between inflammation and fibrosis...
July 13, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698908/-adult-autopsies-during-the-past-decade-in-germany-data-from-two-university-hospitals
#8
F Erlmeier, W Weichert, R Knüchel, J Andruszkow
BACKGROUND: The clinical autopsy is the ultimate medical service for a patient and plays a crucial role in the education of physicians and other medical personnel, as well as in the context of quality control. Nevertheless, the number of autopsies is constantly decreasing. Numerous factors, such as the personal attitude of relatives and also clarification of relatives, as well as the increasing application of imaging methods while the patient is still alive, play a central role in this decline...
July 11, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695986/acute-heart-failure-as-a-result-of-granulomatous-myocarditis-case-report-on-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-treated-with-dabrafenib-and-trametinib
#9
J K Winkler, K Buder-Bakhaya, E Ellert, E Herpel, U M Martens, A Enk, J C Hassel
Treatment options for metastatic melanoma have changed substantially in recent years. Targeting immune checkpoints has improved prognosis of melanoma patients. For melanomas harboring BRAF mutations, inhibition of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway is a promising therapeutic option. Combined BRAF and MEK inhibition improves progression-free and overall survival. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 11, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695302/argatroban-attenuates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats-by-reducing-fibrosis-inflammation-apoptosis-and-protease-activated-receptor-expression
#10
Yogesh Bulani, Shyam Sunder Sharma
PURPOSE: Chronic diabetes is associated with cardiovascular dysfunctions. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the serious cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes. Despite significant efforts in understanding the pathophysiology of DCM, management of DCM is not adequate due to its complex pathophysiology. Recently, involvement of protease-activated receptors (PARs) has been postulated in cardiovascular diseases. These receptors are activated by thrombin, trypsin, or other serine proteases...
July 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686683/immunohistochemical-identification-of-propionibacterium-acnes-in-granuloma-and-inflammatory-cells-of-myocardial-tissues-obtained-from-cardiac-sarcoidosis-patients
#11
Naoya Asakawa, Keisuke Uchida, Mamoru Sakakibara, Kazunori Omote, Keiji Noguchi, Yusuke Tokuda, Kiwamu Kamiya, Kanako C Hatanaka, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Shiro Yamada, Kyoko Asakawa, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Toshiyuki Nagai, Toshihisa Anzai, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Masanori Hirota, Makoto Orii, Takashi Akasaka, Kenta Uto, Yasushige Shingu, Yoshiro Matsui, Shin-Ichiro Morimoto, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Yoshinobu Eishi
BACKGROUND: Although rare, cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is potentially fatal. Early diagnosis and intervention are essential, but histopathologic diagnosis is limited. We aimed to detect Propionibacterium acnes, a commonly implicated etiologic agent of sarcoidosis, in myocardial tissues obtained from CS patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded myocardial tissues obtained by surgery or autopsy and endomyocardial biopsy from patients with CS (n = 26; CS-group), myocarditis (n = 15; M-group), or other cardiomyopathies (n = 39; CM-group) using immunohistochemistry (IHC) with a P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680336/significant-reduction-of-peripheral-blood-interleukin-35-and-cd4-ebi3-t-cells-which-are-negatively-correlated-with-an-increase-in-the-plasma-il-17-and-ctni-level-in-viral-myocarditis-patients
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Han Ouyang, Li Xiang, Jianchang Chen, Weiting Xu, Yang Jiao, Huaying Shen
INTRODUCTION: Viral myocarditis (VMC) has become an increasingly common heart disease that endangers human health. In the present study, the plasma interleukin-35 (IL-35) level and the percentage of CD4(+)EBI3(+) T cells in VMC patients were detected to investigate the significance of changes in these parameters in the plasma of VMC patients and their association with the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: ELISA was performed to detect the plasma IL-35 level and the percentage of peripheral blood CD4(+)EBI3(+) T cells in 40 VMC patients and in 20 healthy individuals...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680031/suspicion-of-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-mitral-valve-prolapse
#13
Mateusz Polak, Romuald Wojnicz, Jarosław Myszor, Jan Szczogiel, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678799/infection-experiments-with-novel-piscine-orthoreovirus-from-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-in-salmonids
#14
Helena Hauge, Niccolo Vendramin, Torunn Taksdal, Anne Berit Olsen, Øystein Wessel, Susie Sommer Mikkelsen, Anna Luiza Farias Alencar, Niels Jørgen Olesen, Maria Krudtaa Dahle
A new disease in farmed rainbow trout (Onchorhyncus mykiss) was described in Norway in 2013. The disease mainly affected the heart and resembled heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). HSMI is associated with Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), and a search for a similar virus in the diseased rainbow trout led to detection of a sequence with 85% similarity to PRV. This finding called for a targeted effort to assess the risk the new PRV-variant pose on farmed rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon by studying infection and disease pathogenesis, aiming to provide more diagnostic knowledge...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678556/electroanatomical-mapping-systems-and-intracardiac-echo-integration-for-guided-endomyocardial-biopsy
#15
Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo, Giulia Vettor, Giuseppe Lumia, Valentina Catto, Elena Sommariva, Valentina Ribatti, Viviana Biagioli, Fabrizio Tundo, Corrado Carbucicchio, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale, Claudio Tondo
During the past years, endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has gradually spread into clinical practice. However, the role of EMB in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases remains a controversial issue, especially in the setting of unexplained ventricular arrhythmias. Areas covered: This review describes the methodology of EMB guided by combined use of three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping systems and intracardiac echo and summarizes the classical, fluoroscopy-guided EMB technique. Finally, the personal experience acquired with the "electrophysiologist-made" integration methodology has been reported...
July 5, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675998/cardiovascular-and-pulmonary-manifestations-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
M B Urowitz, Konstantinos Tselios
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by various clinical manifestations and immunologic abnormalities. Among clinical manifestations, cardiovascular and respiratory system involvement is increasingly recognized as critical for patients' prognosis. OBJECTIVE: Heart involvement, most commonly presents with pericarditis. However, valvular disease and less often myocarditis may be detected. METHOD: Accelerated atherosclerosis is currently considered as one of the most important co-morbidities of SLE with cardiovascular events being one of the leading causes of death at relatively young ages...
July 4, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675106/west-nile-virus-infection-in-ruffed-grouse-bonasa-umbellus-experimental-infection-and-protective-effects-of-vaccination
#17
Nicole M Nemeth, Angela M Bosco-Lauth, Lisa M Williams, Richard A Bowen, Justin D Brown
Ruffed grouse ( Bonasa umbellus) population numbers in Pennsylvania dramatically declined during the early 2000s and have subsequently remained depressed throughout much of the state. While this decline has been temporally associated with the presence of West Nile virus (WNV), lack of information on the WNV susceptibility of this popular game bird species has limited the ability to interpret the potential impacts of WNV. To address this knowledge gap, virologic, immunologic, pathologic, and clinical responses as well as protective effects of vaccination following experimental WNV inoculation in ruffed grouse were assessed...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673775/intramyocardial-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-versus-bone-marrow-derived-and-adipose-mesenchymal-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#18
M Dolores Carmona, Sagrario Cañadillas, Miguel Romero, Alfonso Blanco, Sonia Nogueras, Concha Herrera
BACKGROUND: Effects of cell therapy on dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) have been investigated in pre-clinical models using distinct cellular types in each study. A single study that compares the effectiveness of different cells is lacking. METHODS: We have compared the effects of intramyocardial injection (IMI) of bone marrow (BM)-derived mononuclear cells (MNCs), BM and adipose tissue (AT) mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs and AT-MSCs) on heart function, histological changes and myocardial ultrastructure in a rat model of DCM...
June 30, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670500/peculiar-clinical-presentation-of-coxsackievirus-b4-infection-neonatal-restrictive-cardiomyopathy
#19
Pauline Le Van Quyen, Philippe Desprez, Angelo Livolsi, Véronique Lindner, Samira Fafi-Kremer, Pauline Helms, Maria Cristina Antal
Introduction  Restrictive cardiomyopathy in fetuses and neonates is extremely rare and has a poor outcome. Its etiology in neonates is elusive: metabolic diseases (e.g., Gaucher, Hurler syndrome), neuromuscular disorders (e.g., muscular dystrophies, myofibrillar myopathies), or rare presentation of genetic syndromes (e.g., Coffin-Lowry syndrome) account for a minority of the cases, the majority remaining idiopathic. Case Study  We report the case of a 17-day-old male infant presenting cardiogenic shock following a restrictive dysfunction of the left ventricle...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670159/predictive-value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-derived-myocardial-strain-for-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-myocarditis
#20
Ji Won Lee, Yeon Joo Jeong, Geewon Lee, Nam Kyung Lee, Hye Won Lee, Jin You Kim, Bum-Sung Choi, Ki Seok Choo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived myocardial strain measurement for the prediction of poor outcomes in patients with acute myocarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 37 patients with acute myocarditis who underwent CMR. Left ventricular (LV) size, LV mass index, ejection fraction and presence of myocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were analyzed. LV circumferential strain (EccSAX), radial strain (ErrSAX) from mid-ventricular level short-axis cine views and LV longitudinal strain (EllLV), radial strain (ErrLax) measurements from 2-chamber long-axis views were obtained...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
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