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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710069/vitamin-c-mitigates-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-inflammation-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Gauri Akolkar, Danielle da Silva Dias, Prathapan Ayyappan, Ashim K Bagchi, Davinder S Jassal, Vera Mc Salemi, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Katia De Angelis, Pawan K Singal
Increase in oxidative/nitrosative stress is one of the mechanisms associated with the development of cardiotoxicity due to Doxorubicin (Dox), a potent chemotherapy drug. Previously, we reported mitigation of Dox-induced oxidative/nitrosative stress and apoptosis by Vitamin C (Vit C) in isolated cardiomyocytes. In the present in vivo study in rats, we investigated the effect of prophylactic treatment with Vit C on Dox-induced apoptosis, inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress, cardiac dysfunction and Vit C transporter proteins...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708550/unsupervised-myocardial-segmentation-for-cardiac-bold
#2
Ilkay Oksuz, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Rohan Dharmakumar, Sotirios A Tsaftaris
A fully automated 2D+time myocardial segmentation framework is proposed for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent (BOLD) datasets. Ischemia detection with CINE BOLD CMR relies on spatiotemporal patterns in myocardial intensity but these patterns also trouble supervised segmentation methods, the de-facto standard for myocardial segmentation in cine MRI. Segmentation errors severely undermine the accurate extraction of these patterns. In this paper we build a joint motion and appearance method that relies on dictionary learning to find a suitable subspace...
July 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707593/effects-of-some-indigenous-plants-of-north-karnataka-india-on-cardiovascular-and-glucose-regulatory-systems-in-diabetic-rats
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Kusal K Das, Kailash S Chadchan, R Chandramouli Reddy, M S Biradar, Pallavi S Kanthe, Bheemshetty S Pati, Jeevan G Ambekar, Ishwar B Bagoji, Swastika Das
BACKGROUND: The medicinal plants of north Karnataka, India are always researchers delight as many of these plants are rarely found in elsewhere other than this part of India. Kenaf leaves (Hibiscus cannabinus Linn, Pundi), Chick pea leaves (Cicer arietinum Linn, Chana) and Prickly lettuce leaves (Lactuca scariola Linn, Hattaraki.) are a few of these indigenous plants which are routinely consumed by the people as diet in this part of India. Various studies were done on these plants to find out some potential anti diabetic efficacies but reports are still not encouraging...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697694/midterm-outcomes-from-a-pilot-study-of-percutaneous-deep-vein-arterialization-for-the-treatment-of-no-option-critical-limb-ischemia
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Steven Kum, Yih Kai Tan, Michiel A Schreve, Roberto Ferraresi, Ramon L Varcoe, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert, Jihad A Mustapha, Darryl M Lim, Derek Ho, Tjun Y Tang, Vlad-Adrian Alexandrescu, Pramook Mutirangura
PURPOSE: To report the initial clinical experience with percutaneous deep vein arterialization (PDVA) to treat critical limb ischemia (CLI) via the creation of an arteriovenous fistula. METHODS: Seven patients (median age 85 years; 5 women) with CLI and no traditional endovascular or surgical revascularization options (no-option CLI) were recruited in a pilot study to determine the safety of PDVA. All patients were diabetic; 4 had Rutherford category 6 ischemia...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689985/oxygen-consumption-and-carbon-dioxide-recovery-kinetics-in-the-prediction-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-and-outcome
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Dejana Popovic, Dejana Martic, Tea Djordjevic, Vesna Pesic, Marco Guazzi, Jonathan Myers, Reza Mohebi, Ross Arena
BACKGROUND: Revascularization appears to be beneficial only in patients with high levels of ischemia. This study examined the utility of gas analysis during the recovery phase of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in predicting coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and prognosis. METHODS: 40 Caucasian patients (21.2% females), mean age 63.5±7.6 with significant coronary artery lesions (≥50%) were studied. Within two months of coronary angiography, CPET on a treadmill (TM) and recumbent ergometer (RE) were performed on two visits 2-4days apart; subjects were subsequently followed 32±10months...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685679/clinical-approach-to-diabetic-cardiomiopathy-a-review-of-human-studies
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Roberto Tarquini, Laura Pala, Simona Brancati, Giulia Vannini, Salvatore De Cosmo, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Carlo Maria Rotella
BACKGROUND: Diabetic Cardiomiopathy (DC) has been defined as a distinct entity characterized by the presence of diastolic or systolic cardiac dysfunction in a diabetic patient in the absence of other causes for Cardiomiopathy, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension (HTN), or valvular heart disease. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and cardiovascular disease accounts for two-thirds of the mortality in the diabetic population. Diabetes-related heart disease occurs in the form of coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiac autonomic neuropathy or DC...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685425/multi-site-measurements-of-muscle-o2-dynamics-during-cycling-exercise-in-early-post-myocardial-infarction
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Shun Takagi, Ryotaro Kime, Norio Murase, Masatsugu Niwayama, Takuya Osada, Toshihito Katsumura
The aim of this study was to compare the muscle oxygen dynamics between early post-myocardial infarction (n = 12; MI) and age-matched elderly subjects without MI (n = 12; CON) in several leg muscles during ramp cycling exercise. Muscle oxygen saturation (SmO2), deoxygenated-hemoglobin concentration (∆deoxy-Hb), and total-hemoglobin concentration (∆total-Hb) were monitored continuously at the distal site of vastus lateralis (VLd), proximal site of the vastus lateralis (VLp), rectus femoris (RF), vastus medialis (VM), gastrocnemius medialis (GM), and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles by near infrared spatial resolved spectroscopy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684640/early-sepsis-does-not-stimulate-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-does-not-reduce-cardiac-function-despite-an-increased-inflammation-status
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Thibault Léger, Alice Charrier, Clarisse Moreau, Isabelle Hininger-Favier, Evangelia Mourmoura, Jean-Paul Rigaudière, Elodie Pitois, Damien Bouvier, Vincent Sapin, Bruno Pereira, Kasra Azarnoush, Luc Demaison
If it is sustained for several days, sepsis can trigger severe abnormalities of cardiac function which leads to death in 50% of cases. This probably occurs through activation of toll-like receptor-9 by bacterial lipopolysaccharides and overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α and IL-1β In contrast, early sepsis is characterized by the development of tachycardia. This study aimed at determining the early changes in the cardiac function during sepsis and at finding the mechanism responsible for the observed changes...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683969/impact-of-oxidative-stress-on-the-heart%C3%A2-and-vasculature-part-2-of-a-3-part-series
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REVIEW
Thomas Münzel, Giovanni G Camici, Christoph Maack, Nicole R Bonetti, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic
Vascular disease and heart failure impart an enormous burden in terms of global morbidity and mortality. Although there are many different causes of cardiac and vascular disease, most causes share an important pathological mechanism: oxidative stress. In the failing heart, oxidative stress occurs in the myocardium and correlates with left ventricular dysfunction. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) negatively affect myocardial calcium handling, cause arrhythmia, and contribute to cardiac remodeling by inducing hypertrophic signaling, apoptosis, and necrosis...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683177/determination-of-ideal-target-exercise-heart-rate-for-cardiac-patients-suitable-for-rehabilitation
#10
Shih Jia Janice Tan, John Carson Allen, Swee Yaw Tan
BACKGROUND: Exercise prescription for patients with cardiovascular disease remains a challenge. The concept of exercising at an intensity equivalent to one's anaerobic threshold has been well studied and highly recommended in the fitness industry for other populations. For this concept to be applicable to patients with cardiovascular disease, the level and intensity of activity must not trigger myocardial ischemia. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that the heart rate at ventilatory anaerobic threshold (HRVAT ) will not exceed heart rate at ischemic threshold (HRIT ) (ie, HRVAT ≤ HRIT in a majority [>50%] of patients)...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681583/protective-mechanisms-of-hypaconitine-and-glycyrrhetinic-acid-compatibility-in-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation-injury
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Li-Qin Wang, Yu He, Hao-Fang Wan, Hui-Fen Zhou, Jie-Hong Yang, Hai-Tong Wan
This study investigated the protective effect of the compatibility of hypaconitine (HA) and glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) on H9c2 cells under oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced injury, and the possible mechanisms. We found that HA+GA significantly improved pathology and morphology of the nucleus and ultrastructure of H9c2 cells under OGD as determined by Hoechst 33342 staining and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) tests. It also reduced the releases of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase-myocardial band isoenzyme (CK-MB), and aspartate transaminase (AST) from the cultured supernatant of H9c2 cells, which were tested by enzyme-linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA) kits...
July 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679027/clinical-scintigraphic-and-angiographic-predictors-of-oxygen-pulse-abnormality-in-patients-undergoing-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Andrea De Lorenzo, Carlito Lessa da Silva, Fernando Cesar Castro Souza, Salvador Serra, Pablo Marino, Ronaldo Sl Lima
BACKGROUND: The oxygen (O2 ) pulse curve obtained at cardiopulmonary exercise testing provides information on cardiorespiratory fitness and the presence of cardiovascular disease. O2 pulse abnormalities have been attributed to myocardial ischemia, among other conditions, but the predictors of abnormal O2 pulse curves are not completely known. HYPOTHESIS: Perfusion abnormalities detected by myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) may be associated with abnormal O2 pulse curves...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678794/ammonium-tetrathiomolybdate-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-chemistry-pharmacology-and-impact-of-a-new-class-of-sulfide-donor-in-preclinical-injury-models
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Alex Dyson, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Giovanni Sabbatini, Anna B Lach, Federica Galfo, Juliano Dos Santos Cardoso, Bruna Pescador Mendonça, Iain Hargreaves, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Daniel I Bromage, John F Martin, Kevin P Moore, Martin Feelisch, Mervyn Singer
BACKGROUND: Early revascularization of ischemic organs is key to improving outcomes, yet consequent reperfusion injury may be harmful. Reperfusion injury is largely attributed to excess mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Sulfide inhibits mitochondria and reduces ROS production. Ammonium tetrathiomolybdate (ATTM), a copper chelator, releases sulfide in a controlled and novel manner, and may offer potential therapeutic utility. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In vitro, ATTM releases sulfide in a time-, pH-, temperature-, and thiol-dependent manner...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677741/mulberry-granules-protect-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-the-ampk-nrf2-pathway
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Yang Liu, Yan-Bo Zhao, Si-Wang Wang, Yu Zhou, Zhi-Shu Tang, Feng Li
Mulberry granules (MLD) is a traditional Chinese medicine prescription that has been used in the treatment of diabetes for many years. Recently, we found that MLD protected the heart from diabetes-associated cardiomyopathy when it was used to treat diabetes. However, the beneficial effects and possible mechanism remain unknown. To elucidate these effects, an experimental myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury model in diabetes rats was used in this study. Male C57BL/6 mice were injected with streptozotocin to induce diabetes...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672421/-acute-coronary-syndrome-what-should-the-general-practitioner-do
#15
Stefan Stadler, Dierk Endemann, Lars S Maier
Acute myocardial infarction is the second most common cause of mortality in Germany after chronic ischemic cardiac disease. It is essential to think of acute coronary syndrome also in patients who do not present with typical signs (pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in the chest or arms that may spread to the neck, jaw or back) in the general practitioner's practice. Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation) must be measured; an ECG should be recorded and analyzed within ten minutes of first medical contact...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671086/deficiency-of-interfibrillar-mitochondria-in-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure
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Yanting Geng, Yuanhui Hu, Huan Wang, Shuai Shi, Jingjing Shi, Zhiling Qiu
Mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in the progress of heart failure (HF). A pronounced variability of defects in mitochondrial subpopulations is reported to occur in various disease models. The aim of the study was to define the defects in the ultra structure and bioenergetic function of cardiac mitochondria in acute myocardial infarction-induced HF. AMI-induced HF rats were treated with saline (4.0ml/kg) for 8weeks. The ultra structure of myocardial mitochondrial subpopulations was assessed by electron microscope...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669033/monitoring-the-brain-after-cardiac-arrest-a-new-era
#17
REVIEW
Niraj Sinha, Sam Parnia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Of the approximately 350,000 out-of-hospital, and 750,000 after in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) events in the US annually approximately 5-9% and 20% respectively may achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Up to 2/3 of these initial survivors may go on die in the subsequent 24-72 hours after ROSC due to a combination of (1) on-going cerebral injury, (2) myocardial dysfunction and (3) massive systemic inflammatory response...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668597/mechano-sensitivity-of-mitochondrial-function-in-mouse-cardiac-myocytes
#18
REVIEW
Gentaro Iribe, Keiko Kaihara, Yohei Yamaguchi, Michio Nakaya, Ryuji Inoue, Keiji Naruse
Mitochondria are an important source of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Although it has been reported that myocardial stretch increases cellular ROS production by activating nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase 2 (NOX2), referred to as X-ROS signalling, the involvement of mitochondria in X-ROS is not clear. Mitochondria are organelles that generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for cellular energy needs, which are mechanical-load-dependent. Therefore, it would not be surprising if these organelles had mechano-sensitive functions associated with stretch-induced ROS production...
June 28, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668226/sustained-chronic-maternal-hyperoxygenation-increases-myocardial-deformation-in-fetuses-with-a-small-aortic-isthmus-at-risk-for-coarctation
#19
Shi Zeng, Jiawei Zhou, Qinghai Peng, Wen Deng, Ming Zang, Tao Wang, Qichang Zhou
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess differences in myocardial deformation in fetuses at risk for coarctation (CoA) and the effects of maternal hyperoxygenation on deformation. METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and velocity vector imaging were performed prospectively and serially in 48 fetuses with a small aortic isthmus and 48 gestation age-matched normal fetuses. Fetuses with a small aortic isthmus were randomly divided into two groups: one group with and the other group without maternal supplemental oxygen administration...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667748/combined-catalase-and-adh-inhibition-ameliorates-ethanol-induced-myocardial-dysfunction-despite-causing-oxidative-stress-in-conscious-female-rats
#20
Fanrong Yao, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Ethanol-evoked oxidative stress, which contributes to myocardial dysfunction in proestrus rats, is mediated by increases in NADPH oxidase activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) and ERK1/2 phosphorylation. Whether these biochemical responses, which are triggered by alcohol-derived acetaldehyde in non-cardiac tissues, occur in proestrus rats' hearts remains unknown. Therefore, we elucidated the roles of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1) and catalase, which catalyze alcohol oxidation to acetaldehyde, in these alcohol-evoked biochemical and hemodynamic responses in proestrus rats...
July 1, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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