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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329460/model-based-comparison-of-the-normal-and-fontan-circulatory-systems-part-iii
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Raymond L Watrous, Alvin J Chin
BACKGROUND: For patients with the Fontan circulatory arrangement, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition, guanylate cyclase activation, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibition, and endothelin receptor antagonism have so far resulted in little or no improvement in [Formula: see text] or peak cardiac index (CI), suggesting that our understanding of the factors that most impact the exercise hemodynamics is incomplete. METHODS: To facilitate comparisons with clinical reports of the exercise performance of preadolescent Fontan patients, we rescaled our previously reported computational models of a two-year-old normal child and similarly aged Fontan patient, extended our Fontan model to capture the nonlinear relationship between flow and resistance quantified from previous computational fluid dynamic analyses of the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), and added respiration as well as skeletal muscle contraction...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329315/seraphin-haemodynamic-sub-study-the-effect-of-the-dual-endothelin-receptor-antagonist-macitentan-on-haemodynamic-parameters-and-nt-probnp-levels-and-their-association-with-disease-progression-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#2
Nazzareno Galiè, Pavel Jansa, Tomás Pulido, Richard N Channick, Marion Delcroix, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, Franck-Olivier Le Brun, Sanjay Mehta, Loïc Perchenet, Lewis J Rubin, B K S Sastry, Gérald Simonneau, Olivier Sitbon, Rogério Souza, Adam Torbicki
Aims: The effect of macitentan on haemodynamic parameters and NT-proBNP levels was evaluated in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients in the SERAPHIN study. Association between these parameters and disease progression, assessed by the primary endpoint (time to first morbidity/mortality event), was explored. Methods and results: Of the 742 randomized patients, 187 with right heart catheterization at baseline and month 6 participated in a haemodynamic sub-study...
February 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329261/effects-of-noise-on-vascular-function-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-mechanistic-insight-from-studies-in-mice
#3
Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber, Sebastian Steven, Lan P Tran, Elisabeth Ullmann, Sabine Kossmann, Frank P Schmidt, Matthias Oelze, Ning Xia, Huige Li, Antonio Pinto, Philipp Wild, Kai Pies, Erwin R Schmidt, Steffen Rapp, Swenja Kröller-Schön
Aims: Epidemiological studies indicate that traffic noise increases the incidence of coronary artery disease, hypertension and stroke. The underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Field studies with nighttime noise exposure demonstrate that aircraft noise leads to vascular dysfunction, which is markedly improved by vitamin C, suggesting a key role of oxidative stress in causing this phenomenon. Methods and results: We developed a novel animal model to study the vascular consequences of aircraft noise exposure...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326642/neprilysin-inhibition-in-heart-failure-mechanisms-and-substrates-beyond-modulating-natriuretic-peptides
#4
REVIEW
Emilia D'Elia, Attilio Iacovoni, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Ferdinando L Lorini, Stefano Perlini, Michele Senni
The autonomic nervous system, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and the natriuretic peptide system represent critical regulatory pathways in heart failure and as such have been the major targets of pharmacological development. The introduction and approval of angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNi) have broadened the available drug treatments of patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Neprilysin catalyses the degradation of a number of vasodilator peptides, including the natriuretic peptides, bradykinin, substance P, and adrenomedullin, as well as vasoconstrictor peptides, including endothelin-1 and angiotensin I and II...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323857/myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-enhances-transcriptional-expression-of-endothelin-1-and-vasoconstrictor-etb-receptors-via-the-protein-kinase-mek-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-in-rat
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Gry Freja Skovsted, Lars Schack Kruse, Lukas Adrian Berchtold, Anne-Sofie Grell, Karin Warfvinge, Lars Edvinsson
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery remodelling and vasospasm is a complication of acute myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. The underlying mechanisms are complex, but the vasoconstrictor peptide endothelin-1 is suggested to have an important role. This study aimed to determine whether the expression of endothelin-1 and its receptors are regulated in the myocardium and in coronary arteries after experimental ischemia-reperfusion. Furthermore, we evaluated whether treatment with a specific MEK1/2 inhibitor, U0126, modified the expression and function of these proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323184/associations-of-endothelin-polymorphisms-and-aneurysm-size-at-the-time-of-rupture
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Philipp Hendrix, Paul M Foreman, Robert M Starke, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Minkuan Lin, Beverly C Walters, R Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M Shoja, Jean-Francois Pittet, Mali Mathru, Christoph J Griessenauer
BACKGROUND: and Purpose: Aneurysm size is an important risk factor for aneurysm rupture. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying aneurysm growth remain poorly understood. Endothelin signaling is critical for cerebrovascular blood flow regulation. The influence of endothelin single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on aneurysm size at the time of rupture has not been previously investigated. METHODS: Eight common endothelin SNPs were assessed using blood samples from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) patients enrolled in the CARAS (Cerebral Aneurysm Renin Angiotensin System) study...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320895/peripheral-venous-congestion-causes-time-and-dose-dependent-release-of-endothelin-1-in-humans
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Jeffrey Lin, Neelesh Chudasama, Yacki Hayashi, Christopher Hawk, Sahadeo D Ramnauth, Ka Yuk Wong, Ante Harxhi, Duygu Onat, Michiyori Wakabayashi, Nir Uriel, Ulrich P Jorde, Thierry H LeJemtel, Hani N Sabbah, Ryan T Demmer, Paolo C Colombo
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a pivotal mediator of vasoconstriction and inflammation in congestive states such as heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether peripheral venous congestion (VC) increases plasma ET-1 at pressures commonly seen in HF and CKD patients is unknown. We seek to characterize whether peripheral VC promotes time- and dose-dependent increases in plasma ET-1 and whether these changes are sustained after decongestion. We used a randomized, cross-over design in 20 healthy subjects (age 30 ± 7 years)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320472/increased-serum-levels-of-fractalkine-and-mobilisation-of-cd34-cd45-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Audrey Benyamine, Jérémy Magalon, Sylvie Cointe, Romaric Lacroix, Laurent Arnaud, Nathalie Bardin, Pascal Rossi, Yves Francès, Fanny Bernard-Guervilly, Gilles Kaplanski, Jean-Robert Harlé, Pierre-Jean Weiller, Philippe Berbis, David Braunstein, Elisabeth Jouve, Nathalie Lesavre, Françoise Couranjou, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier, Pascale Paul, Brigitte Granel
BACKGROUND: The disruption of endothelial homeostasis is a major determinant in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and is reflected by soluble and cellular markers of activation, injury and repair. We aimed to provide a combined assessment of endothelial markers to delineate specific profiles associated with SSc disease and its severity. METHODS: We conducted an observational, single-centre study comprising 45 patients with SSc and 41 healthy control subjects...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320252/the-impact-of-laser-surgery-on-angiogenic-and-anti-angiogenic-factors-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-prospective-study
#9
Andrew H Chon, Emiliano R Chavira, Melissa L Wilson, Sue A Ingles, Arlyn Llanes, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of laser surgery on angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors in patients with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Cases of TTTS and uncomplicated monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies between 16-26 weeks' gestation were prospectively enrolled into the study. Maternal blood samples were obtained to measure angiogenic factors (vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF), placental-derived growth factor (PlGF), endothelin) and anti-angiogenic factors (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt-1), soluble endoglin (sEng), sFlt-1/PlGF ratio)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315343/inhibition-of-agonist-induced-smooth-muscle-contraction-by-picotamide-in-the-male-human-lower-urinary-tract-outflow-region
#10
Martin Hennenberg, Alexander Tamalunas, Yiming Wang, Patrick Keller, Melanie Schott, Frank Strittmatter, Annika Herlemann, Qingfeng Yu, Beata Rutz, Anna Ciotkowska, Christian G Stief, Christian Gratzke
Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to bladder outlet obstruction are characterized by abnormal smooth muscle contractions in the lower urinary tract. Alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists may induce smooth muscle relaxation in the outflow region and represent the current goldstandard of medical treatment. However, results may be unsatisfactory or inadequate. Apart from α1-adrenoceptor agonists, smooth muscle contraction in the outflow region may be induced by thromboxane A2 (TXA2), endothelins, or muscarinic receptor agonists...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306361/visual-field-progression-is-associated-with-systemic-concentration-of-macrophage-chemoattractant-protein-1-in-normal-tension-glaucoma
#11
Na Young Lee, Min Hee Kim, Chan Kee Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the associations between endothelin-1 (ET-1) and macrophage chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) levels and visual field (VF) progression in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, longitudinal study in 71 patients with NTG. Blood samples from all subjects were assayed for ET-1 and MCP-1 concentrations, and baseline ophthalmic examinations, including the VF, were performed. Baseline data were compared with follow-up data over 3 years...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304322/endothelin-1-as-a-predictor-marker-for-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#12
M S El Shemi, S T Amer, S M Khafagy, M T Hamza, A M A Youssef
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate if endothelin 1 concentration at day 3 postnatal age could be used as a predictive marker for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome. METHODS: This prospective observational study was done on 69 preterm neonates with gestational ages between 28 and 34 weeks and diagnosed as having respiratory distress syndrome. Serum concentrations of endothelin 1 was measured for all patients at day 3 of life and they were divided into BPD and No-BPD groups according to whether they developed bronchopulmonary dysplasia or not...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303689/non-healing-ischaemic-digital-ulcer-in-a-systemic-sclerosis-patient-a-challenging-clinical-case
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Sophie Blaise, Matthieu Roustit, Alexandra Forli, Bernard Imbert, Jean-Luc Cracowski
Ischaemic digital ulcers (DUs) are an indicator of the severity of the microangiopathy in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). DUs are a frequent complication, affecting about 50% of patients with SSc, and are often recurrent. In cross-sectional studies involving patients with SSc, the frequency of ischaemic DUs was 12-16% with a major impact on hand function and quality of life. Effective therapy for DUs remains elusive. Intravenous iloprost has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on healing of active DUs...
March 16, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302570/hippocampal-endothelin-1-decreases-excitability-of-pyramidal-neurons-and-produces-anxiolytic-effects
#14
Ming Chen, Shu Shu, Huan-Huan Yan, Lei Pei, Ze-Fen Wang, Qi Wan, Lin-Lin Bi
Anxiety disorders contribute to the pathophysiology of psychiatric diseases, including major depression, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. The hippocampus is important for anxiety modulation. However, the mechanisms that control the neuronal activity of the hippocampus in anxiety are still not clear. We found that Endothelin-1 (ET1) mRNA in the hippocampus was down-regulated in high-anxiety mice. Neutralizing endogenous ET1 in the hippocampal CA1 enhanced anxiety-like behaviors. We next revealed that most expression of ET1 and its receptors in the CA1 takes place in pyramidal neurons, and the ET1 signaling pathway directly regulated the excitability of CA1 pyramidal neurons and glutamatergic synaptic neurotransmission...
March 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300593/functional-estimation-of-endothelin-1-receptor-antagonism-by-bosentan-macitentan-and-ambrisentan-in-human-pulmonary-and-radial-arteries-in-vitro
#15
James A Angus, Paul F Soeding, Richard J A Hughes, Christine E Wright
BACKGROUND: Endothelin receptor antagonists are approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Development of selective ETA-receptor antagonists over mixed or dual receptor antagonists has depended on a range of receptor binding assays, second messenger assays and functional blood vessel assays. This study compared the 3 clinically-approved endothelin receptor antagonists in assays of human isolated pulmonary and radial arteries in vitro. METHODS: Human isolated pulmonary (i...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298655/dual-nep-ece-inhibition-improves-endothelial-function-in-mesenteric-resistance-arteries-of-32-week-old-shr
#16
Pieter Lemkens, Leon Ja Spijkers, Merlijn J Meens, Jelly Nelissen, Ben Janssen, Stephan Lm Peters, Paul Mh Schiffers, Jo Gr De Mey
Endothelin 1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, pro-mitogenic and pro-inflammatory peptide, may promote development of endothelial dysfunction and arterial remodeling. ET-1 can be formed through cleavage of big-ET-1 by endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE) or neutral endopeptidase (NEP). We investigated whether chronic treatment with the novel dual NEP/ECE inhibitor SOL1 improves functional and structural properties of resistance-sized arteries of 32-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). SHR received a chronic 4-week treatment with SOL1, losartan or hydralazine...
March 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296139/measurement-of-troponin-and-natriuretic-peptides-shortly-after-admission-in-patients-with-heart-failure-does-it-add-useful-prognostic-information-an-analysis-of-the-value-of-endothelin-receptor-inhibition-with-tezosentan-in-acute-heart-failure-studies-veritas
#17
John G F Cleland, John R Teerlink, Beth A Davison, Ahmad Shoaib, Marco Metra, Stefanie Senger, Olga Milo, Gad Cotter, Robert C Bourge, John D Parker, Guillaume Jondeau, Henry Krum, Christopher M O'Connor, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, John J V McMurray
OBJECTIVE: Plasma concentrations of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and troponin are often measured for diagnostic purposes when patients are admitted with heart failure, but their prognostic value when measured soon after admission is uncertain. We aimed to investigate the added prognostic value of admission measurements of BNP and troponins in patients with acute heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Multivariable prognostic models for death or any worsening heart failure (WHF) or rehospitalization for WHF by 30 days, 30-day death or rehospitalization for WHF, and 90-day mortality were constructed using baseline data from the Value of Endothelin Receptor Inhibition with Tezosentan in Acute heart failure Studies (VERITAS) including BNP and troponin I...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295621/hepatic-and-plasma-endothelin-1-in-dogs-with-chronic-hepatitis
#18
Y Sakamoto, M Sakai, T Watari
BACKGROUND: Endothelin (ET)-1 is a 21-amino-acid peptide with potent vasoactive properties, which increases intrahepatic resistance in patients with chronic hepatitis (CH) or cirrhosis. ET-1 concentrations have not been investigated in dogs with CH. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: This study compared hepatic and plasma ET-1 levels in healthy dogs and in dogs with CH, and examined the relationship between the plasma ET-1 level and portal vein pressure in dogs with CH. ANIMALS: Fourteen healthy dogs and twenty dogs with CH were used in this study...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294872/-pleotropic-effects-of-atorvastatin-in-patients-with-chronic-ischemic-heart-disease
#19
V P Mikhin, Yu A Zhilyaeva, N I Gromnaky
Examined 52 patients with a diagnosis Ischemic heart disease: stable angina II-III FC CHF I-IIA stage, in combination with hypercholesterolemia aged 53-65 years (58,2+/-6,5), receiving together with traditional antianginal therapy generic atorvastatin Torvakard in the dose of 10 mg/day (20 people) with the level of total cholesterol from 5.0 to 6.50 mmol/l, patients with cholesterol levels from is 6.51 to 8.0 mmol/l was taking Torvakard 20 mg/day (32 person). As a result of 3 months therapy with low doses of Torvakarda decreased level of CRP, endothelin-1, IMT, improving the parameters of endothelium-dependent vasodilation, which shows the positive impact of the drug on morphological and functional parameters of the vascular wall...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290877/-dynamics-of-biochemical-markers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#20
V I Podzolkov, A I Tarzimanova
Arterial hypertension (AH) occupies the first place among causes of atrial fibrillation (AF) in general population. AF in patients with AH substantially elevates risk of cardiovascular complications. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) in patients with AH at appearance of AF might have great prognostic value for stratification of risk of thromboembolic complications. We studied biochemical markers of ED in patients with AH and various forms of AF. Collagen binding activity of the von Willebrand factor (vWF) in patients with permanent AF was significantly higher than in patients without heart rhythm disturbances and did not depend on degree of AH...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
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