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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810603/intratracheal-administration-of-isosorbide-dinitrate-improves-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-ventricular-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-heart-failure-following-myocardial-infarction
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Xuelian Wang, Qingqing Xu, Tianqi Li, Yaocong Rong, Weilin Hong, Yan Huang, Xingui Guo
Pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease is associated with poor outcomes. This study investigated the beneficial effects of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) inhalation on pulmonary pressure and ventricular remodeling in a rat model of heart failure (HF) following myocardial infarction (MI). To assess the effect of ISDN on pulmonary pressure, 20 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized to four groups: Normal saline (NS) 1 ml/kg, ISDN 1 mg/kg, NS 3 ml/kg or ISDN 3 mg/kg following coronary ligation. Assessments included pulmonary and systemic artery pressure alterations, lung weight/body weight and plasma nitric oxide (NO) concentration...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801416/outcome-of-revascularisation-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-without-ischaemia-a-danish-registry-based-follow-up-study
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Jane Angel Simonsen, Hans Mickley, Allan Johansen, Søren Hess, Anders Thomassen, Oke Gerke, Lisette O Jensen, Jesper Hallas, Werner Vach, Poul F Hoilund-Carlsen
OBJECTIVES: In stable coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary revascularisation may reduce mortality of patients with a certain amount of left ventricular myocardial ischaemia. However, revascularisation does not always follow the guidance suggested by ischaemia testing. We compared outcomes in patients without ischaemia who had either revascularisation or medical treatment. DESIGN AND POPULATION: Based on registries, 1327 consecutive patients with normal myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and 278 with fixed perfusion defects were followed for a median of 6...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795637/do-angptl-4-and-galectin-3-reflect-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Luxitaa Goenka, Melvin George, Vishakha Singh, Amrita Jena, Deepika Seshadri, Vasanth Karunakaran, Dhandapani Vellala Elumalai, Jamuna Rani, Ilango Kaliappan
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. We thereby sought to investigate whether the biomarkers, angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL-4) and galectin-3, reflect the severity of CAD. METHODS: Patients were screened based on inclusion/exclusion criteria and written informed consent was obtained from the patients. Serum ANGPTL-4 and galectin-3 was quantified using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and correlated with the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) and GENSINI score using Spearman's rank correlation coefficient and multivariate analysis...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790123/prognostic-significance-of-nonobstructive-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-in-women-versus-men-long-term-outcomes-from-the-confirm-coronary-ct-angiography-evaluation-for-clinical-outcomes-an-international-multicenter-registry
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Joe X Xie, Parham Eshtehardi, Tina Varghese, Abhinav Goyal, Puja K Mehta, William Kang, Jonathon Leipsic, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, C Noel Bairey Merz, Daniel S Berman, Heidi Gransar, Matthew J Budoff, Stephan Achenbach, Tracy Q Callister, Hugo Marques, Ronen Rubinshtein, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Gilbert Raff, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Gudrun Feuchtner, Philipp A Kaufmann, Todd C Villines, Benjamin J W Chow, James K Min, Leslee J Shaw
BACKGROUND: Patients with obstructive (≥50% stenosis) left main (LM) coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk for adverse events; prior studies have also documented worse outcomes among women than men with severe multivessel/LM CAD. However, the prognostic significance of nonobstructive (1%-49% stenosis) LM CAD, including sex-specific differences, has not been previously examined. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the long-term CONFIRM (Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An International Multicenter) registry, patients underwent elective coronary computed tomographic angiography for suspected CAD and were followed for 5 years...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779859/double-right-coronary-artery-in-primary-pci-finding-the-hidden-treasure%C3%A2
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Luciano Candilio, Roberto Nerla, Jonathan Byrne
Double Right Coronary Artery (RCA) is one of the rarest congenital coronary anomalies. Although it can be regarded as a benign condition in the vast majority of cases, it has been associated with acute and life-threatening presentations, including inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), cardiogenic shock and complete heart block, tachyarrhythmias, or even sudden death. However, the role of a double RCA in these conditions is yet to be clarified as more recent data prove no statistically significant association between prevalence of significant atherosclerosis in anomalous coronary arteries in comparison to normal coronary arteries...
July 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774379/fibrogenic-potential-of-pw1-peg3-expressing-cardiac-stem-cells
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Elisa Yaniz-Galende, Maguelonne Roux, Sophie Nadaud, Nathalie Mougenot, Marion Bouvet, Olivier Claude, Guillaume Lebreton, Catherine Blanc, Florence Pinet, Fabrice Atassi, Claire Perret, France Dierick, Sébastien Dussaud, Pascal Leprince, David-Alexandre Trégouët, Giovanna Marazzi, David Sassoon, Jean-Sébastien Hulot
BACKGROUND: Pw1 gene expression is a marker of adult stem cells in a wide range of tissues. PW1-expressing cells are detected in the heart but are not well characterized. OBJECTIVES: The authors characterized cardiac PW1-expressing cells and their cell fate potentials in normal hearts and during cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: A human cardiac sample was obtained from a patient presenting with reduced left ventricular (LV) function following a recent MI...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772050/the-neuroprotective-agent-rasagiline-mesylate-attenuates-cardiac-remodeling-after-experimental-myocardial-infarction
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Aimilia Varela, Manolis Mavroidis, Michalis Katsimpoulas, Irini Sfiroera, Niki Kappa, Angelica Mesa, Nikolaos G Kostomitsopoulos, Dennis V Cokkinos
AIM: Rasagiline mesylate (N-propargyl-1 (R)-aminoindan) (RG) is a selective, potent irreversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase-B with cardioprotective and anti-apoptotic properties. We investigated whether it could be cardioprotective in a rat model undergoing experimental myocardial infarction (MI) by permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. METHODS AND RESULTS: RG was administered, intraperitoneally, for 28 days (2 mg/kg) starting 24 h after MI induction...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770255/massive-accumulation-of-myofibroblasts-in%C3%A2-the-critical-isthmus-is-associated-with%C3%A2-ventricular-tachycardia-inducibility-in%C3%A2-post-infarct-swine-heart
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Tarvinder S Dhanjal, Nicolas Lellouche, Christopher J von Ruhland, Guillaume Abehsira, David H Edwards, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Konstantinos Moschonas, Emmanuel Teiger, Alan J Williams, Christopher H George
OBJECTIVES: In this study the authors determined the extent of cellular infiltration and dispersion, and regional vascularization in electrophysiologically (EP) defined zones in post-myocardial infarction (MI) swine ventricle. BACKGROUND: The critical isthmus (CI) in post-MI re-entrant ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a target for catheter ablation. In vitro evidence suggests that myofibroblasts (MFB) within the scar border zone (BZ) may increase the susceptibility to slow conduction and VT, but whether this occurs in vivo remains unproven...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764858/m2b-macrophages-reduce-early-reperfusion-injury-after-myocardial-ischemia-in-mice-a-predominant-role-of-inhibiting-apoptosis-via-a20
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Yuan Yue, Xiao Yang, Kangni Feng, Lexun Wang, Jian Hou, Bo Mei, Han Qin, Mengya Liang, Guangxian Chen, Zhongkai Wu
BACKGROUND: Monocytes or macrophages have been assessed as potential therapeutics to ameliorate myocardial ischemic diseases, but the results have been controversial. As regulatory macrophages, M2b macrophages could have enhanced protective effects. We tested the hypothesis that transplantation of M2b macrophages could ameliorate myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The potential mechanisms involved in it were investigated. METHODS: M2b macrophages were polarized by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the immune complex (IC) from bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) of C57BL/6 mice...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764226/cisplatin-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-dyslipidemia
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Lalith Prabhakar Hanchate, Shimpa Rakesh Sharma, Sadhana Madyalkar
Myocardial infarction commonly occurs due to rupture of atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries and is manifested on coronary angiography. Myocardial infarction with angiographically normal coronary arteries can occur due to hypercoagulable state, coronary spasm, embolism, arteritis, congenital condition and drugs. Illicit drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines and marijuana are known to cause myocardial infarction. Of the many medications that are associated with cardiovascular toxicity, chemotherapeutic agents form a large group with both acute and delayed cardiotoxicity...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762900/-the-problem-of-minimally-changed-coronary-arteries-at-elective-coronary-angiography
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A N Sumin, E V Korok, M A Sinkov, O A Nagirnyak, L S Barbarash
AIM: to study rates and possible causes of detecting "clean" coronary arteries at elective coronary angiography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of 711 patients who had undergone elective coronary angiography (ECAG) between 01/04 and 31/05 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Four groups were distinguished: group 1 - patients with normal coronary arteries (n=234), group 2 - patients with coronary artery stenoses (CAS) <60% (n=94), group 3 - patients with 60-69% CAS (n=22), group 4 - patients with CAS more or equal 70% (n=361)...
April 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760552/cdkn2b-as-may-indirectly-regulate-coronary-artery-disease-associated-genes-via-targeting-mir-92a-targeting
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Ming Cheng, Shoukuan An, Junquan Li
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) has a high mortality rate and consists of multiple condition, including stable/unstable angina, sudden cardiac death, and myocardial infarction. This study is aimed to explore the pathogenesis of CAD. METHODS: Datasets of GSE20680 (including 87 CAD samples and 52 normal samples) and GSE20681 (including 99 CAD samples and 99 normal samples) were obtained from Gene Expression Omnibus database. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified by MetaDE...
July 28, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756957/comparison-of-the-diameters-of-the-major-epicardial-coronary-arteries-by-angiogram-in-asian-indians-versus-european-americans-40-years-of-age-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-artery-intervention
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Amgad N Makaryus, Rajiv Jauhar, Leanne M Tortez, Renee Pekmezaris
Coronary artery disease (CAD) rates are higher in Asian-Indians than in Caucasians. CAD occurs at an earlier age in this group, with about a quarter of all myocardial infarctions occurring under the age of 40. Previous reports have suggested smaller coronary artery size in Asian-Indians as a major cause for increased CAD in this population. This study sought to evaluate the size of normal "atheroma-free" segments of the epicardial coronary arteries in Asian-Indians and Caucasians aged ≤40 years undergoing coronary artery intervention in other diseased segments...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749732/lack-of-association-between-cystatin-c-and-different-coronary-atherosclerotic-manifestations
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Trine R Larsen, Oke Gerke, Axel C P Diederichsen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Niels Peter Sand, Steen Antonsen, Hans Mickley
Cystatin C (CysC) is known to be related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), including the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and future clinical events. In this study, the association between CysC levels and (1) coronary artery calcification (CAC) in asymptomatic individuals from the general population as well as (2) different subgroups of patients with suspected or definite acute myocardial infarction (MI) was investigated. CysC levels were measured in serum from asymptomatic individuals as part of a screening study for CAC using non-contrast cardiac CT scan (N = 1039) as well as in subgroups of hospitalized patients with a suspected MI (N = 769)...
July 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738781/the-value-of-a-new-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol-in-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-minoca-a-case-control-study-using-historical-controls-from-a-previous-study-with-similar-inclusion-criteria
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Per Tornvall, E B Brolin, K Caidahl, K Cederlund, O Collste, M Daniel, C Ekenbäck, J Jensen, S Y-Hassan, L Henareh, C Hofman-Bang, P Lyngå, E Maret, N Sarkar, J Spaak, M Sundqvist, P Sörensson, M Ugander, S Agewall
BACKGROUND: Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) is common with a prevalence of 6% of all patients fulfilling the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. MINOCA should be considered a working diagnosis. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging has recently been suggested to be of great value to determine the cause behind MINOCA. The objectives of this paper are to describe the rationale behind the second Stockholm Myocardial Infarction with Normal Coronaries (SMINC-2) study and to discuss the protocol for investigation of MINOCA patients in the light of the recently published position paper from the European Society of Cardiology...
July 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726653/retrospective-study-of-evaluation-of-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-intact-coronary-arteries-evaluation-of-treatment-approaches-outcome-and-prognosis
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E Tsetskhladze, I Khintibidze
Myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries is a well known pathology. It may or may not be associated with left ventricle wall motion abnormalities. Data was reviewed retrospectively for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction who underwent cardiac catheterization. From the total number of patients evaluated 10.3% (17) patients had Myocardial Infarction with normal coronary arteries. Females were more likely to present with MINCA then males. Coronary flow was normal in 11 from 17 patients with MINCA...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725329/ticagrelor-associated-conduction-disorder-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Mustafa Yurtdas, Mahmut Ozdemir
A 47-year-old female presented to emergency clinic due to non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). After receiving acetylsalicylic acid, a loading dose of ticagrelor 180 mg and intravenous unfractionated heparin, she underwent successful placement of drug eluting stent on the distal part of non-dominant left circumflex artery. The patient had no pre-existing atrioventricular (AV) block and did not use AV blocking agent. Approximately 10 h after taking a loading dose of ticagrelor, baseline normal rhythm degenerated to the first and then complete AV block, with mild dizziness...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
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/28715073/platelet-distribution-width-and-plateletcrit-novel-biomarkers-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-young-patients
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Mehmet Serkan Çetin, Elif Hande Özcan Çetin, Ahmet Akdi, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloğlu, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydoğdu
BACKGROUND: Platelets play a central role in myocardial infarction, and platelet activity can be evaluated with platelet indices including, platelet distribution width (PDW) and plateletcrit (PCT). These indices have been demonstrated as markers of prothrombotic state in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we aimed to investigate, the usefulness of these biomarkers in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in young patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study consisted 565 subjects which classified into three groups: group 1 (168 young patients with STEMI), group 2 (173 non-young patients with STEMI), and group 3 (224 age-matched controls with angiographically normal coronary arteries)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697641/erectile-dysfunction-in-young-myocardial-infarction-survivors-evaluation-follow-up
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Gabriela Dostálová, Zuzana Hlubocká, Kristýna Bayerová, Jan Bělohlávek, Aleš Linhart, Debora Karetová
Erectile dysfunction significantly affects quality of life in young men. Authors have evaluated erectile function in men with coronary artery disease (CAD) and the relationship between the degree of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the age of their first acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The incidence of erectile dysfunction in three groups of patients of AMI survivors was investigated: AMI survivors younger than 45 years, AMI survivors older than 65 years, and normal male population aged between 30 and 60 years...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
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