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Joris D van Dijk, Pieter L Jager, Jochen A C van Osch, Jorn A van Dalen
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January 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099589/which-coronary-lesions-are-more-prone-to-cause-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Taner Sen, Mehmet Ali Astarcioglu, Osman Beton, Lale Dinc Asarcikli, Celal Kilit
Background: According to common belief, most myocardial infarctions (MIs) are due to the rupture of nonsevere, vulnerable plaques with < 70% obstruction. Data from recent trials challenge this belief, suggesting that the risk of coronary occlusion is, in fact, much higher after severe stenosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not acute ST-elevation MIs result from high-grade stenoses by evaluating the presence of coronary collateral circulation (CCC). Methods: We retrospectively included 207 consecutive patients who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-elevation MI...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097005/the-cardioprotective-efficacy-of-tvp1022-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-cardiac-remodeling-in-rats
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Assaf Malka, Offir Ertracht, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Irina Reiter, Ofer Binah
Following acute myocardial infarction (MI), early and successful reperfusion is the most effective strategy for reducing infarct size and improving the clinical outcome. However, immediate restoration of blood flow to the ischemic zone results in myocardial damage, defined as "reperfusion-injury". Whereas we previously reported that TVP1022 (the S-isomer of rasagiline, FDA-approved anti-Parkinson drug) decreased infarct size 24 h post ischemia reperfusion (I/R) in rats, in this study we investigated the chronic cardioprotective efficacy of TVP1022 14 days post-I/R...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095748/myocardial-inactivation-of-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Bruno Paolino, Pablo Maria Pomerantzeff, Luiz Alberto O Dallan, Fabio Antonio Gaiotto, Nailliw Zanini Preite, Ana Claudia Latronico, Jose Carlos Nicolau, Antonio Carlos Bianco, Roberto Giraldez
OBJECTIVE: To study myocardial thyroid hormone metabolism in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS) undergoing aortic valve replacement and in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. CONTEXT: The human heart expresses the type 2 deiodinase (D2) that activates T4 to T3. At the same time, the inactivating type 3 deiodinase (D3) has been found in a rat model of right ventricular hypertrophy. It is not known whether the human myocardium metabolizes thyroid hormone...
January 17, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087914/-atorvastatin-improves-reflow-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-by-decreasing-serum-uric-acid-level
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Ling Yan, Lu Ye, Kun Wang, Jie Zhou, Chunjia Zhu
Objective: To investigate the effect of atorvastatin on reflow in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and its relation to serum uric acid levels. Methods: One hundred and fourteen STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups:55 cases received oral atorvastatin 20 mg before PCI (routine dose group) and 59 cases received oral atorvastatin 80 mg before PCI (high dose group). According to the initial serum uric acid level, patients in two groups were further divided into normal uric acid subgroup and hyperuricemia subgroup...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087606/reinnervation-post-heart-transplantation
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Avishay Grupper, Henry Gewirtz, Sudhir Kushwaha
Heart transplantation results in complete denervation of the donor heart with loss of afferent and efferent nerve connections. The majority of patients remain completely denervated during the first 6-12 months following transplantation. Evidence of reinnervation is usually found during the second year after transplantation and involve the myocardial muscle, sinoatrial node, and coronary vessels, but remains incomplete and regionally limited many years post-transplant. Restoration of cardiac innervation can improve exercise capacity as well as blood flow regulation in the coronary arteries, and hence improve quality of life...
January 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077904/regadenoson-in-myocardial-perfusion-study-first-institutional-experiences-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Sejla Ceric, Zeljka Raic
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used in the evaluation of known and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Imaging of heart in stress and rest enables the comparison of myocardial uptake of radiotracer in proportion to the needs and coronary flow, which is used for detection of perfusion defects. Exercise stress and pharmacologic agents are used for the stressing purpose. Novel pharmacologic stressor regadenoson is A2A selective adenosine agonist, which selectively binds to the adenosine receptors in coronary arteries causing coronary dilatation...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070737/in-silico-analysis-of-the-anti-hypertensive-drugs-impact-on-myocardial-oxygen-balance
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A Guala, D Leone, A Milan, L Ridolfi
Hypertension is a very common pathology, and its clinical treatment largely relies on different drugs. Some of these drugs exhibit specific protective functions in addition to those resulting from blood pressure reduction. In this work, we study the impact of commonly used anti-hypertensive drugs (RAAS, [Formula: see text] and calcium channel blockers) on myocardial oxygen supply-consumption balance, which plays a crucial role in type 2 myocardial infarction. To this aim, 42 wash-out hypertensive patients were selected, a number of measured data were used to set a validated multi-scale cardiovascular model to subject-specific conditions, and the administration of different drugs was suitably simulated...
January 9, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061822/cardiovascular-risk-and-endothelial-function-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-design-of-the-multi-site-longitudinal-endoafrica-study-in-the-western-cape-province-of-south-africa
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Hans Strijdom, Patrick De Boever, Gerhard Walzl, M Faadiel Essop, Tim S Nawrot, Ingrid Webster, Corli Westcott, Nyiko Mashele, Frans Everson, Stephanus T Malherbe, Kim Stanley, Harald H Kessler, Evelyn Stelzl, Nandu Goswami
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence of an interaction between HIV-infection, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Epidemiological studies in Europe and North America have been observing a shift towards an increased incidence of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarctions in HIV-infected populations compared to the general population even after adjusting for traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Despite South Africa (and sub-Saharan Africa, SSA) being regarded as the epicentre of the global HIV epidemic, very little is known about the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and precursors of vascular disease in HIV-infected populations in this region...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058691/platelet-subpopulation-bearing-leukocyte-specific-antigen-and-tissue-factor
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Z A Gabbasov, O S Saburova, O A Antonova, N V Golubeva, S G Khaspekova, O N Shustova, I T Zyuryaev, M Ya Ruda, A V Mazurov
Platelets bearing leukocyte antigen CD45 were identified in the blood of patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and healthy donors by flow cytofluorimetry. Part of these platelets contained tissue factor (TF)-primary initiator of blood clotting. The number of CD45(+) and CD45(+)/TF(+) platelets in MI patients at the first day was comparable with their level in healthy donors, but was increased at 8-12 days after MI onset. At that time in some patients the amount of CD45(+) and CD45(+)/TF(+) platelets reached 5-6 and 2-3% of their total number...
November 2016: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058674/quantitative-myocardial-blood-flow-imaging-with-integrated-time-of-flight-pet-mr
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Tanja Kero, Jonny Nordström, Hendrik J Harms, Jens Sörensen, Håkan Ahlström, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: The use of integrated PET-MR offers new opportunities for comprehensive assessment of cardiac morphology and function. However, little is known on the quantitative accuracy of cardiac PET imaging with integrated time-of-flight PET-MR. The aim of the present work was to validate the GE Signa PET-MR scanner for quantitative cardiac PET perfusion imaging. Eleven patients (nine male; mean age 59 years; range 46-74 years) with known or suspected coronary artery disease underwent (15)O-water PET scans at rest and during adenosine-induced hyperaemia on a GE Discovery ST PET-CT and a GE Signa PET-MR scanner...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050630/myocardial-blood-flow-and-left-ventricular-functional-reserve-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-13-nh3-gated-pet-study
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Roberto Sciagrà, Raffaella Calabretta, Fabrizio Cipollini, Alessandro Passeri, Angelo Castello, Franco Cecchi, Iacopo Olivotto, Alberto Pupi
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), which is detected by measuring myocardial blood flow (MBF) with PET. Whether CMD may be associated with ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is unclear. We therefore assessed LV ejection fraction (EF) reserve in HCM patients undergoing dipyridamole (Dip) PET. METHODS: Resting and stress (13)NH3 dynamic as well as gated PET were performed in 34 HCM patients...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045326/non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischaemia-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Raphael Wurm, Anna Cho, Henrike Arfsten, Raphael van Tulder, Christian Wallmüller, Philipp Steininger, Fritz Sterz, Kristina Tendl, Csilla Balassy, Klaus Distelmaier, Martin Hülsmann, Gottfried Heinz, Christopher Adlbrecht
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischaemia (NOMI) is characterised by hypoperfusion of the intestines without evidence of mechanical obstruction, potentially leading to extensive ischaemia and necrosis. Low cardiac output appears to be a major risk factor. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation aims at restoring blood flow after cardiac arrest. However, post restoration of spontaneous circulation, myocardial stunning limits immediate recovery of sufficient cardiac function...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035135/complete-revascularization-of-simultaneous-multiple-culprit-lesions-in-a-septuagenarian-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Ikechukwu A Ifedili, Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Raza Askari, Uzoma N Ibebuogu
BACKGROUND ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is usually caused by rupture of unstable plaque with thrombus formation and abrupt cessation of blood flow through a single coronary artery that is deemed the culprit. The simultaneous thrombotic occlusions of multiple coronary arteries in the setting of STEMI is a rare occurrence with implications for patient management and outcome not fully addressed in the current STEMI guidelines, although more recent studies suggest a benefit of complete revascularization compared to culprit vessel-only treatment in the setting of STEMI...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024857/calpain-inhibition-decreases-inflammatory-protein-expression-in-vessel-walls-in-a-model-of-chronic-myocardial-ischemia
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Brittany A Potz, Ashraf A Sabe, Nassrene Y Elmadhun, Sharif A Sabe, Benedikt J V Braun, Richard T Clements, Anny Usheva, Frank W Sellke
BACKGROUND: Emerging data suggest a link between calpain activation and the enhanced inflammatory response of the cardiovascular system. We hypothesize that calpain activation associates with altered inflammatory protein expression in correlation with the proinflammatory profile of the myocardium. Our pig hypercholesterolemic model with chronic myocardial ischemia was treated with calpain inhibitors to establish their potential to improve cardiac function. METHODS: Yorkshire swine, fed a high cholesterol diet for 4 weeks then underwent placement of an ameroid constrictor on the left circumflex artery...
December 23, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002382/the-mental-stress-ischemia-prognosis-study-mips-objectives-study-design-and-prevalence-of-inducible-ischemia
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Muhammad Hammadah, Ibhar Al Mheid, Kobina Wilmot, Ronnie Ramadan, Amit J Shah, Yan Sun, Brad Pearce, Ernest V Garcia, Michael Kutner, J Douglas Bremner, Fabio Esteves, Paolo Raggi, David S Sheps, Viola Vaccarino, Arshed A Quyyumi
OBJECTIVE: Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) is a common phenomenon in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but contemporary studies of its prognostic significance and its underlying pathophysiology are limited. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with confirmed CAD in the Mental Stress Ischemia Prognosis Study (MIPS) between 2011 and 2014. All patients underwent mental stress testing using a standardized public speaking task and ischemia was detected by 99mTc sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging...
December 20, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997375/impact-of-motion-and-partial-volume-effects-correction-on-pet-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-using-simultaneous-pet-mr
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Yoann Petibon, Nicolas J Guehl, Timothy G Reese, Behzad Ebrahimi, Marc D Normandin, Timothy M Shoup, Nathaniel M Alpert, Georges El Fakhri, Jinsong Ouyang
PET is an established modality for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) which enables quantification of absolute myocardial blood flow (MBF) using dynamic imaging and kinetic modeling. However, heart motion and partial volume effects (PVE) significantly limit the spatial resolution and quantitative accuracy of PET MPI. Simultaneous PET-MR offers a solution to the motion problem in PET by enabling MR-based motion correction of PET data. The aim of this study was to develop a motion and PVE correction methodology for PET MPI using simultaneous PET-MR, and to assess its impact on both static and dynamic PET MPI using (18)F-Flurpiridaz, a novel (18)F-labeled perfusion tracer...
January 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994977/blood-circulation-in-the-ascidian-tunicate-corella-inflata-corellidae
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Michael W Konrad
The body of the ascidian tunicate Corella inflata is relatively transparent. Thus, the circulatory system can be visualized by injecting high molecular weight fluorescein labeled dextran into the heart or the large vessels at the ends of the heart without surgery to remove the body wall. In addition, after staining with neutral red, the movement of blood cells can be easily followed to further characterize the circulatory system. The heart is two gently curved concentric tubes extending across the width of the animal...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989961/role-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-activation-in-cardiac-diastolic-dysfunction
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Guanghong Jia, Yan Jia, James R Sowers
The prevalence of cardiac diastolic dysfunction and heart failure with preserved ejection, a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world, is increasing due, in part, to increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Characteristics of cardiac diastolic dysfunction include increased myocardial stiffness and impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation that is characterized by prolonged isovolumic LV relaxation and slow LV filling. Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, especially in females promote activation of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) signaling with resultant increases in oxidative stress, maladaptive immune responses, inflammation, and impairment of coronary blood flow and cardiac interstitial fibrosis...
October 28, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989579/plasma-palmitoylethanolamide-pea-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-impaired-coronary-function
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Alessandra Quercioli, Federico Carbone, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Zoltan Pataky, Aurélien Thomas, Sébastien Lenglet, Estelle Lauer, Alain Golay, Franco Dallegri, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Thomas H Schindler, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: Among endocannabinoid (EC)-related mediators, Oleoyl-ethanolamide (OEA) and Palmitoyl-ethanolamide (PEA), two endogenous PPARα agonists with lipolytic and anti-inflammatory action, respectively, are being actively investigated. Here, we assessed the potential association between plasma levels of PEA and OEA and coronary function in a cohort including normal, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese (MOB) individuals. METHODS: Myocardial perfusion and endothelium-related myocardial blood flow (MBF) responses to cold pressor test (CPT) and during pharmacological vasodilation with dipyridamole were measured with (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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