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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224256/echocardiographic-estimates-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-dogs-with-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
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E H Chapel, B A Scansen, K E Schober, J D Bonagura
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction independently predicts outcomes in human myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). There is limited information regarding RV systolic function in dogs with MMVD. HYPOTHESIS: Right ventricular systolic function differs among stages of disease, decreasing in decompensated MMVD. ANIMALS: Thirty-sixclient-owned dogs with MMVD not receiving oral cardiovascular medications. METHODS: Prospective clinical study...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223833/valve-sparing-repair-with-intraoperative-balloon-dilation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-midterm-results-and-therapeutic-implications
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Sophie C Hofferberth, Meena Nathan, Gerald R Marx, Minmin Lu, Lynn A Sleeper, Audrey C Marshall, Christopher W Baird, John E Mayer, Pedro J Del Nido, Sitaram M Emani
OBJECTIVES: The significant morbidity of long-term pulmonary regurgitation (PR) has driven the development of pulmonary valve (PV) sparing repair strategies in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). We assessed mid-term PV function in patients who underwent primary ToF repair with valve-sparing intraoperative balloon dilation (IBD) technique. METHODS: We evaluated 162 consecutive patients with ToF and pulmonary stenosis (ToF-PS) who underwent valve-sparing repair with IBD under 1 year of age...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223466/long-term-pulmonary-and-cardiovascular-morbidities-of-neonatal-hyperoxia-exposure-in-mice
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Renuka T Menon, Amrit Kumar Shrestha, Corey L Reynolds, Roberto Barrios, Binoy Shivanna
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) frequently occurs in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), causing increased mortality and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction that persists into adulthood. A first step in developing better therapeutic options is identifying and characterizing an appropriate animal model. Previously, we characterized the short-term morbidities of a model in which C57BL/6J wild-type (WT) mice were exposed to 70% O2 (hyperoxia) during the neonatal period. Here, we aimed to determine the long-term morbidities using lung morphometry, echocardiography (Echo), and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI)...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222864/effects-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-after-inferior-myocardial-infarction-on-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-and-mitral-valve-geometry
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Christos G Mihos, Evin Yucel, Romain Capoulade, Mary P Orencole, Gaurav A Upadhyay, Orlando Santana, Jagmeet P Singh, Michael H Picard
BACKGROUND: The effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on secondary mitral regurgitation (MR), and mitral valve (MV) and left ventricular (LV) geometry, in patients with prior inferior myocardial infarction is not clearly defined. We assessed these outcomes utilizing 2-dimensional echocardiography, and analyzed echocardiographic geometric variables that may correlate with follow-up MR severity. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 229 CRT were implanted. Twenty-two had prior inferior myocardial infarction, ≥ mild MR at baseline, and serial echocardiography...
December 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222139/effect-of-losartan-on-rv-dysfunction-results-from-the-double-blind-randomized-redefine-trial-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Jouke P Bokma, Michiel M Winter, Arie P van Dijk, Hubert W Vliegen, Joost P van Melle, Folkert Meijboom, Martijn C Post, Jacqueline K Berbee, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Maarten Groenink, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma
Background -The effect of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on right ventricular (RV) function is still unknown. ARBs are beneficial in patients with acquired left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and recent findings suggested a favorable effect in symptomatic patients with systemic RV dysfunction. The current study aimed to determine the effect of losartan, an ARB, on subpulmonary RV dysfunction in adults after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF). Methods -REDEFINE is an investigator-initiated, multicenter, prospective, 1:1 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study...
December 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222010/a-novel-nr2f2-loss-of-function-mutation-predisposes-to-congenital-heart-defect
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Xiao-Hui Qiao, Qian Wang, Juan Wang, Xing-Yuan Liu, Ying-Jia Xu, Ri-Tai Huang, Song Xue, Yan-Jie Li, Min Zhang, Xin-Kai Qu, Ruo-Gu Li, Xing-Biao Qiu, Yi-Qing Yang
Congenital heart defect (CHD) is the most common type of birth defect in humans and a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have demonstrated that genetic defects play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of CHD. However, the genetic basis of CHD remains poorly understood due to substantial genetic heterogeneity. In this study, the coding exons and splicing boundaries of the NR2F2 gene, which encodes a pleiotropic transcription factor required for normal cardiovascular development, were sequenced in 168 unrelated patients with CHD, and a novel mutation (c...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220422/atrioventricular-node-ablation-and-his-bundle-pacing
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Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, Faiz A Subzposh, Angela Naperkowski
Aims: Atrioventricular node ablation (AVNA) and right ventricular pacing (RVP) are effective therapies for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and rapid ventricular rates. His bundle pacing (HBP) is a physiologic alternative to RVP. The aim of our study is to assess the feasibility and safety of HBP in patients undergoing AVNA and its effect on left ventricular (LV) function. Methods and results: Permanent HBP is the preferred form of ventricular pacing at our institute...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216285/myocardial-adaption-to-hi-r-t-in-previously-untrained-men-with-a-randomized-longitudinal-cardiac-mr-imaging-study-physical-adaptions-in-untrained-on-strength-and-heart-trial-push-trial
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Michael Scharf, Derya Oezdemir, Axel Schmid, Wolfgang Kemmler, Simon von Stengel, Matthias S May, Michael Uder, Michael M Lell
OBJECTIVE: Although musculoskeletal effects in resistance training are well described, little is known about structural and functional cardiac adaption in formerly untrained subjects. We prospectively evaluated whether short term high intensity (resistance) training (HI(R)T) induces detectable morphologic cardiac changes in previously untrained men in a randomized controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 80 untrained middle-aged men were randomly assigned to a HI(R)T-group (n = 40; 43...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214659/2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-of-the-right-ventricle-free-wall-in-scuba-divers-after-single-open-sea-dive
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Zora Susilovic-Grabovac, Ante Obad, Darko Duplančić, Ivana Banić, Denise Brusoni, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ivica Vuković, Zeljko Dujic, Darija Bakovic
The presence of circulating gas bubbles and their influence on pulmonary and right heart hemodynamics was reported after uncomplicated self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) dive(s). Improvements in cardiac imaging have recently focused great attention on the right ventricle (RV). The aim of our study was to evaluate possible effects of a single air SCUBA dive on RV function using 2D speckle tracking echocardiography in healthy divers after single open sea dive to 18 meters of seawater, followed by bottom stay of 47 minutes with a direct ascent to the surface...
December 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212896/the-novel-desmin-mutation-p-glu401asp-impairs-filament-formation-disrupts-cell-membrane-integrity-and-causes-severe-arrhythmogenic-left-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia
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Francisco José Bermúdez-Jiménez, Víctor Carriel, Andreas Brodehl, Miguel Alaminos, Antonio Campos, Ilona Schirmer, Hendrik Milting, Beatriz Álvarez Abril, Miguel Álvarez, Silvia López-Fernández, Diego García-Giustiniani, Lorenzo Monserrat, Luis Tercedor, Juan Jiménez-Jáimez
Background -Desmin (DES) mutations cause severe skeletal and cardiac muscle disease with heterogeneous phenotypes. Recently, DES mutations were described in patients with inherited arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (iARVC/D), although their cellular and molecular pathomechanisms are not precisely known. Our aim is to describe clinically and functionally the novel DES-p.Glu401Asp mutation as a cause of inherited left ventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (iLVAC/D). Methods -We identified the novel DES mutation p...
December 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212831/impaired-pulmonary-arterial-vasoconstriction-and-nitric-oxide-mediated-relaxation-underlie-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model
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Helen Christou, Hannes Hudalla, Zoe Michael, Evgenia Filatava, Jun Li, Minglin Zhu, Jose Possomato-Vieira, Carlos Dias-Junior, Stella Kourembanas, Raouf A Khalil
Pulmonary vasoreactivity could determine the responsiveness to vasodilators and in turn the prognosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We hypothesized that pulmonary vasoreactivity is impaired, and examined the underlying mechanisms, in the sugen-hypoxia rat model of severe PH. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with sugen (20 mg/kg sc) and exposed to hypoxia (9% O2) for 3 weeks followed by 4 weeks in normoxia (Su/Hx), or treated with sugen alone (Su) or hypoxia alone (Hx) or neither (Nx). After hemodynamic measurements, the heart was assessed for right ventricular hypertrophy (Fulton's Index), the pulmonary artery, aorta and mesenteric arteries were isolated for vascular function studies, and contractile markers were measured in pulmonary artery using quantitative PCR...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212672/cardiovascular-response-to-prescribed-detraining-among-recreational-athletes
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Charles Richard Pedlar, Marcel G Brown, Robert E Shave, James M Otto, Aimee Drane, Jennifer Michaud-Finch, Miranda Contursi, Meagan M Wasfy, Adolph Hutter, Michael H Picard, Gregory D Lewis, Aaron L Baggish
Exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (EICR) and the attendant myocardial adaptations characteristic of the athlete's heart may regress during periods of exercise reduction or abstinence. The time course and mechanisms underlying this reverse remodeling, specifically the impact of concomitant plasma volume (PV) contraction on cardiac chamber size, remain incompletely understood. We therefore studied recreational runners (n=21, aged 34 ± 7 years; 48% male) who completed an 18-week training program (~7 h.w-1) culminating in the 2016 Boston Marathon after which total exercise exposure was confined to <2 h...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211855/a-rabbit-model-of-progressive-chronic-right-ventricular-pressure-overload
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Sara Roldan Ramos, Guido Pieles, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
OBJECTIVES: Right ventricular (RV) failure from increased pressure loading is a frequent consequence of acquired and congenital heart diseases. However, the mechanisms involved in their pathophysiology are still unclear, and few data exist on RV pressure-loading models and early versus late effects on RV and left ventricular responses. We characterized a rabbit model of chronic RV pressure overload and early-late effects on biventricular function. METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white rabbits were randomized into 3 groups: (i) sham, (ii) pulmonary artery (PA) banding (PAB) for 3 weeks (PAB3W) and (iii) PAB for 6 weeks (PAB6W)...
December 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209541/a-rare-manifestation-of-asymptomatic-ebstein-s-anomaly-with-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Carmel Moazez, Vicken Zeitjian, Christian Breburda, Ranjini Roy
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease that presents with apical displacement of the septal and posterior leaflets of the tricuspid valve. It has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and has been shown to manifest itself any time from birth to adulthood. Our patient is a 43-year-old male with a history of intravenous heroin abuse who presented to the emergency department with worsening shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. He denied any prior cardiac history. A transthoracic echo showed normal left ventricular function, but a large 2...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208756/neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-clinical-experience-and-impact-on-ventilation-pressures
#16
Benjamin Crulli, Mariam Khebir, Baruch Toledano, Suzanne Vobecky, Nancy Poirier, Guillaume Emeriaud
INTRODUCTION: After pediatric cardiac surgery, ventilation with high airway pressures can be detrimental to right ventricular function and pulmonary blood flow. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) improves patient-ventilator interactions, helping maintain spontaneous ventilation. This study reports our experience with the use of NAVA in children after a cardiac surgery. We hypothesize that using NAVA in this population is feasible and allows for lower ventilation pressures. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all children ventilated with NAVA (invasively or noninvasively) after undergoing cardiac surgery between January 2013 and May 2015 in our pediatric intensive care unit...
December 5, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208632/right-ventricular-exercise-contractile-reserve-and-outcomes-after-early-surgery-for-primary-mitral-regurgitation
#17
Emilie Vitel, Elena Galli, Christophe Leclercq, Maxime Fournet, Christian Bosseau, Hervé Corbineau, Guillame Bouzille, Erwan Donal
OBJECTIVE: To assess if the lack of development of right ventricular (RV) contractile reserve during exercise echocardiography (ex-echo) might be a predictor of postoperative major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with primary mitral regurgitation (pMR) undergoing early surgery. METHODS: Comprehensive resting and ex-echo were performed in 142 asymptomatic patients (58±21 years, 68% men, New York Heart Association functional class ≤2) with isolated severe pMR and preserved left ventricular (LV) function (LV ejection >60%, LV end-systolic diameter <45 mm) undergoing mitral valve replacement (n=20) or repair...
December 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207943/auxiliary-diagnostic-potential-of-ventricle-geometry-and-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-left-ventricular-non-compaction-non-randomized-case-control-study
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Marko Boban, Vladimir Pesa, Ivo Darko Gabric, Sime Manola, Viktor Persic, Helena Antic-Kauzlaric, Marinko Zulj, Aleksandar Vcev
BACKGROUND: There are still ambiguities existing in regard to left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) diagnostic imaging. The aim of our study was to analyze diagnostic potential of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and ventricle geometry in patients with LVNC and controls. METHODS: Data on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) studies for LVNC were reassessed from the hospital's database (3.75 years; n=1975 exams). Matching sample of controls included cases with no structural heart disease, hypertrophic or dilative cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia or subacute myocarditis...
December 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
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X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199900/a-prescribed-walking-regimen-plus-arginine-supplementation-improves-function-and-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Mary Beth Brown, Attie Kempf, Catherine M Collins, Gary M Long, Matthew Owens, Shikha Gupta, Yaron Hellman, Vincent Wong, Mark Farber, Tim Lahm
Current evidence suggests that exercise training is beneficial in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Unfortunately, the standard supervised, hospital-based programs limit patient accessibility to this important intervention. Our proof-of-concept study aimed to provide insight into the usefulness of a prescribed walking regimen along with arginine supplementation to improve outcomes for patients with PAH. Twelve PAH patients (all women) in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class (FC) II (n = 7) or III (n = 5) and in stable condition for ≥ 3 months were enrolled...
January 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
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