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Belén Prados, Paula Gómez-Apiñániz, Tania Papoutsi, Guillermo Luxán, Stephane Zaffran, José María Pérez-Pomares, José Luis de la Pompa
During mammalian heart development, restricted myocardial Bmp2 expression is a key patterning signal for atrioventricular canal specification and the epithelial-mesenchyme transition that gives rise to the valves. Using a mouse transgenic line conditionally expressing Bmp2, we show that widespread Bmp2 expression in the myocardium leads to valve and chamber dysmorphogenesis and embryonic death by E15.5. Transgenic embryos show thickened valves, ventricular septal defect, enlarged trabeculae and dilated ventricles, with an endocardium able to undergo EMT both in vivo and in vitro...
March 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Andreas Entenmann, Susann Dittrich, Vera Hessling, Christian Niederwanger, Gerard Cortina, Miriam Michel
BACKGROUND: Junctional ectopic tachycardia is a serious complication of surgery for paediatric congenital heart disease. R-wave synchronized atrial (AVT) pacing, an innovative temporary pacing technique, restores atrioventricular synchrony in these patients. The method is highly effective but technically complex. A standardized training model exists for doctors but not for paediatric intensive care nurses. AIMS: This study seeks to evaluate whether a standardized programme involving simulation and vignettes increases knowledge of AVT pacing and accuracy of its documentation, as well as recognition and management of specific complications...
March 6, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
Iacopo Olivotto, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Niccolò Maurizi, Lia Crotti
Ventricular or supraventricular ectopic beats or atrial fibrillation may be the first presentation of uncommon cardiac disease, both acquired and genetically determined. In some patients, these manifestations can be the first sign of the underlying cardiac disorder. In others, however, they are also important as prognostic indicators, reflecting electrical instability and risk. Most cardiology clinics are busy environments where the implementation of complex diagnostic algorithms is not feasible. However, it is equally impossible to reach a final diagnosis, among the thousands of rare diseases that involve the heart, moving from a first line clinical and instrumental examination...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Kirstine Calloe, Anders K Broendberg, Alex H Christensen, Lisbeth N Pedersen, Morten S Olesen, Maria de Los Angeles Tejada, Soren Friis, Morten B Thomsen, Henning Bundgaard, Henrik K Jensen
BACKGROUND: SCN5A mutations can lead to different cardiac diseases. Recently, SCN5A mutations have been linked to the clinical entity multifocal ectopic Purkinje-related premature contractions (MEPPC) characterized by ventricular ectopy and dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS & RESULTS: A family with a uniform MEPPC-like phenotype, associated with complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and dilated cardiomyopathy caused by a high frequency of ventricular ectopy was clinically assessed...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Giuseppe Cannavale, Marco Francone, Nicola Galea, Francesco Vullo, Antonio Molisso, Iacopo Carbone, Carlo Catalano
Ectopic cardiac fatty images are not rarely detected incidentally by computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance, or by exams focused on the heart as in general thoracic imaging evaluations. A correct interpretation of these findings is essential in order to recognize their normal or pathological meaning, focusing on the eventually associated clinical implications. The development of techniques such as computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance allowed a detailed detection and evaluation of adipose tissue within the heart...
2018: BioMed Research International
Hrushikesh Kharosekar, Anuj Bhide, Vernon Velho, Sanjay Bijwe
Ependymomas are tumors derived from ependymal cells lining the ventricles or from the central canal of the spinal cord. It usually arises in the ventricles with extra ventricular extension. Less than 15 cases of purely cortical ependymomas are reported. We report a rare case of purely cortical anaplastic ependymoma in a pediatric patient, which is rarely reported.
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
C Pasqualin, A Yu, C O Malécot, F Gannier, C Cognard, D Godin-Ribuot, J Morand, P Bredeloux, V Maupoil
Mechanisms underlying ectopic activity in the pulmonary vein (PV) which triggers paroxysmal atrial fibrillation are unknown. Although several studies have suggested that calcium signalling might be involved in these arrhythmias, little is known about calcium cycling in PV cardiomyocytes (CM). We found that individual PV CM showed a wide range of transverse tubular incidence and organization, going from their virtual absence, as described in atrial CM, to well transversally organised tubular systems, like in ventricular CM...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Haifeng Zhang, Yajun Lian, Nanchang Xie, Yake Zheng
Epilepsy is a common disease of the central nervous system. This study aims to investigate the role of mitochondrial Rho (Miro) 1 in epilepsy using a mouse model of pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE). Intraperitoneal injection of pilocarpine induced epileptic seizure in mice and significantly decreased Miro 1 expression in the hippocampus. Moreover, pilocarpine treatment increased the serum levels of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B), and led to hippocampal neuronal injury and apoptosis...
January 24, 2018: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
Huub J van Eyk, Linda D van Schinkel, Vasudev Kantae, Charlotte E A Dronkers, Jos J M Westenberg, Albert de Roos, Hildo J Lamb, J Wouter Jukema, Amy C Harms, Thomas Hankemeier, Mario van der Stelt, Ingrid M Jazet, Patrick C N Rensen, Johannes W A Smit
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Endocannabinoids (ECs) are associated with obesity and ectopic fat accumulation, both of which play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The effect of prolonged caloric restriction on ECs in relation to fat distribution and cardiac function is still unknown. Therefore, our aim was to investigate this relationship in obese T2D patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a prospective intervention study, obese T2D patients with CAD (n = 27) followed a 16 week very low calorie diet (VLCD; 450-1000 kcal/day)...
January 17, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common valve abnormality in general population. Despite the general belief of a benign disorder, several articles since the 1980s report sudden cardiac death (SCD) in MVP patients, with a substantial percentage of asymptomatic young individuals. The problem is to detect those patients at increased risk and implement methods that are suitable to prevent cardiac arrest. This review investigates the correlation between MVP and SCD, the understanding of the pathophysiology, the strategies for detecting those at risk and treatment options...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Alhafidz Hamdan, A Saxena, G Rao, M Ivanov
Transient anoxic seizure upon application of pressure on a giant pseudomeningocele has never been reported in the literature; such abrupt changes in intracranial pressure due to large volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) translocation, if left untreated may lead to permanent cerebral hypoxic injury and death. Here we describe a case of a 26-year-old woman who had undergone lumbar disc surgery in another unit few months ago and developed a large lump around her back. Any pressure on the lump resulted in headaches and at times episodes of seizures...
January 3, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Andreas Entenmann, Miriam Michel, Bruno Ismer, Roman Gebauer
BACKGROUND: R-wave synchronised atrial pacing is an effective temporary pacing therapy in infants with postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia. In the technique currently used, adverse short or long intervals between atrial pacing and ventricular sensing (AP-VS) may be observed during routine clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyse outcomes of R-wave synchronised atrial pacing and the relationship between maximum tracking rates and AP-VS intervals...
December 19, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
Nadia Gabarin, Edgar T Jaeggi, Danna A Spears, Mathew Sermer, Candice K Silversides, Catriona J Bhagra
The occurrence of a maternal and fetal tachyarrhythmia together in pregnancy is exceedingly rare. We report a case of a persistent fetal atrial ectopic tachycardia occurring in conjunction with a maternal atrial tachycardia with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Amiodarone was effective in treating both maternal and fetal arrhythmias.
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
Enid Van Nieuwenhuyse, Gunnar Seemann, Alexander V Panfilov, Nele Vandersickel
Early Afterdepolarizations, EADs, are defined as the reversal of the action potential before completion of the repolarization phase, which can result in ectopic beats. However, the series of mechanisms of EADs leading to these ectopic beats and related cardiac arrhythmias are not well understood. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the influence of this single cell behavior on the whole heart level. For this study we used a modified version of the Ten Tusscher-Panfilov model of human ventricular cells (TP06) which we implemented in a 3D ventricle model including realistic fiber orientations...
2017: PloS One
Steve R Roof, Yukie Ueyama, Reza Mazhari, Robert L Hamlin, J Craig Hartman, Mark T Ziolo, John E Reardon, Carlos L Del Rio
The nitroxyl (HNO) prodrug, CXL-1020, induces vasorelaxation and improves cardiac function in canine models and patients with systolic heart failure (HF). HNO's unique mechanism of action may be applicable to a broader subset of cardiac patients. This study investigated the load-independent safety and efficacy of CXL-1020 in two rodent (rat) models of diastolic heart failure and explored potential drug interactions with common HF background therapies. In vivo left-ventricular hemodynamics/pressure-volume relationships assessed before/during a 30 min IV infusion of CXL-1020 demonstrated acute load-independent positive inotropic, lusitropic, and vasodilatory effects in normal rats...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Joel Kian Boon Lim, Yee Hui Mok, Yee Jim Loh, Teng Hong Tan, Jan Hau Lee
BACKGROUND: Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) after congenital heart disease (CHD) surgery is often self-limiting but is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Contributing factors and impact of time to achieve rate control of JET are poorly described. METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2015, a retrospective, single-center cohort study was performed of children who developed JET after CHD surgery . We classified the cohort into two groups: patients who achieved rate control of JET in ≤24 hours and in >24 hours...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Fariba Houshmand, Mahdieh Faghihi, Alireza Imani, Soleiman Kheiri
The onset of acute myocardial ischemia (MI) is accompanied by a rapid increase in electrical instability and often fatal ventricular arrhythmias. This study investigated that whether oxytocin (OT) can modulate ischemia-induced arrhythmias and considered relationships between the severity of arrhythmia and the electrocardiogram parameters during ischemia. OT (0.0001-1 μg) was administrated intraperitoneally 30 min before ischemia. To examine receptor involved, a selective OT-receptor antagonist, atosiban (ATO), was infused 10 min before OT...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
Joseph S Piktel, Aurelia Cheng, Matthew McCauley, Zack Dale, Michelle Nassal, Danielle Maleski, Gary Pawlowski, Kenneth R Laurita, Lance D Wilson
BACKGROUND: We designed an innovative porcine model of ischemia-induced arrest to determine dynamic arrhythmia substrates during focal infarct, global ischemia from ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) and then reperfusion to determine the effect of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on dynamic arrhythmia substrates and resuscitation outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Anesthetized adult pigs underwent thoracotomy and regional plunge electrode placement in the left ventricle...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Abraha Hailu, Diana Chin, Carmine Musto, Rosario Fiorilli, Roberto Violini
We describe a 63 year old Romanian female patient admitted to our institution with complaints of typical angina and a diagnosis of non ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography unveiled anomalous origin of a left circumflex coronary artery from the right coronary sinus of Valsalva near the right coronary ostium and a hyperdominant left anterior descending coronary artery giving off a posterior descending coronary artery with small distal-posterolateral left ventricular branch. The co-existence of a left circumflex coronary artery originating ectopically from the right sinus of Valsalva together with a posterior descending coronary artery originating from the distal end of the anterior descending artery is important to keep in mind especially by those doing coronary angiography in the cardiac catheterization laboratory...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
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