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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136305/neural-basis-of-exertional-fatigue-in-the-heat-a-review-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-methods
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X R Tan, Ivan C C Low, Mary C Stephenson, T W Soong, Jason K W Lee
The central nervous system, specifically the brain, is implicated in the development of exertional fatigue under a hot environment. Diverse neuroimaging techniques have been used to visualize the brain activity during or after exercise. Notably, the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become prevalent due to its excellent spatial resolution and versatility. This review evaluates the significance and limitations of various brain MRI techniques in exercise studies - brain volumetric analysis, functional MRI, functional connectivity MRI and arterial spin labelling...
November 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133875/heart-function-and-thoracic-aorta-gene-expression-profiling-studies-of-ginseng-combined-with-different-herbal-medicines-in-enos-knockout-mice
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Yuchen Qian, Pan Li, Bin Lv, Xiaoqing Jiang, Ting Wang, Han Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, is often used in combination with other drugs to achieve the maximum therapeutic response. Shenfu (SFI) and Shenmai injection (SMI) have been widely used to treat cardiovascular disease in China. Our study explored the cardiovascular protection of SFI and SMI in eNOS knockout mice to investigate the differences and similarities of the two ginseng-combinations. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to evaluate the left ventricular structure and function at baseline and 3, 7, and 14 days after drug administration...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129702/fkbp8-protects-the-heart-from-hemodynamic-stress-by-preventing-the-accumulation-of-misfolded-proteins-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-apoptosis-in-mice
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Tomofumi Misaka, Tomokazu Murakawa, Kazuhiko Nishida, Yosuke Omori, Manabu Taneike, Shigemiki Omiya, Chris Molenaar, Yoshihiro Uno, Osamu Yamaguchi, Junji Takeda, Ajay M Shah, Kinya Otsu
Protein quality control in cardiomyocytes is crucial to maintain cellular homeostasis. The accumulation of damaged organelles, such as mitochondria and misfolded proteins in the heart is associated with heart failure. During the process to identify novel mitochondria-specific autophagy (mitophagy) receptors, we found FK506-binding protein 8 (FKBP8), also known as FKBP38, shares similar structural characteristics with a yeast mitophagy receptor, autophagy-related 32 protein. However, knockdown of FKBP8 had no effect on mitophagy in HEK293 cells or H9c2 myocytes...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127648/serum-apolipoprotein-b-is-inversely-associated-with-eccentric-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Min Ye, Yanqiu Liu, Haoyu Wang, Na Tian, Wei Li, Wei He, Hong Lin, Rui Fan, Cuiling Li, Donghong Liu, Fengjuan Yao
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to examine the relationship of serum apolipoprotein B level with left ventricular (LV) structural and functional characteristics, in particular, LV remodeling parameters in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: A total of 182 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving PD were identified. Conventional echocardiography was performed for each patient, and echocardiographic characteristics were analyzed according to apo B quartile groups...
November 10, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094675/associations-between-psychosis-endophenotypes-across-brain-functional-structural-and-cognitive-domains
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R Blakey, S Ranlund, E Zartaloudi, W Cahn, S Calafato, M Colizzi, B Crespo-Facorro, C Daniel, Á Díez-Revuelta, M Di Forti, C Iyegbe, A Jablensky, R Jones, M-H Hall, R Kahn, L Kalaydjieva, E Kravariti, K Lin, C McDonald, A M McIntosh, M Picchioni, J Powell, A Presman, D Rujescu, K Schulze, M Shaikh, J H Thygesen, T Toulopoulou, N Van Haren, J Van Os, M Walshe, R M Murray, E Bramon
BACKGROUND: A range of endophenotypes characterise psychosis, however there has been limited work understanding if and how they are inter-related. METHODS: This multi-centre study includes 8754 participants: 2212 people with a psychotic disorder, 1487 unaffected relatives of probands, and 5055 healthy controls. We investigated cognition [digit span (N = 3127), block design (N = 5491), and the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (N = 3543)], electrophysiology [P300 amplitude and latency (N = 1102)], and neuroanatomy [lateral ventricular volume (N = 1721)]...
November 2, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090492/late-potentials-and-their-correlation-with-ventricular-structure-in-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Peter Marstrand, Anna Axelsson, Jens Jakob Thune, Niels Vejlstrup, Steen Pehrson, Henning Bundgaard, Juliane Theilade
INTRODUCTION: The presence of late potentials (LP) may indicate a predisposition to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the association between presence of LP and structural cardiac anomalies assessed by magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients presenting with ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: We included 42 patients admitted with ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation who had undergone both signal-averaged ECG recording and CMR imaging...
November 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068603/differences-in-echocardiography-blood-pressure-stroke-volume-maximal-power-and-profile-of-genes-related-to-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-elite-road-cyclists
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Grażyna Janikowska, Aleksandra Żebrowska, Aleksandra Kochańska-Dziurowicz, Urszula Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Regular and moderate exercise is beneficial for improving the efficiency of the heart, but high-intensity physical activity may result in cardiac changes. OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on the identification of the differences in echocardiography and blood variables before exercise, as well as the genes associated with cardiac hypertrophy at rest and in response to graded exercise test. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group was made up of 28 road cyclists...
September 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063114/-research-progress-of-complement-c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3
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Cheng-Lin Zhang, Li-Ling Wu, Li Li
Complement-C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein 3 (CTRP3) is an adipokine that primarily identified in 2003 and is an important member of CTRP family. CTRP3 is expressed in various tissues and cell types, and is highly conserved among different species. Multiple novel functions of CTRP3 have been reported recently as the further research on this protein develops. CTRP3 not only affects the proliferation of chondrocytes and the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, but also regulates multiple physiological and pathological processes including the secretion of testosterone and adipokines, glucose and lipid metabolism, mitochondrial biogenesis, inflammatory response, cell apoptosis, angiogenesis, vascular calcification and ventricular remodeling...
October 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049831/improving-myocardial-fractional-flow-reserve-in-coronary-atherosclerosis-via-cx37-gene-silence-a-preclinical-validation-study-in-pigs
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Suxia Guo, Ying Yang, Zhenyu Yang, Huayan You, Yunke Shi, Zhao Hu, Zhaohui Meng, Jianming Xiao
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of CX37 gene silence on myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR). METHODS: A total of 90 male pigs were randomly divided into saline, mock and 3 different doses (5, 10 and 20 µl) of CX37 viral suspension groups that could induce coronary plaque formation with high-fat diet. After performing myocardial FFR by intravascular ultrasound, different doses of CX37 viral suspension, saline and mock small interfering RNA (siRNA) were transfected into the related coronary...
July 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045589/standardization-of-adult-transthoracic-echocardiography-reporting-in-agreement-with-recent-chamber-quantification-diastolic-function-and-heart-valve-disease-recommendations-an-expert-consensus-document-of-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging
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Maurizio Galderisi, Bernard Cosyns, Thor Edvardsen, Nuno Cardim, Victoria Delgado, Giovanni Di Salvo, Erwan Donal, Leyla Elif Sade, Laura Ernande, Madalina Garbi, Julia Grapsa, Andreas Hagendorff, Otto Kamp, Julien Magne, Ciro Santoro, Alexandros Stefanidis, Patrizio Lancellotti, Bogdan Popescu, Gilbert Habib
Aims: This European Association Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Expert Consensus document aims at defining the main quantitative information on cardiac structure and function that needs to be included in standard echocardiographic report following recent ASE/EACVI chamber quantification, diastolic function, and heart valve disease recommendations. The document focuses on general reporting and specific pathological conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery and valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and systemic diseases...
December 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039598/expression-of-key-enzymes-in-the-mevalonate-pathway-are-altered-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
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Dongmei Jiang, Yu Chen, Yuxiang Zhu, Guosheng Fu, Shiming Xu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a serious pulmonary vascular disease. The changes in the structure, function and metabolism of endothelial cells are some of the important features of PAH. Previous studies have demonstrated that the mevalonate pathway is important in cardiovascular remodeling. However, whether the mevalonate pathway is involved in the development of PAH remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the expression pattern of mevalonate pathway-related enzymes in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PAH...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025425/prognostic-utility-of-differential-tissue-characterization-of-cardiac-neoplasm-and-thrombus-via-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-among-patients-with-advanced-systemic-cancer
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Angel T Chan, Andrew J Plodkowski, Shawn C Pun, Yuliya Lakhman, Darragh F Halpenny, Jiwon Kim, Samantha R Goldburg, Mathew J Matasar, Chaya S Moskowitz, Dipti Gupta, Richard Steingart, Jonathan W Weinsaft
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE-) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is well-validated for cardiac mass (CMASS) tissue characterization to differentiate neoplasm (CNEO) from thrombus (CTHR): Prognostic implications of CMASS subtypes among systemic cancer patients are unknown. METHODS: CMASS + patients and controls (CMASS -) matched for cancer diagnosis and stage underwent a standardized CMR protocol, including LGE-CMR (IR-GRE) for tissue characterization and balanced steady state free precession cine-CMR (SSFP) for cardiac structure/function...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024245/hace1-influences-zebrafish-cardiac-development-via-ros-dependent-mechanisms
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Babak Razaghi, Shelby L Steele, Sergey V Prykhozhij, Matthew R Stoyek, Jessica A Hill, Matthew D Cooper, Lindsay Mcdonald, William Lin, Mads Daugaard, Nicolas Crapoulet, Simi Chacko, Stephen M Lewis, Ian C Scott, Poul H B Sorensen, Jason N Berman
BACKGROUND: In this study, we reveal a previously undescribed role of the HACE1 (HECT domain and Ankyrin repeat Containing E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase 1) tumor suppressor protein in normal vertebrate heart development using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) model. We examined the link between the cardiac phenotypes associated with hace1 loss of function to the expression of the Rho small family GTPase, rac1, which is a known target of HACE1 and promotes ROS production via its interaction with NADPH oxidase holoenzymes...
October 11, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016649/small-heterodimer-partner-shp-deficiency-protects-myocardia-from-lipid-accumulation-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Jung Hun Ohn, Ji Yeon Hwang, Min Kyong Moon, Hwa Young Ahn, Hwan Hee Kim, Young Do Koo, Kwang-Il Kim, Hyuk Jae Chang, Hye Seung Lee, Hak Chul Jang, Young Joo Park
The small heterodimer partner (SHP) regulates fatty acid oxidation and lipogenesis in the liver by regulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ expression. SHP is also abundantly expressed in the myocardium. We investigated the effect of SHP expression on myocardia assessing not only heart structure and function but also lipid metabolism and related gene expression in a SHP deletion animal model. Transcriptional profiling with a microarray revealed that genes participating in cell growth, cytokine signalling, phospholipid metabolism, and extracellular matrix are up-regulated in the myocardia of SHP knockout (KO) mice compared to those of wild-type (WT) mice (nominal p value < 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988424/maintenance-of-valvular-integrity-with-impella-left-heart-support-results-from-the-multicenter-protect-ii-randomized-study
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James A Goldstein, Simon R Dixon, Pamela S Douglas, E Magnus Ohman, Jeffrey Moses, Jeffrey J Popma, William W O'Neill
BACKGROUND: The Impella 2.5 axial flow pump, which is positioned across the aortic valve, is widely employed for hemodynamic support. The present study compared structural and functional integrity of the left heart valves in patients undergoing Impella vs intra-aortic balloon pump in the randomized PROTECT II trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Transthoracic echocardiograms were performed at baseline, 1 and 3 months in 445 patients in the PROTECT II trial. Serial studies were analyzed by an independent echocardiography core laboratory for aortic and mitral valve structure and function, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
October 8, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988308/improving-the-role-of-echocardiography-in-studying-the-right-ventricle-of-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients-comparison-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Carolina D'Anna, Armando Caputi, Benedetta Natali, Benedetta Leonardi, Aurelio Secinaro, Gabriele Rinelli, Alessia Del Pasqua, Claudia Esposito, Adriano Carotti, Fabrizio Drago, Marcello Chinali
Right ventricular (RV) evaluation represents one of the major clinical tasks in the follow-up of repaired tetralogy of Fallot patients (rToF) with pulmonary valve regurgitation, as both severe RV dilatation and dysfunction are key factors in defining the need of pulmonary valve replacement. The aim of our study was to report the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography in the identification of rToF patients with severely dilated and/or depressed RV as compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Among our patients with rToF, a subgroup of 95 (17...
October 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974742/the-relative-contribution-of-metabolic-and-structural-abnormalities-to-diastolic-dysfunction-in-obesity
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J J Rayner, R Banerjee, C J Holloway, A J M Lewis, M A Peterzan, J M Francis, S Neubauer, O J Rider
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes diastolic dysfunction, and is one of the leading causes of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Myocardial relaxation is determined by both active metabolic processes such as impaired energetic status and steatosis, as well as intrinsic myocardial remodelling. However, the relative contribution of each to diastolic dysfunction in obesity is currently unknown. METHODS: 80 adult subjects (48 male) with no cardiovascular risk factors across a wide range of body mass indices (18...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973022/the-impact-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-insights-from-the-uk-biobank-imaging-enhancement-study
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Steffen E Petersen, Mihir M Sanghvi, Nay Aung, Jackie A Cooper, José Miguel Paiva, Filip Zemrak, Kenneth Fung, Elena Lukaschuk, Aaron M Lee, Valentina Carapella, Young Jin Kim, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer
AIMS: The UK Biobank is a large-scale population-based study utilising cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to generate measurements of atrial and ventricular structure and function. This study aimed to quantify the association between modifiable cardiovascular risk factors and cardiac morphology and function in individuals without known cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Age, sex, ethnicity (non-modifiable) and systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, smoking status, exercise, body mass index (BMI), high cholesterol, diabetes, alcohol intake (modifiable) were considered important cardiovascular risk factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939714/kidney-disease-measures-and-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Lucia Kwak, Yingying Sang, Shoshana H Ballew, Hicham Skali, Amil M Shah, Josef Coresh, Scott Solomon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is one of the most important complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, few studies comprehensively investigated left ventricular (LV) structure and function in relation to 2 key CKD measures, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 4175 ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) participants (aged 66-90 years during 2011-2013), we quantified the association of eGFR and ACR with echocardiogram parameters of LV mass, size, systolic function, and diastolic function...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934278/intercalated-disc-in-failing-hearts-from-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-its-role-in-the-depressed-left-ventricular-function
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Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Carolina Gil-Cayuela, María García-Manzanares, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Francisca Lago, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Juan Cinca, Esther Jorge, Manuel Portolés, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera
Alterations in myocardial structure and reduced cardiomyocyte adhesions have been previously described in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We studied the transcriptome of cell adhesion molecules in these patients and their relationships with left ventricular (LV) function decay. We also visualized the intercalated disc (ID) structure and organization. The transcriptomic profile of 23 explanted LV samples was analyzed using RNA-sequencing (13 DCM, 10 control [CNT]), focusing on cell adhesion genes. Electron microscopy analysis to visualize ID structural differences and immunohistochemistry experiments of ID proteins was also performed...
2017: PloS One
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