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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783997/graft-protective-effect-and-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-cell-by-thrombomodulin-on-allograft-arteriosclerosis-in-mice
#1
Enzhi Yin, Shigefumi Matsuyama, Masateru Uchiyama, Kento Kawai, Masanori Niimi
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin (TM) is a promising therapeutic natural anti-coagulant, which exerts the effects to control disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, little is known whether TM on micro-vessels could play an important role in the regulation of intimal hyperplasia. We investigated the vessel-protective effect of TM in the survival of fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched murine cardiac allograft transplantation. METHODS: CBA recipients transplanted with a C57BL/6 heart received intraperitoneal administration of normal saline or 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371083/spontaneously-occurring-intramural-coronary-arteriosclerosis-in-regularly-slaughtered-veal-calves-and-beef-cattle-a-screening-study-about-prevalence-and-histopathological-features
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Ilaria Biasato, Elena Biasibetti, Davide Biagini, Guido Bruatto, Giovanna Cenacchi, Franco Guarda, Maria Teresa Capucchio
OBJECTIVES: Intramural coronary arteriosclerosis has been reported in several species, but no systematic studies are currently available in bovine. The present study aimed to describe the arteriosclerotic changes in regularly slaughtered veal calves and beef cattle. ANIMALS: Twenty-five veal calves (6-9 months old) and 17 beef cattle (10-24 months old) housed in intensive livestock farming and regularly slaughtered were included in the present study. METHODS: Selected heart samples were submitted for histopathological and ultrastructural examination and the following parameters were evaluated: intimal hyperplasia, degenerative changes of the tunica media, medial hypertrophy/hyperplasia, myocardial fibrosis, and myocarditis...
February 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129575/cardiovascular-events-and-target-organ-damage-in-primary-aldosteronism-compared-with-essential-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Monticone, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Claudio Moretti, Tracy Ann Williams, Franco Veglio, Fiorenzo Gaita, Paolo Mulatero
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting evidence, relying on heterogeneous studies, as to whether aldosterone excess is responsible for an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications in patients with primary aldosteronism. We aimed to assess the association between primary aldosteronism and adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events, target organ damage, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, compared with the association of essential hypertension and these cardiovascular and end organ events, by integrating results of previous studies...
January 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672061/thalidomide-treatment-prevents-chronic-graft-rejection-after-aortic-transplantation-in-rats-an-experimental-study
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Katharine K Miller, Dong Wang, Xiaomeng Hu, Xiaoqin Hua, Tobias Deuse, Evgenios Neofytou, Thomas Renne, Joachim Velden, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sonja Schrepfer, Daniel Bernstein
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) affects approximately 30% of cardiac transplant patients at 5 years post-transplantation. To date, there are few CAV treatment or prevention options, none of which are highly effective. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of thalidomide on the development of CAV. The effect of thalidomide treatment on chronic rejection was assessed in rat orthotopic aortic transplants in allogeneic F344 or syngeneic Lew rats (n = 6 per group). Animals were left untreated or received thalidomide for 30 days post-transplant, and evidence of graft CAV was determined by histology (trichrome and immunohistochemistry) and intragraft cytokine measurements...
November 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625237/-study-on-mechanisms-and-myocardial-protective-effect-of-qishen-yiqi-dropping-pills-on-rats-with-myocardial-infarction
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Quan Yang, Yunshan Cao
OBJECTIVE: To approach the mechanisms and myocardial protective effect of Qishen Yiqi dropping pills on rats with myocardial infarction. METHODS: Sixty clean healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into sham operation group, model group and observation group (each n = 20). The rat model of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was established by ligation of left anterior descent (LAD) branch of coronary artery. After modeling, the rats in observation group were given 0...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528327/three-quarters-adrenalectomy-for-infantile-onset-cushing-syndrome-due-to-bilateral-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-mccune-albright-syndrome
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Tomoyo Itonaga, Hironori Goto, Manabu Toujigamori, Yasuharu Ohno, Seigo Korematsu, Tatsuro Izumi, Satoshi Narumi, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Kenji Ihara
BACKGROUND: Bilateral adrenalectomy is performed in cases with infantile-onset Cushing syndrome due to bilateral adrenal hyperplasia in McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) because severe Cushing syndrome with heart failure and liver dysfunction can have a lethal outcome. This procedure can completely ameliorate hypercortisolism, although lifetime steroid replacement therapy and steps to prevent adrenal crisis are necessary. Recently, the efficacy of unilateral adrenalectomy has been reported in adult cases of bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia, but there is no consensus regarding the appropriate surgical treatment for bilateral adrenal hyperplasia in MAS...
2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427378/assessment-of-cardiac-function-in-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-control-study-in-cameroon
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J Tony Nengom, S Sap Ngo Um, D Chelo, R Mbono Betoko, J Boombhi, F Mouafo Tambo, A Chiabi, S Kingue, P Koki Ndombo
BACKGROUND: High level of androgens found in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) seems to have a deleterious effect on heart function. We therefore evaluate cardiac function of children with CAH in comparison with a healthy group. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study in the single endocrinology unit of the Mother and Child Center of Chantal Biya's Foundation. Cases were matched for age and genotypic sex to 2 healthy controls. We analyzed the ejection fraction (LVEF), fractional shortening and left ventricular mass; output and cardiac index; E and A waves velocities, E/A ratio and the mitral deceleration time and diameter of the left atrium; tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and pulmonary artery systolic pressure were also measured...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320395/vasoproliferative-process-resembling-pulmonary-capillary-hemangiomatosis-in-a-cat
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J A Jaffey, K J Williams, I Masseau, M Krueger, C Reinero
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is a rare, vascular obstructive disorder that uniformly causes pulmonary arterial hypertension. Clinically, pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is indistinguishable from primary pulmonary arterial hypertension and histology is required for definitive diagnosis. The distinctive histologic feature of pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is non-malignant extensive proliferation of capillaries in the alveolar septae. Vasodilator treatment of humans with primary arterial hypertension due to pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis can result in fatal acute pulmonary edema...
March 20, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205462/atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-a-german-shepherd-dog
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Christina L Marino, Jimmy N S N Tran, Tracy Stokol
A 4-y-old neutered male German Shepherd Dog was presented with a 3-d duration of lethargy, restlessness, and vomiting. Physical examination revealed generalized lymphadenopathy, pale mucous membranes, systolic heart murmur, dehydration, and fever. Hematologic abnormalities included moderate-to-marked leukocytosis, characterized by neutrophilia with a left shift to progranulocytes and 2% presumptive myeloid blasts, marked anemia that was nonregenerative, and marked thrombocytopenia. Dysplasia was evident in neutrophils and platelets...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168062/undilatable-stent-neoatherosclerosis-treated-with-ad-hoc-rotational-atherectomy
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Michael Koutouzis, Maria Agelaki, Christos Maniotis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Vasileios Patris, Mihalis Argyriou
A middle age woman with known ischemic heart disease and old stents in proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with acute coronary syndrome. The coronary angiography showed one vessel disease with significant restenosis within the previously implanted stents. The lesion was tough and remained undilatable despite high pressure balloon inflation. Eventually, the balloon ruptured creating a massive dissection of the LAD beginning immediately after the distal part of the undilatable lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834080/cardiac-dysfunction-in-association-with-increased-inflammatory-markers-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Jung Soo Lim, Sungha Park, Sung Il Park, Young Taik Oh, Eunhee Choi, Jang Young Kim, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress in primary aldosteronism (PA) is thought to worsen aldosterone-induced damage by activating proinflammatory processes. Therefore, we investigated whether inflammatory markers associated with oxidative stress is increased with negative impacts on heart function as evaluated by echocardiography in patients with PA. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects (mean age, 50.3±11.0 years; 14 males, 18 females) whose aldosterone-renin ratio was more than 30 among patients who visited Severance Hospital since 2010 were enrolled...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616614/anatomopathological-changes-of-the-cardiac-conduction-system-in-sudden-cardiac-death-particularly-in-infants-advances-over-the-last-25-years
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Giulia Ottaviani, L Maximilian Buja
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as the unexpected death without an obvious noncardiac cause that occurs within 1 h of witnessed symptom onset (established SCD) or within 24 h of unwitnessed symptom onset (probable SCD). In the United States, its incidence is 69/100,000 per year. Dysfunctions of the cardiac conduction and autonomic nervous systems are known to contribute to SCD pathogenesis, even if most clinicians and cardiovascular pathologists lack experience with detailed examination of the cardiac conduction system and fail to recognize lesions that are crucial to explain the SCD itself...
November 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555054/efficacy-and-safety-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation-on-dogs-with-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure
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Pingan Chen, Shuilong Leng, Yishan Luo, Shaonan Li, Zicheng Huang, Zhenxi Liu, Zhen Liu, Jie Wang, Xiaoming Lei
BACKGROUND: In dogs with heart failure (HF) induced by overload pressure, the role of renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) on heart failure and in the renal artery is unclear. Therefore, we investigated the efficacy and safety of RSD in dogs with pressure overload-induced heart failure. METHODS: Twenty mongrel dogs were divided into a sham-operated group, an HF group and an HF + RSD group. In the sham-operated group, the abdominal aorta was located but was not constricted, in the HF group, the abdominal aorta was constricted without RSD, and the HF+RSD group underwent RSD with constriction of the abdominal aorta after 10 weeks...
February 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485033/diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-histology-of-developing-hearts
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Osama M Abdullah, Thomas Seidel, MarJanna Dahl, Arnold David Gomez, Gavin Yiep, Julia Cortino, Frank B Sachse, Kurt H Albertine, Edward W Hsu
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has emerged as a promising method for noninvasive quantification of myocardial microstructure. However, the origin and behavior of DTI measurements during myocardial normal development and remodeling remain poorly understood. In this work, conventional and bicompartmental DTI in addition to three-dimensional histological correlation were performed in a sheep model of myocardial development from third trimester to postnatal 5 months of age. Comparing the earliest time points in the third trimester with the postnatal 5 month group, the scalar transverse diffusivities preferentially increased in both left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (RV): secondary eigenvalues D2 increased by 54% (LV) and 36% (RV), whereas tertiary eigenvalues D3 increased by 85% (LV) and 67% (RV)...
October 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27072956/shensong-yangxin-ssyx-ameliorates-disordered-excitation-transmission-by-suppressing-cardiac-collagen-hyperplasia-in-rabbits-with-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Song Dang, Cong-Xin Huang, Xi Wang, Xin Wang, Juan Hu, He Huang
The traditional Chinese medicine Shensong Yangxin (SSYX) can improve the clinical symptoms of arrhythmia in an integrated manner. This study aimed to investigate the electrophysiological effect of SSYX on the hearts of myocardial-infarcted rabbits and further explore the mechanism by which SSYX alleviates myocardial fibrosis. Myocardial infarction (MI) was established in rabbits by ligation of the left circumflex coronary. The rabbits were treated with SSYX (0.5 g/kg/d) or saline for 8 weeks by oral administration...
April 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26983926/epicardial-fat-thickness-and-primary-aldosteronism
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G Iacobellis, L Petramala, C Marinelli, C Calvieri, L Zinnamosca, A Concistrè, G Iannucci, G De Toma, C Letizia
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and left ventricle (LV) changes. Given its peculiar biomolecular and anatomic properties, excessive epicardial fat, the heart-specific visceral fat depot, can affect LV morphology. Whether epicardial fat can be associated with aldosterone and LV mass (LVM) in patients with PA is unknown. We performed ultrasound measurement of the epicardial fat thickness (EAT) in 79 consecutive newly diagnosed patients with PA, 59 affected by bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (IHA), 20 aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA), and 30 patients with essential hypertension (low renin hypertension) (EH)...
April 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26708369/preliminary-experience-in-the-use-of-an-extracellular-matrix-cormatrix-as-a-tube-graft-word-of-caution
#18
Narutoshi Hibino, Patrick McConnell, Toshiharu Shinoka, Mahim Malik, Mark Galantowicz
A number of materials have been used for the repair of congenital heart disease. However, an ideal material is yet to be discovered. Decellularized extracellular matrix from porcine small intestinal submucosa (CorMatrix) has been developed and commercialized as a biological tissue substitute. This has been used for valvuloplasty, sepal defect repair, or angioplasty as a patch. In this study, we demonstrate our preliminary experience using CorMatrix as a tube graft. A retrospective review of 13 patients who underwent cardiac surgery using CorMatrix as an interposition graft was performed (10 patients for central pulmonary artery reconstruction in comprehensive stage II surgery for hypoplastic left-sided heart syndrome and 3 patients for aortic arch reconstruction in interrupted aortic arch)...
2015: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26664858/electrical-and-myocardial-remodeling-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Mario Curione, Luigi Petramala, Claudio Savoriti, Marisa Verrenti, Erika Baiocco, Stephanie Salvatore, Laura Zinnamosca, Gino Iannucci, Susanna Sciomer, Claudio Letizia
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Primary aldosteronism (PA) represents the most common cause of secondary hypertension. A higher risk of cardiovascular events has been reported in patients with PA than in otherwise similar patients with essential hypertension (EH). So far, only a few studies investigated the electrocardiographic changes in PA patients compared to EH patients. METHODS: To investigate the electrocardiographic changes and heart remodeling in PA, we enrolled 61 consecutive patients, 30 with PA [12 with aldosterone-producing adrenal cortical adenoma (APA) and 18 with bilateral adrenal hyperplasia-idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia] and 30 with EH...
2014: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26650456/hyperhomocysteinemia-induced-upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-methyltetrahydrofolate-reductase-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Lin Gao, Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, Geetha Naik, Yingzhong Zhang, Min Zhao, Lili Sun, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
The study highlights pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis by methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency-related hyperhomocysteinemia occurring in rare locations of left veins superior to the heart extensively. A 59-year-old white man with history of leg pain, smoking, weight loss, benign prostatic hyperplasia, lipoma and panic attack presented with shortness of breath and chest pain for 2 days precipitated by not feeling well for months. The diagnostic workup revealed pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in the left subclavian vein which extended throughout the left brachiocephalic vein to the superior vena cava and left jugular vein...
September 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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