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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317480/novel-insights-into-complex-cardiovascular-pathologies-using-4d-flow-analysis-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Adam James Lewandowski, Betty Raman, Rajarshi Banerjee, Matteo Milanesi
BACKGROUND: It is essential that we are able to assess variations in blood flow in order to fully understand cardiovascular function in disease pathologies and for identification of individuals at long-term risk of cardiovascular disease development. Qualitative and quantitative assessments of blood flow by imaging modalities have been limited, and much of the accurate quantification has relied on invasive measures. METHODS: This review discusses how four-dimensional velocity cardiovascular magnetic resonance (4D flow CMR) offers increasing potential for the non-invasive assessment of blood flow in the heart and major blood vessels such as the aorta...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317163/the-value-of-diastolic-flow-reversal-in-the-descending-thoracic-aorta-as-a-determinant-of-invasively-measured-aortic-pulse-pressure
#2
Hack-Lyoung Kim, Yu Nui Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
AIM: Although the diastolic flow reversal of the descending aorta has been recognized in patients with aortic regurgitation, its generation without this condition is still unknown. This study was performed to investigate whether flow patterns of the descending thoracic aorta, as measured by echocardiography, can represent invasively measured aortic pulse pressure (APP). METHODS: A total of 100 patients (age, 62.3±11.0 years; men, 62.0%) undergoing invasive coronary angiography (ICA) was analyzed...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315943/hyperoxia-reduces-oxygen-consumption-in-children-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#3
Long Guo, Prashant Bobhate, Shine Kumar, Karunakar Vadlamudi, Tarek Kaddoura, Mohamed Elgendi, Paula Holinski, James Y Coe, Jennifer Rutledge, Ian Adatia
High inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2 > 0.85) is administered to test pulmonary vascular reactivity in children with pulmonary hypertension (PH). It is difficult to measure oxygen consumption (VO2) if the subject is breathing a hyperoxic gas mixture so the assumption is made that baseline VO2 does not change. We hypothesized that hyperoxia changes VO2. We sought to compare the VO2 measured by a thermodilution catheter in room air and hyperoxia. A retrospective review of the hemodynamic data obtained in children with PH who underwent cardiac catheterization was conducted between 2009 and 2014...
March 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315847/effects-of-peripherally-and-centrally-applied-ghrelin-on-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-renin-angiotensin-system-in-a-rat-model-of-renovascular-hypertension
#4
Vivian Boshra, Amr M Abbas
BACKGROUND: Renovascular hypertension (RVH) is a result of renal artery stenosis, which is commonly due to astherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to clarify the central and peripheral effects of ghrelin on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in a rat model of RVH. METHODS: RVH was induced in rats by partial subdiaphragmatic aortic constriction. Experiment A was designed to assess the central effect of ghrelin via the intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of ghrelin (5 μg/kg) or losartan (0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303647/ratio-of-systolic-blood-pressure-to-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-at-the-time-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-predicts-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#5
Michael Sola, Kiran Venkatesh, Melissa Caughey, Robert Rayson, Xuming Dai, George A Stouffer, Michael Yeung
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of simple hemodynamic parameters obtained at the time of cardiac catheterization to predict in-hospital mortality following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic parameters measured at the time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) could potentially identify high-risk patients who would benefit from aggressive hemodynamic support in the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory. METHODS: This is a retrospective single-center study of 219 consecutive patients with STEMI...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300638/astaxanthin-attenuated-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-myocardial-fibrosis-partially-by-activating-sirt1
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Jun Zhang, Quan-Zhen Wang, Shao-Hua Zhao, Xiang Ji, Jie Qiu, Jian Wang, Yi Zhou, Qian Cai, Jie Zhang, Hai-Qing Gao
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis contributes to cardiac dysfunction. Astaxanthin (AST), a member of the carotenoid family, is a well-known antioxidant, but its effect on and underlying mechanisms in myocardial fibrosis are poorly understood. METHODS: In vivo, myocardial fibrosis and cardiac dysfunction were induced using transverse aortic constriction (TAC). AST was administered to mice for 12weeks post-surgery. In vitro, transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) was used to stimulate human cardiac fibroblasts (HCFs)...
March 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299589/respiratory-variation-in-peak-aortic-velocity-accurately-predicts-fluid-responsiveness-in-children-undergoing-neurosurgery-under-general-anesthesia
#7
Kavita G Morparia, Srijaya K Reddy, Laura J Olivieri, Michael C Spaeder, Jennifer J Schuette
The determination of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill child is of vital importance, more so as fluid overload becomes increasingly associated with worse outcomes. Dynamic markers of volume responsiveness have shown some promise in the pediatric population, but more research is needed before they can be adopted for widespread use. Our aim was to investigate effectiveness of respiratory variation in peak aortic velocity and pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness, and determine their optimal cutoff values...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299467/cardiomyocyte-ogt-limits-ventricular-dysfunction-in-mice-following-pressure-overload-without-affecting-hypertrophy
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Sujith Dassanayaka, Robert E Brainard, Lewis J Watson, Bethany W Long, Kenneth R Brittian, Angelica M DeMartino, Allison L Aird, Anna M Gumpert, Timothy N Audam, Peter J Kilfoil, Senthilkumar Muthusamy, Tariq Hamid, Sumanth D Prabhu, Steven P Jones
The myocardial response to pressure overload involves coordination of multiple transcriptional, posttranscriptional, and metabolic cues. The previous studies show that one such metabolic cue, O-GlcNAc, is elevated in the pressure-overloaded heart, and the increase in O-GlcNAcylation is required for cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in vitro. Yet, it is not clear whether and how O-GlcNAcylation participates in the hypertrophic response in vivo. Here, we addressed this question using patient samples and a preclinical model of heart failure...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298946/tissue-doppler-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-abdominal-aortic-pulsatility-a-useful-tool-for-the-neonatologist
#9
Enrico Valerio, Alessandra Grison, Anna Capretta, Rosanna Golin, Paola Ferrarese, Massimo Bellettato
Sonographic cardiac evaluation of newborns with suspected aortic coarctation (AoC) should tend to demonstrate a good phasic and pulsatile flow and the absence of pressure gradient along a normally conformed aortic arch from the modified left parasternal and suprasternal echocardiographic views; these findings, however, may not necessarily rule out a more distal coarctation in the descending aorta. For this reason, the sonographic exam of newborns with suspected AoC should always include a Doppler evaluation of abdominal aortic blood flow from the subcostal view...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296135/assessment-of-trans-aortic-pressure-gradient-using-a-coronary-pressure-wire-in-patients-with-mechanical-aortic-and-mitral-valve-prostheses
#10
Nisharahmed Kherada, Juan Carlos Brenes, Annapoorna S Kini, George D Dangas
Accurate evaluation of trans-aortic valvular pressure gradients is challenging in cases where dual mechanical aortic and mitral valve prostheses are present. Non-invasive Doppler echocardiographic imaging has its limitations due to multiple geometric assumptions. Invasive measurement of trans-valvular gradients with cardiac catheterization can provide further information in patients with two mechanical valves, where simultaneous pressure measurements in the left ventricle and ascending aorta must be obtained...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295256/visualization-of-stimulus-specific-heterogeneous-activation-of-individual-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-aortic-tissues
#11
Satoshi Komatsu, Toshio Kitazawa, Mitsuo Ikebe
Intercellular communication among autonomic nerves, endothelial cells (ECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) plays a central role in an uninterrupted regulation of blood flow through vascular contractile machinery. Impairment of this communication is linked to development of vascular diseases such as hypertension, cerebral/coronary vasospasms, aortic aneurism, and erectile dysfunction. Although the basic concept of the communication as a whole has been studied, the spatiotemporal correlation of ECs/VSMCs in tissues at the cellular level is unknown...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293738/adherence-to-a-healthy-diet-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-incidence-and-risk-markers-evidence-from-the-caerphilly-prospective-study
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Elly Mertens, Oonagh Markey, Johanna M Geleijnse, Julie A Lovegrove, D Ian Givens
PURPOSE: Epidemiological findings indicate that higher adherence to a healthy diet may lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The present study aimed to investigate whether adherence to a healthy diet, assessed by the Healthy Diet Indicator (HDI), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) score, and Alternative Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010), was associated with CVD incidence and risk markers. METHODS: Included in the present analyses were data from 1867 middle-aged men, aged 56...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291723/cardiac-surgery-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Javier Tejeda-Maldonado, Lauro Quintanilla-González, Jaime Galindo-Uribe, Andrea Hinojosa-Azaola
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical characteristics and outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients who underwent cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 30 SLE patients who underwent cardiac surgery at a single center. Demographics, comorbidities, clinical and serologic characteristics, cardiovascular risk scores and treatment were recorded. Type of surgery, postoperative complications, mortality and histology were analyzed. RESULTS: Disease duration at surgery was 2 years...
March 11, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291607/indexed-left-atrial-size-predicts-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-surgery
#14
Victor X Mosquera, Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera, Miguel González-Barbeito, Victor Bautista-Hernandez, Javier Muñiz, Nemesio Alvarez-García, José J Cuenca-Castillo
OBJECTIVES: The enlargement of the left atrium has been identified as a marker of chronically increased left ventricular filling pressure and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. This study aims to evaluate the association of indexed left atrial diameter with stroke, cardiovascular mortality, the combined event, and all-cause mortality in patients who underwent aortic valve surgery. METHODS: Indexed left atrial diameter was measured in 2011 adult patients (mean age, 70...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290893/-hronotherapy-aspects-of-efficiency-azilsartan-medoxomil-in-combination-therapy-in-patients-with-hypertension-and-metabolic-syndrome
#15
V V Skibitskiy, A V Fendrikova, D V Sirotenko, A V Skibitskiy
OBJECTIVE: Determination of the effectiveness and safety of different dosing regimens during the day (in the morning or at bedtime) combination therapy including azilsartan medoxomil in patients with essential hypertension and metabolic syndrome (MS). DESIGN AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and MS (age median - 59 (54-65) years). Patients were randomized in two groups: group 1 (n=30) received azilsartan medoxomil 40 mg/day, and indapamide retard 1,5 mg/day in the morning; group 2 (n=30)- azilsartan medoxomoil 40 mg at bedtime and indapamide retard 1,5 mg in the morning...
October 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290827/-azilsartan-medoxomil-capabilities-in-arterial-hypertension-and-obesity
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Y A Vasyuk, E Y Shupenina, V V Nesvetov, E A Nesterova, E I Golubkova
Arterial hypertension (AH) is one of the most common cardiovascular disease. Angiotensin II (AT II), the hormone of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, realizes its negative effects through AT 1 receptors - application point of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB). Due to different dissociation AT 1 receptors properties some ARBs are more effective than others. Multiply multicenter randomized and observational studies approve the effectiveness and safety of azilsartan medoxomil in patients with AH 1-2 grade...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290165/clinical-outcomes-in-different-types-of-aortic-stenosis-as-assessed-by-doppler-echocardiography
#17
R Brandon Stacey, Meng Meng, Graham V Byrum Iii, Olivia N Gilbert, Bharathi Upadhya, Carlos Rodriguez, David Zhao, Min Pu
BACKGROUND: Cardiologists continue to struggle with the prognosis and significance of low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis (AS) with preserved ejection fraction (EF). Conflicting data makes more substantive decisions challenging. The study aim was to determine the prognosis and significance of severe AS by reviewing index cases from the authors' echocardiography laboratory. METHODS: The study included 302 patients with AS and with aortic valve area (AVA) ≤1.0 cm2 who were identified from the echocardiography database between 2010 and 2011...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289784/high-blood-pressure-states-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-associate-accelerated-vascular-aging-with-a-higher-impact-in-females-arterial-properties
#18
S Curcio, V García-Espinosa, J M Castro, G Peluso, M Marotta, M Arana, P Chiesa, G Giachetto, D Bia, Yanina Zócalo
The aims of the study were to determine (1) whether the presence of High blood pressure (HBP) states in the youth associate a steeper rate of age-related change in arterial geometrical and wall properties with respect to subjects with no previous cardiovascular risk factor (CRF) exposure, (2) in which parameters and in what magnitude, and (3) the existence of a gender-related difference in the impact of this condition on arterial properties. 300 individuals (mean/range: 15/4-29 years; 133 females) were included...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288886/the-atmospheric-pressure-and-temperature-seem-to-have-no-effect-on-the-incidance-of-rupture-of-abdmonial-aortic-aneurysm-in-a-mid-european-region
#19
Payman Majd, Wael Ahmad, Thomas Luebke, Jan Sigge Brunkwall
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine the relationship between weather changes (atmospheric pressure and temprature) and incidence of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS: All patients with ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and who were referred to our institution between August 1998 and August 2015 were prospectively entered into a database out of which a retrospective review of a ruptured AAA was performed. The needed information about the daily atmospheric pressure and air temperature could be extracted from the meteorological unit in Cologne...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288587/the-value-of-arterial-pressure-waveform-cardiac-output-measurements-in-the-radial-and-femoral-artery-in-major-cardiac-surgery-patients
#20
A van Drumpt, J van Bommel, S Hoeks, F Grüne, T Wolvetang, J Bekkers, M Ter Horst
BACKGROUND: A relatively new uncalibrated arterial pressure waveform cardiac output (CO) measurement technique is the Pulsioflex-ProAQT® system. Aim of this study was to validate this system in cardiac surgery patients with a specific focus on the evaluation of a difference in the radial versus the femoral arterial access, the value of the auto-calibration modus and the ability to show fluid-induced changes. METHODS: In twenty-five patients scheduled for ascending aorta, aortic arch replacement, or both we measured CO simultaneously by transpulmonary thermodilution (COtd) and by using the ProAQT® system connected to the radial (COpR), as well as the femoral artery catheter (COpF)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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