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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29931543/arrhythmia-care-in-africa
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Demilade Adedinsewo, Oluwatosin Omole, Oludamilola Oluleye, Itse Ajuyah, Fred Kusumoto
Data on cardiovascular disease, including arrhythmias, in Africa is limited. However, the burden of cardiovascular disease appears to be on the rise. Recent global data suggests an increase in atrial fibrillation rates despite declining rates of rheumatic heart disease. Atrial fibrillation is also associated with increased mortality in Africa. Current management with medical therapy is sub-optimal and ablation procedures, inaccessible. Atrial fibrillation is also an independent risk factor for death in patients with rheumatic heart disease...
June 22, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29930145/the-transcription-factor-etv1-induces-atrial-remodeling-and-arrhythmia
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Carolin Rommel, Stephan Rösner, Achim Lother, Margareta Barg, Martin Schwaderer, Ralf Gilsbach, Timo Bömicke, Tilman Schnick, Sandra Mayer, Sophia Doll, Michael Hesse, Oliver Kretz, Brigitte Stiller, Franz-Josef Neumann, Matthias Mann, Markus Krane, Bernd K Fleischmann, Ursula Ravens, Lutz Hein
<u>Rationale:</u> Structural and electrophysiological remodeling of the atria are recognized consequences of sustained atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF). The identification of underlying key molecules and signaling pathways has been challenging due to the changing cell type composition during structural remodeling of the atria. <u>Objective:</u> Thus, the aims of our study were (1) to search for transcription factors and downstream target genes, which are involved in atrial structural remodeling, (2) to characterize the significance of the transcription factor ETV1 in atrial remodeling and arrhythmia and (3) to identify ETV1-dependent gene regulatory networks in atrial cardiac myocytes...
June 21, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29930004/bmi1-progenitor-cell-ablation-impairs-the-angiogenic-response-to-myocardial-infarction
#3
Diego Herrero, Susana Cañón, Beatriz Pelacho, María Salvador-Bernáldez, Susana Aguilar, Cristina Pogontke, Rosa María Carmona, Jesús María Salvador, Jose María Perez-Pomares, Ophir David Klein, Felipe Prósper, Luis Jesús Jimenez-Borreguero, Antonio Bernad
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac progenitor cells reside in the heart in adulthood, although their physiological relevance remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that after myocardial infarction, adult Bmi1+ (B lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1 homolog [PCGF4]) cardiac cells are a key progenitor-like population in cardiac neovascularization during ventricular remodeling. APPROACH AND RESULTS: These cells, which have a strong in vivo differentiation bias, are a mixture of endothelial- and mesenchymal-related cells with in vitro spontaneous endothelial cell differentiation capacity...
June 21, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929676/updated-survey-on-interventional-electrophysiology-5-year-follow-up-of-infrastructure-procedures-and-training-positions-in-germany
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Lars Eckardt, Gerrit Frommeyer, Philipp Sommer, Daniel Steven, Thomas Deneke, Heidi L Estner, Charalampos Kriatselis, Malte Kuniss, Sonia Busch, Roland R Tilz, Hendrik Bonnemeier, Christian von Bary, Frederik Voss, Christian Meyer, Dierk Thomas, Hans-Ruprecht Neuberger
OBJECTIVES: This study provides an update and comparison to a 2010 nationwide survey on cardiac electrophysiology (EP), types and numbers of interventional electrophysiological procedures, and training opportunities in 2015. BACKGROUND: In 2010, German cardiology centers performing interventional EP were identified and contacted to provide a survey on cardiac EP. METHODS: German cardiology centers performing interventional EP in 2015 were identified from quality reports and contacted to repeat the 2010 questionnaire...
June 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929663/role-of-contact-force-sensing-in-catheter-ablation-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-evolution-or-history-repeating-itself
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REVIEW
Nilshan Ariyarathna, Saurabh Kumar, Stuart P Thomas, William G Stevenson, Gregory F Michaud
Adequate catheter-tissue contact facilitates efficient heat energy transfer to target tissue. Tissue contact is thus critical to achieving lesion transmurality and success of radiofrequency (RF) ablation procedures, a fact recognized more than 2 decades ago. The availability of real-time contact force (CF)-sensing catheters has reinvigorated the field of ablation biophysics and optimized lesion formation. The ability to measure and display CF came with the promise of dramatic improvement in safety and efficacy; however, CF quality was noted to have just as important an influence on lesion formation as absolute CF quantity...
June 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29928790/targeted-ablation-of-cardiac-sympathetic-neurons-attenuates-adverse-post-infarction-remodeling-and-left-ventricle-dysfunction
#6
Liang Xiong, Yu Liu, Mingmin Zhou, Guangji Wang, Dajun Quan, Wei Shuai, Caijie Shen, Bin Kong, Congxin Huang, He Huang
NEW FINDINGS: What is the central question of this study? In this study, we investigated whether targeted ablation of cardiac sympathetic neurons (TACSN) could suppress myocardial infarction-induced adverse cardiac remodeling and left ventricle dysfunction. What is the main finding and its importance? TACSN significantly alleviated sympathetic remodeling and neuroendocrine activation, attenuated cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, and improved the left ventricular function. Thus, TACSN may have a beneficial effect on adverse post-infarction remodeling and left ventricle dysfunction...
June 21, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29924786/-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmias-following-surgical-reconstruction-of-the-left-ventricle
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E V Rosseĭkin, E E Kobzev, O V Popyl'kova, S S Durmanov, V V Bazylev
Death in patients with postinfarction aneurysms of the left ventricle (LV) is mainly caused by life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias - ventricular tachycardias (VTs) and ventricular fibrillations (VFs). Surgical reconstruction of the LV may potentially lead to disruption of the re-entry mechanism, lying at the basis of ventricular tachyarrhythmias. A series of authors demonstrated high efficacy of such procedures as endocardectomy and radiofrequency ablation of the borderline zone of the LV. But high incidence of relapses, difficulty detecting the localization of VT and performing radiofrequency ablation (RFA), as well as high incidence of spontaneous and induced VTs in patients with postinfarction aneurysms of the LV have preserved dissatisfaction with the currently existing techniques...
2018: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29922963/endocrine-treatment-of-aging-transgender-people
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REVIEW
Louis J Gooren, Guy T'Sjoen
High quality empirical data assessing morbidity and mortality and cancer incidence among transgender people are almost non-existent. Sex hormone treatment of conditions in older non-transgender people might as yet be taken as the best available analogy to hormone administration to aging transgender persons. Testosterone administration to transgender men carries little risk with regard to cardiovascular disease and cancer. A dose adaptation may be needed in men with a high hematocrit or cardiac insufficiency...
June 19, 2018: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29922183/guinea-pig-as-a-model-to-study-the-carotid-body-mediated-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-effects
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Inmaculada Docio, Elena Olea, Jesus Prieto-LLoret, Teresa Gallego-Martin, Ana Obeso, Angela Gomez-Niño, Asuncion Rocher
Clinical and experimental evidence indicates a positive correlation between chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), increased carotid body (CB) chemosensitivity, enhanced sympatho-respiratory coupling and arterial hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Several groups have reported that both the afferent and efferent arms of the CB chemo-reflex are enhanced in CIH animal models through the oscillatory CB activation by recurrent hypoxia/reoxygenation episodes. Accordingly, CB ablation or denervation results in the reduction of these effects...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29915644/right-ventricular-dysplasia-management-and-treatment-in-light-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Amr Idris, Syed Raza Shah, Ki Park
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare cardiovascular disease that predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias potentially leading to sudden cardiac death (SCD). ARVC varies considerably with multiple clinical presentations, ranging from no symptoms to cardiac arrhythmias to SCD. ARVC prevalence is not well known, but the estimated prevalence in the general population is 1:5000. Diagnosis of ARVC can be made by using the Revised European Society of Cardiology criteria for ARVC that includes ventricular structural and functional changes, ECG abnormalities, arrhythmias, family and genetic factors...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29915484/evidence-based-clinical-practice-points-for-the-management-of-venous-ulcers
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REVIEW
Ravul Jindal, D B Dekiwadia, Pinjala Rama Krishna, Ajay K Khanna, Malay D Patel, Shoaib Padaria, Roy Varghese
Venous ulcer is an extremely common aetiology of lower extremity ulceration, which affects approximately 1% population in most of the countries, and the incidence rate increases with age and female gender. Proper assessment and diagnosis of both the patient and ulcer are inevitable in order to differentiate venous ulcers from other lower extremity ulceration and to frame an adequate and individualised management plan. Venous ulcers generally persist for weeks to many years and are typically recurrent in nature...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29910224/contemporary-septal-reduction-therapy-in-drug-refractory-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Yuichiro Maekawa, Keitaro Akita, Shuichiro Takanashi
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex and relatively common genetic cardiac disease that has been the subject of intense investigation for over 50 years. Most patients with HCM are asymptomatic, but some develop symptoms, often many years after the appearance of electrocardiographic or echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular hypertrophy. Symptoms due to the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction frequently worsen over time, requiring septal reduction therapy (SRT) despite optimal medical therapy...
June 15, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906340/sympatho-excitatory-response-to-pulmonary-chemosensitive-spinal-afferent-activation-in-anesthetized-vagotomized-rats
#13
Julia Shanks, Zhiqiu Xia, Steven J Lisco, George J Rozanski, Harold D Schultz, Irving H Zucker, Han-Jun Wang
The sensory innervation of the lung is well known to be innervated by nerve fibers of both vagal and sympathetic origin. Although the vagal afferent innervation of the lung has been well characterized, less is known about physiological effects mediated by spinal sympathetic afferent fibers. We hypothesized that activation of sympathetic spinal afferent nerve fibers of the lung would result in an excitatory pressor reflex, similar to that previously characterized in the heart. In this study, we evaluated changes in renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and hemodynamics in response to activation of TRPV1-sensitive pulmonary spinal sensory fibers by agonist application to the visceral pleura of the lung and by administration into the primary bronchus in anesthetized, bilaterally vagotomized, adult Sprague-Dawley rats...
June 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29893985/-management-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-most-common-inherited-heart-disease
#14
Peter Magnusson, Fredrik Gadler, Stellan Mörner
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cardiogenetic disease affecting 1/500-1/1 000 individuals. Dyspnea is common but chest pain, dizziness or fainting may also cause considerable limitation for the patient. The diagnosis can be suspected from ECG. Echocardiography confirms hypertrophy of at least 15 mm, usually in the septum. If the obstruction of the outflow tract is severe, myectomy or alcohol ablation can relieve symptoms. Genetic evaluation of family members is advisable. To reduce symptoms, betablockers are used; verapamil or disopyramide are alternatives...
June 11, 2018: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892228/atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-and-peri-procedural-complication-rates-in-nmarq-vs-conventional-ablation-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Ka H C Li, Mei Dong, Mengqi Gong, George Bazoukis, Ishan Lakhani, Yan Y Ting, Sunny H Wong, Guangping Li, William K K Wu, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Martin C S Wong, Konstantinos Letsas, Yimei Du, Victoria Laxton, Bryan P Yan, Yat S Chan, Yunlong Xia, Tong Liu, Gary Tse
Background and Objectives: Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal cardiac rhythm caused by disorganized electrical impulses. AF which is refractory to antiarrhythmic management is often treated with catheter ablation. Recently a novel ablation system (nMARQ) was introduced for PV isolation. However, there has not been a systematic review of its efficacy or safety compared to traditional ablation techniques. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis on the nMARQ ablation system. Methods: PubMed and EMBASE were searched up until 1st of September 2017 for articles on nMARQ...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891648/hypoxia-induced-mitogenic-factor-promotes-cardiac-hypertrophy-via-calcium-dependent-and-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-mechanisms
#16
Santosh Kumar, Gang Wang, Wenjuan Liu, Wenwen Ding, Ming Dong, Na Zheng, Hongyu Ye, Jie Liu
HIMF (hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor/found in inflammatory zone 1/resistin like α) is a secretory and cytokine-like protein and serves as a critical stimulator of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. With a role for HIMF in heart disease unknown, we explored the possible roles for HIMF in cardiac hypertrophy by overexpressing and knocking down HIMF in cardiomyocytes and characterizing HIMF gene ( himf ) knockout mice. We found that HIMF mRNA and protein levels were upregulated in phenylephrine-stimulated cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and our mouse model of transverse aortic constriction-induced cardiac hypertrophy, as well as in human hearts with dilated cardiomyopathy...
June 11, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887403/three-dimensional-mapping-in-the-electrophysiological-laboratory
#17
REVIEW
Philippe Maury, Benjamin Monteil, Lilian Marty, Alexandre Duparc, Pierre Mondoly, Anne Rollin
Investigation and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias are currently still based on optimal knowledge of arrhythmia mechanisms in relation to the cardiac anatomy involved, in order to target their crucial components. Currently, most complex arrhythmias are investigated using three-dimensional electroanatomical navigation systems, because these are felt to optimally integrate both the anatomical and electrophysiological features of a given arrhythmia in a given patient. In this article, we review the technical background of available three-dimensional electroanatomical navigation systems, and their potential use in complex ablations...
June 7, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29884584/ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-guided-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
#18
Andrea Di Marco, Eduard Claver, Ignasi Anguera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29880809/cardiomyocyte-specific-disruption-of-cathepsin-k-protects-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
#19
Rui Guo, Yinan Hua, Jun Ren, Karin E Bornfeldt, Sreejayan Nair
The lysosomal cysteine protease Cathepsin K is elevated in humans and animal models of heart failure. Our recent studies show that whole-body deletion of Cathepsin K protects mice against cardiac dysfunction. Whether this is attributable to a direct effect on cardiomyocytes or is a consequence of the global metabolic alterations associated with Cathepsin K deletion is unknown. To determine the role of Cathepsin K in cardiomyocytes, we developed a cardiomyocyte-specific Cathepsin K-deficient mouse model and tested the hypothesis that ablation of Cathepsin K in cardiomyocytes would ameliorate the cardiotoxic side-effects of the anticancer drug doxorubicin...
June 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29878106/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-based-ablation-procedures-ready-for-take-off
#20
Philipp Sommer, Lluis Mont
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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