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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937582/design-of-the-exercise-mri-evaluation-of-hiv-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-longitudinal-determinants-exhalted-trial
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Mohamad Amer Alaiti, Aditya Goud, Gautam Ramani, Sashwatee Bagchi, Sadeer Al-Kindi, Steven Sawicki, Christopher Longenecker, Trevor Jenkins, David Pauza, Myung Park, Grace McComsey, Orlando Simonetti, Brian Hoit, Sanjay Rajagopalan
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a potentially serious cause of dyspnea and exercise limitation in patients with HIV infection. In this trial, we propose using exercise MRI in conjunction with cardiopulmonary testing to delineate PAH from other causes of cardiovascular dysfunction, identify individuals with exercise-induced PAH who are at high risk of developing resting PAH, and provide longitudinal estimates of progression of PAH and right ventricular function. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, HIV patients with dyspnea and exercise limitation in the absence of identifiable causes and those who meet the inclusion criteria will be enrolled based on resting pulmonary artery pressure (≤ or >40 mmHg) on a screening echocardiogram and exercise limitation on the Modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937040/surgical-outcomes-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-children-an-echocardiography-follow-up
#2
Yan Gao, Jing Zhang, Guo-Ying Huang, Xue-Cun Liang, Bing Jia, Xiao-Jing Ma
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but potentially life-threatening congenital heart defect. A retrospective analysis was carried out to elucidate the surgical outcomes of ALCAPA in infants and children using follow-up echocardiography. METHODS: From September 2008 to March 2017, 26 children diagnosed with ALCAPA underwent left coronary re-implantation. All surviving patients received echocardiography during follow-up...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936893/severe-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-atypical-anderson-fabry-disease
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Daniele Masarone, Giovanni Duro, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Paolo Colomba, Marta Rubino, Annapaola Cirillo, Antonio Pisani, Martina Caiazza, Perry Mark Elliott, Paolo Calabrò, Giuseppe Pacileo, Giuseppe Limongelli
AIM: Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is a hereditary disorder caused by a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme α-galactosidase A which causes dysfunctions in multiple organ systems. Cardiac manifestation includes left ventricular hypertrophy, thickening of the valves, conduction disturbances and in the late phase, extensive areas of myocardial fibrosis with increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Case example: A case of AFD with exclusive cardiac involvement is described. During follow-up, due to the high risk of life-threatening arrhythmic events, implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is performed...
September 22, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936580/use-of-cardiopulmonary-pump-support-during-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-the-high-risk-a-meta-analysis
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A Yousif, D Addison, N Lakkis, T Rosengart, S S Virani, Y Birnbaum, M Alam
BACKGROUND: Data from randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting remain inconclusive, particularly in high-risk populations. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes associated with on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting among high-risk patients. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized control trials comparing on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, focusing on high-risk populations...
September 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935953/very-low-density-lipoprotein-of-metabolic-syndrome-modulates-gap-junctions-and-slows-cardiac-conduction
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Hsiang-Chun Lee, Chih-Chieh Chen, Wei-Chung Tsai, Hsin-Ting Lin, Yi-Lin Shiao, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu, Bin-Nan Wu, Chu-Huang Chen, Wen-Ter Lai
Very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) is a hallmark of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and each manifestation of MetS is related to atrial fibrillation (AF) risks. Slowed atrial conduction is a mechanism of AF in MetS. We hypothesized that VLDL can modulate and reduce atrial gap junctions. VLDLs were separated from normal (Normal-VLDL) and MetS (MetS-VLDL) individuals. VLDLs (15 µg/g) and equivalent volumes of saline (CTL) were injected respectively to C57BL/6 mice for 6 weeks. Electrocardiograms demonstrated that MetS-VLDL induced prolongation of P wave (P = 0...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935634/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-and-peripheral-vascular-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-dipper-and-non-dipper-hypertension
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Yan Chen, Ju-Hua Liu, Zhe Zhen, Yuan Zuo, Qingshan Lin, Mingya Liu, Chunting Zhao, Min Wu, Gaozhen Cao, Run Wang, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu
A non-dipper pattern of high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of organ damage and cardiovascular disease in patients with hypertension. The aim of the study was to evaluate the left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function and arterial stiffness in a dipper/non-dipper pattern of high blood pressure in patients with hypertension. A total of 183 hypertensive patients with no history of adverse cardiovascular events were divided into two groups based on 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM): 66 patients with a dipper pattern and 117 patients with non-dipper pattern...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935462/insulin-resistance-serum-uric-acid-and-metabolic-syndrome-are-linked-to-cardiovascular-dysfunction-in-pediatric-obesity
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Giulia Genoni, Veronica Menegon, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Michela Sonzini, Massimiliano Martelli, Matteo Castagno, Roberta Ricotti, Alice Monzani, Michele Aronici, Elena Grossini, Carlo Di Mario, Gianni Bona, Simonetta Bellone, Flavia Prodam
INTRODUCTION: Childhood obesity is associated with cardiovascular abnormalities but little is known on the potential correlation between early cardiovascular and metabolic alterations. AIM: Aims of this study were 1) to evaluate early cardiovascular abnormalities in a large population of obese children and adolescents compared with a normal weight counterpart, 2) to investigate their potential association with insulin resistance (IR), serum uric acid (sUA) and metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935461/short-and-long-term-outcome-in-very-old-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Roberta Sappa, Maria Teresa Grillo, Martino Cinquetti, Giulio Prati, Leonardo Spedicato, Gaetano Nucifora, Andrea Perkan, Davide Zanuttini, Gianfranco Sinagra, Alessandro Proclemer
BACKGROUND: Although octogenarians constitute a fast-growing portion of cardiovascular patients, few data are available on the outcome of patients aged ≥85 years with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 126 consecutive patients aged ≥85 years (age 88±2 years) with STEMI, undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) within 12 hours from symptoms onset. Long-term follow-up (median 898 days) was obtained for the 102 patients surviving the index-hospitalization...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934669/transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-mediates-cardiac-fibrosis-and-induces-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Yiyang Yue, Ke Meng, Yuejie Pu, Xiaoming Zhang
Cardiovascular diseases account for the major cause of morbidity and mortality among individuals with diabetes. The diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a type of diabetic cardiovascular disease, which further directs to the heart failure. The researchers found that diabetes induced cardiac fibrosis plays a vital role in several of the pathological changes that associated with DCM, causing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), diastolic dysfunction and systolic dysfunction. However, the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of DCM are still elusive...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934410/approach-to-cardio-oncologic-patients-with-special-focus-on-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-planned-for-radiotherapy-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Tatjana S Potpara, Kristina H Haugaa, Jean-Claude Deharo, Antonio Hernandez-Madrid, Maria Del Carmen Exposito Pineda, Marek Kiliszek, Nikolaos Dagres
The aim of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey was to evaluate clinical practice regarding cardio-oncologic patients, with special focus on patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) planned for anticancer radiotherapy (RT), among members of the EHRA electrophysiology research network. Of the 36 responding centres, 89% managed patients who were diagnosed or treated oncologically, and this diagnosis affected 1-5% of cardiovascular patients in majority of centres (57%). The main side effects of anticancer therapy in patients treated by cardiologists were thromboembolic complications and left ventricular dysfunction (both reported as 'frequent' by 43% of the centres)...
September 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933176/-myocarditis-and-inflammatory-cardiomyopathy
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Dalibor Mlejnek, Jan Krejčí
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. The most common cause of myocarditis is viral infection in industrialized countries. Myocarditis with left ventricular dysfunction is called inflammatory cardiomyopathy and is the major cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. The clinical picture is very diverse, most often the patient present with signs of heart failure, arrhythmic symptoms and chest pains. Despite significant advances in non-invasive diagnostics, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, endomyocardial biopsy remains the gold standard of myocarditis diagnosis...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931760/inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-glial-cell-activation-characterize-stellate-ganglia-from-humans-with-electrical-storm
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Olujimi A Ajijola, Donald B Hoover, Thomas M Simerly, T Christopher Brown, Jane Yanagawa, Reshma M Biniwale, Jay M Lee, Ali Sadeghi, Negar Khanlou, Jeffrey L Ardell, Kalyanam Shivkumar
BACKGROUND: Neuronal remodeling in human heart disease is not well understood. METHODS: Stellate ganglia from patients with cardiomyopathy (CMY) and refractory ventricular arrhythmias undergoing cardiac sympathetic denervation (n = 8), and from organ donors with normal hearts (n = 8) collected at the time of organ procurement were compared. Clinical data on all subjects were reviewed. Electron microscopy (EM), histologic, and immunohistochemical assessments of neurotransmitter profiles, glial activation and distribution, and lipofuscin deposition, a marker of oxidative stress, were quantified...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931529/electrocardiographic-strain-pattern-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-concentric-remodeling-scar-and-mortality-over-10%C3%A2-years-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yuko Y Inoue, Elsayed Z Soliman, Kihei Yoneyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Colin O Wu, Rodney Sparapani, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima, Hiroshi Ashikaga
BACKGROUND: Both ECG strain pattern and QRS measured left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy criteria are associated with LV hypertrophy and have been used for risk stratification. However, the independent predictive value of ECG strain in apparently healthy individuals in predicting mortality and adverse cardiovascular events is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) is a multicenter, prospective cohort of 6441 participants (mean age, 62 years; 54% women)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929619/assessment-of-subclinical-right-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-coal-miners-using-myocardial-isovolumic-acceleration
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Ozge Ozcan Abacıoglu, Mehmet Kaplan, Serkan Abacıoglu, Ala Quisi
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have been conducted regarding the effects of coal mining on the respiratory system. However, there is a lack of data concerning potential effects of coal mining on the cardiovascular system. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the potential subclinical right and left ventricular dysfunction in coal miners. METHODS: This single-center, prospective study included a total of 102 patients. Patient and control groups consisted of 54 coal miners and 48 healthy men, respectively...
September 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929118/natriuretic-peptide-system-activation-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
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Filipe M Cunha, Joana Pereira, Pedro Marques, Helena Moreira, Pedro Rodrigues, Maria João Pinto, Patrícia Lourenço, Paulo Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hallmark in heart failure (HF). Diabetic patients with chronic HF seem to have higher BNP than nondiabetics. We studied, in acute HF, if BNP levels are different between diabetics and nondiabetics. METHODS: From a prospectively recruited population of acute HF patients, we selected a convenience sample. In pair-matched analysis, each diabetic patient was matched with a nondiabetic of the same age (±1 year), gender, and according to left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929112/imaging-diagnosis-of-right-ventricle-involvement-in-chagas-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Minna M D Romano, Henrique T Moreira, André Schmidt, Benedito Carlos Maciel, José Antônio Marin-Neto
Right ventricle (RV) is considered a neglected chamber in cardiology and knowledge about its role in cardiac function was mostly focused on ventricular interdependence. However, progress on the understanding of myocardium diseases primarily involving the RV led to a better comprehension of its role in health and disease. In Chagas disease (CD), there is direct evidence from both basic and clinical research of profound structural RV abnormalities. However, clinical detection of these abnormalities is hindered by technical limitations of imaging diagnostic tools...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928991/stress-cardiomyopathy-managed-with-extracorporeal-support-after-self-injection-of-epinephrine
#17
Bourenne Jeremy, Fresco Raphaëlle, Kerbaul François, Michelet Pierre, Gainnier Marc
A 28-year-old man was admitted to the ICU for self-injection of Epinephrine. This injection resulted in the rapid development of a catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy (inverted Takotsubo) with a severe cardiogenic shock. The importance of ventricular dysfunction required the implementation of a temporary arteriovenous circulatory support until the recovery of myocardial stunning. This case allows redefining the role of circulatory assistance during cardiotropic agents intoxication.
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928989/an-unusual-case-of-recurrent-hypersensitivity-reaction-associated-with-kounis-like-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Shanker Kundumadam, Vivek Reddy, Sagar Mallikethi Reddy, Pradeep Kathi, Aiden Abidov
There have been multiple reports of allergic reactions associated with acute coronary syndromes. This has been classically described as Kounis syndrome. We present an unusual case of 70-year-old male with multiple prior hypersensitivity reactions and history of coronary artery bypass grafting who presented recurrent episode of severe angioedema and anaphylaxis. He responded to epinephrine but subsequently developed a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction with worsening heart failure. Our case is unique in that, unlike classic Kounis syndrome, the acute coronary event in this case did not present concurrently with the allergic reaction; rather it took nearly 48 hours to present...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928716/cushing-s-disease-subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-dysfunction-revealed-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-tissue-doppler-imaging
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Beata Uzie Bło-Życzkowska, Paweł Krzesinński, Przemysław Witek, Grzegorz Zielinński, Agnieszka Jurek, Grzegorz Gielerak, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVE: Novel echocardiographic techniques, such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging, are sensitive tools for assessing left ventricular (LV) performance. LV global longitudinal strain (GLS), assessed by STE, is a sensitive marker of myocardial systolic function. Cardiovascular complications in patients with Cushing's disease (CD) determine a higher mortality than that in an age- and gender-matched population. Cardiac systolic dysfunction may be detected in early stages by STE...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928607/speckle-tracking-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-functions-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Osama Abd Rab Elrasol Tolba, Mohamed Ramadan El-Shanshory, Mohamed Abd Elaziz El-Gamasy, Walid Ahmed El-Shehaby
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a risk factor for death in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). AIM OF THE WORK: Aim of the work is to evaluate the right ventricular systolic and diastolic functions by tissue Doppler and speckling tracking imaging in children with SCD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty children with SCD and thirty controls were subjected to clinical, laboratory evaluations, and echocardiographic study using GE Vivid 7 (GE Medical System, Horten, Norway with a 3...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
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