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sympathetic denervation

Naoko Yamaguchi, Kentaro Yamakawa, Pradeep S Rajendran, Tatsuo Takamiya, Marmar Vaseghi
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial modulation with cardiac sympathetic denervation (CSD) can potentially reduce burden of ventricular tachy-arryhthmias (VT). Despite catheter ablation and CSD, however, VT can recur in patients with cardiomyopathy and the role of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) in this setting is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate electrophysiological effects of VNS after CSD in normal and infarcted hearts. METHODS: In 10 normal and 6 infarcted pigs, electrophysiological and hemodynamic parameters were evaluated before and during intermittent VNS pre-CSD (bilateral stellectomy and T2-T4 thoracic ganglia removal) as well as post-CSD...
March 9, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Mamoru Tanida, Zhang Tao, Lingling Sun, Jie Song, Wei Yang, Yuichi Kuda, Yasutaka Kurata, Toshishige Shibamoto
NEW FINDINGS: What is the central question of this study? Whether anaphylaxis affects sympathetic outflows to the brown adipose tissue (BAT) and adrenal grand is not known. Moreover, it is unknown whether anaphylaxis affects some brain areas in association with sympathetic regulation. What is the main finding and its importance? We showed that sympathoexcitatory responses to anaphylaxis regionally occurred in the kidney and adrenal grand, but not in the thermogenesis-related BAT. Further, anaphylactic hypotension also caused increase in c-fos immunoreactivity in the hypothalamic and medullary areas...
March 10, 2018: Experimental Physiology
Lukas Stoiber, Felix Mahfoud, Seyedeh Mahsa Zamani, Tomas Lapinskas, Michael Böhm, Sebastian Ewen, Saarraaken Kulenthiran, Markus P Schlaich, Murray D Esler, Tommy Hammer, Knut Haakon Stensæth, Burkert Pieske, Stephan Dreysse, Eckart Fleck, Titus Kühne, Marcus Kelm, Philipp Stawowy, Sebastian Kelle
Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) is under investigation as a treatment option in patients with resistant hypertension (RH). Determinants of arterial compliance may, however, help to predict the BP response to therapy. Aortic distensibility (AD) is a well-established parameter of aortic stiffness and can reliably be obtained by CMR. This analysis sought to investigate the effects of RDN on AD and to assess the predictive value of pre-treatment AD for BP changes. We analyzed data of 65 patients with RH included in a multicenter trial...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Eve Piekarski, Renata Chequer, Vincent Algalarrondo, Ludivine Eliahou, Besma Mahida, Jonathan Vigne, David Adams, Michel S Slama, Dominique Le Guludec, Francois Rouzet
PURPOSE: Cardiac involvement in familial transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis is of major prognostic value, and the development of early-diagnostic tools that could trigger the use of new disease-modifying treatments is crucial. The aim of our study was to compare the respective contributions of99m Tc-diphosphonate scintigraphy (DPD, detecting amyloid deposits) and123 I-MIBG (MIBG, assessing cardiac sympathetic denervation) in patients with genetically proven TTR mutation referred for the assessment of cardiac involvement...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Viorica Chelban, Ekawat Vichayanrat, Lucia Schottlaende, Valeria Iodice, Henry Houlden
The discovery of genetic links between alpha-synuclein and PD has opened unprecedented opportunities for research into a new group of diseases, now collectively known as synucleinopathies. Autonomic dysfunction, including cardiac sympathetic denervation, has been reported in familial forms of synucleinopathies that have Lewy bodies at the core of their pathogenesis. SNCA mutations and multiplications, LRRK2 disease with Lewy bodies as well as other common, sporadic forms of idiopathic PD, MSA, pure autonomic failure, and dementia with Lewy bodies have all been associated with dysautonomia...
March 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Sophie N Saxton, Katie E Ryding, Robert G Aldous, Sarah B Withers, Jacqueline Ohanian, Anthony M Heagerty
OBJECTIVE: Healthy perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) exerts an anticontractile effect on resistance arteries which is vital in regulating arterial tone. Activation of β3 -adrenoceptors by sympathetic nerve-derived NA (noradrenaline) may be implicated in this effect and may stimulate the release of the vasodilator adiponectin from adipocytes. Understanding the mechanisms responsible is vital for determining how PVAT may modify vascular resistance in vivo. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Electric field stimulation profiles of healthy C57BL/6J mouse mesenteric resistance arteries were characterized using wire myography...
March 1, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Mark R de Jong, Annemiek F Hoogerwaard, Ahmet Adiyaman, Jaap Jan J Smit, Anand R Ramdat Misier, Jan-Evert Heeg, Boudewijn A A M van Hasselt, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Harry J G M Crijns, Ignacio Fernández Lozano, Jorge E Toquero Ramos, F Javier Alzueta, Borja Ibañez, José M Rubio, Fernando Arribas, José M Porres Aracama, Josep Brugada, Lluís Mont, Arif Elvan
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an important, modifiable risk factor for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF). Even after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), 20-40% experience recurrent AF. Animal studies have shown that renal denervation (RDN) reduces AF inducibility. One clinical study with important limitations suggested that RDN additional to PVI could reduce recurrent AF. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this multicenter randomized controlled study is to investigate whether RDN added to PVI reduces AF recurrence...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Yusuke Sata, Dagmara Hering, Geoffrey A Head, Antony S Walton, Karlheinz Peter, Petra Marusic, Jaqueline Duval, Rebecca Lee, Louise J Hammond, Elisabeth A Lambert, Gavin W Lambert, Murray D Esler, Markus P Schlaich
BACKGROUND: Renal denervation (RDN) can reduce blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension, but less so in patients with isolated systolic hypertension. A possible explanation is that patients with stiffer arteries may have lesser neural contribution to their hypertension. METHOD: We hypothesized that arterial stiffness predicts the response to RDN. From ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) was calculated as 1 - the regression slope of DBP versus SBP...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Brody Wehman, Michael Mazzeffi, Robert Chow, A Claire Watkins, Brittany Aicher, Si Pham, Whitney Burrows, Bradley Taylor
We report a patient with refractory electrical storm after coronary artery bypass grafting who was successfully treated with thoracoscopic sympathectomy. Cardiac arrest with ventricular tachycardia occurred on postoperative day 2, and the patient required emergency support with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Frequent episodes of ventricular tachycardia prevented cardiac recovery and weaning from mechanical circulatory support. A percutaneous left stellate ganglion block initially demonstrated successful prevention of ventricular tachycardia, and definitive sympathetic denervation was achieved by a left thoracoscopic sympathectomy...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Carolina Baraldi A Restini, Alex Ismail, Ramya K Kumar, Robert Burnett, Hannah Garver, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Renal sympathetic activity affects blood pressure in part by increasing renovascular resistance via release of norepinephrine (NE) from sympathetic nerves onto renal arteries. Here we test the idea that adipose tissue adjacent to renal blood vessels, i.e. renal perivascular adipose tissue (RPVAT), contains a pool of NE which can be released to alter renal vascular function. RPVAT was obtained from around the main renal artery/vein of the male Sprague Dawley rats. Thoracic aortic PVAT and mesenteric PVAT also were studied as brown-like and white fat comparators respectively...
February 14, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
Oh Jin Kwon, Shrita Pendekanti, Jacob N Fox, Jane Yanagawa, Michael C Fishbein, Kalyanam Shivkumar, H Wayne Lambert, Olujimi Ajijola
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sympathetic denervation (CSD) to treat ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) requires transection at the middle or lower third of stellate (cervicothoracic) ganglia (SG). However, the morphological appearance of the adult SG and distribution of neuronal somata within it are not well described. OBJECTIVE: To determine the morphology of left and right SG (LSG and RSG) and the distribution of somata within. METHODS: LSG and RSG (n=28) from 14 embalmed adult cadavers were dissected intact...
February 16, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Ngoc Ly T Nguyen, Bingzhong Xue, Timothy J Bartness
White adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) have sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and sensory innervations. Previous studies from our laboratory revealed central neuroanatomical evidence of WAT sensory and BAT SNS crosstalk with double labeling of inguinal WAT (IWAT) sensory and interscapular BAT (IBAT) SNS neurons. We previously demonstrated that WAT lipolysis increases IBAT temperature, but this effect is absent when IWAT afferents are surgically denervated, which severs both sensory and SNS nerves...
February 12, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
Atsushi Sakaoka, Hisako Terao, Shintaro Nakamura, Hitomi Hagiwara, Toshihito Furukawa, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Kenichi Sakakura
BACKGROUND: Ablation lesion depth caused by radiofrequency-based renal denervation (RDN) was limited to <4 mm in previous animal studies, suggesting that radiofrequency-RDN cannot ablate a substantial percentage of renal sympathetic nerves. We aimed to define the true lesion depth achieved with radiofrequency-RDN using a fine sectioning method and to investigate biophysical parameters that could predict lesion depth. METHODS AND RESULTS: Radiofrequency was delivered to 87 sites in 14 renal arteries from 9 farm pigs at various ablation settings: 2, 4, 6, and 9 W for 60 seconds and 6 W for 120 seconds...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
José Johann Chidiac, Ammar Kassab, Khaldoun Rifai, Nayef E Saadé, Elie D Al Chaer
INTRODUCTION: Intact neural supply is necessary for tooth eruption. Sympathetic denervation accelerates or decelerates the eruption rate depending on the tooth condition (intact or injured). The aim of this study is to reexamine the role of the sympathetic innervation, through the observation of the effects of pre or post ganglionic chemical sympathectomy on the eruption of intact rat incisors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different groups of rats were subjected to either ganglionic or peripheral chemical sympathectomy and the observed effects on incisor eruption were compared to those made on intact/sham groups or on rats subjected to inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) lesion...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Jasneet Devgun, Yash B Jobanputra, Michael Arustamyan, Robert Chait, Waqas Ghumman
Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospitalization in the USA. Despite advances in pharmacologic management, the incidence of HF is on the rise and survivability is persistently reduced. Sympathetic overdrive is implicated in the pathophysiology of HF, particularly HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Tachycardia can be particularly deleterious and thus has spurred significant investigation to mitigate its effects. Various modalities including vagus nerve stimulation, baroreceptor activation therapy, spinal cord stimulation, renal sympathetic nerve denervation, left cardiac sympathetic denervation, and carotid body removal will be discussed...
February 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
Dominik Linz, Mathias Hohl, Adrian D Elliott, Dennis H Lau, Felix Mahfoud, Murray D Esler, Prashanthan Sanders, Michael Böhm
Renal afferent and efferent sympathetic nerves are involved in the regulation of blood pressure and have a pathophysiological role in hypertension. Additionally, several conditions that frequently coexist with hypertension, such as heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, renal dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome, demonstrate enhanced sympathetic activity. Renal denervation (RDN) is an approach to reduce renal and whole body sympathetic activation. Experimental models indicate that RDN has the potential to lower blood pressure and prevent cardio-renal remodeling in chronic diseases associated with enhanced sympathetic activation...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
Risa Isonaka, Patti Sullivan, Yunden Jinsmaa, Abraham Corrales, David S Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Lewy body forms of primary chronic autonomic failure (CAF) such as incidental Lewy body disease (ILBD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and pure autonomic failure evolving into dementia with Lewy bodies (PAF+DLB) feature cardiac sympathetic denervation, whereas multiple system atrophy (MSA) in most cases does not. What links Lewy bodies with cardiac sympathetic denervation in CAF? In familial PD, abnormalities of the alpha-synuclein (AS) gene cause CAF and cardiac sympathetic denervation; and in sporadic PD, brainstem Lewy bodies contain AS co-localized with tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a marker of catecholaminergic neurons...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
Caroline B Ferreira, Sergio L Cravo, Sean D Stocker
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common respiratory disturbance of sleep and is closely associated to cardiovascular diseases. In humans, apnea increases respiratory effort and elevates muscle sympathetic nerve activity (SNA), but the primary stimulus for the SNA activation has not been identified. We recently developed a model of apnea in rodents using acute airway obstruction. In this study, we employed this model to test whether the elevation in SNA was mediated by hypoxia, carotid chemoreceptors, or neurotransmission in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS)...
February 2018: Physiological Reports
Linn C Dobrowolski, Daan W Eeftinck Schattenkerk, C T Paul Krediet, Peter M Van Brussel, Liffert Vogt, Frederike J Bemelman, Jim A Reekers, Bert-Jan H Van Den Born, Hein J Verberne
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) has been considered a potential treatment for therapy resistant hypertension (RHT). However, in a randomized placebo-controlled trial, RDN did not lead to a substantial blood pressure (BP) reduction. We hypothesized that variation in the reported RDN efficacy might be explained by incomplete nerve disruption as assessed by renal 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (123I-mIBG) scintigraphy. METHODS: In 21 RHT patients (median age 60 years), we performed 123I-mIBG scintigraphy before and 6 weeks after RDN...
January 26, 2018: EJNMMI Research
Mateus R Amorim, George Miguel P R Souza, Benedito H Machado
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgical removal of the baroreceptor afferents [sino-aortic denervation (SAD)] leads to a lack of inhibitory feedback to sympathetic outflow, which in turn is expected to result in a large increase in mean arterial pressure (MAP). However, few days after surgery, the sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and MAP of SAD rats return to a range similar to that observed in control rats. In this review, we present experimental evidence suggesting that breathing contributes to control of SNA and MAP following SAD...
January 22, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
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