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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913077/pyloric-obstruction-secondary-to-epicardial-pacemaker-implantation-a-case-report
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G Bedoya Nader, H B Kellihan, D E Bjorling, J McAnulty
A 10-year old Lhasa Apso dog was presented for an acute history of exercise intolerance and hind limb weakness. High grade second degree atrioventricular block with an atrial rate of 200 beats per minute, ventricular rate of 40 beats per minute and an intermittent ventricular escape rhythm, was diagnosed on electrocardiograph. A transdiaphragmatic, unipolar, epicardial pacemaker was implanted without immediate surgical complications. Severe vomiting was noted 12 h post-operatively. Abdominal ultrasound and a barium study supported a diagnosis of pyloric outflow obstruction and exploratory abdominal surgery was performed...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903669/exertional-dyspnoea-in-obesity
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Vipa Bernhardt, Tony G Babb
The purpose of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in the obese person, as in any cardiopulmonary exercise test, is to determine the patient's exercise tolerance, and to help identify and/or distinguish between the various physiological factors that could contribute to exercise intolerance. Unexplained dyspnoea on exertion is a common reason for CPET, but it is an extremely complex symptom to explain. Sometimes obesity is the simple answer by elimination of other possibilities. Thus, distinguishing among multiple clinical causes for exertional dyspnoea depends on the ability to eliminate possibilities while recognising response patterns that are unique to the obese patient...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899866/paradoxical-hypertension-after-successful-cheatham-platinum-stent-implantation-in-an-adolescent-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Yin Ling Tan, Wan-Ling Chih, Jou-Kou Wang, Chun-An Chen
Stent implantation using a Cheatham Platinum (CP) stent for coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a promising treatment alternative to traditional surgical repair. However, there are no earlier reports in the literature focusing on use of this stent in a Taiwanese patient. Herein we report a 16-year-old boy with CoA presenting with heart murmur and exercise intolerance who underwent successful CP stent placement. However, severe hypertension with arterial blood pressure increasing to 207/104 mmHg occurred four hours after stent implantation...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899787/mcardle-disease-misdiagnosed-as-meningitis
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Renata Siciliani Scalco, Sherryl Chatfield, Muhammad Hyder Junejo, Suzanne Booth, Jatin Pattni, Richard Godfrey, Ros Quinlivan
BACKGROUND McArdle disease is a glycogen storage disorder mainly characterized by exercise intolerance. Prolonged muscle contracture is also a feature of this condition and may lead to rhabdomyolysis (RM), which is a serious event characterized by acute skeletal muscle damage.  CASE REPORT A 44-year-old female patient presented with an acute contracture of the posterior neck muscles, causing severe nuchal rigidity. The contracture was induced during a dental extraction as she held her mouth open for a prolonged period, with her neck in a rigid position...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887692/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-borderline-ejection-fraction
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Yan Topilsky, Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Gregg S Pressman, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Sanford Edwards, Joshua Berookhim, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram
Combining echocardiography and cardiopulmonary stress testing allows noninvasive assessment of hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-VO2 difference). We evaluated mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure with borderline (40% to 49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) (HF and Borderline Ejection fraction). We included 89 consecutive patients with HF and Borderline Ejection fraction (n = 25; 63.6 ± 14 years, 64% men), control subjects (n = 22), patients with HF with preserved EF (n = 26; EF ≥50%), and patients with HF with reduced EF (n = 16; <40%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876257/tubular-aggregate-myopathy-with-features-of-stormorken-disease-due-to-a-new-stim1-mutation
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Jean-Baptiste Noury, Johann Böhm, Georges Arielle Peche, Lucie Guyant-Marechal, Anne-Laure Bedat-Millet, Léa Chiche, Robert-Yves Carlier, Edoardo Malfatti, Norma B Romero, Tanya Stojkovic
STIM1 is a reticular Ca(2+) sensor composed of a luminal and a cytosolic domain. Missense mutations in the luminal domain have been associated with tubular aggregate myopathy (TAM), while cytosolic mutations can cause Stormorken syndrome, a multisystemic disease associating TAM with asplenia, thrombocytopenia, miosis, ichthyosis, short stature and dyslexia. Here we present the case of a 41-year-old female complaining of exercise intolerance. Clinical examination showed short stature, scoliosis, proximal muscle weakness with lower limb predominance, and ophthalmoplegia...
October 14, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865723/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-combined-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-stress%C3%A2-protocol
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Michal Laufer-Perl, Yaniv Gura, Jason Shimiaie, Jack Sherez, Gregg S Pressman, Galit Aviram, Simon Maltais, Ricki Megidish, Amir Halkin, Meirav Ingbir, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). BACKGROUND: Combined stress echocardiography and cardiopulmonary testing allows assessment of cardiac function, hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-Vo2 difference). METHODS: Using semirecumbent bicycle exercise, 20 patients with rheumatic MS (valve area 1.36 ± 0.4 cm(2)) were compared to 20 control subjects at 4 pre-defined activity stages (rest, unloaded, anaerobic threshold, and peak)...
November 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865721/new-concepts-in-an-old-disease-exercise-intolerance-in-moderate-mitral-stenosis
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Dalane W Kitzman, Bharathi Upadhya, David Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863351/abnormal-heart-rate-response-during-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-identifies-cardiac-dysfunction-in-symptomatic-patients-with-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Sundeep Chaudhry, Naresh Kumar, Hushyar Behbahani, Akshay Bagai, Binoy K Singh, Nick Menasco, Gregory D Lewis, Laurence Sperling, Jonathan Myers
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic non-obstructive coronary artery disease is a growing clinical dilemma for which contemporary testing is proving to be of limited clinical utility. New methods are needed to identify cardiac dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a prospective observational cohort study conducted from December 2013 to August 2015 in two outpatient cardiology clinics (symptomatic cohort) and 24 outpatient practices throughout the US (healthy cohort) with centralized methodology and monitoring to compare heart-rate responses during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859426/muscle-fiber-type-proportion-and-size-is-not-altered-in-mcardle-disease
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Franclo Henning, Carol Anne Cunninghame, Miguel Angel Martín, Juan Carlos Rubio, Joaquín Arenas, Alejandro Lucia, Aurelio Hernández-Laín, Tertius Abraham Kohn
INTRODUCTION: McArdle disease is a metabolic myopathy that presents with exercise intolerance and episodic rhabdomyolysis. Excessive muscle recruitment has also been shown to be present during strenuous exercise, suggesting decreased power output. These findings could potentially be explained by either impaired contractility, decreased fiber size, or altered fiber type proportion. However, there is a paucity of data on the morphological features seen on muscle histology. METHODS: We examined muscle biopsies of patients with McArdle disease from a Spanish cohort, and compared the findings to healthy controls...
November 11, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836751/activation-of-gper-ameliorates-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension-in-male-rats
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Allan K Alencar, Guilherme C Montes, Tadeu Montagnoli, Ananssa M Silva, Sabrina T Martinez, Aline G Fraga, Hao Wang, Leanne Groban, Roberto T Sudo, Gisele Zapata-Sudo
RATIONALE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by pulmonary vascular remodeling that leads to pulmonary congestion, uncompensated right-ventricle (RV) failure, and premature death. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) is cardioprotective in male rats and that its activation elicits vascular relaxation in rats of either sex. OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of GPER on the cardiopulmonary system by the administration of its selective agonist G1 in male rats with monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831921/the-effects-of-smoking-and-nicotine-ingestion-on-exercise-heat-tolerance
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Amit Druayn, Danit Atias, Itay Ketko, Yoav Cohen-Sivan, Yuval Heled
BACKGROUND: Smoking has a thermogenic effect and is associated with low physical performance. Nevertheless, a direct, quantitative effect of acute smoking on exercise heat tolerance has not been reported. METHODS: Sixteen healthy young male volunteers, eight cigarette smokers, and eight non-smokers participated in the study. All subjects performed a maximal oxygen consumption test (VO2max) and a standardized heat tolerance test (HTT) after at least 12 h without smoking under the following conditions: no nicotine exposure, 10 min after nicotine exposure (2 mg nicotine lozenge), and 10 min after smoking two cigarettes (0...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825150/oxygen-uptake-recovery-kinetics-after-the-6-minute-walk-test-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Florent Baty, Arnoldus J R van Gestel, Lukas Kern, Martin H Brutsche
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in exercise parameters capable of objectively evaluating the functional capacity of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to analyze breath-by-breath cardiopulmonary and gas exchange recovery responses of patients with COPD after a 6-minute walk test (6MWT). METHODS: Oxygen uptake (VO2) kinetics of patients were obtained using mobile telemetric cardiopulmonary monitoring during and after a 6MWT...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816331/a-new-mutation-in-the-mitochondrial-trna-pro-gene-associated-with-early-onset-neuromuscular-phenotype-and-ragged-red-fibers
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Godelieve Morel, Sylvie Bannwarth, Annabelle Chaussenot, Aline Cano, Konstantina Fragaki, Samira Ait-El-Mkadem, Cecile Rouzier, Andre Maues De Paula, Brigitte Chabrol, Veronique Paquis-Flucklinger
An 11-year-old boy with psychomotor delay, exercise intolerance, ptosis and growth delay had a muscle biopsy showing typical mitochondrial alterations (60% of ragged-red fibers and 90% of cytochrome-c oxidase-deficient fibers). Next-generation sequencing revealed a novel heteroplasmic mutation (m.15958A>T) in the MTTP gene that encodes tRNA(Pro). The mutation was not present in the accessible non-muscle tissues of the patient's asymptomatic mother. Mutations in the rarely affected MTTP gene are responsible for different clinical presentations...
September 16, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815950/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-nmes-use-for-recovery-after-elective-total-hip-replacement-surgery
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Jerome J Castellano, Ana-Marie Rojas, Raj Karia, Tracey Hunter, James Slover, Alex Moroz
Early physical activity has been proven to accelerate functional recovery after total hip replacement (THR). Weightbearing intolerance secondary to postoperative pain inhibits participation in physical therapy and limits the achievement of functional independence. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been shown to improve pain and accelerate recovery. This study focused on the effects of NMES on weightbearing pain. The primary objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of NMES versus placebo in the reduction of pain and the use of opiate medications in the treatment of patients during weightbearing exercises after THR...
November 2016: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815651/skeletal-muscle-bioenergetics-in-aging-and-heart-failure
#16
Sophia Z Liu, David J Marcinek
Changes in mitochondrial capacity and quality play a critical role in skeletal and cardiac muscle dysfunction. In vivo measurements of mitochondrial capacity provide a clear link between physical activity and mitochondrial function in aging and heart failure, although the cause and effect relationship remains unclear. Age-related decline in mitochondrial quality leads to mitochondrial defects that affect redox, calcium, and energy-sensitive signaling by altering the cellular environment that can result in skeletal muscle dysfunction independent of reduced mitochondrial capacity...
November 5, 2016: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815508/pathophysiology-of-exercise-intolerance-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Mark J Haykowsky, Rhys Beaudry, R Matthew Brothers, Michael D Nelson, Satyam Sarma, Andre La Gerche
Breast cancer (BC) survival rates have improved during the past two decades and as a result older BC survivors are at increased risk of developing heart failure (HF). Although the HF phenotype common to BC survivors has received little attention, BC survivors have a number of risk factors associated with HF and preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) including older age, hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and sedentary lifestyle. Moreover, not unlike HFPEF, BC survivors with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (BCPEF) have reduced exercise tolerance measured objectively as decreased peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2)...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814586/exercise-intolerance-and-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction-in-children
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Predrag B Minic, Aleksandar D Sovtic
Respiratory symptoms at rest or during exercise may restrain the physical capabilities required for normal motor and psychosocial development in children. The most frequent cause of exercise intolerance, apart from poor physical fitness, is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), which may occur in some healthy children and in children with asthma. It is proposed that hyperventilation during exercise is associated with drying and cooling of airways, which can trigger a proinflammatory response. Several tests are used to confirm EIB, and the exercise-challenge test is the most common...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807794/low-testosterone-in-men-with-cardiovascular-disease-or-risk-factors-to-treat-or-not-to-treat
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REVIEW
Dimitri C Cassimatis, Matthew T Crim, Nanette K Wenger
Current evidence supports the use of testosterone replacement in men with the clinical-biochemical syndrome of hypogonadism, defined as low testosterone serum levels and symptoms such as fatigue, exercise intolerance, erectile dysfunction, low libido, or depression. Although the evidence consistently shows that hypogonadism is associated with elevated cardiovascular risk, evidence is mixed regarding whether testosterone (T) replacement provides cardiovascular (CV) benefit or harm. For a man with symptomatic hypogonadism in the setting of CV disease, clinical heart failure, and/or traditional CV risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia), a balanced approach would be to counsel him that overall, the evidence should not dissuade him from utilizing T replacement for non-cardiac symptom relief but that more data are needed before a definitive recommendation can be made about T replacement for CV benefit...
December 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803354/high-mid-flow-to-vital-capacity-ratio-and-the-response-to-exercise-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Daphna Vilozni, Maria Rosario Alcaneses-Ofek, Ronen Reuveny, Omer Rosenblum, Omri Inbar, Uriel Katz, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Gal Dubnov-Raz
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary mechanics may play a role in exercise intolerance in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). A reduced FVC volume could increase the ratio between mid-flow (FEF25-75%) and FVC, which is termed high dysanapsis. The relationship between high dysanapsis and the response to maximum-intensity exercise in children with CHD had not yet been studied. The aim of this work was to examine whether high dysanapsis is related to the cardiopulmonary response to maximum-intensity exercise in pediatric subjects with CHD...
December 2016: Respiratory Care
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