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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768580/2d-speckle-tracking-right-ventricular-strain-to-assess-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-systolic-heart-failure-analysis-of-the-right-ventricular-free-and-posterolateral-walls
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Stéphanie Mouton, Héléne Ridon, Marie Fertin, Anju Duva Pentiah, Céline Goémine, Grégory Petyt, Nicolas Lamblin, Augustin Coisne, Claude Foucher-Hossein, David Montaigne, Pascal de Groote
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) systolic function is a powerful prognostic factor in patients with systolic heart failure. The accurate estimation of RV function remains difficult. The aim of the study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of 2D-speckle tracking RV strain in patients with systolic heart failure, analyzing both free and posterolateral walls. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with dilated cardiopathy (left ventricular end-diastolic volume≥75ml/m(2)) and left ventricular ejection fraction≤45% had an analysis of the RV strain...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763068/experience-in-the-corrective-treatment-of-patients-with-atrioventricular-septum
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Yuriria Olivares-Fernández, Áurea Zetina-Solórzano
INTRODUCTION: Atrioventricular septal defects are a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations, from partial until complete with one unique atrioventricular valve, atrioventricular valve communication, and leaky left heart valve. Its fast evolution to pulmonary vascular disease calls for early surgical management. Corrective treatment has a high percentage of re-operations and 8.6% mortality. OBJECTIVES: To describe the results of corrective treatments of atrioventricular septum defects in our institution's patients...
May 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718666/atrial-cardiopathy-a-mechanism-of-cryptogenic-stroke
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Shadi Yaghi, Hooman Kamel, Mitchell S V Elkind
Cryptogenic stroke accounts for approximately 30% of all ischemic strokes. Recently, atrial cardiopathy diagnosed by the presence of one of its serum, imaging, or electrocardiogram biomarkers has been shown to be associated with ischemic stroke, particularly of embolic subtypes. Areas covered: This paper aims to summarize data on occult atrial fibrillation and stroke, provide an overview on mechanisms, such as inflammation and fibrosis, of stroke in atrial cardiopathy, critically review data on biomarkers of atrial cardiopathy and their association with stroke, and suggest therapeutic implications, including directions for future research...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666806/pr-interval-prolongation-and-cryptogenic-stroke-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Mayra Montalvo, Prasanna Tadi, Alexander Merkler, Gino Gialdini, Sheryl Martin-Schild, Digvijaya Navalkele, Alyana Samai, Amre Nouh, Mohammad Hussain, Steven Goldblatt, Morgan Hemendinger, Antony Chu, Christopher Song, Hooman Kamel, Karen L Furie, Shadi Yaghi
BACKGROUND: Atrial dysfunction or "cardiopathy" has been recently proposed as a mechanism in cryptogenic stroke. A prolonged PR interval may reflect impaired atrial conduction and thus may be a biomarker of atrial cardiopathy. We aim to compare the prevalence of PR interval prolongation in patients with cryptogenic stroke (CS) when compared with known non-cryptogenic non-cardioembolic stroke (NCNCS) subtypes. METHODS: We used prospective ischemic stroke databases of 3 comprehensive stroke centers to identify patients 18 years or older with a discharge diagnosis of ischemic non-cardioembolic stroke between December 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658377/variations-and-particularities-in-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-brazil-and-brazilian-states-in-1990-and-2015-estimates-from-the-global-burden-of-disease
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Luisa Campos Caldeira Brant, Bruno Ramos Nascimento, Valéria Maria Azeredo Passos, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Isabela Judith Martins Bensenõr, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Maria de Fatima Marinho de Souza, Lenice Harumi Ishitani, Elizabeth França, Mateus S Oliveira, Meghan Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi, Gregory Roth, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro
Objective: To analyze variations and particularities in mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Brazil and in Brazilian states, in 1990 and 2015. Methods: We used data compiled from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015, obtained from the database of the Mortality Information System (SIM) of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Correction of the sub-registry of deaths and reclassification of the garbage codes were performed using specific algorithms. The cardiovascular causes were subdivided into 10 specific causes...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653161/the-post-sir-spheres-surgery-study-p4s-retrospective-analysis-of-safety-following-hepatic-resection-or-transplantation-in-patients-previously-treated-with-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-with-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres
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Fernando Pardo, Bruno Sangro, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Derek Manas, Rohan Jeyarajah, Vincent Donckier, Geert Maleux, Antonio D Pinna, Lourens Bester, David L Morris, David Iannitti, Pierce K Chow, Richard Stubbs, Paul J Gow, Gianluca Masi, Kevin T Fisher, Wan Y Lau, Konstantinos Kouladouros, Georgios Katsanos, Giorgio Ercolani, Fernando Rotellar, José I Bilbao, Michael Schoen
BACKGROUND: Reports show that selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) may downsize inoperable liver tumors to resection or transplantation, or enable a bridge-to-transplant. A small-cohort study found that long-term survival in patients undergoing resection following SIRT appears possible but no robust studies on postsurgical safety outcomes exist. The Post-SIR-Spheres Surgery Study was an international, multicenter, retrospective study to assess safety outcomes of liver resection or transplantation following SIRT with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres (SIR-Spheres(®); Sirtex)...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619533/-dyslipidemia-management-in-patients-with-high-cardiovascular-risk-in-spain-alma-study
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Xavier Pintó, Ferran Trias Vilagut, Joan Rius Taruella, Esther Mairal Sallán
OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitude of primary care (PCPs) and specialized care (SCPs) physicians towards the general set of patients with dyslipidemia, particularly those with cardiovascular risk factors. DESIGN: Observational, descriptive, multi-center study based on a survey. LOCATION: Different healthcare regions in Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 1,402 PCPs, and 596 SCPs. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Physician's profile, routine practices in the management of patients with dyslipidemia...
June 12, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599665/omega-3-supplementation-on-inflammatory-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-chagas-cardiomyopathy-a-randomized-clinical-study
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Paula Simplício da Silva, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva, Patricia Dias de Brito, Claudia Santos de Aguiar Cardoso, Cristiane Fonseca de Almeida, Luiz Henrique Conde Sangenis, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil, Andrea Silvestre de Sousa
BACKGROUND: Several studies have been focusing on the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on modulation of inflammatory markers in several cardiopathies. Although immunoregulatory dysfunction has been associated to the chronic cardiac involvement in Chagas disease, there is no study examining the effects of omega-3 supplementation in these patients. We investigated the effects of omega-3 PUFAs on markers of inflammation and lipid profile in chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy patients...
June 9, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595785/comparative-study-of-cardio-protective-effects-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-and-zinc-sulfate-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Siamak Asri-Rezaei, Bahram Dalir-Naghadeh, Ali Nazarizadeh, Zahra Noori-Sabzikar
The cardio-protective effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles (Zn NPs) against diabetes-induced cardiopathy were evaluated and compared with zinc sulfate (ZnSO4). A total of 120 Wistar rats were randomly categorized as healthy and diabetic groups. Then, the 2 groups were classified in 5 subgroups. The animals received oral supplementations containing different Zn NP (ie, doses of 1, 3, and 10mg/kg) and ZnSO4 (30mg/kg) concentrations over 8 weeks. Blood and cardiac tissue samples were collected in the different time intervals and subjected to biochemical and histopathological analysis...
July 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582382/predictive-model-for-the-development-of-hypertensive-cardiopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Alexis Álvarez Aliaga, Julio César González-Aguilera, Liliana Del Rosario Maceo-Gómez, Alexis Suárez-Quesada
INTRODUCTION: Predictive models of cardiovascular conditions are useful tools for risk stratification. The high morbidity and mortality resulting from hypertensive cardiopathy creates a need for the use of tools to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the capacity of a model based on risk factors to predict the development of hypertensive cardiopathy after ten years in patients with a diagnosis of essential arterial hypertension. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out in hypertensive patients cared for at the specialized arterial hypertension physician’s office of the Specialty Policlinic attached to “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” Hospital, Bayamo Municipality, Granma Province, Cuba, from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009...
May 9, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561181/-the-load-of-injustice-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-impact-of-subjectively-perceived-income-injustice-on-the-risk-of-stress-associated-diseases-based-on-the-german-socio-economic-panel-study
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Claudia Boscher, Laura Arnold, Andreas Lange, Bertram Szagun
Background Income injustice is regarded as a psychosocial strain and associated with an increased risk of stress-related diseases. The physiological stress response is thereby considered as a central link. The aim of the study is to reveal the influence of subjectively perceived income injustice on stress-associated diseases, taking into consideration the load duration. Method Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, data on 5,657 workers in the survey years 2005-2013 were analyzed. The dependent variable reflect the doctor's diagnosed new cases of diabetes, asthma, cardiopathy, stroke, hypertension and depression in the years 2009-2013 as an index...
May 30, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546113/stretch-activated-trpv2-channels-role-in-mediating-cardiopathies
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Elizabeth Aguettaz, Patrick Bois, Christian Cognard, Stéphane Sebille
Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 2, TRPV2, is a calcium-permeable cation channel belonging to the TRPV channel family. Although this channel has been first characterized as a noxious heat sensor, its mechanosensor property recently gained importance in various physiological functions. TRPV2 has been described as a stretch-mediated channel and a regulator of calcium homeostasis in several cell types and has been shown to be involved in the stretch-dependent responses in cardiomyocytes. Hence, several studies in the last years support the idea that TRPV2 play a key role in the function and structure of the heart, being involved in the cardiac compensatory mechanisms in response to pathologic or exercise-induced stress...
May 22, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524259/nonpegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-combination-regimen-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-cardiac-comorbidity-results-of-the-heart01-phase-ii-trial-conducted-by-the-fondazione-italiana-linfomi
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Stefano Luminari, Elda Viel, Andrés José Maria Ferreri, Francesco Zaja, Emanuela Chimienti, Gerardo Musuraca, Alessandra Tucci, Monica Balzarotti, Monica Tani, Francesca Salvi, Emanuela A Pesce, Angela Ferrari, Anna M Liberati, Antonio Spadea, Dario Marino, Maria Bruno-Ventre, Stefano Volpetti, Chiara Bottelli, Elena Ravaioli, Francesco Merli, Michele Spina
The purpose of this phase 2, multicenter study was to determine the activity and safety of nonpegylated liposomal doxorubicin as part of "R-COMP" combination in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and coexisting cardiac disorders. The study was conducted using a Bayesian continuing assessment method using complete remission rate and rate of cardiac events as study endpoints. Between November 2009 and October 2011, 50 evaluable patients were enrolled (median age, 76 years). Median baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was 60%...
May 19, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515432/high-salt-intake-negatively-regulates-fat-deposition-in-mouse
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Huanxian Cui, Shuyan Yang, Maiqing Zheng, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao, Jie Wen
High-salt (HS) intake contributes to hypertension and cardiopathy, but the effect of HS on fat deposition is controversial. Feed intake, fat mass, the percentage of abdominal fat, heat production, rate of oxygen consumption and the respiratory exchange ratio of mice on a HS diet were significantly decreased (P < 0.01 or 0.05) compared with mice on a normal-salt (NS) diet. An in vitro experiment with differentiating pre-adipocytes showed reduced fat deposition in the presence of high concentrations of NaCl (>0...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499397/neutral-lipid-storage-diseases-clinical-genetic-features-and-natural-history-in-a-large-cohort-of-italian-patients
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Elena Maria Pennisi, Marcello Arca, Enrico Bertini, Claudio Bruno, Denise Cassandrini, Adele D'amico, Matteo Garibaldi, Francesca Gragnani, Lorenzo Maggi, Roberto Massa, Sara Missaglia, Lucia Morandi, Olimpia Musumeci, Elena Pegoraro, Emanuele Rastelli, Filippo Maria Santorelli, Elisabetta Tasca, Daniela Tavian, Antonio Toscano, Corrado Angelini
BACKGROUND: A small number of patients affected by Neutral Lipid Storage Diseases (NLSDs: NLSD type M with Myopathy and NLSD type I with Ichthyosis) have been described in various ethnic groups worldwide. However, relatively little is known about the progression and phenotypic variability of the disease in large specific populations. The aim of our study was to assess the natural history, disability and genotype-phenotype correlations in Italian patients with NLSDs. Twenty-one patients who satisfied the criteria for NLSDs were enrolled in a retrospective cross-sectional study to evaluate the genetic aspects, clinical signs at onset, disability progression and comorbidities associated with this group of diseases...
May 12, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482820/the-changing-epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-infective-endocarditis-a-retrospective-study-of-196-episodes-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-china
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Wan Zhu, Qian Zhang, Jingping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is an uncommon but life-threatening infectious disease. To our knowledge, current investigations of the characteristics of infective endocarditis in our region are scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate the changes in the epidemiology and clinical features of infective endocarditis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of clinical data was performed using 196 infective endocarditis cases diagnosed between June 2004 and December 2012 at The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476510/prevalence-and-predictors-of-long-term-functional-impairment-epilepsy-mortality-and-stroke-recurrence-after-childhood-stroke-a-prospective-study-of-a-chilean-cohort
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Mauricio López-Espejo, Marta Hernández-Chávez
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prevalence and predictors of long-term impairment, epilepsy, mortality, and recurrences after the first stroke in a cohort of Chilean children. METHODS: A prospective study involving 98 children who suffered a first stroke and underwent follow-up for at least 3 years in a single center. Functional outcome was measured using the modified Rankin Scale for children. We utilized multivariate logistic regression models to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) for outcomes while adjusting for age, sex, and underlying conditions (significance <...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452100/pediatric-psoriasis-should-we-be-concerned-with-comorbidity-cross-sectional-study
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Awatef Kelati, Hanane Baybay, Adil Najdi, Safae Zinoune, Fatima Z Mernissi
BACKGROUND: Similarly to psoriasis in adults, recent research has linked psoriasis to several comorbidities in children. The aim of this study was therefore to describe comorbidities associated with pediatric psoriasis, to investigate their relationship with psoriasis characteristics and severity, and to perform a review of the literature. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of Moroccan children with psoriasis, in 2014-2016. RESULTS: A total of 64 pediatric psoriasis patients had metabolic comorbidities in association with psoriasis; 20 children had non-metabolic comorbidities; and 76 children had no comorbidity...
April 28, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398233/therapeutic-potential-of-targeting-the-ghrelin-pathway
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REVIEW
Gustav Colldén, Matthias H Tschöp, Timo D Müller
Ghrelin was discovered in 1999 as the endogenous ligand of the growth-hormone secretagogue receptor 1a (GHSR1a). Since then, ghrelin has been found to exert a plethora of physiological effects that go far beyond its initial characterization as a growth hormone (GH) secretagogue. Among the numerous well-established effects of ghrelin are the stimulation of appetite and lipid accumulation, the modulation of immunity and inflammation, the stimulation of gastric motility, the improvement of cardiac performance, the modulation of stress, anxiety, taste sensation and reward-seeking behavior, as well as the regulation of glucose metabolism and thermogenesis...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350050/role-of-autophagy-in-advanced-atherosclerosis-review
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Yu-Ning Zhu, Wen-Jing Fan, Chi Zhang, Fang Guo, Wei Li, Yu-Fei Wang, Zhi-Sheng Jiang, Shun-Lin Qu
Atherosclerosis (AS) remains the leading cause for global cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, and a major cause of cardiopathy, myocardial infarction and peripheral vascular diseases. Macrophages serve a critical role in atherosclerotic plaque stabilization and rupture, and the selective removal of macrophages may be beneficial in improving plaque stability. Autophagy is a process of self‑feeding, during which cytoplasmic proteins or organelles are packaged into vesicles and fused with the lysosome to form an autophagosome...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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