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Eindhoven Jannet A - - 2012
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are well-established markers for heart failure in the general population. However, the value of BNP as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for patients with structural congenital heart disease (CHD) is still unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to ...
Chen S - - 2012
Backgrounds: sulfur dioxide (SO2) could relieve isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury, while the mechanism is unclear. This study aims to explore whether the protective effect of SO2 on ISO-induced myocardial injury was mediated by the restoration of calcium homeostasis disturbance in cardiomyocyte. Methods and results: Rats were randomly divided into four ...
Zhou Feng - - 2012
The objective of this study was to examine the therapeutic effect of osthol, a coumarin compound isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, on cardiac hypertrophy in rats and investigate its potential mechanisms. The rats with cardiac hypertrophy induced by renovascular hypertension were given osthol orally by gavage ...
Neckář Jan - - 2012
Dexrazoxane (DEX), an inhibitor of topoisomerase II and intracellular iron chelator, is believed to reduce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protects the heart from the toxicity of anthracycline antineoplastics. As ROS also play a role in the pathogenesis of cardiac ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, the aim was to ...
Wei Xiao-Hong - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to evaluate whether CP was beneficial for alleviating myocardial fibrosis following I/R injury. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 30 min occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery, followed by reperfusion. CP (0.4 or 0.8 g/kg) was daily administrated starting from 3 h ...
Bongartz Lennart G - - 2012
The combination of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF) is associated with adverse prognosis. Although clinical studies hint at a specific bidirectional interaction between HF and CKD, insight in the pathogenesis of the cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) remains limited. We review available evidence on cardiorenal interactions from animal models ...
Kramer Jay H - - 2012
d-Propranolol (d-Pro: 2-8 mg·(kg body mass)(-1)·day(-1)) protected against cardiac dysfunction and oxidative stress during 3-5 weeks of iron overload (2 mg Fe-dextran·(g body mass)(-1)·week(-1)) in Sprague-Dawley rats. At 3 weeks, hearts were perfused in working mode to obtain baseline function; red blood cell glutathione, plasma 8-isoprostane, neutrophil basal superoxide production, ...
Damasceno Denis D - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is one of the possible causes of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Therefore, it was the objective of this study to evaluate the cardiac and electrocardiographic parameters after seizures induced by maximal electroshock (MES) in Wistar rats. METHODS: Electroshock seizures were induced in Wistar rats through ...
Zhang Jin - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether electroacupuncture (EA) can promote cell survival and enhance heart function of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from bone marrow and expanded in Minimum Essential Medium Alpha (α-MEM). MI was induced in 72 Sprague-Dawley (S-D) rats by ligation of the left anterior descending ...
Dos Santos Roger Lyrio - - 2012
Triorganotins, such as tributyltin (TBT), are environmental contaminants that are commonly used as antifouling agents for boats. However, TBT is also known to alter mammalian reproductive functions. Although the female sex hormones are primarily involved in the regulation of reproductive functions, 17 β -estradiol also protects against cardiovascular diseases, in ...
Chang Connie Y CY Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, - - 2012
Tissue engineering-based approaches have the potential to improve stem cell engraftment by increasing cell delivery to the myocardium. Our objective was to develop and characterize a naturally-derived, autologous, biodegradable hydrogel in order to improve acute stem cell retention in the myocardium. HA-blood hydrogels (HA-BL) were synthesized by mixing in a ...
Jeanneteau Julien - - 2012
Background: Remote ischemic conditioning (RCond) induced by short periods of ischemia and reperfusion of an organ or tissue before myocardial reperfusion is an attractive strategy of cardioprotection in the context of acute myocardial infarction. Nonetheless, its mechanism remains unknown. A humoral factor appears to be involved, although its identity is ...
Kato Hiroki - - 2012
BACKGROUND: A new supercooling system using a variable magnetic field has been recently developed. Subzero nonfreezing preservation has been believed to be a beneficial method because of the lower metabolic rate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic and metabolic effects of rat heart preservation in a ...
Faghihi Mahdieh - - 2012
Ischemia-reperfusion injury is a common complication of heart disease that is the leading cause of death worldwide. Here, we plan to elucidate oxytocin cardioprotection effects against ischemia-reperfusion via nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species (ROS), and protein kinase C (PKC) in anesthetized rat preconditioned myocardium. Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were equally ...
Cerrada Inmaculada - - 2012
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are effective in treating myocardial infarction and previous reports demonstrated that hypoxia improves MSC self-renewal and therapeutics. Considering that HIF-1α is a master regulator of the adaptative response to hypoxia, we hypothesized that HIF-1α overexpression in MSC could mimic some of the mechanisms triggered by hypoxia ...
Granfeldt Asger - - 2012
Cardiac arrest and acute myocardial infarction are leading causes of death in the middleaged and elderly, whereas trauma primarily affects the younger segment of the population. The three conditions are all characterized by a period of reduced blood flow either regionally in the heart or globally, and treatment strategies target ...
Zhao Ying-Zheng - - 2012
Ultrasound (US)-mediated cavitation of microbubbles has evolved into a new tool for organ-specific gene and drug delivery. This paper was to investigate the feasibility of acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) intravenous delivery to the ischemic myocardium of rats by ultrasonic microbubbles modified with heparin. Heparin modified microbubbles (HMB) were prepared ...
Khan Naveed-Ullah - - 2012
The case of a 40-year-old male with dextrocardia who presented with ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is reported. Coronary angiogram was performed after due manipulation and then successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of Left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery was done. His 9 months follow up primary PCI in ...
García-Villalón Angel Luis - - 2012
Diadenosine triphosphate (Ap3A) is a vasoactive mediator stored in platelet granules that may be released during coronary ischemia-reperfusion. To study its coronary effects in such circumstances, rat hearts were perfused in a Langendorff preparation and the coronary response to Ap3A (10(-7)-10(-5) mol/L) was recorded. Both at basal coronary resting tone ...
Rengo G G Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Telese Terme (BN), - - 2012
We investigated whether β(2) -adrenoceptor overexpression could promote angiogenesis and improve blood perfusion and left ventricular (LV) remodeling of the failing heart. We explored the angiogenic effects of β(2) -adrenoceptor overexpression in a rat model of post-myocardial infarction (MI) heart failure (HF). Cardiac adenoviral-mediated β(2) -adrenoceptor overexpression was obtained via ...
Lunder Mojca - - 2012
Water-soluble polymeric 3-alkylpyridinum salts (poly-APS), isolated from the marine sponge Reniera sarai, are natural products with promising biomedical applications. However, their ability to form nonspecific cell membrane pores raises safety issues. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the direct toxic effects of poly-APS on the cardiovascular ...
Biwer Lauren A - - 2012
AIM: We have demonstrated that short-term angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition in adult spontaneously hypertensive rats produces cardiac changes that persist following cessation of treatment that result in a reduced inflammatory, proliferative and fibrotic response to the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor N(ω) -Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). The present study examines ...
Xu Xiangbin - - 2012
Cardiac fibrosis is a hallmark of heart disease and plays a vital role in cardiac remodeling during heart diseases including hypertensive heart disease. Hexarelin is one of a series of synthetic growth hormone secretagogues (GHS) possessing a variety of cardiovascular effects via action on GHS receptors (GHS-R). However, the role ...
Knapp Małgorzata - - 2012
It is known that the ratio, the level of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)/the level of ceramide (CER) determines survival of the cells. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of myocardial infarction on the level of different sphingolipids in the uninfarcted area. The experiments were carried out on ...
Angelone T - - 2012
Chromogranin A (CgA), a major component of the chromaffin granules, is co-stored and co-released with catecholamines. It is also expressed in extra-adrenal sites, including the heart. In the rat, CgA localizes in atrial myoendocrine cells, associated with Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP), and in the conduction system. In the human heart ...
Hawat Ghayda - - 2012
The opening of unapposed connexin 43 hemichannels (Cx43Hc) under ischemic stress leads to cell death and irreversible tissue injury. Here, we investigate for the first time in vivo the cardioprotective potentials of two unique Cx43 structural-mimetic peptides (Cx43MPs) presumed specific blockers of Cx43Hc, Gap26 and Gap27, when injected intravenously using ...
Wang Qiang - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To assess effects of postconditioning with the vagal stimulation (VS) on the local and systematic inflammatory responses to acute myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). METHODS: Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into three groups: sham group, ischemia reperfusion group (IR group), and postconditioning with the VS group (POVS ...
Ravi Swathi S Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30332, - - 2012
Ischemic heart disease is a leading cause of death, with few options to retain ventricular function following myocardial infarction. Hematopoietic-derived progenitor cells contribute to angiogenesis and tissue repair following ischemia reperfusion injury. Motivated by the role of bone marrow extracellular matrix (BM-ECM) in supporting the proliferation and regulation of these ...
Pan Zhenwei - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Cardiac interstitial fibrosis is a major cause of the deteriorated performance of the heart in patients with chronic myocardial infarction. MicroRNAs have recently been proven a novel class of regulators of cardiovascular diseases, including those associated with cardiac fibrosis. This study aimed to explore the role of miR-101 in ...
Zhao Tieqiang - - 2012
AIMS: The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family contains four major isoforms and three receptor subtypes. The expressions of each VEGF isoform and receptor subtype in cardiac repair/remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) remain uncertain and are investigated in the current study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Temporal and spatial expressions of VEGF ...
Rudz Radoslaw - - 2012
The present study was carried out to examine whether acute experimental myocardial infarction affects the sympathetic transmission to vessels and to the heart of pithed rats via a presynaptic mechanism and, if so, to check whether inhibitory presynaptic cannabinoid receptor(s) and endocannabinoids are involved in this response. In pithed and ...
Tissier Renaud - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction is critical following ischemic disorders. Our goal was to determine whether mild hypothermia could limit this dysfunction through per-ischemic inhibition of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. METHODS: First, ROS production was evaluated during simulated ischemia in an vitro model of isolated rat cardiomyocytes at hypothermic (32°C) vs ...
Uryash Arkady - - 2012
AIMS: Whole body periodic acceleration (pGz) is achieved with a motorized platform that moves the supine body with repetitive, sinusoidal head to foot motion. This increases pulsatile shear stress to the endothelium thereby activating endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) to produce increased release of nitric oxide (eNO). The current investigation ...
Bachner-Hinenzon Noa - - 2012
Myocardial infarction (MI) injury extends from the endocardium towards the epicardium. This phenomenon should be taken into consideration in the detection of MI. To study the extent of damage at different stages of MI, we hypothesized that measurement of layer-specific strain will allow better delineation of the MI extent than ...
Chan Kathy Yuen Yee - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Thrombopoietin (TPO) protects against heart damages by doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in animal models. We aimed to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of TPO for treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) in a rat model and explored the mechanisms in terms of the genome-wide transcriptional profile, TPO downstream protein signals, and bone marrow ...
Rungatscher Alessio - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To compare the effect of δ-opioid receptor agonist, d-Ala2-d-Leu5 enkephalin (DADLE) with normothermic control and therapeutic hypothermia on post resuscitation myocardial function in a model of extracorporeal life support (ECLS). METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced in male Wistar rats. After 10min of untreated VF, venoarterial ECLS was instituted ...
Fang Cheng-Hu - - 2012
Human amniotic epithelial cells (h-AECs), which have various merits as a cell source for cell therapy, are known to differentiate into cardiomyocytes in vitro. However, the ability of h-AECs to differentiate into cardiomyocytes in vivo, and their cell transplantation effects on myocardial infarction, are still unknown. In this study, we ...
Katayama Minako - - 2012
Myocardial reperfusion following ischemia may paradoxically cause additional injury, including microvascular damage and edema. These structural alterations augment tissue echogenicity, which is measurable by ultrasonic integrated backscatter (IB). We sought to characterize alterations in myocardial IB in an ischemic and reperfused region of the rat heart. Myocardial IB of the ...
El-Helou Viviane - - 2012
During tissue healing, the primary role of myofibroblasts involves the synthesis and deposition of collagen. However, it has also been reported that selective populations of myofibroblasts can acquire the phenotype and/or differentiate to other cells types. The present study tested the hypothesis that myofibroblasts isolated from the scar of the ...
Wei Feng - - 2012
Electrophysiological properties of implanted mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in infarcted hearts remain unclear, and their proarrhythmic effect is still controversial. The intent of this study was to investigate electrophysiological properties and proarrhythmic effects of MSCs in infarcted hearts. Rats were randomly divided into a myocardial infarction (MI) group, a MI-DMEM ...
Fujimoto Kazuro L - - 2012
Placement of an elastic biodegradable patch onto a subacute myocardial infarct (MI) provides temporary elastic support that may act to effectively alter adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling processes. Two weeks after permanent left coronary ligation in Lewis rats, the infarcted anterior wall was covered with polyester urethane urea (MI + PEUU; n = ...
Azevedo Paula S - - 2012
The objective of this study was to determine the early echocardiographic predictors of elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) after a long follow-up period in the infarcted rat model. Five days and three months after surgery, sham and infarcted animals were subjected to transthoracic echocardiography. Regression analysis and receiver-operating characteristic ...
de Tombe Pieter P - - 2012
A classical paper published by Michael Barany almost 50 years ago demonstrated a tight correlation between the mechanical parameter of maximal velocity of shortening and the biochemical parameter of myosin ATPase activity in a wide spectrum of species. Here, we review the determinants of muscle dynamics by mechanical load and the ...
Salling Henrik K - - 2012
GLP-1(7-36)amide (GLP-1) is an intestinal hormone with effects on glucose metabolism and feeding behavior, including insulinotropic, insulinomimetic, glucagonostatic and anorectic actions. In experimental settings, GLP-1 has also been shown to diminish infarct size following heart ischemia-reperfusion. GLP-1 analogs with extended half-lives are continuously being developed against type 2 diabetes mellitus. ...
Ishihara Yasuhiro - - 2012
We previously reported the administration of a potent cytochrome P450 inhibitor, sulfaphenazole (SPZ), to suppress oxidative stress and the extension of myocardial infarct size in a rat model of cardiac ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of SPZ on the myocardial cell apoptosis induced ...
Mebazaa Alexandre - - 2012
AimsBiochemical marker testing has improved the evaluation and management of patients with cardiovascular diseases over the past decade. Natriuretic peptides (NPs), used in clinical practice to assess cardiac dysfunction, exhibit many limitations, however. We used an unbiased proteomics approach for the discovery of novel diagnostic plasma biomarkers of heart failure ...
Zaitone Sawsan A - - 2012
Several reports highlighted the cardioprotective effect of statins after different types of ischemic injury. We studied the effect of rosuvastatin on acute myocardial infarction induced experimentally in rats focusing on angiogenesis as a potential mechanism underlying the drug effect. Acute myocardial infarction was induced by injecting the rats with two ...
Hirano Emi - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that erythromycin (EM), a major macrolide antibiotic, has many biological functions in addition to the anti-bacterial actions, including anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging actions. However, the effects of the drug upon inflammatory myocardial diseases are unknown. We tested the hypothesis that EM ameliorates experimental autoimmune myocarditis ...
Yan Lihui - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The authors investigated the cardioprotection afforded by postconditioning with intravenous infusion of emulsified isoflurane in a rat model in vivo and determined the role of Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway in such procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were subjected to a 30-min coronary artery occlusion ...
Lujan Heidi L - - 2012
Midthoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with enhanced sympathetic support of heart rate as well as myocardial damage related to calcium overload. The myocardial damage may elicit an enhanced sympathetic support of contractility to maintain ventricular function. In contrast, the level of inotropic drive may be reduced to match ...
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