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Francis Charles K - - 2011
Background: During implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion, induced ventricular fibrillation followed by test shocks (defibrillation threshold testing [DFT]) is utilized to confirm effective device function. The effect of DFT on ventricular function is uncertain. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a marker of ventricular dysfunction and hemodynamic stress. We hypothesized that DFT ...
Liehn Elisa A - - 2011
Here we assess the intrinsic functions of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 in remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) using Cxcr4 heterozygous (Cxcr4(+/-)) mice. Myocardial necrosis triggers complex remodeling and inflammatory changes. The chemokine CXCL12 has been implicated in protection and therapeutic regeneration after MI through recruiting angiogenic outgrowth cells, improving neovascularization ...
Cetin Ilker - - 2011
Abstract Objective: It was aimed to assess myocardial damage in infants due to perinatal hypoxia. Methods: The findings of 29 infants with perinatal hypoxia and 20 healthy infants were compared. Blood gas analysis, serum laktate, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), troponin T (cTnT), creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) ...
Sossalla Samuel - - 2011
Ranolazine which is currently approved as an antianginal agent reduces the Na-dependent Ca overload via inhibition of the late sodium current (late I(Na)) and thus improves diastolic tone and oxygen handling during myocardial ischemia. According to accumulating evidence ranolazine also exerts beneficial effects on diastolic and systolic heart failure where ...
Vestergaard Peter - - 2011
We studied the association between bisphosphonate use and risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or atherosclerosis of the coronary vessels using a nationwide retrospective cohort from Denmark. All users of bisphosphonates and other drugs against osteoporosis between 1996 and 2006 (n = 103,562) comprised the exposed group and three age- and gender-matched ...
Cannon Louis A - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: The SPIRIT Small Vessel (SV) was designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the 2.25 mm XIENCE V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System (EECSS), known as the XIENCE nano EECSS, in subjects with small vessels and ischemic heart disease. BACKGROUND: The core sizes of XIENCE V EECSS are ...
Sarma Satyam - - 2011
PPAR agonists represent a heterogeneous group of compounds that have been used in the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases for over thirty years. While the primary indications for PPAR agonist therapy focus on hyperlipidemia and diabetes, there is a growing body of pre-clinical data that suggests they may be ...
Ohtani Keisuke - - 2011
Aldosterone is implicated in the pathogenesis of several cardiovascular diseases, including ischemia reperfusion (I/R) and myocardial infarction, and also causes oxidative stress and inflammation in cardiovascular systems. Benidipine, a long-acting T- and L-type calcium channel blocker, reduces infarct size following myocardial I/R in rabbits. Benidipine also inhibits the production of ...
Huo Yunlong - - 2012
Myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR), an important index of coronary stenosis, is measured by a pressure sensor guidewire. The determination of FFR, only based on the dimensions (lumen diameters and length) of stenosis and hyperaemic coronary flow with no other ad hoc parameters, is currently not possible. We propose an ...
Szardien Sebastian - - 2011
AimsAortic stenosis causes cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, which often persists despite pressure unloading after aortic valve replacement. The persistence of myocardial fibrosis in particular leads to impaired cardiac function and increased mortality. We investigated whether granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) beneficially influences cardiac remodelling after pressure unloading.Methods and resultsLeft ventricular hypertrophy ...
Kottenberg E - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) of the myocardium by limb ischemia/reperfusion may mitigate cardiac damage, but its interaction with the anesthetic regimen is unknown. We tested whether RIPC is associated with differential effects depending on background anesthesia. Specifically, we hypothesized that RIPC during isoflurane anesthesia attenuates myocardial injury in patients ...
Cho Yun-Hyeong - - 2011
Many approaches have shown beneficial effects of modified mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of infarcted myocardium, but have primarily focused on enhancing the survival of transplanted MSCs. Here, we show the dual benefits of periostin-overexpressing MSCs (p-MSCs) for infarcted myocardium. P-MSCs led to the marked histological and functional recovery ...
Simpson David L - - 2011
The application of tissue engineering (TE) practices for cell delivery offers a unique approach to cellular cardiomyoplasty. We hypothesized that human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) applied to the heart in a collagen matrix would outperform the same cells grown in a monolayer and directly injected for cardiac cell replacement after ...
Hoke Nicholas N - - 2011
RATIONALE: Enhancing the therapeutic potential of stem cells in ischemic microenvironments by novel preconditioning strategies is critical for improving cellular therapy. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that inhibition of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) with sildenafil (Viagra) or knockdown with a silencing vector in adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) would improve their survival ...
Lee Jae Hyuk - - 2011
AIM OF THE STUDY: Post-resuscitation therapeutic hypothermia has been recommended because of its neuroprotective effects. However, a few studies have reported the effects of therapeutic hypothermia on the heart, especially in ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. The aim of this study was to determine whether therapeutic hypothermia attenuates post-resuscitation myocardial injury ...
Catena C - - 2011
Recent views suggest that long-term exposure to elevated aldosterone concentrations might result in cardiac, vascular, renal, and metabolic sequelae that occur independent of the blood pressure level. Indirect evidence of the untoward effects of aldosterone on the heart has been clearly established in clinical studies that have tested the effects ...
Galaup Ariane - - 2011
BACKGROUND: -Increased permeability, predominantly controlled by endothelial junction stability, is an early event in the deterioration of vascular integrity in ischemic disorders. Hemorrhage, edema and inflammation are the main features of reperfusion injuries, as observed in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Thus, preservation of vascular integrity is fundamental in ischemic heart ...
Yazdani Saami K - - 2011
Aims: The objective of this study was to investigate the structural integrity and early vascular response of a polylactic acid-coated (i.e., biodegradable polymer) coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) (BioMatrix™; Biosensors International, Singapore) to three currently marketed FDA/CE- mark approved non-erodible polymer-coated DES in a porcine model. Methods and results: BioMatrix™, XIENCE ...
Lal Hind - - 2012
The molecular pathways that regulate the extent of ischemic injury and post-myocardial infarction (MI) remodeling are not well understood. We recently demonstrated that glycogen synthase kinase-3α (GSK-3α) is critical to the heart's response to pressure overload. However, the role, if any, of GSK-3α in regulating ischemic injury and its consequences ...
Ahlsson Anders - - 2012
OBJECTIVE Adenosine as an additive in blood cardioplegia is cardioprotective in animal studies, but its clinical role in myocardial protection remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the addition of adenosine in continuous cold blood cardioplegia would enhance myocardial protection. METHODS In a prospective double-blind study ...
Fleck Thilo - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The Cardio QP™ oesophageal Doppler monitor measures the velocity time integral of the blood flow in the descending aorta. Based on system integrated normograms of the aortic cross-sectional area of a paediatric population, the cardiac output is calculated and displayed. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the capability of the Cardio QP™ ...
Culp William C - - 2012
To assess the efficacy of dodecafluoropentane emulsion (DDFPe), a nanodroplet emulsion with significant oxygen transport potential, in decreasing infarct volume in an insoluble-emboli rabbit stroke model. New Zealand White rabbits (N = 64; weight, 5.1 ± 0.50 kg) underwent angiography and received embolic spheres in occluded internal carotid artery branches. ...
Turfan Murat - - 2011
A 72 year-old woman was admitted with a one-week history of weakness, right limb pain and progressive breathlessness. Her blood pressure was 60/40mmHg, ECG showed inverted T waves in the precordial leads and incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB). Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large serpentine mobile mass across the atrial ...
Lim Ki Moo - - 2012
Left ventricular-assist devices (LVADs) are used to supply blood to the body of patients with heart failure. Pressure unloading is greater for counter-pulsating LVADs than for continuous LVADs. However, several clinical trials have demonstrated that myocardial recovery is similar for both types of LVAD. This study examined the contractile energy ...
Ayala Pedro - - 2011
Increasing evidence indicates that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is involved in various diseases. In the human heart, ischemia/reperfusion has been correlated to ER stress, and several markers of the unfolded protein response (UPR) participate during cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. Here, we used isoproterenol (ISO) injection as a model for in ...
Milberg Peter - - 2011
G-CSF (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) treatment has been shown to cause beneficial effects including a reduction of inducible arrhythmias in rodent models of ischemic cardiomyopathy. The aim of the present study was to test whether these effects do also apply to pacing-induced non-ischemic heart failure. In 24 female rabbits, heart failure ...
Kagawa Yuzo - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The current development of serological biomarkers allows detection of smaller myocardial necrosis and early acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We evaluated the relevance of the heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) assay, which has recently been approved in Japan, for early diagnosis of AMI as compared with the sensitive troponin ...
Mazières Guillaume G - - 2011
AIM:: Describe the interaction between the use of mild induced hypothermia and acute diffuse coronary spasm. METHODS:: We report the case of a 52-yr-old Caucasian woman resuscitated after initial cardiac arrest, with normal postresuscitation electrocardiogram, sufficient hemodynamic conditions, and decreased level of consciousness, who received mild induced hypothermia to reduce ...
Koopmann Tamara T - - 2011
PURPOSE: Nonsense mutations that create premature termination codons (PTC) leading to disease by a mechanism of haploinsufficiency are relatively common in the SCN5A gene encoding the major sodium channel in heart. PTCs in SCN5A are associated with isolated conduction disease and Brugada syndrome (BrS). Pharmacological therapy does not exist for ...
Balakumar Pitchai - - 2011
Ischemic heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Myocardial ischemia results in reduced coronary flow, followed by diminished oxygen and nutrient supply to the heart. Reperfusion to an ischemic myocardium often augments the ischemic damage, known as ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Number of studies demonstrated that the hyperlipidemic myocardium ...
Zou Yunzeng - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Qiliqiangxin (QL), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in the treatment of chronic heart failure. However, whether QL can benefit cardiac remodeling in the hypertensive state is unknown. We here examined the effects of QL on the development of cardiac hypertrophy through comparing those of Losartan in C57B/L6 ...
Le D Elizabeth - - 2011
AIMS: Regadenoson is comparable to adenosine in pharmacologic radionuclide stress tests but has not been studied with stress myocardial contrast echocardiography. This study assessed the haemodynamic profile and ability of regadenoson, a novel selective A(2A) receptor agonist, to detect coronary artery stenosis during myocardial contrast echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial ...
Mozaffarian Dariush - - 2011
We reviewed available evidence for cardiovascular effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) consumption, focusing on long chain (seafood) n-3 PUFA, including their principal dietary sources, effects on physiological risk factors, potential molecular pathways and bioactive metabolites, effects on specific clinical endpoints, and existing dietary guidelines. Major dietary sources include ...
Dai Bo - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of scar tissue composition on engraftment of progenitor cells into infarcted myocardium. Scar tissue formation after myocardial infarction creates a barrier that severely compromises tissue regeneration, limiting potential functional recovery. In vitro: A tricell patch (Tri-P) was created from peritoneum ...
Tilling Lindsey - - 2011
Recently, it has been suggested that erythropoietin may be useful in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure. This may be by improving microvascular blood supply and ventricular function through prevention of apoptosis and angiogenesis. Promising results were seen in animals but the few, limited clinical trials have shown ...
Buss Sebastian J - - 2011
The attenuation of adverse myocardial remodeling and pathological left ventricular hypertrophy is one of the hallmarks for improving prognosis after myocardial infarction. The protein kinase Akt plays a central role in regulating cardiac hypertrophy, but in vivo effects of chronic pharmacologic inhibition of Akt are unknown. We investigated the effect ...
Yin Yongqiang - - 2011
The mechanism(s) by which taurine magnesium coordination compound (TMCC) inhibits experimental arrhythmias remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of TMCC against cesium chloride-induced arrhythmia in the rabbit heart and find whether the antiarrhythmic activity is related to inhibition of sodium current. Early afterdepolarization ...
Hullinger Thomas G - - 2012
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Because endogenous cardiac repair mechanisms are not sufficient for meaningful tissue regeneration, MI results in loss of cardiac tissue and detrimental remodeling events. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression in a sequence dependent manner. Our previous ...
Tamargo Juan - - 2011
Heart failure is associated with significant morbidity and mortality despite significant advances in therapies developed for it. Because impaired cardiac contractility plays a central role in systolic HF, drugs increasing cardiac contractility (positive inotropics) have been widely used for HF treatment. Conventional inotropics that increase cAMP and intracellular Ca2+ levels ...
Gomez Nelson - - 2011
AIMS: Recent studies indicate that brain natriuretic peptide (BNP(1-32)) may be truncated into BNP(3-32) by dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP4) and that BNP(3-32) has reduced biological activities compared with BNP(1-32). We investigated if DPP4 contributes to the cardiorenal alterations and to the attenuated response to BNP seen in heart failure. METHODS ...
Kunz Sebastian N - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Cardiac-related injuries caused by blunt chest trauma remain a severe problem. The aim of this study was to investigate pathophysiological changes in the heart that might arise after behind armor blunt trauma or impacts of nonlethal projectiles. METHODS:: Sixteen pigs were shot directly at the sternum with "Sponge Round ...
Yang Yanmin - - 2011
The purpose was to investigate whether MnCl(2) can serve as an MRI contrast agent to detect chronic cryoinjury infarction in pigs in vivo and whether MnCl(2) causes significant hemodynamic disturbances. Hearts were subjected to a topical 2 min cryothermia to establish myocardial infarction (MI). Thereafter GdDTPA-enhanced MRI was performed at 0, ...
Davidavicius Giedrius - - 2011
Rapid right ventricular pacing (RRVP) at rates above 200 beats/minute is used to suppress cardiac output during balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) patients. A risk of inducing myocardial ischemia with RRVP remains, especially in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Alternatively, a transient cardiac arrest can ...
Mizumoto Hiroshi - - 2011
Objective:  To determine the usefulness of the three-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) during neonatal resuscitation. Methods:  Both pulse oximetry (PO) and ECG were applied immediately after delivery to measure heart rate (HR). We reviewed video recordings of the respective monitors, and checked the time at which each monitor started to display reliable ...
Cittadini Antonio - - 2011
AIMS: Strategies to prevent adverse left ventricular (LV) remodelling after myocardial infarction have included several traditional approaches and novel cell-based or gene therapies. Delivery of growth factors in post-infarction heart failure has emerged as a valuable alternative strategy. Our aim was to investigate the effects of sequential release of vascular ...
Stein Louis H - - 2011
This article is written not only to explore the deleterious effects of nonpulsatile flow (namely, gastrointestinal [GI] bleeding), but also to propose the novel concept that deliberate induction of nonpulsatile flow might be harnessed to produce beneficial remodeling in arteriosclerotic arteries. Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices have proven their efficacy ...
Ibrahim Michael - - 2011
The use of left ventricular assist devices to induce substantial myocardial recovery with explantation of the device, bridge to recovery (BTR), is an exciting but currently grossly underused application. Recently acquired knowledge relating to BTR and its mechanisms offers unprecedented opportunities to streamline its use and unravel some of the ...
Cobert Michael L - - 2011
Machine perfusion improves solid organ preservation for transplantation. We have demonstrated that antegrade perfusion preservation of hearts is superior to cold storage but may be limited by aortic valve incompetence. We hypothesized that retrograde perfusion (RP) through the coronary sinus may provide more reliable perfusate delivery to the heart. This ...
Ferreira Julio C B - - 2012
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) and its sequelae are leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Nitroglycerin (glyceryl trinitrate [GTN]) remains a first-line treatment for angina pectoris and acute MI. Nitroglycerin achieves its benefit by giving rise to nitric oxide (NO), which causes vasodilation and increases blood flow to the myocardium. ...
Saidi Abdulfattah - - 2011
Chemotherapy related cardiac dysfunction (CRCD) is a serious complication of anticancer therapy. CRCD can be classified into two types. Type I CRCD is exemplified by anthracyline- induced cardiac dysfunction and type II CRCD is exemplified by trastuzumab- induced cardiac dysfunction. The mechanism of cardiac toxicity in both types is not ...
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