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Blankenship James C - - 2012
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) decreases ischemic complications of acute coronary syndromes but not of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). The benefits of PCI in SIHD depend on its effect on quality of life (QoL), including angina, physical activity, and emotional well-being. PCI decreases angina and the need for anti-anginal medications, ...
Doggrell Sheila A - - 2012
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Dronedarone has been shown to reduce the composite of hospitalizations due to cardiovascular events or death, in subjects with intermittent atrial fibrillation or flutter. Recently, dronedarone has been tested in subjects with permanent atrial fibrillation in the PALLAS (permanent atrial fibrillation outcome study ...
Murawaki Ayumi - - 2012
We report a 67-year-old woman with essential thrombocytosis who developed cerebral infarction and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia during treatment for the cerebral infarction. She developed additional cerebral infarcts, acute femoral artery occlusion, and thrombophlebitis of her lower extremities. She was successfully treated with argatroban. This is the first report of a patient ...
Janse Michiel J - - 2012
Controversies regarding the genesis of the T wave in the electrocardiogram and the role of midmural M cells in the intact heart include: In normal, intact canine and human hearts there is no significant transmural gradient in repolarization times. The T wave results primarily from apico-basal differences in repolarization times. ...
Andreadou Ioanna - - 2012
AIMS: The effectiveness of postconditioning (POC) in hypercholesterolemia is in dispute. We investigated the effects of 3-day lipophilc (simvastatin) or hydrophilic (pravastatin) statin treatment, without or with POC in normocholesterolemic (Norm) and hypercholesterolemic (Chol) rabbits. METHODS AND RESULTS: Norm or Chol rabbits were subjected to 30-min ischemia and randomized in ...
Balling Louise - - 2012
Copeptin, a stable fragment of the vasopressin prohormone, has been shown to be a significant biomarker for morbidity and mortality in heart failure. The aims of this study were to evaluate the influence of plasma sodium on the prognostic significance of copeptin concentrations in heart failure outpatients and to determine ...
Perry Rebecca R Cardiac Services, Flinders Medical Centre/Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia. - - 2012
Statin therapy has been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk after myocardial infarction (MI). Using a novel technique of high-resolution transthoracic echocardiography (HRTTE), we sought to assess the statin-induced changes in left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) wall thickness in previously statin naive patients over a 12-month period. Thirty subjects underwent ...
Ducrocq Nicolas - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Myocardial depression is a frequent event during septic shock and may mimic a cardiogenic shock state with decreased cardiac output. Nevertheless, data are scarce regarding the myocardial effects of vasopressors used to treat hypotension. In this study, the authors compared the effects of three commonly used vasopressors acting on ...
Castagno Davide - - 2012
AimsThe importance of heart rate in the pathophysiology of heart failure with reduced LVEF has recently attracted attention. In particular, the findings of the Systolic Heart failure treatment with the I(f) inhibitor ivabradine Trial (SHIFT) have put special emphasis on heart rate reduction with ivabradine for improvement in clinical outcomes. ...
Wei Hong H Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, - - 2012
Chronic systemic hypertension causes cardiac pressure overload leading to increased myocardial O(2) consumption. Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is a master regulator of O(2) homeostasis. Mouse embryos lacking expression of the O(2)-regulated HIF-1α subunit die at midgestation with severe cardiac malformations and vascular regression. Here we report that Hif1a(f/f);Tie2-Cre conditional knockout ...
Rippel Radoslaw A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Heart valve disease is currently a growing problem, and demand for heart valve replacement is predicted to increase significantly in the future. Existing "gold standard" mechanical and biological prosthesis offers survival at a cost of significantly increased risks of complications. Mechanical valves may cause hemorrhage and thromboembolism, whereas biologic ...
Szabó Gábor - - 2012
Peroxynitrite, a reactive nitrogen species, has been implicated in the development of ischemia-reperfusion injury. The present study investigated the effects of the potent peroxynitrite decomposition catalyst FP15 on myocardial and endothelial function after hypothermic ischemia-reperfusion in a heterotopic rat heart transplantation model. After a 1-hour ischemic preservation and implantation of ...
Laskarin G - - 2012
Acute coronary syndrome, including myocardial infarction, can occur as a result of ischaemia-reperfusion injury caused by acute occlusion of the coronary vessel/s following the rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque. Superimposed thrombosis at the lesion obstructs blood supply to the myocardium causing myocardial necrosis and ischaemic inflammation. Although not fully described, ...
Costa Ana Paula R - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Enhanced sodium intake increases volume overload, oxidative stress and production of proinflammatory cytokines. In animal models, increased sodium intake favours ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this study was to investigate, in human subjects presenting with ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI), the impact of sodium intake prior ...
Sadeghi Masoumeh - - 2012
The aim of this study was finding the association between anti- Streptokinase (SK) levels based on previous streptococcus infection and the clinical outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among Iranian patients after SK treatment. In this prospective study, 31 consecutive patients presented to the emergency room of a referral university ...
Cheung Lily K - - 2012
Warfarin is widely used as an oral anticoagulant for the prevention and long-term treatment of venous thromboembolism and for the prevention of thromboembolic complications associated with atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement and myocardial infarction. Warfarin exerts its anticoagulation effect by inhibiting the enzymes responsible for the cyclic interconversion of vitamin ...
Gurm Gagandeep S - - 2012
This study tested the hypothesis that 4-[(18)F]fluorophenyltriphenylphosphonium ((18)F-TPP) is useful for in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) measurement of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm). Its utility as a blood flow tracer also was evaluated. Tetraphenylphosphonium is useful for in vitro measurement of ΔΨm. In vivo measurement of ΔΨm has potential value ...
Kheradvar Arash - - 2012
The study aim was to determine the effect of mitral saddle annulus and leaflet length on peak leaflet stress and transmitral flow pattern when utilizing a novel bileaflet bioprosthetic valve. A novel valve, which closely mimics the saddle annulus motion of the mitral valve was developed. A series of computational ...
Reshadat Sohyla - - 2012
To investigate the effects of acetazolamide on the ischemia-reperfused isolated hearts of 2- and 8-week-old rabbits. This study was conducted at the Kermanshah Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah, Iran from March to September 2011. Two- (n=17) and 8-week old (n=17) rabbits were separately divided into 2 control (n=9), and test ...
Yang Qing-You - - 2012
This paper reviewed the retrieved literature published in the last 10 years, regarding the mechanism of Radix Astragalus in treating heart failure, in aspects of myocardial contraction improvement, cardiac muscle cell protection, neuro-endocrinal system regulation, relative cytokine regulation, and left ventricular remodeling inhibition, etc.
Fares Hassan - - 2012
The utility of β-blockers in the treatment of hypertension has created much speculation as to their efficacy in patients with comorbid conditions, and there are concerns regarding their adverse metabolic effects. It is important to note that these findings were observed with traditional β-blockers, such as atenolol and metoprolol. The ...
Choi Byung-Joo - - 2012
Right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing induces left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony, increases the risk of persistent atrial fibrillation in the long term. The aim was to investigate the effects of RVA pacing on left atrial (LA) function, which are unknown. Echocardiographic evaluation including LV dyssynchrony based on conventional Doppler, tissue Doppler ...
Liu Li-Feng - - 2012
Several studies have indicated that miR-15a, miR-15b and miR-16 may be the important regulators of apoptosis. Since attenuate apoptosis could protect myocardium and reduce infarction size, the present study was aimed to find out whether these miRNAs participate in regulating myocardial ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury. Apoptosis in mice hearts subjected ...
Robb J Daniel JD Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2012
The treatment of pulmonary insufficiency (PI) following reconstructive surgery of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) in repair of the tetralogy of Fallot remains a significant challenge. The study aim was to establish an ovine model of dilated RVOT and PI, and to quantify the degree of PI and right ...
Tsai Min-Shan - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) and asphyxia account for most cardiac arrests but differ in cardiac arrest course, neurologic deficit, and myocardial damage. In VF resuscitation, cardiac mitochondria were known to be damaged via excess generation of reactive oxygen species. This study evaluated the difference of cardiac mitochondrial damages between VF ...
Boink Gerard J J - - 2012
Reentry accounts for most life-threatening arrhythmias, complicating myocardial infarction, and therapies that consistently prevent reentry from occurring are lacking. In this study, we compare antiarrhythmic effects of gene transfer of green fluorescent protein (GFP; sham), the skeletal muscle sodium channel (SkM1), the liver-specific connexin (Cx32), and SkM1/Cx32 in the subacute ...
Bian Zhou-Yan ZY Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, JieFang Road 238, Wuhan 430060, People's Republic of - - 2012
Cardiac hypertrophy is a response of the myocardium to increased workload and is characterised by an increase of myocardial mass and an accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM). As an ECM protein, an integrin ligand, and an angiogenesis inhibitor, all of which are key players in cardiac hypertrophy, mindin is an ...
Zhou Wei - - 2012
Augmentation of cardiac sympathetic tone during myocardial ischemia has been shown to increase myocardial oxygen demand and infarct size as well as induce arrhythmias. We previously demonstrated that electroacupuncture (EA) inhibits the visceral sympathoexcitatory cardiovascular reflex. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of EA on left ...
Frank Anja - - 2012
Myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury contributes to adverse cardiovascular outcomes after myocardial ischemia, cardiac surgery or circulatory arrest. Primarily, no blood flow to the heart causes an imbalance between oxygen demand and supply, named ischemia (from the Greek isch, restriction; and haema, blood), resulting in damage or dysfunction of the cardiac ...
Taverne Yannick J H J - - 2012
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are essential in vascular homeostasis but may contribute to vascular dysfunction when excessively produced. Superoxide anion (O(2)(·-)) can directly affect vascular tone by reacting with K(+) channels and indirectly by reacting with nitric oxide (NO), thereby scavenging NO and causing nitroso-redox imbalance. After myocardial infarction (MI), ...
Lee Youngho Y Los Angeles, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, - - 2012
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common cause of acute vasculitis and acquired cardiac disease in US children. Untreated, children may develop coronary artery aneurysms, myocardial infarction, and sudden death as a result of the illness. Up to a third of KD patients fail to respond to intravenous immunoglobulin, the ...
Blacher Jacques - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms involved in coronary stenosis evolution are different than those involved in clinical events. Because of differential vascular effects, N-3 polyunsatured fatty acids (PUFA) and B vitamins could have differential effects on different types of cardiovascular clinical events in high-risk patients. METHODS: We analyzed the effects of n-3 PUFA ...
Rittger Harald - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to define the impact of paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty for treatment of drug-eluting stent restenosis compared with uncoated balloon angioplasty alone. BACKGROUND: Drug-coated balloon angioplasty is associated with favorable results for treatment of bare-metal stent restenosis. METHODS: In this prospective, single-blind, multicenter, randomized trial, the authors randomly ...
Harmer A R - - 2012
Measurement of cardiac contractility is a logical part of pre-clinical safety assessment in a drug discovery project, particularly if a risk has been identified or is suspected based on the primary- or non-target pharmacology. However, there are limited validated assays available that can be used to screen several compounds in ...
Galassi Alfredo R - - 2012
The aim of our study was to assess coronary vasomotion after successful revascularization of chronic total occlusion (CTO). It is largely unknown whether the recovery of anterograde flow after CTO recanalization with drug-eluting stent implantation affects vascular function in distal coronary segments. One hundred consecutive CTOs successfully treated with drug-eluting ...
Arslan Fatih - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptor (TLR)-2 is an important mediator of innate immunity and ischemia/reperfusion-induced cardiac injury. We have previously shown that TLR2 inhibition reduces infarct size and improves cardiac function in mice. However, the therapeutic efficacy of a clinical grade humanized anti-TLR2 antibody, OPN-305, in a large-animal model remained to be ...
Wang Xiaohong X Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0575, - - 2012
While a wealth of data has uncovered distinct microRNA (miR) expression alterations in hypertrophic and ischaemic/reperfused (I/R) hearts, little is known about miR regulation and response to ischaemic preconditioning (IPC). We analysed miRs in murine hearts preconditioned with six cycles of 4 min ischaemia via coronary artery occlusion, followed by ...
Samper E - - 2012
Acute myocardial infarction is a major problem of world public health and available treatments have limited efficacy. Cardiac cell therapy is a new therapeutic strategy focused on regeneration and repair of the injured cardiac muscle. Among different cell types used, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been widely tested in preclinical ...
Ito Tsuyoshi - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -The potential of multislice computed tomography (MSCT) to enable prediction of patients with coronary spasm has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the morphological features on MSCT at the site of ergonovine-induced epicardial spasm could be used as diagnostic criteria for coronary spasm. ...
Aslanger Emre - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Contrast medium-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a well-known complication of coronary angiographic procedures, especially in patients treated with primary angioplasty. To prevent CIN, we examined using a local application of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for the prevention of CIN during primary angioplasty. We hypothesized that a local application of NAC into the ...
Moberly Steven P - - 2012
We examined the acute dose-dependent effects of intracoronary glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 (7-36) on coronary vascular tone, cardiac contractile function and metabolism in normal and ischemic myocardium. Experiments were conducted in open chest, anesthetized dogs at coronary perfusion pressures (CPP) of 100 and 40 mmHg before and during intracoronary GLP-1 (7-36) ...
Hantson Philippe - - 2012
Under normal conditions, myocardial metabolism is 60-80% reliant on the oxidation of fatty acids. This can be modified by conditions such as ischemia or poisoning with specific drugs, with the myocardium becoming more dependent on carbohydrate metabolism for energy. Acute poisoning with cardiotoxic drugs may be complicated by heart failure ...
Ramadeen Andrew - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) reduce vulnerability to atrial fibrillation (AF). The effect of PUFAs given after cardiac injury has occurred is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Using a model of pacing induced cardiac injury, we investigated the time course of development of injury, and whether it was altered ...
Maruyama Yuji - - 2012
OBJECTIVESIschaemic postconditioning attenuates reperfusion injury and may be a useful adjunct to cardiac surgery. We examined the efficacy of postconditioning following ischaemic protection with cardioplegic arrest and the importance of index ischaemia and cardioplegia formulation.METHODSIsolated Langendorff-perfused rat hearts were subjected to varying durations (30, 45 or 60 min) of global (37°C) ...
Li Hai-Xia - - 2012
Steamed root of Panax ginseng C.A. Mayer, known as "red ginseng", differs from other ginseng preparations in terms of its saponin components and content, as some partly deglycosylated saponins are produced as artifacts during the steaming process. However, whether saponins derived from red ginseng (SRG) can have a protective effect ...
Salvatorelli Emanuela - - 2012
Antitumor anthracyclines like doxorubicin and epirubicin are known to cause cardiotoxicity that correlates with anthracycline accumulation in the heart. The anthracycline amrubicin has not shown cardiotoxicity in laboratory animals or in patients in approved or investigational settings; therefore, we conducted preclinical work to characterize whether amrubicin attained lower levels than ...
Portier K G - - 2012
The aim of this study was to report the cardiorespiratory events observed during coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion in a minimally invasive closed chest myocardial occlusion-reperfusion model in rhesus monkeys. We hypothesized that a minimally invasive technique may lead to fewer cardiac arrhythmias and complications. Eight male rhesus macaques 10-15 ...
Stegman Brian M - - 2012
Early observations of cardiogenic shock as a systemic clinical syndrome were first described in 1942. Today, cardiogenic shock remains the leading cause of death among patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction (MI). Mortality rates in post-MI cardiogenic shock approach 50% despite rapid revascularization, optimal medical care, and use of mechanical support. ...
Billman George E GE Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1218, USA. - - 2012
Recent clinical studies that evaluated the effects of supplemental omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) on sudden cardiac death have yielded conflicting results. Our aim was to clarify this issue using an established and clinical relevant canine model of sudden cardiac death. Susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation (VF) was evaluated using ...
Ferreira Filipa - - 2012
We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with episodes of chest pain with ST-T segment elevation and paroxysmal high-degree atrioventricular block and syncopal episodes. Coronary angiography revealed no significant atheromatous lesions. The patient was treated with nitrates and calcium channel blockers but syncopal episodes with atrioventricular block persisted. A ...
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