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O'Donoghue Michelle L - - 2011
Higher levels of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) (Lp-PLA(2)) are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and may play a causal role in atherogenesis. Darapladib inhibits Lp-PLA(2) activity in plasma and in arterial plaques and may confer clinical benefit in preventing cardiovascular events. The SOLID-TIMI 52 trial is a randomized, ...
Perrone-Filardi Pasquale - - 2011
Cardiac sympathetic activity can be assessed by (123)I-labelled meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy. Abnormalities of sympathetic cardiac activity have been shown in patients with heart failure, resulting in reduced MIBG uptake. Abnormal MIBG uptake predicts cardiac death, arrhythmias and all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure with a prognostic power incremental to ...
Hiesinger William W Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2011
Experimentally, exogenous administration of recombinant stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF) enhances neovasculogenesis and cardiac function after myocardial infarction. Smaller analogs of SDF may provide translational advantages including enhanced stability and function, ease of synthesis, lower cost, and potential modulated delivery via engineered biomaterials. In this study, computational protein design was used ...
Ustünda─č Mehmet - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: We measured the levels of neutrophil activating peptide-2 (NAP-2) and pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) patients and compared their diagnostic accuracy with cardiac troponin I (cTnI). METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study to determine the diagnostic accuracy of PTX-3, NAP-2 and cTnI for the prediction of ...
Cai Ming M Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, - - 2011
Modulation of purinergic signaling is critical to myocardial homeostasis. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (ENTPD-1; CD39) which converts the proinflammatory molecules ATP or ADP to AMP is a key regulator of purinergic modulation. However, the salutary effects of transgenic over expression of ENTPD-1 on myocardial response to ischemic injury have not ...
Assad Renato S - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Increased myocardial glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity occurs in heart failure. This study compared G6PD activity in 2 protocols of right ventricle (RV) systolic overload in young goats. METHODS: Twenty-seven goats were separated into 3 groups: sham (no overload), continuous (continuous systolic overload), and intermittent (four 12-hour periods of systolic ...
Milo-Cotter Olga - - 2011
Objectives: Recent heart failure studies have suggested that inflammatory and immune system activation are associated with increased levels of cytokines, chemokines and inflammatory proteins during acutely decompensated heart failure. The objectives of this substudy were to evaluate the role of neurohormonal and inflammatory activation in the pathogenesis and outcome of ...
Fenske Stefanie - - 2011
Rationale:The hyperpolarization-activated current I(h) that is generated by hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels (HCNs) plays a key role in the control of pacemaker activity in sinoatrial node cells of the heart. By contrast, it is unclear whether I(h) is also relevant for normal function of cardiac ventricles.Objective:To study the role of ...
Okuda Koichi - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Decreases in apical and apex activities - namely, 'apical thinning' - are a well-known phenomenon in attenuation-corrected (AC) myocardial perfusion. The aim of this study was to compare actual myocardial thickness derived from a multidetector-row computed tomography with AC myocardial perfusion count from a hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography/computed ...
Mazza Alberto - - 2011
Although Broca's aphasia (BA) may mimic different neurological illness, its sudden onset often requires an emergency approach. In this paper, the management of a case of intermittent BA occurred in a young woman without history of neurological, cardiovascular and arrhythmic diseases is discussed. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed two areas ...
Kho Changwon - - 2011
The calcium-transporting ATPase ATP2A2, also known as SERCA2a, is a critical ATPase responsible for Ca(2+) re-uptake during excitation-contraction coupling. Impaired Ca(2+) uptake resulting from decreased expression and reduced activity of SERCA2a is a hallmark of heart failure. Accordingly, restoration of SERCA2a expression by gene transfer has proved to be effective ...
Ye Yumei - - 2011
Heart disease and stroke account for 65% of the deaths in people with diabetes mellitus (DM). DM and hyperglycemia cause systemic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, a hypercoagulable state with impaired fibrinolysis and increased platelet degranulation, and reduced coronary collateral blood flow. DM also interferes with myocardial protection afforded by preconditioning and ...
Messaoudi Saloua El - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, treatment with metformin is associated with a lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, compared with alternative glucose-lowering drugs. It has been suggested that metformin might exert direct protective effects on the heart. RECENT FINDINGS: This review appraises recent experimental animal studies ...
Maurer Alan H - - 2011
Patients undergoing 2-[fluorine 18]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) whole-body oncologic positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) are studied while fasting. Cardiac FDG uptake in fasted patients has been widely reported as variable. It is important to understand the normal patterns of cardiac FDG activity that can be seen in oncologic FDG PET/CT studies. ...
Zhang Feng-Xiang - - 2011
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) necessarily produces an area of myocardial necrosis. However, the difference of the extent of myocardial injury between circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) and complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been investigated before. Twenty-nine consecutive male patients (n = ...
Gerber Yariv - - 2011
Area-level SES is independently associated with myocardial infarction (MI) prognosis, yet the mechanisms for this association remain speculative. Using a population-based cohort of MI patients, this study examined whether neighborhood SES predicts long-term trajectory of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), an established prognostic factor. Patients aged ≤65 years (n=1410) admitted to ...
Valjevac Amina - - 2011
Aim: γ-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is an independent prognostic marker for cardiac death and reinfarction in patients with coronary artery disease, but its clinical significance during early postmyocardial infarction period is unclear. Patients & methods: This short-term prospective study included 40 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in whom we determined ...
Hirata Naoyuki - - 2011
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate the effects of anesthetic precondition to protect against ischemia and reperfusion injury, but the mechanisms of ROS generation remain unclear. In this study, the authors investigated if mitochondria-targeted antioxidant (mitotempol) abolishes the cardioprotective effects of anesthetic preconditioning. Further, the authors investigated the mechanism by which ...
McCarthy Joy - - 2011
PKCε is central to cardioprotection. Sub-proteome analysis demonstrated co-localization of activated cardiac PKCε (aPKCε) with metabolic, mitochondrial, and cardioprotective modulators like hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α). aPKCε relocates to the mitochondrion, inactivating glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) to modulate glycogen metabolism, hypertrophy and HIF-1α. However, there is no established mechanistic link ...
Bhindi Ravinay - - 2011
Despite improvements in treatment, myocardial infarction (MI) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Inflammation arising from ischaemic and reperfusion injury is a key mechanism which underpins myocardial damage and impairment of cardiac function. Early growth response-1 (Egr-1) is an early immediate gene and a master regulator that has ...
Tanaka Motonao - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The existence as well as the exact genesis of left ventricular suction during rapid filling phase have been controversial. In the present study, we aimed at resolution of this problem using noninvasive and sophisticated ultrasonic methods. The clinical meaning was also documented. METHODS: Ten healthy male volunteers were examined ...
Cingolani Oscar H - - 2011
Growing in vitro evidence suggests NHE-1, a known target for reactive oxygen species (ROS), as a key mediator in cardiac hypertrophy (CH). Moreover, NHE-1 inhibition was shown effective in preventing CH and failure; so has been the case for AT1 receptor (AT1R) blockers. Previous experiments indicate that myocardial stretch promotes ...
Landini Linda - - 2011
Accept dt: August 4, 2011 Changes in clinical, biochemical and pathological variables characterize cardiovascular damage from smoking and hypertension when it acts independently. However, combined action of these major risk factors increases the rate of cardiovascular events. Ischaemic heart disease with stable effort angina, myocardial infarction and post-infarction arrhythmias may ...
Pastore Gianni - - 2011
AimsThe deleterious effects of apical right ventricular pacing has fostered the utilization of alternative pacing sites. Although right ventricular septal (RVS) sites are commonly used, the results have been controversial because of poor standardization of lead position by fluoroscopy. This study investigated the utility of a new RVS pacing technique ...
Chen Ji - - 2012
Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) may have delayed septal activation and left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony, and may improve after alcohol septal ablation (ASA). This study used phase analysis of gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) to evaluate septal activation and LV dyssynchrony in HCM patients pre- and post-ASA. Phase ...
Dupont Matthias - - 2011
Systemic venous congestion is one of the hallmarks of the syndrome of heart failure that results from activation of different deleterious neurohormonal pathways. Apart from contributing to patients' symptoms and hospital admissions, growing evidence suggests that congestion itself drives further heart failure progression. In addition, systemic venous congestion exerts detrimental ...
Campbell Robert M - - 2011
There is currently no central mandatory pediatric sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) registry in the United States. Perhaps the time is right to actively endorse and develop a pediatric SCD registry, in collaboration with other agencies, advocacy groups, and organizations. This registry, if well constructed, thorough, and validated, would serve not ...
Liao Xinxue - - 2011
Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) exhibits cardioprotective effects in myocardial ischemia reperfusion (I/‌R)-induced injury. However, the roles of oxidation and cyclooxygenase (COX) in the cardioprotection of Ang-(1-7) remain unclear. This study was conducted to investigate whether oxidation and COX were involved in the cardioprotection of Ang-(1-7) against I/‌R-induced injury in isolated rat hearts. ...
Kiss Anna K - - 2012
Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is considered to play an important part in the aetiology of coronary heart disease. Apart from ROS, neutrophils are a source of neutral endopeptidase (NEP) that inactivates protective natriuretic peptides. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro ...
Cleland John G F JG Department of Cardiology, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull, UK. - - 2011
Many patients with heart failure remain symptomatic and have a poor prognosis despite existing treatments. Decreases in myocardial contractility and shortening of ventricular systole are characteristic of systolic heart failure and might be improved by a new therapeutic class, cardiac myosin activators. We report the first study of the cardiac ...
Muñoz Mauricio A MA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, - - 2011
Neuronal modulation of the sinoatrial node (SAN) plays a crucial role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial arrhythmias (AF), although the exact mechanisms remain unclear. We used a computer model of a rabbit right atrium (RA) with a heterogeneous SAN and detailed ionic current descriptions for atrial and SAN ...
Hillock Richard J - - 2012
Transvenous pacing has revolutionized the management of patients with potentially life-threatening bradycardias and at its most basic level ensures rate support to maintain cardiac output. However, we have known for at least a decade that pacing from the right ventricle (RV) apex can induce left ventricle (LV) dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, ...
Reilly Svetlana N SN Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, - - 2011
An altered nitric oxide-redox balance has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). Statins inhibit NOX2-NADPH oxidases and prevent postoperative AF but are less effective in AF secondary prevention; the mechanisms underlying these findings are poorly understood. By using goat models of pacing-induced AF or of atrial structural ...
Bradley Chris P - - 2011
BACKGROUND: -Ischemic ventricular fibrillation (VF) in experimental models has been shown to progress through a series of stages. Progression of ischemic VF in the in vivo human heart has not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: -We studied 10 patients undergoing cardiac surgery. VF was induced by burst pacing. After 30 ...
Xuan Wanling - - 2011
Aims Fractalkine (FKN) is a newly identified membrane-bound chemokine, its role in myocardial ischemia and heart failure is largely unknown. We attempted to investigate the role of FKN in myocardial ischemia and ischemia or pressure overload-induced ventricular remodeling and heart failure. Methods and Results FKN-induced changes of heart failure-related genes ...
Saini-Chohan Harjot K - - 2011
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) results in right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy followed by right heart failure and an associated mitochondrial dysfunction. The phospholipid, cardiolipin, plays a key role in maintaining mitochondrial respiratory and cardiac function via modulation of the activities of enzymes involved in oxidative phosphorylation. In this ...
Tamareille Sophie - - 2011
Local ischemic postconditioning (IPost) and remote ischemic perconditioning (RIPer) are promising methods to decrease ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. We tested whether the use of the two procedures in combination led to an improvement in cardioprotection through a higher activation of survival signaling pathways. Rats exposed to myocardial I/R were allocated to ...
Chen Rong - - 2011
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) α and PPARγ ligands can attenuate myocardial fibrosis. Osthole, an active constituent isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, may be a dual PPARα/γ agonist, but there has been no report on its effect on myocardial fibrosis. In the present study, we investigated the ...
Climent Andreu M - - 2011
The aim of the this study is to describe a methodological architecture for the generation of realistic atrial to atrial activation intervals (AA) during atrial fibrillation (AF), which can be used to investigate the role of the fibrillatory process in the ventricular response during AF. In this study, a methodology ...
Cheskes Sheldon - - 2011
Abstract Introduction. Few systems worldwide have achieved the benchmark time of less than 90 minutes from emergency medical services (EMS) contact to balloon inflation (E2B) for patients sustaining ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We describe a successful EMS systems approach using a combination of paramedic and 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) software ...
Shah Abdul Jabbar - - 2011
This investigation was aimed to probe the pharmacological base of medicinal use of Acorus calamus in ischemic heart diseases. Effect on heart parameters was studied in isolated rabbit heart while coronary vasodilator effect was studied in isolated bovine coronary arterial rings, suspended in tissue baths filled with Krebs solution, maintained ...
Harvey Pamela A - - 2011
The heart exhibits remarkable adaptive responses to a wide array of genetic and extrinsic factors to maintain contractile function. When compensatory responses are not sustainable, cardiac dysfunction occurs, leading to cardiomyopathy. The many forms of cardiomyopathy exhibit a set of overlapping phenotypes reflecting the limited range of compensatory responses that ...
Wang Xin - - 2011
Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) is a major cause for the events of cardiovascular disease. Oxidative stress plays a critical role in the development of ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. As a potent antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid (LA) has been shown to provide a benefit for the inhibition of IR injury and inhibit reactive oxygen ...
Maesen Bart - - 2012
Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most frequent complications of cardiac surgery and an important predictor of patient morbidity as well as of prolonged hospitalization. It significantly increases costs for hospitalization. Insights into the pathophysiological factors causing POAF have been provided by both experimental and clinical investigations and ...
Hoch Melanie - - 2011
Anticancer therapies, such as targeting of STAT3 or the use of anthracyclins (doxorubicin), can induce cardiomyopathy. In mice prone to developing heart failure as a result of reduced cardiac STAT3 expression (cardiomyocyte-restricted deficiency of STAT3) or treatment with doxorubicin, we observed impaired endothelial differentiation capacity of Sca-1(+) cardiac progenitor cells ...
Huang Chunyan - - 2011
Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1) has been reported to mediate cardioprotection through the mobilization of stem cells into injured tissue and an increase in local angiogenesis after myocardial infarction. However, little is known regarding whether SDF-1 induces acute protection following global myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury and if so, by what molecular ...
Gakuba Clement - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke usually involves recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rtPA)-mediated thrombolysis in anesthetized patients. Paradoxically, differential influences of anesthetic agents on thrombolysis outcome remain unknown. METHODS: In situ thrombotic stroke was induced in mice by local injection of thrombin. Four hours after the ischemic onset, ...
Soltysinska Ewa - - 2011
It is uncertain if downregulation of β-adrenoceptor signaling pathway is promoted by an enhanced adrenergic tone at an early stage of cardiac disease, or it develops secondary to detrimental local myocardial changes in advanced heart failure. We examined the integrity of β-adrenoceptor signaling pathway upon chronic infusion of isoproterenol, a ...
Pokorný J - - 2011
The most common cause of sudden cardiac death is ventricular fibrillation (VF). In addition to the status, size and location of the ventricular focus, a major pathogenic mechanism triggering VF is autonomic dysbalance (disturbance). This term refers to a wide range of reflex changes in the ratio of sympathetic to ...
Lee Rachel - - 2011
A Holter monitor is a portable way of taking an electrical trace of your heartbeat over a period of time (usually 24 hours) while you go about your normal day-to-day activities. The machine records this trace so that a technician and cardiologist (heart doctor) can review your heart rhythm and ...
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