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Mahfouz Ragab A RA Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. - - 2013
We aimed to assess the relation of fractional pulse pressure (PPf) to aortic stiffness index and their impact on coronary fl ow reserve (CFR) and left ventricular diastolic function in asymptomatic diabetic patients. One hundred and thirty five consecutive asymptomatic diabetic patients (aged 48.8 ± 7.84 years), were included. CFR ...
Dyverfeldt Petter P Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. - - 2013
The authors sought to measure the turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) in the ascending aorta of patients with aortic stenosis and to assess its relationship to irreversible pressure loss. Irreversible pressure loss caused by energy dissipation in post-stenotic flow is an important determinant of the hemodynamic significance of aortic stenosis. The ...
Gölz Leonie L Department of Neurosurgery, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Warener Straße 7, 12686, Berlin, - - 2013
Modern ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) are programmable, which enables clinicians to adjust valve-pressure according to their patients' individual needs. The aim of this retrospective analysis is to evaluate indications for valve-pressure adjustments in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Patients operated between 2004 and 2011 diagnosed with iNPH were included. Kiefer-Scale was ...
Corno Antonio Francesco AF School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, University Sains Malaysia , Kubang Kerian, Kelantan , - - 2013
Surgically induced, combined volume and pressure overload has been used in rabbits to create a simplified and reproducible model of acute left ventricular (LV) failure. New Zealand white male rabbits (n = 24, mean weight 3.1 ± 0.2 kg) were randomly assigned to either the Control group (n = 10) or to the Heart Failure group (HF, ...
Chen Hsing I - - 2012
Arterial hemodynamic assessments with technique of spectral analysis can obtain complete hemodynamic parameters including steady and pulsatile components. The steady parameters include arterial pressure (AP), heart rate, cardiac output, stroke volume and total peripheral resistance (TPR). Parameters of pulsatile hemodynamics are characteristic impedance (Zc), arterial compliance (Cm) and pulse wave ...
Abbas Amr E - - 2012
The clinical severity of aortic stenosis (AS) is based largely on symptoms. However, AS severity is primarily determined by estimating the aortic valve area (AVA) and pressure gradients (ΔP). Conditions may arise in which there is a mismatch in severity between AVA and ΔP determinations secondary to errors in measurement ...
Sayin M R - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of the new generation β-blocker anti-hypertensive drugs carvedilol and nebivolol on aortic elastic properties which are important indicators of hypertension-related morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A total of 50 patients who had been diagnosed with stage 1 hypertension according to the Joint ...
Patsalis Polykarpos C - - 2012
Aims: Residual paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is common. We therefore evaluated incidence, determinants and outcome of PAR after TAVI. Methods and results: Data from 167 consecutive transcatheter TAVI patients were analysed. PAR was graded by angiography and the pressure gradient between diastolic aortic pressure ...
Amir Gabriel - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) is performed in neonates either by direct cannulation (DC) or indirect cannulation (IC) of the innominate artery. IC is achieved by a graft sutured to the innominate artery or advancement of a cannula through the ascending aorta into the innominate artery, whereas DC is performed ...
Fitzgerald Robert S - - 2012
This study aimed to determine the roles played by the autonomic interoreceptors, the carotid bodies (cbs) and the aortic bodies (abs) in anesthetized, paralyzed, artificially ventilated cats' response to systemic hypoxemia. Four 15min challenges stimulated each of 15 animals: (1) hypoxic hypoxia (10%O(2) in N(2); HH) in the intact (int) ...
Valenzuela Maria-Pau MP Nephrology Service, UDIAT, Corporació Parc Taulí and Departament de Medicina, Institut Universitari Parc Taulí (UAB), Parc Taulí S/N, 08208 Sabadell, - - 2013
Membrane bioincompatibility was demonstrated by successive white blood cell counts and C3a generation. Pulse wave analysis was obtained by applanation tonometry (SphygmoCor) in a sequential way: basal, after 30 minutes with nul ultrafiltration, and after a complete dialysis with ultrafiltration. At 15 minutes of haemodialysis, significant decrease in leukocyte count ...
Kim Sung-Jin - - 2012
This paper reveals a critical limitation in the electro-hydraulic analogy between a microfluidic membrane-valve (μMV) and an electronic transistor. Unlike typical transistors that have similar on and off threshold voltages, in hydraulic μMVs, the threshold pressures for opening and closing are significantly different and can change, even for the same ...
Altun Battal - - 2012
Hypertensive patients have strong evidence of endothelial dysfunction. We aimed to explore the relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and arterial stiffness parameters in hypertensive patients. The study population included 109 hypertensive patients (63 females, 46 males). Arterial stiffness measures including pulse wave velocity, augmentation index, and central aortic pressure were ...
Hata Mitsumasa - - 2012
We report the relationship between rapid aortic enlargement of chronic type B aortic dissection and sleep disorder due to anxiety after Tohoku disaster. Five patients underwent surgical procedures due to rapid aortic enlargement after the earthquake disaster. They reported that their morning blood pressure increased to approximately 190 mm Hg after ...
King Sibella G - - 2012
Aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) are independent predictors of cardiovascular risk and mortality, but little is known about the effect of air temperature changes on these variables. Our study investigated the effect of exposure to whole-body mild-cold on measures of arterial stiffness (aortic and brachial PWV), ...
Sincer Isa - - 2012
Aortic stiffness is increased in patients with sustained hypertension (SH). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between aortic elastic properties and masked hypertension (MH). We evaluated aortic elastic properties in 35 individuals with MH, 35 patients with SH, and 35 normotensive healthy volunteers using transthoracic Doppler ...
Figueroa Arturo - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Postmenopausal women have increased arterial stiffness (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity [baPWV]) and wave reflection. L-Citrulline supplementation reduces baPWV but not brachial blood pressure. Peripheral vasodilators decrease wave reflection amplitude or second systolic peak (SBP2) in radial artery and aorta, which are related to aortic systolic blood pressure (SBP). We ...
Rahbar Elaheh E Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3120, - - 2012
Lymph flow depends on both the rate of lymph production by tissues and the extent of passive and active pumping. Here we aim to characterize the passive mechanical properties of a lymphangion in both mid-lymphangion and valve segments to assess regional differences along a lymphangion, as well as evaluating its ...
Iwata Shinichi S Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, - - 2013
Aortic valve calcification (AVC) without outflow obstruction (stenosis) is common in the elderly and increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although high blood pressure (BP) measured at the doctor's office is known to be associated with AVC, little is known about the association between 24-hour ambulatory BP (ABP) ...
Heim Abigael - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: The systolic augmentation index (sAix), calculated from the central aortic pulse wave (reconstructed from the noninvasive recording of the radial pulse with applanation tonometry), is widely used as a simple index of central arterial stiffness, but has the disadvantage of also being influenced by the timing of the reflected ...
Rudenick Paula A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Management and follow-up of chronic aortic dissections continue to be a clinical challenge due to progressive dilatation and subsequent rupture. To predict complications, guidelines suggest follow-up of aortic diameter. However, dilatation is triggered by hemodynamic parameters (pressures/wall shear stresses) and geometry of false (FL) and true lumen (TL), information ...
Zapolski Tomasz - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the relationship between elastic properties of aorta and left atrium volume index (LAVI) in hemodialyzed (HD) patients. METHODS: Study group was consisted of 73 patients (age 51,6 +/- 7,6 years) treated by hemodialysis. In all patients standard echocardiography was performed. Aortic stiffness ...
Kim Jungsil J Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, - - 2013
Understanding the mechanical behavior of the arterial wall and its spatial variations is essential for the study of vascular physiopathology and the design of biomedical devices that interact with the arterial wall. Although it is generally accepted that the aortic wall gets stiffer along its length, the spatial variations in ...
Kırış Abdulkadir - - 2012
Objectives: Left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony is a common finding in patients with hypertension and is associated with LV hypertrophy. Arterial stiffness (AS) and central (aortic) blood pressures play a significant role in end-organ damage such as LV hypertrophy caused by hypertension. The objective of this study was to investigate the ...
Sádaba Justo Rafael - - 2012
The question of whether left ventricular mass (LVM) regression following aortic valve replacement (AVR) is affected by the prosthesis indexed effective orifice area (IEOA) and transprosthetic gradient has not been fully elucidated. Data from a prospective, core-laboratory-reviewed echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study was used to determine if the ...
Davis Jason T JT Department of Medicine, VA San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA. - - 2013
The aim of the current study was to characterize the effects of the novel β-adrenergic antagonist nebivolol on central aortic blood pressures, arterial properties, and nitroxidergic activity in individuals with prehypertension. Prehypertension is emerging as a major risk factor for several adverse cardiovascular consequences. Increased pulse wave velocity, aortic augmentation ...
Friedman Kevin G KG Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. - - 2013
Young patients with congenital aortic valve disease are at risk of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (DD). We evaluated LV remodeling and the prevalence of, and risk factors for, DD in patients with aortic stenosis (AS), pure aortic regurgitation (AR), and AS+AR. Patients aged 8 to 39 years with congenital ...
Canpolat Nur - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its relation to risk factors, particularly hypertension in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A total of 24 patients with normal renal function were examined for subclinical CVD by using non-invasive methods, including ...
Shahin Yousef - - 2012
Objectives: To investigate the relationship of aortic augmentation index (AIx) with N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) plasma levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with normal left ventricular (LV) function. Methods: Totally, 31 patients (23 males, mean age 65 ± 7.4) with a confirmed diagnosis of PAD of ...
Scallan Joshua P JP Department of Medical Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65212, - - 2013
Collecting lymphatic vessels generate pressure to transport lymph downstream to the subclavian vein against a significant pressure head. To investigate their response to elevated downstream pressure, collecting lymphatic vessels containing one valve (incomplete lymphangion) or two valves (complete lymphangion) were isolated from the rat mesentery and tied to glass cannulae ...
Canniffe Carla - - 2012
Hypertension continues to be a common and potentially serious problem in patients who have undergone anatomically successful repair of aortic coarctation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of hypertension after aortic coarctation repair, the factors that affect the prevalence and the hypotheses behind hypertension in this cohort of patients. DESIGN: A ...
Kwon Beom-June - - 2012
Thiazide-type diuretics are the most commonly used blood pressure (BP)-lowering drug for patients with uncomplicated hypertension. However, it has remained unclear whether hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) or chlorthalidone (CTD) shows better improvement in central aortic pressure. We conducted an open-label, randomized, prospective cross-over study with an 8-week active treatment (HCTZ of 25 mg ...
Rider Oliver J OJ Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK. - - 2013
Increased thoracic ascending aortic stiffness is thought to contribute to concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and increased mortality, a pattern seen in hypertension. As such, aortic stiffness and increased left ventricular mass are candidates by which obesity increases cardiovascular risk. However, obesity is characterized predominantly by increased abdominal aortic stiffness and ...
Chaturvedi Nish - - 2012
Stroke mortality rate is higher in South Asians than in Europeans, despite equivalent or lower resting blood pressure (BP). Elevated recovery BP after exercise predicts stroke, independently of resting values. We hypothesized that South Asians would have adverse postexercise hemodynamics and sought explanations for this. A population-based sample of 147 ...
Bjarnegård Niclas - - 2012
Objectives Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk later in life. Methods We examined 19 young adults (22-25 years) who were born at term after IUGR and 18 controls, all previously examined with fetal Doppler, and in the present follow-up with echocardiography, carotid echo-tracking ultrasound, applanation tonometry, ...
Wipper Sabine - - 2012
Purpose : To evaluate the hemodynamic impact of transseptal sheath access to the ascending aorta using increasing sheath diameters. Methods : Transseptal puncture was performed in 6 pigs (62±9 kg) facilitating guidewire passage across the left heart to the descending aorta to establish transseptal through-and-through access into the ascending aorta. ...
Ng Chun-Yi - - 2012
Thermally oxidized oil generates reactive oxygen species that have been implicated in several pathological processes including hypertension. This study was to ascertain the role of inflammation in the blood pressure raising effect of heated soybean oil in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups and were fed with ...
Yang Yanmin - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) has been employed to protect the brain during cardiovascular surgery, requiring temporary hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA). However, the protocol used for RCP remains to be modified if prolonged HCA is expected. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of a modified protocol ...
Brandt Mathias C - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effect of catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RD) on central hemodynamics in patients with resistant hypertension. BACKGROUND: High central blood pressure (BP) increases cardiovascular events and mortality independently of peripheral BP. The effect of RD on central BP is unclear. METHODS: A total of 110 patients ...
Karmonik Christof - - 2012
To develop a better understanding of the hemodynamic alterations in the ascending aorta, induced by variation of the cannula outflow position of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) device based on patient-specific geometries, transient computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations using the realizable k-ε turbulent model were conducted for two of ...
Devaraju Naga Sai Gopi K - - 2012
Advances in microfluidics now allow an unprecedented level of parallelization and integration of biochemical reactions. However, one challenge still faced by the field has been the complexity and cost of the control hardware: one external pressure signal has been required for each independently actuated set of valves on chip. Using ...
El Khoudary Samar R SR University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. - - 2012
Limited data are available about risk factors for the progression of aortic stiffness in healthy population. We examined several risk factors as possible independent predictors of aortic stiffness progression among a population-based sample of US men. A total of 240 men (40-49 years) free of CVD at baseline from the ...
Davis Robert Patrick RP Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United - - 2013
A 7-day infusion of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) causes a sustained fall in elevated blood pressure in the male deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt rat. As hypertension is a long-term disease, we presently test the hypothesis that a longer (30 day) 5-HT infusion could cause a sustained fall in blood pressure in the ...
Cui Xiaopei - - 2012
Grape seed proanthocyanidin extracts (GSPE) belonging to polyphenols, possess various biological effects including anti-inflammation, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-atherosclerosis and et al. GSPE is potential in regulating endothelial function. However, the underlying mechanism is not clear yet. In this study, by siRNA knocking down, we proved that GSPE increase endothelial nitric oxide ...
Phillips Aaron A - - 2012
As sympathetic activity approximately doubles during intense lower body negative pressure (LBNP) of -60 mmHg or greater, we examined the relationship between surrogate markers of sympathetic activation and central arterial distensibility during severe LBNP. Eight participants were exposed to progressive 8-min stages of LBNP of increasing intensity (-20, -40, -60, and ...
Madueme Peace C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: In normotensive subjects, an exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise is associated with the development of resting hypertension. We sought to determine the prevalence of elevated blood pressures during exercise in post-operative coarctation patients with normal resting blood pressure, and investigate associations with exercise-induced hypertension in this population. METHODS: ...
Hayashi Taro - - 2012
Cardiac tamponade is associated with fatal outcomes for patients with acute type A aortic dissection, and the presence of cardiac tamponade should prompt urgent aortic repair. However, treatment of the patient with critical cardiac tamponade who cannot survive until surgery remains unclear. We analyzed our experience of controlled pericardial drainage ...
Lee Melissa G Y - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To determine by 24-hour blood pressure monitoring the risk of hypertension late after coarctation repair in patients with arch hypoplasia. METHODS: Sixty-two of 116 consecutive patients (age, ≥10 years) who had coarctation repair and were quoted subjectively by the surgeon or the cardiologist to have arch hypoplasia at the ...
Mortensen Kai - - 2012
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012;14:861-870. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) is a novel treatment strategy for patients with resistant arterial hypertension. Recently, the Symplicity trials demonstrated significant peripheral blood pressure (BP) reduction. The present study aimed at measuring central aortic pressures and arterial stiffness as better predictors ...
Curran Sarah A - - 2012
Pressure distribution measurement offers an objective and quantifiable method of determining the loads applied to the human body during static and dynamic situations such as walking and the more demanding tasks associated with sporting activities. While there are various systems available on the market, the technology and developments offered by ...
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