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Mukaide Daisuke - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of the pseudonormalization (PN) of the transmitral flow (TMF) velocity pattern have been mainly attributed to left ventricular diastolic function. PURPOSE: To assess the influence of left atrial (LA) function on the PN with two-dimensional tissue tracking technique. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 21 healthy volunteers and 70 ...
Nakamura Yuji - - 2013
With the aim to address an undesired cardiac issue observed with our related compound in the recently disclosed novel series of renin inhibitors, further chemical modifications of this series were performed. Extensive structure-activity relationships studies as well as in vivo cardiac studies using the electrophysiology rat model led to the ...
Fischer M-O - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Nexfin device uses non-invasive photoplethysmography to monitor cardiac output and respiratory variations in pulse pressure and stroke volume. The aim of this study was to compare rapid changes in cardiac index after fluid challenge between Nexfin and bolus transpulmonary thermodilution and the ability to predict fluid responsiveness of ...
Hua Yinan Y Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicine, University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, 1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, - - 2013
Evidence from human and animal studies has documented elevated levels of lysosomal cysteine protease cathepsin K in failing hearts. Here, we hypothesized that ablation of cathepsin K mitigates pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Cathepsin K knockout mice and their wild-type littermates were subjected to abdominal aortic constriction, resulting in cardiac remodeling ...
Sikora N - - 2013
When cardioplegic solution is injected into coronary arteries with a pump in order to ensure myocardial protection, it is necessary to determine the correct delivery pressure to avoid damage of the heart. Biomechanical and structural properties of the neonatal coronary artery wall should be taken into account when determining the ...
Soeding P F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: /st>The upright sitting or beachchair position is associated with hypotension, risk of cerebral hypoperfusion, and cerebral injury. We hypothesized that by increasing arterial pressure with phenylephrine administration, cerebral perfusion, and postoperative recovery would be improved. METHODS: /st>Thirty-four patients undergoing elective shoulder surgery were randomized to receive either saline or ...
Barnes Gareth D GD British Heart Foundation/University of Edinburgh Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. - - 2013
To assess cardiovascular actions of APJ agonism during prolonged (Pyr(1))apelin-13 infusion and renin-angiotensin system activation. Forty-eight volunteers and 12 patients with chronic stable heart failure attended a series of randomized placebo-controlled studies. Forearm blood flow, cardiac index, left ventricular dimensions, and mean arterial pressure were measured using bilateral venous occlusion ...
Green Philip P Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2013
Anemia, a common comorbidity in older adults with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), is associated with worse outcomes. The authors quantified the effect of anemia treatment on left ventricular (LV) structure and function as measured by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. A prospective, randomized single-blind clinical trial ...
Beesems Stefanie G - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Guidelines 2010 for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) allow 5 seconds to give two breaths to deliver sufficient chest compressions and keep perfusion pressure high. This study aims to determine if the recommended short interruption for ventilations by trained lay-rescuers and first responders can be achieved and its consequence for ...
Rabkin Simon W - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: The target blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD) has been controversial. Whether patients with both diabetes mellitus and CAD should follow targets for either diabetes mellitus or CAD is uncertain. Focusing only on one determinant of coronary blood flow (CBF) - myocardial perfusion ...
Duda Teresa T Research Divisions of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Unit of Regulatory and Molecular Biology, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA 19027, USA. - - 2013
ANF-RGC is the prototype membrane guanylate cyclase, both the receptor and the signal transducer of the hormones ANF and BNP. After binding them at the extracellular domain, it, at its intracellular domain, signals activation of the C-terminal catalytic module and accelerates production of the second messenger, cyclic GMP. This, in ...
Yimin Hu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin is widely used to treat various type of hypotension, but the effect of vasopressin on coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) patients is not clear. This study was to investigate the effect of vasopressin on the hemodynamics in CABG patients. METHODS: Twenty coronary artery disease (CAD) patients were ...
Uemura Kazunori K Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Japan. - - 2013
In managing patients with unstable hemodynamics, monitoring cardiac output (CO) can provide critical diagnostic data. However, conventional CO measurements are invasive, intermittent, and/or inaccurate. The purpose of this study was to validate our newly developed CO monitoring system. This system automatically determines peak velocity of the ascending aortic flow using ...
Juncos Luis - - 2013
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) affects vascular tone, cardiac output and kidney function. By these means the RAS plays a key role in the pathogenesis of arterial hypertension. As a result, RAS inhibition is highly effective not only in lowering blood pressure but also in reducing kidney disease progression (particularly when ...
Jessup Jewell A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: mRen2.Lewis rats exhibit exacerbated increases in blood pressure, left ventricular (LV) remodeling, and diastolic impairment after the loss of estrogens. In this same model, depletion of estrogens has marked effects on the cardiac biopterin profile concomitant with suppressed nitric oxide release. With respect to the establishment of overt systolic ...
Wechalekar Ashutosh D - - 2013
Key points Deep clonal responses improve outcomes and can change the natural history of advanced (cardiac stage III) AL amyloidosis.NT-proBNP >8500 ng/L and systolic blood pressure <100 mm of Hg identify a very poor risk subgroup of stage III AL amyloidosis.
Mou Ling - - 2013
The photoplethysmography (PPG) signals detected by transesophageal oximetry sensor toward aorta arch (AA), descending aorta (DA), and left ventricle (LV) under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) were investigated, and the effects of filter application on PPG signals were evaluated. Eleven cardiac surgical patients were involved. After anesthesia was induced, ...
Scolletta Sabino - - 2013
PURPOSE: Left ventricular (LV) performance is often quantified by echocardiography in critically ill patients. Pulse wave analysis (PWA) systems can also monitor cardiac function but in a continuous fashion. We compared echocardiographic and PWA-derived indices of LV function. METHODS: We enrolled 70 critically ill patients equipped with invasive arterial pressure ...
Smorenberg Annemieke - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Haemodynamic parameters for predicting fluid responsiveness in intensive care patients are invasive, technically challenging or not universally applicable. We compared the initial systolic time interval (ISTI), a non-invasive measure of the time interval between the electrical and mechanical activities of the heart measured by impedance cardiography, with invasively measured ...
Querido Jordan S - - 2013
Previous research has shown an inconsistent effect of hypoxia on dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA), which may be explained by concurrent CO2 control. To test the hypothesis that hypoxic dCA is mediated by CO2, we assessed dCA (transcranial Doppler) during and following acute normobaric isocapnic and poikilocapnic hypoxic exposures. On two ...
Kammeyer Ryan M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides treatment for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest since perfusion of vital organs is critical to resuscitation. Alternatives to standard CPR are evaluated for effectiveness based upon outcome predictive metrics and survival studies. This study focuses on evaluating the performance of rhythmic-only abdominal compression CPR (OAC-CPR) relative ...
Yasuoka Suguru - - 2013
Background: Hypertensive patients with large blood pressure variability (BPV) have aggravated target organ damage. Because the aldosterone/mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) system is a possible mechanism of hypertensive organ damage, we investigated in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) whether a specific MR blocker, eplerenone, would prevent BPV-induced aggravation of hypertensive cardiac remodeling. Methods and ...
Fantoni Denise T - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cardiopulmonary effects of ephedrine and phenylephrine for management of isoflurane-induced hypotension in horses. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical study. ANIMALS: Fourteen isoflurane-anesthetized horses undergoing digital palmar neurectomy. METHODS: Ephedrine (EPH group; 0.02 mg kg(-1) minute(-1); n = 7) or phenylephrine (PHE group; 0.002 mg kg(-1) minute(-1); n = 7) was administered to all horses when ...
Heijnen Bart Fj - - 2013
This study investigated renin-angiotensin system (RAS)-induced cardiac remodeling and its reversibility in the presence and absence of high blood pressure (BP) in Cyp1a1-Ren2 transgenic inducible hypertensive rats (IHR). In IHR (pro)renin levels and BP can be dose-dependently titrated by oral administration of indole-3-carbinol (I3C). Young (four-weeks old) and adult (30-weeks ...
Lenaerts C - - 2013
Marinobufagenin (MBG), a steroid compound belonging to the bufadienolide cardiac inotropes, is a molecule enjoying a growing interest in the early diagnostic of volume expansion-mediated hypertensive states. This endogenous mammalian cardiotonic and natriuretic bufadienolide (characterized by vasoconstrictive activities) inhibits the α1 isoform of Na+,K+-ATPase, implicating it in series of pathophysiological ...
Whinnett Zachary I - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Reproducibility and hemodynamic efficacy of optimization of AV delay (AVD) of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using invasive LV dp/dtmax are unknown. METHOD AND RESULTS: 25 patients underwent AV delay (AVD) optimisation twice, using continuous left ventricular (LV) dp/dtmax, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and pulse pressure (PP). We compared 4 ...
Chen Lee Chuin - - 2013
Super-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) mass spectrometry was performed using a commercial mass spectrometer by pressurizing the ion source with compressed air up to 7 atm. Similar to typical APCI source, reactant ions in the experiment were generated with corona discharge using a needle electrode. Although a higher needle potential ...
Li Wei-Hong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Impaired coronary flow reserve (CFR) in patients with hypertension may be caused by epicardial coronary stenosis or microvascular dysfunction. Antihypertensive treatment has been shown to improve coronary microvascular dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) on diagnostic accuracy of CFR ...
Kim Do Hoon do - - 2013
Isolated pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) makes up 6-9% of all congenital heart defects among children. The initial gold standard for diagnosis, follow-up of PS is by echocardiography. However, the most accurate diagnosis still remains to be measurement of the pressure gradient through transcatheterization. The purpose of this study is to ...
Reynolds Joshua C - - 2013
Implementation barriers for extracorporeal life support in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) include initiation delay and candidate selection. We explored ischemia duration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) duration, and physiologic variables that discriminated animals with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). We instrumented eight female swine (31.9 +/- 9.8 kg) with femoral artery and ...
Pasin Laura L Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy. - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of methylene blue in raising mean arterial pressure in hypotensive patients. A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. We searched BioMedCentral, PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of clinical trials. Inclusion criteria were random allocation to treatment and comparison of methylene blue versus any comparator. Exclusion ...
Hu Xudong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest is an important cause of mortality. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves survival, however, delivery of effective CPR can be challenging and combining effective chest compressions with ventilation, while avoiding over-ventilation is difficult. We hypothesized that ventilation with a pneumatically powered, automatic ventilator (Oxylator®) can provide adequate ventilation in ...
Oe Yukiko Y Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, - - 2013
In a prior study of patients with diabetes, diastolic function was similarly impaired in masked hypertension (MHT) and sustained hypertension (SHT). We evaluated whether MHT is associated with impaired diastolic function compared with SHT and sustained normotension (NT) in the general population. From February 2005 to December 2010, 798 participants ...
Horsman Helen M - - 2013
Cardiac baroreflex gain is usually quantified as the reflex alteration in heart rate during changes in blood pressure without considering the effect of the rate of change in blood pressure on the estimated gain. This study sought to (i) characterize baroreflex gain as a function of blood pressure oscillation frequencies ...
Crespo Kimberley - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: Diastolic dysfunction often represents the onset of diastolic heart failure (DHF). We previously showed in principle that diastolic function in Dahl salt-sensitive rats (DSS) can be genetically determined by quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that also modulate blood pressure (BP). METHODS:: We analyzed cardiac phenotypes of four 'single' congenic strains ...
Ho Grace Y L - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: The ultrasonic cardiac output monitor is a noninvasive, quantitative method for measuring and monitoring cardiovascular hemodynamic parameters in patients. The aims of this study were first to establish reference ranges for cardiovascular indices measured by the ultrasonic cardiac output monitor in Chinese children aged 12-18 yr, second to assess ...
Rindler Tara N TN Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2013
The α2-isoform of the Na,K-ATPase (α2) is the minor isoform of the Na,K-ATPase expressed in the cardiovascular system and is thought to play a critical role in the regulation of cardiovascular hemodynamics. However, the organ system/cell type expressing α2 that is required for this regulation has not been fully defined. ...
Egginton Stuart - - 2013
The thermal challenge associated with cold acclimation (CA) and hibernation requires effective cardio-respiratory function over a large range of temperatures. We examined the impact of acute cooling in a cold-naive hibernator to quantify the presumed improvement in cardio-respiratory dysfunction triggered by CA, and estimate the role of the autonomic nervous ...
Zhou Heng - - 2013
Cardiac remodeling is a key determinant in the clinical course and outcome of heart failure and characterized by cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis, cardiomyocyte apoptosis and inflammation. The anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-fibrotic effects of paeoniflorin have been identified in various types of tissue and cells. However, the role of paeoniflorin in cardiac ...
Okura Takafumi - - 2013
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) regression is an important issue in hypertensive patients. Patients with LVH who had received the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) treatment for 8 weeks and had not reached the target blood pressure level were enrolled in the study. Patients were assigned to either losartan (50 mg)/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, 12.5 mg) ...
Givvimani S S Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA. - - 2013
Pressure overload induces cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling and results in heart failure. ECM remodelling by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is primarily regulated by their target inhibitors, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs). It is known that TIMP-2 is highly expressed in myocardium and is required for cell surface activation of ...
Ruiz J - - 2013
Aim: To demonstrate the feasibility of doing a reliable rhythm analysis in the chest compression pauses (e.g. pauses for two ventilations) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: We extracted 110 shockable and 466 nonshockable segments from 235 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest episodes. Pauses in chest compressions were already annotated in the episodes. ...
Schutte Rudolph - - 2013
The double product (DP), consisting of the systolic blood pressure (SBP) multiplied by the pulse rate (PR), is an index of myocardial oxygen consumption, but its prognostic value in the general population remains unknown. We recorded health outcomes in 9,937 subjects (median age, 53.2 years; 47.3% women) randomly recruited from ...
Liu Chun C Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United - - 2013
Dexamethasone ameliorates the severity of acute mountain sickness (AMS) but it is unknown whether it obtunds normal physiological responses to hypoxia. We studied whether dexamethasone enhanced or inhibited the ventilatory, cardiovascular, and pulmonary vascular responses to sustained (8 h) hypoxia. Eight healthy volunteers were studied, each on four separate occasions, ...
Morrison Steven - - 2013
For older adults, an increase in physiological tremor is a common motor feature. This increase is believed to primarily reflect a general decline in function of the neuromuscular system. However, given that tremor is derived from a number of intrinsic sources, age-related changes in other physiological functions like the cardiac ...
Lackner Helmut K - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to examine the transient cardiovascular response to the perception of humor, that is, the impact of the cognitive process of insight as well as the modulation of the response by the affective appraisal of the humor. To this end transient heart rate, stroke ...
Mazza A - - 2013
Aim: Longitudinal study aimed to evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy, safety and the effect on cardiac damage of Aliskiren, administered to a group of high-risk hypertensive patients with mild impairment of renal function and uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) despite a two-drug antihypertensive treatment. Methods: One hundred and six patients (56 men ...
Gao Bin - - 2013
Intra-aorta pump is a novel rotary ventricular assist device. Because of the special structure and connection with the native heart, the hemodynamic effect of support mode of this pump on the cardiovascular system is not clear. In this work, three support modes, including "constant speed" mode, "co-pulse" mode, and "counter-pulse" ...
Furihata Kenji - - 2013
While occupational injury is associated with numerous individual and work-related risk factors, including long working hours and short sleep duration, the complex mechanisms causing such injuries are not yet fully understood. The relationship between the infrasound pressures of the tympanic membrane [ear canal pressure (ECP)], detected using an earplug embedded ...
Dellinger R Phillip RP Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA. - - 2013
To provide an update to the "Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock," last published in 2008. A consensus committee of 68 international experts representing 30 international organizations was convened. Nominal groups were assembled at key international meetings (for those committee members attending the conference). ...
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