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Reconstituted high-density lipoprotein shortens cardiac repolarization.
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PMID:  21700087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) shortens cardiac repolarization.
BACKGROUND: HDL-C is inversely associated with sudden death. The relation between HDL-C and repolarization of the heart is unexplored.
METHODS: HDL-C was elevated with reconstituted high-density lipoprotein (rHDL). Cardiac repolarization was studied by recording cardiac transmembrane potentials with the patch clamp technique from isolated rabbit cardiomyocytes that were superfused with rHDL. Infusions with rHDL (40 mg/kg body weight) were performed in dyslipidemic patients and healthy volunteers. Electrocardiograms were recorded to assess cardiac repolarization before and 24 h after infusion with rHDL.
RESULTS: rHDL as well as purified human apolipoprotein AI shortened repolarization of isolated rabbit cardiomyocytes by ∼25% (p < 0.05). rHDL infusion shortened the heart rate-corrected QT interval on surface electrocardiograms in all participants (p < 0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: rHDL shortens cardiac repolarization. These data provide evidence for a novel mechanism of HDL infusion that may contribute to reduction of sudden cardiac death.
Hester M Den Ruijter; Remco Franssen; Arie O Verkerk; Diederik F van Wijk; Stefan F Vaessen; Adriaan G Holleboom; Johannes H Levels; Tobias Opthof; Rattapong Sungnoon; Erik S Stroes; Jan Albert Kuivenhoven; Ruben Coronel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Heart Failure Research Center, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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