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J Cardiovasc Magn Reson ; 22(1): 62, 2020 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878630

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BACKGROUND: Intensive endurance exercise may induce a broad spectrum of right ventricular (RV) adaptation/remodelling patterns. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) has also been described in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) of some endurance athletes and its clinical meaning remains controversial. Our aim was to characterize the features of contrast CMR and the observed patterns of the LGE distribution in a cohort of highly trained endurance athletes. METHODS: Ninety-three highly trained endurance athletes (> 12 h training/week at least during the last 5 years; 36 ± 6 years old; 53% male) and 72 age and gender-matched controls underwent a resting contrast CMR. In a subgroup of 28 athletes, T1 mapping was also performed. RESULTS: High endurance training load was associated with larger bi-ventricular and bi-atrial sizes and a slight reduction of biventricular ejection fraction, as compared to controls in both genders (p < 0.05). Focal LGE was significantly more prevalent in athletes than in healthy subjects (37.6% vs 2.8%; p < 0.001), with a typical pattern in the RV insertion points. In T1 mapping, those athletes who had focal LGE had higher extracellular volume (ECV) at the remote myocardium than those without (27 ± 2.2% vs 25.2 ± 2.1%; p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Highly trained endurance athletes showed a ten-fold increase in the prevalence of focal LGE as compared to control subjects, always confined to the hinge points. Additionally, those athletes with focal LGE demonstrated globally higher myocardial ECV values. This matrix remodelling and potential presence of myocardial fibrosis may be another feature of the athlete's heart, of which the clinical and prognostic significance remains to be determined.


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Atletas , Cardiomegalia Induzida por Exercícios , Meios de Contraste/administração & dosagem , Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem Cinética por Ressonância Magnética , Compostos Organometálicos/administração & dosagem , Resistência Física , Função Ventricular Direita , Remodelação Ventricular , Adaptação Fisiológica , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Fibrose , Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Miocárdio/patologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Volume Sistólico , Função Ventricular Esquerda , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(8): e1008074, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804929

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Congestive heart failure is characterized by suppressed cardiac output and arterial filling pressure, leading to renal retention of salt and water, contributing to further volume overload. Mathematical modeling provides a means to investigate the integrated function and dysfunction of heart and kidney in heart failure. This study updates our previously reported integrated model of cardiac and renal functions to account for the fluid exchange between the blood and interstitium across the capillary membrane, allowing the simulation of edema. A state of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-rEF) was then produced by altering cardiac parameters reflecting cardiac injury and cardiovascular disease, including heart contractility, myocyte hypertrophy, arterial stiffness, and systemic resistance. After matching baseline characteristics of the SOLVD clinical study, parameters governing rates of cardiac remodeling were calibrated to describe the progression of cardiac hemodynamic variables observed over one year in the placebo arm of the SOLVD clinical study. The model was then validated by reproducing improvements in cardiac function in the enalapril arm of SOLVD. The model was then applied to prospectively predict the response to the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin, which has been shown to reduce heart failure events in HF-rEF patients in the recent DAPAHF clinical trial by incompletely understood mechanisms. The simulations predict that dapagliflozin slows cardiac remodeling by reducing preload on the heart, and relieves congestion by clearing interstitial fluid without excessively reducing blood volume. This provides a quantitative mechanistic explanation for the observed benefits of SGLT2i in HF-rEF. The model also provides a tool for further investigation of heart failure drug therapies.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Rim/fisiopatologia , Modelos Cardiovasculares , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Compostos Benzidrílicos/uso terapêutico , Cardiomegalia/fisiopatologia , Líquido Extracelular/fisiologia , Glucosídeos/uso terapêutico , Coração/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Hemodinâmica/fisiologia , Humanos , Miócitos Cardíacos/fisiologia , Inibidores do Transportador 2 de Sódio-Glicose/uso terapêutico
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Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol ; 319(3): R347-R357, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32755463

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How low-level psychological stress and overnutrition interact in influencing cardiometabolic disease is unclear. Mechanistic overlaps suggest potential synergies; however, findings are contradictory. We test whether low-level stress and Western diet (WD) feeding synergistically influence homeostasis, mood, and myocardial ischemic tolerance. Male C57BL6/J mice were fed a control diet or WD (32%/57%/11% calories from fat/carbohydrates/protein) for 12 wk, with subgroups restrained for 30 min/day over the final 3 wk. Metabolism, behavior, tolerance of perfused hearts to ischemia-reperfusion (I/R), and cardiac "death proteins" were assessed. The WD resulted in insignificant trends toward increased body weight (+5%), glucose (+40%), insulin (+40%), triglycerides (+15%), and cholesterol (+20%) and reduced leptin (-20%) while significantly reducing insulin sensitivity [100% rise in homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), P < 0.05]. Restraint did not independently influence metabolism while increasing HOMA-IR a further 50% (and resulting in significant elevations in insulin and glucose to 60-90% above control) in WD mice (P < 0.05), despite blunting weight gain in control and WD mice. Anxiogenesis with restraint or WD was nonadditive, whereas anhedonia (reduced sucrose consumption) only arose with their combination. Neuroinflammation markers (hippocampal TNF-α, Il-1b) were unchanged. Myocardial I/R tolerance was unaltered with stress or WD alone, whereas the combination worsened dysfunction and oncosis [lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) efflux]. Apoptosis (nucleosome accumulation) and death protein expression (BAK, BAX, BCL-2, RIP-1, TNF-α, cleaved caspase-3, and PARP) were unchanged. We conclude that mild, anxiogenic yet cardio-metabolically "benign" stress interacts synergistically with a WD to disrupt homeostasis, promote anhedonia (independently of neuroinflammation), and impair myocardial ischemic tolerance (independently of apoptosis and death protein levels).


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Dieta Hiperlipídica , Ingestão de Energia/fisiologia , Homeostase/fisiologia , Isquemia Miocárdica/fisiopatologia , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Animais , Coração/fisiopatologia , Resistência à Insulina/fisiologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Isquemia Miocárdica/metabolismo , Obesidade/fisiopatologia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238039, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853284

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Sepsis is a global economic and health burden. Dipeptidyl peptidase 3 (DPP3) is elevated in the plasma of septic patients. The highest levels of circulating DPP3 (cDPP3) are found in non-survivor septic shock patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits of inhibiting cDPP3 by a specific antibody, Procizumab (PCZ), on cardiac function in an experimental model of sepsis, the caecal ligature and puncture (CLP) model. Rats were monitored by invasive blood pressure and echocardiography. Results are presented as mean ± SD, with p <0.05 considered significant. PCZ rapidly restored left ventricular shortening fraction (from 39 ± 4% to 51 ± 2% before and 30 min after PCZ administration (p = 0.004)). Cardiac output and stroke volume were higher in the CLP + PCZ group when compared to the CLP + PBS group (152 ± 33 mL/min vs 97 ± 25 mL/min (p = 0.0079), and 0.5 ± 0.1 mL vs 0.3 ± 1.0 mL (p = 0.009), respectively) with a markedly reduced plasma DPP3 activity (138 ± 70 U/L in CLP + PCZ group versus 735 ± 255 U/L (p = 0.048) in the CLP + PBS group). Of note, PCZ rapidly reduced oxidative stress in the heart of the CLP + PCZ group when compared to those of the CLP + PBS group (13.3 ± 8.2 vs 6.2 ± 2.5 UI, p = 0.005, 120 min after administration, respectively). Our study demonstrates that inhibition of cDPP3 by PCZ restored altered cardiac function during sepsis in rats.


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Dipeptidil Peptidases e Tripeptidil Peptidases/antagonistas & inibidores , Dipeptidil Peptidases e Tripeptidil Peptidases/sangue , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/fisiopatologia , Sepse/sangue , Sepse/fisiopatologia , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Hemodinâmica/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estudo de Prova de Conceito , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Sepse/enzimologia , Sístole/efeitos dos fármacos , Sístole/fisiologia
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J Cardiovasc Magn Reson ; 22(1): 56, 2020 08 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753047

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BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional, whole heart, balanced steady state free precession (WH-bSSFP) sequences provide delineation of intra-cardiac and vascular anatomy. However, they have long acquisition times. Here, we propose significant speed-ups using a deep-learning single volume super-resolution reconstruction, to recover high-resolution features from rapidly acquired low-resolution WH-bSSFP images. METHODS: A 3D residual U-Net was trained using synthetic data, created from a library of 500 high-resolution WH-bSSFP images by simulating 50% slice resolution and 50% phase resolution. The trained network was validated with 25 synthetic test data sets. Additionally, prospective low-resolution data and high-resolution data were acquired in 40 patients. In the prospective data, vessel diameters, quantitative and qualitative image quality, and diagnostic scoring was compared between the low-resolution, super-resolution and reference high-resolution WH-bSSFP data. RESULTS: The synthetic test data showed a significant increase in image quality of the low-resolution images after super-resolution reconstruction. Prospectively acquired low-resolution data was acquired ~× 3 faster than the prospective high-resolution data (173 s vs 488 s). Super-resolution reconstruction of the low-resolution data took < 1 s per volume. Qualitative image scores showed super-resolved images had better edge sharpness, fewer residual artefacts and less image distortion than low-resolution images, with similar scores to high-resolution data. Quantitative image scores showed super-resolved images had significantly better edge sharpness than low-resolution or high-resolution images, with significantly better signal-to-noise ratio than high-resolution data. Vessel diameters measurements showed over-estimation in the low-resolution measurements, compared to the high-resolution data. No significant differences and no bias was found in the super-resolution measurements in any of the great vessels. However, a small but significant for the underestimation was found in the proximal left coronary artery diameter measurement from super-resolution data. Diagnostic scoring showed that although super-resolution did not improve accuracy of diagnosis, it did improve diagnostic confidence compared to low-resolution imaging. CONCLUSION: This paper demonstrates the potential of using a residual U-Net for super-resolution reconstruction of rapidly acquired low-resolution whole heart bSSFP data within a clinical setting. We were able to train the network using synthetic training data from retrospective high-resolution whole heart data. The resulting network can be applied very quickly, making these techniques particularly appealing within busy clinical workflow. Thus, we believe that this technique may help speed up whole heart CMR in clinical practice.


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Aprendizado Profundo , Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Interpretação de Imagem Assistida por Computador , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Coração/fisiopatologia , Cardiopatias Congênitas/diagnóstico por imagem , Cardiopatias Congênitas/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Prospectivos , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Tempo , Fluxo de Trabalho , Adulto Jovem
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DNA Cell Biol ; 39(8): 1449-1457, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32609007

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Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (KSS) is a severe mitochondrial disorder involving the central nervous system, eyes, ears, skeletal muscles, and heart. The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) rearrangements, especially the deletions, are present in almost all KSS patients and considered as the disease-causing factor. However, the size and position of mtDNA deletions are distinct in different individuals. In this study, we report the case of a pair of Chinese twins with KSS. The twin patients revealed typical KSS clinical symptoms, including heart block, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, progressive external ophthalmoplegia, exercise intolerance, proximal limb weakness, and endocrine disorders. Using long-range polymerase chain reactions (long-range PCR) and next-generation sequencing (NGS), the genetic features of the twin patients were investigated. A large 6600 bp mtDNA deletion, ranging from position 8702 to 15,302, was detected in both patients. To our knowledge, this kind of mtDNA deletion has never been described previously. Our study enriched the mutation spectrum of KSS and showed that NGS is a powerful tool for detecting mtDNA large variants.


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DNA Mitocondrial/genética , Doenças em Gêmeos/genética , Síndrome de Kearns-Sayre/genética , Oftalmoplegia Externa Progressiva Crônica/genética , Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Criança , Cromossomos/genética , Doenças em Gêmeos/patologia , Orelha/patologia , Olho/patologia , Deleção de Genes , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Síndrome de Kearns-Sayre/patologia , Masculino , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/patologia , Mutação/genética , Oftalmoplegia Externa Progressiva Crônica/patologia , Fenótipo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1207: 213-216, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32671749

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Hypertension is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases. Sympathetic hyperactivity and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activation cause changes in cardiovascular structure and function. Autophagy plays an important role in cellular waste removal and structural reconstruction. In this chapter, we will introduce the role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of hypertension and the resulting heart damage.


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Autofagia , Hipertensão , Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Miocárdio/patologia , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4393-4405, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606684

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Aim: The effects of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers on the mammalian heart are not completely understood. In this study, we have investigated the effects of a sixth-generation cationic dendrimer (G6 PAMAM) on cardiac function in control and diabetic rat hearts following ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Methods: Isolated hearts from healthy non-diabetic (Ctr) male Wistar rats were subjected to ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). LV contractility and hemodynamics data were computed digitally whereas cardiac damage following I/R injury was assessed by measuring cardiac enzymes. For ex vivo acute exposure experiments, G6 PAMAM was administered during the first 10 mins of reperfusion in Ctr animals. In chronic in vivo studies, nondiabetic rats (Ctr) received either vehicle or daily i.p. injections of G6 PAMAM (40 mg/kg) for 4 weeks. Diabetic (D) animals received either vehicle or daily i.p. injections of G6 PAMAM (10, 20 or 40 mg/kg) for 4 weeks. The impact of G6 PAMAM on pacing-postconditioning (PPC) was also studied in Ctr and D rats. Results: In ex vivo studies, acute administration of G6 PAMAM to isolated Ctr hearts during reperfusion dose-dependently impaired recovery of cardiac hemodynamics and vascular dynamics parameters following I/R injury. Chronic daily i.p. injections of G6 PAMAM significantly (P<0.01) impaired recovery of cardiac function following I/R injury in nondiabetic animals but this was not generally observed in diabetic animals except for CF which was impaired by about 50%. G6 PAMAM treatment completely blocked the protective effects of PPC in the Ctr animals. Conclusion: Acute ex vivo or chronic in vivo treatment with naked G6 PAMAM dendrimer can significantly compromise recovery of non-diabetic hearts from I/R injury and can further negate the beneficial effects of PPC. Our findings are therefore extremely important in the nanotoxicological evaluation of G6 PAMAM dendrimers for potential clinical applications in physiological and pathological settings.


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Dendrímeros/toxicidade , Coração/fisiopatologia , Mamíferos/fisiologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/fisiopatologia , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Poliaminas/administração & dosagem , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/fisiopatologia , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemodinâmica/efeitos dos fármacos , Pós-Condicionamento Isquêmico , Masculino , Contração Miocárdica/efeitos dos fármacos , Miocárdio/enzimologia , Ratos Wistar
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236377, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32702064

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (proANP) and pro-adrenomedullin (proADM) levels increase in acute heart failure and sepsis. After cardiac surgery, children may require increased support in the intensive care unit and may develop complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of proANP and proADM values, determined prior to cardiac surgery, for predicting the need for increased respiratory or inotropic support during the post-operative period. METHODS: This was a prospective study in children. Biomarkers were analyzed before surgery using a single blood test. The primary endpoints were the need for greater respiratory and/or inotropic support during the post-operative period. Secondary endpoints were the relationship between these biomarkers and complications after surgery. RESULTS: One hundred thirteen patients were included. ProANP and proADM were higher in children who required greater respiratory and inotropic support, especially proANP; for increased respiratory support, 578.9 vs. 106.6 pmol/L (p = 0.004), and for increased inotropic support, 1938 vs. 110.4 pmol/L (p = 0.002). ProANP had a greater AUC than proADM for predicting increased respiratory support after surgery: 0.791 vs. 0.724. A possible cut-off point for proANP could be ≥ 325 pmol/L (sensitivity = 66.7% and specificity = 88.8%). In the multivariate analysis, the logarithmic transformation of proANP was independently associated with the need for increased respiratory support (OR = 3.575). Patients who presented a poor outcome after cardiac surgery also had higher biomarker values (proADM, p = 0.013; proANP, p = 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Elevated proANP before cardiac surgery may identify which children will need more respiratory and inotropic support during the post-operative period.


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Adrenomedulina/sangue , Fator Natriurético Atrial/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Insuficiência Cardíaca/sangue , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Cardíacos , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Coração/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/patologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/cirurgia , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pediatria , Cirurgia Torácica
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235433, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32726316

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ADP-ribosylhydrolase-like 1 (Adprhl1) is a pseudoenzyme expressed in the developing heart myocardium of all vertebrates. In the amphibian Xenopus laevis, knockdown of the two cardiac Adprhl1 protein species (40 and 23 kDa) causes failure of chamber outgrowth but this has only been demonstrated using antisense morpholinos that interfere with RNA-splicing. Transgenic production of 40 kDa Adprhl1 provides only part rescue of these defects. CRISPR/Cas9 technology now enables targeted mutation of the adprhl1 gene in G0-generation embryos with routine cleavage of all alleles. Testing multiple gRNAs distributed across the locus reveals exonic locations that encode critical amino acids for Adprhl1 function. The gRNA recording the highest frequency of a specific ventricle outgrowth phenotype directs Cas9 cleavage of an exon 6 sequence, where microhomology mediated end-joining biases subsequent DNA repairs towards three small in-frame deletions. Mutant alleles encode discrete loss of 1, 3 or 4 amino acids from a di-arginine (Arg271-Arg272) containing peptide loop at the centre of the ancestral ADP-ribosylhydrolase site. Thus despite lacking catalytic activity, it is the modified (adenosine-ribose) substrate binding cleft of Adprhl1 that fulfils an essential role during heart formation. Mutation results in striking loss of myofibril assembly in ventricle cardiomyocytes. The defects suggest Adprhl1 participation from the earliest stage of cardiac myofibrillogenesis and are consistent with previous MO results and Adprhl1 protein localization to actin filament Z-disc boundaries. A single nucleotide change to the gRNA sequence renders it inactive. Mice lacking Adprhl1 exons 3-4 are normal but production of the smaller ADPRHL1 species is unaffected, providing further evidence that cardiac activity is concentrated at the C-terminal protein portion.


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Ventrículos do Coração/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Coração/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Desenvolvimento Muscular/genética , N-Glicosil Hidrolases/genética , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados/genética , Animais Geneticamente Modificados/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Catálise , Domínio Catalítico/genética , Coração/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/patologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Morfolinos/genética , Oligodesoxirribonucleotídeos Antissenso/genética , Oligodesoxirribonucleotídeos Antissenso/farmacologia , Organogênese/genética , Xenopus laevis/genética , Xenopus laevis/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Br J Anaesth ; 125(3): 321-329, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636084

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BACKGROUND: Cardiac cycle efficiency (CCE) derived from a pressure-recording analytical method is a unique parameter to assess haemodynamic performance from an energetic view. This study investigated changes of CCE according to an anatomical diagnosis group, and its association with early postoperative outcomes in children undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Ninety children were included with a ventricular septal defect (VSD; n=30), tetralogy of Fallot (TOF; n=40), or total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC; n=20). CCE along with other haemodynamic parameters, was recorded from anaesthesia induction until 48 h post-surgery. Predictive CCE (CCEp) was defined as the average of CCE at post-modified ultrafiltration and CCE at the end of surgery. The relationship between CCE and early outcomes was assessed by the comparison between the high-CCEp group (CCEp ≥75th centile) and the low-CCEp group (CCEp ≤25th centile). RESULTS: There was a significant time × diagnostic group interaction effect in the trend of CCE. Compared with the high-CCEp group (n=23), the low-CCEp group (n=22) required more inotropics post-surgery, had higher lactate concentrations at 8 and 24 h post-surgery, a longer intubation time and longer ICU stay, and higher frequency of peritoneal fluid. CONCLUSIONS: Perioperative changes of CCE vary according to anatomical diagnosis in children undergoing cardiac surgery. Children with TOF have an unfavourable trend of CCE compared with children with VSD or TAPVC. A decline in CCE is associated with adverse early postoperative outcomes. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: ChiCTR1800014996.


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Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Cardíacos , Cardiopatias Congênitas/cirurgia , Coração/fisiopatologia , Hemodinâmica/fisiologia , Assistência Perioperatória/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236680, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32722688

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Cachexia is a common multifactorial syndrome in the advanced stages of cancer and accounts for approximately 20-30% of all cancer-related fatalities. In addition to the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass, cancer results in impairments in cardiac function. We recently demonstrated that WFA attenuates the cachectic skeletal muscle phenotype induced by ovarian cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether ovarian cancer induces cardiac cachexia, the possible pathway involved, and whether WFA attenuates cardiac cachexia. Xenografting of ovarian cancer induced cardiac cachexia, leading to the loss of normal heart functions. Treatment with WFA rescued the heart weight. Further, ovarian cancer induced systolic dysfunction and diastolic dysfunction Treatment with WFA preserved systolic function in tumor-bearing mice, but diastolic dysfunction was partially improved. In addition, WFA abrogated the ovarian cancer-induced reduction in cardiomyocyte cross-sectional area. Finally, treatment with WFA ameliorated fibrotic deposition in the hearts of tumor-bearing animals. We observed a tumor-induced MHC isoform switching from the adult MHCα to the embryonic MHCß isoform, which was prevented by WFA treatment. Circulating Ang II level was increased significantly in the tumor-bearing, which was lowered by WFA treatment. Our results clearly demonstrated the induction of cardiac cachexia in response to ovarian tumors in female NSG mice. Further, we observed induction of proinflammatory markers through the AT1R pathway, which was ameliorated by WFA, in addition to amelioration of the cachectic phenotype, suggesting WFA as a potential therapeutic agent for cardiac cachexia in oncological paradigms.


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Caquexia/tratamento farmacológico , Caquexia/etiologia , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Miocárdio/patologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/complicações , Vitanolídeos/farmacologia , Animais , Caquexia/patologia , Caquexia/fisiopatologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Transformação Celular Neoplásica , Diástole/efeitos dos fármacos , Diástole/fisiologia , Feminino , Coração/fisiopatologia , Camundongos , Fenótipo , Sístole/efeitos dos fármacos , Sístole/fisiologia , Vitanolídeos/uso terapêutico
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J Cardiovasc Magn Reson ; 22(1): 53, 2020 07 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32684167

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BACKGROUND: Conventional 2D inversion recovery (IR) and phase sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR) late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) have been widely incorporated into routine CMR for the assessment of myocardial viability. However, reliable suppression of fat signal, and increased isotropic spatial resolution and volumetric coverage within a clinically feasible scan time remain a challenge. In order to address these challenges, this work proposes a highly efficient respiratory motion-corrected 3D whole-heart water/fat LGE imaging framework. METHODS: An accelerated IR-prepared 3D dual-echo acquisition and motion-corrected reconstruction framework for whole-heart water/fat LGE imaging was developed. The acquisition sequence includes 2D image navigators (iNAV), which are used to track the respiratory motion of the heart and enable 100% scan efficiency. Non-rigid motion information estimated from the 2D iNAVs and from the data itself is integrated into a high-dimensional patch-based undersampled reconstruction technique (HD-PROST), to produce high-resolution water/fat 3D LGE images. A cohort of 20 patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease was scanned with the proposed 3D water/fat LGE approach. 3D water LGE images were compared to conventional breath-held 2D LGE images (2-chamber, 4-chamber and stack of short-axis views) in terms of image quality (1: full diagnostic to 4: non-diagnostic) and presence of LGE findings. RESULTS: Image quality was considered diagnostic in 18/20 datasets for both 2D and 3D LGE magnitude images, with comparable image quality scores (2D: 2.05 ± 0.72, 3D: 1.88 ± 0.90, p-value = 0.62) and overall agreement in LGE findings. Acquisition time for isotropic high-resolution (1.3mm3) water/fat LGE images was 8.0 ± 1.4 min (3-fold acceleration, 60-88 slices covering the whole heart), while 2D LGE images were acquired in 5.6 ± 2.2 min (12-18 slices, including pauses between breath-holds) albeit with a lower spatial resolution (1.40-1.75 mm in-plane × 8 mm slice thickness). CONCLUSION: A novel framework for motion-corrected whole-heart 3D water/fat LGE imaging has been introduced. The method was validated in patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease, showing good agreement with conventional breath-held 2D LGE imaging, but offering higher spatial resolution, improved volumetric coverage and good image quality from a free-breathing acquisition with 100% scan efficiency and predictable scan time.


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Tecido Adiposo/diagnóstico por imagem , Adiposidade , Água Corporal/química , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico por imagem , Meios de Contraste/administração & dosagem , Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Imageamento Tridimensional , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Compostos Organometálicos/administração & dosagem , Tecido Adiposo/fisiopatologia , Adulto , Idoso , Suspensão da Respiração , Técnicas de Imagem de Sincronização Cardíaca , Doenças Cardiovasculares/fisiopatologia , Eletrocardiografia , Feminino , Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Hum Genet ; 139(11): 1443-1454, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32514796

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) belongs to the most frequent forms of cardiomyopathy mainly characterized by cardiac dilatation and reduced systolic function. Although most cases of DCM are classified as sporadic, 20-30% of cases show a heritable pattern. Familial forms of DCM are genetically heterogeneous, and mutations in several genes have been identified that most commonly play a role in cytoskeleton and sarcomere-associated processes. Still, a large number of familial cases remain unsolved. Here, we report five individuals from three independent families who presented with severe dilated cardiomyopathy during the neonatal period. Using whole-exome sequencing (WES), we identified causative, compound heterozygous missense variants in RPL3L (ribosomal protein L3-like) in all the affected individuals. The identified variants co-segregated with the disease in each of the three families and were absent or very rare in the human population, in line with an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. They are located within the conserved RPL3 domain of the protein and were classified as deleterious by several in silico prediction software applications. RPL3L is one of the four non-canonical riboprotein genes and it encodes the 60S ribosomal protein L3-like protein that is highly expressed only in cardiac and skeletal muscle. Three-dimensional homology modeling and in silico analysis of the affected residues in RPL3L indicate that the identified changes specifically alter the interaction of RPL3L with the RNA components of the 60S ribosomal subunit and thus destabilize its binding to the 60S subunit. In conclusion, we report that bi-allelic pathogenic variants in RPL3L are causative of an early-onset, severe neonatal form of dilated cardiomyopathy, and we show for the first time that cytoplasmic ribosomal proteins are involved in the pathogenesis of non-syndromic cardiomyopathies.


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Cardiomiopatia Dilatada/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Proteínas Ribossômicas/genética , Ribossomos/genética , Alelos , Exoma/genética , Feminino , Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Músculo Esquelético/fisiopatologia , Linhagem , Fenótipo , RNA/genética
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Heart Rhythm ; 17(9): 1445-1451, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32479900

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BACKGROUND: Early during the current coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) received a significant amount of attention as a potential antiviral treatment, such that it became one of the most commonly prescribed medications for COVID-19 patients. However, not only has the effectiveness of HCQ remained questionable, but mainly based on preclinical and a few small clinical studies, HCQ is known to be potentially arrhythmogenic, especially as a result of QT prolongation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the arrhythmic effects of HCQ, as the heightened risk is especially relevant to COVID-19 patients, who are at higher risk for cardiac complications and arrhythmias at baseline. METHODS: An optical mapping technique utilizing voltage-sensitive fluorescent dyes was used to determine the arrhythmic effects of HCQ in ex vivo guinea pig and rabbit hearts perfused with the upper therapeutic serum dose of HCQ (1000 ng/mL). RESULTS: HCQ markedly increased action potential dispersion, resulted in development of repolarization alternans, and initiated polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. CONCLUSION: The study results further highlight the proarrhythmic effects of HCQ.


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Antimaláricos/farmacologia , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/fisiopatologia , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Animais , Estimulação Cardíaca Artificial , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Cobaias , Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Coelhos , Técnicas de Cultura de Tecidos , Imagens com Corantes Sensíveis à Voltagem
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Pediatr Infect Dis J ; 39(8): e204-e205, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32502128

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A 17-year-old obese male was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit after presenting with fluid-responsive septic shock following 7 days of fever, gastrointestinal symptoms and neck pain. Initial workup was positive for SARS-CoV-2 and elevated troponin I and brain natriuretic peptide. Echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed acute myocarditis. One week after discharge, repeat echocardiogram demonstrated improved heart function with only residual myocardial dysfunction.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Miocardite/complicações , Miocardite/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Adolescente , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Ecocardiografia , Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Miocardite/diagnóstico , Miocardite/terapia , Peptídeo Natriurético Encefálico , Cidade de Nova Iorque , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Choque Séptico/fisiopatologia
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