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Cardiogenic Shock due to COVID-19-Related Myocarditis in a 19-Year-Old Autistic Patient.

J Med Cases 2020 Jul 29;11(7):207-210. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Institute of Cardiology, University of Brescia, Italy.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is mainly responsible for respiratory involvement but cardiac complications are also reported. Nevertheless, potential life-threatening conditions in young people have not been described. A 19-year-old male autistic patient was admitted with fever and cough. Read More

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Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Case Series Report in a Pediatric Center in Mexico.

J Med Cases 2020 Dec 21;11(12):375-378. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Evidence-Based Medicine Department, Hospital Pediatrico de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico.

We report four cases of patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, of which three patients presented characteristics of Kawasaki disease (KD). All presented fever of more than 3 days, and gastrointestinal involvement, significant increase in C-reactive protein (CRP), polymorphonuclear cells, procalcitonin, D-dimer, fibrinogen and troponin, lymphopenia and hypoalbuminemia. Myocardial involvement was observed in two patients. Read More

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December 2020

COVID and Cardiovascular Disease: What We Know in 2021.

Curr Atheroscler Rep 2021 May 13;23(7):37. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been the cause of significant global morbidity and mortality. Here, we review the literature to date of the short-term and long-term consequences of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection on the heart.

Recent Findings: Early case reports described a spectrum of cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19, including myocarditis, stress cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, and arrhythmia. Read More

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Overexpression of hsa_circ_0001445 reverses oxLDL‑induced inhibition of HUVEC proliferation via SRSF1.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Jul 13;24(1). Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Cardiology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310009, P.R. China.

Atherosclerosis is a primary cause of multiple types of cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction. In addition, injury of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) can lead to the development of atherosclerosis. Circular (circ)RNAs participate in atherosclerosis. Read More

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Troponin Elevation After Ischemic Stroke and Future Cardiovascular Risk: Is the Heart in the Right Place?

Santosh B Murthy

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 May 13:e021474. Epub 2021 May 13.

Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Neurology Weill Cornell Medicine New York NY.

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Pharmacokinetic characteristics of hydroxysafflor yellow A in normal and diabetic cardiomyopathy mice.

Biomed Chromatogr 2021 May 12:e5173. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Chinese Materia Medica and Natural Medicines, School of Pharmacy, The Air Force Medical University, Xi'an, Shanxi, China.

Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA), a major active water-soluble component in Carthamus tinctorius L., is considered a potential antioxidant with protective effects against myocardial injury. However, its pharmacokinetic characteristics in normal and diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) mice remain unknown. Read More

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Short Term Health Outcomes Following Whole Blood Donation: A Nationwide, Retrospective Cohort Study.

Transfusion 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Medicine, Solna, Clinical Epidemiology Division, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Blood donation is associated with a number of adverse events. Most of these are both uncommon and non-severe, leading to mild discomfort for the donor at worst. However, adverse events occurring outside of the donation facility have largely not been studied. Read More

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Inhibited HDAC3 or Elevated MicroRNA-494-3p Plays a Protective Role in Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury via Suppression of BRD4.

Mol Neurobiol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, 55 Zhenhai Road, Siming District, Xiamen, 361000, Fujian, China.

Increased histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) has been demonstrated to contribute to the pathogenesis of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI). Therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate how HDAC3 regulated MI/RI by mediating microRNA (miR)-494-3p/dromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) axis. The MI/RI model was established by ligating the right anterior descending coronary artery. Read More

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ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries secondary to anterior communicating cerebral artery aneurysmal rupture: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 May 5;5(5):ytab168. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Cardiology, Kettering General Hospital, NHS, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8UZ, UK.

Background: Myocardial infarction (MI) with non-obstructive coronary arteries presenting with ST-segment elevation can be challenging. Understanding the cardiac and non-cardiac causes aid in identifying the underlying diagnosis and deciding on the management. Neurological insult resulting in a mismatch of oxygen supply or demand to cardiomyocytes can lead to type 2 MI. Read More

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Renal Denervation Attenuates Neuroinflammation in the Brain by Regulating Gut-Brain Axis in Rats With Myocardial Infarction.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 26;8:650140. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

The development of neuroinflammation deteriorates the prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI). We aimed to investigate the effect of renal denervation (RDN) on post-MI neuroinflammation in rats and the related mechanisms. Male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham or ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery to induce MI. Read More

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Diagnostic Value of High-Sensitivity Troponin T for Subclinical Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Patients with Sepsis.

Cardiol Res Pract 2021 23;2021:8897738. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Cardiology, 108 Military Central Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Background: Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is common in sepsis. Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) is a useful emerging tool for evaluating the intrinsic left ventricular systolic function. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is the most sensitive biomarker of myocardial injury. Read More

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Phytochemicals as Potential Therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2-Induced Cardiovascular Complications: Thrombosis and Platelet Perspective.

Front Pharmacol 2021 26;12:658273. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Zoology, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.

After gaining entry through ACE2 aided by TMPRSS2, the SARS-CoV-2 causes serious complications of the cardiovascular system leading to myocarditis and other myocardial injuries apart from causing lung, kidney and brain dysfunctions. Here in this review, we are going to divulge the cellular and immunological mechanisms behind the cardiovascular, thrombotic and platelet impairments that are caused in COVID-19. In addition, we also propose the significance of various anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic phytochemicals in the treatment of COVID-19. Read More

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Prognosis of Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery in Adults Aged Younger Than 45 Years.

Circ J 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine.

Background: This study compared myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) and mortalities between patients under and over the age of 45 years.Methods and Results:From January 2010 and June 2019, patients with cardiac troponin measurement within 30 days after non-cardiac surgery were enrolled and divided into groups according to age: >45 (≥45 years) and <45 (<45 years). Further analyses were conducted only in patients who were diagnosed with MINS. Read More

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Assessment of Medullary and Extramedullary myelopoiesis in Cardiovascular diseases.

Pharmacol Res 2021 May 9:105663. Epub 2021 May 9.

Medical Biochemistry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Recruitment of innate immune cells and their accumulation in the arterial wall and infarcted myocardium has been recognized as a central feature of atherosclerosis and cardiac ischaemic injury, respectively. In both, steady state and under pathological conditions, majority of these cells have a finite life span and are continuously replenished from haematopoietic stem / progenitor cell pool residing in the bone marrow and extramedullary sites. While having a crucial role in the cardiovascular disease development, proliferation and differentiation of innate immune cells within haematopoietic compartments is greatly affected by the ongoing cardiovascular pathology. Read More

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Interleukin-9 deficiency affects lipopolysaccharide-induced macrophage-related oxidative stress and myocardial cell apoptosis via the Nrf2 pathway both in vivo and in vitro.

Biofactors 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cardiology, the People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, China.

Previous studies showed that interleukin-9 (IL-9) is involved in cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This study aimed to investigate the role of IL-9 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced myocardial cell (MC) apoptosis. Mice were treated with LPS, and IL-9 expression was measured and the results showed that compared with WT mice, LPS-treated mice exhibited increased cardiac Mø-derived IL-9. Read More

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A nephroprotective iodinated contrast agent with cardioprotective properties: A pilot study.

J Neuroimaging 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

CorDynamics, Inc, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Background And Purpose: Evaluation and treatment of acute ischemic syndromes, in the heart and brain, require vessel visualization by iodinated X-ray contrast agents. However, these contrast agents can induce injury, in both the kidneys and target organs themselves. Sulfobutylether beta cyclodextrin (SBECD) added to iohexol (SBECD-iohexol) (Captisol Enabled-iohexol, Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc, San Diego, CA) is currently in clinical trials in cardiovascular procedures, to determine its relative renal safety in high-risk patients. Read More

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Comparative evaluation of cardioprotective activity of and juice against isoprenaline-induced cardiotoxicity in rats.

J Complement Integr Med 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Objectives: Comparative evaluation of cardioprotective activity of and juice against isoprenaline induced cardiotoxicity in rats.

Methods: Rats (125-150 g) were orally administered (GA) and (FA) apple juice (3 mL/day, per oral) for 13 days. Myocardial injury was inducted on 14th and 15th day by the administration of Isoprenaline (85 mg/kg/day, subcutaneous). Read More

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Intra-Coronary Administration of Tacrolimus Improves Myocardial Perfusion and Left Ventricular Function in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (COAT-STEMI) Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):239-253

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, College of Medicine.

Background: Ischemia-reperfusion injury following acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is strongly related to inflammation. However, whether intracoronary (IC) tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant, can improve myocardial perfusion is uncertain.

Methods: A multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in Taiwan from 2014 to 2017. Read More

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CBR3 V244M is associated with LVEF reduction in breast cancer patients treated with doxorubicin.

Cardiooncology 2021 May 11;7(1):17. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, 14203, USA.

Background: The CBR3 V244M single nucleotide polymorphism has been linked to the risk of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancer. There have been limited prospective studies examining the impact of CBR3 V244M on the risk for anthracycline-related cardiotoxicity in adult cohorts.

Objectives: This study evaluated the presence of associations between CBR3 V244M genotype status and changes in echocardiographic parameters in breast cancer patients undergoing doxorubicin treatment. Read More

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Ivabradine protects rats against myocardial infarction through reinforcing autophagy via inhibiting PI3K/AKT/mTOR/p70S6K pathway.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):1826-1837

Department of Cardiology, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, P.R. China.

Ivabradine (Iva), a heart rate reducing agent that specifically inhibits the pacemaker ionic current, has been demonstrated to be cardioprotective in many cardiovascular diseases. Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved metabolic process that regulates cardiac homeostasis. This study is aimed to explore whether autophagy is functionally involved in the cardioprotective effect of Iva in a rat model of myocardial infarction (MI). Read More

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December 2021

Impact of One Versus Two Consecutive Doses of Endothelial Cells (EPCs) and EPCs-Derived Condition Medium on Protecting Myocardium from Acute Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Rat.

Cell Transplant 2021 Jan-Dec;30:9636897211007049

Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

This study tested the impact of single dose and two doses of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and EPCs-derived condition medium (CM) on protecting the left-ventricular myocardium (LVM) from acute ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. In vitro study showed EPCs and CM had comparably higher capacity for enhancement of angiogenesis as compared with the controls (all < .001). Read More

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The role of sex and inflammation in cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in COVID-19.

Int J Cardiol 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Higher mortality in COVID-19 in men compared to women is recognized, but sex differences in cardiovascular events are less well established. We aimed to determine the independent contribution of sex to stroke, myocardial infarction and death in the setting of COVID-19 infection.

Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a racially/ethnically diverse population. Read More

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Hypertrophic Preconditioning Attenuates Myocardial Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury by Modulating SIRT3-SOD2-mROS-Dependent Autophagy.

Cell Prolif 2021 May 11:e13051. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Ischaemic preconditioning elicited by brief periods of coronary occlusion and reperfusion protects the heart from a subsequent prolonged ischaemic insult. Here, we test the hypothesis that short-term non-ischaemic stimulation of hypertrophy renders the heart resistant to subsequent ischaemic injury.

Methods And Results: Transient transverse aortic constriction (TAC) was performed for 3 days in mice and then withdrawn for 4 days by aortic debanding, followed by subsequent exposure to myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Read More

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Intravenous Interferon-β1a for the Treatment of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Acute Myocardial Infarct in Pigs.

Heart Surg Forum 2021 Apr 27;24(2):E409-E413. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Heart Center, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Background: To investigate the potential of intravenously administered porcine recombinant interferon-β1a (IFN-β1a) for myocardial protection during acute ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in an experimental animal model.

Methods: Twenty-two piglets (mean ± standard deviation, 26.7 ± 1. Read More

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[Mitochondrial therapy: a new strategy for treating mitochondrion-associated diseases].

Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao 2021 Apr;37(4):1168-1177

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China.

Mitochondrion is a multifunctional organelle in cells and responsible for energy production, cell apoptosis and various life processes. Dysfunctional mitochondria are associated with hundreds of diseases. Increasing evidences have shown that extracellular mitochondria can be endocytosed by cells, directly into cells, and then play roles in cells. Read More

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COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2021 ;1318:263-291

Department of Cardiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

We herein seek to expound on up-to-the-minute information regarding cardiovascular disease in the era of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by highlighting acute myocardial injury caused by COVID-19 and probing into its pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnostic tests, and treatment modalities. We aim to share the latest research findings vis-à-vis cardiovascular disease patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on the association between hypertension and this infectious disease along with the relevant recommendations; describe the mechanism of coronary artery disease in such patients together with the necessary measures in the setting of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and chronic coronary syndrome; discuss tachy- and bradyarrhythmias in the COVID-19 setting alongside their treatments; elucidate coagulopathies, venous thromboembolism, and its prophylactic measures in the context of this infection; set out the cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocol as well as the pertinent safety concerns during the current pandemic; and, finally, explicate drug-drug interactions between COVID-19 and cardiovascular medication in hypertension, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, venous thromboembolism, and arrhythmias. Read More

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Tocilizumab increases citrullinated histone 3 in non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Open Heart 2021 May;8(1)

Center for Clinical Heart Research, Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Oslo, Norway.

Objective: Beyond reducing inflammation and troponin T (TnT) release, the interleukin-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab reduces neutrophil counts in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is unclear if this is related to formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), carrying inflammatory and thrombotic properties.

Methods: In a placebo-controlled trial, 117 patients with NSTEMI were randomised to a single dose of tocilizumab (n=58) or placebo (n=59) before coronary angiography. Read More

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Intraoperative hypotension and complications after vascular surgery: A scoping review.

Surgery 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Electronic address:

Background: Intraoperative hypotension during major surgery is associated with adverse health outcomes. This phenomenon represents a potentially important therapeutic target for vascular surgery patients, who may be uniquely vulnerable to intraoperative hypotension. This review summarizes current evidence regarding the impact of intraoperative hypotension on postoperative complications in patients undergoing vascular surgery, focusing on potentially modifiable procedure- and patient-specific risk factors. Read More

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Correction to: Dexmedetomidine attenuates myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in vitro by inhibiting NLRP3 Inflammasome activation.

BMC Anesthesiol 2021 May 10;21(1):141. Epub 2021 May 10.

Shandong Provincial Medicine and Health Key Laboratory of Clinical Anesthesia, School of Anesthesiology, Weifang Medical University, No. 7166, Baotong West Street, Weicheng District, Weifang, 261021, China.

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A state-of-the-art review of the current role of cardioprotective techniques in cardiac transplantation.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2021 May;32(5):683-694

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.


Objectives: The use of 'extended criteria' donor hearts and reconditioned hearts from donation after circulatory death has corresponded with an increase in primary graft dysfunction, with ischaemia-reperfusion injury being a major contributing factor in its pathogenesis. Limiting ischaemia-reperfusion injury through optimising donor heart preservation may significantly improve outcomes. We sought to review the literature to evaluate the evidence for this. Read More

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