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Chronic nicotine abuse has clearly been linked to the development and progression of atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and heart failure.1 In addition, several studies have also shown that ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Andreas Goette

Date : 01/08/2009 Item size : 172215 bytes

Abstract Background: We have shown that rapid atrial activation, as occurs during atrial fibrillation (AF), reduces L-type Ca2+ current (ICa) and that this is the principal mechanism of the action ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Rania Gaspo, Hui Sun, Samir Fareh, Mirie Levi, Lixia Yue, Bruce G. Allen, Terence E. Hebert, Stanley Nattel

Date : 01/05/1999 Item size : 258753 bytes

Enalapril effects on atrial remodeling and atrial fibrillation in experimental congestive heart failure There is evidence that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors reduce the prevalence of ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Yanfen Shi, Danshi Li, Jean-Claude Tardif, Stanley Nattel

Date : 01/05/2002 Item size : 234343 bytes

Chronic heart failure increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), with the prevalence of AF paralleling the severity of heart failure.1 Factors that underlie this increased susceptibility to AF ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Andrew C. Rankin, Antony J. Workman

Date : 01/11/2009 Item size : 165961 bytes

Calpain activity correlated with L-type Ca2+ channel and Kv1.5 protein amounts (r=0.80, P<0.001 and r=0.72, P<0.001, respectively), degree of structural changes (r=0.90, P<0.001), shortening of ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Bianca J.J.M Brundel, Jannie Ausma, Isabelle C van Gelder, Johan J.L Van Der Want, Wiek H van Gilst, Harry J.G.M Crijns, Robert H Henning

Date : 01/05/2002 Item size : 282302 bytes

The most common pathologies are valvular and ischemic heart disease, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and cardiomyopathies. Less common etiologies, but still clearly associated with AF, include ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Richard B Schuessler

Date : 01/11/2001 Item size : 131331 bytes

TGF-β is an important activator of chemokines and attracts monocytes into the heart.6 Micro-RNAs,7 plasminogen activator-inhibitor 1,8 or non-canonical, SMAD-independent activation of junction ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Larissa Fabritz, Paulus Kirchhof

Date : 01/09/2013 Item size : 186142 bytes

Whether this also holds for patients with chronic heart failure is at present unsettled, but obviously, these patients would benefit most from sinus rhythm since with restoration and maintenance of ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Isabelle C. Van Gelder

Date : 01/04/2007 Item size : 171177 bytes

The sodium pump current has been the subject of many studies, but information on human cardiac tissue is lacking. (1) By producing K+ and Na+ gradients between the intra- and extracellular medium ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Edward Carmeliet

Date : 01/09/2003 Item size : 155901 bytes

By comparison with multiple intracardiac simultaneously acquired right and left AF cycle lengths in patients with paroxysmal AF, we found that the DACL in lead V1, ranging from 130 to 185 ms, well ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Magnus Holm, Steen Pehrson, Max Ingemansson, Leif Sörnmo, Rolf Johansson, Lennart Sandhall, Max Sunemark, Birgit Smideberg, Christian Olsson, S.Bertil ...

Date : 01/04/1998 Item size : 293832 bytes