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RATIONALE Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) constitute a novel class of noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression. Although recent data suggest that lncRNAs may be associated with cardiac disease, little is known about lncRNAs in the setting of myocardial ischemia. OBJECTIVE To measure lncRNAs in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) constitute a novel class of non-coding RNAs. LncRNAs regulate gene expression, thus having the possibility to modulate disease progression. In this study, we investigated the changes of lncRNAs expression in the heart after myocardial infarction (MI). Adult male C57/BL6 mice were subjected to coronary ligation or sham(More)
OBJECTIVES To address the diagnostic value of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in patients presenting with acute chest pain. DESIGN In a prospective, international, multicentre study, six miRNAs (miR-133a, miR-208b, miR-223, miR-320a, miR-451 and miR-499) were simultaneously measured in a blinded fashion in 1155 unselected patients presenting with acute(More)
Recent studies have focused their attention on the role of the proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the development of heart failure. First recognized as an endotoxin-induced serum factor that caused necrosis of tumors and cachexia, it is now recognized that TNF participates in the pathophysiology of a group of inflammatory diseases(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid and correct diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI) has an important impact on patient treatment and prognosis. We compared the diagnostic performance of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) and cardiac enriched microRNAs (miRNAs) in patients with MI. METHODS Circulating concentrations of cardiac-enriched miR-208b and(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after acute myocardial infarction is associated with adverse prognosis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate the expression of several genes involved in LV remodeling. Our aim was to identify miRNAs associated with LV remodeling after acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 90 patients after first(More)
OBJECTIVES This retrospective multicenter registry evaluated the safety and feasibility of left ventricular (LV) support with the Impella 2.5 (Abiomed Europe GmbH, Aachen, Germany) during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Patients with complex or high-risk coronary lesions, such as last remaining vessel or left main lesions,(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been associated with the development of left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to determine whether peripheral levels of MMPs can be used as a risk marker for the development of congestive heart failure (CHF) after acute MI. METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma levels of MMP-2, MMP-9,(More)
Intracoronary infusion of autologous bone marrow cells (CTX) has been shown to improve myocardial function in post infarct patients and in patients with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. Whether CTX affects exercise-induced changes in cardiac deformation and mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with end stage heart failure has not been studied. In this(More)