What is myocarditis? Pop legend George Michael suffered from condition, coroner reveals

MYOCARDITIS is an inflammation of the myocardium, which is a heart muscle. A coroner has revealed pop legend George Michael died from the condition - dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): M.L. Erickson, J.M. Haus, S.K. Malin, C.A. Flask, A.J. McCullogh, J.P. KirwanAbstractBackground and aimsNonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excessive hepatic fat accumulation. Increased hepatic saturated fats and decreased hepatic polyunsaturated fats may be particularly lipotoxic, contributing to metabolic dysfunction. We compared hepatic lipid subspecies in adults with and without NAFLD, and examined links with hallmark metabolic and clinical characteristics of NAFLD.Methods and resu...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This study was designed to examine the role of the P-AKT2/SPK1 (P-SPK1) and P-MEK/P-ERK signaling cascades in the regulation of macrophage migration and LPS-induced myocarditis. Our data revealed that (1) the P-AKT2/SPK1 (P-SPK1) and P-MEK/P-ERK signaling cascades acted separately in the regulation of macrophage migration; (2) P-AKT2/SPK1 (P-SPK1) played a relatively important role compared to P-MEK/P-ERK cell signaling in LPS-induced macrophage migration; (3) atorvastatin (ATV) inhibited macrophage migration by inhibiting P-AKT2/SPK1 (P-SPK1) cell signaling, but ATV could increase P-MEK and P-ERK protein expression; (4) A...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
This study demonstrated the anti-tumor effects of berberine and its possible mechanism, providing a potential drug for treating NASH-HCC. PMID: 31217846 [PubMed]
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeElevated copeptin, a vasopressin marker, is linked to metabolic disease, and obese rats with low-vasopressin concentration had a decreased risk of liver steatosis. We here investigated the association between copeptin and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and possible differences in copeptin concentration between ethnicities.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study of 361 South Africans (n = 172 African black, 189 = Caucasian) with a mean age of 45 years and 45% men, plasma copeptin was measured and associated with NAFLD according to a validated fatty liver index accounting for...
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
India leads the world with the largest number of diabetes patients, thereby known as “Diabetic Capital of the World”, having more than 62 million diabetic individuals diagnosed with the disease [1,2]. The rapid epidemiological transition associated with unhealthy dietary patterns, physical inactivity are considered as main drivers to give a higher prevalence of diabetes in the u rban population [3]. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is the commonest form of diabetes with a prevalence of 2.4% in the rural population and 11.6% in the urban population [4].
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe change of slope was dependent on surgical procedures. In functional mitral regurgitation, the slope may be a more sensitive parameter in reflecting the left ventricular contractile function than the left ventricular ejection fraction.
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionExogenous treatment of PGE2 and the EP4 receptor agonist blocked the pro-inflammatory actions of LPS. Mechanistically, this was mediated via reduced Akt phosphorylation and inhibition of NF-κB.
Source: Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
Authors: Alswat KA, Fallatah HI, Al-Judaibi B, Elsiesy HA, Al-Hamoudi WK, Qutub AN, Alturaify N, Al-Osaimi A Abstract Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major national and international health burden. It is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide and the most common cause of abnormal liver enzymes in many developed countries. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is also known as an important cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis and second leading cause for liver transplantation. It is commonly associated with metabolic syndrome. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the progressive phenotype of NAFLD. ...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
FDA hearings on paclitaxel devices in PAD, health news spin, myocarditis, difficult conversations, and TAVR in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news
Conditions:   Dilated Cardiomyopathy;   Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction;   Fibrosis Myocardial Interventions:   Device: ICD;   Device: ILR Sponsor:   Flinders University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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