Grain-free food linked to heart disease in dogs

Dogs that eat grain-free diets may be more prone to develop a canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and a group of veterinary diagnostic laboratories are investigating the potential link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and pet foods containing seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.  Breeds genetically predispose d to DCM, which often results in congestive heart failure,…
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Authors: Jang GY, Ha KS Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vascular stenosis after surgical repair frequently occurs in congenital heart disease. Although conventional balloon dilation is a useful option for stenotic lesions, restenosis may occur. Consequently, balloon expandable stents have been used; however, there are a limited number of balloon expandable stents in our country. Here, we report the early and intermediate-term outcomes of self-expandable stents in vascular stenosis of moderate to large-sized vessels in congenital heart disease. METHODS: Twelve self-expandable stents were implanted in 9 patie...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Food Composition and AnalysisAuthor(s): Christophoros Christophoridis, Anna Kosma, Emmanouil Evgenakis, Anna Bourliva, Konstantinos FytianosAbstractContamination of dairy products with heavy metals is a major concern on a global scale and human exposure to related food products, especially cheese, is of rising concern. The aim of this study was the determination of several heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn) in 15 cheese samples consumed Greece, during March 2016. An analytical method was optimized and applied, using microwave digest...
Source: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, National Institutes of Health.” The protocol was approved by the “China Pharmaceutical University.” Surgical Preparation The mice were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (4% chloral hydrate, ip). The HF model was induced by CAL as previously reported (Gao et al., 2010). Successful ligation of the coronary artery was confirmed by the occurrence of ST-segment elevation in electrocardiogram. Sham operated mice were performed the same process except left CAL. After ligation, the heart...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The findings suggest that biologically plausible genetic factors may alter susceptibility to PM10-associated QT prolongation in populations protected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Independent replication and functional characterization are necessary to validate our findings. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP347 Received: 11 April 2016 Revised: 07 September 2016 Accepted: 19 September 2016 Published: 08 June 2017 Address correspondence to R. Gondalia, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 137 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Two 2-year-old intact female rats (Rattus norvegicus) were presented with severe dyspnea and tachypnea. In rat 1, radiographic evaluation of the thorax revealed chronic pleural effusion, and cardiomegaly was suspected, suggesting a severe congestive heart failure. Echocardiography and computed tomography (CT) revealed bilateral pleural effusion, severe dilated cardiomyopathy, hepatomegaly, and mild abdominal effusion. Thoracocentesis and cytological examination revealed a chylous effusion. The patient was treated with a low fat diet, octreotide, and medication to treat heart disease (furosemide, benazepril, pimobendan, and digoxin).
Source: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
Two 2-year-old intact female rats (Rattus norvegicus) were presented with severe dyspnea and tachypnea. In rat 1, radiographic evaluation of the thorax revealed severe pleural effusion, and cardiomegaly was suspected, suggesting a severe congestive heart failure. Echocardiography and computed tomography (CT) revealed bilateral pleural effusion, severe dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), hepatomegaly, and mild abdominal effusion. Thoracocentesis and cytological examination revealed a chylous effusion. The patient was treated with a low-fat diet, octreotide, and medication to treat heart disease (furosemide, benazepril, pimobendan, and digoxin).
Source: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research
This study assessed the prevalence of grey hair in patients with coronary artery disease and whether it was an independent risk marker of disease. This was a prospective, observational study which included 545 adult men who underwent multi-slice computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease. Patients were divided into subgroups according to the presence or absence of coronary artery disease, and the amount of grey/white hair. The amount of grey hair was graded using the hair whitening score: 1 = pure black hair, 2 = black more than white, 3 = black equals white, 4 = white more t...
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In conclusion, compassionate use of autologous stem cell administration has led to at least short-term improvement in heart function and clinical stability in the majority of the critically ill pediatric patients. PMID: 28289528 [PubMed - in process]
Source: World Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: World J Cardiol Source Type: research
CSR-CSA is frequent in patients with CHF. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a structural heart disease with strong genetic background, yet one of the leading etiological causes of CHF. Studies have showed that the HSPB7 gene is associated with DCM.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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