Astaxanthin found to protect the heart in diabetics, researchers confirm

(Natural News) Most diabetes-related mortality incidences can be attributed to its complications. One of the most serious consequences caused by this disease is a heart condition called diabetic cardiomyopathy. Left untreated, diabetic cardiomyopathy can progress into congestive heart failure, which poses a severe threat to the patient’s life. Fortunately, researchers from The First Affiliated Hospital Of Nanjing Medical University and The...
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AbstractIntroductionsDiabetic cardiomyopathy is a type of myocardial disease. It causes left ventricular hypertrophy, followed by diastolic and systolic dysfunction, eventually leading to congestive heart failure. However, the underlying mechanism still requires further elucidation.Materials and MethodsHigh glucose zebrafish model was constructed by administrating streptozocin intraperitoneally to enhance the development of cardiomyopathy, and then treated with AMPK activator. Cardiac structure and function, protein and gene expression were then analyzed. Cardiomyocytes culture in vitro using lentivirus were used for detec...
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract Biomarkers are increasingly recognized to have significant clinical value in early identification and progression of various cardiovascular diseases. There are many heart conditions such as Congestive heart failure (CHF), ischemic heart diseases (IHD), and diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) and cardiac remodeling in which the severity of the cardiac pathology can be mirrored through these biomarker or cardiac biomarkers. From the emergency department (ED) evaluation of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) or suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with cardiac marker Troponin to the diagnosis of chronic conditio...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
This article aims to review the key connections in the epidemiology and etiopathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and heart failure
Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract The GERS-P (Exercise Rehabilitation Sports Prevention Group of the French Society of Cardiology) has decided to update current guidelines regarding the practice of EKG stress tests. Since the last update dates from 1997, the GERS judged it necessary to integrate data from new works and advancements made in the last 20 years. Good clinical practices and safety conditions are better defined regarding the structure, location, material, staff competency, as well as convention with hospital structures. The diagnosis of coronary artery disease remains the principal indication for a stress test. Interpretation o...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
We present a case of a patient with HT who presented with acute decompensated CHF (ADCHF) secondary to uncontrolled DM.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 318 Source Type: research
In conclusion, the impaired in situ activity of RyR2 may also account for the poor overall cardiac outcome reported in MetS patients; hence, the SERCA pump and RyR2 are both attractive potential targets for future therapies. Introduction Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of biochemical and physiological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2); it represents a severe public health problem around the world (Alberti et al., 2009). Risk factors for MetS include obesity (particularly central obesity), elevated triglyceride (TG) levels, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Myocardial energy metabolism is a complex process, which consists of a network of biochemical reactions and pathways. The initial stage is energy substrate utilization due to its uptake and metabolism as well as following participation of intermediates in TCA cycle. Then mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation enables generation of ATP molecules, and finally, the creatine kinase system transports ATP from mitochondria to the sarcomeres. In the light of the foregoing evidence, metabolism of the heart subjected to pressure overload may be disturbed in all of this areas. In spite of differences among humans and an...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
AbstractPatients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) are more likely to have subclinical cardiovascular disease. Objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and association of DR grades along with comorbidities in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD); association of DR grades beyond ocular morbidity, i.e., long-term outcomes among established CVD; influence of DR grades on prognosis in patients undergoing coronary revascularization. This was a single center, retrospective, data analysis of T2DM patients with established CVD. Goodness of fit was analyzed using Pearson ’s chi-square test. DR was o...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
​BY AN​UMEHA SINGH, MDA 56-year-old man presented to the ED with shortness of breath and pleural effusions diagnosed by an outside treating physician. The workup included urinalysis, which showed proteinuria, and the exam was consistent with myxedema and pedal edema. He had a history of rheumatoid arthritis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis and Sjögren's syndrome, diabetes, and monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS).The patient also had shortness of breath for a month and pleural effusions on outpatient chest x-ray. He had taken Humira, methotrexate (MTX), and steroids, but his arthritis and Sjögren'...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
​BY ANDRZEJ KIELTYKA, PA; PARDEEP THANDI, MD; &ANUMEHA SINGH, MDA 56-year-old man presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath for one month and pleural effusions on an outpatient chest x-ray. He had been taking adalimumab, methotrexate, and steroids for arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome.A right pleural effusion in a patient with nephrotic syndrome.His monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) was monitored annually, but no medical intervention beyond surveillance was required. He had excessive thirst but normal urine output. He noted face and hand swelling in the morning that gave wa...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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