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Related to Cardiac fibrosis: fibrosis of cardiac muscle, cardiac hypertrophy

cardiac

1. of or relating to the heart
2. of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus
3. a person with a heart disorder
4. Obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle

cardiac

[′kärd·ē‚ak]
(anatomy)
Of, pertaining to, or situated near the heart.
Of or pertaining to the cardia of the stomach.
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The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the effects of Tanshinone II-A, a bioactive diterpene quinone isolated from Danshen, on cardiac fibrosis and collagen metabolism in rats with renovascular hypertension.
Key words: Bosentan, diabetes, fibrotic agents, cardiac fibrosis, endothelin blockade, tissue growth factor beta, connective tissue growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor
Pomegranate flower extract also reduced heart muscle signaling of endothelin-1, a vasoconstrictor (blood vessel-narrowing) peptide implicated in cardiac fibrosis.
On postmortem examination, chronic renal disease and moderate cardiac fibrosis and endocardiosis were observed, but these conditions were considered to be age-related.
In humans, the RALES investigators measured a collagen peptide called procollagen type III amino-terminal peptide (PIIINP) as a marker for evidence of cardiac fibrosis in the study participants [Circulation.
5] The pathologic finding noted is mainly cardiac fibrosis, with less prominent vacuolization than seen on biopsy specimens examined during or soon after therapy.
Jose Jalife of the University of Michigan Medical School to better understand the contribution of galectin 3 to cardiac fibrosis in chronic arrhythmias using proprietary inhibitors of galectins, GM-CT-01 and GR-MD-02.
While it has been assumed that fluid and electrolyte imbalances are key contributors to the development of arrhythmias, other factors, including ventricular hypertrophy and cardiac fibrosis, also may exacerbate the underlying risk," said study co-author James A.
Results: In the SHR, hypertension, myocardium hypertrophy, more cardiac fibrosis, higher concentrations of serum norepinephrine and myocardium Ang II were observed.