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MicroRNA-21 Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Function via Targeting Tropomyosin 1 in Arteriosclerosis Obliterans of Lower Extremities
Wang M, Li W, Chang G-Q, Ye C-S, Ou J-S, Li X-X, Liu Y, Cheang T-Y, Huang X-L, Wang S-M. MicroRNA-21 Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Function via Targeting Tropomyosin 1 in Arteriosclerosis Obliterans of Lower Extremities. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31:2044-2053, doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.229559
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By targeting tropomyosin1, MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) regulates arterial smooth muscle cell function by targeting tropomyosin 1, playing an important role in obliterans (ASO). Although more research is warranted, these findings might provide a new therapeutic target for human ASO.

 


 

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Apr 18, 2013 1:53 PM CDT

Substantial Reduction in Single Sympathetic Nerve Firing After Renal Denervation in Patients With Resistant Hypertension
Hering D, Lambert EA, Marusic P, Walton AS, Krum H, Lambert GW, Esler MD, Schlaich MP. Substantial Reduction in Single Sympathetic Nerve Firing After Renal Denervation in Patients with Resistant Hypertension. Hypertension. 2013;61:457-464, doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.00194
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In patients with resistant hypertension, renal denervation has been shown to reduce blood pressure and muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Renal denervation was shown to influence the rapid reduction in firing properties of single sympathetic vasoconstrictor fibers.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Apr 4, 2013 12:11 PM CDT
Derivation and Validation of a Lifestyle CVD Risk Score for the Prediction of CVD Among Middle-aged Women and Men
Stephanie E Chiuve, Brigham and Women’s Hosp, Boston, MA

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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Mar 22, 2013 1:18 PM CDT
Trajectories of Maintaining Recommended Amounts of Physical Activity in Young Adulthood and Associations with Abdominal Adiposity in Middle Age: The Cardia Study 
Christina M. Shay, PhD, MA, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Mar 22, 2013 10:58 AM CDT

Excessive gain in BMI between age 7-16 is Related to CVD in Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study
Dr. Julia Steinberger, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Posted by PON Editor on Mar 22, 2013 10:57 AM CDT
Association of Small Molecule Metabolic Intermediates that Predict Cardiovascular Mortality with Peak VO2 in a Heart Failure Population
William E Kraus, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


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EPI/NPAM 2013 on the PON
Posted by PON Editor on Mar 21, 2013 5:32 PM CDT

A Comparison of Novel and Traditional Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease across the Spectrum of Older Age: The Cardiovascular Health Study
Michelle C Odden, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR


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EPI/NPAM 2013 on the PON
Posted by PON Editor on Mar 21, 2013 5:01 PM CDT

Racial Disparities in CHS Mortality in the REGARDS Study
Monika M Safford, University of Alabama at Birmingham



EPI/NPAM 2013 on the PON
Posted by PON Editor on Mar 21, 2013 4:51 PM CDT

AHA Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update:
A Statement for Public Health Practitioners, Healthcare Providers, and Health Policy Makers

 
Posted by PON Editor on Mar 21, 2013 10:34 AM CDT
American Heart Association Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2012 Update: A Statement for Public Health Practitioners, Healthcare Providers, and Health Policy Makers

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  • Provides a comprehensive inventory of evidence-based goals, strategies, and recommendations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke prevention that can be implemented on a community level.
  • Improves upon the 2003 AHA Community Guide by:
    1. Incorporating new evidence for community interventions gained over the last decade,
    2. Expanding the target audience to include a broader range of community advocates,
    3. Aligning with the concepts and terminology of the AHA 2020 Impact Goals, and
    4. Recognizing the contributions of new public and private sector programs involving community interventions.



    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print March 21, 2013, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31828f8a94.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 21, 2013 10:01 AM CDT
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