Relation of functional and morphological changes in mitochondria to myocardial contractile and relaxation reserves in asymptomatic to mildly symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Kazumasa Unno, Satoshi Isobe, Hideo Izawa, Xian Wu Cheng, Masakazu Kobayashi, Akihiro Hirashiki, Takashi Yamada, Ken Harada, Satoru Ohshima, Akiko Noda, Kohzo Nagata, Katsuhiko Kato, Mitsuhiro Yokota, Toyoaki Murohara

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

AimsTo examine the relation between mitochondrial dysfunction and myocardial contractile and relaxation reserves in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).Methods and resultsThirty HCM patients (LVEF ≥60%) underwent biventricular cardiac catheterization analysis both at rest and during atrial pacing as well as myocardial 99mTc-sestamibi scintigraphy at rest to calculate washout rate. Endomyocardial biopsy specimens were obtained for quantitative mRNA analysis and electron microscopy. The HCM patients were divided into two groups - group A: normal force-frequency relation and a pressure half-time (T1/2) of <30 ms (n = 15); group B: abnormal force-frequency relation or T1/2 of ≥30 ms (n = 15). The 99mTc- sestamibi washout rate was significantly correlated with T1/2 for all patients (r = 0.74, P < 0.01) and was also significantly greater in group B (29.2 ± 6.3%) than in group A (19.3 ± 3.1%). The abundance of mRNAs for mitochondrial electron transport-related enzymes was significantly higher in group A than in group B. Mitochondria showed a greater variation in size and were more disorganized in group B than in group A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1853-1862
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean heart journal
Volume30
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Relation of functional and morphological changes in mitochondria to myocardial contractile and relaxation reserves in asymptomatic to mildly symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Unno, K., Isobe, S., Izawa, H., Cheng, X. W., Kobayashi, M., Hirashiki, A., Yamada, T., Harada, K., Ohshima, S., Noda, A., Nagata, K., Kato, K., Yokota, M., & Murohara, T. (2009). Relation of functional and morphological changes in mitochondria to myocardial contractile and relaxation reserves in asymptomatic to mildly symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. European heart journal, 30(15), 1853-1862. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehp184