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Cardiac Dysfunction in a Porcine Model of Pediatric Malnutrition.

Fabiansen C, Lykke M, Hother AL, Koch J, Nielsen OB, Hunter I, Goetze JP, Friis H, Thymann T - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: However, when release occurred, cardiac troponin-T concentration was 6.9-fold higher (95%CI: 3.0-15.9; p < 0.001) in MAIZE compared to AGE-REF.At week 7, the mean body weight in MAIZE was lower than AGE-REF (8.3 vs 32.4 kg, p < 0.001), whereas heart-weight relative to body-weight was similar across the three groups.The myocardial performance index was 86% higher in MAIZE vs AGE-REF (p < 0.001) and 27% higher in MAIZE vs WEIGHT-REF (p = 0.025).

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Affiliation: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

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Background: Half a million children die annually of severe acute malnutrition and cardiac dysfunction may contribute to the mortality. However, cardiac function remains poorly examined in cases of severe acute malnutrition.

Objective: To determine malnutrition-induced echocardiographic disturbances and longitudinal changes in plasma pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin-T in a pediatric porcine model.

Methods and results: Five-week old piglets (Duroc-x-Danish Landrace-x-Yorkshire) were fed a nutritionally inadequate maize-flour diet to induce malnutrition (MAIZE, n = 12) or a reference diet (AGE-REF, n = 12) for 7 weeks. Outcomes were compared to a weight-matched reference group (WEIGHT-REF, n = 8). Pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin-T were measured weekly. Plasma pro-atrial natriuretic peptide decreased in both MAIZE and AGE-REF during the first 3 weeks but increased markedly in MAIZE relative to AGE-REF during week 5-7 (p ≤ 0.001). There was overall no difference in plasma cardiac troponin-T between groups. However, further analysis revealed that release of cardiac troponin-T in plasma was more frequent in AGE-REF compared with MAIZE (OR: 4.8; 95%CI: 1.2-19.7; p = 0.03). However, when release occurred, cardiac troponin-T concentration was 6.9-fold higher (95%CI: 3.0-15.9; p < 0.001) in MAIZE compared to AGE-REF. At week 7, the mean body weight in MAIZE was lower than AGE-REF (8.3 vs 32.4 kg, p < 0.001), whereas heart-weight relative to body-weight was similar across the three groups. The myocardial performance index was 86% higher in MAIZE vs AGE-REF (p < 0.001) and 27% higher in MAIZE vs WEIGHT-REF (p = 0.025).

Conclusions: Malnutrition associates with cardiac dysfunction in a pediatric porcine model by increased myocardial performance index and pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and it associates with cardiac injury by elevated cardiac troponin-T. Clinical studies are needed to see if the same applies for children suffering from malnutrition.

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Comparison of myocardial Na+/K+-ATPase density (means ± SEM).Measurements of Na+/K+-ATPase density expressed as ouabain-binding sites in myocardial tissue of individual pigs: MAIZE (n = 9), AGE-REF (n = 11), WEIGHT-REF (n = 8).a,b,cMeans not sharing a letter in their superscript are significantly different (p<0.001). ww = wet weight.
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pone.0140472.g003: Comparison of myocardial Na+/K+-ATPase density (means ± SEM).Measurements of Na+/K+-ATPase density expressed as ouabain-binding sites in myocardial tissue of individual pigs: MAIZE (n = 9), AGE-REF (n = 11), WEIGHT-REF (n = 8).a,b,cMeans not sharing a letter in their superscript are significantly different (p<0.001). ww = wet weight.

Mentions: During necropsy, immediately after echocardiography, hearts in MAIZE presented with a pale and soft myocardium, which tended to collapse. The absolute heart weight in MAIZE was markedly lower than in AGE-REF and similar to WEIGHT-REF, but the heart weight relative to body weight was similar (Table 2). Myocardial Na+/K+-ATPase density was 51% higher in MAIZE vs. AGE-REF (1650 vs. 1095 pmol/g wet weight (ww), p<0.001) and 26% lower in MAIZE vs. WEIGHT-REF (1650 vs. 2242 pmol/g ww, p<0.001) (Fig 3).


Cardiac Dysfunction in a Porcine Model of Pediatric Malnutrition.

Fabiansen C, Lykke M, Hother AL, Koch J, Nielsen OB, Hunter I, Goetze JP, Friis H, Thymann T - PLoS ONE (2015)

Comparison of myocardial Na+/K+-ATPase density (means ± SEM).Measurements of Na+/K+-ATPase density expressed as ouabain-binding sites in myocardial tissue of individual pigs: MAIZE (n = 9), AGE-REF (n = 11), WEIGHT-REF (n = 8).a,b,cMeans not sharing a letter in their superscript are significantly different (p<0.001). ww = wet weight.
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pone.0140472.g003: Comparison of myocardial Na+/K+-ATPase density (means ± SEM).Measurements of Na+/K+-ATPase density expressed as ouabain-binding sites in myocardial tissue of individual pigs: MAIZE (n = 9), AGE-REF (n = 11), WEIGHT-REF (n = 8).a,b,cMeans not sharing a letter in their superscript are significantly different (p<0.001). ww = wet weight.
Mentions: During necropsy, immediately after echocardiography, hearts in MAIZE presented with a pale and soft myocardium, which tended to collapse. The absolute heart weight in MAIZE was markedly lower than in AGE-REF and similar to WEIGHT-REF, but the heart weight relative to body weight was similar (Table 2). Myocardial Na+/K+-ATPase density was 51% higher in MAIZE vs. AGE-REF (1650 vs. 1095 pmol/g wet weight (ww), p<0.001) and 26% lower in MAIZE vs. WEIGHT-REF (1650 vs. 2242 pmol/g ww, p<0.001) (Fig 3).

Bottom Line: However, when release occurred, cardiac troponin-T concentration was 6.9-fold higher (95%CI: 3.0-15.9; p < 0.001) in MAIZE compared to AGE-REF.At week 7, the mean body weight in MAIZE was lower than AGE-REF (8.3 vs 32.4 kg, p < 0.001), whereas heart-weight relative to body-weight was similar across the three groups.The myocardial performance index was 86% higher in MAIZE vs AGE-REF (p < 0.001) and 27% higher in MAIZE vs WEIGHT-REF (p = 0.025).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

ABSTRACT

Background: Half a million children die annually of severe acute malnutrition and cardiac dysfunction may contribute to the mortality. However, cardiac function remains poorly examined in cases of severe acute malnutrition.

Objective: To determine malnutrition-induced echocardiographic disturbances and longitudinal changes in plasma pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin-T in a pediatric porcine model.

Methods and results: Five-week old piglets (Duroc-x-Danish Landrace-x-Yorkshire) were fed a nutritionally inadequate maize-flour diet to induce malnutrition (MAIZE, n = 12) or a reference diet (AGE-REF, n = 12) for 7 weeks. Outcomes were compared to a weight-matched reference group (WEIGHT-REF, n = 8). Pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin-T were measured weekly. Plasma pro-atrial natriuretic peptide decreased in both MAIZE and AGE-REF during the first 3 weeks but increased markedly in MAIZE relative to AGE-REF during week 5-7 (p ≤ 0.001). There was overall no difference in plasma cardiac troponin-T between groups. However, further analysis revealed that release of cardiac troponin-T in plasma was more frequent in AGE-REF compared with MAIZE (OR: 4.8; 95%CI: 1.2-19.7; p = 0.03). However, when release occurred, cardiac troponin-T concentration was 6.9-fold higher (95%CI: 3.0-15.9; p < 0.001) in MAIZE compared to AGE-REF. At week 7, the mean body weight in MAIZE was lower than AGE-REF (8.3 vs 32.4 kg, p < 0.001), whereas heart-weight relative to body-weight was similar across the three groups. The myocardial performance index was 86% higher in MAIZE vs AGE-REF (p < 0.001) and 27% higher in MAIZE vs WEIGHT-REF (p = 0.025).

Conclusions: Malnutrition associates with cardiac dysfunction in a pediatric porcine model by increased myocardial performance index and pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and it associates with cardiac injury by elevated cardiac troponin-T. Clinical studies are needed to see if the same applies for children suffering from malnutrition.

No MeSH data available.


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