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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078914/appropriate-patient-selection-for-carotid-revascularization-procedures-is-urgently-needed
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Kosmas I Paraskevas, Frank J Veith, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Christos D Liapis
The identification/selection of appropriate patient subgroups with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and the performance of prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA)/carotid artery stenting (CAS) exclusively on these asymptomatic patient subgroups is currently one of the "hottest" topics in vascular surgery. It is now clear that offering CEA/CAS to asymptomatic carotid patients based only on the degree of carotid stenosis is unjustified and scientifically flawed. On the other hand, offering only best medical therapy to every asymptomatic patient, irrespective of certain high-risk criteria (such as the detection of microemboli by transcranial Doppler, intraplaque hemorrhage, silent embolic infarcts on brain computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, elevated biomarkers, family history), is equally wrong...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068802/atrial-volume-index-is-a-predictor-in-atrial-fibrillation-relapse
#2
Selcuk Kucukseymen, Elif Uygur Kucukseymen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068801/the-prevalence-of-lipoprotein-a-measurement-and-degree-of-elevation-among-2710-patients-with-calcific-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-an-academic-echocardiography-laboratory-setting
#3
Michael J Wilkinson, Gary S Ma, Calvin Yeang, Lawrence Ang, Monet Strachan, Anthony N DeMaria, Sotirios Tsimikas, Bruno Cotter
Lipoprotein(a; Lp[a]) and its associated oxidized phospholipids are causal, genetic risk factors for calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS). We determined the prevalence of Lp(a) measurement among 2710 patients with CAVS and 1369 control patients (∼50% of study group) without CAVS with an echocardiogram between January 2010 and February 2016 in an academic echocardiography laboratory. Lipoprotein(a) measurements were performed at a referral laboratory using an isoform-independent assay. The prevalence of any Lp(a) measurement was 4...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068799/is-in-stent-restenosis-after-a-successful-coronary-stent-implantation-due-to-stable-angina-associated-with-tg-hdl-c-ratio
#4
Harun Kundi, Ahmet Korkmaz, Ahmet Balun, Hulya Cicekcioglu, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Koray Gursel, Mustafa Cetin, Ender Ornek, Mehmet Ileri
We examined the impact of the preprocedural triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio on risk of in-stent restenosis (ISR). Patients with typical anginal symptoms and/or positive treadmill or myocardial perfusion scintigraphy test results who underwent successful coronary stent implantation due to stable angina were examined; 1341 patients were enrolled. The hospital files of the patients were used to gather data. Cox regression analysis showed that the TG/HDL-C ratio was independently associated with the presence of ISR ( P < ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068798/an-asymptomatic-septal-perforator-coronary-artery-left-ventricle-fistula-following-myectomy-in-a-patient-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#5
N Koutsogiannis, Ioanna Koniari, N Kounis, G Hahalis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056530/association-of-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-with-the-mortality-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-who-underwent-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#6
Tuncay Kiris, Aykan Çelik, Eser Variş, Erol Akan, Zehra Ilke Akyildiz, Mustafa Karaca, Cem Nazli, Abdullah Dogan
We investigated whether the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) 48 hours after admission is related to 30-day and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We evaluated 318 consecutive patients with STEMI who were undergoing primary PCI. The relationship between the LMR48h and all-cause mortality (30-day and long-term) was analyzed by categorizing the patients into tertiles (T) according to LMR48h-T1 (>2...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056529/anterior-tragal-crease-is-associated-with-atherosclerosis
#7
Pawinee Rerknimitr, Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Chanat Kumtornrat, Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, Cameron P Hurst, Aurauma Chutinet, Pravit Asawanonda, Nijasri C Suwanwela
The utility of the ear crease sign, anterior tragal crease (ATC), as a marker of atherosclerosis is yet to be established. The intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT-CCA) has been used as a noninvasive surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. History of traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis was obtained from 147 volunteers; ear examination was also performed and venous blood was drawn for laboratory analysis. The volunteers then underwent an ultrasonography measurement of the IMT-CCA. In univariate analysis, presence of ATC, age, underlying hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cigarette smoking, low-density lipoprotein, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein were significantly associated with the IMT-CCA...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056520/preoperative-insight-into-the-quality-of-radial-artery-grafts
#8
Petar Vukovic, Miodrag Peric, Sandra Radak, Nikola Aleksic, Dragana Unic-Stojanovic, Slobodan Micovic, Ivan Stojanovic, Predrag Milojevic
We investigated the impact of preoperative ultrasonography of the forearm circulation on radial artery conduit selection. Preoperative ultrasound of the forearm circulation was performed routinely in 536 patients planned for radial artery harvesting. The safety assessment of the harvest included the following algorithm of tests: the ultrasound, the Allen test, and pulse oximetry. The quality criteria that were used to exclude a radial artery from harvesting were small size of the artery, diffuse atherosclerosis, calcifications, and severe neointimal hyperplasia...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056519/comparison-of-transradial-and-transfemoral-approaches-in-women-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-china
#9
Chen Jin, Yi Xu, Shubin Qiao, Xinran Tang, Yongjian Wu, Hongbing Yan, Kefei Dou, Bo Xu, Jingang Yang, Ying Xian, Yuejin Yang
Despite increasing adoption of the transradial approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in clinical practice, the role of transradial intervention (TRI) in women remains a significant debate. We identified 1392 women from a consecutive cohort of patients undergoing PCI in China in 2010 and compared the efficacy and hospital costs between TRI and transfemoral intervention. An inverse probability weighting (IPW) method was used to control for potential bias. After IPW adjustment, patients receiving TRI were less likely to experience post-PCI bleeding (adjusted odds ratio [OR]: 0...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056516/assessment-of-renal-function-and-risk-factors-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#10
Xi-Bei Jia, Xi-Hua Hou, Qiu-Bo Ma, Xiao-Wen Cai, Yi-Ran Li, Su-Hong Mu, Shi-Ping Na, Ru-Juan Xie, Yu-Shi Bao
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) share common risk factors. We assessed renal function and the prevalence of CKD in patients with PAD and investigated the characteristics of the risk factors for CKD in this population. Renal function of 421 patients with PAD was evaluated. Among the participants, 194 (46.1%) patients had decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The prevalence of CKD was much higher among patients with PAD. Hypertension (odds ratios [ORs] 2.156, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932554/inflammatory-cytokine-levels-after-endovascular-therapy-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#11
Yasushi Ueki, Takashi Miura, Yusuke Miyashita, Souichiro Ebisawa, Hirohiko Motoki, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda
We evaluated the impact of endovascular therapy (EVT) on inflammatory cytokine levels and its relationship with in-stent restenosis in patients with peripheral artery disease. The study prospectively enrolled 35 patients with intermittent claudication who underwent EVT of the iliofemoral artery. Levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay before and at 2 hours, 4 hours, and 3 months after EVT...
December 8, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872316/outcomes-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-implanted-with-biodegradable-polymer-biolimus-eluting-stents-versus-new-generation-durable-polymer-drug-eluting-stents-a-retrospective-analysis
#12
Jeong Cheon Choe, Kwang Soo Cha, Hye Yoon Jang, Jong Hyun Choi, Bo Won Kim, Jinhee Ahn, Jin Sup Park, Hye Won Lee, Jun-Hyok Oh, Jung Hyun Choi, Han Cheol Lee, Taek Jong Hong, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong
We compared outcomes between biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stent (BP-BES) and new-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stent (DP-DES) implantations in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). Among 13472 patients with acute MI in a nationwide registry, 557 (64.8%) were in the BP-BES and 303 (35.2%) in the new-generation DP-DES group following coronary reperfusion. The occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE; death, MI, revascularization) and stent thrombosis was compared. Major adverse cardiac events occurred in 53 (6...
November 20, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856669/efficacy-and-safety-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-elderly-patients-in-the-second-generation-drug-eluting-stent-era-the-shinano-registry
#13
Takashi Miura, Yusuke Miyashita, Hirohiko Motoki, Hideki Kobayashi, Masanori Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Hikaru Kimura, Hiroshi Akanuma, Eiichiro Mawatari, Toshio Sato, Shoji Hotta, Yuichi Kamiyoshi, Takuya Maruyama, Noboru Watanabe, Takayuki Eisawa, Shinichi Aso, Naoto Hashizume, Soichiro Ebisawa, Uichi Ikeda
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the 1-year outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for elderly patients (aged ≥ 80 years) in the second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) era. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between August 2012 and July 2013, 1923 consecutive patients (mean age, 71 ± 11 years; ≥80 years, 23%; men, 77%) who underwent 2250 elective/urgent PCI procedures were enrolled in the Shinshu Prospective Multicenter Analysis for Elderly Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention registry...
November 16, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856668/endovascular-first-for-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-and-the-importance-of-long-term-surveillance
#14
EDITORIAL
Jesse A Columbo, Ravinder Kang, Philip P Goodney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852844/bilirubin-levels-are-associated-with-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#15
Ertan Vuruşkan, Erhan Saraçoğlu
The relationship between contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and oxidative mechanisms is well documented. Our aim was to demonstrate the possible relationship between CIN and serum bilirubin as an antioxidant molecule. This retrospective study included 359 patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who underwent peripheral diagnostic angiography; 179 developed CIN after the intervention and another 180 were the control group, matched for age, gender, and cardiovascular risk factors. Baseline, 48- to 72-hour, and 30-day laboratory values, major adverse cardiovascular events, and dialysis requirements were recorded...
November 15, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815334/effect-of-long-term-administration-of-nicorandil-on-endothelial-function-of-the-radial-artery-in-patients-with-angina-undergoing-transradial-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#16
Yanming Fan, Xianghua Fu, Yanbo Wang, Wei Li, Xile Bi, Liye Wei, Yuyang Xiao, Shiru Bai
We evaluated the effect of long-term administration of nicorandil on endothelial function of the radial artery in patients with angina undergoing elective transradial coronary intervention (TRI). A total of 127 patients were randomly assigned to nicorandil (standard medication plus nicorandil 5 mg twice daily, n = 64) or control group (standard medication except nicorandil, n = 63) immediately after TRI procedure. Radial artery diameter (RAD), flow-mediated dilation (FMD), and nitroglycerin-mediated dilation (NMD) of radial artery were measured 1 day before TRI as well as 1 day and 3 months after TRI by Ultrasound-Doppler...
November 4, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814266/preprocedural-albumin-levels-and-risk-of-in-stent-restenosis-after-coronary-stenting-with-bare-metal-stent-author-s-reply
#17
Ibrahim Etem Celik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568382/the-role-of-albumin-in-bare-metal-in-stent-restenosis
#18
Harun Kundi, Mustafa Cetin, Emrullah Kiziltunc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432445/resting-heart-rate
#19
Samet Yilmaz, Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Sinan Aydogdu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413055/preprocedural-albumin-levels-and-risk-of-in-stent-restenosis-after-coronary-stenting-with-bare-metal-stent
#20
Ibrahim Etem Celik, Mikail Yarlıoglues
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Angiology
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