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Enyuan Zhang, Yaru Lu, Gang Chen, Lingyu Huang, Jingkun Zhang, Chengjian Wang, Qin Qin
BACKGROUND: Low serum albumin, high blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and uric acid are regarded closely related to the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), whereas it remains unclear whether they can function as predictors of CIN onset. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the association between abovementioned indicators and CIN incidence rate in patients receiving coronary angiography (CAG) and/or intervention. METHODS: Clinical studies were retrieved from the electronic databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Clinical Trials, and ScienceDirect from their inception to July 13, 2018...
December 9, 2018: Angiology
Ygal Plakht, Abeer Abu Eid, Harel Gilutz, Arthur Shiyovich
The last decade, patients with AMI became older with increased burden of CVRFs. Framingham risk score increased among patients with NSTEMI and decreased in patients with STEMI. These trends impact on risk stratification and secondary prevention programs.
December 5, 2018: Angiology
Yasin Yuksel, Burak Ayca, Fatih Akin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2018: Angiology
Mojtaba Ziaee, Sina Mashayekhi, Samad Ghaffari, Javad Mahmoudi, Parvin Sarbakhsh, Alireza Garjani
We assessed the prognostic value of serum levels of endocan in patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) through its correlation with the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score and compared the possible association with clinical outcomes. In this prospective cross-sectional study, we enrolled 320 patients with documented ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-STEMI (NSTEMI), or unstable angina (UA) who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography. Endocan was measured soon after admission in the emergency department...
December 4, 2018: Angiology
Ruocen Bai, Yanfen Zhang, Wen Liu, Chunyan Ma, Xin Chen, Jun Yang, Dandan Sun
Cardiovascular disease has become the first cause of death for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the relevant data is limited and the relationship between AS and subclinical atherosclerosis remains questionable. Therefore, we assessed the relationship between subclinical atherosclerosis and AS in this meta-analysis. We synthesized the primary data on flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), or pulse wave velocity (PWV)-related studies involving AS and using searched electronic databases...
November 29, 2018: Angiology
Tetsuro Miyata, Yukihito Higashi, Hiroshi Shigematsu, Hideki Origasa, Masatoshi Fujita, Hiroshi Matsuo, Hiroaki Naritomi, Hiroaki Matsuda, Masahide Nakajima, Satoshi Yuki, Hideto Awano
Surveillance of cardiovascular Events in Antiplatelet-treated arterioSclerosis Obliterans patients in JapaN (SEASON) is a 2-year, prospective, real-world, registry study conducted in Japan from 2009 to 2013. This post hoc analysis evaluated risk factors for limb ischemia in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and ankle-brachial index (ABI) <0.90. Vascular events were adjudicated by an Efficacy Endpoint Review Committee. Cox regression identified predictors of limb-specific peripheral vascular events (amputation, development of critical limb ischemia, and acute limb ischemia)...
November 26, 2018: Angiology
Tufan Çinar, Ahmet Oz, Veysel Ozan Tanik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2018: Angiology
Ying Dong, Guang Hao, Zengwu Wang, Xin Wang, Zuo Chen, Linfeng Zhang
We estimated the prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH), and its relationship with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in a Chinese population. A cross-sectional survey of CVD risk factors was conducted among Chinese participants aged 35 to 64 years in 2009 to 2010. In 2017, 8965 participants completed follow-up assessments in which CVD and all-cause mortality were collected; 8754 participants were eligible for analysis. The percentage of meeting all 7 ideal CVH metrics was 0.10%. During a median follow-up of 6...
November 20, 2018: Angiology
Athanasia K Papazafiropoulou, Nikolaos G Patsourakos, Andreas Melidonis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 19, 2018: Angiology
Mustafa Karanfil, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Burak Açar, Çağri Yayla, Sefa Ünal, Koray Demirtaş, Ufuk Tan Bayram, Ahmet Lütfi Sertdemir, Özcan Özeke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2018: Angiology
Ya'nan Qu, Feng Zhang, Ji'e Yang, Yuxiang Dai, Chenguang Li, Hongbo Yang, Yang Gao, Kang Yao, Dong Huang, Hao Lu, Jianying Ma, Juying Qian, Junbo Ge
OBJECTIVES: Premature coronary artery disease (PCAD) is increasingly common in Asian countries; however, less is known regarding its characteristics and clinical outcomes. This study aims to describe clinical characteristics and investigate clinical outcomes in real-world Asian patients with PCAD. METHODS: A total of 4700 Asian patients undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation were included in our study and divided into PCAD group and mature CAD (MCAD) group according to their onset age...
November 12, 2018: Angiology
Yahya Kemal Icen, Ayse Selcan Koc, Hilmi Erdem Sumbul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2018: Angiology
Dai Zhang, Yan Sun, Xiaoli Liu, Fang Liu, Yujing Cheng, Xiaoteng Ma, Yingxin Zhao, Yujie Zhou
Managing patients with in-stent restenosis (ISR) remains an important clinical challenge. In particular, large, randomized trials assessing the effect of drug-eluting balloons (DEB) in patients with de novo lesions are warranted. We investigated the effect of DEB on procedural complications, target lesion revascularization (TLR), and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events in patients with drug-eluting stent ISR and de novo lesions. The clinical profiles of 238 consecutive patients treated for coronary ISR (n = 174) and de novo lesions (n = 64) using SeQuent Please paclitaxel-coated balloon were analyzed...
November 1, 2018: Angiology
Sijing Wu, Wei Liu, Qian Ma, Wei Yu, Yonghe Guo, Yingxin Zhao, Dongmei Shi, Yuyang Liu, Zhiming Zhou, Jianlong Wang, Ruifang Liu, Yujie Zhou
We investigated the correlation between insulin resistance (IR) and optical coherence tomography and identified culprit plaque characteristics in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Patients with ACS who underwent selective coronary intervention were prospectively enrolled. A total of 159 culprit lesions were identified in 145 patients. Culprit plaque characteristics, including thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) and spotty calcification, were analyzed. The IR was assessed using the homeostasis model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR)...
November 1, 2018: Angiology
Zhengze Dai, Rongrong Li, Minmin Ma, Gelin Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2018: Angiology
Alexander H Shannon, J Hunter Mehaffey, J Michael Cullen, Gilbert R Upchurch, William P Robinson
The optimal approach for repeat revascularization after failed endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia (CLI) is unclear. This study compared major adverse limb events (MALEs) and major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) between lower extremity bypass (LEB) and repeat endovascular intervention (REI) in patients with prior failed ipsilateral endovascular intervention. American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database identified patients undergoing LEB and endovascular intervention for CLI from 2011 to 2014...
October 30, 2018: Angiology
Faruk Ertas, Eyup Avci, Tuncay Kiris
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is acute kidney failure that occurs after exposure to contrast agent. There is no sensitive biomarker to predict the development of CIN. In a retrospective study, we investigated the predictive value of the fibrinogen to albumin ratio (FAR) to determine the risk of CIN in patients (N = 246) who underwent carotid angiography. Contrast-induced nephropathy was defined as a 0.5 mg/dL or 25% increase in serum creatinine levels 48 to 72 hours following exposure to a radiocontrast agent...
October 29, 2018: Angiology
Yalcin Velibey, Tolga Sinan Guvenc, Koray Demir, Ahmet Oz, Evliya Akdeniz, Rengin Cetin Guvenc, Ozge Guzelburc, Ufuk Yildiz, Aylin Safak, Koray Kalenderoglu, Ahmet Ilker Tekkesin
We retrospectively analyzed short- and long-term outcomes of patients who received bailout tirofiban during primary percutaneous intervention (pPCI). A total of 2681patients who underwent pPCI between 2009 and 2014 were analyzed; 1331 (49.6%) out of 2681 patients received bailout tirofiban. Using propensity score matching, 2100 patients (1050 patient received bail-out tirofiban) with similar preprocedural characteristics were identified. Patients who received bailout tirofiban had a significantly higher incidence of acute stent thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and major cardiac or cerebrovascular events during the in-hospital period...
October 28, 2018: Angiology
Mustafa Karakurt, Burak Acar, Ozcan Ozeke, Mustafa Bilal Ozbay, Yasin Ozen, Sefa Unal, Mustafa Karanfil, Cagri Yayla, Serkan Cay, Orhan Maden, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu, Sinan Aydogdu, Zehra Golbasi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2018: Angiology
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