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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772107/family-specific-aggregation-of-lipid-gwas-variants-confers-the-susceptibility-to-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-a-large-austrian-family
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Elina Nikkola, Arthur Ko, Marcus Alvarez, Rita M Cantor, Kristina Garske, Elliot Kim, Stephanie Gee, Alejandra Rodriguez, Reinhard Muxel, Niina Matikainen, Sanni Söderlund, Mahdi M Motazacker, Jan Borén, Claudia Lamina, Florian Kronenberg, Wolfgang J Schneider, Aarno Palotie, Markku Laakso, Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Päivi Pajukanta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hypercholesterolemia confers susceptibility to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Both serum total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) exhibit a strong genetic component (heritability estimates 0.41-0.50). However, a large part of this heritability cannot be explained by the variants identified in recent extensive genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on lipids. Our aim was to find genetic causes leading to high LDL-C levels and ultimately CVD in a large Austrian family presenting with what appears to be autosomal dominant inheritance for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)...
July 22, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772106/frontal-plane-t-wave-axis-orientation-predicts-coronary-events-findings-from-the-moli-sani-study
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Licia Iacoviello, Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, Simona Costanzo, Livia Rago, Amalia De Curtis, Deodato Assanelli, Fabio Badilini, Martino Vaglio, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Peter W Macfarlane, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The orientation of the frontal plane T-wave axis (T axis) is a reliable measure of ventricular repolarisation. We investigated the association between T-axis and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure (HF), atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke and cardiovascular (CVD) mortality. METHODS: A sample of 21,287 Moli-sani participants randomly recruited from the general adult (≥35 y) Italian population, free of CVD disease, were followed for a median of 4...
July 22, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763728/crural-index-and-extensive-atherosclerosis-of-crural-vessels-are-associated-with-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
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Jan-Erik Wickström, Juho M Jalkanen, Maarit Venermo, Harri H Hakovirta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Limited data exist on the association of the anatomical distribution of atherosclerotic lesions and the extent of atherosclerosis at defined arterial segments with life expectancy. We recently presented a new classification of the extent of atherosclerosis in crural vessels and showed that Crural Index (CIx) was associated with mid-term survival of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. This study evaluates the significance of the extent of crural atherosclerosis on long-term cardiovascular mortality...
July 22, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774484/cardiovascular-disease-risk-associated-with-serum-apolipoprotein-b-is-modified-by-serum-vitamin-a
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Thomas Olsen, Kathrine J Vinknes, Gard F T Svingen, Eva R Pedersen, Grethe S Tell, Rune Blomhoff, Christian A Drevon, Per M Ueland, Øivind Midttun, Helga Refsum, Ottar K Nygård
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Apolipoproteins B (apoB) and A1 (apoA1) are major protein constituents of low-density and high-density lipoproteins, respectively, and serum concentrations of these apolipoproteins are associated with risk of atherosclerosis. Vitamin A (VA) has been implicated in lipoprotein metabolism. We evaluated the associations of serum apoB, apoA1 and their ratio (apoBAR) with risk of incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the possible modification by serum VA. METHODS: Risk associations were assessed by Cox regression, and presented as hazard ratios (HRs) per standard deviation (SD) increment in log-transformed values of the lipid parameters, among 4117 patients with suspected stable angina pectoris, located in Western Norway...
July 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756876/combating-atherosclerosis-with-heavy-pufas-deuteron-not-proton-is-the-first
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EDITORIAL
Dimitrios Tsikas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738269/an-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-red-microalga-polysaccharides-in-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
#6
Oshrat Levy-Ontman, Mahmoud Huleihel, Rachel Hamias, Talya Wolak, Esther Paran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Polysaccharides (PSs) produced by the red microalga Porphyridium sp. were reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory bioactivities in the human skin. The primary goal of the present research was to assess whether PSs attenuate inflammatory processes by interfering with tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)-induced inflammation, in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs). METHODS: Functional and inflammatory markers were quantified in TNF-α-stimulated HCAECs, with and without pre-treatment with PSs...
July 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735812/reply-to-%C3%AE-blocker-treatment-of-vascular-disease-in-cocaine-addiction
#7
LETTER
Keren Bachi, Venkatesh Mani, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Devi Jeyachandran, Zahi A Fayad, Rita Z Goldstein, Nelly Alia-Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753450/a-novel-cardiovascular-death-prediction-model-for-chinese-individuals-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-381-963-study-participants
#8
Wei-Syun Hu, June-Han Lee, Min-Kuang Tsai, Chi-Pang Wen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at developing a novel risk prediction model for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) for Chinese individuals, based upon a large cohort from Taiwan. METHODS: This Chinese cohort came from Taiwan, with 381,963 individuals free from CVD, recruited from a private health surveillance program. With a median follow-up of 8.8 years, 1894 CVD deaths out of a total of 10,829 deaths were identified by linking cohort ID with the National Death File...
July 14, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733086/reply-to-talking-about-mediation-in-health-and-physical-activity-sciences
#9
LETTER
Mark Hamer, Thomas Yates, Francesco Zaccardi, Panayotes Demakakos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756313/differences-in-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-in-a-general-mediterranean-population-depending-on-the-presence-or-absence-of-metabolic-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Ruth Martí-Lluch, Maria Del Mar Garcia-Gil, Lourdes Camós, Marc Comas-Cufí, Marc Elosua-Bayés, Jordi Blanch, Anna Ponjoan, Lia Alves-Cabratosa, Roberto Elosua, María Grau, Jaume Marrugat, Rafel Ramos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The main aim of this study is to describe the differences in the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) in individuals with metabolic cardiovascular risk factors or a previous history of vascular diseases (WCVRF) compared to healthy individuals (free of risk factors and previous history of vascular diseases; FCVRF) in a general Mediterranean population. The secondary aim is to describe the proportion of CAVI≥9 depending on the cardiovascular risk category in both CVRF groups by sex...
July 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734591/increased-inflammatory-effect-of-electronegative-ldl-and-decreased-protection-by-hdl-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#11
Montserrat Estruch, Inka Miñambres, Jose Luis Sanchez-Quesada, Marta Soler, Antonio Pérez, Jordi Ordoñez-Llanos, Sonia Benitez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Type 2 diabetic patients have an increased proportion of electronegative low-density lipoprotein (LDL(-)), an inflammatory LDL subfraction present in blood, and dysfunctional high-density lipoprotein (HDL). We aimed at examining the inflammatory effect of LDL(-) on monocytes and the counteracting effect of HDL in the context of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which the population comprised 3 groups (n = 12 in each group): type 2 diabetic patients with good glycaemic control (GC-T2DM patients), type 2 diabetic patients with poor glycaemic control (PC-T2DM), and a control group...
July 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734203/exenatide-mitigated-diet-induced-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerotic-plaque-growth-in-apoe-deficient-mice-under-chronic-stress
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Guang Yang, Yanna Lei, Aiko Inoue, Limei Piao, Lina Hu, Haiying Jiang, Takeshi Sasaki, Hongxian Wu, Wenhu Xu, Chenglin Yu, Guangxian Zhao, Shinyu Ogasawara, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian-Wu Cheng
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. Because the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP-1R) agonist prevents cardiovascular injury, we investigated the beneficial effects and mechanism of the GLP-1 analogue exenatide on stress-related vascular senescence and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet. METHODS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed the HF diet were assigned to non-stressed and immobilized-stress groups for 12 weeks...
July 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777936/comparison-of-non-traditional-biomarkers-and-combinations-of-biomarkers-for-vascular-risk-prediction-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-the-edinburgh-type-2-diabetes-study
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Anna H Price, Christopher J Weir, Paul Welsh, Stela McLachlan, Mark W J Strachan, Naveed Sattar, Jackie F Price
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at comparing the impact of multiple non-traditional biomarkers (ankle brachial pressure index (ABI), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTnT), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) and four markers of systemic inflammation), both individually and in combination, on cardiovascular risk prediction, over and above traditional risk factors incorporated in the QRISK2 score, in older people with type 2 diabetes...
July 12, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760375/noninvasive-assessment-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-persons-with-symptoms-of-depression
#14
REVIEW
Shozab S Ali, Sher A Khan, Faisal Khosa, Ehimen C Aneni, Andrew Jones, Antony Selwyn St Leger, Hamid R Feiz, Ricardo C Cury, Arthur S Agatston, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of loss of interest along with a cluster of clinical symptoms. It is a significant public health concern affecting 350 million people worldwide. Depression has an association with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organization estimates both depression and coronary artery disease to be the two major causes of disability-adjusted life years by year 2020. Early identification of subclinical cardiovascular disease in people suffering from depression may significantly impact risk stratification of these patients...
July 12, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759844/circulating-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-product-cross-sectional-associations-with-cardiac-markers-and-subclinical-vascular-disease-in-older-men-with-and-without-diabetes
#15
S Goya Wannamethee, Paul Welsh, Olia Papacosta, Elizabeth A Ellins, Julian P J Halcox, Peter H Whincup, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) has been implicated in diabetic vascular complications. We have examined the association between sRAGE and cardiac markers [NT-proBNP and cardiac troponin T (cTnT)] and subclinical vascular markers in older men with and without diabetes. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 1159 men aged 71-92 years with no history of cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, coronary artery bypass graft operation or angioplasty)...
July 12, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774485/non-cardiac-sarcoid-actually-affects-the-heart-by-reducing-coronary-flow-reserve
#16
EDITORIAL
Carlos G Santos-Gallego, Allen J Weiss, Javier Sanz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724499/peripheral-arterial-disease-outcomes-and-association-with-supar-a%C3%A2-bridge-to-myeloid-precursors-or-mast-cells-or-both
#17
EDITORIAL
Clemens Hoebaus, Sarah Mohammed Yussuf, Peter Valent, Gerit-Holger Schernthaner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716457/interleukin-32-in-chronic-inflammatory-conditions-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Michelle S M A Damen, Calin D Popa, Mihai G Netea, Charles A Dinarello, Leo A B Joosten
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most frequent cause of death in developed countries. Their prevalence is higher in several chronic inflammatory conditions. This is likely due to the substantial contribution of the inflammatory status of the patients to the development and stability of atherosclerotic plaques. Recent evidence suggests that interleukin (IL)-32 may be involved in the conditions that contribute to CVD. IL-32 not only modulates important inflammatory pathways known to contribute to the pathogenesis of both inflammatory diseases and atherosclerosis, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α, IL-6 or IL-1β, but it has been also suggested to modulate endothelial cell function and the serum concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)...
July 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728065/c-reactive-protein-in-atherosclerosis-a-risk-marker-but-not-a-causal-factor-a-13-year-population-based-longitudinal-study-the-troms%C3%A3-study
#19
Agnethe Eltoft, Kjell Arne Arntzen, John-Bjarne Hansen, Tom Wilsgaard, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Stein Harald Johnsen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CRP predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD) in large epidemiologic studies. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the role of CRP in atherosclerosis formation and progression in a prospective population-based study. METHODS: 6503 middle-aged subjects from The Tromsø study had serum CRP, carotid ultrasound and complete covariate data collected at baseline in 1994. Of these, 4730 and 2917 attended follow-up surveys with repeated assessments in 2001 and 2007, respectively...
July 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728064/ldl-subfractions-are-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-malm%C3%A3-prevention-project-study
#20
Dov Shiffman, Judy Z Louie, Michael P Caulfield, Peter M Nilsson, James J Devlin, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: After assessing the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on traditional risk factors, decisions concerning lipid lowering therapy might remain uncertain. To investigate whether lipoprotein subfraction levels could aid these decisions, we assessed the association between lipoprotein subfractions and CVD, after adjustment for traditional risk factors including standard lipids. METHODS: Using a case-cohort design, participants were randomly drawn from the Malmö Prevention Project (MPP), a population-based prospective study of 18,240 participants, and supplemented with additional incident CVD events (5764 participants, 1784 CVD events)...
July 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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