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Current Atherosclerosis Reports

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735349/connecting-the-dots-between-fatty-acids-mitochondrial-function-and-dna-methylation-in-atherosclerosis
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Silvio Zaina, Gertrud Lund
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The quest for factors and mechanisms responsible for aberrant DNA methylation in human disease-including atherosclerosis-is a promising area of research. This review focuses on the role of fatty acids (FAs) as modulators of DNA methylation-in particular the role of mitochondrial beta-oxidation in FA-induced changes in DNA methylation during the progression of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications have advanced the knowledge in all areas touched by this review: the causal role of lipids in shaping the DNA methylome, the associations between chronic degenerative disease and mitochondrial function, the lipid composition of the atheroma, and the relevance of DNA hypermethylation in atherosclerosis...
September 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660593/is-obesity-the-new-hypertension-parallels-in-the-evolution-of-obesity-and-hypertension-as-recognized-disease-states
#2
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Devika Umashanker, Alpana P Shukla, Katherine H Saunders, Louis J Aronne
Obesity and hypertension are recognized disease states that share many similarities including complex physiology, therapeutic response to both lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy, and the need for long-term management. Both were initially believed to be disorders of lifestyle rather than true disease entities, and initial efforts at developing medical and surgical therapies were criticized. Ultimately, both have proven to be amenable to treatments that control their underlying physiology. Both hypertension and obesity have complex pathophysiology involving multiple regulatory pathways that may require combination therapies in addition to lifestyle modification to reach therapeutic goals...
August 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612327/the-j-shaped-curve-for-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-historical-context-and-recent-updates
#3
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Faisal Rahman, John W McEvoy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The definition and treatment of hypertension have both changed dramatically over the last century, with recent trials suggesting benefit for lower blood pressure (BP) targets than ever before considered. However, tempering the enthusiasm for more intensive BP targets are long-held concerns that BP reduction below a certain threshold may pose dangers, the so-called "J-curve." In this review, we summarize the evidence for a J-curve in the treatment of hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) reported that achieving a systolic BP target of 120 mmHg reduces cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals, supporting more intensive BP reduction...
August 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573503/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-nrf2-signalling-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-a-nutshell
#4
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Chiara Mozzini, Luciano Cominacini, Ulisse Garbin, Anna Maria Fratta Pasini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This short review is intended primarily to summarize the understanding of the interrelated roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, oxidative stress and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Insults interfering with ER function lead to the accumulation of unfolded and misfolded proteins in the ER. An excess of proteins folding in the ER is known as ER stress. This condition initiates the unfolded protein response (UPR). When the UPR fails to control the level of unfolded and misfolded proteins, ER-initiated apoptotic signalling is induced...
August 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550381/treatment-of-dyslipidemia-using-crispr-cas9-genome-editing
#5
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Alexandra C Chadwick, Kiran Musunuru
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated 9 (Cas9) has recently emerged as a top genome editing technology and has afforded investigators the ability to more easily study a number of diseases. This review discusses CRISPR/Cas9's advantages and limitations and highlights a few recent reports on genome editing applications for alleviating dyslipidemia through disruption of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9)...
July 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534127/genetics-of-triglycerides-and-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis
#6
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Jacqueline S Dron, Robert A Hegele
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Plasma triglycerides are routinely measured with a lipid profile, and elevated plasma triglycerides are commonly encountered in the clinic. The confounded nature of this trait, which is correlated with numerous other metabolic perturbations, including depressed high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), has thwarted efforts to directly implicate triglycerides as causal in atherogenesis. Human genetic approaches involving large-scale populations and high-throughput genomic assessment under a Mendelian randomization framework have undertaken to sort out questions of causality...
July 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500476/update-on-apoa5-genetics-toward-a-better-understanding-of-its-physiological-impact
#7
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Montse Guardiola, Josep Ribalta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review is intended to summarize the genetic studies published during the last 3 years that help us understand the physiology of apoAV and its clinical implications. RECENT FINDINGS: APOA5 is probably the gene with the strongest effect on triglyceride (TG) metabolism. APOA5 is almost exclusively expressed in the liver, and its product apoAV has a very low circulating concentration. New physiological roles of apoAV have been recently elucidated, such as control of chylomicron production in the intestine and TG accumulation in adipose tissue...
July 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500517/role-of-non-statins-ldl-c-thresholds-and-special-population-considerations-a-look-at-the-updated-2016-acc-consensus-committee-recommendations
#8
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Bhavin B Adhyaru, Terry A Jacobson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol guidelines was a major paradigm shift in the management and treatment of dyslipidemia. The new guidelines outlined "statin benefit groups," highlighted weighing the benefit versus risks of statin therapy ("net benefit"), and discussed the importance of shared decision making between patients and providers in primary prevention. While there was widespread agreement on the main groups benefiting from statin therapy, there was significant controversy regarding LDL-C goals and thresholds, the role of non-statin therapy, and the use of statins in specific populations...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477314/the-role-of-emerging-risk-factors-in-cardiovascular-outcomes
#9
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Ben Lacey, William G Herrington, David Preiss, Sarah Lewington, Jane Armitage
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the recent evidence for a selection of blood-based emerging risk factors, with particular reference to their relation with coronary heart disease and stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: For lipid-related emerging risk factors, recent findings indicate that increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is unlikely to reduce cardiovascular risk, whereas reducing triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and lipoprotein(a) may be beneficial. For inflammatory and hemostatic biomarkers, genetic studies suggest that IL-6 (a pro-inflammatory cytokine) and several coagulation factors are causal for cardiovascular disease, but such studies do not support a causal role for C-reactive protein and fibrinogen...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432636/what-is-the-current-knowledge-about-the-cardiovascular-risk-for-users-of-cannabis-based-products-a-systematic-review
#10
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Emilie Jouanjus, Valentin Raymond, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Valérie Wolff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to examine the published evidence on the cardiovascular risk related to the use of cannabis-based products by performing a systematic review of recent literature. RECENT FINDINGS: The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that cannabis use represents a risky behavior as it may lead to many adverse effects, and in particular, cardiovascular effects. A systematic review of articles published between January 1, 2011 and May 31, 2016 was performed in agreement with the PRISMA statement...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432635/role-of-inflammation-in-heart-failure
#11
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Lily F Shirazi, Joe Bissett, Francesco Romeo, Jawahar L Mehta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper aims to discuss the interactions between inflammatory cytokines, immune cells, and heart failure (HF). The association of heart failure with inflammation has led to multiple studies on anti-inflammatory agents in acute and chronic heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings have implicated leukocytes subclasses and multiple inflammatory mediators in the progression of heart failure and cardiovascular disease. Studies have discovered further details on the interaction between immune cells-particularly macrophages and lymphocytes-and inflammation...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417301/overview-of-coronary-heart-disease-risk-initiatives-in-south-asia
#12
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Ankur Kalra, Deepak L Bhatt, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Kunal Suri, Sundeep Mishra, Romaina Iqbal, Salim S Virani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Industrialization and economic growth have led to an unprecedented increment in the burden of CVD and their risk factors in less industrialized regions of the world. While there are abundant data on CVD and their risk factors from longitudinal cohort studies done in the West, good-quality data from South Asia are lacking. RECENT FINDINGS: Several multi-institutional, observational, prospective registries, and epidemiologic cohorts in South Asia have been established to systematically evaluate the burden of CVD and their risk factors...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378303/coronary-heart-disease-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-current-status-and-future-goals
#13
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Mahmoud I Traina, Wael Almahmeed, Ahmad Edris, E Murat Tuzcu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Middle East and North Africa has witnessed a dramatic transformation over the last 30 years caused by rapid urbanization and modernization and significant changes to diet and lifestyle. This review attempts to highlight recent data in regards to ischemic heart disease and its risk factors from the region. RECENT FINDINGS: Ischemic heart disease is now the leading cause of death in the region. Age at presentation with myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome appears to be significantly younger than global averages...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357714/the-role-for-cardiovascular-remodeling-in-cardiovascular-outcomes
#14
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Nishant Krishna Sekaran, Anna Lisa Crowley, Fernanda Rodrigues de Souza, Elmiro Santos Resende, Sunil V Rao
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic and non-ischemic injury to the heart causes deleterious changes in ventricular size, shape, and function. This adverse remodeling is mediated by neurohormonal and hemodynamic alterations and is reflected in non-invasive measures of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV), and left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV). These measures are closely linked to cardiovascular outcomes and have become key surrogate endpoints for evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of contemporary treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315200/radiation-induced-cardiovascular-disease
#15
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Deepa Raghunathan, Misha Iftikhar Khilji, Saamir A Hassan, Syed Wamique Yusuf
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Thoracic radiation therapy is an effective treatment for several malignancies, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer. Over the years, however, the incidence of cardiovascular events has increased in these patients, notably in younger survivors who do not have traditional risk factors. This review summarizes the pathology, incidence, clinical presentation, and management of cardiac events after radiation therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Mediastinal radiation therapy accelerates the atherosclerosis process, resulting in early onset coronary artery disease...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315199/hiv-infection-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-beyond-coronary-artery-disease
#16
REVIEW
Revery P Barnes, John Charles A Lacson, Hossein Bahrami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) increasingly afflicts people living with HIV (PLWH) in the contemporary era of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most widely studied cardiovascular problem in PLWH; however, less is known about other clinically relevant subtypes of CVD such as heart failure (HF), cerebrovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, pericardial diseases, and pulmonary hypertension. This paper reviews evidence of other subtypes of CVD as emerging issues in the post-ART era...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315198/erratum-to-the-role-of-adipocytokines-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
#17
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchiè, Matteo Casula, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco, Federico Carbone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315181/update-on-the-management-of-chronic-total-occlusions-in-coronary-artery-disease
#18
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Kathleen Kearney, Ravi S Hira, Robert F Riley, Arun Kalyanasundaram, William L Lombardi
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in about a third of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and can pose a significant challenge during percutaneous revascularization. However, advances in CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategies, devices, and algorithms have led to significant improvements in successful treatment of CTOs. This review summarizes current management of CTOs in the context of modern PCI techniques and current evidence. RECENT FINDINGS: The hybrid algorithm now provides a standardized, teachable approach to CTO PCI, and success rates are approximately 90% in experienced hands...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265887/coronary-artery-disease-in-hiv-infected-patients-downside-of-living-longer
#19
REVIEW
John Charles A Lacson, Revery P Barnes, Hossein Bahrami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has increased the life expectancy of patients with HIV infection, allowing them to live longer with this chronic medical condition and consequently experiencing conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Several studies have investigated the increased risk of CVD in people living with HIV (PLWH). However, less is known about the exact mechanisms involved in this increased risk. Also, specific guidelines for management of CVD in PLWH have not been developed yet...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243807/using-mobile-health-mhealth-technology-in-the-management-of-diabetes-mellitus-physical-inactivity-and-smoking
#20
REVIEW
Hasan Rehman, Ayeesha K Kamal, Saleem Sayani, Pamela B Morris, Anwar T Merchant, Salim S Virani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular mortality remains high due to insufficient progress made in managing cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, physical inactivity, and smoking. Healthy lifestyle choices play an important role in the management of these modifiable risk factors. Mobile health or mHealth is defined as the use of mobile computing and communication technologies (i.e., mobile phones, wearable sensors) for the delivery of health services and health-related information...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
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