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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819363/combined-analysis-of-endothelial-hematopoietic-and-mesenchymal-stem-cell-compartments-shows-simultaneous-but-independent-effects-of-age-and-heart-disease
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Carine Ghem, Lucinara Dadda Dias, Roberto Tofani Sant'Anna, Renato A K Kalil, Melissa Markoski, Nance Beyer Nardi
Clinical trials using stem cell therapy for heart diseases have not reproduced the initial positive results obtained with animal models. This might be explained by a decreased regenerative capacity of stem cells collected from the patients. This work aimed at the simultaneous investigation of endothelial stem/progenitor cells (EPCs), mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSCs), and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSCs) in sternal bone marrow samples of patients with ischemic or valvular heart disease, using flow cytometry and colony assays...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818746/patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-coronary-artery-disease-double-trouble
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REVIEW
Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta Malyszko
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors - hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among patients with CAD is low and it is estimated from 0.2% to 5%. AF is a well-established factor of poor short- and long-term prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is associated with a marked increase in overall mortality...
August 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818261/contemporary-medical-therapies-of-atherosclerotic-carotid-artery-disease
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Suk F Cheng, Martin M Brown
Contemporary medical therapy consists of identification and treatment of all patient-modifiable vascular risk factors. Specific atherosclerotic disease therapies are designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis, and the disease progression in order to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Contemporary medical management emphasizes the need to support the patient in achieving lifestyle modifications and to adjust medication to achieve individualized target values for specific quantifiable risk factors...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817502/stroke-related-disease-comorbidity-and-secondary-stroke-prevention-practices-among-young-stroke-survivors
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Gayenell S Magwood, Brandi M White, Charles Ellis
BACKGROUND: Although ischemic stroke incidence has been in decline over the past 60 years, the same has not been observed among individuals younger than 55 years. Recent reports have shown a substantial increase in young stroke incidence, yet little is known about young stroke survivors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the disease comorbidity profile and secondary prevention practices in stroke survivors younger than 50 years. METHODS: This study used a retrospective data analysis of secondary stroke prevention practices among young stroke survivors using data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813512/implementation-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-for-patients-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-rural-china-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiaolin Wei, John D Walley, Zhitong Zhang, Guanyang Zou, Weiwei Gong, Simin Deng, Anthony D Harries, Joseph P Hicks, Marc K C Chong, James N Newell, Jieming Zhong, Min Yu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess whether a standard intervention package of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care was being delivered effectively, and if it was associated with improved lifestyle and biomedical indicators. METHODS: In rural China, we implemented a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial for 12 months, randomized at the township hospital level, and compared with usual care. Intervention case management guideline, training and performance monitoring meeting and patient support activities were designed to fit within the job description of family doctors in the township hospitals and comprised: 1) prescription of a standardised package of medicines targeted at those with hypertension or diabetes; 2) advice about specific lifestyle interventions; and 3) advice about medication adherence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797359/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular%C3%A2-disease-in-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Jonathan D Newman, Arthur Z Schwartzbard, Howard S Weintraub, Ira J Goldberg, Jeffrey S Berger
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the most common cause of death in T2D. Yet, <50% of U.S. adults with T2D meet recommended guidelines for CVD prevention. The burden of T2D is increasing: by 2050, approximately 1 in 3 U.S. individuals may have T2D, and patients with T2D will comprise an increasingly large proportion of the CVD population. The authors believe it is imperative that we expand the use of therapies proven to reduce CVD risk in patients with T2D...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792164/survey-of-assessment-and-management-of-coronary-heart-disease-patients-smart-in-india
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Amit Singh, Vikram Singh, Rupesh Ranjan
OBJECTIVE: Survey of Assessment and MAnagement of CoRonary Heart Disease PaTients was undertaken to describe profile and management pattern of adult Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients from presentation till discharge, in private tertiary care Indian hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational, prospective study. Based on standard criteria, patients were diagnosed to have ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or unstable angina (UA)...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780510/reduced-antiplatelet-effect-of-aspirin-does-not-predict-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Sanne Bøjet Larsen, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Søs Neergaard-Petersen, Morten Würtz, Anne-Mette Hvas, Steen Dalby Kristensen
BACKGROUND: Increased platelet aggregation during antiplatelet therapy may predict cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease. The majority of these patients receive aspirin monotherapy. We aimed to investigate whether high platelet-aggregation levels predict cardiovascular events in stable coronary artery disease patients treated with aspirin. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 900 stable coronary artery disease patients with either previous myocardial infarction, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or both...
August 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770228/mmp-2-mmp-9-and-timp-4-and-response-to-aspirin-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-a-pilot-study
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Wiktor Kuliczkowski, Marek Radomski, Mariusz Gąsior, Joanna Urbaniak, Jacek Kaczmarski, Andrzej Mysiak, Marta Negrusz-Kawecka, Iwona Bil-Lula
BACKGROUND: High on-aspirin treatment platelets reactivity (HPR) is a significant problem in long-term secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. We hypothesize that imbalance between platelets MMPs/TIMPs results in cardiovascular disorders. We also explored whether chronically elevated blood glucose affects MMP-2/TIMP-4 release from platelets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy patients with stable coronary artery disease, supplemented with aspirin, participated in this pilot study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768848/predicting-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-noncardioembolic-stroke-on-antiplatelets-s2top-bleed
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Nina A Hilkens, Ale Algra, Hans-Christoph Diener, Johannes B Reitsma, Philip M Bath, Laszlo Csiba, Werner Hacke, L Jaap Kappelle, Peter J Koudstaal, Didier Leys, Jean-Louis Mas, Ralph L Sacco, Pierre Amarenco, Leila Sissani, Jacoba P Greving
OBJECTIVE: To develop and externally validate a prediction model for major bleeding in patients with a TIA or ischemic stroke on antiplatelet agents. METHODS: We combined individual patient data from 6 randomized clinical trials (CAPRIE, ESPS-2, MATCH, CHARISMA, ESPRIT, and PRoFESS) investigating antiplatelet therapy after TIA or ischemic stroke. Cox regression analyses stratified by trial were performed to study the association between predictors and major bleeding...
August 2, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768756/impact-of-timing-on-the-functional-recovery-achieved-with-platelet-supplementation-after-treatment-with-ticagrelor
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M Urooj Zafar, Donald A Smith, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Kevin Chen, David W Lam, Carlos A Linares-Koloffon, Juan Rey-Mendoza, Gustavo Jimenez Britez, Gines Escolar, Valentin Fuster, Juan J Badimon
BACKGROUND: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines advise waiting 5 to 7 days before operating on P2Y12 inhibitor-treated acute coronary syndrome patients, to allow dissipation of its antiplatelet effects. Platelet transfusion is often used to restore hemostasis during operations, but its effectiveness and optimal timing are unclear. We investigated the degree of functional gains obtained from platelet supplementation after loading and maintenance of dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor and the influence of timing on this strategy...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766735/relationship-between-tooth-loss-and-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-women
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Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Kenneth J Mukamal, Jennifer K Pai, Walter Willett, Kaumudi J Joshipura
AIM: We assessed the longitudinal association between tooth loss and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) within the Nurses' Health Study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After excluding participants with prior cardiovascular diseases, 277 out of 79,680 women were confirmed as PAD cases during 16-years of follow-up. Number of teeth and recent tooth loss were reported initially in 1992. Subsequent tooth loss was recorded in 1996 and in 2000. We evaluated the associations of baseline number of teeth and recent tooth loss with risk of PAD, adjusting for age, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, aspirin use, family history of myocardial infarction, BMI, alcohol consumption, physical activity, post-menopausal hormone use, and use of vitamin E, vitamin D, multivitamin, and calcium...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760712/glucose-impairs-aspirin-inhibition-in-platelets-through-a-nad-p-h-oxidase-signaling-pathway
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Gennadi Kobzar, Vilja Mardla, Nigulas Samel
Hyperglycemia has been suggested to play a role in the increased platelet resistance to antiplatelet therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Exposure to high glucose impairs platelet inhibition by aspirin. It has been found that antioxidant agents reduce the effect of glucose, confirming the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the effect of glucose. The aim of the study was to examine the mechanism of ROS increase by high glucose in aspirin-treated platelets. Platelet aggregation was measured by the optical method, and the production of ROS was detected using luminol-dependent horseradish peroxidase-enhanced chemiluminescence...
July 29, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756905/aspirin-versus-clopidogrel-for-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-first-ever-noncardioembolic-acute-ischemic-stroke-ten-year-survival-data-from-the-athens-stroke-outcome-project
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Haralampos Milionis, George Ntaios, Vasileios Papavasileiou, Konstantinos Spengos, Efstathios Manios, Moses Elisaf, Konstantinos Vemmos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of stroke and poor outcome following a stroke event. We assessed the impact of discharge treatment with aspirin versus clopidogrel on the 10-year survival of patients with type 2 diabetes after a first-ever noncardioembolic acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the Athens Stroke Outcome Project. Study outcomes included death, stroke recurrence, and a composite cardiovascular disease (CVD) end point (recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, coronary revascularization, aortic aneurysm rupture, or sudden death)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750695/cost-effectiveness-of-long-term%C3%A2-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-pegasus-timi-54-trial
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Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Kaijun Wang, Katherine Vilain, Ali Shafiq, Marc P Bonaca, Deepak L Bhatt, Marc Cohen, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Eugene Braunwald, Marc S Sabatine, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND: In patients with a myocardial infarction (MI) 1 to 3 years earlier, treatment with ticagrelor + low-dose aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, MI, or stroke compared with low-dose aspirin alone, but at an increased risk of major bleeding. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor + low-dose ASA in patients with prior MI within the prior 3 years. METHODS: The authors performed a prospective economic substudy alongside the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 54) trial, which randomized 21,162 patients to ASA alone, ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA, or ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712868/salicylates-promote-mitochondrial-biogenesis-by-regulating-the-expression-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-murine-3t3-l1-pre-adipocytes
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Yimin Yan, Xiaohong Yang, Tao Zhao, Yi Zou, Rui Li, Yancheng Xu
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. Decreased mitochondrial density and mitochondrial copy numbers have been found in insulin-resistant individuals. Restoration of the number of mitochondria and normal mitochondrial function has become an important therapeutic target of diabetes. Salicylate, the main active ingredient in aspirin, has been in medicinal use since ancient times. Little information regarding the effects of salicylate on mitochondrial function has been reported...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700767/effect-of-non-insulin-based-glucose-lowering-therapies-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Szymon L Wiernek, Matthew A Cavender
Current guidelines for the treatment of patients with diabetes are focused on improving glycemic control and treating appropriate cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Basic recommendations include blood pressure management with a goal of <140 mm Hg systolic pressure, statin therapy in all patients ≥40 years of age with diabetes (moderate intensity for all, and high intensity if at high risk of CVD events), and aspirin therapy in all adults at increased CV risk (10-year risk of CVD events >10%). Oral antihyperglycemic medications remain the cornerstone of treatment for optimizing glucose control in patients with diabetes...
June 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698954/principles-of-first-trimester-screening-in-the-age-of-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-screening-for-other-major-defects-and-pregnancy-complications
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REVIEW
Karl Oliver Kagan, Jiri Sonek, Philipp Wagner, Markus Hoopmann
PURPOSE: First trimester risk assessment plays a major role in the contemporary pregnancy care. It has evolved significantly since its introduction in the 1990s when it essentially consisted of just the nuchal translucency measurement. Today, it involves the measurement of several biophysical and biochemical markers and can assess the risk for a wide array of major chromosomal and non-chromosomal defects as well as other pregnancy-related complications. METHODS: A search of the Medline and Embase databases was done looking for articles about first trimester screening...
July 11, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697899/hiv-and-coronary-disease-when-secondary-prevention-is-insufficient
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Ana Sofia Carvalho, Rui Osório Valente, Luís Almeida Morais, Pedro Modas Daniel, Ramiro Sá Carvalho, Lurdes Ferreira, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has created a new paradigm for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, but their increased risk for coronary disease is well documented. We present the case of a 57-year-old man, co-infected with HIV-2 and hepatitis B virus, adequately controlled and with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, who was admitted with non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography performed on day four of hospital stay documented two-vessel disease (mid segment of the right coronary artery [RCA, 90% stenosis] and the first marginal)...
July 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689634/impact-of-the-australian-gender-specific-thresholds-using-the-abbott-high-sensitivity-troponin-i-assay-in-clinical-care
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Robert Bender, Faith Njue, Samuel Vasikaran, Ramon Lambert, Jamie Rankin, Graham S Hillis, Damon A Bell
The aim of this study was to ascertain the impact of gender specific hs-TnI thresholds in a clinical setting and determine the clinical characteristics and discharge diagnosis for individuals presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with elevated troponin I with the Abbott high-sensitivity troponin I (hs-TnI) assay, but non-elevated troponin I on the previous generation assay (STAT TnI-II). Medical records of individuals presenting to the Royal Perth Hospital ED with elevated hs-TnI between 12 November 2013 and 24 December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Pathology
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