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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089999/impact-of-impaired-renal-function-in-patients-with-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-treated-with-orbital-atherectomy
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Michael S Lee, Evan Shlofmitz, Gentian Lluri, Richard A Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who underwent orbital atherectomy for severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) prior to stent implantation. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of lesions with severe CAC is associated with increased rates of adverse clinical events. Patients with CKD are at increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including vascular calcification, and have worse outcomes after PCI...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079145/galectin-3-as-a-marker-of-interstitial-atrial-remodelling-involved-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Diana Hernández-Romero, Juan Antonio Vílchez, Álvaro Lahoz, Ana I Romero-Aniorte, Eva Jover, Arcadio García-Alberola, Rubén Jara-Rubio, Carlos M Martínez, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín
Remodelling in the atria could appear as a result of hypertension, diabetes or ischaemic heart disease. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a mediator of profibrotic pathways and a potential biomarker of cardiac remodelling. We prospectively recruited consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Preoperative Gal-3 levels were determined from serum samples, and the presence of fibrosis was assessed from atrial appendage tissue samples obtained during cardiac surgery. We included 100 patients with aortic valve or ischaemic heart diseases and 15 controls with permanent AF...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078997/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-risk-the-show-must-go-on
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Niki Katsiki, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent but moderate, predictor for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevalence and severity. Several established and emerging cardiovascular (CV) risk factors including age, gender, ethnicity, smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, arterial stiffness and hyperuricemia have been linked to Lp(a) metabolism. Apart from CHD, Lp(a) has been also associated with non-cardiac vascular diseases and diseases associated with increased CV risk such as chronic kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases and human immunodeficiency virus infection...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078212/improvement-of-endothelial-function-following-initiation-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Daniel A Shoskes, Barbara Tucky, Allan S Polackwich
BACKGROUND: Isolated recent studies have suggested an increased risk of heart attack as early as 3 months following testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Such a rapid risk increase would likely require rapid deterioration of arterial endothelial function. Our goal was to assess arterial endothelial function in hypogonadal men prior to and at least 3 months after initiation of TRT. METHODS: Adult men were consented if they had symptoms of hypogonadism, a total testosterone <350 ng/dL, and planned to begin TRT...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062721/vascular-risk-factors-in-inph-a-prospective-case-control-study-the-inph-crash-study
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Hanna Israelsson, Bo Carlberg, Carsten Wikkelsö, Katarina Laurell, Babar Kahlon, Göran Leijon, Anders Eklund, Jan Malm
OBJECTIVE: To assess the complete vascular risk factor (VRF) profile of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) using a large sample of representative patients with INPH and population-based controls to determine the extent to which vascular disease influences INPH pathophysiology. METHODS: All patients with INPH who underwent shunting in Sweden in 2008-2010 were compared to age- and sex-matched population-based controls. Inclusion criteria were age 60-85 years and no dementia...
January 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061763/trend-in-young-coronary-artery-disease-in-china-from-2010-to-2014-a-retrospective-study-of-young-patients%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-45
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Xin Wang, Ming Gao, Shanshan Zhou, Jinwen Wang, Fang Liu, Feng Tian, Jing Jin, Qiang Ma, Xiaodi Xue, Jie Liu, Yuqi Liu, Yundai Chen
BACKGROUND: The incidence of young coronary heart disease (CHD, ≤45 years) in China is increasing. Secondary prevention to counter this trend is an important contemporary public health issure. METHODS: A total of 5288 patients (≤45 years) diagnosed with CHD and hospitalized at the Chinese PLA General Hospital and Anzhen Hospital, both in Beijing, were enrolled after satisfying the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Young CHD patients increased in number from 2010 to 2014, especially men...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060934/a-cohort-study-of-adult-patients-with-severe-dengue-in-taiwanese-intensive-care-units-the-elderly-and-aptt-prolongation-matter-for-prognosis
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Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Cong-Tat Cia, Jen-Chieh Lee, Junne-Ming Sung, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Te-Hui Kuo, Jo-Yen Chao, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: There was a large dengue outbreak in Taiwan in 2015, in which the ages of the affected individuals were higher than those in other countries. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and prognostic factors for adults with severe dengue in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: All adults admitted to ICUs with dengue virus infection (DENV) at a medical center from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 were enrolled. DENV was diagnosed by the presence of serum NS1 antigen, IgM antibodies to dengue virus, or dengue virus RNA by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
January 6, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052754/the-burden-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Teng-Hung Yu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at high risk of developing secondary major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This study aimed to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admission which could be used to identify of high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive strategies. METHODS: This study included 1,520 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) (654 with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 866 with elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients) who received PCI and/or stenting...
January 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049233/baseline-cardiovascular-characteristics-of-adult-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-from-the-korean-cohort-study-for-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-know-ckd
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Hyoungnae Kim, Tae Hyun Yoo, Kyu Hun Choi, Kook Hwan Oh, Joongyub Lee, Soo Wan Kim, Tae Hee Kim, Suah Sung, Seung Hyeok Han
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We report the baseline cardiovascular characteristics of 2,238 participants by using the data of the KoreaN Cohort Study for Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (KNOW-CKD) study. The cohort comprises 5 subcohorts according to the cause of CKD: glomerulonephritis (GN), diabetic nephropathy (DN), hypertensive nephropathy (HTN), polycystic kidney disease (PKD), and unclassified. The average estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was 50...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045630/outcomes-of-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery-among-the-elderly
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Michael J Sylvester, Darshan N Shastri, Viral M Patel, Milap D Raikundalia, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
Objective To compare comorbidities and in-hospital complications between elderly and nonelderly patients undergoing vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. To examine average length of stay (LOS) and hospital charges among elderly patients. Study Design Population-based inpatient registry analysis. Setting Academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Retrospective analysis of the National Inpatient Sample for patients undergoing VS surgery from 2002 to 2010: 4137 patients met inclusion criteria, with 519 (12.5%) in the elderly cohort (≥65 years)...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040325/why-are-south-asians-seemingly-protected-against-the-development-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-review-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
James O'Neill, Muzahir H Tayebjee
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest sustained cardiac arrhythmia and is strongly associated with conditions such as valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and particularly hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The South Asian ethnic group have high rates of these conditions and so would be expected to be at significant risk of AF. However, observational studies have consistently shown that South Asians have a lower prevalence of AF compared with Caucasians. This article summarizes current evidence surrounding the development of AF and its relationship to ethnicity, offers potential reasons for this disparity and identifies future areas of research...
November 25, 2016: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040289/two-year-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-calcified-lesions-with-drug-eluting-stents
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Philippe Généreux, Björn Redfors, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Marie-Pier Arsenault, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Michael J Rinaldi, Franz-Josef Neumann, D Christopher Metzger, Timothy D Henry, David A Cox, Peter L Duffy, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Dominic P Francese, Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Gary S Mintz, Ajay J Kirtane, Akiko Maehara, Roxana Mehran, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of lesions with coronary arterial calcification (CAC) is common and has been historically associated with an increased risk of adverse events. Whether the association between target lesion calcification (CAC) and outcomes differ across drug-eluting stent generation or between patients with high vs. low residual platelet reactivity (PR) remains unknown. We assessed the association of CAC with adverse ischemic and bleeding events among patients undergoing contemporary PCI with drug-eluting stents (DES)...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035221/is-there-any-increased-risk-of-hypertension-diabetes-and-cardiac-diseases-in-psoriatic-patients-with-tnf-%C3%AE-g238a-and-g308a-polymorphism
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Selda Işik, Meliha Merve Hız, Sevilay Kılıç, Zerrin Öğretmen, Fatma Silan
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is regarded as a complex autoimmune disease with strong genetic background. Psoriatic patients suffer from many comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) may be a key player that triggers psoriasis and diabetes, hypertension and cardiac disease at the same time. AIM: To evaluate genetic variations in the TNF-α region and its association with psoriasis and related comorbidities...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029315/left-ventricular-dysfunction-with-trastuzumab-therapy-is-primary-prevention-the-best-option
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Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Eitan Amir
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026916/antianginal-medications-and-long-term-outcomes-after-elective-catheterization-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Lan Shen, John P Vavalle, Samuel Broderick, Linda K Shaw, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Antianginal medications are a class I recommendation by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for stable ischemic heart disease. We sought to better understand guidance in drug selection and real-life outcomes of antianginal medication use. HYPOTHESIS: In patients with stable ischemic heart disease, antianginal medications lower mortality. METHODS: We evaluated 5608 patients with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on elective cardiac catheterization with follow-up through self-administered questionnaires...
December 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018877/validity-of-canadian-discharge-abstract-data-for-hypertension-and-diabetes-from-2002-to-2013
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Jason Jiang, Danielle Southern, Cynthia A Beck, Matthew James, Mingshan Lu, Hude Quan
BACKGROUND: Surveillance using coded administrative health data has shown that the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in Canada increased substantially between 1998 to 2008. These findings require an assumption that the validity of hypertension and diabetes coding is stable over time. We tested this assumption by examining temporal trends in the validity of coding for hypertension and diabetes in the Canadian hospital Discharge Abstract Database. METHODS: We used the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcome Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) database, a clinical registry, as the reference standard to evaluate the validity of the Discharge Abstract Database in recording hypertension and diabetes in Alberta...
October 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013304/benzodiazepine-use-and-risk-of-dementia-in-the-elderly-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Md Mohaimenul Islam, Usman Iqbal, Bruno Walther, Suleman Atique, Navneet Kumar Dubey, Phung-Anh Nguyen, Tahmina Nasrin Poly, Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan Masud, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Syed-Abdul Shabbir
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines are a widely used medication in developed countries, particularly among elderly patients. However, benzodiazepines are known to affect memory and cognition and might thus enhance the risk of dementia. The objective of this review is to synthesize evidence from observational studies that evaluated the association between benzodiazepines use and dementia risk. SUMMARY: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled observational studies to evaluate the risk of benzodiazepines use on dementia outcome...
December 24, 2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998824/plaque-surface-irregularity-and-calcification-length-within-carotid-plaque-predict-secondary-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Shinichi Nonin, Shinichi Iwata, Kenichi Sugioka, Suwako Fujita, Naoki Norioka, Asahiro Ito, Masashi Nakagawa, Minoru Yoshiyama
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although comprehensive risk factor modification is recommended, a uniform management strategy does not necessarily prevent secondary events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, identification of high-risk patients who may benefit from more intensive interventions may improve prognosis. Carotid ultrasound can reliably identify systemic atherosclerosis, and carotid plaque and intima-media thickness (IMT) are known independent risk factors for CAD...
November 9, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998608/a-score-to-estimate-30-day-mortality-after-intensive-care-admission-after-cardiac-surgery
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Yoan Lamarche, Mahsa Elmi-Sarabi, Lillian Ding, James G Abel, Demetrios Sirounis, André Y Denault
OBJECTIVE: Several risk-scoring systems have been developed to predict surgical mortality and complications in cardiac surgical patients, but none of the current systems include factors related to the intraoperative period. The purpose of this study was to develop a score that incorporates both preoperative and intraoperative factors so that it could be used for patients admitted to a cardiac surgical intensive care unit (ICU) immediately after surgery. METHOD: Preoperative and intraoperative data from 30,350 patients in four hospitals were used to build a multiple logistic regression model estimating 30-day mortality after cardiac surgery...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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