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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632734/choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Meleha Ahmad, Patrick A Kaszubski, Lucy Cobbs, Harmony Reynolds, Roland Theodore Smith
PURPOSE: To evaluate choroidal thickness (CTh) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to healthy controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Setting: Ambulatory clinic of a large city hospital. Patient population: Thirty-four patients had documented CAD, defined as history of >50% obstruction in at least one coronary artery on cardiac catheterization, positive stress test, ST elevation myocardial infarction, or revascularization procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629621/differential-effect-of-obesity-on-prevalence-of-cardiac-and-carotid-target-organ-damage-in-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Eva Gerdts, Maria Angela Losi, Andrea D'Amato, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Valentina Trimarco, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni de Simone, Raffaele Izzo
BACKGROUND: Whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with parallel increased prevalence of hypertensive vascular and cardiac target organ damage (TOD) needs further clarification. METHODS: We analyzed 8815 hypertensive patients without prevalent cardiovascular disease, participating in the Campania Salute Network, grouped into BMI classes (normal 20-24.9kg/m(2), overweight 25-29.9kg/m(2) and obese ≥30kg/m(2)). Vascular and cardiac TOD was defined as ultrasound plaque (intima-media thickness>1...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624402/development-and-validation-of-a-simple-to-use-nomogram-for-predicting-5-10-and-15-year-survival-in-asymptomatic-adults-undergoing-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring
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Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Heidi Gransar, Tracy Callister, Leslee J Shaw, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Wijnand J Stuijfzand, Valentina Valenti, Iksung Cho, Jackie Szymonifka, Fay Y Lin, Daniel S Berman, Hyuk-Jae Chang, James K Min
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a simple-to-use nomogram for prediction of 5-, 10-, and 15-year survival among asymptomatic adults. BACKGROUND: Simple-to-use prognostication tools that incorporate robust methods such as coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) for predicting near-, intermediate- and long-term mortality are warranted. METHODS: In a consecutive series of 9,715 persons (mean age: 53.4 ± 10.5 years; 59...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623174/sex-differences-in-the-management-and-5-year-outcome-of-young-patients-55y-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Avi Sabbag, Shlomi Matetzky, Avital Porter, Zaza Iakobishvili, Mady Moriel, Donna Zwas, Paul Fefer, Elad Asher, Roy Beigel, Shmuel Gottlieb, Ilan Goldenberg, Amit Segev
BACKGROUND: Young women are usually protected against coronary artery disease due to hormonal and risk-factor profile. Previous studies have suggested poorer outcome in women hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome as compared to men. However, when adjusted to age and other risk factors, this difference does not remain significant. We compared the risk-profile and outcome between young (≤55) women and men admitted with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics, management strategies, and outcomes of men and women ≤55y enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) between 2000 and 2013...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612915/how-to-predict-the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-under-50-and-over-80-years-old-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Dorota Sobczyk, Bryan HyoChan Song, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Tomasz Darocha, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Krzysztof Wróbel, Bogusław Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in developed countries and there is an increasing number of both young and elderly patients requiring surgical treatment. Despite improvement of conventional risk stratification scores (EuroSCORE II, STS risk score), all of the calculations are estimated based on the typical population and the studies emphasize that the scales may need further investigation and modernization, as demographic changes of the population suffering from CAD are unavoidable...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602369/heart-failure-complicating-acute-mtyocardial-infarction
#7
REVIEW
Wilbert S Aronow
Factors predisposing the older person with acute myocardial infarction (MI) to develop heart failure (HF) include an increased prevalence of MI, multivessel coronary artery disease, decreased left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve, impairment of LV diastolic relaxation, increased hypertension, LV hypertrophy, diabetes mellitus, valvular heart disease, and renal insufficiency. HF associated with acute MI should be treated with a loop diuretic. The use of nitrates, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, aldosterone antagonists, beta-blockers, digoxin, and positive inotropic drugs; treatment of arrhythmias and mechanical complications; and indications for use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization is discussed...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599248/the-multifaceted-role-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-metabolic-syndrome
#8
REVIEW
Prasanna K Santhekadur, Divya P Kumar, Mulugeta Seneshaw, Faridoddin Mirshahi, Arun J Sanyal
Due to globalization and sophisticated western and sedentary lifestyle, metabolic syndrome has emerged as a serious public health challenge. Obesity is significantly increasing worldwide because of increased high calorie food intake and decreased physical activity leading to hypertension, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, and insulin resistance. Thus, metabolic syndrome constitutes cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and recently some cancers are also considered to be associated with this syndrome...
June 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595859/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-previous-major-gastrointestinal-bleeding-from-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-multicenter-registry
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Mathieu Lempereur, Adel Aminian, Xavier Freixa, Sameer Gafoor, Samera Shakir, Heyder Omran, Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Joelle Kefer, Ulf Landmesser, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Fabian Nietlispach, Reda Ibrahim, Horst Sievert, Wolfgang Schillinger, Jai-Wun Park, Steffen Gloekler, Apostolos Tzikas
History of major gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding may represent a frequent clinical indication for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aims to investigate the procedural safety and long-term outcome of patients with previous major GI bleeding (MGIB) who underwent LAAO. Data from the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug multicenter registry on 1,047 patients were analyzed. Patients with previous MGIB as indication for LAAO were compared with patients without previous MGIB...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590261/orthostatic-hypotension-and-association-of-arterial-compliance-in-elderly-patients-with-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Ayumi Toba, Joji Ishikawa, Kazumasa Harada
BACKGROUNDS: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is associated with cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, and increased mortality. We evaluated whether OH was affected by cardiac structure and function or autonomic function in elderly hypertensive outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 64 hypertension patients (mean age 74.2±1.7 years old), we evaluated changes in blood pressure (BP) and heart rate variability before and after standing up using the MemCalc system. In addition, we retrospectively reviewed their medical records and echocardiographic data...
June 5, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589365/variability-of-platelet-response-to-clopidogrel-is-not-related-to-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Szymon Olędzki, Zdzisława Kornacewicz-Jach, Krzysztof Safranow, Radosław Kiedrowicz, Barbara Gawrońska-Szklarz, Maria Jastrzębska, Jarosław Gorący
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet response to clopidogrel and its influence upon the risk of cardiovascular adverse events among patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not been investigated fully. METHODS: Two hundred eleven patients treated with aspirin and clopidogrel were included in the study. Immediately before PCI, residual platelet reactivity testing with impedance aggregometry assay and a single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping analysis targeting variants of CYP2C19, ABCB1, and PON1 genes was performed...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586614/frequency-indications-and-complications-of-pulmonary-artery-catheter-insertion-in-adult-open-heart-surgery-patients-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Rehana Kamal
OBJECTIVE: Patients presenting for cardiac surgery have unstable cardiovascular disease and haemodynamics with multiple coexisting diseases. Optimal monitoring in the perioperative period is very important for best perioperative outcome. The introduction of the flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) into clinical practice is one of the most important and popular advances in the field of cardiac anaesthesia. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency, indications and complications of pulmonary artery catheter insertion in adult open-heart surgery patients...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583731/risk-factors-for-postoperative-delirium-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery
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REVIEW
George C Galyfos, Georgios E Geropapas, Argiri Sianou, Fragiska Sigala, Konstantinos Filis
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delirium (PODE) remains a common complication after vascular surgery procedures although the exact pathogenesis remains unclear, mainly because of its multifactorial character. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate pooled data on potential risk factors for PODE in patients undergoing vascular surgery procedures. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted conforming to established criteria to identify eligible articles published from 1990 to 2016...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576662/comparison-of-very-long-term-clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-of-bare-metal-stent-implants-between-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes
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Cheng-Hui Lu, Ming-Lung Tsai, Chun-Chi Chen, Ming-Jer Hsieh, Shang-Hung Chang, Chao-Yung Wang, Cheng-Hung Lee, Dong-Yi Chen, Chia-Hung Yang, I-Chang Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Data on a large patient population regarding very long-term outcomes after bare metal stent (BMS) implantation in diabetic patients are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the very long-term (8-17 years) clinical and 6-month angiographic outcomes of BMS implantations in patients with and without type 2 diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 2391 patients (579 with and 1812 without diabetes) who received BMS implantations between November 1995 and May 2004 were enrolled from the Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis and Percutaneous TrAnsluminal INterventions (CAPTAIN) registry into this study...
May 30, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568968/effect-of-known-history-of-heart-disease-on-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests
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Magdalene Hm Lee, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Win Wah, Sang Do Shin, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Ghulam Yasin Naroo, Kwanhathai Darin Wong, Ling Tiah, Apichaya Monsomboon, Fahad J Siddiqui, Marcus Eh Ong
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effect of known heart disease on post-out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival outcomes, and its association with factors influencing survival. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective study involving an OHCA database from seven Asian countries in 2009-2012. Heart disease was defined as a documented diagnosis of coronary artery disease or congenital heart disease. Patients with non-traumatic arrests for whom resuscitation was attempted and with known medical histories were included...
May 31, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545369/impact-of-diabetes-on-cardiac-and-vascular-disease-role-of-calcium-signaling
#16
Tarik Smani, Isabel Gallardo-Castillo, Javier Ávila-Médina, Manuel F Jimenez-Navarro, Antonio Ordoñez, Abdelkrim Hmadcha
The pathophysiology linking diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is complex and multifactorial. The specific type of cardiomyopathy associated with diabetes, known as diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), is recognized as asymptomatic progression of structural and functional remodeling in the heart of diabetic patients in the absence of coronary atherosclerosis and hypertension. In other words, the presence of heart disease specifically in diabetic patients is also known as diabetic heart disease. This article reviews the impact of diabetes in heart and vascular beds focusing on molecular mechanisms involving the oxidative stress, the inflammation, the endothelium dysfunction and the alteration of the homeostasis of calcium, among others mechanisms...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531112/effects-of-polyphenols-on-oxidative-stress-mediated-injury-in-cardiomyocytes
#17
REVIEW
Rosanna Mattera, Monica Benvenuto, Maria Gabriella Giganti, Ilaria Tresoldi, Francesca Romana Pluchinotta, Sonia Bergante, Guido Tettamanti, Laura Masuelli, Vittorio Manzari, Andrea Modesti, Roberto Bei
Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. Hypertension, ischemia/reperfusion, diabetes and anti-cancer drugs contribute to heart failure through oxidative and nitrosative stresses which cause cardiomyocytes nuclear and mitochondrial DNA damage, denaturation of intracellular proteins, lipid peroxidation and inflammation. Oxidative or nitrosative stress-mediated injury lead to cardiomyocytes apoptosis or necrosis. The reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS) concentration is dependent on their production and on the expression and activity of anti-oxidant enzymes...
May 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522145/wnt-signaling-a-novel-pathway-regulating-blood-pressure-state-of-the-art-review
#18
REVIEW
Maen D Abou Ziki, Arya Mani
Recent antihypertensive trials show conflicting results on blood pressure (BP) targets in patient populations with different metabolic profiles, with lowest benefit from tight BP control observed in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This paradox could arise from the heterogeneity of study populations and underscores the importance of precision medicine initiatives towards understanding and treating hypertension. Wnt signaling pathways and genetic variations in its signaling peptides have been recently associated with metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes, generating a breakthrough for advancement of precision medicine in the field of hypertension...
May 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512592/the-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-referred-for-coronary-angiography
#19
Anne B Gregory, Kendra K Lester, Deborah M Gregory, Laurie K Twells, William K Midodzi, Neil J Pearce
Background and Aim. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and may be associated with more severe coronary artery disease (CAD); however, the relationship between body mass index [BMI (kg/m(2))] and CAD severity is uncertain and debatable. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between BMI and angiographic severity of CAD. Methods. Duke Jeopardy Score (DJS), a prognostic tool predictive of 1-year mortality in CAD, was assigned to angiographic data of patients ≥18 years of age (N = 8,079)...
2017: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509399/association-of-renin-angiotensin-antagonists-with-adverse-perioperative-events-in-patients-undergoing-elective-orthopaedic-surgery-a-case-control-study
#20
Amith Zainudheen, Ian A Scott, Xenia Caney
BACKGROUND: Renin angiotensin antagonists (RAAs) may block protective vasopressor responses during surgery. Evidence linking RAAs with intraoperative hypotension and perioperative adverse events is conflicting. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study of 258 consecutive patients who underwent elective total knee or hip replacement between January 1(st) 2013 and August 31(st) 2016, and who were chronically prescribed a single blood pressure lowering agent up to the time of surgery...
May 16, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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