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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728481/feasibility-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-in-evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-comparison-with-pulse-wave-velocity-and-conventional-sonographic-markers-of-atherosclerosis
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Michał Podgórski, Piotr Grzelak, Magdalena Kaczmarska, Michał Polguj, Maciej Łukaszewski, Ludomir Stefańczyk
Objective Arterial stiffening is an early marker of atherosclerosis that has a prognostic value for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although many markers of arterial hardening have been proposed, the search is on for newer, more user-friendly and reliable surrogates. One such potential candidate has emerged from cardiology, the speckle-tracking technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the two-dimensional speckle tracking for the evaluation of arterial wall stiffness in comparison with standard stiffness parameters...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680513/comparison-of-ultrasound-measured-properties-of-the-common-carotid-artery-to-tobacco-smoke-exposure-in-a-cohort-of-indonesian-patients
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Allen R Yu, Bima Hasjim, Luke E Yu, Christopher Gabriel, Alexander Anshus, Jonathan B Lee, Michael J Louthan, Esther C Kim, Katrina Lee, Christina Tse, Thomas Keown, Shadi Lahham, Maili Alvarado, Steven Bunch, Abdulatif Gari, J Christian Fox
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to investigate the relationship between tobacco smoke exposure and the characteristics of the common carotid artery (CCA). The effect of both primary and secondary smoking on CCA properties was evaluated. METHODS: We performed a prospective cross-sectional study across 20 primary care clinics in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia in July 2016. Point of care ultrasound was performed on a convenience sample of Indonesian patients presenting to clinic...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674320/effects-of-24-week-aerobic-and-resistance-training-on-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-and-flow-velocity-in-elderly-women-with-sarcopenic-obesity
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Jinkee Park, Yoochan Kwon, Hyuntea Park
AIM: Sarcopenic obesity (SO) is closely associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in elderly women. Increases in body fat and decreases in muscle mass are closely associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). The aim of this study was to examine the influence of a 24-week aerobic and resistance training program on carotid parameters in SO. METHODS: Fifty elderly women (74.1±6.1 years) with SO were randomly divided into an exercise group and a control group...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663762/comparison-of-very-high-frequency-ultrasound-assessment-of-radial-arterial-wall-layers-after-first-and-repeated-transradial-coronary-procedures
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Bei-Bei Zhang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Jie Du, Shi-Wei Yang, Zhi-Jiang Wang, Hua Shen, Zhi-Ming Zhou
BACKGROUND: Transradial coronary procedure (TRP) traumatizes the radial artery (RA), especially resulting in changes to arterial wall morphology. This study explored the significance of the early onset of traumatic effects to wall layers of the RA following the first TRP (FTRP) and repeat TRP (RTRP) using very-high-frequency ultrabiomicroscopy (VHFUBM). METHODS: A total of 1431 patients that received TRP were divided into the FTRP group that comprised 781 patients and the RTRP group that comprised 650 patients depending on the number of procedures...
April 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627865/the-value-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-and-an-analysis-of-related-factors
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Le Jiang, Yuehua Zhao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to explore the application and clinical significance of color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) in diagnosing lower extremity vascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: The lower extremity arteries of 81 patients with T2DM and 50 control patients were examined by CDU for blood vessel diameter, intima-media thickness, plaque on the vessel wall, lumen stenosis and filling defect in blood flow. The occurrence of diabetes mellitus was investigated in additional T2DM patients of various ages...
September 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624131/studying-arterial-stiffness-using-high-frequency-ultrasound-in-mice-with-alzheimer-disease
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Chin-Chia Huang, Hsiang-Fan Cheng, Ben-Peng Zhu, Pei-Yu Chen, Suet Theng Beh, Yu-Min Kuo, Chih-Chung Huang
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that causes slow loss of memory and thinking skills, normally leading to death in 3-9 y. The etiology of AD is not fully understood but is widely believed to be induced by the production and deposition of amyloid-β peptide in the brain. Recently, a correlation was discovered between amyloid-β deposition and atherosclerosis in the cerebral arteries of postmortem brains, indicating that amyloid-β promotes atherogenesis and that in turn atherosclerosis promotes brain amyloid-β accumulation...
June 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593506/conformal-mapping-of-carotid-vessel-wall-and-plaque-thickness-measured-from-3d-ultrasound-images
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Gary P T Choi, Yimin Chen, Lok Ming Lui, Bernard Chiu
Measurements of vessel-wall-plus-plaque thickness (VWT) from 3D carotid ultrasound have been shown to be sensitive to the effect of pharmaceutical interventions. Since the geometry of carotid arteries is highly subject-specific, quantitative comparison of the distributions of point-wise VWT measured for different patients or for the same patients at different ultrasound scanning sessions requires the development of a mapping strategy to adjust for the geometric variability of different carotid surface models...
June 7, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566597/intravascular-images-of-coronary-stenosis-with-multiple-channels-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-optical-coherence-tomography-findings
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Shigenori Ito, Takahiro Hasuo
Intravascular images of coronary stenosis by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) would be beneficial to understand the mechanism of this disease. A 59-year-old woman with APS/systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) underwent emergent coronary angiography which revealed stenosis with micro channels in the proximal left anterior descending artery. According to optical coherence tomography (OCT), the central lumen was surrounded by a thick septum with a homogenous and high intensity. Multiple small channels existed near the vessel wall with diffuse intimal hyperplasia...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521772/feasibility-and-relevance-of-compound-strain-imaging-in-non-stenotic-arteries-comparison-between-individuals-with-cardiovascular-diseases-and-healthy-controls
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Martijn F H Maessen, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, Ayla Grotens, Maria T E Hopman, Dick H J Thijssen, Hendrik H G Hansen
BACKGROUND: Compound strain imaging is a novel method to noninvasively evaluate arterial wall deformation which has recently shown to enable differentiation between fibrous and (fibro-)atheromatous plaques in patients with severe stenosis. We tested the hypothesis that compound strain imaging is feasible in non-stenotic arteries and provides incremental discriminative power to traditional measures of vascular health (i.e., distensibility coefficient (DC), central pulse wave velocity [cPWV], and intima-media thickness [IMT]) for differentiating between participants with and without a history of cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397945/assessment-of-crohn-s-disease-activity-by-doppler-sonography
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Ying Na, Jian Zhou, Xiang-Min Xiao, Wen-Xing Zhang, Hong-Lei Gao, Yang Wang, Xiao-Yan Han, Zuo-Cheng Sun, Hui-Min Xu
To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound for evaluation of inflammatory activity in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: Fifty-six patients with histologically proven CD (39 with active, 17 with inactive disease) and 30 healthy volunteers as a control group were enrolled in the study at WeiFang People's Hospital, Weifang Province, China from October 2012 to December 2014. Bowel wall thickness, and vascularity pattern were measured by Doppler ultrasound. Results: There was a significant difference in flow volume of the superior mesenteric artery (585 ± 235 ml/min) in the patients with active disease, compared with those with inactive disease (401 ± 238 ml/min) and the control group (390 ± 189 ml/min, p less than 0...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377191/serum-pentraxin-3-is-associated-with-signs-of-arterial-alteration-in-women-with-preeclampsia
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Tansim Akhter, Anna-Karin Wikström, Marita Larsson, Anders Larsson, Gerhard Wikström, Tord Naessen
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) in pregnancy is a state of exaggerated inflammation and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Levels of pentraxin 3 (PTX3), a novel inflammation marker, are increased during PE and in individuals with CVD. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether serum PTX3 in women with PE is associated with adverse arterial effects; a thicker intima and higher intima/media (I/M) ratio in the common carotid artery (CCA)...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376791/definition-of-common-carotid-wall-thickness-affects-risk-classification-in-relation-to-degree-of-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-the-plaque-at-risk-parisk-study
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J Steinbuch, A C van Dijk, Fhbm Schreuder, Mtb Truijman, J Hendrikse, P J Nederkoorn, A van der Lugt, E Hermeling, Apg Hoeks, W H Mess
BACKGROUND: Mean or maximal intima-media thickness (IMT) is commonly used as surrogate endpoint in intervention studies. However, the effect of normalization by surrounding or median IMT or by diameter is unknown. In addition, it is unclear whether IMT inhomogeneity is a useful predictor beyond common wall parameters like maximal wall thickness, either absolute or normalized to IMT or lumen size. We investigated the interrelationship of common carotid artery (CCA) thickness parameters and their association with the ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis degree...
April 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374705/-effects-of-chronic-tabacco-smoking-on-the-cerebral-blood-flow
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N V Zakharchuk, V A Nevzorova, V M Chertok, N S Sarafanova
AIM: To study an effect of chronic smoking on cerebral hemodynamics and cerebrovascular reactivity in different segments of the arterial system of the brain in men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male patients enrolled in the study were divided into two groups: controls (n=11) and smokers (n=24) with index 30.7 pack-year smoking history. Haemorheological parameters: viscosity of blood, aggregation of erythrocytes, hematocrit, fibrinogen were evaluated in both groups. Using carotid duplex ultrasound (MyLab 50 Esaote, Italy), intima-media thickness (IMT) of common carotid arteries (CCA) was measured...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372789/automatic-media-adventitia-ivus-image-segmentation-based-on-sparse-representation-framework-and-dynamic-directional-active-contour-model
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Fahimeh Sadat Zakeri, Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan, Somayye Norouzi
Segmentation of the arterial wall boundaries from intravascular ultrasound images is an important image processing task in order to quantify arterial wall characteristics such as shape, area, thickness and eccentricity. Since manual segmentation of these boundaries is a laborious and time consuming procedure, many researchers attempted to develop (semi-) automatic segmentation techniques as a powerful tool for educational and clinical purposes in the past but as yet there is no any clinically approved method in the market...
March 25, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366179/effect-of-self-expanding-carotid-stents-on-plaque-thickness-and-vessel-diameter
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Rafael Martínez-Pérez, Graeme Marchuk, Donald H Lee, David M Pelz, Stephen P Lownie
BACKGROUND: In vitro models have suggested that stents affect atherosclerotic plaques symmetrically because of their outward radial forces. We evaluated the effects of stents on carotid plaque and the arterial wall using carotid ultrasound in carotid stenting patients to see whether these effects were borne out in vivo. METHODS: From a carotid stent database, 30 consecutive patients were selected. All had carotid Doppler ultrasound performed pre- and poststenting...
April 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322592/intravascular-pulmonary-venous-ultrasound-imaging-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Gabriel Cismaru, Serban Schiau, Lucian Muresan, Radu Rosu, Mihai Puiu, Gabriel Gusetu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The development of electroanatomical mapping is an increase demand for advanced intracardiac imaging techniques of the left atrium and pulmonary veins. IVUS can demonstrate quantitative changes like lumen and wall thickness as well as qualitative changes of the pulmonary wall. IVUS could also provide relevant real time imaging of the atrial and pulmonary venous wall during catheter ablation. Areas covered: The Medline and Embase databases were searched for preclinical and clinical studies of IVUS in patients with ablation of atrial fibrillation or left atrial arrhythmias...
April 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317160/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-vs-b-mode-ultrasound-for-visualization-of-intima-media-thickness-and-detection-of-plaques-in-human-carotid-arteries
#18
Benoy N Shah, Navtej S Chahal, Jaspal S Kooner, Roxy Senior
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque are recognized markers of increased risk for cerebrovascular events. Accurate visualization of the IMT and plaques is dependent upon image quality. Ultrasound contrast agents improve image quality during echocardiography-this study assessed whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) improves carotid IMT visualization and plaque detection in an asymptomatic population. METHODS & RESULTS: Individuals free from known cardiovascular disease, enrolled in a community study, underwent B-mode and CEUS carotid imaging...
May 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154582/is-carotid-artery-ultrasound-still-useful-method-for-evaluation-of-atherosclerosis
#19
REVIEW
Gee-Hee Kim, Ho-Joong Youn
Carotid ultrasound is an imaging modality that allows non-invasive assessment of vascular anatomy and function. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) has been shown to predict cardiovascular (CV) risk in multiple large studies. However, in 2013, American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines designated that the carotid IMT as class III evidence level was not recommended for use in clinical practice as a routine measurement of risk assessment for a first atherosclerotic CV event. Following the announcement of this guideline, combined common carotid IMT and plaque, including plaque tissue characterization and plaque burden, using 3D ultrasound was reported to be better than either measurement alone in a variety of studies...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964766/both-high-and-low-plasma-levels-of-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-increase-blood-pressure-in-a-normal-rat-model
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Naghmeh Z Mirhosseini, Steven J Knaus, Kaylee Bohaychuk, Jaswant Singh, Hassan A Vatanparast, Lynn P Weber
The lower threshold plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) level for optimal cardiovascular health is unclear, whereas the toxicity threshold is less clear. The aim of this study was to examine the cardiovascular-vitamin D dose-response curve in a normal rat model. Doses of cholecalciferol ranged from deficiency to toxic levels (equivalent to human doses of 0, 0·015, 0·25 and 3·75mg/d) for 4 weeks, and then cardiovascular health was examined using blood pressure telemetry and high-resolution ultrasound in normal male rats (n 16/group, 64 rats total)...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
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