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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046974/stress-echocardiography-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Sothinathan Gurunathan, Roxy Senior
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stress echocardiography (SE) is a well-established technique for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). This review article summarizes the status of SE in CAD, including testing protocols, clinical efficacy and current use of newer technologies: myocardial perfusion, strain imaging, three-dimensional echocardiography and adjunctive carotid ultrasonography. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent major findings in SE include the clinical value of myocardial perfusion imaging in multicentre studies, as well as when added to left ventricular (LV) wall motion assessment in clinical service...
October 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042949/angina-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
#2
Huijie Dong, Dayuan Lou, Xiaofei Ji, Peng Qu
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) often causes small blood vessel lesions in multiple organs, with less impact on large vessels. We report a case involving not only large blood vessels, but also angina. The computed tomographic angiography of large vessels and vascular ultrasonography of the extremity also suggested great arteries of the body were involved. Further cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody tests, pathological examination and dynamic chest computed tomography scan confirmed the diagnosis of GPA...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027678/evaluation-of-carotid-plaque-neovascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Chuan Qin, Li Zhang, Xinfang Wang, Yilian Duan, Zhou Ye, Mingxing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To examine the repeatability of quantitative time-intensity curve analysis of neovascularization within carotid plaques with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) and to investigate carotid plaque neovascularization in patients with coronary heart disease using contrast-enhanced US and the correlation between risk factors and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty patients with ACS and 60 with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent conventional carotid and contrast-enhanced US, and plaque enhancement was observed and analyzed quantitatively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947310/assessments-of-carotid-artery-plaque-burden-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Hayato Tada, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Hirofumi Okada, Takuya Nakahashi, Kenji Sakata, Atsushi Nohara, Akihiro Inazu, Hiroshi Mabuchi, Masakazu Yamagishi, Kenshi Hayashi
Although both carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaque score (cPS) determined by carotid ultrasonography reflect the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, there are few reports on direct comparisons of their clinical utilities in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). We aimed (1) to compare the clinical utilities of these measurements and (2) to estimate the onset and progression of carotid atherosclerosis in patients with FH. We examined 225 patients with FH (126 males; mean age, 51 ± 18 years) who underwent carotid ultrasonography...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867124/effect-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-in-hospital-and-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Muhammed Keskin, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Sinan Şahin, Ömer Kozan
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. We investigated the effect of NAFLD grade on in-hospital and long-term outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The study group consisted of 360 patients with STEMI. The patients were classified according to the grade of the NAFLD using ultrasonography. Based on this classification, all patients were divided into 4 subgroups as grade 0 (no fatty liver disease), grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855585/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-a-northern-chinese-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rina Wu, Feng Hou, Xiaomin Wang, Yong Zhou, Kai Sun, Youxin Wang, Henghui Liu, Jing Wu, Ruiping Zhao, Jiang Hu
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become an emerging health issue with a high prevalence in general population. The cross-sectional study was performed to investigate the association between NAFLD and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in individuals from northern city of China. A total of 2345 participants aged ≥40 (1035 men and 1310 women) were selected from the Jidong community of Tangshan city. Liver ultrasonography was used to the diagnosis of NAFLD. A 64-slice CT scanner was used to determine coronary artery calcification score (CACS), with CACS > 0 defined to be the presence of CAC...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854963/takayasu-s-arteritis-a-case-with-relapse-after-urgent-coronary-revascularization
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Klaus Empen, Astrid Hummel, Daniel Beug, Stephan B Felix, Mathias C Busch, Piotr M Kaczmarek
BACKGROUND: Vasculitides are commonly unrecognized causes of coronary stenosis and myocardial ischemia. We report on a 24-year old patient with Takayasu's arteritis who underwent urgent percutaneous coronary intervention, suffered from symptomatic restenosis of the left main coronary artery during standard immunosuppressive therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year old woman was referred for coronary angiography because of typical progressive angina pectoris. On bicycle ergometry, there were both reproducible symptoms and deep ST segment depressions on precordial leads...
July 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794054/cardiovascular-event-prediction-by-machine-learning-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Xiaoying Yang, Colin O Wu, Kiang Liu, W Gregory Hundley, Robyn McClelland, Antoinette S Gomes, Aaron R Folsom, Steven Shea, Eliseo Guallar, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima
RATIONALE: Machine learning may be useful to characterize cardiovascular risk, predict outcomes, and identify biomarkers in population studies. OBJECTIVE: To test the ability of random survival forests, a machine learning technique, to predict 6 cardiovascular outcomes in comparison to standard cardiovascular risk scores. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included participants from the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Baseline measurements were used to predict cardiovascular outcomes over 12 years of follow-up...
October 13, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762929/-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-beating-heart-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-type-two-diabetes
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S Y Borodashkina, K V Protasov, V A Podkamennyi
AIM: to determine risk factors of early cardiovascular complications after beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with ischemic coronary disease (IHD) and type two diabetes (D2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included into this study 188 patients (mean age 59 years, 85.1% men) with IHD and D2 who underwent off-pump CABG. The following cardiovascular complications (CVC) registered within 7 days after surgery were analyzed: myocardial infarction (MI), stroke/transient ischemic attack (S/TIA), atrial fibrillation (AF)...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728785/operative-strategies-to-reduce-cerebral-embolic-events-during-on-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-stratified-prospective-randomized-trial
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Michael E Halkos, Aaron Anderson, Jose Nilo G Binongo, Anthony Stringer, Yi Lasanajak, Vinod H Thourani, Omar M Lattouf, Robert A Guyton, Kim T Baio, Eric Sarin, William B Keeling, N Renee Cook, Katherine Carssow, Alexis Neill, Kathryn E Glas, John D Puskas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of different aortic clamping strategies on the incidence of cerebral embolic events during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 142 patients with low-grade aortic disease (epiaortic ultrasound grade I/II) undergoing primary isolated CABG were studied. Those undergoing off-pump CABG were randomized to a partial clamp (n = 36) or clampless facilitating device (CFD; n = 36) strategy. Those undergoing on-pump CABG were randomized to a single-clamp (n = 34) or double-clamp (n = 36) strategy...
October 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696562/association-between-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-peripheral-artery-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Yaowu Zou, Xinde Li, Can Wang, Jing Wang, Fei Wang, Lidan Ma, Wenjun You, Changgui Li
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with risk of coronary heart diseases; however, the relationship between NAFLD and peripheral artery disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes has not been investigated. AIMS: To investigate the association between NAFLD and PAD in patients with type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study in 2646 type 2 diabetes patients ≥ 40 years...
July 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689732/applying-preoperative-dipyridamole-thallium-201-scintigraphy-for-preventing-cardiac-mortality-and-complications-for-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-undergoing-parathyroidectomy
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Shih-Min Yin, Fong-Fu Chou, Shao-Chun Wu, Shun-Yu Chi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the value of preoperative dipyridamole thallium-201 scintigraphy for reducing cardiovascular complication in secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPTH) patients. METHODS: Thallium scintigraphy was arranged for all dialysis patients who underwent parathyroidectomy from Jan 2011 to July 2015. Management of defects on thallium scintigraphy included cardiac catheterization and ultrasonography. Analysis includes 30-day mortality, morbidity and the predicting factors for thallium scintigraphy defect...
July 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675103/carotid-artery-plaques-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-death-in-older-adults-a-5-year-prospective-community-based-study
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Yanlei Zhang, Xianghua Fang, Yang Hua, Zhe Tang, Shaochen Guan, Xiaoguang Wu, Hongjun Liu, Beibei Liu, Chunxiu Wang, Zhongying Zhang, Xiang Gu, Chengbei Hou, Chunxiao Liu
We assessed the effect of asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) on the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in a community-based population aged ≥55 years in China. A total of 1376 residents underwent CAS assessment by ultrasonography in July 2009. New CVD events, including stroke and coronary heart events, were collected at the follow-up survey at the end of 2014. After adjusting for baseline demographic characteristics and traditional CVD risk factors, the risk of CVD in patients with minimal CAS (mean common carotid artery intima-media thickness [CCA-IMT] ≥1 mm and no plaques), nonstenotic plaques (carotid stenosis <50%), and stenotic plaques (carotid stenosis ≥50%) was 0...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652530/achilles-tendon-ultrasonography-for-diagnosis-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-among-japanese-subjects
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Masahito Michikura, Masatsune Ogura, Masahiro Yamamoto, Masahiko Sekimoto, Chizuru Fuke, Mika Hori, Koji Arai, Shinji Kihara, Kiminori Hosoda, Koji Yanagi, Mariko Harada-Shiba
BACKGROUND: Difficulty in detecting and measuring Achilles tendon (AT) xanthomas may be responsible for underdiagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). We aimed to determine a cutoff value for AT thickness (AT-T) using ultrasonography to diagnose FH, and to investigate the relationship between AT-T and atherosclerosis.Methods and Results:Ultrasonographic AT-T and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) were evaluated in 130 genetically diagnosed FH patients and 155 non-FH patients...
June 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641407/efficacy-of-ezetimibe-combined-with-atorvastatin-in-the-treatment-of-carotid-artery-plaque-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-complicated-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Jing Wang, Xiao-Bo Ai, Fei Wang, Yao-Wu Zou, Li Li, Xiao-Lei Yi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of ezetimibe combined with atorvastatin in treatment of carotid artery plaque in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A total of 100 patients with carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) confirmed by ultrasound and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus and CHD were randomly assigned to atorvastatin group (atorvastatin 20 mg/day) or combined treatment group (ezetimibe 10 mg/day and atorvastatin 20 mg/day)...
October 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614093/central-diastolic-pressure-decay-mediates-the-relationship-between-aortic-stiffness-and-myocardial-viability-potential-implications-for-aortosclerosis-induced-myocardial-ischemia
#16
Junichiro Hashimoto, Sadayoshi Ito
OBJECTIVE: Stiffening of the aorta often precedes coronary events, but little is known about the aetiological mechanism. We hypothesized that the predisposition to myocardial ischemia could be attributable to aortosclerosis-induced alterations in the central haemodynamics during diastole. METHODS: Using noninvasive tonometry and ultrasonography, we investigated the arterial pressure pulse waveforms, pulse wave velocities (PWVs) and compliance in 222 patients with hypertension...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540199/role-of-different-imaging-modalities-of-vascular-calcification-in-predicting-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
REVIEW
Sinee Disthabanchong, Sarinya Boongird
Vascular calcification (VC) is common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The severity of VC is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. Risk factors for VC include traditional cardiovascular risk factors as well as CKD-related risk factors such as increased calcium and phosphate load. VC is observed in arteries of all sizes from small arterioles to aorta, both in the intima and the media of arterial wall. Several imaging techniques have been utilized in the evaluation of the extent and the severity of VC...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529918/advances-in-dyslipidemia-management-for-prevention-of-atherosclerosis-pcsk9-monoclonal-antibody-therapy-and-beyond
#18
REVIEW
Nathan D Wong, Paul D Rosenblit, Robert S Greenfield
In 2003, select families with familial hypercholesterolemia were first identified to have gain-of-function mutations for proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) followed, in 2006, by the identification of those with lifelong low levels of LDL-C and lowered atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk who had loss-of-function PCSK9 mutations. These discoveries led to the rapid development of PSCK9-targeted monoclonal antibody (PCSK9 mAb) therapies and, in 2015, 2 'fully-humanized' PCSK9 mAbs (alirocumab and evolocumab) were marketed in the United States, Europe, and other countries...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512721/mid-term-risk-for-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-chronic-myocarditis-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-and-transient-coronary-abnormalities
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Mansingh Parihar, Surjit Singh, Pandiarajan Vignesh, Anju Gupta, Manojkumar Rohit
There is evidence for premature atherosclerosis and systemic arterial stiffening during follow-up of children with Kawasaki disease (KD) and coronary artery abnormalities (CAA). Moreover, patients with KD may also have subclinical myocardial involvement and inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization. The inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization manifests as increased QT dispersion on electrocardiography. There is a paucity of studies in endothelial dysfunction and QT dispersion in children with KD and transient CAA...
August 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
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