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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059143/influence-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-related-polymorphisms-on-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Raquel López-Mejías, Alfonso Corrales, Esther Vicente, Montserrat Robustillo-Villarino, Carlos González-Juanatey, Javier Llorca, Fernanda Genre, Sara Remuzgo-Martínez, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, José A Miranda-Filloy, Marco A Ramírez Huaranga, Trinitario Pina, Ricardo Blanco, Juan J Alegre-Sancho, Enrique Raya, Verónica Mijares, Begoña Ubilla, Iván Ferraz-Amaro, Carmen Gómez-Vaquero, Alejandro Balsa, Francisco J López-Longo, Patricia Carreira, Isidoro González-Álvaro, J Gonzalo Ocejo-Vinyals, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Benjamín Fernández-Gutiérrez, Santos Castañeda, Javier Martín, Miguel A González-Gay
A genetic component influences the development of atherosclerosis in the general population and also in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, genetic polymorphisms associated with atherosclerosis in the general population are not always involved in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in RA. Accordingly, a study in North-American RA patients did not show the association reported in the general population of coronary artery disease with a series of relevant polymorphisms (TCF21, LPA, HHIPL1, RASD1-PEMT, MRPS6, CYP17A1-CNNM2-NT5C2, SMG6-SRR, PHACTR1, WDR12 and COL4A1-COL4A2)...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024099/serum-vaspin-levels-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-pre-dialysis-patients
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Aytac Akyol, Davut Demirkıran, Serkan Akdag, Mehmet Naci Aldemir, Hakkı Simsek, Hasan Ali Gumrukcuoglu, Musa Sahin, Habib Emre
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Vaspin is a molecule belonging to adipokine family which is associated with insulin resistance and obesity in humans. Several studies have evaluated the serum levels of vaspin in various conditions including coronary artery disease and chronic hemodialysis patients. To our best knowledge, serum vaspin levels have not yet been studied in pre dialysis patients. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a noninvasive procedure used to diagnose the extent of carotid atherosclerotic vascular disease...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012444/carotid-artery-plaques-and-intima-medial-thickness-in-familial-hypercholesteraemic-patients-on-long-term-statin-therapy-a-case-control-study
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Sven Bos, Martijne H C Duvekot, Gert-Jan R Ten Kate, Adrie J M Verhoeven, Monique T Mulder, Arend F L Schinkel, Koen Nieman, Gerald F Watts, Eric J G Sijbrands, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statins reduce subclinical atherosclerosis and premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). However, some FH patients still develop ASCVD despite statin therapy. We compared subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by carotid plaque presence and intima media thickness (C-IMT), in long-term statin-treated FH patients and healthy controls. Furthermore, we analysed whether carotid ultrasonography findings associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis...
December 2, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007496/cardiovascular-health-metrics-among-south-asian-adults-in-the-united-states-prevalence-and-associations-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Sameera A Talegawkar, Yichen Jin, Namratha R Kandula, Alka M Kanaya
South Asians, a fast growing ethnic group in the US, have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. We examined the prevalence and distribution of the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics using data from Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study, and cross-sectional associations between number of CVH metrics in the ideal range with subclinical atherosclerosis assessed using coronary artery calcium (CAC) measured using cardiac computed tomography and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured using high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography...
December 20, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981817/intracardiac-thrombus-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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I Ben Ghorbel, N Belfeki, M H Houman
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder. Intracardiac thrombus (ICT) formation is an uncommon but important complication of BD. Of the cases of Behçet's disease, we selected those with ICT. All patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of the International Study Group of Behçet's disease. The ICT in each case was confirmed by ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI. Clinical features and laboratory parameters were determined. Among our 518 patients with BD, 8 were diagnosed as having intracardiac thrombus (ICT)...
December 16, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923782/comparing-arterial-function-parameters-for-the-prediction-of-coronary-heart-disease-events-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Elizabeth K Hom, Daniel A Duprez, David R Jacobs, David A Bluemke, Lyndia C Brumback, Joseph F Polak, Carmen A Peralta, Philip Greenland, Sheryl L Magzamen, João A C Lima, Alban Redheuil, David M Herrington, James H Stein, Dhananjay Vaidya, Pamela Ouyang, Joel D Kaufman
Arterial dysfunction has been linked to decline in cardiac function and increased risk of cardiovascular disease events. We calculated the value of arterial function, measured at baseline (2000-2002), in predicting time to first coronary heart disease (CHD) event (median follow-up, 10.2 years) among participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Measures included the following: C1 and C2, derived from diastolic pulse contour analysis from the radial artery blood pressure waveform obtained by tonometry (n = 6,336); carotid distensibility and Young's elastic modulus at the carotid artery, derived from carotid artery ultrasonography (n = 6,531 and 6,528); and aortic distensibility, measured using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (n = 3,677)...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872105/multiethnic-exome-wide-association-study-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Pradeep Natarajan, Joshua C Bis, Lawrence F Bielak, Amanda J Cox, Marcus Dörr, Mary F Feitosa, Nora Franceschini, Xiuqing Guo, Shih-Jen Hwang, Aaron Isaacs, Min A Jhun, Maryam Kavousi, Ruifang Li-Gao, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Riccardo E Marioni, Ulf Schminke, Nathan O Stitziel, Hayato Tada, Jessica van Setten, Albert V Smith, Dina Vojinovic, Lisa R Yanek, Jie Yao, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Najaf Amin, Usman Baber, Ingrid B Borecki, J Jeffrey Carr, Yii-Der Ida Chen, L Adrienne Cupples, Pim A de Jong, Harry de Koning, Bob D de Vos, Ayse Demirkan, Valentin Fuster, Oscar H Franco, Mark O Goodarzi, Tamara B Harris, Susan R Heckbert, Gerardo Heiss, Udo Hoffmann, Albert Hofman, Ivana Išgum, J Wouter Jukema, Mika Kähönen, Sharon L R Kardia, Brian G Kral, Lenore J Launer, Joe Massaro, Roxana Mehran, Braxton D Mitchell, Thomas H Mosley, Renée de Mutsert, Anne B Newman, Khanh-Dung Nguyen, Kari E North, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Matthijs Oudkerk, James S Pankow, Gina M Peloso, Wendy Post, Michael A Province, Laura M Raffield, Olli T Raitakari, Dermot F Reilly, Fernando Rivadeneira, Frits Rosendaal, Samantha Sartori, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, Stephen T Turner, Andre G Uitterlinden, Dhananjay Vaidya, Aad van der Lugt, Uwe Völker, Joanna M Wardlaw, Christina L Wassel, Stefan Weiss, Mary K Wojczynski, Diane M Becker, Lewis C Becker, Eric Boerwinkle, Donald W Bowden, Ian J Deary, Abbas Dehghan, Stephan B Felix, Vilmundur Gudnason, Terho Lehtimäki, Rasika Mathias, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Bruce M Psaty, Daniel J Rader, Jerome I Rotter, James G Wilson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Henry Völzke, Sekar Kathiresan, Patricia A Peyser, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: The burden of subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic individuals is heritable and associated with elevated risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease. We sought to identify genetic variants in protein-coding regions associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and the risk of subsequent coronary heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied a total of 25 109 European ancestry and African ancestry participants with coronary artery calcification (CAC) measured by cardiac computed tomography and 52 869 participants with common carotid intima-media thickness measured by ultrasonography within the CHARGE Consortium (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology)...
December 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837151/atrial-fibrillation-progression-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-and-myocardial-infarction
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Ozgur Bayturan, Rishi Puri, E Murat Tuzcu, Mingyuan Shao, Kathy Wolski, Paul Schoenhagen, Samir Kapadia, Steven E Nissen, Prashanthan Sanders, Stephen J Nicholls
BACKGROUND: Despite atrial fibrillation representing an established risk factor for stroke, the association between atrial fibrillation and both progression of coronary atherosclerosis and major adverse cardiovascular events is not well characterized. We assessed the serial measures of coronary atheroma burden and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with and without atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Data were analyzed from nine clinical trials involving 4966 patients with coronary artery disease undergoing serial intravascular ultrasonography at 18-24 month intervals to assess changes in percent atheroma volume (PAV)...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814596/diagnosis-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-challenges-and-opportunities
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Bhavesh Patel, Aashish Ahuja, Ghassan S Kassab, Carlos A Labarrere
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is one of the most common long-term complications in patients following heart transplantation. Because of its irreversible nature, early detection is essential to impact progression. Thus, imaging techniques play a crucial role in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Major advancements in imaging and analysis are required to overcome the limitations of current techniques. Coronary angiography which is the standard method, presents low sensitivity in detection, especially at an early stage...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798731/impact-of-combined-lipid-lowering-and-blood-pressure-control-on-coronary-plaque-myocardial-ischemia-treated-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-plaque-regression-by-lipid-lowering-and-blood-pressure-controlling-assessed-by-intravascular-ultrasonography
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Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Kenji Sakata, Kenshi Hayashi, Tadatsugu Gamou, Honin Kanaya, Kenji Miwa, Kosei Ueda, Toshinori Higashikata, Sumio Mizuno, Ichiro Michishita, Masanobu Namura, Yutaka Nitta, Shoji Katsuda, Kazuyasu Okeie, Hiroaki Hirase, Hayato Tada, Katsuharu Uchiyama, Tetsuo Konno, Hidekazu Ino, Keisuke Nagase, Masakazu Yamagishi
The aim of the study was to elucidate the aggressive reduction of both low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and blood pressure (BP) reduced coronary atherosclerotic plaque volume compared with a standard treatment of LDL-C and BP in Japanese patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This study is a prospective, randomized, and open-labelled with a blind-endpoint evaluation study. A total of 97 patients (81 men, mean age 62.0 ± 9.6) with CAD undergoing intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomized, and 68 patients had IVUS examinations at baseline and at 18-24 months follow-up...
October 31, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787498/preterm-arteries-in-childhood-dimensions-intima-media-thickness-and-elasticity-of-the-aorta-coronaries-and-carotids-in-6-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Lilly-Ann Mohlkert, Jenny Hallberg, Olof Broberg, Monica Hellström, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Gunnar Sjöberg, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Petru Liuba, Vineta Fellman, Magnus Domellöf, Mikael Norman
BackgroundPreterm birth increases risk for adult cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that arteries in 6-year-old children born preterm are narrower, with thicker intima-media and stiffer than in peers born at term.MethodsChildren born extremely preterm (EXP, n=176, birthweights: 348-1161g) and at term (CTRL, n=174, birthweights: 2430-4315g) were included. Using ultrasonography, we determined diameters of the coronaries (CA), common carotid arteries (CCA) and aorta, the carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), and the stiffness index of the CCA and aorta...
October 27, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768965/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-is-independently-associated-with-an-increased-incidence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Alessandro Mantovani, Lucia Mingolla, Riccardo Rigolon, Isabella Pichiri, Valentina Cavalieri, Giacomo Zoppini, Giuseppe Lippi, Enzo Bonora, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggested that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in type 1 diabetes. We assessed whether NAFLD also predicts the risk of incident CVD events in type 1 diabetic adults. METHODS: We studied a retrospective cohort of 286 type 1 diabetic outpatients (mean age 43±14years; median duration of diabetes 17 [10-30] years) without secondary causes of chronic liver diseases, who were followed for a mean period of 5...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745841/surgical-unroofing-of-hemodynamically-significant-left-anterior-descending-myocardial-bridges
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Jack H Boyd, Vedant S Pargaonkar, David H Scoville, Ian S Rogers, Takumi Kimura, Shigemitsu Tanaka, Ryotaro Yamada, Michael P Fischbein, Jennifer A Tremmel, Robert Scott Mitchell, Ingela Schnittger
BACKGROUND: Left anterior descending artery myocardial bridges (MBs) range from clinically insignificant incidental angiographic findings to a potential cause of sudden cardiac death. Within this spectrum, a group of patients with isolated, symptomatic, and hemodynamically significant MBs despite maximally tolerated medical therapy exist for whom the optimal treatment is controversial. We evaluated supraarterial myotomy, or surgical unroofing, of the left anterior descending MBs as an isolated procedure in these patients...
October 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726114/surgical-resection-of-recurrent-extrahepatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-tumor-thrombus-extending-into-the-right-atrium-under-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mineto Ohta, Chikashi Nakanishi, Naoki Kawagishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Kai Maida, Toshiaki Kashiwadate, Koji Miyazawa, Satoru Yoshida, Shigehito Miyagi, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Yasushi Matsuda, Yoshinori Okada, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Noriaki Ohuchi
BACKGROUND: Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by a right atrial tumor thrombus is rare. No standard treatment modality has been established. Surgical treatment may be the only curative treatment; however, surgery has been considered high risk. We herein describe a patient who underwent resection of a recurrent right atrial tumor thrombus under normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass on a beating heart. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man underwent a right hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma with diaphragm invasion...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721854/association-between-the-gensini-score-and-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Anil Avci, Serdar Fidan, Mehmet Mustafa Tabakçı, Cuneyt Toprak, Elnur Alizade, Emrah Acar, Emrah Bayam, Muhammet Tellice, Abdurrahman Naser, Ramazan Kargın
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the extent of coronary artery disease assessed by the Gensini score and/or the SYNTAX score and the significant carotid stenosis in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 225 patients who had carotid doppler ultrasonography prior to CABG were included retrospectively. Significant coronary artery disease was assumed as a lumen diameter stenosis of ≥50% in any of the major epicardial coronary arteries...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642347/association-of-adiponectin-gene-polymorphisms-with-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-chinese-han-population
#16
Shui-Xian Du, Lin-Lin Lu, Yang Liu, Quan-Jiang Dong, Shi-Ying Xuan, Yong-Ning Xin
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular events are an independent risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is the leading cause of mortality in NAFLD patients. Several recent studies demonstrated that adiponectin (Ad) polymorphisms were involved in the progression of NAFLD and coronary artery disease (CAD). However, reports on the association between Ad polymorphisms and the risk of developing CAD in NAFLD patients are lacking in a Northern Han Chinese population. OBJECTIVES: The present study was designed to evaluate the association between Ad gene polymorphisms (rs266729 and rs2241766) and the risk of developing CAD in Northern Han Chinese patients with NAFLD...
July 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606119/a-combination-of-drug-eluting-stents-and-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-in-the-treatment-of-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Ahmed Al-Mamary, Filippo Zilio, Massimo Napodano
Optimal management of multivessel coronary artery disease can be complex. We report a 67-year-old male patient who was admitted to the Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy, in 2014 with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography showed diffuse multiple sub-occlusive lesions of the proximal and distal left coronary vessels involving a long segment of the vessel. On intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS), the left main artery was moderately diseased with critically stenotic and calcified branch ostia...
August 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522671/imparied-retrobulbar-blood-flow-and-increased-carotid-imt-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Zuhal Caliskan, Nursen Keles, Resul Kahraman, Kamil Özdil, Vildan Karagoz, Feyza Aksu, Gonul Aciksari, Yusuf Yilmaz, Seref Kul, Mustafa Caliskan
Crohn's Disease [CD] is one of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases that are chronic relapsing inflammatory diseases. Despite the major affected organ is intestine in CD, extra intestinal organs and tissues including cardiovascular system are also affected. Several studies have demonstrated that CD patients may have a higher risk of advancing atherosclerosis. The microvascular endothelial dysfunction plays an essential role for developing coronary atherosclerosis. Microvascular structural abnormalities in the retinal circulation may predict macrovascular events such as stroke and coronary heart disease...
November 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496459/effect-of-immunosuppressive-treatment-on-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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M Szymczak, J Kluz, R Małecki, E Wątorek, M Obremska, M Głuszek, M Klinger, M Boratyńska
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of immunosuppressive regimens using either mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) or calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) on the risk of atherosclerosis in renal transplant patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved a group of 24 recipients treated with mTORi (mTORi group) and a group of 20 recipients treated with immunosuppressive regimen based on CNI (CNI group). Laboratory and clinical markers of cardiovascular risk in both groups were investigated...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496442/tissue-doppler-imaging-and-intima-media-thickness-as-noninvasive-methods-of-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-in-patients-after-kidney-transplantation
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M Dudziak, D Rawicz-Zegrzda, M Jankowska, A Dębska-Ślizień, Z Wołyniec, B Rutkowski
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular complications, including coronary artery disease and chronic heart failure, are the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. New echocardiographic techniques, such as tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) with strain and strain rate, are noninvasive, easy-to-perform methods of the estimation of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function. The aim of the study was to analyze the utility of new noninvasive methods of cardiovascular risk stratification in patients after kidney transplantation...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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