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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455777/palliative-treatment-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-cancer-by-drug-eluting-or-bare-metal-stents-from-oculo-stenotic-reflex-period-to-age-of-precision-medicine
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Elif Hande Ozcan Cetin, Ozcan Ozeke, Erdogan Ilkay, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu, Zehra Golbasi, Sinan Aydogdu, Can Ozer
Medications and treatments are said to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a curative effect on the underlying disease such as atherosclerosis or cancer. Some authors speculated that atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) could be considered a "cancer of the coronary arterial wall". Although the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has proven to be effective in decreasing mortality rates among patients with acute coronary syndromes, the previous meta-analyses of PCI versus optimal medical therapy for stable CAD have not been able to demonstrate a reduction in major adverse cardiac outcomes...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455158/american-heart-association-s-life-s-simple-7-at-middle-age-and-prognosis-after-myocardial-infarction-in-later-life
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Yejin Mok, Yingying Sang, Shoshana H Ballew, Casey M Rebholz, Wayne D Rosamond, Gerardo Heiss, Aaron R Folsom, Josef Coresh, Kunihiro Matsushita
BACKGROUND: The American Heart Association recommends focusing on 7 health factors (Life's Simple 7) for primordial prevention of cardiovascular health. However, whether greater adherence to Life's Simple 7 in midlife improves prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI) in later life is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 1277 participants who developed MI during the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study follow-up, a 14-point score of Life's Simple 7 was constructed according to the status (2 points for ideal, 1 point for intermediate, and 0 points for poor) of each of 7 factors (smoking, adiposity, physical activity, diet, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and fasting glucose) at baseline (1987-1989)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454784/coronary-artery-calcium-scores-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-stratification-in-smokers-mesa
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Adam Leigh, John W McEvoy, Parveen Garg, J Jeffrey Carr, Veit Sandfort, Elizabeth C Oelsner, Matthew Budoff, David Herrington, Joseph Yeboah
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the utility of the pooled cohort equation (PCE) and/or coronary artery calcium (CAC) for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessment in smokers, especially those who were lung cancer screening eligible (LCSE). BACKGROUND: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services currently pays for annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography scans in a specified group of cigarette smokers...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454074/nutraceuticals-as-therapeutic-agents-for-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Joe W E Moss, Jessica O Williams, Dipak P Ramji
Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of medium and large arteries and an underlying cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), is responsible for a third of all global deaths. Current treatments for CVD, such as optimized statin therapy, are associated with considerable residual risk and several side effects in some patients. The outcome of research on the identification of alternative pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of CVD has been relatively disappointing with many promising leads failing at the clinical level...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453992/serum-cystatin-c-level-is-associated-with-carotid-arterial-wall-elasticity-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-potential-marker-of-early-stage-atherosclerosis
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Rei Kaneko, Shojiro Sawada, Ai Tokita, Rieko Honkura, Noriko Tumura, Shinjiro Kodama, Tomohito Izumi, Kei Takahashi, Kenji Uno, Junta Imai, Tetsuya Yamada, Yukiya Miyachi, Hideyuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai, Yasushi Ishgaki, Hideki Katagiri
AIMS: Detection of early-stage atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is important for preventing cardiovascular disease. A phased tracking method for evaluating arterial wall elasticity sensitively detects early-stage atherosclerosis. However, biochemical markers for early-stage atherosclerosis have yet to be established. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 180 T2DM patients, who were classified as not having atherosclerosis according to the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) criteria...
February 14, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450819/familial-hypercholesterolemia-cascade-screening-in-children-and-relatives-of-the-affected
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Nitika Setia, Renu Saxena, J P S Sawhney, Ishwar C Verma
OBJECTIVE: Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by very high low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol since birth, resulting in premature atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). Cascade screening of children and family members of proven FH individuals can identify more subjects who have high LDL cholesterol or the family mutation and appropriate intervention can reduce their risk of atherosclerosis and prevent its complications...
February 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449280/prediction-of-the-multisegment-clot-sign-on-dynamic-ct-angiography-of-cardioembolic-stroke
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Z Chen, F Shi, M Zhang, X Gong, L Lin, M Lou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The multisegment clot sign has been observed at the site of large-artery occlusion in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to assess its occurrence rate and relationship with stroke etiologies in patients with acute intracranial large-artery occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who had acute intracranial large-artery occlusion and underwent perfusion CT within 8 hours after stroke onset...
February 15, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447742/a-comparative-analysis-of-current-lipid-treatment-guidelines-nothing-stands-still
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REVIEW
Anjan Tibrewala, Arif Jivan, William J Oetgen, Neil J Stone
Lipid treatment guidelines have continued to evolve as new evidence emerges. We sought to review similarities and differences of 5 lipid treatment guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, European Society for Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and U.S. Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense. All guidelines utilize rigorous evidentiary review, highlight statin therapy for primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and emphasize a clinician-patient risk discussion...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447076/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomised-clinical-study-of-the-effect-of-pork-collagen-peptide-supplementation-on-atherosclerosis-in-healthy-older-individuals
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Michiya Igase, Katsuhiko Kohara, Yoko Okada, Masayuki Ochi, Keiji Igase, Naoki Inoue, Tatsuhiko Kutsuna, Hiromasa Miura, Yasumasa Ohyagi
We examined whether baPWV could be affected by pork collagen peptide (CP) ingestion. Seventy subjects were randomized into two groups (2.5 g/day CP and 2.5 g/day placebo). A significant reduction in baPWV was observed in the CP group compared to the placebo group. This study demonstrated that pork CP may contribute to the prevention of atherosclerosis in elderly.
February 15, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446689/platelets-and-vascular-integrity
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Carsten Deppermann
Platelets patrol the vasculature and adhere at sites of vascular damage after trauma to limit blood loss. In recent years, however, it has become clear that platelets also contribute to pathophysiologic processes such as thrombosis, atherosclerosis, stroke, sepsis and many more. An exciting new role for them is in non-classical hemostasis to prevent bleeding in the inflamed vasculature. Recent studies suggest that GPVI, CLEC-2, integrin αIIbβ3 (GPIIb/IIIa), and the content of platelet α- and dense granules are important players in this process...
February 15, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445728/radiation-induced-cardiovascular-disease-mechanisms-and-importance-of-linear-energy-transfer
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REVIEW
Christopher B Sylvester, Jun-Ichi Abe, Zarana S Patel, K Jane Grande-Allen
Radiation therapy (RT) in the form of photons and protons is a well-established treatment for cancer. More recently, heavy charged particles have been used to treat radioresistant and high-risk cancers. Radiation treatment is known to cause cardiovascular disease (CVD) which can occur acutely during treatment or years afterward in the form of accelerated atherosclerosis. Radiation-induced cardiovascular disease (RICVD) can be a limiting factor in treatment as well as a cause of morbidity and mortality in successfully treated patients...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438988/flavopiridol-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-stimulated-biglycan-synthesis-by-blocking-linker-region-phosphorylation-and-nuclear-translocation-of-smad2
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Muhamad Ashraf Rostam, Aravindra Shajimoon, Danielle Kamato, Partha Mitra, Terrence Piva, Robel Getachew, Yingnan Cao, Wenhua Zheng, Narin Osman, Peter James Little
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF) β is a pleiotropic growth factor implicated in the development of atherosclerosis for its role in mediating glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chain hyperelongation on the proteoglycan biglycan, a phenomenon that leads to increased binding of atherogenic lipoproteins in the wall of blood vessels. TGF-β signalling pathway components leading to the modification of GAG chains on biglcyan are therefore potential targets for the treatment of atherosclerosis. Phosphorylation of the transcription factor Smad has emerged as a critical step in the signalling pathways that control the synthesis of biglycan, both the core protein and the GAG chains...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437599/-malignant-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-identifies-subjects-at-high-risk-for-progression-to-asymptomatic-left-ventricular-dysfunction-heart-failure-and-death-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Matthew N Peters, Stephen L Seliger, Robert H Christenson, Susie N Hong-Zohlman, Lori B Daniels, Joao A C Lima, James A de Lemos, Ian J Neeland, Christopher R deFilippi
BACKGROUND: As heart failure (HF)-associated morbidity and mortality continue to escalate, enhanced focus on prevention is increasingly important. "Malignant" left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH): LVH combined with an elevated cardiac biomarker reflecting either injury (high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T), or strain (amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide) has predicted accelerated progression to HF. We sought to determine whether malignant LVH identified community-dwelling adults initially free of cardiovascular disease at high risk of asymptomatic decline in LV ejection fraction or a clinical cardiovascular event...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436628/gene-expression-profile-analysis-of-the-progression-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Wangmi Liu, Yanxin Zhao, Jiayan Wu
The present study aimed to examine the universal gene expression signature and the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the progression of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. The gene expression dataset, GSE28829, containing 13 early and 16 advanced carotid atherosclerotic plaques was selected for analysis. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified and analyzed using bioinformatics analyses, including cluster analysis, Gene Ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analyses. Finally, a protein‑protein interaction (PPI) was constructed and analyzed...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436491/long-non-coding-rna-linc00657-acting-as-mir-590-3p-sponge-to-facilitate-low-concentration-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-angiogenesis
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Mei-Hua Bao, Guang-Yi Li, Xiao-Shan Huang, Liang Tang, Li-Ping Dong, Jian-Ming Li
Angiogenesis in atherosclerotic plaque promotes plaque growth, causes plaque hemorrhage and violates plaque stability. LINC00657 is a long noncoding RNA highly conserved and abundantly expressed in vascular endothelial cells. The present study was designed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of LINC00675 on the low concentration of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) induced angiogenesis. Cell proliferation assay, transwell assay, wound healing assay, and tube formation assay were conducted to detect the effects of low concentration of oxLDL on angiogenesis; The results discovered that oxLDL promoted the cell proliferation, migration, and tube formation...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433446/homocysteine-is-a-bystander-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-case-control-study
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Ching-Yu Julius Chen, Tzu-Ching Yang, Christopher Chang, Shao-Chun Lu, Po-Yuan Chang
BACKGROUND: Homocysteine has been long considered a risk factor for atherosclerosis. However, cardiovascular events cannot be reduced through homocysteine lowering by B vitamin supplements. Although several association studies have reported an elevation of serum homocysteine levels in cardiovascular diseases, the relationship of homocysteine with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is not well established. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled STEMI patients who were consecutively admitted to an intensive care unit following coronary intervention in a single medical center in Taiwan...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433150/cx3cr1-cx3cl1-axis-mediates-platelet-leukocyte-adhesion-to-arterial-endothelium-in-younger-patients-with-a-history-of-idiopathic-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Elena Furio, Maria Jose García-Fuster, Josep Redon, Patrice Marques, Rebeca Ortega, Maria Jesus Sanz, Laura Piqueras
Mechanisms linking deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and subclinical atherosclerosis and risk of cardiovascular events are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential impact of CX3CR1/CX3CL1 axis in DVT-associated endothelial dysfunction. The study included 22 patients (age: 37.5 ± 8.2 years) with a history of idiopathic DVT and without known cardiovascular risk factors and 23 aged-matched control subjects (age: 34 ± 7.8 years). Flow cytometry was used to evaluate peripheral markers of platelet activation, leukocyte immunophenotypes and CX3CR1/CX3CL1 expression in both groups...
February 12, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431904/atrial-fibrillation-and-venous-thromboembolism-evidence-of-bidirectionality-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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P L Lutsey, F L Norby, A Alonso, M Cushman, L Y Chen, E D Michos, A R Folsom
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) frequently co-occur. These conditions have shared risk factors and are accompanied by coagulation abnormalities. Furthermore, mechanistic pathways may directly link the disorders. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that individuals with incident AF are at greater risk of developing VTE, and those with VTE are at elevated risk of AF. We also tested whether associations were stronger in the first 6 months after the initial diagnosis, and explored race differences...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425894/diabetic-macroangiopathy-pathogenetic-insights-and-novel-therapeutic-approaches-with-focus-on-high-glucose-mediated-vascular-damage
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REVIEW
Rosalinda Madonna, Damiana Pieragostino, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Claudia Rossi, Yong-Jian Geng, Piero Del Boccio, Raffaele De Caterina
Diabetic macroangiopathy - a specific form of accelerated atherosclerosis - is characterized by intra-plaque new vessel formation due to excessive/abnormal neovasculogenesis and angiogenesis, increased vascular permeability of the capillary vessels, and tissue edema, resulting in frequent atherosclerotic plaque hemorrhage and plaque rupture. Mechanisms that may explain the premature and rapidly progressive nature of atherosclerosis in diabetes are multiple, and to a large extent still unclear. However, mechanisms related to hyperglycemia certainly play an important role...
February 6, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425644/ligustilide-attenuates-vascular-inflammation-and-activates-nrf2-ho-1-induction-and-no-synthesis-in-huvecs
#20
Eun Sik Choi, Jung Joo Yoon, Byung Hyuk Han, Da Hye Jeong, Yun Jung Lee, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
BACKGROUND: Ligustilide is a bioactive phthalide derivative isolated from Cnidii Rhizoma (Cnidium officinale, rhizome) and Angelicae Gigantis Radix (Angelica gigas Nakai, root) which are both medicinal herbs used to treat circulatory disorders. Vascular endothelium is a central spot in developing cardiovascular diseases and chronic vascular inflammation might result in atherosclerosis development. PURPOSE: We previously found out that a traditional herbal formula, Samul-Tang (Si-Wu-Tang, containing Cnidii Rhizoma and Angelicae Gigantis Radix), attenuated vascular inflammation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
January 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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