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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919601/relationship-between-echocardiographic-epicardial-adipose-tissue-eat-thickness-and-angiographically-detected-coronary-artery-disease
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G R Bhuiyan, G C Roy, M A Siddique, M Rahman, K Ahmed, F Nahar
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a particular form of visceral adipose tissue deposited around the heart and there is growing evidence about the physiological and metabolic importance of EAT, especially in the association of cardiovascular risk profiles and the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. This observational, cross sectional study was done to determine the relationship between echocardiographic epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness and coronary artery disease (CAD). Total 123 patients with established or suspected coronary artery disease admitted for coronary angiogram in the department of Cardiology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from November 2010 to the end of April 2011 were included in this study...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870153/myocardial-infarction-during-anaphylaxis-in-a-young-healthy-male-with-normal-coronary-arteries-is-epinephrine-the-culprit
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W D Jayamali, H M M T B Herath, Aruna Kulathunga
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially fatal medical emergency. Myocardial injury or infarction in the setting of an anaphylaxis can be due the anaphylaxis itself, when it is known as Kounis syndrome or it can also be due to the effect of epinephrine treatment. Epinephrine is considered as the cornerstone in management of anaphylaxis. Myocardial infarction secondary to therapeutic doses of adrenaline is a rare occurrence and only a few cases have been reported in literature...
September 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844446/recurrent-unexpected-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-woman-insights-on-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-and-multimodality-imaging
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Vincent Roule, Katrien Blanchart, Adrien Lemaitre, Mathieu Bignon, Rémi Sabatier, Farzin Beygui
A 45-year-old female was admitted for a transient anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiogram showed a diffuse severe stenosis of the distal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery, which was managed medically. Three years later, a recurrent transient anterior STEMI led to a second coronary angiography showing a tubular stenosis of the mid-LAD with normal distal coronary bed. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) with an extensive compressive mural hematoma without any intimal tear...
July 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841817/plasma-osteopontin-concentration-is-elevated-in-patients-with-coronary-bare-metal-stent-restenosis
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Kerem Can Yilmaz, Ugur Abbas Bal, Emir Karacaglar, Kaan Okyay, Alp Aydinalp, Aylin Yildirir, Haldun Muderrisoglu
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin is a component of atherosclerotic lesions, secreted by monocytes, macrophages and endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells, which together are responsible for neointimal proliferation. We examined whether elevated plasma osteopontin concentration was associated with in-stent restenosis in patients with coronary artery disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 91 patients who underwent coronary artery stenting, and 60 control patients with normal findings on coronary angiography, between June 2012 and September 2013...
August 25, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836949/2-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-severe-coronary-artery-disease-in-women-with-normal-left-ventricular-function-a-case-control-study
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Ryan T Hubbard, Maria C Arciniegas Calle, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Joyce A Kukuzke, Patricia A Pellikka, Rajiv Gulati, Hector R Villarraga
BACKGROUND: Women who have coronary artery disease (CAD) often present with atypical symptoms that may lead to misdiagnosis. We assessed strain, systolic strain rate and left ventricular dyssynchrony with 2- dimensional- speckle tracking echocardiography to evaluate its use as a non-invasive method for detecting CAD in women with normal ejection fraction compared with healthy women controls with a normal angiogram. METHODS: We included 35 women with CAD confirmed by coronary angiography and a positive exercise stress echocardiography and 35 women in a control group with a low pretest probability of CAD, normal angiogram and a normal stress echocardiography with normal EF...
August 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822520/coronary-artery-dimensions-in-normal-indians
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Barendra Kumar Raut, Vijaysinh Namdeo Patil, George Cherian
BACKGROUND: Diameter of coronary artery is an important predictor of outcome after percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. There is very limited data available about coronary artery dimensions in an Indian population. AIMS: To study the normal dimensions of the coronary artery segments in Indians without coronary artery disease by using quantitative coronary angiography and also to compare the dimensions in Indians with Western...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756957/comparison-of-the-diameters-of-the-major-epicardial-coronary-arteries-by-angiogram-in-asian-indians-versus-european-americans-40-years-of-age-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-artery-intervention
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Amgad N Makaryus, Rajiv Jauhar, Leanne M Tortez, Renee Pekmezaris
Coronary artery disease (CAD) rates are higher in Asian-Indians than in Caucasians. CAD occurs at an earlier age in this group, with about a quarter of all myocardial infarctions occurring under the age of 40. Previous reports have suggested smaller coronary artery size in Asian-Indians as a major cause for increased CAD in this population. This study sought to evaluate the size of normal "atheroma-free" segments of the epicardial coronary arteries in Asian-Indians and Caucasians aged ≤40 years undergoing coronary artery intervention in other diseased segments...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733074/non-invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Caroline Jaarsma, Hans Vink, Judith van Haare, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Bart D van Rooijen, Walter H Backes, Joachim E Wildberger, Harry J Crijns, Jurgen van Teeffelen, Simon Schalla
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the microvascular function in patients with microvascular angina (MVA) by assessing 1) the endothelial glycocalyx barrier properties using sublingual microscopy, and 2) the myocardial perfusion reserve using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS: Sublingual microscopy was performed in 13 MVA patients (angina pectoris, ST-depression on treadmill testing, normal coronary angiogram) and compared with 2 control groups of 13 volunteers and 14 patients with known obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721151/moderate-dose-atorvastatin-improves-arterial-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-angina-pectoris-and-normal-coronary-angiogram-a-pilot-study
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Amela Kabaklić, Zlatko Fras
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial dysfunction could contribute to the pathophysiology of angina pectoris (AP) in patients with normal coronary angiograms. Besides lipid-lowering effects, statins exert pleiotropic effects including improving endothelial function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our double-blind study included 58 patients with AP, noninvasively confirmed myocardial ischemia and a normal coronary angiogram. The effect of once-daily 20 mg atorvastatin (A) was compared with placebo (P) for 6 months...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717414/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-acute-cardiac-injury-and-unobstructed-coronary-arteries
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Giovanni Salvatore Camastra, Stefano Sbarbati, Massimiliano Danti, Luca Cacciotti, Raffaella Semeraro, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Gerardo Ansalone
AIM: To define the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) by analyzing a particular group of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and normal coronary angiogram. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, we examined 220 patients with clinical suspicion of ACS, Troponin elevation [the threshold used to define a positive Troponin T test (TnT) was 0.1 ng/mL] and no significant coronary disease at angiography (the patients were considered to have significant angiographic disease only a 50% stenosis was detected in any of their coronary arteries)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712557/age-modulates-the-relationship-between-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Issada Trakarnwijitr, Bobby Li, Heath Adams, Jamie Layland, John Garlick, Andrew Wilson
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytosis and inflammation are vital elements in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a novel biomarker that combines these parameters and has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aimed to determine whether PLR correlates with coronary artery disease (CAD) in high-risk patients, and if the relationship is affected by age. METHODS: Consecutive patients referred for coronary angiogram were evaluated (n=822)...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694612/cerebral-and-coronary-vasculature-in-disease-associations-and-dissociations-in-the-south-indian-population
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Krishnan Srinivasan, Srinivasan Ravikumar, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Selva Ganapathy, G S Ravi
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrovascular accidents constitute the most common cause of disability all over the world. In India prevalence rate is 545 per 100000 and mortality rate is around 7.5 per thousand. Therefore the authors undertook a study on patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). They were investigated for clinical and/or radiological evidence of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) with the aim to decide on early neurological intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 210 patients who had undergone CABG were evaluated with neck vessel Doppler using high resolution duplex scanner system and computed tomography (CT) scan as well as MR angiogram (MRA) in addition to assessment of co morbid risk factors...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682149/glycosylated-haemoglobin-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-non-diabetic-patients-is-it-a-prognostic-factor
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Reza Ajudani, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Hamidreza Karimi-Sari, Mahdi Safiabadi, Fardin Dolatimehr, Mohammadreza Okhovatian, Mahdi Ramezani-Binabaj, Bahram Pishgoo
BACKGROUND: Some studies aimed to evaluate the relationship between HbA1c and coronary artery disease (CAD). However, it is well known that long-term glycometabolic disorders put the heart at risk for CAD. Considering the inconsistencies between previous studies, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between HbA1c and coronary artery atherosclerosis. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 411 non-diabetic patients who underwent their first coronary angiography between November 2013 and December 2014 in Baqiyatallah Hospital...
July 6, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667812/utility-of-3d-oct-imaging-with-angiographic-co-registration-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-normal-or-near-normal-coronary-arteries
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Santiago Jesús Camacho Freire, Javier León Jiménez, Antonio Enrique Gómez Menchero, Jessica Roa Garrido, Rosa Cardenal Piris, José Francisco Díaz Fernández
The OPTIS integrated system (St. Jude Medical) is a new technology allowing the online co-registration of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images with the angiogram in the catheterization laboratory. Additionally, 3D navigation can be performed. This integration of OCT information on an angiographic roadmap could find broad application in the characterization of substrates causing acute coronary syndromes with normal or near-normal coronary arteries. The utility of OCT with co-registration for the guidance of percutaneous coronary intervention could be considerable in the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes...
July 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666576/assessment-of-coronary-artery-aneurysms-caused-by-kawasaki-disease-using-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-analysis-of-computerized-tomography-angiograms
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Noelia Grande Gutierrez, Olga Shirinsky, Nina Gagarina, Galina Lyskina, Ryuji Fukazawa, Shunichi Ogawa, Jane C Burns, Alison L Marsden, Andrew M Kahn
Patients with coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) resulting from Kawasaki disease (KD) are at risk for thrombosis and myocardial infarction. Current guidelines recommend CAA diameter ≥8 mm as the criterion for initiating systemic anticoagulation. Transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) analysis has been proposed as a noninvasive method for evaluating functional significance of coronary stenoses using computerized tomography angiography (CTA), but has not previously been used in CAA. We hypothesized that abnormal hemodynamics in CAA caused by KD could be quantified using TAG analysis...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656125/delayed-endovascular-stenting-for-severe-vertebral-artery-stenosis-with-precarious-thrombosis
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Ali S Haider, Caleb Gottlich, Tijani Osumah, Maryam Alam, Umair Khan, Steven Vayalumkal, Dean Leonard, Richa Thakur, Kennith F Layton
A significant but less recognized cause of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) is atherosclerosis of the vertebrobasilar system, which accounts for 20% of ischemic strokes. Pathology of the vertebrobasilar system can present significant challenges in determining the course of treatment. Due to the complexity of the vertebrobasilar system, there is slight disagreement about how to approach patients with atherosclerotic pathology of the posterior circulation. Two such approaches are either stenting of the vertebral or basilar artery or aggressive medical management...
May 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652952/fibromuscular-dysplasia-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-disease-presenting-as-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Ali Farooq, Waseem Amjad, Ata Ur Rahim Bajwa, Hassaan Yasin, Rizwan Ali, Muhammad Pervaiz
A 40-year-old female presented to a rural hospital with crushing substernal chest pain. An initial electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in lead II and aVF with elevated troponin I. She was immediately transferred to a tertiary care hospital. An emergent coronary angiogram did not show any significant coronary artery disease. On the second day, the patient experienced recurrence of severe chest pain with ST elevations in leads I, aVL, V5-V6, ST depressions in V1-V3, T-wave inversion over V2-V5. The troponin I level increased to > 40 ng/ml (normal 0...
May 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652671/aortic-velocity-propagation-a-novel-echocardiographic-method-in-predicting-atherosclerotic-coronary-artery-disease-burden
#18
Pakala Vasudeva Chetty, Durgaprasad Rajasekhar, Velam Vanajakshamma, Kummaraganti P Ranganayakulu, Dommara Kranthi Chaithanya
BACKGROUND: The major burden of cardiovascular disease mortality around the globe is due to atherosclerosis and its complications. Hence its early detection and management with easily accessible and noninvasive methods are valuable. Aortic velocity propagation (AVP) through color M-mode of the proximal descending aorta determines aortic stiffness, reflecting atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to find the utility of AVP in predicting coronary artery disease (CAD) burden assessed through SYNTAX (SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery) score and compared with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), which is an established surrogate marker of atherosclerosis...
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606950/pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Francesco Pelliccia, Juan Carlos Kaski, Filippo Crea, Paolo G Camici
Originally described by Japanese authors in the 1990s, Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) generally presents as an acute myocardial infarction characterized by severe left ventricular dysfunction. TTS, however, differs from an acute coronary syndrome because patients have generally a normal coronary angiogram and left ventricular dysfunction, which extends beyond the territory subtended by a single coronary artery and recovers within days or weeks. The prognosis was initially thought to be benign, but subsequent studies have demonstrated that both short-term mortality and long-term mortality are higher than previously recognized...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597772/right-ventricular-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-as-a-cause-of-death-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
Yang Zhan, Barry Burstein, Ali O Abualsaud, Mohamed Nosair, Andrew M Hirsch, Lyda Lesenko, David Langleben
A 32-year-old woman with advanced idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), treated with oral tadalafil and intravenous epoprostenol, presented with typical angina pectoris of one day's duration. Her electrocardiogram, previously typical of pulmonary hypertension, revealed an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the anterior precordial leads. She had a prior coronary angiogram, in preparation for lung transplantation, that revealed normal coronary arteries. Urgent coronary angiography showed acute occlusion of several acute marginal coronary branches that feed the right ventricle (RV)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
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