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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210011/relationship-of-plasma-adiponectin-and-waist-hip-ratio-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Premtim Rashiti, Shpend Elezi, Ibrahim Behluli, Sefedin Mucaj
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate correlation between adiponectin and waist-hip-ratio with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). There is uncertainty about the association between circulating concentrations of adiponectin and CAD. METHODS: We enrolled eighty-two consecutive patients undergoing non-urgent coronary angiography for CAD survey. According to the angiography results, the patients were divided into two groups in 1:1 ratio patients admitted with a diagnosis of CAD and non-CAD...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167479/evaluation-on-curative-effect-and-safety-of-interventional-treatment-for-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#2
Yinchuan Zhu, Jianmin Tang, Feifei Pei
To evaluate the effectiveness and recent safety of emergency and selective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients (>80 years old) with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). 120 elderly patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) were divided into AMI group (with 55 cases) and non-myocardial infarction group (control group with 65 cases). Among the AMI group, there were 18 cases underwent emergency PCI within 12 hours after the onset, (AMI emergency PCI group), the rest 37 cases were AMI selective PCI group...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143410/correlations-of-serum-cystatin-c-and-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-vascular-lesions-and-severity-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Jinjin Zhang, Xianhao Wu, Peizhen Gao, Pingping Yan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of cystatin C (CysC) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) regarding vascular lesions and their severity in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: According to the results of coronary angiography, 195 ACS patients were divided into a single-vascular-lesion group (91 cases), a dual-vascular-lesion group (67 cases), and a multiple-vascular-lesion group (37 cases) to assess the severity of coronary artery disease according to Gensini scores and to analyze the correlations of CysC and eGFR level with vascular lesions and severity in ACS patients...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123148/plasma-omentin-1-level-as-a-predictor-of-good-coronary-collateral-circulation
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Ji-Peng Zhou, Xiao-Yu Tong, Ling-Ping Zhu, Jing-Min Luo, Ying Luo, Yong-Ping Bai, Chuan-Chang Li, Guo-Gang Zhang
AIM: Coronary collateral circulation (CCC) is crucial during an acute ischemic attack. Evidences showed that omentin-1 exhibited remarkable antiatherogenic effects and ischemia-induced revascularization. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma omentin-1 levels and CCC in patients with ≥90% angiography-proven coronary occlusion. METHODS: 142 patients with ≥90% luminal diameter stenosis in at least one major epicardial coronary artery were recruited...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100872/serum-monokine-induced-by-gamma-interferon-is-associated-with-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Youfeng Liang, Chun Yang, Qi Zhou, Wenbo Pan, Wansheng Zhong, Ruyue Ding, Ailing Wang
The immune system may play important roles in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. T-cell mediated immune responses in human progression of atherosclerotic disease and hypertension have recently been revealed, but the significance of T-cell specific chemokines in coronary artery heart disease has not been confirmed. In our study, we sought to examine the association between serum levels of the monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG)/CXCL9 and the severity of coronary artery disease. We studied 117 patients with coronary heart disease and 80 patients with no coronary heart disease...
February 7, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097894/high-serum-ykl-40-level-positively-correlates-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Yan Jin, Jia-Ning Cao, Chun-Xia Wang, Qiu-Ting Feng, Xin-He Ye, Xin Xu, Cheng-Jian Yang
AIM: We investigated the predictive value of chitinase-like protein YKL-40 in coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS: Serum YKL-40 levels in 116 CAD patients and 82 healthy controls were analyzed. Severity of CAD was evaluated using Gensini scores. Spearman's correlation was used to evaluate the correlation between Gensini scores and YKL-40 levels. The predictive value of YKL-40 was determined by receivers operating characteristic curve analysis. RESULTS: Serum YKL-40 levels were significantly elevated in CAD group as compared with control group...
February 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086966/predictive-value-of-non-fasting-remnant-cholesterol-for-short-term-outcome-of-diabetics-with-new-onset-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Feng Hong, Xiao-Ni Yan, Zhen-Hua Lu, Ying Fan, Fei Ye, Qiong Wu, Song-Hui Luo, Bo Yang, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: The relationship between non-fasting remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular outcome in the era of potent statin therapy remained to be elucidated. METHODS: A cohort study of three hundred and twenty eight diabetics diagnosed with new-onset stable coronary artery disease (CAD) by coronary angiography were enrolled. All cases were followed up for an average duration of twelve months. The association between baseline remnant cholesterol levels and major cardiovascular outcomes were evaluated using the receivers operating characteristic (ROC) curves and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073362/elevated-levels-of-pre%C3%AE-1-high-density-lipoprotein-are-associated-with-cholesterol-ester-transfer-protein-the-presence-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Xiao-Min Bu, Dong-Mei Niu, Jia Wu, Yun-Long Yuan, Jia-Xi Song, Jun-Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: Preβ1-high-density lipoprotein (preβ1-HDL), plays an important role in reverse cholesterol transport and exhibits potent risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the association of plasma preβ1-HDL and cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) levels in CAD patients and the relationship of preβ1-HDL with extent of CAD are debatable. METHODS: Preβ1-HDL and CETP levels were measured by enzymed-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISAs) in 88 acute coronary syndromes (ACS), 79 stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) patients and 85 control subjects...
January 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038719/testosterone-as-a-marker-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-middle-aged-males
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Kunal Gururani, John Jose, Paul V George
Historically, higher levels of serum testosterone were presumed deleterious to the cardiovascular system. In the last two decades, studies have suggested that low testosterone levels are associated with increased prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including dyslipidemia and diabetes. This is a cross sectional study. The aim of our study was to determine the relationship between serum testosterone levels and angiographic severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Serum testosterone levels were also correlated with flow mediated dilation of brachial artery (BAFMD) - an indicator of endothelial function...
December 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005967/prediction-of-coronary-artery-disease-extent-and-severity-using-pulse-wave-velocity
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Joseph Chiha, Paul Mitchell, Bamini Gopinath, George Burlutsky, Adam Plant, Pramesh Kovoor, Aravinda Thiagalingam
BACKGROUND: Pulse-wave velocity (PWV) measures aortic stiffness. It is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality, yet there is paucity in the literature on its association with the severity and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: To examine the utility of PWV in predicting CAD burden in men and women the PWV was determined in 344 patients (Men = 266, Women = 78) presenting for invasive coronary angiography for the assessment of suspected CAD...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002812/toll-like-receptor-4-rs11536889-is-associated-with-angiographic-extent-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-chinese-population
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Dandan Sun, Yupeng Wu, Honghu Wang, Hong Yan, Wen Liu, Jun Yang
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a key modulator in many inflammation-related diseases. Polymorphisms in the TLR4 gene may alter TLR4 expression and affect the extent and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). We analyzed 3 polymorphisms of TLR4 in 607 Chinese subjects who underwent coronary arteriography. Blood samples were collected to identify the polymorphisms. We evaluated the relationships between the polymorphisms and the number of vessels involved in coronary stenosis, Gensini scores, and Duke prognostic scores...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997916/circulating-mir-181a-as-a-potential-novel-biomarker-for-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Jianbing Zhu, Kang Yao, Qian Wang, Junjie Guo, Hongtao Shi, Leilei Ma, Haibo Liu, Wei Gao, Yunzeng Zou, Junbo Ge
BACKGROUND: In this study, we tested the hypothesis that miR-181a levels increase during acute myocardial infarction. We investigated circulating miR-181a as a potential novel biomarker for early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: From June 2014 to June 2016, 120 consecutive eligible patients with AMI (n = 60) or unstable angina (UA; n = 60) and 60 control subjects were enrolled. Plasma miR-181a levels were determined by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941334/synergistic-effect-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-with-classical-risk-factors-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-multi-ethnic-study-in-china
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Peng-Cheng Ge, Zhao-Hong Chen, Ren-You Pan, Xiao-Qing Ding, Jie-Yin Liu, Qiao-Wei Jia, Zhe Liu, Shi-Zhao He, Feng-Hui An, Li-Hua Li, Zhao-Yang Li, Yan Gu, Tie-Bing Zhu, Chun-Jian Li, Lian-Sheng Wang, Wen-Zhu Ma, Zhi-Jian Yang, En-Zhi Jia
AIMS: We evaluated the synergistic effect of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) in association with classical risk factors in predicting coronary heart disease (CHD) and demonstrated the diagnostic value of Lp-PLA2 for predicting coronary stenotic lesions in subjects with CHD. METHODS: Blood samples were acquired from 911 consecutive adult subjects (662 males and 249 females) from 11 ethnic groups. Lp-PLA2 plasma levels were detected using a commercially available turbidimetric immunoassay (TIA)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928255/analyzing-gensini-score-as-a-semi-continuous-outcome
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Homa Kashani, Hojjat Zeraati, Kazem Mohammad, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Mahmood Mahmoudi, Saeed Sadeghian, Mohammadali Boroumand
Background: Investigators frequently encounter continuous outcomes with plenty of values clumped at zero called semi-continuous outcomes. The Gensini score, one of the most widely used scoring systems for expressing coronary angiographic results, is of this type. The aim of this study was to apply two statistical approaches based on the categorization and original scale of the Gensini score to simultaneously assess the association between covariates and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915215/cha2ds2-vasc-hsf-score-new-predictor-of-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-2976-patients
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Ranjan Modi, S V Patted, P C Halkati, Sanjay Porwal, Sameer Ambar, Prasad Mr, Vijay Metgudmath, Ameet Sattur
BACKGROUND: CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores have been used for assessing prognostic risk of thromboembolism in non valvular atrial fibrillation patients. They include similar risk factors for the development of CAD To increase the likelihood of determining CAD severity, the CHA2DS2-VASc-HS and CHA2DS2-VASc-HSF score comprising of hyperlipidemia, smoking and family history respectively in addition to the components of the CHA2DS2-VASc score and male instead of female gender. The aim was to investigate whether these risk scores can be used to predict CAD severity...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899855/evaluation-of-echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-as-a-sign-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-positive-exercise-test-patients
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Hüseyin Katlandur, Şeref Ulucan, Hüseyin Özdil, Ahmet Keser, Zeynettin Kaya, Kerem Özbek, M Sıddık Ülgen
BACKGROUND: The association between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and positive exercise test results for the diagnosis of coronary artery diseases (CAD) has yet to be evaluated. This study assessed the predictive value of EFT for CAD on the angiographs of patients with positive exercise tests. METHODS: A total of 91 subjects were chosen consecutively from stable angina pectoris patients who were referred for coronary angiography due to a positive exercise test result...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882261/prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-seropositivity-and-its-impact-on-coronary-artery-disease-among-egyptian-patients-referred-for-coronary-angiography
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Ragab Abd El Salam, Baher Nabil, Marawan Saber, Hany A AbdelWahab, Tamer Saber
Background. We tested the prevalence and impact of HCV seropositivity among Egyptian patients referred for coronary angiography. Subjects and Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Zagazig University hospitals including 509 patients scheduled for elective coronary angiography between June 2013 and June 2014. By taking full history on admission, laboratory workup including HCV Ab, echocardiography study, and coronary angiography, we calculated the mean number of coronary artery lesions and the mean number of affected coronary artery vessels for all patients...
2016: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835972/the-association-of-functional-polymorphisms-in-genes-encoding-growth-factors-for-endothelial-cells-and-smooth-muscle-cells-with-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Tadeusz Osadnik, Joanna Katarzyna Strzelczyk, Andrzej Lekston, Rafał Reguła, Kamil Bujak, Martyna Fronczek, Marcin Gawlita, Małgorzata Gonera, Jarosław Wasilewski, Bożena Szyguła-Jurkiewicz, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: Despite the important roles of vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells in atherosclerotic lesion formation, data regarding the associations of functional polymorphisms in the genes encoding growth factors with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) are lacking. The aim of the present study is to analyze the relationships between functional polymorphisms in genes encoding basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF, FGF2), epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), platelet derived growth factor-B (PDGFB), transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with stable CAD undergoing their first coronary angiography...
November 11, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831644/study-on-the-levels-of-uric-acid-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-acs-patients-and-their-relationships-with-the-extent-of-the-coronary-artery-lesion
#19
Q-Q Ma, X-J Yang, N-Q Yang, L Liu, X-D Li, K Zhu, Q Fu, P Wei
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated uric acid (UA) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in different clinical types of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and in relationship with the severity of coronary artery lesions. Furthermore, we explored its clinical significance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2015, we studied patients in their first onset of symptoms and hospitalization for coronary angiography. According to coronary angiography results, we divided patients into two groups: 93 patients with ACS and 30 patients with normal coronary arteries as the control group...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826341/the-association-between-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-asymptomatic-low-ejection-fraction-patients
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Fatih Mehmet Uçar, Burak Açar, Murat Gul, Özcan Özeke, Sinan Aydogdu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Coronary angiography (CAG) is generally needed in the setting of systolic heart failure (HF) with an unidentified etiology as a part of diagnostic strategy. On the other hand, the clinical value of this invasive strategy is largely unknown. Platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has recently emerged as a novel inflammatory index that may serve as an important predictor of inflammatory state and overall mortality. The present study aimed to search the predictive value of PLR in determining the extent of coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic low ejection fraction (EF) patients...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
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