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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...
December 18, 2016: 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825299/lipoprotein-a-and-lipid-profiles-of-patients-awaiting-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-a-cross-sectional-study
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E M S Bandara, S Ekanayake, C A Wanigatunge, A Kapuruge
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) excess is an independent risk factor of coronary artery disease (CAD) and have shown wide ethnic variations. Further, lipid parameters used in the assessment and management of risk factors for CAD may not reflect accurately the disease or severity if the patients are on pharmacological interventions when compared to Lp(a). Lp(a) levels of Sri Lankan CAD patients awaiting coronary artery bypass graft are not documented. METHODS: A cross sectional study was carried out with patients (n = 102) awaiting coronary artery bypass graft at a tertiary healthcare institution in Sri Lanka...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815939/endothelial-lipase-plasma-levels-are-increased-in-both-sexes-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-only-in-women-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-but-not-associated-with-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Matias Trbušić, Ines Potočnjak, Beate Tiran, Tomislava Bodrožić-Džakić, Milan Milošević, Vesna Degoricija, Saša Frank
AIM: To investigate whether endothelial lipase (EL) plasma levels are increased in stable coronary artery disease (sCAD) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, as well as to test the association of EL plasma levels and the severity of CAD and sex. METHODS: The study was performed as a single-center, cross-sectional, observational research on 72 sCAD and 187 ACS patients in the Sisters of Charity University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia, between December 1, 2011 and December 1, 2012...
October 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790354/assosiation-of-epicardial-and-pericardial-fat-thickness-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Fereshteh Ghaderi, Ali Eshraghi, Alireza Sepehri Shamloo, Sareh Mousavi
INTRODUCTION: Visceral adipose tissue is a known important risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). While some studies have suggested relationship between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and CAD, there are no adequate studies for pericardial fat thickness (PFT). The aim of this study was to determine the association of EFT and PFT with CAD. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who were candidates for elective coronary artery angiography, referred to Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran during Jan 2014-2016...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781059/relationship-of-lipid-and-lipoprotein-ratios-with-coronary-severity-in-patients-with-new-on-set-coronary-artery-disease-complicated-with-type-2-diabetics
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Ying Du, Juan Chen, Man-Hua Chen, Sheng-Hua Yang, Sha Li, Yuan-Lin Guo, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Rui-Xia Xu, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) progression. Although previous studies have demonstrated the association of lipid and lipoprotein ratios with CAD, no data are currently available concerning the relationship between lipid and lipoprotein ratios and the severity of new on-set CAD in diabetics. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of lipid and lipoprotein ratios in predicting the severity of CAD in patients with type 2 DM (T2DM)...
August 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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/27721851/association-of-rs10757274-and-rs2383206-polymorphisms-on-9p21-locus-with-coronary-artery-disease-in-turkish-population
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Çağrı Yayla, Kaan Okyay, Akın Yılmaz, Asife Şahinarslan, Atiye Seda Yar Sağlam, Azmi Eyiol, Hasan Ata Bolayır, Burak Sezenöz, Sevda Menevşe, Atiye Çengel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Genetic predisposition is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of rs10757274 and rs2383206 polymorphisms in chromosome 9p21 on presence and severity of CAD in a Turkish population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 646 patients who underwent coronary angiography were included in this study. Coronary vessel score and Gensini score were calculated to assess the angiographic severity of CAD...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
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