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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538380/acute-effects-of-cinacalcet-on-arterial-stiffness-and-ventricular-function-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-double-blinded-crossover-study
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Aurélie Poulin, Pierre-Luc Bellemare, Catherine Fortier, Fabrice Mac-Way, Simon Desmeules, Karine Marquis, Valérie Gaudreault, Marcel Lebel, Mohsen Agharazii
BACKGROUND: Serum calcium concentration (Ca) plays an essential role in a vascular muscle tone and myocardial contractility. Previously, we showed that acutely lowering Ca by hemodialysis reduced arterial stiffness. Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic that lowers Ca and parathyroid hormone (PTH). The aim of the present study was to examine whether acute lowering of Ca by cinacalcet improves vascular stiffness and myocardial diastolic dysfunction. METHOD: This is a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled crossover study that included 21 adult patients with end-stage kidney disease undergoing chronic hemodialysis...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526073/pulse-wave-velocity-and-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Stamatina Chorepsima, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioannis Moyssakis, Athanasios Protogerou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Tentolouris
BACKGROUND: Increased carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a common complication of diabetes and has been associated with reduced aortic distensibility. However, the association of cardiac autonomic dysfunction with PWV is not known. In this study we examined the association between cardiac autonomic function and PWV in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
May 19, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509724/associations-between-glycaemic-deterioration-and-aortic-stiffness-and-central-blood-pressure-the-addition-pro-study
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Nanna B Johansen, Signe S Rasmussen, Niels Wiinberg, Dorte Vistisen, Marit E Jørgensen, Erling B Pedersen, Torsten Lauritzen, Annelli Sandbæk, Daniel R Witte
OBJECTIVES: In the context of screening for diabetes, we examined levels of central haemodynamics among individuals with different levels of diabetes risk and analysed the impact of glycated haemoglobin A (HbA1c) and HbA1c changes on central haemodynamics. METHODS: A Danish population-based stepwise screening programme for diabetes including a diabetes risk score (DRS) questionnaire and glucose measurements identified seven groups of individuals at increasing levels of diabetes risk...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483919/ambulatory-pulse-wave-velocity-is-a-stronger-predictor-of-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-mortality-than-office-and-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Charalampos Loutradis, Antonios Karpetas, Georgios Tzanis, Alexia Piperidou, Georgios Koutroumpas, Vasilios Raptis, Christos Syrgkanis, Vasilios Liakopoulos, Georgios Efstratiadis, Gérard London, Carmine Zoccali
Arterial stiffness and augmentation of aortic blood pressure (BP) measured in office are known cardiovascular risk factors in hemodialysis patients. This study examines the prognostic significance of ambulatory brachial BP, central BP, pulse wave velocity (PWV), and heart rate-adjusted augmentation index [AIx(75)] in this population. A total of 170 hemodialysis patients underwent 48-hour ambulatory monitoring with Mobil-O-Graph-NG during a standard interdialytic interval and followed-up for 28.1±11.2 months...
May 8, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471088/the-use-of-a-novel-rox-central-arteriovenous-fistula-formation-device-in-a-patient-with-severe-drug-resistant-hypertension-and-prior-aortic-graft
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Mark Hensey, Elizabeth Smyth, Elaine Gilroy, Joseph Galvin
We report a case of the successful use of a central arteriovenous (cAV) coupler device to treat severe drug-resistant primary hypertension in a 46-year-old female. The device is inserted via a femoral approach to create an ateriovenous fistula between the external iliac artery and vein and has shown promise in the treatment of severe hypertension. The patient's 24-hr ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) pre device insertion on eleven anti-hypertensive medications revealed a mean 24-hr ABP of 165/98 mm Hg. The insertion of the cAV coupler resulted in a sustained anti-hypertensive effect nine months post-procedure, with mean 24-hr ABP of 154/91 mm Hg on only two anti-hypertensives...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468975/physiology-of-angina-and-its-alleviation-with-nitroglycerine-insights-from-invasive-catheter-laboratory-measurements-during-exercise
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Kaleab N Asrress, Rupert Williams, Timothy P Lockie, Muhammed Z Khawaja, Kalpa De Silva, Matthew Lumley, Tiffany Patterson, Satpal S Arri, Sana Ihsan, Howard Ellis, Antoine Guilcher, Brian R Clapp, Philip J Chowienczyk, Sven Plein, Divaka Perera, Michael Marber, Simon R Redwood
Background -The mechanisms governing exercise-induced angina and its alleviation by the most commonly used anti-anginal drug, nitroglycerine (GTN), are incompletely understood. The purpose of this study was to develop a method with which the effects of anti-anginal drugs could be evaluated invasively during physiological exercise to gain further understanding as to the clinical impact of angina and GTN. Methods -40 Patients (mean 65.2±7.6 years) with exertional angina and coronary artery disease underwent cardiac catheterisation via radial access and performed incremental exercise using a supine cycle ergometer...
May 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448179/comparison-of-arterial-stiffness-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-pregnant-women-from-a-semi-rural-region-of-south-africa
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A Namugowa, J Iputo, J Wandabwa, A Meeme, G A B Buga
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is associated with arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction. The pathophysiology of arterial tone in preeclampsia has not been well described in rural African population, where the incidence is higher. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare arterial tone of preeclamptic with pregnant normotensive women assessed with noninvasive techniques, using applanation tonometry with SphygmoCor. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435003/the-hemodynamic-effects-of-aortic-insufficiency-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Gabriel Sayer, Nitasha Sarswat, Gene H Kim, Sirtaz Adatya, Diego Medvedofsky, Daniel Rodgers, Eric Kruse, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Roberto Lang, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The impact of aortic insufficiency (AI) on the morbidity and mortality of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients remains controversial. This study's aim was to assess the hemodynamics of LVAD patients with at least mild AI, at baseline and in response to device speed changes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Asymptomatic LVAD patients were prospectively enrolled and underwent a hemodynamic and echocardiographic ramp study. Hemodynamics at rest and in response to device speed changes were compared between patients with at least mild AI at their baseline speed and patients without AI...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429120/the-influence-of-pump-rotation-speed-on-hemodynamics-and-myocardial-oxygen-metabolism-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-support-with-aortic-valve-regurgitation
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Kei Iizuka, Tomohiro Nishinaka, Yoshiaki Takewa, Kenji Yamazaki, Eisuke Tatsumi
Aortic valve regurgitation (AR) is a serious complication under left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. AR causes LVAD-left ventricular (LV) recirculation, which makes it difficult to continue LVAD support. However, the hemodynamics and myocardial oxygen metabolism of LVAD support with AR have not been clarified, especially, how pump rotation speed influences them. An animal model of LVAD with AR was newly developed, and how pump rotation speed influences hemodynamics and myocardial oxygen metabolism was examined in acute animal experiments...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415103/p673improvement-of-arterial-stiffness-and-myocardial-deformation-in-patients-with-poorly-controlled-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-after-optimization-of-antidiabetic-medication
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I Ikonomidis, G Pavlidis, V Lambadiari, F Kousathana, H Triantafyllidi, M Varoudi, D Vlastos, S Vlachos, G Dimitriadis, J Lekakis
Background: Arterial stiffness is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study is to investigate the arterial stiffness and myocardial deformation in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus type 2 before and after glycemic control by optimal medication. Methods: In 50 patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes(age:52±10years)and 25 controls of similar age and sex and no atherosclerotic risk factors we measured at baseline and 6 months after glycemic control a) carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity(PWVc m/sec-Complior SP ALAM),central systolic blood pressure(cSBP -mmHg),augmentation index(AI%), of the aortic pulse wave(ArteriographTensioMed) b)S',E'(m/sec)andE'/A'of mitral annulus by Tissue Doppler c)LV longitudinal strain(GLS-%),systolic(LongSr-l/sec)and diastolic(LongSrE-l/sec)strain rate, twisting(Tw-deg),peak twisting(Tw)and untwisting(unTw-deg/sec)velocity using speckle tracking echocardiography...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403173/reference-values-of-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-according-to-age-and-blood-pressure-in-a-central-asia-population
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Gulinuer Yiming, Xianhui Zhou, Wenkui Lv, Yi Peng, Wenhui Zhang, Xinchun Cheng, Yaodong Li, Qiang Xing, Jianghua Zhang, Qina Zhou, Ling Zhang, Yanmei Lu, Hongli Wang, Baopeng Tang
BACKGROUND: Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), a direct measure of aortic stiffness, has increasingly become an important assessment for cardiovascular risk. The present study established the reference and normal values of baPWV in a Central Asia population in Xinjiang, China. METHODS: We recruited participants from a central Asia population in Xinjiang, China. We performed multiple regression analysis to investigate the determinants of baPWV. The median and 10th-90th percentiles were calculated to establish the reference and normal values based on these categories...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382958/role-of-nebivolol-in-the-control-and-management-of-central-aortic-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients
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REVIEW
C Borghi, M C Acelajado, Y Gupta, S Jain
Measurement of blood pressure (BP) using a brachial cuff sphygmomanometer is universally accepted for the diagnosis of hypertension and prediction of cardiovascular diseases. However, brachial systolic BP does not represent actual systolic BP in the central arteries which encounter cardiac load directly. Due to wave amplification from central to peripheral arteries, a significant difference exists between the two. Central BP measurements also account for arterial stiffness, vessel branching and vascular mechanics, unlike brachial BP...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379513/five-year-echocardiographic-follow-up-after-tavi-structural-and-functional-changes-of-a-balloon-expandable-prosthetic-aortic-valve
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Manuela Muratori, Laura Fusini, Gloria Tamborini, Paola Gripari, Sarah Ghulam Ali, Massimo Mapelli, Franco Fabbiocchi, Piero Trabattoni, Maurizio Roberto, Marco Agrifoglio, Francesco Alamanni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
Aims: Scarce data are available on the long-term structural and functional changes of prosthetic valves after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The objective was to evaluate with echocardiography the long-term structural and functional changes of prosthetic valves after TAVI. Methods and results: Structural valve deterioration (SVD) was defined as leaflet thickening ≥3mm, presence of calcification and abnormal leaflet motion. Five-year echocardiographic follow-up was available in 96 out of 318 patients who underwent TAVI with a balloon-expandable device between April 2008 and December 2011...
March 30, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371741/carotid-flow-pulsatility-is-higher-in-women-with-greater-decrement-in-gait-speed-during-multi-tasking
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Joaquin U Gonzales, C Roger James, Hyung Suk Yang, Daniel Jensen, Lee Atkins, Kareem Al-Khalil, Michael O'Boyle
AIM: Central arterial hemodynamics is associated with cognitive impairment. Reductions in gait speed during walking while performing concurrent tasks known as dual-tasking (DT) or multi-tasking (MT) is thought to reflect the cognitive cost that exceeds neural capacity to share resources. We hypothesized that central vascular function would associate with decrements in gait speed during DT or MT. METHODS: Gait speed was measured using a motion capture system in 56 women (30-80y) without mild-cognitive impairment...
March 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365237/contributions-of-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-and-backward-wave-pressure-to-variations-in-left-ventricular-mass-are-independent-of-each-other
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Hamza Bello, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Carlos D Libhaber, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
Aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and backward waves, as determined from wave separation analysis, predict cardiovascular events beyond brachial blood pressure. However, the extent to which these aortic hemodynamic variables contribute independent of each other is uncertain. In 749 randomly selected participants of African ancestry, we therefore assessed the extent to which relationships between aortic PWV or backward wave pressures (Pb) (and hence central aortic pulse pressure [PPc]) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) occur independent of each other...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356575/ejection-time-influence-of-hemodynamics-and-site-of-measurement-in-the-arterial-tree
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Yurie Obata, Maki Mizogami, Sarabdeep Singh, Daniel Nyhan, Dan E Berkowitz, Jochen Steppan, Viachaslau Barodka
The left ventricular ejection time is routinely measured from a peripheral arterial waveform. However, the arterial waveform undergoes constant transformation as the pulse wave propagates along the arterial tree. Our goal was to determine if the left ventricular ejection time measured peripherally in the arterial tree accurately reflected the ejection time measured through the aortic valve. Moreover, we examined/accessed the modulating influence of hemodynamics on ejection time measurements. Continuous wave Doppler waveform images through the aortic valve and the simultaneously obtained radial artery pressure waveforms were analyzed to determine central and peripheral ejection times, respectively...
March 30, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350575/influence-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-on-pulse-wave-assessment-with-arterial-tonometry
#17
Andrea Grillo, Giulia Simon, Paolo Salvi, Matteo Rovina, Corrado Baldi, Ilaria Prearo, Stella Bernardi, Bruno Fabris, Andrea Faini, Gianfranco Parati, Moreno Bardelli, Renzo Carretta
OBJECTIVE: Aortic stiffness and central pressure measurements have become increasingly important for the overall estimation of cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study is to verify whether the presence of stenosis in the carotid arteries due to atherosclerotic plaques may induce a bias in the measurement of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and in the analysis of central pulse waveform variables assessed by carotid tonometry. METHODS: Eighty-four patients (age: 67...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345421/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-aortic-dissection-in-china
#18
Lujing Zhao, Yanfen Chai, Zhigang Li
Objective To evaluate the clinical features, risk factors, and prognostic significance of different Stanford types of acute aortic dissection (AAD). Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data and prognostic predictors in 105 patients with AAD (37 with Stanford type A and 68 with Stanford type B) at Tianjin Medical University General Hospital and Tianjin 4th Central Hospital from January 2014 to November 2015. Results Patients with Marfan syndrome and bicuspid aortic valve constituted 24.3% and 8...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332510/recent-advances-in-understanding-hypertension-development-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
A E Schutte, S Botha, C M T Fourie, L F Gafane-Matemane, R Kruger, L Lammertyn, L Malan, C M C Mels, R Schutte, W Smith, J M van Rooyen, L J Ware, H W Huisman
Consistent reports indicate that hypertension is a particularly common finding in black populations. Hypertension occurs at younger ages and is often more severe in terms of blood pressure levels and organ damage than in whites, resulting in a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. This review provides an outline of recent advances in the pathophysiological understanding of blood pressure elevation and the consequences thereof in black populations in Africa. This is set against the backdrop of populations undergoing demanding and rapid demographic transition, where infection with the human immunodeficiency virus predominates, and where under and over-nutrition coexist...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324975/quantification-of-peripheral-and-central-blood-pressure-variability-using-a-time-frequency-method
#20
Z Kouchaki, M Butlin, A Qasem, A P Avolio
Systolic blood pressure variability (BPV) is associated with cardiovascular events. As the beat-to-beat variation of blood pressure is due to interaction of several cardiovascular control systems operating with different response times, assessment of BPV by spectral analysis using the continuous measurement of arterial pressure in the finger is used to differentiate the contribution of these systems in regulating blood pressure. However, as baroreceptors are centrally located, this study considered applying a continuous aortic pressure signal estimated noninvasively from finger pressure for assessment of systolic BPV by a time-frequency method using Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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