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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103312/increased-cardiovascular-events-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-1-year-prospective-single-centre-study
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Piero Ruscitti, Paola Cipriani, Francesco Masedu, Silvio Romano, Onorina Berardicurti, Vasiliki Liakouli, Francesco Carubbi, Paola Di Benedetto, Saverio Alvaro, Maria Penco, Marco Valenti, Roberto Giacomelli
OBJECTIVES: Several studies showed the close relationship between Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and cerebro-cardiovascular events (CVEs) and subclinical atherosclerosis. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of CVEs and subclinical atherosclerosis during the course of RA and we evaluated the possible role of both traditional cardiovascular (CV) and disease related risk factors to predict the occurrence of new CVEs and the onset of subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: We designed a single centre, bias-adjusted, prospective, observational study to investigate, in a homogeneous subset of RA patients, the occurrence of new onset of CVEs and subclinical atherosclerosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102478/influence-of-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Rose Mary Ferreira Lisboa da Silva
BACKGROUND: Inflammation markers have been associated with cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation. This arrhythmia is the most frequent, with an incidence of 38/1000 person-years. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aims of this study are to discuss the association between inflammation, atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation and its clinical implications. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease and inflammation is a triggering factor of atherosclerotic plaque rupture...
January 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092279/association-between-long-term-blood-pressure-control-and-ten-year-progression-in-carotid-arterial-stiffness-among-hypertensive-individuals-the-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yacob G Tedla, Adam D Gepner, Dhananjay Vaidya, Laura Colangelo, James H Stein, Kiang Liu, Philip Greenland
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness was shown to be higher among hypertensive patients with diabetes than those without diabetes and among older than younger hypertensive patients. We examined whether the association between long-term blood pressure (BP) control and 10-year progression in carotid arterial stiffness varies by diabetes status and age. METHODS: Participants were 906 individuals with hypertension at baseline and three follow-up visits in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (mean age 63...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078262/the-leaf-of-diospyros-kaki-thumb-ameliorates-renal-oxidative-damage-in-mice-with-type-2-diabetes
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Myung-Sook Choi, Mi Ji Jeong, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim, Un Ju Jung
Diabetic kidney disease is the most common and severe chronic complication of diabetes. The leaf of Diospyros kaki Thumb (persimmon) has been commonly used for herbal tea and medicinal purposes to treat a variety of conditions, including hypertension and atherosclerosis. However, the effect of persimmon leaf on kidney failure has not been investigated. This study aimed to examine the role of persimmon leaf in protecting the diabetes-associated kidney damage in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes. Mice were fed either a normal chow diet with or without powered persimmon leaf (5%, w/w) for 5 weeks...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068529/impact-of-high-dose-statins-on-vitamin-d-levels-and-platelet-function-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Monica Verdoia, Patrizia Pergolini, Roberta Rolla, Matteo Nardin, Alon Schaffer, Lucia Barbieri, Veronica Daffara, Paolo Marino, Giorgio Bellomo, Harry Suryapranata, Giuseppe De Luca
BACKGROUND: Statins represent a pivotal treatment in coronary artery disease, offering a reduction in cardiovascular risk even beyond their lipid-lowering action. However, the mechanism of these "pleiotropic" benefits of statins is poorly understood. Vitamin D has been suggested as a potential mediator of the anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic and vascular protecting effects of statins. Aim of present study was to assess the impact of a high-intensity statin therapy on vitamin D levels and platelet function in patients with coronary artery disease...
December 28, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063251/perivascular-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-vascular-disease
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REVIEW
Ryszard Nosalski, Tomasz J Guzik
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. In vascular pathologies perivascular adipose tissue increases in volume and becomes dysfunctional, with altered cellular composition and molecular characteristics. PVAT dysfunction is characterized by its inflammatory character, oxidative stress, diminished production of vaso-protective adipocyte derived relaxing factors (ADRFs) and increased production of paracrine factors such as resistin, leptin, cytokines (IL-6, TNF-α) and chemokines (RANTES, MCP-1)...
January 7, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059659/antiplatelet-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-peri-coiling-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Nancy J Edwards, Wesley H Jones, Aditya Sanzgiri, Juan Corona, Mark Dannenbaum, Peng Roc Chen
OBJECTIVE The most frequent procedural complication of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a thromboembolic event (TEE); in a subset of patients, such events will cause permanent neurological disability. In patients with unruptured aneurysms, increasing evidence supports the use of periprocedural antiplatelet therapy to prevent TEEs. The object of this study was to evaluate whether patients with ruptured aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage would also benefit from periprocedural antiplatelet therapy...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056529/anterior-tragal-crease-is-associated-with-atherosclerosis
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Pawinee Rerknimitr, Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Chanat Kumtornrat, Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, Cameron P Hurst, Aurauma Chutinet, Pravit Asawanonda, Nijasri C Suwanwela
The utility of the ear crease sign, anterior tragal crease (ATC), as a marker of atherosclerosis is yet to be established. The intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT-CCA) has been used as a noninvasive surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. History of traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis was obtained from 147 volunteers; ear examination was also performed and venous blood was drawn for laboratory analysis. The volunteers then underwent an ultrasonography measurement of the IMT-CCA. In univariate analysis, presence of ATC, age, underlying hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cigarette smoking, low-density lipoprotein, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein were significantly associated with the IMT-CCA...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051279/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-blood-biomarkers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-after-stroke-or-myocardial-infarction
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Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Michał A Karlinski, Beata Błazejewska-Hyzorek, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Anna Czlonkowska
AIM: To test if circulating levels of markers of inflammation, endothelial function, and chronic infections, as well as association between these markers and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), depend on the stage of atherosclerosis expressed as a history of a major vascular event. METHODS: The associations were analyzed separately in 75 healthy controls, 79 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke (IS), and 37 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043680/vitamin-d-and-cardiovascular-disease-from-atherosclerosis-to-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Cedric Annweiler, Guillaume Duval, Spyridon Karras, Giacomo Tirabassi, Gianmaria Salvio, Giancarlo Balercia, Samantha Kimball, Kalliopi Kotsa, Luca Mascitelli, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Annamaria Colao
There continues to be interest in understanding the role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact vitamin D deficiency has been associated to an increased risk of developing CVD given to the relationship between low vitamin D levels and obesity, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia, endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. However, although vitamin D has been identified as a potentially important marker of CVD, the mechanisms through which vitamin D deficiency leads from endothelial dysfunction to myocardial infarction and stroke are not fully understood...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040466/vegf-the-underlying-factor-for-metabolic-syndrome-fact-or-fiction
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REVIEW
Mohsen Mazidi, Peyman Rezaie, Andre Pascal Kengne, Maria G Stathopoulou, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Sophie Siest
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is currently diagnosed by the co-presence of at least three of the five following abnormalities: abdominal obesity, dysglycaemia, elevated serum triglycerides, low high-density cholesterol (HDL) and finally elevated blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This review is on the associations between MetS and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF induces migration and proliferation of endothelial cells (ECs), increases vascular permeability and has a role in tumor growth, adipose tissue expansion, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy...
December 9, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038989/increased-plasma-rbp4-concentration-in-older-hypertensives-is-related-to-the-decreased-kidney-function-and-the-number-of-antihypertensive-drugs-results-from-the-polsenior-substudy
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Marcin Majerczyk, Piotr Choręza, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Aniceta Brzozowska, Habibullah Arabzada, Aleksander Owczarek, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Tomasz Grodzicki, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
Increased plasma retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), a novel adipokine, has been associated in previous studies with obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension (HT), atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between HT occurrence and its treatment, and plasma RBP4 concentrations in the older polish population. The study sample consisted of 1728 (890 men and 838 women) PolSenior study participants aged 65 years and older with available plasma samples and NT-proBNP values below 2000 pg/mL...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026829/retinol-binding-protein-4-rbp4-as-the-causative-factor-and-marker-of-vascular-injury-related-to-insulin-resistance
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Marcin Majerczyk, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Jerzy Chudek
One of adipokines involved in the development of insulin resistance is retinol-binding protein 4(RBP4). The physiological role of RBP4 is transport of retinol from the liver to peripheral tissues. One of the first events related to the excessive visceral fat accumulation is the development of inflammation followed by hormonal adipose tissue dysfunction, including excessive RBP4 production. Reduced density of the membrane-type glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) is considered as a direct cause for the stimulation of RBP4 release to the circulation by adipocytes...
December 21, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024655/prevalence-by-computed-tomographic-angiography-of-coronary-plaques-in-south-asian-and-white-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-at-low-and-high-risk-using-four-cardiovascular-risk-scores-ukpds-frs-ascvd-and-jbs3
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Sanjay N Gobardhan, Aukelien C Dimitriu-Leen, Alexander R van Rosendael, Erik W van Zwet, Cornelis J Roos, Pranobe V Oemrawsingh, Aan V Kharagjitsingh, J Wouter Jukema, Victoria Delgado, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Arthur J H A Scholte
The aim of this study was to explore the association between various cardiovascular (CV) risk scores and coronary atherosclerotic burden on coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in South Asians with type 2 diabetes mellitus and matched whites. Asymptomatic type 2 diabetic South Asians and whites were matched for age, gender, body mass index, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Ten-year CV risk was estimated using different risk scores (United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study [UKPDS], Framingham Risk Score [FRS], AtheroSclerotic CardioVascular Disease [ASCVD], and Joint British Societies for the prevention of CVD [JBS3]) and categorized into low- and high-risk groups...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017552/-spanish-adaptation-of-the-2016-european-guidelines-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-clinical-practice
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M Á Royo-Bordonada, P Armario, J M Lobos Bejarano, J Pedro-Botet, F Villar Alvarez, R Elosua, C Brotons Cuixart, O Cortés, B Serrano, M Cammafort Babkowski, A Gil Núñez, A Pérez, A Maiques, A de Santiago Nocito, A Castro, E Alegría, C Baeza, M Herranz, S Sans, P Campos
The VI European Guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention recommend combining population and high-risk strategies with lifestyle changes as a cornerstone of prevention, and propose the SCORE function to quantify cardiovascular risk. The guidelines highlight disease specific interventions, and conditions as women, young people and ethnic minorities. Screening for subclinical atherosclerosis with noninvasive imaging techniques is not recommended. The guidelines distinguish four risk levels (very high, high, moderate and low) with therapeutic objectives for lipid control according to risk...
December 22, 2016: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017356/race-related-differences-in-left%C3%A2-ventricular-structural-and-functional%C3%A2-remodeling-in-response%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-increased-afterload-the-aric-study
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Miguel M Fernandes-Silva, Amil M Shah, Sheila Hegde, Alexandra Goncalves, Brian Claggett, Susan Cheng, Wilson Nadruz, Dalane W Kitzman, Suma H Konety, Kunihiro Matsushita, Thomas Mosley, Carolyn S P Lam, Barry A Borlaug, Scott D Solomon
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate racial differences in arterial elastance (Ea), which reflects the arterial afterload faced by the left ventricle, and its associations with cardiac structure and function. The hypothesis under study was that the left ventricle in blacks displays heightened afterload sensitivity compared with whites. BACKGROUND: Chronic increasing in arterial afterload may be an important trigger for left ventricular (LV) remodeling and dysfunction that lead to heart failure...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002752/coronary-atherosclerosis-burden-by-coronary-computed-tomography-in-type-ii-diabetes-with-preclinical-non-obstructive-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-without-inducible-myocardial-ischemia
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Vittorio Palmieri, Enzo Gravino, Cesare Russo, Armenio Salvati, Carmelo Lombardi, Rosario Sauro, Giuseppe Rosato
AIMS: To quantify cardiovascular risk in persons with type-2 diabetes (DM) and established carotid atherosclerosis, without inducible myocardial ischemia by stress imaging. METHODS: We selected clinically healthy DM and subjects without DM (nonDM, controls) with non-obstructive carotid atherosclerosis and without significant coronary artery disease (CAD) by stress echocardiography. Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFR) was assessed during stress echocardiography...
December 5, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002548/absolute-rates-of-heart-failure-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke-in-chronic-kidney-disease-an-analysis-of-3-community-based-cohort-studies
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Nisha Bansal, Ronit Katz, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Michelle C Odden, Lorien Dalrymple, Michael G Shlipak, Mark J Sarnak, David S Siscovick, Leila Zelnick, Bruce M Psaty, Bryan Kestenbaum, Adolfo Correa, Maryam Afkarian, Bessie Young, Ian H de Boer
Importance: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Understanding the relative contributions of cardiovascular disease event types to the excess burden of cardiovascular disease is important for developing effective strategies to improve outcomes. Objective: To determine absolute rates and risk differences of incident heart failure (HF), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke in participants with vs without CKD...
December 21, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000719/association-between-low-grade-albuminuria-and-frailty-among-community-dwelling-middle-aged-and-older-people-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-i-lan-longitudinal-aging-study
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Chun-Chin Chang, Chien-Yi Hsu, Ting-Yung Chang, Po-Hsun Huang, Li-Kuo Liu, Liang-Kung Chen, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
Frailty is characterized by decreased physiological reserve and increased vulnerability to atherosclerosis and subsequent mortality. Recently, low-grade albuminuria has been proposed as an atherosclerotic risk factor. We aimed to investigate the relationship between low-grade albuminuria and frailty by using cross-sectional data among community-dwelling middle-aged and older people. Totally, 1,441 inhabitants of I-Lan County with normal urinary albumin excretion (urine albumin to urine creatinine ratio [UACR] <30 mg/g) were enrolled (677 men; mean age 63 ± 9 years, range from 50 to 91 years old)...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
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