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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645074/relationship-between-inter-arm-blood-pressure-difference-and-severity-of-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Se-Jun Park, Jung-Woo Son, Sang-Min Park, Hyun-Hee Choi, Kyung-Soon Hong
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A greater inter-arm blood pressure difference (IABPD) is associated with atherosclerosis, but its association with coronary artery disease is unknown. We investigated the relationship between IABPD and coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed blood pressure (BP) data that was measured simultaneously in both arms of patients who underwent initial coronary angiography. Coronary atherosclerosis was assessed using the Gensini score, based on quantitative coronary angiography findings...
June 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640873/healthy-aging-of-the-left-ventricle-in-relationship-to-cardiovascular-risk-factors-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Chia-Ying Liu, Shenghan Lai, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Harjit Chahal, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Joao A C Lima, David A Bluemke
BACKGROUND: Understanding the relationship of cardiovascular structure and function to age is confounded by the high prevalence of traditional risk factors in the United States. The purpose of the study is to compare left ventricular (LV) and aortic structural, and functional parameters in individuals with and without traditional risk factors in a population-based cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: 3015 study participants (48% men, age 55-94, mean 69.01±9.17 years) in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging from 2010-2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638930/-different-adipose-tissue-depots-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-human
#3
Ran Wang, Xiao-Nan Li
Obesity is characterized by abnormal and excessive adipose tissue accumulated in the body. Compared with peripheral obesity (the accumulation of subcutaneous adipose tissue), abdominal obesity (the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue) is associated with increased risk of the metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and dyslipidemia. Adipose tissue is a highly heterogeneous endocrine organ. Adipose tissue depots differ significantly in anatomy, cell biology, glucose and lipid metabolism as well as in endocrine regulation...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614775/changes-in-viability-of-rat-adipose-derived-stem-cells-isolated-from-abdominal-perinuclear-adipose-tissue-stimulated-with-pulsed-electromagnetic-field
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A Baranowska, B Skowron, B Nowak, K Ciesielczyk, P Guzdek, K Gil, J Kaszuba-Zwoinska
Previous experiments demonstrated that low-frequency electromagnetic field (LF-EMF) may activate cellular death pathways in proliferating cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that LF-EMF may also influence viability of highly proliferating undifferentiated adipose-derived stem cells. Obesity is classified as a civilization disease; its etiopathogenesis is presumed to include both genetic predisposition and influence of modified environmental factors, such as unbalanced diet with excess calories and/or too low physical activity...
April 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608454/accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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I González-Suárez, J J Ríos-Blanco, J Arpa
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although AAV affects small vessels, an accelerated atherosclerosis not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) has been demonstrated. We aimed to investigate the association of atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cerebral small vessel disease in AAV-patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three AAV-patients in complete remission were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606749/cardiovascular-disease-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comprehensive-update
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REVIEW
Mayra Giannelou, Clio P Mavragani
Heightened rates of both cardiovascular (CV) events and subclinical atherosclerosis, documented by imaging and vascular function techniques are well established in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). While traditional CV factors such as smoking, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, central obesity and hyperhomocysteinemia have been reported to be prevalent in lupus patients, they do not fully explain the high rates of ischemic events so far reported, implying that other factors inherent to disease itself could account for the enhanced risk, including disease duration, activity and chronicity, psychosocial factors, medications, genetic variants and altered immunological mechanisms...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599248/the-multifaceted-role-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Prasanna K Santhekadur, Divya P Kumar, Mulugeta Seneshaw, Faridoddin Mirshahi, Arun J Sanyal
Due to globalization and sophisticated western and sedentary lifestyle, metabolic syndrome has emerged as a serious public health challenge. Obesity is significantly increasing worldwide because of increased high calorie food intake and decreased physical activity leading to hypertension, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, and insulin resistance. Thus, metabolic syndrome constitutes cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and recently some cancers are also considered to be associated with this syndrome...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595561/sexual-dysfunction-cardiovascular-risk-and-effects-of-pharmacotherapy
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Konstantinos P Imprialos, Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Michael Doumas, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Asterios Karagiannis, Vasilios G Athyros
Sexual dysfunction affects millions of people with an increasing prevalence, worldwide. The pathophysiology of the disease shares several similarities with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, structural vascular damage and subclinical inflammation. Erectile dysfunction (ED) and female sexual dysfunction are common among patients with CVD and risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Given the common pathogenesis of the diseases, ED is an independent prognostic factor of future ED events...
June 9, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592280/white-blood-cell-count-predicts-the-odds-of-kidney-function-decline-in-a-chinese-community-based-population
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Fangfang Fan, Jia Jia, Jianping Li, Yong Huo, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory processes are very important in the development of kidney disease. Nevertheless, the association between white blood cell (WBC) count and the risk of renal dysfunction has not been well-established, especially in subjects without chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our study investigated the association between WBC count and kidney function decline in a Chinese community-based population with baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)...
June 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589439/serum-endocan-levels-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome%C3%A2-x
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S C Efe, K Demirci, S Ozturk, A S Gurbuz, N Poci, A Kilicgedik, A Guler, M F Yilmaz, I A İzgi, C Kirma
BACKGROUND: Endocan is a recently introduced marker of endothelial dysfunction and is also associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis. To date, the relationship between cardiac syndrome X (CSX) and endocan has not been studied. The objective of this study was to compare the serum endocan levels of patients with CSX with those of control subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, 50 patients were included in the CSX group and 28 patients in the control group...
June 6, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585212/lipotoxicity-related-hematological-disorders-in-obesity
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Ibrahim Celalettin Haznedaroglu, Umit Yavuz Malkan
Lipotoxicity can mediate endothelial dysfunction in obesity. Altered endothelial cell phenotype during the pathobiological course of the lipotoxicity may lead to the hemostatic abnormalities, which is a hallmark of several hematological disorders. Impaired hemostasis could also be directly related to the numerous metabolic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis. On the other hand, local hematopoietic bone marrow (BM) renin-angiotensin system (RAS) contributes to the development of atherosclerosis via acting on the lipotoxicity processes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585130/factors-associated-with-peripheral-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-subclinical-versus-confirmed-neuropathy
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Yogendranathsing Unmar, Mohammad Ishraq Zafar, Feng Gao
This study determined the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and subclinical DPN (sDPN) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using nerve conduction study (NCS) as a diagnostic tool. We also investigated the factors associated with the development of sDPN and compared factors between the sDPN and confirmed DPN (cDPN). This cross-sectional study involved 240 T2DM patients who were successively admitted to the endocrinology wards of Wuhan Union Hospital over the period of January to December 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576662/comparison-of-very-long-term-clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-of-bare-metal-stent-implants-between-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes
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Cheng-Hui Lu, Ming-Lung Tsai, Chun-Chi Chen, Ming-Jer Hsieh, Shang-Hung Chang, Chao-Yung Wang, Cheng-Hung Lee, Dong-Yi Chen, Chia-Hung Yang, I-Chang Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Data on a large patient population regarding very long-term outcomes after bare metal stent (BMS) implantation in diabetic patients are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the very long-term (8-17 years) clinical and 6-month angiographic outcomes of BMS implantations in patients with and without type 2 diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 2391 patients (579 with and 1812 without diabetes) who received BMS implantations between November 1995 and May 2004 were enrolled from the Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis and Percutaneous TrAnsluminal INterventions (CAPTAIN) registry into this study...
May 30, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571169/significance-of-platelet-volume-indices-in-stemi-patients-a-case-control-study
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Sravan K Reddy, Ranjan Shetty, Srujitha Marupuru, Nishanth Yedavalli, Kiran Shetty
INTRODUCTION: Platelets have been well known contributors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders such as atherosclerosis and its complications such as acute Myocardial Infarction (MI). AIM: To study the changes in platelet volume indices and platelet count in ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and assess their usefulness in predicting coronary events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control observational study was carried out on 173 cases diagnosed with STEMI and 191 controls from January 2015 to December 2015, considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554682/liver-and-cardiovascular-damage-in-patients-with-lean-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-association-with-visceral-obesity
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Anna Ludovica Fracanzani, Salvatore Petta, Rosa Lombardi, Giuseppina Pisano, Maurizio Russello, Dario Consonni, Vito Di Marco, Calogero Cammà, Laura Mensi, Paola Dongiovanni, Luca Valenti, Antonio Craxì, Silvia Fargion
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Lean nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as NAFLD that develops in patients with a body mass index (BMI) less than 25 kg/m(2). We investigated the differences between lean NAFLD and NAFLD in overweight and obese persons, factors associated with the severity of liver and cardiovascular disease, and the effects of visceral obesity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 669 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD seen at 3 liver centers in Italy...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554015/the-association-of-lipoprotein-a-with-incident-heart-failure-hospitalization-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Anandita Agarwala, Yashashwi Pokharel, Anum Saeed, Wensheng Sun, Salim S Virani, Vijay Nambi, Chiadi Ndumele, Eyal Shahar, Gerardo Heiss, Eric Boerwinkle, Suma Konety, Ron C Hoogeveen, Christie M Ballantyne
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a proatherogenic lipoprotein associated with coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and more recently aortic stenosis and heart failure (HF). We examined the association of Lp(a) levels with incident HF hospitalization in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. We also assessed the relationship between Lp(a) levels and arterial stiffness as a potential mechanism for development of HF. METHODS: Lp(a) was measured in 14,154 ARIC participants without prevalent HF at ARIC visit 1 (1987-1989)...
July 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554006/chronic-arsenic-exposure-and-risk-of-carotid-artery-disease-the-strong-heart-study
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Farrah J Mateen, Maria Grau-Perez, Jonathan S Pollak, Katherine A Moon, Barbara V Howard, Jason G Umans, Lyle G Best, Kevin A Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Eliseo Guallar, Richard B Devereux, Mary J Roman, Ana Navas-Acien
BACKGROUND: Inorganic arsenic exposure from naturally contaminated groundwater is related to vascular disease. No prospective studies have evaluated the association between arsenic and carotid atherosclerosis at low-moderate levels. We examined the association of long-term, low-moderate inorganic arsenic exposure with carotid arterial disease. METHODS: American Indians, 45-74 years old, in Arizona, Oklahoma, and North and South Dakota had arsenic concentrations (sum of inorganic and methylated species, μg/g urine creatinine) measured from baseline urine samples (1989-1991)...
August 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553032/stroke-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2-how-do-we-approach-and-manage-it
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REVIEW
S Nayak-Rao, M P Shenoy
Renal failure is a potent risk factor for stroke, which is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The risk of stroke is 5-30 times higher in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially on dialysis. Case fatality rates are also higher reaching almost 90%. It is therefore important to understand the factors that predispose to stroke in this vulnerable population to better apply preventive strategies. The heightened risk of stroke in CKD represents the interplay of the vascular co-morbidities that occur with renal impairment and factors specific to renal failure such as malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis complex, the effect of uremic toxins, dialysis techniques, vascular access, and the use of anticoagulants to maintain flow in the extracorporeal circuit...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545369/impact-of-diabetes-on-cardiac-and-vascular-disease-role-of-calcium-signaling
#19
Tarik Smani, Isabel Gallardo-Castillo, Javier Ávila-Médina, Manuel F Jimenez-Navarro, Antonio Ordoñez, Abdelkrim Hmadcha
The pathophysiology linking diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is complex and multifactorial. The specific type of cardiomyopathy associated with diabetes, known as diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), is recognized as asymptomatic progression of structural and functional remodeling in the heart of diabetic patients in the absence of coronary atherosclerosis and hypertension. In other words, the presence of heart disease specifically in diabetic patients is also known as diabetic heart disease. This article reviews the impact of diabetes in heart and vascular beds focusing on molecular mechanisms involving the oxidative stress, the inflammation, the endothelium dysfunction and the alteration of the homeostasis of calcium, among others mechanisms...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543093/relationship-between-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Anand Jeevarethinam, Shreenidhi Venuraju, Alain Dumo, Sherezade Ruano, Vishal S Mehta, Miranda Rosenthal, Devaki Nair, Mark Cohen, Daniel Darko, Avijit Lahiri, Roby Rakhit
BACKGROUND: The value of screening sub-clinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains controversial. HYPOTHESIS: An integrated model incorporating carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid plaque with traditional risk factors can be used to predict prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic T2DM patients. METHODS: A cohort of 262 asymptomatic T2DM patients were prospectively studied with carotid ultrasound to evaluate CIMT and carotid plaque and also a computed tomography coronary artery calcium (CT-CAC) scan...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
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