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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790720/recanalization-of-ctos-with-soundbitetm-active-wire
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Marianne Brodmann, Eric Thérasse, Andrew Benko, Louis-Philippe Riel, Steven Dion, Philippe Généreux, Martin Brouillette
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of the SoundBite™ Crossing System for the recanalization of infrainguinal chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. CTOs are frequent among patients with severe claudication or critical limb ischemia. Failure to recanalize CTOs remains common and is associated with poor prognosis. The SoundBite™ Crossing System (SoundBite Medical Solutions Inc., Montreal, Canada) is a newly developed device that uses a 0.018-inch wire (SoundBite™ Active Wire) to deliver acoustic shock waves to the distal tip of a steerable guidewire to facilitate directed penetration of the proximal cap and crossing of the occlusion...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787898/long-term-effects-of-air-pollution-on-ankle-brachial-index
#2
Siqi Zhang, Kathrin Wolf, Susanne Breitner, Florian Kronenberg, Massimo Stafoggia, Annette Peters, Alexandra Schneider
BACKGROUND: Ankle-brachial index (ABI) has been linked to the risk of cardiovascular events. However, the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and abnormal ABI has not been fully investigated. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 4544 participants from the KORA Study (2004-2008) in the region of Augsburg, Germany. Participants' residential annual mean concentrations of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) were predicted with land-use regression models, and the traffic information was collected from geographic information systems...
May 19, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783975/relationship-between-pulmonary-function-and-peripheral-vascular-function-in-older-chinese-guangzhou-biobank-cohort-study-cvd
#3
Jing Pan, Lin Xu, Tai Hing Lam, Chao Qiang Jiang, Wei Sen Zhang, Feng Zhu, Ya Li Jin, G Neil Thomas, Kar Keung Cheng, Peymane Adab
BACKGROUND: Findings describing the relationship between pulmonary function and peripheral vascular function have been inconclusive. We explored this relationship in Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study-Cardiovascular Subcohort (GBCS-CVD). METHODS: Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and ankle brachial index (ABI) were measured by a waveform analyser, and pulmonary function by turbine flowmeter spirometry. Predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ) and forced vital capacity (FVC) were derived using equations for Chinese...
May 21, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783062/ykl-40-levels-increase-with-declining-ankle-brachial-index-and-are-associated-with-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
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Clemens Höbaus, Maximilian Tscharre, Carsten Thilo Herz, Gerfried Pesau, Thomas Wrba, Renate Koppensteiner, Gerit-Holger Schernthaner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: YKL-40 is an inflammatory marker secreted by macrophages and is expressed in atherosclerotic plaques. YKL-40 increases in coronary artery disease (CAD) with poor coronary collateral vessel development. Higher levels are linked to reduced survival in CAD patients. Studies evaluating YKL-40 in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are scarce. This study aims to elucidate a possible link between YKL-40 and PAD severity as well as cardiovascular long-term mortality...
May 9, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777849/non-invasive-diagnostic-methods-for-better-screening-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
#5
REVIEW
Neelamshobha Nirala, R Periyasamy, Awanish Kumar
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to extremities usually legs. It does not receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain while walking which is known as claudication. It is a common manifestation of type II Diabetes, but the relationship between other vascular diseases and lower limb (LL)-PAD has been poorly understood and investigated. METHODS: When assessing a patient with clinically LLPAD, two questions are in order to establish a diagnosis: one is non-invasive testing and other is invasive...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773421/r46l-polymorphism-in-the-pcsk9-gene-relationship-to-lipid-levels-subclinical-vascular-disease-and-erectile-dysfunction
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Jose M Mostaza, Carlos Lahoz, Miguel A Salinero-Fort, Olaya de Dios, Elisa Castillo, Teresa González-Alegre, Francisca García-Iglesias, Eva Estirado, Fernando Laguna, Concesa Sabín, Silvia López, Victor Cornejo, Carmen de Burgos, Vanesa Sanchez, Carmen Garcés
BACKGROUND: The R46L variant of the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) gene has been related to lipid levels and cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of this polymorphism on subclinical vascular disease and erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS: We analyzed the association of the PCSK9 rs11591147 single-nucleotide polymorphism with lipid levels, intima-media thickness (IMT), and the ankle-brachial index, in 1188 adults free of cardiovascular disease, randomly selected from the population...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770768/treatment-of-femoro-popliteal-lesions-with-scoring-and-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-12-month-results-of-the-dcb-trak-registry
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Magnus Baumhäkel, Shalva Chkhetia, Michael Kindermann
PURPOSE: Debulking strategies prior to drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty were suggested to improve clinical results in femoro-popliteal lesions. Currently, there are no data regarding plaque modification with a scoring balloon with subsequent DCB-angioplasty. Recently published 6-month results of the DCB-Trak registry in patients treated with scoring-balloon angioplasty and DCB-angioplasty were promising without any safety concerns. Herein, we report the 12-month follow-up data. METHODS: In a single center registry, 29 consecutive patients with 32 femoro-popliteal lesions were treated with a scoring-balloon (VascuTrak®) and a DCB subsequently...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769764/association-of-pentraxin-and-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-as-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis-and-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Ramanarayana Boyapati, Srikanth Chinthalapani, Arpita Ramisetti, Shyam Sunder Salavadhi, Radhika Ramachandran
Context: Inflammation is a common feature of both peripheral artery disease (PAD) and periodontal disease. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between PAD and periodontal disease by examining the levels of inflammatory cytokines, pentraxin-3 (PTX-3), and high-sensitive C-reactive protein from serum. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients were included in this cross-sectional study. Patients were divided into two groups: those with PAD (test group) and those with the non-PAD group (control group) based on ankle-brachial index values...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766282/parameters-of-pulse-wave-velocity-determinants-and-reference-values-assessed-in-the-population-based-study-life-adult
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Daniel Baier, Andrej Teren, Kerstin Wirkner, Markus Loeffler, Markus Scholz
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Parameters of arterial stiffness such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) were recently proposed as independent risk factors of cardiovascular events. We analyse three PWV parameters in the large population-based study LIFE-Adult to identify risk factors, normal and reference values. METHODS AND RESULTS: Brachial-ankle (ba), brachial-femoral (bf) and carotid-femoral (cf) PWV assessment was performed using Vicorder device. 8509 participants aged 19-80 were analysed...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761317/high-sodium-intake-and-sodium-to-potassium-ratio-may-be-linked-to-subsequent-increase-in-vascular-damage-in-adults-aged-40-years-and-older-the-korean-multi-rural-communities-cohort-mrcohort
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Sukyoung Jung, Mi Kyung Kim, Jinho Shin, Bo Youl Choi, Young-Hoon Lee, Dong Hoon Shin, Min-Ho Shin
PURPOSE: Subclinical vascular damage is a chronic intermediate process in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and high sodium (Na) has been regarded as an adverse factor in subclinical vascular health; however, the longitudinal relationship between Na intake and subclinical vascular damage has not been studied. We aimed to evaluate the longitudinal relationship of dietary Na intake and sodium to potassium ratio (Na:K) with brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) in healthy adults aged 40 years and older in Korea...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761091/increase-in-the-arterial-velocity-pulse-index-of-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Naotaka Murata, Kazuki Shiina, Jun Yamashita, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Taishiro Chikamori, Akira Yamashina, Hirofumi Tomiyama
Background: Recently, a simple parameter calculated from the brachial pressure waveform recorded using an oscillometric device (arterial velocity pulse index [AVI]: ratio of the forward/reflected pressure wave amplitudes) has become available to assess the pathophysiological abnormalities associated with vascular damage. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) represents one of the disease entities associated with the advanced stages of atherosclerotic vascular damage. The present study was conducted to examine whether an increase in the AVI might be influenced by the presence of PAD...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761086/aortic-brachial-pulse-wave-velocity-ratio-a-measure-of-arterial-stiffness-gradient-not-affected-by-mean-arterial-pressure
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REVIEW
Catherine Fortier, Marie-Pier Desjardins, Mohsen Agharazii
Background: Aortic stiffness, measured by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), is used for the prediction of cardiovascular risk. This mini-review describes the nonlinear relationship between cf-PWV and operational blood pressure, presents the proposed methods to adjust for this relationship, and discusses a potential place for aortic-brachial PWV ratio (a measure of arterial stiffness gradient) as a blood pressure-independent measure of vascular aging. Summary: PWV is inherently dependent on the operational blood pressure...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760461/arterial-stiffness-not-systolic-blood-pressure-increases-with-age-in-native-papuan-populations
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Akio Ishida, Michiko Fujisawa, Eva Garcia Del Saz, Kiyohito Okumiya, Yumi Kimura, Indrajaya Ida Bagus Manuaba, Marthen Ferry Kareth, Andreas Lallo Rantetampang, Yusuke Ohya, Kozo Matsubayashi
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and arterial stiffness are closely related and may behave reciprocally as cause or effect, interacting in a vicious cycle. Both SBP and arterial stiffness increase with age in populations in most developed countries. However, the age-related increase in SBP appears to be absent in indigenous populations, partially because of their lifelong low-sodium and high-potassium diets, whereas age-related arterial stiffening in these populations remains to be determined. We performed a field survey of the indigenous population of Soroba, a small village located in the central highlands of Papua, Indonesia...
May 14, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751719/-panax-notoginseng-extract-combined-with-alprostadil-in-treatment-of-arteriosclerosis-obliterans-meta-analysis
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To evaluate the clinical efficacy of Panax notoginseng extract combined with alprostadil in the treatment of arteriosclerosis occlusion and investigate its effects on the degree of atherosclerosis. CNKI, Wanfang, VIP journal database, Chinese biomedical literature database(CBM), PubMed, the Cochrane Library and Science Citation Index(SCI) database were searched between inception to December 2017 for relevant studies. Two researchers independently screened and extracted the literature in strict accordance with the inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria...
April 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749701/the-relationship-of-renal-function-to-segmental-vascular-stiffness-ankle-brachial-index-and-peripheral-artery-disease
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Yueh-Hung Lin, Kuo-Tzu Sung, Cheng-Ting Tsai, Pei-Chen Wu, Yau-Huei Lai, Chi-In Lo, Fa-Chang Yu, Hsu-Ping Wu, Wei-Ran Lan, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chi-Hsuan Yen, Ming-Cheng Peng, Ta-Chuan Hung, Chung-Lieh Hung, Edward Lai, Hung-I Yeh
The authors consecutively assessed various arterial pulse-wave velocity (PWV) indices and ankle-brachial index (ABI) by an automatic device (VP2000, OMRON Health Care Co. Ltd., Kyota, Japan) in outpatients with ≥ 1 cardiovascular risk. PAD was defined as ABI ≤ 0.9. Among 2309 outpatients (mean age 62.4 years), worse renal function was associated with higher brachial-ankle PWV, heart-carotid PWV, heart-femoral PWV (hf-PWV), and lower ABI (all P < .001). Multivariate regression models showed independent associations between lower eGFR, lower ABI (Coef: 0...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748311/radiotracer-imaging-allows-for-noninvasive-detection-and-quantification-of-abnormalities-in-angiosome-foot-perfusion-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-nonhealing-wounds
#16
Jessica L Alvelo, Xenophon Papademetris, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Sangchoon Jeon, Bauer E Sumpio, Albert J Sinusas, Mitchel R Stacy
BACKGROUND: Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) imaging allows for assessment of skeletal muscle microvascular perfusion but has not been quantitatively assessed in angiosomes, or 3-dimensional vascular territories, of the foot. This study assessed and compared resting angiosome foot perfusion between healthy subjects and diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Additionally, the relationship between SPECT/CT imaging and the ankle-brachial index-a standard tool for evaluating peripheral artery disease-was assessed...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747790/review-of-article-kulinski-j-p-sanghavi-m-ayers-c-r-das-s-r-banerjee-s-berry-j-d-addo-t-de-lemos-j-a-kumbhani-d-j-association-between-low-ankle-brachial-index-and-accelerometer-derived-sedentary-time-in-the-asymptomatic-general-population-vascular-medicine
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743904/intima-media-thickness-and-ankle-brachial-index-are-correlated-with-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-disease-measured-by-the-syntax-score
#18
Krzysztof L Bryniarski, Tomasz Tokarek, Tomasz Bryk, Joanna Rutka, Iwona Gawlik, Anna Żabówka, Grzegorz Dębski, Beata Bobrowska, Krzysztof Żmudka, Artur Dziewierz, Zbigniew Siudak, Dariusz Dudek
Introduction: The extent of peripheral artery disease (PAD) measured by the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and intima-media thickness (IMT) is correlated with the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in stable angina patients. However, data regarding patients with acute coronary syndromes are still lacking. Aim: To compare coronary complexity measured by the SYNTAX score in patients with and without PAD presenting with myocardial infarction (MI). Material and methods: Both ABI and IMT were measured in 101 consecutive patients who underwent primary diagnostic due to MI...
2018: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743118/arterial-stiffness-in-adults-with-steady-state-bronchiectasis-association-with-clinical-indices-and-disease-severity
#19
Yong-Hua Gao, Juan-Juan Cui, Ling-Yun Wang, Ke-Qin Yin, Li Wang, Guo-Jun Zhang, Shao-Xia Liu
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease are common co-morbidities in bronchiectasis and contribute substantially to disease burden and mortality. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), a measure of arterial stiffness, has a strong predictive value for cardiovascular event. We hypothesized that baPWV would be increased in steady-state bronchiectasis patients, and correlates with the degree of systemic inflammation and disease severity assessed with Bronchiectasis Severity Index and FACED scores...
May 9, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739795/effect-of-wave-reflection-and-arterial-stiffness-on-the-risk-of-development-of-hypertension-in-japanese-men
#20
Hirofumi Tomiyama, Shunsuke Komatsu, Kazuki Shiina, Chisa Matsumoto, Kazutaka Kimura, Masatsune Fujii, Lisa Takahashi, Taishiro Chikamori, Akira Yamashina
BACKGROUND: We conducted analyses of repeated-measures data to examine whether pressure wave reflection acts additively or synergistically with arterial stiffness in the pathogenesis of hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 3172 middle-aged (42±9 years) healthy Japanese men without hypertension at the study baseline, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity, and radial augmentation index were measured annually during a 9-year study period...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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