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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099042/sex-differences-in-associations-between-insulin-resistance-heart-rate-variability-and-arterial-stiffness-in-healthy-women-and-men-a-physiology-study
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Luke Anthony Rannelli, Jennifer M MacRae, Michelle C Mann, Sharanya Ramesh, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Doreen Rabi, Darlene Y Sola, Sofia B Ahmed
Diabetes confers greater cardiovascular risk to women than to men. Whether insulin-resistance-mediated risk extends to the healthy population is unknown. Measures of insulin resistance (fasting insulin, homeostatic model assessment, hemoglobin A1c, quantitative insulin sensitivity check index, glucose) were determined in 48 (56% female) healthy subjects. Heart rate variability (HRV) was calculated by spectral power analysis and arterial stiffness was determined using noninvasive applanation tonometry. Both were measured at baseline and in response to angiotensin II infusion...
November 2, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094840/hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-and-later-dementia-a-swedish-national-register-study
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Ellika G Andolf, Gunilla C M Sydsjö, Marie K Bladh, Goran Berg, Surendra Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to investigate the rate of vascular dementia and dementia in women with previous hypertensive disorders in pregnancy since white matter lesions of the brain and cardiovascular disease are linked both to dementia and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective population based registry study on all women giving birth in Sweden between 1973- 1975 (284 598). Women with and without hypertensive disorders in pregnancy were identified by means of the Swedish Medical Birth Register and linked to the National Patient Register where data on somatic disease later in life were obtained...
January 17, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093732/long-term-hormone-therapy-for-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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Jane Marjoribanks, Cindy Farquhar, Helen Roberts, Anne Lethaby, Jasmine Lee
BACKGROUND: Hormone therapy (HT) is widely provided for control of menopausal symptoms and has been used for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia in older women. This is an updated version of a Cochrane review first published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of long-term HT (at least 1 year's duration) on mortality, cardiovascular outcomes, cancer, gallbladder disease, fracture and cognition in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women during and after cessation of treatment...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090680/validity-of-noninvasive-composite-scores-to-assess-cardiovascular-risk-in-10-year-old-children
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Ø Lerum, E Aadland, L B Andersen, S A Anderssen, G K Resaland
Agreement between and classification accuracy of six different noninvasive composite scores and a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor score were investigated in 911 (466 boys and 445 girls) 10-year-old Norwegian children. A CVD risk factor score (triglyceride, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, systolic blood pressure (SBP), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and cardiorespiratory fitness) and six noninvasive risk scores (fitness+three different measurements of fatness (body mass index (BMI), WHtR, and skinfolds), with and without inclusion of SBP) were calculated (mean z-score by gender)...
January 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088175/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-results-from-the-chinese-cohort-study-of-chronic-kidney-disease-c-stride
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Jun Yuan, Xin-Rong Zou, Si-Ping Han, Hong Cheng, Lan Wang, Jin-Wei Wang, Lu-Xia Zhang, Ming-Hui Zhao, Xiao-Qin Wang
BACKGROUND: Although a high incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is observed among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in developed countries, limited information is available about CVD prevalence and risk factors in the Chinese CKD population. The Chinese Cohort of Chronic Kidney Disease (C-STRIDE) was established to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of CVD among Chinese CKD patients. METHODS: Participants with stage 1-4 CKD (18-74 years of age) were recruited at 39 clinical centers located in 28 cities from 22 provinces of China...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087832/comparison-of-cardiovascular-risk-algorithms-in-patients-with-vs-without-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-the-role-of-c-reactive-protein-in-predicting-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Evo Alemao, Hélène Cawston, François Bourhis, Maiwenn Al, Maureen Rutten-van Molken, Katherine P Liao, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVES: The aims were to compare the performance of cardiovascular risk calculators, Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and QRISK2, in RA and matched non-RA patients and to evaluate whether their performance could be enhanced by the addition of CRP. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis, using a clinical practice data set linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data from the UK. Patients presenting with at least one RA diagnosis code and no prior cardiovascular events were matched to non-RA patients using disease risk scores...
January 12, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078921/regional-differences-in-mortality-hospital-discharges-and-primary-care-contacts-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Sigridur Haraldsdottir, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Guđmundur Thorgeirsson, Sigrun H Lund, Unnur A Valdimarsdottir
AIMS: Surveillance of geographical variations in cardiovascular health is important in order to achieve the objectives of reducing regional health disparities. We aimed to explore differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and prevalence of CVD diagnoses made in primary and in-patient care, as well as risk factor distribution by geographic regions (urban/rural) in Iceland. METHODS: From nationwide health registers, we obtained data on CVD mortalities ( N = 7113), primary healthcare CVD contacts ( N = 58,246) and hospital CVD discharges ( N = 14,039), as well as data on CVD risk factors from a national health survey ( N = 5909; response rate 60...
January 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077227/impact-of-nutritional-assessment-and-body-mass-index-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Ayako Kunimura, Hideki Ishii, Tadayuki Uetani, Toshijirou Aoki, Kazuhiro Harada, Kenshi Hirayama, Yosuke Negishi, Yohei Shibata, Takuya Sumi, Kazuhiro Kawashima, Yosuke Tatami, Toshiki Kawamiya, Dai Yamamoto, Susumu Suzuki, Tetsuya Amano, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: An inverse association between obesity, as defined by body mass index (BMI) and prognosis has been reported in patients with cardiovascular disease ("obesity paradox"). The aim of this study was to investigate whether adding nutritional information to BMI provides better risk assessment in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHOD: This study comprised 1004 patients undergoing elective PCI. We calculated each patient's controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score for nutritional screening at baseline...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073429/relation-of-the-myocardial-contraction-fraction-as-calculated-from-m-mode-echocardiography-with-incident-heart-failure-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-results-from-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Mathew S Maurer, William J H Koh, Traci M Bartz, Sirish Vullaganti, Eddy Barasch, Julius M Gardin, John S Gottdiener, Bruce M Psaty, Jorge R Kizer
We evaluated the association between 2-dimensional (2D) echocardiography (echo)-determined myocardial contraction fraction (MCF) and adverse cardiovascular outcomes including incident heart failure (HF), atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and mortality. The MCF, the ratio of left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (SV) to myocardial volume (MV), is a volumetric measure of myocardial shortening that can distinguish pathologic from physiological hypertrophy. Using 2D echo-guided M-mode data from the Cardiovascular Health Study, we calculated MCF in subjects with LV ejection fraction (EF) ≥55% and used Cox models to evaluate its association with incident HF, ASCVD, and all-cause mortality after adjusting for clinical and echo parameters...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072892/use-of-statins-and-aspirin-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-among-hiv-positive-patients-a-survey-among-italian-hiv-physicians
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Paolo Maggi, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Stefania Cicalini, Maurizio D'Abbraccio, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Antonio Di Biagio, Canio Martinelli, Giuseppe Nunnari, Stefano Rusconi, Laura Sighinolfi, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Nicola Squillace
We conducted a survey among Italian HIV specialists to study the utilization of statins and aspirin, administering a questionnaire aimed at investigating their use, the use of guidelines and scores, and the management of interactions. The answers were uniform in the different geographic areas. The majority directly prescribe statins and 43% of them prescribe aspirin. The majority follows guidelines and utilize scores to calculate the CV risk. Our survey demonstrates the commitment and autonomy in prescribing statins and aspirin of Italian physicians...
10, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071752/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-the-prediction-of-adverse-outcomes-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Wenzhang Li, Qianqian Liu, Yin Tang
Recent studies have shown platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) to be a potential inflammatory marker in cardiovascular diseases. We performed a meta-analysis to systematically evaluate the prognostic role of PLR in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A comprehensive literature search up to May 18, 2016 was conducted from PUBMED, EMBASE and Web of science to identify related studies. The risk ratio (RR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was extracted or calculated for effect estimates. Totally ten studies involving 8932 patients diagnosed with ACS were included in our research...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070601/use-of-antidepressants-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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A Biffi, L Scotti, G Corrao
PURPOSE: This study aims to systematically review studies quantifying the associations between antidepressants (ADs) use and the risk of cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. METHODS: Medline was searched to October 2015 for full text articles in English. Prospective cohort and case-control studies were admitted if they investigated the relationship between current use of ADs as a whole, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and the onset CV events...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069573/relations-between-aortic-stiffness-and-left-ventricular-mechanical-function-in-the-community
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Vanessa Bell, Elizabeth L McCabe, Martin G Larson, Jian Rong, Allison A Merz, Ewa Osypiuk, Birgitta T Lehman, Plamen Stantchev, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Naomi M Hamburg, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gary F Mitchell, Susan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Aortic stiffness impairs optimal ventricular-vascular coupling and left ventricular systolic function, particularly in the long axis. Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS) has recently emerged as a sensitive measure of early cardiac dysfunction. In this study, we investigated the relation between aortic stiffness and GLS in a large community-based sample. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 2495 participants (age 39-90 years, 57% women) of the Framingham Offspring and Omni cohorts, free of cardiovascular disease, we performed tonometry to measure arterial hemodynamics and echocardiography to assess cardiac function...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069329/chronic-kidney-disease-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-transfusion-cardiovascular-complication-and-thirty-day-readmission-in-minimally-invasive-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Feng-Chih Kuo, Po-Chun Lin, Yu-Der Lu, Mel S Lee, Jun-Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (MIS-TKA). We hypothesized that CKD was an independent risk factor for postoperative complications and increased blood transfusion in patients following MIS-TKA. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective database was conducted on patients who underwent MIS-TKAs at an academic medical center between 2009 and 2012. Glomerular filtration rates (GFRs) were calculated for each patient at the time of surgery and a CKD group of 205 patients (GFR < 60 mL/min) were matched at a ratio of 1:2 with 410 patients showing a GFR ≥ 60 mL/min (control group)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067615/intracranial-atherosclerosis-from-anatomy-to-pathophysiology
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Yuehua Pu, Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Lawrence Ks Wong, Liping Liu
Background Intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis is an important etiology subtype of ischemic stroke. Stenosis severity was thought to be the main reference index for clinical treatment and research. However, stenosis could not reflect the ischemia risk completely, instead the hemodynamic state across the lesion, the extent of collateral circulation, and perfusion impairment downstream the stenosis are more important. Aims We write this review aimed to summarize novel angiographic methods applied in the evaluation of functional severity of ICAS, and commented on their limitations and prospects in future research...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067550/association-between-consumption-of-soy-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Zhaoli Yan, Xinyue Zhang, Chunlin Li, Shouchun Jiao, Wenyao Dong
Background The relationships between dietary intake of soy foods and risk of cardiovascular disease are uncertain. The aims of this study were to evaluate and summarize the evidence on the association between consumption of soy and risk of cardiovascular disease (including stroke and coronary heart disease). Methods We systematically searched the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from their inception up to 22 February 2016. We included only observational studies, and used random-effects models to calculate summary relative risks (SRRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063665/the-joint-contribution-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-socioeconomic-status-to-disability-retirement-a-register-linkage-study
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Marianna Virtanen, Tea Lallukka, Jenni Ervasti, Ossi Rahkonen, Eero Lahelma, Jaana Pentti, Olli Pietiläinen, Jussi Vahtera, Mika Kivimäki
BACKGROUND: Whether low occupational class amplifies the risk of disability retirement among employees with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown. We examined this issue in two prospective cohort studies. METHODS: In the Finnish Public Sector Study and the Helsinki Health Study (n=50.799 employees), prevalent CVD (coronary heart disease or stroke, n=1269) was ascertained using records from national health registers, self-reported doctor-diagnosed diseases, and Rose Angina Questionnaire...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062676/associations-of-conventional-echocardiographic-measures-with-incident-heart-failure-and-mortality-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
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Ruth F Dubin, Rajat Deo, Nisha Bansal, Amanda H Anderson, Peter Yang, Alan S Go, Martin Keane, Ray Townsend, Anna Porter, Matthew Budoff, Shaista Malik, Jiang He, Mahboob Rahman, Jackson Wright, Thomas Cappola, Radhakrishna Kallem, Jason Roy, Daohang Sha, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heart failure is the most frequent cardiac complication of CKD. Left ventricular hypertrophy is common and develops early in CKD, but studies have not adequately evaluated the association of left ventricular mass index with heart failure incidence among men and women with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We evaluated echocardiograms of 2567 participants without self-reported heart failure enrolled in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062468/comparison-of-self-perceived-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-smokers-with-framingham-and-procam-scores-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-baseline-data-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Benoît Desgraz, Tinh-Hai Collet, Nicolas Rodondi, Jacques Cornuz, Carole Clair
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies suggest that smokers have a misperception of their 10-year cardiovascular risk. We aimed to compare 10-year cardiovascular risk self-perception and calculated risk among smokers willing to quit and assess the determinants of a possible misperception. DESIGN: Cross-sectional secondary analysis of baseline data from a randomised controlled trial of smoking cessation. PARTICIPANTS: 514 participants, mean age 51.1 years, 46% women, 98% Caucasian...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058241/convergent-validity-of-the-acc-aha-pooled-cohort-equations-in-associating-with-health-related-quality-of-life-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Allison Nooe, Meghan K Edwards, Ovuokerie Addoh, Paul D Loprinzi
Background: The potential convergent validity of the pooled cohort risk (PCR) equations in predicting health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has yet to be evaluated, which was this study's purpose. Methods: Data from the 2001-2011 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were used (N = 8978 adults, 40-79 years, free of cardiovascular disease at baseline). Calculation of an individual's 10-year risk of a first atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event was determined via the PCR equation...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
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