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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027678/evaluation-of-carotid-plaque-neovascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Chuan Qin, Li Zhang, Xinfang Wang, Yilian Duan, Zhou Ye, Mingxing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To examine the repeatability of quantitative time-intensity curve analysis of neovascularization within carotid plaques with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) and to investigate carotid plaque neovascularization in patients with coronary heart disease using contrast-enhanced US and the correlation between risk factors and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty patients with ACS and 60 with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent conventional carotid and contrast-enhanced US, and plaque enhancement was observed and analyzed quantitatively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993255/relations-of-mitochondrial-genetic-variants-to-measures-of-vascular-function
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Jessica L Fetterman, Chunyu Liu, Gary F Mitchell, Ramachandran S Vasan, Emelia J Benjamin, Joseph A Vita, Naomi M Hamburg, Daniel Levy
Mitochondrial genetic variation with resultant alterations in oxidative phosphorylation may influence vascular function and contribute to cardiovascular disease susceptibility. We assessed relations of peptide-encoding variants in the mitochondrial genome with measures of vascular function in Framingham Heart Study participants. Of 258 variants assessed, 40 were predicted to have functional consequences by bioinformatics programs. A maternal pattern of heritability was estimated to contribute to the variability of aortic stiffness...
October 6, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990847/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-from-respiratory-events-to-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Sofia Morra, François Roubille
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is an emerging and independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases; coronary artery disease (CAD) is higher in OSA patients, even in the absence of other traditional cardiovascular risk factors. There is little evidence to show abnormalities in coronary blood flow (CBF) and disorders in coronary vascular resistance (CVR), occurring during the obstructive respiratory event, suggesting coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) as a potential mechanism of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) OSA-as a related consequence...
October 9, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981521/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-heart-block-in-hospitalized-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Alessandro Mantovani, Riccardo Rigolon, Isabella Pichiri, Stefano Bonapace, Giovanni Morani, Giacomo Zoppini, Enzo Bonora, Giovanni Targher
Recent studies suggested that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with an increased risk of cardiac tachyarrhythmias (mainly atrial fibrillation) in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to examine whether an association also exists between NAFLD and heart block. We have retrospectively evaluated a hospital-based cohort of 751 patients with type 2 diabetes discharged from our Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology during years 2007-2014. Standard electrocardiograms were performed on all patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980272/pathogenesis-clinical-features-and-treatment-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Núria Alonso, Pedro Moliner, Dídac Mauricio
Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1D and T2D) show an increased incidence of heart failure (HF) even after adjustment for well established risk factors for HF such as hypertension and ischaemic heart disease. The resulting specific form of cardiomyopathy is known as diabetic cardiomyopathy" (DCM). Pathogenetic mechanisms underlying DCM are likely to be multifactorial, from altered myocardial metabolism (hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulinaemia, increased circulating fatty acids and trglycerides) to microvascular disease, autonomic neuropathy, and altered myocardial structure with fibrosis...
October 5, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971322/the-diabetic-foot-as-a-proxy-for-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-review
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REVIEW
Isa Dietrich, Gustavo Arruda Braga, Fernanda Gomes de Melo, Ana Carolina Calmon da Costa Silva Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviewed very recent papers (2016) discussing or bringing clinical evidences of the possible common pathways leading to diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) and increased mortality rates. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic patients with diabetic foot syndrome have a mortality rate greater than twofold when compared with non-ulcerated diabetics. In addition, the 5-year mortality rate following amputation is estimated at 39-68%, a life expectancy comparable to aggressive types of cancer or advanced congestive heart failure...
October 2, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948727/-advances-in-animal-model-and-traditional-chinese-medicine-prevention-in-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Lei Li, Jian-Xun Liu, Jian-Xun Ren, Hao Guo, Cheng-Ren Lin
Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is a common mechanism for some heart disease like cardiac X syndrome and no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI). With the development of medical imageology, CMD has received increased attention. Animal model of CMD is indispensable tool for the research of pathogenesis and treatment evaluation, therefor choose an appropriate animal model is the first issue to carry out CMD research. Experimental and clinical studies have shown unique effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) in CMD therapy...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936174/the-effect-of-velvet-antler-proteins-on-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells-challenged-with-ischemia-hypoxia
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Xiang Xiao, Shuqiang Xu, Lin Li, Min Mao, Jinping Wang, Yanjun Li, Ziwei Wang, Fei Ye, Li Huang
Velvet antler (VA) is a precious traditional Chinese medicine that is capable of repeated regeneration. Based on the Chinese medicine theory of coordination the heart and kidneys, VA has been employed to treat heart diseases, including ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and arrhythmia. We examined the effects of VA proteins on primary cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) that were subjected to ischemia-hypoxia (IH) to investigate their effects on and mechanism of action in the treatment of ischemic heart disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877717/cardiovascular-health-effects-following-exposure-of-human-volunteers-during-fire-extinction-exercises
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Maria Helena Guerra Andersen, Anne Thoustrup Saber, Peter Bøgh Pedersen, Steffen Loft, Åse Marie Hansen, Ismo Kalevi Koponen, Julie Elbæk Pedersen, Niels Ebbehøj, Eva-Carina Nørskov, Per Axel Clausen, Anne Helene Garde, Ulla Vogel, Peter Møller
BACKGROUND: Firefighters have increased risk of cardiovascular disease and of sudden death from coronary heart disease on duty while suppressing fires. This study investigated the effect of firefighting activities, using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), on biomarkers of cardiovascular effects in young conscripts training to become firefighters. METHODS: Healthy conscripts (n = 43) who participated in a rescue educational course for firefighting were enrolled in the study...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870422/quantitative-evaluation-of-capillaroscopic-microvascular-changes-in-patients-with-established-coronary-heart-disease
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M Esther Sanchez-Garcia, Irene Ramirez-Lara, Francisco Gomez-Delgado, Elena M Yubero-Serrano, Ana Leon-Acuña, Carmen Marin, Juan F Alcala-Diaz, Antonio Camargo, Javier Lopez-Moreno, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Francisco José Tinahones, Jose M Ordovas, Javier Caballero, Angeles Blanco-Molina, Jose Lopez-Miranda, Javier Delgado-Lista
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Microcirculation disturbances have been associated to most of the cardiovascular risk factors as well as to multiple inflammatory diseases. However, whether these abnormalities are specifically augmented in patients with coronary heart disease is still unknown. We aimed to evaluate if there is a relationship between the presence of coronary heart disease and the existence of functional and structural capillary abnormalities evaluated in the cutaneous microcirculation by videocapillaroscopy...
September 1, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842629/bone-marrow-derived-cells-and-their-conditioned-medium-induce-microvascular-repair-in-uremic-rats-by-stimulation-of-endogenous-repair-mechanisms
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Lina Golle, Hans U Gerth, Katrin Beul, Barbara Heitplatz, Peter Barth, Manfred Fobker, Hermann Pavenstädt, Giovana S Di Marco, Marcus Brand
The reduced number of circulating stem/progenitor cells that is found in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients may contribute to impaired angiogenic repair and decreased capillary density in the heart. Cell therapy with bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) has been shown to induce positive effects on the microvasculature and cardiac function, most likely due to secretion of growth factors and cytokines, all of which are present in the conditioned medium (CM); however, this is controversial. Here we showed that treatment with BMDC or CM restored vascular density and decreased the extent of fibrosis in a rat model of CKD, the 5/6 nephrectomy...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842165/chronic-kidney-disease-basal-insulin-glargine-and-health-outcomes-in-people-with-dysglycemia-the-origin-study
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Vasilios Papademetriou, Eric S Nylen, Michael Doumas, Jeff Probstfield, Johannes F E Mann, Richard E Gilbert, Hertzel C Gerstein
BACKGROUND: Early stages of chronic kidney disease are associated with an increased cardiovascular risk in patients with established type 2 diabetes and macrovascular disease. The role of early stages of chronic kidney disease on macrovascular outcomes in prediabetes and early type 2 diabetes mellitus is not known. In the Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention (ORIGIN) trial, the introduction of insulin had no effect on cardiovascular outcomes compared with standard therapy...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841454/fgf-2-mediated-fgfr1-signaling-in-human-microvascular-endothelial-cells-is-activated-by-vaccarin-to-promote-angiogenesis
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Hai-Jian Sun, Wei-Wei Cai, Lei-Lei Gong, Xu Wang, Xue-Xue Zhu, Ming-Yu Wan, Pei-Yao Wang, Li-Ying Qiu
Angiogenesis is a complex physiological process involving the growth of new capillaries. The impaired angiogenesis plays important roles in chronic wounds and ischaemic heart disease. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) exerts pro-angiogenic actions via activation of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR-1). We have identified that vaccarin increased the angiogenic activity of endothelial cells. In this study, we investigated whether FGF-2-mediated FGFR1 signaling pathway participated in vaccarin-mediated neovascularization formation...
August 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817814/cardiac-computed-tomography-angiographic-findings-as-predictors-of-late-heart-failure-in-an-asymptomatic-diabetic-cohort-an-8-year-prospective-follow-up-study
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David A Halon, Jubran Ayman, Ronen Rubinshtein, Barak Zafrir, Mali Azencot, Basil S Lewis
OBJECTIVES: Predictive models for heart failure (HF) in heterogeneous populations have had limited success. We examined cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) predictors of HF or cardiovascular death (HF-CVD) in a prospective study of asymptomatic diabetics undergoing baseline assessment by CTA. METHODS: The subjects (n = 735, aged 55-74 years, 51.2% women) had no clinical history of cardiovascular disease at study entry. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, CTA-defined coronary atherosclerosis, cardiac chamber volumes, and clinical data were collected and late outcome events recorded over 8...
August 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803840/development-and-validation-of-risk-equations-for-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-recode-using-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Seth A Berkowitz, Rodney A Hayward, John S Yudkin
BACKGROUND: In view of substantial mis-estimation of risks of diabetes complications using existing equations, we sought to develop updated Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe). METHODS: To develop and validate these risk equations, we used data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD, n=9635; 2001-09) and validated the equations for microvascular events using data from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS, n=1018; 1996-2001), and for cardiovascular events using data from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD, n=4760; 2001-12)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782082/utility-of-imaging-in-risk-stratification-of-chest-pain-in-women
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REVIEW
Emily S Lau, Amy Sarma
Recent decades have seen a growing recognition that the understanding of sex differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) is vital to optimal diagnosis and management, particularly of women (Mosca et al. Circulation 124:2145-54, 2011). There is simultaneously an increasing appreciation of the multifactorial nature of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in many patients, in whom disease may extend beyond the epicardial coronaries. While obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) remains underdiagnosed in women and still represents a major burden of disease, women also present with nonobstructive CAD more commonly than men (Patel et al...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769873/targeting-obesity-and-diabetes-to-treat-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Raffaele Altara, Mauro Giordano, Einar S Nordén, Alessandro Cataliotti, Mazen Kurdi, Saeed N Bajestani, George W Booz
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a major unmet medical need that is characterized by the presence of multiple cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular comorbidities. Foremost among these comorbidities are obesity and diabetes, which are not only risk factors for the development of HFpEF, but worsen symptoms and outcome. Coronary microvascular inflammation with endothelial dysfunction is a common denominator among HFpEF, obesity, and diabetes that likely explains at least in part the etiology of HFpEF and its synergistic relationship with obesity and diabetes...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768311/temporal-relation-between-myocardial-fibrosis-and-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-association-with-baseline-disease-severity-and-subsequent-outcome
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Erik B Schelbert, Yaron Fridman, Timothy C Wong, Hussein Abu Daya, Kayla M Piehler, Ajay Kadakkal, Christopher A Miller, Martin Ugander, Maren Maanja, Peter Kellman, Dipan J Shah, Kaleab Z Abebe, Marc A Simon, Giovanni Quarta, Michele Senni, Javed Butler, Javier Diez, Margaret M Redfield, Mihai Gheorghiade
Importance: Among myriad changes occurring during the evolution of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), cardiomyocyte-extracellular matrix interactions from excess collagen may affect microvascular, mechanical, and electrical function. Objective: To investigate whether myocardial fibrosis (MF) is similarly prevalent both in those with HFpEF and those at risk for HFpEF, similarly associating with disease severity and outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Observational cohort study from June 1, 2010, to September 17, 2015, with follow-up until December 14, 2015, at a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) center serving an integrated health system...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765558/cardiac-spheroids-as-promising-in-vitro-models-to-study-the-human-heart-microenvironment
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Liudmila Polonchuk, Mamta Chabria, Laura Badi, Jean-Christophe Hoflack, Gemma Figtree, Michael J Davies, Carmine Gentile
Three-dimensional in vitro cell systems are a promising alternative to animals to study cardiac biology and disease. We have generated three-dimensional in vitro models of the human heart ("cardiac spheroids", CSs) by co-culturing human primary or iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells and fibroblasts at ratios approximating those present in vivo. The cellular organisation, extracellular matrix and microvascular network mimic human heart tissue. These spheroids have been employed to investigate the dose-limiting cardiotoxicity of the common anti-cancer drug doxorubicin...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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