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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299609/ascending-aortic-distensibility-and-target-organ-damage-in-primary-hypertension-without-diabetes
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Chong-Fu Jia, Zhao-Qian Wang, Xi-Xia Sun, Zhi-Qiang Yang, Yu-Jie Zou, Yi-Nong Jiang
To investigate the relationship between ascending aortic distensibility (AAD) and hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) and its potential value in prediction. One hundred and sixty seven primary hypertension inpatients who underwent coronary CTA examination were enrolled into our study. Retrospective ECG-triggering scanning mode were applied and the images were reconstructed every 5% phase in the entire R-R interval. Maximum and minimum ascending aortic areas as well as the AAD value were calculated on the interested slice...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285332/the-role-of-l-arginine-l-homoarginine-nitric-oxide-pathway-for-aortic-distensibility-and-intima-media-thickness-in-stroke-patients
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Arash Haghikia, Georgi Radoslavov Yanchev, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Erik Hanff, Nils Bledau, Christian Widera, Kristina Sonnenschein, Aiden Haghikia, Karin Weissenborn, Johann Bauersachs, Udo Bavendiek, Dimitrios Tsikas
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and L-homoarginine (hArg) are L-arginine (Arg) metabolites derived from different pathways. Protein arginine N-methyltransferase (PRMT) and subsequent proteolysis of proteins containing methylarginine residues release ADMA. Arginine:glycine amidinotransferase (AGAT) converts Arg to hArg and guanidinoacetate (GAA). While high concentrations of ADMA and low concentrations of hArg in the blood have been established as cardiovascular risk markers, the cardiovascular relevance of GAA is still unexplored...
March 11, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285118/dynamic-changes-in-aortic-vascular-stiffness-in-patients-bridged-to-transplant%C3%A2-with-continuous-flow-left%C3%A2-ventricular-assist-devices
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Amit C Patel, R Blair Dodson, William K Cornwell, Kendall S Hunter, Joseph C Cleveland, Andreas Brieke, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Amrut V Ambardekar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure aortic vascular stiffness from orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) patients exposed to varying types of flow as a result of the presence or absence of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support pre-OHT. BACKGROUND: The effects of continuous-flow LVADs (CF-LVADs) on vascular properties are unknown, but may contribute to the pathophysiology of CF-LVAD complications such as stroke, hypertension, and bleeding. METHODS: Echocardiograms were reviewed from 172 OHT patients immediately before LVAD and at 3 time points post-OHT: baseline, 6 months, and 1 year...
March 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254817/deficient-circumferential-growth-is-the-primary-determinant-of-aortic-obstruction-attributable-to-partial-elastin-deficiency
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Yang Jiao, Guangxin Li, Arina Korneva, Alexander W Caulk, Lingfeng Qin, Matthew R Bersi, Qingle Li, Wei Li, Robert P Mecham, Jay D Humphrey, George Tellides
OBJECTIVE: Williams syndrome is characterized by obstructive aortopathy attributable to heterozygous loss of ELN, the gene encoding elastin. Lesions are thought to result primarily from excessive smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and consequent medial expansion, although an initially smaller caliber and increased stiffness of the aorta may contribute to luminal narrowing. The relative contributions of such abnormalities to the obstructive phenotype had not been defined. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We quantified determinants of luminal stenosis in thoracic aortas of Eln(-/-) mice incompletely rescued by human ELN...
March 2, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253335/effects-of-age-associated-regional-changes-in-aortic-stiffness-on-human-hemodynamics-revealed-by-computational-modeling
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Federica Cuomo, Sara Roccabianca, Desmond Dillon-Murphy, Nan Xiao, Jay D Humphrey, C Alberto Figueroa
Although considered by many as the gold standard clinical measure of arterial stiffness, carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) averages material and geometric properties over a large portion of the central arterial tree. Given that such properties may evolve differentially as a function of region in cases of hypertension and aging, among other conditions, there is a need to evaluate the potential utility of cf-PWV as an early diagnostic of progressive vascular stiffening. In this paper, we introduce a data-driven fluid-solid-interaction computational model of the human aorta to simulate effects of aging-related changes in regional wall properties (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248531/baseline-values-of-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-parameters-predict-response-to-acute-hypoxia-in-young-healthy-men
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V N Melnikov, S G Krivoschekov, V E Divert, T G Komlyagina, N S Consedine
The majority of the available works have studied distinct hypoxic responses of respiratory and cardiovascular systems. This study examines how these systems interact while responding to hypoxia and whether baseline metrics moderate reactions to a hypoxic challenge. Central hemodynamic, aortic wave reflection, and gas exchange parameters were measured in 27 trained young men before and after 10-min normobaric isocapnic hypoxia (10 % O2). Associations were assessed by correlation and multiple regression analyses...
February 28, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242778/%C3%AE-b-crystallin-reverses-high-diastolic-stiffness-of-failing-human-cardiomyocytes
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Constantijn Franssen, Jeroen Kole, René Musters, Nazha Hamdani, Walter J Paulus
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocytes with a less distensible titin and interstitial collagen contribute to the high diastolic stiffness of failing myocardium. Their relative contributions and mechanisms underlying loss of titin distensibility were assessed in failing human hearts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Left ventricular tissue was procured in patients with aortic stenosis (AS, n=9) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, n=6). Explanted donor hearts (n=8) served as controls. Stretches were performed in myocardial strips, and an extraction protocol differentiated between passive tension (Fpassive) attributable to cardiomyocytes or to collagen...
March 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237909/the-relationship-between-smoking-intensity-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-injury-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
#8
Mahmoud Al Rifai, Andrew P DeFillippis, John W McEvoy, Michael E Hall, Ana Navas Acien, Miranda R Jones, Rachel Keith, Hoda S Magid, Carlos J Rodriguez, Graham R Barr, Emelia J Benjamin, Rose Marie Robertson, Aruni Bhatnagar, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Modern tobacco regulatory science requires an understanding of which biomarkers of cardiovascular injury are most sensitive to cigarette smoking exposure. METHODS: We studied self-reported current smokers from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Smoking intensity was defined by number of cigarettes/day and urinary cotinine levels. Subclinical cardiovascular injury was assessed using markers of inflammation [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin 6 & 2 (IL-2 & IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)], thrombosis (fibrinogen, D-dimer, homocysteine), myocardial injury (troponin T; TnT), endothelial damage (albumin: creatinine ratio), and vascular function [aortic & carotid distensibility, flow-mediated dilation (FMD)]...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222756/proximal-aortic-stiffening-in-turner-patients-may-be-present-before-dilation-can-be-detected-a-segmental-functional-mri-study
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Daniel G H Devos, Katya De Groote, Danilo Babin, Laurent Demulier, Yves Taeymans, Jos J Westenberg, Luc Van Bortel, Patrick Segers, Eric Achten, Jean De Schepper, Ernst Rietzschel
BACKGROUND: To study segmental structural and functional aortic properties in Turner syndrome (TS) patients. Aortic abnormalities contribute to increased morbidity and mortality of women with Turner syndrome. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) allows segmental study of aortic elastic properties. METHOD: We performed Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) and distensibility measurements using CMR of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in 55 TS-patients, aged 13-59y, and in a control population (n = 38;12-58y)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210489/arterial-ventricular-coupling-and-parameters-of-vascular-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-role-of-gender
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Luca Faconti, Rosa Maria Bruno, Simona Buralli, Marta Barzacchi, Elisa Dal Canto, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Stefano Taddei
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive estimation of arterial-ventricular coupling has been extensively used for the evaluation of cardiovascular performance, however, a relative small amount of data is available regarding arterial-ventricular coupling and its components in hypertension. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between left ventricular elastance, arterial elastance, parameters of vascular stiffness and the influence of gender in a population of hypertensive individuals...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196483/aortic-stiffening-precedes-onset-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-diastolic-dysfunction
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Ilya Karagodin, Omer Aba-Omer, Rodney Sparapani, Jennifer L Strande
BACKGROUND: Identifying which patients with diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains challenging. The goal of this study is to determine whether increased vascular stiffness as identified on 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) serves as a biomarker for the development of HFpEF in patients with diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: The study design is a matched retrospective case-control study. Subjects with diastolic dysfunction were divided into two groups based on whether they had a clinical diagnosis of HFpEF...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193613/apparent-aortic-stiffness-in-children-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-existence-of-vascular-interdependency
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Michal Schäfer, D Dunbar Ivy, Steven H Abman, Alex J Barker, Lorna P Browne, Brian Fonseca, Vitaly Kheyfets, Kendall S Hunter, Uyen Truong
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular dysfunction, mediated by ventricular interdependence, has been associated with negative outcomes in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Considering the dilation of the pulmonary arteries as a paramount sign of PAH, we hypothesized that the ascending aorta will present signs of apparent stiffness in children with PAH and that this effect may be because of mechanical interaction with the dilated main pulmonary artery (MPA). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-two children with PAH and 26 age- and size-matched controls underwent comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance evaluation...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133167/-a-case-of-t1a-early-gastric-cancer-that-metastasized-to-the-right-femoral-muscles-six-years-and-seven-months-after-radical-surgery
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Chikara Ebisui, Rie Hamano, Yoichiro Nushijima, Tetsu Yanagisawa, Shu Okamura, Nariaki Fukuchi, Kohei Murata, Hideoki Yokouchi, Masakatsu Kinuta, Kazuhito Ohishi
A 49-year-old woman presented to our hospital complaining of abdominal distension and right thigh edema 6 years and 7 months after undergoing total gastrectomy for early gastric cancer in December 2008. The histopathological type of the tumor was poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. The pathological findings led to a diagnosis of T1aN2M0, Stage II A disease. In August 2015, abdominal CT and MRI revealed para-aortic lymph node swelling, ascites, and a tumor on the right femoral muscles. We performed a needle biopsy of the femoral muscle, and the final diagnosis was intramuscular metastasis from the primary gastric cancer...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116919/morning-blood-pressure-surge-and-arterial-stiffness-in-newly-diagnosed-hypertensive-patients
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Ali Kıvrak, Süleyman Özbiçer, Gülhan Yüksel Kalkan, Mustafa Gür
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the morning blood pressure (BP) surge and arterial stiffness in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Three hundred and twenty four (mean age 51.7 ± 11.4 years) patients who had newly diagnosed hypertension with 24 h ambulatory BP monitoring were enrolled. Parameters of arterial stiffness, pulse wave velocity and augmentation index (Aix) were measured by applanation tonometry and aortic distensibility was calculated by echocardiography...
June 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115806/a-novel-marker-of-impaired-aortic-elasticity-in-never-treated-hypertensive-patients-monocyte-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio
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Kadriye Gayretli Yayla, Uğur Canpolat, Çagri Yayla, Mehmet Kadri Akboğa, Ahmet Akyel, Ahmet Akdi, Gökhan Çiçek, Firat Ozcan, Osman Turak, Sinan Aydoğdu
BACKGROUND: Monocyte to high density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (MHR) is generally understood to be a candidate marker of inflammation and oxidative stress. Therefore, we aimed to assess the association between MHR and aortic elastic properties in hypertensive patients. METHODS: A total of 114 newly-diagnosed untreated patients with hypertension and 71 healthy subjects were enrolled. Aortic stiffness index, aortic strain and aortic distensibility were measured by using echocardiography...
January 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114900/the-reverse-remodeling-of-the-aorta-in-patients-after-renal-transplantation-the-value-of-aortic-stiffness-index-prospective-echocardiographic-study
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Tomasz Zapolski, Jacek Furmaga, Andrzej Jaroszyński, Anna Wysocka, Sławomir Rudzki, Andrzej P Wysokiński
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is regarded as a combination of two major separate diseases: atherosis and sclerosis. Sclerotic component depends on deterioration of elastic properties of the aortic wall and is called aortic stiffness. The most valuable, non-invasive method of aortic stiffness assessment is echocardiography, which allows to calculate the aortic stiffness index (ASI). ASI is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in different groups of patients...
January 23, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102614/expression-of-cd4-cd28-null-t-lymphocytes-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-relation-to-microvascular-complications-aortic-elastic-properties-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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Mona H El-Samahy, Azza A G Tantawy, Amira A M Adly, Nevin M Habeeb, Eman A R Ismail, Gehan M Hamed, Rasha Eladawy
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is associated with endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and altered immunity. CD4(+) CD28(null) T-cells are a subset of long-lived cytotoxic CD4(+) T-lymphocytes with proatherogenic and plaque-destabilizing properties. We hypothesized that the frequency of CD4(+) CD28(null) T-cells may be altered in T1DM and related to vascular complications. AIM: To assess the percentage of CD4(+) CD28(null) T-lymphocytes in children and adolescents with T1DM and their relation to vascular structure and glycemic control...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086801/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-evaluation-of-dilative-ascending-aorta-biomechanics
#18
Monika Bieseviciene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Vaida Mizariene, Rasa Karaliute, Vaiva Lesauskaite, Raimonda Verseckaite
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography is one of the most feasible, noninvasive methods for assessing the aortic diameter and biomechanical changes. We studied possible interfaces between noninvasive biomechanical and speckle-tracking (ST) echocardiographic data from dilated aortas. METHODS: Altogether, 44 patients with dilative pathology of ascending aorta (DPAA) were compared with subjects without ascending aortic dilation (diameter <40 mm). DPAA patients formed two groups based on diameter size: group 1, ≤45 mm diameter; group 2, >45 mm...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045414/evaluation-of-left-atrial-mechanical-function-and-atrial-conduction-abnormalities-in-patients-with-isolated-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Arif Arısoy, Kadriye Memiç, Selami Demirelli, Kayıhan Karaman, Fatih Altunkaş, Metin Karayakalı, Yusuf Karavelioğlu, Ataç Çelik
OBJECTIVE: Present study is an evaluation of left atrial (LA) mechanical and conduction function in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) without significant valve dysfunction, and an investigation of relationship between LA function and aortic elasticity. METHODS: Study population consisted of 34 isolated BAV patients (mean age: 34±13 years) and 29 healthy, age- and sex-matched volunteers (mean age: 30±10 years). LA volume was measured using biplane area-length method and LA active and passive emptying volume and fraction was calculated...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029670/evaluation-of-distensibility-and-stiffness-of-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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K K Tiwari, S Bevilacqua, G Aquaro, P Festa, L Ait-Ali, M Solinas
INTRODUCTION: Magnetic resonance imaging emerging as a new tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of ascending aortic aneurysm. The aim of our study is to evaluate in vivo distensibility and pulse wave velocity of the aortic wall using functional magnetic resonance imaging technique. METHODS: We enrolled 25 patients undergoing surgery for ascending aortic aneurysm and or aortic valve replacement for a period of 8 months. Preoperatively, all the patients underwent functional MRI study of the aorta...
October 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
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