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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145946/predicting-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-low-risk%C3%A2-individuals-ideal-cardiovascular-health-score-and-fuster-bewat-score
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Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira, Valentín Fuster, Stuart Pocock, Javier Sanz, Leticia Fernández-Friera, Martín Laclaustra, Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, José Mendiguren, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Borja Ibáñez, Héctor Bueno
BACKGROUND: The ideal cardiovascular health score (ICHS) is recommended for use in primary prevention. Simpler tools not requiring laboratory tests, such as the Fuster-BEWAT (blood pressure [B], exercise [E], weight [W], alimentation [A], and tobacco [T]) score (FBS), are also available. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of ICHS and FBS in predicting the presence and extent of subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: A total of 3,983 participants 40 to 54 years of age were enrolled in the PESA (Progression of Early Subclinical Atherosclerosis) cohort...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142817/an-unusual-case-of-aortic-right-atrium-fistula-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Maria Chiara Todaro, Alessandro Aprile, Adriana Ravera, Gaetano Senatore
An aorta-to-right atrium (RA) fistula is an anomalous communication between the ascending or descending thoracic aorta and the RA. In this report, we describe a case of an idiopathic aortic root-to-RA fistula occasionally found during a coronary angiography performed in a young patient admitted for acute chest pain with evidence of multivessel coronary artery disease. The anatomical peculiarity of this fistulous communication is that it gave origin to collateral vessels furnishing the inferolateral wall of the left ventricle...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138269/irreversible-activation-and-stabilization-of-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-by-the-protoporphyrin-ix-mimetic-cinaciguat
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Alexander Kollau, Marissa Opelt, Gerald Wölkart, Antonius C F Gorren, Michael Russwurm, Doris Koesling, Bernd Mayer, Astrid Schrammel
Belonging to the class of so-called sGC activators, cinaciguat and BAY 60-2770 are interesting therapeutic tools for the treatment of various cardiovascular pathologies. The drugs are supposed to preferentially stimulate oxidized or heme-depleted but not native sGC. Since this concept has been challenged by studies demonstrating complete relaxation of non-diseased vessels, this study was designed to re-investigate the mode of action in greater detail. To this purpose, the effect of cinaciguat was studied on vessel tone of porcine coronary arteries and rat thoracic aortas...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126223/atheroprone-flow-activates-inflammation-via-endothelial-atp-dependent-p2x7-p38-signalling
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Jack P Green, Celine Souilhol, Ioannis Xanthis, Laura Martinez-Campesino, Neil P Bowden, Paul C Evans, Heather L Wilson
Objective: Atherosclerosis is a focal disease occurring at arterial sites of disturbed blood flow that generates low oscillating shear stress. Endothelial inflammatory signalling is enhanced at sites of disturbed flow via mechanisms that are incompletely understood. The influence of disturbed flow on endothelial ATP receptors and downstream signalling was assessed. Methods and Results: Cultured human endothelial cells were exposed to atheroprotective (high uniform) or atheroprone (low oscillatory) shear stress for 72 hours prior to assessment of ATP responses...
November 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124548/development-of-an-experimental-and-digital-cardiovascular-arterial-model-for-transient-hemodynamic-and-postural-change-studies-a-preliminary-framework-analysis
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Rodward L Hewlin, John P Kizito
The ultimate goal of the present work is to aid in the development of tools to assist in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Gaining an understanding of hemodynamic parameters for medical implants allow clinicians to have some patient-specific proposals for intervention planning. In the present work an experimental and digital computational fluid dynamics (CFD) arterial model consisting of a number of major arteries (aorta, carotid bifurcation, cranial, femoral, jejunal, and subclavian arteries) were fabricated to study: (1) the effects of local hemodynamics (flow parameters) on global hemodynamics (2) the effects of transition from bedrest to upright position (postural change) on hemodynamics, and (3) diffusion of dye (medical drug diffusion simulation) in the arterial system via experimental and numerical techniques...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118945/the-role-of-cholesterol-enriched-diet-and-paraoxonase-1-inhibition-in-atherosclerosis-progression
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Masoumeh Amani, Akbar Darbin, Masoud Pezeshkian, Abbas Afrasiabi, Naser Safaie, Ahmadreza Jodati, Masoud Darabi, Maghsod Shaaker, Zeinab Latifi, Amir Fattahi, Gholam-Hossein Farjah, Mohammad Nouri, Mohammad Hassan Khadem-Ansari
Introduction: Atherosclerosis could be deemed as a chronic, progressive, and inflammatory disease. It has been well-documented that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) can reduce the risk of the atherosclerosis occurrence through exerting some anti-atherogenic mechanisms. In recent years, the strong evidence has suggested that paraoxonase 1 (PON1) may contribute to antioxidant properties of HDL. In the present study, the impact of a diet enriched with cholesterol and also the PON1 inhibition on atheroma formation and lipid profile has been investigated...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118889/successful-treatment-of-iatrogenic-external-iliac-artery-perforation-with-covered-stent-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Muhammad Umer Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Ghulam Mustafa Awan
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage from iliac artery injury is a potentially serious complication of vascular interventional procedures leading to hemorrhagic shock and death if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. We report a 70-year-old male admitted to our facility with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, whose heart catheterization revealed left anterior descending artery (LAD) with 80% proximal, 95% mid and 100% distal disease. The left circumflex and right coronary arteries were 100% occluded proximally and received collaterals from the LAD...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118111/differential-cell-matrix-mechanoadaptations-and-inflammation-drive-regional-propensities-to-aortic-fibrosis-aneurysm-or-dissection-in-hypertension
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M R Bersi, R Khosravi, A J Wujciak, D G Harrison, J D Humphrey
The embryonic lineage of intramural cells, microstructural organization of the extracellular matrix, local luminal and wall geometry, and haemodynamic loads vary along the length of the aorta. Yet, it remains unclear why certain diseases manifest differentially along the aorta. Toward this end, myriad animal models provide insight into diverse disease conditions-including fibrosis, aneurysm and dissection-but inherent differences across models impede general interpretations. We examined region-specific cellular, matrix, and biomechanical changes in a single experimental model of hypertension and atherosclerosis, which commonly coexist...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117252/preclinical-4d-flow-magnetic-resonance-phase-contrast-imaging-of-the-murine-aortic-arch
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Moritz Braig, Jochen Leupold, Marius Menza, Maximilian Russe, Cheng-Wen Ko, Juergen Hennig, Dominik von Elverfeldt
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular diseases remain the number one death cause worldwide. Preclinical 4D flow phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging can provide substantial insights in the analysis of aortic pathophysiologies in various animal models. These insights may allow a better understanding of pathophysiologies, therapy monitoring, and can possibly be translated to humans. This study provides a framework to acquire the velocity field within the aortic arch. It analyses important flow values at different locations within the aortic arch...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110750/aortic-elasticity-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Elif Erolu, Figen Akalın, Nilüfer Çetiner, Berna Şaylan Çevik
Aim We aimed to study the dimensions, systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle; dimensions and elasticity of the aorta; and carotid intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery in mitral valve prolapse. METHODS: The study group consisted of 43 patients (mean age=13.3±3.9) and 42 healthy children (mean age=12.9±3.4). Left ventricular end-diastolic, end-systolic, left atrial diameters, interventricular septum, and left ventricular posterior wall thickness were measured...
November 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105689/-feasibility-and-safety-of-right-subclavian-access-for-edwards-sapien-3-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Alessandro Iadanza, Marco Solari, Enrico Tucci, Carlo Pierli
Despite the technical advancements in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), this procedure in patients with peripheral artery disease remains challenging and requires a patient-tailored management by the Heart Team. In-depth assessment of the patient's vascular anatomy is of utmost importance for the management of TAVI procedures with the aim to use the less invasive approach according to the specific patient characteristics. The trans-subclavian approach should be the preferred option in patients with femoral arterial disease undergoing TAVI; however, self-expandable valves have potential limitations, as in case of ascending aorta dilation and high implantation...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104039/increased-levels-of-interleukin-22-in-thoracic-aorta-and-plasma-from-patients-with-acute-thoracic-aortic-dissection
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Jing Ye, Menglong Wang, Huimin Jiang, Qingwei Ji, Ying Huang, Jianfang Liu, Tao Zeng, Yao Xu, Zhen Wang, Yingzhong Lin, Jun Wan
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-22 plays important roles in the development of arterial disease, including atherosclerosis and hypertension. However, the relationship between IL-22 and acute thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) remains unknown. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from patients with chest pain who underwent computed tomography angiography of the thoracic aorta but had no known preoperative diagnosis of coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, arthritis, and/or membranous nephropathy...
November 3, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103930/superior-mesenteric-artery-calcification-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-systemic-calcified-atherosclerosis-and-increased-mortality
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Timothy C Lin, C Michael Wright, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality. However, epidemiologic data are sparse regarding risk factors for superior mesenteric artery calcification (SMAC), the association between SMAC and disease in other arterial beds, or the independent contribution of SMAC to risk of mortality. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that presence and extent of SMAC are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, calcification in other arterial beds, and both cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, independent of classic risk factors and calcification in other arterial beds...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100062/thoracic-extra-coronary-calcification-for-the-prediction-of-stroke-the%C3%A2-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Sina Kianoush, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Geoffrey H Tison, Joseph Yeboah, Michael D Miedema, Matthew A Allison, Nathan D Wong, Andrew P DeFilippis, William Longstreth, Khurram Nasir, Matthew J Budoff, Kunihiro Matsushita, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. We examined whether the cumulative burden of thoracic extra-coronary calcification (ECC) improves prediction of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and stroke mortality beyond traditional risk factors and coronary artery calcium (CAC). METHODS: We followed a total of 6805 participants (mean age 62.1 ± 10.2 years, 47.2% male) from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) over a median of 12...
October 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094913/secondary-hypertension-discovering-the-underlying-cause
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Lesley Charles, Jean Triscott, Bonnie Dobbs
Most patients with hypertension have no clear etiology and are classified as having primary hypertension. However, 5% to 10% of these patients may have secondary hypertension, which indicates an underlying and potentially reversible cause. The prevalence and potential etiologies of secondary hypertension vary by age. The most common causes in children are renal parenchymal disease and coarctation of the aorta. In adults 65 years and older, atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis, renal failure, and hypothyroidism are common causes...
October 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083326/aortic-propagation-velocity-does-not-correlate-with-classical-aortic-stiffness-parameters-in-healthy-individuals
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Hatem Arı, Fatih Kahraman, Yasin Türker, Serdar Güler, Hasan Aydın Baş, Doğan Erdoğan
OBJECTIVE: Aortic stiffness is an important cardiovascular risk marker, which can be determined using different noninvasive techniques. Aortic propagation velocity (APV) has recently been established as a novel echocardiographic parameter of aortic stiffness. This study aimed to investigate the association between APV and the classical echocardiography-derived aortic stiffness parameters, aortic distensibility (AD) and aortic strain (AS), in a group of otherwise healthy individuals. METHODS: In total, 97 consecutive healthy subjects were recruited in this observational study...
October 30, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080338/cholesterol-and-lipoprotein-metabolism-and-atherosclerosis-recent-advances-in-reverse-cholesterol-transport
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Helen H Wang, Gabriella Garruti, Min Liu, Piero Portincasa, David Q-H Wang
Atherosclerosis is characterized by lipid accumulation, inflammatory response, cell death and fibrosis in the arterial wall, and is major pathological basis for ischemic coronary heart disease (CHD), which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the USA and Europe. Intervention studies with statins have shown to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and subsequently the risk of developing CHD. However, not all the aggressive statin therapy could decrease the risk of developing CHD. Many clinical and epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that the HDL cholesterol is inversely associated with risk of CHD and is a critical and independent component of predicting its risk...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077881/interplay-among-h3k9-editing-enzymes-suv39h1-jmjd2c-and-src-1-drives-p66shc-transcription-and-vascular-oxidative-stress-in-obesity
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Sarah Costantino, Francesco Paneni, Agostino Virdis, Shafaat Hussain, Shafeeq Ahmed Mohammed, Giuliana Capretti, Alexander Akhmedov, Kevin Dalgaard, Sergio Chiandotto, J Andrew Pospisilik, Thomas Jenuwein, Marco Giorgio, Massimo Volpe, Stefano Taddei, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Cosentino
Aims: Accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) promotes vascular disease in obesity, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood. The adaptor p66Shc is emerging as a key molecule responsible for ROS generation and vascular damage. This study investigates whether epigenetic regulation of p66Shc contributes to obesity-related vascular disease. Methods and results: ROS-driven endothelial dysfunction was observed in visceral fat arteries (VFAs) isolated from obese subjects when compared with normal weight controls...
October 25, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062561/transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-an-infant-presenting-with-bronchiolitis-an-incidental-finding
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Khaloud S Al-Mukhaini, Ala M Mohamed
The transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a complex congenital heart disease which usually presents as cyanosis in neonates with limited mixing between the systemic and pulmonary circulatory systems. A delayed diagnosis of TGA can lead to ventricular failure. We report a six-week-old infant who was admitted to the paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2016 for bronchiolitis. During admission, she was incidentally diagnosed with TGA and coarctation of the aorta. Postnatal screening, including the use of pulse oximetry, plays a significant role in avoiding a late diagnosis of TGA; however, this screening tool is not widely used in Oman...
August 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057126/revascularization-of-chronic-total-occlusion-of-the-infrarenal-aorta-in-a-patient-with-triple-vessel-disease-report-of-a-case-treated-by-endovascular-approach
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Rahul Sinha, Issac Opoku-Asare, Khalid Chaudhry, Sean Janzer
Surgical management of advance aortoiliac occlusive disease is time-tested and a widely practiced strategy, particularly when there is significant coronary artery disease associated with aortoiliac occlusive disease. The technological advances in the field of percutaneous techniques have facilitated the use of nonsurgical endovascular alternatives for peripheral arterial disease in patients with significant comorbidities at high surgical risk, as illustrated in our case report. We report a case of chronic total occlusion of the aorta that was treated percutaneously with endovascular stenting...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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