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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142489/correlation-between-osteoprotegerin-serum-level-and-coronary-calcification-using-coronary-artery-calcium-score-in-patient-with-moderate-severe-cardiovascular-risk-factor
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J Nugroho, Widorini Widorini
Coronary artery calcification is a part of atherosclerosis process associated with coronary heart disease. Recently, coronary artery calcification assessment using computed tomography (CT) is still the best noninvasive imaging with high sensitivity and specificity. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is one of vascular calcification marker that through its role to bind receptor activator of nuclear factor-κβ ligand and inhibit osteoclastogenesis is suspected of playing a role for coronary calcification in atherosclerosis process...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142357/single-coronary-artery-demonstrating-slightly-decreased-13-nh3-stress-flows-in-its-distal-flow-territories
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Sabrine Q Kol, Jouke J Boer, Friso M van der Zant, Remco J J Knol
A 54-year-old male patient was referred for computed tomography angiography to rule out cardiovascular disease. The examination revealed a single coronary artery originating from the right sinus of Valsalva, extending to the normal left circumflex artery and left anterior descending artery domains. The computed tomography showed only mild coronary sclerosis. The myocardial stress flow on the subsequently performed (13)NH3 myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography demonstrated a relative stress flow reduction in the distal segments along the monocoronary...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142010/value-of-progression-of-coronary-artery-calcification-for-risk-prediction-of-coronary-and-cardiovascular-events-result-of-the-heinz-nixdorf-recall-hnr-study
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Nils Lehmann, Raimund A Erbel, Amir A Mahabadi, Michael Rauwolf, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Susanne Moebus, Hagen Kälsch, Thomas Budde, Axel Schmermund, Andreas Stang, Dagmar Führer-Sakel, Christian Weimar, Ulla Roggenbuck, Nico Dragano, Karl-Heinz Jöckel
Background -Computed tomography (CT) allows estimation of coronary artery calcium (CAC) progression. We evaluated several progression algorithms in our unselected, population-based cohort for risk prediction of coronary and cardiovascular (CV) events. Methods -In 3281 participants (45-74 years), free from CV disease until the 2(nd) visit, risk factors and CTs at baseline (b) and after a mean of 5.1 years (5y) were measured. Hard coronary and cardiovascular events as well as total CV events including revascularization were recorded during a follow-up time of 7...
November 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141596/effects-of-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-on-neointimal-characteristics-in-angina-patients-requiring-stent-implantation-optical-coherence-tomography-analysis
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Jae Young Cho, Soon Jun Hong, Do-Sun Lim
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects. The aim of the study was to evaluate long-term effects of ARBs on morphologic characteristics of stent restenosis in patients with coronary artery disease requiring stent implantation by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Patients with coronary artery disease having history of drug-eluting stent implantation (n = 407) were analyzed on the basis of ARB therapy as the ARB group (n = 162) and the non-ARB group (n = 245)...
November 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139033/relationship-between-airflow-obstruction-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-individuals-evaluation-by-coronary-ct-angiography
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Jin-Jin Kim, Dong-Bin Kim, Sung-Won Jang, Eun Joo Cho, Kiyuk Chang, Sang Hong Baek, Ho-Joong Youn, Wook Sung Chung, Ki-Bae Seung, Tai-Ho Rho, Jung Im Jung, Byung-Hee Hwang
Airflow obstruction is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the causal mechanisms linking airflow obstruction with higher incidence of cardiovascular events remain elusive. We evaluated the relationship between airflow obstruction, a key feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and prevalence, extent, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in a large cohort of asymptomatic subjects. Participants were recruited from those undergoing spirometry and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as part of a general health evaluation from March 2009 to February 2011...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134505/upregulated-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expression-in-human-and-murine-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Hui Liu, Hongjun Jin, Junbin Han, Xuyi Yue, Hao Yang, Mohamed A Zayed, Robert J Gropler, Zhude Tu
PURPOSE: Dysregulation of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1PR1) signaling contributes to inflammation-related pathophysiological changes in cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis (AS). S1PR1-targeting compounds significantly reduce lesion size in murine models of AS. Therefore, characterization of S1PR1 expression in vitro and in vivo in atherosclerotic plaque could enable mechanistic studies and inform S1PR1 targeted therapies. PROCEDURES: H&E staining and immunostaining studies were performed on variably diseased human femoral endarterectomy plaque specimens, as well as mouse aortic sections from ApoE(-/-) mice maintained on a high-fat diet (AS mice)...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134367/imaging-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-pregnancy-and-the-peripartum-period
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REVIEW
Theodore Pierce, Meline Hovnanian, Sandeep Hedgire, Brian Ghoshhajra
Cardiovascular disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and the postpartum period. During pregnancy, the cardiovascular system undergoes extensive hemodynamic, hormonal, and microstructural changes which may exacerbate a preexisting underlying cardiovascular condition or predispose to cardiovascular complications not typically seen in young healthy women. Such conditions include spontaneous coronary artery dissection, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, and peripartum cardiomyopathy...
November 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131857/internal-tissue-references-for-18fluorodeoxyglucose-vascular-inflammation-imaging-implications-for-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-and-clinical-trials
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Mark A Ahlman, Davis M Vigneault, Veit Sandfort, Roberto Maass-Moreno, Jenny Dave, Ahmed Sadek, Marissa B Mallek, Mariana A F Selwaness, Peter Herscovitch, Nehal N Mehta, David A Bluemke
INTRODUCTION: 18Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) uptake in the artery wall correlates with active inflammation. However, in part due to the low spatial resolution of PET, variation in the apparent arterial wall signal may be influenced by variation in blood FDG activity that cannot be fully corrected for using typical normalization strategies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of the current common methods to normalize for blood activity and to investigate alternative methods for more accurate quantification of vascular inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131773/update-on-cardiovascular-applications-of-multienergy-ct
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Kevin Kalisz, Sandra Halliburton, Suhny Abbara, Jonathon A Leipsic, Moritz H Albrecht, U Joseph Schoepf, Prabhakar Rajiah
Advances in scanner technology enabling shorter scan times, improvements in spatial and temporal resolution, and more dose-efficient data reconstruction coupled with rapidly growing evidence from clinical trials have established computed tomography (CT) as an important imaging modality in the evaluation of cardiovascular disorders. Multienergy (or spectral or dual-energy) CT is a relatively recent advance in which attenuation data from different energies are used to characterize materials beyond what is possible at conventional CT...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124984/dendrimer-based-contrast-agents-for-pet-imaging
#10
Lingzhou Zhao, Xiangyang Shi, Jinhua Zhao
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging offers physiological and biological information through the in vivo distribution of PET agents for disease diagnosis, therapy monitoring and prognosis evaluation. Due to the unique structural characteristics allowing for facile modification of targeting ligands and radionuclides, dendrimers can be served as a versatile scaffold to build up various PET imaging agents, and significant breakthroughs have been made in this field over the past decades. This review focuses on the recent advances in dendrimer-based contrast agents for PET imaging of cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases...
2017: Drug Delivery
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/29122140/cardiac-tissue-characterization-and-imaging-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Petros P Sfikakis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Genovefa Kolovou, George D Kitas
Inflammation, microvascular and macrovascular ischemia, valvular disease, and fibrosis are the main causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs). The silent presentation and the high mortality and/or morbidity of CVD in ARDs necessitate a reliable tool for early diagnosis. Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear imaging, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and hybrid imaging modalities, constitutes the main tool for monitoring of CVD in ARDs...
November 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121750/novel-ecg-parameters-are-strongly-associated-with-inflammatory-18-f-fdg-pet-findings-in-patients-with-suspected-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Kalle Sipilä, Heikki Tuominen, Atte Haarala, Antti Tikkakoski, Mika Kähönen, Kjell Nikus
BACKGROUND: (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a feasible method to investigate the inflammatory activity of the myocardium in cardiac sarcoidosis. However, PET is costly and not as widely available as standard electrocardiogram (ECG). Current ECG findings related to cardiac sarcoidosis are highly non-specific. In this study, our aim was to determine whether novel ECG parameters are associated with pathological PET findings in patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119374/review-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-journal-of-nuclear-cardiology-2017-part-1-of-2-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance
#14
Wael A AlJaroudi, Fadi G Hage
Several original articles and editorials have been published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology in 2017. It has become a tradition at the beginning of each year to summarize some of these key articles in 2 sister reviews. In this first part one, we will discuss some of the progress made in the field of heart failure (cardio-oncology, myocardial blood flow, viability, dyssynchrony, and risk stratification), inflammation, molecular and hybrid imaging using advancement in positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119262/role-of-cardiac-pet-in-clinical-practice
#15
REVIEW
Brian M Salata, Parmanand Singh
Early identification of atherosclerosis and at-risk lesions plays a critical role in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease. While invasive coronary angiography serves as the gold standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease, non-invasive imaging techniques provide visualization of both anatomical and functional atherosclerotic processes prior to clinical presentation. The development of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) has greatly enhanced our capability to diagnose and treat patients with early stages of atherosclerosis...
November 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118767/long-term-progression-of-coronary-artery-calcification-is-independent-of-classical-risk-factors-c-reactive-protein-and-parathyroid-hormone-in-renal-transplant-patients
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Sibel Gulcicek, Carmine Zoccali, Deniz Çebi Olgun, Giovanni Tripepi, Selma Alagoz, Serkan Feyyaz Yalın, Sinan Trabulus, Mehmet R Altiparmak, Nurhan Seyahi
Aims: Compared to the general population, mortality is significantly increased in renal transplant recipients. In the general population, coronary artery calcification (CAC) and its evolution over time are associated with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, and the study of this biomarker could provide useful information for describing the long-term progression of coronary heart disease in renal transplant recipients. Methods: We followed up a cohort of 113 renal transplant patients by performing three multi-detector computed tomography studies over 83...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116562/prediction-of-long-term-%C3%A2-10%C3%A2-year-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-heart-transplant-recipients-value-of-stress-technetium-99m-tetrofosmin-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Jesse F Veenis, Hendrik J Boiten, Jan C van den Berge, Kadir Caliskan, Alex P W M Maat, Roelf Valkema, Alina A Constantinescu, Olivier C Manintveld, Felix Zijlstra, Ron T van Domburg, Arend F L Schinkel
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) in heart transplant (HTx) recipients. The current study evaluated the long-term prognostic value of stress SPECT MPI for predicting all-cause mortality and cardiac events in HTx recipients. METHODS: The study population consisted of 166 HTx recipients (mean age 54 ± 10 years, 84% male) who underwent exercise or dobutamine stress (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT MPI for the assessment of CAV...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116490/impact-of-sarcopenic-obesity-on-failure-to-rescue-from-major-complications-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-cancer-results-from-a-multicenter-study
#18
Nicolò Pecorelli, Giovanni Capretti, Marta Sandini, Anna Damascelli, Giulia Cristel, Francesco De Cobelli, Luca Gianotti, Alessandro Zerbi, Marco Braga
BACKGROUND: Failure to rescue (FTR) is a quality-of-care indicator in pancreatic surgery, but may also identify patients who may not tolerate major postoperative complications despite being treated with best available care. Previous studies found that high visceral adipose tissue-to-skeletal muscle ratio is associated with poor outcomes following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of the study is to assess the impact of sarcopenic obesity on occurrence of FTR from major complications in cancer patients undergoing PD...
November 7, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115650/spontaneous-rectus-sheath-hematoma-in-cardiac-in-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Ebubekir Gündeş, Durmuş Ali Çetin, Ulaş Aday, Hüseyin Çiyiltepe, Kamuran Cumhur Değer, Orhan Uzun, Aziz Serkan Senger, Erdal Polat, Mustafa Duman
BACKGROUND: This study presents the relationship between mortality and spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) in inpatients receiving anticoagulant and antiaggregant treatment for cardiac pathology at cardiology and cardiovascular surgery clinics. METHODS: Within the scope of our study, the cases of 27 patients who were diagnosed with spontaneous RSH between January 2010 and December 2015 at Kartal Kosuyolu High Speciality Training and Research Hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115093/a-case-of-multiple-cardiovascular-and-tracheal-anomalies-presented-with-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-in-a-middle-aged-adult
#20
Hyejin Shi, Sungmin Sohn, SungHo Wang, Sungrock Park, SangKi Lee, Song Yi Kim, Sun Young Jeong, Changhwan Kim
Congenital cardiovascular anomalies, such as dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava (SVC), and pulmonary artery (PA) sling, are rare disorders. These congenital anomalies can occur alone, or coincide with other congenital malformations. In the majority of cases, congenital anomalies are detected early in life by certain signs and symptoms. A 56-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted due to recurrent wide QRS complex tachycardia with hemodynamic collapse. A chest radiograph showed dextrocardia...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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