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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141072/association-of-cetp-gene-variants-with-risk-for-vascular-and-nonvascular-diseases-among-chinese-adults
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Iona Y Millwood, Derrick A Bennett, Michael V Holmes, Ruth Boxall, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Sam Sansome, Yiping Chen, Huaidong Du, Canqing Yu, Alex Hacker, Dermot F Reilly, Yunlong Tan, Michael R Hill, Junshi Chen, Richard Peto, Hongbing Shen, Rory Collins, Robert Clarke, Liming Li, Robin G Walters, Zhengming Chen
Importance: Increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol through pharmacologic inhibition of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) is a potentially important strategy for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Objective: To use genetic variants in the CETP gene to assess potential risks and benefits of lifelong lower CETP activity on CVD and other outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective biobank study included 151 217 individuals aged 30 to 79 years who were enrolled from 5 urban and 5 rural areas of China from June 25, 2004, through July 15, 2008...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131095/intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-wall-calcification-in-ischemic-strokes-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, João Sargento-Freitas, Fernando Silva, Joana Parra, Patrícia Mendes, Vera Seara, Miguel Mesquita, Mariana Baptista, Gustavo Cordeiro, Luis Cunha
BACKGROUND: Calcifications are an important element of atherosclerotic plaques and have been used as a marker of atherosclerosis and clinical outcome predictor in different vascular territories. CT-scan, performed in the acute ischemic stroke setting, can reliably detect intracranial arterial calcifications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between intracranial internal carotid artery calcification and functional outcome, symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), recanalization, and death...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097437/associations-of-endogenous-estradiol-and-testosterone-levels-with-plaque-composition-and-risk-of-stroke-in-subjects-with-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Marija Glisic, Blerim Mujaj, Oscar L Rueda-Ochoa, Eralda Asllanaj, Joop S Laven, Maryam Kavousi, M Kamran Ikram, Meike W Vernooij, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Daniel Bos, Taulant Muka
Rationale: Sex steroids may play a role in plaque composition and in stroke incidence. Objective: To study the associations of endogenous estradiol and testosterone with carotid plaque composition in elderly men and postmenopausal women with carotid atherosclerosis, as well as with risk of stroke in this population. Methods and Results: Data of 1023 postmenopausal women and 1124 men (≥45 years) with carotid atherosclerosis, from prospective population-based Rotterdam Study, were available. At baseline, total estradiol (TE) and total testosterone (TT) were measured...
November 2, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076745/cost-effectiveness-of-magnetic-resonance-carotid-plaque-imaging-for-primary-stroke-prevention-in-canada
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Lechtman E, Balki I, Thomas K, Chen K, Moody Ar, Tyrrell Pn
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the carotid arteries provides important insight into plaque composition and vulnerability in addition to the traditional measure of stenosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of MR imaging as a first-line modality to assess carotid disease and guide management for high-risk patients with < 50% stenosis. METHODS: Using TreeAge Pro, a cost effectiveness simulation was conducted comparing two strategies: a) standard of care first-line carotid duplex ultrasound (DUS) with regular follow-up, versus b) first-line MR assessment of stenosis and intraplaque hemorrhage (MRIPH) in which patients with IPH received annual DUS surveillance and immediate carotid endarterectomy in case of plaque progression...
October 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060525/arfi-variance-of-acceleration-voa-for-noninvasive-characterization-of-human-carotid-plaques-in-vivo
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Gabriela Torres, Tomasz J Czernuszewicz, Jonathon W Homeister, Mark A Farber, Caterina M Gallippi
Rather than degree of stenosis, assessing plaque structure and composition is relevant to discerning risk for plaque rupture with downstream ischemic event. The structure and composition of carotid plaque has been assessed noninvasively using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) ultrasound imaging. In particular, ARFI-derived peak displacement (PD) estimations have been demonstrated for discriminating soft (lipid rich necrotic core (LRNC) or intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH)) from stiff (collagen (COL) or calcium (CAL)) plaque features; however, PD did not differentiate LRNC from IPH or COL from CAL...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024865/impaired-kidney-function-is-associated-with-intraplaque-hemorrhage-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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Marian Wesseling, Ian D van Koeverden, Guus W van Lammeren, Sander W van der Laan, Saskia Haitjema, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Hester M den Ruijter, Saskia C A de Jager, Imo Hoefer, Peter Blankestijn, Marianne Verhaar, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Gert J de Borst, Gerard Pasterkamp
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Previously, we showed that patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy have an increased risk for major atherosclerotic events in the presence of moderate or poor kidney function. Acceleration of vascular inflammatory responses is considered to be causally involved in progression of atherogenesis and poor outcome in chronic kidney disease patients. The association between kidney function and plaque composition has not been thoroughly investigated yet. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between kidney function and atherosclerotic plaque composition in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017805/atherosclerotic-plaque-characteristics-are-not-associated-with-future-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
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Steven T W van Haelst, Saskia Haitjema, Wouter Derksen, Ian van Koeverden, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Frans L Moll, Hester M den Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp, Gert J de Borst
BACKGROUND: Plaque characteristics such as intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) have been associated with secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. In addition, carotid plaques containing macrophage infiltration or a large lipid core size were associated with less restenosis. It is currently unknown whether iliofemoral plaque histopathologic characteristics are predictive for secondary CVE in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing iliofemoral endarterectomy...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965666/differences-in-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-between-men-and-women-in-the-early-phase-after-ischemic-event
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Marta Skowronska, Anna Piorkowska, Anna Czlonkowska
OBJECTIVES: There is little data about sex differences in carotid atherosclerosis in the early phase after an ischemic event. The aim of this study was to examine the carotid artery atherosclerosis differences between men and women in early phase after TIA or stroke. METHODS: Consecutive patients with recent ischemic event, admitted during the first week after symptom onset were examined with ultrasound. Sex differences in degree of stenosis, number of plaques and plaque morphology were compared...
September 20, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962189/risk-factors-and-preventive-measures-of-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-after-carotid-artery-interventional-therapy
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Shibo Wang, Jing Han, Lei Cheng, Nengpeng Li
This study sought to investigate the risk factors for cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) after carotid artery interventional therapy, and to explore potential preventive measures. Three hundred and eighty-two patients treated with carotid artery stenting at the Huanhu Hospital (Tianjin, China) between January 2010 and January 2016 were divided into CHS and non-CHS groups. A retrospective analysis of patient clinical data was made. The CHS group had more patients presenting coronary heart disease, diabetes, progressive neurological disease and transient recurrent cerebral hemorrhage than the non-CHS group...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958875/investigation-of-3d-reduced-field-of-view-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-imaging
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Xueyan Xu, Hai Geng, Qiang Zhang, Jianmin Yu, Yujing Chu, Guang Dong, Jun Wu
To investigate the feasibility of using CUBE based reduced field of view imaging in atherosclerotic plaque imaging. Twenty-four patients were enrolled in this prospective study (13 males, 11 females, age 63±10). All patients underwent MRI exams consisting of 3D TOF, MPRAGE, iMSDE, DANTE, full FOV and reduced FOV CUBE imaging; 18 patients under went contrast enhanced imaging. The resulting images from different imaging sequences were assessed in terms of blood suppression, SNR, motion artifacts and vascular clarity...
September 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862936/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-carotid-artery-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-chinese-patients-with-cerebrovascular-symptoms-a-chinese-atherosclerosis-risk-evaluation-ii-study
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Xihai Zhao, Daniel S Hippe, Rui Li, Gador M Canton, Binbin Sui, Yan Song, Feiyu Li, Yunjing Xue, Jie Sun, Kiyofumi Yamada, Thomas S Hatsukami, Dongxiang Xu, Maoxue Wang, Chun Yuan
BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture is an important source of ischemic stroke. However, the prevalence of high-risk plaque (HRP) defined as plaques with luminal surface disruption, a lipid-rich necrotic core occupying >40% of the wall, or intraplaque hemorrhage in Chinese population remains unclear. This study uses carotid magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) to investigate HRP prevalence in carotid arteries of Chinese patients with cerebrovascular symptoms. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with cerebral ischemic symptoms in the anterior circulation within 2 weeks and carotid plaque determined by ultrasound were recruited and underwent CMRI...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856989/from-vulnerable-plaque-to-blood-healthy-therapy
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Sun Yuhua, Wang Baoping
Cardiovascular atherosclerotic disease is the leading cause of death in China and in Western nations. People with plaque or stenosis in the coronary artery or the carotid artery are the most susceptible population to suffer from acute events. Current investigations showed that plaque with the characteristics of intra-plaque hemorrhage or a thin cap with a large lipid core was causally associated with vulnerable plaque and plaque rupture. Of the many plaque ruptures occurring in patients with atherosclerotic disease, very few will trigger symptomatic events, rendering it exceedingly difficult to predict adverse outcomes...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818260/transcranial-doppler-monitoring-for-microemboli-a-marker-of-a-high-risk-carotid-plaque
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REVIEW
J David Spence
In the United States, 90% of carotid intervention is being performed for asymptomatic carotid stenosis, even though 90% of patients would be better treated with intensive medical therapy. This is being justified by comparing risks of stroke or death with medical therapy during clinical trials completed decades ago (approximately 2% per year) with risks of intervention with carotid artery stenting (CAS) versus carotid endarterectomy in recent trials that did not have a medical arm. Such extrapolations are, simply put, invalid...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818259/imaging-of-the-high-risk-carotid-plaque-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
William S Kerwin, Zach Miller, Chun Yuan
The emergence of the concept of high-risk atherosclerotic plaque has led to considerable interest in noninvasive imaging techniques to identify high-risk features before clinical sequelae. For plaques in the carotid arteries, magnetic resonance imaging has undergone considerable histologic validation to link imaging features to indicators of plaque instability, including plaque burden, intraplaque hemorrhage, fibrous cap disruption, lipid rich necrotic core, and calcification. Recently introduced imaging technologies, especially those focused on three-dimensional imaging sequences, are now poised for integration into the clinical workup of patients with suspected carotid atherosclerosis...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818257/high-risk-carotid-plaque-lessons-learned-from-histopathology
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REVIEW
Frank D Kolodgie, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Hiroyoshi Mori, Maria E Romero, Hugh H Trout, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The pathophysiology and natural history of atherosclerotic carotid disease is predicated on a more extensive knowledge of lesion progression gained in the studies conducted in the coronary arteries, and these will be reviewed. While the precise sequence of lesion progression leading to carotid plaque vulnerability and cerebrovascular events remain less well understood, specific early and more advanced progressive lesion morphologies associated with stroke risk have been characterized. Of late, there has been a conscious effort for stroke prevention in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients to move beyond luminal stenosis as the only guidance to predict future cerebrovascular events...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789657/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-is-elevated-in-type-2-diabetics-with-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-reduced-under-metformin-treatment
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W Eilenberg, S Stojkovic, A Piechota-Polanczyk, A Kaider, N Kozakowski, W J Weninger, J Nanobachvili, J Wojta, I Huk, S Demyanets, C Neumayer
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an acute phase protein released by neutrophils, has been described as biomarker of inflammatory states. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by increased inflammation and an elevated risk for embolization of carotid artery stenosis (CAS). We aimed to explore the role of NGAL systemically and in plaques of diabetics undergoing carotid endarterectomy. Moreover, the potential anti-inflammatory effect of metformin on NGAL was addressed in diabetics...
August 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766810/evaluation-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-surface-characteristics-utilizing-simultaneous-noncontrast-angiography-and-intraplaque-hemorrhage-snap-technique
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Shuo Chen, Huilin Zhao, Jifan Li, Zechen Zhou, Rui Li, Niranjan Balu, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen, Xihai Zhao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of the Simultaneous Noncontrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) technique in identification of carotid plaque surface characteristics compared with the conventional multicontrast vessel wall imaging protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty symptomatic patients with carotid plaque were recruited and underwent carotid artery magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (3.0T) using a conventional multicontrast protocol and SNAP sequence...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739344/design-and-rationale-of-the-intima-medial-thickness-sub-study-of-the-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-high-risk-of-cerebral-hemorrhage-picasso-imt-study
#18
Woo-Keun Seo, Yong Jae Kim, Juneyoung Lee, Sun U Kwon
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is one of the main mechanisms of stroke and cardiovascular diseases and is associated with increased risk of recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events. Intima-medial thickness (IMT) is a well-known surrogate marker of atherosclerosis and has been used to predict stroke and cardiovascular events. However, the clinical significance of IMT and IMT change in stroke has not been investigated in well-designed studies. The PreventIon of CArdiovascular events in iSchemic Stroke patients with high risk of cerebral hemOrrhage-Intima-Media Thickness (PICASSO-IMT) sub-study is designed to investigate the effects of cilostazol, probucol, or both on IMT in patients with stroke...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711401/performance-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-ultrasound-imaging-for-carotid-plaque-characterization-with-histologic-validation
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Tomasz J Czernuszewicz, Jonathon W Homeister, Melissa C Caughey, Yue Wang, Hongtu Zhu, Benjamin Y Huang, Ellie R Lee, Carlos A Zamora, Mark A Farber, Joseph J Fulton, Peter F Ford, William A Marston, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Timothy C Nichols, Caterina M Gallippi
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is commonly caused by thromboembolic events originating from ruptured carotid plaque with vulnerable composition. This study assessed the performance of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging, a noninvasive ultrasound elasticity imaging method, for delineating the composition of human carotid plaque in vivo with histologic validation. METHODS: Carotid ARFI images were captured before surgery in 25 patients undergoing clinically indicated carotid endarterectomy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706202/near-infrared-autofluorescence-induced-by-intraplaque-hemorrhage-and-heme-degradation-as-marker-for-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques
#20
Nay Min Htun, Yung Chih Chen, Bock Lim, Tara Schiller, Ghassan J Maghzal, Alex L Huang, Kirstin D Elgass, Jennifer Rivera, Hans G Schneider, Bayden R Wood, Roland Stocker, Karlheinz Peter
Atherosclerosis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, which is mainly driven by complications such as myocardial infarction and stroke. These complications are caused by thrombotic arterial occlusion localized at the site of high-risk atherosclerotic plaques, of which early detection and therapeutic stabilization are urgently needed. Here we show that near-infrared autofluorescence is associated with the presence of intraplaque hemorrhage and heme degradation products, particularly bilirubin by using our recently created mouse model, which uniquely reflects plaque instability as seen in humans, and human carotid endarterectomy samples...
July 13, 2017: Nature Communications
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