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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933289/the-association-between-stress-measured-by-allostatic-load-score-and-physiologic-dysregulation-in-african-immigrants-the-africans-in-america-study
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Brianna A Bingham, Michelle T Duong, Madia Ricks, Lilian S Mabundo, Rafeal L Baker, Jean N Utumatwishima, Margaret Udahogora, David Berrigan, Anne E Sumner
INTRODUCTION: Allostatic load score (ALS) summarizes the physiological effect of stress on cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems. As immigration is stressful, ALS could be affected. OBJECTIVE: Associations between age of immigration, reason for immigration, and unhealthy assimilation behavior and ALS were determined in 238 African immigrants to the United States (age 40 ± 10, mean ± SD, range 21-64 years). METHODS: ALS was calculated using 10 variables from three domains; cardiovascular (SBP, DBP, cholesterol, triglyceride, homocysteine), metabolic [BMI, A1C, albumin, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)], and immunological [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)]...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933186/effect-of-type-and-amount-of-dietary-carbohydrate-on-biomarkers-of-glucose-homeostasis-and-c-reactive-protein-in-overweight-or-obese-adults-results-from-the-omnicarb-trial
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Stephen P Juraschek, Edgar R Miller, Elizabeth Selvin, Vincent J Carey, Lawrence J Appel, Robert H Christenson, Frank M Sacks
OBJECTIVE: The glycemic index (GI) of dietary carbohydrate is thought to affect glucose homeostasis. Recently, the Effect of Amount and Type of Dietary Carbohydrates on Risk for Cardiovascular Heart Disease and Diabetes Study (OmniCarb) trial reported that a low-GI diet did not improve insulin sensitivity. We conducted this ancillary study of the OmniCarb trial to determine the effects of GI and carbohydrate content on glucose homeostasis and inflammation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: OmniCarb was a randomized cross-over feeding study conducted in overweight or obese adults without diabetes (N=163)...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933182/angiopoietin-like-protein-4-and-cardiovascular-function-in-copd
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B Waschki, A M Kirsten, O Holz, T Meyer, R Lichtinghagen, K F Rabe, H Magnussen, T Welte, H Watz, S Janciauskiene
INTRODUCTION: The coexistence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is frequent and might be inter-related through inflammation-related processes reflected by specific markers. Here, we studied angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4), an upcoming cardiovascular marker, in stable COPD, and its relationship to cardiovascular function with respect to well-known CVD risk factors. METHODS: In a prospective COPD cohort study, we investigated serum ANGPTL4 levels, vascular status (ankle-brachial index (ABI)) and cardiac function (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)) as well as airflow limitation, objectively measured physical activity, the metabolic syndrome, high-sensitive C reactive protein (hs-CRP) and other CVD risk factors at 2 time points...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933105/prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-malaysian-communities
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Chiao Wen Lim, Sazzli Kasim, Johan Rizwal Ismail, Nicholas Yul Chye Chua, Rizmy Najme Khir, Hafisyatul Aiza Zainal Abidin, Effarezan Abdul Rahman, Mohd Kamal Mohd Arshad, Zubin Ibrahim Othman, Khalid Yusoff
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. The REDISCOVER (Responding to Increasing Cardiovascular disease prevalence) study is an observational longitudinal community-based study that tracks changing lifestyles, risk factors and chronic disease in urban and rural areas of Malaysia. In this study, we aim to study the prevalence of AF and its associated risk factors. METHODS: The study was conducted between 2007 and 2014...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933104/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-neglected-subgroup
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Arun Kumar Subbiah, Yogesh K Chhabra, Sandeep Mahajan
The burden of non-communicable diseases has increased exponentially over the past decade and they account for majority of the health-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. In line with this, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been increasing over the years. CKD progresses through stages and it is well known that patients are more likely to die than to progress to end-stage renal disease. The presence of multiple classical and novel risk factors predisposes this group of patients to premature cardiovascular mortality...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933093/long-term-consumption-of-an-obesogenic-high-fat-diet-prior-to-ischemia-reperfusion-mediates-cardioprotection-via-epac1-dependent-signaling
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F Edland, A Wergeland, R Kopperud, K S Åsrud, E A Hoivik, S L Witsø, R Æsøy, L Madsen, K Kristiansen, M Bakke, S O Døskeland, A K Jonassen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is still considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, although more recent knowledge also suggests obesity to be associated with reduced morbidity and mortality - the "obesity paradox". This study explores if long-term feeding of an obesogenic high fat diet renders the myocardium less susceptible to ischemic-reperfusion induced injury via Epac-dependent signaling. METHODS: Wild type (wt), Epac1 (Epac1(-/-)) and Epac2 (Epac2(-/-)) deficient mice were fed a high fat (HFD) or normal chow diet (ND) for 33 ± 1 weeks...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932996/genetic-regulation-of-endothelial-vasomotor-function
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Seung Kyum Kim, Michael P Massett
The endothelium plays an important role in the regulation of vasomotor tone and the maintenance of vascular integrity. Endothelial dysfunction, i.e., impaired endothelial dependent dilation, is a fundamental component of the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Although endothelial dysfunction is associated with a number of cardiovascular disease risk factors, those risk factors are not the only determinants of endothelial dysfunction. Despite knowing many molecules involved in endothelial signaling pathways, the genetic contribution to endothelial function has yet to be fully elucidated...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932982/impact-of-cyp2c19-variants-on-clinical-efficacy-of-clopidogrel-and-1-year-clinical-outcomes-in-coronary-heart-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hong Sun, Qiang Qu, Zhen-Fan Chen, Sheng-Lan Tan, Hai-Jun Zhou, Jian Qu, Hui Chen
The impact of pharmacogenetic variants of cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) on clopidogrel-mediated effects on platelet inhibition, inflammatory response and endothelial function, as well as risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), in coronary heart patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was investigated. To this end, we assessed the residual platelet aggregation rate (RPA), maximal aggregation rate (MAR) and plasma levels of sCD40L, sP-selectin, MMP-9, sVCAM-1 and sE-selectin after 24 h of PCI in 559 patients treated with clopidogrel and followed up for 1 year for evidence of MACE...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932765/-influencial-factors-for-in-hospital-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Chenyang Chen, Yiyuan Huang, Shenghua Zhou, Zhenfei Fang
To analyze the clinical outcomes of emergency percutaneous intervention in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during hospital, and to find the relevant risk factors for the prognosis and cardiac events. 
 Methods: We retrospective analyzed the patient with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, who was successfully performed emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Cardiac Cath Lab of the Second Xiangya Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014. According to situation for cardiovascular events, patients were divided into 2 groups...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932413/biomarkers-and-coronary-lesions-predict-outcomes-after-revascularization-in-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Daniel Lindholm, Stefan K James, Maria Bertilsson, Richard C Becker, Christopher P Cannon, Evangelos Giannitsis, Robert A Harrington, Anders Himmelmann, Frederic Kontny, Agneta Siegbahn, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Matthijs A Velders, W Douglas Weaver, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) is currently mainly based on clinical characteristics. With routine invasive management, angiography findings and biomarkers are available and may improve prognostication. We aimed to assess if adding biomarkers [high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT-hs), N-terminal probrain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15)] and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) might improve prognostication in revascularized patients with NSTE-ACS...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932391/healthy-dietary-patterns-and-risk-of-mortality-and-esrd-in-ckd-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Jaimon T Kelly, Suetonia C Palmer, Shu Ning Wai, Marinella Ruospo, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Katrina L Campbell, Giovanni F M Strippoli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with CKD are advised to follow dietary recommendations that restrict individual nutrients. Emerging evidence indicates overall eating patterns may better predict clinical outcomes, however, current data on dietary patterns in kidney disease are limited. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the association between dietary patterns and mortality or ESRD among adults with CKD. Medline, Embase, and reference lists were systematically searched up to November 24, 2015 by two independent review authors...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932363/monocyte-count-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-mortality-in-older-korean-people
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Sung Hee Choi, Jung Hee Kim, Soo Lim, Jae Young Lim, Ki Woong Kim, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang
BACKGROUND: white blood cells (WBCs) have been known to mediate the inflammatory process, which may be a pivotal mechanism for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality. OBJECTIVE: we investigated which WBC subtypes increased cardiovascular mortality and explored its connection to coronary artery diseases in a prospective study among older Koreans. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: this study was conducted from 2005 to 2011 as a part of the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging and included 439 men and 561 women over 65-year old...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932354/longitudinal-impact-of-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-on-inflammatory-markers-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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Cecile C King, Megan E Piper, Adam D Gepner, Michael C Fiore, Timothy B Baker, James H Stein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate longitudinal changes in 6 inflammatory markers that predict cardiovascular disease events among smokers making a quit attempt and to characterize their cross-sectional associations between smoking and smoking heaviness. APPROACH AND RESULTS: In a longitudinal cohort study of contemporary smokers (n=1652), we evaluated (1) independent associations of smoking heaviness markers (exhaled carbon monoxide, cigarettes/d, pack-years) with inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, D-dimer, fibrinogen, urinary F2 isoprostane:creatinine [F2:Cr] ratio, white blood cell [WBC] count, myeloperoxidase) and (2) the effects of smoking cessation and continued smoking on these inflammatory markers after 1 year, among the 888 smokers who made an aided quit attempt as part of a randomized comparative effectiveness trial or standard care...
December 8, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932253/regulation-of-cyclin-d1-by-arsenic-and-microrna-inhibits-adipogenesis
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Kevin Beezhold, Linda R Klei, Aaron Barchowsky
Low-dose chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water represents a global public health concern with established risks for metabolic and cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer. While the linkage between arsenic and disease is strong, further understanding of the molecular mechanisms of its pathogenicity is required. Previous reports demonstrated the ability of arsenic to interfere with adipogenesis, which may mediate its effects in promoting metabolic disease. We hypothesized that microRNA are important regulators of most if not all mesenchymal stem cell processes that are dysregulated by arsenic exposure to impair lipogenesis...
December 5, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932148/low-dose-spinal-block-with-continuous-epidural-infusion-for-renal-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-alport-syndrome-a-case-report
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F Gobbi, G Sales, P Bretto, P P Donadio, L Brazzi
OBJECTIVE: We aim to describe management of a patient receiving renal transplantation for chronic renal failure due to Alport syndrome with low dose of intrathecal bupivacaine and continuous epidural infusion of local anesthetic. CASE REPORT: A 38-years-old man with chronic renal failure secondary to Alport syndrome underwent kidney transplantation. Because of a high risk of respiratory and cardiovascular complications related to the patient's baseline lung disease and abnormalities in heart conduction, we selected combined spinal-epidural anesthesia...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932137/quality-of-life-according-to-urgency-status-in-de-novo-heart-transplant-recipients
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B Díaz-Molina, J L Lambert, F G Vílchez, F Cadenas, M J Bernardo, E Velasco, M Martín, C Morís
INTRODUCTION: Elective heart transplantation (HTX) aims to improve physical ability, increase survival, and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic heart failure. Nevertheless, most patients who undergo urgent HTX are previously healthy, and a transplant could be perceived as a limitation. The aim of this study is to compare HRQoL between elective and urgent heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Cohort study including patients undergoing heart transplantation between January 1998 and March 2012 in a single center...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932110/effect-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-on-survival-of-older-kidney-transplant-patients-d-r-impact-of-valganciclovir-prophylaxis-versus-preemptive-therapy
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E Luna, F Caravaca, F Ferreira, N Fernandez, P Martín, M L Vargas, J Saenz de Santamaría, G Garcia Pino, L Azevedo, A Muñoz Sanz
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant patients with D+/R+ serology can be treated with either prophylaxis or preemptive valganciclovir. The older transplant population suffers severe immunosenescence, especially patients with latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection (R+). They are more likely to develop indirect CMV effects. Likewise, many patients have significant cardiovascular comorbidity, which makes them more sensitive to these indirect effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of CMV viremia and indirect effects on survival, comparing prophylaxis (V) against preemptive (P) valganciclovir in an older kidney transplant population...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931859/contemporary-trends-in-the-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-canada-a%C3%A2-prospective-observational-study
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Liam R Brunham, Lubomira Cermakova, Terry Lee, Ida Priecelova, Karine Alloul, Marilyn de Chantal, Gordon A Francis, Jiri Frohlich
BACKGROUND: Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) is one of the most common genetic diseases in the world and an important cause of premature cardiovascular (CV) disease. The purpose of this study was to characterize the clinical features, current treatment patterns, and CV outcomes of patients with HeFH in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal observational study of patients with HeFH attending a specialized lipid clinic. We collected data on lipid levels, medication use, and CV events at baseline and last follow-up...
September 3, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931725/body-weights-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-the-obesity-frequency
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Joseph B Lerman, Ira A Parness, Rajesh U Shenoy
Obesity may associate with greater cardiovascular risk in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) than in the general population. As ACHD often have exercise limitations, they may be uniquely predisposed to obesity. Nevertheless, obesity prevalence in ACHD, compared with the general population, has not been quantified in a large US cohort. Hence, we sought to determine the prevalence of obesity (30 ≤ body mass index <40) and morbid obesity (body mass index ≥40), in a large cohort of ACHD, compared with matched controls...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931629/managing-antithrombotic-agents-during-endoscopy
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REVIEW
David A Greenwald
Antithrombotic agents are used widely to reduce the risks of thromboembolic events in patients with a variety of cardiovascular and other conditions. This review focuses on the management of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures who are taking antithrombotic medications, and includes specific information and recommendations.
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
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