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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
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Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329152/repair-of-left-ventricular-rupture-in-a-patient-with-mitral-annular-calcification
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Ken Okamoto, Hirokazu Tazume, Ayumi Koga, Toshihiro Fukui
Left ventricular free wall rupture is a complication following acute myocardial infarction or mitral valve replacement. We report the case of a 56-year-old female patient with idiopathic left ventricular rupture confirmed by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). CT also showed no coronary artery obstruction and severe mitral annular calcification. Left ventricular rupture was successfully repaired internally with bovine pericardium. Mitral valve replacement with annular decalcification was also performed...
February 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329057/coronary-artery-calcification-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-death-among-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jing Chen, Matthew J Budoff, Muredach P Reilly, Wei Yang, Sylvia E Rosas, Mahboob Rahman, Xiaoming Zhang, Jason A Roy, Eva Lustigova, Lisa Nessel, Virginia Ford, Dominic Raj, Anna C Porter, Elsayed Z Soliman, Jackson T Wright, Myles Wolf, Jiang He
Importance: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent in dialysis-naive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there are sparse data on the association of CAC with subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in this population. Objective: To study the prospective association of CAC with risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among dialysis-naive patients with CKD. Design, Setting, and Participants: The prospective Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study recruited adults with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 20 to 70 mL/min/1...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324126/relationship-between-cardiac-calcification-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-at-hemodialysis-initiation
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Ken Kitamura, Hideki Fujii, Kentaro Nakai, Keiji Kono, Shunsuke Goto, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi Kono, Shinichi Nishi
Coronary artery calcification (CAC), cardiac valve calcification (CVC) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) are frequently observed in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. These abnormalities significantly affect morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between CAC, CVC and LVH in CKD patients. This study included 96 patients who were hospitalized and initiated hemodialysis between December 2011 and July 2014 at our five institutions. Multi-detector computed tomography for the quantification of CAC using the Agatston score and transthoracic echocardiography for assessing CVC and LVH were performed for all patients included in the study...
March 21, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321403/hyperphosphatemia-and-hs-crp-initiate-the-coronary-artery-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Da Shang, Qionghong Xie, Bin Shang, Min Zhang, Li You, Chuan-Ming Hao, Tongying Zhu
Background. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) contributes to high risk of cardiocerebrovascular diseases in dialysis patients. However, the risk factors for CAC initiation in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are not known clearly. Methods. Adult patients with baseline CaCS = 0 and who were followed up for at least 3 years or until the conversion from absent to any measurable CAC detected were included in this observational cohort study. Binary logistic regression was performed to identify the risk factors for CAC initiation in PD patients...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319142/microrna-32-promotes-calcification-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-as-a-novel-marker-for-coronary-artery-calcification
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Jianghua Liu, Xinhua Xiao, Yingying Shen, Ling Chen, Canxin Xu, Heng Zhao, Ying Wu, Qinghai Zhang, Jing Zhong, Zhenwang Tang, Changhui Liu, Qiang Zhao, Yi Zheng, Renxian Cao, Xuyu Zu
Cardiovascular calcification is one of the most severe outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease and often results in significant morbidity and mortality. Previous reports indicated that epigenomic regulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) might play important roles in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) calcification. Here, we identified potential key miRNAs involved in vascular calcification in vivo and investigated the role of miR-32-5p (miR-32). According to microarray analysis, we observed increased expression of miR-125b, miR-30a, and miR-32 and decreased expression of miR-29a, miR-210, and miR-320 during the progression of vascularcalcification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315622/subclinical-atherosclerosis-statin-eligibility-and-outcomes-in-african-american-individuals-the-jackson-heart-study
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Ravi V Shah, Aferdita Spahillari, Stanford Mwasongwe, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Robert J Mentz, Daniel Addison, Udo Hoffmann, Jared Reis, Jane E Freedman, Joao A C Lima, Adolfo Correa, Venkatesh L Murthy
Importance: Modern prevention guidelines substantially increase the number of individuals who are eligible for treatment with statins. Efforts to refine statin eligibility via coronary calcification have been studied in white populations but not, to our knowledge, in large African American populations. Objective: To compare the relative accuracy of US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recommendations in identifying African American individuals with subclinical and clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)...
March 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314924/leptin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-valvular-interstitial-cells-via-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
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Mickael Rosa, Camille Paris, Yoann Sottejeau, Delphine Corseaux, Emmanuel Robin, Madjid Tagzirt, Francis Juthier, Ramadan Jashari, Antoine Rauch, André Vincentelli, Bart Staels, Eric Van Belle, Sophie Susen, Annabelle Dupont
AIMS: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) affects 2-6% of the population over 65 years, and age, gender, smoking, overweight, dyslipidemia, diabetes contribute to the development of this disease. CAVD results, in part, from the osteoblast differentiation of human valvular interstitial cells (VICs). This study aims to elucidate the effects of leptin on osteoblast phenotype of VICs and the signalling pathways involved. METHODS: Patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for CAVD (n = 43) were included in this study...
March 18, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
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Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303645/zero-contrast-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-calcified-lesions-facilitated-by-rotational-atherectomy
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Keyvan Karimi Galougahi, Gary S Mintz, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Ziad A Ali
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is challenging due to frequent presence of complex calcified lesions and the very high risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). We report a strategy of "zero contrast" PCI, guided by intravascular imaging and physiology, performed in three patients with advanced CKD in whom severe calcification necessitated rotational atherectomy (RA) to facilitate and optimize PCI. This approach resulted in safe and successful PCI while preserving renal function...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300293/coronary-artery-calcification-is-common-on-nongated-chest-computed-tomography-imaging
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Revathi Balakrishnan, Brian Nguyen, Roy Raad, Robert Donnino, David P Naidich, Jill E Jacobs, Harmony R Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification as assessed by computed tomography (CT) is a validated predictor of cardiovascular risk, whether identified on a dedicated cardiac study or on a routine non-gated chest CT. The prevalence of incidentally detected coronary artery calcification on non-gated chest CT imaging and consistency of reporting have not been well characterized. HYPOTHESIS: Coronary calcification is present on chest CT in some patients not taking statin therapy and may be under-reported...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297759/-expression-and-significance-of-integrin-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-and-fibronectin-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-from-autopsy-specimens
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X Yu, Q Q Zhang, B Wang, L Sun
Objective: To investigate the expression of integrin α5β1 and fibronectin in the human aorta and coronary artery, and their effects in the development of atherosclerosis. Methods: One hundred and twenty autopsy aorta and coronary artery specimens were collected, and the expression of CD68, actin, integrin α5β1 and fibronectin was detected by immunohistochemical staining. Atherosclerotic plaques were located by CD68 and actin staining, and the degree of coronary artery stenosis was determined by elastic fiber staining and NIH Scion Image(60...
March 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295660/in-stent-neoatherosclerosis-and-tissue-characteristics-of-restenotic-lesions-following-implantation-of-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-unrestricted-coronary-lesions-optical-frequency-domain-imaging-study
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Mahmoud Sabbah, Kazushige Kadota, Azza El-Eraky, Hanan M Kamal, Ahmed-Tageldien Abdellah, Ahmed El Hawary
BACKGROUND: Differences in stent platform, polymer coatings, and antirestenotic drugs among the current in use second-generation drug-eluting stents (G2-DESs) may induce significant variations in neointimal response and vascular healing, which may impact the prevalence of neoatherosclerosis (NA) and morphological appearance of the restenotic tissue. METHODS AND RESULTS: Utilizing Optical frequency domain imaging, two independent reviewers, retrospectively compared the prevalence of neoatherosclerosis (NA), and the morphological differences, and tissue characteristics of 50 G2-DESs in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions (35 everolimus-eluting stent [22 cobalt-chromium (CoCr), 13 platinum-chromium (PtCr)], and 15 biolimus-eluting stent [BES]) implanted liberally in unrestricted coronary lesions...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283359/impact-of-filter-convolution-and-displayed-field-of-view-on-estimation-of-coronary-agatston-scores-in-low-dose-lung-computed-tomography
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Yung-Liang Wan, Pei-Kwei Tsay, Patricia Wanping Wu, Yu-Hsiang Juan, Hui-Yu Tsai, Chung-Yin Lin, Chih-Sheng Yeh, Chun-Hua Wang, Chun-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) may be quantified on low-dose computed tomography (CT) of the lung (LDCT). This study aims to evaluate the effects of filter convolution (FC) and displayed field of view (dFOV) in a Toshiba 320-row CT scanner in quantifying CAC, and to compare the CAC scores obtained by LDCT with standard cardiac CT. METHODS: Fifty subjects (52 to 85years, mean 68.5, 36 males) with visible CAC underwent both standard cardiac CT and LDCT...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281786/susceptiveness-of-vitamin-k-epoxide-reductase-complex-subunit-1-gene-polymorphism-in-essential-hypertension
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Didem Turgut Cosan, Huseyin Ugur Yazıcı, Emine Colak, Ahu Soyocak, Irfan Degirmenci, Hulyam Kurt, Alparslan Birdane, Ertugrul Colak, Hasan Veysi Gunes
BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension (EH) is defined as worldwide public health problem and one of the important risk factors for development of human coronary artery disease. Increased peripheral arterial resistance is one of the distinguishing characteristics of EH. The extracellular deposition of calcium in the arterial wall is defined as vascular calcification, which results in aortic stiffness and elevation of blood pressure. Regulation of vascular calcification is physiologically limited by γ-carboxylated proteins that regulate mineralization...
March 10, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280728/the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-korean-males-a-cross-sectional-study
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Su-Hyun Nam, Sung-Goo Kang, Sang-Wook Song
Introduction. The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a significant systemic predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The coronary artery calcium score (CACS) reflects coronary artery calcification and is an independent risk factor for coronary artery stenosis. In the present study, we explored the relationship between the NLR and CACS in terms of subclinical inflammation and coronary artery calcification. Materials and Methods. We evaluated males and females who did not have CVD, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high fasting blood sugar levels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279437/coronary-plaque-characteristics-in-hemodialysis-dependent-patients-as-assessed-by-optical%C3%A2-coherence-tomography
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Chee Yang Chin, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Akiko Maehara, Wenbin Zhang, Cheolmin Tetsumin Lee, Myong Hwa Yamamoto, Lei Song, Yasir Parviz, Nisha B Jhalani, Sumit Mohan, Lloyd E Ratner, David J Cohen, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gregg W Stone, Richard A Shlofmitz, Tsunekazu Kakuta, Gary S Mintz, Ziad A Ali
Coronary arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been shown to exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and calcium. We aimed to assess characteristics of coronary plaque in hemodialysis (HD)-dependent patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT). This was a multicenter, retrospective study of 124 patients with stable angina who underwent OCT imaging. Sixty-two HD-dependent patients who underwent pre-intervention OCT for coronary artery disease were compared 1:1 with a cohort of patients without CKD, matched for age, diabetes mellitus, gender, and culprit vessel...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279371/carotid-plaque-lipid-content-and-fibrous-cap-status-predict-systemic-cv-outcomes-the-mri-substudy-in-aim-high
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Jie Sun, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Niranjan Balu, Moni B Neradilek, Daniel A Isquith, Kiyofumi Yamada, Gádor Cantón, John R Crouse, Todd J Anderson, John Huston, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel S Hippe, Nayak L Polissar, Chun Yuan, Thomas S Hatsukami
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether and what carotid plaque characteristics predict systemic cardiovascular outcomes in patients with clinically established atherosclerotic disease. BACKGROUND: Advancements in atherosclerosis imaging have allowed assessment of various plaque characteristics, some of which are more directly linked to the pathogenesis of acute cardiovascular events compared to plaque burden. METHODS: As part of the event-driven clinical trial AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes), subjects with clinically established atherosclerotic disease underwent multicontrast carotid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect plaque tissue composition and high-risk features...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274579/the-impact-of-fat-distribution-on-subclinical-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-middle-aged-chinese-adults
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Lin Ding, Kui Peng, Lin Lin, Mian Li, Tiange Wang, Meng Dai, Zhiyun Zhao, Min Xu, Jieli Lu, Yuhong Chen, Weiqing Wang, Yufang Bi, Yu Xu, Guang Ning
BACKGROUND: The relationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) depends not only on the amount of body fat but also on its distribution, which has not been fully investigated in Chinese populations. We aimed to compare measures of fat accumulation in associations with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in middle-aged Chinese adults. METHODS: A total of 548 participants aged 40-60years without previous history or clinical symptoms of CVD were randomly selected to undergo abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning and coronary CT angiography for the evaluation of subcutaneous and visceral fat accumulation and coronary atherosclerosis, respectively...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271012/deep-feature-learning-for-automatic-tissue-classification-of-coronary-artery-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Atefeh Abdolmanafi, Luc Duong, Nagib Dahdah, Farida Cheriet
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute childhood disease complicated by coronary artery aneurysms, intima thickening, thrombi, stenosis, lamellar calcifications, and disappearance of the media border. Automatic classification of the coronary artery layers (intima, media, and scar features) is important for analyzing optical coherence tomography (OCT) images recorded in pediatric patients. OCT has been known as an intracoronary imaging modality using near-infrared light which has recently been used to image the inner coronary artery tissues of pediatric patients, providing high spatial resolution (ranging from 10 to 20 μm)...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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