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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219666/relation-of-iliac-artery-calcium-with-adiposity-measures-and-peripheral-artery-disease
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Jane J Lee, Alison Pedley, Ido Weinberg, Kathryn A Britton, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Emily Manders, Caroline S Fox, Joanne M Murabito
Arterial calcification is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To improve the understanding of the pathogenesis involved with iliac artery calcium (IAC), we sought to examine the associations between the burden of IAC with adiposity measures and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Participants (n = 1,236, 52% women, mean age 60 years) were drawn from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort who underwent multidetector computed tomography. The extent of IAC was quantified based on calcified atherosclerotic plaques detected in the iliac arteries...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216252/calcification-of-the-splenic-iliac-and-breast-arteries-and-risk-of-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality
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Eva J E Hendriks, Joline W J Beulens, Pim A de Jong, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Wei-Ning Sun, C Michael Wright, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison, Joachim H Ix
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CVD risks associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and aortic calcification (AC) are well known, but less is known about other calcified arteries. We aimed to assess the associations of arterial calcification in the breast, splenic, and internal and external iliac arteries with CVD risk factors and mortality. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study nested in a cohort of 5196 individuals who self-referred or were referred by a health care provider for whole body computed tomography (CT), including a random subcohort (n = 395) and total and CVD mortality cases (n = 298 and n = 90), who died during a median follow-up of 9...
January 30, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210769/preprocedural-risk-assessment-prior-to-ppvi-with-cmr-and-cardiac-ct
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Ladonna Malone, Brian Fonseca, Thomas Fagan, Jane Gralla, Neil Wilson, Micheal DiMaria, Uyen Truong, Lorna P Browne
Percutaneous pulmonary valve intervention (PPVI) is a less invasive and less costly approach to pulmonary valve replacement compared with the surgical alternative. Potential complications of PPVI include coronary compression and pulmonary arterial injury/rupture. The purpose of this study was to characterize the morphological risk factors for PPVI complication with cardiac MRI and cardiac CTA. A retrospective review of 88 PPVI procedures was performed. 44 patients had preprocedural cardiac MRIs or CTAs available for review...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209366/quantifying-aortic-valve-calcification-using-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Abdulrahman M Alqahtani, Kevin E Boczar, Vinay Kansal, Kwan Chan, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve calcification (AVC) has been associated with major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. We sought to develop and validate a method to quantify AVC using coronary CT angiography (CTA). METHODS: Of 59 patients who underwent both non-contrast and contrast enhanced coronary CTA, 25 patients served as the derivation cohort and 34 patients served as the validation cohort. For non-contrast enhanced CT, quantification of AVC was performed using the Agatston method for coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208902/study-of-aortic-valve-sclerosis-as-a-marker-of-atherosclerosis-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Preeti Jane Picardo, Peter Daniel S Khariong, Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Narang Naku, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma, K Lenish Singh
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve sclerosis has been shown to be associated with increased incidence, chances of developing myocardial infarction and even death. The epidemiological risk factors causing calcification of aortic valves have also been found to cause atherosclerosis. AIM: To analyse the epidemiological risk factors causing aortic valve sclerosis which have been studied in details and analysed to see whether they cause any significant increase in the incidence of cardiovascular events...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205492/significant-inverse-association-of-equol-producer-status-with-coronary-artery-calcification-but-not-dietary-isoflavones-in-healthy-japanese-men
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Vasudha Ahuja, Katsuyuki Miura, Abhishek Vishnu, Akira Fujiyoshi, Rhobert Evans, Maryam Zaid, Naoko Miyagawa, Takashi Hisamatsu, Aya Kadota, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Akira Sekikawa
Equol, a metabolite of the dietary isoflavone daidzein, is produced by the action of gut bacteria in some individuals who are termed as equol-producers. It is proposed to have stronger atheroprotective properties than dietary isoflavones. We examined a cross-sectional association of dietary isoflavones and equol-producer status with coronary artery calcification (CAC), a biomarker of coronary atherosclerosis, among men in Japan. A population-based sample of 272 Japanese men aged 40-49 years recruited from 2004 to 2007 was examined for serum isoflavones, serum equol, CAC and other factors...
January 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202259/coronary-artery-calcium-score-as-a-predictor-for-incident-stroke-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kongkiat Chaikriangkrai, Hye Yeon Jhun, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Aref Bin Abdulhak, Gardar Sigurdsson, Faisal Nabi, John J Mahmarian, Su Min Chang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) is a well-established test for risk stratifying asymptomatic patients for overall cardiovascular or coronary events. However; the prognostic value for incident stroke remains controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the predictive value of CACS obtained by non-contrast electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography for incident stroke. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane databases for prospective longitudinal studies of CACS which reported the incidence of stroke...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202247/radiological-characteristics-of-atrial-myxoma-in-cardiac-computed-tomography
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Kawa Haji, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Although the primary role of Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) is assessment of the coronary arteries, the technique also allows detailed examination of cardiac structures and other cardiac pathologies including cardiac myxoma. However, limited data exists regarding the CCT characteristics of cardiac myxoma. OBJECTIVE: To describe the radiological characteristics of a series of cardiac myxomas in CCT. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients at our tertiary urban referral centre with cardiac myxoma on CCT over a seven-year period between July 2008 and July 2015...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199411/cortical-porosity-not-superior-to-conventional-densitometry-in-identifying-hemodialysis-patients-with-fragility-fracture
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Bernhard Bielesz, Janina M Patsch, Lukas Fischer, Marija Bojic, Wolfgang Winnicki, Michael Weber, Daniel Cejka
Hemodialysis (HD) patients face increased fracture risk, which is further associated with elevated risk of hospitalization and mortality. High-resolution peripheral computed tomography (HR-pQCT) has advanced our understanding of bone disease in chronic kidney disease by characterizing distinct changes in both the cortical and trabecular compartments. Increased cortical porosity (Ct.Po) has been shown to be associated with fracture in patients with osteopenia or in postmenopausal diabetic women. We tested whether the degree of Ct...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193446/usefulness-of-calcium-scoring-as-a-screening-examination-in-patients-with-a-history-of-kawasaki-disease
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Andrew M Kahn, Matthew J Budoff, Lori B Daniels, Jun Oyamada, John B Gordon, Jane C Burns
Subsets of patients with a remote history of Kawasaki disease (KD) have coronary artery aneurysms with associated risks of late morbidity. In a pilot study, we previously showed that computed tomography (CT) coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring detects late CAC in patients with aneurysms and a remote history of KD. We performed CT calcium volume scoring in 166 subjects (median age 19.5 years) with a remote history of KD (median interval from KD to CT 15.1 years). Coronary arteries were classified as normal (n = 100), transiently dilated (n = 23), persistently dilated (n = 10), remodeled aneurysm (n = 9), or aneurysm (n = 24) based on echocardiography...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193134/non-coronary-vascular-calcification-bone-mineral-density-and-muscle-mass-in-institutionalized-frail-nonagenarians
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Fernando Idoate, Eduardo L Cadore, Alvaro Casas-Herrero, Fabricio Zambom-Ferraresi, Nicolas Martinez-Velilla, Leocadio Rodriguez-Mañas, Pedro M Azkarate, Martim Bottaro, Robison Ramírez-Vélez, Mikel Izquierdo
The purpose of this study was to compare the vascular calcification at thoracic (TAC) and ab-dominal (AAC) aorta, iliac (IAC) and femoral (FAC) arteries, and bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar vertebrae between frail and robust nonagenarians, as well as to verify the associations between vascular calcification with BMD, muscle tissue quality and quantity in both groups. Forty-two elderly subjects participated in this study: 29 institutionalized frail (92.0±3.2 years) and 13 ro-bust (89.0±4.0 years) elderly participants...
February 14, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192729/absence-of-association-between-gallstone-and-coronary-artery-calcification
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Chang Hee Kwon, Jung Gyu Kang, Hyun Jong Lee, Nan Hee Kim, Joo-Wook Sung, EunSun Cheong, Ki-Chul Sung
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gallstone has been suggested to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an excellent value to predict future CVD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between gallstone and CAC. METHODS: Data were analyzed from an occupational cohort of 46,893 subjects (37,557 men and 9336 women) between 2011 and 2014. Participants with cancer or CVD histories or missing data at baseline were excluded from the study...
February 1, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192277/cdkn2a-p16ink4-a-expression-is-associated-with-vascular-progeria-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Peter Stenvinkel, Karin Luttropp, Dagmara McGuinness, Anna Witasp, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Annika Wernerson, Louise Nordfors, Martin Schalling, Jonaz Ripsweden, Lars Wennberg, Magnus Söderberg, Peter Bárány, Hannes Olauson, Paul G Shiels
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) display a progeric vascular phenotype linked to apoptosis, cellular senescence and osteogenic transformation. This has proven intractable to modelling appropriately in model organisms. We have therefore investigated this directly in man, using for the first time validated cellular biomarkers of ageing (CDKN2A/p16(INK4a), SA-β-Gal) in arterial biopsies from 61 CKD patients undergoing living donor renal transplantation. We demonstrate that in the uremic milieu, increased arterial expression of CDKN2A/p16(INK4a) associated with vascular progeria in CKD, independently of chronological age...
February 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191876/clinical-and-angiographic-predictors-of-hemodynamically-significant-angiographic-lesions-development-and-validation-of-a-risk-score-to-predict-positive-fractional-flow-reserve
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Nishtha Sareen, Usman Baber, Safwan Kezbor, Sonny Sayseng, Melissa Aquino, Roxana Mehran, Joseph Sweeny, Nitin Barman, Annapoorna Kini, Samin K Sharma
AIMS: Coronary revascularization based upon physiological evaluation of lesions improves clinical outcomes. Angiographic or visual stenosis assessment alone is insufficient in predicting hemodynamic stenosis severity by Fractional Flow reserve (FFR) and therefore cannot be used to guide revascularization, particularly in the lesion subset (<70%). Accordingly, we sought to identify independent determinants of angiographic intermediate lesions with hemodynamic significance. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed consecutive intermediate lesions for patients from January 2014-April 2015 at our institution...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191873/orbital-atherectomy-treatment-of-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-in-patients-with-impaired-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-one-year-outcomes-from-the-orbit-ii-study
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Michael S Lee, Brad J Martinsen, Richard Shlofmitz, Evan Shlofmitz, Arthur C Lee, Jeffrey Chambers
AIMS: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) is challenging. The ORBIT II study demonstrated the safety and efficacy of orbital atherectomy (OA) in patients with severe CAC. Microparticulate liberated during OA may disturb coronary microcirculation. We evaluated OA treatment in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients were grouped by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF): 26-40% (n=33), 41-50% (n=90), and >50% (n=314)...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189040/an-anti-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-antibody-inhibits-coronary-artery-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-pigs
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L A Maile, W H Busby, G Xi, K P Gollahan, W Flowers, N Gafbacik, S Gafbacik, K Stewart, E P Merricks, T C Nichols, D A Bellinger, D R Clemmons
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis. Hyperglycemia stimulates vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) to secrete ligands that bind to the αVβ3 integrin, a receptor that regulates VSMC proliferation and migration. This study determined whether an antibody that had previously been shown to block αVβ3 activation and to inhibit VSMC proliferation and migration in vitro, inhibited the development of atherosclerosis in diabetic pigs. METHODS: Twenty diabetic pigs were maintained on a high fat diet for 22 weeks...
January 27, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183464/transradial-coronary-interventions-for-complex-chronic-total-occlusions
#17
Yutaka Tanaka, Noriaki Moriyama, Tomoki Ochiai, Takuma Takada, Kazuki Tobita, Koki Shishido, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shingo Mizuno, Masato Murakami, Junya Matsumi, Saeko Takahashi, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess whether the transradial approach can be applied to treat complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) and to determine the predictors of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failure. BACKGROUND: Consistent data on the outcomes of transradial PCI for treating CTO are scarce. METHODS: Consecutive patients who were not receiving hemodialysis and had undergone PCI for CTO were enrolled...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182682/prognostic-impact-of-alkaline-phosphatase-measured-at-time-of-presentation-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Pyung Chun Oh, Kyounghoon Lee, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jeonggeun Moon, Hyun Woo Park, Ho-Jun Jang, Sang-Don Park, Sung Woo Kwon, Jon Suh, Woong Chol Kang
BACKGROUND: Serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has been shown to be a prognostic factor in several subgroups of patients due to its promotion of vascular calcification. However, the prognostic impact of serum ALP level in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with a relatively low calcification burden has not been determined. We aimed to investigate the association of ALP level measured at time of presentation on clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI requiring primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180008/use-of-orbital-atherectomy-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-via-the-transradial-approach
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Samer Mowakeaa, Branden Snyder, Nikolaos Kakouros
Severe coronary artery calcifications pose an ongoing challenge when performing percutaneous coronary interventions, resulting in an increased likelihood of procedural complications. Orbital atherectomy (OA) has emerged as a promising technology that helps improve outcomes in this complex patient population. Its safety and efficacy are yet to be demonstrated in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. We present a case of a patient with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) evaluated with emergent transradial coronary angiography...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171827/vascular-inflammation-and-media-calcification-are-already-present-in-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kerstin Benz, Ildiko Varga, Daniel Neureiter, Valentina Campean, Christoph Daniel, Christian Heim, Albrecht Reimann, Michael Weyand, Karl F Hilgers, Kerstin Amann
BACKGROUND: While patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of classical coronary risk factors, there is increasing evidence that atherosclerosis is different in renal compared to nonrenal patients. Therefore, the present study compares changes in different vessels obtained at cardiac surgery between patients with early and advanced CKD and nonrenal control patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients undergoing cardiac bypass surgery were divided into three groups: (i) 24 control patients with creatinine <1...
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
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