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Chern-En Chiang, Shih-Yi Lin, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Tzung-Dau Wang, Hung-I Yeh, Jung-Fu Chen, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yi-Jen Hung, Yi-Heng Li, Ping-Yen Liu, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Kang-Ling Wang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Kou-Gi Shyu, Wei-Shiung Yang, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Pao-Hsien Chu, Wei-Hsian Yin, Yen-Wen Wu, Hao-Min Cheng, Shyi-Jang Shin, Chien-Ning Huang, Lee-Ming Chuang, Shing-Jong Lin, San-Jou Yeh, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Jiunn-Lee Lin
The global incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes have been escalating in recent decades. Patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). About two-thirds of death in type 2 diabetes are due to ASCVD, including 40% from coronary heart disease (CHD), 15% from heart failure (HF), and 10% from stroke. The association between hyperglycemia and elevated CV risk has been demonstrated in multiple cohort studies. However, clinical trials of intensive glucose reduction did not significantly reduce macrovascular outcomes...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452596/relationship-between-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-composition-in-serum-phospholipids-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-and-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Malgorzata Poreba, Pawel Rostoff, Aleksander Siniarski, Magdalena Mostowik, Renata Golebiowska-Wiatrak, Jadwiga Nessler, Anetta Undas, Grzegorz Gajos
BACKGROUND: There are inconsistent data about the role of serum phospholipid fatty acid composition in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between serum phospholipid fatty acid composition, systemic low-grade inflammation, and glycemic control in high-risk T2DM patients. METHODS: Seventy-four patients (26% women, mean age 65.6 ± 6.8 years) with T2DM (median diabetes duration 10 years) and documented ASCVD (74 with coronary artery disease, 26 with peripheral arterial disease) were enrolled in the study...
February 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444987/cardiovascular-risk-prediction-functions-underestimate-risk-in-hiv-infection
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Virginia A Triant, Jeremiah Perez, Susan Regan, Joseph M Massaro, James B Meigs, Steven K Grinspoon, Ralph B D'Agostino
Background -Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is elevated in HIV-infected individuals, with contributions from both traditional and non-traditional risk factors. The accuracy of established CVD risk prediction functions in HIV is uncertain. We sought to assess the performance of three established CVD risk prediction functions in a longitudinal cohort of HIV-infected men. Methods -Framingham Heart Study (Framingham) functions for hard coronary heart disease (Framingham CHD) and atherosclerotic CVD (Framingham ASCVD) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA ASCVD) function were applied to the Partners HIV cohort...
February 14, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440909/clinical-characteristics-patterns-of-lipid-lowering-medication-use-and-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-among-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Thomas P Power, Xuehua Ke, Zhenxiang Zhao, Nicole Gidaya Bonine, Mark J Cziraky, Michael Grabner, John J Barron, Ralph Quimbo, Burkhard Vangerow, Peter P Toth
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate real-world patient characteristics, medication use, and health care resource utilization (HCRU) and costs among patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) as defined by 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines, to examine burden of disease and unmet needs, such as potential undertreatment. Patients and methods: This retrospective cohort study utilized a nationally representative managed care database to identify newly diagnosed ASCVD patients between January 1, 2007, and November 30, 2012 (index = first ASCVD diagnosis date) in the USA...
2018: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430577/phenotypic-and-metabolic-dichotomy-in-obesity-clinical-biochemical-and-immunological-correlates-of-metabolically-divergent-obese-phenotypes-in-healthy-south-asian-adults
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Khadija Irfan Khawaja, Saqib Ali Mian, Aziz Fatima, Ghulam Murtaza Tahir, Fehmida Farrukh Khan, Saira Burney, Ali Hasan, Faisal Masud
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic heterogeneity among obese individuals is thought to translate into variation in cardiovascular risk. Identifying obese people with an unfavourable metabolic profile may allow targeting preventive strategies towards those at greatest risk. This study aimed to identify clinical, biochemical and immunological differences between insulin sensitive and resistant obese subgroups, to understand the population-specific pathophysiological basis of the adverse cardiovascular risk profile in the latter group...
February 12, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420613/patient-reported-adherence-to-statin-therapy-barriers-to-adherence-and-perceptions-of-cardiovascular-risk
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Vicki Fung, Ilana Graetz, Mary Reed, Marc G Jaffe
BACKGROUND: Patient reports of their adherence behaviors, concerns about statins, and perceptions of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk could inform approaches for improving adherence to statin therapy. We examined these factors and their associations with adherence. METHODS: We conducted telephone interviews among a stratified random sample of adults receiving statins within an integrated delivery system (N = 730, 81% response rate) in 2010. We sampled equal numbers of individuals in three clinical risk categories: those with 1) coronary artery disease; 2) diabetes or other ASCVD diagnosis; and 3) no diabetes or ASCVD diagnoses...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420547/coronary-artery-calcium-before-and-after-hospitalization-with-pneumonia-the-mesa-study
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Vicente F Corrales-Medina, Girish Dwivedi, Monica Taljaard, William Petrcich, Joao A Lima, Sachin Yende, Richard A Kronmal, Julio A Chirinos
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological analyses demonstrate that pneumonia survivors have a higher risk of myocardial infarction than people with similar load of risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) but without pneumonia. This may be due to a higher baseline burden of ASCVD in patients with pneumonia that is not captured by the accounting of known ASCVD risk factors in epidemiological analyses or to unfavorable accelerating effects of pneumonia on atherosclerosis. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415207/progression-of-calcium-density-in-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-is-inversely-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-events
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Isac C Thomas, Robyn L McClelland, Matthew A Allison, Joachim H Ix, Erin D Michos, Nketi I Forbang, Wendy S Post, Nathan D Wong, Matthew J Budoff, Michael H Criqui
Aims: Little is known regarding the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) conferred by changes in the volume and density of ascending thoracic aorta calcium (ATAC) over time. We evaluated changes in ATAC volume and density scores and incident ASCVD events. Methods and results: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis is a prospective cohort study of individuals without baseline clinical ASCVD. Ascending thoracic aorta calcium was measured from baseline and follow-up (mean interval 2...
February 5, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412240/leisure-time-physical-activity-but-not-commuting-physical-activity-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-among-elsa-brasil-participants
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Francisco José Gondim Pitanga, Sheila M A Matos, Maria da Conceição Almeida, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Estela M L Aquino
BACKGROUND: Despite reports in the literature that both leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and commuting physical activity (CPA) can promote health benefits, the literature lacks studies comparing the associations of these domains of physical activity with cardiovascular risk scores. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between LTPA and CPA with different cardiovascular risk scores in the cohort of the Longitudinal Study of Adult Health ELSA-Brasil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with data from 13,721 participants of both genders, aged 35-74 years, free of cardiovascular disease, from ELSA Brazil...
February 1, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407888/inflammation-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-south-asians-the-mediators-of-atherosclerosis-in-south-asians-living-in-america-masala-study
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Anurag Mehta, Jaideep Patel, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Colby R Ayers, Ian J Neeland, Alka M Kanaya, Namratha Kandula, Michael J Blaha, Khurram Nasir, Roger S Blumenthal, Parag H Joshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammatory biomarkers and adipocytokines (IBA) may contribute to atherosclerosis by promoting vascular inflammation. The association between IBA and coronary artery calcium (CAC), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, is not well defined in South Asians (SA). We hypothesized that IBA (high sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP], tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α], adiponectin, and leptin) were independently associated with and improved discrimination of CAC among SA...
January 29, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407046/the-evolving-epidemiology-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-people-with-diabetes
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REVIEW
Francisco J Pasquel, Edward W Gregg, Mohammed K Ali
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is a leading global cause of death and accounts for most deaths among individuals with diabetes. This article reviews the latest observational and trial data on changes in the relationship between diabetes and ASCVD risk, remaining gaps in how the role of each risk factor is understood, and current knowledge about specific interventions. Differences between high-income countries and low-income and middle-income countries are examined, barriers and facilitators are discussed, and a discussion around the concept of ideal cardiovascular health factors (Life's Simple 7) is focused on...
March 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402296/sex-disparity-in-the-management-and-outcomes-of-dyslipidemia-of-diabetic-patients-in-the-arabian-gulf-findings-from-the-cepheus-study
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Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Fatma Al-Mahruqi, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Abdullah Shehab, Wael Al Mahmeed, Mohammed Arafah, Ali T Al-Hinai, Omer Al Tamimi, Mahmoud Al Awadhi, Raul D Santos
BACKGROUND: Little is known about sex gap in the management and outcomes of dyslipidemia among diabetics in the Arabian Gulf. The aim if this study was to determine sex differences in the management and outcomes of dyslipidemia in diabetic patients in the Arabian Gulf. METHODS: This study was derived from the Centralized Pan-Middle-East Survey on the management of hypercholesterolemia. Patients recruited were aged ≥18 years on lipid lowering drugs for ≥3 months (stable medication for ≥6 weeks)...
February 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385036/dietary-patterns-associated-with-lower-10-year-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-urban-african-american-and-white-adults-consuming-western-diets
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Marie Fanelli Kuczmarski, Barry A Bodt, Emily Stave Shupe, Alan B Zonderman, Michele K Evans
The study's objective was to determine whether variations in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association 10-year risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) were associated with differences in food consumption and diet quality. Findings from the baseline wave of Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study 2004-2009, revealed participants consumed a Western diet. Diet quality measures, specifically the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2010, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Mean Adequacy Ratio (MAR), based on two 24-h recalls collected during follow-up HANDLS studies from 2009-2013, were used...
January 31, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383677/pasireotide-treatment-reduces-cardiometabolic-risk-in-cushing-s-disease-patients-an-italian-multicenter-study
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A Albani, F Ferraù, A Ciresi, R Pivonello, C Scaroni, D Iacuaniello, M Zilio, V Guarnotta, A Alibrandi, E Messina, M Boscaro, C Giordano, A Colao, S Cannavo
PURPOSE: Patients with Cushing's disease (CD) experience metabolic alterations leading to increased cardiovascular mortality. Recently, the visceral adiposity index (VAI) has been proposed as a marker of visceral adipose tissue dysfunction (ATD) and of the related cardiometabolic risk. We aimed to evaluate the impact of 12-month pasireotide treatment on cardiometabolic risk in CD patients. METHODS: This is a multicentre, prospective, and observational study. Sixteen CD patients, referred to the Endocrine Units of the University Hospitals of Messina, Napoli, Padova, and Palermo (Italy), successfully treated with pasireotide for 12 month have been enrolled...
January 30, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382504/balanced-high-fat-diet-reduces-cardiovascular-risk-in-obese-women-although-changes-in-adipose-tissue-lipoproteins-and-insulin-resistance-differ-by-race
#15
K D Niswender, S Fazio, B A Gower, H J Silver
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that consuming a balanced high fat diet (BHFD) wherein total saturated fat was reduced and total unsaturated fat increased by proportionately balancing the type of fat (1/3 saturated, 1/3 monounsaturated, 1/3 polyunsaturated) led to significant improvements in inflammatory burden, blood pressure, and vascular function in obese premenopausal European American (EA) and African American (AA) women. OBJECTIVE: Here we compared changes in adipose tissue, lipoproteins, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk between EA and AA women...
January 27, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369166/novel-mediators-of-statin-effects-on-plaque-in-hiv-a-proteomics-approach
#16
Chris Defilippi, Janet Lo, Robert Christenson, Ida Grundberg, Lauren Stone, Markella V Zanni, Hang Lee, Steven Grinspoon
OBJECTIVE: HIV patients have increased atherosclerotic coronary vascular disease (ASCVD), thought to be mediated through inflammatory mechanisms. We hypothesized that among asymptomatic HIV+ patients with subclinical coronary plaque, statin therapy would modulate unique inflammatory and cardiovascular proteins in relation to change in subclinical coronary plaque volume. We tested this hypothesis using a novel proteomics approach. DESIGN: 40 HIV+ participants were randomized to atorvastatin (40 mg/day) vs...
January 23, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368965/consensus-statement-by-the-american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-on-the-comprehensive-type-2-diabetes-management-algorithm-2018-executive-summary
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Alan J Garber, Martin J Abrahamson, Joshua I Barzilay, Lawrence Blonde, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Michael A Bush, Samuel Dagogo-Jack, Ralph A DeFronzo, Daniel Einhorn, Vivian A Fonseca, Jeffrey R Garber, W Timothy Garvey, George Grunberger, Yehuda Handelsman, Irl B Hirsch, Paul S Jellinger, Janet B McGill, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Paul D Rosenblit, Guillermo E Umpierrez
A1C = hemoglobin A1C; AACE = American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; ACCORD = Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes; ACCORD BP = Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure; ACEI = angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor; ADVANCE = Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron MR Controlled Evaluation; AGI = alpha-glucosidase inhibitor; apo B = apolipoprotein B; ASCVD = atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; BAS = bile acid sequestrant; BCR-QR = bromocriptine quick release; BMI = body mass index; BP = blood pressure; CCB = calcium channel blocker; CHD = coronary heart disease; CKD = chronic kidney disease; CVD = cardiovascular disease; DASH = Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension; DPP4 = dipeptidyl peptidase 4; eGFR = estimated glomerular filtration rate; ER = extended release; FDA = Food and Drug Administration; GLP1 = glucagon-like peptide 1; HDL-C = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; IMPROVE-IT = Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial; LDL-C = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-P = low-density lipoprotein particle; Look AHEAD = Look Action for Health in Diabetes; NPH = neutral protamine Hagedorn; OSA = obstructive sleep apnea; RCT = randomized controlled trial; SU = sulfonylurea; SGLT2 = sodium glucose cotransporter-2; SMBG = self-monitoring of blood glucose; T2D = type 2 diabetes; TZD = thiazolidinedione; VADT = Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial...
January 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367213/trained-innate-immunity-as-a-novel-mechanism-linking-infection-and-the-development-of-atherosclerosis
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Jenneke Leentjens, Siroon Bekkering, Leo A Joosten, Mihai G Netea, David P Burgner, Niels P Riksen
Rationale: There is strong epidemiological evidence for an association between acute and chronic infections and the occurrence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. Monocyte-derived macrophages are the most abundant immune cells in atherosclerotic plaques. It has recently been established that monocytes/macrophages can develop a long-lasting pro-inflammatory phenotype after brief stimulation with micro-organisms or microbial products, which has been termed trained immunity...
January 24, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365675/correlation-between-the-chads2-cha2ds2-vasc-scores-and-the-incidence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-individuals-without-atrial-fibrilation-and-their-comparison-with-hellenic-score-and-ascvd-risk
#19
Fotios Barkas, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Eleftherios Klouras, Aggelos Liontos, George Liamis, Moses Elisaf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365432/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-pcsk9-inhibitor-alirocumab-300-mg-every-4-weeks-in-patients-with-ascvd
#20
Eli Roth, Patrick M Moriarty, Jean Bergeron, Gisle Langslet, Garen Manvelian, Jian Zhao, Marie T Baccara-Dinet, Daniel J Rader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
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