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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926994/microvessels-of-the-heart-formation-regeneration-and-dysfunction
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Ioakim Spyridopoulos, Helen M Arthur
This issue of Microcirculation focusses on the special topic of "microvessels of the heart" and contains five state-of-the-art reviews and one expert article that reflect current efforts to address the major gaps in our understanding of these key microvessels. In the adult heart, most attention until recently (especially among the clinical cardiology community) has been given to the main coronary arteries, which are the culprit vessels in patients with coronary artery disease, including its most serious manifestation, acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 7, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926474/the-association-of-thyroid-function-and-the-risk-of-kidney-function-decline-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Layal Chaker, Sanaz Sedaghat, Ewout J Hoorn, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Albert Hofman, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Abbas Dehghan, Robin P Peeters
OBJECTIVES: Thyroid dysfunction has been associated with kidney function decline, but mainly in cross-sectional studies. Therefore, we aimed to determine the association between thyroid and kidney function in a prospective population-based cohort study longitudinally. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Participants aged ≥45 years from the Rotterdam Study with thyroid and kidney function assessment were included. Kidney function and new onset chronic kidney disease (CKD) were defined using estimated glomerular filtration ate (eGFR), with CKD defined as eGFR <60 mL/min/1...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926465/freestyle-stentless-bioprosthesis-for-aortic-valve-therapy-17-year-clinical-results
#3
Juergen Ennker, Markus Meilwes, Joern Pons-Kuehnemann, Bernd Niemann, Philippe Grieshaber, Ina C Ennker, Andreas Boening
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement with stentless bioprostheses has been shown to produce lower aortic gradients than stented bioprostheses, thus facilitating left ventricular mass regression and preventing heart failure. We sought to determine the long-term results of stentless biological aortic valve replacement over a 17-year follow-up. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2012, 2551 patients underwent isolated aortic valve replacement with a stentless prosthesis (Medtronic Freestyle) at a single center...
November 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925659/impaired-left-atrial-conduit-function-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-poorly-controlled-diabetes-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-study
#4
Ali Hosseinsabet, Reza Mohseni-Badalabadi, Ali Moinfar
OBJECTIVES: The myocardium can be affected by diabetes mellitus. The effects of blood glucose control on some organs such as the kidney and eye have been previously reported. The aim of our study was to evaluate left atrial function via 2-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking echocardiography in a group of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with well-controlled diabetes (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] < 7%) and to compare it with that in a group of CAD patients with poorly controlled diabetes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925053/risk-factor-paradox-in-the-occurrence-of-cardiac-arrest-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients
#5
Silvia Aguiar Rosa, Ana Teresa Timóteo, Marta Afonso Nogueira, Adriana Belo, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Objective: To compare patients without previously diagnosed cardiovascular risk factors) and patients with one or more risk factors admitted with acute coronary syndrome. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of patients admitted with first episode of acute coronary syndrome without previous heart disease, who were included in a national acute coronary syndrome registry. The patients were divided according to the number of risk factors, as follows: 0 risk factor (G0), 1 or 2 risk factors (G1 - 2) and 3 or more risk factors (G ≥ 3)...
December 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924825/an-integrated-strategy-for-global-qualitative-and-quantitative-profiling-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-formulas-baoyuan-decoction-as-a-case
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Xiaoli Ma, Xiaoyu Guo, Yuelin Song, Lirui Qiao, Wenguang Wang, Mingbo Zhao, Pengfei Tu, Yong Jiang
Clarification of the chemical composition of traditional Chinese medicine formulas (TCMFs) is a challenge due to the variety of structures and the complexity of plant matrices. Herein, an integrated strategy was developed by hyphenating ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF), hybrid triple quadrupole-linear ion trap mass spectrometry (Qtrap-MS), and the novel post-acquisition data processing software UNIFI to achieve automatic, rapid, accurate, and comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the chemical components in TCMFs...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924759/sudden-cardiac-death-in-south-india-incidence-risk-factors-and-pathology
#7
Uma N Srivatsa, K Swaminathan, K Sithy Athiya Munavarah, Ezra Amsterdam, K Shantaraman
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major cause of mortality secondary to coronary artery disease (CAD) in the industrialized societies. Although South Asians have a high prevalence of CAD, the frequency and underlying pathology of SCD among this population are unknown. METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients presenting with unexplained sudden death (USD) in a tertiary care center were reviewed. Patients with trauma, violent deaths, positive toxicology and non-cardiac pathology were excluded to determine sudden cardiac death (SCD)...
July 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924213/drug-eluting-stents-appear-superior-to-bare-metal-stents-for-vein-graft-pci-in-vessels-up-to-a-stent-diameter-of-4-mm
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Oliver P Guttmann, Daniel A Jones, Kassem A Safwan, Sean Gallagher, Krishnaraj S Rathod, Steve Hamshere, Elliot J Smith, Ajay K Jain, Anthony Mathur, Andrew Wragg, Charles J Knight, Roshan Weerackody
BACKGROUND: Research trials have shown improved short-term outcome with drug-eluting stents (DES) over bare metal stents (BMS) in saphenous vein graft (SVG) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), primarily by reducing target vessel revascularization (TVR) for in-stent restenosis. We compared the outcomes in patients undergoing SVG stent implantation treated with DES or BMS. In exploratory analyses we investigated the influence of stent generation and diameter. METHODS: Data were obtained from a prospective database of 657 patients who underwent PCI for SVG lesions between 2003 and 2011...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924211/circulating-mir-126-and-mir-499-reflect-progression-of-cardiovascular-disease-correlations-with-uric-acid-and-ejection-fraction
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Masoud Khanaghaei, Fereshtah Tourkianvalashani, Seyedhossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Nasrin Ghasemi, Mahdi Rahaie, Vahid Khorramshahi, Akhtar Sheikhpour, Zahra Heydari, Fatemeh Pourrajab
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess plasma levels of endothelium- and heart-associated microRNAs (miRNAs) miR-126 and miR-499, respectively, using quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. METHODS: A two-step analysis was conducted on 75 patients undergoing off-pomp coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Five biomarkers of inflammation and cardiac injury were assessed in addition to the above-mentioned miRNAs. RESULTS: Plasma concentrations of miRNAs were found to be significantly correlated with plasma levels of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) (miR-499, r 0...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923857/dietary-patterns-and-the-secondary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-disease
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October 14, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923814/mir-483-targeting-of-ctgf-suppresses-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-therapeutic-implications-in-kawasaki-disease
#11
Ming He, Zhen Chen, Marcy Martin, Jin Zhang, Panjamaporn Sangwung, Brian Woo, Adriana Tremoulet, Chisato Shimizu, Mukesh K Jain, Jane C Burns, John Shyy
RATIONALE: Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT) is implicated in myofibroblast-like cell-mediated damage to the coronary arterial wall in acute Kawasaki disease (KD) patients, as evidenced by positive staining for connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and EndoMT markers in KD autopsy tissues. However, little is known about the molecular basis of EndoMT involved in KD. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the microRNA (miRNA) regulation of CTGF and the consequent EndoMT in KD pathogenesis...
December 6, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923782/comparing-arterial-function-parameters-for-the-prediction-of-coronary-heart-disease-events-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Elizabeth K Hom, Daniel A Duprez, David R Jacobs, David A Bluemke, Lyndia C Brumback, Joseph F Polak, Carmen A Peralta, Philip Greenland, Sheryl L Magzamen, João A C Lima, Alban Redheuil, David M Herrington, James H Stein, Dhananjay Vaidya, Pamela Ouyang, Joel D Kaufman
Arterial dysfunction has been linked to decline in cardiac function and increased risk of cardiovascular disease events. We calculated the value of arterial function, measured at baseline (2000-2002), in predicting time to first coronary heart disease (CHD) event (median follow-up, 10.2 years) among participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Measures included the following: C1 and C2, derived from diastolic pulse contour analysis from the radial artery blood pressure waveform obtained by tonometry (n = 6,336); carotid distensibility and Young's elastic modulus at the carotid artery, derived from carotid artery ultrasonography (n = 6,531 and 6,528); and aortic distensibility, measured using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (n = 3,677)...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923390/the-rapid-ctca-trial-rapid-assessment-of-potential-ischaemic-heart-disease-with-ctca-a-multicentre-parallel-group-randomised-trial-to-compare-early-computerised-tomography-coronary-angiography-versus-standard-care-in-patients-presenting-with-suspected-or-confirmed
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Alasdair J Gray, Carl Roobottom, Jason E Smith, Steve Goodacre, Katherine Oatey, Rachel O'Brien, Robert F Storey, Lumine Na, Steff C Lewis, Praveen Thokala, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Emergency department attendances with chest pain requiring assessment for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are a major global health issue. Standard assessment includes history, examination, electrocardiogram (ECG) and serial troponin testing. Computerised tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) enables additional anatomical assessment of patients for coronary artery disease (CAD) but has only been studied in very low-risk patients. This trial aims to investigate the effect of early CTCA upon interventions, event rates and health care costs in patients with suspected/confirmed ACS who are at intermediate risk...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923348/comparison-of-different-statistical-approaches-for-urinary-peptide-biomarker-detection-in-the-context-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Eleanor Stanley, Eleni Ioanna Delatola, Esther Nkuipou-Kenfack, William Spooner, Walter Kolch, Joost P Schanstra, Harald Mischak, Thomas Koeck
BACKGROUND: When combined with a clinical outcome variable, the size, complexity and nature of mass-spectrometry proteomics data impose great statistical challenges in the discovery of potential disease-associated biomarkers. The purpose of this study was thus to evaluate the effectiveness of different statistical methods applied for urinary proteomic biomarker discovery and different methods of classifier modelling in respect of the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in 197 study subjects and the prognostication of acute coronary syndromes in 368 study subjects...
December 6, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923262/circulating-levels-of-lamp2-in-coronary-artery-disease-association-with-serum-lipid-profile
#15
M Teimouri, P Shabani, F Zali, M Najafi, H Shateri, M Asadnia, A Vatannejad, M Najafi, M Doosti
Whereas several in vitro and in vivo studies have described the role of lysosomal associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP2) in lipid homeostasis, there is no study addressing LAMP2 serum concentration and its association with lipid profiles in the context of coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to determine the LAMP2 serum concentration and its association with serum lipid profiles as well as the gene expression of LAMP2 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of CAD patients and control group. Circulating levels of LAMP2 were quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in CAD patients (n=85) and control group (n=65) and correlation to lipid parameters was assessed...
December 6, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923158/effect-of-intensive-lipid-lowering-therapies-on-cholinesterase-activity-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Edyta Pytel, Bożena Bukowska, Maria Koter-Michalak, Małgorzata Olszewska-Banaszczyk, Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Marlena Broncel
BACKGROUND: Many disease entities, including coronary artery disease (CAD), demonstrate abnormalities in the activity of cholinesterases. As CAD is characterized by an increase in cholesterol level, patients with this disease are treated with lipid-lowering drugs. The present study attempts to determine how statin or combined statin and ezetimibe therapy influences cholinesterase activity. METHODS: Plasma and erythrocytes were isolated from the peripheral blood of CAD patients (n=61) and healthy subjects (n=63)...
September 21, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922809/impact-of-coronary-artery-disease-on-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-is-preoperative-coronary-revascularization-necessary
#17
Dhaval Chauhan, Mohammad Thawabi, Nicky Haik, Bruce J Haik, Chunguang Chen, Marc Cohen, Mark Russo
BACKGROUND: There remains much controversy on impact of preoperative coronary artery disease (CAD) and necessity of preoperative coronary revascularization on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively for 364 consecutive patients undergoing TAVR at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey, from May 15, 2012 to September 17, 2015. Preoperative CAD burden was calculated by three different measures of CAD: SYNTAX score, Duke Myocardial Jeopardy score (DMJS), and number of diseased coronary arteries...
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922586/hyperuricemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-clinical-review
#18
REVIEW
Álvaro Gudiño Gomezjurado
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Several risk factors have been associated with the development of these pathologies. However, there is controversy about whether hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. To answer this question, we performed a recent literature review of relevant published material to assess the association of hyperuricemia with four major cardiovascular diseases: hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation...
November 15, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922567/validity-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-s-psychosocial-screening-interview-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-the-thoresci-study
#19
Eveline van Montfort, Johan Denollet, Jos Widdershoven, Nina Kupper
AIM: To examine the validity of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) psychosocial screening instrument. METHOD: 508 acute (67%) or elective (33%) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients (mean age=63 years, SD=10; 81% male) completed the ESC screening interview and established questionnaires for psychosocial risk markers, i.e., depression (PHQ-9), anxiety (GAD-7), Type D personality (DS14), hostility (CMHS-7), and marital/work stress (MMQ-6, ERI) during or close after hospital admission...
December 2, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922522/chronic-kidney-disease-predicts-coronary-plaque-vulnerability-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
#20
Jiannan Dai, Lei Xing, Jingbo Hou, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Jinwei Tian, Lin Lin, Lulu Li, Yinchun Zhu, Gonghui Zheng, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: The addition of cystatin C to creatinine in calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is known to improve the risk prediction for cardiovascular events. We sought to investigate the associations between eGFRs calculated by three Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations and coronary plaque phenotype by optical coherence tomography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed 181 nonculprit plaques from 116 coronary artery disease patients...
December 2, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
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