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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915687/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915229/the-optimal-night-time-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-schedule-agreement-with-ambulatory-blood-pressure-and-association-with-organ-damage
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Anastasios Kollias, Emmanuel Andreadis, Gerasimos Agaliotis, George N Kolyvas, Apostolos Achimastos, George S Stergiou
OBJECTIVE: Night-time home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring has emerged as a feasible, reliable and low-cost alternative to ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring. This study evaluated the optimal schedule of night-time HBP monitoring in terms of agreement with night-time ABP and association with preclinical target-organ damage. METHODS: Untreated hypertensive adults were evaluated with ABP (24-h) and HBP monitoring (daytime: six days, duplicate morning and evening measurements; night-time: three nights, three-hourly automated measurements/night), and determination of left ventricular mass index, common carotid intima-media thickness and urinary albumin excretion...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912051/the-relationship-between-coronary-artery-disease-risk-factors-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children
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Dan White, Rebecca Place, Timothy Michael, Eric Hoffman, Paul M Gordon, Paul Visich
OBJECTIVE: To determine the number of coronary artery disease risk factors and the individual coronary artery disease risk factors that have a negative influence on carotid intima-media thickness in children. STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and nineteen children (mean age 10.51 ± 0.52 years; 51% female) participated. Each subject was assessed for carotid intima-media thickness, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), glucose, body mass index (BMI), and resting blood pressure...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910811/impact-of-age-and-aerobic-exercise-training-on-conduit-artery-wall-thickness-role-of-the-shear-pattern
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Koichiro Tanahashi, Keisei Kosaki, Yuriko Sawano, Toru Yoshikawa, Kaname Tagawa, Hiroshi Kumagai, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Seiji Maeda
Hemodynamic shear stress is the frictional force of blood on the arterial wall. The shear pattern in the conduit artery affects the endothelium and may participate in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. We investigated the role of the shear pattern in age- and aerobic exercise-induced changes in conduit artery wall thickness via cross-sectional and interventional studies. In a cross-sectional study, we found that brachial shear rate patterns and brachial artery intima-media thickness (IMT) correlated with age...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910282/characterization-of-intravascular-cellular-activation-in-relationship-to-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-postmenopausal-women
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Muthuvel Jayachandran, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kent R Bailey, Brian D Lahr, Virginia M Miller
OBJECTIVE: Mechanisms and interactions among intravascular cells contributing to development of subclinical atherosclerosis are poorly understood. In women, both menopausal status and pregnancy history influence progression of atherosclerosis. This study examined activation and interactions among blood elements with subclinical atherosclerosis in menopausal women with known pregnancy histories. METHODS: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, was measured using B-mode ultrasound in age- and parity-matched women [40 with and 40 without a history of preeclampsia] 35 years after the index pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904456/association-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-in-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-study-from-south-india
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Jaydip Ray Chauduri, K Rukmini Mridula, Matapathi Umamashesh, Banda Balaraju, V C S Srinivasarao Bandaru
BACKGROUND: Abnormal carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a marker of carotid atherosclerosis which is a risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies have found an association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency with abnormal carotid IMT. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels with carotid IMT in Indian participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively recruited 300 participants at Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, during the study period between January 2012 and December 2014...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904249/relationship-between-serum-uric-acid-and-vascular-function-and-structure-markers-and-gender-difference-in-a-real-world-population-of-china-from-beijing-vascular-disease-patients-evaluation-study-best-study
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Huan Liu, Jinbo Liu, Hongwei Zhao, Yingyan Zhou, Lihong Li, Hongyu Wang
AIM: The study was done to establish the relationship between serum uric acid (UA) and vascular function and structure parameters including carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV), carotid radial pulse wave velocity (CR-PWV), cardio ankle vascular index (CAVI), ankle brachial index (ABI), and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and the gender difference in a real-world population from China. METHODS: A total of 979 subjects were enrolled (aged 60.86±11...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901415/effect-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-on-inflammatory-cytokines-and-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Fa Jin, Jiannan Liu, Xiuwei Zhang, Wei Cai, Yuqiong Zhang, Wei Zhang, Jian Yang, Gan Lu, Xilong Zhang
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is known to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis (AS), derived from a series of chronic inflammatory reactions caused by hypoxia. However, the association between chronic inflammation and high blood pressure caused by hypoxia remains to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on inflammatory cytokines and AS. A total of 100 patients with OSAS and 50 healthy control subjects were enrolled...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892255/does-cardiovascular-risk-vary-according-to-the-criteria-for-a-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Sedef Ramoglu, Tevfik Yoldemir, Kemal Atasayan, Dilek Gogas Yavuz
AIM: The risk of cardiovascular disease is higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared to healthy individuals. Chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, hyperandrogenemia, hyperlipidemia and increased oxidative stress are known to have a role in the formation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate if cardiovascular risk varied according to different PCOS criteria, using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), which is an important marker of major cardiovascular events in the later stages of life...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891732/effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hiv-infected-youth
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Allison Ross Eckard, Paolo Raggi, Mary Ann O'Riordan, Julia C Rosebush, Danielle Labbato, Ann Chahroudi, Joshua H Ruff, Christopher T Longenecker, Vin Tangpricha, Grace A McComsey
Viral suppression with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) dramatically improves survival in HIV-infected individuals. Yet, this population has more age-related co-morbidities, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD), and these co-morbidities occur at an earlier age than in the general population (1) . Similar to their adult counterparts, data show that HIV-infected youth are also at an increased risk of development of these HIV-related co-morbidities later in life, despite few clinical manifestations in younger age (2) ...
September 11, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889188/factors-associated-with-accelerated-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-without-overt-cardiovascular-disease
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Alessandro Giollo, Andrea Dalbeni, Giovanni Cioffi, Federica Ognibeni, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Giovanni Orsolini, Pietro Minuz, Maurizio Rossini, Cristiano Fava, Ombretta Viapiana
Data on the progression of atherosclerosis in spondyloarthritis (SpA) are scarce, despite a high burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of an accelerated subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with SpA. Study participants were 66 patients free of CVD classified according to ASAS criteria. The patients were evaluated at baseline and after 13.5 ± 3.6 months. Ultrasound measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and distensibility coefficient (cDC) were used to assess the extent of subclinical atherosclerosis...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888114/carotid-stiffness-extra-media-thickness-and-visceral-adiposity-in-young-adults
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Wesley K Lefferts, Susan D Sperry, Randall S Jorgensen, Ari G Kasprowicz, Michael R Skilton, Arturo Figueroa, Kevin S Heffernan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carotid extra-media thickness (EMT) encompasses arterial adventitia and perivascular adipose tissue (PAT). Adventitial remodeling and PAT may contribute independently to functional (stiffness) and structural (remodeling) changes in artery wall properties. Visceral adiposity may contribute to PAT, thereby affecting artery stiffness. We investigated the relationships between carotid artery stiffness, EMT, and visceral adiposity in young, healthy individuals. METHODS: 135 healthy males (20 ± 2 yr, body mass index [BMI] 24...
September 1, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885318/gamma-prime-%C3%AE-fibrinogen-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Pamela J Schreiner, Duke Appiah, Aaron R Folsom
: We assessed if γ' fibrinogen, an isoform of fibrinogen, is independently associated with subclinical atherosclerosis beyond total fibrinogen in black and white men and women participating in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Fasting γ' fibrinogen was measured in 6847 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities participants, ages 51-70 years, in 1993-1995. Carotid intima-media far wall thickness (CIMT) was measured by B-mode ultrasonography at the common, internal and bifurcation carotids. The association of γ' fibrinogen tertiles with overall and segment-specific mean CIMT was assessed with linear regression, controlling for fibrinogen as well as cardiovascular risk factors, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and D-dimer...
September 6, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884979/effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-epileptic-patients
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Qilun Lai, Chunhong Shen, Yang Zheng, Yinxi Zhang, Yi Guo, Meiping Ding
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It has been reported that taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may increase the risk of atherosclerosis. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the carotid artery intima-media thickness (CA-IMT) as a surrogate factor for atherosclerosis in epileptic patients. METHODS: We searched NCBI (PubMed), ISI Web of Knowledge, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases for studies of the association between AEDs and CA-IMT in epileptic patients. A random-effects meta-analysis was used to pool results across studies...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883908/increased-levels-of-oxidative-stress-markers-soluble-cd40-ligand-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-reflect-acceleration-of-atherosclerosis-in-male-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-active-phase-and-without-the-classical-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Agata Stanek, Armand Cholewka, Tomasz Wielkoszyński, Ewa Romuk, Karolina Sieroń, Aleksander Sieroń
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the study was to assess levels of oxidative stress markers, soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), and placental growth factor (PlGF) as well as carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with active phase without concomitant classical cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The observational study involved 96 male subjects: 48 AS patients and 48 healthy ones, who did not differ significantly regarding age, BMI, comorbid disorders, and distribution of classical cardiovascular risk factors...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883843/plasma-soluble-cd36-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Xiaozhen Jiang, Xiaohui Zhao, Ruihua Chen, Quan Jiang, Bin Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes and atherosclerosis are both risk factors of cognitive deficits. Scavenger receptor CD36 is associated with increasing risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis, and may play a role in cognitive deficits. The aim of this study is to determine the correlations of plasma soluble CD36 concentrations with carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and cognitive function in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We determined the levels of soluble CD36 (sCD36), blood lipids, fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, carotid atherosclerosis as IMT, cognitive function by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scoring system, and other clinical characteristics in 357 patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882918/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-apparent-therapy-resistant-hypertension-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-in-secondary-care
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Esther de Beus, Nicolette G C van der Sande, Michiel L Bots, Wilko Spiering, Michiel Voskuil, Frank L J Visseren, Peter J Blankestijn
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of apparent therapy-resistant hypertension (aTRH) in patients with clinical manifest cardiovascular disease (CVD), and to study clinical characteristics related to aTRH in this population. SETTING: The SMART (Second Manifestations of ARTerial disease) study is a large, single-centre cohort study in secondary care. PARTICIPANTS: Office blood pressure (BP) at inclusion was used to evaluate BP control in 6191 hypertensive patients with clinical manifest (cardio)vascular disease...
September 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882110/serum-osteoprotegerin-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients-associations-with-mortality-atherosclerosis-and-cardiac-function
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Sílvia Collado, Elisabeth Coll, Carlos Nicolau, Manel Azqueta, Mercedes Pons, Josep M Cruzado, Bernat de la Torre, Ramón Deulofeu, Sergi Mojal, Julio Pascual, Aleix Cases
BACKGROUND: To assess whether serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and/or fetuin-A predict mortality and cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Multicenter, observational, prospective study that included 220 hemodialysis patients followed up for up to 6 years. Serum OPG and fetuin-A levels were measured at baseline and their possible association with clinical characteristics, CV risk biomarkers, carotid ultrasonographic findings, as well as their association with overall and CV mortality and CV events were assessed...
September 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881821/radial-artery-intima-media-thickness-regresses-after-secondary-prevention-interventions-in-patients-post-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-is-associated-with-cardiac-and-kidney-biomarkers
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Damilola D Adingupu, Helena U Westergren, Santosh Dahgam, Ann-Cathrine Jönsson-Rylander, Juuso Blomster, Per Albertsson, Elmir Omerovic, Sara Svedlund, Li-Ming Gan
BACKGROUND: Radial artery intima-media thickness (rIMT) measured by ultra-high-resolution ultrasound is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and predicts outcomes. We performed non-invasive high-resolution ultrasound of the radial artery to investigate vascular changes in subjects presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PURPOSE: In the present work, we aimed to follow rIMT change over time post-acute coronary syndrome as a tool to monitor potential response to intensified medical therapy...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879650/vascular-and-cardiac-function-in-young-adults-with-classical-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Joanna Wierzbicka-Chmiel, Artur Chmiel, Sławomir Rychlik, Monika Ogrodowczyk-Bobik, Bogdan Marek, Dariusz Kajdaniuk
INTRODUCTION: Patients with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have increased cardiovascular risk, but the vascular and cardiac function during longitudinal corticoids replacement therapy is not known thoroughly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 19 Caucasian adults with CAH (age 23.7 ± 3.8 years; twelve males) compared to 20 healthy volunteers matched for origin, sex, age, and body mass index (BMI). All of the participants were assessed for flow mediated dilatation of the brachial artery (FMD), intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (cIMT) and common femoral artery (fIMT), standard echocardiography, and global longitudinal left ventricular function using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (LSTE)...
September 7, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
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