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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350093/thiobarbituric-acid-reactive-substances-relate-to-arterial-stiffness-and-blood-pressure-in-6-to-8-year-old-boys-stratified-by-maternal-risk
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Ashleigh Craig, Catharina M C Mels, Ruan Kruger
Early cardiovascular disease (CVD) onset can be inflicted by familial cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors. We aimed to compare phenotypic characteristics and explore associations between oxidative stress and vascular function in boys stratified by maternal cardiovascular and lifestyle risk. We included 40 Black and 41 White boys (ages 6-8 years), along with the biological mother of each child. The study population was divided into two groups (nonmaternal risk vs. maternal risk) according to maternal risk predetermined by their selfreported cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors...
January 19, 2018: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343797/artificial-intelligence-estimation-of-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-using-carotid-waveform
#2
Peyman Tavallali, Marianne Razavi, Niema M Pahlevan
In this article, we offer an artificial intelligence method to estimate the carotid-femoral Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) non-invasively from one uncalibrated carotid waveform measured by tonometry and few routine clinical variables. Since the signal processing inputs to this machine learning algorithm are sensor agnostic, the presented method can accompany any medical instrument that provides a calibrated or uncalibrated carotid pressure waveform. Our results show that, for an unseen hold back test set population in the age range of 20 to 69, our model can estimate PWV with a Root-Mean-Square Error (RMSE) of 1...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334489/association-between-arterial-stiffness-and-wave-reflection-with-subsequent-development-of-placental-mediated-diseases-during-pregnancy-findings-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohamed Waseem Osman, Mintu Nath, Eamonn Breslin, Asma Khalil, David R Webb, Thompson G Robinson, Hatem A Mousa
OBJECTIVE: We present a comprehensive systematic review of published literature to examine, whether arterial stiffness and wave reflection measurements during pregnancy differed between healthy patients and patients with placental-mediated diseases including preeclampsia (PET), small for gestational age (SGA), fetal death, and placental abruption, and a quantitative assessment of the findings using the meta-analysis approach. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, and The Cochrane Library for studies of arterial stiffness in pregnancy, analyzed pregnancy outcomes and conducted the meta-analysis of data evaluated by trimesters of pregnancy...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334265/prevalence-and-covariates-of-uncontrolled-hypertension-in-ischemic-stroke-survivors-the-norwegian-stroke-in-the-young-study
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Åshild Oftedal, Eva Gerdts, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Annette Fromm, Halvor Naess, Anja Linde, Sahrai Saeed
PURPOSE: Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for stroke. Few data are available on control of hypertension in younger ischemic stroke survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We assessed clinic and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurements in 320 patients aged 15-60 years (mean 48 ± 10) included in the Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study during 3-months follow-up after the index stroke. Controlled hypertension was defined as ambulatory BP <130/80 mmHg...
January 15, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334240/new-method-for-estimating-arterial-pulse-wave-velocity-at-single-site
#5
Khaled Ben Abdessalem, Patrice Flaud, Samir Zobaidi
The clinical importance of measuring local pulse wave velocity (PWV), has encouraged researchers to develop several local methods to estimate it. In this work, we proposed a new method, the sum-of-squares method [Formula: see text], that allows the estimations of PWV by using simultaneous measurements of blood pressure (P) and arterial diameter (D) at single-location. Pulse waveforms generated by: (1) two-dimensional (2D) fluid-structure interaction simulation (FSI) in a compliant tube, (2) one-dimensional (1D) model of 55 larger human systemic arteries and (3) experimental data were used to validate the new formula and evaluate several classical methods...
January 15, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330911/title-prognostic-significance-of-arterial-stiffness-and-osteoprotegerin-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Gerasimos Siasos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Maniatis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Eleni Kokkou, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Marina Zaromitidou, Alexis Antonopoulos, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness and vascular calcification significantly contribute to coronary atherosclerosis progression. The prognostic value of increased arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in subjects with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) is currently under question. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomly enrolled 262 patients with stable CAD one month after successful PCI. Carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) was measured as a well-established index of central aortic stiffness...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330660/theobromine-consumption-does-not-improve-fasting-and-postprandial-vascular-function-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects
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Lotte Smolders, Ronald P Mensink, Jose J van den Driessche, Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat
BACKGOUND: Theobromine, a component of cocoa, may favorably affect conventional lipid-related cardiovascular risk markers, but effects on flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and other vascular function markers are not known. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of 4-week theobromine consumption (500 mg/day) on fasting and postprandial vascular function markers. DESIGN: In a randomized, double-blind crossover study, 44 apparently healthy overweight (N = 30) and obese (N = 14) men and women with low HDL-C concentrations, consumed daily 500 mg theobromine or placebo for 4 weeks...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324585/effects-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-arterial-function-in-different-age-groups-the-advanced-approach-to-arterial-stiffness-study
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Jirar Topouchian, Carlos Labat, Sylvie Gautier, Magnus Bäck, Apostolos Achimastos, Jacques Blacher, Marcin Cwynar, Alejandro de la Sierra, Denes Pall, Francesco Fantin, Katalin Farkas, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Zoya Hakobyan, Piotr Jankowski, Ana Jelakovic, Zhanna Kobalava, Alexandra Konradi, Yulia Kotovskaya, Marina Kotsani, Irina Lazareva, Alexander Litvin, Viktor Milyagin, Iveta Mintale, Oscar Persson, Rafael Ramos, Anatoly Rogoza, Ligita Ryliskyte, Angelo Scuteri, Yuriy Sirenko, Georges Soulis, Nebojsa Tasic, Maryna Udovychenko, Saule Urazalina, Peter Wohlfahrt, Parounak Zelveian, Athanase Benetos, Roland Asmar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Advanced Approach to Arterial Stiffness study was to compare arterial stiffness measured simultaneously with two different methods in different age groups of middle-aged and older adults with or without metabolic syndrome (MetS). The specific effects of the different MetS components on arterial stiffness were also studied. METHODS: This prospective, multicentre, international study included 2224 patients aged 40 years and older, 1664 with and 560 without MetS...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320845/subcutaneous-administration-of-tocilizumab-is-effective-in-myointimal-hyperplasia-remodelling-in-refractory-takayasu-arteritis
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A Lo Gullo, G Mandraffino, C O Aragona, A Molica Colella, A Saitta, E Imbalzano
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin that involves large and mediumsized arteries, primarily the aorta and its major branches. TA is a therapeutic challenge because corticosteroids and conventional immunosuppressive agents are not always effective or safe. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) has emerged as a key cytokine in the pathogenesis of TA and its serum levels have been shown to well correlate with disease activity. We report a 19 years old female patient with TA refractory to conventional immunosuppressive agents, successfully treated with subcutaneous tocilizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against IL-6 receptor, in which ultrasonography (US) was used as imaging tool to follow up the patient...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318895/acute-effect-of-coffee-on-aortic-stiffness-and-wave-reflections-in-healthy-individuals-differential-effect-according-to-habitual-consumption
#10
Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Vaios Tzifos, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Christos Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
The acute effect of coffee on arterial stiffness and its dependence on habitual consumption was studied in 24 volunteers on four separate occasions during which subjects received: (a) coffee espresso, (b) decaffeinated coffee espresso, (c) caffeine alone and (d) placebo (hot water). The increase in carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AIx) and augmented pressure (AP) of the aortic pressure waveform after coffee consumption was more pronounced in non-habitual (n = 13) compared to habitual drinkers (n = 11), (differences of maximal changes between groups in PWV, AIx, AP responses by 0...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314768/medium-and-long-chain-acylcarnitines-are-associated-with-osteoarthritis-severity-and-arterial-stiffness-in-end-stage-osteoarthritis-patients-a-case-control-study
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Kaspar Tootsi, Jaak Kals, Mihkel Zilmer, Kaido Paapstel, Aigar Ottas, Aare Märtson
AIM: Arterial pathology has been suggested to be involved in osteoarthritis (OA). Metabolic profiling enables the determination of low-molecular-weight molecules, which might further explain the pathogenesis of OA and its relationship with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of this study was to compare the metabolic profile of lipid metabolism-related compounds and arterial stiffness in OA patients and in controls. METHOD: The serum of 70 end-stage OA patients prior to joint replacement surgery and 82 age-matched controls were analyzed by the AbsoluteIDQ™ p180 kit (BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, Innsbruck, Austria) using the targeted metabolomic approach...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311251/pulse-wave-velocity-predicts-the-progression-of-blood-pressure-and-development-of-hypertension-in-young-adults
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Teemu Koivistoinen, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Heikki Aatola, Tiina Luukkaala, Markus Juonala, Jorma Viikari, Terho Lehtimäki, Olli T Raitakari, Mika Kähönen, Nina Hutri-Kähönen
The aim of the present study was to examine whether pulse wave velocity (PWV) predicts the progression of blood pressure and the development of hypertension in young adults. In addition, we studied whether PWV improves the risk prediction of incident hypertension beyond traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured in 2007 and 2011 for 1449 Finnish adults (aged 30-45 years). In addition, PWV and other cardiovascular risk factors were measured in 2007. The association between PWV (in 2007) and blood pressure (in 2011) was studied in the whole population (n=1449) and in a normotensive subpopulation (n=1183)...
January 8, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310645/effects-of-6-month-treatment-with-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analogue-liraglutide-on-arterial-stiffness-left-ventricular-myocardial-deformation-and-oxidative-stress-in-subjects-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Vaia Lambadiari, George Pavlidis, Foteini Kousathana, Maria Varoudi, Dimitrios Vlastos, Eirini Maratou, Dimitrios Georgiou, Ioanna Andreadou, John Parissis, Helen Triantafyllidi, John Lekakis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, George Dimitriadis, Ignatios Ikonomidis
BACKGROUND: Incretin-based therapies are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity. We investigated the changes in arterial stiffness and left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation after 6-month treatment with the GLP-1 analogue liraglutide in subjects with newly diagnosed T2DM. METHODS: We randomized 60 patients with newly diagnosed and treatment-naive T2DM to receive either liraglutide (n = 30) or metformin (n = 30) for 6 months...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310327/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-pseudohypertension-in-elderly-patients-prepared-for-coronary-artery-angiography
#14
Xixi Dai, Haiya Wang, Ningyuan Fang
BACKGROUND: Pseudohypertension (PHT) can cause adverse effects in the elderly owing to administration of antihypertension therapy. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of PHT in the elderly and associated risk factors to investigate a noninvasive method of detection of PHT. METHODS: We recruited 151 patients (age ≥60 years) who underwent coronary angiography. Demographic and clinical data were collected from the patients. During coronary angiography, intrabrachial arterial pressure and indirect blood pressure were measured...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309832/vascular-function-and-cholecalciferol-supplementation-in-ckd-a-self-controlled-case-series
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Vivek Kumar, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Manphool Singhal, Vinod Kumar, Anupam Lal, Debasish Banerjee, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
Vitamin D deficiency is common and associated with mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of mortality in CKD patients. In a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial, we have recently reported favorable effects of vitamin D supplementation on vascular & endothelial function and inflammatory biomarkers in vitamin D deficient patients with non-diabetic stage 3-4 CKD (J Am Soc Nephrol 28: 3100-3108, 2017). Subjects in the placebo group who had still not received vitamin D after completion of the trial received two oral doses 300000 IU of oral cholecalciferol at 8 weeks interval followed by flow mediated dilatation (FMD), pulse wave velocity (PWV), circulating endothelial and inflammatory markers (E-Selectin, vWF, hsCRP and IL-6), 1,25 (OH)2D, iPTH and iFGF-23 assessment at 16 weeks...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309395/the-association-of-fatty-pancreas-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
Kadir Ozturk, Tolga Dogan, Serhat Celikkanat, Alptug Ozen, Hakan Demirci, Omer Kurt, Turker Turker, Yusuf Yilmaz, Ahmet Uygun
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic fat accumulation in many tissues has been shown to be a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. No study to date has investigated whether fatty pancreas plays a role in the development of subclinical atherosclerosis. We aimed to assess the relationship between fatty pancreas and subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 38 healthy controls were included...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306453/a-caffeine-containing-weight-loss-supplement-augments-hemodynamic-responses-after-exercise
#17
S R Buchanan, M Karabulut
BACKGROUND: Since the effects of supplements can be potentially harmful and/or ineffective to obtain desired positive benefits, there is a need to investigate supplementation to understand the responses of physiological systems, to educate consumers, and to provide feedback for businesses creating these supplements. The purpose of the current study was to test hemodynamic responses of a weight loss supplement and determine its effects on hemodynamic variables. METHODS: 31 participants underwent a randomized, double-blind, crossover study design and received a placebo or supplement on two separate days...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305902/effects-of-oral-paricalcitol-therapy-on-arterial-stiffness-and-osteopontin-in-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
#18
Michalis Giakoumis, Costas Tsioufis, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Makro Sonikian, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Eirini Andrikou, Theodoros Kalos, Dimitrios Konstantinidis, Konstantinos Filis, Dimitrios Petras, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis, while activation of vitamin D receptor exerts favorable cardiovascular effects in patients with renal insufficiency. In this study, we investigated the effects of oral treatment with paricalcitol, a potent vitamin D receptor activator on arterial stiffness and osteopontin, a marker of atherosclerosis, in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and secondary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS: We followed up 29 treated hypertensive patients (mean age 74...
January 3, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304861/high-density-lipoprotein-3-cholesterol-is-a-predictive-factor-for-arterial-stiffness-a-community-based-4-8-year-prospective-study
#19
Fan Wang, Xiaona Wang, Ping Ye, Ruihua Cao, Yun Zhang, Yue Qi, Dong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Although drug trials with niacin and cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitors that substantially increase high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) failed to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, HDL protection of the cardiovascular system cannot be easily denied. Hence, it may be HDL subfractions that are responsible for the long-held and consistent cardioprotective association of HDL. Arterial stiffness has been increasingly recognized as a strong predictor of subclinical vascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, and cardiovascular mortality...
January 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300243/clinical-relevance-of-aortic-stiffness-in-end-stage-renal-disease-and-diabetes-implication-for-hypertension-management
#20
Alexandra Yannoutsos, Sola Aoun Bahous, Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher
: Evidence suggests that aortic stiffness may antedate and contribute initially to the development of hypertension and cardiovascular risk (CVR). In treated hypertensive patients, both diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are comorbid conditions associated with increased aortic stiffness and high CVR. Thus, the pathophysiological relationship between aortic stiffness, blood pressure (BP) and CVR may have clinical implication in the management of hypertension. In patients with diabetes or ESRD, aortic stiffness is a significant predictor of CVR, independently of BP control...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
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