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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646476/the-relationship-between-circulating-adiponectin-leptin-and-vaspin-with-bone-mineral-density-bmd-arterial-calcification-and-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-post-menopausal-women
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N Tanna, K Patel, A E Moore, D Dulnoan, S Edwards, G Hampson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between circulating adiponectin, leptin and vaspin with bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in post-menopausal women. We hypothesised that adipokines produced by adipose tissue may be mediators of bone and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and explain, in part, the observed association between osteoporosis and CVD. DESIGN: We studied 386 ambulant community dwelling postmenopausal women aged (mean [SD] 61 [6...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645731/aortic-backward-waves-rather-than-stiffness-account-for-independent-associations-between-pulse-pressure-amplification-and-left-ventricular-mass-in-a-young-to-middle-aged-sample
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Moekanyi J Sibiya, Gavin R Norton, Hendrik L Booysen, Grace Tade, Carlos D Libhaber, Imraan Ballim, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
A decreased aortic-to-brachial pulse pressure (PP) amplification, which is independently associated with cardiovascular outcomes, may index several aortic functional changes. However, that aortic functional change most likely to account for this effect is uncertain. In 706 randomly selected community participants of African ancestry with a mean age of 44.4 ± 18.2 years, we assessed aortic function using radial applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software (including forward [Pf] and backward [Pb] wave separation analysis assuming a triangular flow waveform) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography)...
June 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643530/assessment-of-local-carotid-stiffness-in-seronegative-and-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Ayşe Nur Şirin Özcan, Şükran Erten, Yakup Alsancak, Tahir Durmaz
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Arterial stiffness (AS) is an independent predictor of CV events. This study aimed to analyse local carotid AS parameters in seronegative and seropositive RA patients. DESIGN: Of 347 consecutive RA patients, we selected specifically those who were free of established CV diseases and risk factors. As a result, 140 patients (126 women, 52...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637779/racial-differences-in-arterial-stiffness-are-mainly-determined-by-blood-pressure-levels-results-from-the-elsa-brasil-study
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Marcelo P Baldo, Roberto S Cunha, Antônio L P Ribeiro, Paulo A Lotufo, Dora Chor, Sandhi M Barreto, Isabela M Bensenor, Alexandre C Pereira, José Geraldo Mill
BACKGROUND: Black people have a higher risk of developing hypertension and presenting higher vascular stiffening. Our aim was to investigate whether the association between race and aortic stiffness could be explained by differences in the primary risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 11 472 adults (mean age, 51.9±8.9; 53.8% female) self-reported as white (n=6173), brown (n=3364), or black (n=1935). Their carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) as well as clinical and anthropometric parameters were measured...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635303/increased-pulse-wave-velocity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-meta-analysis
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Peng Wang, Yan-Mei Mao, Chan-Na Zhao, Li-Na Liu, Xiao-Mei Li, Xiang-Pei Li, Hai-Feng Pan
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. This study aims to derive a more precise estimation on pulse wave velocity (PWV) level in patients with SLE and related factors. A literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library databases, studies published up to February 28, 2017, in English. Pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated by fixed-effect or random-effect model analysis. Heterogeneity test was performed by the Q statistic and quantified using I(2); publication bias was evaluated using a funnel plot and Egger's linear regression test...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624131/studying-arterial-stiffness-using-high-frequency-ultrasound-in-mice-with-alzheimer-disease
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Chin-Chia Huang, Hsiang-Fan Cheng, Ben-Peng Zhu, Pei-Yu Chen, Suet Theng Beh, Yu-Min Kuo, Chih-Chung Huang
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that causes slow loss of memory and thinking skills, normally leading to death in 3-9 y. The etiology of AD is not fully understood but is widely believed to be induced by the production and deposition of amyloid-β peptide in the brain. Recently, a correlation was discovered between amyloid-β deposition and atherosclerosis in the cerebral arteries of postmortem brains, indicating that amyloid-β promotes atherogenesis and that in turn atherosclerosis promotes brain amyloid-β accumulation...
June 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623549/elevated-circulating-pcsk9-concentrations-predict-subclinical-atherosclerotic-changes-in-low-risk-obese-and-non-obese-patients
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Štefan Tóth, Ján Fedačko, Tímea Pekárová, Zdenka Hertelyová, Matan Katz, Adil Mughees, Jozef Kuzma, Peter Štefanič, Ivan Kopolovets, Daniel Pella
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have highlighted the important role of PCSK9 in the development of cardiometabolic changes and its possible function as a biomarker of myocardial infarction or ischemic heart disease. This study aimed to determine the relationship between circulating PCSK9 levels and subclinical vascular changes in the group of low risk patients without manifest cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In this study, 120 healthy patients, free of manifest cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and without lipid-lowering therapy, were divided into three groups based on BMI: normal weight (N = 50), overweight (N = 30), and obese (N = 40)...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614093/central-diastolic-pressure-decay-mediates-the-relationship-between-aortic-stiffness-and-myocardial-viability-potential-implications-for-aortosclerosis-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Junichiro Hashimoto, Sadayoshi Ito
OBJECTIVE: Stiffening of the aorta often precedes coronary events, but little is known about the aetiological mechanism. We hypothesized that the predisposition to myocardial ischemia could be attributable to aortosclerosis-induced alterations in the central haemodynamics during diastole. METHODS: Using noninvasive tonometry and ultrasonography, we investigated the arterial pressure pulse waveforms, pulse wave velocities (PWVs) and compliance in 222 patients with hypertension...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612122/effect-of-passive-heat-stress-and-exercise-in-the-heat-on-arterial-stiffness
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Aaron R Caldwell, Forrest B Robinson, Matthew A Tucker, Cash H Arcement, Cory L Butts, Brendon P McDermott, Matthew S Ganio
PURPOSE: Prior evidence indicates that acute heat stress and aerobic exercise independently reduce arterial stiffness. The combined effects of exercise and heat stress on PWV are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of heat stress with passive heating and exercise in the heat on arterial stiffness. METHODS: Nine participants (n = 3 females, 47 ± 11 years old; 24.1 ± 2.8 kg/m(2)) completed four trials. In a control trial, participants rested supine (CON)...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597335/effect-of-endoskeleton-stent-graft-design-on-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-undergoing-endovascular-repair-of-the-aortic-arch
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Daijiro Hori, Kei Akiyoshi, Koichi Yuri, Satoshi Nishi, Takao Nonaka, Takahiro Yamamoto, Yusuke Imamura, Harunobu Matsumoto, Naoyuki Kimura, Atsushi Yamaguchi
PURPOSE: Pulse wave velocity (PWV), which measures vascular stiffness, is a powerful predictor of cardiovascular event. Treatment of aneurysms with endovascular prosthesis has been reported to increase PWV. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an endoskeleton stent graft design has less effect on PWV than the exoskeleton stent graft design. METHODS: Between July 2008 and September 2016, 74 patients underwent endovascular treatment of aortic arch aneurysm in our institution...
June 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595894/arterial-function-parameters-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-severe-hypertriglyceridemia
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Egidija Rinkūnienė, Eglė Butkutė, Roma Puronaitė, Žaneta Petrulionienė, Vilma Dženkevičiūtė, Vytautas Kasiulevičius, Aleksandras Laucevičius
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia (hTG) is 1 of the dyslipidemia manifestations in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, for several decades, the role of hTG in cardiovascular risk was not well established. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the parameters of the vascular structure and function in patients with MetS and different degree of hTG. METHODS: Patients (aged 40-65 years) with MetS were divided into 3 groups by triglyceride (TG) levels according to National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines: severe hTG (TG ≥ 500 mg/dL), moderate hTG (TG 200-499 mg/dL), and a control (TG < 150 mg/dL) groups...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590772/arterial-stiffness-in-fertile-women-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Tiina Vilmi-Kerälä, Teemu Koivistoinen, Outi Palomäki, Jukka Uotila, Ari Palomäki
INTRODUCTION: Although metabolic syndrome (MetS) is evidently associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), recently its use has been questioned. We studied the utility of MetS diagnosis when estimating individual CVD risk. METHODS: We compared 27 fertile women with MetS and 27 counterparts without the syndrome, matched pairwise according to well-known risk factors of CVD. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) and central blood pressure (cBP) were determined noninvasively via a SphygmoCor device...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587127/gender-differences-of-arterial-stiffness-and-arterial-age-in-smokers
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Ioana Mozos, Jean Paul Maidana, Dana Stoian, Milan Stehlik
The present study aimed to find gender differences for arterial stiffness and arterial aging in smokers. A total of 147 smokers (71 male and 76 female, matched for age) were explored using an Arteriograph in a cross-sectional survey. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), arterial age (AA), brachial and aortic augmentation index (AixBrach, AixAo), and blood pressure variables were assessed. Data about smoking intensity, such as the number of cigarettes smoked daily, smoking period, and smoking pack years (SPY) were used...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579791/color-m-mode-echocardiography-derived-propagation-velocity-of-descending-aorta-decreases-with-aging
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Mehmet Yaman, Uğur Arslan, Adil Bayramoğlu, Osman Bektaş, Ahmet Karataş
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness (AS) can be determined by some noninvasive tests such as pulse wave velocity (PWV). Atherosclerosis is also detectable by some ultrasonographic techniques such as color M-mode-derived propagation velocity measured along the origin of the descending aorta (AVP). AIM: The aim of the study was to find out a possible relationship between atherosclerosis and AVP and whether AVP can be used as a parameter of AS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group was composed of 134 people from routine screening examination who were ≥40 years old, completely healthy, and without any known disease and use of any drug...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572599/comparisons-of-microvascular-and-macrovascular-changes-in-aldosteronism-related-hypertension-and-essential-hypertension
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Monica Varano, Pierluigi Iacono, Massimiliano M Tedeschi, Claudio Letizia, Mario Curione, Claudio Savoriti, Erika Baiocco, Laura Zinnamosca, Cristiano Marinelli, Barbara Boccassini, Mariacristina Parravano
Case-control observational study to evaluate the microvascular and macrovascular changes in patients with hypertension secondary to primary aldosteronism (PA), essential hypertension (EH) and healthy subjects. Measurements of arterial stiffness including augmentation index (AIx) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) were assessed using a TensioClinic arteriograph system. Retinal microcirculation was imaged by a Retinal Vessel Analyzer (RVA) and a non-midriatic camera (Topcon-TRC-NV2000). IMEDOS software analyzed the retinal artery diameter (RAD), retinal vein diameters (RVD) and arteriole-to-venule ratio (AVR) of the vessels coming off the optic disc...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571621/hemodynamic-catecholamine-vasomotor-and-vascular-responses-determinants-of-myocardial-ischemia-during-mental-stress
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Muhammad Hammadah, Ayman Alkhoder, Ibhar Al Mheid, Kobina Wilmot, Nino Isakadze, Naser Abdulhadi, Danielle Chou, Malik Obideen, Wesley T O'Neal, Samaah Sullivan, Ayman Samman Tahhan, Heval Mohamed Kelli, Ronnie Ramadan, Pratik Pimple, Pratik Sandesara, Amit J Shah, Laura Ward, Yi-An Ko, Yan Sun, Irina Uphoff, Brad Pearce, Ernest V Garcia, Michael Kutner, J Douglas Bremner, Fabio Esteves, David S Sheps, Paolo Raggi, Viola Vaccarino, Arshed A Quyyumi
AIMS: Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. We aim to assess hemodynamic, neuro-hormonal, endothelial, vasomotor and vascular predictors of MSIMI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We subjected 660 patients with stable CAD to 99mTc sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging at rest, with mental (speech task) and with conventional (exercise/pharmacological) stress. Endothelium-dependent flow-mediated dilation (FMD), microvascular reactivity [reactive hyperemia index (RHI)] and arterial stiffness [pulse wave velocity (PWV)] were measured at rest and 30-min after mental stress...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569376/sex-body-mass-index-and-blood-pressure-are-related-to-aortic-characteristics-in-healthy-young-adults-using-magnetic-resonance-vessel-wall-imaging-the-ambityon-study
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Anouk L M Eikendal, Hester M den Ruijter, Cees Haaring, Tobias Saam, Rob J van der Geest, Jos J M Westenberg, Michiel L Bots, Imo E Hoefer, Tim Leiner
OBJECTIVES: More detailed evaluation of atherosclerosis and its key determinants in young individuals is warranted to improve knowledge on the pathophysiology of its development and progression. This study evaluated associations of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived aortic wall area, wall thickness, and pulse wave velocity (PWV) with cardiovascular risk factors in asymptomatic, young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 124 adults (age: 25-35 years) from the general population-based Atherosclerosis Monitoring and Biomarker Measurements in the Young study, demography, anthropometry, and blood samples were collected...
May 31, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562422/serum-calcification-propensity-is-associated-with-renal-tissue-oxygenation-and-resistive-index-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension-or-chronic-kidney-disease
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Menno Pruijm, Yimin Lu, Fatma Megdiche, Maciej Piskunowicz, Bastien Milani, Matthias Stuber, Matthias Bachtler, Bruno Vogt, Michel Burnier, Andreas Pasch
BACKGROUND: Arterial calcifications increase arterial stiffness and are associated with a faster decline of kidney function in patients with arterial hypertension (AH) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD). Yet the underlying mechanisms linking arterial calcifications, vascular stiffness and renal function decline are incompletely understood. A novel in-vitro blood test evaluates the propensity of patient's serum to prevent the formation of calcifications by measuring the maturation time of calciprotein particles (CPP) [transformation time of amorphous calcium phosphate-containing primary CPP to crystalline hydroxyapatite-containing secondary CPP (T50)]...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562203/is-hepatic-triglyceride-content-associated-with-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-the-netherlands-epidemiology-of-obesity-study
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Ralph L Widya, Renée de Mutsert, Jos J M Westenberg, Karin B Gast, Martin den Heijer, Saskia le Cessie, Johannes W A Smit, J Wouter Jukema, Frits R Rosendaal, Albert de Roos, Hildo J Lamb
Purpose To test the hypothesis that hepatic triglyceride content is associated with subclinical vascular impairment and is not confounded by various cardiometabolic risk factors. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board, and all participants gave written informed consent. In this cross-sectional analysis of baseline measurements of the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study, a population-based cohort study, 1899 participants (52% men; mean age, 55 years ± 6 [standard deviation]) underwent magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and MR imaging to assess hepatic triglyceride content, aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV), and visceral fat...
May 29, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550081/randomized-controlled-trial-for-the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-vascular-stiffness-in-ckd
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Adeera Levin, Mila Tang, Taylor Perry, Nadia Zalunardo, Monica Beaulieu, Joshua A Dubland, Kelly Zerr, Ognjenka Djurdjev
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D is implicated in vascular health in CKD. This study compared placebo, calcifediol, and calcitriol treatment with changes in vascular stiffness, BP, proteinuria, mineral metabolism parameters, C-reactive protein, and fibroblast growth factor 23 in patients with stable CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a double-blind, randomized controlled trial in outpatient CKD clinics in Vancouver, Canada, from February of 2011 to August of 2014, enrolling 119 patients with an eGFR of 15-45 ml/min per 1...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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