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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742912/association-of-genetic-variants-related-to-serum-calcium-levels-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-myocardial-infarction
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Susanna C Larsson, Stephen Burgess, Karl Michaëlsson
Importance: Serum calcium has been associated with cardiovascular disease in observational studies and evidence from randomized clinical trials indicates that calcium supplementation, which raises serum calcium levels, may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly myocardial infarction. Objective: To evaluate the potential causal association between genetic variants related to elevated serum calcium levels and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction using mendelian randomization...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742855/decreases-in-heart-rate-variability-are-associated-with-postoperative-complications-in-hip-fracture-patients
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Gernot Ernst, Leiv Otto Watne, Frede Frihagen, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Andreas Dominik, Morten Rostrup
BACKGROUND: To explore relevant associations between deviations in linear and nonlinear heart rate variability (HRV) scores, and short-term morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hip-surgery after a fracture. METHODS: 165 patients with hip fractures being admitted for surgery at two hospitals were included in a prospective cohort study. A short-term ECG was recorded within 24 hours of arrival. 15 patients had to be excluded due to insufficient quality of the ECG recordings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742648/vitamin-d-deficiency-supplementation-and-cardiovascular-health
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Naveen Trehan, Luis Afonso, Diane L Levine, Phillip D Levy
Vitamin D has been traditionally recognized as a vitamin quintessential for bone-mineral health. In the past 2 decades, numerous experimental and observational studies have highlighted the role of vitamin D in immunity, metabolic syndrome (obesity and diabetes), cancers, renal disease, memory, and neurological dysfunction. In this article, we review important studies that focused on the impact of vitamin D on blood pressure, myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, and statin intolerance...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742647/the-dis-utility-of-a-change-in-troponin-i-for-diagnosis-of-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-an-observation-unit
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Iani Patsias, Benjamin Swanson, Michael Hudson, Sachin Parikh, Khaled Nour, Gordon Jacobsen, James McCord
BACKGROUND: Observation units (OUs) may be an efficient and effective setting to diagnose and risk stratify patients with coronary ischemia and myocardial infarction (MI). Given improved cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assays and expanded utilization of OUs, it is not uncommon for patients with mildly elevated cTnI to be evaluated in OUs. We investigated the serial cTnI results in OU patients to determine whether absolute or relative cTnI changes were useful for the diagnosis of MI. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 260 patients placed in the OU from a single center in 2007, with an initial cTnI in the indeterminate range of 0...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742644/update-on-sglt2-inhibitors-new-data-released-at-the-american-diabetes-association
#5
Sara Lee
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are one of the newer classes of antiglycemic agents approved for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to their unique mechanism of action, SGLT2 inhibitors have shown to be beneficial beyond glucose control. The improvement in cardiovascular (CV) outcomes was first observed in the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOMES study. Following these results, numerous CV outcome trials were designed to identify whether the beneficial CV and renal effects observed with empagliflozin are unique or a drug class effect...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742197/mir-24-alleviates-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-after-myocardial-infarction-via-targeting-bim
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L-J Pan, X Wang, Y Ling, H Gong
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia hypoxia induces cardiomyocyte (CM) apoptosis in the process of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It was showed that pro-apoptosis factor BIM participates in regulating tumor cell apoptosis under ischemia or hypoxia condition, while its role in CM apoptosis after AMI is still unclear. It was revealed that miR-24 expression was significantly reduced in myocardial tissue after AMI. Bioinformatics analysis exhibits that miR-24 is targeted to the 3'-UTR of BIM. This study aims to investigate the role of miR-24 in mediating BIM expression and CM apoptosis...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742195/the-use-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-to-detect-cerebral-microbleeds-after-lacunar-infarction
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L Shao, M Wang, X-H Ge, H-D Huang, L Gao, J-C Qin
OBJECTIVE: To study the value of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) technology to detect cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in senile cerebral lacunar infarction patients; and to evaluate the complicated cerebral hemorrhage risk after patients with CMBs took aspirin, an antiplatelet medication or received anticoagulant therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MRI scanning, using GRE-T2*WI, SWI and FSE sequences (T1WI, T2WI, and T2FLAIR), was performed on the three groups: (1) a cerebral lacunar infarction group; (2) cerebral lacunar infarction with cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) group; and (3) a healthy elderly group...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742189/novel-endogenous-negative-modulators-of-platelet-function-as-potential-anti-thrombotic-targets
#8
Y-J Li, H-X Zhu, D Zhang, H-C Li, P Ma, L-Y Huang
Platelets are megakaryocyte-derived nuclear-free fragments that participate in cardiovascular diseases including acute myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. At the endothelium damage site, platelets interact with sub-endothelial matrix proteins such as glycoprotein VI/Fc receptor γ-chain (GPVI/FcRγ), G protein-coupled receptor/phospholipase Cγ(β) (GPCR/PLCγ(β)), Rho/RhoK and integrin. The activation of these signaling pathways triggers intracellular calcium increase and causes platelet adhesion, aggregation, granule release and finally thrombus formation...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742104/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-the-estimation-of-hospital-prognosis-in-patients-with-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction
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Victoria Karetnikova, Anastasia Osokina, Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Michael Zykov, Victoria Kalaeva, Vasiliy Kashtalap, Kristina Shafranskaya, Olga Barbarash
We aimed to assess the clinical significance of serum levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (sNGAL) for predicting in-hospital outcomes in patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients admitted within 24 hours of developing STEMI clinical symptoms were evaluated for sNGAL on hospitalization days 1 and 12. Recurrent myocardial infarction, early post-infarction angina, acute cerebrovascular accident, and death were assessed as adverse outcomes during hospitalization. The actors associated with adverse outcome were evaluated using univariate and multivariate regression analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741721/left-ventricular-septal-hypertrophy-in-elderly-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Minako Katayama, Prasad M Panse, Christopher B Kendall, John R Daniels, Stephen S Cha, F David Fortuin, John P Sweeney, Patrick A DeValeria, Louis A Lanza, Marek Belohlavek, Hari P Chaliki
OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular (LV) septal hypertrophy in aortic stenosis raises diagnostic and therapeutic questions. However, the etiology and clinical consequences of this finding have not been well studied. The aim of this study was to perform a morphologic evaluation of the LV in aortic stenosis and to investigate the contributing factors and consequences of septal hypertrophy. METHODS: Patients with moderate or severe aortic stenosis were prospectively enrolled...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741665/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-and-clinical-outcomes-in-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-meta-analysis-of-14-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bin Yi, Jianhui Wang, Dingwu Yi, Yanling Zhu, Yumei Jiang, Yi Li, Shaoyan Mo, Yi Liu, Jian Rong
The purpose of this article is to perform the first pooled analysis on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) used for the improvement of clinical outcomes of patients only undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). A systematic search was performed using PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Science to identify studies that described the effect of RIPC on postoperative mortality in patients only undergoing on-pump CABG. The outcomes included postoperative mortality, postoperative morbidity (including incidence of myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, stroke, acute kidney injury, and renal replacement therapy), mechanical ventilation (MV), intensive care unit length of stay (ICU LOS), and hospital length of stay (HLOS)...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741578/paclitaxel-eluting-stents-versus-everolimus-eluting-coronary-stents-in-a-diabetic-population-2-years-follow-up-of-tuxedo-india-trial
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Upendra Kaul, Ajit Bhagwat, Brian Pinto, Praveen K Goel, Prashant Jagtap, Shireesh Sathe, Gurpreet S Wander, Priyadarshini Arambam, Sripal Bangalore
AIMS: To report whether the superiority of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) vs. paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) at 1-year follow-up in the Taxus Element versus Xience Prime in a Diabetic Population (TUXEDO)-India trial were sustained with longer-term follow-up. METHODS AND RESULT: 1830 patients with diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease were randomized to EES vs. PES. Follow-up data through 2-years was available in 1701 (92.9%) patients. The primary end point was target vessel failure (TVF), defined as the composite of cardiac death, target vessel myocardial infarction (TV-MI), or ischemia-driven target vessel revascularization (TVR)...
July 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740966/portal-vein-thrombosis-as-a-rare-cause-of-abdominal-pain-when-to-consider
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Cengiz Tavusbay, Erdinç Kamer, Turan Acar, İbrahim Kokulu, Haldun Kar, Özlem Gür
Extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare condition that is characterized by the presence of thrombus within any segment of the portal vein, including the right and left intrahepatic branches. It may also extend to the splenic or superior mesenteric veins. Portal vein thrombosis may be related to cirrhosis or liver malignancy as well as to local inflammatory conditions in the abdomen and genetic or acquired thrombophilic diseases. Currently, PVT is being increasingly diagnosed due to advances in modern imaging techniques...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740960/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-acute-mesenteric-ischemia
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Doğan Yıldırım, Adnan Hut, Cihad Tatar, Turgut Dönmez, Muzaffer Akıncı, Mehmet Toptaş
OBJECTIVE: Acute mesenteric ischemia, one of the causes of acute abdominal pain due to occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery, has a fatal course as a result of intestinal necrosis. There is no specific laboratory test to diagnose acute mesenteric ischemia. The basis of treatment in cases of acute mesenteric ischemia is composed of early diagnosis, resection of intestinal sections with infarction, regulation of intestinal blood flow, second look laparotomy when required, and intensive care support...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740853/prothrombotic-fibrin-clot-phenotype-in-patients-with-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-new-risk-factor-for-recurrence
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REVIEW
Anetta Undas
Prothrombotic fibrin clot phenotype, involving faster formation of dense meshwork composed of thinner and highly branched fibers that are relatively resistant to plasmin-induced lysis, has been reported in patients with not only myocardial infarction or stroke, but also venous thromboembolism (VTE), encompassing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and/or pulmonary embolism (PE). Prothrombotic fibrin clot phenotype, in particular prolonged clot lysis time, is considered a novel risk factor for VTE as well as venous thrombosis at unusual location, for example, cerebral sinus venous thrombosis, retinal vein obstruction, and Budd-Chiari syndrome...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740841/migrainous-infarction-a-rare-and-often-overlooked-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Gabriel Afonso Dutra Kreling, Neuro Rodrigues de Almeida, Pedro José Dos Santos
Migraine is a neurological entity and a well-known independent risk factor for cerebral infarction, which mostly afflicts the young female population. Researching focal neurological signs in this subset of the population with the diagnosis of a neurological ischemic event should always take into account the migraine as the etiology or as an associated factor. The etiology of central nervous system (CNS) ischemia is considerable. Migraine, although rare, also may be included in this vast etiological range, which is called migrainous infarction...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740718/papillary-muscle-approximation-in-mitral-valve-repair-for-secondary-mr
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REVIEW
Francesco Nappi, Cristiano Spadaccio, Massimo Chello, Christos G Mihos
Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a complex disorder occurring after a myocardial infarction and affecting both the mitral valvular and subvalvular apparati. Several abnormalities can be detected in IMR as annular dilatation, leaflet tethering with impaired coaptation and papillary muscle (PM) displacement along a posterior, apical or lateral vectors. Treatments available include, beside myocardial revascularization, mitral-valve repair or chordal-sparing replacement. Repair is normally achieved downsizing the mitral valve annulus with a rigid or semirigid ring...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740568/methane-suppresses-microglial-activation-related-to-oxidative-inflammatory-and-apoptotic-injury-during-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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WeiHeng Wang, Xiaodong Huang, Jian Li, Aijun Sun, Jiangming Yu, Ning Xie, YanHai Xi, Xiaojian Ye
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the hypothesis that methane-rich saline (MS) can be used to repair spinal cord injury (SCI) in a rat model through suppressing microglial activation related to oxidative, inflammatory, and apoptotic injury. METHODS: MS was injected intraperitoneally in rats after SCI. Hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining, oxidative stress, inflammatory parameters, and cell apoptosis were detected 72 h after SCI to determine the optimal dose. Then, we investigated the protective mechanisms and the long-term effects of MS on SCI...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740398/focusing-on-a-complete-blood-cell-parameter-mean-platelet-volume-levels-may-be-a-predictor-of-coronary-slow-flow
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Mücahid Yılmaz, Mustafa Necati Dağlı, Ökkeş Uku, Mehmet Nail Bilen, Hasan Korkmaz, Kenan Erdem, Ertuğrul Kurtoğlu
BACKGROUND: The relationship between increased mean platelet volume (MPV) and atherosclerosis is well known. In the present study, MPV in patients with coronary slow flow (CSF) and in cases with normal coronary anatomy (NCA) was investigated and compared with the aim of identifying the relationship between CSF and MPV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 40 patients previously determined via coronary angiography as having NCA and 40 patients with CSF in the coronary blood stream, as identified by thrombolysis in myocardial infarction square...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739616/awakening-with-amantadine-from-a-persistent-vegetative-state-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
#20
Sophie Mirabell Lehnerer, Franziska Scheibe, Ralph Buchert, Stefan Kliesch, Andreas Meisel
We report the case of a 36-year-old woman with a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) caused by a rupture of a right-sided middle cerebral artery aneurysm and subsequent malignant infarction of the right hemisphere leading to a persistent vegetative state and severe spastic tetraparesis with recurrent myocloni. Nine months after disease onset, the patient was transferred to our department for diagnostic and therapeutic re-evaluation. The poor clinical condition could not be explained by the brain lesion caused by the SAH or infarction...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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