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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441695/increased-high-risk-coronary-plaque-burden-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-clinical-signs-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-computed-tomography-angiography-study
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Kristian L Funck, Esben Laugesen, Kristian Øvrehus, Jesper M Jensen, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Damini Dey, Troels K Hansen, Per L Poulsen
OBJECTIVES: Arterial stiffness and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis may yield valuable information on cardiovascular risk. We aimed to characterize coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls and to investigate the association between baseline arterial stiffness and coronary plaque volumes after 5-year follow-up. METHODS: Data from 45 patients and 61 matched controls were available for coronary plaque assessment...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437443/relative-predictive-value-of-lung-cancer-screening-ct-versus-myocardial-perfusion-attenuation-correction-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-calcium
#2
Grant Bailey, Abigail Healy, Bryan D Young, Esseim Sharma, Judith Meadows, Hyung J Chun, Wen-Chih Wu, Gaurav Choudhary, Alan R Morrison
Coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) from lung cancer screening computed tomography (LCSCT) or myocardial perfusion attenuation correction computed tomography (ACCT) are not routinely performed or reported. CACS from LCSCT and ACCT have not been directly compared in the same patient population. We identified 66 patients who underwent both LCSCT (non-gated) and ECG-gated cardiac CT (CCT) within a 2-year span. Of this population, 40 subjects had also undergone ACCT. Using the Agatston method, CACS for 264 individual vessels from the LCSCT population and for 160 vessels from ACCT population were calculated and evaluated for agreement with ECG-gated CCT as the gold standard...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428195/progression-of-coronary-artery-calcium-and-incident-heart-failure-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#3
Hooman Bakhshi, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Xiaoying Yang, Mohammad R Ostovaneh, Colin O Wu, Matthew Budoff, Hossein Bahrami, Nathan D Wong, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima
BACKGROUND: Although the association between coronary artery calcium (CAC) and future heart failure (HF) has been shown previously, the value of CAC progression in the prediction of HF has not been investigated. In this study, we investigated the association of CAC progression with subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and incident HF in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis is a population-based study consisting of 6814 men and women aged 45 to 84, free of overt cardiovascular disease at enrollment, who were recruited from 4 ethnicities...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427294/increased-phagocytic-nadph-oxidase-activity-associates-with-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-men
#4
Oscar Beloqui, María U Moreno, Gorka San José, Álvaro Pejenaute, Adriana Cortés, Manuel F Landecho, Javier Díez, Ana Fortuño, Guillermo Zalba
Vascular calcification is a common feature in atherosclerosis and associates with cardiovascular events. Oxidative stress may be involved in the pathogenesis of vascular calcification. Previous studies have shown that the phagocytic NADPH oxidase is associated with atherosclerosis. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between phagocytic NADPH oxidase-mediated superoxide production and coronary artery calcium (CAC). NADPH oxidase-mediated superoxide production was determined by chemiluminescence and CAC by computed tomography in 159 asymptomatic men free of overt clinical atherosclerosis...
April 20, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426728/pulmonary-vascular-volume-impaired-left-ventricular-filling-and-dyspnea-the-mesa-lung-study
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Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joao A C Lima, Steven M Kawut, Alain G Bertoni, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Mohammadali Habibi, Katja Hueper, David R Jacobs, Ravi Kalhan, Erin D Michos, Wendy S Post, Martin R Prince, Benjamin M Smith, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chia-Ying Liu, Filip Zemrak, Karol E Watson, Matthew Budoff, David A Bluemke, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of impaired left ventricular (LV) filling has focused on intrinsic causes of LV dysfunction; however, pulmonary vascular changes may contribute to reduced LV filling and dyspnea. We hypothesized that lower total pulmonary vascular volume (TPVV) on computed tomography (CT) would be associated with dyspnea and decrements in LV end-diastolic volume, particularly among ever-smokers. METHODS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis recruited adults without clinical cardiovascular disease in 2000-02...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423008/perirenal-fat-thickness-measured-with-computed-tomography-is-a-reliable-estimate-of-perirenal-fat-mass
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Guillaume Favre, Caroline Grangeon-Chapon, Charles Raffaelli, Florence François-Chalmin, Antonio Iannelli, Vincent Esnault
Deposition of perirenal adipose tissue has been associated with adverse renal and cardiovascular events. We compared various methods to measure perirenal adipose tissue using computerized tomography (CT)-scan and performed correlations with anthropometric measures associated with renal and cardiovascular events. Voluntary overweight and obese subjects undergoing a CT-scan for diagnostic purposes were included in the study. Perirenal adipose tissue volume, adipose tissue area of the renal sinus and perirenal fat thickness were manually measured bilaterally...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411031/prognostic-value-of-visually-detected-coronary-artery-calcification-on-unenhanced-non-gated-thoracic-computed-tomography-for-prediction-of-non-fatal-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality
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Lisa Shao, Andrew T Yan, Gerald Lebovic, Harvey H Wong, Anish Kirpalani, Djeven P Deva
PURPOSE: To determine the prognostic value of visually detected coronary artery calcification (CAC) on unenhanced non-gated thoracic computed tomography (CT) for non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre cohort study comprised of 410 consecutive patients aged 40-80 years without any known cardiovascular disease at baseline. CT images without electrocardiogram-gating were acquired for a variety of respiratory medicine indications...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403869/debulking-surgery-for-venous-hemangioma-arising-from-the-epicardium-report-of-a-case
#8
Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamada, Masato Nakajima, Toshio Oyama, Taichiro Goto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors that can occur in any cardiac layer: endocardium, myocardium, or epicardium. Histologically, cardiac hemangiomas may be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous; venous hemangiomas are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old man reported experiencing precordial discomfort. Computed tomography revealed a massive tumor adjacent to the right ventricle. The right coronary artery was found to be located at the center of the tumor...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400918/patient-selection-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-combined-clinical-and-multimodality-imaging-approach
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Rosangela Cocchia, Antonello D'Andrea, Marianna Conte, Massimo Cavallaro, Lucia Riegler, Rodolfo Citro, Cesare Sirignano, Massimo Imbriaco, Maurizio Cappelli, Giovanni Gregorio, Raffaele Calabrò, Eduardo Bossone
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been validated as a new therapy for patients affected by severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are not eligible for surgical intervention because of major contraindication or high operative risk. Patient selection for TAVR should be based not only on accurate assessment of aortic stenosis morphology, but also on several clinical and functional data. Multi-Imaging modalities should be preferred for assessing the anatomy and the dimensions of the aortic valve and annulus before TAVR...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398019/epidemiology-anatomy-pathophysiology-and-clinical-evaluation-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
#10
Yee-Ping Sun, Patrick T O' Gara
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is commonly encountered in the management of patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Primary TR is the result of structural abnormalities of the valve or chordal attachments whereas functional TR results from alterations in right ventricular (RV) or right atrial (RA) size, shape or function. The vast majority of TR cases seen in practice are functional in nature and usually results from left-sided heart disease (e.g., mitral valve disease, left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction) and/or pulmonary vascular disease, though it also manifests in the presence of isolated chronic atrial fibrillation (AF)...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394547/influence-of-male-obesity-on-fertility
#11
Miro Kasum, Sonja Anić-Jurica, Ermin Čehić, Tajana Klepac-Pulanić, Josip Juras, Kristina Žužul
The aim of this review is to analyze current diagnostic approaches to obesity in adult men, the potential mechanisms linking obesity to infertility, and treatment options aimed at improving reproductive health. Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic with the estimated prevalence increasing from 28.8% to 36.9% between 1980 and 2013. In terms of diagnosis, numerous simple techniques have been developed including body mass index, waist to hip ratio, waist circumference, bioelectrical impedance analysis, ultrasound and skinfold measurements...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393706/ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-high-risk-and-intermediate-high-risk-pulmonary-embolism-a-meta-analysis
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Cihangir Kaymaz, Özgür Yaşar Akbal, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa, Aykun Hakgör, Fatih Yilmaz, Selçuk Öztürk, Nertila Poçi, Sevim Türkday, Nihal Özdemir, Stavros Konstantinides
Catheter-directed Ultrasound-Assisted Thrombolysis (USAT) is a novel technology providing a high efficacy with a reduced bleeding risk in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). We performed a meta-analysis based on presented or published PE series in which USAT was utilized. We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for trials published up to December 2015. The primary outcomes were mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAMP), right to left ventricle diameter ratio (RV/LV ratio) and computed tomography (CT) obstruction score...
April 4, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393566/prognostic-implications-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-and-coronary-calcium-score-in-a-macedonian-cohort-of-asymptomatic-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Irena Peovska Mitevska, Natalija Baneva, Elizabeta Srbinovska, Lily Stojanovska, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Marijan Bosevski
AIM: Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for coronary artery disease; however, a number of studies have shown that patients are asymptomatic for coronary artery disease. The presence of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes was evaluated to determine its impact on management decision and prognosis. METHODS: A total of 75 patients underwent single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging for detection of suspected coronary artery disease...
April 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389572/prognostic-value-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-insights-from-the-promise-trial
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Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik, James E Udelson, Michael H Picard, Quynh A Truong, Manesh R Patel, Megan Huang, Michael J Pencina, Daniel B Mark, John F Heitner, Christopher B Fordyce, Patricia A Pellikka, Jean-Claude Tardif, Matthew J Budoff, George Nahhas, Benjamin J Chow, Andrzej S Kosinski, Kerry L Lee, Pamela S Douglas
Background -Optimal management of patients with stable chest pain relies on the prognostic information provided by noninvasive cardiovascular testing, but there are limited data from randomized trials comparing anatomic with functional testing. Methods -In the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial, patients with stable chest pain and intermediate pre-test probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) were randomized to functional testing (exercise electrocardiography, nuclear stress, or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
April 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386817/review-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-journal-of-nuclear-cardiology-in-2016-part-2-of-2-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#15
Fadi G Hage, Wael A AlJaroudi
In 2016, the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology published many high-quality articles. Similar to previous years, we will summarize here a selection of the articles that were published in the Journal in 2016 to provide a concise review of the main advancements that have recently occurred in the field. In the first article of this two-part series we focused on publications dealing with positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance. This review will place emphasis on myocardial perfusion imaging using single-photon emission-computed tomography summarizing advances in the field including in diagnosis, prognosis, and appropriate use...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385310/prevalence-and-clinical-manifestations-of-primary-aldosteronism-encountered-in-primary%C3%A2-care%C3%A2-practice
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Silvia Monticone, Jacopo Burrello, Davide Tizzani, Chiara Bertello, Andrea Viola, Fabrizio Buffolo, Luisa Gabetti, Giulio Mengozzi, Tracy A Williams, Franco Rabbia, Franco Veglio, Paolo Mulatero
BACKGROUND: Despite being widely recognized as the most common form of secondary hypertension, among the general hypertensive population the true prevalence of primary aldosteronism (PA) and its main subtypes, aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH), remains a matter of debate. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the prevalence and clinical phenotype of PA in a large cohort of unselected patients with hypertension, consecutively referred to our hypertension unit, by 19 general practitioners from Torino, Italy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381870/cardiovascular-calcification-and-subcortical-bone-demineralization-in-hypertension
#17
Chiara Cirillo, Giancarlo Bilancio, Francesco Natale, Claudia Concilio, Maria Giovanna Russo, Paolo Calabrò, Massimo Cirillo
The present study investigated cardiovascular calcification, peripheral bone mineral density (BMD), and lab indices in hypertensive patients aged 55-74 years without severe kidney dysfunction. Cardiovascular calcification was investigated by ultrasound examinations at eight sites: aortic valve, left and right common carotid artery, left and right carotid artery bifurcation, left and right internal carotid artery, and abdominal aorta. The presence/absence of calcification at each site was coded as 1/0, respectively, for the calculation of a cumulative score...
April 6, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381081/cardiac-imaging-in-patients-with-acute-or-chronic-heart-failure
#18
Giorgio Faganello, Sara Doimo, Concetta DI Nora, Andrea DI Lenarda
In recent years, imaging techniques have revolutionized the diagnosis of heart failure (HF) and they are indispensable for clinical decision-making in patients with acute and chronic HF. Echocardiography remains a first-line test in HF and continues to provide valuable information on left ventricular and valvular function. However, there is increasing evidence to integrate imaging modalities such as cardiovascular magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography and computed tomography, in the clinical care...
April 4, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379356/decreased-glycolytic-metabolism-in-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-by-18f-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-new-insights-into-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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Marcelo Dantas Tavares de Melo, Maria Clementina Pinto Giorgi, Antonildes Nascimento Assuncao, Roberto Nery Dantas, Jose de Arimateia Araujo Filho, Jose Rodrigues Parga Filho, Ana Luiza de Souza Bierrenbach, Camila Rocon de Lima, José Soares, José Claudio Meneguetti, Charles Mady, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Roberto Kalil Filho, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Vera Maria Cury Salemi
Aims: The pathophysiological mechanisms of left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) remain controversial. This study performed combined 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose dynamic positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and 99mTc-sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies to evaluate myocardial glucose metabolism and perfusion in patients with LVNC and their clinical implications. Methods and results: Thirty patients (41 ± 12 years, 53% male) with LVNC, diagnosed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) criteria, and eight age-matched healthy controls (42 ± 12 years, 50% male) were prospectively recruited to undergo FDG-PET with measurement of the myocardial glucose uptake rate (MGU) and SPECT to investigate perfusion-metabolism patterns...
March 30, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371683/association-between-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-a-sample-of-primary-cardiovascular-prevention-patients
#20
Loïc Panh, Jean Bernard Ruidavets, Hervé Rousseau, Antoine Petermann, Vanina Bongard, Emilie Bérard, Dorota Taraszkiewicz, Olivier Lairez, Michel Galinier, Didier Carrié, Jean Ferrières
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A high level of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is associated with an increased risk of mortality and myocardial infarction. ALP hydrolyses inorganic pyrophosphate, which is a strong inhibitor of calcium phosphate deposition. The aim of this study was to determine whether ALP is associated with the coronary artery calcium score (CACS). METHODS: We examined the association of CACS, assessed by computed tomography scanning, and ALP, in 500 patients consecutively recruited, free of cardiovascular disease...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
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