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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331613/internal-carotid-artery-web-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-cryptogenic-ischemic-stroke
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Jon Antigüedad-Muñoz, Patricia de la Riva, Gorka Arenaza Choperena, Amaia Muñoz Lopetegi, Naiara Andrés Marín, Gorka Fernández-Eulate, Manuel Moreno Valladares, Maite Martínez Zabaleta
Carotid artery web is considered an exceptional cause of recurrent ischemic strokes in the affected arterial territory. The underlying pathology proposed for this entity is an atypical fibromuscular dysplasia. We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with no cardiovascular risk factors who had experienced 2 cryptogenic ischemic strokes in the same arterial territory within an 11-month period. Although all diagnostic tests initially yielded normal results, detailed analysis of the computed tomography angiography images revealed a carotid web; catheter angiography subsequently confirmed the diagnosis...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329818/hybrid-imaging-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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Andreas A Giannopoulos, Oliver Gaemperli
Hybrid imaging for ischemic heart disease refers to the fusion of information from a single or usually from multiple cardiovascular imaging modalities enabling synergistic assessment of the presence, the extent, and the severity of coronary atherosclerotic disease along with the hemodynamic significance of lesions and/or with evaluation of the myocardial function. A combination of coronary computed tomography angiography with myocardial perfusion imaging, such as single-photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography, has been adopted in several centers and implemented in international coronary artery disease management guidelines...
January 9, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327063/systemic-inflammation-and-evidence-of-a-cardio-splenic-axis-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Kasper F Hjuler, Lars C Gormsen, Mikkel H Vendelbo, Alexander Egeberg, Jakob Nielsen, Lars Iversen
The spleen is thought to play a role in atherosclerosis-associated immunity and cardiovascular research has indicated the existence of a cardio-splenic axis. The aim of this study was to assess splenic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake as a measure of systemic inflammation in patients with untreated psoriasis compared with historical controls assessed by positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis (n = 12, age 61.4 ± 4.1 years, 83% men, mean  Psoriasis Area Severity Index score of 14...
December 20, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325551/relationship-between-cardiac-microvascular-dysfunction-measured-with-82rubidium-pet-and-albuminuria-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Louis Potier, Renata Chequer, Ronan Roussel, Kamel Mohammedi, Souad Sismail, Agnès Hartemann, Chloé Amouyal, Michel Marre, Dominique Le Guludec, Fabien Hyafil
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is of one the strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in diabetes. Diabetes is associated with cardiac microvascular dysfunction (CMD), a powerful, independent prognostic factor for cardiac mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between CMD and microvascular complications in patients without known CVD. METHODS: In this monocentric study, myocardial flow reserve (MFR) was measured with cardiac 82Rubidium positron emission tomography (Rb-PET) in 311 patients referred to nuclear medicine department of Bichat University Hospital for screening of coronary artery disease from 2012 to 2014...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325542/visceral-adipose-tissue-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hiv-infected-patients-undergoing-cart-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria Teresa Beires, André Silva-Pinto, Ana Cristina Santos, António José Madureira, Jorge Pereira, Davide Carvalho, António Sarmento, Paula Freitas
BACKGROUND: Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) in HIV-infected patients has been associated with lipodystrophy, metabolic abnormalities, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Ultrasound measures of carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) have been used as a valid measure of subclinical atherosclerosis and as a tool to predict the risk of cardiovascular events. Our aim was to evaluate the progression of cIMT in HIV-infected patients subjected to cART, with and without lipodystrophy, over a one-year period...
January 11, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324913/the-detection-of-endocarditis-post-implantation-grafts-arteritis-and-other-related-disorders-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Jelena Šaponjski, Dragana Šobić-Šaranović, Strahinja Odalović, Milica Stojiljković, Jelena Pantović, Nebojša Petrović, Isidora Grozdić-Milojević, Vera Artiko
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) is a nuclear medicine diagnostic method which, unlike other technological modalities that asses anatomical features, detects increased glucose metabolism inside the cells, thus is very helpful in diagnosing cardiovascular infection and inflammation and also in therapy planning. AIM: Aim of this study was to assess the significance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in detection of an active disease in patients with infection and inflammation of cardiovascular system...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323823/atrioesophageal-fistula-a-rare-complication-of-radiofrequency-ablation
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Inbar Saporta, Adithya Chennamadhavuni, Michael J Dolan
75-year-old woman was admitted with fever, chills, altered mentation, and right-sided weakness. A month earlier, she had undergone catheter radiofrequency ablation for treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation. A magnetic resonance imaging scan of her brain revealed septic emboli with multiple bilateral cerebral and cerebellar infarcts, as well as extensive bilateral leptomeningeal enhancement. Blood cultures were positive for Streptococcus mitis, Rothia mucilaginosa, Streptococcus pneumonia, and Candida albicans, which suggested a connection between gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems...
June 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321389/aortic-root-calcification-score-as-an-independent-factor-for-predicting-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Hirofumi Okada, Hayato Tada, Kenshi Hayashi, Hiroki Kawashima, Tadanori Takata, Kenji Sakata, Atsushi Nohara, Hiroshi Mabuchi, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri
AIM: The aims of this study were: 1) to determine whether the accumulation of aortic root calcification (ARC) assessed using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) can predict future cardiovascular events, and 2) to estimate the onset and progression of ARC in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). METHODS: One hundred thirteen consecutive Japanese patients with heterozygous FH (male=54, mean age=52.1±15.6 years, mean LDL-C=299.0±94.6 mg/dL), without known coronary artery disease, who underwent 64-detector row CCTA were retrospectively evaluated...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320864/diagnostic-performance-of-static-single-scan-stress-perfusion-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-detecting-hemodynamically-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis-a-comparison-with-combined-invasive-coronary-angiography-and-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-myocardial
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Inyoung Song, Jeong Geun Yi, Jeong Hee Park, Mi Young Kim, Je Kyoun Shin, Sung Min Ko
Background Non-invasive anatomical and physiological evaluations of coronary artery disease (CAD) may be obtained with static single-scan stress perfusion cardiac computed tomography (SSPCT). Purpose To determine the diagnostic performance of static SSPCT for identifying hemodynamically significant CAD. Material and Methods This prospective study included 29 patients with suspected or known CAD who underwent static SSPCT, cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging (CMR-MPI), and invasive coronary angiography (ICA)...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317943/acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-characteristics-and-clinical-outcome-of-patients-treated-with-an-intensive-protocol
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Georgia Diamantopoulou, Christos Konstantakis, Anastasia Kottorοu, Georgios Skroubis, Georgios Theocharis, Vasileios Theopistos, Christos Triantos, Vasiliki Nikolopoulou, Konstantinos Thomopoulos
Background: In recent years major advances have been made in the management of patients with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics and clinical outcome of patients with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (ALGIB) treated with an intensive protocol. Methods: We analyzed the medical records of 528 patients with ALGIB. All patients after hemodynamic stabilization underwent colonoscopy during the first 24 h of hospitalization and capsule enteroscopy when needed...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317451/duration-of-diabetes-and-prediabetes-during-adulthood-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-cardiac-dysfunction-in-middle-age-the-cardia-study
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Jared P Reis, Norrina B Allen, Michael P Bancks, J Jeffrey Carr, Cora E Lewis, Joao A Lima, Jamal S Rana, Samuel S Gidding, Pamela J Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the duration of diabetes and duration of prediabetes estimated during a 25-year period in early adulthood are each independently associated with coronary artery calcified plaque (CAC) and abnormalities in left ventricular structure and function later in life. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants were 3,628 white and black adults aged 18-30 years without diabetes or prediabetes at baseline (1985-1986) in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study...
January 9, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312774/marfan-syndrome-with-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-literatures
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Weiming Hao, Yong Fang, Hao Lai, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Miao Lin, Lijie Tan
Marfan syndrome is a multisystem connective tissue disorder of autosomal dominant inheritance, which typically involves manifestations of the cardiovascular, skeletal, and ocular systems. Pulmonary involvement occurs less frequently. We report a case of a 28-year-old woman suffering from hours of sudden onset, progressive shortness of breath and right-sided chest pain. On physical examination, she presented decreased breath sound on the right side of chest, together with severe scoliosis and marfanoid habitus...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310688/effect-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-coronary-high-intensity-plaques-detected-with-non-contrast-t1-weighted-imaging-the-aquamarine-epa-dha-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kazuhiro Nakao, Teruo Noguchi, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yoshiaki Morita, Tomoaki Kanaya, Masashi Fujino, Hayato Hosoda, Shuichi Yoneda, Shoji Kawakami, Toshiyuki Nagai, Kensaku Nishihira, Takahiro Nakashima, Reon Kumasaka, Tetsuo Arakawa, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Michio Nakanishi, Yu Kataoka, Yoshio Tahara, Yoichi Goto, Haruko Yamamoto, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Satoshi Yasuda
BACKGROUND: Despite the success of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy in reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular events, a residual risk for cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains. Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFAs), especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are promising anti-atherosclerosis agents that might reduce the residual CAD risk. Non-contrast T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) less invasively identifies high-risk coronary plaques as high-intensity signals...
January 8, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310335/two-stage-hybrid-treatment-strategy-for-an-adult-patient-with-aortic-arch-coarctation-poststenotic-aneurysm-and-hypoplastic-left-subclavian-artery-a-case-report
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Xiao-Bo Pu, Shi-Jian Chen, Mao Chen, Yuan Feng
RATIONALE: Coarctation of aorta in adulthood is usually complicated by other cardiovascular anomalies, posing great technical challenge for intervention. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report an extremely rare case of aortic arch coarctation combined with a poststenotic biloculated calcified aneurysm and hypoplastic left subclavian artery. INTERVENTIONS: First, an extra-anatomic bypass was established, along with narrowing of aorta just proximal and distal to the aneurysm...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305347/maintenance-of-ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-coronary-artery-calcium-progression-in-low-risk-men-and-women-in-the-framingham-heart-study
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Shih-Jen Hwang, Oyere Onuma, Joseph M Massaro, Xiaoling Zhang, Yi-Ping Fu, Udo Hoffmann, Caroline S Fox, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: Ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and freedom from coronary artery calcium (CAC). Prospective data on the association between maintenance of optimal CVH and the progression of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis are limited. We assessed the influence of unfavorable versus favorable CVH on the incidence of CAC progression. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population consisted of 1119 FHS (Framingham Heart Study) participants who attended the serial FHS MDCT I and MDCT II study (Multi-Detector Computed Tomography) and had a zero Agatston CAC score at baseline...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301516/the-effect-of-dapagliflozin-treatment-on-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume
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Takao Sato, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Sho Yuasa, Shohei Kishi, Koichi Fuse, Satoshi Fujita, Yoshio Ikeda, Hitoshi Kitazawa, Minoru Takahashi, Masahito Sato, Masaaki Okabe
BACKGROUND: Glycosuria produced by sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors is associated with weight loss. SGLT-2 inhibitors reportedly might reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular events. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a pathogenic fat depot that may be associated with coronary atherosclerosis. The present study evaluated the relationship between an SGLT-2 inhibitor (dapagliflozin) and EAT volume. METHODS: In 40 diabetes mellitus patients with coronary artery disease (10 women and 30 men; mean age of all 40 patients was 67...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291201/sickle-cell-and-alpha-thalassemia-traits-resulting-in-non-atherosclerotic-myocardial-infarction-beyond-coincidence
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Lee S Nguyen, Alban Redheuil, Olivier Mangin, Joe-Elie Salem
Alpha-thalassemia trait and sickle trait are not commonly considered risk factors of ischemic heart disease. We report the case of a non-atherosclerotic silent myocardial infarction in a 46-year-old woman, carrier of the alpha-thalassemia trait (homozygous deletion of locus -3.7) combined with sickle cell trait. While the patient was included as healthy volunteer for a metabolic study, we performed cardiac magnetic resonance imagery showing a left ventricle apicolateral myocardial infarction. Coronary computed tomography angiography showed normal coronary arteries with a coronary calcium score of 0...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288369/assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-profile-based-on-measurement-of-tophus-volume-in-patients-with-gout
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Kyung-Ann Lee, Se-Ri Ryu, Seong-Jun Park, Hae-Rim Kim, Sang-Heon Lee
Hyperuricemia and gout are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of total tophus volumes, measured using dual-energy computed tomography, with cardiovascular risk and the presence of metabolic syndrome. Dual-energy computed tomography datasets from 91 patients with a diagnosis of gout were analyzed retrospectively. Patients who received urate lowering therapy were excluded to avoid the effect on tophus volume. The total volumes of tophaceous deposition were quantified using automated volume assessment software...
December 29, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286273/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-imaging
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Elif S Selamet Tierney
The Imaging Program at the 7th World Congress highlighted the versatility and diagnostic power of the current and upcoming imaging tools in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Several experts presented interesting as well as practical data on the use of 2D and 3D Echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography in the fetus, child, and adult with congenital heart disease. Bridging sessions coupled use of these imaging modalities and screening practices in patients with acquired heart disease...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284565/bone-mineral-density-of-the-radius-predicts-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-diabetes-heart-study
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Leon Lenchik, Thomas C Register, Fang-Chi Hsu, Jianzhao Xu, S Carrie Smith, J Jeffrey Carr, Barry I Freedman, Donald W Bowden
This study aimed to determine the association between areal and volumetric bone mineral density (BMD) with all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Associations between BMD and all-cause mortality were examined in 576 women and 517 men with T2D in the Diabetes Heart Study. Volumetric BMD in the thoracic and lumbar spine was measured with quantitative computed tomography. Areal BMD (aBMD) in the lumbar spine, total hip, femoral neck, ultradistal radius, mid radius, and whole body was measured using dual X-ray absorptiometry...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
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