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M Mrgan, J Gram, M Hecht Olsen, D Dey, B Linde Nørgaard, J Gram, N P Rønnow Sand
AIM: To determine differences in coronary plaque composition and inflammatory biomarkers between men and women with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes without known cardiovascular disease. METHODS: A total of 88 people with newly diagnosed (<1 year) Type 2 diabetes underwent contrast-enhanced coronary computed tomography angiography. Advanced coronary plaque analysis was performed using semi-automated software. Plasma concentrations of inflammatory biomarkers were determined...
June 22, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Derek M Culnan, Rajiv Sood
Burn injuries generate multisystem physiological derangements. The authors present a case series of three patients developing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) stemming from coronary vasospasm (CVS) over a course of 5 months. This etiology of ACS is significant as it has previously not been described in burn patients and requires a different management algorithm than vaso-occlusive disease. All patients were admitted to a single accredited burn unit. Burn mechanisms were flash burn, chemical fire, and house fire...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Shigeru Saito, Mitchell W Krucoff, Shigeru Nakamura, Roxana Mehran, Akiko Maehara, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Stephen M Rowland, Gudaye Tasissa, Debbie Morrell, Diane Joseph, Yumiko Okaniwa, Yoshisato Shibata, Barry D Bertolet, Mark D Rothenberg, Philippe Généreux, Hiram Bezerra, David F Kong
Aims: Harmonized Assessment by Randomized Multicentre Study of OrbusNEich's Combo StEnt (HARMONEE) (NCT02073565) was a randomized pivotal registration trial of the Combo stent, which combined sirolimus and an abluminal bioabsorbable polymer with a novel endoluminal anti-CD34+ antibody coating designed to capture endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and promote percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) site healing. Methods and results: Clinically stabilized PCI subjects were randomized 1:1 to receive Combo or everolimus-eluting stents (EES)...
June 21, 2018: European Heart Journal
Reidun Aarsetøy, Hildegunn Aarsetøy, Tor-Arne Hagve, Heidi Strand, Harry Staines, Dennis W T Nilsen
Aim: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) secondary to ventricular fibrillation (VF) may be due to different cardiac conditions. We investigated whether copeptin, hs-cTnT and NT-proBNP in addition to clinical assessment may help to identify the etiology of SCA and yield prognostic information. Methods and Results: EDTA-blood was collected prior to or at hospital admission from patients with SCA of assumed cardiac origin. Clinical data were obtained from hospital records...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Nneka Udechukwu, Pragya Shrestha, Muhammad Zeeshan Khan, Anthony A Donato
We describe a case of a middle-aged man who presented to the emergency department with typical anginal chest pains and found to have new, deeply inverted T-waves on ECG consistent with Wellens' syndrome. Similar to the description by Wellens et al , a critical 99% stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending artery was indeed confirmed by coronary angiography and successfully treated with drug-eluting stent. It is very important that physicians recognise this ECG finding as a harbinger of a serious cardiovascular condition and the necessity for an early invasive cardiac catheterisation...
June 21, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Delara Javat, Clare Heal, Jennifer Banks, Stefan Buchholz, Zhihua Zhang
RATIONALE: To address the inaccessibility of interventional cardiac services in North Queensland a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory (CCL) was established in Mackay Base Hospital (MBH) in February 2014. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the provision of in-house angiography and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) 1) minimises treatment delays 2) further reduces the risk of mortality, recurrent myocardial infarction (MI) and recurrent ischaemia 3) improves patient satisfaction and 4) minimises cost expenditure compared with inter-hospital transfer for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
2018: PloS One
Mariana S Parahuleva, Bernhard Schieffer, Michael Klassen, Michael Worsch, Behnoush Parviz, Hans Hölschermann
BACKGROUND Factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) has a role in vascular inflammation and may have a role coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between two naturally occurring single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the FSAP gene and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). MATERIAL AND METHODS Of 733 patients, 173 patients had symptoms of angina, and 560 patients had CAD confirmed by coronary angiography. All patients were genotyped for SNPs of the FSAP gene, Marburg I (MI-SNP) and Marburg II (MII-SNP), using 5' exonuclease TaqMan assays...
June 21, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Huong Nguyen-Thu, Yoshiaki Ohyama, Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi, Tien Nguyen-Cong, Akio Sugimoto, Makito Sato, Hisako Sumiyoshi, Tetsuya Nakamura, Masahiko Kurabayashi, Yoshito Tsushima
PURPOSE: Age-related aortic changes are related to adverse cardiac remodeling and reduced cardiac function. Here, we aim to assess the correlations between aortic arch width (AAW) and left ventricular (LV) remodeling and LV function as well as coronary artery calcification (CAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 194 patients (ages, 67±12 y) who underwent both coronary computed tomography angiography and echocardiography. The AAW is defined as the longest width between the ascending and descending aorta on a transaxial noncontrast coronary computed tomography angiography image at the level of the pulmonary artery bifurcation...
July 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
T Liu, P Zhou, H Chen
Objective: To observe the effect of 5 F Tiger Ⅰ catheter shaping technique in complex coronary angiography. Methods: This study was a single-center, single-blind, randomized, parallel controlled trial and subjects were consecutively enrolled if the first coronary angiography could not be completed by 5 F Tiger Ⅰ catheterization at our department from January 2016 to June 2017 ( n= 159). The subjects were divided into 2 groups using a random number table method: 79 patients in the control group, and 6 F Judkins and Amplatz catheters were used to perform coronary angiography through the radial artery; 80 patients in the experimental group, and 5 F Tiger Ⅰ shaping technique were used to perform coronary angiography through the radial artery...
June 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
B J Cheng, X M Nie, X L Zeng, H Yuan, X Ma, Y X Zhao, Y J Zhou
Objective: To investigate the correlation of the expression of platelet microRNA-223 (miR-223) with the degree of platelet activation and the severity of coronary lesions in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods: A total of 204 consecutive patients underwent coronary artery angiography (CAG) at Beijing Anzhen Hospital between April and December 2016 were enrolled. According to CAG results, all the patients were divided into two groups: 112 patients in CAD group and 92 patients in control group...
June 12, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Fabio Mangiacapra, Edoardo Bressi, Alessandro Sticchi, Carmine Morisco, Emanuele Barbato
The presence and extent of myocardial ischemia are the major determinants of prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Unlike coronary angiography alone, fractional flow reserve (FFR) has enabled interventional cardiologists to accurately determine whether coronary atherosclerotic plaques are responsible for myocardial ischemia, and therefore deserve to be revascularized. Areas covered: An overview on the role of FFR in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, as well as the potential related controversies is provided...
June 20, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Mariano Pellicano, Vincent Floré, Emanuele Barbato, Bernard De Bruyne
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of old calcified saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) is challenging and is associated with a considerably high risk of adverse ischemic events in the short- and long-term as compared to native coronary arteries. We report a case in which a non-dilatable, calcified SVG lesion is successfully treated with rotational atherectomy followed by PCI and stenting with local stent delivery (LSD) technique using the Guidezilla™ guide extension catheter (5-in-6 Fr) in the "child-in-mother" fashion...
June 19, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Jason P Stopyra, Robert F Riley, Brian C Hiestand, Gregory B Russell, James W Hoekstra, Cedric W Lefebvre, Bret A Nicks, David M Cline, Kim L Askew, Stephanie B Elliott, David M Herrington, Gregory L Burke, Chadwick D Miller, Simon A Mahler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of the HEART Pathway on healthcare utilization and safety outomes at 1 year in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS: Adult Emergency Department (ED) patients with chest pain (N=282) were randomized to the HEART Pathway or usual care. In the HEART Pathway arm, ED providers used the HEART score and troponin measures (0 and 3-hours) to risk stratify patients. Usual care was based on ACC/AHA guidelines. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE: cardiac death, myocardial infarction [MI], or coronary revascularization), objective testing (stress testing or coronary angiography), and cardiac hospitalizations and ED visits were assessed at 1 year...
June 19, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Irene Pusceddu, Marcus Kleber, Graciela Delgado, Wolfgang Herrmann, Winfried März, Markus Herrmann
INTRODUCTION: Short telomeres have been associated with adverse lifestyle factors, cardiovascular risk factors and age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, and also with mortality. However, previous studies report conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study has been to investigate the involvement of telomere length in all-cause and CVD mortality in subjects hospitalized for diagnostic coronary angiography of the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study...
2018: PloS One
Sheng-Huang Wang, Lin Chu, Zhao Xu, Hong-Lin Zhou, Jiang-Fei Chen, Huang-Fu Ning
OBJECTIVE: To observe the immediate effect and safety of Shexiang Tongxin dropping pills ( , STDP) on patients with coronary slow flow (CSF), and furthermore, to explore new evidence for the use of Chinese medicine in treating ischemic chest pain. METHODS: Coronary angiography (CAG) with corrected thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count (CTFC) was applied (collected at 30 frames/s). The treatment group included 22 CSF patients, while the control group included 22 individuals with normal coronary flow...
June 18, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Adriaan Coenen, Young-Hak Kim, Mariusz Kruk, Christian Tesche, Jakob De Geer, Akira Kurata, Marisa L Lubbers, Joost Daemen, Lucian Itu, Saikiran Rapaka, Puneet Sharma, Chris Schwemmer, Anders Persson, U Joseph Schoepf, Cezary Kepka, Dong Hyun Yang, Koen Nieman
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is a reliable modality to detect coronary artery disease. However, CTA generally overestimates stenosis severity compared with invasive angiography, and angiographic stenosis does not necessarily imply hemodynamic relevance when fractional flow reserve (FFR) is used as reference. CTA-based FFR (CT-FFR), using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), improves the correlation with invasive FFR results but is computationally demanding...
June 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Pairoj Chattranukulchai, Jule Namchaisiri, Monravee Tumkosit, Sarinya Puwanant, Yongkasem Vorasettakarnkij, Suphot Srimahachota, Smonporn Boonyaratavej
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly. The enlarged right coronary artery provides retrograde collaterals to supply the left ventricle then preferentially directs into the lower pressure pulmonary artery system causing coronary steal phenomenon. Few patients who survive through adulthood without surgery must have abundant, well-formed functioning collaterals with adequate perfusion of the left ventricle...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Xu Guo, Xiaoou Wang, Xinzhong Zhang, Ahmed O Ahmed, David H Hsi, Daqing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile disease with mucocutaneous and cardiovascular involvement affecting infants and young children. Though coronary artery abnormalities are common in Kawasaki disease, no consensus has been reached regarding the treatment of acute coronary artery diseases in this population. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a case of myocardial infarction triggered by blunt chest wall trauma in a 20 years old girl. She presented with chest pain and breathlessness with brief syncope, lab results and electrocardiogram findings were consistent with acute myocardial infarction...
June 18, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Fereshteh Ghaderi, Hossein Samim, Faeze Keihanian, Seyed Ali Danesh Sani
BACKGROUND: It is well recognized that cardio- vascular risk factors lead to histological and functional changes in aorta, and aortic stiffness is the best predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this study we evaluated the relation of a less evaluated echocardiographic parameter of aortic stiffness, aortic propagation velocity (APV) with the presence and severity of CAD. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted from May 2015 to March 2016 in Imam Reza hospital, Mashhad, Iran...
June 19, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Tomasz Tokarek, Zbigniew Siudak, Artur Dziewierz, Tomasz Rakowski, Róża Krycińska, Andżelika Siwiec, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Despite an increase in the proportion of nonagenarians in demographic structure, there is still a paucity of data on the utilization and outcome of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in this population. Also, very old patients are under-represented in randomized clinical trials and their treatment is still an emerging challenge. Thus, we sought to compare patient profiles and periprocedural outcomes of PCI in nonagenarians and patients younger than 90 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were based on the Polish National Registry of PCI (ORPKI)...
June 15, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
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