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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052025/ultra-low-dose-ct-coronary-angiography-using-128-slice-dual-source-ct-with-low-concentration-contrast-agent-initial-experience
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Lei Zhao, Aishi Liu, Youmin Guo
PURPOSE: To optimize and evaluate an ultra-low-dose (ULD) technique for CT coronary angiography (CTCA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two patients were randomly divided into two groups. ULD and routine CTCA were performed in groups A and B. Image quality, radiation dose and contrast agent were evaluated. RESULTS: The effective dose (ED) was 0.20 ± 0.01 mSv for the ULD technique, a decrease of 87% (t = - 21.182, P < 0.001) compared with the control group...
October 19, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051477/low-kv-and-low-concentration-contrast-agent-with-iterative-reconstruction-of-computed-tomography-ct-coronary-angiography-a-preliminary-study
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Hong Zhang, Yanhe Ma, Jun Lyu, Yapeng Yang, Wei Yuan, Zhenchun Song
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the image quality and radiation dose of CT coronary angiography (CTCA) with low kV, low concentration contrast agent, and iterative reconstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety cases were randomly divided into 3 groups according to contrast agent concentration: group A 270 mg/ml (100 kV), group B 350 mg/ml (120 kV), and group C 370 mg/ml (120 kV), with 30 cases per group. Tube current was 200-250 mAs. Collimator width was 128×0.6 mm. Rotation speed was 0.27 s...
October 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050847/anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-presenting-in-adulthood-a-french-nationwide-retrospective-study
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Laura Le Berre, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Alain Fraisse, Dominique Boulmier, Maria Jimenez, Bruno Gallet, Karine Warin Fresse, Jacques Mansourati, Patrice Guerin
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital heart disease usually diagnosed during the first months of life. Without surgical treatment, ALCAPA carries a high mortality risk, and disease presentation in adulthood is rare. We describe the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with ALCAPA in adulthood. This multicenter French nationwide retrospective study included adult patients diagnosed from 1980 to 2014. Eleven adult patients (mean age: 38 ± 17 years) were analyzed...
August 25, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050745/a-spectrum-of-retinal-vasculature-measures-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Sarah B Wang, Paul Mitchell, Gerald Liew, Tien Yin Wong, Kevin Phan, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Nichole Joachim, George Burlutsky, Bamini Gopinath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to comprehensively describe a spectrum of retinal vessel measures including fractal dimension (Df) and their associations with indices of coronary artery disease (CAD) extent and severity, as well as hypertension and diabetes. METHODS: The Australian Heart Eye Study (AHES) is an observational study that surveyed 1680 participants presenting to a tertiary referral hospital for the evaluation of potential CAD by coronary angiography. A range of newer retinal vessel geometric measures (Df, curvature tortuosity, and branching angle) were quantified from retinal photographs using semi-automated software, the Singapore 'I' Vessel Assessment (SIVA) tool...
October 10, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050736/-complicated-transcatheter-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-abscess-and-pseudoaneurysm-value-of-the-ecg-gated-multidetector-computed-tomography-angiography
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S Pichard, G Gibault-Genty, A Vienet-Legue, N Baron, R Convers-Domart, J L Georges, B Livarek
A 80-year-old man was admitted to catheterization room for an acute infero-lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiography showed a thrombotic occlusion of the second left marginal branch, and normal other coronary arteries. The thrombo-embolic mechanism of the STEMI, and the infectious context in this patient who had had a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) two months earlier, led us to suspect a bioprosthesis endocarditis. It was confirmed by transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, which showed an aortic-mitral curtain abscess and aortic bioprosthesis vegetations, associated to Enterococcus faecalis bacteriemia...
October 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049246/synergistic-elca-aspiration-des-thrombus-removal-strategy-embolus-impact-in-high-risk-plaque-a-case-report
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Yoshihiro Imai, Takehiro Yamashita, On Topaz
RATIONALE: Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) and red thrombus are suggested as a high-risk of embolic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Intracoronary aspiration procedures occasionally result in either an insufficient thrombus removal or provide no significant effects on TCFA. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 76-year-old male underwent coronary angiography for chest pain. DIAGNOSES: Coronary angiography revealed a tight stenosis at the right coronary artery which resulted in treatment by PCI...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047360/comparison-of-circulating-dendritic-cell-and-monocyte-subsets-at-different-stages-of-atherosclerosis-insights-from-optical-coherence-tomography
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Jianhui Zhuang, Yang Han, Dachun Xu, Guofu Zhu, Shekhar Singh, Luoman Chen, Mengyun Zhu, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu, Xiankai Li
BACKGROUND: While specific patterns of circulating dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes are associated with the incidence of coronary artery disease, the characterization of circulating DC and monocyte subsets in patients with different stages of atherosclerosis remains unclear. METHODS: Forty-eight patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP) diagnosed by angiography were enrolled. Likewise, 31 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were enrolled and confirmed with the presence of thrombosis by angiography...
October 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046758/coronary-artery-ectasia-presenting-with-acute-inferior-wall-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-adult
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Htun Latt, Sammy Aung, Kyaw Kyaw, Richard Seher
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE), a variant of coronary artery anomalies, is a rare clinical entity. Although atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), CAE also conveys a relatively high risk for potentially life-threatening cardiac events. We report a case of a 35-year-old male with two-vessel CAE, who presented with acute inferior wall ST election myocardial infarction (STEMI). After initiating medical therapy including bivalirudin, emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting of postero-lateral branch of right coronary artery (RCA) was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046757/multiple-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-to-left-ventricular-fistula-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Praneet Iyer, Rishitha Yelisetti
Coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) are found in 0.3-0.8% of patients who undergo coronary angiography. CAFs are defined as single or multiple, small or large direct communications that arise from one or more coronary arteries and enter into one of the four cardiac chambers or major vessels. We present two cases of multiple coronary artery fistulas arising from diagonal and left anterior descending (LAD) branches of left coronary artery draining into the left ventricle. In both the cases, No intervention was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046319/effect-of-intravenous-fentanyl-on-ticagrelor-absorption-and-platelet-inhibition-among-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-pacify-randomized-clinical-trial
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John W McEvoy, Khalil Ibrahim, Thomas S Kickler, William A Clarke, Rani K Hasan, Matthew J Czarny, Ali R Keramati, Rakesh R Goli, Travis P Gratton, Jeffrey A Brinker, Matthews Chacko, Chao-Wei Hwang, Peter V Johnston, Julie M Miller, Jeffrey C Trost, William R Herzog, Roger S Blumenthal, David R Thiemann, Jon R Resar, Steven P Schulman
Fentanyl is a potent opiate commonly administered during cardiac catheterization procedures in North America. The question of whether fentanyl could have adverse consequences in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is raised by recent research demonstrating that intravenous morphine significantly delays the absorption of oral P2Y12 platelet inhibitors. The presumed mechanism is slowed gastric emptying. The single-center Platelet Aggregation with tiCagrelor Inhibition and FentanYl (PACIFY) trial randomized adults undergoing clinically-indicated elective coronary angiography to receive the procedure with or without intravenous fentanyl (NCT02683707)...
October 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046223/antibodies-to-receptors-are-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-myocardial-damage-in-heart-failure
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Anders Lund, Lasse Melvaer Giil, Grete Slettom, Ottar Nygaard, Harald Heidecke, Jan Erik Nordrehaug
INTRODUCTION: Naturally occurring antibodies are linked to inflammation, tissue injury and apoptosis, processes also linked to heart failure. Associations between antibodies, inflammation and myocardial damage, have not been elucidated in heart failure. OBJECTIVE: We investigated if 25 antibodies to receptors expressed in the cardiovascular system were associated with troponin-T, biomarkers of inflammation and clinical measures of disease severity, in patients with heart failure...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046005/-coronary-computed-tomography-instead-of-catheter-angiography-no
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Fikret Er
The need for coronary computed tomography (CTA) is still a matter of discussion. Areas in which CTA can replace invasive coronary angiography are rare. More data is needed to precise in which clinical settings CTA might be beneficial.
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046004/-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Helen Ullrich, Tommaso Gori
The guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) recommend the use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the process of diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with low intermediate pre-test probability for SCAD. Particularly in cases where stress electrocardiogram or stress imaging provides unclear results, a computed tomographic examination can be considered as a reliable alternative to invasive coronary angiography. Due to its high negative predictive value, coronary CTA can provide accurate information on the presence of coronary artery stenosis and thus coronary artery disease can be reliably excluded without the risks associated with invasive procedures...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046002/-optimal-diagnostics-and-therapy-for-microvascular-angina-pectoris
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Peter Ong, Udo Sechtem
Patients with microvascular angina are characterized by angina pectoris with proof of myocardial ischemia in the absence of any relevant epicardial stenosis and without myocardial disease (type 1 coronary microvascular dysfunction according to Crea and Camici). Structural and functional alterations of the coronary microvessels (diameter < 500 µm) are the reason for this phenomenon. Frequently such alterations are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with angina pectoris without epicardial stenoses represent for 10 - 50 % of all patients undergoing coronary angiography depending on the clinical presentation...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045612/fractional-flow-reserve-and-myocardial-perfusion-by-computed-tomography-a-guide-to-clinical-application
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Joanne D Schuijf, Brian S Ko, Marcelo F Di Carli, Jacqueline Hislop-Jambrich, Abdul-Rahman Ihdayhid, Sujith K Seneviratne, João A C Lima
The aim of this paper is to provide a guide to the clinical application of the functional computed tomography (CT) techniques fractional flow reserve (CT FFR) and myocardial perfusion (CTP) in patients presenting for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). Both techniques have recently been introduced to complement coronary CT angiography (CTA) with physiological information. Evidence supporting their diagnostic accuracy accumulates at a fast pace, and both techniques are moving from research tools to clinical applications for specific subgroups of patients...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044936/mmp1-and-mmp3-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Andrzej Pawlik, Marzenna Plucinska, Mikołaj Kopec, Daniel Głabowski, Michał Czerewaty, Krzysztof Safranow
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are the group of proteolytic enzymes that break down the components of the connective tissue matrix leading to unstable atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study was to examine the association between MMP1-1607dupG (rs1799750) and MMP3-1171dupA (rs3025058) gene polymorphisms and acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the form of unstable angina. This study included 197 patients with ACS in the form of unstable angina confirmed by coronary angiography (defined by >70% stenosis in at least one major coronary artery) and 144 healthy controls...
October 16, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044926/optical-coherence-tomography-guided-carotid-artery-stent-procedure-technique-and-potential-applications
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Suhail Dohad, Alexander Zhu, Sandeep Krishnan, Frances Wang, Serena Wang, Justin Cox, Timothy D Henry
OBJECTIVES: To (1) present a guide on how to perform optical coherence tomography (OCT) in carotid artery stenting (CAS), to (2) highlight several instructive cases illustrating OCT-guidance as an interventional strategy, and to (3) present the largest case-series of OCT-guided CAS performed in North America, demonstrating its feasibility as an imaging modality in this setting. BACKGROUND: OCT is an intravascular imaging method that captures images with an axial resolution 10 times higher than intravascular ultrasound...
October 16, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044562/myocardial-bridging-a-meta-analysis-of-prevalence
#18
Sorin Hostiuc, Ionuț Negoi, Mugurel C Rusu, Mihaela Hostiuc
The main objective of this article was to analyze prevalence data about myocardial bridging (MB) in published studies. To this purpose, we performed a meta-analysis of studies published in English literature that contained data about the prevalence of MB and its anatomical characteristics. The overall prevalence was 19% (CI: 17-21%); autopsy studies revealed an overall prevalence of 42% (CI: 30-55%), CT studies 22% (CI: 18-25%), and coronary angiography 6% (CI: 5-8%). Most bridges were located on the left anterior descending artery (82% overall, 63% on autopsy studies), had a mean thickness of 2...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043397/myocardial-fistulisation-and-coronary-arterial-ectasia-in-children-with-univentricular-circulation-an-under-recognised-problem
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Daragh Finn, Kevin Walsh, David Roberson, Colin J McMahon
Among 241 children with univentricular circulation who underwent total cavopulmonary connection (Glenn or Fontan) over a 17 years period (January 2000-April 2017), we found two patients who had diffuse coronary fistulisation of their myocardium (0.8%). We also report an additional third case from Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. One of the children had documented normal coronary arteries and myocardium at catheterisation prior to development of the fistulisation process. The same child also developed extensive veno-venous collaterals...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042949/angina-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
#20
Huijie Dong, Dayuan Lou, Xiaofei Ji, Peng Qu
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) often causes small blood vessel lesions in multiple organs, with less impact on large vessels. We report a case involving not only large blood vessels, but also angina. The computed tomographic angiography of large vessels and vascular ultrasonography of the extremity also suggested great arteries of the body were involved. Further cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody tests, pathological examination and dynamic chest computed tomography scan confirmed the diagnosis of GPA...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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