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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932558/petct-imaging-of-unstable-carotid-plaque-with-ga-68-labelled-somatostatin-receptor-ligand
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Ming Young Simon Wan, Raymond Endozo, Sofia Michopoulou, Robert Shortman, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Leon Menezes, Syed Yusuf, Toby Richards, Damian Wild, Beatrice Waser, Jean Claude Reubi, Ashley Groves
BACKGROUND: Ga68 labelled somatostatin receptor ligand PET imaging has recently been shown in preclinical and early human studies to have a potential role in the evaluation of vulnerable arterial plaques. We prospectively evaluated carotid plaque Ga68-DOTATATE uptake in patients with recent carotid events, assessed inter- and intra- observer variability of such measurements, and explored the mechanism of any plaque DOTATATE activity with immunohistochemistry in resected specimens. MATERIALS & METHODS: 20 consecutively consenting patients with recent symptomatic carotid events (transient ischaemic attack [TIA], stroke or amaurosis fugax), due for carotid endarterectomy were prospectively recruited...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914502/rationale-and-design-of-the-progression-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-determined-by-computed-tomographic-angiography-imaging-paradigm-registry-a-comprehensive-exploration-of-plaque-progression-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-from-a-multicenter-serial-coronary
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Sang-Eun Lee, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Asim Rizvi, Martin Hadamitzky, Yong-Jin Kim, Edoardo Conte, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Valentina Volpato, Matthew J Budoff, Ilan Gottlieb, Byoung Kwon Lee, Eun Ju Chun, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Hugo Marques, Jonathon A Leipsic, Sanghoon Shin, Jung Hyun Choi, Namsik Chung, James K Min
BACKGROUND: The natural history of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with low-to-intermediate risk is not well characterized. Although earlier invasive serial studies have documented the progression of atherosclerotic burden, most were focused on high-risk patients only. The PARADIGM registry is a large, prospective, multinational dynamic observational registry of patients undergoing serial coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). The primary aim of PARADIGM is to characterize the natural history of CAD in relation to clinical and laboratory data...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895035/microrna-210-enhances-fibrous-cap-stability-in-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesions
#3
Suzanne M Eken, Hong Jin, Ekaterina Chernogubova, Yuhuang Li, Nancy Simon, Changyan Sun, Greg Korzunowicz, Albert Busch, Alexandra Bäcklund, Cecilia Österholm, Anton Razuvaev, Thomas Renné, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Jaroslav Pelisek, Per Eriksson, Maria Gonzalez Diez, Ljubica P Matic Perisic, Isabel N Schellinger, Uwe Raaz, Nicholas J Leeper, Göran K Hansson, Gabrielle Paulsson-Berne, Ulf Hedin, Lars Maegdefessel
RATIONALE: In the search for markers and modulators of vascular disease, miRNAs have emerged as potent therapeutic targets. OBJECTIVE: To investigate miRNAs of clinical interest in patients with unstable carotid stenosis at risk of stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Utilizing patient material from the Biobank of Karolinska Endarterectomies (BiKE), we profiled miRNA expression in patients with stable vs unstable carotid plaque. A PCR-based miRNA array of plasma, sampled at the carotid lesion site, identified eight deregulated miRNAs (miR-15b, -29c, -30c/d, -150, -191, -210 and -500)...
November 28, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876180/gray-scale-intravascular-ultrasound-sheds-light-on-the-importance-of-vasa-vasorum-in-unstable-coronary-plaque
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EDITORIAL
Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864166/perivascular-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-coronary-artery-disease-an-autopsy-study-protocol
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Daniela Souza Farias-Itao, Carlos Augusto Pasqualucci, Aline Nishizawa, Luiz Fernando Ferraz Silva, Fernanda Marinho Campos, Karen Cristina Souza da Silva, Renata Elaine Paraizo Leite, Lea Tenenholz Grinberg, Renata Eloah Lucena Ferretti-Rebustini, Wilson Jacob Filho, Claudia Kimie Suemoto
BACKGROUND: Perivascular adipose tissue (PAT) inflammation may have a role in coronary artery disease (CAD) pathophysiology. However, most evidence has come from samples obtained during surgical procedures that may imply in some limitations. Moreover, the role of B lymphocytes and inflammation in PAT that is adjacent to unstable atheroma plaques has not been investigated in humans using morphometric measurements. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the inflammation in PAT, subcutaneous, and perirenal adipose tissues (SAT and PrAT) among chronic CAD, acute CAD, and control groups in an autopsy study...
November 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845316/-active-thermolocation-probing-as-a-promising-rapid-diagnostic-test-of-carotid-atherosclerosis
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I D Stulin, O O Yanushevich, S A Trukhanov, D S Solonsky, O N Budadin, E F Ivanushkin, A G Sazonova
AIM: To study the possibility of active thermolocation probing for the diagnosis of stenotic lesions of carotid arteries (CA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteenpatients without symptoms of cardiovascular diseases were examined using ultrasound. The patients had isoechogenic stable atherosclerotic plaques (AP). Ultrasound markers of AP instability were found in other patients. All patients underwent telethermography of face, neck and extremities, ultrasound duplex scanning of CA...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829644/intra-plaque-hematoma-and-minor-intimal-disruption-detected-by-optical-frequency-domain-imaging-in-a-case-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Motoki Fukutomi, Nobuhiko Ogata, Masataka Nakano, Kazuomi Kario
A 39-year-old man exhibiting unstable angina was admitted to our hospital, and urgent coronary angiography revealed stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). A drug eluting stent was implanted at this site, and the patient was discharged uneventfully on the 3rd hospital day. Optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI) was successful in detecting an intra-plaque hematoma, minor intimal disruption, and thrombus at the culprit lesion in this patient. These observations suggest that this hematoma might be the result of subsequent blood filling into the ruptured plaque through this minor intimal disruption...
November 9, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816808/talin-and-vinculin-are-downregulated-in-atherosclerotic-plaque-tampere-vascular-study
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Magdaléna von Essen, Rolle Rahikainen, Niku Oksala, Emma Raitoharju, Ilkka Seppälä, Ari Mennander, Thanos Sioris, Ivana Kholová, Norman Klopp, Thomas Illig, Pekka J Karhunen, Mika Kähönen, Terho Lehtimäki, Vesa P Hytönen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Focal adhesions (FA) play an important role in the tissue remodeling and in the maintenance of tissue integrity and homeostasis. Talin and vinculin proteins are among the major constituents of FAs contributing to cellular well-being and intercellular communication. METHODS: Microarray analysis (MA) and qRT-PCR low-density array were implemented to analyze talin-1, talin-2, meta-vinculin and vinculin gene expression in circulating blood and arterial plaque...
October 15, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814786/usefulness-of-mean-platelet-volume-to-predict-significant-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Tuncay Taskesen, Harsimran Sekhon, Igor Wroblewski, Mikhail Goldfarb, Muhammad B Ahmad, Quang T Nguyen, Ibtihaj A M Fughhi, Adi Gidron, Shahriar Dadkhah
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is characterized by unstable plaque with thrombotic process involving central role of platelets. The diagnosis and prediction of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTE-ACS) can be challenging. The central role of platelets in acute atherothrombosis in NSTE-ACS spurred appreciable interest in the diagnostic and predictive role of platelet activity. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is one of the most promising laboratory markers in patients with CAD. This retrospective study was designed to investigate the diagnostic and predictive value of high MPV levels in patients with NSTE-ACS with significant CAD...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773967/ultrasonic-transducer-guided-electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-to-assess-lipid-laden-plaques
#10
Jianguo Ma, Yuan Luo, René R Sevag Packard, Teng Ma, Yichen Ding, Parinaz Abiri, Yu-Chong Tai, Qifa Zhou, Kirk K Shung, Rongsong Li, Tzung Hsiai
Plaque rupture causes acute coronary syndromes and stroke. Intraplaque oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is metabolically unstable and prone to induce rupture. We designed an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) sensor to enhance the detection reproducibility of oxLDL-laden plaques. The flexible 2-point micro-electrode array for EIS was affixed to an inflatable balloon anchored onto a co-axial double layer catheter (outer diameter = 2 mm). The mechanically scanning-driven IVUS transducer (45 MHz) was deployed through the inner catheter (diameter = 1...
November 1, 2016: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758696/immune-inflammatory-activation-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-look-into-the-heart-of-unstable-coronary-plaque
#11
Giovanni Cimmino, Francesco S Loffredo, Alberto Morello, Saverio D Elia, Raffaele De Palma, Plinio Cirillo, Paolo Golino
In the last twenty years, our comprehension of the molecular mechanisms involved in formation, progression and complication of atherosclerotic plaque has advanced significantly and the main role of inflammation and immunity in this phenomenon is now largely accepted. Accumulating evidence highlight the crucial role of different inflammatory and immune cells, such as monocytes and T-lymphocytes, in the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic lesion, particularly in contributing to its complications, such as rupture or ulceration...
October 13, 2016: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746073/characterization-of-duck-plague-virus-stability-at-extreme-conditions-of-temperature-ph-and-salt-concentration
#12
Aditi Makhija, Sachin Kumar
Duck plaque virus (DPV) belongs to the family Herpesviridae. The live attenuated vaccine is the only way to protect the ducks from DPV infection. The ineffectiveness of vaccine is one of the major causes of DPV outbreaks in the field condition. DPV is not well characterized for its pathogenicity and molecular biology in poultry. In the present study, we discuss briefly about the biology of DPV and its proteins under different conditions of temperature and pH in order to evaluate its infectivity under adverse physical conditions...
October 13, 2016: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724869/combined-optical-coherence-tomography-morphologic-and-fractional-flow-reserve-hemodynamic-assessment-of-non-culprit-lesions-to-better-predict-adverse-event-outcomes-in-diabetes-mellitus-patients-combine-oct-ffr-prospective-study-rationale-and-design
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Mark W Kennedy, Enrico Fabris, Alexander J Ijsselmuiden, Holger Nef, Sebastian Reith, Javier Escaned, Fernando Alfonso, Niels van Royen, Wojtek Wojakowski, Adam Witkowski, Ciro Indolfi, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Harry Suryapranata, Elvin Kedhi
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a widely used tool for the identification of ischaemia-generating stenoses and to guide decisions on coronary revascularisation. However, the safety of FFR-based decisions in high-risk subsets, such as patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) or vulnerable stenoses presenting thin-cap fibro-atheroma (TCFA), is unknown. This study will examine the impact of optical coherence tomography (OCT) plaque morphological assessment and the identification of TCFA, in combination with FFR to better predict clinical outcomes in DM patients...
October 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721862/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-plaque-morphology-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-intermediate-carotid-artery-stenosis
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İsa Öner Yüksel, Erkan Köklü, Şakir Arslan, Göksel Çağırcı, Eylem Özaydın Göksu, Pınar Koç, Serkan Çay, Filiz Kızılırmak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Non-calcified carotid plaques are more unstable than calcified plaques, and they are associated with a higher risk of rupture, thromboembolism, and consequently, stroke. The purpose of the present study is to compare calcified and non-calcified plaques that cause intermediate carotid artery stenosis with respect to neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total number of 139 asymptomatic patients with 50-70% stenosis of the carotid artery were included in this study...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714714/evaluation-of-mean-platelet-volume-and-platelet-distribution-width-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-intermediate-carotid-artery-plaque
#15
Fatih Yılmaz, Erkan Köklü, Filiz Kizilirmak Yilmaz, Elif Sarıönder Gencer, Ahmet Şükrü Alparslan, Özlem Yıldırımtürk
BACKGROUND: Platelets play a significant role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In atherosclerotic plaques, the risk of plaque rupture is more crucial than the severity of stenosis they cause. Non-calcified carotid artery plaques are more unstable than calcified plaques, and they are associated with a higher risk of rupture, thromboembolism and consequently, stroke. AIM: Purpose of the present study is to compare calcified and non-calcified plaques that cause intermediate carotid artery stenosis with respect to mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW)...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682808/incidence-and-predictors-of-cardiovascular-events-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
A M Castro, D C Fernandes, A M Rodrigues, L M Pedro, M J Santos, H Canhão, J E Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: An excess in cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality has been recognized in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients when compared to the general population. Given the paucity of prospective data, our aim was to estimate the incidence of CV events and the contribution of traditional CVD risk factors and RA-related parameters to future events. METHODS: Incident fatal and non-fatal CV events (hospitalizations due to unstable angina, myocardial infarction, coronary artery revascularization procedures, stroke, or CV death) were assessed in a prospective cohort of RA women followed since 2007 and without CV events at cohort entry...
July 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666179/comparing-coronary-atheroma-progression-rates-and-coronary-events-in-the-united-states-canada-latin-america-and-europe
#17
Rishi Puri, Stephen J Nicholls, Julie St John, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia, Kiyoko Uno, Yu Kataoka, Kathy Wolski, Steven E Nissen
We explored for geographic variations in coronary atheroma progression rates in the United States compared to other world regions (Canada, Latin America, Western Europe, and Central-Eastern Europe) and sought to ascertain if this associated with regional differences in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization). Across 7 randomized trials with a global recruitment pattern, 5,451 participants with angiographic coronary disease underwent serial coronary intravascular ultrasonography during 18 or 24 months, with adjudicated MACE...
August 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659455/pet-mr-yet-another-tesla
#18
Markus Schwaiger, Karl Kunze, Christoph Rischpler, Stephan G Nekolla
After the successful introduction of PET/CT as a multimodality imaging technique, PET/MR has subsequently emerged as an attractive instrumentation for applications in neurology, oncology, and cardiology. Simultaneous data acquisition combining structural, functional, and molecular imaging provides a unique platform to link various aspects of cardiac performance for the non-invasive characterization of cardiovascular disease phenotypes. Specifically, tissue characterization by MR techniques with and without contrast agents allows for functional parameters such as LGE, myocardial perfusion, and T1 maps as well as an estimate of extracellular volume...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648042/analysis-of-carotid-color-ultrasonography-and-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cerebral-infarction
#19
Lei Zhao, Zhanyi Zhai, Wei Hou
OBJECTIVES: To detect the correlation between high-sensitivity-CRP, carotid plaque, neurological function and intima-media thickness, and help physicians in the diagnosis of atherosclerotic cerebral infarction. METHODS: A total of 96 patients with the first onset of atherosclerotic cerebral infarction were included in the study from July 2013 to May 2015. The test of high-sensitivity-CRP, examination of carotid color ultrasonography and neurological function evaluation were carried out for all the participants...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634834/prevalence-and-predictors-of-multiple-coronary-plaque-ruptures-in-vivo-3-vessel-optical-coherence-tomography-imaging-study
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Rocco Vergallo, Shiro Uemura, Tsunenari Soeda, Yoshiyasu Minami, Jin-Man Cho, Daniel S Ong, Aaron D Aguirre, Lei Gao, Luigi M Biasucci, Filippo Crea, Bo Yu, Hang Lee, Chong-Jin Kim, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: Plaque rupture may be the local expression of a widespread coronary instability. This study aimed to investigate: (1) the prevalence and characteristics of nonculprit plaque rupture; (2) the pancoronary atherosclerotic phenotype in patients with and without nonculprit plaque rupture; and (3) the prevalence and predictors of multiple plaque ruptures. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Six hundred and seventy-five nonculprit plaques from 261 patients (34 acute myocardial infarction, 73 unstable angina pectoris, and 154 stable angina pectoris) were analyzed by 3-vessel optical coherence tomography...
September 15, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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