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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211217/application-of-unilateral-pectoralis-major-muscle-flap-in-the-treatment-of-sternal-wound-dehiscence
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Grazielle de Souza Horácio, Pedro Soler Coltro, Antonio Albacete, Juliano Baron Almeida, Vinícius Zolezi da Silva, Ivan de Rezende Almeida, Alfredo José Rodrigues, Jayme Adriano Farina
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to report the use of the unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap for the treatment of the sternal wound dehiscence. METHODS: A retrospective study including patients who underwent unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap was performed for the treatment of sternotomy dehiscence due to coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, congenital heart disease correction and mediastinitis, between 1997 and 2016. Data from the epidemiological profile of patients, length of hospital stay, postoperative complications and mortality rate were obtained...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167411/2-chlorofatty-acids-induce-weibel-palade-body-mobilization
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Celine L Hartman, Mark A Duerr, Carolyn J Albert, William L Neumann, Jane McHowat, David A Ford
Endothelial dysfunction is a hallmark of multiple inflammatory diseases. Leukocyte interactions with the endothelium have significant effects on vascular wall biology and pathophysiology. Myeloperoxidase (MPO)-derived oxidant products released from leukocytes are potential mediators of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. 2-Chlorofatty acids (2-ClFAs) are produced as a result of MPO-derived HOCl targeting plasmalogen phospholipids. Chlorinated lipids have been shown to be associated with multiple inflammatory diseases, but their impact on surrounding endothelial cells has not been examined...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138269/irreversible-activation-and-stabilization-of-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-by-the-protoporphyrin-ix-mimetic-cinaciguat
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Alexander Kollau, Marissa Opelt, Gerald Wölkart, Antonius C F Gorren, Michael Russwurm, Doris Koesling, Bernd Mayer, Astrid Schrammel
Belonging to the class of so-called sGC activators, cinaciguat and BAY 60-2770 are interesting therapeutic tools for the treatment of various cardiovascular pathologies. The drugs are supposed to preferentially stimulate oxidized or heme-depleted but not native sGC. Since this concept has been challenged by studies demonstrating complete relaxation of non-diseased vessels, this study was designed to re-investigate the mode of action in greater detail. To this purpose, the effect of cinaciguat was studied on vessel tone of porcine coronary arteries and rat thoracic aortas...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100114/wall-based-measurement-features-provides-an-improved-ivus-coronary-artery-risk-assessment-when-fused-with-plaque-texture-based-features-during-machine-learning-paradigm
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Sumit K Banchhor, Narendra D Londhe, Tadashi Araki, Luca Saba, Petia Radeva, John R Laird, Jasjit S Suri
BACKGROUND: Planning of percutaneous interventional procedures involves a pre-screening and risk stratification of the coronary artery disease. Current screening tools use stand-alone plaque texture-based features and therefore lack the ability to stratify the risk. METHOD: This IRB approved study presents a novel strategy for coronary artery disease risk stratification using an amalgamation of IVUS plaque texture-based and wall-based measurement features. Due to common genetic plaque makeup, carotid plaque burden was chosen as a gold standard for risk labels during training-phase of machine learning (ML) paradigm...
October 23, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099095/il-33-promotes-il-10-production-in-macrophages-a-role-for-il-33-in-macrophage-foam-cell-formation
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Hai-Feng Zhang, Mao-Xiong Wu, Yong-Qing Lin, Shuang-Lun Xie, Tu-Cheng Huang, Pin-Ming Liu, Ru-Qiong Nie, Qin-Qi Meng, Nian-Sang Luo, Yang-Xin Chen, Jing-Feng Wang
We evaluated the role of IL-10- in IL-33-mediated cholesterol reduction in macrophage-derived foam cells (MFCs) and the mechanism by which IL-33 upregulates IL-10. Serum IL-33 and IL-10 levels in coronary artery disease patients were measured. The effects of IL-33 on intra-MFC cholesterol level, IL-10, ABCA1 and CD36 expression, ERK 1/2, Sp1, STAT3 and STAT4 activation, and IL-10 promoter activity were determined. Core sequences were identified using bioinformatic analysis and site-specific mutagenesis. The serum IL-33 levels positively correlated with those of IL-10...
November 3, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092845/clinical-predictors-for-lack-of-favorable-vascular-response-to-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-serial-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Yoshiyasu Minami, Zhao Wang, Aaron D Aguirre, Daniel S Ong, Chong-Jin Kim, Shiro Uemura, Tsunenari Soeda, Hang Lee, James Fujimoto, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that statin therapy improves cardiac outcomes, probably by stabilizing thin-cap fibroatheroma in patients with coronary artery disease. However, major adverse cardiac events still occur in some patients, despite statin therapy. The aim of this study is to identify clinical predictors for the lack of a favorable vascular response to statin therapy in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 140 nonculprit plaques from 84 patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with a statin and had serial optical coherence tomography imaging (median interval, 6...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083953/pci-strategies-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-cardiogenic-shock
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Holger Thiele, Ibrahim Akin, Marcus Sandri, Georg Fuernau, Suzanne de Waha, Roza Meyer-Saraei, Peter Nordbeck, Tobias Geisler, Ulf Landmesser, Carsten Skurk, Andreas Fach, Harald Lapp, Jan J Piek, Marko Noc, Tomaž Goslar, Stephan B Felix, Lars S Maier, Janina Stepinska, Keith Oldroyd, Pranas Serpytis, Gilles Montalescot, Olivier Barthelemy, Kurt Huber, Stephan Windecker, Stefano Savonitto, Patrizia Torremante, Christiaan Vrints, Steffen Schneider, Steffen Desch, Uwe Zeymer
Background In patients who have acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock, early revascularization of the culprit artery by means of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) improves outcomes. However, the majority of patients with cardiogenic shock have multivessel disease, and whether PCI should be performed immediately for stenoses in nonculprit arteries is controversial. Methods In this multicenter trial, we randomly assigned 706 patients who had multivessel disease, acute myocardial infarction, and cardiogenic shock to one of two initial revascularization strategies: either PCI of the culprit lesion only, with the option of staged revascularization of nonculprit lesions, or immediate multivessel PCI...
October 30, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073349/association-between-dose-of-glucocorticoids-and-coronary-artery-lesions-in-kawasaki-disease
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Yusuke Okubo, Nobuaki Michihata, Naho Morisaki, Robert P Sundel, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
OBJECTIVE: Several studies revealed the efficacy of glucocorticoids on prevention of CAL in KD patients. However, impacts of different doses of glucocorticoids on clinical outcomes of KD remain unknown. METHODS: Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database, we evaluated KD patients who were treated with normal-dose (prednisolone 0.5-4.0 mg/kg/day) or high-dose (methylprednisolone 10-40 mg/kg/day) glucocorticoids. We investigated risks of CAL and readmission, total hospitalization cost, and length of hospital stay in the acute phase of KD using propensity-score matching, stabilized propensity-score inverse probability of treatment weighting, and instrumental variable methods...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016728/augmented-th17-differentiation-in-trim21-deficiency-promotes-a-stable-phenotype-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-with-high-collagen-content
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Susanna Brauner, Xintong Jiang, Gudny Ella Thorlacius, Anna M Lundberg, Therese Östberg, Zhong-Qun Yan, Vijay K Kuchroo, Göran K Hansson, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
Aims: Patients with hyperlipidemia are at risk of atherosclerosis, but not all develop cardiovascular disease, highlighting the importance of other risk factors such as inflammation. Both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system have been suggested in the initiation and propagation of plaque formation. Tri-partite motif (TRIM) 21 is a regulator of tissue inflammation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production, and has been implicated in chronic inflammatory disease. Here, we investigate a potential role for TRIM21 in coronary artery disease...
September 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974833/comparing-hemodynamic-responses-to-diazepam-propofol-and-etomidate-during-anesthesia-induction-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Aria Soleimani, Neda Heidari, Mohammad Reza Habibi, Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi, Mohammad Khademloo, Amir Emami Zeydi, Fatemeh Bozorg Sohrabi
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia induction is often accompanied by a period of hemodynamic instability, which could be deleterious in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the hemodynamic responses to propofol, etomidate, and diazepam following anesthesia induction, laryngoscopy and intubation in CABG surgery patients with low ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: A double-blind randomized, clinical study was performed on 150 patients with CAD and left ventricular dysfunction (EF≤35%) scheduled for elective CABG surgery with Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
June 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880419/effects-of-a-nurse-led-transitional-care-program-on-readmission-self-efficacy-to-implement-health-promoting-behaviors-functional-status-and-life-quality-among-chinese-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pan Zhang, Feng-Mei Xing, Chang-Zai Li, Wang-Feng Lan, Xiao-Li Zhang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led transitional care program on readmission, self-efficacy to implement health promoting behaviors, functional status and life quality among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of mortality in China. Transitional care could help to ensure improved patient outcomes. Nevertheless, our knowledge of how to perform transitional care for patients with coronary artery disease is insufficient in mainland China...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860221/large-scale-analysis-of-determinants-stability-and-heritability-of-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-efflux-capacity
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Andrea L Koekemoer, Veryan Codd, Nicholas G D Masca, Christopher P Nelson, Muntaser D Musameh, Bernhard M Kaess, Christian Hengstenberg, Daniel J Rader, Nilesh J Samani
OBJECTIVE: Cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) has emerged as a biomarker of coronary artery disease risk beyond plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (HDL-C) level. However, the determinants of CEC are incompletely characterized. We undertook a large-scale family-based population study to identify clinical, biochemical, and HDL particle parameter determinants of CEC, characterize reasons for the discordancy with HDL-C, quantify its heritability, and assess its stability over 10 to 12 years...
October 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838087/quality-of-life-following-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-vs-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-diabetics-with-multivessel-disease-a-five-year-registry-study
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Brent M McGrath, Colleen M Norris, Emeleigh Hardwicke-Brown, Robert C Welsh, Kevin R Bainey
Aims: The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term relationship between revascularization technique and health status in diabetics with multivessel disease. Methods and results: Using the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry, we captured 1319 diabetics with multivessel disease requiring revascularization for an acute coronary syndrome (January 2009-December 2012) and reported health status using the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) at baseline, 1, 3 and 5-years [599 underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); 720 underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)]...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799125/non-polymer-drug-eluting-coronary-stents
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REVIEW
Nagavendra Kommineni, Raju Saka, Wahid Khan, Abraham J Domb
Cardiovascular complications are leading causes of most fatalities. Coronary artery disease and surgical failures contribute to the death of the majority of patients. Advanced research in the field of medical devices like stents has efficiently resolved these problems. Clinically, drug-eluting stents have proven their efficacy and safety compared to bare metal stents, which have problems of in-stent restenosis. However, drug-loaded stents coated with polymers have shown adverse effects related to the stability and deterioration of the polymer coating over time...
August 10, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797349/biomarker-based-risk-model-to-predict%C3%A2-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-stable%C3%A2-coronary%C3%A2-disease
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Daniel Lindholm, Johan Lindbäck, Paul W Armstrong, Andrzej Budaj, Christopher P Cannon, Christopher B Granger, Emil Hagström, Claes Held, Wolfgang Koenig, Ollie Östlund, Ralph A H Stewart, Joseph Soffer, Harvey D White, Robbert J de Winter, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Agneta Siegbahn, Marcus E Kleber, Alexander Dressel, Tanja B Grammer, Winfried März, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no generally accepted model to predict outcomes in stable coronary heart disease (CHD). OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated and compared the prognostic value of biomarkers and clinical variables to develop a biomarker-based prediction model in patients with stable CHD. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial cohort of 13,164 patients with stable CHD, we analyzed several candidate biomarkers and clinical variables and used multivariable Cox regression to develop a clinical prediction model based on the most important markers...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782466/current-status-of-renal-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting-for-resistant-hypertension-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Antonis S Manolis, Antonis A Manolis, Helen Melita
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) has a high prevalence in older patients, especially in the context of general atherosclerosis. It is frequently associated with resistant hypertension and impaired renal function and their attendant consequences. The issue whether revascularization via percutaneous renal angioplasty and stenting (PRA/S) can benefit these patients remains unsettled. OBJECTIVE: To present a case series of patients with refractory hypertension and RAS undergoing PRA/S and also to provide an extensive review of the literature on the current status of PRA/S for resistant hypertension...
August 4, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734922/warfarin-use-is-associated-with-progressive-coronary-arterial-calcification-insights-from-serial-intravascular-ultrasound
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Jordan Andrews, Peter J Psaltis, Ozgur Bayturan, Mingyuan Shao, Brian Stegman, Mohamed Elshazly, Samir R Kapadia, E Murat Tuzcu, Steven E Nissen, Stephen J Nicholls, Rishi Puri
OBJECTIVES: This study compared serial changes in coronary percent atheroma volume (PAV) and calcium index (CaI) in patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with and without warfarin. BACKGROUND: Warfarin blocks the synthesis and activity of matrix Gla protein, a vitamin K-dependent inhibitor of arterial calcification. The longitudinal impact of warfarin on serial coronary artery calcification in vivo in humans is unknown. METHODS: In a post hoc patient-level analysis of 8 prospective randomized trials using serial coronary intravascular ultrasound examinations, this study compared changes in PAV and CaI in matched arterial segments in patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with (n = 171) and without (n = 4,129) warfarin during an 18- to 24-month period...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711967/fate-of-duct-dependent-discontinuous-pulmonary-arteries-after-arterial-duct-stenting
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Giuseppe Santoro, Giovanbattista Capozzi, Mario Giordano, Gianpiero Gaio, Maria Teresa Palladino, Carola Iacono, Heba Talat Mahmoud, Maria Giovanna Russo
Significant and balanced PA growth following arterial duct (AD) stenting has already been consistently reported in literature. However, to date, no data are available about the role of this approach as palliation of congenital heart disease with a duct-dependent discontinuous pulmonary artery (dPA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the fate of a dPA of ductal origin following trans-catheter AD stabilization. Angiographic PA evaluation was performed in seven patients submitted to neonatal AD stenting as palliative recruitment of dPA...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703931/rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-trial-of-apixaban-vs-warfarin-to-evaluate-atherosclerotic-calcification-and-vulnerable-plaque-progression
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Kazuhiro Osawa, Rine Nakanishi, Theingi Tiffany Win, Dong Li, Sina Rahmani, Negin Nezarat, Nasim Sheidaee, Matthew J Budoff
Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are known to increase vascular calcification, suggesting increased cardiovascular disease events. Apixaban is an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor superior to warfarin at preventing stroke or systemic embolism and may stabilize coronary atherosclerosis. The potential benefits of avoiding VKA therapy and the favorable effects of factor Xa inhibitors could contribute to cardiovascular disease event reduction. We hypothesized that apixaban inhibits vascular calcification and coronary atherosclerosis progression compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
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