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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709700/prasugrel-as-opposed-to-clopidogrel-improves-endothelial-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-and-reduces-platelet-leukocyte-interaction-in-patients-with-unstable-angina-pectoris-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tanja K Rudolph, Alexander Fuchs, Anna Klinke, Andrea Schlichting, Kai Friedrichs, Martin Hellmich, Martin Mollenhauer, Edzard Schwedhelm, Stephan Baldus, Volker Rudolph
BACKGROUND: Platelet inhibition has been linked to improved endothelial function, a prognostic factor in coronary artery disease. Whether prasugrel, a potent platelet inhibitor, affects endothelial function remains unknown. METHODS: This was a double-blind, randomized, active-controlled, parallel trial. Patients with unstable angina pectoris undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) received either a daily dose of clopidogrel 75mg (n=23) or prasugrel 10mg (n=22)...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707864/oxidative-stress-antioxidants-and-lipid-profile-in-the-serum-and-saliva-of-individuals-with-coronary-heart-disease-is-there-a-link-with-periodontal-health
#2
Natheer H Al-Rawi, Alaa M Shahid
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stresses and dyslipidemia are an important risk factor in the development of coronary atherosclerotic complications like angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to find the relationship between the salivary lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidants and the periodontal health status of patients with acute coronary heart disease. METHODS: Forty s who had experienced a recent attack of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction and another 40 noncardiac patients matched for age, sex and residence (control) were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706178/surgery-for-cardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-a-12-year-single-institution-experience
#3
Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Saeed Torabi, Bashar Dib, Anton Sabashnikov, Ahmed Mashhour, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND We reviewed our clinical experience with cardiac papillary fibroelastoma from 2005 to 2017. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical and operative data, as well as the early survival rate and immediate postoperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 11 patients (eight males and three females) who underwent resection of cardiac papillary fibroelastoma in our institution. RESULTS Mean age at tumor diagnosis was 60±14 years. The mean dimension of the tumor was 14±11 mm...
July 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704506/microfluidic-assay-of-circulating-endothelial-cells-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-angina-pectoris
#4
Shuiyu Chen, Yukun Sun, Kuang Hong Neoh, Anqi Chen, Weiju Li, Xiaorui Yang, Ray P S Han
BACKGROUND: Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) are widely reported as a promising biomarker of endothelial damage/dysfunction in coronary artery disease (CAD). The two popular methods of CEC quantification include the use of immunomagnetic beads separation (IB) and flow cytometry analysis (FC); however, they suffer from two main shortcomings that affect their diagnostic and prognostic responses: non-specific bindings of magnetic beads to non-target cells and a high degree of variability in rare cell identification, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700299/chronic-health-conditions-and-key-health-indicators-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-older-us-adults-2013-2014
#5
Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Chengshi Shui, Amanda E B Bryan
OBJECTIVES: To examine disparities in chronic conditions and health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults aged 50 years or older in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey to compare disparities in chronic conditions, health outcomes and behaviors, health care access, and preventive health care by sexual orientation and gender. RESULTS: LGB older adults were significantly more likely than heterosexual older adults to have a weakened immune system and low back or neck pain...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690956/thyrotoxicosis-mimicking-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#6
Ingrid Rymer De Marchena, Anna Gutman, Julie Zaidan, Harout Yacoub, Wissam Hoyek
Hyperthyroidism is well known to be associated with cardiac disease. Delay in making the diagnosis and occurrence of complications are common and are associated with a worse outcome. A 54-year-old male, non-smoker, with no past medical history and no significant family history presented to our hospital with severe left sided chest pain, "crushing" in nature. Electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevations in the inferior leads. Troponin I level was 0.32 ng/mL (normal range 0-0.05 ng/mL) on presentation. The patient underwent an emergent coronary angiography which showed no evidence of occlusive coronary artery disease...
June 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689799/cardioprotective-effects-of-viscum-album-l-subsp-album-european-misletoe-leaf-extracts-in-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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Eylem Suveren, Gary F Baxter, Alper B Iskit, Arzu Ucar Turker
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Viscum album L. (European mistletoe) is a hemiparasitic plant belonging to Loranthaceae family and has been used in Turkish traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders and heart diseases such as hypertension, tachycardia and angina pectoris. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study investigated the cardioprotective effects of V. album leaf extracts in myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Lyophilized aqueous (AVa) and methanolic (MVa) extracts of V...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678524/the-effects-of-food-essential-oils-on-cardiovascular-diseases-a-review
#8
Sania Saljoughian, Shahin Roohinejad, Alaa El-Din A Bekhit, Ralf Greiner, Alireza Omidizadeh, Nooshin Nikmaram, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah
Essential oils (EO) are complex secondary metabolites, which are produced by aromatic plants and identified by their powerful odors. Present studies on EO and their isolated ingredients have drawn the attention of researchers to screen these natural products and evaluate their effect on the cardiovascular system. Some EO, and their active ingredients, have been reported to improve the cardiovascular system significantly by affecting vaso-relaxation, and decreasing the heart rate and exert a hypotension activity...
February 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678144/relationship-of-mean-platelet-volume-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-coronary-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
#9
Ender Ornek, Alparslan Kurtul
BACKGROUND: In patients with coronary artery disease, coronary collateral circulation (CCC) develops as an adaptation to ischemia and contributes toward reduction of cardiovascular events. Recently, the mean platelet volume-to-lymphocyte ratio (MPVLR) has emerged as a novel and readily available marker of inflammation and thrombosis. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between MPVLR and development of CCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 332 patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing coronary arteriography were enrolled and divided on the basis of the development of CCC into two groups: group with adequate CCC (n=243) and group with impaired CCC (n=89)...
July 3, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678044/randomized-clinical-trial-the-impact-of-gastrointestinal-risk-factor-screening-and-prophylactic-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy-in-patients-receiving-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#10
Berit E S Jensen, Jane M Hansen, Kasper S Larsen, Anders B Junker, Jens F Lassen, Svend E Jensen, Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell
OBJECTIVE: Dual antiplatelet therapy reduces the risk of ischemic complications after acute coronary syndrome, but increases the risk of bleeding including upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB).The aim of this study was to examine the effect of screening for risk of UGIB and prophylactic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment in dual-antiplatelet-treated patients at risk of UGIB and to assess the significance of dual antiplatelet therapy compliance for cardiovascular events. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a register-based randomized-controlled trial, 2009 patients were included at the time of first percutaneous coronary intervention and randomized to either screening or control...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672766/the-value-of-peripheral-blood-eosinophil-count-in-predicting-in-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris-undergoing-drug-eluting-stenting
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Reza Hajizadeh, Samad Ghaffari, Ahmad Separham, Behrouz Shokouhi, Hadiseh Kavandi, Leili Pourafkari, Nader D Nader
INTRODUCTION: In-stent restenosis (ISR) remains a major limitation of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A role for peripheral blood cells as major regulators of immune and inflammatory systems has been proposed. We aim to evaluate the relationship between eosinophil count and development of restenosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. METHODS: In this prospective study, all consecutive patients undergoing elective DES implantation for chronic stable angina (CSA) in a university-affiliated heart center within a 6-month period were enrolled and followed for another 6 months...
June 23, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665970/cholesterol-crystal-depth-in-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-novel-index-of-plaque-vulnerability-using-optical-frequency-domain-imaging
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Masahiro Koide, Akiko Matsuo, Satoshi Shimoo, Kazuaki Takamatsu, Atsushi Kyodo, Yumika Tsuji, Kayoko Mera, Yoshinori Tsubakimoto, Koji Isodono, Tomohiko Sakatani, Keiji Inoue, Hiroshi Fujita
BACKGROUND: The involvement of cholesterol crystals (CCs) in plaque progression and destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques has been recently recognized. This study aimed to evaluate the association between the intraplaque localization of CCs and plaque vulnerability. METHODS: We investigated 55 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 80 stable angina pectoris (stable AP) lesions using optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) prior to percutaneous coronary intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658175/association-between-periodontal-disease-and-non-communicable-diseases-a-12-year-longitudinal-health-examinee-cohort-study-in-south-korea
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Jae-Hong Lee, Jin-Young Oh, Tae-Mi Youk, Seong-Nyum Jeong, Young-Taek Kim, Seong-Ho Choi
The National Health Insurance Service-Health Examinee Cohort during 2002 to 2013 was used to investigate the associations between periodontal disease (PD) and the following non-communicable diseases (NCDs): hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, cerebral infarction, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and obesity.Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses adjusting for potential confounders during the follow-up period-including age, sex, household income, insurance status, residence area, health status, and comorbidities-were used to estimated odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) in order to assess the associations between PD and NCDs...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651851/meta-analysis-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-with-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#14
Ahmed S Abuzaid, Haitham S Al Ashry, Ayman Elbadawi, Ha Ld, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Akram Elgendy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Amgad Mentias, Amr Barakat, Chitra Lal
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the main treatment of OSA. The present study explores the impact of CPAP on cardiovascular outcomes. A systematic search of electronic databases for randomized controlled trials comparing CPAP with medical therapy alone in patients with OSA who reported cardiovascular outcomes of interest was performed. The main outcome was major adverse cardiac events. Other outcomes included cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, and transient ischemic attack...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650203/how-efficacious-is-danshen-salvia-miltiorrhiza-dripping-pill-in-treating-angina-pectoris-evidence-assessment-for-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Yongliang Jia, Siu-Wai Leung
BACKGROUND: More than 230 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of danshen dripping pill (DSP) and isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in treating angina pectoris after the first preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses-compliant comprehensive meta-analysis were published in 2010. Other meta-analyses had flaws in study selection, statistical meta-analysis, and evidence assessment. This study completed the meta-analysis with an extensive assessment of the evidence. METHODS: RCTs published from 1994 to 2016 on DSP and ISDN in treating angina pectoris for at least 4 weeks were included...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648167/-cardiac-arrest-induced-by-vasospastic-angina-pectoris-after-vaginally-administered-misoprostol
#16
Terese Matthesen, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Helle Skovmand Bosselmann, Øjvind Lidegaard
A 41-year-old woman developed cardiac arrest after administration of misoprostol in order to induce an abortion. She was successfully resuscitated. Coronary angiography revealed coronary artery spasm which responded to nitroglycerine. Misoprostol is first-line treatment for medically induced abortion. Reports have described cardiovascular adverse events in women with cardiovascular risk factors, and clinicians should be aware of this.
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641712/wireless-the-life-and-death-of-guglielmo-marconi
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EDITORIAL
Harold Smulyan, Robert S Pinals, Lisa Pinals, Daniel Villarreal
With little training in physics, Guglielmo Marconi developed the invention that stunned the world by wirelessly connecting ships and continents. Ten years before his death, he sustained a myocardial infarction followed by unmistakable angina pectoris. His personality and unhappy family life limited his ability to cope with his disease and to deal with Italy's most respected physicians. But their descriptions of his diagnosis and management are surprisingly few. Poor record keeping, intentional news suppression of his failing health or limited medical opportunities could be the reason for this lack of information...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640111/comparative-safety-for-cardiovascular-outcomes-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-versus-glimepiride-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hyouk-Jun Chin, Jin Hyun Nam, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
Concerns about the cardiovascular safety of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors persist. This study sought to determine whether there is a differential risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) between DPP-4 inhibitors and glimepiride.We conducted this retrospective cohort study by using the Korean National Health Insurance Service database from December 1, 2008, to December 31, 2013. The study subjects were new users of DPP-4 inhibitors or glimepiride for type 2 diabetes. Outcome was defined as hospitalization for CVDs, including angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, transient cerebral ischemic attack, heart failure, or cerebrovascular disease or any procedure involving coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639566/research-of-medical-expenditure-among-inpatients-with-unstable-angina-pectoris-in-a-single-center
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Suo-Wei Wu, Qi Pan, Tong Chen, Liang-Yu Wei, Yong Xuan, Qin Wang, Chao Li, Jing-Chen Song
BACKGROUND: With the rising incidence as well as the medical expenditure among patients with unstable angina pectoris, the research aimed to investigate the inpatient medical expenditure through the combination of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) among patients with unstable angina pectoris in a Grade A tertiary hospital to conduct the referential standards of medical costs for the diagnosis. METHODS: Single-factor analysis and multiple linear stepwise regression method were used to investigate 3933 cases between 2014 and 2016 in Beijing Hospital (China) whose main diagnosis was defined as unstable angina pectoris to determine the main factors influencing the inpatient medical expenditure, and decision tree method was adopted to establish the model of DRGs grouping combinations...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638892/in-vivo-effect-of-guiding-herb-radix-platycodonis-and-radix-cyathulae-on-paeoniflorin-pharmacokinetics-of-xuefu-zhuyu-tang-in-rats
#20
Song-Qi Tang, Yun-Hui Chen, Xi-Ping Chen, Xiao-Dan Zhang, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Xuefu Zhuyu Tang (XFZYT), first recorded in Correction of Errors in Medical Works by Qing-ren Wang, has been proven reliable and effective for curing various diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and angina pectoris. It consists of 11 herbs and two of them, Radix platycodonis and Radix cyathulae, have been traditionally considered as guiding herbs and deeply valued by tens of millions of Chinese medicine practitioners. Do Radix platycodonis and Radix cyathulae affect the pharmacokinetics of the effective constituent-paeoniflorin of XFZYT? If yes, in what way? This study aims to answer these questions...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
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