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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350382/risk-factors-for-adverse-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-single-center-experience-in-long-term-follow-up-of-treated-patients
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Marcin Grabowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski, Renata Główczyńska, Monika Gawałko, Paweł Balsam, Andrzej Cacko, Zenon Huczek, Grzegorz Karpiński, Robert Kowalik, Franciszek Majstrak, Janusz Kochman
BACKGROUND: For patients experiencing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a crucial time to assess their prognosis and future management is at discharge from hospital. AIM: To identify patients' risk factors of mortality during post-discharge period following an ACS hospitalization. METHODS: We studied 672 consecutive ACS patients hospitalized and discharged alive between 2002 and 2004. The analysis was done in respect of the type of ACS, i...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348194/health-care-costs-associated-with-incident-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-germany
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Katharina Kähm, Michael Laxy, Udo Schneider, Wolf H Rogowski, Stefan K Lhachimi, Rolf Holle
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to provide reliable regression-based estimates of costs associated with different type 2 diabetes complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used nationwide statutory health insurance (SHI) data from 316,220 patients with type 2 diabetes. Costs for inpatient and outpatient care, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, and nonmedical aids and appliances were assessed in the years 2013-2015. Quarterly observations are available for each year...
January 18, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345157/evaluation-of-serum-cysteine-rich-protein-61-levels-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Jingang Deng, Xiaoxian Qian, Jianping Li, Yanghua Li, Yang Li, Yijun Luo
AIM: The aim is to evaluate serum cysteine-rich protein 61 (Cyr61) levels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS & METHODS: Serum Cyr61 levels were measured in 180 patients with CAD and 74 participants without CAD. RESULTS: Serum Cyr61 levels were significantly higher in CAD patients. Patients with acute coronary syndrome showed significantly higher Cyr61 than those with stable angina pectoris. Serum Cyr61 levels in complex lesion group were significantly higher...
January 18, 2018: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335827/satisfactory-arterial-repair-1%C3%A2-year-after-ultrathin-strut-biodegradable-polymer-sirolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-an-angioscopic-observation
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Takayuki Ishihara, Masaki Awata, Osamu Iida, Masashi Fujita, Masaharu Masuda, Shin Okamoto, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Takuya Tsujimura, Masaaki Uematsu, Toshiaki Mano
The ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (Orsiro, O-SES) exhibits satisfactory clinical outcomes. However, no report to date has documented the intravascular status of artery repair after O-SES implantation. We examined 5 O-SES placed in 4 patients (age 65 ± 12 years, male 75%) presenting with stable angina pectoris due to de novo lesions in native coronary arteries. Coronary angioscopy was performed immediately after percutaneous coronary intervention and 1 year later. Angioscopic images were analyzed to determine the following: (1) dominant grade of neointimal coverage (NIC) over the stent; (2) maximum yellow plaque grade; and (3) existence of thrombus...
January 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325121/plasma-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-stable-angina-pectoris
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Eirik Degerud, Ottar Nygård, Stefan de Vogel, Rune Hoff, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg Svingen, Eva Ringdal Pedersen, Dennis Winston Trygve Nilsen, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Øivind Midttun, Per Magne Ueland, Jutta Dierkes
Context and objective: Vitamin D status may affect cardiovascular disease (CVD) development and survival. We studied the relationship between concentrations of the circulating biomarker 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk. Design, Setting, Participants and main Outcome Measures: 25OHD, the sum of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D2, was analysed in plasma samples from 4114 Caucasian patients with suspected stable angina pectoris, and adjusted for seasonal variation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325058/serum-carnitine-metabolites-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-suspected-stable-angina-pectoris
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Elin Strand, Eirik W Rebnord, Malin R Flygel, Vegard Lysne, Gard F T Svingen, Grethe S Tell, Kjetil H Løland, Rolf K Berge, Asbjørn Svardal, Ottar Nygård, Eva R Pedersen
Context: Carnitine and its metabolites are centrally involved in fatty acid metabolism. While elevated circulating concentrations have been observed in obesity and insulin resistance, prospective studies examining whether these metabolites are associated with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) are sparse. Objective: We performed a comprehensive evaluation of metabolites along the carnitine pathway in relation to incident T2D. Design: A total of 2519 patients (73...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321389/aortic-root-calcification-score-as-an-independent-factor-for-predicting-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Hirofumi Okada, Hayato Tada, Kenshi Hayashi, Hiroki Kawashima, Tadanori Takata, Kenji Sakata, Atsushi Nohara, Hiroshi Mabuchi, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri
AIM: The aims of this study were: 1) to determine whether the accumulation of aortic root calcification (ARC) assessed using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) can predict future cardiovascular events, and 2) to estimate the onset and progression of ARC in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). METHODS: One hundred thirteen consecutive Japanese patients with heterozygous FH (male=54, mean age=52.1±15.6 years, mean LDL-C=299.0±94.6 mg/dL), without known coronary artery disease, who underwent 64-detector row CCTA were retrospectively evaluated...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313562/the-associat%C3%A4-on-between-serum-serglycin-level-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Hasan Ata Bolayır, Tarık Kıvrak, Hakan Gunes, Aslı Bolayır, Ilgın Karaca
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Serglycin has an important role in the inflammatory status and the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) and serglycin is still unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate association of serglycin level with CAD severity in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP). METHODS: Overall, 100 SAP patients diagnosed by coronary angiography and clinical manifestations and 100 control subjects matched for age and gender were enrolled in this case-control study...
January 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312582/shexiang-tongxin-dropping-pill-protects-against-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-ischemia-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Jianyong Qi, Wenjun Pan, Yafang Tan, Jiaru Luo, Dancai Fan, Juan Yu, Jiashin Wu, Minzhou Zhang
Shexiang Tongxin dropping pill (STDP) is a formulae of Chinese Medicine commonly used to treating angina pectoris in China. However, its mechanism of action is still yet unclear. This study investigated the roles of STDP on myocardial ischemia injury. We constructed a rat model of myocardial injury (isoproterenol subcutaneous injection, i.h, 85 mg/kg/day for 2 days), and compared among 4 groups: CON (control), ISO (ischemic injury model), MET (metoprolol), and STDP. Serum contents of Troponin I (cTnI), creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), alpha-hydroxybutyric dehydrogenase (α-HBD), and Aspartate Aminotransferase were detected and five STDP doses (1, 10, 100, 1000 and 10000 mg/kg/day) were chosen to obtain a dose-response curve...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310455/association-between-serum-ldl-c-and-apob-and-syntax-score-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Taiwu Lin, Luzhao Wang, Jingbin Guo, Peng Liu, Liheng Chen, Mengqiu Wei, Gongxin Li
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and apolipoprotein (Apo) B levels and the SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score (SS) in patients with stable angina pectoris. We enrolled 594 patients who were suspected to have coronary heart disease (CHD) and who underwent coronary angiography. Patients were divided into 4 groups based on the SS: normal (SS = 0, n = 154), low SS (SS ≤ 22, n = 210), intermediate SS (22 < SS < 32, n = 122), and high SS (SS ≥ 33, n = 63)...
January 1, 2018: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287900/galectin-3-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Qi Kang, XiaoLong Li, Mengyun Yang, Taniya Fernando, Zheng Wan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the change of the inflammatory factor Galectin-3 in patients with coronary heart disease, and the correlation between Galectin-3 and the severity of the disease. To observe changes of Galectin-3 in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) before and after radiofrequency ablation, and the changes of Galectin-3 before and after an interim treatment with a high dose of atorvastatin on patients with acute myocardial infarction(AMI). METHODS: Patients with coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation having normal heart function were selected, among them, the patients with AMI were given a short term treatment of 80mg atorvastatin before PCI, and patients with atrial fibrillation underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation...
December 27, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285227/effects-of-trimetazidine-on-periprocedural-microrna-21-expression-by-cd4-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-unstable-angina-pectoris
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Qiang Su, Lang Li, Jinmin Zhao, Yuhan Sun, Huafeng Yang
Objective: Post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) myocardial injury is related to the CD4+ T lymphocyte-mediated inflammatory response. microRNA-21 expression is associated with CD4+ T lymphocyte activation. The pre-PCI use of trimetazidine prevents periprocedural myocardial injury and reduces inflammatory cytokine levels. This study aimed to assess the effects of trimetazidine on periprocedural microRNA-21 expression by CD4+ T lymphocytes in patients with unstable angina pectoris...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275346/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-non-specific-chest-pain-in-emergency-and-cardiology-departments-after-the-introduction-of-high-sensitivity-troponins-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nivethitha Ilangkovan, Hans Mickley, Axel Diederichsen, Annmarie Lassen, Thomas L Sørensen, Hussam Mahmoud Sheta, Peter B Stæhr, Christian Backer Mogensen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of clinical, cardiac-related endpoints and mortality among patients presenting to an emergency or cardiology department with non-specific chest pain (NSCP), and who receive testing with a high-sensitivity troponin. A second objective was to identify risk factors for the above-noted endpoints during 12 months of follow-up. DESIGN: A prospective multicentre study. SETTING: Emergency and cardiology departments in Southern Denmark...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274809/antihyperglycemic-and-metabolic-effects-of-ranolazine-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Brian W Gilbert, Max Sherard, Lindsey Little, Joshua Branstetter, Amber Meister, Joel Huffman
The antianginal drug ranolazine, because of its unique mechanism of action, has been shown to have antihyperglycemic effects. Here, we review the reports on the antihyperglycemic and metabolic effects of ranolazine. MEDLINE was searched from 2000 to October 1, 2016 using the terms ranolazine, antihyperglycemic, diabetes, cardiology, and antianginal. Studies and reviews were included if they were in English and provided relevant data to inform practicing clinicians. Ranolazine has been shown to be effective as an antihyperglycemic while utilized as monotherapy or in combination with traditional diabetic regimens...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259501/left-circumflex-coronary-artery-as-the-culprit-vessel-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Diab Ghanim, Fabio Kusniec, Wadi Kinany, Dahud Qarawani, David Meerkin, Khaled Taha, Offer Amir, Shemy Carasso
The prevalence of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) as the culprit vessel in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is reportedly lowest among that of the 3 main epicardial arteries, and has not been described for non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and stable angina pectoris. We sought to define the distribution of culprit arteries in these clinical presentations and suggest mechanisms for the differences. We reviewed 189 coronary angiograms of patients with STEMI, 203 with NSTEMI, and 548 with stable angina (n=940), and compared distributions of stenotic and culprit coronary arteries (lesions prompting intervention)...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248657/comprehensive-cardiac-ct-with-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-versus-functional-testing-in-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-the-multicenter-randomized-crescent-ii-trial
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Marisa Lubbers, Adriaan Coenen, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Bas Kietselaer, Tjebbe Galema, Marc Kock, Andre Niezen, Marco Das, Marco van Gent, Ewout-Jan van den Bos, Leon van Woerkens, Paul Musters, Suze Kooij, Fay Nous, Ricardo Budde, Miriam Hunink, Koen Nieman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of a tiered, comprehensive cardiac computed tomography (CT) protocol in comparison with functional testing. BACKGROUND: Although CT angiography accurately rules out coronary artery disease (CAD), incorporation of CT myocardial perfusion imaging as part of a tiered diagnostic approach could improve the clinical value and efficiency of cardiac CT in the diagnostic work-up of patients with angina pectoris...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248654/value-of-myocardial-perfusion-assessment-with-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-recent-acute-onset-chest-pain
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Mathias H Sørgaard, Jesper J Linde, J Tobias Kühl, Henning Kelbæk, Jens D Hove, Gitte G Fornitz, Tem B S Jørgensen, Merete Heitmann, Charlotte Kragelund, Thomas F Hansen, Jawdat Abdulla, Thomas Engstrøm, Jan S Jensen, Yaffah T Wiegandt, Dan E Høfsten, Lars V Køber, Klaus F Kofoed
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to perform a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the clinical efficacy of combined examination with coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and computed tomography perfusion imaging (CTP) compared to coronary CTA alone. BACKGROUND: Stress myocardial CTP may increase diagnostic specificity when added to coronary CTA in patients suspected of having ischemic heart disease. METHODS: Patients recently hospitalized for acute-onset chest pain, in whom acute coronary syndrome had been ruled out by normal electrocardiograms, normal troponin levels, and relief of symptoms, and who had a clinical indication for outpatient noninvasive testing, were screened for inclusion in the CATCH-2 (CArdiac cT in the treatment of acute CHest pain 2) trial (NCT02014311)...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245343/altered-expression-of-txnip-in-the-peripheral-leukocytes-of-patients-with-coronary-atherosclerotic-heart-disease
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Yujing Zhang, Jian Huang, Xinglin Yang, Xiaofei Sun, Qincheng Xu, Baokui Wang, Peng Zhong, Zixiu Wei
BACKGROUND: Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease (CAD) is mainly caused by atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease characterized by plaque formation in arteries. Reactive oxygen species caused structural damage and dysfunction of arterial endothelial cells. Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) is the endogenous inhibitor and regulator of thioredoxin, a major cellular antioxidant and antiapoptotic system. In order to explore the role of TXNIP in the occurrence and development of CAD, we detected the TXNIP expression and discussed its molecular mechanisms in CAD...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243787/atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-involvement-in-celiac-disease-the-role-of-autoimmunity-and-inflammation
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L Santoro, G De Matteis, M Fuorlo, B Giupponi, A M Martone, F Landi, R Landolfi, A Santoliquido
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to explore the evidence about the association among celiac disease (CD), atherosclerosis (AS) and cardiovascular (CV) diseases, and the role of inflammation in this connection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library for the association among CD, AS and CV diseases. RESULTS: Several studies reported the association of CD with accelerated AS, as evidenced by the alterations of a number of parameters indicative of subclinical AS, as increased carotid artery intima-media thickness, endothelial dysfunction and increased arterial stiffness...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240056/-hybrid-intervention-for-a-multilevel-aneurysmatic-lesion-of-the-aorta-in-a-patient-with-multifocal-atherosclerosis
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K V Kochkina, A V Sidorenko, A V Myznikov, G A Usik, A A Shtark, T A Kochkina, A V Pustovoĭtov, A V Protopopov
A multilevel aneurysmatic lesion of the aorta is a rare pathology. The authors describe herein a clinical case report regarding stage-wise treatment of a patient presenting with aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal portions of the aorta and a haemodynamically significant lesion of coronary and carotid arteries. Strategy of surgical management was decided upon collegially. Successful endoprosthetic repair of the aneurysm of the thoracic portion of the aorta required closure of the left carotid artery with a graft, which, taking into consideration an existing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery, demanded preliminary carotid-subclavian bypass grafting...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
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