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Nicole Gilgen, Ahmed Farah, Bruno Scheller, Marc-Alexander Ohlow, Norman Mangner, Daniel Weilenmann, Jochen Wöhrle, Peiman Jamshidi, Gregor Leibundgut, Sven Möbius-Winkler, Robert Zweiker, Florian Krackhardt, Christian Butter, Leonhard Bruch, Christoph Kaiser, Andreas Hoffmann, Peter Rickenbacher, Christian Mueller, Frank-Peter Stephan, Michael Coslovsky, Raban Jeger
BACKGROUND: The treatment of coronary small vessel disease (SVD) remains an unresolved issue. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have limited efficacy due to increased rates of instent-restenosis, mainly caused by late lumen loss. Drug-coated balloons (DCB) are a promising technique since native vessels remain structurally unchanged. METHODS: BASKET-SMALL 2 is a multicenter, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority trial of DCB vs. DES in native SVD for clinical endpoints...
March 11, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
A Dedic, R L Braam
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March 9, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
Ji Hyun Lee, Donghee Han, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Heidi Gransar, Yao Lu, Asim Rizvi, Mahn Won Park, Hadi Mirhedayati Roudsari, Wijnand J Stuijfzand, Daniel S Berman, Tracy Q Callister, Augustin DeLago, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Matthew J Budoff, Philipp A Kaufmann, Gilbert Raff, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Todd C Villines, Yong-Jin Kim, Jonathon Leipsic, Gudrun Feuchtner, Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Hugo Marques, Ronen Rubinshtein, Stephan Achenbach, Leslee J Shaw, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Jeroen Bax, Benjamin Chow, Ricardo C Cury, Millie Gomez, Erica C Jones, Fay Y Lin, James K Min, Jessica M Peña
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prognostic value of symptom typicality in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), determined by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). METHODS: 4,215 patients without prior history of CAD and without obstructive CAD (<50% CCTA stenosis) were identified. CAD severity was categorized as non-obstructive (1%-49%) and none (0%). Based upon the Diamond-Forrester criteria for angina pectoris, symptom typicality was classified as: asymptomatic, non-anginal, atypical, and typical...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Takayuki Niida, Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Junji Matsuda, Masahiro Hoshino, Makoto Araki, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Sadamitsu Ichijyo, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Mitsuaki Isobe, Tsunekazu Kakuta
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between fractional flow reserve (FFR) values and change in coronary physiological indices after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Decision making for revascularization when FFR is 0.75-0.80 is controversial. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 296 patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent physiological examinations before and after PCI...
March 8, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Tomoaki Kanaya, Teruo Noguchi, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yu Kataoka, Yoshiaki Morita, Hiroyuki Miura, Kazuhiro Nakao, Masashi Fujino, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Kunihiro Nishimura, Teruo Inoue, Jagat Narula, Satoshi Yasuda
Aims: Coronary high-intensity plaques (HIPs) with a high plaque-to-myocardial signal intensity ratio (PMR) on non-contrast T1-weighted imaging in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) are associated with future coronary events. To characterize the morphological substrate of HIP, we performed a correlative optical coherence tomography (OCT) study. Methods and results: We examined 137 lesions in 105 patients with stable angina pectoris or silent myocardial ischaemia scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using a 3 T magnetic resonance scanner...
March 5, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Samet Yılmaz, Uğur Canpolat, Kazım Başer, Sefa Ünal, Mevlüt Serdar Kuyumcu, Sinan Aydoğdu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the functional severity of coronary stenosis assessed according to the fractional flow reserve (FFR) in stable coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: The clinical and laboratory data of 420 patients who underwent index coronary angiography for stable angina pectoris were analyzed retrospectively. The functional severity of an intermediate lesion was determined by FFR...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
X Y Zhao, J X Li, X F Tang, J J Xu, Y Song, H H Wang, L J Xu, J Chen, Y Zhang, L Song, L J Gao, S B Qiao, Y J Yang, R L Gao, B Xu, J Q Yuan
Objective: To evaluate the prognostic value of Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events(GRACE) discharge score for long-term out-of-hospital death in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) after drug-eluting stents (DES) and with Dual-antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT). Methods: Our study was a prospective, observational, single center (Fuwai Hospital of China) study.A total of 6 431consecutive ACS patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI)between January 2013 and December 2013 were involved.The primary endpoint was all-cause death and second endpoint was major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) as a composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, revascularization, stent thrombosis or stroke...
February 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Yujiro Kinomura, Toshiki Tanaka, Takuma Aoyama, Masanori Hatasa, Shingo Minatoguchi, Masamitsu Iwasa, Yoshihisa Yamada, Takahide Nawa, Hiromitsu Kanamori, Masanori Kawasaki, Yukihiro Esaka, Bunji Uno, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Shinya Minatoguchi
BACKGROUND: The role of endogenous adenosine in cardiac patients is still unclear, so we investigated the relationship between the plasma adenosine concentration and left ventricular (LV) function, LV dilation and LV wall thinning in cardiac patients.Methods and Results:In 97 cardiac patients, with angina pectoris, old myocardial infarction, dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and valvular heart disease, plasma adenosine concentrations were measured using the LC-MS/MS system, and the LV function, LV end-diastolic dimension (LVDd), LV posterior wall thickness (LVPWth), and interventricular septum thickness (IVSth) were assessed by echocardiography...
February 28, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Kyung-In Joung, Sung-Il Cho
BACKGROUND: Whether constitutional low blood pressure (BP) causes substantive health problems has been controversial, and subjects with hypotension exhibit a range of symptoms, from mild typical conditions such as tiredness and dizziness to more specific psychological conditions and even cognitive disorders. This study investigated whether low BP is associated with suicidal ideation in the general population. METHODS: Four years of data from the 2010-2013 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used...
March 1, 2018: BMC Public Health
Xiyang Hu, Wei Zhang, Nairui Zhao, Rongcheng Zhao, Shuofeng Li
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a noninvasive test for detection and analysis of coronary plaques morphology and classification. The low- to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (L/H) ratio is associated with plaques vulnerability. The study aims to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA and L/H ratio for plaques classification. We enrolled 212 patients with coronary artery single-vessel disease who performed preoperative CCTA and Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided invasive coronary angiography...
January 26, 2018: Oncotarget
Nagy Mekhail, Ogi Visnjevac, Gerges Azer, Diana Sue Mehanny, Priya Agrawal, Victor Foorsov
To assess the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for each indication, one must critically assess each specific clinical outcome to identify outcomes that benefit from SCS therapy. To date, a comprehensive review of clinically relevant outcome-specific evidence regarding SCS has not been published. We aimed to assess all randomized controlled trials from the world literature for the purpose of evaluating the clinical outcome-specific efficacy of SCS for the following outcomes: perceived pain relief or change pain score, quality of life, functional status, psychological impact, analgesic medication utilization, patient satisfaction, and health care cost and utilization...
February 23, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Ragnhild L Tveit, Sverre Lehmann, Bjørn Bjorvatn
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The objective was to investigate the prevalence of heart attack, angina pectoris, stroke, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and obesity in relation to the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: The sample consisted of 1887 patients, with mean age of 48.6 years (range 16-83 years), referred to a university hospital on suspicion of obstructive sleep apnea. The patients filled out a questionnaire asking whether they were previously diagnosed with the comorbidities in interest...
2018: PloS One
S A Shalnova, A E Imaeva, A D Deev, V A Metelskaya, G A Muromtseva, A O Konradi, V P Masenko, A Y Efanov, N V Kulakova, O P Rotar, I A Trubacheva, A A Shabunova, E V SHlyakhto, S A Boytsov
AIM: to study associations between elevated blood plasma concentration of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), risk factors and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in samples of adult population of Russian Federation (RF) aged 25-64 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data of examination of representative samples of population of 5 regions of RF obtained within the framework of the multicenter ESSE-RF study (2012-2013). Number of examined subjects was 8 077 (3 176 men)...
December 2017: Kardiologiia
Wataru Fujimoto, Takahiro Sawada, Takayoshi Toba, Yu Takahashi, Taishi Miyata, Shogo Oishi, Tsuyoshi Osue, Tetsuari Onishi, Tomofumi Takaya, Akira Shimane, Yasuyo Taniguchi, Hiroya Kawai, Yoshinori Yasaka
BACKGROUND: The use of short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) remains controversial. To investigate efficacy and safety of short-duration DAPT, we performed a detailed comparison of intra-stent conditions by optical coherence tomography (OCT) after second-generation drug-eluting stent implantation with short-term and standard DAPT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty-two consecutive patients with stable angina pectoris who received Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stents (R-ZESs; Medtronic Cardiovascular, Santa Rosa, CA, USA) were enrolled...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Christoffer E Hagemann, Søren Hoffmann, Flemming J Olsen, Peter G Jørgensen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan S Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
AIMS: Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) detects early signs of left ventricular dysfunction; however, it is unknown whether layer-specific global longitudinal strain (GLS) has incremental value in diagnosis of patients with reversible ischemia assessed by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP), normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and no history of ischemic heart disease were retrospectively identified to have been examined by 2DSTE, SPECT, and coronary angiography (CAG)...
February 15, 2018: Echocardiography
Philip D Adamson, Amanda Hunter, Debbie M Madsen, Anoop S V Shah, David A McAllister, Tania A Pawade, Michelle C Williams, Colin Berry, Nicholas A Boon, Marcus Flather, John Forbes, Scott McLean, Giles Roditi, Adam D Timmis, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, Hans Mickley, Nicholas L Mills, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: We determined whether high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I can improve the estimation of the pretest probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with suspected stable angina. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prespecified substudy of the SCOT-HEART trial (Scottish Computed Tomography of the Heart), plasma cardiac troponin was measured using a high-sensitivity single-molecule counting assay in 943 adults with suspected stable angina who had undergone coronary computed tomographic angiography...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Signe H Nielsen, Naja D Mygind, Marie M Michelsen, Daria F Bechsgaard, Hannah E Suhrs, Federica Genovese, Henning B Nielsen, Susanne Brix, Morten Karsdal, Eva Prescott, Jens Kastrup
Aim Collagens are major cardiac extracellular matrix components, known to be actively remodelled and accumulated during diffuse myocardial fibrosis. We evaluated whether accelerated collagen turnover described by neo-epitope biomarkers reflecting collagen formation and degradation separates patients with diffuse myocardial fibrosis from asymptomatic controls. Methods and results Seventy-one women with angina pectoris without significant coronary artery disease assessed by invasive coronary angiogram were included...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Qiao-Ning Yang, Rui-Na Bai, Guo-Ju Dong, Chang-Jiang Ge, Jing-Min Zhou, Li Huang, Yan He, Jun Wang, Ai-Hua Ren, Zhan-Quan Huang, Guang-Li Zhu, Shu Lu, Shang-Quan Xiong, Shao-Xiang Xian, Zhi-Jun Zhu, Da-Zhuo Shi, Shu-Zheng Lu, Li-Zhi Li, Ke-Ji Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect and safety of Kuanxiong Aerosol (, KA) on patients with angina pectoris. METHODS: Block randomization was performed to randomly allocate 750 patients into KA (376 cases) and control groups (374 cases). During an angina attack, the KA group received 3 consecutive sublingual sprays of KA (0.6 mL per spray). The control group received 1 sublingual nitroglycerin tablet (NT, 0.5 mg/tablet). Log-rank tests and Kaplan-Meier estimations were used to estimate the angina remission rates at 6 time-points after treatment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and >5 min)...
February 13, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Lei Wang, Yuanming Li, Xiaojin Gong
This study was designed to assess the relationship between changes in peripheral inflammatory factors of patients complicated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) before and after operation, and their prognosis. A total of 68 patients with stable angina pectoris treated in Xinjiang Hospital who underwent CABG at some point between August of 2013 and August of 2015 were enrolled in the study, and divided into the NAFLD group (n=31) and the non-NAFLD group (n=37) according to the presence of the condition or its absence...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Mehrshad Abbasi, Mohamadreza Neishaboury, Jalil Koohpayehzadeh, Koorosh Etemad, Alipasha Meysamie, Fereshteh Asgari, Sina Noshad, Mohsen Afarideh, Alireza Ghajar, Morsaleh Ganji, Ali Rafei, Mostafa Mousavizadeh, Elias Khajeh, Behnam Heidari, Mohammad Saadat, Manouchehr Nakhjavani, Alireza Esteghamati
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common causes of mortality worldwide. The national prevalence remains unclear in most of the developing countries. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to estimate national prevalence of self-reported CHD and chronic stable angina pectoris in the general adult population of Iran using data from the fourth round of the Surveillance of Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (SuRFNCD-2011) survey. METHODS: The analysis comprised data of 11,867 civilian, nonhospitalized and noninstitutionalized residents ages 6 to 70 years of age...
February 9, 2018: Global Heart
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