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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789902/association-of-plasma-pentraxin-3-levels-with-coronary-risk-factors-and-the-lipid-profile-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japanese-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Tetsuji Morishita, Hiroyasu Uzui, Akira Nakano, Yoshitomo Fukuoka, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Naoki Amaya, Kenichi Kaseno, Kentaro Ishida, Jong-Dae Lee, Hiroshi Tada
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships among the traditional risk factors, lipid profile, and pentraxin-3 in stable angina (SAP). Plasma pentraxin-3 and serum LDL, HDL, and high-sensitivity CRP levels were measured in 163 SAP and 28 non-coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Their relationships with five risk factors, hypertension (HT), dyslipidemia (DL), diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity (body mass index: BMI > 25 kg/m2 ), and high age (> 75 years), were evaluated. No significant difference was observed in the pentraxin-3 level between patients in SAP and in non-CAD [2...
May 22, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786574/the-increase-of-efficiency-of-treatment-in-patients-with-non-stable-angina-pectoris-with-use-of-nitrogen-oxide-donator-wzrost-skuteczno%C3%A5-ci-leczenia-chorych-z-niestabiln%C3%A4-d%C3%A5-awic%C3%A4-piersiow%C3%A4-przy-pomocy-donor%C3%A3-w-tlenku-azotu
#2
Yevheniya Kh Zaremba, Olha V Zaremba, Nazar R Fedchyshyn, Victoria I Tkachenko, Oleh O Kapustynskyy
OBJECTIVE: Introction: One of the leading pathogenetic factors of CVD is a violation of the function of the endothelium of the vessels, which leads to endothelial dysfunction. The aіm: Increasing the efficiency of treatment of patients with NSAP based on the study of the dynamics of clinical picture, blood parametres, CRP, indices of endothelium dependent vasodilatation of the brachial artery with the use of arginine hydrochloride. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The 45 patients with non-stable angina pectoris (NSAP), who were in inpatient treatment in the cardiological department of the Clinical city hospital of emergency care in Lviv, were examined...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782269/-assessment-of-efficacy-of-combined-pharmacotherapy-with-fixed-perindopril-amlodipine-combination-in-patients-with-combined-cardiovascular-pathology-in-outpatient-practice
#3
E I Bezuglova, Y V Luneva, A A Kornilov, S V Povetkin
AIM: to study effects of using fixed perindopril/amlodipine combination in complex treatment of patients with combined cardiac pathology in active observation mode, in comparison with other angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors) or angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARA), including free combination with calcium channel blockers (CCB) in conditions of routine outpatient practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The design of the study included two stages: I - monitoring effectiveness of pharmacotherapy performed in routine outpatient practice (duration of 2 months), II - "active treatment (management)" - changing the pharmacotherapy scheme in patients who did not reach the target level of "office" blood pressure (BP), monitoring patients for 6 months and carrying out, if necessary, dose correction of the newly appointed treatment regimen...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781683/tuberculosis-non-communicable-disease-comorbidity-and-multimorbidity-in-public-primary-care-patients-in-south-africa
#4
Karl Peltzer
BACKGROUND:  Little is known about the prevalence of non-communicable disease (NCD) multimorbidity among tuberculosis (TB) patients in Africa.Aim and setting: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of NCD multimorbidity, its pattern and impact on adverse health outcomes among patients with TB in public primary care in three selected districts of South Africa. METHODS:  In a cross-sectional survey, new TB and TB retreatment patients were interviewed, and medical records assessed in consecutive sampling within 1 month of anti-TB treatment...
April 11, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780640/plasma-chemerin-levels-are-increased-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-high-thrombus-burden
#5
Ahmet Hakan Ateş, Uğur Arslan, Aytekin Aksakal, Ahmet Yanık, Metin Özdemir, Selim Kul
Objective: To investigate plasma chemerin levels in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and find out possible relationships between plasma chemerin levels and angiographic characteristics. Patients and Methods: Ninety-seven consecutive patients who presented with STEMI and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with coronary stents were enrolled, and 30 age- and sex-matched patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent coronary angiography formed the control group...
2018: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779201/clinical-acceptability-of-trimetazidine-modified-release-80-mg-once-daily-versus-trimetazidine-modified-release-35-mg-twice-daily-in-stable-angina-pectoris
#6
Yuri M Pozdnyakov
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic metabolic agent that has been shown to be efficacious in angina treatment, both in monotherapy and in combination. A new formulation of TMZ modified-release (MR) 80 mg was developed, which is to be taken once daily (od), instead of twice daily (bid) for the currently available TMZ MR 35 mg, with the aim of simplifying the medication regimen. METHODS: The present study was an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase III study with a 12-week treatment period...
May 19, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773416/the-association-between-egfr-in-the-normal-or-mildly-impaired-range-and-incident-cadiovascular-disease-age-and-sex-analysis
#7
Alon Eisen, Avital Porter, Moshe Hoshen, Ran D Balicer, Orna Reges, Yardena Rabi, Morton Leibowitz, Zaza Iakobishvili, David Hasdai
BACKGROUND: Worse renal function, even in the normal or mildly impaired range, is associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether this association exists in both sexes across all ages is not known. METHODS: A population based cohort of individuals >22 years with no prior CVD and with an eGFR 60-130 ml/min/1.73 m2 . eGFR was calculated using the CKD-EPI formula. Incident CVD was defined as either myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, coronary revascularization, or cerebrovascular event...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766461/the-effectiveness-of-trimetazidine-treatment-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris-of-various-durations-results-from-the-choice-2-study
#8
Maria Glezer
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) has been shown to reduce angina symptoms and to increase exercise capacity in randomized clinical trials, but more extensive data would be useful to assess its effects in real-world clinical practice and in patients with different durations of disease. METHODS: CHOICE-2 was a Russian, multicenter, 6-month, open-label, prospective observational study that assessed the effect of adding TMZ modified release 35 mg bid to antianginal treatment in a real-world setting...
May 15, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764706/atrial-fibrillation-and-ischemic-events-with-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-afire-protocol-for-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-open-label-parallel-group-study
#9
Satoshi Yasuda, Koichi Kaikita, Hisao Ogawa, Masaharu Akao, Junya Ako, Tetsuya Matoba, Masato Nakamura, Katsumi Miyauchi, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Kazuo Kimura, Atsushi Hirayama, Kunihiko Matsui
BACKGROUND: In atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), anticoagulants are commonly used in combination with antiplatelet drugs. However, dual therapy can increase the risk of bleeding, and the potential therapeutic benefits must be weighed against this. Therefore, it is recommended that dual therapy is only used for a limited time, and that monotherapy with anticoagulants should start from 1 year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, there is a lack of evidence on the use of monotherapy, in particular with direct oral anticoagulants, in this group of patients...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758933/magnetocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease1
#10
Eun-Seok Shin, Jai-Wun Park, Do-Sun Lim
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) remains a major public health burden worldwide. It is estimated that one third of adults in the United States has some form of IHD, including more than 17 million with coronary artery disease (CAD) and nearly 10 million with angina pectoris [1]. Nevertheless, the detection of myocardial ischemia in patients with presumed CAD remains a challenge in contemporary practice.
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753395/quantitative-extent-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-the-major-epicardial-coronary-arteries-in-patients-with-fatal-coronary-heart-disease-in-coronary-endarterectomy-specimens-in-aorta-coronary-saphenous-venous-conduits-and-means-to-prevent-the-plaques-a-review
#11
William C Roberts
This review tries to answer the following 15 questions: Is atherosclerosis a systemic or a regional disease? Is atherosclerosis in any particular region focal or diffuse? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaques in endarterectomy specimens of the right coronary artery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) compared to that in the right coronary artery in patients with fatal coronary artery disease? How do the units used for measuring arterial narrowing by angiography compare to the units used for measuring arterial narrowing at necropsy? What do atherosclerotic plaques consist of in coronary arteries in patients with fatal coronary disease? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaque in bypassed -vs- non-bypassed native coronary arteries in patients dying early (<60 days) or late (>60 days) after coronary artery bypass grafting? What is the frequency of acute coronary lesions and multi-luminal channels at necropsy in patients with unstable angina pectoris, sudden coronary death, and acute myocardial infarction? What is the mechanism of luminal widening by angioplasty in the coronary arteries? What observations suggest that atherosclerotic plaques are the result at least in part of organization of thrombi? Is atherosclerosis a multifactoral or a unifactoral disease? What characteristics distinguish carnivores and herbivores? What are reasonable guidelines for whom to treat with lipid-altering agents? What is the rule of 5 and the rule of 7 in statin therapy? What is the effect of lipid lowering drug therapy on coronary luminal narrowing? What are some requisites for a healthy life?...
March 27, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752694/ginkgo-leaf-extract-and-dipyridamole-injection-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-angina-pectoris-a-meta-analysis-of-41-randomized-controlled-trials
#12
Di Tan, Jia-Rui Wu, Ying-Ying Cui, Yi Zhao, Dan Zhang, Shi Liu, Bing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To provide information about the effectiveness and safety of Ginkgo Leaf Extract and Dipyridamole Injection (GD) as one adjuvant therapy for treating angina pectoris (AP) and to evaluate the relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with meta-analysis. METHODS: RCTs concerning AP treated by GD were searched in China Biology Medicine Disc (SinoMed), PubMed, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Chinese Scientififi c Journals Database (VIP), Wanfang Database, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, from inception to February, 2017...
May 11, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750054/how-do-patients-with-diabetes-report-their-comorbidities-comparison-with-administrative-data
#13
Jonas Hoffmann, Burkhard Haastert, Manuela Brüne, Matthias Kaltheuner, Alexander Begun, Nadja Chernyak, Andrea Icks
Aims: Patients with diabetes are probably often unaware of their comorbidities. We estimated agreement between self-reported comorbidities and administrative data. Methods: In a random sample of 464 diabetes patients, data from a questionnaire asking about the presence of 14 comorbidities closely related to diabetes were individually linked with statutory health insurance data. Results: Specificities were >97%, except cardiac insufficiency (94...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743021/shifting-hospital-care-to-primary-care-an-evaluation-of-cardiology-care-in-a-primary-care-setting-in-the-netherlands
#14
Tessa C C Quanjel, Jeroen N Struijs, Marieke D Spreeuwenberg, Caroline A Baan, Dirk Ruwaard
BACKGROUND: In an attempt to deal with the pressures on the healthcare system and to guarantee sustainability, changes are needed. This study is focused on a cardiology Primary Care Plus intervention in which cardiologists provide consultations with patients in a primary care setting in order to prevent unnecessary referrals to the hospital. This study explores which patients with non-acute and low-complexity cardiology-related health complaints should be excluded from Primary Care Plus and referred directly to specialist care in the hospital...
May 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742921/long-term-prognostic-value-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-chest-pain-patients
#15
Mårten Sandstedt, Jakob De Geer, Lilian Henriksson, Jan Engvall, Magnus Janzon, Anders Persson, Joakim Alfredsson
Background Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is increasingly used to detect coronary artery disease (CAD), but long-term follow-up studies are still scarce. Purpose To evaluate the prognostic value of CCTA in patients with suspected CAD. Material and Methods A total of 1205 consecutive CCTA patients with chest pain were classified as normal coronary arteries, non-obstructive CAD, or obstructive CAD. The primary outcome was major adverse cardiac event (MACE), defined as a composite outcome including cardiac death, myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, or late revascularization (after >90 days)...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738821/discovery-and-development-of-sgc-stimulators-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-and-rare-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Peter Sandner, Eva-Maria Becker-Pelster, Johannes Peter Stasch
The NO/sGC/cGMP signaling cascade plays a pivotal role in regulation of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary and cardiorenal diseases and impairment of this cascade results in severe pathologies. Therefore, pharmacological interventions, targeting this pathway are promising strategies for treating a variety of diseases. Nitrates, supplementing NO and, PDE5 inhibitors preventing cGMP degradation, are used for angina pectoris treatment and the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), respectively. More recently, a new class of drugs which directly stimulate the sGC enzyme and trigger NO-independent cGMP production was introduced and termed sGC stimulators...
May 5, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736096/potential-anti-inflammatory-treatment-of-ischemic-heart-disease
#17
Enisa Hodzic
Introduction: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is clinical manifestation of chronic inflammatory progressive pathological process of atherosclerosis in coronary arteries. IHD is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. The question is whether it is possible to improve and direct the therapeutic treatment of IHD patients in the treatment of the inflammatory process in the atherosclerotic leasions. Material and Methods: A prospective, comparative, analytica,clinically applicable, open-type study was performed...
April 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735396/relationship-between-prodromal-angina-pectoris-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#18
Murat Gok, Harun Kundi, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Mert Evlice, Mustafa Cetin, Muhammed Suleymanoglu, Alparslan Kurtul, Ender Ornek
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between prodromal angina (PA) with neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: The study group included 145 patients with STEMI who underwent emergency coronary angiography (CA) within 24hours of symptom onset. Data were collected regarding whether patients had experienced PA before acute myocardial infarction. Seventy-three patients (50...
April 18, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728335/plasma-cystathionine-and-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-among-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-results-from-two-independent-cohorts
#19
Indu Dhar, Gard F T Svingen, Eva R Pedersen, Barbara DeRatt, Arve Ulvik, Elin Strand, Per M Ueland, Kaare H Bønaa, Jesse F Gregory, Ottar K Nygård
BACKGROUND: Cystathionine is a thio-ether and a metabolite formed from homocysteine during transsulfuration. Elevated plasma cystathionine levels are reported in patients with cardiovascular disease; however prospective relationships with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are unknown. We investigated associations between plasma cystathionine and AMI among patients with suspected and/or verified coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Subjects from two independent cohort studies, the Western Norway Coronary Angiography Cohort (WECAC) (3033 patients with stable angina pectoris; 263 events within 4...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721788/diagnostic-accuracy-of-chinese-medicine-diagnosis-scale-of-phlegm-and-blood-stasis-syndrome-in-coronary-heart-disease-a-study-protocol
#20
Xiao-Qi Liu, Dan-Hong Peng, Yan-Ping Wang, Rong Xie, Xin-Lin Chen, Chun-Quan Yu, Xian-Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Phlegm and blood stasis syndrome (PBSS) is one of the main syndromes in coronary heart disease (CHD). Syndromes of Chinese medicine (CM) are lack of quantitative and easyimplementation diagnosis standards. To quantify and standardize the diagnosis of PBSS, scales are usually applied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CM diagnosis scale of PBSS in CHD. METHODS: Six hundred patients with stable angina pectoris of CHD, 300 in case group and 300 in control group, will be recruited from 5 hospitals across China...
May 3, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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