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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933666/risk-of-stroke-and-recurrence-after-af-ablation-in-patients-with-an-initial-event-free-period-of-12-months
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Simon Kochhäuser, Pouria Alipour, Tanjah Haig-Carter, Kathleen Trought, Philip Hache, Yaariv Khaykin, Zaev Wulffhart, Alfredo Pantanomd, Bernice Tsang, David Birnie, Atul Verma
INTRODUCTION: Because of the unclear prognostic effects of ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), oral anticoagulation (OAC) is often continued after ablation even in asymptomatic patients. We sought to determine the frequency of stroke and AF recurrence in patients on and off therapeutic OAC one year after a successful AF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients that underwent AF ablation and were free of AF 12 months after ablation were selected from our AF database...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933639/assessment-of-left-atrial-volume-and-function-by-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-obese-patients
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Julide Yagmur, Mehmet Cansel, Ertugrul Kurtoglu, Siho Hidayet, Nusret Acıkgoz, Necip Ermis, Fatma Ozyalin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate left atrial (LA) volume and functions in obese subjects using real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) and also the relationship between LA mechanical functions and N-terminal pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (NT-proANP). METHODS: This study included 40 obese (26 females and 14 males, mean age 51.9 years) and 40 normal weight subjects (23 females and 16 males, mean age 53.5 years) with normal coronary angiograms. All the study participants underwent RT3DE to assess LA volume and mechanical function...
December 9, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933590/three-dimensional-rotational-angiography-for-assessment-of-coronary-arteries-during-melody-valve-implantation-introducing-a%C3%A2-technique-that-may-improve-outcomes
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C R Pockett, J W Moore, H G El-Said
BACKGROUND: Adverse events from Melody valve implantation may be catastrophic. To date a role for three dimensional rotational angiography of the aortic root (3DRAA) during Melody valve implantation has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To describe the role of 3DRAA in the assessment of Melody valve candidacy and to demonstrate that it may improve outcomes. METHODS: All patients who underwent cardiac catheterisation for Melody valve implantation and 3DRAA between August 2013 and February 2015 were reviewed...
December 8, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933515/serum-bilirubin-concentrations-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-risk-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-dongfeng-tongji-cohort
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Jing Wang, Xiaofen Wu, Yaru Li, Xu Han, Hua Hu, Fei Wang, Caizheng Yu, Xiulou Li, Kun Yang, Jing Yuan, Ping Yao, Xiaoping Miao, Sheng Wei, Youjie Wang, Weihong Chen, Yuan Liang, Huan Guo, Handong Yang, Tangchun Wu, Xiaomin Zhang, Meian He
AIMS: Elevated serum bilirubin levels are associated with decreased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in cross-sectional studies among diabetic patients, but prospective evidence is limited. We investigated the relationship of serum bilirubin levels with incident CHD risk among type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: In a prospective study of 2918 type 2 diabetes embedded in the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort, serum total bilirubin (TBil), direct bilirubin (DBil), and indirect bilirubin (IBil) were measured at baseline...
December 8, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933193/outcomes-of-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-in-anterior-versus-inferior-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Amgad Mentias, Mohammad Q Raza, Amr F Barakat, Elizabeth Hill, Dalia Youssef, Amar Krishnaswamy, Milind Y Desai, Brian Griffin, Stephen Ellis, Venu Menon, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a detrimental complication of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine patient characteristics and outcomes of patients with IMR with focus on anterior or inferior location of STEMI. METHODS: All patients presenting with STEMI complicated by IMR to our centre who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention within the first 12 hours of presentation from 1995 to 2014 were included...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933173/a-rare-case-of-gestational-thyrotoxicosis-as-a-cause-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Dmitry Lvovsky
: Angina pectoris in pregnancy is unusual and Prinzmetal's angina is much rarer. It accounts for 2% of all cases of angina. It is caused by vasospasm, but the mechanism of spasm is unknown but has been linked with hyperthyroidism in some studies. Patients with thyrotoxicosis-induced acute myocardial infarction are unusual and almost all reported cases have been associated with Graves' disease. Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone-induced hyperthyroidism occurs in about 1.4% of pregnant women, mostly when hCG levels are above 70-80 000 IU/L...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932994/comparative-mrna-and-microrna-profiling-during-acute-myocardial-infarction-induced-by-coronary-occlusion-and-ablation-radio-frequency-currents
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Eduardo T Santana, Regiane Dos Santos Feliciano, Andrey J Serra, Eduardo Brigidio, Ednei L Antonio, Paulo J F Tucci, Lubov Nathanson, Mariana Morris, José A Silva
The ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery is the most commonly used experimental model to induce myocardial infarction (MI) in rodents. A high mortality in the acute phase and the heterogeneity of the size of the MI obtained are drawbacks recognized in this model. In an attempt to solve the problem, our group recently developed a new MI experimental model which is based on application of myocardial ablation radio-frequency currents (AB-RF) that yielded MI with homogeneous sizes and significantly reduce acute mortality...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932982/impact-of-cyp2c19-variants-on-clinical-efficacy-of-clopidogrel-and-1-year-clinical-outcomes-in-coronary-heart-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hong Sun, Qiang Qu, Zhen-Fan Chen, Sheng-Lan Tan, Hai-Jun Zhou, Jian Qu, Hui Chen
The impact of pharmacogenetic variants of cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) on clopidogrel-mediated effects on platelet inhibition, inflammatory response and endothelial function, as well as risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), in coronary heart patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was investigated. To this end, we assessed the residual platelet aggregation rate (RPA), maximal aggregation rate (MAR) and plasma levels of sCD40L, sP-selectin, MMP-9, sVCAM-1 and sE-selectin after 24 h of PCI in 559 patients treated with clopidogrel and followed up for 1 year for evidence of MACE...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932979/madagascine-induces-vasodilatation-via-activation-of-ampk
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Dapeng Chen, Bochao Lv, Sei Kobayashi, Yongjian Xiong, Pengyuan Sun, Yuan Lin, Salvatore Genovese, Francesco Epifano, Shanshan Hou, Fusheng Tang, Yunyan Ji, Dandan Yu
Madagascine (3-isopentenyloxyemodin) can be chemically synthesized or purified from several Rhamnus species, and it is found to have more potent biological activities than the parent compound emodin. The aim of this study is to characterize the vasodilatory effect of madagascine on vasoconstriction and sphingosylphosphorylcholine induced vasospasm in ex vivo and reveal the potential mechanisms in vitro. The effects of madagascine on vasoconstriction of rat mesenteric resistance arteries (MRAs) induced by K(+), methoxamine, and endothelin-1 were, respectively, studied...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932871/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-guiding-clinical-therapy-of-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-compared-with-angiography-alone-in-elderly-chinese-patients
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Zhao Zhang, Ke Li, Jinwen Tian
OBJECTIVE: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an innovative method for evaluating the physiological significance of a coronary stenosis, but its validity is less certain in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is important to assess whether FFR is effective and safe in patients, especially elderly Chinese patients, with NSTEMI. As the first one in China, the purpose of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety outcomes of FFR in guiding clinical therapy of NSTEMI compared with angiography alone in elderly Chinese patients...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932765/-influencial-factors-for-in-hospital-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Chenyang Chen, Yiyuan Huang, Shenghua Zhou, Zhenfei Fang
To analyze the clinical outcomes of emergency percutaneous intervention in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during hospital, and to find the relevant risk factors for the prognosis and cardiac events. 
 Methods: We retrospective analyzed the patient with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, who was successfully performed emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Cardiac Cath Lab of the Second Xiangya Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014. According to situation for cardiovascular events, patients were divided into 2 groups...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932532/late-restenosis-after-both-first-generation-and-second-generation-drug-eluting-stent-implantations-occurs-in-patients-with-drug-eluting-stent-restenosis
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Seiji Habara, Kazushige Kadota, Akimune Kuwayama, Takenobu Shimada, Masanobu Ohya, Katsuya Miura, Hidewo Amano, Shunsuke Kubo, Yusuke Hyodo, Suguru Otsuru, Takeshi Tada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Fuku, Tsuyoshi Goto
BACKGROUND: There are currently inadequate data about whether late restenosis occurs after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with DES restenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We collected data for 608 patients who received revascularization for DES restenosis between 2004 and 2012 and analyzed 688 lesions: 359 lesions treated with a first-generation DES (first DES) and 329 lesions treated with a second-generation DES (second DES). Two serial angiographic follow-ups were routinely planned for the patients (at 8 and 20 months after the procedure)...
December 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932413/biomarkers-and-coronary-lesions-predict-outcomes-after-revascularization-in-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Daniel Lindholm, Stefan K James, Maria Bertilsson, Richard C Becker, Christopher P Cannon, Evangelos Giannitsis, Robert A Harrington, Anders Himmelmann, Frederic Kontny, Agneta Siegbahn, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Matthijs A Velders, W Douglas Weaver, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) is currently mainly based on clinical characteristics. With routine invasive management, angiography findings and biomarkers are available and may improve prognostication. We aimed to assess if adding biomarkers [high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT-hs), N-terminal probrain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15)] and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) might improve prognostication in revascularized patients with NSTE-ACS...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932363/monocyte-count-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-mortality-in-older-korean-people
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Sung Hee Choi, Jung Hee Kim, Soo Lim, Jae Young Lim, Ki Woong Kim, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang
BACKGROUND: white blood cells (WBCs) have been known to mediate the inflammatory process, which may be a pivotal mechanism for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality. OBJECTIVE: we investigated which WBC subtypes increased cardiovascular mortality and explored its connection to coronary artery diseases in a prospective study among older Koreans. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: this study was conducted from 2005 to 2011 as a part of the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging and included 439 men and 561 women over 65-year old...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932355/familial-hypercholesterolemia-phenotype-in-chinese-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography
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Jian-Jun Li, Sha Li, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Yan Zhang, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Ping Qing, Chuan-Jue Cui, Rui-Xia Xu, Zheng-Wen Jiang, Jing Sun, Geng Liu, Qian Dong
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is characterized by an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increased risk of premature coronary artery disease. However, the general picture and mutational spectrum of FH in China are far from recognized, representing a missed opportunity for the investigation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: A total of 8050 patients undergoing coronary angiography were enrolled. The diagnosis of clinical FH was made using Dutch Lipid Clinic Network criteria, and the information of relatives was obtained by inquiring for the probands or from their own medical records of certain clinics/hospitals...
December 8, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932353/ezetimibe-in-combination-with-statins-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-coronary-arteries-after-stenting-the-cuvic-trial-effect-of-cholesterol-absorption-inhibitor-usage-on-target-vessel-dysfunction-after-coronary-stenting-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled
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Susumu Takase, Tetsuya Matoba, Soichi Nakashiro, Yasushi Mukai, Shujiro Inoue, Keiji Oi, Taiki Higo, Shunsuke Katsuki, Masao Takemoto, Nobuhiro Suematsu, Kenichi Eshima, Kenji Miyata, Mitsutaka Yamamoto, Makoto Usui, Kenji Sadamatsu, Shinji Satoh, Toshiaki Kadokami, Kiyoshi Hironaga, Ikuyo Ichi, Koji Todaka, Junji Kishimoto, Kensuke Egashira, Kenji Sunagawa
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate whether treatment with ezetimibe in combination with statins improves coronary endothelial function in target vessels in coronary artery disease patients after coronary stenting. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We conducted a multicenter, prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-end point trial among 11 cardiovascular treatment centers. From 2011 to 2013, 260 coronary artery disease patients who underwent coronary stenting were randomly allocated to 2 arms (statin monotherapy (S) versus ezetimibe [10 mg/d]+statin combinational therapy [E+S])...
December 8, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932342/time-saving-screening-for-diabetes-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-report-from-euroaspire-iv
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Viveca Gyberg, Dirk De Bacquer, Kornelia Kotseva, Guy De Backer, Oliver Schnell, Jaakko Tuomilehto, David Wood, Lars Rydén
BACKGROUND: WHO advocates 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) for detecting diabetes mellitus (DM). OGTT is the most sensitive method to detect DM in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Considered time consuming, the use of OGTT is unsatisfactory. A 1-hour plasma glucose (1hPG) test has not been evaluated as an alternative in patients with CAD. OBJECTIVES: To create an algorithm based on glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and 1hPG limiting the need of a 2-hour plasma glucose (2hPG) in patients with CAD...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932192/dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-speckle-tracking-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-hemodynamic-significance-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-moderate-and-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Eglė Rumbinaitė, Diana Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė, Mindaugas Vieželis, Indrė Čeponienė, Tomas Lapinskas, Rūta Žvirblytė, Jonė Venclovienė, Kristina Morkūnaitė, Augustinas Bielinis, Rimvydas Šlapikas, Jolanta Justina Vaškelytė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Myocardial deformation indices are considered as sensitive markers of ischemia and may be useful in the quantification of hemodynamic significance of coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to determine the diagnostic value of speckle-tracking echocardiography derived myocardial deformation parameters at rest and during stress to determine hemodynamically significance coronary artery stenosis in patients with moderate and high probability of CAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 81 patients (mean age, 64±8...
November 25, 2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932170/living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-extensive-portomesenteric-venous-thrombosis-case-report
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S Choi, K K Kim, W S Lee, J M Kang, Y H Park
Extensive portomesenteric venous thrombus preventing restoration of adequate portal venous flow used to be considered a contraindication to liver transplantation. The subject was a 49-year-old male with hepatitis B cirrhosis and extensive thrombosis of portal, splenic, and superior mesenteric veins, and two large collateral vessels; one dilated and tortuous inferior to the pancreaticoduodenal vein and relevant to splanchnic venous return and the other a dilated coronary vein relevant to splenic venous return...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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