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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930591/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-disease-current-state-and-future-directions-for-an-enigmatic-lipoprotein
#1
Anum Saeed, Salim S Virani
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is a complex polymorphic lipoprotein. Although structurally similar to low-density lipoprotein, Lp(a) has a glycoprotein, apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)), attached to the apolipoprotein B-100 component. Several unique properties of Lp(a) can be attributed to the presence of apo(a). Several decades of research has improved our understanding of the structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of Lp(a) associated diseases. Genetic, epidemiological, and translational data indicate that elevated Lp(a) levels are likely in the causal pathway for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as calcification of the aortic valves...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902640/is-neutrophyl-to-lymphocyte-ratio-really-a-useful-marker-for-all-grades-of-degenerative-aortic-stenosis
#2
Selçuk Küçükseymen, Göksel Çağırcı, Ramazan Güven, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory processes play an important role in cardiac valve calcification and ossification. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and degenerative aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: A total of 220 patients with AS and 158 healthy individuals who were a control group were included in the study. The NLR was calculated by dividing the number of neutrophils by number of lymphocytes in peripheral blood samples...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895294/pathology-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valves-findings-from-the-corevalve-us-pivotal-trials
#3
Kazuyuki Yahagi, Sho Torii, Elena Ladich, Robert Kutys, Maria E Romero, Hiroyoshi Mori, Frank D Kolodgie, Jeffrey J Popma, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular leaks, possible leaflet thrombosis, and device durability following TAVR remain unresolved issues. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted the first systematic microscopic and macroscopic pathologic analysis of self-expanding CoreValve transcatheter aortic valves removed at autopsy or surgically from the U...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
#4
REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891115/deficiency-of-ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-homologous-protein-chop-prevents-diet-induced-aortic-valve-calcification-in%C3%A2-vivo
#5
Zhejun Cai, Baoqing Liu, Jia Wei, Zurong Fu, Yidong Wang, Yaping Wang, Jian Shen, Liangliang Jia, Shengan Su, Xiaoya Wang, Xiaoping Lin, Han Chen, Fei Li, Jian'an Wang, Meixiang Xiang
Aortic valve (AoV) calcification is common in aged populations. Its subsequent aortic stenosis has been linked with increased morbidity, but still has no effective pharmacological intervention. Our previous data show endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is involved in AoV calcification. Here, we investigated whether deficiency of ER stress downstream effector CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein homology protein (CHOP) may prevent development of AoV calcification. AoV calcification was evaluated in Apoe(-/-) mice (n = 10) or in mice with dual deficiencies of ApoE and CHOP (Apoe(-/-) CHOP(-/-) , n = 10) fed with Western diet for 24 weeks...
September 10, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888759/impact-of-iliac-artery-anatomy-on-the-outcome-of-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
#6
Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Antonio Freyrie, Stefano Ancetti, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: Fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (FB-EVAR) is a valid option to treat juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Because successful deployment depends on complex maneuvers, hostile iliac artery anatomy (HIA) can prejudice the FB-EVAR outcome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of HIA on FB-EVAR outcome. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, all patients undergoing FB-EVAR were prospectively categorized according to iliac anatomy (friendly iliac artery anatomy [FIA] or HIA)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886071/dynamics-of-the-aortic-annulus-in-4d-ct-angiography-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-patients
#7
Mustafa A Elattar, Leon W Vink, Martijn S van Mourik, Jan Baan, Ed T vanBavel, R Nils Planken, Henk A Marquering
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a well-established treatment for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. This procedure requires pre-operative planning by assessment of aortic dimensions on CT Angiography (CTA). It is well-known that the aortic root dimensions vary over the heart cycle. However, sizing is commonly performed at either mid-systole or end-diastole only, which has resulted in an inadequate understanding of its full dynamic behavior. STUDY GOAL: We studied the variation in annulus measurements during the cardiac cycle and determined if this variation is dependent on the amount of calcification at the annulus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851525/application-of-a-new-procedure-for-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-profiling-of-plasma-amino-acid-related-metabolites-and-untargeted-shotgun-proteomics-to-identify-mechanisms-and-biomarkers-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
#8
Mariola Olkowicz, Janusz Debski, Patrycja Jablonska, Michal Dadlez, Ryszard T Smolenski
Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAS) increasingly affects our ageing population, but the mechanisms of the disease and its biomarkers are not well established. Recently, plasma amino acid-related metabolite (AA) profiling has attracted attention in studies on pathology and development of biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases, but has not been studied in CAS. To evaluate the potential relationship between CAS and AA metabolome, a new ion-pairing reversed-phase liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (IP-RPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of 43 AAs in plasma of stenotic patients and age-matched control subjects...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844834/what-makes-new-ischemic-lesions-symptomatic-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#9
Ronen R Leker, Steven R Messé, Guray Erus, Michel Bilello, Molly Fanning, Michael Acker, Allie Massaro, Scott E Kasner, Thomas Floyd
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral infarctions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are common after cardiothoracic surgery. However, most are asymptomatic and we aimed to identify features associated with clinical stroke symptoms. METHODS: Patients over 65 years of age undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for calcific stenosis were prospectively recruited (N = 196). All patients underwent neurological evaluation preoperatively and on postoperative days 1, 3, and 7, and MRI on planned postoperative day 5...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828892/new-considerations-in-the-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis
#10
Lucy M Safi, Jonathan J Passeri, Michael H Picard
Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is one of the most common acquired valvular heart diseases in industrialized nations. It is a slowly progressive disease and with the aging population, the prevalence of AS is expected to increase. Doppler echocardiography is used to classify patients based on severity of stenosis. Research efforts on how to better identify and risk-assess these patients are currently underway using advanced imaging modalities and serum biomarkers. Thus far, medications for AS prevention have been unsuccessful...
August 22, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821297/differential-expression-of-osteopontin-and-osteoprotegerin-mrna-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-between-patients-with-severe-coronary-artery-disease-and-aortic-valvular-stenosis-association-with-hdl-subclasses
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María Luna-Luna, David Cruz-Robles, Nydia Ávila-Vanzzini, Valentín Herrera-Alarcón, Jesús Martínez-Reding, Sergio Criales-Vera, Julio Sandoval-Zárate, Jesús Vargas-Barrón, Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Armando Roberto Tovar-Palacio, José Manuel Fragoso, Elizabeth Carreón-Torres, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Óscar Pérez-Méndez
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest a relationship of the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) with progression and calcification of the atherosclerotic plaque; however, it is unknown if this tissue expresses genes that may participate on these processes and if the expression of these genes is regulated by high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclasses. METHODS: To explore this possibility, we determined the mRNA expression by qPCR of a pro-calcifying gene (osteopontin (OPN)), and two anti-calcifying genes (osteoprotegerin (OPG) and osteonectin (ON)), in biopsies of EAT obtained from 15 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) determined by angiography, and 15 patients with diagnostic of aortic valve stenosis but without CAD as control group...
August 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814237/statins-in-aortic-stenosis
#12
Karl Norrington, Emmanuel Androulakis, Evangelos Oikonomou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitris Tousoulis
Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common form of valvular heart disease in Europe and North America. It is a progressive disease with a prolonged period of asymptomatic latency which eventually leads to critical left ventricular outflow tract obstruction necessitating surgical replacement of the valve. Statins are lipid-lowering drugs with a robust evidence base demonstrating clinical benefit in atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. There has therefore been significant interest in the potential benefit of statins in AS...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812017/valve-calcification-in-aortic-stenosis-etiology-and-diagnostic-imaging-techniques
#13
REVIEW
María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Iván Hernández-Betancor, Javier García-Niebla, Belén Marí-López, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña, Juan Lacalzada-Almeida
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvulopathy in the Western world. Its prevalence has increased significantly in recent years due to population aging; hence, up to 8% of westerners above the age of 84 now have severe aortic stenosis (Lindroos et al., 1993). This causes increased morbidity and mortality and therein lies the importance of adequate diagnosis and stratification of the degree of severity which allows planning the best therapeutic option in each case. Long understood as a passive age-related degenerative process, it is now considered a rather more complex entity involving mechanisms and factors similar to those of atherosclerosis (Stewart et al...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802508/prognostic-significance-of-left-ventricular-fibrosis-in-patients-with-congenital-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#14
Gentian Lluri, Pierangelo Renella, J Paul Finn, Gabriel Vorobiof, Jamil Aboulhosn, Arjun Deb
This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of left ventricular (LV) fibrosis assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) of the myocardium during cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), which is associated with early aortic valve fibrosis and calcification. To what degree the LV myocardial wall is affected by fibrosis and its prognostic value is currently unknown. This is a retrospective, single-center study evaluating all adult patients with BAV who had CMR and followed from March 2002 to March 2016...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792711/differential-expression-of-micrornas-in-calcific-aortic-stenosis
#15
Hai-Xia Xu, Yan Wang, Dong-Dong Zheng, Teng Wang, Min Pan, Jia-Hai Shi, Jian-Hua Zhu, Xiao-Fei Li
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic stenosis (CAS) is the most common heart valve disorder. To explore the underlying mechanisms, we investigated whether key microRNAs in calcified aortic valves are differentially expressed compared to those in the non-calcified valves. METHODS: Calcified aortic valves from patients with aortic stenosis and non-calcified aortic valves (control) from patients with aortic insufficiency (n = 8 per group) were obtained during cardiac valve replacement surgery...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790243/-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-a-patient-with-tangier-disease
#16
Atsushi Tamura, Takamichi Yoshizaki, Sho Kusadokoro
We report a case of severe aortic valve stenosis in a patient with Tangier disease. A 64-year-old female was diagnosed with Tangier disease on the basis of gene mutation. The serum levels of total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein were 124 mg/dl and 4.3 mg/dl, respectively. She had a symptom of dyspnea and echocardiography revealed severe aortic valve stenosis with the maximum gradient of 60.5 mmHg. Chest computed tomography showed severe calcification of the ascending aorta and the aortic root. Aortic valve replacement using a bioprosthetic valve was performed...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789675/life-threatening-subdural-hematoma-after-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-patient-with-heyde-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki, Eiichi Ohba, Atsushi Yamashita, Jun Hayashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
BACKGROUND: Heyde syndrome is known as a triad of calcific aortic stenosis, anemia due to gastrointestinal bleeding from angiodysplasia, and acquired type 2A von Willebrand disease. This acquired hemorrhagic disorder is characterized by the loss of the large von Willebrand factor multimers due to the shear stress across the diseased aortic valve. The most frequently observed type of bleeding in these patients is mucosal or skin bleeding, such as epistaxis, followed by gastrointestinal bleeding...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761763/premature-valvular-heart-disease-in-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#18
Akl C Fahed, Kamel Shibbani, Rabih R Andary, Mariam T Arabi, Robert H Habib, Denis D Nguyen, Fady F Haddad, Elie Moubarak, Georges Nemer, Sami T Azar, Fadi F Bitar
Valvular heart disease frequently occurs as a consequence of premature atherosclerosis in individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Studies have primarily focused on aortic valve calcification in heterozygous FH, but there is paucity of data on the incidence of valvular disease in homozygous FH. We performed echocardiographic studies in 33 relatively young patients (mean age: 26 years) with homozygous FH (mean LDL of 447 mg/dL, 73% on LDL apheresis) to look for subclinical valvulopathy. Twenty-one patients had evidence of valvulopathy of the aortic or mitral valves, while seven subjects showed notable mitral regurgitation...
2017: Cholesterol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760473/transapical-mitral-valve-implantation-for-native-mitral-valve-stenosis-using-a-balloon-expandable-prosthesis
#19
Philipp Kiefer, Thilo Noack, Joerg Seeburger, Alexandro Hoyer, Axel Linke, Norman Mangner, Lukas Lehmkuhl, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, David Holzhey
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) is still in its infancy and is mainly limited to valve-in-valve or valve-in-ring implantations. We present the early experience with TMVI for severe calcified native MV stenosis. METHODS: Between January 2014 and June 2015, 6 of 11 patients screened (mean age, 77.4 ± 6.3 years; 66% men) with severe native mitral valve (MV) stenosis (mean gradient [Pmean], 11.1 ± 2.1 mm Hg; mean effective orifice area [EOA], 0...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756420/safety-and-feasibility-of-rotational-atherectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#20
Matthew Lippmann, Jigar Patel, Jared Kvapil, David Westover, Michael Pierpoline, Peter Tadros, Mark Wiley, George Zorn, Greg Muehlebach, Ashwani Mehta, Eric Hockstad, Matthew Earnest, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) followed by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and coronary artery disease (CAD). In many, the coronary arteries are severely calcified and best treated with rotational atherectomy (RA). However, RA is not routinely performed in severe AS patients due to safety concerns. There is a paucity of data on the safety of RA in severe AS patients with calcific CAD...
August 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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