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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732689/defining-coronary-artery-calcium-concordance-and-repeatability-implications-for-development-and-change-the-dallas-heart-study
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Andre R M Paixao, Ian J Neeland, Colby R Ayers, Frank Xing, Jarett D Berry, James A de Lemos, Suhny Abbara, Ronald M Peshock, Amit Khera
BACKGROUND: Development and change of coronary artery calcium (CAC) are associated with coronary heart disease. Interpretation of serial CAC measurements will require better understanding of changes in CAC beyond the variability in the test itself. METHODS: Dallas Heart Study participants (2888) with duplicate CAC scans obtained minutes apart were analyzed to determine interscan concordance and 95% confidence bounds (ie: repeatability limits) for each discrete CAC value...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729297/association-between-intracranial-atherosclerotic-calcium-burden-and-angiographic-luminal-stenosis-measurements
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H Baradaran, P Patel, G Gialdini, A Giambrone, M P Lerario, B B Navi, J K Min, C Iadecola, H Kamel, A Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Calcification of the intracranial vasculature is an independent risk factor for stroke. The relationship between luminal stenosis and calcium burden in the intracranial circulation is incompletely understood. We evaluated the relationship between atherosclerotic calcification and luminal stenosis in the intracranial ICAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a prospective stroke registry, we identified patients who had both NCCT and CTA or MRA examinations as part of a diagnostic evaluation for ischemic stroke...
July 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703899/the-coronary-artery-calcification-score-and-common-iliac-artery-calcification-score-in-non-dialysis-ckd-patients
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Sonoo Mizuiri, Yoshiko Nishizawa, Kazuomi Yamashita, Kenji Mizuno, Masahiro Ishine, Doi Shigehiro, Takao Masaki, Shigemoto Kenichiro
AIM: Many studies have validated Agatston's coronary artery calcification score (CACS) for assessing vascular calcification (VC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This study aimed to evaluate the CACS and common iliac artery calcification score (IACS) and to examine the variables related to each score. METHODS: The subjects were 145 non-dialysis CKD patients. The CACS and IACS were determined using the same thoracicoabdominal multi-detector computed tomography...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696578/does-education-modify-the-effect-of-ethnicity-in-the-expression-of-ideal-cardiovascular-health-the-baptist-health-south-florida-employee-study
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Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Ovie A Utuama, Erin D Michos, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Victor Okunrintemi, Ziyad Ben Taleb, Raed Bahelah, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Don Parris, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, Wasim Maziak, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Despite the progress made to decrease risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, disparities still exist. We examined how education and ethnicity interact to determine disparities in cardiovascular health (CVH) as defined by the American Heart Association. HYPOTHESIS: Education modifies the effect of ethnicity on CVH. METHODS: Individual CVH metrics (smoking, physical activity, body mass index, diet, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose) were defined as ideal, intermediate, or poor...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686736/higher-mineralized-bone-volume-is-associated-with-a-lower-plain-x-ray-vascular-calcification-score-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Teresa Adragao, Anibal Ferreira, Joao M Frazao, Ana Luisa Papoila, Iola Pinto, Marie-Claude Monier-Faugere, Hartmut H Malluche
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In dialysis patients, there is an increasing evidence that altered bone metabolism is associated with cardiovascular calcifications. The main objective of this study was to analyse, in hemodialysis patients, the relationships between bone turnover, mineralization and volume, evaluated in bone biopsies, with a plain X-ray vascular calcification score. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: In a cross-sectional study, bone biopsies and evaluation of vascular calcifications were performed in fifty hemodialysis patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670161/left-ventricular-functional-parameters-and-geometric-patterns-in-korean-adults-on-coronary-ct-angiography-with-a-320-detector-row-ct-scanner
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Eun-Ju Kang, Ki-Nam Lee, Won Jin Choi, Young-Dae Kim, Kyung Min Shin, Jae-Kwang Lim, Jongmin Lee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the normal reference values of left ventricle (LV) functional parameters in Korean adults on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with a 320-detector-row CT scanner, and to analyze sex-related differences and correlations with various clinical characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively enrolled 172 subjects (107 men and 65 women; age, 58 ± 10.9 years; body surface area [BSA], 1.75 ± 0.2 m(2)) who underwent CCTA without any prior history of cardiac disease...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668419/dose-reduction-techniques-in-coronary-calcium-scoring-the-effect-of-iterative-reconstruction-combined-with-low-tube-voltage-on-calcium-scores-in-a-thoracic-phantom
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Marleen Vonder, Gert Jan Pelgrim, Mathias Meyer, Thomas Henzler, Matthijs Oudkerk, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
OBJECTIVES: To define a dose-reduced coronary calcium CT protocol that provides similar calcium score values as a conventional 120kVp protocol. METHODS: A thorax phantom containing 100 calcifications was scanned with the reference protocol (120kVp, 90 ref mAs, FBP) and 30 dose-reduced protocols (70-110kVp, 90 ref mAs, FBP and iterative reconstruction (IR) levels 1-5) with 3rd generation dual-source CT. For protocols that yielded similar detectability and calcium scores as the reference protocol, additional scans were acquired at reduced ref mAs...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662835/ct-angiography-to-evaluate-coronary-artery-disease-and-revascularization-requirement-before-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Alexia Rossi, Carlo N De Cecco, Simon R O Kennon, Lu Zou, Felix G Meinel, William Toscano, Sabrina Segreto, Stephan Achenbach, Jörg Hausleiter, U Joseph Schoepf, Francesca Pugliese
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) and aortic stenosis share pathophysiological mechanisms and risk factors. We evaluated the clinical utility of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) to identify CAD and revascularization requirement in patients with severe aortic stenosis considered for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: Consecutive patients without known CAD underwent calcium scoring, CTA and invasive coronary angiography (ICA)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657113/high-burden-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Konstantin Kazankov, Kim Munk, Kristian Altern Øvrehus, Jesper Møller Jensen, Cecilie Brøckner Siggaard, Henning Grønbaek, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Population studies report increased cardiovascular mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Coronary artery disease may be a trait of end-stage liver disease, but whether it is frequent or extensive in cirrhosis in general is unknown. Thus, we aimed to assess the prevalence and extent of coronary artery disease in unselected cirrhosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using coronary computed tomography angiography, we investigated 52 patients from all Child-Pugh classes and etiologies of cirrhosis without known cardiac disease for presence and severity of coronary artery disease in a cross-sectional design...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649950/quantification-of-aortic-valve-calcification-on-contrast-enhanced-ct-of-patients-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Matthias Eberhar, Monika Mastalerz, Thomas Frauenfelder, Felix C Tanner, Francesco Maisano, Fabian Nietlispach, Burkhardt Seifert, Hatem Alkadhi, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen-Kim
AIMS: To develop a formula enabling the quantification of aortic valve calcification (AVC) on contrast-enhanced CT of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: 217 consecutive patients with severe aortic valve stenosis undergoing non-enhanced (NECT) and contrast-enhanced electrocardiography-gated CT angiography (CECT) prior to TAVI were subdivided into a training (n=145) and validation cohort (n=72). AVC was semi-automatically segmented on CECT (AVCCE)...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637586/soluble-lr11-associates-with-aortic-root-calcification-in-asymptomatic-treated-male-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Ranitha Vongpromek, Sven Bos, Gert-Jan R Ten Kate, Hideaki Bujo, Meizi Jiang, Koen Nieman, Wolfgang Schneider, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep, Adrie J M Verhoeven, Eric J G Sijbrands, Monique T Mulder
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Despite statin treatment, a high prevalence of severe vascular calcification is found in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). We assessed the relation between the circulating soluble form of low-density lipoprotein receptor relative with 11 ligand-binding repeats (sLR11), a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and vascular calcification in asymptomatic statin-treated heterozygous FH patients. METHODS: In 123 asymptomatic heterozygous FH patients (age 40-69 years), aortic root (ARC), aortic valve (AVC) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) were determined with CT-based calcium scoring expressed in Agatston units...
June 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630603/elevated-il-37-levels-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-coronary-artery-calcification
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Meng Chai, Hai-Tao Zhang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Qing-Wei Ji, Qing Yang, Yu-Yang Liu, Ying-Xin Zhao, Dong-Mei Shi, Wei Liu, Li-Xia Yang, Lin-Lin Zhang, Jing Liang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a predictor of cardiovascular events and plaque burden and is closely associated with chronic inflammation. Interleukin (IL)-37 is a newly discovered member of the IL-1 family and is considered an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Our recent study on mice indicated that IL-37 could attenuate atherosclerosis and vascular calcification, which suggests that IL-37 could be associated with the development of atherosclerosis and related diseases...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629567/ct-coronary-calcium-scoring-with-tin-filtration-using-iterative-beam-hardening-calcium-correction-reconstruction
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Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Taylor M Duguay, Moritz H Albrecht, Domenico De Santis, Akos Varga-Szemes, Virginia W Lesslie, Ullrich Ebersberger, Richard R Bayer, Christian Canstein, Ellen Hoffmann, Thomas Allmendinger, John W Nance
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of CT coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) with tin pre-filtration (Sn100kVp) using iterative beam-hardening correction (IBHC) calcium material reconstruction compared to the standard 120kVp acquisition. BACKGROUND: Third generation dual-source CT (DSCT) CACS with Sn100kVp acquisition allows significant dose reduction. However, the Sn100kVp spectrum is harder with lower contrast compared to 120kVp, resulting in lower calcium score values...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607763/in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-a-new-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-for-dose-reduction-in-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring
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Tobias Gassenmaier, Thomas Allmendinger, Andreas S Kunz, Maike Veyhl-Wichmann, Süleyman Ergün, Thorsten A Bley, Bernhard Petritsch
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring is a widespread tool for cardiac risk assessment in asymptomatic patients and accompanying possible adverse effects, i.e. radiation exposure, should be as low as reasonably achievable. PURPOSE: To evaluate a new iterative reconstruction (IR) algorithm for dose reduction of in vitro coronary artery calcium scoring at different tube currents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An anthropomorphic calcium scoring phantom was scanned in different configurations simulating slim, average-sized, and large patients...
May 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582505/subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-and-changes-in-self-reported-mobility-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Susan A Everson-Rose, Carlos F Mendes de Leon, Nicholas S Roetker, Pamela L Lutsey, Alvaro Alonso
BACKGROUND.: We examined associations of three markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) (intimal-medial thickening (IMT); coronary artery calcification (CAC); and ankle-brachial index (ABI)) with changes in self-reported walking over time. METHODS.: Data were from 6,490 MESA participants (aged 45-84 years), free of clinical CVD at baseline. Outcomes, assessed four times over 11 years, included self-reported walking pace (none to striding pace; score, 0-4), and total walking time (minutes/week)...
June 3, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579260/serum-cystatin-c-levels-are-associated-with-coronary-artery-calcification-in-women-without-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hiroyasu Sugiyama, Toru Miyoshi, Kazuhiro Osawa, Takashi Miki, Yuji Koide, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Chronic renal disease (CKD) is a determinant of coronary artery calcification (CAC), which is a predictor of cardiovascular events. However, in a population without CKD, the association between CAC and renal function is unclear. CAC is affected by sex. This study aimed to determine whether serum cystatin C, a sensitive marker of kidney function, or sex differences are associated with CAC in patients without CKD. METHODS: We evaluated 456 consecutive patients (61±13 years, 42% women) without CKD and evidence of coronary artery disease...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550355/coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-using-128-slice-dual-source-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-severe-calcification
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Suguru Sato, Yosuke Horii, Norihiko Yoshimura, Takuya Yagi, Hidefumi Aoyama
PURPOSE: To compare coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and coronary angiography (CAG) with regard to luminal graphic definition of calcified segments using 128-slice dual-source computed tomography (DSCT), specifically for patients with an Agatston score >400. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1148 consecutive patients who underwent coronary CTA using a 128-slice DSCT, 132 subjects had severe calcification with an Agatston score >400. Thirty-nine of the 132 patients who had undergone CAG within 3 months before or after coronary CTA were included...
May 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548975/factor-vii-activating-protease-sex-related-association-with-coronary-artery-calcification
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Ramshanker Ramanathan, Jørgen B Gram, Niels Peter R Sand, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Axel C P Diederichsen, Frank Vitzthum, Herbert Schwarz, Johannes J Sidelmann
: Factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) may regulate development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We evaluated sex differences in FSAP measures and examined the association between FSAP and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in a middle-aged population. Participants were randomly selected citizens aged 50 or 60 without CVD, diabetes mellitus, Marburg I polymorphism, or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). FSAP protein concentration (total FSAP), FSAP urokinase-activating capacity (FSAP GP), and FSAP GP/total FSAP (specific FSAP activity) were measured...
May 25, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528881/impact-of-calcium-score-on-agreement-between-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-invasive-coronary-angiography
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José Alberto de Agustín, José Juan Gómez de Diego, Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Patricia Mahía, José Luis Rodrigo, María Luaces, Iván Javier Núñez-Gil, Joaquín Ferreiros, Ana Bustos, Beatriz Cabeza, Miguel Ángel García-Fernández, Carlos Macaya, Leopoldo Pérez de Isla
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been demonstrated as a feasible alternative to invasive coronary angiography (ICA). However, contradictory results have been reported regarding the effect of coronary artery calcium score (CS) on the diagnostic accuracy of MDCT. Our aim was to assess the agreement of MDCT and ICA and to evaluate the influence of CS on this agreement. METHODS: We enrolled 266 consecutive patients who underwent evaluation with 64-slice MDCT and ICA...
May 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523594/the-relationship-between-coronary-artery-calcium-scores-and-left-atrium-size-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ismail Baloglu, Kultigin Turkmen, H Zeki Tonbul, N Yılmaz Selcuk
PURPOSE: Hemodialysis patients have extremely increased cardiovascular mortality. The coronary artery calcification score (CACS) in uremic patients receiving hemodialysis reflects the severity of atherosclerotic vascular disease and predicts the cardiovascular events. In cardiac conditions, left atrial (LA) size has a prognostic importance. In this study, relationship between coronary artery calcification and left atrial size was investigated. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 32 hemodialysis patients (16 females, 16 males; mean age, 52...
May 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
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