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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526033/effects-of-exenatide-on-cardiac-function-perfusion-and-energetics-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-a-randomized-controlled-trial-against-insulin-glargine
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Weena J Y Chen, Michaela Diamant, Karin de Boer, Hendrik J Harms, Lourens F H J Robbers, Albert C van Rossum, Mark H H Kramer, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Paul Knaapen
BACKGROUND: Multiple bloodglucose-lowering agents have been linked to cardiovascular events. Preliminary studies showed improvement in left ventricular (LV) function during glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist administration. Underlying mechanisms, however, are unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate myocardial perfusion and oxidative metabolism in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients with LV systolic dysfunction as compared to healthy controls. Furthermore, effects of 26-weeks of exenatide versus insulin glargine administration on cardiac function, perfusion and oxidative metabolism in T2DM patients with LV dysfunction were explored...
May 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521932/discordance-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-coronary-flow-reserve-insights-from-intracoronary-imaging-and-physiological%C3%A2-assessment
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Sung Gyun Ahn, Jon Suh, Olivia Y Hung, Hee Su Lee, Yasir H Bouchi, Wenjie Zeng, Rounak Gandhi, Parham Eshtehardi, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the epicardial and microvascular substrates associated with discordances between fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) values. BACKGROUND: Discordances between FFR and CFR remain poorly characterized. METHODS: FFR, hyperemic stenosis resistance (HSR), and intravascular ultrasound were performed as indexes of epicardial function and CFR and hyperemic microvascular resistance (HMR) as measures of microvascular function in 94 patients with moderate coronary stenosis...
May 22, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521918/what-is-the-clinical-relevance-of-the-discordance-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-coronary-flow-reserve
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EDITORIAL
Bon-Kwon Koo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514327/postoperative-assessment-of-myocardial-function-and-microcirculation-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-by-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography
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Li Jiang, Hong Yao, Zhao-Guang Liang
BACKGROUND Postoperative myocardial function and microcirculation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was assessed by myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE). MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty-nine ACS patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were detected by MCE and two-dimensional ultrasonography before and a month later after PCI respectively. Their myocardial perfusion was evaluated by myocardial contrast score (MSC) and contrast score index (CSI); cross-sectional area of microvessel (A), average myocardial microvascular impairment (β), and myocardial blood flow (MBF) were analyzed by cardiac ultrasound quantitative analysis (CUSQ), and fractional flow reserve (FFR) change was observed...
May 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513855/technical-note-system-for-evaluating-local-hypothermia-as-a-radioprotector-of-the-rectum-in-a-small-animal-model
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Brian A Hrycushko, Chenchen Bing, Cecil Futch, Michelle Wodzak, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul M Medin, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: The protective effects of induced or even accidental hypothermia on the human body are widespread with several medical uses currently under active research. In vitro experiments using human cell lines have shown hypothermia provides a radioprotective effect that becomes more pronounced at large, single-fraction doses common to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. This work describes the development of a system to evaluate local hypothermia for a radioprotive effect of the rat rectum during a large dose of radiation relevant to prostate SBRT...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506646/virtual-resting-pd-pa-from-coronary-angiography-and-blood-flow-modelling-diagnostic-performance-against-fractional-flow-reserve
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Michail I Papafaklis, Takashi Muramatsu, Yuki Ishibashi, Christos V Bourantas, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Héctor M Garcia-Garcia, Javier Escaned, Patrick W Serruys, Lampros K Michalis
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has been established as a useful diagnostic tool. The distal coronary pressure to aortic pressure (Pd/Pa) ratio at rest is a simpler physiologic index but also requires the use of the pressure wire, whereas recently proposed virtual functional indices derived from coronary imaging require complex blood flow modelling and/or are time-consuming. Our aim was to test the diagnostic performance of virtual resting Pd/Pa using routine angiographic images and a simple flow model...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504545/detection-of-hemodynamically-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis-with-ct-enhancement-ratio-a-validation-study-in-a-porcine-model
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Jun Chen, Yang Pu, Zhang Zhang, Xuefang Yu, Zhengwen Yang
OBJECTIVE: Although numerous techniques that are based on CT number analysis have been proposed, the assessment of hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenosis remains a great challenge. The purpose of this study is to validate use of the CT enhancement ratio in the detection of hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenosis in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments involving eight closed-chest swine were performed. A balloon catheter was placed into the left anterior descending coronary artery to simulate different degrees of luminal stenosis...
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500478/effect-of-stenosis-eccentricity-on-the-functionality-of-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-a-numerical-study
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Catherine Pagiatakis, Jean-Claude Tardif, Philippe L L'Allier, Rosaire Mongrain
Interventional cardiologists still rely heavily on angiography for the evaluation of coronary lesion severity, despite its poor correlation with the presence of ischemia. In order to improve the accuracy of the current diagnostic procedures, an understanding of the relative influence of geometric characteristics on the induction of ischemia is required. This idea is especially important for coronary bifurcation lesions (CBLs), whose treatment is complex and is associated with high rates of peri- and post-procedural clinical events...
May 13, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485281/influence-of-the-amount-of-myocardium-subtended-to-a-coronary-stenosis-on-the-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-implications-for-the-invasive-assessment-of-microcirculatory-function-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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Mauro Echavarría-Pinto, Tim P van de Hoef, Sukhjinder Nijjer, Nieves Gonzalo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Borja Ibañez, Sayan Sen, Ricardo Petraco, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, Ivan J Nuñez-Gil, Enrico Cerrato, Pablo Salinas, Alicia Quirós, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Justin Davies, Jan Piek, Javier Escaned
AIMS: The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) is growingly used to quantify microcirculatory function. However, in normal coronary arteries, resistance increases with the branching structure of the coronary tree, which suggest that IMR could be influenced by the amount of downstream myocardial mass (MM). We aimed to evaluate the influence of the amount of MM subtended to an intermediate stenosis on the IMR. METHODS AND RESULTS: IMR, fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve (CFR) were measured in 123 coronary arteries (102 patients) with intermediate stenosis...
May 9, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483203/correlation-between-angiographic-and-physiologic-evaluation-of-coronary-artery-narrowings-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Giuseppe Di Gioia, Roberto Scarsini, Teresa Strisciuglio, Chiara De Biase, Carlo Zivelonghi, Danilo Franco, Bernard De Bruyne, Flavio Ribichini, Emanuele Barbato
We aimed to assess the correlation between angiographic and physiologic evaluation of coronary lesions in aortic stenosis (AS) patients presenting with intermediate coronary stenoses at the angiography. From 2002 to 2010, we included 163 patients from 2 centers with both AS and coronary artery disease (CAD), matched by age and gender with 163 contemporary patients with CAD alone. With both quantitative coronary angiography and fractional flow reserve (FFR), we assessed 259 coronary stenoses in the AS + CAD group, and 256 in the CAD alone group...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477781/expert-review-on-the-prognostic-role-of-echocardiography-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Maria Prastaro, Elisabetta Pirozzi, Nicola Gaibazzi, Stefania Paolillo, Ciro Santoro, Gianluigi Savarese, Maria Angela Losi, Giovanni Esposito, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Bruno Trimarco, Maurizio Galderisi
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, placing a major economic and resource burden on public health systems. During hospitalization, all AMI patients should be evaluated with transthoracic echocardiography, a noninvasive, low-cost, and easily available bedside imaging tool that allows the detection of myocardial walls involved in the ischemic process, damage extent, functional consequences, and mechanical complications. Moreover, and more importantly, transthoracic echocardiography can provide information on short- and long-term outcomes after AMI...
May 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475383/fractional-flow-reserve-in-2017-current-data-and-everyday-practice
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J J Coughlan, Colin MacDonnell, Samer Arnous, Thomas J Kiernan
Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) is an objective physiological index utilized in coronary angiography. It expresses the blood flow in the presence of a coronary artery stenosis as a fraction of the normal blood flow and gives information regarding the functional significance of the lesion. FFR guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been shown to be superior to angiography guided PCI in several trials and registries. In addition, it appears that the use of FFR may also be preferable from an economic perspective...
May 5, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474352/airway-basophils-are-increased-and-activated-in-eosinophilic-asthma
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Yoshihiro Suzuki, Keiko Wakahara, Tomoko Nishio, Satoru Ito, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: The impact of basophils on asthma pathogenesis remains largely unexplored, particularly in humans. Here, we evaluated the frequencies and activation status of basophils in the sputum of adult asthmatic patients and related our findings to other parameters of eosinophilic airway inflammation. METHODS: We enrolled 44 adult asthmatic patients who were being treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Analysis of the induced sputum, exhaled nitric oxide fraction (FeNO) measurement, and Asthma Control Test (ACT) were carried out together with standard blood and pulmonary function tests...
May 5, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470563/effects-of-qishen-yiqi-dripping-pills-in-reducing-myocardial-injury-and-preserving-microvascular-function-in-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-pilot-randomized-study
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Gui-Xin He, Jun Xie, Hao Jiang, Wei Tan, Biao Xu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of treatment with Qishen Yiqi Dripping Pills (, QSYQ) on myocardial injury and myocardial microvascular function in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Eighty patients undergoing elective PCI were randomly assigned to QSYQ and control groups. The QSYQ group received QSYQ at a dosage of 0.5 g 3 times daily (3-7 days before PCI and then daily for 1 month) and regular medication, which comprised of aspirin, clopidogrel, statin, β-blocker, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker in the absence of contradiction...
May 3, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456701/should-fractional-flow-reserve-be-measured-after-stent-deployment-routinely-ever
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EDITORIAL
Steven P Sedlis, Jeffrey D Lorin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456699/cutoff-value-and-long-term-prediction-of%C3%A2-clinical-events-by-ffr-measured-immediately-after-implantation-of-a-drug-eluting-stent-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-1-to-3-year-results-from-the-dkcrush-vii-registry-study
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Sui-Ji Li, Zhen Ge, Jing Kan, Jun-Jie Zhang, Fei Ye, Tak W Kwan, Teguh Santoso, Song Yang, Imad Sheiban, Xue-Song Qian, Nai-Liang Tian, Tanveer S Rab, Ling Tao, Shao-Liang Chen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the cutoff of post-drug-eluting stent (DES) fractional flow reserve (FFR) for prediction of 1- to 3-year target vessel failure (TVF). BACKGROUND: FFR immediately after a DES implantation correlates with clinical events. However, the cutoff of post-DES FFR for predicting long-term clinical events remains understudied. METHODS: Between May 2012 and September 2013, a total of 1,476 patients who had FFR <0...
April 22, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456134/improvement-in-baroreflex-control-of-renal-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-obese-sprague-dawley-rats-following-immunosuppression
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Safia Akhtar Khan, Munavvar Zubaid Abdul Sattar, Nor Azizan Abdullah, Hassaan Anwer Rathore, Ashfaq Ahmad, Mohammed Hadi Abdulla, Edward James Johns
AIM: This investigation explored the hypothesis that in obesity an inflammatory response in the kidney contributed to a renal nerve-dependent blunting of the baroreflex regulation of renal sympathetic nerve activity. METHODS: Rats received a normal (12%Kcal) or high-fat (45%Kcal) diet for 8 weeks plus daily injections of vehicle (0.9% NaCl i.p) or tacrolimus (0.25mg kg(-1) day(-1) i.p) from weeks 3-8. Following anaesthesia, left renal sympathetic nerve activity was recorded, baroreflex gain curves were generated, by infusing phenylephrine and sodium nitroprusside, and cardiopulmonary baroreceptors challenged by infusing a saline load...
April 29, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454829/design-and-rationale-of-the-compare-acute-trial-fractional-flow-reserve-guided-primary-multivessel-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-to-improve-guideline-indexed-actual-standard-of-care-for-treatment-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-multivessel
#18
Pieter C Smits, Amira Assaf, Gert Richardt, Elmir Omerovic, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Franz-Joseph Neumann
What the best strategy is for nonculprit lesions in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients presenting with multivessel disease remains a clinical dilemma. Based on recent clinical studies suggesting that complete revascularization in the acute phase is beneficial, the European Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines have been recently changed from class 3 discouragement to a class 2B recommendation concerning the treatment of the nonculprit lesions in the acute index procedure...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454806/assessing-micro-vascular-resistances-via-imr-to-predict-outcome-in-stemi-patients-with-multivessel-disease-undergoing-primary-pci-amicro-rationale-and-design-of-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Massimo Fineschi, Edoardo Verna, Giuseppe Mezzapelle, Davide Bartolini, Giovanni Turiano, Antonio Manari, Katia Lucarelli, Lucia Uguccioni, Alessandra Repetto, Giuseppe Tarantini
BACKGROUND: In STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PPCI) the evaluation of coronary microcirculatory resistance index (IMR) predict the extent of microvascular damage and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. However, the impact of IMR on the clinical outcome after PPCI in patients with multivessel disease (MVD) remains unsettled. AIM: We designed a prospective multicenter controlled clinical trial to evaluate the prognostic value of IMR in terms of clinical outcome and left ventricular remodeling in STEMI patients with MVD undergoing PPCI...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454795/rationale-and-design-of-the-japan-usa-harmonized-assessment-by-randomized-multicenter-study-of-orbusneich-s-combo-stent-japan-usa-harmonee-assessment-of-a-novel-des-platform-for-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-ischemic-coronary-disease
#20
David F Kong, Shigeru Saito, Shigeru Nakamura, Roxana Mehran, Stephen M Rowland, Allison Handler, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Mitchell W Krucoff
Tissue trauma associated with stent implantation continues to generate early thrombosis rates of 0.9% to 1.3% for both bare-metal and drug-eluting stent platforms. The Combo sirolimus-eluting stent combines an abluminal, bioabsorbable polymer with a luminal CD34+ antibody designed to capture endothelial progenitor cells. This article describes the design and methods of the HARMONEE trial (NCT02073565), which represents the first randomized controlled trial of the Combo design against a best-in-class contemporary everolimus-eluting stent...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
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