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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412421/change-in-carotid-plaque-components-a-4-year-follow-up-study-with-serial-mr-imaging
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Laura Pletsch-Borba, Mariana Selwaness, Aad van der Lugt, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine how carotid plaque components (e.g., intraplaque hemorrhage [IPH], calcification, lipid core) change over time and which cardiovascular risk factors are associated with the development of each component. BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerotic plaque components are important markers of plaque vulnerability. How these components change and which factors lead to the development and changes in the components remain unclear...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388659/identification-of-neovascularization-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-to-detect-unstable-carotid-stenosis
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Charlotte Schmidt, Thomas Fischer, Ralph-Ingo Rückert, Timm Oberwahrenbrock, Lutz Harms, Golo Kronenberg, Hagen Kunte
BACKGROUND: Plaque neovascularization accompanies local inflammation and critically contributes to plaque instability. Correct identification of intraplaque neovascularization by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may provide an additional risk marker in carotid stenosis. This pilot study investigates the correlation between histological evaluation of carotid plaque specimens and pre-surgery CEUS to identify neovascularization. METHODS: 17 patients with high-grade internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386172/angiotensin-ii-accelerated-vulnerability-of-carotid-plaque-in-a-cholesterol-fed-rabbit-model-assessed-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparing-to-histopathology
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Beibei Sun, Huilin Zhao, Xiao Li, Hong Yao, Xiaosheng Liu, Qing Lu, Jieqing Wan, Jianrong Xu
This study sought to reveal the effect of angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced atherosclerotic vulnerability in rabbits and to determine whether in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can determine the effect of Ang II on atherosclerotic development over time. In total, 24 elderly male New Zealand white rabbits underwent an intravascular balloon injury in the left common carotid artery (LCCA) and were subsequently fed a high cholesterol diet for 12 weeks. At 8 weeks, rabbits were randomly assigned to receive either Ang II (1...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367862/asymptomatic-plaques-of-lower-peripheral-arteries-and-their-association-with-cardiovascular-disease-an-autopsy-study
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Eriko Nakamura, Yuichiro Sato, Takashi Iwakiri, Atsushi Yamashita, Sayaka Moriguchi-Goto, Kazunari Maekawa, Toshihiro Gi, Yujiro Asada
AIM: Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a high prevalence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; however, majority of patients with PAD are asymptomatic. This study aimed to histologically evaluate whether asymptomatic, lower extremity artery plaques are associated with systemic atherosclerosis and the onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events using autopsy cases. METHODS: We histologically investigated the atherosclerotic plaques of the common iliac, common carotid, coronary, and renal arteries from 121 autopsy cases without symptoms of PAD (mean age:67...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360913/lectin-pathway-of-complement-activation-is-associated-with-vulnerability-of-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Stefano Fumagalli, Carlo Perego, Rosalia Zangari, Daiana De Blasio, Marco Oggioni, Francesca De Nigris, Francesco Snider, Peter Garred, Angela M R Ferrante, Maria-Grazia De Simoni
Inflammatory mechanisms may be involved in atherosclerotic plaque rupture. By using a novel histology-based method to quantify plaque instability here, we assess whether lectin pathway (LP) of complement activation, a major inflammation arm, could represent an index of plaque instability. Plaques from 42 consecutive patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and the lipid core, cholesterol clefts, hemorrhagic content, thickness of tunica media, and intima, including or not infiltration of cellular debris and cholesterol, were determined...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292865/more-to-atherosclerosis-than-stenosis-symptomatic-carotid-artery-with-intraplaque-hemorrhage
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Samhitha Rai, David E Thaler, Payam Salehi, Neel Madan, Lester Y Leung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279371/carotid-plaque-lipid-content-and-fibrous-cap-status-predict-systemic-cv-outcomes-the-mri-substudy-in-aim-high
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Jie Sun, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Niranjan Balu, Moni B Neradilek, Daniel A Isquith, Kiyofumi Yamada, Gádor Cantón, John R Crouse, Todd J Anderson, John Huston, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel S Hippe, Nayak L Polissar, Chun Yuan, Thomas S Hatsukami
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether and what carotid plaque characteristics predict systemic cardiovascular outcomes in patients with clinically established atherosclerotic disease. BACKGROUND: Advancements in atherosclerosis imaging have allowed assessment of various plaque characteristics, some of which are more directly linked to the pathogenesis of acute cardiovascular events compared to plaque burden. METHODS: As part of the event-driven clinical trial AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes), subjects with clinically established atherosclerotic disease underwent multicontrast carotid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect plaque tissue composition and high-risk features...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259890/carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage-a-biomarker-for-subsequent-ischemic-cerebrovascular-event
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Zhongzhao Teng, Adam J Brown, Jonathan H Gillard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259876/asymptomatic-carotid-t1-high-intense-plaque-as-a-risk-factor-for-a-subsequent-cerebrovascular-ischemic-event
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Yoshitaka Kurosaki, Kazumichi Yoshida, Hitoshi Fukuda, Akira Handa, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Intraplaque hemorrhage, detected as a high-signal intensity on carotid MRI, is also strongly associated with ischemic events in symptomatic patients. However, in asymptomatic patients, the relationship of the T1-high intense plaque and the subsequent stroke is not clear. The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that asymptomatic carotid T1-high intense plaque is a risk factor for a subsequent cerebrovascular ischemic event. METHODS: Of the 1,353 consecutive patients, who underwent head and carotid MRI as part of their annual medical check-up, the imaging quality of 13 was poor and 150 did not present for follow-up examination, thus leaving 1,190 subjects for evaluation...
March 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178412/carotid-wall-imaging-with-routine-brain-mri-to-facilitate-early-detection-of-carotid-plaque-and-intraplaque-hemorrhage
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Hyo Sung Kwak, Hye Jin Yang, Seung Bae Hwang, Gyung Ho Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165646/simultaneous-noncontrast-angiography-and-intraplaque-hemorrhage-snap-imaging-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-mr-angiography-for-measuring-carotid-stenosis
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Hongge Shu, Jie Sun, Thomas S Hatsukami, Niranjan Balu, Daniel S Hippe, Haining Liu, Ted R Kohler, Wenzhen Zhu, Chun Yuan
PURPOSE: To evaluate in a proof-of-concept study the feasibility of Simultaneous Noncontrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) imaging as a clinical magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) technique for measuring carotid stenosis. There is a growing interest in detecting intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) during the clinical management of carotid disease, yet luminal stenosis has remained indispensable during clinical decision-making. SNAP imaging has been proposed as a novel IPH imaging technique that provides carotid MRA with no added scan time...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110259/ipsilateral-plaques-display-higher-t1-signals-than-contralateral-plaques-in-recently-symptomatic-patients-with-bilateral-carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage
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Xianling Wang, Jie Sun, Xihai Zhao, Daniel S Hippe, Thomas S Hatsukami, Jin Liu, Rui Li, Gador Canton, Yan Song, Chun Yuan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prospective studies have shown a strong association between carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH), detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cerebrovascular ischemic events. However, IPH is also observed in a substantial number of asymptomatic patients. We hypothesized that there are differences in the characteristics of IPH+ plaques associated with recent symptoms, compared to IPH+ plaques not associated with recent symptoms. METHODS: Patients with recent (≤2 weeks) anterior circulation ischemic events were scanned using a standardized multisequence protocol...
February 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078914/appropriate-patient-selection-for-carotid-revascularization-procedures-is-urgently-needed
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Kosmas I Paraskevas, Frank J Veith, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Christos D Liapis
The identification/selection of appropriate patient subgroups with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and the performance of prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA)/carotid artery stenting (CAS) exclusively on these asymptomatic patient subgroups is currently one of the "hottest" topics in vascular surgery. It is now clear that offering CEA/CAS to asymptomatic carotid patients based only on the degree of carotid stenosis is unjustified and scientifically flawed. On the other hand, offering only best medical therapy to every asymptomatic patient, irrespective of certain high-risk criteria (such as the detection of microemboli by transcranial Doppler, intraplaque hemorrhage, silent embolic infarcts on brain computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, elevated biomarkers, family history), is equally wrong...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071288/vulnerable-carotid-plaque-imaging-and-histopathology-without-a-dedicated-mri-receiver-coil
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Laura A Fitzpatrick, Nadav Berkovitz, Marlise P Dos Santos, Nevin Majeed, Rafael Glikstein, Santanu Chakraborty, John P Veinot, Grant Stotts, Alain Berthiaume, Robert Chatelain
Stroke is associated with vulnerable carotid artery plaques showing specific histopathologic features, namely a lipid-rich necrotic core, intraplaque hemorrhage, ulceration, and thin fibrous cap. While ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) can identify carotid plaques and determine the extent of stenosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides further information regarding plaque composition and morphology. In this feasibility study, three patients with symptomatic, moderately stenosed plaques were imaged with CT angiography (CTA) and MRI (3T and 1...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008447/toward-the-detection-of-intraplaque-hemorrhage-in-carotid-artery-lesions-using-photoacoustic-imaging
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Mustafa Umit Arabul, Maarten Heres, Marcel C M Rutten, Marc R van Sambeek, Frans N van de Vosse, Richard G P Lopata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908279/co-existing-intracranial-and-extracranial-carotid-artery-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-recurrent-stroke-risk-a-three-dimensional-multicontrast-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Yilan Xu, Chun Yuan, Zechen Zhou, Le He, Donghua Mi, Rui Li, Yuanyuan Cui, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Gaifen Liu, Zhuozhao Zheng, Xihai Zhao
BACKGROUND: As a systemic disease, atherosclerosis commonly affects intracranial and extracranial carotid arteries simultaneously which is defined as co-existing plaques. Previous studies demonstrated that co-existing atherosclerotic diseases are significantly associated with ischemic cerebrovascular events. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of co-existing intracranial and extracranial carotid atherosclerotic plaques and their relationships with recurrent stroke by using 3D multi-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) vessel wall imaging...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806835/determinants-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-in-a-stroke-free-population
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Mariana Selwaness, Reinhard Hameeteman, Ronald Van 't Klooster, Quirijn Van den Bouwhuijsen, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Wiro J Niessen, Stefan Klein, Meike W Vernooij, Aad Van der Lugt, Jolanda J Wentzel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In a large stroke-free population, we sought to identify cardiovascular risk factors and carotid plaque components associated with carotid plaque burden, lumen volume and stenosis. METHODS: The carotid arteries of 1562 stroke-free participants from The Rotterdam Study were imaged on a 1.5-Tesla MRI scanner. Inner and outer wall of the carotid arteries were automatically segmented and lumen volume (mm(3)), wall volume (outer wall-inner wall) and plaque burden (wall volume/outer wall volume) (%) were quantified...
December 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718372/carotid-plaque-fissure-an-underestimated-source-of-intraplaque-hemorrhage
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Mat J Daemen, Marina S Ferguson, Frank J Gijsen, Daniel S Hippe, M Eline Kooi, Kevin Demarco, Allard C van der Wal, Chun Yuan, Thomas S Hatsukami
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Plaque fissuring, a phenomenon morphologically distinct from the classical rupture of a thinned fibrous cap, has not been well characterized in carotid atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of plaque fissures in advanced carotid plaques with an otherwise intact luminal surface, and to determine whether they might be a source of intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH). METHODS: We evaluated 244 surgically intact, 'en bloc' embedded, serially sectioned carotid endarterectomy specimens and included only those plaques with a grossly intact luminal surface...
November 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556726/comparison-study-between-multicontrast-atherosclerosis-characterization-match-and-conventional-multicontrast-mri-of-carotid-plaque-with-histology-validation
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Yuanyuan Dai, Peng Lv, Jiang Lin, Rongkui Luo, Hao Liu, Aihua Ji, Hui Liu, Caixia Fu
PURPOSE: To compare Multicontrast ATherosclerosis Characterization (MATCH) with conventional multicontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the characterization and quantification of carotid plaque components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-three consecutive patients underwent carotid plaque 3.0T MRI including conventional multicontrast sequences and MATCH, with 13 of them having carotid endarterectomy for histology validation. The detection of major plaque components including lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC), loose matrix (LM), intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH), and calcification (CA) and measurement of lumen area, outer wall area, normalized wall index (NWI), and plaque components areas were compared between the two protocols...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544892/targeted-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of%C3%A2-atherosclerosis-clinical-and-intracoronary-evaluation-of-indocyanine-green
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Johan W Verjans, Eric A Osborn, Giovanni J Ughi, Marcella A Calfon Press, Ehsan Hamidi, Antonios P Antoniadis, Michail I Papafaklis, Mark F Conrad, Peter Libby, Peter H Stone, Richard P Cambria, Guillermo J Tearney, Farouc A Jaffer
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether indocyanine green (ICG)-enhanced near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging can illuminate high-risk histologic plaque features of human carotid atherosclerosis, and in coronary atheroma of living swine, using intravascular NIRF-optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. BACKGROUND: New translatable imaging approaches are needed to identify high-risk biological signatures of atheroma. ICG is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved NIRF imaging agent that experimentally targets plaque macrophages and lipid in areas of enhanced endothelial permeability...
September 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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