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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648938/novel-assessment-tool-for-coronary-artery-disease-severity-during-screening-mammography
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Dušan Ružičić, Milan Dobrić, Mira Vuković, Dragan Hrnčić, Slavica Đorđević, Milijana Ružičić, Srđan Aleksandrić, Ana Đorđević-Dikić, Branko Beleslin
Breast arterial calcifications (BACs) are common findings on mammography which are associated with an increased risk of the coronary artery disease (CAD). Our aim in the current study was to design measurement instruments of CAD prediction, with or without BACs, and its discriminatory validity in the diagnosis of CAD (expressed by Syntax score) in women. This was observational, prospective study in the women cohort which underwent mammography and angiography. In this study we have demonstrated that the total 'The Breast Arterial Calcification and Coronary Artery Disease Scale' (BACCADS) was good additional diagnostic tool for detection of patients with severe CAD...
April 12, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626320/uric-acid-levels-are-associated-with-endothelial-dysfunction-and-severity-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-during-a-first-episode-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Mélanie Gaubert, Marion Marlinge, Marine Alessandrini, Marc Laine, Laurent Bonello, Julien Fromonot, Jennifer Cautela, Franck Thuny, Jeremie Barraud, Giovanna Mottola, Pascal Rossi, Emmanuel Fenouillet, Jean Ruf, Régis Guieu, Franck Paganelli
The role of serum uric acid in coronary artery disease has been extensively investigated. It was suggested that serum uric acid level (SUA) is an independent predictor of endothelial dysfunction and related to coronary artery lesions. However, the relationship between SUA and severity of coronary atherosclerosis evaluated via endothelial dysfunction using peripheral arterial tone (PAT) and the reactive hyperhemia index (RHI) has not been investigated during a first episode of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of our study was to address this point...
April 6, 2018: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622964/correlation-of-corrected-qt-dispersion-with-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-detected-by-syntax-score-in-non-diabetic-patients-with-stemi
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Hatem Helmy, Ahmed Abdel-Galeel, Yehia Taha Kishk, Khaled Mohammed Sleem
Introduction: Determination of the QT interval dispersion by means of a standard ECG at rest has been widely used for cardiovascular risk assessment during the last 15 years as one of the recent explanations for the development of life threatening ventricular arrhythmias. However, little is known about the relation between QT dispersion and the severity of coronary artery atherosclerosis as defined by SYNTAX score. Aim of work: The present study was done to assess the correlation between QTc dispersion and the severity of coronary artery disease in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) detected by SYNTAX score...
June 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621802/classification-accuracy-of-teacher-ratings-when-screening-nonmainstream-english-speaking-kindergartners-for-language-impairment-in-the-rural-south
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Kyomi D Gregory, Janna B Oetting
Purpose: We compared teacher ratings as measured by the Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy (TROLL; Dickinson, McCabe, & Sprague, 2001, 2003) and Children's Communication Checklist-Second Edition (CCC-2; Bishop, 2006) to 2 established screeners, the Part II of the Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation-Screening Test (DELV-ST-II; Seymour, Roeper, & de Villiers, 2003) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills-Next (DIBELS; Good, Gruba, & Kaminski, 2009), and then examined whether teacher ratings alone or when combined with the DELV-ST-II or DIBELS accurately classify nonmainstream English-speaking kindergartners by their clinical status...
April 5, 2018: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598917/risk-factors-for-three-vessel-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-of-northwest-mexico
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Cuitlahuac Arroyo-Rodríguez, Olga Rosa Brito-Zurita, Santiago Sandoval-Navarrete, Rogelio Solis-Vásquez, José Manuel Ornelas-Aguirre, Celestino Olea-Hernández, César Vásquez-Serna, Amanda Marcela Castelan-Ojeda
INTRODUCTION: Three-vessel coronary artery disease is an advanced manifestation of atherosclerosis, with high prevalence in Mexico. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe coronary risk factors in a group of patients with three-vessel coronary artery disease in Northwest Mexico. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted on a population with three-vessel coronary artery disease from May 2015 to February 2016. The disease was defined when ≥70% stenosis was present in each major epicardial coronary artery...
March 26, 2018: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588736/unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-management-in-the-post-noble-and-excel-era
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Nyal Borges, Samir R Kapadia, Stephen G Ellis
The optimal management of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease is currently a debated topic. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has seen an increased adoption for the management of ULMCA disease after numerous small-scale randomised trials and cohort studies showed equipoise with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for low complexity lesions. The recently published NOBLE and EXCEL trials are two of the largest international randomised clinical trials comparing PCI and CABG in patients with ULMCA disease...
September 2017: Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572680/syntax-score-and-outcomes-of-coronary-revascularization-in-diabetic-patients
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REVIEW
Amartya Kundu, Partha Sardar, Kevin O'Day, Saurav Chatterjee, Theophilus Owan, J Dawn Abbott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the dynamic relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and coronary artery disease (CAD) with respect to different revascularization strategies and how angiographic tools such as the Synergy between PCI with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score can supplement clinical decision-making. RECENT FINDINGS: The SYNTAX score characterizes the anatomical extent of CAD in terms of the number of lesions, functional importance, and complexity...
March 23, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565502/correlation-between-coronary-artery-lesion-quantitative-score-and-osahs-and-relative-risk-factors
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T Zhang, C Zhang, R-X Chen, B Shao, G-A Liu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) with coronary artery lesion quantitative score Syntax Score (SX score) and risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 115 patients with OSAHS admitted to the Department of Cardiology in our hospital from January 2011 to June 2015 were selected. Philips Respironics Alice 5 Polysomnography was used for sleep monitoring...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563016/impact-of-incomplete-revascularization-on-long-term-outcomes-following-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Luciano Candilio, Soledad Ojeda, Joseph Dens, Alessio La Manna, Susanna Benincasa, Barbara Bellini, Francisco Hidalgo, Jorge Chavarría, Joren Maeremans, Giacomo Gravina, Eligio Miccichè, Guido D'Agosta, Giuseppe Venuti, Corrado Tamburino, Manuel Pan, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo
We aimed to evaluate the impact of incomplete revascularization (ICR) on long-term outcomes of patients undergoing chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Consecutive patients undergoing CTO PCI at 4 centers were included. Baseline SYNTAX score (bSS: low [≤ 22], intermediate [>22 and <33], high [≥33]), residual SYNTAX score (rSS: 0, >0 and ≤8, >8), and SYNTAX revascularization index (SRI: 100 × (bSS-rSS)/bSS: 100%, 50% to 99%, <50%) were calculated. The primary end point was major adverse cardiac events (MACEs; cardiac death, any myocardial infarction, any revascularization) on follow-up...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561732/the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-was-not-associated-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-series-of-264-non-diabetic-patients-who-underwent-coronary-angiography
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Taraneh Faghihi Langroudi, Habib Haybar, Saeed Alipour Parsa, Mohamad Mahjoorian, Isa Khaheshi, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: It is now suggested an association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the occurrence of coronary artery disease even in non-diabetic patients. We will determine the rate of NAFLD and its main determinants in non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was accomplished on 264 patients who were candidates for coronary angiography during the year 2016. Coronary angiography has been done to depict the presence or absence of coronary involvement, and the severity of coronary artery disease by determining the number of vessels involved and also the SYNTAX score...
March 19, 2018: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554237/real-life-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-who-undergo-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-data-from-the-prospective-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-disease-multicad-israeli-registry
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Eilon Ram, Ilan Goldenberg, Yigal Kassif, Amit Segev, Jacob Lavee, Michal Einhorn-Cohen, Ehud Raanani
OBJECTIVES: Left main coronary artery involvement in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease provides a poor prognosis. Although the main strategy for revascularization is by coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is being used with increased frequency. METHODS: This prospective, 3-year follow-up study included 1063 consecutive patients with multivessel coronary artery disease enrolled between January and April 2013 from all 22 hospitals in Israel that perform coronary angiography and PCI...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542281/proximal-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-stenosis-should-be-considered-when-using-the-prognostic-value-of-the-residual-syntax-score-data-from-10343-consecutive-patients-with-long-term-follow-up-in-the-real-world
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Guofeng Gao, Lei Feng, Dong Zhang, Chenxi Song, Chenggang Zhu, Weihua Song, Yanyan Zhao, Bo Xu, Dong Yin, Kefei Dou
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic significance of the residual SYNTAX score (rSS) in a large-scale cohort of consecutive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients and to analyze whether residual proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (pLAD) lesions affect the prognosis of patients with same or similar rSS levels. BACKGROUND: The rSS, measured after PCI, has been assessed as an independent predictor of long-term clinical outcome and a tool for quantification of incomplete revascularization, and still needs to be validated in various PCI populations...
February 15, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541904/comparison-of-syntax-score-ii-efficacy-with-syntax-score-and-timi-risk-score-for-predicting-in-hospital-and-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Yavuz Karabağ, Metin Çağdaş, Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Süleyman Karakoyun, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Mahmut Yesin, Mesut Öterkus, Tayyar Gokdeniz, Cengiz Burak, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa
SYNTAX score II (SS-II) has a powerful prognostic accuracy in patients with stable complex coronary artery disease who have undergone revascularization; however, there is limited data regarding the prognosis of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of this study is to examine both the predictive performance of SS-II in determining in-hospital and long term mortality of STEMI patients and to compare SYNTAX score (SS) and TIMI risk score (TRS). Consecutive 1912 STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) retrospectively reviewed, and the remaining 1708 patients constituted the study population after exclusion...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537372/syntax-score-in-relation-to-intravascular-ultrasound-and-near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-the-assessment-of-atherosclerotic-burden-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Maxime M Vroegindewey, Anne-Sophie Schuurman, Isabella Kardys, Sharda S Anroedh, Rohit M Oemrawsingh, Jurgen Ligthart, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Robert-Jan M van Geuns, Evelyn Regar, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Patrick W Serruys, Eric Boersma, Martijn Akkerhuis
AIMS: To examine the relationship between the anatomical SYNTAX score (SXscore), derived from all three coronary arteries, and coronary wall pathology measured by radiofrequency-intravascular ultrasound (RF-IVUS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in a single non-culprit segment. METHODS AND RESULTS: In referred for coronary angiography (N=88) or PCI (N=592) for stable angina or acute coronary syndrome, the SYNTAX score calculator (www.syntaxscore.com) was used to determine SXscore before PCI, if applicable...
March 13, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520699/indication-and-short-term-clinical-outcomes-of-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-microaxial-impella%C3%A2-pump-results-from-the-german-impella%C3%A2-registry
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Stefan Baumann, Nikos Werner, Karim Ibrahim, Ralf Westenfeld, Fadi Al-Rashid, Jan-Malte Sinning, Dirk Westermann, Andreas Schäfer, Konstantinos Karatolios, Timm Bauer, Tobias Becher, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an alternative strategy to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with high perioperative risk. The microaxial Impella® pump (Abiomed, Danvers, MA, USA), used as prophylactic and temporary support, is currently the most common device for "protected high-risk PCI" to ensure hemodynamic stability during complex coronary intervention. METHODS: The study is an observational, retrospective multi-center registry...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519729/lowering-risk-score-profile-during-pci-in-multiple-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-low-adverse-events-the-eraci-risk-score
#16
REVIEW
Alfredo E Rodriguez, Carlos Fernandez-Pereira, Juan Mieres, Hernan Pavlovsky, Juan Del Pozo, Alfredo M Rodriguez-Granillo, David Antoniucci
In recent years angiographic risk scores have been introduced in clinical practice to stratify different levels of risk after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). The SYNTAX score included all intermediate lesions in vessels ≥1.5 mm, consequently, multiple stent implantation was required. Four years ago, we built a new angiographic score in order to guide PCI strategy avoiding stent deployment both in intermediate stenosis as in small vessels, therefore these were not scored (ERACI risk score). The purpose of this mini review is to validate the strategy of PCI guided by this scoring, taking into account long term follow up outcomes of two observational and prospective registries where this policy was used...
February 13, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517516/hybrid-coronary-revascularization-versus-percutaneous-strategies-in-left-main-stenosis-a-propensity-match-study
#17
Alberto Repossini, Lorenzo Di Bacco, Fabrizio Rosati, Maurizio Tespili, Antonio Saino, Alfonso Ielasi, Claudio Muneretto
AIMS: Hybrid revascularization (HCR) has been recently proposed as an alternative strategy in multivessel coronary disease, particularly in patients with high SYNTAX scores and risk scores. The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of HCR versus percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) drug-eluting stenting in left main treatment. METHODS: A series of 198 consecutive patients with left main stenosis have been treated. HCR, was performed in 77 patients (G1) whereas 121 patients (G2) received PCI on left main...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506713/relationship-between-syntax-score-and-prognostic-localization-of-coronary-artery-lesions-with-conventional-risk-factors-plasma-profile-markers-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-capp-study-2
#18
Alberto Cappelletti, Domenico Astore, Cosmo Godino, Barbara Bellini, Valeria Magni, Monica Mazzavillani, Matteo Pagnesi, Eustachio Agricola, Roberto Chiesa, Antonio Colombo, Alberto Margonato
BACKGROUND: Data concerning the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors, plasmatic markers, carotid disease and extent of coronary lesions are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of cardiovascular risk factors, plasmatic levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen, lipoprotein(a), and carotid plaque extension in predicting the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We analyzed 574 subjects undergoing first coronary angiography...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502793/a-meta-analysis-comparing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-unprotected-left-main-disease
#19
Vamsi Kodumuri, Senthil Balasubramanian, Aviral Vij, Sisir Siddamsetti, Ankur Sethi, Rommy Khalafallah, Sandeep Khosla
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the preferred revascularization strategy for unprotected left main disease (UPLMD). Multiple small-scale trials and registry data showed that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) is a noninferior strategy with a Class IIa American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association recommendation in patients with high surgical risk and favorable anatomy. However, 2 recent large-scale randomized trials showed conflicting evidence. We conducted a meta-analysis of the existing data to compare outcomes of PCI with DES versus CABG for UPLMD...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486998/age-at-menopause-extent-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-outcome-among-postmenopausal-women-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Stefano Savonitto, Nuccia Morici, Nicoletta Franco, Leonardo Misuraca, Laura Lenatti, Luca A Ferri, Emilia Lo Jacono, Chiara Leuzzi, Elena Corrada, Tiziana C Aranzulla, Angelo Cagnacci, Delia Colombo, Carlo La Vecchia, Francesco Prati
BACKGROUND: Early menopause has been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, but prospective studies investigating outcomes of postmenopausal women with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in relation to menopausal age are lacking. METHODS: We analyzed the 1-year outcome of 373 women with acute myocardial infarction enrolled in the Ladies ACS study. All patients underwent coronary angiography, with corelab analysis. Menopause questionnaires were administered during admission...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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