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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925931/gut-microbiota-dependent-trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-serum-biomarkers-in-patients-with-t2dm-and-advanced-ckd
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Mohammed A I Al-Obaide, Ruchi Singh, Palika Datta, Kathy A Rewers-Felkins, Maria V Salguero, Ibtisam Al-Obaidi, Kameswara Rao Kottapalli, Tetyana L Vasylyeva
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a product of dietary, gut microbiome, and tissues metabolism. Elevated blood TMAO levels are associated with heart attack, stroke and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of our study was to investigate the gut microbiota associated with trimethylamine (TMA) production, the precursor of TMAO, and the serum levels of TMAO and inflammatory biomarkers associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and CKD. Twenty adults with T2DM and advanced CKD and 20 healthy adults participated in the study...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882235/efficacy-and-safety-of-ticagrelor-over%C3%A2-time-in-patients-with-prior-mi-in%C3%A2-pegasus-timi-54
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Marc P Bonaca, Robert F Storey, Pierre Theroux, P Gabriel Steg, Deepak L Bhatt, Marc C Cohen, KyungAh Im, Sabina A Murphy, Giulia Magnani, Ton Oude Ophuis, Mikhail Rudah, Alexander Parkhomenko, Daniel Isaza, Gabriel Kamensky, Assen Goudev, Gilles Montalescot, Eva C Jensen, Per Johanson, Eugene Braunwald, Marc S Sabatine
BACKGROUND: Ticagrelor reduces ischemic risk in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI). It remains unclear whether ischemic risk and the benefits of prolonged P2Y12 inhibition in this population remain consistent over time. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to investigate the pattern of ischemic risk over time and whether the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor were similar early and late after randomization. METHODS: The PEGASUS-TIMI (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) 54 trial randomized patients with prior MI (median 1...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875984/multiscale-technologies-for-treatment-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Morteza Mahmoudi, Mikyung Yu, Vahid Serpooshan, Joseph C Wu, Robert Langer, Richard T Lee, Jeffrey M Karp, Omid C Farokhzad
The adult mammalian heart possesses only limited capacity for innate regeneration and the response to severe injury is dominated by the formation of scar tissue. Current therapy to replace damaged cardiac tissue is limited to cardiac transplantation and thus many patients suffer progressive decay in the heart's pumping capacity to the point of heart failure. Nanostructured systems have the potential to revolutionize both preventive and therapeutic approaches for treating cardiovascular disease. Here, we outline recent advancements in nanotechnology that could be exploited to overcome the major obstacles in the prevention of and therapy for heart disease...
September 6, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866631/association-of-gender-specific-risk-factors-in-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-diseases-an-nhanes-based-cross-sectional-study
#4
Xiu-E Zhang, Bei Cheng, Qian Wang, Jing-Jing Wan
In the present cross-sectional study, based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, 2007-2010) cohorts, various risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) were analyzed (n=12,153). The variables analyzed include, demographics, comorbidities associated with MetS or CVD, behavioral and dietary factors, while the primary endpoints were the prevalence of MetS and CVD. The prevalence of MetS and CVD was slightly higher in males as compared with females (42...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845355/improving-population-health-through-an-innovative-collaborative-the-be-there-san-diego-data-for-quality-group
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Allen Fremont, Ashley M Kranz, Jessica Phillips, Chandra Garber
In 2012, leaders from disparate health care organizations established a data group aligned around a regional goal of preventing heart attacks and strokes in San Diego. The group---now named the Be There San Diego Data for Quality (DFQ) Group---is a safe venue for medical directors and other quality-improvement leaders to share performance data on quality-of-care measures for diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, as well as insights, lessons learned, and challenges faced by each organization in treating these conditions...
June 2017: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840737/-clinical-study-fourier
#6
Ján Murín
A new group of hypolipidemic substances, i.e. PCSK9 protein inhibitors, is now coming into use in clinical practice, to what extent a high residual cardiovascular risk remains also in patients treated with statins. The FOURIER study (Further cardiovascular OUtcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition subjects with Elevated Risk) is the first "event" study which has shown that evolocumab (PCSK9 antibody) further significantly reduces serum LDL cholesterol and subsequently also cardiovascular morbidity and mortality: (a) composite primary goal (cardiovascular mortality, incidence of heart attacks, strokes, hospitalizations for unstable angina, coronary revascularization) by 15 % (p < 0...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754427/abnormally-high-ankle-brachial-index-is-associated-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-the-regicor-study
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A Velescu, A Clara, R Martí, R Ramos, S Perez-Fernandez, L Marcos, M Grau, I R Degano, J Marrugat, R Elosua
INTRODUCTION: The clinical significance of a high ankle brachial index (ABI) and its relationship to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality is controversial. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between abnormally high ABI ≥ 1.4 and coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and all-cause mortality in a Mediterranean population without CVD. METHODS: A prospective population based cohort study of 6352 subjects was followed up for a median 6...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731930/early-life-exposure-to-chinese-famine-modifies-the-association-between-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-disease
#8
Zumin Shi, Stephen J Nicholls, Anne W Taylor, Dianna J Magliano, Sarah Appleton, Paul Zimmet
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that famine exposure during early life may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, and diabetes during adulthood. We aimed to assess whether exposure to the Chinese famine (1959-1961) modifies the association between hypertension and CVD. METHODS: We investigated data of 5772 adults born between 1954 and 1964 from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. CVD was based on self-reported doctor's diagnosis of heart problems (heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems) and stroke...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717584/pulse-wave-analysis-with-diffusing-wave-spectroscopy
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Markus Belau, Wolfgang Scheffer, Georg Maret
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and thus at the origin of many deaths by e.g. heart attack or stroke. Hypertension is caused by many factors including an increase in arterial stiffness which leads to changes in pulse wave velocity and wave reflections. Those often result in an increased left ventricular load which may result in heart failure as well as an increased pulsatile pressure in the microcirculation l to damage to blood vessels. In order to specifically treat the different causes of hypertension it is desirable to perform a pulse wave analysis as a complement to measurements of systolic and diastolic pressure by brachial cuff sphygmomanometry...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709650/anticoagulation-control-in-warfarin-treated-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-edoxaban-versus-enoxaparin-warfarin-in-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gregory Y H Lip, Naab Al-Saady, James Jin, Ming Sun, Michael Melino, Shannon M Winters, Dmitry Zamoryakhin, Andreas Goette
In the Edoxaban Versus Enoxaparin-Warfarin in Patients Undergoing Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation (ENSURE-AF) study (NCT 02072434), edoxaban was compared with enoxaparin-warfarin in 2,199 patients undergoing electrical cardioversion of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). In this multicenter prospective randomized open blinded end-point trial, we analyzed patients randomized to enoxaparin-warfarin. We determined time to achieve therapeutic range (TtTR); time in therapeutic range (TiTR); their clinical determinants; relation to sex, age, medical history, treatment, tobacco use, race risk (SAMe-TT2R2) score; and impact on primary end points (composite of stroke, systemic embolic event[SEE], myocardial infarction [MI], and cardiovascular death [CVD] and composite of major + clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding)...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700299/chronic-health-conditions-and-key-health-indicators-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-older-us-adults-2013-2014
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Chengshi Shui, Amanda E B Bryan
OBJECTIVES: To examine disparities in chronic conditions and health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults aged 50 years or older in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey to compare disparities in chronic conditions, health outcomes and behaviors, health care access, and preventive health care by sexual orientation and gender. RESULTS: LGB older adults were significantly more likely than heterosexual older adults to have a weakened immune system and low back or neck pain...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680156/miniature-probe-for-mapping-mechanical-properties-of-vascular-lesions-using-acoustic-radiation-force-optical-coherence-elastography
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Yueqiao Qu, Teng Ma, Youmin He, Mingyue Yu, Jiang Zhu, Yusi Miao, Cuixia Dai, Pranav Patel, K Kirk Shung, Qifa Zhou, Zhongping Chen
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Atherosclerotic plaques are one of the primary complications that can lead to strokes and heart attacks if left untreated. It is essential to diagnose the disease early and distinguish vulnerable plaques from harmless ones. Many methods focus on the structural or molecular properties of plaques. Mechanical properties have been shown to change drastically when abnormalities develop in arterial tissue. We report the development of an acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE) system that uses an integrated miniature ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe to map the relative elasticity of vascular tissues...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674146/self-reported-sleep-duration-and-napping-cardiac-risk-factors-and-markers-of-subclinical-vascular-disease-cross-sectional-study-in-older-men
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Shahrzad Zonoozi, Sheena E Ramsay, Olia Papacosta, Lucy Lennon, Elizabeth A Ellins, Julian P J Halcox, Peter H Whincup, S Goya Wannamethee
STUDYOBJECTIVES: Daytime sleep has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart failure (HF), but the mechanisms remain unclear. We have investigated the association between daytime and night-time sleep patterns and cardiovascular risk markers in older adults including cardiac markers and subclinical markers of atherosclerosis (arterial stiffness and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT)). METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1722 surviving men aged 71-92 examined in 2010-2012 across 24 British towns from a prospective study initiated in 1978-1980...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674039/aortic-arch-pulse-wave-velocity-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-predictor-of-incident-cardiovascular-events-the-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yoshiaki Ohyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chikara Noda, Jang-Young Kim, Yutaka Tanami, Gisela Teixido-Tura, Atul R Chugh, Alban Redheuil, Chia-Ying Liu, Colin O Wu, W Gregory Hundley, David A Bluemke, Eliseo Guallar, Joao A C Lima
The predictive value of aortic arch pulse wave velocity (PWV) assessed by magnetic resonance imaging for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events has not been fully established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of arch PWV with incident CVD events in MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Aortic arch PWV was measured using magnetic resonance imaging at baseline in 3527 MESA participants (mean age, 62±10 years at baseline; 47% men) free of overt CVD. Cox regression was used to evaluate the risk of incident CVD (coronary heart disease, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or heart failure) in relation to arch PWV adjusted for age, sex, race, and CVD risk factors...
September 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667557/atherosclerosis
#15
Mohammed Shamim Rahman, Kevin Woollard
In this chapter, we discuss the manner through which the immune system regulates the cardiovascular system in health and disease. We define the cardiovascular system and elements of atherosclerotic disease, the main focus in this chapter. Herein we elaborate on the disease process that can result in myocardial infarction (heart attack), ischaemic stroke and peripheral arterial disease. We have discussed broadly the homeostatic mechanisms in place that help autoregulate the cardiovascular system including the vital role of cholesterol and lipid clearance as well as the role lipid homeostasis plays in cardiovascular disease in the context of atherosclerosis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648749/transcriptome-profiling-of-3d-co-cultured-cardiomyocytes-and-endothelial-cells-under-oxidative-stress-using-a-photocrosslinkable-hydrogel-system
#16
Xiaoshan Yue, Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common among cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial cells (ECs) are considered to have protective effects on cardiomyocytes (CMs) under stress conditions such as MI; however, the paracrine CM-EC crosstalk and the resulting endogenous cellular responses that could contribute to this protective effect are not thoroughly investigated. Here we created biomimetic synthetic tissues containing CMs and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived ECs (iECs), which showed improved cell survival compared to single cultures under conditions mimicking the aftermath of MI, and performed high-throughput RNA-sequencing to identify target pathways that could govern CM-iEC crosstalk and the resulting improvement in cell viability...
August 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647688/antihypertensive-medication-adherence-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-older-adults-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Quanhe Yang, Anping Chang, Matthew D Ritchey, Fleetwood Loustalot
BACKGROUND: Antihypertension medication (antihypertensive) adherence lowers risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD); few studies have examined this association among older adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed this association among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 66 to 79 years who were newly diagnosed with hypertension and initiated on antihypertensives in 2008-2009 (n=155 597). We calculated proportion of days covered (PDC) during follow-up, using proportional subdistribution hazard models, to examine association between antihypertensive adherence and a composite CVD outcomes, including first incident of fatal/nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, stroke/transient ischemic attack, and heart failure...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640111/comparative-safety-for-cardiovascular-outcomes-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-versus-glimepiride-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hyouk-Jun Chin, Jin Hyun Nam, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
Concerns about the cardiovascular safety of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors persist. This study sought to determine whether there is a differential risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) between DPP-4 inhibitors and glimepiride.We conducted this retrospective cohort study by using the Korean National Health Insurance Service database from December 1, 2008, to December 31, 2013. The study subjects were new users of DPP-4 inhibitors or glimepiride for type 2 diabetes. Outcome was defined as hospitalization for CVDs, including angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, transient cerebral ischemic attack, heart failure, or cerebrovascular disease or any procedure involving coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637329/health-benefits-associated-with-three-helping-behaviors-evidence-for-incident-cardiovascular-disease
#19
Jeffrey A Burr, Saehwang Han, Hyo Jung Lee, Jane L Tavares, Jan E Mutchler
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between three helping behaviors and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD; heart attack, stroke; fatal and nonfatal), with an exploration of gender differences. The study is framed within the caregiving system model. Helping others is argued to be an evolved characteristic of humans that yields beneficial health effects. Methods: Data were taken from the 2004-2014 waves of the Health and Retirement Study...
June 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626847/injury-intense-dust-exposure-and-chronic-disease-among-survivors-of-the-world-trade-center-terrorist-attacks-of-september-11-2001
#20
Howard E Alper, Shengchao Yu, Steven D Stellman, Robert M Brackbill
BACKGROUND: The World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001 in New York City (9/11) exposed thousands of people to intense concentrations of hazardous materials that have resulted in reports of increased levels of asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases along with psychological illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Few studies have discriminated between health consequences of immediate (short-term or acute) intense exposures versus chronic residential or workplace exposures...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
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