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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180005/the-role-of-urotensin-ii-and-atherosclerotic-risk-factors-in-patients-with-slow-coronary-flow
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REVIEW
Ömer Şatıroğlu, Murtaza Emre Durakoğlugil, Mustafa Çetin, Yüksel Çiçek, Turan Erdoğan, Hakan Duman
BACKGROUND: Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding characterized with delayed opacification of epicardial coronary arteries without obstructive coronary disease. Urotensin II (UII) is an important vascular peptide, which has an important role in hypertension, coronary artery disease, and vascular remodeling in addition to potent vasoconstrictor effect. OBJECTIVES: We investigated UII levels, hypertension, and other atherosclerotic risk factors in patients with SCF, a variety of coronary artery disease...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145873/incidence-of-bradycardia-and-outcomes-of-patients-who-underwent-orbital-atherectomy-without-a-temporary-pacemaker
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Michael S Lee, Heajung Nguyen, Richard Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the incidence of bradycardia and the safety of patients with severely calcified coronary lesions who underwent orbital atherectomy without the insertion of a temporary pacemaker. BACKGROUND: The presence of severely calcified coronary lesions can increase the complexity of percutaneous coronary intervention due to the difficulty in advancing and optimally expanding the stent. High-pressure inflations to predilate calcified lesions may cause angiographic complications like perforation and dissection...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121950/coronary-artery-ectasia-presenting-with-thrombus-embolization-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
#3
Yongle Li, Chengcheng Wu, Wennan Liu
RATIONALE: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the coronary arteries. CAE is often associated with the presence of slow coronary flow and may lead to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), even without total occlusion. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We report a case of a 24-year-old male patient with CAE suffering from AMI. INTERVENTIONS: Percutaneous coronary intervention with aspiration thrombectomy failed to restore adequate blood flow...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100342/-the-effect-on-myocardial-perfusion-and-clinical-outcome-of-intracoronary-nicorandil-injection-prior-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Z Q Wang, M X Chen, D L Liu, W X Zheng, X Z Cao, H Chen, M F Huang, Z R Luo
Objective: To investigate the effect of intracoronary administration of nicorandil prior to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) on myocardial perfusion and short-term clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods: A total of 158 patients with STEMI undergoing PPCI from January 2014 to December 2015 in Fuzhou General Hospital were enrolled consecutively in this prospective controlled randomized trial. Patients were assigned into three groups with random number table: the nicorandil group (patients received intracoronary administration of 6 mg nicorandil after guide wire or balloon successfully crossed the target lesion, n=53), the nitroglycerin group (patients received intracoronary administration of 300 μg nitroglycerin after after guide wire or balloon successfully crossed the target lesion, n=52) and the control group(patients received routine treatment, n=53)...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087172/endothelial-function-impairment-in-stemi-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-under-therapeutic-hypothermia-treatment
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Salvatore Brugaletta, Giancarla Scalone, Ana Paula Dantas, Luis Ortega-Paz, Manel Garabito, Mercè Roqué, Victoria Martin, Monica Masotti, Xavier Freixa, Manel Sabaté
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia (HT) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest STEMI patients aims to improve their neurological prognosis, but it has been associated with slow coronary flow and cardiac thrombotic events. We sought to serially assess endothelial function during the first 48h after admission in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest STEMI patients, under therapeutic hypothermia (HT). METHODS: From January 2015 to August 2015, eighteen consecutive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest STEMI patients eligible for primary PCI received HT at admission and were included in the study (HT group)...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063138/are-biventricular-systolic-functions-impaired-in-patient-with-coronoray-slow-flow-a-prospective-study-with-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking
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Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Mehmet Eren, Işıl Atasoy, Tayfun Gürol, Özer Soylu, Bahadır Dağdeviren
The newly developed three dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) technology provides quick and comprehensive quantitative assessment of biventricular myocardial dynamics. The impact of coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) on biventricular functions has not been comprehensively evaluated using this new technology. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CSFP on biventricular systolic functions using 3D-STE. Forty patients with CSFP and otherwise normal coronary arteries (NCAs) and 40 age- and sex-matched controls with normal coronary angiograms (CAGs) were prospectively enrolled...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057364/deferred-versus-conventional-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-10-studies
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Joo Myung Lee, Tae-Min Rhee, Haseong Chang, Chul Ahn, Taek Kyu Park, Jeong Hoon Yang, Young Bin Song, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Joo-Yong Hahn
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate safety and efficacy of the deferred stenting versus immediate stent implantation of infarct-related arteries in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A meta-analysis using random-effects models were conducted. The primary outcome, major adverse cardiac events (MACE), was a composite of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), any unplanned target vessel revascularization (TVR), and hospitalization due to cardiac cause...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029214/long-term-outcomes-of-rotational-atherectomy-for-the-percutaneous-treatment-of-chronic-total-occlusions
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Rustem Dautov, Soledad Ojeda, Antonio Serra, Susanna Benincasa, Barbara Bellini, Francesco Giannini, Jorge Chavarría, Livia L Gheorghe, Manuel Pan, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo, Stéphane Rinfret
OBJECTIVES: To study the long-term outcomes of rotational atherectomy (RA) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: There is little evidence on the incidence, procedural results and long-term outcomes of RA for CTO PCI. METHODS: This registry included data from consecutive patients undergoing CTO PCI at four specialized centers. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE: cardiac death, target-vessel myocardial infarction and ischemia-driven target-vessel revascularization) on follow-up were the primary endpoint...
December 28, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989961/role-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-activation-in-cardiac-diastolic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Guanghong Jia, Yan Jia, James R Sowers
The prevalence of cardiac diastolic dysfunction and heart failure with preserved ejection, a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world, is increasing due, in part, to increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Characteristics of cardiac diastolic dysfunction include increased myocardial stiffness and impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation that is characterized by prolonged isovolumic LV relaxation and slow LV filling. Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, especially in females promote activation of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) signaling with resultant increases in oxidative stress, maladaptive immune responses, inflammation, and impairment of coronary blood flow and cardiac interstitial fibrosis...
October 28, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903394/-correlation-between-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-slow-flow-of-non-obstructive-coronary-artery
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Q Wu, B Yang
Objective: To investigate the correlation between epicardial adipose thickness and slow flow of non-obstructive coronary artery. Methods: Clinical data of patients with coronary angiography examination evidenced stenosis<50% in our department from May 2014 to May 2015 were retrospectively analyzed.According to the level of TIMI in angiography, patients were divided into slow blood flow group (TIMI Ⅰ-Ⅱ, n=16) and normal blood flow group (TIMI Ⅲ, n=127). All epicardial adipose thickness was determined by echocardiography and data of biochemical data (fibrinogen, whole blood viscosity at high shear rate, erythrocyte aggregation index, platelet count, and platelet aggregation rate) were also analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665327/right-ventricular-function-in-coronary-slow-flow-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-study
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Ali Hosseinsabet, Shima Yarmohamadi, Sima Narimani, Nazanin Amini-Farshidmehr
OBJECTIVE: Coronary slow-flow phenomenon (CSFP) is described as protracted passage of angiographic contrast agent to the distal portion of the epicardial coronary arteries in the absence of stenosis. Few studies have addressed the effects of this condition on right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The present objective was to assess RV function in CSFP via 2-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). METHODS: A total of 29 patients with CSFP and 29 participants with normal coronary flow were compared regarding RV systolic and diastolic functions...
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490317/watertight-modeling-and-segmentation-of-bifurcated-coronary-arteries-for-blood-flow-simulation-using-ct-imaging
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Haoyin Zhou, Peng Sun, Seongmin Ha, Devon Lundine, Guanglei Xiong
Image-based simulation of blood flow using computational fluid dynamics has been shown to play an important role in the diagnosis of ischemic coronary artery disease. Accurate extraction of complex coronary artery structures in a watertight geometry is a prerequisite, but manual segmentation is both tedious and subjective. Several semi- and fully automated coronary artery extraction approaches have been developed but have faced several challenges. Conventional voxel-based methods allow for watertight segmentation but are slow and difficult to incorporate expert knowledge...
October 2016: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475844/efficacy-and-safety-of-thrombectomy-combined-with-intracoronary-administration-of-tirofiban-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-stemi
#13
Lu Gao, Zhenhua Cao, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND No/slow reflow gives rise to serious complications in STEMI patients undergoing PCI, and can lead to worse outcomes. Several measures are used to prevent no/slow reflow, including thrombus removal processes and intensive use of anticoagulant agents. Our study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of thrombectomy and intracoronary administration of GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors in STEMI patients undergoing PPCI. MATERIAL AND METHODS We randomly assigned 240 STEMI patients into 3 groups. Before PPCI, patients in group A received thrombectomy and intracoronary administration of tirofiban...
July 31, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453426/the-incidence-of-slow-flow-after-rotational-atherectomy-of-calcified-coronary-arteries-a-randomized-study-of-low-speed-versus-high-speed
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Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroshi Funayama, Yousuke Taniguchi, Yoshimasa Tsurumaki, Kei Yamamoto, Mitsunari Matsumoto, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this randomized trial was to compare the incidence of slow flow between low-speed and high-speed rotational atherectomy (RA) of calcified coronary lesions. BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies suggest that slow flow is less frequently observed with low-speed than high-speed RA because of less platelet aggregation with low-speed RA. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, single center study. A total of 100 patients with calcified coronary lesions were enrolled and randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to low-speed (140,000 rpm) or high-speed (190,000 rpm) RA...
July 25, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446339/thromboembolic-events-secondary-to-tirofiban-induced-thrombocytopenia-being-treated-with-thrombopoietin-a-case-report
#15
Yanhua Li, Qiang Xu, Xinhong Guo
A 68-year-old man presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The glycoprotein/IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist tirofiban was administered to the patient to treat a right coronary artery slow flow detected during percutaneous coronary intervention. The patient developed very severe thrombocytopenia 8 h after tirofiban infusion with no signs of bleeding. Antiplatelet medication was discontinued immediately, methylprednisolone was administered and platelets were transfused. Thrombopoietin (TPO) was also applied to the patient as recommended by a hematology consultant...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412375/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-coronary-slow-flow-in-coronary-angiography
#16
Samad Ghaffari, Arezou Tajlil, Naser Aslanabadi, Ahmad Separham, Bahram Sohrabi, Gholamreza Saeidi, Leili Pourafkari
BACKGROUND: The coronary slow-flow phenomenon (CSFP) is a multifactorial angiographic finding with no established pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of clinical profile and laboratory findings in patients with CSFP. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 69 patients with angiographically diagnosed CSFP and compared them with 88 patients with normal coronary flow. Demographic information, comorbidities and laboratory analysis, including complete blood count with differential, lipid profile and serum biochemical analysis, were documented and compared in univariate and multivariate analyses...
January 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378604/interventional-cardiology-where-real-life-and-science-do-not-necessarily-meet
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REVIEW
Bernhard Meier
Evidence-based diagnosis, decision-making, and therapy appear a must these days. Generating and publishing evidence is a tedious job according to ever new and tightened research practice regulations. Rules will never prevent the typical human behaviour from showing the new thing to be shinier and the old thing dustier than they really are. The medical community is solicited to concoct a meal that is gullible for patients, authorities, and third-party payers out of the available evidence (after applying some conversion factors correcting the common bias of the researchers), anticipation of what will be the evidence tomorrow, common sense, and digested experience...
July 7, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364054/allograft-vasculopathy-the-achilles-heel-of-heart-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Sharon Chih, Aun Yeong Chong, Lisa M Mielniczuk, Deepak L Bhatt, Rob S B Beanlands
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains the Achilles' heel of long-term survival after heart transplantation. Almost one-third of patients develop CAV by 5 years post-transplant and 1 in 8 deaths beyond a year are due to CAV. Abnormal vascular fibroproliferation in CAV occurs as a result of coronary endothelial inflammation, injury, and dysfunction triggered by immune and nonimmune insults. Surveillance methods for CAV have significant limitations, particularly for detecting early disease. Areas of investigation include myocardial and coronary blood flow quantification, and intracoronary imaging to detect early changes in the vessel wall and high-risk plaques...
July 5, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27349023/the-relationship-between-interleukin-6-promotor-polymorphisms-and-slow-coronary-flow-phenomenon
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Chun-Ling Liu, Zong-Qian Xue, Shu-Ping Gao, Chu Chen, Xiao-Hu Chen, Min Pan, Zhen-Xing Wang
BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence suggest that slow coronary flow (SCF) phenomenon seems to be an early form of atherosclerosis and low-grade inflammation plays a role in the development of SCF. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic cytokine, functions as a mediator of inflammatory response, and has both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between IL-6 -634C/G polymorphism and SCF in Han Chinese. METHODS: 250 subjects who underwent coronary angiography and had normal coronary arteries of varying coronary flow rates without any atherosclerotic lesion were enrolled in this study...
2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27343424/opium-addiction-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-a-case-control-study-of-250-consecutive-patients-with-slow-flow-angina
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Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Farah Pour Amiri, Mahmood Sheikh Fathollahi, Gholamhossien Hassanshahi, Zahra Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza Sayadi
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% to 30% of patients who undergo coronary angiography for assessment of typical cardiac chest pain display microvascular coronary dysfunction (MCD). This study aimed to determine potential relationships between baseline clinical characteristics and likelihood of MCD diagnosis in a large group of patients with stable angina symptoms, positive exercise test and angiographic ally normal epicardial coronary arteries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 250 Iranian with documented evidence of cardiac ischemia on exercise testing, class I or II indication for coronary angiography, and either: (1) angiographically normal coronary arteries and diagnosis of MCD with slow-flow phenomenon, or (2) normal angiogram and no evidence of MCD...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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