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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925859/effects-of-evolocumab-on-cardiovascular-events
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Nasser Mikhail
BACKGROUND: Evolocumab is a potent lipid-lowering drug that decreases plasma levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 50-60%. FOURIER is a landmark randomized, trial involving 27,564 patients with established cardiovascular disease already on statins and plasma LDL-C levels > 70 mg/dl. OBJECTIVE: the main objective of FOURIER was to examine the effects of evolocumab on cardiovascular events. RESULTS: After a mean follow-up of 2...
September 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923692/polymer-free-biolimus-a9-coated-stents-in-the-treatment-of-de-novo-coronary-lesions-with-short-dapt-9-month-angiographic-and-clinical-follow-up-of-the-prospective-multicenter-biofreedom-usa-clinical-trial
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Ron Waksman, Guy N Piegari, Ameer Kabour, Louis Cannon, John Wang, George Adams, Naresh Solankhi, Anthony Smeglin, Dean J Kereiakes, Roy Leiboff, Mia-Ashley Spad, Rebecca Torguson, Nina Chandra, Roshni Bastian, Jolanda DeGroot, Margaret W Kayo, Hans-Peter Stoll, Hector M Garcia-Garcia
BACKGROUND: BioFreedom is a polymer- and carrier-free drug-coated stent that delivers Biolimus A9 to the vessel wall. Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this DCS in patients with short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: The BioFreedom US IDE feasibility trial was a single-arm, open-label, prospective study of patients requiring stenting of de novo lesions. Patients received 3 months of DAPT, repeat angiography at 9 months, and clinical follow-up at multiple intervals...
July 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923332/association-between-pm2-5-exposure-and-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infraction
#3
Xiwen Zang, Xiangqian Qi
BACKGROUND: Numerous case-crossover and time series studies of PM2.5 exposure and cardiovascular health effects have been conducted, fever studies have examined the effects of PM2.5 on the outcomes of CHD, especially on acute myocardial infarction (AMI). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research is to investigate the association between PM2.5 exposure in Tianjin City and the outcome of AMI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a total of 598 patients with AMI in TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital, from Oct 28th, 2013-Apr 30th 2014...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921837/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-non-insulin-treated-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Yushu Wang, Meiqin Wen, Junteng Zhou, Yucheng Chen, Qing Zhang
INTRODUCTION: The outcomes and prognosis of revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes mellitus (NITDM) have not yet been well established. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified by searching Pubmed, EMBASE and Cochrane library from inception until May 2016. Heterogeneity was evaluated and the pooled hazard ratio (HR) was calculated using a fixed-effect model...
September 15, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916890/coronary-calcium-score-influences-referral-for-invasive-coronary-angiography-after-normal-myocardial-perfusion-spect
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Shu Yokota, Mohamed Mouden, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Elsemiek Engbers, Pieter L Jager, Jorik R Timmer, Siert Knollema
BACKGROUND: In patients with normal SPECT but persistent complaints, invasive angiography may exclude obstructive coronary disease. We assessed whether high coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores are associated with increased referral for invasive angiography following normal SPECT. METHODS AND RESULTS: 2286 consecutive patients (mean age 60 ± 12, 39% male) with normal SPECT were assessed. All patients underwent simultaneous CAC scoring. Patients were categorized into four groups based on their CAC score: CAC = 0 (n = 694), CAC 1 to 100 (n = 891), CAC 101 to 400 (n = 368), and CAC >400 (n = 333)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916600/white-blood-cell-count-and-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-contemporary-era-insights-from-the-paris-study-patterns-of-non-adherence-to-anti-platelet-regimens-in-stented-patients-registry
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Binita Shah, Usman Baber, Stuart J Pocock, Mitchell W Krucoff, Cono Ariti, C Michael Gibson, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Giora Weisz, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Timothy D Henry, Annapoorna S Kini, Thomas Stuckey, David J Cohen, Ioannis Iakovou, George Dangas, Melissa B Aquino, Samantha Sartori, Alaide Chieffo, David J Moliterno, Antonio Colombo, Roxana Mehran
BACKGROUND: Elevated white blood cell (WBC) count is associated with increased major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether similar associations persist in an all-comers population of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the contemporary era. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the multicenter, prospective, observational PARIS study (Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients Registry), 4222 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States and Europe between July 1, 2009, and December 2, 2010, were evaluated...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916255/impact-of-nonfasting-triglycerides-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-on-secondary-prevention-in-patients-treated-with-statins
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Ichiro Matsumoto, Atsushi Misaki, Mizuki Kurozumi, Tsunetatsu Nanba, Yuichiro Takagi
BACKGROUND: Some studies have demonstrated that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering therapy is one of the most important strategies to prevent coronary artery disease. Also, serum triglycerides (TG) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are recognized as independent risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the nonfasting TG/HDL-C ratio could affect the incidence of cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) even in patients treated with statins...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916239/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-clinical-events-after-acute-coronary-syndromes
#8
Pablo Lamelas, Jon-David Schwalm, Ibrahim Quazi, Shamir Mehta, P J Devereaux, Sanjit Jolly, Salim Yusuf
The association between body mass index (BMI) and major clinical events after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains controversial. We investigated the impact of BMI on major clinical events after ACS in a large individual patient data meta-analysis. Data on 81,553 patients from 45 different countries with ACS enrolled in 8 large randomized clinical trials were included, followed up for a median of 171 days. The mean age was 63.4 ± 11.7, 70% were male, and the mean BMI was 27.3 ± 4.7 kg/m(2). Compared with upper-normal-weight participants (BMI 21...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915510/drug-eluting-vs-bare-metal-stents-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-disease-insights-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander Volodarskiy, Sunil Kumar, Radoslaw Pracon, Mandeep Sidhu, Evgeny Kretov, Tomasz Mazurek, Olga Bockeria, Upendra Kaul, Sripal Bangalore
BACKGROUND: Most drug-eluting stent (DES) trials have excluded patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The efficacy of DES implantation in patients with CKD is therefore not known. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes with DES vs bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in patients with CKD. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were searched for studies including at least 100 patients with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤60 mL/min/1...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915508/preoperative-intraaortic-balloon-pump-improves-early-outcomes-following-high-risk-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials-and-prospective-study-design
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Penelope P Rampersad, Jacob A Udell, Rami Zawi, Maral Ouzounian, Christopher B Overgaard, Vinoda Sharma, Vivek Rao, Michael E Farkouh, Vladimír Džavík
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use, evidence to support preemptive intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion for patients undergoing high-risk coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery remains sparse, and in need of a well-defined clinical trial. To inform the design of a prospective trial, we sought to review outcomes in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of anticipatory IABP use vs control in patients undergoing high-risk CABG through meta-analysis. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality within 30 days of surgery...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914973/comparison-of-mid-to-long-term-clinical-outcomes-between-anatomical-testing-and-usual-care-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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In-Chang Hwang, Sol Ji Choi, Ji Eun Choi, Eun-Bi Ko, Jae Kyung Suh, Insun Choi, Hyun-Jae Kang, Yong-Jin Kim, Joo Youn Kim
BACKGROUND: Controversies remain regarding clinical outcomes following initial strategies of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) vs usual care with functional testing in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). HYPOTHESIS: CCTA as initial diagnostic strategy results in better mid- to long-term outcomes than usual care in patients with suspected CAD. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials comparing clinical outcomes during ≥6 months' follow-up between initial anatomical testing by CCTA vs usual care with functional testing in patients with suspected CAD...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914747/appropriate-use-criteria-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-does-computed-tomography-have-incremental-value-in-all-appropriate-use-criteria-categories
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Fernanda Erthal, Manuja Premaratne, Yeung Yam, Li Chen, Jasmine Lamba, Marissa Keenan, Tony Haddad, Kishu Pharasi, Saipriya Anand, Rob S Beanlands, Ian G Burwash, Girish Dwivedi, Terrence D Ruddy, Benjamin J W Chow
PURPOSE: Cardiac imaging expenditures have come under scrutiny, and a focus on appropriate use criteria (AUC) has arisen to ensure cost-effective resource utilization. Although AUC has been developed by clinical experts, it has not undergone rigorous quality assurance testing to ensure that inappropriate indications for testing yield little clinical benefit. The objective of the study was to evaluate the potential incremental prognostic value of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in the different AUC categories...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914638/long-term-risk-and-predictors-of-cardiovascular-death-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-the-coronor-study
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Christophe Bauters, Olivier Tricot, Thibaud Meurice, Nicolas Lamblin
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on the residual risk of cardiovascular death (CVD) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who receive modern secondary prevention. Our aim was to analyze the causes of death and to determine predictors of CVD in the 5-year CORONOR registry. METHODS: We studied 4184 consecutive CAD outpatients who were free from any myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary revascularization for more than 1 year at inclusion. Antithrombotics were prescribed in 99%, statins in 92%, inhibitors of renin-angiotensin system in 82%, and β-blockers in 79%; 86% had prior coronary revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913755/management-and-clinical-outcome-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria-results-from-5%C3%A2-years-of-the-clarify-registry
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Irene M Lang, Roza Badr-Eslam, Nicola Greenlaw, Robin Young, Philippe Gabriel Steg
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) is growing because of an improvement in outcomes and survival from acute disease episodes. Nevertheless, these patients remain at high risk of cardiovascular events. Thus, CAD management is important in prevention of disease progression. The objective of this analysis was to describe disease management and clinical outcome of Austrian outpatients with stable CAD over 5 years by using data from the international CLARIFY registry...
September 14, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913687/non-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-in-women
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REVIEW
Lee Joseph, Esther S H Kim
Takayasu arteritis, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), spontaneous arterial dissection, Raynaud's phenomenon, and chilblains are vascular conditions that are associated with an increased predisposition in women and are often underdiagnosed. Takayasu arteritis has an incidence rate of 2.6 cases per million individuals per year in the USA and predominantly affects women of childbearing age. HLA-B5 genetic locus is linked with Takayasu arteritis susceptibility. Methods to determine active disease are limiting; currently utilized clinical and imaging findings and laboratory tests are of limited value for this purpose...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913391/data-on-optical-coherence-tomography-guidance-for-the-management-of-angiographically-intermediate-left-main-bifurcation-lesions
#16
Ilaria Dato, Francesco Burzotta, Carlo Trani, Andrea Romano, Lazzaro Paraggio, Cristina Aurigemma, Italo Porto, Antonio Maria Leone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Optical coherence tomography guidance for the management of angiographically intermediate left main bifurcation lesions: early clinical experience" [1]. In this article we reports details about our clinical experience with frequency domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) guidance for the management of patients with left main (LM) bifurcation lesions of intermediate angiographic severity. LM patients were assessed by FD-OCT and, on the bases of the findings, managed by myocardial revascularization or conservative treatment (revascularization deferral)...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903941/increased-hazard-of-myocardial-infarction-with-insulin-provision-therapy-in-actively-smoking-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-the-bari-2d-bypass-angioplasty-revascularization-investigation-2-diabetes-trial
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Asrar A Khan, Matthew J Chung, Eric Novak, David L Brown
BACKGROUND: In the BARI 2D (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes) trial, randomization of diabetic patients with stable ischemic heart disease to insulin provision (IP) therapy, as opposed to insulin sensitization (IS) therapy, resulted in biochemical evidence of impaired fibrinolysis but no increase in adverse clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that the prothrombotic effect of IP therapy in combination with the hypercoagulable state induced by active smoking would result in an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903939/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-optimal-medical-therapy-for-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-with-well-developed-collaterals
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Se Yeon Choi, Byoung Geol Choi, Seung-Woon Rha, Man Jong Baek, Yang Gi Ryu, Yoonjee Park, Jae Kyeong Byun, Minsuk Shim, Hu Li, Ahmed Mashaly, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND: The impact of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on chronic total occlusion in patients with well-developed collaterals is not clear. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 640 chronic total occlusion patients with collateral flow grade ≥2 were divided into 2 groups; chronic total occlusion patients either treated with PCI (the PCI group; n=305) or optimal medical therapy (the optimal medical therapy group; n=335). To adjust for potential confounders, a propensity score matching analysis was performed...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903139/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-vs-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-left-main-coronary-artery-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniele Giacoppo, Roisin Colleran, Salvatore Cassese, Antonio H Frangieh, Jens Wiebe, Michael Joner, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
Importance: In patients with left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been the standard therapy for several decades. However, some studies suggest that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents may be an acceptable alternative. Objective: To compare the long-term safety of PCI with drug-eluting stent vs CABG in patients with LMCA stenosis. Data Sources: PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Web of Knowledge, and ScienceDirect databases were searched from December 18, 2001, to February 1, 2017...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902823/-comparing-the-risks-for-the-development-of-perioperative-complications-in-carotid-endarterectomy-and-carotid-angioplasty
#20
R A Vinogradov, K A Lashevich, V S Pykhteev
The article is a literature review presenting a comparative analysis of 30-day risks of mortality and complications after carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty with stenting. The risks studied were as follows: myocardial infarction, stroke, transitory ischaemic attacks, bradycardia, hypotension, postoperative haematomas, and damages to the craniocerebral nerves. The authors analysed a series of recently published foreign studies and meta-analyses dedicated to the problem concerned. The obtained findings revealed that carotid endarterectomy turned out to be associated with a higher perioperative risk for the development of myocardial infarction, postoperative haematomas and damages to the craniocerebral nerves, whereas carotid angioplasty with stenting appeared to be associated with an increased risk for the development of stroke, bradycardia and hypotension within the first 30 postoperative days...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
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