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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679631/possible-early-detection-of-coronary-artery-calcium-progression-in-type-1-diabetes-a-case-control-study-of-normoalbuminuric-type-1-diabetes-patients-and-matched-controls
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Henrik Ø Hjortkjær, Tonny Jensen, Jannik Hilsted, Helle Corinth, Ulrik M Mogensen, Lars Køber, Andreas Fuchs, Børge G Nordestgaard, Klaus F Kofoed
AIMS: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with cardiovascular (CV) disease and progression of CAC is an independent predictor of mortality. Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased CV risk, especially in persons with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN). This study aimed to examine whether short-term progression of CAC is increased in persons with type 1 diabetes compared to matched controls and if CAN increases risk of CAC progression. METHODS: Fifty-three normoalbuminuric persons with long-term type 1 diabetes (20 with CAN) were matched in a 1:2 ratio with 106 controls without diabetes according to age, sex and baseline CAC...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674364/health-and-prevention-enhancement-h-peace-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study-conducted-at-the-seoul-national-university-hospital-gangnam-center-korea
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Changhyun Lee, Eun Kyung Choe, Ji Min Choi, Yunji Hwang, Young Lee, Boram Park, Su Jin Chung, Min-Sun Kwak, Jong-Eun Lee, Joo Sung Kim, Sue Kyung Park, Sang-Heon Cho
PURPOSE: The Health and Prevention Enhancement (H-PEACE) study was designed to investigate the association of diagnostic imaging results, biomarkers and the predisease stage of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as malignancies and metabolic diseases, in an average-risk population in Korea. PARTICIPANTS: This study enrolled a large-scale retrospective cohort at the Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul National University Hospital, from October 2003 to December 2014...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672176/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-vascular-calcification-in-chinese-patients-receiving-dialysis-baseline-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Zhi-Hong Liu, Xue-Qing Yu, Jun-Wei Yang, Ai-Li Jiang, Bi-Cheng Liu, Chang-Ying Xing, Ji-Zhuang Lou, Mei Wang, Hong Cheng, Jun Liu, Jun-Zhou Fu, Ai-Hua Zhang, Miao Zhang, Qiao-Ling Zhou, Chen Yu, Rong Wang, Li Wang, Yu-Qing Chen, Tian-Jun Guan, Ai Peng, Chen Nan, Chuan-Ming Hao, Xu-Yang Cheng
OBJECTIVE: With limited data available on calcification prevalence in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, the China Dialysis Calcification Study (CDCS) determined the prevalence of vascular/valvular calcification (VC) and association of risk factors in Chinese patients with prevalent hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: CKD patients undergoing HD/PD for ≥6 months were enrolled. Prevalence data for calcification and medical history were documented at baseline...
April 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671538/stable-coronary-artery-disease-treatment
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Michael M Braun, William A Stevens, Craig H Barstow
Stable coronary artery disease refers to a reversible supply/demand mismatch related to ischemia, a history of myocardial infarction, or the presence of plaque documented by catheterization or computed tomography angiography. Patients are considered stable if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are controlled by medications or revascularization. Treatment involves risk factor management, antiplatelet therapy, and antianginal medications. Tobacco cessation, exercise, and weight loss are the most important lifestyle modifications...
March 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667200/treatment-in-a-preventive-cardiology-clinic-utilizing-advanced-practice-providers-apps-effectively-closes-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-management-gaps-amongst-a-primary-prevention-population-compared-with-a-propensity-matched-primary-care
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Emilio Fentanes, Anthony G Vande Hei, R Scott Holuby, Norma Suarez, Yousif Slim, Jennifer N Slim, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can fill access to care gaps created by physician shortages and improve adherence/compliance with preventive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) interventions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 595 patients enrolled in a preventive cardiology clinic (PCC) utilizing APPs compared with a propensity-matched cohort (PMC) of 595 patients enrolled in primary care clinics alone. PCC patients were risk stratified using Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and treated based on published guideline-based algorithms...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667175/first-line-drugs-for-hypertension
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James M Wright, Vijaya M Musini, Rupam Gill
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of a review published in 2009. Sustained moderate to severe elevations in resting blood pressure leads to a critically important clinical question: What class of drug to use first-line? This review attempted to answer that question. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the mortality and morbidity effects from different first-line antihypertensive drug classes: thiazides (low-dose and high-dose), beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), and alpha-blockers, compared to placebo or no treatment...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667013/predictors-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-and-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-tavr-with-a-next-generation-self-expanding-device
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Victor Mauri, Florian Deuschl, Thomas Frohn, Niklas Schofer, Matthias Linder, Elmar Kuhn, Andreas Schaefer, Volker Rudolph, Navid Madershahian, Lenard Conradi, Tanja K Rudolph, Ulrich Schäfer
AIMS: To identify predictors of paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) and permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) following TAVR with a next-generation self-expanding device. METHODS AND RESULTS: Device landing zone (DLZ) calcification, angiographic implantation depth, and baseline and procedural characteristics were analyzed in 212 patients being treated with the ACURATE neo aortic bioprosthesis. PVR was none/trace in 57.1% and ≥ mild in 42.9% (37% mild, 6% moderate)...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664030/do-practice-gaps-exist-in-evidence-based-medication-prescription-at-hospital-discharge-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-coronary-angioplasty
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Pradeep Pereira, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Surendra K Agarwal, Shantanu Pande, Roopali Khanna, Nilesh Srivastava, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin Goel
Background & objectives: Prescription patterns of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) after coronary artery bypass surgery [coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)] and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at hospital discharge are often not optimal. In view of scarce data from the developing world, a retrospective analysis of medication advice to patients following CABG and PCI was conducted. Methods: Records of 5948 patients (post-PCI: 5152, post-CABG: 796) who underwent revascularization from 2010 to 2014 at a single tertiary care centre in north India were analyzed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663283/eeg-artifact-versus-subclinical-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-following-cardiac-arrest
#9
Jean E Cibula, Daniel S Demos, Brenda G Fahy
BACKGROUND: A challenge in ICU EEG interpretation is identifying subclinical status epilepticus versus patterns on the ictal-interictal continuum versus other repetitive patterns. In the electrically noisy intensive care unit, identifying and eliminating interference and artifact allow accurate diagnoses from the EEG, avoiding unnecessary treatment or sedation. METHODS: We present a case during Impella (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) continuous flow left ventricular assist device use where the EEG artifact was initially misinterpreted as seizure by the resident and treated as status epilepticus because of the "focal" sharply contoured repetitive pattern...
April 16, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663177/intravascular-ultrasound-assessment-of-the-effects-of-rotational-atherectomy-in-calcified-coronary-artery-lesions
#10
Sung Sik Kim, Myong Hwa Yamamoto, Akiko Maehara, Novalia Sidik, Kohei Koyama, Colin Berry, Keith G Oldroyd, Gary S Mintz, Margaret McEntegart
We sought to clarify intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) features of rotational atherectomy (RA) of calcified lesions. IVUS was performed post-RA and post-stent in 38 lesions and analyzed every 1 mm. Pre-intervention IVUS was performed when the IVUS catheter crossed the lesion (n = 11). Calcium Index was average calcium angle multiplied by calcium length. We compared lowest (n = 13), middle (n = 13), and highest (n = 12) Calcium Index tertiles. Reverberations (multiple reflections from calcium) with a concave-shaped lumen in the post-RA IVUS were considered to represent RA-related calcium modification...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659778/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-the-contractile-properties-of-the-left-and-right-atrial-myofilaments
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Constanze Bening, Khaled Alhussini, Elena-Aura Mazalu, Jonathan Yaqub, Khaled Hamouda, Dejan Radakovic, Christoph Schimmer, Grzegorz Hirnle, Rainer Leyh
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of diabetes mellitus in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy is increasing. To evaluate the impact of diabetes mellitus on contractility, we examined the calcium-induced force in left and right atrial myofilaments of patients with and without diabetes. METHODS: We included 149 patients (106 without diabetes, 43 with diabetes), scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass grafting from August 2016 to June 2017. The left and right atria were excised and prepared for skinned fibre measurements (pCa-force curve)...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656280/real-world-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-experience-compared-with-second-generation-metallic-drug-eluting-stents-in-complex-coronary-lesions
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Naotaka Okamoto, Hiroshi Ueda, Takahiro Yoshimura, Surbhi Chamaria, Samit Bhatheja, Yuliya Vengrenyuk, Samaneh Rabiei, Yonandy Barrientos, Vishal Kapur, Nitin Barman, Joseph Sweeny, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Samin K Sharma, Annapoorna S Kini
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the acute outcomes of Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) and second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in routine clinical practice. There is a paucity of data regarding BVS use in a real-world patient population. METHODS: The study population comprised 40 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with BVS implantation at a tertiary-care center in New York, New York between July and December of 2016...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655684/protective-role-and-mechanism-of-snakegourd-peel-against-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Guanlin Yang, Dongyu Min, Junwei Yan, Ming Yang, Guijun Lin
BACKGROUND: Injection of snakegourd peel (SP), an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat coronary artery disease and stable angina in China. However, its therapeutic role and mechanism of action for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) is not fully understood. PURPOSE: The present study was designed to investigate the effect of SP on MI-induced cardiac injury and elucidate its underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS: To create an in vivo model of MI, we ligated the left coronary artery of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644069/clinical-course-after-parathyroidectomy-in-adults-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Christopher Thiam Seong Lim, Thevandra Kalaiselvam, Normayah Kitan, Bak Leong Goh
Background: Parathyroidectomy (PTX) is done in cases of secondary hyperparathyroidism from chronic kidney disease to improve renal osteodystrophy. Despite this widespread practice, clinical outcomes regarding the benefits of this procedure are still lacking. Most studies in the literature have opted to report the laboratory outcome instead. Our study aimed to evaluate the postoperative clinical course for patients who had undergone total PTX without autoimplantation. Methods and results: All patients who underwent PTX between January 2010 and February 2014 in a tertiary referral center were included in this study and followed up for 12 months...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627375/longer-diabetes-duration-reduces-myocardial-blood-flow-in-remote-myocardium-assessed-by-dynamic-myocardial-ct-perfusion
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Nobuo Tomizawa, Yusuke Fujino, Masaru Kamitani, Shengpu Chou, Kodai Yamamoto, Shinichi Inoh, Takeshi Nojo, Sunao Nakamura
AIMS: To investigate the relationship of type 2 diabetes duration and myocardial blood flow (MBF) assessed by myocardial CT perfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 140 patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent dynamic myocardial CT perfusion exam. MBF of the remote myocardium was calculated using the deconvolution technique and the Voronoi method. The relationships of MBF and diabetic duration, diabetic complications, conventional risk factors, coronary calcium, and coronary stenosis were assessed by logistic regression analysis...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625564/urinary-proteomics-for-prediction-of-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-microalbuminuria
#16
Gemma E Currie, Bernt Johan von Scholten, Sheon Mary, Jose-Luis Flores Guerrero, Morten Lindhardt, Henrik Reinhard, Peter K Jacobsen, William Mullen, Hans-Henrik Parving, Harald Mischak, Peter Rossing, Christian Delles
BACKGROUND: The urinary proteomic classifier CKD273 has shown promise for prediction of progressive diabetic nephropathy (DN). Whether it is also a determinant of mortality and cardiovascular disease in patients with microalbuminuria (MA) is unknown. METHODS: Urine samples were obtained from 155 patients with type 2 diabetes and confirmed microalbuminuria. Proteomic analysis was undertaken using capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry to determine the CKD273 classifier score...
April 6, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622976/patients-with-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-admitted-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-carry-a-better-outcome-compared-to-those-with-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Yasser Yazied Abdelmonem, Adel Abdelgawad Bakr, Hossam Ghanem El-Hossary, Mohammed Mahmoud Abdel Ghany
Background: The characterization of patients who have acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and insignificant coronary stenosis is unclear. Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the clinical profile, in-hospital and 3-month outcome of AMI patients with insignificant coronary stenosis in comparison with those with significant disease. Methods: This prospective observational study included 200 consecutive patients admitted with AMI. Group I (100 patients) included patients with insignificant CAD (all lesions <50% stenosis)...
September 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622969/relationship-between-serum-osteoprotegerin-and-vascular-calcifications-in-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Tarek Z El Baz, Osama A Khamis, Amal El-Shehaby, Hussein Chahine, Ahmad Alaa Al-Din Ahmed, Mostafa A Alsawasany
Background: Uremia is a vasculopathic process, and both cardiac calcification and vascular calcification seen from the early stages of chronic kidney disease. Osteoprotegerin could play a crucial role in atherosclerotic plaque formation, maturation and calcification. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship of serum osteoprotegerin with vascular calcification in patients with end stage kidney disease who were maintained on regular hemodialysis. Methods: Sixty clinically stable chronic renal failure patients undergoing regular hemodialysis were enrolled in this cross sectional study...
June 2017: Egypt Heart J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617981/impact-of-statin-therapy-on-coronary-plaque-burden-and-composition-assessed-by-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Linn Andelius, Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard, Jawdat Abdulla
Aim: To clarify the potential role of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in assessing the remodelling impact of statin therapy on plaque burden and compositions. Methods and results: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were conducted to examine the effect of statin therapy on different plaque volumes assessed by serial CCTA. Twelve studies were included with a mean (±standard deviation) follow-up period of 14.5 ± 9.5 months. Data on plaque volume were pooled using weighted mean difference method...
March 30, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611835/essential-role-for-smooth-muscle-cell-stromal-interaction-molecule-1-in-myocardial-infarction
#20
Vishal Mali, Samuel Haddox, Souad Belmadani, Khalid Matrougui
OBJECTIVES: Stromal interacting molecule-1 (STIM1) plays a role in coordinating calcium signaling in different cell types. The increase or deletion of STIM1 expression in cardiomyocyte causes cardiac complication. Moreover, the deletion of STIM1 in endothelial cell causes vascular endothelial dysfunction. However, the disruption of STIM1 in smooth muscle cells (SMC) has no effect on endothelial function but protects vascular function when mice are infused with angiotensin-II. Nevertheless, the role of SMC-STIM1 in acute and chronic myocardial infarction (MI) induced by acute ischemia-reperfusion injury and permanent coronary artery occlusion is unknown...
February 2018: Journal of Hypertension
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