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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351134/carotid-doppler-sonography-additional-tool-to-assess-hemodynamic-improvement-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Valeria Cammalleri, Francesco Romeo, Massimo Marchei, Andrea Anceschi, Gianluca Massaro, Saverio Muscoli, Francesca De Persis, Massimiliano Macrini, Gian P Ussia
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to assess the arterial cerebral blood flow variations in patients with aortic valve stenosis, immediately after the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: The study population includes 62 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI for aortic valve stenosis (95%) and sugical bioprosthesis degeneration (5%). Carotid Doppler examination was performed recording blood flow, systolic peak velocity, time average mean velocity and mean acceleration time at baseline, after balloon aortic valvuloplasty, and within 10 min after the device release...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350392/diagnostic-and-prognostic-micro-rnas-in-ischemic-stroke-due-to-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-4-year-prospective-study
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Jacek Gacoń, Rafał Badacz, Ewa Stępień, Izabela Karch, Francisco J Enguita, Krzysztof Żmudka, Tadeusz Przewłocki, Anna Kabłak-Ziembicka
BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs (miRs) levels are potentially important diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cerebral ischemic event (CIE) resulting from internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS). AIM: This 4-year prospective study aimed to compare the levels of circulating miRs in ACS vs CIE patients, and investigate miRs potentially associated with risk of recurrent cardiovascular event. METHODS: The circulating miRs levels (miR-1-3p, miR-16-5p, miR-34a-5p, mir-122-5p, miR-124-3p, miR-133a-3p, miR-133b, miR-134-5p, miR-208b-3p, miR-375 and miR-499-5p) were compared in 43 (34M, 57...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349091/coexistent-ipsilateral-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-and-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-hepatitis-c
#3
Karan Seegobin, Somphanh Khousakhoun, Ryan Crooks, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo
A 58-year-old male, known to have hepatitis C virus (HCV), presented with intermittent headaches and left-sided sensorimotor symptoms. There were no focal neurological deficits on examination. Electrocardiogram was unremarkable. Computed tomography angiography head and neck displayed extracranial right internal carotid artery occlusion. Magnetic resonance imaging showed right cortical vein thrombosis, with hemorrhagic infarction. Echocardiography with bubble study was unremarkable. Hypercoagulable workup was significant for protein S deficiency...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340741/-platelet-inhibition-in-patients-with-coronary-cerebral-and-peripheral-macroangiopathy-what-when-and-how-long
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REVIEW
M Halbach, S Baldus
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of platelet aggregation can reduce the rate of vascular events in patients with coronary artery disease, carotid artery stenosis and symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. The choice of platelet inhibitors in monotherapy and combination therapy as well as the duration of dual platelet inhibition depend on the clinical situation and individual patient characteristics. GOAL: The present review summarizes the latest data from clinical trials and recommendations regarding platelet inhibition in coronary, cerebral and peripheral arterial disease...
January 16, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337048/pathologic-findings-of-symptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis-several-decades-after-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#5
Shuichi Tonomura, Keiji Shimada, Naoko Funatsu, Yoshiaki Kakehi, Hisao Shimizu, Nobuyuki Takahashi
Improved long-term survival of malignancy has drawn increased attention to late cerebrovascular toxicity after neck radiotherapy. Recently, neck radiotherapy has been found as a significant risk factor of carotid artery stenosis and ischemic stroke; however, long-term adverse effects of radiation in large arteries remain unknown. Here, we described an autopsied case with recurrent ischemic stroke associated with ipsilateral carotid artery stenosis several decades after neck radiation therapy. Pathologically, there were intima-media fibrosis, endothelial cell loss, and decreased expression of thrombomodulin in irradiated carotid artery stenosis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337010/protective-effects-of-a-radical-scavenger-edaravone-on-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-against-oxidative-stress
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Hajime Takase, Anna C Liang, Nobukazu Miyamoto, Gen Hamanaka, Ryo Ohtomo, Takakuni Maki, Loc-Duyen D Pham, Josephine Lok, Eng H Lo, Ken Arai
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) play critical roles in maintaining the number of oligodendrocytes in white matter. Previously, we have shown that oxidative stress dampens oligodendrocyte regeneration after white matter damage, while a clinically proven radical scavenger, edaravone, supports oligodendrocyte repopulation. However, it is not known how edaravone exerts this beneficial effect against oxidative stress. Using in vivo and in vitro experiments, we have examined whether edaravone exhibits direct OPC-protective effects...
January 11, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336392/transesophageal-echocardiography-evaluation-of-the-aortic-arch-branches
#7
REVIEW
Thimmangouda A Patil, Santosh Kumar Ambli
Visualization of aortic arch branches by transesophageal echocardiography has been technically challenging. Visualizing these vessels helps in identifying the extent of dissection of the aorta, assessing the severity of carotid artery stenosis, presence of atheromatous plaques, patency of the left internal mammary artery graft, confirmation of subclavian artery cannulation, confirming holodiastolic flow reversal in the left subclavian artery by spectral Doppler imaging in case of severe aortic regurgitation, and confirming the optimal position of the intraaortic balloon perioperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334511/evaluation-of-recombinant-factor-viia-tranexamic-acid-and-desmopressin-to-reduce-prasugrel-related-bleeding-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-in-a-rabbit-model
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Fanny Bonhomme, Thomas Lecompte, Charles M Samama, Anne Godier, Pierre Fontana
BACKGROUND: Prasugrel is a thienopyridine that inhibits platelet aggregation more rapidly and effectively than clopidogrel, with an increased bleeding risk. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of three nonspecific haemostatic drugs - recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), tranexamic acid and desmopressin (DDAVP) - to limit blood loss after administration of prasugrel in a rabbit model of bleeding while also evaluating any prothrombotic effects...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329733/association-between-leukoaraiosis-and-cerebral-blood-flow-territory-alteration-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
#10
Y-F Chen, Y-S Kuo, W-C Wu, S-C Tang, S-F Jiang
AIM: To test the hypothesis that leukoaraiosis (also known as white matter lesion) is associated with cerebral blood flow territory change as revealed by territorial arterial spin-labeling (TASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis (aICAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this study. Thirty-three patients with aICAS were included prospectively and divided into high-grade (ultrasonographic stenosis ≥70%, n=17) and low-grade (n=16) groups; 16 healthy subjects were also included...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327345/serum-lipoprotein-a-predicts-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-stenosis
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Fabio Rigamonti, Federico Carbone, Fabrizio Montecucco, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Fabienne Burger, Aline Roth, Maria Bertolotto, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Domenico Palombo, Aldo Pende, Franco Dallegri, François Mach, Stefano Bertolini, Livia Pisciotta
Different cut-off values of serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] were recently identified in order to better stratify cardiovascular risk categories. Both pathophysiological and prognostic values of Lp(a) remain unclear. Here, the prognostic value of Lp(a) and its correlation with intraplaque features were assessed in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis undergoing endarterectomy (n=180). The cut-off value of 10 mg/dL for serum Lp(a) was selected to predict 24-month follow-up acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In addition, the association between serum Lp(a) and intraplaque lipids, collagen, inflammatory and vascular cells was assessed...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326849/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-carotid-artery-disease
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Akın Çakır, Eyüp Düzgün, Serkan Demir, Yavuz Çakır, Melih Hamdi Ünal
Objectives: To evaluate the effect of carotid artery disease on retinal morphology by means of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Materials and Methods: We examined 23 eyes with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis and 24 age- and gender-matched healthy eyes as a control group in this prospective, case-control study. Compherensive ophthalmic examination and SD-OCT scan were performed to all the patients. The average RNFL and macular thicknesses (MT) in the nine macular ETDRS areas were the major OCT measurements for our study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326378/the-casper-stent-system-for-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Sebastian J Mutzenbach, Katharina Millesi, Cornelia Roesler, Erasmia Broussalis, Slaven Pikija, Johann Sellner, Lukas Machegger, Christoph J Griessenauer, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer
PURPOSE: To report the results of a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data evaluating the safety and efficacy of a double layer stent engineered for carotid artery occlusive disease. METHODS: Between January 2014 and February 2017, 138 patients (25.4% women; median age 71 years) underwent Casper stent implantation for carotid artery stenosis. Eligibility criteria included stenosis >70% of vessel diameter (or >50% diameter with ulceration) in symptomatic patients or asymptomatic patients with >80% stenosis at the carotid bifurcation or in the proximal internal carotid artery...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326139/carotid-artery-wall-imaging-perspective-and-guidelines-from-the-asnr-vessel-wall-imaging-study-group-and-expert-consensus-recommendations-of-the-american-society-of-neuroradiology
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L Saba, C Yuan, T S Hatsukami, N Balu, Y Qiao, J K DeMarco, T Saam, A R Moody, D Li, C C Matouk, M H Johnson, H R Jäger, M Mossa-Basha, M E Kooi, Z Fan, D Saloner, M Wintermark, D J Mikulis, B A Wasserman
Identification of carotid artery atherosclerosis is conventionally based on measurements of luminal stenosis and surface irregularities using in vivo imaging techniques including sonography, CT and MR angiography, and digital subtraction angiography. However, histopathologic studies demonstrate considerable differences between plaques with identical degrees of stenosis and indicate that certain plaque features are associated with increased risk for ischemic events. The ability to look beyond the lumen using highly developed vessel wall imaging methods to identify plaque vulnerable to disruption has prompted an active debate as to whether a paradigm shift is needed to move away from relying on measurements of luminal stenosis for gauging the risk of ischemic injury...
January 11, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325936/carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-features-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#15
Runming Sun, Lixia Wang, Cuiling Guan, Wenyuan Cao, Bing Tian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the carotid atherosclerotic plaque features in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: A total of 288 patients meeting the included criteria were enrolled and divided into ulcer plaque group (n = 139) and none ulcer plaque group (n = 149). Patients in ulcer plaque group were further subdivided into < and ≥ 50% stenosis group. Carotid plaque components characteristics including luminal stenosis, carotid plaque volume, hypoechoic plaque volume and hyperechoic plaque volume were analyzed by color Doppler ultrasound measurement...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324900/internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-a-novel-surgical-model-for-moyamoya-syndrome
#16
Jill M Roberts, Michael E Maniskas, Justin F Fraser, Gregory J Bix
Moyamoya is a cerebrovascular disorder characterized by progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries. There are two forms: Disease and Syndrome, with each characterized by the sub-population it affects. Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) is more prominent in adults in their 20's-40's, and is often associated with autoimmune diseases. Currently, there are no surgical models for inducing moyamoya syndrome, so our aim was to develop a new animal model to study this relatively unknown cerebrovascular disease...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324813/increase-in-extraction-of-i-123-iomazenil-in-patients-with-chronic-cerebral-ischemia
#17
Hiroki Kato, Kayako Isohashi, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
BACKGROUND: Cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed substances like oxygen has been suggested to change according to the cerebral blood flow (CBF) and status of the microvasculature. The relationships between the cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed lipophilic tracers and the severity of cerebral ischemia has not yet been clarified. In the present study, we attempted to elucidate the association between the extraction fraction of the lipophilic tracer I-123 iomazenil (IMZ) (IMZ-EF) and the oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) derived from O-15 PET in patients with chronic steno-occlusive disease of internal carotid artery (ICA) or middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322480/intra-operative-video-characterization-of-carotid-artery-pulsation-patterns-in-case-series-with-post-endarterectomy-hypertension-and-hyperperfusion-syndrome
#18
Yiming Xiao, Hassan Rivaz, Hidetoshi Kasuya, Suguru Yokosako, Cristina Mindru, Jeanne Teitelbaum, Denis Sirhan, David Sinclair, Mark Angle, Benjamin W Y Lo
Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is a complication that can occur after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), the treatment of choice to decrease the subsequent risk of fatal or disabling stroke for patients with symptomatic severe stenosis of the carotid artery. Because of its rarity and complexity, the mechanism of the condition is still unclear, making its prevention via prediction and monitoring challenging. This is especially true during surgery, when multiple factors can induce physiological changes, including blood pressure and baroreceptor functions, which are crucial factors for post-CEA hypertension and CHS...
January 10, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317141/serum-levels-of-osteopontin-predict-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis
#19
Federico Carbone, Fabio Rigamonti, Fabienne Burger, Aline Roth, Maria Bertolotto, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Domenico Palombo, Aldo Pende, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Alessandra Vecchié, Franco Dallegri, François Mach, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory mediators in the blood stream and within plaques are key determinants in atherogenesis. Here, we investigated serum osteopontin (OPN) as a potential predictor of poor outcome in patients with severe carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS: Carotid plaques and serum were collected from patients asymptomatic (n=185) or symptomatic (n=40) for ischemic stroke. Plaques were stained for lipids, smooth muscle cells, neutrophils, M1 and M2 macrophage subsets and matrix metallopropteinase-9 (MMP-9)...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316564/primary-prevention-of-stroke-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-scientific-update
#20
Stefana Catalina Bilha, Alexandru Burlacu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Adrian Covic
BACKGROUND: Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for stroke, official recommendations for the primary prevention of stroke in CKD are generally lacking. SUMMARY: We searched PubMed and ISI Web of Science for randomised controlled trials, observational studies, reviews, meta-analyses and guidelines referring to measures of stroke prevention or to the treatment of stroke-associated risk factors (cardiovascular disease in general and atrial fibrillation (AF), arterial hypertension or carotid artery disease in particular) among the CKD population...
January 9, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
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