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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214453/reciprocal-regulation-of-enos-h2s-and-co-synthesizing-enzymes-in-human-atheroma-correlation-with-plaque-stability-and-effects-of-simvastatin
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Fragiska Sigala, Panagiotis Efentakis, Dimitra Karageorgiadi, Konstadinos Filis, Paraskevas Zampas, Efstathios K Iliodromitis, George Zografos, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Ioanna Andreadou
The molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying plaque destabilization remain obscure. We sought to elucidate the correlation between NO, H2S and CO-generating enzymes, nitro-oxidative stress and plaque stability in carotid arteries. Carotid atherosclerotic plaques were collected from 62 patients who had undergone endarterectomy due to internal artery stenosis. Following histological evaluation the plaques were divided into stable and unstable ones. To investigate the impact of simvastatin we divided patients with stable plaques, into those receiving and to those not receiving simvastatin...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203024/-significance-of-renal-filtration-fraction-evaluation-of-renal-artery-stenting-for-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-treatment
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Q C Feng, X Li, J Y Luan, C M Wang, T R Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the significance of filtration fraction (FF) and renal artery stenting in the treatment of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. METHODS: In the study, 42 cases of renal artery stenosis were treated with 52 renal artery stent implantation. Percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty and stent (PTRAS) of the patients' health side kidney, ipsilateral kidney (renal) glomerular filtration rate (GFR), renal effective renal plasma flow effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), kidney filtration fraction changes of preoperative and postoperative serum creatinine (SCR) and the changes in the patients with blood pressure (SBP) and the changes after taking antihypertensive drugs were observed and analyzed...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187174/hyperglycemia-effect-on-coronary-disease-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-evaluated-by-intracoronary-ultrasonography
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Beatriz Dal Santo Francisco Bonamichi, Erika Bezerra Parente, Ana Carolina Noronha Campos, Adriano Namo Cury, João Eduardo Nunes Salles
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is characterized by dyslipidemia, central obesity, hypertension and hyperglycemia. However, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may or may not be present in metabolic syndrome. MS and T2DM are considered important cardiovascular risk factors, but the role of hyperglycemia in coronary disease is still contested in the literature. Therefore, we decided to evaluate the effect of hyperglycemia on the severity of coronary disease in MS patients, with or without T2DM, submitted to coronary angiography (CA) and intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185650/usefulness-of-a-systematic-screening-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-people-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-for-cardiovascular-risk-reclassification
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Marjorie Helfre, Claire Grange, Benjamin Riche, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Charles Thivolet, Julien Vouillarmet
AIMS: Routine screening of carotid atherosclerosis lesions is frequently suggested for people with type 2 diabetes, the presence of a carotid lesion being associated with a significant increase risk for vascular events. However, the impact of this strategy on medical management is not validated. We herein question the usefulness of such screening. METHODS: We assessed the prevalence and severity of carotid lesions in 337 consecutive people with type 2 diabetes without known cardiovascular disease who underwent a systematic carotid duplex ultrasonography...
February 6, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185445/a-comparative-study-of-percutaneous-atherectomy-for-femoropopliteal-arterial-occlusive-disease-experiences-in-160-patients
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Yongquan Gu, Mahmoud B Malas, Lixing Qi, Lianrui Guo, Jianming Guo, Hengxi Yu, Zhu Tong, Xixiang Gao, Jian Zhang, Zhonggao Wang
BACKGROUND: SiverHawk directional atherectomy has been used to treat more than 300 thousand cases of lower extremity atherosclerotic occlusive disease in the world since it was approved by FDA in 2003. This study to analyze the safety and effectiveness of symptomatic femoral popliteal atherosclerotic disease treated by directional atheroectomy (DA). METHODS: Clinical data of all consecutive patients treated with percutaneous atherectomy utilizing the SiverHawk plaque excision at one university hospital was retrospectively analyzed...
February 9, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168977/diffuse-coronary-artery-disease-among-other-atherosclerotic-plaque-characteristics-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-predicting-coronary-vessel-specific-ischemia-by-fractional-flow-reserve
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Asim Rizvi, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Ibrahim Danad, Donghee Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Heidi Gransar, Jackie Szymonifka, Fay Y Lin, James K Min
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) permits effective identification of diffuse CAD and atherosclerotic plaque characteristics (APCs). We sought to examine the usefulness of diffuse CAD beyond luminal narrowing and APCs by CCTA to detect vessel-specific ischemia. METHODS: 407 vessels (n = 252 patients) from the DeFACTO diagnostic accuracy study were retrospectively analyzed for percent plaque diffuseness (PD). Percent plaque diffuseness (PD) was obtained on per-vessel level by summation of all contiguous lesion lengths and divided by total vessel length, and was logarithmically transformed (log percent PD)...
January 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163340/automated-tuning-for-parameter-identification-and-uncertainty-quantification-in-multi-scale-coronary-simulations
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Justin S Tran, Daniele E Schiavazzi, Abhay B Ramachandra, Andrew M Kahn, Alison L Marsden
Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which can result in coronary artery stenosis, acute coronary artery occlusion, and eventually myocardial infarction, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Non-invasive characterization of coronary blood flow is important to improve understanding, prevention, and treatment of this disease. Computational simulations can now produce clinically relevant hemodynamic quantities using only non-invasive measurements, combining detailed three dimensional fluid mechanics with physiological models in a multiscale framework...
January 5, 2017: Computers & Fluids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160261/imaging-of-the-ulcerated-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-a-review-of-the-literature
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Vasileios Rafailidis, Ioannis Chryssogonidis, Thomas Tegos, Konstantinos Kouskouras, Afroditi Charitanti-Kouridou
: Carotid atherosclerotic disease constitutes a major modern health problem whose diagnosis primarily relies on imaging. Grading of stenosis has been long used as the main factor for risk stratification and guiding of management. Nevertheless, increasing evidence has shown that additional plaque characteristics such as plaque composition and surface morphology play an important role in the occurrence of symptoms, justifying the term "vulnerable plaque". Carotid plaque surface characteristics either in the form of surface irregularities or ulceration represent an important factor of vulnerability and are associated with the occurrence of neurologic symptoms...
February 3, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157748/large-artery-atherosclerotic-occlusive-disease
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John W Cole
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extracranial or intracranial large artery atherosclerosis is often identified as a potential etiologic cause for ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. Given the high prevalence of large artery atherosclerosis in the general population, determining whether an identified atherosclerotic lesion is truly the cause of a patient's symptomatology can be difficult. In all cases, optimally treating each patient to minimize future stroke risk is paramount. Extracranial or intracranial large artery atherosclerosis can be broadly compartmentalized into four distinct clinical scenarios based upon the individual patient's history, examination, and anatomic imaging findings: asymptomatic and symptomatic extracranial carotid stenosis, intracranial atherosclerosis, and extracranial vertebral artery atherosclerotic disease...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155719/contralateral-artery-enlargement-predicts-carotid-plaque-progression-based-on-machine-learning-algorithm-models-in-apoe-mice
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Bing Li, Yun Jiao, Cong Fu, Bo Xie, Genshan Ma, Gaojun Teng, Yuyu Yao
BACKGROUND: This study specifically focused on anatomical MRI characterization of the low shear stress-induced atherosclerotic plaque in mice. We used machine learning algorithms to analyze multiple correlation factors of plaque to generate predictive models and to find the predictive factor for vulnerable plaque. METHODS: Branches of the left carotid artery in apoE(-/-) and C57BL/6J mice were ligated to produce the partial left carotid artery model. Before surgery, and 7, 14, and 28 days after surgery, in vivo serial MRI measurements of carotid artery diameter were obtained...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154100/stroke-caused-by-atherosclerosis-of-the-major-intracranial-arteries
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Chirantan Banerjee, Marc I Chimowitz
Our goal in this review is to discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke caused by atherosclerosis of the major intracranial arteries. References for the review were identified by searching PubMed for related studies published from 1955 to June 2016 using search terms intracranial stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. Reference sections of published randomized clinical trials and previously published reviews were searched for additional references. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is a highly prevalent cause of stroke that is associated with a high risk of recurrent stroke...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154099/stroke-caused-by-extracranial-disease
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Kevin M Barrett, Thomas G Brott
Extracranial internal carotid artery atherosclerotic occlusive disease is a common ischemic stroke mechanism. Vascular risk factor control remains the cornerstone of stroke prevention in patients with both asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid occlusive diseases. Intensive medical therapy refers to the contemporary approach of antiplatelet therapy, blood pressure control, low-density lipoprotein reduction, and lifestyle modification to reduce stroke risk. Carotid revascularization with endarterectomy or angioplasty and stenting are established treatments for patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis ≥70%...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151862/a-lower-baseline-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-high-mortality-and-newly-cerebrovascular-accidents-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Kai Dong, Xiaoqin Huang, Qian Zhang, Zhipeng Yu, Jianping Ding, Haiqing Song
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is gradually recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and cardio-/cerebrovascular disease. This study aimed to examine the association of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and clinical outcomes at 3 months after the onset of ischemic stroke in a hospitalized Chinese population.Totally, 972 patients with acute ischemic stroke were enrolled into this study. Modified of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equations were used to calculate eGFR and define CKD...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142144/do-lacunar-infarcts-have-different-aetiologies-risk-factor-profiles-of-lacunar-infarcts-in-deep-white-matter-and-basal-ganglia-the-second-manifestations-of-arterial-disease-magnetic-resonance-study
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Raoul P Kloppenborg, Paul J Nederkoorn, Anne M Grool, Laurens J L De Cocker, Willem P T M Mali, Yolanda van der Graaf, Mirjam I Geerlings
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that lacunar infarcts have different etiologies, possibly related to their anatomical location and vascular territory. We investigated the risk factor profiles of patients with new lacunar infarcts in the basal ganglia and deep white matter. METHODS: Within the Second Manifestations of ARTerial disease-Magnetic Resonance study, a prospective cohort on brain changes on MRI in patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic disease, 679 patients (57 ± 9 years) had vascular screening and MRI at baseline and after a mean follow-up of 3...
January 31, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135035/fibrinolysis-inhibitors-in-plaque-stability-a-morphological-association-pai-1-and-tafi-in-advanced-carotid-plaque
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A-C Jönsson Rylander, A Lindgren, J Deinum, G M L Bergström, G Böttcher, I Kalies, K Wåhlander
BACKGROUND: Fibrinolysis plays an important role in destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques and is tightly regulated by specific inhibitors. OBJECTIVE: The fibrinolysis inhibitors PAI-1 and TAFI were quantified and described in the morphological context of advanced carotid plaques (AHA VI-VIII) to elucidate their role in plaque stability. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry in serial sections along the longitudinal axis of endarterectomies from patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis (n=19) were studied using an antibody specific for free PAI-1 (I205), an antibody with high affinity for TAFI/TAFIa (CP17) and established antibodies for SMC (α-actin), endothelial cells (Von Willebrandt Factor, VWF), macrophages (CD68) and platelets (CD42)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130645/subclinical-atherosclerosis-detected-by-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-qatar-a-comparison-between-qataris-and-south-asian-migrants
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Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Ran Heo, Heidi Gransar, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Maryam Alkuwari, Kimberly Elmore, Mille J Gomez, Amin Jayyousi, Mahmoud Zirie, James K Min, Jessica M Peña
PURPOSE: There are limited data regarding subclinical atherosclerosis in Middle Eastern countries. We aimed to describe and compare coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) findings in Qatari native and South Asian migrants at increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We performed CCTA in 251 consecutive volunteers (126 South Asian, 125 Qatari, mean age 50.0 ± 7.3 years, 27.1% female) at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Given differences in baseline risk factors, we employed propensity score matching to create a cohort of 162 subjects for comparative analyses...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121957/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-atherosclerotic-carotid-stenosis-and-plaque-a-population-based-screening-study
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Shin Young Woo, Jin Hyun Joh, Sang-Ah Han, Ho-Chul Park
Atherosclerotic carotid stenosis (ACS) is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Screening for asymptomatic ACS is important to identify the patients who require longitudinal surveillance, medication, or endovascular surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors for ACS and carotid plaque (CP) in Korea using a population-based screening study.We recruited participants during visits to several community welfare centers in Korea. The baseline characteristics of the study population were collected...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118794/concomitant-surgical-treatment-of-symptomatic-carotid-artery-disease-with-a-coexisting-shamblin-i-carotid-body-tumor
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Adriana Torres-Machorro, Rene Lizola, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez
Symptomatic carotid artery atherosclerotic disease is an indication for carotid artery endarterectomy. The coexistence of carotid body tumors (CBTs) with symptomatic carotid disease is rarely encountered and adds significant challenges to vascular surgeons, with a reported overall mortality for patients who undergo endarterectomy and tumor excision of 8.8%, as opposed to the 2% for those who had CBT excision only. We describe the case of a 79-year-old female who experienced an acute cerebrovascular accident in the left hemisphere; duplex ultrasound revealed high-grade carotid stenosis in the left side and the presence of a Shamblin I CBT...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110299/small-aortic-root-in-aortic-stenosis-a-bystander-of-atherosclerotic-burden
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Julien Magne, Dania Mohty, Victor Aboyans
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January 20, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100345/-anti-%C3%AE-2-gp%C3%A2-antibodies-accelerate-the-formation-of-atherosclerosis-in-high-fat-diet-fed-apoe-deficient-mice
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X Y Wang, H Zhou, X J Zhu, L F Xia, C He, Q Q Cai, T Wang
Objective: To investigate the effects of anti-β(2) glycoprotein Ⅰ(β(2)GPⅠ) antibody on atherosclerosis in ApoE deficient mice. Methods: A total of 24 male ApoE deficient mice of specific pathogen free level(six to eight-week old)were divided into normal control group, high fat diet group, high fat diet with anti-β(2)GPⅠ group, high fat diet with homologous control antibody group (n=6 each group). During the feeding period, mice were weighed every 2 weeks and were intraperitoneally injected with anti-β(2)GPⅠIgG (100 μg/per) and homologous control IgG (100 μg/per) according to grouping once a week...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
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