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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637237/long-term-evolutionary-change-in-the-lumen-of-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-following-angioplasty-and-stenting
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Simon C H Yu, Tiffany W W Lau, Simon S M Wong, Kwok T Lee, Lawrence K S Wong, Thomas W H Leung
BACKGROUND: Angioplasty and stenting is a recognized treatment option for patients with intracranial atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term evolutionary luminal changes of intracranial atherosclerosis after angioplasty and stenting. METHODS: This was a retrospective study with patient consent. Eighty-two patients presenting with acute and minor cerebral ischemia due to stenosis ≥70%, who had received medical therapy with or without stenting (Wingspan), were invited...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627865/the-value-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-and-an-analysis-of-related-factors
#2
Le Jiang, Yuehua Zhao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to explore the application and clinical significance of color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) in diagnosing lower extremity vascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: The lower extremity arteries of 81 patients with T2DM and 50 control patients were examined by CDU for blood vessel diameter, intima-media thickness, plaque on the vessel wall, lumen stenosis and filling defect in blood flow. The occurrence of diabetes mellitus was investigated in additional T2DM patients of various ages...
September 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623743/repeated-measurements-of-serum-concentrations-of-tnf-alpha-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-10-in-the-evaluation-of-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-progression
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Przemyslaw Puz, Anetta Lasek-Bal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The inflammatory process (with TNFα, interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 involvement) plays a key role in the development, progression and destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study was to assess the importance of double-checked measurements of TNFα, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-10 (Il-10) serum levels in patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis to determine the dynamics of changes in the stenosis degree and in the ultrasound plaque morphology...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622581/assessment-of-atherosclerotic-luminal-narrowing-of-coronary-arteries-based-on-morphometrically-generated-visual-guides
#4
Rolf F Barth, David A Kellough, Patricia Allenby, Luke E Blower, Scott H Hammond, Greg M Allenby, L Maximilian Buja
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Determination of the degree of stenosis of atherosclerotic coronary arteries is an important part of postmortem examination of the heart, but, unfortunately, estimation of the degree of luminal narrowing can be imprecise and tends to be approximations. Visual guides can be useful to assess this, but earlier attempts to develop such guides did not employ digital technology. Using this approach, we have developed two computer-generated morphometric guides to estimate the degree of luminal narrowing of atherosclerotic coronary arteries...
May 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616344/vascular-approaches-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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REVIEW
Isaac Pascual, Amelia Carro, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernández-Vaquero, Rocío Díaz, Jose Rozado, Rebeca Lorca, María Martín, Jacobo Silva, César Morís
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a rapidly evolving therapeutic modality currently available for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) that are unsuitable for surgery because of technical/anatomical issues or high-estimated surgical risk. Transfemoral approach is the preferred TAVI delivery route when possible. Alternative non-transfemoral access options include transaortic, trans-subclavian and transapical access. Other approaches are also feasible (transcarotid, transcaval, and antegrade aortic) but are restricted to operators and hospitals with experience...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611836/simultaneous-kissing-stenting-a-valuable-technique-for-reconstructing-the-stenotic-initial-segment-of-the-right-subclavian-artery
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Ping Zhang, Daiqi Chen, Daishi Tian, Qiang Zhang, Minghuan Wang, Qian Li, Xiang Luo
Atherosclerotic stenosis or occlusion often involves the subclavian artery. For lesions that are close to the orifice of the right subclavian artery, stenting of the right subclavian artery itself blocks the pathway from the innominate artery to the right carotid artery and causes problems in patients with multiple angiostenosis, especially involving the right carotid system. In this study, we report 2 cases using simultaneous kissing stenting (SKS) of the right subclavian artery and the right carotid artery to relieve right subclavian stenosis and maintain right carotid system patency...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611148/failure-to-account-for-practice-effects-leads-to-clinical-misinterpretation-of-cognitive-outcome-following-carotid-endarterectomy
#7
Christopher J Marley, Andrew Sinnott, Judith E Hall, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Paul V Woodsford, Michael H Lewis, Damian M Bailey
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure to remove stenotic atherosclerotic plaque from the origin of the carotid artery to reduce the risk of major stroke. Its impact on postoperative cognitive function (POCF) remains controversial; complicated, in part, by a traditional failure to account for practice effects incurred during consecutive psychometric testing. To address this for the first time, we performed psychometric testing (learning and memory, working memory, attention and information processing, and visuomotor coordination) in 15 male patients aged 68 ± 8 years with symptomatic carotid stenosis the day before and 24 h following elective CEA (two consecutive tests, 48 h apart)...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606788/coronary-bifurcation-model-created-using-a-novel-directional-heat-injury-catheter
#8
Kenji Nakatsuma, Shin Watanabe, Akihiro Tokushige, Erika Yamamoto, Bingyuan Bao, Hiroki Watanabe, Takeshi Kimura, Naritatsu Saito
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to develop a swine coronary bifurcation model. BACKGROUND: In human coronary bifurcation lesion, atherosclerotic plaques are usually observed in the lateral wall, whereas the flow divider regions are spared. There is currently no suitable coronary bifurcation animal model, on which a new stent can be tested. METHODS: We developed a novel directional heat injury catheter, which comprised of a non-compliant balloon catheter (diameter: 3...
June 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597323/stent-induced-flow-disturbances-in-the-ipsilateral-external-carotid-artery-following-internal-carotid-artery-stenting-a%C3%A2-temporary-cause-of-jaw-claudication
#9
Georgiana-Aura Giurgea, Markus Haumer, Irene Mlekusch, Schila Sabeti-Sandor, Petra Dick, Martin Schillinger, Erich Minar, Wolfgang Mlekusch
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that stenting of the internal carotid artery can immediately impede blood flow to the external carotid artery by either plaque shift or stent coverage of the ostium, and thereby cause ischemic symptoms like ipsilateral jaw claudication. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with high-grade asymptomatic stenosis of the internal carotid artery who underwent endovascular treatment were examined by ultrasound of the external carotid artery and performed an exercise test by chewing chewing gum synchronously to an electronic metronome for 3 min...
June 9, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597124/relative-atherosclerotic-plaque-volume-by-ct-coronary-angiography-trumps-conventional-stenosis-assessment-for-identifying-flow-limiting-lesions
#10
Nahoko Kato, Satoru Kishi, Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Frank J Rybicki, Shuzou Tanimoto, Jiro Aoki, Mika Watanabe, Yu Horiuchi, Koichi Furui, Kazuhiro Hara, Kenji Ibukuro, Joao A C Lima, Kengo Tanabe
The new methods for diagnosing the ischemia with coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) as a noninvasive test have been investigated. To compare the relative plaque volume to quantitative CTA and quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) for detecting flow-limiting coronary artery stenoses. We studied 49 patients with 55 intermediate lesions (30-69% diameter stenosis) who underwent CTA, coronary angiography (CAG), and FFR. CTA and QCA measures included lesion length, percent diameter stenosis (%DS), minimal lumen diameter (MLD), target main vessel percent plaque volume (%PV), lesion %PV, target main vessel percent lumen volume (%LV), and lesion %LV...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596375/nlrp3-inflammasome-inhibition-by-mcc950-reduces-atherosclerotic-lesion-development-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Thomas van der Heijden, Eva Kritikou, Wouter Venema, Janine van Duijn, Peter J van Santbrink, Bram Slütter, Amanda C Foks, Ilze Bot, Johan Kuiper
OBJECTIVE: Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes, and their activation has been associated with cardiovascular disease. Inflammasome activation leads to secretion of caspase-1 by innate immune cells, resulting in the activation of interleukin-1β. Recently, a potent and selective inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome, MCC950, was described. In this study, we investigated the effect of MCC950 on atherosclerotic lesion development in apoE(-/-) mice. APPROACH AND RESULTS: First, we determined the efficacy of MCC950 in vitro...
June 8, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594847/kidney-volume-to-gfr-ratio-predicts-functional-improvement-after-revascularization-in-atheromatous-renal-artery-stenosis
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Constantina Chrysochou, Darren Green, James Ritchie, David L Buckley, Philip A Kalra
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown no overall benefit of renal revascularization in atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD). However, 25% of patients demonstrate improvement in renal function. We used the ratio of magnetic resonance parenchymal volume (PV) to isotopic single kidney glomerular filtration rate (isoSKGFR) ratio as our method to prospectively identify "improvers" before revascularization. METHODS: Patients with renal artery stenosis who were due revascularization were recruited alongside non-ARVD hypertensive CKD controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592064/-clinical-analysis-on-monitoring-and-comprehensive-treatment-after-carotid-endarterectomy
#13
X Y Wang, Z H Sun, L Liu, C Wu, Z Ji
Objective: To discuss the therapeutic effect of management of carotid endarterectomy in care unit. Methods: A total of 315 patients with carotid atherosclerotic stenosis were enrolled. All of the patients were taken into care unit under tracheal intubation anesthesia after carotid endarterectomy. Then the patients were managed with a breathing machine, continuous sedation, strict monitoring of hemodynamics and pupil change, strict control of heart rate and blood pressure, atomization inhalation therapy, treatment of anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy and classification management of airway...
May 30, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591063/a-new-technique-for-lipid-core-plaque-detection-by-optical-coherence-tomography-for-prevention-of-peri-procedural-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
#14
Yongcheol Kim, Muthukaruppan Gnanadesigan, Gijs van Soest, Thomas W Johnson
RATIONALE: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) provides effective revascularization of atherosclerotic coronary arteries but the invasive nature of treatment can result in complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year old man underwent coronary angiography due to chest pain with minimal ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads of the electrocardiogram. DIAGNOSIS: We proceeded directly to coronary angiography and delineated a moderate stenosis with haziness in the mid right coronary artery (RCA)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587323/clinical-relevance-of-gemstone-spectral-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-carotid-atherosclerosis
#15
Jing-Jian Wang, Shu-Jie Fan, Long-Long Wang, Yan-Zhong Gao, Xiao-Juan Liu
A variety of imaging methods can be used in the diagnosis of atherosclerotic plaques. In the present study, we investigated the morphology and composition of atherosclerotic plaque associated with ischemic cerebral infarction by comparing gemstone spectral computed tomography (GSCT) and traditional multi-slice CT (MSCT). In total, 200 patients were enrolled and divided into the experimental group (n=100), which underwent GSCT, and the control group (n=100), which underwent MSCT. All the cases were followed up to observe disease outcomes in patients with different atherosclerotic plaque types, and adverse events in carotid artery stenosis or cerebral infarction were recorded...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575478/the-preservation-of-cognition-1-yr-after-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-with-prior-cognitive-decline
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Robert J Dempsey, Daren C Jackson, Stephanie M Wilbrand, Carol C Mitchell, Sara E Berman, Sterling C Johnson, Nirvedh H Meshram, Tomy Varghese, Bruce P Hermann
BACKGROUND: Vascular cognitive decline is critically important in the course of atherosclerosis and stroke. OBJECTIVE: To explore the hypothesis that carotid endarterectomy (CEA) by removing an unstable plaque may slow the course of vascular cognitive decline in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. METHODS: Patients with clinically significant (>60%) carotid stenosis were studied preop and 1 yr post-CEA for clinical symptoms, vascular cognitive decline, instability of carotid plaque-presence of microemboli, brain white matter changes, and medical risk factors...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574038/-prediction-of-ischaemic-lesions-of-the-brain-in-reconstructive-operations-on-internal-carotid-arteries
#17
M M Tanashian, R B Medvedev, A N Evdokimenko, É G Gemdzhian, S I Ckrylev, O V Lagoda, M V Krotenkova, A S Suslin
The present study was undertaken to examine the relationship between the level of the intensity of the ultrasonic signal reflected from atherosclerotic plaques (ATP) of carotid arteries and the risk for formation of an ischaemic lesion in the brain matter, detected during diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) performed 24 hours after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS). Our prospective study included a total of 78 patients presenting with stenosis of the sinus of the interior carotid artery...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566152/sonographic-evaluation-of-atherosclerosis-burden-in-carotid-arteries-of-ischemic-stroke-patients-and-its-relation-to-paraoxonase-1-and-2-mthfr-and-at1r-genetic-variants
#18
Carmen Rosa Hernández-Socorro, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Esparragón, Jennifer Celli, Juan Carlos López-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: Common variants of the Paraoxonase (PON), 5-Methyl-Tetrahydrofolate-Reductase (MTHFR) and Angiotensin-II receptor 1 (AT1R) genes have been associated with ischemic stroke (IS) risk. Moreover, carotid atherosclerosis is a common cause of IS. The aim of this study is to explore whether variants in these genes associate with the severity of ultrasonographic determined atherosclerosis assessed in carotid arteries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Etiologic subtype of cerebral ischemia was determined according to the TOAST classification...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562413/renal-adiposity-confounds-quantitative-assessment-of-markers-of-renal-diffusion-with-mri-a-proposed-correction-method
#19
Behzad Ebrahimi, Ahmed Saad, Kai Jiang, Christopher M Ferguson, Hui Tang, John R Woollard, James F Glockner, Stephen C Textor, Lilach O Lerman
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have indicated that excessive fat may confound assessment of diffusion in organs with high fat content, such as the liver and breast. However, the extent of this effect in the kidney, which is not considered a major fat deposition site, remains unclear. This study tested the hypothesis that renal fat may impact diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) parameters, and proposes a 3-compartment model (TCM) to circumvent this effect. METHODS: Using computer simulations, we investigated the effect of fat on assessment of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), and TCM-derived pure-diffusivity...
May 29, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557988/synergy-of-circulating-mir-212-with-markers-for-cardiovascular-risks-to-enhance-estimation-of-atherosclerosis-presence
#20
Hye Seon Jeong, Jee-Yeon Kim, Seo Hyun Lee, Junha Hwang, Jong Wook Shin, Kyu Sang Song, Sukhoon Lee, Jei Kim
Synergy of specific microRNAs (miRNAs) with cardiovascular risk factors to estimate atherosclerosis presence in ischemic stroke patients has not been investigated. The present study aimed to identify atherosclerosis-related circulating miRNAs and to evaluate interaction with other cardiovascular markers to improve the estimation of atherosclerosis presence. We performed a miRNA profiling study using serum of 15 patients with acute ischemic stroke who were classified by the presence of no (n = 8) or severe (n = 7) stenosis on intracranial and extracranial vessels, which identified miR-212, -372, -454, and -744 as miRNAs related with atherosclerosis presence...
2017: PloS One
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