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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930591/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-disease-current-state-and-future-directions-for-an-enigmatic-lipoprotein
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Anum Saeed, Salim S Virani
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is a complex polymorphic lipoprotein. Although structurally similar to low-density lipoprotein, Lp(a) has a glycoprotein, apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)), attached to the apolipoprotein B-100 component. Several unique properties of Lp(a) can be attributed to the presence of apo(a). Several decades of research has improved our understanding of the structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of Lp(a) associated diseases. Genetic, epidemiological, and translational data indicate that elevated Lp(a) levels are likely in the causal pathway for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as calcification of the aortic valves...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925313/hemodynamics-and-oxygen-extraction-in-chronic-large-artery-steno-occlusive-disease-clinical-applications-for-predicting-stroke-risk
#2
Colin P Derdeyn
Depending on the adequacy of collateral sources of blood flow, arterial stenosis or occlusion may lead to reduced perfusion pressure and ultimately reduced blood flow in the distal territory supplied by that vessel. There are two well-defined compensatory mechanisms to reduced pressure or flow - autoregulatory vasodilation and increased oxygen extraction fraction. Other changes, such as metabolic downregulation, are likely. The positive identification of autoregulatory vasodilation and increased oxygen extraction fraction in humans is an established risk factor for future ischemic stroke in some disease states such as atherosclerotic carotid stenosis and occlusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918116/atherosclerotic-disease-and-its-relationship-to-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-facet-arthritis-and-stenosis-with-computed-tomography-angiography
#3
William J Beckworth, John F Holbrook, Lisa G Foster, Laura A Ward, James R Welle
BACKGROUND: The intervertebral disc is the largest avascular structure in the body. It relies on passive diffusion from arteries at the periphery of the disc for nutrition. Prior studies have suggested a correlation between vascular disease and lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) but the association with facet arthritis and stenosis has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of lumbar artery stenosis, aortic atherosclerosis on computed tomography angiography (CTAs) and its relationship to lumbar DDD, facet arthritis and spinal canal stenosis...
September 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917119/a-mechanistic-model-for-drug-release-from-plga-based-drug-eluting-stent-a-computational-study
#4
Jahed Naghipoor, Timon Rabczuk
Atherosclerosis in the coronary artery is one of the leading causes of death in the world. The stenting as a minimally invasive technique was considered as an effective tool to reduce the severity of atherosclerotic stenosis. In-stent restenosis is the main drawback of the stenting in the coronary artery. Understanding the mechanism of drug release from drug-eluting stents and drug uptake in the arterial wall and obtaining more information about their functionality using mathematical modeling and numerical simulation, could be considered as a predictive tool to investigate in-stent restenosis growth which is experimentally expensive to study...
September 8, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916603/phase-2a-clinical-trial-of-mitochondrial-protection-elamipretide-during-stent-revascularization-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Ahmed Saad, Sandra M S Herrmann, Alfonso Eirin, Christopher M Ferguson, James F Glockner, Haraldur Bjarnason, Michael A McKusick, Sanjay Misra, Lilach O Lerman, Stephen C Textor
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis reduces renal blood flow (RBF) and amplifies stenotic kidney hypoxia. Revascularization with percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) and stenting often fails to recover renal function, possibly because of ischemia/reperfusion injury developing after PTRA. Elamipretide is a mitochondrial-targeted peptide that binds to cardiolipin and stabilizes mitochondrial function. We tested the hypothesis that elamipretide plus PTRA would improve renal function, oxygenation, and RBF in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis undergoing PTRA...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903431/detection-of-specific-chlamydia-pneumoniae-and-cytomegalovirus-antigens-in-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-a-chinese-population
#6
Jiachao Cao, Yumin Mao, Bo Dong, Wei Guan, Jia Shi, Suinuan Wang
To explore the relationship between certain pathogens, such as chlamydia pneumonia (Cpn) and cytomegalovirus (CMV), and carotid atherosclerosis (AS) in a Chinese population.Twenty-five carotid atherosclerotic stenosis patients from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital (affiliated with Capital Medical University) participated in the study. After undergoing digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and/or computed tomography angiography (CTA), the degree of carotid artery stenosis was over 70% in all cases, and the patients underwent carotid endarterectomy...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902827/-repeat-prosthetic-repair-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
#7
K S Zamskiĭ, A D Shatokhina, A Iu Zavarzin, G V Mashtanov
Described herein is a clinical case report regarding reoperation on carotid arteries for thrombosis of a synthetic graft of the internal carotid artery in a patient presenting with a multifocal atherosclerotic lesion. Despite medicamentous treatment carried out after the primary operation, the presence of major risk factors had unfavourably contributed to progression of the disseminated atherosclerotic process. During eight years, the patient had endured reconstructive interventions on the brachiocephalic and coronary arteries, as well as on the vessels of the iliac-femoral-popliteal segment...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902813/-surgical-decision-making-during-treatment-of-a-patient-with-multifocal-atherosclerosis-based-on-intraoperative-epiaortic-scanning
#8
A V Marchenko, P A Mialiuk, A S Vronskiĭ
The article deals with a clinical case report regarding surgical management of a patient presenting with multifocal atherosclerosis. Taking into consideration critical stenoses of the anterior interventricular artery (80%) and circumflex artery (80%), as well as subocclusion of the left internal carotid artery and stenosis of the right internal carotid artery (60%), there were high risks for intraoperative cerebral circulation impairment. It was decided to perform a two-stage operation on the coronary and carotid beds...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885101/association-between-the-maximal-distance-of-atrial-septal-protrusion-and-cryptogenic-stroke
#9
Keisuke Tokunaga, Masahiro Yasaka, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Seiji Gotoh, Asako Nakamura, Go Takaguchi, Tetsuro Ago, Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Yasushi Okada
Background and purpose Previous studies have suggested that atrial septal aneurysm is a potential risk factor for cerebral embolism. However, the association between the level of atrial septal protrusion and cerebral embolism is still unclear. The purpose of the present study was to assess the association between the maximal distance of atrial septal protrusion and cryptogenic stroke. Methods A total of 588 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients (70 ± 11 (mean ± SD) years, 401 men) who underwent transesophageal echocardiography were enrolled...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878828/elevated-serum-interleukin-6-is-predictive-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-intermediate-risk-overweight-patients-referred-for-coronary-angiography
#10
Marco V Wainstein, Márcio Mossmann, Gustavo N Araujo, Sandro C Gonçalves, Gabriela L Gravina, Marlei Sangalli, Francine Veadrigo, Roselene Matte, Rejane Reich, Fernanda G Costa, Michael Andrades, Antônio Marcos V da Silva, Marcello C Bertoluci
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays a central role in atherosclerosis and inflammation. It may improve risk prediction in patients at intermediate cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of serum IL-6 in predicting early angiographic coronary artery disease in patients at intermediate cardiovascular risk with chest pain. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, patients referred for coronary angiography due to suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) were included...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874779/relation-between-characteristics-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-brain-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-asymptomatic-patients
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Enrico Ammirati, Francesco Moroni, Marco Magnoni, Maria A Rocca, Roberta Messina, Nicoletta Anzalone, Costantino De Filippis, Isabella Scotti, Francesca Besana, Pietro Spagnolo, Ornella E Rimoldi, Roberto Chiesa, Andrea Falini, Massimo Filippi, Paolo G Camici
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) can be incidentally found in patients with carotid atherosclerosis on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We investigated the relationship between WMH and characteristics of carotid plaques in asymptomatic patients without indication for carotid revascularization. We prospectively screened 235 consecutive patients with carotid stenosis <70%. After excluding patients with confounding causes of cerebral damage, 67 asymptomatic patients underwent carotid computed tomography angiography (CTA), contrast-enhanced ultrasound and brain MRI...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862936/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-carotid-artery-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-chinese-patients-with-cerebrovascular-symptoms-a-chinese-atherosclerosis-risk-evaluation-ii-study
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Xihai Zhao, Daniel S Hippe, Rui Li, Gador M Canton, Binbin Sui, Yan Song, Feiyu Li, Yunjing Xue, Jie Sun, Kiyofumi Yamada, Thomas S Hatsukami, Dongxiang Xu, Maoxue Wang, Chun Yuan
BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture is an important source of ischemic stroke. However, the prevalence of high-risk plaque (HRP) defined as plaques with luminal surface disruption, a lipid-rich necrotic core occupying >40% of the wall, or intraplaque hemorrhage in Chinese population remains unclear. This study uses carotid magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) to investigate HRP prevalence in carotid arteries of Chinese patients with cerebrovascular symptoms. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with cerebral ischemic symptoms in the anterior circulation within 2 weeks and carotid plaque determined by ultrasound were recruited and underwent CMRI...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856989/from-vulnerable-plaque-to-blood-healthy-therapy
#13
Sun Yuhua, Wang Baoping
Cardiovascular atherosclerotic disease is the leading cause of death in China and in Western nations. People with plaque or stenosis in the coronary artery or the carotid artery are the most susceptible population to suffer from acute events. Current investigations showed that plaque with the characteristics of intra-plaque hemorrhage or a thin cap with a large lipid core was causally associated with vulnerable plaque and plaque rupture. Of the many plaque ruptures occurring in patients with atherosclerotic disease, very few will trigger symptomatic events, rendering it exceedingly difficult to predict adverse outcomes...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856507/the-effect-of-non-stroke-cardiovascular-disease-states-on-risk-for-cognitive-decline-and-dementia-a-systematic-and-meta-analytic-review
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REVIEW
Kayla B Stefanidis, Christopher D Askew, Kim Greaves, Mathew J Summers
Cardiovascular disease is associated with increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia, but it is unclear whether this risk varies across disease states or occurs in the absence of symptomatic stroke. To examine the evidence of increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia following non-stroke cardiovascular disease we conducted two independent meta-analyses in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. The first review examined cardiovascular diagnoses (atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, periphery artery disease and myocardial infarction) while the second review assessed the impact of atherosclerotic burden (as indicated by degree of stenosis, calcification score, plaque morphology or number of plaques)...
August 30, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852489/split-renal-function-in-patients-with-unilateral-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-effect-of-renal-angioplasty
#15
Aso Saeed, Elzbieta Nowakowska- Fortuna, Gert Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) on split renal function (SRF) in patients with unilateral atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all consecutively examined patients at our centre with significant ARAS undergoing PTRA during 2002-07. A significant ARAS was defined as a lesion with a trans-stenotic mean arterial pressure gradient of at least 10 mmHg or a diameter stenosis >50% on angiography...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841817/plasma-osteopontin-concentration-is-elevated-in-patients-with-coronary-bare-metal-stent-restenosis
#16
Kerem Can Yilmaz, Ugur Abbas Bal, Emir Karacaglar, Kaan Okyay, Alp Aydinalp, Aylin Yildirir, Haldun Muderrisoglu
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin is a component of atherosclerotic lesions, secreted by monocytes, macrophages and endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells, which together are responsible for neointimal proliferation. We examined whether elevated plasma osteopontin concentration was associated with in-stent restenosis in patients with coronary artery disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 91 patients who underwent coronary artery stenting, and 60 control patients with normal findings on coronary angiography, between June 2012 and September 2013...
August 25, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836464/flow-visualisation-study-of-spiral-flow-in-the-aorta-renal-bifurcation
#17
David Fulker, Ashkan Javadzadegan, Zuming Li, Tracie Barber
The aim of this study was to analyse the flow dynamics in an idealised model of the aorta-renal bifurcation using flow visualisation, with a particular focus on the effect of aorta-to-renal flow ratio and flow spirality. The recirculation length was longest when there was low flow in the renal artery and smaller in the presence of spiral flow. The results also indicate that patients without spiral flow or who have low flow in the renal artery due to the presence of stenosis may be susceptible to heightened development of atherosclerotic lesions...
August 24, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826727/randomized-comparison-of-femoropopliteal-artery-drug-eluting-balloons-and-drug-eluting-stents-forest-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Hidde Jongsma, Patricia van Mierlo-van den Broek, Farshad Imani, Daniel van den Heuvel, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Bram Fioole
The optimal endovascular treatment for femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease has yet to be assessed. Patency rates after uncoated balloon angioplasty are disappointing. Although stents have better outcomes, they also have limitations. Intra-arterial stenting may lead to stent thrombosis and flow pattern disruption, which may result in stent fracture or in-stent restenosis. In the past decade, drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) and drug-eluting stents (DESs) have been introduced, and both have been proven to possess antirestenotic features compared with conventional techniques...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821297/differential-expression-of-osteopontin-and-osteoprotegerin-mrna-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-between-patients-with-severe-coronary-artery-disease-and-aortic-valvular-stenosis-association-with-hdl-subclasses
#19
María Luna-Luna, David Cruz-Robles, Nydia Ávila-Vanzzini, Valentín Herrera-Alarcón, Jesús Martínez-Reding, Sergio Criales-Vera, Julio Sandoval-Zárate, Jesús Vargas-Barrón, Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Armando Roberto Tovar-Palacio, José Manuel Fragoso, Elizabeth Carreón-Torres, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Óscar Pérez-Méndez
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest a relationship of the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) with progression and calcification of the atherosclerotic plaque; however, it is unknown if this tissue expresses genes that may participate on these processes and if the expression of these genes is regulated by high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclasses. METHODS: To explore this possibility, we determined the mRNA expression by qPCR of a pro-calcifying gene (osteopontin (OPN)), and two anti-calcifying genes (osteoprotegerin (OPG) and osteonectin (ON)), in biopsies of EAT obtained from 15 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) determined by angiography, and 15 patients with diagnostic of aortic valve stenosis but without CAD as control group...
August 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818261/contemporary-medical-therapies-of-atherosclerotic-carotid-artery-disease
#20
REVIEW
Suk F Cheng, Martin M Brown
Contemporary medical therapy consists of identification and treatment of all patient-modifiable vascular risk factors. Specific atherosclerotic disease therapies are designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis, and the disease progression in order to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Contemporary medical management emphasizes the need to support the patient in achieving lifestyle modifications and to adjust medication to achieve individualized target values for specific quantifiable risk factors...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
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