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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808193/evaluation-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-cholesterol-fed-mice-during-treatment-with-paclitaxel-in-lipid-nanoparticles-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Aline D Lima, Ning Hua, Raul C Maranhão, James A Hamilton
Cholesterol-core nanoparticles (LDE) have been shown to be recognized by low-density lipoprotein receptors (LDLR) after administration; therefore, LDE is an ideal vehicle to deliver drug with targeting property. Paclitaxel, when incorporated into LDE, promotes atherosclerosis regression with reduced drug toxicity in rabbits through LDLR. Here, we tested whether LDE-paclitaxel could still be effective in reducing diet-induced atherosclerosis in a mouse model without LDLR. Nineteen LDLR knockout male mice were fed 1% cholesterol for 12 weeks...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807045/a-randomized-multi-center-prospective-study-comparing-best-medical-treatment-versus-best-medical-treatment-plus-renal-artery-stenting-in-patients-with-hemodynamically-relevant-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-radar-one-year-results-of-a-pre-maturely-terminated
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Thomas Zeller, Hans Krankenberg, Andrejs Erglis, Erwin Blessing, Torsten Fuss, Dierk Scheinert, Ralf Weser, Beatrix B Doerr, Wilfrid D Yollo, Joerg Radermacher
BACKGROUND: The indications for conservative "best medical treatment" (BMT) versus additional renal artery stenting are a matter of ongoing debate. The RADAR study aimed to evaluate the impact of percutaneous renal artery stenting on the impaired renal function in patients with hemodynamically significant atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS). METHODS: RADAR is an international, prospective, randomized (1:1) controlled study comparing BMT alone versus BMT plus renal artery stenting in patients with duplex sonographic hemodynamically relevant RAS...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803421/quantitative-coronary-plaque-analysis-predicts-high-risk-plaque-morphology-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-results-from-the-romicat-ii-trial
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Ting Liu, Pál Maurovich-Horvat, Thomas Mayrhofer, Stefan B Puchner, Michael T Lu, Khristine Ghemigian, Pieter H Kitslaar, Alexander Broersen, Amit Pursnani, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik
Semi-automated software can provide quantitative assessment of atherosclerotic plaques on coronary CT angiography (CTA). The relationship between established qualitative high-risk plaque features and quantitative plaque measurements has not been studied. We analyzed the association between quantitative plaque measurements and qualitative high-risk plaque features on coronary CTA. We included 260 patients with plaque who underwent coronary CTA in the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) II trial...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801558/visceral-adiposity-index-lipid-accumulation-product-and-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese
#4
Rui Li, Qi Li, Min Cui, Zegang Ying, Lin Li, Tingting Zhong, Yingchao Huo, Peng Xie
We investigated the association of the newly established lipid accumulation product (LAP) and visceral adiposity index (VAI) with intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS) in middle-aged and elderly Chinese. From June 2012 to January 2013, consecutive patients ≥40 years of age who underwent cerebral vascular imaging for various medical reasons were enrolled in this study. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to evaluate the correlation of VAI and LAP with the risk of ICAS. In total, 845 patients were included in the study...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799447/a-higher-volume-of-fibrotic-tissue-on-virtual-histology-prior-to-coronary-stent-implantation-predisposes-to-more-pronounced-neointima-proliferation
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Steven Haine, Kristien Wouters, Hielko Miljoen, Tom Vandendriessche, Marc Claeys, Johan Bosmans, Christiaan Vrints
BACKGROUND: Since neointima smooth muscle cells (SMC) mainly originate from the vessel wall, we investigated whether atherosclerotic plaque composition influences subsequent in-stent neointima proliferation and restenosis. METHODS: We performed intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with virtual histology in 98 patients prior to elective bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in de novo coronary artery lesions. Virtual histology variables pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were related to in-stent neointima proliferation six months after implantation assessed as late luminal loss of 0...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798867/effect-of-intraplaque-angiogenesis-to-atherosclerotic-rupture-prone-plaque-induced-by-high-shear-stress-in-rabbit-model
#6
Juhui Qiu, Daoxi Lei, Jianjun Hu, Tieying Yin, Kang Zhang, Donghong Yu, Guixue Wang
Atherosclerotic prone-rupture plaque is mainly localized in the region of the entrance to the stenosis with high shear stress and the reasons are largely unknown. Our hypothesis is that such a distribution of cells in atherosclerotic plaque may depend on the angiogenesis. Silastic collars induced regions of high shear stress (20.68 ± 5.27 dynes/cm(2)) in the upstream flow and low shear stress (12.25 ± 1.28 dynes/cm(2)) in the downstream flow in carotid arteries. Compared with the low shear stress region, plaques in the high shear stress region showed more intraplaque haemorrhaging, less collagen and higher apoptotic rates of vascular smooth muscle cells; endothelial cells (ECs) in the high shear stress region were characterized with integrity and high endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression (1570...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798779/one-swallow-does-not-a-summer-make-but-many-swallows-do-accumulating-clinical-evidence-for-nearly-eliminated-peri-procedural-and-30-day-complications-with-mesh-covered-stents-transforms-the-carotid-revascularisation-field
#7
REVIEW
Piotr Musiałek, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui
Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CS) continues to be a common cause of acute ischaemic stroke. Optimised medical therapy (OMT), the first-line treatment modality in CS, may reduce or delay - but it does not abolish - CS-related strokes. As per current AHA/ASA and ESC/ESVS/ESO guidelines, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a less-invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for CS revascularisation in primary and secondary stroke prevention. Ten-year follow-up from the CREST trial in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic CS confirmed equipoise of CAS and CEA in the primary endpoint...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792181/rescue-ptca-in-a-patient-with-single-coronary-anomaly
#8
Parveen Kumar, Hemant Chaturvedi, Ramakrsihna, Sanjeev Sharma
We present a case of rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using right radial approach in a rare case of single coronary artery originating from the right sinus. Although these anomalies and stenosis of anomalous vessels have earlier been reported, treatment of atherosclerotic lesions by PCI has rarely been reported. There is a definite risk during PCI in patients with a single coronary ostium because dissection with the guiding catheter would result in a catastrophic event. Additionally, technical difficulties may occur due to the ostial configuration and course of the branch to be stented...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782453/issues-related-to-renal-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting
#9
Albeir Y Mousa, Mark C Bates, Mike Broce, Joseph Bozzay, Ramez Morcos, Ali F AbuRahma
Renal artery stenosis may play a significant role in the pathogenesis of secondary hypertension, renal dysfunction, and flash pulmonary edema. Currently correction of renal arterial inflow stenosis is reserved for resistant hypertension patients who have failed maximal medical therapy, have worsening renal function and/or unexplained proximal congestive failure. With the recent advances in minimally invasive percutaneous stent placement techniques, open surgical revascularization has been largely replaced by renal artery stenting...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757518/pathological-quantification-of-carotid-artery-plaque-instability-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
#10
Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Tohru Morita, Daisuke Hotta, Ryota Nomura, Yusuke Nakagaki, Takeo Murahashi, Kenji Kamiyama, Tetsuyuki Yoshimoto, Takeshi Aoki, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Unstable atherosclerotic carotid plaques cause cerebral thromboemboli and ischemic events. However, this instability has not been pathologically quantified, so we sought to quantify it in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA).Methods and Results:Carotid plaques were collected during CEA from 67 symptomatic and 15 asymptomatic patients between May 2015 and August 2016. The specimens were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and elastica-Masson. Immunohistochemistry was performed using an endothelial-specific antibody to CD31, CD 34 and PDGFRβ...
July 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756142/pathologic-study-of-intracranial-large-artery-atherosclerosis-in-7260-autopsy-cases
#11
Hiroaki Kimura, Masaki Takao, Norihiro Suzuki, Kazutomi Kanemaru, Ban Mihara, Shigeo Murayama
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic changes in the cerebral arteries may differ with era of birth. Herein, we analyzed the chronological changes of intracranial atherosclerosis in consecutive autopsy cases. METHODS: A total of 7260 autopsy cases from 1972 to 2014 were analyzed. Severity of atherosclerosis was classified using a semi-quantitative scale of pathologic observation of each artery after formalin fixation: 0 = no stenosis; .5 = fatty streaks but no stenosis; 1 = <50% stenosis; 2 = 50%-90% stenosis; 3 = ≥90% stenosis...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752274/renal-artery-stenosis-new-findings-from-the-coral-trial
#12
REVIEW
Rajesh Gupta, Salem Assiri, Christopher J Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to summarize recent advances in the field and highlight important new insights from the Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) trial regarding the optimal management of patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS). RECENT FINDINGS: The CORAL trial demonstrated that subjects with RAS had similar outcomes whether randomized to optimal medical therapy alone or optimal medical therapy plus renal artery stenting...
September 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752200/retrospective-analysis-of-769-cases-of-sudden-cardiac-death-from-2006-to-2015-a-forensic-experience-in-china
#13
Zijiao Ding, Mingzhen Yang, Yunyun Wang, Shifan Wu, Xingang Qiu, Qian Liu
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major health challenge. The records of 769 autopsy cases of SCD examined at Tongji Medicolegal Expertise Center from January 2006 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age of the cases was 46 years, excluding 27 victims in whom the exact age could not be confirmed. The highest incidence of SCD occurred among the 40- to 60-year-old group (45.0%). Male preponderance was observed in SCD cases (male: female ratio: 5.0:1), and this preponderance was even higher (8...
July 27, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751537/management-of-kawasaki-disease-in-adults
#14
REVIEW
Kara J Denby, Daniel E Clark, Larry W Markham
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries. Since the vast majority of Kawasaki disease initially presents at <5 years of age, many adult cardiologists are unfamiliar with the pathophysiology of this disease. This vasculitis has a predilection for coronary arteries with a high complication rate across the lifespan for those with medium to large coronary artery aneurysms. An inflammatory cascade produces endothelial dysfunction and damage to the vascular wall, leading to aneurysmal dilatation...
July 27, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746046/detection-of-specific-chlamydia-pneumoniae-and-cytomegalovirus-antigens-in-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-a-chinese-population
#15
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...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745664/-predictors-of-cerebral-complications-during-carotid-endarterectomy
#16
O V Kamenskaya, I Yu Loginova, V V Lomivorotov
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value of parameters of cerebral oxygenation in estimation of the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) in perioperative and early postoperative phase of carotid endarterectomy (CEE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four hundred and sixty-six patients with hemodynamically significant atherosclerotic lesion of arteries of the brachiocephalic system, who underwent CEE with bilateral monitoring of cerebral oxygenation (rSO2), were enrolled. The end-point of the study was cerebral complications in perioperative and early postoperative phase...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734428/rupture-of-anterolateral-papillary-muscle-resulting-from-small-artery-occlusion
#17
Tomoki Sakata, Kenji Mogi, Manabu Sakurai, Anan Nomura, Masahiko Fujii, Shinichiro Shimizu, Yoshiharu Takahara
A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea and fever. Echocardiography showed a mobile mass on the anterolateral papillary muscle and severe mitral regurgitation. Coronary artery angiography showed no stenotic lesion. Infective endocarditis or cardiac tumor was suspected, and a mitral valve operation was performed. Intraoperative observation revealed a partially ruptured anterolateral papillary muscle and no evidence of infection or tumor. Pathologic examination of the resected papillary muscle showed atherosclerotic changes in small arteries and infarcted areas in different postinfarct time phases along the ruptured edge...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729297/association-between-intracranial-atherosclerotic-calcium-burden-and-angiographic-luminal-stenosis-measurements
#18
H Baradaran, P Patel, G Gialdini, A Giambrone, M P Lerario, B B Navi, J K Min, C Iadecola, H Kamel, A Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Calcification of the intracranial vasculature is an independent risk factor for stroke. The relationship between luminal stenosis and calcium burden in the intracranial circulation is incompletely understood. We evaluated the relationship between atherosclerotic calcification and luminal stenosis in the intracranial ICAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a prospective stroke registry, we identified patients who had both NCCT and CTA or MRA examinations as part of a diagnostic evaluation for ischemic stroke...
July 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726649/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-as-a-marker-of-vulnerable-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
#19
P Štefanič, I Kopolovets, Z Hertelyová, Š Tóth, M Frankovičová
The aim of this study was to compare the concentration of inflammatory vascular markers and morphological structure of atherosclerotic plaque in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with the stenosis of internal carotid artery (ICA). The research was carried out in 70 patients with hemodynamically significant stenosis of ICA out of which 40 (57%) were asymptomatic patients and 30 (43%) were symptomatic patients, of which 20 patients (66%) have had a stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), 10 patients (33%)...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723788/protective-effect-of-the-microcatheter-placed-at-the-normal-vertebral-artery-in-intracranial-stent-assisted-angioplasty-for-vertebral-artery-stenosis-a-case-report
#20
Ming-Yi Wang, Yong-Sheng Liu, Ke Li, Yong-Jian Liu, Feng Wang
RATIONALE: A carefully designed intracranial stent-assisted angioplasty (SAA) is presented here that may prevent subsequent branch artery occlusion. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 72-year-old man with a 3-month history of progressive and intermittent vertigo without any obvious trigger, accompanied by nausea. DIAGNOSES: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease. INTERVENTIONS: the patient underwent intracranial SAA in accordance with the procedure described here...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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