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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934533/carotid-artery-wall-thickness-in-obese-and-nonobese-adults-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-before-and-following-positive-airway-pressure-treatment
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Jinyoung Kim, Emile R Mohler, Brendan T Keenan, David Maislin, Erna Sif Arnardottir, Thorarinn Gislason, Bryndis Benediktsdottir, Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Andrea Sifferman, Bethany Staley, Frances M Pack, Greg Maislin, Julio A Chirinos, Raymond R Townsend, Allan I Pack, Samuel T Kuna
Study objectives: Debate persists as to whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to compare carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an early sign of atherosclerosis, in obese and nonobese adults with OSA before and following positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment. Methods: A total of 206 adults newly diagnosed with OSA with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of 15-75 events/hour and 53 controls with AHI <10 were studied...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930931/multiple-concomitant-traumatic-pseudoaneurysms-of-the-superficial-temporal-artery
#2
Doga Gurkanlar, Sevda Lafci Fahrioğlu
The authors present a case with a 22-year-old man suffering from a 2 pseudoaneurysms at the temporal region following trauma. The second pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed through an astute use of digital subtraction angiography along with ultrasound to the right external carotid artery which was preferred due to the presence of a vascular pathology at the region of the trauma. During surgery, the distal and proximal ends of both aneurysms were ligated and resected. The concomitant pseudoaneurysms and the use of digital subtraction angiography should be kept in mind in such trauma patients to prevent additional surgical interventions...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930197/red-blood-cell-eicosapentaenoic-acid-inversely-relates-to-mri-assessed-carotid-plaque-lipid-core-burden-in-elders-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Núria Bargalló, Rosa Gilabert, Edwin-Saúl Romero-Mamani, Montserrat Cofán, Philip C Calder, Montserrat Fitó, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Ros, Aleix Sala-Vila
Supplemental marine omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has an anti-atherosclerotic effect. Clinical research on EPA supplied by the regular diet and atherosclerosis is scarce. In the framework of the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) trial, we conducted a cross-sectional study in 161 older individuals at high vascular risk grouped into different stages of carotid atherosclerosis severity, including those without ultrasound-detected atheroma plaque (n = 38), with plaques <2.0 mm thick (n = 65), and with plaques ≥2...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930095/robust-and-practical-non-invasive-estimation-of-local-arterial-wave-speed-and-mean-blood-velocity-waveforms
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Remi Kowalski, Richard Beare, Marie Willemet, Jordi Alastruey, Joseph J Smolich, Michael M H Cheung, Jonathan P Mynard
Local arterial wave speed, a surrogate of vessel stiffness, can be estimated via the pressure-velocity (PU) and diameter-velocity (ln(D)U) loop methods. These assume negligible early-systolic reflected waves (RWes) and require measurement of cross-sectionally averaged velocity (U<sub>mean</sub>), which itself is a valuable quantity related to volumetric blood flow. However, RWes may not always be negligible and routine Doppler ultrasound typically provides maximum velocity waveforms or estimates of mean velocity subject to various errors (U<sub>raw</sub>)...
September 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927895/adherence-to-a-mediterranean-diet-is-associated-with-the-presence-and-extension-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-middle-aged-asymptomatic-adults-the-aragon-workers-health-study
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Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Irina Uzhova, Belén Moreno-Franco, Montserrat León-Latre, José A Casasnovas, Martín Laclaustra, José L Peñalvo, Fernando Civeira
BACKGROUND: The Mediterranean diet (MeDi) is known to prevent cardiovascular events but the mechanisms mediating this association are not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine the association between MeDi adherence and the presence and extent of atherosclerotic plaques in carotid, femoral, and aorta territories and its relationship with risk factors in asymptomatic middle-aged adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of the Aragon Workers' Health Study, a cohort of 2588 subjects (94...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925747/protocol-and-quality-assurance-for-carotid-imaging-in-100-000-participants-of-uk-biobank-development-and-assessment
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Sean Coffey, Adam J Lewandowski, Steve Garratt, Rudy Meijer, Steven Lynum, Ram Bedi, James Paterson, Mohammad Yaqub, J Alison Noble, Stefan Neubauer, Steffen E Petersen, Naomi Allen, Cathie Sudlow, Rory Collins, Paul M Matthews, Paul Leeson
Background Ultrasound imaging is able to quantify carotid arterial wall structure for the assessment of cerebral and cardiovascular disease risks. We describe a protocol and quality assurance process to enable carotid imaging at large scale that has been developed for the UK Biobank Imaging Enhancement Study of 100,000 individuals. Design An imaging protocol was developed to allow measurement of carotid intima-media thickness from the far wall of both common carotid arteries. Six quality assurance criteria were defined and a web-based interface (Intelligent Ultrasound) was developed to facilitate rapid assessment of images against each criterion...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925529/cerebrovascular-response-to-the-cold-pressor-test-the-critical-role-of-carbon-dioxide
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Michael M Tymko, Thijs P Kerstens, Kevin W Wildfong, Philip N Ainslie
In addition to increasing sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, and cerebral blood flow (CBF), the cold pressor test (CPT) stimulates pain receptors, which may increase ventilation above metabolic demand; this response likely reduces the partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PET CO2 ), and will attenuate elevations in CBF. We hypothesized: (1) CPT would elicit hyperventilation, effectively lowering PET CO2 ; (2) the CBF response will be elevated during an isocapnic (controlled PET CO2 ), compared to a poikilocapnic CPT (uncontrolled PET CO2 ); (3) In response to CPT, the common carotid artery (CCA) will vasodilatate, while the internal carotid artery (ICA) will remain unchanged to help regulate CBF...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923141/carotid-and-femoral-arterial-wall-distensibility-during-long-duration-spaceflight
#8
Philippe Arbeille, Romain Provost, Kathryn Zuj
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess changes in common carotid (CA) and superficial femoral (FA) arterial stiffness during long-duration spaceflight. METHODS: Ultrasound imaging was used to investigate the CA and FA of 10 astronauts preflight (PRE), on flight day 15 (FD15), after 4-5 mo (FD4-5m), and 4 d after return to Earth (R+4). Arterial wall properties were assessed through the calculation of strain, stiffness (β), pressure-strain elastic modulus (Ep), and distensibility (DI)...
October 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919613/non-invasively-measured-carotid-artery-intima-medial-thickness-may-be-a-more-useful-marker-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-diabetic-than-non-diabetic-patients
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C M Ahmed, M K Hasan, B C Goswami, S K Banerjee, M F Rahman, H H Samira, D F Osmani, M N Hasan
Carotid intima-medial thickness has long been proposed as a surrogate marker of atherosclerotic vascular disease in other vascular beds, most notably the coronary arteries with its practical implications. This observational study aimed at exploring the relationship of a hypothetical stronger relationship of carotid intima-medial thickness with coronary artery disease in diabetic patients than non-diabetic counterparts. Thirty diabetic patients and 74 non-diabetic patients who were referred for coronary angiogram in the Departments of Cardiology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh from January, 2002 and December, 2003 were studied...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919267/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-2-association-with-peri-operative-clinical-anaesthetic-and-transcranial-doppler-derived-parameters
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Jeremy E Newman, Mathew J Bown, Robert D Sayers, Jonathan P Thompson, Thompson G Robinson, Bryan Williams, Ronney Panerai, Peter Lacy, A Ross Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The first paper in this series observed that pre-operative baroreceptor dysfunction and poorly controlled hypertension were independently predictive for identifying patients who went on to require treatment for post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH). The second paper examines the influence of intra-operative patient, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and anaesthetic variables on the incidence of PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916664/safety-of-simultaneous-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-carotid-endarterectomy-versus-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Christian Weimar, Konstantinos Bilbilis, Jan Rekowski, Torulv Holst, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Breuer, Manfred Dahm, Anno Diegeler, Arne Kowalski, Sven Martens, Friedrich W Mohr, Jiri Ondrášek, Beate Reiter, Peter Roth, Ralf Seipelt, Markus Siggelkow, Gustav Steinhoff, Anton Moritz, Mathias Wilhelmi, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, Hans-Christoph Diener, Heinz Jakob, Claudia Ose, Andre Scherag, Stephan C Knipp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The optimal operative strategy in patients with severe carotid artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is unknown. We sought to investigate the safety and efficacy of synchronous combined carotid endarterectomy and CABG as compared with isolated CABG. METHODS: Patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid artery stenosis ≥80% according to ECST (European Carotid Surgery Trial) ultrasound criteria (corresponding to ≥70% NASCET [North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial]) who required CABG surgery were randomly assigned to synchronous carotid endarterectomy+CABG or isolated CABG...
September 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915826/acupuncture-lowering-blood-pressure-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yu-Zheng Du, Xin-Xin Gao, Cheng-Ting Wang, Hai-Zhen Zheng, Yun Lei, Meng-Han Wu, Xue-Min Shi, Hai-Peng Ban, Wen-Long Gu, Xiang-Gang Meng, Mao-Ti Wei, Chun-Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the prime cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population, and hypertension will increase the recurrence and mortality of stroke. We report a protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) using blood pressure (BP)-lowering acupuncture add-on treatment to treat patients with hypertension and stroke. METHODS: This is a large-scale, multicenter, subject-, assessor- and analyst-blinded, pragmatic RCT. A total of 480 patients with hypertension and ischemic stroke will be randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group and a control group...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912051/the-relationship-between-coronary-artery-disease-risk-factors-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children
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Dan White, Rebecca Place, Timothy Michael, Eric Hoffman, Paul M Gordon, Paul Visich
OBJECTIVE: To determine the number of coronary artery disease risk factors and the individual coronary artery disease risk factors that have a negative influence on carotid intima-media thickness in children. STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and nineteen children (mean age 10.51 ± 0.52 years; 51% female) participated. Each subject was assessed for carotid intima-media thickness, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), glucose, body mass index (BMI), and resting blood pressure...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910282/characterization-of-intravascular-cellular-activation-in-relationship-to-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-postmenopausal-women
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Muthuvel Jayachandran, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kent R Bailey, Brian D Lahr, Virginia M Miller
OBJECTIVE: Mechanisms and interactions among intravascular cells contributing to development of subclinical atherosclerosis are poorly understood. In women, both menopausal status and pregnancy history influence progression of atherosclerosis. This study examined activation and interactions among blood elements with subclinical atherosclerosis in menopausal women with known pregnancy histories. METHODS: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, was measured using B-mode ultrasound in age- and parity-matched women [40 with and 40 without a history of preeclampsia] 35 years after the index pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904229/eosinophil-cationic-protein-carotid-plaque-and-incidence-of-stroke
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Johannes Sundström, Martin Söderholm, Yan Borné, Jan Nilsson, Margaretha Persson, Gerd Östling, Olle Melander, Marju Orho-Melander, Gunnar Engström
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: ECP (eosinophil cationic protein) is a marker of eosinophil activity and degranulation, which has been linked to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. We examined the relationship between ECP, carotid plaque, and incidence of stroke in a prospective population-based cohort. METHODS: The subjects participated in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study between 1991 and 1994. A total of 4706 subjects with no history of stroke were included (40% men; mean age, 57...
September 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900720/respiration-related-cerebral-blood-flow-variability-increases-during-control-mode-non-invasive-ventilation-in-normovolemia-and-hypovolemia
#16
Maria Skytioti, Signe Søvik, Maja Elstad
PURPOSE: Increased variability in cerebral blood flow (CBF) predisposes to adverse cerebrovascular events. Oscillations in arterial blood pressure and PaCO2 induce CBF variability. Less is known about how heart rate (HR) variability affects CBF. We experimentally reduced respiration-induced HR variability in healthy subjects, hypothesizing that CBF variability would increase. METHODS: Internal carotid artery (ICA) blood velocity was recorded by Doppler ultrasound in ten healthy subjects during baseline, control-mode, non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV), i...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899572/hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-in-the-course-of-dissection-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-case-reports
#17
Magdalena Torbus-Paluszczak, Sebastian Mucha, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Krystyna Pierzchała, Wojciech Bartman, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has become an increasingly recognized cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients. We report 2 cases of hypoglossal nerve palsy in the course of dissection of the internal carotid arteries. The first patient was admitted to the Department of Neurology due to swallowing difficulty, speech articulation disorders and numbness of the right half of the tongue for 4 weeks. Extracranial vessel ultrasound (US) and transcranial colour Doppler (TCD) visualized thrombus causing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (RICA)...
August 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892255/does-cardiovascular-risk-vary-according-to-the-criteria-for-a-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Sedef Ramoglu, Tevfik Yoldemir, Kemal Atasayan, Dilek Gogas Yavuz
AIM: The risk of cardiovascular disease is higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared to healthy individuals. Chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, hyperandrogenemia, hyperlipidemia and increased oxidative stress are known to have a role in the formation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate if cardiovascular risk varied according to different PCOS criteria, using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), which is an important marker of major cardiovascular events in the later stages of life...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889188/factors-associated-with-accelerated-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-without-overt-cardiovascular-disease
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Alessandro Giollo, Andrea Dalbeni, Giovanni Cioffi, Federica Ognibeni, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Giovanni Orsolini, Pietro Minuz, Maurizio Rossini, Cristiano Fava, Ombretta Viapiana
Data on the progression of atherosclerosis in spondyloarthritis (SpA) are scarce, despite a high burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of an accelerated subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with SpA. Study participants were 66 patients free of CVD classified according to ASAS criteria. The patients were evaluated at baseline and after 13.5 ± 3.6 months. Ultrasound measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and distensibility coefficient (cDC) were used to assess the extent of subclinical atherosclerosis...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888114/carotid-stiffness-extra-media-thickness-and-visceral-adiposity-in-young-adults
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Wesley K Lefferts, Susan D Sperry, Randall S Jorgensen, Ari G Kasprowicz, Michael R Skilton, Arturo Figueroa, Kevin S Heffernan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carotid extra-media thickness (EMT) encompasses arterial adventitia and perivascular adipose tissue (PAT). Adventitial remodeling and PAT may contribute independently to functional (stiffness) and structural (remodeling) changes in artery wall properties. Visceral adiposity may contribute to PAT, thereby affecting artery stiffness. We investigated the relationships between carotid artery stiffness, EMT, and visceral adiposity in young, healthy individuals. METHODS: 135 healthy males (20 ± 2 yr, body mass index [BMI] 24...
September 1, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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