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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726114/sex-related-differences-in-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-screening-non-calcified-and-mixed-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-outpatients-with-chest-pain
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Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhihui Hou, Bin Lv, Yang Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical feasibility of serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) for screening plaque composition as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in outpatients with chest pain,and the effects of sex on this feasibility. Eight hundred and sixty-two consecutive outpatients with chest pain were divided into three groups according to the results of CCTA: non-plaque (NP, n = 474), calcified plaques (CPs, n = 179), non-calcified and mixed plaques (NCPs and MPs, n = 209)...
July 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664168/data-on-analysis-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-on-computed-tomography-and-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography
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Toshiro Kitagawa, Hideya Yamamoto, Shinya Toshimitsu, Ko Sasaki, Atsuhiro Senoo, Yumiko Kubo, Fuminari Tatsugami, Kazuo Awai, Yutaka Hirokawa, Yasuki Kihara
This article contains the data showing illustrative examples of plaque classification on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and measurement of (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) uptake in coronary atherosclerotic lesions on positron emission tomography (PET). We divided the lesions into one of three plaque types on CCTA (calcified plaque, non-calcified plaque, partially calcified plaque). Focal (18)F-NaF uptake of each lesion was quantified using maximum tissue-to-background ratio. This article also provides a representative case with a non-calcified coronary plaque detected on CCTA and identified on (18)F-NaF PET/non-contrast computed tomography based on a location of a vessel branch as a landmark...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657113/high-burden-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Konstantin Kazankov, Kim Munk, Kristian Altern Øvrehus, Jesper Møller Jensen, Cecilie Brøckner Siggaard, Henning Grønbaek, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Population studies report increased cardiovascular mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Coronary artery disease may be a trait of end-stage liver disease, but whether it is frequent or extensive in cirrhosis in general is unknown. Thus, we aimed to assess the prevalence and extent of coronary artery disease in unselected cirrhosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using coronary computed tomography angiography, we investigated 52 patients from all Child-Pugh classes and aetiologies of cirrhosis without known cardiac disease for presence and severity of coronary artery disease in a cross-sectional design...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539300/-clinical-outcomes-of-intravascular-ultrasound-in-guiding-the-treatment-of-non-left-main-intermediate-coronary-lesions-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Hong-Bin Liang, Qian Guo, Xin-Lu Zhang, Xue-Wei Liu, Yong-Zhen Tang, Wei-Yu Chen, Yu-Qing Hou, Jian-Cheng Xiu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes of intravascular ultrasound(IVUS) in guiding the treatment of non-left main intermediate coronary lesions for patients of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: A total of 25 patients with intermediate coronary lesions(stenosis of 40%-70%) confirmed by coronary angiography were performed with IVUS. When MLA≥4 mm(2), we deferred the PCI treatment and performed optimal medical treatment (OMT). The patient were followed up for 12 month...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539206/prediabetes-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-subclinical-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Gyung-Min Park, Young-Rak Cho, Seung-Whan Lee, Sung-Cheol Yun, Ki-Bum Won, Soe Hee Ann, Yong-Giun Kim, Shin-Jae Kim, Jae-Hyung Roh, Young-Hak Kim, Dong Hyun Yang, Joon-Won Kang, Tae-Hwan Lim, Chang Hee Jung, Eun Hee Koh, Woo Je Lee, Min-Seon Kim, Ki-Up Lee, Joong-Yeol Park, Hong-Kyu Kim, Jaewon Choe, Sang-Gon Lee
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the influence of glycemic status on the risk of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis on coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in asymptomatic individuals. METHODS: We analyzed 6434 asymptomatic individuals who underwent CCTA. The degree and extent of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis were assessed by CCTA, and ≥50% diameter stenosis was defined as significant. Of study participants, 2197 (34.1%), 3122 (48...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529094/outcomes-of-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-who-underwent-orbital-atherectomy-for-severely-calcified-lesions
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Michael S Lee, Evan Shlofmitz, Gentian Lluri, Jeremy Kong, Natalya Neverova, Richard Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the outcomes of patients who presented with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and subsequently underwent orbital atherectomy for severe coronary artery calcification (CAC). BACKGROUND: Patients who present with NSTEMI have increased risk for death and recurrent MI after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients with severe CAC have worse outcomes after PCI.Orbital atherectomy modifies calcified plaque, facilitating stent delivery and optimizing stent expansion...
May 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528743/-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-for-molecular-imaging-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-based-on-computed-tomography-analysis
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Toshiro Kitagawa, Hideya Yamamoto, Shinya Toshimitsu, Ko Sasaki, Atsuhiro Senoo, Yumiko Kubo, Fuminari Tatsugami, Kazuo Awai, Yutaka Hirokawa, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at evaluating the relation of (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) to coronary atherosclerosis detected and assessed by computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Thirty-two patients with one or more coronary atherosclerotic lesions detected on cardiac CT underwent (18)F-NaF PET/CT. Each coronary atherosclerotic lesion was evaluated on CT angiography for plaque types (calcified plaque [CP], non-calcified plaque [NCP], partially calcified plaque [PCP]), and the presence of CT-based high-risk features (minimum CT density <30 Hounsfield units and vascular remodeling index >1...
April 29, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528430/risk-classification-of-highly-sensitive-troponin-i-predict-presence-of-vulnerable-plaque-assessed-by-dual-source-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Ting Liu, Guan Wang, Peiling Li, Xu Dai
Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, negative conventional troponin and electrocardiogram require serial testing to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We studied the association of highly sensitive troponin (hsTn) I with vulnerable plaque features as detected by coronary dual source computed tomography angiography (DSCTA) and determined whether hsTn I at the time of presentation combined with early DSCTA could improve classification of patients as high-risk or low risk for ACS...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483812/coronary-plaque-characterization-in-psoriasis-reveals-high-risk-features-which-improve-following-treatment-in-a-prospective-observational-study
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Joseph B Lerman, Aditya A Joshi, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Tsion M Aberra, Amit K Dey, Justin A Rodante, Taufiq Salahuddin, Jonathan H Chung, Anshuma Rana, Heather L Teague, Jashin J Wu, Martin P Playford, Benjamin N Lockshin, Marcus Y Chen, Veit Sandfort, David A Bluemke, Nehal N Mehta
Background -Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease associated with an accelerated risk of MI, provides an ideal human model to study inflammatory atherogenesis in vivo We hypothesized that the increased cardiovascular risk observed in psoriasis would be partially attributable to an elevated subclinical coronary artery disease (CAD) burden composed of non-calcified plaques with high-risk features. However, inadequate efforts have been made to directly measure CAD in this vulnerable population. As such, we sought to compare total (TB) and non-calcified (NCB) coronary plaque burden, and high-risk plaque (HRP) prevalence, between psoriasis patients (n=105), hyperlipidemic patients eligible for statin therapy under NCEP-ATP III guidelines (n=100) who were ~10 years older, and non-psoriasis healthy volunteers (HV) (n=25)...
May 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483581/prognostic-value-of-segment-involvement-score-compared-to-other-measures-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-by-computed-tomography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chadi Ayoub, Fernanda Erthal, Mahmoud A Abdelsalam, M Hassan Murad, Zhen Wang, Patricia J Erwin, Graham S Hillis, Leonard Kritharides, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: The segment involvement score (SIS) is a semiquantitative measure of the extent of atherosclerosis burden by coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). We sought to evaluate by meta-analysis the prognostic value of SIS, and to compare it with other CTA measures of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Electronic databases from 1946 to January 2016 were searched. Studies reporting SIS, or an equivalent measure by coronary CTA, and clinical outcomes were included...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450347/the-relationship-between-lifelong-exercise-volume-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-athletes
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Vincent L Aengevaeren, Arend Mosterd, Thijs L Braber, Niek H J Prakken, Pieter A Doevendans, Diederick E Grobbee, Paul D Thompson, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, Birgitta K Velthuis
Background -Higher levels of physical activity are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, there is debate on the dose-response relationship of exercise and CVD outcomes and whether high volumes of exercise may accelerate coronary atherosclerosis. We aimed to determine the relationship between lifelong exercise volumes and coronary atherosclerosis. Methods -Middle aged men engaged in competitive or recreational leisure sports underwent a non-contrast and contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan to assess coronary artery calcification (CAC) and plaque characteristics...
April 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396960/association-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-with-coronary-plaque-subtypes-detected-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain
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Yuhai Yang, Caiqin Li, Lei Zhao
Increased B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level has been suggested to improve clinical predictions of coronary events and all-cause mortality. We aimed to analyze the relationship between BNP levels and coronary plaque subtypes as detected by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). 402 subjects undergoing CCTA were enrolled. The relationship between increased levels of BNP and plaque subtypes was tested using multivariable linear and logistic regression analysis. Plaques were categorized into subtypes of calcified, mixed and non-calcified...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372786/clinical-application-of-effective-atomic-number-for-classifying-non-calcified-coronary-plaques-by-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Shun Nakajima, Hiroyuki Ito, Tetsuya Mitsuhashi, Yutaka Kubo, Kazuhiro Matsui, Isao Tanaka, Rika Fukui, Hisako Omori, Takashi Nakaoka, Hiroshi Sakura, Eiko Ueno, Haruhiko Machida
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography allows non-invasive classification of non-calcified coronary plaques (NCCPs) based on Hounsfield unit (HU) values. This methodology, however, is somewhat limited for reliable classification of NCCPs. Therefore, we evaluated the effective atomic number (EAN) for classifying NCCPs by single-source dual-energy CT with fast tube voltage switching (SSDECT). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 18 patients undergoing both SSDECT and intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS)...
March 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346530/quantification-of-left-coronary-bifurcation-angles-and-plaques-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-prediction-of-significant-coronary-stenosis-a-preliminary-study-with-dual-source-ct
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Yue Cui, Wenjuan Zeng, Jie Yu, Jing Lu, Yuannan Hu, Nan Diao, Bo Liang, Ping Han, Heshui Shi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of left coronary bifurcation angles and plaque characteristics for prediction of coronary stenosis by dual-source CT. METHODS: 106 patients suspected of coronary artery disease undergoing both coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and invasive coronary angiography (CAG) within three months were included. Left coronary bifurcation angles including the angles between the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex artery (LAD-LCx), left main coronary artery and left anterior descending artery (LM-LAD), left main coronary artery and left circumflex artery (LM-LCx) were measured on CT images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327450/impact-of-attenuated-signal-plaque-observed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-on-vessel-response-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Hideki Kitahara, Katsuhisa Waseda, Kenji Sakamoto, Ryotaro Yamada, Ching-Chang Huang, Daisaku Nakatani, Kenji Sakata, Osami Kawarada, Paul G Yock, Yutaka Matsuyama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masato Nakamura, Toshiya Muramatsu, Shinsuke Nanto, Peter J Fitzgerald, Yasuhiro Honda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of attenuated-signal plaque (ASP) observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on vessel response after drug-eluting stent implantation. METHODS: Data were derived from the IVUS cohort of the J-DESsERT trial comparing paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents. Serial IVUS analysis (pre- and post-intervention, and 8-month follow-up) was performed in 136 non-AMI lesions. ASP was defined as hypoechoic plaque with ultrasound attenuation without calcification...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279437/coronary-plaque-characteristics-in-hemodialysis-dependent-patients-as-assessed-by-optical%C3%A2-coherence-tomography
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Chee Yang Chin, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Akiko Maehara, Wenbin Zhang, Cheolmin Tetsumin Lee, Myong Hwa Yamamoto, Lei Song, Yasir Parviz, Nisha B Jhalani, Sumit Mohan, Lloyd E Ratner, David J Cohen, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gregg W Stone, Richard A Shlofmitz, Tsunekazu Kakuta, Gary S Mintz, Ziad A Ali
Coronary arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been shown to exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and calcium. We aimed to assess characteristics of coronary plaque in hemodialysis (HD)-dependent patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT). This was a multicenter, retrospective study of 124 patients with stable angina who underwent OCT imaging. Sixty-two HD-dependent patients who underwent pre-intervention OCT for coronary artery disease were compared 1:1 with a cohort of patients without CKD, matched for age, diabetes mellitus, gender, and culprit vessel...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279401/dense-calcium-and-lesion-specific-ischemia-a-comparison-of-ccta-with-fractional-flow-reserve
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Lohendran Baskaran, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Heidi Gransar, Fay Lin, James K Min
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Studies evaluating the relationship between dense coronary calcium (DC) and myocardial ischemia have had incongruent results. We sought to clarify whether DC, as detected by computed coronary tomographic angiography (CCTA), is an independent predictor of ischemia as measured by invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR). METHODS: In total, 249 (399 lesions) stable patients undergoing CCTA and invasive FFR were enrolled for this post-hoc analysis...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265463/the-cardiovascular-risk-factors-associated-with-the-plaque-pattern-on-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-subjects-for-health-check-up
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Dong-Hyeon Lee, Ho-Joong Youn, Hae-Ok Jung, Kiyuk Chang, Yun-Seok Choi, Jung Im Jung
BACKGROUND: Although it is known that coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) offers highly negative predictive value to exclude obstructive coronary lesions, the plaque pattern on CCTA has not been fully understood. The purpose of this study was to explore the difference of the plaque patterns on CCTA and to assess the cardiovascular risks in healthy subjects. METHODS: A total of 3914 subjects (mean age: 55 ± 10 years, M : F = 2649 : 1265) who underwent CCTA for health check-up between January 2009 and December 2012 were enrolled...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240675/impact-of-chronic-statin-therapy-on-clinical-presentation-and-underlying-lesion-morphology-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-intervention-an-adapt-des-ivus-substudy
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Tadayuki Kadohira, Gary S Mintz, Cristiano F Souza, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Aaron Crowley, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVE: Previous intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) studies have not established a relationship between chronic statin use and plaque morphology and composition in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We sought to use pre-PCI grayscale and virtual histology (VH)-IVUS to assess plaque morphology and composition in patients treated with chronic statin therapy compared with patients who were not taking statins before admission and PCI. METHODS: In a prespecified substudy of the Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents study, pre-PCI grayscale and VH-IVUS were performed in 780 patients with 916 culprit and 765 nonculprit lesions...
May 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239800/intermediate-cd14-cd16-monocyte-predicts-severe-coronary-stenosis-and-extensive-plaque-involvement-in-asymptomatic-individuals
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Shyh-Chyi Lo, Wen-Jeng Lee, Ching-Yi Chen, Bai-Chin Lee
Circulating leukocyte subtypes and monocyte subsets are independent predictors of cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that an increased leukocyte subtype would predict severe coronary stenosis and extensive plaque involvement. We retrospectively analyzed clinical, laboratory, and coronary CT data in a total of 588 asymptomatic adults (69% men; mean age, 57 ± 9 years) undergoing a general health check-up. Intermediate CD14(++)CD16(+) monocyte count had the strongest association with mixed and calcified plaque scores, whereas the numbers of neutrophils and classical CD14(++)CD16(-) monocytes were significantly associated with non-calcified plaque score...
August 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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