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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222822/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-and-myocardial-contractile-reserve-in-women-with-angina-and-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Marie M Michelsen, Adam Pena, Naja D Mygind, Jan Bech, Ida Gustafsson, Jens Kastrup, Henrik S Hansen, Nis Høst, Peter R Hansen, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is a potential cause of myocardial ischemia and may affect myocardial function at rest and during stress. We investigated whether CMD was associated with left ventricular diastolic and systolic function at rest and during pharmacologically induced hyperemic stress. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, we included 963 women with angina, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >45%, and an invasive coronary angiogram without significant stenosis (<50%)...
December 8, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222565/biomechanics-and-mechanobiology-of-saphenous-vein-grafts
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Keith Gooch, Michael Firstenberg, Brittany Shrefler, Benjamin Scandling
Within several weeks of use as coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), saphenous veins (SV) exhibit significant intimal hyperplasia (IH). The fact that SV do not develop significant IH in their native venous environment coupled with the rapidity with which they develop IH following grafting into the arterial circulation suggests that factors associated with the isolation and preparation of SV and/or differences between the venous and arterial environments contribute to disease progression. There is strong evidence suggesting that mechanical trauma associated with traditional techniques of SV preparation can significantly damage the vessel and might potentially reduce graft patency though modern surgical techniques reduces these injuries...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222206/catastrophic-catheter-induced-coronary-artery-vasospasm-successfully-rescued-using-intravascular-ultrasound-imaging-guidance
#3
Masaki Kodaira, Ryota Tabei, Toshiki Kuno, Yohei Numasawa
A 46-year-old man underwent coronary angiography for stable angina. He developed inferior ST-segment myocardial infarction during the angiography. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings suggested coronary vasospasm. Intracoronary administration of isosorbide dinitrate restored the coronary flow. This case illustrates the essential role IVUS imaging played in establishing the diagnosis of catheter-induced coronary vasospasm.
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222132/invasive-assessment-of-the-coronary-microvasculature-the-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance
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William F Fearon, Yuhei Kobayashi
Traditionally, invasive coronary physiological assessment has focused on the epicardial coronary artery. More recently, appreciation of the importance of the coronary microvasculature in determining patient outcomes has grown. Several invasive modalities for interrogating microvascular function have been proposed. Angiographic techniques have been limited by their qualitative and subjective nature. Doppler wire-derived coronary flow reserve has been applied in research studies, but its clinical role has been limited by its lack of reproducibility, its lack of a clear normal value, and the fact that it is not specific for the microvasculature but interrogates the entire coronary circulation...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221300/comparison-of-continuous-compression-with-regular-ventilations-versus-30-2-compressions-ventilations-strategy-during-mechanical-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-porcine-model-of-cardiac-arrest
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Zhengfei Yang, Qingyu Liu, Guanghui Zheng, Zhifeng Liu, Longyuan Jiang, Qing Lin, Rui Chen, Wanchun Tang
Background: A compression-ventilation (C:V) ratio of 30:2 is recommended for adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. However, continuous chest compression (CCC) is an alternative strategy for CPR that minimizes interruption especially when an advanced airway exists. In this study, we investigated the effects of 30:2 mechanical CPR when compared with CCC in combination with regular ventilation in a porcine model. Methods: Sixteen male domestic pigs weighing 39±2 kg were utilized...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216999/characteristics-predictors-and-mechanisms-of-thrombosis-in%C3%A2-coronary-bioresorbable-scaffolds-differences-between-early-and-late-events
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Tommaso Gori, Melissa Weissner, Svenja Gönner, Franziska Wendling, Helen Ullrich, Stephen Ellis, Remzi Anadol, Alberto Polimeni, Thomas Münzel
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to investigate the incidence, characteristics, predictors, and possible mechanisms of early and 3-year coronary scaffold thrombosis (ScT). BACKGROUND: An increased incidence of both early and late ScT has been shown in randomized trials. METHODS: Consecutive patients were enrolled in a single-center registry. Quantitative coronary angiography was performed. Incidence and predictors of ScT were assessed with Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216943/-effect-of-d-dimer-and-tissue-factor-1208d-i-gene-polymorphism-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Zanxin Wang, Zhaoyang Qian, Jing Ren, Jianlong Men, Minxin Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of perioperative period D-dimer and tissue factor (TF)-1208D/I gene polymorphism on the long-term prognosis of patients with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the case data of the first OPCABG patients admitted to Tianjin Medical University General Hospital from May 2015 to May 2016 were enrolled. The general data, operation time, bypass number, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), flow rate of 24-hour pleural effusion, intraoperative heparin dosage, combined anticoagulant and antiplatelet time, and the time of postoperative ventilator were measured...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216490/phthalate-esters-on-urban-airborne-particles-levels-in-pm10-and-pm2-5-from-mexico-city-and-theoretical-assessment-of-lung-exposure
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Raúl Omar Quintana-Belmares, Annette M Krais, Bahare Kourangi Esfahani, Irma Rosas-Pérez, Daniel Mucs, Rebeca López-Marure, Åke Bergman, Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from the environment are associated with reproductive abnormalities (i.e. decreased sperm concentration; increased endometriosis) and alterations of the cardiovascular system (i.e. increased blood pressure and risk of coronary disease). Some phthalates esters have been identified as EDCs, for which inhalation is considered as one of the routes of exposure. However, only little is known regarding inhalational exposure to EDCs via urban airborne particles. In the present study, we report the monthly concentration of 8 phthalate esters measured in PM10 and PM2...
December 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215470/invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-function-in-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease
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Takeshi Nishi, Hideki Kitahara, Saito Yuichi, Tomoko Nishi, Takashi Nakayama, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate microvascular function in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), which causes chronic left ventricular volume and/or pressure overload, therefore change in coronary microvascular hemodynamics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 30 patients with VHD considered for surgery (10 aortic stenosis, 12 aortic regurgitation, and eight mitral regurgitation) and 30 controls. Intracoronary physiological assessments were performed in the unobstructed left anterior descending artery using a pressure-temperature sensor guidewire at rest and hyperemia...
December 5, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212963/association-between-elevated-echocardiographic-index-of-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-surgery
#10
Min Hur, Karam Nam, Woo Young Jo, Gahyun Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jae-Hyon Bahk
BACKGROUND: The ratio of the early transmitral flow velocity to early diastolic velocity of the mitral annulus (E/e') is an echocardiographic index of mean left ventricular (LV) filling pressure. We investigated the association between the preoperative E/e' ratio and postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) during off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB).Methods and Results:We reviewed 585 patients who underwent OPCAB and with preserved LV ejection fraction determined by preoperative echocardiography...
December 5, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211861/spontaneous-microguidewire-extrusion-from-the-foot-following-cerebral-aneurysm-treatment-first-case-report
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Kurdow Nader, Saleh Lamin, Joseph Leyon, Swarupsinh Chavda, Allan Thomas, Sarin Kuruvath
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Microguidewire entrapment and failure related to endovascular therapy is a rare complication with limited case reports available, most of which are from cardiac endovascular intervention. Migration of the microguidewire has been reported in coronary intervention with some resulting in severe complications, but there are no reported cases of spontaneous extrusion of wire fragment following a neurointerventional procedure. We report the first case of a microguidewire entrapment with subsequent fracture, followed by spontaneous extrusion of the wire fragment...
November 29, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211854/matrix-metalloproteinase-9-might-affect-adaptive-immunity-in-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-by-increasing-cd31-cleavage-on-cd4-t-cells
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Giulia Angelini, Davide Flego, Ramona Vinci, Daniela Pedicino, Francesco Trotta, Aureliano Ruggio, Giuseppe P Piemontese, Domenico Galante, Myriana Ponzo, Luigi M Biasucci, Giovanna Liuzzo, Filippo Crea
Aims: In patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the higher activity of effector T-cells suggests that mechanisms involving adaptive immunity dysregulation might play a role in coronary instability. The shedding of the functional CD31 domain 1-5 leads to uncontrolled lymphocyte activation. In experimental models, matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) has been implicated in endothelial CD31 cleavage. Interestingly, higher serum levels of MMP-9 have been observed in ACS. We aim to investigate the mechanisms underlying CD31 dysregulation in ACS...
December 2, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209950/spect-myocardial-ischemia-in-the-absence-of-obstructive-cad-contribution-of-the-invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-dysfunction
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Loïc Djaïleb, Laurent Riou, Nicolas Piliero, Adrien Carabelli, Estelle Vautrin, Alexis Broisat, Julien Leenhardt, Jacques Machecourt, Daniel Fagret, Gerald Vanzetto, Gilles Barone-Rochette, Catherine Ghezzi
Coronary microvascular dysfunction has recently emerged as a major independent prognostic factor and can be invasively assessed by coronary flow reserve (CFR) and the index of microvascular resistance (IMR). The incremental prognostic value of myocardial ischemia from SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) over clinical characteristics, cardiac risk factors, and stress test data for the prediction of hard cardiac events (myocardial infarction and cardiac death) has been well demonstrated over the last two decades regardless of the absence or presence of epicardial CAD...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209923/plasma-microparticles-in-alzheimer-s-disease-the-role-of-vascular-dysfunction
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Soheila Hosseinzadeh, Maryam Noroozian, Esmaeil Mortaz, Kazem Mousavizadeh
Cerebrovascular lesions, a potent stimulus for endothelial cell activation, trigger cognitive and degenerative changes and contribute to pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Circulating microparticles (MPs) are actively involved in the pathogenesis of AD and cerebrovascular diseases, which share common vascular risk factors. We examined the plasma changes of endothelial MPs (EMPs) and platelet MPs (PMPs) in AD patients with vascular risk factors. The plasma Annexin V+ CD 41a- CD144+ EMPs and Annexin V+ CD41a+ CD144- PMPs of 37 patients with AD, with or without vascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, stroke, coronary artery disease, and smoking), and 10 age-matched controls were quantified by flow cytometry...
December 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207432/-sonography-of-the-optic-nerve-a-new-bedside-tool-in-intensive-care
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Christopher Hohmann, Konrad R Koch, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings Here, we present the case history of a 76-year old man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a cardiogenic shock and a consecutive no-flow-time of approximately 10 minutes. After 25 minutes of resuscitation procedures a spontaneous return of circulation could be established. The patient was admitted to our center for emergency coronary angiography. After coronary stenting the patient was admitted to our intensive care unit and treated in accordance with the guidelines on cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202457/recapitulation-of-developmental-mechanisms-to-revascularize-the-ischemic-heart
#16
Karina N Dubé, Tonia M Thomas, Sonali Munshaw, Mala Rohling, Paul R Riley, Nicola Smart
Restoring blood flow after myocardial infarction (MI) is essential for survival of existing and newly regenerated tissue. Endogenous vascular repair processes are deployed following injury but are poorly understood. We sought to determine whether developmental mechanisms of coronary vessel formation are intrinsically reactivated in the adult mouse after MI. Using pulse-chase genetic lineage tracing, we establish that de novo vessel formation constitutes a substantial component of the neovascular response, with apparent cellular contributions from the endocardium and coronary sinus...
November 16, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201440/evaluation-of-ghrelin-levels-and-endothelial-functions-in-patients-with-coronary-slow-flow%C3%A2-phenomenon
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Oğuzhan Çelik, Erkan Demirci, Mustafa Aydın, Turgut Karabag, Macit Kalçık
Background: Ghrelin has recently been reported to have beneficial effects on cardiac contractile functions and coronary blood flow. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of ghrelin in the pathogenesis of coronary slow flow (CSF) together with endothelial functions. Methods: Twenty-five patients having normal coronary arteries with CSF and 25 controls with normal coronary flow were included into the study. The quantitative measurement of coronary blood flow was performed for each coronary artery using the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count (TFC) method...
September 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201435/endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene%C3%A2-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-slow%C3%A2-coronary-flow
#18
Nurzen Sezgin, Abdullah Tekin, Fatma Belgin Atac, Hasibe Verdi, Alpay Turan Sezgin
Background and aims: The aim of this study was to explore potential associations of the intron 4 variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) and E298A polymorphisms of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene with slow coronary flow (SCF). The association between plasma nitrate and nitrite (NO x ) concentrations and eNOS gene polymorphisms was also assessed. Materials and methods: The intron 4 VNTR and E298A polymorphisms of the eNOS gene were evaluated in the isolated DNA blood samples obtained from the SCF patient group (n = 30) and healthy group consisted of age- and sex-matched controls (n = 61)...
September 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200946/combined-hemorrhagic-shock-and-unilateral-common-carotid-occlusion-induces-neurological-injury-in-adult-male-rats
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Chung-Ching Chio, Chien-Chin Hsu, Yu-Feng Tian, Chung-Han Wang, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ching-Ping Chang, Hung-Jung Lin
Background: Clinical assessment reveals that patients after surgery of cardiopulmonary bypass or coronary bypass experience postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate whether resuscitation after a hemorrhagic shock (HS) and/or mild cerebral ischemia caused by a unilateral common carotid artery occlusion (UCCAO) can cause brain injury and concomitant neurological dysfunction, and explore the potential mechanisms. Methods: Blood withdrawal (6 mL/100 g body weight) for 60 min through the right jugular vein catheter-induced an HS...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200863/endothelial-dysfunction-assessment-by-flow-mediated-dilation-in-a-high-altitude-population
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Walter S Calderón-Gerstein, Antonio López-Peña, Raúl Macha-Ramírez, Astrid Bruno-Huamán, Roxana Espejo-Ramos, Stephany Vílchez-Bravo, María Ramírez-Breña, Milagros Damián-Mucha, Adriana Matos-Mucha
Introduction: Endothelial function at high altitude has been measured only in populations that are genetically adapted to chronic hypoxia. The objective of this study was to evaluate endothelial dysfunction (ED) in a nongenetically adapted high-altitude population of the Andes mountains, in Huancayo, Peru (3,250 meters above sea level). Methods: Participants included 61 patients: 28 cases and 33 controls. The cases were subjects with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, or a history of stroke or coronary artery disease...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
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