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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932239/the-therapeutic-effect-of-rosuvastatin-and-propylthiouracil-on-ameliorating-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-rabbit-aortic-atherosclerosis-and-stiffness
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Pao-Yuan Lin, Fan-Yen Lee, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Kuan-Hung Chen, Gour-Shenq Kao, Pei-Hsun Sung, Sarah Chua, Sheung-Fat Ko, Yung-Lung Chen, Shun-Cheng Wu, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Hon-Kan Yip, Pei-Lin Shao
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that arteriosclerosis-augmented aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and -impaired vasorelaxation were attenuated by rosuvastatin (Rosu) and propylthiouracil (PTU) therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two New Zealand rabbits were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 [high-cholesterol-diet (HCD) for 8weeks], group 3 [HCD-Rosu (20mg/kg/day administration after 4-week HFD for 4weeks)], and group 4 [HCD-PTU (0.1% PTU in drinking water), the treatment course as group 3]...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929441/aortic-stiffness-as-a-surrogate-endpoint-to-micro-and-macrovascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Claudia R L Cardoso, Gil F Salles
Increased aortic stiffness has been recognized as a predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in some clinical conditions, such as in patients with arterial hypertension and end-stage renal disease, in population-based samples and, more recently, in type 2 diabetic patients. Patients with type 2 diabetes have higher aortic stiffness than non-diabetic individuals, and increased aortic stiffness has been correlated to the presence of micro- and macrovascular chronic diabetic complications. We aimed to review the current knowledge on the relationships between aortic stiffness and diabetic complications, their possible underlying physiopathological mechanisms, and their potential applications to clinical type 2 diabetes management...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928151/evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiac-function-in-patients-with-vascular-erectile-dysfunction-acute-effects-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor-tadalafil
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O Özdabakoğlu, S Güllülü, S Sağ, T Şentürk, H Kiliçarslan, A Tütüncü, M Keçebaş, I Baran, A Aydinlar
This study aimed to detect endothelial dysfunction in erectile dysfunction (ED) patients free from cardiovascular diseases or atherosclerotic risk factors and to evaluate acute effects of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor tadalafil on endothelial dysfunction and cardiac function. Thirty ED patients and 20 healthy male subjects (mean ages: 48.7±11.7 and 48.3±8.7 years, respectively) were enrolled. Endothelium functions were assessed by applanation tonometry. Aortic stiffness and cardiac function were evaluated by transthoracic echocardiography...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924959/effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-body-composition-and-arterial-stiffness
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Yusuf Sezen, Ibrahim Halil Altiparmak, Muslihittin Emre Erkus, Aydemir Kocarslan, Zekeriya Kaya, Ozgur Gunebakmaz, Recep Demirbag
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of Ramadan fasting on body composition, arterial stiffness and resting heart rate. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Cardiology, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey, during Ramadan 2015, and comprised overweight and obese males. Body composition, arterial stiffness and echocardiography were assessed before and after Ramadan. Body composition was assessed by bioelectrical impedance analysis using segmental body composition analyser...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923789/influence-of-sympathetic-nerve-activity-on-aortic-hemodynamics-and-pulse-wave-velocity-in-women
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Ronee E Harvey, Jill N Barnes, Emma C J Hart, Wayne T Nicholson, Michael J Joyner, Darren P Casey
Central (aortic) blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and sympathetic nerve activity increase with age in women. However, it is unknown if the age-related increase in sympathetic activity influences aortic hemodynamics and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), an index of central aortic stiffness. The goal of this study was to determine if aortic hemodynamics and cfPWV are directly influenced by sympathetic nerve activity by measuring aortic hemodynamics, cfPWV, and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) in women before and during autonomic ganglionic blockade with trimethaphan camsylate...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920215/plasma-nt-probnp-mirrors-the-deleterious-cardiovascular-and-renal-continuum-in-hypertension
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Pierre-Yves Courand, Brahim Harbaoui, Clément Bècle, Carine Mouly-Bertin, Pierre Lantelme
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were (a) to test the ability of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) to detect subclinical target organ damage (TOD) denoted by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), aortic stiffness or renal damage and (b) to test its reproducibility in two different conditions in an ancillary study. METHODS: The study included 837 patients (50.9% men) with hypertension aged 50 ± 24 years with a median 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) of 148/90 mmHg...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905124/assessment-of-early-atherosclerosis-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-children-with-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Rahmi Özdemir, Hüseyin Anil Korkmaz, Mehmet Küçük, Cem Karadeniz, Timur Meşe, Behzat Özkan
AIM: We analysed 25 children with 21-hydroxylase deficiency who received glucocorticoid and/or mineralocorticoid treatment for at least 12 months to determine the effects of the disease and its treatment on vascular structures and ventricular function. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with 21-hydroxylase-deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and 25 control subjects were enrolled into this observational, cross-sectional study. The patients were investigated in terms of fasting blood glucose and insulin; fasting serum lipid profile; serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone; dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate; androstenedione; and adrenocorticotropic hormone...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898419/high-pulse-wave-velocity-defines-a-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-cohort-of-dialysis-patients-under-age-60
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João Pedro Ferreira, Nicolas Girerd, Bruno Pannier, Patrick Rossignol, Gerard M London
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at a high risk of cardiovascular mortality (CVM). In patients with ESRD, arterial stiffness increases at an earlier age when compared to the general population and this contributes to the overall risk of cardiovascular mortality. The main objective of this study was to clarify the interplay between age and cardiovascular alterations in ESRD. METHODS: Prospective, observational cohort study initiated in April 1987 until the end of 1998 with events recorded until the end of the year 2000 at the F...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893065/histology-and-biaxial-mechanical-behavior-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-tissue-samples
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Francesco Q Pancheri, Robert A Peattie, Nithin D Reddy, Touhid Ahamed, Wenjian Lin, Timothy D Ouellette, Mark D Iafrati, A Luis Dorfmann
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) represent permanent, localized dilations of the abdominal aorta that can be life-threatening if progressing to rupture. Evaluation of risk of rupture depends on understanding the mechanical behavior of patient AAA walls. In this project, a series of patient AAA wall tissue samples have been evaluated through a combined anamnestic, mechanical and histopathologic approach. Mechanical properties of the samples have been characterized using a novel, strain-controlled, planar biaxial testing protocol emulating the in vivo deformation of the aorta...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893044/failure-of-the-porcine-ascending-aorta-multidirectional-experiments-and-a-unifying-microstructural-model
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Colleen M Witzenburg, Rohit Y Dhume, Sachin B Shah, Christopher E Korenczuk, Hallie P Wagner, Patrick W Alford, Victor H Barocas
The ascending thoracic aorta is poorly understood mechanically, especially its risk of dissection. To make better predictions of dissection risk, more information about the multi-dimensional failure behavior of the tissue is needed, and this information must be incorporated into an appropriate theoretical / computational model. Towards the creation of such a model, uniaxial, equibiaxial, peel, and shear lap tests were performed on healthy porcine ascending aorta samples. Uniaxial and equibiaxial tests showed anisotropy with greater stiffness and strength in the circumferential direction...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891374/effect-of-enhanced-external-counter-pulsation-treatment-on-aortic-blood-pressure-arterial-stiffness-and-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ramasamy Subramanian, Sushma Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, N Ganesh, Arumugam Chandrakasu, Pradeep G Nayar
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment option for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The treatment has shown to augment diastolic pressure and reduce Left Ventricular (LV) after-load by reducing systemic vascular resistance. The effect of EECP in standard brachial blood pressure and central haemodynamic parameters are not known. AIM: We hypothesized that EECP may have differential effect in CAD patients with low systolic blood pressure when compared to normal systolic pressure and the mechanism underlying this differential effect may be due to improvement in LV function...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890833/pulse-wave-analysis-after-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-the-ovation-device
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Efstratios Georgakarakos, Christos Argyriou, George S Georgiadis, Miltos K Lazarides
BACKGROUND: Ovation Aortic Stent-Graft System is a new device for the endovascular treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms achieving fixation via a 35-mm long, rigid ancored suprarenal stent and sealing stent at the infrarenal level by a means of a polymer-filling pair of inflatable O-rings which cause narrowing of flow lumen and regional stenosis. Thus, concerns have been raised regarding hemodynamic consequences associated with this new desing . Our preliminary report showed no significant increase of aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) immediately after implantation of the Ovation in 3 patients...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885499/the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-on-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-vascular-reactivity-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
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Andreas Jekell, Majid Kalani, Thomas Kahan
We aimed to study whether inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure reduction alone. Patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (n = 61, age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women) received the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril 10 mg or the alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker doxazosin 8 mg double-blind for 12 weeks. Aortic blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, and augmentation index were assessed by applanation tonometry...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885494/comparison-of-arterial-stiffness-compliance-in-the-ascending-aorta-and-common-carotid-artery-in-healthy-subjects-and-its-impact-on-left-ventricular-structure-and-function
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Olga Vriz, Julien Magne, Caterina Driussi, Gabriele Brosolo, Francesco Ferrara, Paolo Palatini, Victor Aboyans, Eduardo Bossone
Arterial stiffness and compliance parameters from two adjacent elastic arteries [aorta and common carotid artery (CCA)] were compared and their relationship with left ventricular (LV) structure and function and clinical parameters was assessed. 584 healthy subjects were prospectively enrolled [mean age 47.8 ± 18.4 years, range 16-94; 318 (54.4%) men]. They underwent comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography; M-mode diameters were measured at the level of the ascending aorta in systole and diastole and by echo-tracking at the level of the left CCA...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885058/association-between-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-arterial-stiffness-in-children
#15
Justin S Kuilder, Nikmah S Idris, Diederick E Grobbee, Michiel L Bots, Michael Mh Cheung, David Burgner, Nia Kurniati, Cuno Spm Uiterwaal
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and adverse cardiovascular outcome in adults. Early recognition of changes in vascular properties might prove essential in cardiovascular prevention in HIV-infected patients. We investigated the relations between HIV infection and arterial stiffness in children. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 51 HIV-infected and 52 healthy children (age 3.2-14...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884226/patient-management-of-hypertensive-subjects-without-and-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-ii
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REVIEW
Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher, Athanase D Protogerou
The description of blood pressure (BP) curve has evolved to include several noninvasively determined parameters, such as aortic stiffness, BP variability, wave reflections, and pulse pressure amplification. These techniques are likely to improve the efficacy of assessing pulsatile arterial hemodynamics and changes in arterial stiffness. The goal for future antihypertensive treatments should not only reduce steady BP, but also control pulsatile pressure and modify the stiffness gradient between central and peripheral arteries, which is frequently elevated...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882355/cullin-3-mutation-causes-arterial-stiffness-and-hypertension-through-a-vascular-smooth-muscle-mechanism
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Larry N Agbor, Stella-Rita C Ibeawuchi, Chunyan Hu, Jing Wu, Deborah R Davis, Henry L Keen, Frederick W Quelle, Curt D Sigmund
Cullin-3 (CUL3) mutations (CUL3Δ9) were previously identified in hypertensive patients with pseudohypoaldosteronism type-II (PHAII), but the mechanism causing hypertension and whether this is driven by renal tubular or extratubular mechanisms remains unknown. We report that selective expression of CUL3Δ9 in smooth muscle acts by interfering with expression and function of endogenous CUL3, resulting in impaired turnover of the CUL3 substrate RhoA, increased RhoA activity, and augmented RhoA/Rho kinase signaling...
November 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881423/association-of-systemic-arterial-properties-with-right-ventricular-morphology-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa-right-ventricle-study
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Nadine Al-Naamani, Julio A Chirinos, Payman Zamani, Robin Ruthazer, Jessica K Paulus, Kari E Roberts, R Graham Barr, Joao A Lima, David A Bluemke, Richard Kronmal, Steven M Kawut
BACKGROUND: Systemic arterial stiffness is recognized as a major contributor to development of left ventricular dysfunction and failure; however, the relationship of systemic arterial properties and the right ventricle (RV) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: The associations between systemic arterial measures (total arterial compliance [TAC], systemic vascular resistance [SVR], and aortic augmentation index [AI]) and RV morphology (mass, end-systolic [RVESV] and end-diastolic volume [RVEDV], and ejection fraction [RVEF]) were examined using data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881395/diet-induced-weight-loss-improves-not-only-cardiometabolic-risk-markers-but-also-markers-of-vascular-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-abdominally-obese-men
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Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat, Yvo Ham Kusters, Alfons Jhm Houben, Coen DA Stehouwer, Casper G Schalkwijk, Ronald P Mensink
BACKGROUND: Many trials assessing effects of dietary weight loss on vascular function have been performed without no-weight loss control groups and in individuals with obesity-related morbidities. Usually a limited set of vascular function markers has been investigated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine effects of diet-induced weight loss on various vascular function markers and differences between normal-weight and abdominally obese men at baseline and after weight reduction...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876342/omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-improves-endothelial-function-and-arterial-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-with-hypertriglyceridemia-and-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Marcela A Casanova, Fernanda Medeiros, Michelle Trindade, Célia Cohen, Wille Oigman, Mario Fritsch Neves
Association between hypertriglyceridemia and cardiovascular (CV) disease is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare omega-3 and ciprofibrate effects on the vascular structure and function in low and high CV risk hypertensive patients with hypertriglyceridemia. Twenty-nine adults with triglycerides 150-499 mg/dL were divided into low (<7.5%) and high (≥7.5%) CV risk, randomized to receive omega-3 fatty acids 1800 mg/d or ciprofibrate 100 mg/d for 12 weeks. Treatment was switched after 8-week washout...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
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