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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350098/commentary-to-18f-gp1-a-novel-pet-tracer-designed-for-high-sensitivity-low-background-detection-of-thrombi-imaging-activated-platelets-in-clots-are-we-getting-there
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Andrew W Stephens, Norman Koglin, Ludger M Dinkelborg
Thrombus formation can lead to heart attacks, stroke and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. Current standard diagnostic imaging methods detect anatomic abnormalities such as vascular flow impairment but have limitations. By using a targeted molecular imaging approach critical components of a pathology can be selectively visualized and exploited for an improved diagnosis and patient management. The GPIIb/IIIa receptor is abundantly and specifically exposed on activated platelets and is the key receptor in thrombus formation...
January 2018: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339433/five-year-mortality-after-transient-ischemic-attack-focus-on-cardiometabolic-comorbidity-and-hospital-readmission
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Mohammed Yousufuddin, Nathan Young, Lawrence Keenan, Tammy Olson, Jessica Shultz, Taylor Doyle, Eimad M Ahmmad, Kogulavadanan Arumaithurai, Paul Takahashi, Mohammad Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed at providing estimates of mortality associated with cardiometabolic comorbidity and incident readmission from cardiometabolic as compared with noncardiometabolic conditions after a first transient ischemic attack. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, patients hospitalized for a first transient ischemic attack were examined for cardiometabolic comorbidities (diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation), 5-year incident hospitalization, and time to death...
January 16, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336364/mechanism-of-chronic-stress-induced-reduced-atherosclerotic-medial-area-and-increased-plaque-instability-in-rabbit-models-of-chronic-stress
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Ze-Mou Yu, Xiao-Tao Deng, Ruo-Mei Qi, Lu-Yan Xiao, Chong-Qing Yang, Tao Gong
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. However, its underline mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism via which chronic stress exerts its effect on atherosclerosis (AS). METHODS: Fifty male New Zealand white rabbits were used. Aortic balloon-injury model was applied. Both social stress and physical stress methods were adopted to establish chronic stress models...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328426/relaxant-and-vasoprotective-effects-of-ginger-extracts-on-porcine-coronary-arteries
#4
Hsing-Chen Wu, Chi-Ting Horng, Shih-Chang Tsai, You-Li Lee, Shou-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Jen Tsai, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Jo-Hua Chiang, Daih-Huang Kuo, Jai-Sing Yang
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a popular Chinese herbal medicine, which is considered to warm the stomach and dispel cold in traditional Chinese medicine. Ginger is widely used to treat stomach disorders, and it has been reported to exhibit antithrombotic activity via the inhibition of platelet aggregation and thromboxane B2 production in vitro. Cardiovascular disease is associated with the aberrant functioning of the heart and circulatory system; the relatively narrow vessels of the circulation are commonly affected and blocked by atherosclerosis, which may result in angina or heart attack...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316855/the-role-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-applied-clinical-nutrition-and-nutritional-supplements-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease
#5
Mark Houston
Numerous clinical trials suggest that we have reached a limit in our ability to decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) utilizing the traditional diagnostic evaluation, prevention and treatment strategies for the top five cardiovascular risk factors of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. About 80% of heart disease (heart attacks, angina, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure) can be prevented by optimal nutrition, optimal exercise, optimal weight and body composition, mild alcohol intake and avoiding smoking...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311470/associations-between-lifestyle-related-diseases-and-transporters-involved-in-intestinal-absorption-and-biliary-excretion-of-cholesterol
#6
Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Hiroshi Suzuki
Westernization of dietary habits leads to an increase in lipid intake and is thought to be responsible for an increase in patients with dyslipidemia. It is a well-known fact that the impaired cholesterol homeostasis is closely related to the development of various lifestyle-related diseases such as fatty liver, diabetes, and gallstone as well as dyslipidemia leading to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Therefore, appropriate management of cholesterol levels in the body is considered important in prevention and treatments of these lifestyle-related diseases and in addition, molecular mechanisms controlling plasma (and/or hepatic) cholesterol levels have been intensively studied...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311180/the-day-i-died
#7
Julie M Stausmire, Mitchell G Greenbaum, Marie Morelli-Greenbaum
When I began experiencing chest pain that was different from my usual heartburn symptoms, I denied I could possibly be having a heart attack, but chewed 4 baby aspirin just in case. Despite years of community education about the need to call 911 and seek immediate emergency care when experiencing signs and symptoms of a heart attack, more than 350,000 individuals experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in 2016. Of those, only 12% survived. Bystander recognition of cardiac arrest and prompt intervention with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rapid defibrillation is essential for out-of-hospital survival...
January 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310352/underweight-another-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-2013-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-brfss-study-of-491-773-individuals-in-the-usa
#8
Donghwi Park, Jong-Hak Lee, Seungwoo Han
Obesity is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the underweight population of body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kg/m has not been an object of concern. The objective of this study is to investigate whether underweight could be an independent risk factor for CVD in a population-based cross-sectional study.Cross-sectional data of 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) database encompassing 491,773 US adult subjects were used to assess risk for CVD. Primary outcomes were the incidence and relative risks (RRs) of CVD including stroke, heart attack/myocardial infarction, or coronary artery disease according to BMI category...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310330/can-catheter-ablation-reduce-the-incidence-of-thromboembolic-events-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Menghui Liu, Yuanping Wang, Xiaohong Chen, Xiaohui Li, Xiaodong Zhuang, Lichun Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is a major risk factor for thromboembolic events, especially ischemic stroke. Catheter ablation is an effective method to maintain sinus rhythm in patients with AF. Although some observational studies have shown a relatively lower stroke rate after catheter ablation, whether catheter ablation can reduce the thromboembolic risk in patients with AF remains unclear. We aim to perform a systematic review to determine whether catheter ablation can prevent thromboembolism in patients with AF...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307954/a-tutorial-on-multilevel-survival-analysis-methods-models-and-applications
#10
Peter C Austin
Data that have a multilevel structure occur frequently across a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, health services research, public health, education and sociology. We describe three families of regression models for the analysis of multilevel survival data. First, Cox proportional hazards models with mixed effects incorporate cluster-specific random effects that modify the baseline hazard function. Second, piecewise exponential survival models partition the duration of follow-up into mutually exclusive intervals and fit a model that assumes that the hazard function is constant within each interval...
August 2017: International Statistical Review, Revue Internationale de Statistique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304913/the-mythology-of-anticoagulation-therapy-interruption-for-dental-surgery
#11
Michael J Wahl
BACKGROUND: Continuous anticoagulation therapy is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other embolic complications. When patients receiving anticoagulation therapy undergo dental surgery, a decision must be made about whether to continue anticoagulation therapy and risk bleeding complications or briefly interrupt anticoagulation therapy and increase the risk of developing embolic complications. Results from decades of studies of thousands of dental patients receiving anticoagulation therapy reveal that bleeding complications requiring more than local measures for hemostasis have been rare and never fatal...
January 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304513/nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-bioprosthetic-heart-valves-prior-surgical-valve-repair-a-multicenter-clinical-practice-experience
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Vincenzo Russo, Emilio Attena, Carmine Mazzone, Francesca Esposito, Valentina Parisi, Ciro Bancone, Anna Rago, Gerardo Nigro, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Antonio D' Onofrio
This is an observational study to investigate the efficacy and safety of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with bioprosthetic valves or prior surgical valve repair in clinical practice. A total of 122 patients (mean age: 74.1 ± 13.2; 54 females) with bioprosthetic heart valve or surgical valve repair and AF treated with NOACs were included in the analysis. The mean CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age >75 years, Diabetes mellitus, prior Stroke or transient ischemic attack, Vascular disease) and HAS-BLED (Hypertension, Abnormal renal and liver function, Stroke, Bleeding, Labile INR [international normalized ratio], Elderly, Drugs or alcohol) score values were 3...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301522/the-low-indexes-of-metabolism-intervention-trial-limit-design-and-baseline-data-of-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-how-alerting-primary-care-teams-to-low-metabolic-values-could-affect-the-health-of-patients-aged-75-or-older
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Nir Tsabar, Yan Press, Johanna Rotman, Bracha Klein, Yonatan Grossman, Maya Vainshtein-Tal, Sophia Eilat-Tsanani
BACKGROUND: Too-low body mass index (BMI), HbA1c% or cholesterol levels predicts poor survival. This study investigates whether e-mails about these low values, improve health of people older than 75 years. METHODS: LIMIT - an open label randomized trial - compares usual care to the addition of an e-mail which alerts the family physicians and nurses to low metabolic indexes of a specific patient and advises on nutritional and medical changes. PARTICIPANTS: Clalit Health Services (CHS) patients in the Northern and Southern Districts, aged ≥75 years with any of the following inclusion criteria: a...
January 5, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299384/effect-of-early-hospital-readmission-and-comorbid-conditions-on-subsequent-long-term-mortality-after-transient-ischemic-attack
#14
Mohammed Yousufuddin, Nathan Young, Lawrence Keenan, Tammy Olson, Jessica Shultz, Taylor Doyle, Eimad Ahmmad, Kogulavadanan Arumaithurai, Paul Takahashi, Mohammad Hassan Murad
Background: The implications of early readmission on long-term mortality after transient ischemic attack (TIA) are not known. We aimed at examining the effect of 180-day readmission on subsequent long-term mortality after index hospitalization for TIA. Methods: A retrospective study of patients hospitalized for first-ever TIA at Mayo Clinic from 2000 through 2017. Patients readmitted within 180 days postdischarge were compared with those not readmitted in long-term risk of death...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297977/the-association-between-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Joht Singh Chandan, Tom Thomas, Sophie Lee, Tom Marshall, Brian Willis, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is classically characterized by a transient or persistent decrease of platelet count. Mortality is higher in the ITP population than the general population, with a possible association to increased cardiovascular disease (CVD). OBJECTIVES: The objective was to assess the strength of the association between ITP and CVD, with a secondary aim to assess the impact of splenectomy on CVD. METHODS: A population-based retrospective, open cohort study using clinical codes was performed using data from 6,591 patients with ITP and 24,275 randomly matched controls (up to 1:4 ratio matched by age, sex, body mass index and smoking status)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289903/intracerebroventricular-administration-of-cigarette-smoke-condensate-induced-generalized-seizures-reduced-by-muscarinic-receptor-antagonist-in-rats
#16
Jawad Laadraoui, Kenza Bezza, Zineb El Gabbas, Fatimazahra Marhoume, El Mehdi Wakrim, Hind Ferehan, Rachida Aboufatima, Zahra Sokar, Najib Kissani, Abderrahman Chait
Tobacco smoking is considered the greatest risk factor for early death caused by noncommunicable diseases. Currently, there are more than one billion tobacco smokers in the world predisposed to many diseases including heart attack, stroke, cancer, and premature birth or birth defects related to the consumption of cigarettes. However, studies on the association between tobacco smoking and seizures or epilepsy are insufficient and not well documented. In the present study, the authors examined the convulsive effects of the intracerebroventricular administration of cigarette smoke condensate (CSC, 2μl/Rat) in rats and compared it with the intensity of seizures in the kainic acid (KA)-induced seizure model of epilepsy...
December 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284738/comparison-of-risk-factor-control-in-the-year-after-discharge-for-ischemic-stroke-versus-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Dawn M Bravata, Joanne Daggy, Jared Brosch, Jason J Sico, Fitsum Baye, Laura J Myers, Christianne L Roumie, Eric Cheng, Jessica Coffing, Greg Arling
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Veterans Health Administration has engaged in quality improvement to improve vascular risk factor control. We sought to examine blood pressure (<140/90 mm Hg), lipid (LDL [low-density lipoprotein] cholesterol <100 mg/dL), and glycemic control (hemoglobin A1c <9%), in the year post-hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: We identified patients who were hospitalized (fiscal year 2011) with ischemic stroke, AMI, congestive heart failure, transient ischemic attack, or pneumonia/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
December 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284570/prognosis-of-midlife-stroke
#18
Lynda D Lisabeth, Jonggyu Baek, Lewis B Morgenstern, Darin B Zahuranec, Erin Case, Lesli E Skolarus
OBJECTIVE: To characterize stroke outcomes in a midlife population-based stroke cohort, and to describe comorbidities, quality of care, and risk of recurrence in this age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ischemic strokes (ISs) were identified from the population-based Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi Project (2000-2012). Data were from medical records and patient interviews. Ninety-day outcomes (functional, neurologic, cognitive, quality of life [QOL]), prevalence of comorbidities, quality of care, and 1-year recurrence were estimated for those aged 45-64 (midlife) and compared with those aged ≥65 using sex and race-ethnicity adjusted regression models...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284338/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-pregnancy-clinical-report
#19
J Khizroeva, V Bitsadze, A Makatsariya
We have observed the development of a catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) in a pregnant woman hospitalized at 28 weeks of gestation with a severe preeclampsia. On the same day, an eclampsia attack developed, and an emergency surgical delivery was performed. On the third day, multiorgan failure developed. Examination showed a persistent circulation of lupus anticoagulant, high level of antibodies to cardiolipin, b2-glycoprotein I, and prothrombin. The usual diagnosis of the severe preeclampsia masked a catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, exacerbated by the coincident presence of several types of antiphospholipid antibodies...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276113/ayurveda-and-the-science-of-aging
#20
REVIEW
Rammohan V Rao
Since time immemorial, humanity has been concerned with developing and preserving youthful vigor, and extending longevity by stopping or delaying the aging process. By 2030, one in five of the world population will be over 65 years old. Longevity and old age are accompanied with a variety of health challenges and population studies indicate that the elderly will use between three to five times more healthcare services compared to the younger population. Modern medicine has made a great deal of progress in understanding the aging process and in controlling age-associated health issues including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancer, senility, and arthritis...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
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