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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651187/association-of-ectopic-fat-with-abdominal-aorto-illiac-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-african-ancestry-men
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Allison L Kuipers, Joseph M Zmuda, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Sangeeta Nair, Ryan Cvejkus, Clareann H Bunker, Alan L Patrick, Christina L Wassel, Iva Miljkovic
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is strong evidence that fat accumulating in non-adipose sites, "ectopic fat", is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including vascular calcification. Most previous studies of this association have assessed only a single ectopic fat depot. Therefore, our aim was to assess the association of total, regional, and ectopic fat with abdominal aorto-illiac calcification (AAC) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in 798 African ancestry men. METHODS: Participants (mean age 62) were from the Tobago Bone Health Study cohort...
June 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650933/cyp2e1-gene-polymorphisms-related-to-the-formation-of-coronary-artery-lesions-in-kawasaki-disease
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Ling-Sai Chang, Yu-Wen Hsu, Chien-Chang Lu, Mao-Hung Lo, Kai-Sheng Hsieh, Sung-Chou Li, Wei-Chiao Chang, Ho-Chang Kuo
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile systemic vasculitis that disturbs coronary arteries. Patients' risks of adverse cardiovascular events and subclinical atherosclerosis have been found to significantly increase with polymorphisms of the human cytochrome P450. This current study aims to research the possible relationship between Cytochrome P450, Family 2, Subfamily E, and Polypeptide 1 (CYP2E1) polymorphisms with KD. METHODS: We selected six tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNPs) of the CYP2E1 gene for TaqMan allelic discrimination assay in 340 KD patients and performed analysis on the clinical phenotypes and coronary artery lesions (CAL)...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650577/time-dependent-trends-in-cardiovascular-adverse-events-during-follow-up-after-carotid-or-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
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I D van Koeverden, S T W van Haelst, S Haitjema, J-P P M de Vries, F L Moll, H M den Ruijter, I E Hoefer, G W Dalmeijer, G J de Borst, G Pasterkamp
BACKGROUND: Recent observations have suggested a decline in vulnerable carotid artery and iliofemoral atherosclerotic plaque characteristics over the past decade. The aim of this study was to determine whether, in the presence of clinically manifest carotid or peripheral artery disease, secondary adverse cardiovascular events decreased over this period. METHODS: Patients included in the Athero-Express biobank between 2003 and 2012 were analysed. During 3-year follow-up, composite cardiovascular endpoints were documented yearly, including: myocardial infarction, coronary interventions, stroke, peripheral interventions and cardiovascular death...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650277/attenuated-post-exercise-heart-rate-recovery-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-role-of-disease-severity-and-beta-blocker-treatment
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P Bienias, M Ciurzyński, A Chrzanowska, I Dudzik-Niewiadomska, K Irzyk, K Oleszek, A Kalińska-Bienias, B Kisiel, W Tłustochowicz, P Pruszczyk
Objective Sinus tachycardia is frequently reported in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), while there are limited data on post-exercise ability to slow heart rate (i.e. heart rate recovery, HRR) in this group of patients. Methods We studied consecutive 70 patients with SLE and 30 healthy controls. All examined individuals underwent detailed clinical examination, echocardiography, Holter monitoring with heart rate variability and treadmill stress test using Bruce's protocol. HRR values were calculated as the difference between maximum HR during exercise and HR at the first (HRR1) and third (HRR3) minute of rest...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650207/epicardial-pericardial-and-total-cardiac-fat-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-elevated-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate
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Regitse H Christensen, Bernt J von Scholten, Christian S Hansen, Sarah E Heywood, Jaya B Rosenmeier, Ulrik B Andersen, Peter Hovind, Henrik Reinhard, Hans-Henrik Parving, Bente K Pedersen, Marit E Jørgensen, Peter K Jacobsen, Peter Rossing
Background We evaluated the association of cardiac adipose tissue including epicardial adipose tissue and pericardial adipose tissue with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality, coronary artery calcium, carotid intima media thickness and inflammatory markers. Design A prospective study of 200 patients with type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER). Methods Cardiac adipose tissue was measured from baseline echocardiography. The composite endpoint comprised incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649159/initial-simulated-ffr-investigation-using-flow-measurements-in-patient-specific-3d-printed-coronary-phantoms
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Lauren Shepard, Kelsey Sommer, Richard Izzo, Alexander Podgorsak, Michael Wilson, Zaid Said, Frank J Rybicki, Dimitrios Mitsouras, Stephen Rudin, Erin Angel, Ciprian N Ionita
PURPOSE: Accurate patient-specific phantoms for device testing or endovascular treatment planning can be 3D printed. We expand the applicability of this approach for cardiovascular disease, in particular, for CT-geometry derived benchtop measurements of Fractional Flow Reserve, the reference standard for determination of significant individual coronary artery atherosclerotic lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Coronary CT Angiography (CTA) images during a single heartbeat were acquired with a 320×0...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649086/early-life-risk-factors-for-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-helsinki-birth-cohort-study
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Linda S B Johnson, Minna Salonen, Eero Kajantie, David Conen, Jeff S Healey, Clive Osmond, Johan G Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Early life risk factors are associated with cardiometabolic disease, but have not been fully studied in atrial fibrillation (AF). There are discordant results from existing studies of birth weight and AF, and the impact of maternal body size, gestational age, placental size, and birth length is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study includes 13 345 people born as singletons in Helsinki in the years 1934-1944. Follow-up was through national registries, and ended on December 31, 2013, with 907 incident cases...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648536/outcomes-of-elective-aortic-hemiarch-reconstruction-for-aneurysmal-disease-in-the-elderly
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Arman Kilic, George J Arnaoutakis, Joseph E Bavaria, Ibrahim Sultan, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Matthew L Williams, Rita K Milewski, Wilson Y Szeto
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated outcomes of elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease in the elderly. METHODS: Patients undergoing elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease at a single institution between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were stratified into nonelderly (aged less than 75 years) versus elderly (aged 75 years or more). Outcomes included operative mortality and morbidity. RESULTS: In all, 629 patients (95 elderly; 15%) were included...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648480/a-10-year-institutional-experience-with-open-branched-graft-reconstruction-of-aortic-aneurysms-in-connective-tissue-disorders-versus-degenerative-disease
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Caitlin W Hicks, Jennifer Lue, Natalia O Glebova, Bryan A Ehlert, James H Black
OBJECTIVE: Aortic reconstruction for complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) can be challenging, especially in patients with connective tissue disorders (CTDs) in whom tissue fragility is a major concern. Branched graft reconstruction is a more complex operation compared with inclusion patch repair of the aorta but is frequently necessary in patients with CTDs or other pathologies because of anatomic reasons. We describe our institutional experience with open branched graft reconstruction of aortic aneurysms and compare outcomes for patients with CTDs vs degenerative pathologies...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648439/modulation-of-myocardial-energetics-an-important-category-of-agents-in-the-multimodal-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Jamshed J Dalal, Sundeep Mishra
The combined and relative contribution of glucose and fatty acid oxidation generates myocardial energy, which regulates the cardiac function and efficiency. Any dysregulation in this metabolic homeostasis can adversely affect the function of heart and contribute to cardiac conditions such as angina and heart failure. Metabolic agents ameliorate this internal metabolic anomaly, by shifting the energy production pathway from free fatty acids to glucose, resulting in a better performance of the heart. Metabolic therapy is relatively a new modality, which functions through optimization of cardiac substrate metabolism...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648423/evaluation-of-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-as-a-marker-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-200-angiographically-proven-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Vani Bharani, V Ramesh, Ram Nawal Rao, Satyendra Tewari
Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is emerging as a promising marker for assessing cardiovascular risk. GGT predicts cardiovascular mortality in the population and is positively associated with traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). This study was undertaken on 200 north Indian CAD patients diagnosed with coronary angiography to study relation of GGT with risk factors for CAD and severity of CAD. GGT values ranged from 5 to 69U/L and were divided in 4 quartiles. GGT was positively associated with triglyceride (p=0...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648204/long-term-prognosis-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-treated-with-invasive-strategy
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Ildefonso Roldán Torres, Inmaculada Salvador Mercader, Claudia Cabadés Rumbeu, José Luis Díez Gil, José Ferrando Cervelló, Marta Monteagudo Viana, Rubén Fernández Galera, Vicente Mora Llabata
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes after non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS). However, the information available on this specific population, is scarce. We evaluate the impact of CKD on long-term prognosis in patients with NSTEACS managed with invasive strategy. METHODS: We conduct a prospective registry of patients with NSTEACS and coronary angiography. CKD was defined as a glomerular filtration rate < 60ml/min/1,73m(2)...
May 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648010/-experience-of-sun-s-procedure-for-chronic-type-b-dissection-with-aortic-arch-involvement
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R D Qi, J M Zhu, L Chen, C N Li, Z Y Qiao, L J Cheng, Y P Ge, H O Hu, Y Xia, X Y Xing, T Zheng, Y M Liu, L Z Sun
Objective: To study the surgical treatment of chronic type B dissection with aortic arch involvement using Sun's procedure. Methods: Between February 2009 and December 2015, 29 patients [20 males, 9 females, with a mean age of (41±12) years, range 24-64 years] with type B dissection with aortic arch involvement underwent Sun's procedure. Sixteen patient had a history of hypertension. Marfan syndrome was observed in 9 cases, coronary artery disease in 3 cases, mitral regurgitation in 3 patients, cerebrovascular disease in one patient...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647778/a-correlation-between-secondary-structure-and-rheological-properties-of-low-density-lipoproteins-at-air-water-interfaces
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Ziad Khattari
The secondary structure of apolipoprotein B-100 is studied within the bulk phase and at the air/water interface. In these "in viro" experiments, infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) study was performed at the air/water interface while circular dichroism (CD) was conducted in the bulk phase. In the bulk phase, the conformational structure containing a significant amount of β-structure, whereas varying amount of α-helix, unordered structures, and β-sheet were observed at the air/water interface depending on the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) film interfacial pressure...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647774/automatic-identification-of-coronary-tree-anatomy-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Qing Cao, Alexander Broersen, Michiel A de Graaf, Pieter H Kitslaar, Guanyu Yang, Arthur J Scholte, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Johan H C Reiber, Jouke Dijkstra
An automatic coronary artery tree labeling algorithm is described to identify the anatomical segments of the extracted centerlines from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) images. This method will facilitate the automatic lesion reporting and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease. Three-dimensional (3D) models for both right dominant (RD) and left dominant (LD) coronary circulations were built. All labels in the model were matched with their possible candidates in the extracted tree to find the optimal labeling result...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647689/associations-of-cigarette-smoking-with-subclinical-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-elsa-brasil-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health
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Sina Kianoush, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Mahmoud Al-Rifai, Andrew P DeFilippis, Marcio S Bittencourt, Bruce B Duncan, Isabela M Bensenor, Aruni Bhatnagar, Paulo A Lotufo, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify sensitive biomarkers of early tobacco-related cardiovascular disease. We examined the association of smoking status, burden, time since quitting, and intensity, with markers of inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 14 103 participants without clinical cardiovascular disease in ELSA-Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health). We evaluated baseline cross-sectional associations between smoking parameters and inflammation (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP]) and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis (carotid intima-media thickness, ankle-brachial index, and coronary artery calcium [CAC])...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647406/unstable-angina-in-the-era-of-cardiac-troponin-assays-with-improved-sensitivity-a-clinical-dilemma
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K M Eggers, T Jernberg, B Lindahl
INTRODUCTION: There is an expectation that with the adoption of more sensitive cardiac troponin (cTn) assays, unstable angina would become a rarity. However, recent data from the SWEDEHEART registry demonstrated that 15% of patients admitted with non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) still were regarded having unstable angina. We aimed to further investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of these patients. METHODS: Retrospective registry-based analysis (SWEDEHEART) including 3204 unstable patients, 18,194 non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients and 977 controls without acute cardiovascular disease...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647302/variable-validity-of-computer-extracted-problem-lists-for-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-within-the-va-greater-los-angeles-health-system
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Stephan Chiu, John Davis, JoAnn Giaconi, Aaron Lee, Greg Orshansky, Leonard Kleinman, Irena Tsui
PURPOSE: Electronic health data in the form of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes is routinely used for clinical research, yet the accuracy of specific diagnoses is largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to assess the validity of computer extracted problem lists for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) within the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Administration (VHAGLA). METHODS: The study population consisted of patients at the VHAGLA with an ICD-9 diagnosis of DM between Jan 1st 1999 and March 22nd 2016 with visits to the eye clinic...
June 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646793/shexiang-baoxin-pills-promotes-angiogenesis-in-myocardial-infarction-rats-via-up-regulation-of-20-hete-mediated-endothelial-progenitor-cells-mobilization
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Feifei Huang, Yang Liu, Xia Yang, Di Che, Kaifeng Qiu, Bruce D Hammock, Jingfeng Wang, Mong-Heng Wang, Jie Chen, Hui Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Therapeutic angiogenesis is a pivotal strategy for ischemic heart disease. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect and molecular mechanism of Shexiang Baoxin pills, a widely-used traditional Chinese medicine for ischemic heart disease, on angiogenesis in a rat model of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: We used the occlusion of left anterior descending coronary artery of Sprague-Dawley rats as a model of MI. The MI rats were treated with distilled water, Shexiang Baoxin pills, or Shexiang Baoxin pills + HET0016 (a selective blocker of the biosynthesis of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) at 10 mg/kg/day), respectively...
June 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646593/mri-assisted-dual-motion-correction-for-myocardial-perfusion-defect-detection-in-pet-imaging
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Xinhui Wang, Arman Rahmim, Jing Tang
PURPOSE: Myocardial perfusion (MP) PET imaging is a powerful tool in risk assess-assessment and stratification of patients with coronary artery disease. Involuntary organmotion degrades cardiac PET image resolution while respiratory and/or cardiac gating to freeze the motion leads to noisier reconstructed images due to reduced counts in the gated frames. In this work, we propose an MRI assisted dual motion correction method to compensate for respiratory and cardiac motion in MP PET data and study the impact of dual motion correction on MP defect detection using systematically designed experiments...
June 24, 2017: Medical Physics
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