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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444996/breast-arterial-calcification-association-with-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-and-implications-for-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-in-women
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REVIEW
Angela J Ryan, Andrew D Choi, Brian G Choi, Jannet F Lewis
Breast arterial calcification (BAC) is a type of medial artery calcification that can be seen incidentally on mammography. Studies have suggested association of BAC with cardiovascular risk factors, coronary artery disease (CAD), and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recently published studies have also suggested a modest correlation of BAC with coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. Roughly 40 million mammograms are already performed annually in the United States with overlap in patients that undergo CAD screening via CAC scoring...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441695/increased-high-risk-coronary-plaque-burden-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-clinical-signs-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-computed-tomography-angiography-study
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Kristian L Funck, Esben Laugesen, Kristian Øvrehus, Jesper M Jensen, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Damini Dey, Troels K Hansen, Per L Poulsen
OBJECTIVES: Arterial stiffness and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis may yield valuable information on cardiovascular risk. We aimed to characterize coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls and to investigate the association between baseline arterial stiffness and coronary plaque volumes after 5-year follow-up. METHODS: Data from 45 patients and 61 matched controls were available for coronary plaque assessment...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432604/phosphate-imbalance-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
E C Christopoulou, T D Filippatos, E Megapanou, M S Elisaf, G Liamis
Patients with heart failure often exhibit electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyponatremia or hypokalemia/hyperkalemia. Although not as common as the other electrolyte disturbances observed in patients with heart failure, phosphate imbalance is also of high importance in this population. The aim of this review is to present the mechanisms of low or high phosphate serum levels in patients with heart failure and its role in the pathogenesis and progression of heart dysfunction. Hypophosphatemia in patients with heart failure may be the result of co-existing electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities, pharmacological treatments, decreased intestinal absorption or secondary to sympathetic nervous system activation and co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus or heavy alcohol consumption...
April 22, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427294/increased-phagocytic-nadph-oxidase-activity-associates-with-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-men
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Oscar Beloqui, María U Moreno, Gorka San José, Álvaro Pejenaute, Adriana Cortés, Manuel F Landecho, Javier Díez, Ana Fortuño, Guillermo Zalba
Vascular calcification is a common feature in atherosclerosis and associates with cardiovascular events. Oxidative stress may be involved in the pathogenesis of vascular calcification. Previous studies have shown that the phagocytic NADPH oxidase is associated with atherosclerosis. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between phagocytic NADPH oxidase-mediated superoxide production and coronary artery calcium (CAC). NADPH oxidase-mediated superoxide production was determined by chemiluminescence and CAC by computed tomography in 159 asymptomatic men free of overt clinical atherosclerosis...
April 20, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426428/vascular-calcification-the-role-of-micrornas
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Stelina Alkagiet, Konstantinos Tziomalos
Vascular calcification represents the deposition of calcium phosphate salts in the tunica media of the vascular wall. It occurs during aging but is accelerated and pronounced in patients with diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and established cardiovascular disease. Due to the loss of elasticity of the vessel wall, vascular calcification might result in left ventricular hypertrophy and compromise coronary perfusion. Accordingly, several studies showed that vascular calcification is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
April 20, 2017: Biomolecular Concepts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422570/an-induced-adipocyte-sheet-reduces-inflammatory-reactions-during-remodeling-of-xenogeneic-scaffolds-in-vivo
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Tong Yi, Qiang Wang, Fan Fan, Gouhui Fan
Surgical therapy of cardiovascular diseases frequently requires replacement of diseased tissues with prosthetic devices or grafts. Calcification is the main reason for the degeneration of implanted grafts. However, some factors reduce stenosis and attenuate calcification of implanted grafts. In this study, we used an autologous induced adipocyte cell-sheet (IACS) as a drug delivery system to determine whether its secretion ability has a beneficial effect on the remodeling process of grafts in a rat subcutaneous model...
April 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420816/coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-characteristics-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors%C3%A3-insights-from-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Roberta De Rosa, Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera, David M Leistner, Sophia M Reis, Claudia E Thome, Jes-Niels Boeckel, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Andreas M Zeiher
BACKGROUND: The association between cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) and the risk of coronary events is widely acknowledged. Whether individual risk factors may be associated with distinct plaque characteristics is currently unclear. We investigated the relationship between CVRF and coronary plaque burden and phenotype.Methods and Results:We assessed coronary atherosclerotic plaque characteristics by optical coherence tomography in 67 patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing coronary angiography...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412421/change-in-carotid-plaque-components-a-4-year-follow-up-study-with-serial-mr-imaging
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Laura Pletsch-Borba, Mariana Selwaness, Aad van der Lugt, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine how carotid plaque components (e.g., intraplaque hemorrhage [IPH], calcification, lipid core) change over time and which cardiovascular risk factors are associated with the development of each component. BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerotic plaque components are important markers of plaque vulnerability. How these components change and which factors lead to the development and changes in the components remain unclear...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411233/vasculopathy-in-the-setting-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-the-roles-of-protein-bound-uremic-toxins
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Jingbin Guo, Lu Lu, Yue Hua, Kevin Huang, Ian Wang, Li Huang, Qiang Fu, Aihua Chen, Paul Chan, Huimin Fan, Zhong-Min Liu, Bing Hui Wang
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) often leads to and accelerates the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD), whilst CVD also causes kidney dysfunction. This bidirectional interaction leads to the development of a complex syndrome known as cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). CRS not only involves both the heart and the kidney, but also the vascular system through a vast array of contributing factors. In addition to hemodynamic, neuro-hormonal, mechanical and biochemical factors, the non-dialyzable protein-bound uremic toxins (PBUTs) are also key contributing factors that have been demonstrated through in vitro, in vivo and clinical observations...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411031/prognostic-value-of-visually-detected-coronary-artery-calcification-on-unenhanced-non-gated-thoracic-computed-tomography-for-prediction-of-non-fatal-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality
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Lisa Shao, Andrew T Yan, Gerald Lebovic, Harvey H Wong, Anish Kirpalani, Djeven P Deva
PURPOSE: To determine the prognostic value of visually detected coronary artery calcification (CAC) on unenhanced non-gated thoracic computed tomography (CT) for non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre cohort study comprised of 410 consecutive patients aged 40-80 years without any known cardiovascular disease at baseline. CT images without electrocardiogram-gating were acquired for a variety of respiratory medicine indications...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406244/cortistatin-reduces-atherosclerosis-in-hyperlipidemic-apoe-deficient-mice-and-the-formation-of-foam-cells
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Virginia Delgado-Maroto, Raquel Benitez, Irene Forte-Lago, Maria Morell, Elena Maganto-Garcia, Luciana Souza-Moreira, Francisco O'Valle, Mario Duran-Prado, Andrew H Lichtman, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Mario Delgado
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory cardiovascular disease that is responsible of high mortality worldwide. Evidence indicates that maladaptive autoimmune responses in the arterial wall play critical roles in the process of atherosclerosis. Cortistatin is a neuropeptide expressed in the vascular system and atherosclerotic plaques that regulates vascular calcification and neointimal formation, and inhibits inflammation in different experimental models of autoimmune diseases. Its role in inflammatory cardiovascular disorders is largely unexplored...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401422/acetate-free-biofiltration-to-remove-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Valeria Cernaro, Silvia Lucisano, Valeria Canale, Annamaria Bruzzese, Daniela Caccamo, Giuseppe Costantino, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro
AIM: Serum levels of 32 kDa-phosphaturic hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) rise early in renal failure in order to keep phosphatemia within the normal range; however, this compensatory mechanism itself contributes to chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder. High FGF23 is also associated to left ventricular hypertrophy, vascular calcifications and thus increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of this pilot pre-post study was to evaluate the effects of a single hemodiafiltration session with acetate-free biofiltration (AFB) on FGF23 serum levels...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400572/imaging-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-evidence-for-increased-prevalence-altered-phenotype-and-a-link-between-systemic-and-localised-plaque-inflammation
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S Skeoch, P L Hubbard Cristinacce, H Williams, P Pemberton, D Xu, J Sun, J James, C Yuan, T Hatsukami, P D Hockings, M Y Alexander, J C Waterton, I N Bruce
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic inflammation is thought to drive increased cardiovascular risk through accelerated atherosclerosis. It may also lead to a more high-risk plaque phenotype. We sought to investigate carotid plaque phenotype in RA patients using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and Fludeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography(FDG-PET). In this pilot study, RA patients and age/sex-matched controls were evaluated for cardiovascular risk factors and carotid plaque on ultrasound. Subjects with plaque >2 mm thick underwent DCE-MRI, and a subgroup of patients had FDG-PET...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389123/circulating-gdf-15-levels-predict-future-secondary-manifestations-of-cardiovascular-disease-explicitly-in-women-but-not-men-with-atherosclerosis
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Aisha Gohar, Isabel Gonçalves, Joyce Vrijenhoek, Saskia Haitjema, Ian van Koeverden, Jan Nilsson, Gert J de Borst, Jean-Paul de Vries, Gerard Pasterkamp, Hester M den Ruijter, Harry Björkbacka, Saskia C A de Jager
BACKGROUND: Elevated serum levels of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), is an established risk factor for a range of cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of plasma GDF-15 as a biomarker for secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with atherosclerosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Secondly, we determined whether plasma GDF-15 was associated with carotid plaque characteristics. METHODS: Circulating GDF-15 levels were determined by Luminex assay in a cohort of 1056 patients from the Athero-Express biobank...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386842/vitamin-k2-inhibits-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-calcification-by-restoring-the-gas6-axl-akt-anti-apoptotic-pathway
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Cuiting Qiu, Haijun Zheng, Huiren Tao, Wenjun Yu, Xiaoyu Jiang, Aiqin Li, Hui Jin, Anlin Lv, Huan Li
Vascular calcification is associated with cardiovascular disease as a complication of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease. Vitamin K2 (VK2) delays vascular calcification by an unclear mechanism. Moreover, apoptosis modulates vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) calcification. This paper aimed to study VK2-modified VSMC calcification and survival cell signaling mediated by growth arrest-specific gene 6 (Gas6) and its tyrosine kinase receptor Axl. Primary-cultured VSMCs were dose-dependently treated with VK2 in the presence of calcification medium for 8 days, or pre-treated for 1 h with/without the Axl inhibitor R428 (2 μmol/L) or the caspase inhibitor Z-VAD-fmk (20 μmol/L) followed by treatment with VK2 (10 μmol/L) or rmGas6 (200 nmol/L) in calcification medium for 8 days...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385153/lower-serum-magnesium-is-associated-with-vascular-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Amber O Molnar, Mohan Biyani, Ian Hammond, John Paul Harmon, Susan Lavoie, Brendan McCormick, Manish M Sood, Jessica Wagner, Elena Pena, Deborah L Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent among dialysis patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular and all cause mortality. Magnesium (Mg) inhibits vascular calcification in animal and in-vitro studies but whether the same effect occurs in humans is uncertain. METHODS: A single centre cross-sectional study of 80 prevalent peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients; on PD only for a minimum of 3 months. A radiologist blinded to patient status calculated their abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) scores on lateral lumbar spine radiographs, a validated surrogate for CAC...
April 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384171/the-shift-from-high-to-low-turnover-bone-disease-after-parathyroidectomy-is-associated-with-the-progression-of-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-12-month-follow-up-study
#18
Fabiana Rodrigues Hernandes, Maria Eugênia Fernandes Canziani, Fellype Carvalho Barreto, Rodrigo Oliveira Santos, Valéria de Melo Moreira, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Aluizio Barbosa Carvalho
Parathyroidectomy (PTX) may cause low levels of PTH, leading to an excessive reduction of bone turnover, which is associated with poor outcomes in dialysis patients, including vascular calcification (VC). We aimed to prospectively investigate the impact of PTX on bone remodeling and its potential consequence on the progression of VC in hemodialysis patients. In this prospective study, 19 hemodialysis patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) were evaluated. All patients underwent laboratorial tests and coronary tomography at baseline and, 6 and 12 months after PTX; bone biopsy was performed at baseline and 12-month...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381870/cardiovascular-calcification-and-subcortical-bone-demineralization-in-hypertension
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Chiara Cirillo, Giancarlo Bilancio, Francesco Natale, Claudia Concilio, Maria Giovanna Russo, Paolo Calabrò, Massimo Cirillo
The present study investigated cardiovascular calcification, peripheral bone mineral density (BMD), and lab indices in hypertensive patients aged 55-74 years without severe kidney dysfunction. Cardiovascular calcification was investigated by ultrasound examinations at eight sites: aortic valve, left and right common carotid artery, left and right carotid artery bifurcation, left and right internal carotid artery, and abdominal aorta. The presence/absence of calcification at each site was coded as 1/0, respectively, for the calculation of a cumulative score...
April 6, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379333/comparison-of-coronary-artery-calcification-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-ankle-brachial-index-for-predicting-10-year-incident-cardiovascular-events-in-the-general-population
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Marie Henrike Geisel, Marcus Bauer, Frauke Hennig, Barbara Hoffmann, Nils Lehmann, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Knut Kröger, Kaffer Kara, Tobias Müller, Susanne Moebus, Raimund Erbel, André Scherag, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Amir A Mahabadi
Aims: To compare the predictive value of coronary artery calcification (CAC), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and ankle-brachial index (ABI) in a primary prevention cohort depending on risk factor profile to determine which of the three markers improves cardiovascular (CV) risk discrimination best in which risk group. Methods and results: We quantified CAC, CIMT, and ABI in 3108 subjects (mean age 59.2 ± 7.7, 47.1% male) without prevalent CV diseases from the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study...
March 30, 2017: European Heart Journal
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