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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637038/synergic-impact-of-vascular-calcification-and-low-autonomic-tone-in-mortality-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Hwee-Yeong Ng, Shu-Kai Hsueh, Yueh-Ting Lee, Terry Ting-Yu Chiou, Pei-Chen Huang, Chien-Te Lee
BACKGROUND: Both cardiovascular calcification and autonomic dysfunction are frequently encountered in hemodialysis patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship between cardiovascular calcification and heart rate variability (HRV) and their influence on long-term outcome. METHODS: Seventy-eight hemodialysis patients underwent echocardiogram and radiography of the pelvis and hands to identify valvular and vascular calcification. HRV was evaluated using a commercial machine...
June 22, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636844/clonal-hematopoiesis-and-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Siddhartha Jaiswal, Pradeep Natarajan, Alexander J Silver, Christopher J Gibson, Alexander G Bick, Eugenia Shvartz, Marie McConkey, Namrata Gupta, Stacey Gabriel, Diego Ardissino, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Valentin Fuster, John Danesh, Philippe Frossard, Danish Saleheen, Olle Melander, Galina K Sukhova, Donna Neuberg, Peter Libby, Sekar Kathiresan, Benjamin L Ebert
Background Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), which is defined as the presence of an expanded somatic blood-cell clone in persons without other hematologic abnormalities, is common among older persons and is associated with an increased risk of hematologic cancer. We previously found preliminary evidence for an association between CHIP and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the nature of this association was unclear. Methods We used whole-exome sequencing to detect the presence of CHIP in peripheral-blood cells and associated such presence with coronary heart disease using samples from four case-control studies that together enrolled 4726 participants with coronary heart disease and 3529 controls...
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630603/elevated-il-37-levels-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-coronary-artery-calcification
#3
Meng Chai, Hai-Tao Zhang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Qing-Wei Ji, Qing Yang, Yu-Yang Liu, Ying-Xin Zhao, Dong-Mei Shi, Wei Liu, Li-Xia Yang, Lin-Lin Zhang, Jing Liang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a predictor of cardiovascular events and plaque burden and is closely associated with chronic inflammation. Interleukin (IL)-37 is a newly discovered member of the IL-1 family and is considered an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Our recent study on mice indicated that IL-37 could attenuate atherosclerosis and vascular calcification, which suggests that IL-37 could be associated with the development of atherosclerosis and related diseases...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624395/statin-trials-cardiovascular-events-and%C3%A2-coronary-artery-calcification-implications-for-a-trial-based-approach-to-statin-therapy-in%C3%A2-mesa
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Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Erling Falk, Dong Li, Khurram Nasir, Michael J Blaha, Veit Sandfort, Carlos Jose Rodriguez, Pamela Ouyang, Matthew Budoff
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether coronary artery calcium (CAC) could be used to optimize statin allocation among individuals for whom trial-based evidence supports efficacy of statin therapy. BACKGROUND: Recently, allocation of statins was proposed for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) based on proven efficacy from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of statin therapy, a so-called trial-based approach. METHODS: The study used data from MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) with 5,600 men and women, 45 to 84 years of age, and free of clinical ASCVD, lipid-lowering therapy, or missing information for risk factors at baseline examination...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619195/association-of-triglyceride-related-genetic-variants-with-mitral%C3%A2-annular%C3%A2-calcification
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Mehdi Afshar, Kevin Luk, Ron Do, Line Dufresne, David S Owens, Tamara B Harris, Gina M Peloso, Kathleen F Kerr, Quenna Wong, Albert V Smith, Mathew J Budoff, Jerome I Rotter, L Adrienne Cupples, Stephen S Rich, James C Engert, Vilmundur Gudnason, Christopher J O'Donnell, Wendy S Post, George Thanassoulis
BACKGROUND: Mitral annular calcium (MAC), commonly identified by cardiac imaging, is associated with cardiovascular events and predisposes to the development of clinically important mitral valve regurgitation and mitral valve stenosis. However, its biological determinants remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to evaluate whether a genetic predisposition to elevations in plasma lipids is associated with the presence of MAC. METHODS: The authors used 3 separate Mendelian randomization techniques to evaluate the associations of lipid genetic risk scores (GRS) with MAC in 3 large patient cohorts: the Framingham Health Study, MESA (Multiethnic European Study of Atherosclerosis), and the AGE-RS (Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615947/treatment-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-the-clinical-utility-of-etelcalcetide
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REVIEW
Mario Cozzolino, Andrea Galassi, Ferruccio Conte, Michela Mangano, Luca Di Lullo, Antonio Bellasi
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), a very frequent, severe, and worsening complication of chronic kidney disease, is characterized by high serum parathyroid hormone (PTH), parathyroid gland hyperplasia, and disturbances in mineral metabolism. Clinically, SHPT shows renal osteodystrophy, vascular calcification, cardiovascular damage, and fatal outcome. Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is the main physiological regulator of PTH secretion; its activation by calcium rapidly inhibits PTH. Another important player in regulating mineral metabolism is vitamin D receptor (VDR), which is under the influence of vitamin D and influences the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate, PTH gene expression, and bone calcium mobilization...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615727/oestrogen-inhibits-arterial-calcification-by-promoting-autophagy
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Yi-Qun Peng, Dan Xiong, Xiao Lin, Rong-Rong Cui, Feng Xu, Jia-Yu Zhong, Ting Zhu, Feng Wu, Min-Zhi Mao, Xiao-Bo Liao, Ling-Qing Yuan
Arterial calcification is a major complication of cardiovascular disease. Oestrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal women is associated with lower levels of coronary artery calcification, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. Here, we show that oestrogen inhibits the osteoblastic differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in vitro and arterial calcification in vivo by promoting autophagy. Through electron microscopy, GFP-LC3 redistribution, and immunofluorescence analyses as well as measurement of the expression of the autophagosome marker light-chain I/II (LC3I/II) and autophagy protein 5 (Atg5), we show that autophagy is increased in VSMCs by oestrogen in vitro and in vivo...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614411/focal-induction-of-ros-release-to-trigger-local-vascular-degeneration
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Jan-Philipp Minol, Isabella Reinsch, Maximilian Luik, Anne Leferink, Mareike Barth, Alexander Assmann, Artur Lichtenberg, Payam Akhyari
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in the process of cardiovascular degeneration. We evaluated the potential of a controlled, local induction of ROS-release by application of rose bengal (RB) and photo energy to induce atherosclerosis-like focal vascular degeneration in vivo. After injection of RB, rats fed with a pro-degenerative diet underwent focal irradiation of the abdominal aorta by a green laser (ROS group), while the controls received irradiation without RB. Aortic tissue was analyzed by histology and immunohistochemistry at 0, 2, 4, 8, 28 and 56 days (n = 5)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613982/dietary-phosphorus-intake-and-the-kidney
#9
Alex R Chang, Cheryl Anderson
Although phosphorus is an essential nutrient required for multiple physiological functions, recent research raises concerns that high phosphorus intake could have detrimental effects on health. Phosphorus is abundant in the food supply of developed countries, occurring naturally in protein-rich foods and as an additive in processed foods. High phosphorus intake can cause vascular and renal calcification, renal tubular injury, and premature death in multiple animal models. Small studies in human suggest that high phosphorus intake may result in positive phosphorus balance and correlate with renal calcification and albuminuria...
June 14, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611919/markers-of-arterial-stiffness-in-a-sample-of-lebanese-subjects-with-grade-i-essential-hypertension
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Samir Mallat, Abdo Jurjus, Tarek Bou Assi, Alice Jurjus, Ali Shams, Skye El Sayegh, Adel Berbari
OBJECTIVES: Arterial stiffness is becoming a major global condition associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems and death. Several markers have been linked to arterial stiffness. METHODS: To determine and evaluate these relations, anthropometric parameters (weight, height, and pulse rate), biochemical profile, and central and peripheral indices of arterial function were measured in 114 Lebanese subjects with Grade I essential hypertension. RESULTS: Age was associated with a higher pulse wave velocity (p = ...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609552/thyrotropin-levels-and-coronary-artery-calcification-cross-sectional-results-of-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Érique José F Peixoto de Miranda, Márcio Sommer Bittencourt, Henrique Lane Staniak, Alexandre C Pereira, Murilo Foppa, Itamar S Santos, Paulo A Lotufo, Isabela M Bensenor
BACKGROUND: There is little information about the association between thyrotropin (TSH) levels and coronary artery calcification (CAC). OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to analyze the association between TSH quintiles and subclinical atherosclerosis measured by CAC, using baseline data from the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: We excluded individuals using medications that affect thyroid function and who self-reported cardiovascular disease...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608927/role-of-vascular-calcification-inhibitors-in-preventing-vascular-dysfunction-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Ozkan Gungor, Ismail Kocyigit, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Siren Sezer
Cardiovascular events make up the primary cause of death in hemodialysis patients, and the risk for cardiovascular mortality is significantly increased by vascular calcification, a condition observed frequently in this patient population. The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of vascular calcification are complex, and many factors facilitate or hinder the development of calcification. In this review, we first summarize the main factors contributing to the pathogenesis of vascular calcification in patients with end-stage renal disease...
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607103/dynamin-related-protein-1-inhibition-attenuates-cardiovascular-calcification-in-the-presence-of-oxidative-stress
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Maximillian Rogers, Natalia Maldonado-Martinez, Joshua D Hutcheson, Claudia Goettsch, Shinji Goto, Iwao Yamada, Tyler Faits, Hiromi Sesaki, Masanori Aikawa, Elena Aikawa
Rationale: Mitochondrial changes occur during cell differentiation and cardiovascular disease. Dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) is a key regulator of mitochondrial fission. We hypothesized that DRP1 plays a role in cardiovascular calcification, a process involving cell differentiation and a major clinical problem with high unmet needs. Objective: To examine the effects of osteogenic promoting conditions on DRP1, and whether DRP1 inhibition alters the development of cardiovascular calcification. Methods and Results: DRP1 was enriched in calcified regions of human carotid arteries, examined by immunohistochemistry...
June 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606888/neointima-and-neoatherosclerotic-characteristics-in-bare-metal-and-first-and-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-admitted-with-cardiovascular-events-attributed-to-stent-failure-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Rodrigue Stettler, Jouke Dijkstra, Lorenz Räber, Ryo Torii, Yao-Jun Zhang, Antonis Karanasos, Shengnan Liu, Tom Crake, Steve Hamshere, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Muhiddin Ozkor, Stephan Windecker, Patrick W Serruys, Evelyn Regar, Anthony Mathur, Christos V Bourantas
AIMS: To assess neoatherosclerotic plaque morphology in bare metal (BMS) and 1st and 2nd generation drug eluting stents (DES) in patients presenting with an event attributed to stent failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty five patients (11 implanted with BMS, 13 with a 1st generation and 11 with a 2nd generation DES) admitted with an event due to stent failure who had neoatherosclerotic lesions on optical coherence tomography were included in the analysis. The lumen and stent borders were detected and the lipid and calcific tissue were identified in the neointima and their burden was estimated...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605143/enhanced-serum-levels-of-matrix-gla-protein-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients
#15
Zafer Buyukterzi, Ummugulsum Can, Sertac Alpaydin, Asuman Guzelant, Sukru Karaarslan, Mehmet Mustu, Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification has been found to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Various bone-associated proteins have been suggested to be related with this process. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether serum levels of bone morphogenic protein-4 (BMP-4) and matrix Gla protein (MGP) differed in patients who were found to have normal epicardial coronary arteries or a culprit lesion in the coronary angiography leading to acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602121/frailty-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-older-persons-the-age-gene-environment-susceptibility-reykjavik-study
#16
Nicola Veronese, Kristin Sigeirsdottir, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Elisa Marques, Didier Chalhoub, Caroline Phillips, Lenore Launer, Stefania Maggi, Vilmundur Gudnason, Tamara B Harris
Frailty is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the studies available have not considered the presence of sub-clinical atherosclerotic disease as potential confounders. We investigated the association between frailty and the onset of CVD independently of sub-clinical atherosclerotic disease. For this reason, a sample of 3818 older participants participating in the Age, Gene/Environment SusceptibilityReykjavik Study (AGESReykjavik) without CVD at baseline was followed for a median of 8...
June 10, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596432/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-related-comorbidities-in-incident-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#17
Thomas Gille, Morgane Didier, Marouane Boubaya, Loris Moya, Angela Sutton, Zohra Carton, Fanny Baran-Marszak, Danielle Sadoun-Danino, Dominique Israël-Biet, Vincent Cottin, Frederic Gagnadoux, Bruno Crestani, Marie-Pia d'Ortho, Pierre-Yves Brillet, Dominique Valeyre, Hilario Nunes, Carole Planès
The objectives of this prospective study were: 1) to determine the prevalence and determinants of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in patients with newly diagnosed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF); 2) to determine whether OSA was associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as increased oxidative stress and levels of IPF biomarkers in the blood.A group of 45 patients with newly diagnosed IPF attended polysomnography. The prevalence of CVD and the severity of coronary artery calcification were investigated by high-resolution computed tomography...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593882/vascular-calcification-the-role-of-micrornas
#18
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/28584909/a-review-of-phosphate-binders-in-chronic-kidney-disease-incremental-progress-or-just-higher-costs
#19
REVIEW
Wendy L St Peter, Lori D Wazny, Eric Weinhandl, Katie E Cardone, Joanna Q Hudson
As kidney disease progresses, phosphorus retention also increases, and phosphate binders are used to treat hyperphosphatemia. Clinicians prescribe phosphate binders thinking that reducing total body burden of phosphorus may decrease risks of mineral and bone disorder, fractures, cardiovascular disease, progression of kidney disease, and mortality. Recent meta-analyses suggest that sevelamer use results in lower mortality than use of calcium-containing phosphate binders. However, studies included in meta-analyses show significant heterogeneity, and exclusion or inclusion of specific studies alters results...
June 5, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583728/conical-neck-is-strongly-associated-with-proximal-failure-in-standard-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#20
Georgios A Pitoulias, Andrés Reyes Valdivia, Suteekhanit Hahtapornsawan, Giovanni Torsello, Apostolos G Pitoulias, Martin Austermann, Claudio Gandarias, Konstantinos P Donas
OBJECTIVE: Hostile proximal aortic neck (HN) challenges the suitability for standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of patients at high risk for "open" repair. However, there has been little if any focus placed on the individual role of the "nonlength" HN features in EVAR outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate their individual and potentially predictive role in outcomes of EVAR under HN conditions. METHODS: Data of 156 consecutive EVAR patients with short (<15 mm) HN, treated with the Endurant device (Medtronic Cardiovascular, Santa Rosa, Calif) at three European academic vascular centers between 2007 and 2015, were collected and retrospectively analyzed...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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