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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146296/anomalous-origin-of-coronary-arteries-from-the-wrong-sinus-in-athletes-diagnosis-and-management-strategies
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Vincenzo Palmieri, Salvatore Gervasi, Massimiliano Bianco, Roberta Cogliani, Barbara Poscolieri, Francesco Cuccaro, Riccardo Marano, Mario Mazzari, Cristina Basso, Paolo Zeppilli
AIMS: Although anomalous origin of left (AOLCA) and right coronary artery (AORCA) from the wrong sinus may cause sudden death (SD) in athletes, early diagnosis and management of these anomalies are still challenging. We analysed clinical/instrumental profiles of athletes identified with AOLCA/AORCA focusing our attention on diagnosis, management and follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report 23 athletes (17 males, mean age 27±17yrs.), 6 with AOLCA and 17 with AORCA...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126782/feasibility-and-limitations-of-mitral-valve-repair-with-or-without-left-ventricular-reconstruction-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yasushige Shingu, Tomonori Ooka, Hiroki Katoh, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: Although non-transplant surgical interventions for non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) are relatively effective, their feasibility and limitations have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to define the feasibility and limitations of mitral valve repair, with or without surgical ventricular reconstruction for patients with NIDCM in terms of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome (LOS). METHODS: Twenty non-transplant candidates (aged 57±13 years) with NIDCM and significant mitral regurgitation had undergone mitral valve repair combined with submitral procedures...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103932/incidence-and-prognostic-factors-related-to-major-adverse-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-with-complex-aortic-diseases-treated-by-the-chimney-technique
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Michel J Bosiers, Kenneth Tran, Jason T Lee, Konstantinos P Donas, Frank J Veith, Giovanni Torsello, Felice Pecoraro, Konstantinos Stavroulakis
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the chimney technique (ch-EVAR) has been used for the treatment of aortic aneurysms as an alternative approach to fenestrated endografting or open repair. Nonetheless, the need for an upper extremity arterial access may contribute to a higher risk for periprocedural cerebrovascular events. This study reports on the perioperative cerebral and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) after ch-EVAR. METHODS: The PERICLES registry (PERformance of the chImney technique for the treatment of Complex aortic pathoLogiES) is an international, retrospective multicenter study evaluating the performance of ch-EVAR for the treatment of complex aortic pathologies...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076466/-a-supraorbital-trans-eyebrow-approach-in-surgery-of-chiasmatic-sellar-and-anterior-cranial-fossa-tumors
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A G Alekseev, A A Pichugin, V I Danilov
OBJECTIVE: to analyze 31 resections of chiasmatic-sellar region (CSR) and anterior cranial fossa (ACF) tumors using the supraorbital trans-eyebrow approach (STA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed medical histories of 31 patients who underwent tumor resection using STA in the period between October 2013 and April 2017. We analyzed the age and gender of patients, size and location of the tumor, presence of a neurological deficit, vision and olfactory functions before and after surgery, surgery duration, amount of intraoperative blood loss, rate of frontal sinus trephination and nasal liquorrhea, hemorrhagic and ischemic complications after surgery, Simpson grade of tumor resection, patient's condition before and after surgery (Glasgow Outcome Scale and Karnofsky Scale), and degree of patient satisfaction with the cosmetic result of surgery...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018132/one-stop-management-of-acute-stroke-patients-minimizing-door-to-reperfusion-times
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Marios-Nikos Psychogios, Daniel Behme, Katharina Schregel, Ioannis Tsogkas, Ilko L Maier, Johanna Rosemarie Leyhe, Antonia Zapf, Julia Tran, Mathias Bähr, Jan Liman, Michael Knauth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intrahospital time delays significantly affect the neurological outcome of stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion. This study was conducted to determine whether a one-stop management can reduce intrahospital times of patients with acute large-vessel occlusion. METHODS: In this observational study, we report the first 30 consecutive stroke patients imaged and treated in the same room. As part of our protocol, we transported patients with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of ≥10 directly to the angio suite, bypassing multidetector computed tomography (CT)...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988245/basic-in-vitro-characterization-of-the-vasodilatory-potential-of-2-aminoethyl-nitrate-fixed-dose-combinations-with-cilostazol-metoprolol-and-valsartan
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Matthias Oelze, Philipp Welschof, Maike Knorr, Lan P Tran, Elisabeth Ullmann, Paul Stamm, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Thomas Jansen, Maximilian Kopp, Eberhard Schulz, Tommaso Gori, Karl Burgin, Armin Scherhag, Dirk Sartor, Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber
BACKGROUND/AIMS: 2-aminoethyl nitrate (CLC-1011) is a member of the class of organic nitrates that cause vasodilation by the generation of nitric oxide (•NO). These drugs are mainly used for the treatment of angina pectoris and ischemic heart disease. The aim of this study was to characterize the vasodilatory potency of this organic nitrate alone and in combination with clinically established cardiovascular drugs. METHODS: Vasodilation by CLC-1011 was tested by isometric tension studies, either alone or combined with cilostazol, valsartan, and metoprolol...
October 7, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971259/efficacy-and-safety-of-superselective-trans-catheter-arterial-embolization-of-upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-using-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate
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Jae Hyun Kwon, Yoon Hee Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of superselective trans-catheter arterial embolization (TAE) with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for patients with acute non-variceal upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHODS: TAE using NBCA was performed in 21 patients (13 males, 8 females, mean age 60.9 years) with acute non-variceal upper (n = 15) and lower (n = 6) GI bleeding. TAE using other embolic agents was performed in 25 patients (13 males, 12 females, mean age 69...
October 2, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919522/the-incidence-of-ischemic-colitis-after-repair-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-is-decreasing-in-the-endovascular-era
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S K Desikan, N Singh, S R Steele, N Tran, E Quiroga, P Danaher, B T Garland, B W Starnes
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic colitis (IC) is a well-described complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA). The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of IC in patients with rAAA undergoing open (OR) vs. endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) at a single institution. In addition, we analyzed the incidence of ischemic colitis pre- and post- implementation of a formal rupture AAA protocol (rEVAR protocol). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on all patients presenting with rAAA to our institution between Jan 2002 and Oct 2013 was performed...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855978/a-case-of-shunting-postoperative-patent-foramen-ovale-under-mechanical-ventilation-controlled-by-different-ventilator-settings
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Claudio Pragliola, Sara Di Michele, Domenico Galzerano
A 56-year old male with ischemic heart disease and an unremarkable preoperative echocardiogram underwent surgical coronary revascularization. An intraoperative post pump trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TOE) performed while the patient was being ventilated at a positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 8 cm H2O demonstrated a right to left interatrial shunt across a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Whereas oxygen saturation was normal, a reduction of the PEEP to 3 cm H2O led to the complete resolution of the shunt with no change in arterial blood gases...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841580/durable-biventricular-support-using-right-atrial-placement-of-the-heartware-hvad
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Hao A Tran, Travis L Pollema, Jorge Silva Enciso, Barry H Greenberg, Denise D Barnard, Eric D Adler, Victor G Pretorius
Patients with Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) levels 1-2 who either have or are at risk for right ventricular failure face significant morbidity and mortality after continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation. Currently, the options for biventricular support are limited the Total Artificial Heart (TAH; CardioWest, Syncardia, Tuscon, AZ) or biventricular assist device (BiVAD), which uses bulky extracorporeal or implantable displacement pumps...
August 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808194/comparative-effects-of-plant-oils-and-trans-fat-on-blood-lipid-profiles-and-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Haiyu Guo, Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, Eun Suk An, Jieun Choi, Da Woom Seo, Jung-Min Yon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since plant oils are believed to be better than animal fats for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, the effects of various plant oils and trans-fat on blood lipid profiles and ischemic stroke were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a diet containing the oils or trans-fat, and then body weights, blood lipids, and effects on brain infarction and physical dysfunction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) were analyzed. All the oils and trans-fat, except perilla oil, significantly increased body fats and body weight gain...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793994/dietary-fatty-acid-intake-after-myocardial-infarction-a-theoretical-substitution-analysis-of-the-alpha-omega-cohort
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Famke Jm Mölenberg, Janette de Goede, Anne J Wanders, Peter L Zock, Daan Kromhout, Johanna M Geleijnse
Background: Replacement of saturated fatty acids (SFAs) with unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs), especially polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), has been associated with a lower risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD). Whether this replacement is beneficial for drug-treated patients with cardiac disease is not yet clear.Objective: In a prospective study of Dutch patients with cardiac disease (Alpha Omega Cohort), we examined the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and IHD mortality when the sum of SFAs and trans fatty acids (TFAs) was theoretically replaced by total UFAs, PUFAs, or cis monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs)...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754088/a-novel-targeted-angiogenesis-technique-using-vegf-conjugated-magnetic-nanoparticles-and-in-vitro-endothelial-barrier-crossing
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Mark Christopher Arokiaraj
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor is well known for its angiogenesis potential. The study was performed to determine the possible pro-angiogenic role of magnetic nanoparticles coupled to VEGF in vitro and their capacity to cross an endothelial monolayer. This novel treatment technique for angiogenesis could be potentially useful for therapeutic purposes using magnetic nanoparticles. METHODS: Magnetic nanoparticles (MN) were synthesized and were conjugated with the vascular endothelial growth factor...
July 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749981/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-herpes-zoster-and-the-risk-of-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events
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Nathaniel Erskine, Hoang Tran, Leonard Levin, Christine Ulbricht, Joyce Fingeroth, Catarina Kiefe, Robert J Goldberg, Sonal Singh
BACKGROUND: Patients who develop herpes zoster or herpes zoster ophthalmicus may be at risk for cerebrovascular and cardiac complications. We systematically reviewed the published literature to determine the association between herpes zoster and its subtypes with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events. METHODS/RESULTS: Systematic searches of PubMed (MEDLINE), SCOPUS (Embase) and Google Scholar were performed in December 2016. Eligible studies were cohort, case-control, and self-controlled case-series examining the association between herpes zoster or subtypes of herpes zoster with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events including stroke, transient ischemic attack, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713881/drug-delivery-and-nanoformulations-for-the-cardiovascular-system
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W J Geldenhuys, M T Khayat, J Yun, M A Nayeem
Therapeutic delivery to the cardiovascular system may play an important role in the successful treatment of a variety of disease state, including atherosclerosis, ischemic-reperfusion injury and other types of microvascular diseases including hypertension. In this review we evaluate the different options available for the development of suitable delivery systems that include the delivery of small organic compounds [adenosin A2A receptor agonist (CGS 21680), CYP-epoxygenases inhibitor (N-(methylsulfonyl)-2-(2-propynyloxy)-benzenehexanamide, trans-4-[4-(3-adamantan-1-ylureido)cyclohexyloxy] benzoic acid), soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor (N-methylsulfonyl-12,12-dibromododec-11-enamide), PPARγ agonist (rosiglitazone) and PPARγ antagonist (T0070907)], nanoparticles, peptides, and siRNA to the cardiovascular system...
February 2017: Res Rev Drug Deliv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705822/focal-low-and-global-high-permeability-predict-the-possibility-risk-and-location-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-following-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-therapy-in-acute-stroke
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Y Li, Y Xia, H Chen, N Liu, A Jackson, M Wintermark, Y Zhang, J Hu, B Wu, W Zhang, J Tu, Z Su, G Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The contrast volume transfer coefficient (K(trans)), which reflects blood-brain barrier permeability, is influenced by circulation and measurement conditions. We hypothesized that focal low BBB permeability values can predict the spatial distribution of hemorrhagic transformation and global high BBB permeability values can predict the likelihood of hemorrhagic transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 106 patients with hemispheric stroke who received intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673508/comparison-of-prasugrel-versus-clopidogrel-in-korean-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-successful-revascularization
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Keun-Ho Park, Myung Ho Jeong, Hyun Kuk Kim, Tae Hoon Ahn, Ki Bae Seung, Dong Joo Oh, Dong-Joo Choi, Hyo-Soo Kim, Hyeon Cheol Gwon, In Whan Seong, Kyung Kuk Hwang, Shung Chull Chae, Kwon-Bae Kim, Young Jo Kim, Kwang Soo Cha, Seok Kyu Oh, Jei Keon Chae
BACKGROUND: Although there have been several reports that prasugrel can improve clinical outcomes, the efficacy and safety of prasugrel is unknown in Korean patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing successful revascularization. METHODS: A total of 4421 patients [637 patients were prescribed prasugrel (60/10 or 5mg, loading/maintenance dose) and 3784 patients clopidogrel (600 or 300/75mg)] with AMI undergoing successful revascularization were enrolled from the core clinical cohort of Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry-National Institute of Health...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661903/p2y12-receptor-inhibitor-resistance-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-bench-to-bedside-primer-for-cardiovascular-specialists
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Derek Y F So, Akshay Bagai, Uyen Tran, Subodh Verma, Shamir R Mehta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Platelet P2Y12 receptor inhibitors are routinely prescribed for patients after acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary interventions. Patients may have underresponsiveness (or resistance) to these drugs and in particular to clopidogrel, the most often used type. This review aims to focus on the concept of P2Y12 receptor inhibitor resistance and discuss incidence, mechanisms, novel diagnostic techniques and past and future clinical trials on the topic. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients treated with P2Y12 receptor inhibitors may develop high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR), a phenomenon of impaired response toward the drug, which has been associated with ischemic complications...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595952/trans-resveratrol-enriched-maternal-diet-protects-the-immature-hippocampus-from-perinatal-asphyxia-in-rats
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Sebastian Isac, Anca Maria Panaitescu, Ana Spataru, Mara Iesanu, Alexandra Totan, Amalia Udriste, Natalia Cucu, Gheorghe Peltecu, Leon Zagrean, Ana-Maria Zagrean
Trans-resveratrol (tRESV), a polyphenol with antioxidant properties, is common in many food sources, hence easily accessible for study as a maternal dietary supplement in perinatal asphyxia (PA). Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy secondary to PA affects especially vulnerable brain areas such as hippocampus and is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity. The purpose of this study is to identify new epigenetic mechanisms of brain inflammation and injury related to PA and to explore the benefit of tRESV enriched maternal diet...
July 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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