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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919794/diagnostic-utility-of-contrast-enhanced-3d-t1-weighted-imaging-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-associated-with-graves-disease
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Yasufumi Gon, Manabu Sakaguchi, Naoki Oyama, Hideki Mochizuki
Graves disease is rarely complicated with cerebrovascular steno-occlusive diseases. Previous studies have suggested several hypotheses for this occurrence, including excess thyroid hormone, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn causes an abnormal hemodynamic response with consequent atherosclerotic changes, and antithyroid antibodies cause local vascular inflammation in patients with Graves disease. However, radiological findings of vasculitis in patients with Graves disease and cerebral infarction remain less known...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908279/co-existing-intracranial-and-extracranial-carotid-artery-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-recurrent-stroke-risk-a-three-dimensional-multicontrast-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Yilan Xu, Chun Yuan, Zechen Zhou, Le He, Donghua Mi, Rui Li, Yuanyuan Cui, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Gaifen Liu, Zhuozhao Zheng, Xihai Zhao
BACKGROUND: As a systemic disease, atherosclerosis commonly affects intracranial and extracranial carotid arteries simultaneously which is defined as co-existing plaques. Previous studies demonstrated that co-existing atherosclerotic diseases are significantly associated with ischemic cerebrovascular events. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of co-existing intracranial and extracranial carotid atherosclerotic plaques and their relationships with recurrent stroke by using 3D multi-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) vessel wall imaging...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853624/endothelial-dysfunction-of-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-measured-by-peripheral-arterial-tonometry
#3
Kimihiro Igari, Toshifumi Kudo, Takahiro Toyofuku, Yoshinori Inoue
Objective. Endothelial dysfunction plays a key role in atherosclerotic disease. Several methods have been reported to be useful for evaluating the endothelial dysfunction, and we investigated the endothelial dysfunction in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) test in this study. Furthermore, we examined the factors significantly correlated with PAT test. Methods. We performed PAT tests in 67 patients with PAD. In addition, we recorded the patients' demographics, including comorbidities, and hemodynamical status, such as ankle brachial pressure index (ABI)...
2016: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833378/cardiovascular-risk-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-review-of-the-literature-and-preliminary-results-of-a-prospective-study
#4
REVIEW
Giuseppina Pisano, Anna L Fracanzani, Lucio Caccamo, Maria F Donato, Silvia Fargion
Improved surgical techniques and greater efficacy of new anti-rejection drugs have significantly improved the survival of patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This has led to an increased incidence of metabolic disorders as well as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases as causes of morbidity and mortality in OLT patients. In the last decade, several studies have examined which predisposing factors lead to increased cardiovascular risk (i.e., age, ethnicity, diabetes, NASH, atrial fibrillation, and some echocardiographic parameters) as well as which factors after OLT (i...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816341/stroke-prevention
#5
Clothilde Isabel, David Calvet, Jean-Louis Mas
Patients who have had a stroke are at high risk for recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. Prevention of these events should be initiated promptly after stroke, because many recurrent events occur early, and should be tailored to the precise cause of stroke, which may require specific treatment. Lifestyle advice including abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, Mediterranean-style diet, and reduction of salt intake and alcohol consumption are recommended for all patients with stroke...
December 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742084/association-of-allergic-rhinitis-coronary-heart-disease-cerebrovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality
#6
Angelina M Crans Yoon, Vicki Chiu, Jamal S Rana, Javed Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is implicated in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Allergic diseases also involve a systemic inflammatory state, which may potentiate cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of allergic rhinitis, coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease (CVD), and all-cause mortality. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, population-based, matched cohort study comparing the incidence of CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality from January 1, 1999, through December 31, 2012, in patients with International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, documented allergic rhinitis matched 1:1 by age, sex, and ethnicity to a reference cohort without allergic rhinitis within Kaiser Permanente Southern California...
October 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737406/endovascular-abdominal-aneurysm-repair-in-women-what-are-the-differences-between-the-genders
#7
Rui Machado, Gabriela Teixeira, Pedro Oliveira, Luís Loureiro, Carlos Pereira, Rui Almeida
Introduction: Abdominal aortic aneurysm has a lower incidence in the female population, but a higher complication rate. It was been hypothesized that some anatomical differences of abdominal aortic aneurysm in women could be responsible for that. We proposed to analyze our data to understand the differences in the clinical and anatomical characteristics and the outcomes of patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair, according to gender. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair between 2001-2013 was performed...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729581/atherosclerotic-plaques-in-the-aortic-arch-and-subclinical-cerebrovascular-disease
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Aylin Tugcu, Zhezhen Jin, Shunichi Homma, Mitchell S V Elkind, Tatjana Rundek, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, Charles DeCarli, Koki Nakanishi, Sofia Shames, Clinton B Wright, Ralph L Sacco, Marco R Di Tullio
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aortic arch plaque (AAP) is a risk factor for ischemic stroke, but its association with subclinical cerebrovascular disease is not established. We investigated the association between AAP and subclinical cerebrovascular disease in an elderly stroke-free community-based cohort. METHODS: The CABL study (Cardiovascular Abnormalities and Brain Lesions) was designed to investigate cardiovascular predictors of silent cerebrovascular disease in the elderly...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729576/association-between-endogenous-testosterone-and-cerebrovascular-disease-in-the-aric-study-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities
#9
Reshmi Srinath, Rebecca F Gottesman, Sherita Hill Golden, Kathryn A Carson, Adrian Dobs
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Epidemiological studies in men suggest a relationship between endogenous testosterone and ischemic vascular events. We hypothesized that low testosterone is independently associated with ischemic stroke and ischemic brain changes. METHODS: In 1558 male participants (mean [SD] age, 63.1 [5.6] years; body mass index, 28.2 [4.3] kg/m(2)) from visit 4 (1996-1998) of the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) without cardiovascular disease, stroke, and previous testosterone therapy, we measured plasma total testosterone by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry using morning samples and divided levels into tertiles (median [25th-75th percentile], 377...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720167/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-left-main-disease-and-the-risk-of-stroke-incidence-aetiology-and-prevention
#10
Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes, David P Taggart
This review explores the association between left main disease and the increased risk of perioperative stroke following coronary artery bypass grafting, specifically addressing the potential underlying mechanisms and its potential prevention. In particular, this correlation appears stronger for patients with left main disease when compared to patients with isolated triple vessel disease. Even though evidence on this topic is limited and of modest quality, there appears to be a significant association between ascending aorta atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease...
October 3, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692558/impact-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-vascular-function-and-blood-pressure-relevance-for-cardiovascular-outcomes
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REVIEW
G Colussi, C Catena, M Novello, N Bertin, L A Sechi
AIMS: To overview the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on blood vessels and blood pressure (BP) and their relevance for cardiovascular prevention. DATA SYNTHESIS: The importance of omega-3 PUFA for the cardiovascular system has come under the spotlight during the last decades. These fatty acids are present in variable amounts in cell membranes of mammal species, and their content affects a variety of cellular functions. Evidence obtained in animal and human studies suggests that omega-3 PUFA affect many steps of the atherosclerotic process...
July 26, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686612/plasma-ctgf-is-independently-related-to-an-increased-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-disease-the-smart-study
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Karin G Gerritsen, Lucas L Falke, Stefan H van Vuuren, Jan W Leeuwis, Roel Broekhuizen, Tri Q Nguyen, Gert Jan de Borst, Hendrik M Nathoe, Marianne C Verhaar, Robbert J Kok, Roel Goldschmeding, Frank L Visseren
AIMS: Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) plays a key role in tissue fibrogenesis and growing evidence indicates a pathogenic role in cardiovascular disease. Aim of this study is to investigate the association of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2) with cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients with manifest vascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma CTGF was measured by ELISA in a prospective cohort study of 1227 patients with manifest vascular disease (mean age 59...
August 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626262/-assessment-of-surgical-risk-in-patients-with-lower-limb-chronic-critical-ischaemia
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Iu I Kazakov, I B Lukin, N Iu Sokolova, M A Strakhov
Analysed herein are both immediate and remote results of surgical treatment of 93 patients presenting with chronic atherosclerotic occlusion of the femoral-popliteal-tibial segment in the stage of critical ischaemia. The patients were subjected to autovenous femoropopliteal bypass grafting to the isolated arterial segment or balloon angioplasty with stenting of the superficial femoral artery. While choosing the method of arterial reconstruction we assessed concomitant diseases, primarily lesions of the coronary and cerebral circulation...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622732/arsenic-trioxide-suppresses-liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-and-enhances-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-expression-without-affecting-the-liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-in-hepg2-cells
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Tain-Junn Cheng, Shu-Wen Lin, Chih-Wei Chen, How-Ran Guo, Ying-Jang Wang
Chronic arsenic exposure is associated with cerebrovascular disease and the formation of atherosclerotic lesions. Our previous study demonstrated that arsenic trioxide (ATO) exposure was associated with atherosclerotic lesion formation through alterations in lipid metabolism in the reverse cholesterol transport process. In mouse livers, the expression of the liver X receptor β (LXR-β) and the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) was suppressed without any changes to the lipid profile. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether ATO contributes to atherosclerotic lesions by suppressing LXR-β and CETP levels in hepatocytes...
October 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598581/clinical-characteristics-of-cerebrovascular-pathology-with-patients-suffering-from-ph-negative-myeloproliferative-disease
#15
Marine M Tanashyan, Polina I Kuznetsova, Alla A Shabalina, Anton A Raskurazhev, Olga V Lagoda, Irina N Subortseva, Anait L Melikyan
BACKGROUND: Disturbances of microcirculation play a significant role in the development and progression of both acute and chronic cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) and may be associated with different hemogram abnormalities. One of the reasons of the prothrombogenic state of the endothelium is the increase in the number of blood corpuscles leading to (non-Ph) myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) including essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), and primary myelofibrosis (PM)...
September 7, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502782/periodontitis-is-an-independent-risk-indicator-for-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-diseases-among-60%C3%A2-174-participants-in-a-large-dental-school-in-the-netherlands
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Nicky G F M Beukers, Geert J M G van der Heijden, Arjen J van Wijk, Bruno G Loos
BACKGROUND: The association between periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ACVD) has been established in some modestly sized studies (<10 000). Rarely, however, periodontitis has been studied directly; often tooth loss or self-reported periodontitis has been used as a proxy measure for periodontitis. Our aim is to investigate the adjusted association between periodontitis and ACVD among all individuals registered in a large dental school in the Netherlands (Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA))...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486794/high-spatial-inhomogeneity-in-the-intima-media-thickness-of-the-common-carotid-artery-is-associated-with-a-larger-degree-of-stenosis-in-the-internal-carotid-artery-the-parisk-study
#17
J Steinbuch, A C van Dijk, F H B M Schreuder, M T B Truijman, A A J de Rotte, P J Nederkoorn, A van der Lugt, E Hermeling, A P G Hoeks, W H Mess
Purpose: Inhomogeneity of arterial wall thickness may be indicative of distal plaques. This study investigates the intra-subject association between relative spatial intima-media thickness (IMT) inhomogeneity of the common carotid artery (CCA) and the degree of stenosis of plaques in the internal carotid artery (ICA). Materials and Methods: We included 240 patients with a recent ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack and mild-to-moderate stenosis in the ipsilateral ICA. IMT inhomogeneity was extracted from B-mode ultrasound recordings...
August 3, 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470008/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcks9-impact-of-pcks9-on-major-adverse-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events
#18
Muharrem Akin, Thomas Skripuletz, L Christian Napp, Dominik Berliner, Ibrahim Akin, Arash Haghikia, Elvan Akin, Johann Bauersachs
Statins are the most widely prescribed drugs to reduce serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. LDL-C reduction is associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. Statins reduce LDL-C by 30 to 40%, and the combination with other lipid-lowering agents such as ezetimibe leads to a further reduction by 20 to 25%. However, even the combination of these two agents might not be sufficient in high risk patients to require aggressive LDL-C reduction...
July 27, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462098/caveolin-1-ring-finger-protein-213-and-endothelial-function-in-moyamoya-disease
#19
Oh Young Bang, Jong-Won Chung, Suk Jae Kim, Mi Jeong Oh, Soo Yoon Kim, Yeon Hee Cho, Jihoon Cha, Je Young Yeon, Keon Ha Kim, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee, Chang-Seok Ki, Pyoung Jeon, Jong-Soo Kim, Seung Chyul Hong, Gyeong Joon Moon
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease is a unique cerebrovascular occlusive disease of unknown etiology. Ring finger protein 213 (RNF213) was identified as a susceptibility gene for Moyamoya disease in East Asian countries. However, the pathogenesis of Moyamoya disease remains unclear. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed clinical data for 139 patients with Moyamoya disease (108 bilateral Moyamoya disease, 31 unilateral Moyamoya disease), 61 patients with intracranial atherosclerotic stroke, and 68 healthy subjects...
July 26, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444203/coronary-heart-disease-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-stroke-in-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-insights-from-the-safeheart-registry-spanish-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-cohort-study
#20
Leopoldo Pérez de Isla, Rodrigo Alonso, Nelva Mata, Adriana Saltijeral, Ovidio Muñiz, Patricia Rubio-Marin, José L Diaz-Diaz, Francisco Fuentes, Raimundo de Andrés, Daniel Zambón, Jesús Galiana, Mar Piedecausa, Rocio Aguado, Daniel Mosquera, José I Vidal, Enrique Ruiz, Laura Manjón, Marta Mauri, Teresa Padró, José P Miramontes, Pedro Mata
OBJECTIVE: Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)-related monogenic disorder, and it is associated with ischemic heart disease. There is limited information whether FH increases the risk of peripheral arterial and cerebrovascular disease. Our aim was to analyze ASCVD prevalence and characteristics in different arterial territories in a large FH population, to compare them with an unaffected control population and to determine which factors are associated to ASCVD...
September 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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