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Pedro Pallangyo, Paulina Nicholaus, Peter Kisenge, Henry Mayala, Noel Swai, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Globally, erectile dysfunction burden (ED) is rising appreciably and it is projected to affect about 332 million men by the year 2025. This rise is attributable to the rising incidence of conditions associated with ED including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and depression. We conducted this community-based screening to elucidate on the prevalence of ED and its associated factors among men residing in an urban community in Tanzania. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional community-based study and interviewed 441 men aged at least 18 years...
November 29, 2016: Reproductive Health
Jeonggeun Moon, Chan Joo Lee, Sang Hak Lee, Seok Min Kang, Donghoon Choi, Tae Hyun Yoo, Sungha Park
PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and an important risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. We investigated the impact of DM on subclinical CV damage by comprehensive screening protocol in ESRD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Echocardiography, coronary computed tomography angiogram, 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and central blood pressure with pulse wave velocity (PWV) were performed in 91 ESRD patients from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease Etiology Research Center-HIgh risk cohort...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
C Rada, S Oummou, F Merzouk, B Amarir, G Boussabnia, H Bougrini, D Benzaroual, S Elkarimi, M Elhattaoui
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral arterial disease is a marker of systemic atherosclerosis; it is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease by measuring the ankle-brachial pressure index in patients at high cardiovascular risk and to study the risk factors associated with this disease. METHODOLOGY: This was a descriptive and analytic cross-sectional study which focused on 370 patients seen at the medical consultation for atherosclerosis prevention...
November 16, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
Lauro Cortigiani, Sonia Gherardi, Michela Faggioni, Francesco Bovenzi, Eugenio Picano, Christina Petersen, Sabrina Molinaro, Rosa Sicari
BACKGROUND: In patients with diabetes, the utility of diagnostic screening cardiac tests in subjects without clinical coronary artery disease remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic meaning of dual-imaging stress echocardiography (conventional wall motion analysis and Doppler-derived coronary flow velocity reserve [CFVR] of the left anterior descending coronary artery) in high-risk asymptomatic individuals with diabetes. METHODS: This was a prospective analysis of 230 asymptomatic patients with diabetes (128 men; mean age, 66 ± 9 years) with no clinical evidence of coronary artery disease, no Q waves or deep negative waves on the electrocardiogram, and no wall motion abnormalities on resting echocardiography...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Meenaxi Sharda, Anil Kumar Soni, Shivraj Meena, Harish Nigam, Anuraj Singh
OBJECTIVE: Primary objective of this study was to access utility of exercise treadmill test in type-2 diabetes mellitus patients for detecting silent myocardial ischaemia and associated risk factors. METHODS: 75 DM-2 cases were enrolled in study of any age attending medical OPD. All cases were gone through detailed history and TMT procedure. RESULTS: There is higher prevalence of SMI in DM-2 patients. TMT positivity for inducible ischaemia in DM-2 patients were associated with increasing age, male sex, higher BMI, hypertension, smoking, alcoholism, microalbuminuria, macroalbuminuria and dyslipidemia...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Andrea Igoren Guaricci, Gianluca Pontone, Laura Fusini, Maria De Luca, Francesco Pio Cafarelli, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Daniele Andreini, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Matteo Di Biase, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
AIMS: To evaluate the relationship between an incremental model including cardiovascular risk factors, carotid disease, and inflammatory biomarkers to predict the presence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 134 consecutive and asymptomatic intermediate-risk patients (mean age 61 ± 9 years, 52% men) were enrolled. Each subject underwent circulating levels assessment of interleukin (IL)-2r, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and carotid and coronary artery evaluation using carotid ultrasound and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), respectively...
October 14, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Ngai-Yin Chan, Chi-Chung Choy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of community screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) using a smartphone-based wireless single-lead ECG (SL-ECG) and to generate epidemiological data on the prevalence and risk factors of AF in Hong Kong. METHODS: In the period between 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015, 13 122 Hong Kong citizens consented and voluntarily participated in a territory-wide community-based AF screening programme. RESULTS: 56 (0...
October 12, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Ruth E Bates, Mohamed Omer, Sahar S Abdelmoneim, Adelaide M Arruda-Olson, Christopher G Scott, Kent R Bailey, Robert B McCully, Patricia A Pellikka
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of screening stress testing for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes in a community-based population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This observational study included 3146 patients from Olmsted County, Minnesota, with no history of coronary artery disease or cardiac symptoms in whom diabetes was newly diagnosed from January 1, 1992, through December 31, 2008. With combined all-cause mortality and myocardial infarction as the primary outcome, weighted Cox proportional hazards regression was performed with screening stress testing within 2 years of diabetes diagnosis as the time-dependent covariate...
November 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Joseph Brent Muhlestein, Fidela Ll Moreno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It is well known that there is a very high risk of cardiovascular complications among diabetic patients. In spite of all efforts at aggressive control of diabetes and its complications, the incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains high, including in patients with no prior symptoms, underscoring a possible advantage for appropriate screening of asymptomatic patients for the presence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). In this article, we sought primarily to review the results of studies designed to evaluate a possible role of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in the screening of asymptomatic diabetic patients for possible obstructive CAD...
November 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
R A Gangwani, J X Lian, S M McGhee, D Wong, K Kw Li
Diabetes mellitus has become a global epidemic. It causes significant macrovascular complications such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and stroke; as well as microvascular complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Diabetic retinopathy is known to be the leading cause of blindness in the working-age population and may be asymptomatic until vision loss occurs. Screening for diabetic retinopathy has been shown to reduce blindness by timely detection and effective laser treatment...
October 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
J Nadel, C J Holloway
HIV infection is now considered a chronic, treatable disease, although treatment is associated with increased rates of coronary artery disease (CAD). Increased risk of CAD in HIV-infected patients has been associated with the inflammatory sequelae of the infection as well as the greater prevalence of cardiac risk factors in HIV-positive populations and the side effects of life-prolonging antiretroviral therapies. Patients with HIV infection now have a 1.5 to 2-fold greater risk of developing CAD compared with noninfected individuals, raising the independent risk of CAD in HIV infection to levels similar to those in diabetes...
August 24, 2016: HIV Medicine
Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Takehiro Sugiyama, Ritsuko Yamamoto-Honda, Miyako Kishimoto, Hiroshi Noto, Miyako Morooka, Kazuo Kubota, Munehiro Kamimura, Hisao Hara, Hiroshi Kajio, Masafumi Kakei, Mitsuhiko Noda
Glycemic control alone does not reduce cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and routine screening of all T2D patients for asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) is not effective for preventing acute cardiac events. We examined the effectiveness of an aggressive screening protocol for asymptomatic CAD in T2D patients with advanced vascular complications.We designed a 3-year cohort study investigating the effectiveness of the aggressive coronary screening for T2D patients with advanced vascular complications and no known coronary events using propensity score adjusted analysis at a national center in Japan...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Despina Bournele, Dimitris Beis
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The most significant risk factors associated with the development of heart diseases include genetic and environmental factors such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes, smoking, and obesity. Coronary artery disease accounts for the highest percentage of CVD deaths and stroke, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart diseases, heart valve defects and arrhythmias follow. The causes, prevention, and treatment of all forms of cardiovascular disease remain active fields of biomedical research, with hundreds of scientific studies published on a weekly basis...
November 2016: Heart Failure Reviews
Hassan Alkhawam, Robert Sogomonian, Mohammed El-Hunjul, Mohamad Kabach, Umer Syed, Neil Vyas, Sumair Ahmad, Timothy J Vittorio
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we assessed the risk factor profile in premature coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary syndrome for adults ≤40 years old. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis of 397 patients ≤40 years old admitted from 2005 to 2014 for chest pain and who underwent coronary arteriography. RESULTS: Of 397 patients that had undergone coronary arteriography, 54% had CAD while 46% had normal coronary arteries. When compared with patients with normal coronary arteries, patients with CAD were more likely to smoke tobacco, have dyslipidemia, be diabetic, have BMI >30 kg/m(2), have a family history of premature CAD and be male in gender...
September 2016: Future Cardiology
Paul Valensi, Antoine Avignon, Ariane Sultan, Bernard Chanu, Minh Tuan Nguyen, Emmanuel Cosson
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether atherogenic dyslipidemia, a dyslipidemic profile combining elevated triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, is predictive of risk of silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) or angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Cohort study in 1080 asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes with a normal resting electrocardiogram, at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol <3...
2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Ying Wang, Thomas H Marwick
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and cardiac death. While the increased mortality of patients with DM has traditionally been attributed to coronary artery disease, approximately half of the mortality has other causes, including non-ischemic heart failure (HF). In this context, effective screening and diagnosis of cardiac structural and functional abnormalities are crucial for preventive strategies and for predicting prognosis. This review discusses various echocardiographic diagnostic modalities, including tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and two-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) for screening, risk stratification, and guidance of management of patients with T2DM...
September 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
S N Lee, J-Y Cho, Y-M Eun, S-W Song, K-W Moon
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) and osteoporosis are major causes of mortality and morbidity in postmenopausal women. We aimed to investigate the association between osteoporosis and CAD in asymptomatic postmenopausal women at a single center. METHODS: This study included 863 postmenopausal women without histories of cardiovascular diseases who visited the Health Promotion Center from June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2015. All subjects were screened for bone mineral density (BMD) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and for the degree of CAD by multidetector computed tomography...
October 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Shoichi Akazawa, Masayuki Tojikubo, Yuko Nakano, Satoe Nakamura, Hidekazu Tamai, Koji Yonemoto, Eiji Sadasima, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Nobuhiko Koga
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: The usefulness of markers of carotid plaque, such as sum (PS) and maximum (P-max) of the plaque thickness, in combination with intima-media thickness in the common carotid artery (CIMT) for the detection of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) was investigated in patients with type 2 diabetes without known CAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: B-mode ultrasonographic scanning of the carotid artery and multislice computed tomography coronary angiography were carried out in 332 asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes...
May 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
Mohammad U Malik, Stuart D Russell, Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Matthews Chacko, Arif M Cosar, Carol B Thompson, Panagiotis Trilianos, Nabil N Dagher, Andrew M Cameron, Ahmet Gurakar
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cardiac morbidities can occur during the peri- and post-liver transplant (LT) period, affecting the long-term survival. The purpose of this study was to identify the potential factors that predict a coronary event post-transplantation. METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent liver transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital between 2009 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. We looked at pre-liver transplant cardiac risk factors and the diagnostic tests utilized for coronary artery disease screening...
June 16, 2016: Hepatology International
Kian-Ching Er, Chen-Yang Hsu, Yi-Kung Lee, Ming-Yuan Huang, Yung-Cheng Su
Although the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer has been studied, the effects of glycemic control on pancreatic cancer have never been evaluated. This study investigates the relationship between glycemic control and pancreatic cancer.Data from 1 million National Health Insurance beneficiaries were screened. The study cohort consisted of 46,973 diabetic patients and 652,142 nondiabetic subjects. Of the patients with diabetes, 1114 who had been admitted for hyperglycemic crisis episodes were defined as having poorly controlled diabetes...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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