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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626161/morning-and-evening-blood-pressures-are-associated-with-intima-media-thickness-in-a-general-population%C3%A3-the-hisayama-study
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Satoko Sakata, Jun Hata, Masayo Fukuhara, Koji Yonemoto, Naoko Mukai, Daigo Yoshida, Hiro Kishimoto, Toshio Ohtsubo, Takanari Kitazono, Yutaka Kiyohara, Toshiharu Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: The association of morning and evening home blood pressures (HBPs) with carotid atherosclerosis has been uncertain in general populations, so we aimed to investigate it in a general Japanese population.Methods and Results:We performed a cross-sectional survey of 2,856 community-dwelling individuals aged ≥40 years to examine the association of morning and evening HBPs with carotid mean intima-media thickness (IMT). The age- and sex-adjusted geometric averages of carotid mean IMT increased significantly with increasing morning HBP (optimal: 0...
June 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608454/accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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I González-Suárez, J J Ríos-Blanco, J Arpa
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although AAV affects small vessels, an accelerated atherosclerosis not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) has been demonstrated. We aimed to investigate the association of atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cerebral small vessel disease in AAV-patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three AAV-patients in complete remission were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603501/cardiac-remodeling-from-middle-age-to-senescence
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Mikko J Möttönen, Olavi Ukkola, Jarmo Lumme, Y Antero Kesäniemi, Heikki V Huikuri, Juha S Perkiömäki
Background: The data on cardiac remodeling outside the scope of myocardial infarction and heart failure are limited. Methods: A cohort of middle-aged hypertensive subjects with age- and gender-matched control subjects without hypertension (n = 1,045, aged 51 ± 6 years) were randomly selected for the OPERA study (Oulu Project Elucidating Risk of Atherosclerosis study). The majority of those who were still alive after more than 20 years of follow-up underwent thorough re-examinations. Results: Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) increased significantly from 106...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585193/the-definition-and-prevalence-of-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Atilla Engin
Increase in prevalence of obesity has become a worldwide major health problem in adults, as well as among children and adolescents. Furthermore, total adiposity and truncal subcutaneous fat accumulation during adolescence are positively and independently associated with atherosclerosis at adult ages. Centrally accumulation of body fat is associated with insulin resistance, whereas distribution of body fat in a peripheral pattern is metabolically less important. Obesity is associated with a large decrease in life expectancy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554682/liver-and-cardiovascular-damage-in-patients-with-lean-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-association-with-visceral-obesity
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Anna Ludovica Fracanzani, Salvatore Petta, Rosa Lombardi, Giuseppina Pisano, Maurizio Russello, Dario Consonni, Vito Di Marco, Calogero Cammà, Laura Mensi, Paola Dongiovanni, Luca Valenti, Antonio Craxì, Silvia Fargion
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Lean non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as NAFLD that develops in patients with a body mass index (BMI) below 25 kg/m(2). We investigated the differences between lean NAFLD and NAFLD in overweight and obese persons, factors associated with the severity of liver and cardiovascular disease, and the effects of visceral obesity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 669 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD seen at 3 liver centers in Italy...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554006/chronic-arsenic-exposure-and-risk-of-carotid-artery-disease-the-strong-heart-study
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Farrah J Mateen, Maria Grau-Perez, Jonathan S Pollak, Katherine A Moon, Barbara V Howard, Jason G Umans, Lyle G Best, Kevin A Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Eliseo Guallar, Richard B Devereux, Mary J Roman, Ana Navas-Acien
BACKGROUND: Inorganic arsenic exposure from naturally contaminated groundwater is related to vascular disease. No prospective studies have evaluated the association between arsenic and carotid atherosclerosis at low-moderate levels. We examined the association of long-term, low-moderate inorganic arsenic exposure with carotid arterial disease. METHODS: American Indians, 45-74 years old, in Arizona, Oklahoma, and North and South Dakota had arsenic concentrations (sum of inorganic and methylated species, μg/g urine creatinine) measured from baseline urine samples (1989-1991)...
August 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543093/relationship-between-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Anand Jeevarethinam, Shreenidhi Venuraju, Alain Dumo, Sherezade Ruano, Vishal S Mehta, Miranda Rosenthal, Devaki Nair, Mark Cohen, Daniel Darko, Avijit Lahiri, Roby Rakhit
BACKGROUND: The value of screening sub-clinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains controversial. HYPOTHESIS: An integrated model incorporating carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid plaque with traditional risk factors can be used to predict prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic T2DM patients. METHODS: A cohort of 262 asymptomatic T2DM patients were prospectively studied with carotid ultrasound to evaluate CIMT and carotid plaque and also a computed tomography coronary artery calcium (CT-CAC) scan...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508856/microvascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-are-associated-with-plaque-score-in-the-carotid-arteries
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Wojciech Bartman, Katarzyna Nabrdalik, Hanna Kwiendacz, Tomasz Sawczyn, Andrzej Tomasik, Krystyna Pierzchała, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Władysław Grzeszczak, Janusz Gumprecht
INTRODUCTION    The "common soil" hypothesis suggests that diabetic micro- and macroangiopathy arise from a similar pathophysiological has been once proposed. It is well documented that carotid artery atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with cardiovascular complications; however, whether microvascular complications are similarly related remains unclear. OBJECTIVES    We aimed to explore whether plaque score or common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with the macroangiopathic or microangiopathic complications of T2DM...
May 16, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498145/brief-report-progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-hiv-infected-individuals-prospective-data-from-an-asian-cohort
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Grace Lui, Ronald C W Ma, Ping Chook, Chun-Kwok Wong, Claudia H T Tam, Michael H M Chan, Shui-Shan Lee, Rity Y K Wong, Catherine S K Cheung, Kin-Wing Choi, Ping-Chung Leung, Ka-Hing Wong, Kenny C W Chan, Nelson Lee
BACKGROUND: The magnitude and risk factors of progression of atherosclerosis in Asian HIV-infected individuals were unknown. This study aimed to evaluate: (1) the rate of progression of atherosclerosis in HIV-infected individuals, and (2) metabolic and inflammatory parameters that may predict atherosclerosis progression in HIV-infected individuals in an Asian cohort. SETTING: A prospective, longitudinal study was performed among adults attending an HIV Metabolic clinic in Hong Kong...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455826/subendocardial-viability-ratio-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-with-healthy-controls-and-identification-of-prognostic-factors
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Panagiota Anyfanti, Areti Triantafyllou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Georgios Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Koletsos, Sophia Chatzimichailidou, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Botis, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
Cardiac involvement is common in rheumatoid arthritis. Subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR) is a non-invasive measure of microvascular coronary perfusion, yet it remains unclear whether it is affected in rheumatoid arthritis patients. We additionally sought predictors of SEVR in rheumatoid arthritis among a wide range of disease-related parameters, cardiac and hemodynamic factors, and markers of atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction. SEVR was estimated in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy controls by applanation tonometry, which was also used to evaluate arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity and augmentation index)...
June 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448893/diabetes-status-modifies-the-association-between-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-incident-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Valery S Effoe, Eric E McClendon, Carlos J Rodriguez, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Gregory W Evans, Patricia P Chang, Alain G Bertoni
AIMS: Increasing carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with incident heart failure (HF). We investigated whether this association differs by diabetes status. METHODS: We characterized 13,590 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study participants free of baseline HF into normal fasting glucose (NFG, glucose <100mg/dl), impaired fasting glucose (IFG, glucose 100-125mg/dl), and type 2 diabetes (T2D, glucose ≥126mg/dl, self-report, or use of diabetes drugs)...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444064/assessment-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-as-an-early-marker-of-vascular-damage-in-hypertensive-children
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Liz Andréa Villela Baroncini, Lucimary de Castro Sylvestre, Camila Varotto Baroncini, Roberto Pecoits
Background: The increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) correlates with the presence of atherosclerosis in adults and describes vascular abnormalities in both hypertensive children and adolescents. Objective: To assess CIMT as an early marker of atherosclerosis and vascular damage in hypertensive children and adolescents compared with non-hypertensive controls and to evaluate the influence of gender, age, and body mass index (BMI) on CIMT on each group. Methods: Observational cohort study...
May 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430614/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399044/red-meat-consumption-and-cardiovascular-target-organ-damage-from-the-strong-heart-study
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Bernhard Haring, Wenyu Wang, Amanda Fretts, Daichi Shimbo, Elisa T Lee, Barbara V Howard, Mary J Roman, Richard B Devereux
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether red meat consumption is related to changes in left ventricular mass (LVM), left atrial diameter and carotid atherosclerosis in American Indians. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed echocardiographic and carotid ultrasound data of 1090 adults aged 40 years and older enrolled in the Strong Heart Family Study who were free of cardiovascular disease at baseline - 535 (49%) were hypertensive and 555 (51%) participants were nonhypertensive...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372866/increased-interarm-blood-pressure-difference-is-associated-with-autonomic-dysfunction-and-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-chest-pain-and-no-history-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Hui-Jeong Hwang, Il Suk Sohn, Dong-Hee Kim, Chang-Bum Park, Jin-Man Cho, Chong-Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: Interarm blood pressure (BP) difference has been reported to be associated with atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular death. We were to investigate associations of interarm systolic blood pressure (SBP) difference with heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise, an index of autonomic function, and carotid atherosclerotic markers, and to evaluate the association of interarm SBP difference with concurrent coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A total of 995 consecutive patients who underwent treadmill stress echocardiography with chest pain but no history of CAD were enrolled...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361809/association-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-with-early-atherosclerosis-in-an-adult-population-in-southern-italy
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Carmelo Antonio Caserta, Alfonso Mele, Pasquale Surace, Luigina Ferrigno, Angela Amante, Arianna Messineo, Carmelo Vacalebre, Fulvia Amato, Damiano Baldassarre, Mauro Amato, Fabrizio Marcucci, Massimo Zuin
AIM: The prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases was investigated in an adult population of the city of Cittanova, Southern Italy. METHODS: The study was conducted among 992 randomly selected adults aged 18-75 years, between April 2009 and January 2011. RESULTS: Prevalence rates of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome (MS) were 24.8%, 41.5%, 27.1%, and 34.4%, respectively...
January 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301910/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-a-link-between-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia
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Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy, Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed ElSayed Ali
Endothelial damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) family. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is an antiangiogenic protein that induces endothelial dysfunction by adhering to and inhibiting VEGF and placenta growth factor. The aim of this study was to assess the level of sFLT-1 in 35 children and adolescents with β-TI, correlating it with markers of hemolysis and iron overload as well as cardiopulmonary complications...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291054/progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-hiv-infected-individuals-prospective-data-from-an-asian-cohort
#18
Grace Lui, Ronald Cw Ma, Ping Chook, Chun-Kwok Wong, Claudia Ht Tam, Michael Hm Chan, Shui-Shan Lee, Rity Yk Wong, Catherine Sk Cheung, Kin-Wing Choi, Ping-Chung Leung, Ka-Hing Wong, Kenny Cw Chan, Nelson Lee
BACKGROUND: The magnitude and risk factors of progression of atherosclerosis in Asian HIV-infected individuals were unknown. This study aimed to evaluate: (1) the rate of progression of atherosclerosis in HIV-infected individuals, and (2) metabolic and inflammatory parameters that may predict atherosclerosis progression in HIV-infected individuals in an Asian cohort. SETTING: A prospective, longitudinal study was performed among adults attending an HIV Metabolic clinic in Hong Kong...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288539/ischemia-modified-albumin-as-a-marker-of-vascular-dysfunction-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Nayera Hazaa Khalil ElSherif, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Yosra Abdelzaher Ibrahim, Gamal Niazi, Sara Hamed Elmetwally
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) is an altered type of serum albumin that forms under conditions of oxidative stress and an independent predictor of major adverse cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES: To measure the levels of IMA in 45 children and adolescents with β-thalassemia major (β-TM) compared with 30 healthy controls and assess its relation to lipid peroxidation, vascular complications and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: β-TM patients without symptoms of heart disease were studied focusing on transfusion history, chelation therapy, serum ferritin, malondialdehyde (MDA) and IMA levels...
March 13, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282559/platelets-and-circulating-cd34-positive-cells-as-an-indicator-of-the-activity-of-the-vicious-cycle-between-hypertension-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-elderly-japanese-men
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Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Keita Inoue, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The bi-directional association between hypertension and endothelial dysfunction (vicious cycle) is crucial for the development of cardiovascular disease. Since platelets and circulating CD34-positive cells have been reported to contribute to vascular repair (endothelial repair and the development of atherosclerosis), these two factors could act as an indicator for the activity of this vicious cycle. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 580 Japanese men aged 60-69 years who underwent an annual health check-up...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis
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