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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637292/ten-year-real-life-effectiveness-of-coronary-artery-bypass-using-radial-artery-or-great-saphenous-vein-grafts-in-a-single-centre-chinese-hospital
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Yunpeng Zhu, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Jun Liu, Junfeng Cai, Mi Zhou, Qiang Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Long-term effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting using radial artery (RA) or great saphenous vein (SVG) grafts as a second conduit was compared. METHODS: Patients received simple elective off-pump coronary artery bypass involving both the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) and the left anterior descending artery between January 1999 and December 2005 at Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China. RA graft patients ( n  = 147 LITA + RA and n  = 61 LITA + RA + SVG) were matched with SVG graft patients ( n  = 208 LITA + SVG)...
June 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636504/prognostic-value-of-the-new-high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-assay-hs-ctnt-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#2
Arash Mehdiani, Payam Akhyari, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Joachim Ahlers, Erhard Godehardt, Alexander Albert, Udo Boeken, Artur Lichtenberg
Background The aim of the study was to assess the value of post-operative cardiac troponin T-levels, measured with a new highly sensitive assay (hs-cTnT), as a suitable parameter to predict patients' outcome after cardiac surgery. With the introduction of the new hs-cTnT assay the correlation between measured levels and the post-operative patient's outcome remains to be evaluated. Methods Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (n = 213) were included. Perioperative measurements of hs-cTnT and CK-MB were correlated to parameters of clinical outcome and further explored...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635339/methods-for-estimating-costs-in-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-experiencing-their-first-cardiovascular-event-in-the-united-kingdom
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Mark D Danese, Michelle Gleeson, Robert I Griffiths, David Catterick, Lucie Kutikova
AIMS: Methods for integrating external costs into clinical databases are not well-characterized. The purpose of this research was to describe and implement methods for estimating the cost of hospitalizations, prescriptions, and general practitioner and specialist visits used to manage hyperlipidemia patients experiencing cardiovascular (CV) events in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics data...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635302/high-resting-heart-rate-and-high-bmi-predicted-severe-coronary-atherosclerosis-burden-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris-by-syntax-score
#4
Beijian Zhang, Chongzhe Pei, Yi Zhang, Yinggang Sun, Shu Meng
We investigated the independent and combined association of resting heart rate (RHR expressed as beats/min, bpm) and body mass index (BMI) with SYNTAX score (SS) in patients with stable angina. We divided 312 patients into 4 groups according to RHR quartiles: Q1 (<65 bpm), Q2 (65-69 bpm), Q3 (70-79 bpm), and Q4 (≥80 bpm). The SS (12.0 ± 9.0, 16.0 ± 15.5, 18.0 ± 16.5, and 20.0 ± 27.5; P < .001) was significantly higher for those in Q4 than for those in Q1, Q2, and Q3. Multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that each 10-bpm increment in RHR was significantly associated with SS (odds ratio [OR] 1...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633263/structural-valve-deterioration-of-a-subcoronary-implanted-stentless-bioprosthesis-how-to-treat
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Eva Karolina Harmel, Lenard Conradi, Ulrich Schäfer, Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
We present a case of transcatheter valve-in-valve replacement performed because of structural valve deterioration of a subcoronary implanted stentless aortic bioprosthesis. A 23-mm self-expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) with supraannular seating was chosen. The procedure was performed with the patient under conscious sedation. After anchoring and partial valve deployment, the patient experienced an acute onset of angina. The angiogram showed left main coronary artery obstruction. Prompt resheathing and retrieval of the THV was performed, and the procedure was aborted...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632690/noninvasive-nuclear-spect-myocardial-blood-flow-quantitation-to-guide-management-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Lung-Ching Chen, Bor-Hsin Jong, Sheng-Che Lin, Chi-Tai Ku, Ing-Jou Chen, Yen-Kung Chen, Bailing Hsu
Recently, myocardial blood flow quantitation with dynamic SPECT has been validated to enhance the detection of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and conclude equivocal SPECT myocardial perfusion study. This advance opened an important clinical application to utilize the tool in guiding CAD management for area where myocardial perfusion tracers for PET are unavailable or unaffordable. We present a clinical patient with ongoing recursive angina who underwent multiple nuclear stress tests for a sequence of CAD evaluation in 26 months and demonstrated that SPECT myocardial blood flow quantitation properly guided CAD management to warrant patient outcome...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631761/-management-of-outpatients-with-cardiac-disease-follow-up-timing-and-modalities
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Roberta Rossini, Daniela Lina, Marco Ferlini, Giuseppina Belotti, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Fabrizio Caravati, Pompilio Faggiano, Annamaria Iorio, Davide Lauri, Corrado Lettieri, Emanuela Teresa Locati, Antonio Maggi, Ferdinando Massari, Andrea Mortara, Luigi Moschini, Giuseppe Musumeci, Daniele Nassiacos, Fabrizio Negri, Domenico Pecora, Simona Pierini, Roberto Pedretti, Pierfranco Ravizza, Michele Romano, Fabrizio Oliva
The increasing rate of cardiovascular diseases, the improved survival after the acute phase, the aging of the population and the implementation of primary prevention caused an exponential increase in outpatient cardiac performance, thereby making it difficult to maintain a balance between the citizen-patient request and the economic sustainability of the healthcare system. On the other side, the prescription of many diagnostic tests with a view to defensive medicine and the related growth of patients' expectations, has led several scientific societies to educational campaigns highlighting the concept that "less is more"...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631397/the-effects-and-toxicity-of-cathinones-from-the-users-perspectives-a-qualitative-study
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Sulaf Assi, Nargilya Gulyamova, Paul Kneller, David Osselton
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to explore the users' perspectives regarding the effects and toxicity of cathinones. METHODS: A systematic search of Internet discussion forums yielded 303 threads relevant to the research objectives. The threads were analysed by conventional content analysis where concepts were developed from codes and themes. RESULTS: The study identified 3 main themes in relation to cathinone use, effects, and toxicity...
June 20, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630238/impact-of-sex-on-cardiac-troponin-concentrations-a-critical-appraisal
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Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl
BACKGROUND: The use of sex-specific cutoffs for cardiac troponin (cTn) is currently debated. Although endorsed by scientific working groups, concerns have been raised that sex-specific cutoffs may have only a small clinical effect at the cost of increased complexity in decision-making. METHODS: We reviewed studies investigating the interrelations between high-sensitivity (hs) cTn results and sex, diagnoses, and outcome. Investigated populations included community-dwelling subjects and patients with stable angina, congestive heart failure, or acute chest pain including those with acute coronary syndromes...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629622/optical-coherence-tomography-compared-with-fractional-flow-reserve-guided-approach-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Mario Iannaccone, Ovidio De Filippo, Antonio Maria Leone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Zilio, Fabrizio Ugo, Enrico Cerrato, Massimo Fineschi, Massimo Mancone, Stefano Rigattieri, Nicolas Amabile, Marco Ferlini, Gennaro Sardella, Alberto Cresti, Umberto Barbero, Pascal Motreff, Francesco Colombo, Salvatore Colangelo, Roberto Garbo, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Corrado Tamburino, Antonio Montefusco, Pierlugi Omedè, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'amico, Geraud Souteyrand, Fiorenzo Gaita, Ugo Limbruno, Andrea Picchi
AIM: To compare in patients with ACS (acute coronary syndromes) a PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) approach based on FFR (fractional flow reserve) vs. one based on OCT (optical coherence tomography). METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients admitted for ACS and treated with a PCI approach based on OCT or on FFR (recruited in two different studies) were compared and matched with propensity score analysis. Target Lesion revascularization (TLR) was the primary end point, while major adverse cardiovascular events [MACEs defined as the composite of death from cardiac causes, non-fatal MI, clinically driven target vessel revascularization (TVR), or re-hospitalization due to unstable angina] were the secondary ones...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629357/xuefuzhuyu-decoction-protected-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-inhibiting-autophagy
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Xiaowen Shi, Haiyan Zhu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Mingmei Zhou, Danli Tang, Huamin Zhang
BACKGROUND: XuefuZhuyu decoction (XFZY) is a well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina pectoris and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, the mechanism by which XFZY contributes to the amelioration of cardiac injury remains unclear. METHODS: H9C2 cells were cultured under the hypoxic condition for 10 h and reoxygenated for 2 h. In the presence of various concentrations of XFZY for 12 h, the cell viability was measured by MTT assay...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626765/serum-metabolomics-profiling-to-identify-biomarkers-for-unstable-angina
#12
Wei Yao, Yuxia Gao, Zheng Wan
Although statistical evidence is clear regarding the dangerousness of unstable angina (UA), a form of coronary heart disease (CHD) characterised by high mortality and morbidity globally, it is important to recognise that diagnostic precision for the condition is unfavourable. In the present research, to gain insight into candidate biomarkers, the author draws on (1)H NMR-based serum metabolic profiling to analyze the unstable angina pectoris (UAP) metabolic signatures; this constitutes an effective way to produce medical diagnosis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626179/two-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-who-were-successfully-weaned-from-low-density-lipoprotein-apheresis-after-treatment-with-evolocumab
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Akihito Tanaka, Daijo Inaguma, Yu Watanabe, Eri Ito, Naoki Kamegai, Hiroya Shimogushi, Hibiki Shinjo, Kiyomi Koike, Yasuhiro Otsuka, Asami Takeda
Two elderly patients (a 76-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman), who had been previously diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (at 58 and 48 years of age, respectively) underwent long-term treatment with oral therapy and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis. As their LDL cholesterol levels remained high (>150 mg/dL and >120 mg/dL, respectively) and their familial hypercholesterolemia was complicated with angina pectoris, we added evolocumab to their prescription. Thereafter, their LDL cholesterol levels decreased rapidly, and the patients were successfully weaned from LDL apheresis...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624718/microparticles-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Chrysostomos A Mavroudis, Despina Eleftheriou, Ying Hong, Bikash Majumder, Sudheer Koganti, Ray Sapsford, Janet North, Mark Lowdell, Nigel Klein, Paul Brogan, Roby D Rakhit
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence supports the role of cell-derived microparticles (MPs) in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between coronary and systemic MP levels, investigate the correlation between MPs, inflammatory markers and Troponin T in patients with ACS. METHODS: Thirty seven patients with ACS scheduled for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were studied. Eleven patients with stable angina (SA) were included as a control group...
June 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624498/impact-of-glycemic-variability-on-the-occurrence-of-periprocedural-myocardial-infarction-and-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-mace-after-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris-at-6months-follow-up
#15
Jinggang Xia, Ji Xu, Shaodong Hu, Hengjian Hao, Chunlin Yin, Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: We explored the impact of glycemic variability on the occurrence of periprocedural myocardial infarction and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) after coronary intervention in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) at 6months follow-up. METHODS: From May 2015 to April 2016, a total of 746 patients with SAP were divided to high glycemic variability group (H group) (n=261) and low glycemic variability group (L group) (n=485). The primary end point was incidence of periprocedural myocardial infarction and MACE at 6months follow-up...
June 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623740/detection-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-influences-the-perceived-need-for-aggressive-lipid-management
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G B John Mancini, Milan Gupta, Michelle Tsigoulis, Christopher P Cannon, Jacques Genest, Kausik K Ray, Raul D Santos, Gerald F Watts, Paolo Raggi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Overt atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) warrants aggressive lipid lowering. Imaging for ambiguous symptoms suggesting ischemia or for clarification of CV risk in asymptomatic individuals often uncovers previously unknown ASCVD. Guidelines do not provide clear recommendations for aggressive lipid lowering in such cases. We explored physicians' perception, as influenced by tests that detect ASCVD, regarding appropriateness of getting to lipid goals and for theoretically accessing proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i)...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623739/high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-are-associated-with-coronary-severity-but-not-with-outcomes-in-new-onset-patients-with%C3%A2-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Hui-Hui Liu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Na-Qiong Wu, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Ying Gao, Ping Qing, Sha Li, Xi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Di Sun, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The atheroprotective role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels in coronary artery disease (CAD) remains controversial. This study sought to reappraise the value of HDL-C in predicting the severity and outcomes of new-onset patients with stable CAD in Chinese populations. METHODS: A total of 4205 new-onset patients with stable CAD who received coronary angiography were enrolled to analyze the relation of HDL-C to coronary severity and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs)...
June 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623056/the-prevalence-and-risk-factor-control-associated-with-noncommunicable-diseases-in-china-japan-and-korea
#18
Defu Ma, Hiromichi Sakai, Chihiro Wakabayashi, Jong-Sook Kwon, Yoonna Lee, Shuo Liu, Qiaoqin Wan, Kumiko Sasao, Kanade Ito, Ken Nishihara, Peiyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Noncommunicable disease (NCD) has become the leading cause of mortality and disease burden worldwide. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out to investigate the prevalence of NCDs and risk factor control on dietary behaviors and dietary intake in China, Japan, and Korea. RESULTS: There were significant differences among the three countries on the prevalence of hypertension (24.5% in China, 17.6% in Korea, and 15.2% in Japan), diabetes (8...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622968/the-beneficial-effect-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-myocardial-revascularization-two-years-of-follow-up
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Gianluca Alunni, Umberto Barbero, Alessandro Vairo, Salvo D'Amico, Martina Pianelli, Domenica Zema, Federica Bongiovanni, Fiorenzo Gaita
OBJECTIVES: Despite the advancements achieved by revascularization technique and pharmacological therapies, the number of patients with refractory angina (RA) is still high, carrying together a poor prognosis. Experimental data and small clinical studies suggest that the use of extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) might improve symptoms of angina in patients with RA. The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of cardiac shock wave therapy in a long term follow-up of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) otherwise not suitable for revascularization...
May 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619724/impact-of-relative-conditional-survival-estimates-on-patient-prognosis-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#20
Sara J Baart, Ron T van Domburg, Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen, Jaap W Deckers, K Martijn Akkerhuis, Joost Daemen, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Eric Boersma, Isabella Kardys
BACKGROUND: Some aspects of prognosis are not reflected by cumulative survival estimates. These aspects include information on the time already survived by the patient and the patient's survival compared with the general population. Conditional survival (ie, conditional on having survived a certain period of time already) and relative conditional survival (ie, compared with the general population) do incorporate these aspects. We investigated these measures of prognosis in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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