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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736987/cardiac-stress-mri-evaluation-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery
#1
Cory Noel
Myocardial ischemia is an insult that is primarily thought of in an adult population. However, there are several congenital and acquired cardiac lesions that may lead to myocardial ischemia in a pediatric population. One of the prominent congenital lesions is anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA). Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is one of the leading causes sudden cardiac death in pediatric and young adult patients, and thus the assessment of myocardial perfusion is of the utmost importance...
July 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732592/correlation-between-early-revascularization-and-major-cardiac-events-demonstrated-by-ischemic-myocardium-in-japanese-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Shunichi Yoda, Yusuke Hori, Misa Hayase, Takashi Mineki, Takumi Hatta, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Naoya Matsumoto, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: There is no report on correlation between early revascularization and the occurrence of major cardiac events (MCEs) except severe heart failure in Japanese patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to determine whether early revascularization affected the incidence of MCEs in Japanese patients with stable CAD. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 3581 stable CAD patients who underwent rest (201)Tl and stress (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and provided three-year-prognostic data...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731891/white-wine-consumption-influences-inflammatory-phase-of-repair-following-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#3
Nikola Ključević, Ana Marija Milat, Mia Grga, Ivana Mudnić, Mladen Boban, Ivica Grković
Effects of white wine consumption on the expression of inflammatory markers/mediators (MMP-2, MMP-9, NF-ĸB p65 and TGF-β1) in myocardial tissue following experimentally induced permanent myocardial ischemia was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given either a combination of white wine and water or water only, for 28 days. After coronary ligation, animals were left to survive for 24 hours. Three representative areas: infarct/ischemic, peri-infarct/border zone and control/non-ischemic zones were analysed for expression of immunoreactivity by measuring threshold area % of signal density...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728650/first-report-of-the-resolute-onyx-2-0-mm%C3%A2-zotarolimus-eluting-stent-for-the-treatment-of-coronary-lesions-with-very%C3%A2-small-reference-vessel-diameter
#4
Matthew J Price, Shigeru Saito, Richard A Shlofmitz, Douglas J Spriggs, Michael Attubato, Brent McLaurin, Alexandra Popma Almonacid, Sandeep Brar, Minglei Liu, Elizabeth Moe, Roxana Mehran
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the safety and efficacy of a dedicated drug-eluting stent for the treatment of coronary lesions with very small reference vessel diameter (RVD). BACKGROUND: Smaller RVD is associated with increased risk for restenosis and target lesion failure (TLF) after stent implantation. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-arm, multicenter trial of the Resolute Onyx 2.0-mm zotarolimus-eluting stent. The primary endpoint was 12-month TLF, which was compared with a pre-specified performance goal...
July 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726291/high-dose-humanin-analogue-applied-during-ischemia-exerts-cardioprotection-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#5
Savitree Thummasorn, Krekwit Shinlapawittayatorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Although the gold standard treatment for acute myocardial infarction is reperfusion therapy, reperfusion itself can cause myocardial damage via induction of cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction. This can lead to increased myocardial infarct size, arrhythmias and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Recently, a newly discovered peptide, Humanin, has been shown to exert several beneficial effects including anti-oxidative and anti-apoptosis effects. We recently reported that a Humanin analogue (HNG, 84 μg/kg) given prior to cardiac ischemia exerted cardioprotection against I/R injury, but failed to do so when it was given after ischemia was induced...
July 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724979/impairment-of-coronary-endothelial-function-by-hypoxia-reoxygenation-involves-trpc3-inhibition-mediated-kca-channel-dysfunction-implication-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#6
Xiang-Chong Wang, Wen-Tao Sun, Jie Fu, Jun-Hao Huang, Cheuk-Man Yu, Malcolm John Underwood, Guo-Wei He, Qin Yang
Despite increasing knowledge of the significance of calcium-activated potassium (KCa) and canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) channels in endothelial physiology, no studies so far have investigated the link between these two distinct types of channels in the control of vascular tone in pathological conditions. We previously demonstrated that hypoxia-reoxygenation (H-R) inhibits endothelial KCa and TRPC3 channels in porcine coronary arteries (PCAs). The present study further investigated whether modulation of TRPC3 is involved in H-R-induced KCa channel inhibition and associated vasodilatory dysfunction using approaches of wire myography, whole-cell voltage-clamp, and coimmunoprecipitation...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722488/berberine-promotes-ischemia-induced-angiogenesis-in-mice-heart-via-upregulation-of-microrna-29b
#7
Mo-Li Zhu, Ya-Ling Yin, Song Ping, Hai-Ya Yu, Guang-Rui Wan, Xu Jian, Peng Li
BACKGROUND: Berberine has several preventive effects on cardiovascular diseases. Increased expression of miR-29b has been reported to attenuate cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). We hypothesized that berberine via an miR-29b-dependent mechanism promotes angiogenesis and improves heart functions in mice after MI. METHODS: The MI model was established in mice by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery. The expression of miR-29b was examined by RT-qPCR...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721647/rubidium-82-pet-imaging-is-feasible-in-a-rat-myocardial-infarction-model
#8
Adam Ali Ghotbi, Andreas Clemmensen, Kasper Kyhl, Bjarke Follin, Philip Hasbak, Thomas Engstrøm, Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Andreas Kjaer
BACKGROUND: Small-animal myocardial infarct models are frequently used in the assessment of new cardioprotective strategies. A validated quantification of perfusion using a non-cyclotron-dependent PET tracer would be of importance in monitoring response to therapy. We tested whether myocardial PET perfusion imaging is feasible with Rubidium-82 ((82)Rb) in a small-animal scanner using a rat myocardial infarct model. METHODS: 18 Sprague-Dawley rats underwent permanent coronary artery ligation (infarct group), and 11 rats underwent ischemia-reperfusion (reperfusion group) procedure...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721151/moderate-dose-atorvastatin-improves-arterial-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-angina-pectoris-and-normal-coronary-angiogram-a-pilot-study
#9
Amela Kabaklić, Zlatko Fras
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial dysfunction could contribute to the pathophysiology of angina pectoris (AP) in patients with normal coronary angiograms. Besides lipid-lowering effects, statins exert pleiotropic effects including improving endothelial function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our double-blind study included 58 patients with AP, noninvasively confirmed myocardial ischemia and a normal coronary angiogram. The effect of once-daily 20 mg atorvastatin (A) was compared with placebo (P) for 6 months...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716801/diabetes-mellitus-microalbuminuria-and-subclinical-cardiac-disease-identification-and-monitoring-of-individuals-at-risk-of-heart-failure
#10
Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, David P Ripley, Laura E Dobson, Pankaj Garg, Tarique A Musa, Klaus K Witte, Mark T Kearney, Julian H Barth, Ramzi Ajjan, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and elevated urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) have increased risk of heart failure. We hypothesized this was because of cardiac tissue changes rather than silent coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a case-controlled observational study 130 subjects including 50 ACR+ve diabetes mellitus patients with persistent microalbuminuria (ACR >2.5 mg/mol in males and >3.5 mg/mol in females, ≥2 measurements, no previous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone therapy, 50 ACR-ve diabetes mellitus patients and 30 controls underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance for investigation of myocardial fibrosis, ischemia and infarction, and echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714810/advances-in-cardiovascular-health-in-women-over-the-past-decade-guideline-recommendations-for-practice
#11
Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, Annabelle Santos Volgman, Hena Patel, Susan Campbell, Amparo Villablanca, Eileen Hsich
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one cause of death in women. It is estimated that 44 million women in the United States are either living with or at risk for heart disease. This article highlights the recent significant progress made in improving care, clinical decision-making, and policy implications for women with CVD. We provide our perspective supported by evidence-based advances in cardiovascular research and clinical care guidelines in seven areas: (1) primary CVD prevention and community heart care, (2) secondary prevention of CVD, (3) stroke, (4) heart failure and cardiomyopathies, (5) ischemia with nonobstructive coronary artery disease, (6) spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and (7) arrhythmias and device therapies...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712187/utility-of-heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-point-of-care-test-in-the-early-hours-of-stemi-compared-with-troponin-i-in-pakistani-population
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Walid Ahmad Abbasi, Muhammad Saleem, Shahid Rasheed, Azhar Mahmood Kiyani
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome remains a dominant cause of high morbidity and mortality despite advancements in treatment This study was conducted to examine the utility of point-of-care test of heart-type fatty-acid binding protein (h-FABP) and compare it with the point-of-care test of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in the first 06 hours of STEMI. METHODS: This cross-sectional, comparative study which was conducted in Rawalpindi institute of cardiology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January to June 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709719/metformin-effects-on-the-heart-and-the-cardiovascular-system-a%C3%A2-review-of-experimental-and-clinical-data
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REVIEW
L Nesti, A Natali
BACKGROUND: Metformin, the eldest and most widely used glucose lowering drug, is likely to be effective also on cardiac and vascular disease prevention. Nonetheless, uncertainty still exists with regard to its effects on the cardiovascular system as a whole and specifically on the myocardium, both at the organ and cellular levels. METHODS: We reviewed the available data on the cardiac and vascular effects of metformin, encompassing both in vitro, either tissue or isolated organ, and in vivo studies in experimental animals and humans, as well as the evidence generated by major clinical trials...
May 10, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707379/three-and-6-month-optical-coherence-tomographic-surveillance-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-the-angiolite%C3%A2-drug-eluting-stent-the-anchor-study
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Rishi Puri, Imanol Otaegui, Manel Sabaté, Antonio Serra-Peñaranda, Marti Puigfel, Armando Perez de Prado, Luis Nombela-Franco, Jose M de la Torre Hernandez, Rosario Ortas Nadal, Andres Iniguez-Romo, Gustavo Jiménez, Felipe Fernandez-Vazquez, Carlos Cuellas-Ramon, Nieves Gonzalo, Victor Alfonso Jiménez Diaz, Lluis Duocastella, Maria Molina, Marc Amoros, Isabel Perez, Alberto Barria Perez, Emilie Pelletier Beaumont, Stephen J Nicholls, Bruno Garcia Del Blanco, Josep Rodés-Cabau
BACKGROUND: Pre-clinical results of a novel open-cell, thin strut, durable polymer, laser cut cobalt chromium sirolimus-eluting stent (Angiolite) were promising. Using quantitative optical coherence tomographic (OCT) analyses, we explored the healing characteristics of the Angiolite DES system at 3- and 6-months post implantation. METHODS: A total of 103 patients with de novo coronary lesions underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with the Angiolite DES and were randomized 1:3 into two cohorts for angiographic and OCT follow-up, with 28 and 70 patients returning for 3- or 6-month post-PCI surveillance, respectively...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707308/baseline-anemia-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-paradox-of-high-bleeding-risk-high-ischemic-risk-and-complex-coronary-disease
#15
Khaled Yazji, Fairoz Abdul, Senthil Elangovan, Muhammad Z Ul Haq, Nick Ossei-Gerning, Keith Morris, Richard Anderson, Tim Kinnaird
OBJECTIVES: To define more clearly the associations between baseline anemia, bleeding/ischemia risk, coronary disease severity, and outcomes by revascularization completeness. BACKGROUND: Anemia is associated with adverse outcomes in patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data was sourced from hospital databases for patients admitted with an ACS to a single center between 2011 and 2014. Using WHO anemia criteria, 468 (26...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707262/exercise-n-13-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-detecting-ischemia-in-an-adult-patient-with-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-right-coronary-sinus
#16
Matthew R Summers, Hani Najm, James L Gentry Iii, Wael A Jaber
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is a rare congenital condition that has variable presentations from atypical chest pain to syncope and cardiac arrest. Commonly used myocardial perfusion imaging techniques, stress agents, and perfusion agents may have limited ability to detect inducible ischemia in this rare patient group. We herein describe a unique case of anomalous left main coronary artery from a common right coronary sinus ostium with a subpulmonic and intramyocardial course. This patient had multiple atypical chest pain presentations and multiple-negative pharmacologic single-photon emission-computed tomography stress tests performed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706595/pseudo-lesions-of-a-tortuous-right-coronary-artery-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-accordion-phenomena
#17
Cheikh Ahmed Abool Maaly, Ihsan Rafie, Fahad Alkindi
Guidewire-induced pseudo-lesions are referred to accordion phenomenon and are infrequent occurrences during percutaneous coronary intervention of tortuous coronary arteries. Their occurrence can be a diagnostic challenge to the interventionist and might lead to unnecessary intervention. Ischemia and hemodynamic compromise are possible complications, if not managed promptly. The differential diagnosis includes coronary dissection, thrombus, and spasm. We describe a patient who developed pseudo-lesions of the tortuous right coronary artery in multiple segments during PCI...
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705926/incidental-nuclear-cardiology-findings-in-the-interpretation-of-myocardial-spect-imaging
#18
Razi Muzaffar, Osama Raslan, Fatma Ahmed, Leonard Goldfarb, Barbara Sterkel, Medhat M Osman
Myocardial SPECT imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease providing a non-invasive tool to monitor ischemia and infarction. The findings can have a profound impact in diagnosing and managing these patients. However, non-cardiac incidental findings on myocardial SPECT images can also impact the management of these patients. These non-cardiac subtleties are most often detected on the raw rotating images which are often overlooked. The intent of this pictorial essay is to illustrate several subtle non-cardiac abnormalities within nuclear cardiac imaging which can have an impact on patient management and follow-up...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701599/interesting-images-multiple-coronary-artery-aneurysms
#19
Jonathon M Howard, Omar Viswanath, Alfredo Armas, Orlando Santana, Gerald P Rosen
We present the case of a 65-year-old male who presented with stable angina and dyspnea on exertion. His initial workup yielded a positive treadmill stress test for reversible apical ischemia, and transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated impaired systolic function. Cardiac catheterization was then performed, revealing severe atherosclerotic disease including multiple coronary artery aneurysms. As a result, the patient was advised to and subsequently underwent a coronary artery bypass graft. This case highlights the presence of multiple coronary artery aneurysms and the ability to appreciate these pathologic findings on multiple imaging modalities, including coronary angiogram, transesophageal echocardiography, and direct visualization through the surgical field...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700893/coronary-microvascular-disease-as-an-early-culprit-in-the-pathophysiology-of-diabetes-and-metabolic-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Hicham Labazi, Aaron J Trask
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of cardio-metabolic risk factors that includes obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia; these are also a combination of independent coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors. Alarmingly, the prevalence of MetS risk factors are increasing and a leading cause for mortality. In the vasculature, complications from MetS and type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be divided into microvascular (retinopathy and nephropathy) and macrovascular (cardiovascular diseases and erectile dysfunction)...
July 9, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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