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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227119/clinical-viability-of-carotid-plaque-strain-estimation-using-b-mode-ultrasound-image-sequences
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Amir A Khan, Joseph C Hecker, Brajesh K Lal, Siddhartha Sikdar, Amir A Khan, Joseph C Hecker, Brajesh K Lal, Siddhartha Sikdar, Siddhartha Sikdar, Brajesh K Lal, Amir A Khan, Joseph C Hecker
It is estimated that approximately 30% of ischemic strokes are caused by rupture of plaque in the carotid artery. Development of techniques focusing on identifying plaques that are vulnerable to rupture is thus indispensable for stroke prevention. Recent studies have demonstrated that motion analysis of plaques from B-mode and RF ultrasound (US) image sequences can be used to estimate plaque strain. However, viability of these methods in a clinical setting, with variable acquisition protocols, has not been demonstrated yet...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224451/pet-cta-detection-of-muscle-inflammation-related-to-cholesterol-crystal-emboli-without-arterial-obstruction
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M Hassan Pervaiz, Sridevi Durga, Abed Janoudi, Kevin Berger, George S Abela
BACKGROUND: PET/CTA was used to evaluate the effect of cholesterol crystal emboli (CCE) on muscle injury. Cholesterol crystals (CCs) released during plaque rupture travel downstream and lodge in muscle triggering inflammation and tissue injury. METHODS: Thigh muscles in three groups of rabbits (n = 22) were studied after intra-arterial injection of CCs, Group I (n = 10); polystyrene microspheres, Group II (n = 5); or normal saline, Group III (n = 7). After 48 hours, muscle inflammation and injury were measured by fluorodeoxy-glucose uptake using PET/CTA, serum tissue factor (TF), and creatinine phosphokinase (CPK)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213668/effect-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-survival-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease
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Francisco Ujueta, Ephraim N Weiss, Binita Shah, Steven P Sedlis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to determine if percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does improve survival in stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). RECENT FINDINGS: The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) trial will evaluate patients with moderate to severe ischemia and will be the largest randomized trial of an initial management strategy of coronary revascularization (percutaneous or surgical) versus optimal medical therapy alone for SIHD...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208842/assessment-of-serum-vaspin-levels-among-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-or-without-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Aswathy Jaya Sathyaseelan, Prashant Shankarrao Adole, Mukta Wyawahare, Rama Prakasha Saya
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is on the verge of becoming a pandemic in India. Type 2 DM patient have two to four times increased risk of carotid artery disease. Adipokines have been regarded recently as direct link between diabetes and atherosclerosis. Visceral Adipose Tissue Derived Serine Protease Inhibitor (VASPIN); one of the most recently discovered adipokine, inhibits the proteases responsible for insulin resistance, carotid plaque development and rupture. In literature, few studies have addressed the role of VASPIN in pathogenesis of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in patients with type 2 DM...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192295/assessment-of-alginate-hydrogel-degradation-in-biological-tissue-using-viscosity-sensitive-fluorescent-dyes
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Tatiana V Shkand, Mykola O Chizh, Iryna V Sleta, Borys P Sandomirsky, Anatoliy L Tatarets, Leonid D Patsenker
The main goal of this study is to investigate a combination of viscosity-sensitive and viscosity-insensitive fluorescent dyes to distinguish different rheological states of hydrogel based biostructural materials and carriers in biological tissues and to assess their corresponding location areas. The research is done in the example of alginate hydrogel stained with viscosity-sensitive dyes Seta-470 and Seta-560 as well as the viscosity-insensitive dye Seta-650. These dyes absorb/emit at 469/518, 565/591 and 651/670 nm, respectively...
September 28, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190386/high-density-lipoprotein-and-low-density-lipoprotein-therapeutic-approaches-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Emmanuel Androulakis, Effimia Zacharia, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Eirini Lioudaki, Dimitris Bertsias, Marietta Charakida, Gerasimos Siasos, Dimitris Tousoulis
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), and especially its oxidized form, renders the atherosclerotic plaque vulnerable to rupture in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). On the other hand, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is considered an anti-atherogenic molecule. The more recent HDL-targeted drugs may prove to be superior to those used before. Indeed, delipidated HDL and HDL mimetics are efficient in increasing HDL levels, while the apoA-I upregulation with RVX-208 appears to offer a clinical benefit which is beyond the HDL related effects...
February 9, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183988/molecular-imaging-of-vulnerable-coronary-plaque-a-pathophysiological-perspective
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Sandeep Krishnan, Yuka Otaki, Mhairi Doris, Leandro Slipczuk, Yoav Arnson, Mathieu Rubeaux, Damini Dey, Piotr Slomka, Daniel S Berman, Balaji Tamarappoo
Atherothrombotic events that occur in coronary arteries due to rupture of unstable plaque can result in myocardial infarction. Radiolabeled molecular imaging tracers directed towards cellular targets that are unique to unstable plaque can serve as a powerful tool for identification of high-risk patients and in assessing the potential of new therapeutic approaches. Two commonly available radiopharmaceuticals-(18)F-FDG (18)F-NaF have been used in clinical research for imaging coronary artery plaque, and the association of (18)F-NaF uptake with future atherothrombotic events is being tested in ongoing clinical studies...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180008/use-of-orbital-atherectomy-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-via-the-transradial-approach
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REVIEW
Samer Mowakeaa, Branden Snyder, Nikolaos Kakouros
Severe coronary artery calcifications pose an ongoing challenge when performing percutaneous coronary interventions, resulting in an increased likelihood of procedural complications. Orbital atherectomy (OA) has emerged as a promising technology that helps improve outcomes in this complex patient population. Its safety and efficacy are yet to be demonstrated in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. We present a case of a patient with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) evaluated with emergent transradial coronary angiography...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166680/opposing-roles-of-b-lymphocyte-subsets-in-atherosclerosis
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Tin Kyaw, Peter Tipping, Alex Bobik, Ban-Hock Toh
Atherosclerosis is initiated by cholesterol entry into arteries that triggers chronic immune-inflammatory lesions in the vessels. Early lesions are clinically insignificant but advanced complex lesions and vulnerable rupture prone lesions impact on quality of life and can be life threatening. Rupture of vulnerable atherosclerotic lesions initiates thrombotic occlusion of vital arteries precipitating heart attacks and strokes that remain major killers globally despite therapeutic use of statins to lower blood cholesterol levels...
February 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163840/optical-coherence-tomography-to-identify-the-cause-of-an-arrhythmic-storm-a-case-report
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Etienne L Couture, Simon Bérubé, Benoit Daneault
A 56-year-old man experienced an aborted sudden death followed by an arrhythmic storm. Angiography revealed a non-severe lesion on the left circumflex artery that was treated medically but an arrhythmic storm recurred. A repeat angiogram was comparable but optical coherence tomography imaging revealed a ruptured plaque with intraluminal thrombosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention was performed and no arrhythmia recurred.
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154268/heterogeneous-intravascular-ultrasound-findings-of-stent-thrombosis
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Toru Morofuji, Shinji Inaba, Hiroe Aisu, Kayo Takahashi, Makoto Saito, Haruhiko Higashi, Toyofumi Yoshii, Takumi Sumimoto
Objective The underlying mechanisms of stent thrombosis are not completely understood. Methods We experienced 12 definite stent thrombosis cases (1 early, 1 late, and 10 very late) at our hospital from July 2011 to April 2016 and evaluated the possible causes of stent thrombosis by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Results Five different potential morphological causes of stent thrombosis (neoatherosclerosis, stent malapposition, stent fracture, edge dissection, and stent underexpansion) were detected by IVUS in 10 cases (83...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134969/akutes-koronarsyndrom
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Ali Yildirim, Heinz-Theo Lübbers, Ayhan Yildirim
Rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque is the usual initiating event in an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Persistent thrombotic occlusion at the site of plaque rupture results in acute myocardial infarction. The early management of the patient is essential and crucially affects the prognosis of an ACS. Management includes the relief of ischemic pain and the initiation of an antithrombotic therapy, including an antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy with aspirin and heparin to prevent further thrombosis of or embolism from an ulcerated plaque...
2017: Swiss Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125612/a-recombinant-human-anti-platelet-scfv-antibody-produced-in-pichia-pastoris-for-atheroma-targeting
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Amelie Vallet-Courbin, Mélusine Larivière, Agnès Hocquellet, Audrey Hemadou, Sarjapura-Nagaraja Parimala, Jeanny Laroche-Traineau, Xavier Santarelli, Gisèle Clofent-Sanchez, Marie-Josée Jacobin-Valat, Abdelmajid Noubhani
Cells of the innate and adaptive immune system are key factors in the progression of atherosclerotic plaque, leading to plaque instability and rupture, potentially resulting in acute atherothrombotic events such as coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease. Here, we describe the cloning, expression, purification, and immunoreactivity assessment of a recombinant single-chain variable fragment (scFv) derived from a human anti-αIIbβ3 antibody (HuAb) selected to target atheromatous lesions for the presence of platelets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124821/large-eddy-simulations-for-blood-dynamics-in-realistic-stenotic-carotids
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Rocco Michele Lancellotti, Christian Vergara, Lorenzo Valdettaro, Sanjeeb Bose, Alfio Quarteroni
In this paper, we consider Large Eddy Simulations (LES) for human stenotic carotids in presence of atheromasic plaque, a pathological condition where transitional effects to turbulence may occur, with relevant clinical implications such as plaque rupture. We provide a reference numerical solution obtained at high resolution without any subgrid scale model, to be used to assess the accuracy of LES simulations. In the context we are considering, i.e. hemodynamics, we cannot refer to a statistically homogeneous, isotropic and stationary turbulent regime, hence the classical Kolmogorov theory cannot be used...
January 26, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121918/intracranial-dermoid-cyst-rupture-related-brain-ischemia-case-report-and-hemodynamic-study
#15
Hang Jin, Zhen-Ni Guo, Yun Luo, Ren Zhao, Ming-Shuo Sun, Yi Yang
RATIONALE: Spontaneous rupture of intracranial dermoid cyst is a rare but serious clinical event that can result in cerebral ischemia. Cerebral vasospasm and vasculitis are considered as potential mechanisms of dermoid cyst rupture-related cerebral ischemia. However, the hemodynamic mechanisms between cerebral ischemia and dermoid cyst rupture are not well known. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old, right-handed man was admitted to our hospital with sudden receptive aphasia and right-sided hypoalgesia...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121134/molecular-imaging-of-vulnerable-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-vivo-with-osteopontin-specific-upconversion-nanoprobes
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Ruirui Qiao, Hongyu Qiao, Yan Zhang, Yabin Wang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Lifang Zhang, Feng Cao, Mingyuan Gao
Owing to the high mortality rate of cardiovascular diseases, developing novel noninvasive diagnostic methods becomes urgent and mandatory. It is well-known that the rupture of vulnerable plaques directly leads to deadly consequences. However, differentiating vulnerable plaques from stable plaques remains challenging in the clinic. In the current study, osteopontin (OPN), a secreted biomarker associated with macrophages and foamy macrophages, was selected as a target for identifying the vulnerable plaques. A dual modality imaging probe was constructed by covalently attaching an OPN antibody to NaGdF4:Yb,Er@NaGdF4 upconversion nanoparticles...
January 31, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108216/the-phenomenon-of-atherosclerosis-reversal-and-regression-lessons-from-animal-models
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REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Veronika A Myasoedova, Victor V Revin, Alexander N Orekhov, Yuri V Bobryshev
Studies in non-rodent and murine models showed that atherosclerosis can be reversed. Atherosclerosis progression induced by high-fat or cholesterol-rich diet can be reduced and reversed to plaque regression after switching to a normal diet or through administration of lipid-lowering agents. The similar process should exist in humans after implementation of lipid-lowering therapy and as a result of targeting of small rupture-prone plaques that are major contributors for acute atherosclerotic complications. Lowering of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and the activation of reverse cholesterol transport lead to a decline in foam cell content, to the depletion of plaque lipid reservoirs, a decrease in lesional macrophage numbers through the activation of macrophage emigration and, probably, apoptosis, dampening plaque inflammation, and the induction of anti-inflammatory macrophages involved in clearance of the necrotic core and plaque healing...
January 17, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102478/influence-of-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Rose Mary Ferreira Lisboa da Silva
BACKGROUND: Inflammation markers have been associated with cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation. This arrhythmia is the most frequent, with an incidence of 38/1000 person-years. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aims of this study are to discuss the association between inflammation, atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation and its clinical implications. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease and inflammation is a triggering factor of atherosclerotic plaque rupture...
January 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099589/which-coronary-lesions-are-more-prone-to-cause-acute-myocardial-infarction
#19
Taner Sen, Mehmet Ali Astarcioglu, Osman Beton, Lale Dinc Asarcikli, Celal Kilit
Background: According to common belief, most myocardial infarctions (MIs) are due to the rupture of nonsevere, vulnerable plaques with < 70% obstruction. Data from recent trials challenge this belief, suggesting that the risk of coronary occlusion is, in fact, much higher after severe stenosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not acute ST-elevation MIs result from high-grade stenoses by evaluating the presence of coronary collateral circulation (CCC). Methods: We retrospectively included 207 consecutive patients who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-elevation MI...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095402/a-general-shear-dependent-model-for-thrombus-formation
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Alireza Yazdani, He Li, Jay D Humphrey, George Em Karniadakis
Modeling the transport, activation, and adhesion of platelets is crucial in predicting thrombus formation and growth following a thrombotic event in normal or pathological conditions. We propose a shear-dependent platelet adhesive model based on the Morse potential that is calibrated by existing in vivo and in vitro experimental data and can be used over a wide range of flow shear rates ([Formula: see text]). We introduce an Eulerian-Lagrangian model where hemodynamics is solved on a fixed Eulerian grid, while platelets are tracked using a Lagrangian framework...
January 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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