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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385306/detection-of-atherosclerotic-inflammation-by-68-ga-dotatate-pet-compared-to-18-f-fdg-pet-imaging
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Jason M Tarkin, Francis R Joshi, Nicholas R Evans, Mohammed M Chowdhury, Nichola L Figg, Aarti V Shah, Lakshi T Starks, Abel Martin-Garrido, Roido Manavaki, Emma Yu, Rhoda E Kuc, Luigi Grassi, Roman Kreuzhuber, Myrto A Kostadima, Mattia Frontini, Peter J Kirkpatrick, Patrick A Coughlin, Deepa Gopalan, Tim D Fryer, John R Buscombe, Ashley M Groves, Willem H Ouwehand, Martin R Bennett, Elizabeth A Warburton, Anthony P Davenport, James H F Rudd
BACKGROUND: Inflammation drives atherosclerotic plaque rupture. Although inflammation can be measured using fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([(18)F]FDG PET), [(18)F]FDG lacks cell specificity, and coronary imaging is unreliable because of myocardial spillover. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the efficacy of gallium-68-labeled DOTATATE ((68)Ga-DOTATATE), a somatostatin receptor subtype-2 (SST2)-binding PET tracer, for imaging atherosclerotic inflammation...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366306/the-largpad-trial-phase-iia-evaluation-of-l-arginine-infusion-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Vikram S Kashyap, Ryan O Lakin, Patricia Campos, Matthew Allemang, Ann Kim, Timur P Sarac, Alfred Hausladen, Jonathan S Stamler
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial function is improved by l-arginine (l-arg) supplementation in preclinical and clinical studies of mildly diseased vasculature; however, endothelial function and responsiveness to l-arg in severely diseased arteries is not known. Our objective was to evaluate the acute effects of catheter-directed l-arg delivery in patients with chronic lower extremity ischemia secondary to peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: The study enrolled 22 patients (45% male) with peripheral arterial disease (mean age, 62 years) requiring lower extremity angiography...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329036/predictive-value-of-plaque-morphology-assessed-by-frequency-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-impaired-microvascular-perfusion-after-elective-stent-implantation-the-intracoronary-electrocardiogram-study
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Hiroki Ikenaga, Satoshi Kurisu, Tsukasa Nakao, Shingo Kono, Yoji Sumimoto, Noriaki Watanabe, Takashi Shimonaga, Tadanao Higaki, Toshitaka Iwasaki, Naoya Mitsuba, Ken Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
Aims: This study was undertaken to assess the association between plaque features at culprit lesions assessed by frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) and impaired microvascular perfusion estimated by intracoronary electrocardiogram (IcECG) after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Furthermore, we investigated whether IcECG could predict future cardiac events. Methods and results: This study consisted of 84 patients who underwent both FD-OCT and IcECG during PCI...
March 7, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325524/current-status-of-lipid-management-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Koichiro Fujisue, Kenichi Tsujita
The development of coronary revascularization has dramatically improved early cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, patients who have experienced myocardial infarction (MI) are at high risk of recurrence of cardiovascular events compared with those who are healthy or have stable coronary artery disease. Acute coronary events induce further inflammatory responses and plaque vulnerability in either a coronary culprit or whole vessels. The majority of data have supported the importance of coronary risk management to prevent secondary events...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318137/plaque-erosion-delays-vascular-healing-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-an-in-vivo-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sining Hu, Chao Wang, Chunyang Zhe, Yinchun Zhu, Taishi Yonetsu, Haibo Jia, Jingbo Hou, Shaosong Zhang, Ik-Kyung Jang, Bo Yu
OBJECTIVES: To compare vascular healing after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation between plaque rupture (PR) and plaque erosion (PE). BACKGROUND: Vascular response after stent implantation in patients with PR has been extensively studied. Little is known about vascular healing after stent implantation in PE. METHODS: Sixty-five ACS patients who received optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the culprit lesions both before and after stent implantation at baseline as well as at 6 months were included in this study...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292859/-18-f-fluoride-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-minor-ischemic-stroke-case-control-study
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Alex T Vesey, William S A Jenkins, Agnese Irkle, Alastair Moss, Greg Sng, Rachael O Forsythe, Tim Clark, Gemma Roberts, Alison Fletcher, Christophe Lucatelli, James H F Rudd, Anthony P Davenport, Nicholas L Mills, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Martin Dennis, William N Whiteley, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) can assess both anatomy and biology of carotid atherosclerosis. We sought to assess whether (18)F-fluoride or (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose can identify culprit and high-risk carotid plaque. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed (18)F-fluoride and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT in 26 patients after recent transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke: 18 patients with culprit carotid stenosis awaiting carotid endarterectomy and 8 controls without culprit carotid atheroma...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288748/role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-managing-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Ashish Shah, Douglas J Ing
Stenting the culprit lesion in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the standard of care. Although plaque rupture on an atheromatous lesion is the most common underlying pathology, other mechanisms can also result in ACS presentation; some of which can be managed without stenting. Here we describe a case that was managed conservatively, after evaluating plaque erosion as the underlying mechanism and lack of obstructive lesion. This case highlights the importance of intracoronary imaging to assess the underlying mechanism in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283423/echolucency-of-the-carotid-artery-is-associated-with-short-term-plaque-progression-and-positive-remodeling-in-the-culprit-coronary-artery-in-ami-survivors
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Mika Futamata, Satoshi Matsuoka, Takuya Shimizu, Toru Yoshizaki, Jun-Ei Obata, Takamitsu Nakamura, Daisuke Fujioka, Yosuke Watanabe, Kazuto Nakamura, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kiyotaka Kugiyama
BACKGROUND: Rapid plaque progression and positive remodeling are recognized as vulnerable coronary plaque characteristics. This study examined whether serial carotid ultrasonography might be of value for assessment of coronary plaque progression and positive remodeling, measured by serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), in survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with AMI had repeated examinations by IVUS of culprit coronary arteries and echolucency of the coronary artery on admission (1st test) and 6 months later (2nd test)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279437/coronary-plaque-characteristics-in-hemodialysis-dependent-patients-as-assessed-by-optical%C3%A2-coherence-tomography
#9
Chee Yang Chin, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Akiko Maehara, Wenbin Zhang, Cheolmin Tetsumin Lee, Myong Hwa Yamamoto, Lei Song, Yasir Parviz, Nisha B Jhalani, Sumit Mohan, Lloyd E Ratner, David J Cohen, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gregg W Stone, Richard A Shlofmitz, Tsunekazu Kakuta, Gary S Mintz, Ziad A Ali
Coronary arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been shown to exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and calcium. We aimed to assess characteristics of coronary plaque in hemodialysis (HD)-dependent patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT). This was a multicenter, retrospective study of 124 patients with stable angina who underwent OCT imaging. Sixty-two HD-dependent patients who underwent pre-intervention OCT for coronary artery disease were compared 1:1 with a cohort of patients without CKD, matched for age, diabetes mellitus, gender, and culprit vessel...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273416/%C3%AE-helix-mimetics-as-modulators-of-a%C3%AE-self-assembly
#10
Sunil Kumar, Andrew D Hamilton
A key molecular species in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the Aβ42 alloform of Aβ peptide, which is dominant in the amyloid plaques deposited in the brains of AD patients. Recent studies have decisively demonstrated that the prefibrillar soluble oligomers are the neurotoxic culprits and are associated with the pathology of AD. Nascent Aβ42 is predominantly disordered but samples α-helical conformations covering residues 15-24 and 29-35 in the presence of micelles and structure-inducing solvents. In this report, a focused library of oligopyridylamide based α-helical mimetics was designed to target the central α-helix subdomain of Aβ (Aβ13-26)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240675/impact-of-chronic-statin-therapy-on-clinical-presentation-and-underlying-lesion-morphology-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-intervention-an-adapt-des-ivus-substudy
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Tadayuki Kadohira, Gary S Mintz, Cristiano F Souza, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Aaron Crowley, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVE: Previous intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) studies have not established a relationship between chronic statin use and plaque morphology and composition in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We sought to use pre-PCI grayscale and virtual histology (VH)-IVUS to assess plaque morphology and composition in patients treated with chronic statin therapy compared with patients who were not taking statins before admission and PCI. METHODS: In a prespecified substudy of the Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents study, pre-PCI grayscale and VH-IVUS were performed in 780 patients with 916 culprit and 765 nonculprit lesions...
May 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235809/management-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-caused-by-plaque-rupture-versus-plaque-erosion-an%C3%A2-intravascular-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Sining Hu, Yinchun Zhu, Yingying Zhang, Jiannan Dai, Lulu Li, Harold Dauerman, Tsunenari Soeda, Zhao Wang, Hang Lee, Chao Wang, Chunyang Zhe, Yan Wang, Gonghui Zheng, Shaosong Zhang, Haibo Jia, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Plaque rupture and erosion are the 2 most common mechanisms for acute coronary syndromes. However, the outcome of these 2 distinct pathologies in patients with acute coronary syndromes has never been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively studied 141 patients with acute coronary syndromes who underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the culprit lesion prior to stenting from the Massachusetts General Hospital OCT Registry. Management (stent versus no stent), poststent OCT findings, and outcomes were compared...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191713/tissue-characterization-and-phenotype-classification-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-the-iwonder-study
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Cristiano F Souza, Akiko Maehara, Gary S Mintz, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Claudia M R Alves, Antonio Carlos Carvalho, Adriano Caixeta
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess a new modality of radiofrequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) called iMAP-IVUS (Boston Scientific, Santa Clara, California) during the evaluation of patients presenting with high-risk acute coronary syndromes. BACKGROUND: There are limited data on plaque tissue characterization and phenotype classification using iMAP-IVUS. METHODS: In the iWonder study patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-STEMI underwent three-vessel grayscale IVUS and iMAP-IVUS tissue characterization prior to percutaneous intervention...
February 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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/28169175/in%C3%A2-vivo-coronary-lesion-differentiation-with-computed-tomography-angiography-and-intravascular-ultrasound-as-compared-to-optical-coherence-tomography
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Wouter G Wieringa, Chris P H Lexis, Erik Lipsic, Hindrik W van der Werf, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Vincent E Hagens, G Louis Bartels, Alexander Broersen, Remco A Schurer, Eng-Shiong Tan, Pim van der Harst, Ad F M van den Heuvel, Tineke P Willems, Gabija Pundziute
BACKGROUND: In vitro studies have shown the feasibility of coronary lesion grading with computed tomography angiography (CTA), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) as compared to histology, whereas OCT had the highest discriminatory capacity. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the ability of CTA and IVUS to differentiate between early and advanced coronary lesions in vivo, OCT serving as standard of reference. METHODS: Multimodality imaging was prospectively performed in 30 NSTEMI patients...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
#16
Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100879/association-between-prior-aspirin-use-and-morphological-features-of-culprit-lesions-at-first-presentation-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Taishi Yonetsu, Tetsumin Lee, Tadashi Murai, Yoshinori Kanno, Rikuta Hamaya, Sadamitsu Ichijo, Takayuki Niida, Masahiro Hada, Makoto Araki, Junji Matsuda, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hoshino, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The effect of prior use of aspirin (ASA) on the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has not been clarified. This study used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the morphological features of culprit lesions of ACS in patients with prior ASA use.Methods and Results:In total, 442 patients with their first ACS episode undergoing OCT for the culprit lesions were investigated. Clinical characteristics, OCT findings, and adverse events at 30 days were compared between patients with prior ASA use and ASA-naïve patients (non-ASA)...
March 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099589/which-coronary-lesions-are-more-prone-to-cause-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
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...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068949/plaque-distribution-of-low-grade-basilar-artery-atherosclerosis-and-its-clinical-relevance
#19
Jin Yu, Ming-Li Li, Yu-Yuan Xu, Shi-Wen Wu, Min Lou, Xue-Tao Mu, Feng Feng, Shan Gao, Wei-Hai Xu
BACKGROUND: The underlying pathophysiology of BA distribution is unclear and intriguing. Using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI), we sought to explore the plaque distribution of low-grade basilar artery (BA) atherosclerosis and its clinical relevance. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the imaging and clinical data of 61 patients with low-grade atherosclerotic BA stenosis (<50%). On HR-MRI, the plaques were categorized based on the involvement of the ventral, dorsal, or lateral sides of BA wall...
January 10, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035135/complete-revascularization-of-simultaneous-multiple-culprit-lesions-in-a-septuagenarian-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#20
Ikechukwu A Ifedili, Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Raza Askari, Uzoma N Ibebuogu
BACKGROUND ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is usually caused by rupture of unstable plaque with thrombus formation and abrupt cessation of blood flow through a single coronary artery that is deemed the culprit. The simultaneous thrombotic occlusions of multiple coronary arteries in the setting of STEMI is a rare occurrence with implications for patient management and outcome not fully addressed in the current STEMI guidelines, although more recent studies suggest a benefit of complete revascularization compared to culprit vessel-only treatment in the setting of STEMI...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
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