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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893195/photodynamic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-lost-in-translation
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Manish Jain, Matthieu Zellweger, Georges Wagnières, Hubert van den Bergh, Stéphane Cook, Marie-Noelle Giraud
Acute coronary syndromeis a life-threatening condition of utmost clinical importance, which, despite recent progress in the field, is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. Acute coronary syndrome results from a rupture or erosion of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque with secondary platelet activation and thrombus formation, which leads to partial or complete luminal obstruction of a coronary artery. During the last decade, scientific evidence demonstrated that, when an acute coronary event occurs, several non-culprit plaques are in a "vulnerable" state...
November 28, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867141/sex-differences-in-plaque-characteristics-by-intravascular-imaging-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Monique E Ten Haaf, Melissa Rijndertse, Jin M Cheng, Sanneke P de Boer, Hector M Garcia Garcia, Robert-Jan M van Geuns, Evelyn Regar, Mattie J Lenzen, Yolande Appelman, Eric Boersma
AIMS: We aimed to study sex differences in coronary plaque burden and plaque composition in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) imaging of a non-culprit coronary artery was performed in 178 (23.5%) women and 581 men who underwent invasive management of stable angina pectoris (SAP) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Women were older and had a worse cardiovascular risk profile than men, but less extended angiographic coronary disease...
November 22, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855289/potential-contribution-of-the-hepcidin-macrophage-axis-to-plaque-vulnerability-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-human
#3
Masahiro Sasai, Yoshitaka Iso, Takuya Mizukami, Naohisa Tomosugi, Takeyuki Sambe, Akira Miyazaki, Hiroshi Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Hepcidin-25 serves as a key peptide in the regulation of iron homeostasis and inflammation. It remains unknown whether hepcidin-25 plays an adverse role in atherosclerotic diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hepcidin-25 is involved in the pathophysiology of coronary plaque vulnerability. METHODS AND RESULTS: Serum hepcidin-25 levels were quantitatively determined by the LC-MS/MS assay system. Peripheral blood was collected from patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI, n=33) and patients with stable angina pectoris (sCAD, n=19)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829644/intra-plaque-hematoma-and-minor-intimal-disruption-detected-by-optical-frequency-domain-imaging-in-a-case-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
#4
Motoki Fukutomi, Nobuhiko Ogata, Masataka Nakano, Kazuomi Kario
A 39-year-old man exhibiting unstable angina was admitted to our hospital, and urgent coronary angiography revealed stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). A drug eluting stent was implanted at this site, and the patient was discharged uneventfully on the 3rd hospital day. Optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI) was successful in detecting an intra-plaque hematoma, minor intimal disruption, and thrombus at the culprit lesion in this patient. These observations suggest that this hematoma might be the result of subsequent blood filling into the ruptured plaque through this minor intimal disruption...
November 9, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818473/plasma-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-level-is-an-independent-predictor-of-high-thrombus-burden-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#5
Xiangqi Wu, Yingqiang Zhang, Zhiming Wu, Wei You, Fengshuo Liang, Fei Ye, Shaoliang Chen
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an independent risk factor for plaque rupture and atherothrombotic events. However, the associations between serum Lp-PLA2 level and thrombus burden in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients remain unknown.We consecutively enrolled 351 STEMI patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Patients were assigned to a high thrombus burden (HTB) group (n = 230) and a low thrombus burden (LTB) group (n = 121). Baseline data were recorded during hospital admission...
November 4, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814787/relation-between-renal-function-and-coronary-plaque-morphology-from-the-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents-virtual-histology-intravascular-ultrasound-substudy
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Chee Yang Chin, Gary S Mintz, Shigeo Saito, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Claire Litherland, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
We sought to examine the relation between various degrees of renal function and coronary plaque morphology by grayscale and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). ADAPT-DES was a prospective, multicenter registry of 8,582 consecutive patients treated using coronary drug-eluting stents with a prespecified grayscale and virtual histology-IVUS substudy. A lesion-level analysis of study participants was performed by comparing IVUS parameters of culprit and nonculprit lesions across tertiles of estimated creatinine clearance (CrCl)...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793409/in-vivo-assessment-of-vasa-vasorum-neovascularization-using-intravascular-ultrasound-a-comparison-between-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-stable-angina-pectoris
#7
Teruyoshi Kume, Hiroyuki Okura, Ryotaro Yamada, Terumasa Koyama, Kenzo Fukuhara, Yutaka Goryo, Yasuhiko Kamata, Hiroshi Okamoto, Tomoko Tamada, Koichiro Imai, Yoji Neishi, Shiro Uemura
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that vasa vasorum (VV) neovascularization plays an important role in the progression and vulnerability of coronary atherosclerotic plaque. METHODS: A total of 130 patients with coronary artery disease including 75 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) cases and 55 stable angina pectoris (SAP) cases were studied. By using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), VV was defined as a small (<1mm) tubular or vesicular, low-echoic structure observed exterior to the media...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766818/simultaneous-plaque-rupture-in-two-coronary-arteries-presenting-as-acute-coronary-syndrome
#8
Satish Chirde
A 45 yrs male presented with angina. ECG showed transient CHB, T wave inversion in V3 to V6 and inferior leads. It was difficult to predict the culprit vessel based on ECG. Coronary angiography showed thrombotic lesions in LAD, LCX and OM which can potentially impact identification of culprit vessel and hence affect the management with primary PCI.
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762311/temporal-shifts-in-clinical-presentation-and-underlying-mechanisms-of-atherosclerotic-disease
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REVIEW
Gerard Pasterkamp, Hester M den Ruijter, Peter Libby
The concept of the 'vulnerable plaque' originated from pathological observations in patients who died from acute coronary syndrome. This recognition spawned a generation of research that led to greater understanding of how complicated atherosclerotic plaques form and precipitate thrombotic events. In current practice, an increasing number of patients who survive their first event present with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) rather than myocardial infarction (MI) with ST-segment elevation (STEMI)...
October 20, 2016: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745858/immunohistological-analysis-of-intracoronary-thrombus-aspirate-in-stemi-patients-clinical-implications-of-pathological-findings
#10
Ana Blasco, Carmen Bellas, Leyre Goicolea, Ana Muñiz, Víctor Abraira, Ana Royuela, Susana Mingo, Juan Francisco Oteo, Arturo García-Touchard, Francisco Javier Goicolea
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Thrombus aspiration allows analysis of intracoronary material in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Our objective was to characterize this material by immunohistology and to study its possible association with patient progress. METHODS: This study analyzed a prospective cohort of 142 patients undergoing primary angioplasty with positive coronary aspiration. Histological examination of aspirated samples included immunohistochemistry stains for the detection of plaque fragments...
October 10, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724869/combined-optical-coherence-tomography-morphologic-and-fractional-flow-reserve-hemodynamic-assessment-of-non-culprit-lesions-to-better-predict-adverse-event-outcomes-in-diabetes-mellitus-patients-combine-oct-ffr-prospective-study-rationale-and-design
#11
Mark W Kennedy, Enrico Fabris, Alexander J Ijsselmuiden, Holger Nef, Sebastian Reith, Javier Escaned, Fernando Alfonso, Niels van Royen, Wojtek Wojakowski, Adam Witkowski, Ciro Indolfi, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Harry Suryapranata, Elvin Kedhi
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a widely used tool for the identification of ischaemia-generating stenoses and to guide decisions on coronary revascularisation. However, the safety of FFR-based decisions in high-risk subsets, such as patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) or vulnerable stenoses presenting thin-cap fibro-atheroma (TCFA), is unknown. This study will examine the impact of optical coherence tomography (OCT) plaque morphological assessment and the identification of TCFA, in combination with FFR to better predict clinical outcomes in DM patients...
October 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687605/local-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-level-determines-early-clinical-presentation-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#12
Tsuyoshi Nishiguchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Akira Taruya, Hiroki Emori, Yuichi Ozaki, Makoto Orii, Yasutsugu Shiono, Kunihiro Shimamura, Takeyoshi Kameyama, Takashi Yamano, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Takashi Kubo, Takeshi Hozumi, Yasushi Hayashi, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVE: Early clinical presentation of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction affects patient management. Although local inflammatory activities are involved in the onset of MI, little is known about their impact on early clinical presentation. This study aimed to investigate whether local inflammatory activities affect early clinical presentation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: This study comprised 94 and 17 patients with MI (STEMI, 69; non-STEMI, 25) and stable angina pectoris, respectively...
December 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686104/validation-of-noninvasive-in-vivo-compound-ultrasound-strain-imaging-using-histologic-plaque-vulnerability-features
#13
Hendrik H G Hansen, Gert Jan de Borst, Michiel L Bots, Frans L Moll, Gerard Pasterkamp, Chris L de Korte
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carotid plaque rupture is a major cause of stroke. Key issue for risk stratification is early identification of rupture-prone plaques. A noninvasive technique, compound ultrasound strain imaging, was developed providing high-resolution radial deformation/strain images of atherosclerotic plaques. This study aims at in vivo validation of compound ultrasound strain imaging in patients by relating the measured strains to typical features of vulnerable plaques derived from histology after carotid endarterectomy...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680774/plasma-cystatin-c-and-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-in-relation-to-coronary-atherosclerosis-on-intravascular-ultrasound-and-cardiovascular-outcome-impact-of-kidney-function-atheroremo-ivus-study
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Milos Brankovic, K Martijn Akkerhuis, Nermina Buljubasic, Jin M Cheng, Rohit M Oemrawsingh, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Evelyn Regar, Patrick W Serruys, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Eric Boersma, Isabella Kardys
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We investigated whether plasma cystatin C (CysC) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) are associated with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-derived characteristics of coronary atherosclerosis and 1-year adverse coronary events in patients with normal and mildly-to-moderately impaired kidney function. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2011, virtual histology (VH)-IVUS of a non-culprit coronary artery was performed in 581 patients undergoing coronary angiography...
November 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648995/presence-and-site-matching-of-ischemia-at-stress-scintigraphy-or-contrast-stress-echo-in-individuals-developing-myocardial-infarction-within-3-months-does-stenosis-severity-matter
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Carmine Siniscalchi, Claudio Reverberi, Nicola Gaibazzi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Individuals with ischemia during cardiac stress-test (cST) have a high risk of developing myocardial infarction (MI), but the pathophysiologic mechanism has never been clarified. It is thought that non flow-limiting coronary plaques (FLP) cause more often MI than FLP, but this is in contradiction with the predictive value of cST. We investigated the correspondence between reversible ischemia and location of subsequent MI, since functional assessment shortly before MI could clarify whether the culprit plaque is a FLP or not...
September 13, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641967/effect-of-sitagliptin-on-plaque-changes-in-coronary-artery-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-diabetic-patients-the-especial-acs-study
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Shoichi Kuramitsu, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Satoru Suwa, Yuji Nishizaki, Takayuki Yokoyama, Shuko Nojiri, Masashi Iwabuchi, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando, Shinya Okazaki, Hiroshi Tamura, Hirotaka Watada, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors have anti-atherosclerotic and cardioprotective effects in vitro. However, the impact of DPP-4 inhibitors on coronary plaque remains unclear. We sought to assess the effect of sitagliptin on coronary plaque volume (PV) and stabilization in diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: The ESPECIAL-ACS was a prospective, randomized, open-label, parallel group study at 4 Japanese centers to assess the effect of 6-month treatment with sitagliptin on coronary plaque changes in non-culprit lesion in diabetic patients with ACS using serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and integrated backscatter IVUS (IB-IVUS) analysis...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609831/coronary-plaque-characteristics-associated-with-reduced-timi-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction-flow-grade-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-combined-optical-coherence-tomography-and-intravascular-ultrasound-study
#17
Takumi Higuma, Tsunenari Soeda, Masahiro Yamada, Takashi Yokota, Hiroaki Yokoyama, Fumie Nishizaki, Lei Xing, Erika Yamamoto, Krzysztof Bryniarski, Jiannan Dai, Hang Lee, Ken Okumura, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported that reduced TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) flow grade before procedure was associated with worse clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. The aim of this study was to identify specific morphological characteristics of the culprit plaque associated with poor TIMI flow grade at baseline in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction using both optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound...
September 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604056/altered-human-neutrophil-fc%C3%AE-ri-and-fc%C3%AE-riii-but-not-fc%C3%AE-rii-expression-is-associated-with-the-acute-coronary-event-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Na Zhao, Lan Mi, Yaping Zhang, Na Li, Jiaojiao Xu, Dongyu Xia, Junkui Wang, Yue Wu, Xiaojun Liu
OBJECTIVE: Neutrophils enhancing atherosclerotic plaque instability have been observed in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Generally, activation of neutrophils in lesions depends on the interaction of Fcγ receptors (FcγRs) with immunoglobulin G antibodies in immune complexes. However, altered FcγR expression on neutrophils of patients with ACS is unknown. We aimed to evaluate changes in FcγR expression on neutrophils of patients with ACS. METHODS: We enrolled 106 patients who were divided into four groups: acute myocardial infarction (AMI), unstable angina (UA), stable angina, and normal coronary arteries...
September 3, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595293/myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-thrombus-validated-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#19
Kevin Kris Warnakula Olesen, Trine Ørhøj Barkholt, Michael Maeng
PURPOSE: Coronary angiography provides no details on underlying pathology in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can visualize coronary atherosclerosis, thrombus formation, and plaque rupture in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) where coronary angiography is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a case series containing 6 young patients with ACS, 4 of them due to non-obstructive thrombus, in whom the operators refrained from stent implantation despite an identifiable culprit lesion with OCT-validated thrombus formation...
September 5, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590661/statin-induced-improvements-in-vulnerable-plaques-are-attenuated-in-poorly-controlled-diabetic-patients-with-coronary-atherosclerosis-disease-a-serial-optical-coherence-tomography-analysis
#20
Nana Dong, Zulong Xie, Jiannan Dai, Wei Wang, Rong Sun, Yefei Zhan, Meng Sun, Jinwei Tian, Bo Yu
AIMS: The incidence of cardiac events is increased in diabetic patients even after lipid-lowering therapy. This study aimed to compare the statin-induced changes in the characteristics of vulnerable plaques in patients without diabetes mellitus (DM) and in those with better- or poorly controlled DM, measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 99 non-culprit lipid-rich plaques from 75 patients who underwent intensive OCT imaging examination...
September 2, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
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