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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527302/aortic-adventitial-fibroblast-sensitivity-to-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-inhibitors-depends-on-substrate-stiffness
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Rebecca A Scott, Prathamesh M Kharkar, Kristi L Kiick, Robert E Akins
Adventitial fibroblasts (AFs) are key determinants of arterial function and critical mediators of arterial disease progression. The effects of altered stiffness, particularly those observed across individuals during normal vascular function, and the mechanisms by which AFs respond to altered stiffness, are not well understood. To study the effects of matrix stiffness on AF phenotype, cytokine production, and the regulatory pathways utilized to interpret basic cell-matrix interactions, human aortic AFs were grown in 5%, 7...
May 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526782/acute-impact-of-drinking-coffee-on-the-cerebral-and-systemic-vasculature
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Takuro Washio, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Shigehiko Ogoh
Previous studies have suggested that the risk of ischemic stroke increases immediately after drinking coffee. Indeed, drinking coffee, that is, caffeine, acutely increases arterial stiffness as well as blood pressure and peripheral vascular resistance. On the other hand, it has been reported that arterial stiffening is associated with elevation in the pulsatility index (PI) of cerebral blood flow (CBF), which increases the risk of brain disease. However, the effect of drinking coffee on the PI of the CBF and its interaction with arterial stiffness remain unknown...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526381/medium-term-effect-of-sublingual-l-glutathione-supplementation-on-flow-mediated-dilation-in-subjects-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Jonica Campolo, Stefano Bernardi, Lorena Cozzi, Silvia Rocchiccioli, Cinzia Dellanoce, Antonella Cecchettini, Annamaria Tonini, Marina Parolini, Benedetta De Chiara, Gianpaolo Micheloni, Gualtiero Pelosi, Claudio Passino, Cristina Giannattasio, Oberdan Parodi
OBJECTIVE: Supplementation of glutathione (GSH) may be a positive strategy to improve the endogenous antioxidant defense required to counteract many acute and chronic diseases. However, the efficacy of GSH treatment seems to be closely related to type of administration, degree of absorption, and increase of its concentrations. The aim of this study was to test a new sublingual formulation of L-GSH, which enters directly the systemic circulation, to assess its efficacy on circulating biochemical markers of hepatic metabolism, lipid profile, and oxidative stress and on peripheral vascular function compared with placebo in patients with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF)...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520843/measurement-of-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-with-a-connected-bathroom-scale
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David Campo, Hakim Khettab, Roger Yu, Nicolas Genain, Paul Edouard, Nadine Buard, Pierre Boutouyrie
BACKGROUND: Measurement of arterial stiffness should be more available. Our aim was to show that aortic pulse wave velocity can be reliably measured with a bathroom scale combining the principles of ballistocardiography (BCG) and impedance plethysmography on a single foot. METHOD: The calibration of the bathroom scale was conducted on a group of 106 individuals. The aortic pulse wave velocity was measured with the SphygmoCor in the supine position. Three consecutive measurements were then performed on the Withings scale in the standing position...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516252/chronic-eccentric-arm-cycling-improves-maximum-upper-body-strength-and-power
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Steven J Elmer, Dakota J Anderson, Travis R Wakeham, Matthew A Kilgas, John J Durocher, Stan L Lindstedt, Paul C LaStayo
INTRODUCTION: Eccentric leg cycling (cycle ergometry adapted to impose muscle lengthening contractions) offers an effective exercise for restoring lower-body muscular function, maintaining health, and improving performance in clinical and athletic populations. PURPOSE: We extended this model to the upper body and evaluated the effectiveness of a 7-week eccentric arm cycling (ECCarm) intervention to improve upper-body muscular function. We also explored whether ECCarm would alter arterial function...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515119/pulse-wave-velocity-predicts-response-to-renal-denervation-in-isolated-systolic-hypertension
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Karl Fengler, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Robert Hoellriegel, Stephan Blazek, Christian Besler, Steffen Desch, Gerhard Schuler, Axel Linke, Philipp Lurz
BACKGROUND: Renal sympathetic denervation seems to be less effective as a treatment for hypertension in patients with isolated systolic hypertension, a condition associated with elevated central arterial stiffness. Because isolated systolic hypertension can also be caused by wave reflection or increased cardiac output, a more differentiated approach might improve patient preselection for renal sympathetic denervation. We sought to evaluate the additional predictive value of invasive pulse wave velocity for response to renal sympathetic denervation in patients with combined versus isolated systolic hypertension...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513244/different-relationship-between-physical-activity-arterial-stiffness-and-metabolic-status-in-obese-subjects
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Hyung Joon Joo, Sang-A Cho, Jae-Young Cho, Seunghun Lee, Jae Hyung Park, Cheol Woong Yu, Soon Jun Hong, Do-Sun Lim
BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between physical activity and arterial stiffness has been shown in healthy persons, it remains controversial in obese persons. METHODS: From January to September 2014, we evaluated 795 obese subjects from 25 public health centers in Seoul. We compared physical activity and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) between obese subjects with metabolic syndrome (MetS) (MO) and obese subjects without MetS (NMO). RESULTS: The MO group had more men, higher body mass index (BMI), higher fasting glucose level, lower high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol level, and higher triglyceride level...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513225/use-of-the-augmentation-index-from-applanation-tonometry-of-the-radial-artery-for-assessing-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-calcium-as-assessed-by-coronary-computed-tomography
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Noriaki Watanabe, Satoshi Kurisu, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Takashi Shimonaga, Tadanao Higaki, Fuminari Tatsugami, Ken Ishibashi, Toshiro Kitagawa, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Hideya Yamamoto, Kazuo Awai, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: The augmentation index (AI) obtained from applanation tonometry of the radial artery is technically the easiest and quickest of available methods for assessing arterial stiffness. We tested the hypothesis that the radial AI is associated with the extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC) as assessed by coronary computed tomography (CCT). METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 161 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease undergoing central hemodynamic measurements and CCT...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512721/mid-term-risk-for-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-chronic-myocarditis-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-and-transient-coronary-abnormalities
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Mansingh Parihar, Surjit Singh, Pandiarajan Vignesh, Anju Gupta, Manojkumar Rohit
There is evidence for premature atherosclerosis and systemic arterial stiffening during follow-up of children with Kawasaki disease (KD) and coronary artery abnormalities (CAA). Moreover, patients with KD may also have subclinical myocardial involvement and inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization. The inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization manifests as increased QT dispersion on electrocardiography. There is a paucity of studies in endothelial dysfunction and QT dispersion in children with KD and transient CAA...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508457/effects-of-canagliflozin-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Matthew J Budoff, John P H Wilding
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The main contributors to cardiovascular risk in T2DM are chronic hyperglycaemia, reduced insulin sensitivity, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. Other cardiovascular risk factors include obesity and visceral adiposity, increased arterial stiffness and renal dysfunction. Results from clinical trials, including a long-term cardiovascular outcome study, have shown that sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors can provide multiple cardiometabolic benefits beyond glycaemic control including inducing mild osmotic diuresis, natriuresis and weight loss...
May 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508434/maternal-arterial-stiffness-and-fetal-cardiovascular-physiology-in-diabetic-pregnancies
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Shreya Moodley, Alisa Arunamata, Katie Jo Stauffer, Susan E Nourse, Angela Chen, Amy Quirin, Elif Seda Selamet Tierney
OBJECTIVES: In mothers with pre-gestational or gestational diabetes, abnormal arterial stiffness (stiffer arteries) has been reported. The impact of abnormal maternal arterial stiffness on fetal placental and cardiovascular physiology is unknown. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of maternal diabetes on maternal arterial stiffness and the association with fetal cardiovascular physiology as measured by fetal echocardiography. METHODS: Between December 2013 and January 2017 we conducted a prospective study on diabetic (otherwise healthy) and non-diabetic, healthy pregnant mothers (at 20-28 gestational weeks and 18-40 years of age) who had a normal fetal cardiac echocardiogram and obstetric ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508156/pulse-wave-velocity-measurement-as-a-marker-of-arterial-stiffness-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-pilot-study
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Eberhard Lurz, Eliane Aeschbacher, Nicholas Carman, Susanne Schibli, Christiane Sokollik, Giacomo D Simonetti
In adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the incidence of cardiovascular events is increased, leading to long-term morbidity. Arterial stiffness (AS) measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a validated early precursor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and measurement of PWV was shown to be a feasible test in children. The aim of this study was to assess AS in children with IBD. In this prospective study, we determined PWV between the carotid and femoral artery (PWVcf) in 25 children and adolescents with IBD (11 females, median age 14...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508133/children-and-adolescents-macrovascular-reactivity-level-and-dynamics-but-not-the-microvascular-response-is-associated-with-body-mass-index-and-arterial-stiffness-levels
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Yanina Zócalo, Marco Marotta, Victoria García-Espinosa, Santiago Curcio, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia
INTRODUCTION: The existing evidence indicates that primary prevention of atherosclerotic disease should begin in childhood. Detection of children and adolescents at risk for atherosclerosis may allow early intervention to decrease the atherosclerotic process, thereby preventing or delaying cardiovascular disease. Vascular reactivity (VR) is altered even by early atherosclerosis. Obesity is a main cardiovascular risk factor (CVRF) observed in childhood. If childhood obesity associates impaired macro and/or micro VR is controversial...
May 15, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507608/roles-of-fasting-and-postprandial-blood-glucose-in-the-effect-of-type-2-diabetes-on-central-arterial-stiffness-a-5-year-prospective-community-based-analysis
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Shihui Fu, Wenji Chen, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease constitutes a major challenge for the health of community-dwelling population, it is essential to delay the development of atherosclerosis. However, long-term prospective studies analyzing the effect of type 2 diabetes (T2D) on central arterial stiffness are lacking, and roles of fasting and postprandial blood glucose (FBG and PBG) in this effect are controversial. Purpose of the current analysis was to investigate the effect of T2D on central arterial stiffness during the 5 years of follow-up, and explore whether both FBG and PBG were determinants of this effect in Chinese community-dwelling population...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507296/sleep-disorder-an-independent-risk-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-menopause
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Yang Zhou, Ruwei Yang, Changbin Li, Minfang Tao
As women age and go through menopause, they suffer a higher incidence of sleep disorder, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In addition, evidences suggested that sleep disorder was an important pathological indicator for coronary heart disease. However, the relationship between different menopausal status, sleep disorder and cardiovascular diseases was unclear. Thus, we aim to assess the association between sleep disorder with arterial stiffness in females of 40-60 years free of cardiovascular diseases through self-administered Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV)...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505046/south-asians-why-are-they-at-a-higher-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Anjly Jain, Rajeev Puri, Devaki R Nair
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We comment on the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asians (SA). The effect of various risk factors, for example biochemical, genetic, lifestyle, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial stress on CVD risk is discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: 'Prediabetes' is common in SA, but its relationship with coronary artery disease (CAD) is not significant unlike for the white population. At the same time, 'prediabetes' in SA is associated with an increased risk for cerebrovascular disease (CeVD)...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503567/cognitive-impairment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-vascular-milieu-and-the-potential-therapeutic-role-of-exercise
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REVIEW
Ulf G Bronas, Houry Puzantian, Mary Hannan
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a model of accelerated aging. More specifically, CKD leads to reduced physical functioning and increased frailty, increased vascular dysfunction, vascular calcification and arterial stiffness, high levels of systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress, as well as increased cognitive impairment. Increasing evidence suggests that the cognitive impairment associated with CKD may be related to cerebral small vessel disease and overall impairment in white matter integrity...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503488/treatment-of-cerebral-vasospasm-in-an-infant-using-a-modified-dotter-technique
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Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Eric C Peterson
An 8-month old female presented with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and was treated successfully with endovascular coil embolization of the ruptured aneurysm. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound performed four days later demonstrated middle cerebral artery (MCA) velocities greater than 350 cm/sec on the right and greater than 200 cm/sec on the left, despite medical management. The patient demonstrated no focal neurological deficits, though examination was limited by our patient's sedation and intubation. Angiography revealed severe vasospasm of the supraclinoid internal carotid and MCA territories, bilaterally...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501727/methods-to-evaluate-arterial-structure-and-function-in-children-state-of-the-art-knowledge
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REVIEW
Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
BACKGROUND: With increasing rates of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes in the pediatric population, wide available, and reproducible methods are necessary to evaluate arterial structure and function in children and adolescents. METHODS: MEDLINE/Pubmed was searched for articles published in years 2012-2017 on methodology of, current knowledge on, and limitations of the most commonly used methods to evaluate central, proximal and coronary arteries, as well as endothelial function in pediatric patients...
May 11, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500898/the-fact-not-to-ignore-mean-blood-pressure-is-the-main-predictor-of-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-systemic-rheumatic-diseases
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Alma Čypienė, Jolanta Dadonienė, Dalia Miltinienė, Egidija Rinkūnienė, Rita Rugienė, Sigita Stropuvienė, Jolita Badarienė, Aleksandras Laucevičius
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the association between carotid-radial pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AIx), and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery and factors potentially influencing them in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic sclerosis (SSc). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 316 patients diagnosed with RA (32%), SLE (20%), SSc (16%) and 156 controls (32%) were included in the study. Parameters of arterial stiffness AIx and PWV were obtained using applanation tonometry...
May 10, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
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