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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938336/arterial-stiffness-induced-by-carotid-calcification-leads-to-cerebral-gliosis-mediated-by-oxidative-stress
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Nataliya Sadekova, M Florencia Iulita, Diane Vallerand, Gervais Muhire, Mohamed Bourmoum, Audrey Claing, Hélène Girouard
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. However, its precise effects on the brain remain unexplored. Using a mouse model of carotid stiffness, we investigated its effect on glial activation and oxidative stress. METHODS: Arterial stiffness was induced by the application of calcium chloride to the adventitial region of the right carotid. Superoxide anion production, NADPH activity and levels, as well as glial activation were examined with immunohistochemical and biochemical approaches, 2-week postcalcification...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935964/impact-of-mitochondrial-nitrite-reductase-on-hemodynamics-and-myocardial-contractility
#2
Peter Dungel, Carina Penzenstadler, Mostafa Ashmwe, Sergiu Dumitrescu, Tanja Stoegerer, Heinz Redl, Soheyl Bahrami, Andrey V Kozlov
Inorganic nitrite (NO2(-)) can be reduced back to nitric oxide (NO) by several heme proteins called nitrite reductases (NR) which affect both the vascular tonus and hemodynamics. The objective of this study was to clarify the impact of several NRs on the regulation of hemodynamics, for which hemodynamic parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, arterial stiffness, peripheral resistance and myocardial contractility were characterized by pulse wave analysis. We have demonstrated that NO2(-) reduced to NO in RBCs predominantly influences the heart rate, while myoglobin (Mb) and mitochondria-derived NO regulates arterial stiffness, peripheral resistance and myocardial contractility...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935634/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-and-peripheral-vascular-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-dipper-and-non-dipper-hypertension
#3
Yan Chen, Ju-Hua Liu, Zhe Zhen, Yuan Zuo, Qingshan Lin, Mingya Liu, Chunting Zhao, Min Wu, Gaozhen Cao, Run Wang, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu
A non-dipper pattern of high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of organ damage and cardiovascular disease in patients with hypertension. The aim of the study was to evaluate the left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function and arterial stiffness in a dipper/non-dipper pattern of high blood pressure in patients with hypertension. A total of 183 hypertensive patients with no history of adverse cardiovascular events were divided into two groups based on 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM): 66 patients with a dipper pattern and 117 patients with non-dipper pattern...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934928/complexity-of-pathomechanisms-leading-to-diastolic-heart-failure-in-diabetes-mellitus-potential-field-for-therapeutic-interventions
#4
Michael Schwarzer, Michel Noutsias, Frank Spillmann, P Christian Schulze, Torsten Doenst, Carsten Tschöpe
Advanced glycation end products (AGE) have been implicated in diabetes associated complications. They have been suggested as potential mediators in the progression of diabetic heart failure and as a potential target for treatment. Brunvand et al. now provided evidence in that the suggested causal relationship between AGE and diastolic myocardial dysfunction cannot be confirmed in children with type 1 diabetes. The early signs of diastolic myocardial impairment were associated with higher BMI, but not with HbA1c levels...
September 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934719/exposure-to-road-railway-and-aircraft-noise-and-arterial-stiffness-in-the-sapaldia-study-annual-average-noise-levels-and-temporal-noise-characteristics
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Maria Foraster, Ikenna C Eze, Emmanuel Schaffner, Danielle Vienneau, Harris Héritier, Simon Endes, Franziska Rudzik, Laurie Thiesse, Reto Pieren, Christian Schindler, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Mark Brink, Christian Cajochen, Jean Marc Wunderli, Martin Röösli, Nicole Probst-Hensch
BACKGROUND: The impact of different transportation noise sources and noise environments on arterial stiffness remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between residential outdoor exposure to annual average road, railway, and aircraft noise levels, total noise intermittency (IR), and total number of noise events (NE) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) following a cross-sectional design. METHODS: We measured baPWV (meters/second) in 2,775 participants (49-81 y old) at the second follow-up (2010-2011) of the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA)...
September 7, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932306/prevalence-of-asymptomatic-arterial-hypertension-and-its-correlation-with-inflammatory-activity-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ismet H Bajraktari, Sylejman Rexhepi, Idriz Berisha, Ali Lahu, Avni Kryeziu, Bastri Durmishi, Halit Bajraktari, Elton Bahtiri
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that worsens during the course of the disease and can cause disability. Early RA refers to the onset of symptoms within the past 3 months. In RA, increased levels of mediators of inflammation may cause arterial stiffness consequently leading to arterial hypertension. AIM: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence of asymptomatic arterial hypertension in early RA patients as well as the correlation with parameters of inflammation...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932009/relation-between-respiratory-function-and-arterial-stiffness-assessed-using-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-healthy-workers
#7
Atsushi Inomoto, Rika Fukuda, Junko Deguchi, Toshihiro Toyonaga
[Purpose] Current studies report that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may also have arteriosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between respiratory function and arterial stiffness in healthy workers using the brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). [Subjects and Methods] This study included 104 male Japanese workers without COPD. We collected participant information and measured hemodynamics, body composition, and respiratory function. [Results] In the correlation analysis, baPWV showed a significant positive correlation with age, smoking index, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate, and a significant negative correlation with height, fat free mass, lower limb muscle mass, forced vital capacity (FVC), and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931350/sex-differences-in-associations-of-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-with-left-ventricular-function-and-geometry
#8
Zi Ye, Patricia A Pellikka, Iftikhar J Kullo
The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a measure of global arterial stiffness. We hypothesized that CAVI is associated with left ventricular (LV) function and geometry in individuals without structural heart disease. We measured CAVI in 600 participants (mean age 60.3±14.6 years, 54% men) without history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who were referred for transthoracic echocardiography. Linear regression analysis was used to assess the association of CAVI with LV function (peak mitral annular systolic s' and early diastolic velocity e') and structure (LV mass index (LVMI) and relative wall thickness (RWT))...
September 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
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Luis E Savastano, Neeraj Chaudhary, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Michael Wang, Thomas Wang, B Gregory Thompson
BACKGROUND: Angioscopy - or endovascular endoscopy - is a catheter-based technique employing a flexible fiberoptic angioscope to directly visualize arterial lumen. Poor resolution and excessive stiffness of pre-existent angioscopes limited their use clinically. Recent advances resulted in novel fused optical fiber bundle angioscopes with improved flexibility and imaging resolution. Use of these devices in endovascular neurosurgery is still largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate image quality and feasibility of optical angioscopes for diagnostic and interventional neuro-angioscopy in carotid arteries of human cadavers...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930750/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-reduces-arterial-stiffness-and-improves-endothelial-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
#10
Micah L Battson, Dustin M Lee, Dillon K Jarrell, Shoufei Hou, Kayl E Ecton, Anna B Phan, Christopher L Gentile
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has emerged as a potential mechanism contributing to diabetes and its comorbidities. However, the importance of ER stress in diabetic vascular dysfunction is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the ER stress inhibitor, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), on arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic mice. METHODS: Carotid and mesenteric artery endothelial function were assessed via ex vivo pressure myography, and arterial stiffness was measured by aortic pulse wave velocity...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930095/robust-and-practical-non-invasive-estimation-of-local-arterial-wave-speed-and-mean-blood-velocity-waveforms
#11
Remi Kowalski, Richard Beare, Marie Willemet, Jordi Alastruey, Joseph J Smolich, Michael M H Cheung, Jonathan P Mynard
Local arterial wave speed, a surrogate of vessel stiffness, can be estimated via the pressure-velocity (PU) and diameter-velocity (ln(D)U) loop methods. These assume negligible early-systolic reflected waves (RWes) and require measurement of cross-sectionally averaged velocity (U<sub>mean</sub>), which itself is a valuable quantity related to volumetric blood flow. However, RWes may not always be negligible and routine Doppler ultrasound typically provides maximum velocity waveforms or estimates of mean velocity subject to various errors (U<sub>raw</sub>)...
September 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923672/relationship-between-glycaemic-levels-and-arterial-stiffness-in-non-diabetic-adults
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Iván Cavero-Redondo, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, José Ignacio Recio-Rodríguez, Manuel Ángel Gómez-Marcos, Luis García-Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To examine, in a non-diabetic population, whether the association between arterial stiffness and glycaemic levels depends on the test used as a glycaemic indicator, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) or glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). PATIENT POPULATION AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of a 220 non-diabetic subsample from the EVIDENT II study in which FPG, HbA1c and arterial stiffness-related parameters (pulse wave velocity, radial and central augmentation index, and central pulse pressure) were determined...
September 15, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923627/associations-among-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-levels-in-kidney-transplant-patients
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T Trakarnvanich, S Prommool, S Kurathong, T Teepprasan, Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease, even after renal transplantation. Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) provides an indicator of arterial stiffness, whereas fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) levels may provide a biomarker for atherosclerotic disease. We investigated the association between CAVI and FGF-21 and their relationships to carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and other cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: This study included 90 renal transplant patients...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923555/effects-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-on-arterial-stiffness
#14
Chang-Hua Chou, Chin-Shan Ho, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ming-Cheng Wang, Yau-Sheng Tsai, Ju-Yi Chen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with increased arterial stiffness. Although chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was shown to be associated with metabolic disorder and chronic inflammation, the effects of chronic HCV infection on arterial stiffness remain unclear. This study recruited 221 patients including 32 normal controls, 72 NAFLD patients, and 117 subjects with HCV infection. Arterial stiffness was assessed by peripheral arterial stiffness index, Compliance Index (CI), and central arterial stiffness index, Stiffness Index derived from digital volume pulse by photoplethysmography...
August 26, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923554/increased-platelet%C3%A2-alpha2b-adrenergic-receptor-gene-expression-in-well-controlled-hypertensives-the-effect-of-arterial-stiffness
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Maria E Marketou, Joanna E Kontaraki, John A Papadakis, George E Vrentzos, Alexandros Patrianakos, Konstantinos Fragkiadakis, Panagiotis Tsiverdis, Dimitris Lempidakis, Gregory Chlouverakis, Panos E Vardas, Fragiskos I Parthenakis
Catecholamines play a major role in atherothrombotic mechanisms in essential hypertension. Alpha2B-adrenergic receptors (α2B-ARs) are implicated in the pathophysiology of platelet aggregation. In this study, we evaluated platelet α2B-AR gene expression levels in patients with well-controlled essential hypertension compared with normal individuals and investigated their association with increased arterial stiffness. Fifty-nine patients with well-controlled essential hypertension (34 men, mean age 65 ± 9 years) and 26 normotensives (19 men, mean age 64 ± 8 years) were included in the study...
August 26, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923141/carotid-and-femoral-arterial-wall-distensibility-during-long-duration-spaceflight
#16
Philippe Arbeille, Romain Provost, Kathryn Zuj
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess changes in common carotid (CA) and superficial femoral (FA) arterial stiffness during long-duration spaceflight. METHODS: Ultrasound imaging was used to investigate the CA and FA of 10 astronauts preflight (PRE), on flight day 15 (FD15), after 4-5 mo (FD4-5m), and 4 d after return to Earth (R+4). Arterial wall properties were assessed through the calculation of strain, stiffness (β), pressure-strain elastic modulus (Ep), and distensibility (DI)...
October 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922954/determinants-of-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-progression-in-hypertensive-patients-over-a-3-7-years-follow-up
#17
Paolo Meani, Alessandro Maloberti, Paola Sormani, Giulia Colombo, Luca Giupponi, Miriam Stucchi, Marisa Varrenti, Paola Vallerio, Rita Facchetti, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia, Cristina Giannattasio
OBJECTIVE: The role of risk factors on the progression of arterial stiffness has not yet been extensively evaluated. The aim of the current longitudinal study was to evaluate the determinants of the PWV progression over a 4 years follow-up period in hypertensive subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 333 consecutive hypertensive outpatients 18-80 aged, followed by the Hypertension Unit of St. Gerardo Hospital (Monza, Italy). At baseline anamnestic, clinical, BP, laboratory data and cfPWV were assessed...
September 18, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922407/segmental-arterial-stiffness-in-relation-to-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-with-preserved-systolic-heart-function
#18
Chih-Hsuan Yen, Chung-Lieh Hung, Ping-Ying Lee, Jui-Peng Tsai, Yau-Huei Lai, Cheng-Huang Su, Hung-I Yeh, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Kuo-Liong Chien
BACKGROUND: Central arterial stiffness has been shown to play a key role in cardiovascular disease. However, evidence regarding such arterial stiffness from various arterial segments in relation to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) remains elusive. METHODS: A total of 1255 participants (47.8% men; mean age: 62.6 ± 12.3 [SD] years) with preserved left ventricular function (ejection fraction ≥50%) and ≥1 risk factors were consecutively studied. Arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) by automatic device (VP-2000; Omron Healthcare) for heart-femoral (hf-PWV), brachial-ankle (ba-PWV), and heart-carotid (hc-PWV) segments were obtained and related to BNP concentrations (Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Park, IL, USA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917828/a-model-of-blood-supply-to-the-brain-via-the-carotid-arteries-effects-of-obstructive-vs-sclerotic-changes
#19
O Onaizah, T L Poepping, M Zamir
The carotid artery is one of the major supply routes of blood to the brain and a common site of vascular disease. Obstructive and sclerotic disorders within the carotid artery impact local blood flow patterns as well as overall impedance and blood supply to the brain. A lumped parameter model and an experimental in-vitro flow loop were used to study the effects of local stenosis and stiffness in the carotid artery based on a family of phantoms with different degrees of stenosis and compliance. The model also allows independent examination of the effects of downstream resistance and compliance...
September 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914847/-efficiency-of-triple-antihypertensive-therapy-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-depressive-disorders
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V V Skibitsky, A V Fendrikova, A V Skibitsky
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of triple antihypertensive therapy in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and depressive disorders (DD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 153 patients with uncontrolled hypertension were examined, of whom 82 patients were diagnosed with mild and moderate DD. A combination of perindopril 10 mg/day, indapamide SR 1.5 mg/day, and amlodipine at an initial dose of 5 mg/day was given to patients with hypertension and DD. After 4 weeks of treatment, if target blood pressure (BP) levels could not be achieved, the dose of amlodipine was increased up to 10 mg/day...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
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