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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046004/-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#1
Helen Ullrich, Tommaso Gori
The guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) recommend the use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the process of diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with low intermediate pre-test probability for SCAD. Particularly in cases where stress electrocardiogram or stress imaging provides unclear results, a computed tomographic examination can be considered as a reliable alternative to invasive coronary angiography. Due to its high negative predictive value, coronary CTA can provide accurate information on the presence of coronary artery stenosis and thus coronary artery disease can be reliably excluded without the risks associated with invasive procedures...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046003/-ffr-guided-revascularisation-pros-and-cons
#2
Hannes Reuter, Stephan Baldus
An invasive measurement of the fractional flow reserve (FFR) allows the valuation of the individual risk for ischemic events in patients with coronary artery disease. Therefore, FFR has become a valuable tool to guide coronary revascularisations. The cut-off value ≤ 0.80 has been validated in many different subsets of patients. However, FFR values describe a risk continuum with an inverse correlation between FFR value and the risk of events. So FFR should always be interpreted regarding the patient's clinical context, especially in patients with a high risk for rapid disease progression...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046002/-optimal-diagnostics-and-therapy-for-microvascular-angina-pectoris
#3
Peter Ong, Udo Sechtem
Patients with microvascular angina are characterized by angina pectoris with proof of myocardial ischemia in the absence of any relevant epicardial stenosis and without myocardial disease (type 1 coronary microvascular dysfunction according to Crea and Camici). Structural and functional alterations of the coronary microvessels (diameter < 500 µm) are the reason for this phenomenon. Frequently such alterations are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with angina pectoris without epicardial stenoses represent for 10 - 50 % of all patients undergoing coronary angiography depending on the clinical presentation...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046001/-different-symptoms-and-course-of-coronary-heart-disease-in%C3%A2-men%C3%A2-and-women
#4
Christopher Hohmann, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
According to the federal statistical office, cardiovascular disorders are still the leading cause of death in Germany. Chronic ischemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction are the most important subgroups. In addition to evidence-based and personalized medicine, in recent years gender medicine has been established as an independent research area. Gender differences are evident in the majority of prevalent diseases, including cardiovascular disorders. The following article provides an insight into the diagnostically and therapeutically specific aspects of coronary heart disease in men and women...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045999/-coronary-heart-disease-advances-in-diagnostics-and-therapy
#5
Erland Erdmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045612/fractional-flow-reserve-and-myocardial-perfusion-by-computed-tomography-a-guide-to-clinical-application
#6
Joanne D Schuijf, Brian S Ko, Marcelo F Di Carli, Jacqueline Hislop-Jambrich, Abdul-Rahman Ihdayhid, Sujith K Seneviratne, João A C Lima
The aim of this paper is to provide a guide to the clinical application of the functional computed tomography (CT) techniques fractional flow reserve (CT FFR) and myocardial perfusion (CTP) in patients presenting for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). Both techniques have recently been introduced to complement coronary CT angiography (CTA) with physiological information. Evidence supporting their diagnostic accuracy accumulates at a fast pace, and both techniques are moving from research tools to clinical applications for specific subgroups of patients...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045602/does-routinely-collected-patient-reported-outcome-data-represent-the-actual-case-mix-of-elective-coronary-revascularization-patients
#7
Salla Oinasmaa, Jari Heiskanen, Juha Hartikainen, Mikko Hippeläinen, Heikki Miettinen, Janne Martikainen, Risto P Roine, Anna-Maija Tolppanen
Aims: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are valuable for effectiveness evaluation, but it is unknown whether the patient views obtained represent the actual case mix. We studied the representativeness of the responses obtained to a routinely administered health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire in a cardiology unit. Methods and results: Elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; N = 404) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; N = 738) patients operated during 6/2012-8/2014 in the Heart Center, Kuopio University Hospital...
October 13, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045589/standardization-of-adult-transthoracic-echocardiography-reporting-in-agreement-with-recent-chamber-quantification-diastolic-function-and-heart-valve-disease-recommendations-an-expert-consensus-document-of-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging
#8
Maurizio Galderisi, Bernard Cosyns, Thor Edvardsen, Nuno Cardim, Victoria Delgado, Giovanni Di Salvo, Erwan Donal, Leyla Elif Sade, Laura Ernande, Madalina Garbi, Julia Grapsa, Andreas Hagendorff, Otto Kamp, Julien Magne, Ciro Santoro, Alexandros Stefanidis, Patrizio Lancellotti, Bogdan Popescu, Gilbert Habib
Aims: This European Association Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Expert Consensus document aims at defining the main quantitative information on cardiac structure and function that needs to be included in standard echocardiographic report following recent ASE/EACVI chamber quantification, diastolic function, and heart valve disease recommendations. The document focuses on general reporting and specific pathological conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery and valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and systemic diseases...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045581/2017-esc-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-developed-in-collaboration-with-eacts-the-task-force-for-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-and-of-the-european-association
#9
Marco Valgimigli, Héctor Bueno, Robert A Byrne, Jean-Philippe Collet, Francesco Costa, Anders Jeppsson, Peter Jüni, Adnan Kastrati, Philippe Kolh, Laura Mauri, Gilles Montalescot, Franz-Josef Neumann, Mate Petricevic, Marco Roffi, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano, Glenn N Levine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045483/lipid-profile-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-in-a-mediterranean-high-risk-population-the-escarval-risk-study
#10
Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Vicente F Gil-Guillen, Josep Redon, Jose M Martin-Moreno, Vicente Pallares-Carratala, Jorge Navarro-Perez, Francisco Valls-Roca, Carlos Sanchis-Domenech, Antonio Fernandez-Gimenez, Ana Perez-Navarro, Vicente Bertomeu-Martinez, Vicente Bertomeu-Gonzalez, Alberto Cordero, Manuel Pascual de la Torre, Jose L Trillo, Concepcion Carratala-Munuera, Salvador Pita-Fernandez, Ruth Uso, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Richard Cooper, Gines Sanz, Jose M Castellano, Juan F Ascaso, Rafael Carmena, Maria Tellez-Plaza
INTRODUCTION: The potential impact of targeting different components of an adverse lipid profile in populations with multiple cardiovascular risk factors is not completely clear. This study aims to assess the association between different components of the standard lipid profile with all-cause mortality and hospitalization due to cardiovascular events in a high-risk population. METHODS: This prospective registry included high risk adults over 30 years old free of cardiovascular disease (2008-2012)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045288/effects-of-anti-inflammatory-medications-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-focus-on-losmapimod
#11
Bradley Tun, William H Frishman
Inflammation plays an integral role in atherogenesis and the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The question remains as to whether targeted inhibition of specific pathways of inflammation will have any clinical benefits in CAD. In this article we will review p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), one of the key sensors of cellular stress that plays an important role in the inflammatory cascade. In addition, we will review losmapimod, a reversible competitive inhibitor of the α and β isoforms of p38 MAPK, and its efficacy when added to standard of care in patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction...
October 17, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044988/age-associated-microrna-expression-in-human-peripheral-blood-is-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-and-age-related-traits
#12
Tianxiao Huan, George Chen, Chunyu Liu, Anindya Bhattacharya, Jian Rong, Brian H Chen, Sudha Seshadri, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Jane E Freedman, Martin G Larson, Joanne M Murabito, Daniel Levy
Recent studies provide evidence of correlations of DNA methylation and expression of protein-coding genes with human aging. The relations of microRNA expression with age and age-related clinical outcomes have not been characterized thoroughly. We explored associations of age with whole-blood microRNA expression in 5221 adults and identified 127 microRNAs that were differentially expressed by age at P < 3.3 × 10(-4) (Bonferroni-corrected). Most microRNAs were underexpressed in older individuals. Integrative analysis of microRNA and mRNA expression revealed changes in age-associated mRNA expression possibly driven by age-associated microRNAs in pathways that involve RNA processing, translation, and immune function...
October 17, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044926/optical-coherence-tomography-guided-carotid-artery-stent-procedure-technique-and-potential-applications
#13
Suhail Dohad, Alexander Zhu, Sandeep Krishnan, Frances Wang, Serena Wang, Justin Cox, Timothy D Henry
OBJECTIVES: To (1) present a guide on how to perform optical coherence tomography (OCT) in carotid artery stenting (CAS), to (2) highlight several instructive cases illustrating OCT-guidance as an interventional strategy, and to (3) present the largest case-series of OCT-guided CAS performed in North America, demonstrating its feasibility as an imaging modality in this setting. BACKGROUND: OCT is an intravascular imaging method that captures images with an axial resolution 10 times higher than intravascular ultrasound...
October 16, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044915/pre-discharge-and-early-post-discharge-troponin-elevation-among-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-findings-from-the-astronaut-trial
#14
Stephen J Greene, Javed Butler, Gregg C Fonarow, Haris P Subacius, Andrew P Ambrosy, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Marco Triggiani, Scott D Solomon, Eldrin F Lewis, Aldo P Maggioni, Michael Böhm, Ovidiu Chioncel, Savina Nodari, Michele Senni, Faiez Zannad, Mihai Gheorghiade
AIMS: Troponin levels are commonly elevated among patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF), but the prevalence and prognostic significance of early post-discharge troponin elevation are unclear. This study sought to describe the frequency and prognostic value of pre-discharge and post-discharge troponin elevation, including persistent troponin elevation from the inpatient to outpatient settings. METHODS AND RESULTS: The ASTRONAUT trial (NCT00894387; http://www...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044397/depression-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-more-significant-problem-than-previously-recognized
#15
Robert M Carney, Kenneth E Freedland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044395/modelling-total-coronary-heart-disease-burden-and-long-term-benefit-of-cholesterol-lowering-in-middle-aged-men-with-and-without-a-history-of-cardiovascular-disease
#16
Chris J Packard, Robin Young, Kevin Ross, Ian Ford, Baishali M Ambegaonkar, Philippe Brudi, Colin McCowan
Aims: Cumulative coronary heart disease (CHD) events over 20 years were examined in men screened for, and in those randomized to, the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study. Methods and results: Record linkage provided CHD-related events and days in hospital for the 80 230 screenees, including the randomized cohort of 6595 men. Risk factors were determined at baseline, and disease burden assessed for groups defined by cholesterol. Effects of cholesterol lowering were modelled from differences between groups, and from the treatment arms of the trial...
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044291/preprocedural-leucocyte-count-predicts-risk-in-patients-with-coronary-chronic-total-occlusion
#17
Catherine Gebhard, Aurel Toma, Zhao Min, Barbara E Stähli, Kambis Mashayekhi, Michael Gick, Miroslaw Ferenc, Heinz Joachim Büttner, Franz-Josef Neumann
Background As technologies of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) have improved, great uncertainty exists regarding patient selection and long-term benefit of CTO-PCI. Given that white blood cell (WBC) count has been associated with cardiovascular risk, we hypothesized that the latter might provide incremental prognostic value in patients undergoing CTO-PCI. Methods and Results Our study population consisted of 1,262 consecutive patients (76.3% males, mean age of 67...
October 10, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044172/circulating-mir-19b-and-mir-181b-are-potential-biomarkers-for-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#18
Camila Uribe Copier, Luis León, Mauricio Fernández, David Contador, Sebastián D Calligaris
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is characterized by metabolic changes in the myocardium that promote a slow and silent dysfunction of muscle fibers, leading to myocardium remodelling and heart failure, independently of the presence of coronary artery diseases or hypertension. At present, no imaging methods allow an early diagnosis of this disease. Circulating miRNAs in plasma have been proposed as biomarkers in the prognosis of several cardiac diseases. This study aimed to determine whether circulating miRNAs could be potential biomarkers of diabetic cardiomyopathy...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044036/-five-decades-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-iceland-data-from-the-icelandic-heart-association
#19
Karl Andersen, Thor Aspelund, Elías Freyr Gudmundsson, Kristin Siggeirsdottir, Rosa Bjork Thorolfsdottir, Gunnar Sigurdsson, Vilmundur Gudnason
Coronary artery disease has been the leading cause of death and disability in Iceland during the past decades although in recent years, malignancy has taken over that position. A steady improvement in the level of major risk factors has been evident since 1980. This trend explains 72% of the decrease in premature mortality from coronary artery disease during the past three decades. However, an opposing trend in increasing obesity and type 2 diabetes has attenuated this decline in premature deaths. Unchanged risk factor trends will lead to increasing cardiovascular mortality in the years to come...
October 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043079/acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-elderly
#20
REVIEW
Niels Engberding, Nanette K Wenger
The clinical evidence for treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the elderly is less robust than in patients younger than 75 years. The elderly have the highest incidence of cardiovascular disease and frequently present with ACS. This number can be expected to increase over time because society is aging. Older adults often sustain unfavorable outcomes from ACS because of atypical presentation and delay in recognition. In addition, elderly patients commonly do not receive optimal guideline-directed ACS treatment...
2017: F1000Research
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