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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731929/impact-of-aortic-rather-than-brachial-pulsatile-haemodynamics-on-variations-in-end-organ-measures-across-the-full-adult-blood-pressure-range
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Bryan Hodson, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Carlos D Libhaber, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
AIMS: To determine the extent to which the adverse effects of blood pressure (BP) are mediated by pulsatile haemodynamic changes across the normotensive as compared with the hypertensive adult brachial BP range, and whether aortic rather than brachial pulsatile changes best index these effects. METHODS: In 1307 community participants, the contribution of pulsatile haemodynamics (applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software) to variations in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography) (n = 920), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) (n = 712) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (n = 1164) were assessed...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731768/self-organized-velocity-pulses-of-dense-colloidal-suspensions-in-microchannel-flow
#2
Philipp Kanehl, Holger Stark
We present a numerical study of dense colloidal suspensions in a pressure-driven microchannel flow in two dimensions. The colloids are modeled as elastic and frictional spheres suspended in a Newtonian fluid, which we simulate using the method of multiparticle collision dynamics. The model reproduces periodic velocity and density pulse trains, traveling upstream in the microchannel, which are found in experiments conducted by Isa et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 058302 (2009)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730800/optimizing-the-role-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-to-improve-the-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-the-dream-of-subclinical-coronary-artery-disease-detection
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Giovanni Benfari, Andrea Rossi, Giulia Geremia, Giulia Vinco, Carlo Zivelonghi, Aldo D Milano, Leonardo Gottin, Flavio L Ribichini, Francesco Onorati, Giuseppe Faggian
Detecting coronary artery disease at a subclinical level has always been a challenging task for cardiologists. Various non-invasive echocardiographic approaches such as measurements of left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic function, left atrial enlargement, valve sclerosis and calcification, epicardial fat thickness, and pulse wave velocity have been proposed to integrate the available risk-charts. The present review is a collection of evidence that supports the role of the above mentioned features in cardiac risk stratification, summarizing the state of the art in non-invasive echocardiographic coronary risk assessment...
July 21, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729696/effects-of-cardiac-timing-and-peripheral-resistance-on-measurement-of-pulse-wave-velocity-for-assessment-of-arterial-stiffness
#4
Hanguang Xiao, Mark Butlin, Isabella Tan, Alberto Avolio
To investigate the effects of heart rate (HR), left ventricular ejection time (LVET) and wave reflection on arterial stiffness as assessed by pulse wave velocity (PWV), a pulse wave propagation simulation system (PWPSim) based on the transmission line model of the arterial tree was developed and was applied to investigate pulse wave propagation. HR, LVET, arterial elastic modulus and peripheral resistance were increased from 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm), 0.1 to 0.45 seconds, 0.5 to 1.5 times and 0.5 to 1...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729675/oxygen-induced-impairment-in-arterial-function-is-corrected-by-slow-breathing-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Luciano Bernardi, Daniel Gordin, Marco Bordino, Milla Rosengård-Bärlund, Anna Sandelin, Carol Forsblom, Per-Henrik Groop
Hyperoxia and slow breathing acutely improve autonomic function in type-1 diabetes. However, their effects on arterial function may reveal different mechanisms, perhaps potentially useful. To test the effects of oxygen and slow breathing we measured arterial function (augmentation index, pulse wave velocity), baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and oxygen saturation (SAT), during spontaneous and slow breathing (6 breaths/min), in normoxia and hyperoxia (5 L/min oxygen) in 91 type-1 diabetic and 40 age-matched control participants...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728487/feasibility-and-characteristics-of-arterial-stiffness-measurement-in-preschool-children
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Maaike M Vanderschuren, Cuno Spm Uiterwaal, Cornelis K van der Ent, Jacobien B Eising
Background Arterial stiffness is an important predictor of cardiovascular risk in adult life. Increased arterial stiffness can also be present in children and may be associated with several other cardiovascular risk factors. Until now, however, we know little about measuring arterial stiffness in preschool children. In this study, we assessed the feasibility of measuring arterial stiffness in preschool children and explored possible determinants related to arterial stiffness at this age. Methods We studied 168 healthy children, aged 3...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728486/relationship-between-neck-circumference-insulin-resistance-and-arterial-stiffness-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects
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Francesco Fantin, Gabriele Comellato, Andrea P Rossi, Elisa Grison, Elena Zoico, Gloria Mazzali, Mauro Zamboni
Background Only a few studies have investigated the relationship between neck circumference and cardiometabolic risk. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between neck circumference, waist circumference, metabolic variables and arterial stiffness in a group of overweight and obese subjects evaluating a possible independent role of neck circumference in determining arterial stiffness. Methods and results We studied 95 subjects (53 women) with an age range of 20-77 years and body mass index range from 25...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728481/feasibility-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-in-evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-comparison-with-pulse-wave-velocity-and-conventional-sonographic-markers-of-atherosclerosis
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Michał Podgórski, Piotr Grzelak, Magdalena Kaczmarska, Michał Polguj, Maciej Łukaszewski, Ludomir Stefańczyk
Objective Arterial stiffening is an early marker of atherosclerosis that has a prognostic value for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although many markers of arterial hardening have been proposed, the search is on for newer, more user-friendly and reliable surrogates. One such potential candidate has emerged from cardiology, the speckle-tracking technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the two-dimensional speckle tracking for the evaluation of arterial wall stiffness in comparison with standard stiffness parameters...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724946/diastolic-augmentation-index-improves-radial-augmentation-index-in-assessing-arterial-stiffness
#9
Yang Yao, Liling Hao, Lisheng Xu, Yahui Zhang, Lin Qi, Yingxian Sun, Benqiang Yang, Frans N van de Vosse, Yudong Yao
Arterial stiffness is an important risk factor for cardiovascular events. Radial augmentation index (AI r ) can be more conveniently measured compared with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV). However, the performance of AI r in assessing arterial stiffness is limited. This study proposes a novel index AI rd , a combination of AI r and diastolic augmentation index (AI d ) with a weight α, to achieve better performance over AI r in assessing arterial stiffness. 120 subjects (43 ± 21 years old) were enrolled...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724570/childhood-thyroid-function-body-composition-and-cardiovascular-function
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Mirjana Barjaktarovic, Tim Korevaar, Romy Gaillard, Yolanda B de Rijke, Theo J Visser, Vincent Wv Jaddoe, Robin P Peeters
OBJECTIVE: The cardiovascular system is a known target for thyroid hormone. Early-life cardiovascular alterations may lead to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Little is known about the effects of thyroid hormone on cardiovascular function during childhood, including the role of body composition in this association. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort of children (N=4251, median age 6 years, 95% range 5.7-8.0 years). METHODS: Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) concentrations were measured to assess thyroid function...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723965/the-prevalence-and-metabolic-characteristics-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-the-qatari-population
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Soha R Dargham, Lina Ahmed, Eric S Kilpatrick, Stephen L Atkin
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in the Qatari population is unknown and hence the estimated impact on the local population cannot be determined. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and metabolic features of PCOS among Qatari women. DESIGN: Cross sectional analysis. PATIENTS: 3,017 Qatari subjects volunteered to be phenotyped and genotyped for the Qatar Biobank from which all women between the ages of 18-40 years were identified (750)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722185/valsalva-maneuver-exacerbates-left-atrial-compression-in-patients-with-large-hiatal-hernia
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Christopher Naoum, Leonard Kritharides, Sonali R Gnanenthiran, David Martin, Gregory L Falk, John Yiannikas
INTRODUCTION: Hiatal hernia (HH) can cause left atrial (LA) compression and impair LA filling. We evaluated the cardiac effects of preload reduction and abdominal strain induced by Valsalva maneuver (VM) in large HH patients. METHODS: LA and left ventricular (LV) dimensions were measured using 2D transthoracic echocardiography at rest and during VM in HH patients (n=55, 70±10 years) and controls (n=22, 67±6 years). Biplane LV volumes (n=39) and mitral inflow pulse-wave Doppler parameters (n=27) were also evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721152/clinical-syntax-score-a-good-predictor-for-renal-artery-stenosis-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-analysis-from-the-ren-acs-trial
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Alexandru Burlacu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Ionut Nistor, Luminita Voroneanu, Igor Nedelciuc, Cristian Statescu, Adrian Covic
INTRODUCTION: In ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, multisite artery disease represents a serious issue influencing evolution, outcomes and prognosis. We evaluated for the first time the power of the Myocardial Infarction SYNTAX Score (MI SS) and Clinical SYNTAX Score (MI CSS) as predictors for renal artery stenosis (RAS) in STEMI. We also stratified the study population according to the two scores, and identified the variables correlated with the higher score. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used data from the REN-ACS study, which included 181 consecutive patients prospectively investigated for presence of RAS (through renal angiography), arterial stiffness (carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, cf-PWV) and hydration status (bioimpedance)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721143/the-effect-of-antihypertensive-treatment-on-arterial-stiffness-and-serum-concentration-of-selected-matrix-metalloproteinases
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Marek Rajzer, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Tomasz Kameczura, Agnieszka Olszanecka, Danuta Fedak, Michał Terlecki, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Danuta Czarnecka
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess the arterial stiffness and serum levels of selected metalloproteinases (MMPs) in hypertensive patients and their changes following antihypertensive therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 95 patients with essential arterial hypertension (HT) stage 1 or 2 (mean age: 53.1 ±13.0 years). The control group consisted of 31 normotensives of the same age range. Hypertension patients were randomized to one of the following monotherapies for 6 months: quinapril, losartan, amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide or bisoprolol...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719470/diurnal-variation-and-repeatability-of-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiac-output-measurements-in-the-third-trimester-of-uncomplicated-pregnancy
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Mohamed W Osman, Francesca Leone, Mintu Nath, Asma Khalil, David R Webb, Thompson G Robinson, Hatem A Mousa
AIM: To investigate same day repeated measures and diurnal variation of arterial stiffness, cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) during the third trimester of normal pregnancy. METHODOLOGY: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) were recorded using the Arteriograph, while CO, SV and TPR were recorded using noninvasive cardiac output monitoring. The measurements were obtained in the third trimester of pregnancy from 21 healthy pregnant women at four time points (morning, afternoon, evening and midnight) over a 24-h period...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717584/pulse-wave-analysis-with-diffusing-wave-spectroscopy
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Markus Belau, Wolfgang Scheffer, Georg Maret
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and thus at the origin of many deaths by e.g. heart attack or stroke. Hypertension is caused by many factors including an increase in arterial stiffness which leads to changes in pulse wave velocity and wave reflections. Those often result in an increased left ventricular load which may result in heart failure as well as an increased pulsatile pressure in the microcirculation l to damage to blood vessels. In order to specifically treat the different causes of hypertension it is desirable to perform a pulse wave analysis as a complement to measurements of systolic and diastolic pressure by brachial cuff sphygmomanometry...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716522/exercise-individualized-by-trimpi-method-reduces-arterial-stiffness-in-early-onset-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-aerobic-interval-training
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Alfonso Bellia, Ferdinando Iellamo, Elisa De Carli, Aikaterini Andreadi, Elvira Padua, Mauro Lombardo, Giuseppe Annino, Francesca Campoli, Sara Tartaglione, Stefano D'Ottavio, David Della-Morte, Davide Lauro
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness (AS) and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) are subclinical markers of vascular diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2D). We evaluated the effects of aerobic interval training (AIT), with loads prescribed according to individual heart rate and lactate profiling obtained during a baseline treadmill test (TRIMPi method), on AS and BRS in patients with early-onset T2D without cardiovascular complications. POPULATION STUDY AND METHODS: Twenty-two sedentary overweight T2D patients (aged 57±7years) were randomized to 12-weeks open-label of supervised AIT by TRIMPi (n=8) or unsupervised physical activity as per usual care (SOC) (n=11)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713285/amiloride-improves-endothelial-function-and-reduces-vascular-stiffness-in-female-mice-fed-a-western-diet
#18
Luis A Martinez-Lemus, Annayya R Aroor, Francisco I Ramirez-Perez, Guanghong Jia, Javad Habibi, Vincent G DeMarco, Brady Barron, Adam Whaley-Connell, Ravi Nistala, James R Sowers
Obese premenopausal women lose their sex related cardiovascular disease protection and develop greater arterial stiffening than age matched men. In female mice, we have shown that consumption of a Western diet (WD), high in fat and refined sugars, is associated with endothelial dysfunction and vascular stiffening, which occur via activation of mineralocorticoid receptors and associated increases in epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) activity on endothelial cells (EnNaC). Herein our aim was to determine the effect that reducing EnNaC activity with a very-low-dose of amiloride would have on decreasing endothelial and arterial stiffness in young female mice consuming a WD...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713284/greater-progression-of-age-related-aortic-stiffening-in-adults-with-poor-trunk-flexibility-a-5-year-longitudinal-study
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Yuko Gando, Haruka Murakami, Kenta Yamamoto, Ryoko Kawakami, Harumi Ohno, Susumu S Sawada, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Motohiko Miyachi
Purpose: Having a low level of physical fitness, especially cardiorespiratory fitness, appears to accelerate age-related aortic stiffening. Whereas, some studies have reported that trunk flexibility is a component of physical fitness, it is also negatively associated with arterial stiffening independent of cardiorespiratory fitness in cross-sectional studies. However, no long-term longitudinal study has determined whether poor trunk flexibility accelerates the progression of age-related aortic stiffening. We examined trunk flexibility and aortic stiffness progression in a 5-year longitudinal study...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709670/arterial-stiffness-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-subjects-frequency-in-community-pharmacies
#20
Enrique Rodilla Sala, Manuel Adell Alegre, Vicente Giner Galvañ, Zeneida Perseguer Torregrosa, Jose Maria Pascual Izuel, María Teresa Climent Catalá
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Arterial stiffness (AS) is a well-recognized target organ lesion. This study aims to determine: 1) the frequency of AS in community pharmacies; 2) if stiffened subjects identified by brachial oscillometry have more CV risk factors than normal subjects, and 3) the dependence of stiffness on using either age-adjusted values or a fixed threshold. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Observational, cross-sectional study in 32 community pharmacies of the Valencia Community, between November/2015 and April/2016...
July 11, 2017: Medicina Clínica
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