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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243995/the-relationship-of-erectile-dysfunction-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chukwuemeka U Osondu, Bryan Vo, Ebenezer T Oni, Michael J Blaha, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur S Agatston, Khurram Nasir, Ehimen C Aneni
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD mortality. However, the relationship between ED and subclinical CVD is less clear. We synthesized the available data on the association of ED and measures of subclinical CVD. We searched multiple databases for published literature on studies examining the association of ED and measures of subclinical CVD across four domains: endothelial dysfunction measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), coronary artery calcification (CAC), and other measures of vascular function such as the ankle-brachial index, toe-brachial index, and pulse wave velocity...
December 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239331/ankle-brachial-index-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-are-risk-factors-for-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#2
Ting Li, Xiu-Juan Wu, Xiao-Min Chen, Si-Bo Wang, Kang-Ding Liu, Ying-Qi Xing
The incidence of ischemic stroke in patients with diabetes is increasing. While brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (BaPWV) and ankle-brachial index (ABI) are known to be associated with ischemic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, whether these measures predict the risk of ischemic cerebrovascular disease in diabetic patients remains unclear. 117 patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in this study. According to the results of head magnetic resonance imaging, the patients were divided into a diabetes-only group (n = 55) and a diabetes and ischemic stroke group (n = 62)...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233490/pulse-wave-velocity-and-central-blood-pressure-normal-and-reference-values-in-older-people-in-spain
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Mercedes Sánchez-Martínez, Juan J Cruz, Auxiliadora Graciani, Esther López-García, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, José R Banegas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232972/association-of-resting-heart-rate-with-arterial-stiffness-and-low-grade-inflammation-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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José Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado, Josefa Martínez-Bordonado, Isabel Sánchez-Berná, Daniel Fernández-Bergés, José Mario Sabio
Resting heart rate (RHR) is associated with arterial stiffness, inflammation, and cardiovascular (CV) and all-cause mortality in the general population and in patients at high CV risk. We assessed the association of RHR with arterial stiffness and low-grade inflammation (LGI) in a cross-sectional study that included 101 women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without a history of CV disease or arrhythmia or who were under treatment that may cause bradycardia. Pulse wave velocity (PWV; a measure of arterial stiffness), RHR, and markers of LGI (ie, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, insulin, and homeostatic model assessment index) were measured...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230906/longitudinal-observation-of-arterial-stiffness-in-junior-high-school-students
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Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hisakazu Nakajima, Fumio Inoue, Kitaro Kosaka, Hiroaki Asano, Kengo Yoshii
BACKGROUND: Early atherosclerotic change is found even in childhood, and there is an urgent need to clarify the factors causing childhood atherosclerosis and take preventive measures. Early detection of the contributing risk factors is crucial for preventive measures to be undertaken. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a widely used technique method for the assessment of atherosclerosis in children. METHODS: Lifestyle questionnaire, and baPWV values and anthropometric data were obtained from junior high school students in an urban area of Japan over a period of 3 years between 2006 and 2008...
December 12, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229106/cardiovascular-benefits-from-standard-pulmonary-rehabilitation-are-related-to-baseline-exercise-tolerance-levels-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Linn E Moore, Bradley W Byers, Desi P Fuhr, Eric Wong, Mohit Bhutani, Michael K Stickland
BACKGROUND: Heightened arterial stiffness is a marker of cardiovascular risk and is elevated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Physical activity has been shown to reduce arterial stiffness, and our previous work has shown that arterial stiffness is related to physical activity and exercise tolerance in COPD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether baseline physical activity and exercise tolerance influence the cardiovascular benefits associated with standard COPD outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227572/factors-associated-with-serum-magnesium-and-vascular-stiffness-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
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Mai Yorifuji, Takahiro Kuragano, Sayuri Kawada, Wataru Fukao, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Takeshi Nakanishi
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the associated factors of serum magnesium in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Furthermore, we evaluated the relationship between low serum magnesium and arteriosclerosis in these patients. METHODS: In 129 patients on MHD, we evaluated the blood levels of magnesium, brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (ba-PWV), ankle-brachial index (ABI), and intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT). FINDINGS: In MHD patients, the serum level of magnesium was significantly correlated with age, calcium, TNF-α, albumin, and ba-PWV but not with ABI or IMT...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227169/descriptive-study-of-the-relationship-between-the-subclinical-carotid-disease-and-biomarkers-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-with-hypertension
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XiaoXiao Zhao, Liujin Bo, Hongwei Zhao, Lihong Li, Yingyan Zhou, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is a significant early prediction signal for preclinical atherosclerosis. Plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), an index of arterial stiffness (AS), has showed its value in the evaluation of AS in vascular-related diseases. The data regarding the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage are limited and partly controversial. We aim to investigate the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage such as Hcy and carotid femoral PWV (CF-PWV)...
December 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223701/vector-flow-imaging-compared-with-pulse-wave-doppler-for-estimation-of-peak-velocity-in-the-portal-vein
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Andreas Hjelm Brandt, Ramin Moshavegh, Kristoffer Lindskov Hansen, Thor Bechsgaard, Lars Lönn, Jørgen Arendt Jensen, Michael Bachmann Nielsen
The study described here investigated whether angle-independent vector flow imaging (VFI) technique estimates peak velocities in the portal vein comparably to pulsed wave Doppler (PWD). Furthermore, intra- and inter-observer agreement was assessed in a substudy. VFI and PWD peak velocities were estimated with from intercostal and subcostal views for 32 healthy volunteers, and precision analyses were conducted. Blinded to estimates, three physicians rescanned 10 volunteers for intra- and inter-observer agreement analyses...
December 6, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223189/the-evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-of-essential-hypertension-and-white-coat-hypertension-in-children-a-case-control-study
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Semiha Terlemez Tokgöz, Dilek Yılmaz, Yavuz Tokgöz, Bülent Çelik, Yasin Bulut
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine and compare cardiovascular risks by assessing arterial stiffness in children with essential hypertension and white coat hypertension. METHODS: Paediatric patients followed up with essential hypertension and white coat hypertension diagnoses and with no established end organ damage were involved in the study. Arterial stiffness in children included in the study was evaluated and compared by using the oscillometric device (Mobil-O-Graph) method...
December 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221643/respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-walking-down-a-traffic-polluted-road-compared-with-walking-in-a-traffic-free-area-in-participants-aged-60-years-and-older-with-chronic-lung-or-heart-disease-and-age-matched-healthy-controls-a-randomised-crossover
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Rudy Sinharay, Jicheng Gong, Benjamin Barratt, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Sabine Ernst, Frank Kelly, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Peter Collins, Paul Cullinan, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Long-term exposure to pollution can lead to an increase in the rate of decline of lung function, especially in older individuals and in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereas shorter-term exposure at higher pollution levels has been implicated in causing excess deaths from ischaemic heart disease and exacerbations of COPD. We aimed to assess the effects on respiratory and cardiovascular responses of walking down a busy street with high levels of pollution compared with walking in a traffic-free area with lower pollution levels in older adults...
December 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221483/the-role-of-sleepiness-on-arterial-stiffness-improvement-after-cpap-therapy-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria Alexandra Mineiro, Pedro Marques da Silva, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Maria João Marques Gomes, João Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. This study aim to assess differences in changes in arterial stiffness of two groups of patients, defined as having daytime sleepiness or not, after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. METHODS: A selected cohort of consecutive male patients, under 65 years old, with moderate to severe OSA and without great number of comorbidities was studied. The diagnosis was confirmed by home respiratory poligraphy...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219240/retinal-pulse-wave-velocity-measurement-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Hendrik Spahr, Dierck Hillmann, Clara Pfäffle, Gereon Hüttmann
In their latest publication on retinal pulse wave velocity measurement using optical co-herence tomography (OCT), Qian Li et al. propose a method to determine the pulse wave velocity in retinal arteries and veins [1]. This should enable a non-invasive determination of biomechanical properties of the vessel network, particularly the elasticity of the vessel walls [2].
December 8, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218774/impact-of-antiinfective-periodontal-therapy-on-parameters-of-vascular-health
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Yvonne Jockel-Schneider, Markus Bechtold, Imme Haubitz, Stefan Störk, Stefan Fickl, Inga Harks, Martin Eigenthaler, Oliver Vollrath, Johannes Baulmann, Ulrich Schlagenhauf
AIM: This study assessed the impact of antiinfective periodontal therapy on the status of vascular health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Periodontal and vascular health of 55 patients with severe untreated chronic periodontitis was evaluated before and 12 months after antiinfective periodontal therapy. Observed parameters were bleeding on probing (BoP), pocket probing depth (PPD), periodontal inflamed surface area index (PISA), pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AIx), central pulse pressure (PPao), and peripheral systolic pressure (RRsys)...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218066/arterial-stiffness-and-hypertension-which-comes-first
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Monica Ecobici, Claudiu Stoicescu
Arterial hypertension is one of the traditional risk factors involved in the development of cardiovascular events, while arterial stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease in patients with hypertension. It seems that the risk factors involved in the pathology of uncontrolled hypertension are similar to those that contribute to the development of arterial stiffness. After evidence showed that arterial stiffness is an independent prognostic factor for the occurrence of cardiovascular events in patients with arterial hypertension, the importance of assessing arterial stiffness was recognized in a document drafted by the European Society of Hypertension in 2007...
September 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217881/reduced-baroreflex-sensitivity-decreased-heart-rate-variability-with-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-predialysis
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C Lal, M Kaur, A K Jaryal, K K Deepak, D Bhowmik, S K Agarwal
High cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is observed in predialytic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The underlying mechanism of cardiovascular dysfunction often remains unclear. The present study was designed to perform multiparametric assessment of baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), arterial stiffness indices, and cardiovascular variabilities (heart rate variability [HRV] and blood pressure variability [BPV]) together in predialytic CKD patients; compare it with normal healthy controls; and determine their relationships in predialytic nondiabetic CKD patients...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216483/additional-prognostic-value-of-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-to-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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In-Chang Hwang, Kwang Nam Jin, Hack-Lyoung Kim, You-Nui Kim, Moon-Sun Im, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Joo-Hee Zo, Myung-A Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased arterial stiffness is associated with a higher risk of future cardiovascular events. We aimed to investigate whether information about arterial stiffness provides additional prognostic value to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) findings. METHODS: A total of 523 consecutive patients (mean age, 58.0 ± 10.3 years; male, 60.6%) with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), who underwent CCTA and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) measurement within a month, were retrospectively analyzed...
December 1, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216203/dose-responses-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-arterial-stiffness-in-overweight-african-americans-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Anas Raed, Jigar Bhagatwala, Haidong Zhu, Norman K Pollock, Samip J Parikh, Ying Huang, Robyn Havens, Ishita Kotak, De-Huang Guo, Yanbin Dong
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are scant and equivocal on whether vitamin D can ameliorate arterial stiffness, particularly in populations at high risk for vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study determined the dose-response effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on arterial stiffness in overweight African Americans with vitamin D deficiency. METHODS: Seventy overweight African Americans (aged 13-45 years) with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels ≤ 20 ng/mL were randomized to monthly oral supplementation of 18,000 IU (~600 IU/day, n = 17), 60,000 IU (~2000 IU/day, n = 18), or 120,000 IU (~4000 IU/day, n = 18) of vitamin D3 or placebo (n = 17) for 16-weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215398/a-genetic-risk-score-for-fasting-plasma-glucose-is-independently-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Mikael Gottsäter, George Hindy, Marju Orho-Melander, Peter M Nilsson, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is known to be associated with a number of clinical conditions including hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, and may predict cardiovascular events and mortality. However, causal links are hard to establish. Results from genome-wide association studies have identified only a few single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with arterial stiffness, the results have been inconsistent between studies and overlap with other clinical conditions is lacking. Our aim was to investigate a potential shared set of risk single nucleotide polymorphisms between relevant cardiometabolic traits and arterial stiffness...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213285/low-levels-of-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-constitute-an-independent-risk-factor-for-arterial-stiffness-in-korean-women
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Kunhee Han, Hyejin Chun, Moon-Jong Kim, Doo-Yeoun Cho, Soo-Hyun Lee, Bo Youn Won, Kwang-Min Kim, Nam-Seok Joo, Young-Sang Kim
The association between sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and arterial stiffness in women is not conclusive. In addition, obesity might also be involved in the relationship between SHBG and atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between SHBG and arterial stiffness in association with central obesity in women. This cross-sectional study included 381 women who participated in the health checkup programs in one hospital. The brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) was measured as a marker for arterial stiffness...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
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