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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334869/emerging-concepts-in-sporadic-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
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Andreas Charidimou, Gregoire Boulouis, M Edip Gurol, Cenk Ayata, Brian J Bacskai, Matthew P Frosch, Anand Viswanathan, Steven M Greenberg
Sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common, well-defined small vessel disease and a largely untreatable cause of intracerebral haemorrhage and contributor to age-related cognitive decline. The term 'cerebral amyloid angiopathy' now encompasses not only a specific cerebrovascular pathological finding, but also different clinical syndromes (both acute and progressive), brain parenchymal lesions seen on neuroimaging and a set of diagnostic criteria-the Boston criteria, which have resulted in increasingly detected disease during life...
March 13, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328125/two-patients-with-the-heterozygous-r189h-mutation-in-acta2-and-complex-congenital-heart-defects-expands-the-cardiac-phenotype-of-multisystemic-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome
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Thushiha Logeswaran, Christoph Friedburg, Karoline Hofmann, Hakan Akintuerk, Saskia Biskup, Michael Graef, Ali Rad, Axel Weber, Bernd A Neubauer, Dietmar Schranz, Patrice Bouvagnet, Birgit Lorenz, Andreas Hahn
De novo heterozygous mutations changing R179 to histidine, leucine, or cysteine in the ACTA2 gene are associated with Multisystemic Smooth Muscle Dysfunction Syndrome (MSMDS). Characteristic hallmarks of this condition, caused only by these specific ACTA2 mutations, are congenital mydriasis (mid-dilated, non-reactive pupils), a large persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA), aortic aneurysms evolving during childhood, and cerebrovascular anomalies. We describe two patients, a 3-day-old newborn and a 26-year-old woman, with this unique mutation in association with a huge PDA and an aorto-pulmonary window...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322777/preeclampsia-and-cognitive-impairment-later-in-life
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Julie A Fields, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kejal Kantarci, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Wendy M White, Alissa M Butts, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Virginia M Miller
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Women who suffer hypertensive episodes during pregnancy report variable neurocognitive changes within the first decade following the affected pregnancy. However, long-term follow-up of these women into their post-menopausal years has not been conducted. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether women with a history of preeclampsia were at increased risk of cognitive decline 35-40 years after the affected pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317155/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-dipping-pattern-in-hypertensive-patients-on-the-left-ventricular-systolic-functions-by-two-dimensional-strain-analysis
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Hüseyin Göksülük, Ulvin Habibova, Aydan Ongun, Müge Akbulut, Nil Özyüncü, Türkan Seda Tan Kürklü, Cetin Erol
BACKGROUND: Nondipping blood pressure pattern carry a high risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications due to a higher cumulative pressure overload. We aimed to define the role of strain analysis for detecting subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction in recently diagnosed nondipper and dipper hypertensive patients with normal left ventricular systolic function. METHODS: Study population consisted of two groups of patients, Group 1: 45 dipper patients and Group 2: 43 nondipper patients...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315199/hiv-infection-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-beyond-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Revery P Barnes, John Charles A Lacson, Hossein Bahrami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) increasingly afflicts people living with HIV (PLWH) in the contemporary era of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most widely studied cardiovascular problem in PLWH; however, less is known about other clinically relevant subtypes of CVD such as heart failure (HF), cerebrovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, pericardial diseases, and pulmonary hypertension. This paper reviews evidence of other subtypes of CVD as emerging issues in the post-ART era...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299725/defining-the-relationship-between-hypertension-cognitive-decline-and-dementia-a-review
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REVIEW
Keenan A Walker, Melinda C Power, Rebecca F Gottesman
Hypertension is a highly prevalent condition which has been established as a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Although the understanding of the relationship between cardiocirculatory dysfunction and brain health has improved significantly over the last several decades, it is still unclear whether hypertension constitutes a potentially treatable risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. While it is clear that hypertension can affect brain structure and function, recent findings suggest that the associations between blood pressure and brain health are complex and, in many cases, dependent on factors such as age, hypertension chronicity, and antihypertensive medication use...
March 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298024/reduction-of-inflammation-after-administration-of-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-results-of-the-subcutaneous-interleukin-1ra-in-sah-scil-sah-study
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James Galea, Kayode Ogungbenro, Sharon Hulme, Hiren Patel, Sylvia Scarth, Margaret Hoadley, Karen Illingworth, Catherine J McMahon, Nikolaos Tzerakis, Andrew T King, Andy Vail, Stephen J Hopkins, Nancy Rothwell, Pippa Tyrrell
OBJECTIVE Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating cerebrovascular event with long-term morbidity and mortality. Patients who survive the initial bleeding are likely to suffer further early brain injury arising from a plethora of pathological processes. These may result in a worsening of outcome or death in approximately 25% of patients and may contribute to longer-term cognitive dysfunction in survivors. Inflammation, mediated by the cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1), is an important contributor to cerebral ischemia after diverse forms of brain injury, including aSAH...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290854/-cardiovascular-complications-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-prevalence-and-pathogenesis
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L B Krougly, O A Fomicheva, Yu A Karpov, T V Popkova, D S Novikova, E L Nasonov
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with high risk of cardiovascular events. Among main causes of death in RA are: myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, sudden cardiac death, which are determined by the early development and rapid progression of atherosclerotic vascular lesions. According to studies high risk of cardiovascular events is not explained by only classical risk factors. It is assumed that there are additional mechanisms of development of adverse outcomes such as systemic inflammation, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290169/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-outcomes-following-mitral-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-significant-functional-mitral-regurgitation-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Ali Andalib, Michael Chetrit, Masha Eberg, Kristian B Filion, Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Ruediger Lange, Jean Buithieu, Giuseppe Martucci, Mark Eisenberg, Steven F Bolling, Nicolo Piazza
BACKGROUND: The surgical correction of functional mitral regurgitation (MR) remains challenging and controversial. The study aim was to systematically review the outcomes of surgical mitral valve repair (MVRpr) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with significant functional MR and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed of published data acquired from patients with moderate to severe functional MR and LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <40% who underwent surgical MVRpr or MVR...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274093/canonical-transient-receptor-potential-channels-and-their-link-with-cardio-cerebro-vascular-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Xiong Xiao, Hui-Xia Liu, Kuo Shen, Wei Cao, Xiao-Qiang Li
The canonical transient receptor potential channels (TRPCs) constitute a series of nonselective cation channels with variable degrees of Ca²⁺ selectivity. TRPCs consist of seven mammalian members, TRPC1, TRPC2, TRPC3, TRPC4, TRPC5, TRPC6, and TRPC7, which are further divided into four subtypes, TRPC1, TRPC2, TRPC4/5, and TRPC3/6/7. These channels take charge of various essential cell functions such as contraction, relaxation, proliferation, and dysfunction. This review, organized into seven main sections, will provide an overview of current knowledge about the underlying pathogenesis of TRPCs in cardio/cerebrovascular diseases, including hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, and cerebrovascular ischemia reperfusion injury...
March 10, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258876/the-use-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-the-treatment-of-wallenberg-syndrome-caused-by-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Alexis Salerno, Bradford V Cotter, Michael E Winters
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a devastating cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Up to 10% of acute CVAs in young patients are caused by dissection of the vertebral or carotid artery. Wallenberg syndrome results from a CVA in the vertebral or posterior inferior artery of the cerebellum and manifests as various degrees of cerebellar dysfunction. The administration of a thrombolytic medication has been recommended in the treatment of patients with stroke caused by cervical artery dissection...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258787/cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-intellectual-outcome-in-childhood-stroke-with-transient-cerebral-arteriopathy
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Nomazulu Dlamini, Ivanna Yau, Robyn Westmacott, Manohar Shroff, Derek Armstrong, William Logan, David Mikulis, Gabrielle deVeber, Andrea Kassner
BACKGROUND: Hypercapnic-challenge blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), measures the regional perfusion response to altered carbon dioxide. CVR correlates with the tissue-level microvascular dysfunction and ischemic risk. Among children with arterial ischemic stroke, transient cerebral arteriopathy (TCA) is a frequent, nonprogressive unilateral intracranial arteriopathy, which typically results in basal ganglia infarction and chronic cerebral artery stenosis...
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249552/hypertension-induced-enhanced-myogenic-constriction-of-cerebral-arteries-is-preserved-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Nikolett Szarka, Krisztina Amrein, Peter Horvath, Ivan Ivic, Endre Czeiter, Andras Buki, Akos Koller, Peter Toth
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was shown to impair pressure-induced myogenic response of cerebral arteries, which is associated with vascular and neural dysfunction and increased mortality of TBI patients. Hypertension was shown to enhance myogenic tone of cerebral arteries via increased vascular production of 20-hydroxyeicosatrienoic acid (HETE). This adaptive mechanism protects brain tissue form pressure/volume overload, but it can also lead to increased susceptibility to cerebral ischemia. Although both effects may potentiate the detrimental vascular consequences of TBI, it is not known how hypertension modulates the effect of TBI on myogenic responses of cerebral vessels...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245343/eplerenone-for-hypertension
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REVIEW
Tina Sc Tam, May Hy Wu, Sarah C Masson, Matthew P Tsang, Sarah N Stabler, Angus Kinkade, Anthony Tung, Aaron M Tejani
BACKGROUND: Eplerenone is an aldosterone receptor blocker that is chemically derived from spironolactone. In Canada, it is indicated for use as adjunctive therapy to reduce mortality for heart failure patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II systolic chronic heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. It is also used as adjunctive therapy for patients with heart failure following myocardial infarction. Additionally, it is indicated for the treatment of mild and moderate essential hypertension for patients who cannot be treated adequately with other agents...
February 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239165/antihypertensive-agents-do-not-prevent-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-and-cognitive-deficits-in-dietary-induced-obese-mice
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J C L Mamo, V Lam, C Giles, S H Coulson, N Fimognari, A Mooranian, H Al-Salami, R Takechi
BACKGROUND: While vascular risk factors including Western-styled diet and obesity are reported to induce cognitive decline and increase dementia risk, recent reports consistently suggest that compromised integrity of cerebrovascular blood-brain barrier (BBB) may have an important role in neurodegeneration and cognitive deficits. A number of studies report that elevated blood pressure increases the permeability of BBB. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effects of antihypertensive agents, candesartan or ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), on BBB dysfunction and cognitive decline in wild-type mice maintained on high fat and fructose (HFF) diet for 24 weeks...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236921/targeting-the-most-important-complications-in-vascular-surgery
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Kyla M Bennett, K Craig Kent, Jessica Schumacher, Caprice C Greenberg, John E Scarborough
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify the most clinically relevant and costly perioperative complications occurring in vascular surgery patients. METHODS: The analysis included patients in the 2012 to 2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database undergoing one of four high-risk vascular procedures. The procedures-aortic reconstruction, lower extremity bypass, lower extremity amputation, and carotid endarterectomy (CEA)-were selected because they have been established as high risk in the literature, rendering them natural targets for quality improvement initiatives...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212524/role-of-nrf2-and-protective-effects-of-metformin-against-tobacco-smoke-induced-cerebrovascular-toxicity
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Shikha Prasad, Ravi K Sajja, Mohammad Abul Kaisar, Jee Hyun Park, Heidi Villalba, Taylor Liles, Thomas Abbruscato, Luca Cucullo
Cigarette smoking (CS) is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in a causative way primarily related to the TS content of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nicotine, and inflammation. TS promotes glucose intolerance and increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes mellitus (2DM) with which it shares other pathogenic traits including the high risk of cerebrovascular and neurological disorders like stroke via ROS generation, inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment. Herein we provide evidence of the role played by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) in CS-induced cerebrobvascular/BBB impairments and how these cerebrovascular harmful effects can be circumvented by the use of metformin (MF; a widely prescribed, firstline anti-diabetic drug) treatment...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207801/kidney-dysfunction-and-cerebral-microbleeds-in-neurologically-healthy-adults
#18
Sang Hyuck Kim, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Ji Eun Lee, Jae-Sung Lim, Be Long Cho, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jin-Ho Park
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral microbleed (CMB) is a potent risk factor for overt cerebrovascular disease. Although some studies indicated the possible role of renal dysfunction as a risk factor of CMB, the findings could not be generalized. This study aimed to investigate the association between renal dysfunction and cerebral microbleed (CMB) in neurologically healthy adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2,518 subjects who underwent brain MRI as part of health screening were involved in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180074/regional-staging-of-white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Emily R Lindemer, Douglas N Greve, Bruce R Fischl, Jean C Augustinack, David H Salat
White matter lesions, quantified as 'white matter signal abnormalities' (WMSA) on neuroimaging, are common incidental findings on brain images of older adults. This tissue damage is linked to cerebrovascular dysfunction and is associated with cognitive decline. The regional distribution of WMSA throughout the cerebral white matter has been described at a gross scale; however, to date no prior study has described regional patterns relative to cortical gyral landmarks which may be important for understanding functional impact...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178960/ultrasound-and-dynamic-functional-imaging-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
REVIEW
Branko Malojcic, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Farzaneh A Sorond, Elsa Azevedo, Marina Diomedi, Janja Pretnar Oblak, Nicola Carraro, Marina Boban, Laszlo Olah, Stephan J Schreiber, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Zsolt Garami, Nantan M Bornstein, Bernhard Rosengarten
BACKGROUND: The vascular contributions to neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation may be assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). This review summarises the methodology for these widely available, safe and relatively low cost tools and analyses recent work highlighting their potential utility as biomarkers for differentiating subtypes of cognitive impairment and dementia, tracking disease progression and evaluating response to treatment in various neurocognitive disorders...
February 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
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