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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783201/validation-of-the-dapt-score-in-patients-randomized-to-6-or-12-months-clopidogrel-after-predominantly-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents
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Yukinori Harada, Jonathan Michel, Raphaela Lohaus, Katharina Mayer, Roberto Emmer, Anna Lena Lahmann, Roisin Colleran, Daniele Giacoppo, Annabelle Wolk, Jurrien M Ten Berg, Franz-Josef Neumann, Yaling Han, Tom Adriaenssens, Ralph Tölg, Melchior Seyfarth, Michael Maeng, Bernhard Zrenner, Claudius Jacobshagen, Jochen Wöhrle, Sebastian Kufner, Tanja Morath, Tareq Ibrahim, Isabell Bernlochner, Marcus Fischer, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Julinda Mehilli, Robert A Byrne, Adnan Kastrati, Stefanie Schulz-Schüpke
The DAPT score is a recently-proposed decision tool for guiding optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). It showed modest accuracy in prior derivation and validation cohorts of patients with ≥12 months DAPT. This study was aimed to evaluate the validity of the DAPT score in a cohort of patients with 6 or 12 months DAPT after implantation of predominantly second-generation drug-eluting stents. We analyzed data of patients enrolled in the ISAR-SAFE trial. Patients were classified into low (<2) or high (≥2) DAPT score groups...
July 27, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743787/isar-pebis-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-versus-conventional-balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-of-superficial-femoral-artery-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
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Ilka Ott, Salvatore Cassese, Philipp Groha, Birgit Steppich, Felix Voll, Martin Hadamitzky, Tareq Ibrahim, Sebastian Kufner, Karl Dewitz, Theresa Wittmann, Albert Markus Kasel, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Massimiliano Fusaro
BACKGROUND: Paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty has superior efficacy compared with conventional balloon angioplasty (BA) for de novo lesions of superficial femoral artery (SFA). Studies investigating the angiographic and clinical performance of PEB angioplasty versus BA for in-stent restenosis of SFA are limited. We performed a randomized trial to investigate angiographic and clinical performance of PEB versus BA for in-stent restenosis of SFA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with symptomatic in-stent restenosis of SFA were randomly assigned to either PEB or BA at 2 centers in Munich, Germany...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720499/coronary-artery-disease-associated-gene-phactr1-modulates-severity-of-vascular-calcification-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Redouane Aherrahrou, Zouhair Aherrahrou, Heribert Schunkert, Jeanette Erdmann
Calcification of vessels is strongly associated with atherosclerosis and leads to coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI). Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) revealed several genes that are associated with and contribute to CAD/MI as well as coronary artery calcification (CAC); however, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. PHACTR1, which encodes phosphatase and actin regulator 1, is among these risk genes. The aim of this study was to functionally test whether Phactr1 regulates calcification in vitro using murine embryonic stem cell (mESC)-derived smooth muscle cells (SMCs)...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714975/association-analyses-based-on-false-discovery-rate-implicate-new-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Christopher P Nelson, Anuj Goel, Adam S Butterworth, Stavroula Kanoni, Tom R Webb, Eirini Marouli, Lingyao Zeng, Ioanna Ntalla, Florence Y Lai, Jemma C Hopewell, Olga Giannakopoulou, Tao Jiang, Stephen E Hamby, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Themistocles L Assimes, Erwin P Bottinger, John C Chambers, Robert Clarke, Colin N A Palmer, Richard M Cubbon, Patrick Ellinor, Raili Ermel, Evangelos Evangelou, Paul W Franks, Christopher Grace, Dongfeng Gu, Aroon D Hingorani, Joanna M M Howson, Erik Ingelsson, Adnan Kastrati, Thorsten Kessler, Theodosios Kyriakou, Terho Lehtimäki, Xiangfeng Lu, Yingchang Lu, Winfried März, Ruth McPherson, Andres Metspalu, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Arno Ruusalepp, Eric E Schadt, Amand F Schmidt, Michael J Sweeting, Pierre A Zalloua, Kamal AlGhalayini, Bernard D Keavney, Jaspal S Kooner, Ruth J F Loos, Riyaz S Patel, Martin K Rutter, Maciej Tomaszewski, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Eleftheria Zeggini, Jeanette Erdmann, George Dedoussis, Johan L M Björkegren, Heribert Schunkert, Martin Farrall, John Danesh, Nilesh J Samani, Hugh Watkins, Panos Deloukas
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in coronary artery disease (CAD) had identified 66 loci at 'genome-wide significance' (P < 5 × 10(-8)) at the time of this analysis, but a much larger number of putative loci at a false discovery rate (FDR) of 5% (refs. 1,2,3,4). Here we leverage an interim release of UK Biobank (UKBB) data to evaluate the validity of the FDR approach. We tested a CAD phenotype inclusive of angina (SOFT; ncases = 10,801) as well as a stricter definition without angina (HARD; ncases = 6,482) and selected cases with the former phenotype to conduct a meta-analysis using the two most recent CAD GWAS...
July 17, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683939/neointimal-modification-with-scoring-balloon-and-efficacy-of-drug-coated-balloon-therapy-in-patients-with-restenosis-in-drug-eluting-coronary-stents-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sebastian Kufner, Michael Joner, Simon Schneider, Ralph Tölg, Bernhard Zrenner, Janika Repp, Alissa Starkmann, Erion Xhepa, Tareq Ibrahim, Salvatore Cassese, Massimiliano Fusaro, Ilka Ott, Christian Hengstenberg, Heribert Schunkert, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare neointimal modification with scoring balloon pre-dilation before drug-coated balloon (DCB) versus DCB standard therapy in patients presenting with drug-eluting stent (DES) restenosis. BACKGROUND: DCB angioplasty for the treatment of coronary drug-eluting stent restenosis has demonstrated encouraging results. The efficacy of DCB treatment relies on rapid initial drug transfer and tissue retention of the antiproliferative drug...
July 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671552/mid-term-clinical-outcomes-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-versus-everolimus-eluting-metallic-stents-for-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Salvatore Cassese, Byrne A Robert, Peter Jüni, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Serban Puricel, Gjin Ndrepepa, Heribert Schunkert, Massimiliano Fusaro, Stephane Cook, Takeshi Kimura, Jose P S Henriques, Patrick W Serruys, Stephan Windecker, Adnan Kastrati
AIMS: To compare the mid-term clinical outcomes of patients treated with everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BVS) versus everolimus-eluting metallic stent (EES) for percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a meta-analysis of aggregate data by searching Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane databases and proceedings of international meetings for randomized trials reporting the clinical outcomes beyond 1 year of patients treated with BVS versus EES...
July 4, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645804/prognostic-impact-of-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Tobias Rheude, Costanza Pellegrini, Jonathan Michel, Teresa Trenkwalder, N Patrick Mayr, Thorsten Kessler, Albert M Kasel, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hengstenberg, Oliver Husser
INTRODUCTION: Anemia is frequent in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a strong negative prognostic impact. The prevalence and prognosis of anemia and separately of iron-deficiency anemia in contemporary patients are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 549 consecutive patients undergoing transfemoral TAVI were included in the single-center study. Baseline anemia was defined as a hemoglobin level <13g/dL in men and <12g/dL in women...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641842/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-treated-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-stents-in-routine-practice-2-year-results-of-the-isar-absorb-registry
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Jens Wiebe, Petra Hoppmann, Roisin Colleran, Sebastian Kufner, Michael Valeskini, Salvatore Cassese, Simon Schneider, Michael Joner, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report clinical outcomes in patients treated in routine practice 2 years after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent (BRS) implantation. BACKGROUND: Long-term results in patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice are sparse, and existing evidence from randomized trials considers mostly selected patients. METHODS: The ISAR-ABSORB registry enrolled consecutive patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice at 2 high-volume centers in Germany...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606889/parallel-suture-technique-with-proglide-a-novel-method-for-management-of-vascular-access-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
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Ilka Ott, Anupama Shivaraju, Nina R Schäffer, Antonio H Frangieh, Jonathan Michel, Oliver Husser, Christian Hengstenberg, Patrick Mayr, Roisin Colleran, Constanza Pellegrini, Salvatore Cassese, Massimilliano Fusaro, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Albert M Kasel
AIMS: Aim of this study was to evaluate vascular complications using the "parallel suture technique" in patients receiving Edwards SAPIEN XT (SXT) or SAPIEN S3 (S3) transcatheter heart valve (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred consecutive patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis treated with TF-TAVI were included in this study where the "parallel suture technique" was applied for vascular access site closure. This was achieved by placing the sutures medial and lateral to the puncture site...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579339/prognostic-value-of-alkaline-phosphatase-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Gjin Ndrepepa, Stefan Holdenrieder, Erion Xhepa, Salvatore Cassese, Massimiliano Fusaro, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to investigate the association between alkaline phosphatase (AP) activity and prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN AND METHODS: The study included 2134 patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. All included patients had baseline AP measurements available. The receiver operating characteristic curve analysis showed that the best cut-off of AP for mortality prediction was 98...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530674/fifteen-new-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease-highlight-arterial-wall-specific-mechanisms
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Joanna M M Howson, Wei Zhao, Daniel R Barnes, Weang-Kee Ho, Robin Young, Dirk S Paul, Lindsay L Waite, Daniel F Freitag, Eric B Fauman, Elias L Salfati, Benjamin B Sun, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Wayne H H Sheu, Sune F Nielsen, Wei-Yu Lin, Praveen Surendran, Anders Malarstig, Jemma B Wilk, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Katrine L Rasmussen, Pia R Kamstrup, Panos Deloukas, Jeanette Erdmann, Sekar Kathiresan, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Hugh Watkins, Ron Do, Daniel J Rader, Julie A Johnson, Stanley L Hazen, Arshed A Quyyumi, John A Spertus, Carl J Pepine, Nora Franceschini, Anne Justice, Alex P Reiner, Steven Buyske, Lucia A Hindorff, Cara L Carty, Kari E North, Charles Kooperberg, Eric Boerwinkle, Kristin Young, Mariaelisa Graff, Ulrike Peters, Devin Absher, Chao A Hsiung, Wen-Jane Lee, Kent D Taylor, Ying-Hsiang Chen, I-Te Lee, Xiuqing Guo, Ren-Hua Chung, Yi-Jen Hung, Jerome I Rotter, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Thomas Quertermous, Tzung-Dau Wang, Asif Rasheed, Philippe Frossard, Dewan S Alam, Abdulla Al Shafi Majumder, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Rajiv Chowdhury, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Themistocles L Assimes, John Danesh, Adam S Butterworth, Danish Saleheen
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although 58 genomic regions have been associated with CAD thus far, most of the heritability is unexplained, indicating that additional susceptibility loci await identification. An efficient discovery strategy may be larger-scale evaluation of promising associations suggested by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Hence, we genotyped 56,309 participants using a targeted gene array derived from earlier GWAS results and performed meta-analysis of results with 194,427 participants previously genotyped, totaling 88,192 CAD cases and 162,544 controls...
July 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506971/protein-truncating-variants-at-the-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-gene-and-risk-for-coronary-heart-disease
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Akihiro Nomura, Hong-Hee Won, Amit V Khera, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Kaoru Ito, Shane McCarthy, Connor A Emdin, Derek Klarin, Pradeep Natarajan, Seyedeh M Zekavat, Namrata Gupta, Gina M Peloso, Ingrid B Borecki, Tanya M Teslovich, Rosanna Asselta, Stefano Duga, Piera A Merlini, Adolfo Correa, Thorsten Kessler, James G Wilson, Matthew J Bown, Alistair S Hall, Peter S Braund, David J Carey, Michael F Murray, H Lester Kirchner, Joseph B Leader, Daniel R Lavage, J Neil Manus, Dustin N Hartze, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Jaume Marrugat, Roberto Elosua, Ruth McPherson, Martin Farrall, Hugh Watkins, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Chao A Hsiung, Shih-Yi Lin, Jun-Sing Wang, Hayato Tada, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Akihiro Inazu, Masakazu Yamagishi, Tomohiro Katsuya, Eitaro Nakashima, Masahiro Nakatochi, Ken Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Yokota, Yukihide Momozawa, Jerome I Rotter, Eric S Lander, Daniel J Rader, John Danesh, Diego Ardissino, Stacey Gabriel, Cristen J Willer, Goncalo R Abecasis, Danish Saleheen, Michiaki Kubo, Norihiro Kato, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Frederick E Dewey, Sekar Kathiresan
RATIONALE: Therapies that inhibit CETP (cholesteryl ester transfer protein) have failed to demonstrate a reduction in risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Human DNA sequence variants that truncate the CETP gene may provide insight into the efficacy of CETP inhibition. OBJECTIVE: To test whether protein-truncating variants (PTVs) at the CETP gene were associated with plasma lipid levels and CHD. METHODS AND RESULTS: We sequenced the exons of the CETP gene in 58 469 participants from 12 case-control studies (18 817 CHD cases, 39 652 CHD-free controls)...
June 23, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500730/comparative-prognostic-value-of-postprocedural-creatine-kinase-myocardial-band-and-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Gjin Ndrepepa, Roisin Colleran, Siegmund Braun, Erion Xhepa, Julia Hieber, Salvatore Cassese, Massimiliano Fusaro, Sebastian Kufner, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the prognostic value of postprocedural creatine kinase myocardial band (CK-MB) and cardiac troponin (cTn) in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). BACKGROUND: Whether postprocedural CK-MB or cTn is a better biomarker to stratify the risk after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unknown. METHODS: This study included 2,077 patients with NSTEMI undergoing early PCI...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495433/ventricular-and-supraventricular-ectopy-in-subjects-with-early-repolarization
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Teresa Trenkwalder, Ryan King, Bernhard M Kaess, Christian Hengstenberg, Heribert Schunkert, Till Ittermann, Stephan B Felix, Mathias Busch, Marcus Dörr, Wibke Reinhard
Early repolarization (ER) is a common electrocardiographic (ECG) finding that is associated with an increased risk of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. This study investigated whether the presence of ER is a predictor of ventricular and supraventricular ectopy as a marker for electrical instability. Standard 12-lead electrocardiograms of the first follow-up in the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-1) (n = 3,300, age 20 to 79 years) were analyzed to identify subjects with an ER pattern...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487391/functional-characterization-of-the-gucy1a3-coronary-artery-disease-risk-locus
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Thorsten Kessler, Jana Wobst, Bernhard Wolf, Juliane Eckhold, Baiba Vilne, Ronja Hollstein, Simon von Ameln, Tan An Dang, Hendrik B Sager, Philipp Moritz Rumpf, Redouane Aherrahrou, Adnan Kastrati, Johan L M Björkegren, Jeanette Erdmann, Aldons J Lusis, Mete Civelek, Frank J Kaiser, Heribert Schunkert
BACKGROUND: A chromosomal locus at 4q32.1 has been genome-wide significantly associated with coronary artery disease risk. The locus encompasses GUCY1A3, which encodes the α1 subunit of the soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), a key enzyme in the nitric oxide/cGMP signaling pathway. The mechanism linking common variants in this region with coronary risk is not known. METHODS: Gene expression and protein expression were analyzed with quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunoblotting, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461624/loss-of-cardioprotective-effects-at-the-adamts7-locus-as-a-result-of-gene-smoking-interactions
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Danish Saleheen, Wei Zhao, Robin Young, Christopher P Nelson, WeangKee Ho, Jane F Ferguson, Asif Rasheed, Kristy Ou, Sylvia T Nurnberg, Robert C Bauer, Anuj Goel, Ron Do, Alexandre F R Stewart, Jaana Hartiala, Weihua Zhang, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Rona J Strawbridge, Juha Sinisalo, Stavroula Kanoni, Sanaz Sedaghat, Eirini Marouli, Kati Kristiansson, Jing Hua Zhao, Robert Scott, Dominique Gauguier, Svati H Shah, Albert Vernon Smith, Natalie van Zuydam, Amanda J Cox, Christina Willenborg, Thorsten Kessler, Lingyao Zeng, Michael A Province, Andrea Ganna, Lars Lind, Nancy L Pedersen, Charles C White, Anni Joensuu, Marcus Edi Kleber, Alistair S Hall, Winfried März, Veikko Salomaa, Christopher O'Donnell, Erik Ingelsson, Mary F Feitosa, Jeanette Erdmann, Donald W Bowden, Colin N A Palmer, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf De Faire, Pierre Zalloua, Nicholas Wareham, John R Thompson, Kari Kuulasmaa, George Dedoussis, Markus Perola, Abbas Dehghan, John C Chambers, Jaspal Kooner, Hooman Allayee, Panos Deloukas, Ruth McPherson, Kari Stefansson, Heribert Schunkert, Sekar Kathiresan, Martin Farrall, Philippe Marcel Frossard, Daniel J Rader, Nilesh J Samani, Muredach P Reilly
BACKGROUND: Common diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD) are complex in etiology. The interaction of genetic susceptibility with lifestyle factors may play a prominent role. However, gene-lifestyle interactions for CHD have been difficult to identify. Here, we investigate interaction of smoking behavior, a potent lifestyle factor, with genotypes that have been shown to associate with CHD risk. METHODS: We analyzed data on 60 919 CHD cases and 80 243 controls from 29 studies for gene-smoking interactions for genetic variants at 45 loci previously reported to be associated with CHD risk...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446966/monocytes-and-macrophages-in-cardiac-injury-and-repair
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REVIEW
Hendrik B Sager, Thorsten Kessler, Heribert Schunkert
Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the major contributors to worldwide morbidity and mortality. It is atherosclerosis' most dreadful complication and occurs after the supply of oxygenated blood to the heart is blocked. Understanding how cardiac tissue is injured and later regenerates is of crucial importance to improve the sequelae after the acute event. We now understand that the immune system substantially contributes to both the acute inflammatory response and the regenerative response that follow tissue injury after MI...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444290/low-density-lipoproteins-cause-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-1-evidence-from-genetic-epidemiologic-and-clinical-studies-a-consensus-statement-from-the-european-atherosclerosis-society-consensus-panel
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Brian A Ference, Henry N Ginsberg, Ian Graham, Kausik K Ray, Chris J Packard, Eric Bruckert, Robert A Hegele, Ronald M Krauss, Frederick J Raal, Heribert Schunkert, Gerald F Watts, Jan Borén, Sergio Fazio, Jay D Horton, Luis Masana, Stephen J Nicholls, Børge G Nordestgaard, Bart van de Sluis, Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Lale Tokgözoglu, Ulf Landmesser, Ulrich Laufs, Olov Wiklund, Jane K Stock, M John Chapman, Alberico L Catapano
Aims: To appraise the clinical and genetic evidence that low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) cause atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Methods and results: We assessed whether the association between LDL and ASCVD fulfils the criteria for causality by evaluating the totality of evidence from genetic studies, prospective epidemiologic cohort studies, Mendelian randomization studies, and randomized trials of LDL-lowering therapies. In clinical studies, plasma LDL burden is usually estimated by determination of plasma LDL cholesterol level (LDL-C)...
April 24, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424222/randomized-comparison-of-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-and-stenting-versus-plain-balloon-plus-stenting-versus-directional-atherectomy-for-femoral-artery-disease-isar-stath
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ilka Ott, Salvatore Cassese, Philipp Groha, Birgit Steppich, Martin Hadamitzky, Tareq Ibrahim, Sebastian Kufner, Karl Dewitz, Regina Hiendlmayer, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Massimiliano Fusaro
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis in the superficial femoral artery is common in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease. Paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty, stenting, and directional atherectomy (DA) have provided new options for the treatment of superficial femoral artery disease; however, the comparative efficacy of these interventional strategies remains uncertain. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-five patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease due to de novo superficial femoral artery stenotic or occlusive lesions were randomized to treatment with plain balloon angioplasty (BA) followed by PEB angioplasty and stenting (n=48), BA and stenting (n=52), or DA with distal protection and bailout stenting (n=55)...
June 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394258/large-scale-genome-wide-analysis-identifies-genetic-variants-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-function
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Philipp S Wild, Janine F Felix, Arne Schillert, Alexander Teumer, Ming-Huei Chen, Maarten J G Leening, Uwe Völker, Vera Großmann, Jennifer A Brody, Marguerite R Irvin, Sanjiv J Shah, Setia Pramana, Wolfgang Lieb, Reinhold Schmidt, Alice V Stanton, Dörthe Malzahn, Albert Vernon Smith, Johan Sundström, Cosetta Minelli, Daniela Ruggiero, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Daniel Tiller, J Gustav Smith, Claire Monnereau, Marco R Di Tullio, Solomon K Musani, Alanna C Morrison, Tune H Pers, Michael Morley, Marcus E Kleber, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Joshua C Bis, Egbert Bisping, Ulrich Broeckel, Susan Cheng, Jaap W Deckers, Fabiola Del Greco M, Frank Edelmann, Myriam Fornage, Lude Franke, Nele Friedrich, Tamara B Harris, Edith Hofer, Albert Hofman, Jie Huang, Alun D Hughes, Mika Kähönen, Knhi Investigators, Jochen Kruppa, Karl J Lackner, Lars Lannfelt, Rafael Laskowski, Lenore J Launer, Margrét Leosdottir, Honghuang Lin, Cecilia M Lindgren, Christina Loley, Calum A MacRae, Deborah Mascalzoni, Jamil Mayet, Daniel Medenwald, Andrew P Morris, Christian Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Stefania Nappo, Peter M Nilsson, Sebastian Nuding, Teresa Nutile, Annette Peters, Arne Pfeufer, Diana Pietzner, Peter P Pramstaller, Olli T Raitakari, Kenneth M Rice, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Saku T Ruohonen, Ralph L Sacco, Tandaw E Samdarshi, Helena Schmidt, Andrew S P Sharp, Denis C Shields, Rossella Sorice, Nona Sotoodehnia, Bruno H Stricker, Praveen Surendran, Simon Thom, Anna M Töglhofer, André G Uitterlinden, Rolf Wachter, Henry Völzke, Andreas Ziegler, Thomas Münzel, Winfried März, Thomas P Cappola, Joel N Hirschhorn, Gary F Mitchell, Nicholas L Smith, Ervin R Fox, Nicole D Dueker, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Olle Melander, Martin Russ, Terho Lehtimäki, Marina Ciullo, Andrew A Hicks, Lars Lind, Vilmundur Gudnason, Burkert Pieske, Anthony J Barron, Robert Zweiker, Heribert Schunkert, Erik Ingelsson, Kiang Liu, Donna K Arnett, Bruce M Psaty, Stefan Blankenberg, Martin G Larson, Stephan B Felix, Oscar H Franco, Tanja Zeller, Ramachandran S Vasan, Marcus Dörr
BACKGROUND: Understanding the genetic architecture of cardiac structure and function may help to prevent and treat heart disease. This investigation sought to identify common genetic variations associated with inter-individual variability in cardiac structure and function. METHODS: A GWAS meta-analysis of echocardiographic traits was performed, including 46,533 individuals from 30 studies (EchoGen consortium). The analysis included 16 traits of left ventricular (LV) structure, and systolic and diastolic function...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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