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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427392/percutaneous-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-in-left-main-coronary-artery-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xin-Lin Zhang, Qing-Qing Zhu, Jing-Jing Yang, Yu-Han Chen, Yang Li, Su-Hui Zhu, Jun Xie, Lian Wang, Li-Na Kang, Biao Xu
BACKGROUND: The optimal revascularization technique in patients with left main coronary artery disease (CAD) remains controversial. We aimed to compare the long-term performance of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in treatment of left main CAD. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched until November 16, 2016. RESULTS: Six randomized controlled trials and 22 matched observational studies including 22,487 patients and 90,167 patient-years of follow-up were included...
April 21, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426831/representation-and-reporting-of-kidney-disease-in-cerebrovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ioannis Konstantinidis, Shanti Patel, Marianne Camargo, Achint Patel, Priti Poojary, Steven G Coca, Girish N Nadkarni
Patients with kidney disease (KD) are at increased risk for cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and CVD patients with KD have worse outcomes. We aimed to determine the representation of KD patients in major randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CVD interventions. We searched MEDLINE for reports of major CVD trials published through February 9, 2017. We excluded trials that did not report mortality outcomes, enrolled fewer than 100 participants, or were subgroup, follow-up, or post-hoc analyses. Two independent reviewers performed study selection and data extraction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420323/study-protocol-insight-46-a-neuroscience-sub-study-of-the-mrc-national-survey-of-health-and-development
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Christopher A Lane, Thomas D Parker, Dave M Cash, Kirsty Macpherson, Elizabeth Donnachie, Heidi Murray-Smith, Anna Barnes, Suzie Barker, Daniel G Beasley, Jose Bras, David Brown, Ninon Burgos, Michelle Byford, M Jorge Cardoso, Ana Carvalho, Jessica Collins, Enrico De Vita, John C Dickson, Norah Epie, Miklos Espak, Susie M D Henley, Chandrashekar Hoskote, Michael Hutel, Jana Klimova, Ian B Malone, Pawel Markiewicz, Andrew Melbourne, Marc Modat, Anette Schrag, Sachit Shah, Nikhil Sharma, Carole H Sudre, David L Thomas, Andrew Wong, Hui Zhang, John Hardy, Henrik Zetterberg, Sebastien Ourselin, Sebastian J Crutch, Diana Kuh, Marcus Richards, Nick C Fox, Jonathan M Schott
BACKGROUND: Increasing age is the biggest risk factor for dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause. The pathological changes underpinning Alzheimer's disease are thought to develop at least a decade prior to the onset of symptoms. Molecular positron emission tomography and multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging allow key pathological processes underpinning cognitive impairment - including β-amyloid depostion, vascular disease, network breakdown and atrophy - to be assessed repeatedly and non-invasively...
April 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416412/successful-treatment-of-symptomatic-intracranial-carotid-artery-stenosis-using-a-24-mm-long-bare-metal-coronary-stent
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Azeem A Rehman, Ryan C Turner, Brandon P Lucke-Wold, SoHyun Boo
BACKGROUND: Intracranial arterial atherosclerosis represents a common cause of stroke. Despite aggressive and optimal medical management, many patients will unfortunately suffer additional cerebrovascular events. The role of endovascular intervention for intracranial atherosclerotic disease continues to be uncertain, particularly in regard to extensive, symptomatic stenosis. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a 42-year-old male with a complex medical history who presented with recurrent ischemic stroke in the ipsilateral hemisphere despite optimal medical management...
April 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415975/k%C3%A4-holo-project-a-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-native-cultural-dance-program-for-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-native-hawaiians
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Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, Mele A Look, Thomas A Wills, Māpuana de Silva, Tricia Mabellos, Todd B Seto, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Ka'imi A Sinclair, Dedra Buchwald
BACKGROUND: As a major risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (CVD), hypertension affects 33% of U.S. adults. Relative to other US races and ethnicities, Native Hawaiians have a high prevalence of hypertension and are 3 to 4 times more likely to have CVD. Effective, culturally-relevant interventions are needed to address CVD risk in this population. Investigators of the Kā-HOLO Project developed a study design to test the efficacy of an intervention that uses hula, a traditional Hawaiian dance, to increase physical activity and reduce CVD risk...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400078/comparison-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-multivessel-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Yushu Wang, Sui Zhu, Peijuan Gao, Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: The optimal revascularization strategy of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) versus percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent (PCI-DES) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and multivessel disease (MVD) remains unclear. METHODS: Pubmed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library electronic databases were searched from inception until June 2016. Studies that evaluate the comparative benefits of DES versus CABG in CKD patients with multi-vessel disease were considered for inclusion...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400034/association-of-syntax-score-with-short-term-outcomes-among-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-primary-pci
#7
Sarita Choudhary
OBJECTIVE: Syntax score (SX) has emerged as a reproducible angiographic tool to quantify the extent of coronary artery disease based on location and complexity of each lesion. It has been shown to predict long-term clinical outcomes in patients with left main or multi-vessel disease and recently also in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary PCI. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the syntax score is associated with short-term cardiovascular outcomes in patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
April 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389285/outcome-analysis-of-carotid-cross-clamp-intolerance-during-carotid-endarterectomy-under-loco-regional-anesthesia
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Gabriele Piffaretti, Antonino Tarallo, Marco Franchin, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Nicola Rivolta, Massimo Ferrario, Stefania Ferraro, Matteo Bossi, Patrizio Castelli, Matteo Tozzi
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the predictors and describe the outcomes of cross-clamp intolerance (CCI), and the results of the use of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with shunting or a shift strategy to immediate carotid artery stenting (CAS) in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2015, 385 patients were elected for single sided, isolated CEA under loco-regional anesthesia. In case of CCI, CEA with shunt was used selectively, whereas indication to immediate conversion to CAS was the immediate onset and severe persistent deterioration of the neurologic status, and/or local technical difficulties to perform endarterectomy...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387624/dolichoectatic-aneurysms-of-the-vertebrobasilar-system-clinical-and-radiographic-factors-that-predict-poor-outcomes
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David S Xu, Michael R Levitt, M Yashar S Kalani, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Celene B Mulholland, Isaac J Abecassis, Ryan P Morton, John D Nerva, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Robert F Spetzler, Felipe C Albuquerque, Cameron G McDougall
OBJECTIVE Fusiform dolichoectatic vertebrobasilar aneurysms are rare, challenging lesions. The natural history of these lesions and medium- and long-term patient outcomes are poorly understood. The authors sought to evaluate patient prognosis after diagnosis of fusiform dolichoectatic vertebrobasilar aneurysms and to identify clinical and radiographic predictors of neurological deterioration. METHODS The authors reviewed multiple, prospectively maintained, single-provider databases at 3 large-volume cerebrovascular centers to obtain data on patients with unruptured, fusiform, basilar artery dolichoectatic aneurysms diagnosed between January 1, 2000, and January 1, 2015...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386781/diagnosing-and-managing-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-chronic-cerebrovascular-disease-a-randomized-trial-of-a-home-based-strategy
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Dawn M Bravata, Vincent McClain, Charles Austin, Jared Ferguson, Nicholas Burrus, Edward J Miech, Marianne S Matthias, Neale Chumbler, Susan Ofner, Brian Foresman, Jason Sico, Carlos A Vaz Fragoso, Linda S Williams, Rajiv Agarwal, John Concato, H Klar Yaggi
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea is common and associated with poor outcomes after stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). We sought to determine whether the intervention strategy improved sleep apnea detection, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment, and hypertension control among patients with chronic cerebrovascular disease and hypertension. METHODS: In this randomized controlled strategy trial intervention, patients received unattended polysomnography at baseline, and patients with OSA (apnea-hypopnea index ≥5 events/h) received auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for up to 1 year...
April 6, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383858/-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury
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P Bouchat, F Pitance, F Damas, L Trippaerts
A blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) can cause severe cerebral ischemic sequelae. The diagnosis is tricky and often entails a latency period. Adequate treatment at this time will dramatically reduce mortality and morbidity. The Denver protocol guides the selection of the patients to be screened. Current treatment is based on heparin, anticoagulant antiplatelet drugs, interventional radiology and surgery. The treatment is based on a dynamic strategy.
June 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383438/safety-and-efficacy-of-cardi-o-fix-occluder-for-percutaneous-closure-of-a-patent-foramen-ovale-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Enfa Zhao, Wenjuan Liu, Yushun Zhang, Gesheng Cheng, Yajuan Du, Lu He, Xingye Wang, Xumei He
BACKGROUND: Amplatzer occluder and Cardio-O-fix occluder are currently used in percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale. However, there is still a lack of relevant reports comparison the differences between them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term and mid-term safety and efficacy of the Cardi-O-fix occluder in preventing recurrent cerebrovascular events in patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO). METHODS: We enrolled 246 patients (105 men) with a PFO from May 30, 2013 to March 30, 2015 in this single-center prospective study...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381199/2014-chinese-guidelines-for-secondary-prevention-of-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
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Yongjun Wang, Ming Liu, Chuanqiang Pu
Ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are the most common cerebrovascular disorder and leading cause of death in China. The Effective secondary prevention is the vital strategy for reducing stroke recurrence. The aim of this guideline is to provide the most updated evidence-based recommendation to clinical physicians from the prior version. Control of risk factors, intervention for vascular stenosis/occlusion, antithrombotic therapy for cardioembolism, and antiplatelet therapy for noncardioembolic stroke are all recommended, and the prevention of recurrent stroke in a variety of uncommon causes and subtype provided as well...
April 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377035/repeated-target-vessel-revascularization-after-coronary-artery-bypass-for-in-stent-restenosis
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Jung-Hwan Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Hyun-Chel Joo, Kyung-Jong Yoo, Young-Nam Youn
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of previous percutaneous coronary intervention with stent on long-term outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: Between January 2001 and December 2014, 1668 patients with triple-vessel disease undergoing OPCAB were reviewed and divided into two groups. The No-Stent group (n=1409) included patients who underwent OPCAB as a primary revascularization procedure and the Stent group (n=259) included patients with a history of percutaneous coronary intervention with stent...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374678/incidence-and-outcome-of-switching-of-oral-platelet-p2y12-receptor-inhibitors-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-scope-registry
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Leonardo De Luca, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Giuseppe Musumeci, Francesco Saia, Guido Parodi, Ferdinando Varbella, Alfredo Marchese, Stefano De Servi, Sergio Berti, Leonardo Bolognese
AIMS: In patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) switching of oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors may frequently occur. METHODS AND RESULTS: The SCOPE registry was a multicenter, observational, prospective study aimed to evaluate the incidence and 1-month outcome of switching of oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors in consecutive ACS patients undergoing PCI during a 3-month period. A total of 1363 consecutive patients have been enrolled in 39 PCI centers across Italy...
April 4, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373177/glycemic-control-status-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Jin Kyung Hwang, Seung Hwa Lee, Young Bin Song, Joonghyun Ahn, Keumhee Carriere, Mi Ja Jang, Taek Kyu Park, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Jeong Hoon Yang, Jin-Ho Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Joo-Yong Hahn
BACKGROUND: Data on the association between glycemic control after percutaneous coronary intervention and clinical outcomes are limited and controversial in diabetic patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 980 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention using drug-eluting stents. Based on 2-year glycosylated hemoglobin A (HbA1c) levels, we divided patients into 2 groups of HbA1c<7.0 (n=489) and HbA1c≥7.0 (n=491). Propensity score-matched analysis was performed in 322 pairs...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371437/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sharan P Sharma, Khagendra Dahal, Jaspreet Khatra, Alan Rosenfeld, Juyoung Lee
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is as effective and safe as Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) for left main coronary artery disease. We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared PCI and CABG in left main coronary disease. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, Scopus and relevant references for RCTs (inception through, November 20, 2016 without language restrictions) and performed meta-analysis using random effects model...
March 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368142/are-vital-exhaustion-and-depression-independent-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-morbidity
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Piroska Balog, Paul R J Falger, Gábor Szabó, Beatrix Rafael, Andrea Székely, Barna Konkolÿ Thege
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the concurrent effects of vital exhaustion and depression on the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity. METHOD: The sample of this representative, 4-year longitudinal study comprised 2,725 participants (43.56% male, Mage = 58.39 years, SDage = 14.39 years). Individuals being treated for hypertension (n = 277) and cardio- and/or cerebrovascular incidents (n = 131) for the first time during the follow-up period were compared with participants never treated for CVD (n = 2,317)...
April 3, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368084/neurovascular-ultrasound-in-emergency-settings-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects
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REVIEW
T Santos, M Veloso, P Barros
INTRODUCTION: Neurovascular ultrasound is a non-invasive, portable and fast imaging method that, when performed by an experienced neurosonologist, offers reliable and reproducible information on the morphological and hemodynamic status of cervical and intracranial vessels. AIM: To review the available evidence regarding the use of this tool in the approach to acute stroke. DEVELOPMENT: Neurovascular ultrasound can be used in one of two ways: diagnostic and therapeutic...
April 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350759/resveratrol-supplementation-reduces-pain-experience-by-postmenopausal-women
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Rachel H X Wong, Hamish M Evans, Peter R C Howe
OBJECTIVE: Pain is a common complaint among postmenopausal women. It has been postulated that vascular dysfunction caused by estrogen decline at menopause plays a key role in the initiation and progression of degradative joint disease, namely age-related osteoarthritis. We evaluated whether supplementation with resveratrol, a phytoestrogen, could improve aspects of well-being such as chronic pain that is commonly experienced by postmenopausal women. METHODS: A 14-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention with trans-resveratrol (75 mg, twice daily) was conducted in 80 healthy postmenopausal women...
March 27, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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