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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315622/subclinical-atherosclerosis-statin-eligibility-and-outcomes-in-african-american-individuals-the-jackson-heart-study
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Ravi V Shah, Aferdita Spahillari, Stanford Mwasongwe, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Robert J Mentz, Daniel Addison, Udo Hoffmann, Jared Reis, Jane E Freedman, Joao A C Lima, Adolfo Correa, Venkatesh L Murthy
Importance: Modern prevention guidelines substantially increase the number of individuals who are eligible for treatment with statins. Efforts to refine statin eligibility via coronary calcification have been studied in white populations but not, to our knowledge, in large African American populations. Objective: To compare the relative accuracy of US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recommendations in identifying African American individuals with subclinical and clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)...
March 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306696/n-terminal-fragment-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-coexisting-subclinical-heart-and-vessel-disease
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Luigi E Pastormerlo, Stefano Maffei, Daniele Della Latta, Vladislav Chubuchny, Carla Susini, Sergio Berti, Concetta Prontera, Simona Storti, Claudio Passino, Emilio Pasanisi, Michele Emdin, Dante Chiappino
BACKGROUND: Identification of preclinical cardiovascular disease represents a challenge. We evaluate N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) as markers of both cardiac and vascular subclinical disease in a community-based study including asymptomatic middle- aged study participants. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 807 study participants without previous cardiovascular disease were recruited. They underwent thorough laboratory assessment (including NT-proBNP), ultrasound examination of heart and evaluation of coronary calcium score and carotid intima-media thickness, by computed tomography and ultrasound, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302634/residential-proximity-to-major-roads-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-and-aortic-calcium-the-framingham-heart-study-a-cohort-study
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Kirsten S Dorans, Elissa H Wilker, Wenyuan Li, Mary B Rice, Petter L Ljungman, Joel Schwartz, Brent A Coull, Itai Kloog, Petros Koutrakis, Ralph B D'Agostino, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell, Murray A Mittleman
OBJECTIVES: Traffic and ambient air pollution exposure are positively associated with cardiovascular disease, potentially through atherosclerosis promotion. Few studies have assessed associations of these exposures with thoracic aortic calcium Agatston score (TAC) or abdominal aortic calcium Agatston score (AAC), systemic atherosclerosis correlates. We assessed whether living close to a major road and residential fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure were associated with TAC and AAC in a Northeastern US cohort...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302272/relation-of-fasting-triglyceride-rich-lipoprotein-cholesterol-to-coronary-artery-calcium-score-from-the-elsa-brasil-study
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Marcio S Bittencourt, Raul D Santos, Henrique Staniak, Rodolfo Sharovsky, Rao Kondapally, Antonio J Vallejo-Vaz, Kausik K Ray, Isabela Bensenor, Paulo Lotufo
Although low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is widely accepted as the principal lipid fraction associated with atherosclerosis, emerging evidence suggests a causal relation between lifelong elevations in triglyceride-rich lipoprotein cholesterol (TRL-C) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in genetic studies. To provide further evidence for the potential relevance of TRL-C and atherosclerosis, we have evaluated the relation between TRL-C and coronary artery calcium (CAC) score. We included 3,845 subjects (49...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299238/erratum-syntax-score-in-patients-with-high-computed-tomography-coronary-calcium-score
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[This corrects the article on p. 46 in vol. 6, PMID: 28028450.].
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295971/mid-term-outcomes-of-orbital-atherectomy-combined-with-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-disease
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T Raymond Foley, Ryan P Cotter, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Daniel D Nguyen, Stephen W Waldo, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To assess the intraprocedural and mid-term outcomes of orbital atherectomy (OA) combined with drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for the treatment of calcified femoropopliteal disease. METHODS: In this single-center cohort, 89 patients (139 lesions) were treated with DCB angioplasty for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI). Angiographic characteristics and procedural outcomes were reviewed for patients treated with or without adjunctive OA. Lesion calcification was graded using two previously published scoring systems, the angiographic calcium score (ACS) and the peripheral artery calcification scoring system (PACSS)...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292668/free-dna-precipitates-calcium-phosphate-apatite-crystals-in-the-arterial-wall-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Raphaël Coscas, Marie Bensussan, Marie-Paule Jacob, Liliane Louedec, Ziad Massy, Jeremy Sadoine, Michel Daudon, Catherine Chaussain, Dominique Bazin, Jean-Baptiste Michel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The arterial wall calcium score and circulating free DNA levels are now used in clinical practice as biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. Calcium phosphate apatite retention in the arterial wall necessitates precipitation on an anionic platform. Here, we explore the role of tissue-free DNA as such a platform. METHODS: The first step consisted of histological observation of samples from human and rat calcified arteries. Various stains were used to evaluate colocalization of free DNA with calcified tissue (alizarin red, fluorescent Hoechst, DNA immunostaining and TUNEL assay)...
March 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283309/clinical-indications-for-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-in-asymptomatic-patients-expert-consensus-statement-from-the-society-of-cardiovascular-computed-tomography
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Harvey Hecht, Michael J Blaha, Daniel S Berman, Khurram Nasir, Matthew Budoff, Jonathon Leipsic, Ron Blankstein, Jagat Narula, John Rumberger, Leslee J Shaw
This expert consensus statement summarizes the available data regarding the prognostic value of CAC in the asymptomatic population and its ability to refine individual risk prediction, addresses the limitations identified in the current traditional risk factor-based treatment strategies recommended by the 2013 ACC/AHA Prevention guidelines including use of the Pooled Cohort Equations (PCE), and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation Statement for Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281025/ct-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Dong Hyun Yang, Young-Hak Kim
Computed tomography myocardial perfusion (CTP) combined with coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) may constitute a "1-stop shop" for the noninvasive diagnosis of hemodynamically significant coronary stenosis during a single CT examination. CTP shows high diagnostic performance and provides incremental value over CCTA for the detection of hemodynamically significant coronary stenosis in patients with a high Agatston calcium score or coronary artery stents. Future studies should determine the optimal protocol and clinical value of CTP for guiding revascularization strategy and prognostication...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280728/the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-korean-males-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Su-Hyun Nam, Sung-Goo Kang, Sang-Wook Song
Introduction. The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a significant systemic predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The coronary artery calcium score (CACS) reflects coronary artery calcification and is an independent risk factor for coronary artery stenosis. In the present study, we explored the relationship between the NLR and CACS in terms of subclinical inflammation and coronary artery calcification. Materials and Methods. We evaluated males and females who did not have CVD, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high fasting blood sugar levels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275938/role-of-coronary-calcium-for-risk-stratification-and-prognostication
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REVIEW
Negin Nezarat, Michael Kim, Matthew Budoff
A multitude of studies now support the understanding that an increased coronary artery calcium (CAC) score represents advanced atherosclerosis and high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and, as such, should be treated with conventional therapies for those considered high risk. Data is now available to guide treatment with aspirin, statins, and lifestyle management. The new ACC/AHA 2013 guidelines support intensifying statin therapy when the CAC is ≥75th percentile for age, sex, and ethnicity/race or when the calcium score is ≥300 Agatston units...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265463/the-cardiovascular-risk-factors-associated-with-the-plaque-pattern-on-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-subjects-for-health-check-up
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Dong-Hyeon Lee, Ho-Joong Youn, Hae-Ok Jung, Kiyuk Chang, Yun-Seok Choi, Jung Im Jung
BACKGROUND: Although it is known that coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) offers highly negative predictive value to exclude obstructive coronary lesions, the plaque pattern on CCTA has not been fully understood. The purpose of this study was to explore the difference of the plaque patterns on CCTA and to assess the cardiovascular risks in healthy subjects. METHODS: A total of 3914 subjects (mean age: 55 ± 10 years, M : F = 2649 : 1265) who underwent CCTA for health check-up between January 2009 and December 2012 were enrolled...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255235/high-coronary-calcium-score-and-post-procedural-ck-mb-are-noninvasive-predictors-of-coronary-stent-restenosis
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Jae-Beom Lee, Yun-Seok Choi, Woo-Baek Chung, Ami Kwon, Chul-Soo Park, Man-Young Lee
PURPOSE: High coronary calcium score (CCS) and post-procedural cardiac enzyme may be related with poor outcomes in patients with coronary stent implantation. METHODS: A total of 1,072 patients (63.2% male, mean age: 61.7±10.3 years) who underwent coronary multi-detect computed tomography at index procedure and follow-up coronary angiography (CAG) after drug-eluting stent (DES) were divided into two groups: those with and without target lesion revascularization (TLR; >50% reduction in luminal stent diameter or angina symptoms on follow-up CAG)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248196/automatic-segmentation-and-quantification-of-the-cardiac-structures-from-non-contrast-enhanced-cardiac-ct-scans
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Rahil Shahzad, Daniel Bos, Ricardo Budde, Karlijn Pellikaan, Wiro Niessen, Aad van der Lugt, Theo van Walsum
Early structural changes to the heart, including the chambers and the coronary arteries, provide important information on pre-clinical heart disease like cardiac failure. Currently, contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is the preferred modality for the visualization of the cardiac chambers and the coronaries. In clinical practice not every patient undergoes a CCTA scan; many patients receive only a non-contrast-enhanced calcium scoring CT scan (CTCS), which has less radiation dose and does not require the administration of contrast agent...
March 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243578/net-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-of-hdl-enriched-serum-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Michelle J Ormseth, Patricia G Yancey, Suguru Yamamoto, Annette M Oeser, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Ayumi Shintani, MacRae F Linton, Sergio Fazio, Sean S Davies, L Jackson Roberts, Kasey C Vickers, Paolo Raggi, Valentina Kon, C Michael Stein
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular (CV) risk is increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but not fully explained by traditional risk factors such as LDL and HDL cholesterol concentrations. The cholesterol efflux capacity of HDL may be a better CV risk predictor than HDL concentrations. We hypothesized that HDL's cholesterol efflux capacity is impaired and inversely associated with coronary atherosclerosis in patients with RA. METHODS: We measured the net cholesterol efflux capacity of apolipoprotein B depleted serum and coronary artery calcium score in 134 patients with RA and 76 control subjects, frequency-matched for age, race and sex...
December 2016: IJC Metabolic & Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241355/testosterone-treatment-and-coronary-artery-plaque-volume-in-older-men-with-low-testosterone
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Matthew J Budoff, Susan S Ellenberg, Cora E Lewis, Emile R Mohler, Nanette K Wenger, Shalender Bhasin, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Ronald S Swerdloff, Alisa Stephens-Shields, Jane A Cauley, Jill P Crandall, Glenn R Cunningham, Kristine E Ensrud, Thomas M Gill, Alvin M Matsumoto, Mark E Molitch, Rine Nakanishi, Negin Nezarat, Suguru Matsumoto, Xiaoling Hou, Shehzad Basaria, Susan J Diem, Christina Wang, Denise Cifelli, Peter J Snyder
Importance: Recent studies have yielded conflicting results as to whether testosterone treatment increases cardiovascular risk. Objective: To test the hypothesis that testosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone slows progression of noncalcified coronary artery plaque volume. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial at 9 academic medical centers in the United States. The participants were 170 of 788 men aged 65 years or older with an average of 2 serum testosterone levels lower than 275 ng/dL (82 men assigned to placebo, 88 to testosterone) and symptoms suggestive of hypogonadism who were enrolled in the Testosterone Trials between June 24, 2010, and June 9, 2014...
February 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220621/a-low-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-to-decreased-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Enric Serra-Planas, Eva Aguilera, Laura Castro, Raúl Rodríguez, Isabel Salinas, Anna Lucas, Clara Joaquín, Rocio Puig, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. This study evaluated the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients and its potential relationship with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 100 T1D patients (39.4 ± 7.8 years, 54% male, all Caucasian, disease duration 21.7 ± 8.6 years, HbA1c 8.1 ± 1.0 % (64.2 ± 7...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209099/does-calcium-score-in-great-pelvic-vessels-predict-colorectal-anastomotic-leakage-a-prospective-study-of-one-hundred-anastomoses
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M T Norooz, H Moradi, M Safdarian, F Jahangiri, H A Amoli
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is one of the most severe surgical complications following surgery. This prospective study was designed to investigate an association between the calcification in the descending aorta and its major branches using a calcium-scoring software and colorectal anastomotic leakage. METHODS: From January 2012 to March 2013, one hundred patients underwent surgeries involving colorectal anastomosis procedures. Calcium score in descending aorta and great pelvic vessels was measured using the Syngo-CT 2006G-W software...
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208116/factors-determining-left-main-coronary-artery-luminal-area
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Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Peter M Bittenbender, Haikady N Nagaraja, Omar Kahaly, Jennifer A Dickerson, Subha V Raman, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Charles A Bush
BACKGROUND: A certain minimal luminal cross-sectional area has been traditionally used in clinical practice as a cut-off value to determine severity of left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis. The severity of stenosis, however, depends on the baseline luminal area (ie, area prior to stenosis), which may vary among individuals. The present study was undertaken to define normal LMCA luminal area using current technology in vivo. METHODS: LMCA luminal area was determined using multislice computed tomography coronary angiography...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202259/coronary-artery-calcium-score-as-a-predictor-for-incident-stroke-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Kongkiat Chaikriangkrai, Hye Yeon Jhun, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Aref Bin Abdulhak, Gardar Sigurdsson, Faisal Nabi, John J Mahmarian, Su Min Chang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) is a well-established test for risk stratifying asymptomatic patients for overall cardiovascular or coronary events. However; the prognostic value for incident stroke remains controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the predictive value of CACS obtained by non-contrast electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography for incident stroke. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane databases for prospective longitudinal studies of CACS which reported the incidence of stroke...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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