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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916431/2016-scct-str-guidelines-for-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-of-noncontrast-noncardiac-chest-ct-scans-a-report-of-the-society-of-cardiovascular-computed-tomography-and-society-of-thoracic-radiology
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Harvey S Hecht, Paul Cronin, Michael J Blaha, Matthew J Budoff, Ella A Kazerooni, Jagat Narula, David Yankelevitz, Suhny Abbara
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) have jointly produced this document. Experts in this subject have been selected from both organizations to examine subject-specific data and write this guideline in partnership. A formal literature review, weighing the strength of evidence has been performed. When available, information from studies on cost was considered. Computed tomography (CT) acquisition, CAC scoring methodologies and clinical outcomes are the primary basis for the recommendations in this guideline...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913107/the-influence-of-iterative-reconstruction-on-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-phantom-and-clinical-studies
#2
Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Takeshi Nakaura, Yoshinori Funama, Hideaki Yuki, Masafumi Kidoh, Kenichiro Hirata, Narumi Taguchi, Keiichi Honda, Hiroko Takaoka, Yuji Iyama, Kazuhiro Katahira, Katsuo Noda, Shuichi Oshima, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Yasuyuki Yamashita
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We compared the effect of iterative model reconstruction (IMR), filtered back projection (FBP), and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) on coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CAC scans of 30 consecutive patients (18 men and 12 women, age 70.1 ± 12.2 years) were reconstructed with FBP, HIR, and IMR, and the image noise was measured on all images. Two radiologists independently measured the CAC scores using semiautomated software, and interobserver agreement was evaluated...
November 29, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906915/the-value-of-ct-cardiac-angiography-and-ct-calcium-score-testing-in-a-modern-cardiology-service-in-new-zealand-a-report-of-a-single-centre-eight-year-experience-from-5-237-outpatient-procedures
#3
Chris Ellis, Greg Gamble, Colin Edwards, Niels van Pelt, Ruvin Gabriel, Boris Lowe, Jonathan Christiansen, Andrew To, Helen Winch, Mark Osborne, John Ormiston, Malcolm Legget
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic (CT) cardiac angiography is of increasing value in several areas of patient management in cardiology. We assessed the ability of CT cardiac angiography to effectively 'rule out' severe coronary stenoses in patients presenting with 'atypical' symptoms and/or an equivocal stress test, which offers a new approach to the management of coronary artery disease. We also examined the use of the CT calcium score test in cardiovascular (CVS) risk assessment. METHODS: From a large single centre (Mercy Hospital) in Auckland, using a prospectively acquired, comprehensive database, we audited the entire eight-year experience of 5,169 patients (7/8/06 to 31/1/14) who underwent 5,237 64-slice computed tomographic (CT) cardiac angiogram or CT calcium score tests (GE Lightspeed scanner)...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903540/greater-volume-but-not-higher-density-of-abdominal-aortic-calcium-is-associated-with-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#4
Nketi I Forbang, Erin D Michos, Robyn L McClelland, Rosemay A Remigio-Baker, Matthew A Allison, Veit Sandfort, Joachim H Ix, Isac Thomas, Dena E Rifkin, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic calcium (AAC) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) independently and similarly predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The standard AAC and CAC score, the Agatston method, upweights for greater calcium density, thereby modeling higher calcium density as a CVD hazard. METHODS AND RESULTS: Computed tomography scans were used to measure AAC and CAC volume and density in a multiethnic cohort of community-dwelling individuals, and Cox proportional hazard was used to determine their independent association with incident coronary heart disease (CHD, defined as myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or CHD death), cardiovascular disease (CVD, defined as CHD plus stroke and stroke death), and all-cause mortality...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902619/association-between-plasma-adamts-7-levels-and-severity-of-disease-in-patients-with-stable-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Jie Yu, Boda Zhou, Haiyi Yu, Jiangli Han, Ming Cui, Fuchun Zhang, Guisong Wang, Lijun Guo, Wei Gao
The metalloproteinase family of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-7 (ADAMTS-7) was reported to be a novel locus associated with human coronary artery disease. This study aimed to investigate plasma ADAMTS-7 levels in stable obstructive CAD patients and elucidate the relationship between plasma ADAMTS-7 levels and the severity of CAD assessed by the Syntax score.This was a single center cross-sectional study performed in 182 CAD patients. ELISA was used to measure plasma ADAMTS-7 levels...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901176/different-methods-of-calculating-ankle-brachial-index-in-mid-elderly-men-and-women-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
#6
M Miname, I M Bensenor, P A Lotufo
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis related to health-adverse outcomes. ABI is inexpensive compared to other indexes, such as coronary calcium score and determination of carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT). Our objective was to identify how the ABI can be applied to primary care. Three different methods of calculating the ABI were compared among 13,921 men and women aged 35 to 74 years who were free of cardiovascular diseases and enrolled in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)...
2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900990/prognostic-value-of-gai-s-plaque-score-and-agatston-coronary-artery-calcium-score-for-functionally-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis
#7
Chuang Zhang, Shuang Yang, Lu-Yue Gai, Zhi-Qi Han, Qian Xin, Xiao-Bo Yang, Jun-Jie Yang, Qin-Hua Jin
BACKGROUND: The prognostic values of the coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) score for predicting future cardiovascular events have been previously demonstrated in numerous studies. However, few studies have used the rich information available from CCTA to detect functionally significant coronary lesions. We sought to compare the prognostic values of Gai's plaque score and the coronary artery calcium score (CACS) of CCTA for predicting functionally significant coronary lesions, using fractional flow reserve (FFR) as the gold standard...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887791/cryptogenic-stroke-and-nonstenosing-intracranial-calcified-atherosclerosis
#8
Hooman Kamel, Gino Gialdini, Hediyeh Baradaran, Ashley E Giambrone, Babak B Navi, Michael P Lerario, James K Min, Costantino Iadecola, Ajay Gupta
OBJECTIVE: Because some cryptogenic strokes may result from large-artery atherosclerosis that goes unrecognized as it causes <50% luminal stenosis, we compared the prevalence of nonstenosing intracranial atherosclerotic plaques ipsilateral to cryptogenic cerebral infarcts versus the unaffected side using imaging biomarkers of calcium burden. METHODS: In a prospective stroke registry, we identified patients with cerebral infarction limited to the territory of one internal carotid artery (ICA)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884729/rationale-and-design-of-the-coronary-artery-calcium-consortium-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#9
Michael J Blaha, Seamus P Whelton, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Zeina A Dardari, Leslee J Shaw, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Kuni Matsushita, John A Rumberger, Daniel S Berman, Matthew J Budoff, Michael D Miedema, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery calcium (CAC) has been investigated for over two decades, there is very limited data on the association of CAC with cause of death. The CAC Consortium is a large ongoing multi-center observational cohort of individuals who underwent non-contrast cardiac-gated CAC testing and systematic, prospective, long-term follow-up for mortality with ascertainment of cause of death. METHODS: Four participating institutions from three states within the US (California, Minnesota, and Ohio) have contributed individual-level patient data to the CAC Consortium (spanning years 1991-2010)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883980/progression-of-coronary-artery-calcium-in-japanese-american-men-and-white-men-in-the-era-jump-study
#10
Vasudha Ahuja, Kamal Masaki, Abhishek Vishnu, Lei Ye, Bradley Wilcox, Christina Wassel, Akira Fujiyoshi, Emma J M Barinas-Mitchell, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsuga Ueshima, Beatriz L Rodriguez, Daniel Edmundowicz, Akira Sekikawa
BACKGROUND: Progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and is reported to be greater in whites than blacks, Hispanics, and Chinese in the US. Our objective was to compare progression of CAC between Japanese Americans and whites. METHODS: Population-based sample of 303 Japanese American men and 310 white men aged 40-49years, free of clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline, were examined for CAC at baseline (2004-2007) and follow-up (2008-2013)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882428/progression-of-noncalcified-and-calcified-coronary-plaque-by-ct-angiography-in-sle
#11
Aisha Khan, Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Adnan N Kiani, Laurence S Magder, Michelle Petri
Premature coronary artery disease remains the major cause of late death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Coronary artery calcium (CAC) represents an advanced stage of atherosclerosis, whereas noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque (NCP) typically is more prone to trigger acute coronary events. The aim of this study was to assess the stability of NCP over time and identify factors associated with changes in NCP in patients with SLE. CT coronary angiography and calcium scanning were performed at baseline and follow-up in thirty-six SLE patients...
November 23, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882093/atherosclerotic-coronary-artery-disease-the-accuracy-of-measures-to-diagnose-preclinical-atherosclerosis
#12
Xianchi Li, Min Liu, Rongrong Sun, Yi Zeng, Shuang Chen, Peiying Zhang
Different methods can be used to diagnose early pre-clinical stage atherosclerosis. The present study was carried out to evaluate the efficiency of these methods. Measures including carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and coronary calcium score (CCS) were evalutated for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). We studied the clinical and biochemical profiles of individuals with non-CAD and CAD to assess measures of pre-clinical atherosclerosis. The association between CIMT, PWV and CCS on the one hand, and the coronary atherosclerosis on the other, was studied...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875557/socioeconomic-status-and-poor-health-outcome-at-10-years-of-follow-up-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#13
Steven Shea, Joao Lima, Ana Diez-Roux, Neal W Jorgensen, Robyn L McClelland
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Predictors of healthy aging have not been well-studied using longitudinal data with demographic, clinical, subclinical, and genetic information. The objective was to identify predictors of poor health outcome at 10 years of follow-up in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Population-based sample from 6 U.S. communities. PARTICIPANTS: 4,355 participants In the MESA Study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873499/assessment-of-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-for-statin-treatment-strategy-according-to-acc-aha-guidelines-in-asymptomatic-korean-adults
#14
Donghee Han, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Ji Hyun Lee, Asim Rizvi, Hyo Eun Park, Su Yeon Choi, Jidong Sung, Hyuk Jae Chang
PURPOSE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol management guidelines advocate the use of statin treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to assess the usefulness of coronary artery calcium (CAC) for stratifying potential candidates of statin use among asymptomatic Korean individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 31375 subjects who underwent CAC scoring as part of a general health examination were enrolled in the current study...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873169/evaluation-for-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-crosser-catheter-as-a-cto-crossing-device-and-a-flossing-device
#15
Michinao Tan, Kazushi Urasawa, Ryoji Koshida, Takuya Haraguchi, Shunsuke Kitani, Yuya Nakagawa, Yasumi Igarashi, Katsuhiko Sato
The Crosser catheter is a unique device that facilitates antegrade intraluminal recanalization by high-frequency vibration energy and cavitation. We used this device not only as a chronic total occlusion (CTO) crossing device, but also as a flossing device in stenotic lesions and we also evaluated the efficacy of this device when used with both the "Crosser preceding" and the "Guidewire preceding" in CTOs. Complications related to this device were investigated, too. We retrospectively analyzed a total of 90 consecutive patients with peripheral artery disease in the femoropopliteal artery and below-the-knee artery (BTA)...
November 21, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867875/coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-is-a-better-predictor-of-cardiac-risk-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism-patients-with-low-risk-framingham-score
#16
Rajesh Verma, Ashish Verma, Piyush Gupta, N K Agrawal
CONTEXT: Overt hypothyroidism accelerates the cardiovascular disease. Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), being considered as a preclinical state, impacts on cardiovascular status is not clear. AIMS: This study was aimed at assessing cardiac risk stratification by Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary coronary artery calcium score (CACS) by noncontrast cardiac computed tomography in SCH. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We enrolled thirty treatment-naive SCH patients (aged 30-60 years with no serious concurrent medical conditions), thirty euthyroid (age, sex, and body mass index-matched) controls, and ten healthy controls...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860212/alcohol-and-dietary-factors-associate-with-gut-integrity-and-inflammation-in-hiv-infected-adults
#17
A R Webel, A Sattar, N T Funderburg, B Kinley, C T Longenecker, D Labbato, Sm Khurshid Alam, G A McComsey
OBJECTIVES: HIV-infected adults have heightened monocyte activation and inflammation, at least partially as a consequence of altered gut integrity. The role of dietary factors in microbial translocation and inflammation and their downstream effect on markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have not been explored. Our purpose was to describe the longitudinal dietary patterns of HIV-infected adults, and to examine the relationship between dietary intake, gut integrity, inflammation and subclinical markers of CVD in HIV-infected adults...
November 9, 2016: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856456/inflammatory-obesity-phenotypes-gender-effects-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
#18
Albert Lin, Mary E Lacy, Charles Eaton, Adolfo Correa, Wen-Chih Wu
OBJECTIVE: Reasons for variations in atherosclerotic burden among individuals with similar levels of obesity are poorly understood, especially in African Americans. This study examines whether high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is useful for discriminating between benign and high-risk obesity phenotypes for subclinical atherosclerosis in African Americans. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Participants from the Jackson Heart Study (n=4682) were stratified into 4 phenotypes based on the presence of National Heart and Lung and Blood Institute definition of obesity or obesity-equivalent (body mass index ≥30 or body mass index 25-30 with waist circumference >102 cm in men and >88 cm in women) and inflammation by hsCRP ≥2 mg/L...
December 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852512/the-association-of-secondhand-tobacco-smoke-and-ct-angiography-verified-coronary-atherosclerosis
#19
David F Yankelevitz, Matthew D Cham, Harvey Hecht, Rowena Yip, Joseph Shemesh, Jagat Narula, Claudia I Henschke
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of the extent of atherosclerosis on coronary computed tomographic angiography to the extent of secondhand tobacco smoke (SHTS) exposure in asymptomatic never smokers. BACKGROUND: A dose-related association between SHTS and coronary artery calcium has been reported, but the total extent of atherosclerosis has not been investigated. METHODS: Two hundred sixty-eight never smokers, ages 40 to 80 years, completed a questionnaire assessing risk factors and extent of lifetime SHTS exposure, providing a total SHTS exposure score...
November 5, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852410/-relationship-between-the-risk-factors-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-degree-of-coronary-artery-plaques-assessed-by-multi-detector-row-spiral-computed-tomography
#20
Y J Sun, X Yu, S Geng, Y Zhi, H Li, T Liu, K Xu, G X Qi
Objective: To assess the association of the traditional risk factors of coronary artery disease(CAD) and degree of coronary artery plaque. Methods: A total of 3 752 patients who had a suspicion of CAD from September 2011 to November 2012 at the First Hospital of China Medical University underwent the coronary artery computed tomography. The univariable and multivariable Logistic regression were employ to assess the association the traditional risk factors of CAD and degree of coronary artery plaque. Results: Age, diabetes, hypertension and smoking were the independent risk factor for significant stenosis, multivessel lesions and high coronary artery calcium score(all P <0...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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