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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242064/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-in-clinical-and-experimental-aortic-aneurysm-disease
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Wei Wang, Baohui Xu, Haojun Xuan, Yingbin Ge, Yan Wang, Lixin Wang, Jianhua Huang, Weiguo Fu, Sara A Michie, Ronald L Dalman
OBJECTIVE: Mural angiogenesis and macrophage accumulation are two pathologic hallmarks of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. The heterodimeric transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is an essential regulator of angiogenesis and macrophage function. In this study, we investigated HIF-1 expression and activity in clinical and experimental AAA disease. METHODS: Human aortic samples were obtained from 24 AAA patients and six organ donors during open abdominal surgery...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240061/-hybrid-treatment-of-patients-with-aneurysms-and-dissections-of-the-aortic-arch-and-descending-portion-of-the-thoracic-aorta
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V V Shlomin, M L Gordeev, D A Zverev, E A Shloĭdo, V E Uspenskiĭ, E D Zvereva, P B Bondarenko, P D Puzdriak
The authors share herein their experience with hybrid surgical treatment of 21 patients presenting with lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. Aortic pathology included dissection of the thoracoabdominal aorta (n=15), a sacciform aneurysm of the aortic arch (n=5), and a spindle-shaped aneurysm of the distal portions of the aortic arch (n=1). The first stage consisted of the following operations: transposition of the left subclavian artery into the left common carotid artery (n=9; 42.8%), partial debranching (n=11; 52...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239196/clinical-experience-of-positron-emission-tomography-in-infective-aortic-disease
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Julian S Tsang, Yiu Che Chan, Yuk Law, Stephen W Cheng
Background Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography with computed tomography has revolutionized medical diagnosis by adding functional activity to anatomic imaging. We report our experience with this technique in patients with mycotic aortic pathology and aortic vascular graft infection. Methods We conducted a retrospective review of a prospective database of patients who underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography with computed tomography for suspected infective aortic disease...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238882/the-presentation-and-management-of-hypertension-in-a-large-cohort-of-takayasu-arteritis
#4
Yu Qi, Lirui Yang, Huimin Zhang, Erpeng Liang, Lei Song, Jun Cai, Xiongjing Jiang, Yubao Zou, Haiyan Qian, Haiying Wu, Xianliang Zhou, Rutai Hui, Deyu Zheng
The objective of this study was to explore the presentation and management of hypertension secondary to Takayasu arteritis (TA) in a large cohort, single center in China. We retrospectively analyzed 381 TA patients with hypertension hospitalized in Fuwai hospital between Jan. 2004 and Feb. 2014. Diagnosis of hypertension was according to clinic blood pressure or the central blood pressure measured during angiography. Renal artery stenosis was the most common cause (264, 69.3%), followed by the thoracic descending aorta stenosis (98, 25...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238868/early-experience-and-lessons-learnt-with-customized-fenestrated-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-reconstruction-for-aortic-arch-pathology-in-an-asian-population
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Glenn Wei Leong Tan, Lawrence Quek, Bien Peng Tan, Uei Pua
PURPOSE: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is the preferred treatment of descending thoracic aorta pathology. However, TEVAR in the aortic arch remains challenging. Customized fenestrated TEVAR (fTEVAR) allows extension of the proximal seal zone, while preserving the involved supra-aortic vessels. There is a paucity of information on fTEVAR; hence, we aim to evaluate our early experience and lessons learnt with fTEVAR in the aortic arch. METHODS: This is a retrospective single-centre review of fTEVAR endografts for aortic arch pathology over 24 months...
December 13, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237361/hybrid-endovascular-aortic-arch-reconstruction-for-acute-aortic-dissection-an-endovascular-bridge-technique-for-complex-anatomy
#6
Michael P Rogers, Sophie M Reskin, Adam Ubert, Matthew C Black, Kendra J Grubb
Acute type A aortic dissections starting at the arch pose a challenge for cardiac surgeons. Open surgical repair requires deep hypothermic circulatory arrest for arch reconstruction and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hybrid aortic repair techniques, with open arch debranching and thoracic endovascular aortic repair, have been employed in high-risk cases and challenging aortic pathology. Herein, we present a case of a 33-year-old African American male with a history of open thoracoabdominal aortic reconstruction and femoral-femoral artery bypass for a type B dissection who subsequently presented with new-onset chest pain and was found to have a retrograde type A dissection of a bovine arch with multiple dissection flaps and possible contrast extravasation on chest computed tomography...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235151/one-stage-ascending-to-abdominal-aortic-bypass-with-concomitant-aortic-valve-procedures-for-aortic-coarctation-combined-with-aortic-valve-pathology-in-adult-patients
#7
Ren Changwei, Lizhong Sun, Shangdong Xu, Yongqiang Lai
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the results of one-stage ascending-to-abdominal aortic bypass and aortic valve replacement for concomitant aortic coarctation combined with aortic valve pathology. METHODS: From June 2009 to March 2017, 28 consecutive adult patients (23 males and five females) with aortic coarctation combined with aortic valve pathology underwent one-stage ascending-to-abdominal aorta bypass and aortic valve replacement or a Bentall procedure...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233355/thoracic-pseudoaneurysm-caused-by-malignant-lymphoma
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Toshifumi Hiraoka, Tatsuhiko Komiya, Hiroshi Tsuneyoshi, Takeshi Shimamoto
We describe the case of a 69-year-old man with a thoracic pseudoaneurysm caused by a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He had a large mass inside the aortic arch. Five weeks later, an asymptomatic aneurysm protruding from the minor curvature of the distal aortic arch was observed. We suspected a mycotic pseudoaneurysm and performed total arch replacement with an omental pedicle flap graft. Intraoperative tissue cultures and histopathologic tests identified no bacteria, however. Eventually, a pathologic examination revealed that the structure initially suspected to be an intramural thrombus was a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232676/progressive-development-of-aberrant-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-disease
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Kirsten Riches, Emily Clark, Rebecca J Helliwell, Timothy G Angelini, Karen E Hemmings, Marc A Bailey, Katherine I Bridge, D Julian A Scott, Karen E Porter
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a silent, progressive disease with a high mortality and an increasing prevalence with aging. Smooth muscle cell (SMC) dysfunction contributes to gradual dilatation and eventual rupture of the aorta. Here we studied phenotypic characteristics in SMC cultured from end-stage human AAA (≥5 cm) and cells cultured from a porcine carotid artery (PCA) model of early and end-stage aneurysm. Human AAA-SMC presented a secretory phenotype and expressed elevated levels of the differentiation marker miR-145 (2...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229985/circulating-ccl20-as-a-new-biomarker-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#10
B Soto, T Gallastegi-Mozos, C Rodríguez, J Martínez-González, J-R Escudero, L Vila, M Camacho
Autoimmunity appears to play a role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) pathology. Although the chemokine CCL20 has been involved in autoimmune diseases, its relationship with the pathogenesis of AAA is unclear. We investigated CCL20 expression in AAA and evaluated it as a potential biomarker for AAA. CCL20 was measured in plasma of AAA patients (n = 96), atherosclerotic disease (AD) patients (n = 28) and controls (n = 45). AAA presence was associated with higher plasma levels of CCL20 after adjustments for confounders in the linear regression analysis...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229737/the-superantigen-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-alters-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-function
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Katarina Kulhankova, Kyle J Kinney, Jessica M Stach, Françoise A Gourronc, Isabella M Grumbach, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón
Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE) is a fast-progressing and tissue destructive infection of the cardiac endothelium. The superantigens (SAgs) toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1), staphylococcal enterotoxin C (SEC), and the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) play a novel and essential role in the etiology of S. aureus IE. Recent studies indicate that SAgs act at the infection site to cause tissue pathology and promote vegetation growth. The underlying mechanism of SAg involvement has not been clearly defined...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229612/targeting-tmbim1-alleviates-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Ke-Qiong Deng, Guang-Nian Zhao, Zhihua Wang, Jing Fang, Zhou Jiang, Jun Gong, Feng-Juan Yan, Xue-Yong Zhu, Peng Zhang, Zhi-Gang She, Hongliang Li
Background -Cardiac hypertrophy and its resultant heart failure are among the most common causes of mortality worldwide. Abnormal protein degradation, especially the impaired lysosomal degradation of large organelles and membrane proteins, is involved in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Methods -We investigated cardiac TMBIM1 mRNA and protein expression levels in samples from patients with heart failure and mice with aortic banding (AB)-induced cardiac hypertrophy...
December 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226889/assessment-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-phenotypes-and-associated-pathologies-a-transesophageal-echocardiographic-study
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Selcen Yakar Tülüce, Kamil Tülüce, Ersin Çağrı Şimşek, Özgen Şafak, Mehmet Şefa Ökten, Zeynep Yapan Emren, Sadık Volkan Emren, Uğur Kocabaş, Serdar Bayata, Cem Nazlı
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the frequency of different bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV) phenotypes,the associated valvular pathologies, and the aortopathy phenotypes, using 2-dimensional (2D) transthoracic, 2D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and 3-dimensional (3D) TEE. METHODS: A total of 154 patients with BAV were included. Five BAV phenotypes were detected. To better define valvular pathologies, binary classifications of BAV were used: BAV with antero-posterior commisural line (BAV-AP) and right-left commissural line (BAV-RL)...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226241/raman-spectroscopy-imaging-reveals-interplay-between-atherosclerosis-and-medial-calcification-in-the-human-aorta
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Amanda Y F You, Mads S Bergholt, Jean-Philippe St-Pierre, Worrapong Kit-Anan, Isaac J Pence, Adrian H Chester, Magdi H Yacoub, Sergio Bertazzo, Molly M Stevens
Medial calcification in the human aorta accumulates during aging and is known to be aggravated in several diseases. Atherosclerosis, another major cause of cardiovascular calcification, shares some common aggravators. However, the mechanisms of cardiovascular calcification remain poorly understood. To elucidate the relationship between medial aortic calcification and atherosclerosis, we characterized the cross-sectional distributions of the predominant minerals in aortic tissue, apatite and whitlockite, and the associated extracellular matrix...
December 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225168/cortistatin-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-through-inactivation-of-the-erk1-2-signaling-pathways
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Hao Chai, ZhongHao Tao, Wen Chen, YueYue Xu, Fuhua Huang, CunHua Su, Xin Chen
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a fatal disease that is associated with chronic inflammation in the vessel wall. Cortistatin is implicated in inflammation, vascular smooth muscle cell migration and other cardiovascular pathologies. But, the hypothetical effect of cortistatin on AAA remains uncertain. We investigated the effect of cortistatin administration to angiotensin (Ang) II-induced AAA formation in apolipoprotein E deficient (Apoe-/-) mice. We showed that cortistatin administration significantly suppresses incidence and severity of AAA in Apoe-/- mice...
December 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225128/aortic-anatomy-and-complications-of-the-proximal-sealing-zone-after-endovascular-treatment-of-the-thoracic-aorta
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Jérémie Peidro, Mourad Boufi, Anderson Loundou, Olivier Hartung, Bianca Dona, Florent Vernet, David Bensoussan, Yves Alimi
BACKGROUND: The technical and clinical success of the thoracic aortic endovascular procedures rests mainly on the choice of the proximal sealing zone (PSZ). The latter can be the affected by multiple complications, all of them having a potential gravity and a direct link with the quality of the PSZ. The objective of this study was to analyze the risk factors of the occurrence of complications of the PSZ. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2015, all the patients treated by a thoracic stentgraft in zones 2, 3, or 4 were retrospectively reviewed, with analysis of the pre- and postoperative angio-CT...
December 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221743/ex%C3%A2-vivo-hydrodynamics-after-central-and-paracommissural-edge-to-edge-technique-a-further-step-toward-transcatheter-tricuspid-repair
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Sina Stock, Heidemarie Bohm, Michael Scharfschwerdt, Doreen Richardt, Roza Meyer-Saraei, Stanislav Tsvelodub, Hans-Hinrich Sievers
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter approaches in heart valve disease became tremendously important and are currently established in the aortic position, but transcatheter tricuspid repair is still in its beginning and remains challenging. Replicating the surgical edge-to-edge technique, for example, with the MitraClip System (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, Calif), represents a promising option and has been reported successfully in small numbers of cases. However, up to now, few data considering the edge-to-edge technique as a transcatheter approach are available...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210840/conoscere-e-curare-il-cuore-1986-2016-how-the-heart-has-changed
#18
Alessandro Boccanelli
: The demographic transition, with longer life expectancy, is mainly due to prevention and care of atherosclerotic vascular and heart disease. The cardiovascular patient is now much older and often presents with coexisting geriatric syndromes that affect healthcare goals, outcomes, and the process of care. Numerous mechanisms at cellular level are responsible for cardiovascular aging such as replicative senescence, apoptosis, proteins misfolding, and inflammation. Aging-related modifications are increase in left-ventricular mass, increased left atrial size, myocardial collagen deposition, and calcium deposition in valvular structures and the coronary arteries...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208448/investigation-of-tgf%C3%AE-r2-snp-rs4522809-osteopontin-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-their-association-with-dilatative-pathology-of-ascending-thoracic-aorta
#19
Zivile Staneviciute, Ramune Sepetiene, Ingrida Grabauskyte, Vaiva Patamsyte, Vaiva Lesauskaite
BACKGROUND: Dilatative pathology of the ascending thoracic aorta (DPATA) is characterized by the aortic wall expansion more than 1.5 and could be accompanied by aortic wall rupture. Mutations of TGFBR2 gene demonstrated an association with syndromic DPATA and altered pathway of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β). Elevated TGF-β1 level has been found in blood samples in DPATA group. Moreover, elevated osteopontin (OPN) level was associated with mutations of TGFBR2 gene. Based on recently published findings, we aimed to evaluate genotyping results of TGFBR2 rs4522809 and the association with circulating OPN and TGF-β1 concentrations within DPATA patients...
December 2, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207114/elderly-apolipoprotein-e%C3%A2-%C3%A2-mice-with-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-the-aorta-do-not-develop-alzheimer-s-disease-like-pathologies
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Reut Shnerb Ganor, Dror Harats, Ginette Schiby, Kinneret Rosenblatt, Irit Lubitz, Aviv Shaish, Ophira Salomon
Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Western societies. These diseases share common risk factors, which are exhibited in old age, including hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and apolipoprotein (Apo) ε4 allele. We previously demonstrated that factor XI (FXI) deficiency in mice reduced the atherosclerotic plaque area in coronary sinuses and the aortic arch. This led us to investigate whether FXI deficiency in elderly ApoE knockout (KO) mice would decrease pathological alterations compatible with atherosclerosis and AD...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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