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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772387/validation-of-the-seattle-angina-questionnaire-in-women-with-ischemic-heart-disease
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Krishna K Patel, Suzanne V Arnold, Paul S Chan, Yuanyuan Tang, Philip G Jones, Jianping Guo, Donna M Buchanan, Mohammed Qintar, Carole Decker, David A Morrow, John A Spertus
BACKGROUND: Although the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) has been widely used to assess disease-specific health status in patients with ischemic heart disease, it was originally developed in a predominantly male population and its validity in women has been questioned. METHODS: Using data from 8892 men and 4013 women across 2 multicenter trials and 5 registries, we assessed the construct validity, test-retest reliability, responsiveness to clinical change, and predictive validity of the SAQ Summary Score (SS) and its 5 subdomains (Physical Limitation (PL), Anginal Stability (AS), Angina Frequency (AF), Treatment Satisfaction (TS), and Quality of Life (QoL)) separately in men and women...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716708/the-effect-of-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-on-plasma-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Amit Gupta, Jahangir Rashid Beig, Nisar A Tramboo, Dil Afroze, Imran Hafeez, Hilal A Rather
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the effect of percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCR) on plasma NT-proBNP concentration in patients with chronic stable angina (CSA). METHODS: This prospective open label interventional study included 22 patients with moderate to severe CSA, normal left ventricular (LV) systolic functions and critical (>90%) proximal stenosis in one of the three major epicardial coronary arteries. After stabilization of medications for 8 weeks, resting supine plasma NT-proBNP levels were measured and patients underwent PCR of the involved vessels...
March 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675278/adrenocorticotropic-hormone-secreting-pheochromocytoma-underlying-glucocorticoid-induced-pheochromocytoma-crisis
#3
Gil A Geva, David J Gross, Haggi Mazeh, Karine Atlan, Iddo Z Ben-Dov, Matan Fischer
Context: Pheochromocytomas are hormone secreting tumors of the medulla of the adrenal glands found in 0.1-0.5% of patients with hypertension. The vast majority of pheochromocytomas secrete catecholamines, but they have been occasionally shown to also secrete interleukins, calcitonin, testosterone, and in rare cases adrenocorticotropic hormone. Pheochromocytoma crisis is a life threatening event in which high levels of catecholamines cause a systemic reaction leading to organ failure. Case Description: A 70-year-old man was admitted with acute myocardial ischemia following glucocorticoid administration as part of an endocrine workup for an adrenal mass...
2018: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667724/relationship-between-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Yavuz Karabağ, Metin Çağdaş, Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Süleyman Karakoyun, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Eray Atalay, Mahmut Yesin, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa
BACKGROUND: Syntax score (SS), which is an angiographic tool used in grading the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD), has prognostic importance in coronary artery disease (CAD) and provides important information regarding selection of revascularization strategy. C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin are indicators of inflammation, and high levels of them are associated with high SS. We aimed to investigate whether baseline CRP to albumin ratio C-Reactive Protein/Albumin Ratio (CAR), an easily available and novel inflammatory marker, is associated with SS...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334512/association-between-alcohol-use-and-angina-symptoms-among-outpatients-from-the-veterans-health-administration
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Emily C Williams, Chris L Bryson, Haili Sun, David H Au, Katharine A Bradley
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use is associated with angina incidence, but associations between alcohol use and experience of angina among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have not been described. METHODS: Outpatients with CAD from 7 clinics in the Veterans Health Administration were surveyed; alcohol use was measured using the validated Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption scores categorized into 6 groups: nondrinking, low-risk drinking, and mild, moderate, severe, and very severe unhealthy alcohol use...
March 2018: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246916/erosion-study-effective-anti-thrombotic-therapy-without-stenting-intravascular-optical-coherence-tomography-based-management-in-plaque-erosion-a-1-year-follow-up-report
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Lei Xing, Erika Yamamoto, Tomoyo Sugiyama, Haibo Jia, Lijia Ma, Sining Hu, Chao Wang, Yingchun Zhu, Lulu Li, Maoen Xu, Huimin Liu, Krzysztof Bryniarski, Jingbo Hou, Shaosong Zhang, Hang Lee, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: The initial EROSION study (Effective Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Without Stenting: Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Management in Plaque Erosion) demonstrated that patients with acute coronary syndrome caused by plaque erosion might be stabilized with aspirin and ticagrelor without stenting for ≤1 month. However, a long-term evaluation of outcomes is lacking. The aim of this study was to assess whether the initial benefit of noninterventional therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome caused by plaque erosion is maintained for ≤1 year...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227673/crystal-structure-of-cleaved-serp-1-a-myxomavirus-derived-immune-modulating-serpin-structural-design-of-serpin-reactive-center-loop-peptides-with-improved-therapeutic-function
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Brian P Mahon, Sriram Ambadapadi, Jordan R Yaron, Carrie L Lomelino, Melissa A Pinard, Shahar Keinan, Igor Kurnikov, Colin Macaulay, Liqiang Zhang, Westley Reeves, Grant McFadden, Scott Tibbetts, Robert McKenna, Alexandra R Lucas
The Myxomavirus-derived protein Serp-1 has potent anti-inflammatory activity in models of vasculitis, lupus, viral sepsis, and transplant. Serp-1 has also been tested successfully in a Phase IIa clinical trial in unstable angina, representing a "first-in-class" therapeutic. Recently, peptides derived from the reactive center loop (RCL) have been developed as stand-alone therapeutics for reducing vasculitis and improving survival in MHV68-infected mice. However, both Serp-1 and the RCL peptides lose activity in MHV68-infected mice after antibiotic suppression of intestinal microbiota...
February 20, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207010/the-potential-inhibitory-effects-of-mir%C3%A2-19b-on-vulnerable-plaque-formation-via-the-suppression-of-stat3-transcriptional-activity
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Sufang Li, Qiang Geng, Hong Chen, Jing Zhang, Chengfu Cao, Feng Zhang, Junxian Song, Chuanfen Liu, Wenqing Liang
Atherosclerotic plaque growth requires angiogenesis, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is usually triggered by the rupture of unstable atherosclerotic plaques. Previous studies have identified typically circulating microRNA (miRNA/miR) profiles in patients with ACS. miRNAs serve important roles in the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic plaque progression. The present study aimed to investigate the potential role and mechanism of miR‑19b in plaque stability. miRNA array data indicated that 28 miRNAs were differentially expressed in the plasma of patients with unstable angina (UA; n=12) compared with in control individuals (n=12), and miR‑19b exhibited the most marked upregulation...
February 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066329/midterm-angina-related-quality-of-life-benefits-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-chronic-total-occlusions
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Luiz F Ybarra, Rustem Dautov, Claire Gibrat, Sonny Dandona, Stéphane Rinfret
BACKGROUND: Data on the impact of coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on quality of life (QOL) are limited. To date, studies have been limited in sample size and have focused on only a few domains of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ). We evaluated the relationship between coronary CTO PCI and QOL in patients with symptoms of angina, incorporating all aspects of the SAQ. METHODS: The SAQ was used to interrogate patients at baseline and at 12 months after CTO PCI...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064791/effect-of-quercetin-on-parameters-of-central-hemodynamics-and-myocardial-ischemia-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-heart-disease
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Natalia I Chekalina, Svitlana V Shut, Tetiana A Trybrat, Yurii H Burmak, Yeuhen Ye Petrov, Yulia I Manusha, Yurii M Kazakov
THE AIM: The aim of our research was to study the effect of quercetin on parameters of central hemodynamics and myocardial ischemia in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research involved 85 patients with CHD: stable angina pectoris, FC II, and 30 healthy individuals made up the control group. After 1.5 months of stabilizing therapy (ß-blockers, statins, aspirin) patients with CHD were randomized into 2 groups - the research group (30 people) and the comparison group (55 people)...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059648/determine-the-effectiveness-of-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-combined-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Vyacheslav Zhdan, Galina Khaymenova, Lyudmila Shilkina, Daria Martynyuk, Marina Babanina, Tatyana Mamontova
INTRODUCTION: In complex treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) combined with ischemic heart disease (IHD) more and more attention is drawn to pleiotropic effect of statins. The aim of our researches became determining the effectivity of utilization of rosuvastatin (CRESTOR®, IPR PHARMACEUTICALS, Inc.) in complex treatment of COPD combined with IHD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Basing on pulmonology department of Poltava regional clinical hospital, 30 patients with COPD combined with IHD have been examined (stable effort angina FC II) aged from 51 to 67 y...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923989/competing-risks-of-cardiovascular-versus-noncardiovascular-death-during-long-term-follow-up-after-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Alexander C Fanaroff, Matthew T Roe, Robert M Clare, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Ann Marie Navar, Robert P Giugliano, Stephen D Wiviott, Andrew M Tershakovec, Eugene Braunwald, Michael A Blazing
BACKGROUND: Understanding the relative risk of cardiovascular versus noncardiovascular death is important for designing clinical trials. These risks may differ depending on patient age, sex, and type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) was a randomized controlled trial of simvastatin plus either ezetimibe or placebo following stabilized ACS. Cause of death was adjudicated by an independent committee...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914849/-analysis-of-the-clinical-efficiency-of-eradication-therapy-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-associated-with-gastroduodenal-pathology
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Zh G Simonova, A K Martusevich, E I Tarlovskaya
AIM: To comparatively analyze the clinical efficiency of eradiation therapy (ET) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) concurrent with gastroduodenal pathology (GDP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in three steps. In Step 1, 1588 patients with chronic CHD were examined. In Step 2, the characteristics of the course of CHD concurrent with Helicobacter pylori-associated GDP in 147 patients with these conditions compared to the same number of CHD patients without GDP...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880419/effects-of-a-nurse-led-transitional-care-programme-on-readmission-self-efficacy-to-implement-health-promoting-behaviours-functional-status-and-life-quality-among-chinese-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#14
Pan Zhang, Feng-Mei Xing, Chang-Zai Li, Feng-Lan Wang, Xiao-Li Zhang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led transitional care programme on readmission, self-efficacy to implement health-promoting behaviours, functional status and life quality among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of mortality in China. Transitional care could help to ensure improved patient outcomes. Nevertheless, our knowledge of how to perform transitional care for patients with coronary artery disease is insufficient in mainland China...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863874/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-statins
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Tetsu Watanabe, Kaoru Ando, Hyuma Daidoji, Yoichiro Otaki, Shigeo Sugawara, Motoyuki Matsui, Eiichiro Ikeno, Osamu Hirono, Hiroshi Miyawaki, Yoshinori Yashiro, Satoshi Nishiyama, Takanori Arimoto, Hiroki Takahashi, Tetsuro Shishido, Takehiko Miyashita, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
BACKGROUND: There is a residual risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) despite intensive statin therapy for secondary prevention. The aim of this study was to investigate whether coronary plaque regression and stabilization are reinforced by the addition of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to high-dose pitavastatin (PTV). METHODS: We enrolled 193 CHD patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in six hospitals. Patients were randomly allocated to the PTV group (PTV 4mg/day, n=96) or PTV/EPA group (PTV 4mg/day and EPA 1800mg/day, n=97), and prospectively followed for 6-8 months...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838087/quality-of-life-following-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-vs-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-diabetics-with-multivessel-disease-a-five-year-registry-study
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Brent M McGrath, Colleen M Norris, Emeleigh Hardwicke-Brown, Robert C Welsh, Kevin R Bainey
Aims: The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term relationship between revascularization technique and health status in diabetics with multivessel disease. Methods and results: Using the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry, we captured 1319 diabetics with multivessel disease requiring revascularization for an acute coronary syndrome (January 2009-December 2012) and reported health status using the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) at baseline, 1, 3 and 5-years [599 underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); 720 underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)]...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782466/current-status-of-renal-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting-for-resistant-hypertension-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Antonis S Manolis, Antonis A Manolis, Helen Melita
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) has a high prevalence in older patients, especially in the context of general atherosclerosis. It is frequently associated with resistant hypertension and impaired renal function and their attendant consequences. The issue whether revascularization via percutaneous renal angioplasty and stenting (PRA/S) can benefit these patients remains unsettled. OBJECTIVE: To present a case series of patients with refractory hypertension and RAS undergoing PRA/S and also to provide an extensive review of the literature on the current status of PRA/S for resistant hypertension...
2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774633/trends-in-hospitalization-and-mortality-rates-due-to-acute-cardiovascular-disease-in-castile-and-le%C3%A3-n-2001-to-2015
#18
Juan B López-Messa, Jesús M Andrés-de Llano, Laura López-Fernández, Jesús García-Cruces, Julio García-Crespo, Miryam Prieto González
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze hospitalization and mortality rates due to acute cardiovascular disease (ACVD). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of the hospital discharge database of Castile and León from 2001 to 2015, selecting patients with a principal discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), unstable angina, heart failure, or acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Trends in the rates of hospitalization/100 000 inhabitants/y and hospital mortality/1000 hospitalizations/y, overall and by sex, were studied by joinpoint regression analysis...
February 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754399/relation-between-superficial-calcifications-and-plaque-rupture-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
#19
Yefei Zhan, Yingying Zhang, Jingbo Hou, Guochang Lin, Bo Yu
BACKGROUND: There are several forms of calcium deposition, which play different roles in the stability of the coronary artery. It remains unknown whether certain calcification morphological characteristics determine rupture of lipid-rich lesions in the same plaque in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 550 patients with ACS between May 2008 and October 2014, who had undergone preintervention optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging examination...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692680/recurrent-myocardial-infarction-mechanisms-of-free-floating-adaptation-and-autonomic-derangement-in-networked-cardiac-neural-control
#20
Guy Kember, Jeffrey L Ardell, Kalyanam Shivkumar, J Andrew Armour
The cardiac nervous system continuously controls cardiac function whether or not pathology is present. While myocardial infarction typically has a major and catastrophic impact, population studies have shown that longer-term risk for recurrent myocardial infarction and the related potential for sudden cardiac death depends mainly upon standard atherosclerotic variables and autonomic nervous system maladaptations. Investigative neurocardiology has demonstrated that autonomic control of cardiac function includes local circuit neurons for networked control within the peripheral nervous system...
2017: PloS One
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