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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645071/television-viewing-and-risk-of-mortality-exploring-the-biological-plausibility
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Mark Hamer, Thomas Yates, Panayotes Demakakos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Television (TV) viewing is a major component of leisure sedentary time, and has been consistently associated with cardiovascular disease. We examined the extent to which metabolic biomarkers explain the association between TV viewing and mortality. METHODS: Participants (N = 8,451, aged 64.8 ± 9.9 yrs) were drawn from The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a national prospective cohort study of community-dwelling men and women living in England...
June 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642975/association-of-bone-metabolism-markers-with-coronary-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-artery-disease-in-postmenopausal-women
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Yan Ling, Zhen Wang, Bingjie Wu, Xin Gao
This study aimed to evaluate the association of bone metabolism markers with coronary atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) in postmenopausal women. Based on the findings of coronary angiography, 111 women with CAD and 116 women without CAD were recruited. Serum calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone (PTH), 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), osteocalcin, N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (P1NP) and C-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX) were measured. The Gensini score was used to assess the severity of coronary atherosclerosis...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641369/markers-of-inflammation-and-incident-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-women-s-health-study
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Deirdre K Tobias, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paulette D Chandler, Patrick R Lawler, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, Paul M Ridker, Lu Wang, I-Min Lee, Samia Mora
Chronic inflammation may be a risk factor for breast cancer development and progression, yet which inflammatory biomarkers and pathways are relevant is unknown. The study included 27,071 Women's Health Study participants (mean, 54.5 years old) free of cancer and cardiovascular disease at enrollment (1992 to 1995) with baseline measures of four inflammatory biomarkers: high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), fibrinogen, N-acetyl side-chains of acute phase proteins (GlycA), and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639572/relation-of-biochemical-parameters-with-flow-mediated-dilatation-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Nurver Turfaner Sipahioglu, Barıs Ilerigelen, Zeynep B Gungor, Gulsel Ayaz, Hakan Ekmekci, Cigdem Bayram Gurel, Gunay Can, Huseyin Sonmez, Turgut Ulutin, Fikret Sipahioglu
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the high cardiovascular (CV) situations. Endothelial dysfunction, which is a common finding in patients with MetS, is related with increased CV risk. In patients with MetS, the effect of the major CV risk factors, not included in the MetS definition, on endothelial dysfunction is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of major CV risk factors such as gender, smoking, family history, and biochemical parameters on endothelial dysfunction in patients with MetS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639554/evaluation-of-procalcitonin-and-hs-crp-levels-in-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Sercan Göde, Göksel Turhal, İsa Kaya, Halil İbrahim Mavili, Tayfun Kirazlı
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate procalcitonin and high sensitive c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) patients and assess their correlations with the clinical prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three ISSNHL patients were included in the study (group A). The control group was consisted of 19 patients (group B). Procalcitonin and hs-CRP levels were compared between the groups. The relationship between procalcitonin and hs-CRP levels and the configuration of the audiogram, degree of hearing loss [partial or total (>90 dB)], and status of improvement (improvement of > 15 dB in the first month PTA) were evaluated...
June 21, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639234/novel-biomarkers-of-subclinical-cardiac-dysfunction-in-the-general-population
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REVIEW
Kamal Shemisa, Anish Bhatt, Daniel Cheeran, Ian J Neeland
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recognition of subclinical myocardial dysfunction offers clinicians and patients an opportunity for early intervention and prevention of symptomatic cardiovascular disease. We review the data on novel biomarkers in subclinical heart disease in the general population with a focus on pathophysiology, recent observational or trial data, and potential applicability and pitfalls for clinical use. RECENT FINDINGS: High-sensitivity cardiac troponin and natriuretic peptide assays are powerful markers of subclinical cardiac disease...
June 21, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639201/enhancing-angiogenesis-in-mice-by-vegf-targeting-small-activating-rnas
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Tiia A Turunen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Mikko P Turunen
The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is steadily increasing, and it is the leading cause of death worldwide. Therefore, new treatments, such as gene therapy are needed. During the last decade, the role of small noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) in the regulation of gene expression at the transcriptional level has been shown. Promoter-targeted small RNAs recruit histone-modifying enzymes and can either repress or induce target gene expression. As an example, we have targeted mouse VEGF-A promoter with small hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) and identified two shRNAs which either repressed or induced VEGF-A expression on messenger RNA and protein level in vitro, depending on the targeted location...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638827/cardiovascular-autonomic-neuropathy-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Jiewen Jin, Weimin Wang, Liangying Zhu, Tianwei Gu, Qing Niu, Ping Li, Yan Bi, Dalong Zhu
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the association between cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: 315 type 2 diabetes patients from inpatients of Drum Tower Hospital were included and classified into no CAN (NCAN), possible CAN (PCAN), and definite CAN (DCAN) based on cardiovascular autonomic reflex tests. The left ventricular diastolic function was assessed by tissue Doppler imaging echocardiography...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636844/clonal-hematopoiesis-and-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Siddhartha Jaiswal, Pradeep Natarajan, Alexander J Silver, Christopher J Gibson, Alexander G Bick, Eugenia Shvartz, Marie McConkey, Namrata Gupta, Stacey Gabriel, Diego Ardissino, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Valentin Fuster, John Danesh, Philippe Frossard, Danish Saleheen, Olle Melander, Galina K Sukhova, Donna Neuberg, Peter Libby, Sekar Kathiresan, Benjamin L Ebert
Background Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), which is defined as the presence of an expanded somatic blood-cell clone in persons without other hematologic abnormalities, is common among older persons and is associated with an increased risk of hematologic cancer. We previously found preliminary evidence for an association between CHIP and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the nature of this association was unclear. Methods We used whole-exome sequencing to detect the presence of CHIP in peripheral-blood cells and associated such presence with coronary heart disease using samples from four case-control studies that together enrolled 4726 participants with coronary heart disease and 3529 controls...
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630872/effect-of-regular-aerobic-activity-in-young-healthy-athletes-on-profile-of-endothelial-function-and-platelet-activity
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Katarzyna Podgórska, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Ewa Szahidewicz-Krupska, Jakub Jasiczek, Piotr Dobrowolski, Aneta Radziwon-Balicka, Robert Skomro, Andrzej Szuba, Grzegorz Mazur, Adrian Doroszko
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of regular professional sports activity on the endothelial and platelet function in young men. The studied group were 79 young men (18-40 y, 25 athletes and 54 without any regular physical activity). The nitric oxide (NO) metabolic pathway intermediates, oxidative stress markers, mediators of inflammation, and platelet aggregation were measured. Flow mediated dilation (FMD) was studied before and after intravenous 16,0 g L-arginine infusion, which was repeated after oral administration of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA-75 mg/day) for 4 days...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628659/wave-intensity-of-aortic-root-pressure-as-diagnostic-marker-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Bernhard Hametner, Stephanie Parragh, Thomas Weber, Siegfried Wassertheurer
BACKGROUND: Systolic left ventricular function strongly influences the blood pressure waveform. Therefore, pressure-derived parameters might potentially be used as non-invasive, diagnostic markers of left ventricular impairment. The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of pressure-based parameters in combination with electrocardiography (ECG) for the detection of left ventricular systolic dysfunction defined as severely reduced ejection fraction (EF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Two populations, each comprising patients with reduced EF and pressure-matched controls, were included for the main analysis (51/102 patients) and model testing (44/88 patients)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627045/heart-rate-and-its-reduction-in-chronic-heart-failure-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Nikolovska Vukadinović, Davor Vukadinović, Jeffrey Borer, Martin Cowie, Michel Komajda, Mitja Lainscak, Karl Swedberg, Michael Böhm
Heart rate (HR) is associated with cardiovascular outcomes in all the stages of the cardiovascular continuum as well as in patients with pulmonary, cerebrovascular, and renal disease, sepsis, cancer, and erectile dysfunction. In patients with cardiovascular disease, but also in the general population, increased HR represents an important indicator of mortality with each acceleration of HR over 70 b.p.m. increasing the risk. In patients in sinus rhythm with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), a HR >70 b...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625037/tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-overfat-indonesian-adolescents
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Dian Caturini Sulistyoningrum, Rina Susilowati, Emy Huriyati, Ni Putu Diah Witari, Harry Freitag Luglio, Madarina Julia
BACKGROUND: Overfatness (overweight and obesity) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including elevated blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, and insulin resistance. Chronic inflammation may play a role in mediating these associations. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between plasma tumour necrosis factor-α and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among overweight and obese adolescents. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This study was an observational analysis with a cross-sectional design for high school students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623902/prevalence-and-treatment-of-atherogenic-dyslipidemia-in-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-europe-eurika-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Julian P Halcox, José R Banegas, Carine Roy, Jean Dallongeville, Guy De Backer, Eliseo Guallar, Joep Perk, David Hajage, Karin M Henriksson, Claudio Borghi
BACKGROUND: Atherogenic dyslipidemia is associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes, yet markers of this condition are often ignored in clinical practice. Here, we address a clear evidence gap by assessing the prevalence and treatment of two markers of atherogenic dyslipidemia: elevated triglyceride levels and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study assessed the prevalence of two atherogenic dyslipidemia markers, high triglyceride levels and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, in the study population from the European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management in Usual Daily Practice (EURIKA; N = 7641; of whom 51...
June 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619393/advanced-oxidation-protein-products-and-their-relationship-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-young-apparently-healthy-people
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Diana Carolina Villalpando Sánchez, Cleto Alvarez Aguilar, Anel Gómez García
INTRODUCTION: Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) are used as a marker to estimate oxidative stress in plasma proteins. Oxidative stress is considered a factor of cardiovascular risk (CVRF) related to increased blood pressure, and dyslipidaemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between plasma AOPPs and CVRF in apparently healthy young adults. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 students of the Faculty of Chemical-Pharmacobiology of the UMSNH...
June 12, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618994/role-of-anti-pcsk9-antibodies-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-statin-intolerance
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Julia Schreml, Ioanna Gouni-Berthold
Statin intolerance is usually defined as the inability of a patient to tolerate statin-treatment due to muscle-related complaints. While randomised trials show that these complaints occure with similar frequency in patients receiving placebo, namely in up to ~5% of the subjects, data from registries as well as clinical experience indicate a much higher frequency of up to ~30%. The lack of standard definition or of a diagnostic marker of statin intolerance confounds the problem. The diagnosis remains subjective based on the symptoms the patient reports...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617815/impressive-predictive-value-of-ankle-brachial-index-for-very-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-impact-abi-study
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Takashi Miura, Masatoshi Minamisawa, Yasushi Ueki, Naoyuki Abe, Hitoshi Nishimura, Naoto Hashizume, Tomoaki Mochidome, Mikiko Harada, Yasutaka Oguchi, Koji Yoshie, Wataru Shoin, Tatsuya Saigusa, Soichiro Ebisawa, Hirohiko Motoki, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a marker of generalized atherosclerosis and is predictive of future cardiovascular events. However, few studies have assessed its relation to long-term future cardiovascular events, especially in patients with borderline ABI. We therefore evaluated the relationship between long-term future cardiovascular events and ABI. METHODS: In the IMPACT-ABI study, a single-center, retrospective cohort study, we enrolled 3131 consecutive patients (67 ± 13 years; 82% male) hospitalized for cardiovascular disease and measured ABI between January 2005 and December 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616432/effect-of-pretreatment-with-omega-3-supplement-on-cardiac-necrosis-markers-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
Farzaneh Foroughinia, Maryam Foroozmehr
OBJECTIVE: Studies have demonstrated the direct relation between elevation in cardiac necrosis markers and increased risk of cardiovascular complications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. In this study, we sought to evaluate the effect of omega-3 on creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) and troponin-I in CKD patients undergoing elective PCI. METHODS: Eighty CKD patients, candidate for elective PCI, were randomly assigned into two groups: Group A - receiving omega-3 (2...
April 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615304/ibuprofen-exposure-in-early-neonatal-life-does-not-affect-renal-function-in-young-adolescence
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Anke Raaijmakers, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Elena Levtchenko, Sinno Hp Simons, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Lotte Jacobs, Jan A Staessen, Karel Allegaert
INTRODUCTION: Ibuprofen exposure results in acute transient renal dysfunction in preterm neonates, but we are unaware of data on long-term renal safety. METHODS: In a previously studied cohort of extreme low birth weight (ELBW, <1000 g) cases, the PREMATurity as predictor of children's Cardiovascular-renal Health study generated data on renal function (renal length, estimated glomerular filtration rate based on cystatin C (eGFRcysC) at the age of 11 years. This data set in 93 ELBW cases may also generate data on long-term drug safety on ibuprofen...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615213/experimental-and-human-evidence-for-lipocalin-2-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-in-the-development-of-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
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Francine Z Marques, Priscilla R Prestes, Sean G Byars, Scott C Ritchie, Peter Würtz, Sheila K Patel, Scott A Booth, Indrajeetsinh Rana, Yosuke Minoda, Stuart P Berzins, Claire L Curl, James R Bell, Bryan Wai, Piyush M Srivastava, Antti J Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Saku Ruohonen, Mika Kähönen, Terho Lehtimäki, Emma Raitoharju, Aki Havulinna, Markus Perola, Olli Raitakari, Veikko Salomaa, Mika Ala-Korpela, Johannes Kettunen, Maree McGlynn, Jason Kelly, Mary E Wlodek, Paul A Lewandowski, Lea M Delbridge, Louise M Burrell, Michael Inouye, Stephen B Harrap, Fadi J Charchar
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hypertrophy increases the risk of developing heart failure and cardiovascular death. The neutrophil inflammatory protein, lipocalin-2 (LCN2/NGAL), is elevated in certain forms of cardiac hypertrophy and acute heart failure. However, a specific role for LCN2 in predisposition and etiology of hypertrophy and the relevant genetic determinants are unclear. Here, we defined the role of LCN2 in concentric cardiac hypertrophy in terms of pathophysiology, inflammatory expression networks, and genomic determinants...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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