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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048205/cardiac-rehabilitation-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-results-from-a-nationwide-survey
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Siv Js Olsen, Henrik Schirmer, Kaare H Bønaa, Tove A Hanssen
AIM: The purpose of this study was to estimate the proportion of Norwegian coronary heart disease patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation programmes after percutaneous coronary intervention, and to determine predictors of cardiac rehabilitation participation. METHODS: Participants were patients enrolled in the Norwegian Coronary Stent Trial. We assessed cardiac rehabilitation participation in 9013 of these patients who had undergone their first percutaneous coronary intervention during 2008-2011...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047385/fully-quantitative-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-perfusion-ready-for-clinical-use-a-comparison-between-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-positron-emission-tomography
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Henrik Engblom, Hui Xue, Shahnaz Akil, Marcus Carlsson, Cecilia Hindorf, Jenny Oddstig, Fredrik Hedeer, Michael S Hansen, Anthony H Aletras, Peter Kellman, Håkan Arheden
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that quantification of myocardial perfusion (MP) at stress and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) offer additional diagnostic and prognostic information compared to qualitative and semi-quantitative assessment of myocardial perfusion distribution in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Technical advancements have enabled fully automatic quantification of MP using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to be performed in-line in a clinical workflow...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046974/stress-echocardiography-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Sothinathan Gurunathan, Roxy Senior
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stress echocardiography (SE) is a well-established technique for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). This review article summarizes the status of SE in CAD, including testing protocols, clinical efficacy and current use of newer technologies: myocardial perfusion, strain imaging, three-dimensional echocardiography and adjunctive carotid ultrasonography. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent major findings in SE include the clinical value of myocardial perfusion imaging in multicentre studies, as well as when added to left ventricular (LV) wall motion assessment in clinical service...
October 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046004/-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Helen Ullrich, Tommaso Gori
The guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) recommend the use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the process of diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with low intermediate pre-test probability for SCAD. Particularly in cases where stress electrocardiogram or stress imaging provides unclear results, a computed tomographic examination can be considered as a reliable alternative to invasive coronary angiography. Due to its high negative predictive value, coronary CTA can provide accurate information on the presence of coronary artery stenosis and thus coronary artery disease can be reliably excluded without the risks associated with invasive procedures...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041001/hmgb1-expression-level-in-circulating-platelets-is-not-significantly-associated-with-outcomes-in-symptomatic-coronary-artery-disease
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Dominik Rath, Tobias Geisler, Meinrad Gawaz, Sebastian Vogel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Platelets express high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a damage-associated molecular pattern molecule (DAMP) that triggers thrombosis and inflammation when present in extracellular space. The role of platelet-derived HMGB1 in coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unexplored. METHODS: In a cohort study, we measured the expression of HMGB1 on the surface of circulating platelets in 183 patients with symptomatic CAD (stable CAD: n=80, acute coronary syndrome, ACS: n=103) at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention...
October 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037197/human-epicardial-adipose-tissue-derived-and-circulating-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-4-sfrp4-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Qingwei Ji, Jianwei Zhang, Yu Du, Enjun Zhu, Zhijian Wang, Bin Que, Huangtai Miao, Shutian Shi, Xiuchuan Qin, Yingxin Zhao, Yujie Zhou, Fangjun Huang, Shaoping Nie
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) is associated with impaired glucose and triglyceride metabolism in patients with stable coronary artery disease. In the present study, we investigated human epicardial adipose tissue (EAT)-derived and circulating SFRP4 levels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Plasma samples and adipose biopsies from EAT and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) were collected from patients with CAD (n = 40) and without CAD (non-CAD, n = 30) during elective cardiac surgery...
October 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033611/stable-ischemic-heart-disease-in-women-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Fatima Samad, Anushree Agarwal, Zainab Samad
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women accounting for 1 in every 4 female deaths. Pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease in women includes epicardial coronary artery, endothelial dysfunction, coronary vasospasm, plaque erosion and spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Angina is the most common presentation of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) in women. Risk factors for SIHD include traditional risks such as older age, obesity (body mass index [BMI] >25 kg/m(2)), smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease, sedentary lifestyle, family history of premature coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus, and nontraditional risk factors, such as gestational diabetes, insulin resistance/polycystic ovarian disease, pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, menopause, mental stress and autoimmune diseases...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030424/stable-coronary-syndromes-pathophysiology-diagnostic-advances-and-therapeutic-need
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REVIEW
Thomas J Ford, David Corcoran, Colin Berry
The diagnostic management of patients with angina pectoris typically centres on the detection of obstructive epicardial CAD, which aligns with evidence-based treatment options that include medical therapy and myocardial revascularisation. This clinical paradigm fails to account for the considerable proportion (approximately one-third) of patients with angina in whom obstructive CAD is excluded. This common scenario presents a diagnostic conundrum whereby angina occurs but there is no obstructive CAD (ischaemia and no obstructive coronary artery disease-INOCA)...
October 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029237/cpap-does-not-reduce-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-nonsleepy-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Erik Thunström, Helena Glantz, Tülay Yucel-Lindberg, Kristin Lindberg, Mustafa Saygin, Yüksel Peker
Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and enhanced vascular inflammation coexist in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is first-line treatment for OSA with daytime sleepiness. This analysis of data from the RICCADSA trial investigated the effects of CPAP on inflammatory markers in patients with CAD and nonsleepy OSA. Methods: This single-center, randomized, controlled, open-label trial enrolled consecutive revascularized patients with nonsleepy OSA (apnea-hypopnea index >15/h; Epworth Sleepiness Scale score <10)...
October 5, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027678/evaluation-of-carotid-plaque-neovascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Chuan Qin, Li Zhang, Xinfang Wang, Yilian Duan, Zhou Ye, Mingxing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To examine the repeatability of quantitative time-intensity curve analysis of neovascularization within carotid plaques with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) and to investigate carotid plaque neovascularization in patients with coronary heart disease using contrast-enhanced US and the correlation between risk factors and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty patients with ACS and 60 with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent conventional carotid and contrast-enhanced US, and plaque enhancement was observed and analyzed quantitatively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024896/identification-of-a-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-in-rbcs-preserved-activity-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Miriam M Cortese-Krott, Evanthia Mergia, Christian M Kramer, Wiebke Lückstädt, Jiangning Yang, Georg Wolff, Christina Panknin, Thilo Bracht, Barbara Sitek, John Pernow, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Martin Feelisch, Doris Koesling, Malte Kelm
Endothelial dysfunction is associated with decreased NO bioavailability and impaired activation of the NO receptor soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) in the vasculature and in platelets. Red blood cells (RBCs) are known to produce NO under hypoxic and normoxic conditions; however evidence of expression and/or activity of sGC and downstream signaling pathway including phopshodiesterase (PDE)-5 and protein kinase G (PKG) in RBCs is still controversial. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether RBCs carry a functional sGC signaling pathway and to address whether this pathway is compromised in coronary artery disease (CAD)...
September 8, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023996/effect-of-sex-difference-in-clinical-presentation-stable-coronary-artery-disease-vs-unstable-angina-pectoris-or-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-vs-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-on-2-year-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#12
Xiao-Fang Tang, Ying Song, Jing-Jing Xu, Yuan-Liang Ma, Jia-Hui Zhang, Yi Yao, Chen He, Huan-Huan Wang, Ping Jiang, Lin Jiang, Ru Liu, Zhan Gao, Xue-Yan Zhao, Shu-Bin Qiao, Bo Xu, Yue-Jin Yang, Run-Lin Gao, Jin-Qing Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in 2-year prognosis among patients across the spectrum of coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We analyzed all consecutive patients undergoing PCI at a single center from 1/1-12/31/2013. Clinical presentations were compared between sexes according to baseline clinical, angiographic, and procedural characteristics and 2-year (mean 730 ± 30-day) outcomes. RESULTS: We grouped 10 724 consecutive patients based on sex and clinical presentation...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020367/clinical-outcomes-of-state-of-the-art-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-de-novo-three-vessel-disease-1-year-results-of-the-syntax-ii-study
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Javier Escaned, Carlos Collet, Nicola Ryan, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Simon Walsh, Manel Sabate, Justin Davies, Maciej Lesiak, Raul Moreno, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Stephan P Hoole, Nick Ej West, J J Piek, Azfar Zaman, Farzin Fath-Ordoubadi, Rodney H Stables, Clare Appleby, Nicolas van Mieghem, Robert Jm van Geuns, Neal Uren, Javier Zueco, Pawel Buszman, Andres Iñiguez, Javier Goicolea, David Hildick-Smith, Andrzej Ochala, Dariusz Dudek, Colm Hanratty, Rafael Cavalcante, Arie Pieter Kappetein, David P Taggart, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Marie-Angèle Morel, Ton de Vries, Yoshinobu Onuma, Vasim Farooq, Patrick W Serruys, Adrian P Banning
Aims: To investigate if recent technical and procedural developments in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) significantly influence outcomes in appropriately selected patients with three-vessel (3VD) coronary artery disease. Methods and results: The SYNTAX II study is a multicenter, all-comers, open-label, single arm study that investigated the impact of a contemporary PCI strategy on clinical outcomes in patients with 3VD in 22 centres from four European countries...
August 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016728/augmented-th17-differentiation-in-trim21-deficiency-promotes-a-stable-phenotype-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-with-high-collagen-content
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Susanna Brauner, Xintong Jiang, Gudny Ella Thorlacius, Anna M Lundberg, Therese Östberg, Zhong-Qun Yan, Vijay K Kuchroo, Göran K Hansson, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
Aims: Patients with hyperlipidemia are at risk of atherosclerosis, but not all develop cardiovascular disease, highlighting the importance of other risk factors such as inflammation. Both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system have been suggested in the initiation and propagation of plaque formation. Tri-partite motif (TRIM) 21 is a regulator of tissue inflammation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production, and has been implicated in chronic inflammatory disease. Here, we investigate a potential role for TRIM21 in coronary artery disease...
September 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990940/are-oxidative-stress-markers-helpful-for-diagnosing-the-disease-and-determining-its-complexity-or-extent-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Mustafa Yılmaz, Cihan Altın, Afag Özyıldız, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between oxidative/antioxidative stress markers and the diagnosis and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with stable CAD. METHODS: A total of 145 patients were enrolled in the study. Based on coronary angiography results, the patients were categorized into 2 groups: those without CAD (Group 1) and those with CAD (Group 2). The patients in Group 2 were also categorized into low score and moderate/high score groups according to their SYNTAX score...
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989934/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-with-a-rapidly-resolved-left-ventricular-thrombus
#16
Abdel Anabtawi, Paola C Roldan, Carlos A Roldan
This article presents the case of a 53-year-old man who presented with acute right superficial femoral and popliteal arterial thrombosis for which he underwent an emergent uncomplicated thrombectomy. He denied preceding cardiovascular or neurologic symptomatology and had no history of coronary or peripheral arterial disease, trauma, hypercoagulability, or malignancy. However, he reported having several days of intense emotional stress prior to presentation. His cardiac exam was normal, his electrocardiogram showed normal sinus rhythm and nonspecific ST-T wave abnormalities, and his troponin levels were normal...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986223/inflammatory-response-to-mental-stress-and-mental-stress-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Muhammad Hammadah, Samaah Sullivan, Brad Pearce, Ibhar Al Mheid, Kobina Wilmot, Ronnie Ramadan, Ayman Samman Tahhan, Wesley T O'Neal, Malik Obideen, Ayman Alkhoder, Naser Abdelhadi, Heval Mohamed Kelli, Mohamad Mazen Ghafeer, Pratik Pimple, Pratik Sandesara, Amit J Shah, Kareem Mohammed Hosny, Laura Ward, Yi-An Ko, Yan V Sun, Lei Weng, Michael Kutner, J Douglas Bremner, David S Sheps, Fabio Esteves, Paolo Raggi, Viola Vaccarino, Arshed A Quyyumi
BACKGROUND: Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) is associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, yet the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. We measured the inflammatory response to acute laboratory mental stress in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its association with MSIMI. We hypothesized that patients with MSIMI would have a higher inflammatory response to mental stress in comparison to those without ischemia. METHODS: Patients with stable CAD underwent 99mTc sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging during mental stress testing using a public speaking stressor...
October 3, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980297/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-of-human-myocardium-ripe-study-protocol-for-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Marek A Deja, Ryszard Wiaderkiewicz, Piotr Czekaj, Ewa Czech, Marcin Malinowski, Leszek Machej, Andrzej Węglarzy, Adam Kowalówka, Magda Piekarska, Bartosz Szurlej, Tomasz Latusek
BACKGROUND: Remote preconditioning was showed to be a potent protective phenomenon in many animals. Several studies aimed to demonstrate it was feasible in humans by trying to show its protective effect during cardiac surgery. Of these studies some small studies and one bigger trial were positive while two other bigger studies showed no effectiveness of remote preconditioning as assessed by levels of postoperatively released cardiac markers. Recently two large clinical trials also failed to prove the benefit of remote preconditioning in cardiac surgery...
October 5, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980283/low-diastolic-blood-pressure-is-associated-with-a-high-atherosclerotic-burden-in-patients-with-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Vichai Senthong, Upa Kukongviriyapan, Nongnuch Settasatian, Chatri Settasatian, Nantarat Komanasin
BACKGROUND: The optimal blood pressure (BP) treatment target is still being debated, specifically diastolic BP in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD); a diastolic BP which is too low could compromise myocardial perfusion and is associated with adverse outcomes. METHODS: This study examined the relationship between diastolic BP (DBP) levels and the severity and atherosclerotic burden of CAD in 231 consecutive stable patients with evidence of obstructive CAD as detected by elective coronary angiography...
October 5, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979897/genome-wide-association-analysis-for-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-using-the-gensini-scoring-system
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Tanja Zeller, Moritz Seiffert, Christian Müller, Markus Scholz, Anna Schäffer, Francisco Ojeda, Heinz Drexel, Axel Mündlein, Marcus E Kleber, Winfried März, Christoph Sinning, Fabian J Brunner, Christoph Waldeyer, Till Keller, Christoph H Saely, Karsten Sydow, Joachim Thiery, Daniel Teupser, Stefan Blankenberg, Renate Schnabel
Coronary artery disease (CAD) has a complex etiology involving numerous environmental and genetic factors of disease risk. To date, the genetic 9p21 locus represents the most robust genetic finding for prevalent and incident CAD. However, limited information is available on the genetic background of the severity and distribution of CAD. CAD manifests itself as stable CAD or acute coronary syndrome. The Gensini score quantifies the extent CAD but requires coronary angiography. Here, we aimed to identify novel genetic variants associated with Gensini score severity and distribution of CAD...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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