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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731888/elevated-plasma-levels-of-mac-2-binding-protein-predict-poor-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Hao Xie, Zhun Zhang, Liming Chen, Pu Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Hang Liu, Hongrui Ma, Yufan Jiang, Ying Wang, Le Yang, Hongpeng Wu, Lianqun Cui
BACKGROUND: Mac-2 binding protein (M2BP) is an inflammatory glycoprotein associated with carotid atherosclerosis and all-cause mortality in patients with suspected coronary artery diseases. We aimed to explore the potential association of plasma M2BP levels with unstable plaque morphology and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We compared plasma M2BP levels among three groups: 216 patients with ACS, 82 patients with stable angina pectoris, and 50 controls...
July 20, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731359/western-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-severe-coronary-artery-disease
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Evangelos Oikonomou, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Gerasimos Siasos, Eleni Kokkou, Alexios Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotirios Tsalamandris, Vassiliki Gennimata, Aggelos Papanikolaou, Dimitris Tousoulis
The independent predictive value of an unhealthy diet on the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) requires further investigation. We assessed the impact of dietary pattern on CAD severity. In this cohort study, we included 188 symptomatic stable patients with CAD. Patients were categorized as having severe CAD or nonsevere CAD by coronary angiography. Among several demographics and clinical characteristics, all patients were tested using a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire. Concerning baseline demographic characteristics, there was no difference between patients with severe CAD and nonsevere CAD...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729410/initial-diagnostic-evaluation-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-the%C3%A2-need-for-a-patient-centered-strategy
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Robert C Hendel, Ahmad Y Jabbar, Indrajeet Mahata
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July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729409/comparison-of-anatomic-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-alternative-initial-noninvasive-testing-strategies-for-the-diagnosis-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Idan Roifman, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Peter C Austin, Mohammad R Rezai, Graham A Wright, Jack V Tu
BACKGROUND: The optimal initial noninvasive diagnostic testing strategy for stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown. Although American guidelines recommend an exercise stress test as the first-line test, European guidelines suggest that stress imaging (myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography may be preferable. Understanding the relationship between the initial strategy and downstream yield of obstructive CAD and major adverse cardiac events may provide insight as to the optimal strategy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725938/declining-radiation-dose-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-german-cardiac-ct-registry-experience-2009-2014
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Axel Schmermund, Mohamed Marwan, Jörg Hausleiter, Sebastian Barth, Oliver Bruder, Sebastian Kerber, Grigorius Korosoglou, Alexander Leber, Werner Moshage, Stephen Schröder, Steffen Schneider, Jochen Senges, Stephan Achenbach
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is increasingly used as a test to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with a low to intermediate pre-test probability of the disease. We used the database of the German CT registry, collected between 2009 and 2014 in a broad patient population, to analyze contemporary radiation dose associated with coronary CTA in clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prospective observational registry included a total of 7061 patients ≥18 years, referred to 12 participating centers for a clinically indicated cardiac CT examination...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716335/management-of-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-in-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-medical-therapy
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Mony Shuvy, Feng Qiu, Alyssandra Chee-A-Tow, John J Graham, Wael Abuzeid, Christopher Buller, Bradley H Strauss, Harindra C Wijeysundera
Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in approximately 20% of angiograms. We sought to assess the variation in the management of patients with CTOs and to compare the clinical outcomes of CTO lesions with those of non-CTO lesions. We conducted a population-based cohort study and included all patients with stable angina who underwent cardiac catheterization from October 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, in Ontario, Canada. The primary outcome was a composite of mortality and hospitalization for myocardial infarction...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714525/dedicated-bifurcation-stents-or-regular-drug-eluting-stents-in-distal-left-main-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
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Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Mainly atherosclerosis develops in distal left main (LM) within bifurcation or trifurcation. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of distal LM stenosis treatment and associated clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and distal LM stenosis who were hospitalized between June 2012 and June 2013...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714336/specific-plasma-oxylipins-increase-the-odds-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Stephanie Caligiuri, Harold M Aukema, Amir Ravandi, Renee Lavallee, Randolph Guzman, Grant N Pierce
Oxylipins and fatty acids may be novel therapeutic targets for cardiovascular disease. The objective was to determine if plasma oxylipins or fatty acids can influence the odds of cardiovascular/cerebrovascular events. In 98 patients (25 female, 73 male) with peripheral artery disease, the prevalence of transient ischemic attacks, cerebrovascular accidents, stable angina and acute coronary syndrome was n= 16, 10, 16, and 24, respectively. Risk factors such as being male, diagnosed hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia were not associated with events...
July 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710178/eicosapentaenoic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-attenuate-progression-of-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Tarec K Elajami, Abdulhamied Alfaddagh, Dharshan Lakshminarayan, Michael Soliman, Madhuri Chandnani, Francine K Welty
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is a marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The current study evaluated whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation attenuates progression of albuminuria in subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred sixty-two subjects with stable coronary artery disease were randomized to either Lovaza (1.86 g of EPA and 1.5 g of DHA daily) or no Lovaza (control) for 1 year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707392/stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-the-role-of-revascularization
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Baran Aksut, Randall Starling, Samir Kapadia
The aim of this review is to present existing evidence of revascularization in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. A literature review was performed for trials studying revascularization, via CABG or PCI, in patients with CAD and LV dysfunction. Pivotal, high-quality trials have investigated revascularization with CABG in stable CAD and LV dysfunction. CASS demonstrated improved 10-year survival in the surgical group compared to medically treated patients...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704506/microfluidic-assay-of-circulating-endothelial-cells-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-angina-pectoris
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Shuiyu Chen, Yukun Sun, Kuang Hong Neoh, Anqi Chen, Weiju Li, Xiaorui Yang, Ray P S Han
BACKGROUND: Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) are widely reported as a promising biomarker of endothelial damage/dysfunction in coronary artery disease (CAD). The two popular methods of CEC quantification include the use of immunomagnetic beads separation (IB) and flow cytometry analysis (FC); however, they suffer from two main shortcomings that affect their diagnostic and prognostic responses: non-specific bindings of magnetic beads to non-target cells and a high degree of variability in rare cell identification, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701599/interesting-images-multiple-coronary-artery-aneurysms
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Jonathon M Howard, Omar Viswanath, Alfredo Armas, Orlando Santana, Gerald P Rosen
We present the case of a 65-year-old male who presented with stable angina and dyspnea on exertion. His initial workup yielded a positive treadmill stress test for reversible apical ischemia, and transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated impaired systolic function. Cardiac catheterization was then performed, revealing severe atherosclerotic disease including multiple coronary artery aneurysms. As a result, the patient was advised to and subsequently underwent a coronary artery bypass graft. This case highlights the presence of multiple coronary artery aneurysms and the ability to appreciate these pathologic findings on multiple imaging modalities, including coronary angiogram, transesophageal echocardiography, and direct visualization through the surgical field...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701593/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-as-a-biomarker-for-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-during-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Muralidhar Kanchi, R Manjunath, Jos Massen, Lloyd Vincent, Kumar Belani
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery is a major complication resulting in increased morbidity, mortality, and economic burden. In this study, we assessed the usefulness of estimating serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a biomarker in predicting AKI in patients with stable chronic kidney disease (CKD) and undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OP-CABG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied sixty nondialysis-dependent CKD patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 ml/min/1...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700032/lipoprotein-a-as-a-predictor-of-poor-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-chronic-stable-coronary-heart-disease
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Y Fan, J-S Hu, F Guo, Z-B Lu, H Xia
As a mechanism compensating for obstructive coronary artery disease, coronary collateral circulation (CCC) has attracted cardiologists for a long time to explore its potential impact. In the present study, Chinese patients suffering from ≥95% coronary stenosis, as diagnosed by angiography, have been investigated for the correlation between CCC and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels. A cohort of 654 patients was divided into four categories according to Rentrop grades 0, 1, 2, and 3. Lp(a) levels were divided into model 1, discretized with critical values of 33 and 66%, and model 2, discretized with a cutoff value of 30...
July 10, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695977/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-hybrid-coronary-revascularization
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Karolina Gierszewska, Izabela Jaworska, Michał Skrzypek, Mariusz Gąsior, Robert Pudlo
BACKGROUND: Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) have a worse quality of life (QoL) in comparison to patients without stable CAD. Standardized questionnaires are used in evaluation of QoL. Hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) is a recently-introduced, minimally invasive option for patients requiring revascularization for coronary lesions. The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with multivessel CAD (MVCAD), according to the mode of revascularization: coronary artery bypass grafting or HCR, using the generic SF-36 v...
July 11, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692742/vitamin-k-antagonists-with-or-without-long-term-antiplatelet-therapy-in-outpatients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-association-with-ischemic-and-bleeding-events
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Gilles Lemesle, Gregory Ducrocq, Yedid Elbez, Eric Van Belle, Shinya Goto, Christopher P Cannon, Christophe Bauters, Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg
BACKGROUND: It remains uncertain whether patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) requiring long-term oral anticoagulation (OAC) and with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) should receive antiplatelet therapy (APT) in addition to OAC. HYPOTHESIS: APT in addition to OAC would be more effective than OAC alone in preventing ischaemic events in such patients. METHODS: In the international REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry including 68 236 outpatients with or at risk for atherothrombosis, we identified 2347 patients with stable CAD and AF receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKA)...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691907/prognosis-of-deferred-non-culprit-lesions-according-to-fractional-flow-reserve-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Joo Myung Lee, Ki Hong Choi, Bon-Kwon Koo, Eun-Seok Shin, Chang-Wook Nam, Joon-Hyung Doh, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Jinlong Zhang, Hong-Seok Lim, Myeong-Ho Yoon, Seung-Jea Tahk
AIMS: There are limited data on the prognosis of deferred non-culprit lesions in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) based on fractional flow reserve (FFR). We investigated the prognosis of deferred non-culprit lesions in ACS patients, compared with deferred lesions in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD), on the basis of FFR. METHODS AND RESULTS: The clinical outcomes of 449 non-culprit lesions (301 patients with ACS) were compared with 2,484 lesions (1,295 patients with SCAD) in which revascularization was deferred on the basis of a high FFR (>0...
July 11, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686695/coronary-artery-disease-associated-genetic-variants-and-biomarkers-of-inflammation
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Morten Krogh Christiansen, Sanne Bøjet Larsen, Mette Nyegaard, Søs Neergaard-Petersen, Ramzi Ajjan, Morten Würtz, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Anne-Mette Hvas, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Steen Dalby Kristensen
INTRODUCTION: Genetic constitution and inflammation both contribute to development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Several CAD-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have recently been identified, but their functions are largely unknown. We investigated the associations between CAD-associated SNPs and five CAD-related inflammatory biomarkers. METHODS: We genotyped 45 CAD-associated SNPs in 701 stable CAD patients in whom levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsRCP), interleukin-6, calprotectin, fibrinogen and complement component 3 levels had previously been measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685714/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-first-and-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Ru Liu, Fei Xiong, Yuan Wen, Yuan-Liang Ma, Yi Yao, Zhan Gao, Bo Xu, Yue-Jin Yang, Shu-Bin Qiao, Run-Lin Gao, Jin-Qing Yuan
BACKGROUND: Lots of trials demonstrate that second-generation drug-eluting stents (G2-DES), with their improved properties, offer significantly superior efficacy and safety profiles compared to first generation DES (G1-DES) for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This study aimed to verify the advantage of G2-DES over G1-DES in Chinese patients with stable CAD (SCAD). METHODS: For this retrospective observational analysis, 2709 SCAD patients with either G1-DES (n = 863) or G2-DES (n = 1846) were enrolled consecutively throughout 2013...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685580/association-of-igf-1-with-coronary-collateral-circulation-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Harun Kundi, Murat Gok, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Mustafa Cetin, Ender Ornek
AIM: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the relationship between coronary collateral circulation (CCC) grade and serum IGF-1 levels in patients diagnosed with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS: Totally, 190 consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease who underwent coronary angiography were included in this study. RESULTS: The patients with good CCC had significantly higher IGF-1 levels compared with the poor ones...
July 7, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
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