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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098515/a-randomized-open-label-trial-to-assess-the-effect-of-plant-sterols-associated-with-ezetimibe-in-low-density-lipoprotein-levels-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-on-statin-therapy
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Gisane Biacchi Gomes, Ana Denise Zazula, Leonardo Seidi Shigueoka, Rosangela Alquieri Fedato, Ana Beatriz Brenner Affonso da Costa, Luiz Cesar Guarita-Souza, Cristina Pellegrino Baena, Marcia Olandoski, José Rocha Faria-Neto
Consumption of food products enriched with plant sterols and the use of ezetimibe reduce cholesterol absorption in the intestine and effectively reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) plasma levels. We evaluated the therapeutic effect of the ezetimibe+plant sterol association in patients with coronary artery disease still not reaching recommended lipid levels despite the use of statins. We performed a prospective open-label study with 41 patients with stable coronary disease and LDL >70 mg/dL. Patients were randomized into four groups for a 6-week treatment: the control (CT) group remained on the same statin therapy, the ezetimibe (EZ) group received 10 mg/day of ezetimibe, the plant sterol (PS) group received spread enriched with 2 g of plant sterols, and the ezetimibe+PS (EZ+PS) group received 10 mg/day EZ +2 g PS...
January 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097081/b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-tricuspid-valve
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Ali C Agha, Joseph Limback, Raul Loya, Ashley Ramirez, Michael Valente, Jeremy Burt
Lymphoma can involve any organ or tissue that contains lymphoid tissue and the heart is no exception. A few prior case reports have described lymphoma encasing a coronary artery or involving one or more cardiac valves. We present a rare case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) involving the tricuspid valve and right coronary artery diagnosed on coronary CT angiography. The clinical and imaging characteristics of cardiac lymphoma are discussed.
December 16, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096439/the-24-month-changes-in-body-fat-mass-and-adipokines-in-patients-starting-peritoneal-dialysis
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Soo Jeong Choi, Moo Yong Park, Jin Kuk Kim, Seung Duk Hwang
♦ Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is characterized by a gain in fat mass. The fat tissue is a complex endocrine organ that releases various adipokines. In this study, we prospectively examined serial changes of fat composition and adipokines in patients undergoing PD. ♦ Methods: Body composition was assessed by computed tomography (CT). Nutrition status and adipokines (leptin, adiponectin, interleukin [IL]-6, and tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-α) were assessed on the 7th day and 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months after the start of PD...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096049/monoenergetic-reconstructions-for-imaging-of-coronary-artery-stents-using-spectral-detector-ct-in-vitro-experience-and-comparison-to-conventional-images
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Tilman Hickethier, Bettina Baeßler, Jan Robert Kroeger, Jonas Doerner, Gregor Pahn, David Maintz, Guido Michels, Alexander C Bunck
PURPOSE: Accurate assessment of coronary stents using non-invasive CT imaging remains challenging despite new stent materials and improvements in CT technology. Virtual monoenergetic (monoE) images reconstructed from dual energy CT acquisitions potentially decrease artifacts caused by coronary stents. A novel spectral detector technology provides monoE and conventional images simultaneously for all conducted scans. The purpose of our study was to systematically investigate the influence of different monoE reconstructions on the visualization of coronary stent lumen in comparison to conventional images...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095950/ct-coronary-angiography-vs-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-for-the-occupational-assessment-of-military-aircrew
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Iain Parsons, Chris Pavitt, Rebecca Chamley, Jo d'Arcy, Ed Nicol
INTRODUCTION: To ensure flight safety military aircrew undergo regular clinical and occupational assessment. Coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) has been established as an imaging modality to noninvasively assess coronary artery disease (CAD). CT coronary angiography (CTCA) potentially offers a more accurate assessment of CAD, but has not been formally assessed in military aircrew. This retrospective cohort study is designed to compare the theoretical differences in downstream investigations and occupational outcomes in aircrew with suspected CAD comparing CTCA with existing CACS pathways...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089233/epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-myocardial-ischemia-assessed-by-computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-and-invasive-fractional-flow-reserve
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Rahul G Muthalaly, Nitesh Nerlekar, Dennis T L Wong, James D Cameron, Sujith K Seneviratne, Brian S Ko
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a metabolically active fat depot that is associated with incident coronary artery disease (CAD) and major adverse cardiovascular events. The relationship between EAT and myocardial ischemia remains unclear. This study investigated the relationship between EAT volume and the presence of perfusion defects on myocardial computed tomographic perfusion imaging (CTP) and functional stenoses on invasive fractional flow-reserve (FFR). METHODS: Data were obtained from a previous prospective cross-sectional study in patients with suspected CAD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088267/a-meta-analysis-of-three-identified-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-at-1p13-3-and-1q41-and-their-associations-with-lipid-levels-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Qian-Chao He, Yu-Ying Hu, Qing-Ping Zhang, Lu-Lu Tan, Yong-Hui Liu, Tai Liu, Yue-Qiang Hu, Qing Li, Ni Liang
The aim of this meta-analysis was to detect whether three identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs646776, rs599839, and rs17465637) at 1p13.3 and 1q41 are associated with lipid levels and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and BIOSIS were systematically searched. The pooled effects were expressed as odds ratio or standardized mean difference or mean difference with 95% confidence intervals. A total of 14 studies with 57,916 patients were included in the meta-analysis...
January 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087071/development-of-delineation-for-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-region-in-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-an-optimized-organ-at-risk
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Jie Lee, Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Ming Hsu, Jhen-Bin Lin, Chou-Hsien Lee, Kuo-Wei Lu, Kun-Yao Dai, Xu-Nian Huang, Jun-Zhao Huang, Meng-Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and diagonal branches (DBs) are blurred on computed tomography (CT). We aimed to define the LAD region (LADR) with adequate inclusion of the LAD and DBs and contouring consistency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The LADR was defined using coronary CT angiograms. The inclusion ratio was used to assess the LAD and DBs inclusion by the LADR. Four radiation oncologists delineated the LAD and LADR, using contrast-enhanced CT of 15 patients undergoing left breast radiotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077818/enlargement-of-the-excluded-left-atrial-appendage-with-thrombus
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Shigeaki Aoyagi, Satoru Tobinaga, Hiroyuki Saisho
We report progressive enlargement of the excluded left atrial appendage (LAA) with a thrombus in a patient who had undergone valve surgery and endocardial suture closure of the LAA previously. Echocardiography and CT detected no communication between the LAA and the left atrium. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the LAA was filled with fresh and old thrombi. Coronary arteriography demonstrated small left coronary artery-LAA fistulae. At surgery, successful exclusion of the LAA was confirmed after removal of the thrombi...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071959/tenfold-risk-increase-of-major-cardiovascular-events-after-high-limb-amputation-with-non-compliance-for-secondary-prevention-measures
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Evgeniya V Shalaeva, Hugo Saner, Bakhtiyor B Janabaev, Aleksandra V Shalaeva
Background The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of compliance with lifestyle recommendations and medication on 1-year prevention of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) after trans-femoral amputation (TFA). Methods In this prospective single-center interventional cohort study, 179 consecutive T2D patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent 1-year follow-up examination after TFA in 2013. Lower limb and coronary artery CT angiography were provided before surgery; physical examination and laboratory tests were performed at baseline and every month after TFA for 1 year...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070882/effect-of-a-180-mg-ticagrelor-loading-dose-on-myocardial-necrosis-in-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-preliminary-study
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QuanFu Xu, YingGang Sun, Yi Zhang, Bo Liu, Lu Fang, ChengXing Shen, YiGang Li, Shu Meng
BACKGROUND: To examine whether a loading dose of ticagrelor on top of clopidogrel reduced post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) myonecrosis. METHODS: Seventy seven coronary artery disease patients received a loading dose of 300 mg clopidogrel pre-PCI and were divided into three groups: group TT (n = 36): a loading dose of 180 mg ticagrelor pre-PCI, followed by ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily commencing one day post-PCI; group CT (n = 26): a maintenance dose of ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily; group CC (n = 15): clopidogrel 75 mg daily post-PCI...
January 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069733/prognostic-value-of-coronary-ct-angiography-lessons-from-the-west-denmark-cardiac-registry
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Jonathon Leipsic, Philipp Blanke
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January 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069008/accuracy-of-echocardiographic-area-length-method-in-chronic-myocardial-infarction-comparison-with-cardiac-ct-in-pigs
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Haitham Ballo, Miikka Tarkia, Matti Haavisto, Christoffer Stark, Marjatta Strandberg, Tommi Vähäsilta, Virva Saunavaara, Tuula Tolvanen, Mika Teräs, Ville-Veikko Hynninen, Timo Savunen, Anne Roivainen, Juhani Knuuti, Antti Saraste
BACKGROUND: We evaluated echocardiographic area-length methods to measure left ventricle (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) in parasternal short axis views in comparison with cardiac computed tomography (CT) in pigs with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Male farm pigs with surgical occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (n = 9) or sham operation (n = 5) had transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac-CT 3 months after surgery...
January 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067546/association-of-g-protein-beta3-subunit-gene-c825t-polymorphism-with-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-chinese-hypertensive-patients
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Weiwei Zhu, Jing Li, Xipeng Sun, Qi Hua
Several recent studies showed that C825T polymorphism is related to cardiovascular diseases in normal population. However, studies on whether 825T allele influences the incidence of cardiovascular diseases in hypertensive patients are rare. In the current study, 729 patients (CC, n = 332; CT, n = 313; TT, n = 84) with essential hypertension were genotyped for C825T polymorphism of the GNB3 gene and followed 8 years for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) which include stroke, the onset of coronary artery disease (CAD), and all-cause death...
January 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066799/the-study-protocol-for-a-non-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-using-a-genotype-guided-strategy-in-a-dataset-of-patients-who-undergone-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-stent
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Cristina Lucía Dávila-Fajardo, Jesús Sánchez-Ramos, Xando Diaz- Villamarín, Luis Javier Martínez-González, Pablo Toledo Frías, Susana Martínez Huertas, Francisco Burillo Gómez, Juan Caballero Borrego, Alicia Bautista Pavés, Mª Carmen Marín Guzmán, José Antonio Ramirez Hernández, Concepción Correa Vilches, Jose Cabeza Barrera
This article contains data related to the research article entitled "Results of genotype-guided antiplatelet therapy in patients undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with stent" (J. Sánchez-Ramos, C.L. Dávila-Fajardo, P. Toledo Frías, X. Díaz Villamarín, L.J. Martínez-González, S. Martínez Huertas, F. Burillo Gómez, J. Caballero Borrego, A. Bautista Pavés, M.C. Marín Guzmán, J.A. Ramirez Hernández, C. Correa Vilches, J. Cabeza Barrera, 2016) (1). This data article reports, for the first time, about the non-randomized clinical trial protocol that check if CYP2C19/ABCB1 genotype-guided strategy in which the choice of antiplatelet therapy is based on the genetic test, reduces the rates of cardiovascular events and bleeding compared to a non-tailored strategy in patients undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065380/iterative-model-reconstruction-reduces-calcified-plaque-volume-in-coronary-ct-angiography
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Mihály Károlyi, Bálint Szilveszter, Márton Kolossváry, Richard A P Takx, Csilla Celeng, Andrea Bartykowszki, Ádám L Jermendy, Alexisz Panajotu, Júlia Karády, Rolf Raaijmakers, Walter Giepmans, Béla Merkely, Pál Maurovich-Horvat
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of iterative model reconstruction (IMR) on calcified plaque quantification as compared to filtered back projection reconstruction (FBP) and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) in coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). METHODS: Raw image data of 52 patients who underwent 256-slice CTA were reconstructed with IMR, HIR and FBP. We evaluated qualitative, quantitative image quality parameters and quantified calcified and partially calcified plaque volumes using automated software...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065231/impact-of-myocardial-bridge-mural-coronary-artery-on-myocardial-blood-supply
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Xin-Bin Zhao, Yu Fu, Xiao-Bo Dong, Zhi Qi
Objective To explore the impact of myocardial bridge-mural coronary artery (MB-MCA) on myocardial blood supply. Methods The imaging data of 74 patients with the isolate MB in the left anterior descending artery undergoing 256-slice CT coronary angiography and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) were retrospectively analyzed. The subjects were divided into incomplete and complete MB types. The length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA were measured.The type and length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA (according to Noble grade) were compared between the normal and abnormal MPI groups...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058674/quantitative-myocardial-blood-flow-imaging-with-integrated-time-of-flight-pet-mr
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Tanja Kero, Jonny Nordström, Hendrik J Harms, Jens Sörensen, Håkan Ahlström, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: The use of integrated PET-MR offers new opportunities for comprehensive assessment of cardiac morphology and function. However, little is known on the quantitative accuracy of cardiac PET imaging with integrated time-of-flight PET-MR. The aim of the present work was to validate the GE Signa PET-MR scanner for quantitative cardiac PET perfusion imaging. Eleven patients (nine male; mean age 59 years; range 46-74 years) with known or suspected coronary artery disease underwent (15)O-water PET scans at rest and during adenosine-induced hyperaemia on a GE Discovery ST PET-CT and a GE Signa PET-MR scanner...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055253/image-quality-in-coronary-ct-angiography-challenges-and-technical-solutions
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Olivier Ghekiere, Rodrigo Salgado, Nico Buls, Tim Leiner, Isabelle Mancini, Piet Vanhoenacker, Paul Dendale, Alain Nchimi
Multidetector CT angiography has become a widely accepted examination for non-invasive evaluation of the heart and coronary arteries. Despite its ongoing success and worldwide clinical implementation, it remains an often-challenging procedure in which image quality, and hence diagnostic value, is determined by both technical and patient-related factors. Thorough knowledge of these factors is important to obtain high quality examinations. In this review, we discuss several key elements that may adversely affect coronary CT angiography image quality as well as potential measures that can be taken to mitigate their impact...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054182/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-fdg-myocardial-uptake-pattern-in-fasting-patients-comparison-of-pet-ct-spect-and-echo-results
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Malgorzata Kobylecka, Monika Budnik, Janusz Kochanowski, Radoslaw Piatkowski, Marek Chojnowski, Katarzyna Fronczewska-Wieniawska, Tomasz Mazurek, Joanna Maczewska, Michał Peller, Grzegorz Opolski, Leszek Krolicki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the accumulation pattern of 18F-FDG in fasting patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and to correlate the results with perfusion scintigraphy and echocardiography. METHODS: 18 consecutive patients with TTC were identified by clinical symptoms, cardiac catheterization, and echocardiography. Coronary angiography (CA) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were performed on the day of the onset of symptoms. An assessment of myocardial perfusion (99mTc-MIBI) and glucose metabolism (18F-FDG) was performed within 18 days...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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