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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816542/the-fate-of-asymptomatic-severe-carotid-stenosis-in-the-era-of-best-medical-therapy
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Rodolfo Pini, Gianluca Faggioli, Andrea Vacirca, Laura Maria Cacioppa, Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Andrea Stella
BACKGROUND: Medical therapy for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) may obviate the carotid revascularization, according to recent literature reports, but many studies also considered moderate carotid artery stenosis (50-69% NASCET). This study reviews the most recent series of ACAS focusing on ipsilateral transient ischemic attack (TIA) stroke and annual risk of stroke in patients with ACAS ≥70%, thereby also evaluating the adherence to best medical therapy (BMT). METHODS: A systematic review consisting of all the series of patients with ACAS being treated medically was performed, which was published after 2005...
August 17, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816358/trpc3-mediated-ca-2-signals-as-a-promising-strategy-to-boost-therapeutic-angiogenesis-in-failing-hearts-the-role-of-autologous-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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REVIEW
Francesco Moccia, Angela Lucariello, Germano Guerra
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a sub-population of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells that are released in circulation to restore damaged endothelium during its physiological turnover or rescue blood perfusion after an ischemic insult. Additionally, they may be mobilized from perivascular niches located within larger arteries' wall in response to hypoxic conditions. For this reason, EPCs have been regarded as an effective tool to promote revascularization and functional recovery of ischemic hearts, but clinical application failed to exploit the full potential of patients-derived cells...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815727/gender-disparities-among-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-treated-via-endovascular-approach-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#3
Rajkumar Doshi, Priyank Shah, Perwaiz Meraj
BACKGROUND: Remarkable improvement in the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) has led to changes in revascularization strategies from traditional open surgery to less invasive endovascular management. However, few studies are available on gender disparities in patients with PAD treated via an endovascular approach. This study was designed to analyze gender related differences with respect to in-hospital outcomes in PAD patients. METHODS: Our data was obtained from National Inpatient Sample (NIS) 2012 through 2014...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814629/modular-tissue-engineering-for-the-vascularization-of-subcutaneously-transplanted-pancreatic-islets
#4
Alexander E Vlahos, Nicholas Cober, Michael V Sefton
The transplantation of pancreatic islets, following the Edmonton Protocol, is a promising treatment for type I diabetics. However, the need for multiple donors to achieve insulin independence reflects the large loss of islets that occurs when islets are infused into the portal vein. Finding a less hostile transplantation site that is both minimally invasive and able to support a large transplant volume is necessary to advance this approach. Although the s.c. site satisfies both these criteria, the site is poorly vascularized, precluding its utility...
August 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814233/statins-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
#5
Manolis Vavuranakis, Maria Kariori, Gerasimos Siasos, Konstantinos Kalogeras, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) frequently experience recurrent adverse events from the cardiovascular system comparing to either healthy individuals or individuals with stable coronary artery disease. This is attributed to the inflammatory cascade that is activated during ACS resulting in increased risk for rupture of vulnerable plaques. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, it is of great importance to avoid recurrent events with treatment aiming at secondary prevention which includes the management of lipid profile besides alteration in the lifestyle and habits...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813772/pilot-study-to-determine-safety-and-efficacy-of-paclitaxel-infusion-in-de-novo-peripheral-lesions-using-the-atrium-clearway-balloon
#6
Joseph Anderson, Laura Danielson, Jodan Anderson, Katie Pohlson, Tyler Remund, Chad Laurich, Greg Schultz, Angelo Santos, Gopinath Mani, Patrick Kelly, Andrea Shermann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a one-time infusion of paclitaxel through an Atrium ClearWay balloon in infra inguinal de novo peripheral lesions. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective study looking at treatment of 50 limbs. Treatment includes standard infra inguinal endovascular revascularization followed by a pre-prescribed infusion of paclitaxel. Control is standard reintervention without subsequent paclitaxel infusion. Patients were followed at one, four, and 10 months with ankle-brachial index (ABI)s, arterial duplex of the treated limb, and Rutherford classification stage measured before and after procedures and at each follow-up...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813218/five-year-outcomes-after-on-pump-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass
#7
A Laurie Shroyer, Brack Hattler, Todd H Wagner, Joseph F Collins, Janet H Baltz, Jacquelyn A Quin, G Hossein Almassi, Elizabeth Kozora, Faisal Bakaeen, Joseph C Cleveland, Muath Bishawi, Frederick L Grover
Background Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be performed either with cardiopulmonary bypass (on pump) or without cardiopulmonary bypass (off pump). We report the 5-year clinical outcomes in patients who had been included in the Veterans Affairs trial of on-pump versus off-pump CABG. Methods From February 2002 through June 2007, we randomly assigned 2203 patients at 18 medical centers to undergo either on-pump or off-pump CABG, with 1-year assessments completed by May 2008. The two primary 5-year outcomes were death from any cause and a composite outcome of major adverse cardiovascular events, defined as death from any cause, repeat revascularization (CABG or percutaneous coronary intervention), or nonfatal myocardial infarction...
August 17, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811677/the-relationship-between-vegfa-and-tgfb1-polymorphisms-and-target-lesion-revascularization-after-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#8
Tadeusz Osadnik, Andrzej Lekston, Kamil Bujak, Joanna Katarzyna Strzelczyk, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The specific association between genetic variation and in-stent restenosis is still only partly understood. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between functional polymorphisms in the genes encoding vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A; rs699947) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1; rs1800470) and target lesion revascularization (TLR) risk. METHODS: A total of 676 patients (805 lesions) with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) who received elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with at least one bare-metal stent implantation were included...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810900/polymer-free-dual-drug-eluting-stents-evaluated-in-a-porcine-model
#9
Bin Zhang, Bo Zheng, Xingang Wang, Qiuping Shi, Jia Jia, Yong Huo, Chunshui Pan, Jingyan Han, Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Although drug-eluting stents have dramatically reduced the rates of restenosis and target lesion revascularization, they are associated with stent thrombosis (ST), a catastrophic event likely due to delayed endothelialization and chronic inflammation caused by the polymer and the metal scaffolds. To increase the safety and efficacy of stents, polymer-free dual drug-eluting stents (DDES) have been developed. METHODS: A total 160 stents (Bare-metal stents (BMS), polymer-free probucol stents (PrES), sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and DDES) were randomly implanted in the coronary arteries of 80 pigs...
August 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810251/a-prospective-randomized-open-label-blinded-endpoint-study-exploring-platelet-response-to-half-dose-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-hope-tailor-study
#10
Cai De Jin, Moo Hyun Kim, Junghee Bang, Victor Serebruany
BACKGROUND: The optimal dosing of novel oral P2Y12 receptor platelet inhibitors such as prasugrel or ticagrelor is unclear and especially challenging in East Asians. We hypothesize that half-dose prasugrel and ticagrelor may be sufficient for long-term maintenance management in Korean patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with conventional dosages. DESIGN: HOPE-TAILOR (Half Dose of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor in Platelet Response after Acute Coronary Syndromes) is a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded, endpoint (PROBE) single-center, clinical trial...
August 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807577/a-comparison-of-inflammatory-responses-between-robotically-enhanced-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-conventional-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-implications-for-hybrid-revascularization
#11
Galina Leyvi, Kumar Vivek, Sankalp Sehgal, Adrienne Warrick, Kea Alexa Moncada, Nancy Shilian, Jonathan D Leff, Robert E Michler, Joseph J DeRose
OBJECTIVE: The inflammatory response elicited by robotically enhanced coronary artery bypass grafting (r-CABG) has not been well described. When r-CABG is performed as part of hybrid coronary revascularization, the inflammatory milieu and the timing of percutaneous coronary intervention may affect the stent patency negatively in the short and long term. The goal of this study was to describe the extent and time course of cytokine release after r-CABG compared with conventional CABG (c-CABG) and to elucidate the optimal timing for r-CABG in the setting of hybrid coronary revascularization for a future study...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807510/angina-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-need-for-precision-medicine
#12
Giampaolo Niccoli, Rocco Antonio Montone, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Filippo Crea
Persistence or recurrence of angina after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) represent an important clinical issue involving from one fifth to one third of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization at one-year follow-up. A systematic approach to this syndrome is strongly needed. Precision medicine is particularly important in addressing angina after successful PCI because of the multiple underlying causes. Restenosis or coronary atherosclerosis progression explain symptom recurrence after successful PCI in some patients, while functional causes, including vasomotor abnormalities of epicardial coronary arteries and/or coronary microvascular dysfunction, explain symptoms in the remaining patients...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807407/infrarenal-aorta-as-the-donor-site-for-bypasses-to-the-superior-mesenteric-artery-for-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-a-prospective-clinical-series-of-24-patients
#13
Giulio Illuminati, Giulia Pizzardi, Francesco G Calio', Rocco Pasqua, Federica Masci, Francesco Vietri
BACKGROUND: Treatment of symptomatic, chronic mesenteric ischemia is indicated to relieve symptoms and prevent acute ischemia and death. Current therapeutic options include endovascular and open surgery. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the results of bypasses to the superior mesenteric artery arising from the infrarenal aorta or infrarenal aortic grafts. METHODS: From January 1999 to December 2016, 24 consecutive patients with a mean age of 61 years underwent a prosthetic bypass to the superior mesenteric artery...
August 11, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807382/association-between-statin-therapy-and-amputation-free-survival-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-critisch-registry
#14
Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Matthias Borowski, Giovanni Torsello, Theodosios Bisdas
OBJECTIVE: Secondary prevention in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) is crucial for the reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Nonetheless, current recommendations are extrapolated from other high-risk populations because of the lack of CLI-dedicated trials. The aim of this explorative study was to evaluate the association of statin therapy with the outcomes of CLI patients. METHODS: The First-Line Treatments in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (CRITISCH) registry is a prospective multicenter registry analyzing the effectiveness of all available treatment strategies in 1200 CLI patients...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806248/bone-spect-ct-localizes-increased-bone-metabolism-and-subsequent-bone-resorption-in-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy
#15
Hidetoshi Narimatsu, Tadaki Nakahara, Sayuri Kodama, Hiromi Hisazumi, Shinichi Tominaga, Kiyoshi Ohkuma, Masahiro Jinzaki
A 64-year-old man with lung cancer with a history of revascularization of the occluded right femoral artery underwent bone scintigraphy, which showed intense uptake in the distal side of the right leg. The additional SPECT/CT clarified that the uptake was predominantly increased in the epiphyses of the right ankle and foot with possible osteopenia. One month later, follow-up SPECT/CT showed the manifestation of periosteal resorption in the hypermetabolic sites with slight decrease in bone metabolism. Radiological correlation between bone metabolism and subsequent bone resorption in addition to clinical symptoms in this patient suggested the diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805967/prognostic-value-of-exercise-capacity-among-men-undergoing-pharmacologic-treatment-for-erectile-dysfunction-the-fit-project
#16
Robert V Same, Mahmoud Al Rifai, David I Feldman, Kevin L Billups, Clinton A Brawner, Zeina A Dardari, Jonathan K Ehrman, Steven J Keteyian, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: Vascular erectile dysfunction (ED) has been identified as a potentially useful risk factor for predicting future cardiovascular events, particularly in younger men. Because these men typically score more favorably on traditional cardiovascular disease risk assessment tools, there exists a gap in knowledge for how to most appropriately identify those men who would benefit from more aggressive treatments. To date, no studies have examined the impact of fitness on cardiovascular outcomes in men with ED...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805303/controlled-release-of-igf1-enhances-urethral-sphincter-function-and-histological-structure-in-the-treatment-of-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-a-rodent-model
#17
Hao Yan, Liren Zhong, Yaodong Jiang, Jian Yang, Junhong Deng, Shicheng Wei, Emmanuel Opara, Anthony Atala, Xiangming Mao, Margot Damaser, Yuanyuan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) diminishes the quality of life of millions, particularly women who have delivered vaginally, which can injure the urethral sphincter. Despite several well-established treatments for SUI, growth factor therapy might provide an alternative to promote urethral sphincter repair. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of controlled release of IGF1 from alginate-poly-L-ornithine-gelatin microbeads (IGF1-A-PLO-G microbeads) on sphincter tissue regeneration in a rat model of SUI...
August 14, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805102/favourable-long-term-outcome-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-a-nationwide-cohort
#18
Hera Johannesdottir, Linda O Arnadottir, Jonas A Adalsteinsson, Tomas A Axelsson, Martin I Sigurdsson, Solveig Helgadottir, Dadi Helgason, Helga R Gardarsdottir, Steinthor A Marteinsson, Arnar Geirsson, Gudmundur Thorgeirsson, Tomas Gudbjartsson
OBJECTIVES: In a nationwide cohort, we analyzed long-term outcome following coronary artery bypass grafting, using the combined strategy of left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery and saphenous vein as secondary graft to other coronary targets. METHODS: 1,507 consecutive patients that underwent myocardial revascularization during 2001-2012 in Iceland. Mean follow-up was 6.8 years. Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events were depicted using the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 13, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805028/slow-and-steady-may-win-this-race
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EDITORIAL
James C Blankenship
This retrospective cohort study compares two strategies of stent delivery balloon inflation: inflation for 30 sec and longer as needed to stabilize the balloon pressure for 30 sec at the desired pressure, versus conventional fast inflation/fast deflation of the stent balloon The experimental technique decreased target vessel revascularization by about 50% as assessed by logistic regression and propensity analyses The investigators' recommendation to routinely use their prolonged inflation protocol is supported by six other studies over the past decade demonstrating that long stent balloon inflation produces better outcomes than does short inflation...
August 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804231/preliminary-report-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-staged-versus-complete-revascularization-in-patients-with-multivessel-disease-at-the-time-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#20
Marwan Saad, Ahmed Rashed, Wael El-Kilany, Mohamed El-Haddad, Islam Y Elgendy
This study aims to determine the safety and efficacy of complete versus staged-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of nonculprit lesions at the time of primary PCI in patients with multivessel disease. Recent trials had suggested that revascularization of nonculprit lesions at the time of primary PCI is associated with better outcomes, however; the optimum timing and overall safety of this approach is not well known. An observational prospective study was conducted, including 50 patients who presented with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and found to have at least an additional nonculprit significant (> 70%) type A or B lesion...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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