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Effect of obesity and nonobesity on grading aortic valve stenosis severity
AVAI and ELI for the grading of stenosis in patients with obesity may lead to overestimation of true AS severity.
Impact of preprocedural assessment of myocardial contractility reserve on outcomes of aortic stenosis patients with impaired left ventricular function undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Patients with severe AS and impaired LV function benefit from TAVI and have comparable procedural outcomes as those with with preserved LVEF.
FRANCE 2 Registry: Effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Valve Academic Research Consortium–defined outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Concomitant COPD in patients referred for TAVI characterizes a high-risk population.
Arrhythmia burden among patients diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis
Atrial arrhythmias occurs more frequently than ventricular arrhythmias in patients with sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement.
Mortality in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with benign presentation and without risk factors
Risk of sudden death occurred at an event rate of 0.6% per year, among patients with HC without conventional risk factors and with no or mild symptoms.
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Impact of aerobic exercise training on arterial stiffening in metabolic syndrome without overt cardiovascular disease or T2DM
Aerobic exercise training can improve some of the pathophysiological changes associated with MetS.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium: Risk of acute kidney injury PCI using radial versus femoral vascular access
Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with significantly lower risk of acute kidney injury when compared with transfemoral PCI.
Transplant coronary artery vasculopathy with correlation to cellular rejection
Patients in the high-grade rejection group versus none/mild rejection group are associated with thicker intima in all coronary segments.
Algorithm using manual compression repair and ultrasound-guided thrombin injection for the management of iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysm
178 MC- and 357 UGTI-procedures showed overall success rate of 97.2%.
N-Acetylcysteine or sodium bicarbonate in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with ST-segment–myocardial infarction
N-acetylcysteine or sodium bicarbonate treatment did not significantly reduce rate of acute CIN.
Percutaneous Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in small (<30 kg) children with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract conduits
Percutaneous TPV replacement can be performed in small children with good procedural and early hemodynamic results.
Prognostic value of thermodilution-derived coronary blood flow pattern immediately after coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment–elevation myocardial infarction
A bimodal shape of the thermodilution curve is associated with microcirculatory damage and poor clinical outcomes at midterm.
A Meta-Analysis of the efficacy of intracoronary stem cell infusion after acute myocardial infarction
Intracoronary infusion of BMMNC does not enhance cardiac function on MRI-derived parameters.
Effect of eplerenone on insulin action in patients with essential hypertension
Eplerenone has neutral effects on insulin action in hypertensive, non-diabetic patients.
Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study-Kyoto Registry Cohort-2: Long term adverse outcomes after implantation of Sirolimus-Eluting Stent and Bare-Metal Stent
Late catch-up phenomenon regarding stent thrombosis and TLR was significantly more pronounced with SES than that with BMS.
PioRAGE: Effects of pioglitazone versus glimepiride on plasma soluble RAGE and RAGE expression in type 2 diabetes
Pioglitazone suppresses RAGE expression and increases circulating sRAGE/esRAGE.
Relationship between adiponectin, plasma pro brain natriuretic peptide and incident heart failure
Plasma adiponectin and proBNP are strongly associated.
Resistance arteries in healthy individuals and in patients with end stage renal disease
Correlations of pulse pressure and diastolic blood pressure with resistance artery function indicate compensating measures in the microcirculation during end stage renal disease.
AGT and the GNB3 polymorphisms and insulin resistance in prehypertension
There is no correlation between specific SNPs, blood pressure and insulin resistance.
Correlation between uric acid levels and high blood pressure among children and adolescents
Serum uric acid levels are associated with high blood pressure in children and adolescents aged 10–15 years.
Role played by body weight, fat distribution and weight change in different incidence of hypertension in various ethnic population
Genetic factors or unidentified other determinants are involved in ethnic differences in the incidence of hypertension.
Outcomes of drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass grafting in diabetic patients with multi-vessel disease
Early mortality in diabetic patients with multivessel disease, in the DES/PCI cohort is lower while peri-procedural stroke rates are lower in PCI cohort.
TITANIC XV: Bioactive Titanium Stents versus Everolimus-eluting Stents in Diabetic Patients
Everolimus-eluting stent is superior to titanium stent for clinical and angiographic end points.
SYNTAX Trial: Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with left main disease
When compared to CABG, PCI-treated patients have a lower stroke but higher revascularization rate and similar overall MACCE.
The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study: Association between birth weight and carotid wall thickness in young adults
High birth weight is associated with obesity and increased carotid wall thickness.
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: Prognostic value of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone
25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels do not predict changes in carotid arterial stiffness.
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study: Correlation between small dense low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and risk for incident coronary heart disease
Small dense low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol concentrations predict risk for coronary heart disease.
Effect of size of Blalock-Taussig shunt on tricuspid regurgitation in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
A smaller-diameter Blalock-Taussig shunt reduces the prevalence of significant tricuspid valve regurgitation at the time of bidirectional cavopulmonary connection.
Development of post-cardiac surgery infections: role of patient's profile and allogeneic blood transfusion
Post-cardiac surgery infections occur more frequently in patients with predetermined risk factors.
Effects of cardiac rehabilitation on exercise capacity in non-diabetics and diabetic patients
Both cardiac and noncardiac factors determine improvement in exercise capacity.
Relationship between adiponectin, plasma pro brain natriuretic peptide and incident heart failure
Plasma adiponectin and proBNP are strongly associated.
Resistance arteries in healthy individuals and in patients with end stage renal disease
Correlations of pulse pressure and diastolic blood pressure with resistance artery function indicate compensating measures in the microcirculation during end stage renal disease.
PioRAGE: Effects of pioglitazone versus glimepiride on plasma soluble RAGE and RAGE expression in type 2 diabetes
Pioglitazone suppresses RAGE expression and increases circulating sRAGE/esRAGE.
Correlation between uric acid levels and high blood pressure among children and adolescents
Serum uric acid levels are associated with high blood pressure in children and adolescents aged 10–15 years.
Role played by body weight, fat distribution and weight change in different incidence of hypertension in various ethnic population
Genetic factors or unidentified other determinants are involved in ethnic differences in the incidence of hypertension.
AGT and the GNB3 polymorphisms and insulin resistance in prehypertension
There is no correlation between specific SNPs, blood pressure and insulin resistance.
Abnormal ankle-brachial index in CAD patients with and without diabetes mellitus
Abnormal ABI confers an incremental risk of MACE in addition to DM and traditional CV risk factors.
Impact of Gliclazide, Metformin and Pioglitazone Monotherapies cardiovascular risk factors in patients with newly diagnosed uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus
Pioglitazone administration improves conventional/non-conventional cardiovascular risk factors when compared to gliclazide and MET therapies.
Changes in aortic geometry throughout life in both genders
At young age only, female gender is associated with smaller aortic dimensions.
Prognostic value of asymmetric dimethylarginine following coronary artery bypass grafting
There is a marked increase of ADMA and oxidative stress within the first few days following CABG.
Impact of weight loss and salt reduction on blood pressure
Weight loss and sodium reduction may not be effective interventions for BP-VVV lowering among individuals with high-normal DBP.
Correlation between peripheral arterial disease and other atherosclerosis markers and diabetic nephropathy
Triglycerides levels are associated with diabetic nephropathy, independently of the presence of PAD.
Different valve types have unique determinants of aortic dilatation
Two most common BAV morphotypes were associated with aortic dilatation at RL at the root and RN at the tubular ascending tract, independent of valve function.
Long-term clinical outcomes of myocardial bridging on patients with left anterior descending coronary artery disease implanting drug-eluting stent
Myocardial bridging appears to be associated with adverse effects in patients with DES implantation on LAD.
PATENT saphenous vein graft study: No-touch’ vs the conventional technique for determining markers of vascular injury and vascular smooth muscle cell activation in saphenous vein grafts
When compared with CON harvesting, SVGs harvesting using the 'NT' technique demonstrates an early molecular and morphological pattern which was consistent with decreased VSMC activation.
Right and left internal thoracic arteries: Histomorphology and risk factors for intimal hyperplasia
The right and left internal thoracic arteries have equivalent histological and morphometric properties.
Pronostic value of high-sensitivity troponin in determining atrial fibrillation development post cardiac surgery
High presurgical hsTnT levels are independently predictive of patients developing AF after cardiac surgery.
Effect of preoperative symptoms on outcomes of patients undergoing aortic valve repair for severe degenerative aortic insufficiency
Aortic valve repair is associated with excellent long-term outcomes, while symptoms are associated with reduced long-term survival in asymptomatic patients with severe degenerative aortic insufficiency.
Effects prediabetes on arterial thickness and stiffness in obese youth
Prediabetic youth have worse cardiometabolic risk factors, evidence of increased arterial thickness and stiffness.
Impact of early administration of glycoprotein IIbIIIa inhibitors on angiographic parameters, in patients with non–ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
Therer are fewer angiographic procedural complications with early routine eptifibatide use.
Predictors of moderate-to-severe pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, and electromechanical dissociation in STEMI patients
There has been fall in rates of pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade and electromechanical dissociation in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the last 2 decades.
Statin versus no statin prescription at discharge in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Absence of a discharge statin prescription after STEMI independently predicts ischemic events including death.
Impact of serum potassium level on long-term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Mortality risk is greater for serum potassium levels of >4.5 mEq/L versus 3.5 to <4.0 mEq/L levels.
Frequency and predictors of intensive statin therapy use after AMI among patients with diabetes mellitus
Only 1 in 5 diabetic patients after an AMI are prescribed intensive statin therapy at discharge.
Exercise capacity and training in patients after valvular surgery
Exercise capacity post cardiac surgery is correlated with preoperative risk and the type of surgery.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with severely stenotic bicuspid versus tricuspid or nonbicuspid valves
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in high surgical risk patients with severe BAV stenosis appears to be feasible.
Prognostic value of systemic choline and betaine levels in stable cardiac patients
Prognostic value of choline and betaine depends on intestinal microbiota-generated metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide.
Efficacy of pentaerithrityl tetranitrate in patients with chronic stable angina pectoris on beta-blockers
Pentaerithrityl tetranitrate when administered in combination with modern anti-ischaemic therapy increases the exercise tolerance in symptomatic patients with reduced exercise capacity.
Endothelial function measured by peripheral artery tonometry among adolescents with overweight or obesity
Endothelial dysfunction, measured by lower RH-PAT score and higher baseline pulse amplitude, is present in overweight adolescents.
Brachial cuff-based device and radial tonometry for estimating arterial pressure
Highly reproducible central systolic BP estimated by the cuff-based device. (coefficient of variation 4 and 8% for short and long-term reproducibility, respectively) that are comparable to tonometry based central systolic BP.
Complior Analyse device with Sphygmocor versus Complior SP for pulse wave velocity and central pressure assessment
Equivalent results for PWV and central pressure values are observed with the new Complior Analyse as was reported by Sphygmocor and Complior SP.
Maternal cardiovascular function from preconception to the postpartum period
First trimester or postpartum baselines will underestimate the true extent of pregnancy-related changes in cardiovascular function.
Relation between maternal adiposity and blood pressure in pregnancy
Maternal adiposity is associated with higher peripheral and central blood pressures during pregnancy.
PURE study:Self-reported alcohol intake versus biochemical markers for estimating changes in blood pressure in low resource settings
Self-reported alcohol intake is a better estimate of 5-year change in blood pressure than biochemical markers.
Outcomes of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin ii receptor blockers in patients with diabetes mellitus
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors but not ARBs, reduce all-cause mortality, CV mortality, and major CV events in diabetic patients.
Correlation between left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and cardiorespiratory responses during exercise among patient swith hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac reserve is reduced owing to failure of SV augmentation.
ACUITY trial: Impact of coronary collateral circulation in patients with acute coronary syndromes
There is no beneficial role of visible coronary collateral vessels on clinical outcomes in patients with ACS.
Release kinetics of early ischaemic biomarkers in acute myocardial infarction
There is increase in sFlt-1 and hFABPd very early after induction of myocardial ischaemia.
Association between sedentary behavior as measured by accelerometer and cardio-metabolic risk in active older adults
In seniors, sedentary behavior is associated with an adverse metabolic effect on LDL.
Histological substrate for late gadolinium enhancement in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients
Reduced longitudinal septal strain correlates better with interstitial and total fibrosis in myectomy specimens of myectomised HCM patients.
Ability of high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry urine analysis to identify non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment
High-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry urine analysis can be used to exclude non-adherence to therapy.
Prognostic value of rest and stress echocardiography in coronary artery disease screening among patients with T2DM
In diabetic patients presence of an extensive inducible ischemia was independently associated with a worst outcome.
Correlation between exercise capacity and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Exercise intolerance is significantly associated with paroxysmal AF after adjusting for age, sex and body mass index.
Outcomes of Stanford type A aortic dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome
In-hospital mortality with emergency surgery for type A dissection is low in patients with Marfan syndrome.
Risk of acute cardiovascular events after community-acquired bacteremia
Community-acquired bacteremia increases the short-term risk of myocardial infarction and stroke.
Correlation between physical activity and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in diabetic adults
Moderate physical activity levels are associated with better prognosis in diabetic adults.
Diabetes Heart Study: Association of Genetic Risk Score With Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality
The two simple genetic risk scores based on 13 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 30 SNPs, can be used for examining genetic associations for adverse outcomes in type 2 diabetics.
Occurrence and predictors of pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, and eectromechanical dissociation in STEMI patients
In the last 2 decades, pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, and electromechanical dissociation rates in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction have objectively fallen.
Angiographic substudy of EARLY ACS: Outcomes of early eptifibatide therapy in non–ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
Early routine eptifibatide administration reduces angiographic procedural complications.
Role of diabetes and hyperglycemia in left ventricular dysfunction in a community-based cohort
Hyperglycemia has a greater impact on left ventricle function in South Asians than in Europeans.
Clinical benefit of IVUS during revascularization in patients with left main coronary artery disease with drug-eluting stents
IVUS guidance during percutaneous coronary intervention yields better outcomes in patients with LM disease undergoing revascularization with DES.
Correlation between serum potassium level to long-term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction
There exists an association between long-term mortality and serum potassium levels, but no such correlation is observed between serum potassium levels and the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias.
DELTA Registry: PCI versus CABG for ostial/midshaft lesions for ostial/midshaft lesions in unprotected left main coronary artery
Long-term clinical outcomes with PCI and CABG for ostial/midshaft lesions in an ULMCA are comparable, despite the use of older first-generation DES.
Differential use of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor in routine practice among Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Ticagrelor patients are older, more often female, had higher frequency of cardiovascular risk factors.
Concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and H2 receptor blockers with thienopyridines in patients undergoing coronary stenting
Concomitant use of PPI and thieonopyridines after stenting increases readmission rate and recurrent ACS episodes at 12 months.
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