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Early outcome of magnesium bioresorbable scaffold implantation in acute coronary syndrome-the initial report from the Magmaris-ACS registry.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Cardiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland.

Objectives: The Magmaris-ACS Registry is the first assessment of the Magmaris implantation in the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) population.

Background: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS), the newest coronary stent technology, was developed to overcome the limitations of the metallic drug-eluting stents (DES). Current promising data of the Magmaris in patients with stable angina have encouraged to validate the second generation BRS in ACS indications. Read More

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December 2018

CRAX: A simple cardiovascular risk assessment tool to predict risk of acute myocardial infarction or death.

J Nucl Cardiol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Manitoba, 820 Sherbrook Street GC321, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1R9, Canada.

Background: Determining the risk of cardiovascular events is essential to optimize patient management.

Methods And Results: 5842 individuals underwent SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with 4.4 ± 1. Read More

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December 2018

Outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome in a referral hospital in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cardiovasc J Afr 2018 Dec 4;29:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Medicine, the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya; Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Background: Coronary artery disease and its acute presentation are being increasingly recognised and treated in sub-Saharan Africa. It is just over a decade since the introduction of interventional cardiology for coronary artery disease in Kenya. Local and regional data, and indeed data from sub-Saharan Africa on long-term outcomes of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are lacking. Read More

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December 2018

Marijuana Induced Myocarditis: A New Entity of Toxic Myocarditis.

Am J Med Case Rep 2018 26;6(9):169-172. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A- 11203.

Marijuana is the most common drug of abuse in the United States. Marijuana has more than 460 active chemical compounds including δ-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It acts via the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are distributed in various tissues in the body. Read More

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September 2018

Nodular Calcification in Saphenous Vein Graft Successfully Treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Case Rep Cardiol 2018 8;2018:5138705. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Aortic Center, Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.

Nodular calcification is sometimes detected in the native coronary artery. However, it is very rare to find in a saphenous vein graft (SVG). We herein report a rare case of stable angina pectoris (AP) due to nodular calcification. Read More

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November 2018

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Is an Important Tool to Prevent Catastrophes: Transinferior Epigastric Artery Cardiac Catheterization.

Case Rep Cardiol 2018 8;2018:2041643. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Cardiovascular Services, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, USA.

We report a case of cardiac catheterization that was done entirely by accidentally accessing the inferior epigastric artery (IEA) through an unintentional puncture of the U-shaped portion of the inferior epigastric artery. Luckily the patient did not have any trauma to the IEA and was d/c home with no complications. A 48-year-old female with history of hypertension and CAD S/P left circumflex stent many years ago who presented to our facility with persistent crescendo angina for which decision was made to proceed with LHC. Read More

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November 2018

Uncontrolled hyperlipidemia in Chinese patients who experienced acute coronary syndrome: an observational study.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2018 16;14:2255-2264. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Cardiology, Peking University First Hospital, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China,

Objective: Despite current standard of care, the overall lipid goal attainment rate for hyperlipidemia patients, especially those who have experienced acute coronary syndrome (ACS), is suboptimal, which predisposes them to a higher residual risk of atherothrombotic events. This study aimed to describe characteristics of Chinese patients who recently experienced an ACS event and were on lipid-lowering treatment, yet failing to reach targeted goal.

Methods: A multicenter, cross-sectional study was conducted to recruit 2,034 Chinese patients who experienced an ACS (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI], non-STEMI, or unstable angina) event within the past 4-40 weeks and were on statin treatment (>2 weeks) from March 2015 to December 2016. Read More

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November 2018

Moderate-intensity versus high-intensity statin therapy in Korean patients with angina undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents: A propensity-score matching analysis.

PLoS One 2018 7;13(12):e0207889. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Cardiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

Objectives: It is unclear whether high-intensity statin therapy provides incremental clinical benefits over moderate-intensity statin therapy in Asian patients with angina. This study sought to compare the clinical outcomes of moderate- and high-intensity statin therapies in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for angina in Korean patients.

Methods: Based on the national health insurance claims data in South Korea, patients aged 18 years or older without a known history of coronary artery disease, who underwent PCI with drug-eluting stents due to angina between 2011 and 2015, were enrolled. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of diabetes mellitus in patients undergoing contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention: Results from a Korean nationwide study.

PLoS One 2018 10;13(12):e0208746. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Cardiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

Objectives: Despite an obvious improvement in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) and survival rate of patients with CAD during recent decades, diabetes mellitus (DM) is still considered a risk factor of adverse clinical outcomes in these patients. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the clinical implications of DM in patients with CAD who underwent contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Methods: Based on the National Health Insurance claims data in South Korea, patients aged 18 years or older who had undergone PCI for the diagnosis of CAD between 2011 and 2015 were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

[Los niveles de mediadores prorresolutivos no corresponden con los de mediadores inflamatorios en enfermedades isquémicas coronarias].

Gac Med Mex 2018 ;154(Supp 2):S9-S14

Departmento de Inmunología, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez. Ciudad de México, México.

Background: Inflammation can be grouped into three phases: proinflammatory, anti-inflammatory, and resolution. The latter, mainly attributed to lipid mediators, is the most recently described, and has been studied little in coronary ischemic diseases.

Objective: To evaluate 1) if acute coronary syndromes (ACS) manifest different circulating levels of resolution mediators compared with stable angina (SA); 2) if their concentrations are related to those of pro and anti-inflammatory mediators; and 3) if such concentrations are associated with the severity of the disease and the damage produced. Read More

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January 2018

[Incomplete endovascular myocardial revascularization in patients with low ejection fraction].

Angiol Sosud Khir 2018 ;24(4):55-61

Federal Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery under the RF Ministry of Public Health, Penza, Russia.

Despite obvious progress of cardiac surgery, a low left ventricular ejection fraction is an important independent predictor of a high rate of complications and increased in-hospital lethality in open surgical interventions. On this ground, promising seems to be a method of endovascular myocardial revascularization, which is associated with a minimal number of intraoperative and postoperative complications. However, by means of transcutaneous coronary intervention (TCI) it is not always possible to perform complete anatomical myocardial revascularization. Read More

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January 2018

Sex differences in management and outcomes of patients with stable symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease: Insights from the PROMISE trial.

Am Heart J 2018 Nov 9;208:28-36. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.

Background: Although sex differences exist in the management of acute coronary syndromes, less is known about the management and outcomes of women and men with suspected coronary artery disease being evaluated with noninvasive testing (NIT).

Methods: We investigated sex-based differences in NIT results and subsequent clinical management in 4,720 women and 4,246 men randomized to CT angiography versus stress testing in the PROMISE trial. Logistic regression models assessed relationships between sex and referral for catheterization, revascularization, and aspirin or statin use. Read More

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November 2018

[Effectiveness of psychological intervention in cardiac rehabilitation].

Semergen 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, España.

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the results of the cognitive-behavioral intervention in the patients beneficiaries of the multidisciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation program of the Hospital General Universitario de Elche (Spain).

Material And Method: A sample that included 33 patients who had suffered an acute myocardial infarction or who suffer from unstable angina pectoris. These patients were referred from the Cardiology Department for inclusion in the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program during the period from September 2014 to October 2015. Read More

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December 2018

Accuracy of non-invasive stress testing in women and men with angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: While >20% of patients presenting to the cardiac catheterization laboratory with angina have no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), a majority (77%) have an occult coronary abnormality (endothelial dysfunction, microvascular dysfunction (MVD), and/or a myocardial bridge (MB)). There are little data regarding the ability of noninvasive stress testing to identify these occult abnormalities in patients with angina in the absence of obstructive CAD.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 155 patients (76. Read More

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October 2018

Characteristics of Lipid Profile and Effectiveness of Management of Dyslipidaemia In Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes - Data from the TERCET Registry with 19,287 patients.

Pharmacol Res 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Hypertension, WAM University Hospital in Lodz, Medical University of Lodz, Zeromskiego 113, Lodz, Poland; Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute (PMMHRI), Lodz, Poland; Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Zielona Gora, Zielona Gora, Poland. Electronic address:

Despite well-defined therapeutic low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) target in the highest-risk population, low percentage of patients is administered with intensive lipid-lowering therapy and achieves recommended levels. Therefore, based on the Hyperlipidaemia Therapy in tERtiary Cardiological cEnTer (TERCET) Registry data we investigated the characteristics of lipid profile and management of dyslipidemia in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. 19,287 consecutive patients hospitalized between 2006 and 2016 have been included in the study. Read More

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December 2018

The role of CD27-CD70 signaling in myocardial infarction and cardiac remodeling.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Cardiology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China; Clinic Center of Human Gene Research, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

Background: CD4 T cells are key players in regulating the inflammatory processes and physiological repair mechanisms engaged after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Although signaling through the CD27-CD70 co-stimulatory pathway are known to be important in CD4 T cell activation and proliferation in certain contexts, the role of the CD27-CD70 pathway in AMI remains unclear.

Methods And Results: A total of 43 control subjects, 42 unstable angina patients, and 90 AMI patients were enrolled in the present study. Read More

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December 2018

Successful Treatment of Erdheim-Chester Disease With Coronary Artery Involvement.

Can J Cardiol 2018 Dec 29;34(12):1688.e9-1688.e11. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Department of Hematology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans histiocytosis and inflammatory myeloid neoplasm with poor prognosis. Symmetric long bone osteosclerosis occurs in nearly all patients, but other organs are often involved. Coronary artery involvement is rare, but was encountered in a patient who experienced angina. Read More

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December 2018

A challenge for psychocardiology: Addressing the causes and consequences of patients' perceptions of enduring somatic threat.

Am Psychol 2018 Dec;73(9):1160-1171

Department of Medicine, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Columbia University Medical Center.

The enduring somatic threat (EST) model of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to life-threatening medical events suggests that PTSD-like symptoms represent patients' sensitization to cues of ongoing threat in the body. In this article, we review research on the prevalence and consequences of such reactions in cardiovascular disease patients, discuss early tests of the EST model, and then report a new test of the EST model in 143 patients enrolled during their first acute coronary syndrome (ACS; i.e. Read More

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December 2018

Pretest probability for patients with suspected obstructive coronary artery disease: re-evaluating Diamond-Forrester for the contemporary era and clinical implications: insights from the PROMISE trial.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, USA.

Aims: To update pretest probabilities (PTP) for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD ≥ 50%) across age, sex, and clinical symptom strata, using coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in a large contemporary population of patients with stable chest pain referred to non-invasive testing.

Methods And Results: We included patients enrolled in the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial and randomized to CTA. Exclusively level III-certified readers, blinded to demographic and clinical data, assessed the prevalence of CAD ≥ 50% in a central core lab. Read More

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December 2018
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[Intravascular ultrasound-guided antegrade recanalization of a complex chronic total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery: a case report].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):724-726

U.O.C. Cardiologia Interventistica-UTIC, Ospedale Santo Spirito, Pescara.

Patients with coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) if symptomatic for angina or with extensive inducible ischemia at provocative tests may be revascularized percutaneously or surgically. Percutaneous revascularization can be performed by antegrade or retrograde approach. In our case, in the presence of a long CTO of the left anterior descending coronary artery, the antegrade approach was chosen using an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter positioned in a secondary branch, to accurately identify the proximal lesion cap. Read More

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December 2018

[The coronary sinus Reducer: a new opportunity for refractory angina. Comparison between Italian experiences].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):705-713

Divisione di Cardiologia Interventistica, Dipartimento Cardio-Toraco-Vascolare, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano.

Refractory angina is a disabling condition that afflicts patients in whom we have no more strategy to improve their quality of life. This phenomenon has been increasing over the last years due to longer life expectancy, also resulting in a significant impact upon healthcare resources. The coronary sinus Reducer is a novel technology designed to improve the quality of life of these patients. Read More

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December 2018

[Usefulness, timing and modality of ECG stress testing after myocardial revascularization].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):692-704

Istituto di Cardiologia, Università degli Studi, Pisa.

Myocardial revascularization in patients with stable ischemic heart disease aims at eliminating myocardial ischemia, in order to (i) relieve anginal symptoms; (ii) improve functional capacity; and, possibly, (iii) improve prognosis. Given that ischemic recurrences are relatively common in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization, an appropriate follow-up is needed as part of a secondary prevention program. Stress testing can be here useful to: (i) detect residual or recurrent ischemia/angina; (ii) define functional capacity in order to establish physical aerobic training individualized programs; (iii) stratify prognosis. Read More

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December 2018
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Prognostic significance of coronary artery calcium scoring and single-photon emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging on major adverse cardiac events in patients at low risk for suspected coronary artery disease.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, School of Medicine , Tongji University , Shanghai , China.

Background: To explore the prognostic value of combination of coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) on the long-term risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in Chinese patients at low risk of suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).

Methods: The medical records of 1876 adult patients who were referred for clinically indicated non-invasive CAD detection with SPECT/CT from January 2011 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The primary outcome was the occurrence of MACEs, including cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), unstable angina (UA), and late revascularisation. Read More

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December 2018
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The utility of inflammation and platelet biomarkers in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2018 Nov 24;25(7):1263-1271. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland.

Introduction: Thrombotic and inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of the study was the evaluation of inflammation (white blood cells count/WBC, C-reactive protein/CRP, interleukin-6/IL-6) and platelet (platelet count/PLT, mean platelet volume/MPV, large platelet/LPLT, beta-thromboglobulin/β-TG) biomarkers in the groups of ACS patients depending on the severity of signs and symptoms and compared to controls without coronary artery disease.

Materials And Methods: The study group included 93 patients categorized into 3 subgroups depending on the severity of signs and symptoms of ACS. Read More

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November 2018

Microvascular angina: Are all women created equal?

Int J Cardiol 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Division of Cardiology, University of Perugia School of Medicine, Perugia, Italy. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Evaluation of serum sST2 and sCD40L values in patients with microvascular angina.

Microvasc Res 2018 Nov 28;122:85-93. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Cardiology, Koc University School of Medicine and Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: Coronary microvascular dysfunction plays a major role in the pathogenesis of microvascular angina (MVA). Along with endothelial dysfunction, microvascular atherosclerosis and inflammation seem to contribute to the development of coronary microvascular dysfunction. Serum soluble ST2 (sST2) and serum soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) are two biomarkers associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis. Read More

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November 2018

[Removal of a catheter kinked in the radial artery by anchoring the distal part of the catheter with a needle via transcutaneous approach].

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2018 12;46(8):710-713

VM Medicalpark Kocaeli Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Kocaeli.

Presently described is a case with a twisted catheter in the radial artery during coronary angiography and was removed after stretching it with an external needle tip inserted into the brachial artery. A 77-year-old male patient had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery 10 years earlier and implantation of a permanent pacemaker 2 years prior. He had presented with typical angina and a regional wall motion defect had been observed on echocardiography. Read More

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December 2018
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3D-speckle tracking echocardiography for assessment of coronary artery disease severity in stable angina pectoris.

Echocardiography 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Cardiology, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

Background And Aim: Stable angina pectoris is a common disease that may cause disability. Some noninvasive new methods can be useful for the detection of early-stage coronary artery disease. The relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and resting 3-dimensional-speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) in stable angina pectoris patients was evaluated in this study. Read More

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December 2018

Predictive Value of Endocan Based on TIMI Risk Score on Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Angiology 2018 Dec 4:3319718815241. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

We assessed the prognostic value of serum levels of endocan in patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) through its correlation with the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score and compared the possible association with clinical outcomes. In this prospective cross-sectional study, we enrolled 320 patients with documented ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-STEMI (NSTEMI), or unstable angina (UA) who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography. Endocan was measured soon after admission in the emergency department. Read More

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December 2018
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Predictors of side branch compromise in calcified bifurcation lesions treated with orbital atherectomy.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to identify the predictors of side branch (SB) compromise in severely calcified bifurcation lesions treated with orbital atherectomy (OA).

Background: SB compromise remains a major complication of bifurcation lesion percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Higher prevalence of lipid-rich plaques and spotty calcification by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and SB ostial stenosis by angiography have been previously suggested as predictors of SB occlusion after main vessel (MV) stenting. Read More

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December 2018

Safety and efficacy of frequency-domain optical coherence tomography in evaluating and treating intermediate coronary lesions.

World J Cardiol 2018 Nov;10(11):222-233

Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China.

Aim: To establish whether frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) is safe and effective in the evaluation and treatment of angiographically-intermediate coronary lesions (ICL).

Methods: Sixty-four patients with 2-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography (2D-QCA) demonstrating ICL were included. OCT imaging was performed. Read More

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November 2018

Coronary spasm: It's common, but it's still unsolved.

World J Cardiol 2018 Nov;10(11):201-209

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, JR Hiroshima Hospital, Hiroshima 732-0057, Japan.

Coronary spasm is caused by a transient coronary narrowing due to the constriction of epicardial coronary artery, which leads to myocardial ischemia. More than 50 years have passed since the first recognition of coronary spasm, and many findings on coronary spasm have been reported. Coronary spasm has been considered as having pivotal roles in the cause of not only rest angina but also exertional angina, acute coronary syndrome, and heart failure. Read More

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November 2018

Decreased serum TRAIL is associated with increased mortality in smokers with comorbid emphysema and coronary artery disease.

Respir Med 2018 Dec 19;145:21-27. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Emphysema COPD Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Smokers are highly susceptible to lung and cardiovascular disease that can reduce their survival. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a protein in the circulation that may suppress vascular and pulmonary inflammation. Therefore, we hypothesized that diminished circulating TRAIL levels would be associated with poor survival in smokers with lung and cardiovascular disease. Read More

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December 2018

Handgrip strength, chronic physical conditions and physical multimorbidity in middle-aged and older adults in six low- and middle income countries.

Eur J Intern Med 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Research and Development Unit, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Universitat de Barcelona, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Dr. Antoni Pujadas, 42, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona 08830, Spain; Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Monforte de Lemos 3-5 Pabellón 11, Madrid 28029, Spain.

Purpose: Handgrip strength provides a clinically validated marker of overall health and mortality risk. There are however, no multi-national population-based studies investigating the associations between handgrip strength, chronic physical conditions, and physical multimorbidity (i.e. Read More

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November 2018
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Management of acute coronary syndrome in emergency departments: a cross sectional multicenter study (Tunisia).

BMC Emerg Med 2018 Dec 3;18(1):50. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Research Laboratory (LR12SP18), University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia.

Background: We aimed to describe diagnosed acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and its care management and outcomes in emergency departments (EDs) and to determine related cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs).

Methods: We conducted a cross sectional multicenter study that included 1173 adults admitted to EDs for acute chest pain (ACP) in 2015 at 14 sites in Tunisia. Data included patients' baseline characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and output. Read More

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December 2018
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[Gender differences in psychological complaints in ischemic heart diseases].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 11 22;162. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Radboudumc, afd. Cardiologie, Nijmegen.

Psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and stress, are a risk factor for the development as well as aggravation of ischaemic heart diseases (IHD). Although women report more psychological symptoms than men, research into gender differences regarding cardiac risk of psychological symptoms is limited. Cardiology studies focus predominantly on the classic pattern of obstructive coronary artery disease, which is three times more prevalent in men than in women. Read More

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November 2018
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Percutaneous management of periprocedural coronary sinus Reducer migration.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Interventional Cardiology Unit, GVM Care & Research Maria Cecilia Hospital, Cotignola, Italy.

Coronary sinus Reducer represents a novel therapeutic option for refractory angina. As emerging evidence of both reduction in angina symptoms and reduction of myocardial ischemia burden might lead to increased Reducer implantations, knowledge on how to manage potential complications is of clinical importance. We report a successful management of scaffold migration in right atrium. Read More

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November 2018
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Rapid rule-out of suspected acute coronary syndrome in the Emergency Department by high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels at presentation.

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Dipartimento Cardio-vascolare, Presidio Ospedaliero Morgagni-Pierantoni, AUSL della Romagna, Via C Forlanini 34, 47121, Forlì, FC, Italy.

The reliability of initial high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) under limit-of-detection in ruling-out short- and long-term acute coronary events in subjects for suspected non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) is not definitely settled. In a retrospective chart review analysis, 1001 subjects with hs-cTnT ≤ 14 ng/L out of 4053 subjects with hs-cTnT measured at Emergency Department (ED) presentation were recruited. The main outcome measure is fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) within 30 days; secondary outcomes are MI or major acute coronary events (MACE) as a combination of MI or re-hospitalization for unstable angina within 1 year. Read More

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November 2018
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A 66-Year-Old Female with Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Presenting with Hypertensive Crises and Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and a Normal Coronary Angiogram.

Case Rep Cardiol 2018 25;2018:7089149. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219, USA.

A 66-year-old female presented to the emergency room with an episode of chest pain that lasted for a few minutes before resolving spontaneously. Electrocardiogram showed a left bundle branch block, left ventricular hypertrophy, and T wave inversions in the lateral leads. Initial cardiac troponin level was 0. Read More

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October 2018
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Stent deformation caused by entrapment of the side branch balloon catheter during the jailed balloon protection technique for a calcified coronary bifurcation lesion: A case report and literature review.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Cardiology, Japanese Red Cross Ashikaga Hospital, Ashikaga, Japan.

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for true bifurcation lesions is challenging. Although the jailed balloon protection technique is an established method with which to prevent side branch occlusion during the treatment of bifurcation lesions, little is known regarding the potential risks of this technique. We describe a 71-year-old man with exertional angina pectoris who was treated with PCI for a calcified true bifurcation lesion in the left anterior descending artery and diagonal branch. Read More

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November 2018

Cardiac late events in German breast cancer patients: a validation study on the agreement between patient self-reports and information from physicians.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Nov 29;18(1):218. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Str. 69, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

Background: Self-administered health-status questionnaires are important tools in epidemiology. The objective of the presented validation study is to measure the agreement between breast cancer patients' self-reports and their physicians' information on late cardiac events, and to investigate determinants of agreement. To estimate possible misclassification is an important requirement for observational studies on cardiovascular endpoints. Read More

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November 2018

Pre-test characteristics of unstable angina patients with obstructive coronary artery disease confirmed by coronary angiography.

Open Heart 2018 1;5(2):e000888. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Objective: Patients referred for acute coronary angiography (CAG) with unstable angina (UA) have low mortality and low rate of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Better pre-test selection criteria are warranted. We aimed to assess the current guidelines against other clinical variables as predictors of obstructive CAD in patients with UA referred for acute CAG. Read More

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November 2018

[Effectiveness and safety of Kudiezi injection in treating coronary angina pectoris: systematic review and Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2018 Oct;43(20):4138-4151

China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.

To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Kudiezi injection in the treatment of angina pectoris of coronary heart disease. Four Chinese databases (CNKI, VIP, WanFang, and SinoMed) and three English databases (Cochrane Library, Medline, and ClinicalTrail.gov) were systematically and comprehensively searched from the establishment of each database to March 2018. Read More

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October 2018

Omaha System-based discharge guidance improves knowledge and behavior in Mainland Chinese patients with angina who are not receiving interventional treatment: A randomized controlled trial.

Jpn J Nurs Sci 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Aim: To test the effectiveness of discharge guidance based on the theoretical framework of the Omaha System on Mainland Chinese patients with angina without interventional treatment.

Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted on 150 Mainland Chinese patients with angina without interventional treatment between December, 2015 and September, 2016. The participants were randomly allocated to discharge guidance based on the Omaha System or usual care. Read More

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November 2018

Classical Chinese Herbal Formulas in the Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease: A Narrative Review.

Authors:
Xin-Hui Lu Jun Li

Chin J Integr Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Cardiology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100053, China.

Objective: To summarize the current evidence for 8 frequently prescribed Chinese herbal formulas (CHF) as treatments for angina pectoris in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and the associated adverse reactions.

Methods: Seven electronic databases were screened from their inception through July 2018 for all evidence related to classical CHF for the treatment of patients with CHD.

Results: CHF improves CHD outcomes in terms of angina pectoris, electrocardiogram results, Chinese medicine syndromes and biomarkers iomarkers. Read More

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November 2018
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Gender Differences in the Rate of 30-Day Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Womens Health Issues 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii; The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Background: It has been reported that women have higher 30-day readmission rates than men after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, readmission after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ACS is a distinct subset of patients in whom gender differences have not been adequately studied.

Methods: Hawaii statewide hospitalization data from 2010 to 2015 were assessed to compare gender differences in 30-day readmission rates among patients hospitalized with ACS who underwent PCI during the index hospitalization. Read More

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October 2018

WO decorated graphene nanocomposite based electrochemical sensor: A prospect for the detection of anti-anginal drug.

Anal Chim Acta 2019 Jan 15;1046:99-109. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

School of Studies in Chemistry, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, 474011, India.

Ranolazine (RZ) is an anti-anginal drug with a distinct mechanism of action and widely employed in patients with chronic angina. Its measurement is essential in clinical environment to ensure adequate drug level and understand the redox mechanism which gives an idea of in-vivo fate of the drug. In view of this, an exemplary voltammetric approach is proposed here for determination of RZ utilizing glassy carbon electrode (GCE) fabricated with WO decorated graphene nanocomposite. Read More

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January 2019

Comprehensive MS/MS profiling by UHPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS using SWATH data-independent acquisition for the study of platelet lipidomes in coronary artery disease.

Anal Chim Acta 2019 Jan 3;1046:1-15. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

University of Tübingen, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical (Bio-)Analysis, Auf der Morgenstelle 8, 72076, Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address:

A non-targeted lipidomics workflow based on C8 core-shell particle ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) hyphenated to ESI-QTOF-MS in data-independent acquisition (DIA) mode with sequential window acquisition of all theoretical fragment ion spectra (SWATH) was developed and applied to differential platelet lipidomics profiling of cardiovascular disease patients (stable angina pectoris (n = 10), ST-elevated myocardial infarction (n = 13)) against healthy controls (n = 10). DIA with SWATH generates comprehensive MS and MS/MS data throughout the entire chromatograms and all study samples. Hence, chromatograms can be extracted based on precursors or fragments which provided some benefits in terms of assay specificity in some cases. Read More

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January 2019