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The Role of Adipokines in the Development of Arterial Stiffness and Hypertension.

Angiology 2020 May 20:3319720927203. Epub 2020 May 20.

Department of Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

The study aimed to assess the role and the relationship of adipokines as well as parameters of arterial stiffness in newly diagnosed hypertension. Forty-nine newly diagnosed hypertensive cases (median age 47 ± 6 years) and 48 normotensive patients (median age 47 ± 6 years) were enrolled to this study. Patients underwent echocardiography, noninvasive assessment of hemodynamic parameters using SphygmoCor tonometer (Atcor Med). Read More

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Preoperative Antiplatelet Therapy and Bleeding Risk in Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Fine Balance.

Angiology 2020 May 20:3319720925973. Epub 2020 May 20.

Department of Cardiology, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720925973DOI Listing

Outcomes of Routine Coronary Angiography in Asymptomatic Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease Prior to Kidney Transplantation.

Angiology 2020 May 20:3319720927239. Epub 2020 May 20.

Heart Center Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

We report the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on hemodialysis and explore the best revascularization strategies prior to kidney transplantation. This is a retrospective single-center study, which included all patients who were candidates for kidney transplantation and underwent coronary angiography between 2003 and 2018. All included patients underwent coronary angiography without noninvasive testing and were asymptomatic cardiac-wise. Read More

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Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease With Exaggerated Pressor Response Have Greater Ambulatory Dysfunction Than Patients With Lower Pressor Response.

Angiology 2020 May 19:3319720925970. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA.

We determined whether patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who have either an exaggerated or a negative pressor response during treadmill walking have shorter peak walking time (PWT) and claudication onset time (COT) than patients with a normal pressor response, independent of comorbid conditions. A total of 249 patients were categorized to 1 of 3 groups based on systolic blood pressure (SBP) responses at 2 minutes of treadmill walking (speed = 2 mph, grade = 0%): group 1 (negative pressor response, SBP < 0 mm Hg), group 2 (normal pressor response, SBP 18 mm Hg), and group 3 (exaggerated pressor response, SBP > 18 mm Hg). After adjusting for comorbid conditions, group 3 (exaggerated) had significantly reduced COT ( = . Read More

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Prevention and Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

Angiology 2020 May 13:3319720923808. Epub 2020 May 13.

Divisions of Vascular Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

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Anterior Tragal Crease: A Marker of Coronary Artery Disease.

Authors:
Aris P Agouridis

Angiology 2020 May 11:3319720923196. Epub 2020 May 11.

European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Markers PTX3, CypA, and HB-EGF: How Are They Linked in Patients With STEMI?

Angiology 2020 May 6:3319720921724. Epub 2020 May 6.

Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

We investigated circulating levels of inflammatory biomarkers pentraxin-3 (PTX3), cyclophilin A (CypA), and heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF); oxidative stress; and antioxidant status markers in the patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) to better understand a relationship between inflammation and oxidative stress. We examined the impact of oxidative stress on high values of inflammatory parameters. The study included 87 patients with STEMI and 193 controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720921724DOI Listing

Long-Term Follow-Up of Men Invited to Participate in a Population-Based Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Program.

Angiology 2020 Apr 30:3319720921741. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.

A screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), inviting 65-year-old men, was started in Stockholm in 2010 (2.3 million inhabitants). The aim was to present a long-term follow-up of men participating in screening, as well as AAA repair and ruptures among nonparticipants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720921741DOI Listing

Anterior Tragal Crease Is Associated With SYNTAX Score in Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Angiology 2020 Apr 29:3319720920143. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

Department of Cardiology, Saglik Bilimleri Universitesi, University of Health Sciences, Trabzon Ahi Evren Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Research and Application Center, Trabzon, Turkey.

The main aim of this study was to investigate the relation between anterior tragal crease (ATC) and coronary artery lesion complexity and severity assessed using the SYNTAX score (SXscore) in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). A total of 121 patients with a first-time diagnosis of NSTEMI were consecutively enrolled. ATC was defined as ≥1 crease that was close to the tragus and descended anteriorly. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720920143DOI Listing

Development of a 3-Dimensional Prognostic Score for Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: PAD Score.

Angiology 2020 Apr 28:3319720920155. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Vorarlberg Institute for Vascular Investigation and Treatment (VIVIT), Feldkirch, Austria.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a high-risk condition for cardiovascular (CV) events, but no specific prognosis assessment tool exists. We developed an individual risk score (PAD) based on the combined predictive value for mortality, including (1) age, (2) severity of PAD, and (3) extent of atherosclerosis. Patients (n = 1310) with symptomatic PAD were followed up for a mean of 50 ± 26 months. Read More

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Diagnostic Value of the C-Reactive Protein to Albumin Ratio in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris: Methodological Issue.

Angiology 2020 Apr 26:3319720921716. Epub 2020 Apr 26.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720921716DOI Listing

Use of Noncontact Infrared Skin Thermometer for Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening in Patients With and Without Diabetes.

Angiology 2020 Apr 22:3319720920162. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan.

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) poses a threat of limb amputation and cardiovascular events. However, PAD diagnostic procedure requiring time, cost, and technical skills preclude its application as a screening test in the general population. Although PAD tends to be associated with lower foot skin temperature, none has yet to appreciate its usefulness for diagnosis/screening. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720920162DOI Listing

Did the Clinical Spectrum of Thromboangiitis Obliterans Change in the Past 40 Years?

Angiology 2020 Apr 22:3319720920163. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Department of Internal Medicine, Hôpital HURIEZ, CHRU Lille, France.

Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) is an inflammatory disease that usually affects small and medium-sized arteries in the upper and lower limbs of young smokers. Previous studies showed that the spectrum TAO has changed in the 80s: the male-to-female ratio decreased, older patients were diagnosed, and upper limb involvement was more common. The aim of our study was to assess the changing clinical spectrum of TAO in France during the past 40 years. Read More

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Outcomes Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Before, During, and After Transition to a Default Transradial Approach at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Angiology 2020 Apr 22:3319720920159. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA.

Transradial coronary intervention (TRI) lowers bleeding and mortality compared with transfemoral coronary intervention (TFI). There are limited data on outcomes as TFI operators transition to a default TRI practice. The aim of this study was to assess TFI and TRI outcomes before, during, and after the year TRI was first learned by femoral operators. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720920159DOI Listing
April 2020
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Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion by Angiographic Methods in Tortuous Coronary Arteries.

Angiology 2020 Apr 21:3319720919325. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Ankara University, Cardiology Department, Ankara, Turkey.

The relationship between coronary tortuosity (CorT) and tissue-level myocardial perfusion is not clear. We investigated tissue perfusion in myocardial territories supplied by tortuous coronary arteries. Among patients who had undergone coronary angiography, patients with reported CorT, those with ≥1 coronary artery were included in the study group (100 patients). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720919325DOI Listing

Risk Factors for Postoperative Events in Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.

Angiology 2020 Apr 15:3319720919319. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Department of Cardiology, 12th ward, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Disease, Beijing Key Laboratory of Precision Medicine of Coronary Atherosclerotic Disease, Clinical Center for Coronary Heart Disease, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

This retrospective study assessed the risk factors for adverse events following off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Records (between 2013 and 2017) were reviewed for patients who discontinued DAPT (clopidogrel 75 mg and aspirin 100 mg) ≤5 days before off-pump CABG. The primary outcome was the incidence of a Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) type 4 major event. Read More

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April 2020
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Nicorandil for Periprocedural Myocardial Injury in Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Meta-Analysis of 10 Randomized Controlled Trials.

Angiology 2020 Apr 15:3319720919327. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Department of Extracorporeal Circulation, Heart Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, and Key Laboratory on Assisted Circulation, Ministry of Health, Guangzhou, China.

The clinical outcomes of nicorandil in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are conflicting. We sought to evaluate the effects of nicorandil on periprocedural myocardial injury (PMI) in elective PCI. Eligible studies that reported the effect of nicorandil on PMI in elective PCI were obtained from PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library (up to October 28, 2019). Read More

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Aortic Stiffening Is an Extraintestinal Manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Review of the Literature and Expert Panel Statement.

Angiology 2020 Apr 15:3319720918509. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

INSERM U970, Department of Pharmacology, Paris, France.

Current guidelines state that systemic inflammation, together with endothelial dysfunction, calcification, and hypercoagulability, predispose to premature atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We assessed whether IBD can affect aortic stiffness, a well-recognized vascular biomarker and an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) in several populations. Recent studies reported that aortic stiffness is increased in adults with IBD compared with matched controls. Read More

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Mean Platelet Volume to Lymphocyte Ratio: A New Biomarker to Predict Contrast-Induced Nephropathy After Coronary Angiography.

Angiology 2020 Apr 9:3319720918507. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Cardiology Department, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720918507DOI Listing

Impaired Renal Function and Cerebrovascular Disease.

Authors:
J David Spence

Angiology 2020 Jul 6;71(6):489-490. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Neurology & Clinical Pharmacology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720916295DOI Listing

Palliative Care in Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm in the United States: A Retrospective Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database.

Angiology 2020 Apr 6:3319720917239. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Shizuoka Medical Center, Shizuoka, Japan.

We assessed the trend of palliative care (PC) referrals and its effect on hospitalization cost and length of stay (LOS) in ruptured aortic aneurysm (rAA). The Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2005 to 2014 was used to identify admissions with age ≥50 and rAA. A total of 54 134 rAA admissions were identified and 5019 (9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720917239DOI Listing
April 2020
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Egg Consumption and Cardiovascular Health: How Many Eggs a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Angiology 2020 Apr 6:3319720916293. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Department of Cardiology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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Egg Intake: Getting the Balance Right!

Angiology 2020 Apr 3:3319720912153. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Department of Hypertension, Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720912153DOI Listing

Prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth and Risk of Rupture in the Era of Machine Learning.

Angiology 2020 Apr 3:3319720916300. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Université Côte d'Azur, CHU, Inserm U1065, C3M, Nice, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720916300DOI Listing

Advanced Glycation End Products and Their Involvement in Cardiovascular Disease.

Angiology 2020 Apr 3:3319720916301. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Lipids and Atherosclerosis Unit, Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research in Cordoba, Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Córdoba, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720916301DOI Listing

Atrial Fibrillation and Cognitive Impairment: An Associated Burden or Burden by Association?

Angiology 2020 Jul 1;71(6):498-519. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

First and Third Department of Cardiology, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

Growing evidence suggests that atrial fibrillation (AF), in addition to its thromboembolic risk, is a risk factor for cognitive impairment (CI) via several pathways and mechanisms, further contributing to morbidity/mortality. Prior stroke is a contributor to CI, but AF is also associated with CI independently from prior stroke. Silent brain infarctions, microemboli and microbleeds, brain atrophy, cerebral hypoperfusion from widely fluctuating ventricular rates, altered hemostatic function, vascular oxidative stress, and inflammation may all exacerbate CI, particularly in patients with persistent/permanent rather than paroxysmal AF and with increased duration/burden of the arrhythmia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720910669DOI Listing

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Concentrations Are Inversely Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Premenopausal Women.

Angiology 2020 Jul 25;71(6):552-558. Epub 2020 Mar 25.

Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), which is secreted by granulosa cells of late preantral and small antral follicles, is a marker of ovarian reserve. The association of ovarian reserve with subclinical atherosclerosis in women of reproductive age is currently unknown. We primary investigated whether AMH levels are associated with markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in healthy, normally menstruating women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720914493DOI Listing

Association of Circulating Hepatocyte Growth Factor and Risk of Incident Peripheral Artery Disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Angiology 2020 Jul 23;71(6):544-551. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Higher levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) have been associated with the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but prospective associations are unknown. We examined the association of circulating HGF levels with incident PAD. Between 2000 and 2002, HGF was measured in 6742 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis participants without PAD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720912935DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7244393PMC

Morphological Carotid Plaque Area Is Associated With Glomerular Filtration Rate: A Study of South Asian Indian Patients With Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Angiology 2020 Jul 17;71(6):520-535. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Stroke Monitoring and Diagnostic Division, AtheroPoint, Roseville, CA, USA.

We evaluated the association between automatically measured carotid total plaque area (TPA) and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a biomarker of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Automated average carotid intima-media thickness (cIMTave) and TPA measurements in carotid ultrasound (CUS) were performed using AtheroEdge (AtheroPoint). Pearson correlation coefficient (CC) was then computed between the TPA and eGFR for (1) males versus females, (2) diabetic versus nondiabetic patients, and (3) between the left and right carotid artery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720910660DOI Listing
July 2020
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Evaluation of the Effect of Essential Hypertension on Elasticity of Ascending Aorta in Type 2 Diabetic Mellitus Patients by Echocardiography.

Angiology 2020 Jul 13;71(6):536-543. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Department of Echocardiography, Nanjing Medical University, Changzhou, China.

Both essential hypertension (EH) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can impair the elasticity of the ascending aorta. We prospectively enrolled 42 patients with T2DM, 44 patients with EH, 45 patients with T2DM and EH (T2DM + EH), and 41 healthy subjects (HS). They all underwent transthoracic echocardiography to measure ascending aorta inner diameters and a brachial blood pressure measurement to calculate aortic elastic parameters (ie, compliance, distensibility, strain, stiffness index, and Peterson elastic modulus). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720911572DOI Listing

Prognostic Value of Abnormal Ankle-Brachial Index in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-Analysis.

Angiology 2020 Jul 13;71(6):491-497. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Department of Vascular and Thyroid Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

The prognostic value of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains undefined. This meta-analysis sought to investigate the association of abnormal ABI and adverse outcomes in patients with CAD. PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, and Wanfang databases were comprehensively searched for studies published from inception to September 10, 2019. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720911582DOI Listing

The Ulnar Artery as a Favorable Primary or Alternative Access Site for Coronary Angiography and Interventions.

Angiology 2020 May 13;71(5):417-424. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Medical Faculty, Cardiology Department, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey.

The transulnar approach (TUA) has been considered both as primary access and as a secondary access site after transradial access (TRA) failure for coronary invasive procedures. However, there is little evidence supporting the use of the TUA as the first approach to diagnostic coronary angiography (CAG) or interventions. Patients (n = 587) who underwent CAG and/or angioplasty (292 patients via TRA, 295 patients via TUA) were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720907031DOI Listing
May 2020
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Perioperative, Postoperative, and Long-Term Outcomes Following Open Surgical Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Angiology 2020 Mar 13:3319720911578. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, University of Hull & Hull York Medical School, Hull, United Kingdom.

We investigated factors that affected perioperative, postoperative, and long-term outcomes of patients who underwent open emergency surgical repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAA). All patients who underwent open emergency surgical repair from 1990 to 2011 were included (463 patients; 374 [81%] male; mean age 74.7 ± 8. Read More

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Prevalence and Mortality of Venous Leg Diseases of the Deep Veins: An Observational Cohort Study Based on German Health Claims Data.

Angiology 2020 05 13;71(5):452-464. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Institute for Sociology and Demography, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.

This study estimates the prevalence and mortality of diseases of the deep veins of the legs such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), postthrombotic syndrome (PTS), and venous leg ulceration (VLU). We used a random sample of 250 000 patients at age 50+ years of the register of the from 2004 to 2015. Selected manifestations of venous diseases assumed as risk factors for mortality were analyzed using Cox models while adjusting for various basic demographic and health characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720905751DOI Listing

Prevention of Recurrent Stroke: Response to the Letter by Arugaslan et al.

Angiology 2020 Jul 5;71(6):573. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319719901231DOI Listing

Effect of Elevated Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure on Short-Term Prognosis in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Angiology 2020 Jul 4;71(6):567-572. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Department of Cardiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China.

Pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) may increase because of cardiac alterations that result in increased filling pressures after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We hypothesized that PASP might be a useful maker to predict the risk of cardiac death after AMI. We carried out a retrospective study from 2013 to 2017 involving 5401 patients with AMI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720909056DOI Listing

Early Atrial Fibrillation During Acute Myocardial Infarction May Not Be an Indication for Long-Term Anticoagulation.

Angiology 2020 Jul 27;71(6):559-566. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Patients with new-onset of atrial fibrillation (NOAF) during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) currently receive long-term oral anticoagulation. The risk for stroke of "early" versus "late" onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been elucidated. Consecutively, AMI patients admitted to a tertiary medical center were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720908760DOI Listing

Novel Biomarkers for Evaluation of Endothelial Dysfunction.

Angiology 2020 May 20;71(5):397-410. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Departamento de Cirurgia e Fisiologia, Unidade de Investigação Cardiovascular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Endothelial dysfunction is one of the earliest indicators of cardiovascular (CV) dysfunction, and its evaluation would be of considerable importance to stratify CV risk of many diseases and to assess the efficacy of atheroprotective treatments. Flow-mediated dilation is the most widely used method to study endothelial function. However, it is operator-dependent and can be influenced by physiological variations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720903586DOI Listing

Recurrent Thromboembolism Prediction in Atrial Fibrillation: Response to Letter by Sener et al.

Angiology 2020 Jul 18;71(6):574. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319719901230DOI Listing

Implementation of Guideline-Recommended Therapies for Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Regional Arab Middle East Experience.

Angiology 2020 05 18;71(5):431-437. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

We describe the characteristics of ambulatory patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in the Gulf region (Middle East) and the implementation of guideline-recommended treatments. We included 2427 HFrEF outpatients (mean age 59 ± 13 years, 75% males and median left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] of 30%). A high proportion of patients received guideline-recommended medications (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor [ACEI]/angiotensin receptor blocker [ARB]/angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor [ARNI] 87%, β-blocker 91%, mineralocorticoid antagonist [MRA] 64%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720905742DOI Listing
May 2020
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Management of Mycotic Aortic Aneurysms: Work in Progress.

Angiology 2020 Feb 13:3319720904508. Epub 2020 Feb 13.

Department for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720904508DOI Listing
February 2020

Value of CHA2DS2-VASc Score for Prediction and Ruling Out of Acute Stent Thrombosis After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Angiology 2020 May 7;71(5):411-416. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Department of Cardiology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Acute stent thrombosis is an important complication of stent implantation. The CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke, vascular disease, age between 65 and 74 years, female gender) score incorporates important cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and predicts prognosis in various CV conditions. We evaluated the value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in predicting acute stent thrombosis (ie, thrombosis during 24 hours after stent placement) in patients undergoing primary percutaneous intervention for ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720903585DOI Listing

Comment on "Association of Serum Osmolarity With Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction".

Angiology 2020 Feb 4:3319720902953. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ota & Jinemed Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319720902953DOI Listing
February 2020
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Inflammatory and Hematological Indices as Simple, Practical Severity Predictors of Microdysfunction Following Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Angiology 2020 04 4;71(4):349-359. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Department of Coronary Care Unit, Tianjin Chest Hospital, Tianjin, China.

C-reactive protein (CRP) and high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP), along with a series of hematological indices, platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and red blood cell distribution width (RDW), are regarded to be related to the incidence of no-reflow or slow flow. Clinical studies were retrieved from the electronic databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Clinical Trials, and science direct from their inception to August 24, 2019. A total of 21 studies involving 7403 patients were included in the meta-analysis. Read More

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Comment on "Relationship Between Inflammatory Markers and Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome After Coronary Angiography".

Angiology 2020 Feb 4:3319720902955. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ota & Jinemed Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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February 2020
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The Relationship Between Serum Bilirubin Levels and Peripheral Arterial Disease and Gender Difference in Patients With Hypertension: BEST Study.

Angiology 2020 04 4;71(4):340-348. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Vascular Medicine Center, Peking University Shougang Hospital, Beijing, China.

We evaluated the relationship between serum bilirubin levels and ankle-brachial index (ABI) to determine whether gender affected the relationship between bilirubin levels and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with hypertension. A total of 543 patients were included in our studies (78 patients with PAD and 465 without PAD). Peripheral arterial disease was defined as ABI <0. Read More

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Effect of Uric Acid-Lowering Agents on Cardiovascular Outcome in Patients With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Studies.

Angiology 2020 Apr 31;71(4):315-323. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Nephrology Clinic, Dialysis and Renal Transplant Center, 'C.I. PARHON' University Hospital, 'Grigore T. Popa' University of Medicine, Iasi, Romania.

Several trials have been completed in patients with heart failure (HF) treated with uric acid (UA)-lowering agents with inconsistent results. We aimed to investigate whether lowering UA would have an effect on mortality and cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with HF in a systematic review and meta-analysis. The primary outcome measures were all-cause mortality, CV mortality, CV events, and CV hospitalization in patients with HF. Read More

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April 2020
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