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Is the presence of left atrial diverticulum associated with recurrence in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019 11;4:e25-e31. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Cardiology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) has been a major cornerstone in the management of AF. Despite promising advances in CA techniques, long-term results reveal a high rate of recurrence after the procedure. Left atrial diverticulum (LAD), a common anatomic variant of the left atrium, was previously shown to be associated with increased risk of thrombus formation, cardiac perforation and arrhythmia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2019.83508DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451141PMC
March 2019
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Evaluation of the relationship between plaque formation leading to symptomatic carotid artery stenosis and cytomegalovirus by investigating the virus DNA.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019 4;4:e19-e24. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: The most common etiologic factor of coronary artery disease (CAD), carotid artery disease, and peripheral artery disease is atherosclerosis. In our study, we aimed to show the effect of cytomegalovirus (CMV), which can occur almost everywhere in the human body, on triggering the chronic inflammatory process in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, and its presence and impact in the plaques leading to carotid artery stenosis.

Material And Methods: Thirty-six patients, who underwent carotid endarterectomy at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty between April 2017 and April 2018, were included in this study upon their consent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2019.83304DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451143PMC
March 2019
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Totally occluded left main coronary artery originating from right coronary artery in a patient presenting with STEMI and cardiogenic shock.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019 4;4:e16-e18. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Cardiology, Education and Research Hospital, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451144PMC
March 2019
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Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors mediated ketogenesis in patients with metabolic syndrome: clear benefit or anticipated fear?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019 4;4:e13-e15. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

First Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital "Hippokration", Thessaloniki, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2019.83302DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451140PMC

Can QT interval prolongation or dispersion detected in a positive exercise ECG test predict critical coronary artery disease?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019 4;4:e7-e12. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Cardiology Department, Adana Health Practice and Research Center, Health Science University, Adana, Turkey.

Introduction: Exercise electrocardiography (EET) is frequently used in coronary artery disease, but the specificity of this test is very low. In the literature, parameters such as QT prolongation and QT dispersion which show coronary artery disease and arrhythmia were not sufficiently investigated using EET. The aim of this study was to investigate whether QT interval prolongation or dispersion (QT disp) in a positive EET test could predict critical coronary artery disease (CAD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2019.83299DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451142PMC

Genetic analysis of early onset familial coronary artery diseases.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019 25;4:e1-e6. Epub 2018 Feb 25.

Department of Genetics, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.

Introduction: Coronary artery diseases (CAD) are the most common causes of death. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a complex multifactorial and the most severe type of CAD. Early onset MI in a first-degree relative could be defined as an independent risk factor for CAD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2019.83149DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6412034PMC
February 2018
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Non-invasive diagnosis of steatosis, inflammatory changes and liver fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases. Pilot study.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 28;3:e179-e183. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

Introduction: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common causes of abnormal liver enzymes in adult patients consulted by hepatologists. Due to the high prevalence of this disease, most often associated with obesity, it is necessary to assess the risk of NAFLD, monitoring the progression of the disease and the effectiveness of treatment.

Material And Methods: We evaluated the intensity of steatosis, inflammatory activity and fibrosis in 36 patients with NAFLD (fatty liver in abdominal ultrasound examination), using non-invasive tests: SteatoTest, ActiTest and FibroTest. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.81184DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374567PMC
December 2018

Influence of internal mammary artery retractor on postoperative patient comfort and quality of life.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 20;3:e174-e178. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Orthopedy, Halic University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Patients experience muscle, joint and shoulder pain after heart surgery. We aimed to compare quality of life in 2 groups of patients, one group having an internal mammary artery (IMA) retractor during surgery, the second group undergoing non-coronary heart surgery.

Material And Methods: Group 1 was composed of 39 patients receiving an IMA retractor whereas in group 2 there were 29 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.81086DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374559PMC
December 2018
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Assessment of fatigue in patients with a permanent cardiac pacemaker: prevalence and associated factors.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 20;3:e166-e173. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Laboratory of Physiology and Pharmacology, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Sparta Lakonias, Greece.

Introduction: Fatigue is a debilitating symptom of subjective nature which lacks effective therapy. The aim of the study was to assess levels of fatigue and the associated factors among patients with permanent cardiac pacemaker (PCM).

Material And Methods: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in Athens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.81085DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374640PMC
December 2018
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Critical calcified carotid stenosis treated with shockwave lithoplasty.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 15;3:e164-e165. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Cardiology Unit, Sant'Anna Hospital, Catanzaro, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.81010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374561PMC
December 2018

Autogenously derived regenerative cell therapy for venous leg ulcers.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 15;3:e156-e163. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Venous leg ulcers (VLUs), which arise from chronic venous insufficiency in the lower limbs, are a major cause of morbidity and significantly negatively impact patients' health-related quality of life. Treatment of venous ulcers can be either conservative or surgical. Despite appropriate treatment, VLUs can be resistant to healing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.81000DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374579PMC
December 2018

Association of ficolin-2 (FCN2) functional polymorphisms and protein levels with rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: relationship with cardiac function.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 15;3:e142-e155. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Pediatrics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Introduction: A role for ficolin (FCN) 2 gene polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of recurrent severe streptococcal infections and rheumatic carditis has been suggested. The aim of the study was to evaluate a possible relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms located at positions -602 and -4 of the FCN2 gene and FCN2 serum levels and risk of development of rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Material And Methods: Seventy-seven Caucasian Egyptian patients with RF were recruited with a control group of 43 healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.80999DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374577PMC
December 2018
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Effects of a nutraceutical combination of fermented red rice, liposomal berberine, and curcumin on lipid and inflammatory parameters in patients with mild-to-moderate hypercholesterolemia: an 8-week, open-label, single-arm pilot study.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 14;3:e137-e141. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

2E Science, Robbio, Italy.

Introduction: The present open-label, single-arm pilot study sought to evaluate the effects of a nutraceutical combination containing fermented red rice, liposomal berberine, and curcumin on lipid and inflammatory parameters in patients with mild-to-moderate hypercholesterolemia.

Material And Methods: Forty patients with mild-to-moderate hypercholesterolemia received the nutraceutical combination containing fermented red rice, liposomal berberine, and curcumin, once a day for 8 weeks. The study outcomes included changes from baseline in lipid (total cholesterol (TC), low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides (TG)) and inflammatory parameters (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.79597DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374587PMC
November 2018

Characteristics of peripheral immune cell subsets in patients with carotid atherosclerosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 14;3:e129-e136. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Therapy and Acute Intoxications, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Introduction: The role of circulating immune cells in the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular accidents is currently under debate. The aim of this study was to characterize peripheral immune cell subsets in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA).

Material And Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study in a group of 124 patients with significant carotid stenosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.79537DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374565PMC
November 2018
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Cardiotrophin-1 and leptin as cardiovascular risk markers in male patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 6;3:e123-e128. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Clinics of Chest Diseases, Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

Introduction: Elevated cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) and leptin levels are important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has also been reported to increase this risk. The aim of this study is to evaluate serum concentrations of CT-1 and leptin in patients with OSAS and whether there is a possible association between CT-1, leptin and OSAS severity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.79407DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374564PMC
November 2018
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Is miRNA-375 a promising biomarker for early detection and monitoring of patients with type 2 diabetes?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 8;3:e119-e122. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Veria, Veria, Greece.

miRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs, functioning as negative suppressors of target gene expression. A significant proportion of the transcriptome is subject to miRNA modulation. A single miRNA determines the expression of hundreds of genes, while miRNAs are relatively stable in biological fluids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.78775DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374562PMC
October 2018

Effects of selenium supplementation on paraoxonase-1 and myeloperoxidase activity in subjects with cardiovascular disease: the Selenegene study, a double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 24;3:e112-e118. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, IsfahanUniversity of Medicine Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Introduction: We previously highlighted the potential link between supplementation with selenium, as an antioxidant trace element, and changes in the levels of paraoxonase (POX1) and myeloperoxidase (MPO), as an antioxidant enzyme, in patients with documented cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to determine the effects of selenium supplementation on POX1 and MPO activity in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).

Material And Methods: A total of 160 eligible patients were enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.77820DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374566PMC
August 2018
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Intima media thickness as an early predictor of atherosclerosis in Egyptian children with familial Mediterranean fever.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 7;3:e106-e111. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Pediatrics, National Research Centre, Dokki, Egypt.

Introduction: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease. It is characterized by recurrent crises of fever and serosal inflammation. Although FMF patients are symptom free in between attacks, subclinical inflammation continues during the attack-free period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.77545DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374578PMC
August 2018
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Pulse wave velocity and its gender-related associations with cardiovascular risk factors in a high cardiovascular risk population.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 3;3:e99-e105. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Department of Health Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.

Introduction: Associations found between pulse wave velocity (PWV) and cardiovascular risk factors (CVrF) are diverse. We aimed to evaluate whether differences in PWV and its associations with CVrF in a high cardiovascular risk population exist between genders and between the whole population (WHgr) and groups of apparently healthy (AHgr) and those of hypertensive, obese or diabetics (Rgr).

Material And Methods: Pulse wave velocity measured by Arteriograph was investigated in 805 adults aged 20-65, randomly selected from the Tallinn Population Register. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76919DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374584PMC

Canakinumab: can it untie the Gordian knot of cardiovascular disease in patients with familial Mediterranean fever?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 29;3:e96-e98. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital Hippokration, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76866DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374570PMC
June 2018
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All-cause mortality of metabolically healthy or unhealthy obese: risk stratification using myocardial perfusion imaging.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 28;3:e90-e95. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Introduction: There is still controversy about the favorable prognosis of "metabolically healthy" (MH) obese. This study evaluated mortality and the use of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) for risk stratification of MH or metabolically unhealthy (MU) obese or nonobese patients.

Material And Methods: Patients without dyslipidemia, hypertension, or diabetes were considered MH, and those with ≥ 1 of these risk factors were considered MU. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76865DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374568PMC

Personalized rosuvastatin therapy in problem patients with partial statin intolerance.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 28;3:e83-e89. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Republican Specialized Center of Cardiology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Introduction: The aim was to study the pharmacogenetic determinants of switching simvastatin-intolerant ethnic Uzbek patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) to rosuvastatin treatment.

Material And Methods: The study included 50 patients with CAD, who demonstrated statin-induced adverse liver symptoms, accompanied by an elevation in transaminase level (3-fold or more in 37 cases) or statin-induced adverse muscle symptoms, accompanied by elevations in serum (CK > 3 times above the upper limit of normal (ULN)) in simvastatin treatment with a dose of 10-20 mg/day. The control group consisted of 50 patients without side effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76826DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374586PMC
June 2018
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A case report of acute rheumatic fever and a brief review of the literature.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 28;3:e80-e82. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76825DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374571PMC
June 2018
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The role of diagnostic cardiac catheterization for children with congenital heart diseases: local experience.

Authors:
Reham Wagdy

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 28;3:e72-e79. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

Introduction: Despite the development of non-invasive tools of investigations for congenital heart diseases (CHDs), still the role of diagnostic cardiac catheterization (DCC) cannot be undermined. The study aimed to analyze the clinical profile of indicated CHDs cases at our center for DCC to evaluate the contribution of DCC in patients' management plans.

Material And Methods: The study checked files of cases performed DCC between 2011 and 2012 at the pediatric catheterization unit of Alexandria University Children's Hospital by the same operator. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76824DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374569PMC
June 2018
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miRNA-122: Can it unravel an alternative pathway in early diagnosis and prognosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 28;3:e68-e71. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital Hippokration, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.76823DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374563PMC

The effects of three regimens of cholecalciferol (vitamin D) supplementation on vitamin D deficiency in non-obese and obese females.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 27;3:e60-e67. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Endocrinology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is a common health problem worldwide and tends to be a risk factor for all-cause mortality. We evaluated the effect of continuous low-dose oral daily and loading dose of oral weekly and loading monthly intramuscular (IM) vitamin D regimens on circulating levels of total 25(OH)D and in vitamin D deficient females, and between non-obese and obese subgroups.

Material And Methods: A total of 231 vitamin D deficient females were included to the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.74784DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374573PMC
March 2018
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Is there a distinct phenotype of diabetic patients who benefit from tofogliflozin?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 27;3:e58-e59. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Veria, Veria, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.74776DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374575PMC
March 2018
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The "cholesterol paradox" among inpatients - retrospective analysis of medical documentation.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 27;3:e46-e57. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of General, Gastrointestinal, Colorectal and Oncological Surgery, Chair of Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

Introduction: There is evidence of positive relationships between cholesterol concentration and risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, higher mortality in patients with a low cholesterol level has been reported (the "cholesterol paradox").

Material And Methods: Medical records of 34 191 inpatients between 2014 and 2016 were reviewed and the relationships between total (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) cholesterol and triglyceride blood concentrations and all-cause in-hospital death and readmission within 14 and 30 days and 1 year were determined in univariate and multivariate analyses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.74736DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374572PMC

Kawasaki disease: a comprehensive review.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 21;3:e41-e45. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Department of Pediatrics, Robert Reid Cabral Children's Hospital affiliated to the University Iberoamericana UNIBE, School of Medicine, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Kawasaki disease is an acute systemic vasculitis that was first reported in 1961. Over the last 5 decades multiple papers have been published to further understand this disease. The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease is made based on the clinical findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.74522DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374576PMC
March 2018
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Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease among diabetic patients in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and associated risk factors.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 15;3:e35-e40. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital affiliated to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Introduction: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a major risk factor of coronary artery disease and a major complication of atherosclerosis. Peripheral arterial disease can be diagnosed with simple and low cost techniques. There are major risk factors of PAD that have been studied for different countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.73527DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374585PMC
February 2018
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The role of topical Genta Fleece HD and gentamicin spray in prevention of sternum wound infections after open heart surgery: a comparative study.

Authors:
Mazlum Sahin

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 15;3:e29-e34. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Haseki Education and Research Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim was to clarify and compare the efficacy of local Genta Fleece HD (GF) and topical gentamicin spray (GS) in prevention of wound infections by comparing their results with a control group.

Material And Methods: In this retrospective study, charts of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting in a tertiary academic center between January 2015 and January 2017 were analyzed. Patients were divided into three groups: patients in whom GF was applied, patients in whom GS was applied, and a control group in which no additional material was applied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.73526DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374583PMC
February 2018
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Left ventricular dysfunction by conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography in pediatric hemodialysis patients: relation with plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 7;3:e18-e28. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Pediatrics Department and Medical Research Centre of Excellence (MRCE), National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.

Introduction: Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is a relatively new echocardiography method in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aims of this study were to evaluate left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in pediatric CKD patients using conventional pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography (cPWD) and TDI methods and correlate them with BNP levels.

Material And Methods: Thirty children on regular hemodialysis (HD) were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.73277DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374560PMC
February 2018

Effect of anxiety and depression on the fatigue of patients with a permanent pacemaker.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 5;3:e8-e17. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Laboratory of Physiology and Pharmacology, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Sparta Lakonias, Greece.

Introduction: Permanent cardiac pacemakers (PPM) are the most common treatment for severe symptomatic bradycardia. This implanted life-saving device may involve a severe psychological burden to recipients or aggravate their symptoms such as fatigue. The aim of the study was to explore the effect of anxiety and depression on fatigue of patients' with a PPM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.73231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374639PMC
February 2018
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Outcomes of in-hospital treatment of cardiac patients who survived cardiac arrest and experienced coronary angiography.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 2;3:e1-e7. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Department of Cardiology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Introduction: As coronary artery disease is the most frequent cause of cardiac arrest, early invasive strategies may be beneficial for such patients. This study analyses the impact of in-hospital treatment on short-term outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors.

Material And Methods: Patients admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of our hospital within 2-year period were prospectively included in the study. Read More

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https://www.termedia.pl/doi/10.5114/amsad.2018.73212
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.73212DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374574PMC
February 2018
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Non-hemorrhage-related adverse effects of rivaroxaban.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 31;2:e108-e112. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

The direct oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban is useful in various indications that include venous deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis/treatment after knee/hip replacement surgery and prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Its mechanism of action has been mostly associated with hemorrhage-related adverse effects; thus a number of non-hemorrhage-related adverse effects of the drug have received less attention or go unrecognized. These adverse effects mainly include liver injury, hypersensitivity reactions, leukocytoclastic vasculitis and hair loss. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2017.72533DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5777473PMC
December 2017
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Do standard carotid artery endarterectomy and primary closure technique cause early restenosis in diabetic patients?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 31;2:e103-e107. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: We aimed to investigate carotid restenosis in 2-year follow-up in diabetic and nondiabetic patients who underwent standard carotid endarterectomy with primary carotid closure and determine whether diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for early stenosis for this surgical procedure.

Material And Methods: We retrospectively assessed the data of patients who underwent standard carotid endarterectomy with primary carotid closure from the hospital registry and outpatient clinic follow-up between January 2006 and January 2012. The study included 25 diabetics and 25 nondiabetics, in total 50 patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5777474PMC
December 2017
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A unique reason for coronary spasm causing temporary ST elevation myocardial infarction (inferior STEMI) - systemic inflammatory response syndrome after use of pembrolizumab.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 31;2:e100-e102. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology, University Hospital, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5777475PMC
December 2017
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Factors associated with anxiety and depression in hospitalized patients with first episode of acute myocardial infarction.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 31;2:e90-e99. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Intensive Care Units and Emergency Nursing, Athens, Greece.

Introduction: Evaluation of anxiety and depression in cardiac patients is an area of nursing practice that is frequently neglected. The aim of the study was to explore anxiety and depression in hospitalized patients with their first episode of acute myocardial infarction.

Material And Methods: The study sample included 148 hospitalized patients who had a first episode of acute myocardial infarction. Read More

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December 2017
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Does contrast media volume affect long-term survival in patients with chronic kidney disease?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 9;2:e82-e89. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Department of Cardiology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between survival and related features in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography.

Material And Methods: Three hundred and seven consecutive patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR) less than 60 ml/min/1.73 m undergoing coronary angiography were enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5728076PMC
November 2017
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Effect of combined endurance-resistance training and soy extract supplementation on expression of eNOS gene in ovariectomized rats.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 13;2:e76-e81. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Menopause is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Physical exercise and soybean diets have been suggested to reduce the risk of CVD in postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of combined resistance and endurance (RE) training and soy extract (SOY) supplementation, both known to improve endothelial function, on expression of the eNOS gene in the heart of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Read More

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October 2017
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Simvastatin intolerance genetic determinants: some features in ethnic Uzbek patients with coronary artery disease.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e68-e75. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Republican Specialised Centre of Cardiology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Introduction: The objective is to study the influence of CYP3A5 (6986A>G), CYP2C9 (430C>T), CYP2C9 (1075A>C), SLCO1B1 (521T>C) and BCRP (ABCG2, 421C>A) gene polymorphisms on the development of simvastatin intolerance in ethnic Uzbek patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

Material And Methods: The case group contained 50 patients with clinical simvastatin-induced intolerance symptoms; the control group contained 50 patients without side-effects. Genotyping was performed by means of the PCR-RFLP method. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5728073PMC
October 2017
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High prevalence of dyslipidemia among primary care patients with hypertension and diabetes in Jamaica.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e61-e67. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

Introduction: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia among primary care patients with hypertension and diabetes in Jamaica and the proportion of patients who achieve recommended targets.

Material And Methods: An audit of 500 dockets of adult patients with chronic disease attending public primary care clinics in Jamaica was conducted between October and December 2013. Data were collected on patient characteristics including medical history, medications, anthropometry, and lipid profiles (since January 1, 2011). Read More

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October 2017
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No effect of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with metabolic syndrome: a pilot randomised study.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e52-e60. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

Introduction: Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) may have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)VitD) serum levels compared with non-MetS individuals. Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Yet, the effect of VitD supplementation on MetS remains uncertain. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5728078PMC
October 2017
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Effects of increased body weight and short-term weight loss on serum PCSK9 levels - a prospective pilot study.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e46-e51. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

Introduction: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is associated with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) catabolism, but its serum concentration is not uniformly associated with cardiovascular disease in clinical studies. Obesity is linked with increased cardiovascular risk, but the effect of increased body weight and short-term weight loss on serum PCSK9 levels is not well studied.

Material And Methods: The aim of this prospective pilot study was to assess differences in serum PCSK9 levels (determined with a quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay) between otherwise healthy drug-naïve obese subjects and healthy individuals with normal body weight. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5728080PMC
October 2017
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Systemic oxidoreductive balance and vascular function in individuals without clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e37-e45. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Clinic of Vascular and Internal Diseases, Jan Biziel University Hospital No. 2, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Introduction: Endothelial dysfunction is recognized as the earliest disorder in the development of atherosclerosis, in the pathogenesis of which oxidative stress plays a crucial role. The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between non-invasive parameters of vascular dysfunction and oxidative stress.

Material And Methods: Forty-eight individuals without clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis were studied. Read More

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October 2017
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Endoscopic vein harvesting: the growing role in cardiac surgery.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e34-e36. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5728077PMC
October 2017
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Unexpected diagnosis in a patient with a left ventricular assist device: rectal cancer.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 5;2:e31-e33. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialized Training and Research Hospital, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5728079PMC
October 2017
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Is there a relationship between blood lipids and lumbar disc herniation in young Turkish adults?

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 30;2(1):e24-e28. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Department of Cardiology, University of Sakarya Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey.

Introduction: Atherosclerosis might diminish the nutrient supply to intervertebral discs (IVD), leading to disc herniation. Therefore, there is interest in determining the possible association between the blood lipid profile and lumbar disc herniation (LDH). We aimed to evaluate the association between blood lipids and LDH in a homogeneous group of patients, controlling for age- and sex-specific effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2017.68651DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596115PMC
June 2017
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Vascular parkinsonism and vascular dementia are associated with an increased risk of vascular events or death.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2017 23;2(1):e16-e23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Clinic of Neurology, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: The natural course of vascular parkinsonism (VaP) and dementia (VaD) due to cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is not well known. The aim of this single-center study was to evaluate the long-term risk of vascular events, death and dependency in patients with VaP or VaD and to compare it with patients without cerebrovascular disease but with high atherothrombotic risk.

Material And Methods: Seventy-eight consecutive, functionally independent patients with MRI features of SVD and with recently diagnosed VaD ( = 50) and VaP ( = 28) and 55 controls (control group - CG) with high 10-year risk of total cardiovascular disease (SCORE ≥ 5%) were prospectively recruited and followed for 24 months. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596114PMC
June 2017
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