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Vascularized Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Models for the Validation of Novel Methods of Quantifying Intra-Plaque Neovascularization.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada;; Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen's (CINQ), Queen's University, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) in advanced lesions of the carotid artery has been linked to plaque progression and risk of rupture. Quantitative measurement of IPN may provide a more powerful tool for the detection of such "vulnerable" plaque than the current visual scoring grading method. The aim of this study was to develop a phantom platform of a neovascularized atherosclerotic plaque within a carotid artery to assess new methods of quantifying IPN. Read More

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The Cardiovascular Cost of Silence: Relationships Between Self-silencing and Carotid Atherosclerosis in Midlife Women.

Ann Behav Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Background: Individuals engage in a range of behaviors to maintain close relationships. One behavior is self-silencing or inhibiting self-expression to avoid relationship conflict or loss. Self-silencing is related to poor mental health and self-reported physical health in women but has not been examined in relation to cardiovascular health, particularly using direct measures of the vasculature. Read More

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CT angiography evaluation of intracranial aneurysms: Distribution, characteristics, and association with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

E Caliskan D Oncel

Niger J Clin Pract 2021 Jun;24(6):833-840

Department of Radiology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Aims: To investigate the distribution, characteristics, and association with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) of aneurysms identified in Turkish adult patients with computed tomography angiography (CTA) performed with suspicion of intracranial aneurysms and/or SAH.

Subjects And Methods: A total of 356 patients (164 male, and 192 female) with a mean age of 55.6 ± 4. Read More

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Endoscopic ultrasound imaging with high flow mode for endonasal transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Jul 21;89:329-335. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Orthpedics, Edogawa Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Intraoperative ultrasound during transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) for pituitary tumors has been reported. In reports of endonasal ultrasound (US), Doppler US vessel images were informative and effective in endoscopic TSS. We performed endoscopic US imaging with high flow mode, which is a novel technology, to visualize small vessels during endonasal endoscopic TSS. Read More

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Factors Associated with Carotid Atherosclerosis and Achilles Tendon Thickness in Japanese Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Subanalysis of the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Expert Forum (FAME) Study.

J Atheroscler Thromb 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.

Aims: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is characterized by high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, xanthomas including Achilles tendon thickening, and premature coronary artery disease (CAD). Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a well-established surrogate marker for CAD in FH and Achilles tendon thickening is a specific physical finding in patients with FH. The objective of the present study was to identify factors associated with carotid IMT and Achilles tendon thickness in FH heterozygotes on lipid-lowering therapy. Read More

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The association of lipoprotein(a) and intraplaque neovascularization in patients with carotid stenosis: a retrospective study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 Jun 9;21(1):285. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Cardiology, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, 106 of Zhongshan 2nd Road, Guangzhou, 510100, Guangdong, China.

Background: Lipoprotein(a) is genetically determined and increasingly recognized as a major risk factor for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We examined whether plasma lipoprotein(a) concentrations were associated with intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) grade in patients with carotid stenosis and in terms of increasing plaque susceptibility to haemorrhage and rupture.

Methods: We included 85 patients diagnosed with carotid stenosis as confirmed using carotid ultrasound who were treated at Guangdong General Hospital. Read More

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The Association between Elevated Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) and Serum Uric Acid Levels (SUA) among Patients with Essential Hypertension in Primary Care Setting in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia.

Int J Clin Pract 2021 Jun 9:e14445. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Sungai Buloh Health Clinic, Ministry of Health, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.

Aims: Our study aimed to investigate the association between elevated carotid-intima media thickness (CIMT) and serum uric acid (SUA) levels in hypertensive patients attending primary care clinics in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on 140 hypertensive patients attending out-patient follow-up in two primary care clinics in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia, using a convenient sampling method. Serum uric acid levels were measured and divided into 4-quartile. Read More

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Serum endocan and endothelial dysfunction in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors: a tertiary center experience.

Ther Adv Chronic Dis 2021 25;12:20406223211015963. Epub 2021 May 25.

Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

Background: An increased risk of cardiovascular complications is reported in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Early identification of impaired vascular health may allow for early interventions to improve outcomes.

Aim: The study was conducted to assess the endothelial dysfunction in ALL survivors using a new marker, serum endocan, and measurement of the mean common carotid arteries intima media thickness (cIMT). Read More

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Clinical Significance of the Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index in Postmenopausal Women With Hypercholesterolemia.

J Clin Med Res 2021 May 25;13(5):276-282. Epub 2021 May 25.

Hitsumoto Medical Clinic, 2-7-7, Takezakicyou, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi 750-0025, Japan. Email:

Background: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a physiological indicator of arterial elasticity. However, limited information regarding the clinical significance of the CAVI in patients with hypercholesterolemia is available. This cross-sectional study aimed to elucidate the clinical significance of the CAVI for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among postmenopausal women with hypercholesterolemia. Read More

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Symptomatic internal carotid artery dissection and kinking in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia.

J Vasc Bras 2021 May 31;20:e20200243. Epub 2021 May 31.

"Vita - Salute" University, Scientific Institute H. San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.

Isolated dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is rare in young patients and is a cause for strong suspicion of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), especially when associated with artery elongation and tortuosity. The natural history of cerebrovascular FMD is unknown and management of symptomatic patients can be challenging. We report the case of a 44-year-old female patient with a history of transient ischemic attack in the absence of cardiovascular risk factors, associated with an isolated left ICA dissection and kinking. Read More

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Arterial stiffness as an ultrasound biomarker of radiation-induced carotid artery disease.

Vasa 2021 Jun 9:1-8. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias ISPA, Instituto de Oncología de Asturias IUOPA, CIBERONC, Oviedo, Spain.

Radiation-induced carotid artery disease (RICAD) is an important issue in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors after radiotherapy (RT). The risk of cerebrovascular disease in these patients is doubled. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of RT on carotid artery stiffness in HNC patients. Read More

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Coherent Plane Wave Compounding Combined with Tensor Completion Applied for Ultrafast Imaging.

IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 2021 Jun 8;PP. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

To solve the problem of resolution and contrast in plane wave imaging (PWI), coherent plane wave compounding (CPWC) was introduced, in which scanning was performed at different angles, which can achieve the desired image quality by combining the images obtained from PWI at different angles. However, the application of this idea reduces the frame rate in proportion to the number of plane waves (PW) or angles, so that in this modality, when dealing with some applications such as shear wave imaging (SWI) and strain imaging, there is always a compromise between the frame rate and the image quality. Tensor completion (TC) is a powerful technique to recover missing information of a low-rank tensor from limited observations based on rank minimization. Read More

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Hemodynamic arterial changes in heart failure: a proposed new paradigm of "Heart and Vessels Failure (HVF)".

Minerva Cardiol Angiol 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Heart Failure Unit and Division of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, San Raffaele Hospital and Scientific Institute (IRCCS), Milan, Italy.

Background: Although heart failure (HF) is one of the most common conditions affecting the heart, little attention has been placed on the role of arteries in contributing to the progression of this disease. We sought to determine the hemodynamic change of arteries in HF patients subdivided according to left ventricular ejection fraction. The major goal was to establish the active compensatory role of arteries in HF. Read More

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Uncovering the shared lipidomic markers of subclinical osteoporosis-atherosclerosis comorbidity: The Young Finns Study.

Bone 2021 Jun 5;151:116030. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland; Finnish Cardiovascular Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland; Department of Clinical Chemistry, Fimlab Laboratories, Tampere, Finland.

Background: Osteoporosis and atherosclerosis are complex multifactorial diseases sharing common risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms suggesting that these are comorbidities. Omics studies identifying joint molecular markers associated with these diseases are sparse.

Subjects And Methods: Using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, we quantified 437 molecular lipid species from the Young Finns Study cohort (aged 30-45 years and 57% women) and performed lipidome-wide multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) with early markers for both diseases. Read More

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Analysis of sequential ultrasound frames for the measurement of hemodynamic stresses, critical bent buckling pressure, and critical buckling torque of human common carotid atherosclerosis.

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2021 May 29;87:105401. Epub 2021 May 29.

Medical Image and Signal Processing Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Structural properties of the arterial wall are important diagnostic parameters. The current study aimed at investigating the hemodynamic properties and intima-media thickness changes of the common carotid artery in human subjects with atherosclerosis in order to determine the relationships between these indices.

Methods: This study presented methods to detect instantaneous changes in the lumen diameter, intima media thickness, longitudinal movement and acceleration, and velocity of the left side of common carotid artery. Read More

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Carotid In-Stent Stenosis: Cutting Balloon Angioplasty: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

In-stent stenosis has a reported prevalence of 14% to 19% at 1-yr follow-up after carotid stenting and is associated with an increased risk of acute ischemic stroke.1,2 Risk factors include female sex, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. Cutting balloon angioplasty is a safe and effective treatment modality for the treatment of carotid in-stent stenosis, and alternative treatment options include observation with medical management and placement of another stent. Read More

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Is common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) a risk assessment marker in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 2021 Jun 7:1-6. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Radiology, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.

Objective: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with impairment in social, academic and job-related functioning in both children and adults. The purpose of this study is to investigate the susceptibility to cardiovascular risk factors in children with ADHD diagnosis through common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) measurement, to compare cIMT in ADHD and control groups and to evaluate the association between cIMT and ADHD symptom severity.

Methods: The mean cIMT of 42 children with ADHD, ADHD symptom scales and a semi-structured psychiatric interview, and 42 age and sex matched healthy controls were measured with B-mode Doppler neck ultrasonography. Read More

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Early Contributors to Healthy Arterial Aging Versus Premature Atherosclerosis in Young Adults: The Bogalusa Heart Study.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 Jun 5;10(12):e020774. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans LA.

Background Early identification of healthy arterial aging versus premature atherosclerosis is important for optimal atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk stratification and prevention. We sought to identify predictors for the long-term absence of carotid plaque among young adults. Methods and Results We included 508 participants from the Bogalusa Heart Study without clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who were free of carotid plaque at baseline (2001-2002) and underwent ultrasound imaging at follow-up (2013-2016). Read More

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Predictors of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Young Adults: Insights From the Bogalusa Heart Study.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 Jun 5;10(12):e021887. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Medicine Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China.

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Treated HIV Infection and Progression of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Rural Uganda: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 Jun 5;10(12):e019994. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Faculty of Medicine Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara Uganda.

Background Although ≈70% of the world's population of people living with HIV reside in sub-Saharan Africa, there are minimal prospective data on the contributions of HIV infection to atherosclerosis in the region. Methods and Results We conducted a prospective observational cohort study of people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy >40 years of age in rural Uganda, along with population-based comparators not infected with HIV. We collected data on cardiovascular disease risk factors and carotid ultrasound measurements annually. Read More

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Age and Interleukin-15 Levels Are Independently Associated With Intima-Media Thickness in Obesity-Related NAFLD Patients.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 21;8:634962. Epub 2021 May 21.

Clinical Pharmacology Consultant, Casoria, Italy.

Common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) represents a functional and structural marker of early, precocious, and subclinical atherosclerosis, independently from the carotid plaque. Macrophage cells, which have been detected in adipose tissue and atherosclerotic plaques, are regulated by interleukin-15 (IL-15). At the light of the conflicting results concerning the role of IL-15 in atherosclerosis, the aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate in a population of 80 obese patients, with median age of 46 years (IQR 34-53 years), with a low rate of comorbidities but with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or hepatic steatosis (HS), the relationship between IMT and serum concentrations of IL-15. Read More

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Refractory vasospastic angina in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2021 Jun 26;23(6):261-263. Epub 2020 Dec 26.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

A 49-year-old woman affected by fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) of the carotid artery with recurrent coronary vasospasm, refractory to medical therapy was admitted for anginal pain. Coronary involvement related to FMD is uncommon and its diagnosis "in vivo" still represents a challenge. Although a clear association between FMD and spontaneous coronary artery dissections is described, the presentation as severe coronary vasospasm is rare and it is associated with unfavorable outcome, especially when treated by means of percutaneous coronary intervention. Read More

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[A Case of Bilateral Carotid Injury Caused by Vinyl Umbrella Penetration Successfully Treated with Endovascular Therapy].

No Shinkei Geka 2021 May;49(3):677-682

Department of Neurosurgery, St. Luke's International Hospital.

Here, we have reported a case pertaining to a 59-year-old man with bilateral traumatic carotid artery injury caused by vinyl umbrella penetration who was successfully treated. The patient fell from the stairs while holding an umbrella, which penetrated his neck. On admission, the patient was in a comatose state and the umbrella had been removed. Read More

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The association of carotid artery atherosclerosis with the estimated excretion levels of urinary sodium and potassium and their ratio in Chinese adults.

Nutr J 2021 Jun 6;20(1):50. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Health Management, The Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

Background: Arterial stiffness is an independent cardiovascular risk factor. However, the association between sodium/potassium intake and vascular stiffness was inconsistent. Therefore, a large community-based cross-sectional study was performed to try and achieve more definitive conclusion. Read More

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Association between vascular endothelial dysfunction and the inflammatory marker neopterin in patients with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Atherosclerosis 2021 May 27;328:38-43. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Asyut, Egypt. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) are at increased risk of cardiometabolic abnormalities. We aimed to evaluate vascular endothelial dysfunction and its association with serum neopterin (NP) levels in CAH patients.

Methods: The study included 40 patients, with a mean age of 14. Read More

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Disease activity influences the reclassification of rheumatoid arthritis into very high cardiovascular risk.

Arthritis Res Ther 2021 Jun 4;23(1):162. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Epidemiology, Genetics and Atherosclerosis Research Group on Systemic Inflammatory Diseases, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, IDIVAL, Santander, Spain.

Background: Previous studies have shown that risk chart algorithms, such as the Systematic Coronary Risk Assessment (SCORE), often underestimate the actual cardiovascular (CV) risk of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In contrast, carotid ultrasound was found to be useful to identify RA patients at high CV. In the present study, we aimed to determine if specific disease features influence the CV risk reclassification of RA patients assessed by SCORE risk charts and carotid ultrasound. Read More

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Variations of bronchial artery origin in 600 patients: Systematic analysis with multidetector computed tomography and digital subtraction angiography.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(22):e26001

Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do.

Abstract: To identify and evaluate the spectrum and prevalence of variations in bronchial artery (BA) origin by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in a large population with hemoptysis.From July 2008 to June 2015, data from 600 individuals with hemoptysis who underwent MDCT and DSA were retrospectively analyzed. The pattern of BA origin was investigated and classified according to distribution. Read More

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Predictors for carotid and femoral artery intima-media thickness in a non-diabetic sleep clinic cohort.

PLoS One 2021 4;16(6):e0252569. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Introduction: The impact of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) on arterial intima-media thickness (IMT), a surrogate measure for cardiovascular disease, remains uncertain, in part because of the potential for non-SDB vascular risk factor interactions. In the present study, we determined predictors for common carotid (CCA) and femoral (CFA) artery IMT in an adult, sleep clinic cohort where non-SDB vascular risk factors (particularly diabetes) were eliminated or controlled.

Methods: We recruited 296 participants for polysomnography (standard SDB severity metrics) and CCA/CFA ultrasound examinations, followed by a 12 month vascular risk factor minimisation (RFM) and continuous positive pressure (CPAP) intervention for participants with a range of SDB severity (RFM Sub-Group, n = 157; apnea hyponea index [AHI]: 14. Read More

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The Impact of Khat () on Hemodynamics of the Common Carotid Arteries in Regular Khat Chewers: A Case-control Study Using Doppler Ultrasound.

J Med Ultrasound 2021 Jan-Mar;29(1):46-49. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Hargeisa, Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Background: To evaluate the effect of chewing khat on the hemodynamics of the common carotid arteries (CCAs) using Doppler ultrasound imaging.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional case-control study. Fifty volunteers who were chronic regular khat chewers were selected and compared with healthy nonkhat chewers. Read More

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