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Effect of Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors on the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Int J Clin Pract 2021 Apr 5:e14213. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong First Medical University, Jinan, 250021, Shandong, China.

Objectives: Type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) can accelerate the clinical process of atherosclerosis(AS). Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors(DPP-4Is) have potential anti-AS effects. And, we completed a meta-analysis of the changes in carotid intima-media thickness(CIMT), flow-mediated dilation(FMD), and pulse wave velocity(PWV) of DPP-4Is to research the effect of DPP-4Is in the progression of AS in T2DM patients. Read More

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Endothelial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Cureus 2021 Feb 25;13(2):e13561. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Nephrology, Bezmialem Foundation University, Istanbul, TUR.

Introduction In this study, we aimed to determine the endothelial dysfunction (ED) and atherosclerosis in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Materials and methods This study was conducted with 83 subjects (26 male, mean age: 46±11 years) consisted of three groups including ADPKD, hypertension (HT) and healthy control groups. The groups were evaluated in terms of serum endocan and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), nitroglycerin-mediated dilation (NMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Read More

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February 2021

Alcohol Binge Drinking Selectively Stimulates Protein S-Glutathionylation in Aorta and Liver of Mice.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 16;8:649813. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Vascular Biology Section, Evans Department of Medicine, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.

Binge drinking has become the most common and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States, especially among younger adults. It is closely related to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Oxidative stress as a result of ethanol metabolism is the primary pathogenic factor for alcohol-induced end organ injury, but the role of protein S-glutathionylation-a reversible oxidative modification of protein cysteine thiol groups that mediates cellular actions by oxidants-in binge drinking-associated cardiovascular disease has not been explored. Read More

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Impaired endothelial function irrespective of systemic inflammation or atherosclerosis in mastocytosis.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background: Knowledge on endothelial dysfunction and its relation to atherosclerosis in mastocytosis is limited.

Objective: To investigate the endothelial function in mastocytosis by flow mediated dilatation (FMD) and biomarkers related to vascular endothelia and to evaluate its relation with the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis by carotid intima media thickness (CIMT).

Methods: Forty-nine patients with mastocytosis and 25 healthy controls (HCs) were included. Read More

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Εndothelial and microvascular function in CKD: Evaluation methods and associations with outcomes.

Eur J Clin Invest 2021 Mar 27:e13557. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Department of Nephrology, Hippokration Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Endothelial dysfunction, the hallmark of atherosclerosis, is suggested to be involved pathogenetically in cardiovascular and renal disease progression in these patients.

Methods: This is a narrative review presenting the techniques and markers used for assessment of microvascular and endothelial function in patients with CKD and discussing findings of the relevant studies on the associations of endothelial dysfunction with co-morbid conditions and outcomes in this population. Read More

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The relationship of serum visfatin levels with clinical parameters, flow-mediated dilation, and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Turk J Med Sci 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Background/aim: Atherosclerotic heart diseases can occur at an early age in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) values are reliable markers for early detection of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with AS. We aimed to investigate the relationship between visfatin levels and indirect markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction in patients with AS. Read More

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Impact of glycemic control on the association of endothelial dysfunction and coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Cardiovasc Diabetol 2021 Mar 13;20(1):64. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Department of Cardiology, Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 197 Rui Jin Road II, Shanghai, 200025, People's Republic of China.

Background: We investigated whether glycemic control affects the relation between endothelial dysfunction and coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Methods: In 102 type 2 diabetic patients with stable angina, endothelial function was evaluated using brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) with high-resolution ultrasound, and significant stenosis of major epicardial coronary arteries (≥ 50% diameter narrowing) and degree of coronary atherosclerosis (Gensini score and SYNTAX score) were determined. The status of glycemic control was assessed by blood concentration of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Read More

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Plasma asprosin, CCDC80 and ANGPTL4 levels are associated with metabolic and cardiovascular risk in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Physiol Res 2021 Mar 8. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Endocrinology, Tungwah Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.

Asprosin, coiled-coil domain-containing 80(CCDC80) and angiopoietin-like 4(ANGPTL4) are newly discovered adipocytokine that affects glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases. The goal of this study was to investigate if a relationship exists among asprosin, CCDC80 and ANGPTL4 and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Fifty subjects with newly diagnosed IBD and fifty healthy individuals were enrolled. Read More

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Time in Range Does Not Associate With Carotid Artery Wall Thickness and Endothelial Function in Type 1 Diabetes.

J Diabetes Sci Technol 2021 Feb 22:1932296821993178. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università degli Studi Magna Græcia di Catanzaro, Italy.

Background: Patients with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) have an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis and complications as myocardial infarction and peripheral artery disease. The thickening of the carotid wall and the brachial artery dysfunction are early and preclinical manifestations of atherosclerosis. The standard marker of care for assessment of glycemic control, glycated hemoglobin, does not associate with early atherosclerosis. Read More

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February 2021

Phenotypic characterization of circulating endothelial cells induced by inflammation and oxidative stress in ankylosing spondylitis.

Free Radic Res 2021 Feb 1:1-13. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

Department of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, India.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic auto-immune disease, affecting the spine, sacroiliac, and sometimes peripheral joints. It is also involved with cardio-vascular risk factors due to accelerated atherosclerosis. Oxidative burst, systemic inflammation coupled with endothelial dysfunction (ED), resulting in reduced bioavailability of the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) and an increased number of circulating endothelial cells (CECs) may correlate with disease activity and its sustenance. Read More

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February 2021

Impedance plethysmography-based method in the assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis 2021 02 12;319:101-107. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Finnish Cardiovascular Research Center - Tampere, Arvo Ylpön Katu 34 (33520 Tampere), P.O. Box 100, FI-33014 Tampere University, Finland; Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Arvo Ylpön Katu 34 (33520 Tampere) P.O. Box 100, FI-33014 Tampere University, Finland; Vascular Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Elämänaukio 2 (33520 Tampere), P.O. Box 2000, Tampere, 33521, Finland. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: The aim of this study was to examine an association of individual and combined pulse waveform parameters derived from bioimpedance measurements, that is pulse waves from a distal impedance plethysmographic (IPG), a whole-body impedance cardiographic (ICG) and transformed distal impedance plethysmographic (tIPG) signals, with markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, i.e. carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and carotid artery distensibility (Cdist). Read More

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February 2021

Impact of proximal and distal cuff inflation on brachial artery endothelial function in healthy individuals.

Eur J Appl Physiol 2021 Apr 23;121(4):1135-1144. Epub 2021 Jan 23.

School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science), The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

Purpose: In this study, we examined whether the decrease in endothelial function associated with short-term exposure to elevated retrograde shear rate (SR), could be prevented when combined with a concurrent drop in transmural pressure in humans.

Methods: Twenty-five healthy individuals reported to our laboratory on three occasions to complete 30-min experimental conditions, preceded and followed by assessment of endothelial function using flow-mediated dilation (FMD). We used cuff inflation for 30-min to manipulate retrograde SR and transmural pressure in the brachial artery. Read More

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Harmine alleviates atherogenesis by inhibiting disturbed flow-mediated endothelial activation via protein tyrosine phosphatase PTPN14 and YAP.

Br J Pharmacol 2021 Apr 15;178(7):1524-1540. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Metabolic Diseases, Collaborative Innovation Center of Tianjin for Medical Epigenetics and Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

Background And Purpose: Disturbed flow induces endothelial dysfunction and contributes to uneven distribution of atherosclerotic plaque. Emerging evidence suggests that harmine, a natural constituent of extracts of Peganum harmala, has potent beneficial activities. Here, we investigated if harmine has an atheroprotective role under disturbed flow and the underlying mechanism. Read More

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Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 2020 ;111(1):1-8

Department of Urology, Nagakubo Hospital.

(Objective) Recently, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were reported to be associated with endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial function is non-invasively measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD). As tadalafil has the potential to improve atherosclerosis, we evaluated the relationship between LUTS and endothelial function using FMD, and the effects of tadalafil. Read More

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February 2021

Enlarged adipocytes from subcutaneous vs. visceral adipose tissue differentially contribute to metabolic dysfunction and atherogenic risk of patients with obesity.

Sci Rep 2021 Jan 19;11(1):1831. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Coordination of Research and Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Research Group, Centro Médico Nacional "20 de Noviembre", ISSSTE, 03100, Mexico City, Mexico.

Morphological characteristics and source of adipose tissue as well as adipokines may increase cardiometabolic risk. This study aimed to explore whether adipose tissue characteristics may impact metabolic and atherogenic risks. Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT), Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) and peripheral blood were obtained from obese patients submitted to bariatric surgery. Read More

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January 2021

Metabolic syndrome and the risk of cardiovascular complications in young patients with different phenotypes of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Endocrine 2021 Jan 13. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Department of Internal Medicine and Metabolic Diseases, Medical University of Bialystok, M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 24a, 15-276, Bialystok, Poland.

Purpose: Insulin resistance is an important factor in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is associated with higher risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular complications. Early atherosclerotic lesions may be diagnosed by ultrasonographic parameters: brachial artery flow-mediated dilation after reactive hyperaemia (FMD) and intima-media thickness of common carotid artery (IMT). The aim of the study was to assess the relation of IMT and FMD with clinical and laboratory parameters reflecting metabolic status in young women with different PCOS phenotypes. Read More

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January 2021

Smoking status and endothelial function in Japanese men.

Sci Rep 2021 Jan 8;11(1):95. Epub 2021 Jan 8.

Department of Cardiovascular Regeneration and Medicine, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine (RIRBM), Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

It is established that smoking is a major risk factor of atherosclerosis. Endothelial dysfunction occurs in the initial step in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and plays a critical role in the development of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between smoking status and endothelial function in detail in men. Read More

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January 2021

The impact of age and sex on popliteal artery endothelial-dependent vasodilator and vasoconstrictor function.

Exp Gerontol 2021 Mar 30;145:111221. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Division of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Lower-limb arteries, such as the popliteal artery, are a common site of atherosclerosis. These arteries are habitually exposed to large fluctuations in blood flow during physical and sedentary activities. Low-flow-mediated constriction (L-FMC) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) provide indices of endothelial-dependent vasoconstriction and vasodilation, respectively. Read More

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The impact of particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) on atherosclerosis in modernizing China: a report from the CATHAY study.

Int J Epidemiol 2020 Dec 8. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

Faculty of Medical and Health Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Air pollution has been associated with an increase in cardiovascular diseases incidence. To evaluate whether air pollution can accelerate atherogenic processes, we assessed the effects of air pollution on important surrogate markers of atherosclerosis [brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)].

Methods: A total of 1656 Han Chinese (mean age 46. Read More

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December 2020

Characteristics of Vascular Phenotype in Fabry Patients.

Angiology 2021 May 21;72(5):426-433. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Department of Vascular Diseases, 37663University of Ljubljana Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal disorder. Alpha-galactosidase A deficiency caused by mutation leads to accumulation of glycosphingolipids predominantly in endothelial cells, leading to impairment of vascular wall morphology and function. We assessed vascular wall hypertrophy (carotid artery intima-media thickness, cIMT), endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, FMD), presence of atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid and femoral arteries, and levels of endothelial adhesion and inflammatory biomarkers in 33 Fabry patients compared with 66 healthy matched controls. Read More

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Comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular structure and function and disease risk in middle-aged ultra-endurance athletes.

Atherosclerosis 2021 03 1;320:105-111. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Human Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, 1582 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, USA. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Recent studies suggest that long-term endurance training may be damaging to the heart, thus increasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. However, studies utilizing cardiac imaging are conflicting and lack measures of central and peripheral vascular structure and function, which are also independently predictive of CVD events.

Methods: We performed a comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular structure and function in long-term (≥ 10 years) ultra-endurance athletes (ATH, 14 M/11 F, 50 ± 1 y) and physically active controls (CON, 9 M/9 F, 49 ± 2 y). Read More

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Soluble vascular biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: effects of one-year anti-TNF-α therapy.

J Rheumatol 2020 Dec 15. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Division of Rheumatology and Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medicine; Department of Laboratory Medicine; Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary; Corgenix Inc., Broomfield, CO, USA; Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan; Third Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Address correspondence to: Prof Dr Zoltán Szekanecz, MD, PhD, University of Debrecen Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology, Nagyerdei str 98, Debrecen, 4032, Hungary. Email:

Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have been associated with cardiovascular (CV) disease. The treatment of arthritis by tumour necrosis factor α (TNF- α) inhibitors may decrease the serum concentrations of vascular biomarkers. We determined circulating levels of oxidized LDL (oxLDL)/β2 glycoprotein I (β2GPI) complexes, antibodies to 60 kDa heat shock protein (anti-Hsp60), soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and Brain type natriuretic peptide (BNP) fragment in sera of RA and AS patients undergoing anti-TNF treatment. Read More

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December 2020

Assessment of Endothelial and Microvascular Function in CKD: Older and Newer Techniques, Associated Risk Factors, and Relations with Outcomes.

Am J Nephrol 2020 11;51(12):931-949. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Department of Nephrology, Hippokration Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece,

Background: Endothelium is the inner cellular lining of the vessels that modulates multiple biological processes including vasomotor tone, permeability, inflammatory responses, hemostasis, and angiogenesis. Endothelial dysfunction, the basis of atherosclerosis, is characterized by an imbalance between endothelium-derived relaxing factors and endothelium-derived contracting factors.

Summary: Starting from the semi-invasive venous occlusion plethysmography, several functional techniques have been developed to evaluate microvascular function and subsequently used in patients with CKD. Read More

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December 2020

Arterial endothelial function, carotid artery intima-media thickness and abdominal aortic calcification in diabetic and nondiabetic CKD stage 4-5 patients not on dialysis.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2021 Jan 30;171:108559. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

Kidney Centre, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Aims: We aimed to study the effect of diabetes (DM) on endothelial dysfunction assessed by flow-mediated vasodilatation (FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and abdominal aortic calcification score (AAC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4-5 patients not on dialysis.

Methods: Altogether 199 non-dialysis CKD stage 4-5 patients enrolled in the Chronic Arterial Disease, quality of life and mortality in chronic KIDney injury (CADKID) study with plain lumbar radiograph for the assessment of AAC were included. Data on cIMT and FMD were available for 172 and 161 patients, respectively. Read More

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January 2021

Low Levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Endothelial Function in Subjects without Lipid-Lowering Therapy.

J Clin Med 2020 Nov 24;9(12). Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Division of Regeneration and Medicine, Medical Center for Translational and Clinical Research, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan.

An elevation of serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels has been associated with endothelial dysfunction in statin naïve subjects. However, there is no information on endothelial function in subjects with extremely low levels of LDL-C. The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship of LDL-C levels, especially low levels of LDL-C, with endothelial function. Read More

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November 2020

HDL cholesterol efflux capacity is inversely associated with subclinical cardiovascular risk markers in young adults: The cardiovascular risk in Young Finns study.

Sci Rep 2020 11 5;10(1):19223. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstraße 35, 6020, Innsbruck, Austria.

The atherogenic process begins already in childhood and progresses to symptomatic condition with age. We investigated the association of cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) and vascular markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in healthy, young adults. CEC was determined in 2282 participants of the Young Finns study using cAMP treated H-cholesterol-labeled J774 cells. Read More

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November 2020

Endothelial dysfunction and the risk of heart failure in a community-based study: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

ESC Heart Fail 2020 Oct 20. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Aims: We aimed to investigate the association between endothelial dysfunction, assessed by brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD), and the incidence of heart failure (HF) in the community-based Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Methods And Results: Brachial artery FMD was measured in a nested case-cohort sample including 3496 of 6814 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis participants without prevalent cardiovascular disease (mean age 61 years, 50% women). Multivariable probability-weighted Cox proportional hazards analysis was used to examine the association between FMD and incident HF. Read More

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October 2020

Evaluation of the relationship between pseudo-hypertension and the parameters of subclinical atherosclerosis.

Blood Press Monit 2021 Feb;26(1):1-7

Department of Cardiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.

Background: Methods using for determining the subclinical atherosclerosis have gained growing interest in the recent years. However, the effects of pseudo-hypertension on the parameters of subclinical atherosclerosis are uncertain. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between pseudo-hypertension and subclinical atherosclerosis in individuals diagnosed with pseudo-hypertension. Read More

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February 2021

Subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic sclerosis: Different risk profiles among patients according to clinical manifestations.

Int J Rheum Dis 2021 Apr 19;24(4):502-509. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Department of Clinical Internistic Anesthesiological and Cardiovascular Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: Like other autoimmune diseases, systemic sclerosis (SSc) has been described to be associated with accelerated atherosclerosis (ATS). Before clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disease (CVD) occur, subclinical ATS can be investigated in different ways.

Aim: To evaluate the presence of subclinical ATS in a group of patients with SSc, and to identify different risk profiles among patients. Read More

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Carotid Extra-Media Thickness in Children: Relationships With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Endothelial Function.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2020 24;11:574216. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Institute of Translational Pharmacology, National Research Council, Rome, Italy.

Emerging evidence suggests that structural adventitial modifications and perivascular adipose tissue (PAT) may have a role in early atherogenesis. In a cohort of children and adolescents, we explored (1) the association of carotid extra-media thickness (cEMT), an ultrasound measure whose main determinants are arterial adventitia and PAT, with obesity and its cardiometabolic complications; and (2) the interplay between cEMT and endothelial function. The study participants included 286 youths (age, 6-16 years; 154 boys, and 132 girls). Read More

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September 2020