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Machón Mónica - - 2010
To determine 28-day and 5-year survival rates in patients who have experienced a first acute myocardial infarction and to identify prognostic factors for survival. This study involved 1,677 patients with a first acute myocardial infarction who were treated at a hospital in Guipuzcoa, Spain between 1997 and 2000. Women were ...
Persson J - - 2010
The importance of adiponectin in coronary heart disease remains to be elucidated. Therefore, the associations between plasma adiponectin levels and i) myocardial infarction and ii) genetic variation within the adiponectin gene were investigated. The study included young survivors (age <60 years) of a first myocardial infarction and gender- and age-matched ...
Miyamoto Nobukazu - - 2010
The aim of this study was to identify the relevant clinical backgrounds for anterior circulation territory infarctions (ACTI) and posterior circulation territory infarctions (PCTI). Data were obtained from April 1995 to May 2005 discharge statistics of the neurologic service in our hospital. The infarctions were divided into anterior circulation territory ...
Dubayova Tatiana - - 2010
This systematic review focuses on the role of the intensity of fear in patient's delay in cancer and in myocardial infarction. In a search of literature published between 1990 and June 2009, 161 articles were found. After the use of inclusion and exclusion criteria, 11 articles in cancer and 4 ...
Xanthos Theodoros - - 2010
This paper identifies the characteristics of Greek patients with acute myocardial infarction who have long prehospital delays and identifies the factors that are specifically associated with these delays. The time between the first appearance of symptoms until the hospitalization of the patient with myocardial infarction correlates statistically significantly with in-hospital ...
Ekblom Kim - - 2011
Our objectives were to study the relationship between iron stores, HFE genotypes and the risk for first-ever myocardial infarction. First-ever myocardial infarction cases (n=618) and double matched referents from the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Cohort Study were studied in a prospective nested case-referent setting. Plasma iron, total iron binding ...
Beckmann Yesim Y - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Acute centrum ovale (CO) infarction confined to the territory of perforating long medullary arteries is rarely reported. This study was designed to investigate the full spectrum of clinical findings, topography, and pathogenesis of patients with acute CO infarct. METHODS: A total of 64 patients with CO infarct were recorded. ...
Nunes José Pedro L - - 2010
Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction. Vitiligo is a relatively common skin disease. A 70-year-old man was admitted with myocardial infarction; he had a history of hypertension, obesity and cigarette smoking. The patient had also been diagnosed as suffering from vitiligo twenty ...
Meltzer Mirjam E - - 2010
Hypofibrinolysis as measured with overall clot lysis assays is associated with risk of arterial thrombosis. Individual components of the fibrinolytic system, however, have not been studied extensively in relation to arterial disease, or results of studies were inconsistent. The relation between plasminogen and alpha2-antiplasmin levels and cardiovascular risk factors and ...
Ellis Katrina L - - 2010
Chromosome 9p21.3 (chr9p21.3) recently was identified by several genome-wide association studies as the genomic region most strongly associated with the risk of coronary artery disease. Within the chr9p21.3 locus, the single-nucleotide polymorphism rs1333049 has been demonstrated to be most strongly associated with susceptibility to developing coronary artery disease. However, the ...
Maubaret Cécilia G CG Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics, BHF Laboratories, the Rayne Building, Department of Medicine, University College London (UCL), 5 University Street, London, WC1E 6JF, UK. - - 2010
Shorter telomeres have been reported in premature myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Our work aimed at confirming the association of shorter telomere with MI in two case-control studies and in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The HIFMECH study compared 598 white male patients (<60 years) who survived ...
Sobti R C - - 2010
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic growth factor that has been shown to play a significant role in neovascularization during inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques, formation of collateral vessels to an area of ischemic myocardium and neovascularization at the edges of a myocardial infarction during its repair. Interleukin-4 ...
Satiroğlu Omer - - 2010
There are several reports on the association between the factor V Leiden mutation and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in young patients, in particular young males. A 28-year-old male patient was admitted with severe chest pain of new onset. He was an active smoker. His father had a history of coronary ...
Aydinalp Alp - - 2010
Prevalence of glycoprotein IIIa gene polymorphisms (PIA2) has been reported to be elevated in persons who die of sudden death. PIA2 has been suggested as contributing to the development of atherosclerosis via coronary plaque rupture and thrombus formation. In this prospective study, we investigated the correlation between the PIA2 polymorphism, ...
Boccardi V - - 2011
An imbalance of Nuclear Factor Kappa B (NFкB) and Inhibitor Kappa B (IкB) is involved in various human diseases including atherogenesis. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between NFKB1 and NFKBIA polymorphism and susceptibility to myocardial infarction (MI). Genotyping was performed for NFKB1 and NFKBIA gene variants in 253 subjects ...
Sallée Marion - - 2010
Cardiac complications are frequently seen in thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura related to ADAMTS13 deficiency. We describe the case of a 43-year-old woman who was diagnosed with an atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (aHUS) associated with a pathogenic mutation in the factor H gene (C623S). After 15 days of treatment, she suffered a sudden ...
Carpeggiani Clara - - 2010
To analyze the impact of ABO groups on coronary heart disease risk factors, coronary involvement and prognosis. An observational single center study was conducted to examine 4901 consecutive patients with heart disease receiving coronary angiography and ABO group determination at National Research Council Institute of Clinical Physiology between January 1993 ...
Koh W-P WP Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, - - 2011
Modification of low-density lipoprotein due to oxidative stress is essential in the development of coronary atherosclerosis. Data of specific carotenoids except β-carotene on cardioprotective effects in humans are limited. This study examined the associations between plasma concentrations of specific carotenoids and incidence of acute myocardial infarction. The study included 280 ...
Abdullah Wan Zaidah - - 2010
Various factors may contribute to a hypercoagulable state and acute vascular thrombosis. A prospective study was conducted involving 165 coronary heart disease (CHD) patients from the Cardiology Unit, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among factor VIII (FVIII), prothrombin time (PT), activated ...
Hafeez Shahid - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and clinical profile of the patients presenting with acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). METHODS: This prospective observational study was carried out from April to September 2005. The 300 consecutive patients presenting with typical electrocardiographic changes of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction to the Emergency ...
Vena Gino A - - 2010
Current epidemiological data support the association between psoriasis and cardiovascular (CV) risk, in apparent correlation with psoriasis severity. Although less unanimously, evidence of an increased prevalence of CV diseases among psoriasis patients has been reported, including ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular, peripheral vascular and heart structural disorders. In particular, various studies ...
Sakowicz A - - 2010
High levels of coagulation factor VII (FVII) in plasma have been associated with the increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in some studies. Both environmental and genetic factors are responsible for different levels of FVII in plasma. In the FVII gene there are two common polymorphisms (-323A1/A2 and IVS7)which are ...
Coppolino G - - 2010
In patients with chronic renal failure undergoing dialysis the mortality rate from cardiovascular conditions is 10 to 100 fold than in general population. The higher mortality rate is due not only to the influence of traditional risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia and cigarette smoking, but also to ...
Monteiro C M C - - 2010
Patients with metabolic syndrome are at high-risk for development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. The objective of this study was to examine the major determinants of coronary disease severity, including those coronary risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, during the early period after an acute coronary episode. We tested the ...
Karaali Zeynep Ermis - - 2010
Inflammation is a crucial component of coronary atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction (MI). Chemokine receptors are important modulators of inflammation. Polymorphisms in genes coding for chemokine receptors, CCR2 and CCR5, have been studied as genetic markers of coronary artery disease. In the present study, we investigated whether genetic variants of CCR2-V64I ...
Mugnolo Antonio - - 2010
We report a case of myocardial infarction at a young age in a person with a medical history of repeated thrombophlebitis, who was heterozygous for the prothrombin G20210A mutation and homozygous for factor V Leiden mutation. A coronary angiography revealed the presence of a moderate atherosclerotic plaque (60%) in the ...
Hu Bang-Chuan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) may be a crucial regulator of cardiac remodeling. We investigated the association between the TGF-beta gene polymorphisms and left ventricular structure. METHODS: A total of 658 hypertensive subjects were genotyped for the TGF-beta1 T869C and TGF-beta3 (rs3917187 and rs4252338) polymorphisms. RESULTS: TGF-beta3 rs3917187 AA ...
Kimotsuki Tomofumi - - 2010
Roughly speaking, restitution is the dependence of recovery time of cardiac electrical activity on heart rate. Increased restitution slope is theorized to be predictive of sudden death after heart injury such as from coronary artery occlusion (ischemia). Adrenaline analogs are known to increase restitution slope in normal hearts, but their ...
Weiner Shepard D - - 2010
Patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD) have a high risk of subsequent cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. Adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention therapies for CHD has improved in recent years but still remains suboptimal. Mortality from CHD in the United States (US) ...
Rafanelli Chiara - - 2010
Despite its implications for treatment strategies, the potential role of previous depression on the medical course after coronary heart disease (CHD) has not yet been thoroughly studied. The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of major and minor depression, dysthymia, and demoralization in the years preceding ...
Ghazouani Lakhdar - - 2010
Despite extensive exploration of many genes, strong evidence of a molecular genetic association with coronary heart disease (CHD) or myocardial infarction (MI) remains to be obtained. Recently, significant interest has emerged in mapping genetic susceptibility for complex traits through whole-genome studies association generating promoting data that will determine the genetic ...
Galasso Gennaro - - 2010
The clinical impact of PlA2 polymorphism has been investigated in several diseases, but the definition of its specific role on thrombotic cardiovascular complications has been challenging. We aimed to explore the effect of PlA2 polymorphism on outcome in patients with atherosclerosis. We studied 400 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease ...
Gerber Yariv - - 2010
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and epidemiological studies have consistently shown an increased risk for cardiovascular events in relation to exposure to air pollution. The Israel Study of First Acute Myocardial Infarction was designed to longitudinally assess clinical outcomes, psychosocial adjustment and quality of ...
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The optimization of preventive strategies in patients at high risk of cardiovascular events and the evaluation of bottlenecks and limitations of transferring current guidelines to the real world of clinical practice are important limiting steps to cardiovascular prevention. Treatment with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improves prognosis after myocardial infarction, but ...
Yary Teymoor - - 2010
Despite significant improvements in the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD), it is still a major cause of mortality and morbidity among the Iranian population. Epidemiological studies have documented that risk factors including smoking and the biochemical profile are responsible for the development of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Psychological factors ...
Hueb Whady - - 2010
The MASS IV-DM Trial is a large project from a single institution, the Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil to study ventricular function and coronary arteries in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study will enroll 600 patients with type 2 diabetes who have angiographically ...
Sims Michelle M School for Health, University of Bath, Bath BA2 - - 2010
To measure the short term impact on hospital admissions for myocardial infarction of the introduction of smoke-free legislation in England on 1 July 2007. An interrupted time series design with routinely collected hospital episode statistics data. Analysis of admissions from July 2002 to September 2008 (providing five years' data from ...
Rabi Doreen M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Low income is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Diabetes is more prevalent among low income groups, and low income patients with diabetes have been shown to have a greater burden of cardiovascular risk factors and worse cardiovascular outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine whether income status ...
Van Dreden Patrick - - 2009
Several studies have indicated an association between haemostatic markers and acute myocardial infarction, but few or no studies refer to their activity. We studied plasma levels of 10 coagulation factors (fibrinogen, protein C, protein S, von Willebrand factor, D-dimers, factor VIIa, free tissue factor pathway inhibitor, tissue-type plasminogen activator, plasminogen ...
Pei Fang - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that coronary atherosclerosis and its most severe phenotype, myocardial infarction (MI), are chronic inflammatory diseases. Interleukins are important mediators and modulators of inflammation. The His161Arg polymorphism in the gene encoding of IL-17F has recently been consistently found to be associated with chronic inflammatory disorders. In ...
Leineweber C - - 2011
Background Covert coping with unfair treatment at work-occurring when an employee does not show the "aggressor" that he/she feels unfairly treated-has been found to be associated with cardiovascular risk factors. This study examined whether covert coping also predicts incident coronary heart disease. Methods A prospective cohort study (the WOLF Stockholm ...
Kawecki Damian - - 2009
The aim of the study was to compare the course of myocardial infarction in women versus men in Upper Silesia, an industrial region in the south of Poland. The study comprised 1003 patients with either ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). The patients were divided into group ...
Cengel A - - 2009
An increasing number of patients under 40 years of age are being hospitalized with the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. This is partly due to the increased prevalance of risk factors for atherosclerosis in the younger age group; especially increased incidence of impaired fasting glucose, high triglyceride, low high-density lipoprotein ...
Thiengburanatham Sanya - - 2009
Hyperhomocysteinemia and other major cardiovascular risk factors are associated with increased vascular oxidative stress. To access the effects preoperative plasma homocysteine levels and other atherosclerotic risk factors on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury after conventional coronary artery bypass, 213 patients with normal renal function were enrolled prospectively. Cardiac troponin T was measured ...
Lightwood James M JM Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, 3333 California St, Suite 420, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA. - - 2009
The estimated effects of recent pubic and workplace smoking restriction laws suggest that they produce significant declines in community rates of heart attack. The consistency of these declines with existing estimates of the relative risk of heart attack in individuals attributable to passive smoking exposure is poorly understood. The objective ...
Williams Paul T PT Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Donner Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States. - - 2010
One-half of Americans currently meet guideline physical activity levels. For these individuals, exceeding guideline levels may provide additional health benefits. Incident physician-diagnosed myocardial infarction and angina, revascularization procedures (CABG, PTCA), and ischemic heart disease deaths during 7.7-year follow-up were compared to baseline usual distance run in 35,402 male runners. Men ...
Heide Steffen - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The association of apoE polymorphism and coronary heart disease has been examined in numerous clinical studies. However, there are only very few autopsy studies on this topic, there having been none in Germany for instance. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we examined 121 cases where the autopsy revealed premature ...
Norekvål Tone M - - 2010
AIMS: To determine the relationships between different sense of coherence levels and quality of life, and in older female myocardial infarction survivors; to investigate how socio-demographic, clinical characteristics, sense of coherence self-reported symptoms and function affect quality of life; and to determine whether sense of coherence and quality of life ...
Grover Gurprit - - 2009
In this article an attempt has been made to investigate the 10-year trend of cardiovascular risk factors and common heart related sickness including angina, arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, and to study the impact of cardiovascular risk factors and heart related sickness on time between two acute myocardial infarctions. Chi-square ...
Maddox Thomas M - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adherence to secondary prevention medications among patients with coronary artery disease is essential in minimizing risks of recurrent myocardial infarction and mortality. Despite its importance, nonadherence remains a significant problem among this population, and a variety of studies have sought to determine its prevalence, contributing factors, and ...
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