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Schettert Isolmar T - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Association between ADAMTS13 levels and cardiovascular events has been described recently. However, no genetic study of ADAMTS13 in coronary patients has been described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on related populations frequencies and functional studies, we tested three ADAMTS13 polymorphisms: C1342G (Q448E), C1852G (P618A) and C2699T (A900V) in a group ...
Henareh Loghman - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Previous studies have shown that a decreased fibrinolytic activity or a hyperactivated coagulation system increase the risk of myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the presence of atherosclerotic lesions and coagulation and fibrinolysis factors and high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) in ...
Willershausen Brita - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: In patients with cardiovascular diseases several risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and drinking habits, genetic disposition, and chronic inflammation must be considered. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a correlation between dental origin infections and the presence of an acute ...
Meltzer Mirjam E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Studies on the relation between thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) and arterial thrombosis have produced conflicting results. TAFI regulates fibrinolysis, but other roles of this inhibitor, including anti-inflammatory properties, have also been demonstrated. DESIGN AND METHODS: We investigated the association between TAFI activity and the risk of myocardial infarction. ...
Prasad Sandhir B - - 2010
The metabolic syndrome (MS) is a novel risk factor for coronary artery disease. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) re-definition of MS lists obesity as the essential feature of MS. We determined the presence of MS by this obesity-centric definition in 107 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction. Our key findings ...
Eddy David M - - 2009
Performance measures and guidelines encourage physicians to advise smokers to quit. The effect of these efforts on the morbidity, mortality, and cost of cardiovascular disease is not known. This article analyzes the effects of offering smoking cessation advice in the US population. The Archimedes model is used to simulate several ...
Kotseva Kornelia - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The first and second EUROASPIRE surveys showed high rates of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease. The third EUROASPIRE survey was done in 2006-07 in 22 countries to see whether preventive cardiology had improved and if the Joint European Societies' recommendations on cardiovascular disease prevention ...
Greif Martin - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Pericardial fat as a visceral fat depot may be involved in the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. To gain evidence for that concept we sought to investigate the relation of pericardial fat volumes to risk factors, serum adiponectin levels, inflammatory biomarkers, and the quantity and morphology of coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS ...
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We conducted a genome-wide association study testing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and copy number variants (CNVs) for association with early-onset myocardial infarction in 2,967 cases and 3,075 controls. We carried out replication in an independent sample with an effective sample size of up to 19,492. SNPs at nine loci reached ...
Thompson D R - - 2009
1. The Chinese version of the 27-item MacNew health-related quality of life (HRQL) questionnaire is a valid, reliable and responsive core coronary heart disease (CHD)-specific HRQL measure. It can be used to compare the health outcomes, burdens of illness, and treatment effectiveness in pure or mixed populations of patients with ...
Hsu Lung-An - - 2010
A 21-bp deletion mutation of the exon 11 of the myocyte enhancer factor-2A (MEF2A) gene was shown to cause familial coronary artery disease. This finding raises the possibility that MEF2A variants may contribute to the risk of coronary artery disease. In total, 258 patients with coronary artery disease and 258 ...
Trzos Ewa - - 2009
An estimated 6 to 10% of myocardial infarctions occur in patients under the age of 45. Usually this applies to men, but an increasing prevalence is being observed among women. Atherosclerosis, often one vessel disease, is the main cause. The presence of classic risk factors affects the dynamics of coronary ...
Sahibzada Palwasha - - 2009
Though diabetes and hyperglycaemia are well known risk factors for morbidity and mortality associated with Coronary Heart Disease, there are no studies published from Pakistan on the impact of non-diabetic hyperglycaemia on these indices. The present study was undertaken to fill the gap in knowledge related to this aspect of ...
Lawal Lookman - - 2009
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an uncommon cause of acute coronary syndrome in young healthy females, with pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptive pills as recognized predisposing factors. We present two cases of acute myocardial infarction in two young females without significant risk factors and review the literature on ...
Trojnarska Olga - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular arrhythmia (SVA) is a frequent clinical complication in adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study is prognostic evaluation of congenital heart defect complexity, performed cardiac surgery, initial functional impairment of the heart - NYHA > I, cyanosis, age and sex of the adult ...
Kitsios Georgios - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The role of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in modifying the response to treatment modalities in coronary artery disease is controversial. METHODS: PubMed was searched and a database of 58 studies with detailed information regarding ACE I/D polymorphism and response to treatment in coronary artery disease was ...
Afsar Baris - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Both traditional and non-traditional risk factors play a role for the development of cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients. However, a specific relationship between these risk factors and silent myocardial damage is unknown. METHODS: Demographic, anthropometric, clinical, and laboratory data were collected. Silent myocardial damage was defined by elevated cardiac ...
Tatli Ersan - - 2009
BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine the role of hematological variables in determining critical coronary artery stenosis in young adults with myocardial infarction. METHODS: This study includes 76 of 1,804 patients who applied to our hospital between January 2001 and December 2005. All were under 35 years old, diagnosed as ...
Cohen Marc - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Controversy regarding the optimal antiplatelet/antithrombotic regimen indicates a need to re-evaluate the place of these agents in treating patients with unstable angina/non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. RECENT FINDINGS: Although clinical trial data suggest that glycoprotein IIb-IIIa inhibition benefits moderate-risk to high-risk patients, recent studies ...
Douvaras Panagiotis - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is upregulated in vivoin the ischemic human myocardium. Since several polymorphisms have been shown to influence VEGF expression, we evaluated the contribution of such polymorphisms to the clinical outcome of patients after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: PCR and restriction fragment length polymorphism ...
Melhem Ayyash - - 2009
A 27 year-old man who presented to the hospital with progressive lower extremity weakness, developed an acute ST elevation myocardial infarction on his second hospital day. Primary angioplasty to the left anterior descending coronary artery was performed. Due to persistent dyspnea, the patient underwent a diagnostic chest computed tomography which ...
Tzoulaki Ioanna - - 2009
To investigate the risk of incident myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and all cause mortality associated with prescription of oral antidiabetes drugs. Retrospective cohort study. UK general practice research database, 1990-2005. 91,521 people with diabetes. Incident myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and all cause mortality. Person time intervals for drug ...
Thomas John E - - 2009
Billions of dollars are spent annually in the United States in the largely unregulated market of dietary supplements. Many of these supplements are marketed as weight-loss and athletic-performance-enhancement products. The association of various ephedra-containing products with adverse cardiovascular events has led to a ban on the sale of these products ...
Shojaie Mohammad - - 2009
Premature myocardial infarction with life-threatening complications may become epidemic in some Asian and African countries and especially Iran. Fibrinogen is considered as one of the probable risk factors of myocardial infarction. The aim of our study was to assess fibrinogen levels as an etiology of premature myocardial infarction in young ...
Saleheen Danish D Center for Non-Communicable Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan. - - 2009
The burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) is increasing at a greater rate in South Asia than in any other region globally, but there is little direct evidence about its determinants. The Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infarction Study (PROMIS) is an epidemiological resource to enable reliable study of genetic, lifestyle ...
Karaolis M M Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. - - 2009
Although significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD), further investigation is still needed. The objective of this study was to develop a data mining system using association analysis based on the apriori algorithm for the assessment of heart event related risk factors. ...
Moser Debra K DK College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536-0232, USA. - - 2009
Perceived control is a construct with important theoretical and clinical implications for healthcare providers, yet practical application of the construct in research and clinical practice awaits development of an easily administered instrument to measure perceived control with evidence of reliability and validity. To test the psychometric properties of the Control ...
Farzaneh-Far Ramin R Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94143-0124, United States. - - 2009
Recent large-scale genome-wide association studies have identified a novel susceptibility locus on chromosome 9p21.3 that contributes a significant attributable risk for myocardial infarction. The phenotypic significance of this locus in patients with established coronary artery disease is unknown. We sought to compare cardiovascular structure and function in carriers and non-carriers ...
Zhang Xiaomin - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60) is implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, its role in coronary heart disease (CHD) is uncertain. This study explored the influence of circulating Hsp60 on CHD in a large case-control study, as well as the impact of acute myocardial infarction on Hsp60 levels ...
Bennett Kathleen - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Heartwatch, a secondary prevention programme in primary care was initiated in 2003, based on the second European Joint Task Force recommendations for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim was to examine the effect of the first 2 years of the Heartwatch programme on cardiovascular risk factors ...
Sen Krishna - - 2008
Prediabetes is now considered as a definite entity for increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and a potent risk for progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus. As macrovascular disease is the commonest cause of increased mortality in dysglycaemic individuals (prediabetes and diabetes) by 2-4 times as opposed to normal individuals, clinicians ...
Lu Chengzhi - - 2008
Lower paraoxonase (PON1) activity and higher oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) levels are main risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study is to observe the characteristics of coronary artery lesions in CHD patients with or without hyperglycemia and relationships between coronary artery lesions and oxLDL levels ...
Farsang C - - 2009
The GOOD survey investigated the global cardiometabolic risk profile in adult patients with hypertension across 289 sites in four European regions (Northwest, Mediterranean, Atlantic European Mainland and Central Europe). Demographic, lifestyle, clinical and laboratory data were collected from eligible patients (n=3370) during a single clinic visit. In Central Europe, represented ...
DiBello Julia R - - 2008
Reduced rank regression and partial least-squares regression (PLS) are proposed alternatives to principal component analysis (PCA). Using all 3 methods, the authors derived dietary patterns in Costa Rican data collected on 3,574 cases and controls in 1994-2004 and related the resulting patterns to risk of first incident myocardial infarction. Four ...
Vasilakou Magda - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Genetic polymorphisms in the gene for endothelial nitric oxide synthase have been considered as potential risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease in some populations. METHODS: We studied two polymorphisms of the NOS3 gene, the VNTR in intron 4 (4VNTR) and the Glu298Asp polymorphism in exon 7, ...
Skodova Zuzana - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Vital exhaustion has been shown to be a significant risk factor contributing to coronary heart disease, as well as a predictor of a worse prognosis among coronary patients. Socioeconomic differences in vital exhaustion may be part of the causal mechanism in the health and mortality inequalities connected with socioeconomic ...
Dalvi B - - 2008
Amplatzer device closure of large atrial septal defects is challenging. A large device tends to malalign with the plane of the interatrial septum or prolapses through the defect. We describe a balloon assisted technique which has been successfully used in over 300 cases without a single technical failure.
Patel J V - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Abnormal adipocyte function is implicated in both the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiac function, where adiponectin provides a putative link. However, the utility of adiponectin as a discriminator of CHD severity is unclear and may be confounded by cardiac function. We hypothesized that plasma adiponectin would ...
Tousoulis Dimitris - - 2008
It is now widely accepted that the classic environmental risk factors for atherosclerosis only partly explain the incidence of coronary artery disease and the development of acute coronary syndromes. Therefore, genetic factors that vary among human populations seem to be involved in the clinical manifestations of such patients. Substantial data ...
Medina Pilar - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Haplotypes A1 and A3 in the endothelial protein C receptor gene are tagged by the 4678G/C and 4600A/G polymorphisms, respectively, and have been reported to influence the risk of venous thromboembolism. We assessed whether these haplotypes modify the risk of premature myocardial infarction. DESIGN AND METHODS: We genotyped these ...
Arora Satish - - 2008
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and modification of established cardiovascular risk factors has become increasingly important in order to minimize the impact of the disease. In response to the considerable debate regarding the optimal use of therapeutic strategies, a range ...
Zhang X-H - - 2008
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the second leading cause of cardiovascular death in the Chinese population. It accounts for 22% of cardiovascular deaths in urban areas and 13% in rural areas. Although mortality from CHD in China is relatively low compared with Western levels, the burden of CHD has been ...
Geisler Tobias - - 2008
AIMS: To investigate an association of responsiveness to clopidogrel loading dose with genotypes of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19, other CYP isozymes and nongenetic factors in patients with coronary artery disease. MATERIALS & METHODS: Genotyping for CYP2C19 (*2, *3 and *17), CYP3A4*1B and CYP3A5*3 variants was performed in patients (n = ...
Saleem Tahir - - 2008
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is known to cause microvascular and possibly macrovascular complications. This study was performed to find the association between glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C) level and the severity of coronary artery disease. One hundred and ten consecutive patients admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction were studied. Seventy-eight patients (70.9%) ...
Elkeles Robert - - 2008
Coronary calcium score measured by electron beam tomography provides an indication of current atherosclerotic burden in the coronary arteries. It correlates with conventional risk factors, but less so with Type 2 diabetes. Measurement of coronary calcium score has been shown to be a powerful predictor of coronary heart disease events ...
Sganzerla Paolo - - 2009
The role of coronary microvascular function in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy remains to be elucidated. In this study it was evaluated through coronary flow reserve (CFR) by means of transthoracic Doppler ultrasound imaging of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in 5 consecutive patients without risk factors and/or concomitant diseases impairing, ...
Emdin Michele - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase activity (GGT) has been documented as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. However, to-date its value has not been compared with C-reactive protein (CRP) and other indexes in a multimarker prognostic strategy in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 474 subjects with angiographically documented CAD. ...
Tekeli Atike - - 2008
BACKGROUND: In most cells, DNA is regularly damaged by mutagens. Different DNA repair mechanisms operate on specific types of damaged DNA. When DNA damage resulting from free radicals is not repaired, it might lead to deteriorated gene expression, the development of a number of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, vascular ...
Shabbir Muhammad - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction is one of the most common life threatening diagnoses in emergency hospital admissions. Most of the complications occur during the first few hours while the patients are likely to be in the hospital. Although the mortality rate after admission for myocardial infarction has declined significantly over the ...
Azfar Rahat S - - 2008
The scientific literature linking psoriasis to metabolic syndrome, and its components, as well as atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction has rapidly expanded. Increasingly, epidemiological studies are establishing the directionality of these associations and psoriasis' role as an independent risk factor in developing these outcomes. Psoriasis is associated with metabolic syndrome, and ...
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