Ruiying Guo, Xu Wang, Yijia Liu, Mengnan Huang, Mei Ma, Yuanyuan He, Rongrong Yang, Shan Gao, Mingchi Luo, Guoyuan Zhao, Lin Li, Chunquan Yu
This study aimed to examine the association between the hemoglobin glycation index (HGI) and carotid artery plaque (CAP) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 10,778 patients with CHD. The participants were divided into three groups by HGI tertiles (T1 HGI<-0.44, T2 -0.44 ≤ HGI ≤ 0.15, T3 HGI>0.15). The presence of CAP was used to diagnose by carotid ultrasonography. Logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the association between the HGI and CAP...
August 29, 2023: Angiology
Yanqing Xie, Han Cen, Li Wang, Keai Cheng, Li Huang, Haoxuan Lu, Lili Ji, Yudan Chen, Zhong Zhou, Zhuo Yang, Sheng Jing, Haibo Zhu, Kan Chen, Si Chen, Wenming He
To investigate the relationships between inflammatory parameters, including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) and systemic immune-inflammation index (SII), and quantitative flow ratio (QFR) in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients ( n = 450) enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Logistic regression was performed to evaluate the associations of NLR, PLR, MLR, and SII evaluated as continuous and binary variables with QFR ≤0...
August 25, 2023: Angiology
Ziqin Lai, Zhu Li, Mengnan Huang, Yang Wang, Lin Li, Fanfan Liu, Tong Yang, Yijia Liu, Qiang Xu, Shan Gao, Chunquan Yu
This study investigated the relationship between gamma-glutamyltransferase/alanine aminotransferase (GGT/ALT) ratio and carotid plaques in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This multicenter retrospective study included 8,255 patients with CAD who were divided according to GGT/ALT quartiles: Q1 (GGT/ALT ≤ 1.00), Q2 (1.00 < GGT/ALT ≤ 1.41), Q3 (1.41 < GGT/ALT ≤ 2.05), and Q4 (GGT/ALT > 2.05). Logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between GGT/ALT, carotid plaques, and carotid plaque echogenicity...
August 25, 2023: Angiology
Ya Li, Tai Li, Lei Wang
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August 24, 2023: Angiology
Yosuke Hata, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takuya Tsujimura, Naoko Higashino, Taku Toyoshima, Sho Nakao, Masashi Fukunaga, Daizo Kawasaki, Masahiko Fujihara, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Toshiaki Mano
Cholesterol crystal embolism (CCE) accompanied by a lower extremity wound is occasionally difficult to differentiate from chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and treat. The present multi-center retrospective observational study investigated the clinical characteristics and prognosis of CCE with lower extremity wounds. Consecutive patients (n = 58) clinically diagnosed as CCE with lower extremity wounds between April 2010 and December 2019 were studied. CCE was diagnosed using histological findings, foot condition, renal impairment, and eosinophilia...
August 24, 2023: Angiology
Eman O Mahmoud, Yumn A Elsabagh, Nagwa Abd El Ghaffar, Mary Wadie Fawzy, Mohamed A Hussein
Arterial stiffness was reported with corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We studied atherosclerosis in COVID-19 directly through duplex ultrasound measurements and their relation to co-morbidities, clinical and laboratory severity markers, and serum interleukin (IL) 6 and 17. Serum IL 6 and 17, average carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), diameter and peak systolic velocities (PSV) of tibial, ulnar, radial arteries, and ankle brachial index (ABI) were measured in 44 COVID-19 patients and 44 healthy controls...
August 23, 2023: Angiology
S Soudet, D Basille, H Carette, M Mercier, C Andrejak, M-A Sevestre
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with an increase in venous thrombotic and cardiovascular (CV) events has been reported during hospitalization. No systematic ultrasound follow-up to evaluate sequelae was ever that took place carried out prospectively associated with the evaluation of CV morbidity-mortality at 3 months post-discharge. Consecutive patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Amiens-Picardie University Hospital between 1st February and 31st August 2020 were included. The primary objective was the thrombosis incidence at 3 months after hospital discharge...
August 19, 2023: Angiology
Fatih Koca, Fatih Levent, Ömer Furkan Demir, Nurcan Kat, Erhan Tenekecioglu
Ethyl chloride (EC) spray is a vapocoolant which is used in interventional procedures as a topical local anesthetic. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether or not EC spray can facilitate radial coronary angiography. The study was conducted on a study group EC of 106 (age: 58.1 ± 12.4) patients and a control group (placebo) of 104 (age: 59.1 ± 10.8) patients. Visual analogue scale scores (VAS), radial cannulation failure (RCF), the rates of clinical and anatomical radial artery spasm (RAS), pain lasting >2 day and >1 week, and radial artery occlusion (RAO) at first week and first month were evaluated in both groups...
August 18, 2023: Angiology
Ece Karaca, Celal Caner Ercan, Celal Akdemir, Tugba Sarac Sivrikoz, Artur Salmaslioglu, Fatma Ferda Verit, Figen Gurdol, Beyhan Omer
Endothelial dysfunction (ED) plays a prominent role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). There is a need for non-invasive methods to assess endothelial function in preeclamptic patients. In the present study, adropin, autotaxin (ATX), and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) were evaluated as indicators of ED. Patients diagnosed with PE and healthy pregnant women (n = 42 for each group) were compared. After measuring flow-mediated dilation (FMD), the participants were stratified as ED (+) or ED (-) based on a cut-off value of 6...
August 17, 2023: Angiology
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August 16, 2023: Angiology
Jinhang Che, Jiaqi Song, Yuxiang Long, Chunping Wang, Caiyin Zheng, Ruoyu Zhou, Zengzhang Liu
The present study aimed to explore the association between the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and prognosis of critically ill chronic heart failure patients. The records of 5298 patients who met the inclusion criteria were extracted from the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care IV database. The primary outcome was 30-days all-cause mortality and the secondary outcome was 90-days all-cause mortality. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the relationship between NLR and 30-days mortality...
August 16, 2023: Angiology
Refik Kavsur, Christian Schaefer, Max Jonathan Stumpf, Marcel Weber, Atsushi Sugiura, Marc Ulrich Becher, Sebastian Zimmer, Georg Nickenig, Nadjib Schahab
The present study aimed to analyze common carotid artery strain properties in patients (n = 59) with severe aortic valve stenosis who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Arterial compliance of the common carotid artery was assessed by ultrasound speckle-tracking before and after TAVR. For sub-analysis the study cohort was divided according to aortic valve area <.75 cm2 (n = 30) vs ≥.75 cm2 (n = 29). Comparison of pre- and post-procedural strain variables showed an improvement in median radial velocity ( P < ...
August 12, 2023: Angiology
Ozgen Safak, Tarik Yildirim, Volkan Emren, Eyup Avci, Onur Argan, Zihni Aktas, Seda Elcim Yildirim, Didar Elif Akgun, Halil Lutfi Kisacik
Nutritional status and its index (Prognostic Nutritional Index, PNI) is an important prognostic factor for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The present study investigated whether PNI it is associated with no-reflow in patients with STEMI. In this retrospective study, 404 patients with STEMI and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) were consecutively included, between January 2016 and December 2018. No-reflow phenomenon (NRP) was detected in 103 (25.4%) patients. In multivariate logistic regression analysis C-reactive protein (CRP) (odds ratio (OR): 1...
August 8, 2023: Angiology
Faysal Saylik, Tufan Çınar, Tayyar Akbulut, Murat Selçuk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 6, 2023: Angiology
Adrian Rojas Murguia, Swathi Prakash, Fernando Segovia, Fatih Ayvali, Michael Brockman, Sahithi Nadella, Vishwajeet Singh, Alok Kumar Dwivedi, Manu Rajachandran, Debabrata Mukherjee, Nils P Nickel
The prevalence of concomitant deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its impact on 30-day outcomes in Hispanic patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. We retrospectively studied a cohort of Hispanic patients admitted for acute PE to determine the relationship of concomitant DVT to clot burden on chest computer tomography (CT), right heart strain, and 30-day mortality. We identified 391 patients admitted with acute PE; 168 (42.9%) had concomitant DVTs on admission; 39 patients (9.9%) died during the 30-day follow-up: 12 patients without concomitant DVT and 27 with concomitant DVT, respectively ( p < ...
August 4, 2023: Angiology
Attila Ulkucu, Servet Altay
The present study investigated the characteristics of rare but often fatal cases of acute coronary syndrome and aortic dissection and the factors affecting mortality. HEART score, aortic dissection detection risk score, and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Event (GRACE) Score were calculated by evaluating biochemical tests and symptoms/signs of the 20 patients who were admitted to our clinic with a preliminary diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and subsequently diagnosed with aortic dissection. The assumption of normal distribution was checked with the Shapiro-Wilk test, and independent group comparisons were made with the t test or the Mann-Whitney U test...
July 27, 2023: Angiology
Frank H Annie, Joshua Kepfinger, Fatima Ahmed, Muhammad Ijaz Pervez, Ahmad Elashery
We assessed the association between troponin levels and all-cause mortality in individuals with chest pain who presented to the Charleston Area Medical Center Emergency Department (CAMC). We identified adult patients with chest pain as defined in the International Classification of Diseases 10 (R07) family group from the CAMC data warehouse between June 6, 2020, and June 6, 2021. These cases required a visit to the emergency room. We created 3 different cohorts to assess the endpoints of all-cause mortality at 30 days and 6 months...
July 25, 2023: Angiology
Faysal Şaylık, Tufan Çınar, Remzi Sarıkaya, İbrahim Halil Tanboğa
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a prominent complication of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). The systemic immune inflammation response index (SIIRI) is a novel inflammatory marker developed by multiplying the monocyte count by the systemic immune inflammation index (SII) and is associated with coronary artery disease severity. We investigated the predictive ability of SIIRI for detecting CIN in STEMI patients (n = 2289) following pPCI and developed a nomogram based on SIIRI for risk stratifying...
July 24, 2023: Angiology
Adrian Rojas Murguia, Debabrata Mukherjee, Chandra Ojha, Manu Rajachandran, Nils P Nickel
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July 24, 2023: Angiology
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