Study: Black men have 30 percent higher risk for peripheral artery disease

The risk of developing peripheral artery disease, a condition that narrows the leg arteries, is drastically higher for non-white people, a new study shows.
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Valentino Bianco, Arman Kilic, Thomas G. Gleason, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Yisi Wang, Forozan Navid, Ibrahim SultanAbstractBackgroundAn increase in the life expectancy of the general population has led to heightened numbers of elderly patients in need of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Surgical revascularization in octogenarians is becoming more commonplace and outcomes in this cohort continue to gain relevance.MethodsAll patients who underwent isolated CABG (n=7048) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
FDA has granted a breakthrough device designation for Orchestra BioMed's Virtue sirolimus-eluting balloon (SEB) in the treatment of below-the-knee (BTK) peripheral artery disease. The designation comes just a few months after the New Hope, PA-based announced its partnership with Terumo. The agreement included a $30 million up-front payment to Orchestra plus an equity commitment of $5 million. Virtue SEB is a novel, first-in-class drug/device combination product that delivers a sustained-release sirolimus formulation directly to the artery during balloon angioplasty without the need for a coating. Breakthrough d...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 -- Patients with chronic coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease treated with the combination of rivaroxaban and aspirin face a greater risk for bleeding versus patients treated with aspirin alone, according to a...
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PMID: 31525756 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
Calcification is closely related to in situ thrombosis secondary to plaque rupture in the coronary artery. However, the association between calcification in lower extremity arteries and acute thrombosis has not been assessed. We thus sought to determine whether lower limb arterial calcification (LLAC) was correlated with acute thrombosis in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Toshio Kimura, Yoshiharu Nishibori, Kojiro Miki, Katsunao Tanaka, Koichi Fujita, Masanori Takada, Takao Maruyama, Masaharu IshiharaAbstractEndovascular therapy (EVT) has been accepted as a minimally invasive treatment for peripheral artery disease, and its applicability has been widened with the development of techniques and devices. A long, totally occluded lesion in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is one of the most challenging lesions for EVT due to technical difficulties in wire-crossing. Recently, intentional subinti...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Watanabe K, Takahashi H, Watanabe T, Otaki Y, Kato S, Tamura H, Nishiyama S, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Watanabe M Abstract Objective To evaluate the effect of endovascular therapy (EVT) on the central blood pressure (CBP) and augmentation index (AIx) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Methods The CBP and AIx were assessed by radial applanation tonometry the day before and the day after EVT. We compared the differences in the therapeutic effects between the stenotic and occlusive lesions and between the iliac and superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions. Patients We enrolled 60 consecutive patie...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- The lifetime risks for peripheral artery disease (PAD) are higher in black men and women than in whites or Hispanics, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Kunihiro...
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Abstract Diabetes mellitus increases the risk and accelerates the course of peripheral artery disease, making patients more susceptible to ischemic events and infections and delaying tissue healing. Current understanding of pathogenic mechanisms is mainly based on the negative influence of diabetes mellitus on atherosclerotic disease and inflammation. In recent years, the novel concept that diabetes mellitus can impinge on endogenous regenerative processes has been introduced. Diabetes mellitus affects regeneration at the local level, disturbing proper angiogenesis, collateral artery formation, and muscle repair. ...
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The adoption of ME in 2014 was associated with significant increase in the use of infrainguinal bypass for nonsevere and elective cases, along with improved in-hospital mortality and MALE at 1 year. Longer follow-up is needed to evaluate the impact of ME on other aspects of care and longer term outcomes of PAD patients.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: PAPERS OF THE 139TH ASA ANNUAL MEETING Source Type: research
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