In Vivo Detection of Lipid-Core Plaques by Coronary CT Angiography: A Head-to-Head Comparison with Histologic Findings.
In Vivo Detection of Lipid-Core Plaques by Coronary CT Angiography: A Head-to-Head Comparison with Histologic Findings. Korean J Radiol. 2020 Feb;21(2):210-217 Authors: Yin WH, Zhang Y, Li XN, Wang HY, An YQ, Sun Y, Hou ZH, Gao Y, Lu B, Zheng Z Abstract OBJECTIVE: We sought to distinguish lipid plaques using a CT quantitative pixel density histogram, based on the pathological diagnosis of lipid cores as the gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients awaiting heart transplantation due to end-stage coronary heart disease underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) spectroscopy prior to heart transplantation; coronary artery pathological analysis was performed for all patients. Lipid-core plaques were defined pathologically as manifesting a lipid core diameter> 200 μm, a circumference> 60 degrees, and a cap thickness
The protective effect of cardiorespiratory fitness on vascular outcomes including sudden cardiac death (SCD) is well established.1-3 Emerging evidence suggests that handgrip strength (HGS), a typical measure of muscular strength, is prospectively and inversely associated with mortality and vascular outcomes such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and heart failure.4-6 Given the relationship between HGS and vascular outcomes, we hypothesized that HGS would be linked to the risk of SCD.
To investigate the contribution of individual and population factors to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) mortality rates in Ireland between 2000 and 2015.
Tobacco smoking is one of the most important risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD). Hence, smoking cessation is considered pivotal in the prevention of CHD. The current study aimed to evaluate smoking c...
To assess the impact of changes in different glucose tolerance states on risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD)/coronary heart disease (CHD).
CONCLUSIONS: Despite no apparent association between discrimination and arterial stiffness in the overall study sample, further stratification revealed an association among Black women but not other race-gender groups. These data not only support the utility of an intersectionality lens but also suggest the importance of implementing psychosocial interventions and coping strategies focused on discrimination into the care of clinically ill Black women. PMID: 32227162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: We developed an individualized, outcome-optimized planning technique for HL. Some of the resulting plans were substantially different from clinical plans. The results varied depending on how risk models were defined or prioritized. PMID: 32216586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractIntroductionLithuania has one of the highest mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) among European countries. Most CHD are preventable, but when they occur, the management of these patients is important in secondary prevention. The purpose of the present analysis was to describe the demographics, clinical profile, and contemporary management of patients with stable CHD in the Lithuanian population and to compare data with other Central Eastern European countries.MethodsCLARIFY (prospective observational longitudinal registry of patients with stable CHD) is an international cohort study in outpatients wit...
This article investigates the evidence that increased physical activity has the potential to improve the well-being of nurses. The article also examines the effect of physical activity on indicators of well-being, including feeling states such as affect, mood and emotion; depression; and sleep. PMID: 32216247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]