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J Am Coll Cardiol ; 78(11): 1145-1165, 2021 Sep 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34503684

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Medial arterial calcification (MAC) is a chronic systemic vascular disorder distinct from atherosclerosis that is frequently but not always associated with diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and aging. MAC is also a part of more complex phenotypes in numerous less common diseases. The hallmarks of MAC include disseminated and progressive precipitation of calcium phosphate within the medial layer, a prolonged and clinically silent course, and compromise of hemodynamics associated with chronic limb-threatening ischemia. MAC increases the risk of complications during vascular interventions and mitigates their outcomes. With the exception of rare monogenetic defects affecting adenosine triphosphate metabolism, MAC pathogenesis remains unknown, and causal therapy is not available. Implementation of genetics and omics-based approaches in research recognizing the critical importance of calcium phosphate thermodynamics holds promise to unravel MAC molecular pathogenesis and to provide guidance for therapy. The current state of knowledge concerning MAC is reviewed, and future perspectives are outlined.

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Future Cardiol ; 2021 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34521223

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Major advances have been made in coronary artery stent technology over the last decades. Drug-eluting stents reduced in-stent restenosis and have shown better outcomes compared with bare metal stents, yet some limitations still exist to their use. Because they delay healing of the vessel wall, longer dual antiplatelet therapy is mandatory to mitigate against stent thrombosis and this limitation is most concerning in subjects at high risk for bleeding. The COBRA PzF nanocoated coronary stent has been associated with accelerated endothelialization relative to drug-eluting stents, reduced inflammation and thromboresistance in preclinical studies, suggesting more flexible dual antiplatelet therapy requirement with potential benefits especially in those at high bleeding risk. Here, we discuss the significance of COBRA PzF in light of recent experimental and clinical studies.

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Cardiovasc Pathol ; 56: 107384, 2021 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34534669

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We report an autopsy case of an 80-year-old woman who underwent left atrial appendage closure with a WATCHMAN (Boston Scientific, St. Paul, MN, USA) device. This is the first report of histologic assessment following left atrial appendage closure with a WATCHMAN device at 3 months. Gross and histopathological examinations revealed neoendocardial coverage of the WATCHMAN device. Partial endothelialization was verified by CD34 staining; however, it remains unclear when complete endothelialization is likely to occur.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34468717

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AIMS: The magnitude of alterations in which coronary arteries remodel and narrow over time is not well understood. We aimed to examine changes in coronary arterial remodelling and luminal narrowing by three-dimensional (3D) metrics from serial coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS AND RESULTS: From a multicentre registry of patients with suspected coronary artery disease who underwent clinically indicated serial CCTA (median interscan interval = 3.3 years), we quantitatively measured coronary plaque, vessel, and lumen volumes on both scans. Primary outcome was the per-segment change in coronary vessel and lumen volume from a change in plaque volume, focusing on arterial remodelling. Multivariate generalized estimating equations including statins were calculated comparing associations between groups of baseline percent atheroma volume (PAV) and location within the coronary artery tree. From 1245 patients (mean age 61 ± 9 years, 39% women), a total of 5721 segments were analysed. For each 1.00 mm3 increase in plaque volume, the vessel volume increased by 0.71 mm3 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.63 to 0.79 mm3, P < 0.001] with a corresponding reduction in lumen volume by 0.29 mm3 (95% CI -0.37 to -0.21 mm3, P < 0.001). Serial 3D arterial remodelling and luminal narrowing was similar in segments with low and high baseline PAV (P ≥ 0.496). No differences were observed between left main and non-left main segments, proximal and distal segments and side branch and non-side branch segments (P ≥ 0.281). CONCLUSIONS: Over time, atherosclerotic coronary plaque reveals prominent outward arterial remodelling that co-occurs with modest luminal narrowing. These findings provide additional insight into the compensatory mechanisms involved in the progression of coronary atherosclerosis.

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JAMA Cardiol ; 2021 Aug 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34406326

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Importance: The density of atherosclerotic plaque forms the basis for categorizing calcified and noncalcified morphology of plaques. Objective: To assess whether alterations in plaque across a range of density measurements provide a more detailed understanding of atherosclerotic disease progression. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study enrolled 857 patients who underwent serial coronary computed tomography angiography 2 or more years apart and had quantitative measurements of coronary plaques throughout the entire coronary artery tree. The study was conducted from 2013 to 2016 at 13 sites in 7 countries. Main Outcomes and Measures: The main outcome was progression of plaque composition of individual coronary plaques. Six plaque composition types were defined on a voxel-level basis according to the plaque attenuation (expressed in Hounsfield units [HU]): low attenuation (-30 to 75 HU), fibro-fatty (76-130 HU), fibrous (131-350 HU), low-density calcium (351-700 HU), high-density calcium (701-1000 HU), and 1K (>1000 HU). The progression rates of these 6 compositional plaque types were evaluated according to the interaction between statin use and baseline plaque volume, adjusted for risk factors and time interval between scans. Plaque progression was also examined based on baseline calcium density. Analysis was performed among lesions matched at baseline and follow-up. Data analyses were conducted from August 2019 through March 2020. Results: In total, 2458 coronary lesions in 857 patients (mean [SD] age, 62.1 [8.7] years; 540 [63.0%] men; 548 [63.9%] received statin therapy) were included. Untreated coronary lesions increased in volume over time for all 6 compositional types. Statin therapy was associated with volume decreases in low-attenuation plaque (ß, -0.02; 95% CI, -0.03 to -0.01; P = .001) and fibro-fatty plaque (ß, -0.03; 95% CI, -0.04 to -0.02; P < .001) and greater progression of high-density calcium plaque (ß, 0.02; 95% CI, 0.01-0.03; P < .001) and 1K plaque (ß, 0.02; 95% CI, 0.01-0.03; P < .001). When analyses were restricted to lesions without low-attenuation plaque or fibro-fatty plaque at baseline, statin therapy was not associated with a change in overall calcified plaque volume (ß, -0.03; 95% CI, -0.08 to 0.02; P = .24) but was associated with a transformation toward more dense calcium. Interaction analysis between baseline plaque volume and calcium density showed that more dense coronary calcium was associated with less plaque progression. Conclusions and Relevance: The results suggest an association of statin use with greater rates of transformation of coronary atherosclerosis toward high-density calcium. A pattern of slower overall plaque progression was observed with increasing density. All findings support the concept of reduced atherosclerotic risk with increased densification of calcium.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34419398

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OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the impact of low tube voltage scanning heterogeneity of coronary luminal attenuation on plaque quantification and characterization with coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). BACKGROUND: The impact of low tube voltage and coronary luminal attenuation on quantitative coronary plaque remains uncertain. METHODS: A total of 1,236 consecutive patients (age: 60 ± 9 years; 41% female) who underwent serial CCTA at an interval of ≥2 years were included from an international registry. Patients with prior revascularization or nonanalyzable coronary CTAs were excluded. Total coronary plaque volume was assessed and subclassified based on specific Hounsfield unit (HU) threshold: necrotic core, fibrofatty plaque, and fibrous plaque and dense calcium. Luminal attenuation was measured in the aorta. RESULTS: With increasing luminal HU (<350, 350-500, and >500 HU), percent calcified plaque was increased (16%, 27%, and 40% in the median; P < 0.001), and fibrofatty plaque (26%, 13%, and 4%; P < 0.001) and necrotic core (1.6%, 0.3%, and 0.0%; P < 0.001) were decreased. Higher tube voltage scanning (80, 100, and 120 kV) resulted in decreasing luminal attenuation (689 ± 135, 497 ± 89, and 391 ± 73 HU; P < 0.001) and calcified plaque volume (59%, 34%, and 23%; P < 0.001) and increased fibrofatty plaque (3%, 9%, and 18%; P < 0.001) and necrotic core (0.2%, 0.1%, and 0.6%; P < 0.001). Mediation analysis showed that the impact of 100 kV on plaque composition, compared with 120 kV, was primarily caused by an indirect effect through blood pool attenuation. Tube voltage scanning of 80 kV maintained a direct effect on fibrofatty plaque and necrotic core in addition to an indirect effect through the luminal attenuation. CONCLUSIONS: Low tube voltage usage affected plaque morphology, mainly through an increase in luminal HU with a resultant increase in calcified plaque and a reduction in fibrofatty and necrotic core. These findings should be considered as CCTA-based plaque measures are being used to guide medical management and, in particular, when being used as a measure of treatment response. (Progression of Atherosclerotic Plaque Determined by Computed Tomographic Angiography Imaging [PARADIGM]; NCT02803411).

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Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther ; 19(8): 725-737, 2021 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34263701

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INTRODUCTION: Cerebrovascular events are one of the most serious consequences after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). More than half of the cerebrovascular events following TAVR are due to procedure-related emboli. Embolic protection devices (EPDs) have the potential to decrease cerebrovascular events during TAVR procedure. However, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have not conclusively determined if EPDs are effective, likely because of small number of patients enrolled. However, meta-analyses and propensity-matched analyses from large registries have shown efficacy and suggest the importance of EPDs in prevention of stroke during TAVR and perhaps other structural heart procedures. AREAS COVERED: This review will focus on clinical and histopathologic studies examining the efficacy, safety, and histopathologic device capture findings in the presence and absence of EPDs during TAVR procedures. EXPERT OPINION: Clinical studies have not conclusively determined the efficacy of EPDs. Current ongoing large-scale RCT (PROTECTED TAVR [NCT04149535]) has the potential to prove their efficacy. Histopathological evaluation of debris captured by EPDs contributes to our understanding of the mechanisms of TAVR procedure-related embolic events and suggests the importance of preventing cerebral embolization of debris released during this and other structural heart procedures.


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Estenose da Valva Aórtica , Substituição da Valva Aórtica Transcateter , Valva Aórtica/cirurgia , Estenose da Valva Aórtica/cirurgia , Humanos , Desenho de Prótese , Fatores de Risco , Substituição da Valva Aórtica Transcateter/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int J Cardiol ; 338: 42-49, 2021 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34174338

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BACKGROUND: Recent clinical studies have suggested the feasibility of 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for patients receiving drug-eluting stent (DES). Although our previous ex-vivo swine arteriovenous (AV) shunt studies under low dose heparin treatment suggested superior thromboresistance of fluoropolymer-coated everolimus-eluting stent (FP-EES) when compared to other polymer-based DESs, the relative thromboresistance of different DESs under single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) has never been examined. This study aimed to evaluate platelet adhesion under SAPT in competitive DESs in the in vitro flow loop model and ex vivo swine AV shunt model. METHODS: The thrombogenicity of FP-EES, BioLinx polymer zotarolimus-eluting stent (BL-ZES), and biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent (BP-EES) was assessed acutely using the swine AV shunt model under aspirin or clopidogrel SAPT. Stents were immunostained using antibodies against platelets and inflammatory markers and evaluated by confocal microscopy. Also, the adhesion of platelet and albumin on the three DESs was assessed by an in-vitro flow loop model using human platelets under aspirin SAPT and fluorescent albumin, respectively. RESULTS: In the shunt model, FP-EES showed significantly less platelet and inflammatory cell adhesion than BL-ZES and BP-EES. In the flow loop model, FP-EES showed significantly less platelet coverage and more albumin adsorption than BL-ZES and BP-EES. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest FP-EES may have particular advantage for short-term DAPT compared to other DESs.


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Stents Farmacológicos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Implantes Absorvíveis , Animais , Stents Farmacológicos/efeitos adversos , Everolimo , Humanos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Agregação Plaquetária , Desenho de Prótese , Stents , Suínos , Resultado do Tratamento
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JACC Cardiovasc Interv ; 14(12): 1275-1292, 2021 Jun 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34167671

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A significant proportion of lesions treated with transcatheter interventions in the coronary and peripheral vascular beds exhibit moderate to severe calcific plaques known to portend lower procedural success rates, increased peri-procedural adverse events, and unfavorable clinical outcomes compared with noncalcific plaques. Adapted from lithotripsy technology used for treatment of ureterorenal calculi, intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) is a novel technique for the treatment of severely calcific plaque lesions that uses acoustic shockwaves in a balloon-based delivery system. Shockwaves induce calcium fractures, which facilitate stent expansion and luminal gain. In this review, the authors summarize the physics, preclinical and clinical data on IVL use in the coronary and peripheral vasculature, and future directions of IVL in transcatheter cardiovascular therapies.

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JAMA Cardiol ; 6(9): 1013-1022, 2021 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34076677

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Importance: Unexplained sudden cardiac death (SCD) describes SCD with no cause identified. Genetic testing helps to diagnose inherited cardiac diseases in unexplained SCD; however, the associations between pathogenic or likely pathogenic (P/LP) variants of inherited cardiomyopathies (CMs) and arrhythmia syndromes and the risk of unexplained SCD in both White and African American adults living the United States has never been systematically examined. Objective: To investigate cases of unexplained SCD to determine the frequency of P/LP genetic variants of inherited CMs and arrhythmia syndromes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This genetic association study included 683 African American and White adults who died of unexplained SCD and were included in an autopsy registry. Overall, 413 individuals had DNA of acceptable quality for genetic sequencing. Data were collected from January 1995 to December 2015. A total of 30 CM genes and 38 arrhythmia genes were sequenced, and variants in these genes, curated as P/LP, were examined to study their frequency. Data analysis was performed from June 2018 to March 2021. Main Outcomes and Measures: The frequency of P/LP variants for CM or arrhythmia in individuals with unexplained SCD. Results: The median (interquartile range) age at death of the 413 included individuals was 41 (29-48) years, 259 (62.7%) were men, and 208 (50.4%) were African American adults. A total of 76 patients (18.4%) with unexplained SCD carried variants considered P/LP for CM and arrhythmia genes. In total, 52 patients (12.6%) had 49 P/LP variants for CM, 22 (5.3%) carried 23 P/LP variants for arrhythmia, and 2 (0.5%) had P/LP variants for both CM and arrhythmia. Overall, 41 P/LP variants for hypertrophic CM were found in 45 patients (10.9%), 9 P/LP variants for dilated CM were found in 11 patients (2.7%), and 10 P/LP variants for long QT syndrome were found in 11 patients (2.7%). No significant difference was found in clinical and heart characteristics between individuals with or without P/LP variants. African American and White patients were equally likely to harbor P/LP variants. Conclusions and Relevance: In this large genetic association study of community cases of unexplained SCD, nearly 20% of patients carried P/LP variants, suggesting that genetics may contribute to a significant number of cases of unexplained SCD. Our findings regarding both the association of unexplained SCD with CM genes and race-specific genetic variants suggest new avenues of study for this poorly understood entity.

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Radiology ; 300(1): 79-86, 2021 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33973837

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Background Aortic valve calcification (AVC) is a key feature of aortic stenosis, and patients with aortic stenosis often have coronary -artery disease. Therefore, proving the association between the progression of AVC and coronary atherosclerosis could improve follow-up and treatment strategies. Purpose To explore the association between the progression of AVC and the progression of total and plaque volume composition from a large multicenter registry of serial coronary CT angiographic examinations. Materials and Methods A prospective multinational registry (PARADIGM) of consecutive participants who underwent serial coronary CT angiography at intervals of every 2 years or more was performed (January 2003-December 2015). AVC and the total and plaque volume composition at baseline and follow-up angiography were quantitatively analyzed. Plaque volumes were normalized by using the mean total analyzed vessel length of the study population. Multivariable linear mixed-effects models were constructed. Results Overall, 594 participants (mean age ± standard deviation, 62 years ± 10; 330 men) were included (mean interval between baseline and follow-up angiography, 3.9 years ± 1.5). At baseline, the AVC score was 31 Agatston units ± 117, and the normalized total plaque volume at baseline was 122 mm3 ± 219. After adjustment for age, sex, clinical risk factors, and medication use, AVC was independently associated with total plaque volume (standardized ß = 0.24; 95% CI: 0.16, 0.32; P < .001) and both calcified (ß = 0.26; 95% CI: 0.18, 0.34; P < .001) and noncalcified (ß = 0.17; 95% CI: 0.08, 0.25; P < .001) plaque volumes at baseline. The progression of AVC was associated with the progression of total plaque volume (ß = 0.13; 95% CI: 0.03, 0.22; P = .01), driven solely by calcified plaque volume (ß = 0.24; 95% CI: 0.14, 0.34; P < .001) but not noncalcified plaque volumes (ß = -0.06; 95% CI: -0.14, 0.03; P = .17). Conclusion The overall burden of coronary atherosclerosis was associated with aortic valve calcification at baseline. However, the progression of aortic valve calcification was associated with only the progression of calcified plaque volume but not with the -progression of noncalcified plaque volume. Clinical trial registration no. NCT02803411 © RSNA, 2021 See also the editorial by Sinitsyn in this issue.


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Estenose da Valva Aórtica/diagnóstico por imagem , Valva Aórtica/patologia , Calcinose/diagnóstico por imagem , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada/métodos , Angiografia Coronária/métodos , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Placa Aterosclerótica/diagnóstico por imagem , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso , Valva Aórtica/diagnóstico por imagem , Estenose da Valva Aórtica/complicações , Calcinose/complicações , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/complicações , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Internacionalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Placa Aterosclerótica/complicações , Estudos Prospectivos
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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol ; 41(7): 2201-2214, 2021 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34039022
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33984478

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Valved allografts and xenografts for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) lack durability and do not grow. We report the first clinical use of a completely bioabsorbable valved conduit (Xeltis pulmonary valve - XPV) in children. Twelve children (six male), median age five (two to twelve) years and median weight 17 (10 to 43) kg, underwent RVOT reconstruction with the XPV. Diagnoses were: pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (VSD) (n = 4), tetralogy of Fallot (n = 4), common arterial trunk (n = 3), and transposition of the great arteries with VSD and pulmonary stenosis (n = 1). All had had previous surgery, including prior RVOT conduit implantation in six. Two diameters of conduit 16mm (n = 5) and 18mm (n = 7) were used. At 24 months none of the patients has required surgical re-intervention, 9 of the 12 are in NYHA functional class I and three patients in NYHA class II. None of the conduits has shown evidence of progressive stenosis, dilation or aneurysm formation. Residual peak gradient of >40 mm Hg was observed in three patients, caused by kinking of the conduit at implantation in 1 and distal stenosis in the peripheral pulmonary arteries in 2 patients. Five patients developed severe pulmonary valve insufficiency (PI); the most common mechanism was prolapse of at least one of the valve leaflets. The XPV conduit is a promising innovation for RVOT reconstruction. Progressive PI requires however an improved design (geometry, thickness) of the valve leaflets.

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J Am Coll Cardiol ; 77(13): 1599-1611, 2021 04 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33795033

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BACKGROUND: Calcified nodule (CN) has a unique plaque morphology, in which an area of nodular calcification causes disruption of the fibrous cap with overlying luminal thrombus. CN is reported to be the least frequent cause of acute coronary thrombosis, and the pathogenesis of CN has not been well studied. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive morphologic assessment of the CN in addition to providing an evolutionary perspective as to how CN causes acute coronary thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndromes. METHODS: A total of 26 consecutive CN lesions from 25 subjects from our autopsy registry were evaluated. Detailed morphometric analysis was performed to understand the plaque characteristics of CN and nodular calcification. RESULTS: The mean age was 70 years, with a high prevalence of diabetes and chronic kidney disease. CNs were equally distributed between men and women, with 61.5% of CNs found in the right coronary artery (n = 16), mainly within its mid-portion (56%). All CNs demonstrated surface nonocclusive luminal thrombus, consisting of multiple nodular fragments of calcification, protruding and disrupting the overlying fibrous cap, with evidence of endothelial cell loss. The degree of circumferential sheet calcification was significantly less in the culprit section (89° [interquartile range: 54° to 177°]) than in the adjacent proximal (206° [interquartile range: 157° to 269°], p = 0.0034) and distal (240° [interquartile range: 178° to 333°], p = 0.0004) sections. Polarized picrosirius red staining showed the presence of necrotic core calcium at culprit sites of CNs, whereas collagen calcium was more prevalent at the proximal and distal regions of CNs. CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that fibrous cap disruption in CN with overlying thrombosis is initiated through the fragmentation of necrotic core calcifications, which is flanked-proximally and distally-by hard, collagen-rich calcification in coronary arteries, which are susceptible to mechanical stress.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/complicações , Trombose Coronária/etiologia , Vasos Coronários/patologia , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/etiologia , Calcificação Vascular/complicações , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/diagnóstico por imagem , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Trombose Coronária/patologia , Vasos Coronários/diagnóstico por imagem , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Calcificação Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Calcificação Vascular/patologia , Microtomografia por Raio-X
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EuroIntervention ; 17(8): e688-e698, 2021 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33896763

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BACKGROUND: In peripheral artery disease, two different types of calcification are frequently observed, i.e., medial and intimal calcification. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the ability of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging and optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) to detect medial and intimal calcification in human peripheral arteries. METHODS: We performed ex vivo intravascular imaging of cadaveric human peripheral arteries with calcifications. IVUS and OFDI images were co-registered with histology. A total of 12 legs from nine patients were examined, and 438 cross-sectional images were co-registered with histology. RESULTS: OFDI could detect 183 of 231 intimal calcifications by histology, whereas IVUS could detect 194 (OFDI: sensitivity 79%, specificity 86%, area under the curve [AUC] 0.83; IVUS: sensitivity 84%, specificity 85%, AUC 0.85). Of 245 medial calcifications by histology, 160 and 164 were detected by OFDI and IVUS, respectively (OFDI: sensitivity 65%, specificity 85%, AUC 0.75; IVUS: sensitivity 67%, specificity 80%, AUC 0.74). Medial calcification with overlying intimal calcification (overlapped calcification) and an unclear border between intima and media were the main reasons for misdiagnosis. Without those 89 overlapped calcifications, sensitivity in both OFDI and IVUS was improved (OFDI: sensitivity 81%, specificity 85%, AUC 0.83; IVUS: sensitivity 88%, specificity 80%, AUC 0.84). CONCLUSIONS: There are limitations in detecting medial calcification in overlapped intimal calcification and with an unclear border between intima and media by both IVUS and OFDI. It is important to distinguish medial calcification from intimal calcification before proceeding with endovascular therapy since different approaches will be required.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana , Doença Arterial Periférica , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Humanos , Doença Arterial Periférica/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção
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Future Cardiol ; 17(6): 931-944, 2021 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33876697

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Catheter-based renal denervation is a novel treatment approach for patients with hypertension and initial unblinded trials have shown promising results. The Paradise™ Ultrasound Renal Denervation System (ReCor Medical, CA, USA) is an ultrasound-based catheter with a distal balloon that acts as a coolant to protect the renal arterial wall. This device received CE-mark in 2012. Randomized, sham-controlled trials and postmarket studies have shown promising efficacy and safety results. Currently, three additional ongoing randomized, sham-controlled trials are underway in the USA, Europe, Japan and Korea, and the results will be pivotal in device approval in some of these countries. These studies with larger numbers of patients and longer duration of follow-up are needed to further confirm the safety and efficacy of this device.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33863660

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BACKGROUND: Cytokine storm-related hypercoagulation may be important in the pathogenesis of stent thrombosis in patients with SARS-CoV-2. Whether stent polymers behave differently under such conditions has never been explored. METHODS: Fluorinated polymer-nanocoated and uncoated COBRA stents (CeloNova), BioLinx-polymer-coated Resolute Onyx stents (Medtronic), and Synergy stents (Boston Scientific), which are abluminally coated with a bioabsorbable polymer, were exposed to human blood from healthy donors which was supplemented with 400 pg/mL IL-6 and 100 pg/mL TNF-α, similar to what is seen in cytokine storm caused by SARS-CoV-2. Platelet adhesion and neutrophil activation, assessed by immunofluorescence, were compared under cytokine storm and control conditions (untreated blood) (n = 4 experimental runs). RESULTS: Platelet adhesion values, defined as %platelet-covered area x staining intensity, were significantly lower in coated and uncoated COBRA and in Resolute Onyx than in Synergy under control conditions (1.28 × 107 ± 0.43 × 107 vs. 2.92 × 107 ± 0.49 × 107 vs. 3.57 × 107 ± 0.73 × 107 vs. 9.94 × 107 ± 0.99 × 107; p ≤0.0001). In cytokine storm, platelet adhesion values remained low in coated COBRA-PzF (1.78 × 107 ± 0.38 × 107) compared to all other devices (uncoated COBRA: 5.92 × 107 ± 0.96 × 107; Resolute Onyx: 7.27 × 107 ± 1.82 × 107; Synergy: 11.28 × 107 ± 1.08 × 107; p ≤ 0.0001). Although cytokine storm conditions significantly increased neutrophil activation in all stents, it was significantly less in coated and uncoated COBRA, and in Resolute Onyx than in Synergy. CONCLUSIONS: Blood-biomaterials interactions may determine the thrombogenic potential of stents. Under simulated cytokine storm conditions, fluoropolymer-coated stents showed the most favorable anti-thrombogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Atherosclerosis ; 324: 46-51, 2021 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33813155

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) has been suggested as a marker of plasma atherogenicity. This study aimed to assess the association between AIP and the rapid progression of coronary atherosclerosis using serial coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS: A total of 1488 adults (60.9 ± 9.2 years, 58.9% male) who underwent serial CCTA with a median inter-scan period of 3.4 years were included. AIP was defined as the base 10 logarithm of the ratio of the concentrations of triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Rapid plaque progression (RPP) was defined as the change of percentage atheroma volume (PAV) ≥1.0%/year. All participants were divided into three groups based on AIP tertiles. RESULTS: Baseline total PAV (median [interquartile range (IQR)]) (%) (group I [lowest]: 1.91 [0.00, 6.21] vs. group II: 2.82 [0.27, 8.83] vs. group III [highest]: 2.70 [0.41, 7.50]), the annual change of total PAV (median [IQR]) (%/year) (group I: 0.27 [0.00, 0.81] vs. group II: 0.37 [0.04, 1.11] vs. group III: 0.45 [0.06, 1.25]), and the incidence of RPP (group I: 19.7% vs. group II: 27.3% vs. group III: 31.4%) were significantly different among AIP tertiles (all p < 0.05). In multiple logistic regression analysis, the risk of RPP was increased in group III (odds ratio: 1.52, 95% confidence interval: 1.02-2.26; p = 0.042) compared to group I after adjusting for clinical factors and baseline total PAV. CONCLUSIONS: Based on serial CCTA findings, AIP is an independent predictive marker for RPP beyond traditional risk factors.


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Aterosclerose , Doença da Artéria Coronariana , Placa Aterosclerótica , Adulto , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fatores de Risco
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