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  1. Modern diagnostic capabilities for vasospastic angina diagnostics (intracoronary provocative testing

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    А. А. Обединский

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available This review is devoted to a topical problem of modern cardiology – techniques of diagnosing vasospastic angina. The results of retrospective and prospective studies on the efficacy and safety of vasospastic angina diagnostics are reviewed. The literature on the prevalence, progression and treatment of this pathology is discussed.Received 13 January 2017. Accepted 6 February 2017.Financing: The study did not have sponsorship.Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

  2. Modern diagnostic capabilities for vasospastic angina diagnostics (intracoronary provocative testing)

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    А. А. Обединский; С. В. Бугуров; О. В. Крестьянинов; И. А. Нарышкин; Д. Д. Зубарев; И. О. Гражданкин; Р. У. Ибрагимов; В. И. Байструков; Р. А. Найденов; Е. И. Кретов

    2017-01-01

    This review is devoted to a topical problem of modern cardiology – techniques of diagnosing vasospastic angina. The results of retrospective and prospective studies on the efficacy and safety of vasospastic angina diagnostics are reviewed. The literature on the prevalence, progression and treatment of this pathology is discussed.Received 13 January 2017. Accepted 6 February 2017.Financing: The study did not have sponsorship.Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

  3. [Hyperventilation echocardiography in vasospastic angina pectoris diagnosing].

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    Kaletová, M; Marek, D; Sovová, E; Mejtská, I; Táborský, M

    2012-09-01

    Hyperventilation echocardiography is an established diagnostic test in patients with suspected variant angina pectoris. It has got sufficient sensitivity (60-80%) and specificity (85-100%). Positive hyperventilation test is rarely found, which relates to low prevalence of variant angina. The diagnostic yield of the test depends on the population selected for testing: positive result can be expected in patients with a history of typical burning chest pain, ST segment elevation/depression and/or inversions of U wave during the chest pain episode, arrhythmias related to the chest pain, coronary artery stenosis less than 50% of artery diameter, multi-vessel disease, high activity of illness at the time of hyperventilation test. We present a case of 37 years old man with typical angina pectoris at rest and non-Q myocardial infarction, in whom the coronary angiography was negative. Variant angina pectoris was diagnosed by hyperventilation echocardiography. The ECG tracings showing typical ischemic patterns during the hyperventilation test are included.

  4. Should an implanted defibrillator be considered in patients with vasospastic angina?

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    Eschalier, Romain; Souteyrand, Géraud; Jean, Frédéric; Roux, Antoine; Combaret, Nicolas; Saludas, Yannick; Clerfond, Guillaume; Barber-Chamoux, Nicolas; Citron, Bernard; Lusson, Jean-René; Brugada, Pedro; Motreff, Pascal

    2014-01-01

    Vasospastic angina is a frequent and well-recognized pathology with a high risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis of vasospastic angina requires the combination of clinical and electrocardiographic variables and the results of provocation tests, such as ergonovine administration. Smoking cessation is the first step in the management of vasospastic angina. Optimal medical treatment using calcium-channel blockers and/or nitrate derivatives can provide protection, but life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias may occur despite optimal medical treatment and several years after the start of treatment. In this review, we evaluate the role of implantable defibrillators as a complement to optimal medical management in patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias due to vasospastic angina; this role is not well characterized in the literature or guidelines. We discuss the role of implantable defibrillators in secondary prevention in light of three recent cases managed in our departments and a review of the literature. An implantable defibrillator was implanted in two of the three cases of vasospastic angina with ventricular arrhythmias that we managed. We considered secondary prevention by implantable defibrillator to be justified even in the absence of any obvious risk factor. Ventricular arrhythmias recurred during implantable defibrillator follow-up in the two patients implanted. In patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias due to vasospastic angina, an implantable defibrillator should be considered because of the risk of recurrence despite optimal medical management. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  5. Caucasian patients suffering from coronary vasospastic angina have an intact peripheral endothelium-dependent vasoreactivity.

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    Yilmaz, Ali; Vöhringer, Matthias; Athanasiadis, Anastasios; Ong, Peter; Merher, Rimma; Ratge, Dieter; Knabbe, Cornelius; Sechtem, Udo

    2009-06-26

    We sought to evaluate whether Caucasian patients suffering from vasospastic angina have a decreased brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) like their Japanese counterparts and whether certain serum factors known to be associated with impaired vasomotility or endothelial dysfunction are abnormal. In this prospectively conducted study, 33 subjects presenting with resting angina were identified to suffer from coronary vasospastic angina (coronary spasm group). A control group of 19 subjects with matched cardiovascular risk profiles was defined out of patients admitted to our hospital for evaluation of atypical chest pain. Intracoronary acetylcholine(ACh)-testing for vasospasm was performed in all patients after coronary artery disease (CAD) had been ruled out. Brachial artery FMD was measured using high-resolution ultrasound. There was no significant difference in brachial artery FMD between the coronary spasm and the control group (7.05+/-2.24% vs. 7.12+/-2.50%; p=0.93). The endothelium-independent vasodilator response of the brachial artery to sublingual nitroglycerin did not differ either between the two groups (21.88+/-6.13% vs. 21.48+/-7.38%; p=0.84). Simple and multiple linear regression analysis revealed that only baseline brachial artery diameter was a significant determinant of FMD (pendothelium-dependent or independent vasodilation in Caucasian patients suffering from coronary vasospastic angina illustrating a further clue for racial differences in the pathophysiology of vasospastic angina.

  6. Exercise-induced vasospastic angina after left atrial catheter ablation: a case report.

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    Blessberger, Hermann; Kammler, Jürgen; Wichert-Schmitt, Barbara; Steinwender, Clemens

    2013-01-01

    Left atrial catheter ablation (LACA) is routinely used in the management of recurrent atrial fibrillation. We report a patient suffering from vasospastic angina 2 months after a LACA procedure. Typical clinical symptoms, ST-segment changes during exercise test and successful treatment with nicorandil led to the diagnosis. According to our hypothesis, destruction of autonomic ganglia in the left atrium and resulting autonomic nerve tone imbalance might be the main determinants that have caused this phenomenon. Coronary spasms even weeks after LACA should draw attention to a possible association with the procedure. © 2013.

  7. Utility of the Japan arteriosclerosis longitudinal study score for identifying a high risk for vasospastic angina.

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    Funayama, Akira; Watanabe, Tetsu; Otaki, Yoichiro; Nishiyama, Satoshi; Arimoto, Takanori; Takahashi, Hiroki; Shishido, Tetsuro; Miyamoto, Takuya; Kubota, Isao

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether the Japan Arteriosclerosis Longitudinal Study (JALS) score, which is calculated from the traditional atherosclerotic coronary risk, is associated with the incidence of coronary vasospasms. We performed vasospasm provocation tests with acetylcholine in 109 patients referred to our hospital due to suspected vasospastic angina and subsequently calculated the atherosclerotic risk score according to the JALS score. Consequently, coronary vasospasms were evoked in 51 patients. The patients were divided into three groups according to the tertile of the JALS score: 1st, 42, n=37. The third tertile exhibited the greatest risk for vasospasms. A multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the JALS score (odds ratio: 1.686, p<0.05) was independently associated with the incidence of vasospasms. The JALS score can serve as a useful tool for evaluating patients with suspected coronary vasospasms.

  8. Vasospastic angina pectoris complicated by acute myocardial infarction and complete atrioventricular block

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    Pavlović Milan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. A prolonged coronary artery spasm with interruption of coronary blood flow can lead to myocardial necrosis and increase of cardiospecific enzymes and can be complicated with cardiac rhythm disturbances, syncopc, or even sudden cardiac death. Case report. A 55-year old male felt a severe retrosternal pain when exposing himself to cold weather. The pain lasted for 20 minutes and was followed by the loss of conscience. Electrocardiogram (ECG showed a complete antrioventricular (AV block with nodal rhythm and marked elevation of ST segment in inferior leads. Electrocardiogram was soon normalized, but serum activities of cardiospecific enzymes were increased. Coronarography showed normal findings for the left coronary artery and a narrowing at the middle part of the right coronary artery, which disappeared after intracoronary application of nitroglycerine. The following therapy was prescribed: Diltiazem, Amlodipin, Isosorbid mononitrate, Molisdomin, Atrovastatin, Aspirin and Nitroglycerine spray. After 7 months medicaments were abandoned and the patient experienced again reccurent chest pain episodes at rest. Transitory ST segment elevation was recorded in inferior leads of ECG, but without increase of cardiospecific enzymes serum activities. After restoration of the medicament therapy anginal episodes ceased. Conclusion. Coronary dilators in maximal doses can prevent attacks of vasospastic angina.

  9. Provocation of coronary vasospastic angina using an isoproterenol head-up tilt test.

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    Hung, Ming-Jui; Wang, Chao-Hung; Cherng, Wen-Jin

    2004-01-01

    The goals of this study were to determine the value of the isoproterenol (ISO) head-up tilt (HUT) test in detecting coronary vasospastic angina and to investigate the possible mechanism responsible for coronary artery spasm. The ISO + HUT test was performed in 16 patients with coronary artery spasm documented by the intracoronary ergonovine provocation test. Patients' blood pressure and heart rate were measured at baseline, during the ISO + HUT (phase I), and during HUT after discontinuation of ISO (phase II). Patients were categorized as test-positive if they developed angina with ST-segment elevation during testing. Eight patients (50%) were test-positive (5 in phase I and 3 in phase II). Between the test-positive and test-negative groups, no significant differences were noted in the changes in blood pressure throughout the test. However, there were significant differences in the changes in heart rate from supine to 2 minutes after HUT under ISO infusion (-17 +/-22 vs 11 +/-25 beats/minute; p=0.035). In those patients with a positive result in the phase I stage, the heart rate decreased initially after tilt-up, and then significantly increased later (from 85 +/-16 to 110 +/-27 beats/minute; p=0.043), when coronary vasospasm occurred. In those patients with a positive result in the phase II stage, coronary vasospasm occurred immediately after HUT, when there was an insignificant transient increase in heart rate from the supine to the HUT position (from 85 +/-12 to 92 +/-11 beats/minute; p=0.109). The ISO + HUT test can provoke coronary vasospasm with ST-segment elevation in 50% of the patients with coronary artery spasm, when combined with an extensional protocol of HUT after discontinuation of ISO. This study suggests that the induction of coronary artery spasm during HUT testing is associated with a rapid elevation of sympathetic activity during augmented parasympathetic activity.

  10. Inferior J waves in patients with vasospastic angina might be a risk factor for ventricular fibrillation.

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    Fumimoto, Tomoko; Ueyama, Takeshi; Shimizu, Akihiko; Yoshiga, Yasuhiro; Ono, Makoto; Kato, Takayoshi; Ishiguchi, Hironori; Okamura, Takayuki; Yamada, Jutaro; Yano, Masafumi

    2017-09-01

    There is little information about the relationship between J waves and the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA). The present study aimed to assess the incidence of J waves and the occurrence of VF in patients with VSA. The subjects consisted of 62 patients with VSA diagnosed by acetylcholine provocation tests in our institution from 2002 to 2014. We investigated the VF events, prevalence of J waves, and relationship between the VF events and J waves. J waves were observed in 16 patients (26%) and VF events were documented in 11 (18%). The incidence of VF in the patients with J waves was significantly higher than that in those without J waves (38% vs 11%, p=0.026). J waves were observed in the inferior leads in 14 patients, lateral leads in 5, and anterior leads in 3. A univariate analysis indicated that the incidence of VF in the inferior leads of J wave positive patients (46%=6/14) was significantly (p=0.01) higher than that in the inferior leads of J wave negative patients (10%=5/48). The J waves in the anterior and/or lateral leads were not related to the incidence of VF. Notched type and slurred type J waves were not associated with VF. A multivariate analysis revealed that J waves in VSA patients were associated with VF [odds ratio (OR) 6.41, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.37-29.93, p=0.02] and organic stenosis (OR 6.98, 95% CI 1.39-35.08, p=0.02). Further, J waves in the inferior leads were strongly correlated with VF (OR 11.85, 95% CI 2.05-68.42, p=0.006). The results suggest that the existence of J waves, especially in the inferior leads, might be a risk factor for VF in VSA patients. Copyright © 2016 Japanese College of Cardiology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Noninvasive detection of coronary vasospastic angina using a double-acquisition coronary CT angiography protocol in the presence and absence of an intravenous nitrate: a pilot study

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    Kang, Eun-Ju; Kim, Dong Won; Yoon, Seong Kuk; Lee, Ki-Nam [Dong-A University, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Moo Hyun; Jin, Cai De [Dong-A University, Department of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Dong-A University Hospital, Global Clinical Trial Center, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Seo, Jeongmin; Park, Tae-Ho [Dong-A University, Department of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Sang Il [Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Department of Radiology, Seongnam-si (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Yeonyee Elizabeth [Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Seongnam-si (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-03-15

    To evaluate the feasibility of a double-acquisition coronary CT angiography (CCTA) protocol in the presence and absence of an intravenous (IV) vasodilator infusion for detecting vasospastic angina. Twenty patients with a high clinical probability of vasospastic angina were enrolled. All subjects underwent baseline CCTA without a vasodilator in the early morning followed by a catheterized coronary angiography with ergonovine provocation test. Within 3 days, all subjects underwent repeat CCTA during a continuous IV infusion of nitrate. Vasospastic angina as detected by CCTA was defined as significant stenosis (≥50 %) with negative remodelling without definite plaques or diffuse small diameter (<2 mm) of a major coronary artery with a beaded appearance on baseline CT that completely dilated on IV nitrate CT. The CCTA results were compared to the catheterized ergonovine provocation test as the reference standard. Among 20 patients, the catheterized ergonovine provocation test detected vasospasm in 15 patients. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of CCTA in a per-patient-based analysis were 73, 100, 100 and 56 %, respectively. Double-acquisition CCTA in the presence and absence of IV infusion of nitrate allows noninvasive detection of vasospastic angina with moderate sensitivity and high specificity. (orig.)

  12. Hyperventilation and cold-pressor stress echocardiography combined with automated functional imaging non-invasively detected vasospastic angina

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    Suzuki, Kengo; Akashi, Yoshihiro J; Mizukoshi, Kei; Kou, Seisyou; Takai, Manabu; Izumo, Masaki; Shimozato, Takashi; Hayashi, Akio; Ohtaki, Eiji; Nobuoka, Sachihiko; Miyake, Fumihiko

    2010-01-01

    A 47-year-old male presented with chest discomfort while sleeping. The patient was suspected of having vasospastic angina (VSA) and underwent hyperventilation and cold-pressor stress echocardiography. No chest pain, ECG changes or decreased wall motion was found. However, automated function imaging (AFI) showed decreased peak systolic strain at the apex and postsystolic shortening at both the apex and inferior wall, which was not found before the test. The provocation test revealed 99% stenosis in the right coronary artery #2 at a dose of 50 μg acetylcholine and 90% stenosis in the left coronary artery #8 at a dose of 100 μg. The patient was thus diagnosed as having VSA. The present case demonstrates the usefulness of AFI combined with hyperventilation and cold-pressor stress echocardiography as a screening examination for VSA. PMID:22798093

  13. Structural and Functional Coronary Artery Abnormalities in Patients With Vasospastic Angina Pectoris

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    Ong, Peter; Aziz, Ahmed; Hansen, Henrik Steen

    2015-01-01

    Coronary spasm is involved in many clinical scenarios, such as stable angina, acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia and syncope. In recent years, imaging tools such as computerized tomographic angiography, intravascular ultrasound or optical cohere...

  14. Uric Acid Level Has a U-shaped Association with Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Vasospastic Angina.

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    Gwag, Hye Bin; Yang, Jeong Hoon; Park, Taek Kyu; Song, Young Bin; Hahn, Joo Yong; Choi, Jin Ho; Lee, Sang Hoon; Gwon, Hyeon Cheol; Choi, Seung Hyuk

    2017-08-01

    No data are available on the association of serum uric acid and vasospastic angina (VSA) which has endothelial dysfunction as a possible pathophysiologic mechanism. Low uric acid level might cause adverse outcomes in VSA in connection with endothelial dysfunction. We enrolled 818 VSA patients whose uric acid level was measured at admission. Patients were categorized according to tertiles of uric acid level: group I, ≤ 4.8 mg/dL; group II, 4.9-5.9 mg/dL; and group III, ≥ 6.0 mg/dL. Primary outcome was major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), defined as a composite of cardiac death, acute myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic stroke, coronary revascularization, and rehospitalization for angina. Median follow-up duration was 49.2 months. Median uric acid values were 4.1 mg/dL for group I, 5.4 mg/dL for group II, and 6.7 mg/dL for group III. In the overall population, group II had a significantly lower incidence of MACE compared to group I (47 [17.1%] vs. 66 [24.6%]; hazard ratio [HR], 1.52; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.02-2.26; P = 0.040) and a tendency of lower incidence of MACEs compared to Group III (47 [17.1%] vs. 62 [22.5%]; HR, 1.44; 95% CI, 0.98-2.13; P = 0.067). Among group I patients, those who received nitrates had a higher incidence of MACEs than those without nitrate therapy (P uric acid level was associated with adverse clinical outcomes, while high uric acid level had a trend toward an increase in it. Use of nitrate in patients with low uric acid level might have adverse effects on clinical outcomes of VSA. © 2017 The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences.

  15. Significance of retardation of abnormal uptake of iodine-123-beta-methyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid myocardial scintigraphy in patients with vasospastic angina

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    Inoue, Fumitaka; Hashimoto, Toshio; Uemura, Shiro; Kawamoto, Atsuhiko; Dohi, Kazuhiro [Nara Medical Univ., Kashihara (Japan); Matsushima, Akihiko

    2001-07-01

    This study investigated retardation of abnormal uptake of iodine-123-beta-methyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) scintigraphy in patients with vasospastic angina. Twenty-three patients with vasospastic angina showed abnormal uptake of BMIPP before medical treatment and had coronary vasospasm induced by acetylcholine. The patients were divided into two groups according to uptake of BMIPP after medical treatment: retardation of abnormal uptake of BMIPP (Group R, n=4) and normal uptake of BMIPP (Group N, n=19). Frequency of chest pain, medical treatment and autonomic nervous activity were compared between the two groups. Furthermore, the frequency of chest pain and uptake of BMIPP in group R were obtained after intensive medical treatment. Autonomic nervous activity was evaluated by heart rate variability on Holter electrocardiography. Heart rate variability contained high-frequency elements (HF; 0.15-0.4 Hz) and low-frequency elements (LF; 0.04-0.15 Hz). LF/HF was estimated for sympathetic nervous activity and HF was estimated for parasympathetic nervous activity. Daytime and nighttime autonomic nervous activity were compared between the two groups. The frequency of chest pain was higher in Group R than in Group N (p<0.05). Medical treatment was not different between the two groups. Circadian variation of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous activity were absent in Group R. During the nighttime, Group R showed higher sympathetic nervous activity (p<0.05) and lower parasympathetic nervous activity (p<0.01) than Group N. The frequency of chest pain was significantly lower after intensive medical treatment (p<0.05), and uptake of BMIPP returned to normal in Group R. We suspected that the disorder in autonomic nervous activity was more severe in Group R, and thus induced coronary vasospasm. Retardation of abnormal uptake of BMIPP in patients with vasospastic angina indicates poor control of coronary vasospasm. Uptake of BMIPP is useful in the evaluation of

  16. Usefulness of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy during hyperventilation and accelerated exercise test in patients with vasospastic angina and nearly normal coronary artery

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    Sueda, Shozo; Mineoi, Kazuaki; Kondou, Tadashi [Takanoko Hospital, Matsuyama, Ehime (Japan)] [and others

    1998-04-01

    The usefulness of thallium-201 ({sup 201}Tl) myocardial scintigraphy was studied in 109 patients with vasospastic angina who had nearly normal coronary arteries (degree of stenosis <50%). Coronary spasm was confirmed by pharmacologic agents in all 109 patients from January 1991 to June 1996. The appearance rate of visual redistribution on {sup 201}Tl myocardial scintigraphy was compared between four groups, 34 patients performing graded bicycle ergometer exercise starting at a work load of 50 W with increments of 25 W every 3 min (Ergo(3) group), 14 patients performing hyperventilation for 5 min (HV(5) group), 31 patients performing bicycle ergometer exercise with increments of 25 W every 1 min after 5 min hyperventilation (HV(5)+Ergo(1) group), and 30 patients at rest (Rest group). The value of the visual redistribution rate on {sup 201}Tl myocardial scintigrams in the HV(5)+Ergo(l) group (65%) was higher than that in the patients of other groups (Ergo(3) 41%, HV(5) 43%, Rest 33%). However, there were no significant differences between the four groups. Stress {sup 201}Tl imaging after hyperventilation and accelerated exercise is useful to disclose ischemic evidence in about two thirds of patients with vasospastic angina and nearly normal coronary arteries, whereas about 40% of patients had visual redistribution on {sup 201}Tl myocardial scintigrams by performing standard procedures. (author)

  17. Angina

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    ... in the tissues that surround the heart) A panic attack All chest pain should be checked by a doctor. Other Names Acute coronary syndrome Angina pectoris Chest pain Coronary artery spasms Microvascular ...

  18. Angina

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    ... on their chest. Angina may be a new pain that needs evaluation by a doctor, or recurring pain that goes ... possibly described as pressure, squeezing, burning or fullness Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain Nausea Fatigue Shortness ...

  19. Arterial and Peripheral Sympathectomy for Vasospastic Disease

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  20. Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina)

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    ... State SELECT YOUR LANGUAGE Español (Spanish) 简体中文 (Traditional Chinese) 繁体中文 (Simplified Chinese) Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) Healthy Living for Heart.org ... can be different than in men . View an animation of angina . When does angina pectoris occur? Angina ...

  1. Microvascular Angina

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    ... or chest pain, may be a symptom of coronary microvascular disease (MVD) . Coronary MVD is heart disease that affects ... Learn more: What is angina or chest pain? Coronary microvascular disease (MVD) Stable Angina Unstable Angina Variant Angina This ...

  2. Phase changes caused by hyperventilation stress in spastic angina pectoris analyzed by first-pass radionuclide ventriculography

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    Wu, Jin; Takeda, Tohoru; Ajisaka, Ryuichi; Masuoka, Takeshi; Watanabe, Sigeyuki; Sato, Motohiro; Itai, Yuji [Tsukuba Univ., Ibaraki (Japan). Inst. of Clinical Medicine; Toyama, Hinako; Ishikawa, Nobuyoshi

    1999-02-01

    To understand the effect of hyperventilation (HV) stress in patients with spastic angina, left ventricular (LV) contraction was analyzed by quantitative phase analysis. The study was performed on 36 patients with spastic angina pectoris, including vasospastic angina pectoris (VspAP: 16 patients) and variant angina pectoris (VAP: 20 patients). First-pass radionuclide ventriculography (first-pass RNV) was performed at rest and after HV stress, and standard deviation of the LV phase distribution (SD) was analyzed. The SD was lower in patients with VspAP than in VAP(12.8{+-}1.4 degrees vs. 14.6{+-}2.2 degrees, p<0.005) at rest. After HV stress, the SD (HVSD) tended to increase in VspAP patients (62.5%), whereas the SD decreased in VAP patients (70%). Due to HV stress, the percentage change in SD (%SD) in VspAP patients was 8.9{+-}23.7% whereas that in VAP patients was -9.1{+-}17.3% (p<0.01). Moreover, phase histograms were divided into HVSD increase and HVSD decrease groups. The HVSD increase group had a decrease of HVEF, but the HVSD decrease group tended to have more decreased HVEF than the HVSD increase group. These results indicate that spastic angina pectoris patients show various responses to HV stress. The HVSD increase group might have additional myocardial ischemia due to regional coronary spasm. In contrast, in the HVSD decrease group severe LV dysfunction or diffuse wall motion abnormality might have been generated, and this caused a reduction in the SD value. Phase analysis would therefore add new information regarding electrocardiographically silent myocardial ischemia due to coronary spasm, and HV stress might increase sensitivity for the detection of abnormalities in quantitative phase analysis, especially in VspAP patients. (author)

  3. Angina de Prinzmetal Angina de Prinzmetal Prinzmetal's angina

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    Eduardo Contreras Zuniga

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Essa síndrome é causada por um espasmo focal de uma artéria coronária epicárdica, levando a isquemia miocárdica grave. Embora freqüentemente acredite-se que o espasmo ocorra em artérias sem estenose, muitos pacientes com angina de Prinzmetal apresentam espasmo adjacente a placas ateromatosas. A causa exata do espasmo não está bem definida, mas pode estar relacionada à hipercontratilidade do músculo liso vascular devido a mitógenos vasoconstrictores, leucotrienos ou serotonina. Em alguns pacientes, é uma manifestação de distúrbio vasoespástico e está associado à migrânea, fenômeno de Raynaud ou asma induzida por aspirina. Apresentamos um caso associado com depressão transitória do segmento ST.Este síndrome es causado por un espasmo focal de una arteria coronaria epicárdica, llevando a isquemia miocárdica grave. Aunque frecuentemente se crea que el espasmo ocurra en arterias sin estenosis, muchos pacientes con angina de Prinzmetal presentan espasmo adyacente a placas ateromatosas. La causa exacta del espasmo no está bien definida, pero puede estar relacionada a la hipercontractilidad del músculo liso vascular debido a mitógenos vasoconstrictores, leucotrienos o serotonina. En algunos pacientes, es una manifestación de disturbio vasoespástico y está asociado a la migraña, fenómeno de Raynaud o asma inducida por aspirina. Presentamos un caso asociado con depresión transitoria del segmento ST.This syndrome is due to focal spasm of an epicardial coronary artery, leading to severe myocardial ischemia. Although it is frequently thought that the spasm occurs in arteries without stenosis, many Prinzmetal patients have spasm adjacent to atheromatous plaques. The exact cause of the spasm has not been well defined, but it may be related to the hypercontractility of the vascular smooth muscle due to vasoconstrictor mitogens, leukotrienes, or serotonin. In some patients, it is a manifestation of a vasospastic disorder and it

  4. Cervical Angina

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    Sussman, Walter I.; Makovitch, Steven A.; Merchant, Shabbir Hussain I.

    2015-01-01

    Cervical angina has been widely reported as a cause of chest pain but remains underrecognized. This series demonstrates the varied clinical presentation of patients with cervical angina, the delay in diagnosis, and the extensive cardiac examinations patients with this condition typically undergo prior to a definitive diagnosis. Recognition of this condition in patients with acute chest pain requires a high index of suspicion and an awareness of the common presenting features and clinical findings of cervical angina. PMID:25553225

  5. Persistent angina

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    Jespersen, Lasse; Abildstrøm, Steen Z; Hvelplund, Anders

    2013-01-01

    AIMS: To evaluate persistent angina in stable angina pectoris with no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to obstructive CAD and its relation to long-term anxiety, depression, quality of life (QOL), and physical functioning. METHODS AND RESULTS: We invited 357 patients (men = 191...

  6. [Ludwig's angina].

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    De Bast, Y; Appoloni, O; Firket, C; Capello, M; Rocmans, P; Vincent, J L

    2000-06-01

    Ludwig's angina is a rare infectious condition originating in the oropharyngeal region, most commonly from the teeth. The principal symptoms consist of cervical pain, dyspnea, dysphagia, symmetrical neck swelling and fever. Serious complications include respiratory collapses, mediastinitis, pleural empyema, pericarditis and pericardial tamponade, and may result in the death of the patient. The most useful investigations in patients with suspected Ludwig's angina are clinical assessment, a cervico-thoracic CT-scan to determine the extent of the lesions, microbiological examination and panoramic radiography to detect possible dental focuses of infection. Treatment consists of ensuring adequate ventilation by securing the upper airways, broad spectrum antibiotic therapy, eradication of the source of infection, and often early surgical decompression may be necessary. Rapid diagnosis and appropriate treatment can reduce the mortality rate to 10%.

  7. Ludwig's Angina: The Original Angina.

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    Kassam, Karim; Messiha, Ashraf; Heliotis, Manolis

    2013-01-01

    Ludwig's angina was first detailed by the German surgeon Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig in 1836. We present a case which needed awake fibreoptic intubation due to severe trismus and a prolonged period intubated in the Intensive Care Unit after incision and drainage of neck spaces and removal of his lower wisdom teeth. He was finally discharged a week after admission and followed up in the outpatient clinic. The case is presented with clinical photographs and a video of the fibreoptic intubation to illustrate the airway.

  8. Angina - Multiple Languages

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  9. Angina (Chest Pain)

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    ... in the tissues that surround the heart) A panic attack Learn more: Print our downloadable sheet: What is Angina? Angina in Women This content was last reviewed July 2015. Heart Attack • Home • About Heart Attacks Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest Coronary Artery ...

  10. Ludwig's angina in pregnancy.

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    Niederhauser, Amy; Kirkwood, Daniel; Magann, Everett F; Mullin, Patrick M; Morrison, John C

    2006-02-01

    Ludwig's angina is an infectious process involving the submental, sublingual, and submandibular spaces that can rapidly progress to hemodynamic instability and airway loss. Treatment involves antibiotics, incision, drainage and the placement of extraoral drains. This is the first reported recent case of Ludwig's angina in a pregnant patient.

  11. Ludwig’s Angina

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    Cha, David; Meyer, Chloe; Dee, Christine; Fershko, Adam

    2017-01-01

    Ludwig’s angina is a diffuse cellulitis in the submandibular, sublingual, and submental spaces, characterized by its propensity to spread rapidly to the surrounding tissues. Early recognition and treatment for Ludwig’s angina are of paramount importance due to the myriad of complications that can occur in association with Ludwig’s angina. Known complications of Ludwig’s angina include carotid arterial rupture or sheath abscess, thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, mediastinitis, empyema, pericardial effusion, osteomyelitis of the mandible, subphrenic abscess, aspiration pneumonia, and pleural effusion. By reporting a case of Ludwig’s angina, we hope to raise the awareness in our medical community for this rare clinical entity. This case describes a 54-year-old woman with Ludwig’s angina that evolved from a chronic odontogenic infection. She presented with perioral swelling with the involvement of bilateral submandibular and sublingual areas, accompanied by excruciating pain, chills, fever, and vomiting. She was treated with clindamycin and cefoxitin for infection and vigorously hydrated. This case is exemplary for the successful management of this potentially lethal clinical condition. Our early recognition and aggressive treatment helped to prevent complications from Ludwig’s angina. PMID:29062620

  12. Ludwig’s Angina: The Original Angina

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    Karim Kassam; Ashraf Messiha; Manolis Heliotis

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    Ludwig’s angina was first detailed by the German surgeon Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig in 1836. We present a case which needed awake fibreoptic intubation due to severe trismus and a prolonged period intubated in the Intensive Care Unit after incision and drainage of neck spaces and removal of his lower wisdom teeth. He was finally discharged a week after admission and followed up in the outpatient clinic. The case is presented with clinical photographs and a video of the fibreoptic intubation...

  13. [The treatment of vasospastic disease by chronic spinal cord stimulation. A case report].

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    Barba, A; Escribano, J V; García-Alfageme, A

    1992-01-01

    In 1976, by first time, Cook used the chronic medullar stimulation (CMS) for the treatment of chronic arteriopathies at the limbs in patients with distal ischemic ulcerations. Up to now, some studies about this procedure have been published. Results, poor at first, have presented an important improvement with the time and the better choosing of patients. In 1981, Neglio used by first time CMS as a treatment of vasospastic disease, with excellent results. With this procedure, pain and vasospastic crisis disappeared and re-epithelialization of ischemic ulcerations is found. In this article, we presented a case interesting because it show the different possibilities of this method as a symptomatic treatment of such kind of disease. Patient, with a Raynaud syndrome secondary to an sclerodermia treated previously by medical and surgical procedures, was treated, in different times, with CMS because of digital ischemic ulcerations in both hands. Results were positives and ulcerations healed.

  14. Ludwig’s Angina: The Original Angina

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    Karim Kassam

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Ludwig’s angina was first detailed by the German surgeon Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig in 1836. We present a case which needed awake fibreoptic intubation due to severe trismus and a prolonged period intubated in the Intensive Care Unit after incision and drainage of neck spaces and removal of his lower wisdom teeth. He was finally discharged a week after admission and followed up in the outpatient clinic. The case is presented with clinical photographs and a video of the fibreoptic intubation to illustrate the airway.

  15. Angina - when you have chest pain

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    ... gov/ency/patientinstructions/000088.htm Angina - when you have chest pain To use the sharing features on ... discusses how to care for yourself when you have angina. Signs and Symptoms of Angina You may ...

  16. Angina de Prinzmetal

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    Essa síndrome é causada por um espasmo focal de uma artéria coronária epicárdica, levando a isquemia miocárdica grave. Embora freqüentemente acredite-se que o espasmo ocorra em artérias sem estenose, muitos pacientes com angina de Prinzmetal apresentam espasmo adjacente a placas ateromatosas. A causa exata do espasmo não está bem definida, mas pode estar relacionada à hipercontratilidade do músculo liso vascular devido a mitógenos vasoconstrictores, leucotrienos ou serotonina. Em alguns pacie...

  17. Ludwig's angina in children.

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    Hartmann, R W

    1999-07-01

    Ludwig's angina is a potentially life-threatening, rapidly expanding, diffuse inflammation of the submandibular and sublingual spaces that occurs most often in young adults with dental infections. However, this disorder can develop in children, in whom it can cause serious airway compromise. Symptoms include severe neck pain and swelling, fever, malaise and dysphagia. Stridor suggests an impending airway crisis. Causative bacteria include many gram-negative and anaerobic organisms, streptococci and staphylococci. Initial treatment consists of high doses of penicillin G given intravenously, sometimes in combination with other drugs. Patients usually recover without complications.

  18. Ludwig angina: forewarned is forearmed.

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    Kremer, Michael J; Blair, Tracy

    2006-12-01

    While the incidence of Ludwig angina is decreasing, this is an important disease process because failure to control the airway can have catastrophic consequences. Accurate diagnosis, airway control, antibiotic therapy, and, occasionally, surgical management are essential for patient safety. Ludwig angina is caused by a rapidly expanding cellulitis of the floor of the mouth and is characterized by hardened induration of the floor and suprahyoid region bilaterally with an elevation of the tongue potentially obstructing the airway. In the preantibiotic era, Ludwig angina was frequently fatal; however, antibiotics and aggressive surgical treatment have significantly lowered mortality.

  19. Angina pectoris efter sumatriptan (Imigran)

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    Abrahamsen, Bo; Christiansen, B D

    1992-01-01

    after sumatriptan self-administration was experienced on two occasions by a 61-year old man with a history of minor myocardial infarction--without post-infarction angina--two years previously. The angina after sumatriptan was accompanied on both occasions by significant ST-segment depression on ECG-monitoring......Developed for the treatment of migraine, sumatriptan is an agonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine-1-receptors. Though a pressure sensation is a common complaint, significant ECG changes have not been reported after subcutaneous administration of sumatriptan. A case history is given where angina pectoris...

  20. Living with heart disease and angina

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  1. Unusual outcome of Ludwig's angina.

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    Abou-Elhamd, Kamaleldin-Eldin A; Al-Rasheed, Maeidah A; Jawad, Ahmed

    2008-12-01

    This is a report of 2 cases of Ludwig's angina. An Indonesian young female patient developed severe stridor after oral examination. Then she underwent tracheostomy and developed post decannulation dyspnea due to huge surgical emphysema. The second case regards an Indian young male who developed disseminated intravascular coagulation and died from hemorrhage. The objectives of our cases presentation are to avoid mouth examination of Ludwig's angina if we are not ready for performing tracheotomy and to be aware of the possible development of disseminated intravascular coagulation and post decannulation emphysema.

  2. Airway management in Ludwig's angina.

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    Neff, S P; Merry, A F; Anderson, B

    1999-12-01

    A 37-year-old 91 kg man presented with features of Ludwig's angina. Anaesthesia for incision and drainage of his submandibular abscess was undertaken by two specialist anaesthetists with an otorhinolaryngological surgeon prepared for immediate tracheostomy. After preoxygenation, gas induction with sevoflurane in oxygen was followed by a gush of pus into the oral cavity and laryngospam causing acute upper airway obstruction. This resolved with 25 mg of suxamethonium and an endotracheal tube was passed into the trachea with difficulty. Options for management of the difficult airway in Ludwig's angina are discussed.

  3. Oral pathology case: Ludwig's angina

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    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT A 17 year-old-girl was referred to our department because of facial swelling, trismus and pain. She had had previous drainage of the swelling and was on antibioticotherapy. Ludwigs angina was diagnosed; the orthopanthomagraphy showed dental abscess and caries. She had intravenous antibiotherapy and dental extraction with resolution of the condition.

  4. Ludwig's angina: a clinical review.

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    Srirompotong, Somchai; Art-Smart, Thumnu

    2003-08-01

    Ludwig's angina is caused by a rapidly expanding cellulitis of the floor of the mouth and is characterized by a brawny induration of the floor and suprahyoid region (bilaterally), with an elevation of the tongue potentially obstructing the airway. In the pre-antibiotic era, Ludwig's angina was frequently fatal; however, antibiotics and aggressive surgical intervention have significantly reduced mortality. We reviewed nine patients with Ludwig's angina between July 1996 and June 2002, all of whom presented with fever, neck swelling, bilateral submandibular swelling and elevation of the tongue. In eight patients (89%) a dental infection appeared to be the underlying cause. High-dosage intravenous antibiotics directed towards the suspected causative microorganisms were given to all of the patients: two were treated successfully with conservative medical management, while seven underwent surgical drainage (a tracheotomy was necessary in one patient). Routine aerobic cultures were done on samples of drained material and the predominant microorganisms were Streptococcus species in two patients; there were none in the other five. Two patients had post-operative complications, but all recovered.

  5. Pregnancy complicated by Ludwig's angina requiring delivery.

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    Moorhead, Kathleen; Guiahi, Maryam

    2010-01-01

    At 33 weeks of gestation, a 24-year-old developed Ludwig's angina that worsened despite aggressive therapy. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's Angina in pregnancy that required an emergent cesarean section for fetal indications. Delivery may have contributed to improvement in the mother's health status.

  6. Pregnancy Complicated by Ludwig's Angina Requiring Delivery

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    Kathleen Moorhead; Maryam Guiahi

    2010-01-01

    At 33 weeks of gestation, a 24-year-old developed Ludwig's angina that worsened despite aggressive therapy. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's Angina in pregnancy that required an emergent cesarean section for fetal indications. Delivery may have contributed to improvement in the mother's health status.

  7. Pregnancy Complicated by Ludwig's Angina Requiring Delivery

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    Full Text Available At 33 weeks of gestation, a 24-year-old developed Ludwig's angina that worsened despite aggressive therapy. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's Angina in pregnancy that required an emergent cesarean section for fetal indications. Delivery may have contributed to improvement in the mother's health status.

  8. Angina

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  11. Did Ludwig's angina kill Ludwig?

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    Wasson, J; Hopkins, C; Bowdler, D

    2006-05-01

    Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig first described in 1836 a potentially fatal, rapidly spreading soft tissue infection of the neck and floor of the mouth. The condition was later named 'Ludwig's angina', a term which persists in medicine to this day. A gold medallist at 19 and professor at 25, Ludwig also served as president of the Württemberg Medical Association and chief physician to the royal family. His outstanding contribution to medicine was rewarded with the title Excellence upon retiring in 1855. Ludwig died at the age of 75, ironically, days after developing an inflammation of the neck. Could it be that Ludwig died of his own condition? This article combines a biography of Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig with an overview of his eponymous condition and its management.

  12. Ludwig's angina following frenuloplasty in an adolescent.

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    Lin, Harrison W; O'Neill, Allison; Rahbar, Reza; Skinner, Margaret L

    2009-09-01

    Ludwig's angina is a rapidly progressive cellulitis of the submandibular space and has the potential for significant upper airway obstruction. Most reported cases follow an odontogenic infection. We present the case of a 13-year-old girl who underwent a frenuloplasty to correct speech disturbances and subsequently developed a life-threatening infection of the floor of mouth. Immediate intubation, surgical decompression and antibiotic therapy successfully resolved the episode. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an iatrogenic Ludwig's angina attributable to a frenuloplasty performed for ankyloglossia. We briefly review the literature on ankyloglossia, pediatric Ludwig's angina and postoperative infections.

  13. Who Is at Risk for Angina?

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    ... in the tissues that surround the heart) A panic attack All chest pain should be checked by a doctor. Other Names Acute coronary syndrome Angina pectoris Chest pain Coronary artery spasms Microvascular ...

  14. Emergency coronary angioplasty in refractory unstable angina

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    P.J. de Feyter (Pim); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick); M.J.B.M. van den Brand (Marcel); K. Balakumaran (Kulasekaram); A.L. Soward; P.G. Hugenholtz (Paul); A.E.R. Arnold (Alfred); B. Mochtar (Bas)

    1985-01-01

    textabstractWe performed percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty as an emergency procedure in 60 patients with unstable angina pectoris that was refractory to treatment with maximally tolerated doses of beta-blockers, calcium antagonists, and intravenous nitroglycerin. The initial success

  15. Thallium-201 scintigraphy in unstable angina pectoris

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    Wackers, F.J.T.; Lie, K.I.; Liem, K.L.; Sokole, E.B.; Samson, G.; Van Der Schoot, J.B.; Durrer, D.

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    Thallium-201 scintigraphy was performed during the pain free period in 98 patients with unstable angina. Scintiscans were positive in 39 patients, questionable in 27 patients and normal in 32 patients. Eighty-one patients responded favorably to treatment (group I). Seventeen patients had complicated courses (group II) and despite maximal treatment with propranolol either developed infarction (six patients) or continued to have angina necessitating coronary surgery (11 patients). In group I during the pain free period 26 of 81 patients had positive thallium-201 scans, whereas 20 patients had an abnormal ECG at that time; during angina 18 patients had transient ECG changes. In group II during the pain free period 13 of 17 patients had positive scans, whereas two patients had abnormal ECG at that time; during angina 12 patients showed transient ECG changes. The sensitivity to recognize group II was 76% for thallium-201 scintigraphy, 11% for ECG during the pain free period; 70% for ECG during angina; 94% for the combination of either positive scans or abnormal ECG. Thus, positive thallium-201 scans occur in patients with unstable angina, positive scans can be obtained during the pain free period, thallium-201 scans are more frequently positive in patients with complicated course.

  16. Surgical management of Ludwig's angina.

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    Greenberg, Simon L L; Huang, Johnson; Chang, Robert S K; Ananda, Subramaniam N

    2007-07-01

    Ludwig's angina (LA) is a dangerous surgical condition that can cause severe airway compromise and death. There is controversy regarding the best way to manage the airway of patients with LA. Options range from conservative management involving close observation and i.v. antibiotics to airway intervention, including tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation using fibre-optic nasoendoscopy. We present evidence supporting a role for conservative airway management in a select subset of patients. This paper reviews 9 years' experience of treating patients with LA at Liverpool Hospital. Twenty-one out of 29 (72%) of our patients were treated conservatively following initial clinical assessment. One of these patients subsequently deteriorated requiring emergency intubation. Of those treated non-conservatively at initial presentation, seven patients were able to be intubated using fibre-optic nasoendoscopy and one patient required tracheostomy under local anaesthesia. A general discussion of issues related to the management of LA is presented. Based on our experience we conclude that there is a subset of patients with LA who can be managed safely with conservative management.

  17. Ludwig'S angina following self application of an acidic chemical.

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    Gbolahan, O O; Olowookere, S; Aboderin, A; Omopariola, O

    2012-06-01

    Ludwig's angina is a potentially life threatening diffuse cellulitis usually resulting from odontogenic infection. We report a case of Ludwig's angina resulting from self administration of an acidic chemical to treat toothache.

  18. Ludwig's angina after severe thrombocytopenic purpura associated with dengue fever.

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    Campos, Maria Antonia; Junior Prota, Mário Lúcio Cerqueira; Gomes, Carlos Augusto; Amaral, Karina Peisino do; Almeida, Diogo Campos

    2014-01-01

    Here, we report a case of Ludwig's angina, which required surgery because of toothache. The patient had dengue and severe thrombocytopenia as confirmed by clinical and laboratory diagnoses. However, dengue is not included among the predisposing factors for Ludwig's angina.

  19. Ludwig's angina in the pediatric population.

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    Lin, Harrison W; O'Neill, Allison; Cunningham, Michael J

    2009-07-01

    As many as 1 in 3 of cases of Ludwig's angina occur in children and adolescents, and pediatricians are therefore ideally situated to detect these individuals at an early stage of their potentially life-threatening disease. The early identification and referral of children afflicted with Ludwig's angina to tertiary care centers allows for the rapid initiation of medical therapy and the consultation of those emergency services critical to providing such patients with optimal diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. This review provides an overview of the anatomical and pathophysiological considerations in Ludwig's angina and describes practical management principles to assist pediatricians in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Included in this review is an evidence-based algorithm for airway management.

  20. A case of reninoma with variant angina

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    Hyung Ah Jo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Reninoma is a tumor of the renal juxtaglomerular cell apparatus that causes hypertension and hypokalemia because of hypersecretion of renin. We present a case of a 29-year-old female patient with reninoma and concomitant variant angina. The patient had uncontrolled hypertension and elevated plasma renin activity and aldosterone levels. Imaging studies revealed a mass in the left kidney, which was further confirmed as a renin-producing lesion via selective venous catheterization. During the evaluation, the patient had acute-onset chest pain that was diagnosed as variant angina after a provocation test. After partial nephrectomy, the plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone levels decreased and blood pressure normalized. We report a case of reninoma with variant angina.

  1. The patient with angina; symptoms and disability

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    Mayou, Richard

    1973-01-01

    Cardiac and mental states were assessed for forty men with angina pectoris, and relatives were interviewed as to symptoms and social disability. Depression and anxiety together with irritability, fatigue and sleeplessness were common and minimization of such symptoms as well as of physical limitation was prominent. There were characteristic and major changes at work and in leisure and family life. Disability was not closely related to physical handicap and it was evident that personality factors are of considerable significance in determining response and adaptation to angina. PMID:4760720

  2. Effect of raised plasma β endorphin concentrations on peripheral pain and angina thresholds in patients with stable angina

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    Jarmukli, N; Ahn, J; Iranmanesh, A; Russell, D

    1999-01-01

    OBJECTIVE—To determine whether changes in plasma concentrations of β endorphins alter angina threshold and peripheral pain threshold in patients with stable angina.
DESIGN—Latin square design comparison of angina thresholds by exercise treadmill test and peripheral pain thresholds using a radiant heat source in eight patients with stable angina under control conditions, after stimulation of pituitary β endorphin release by ketoconazole, after suppression of pituitary β endorphin release by de...

  3. Bypass surgery versus stenting for the treatment of multivessel disease in patients with unstable angina compared with stable angina

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    Feyter, Pim; Heuvel, P.; Unger, Felix; Beyar, R.; Lindeboom, Wietze; Valk, Vincent; Milo, S.; Simon, Rudiger; Tyers, Frank; Regensburger, D.; Crean, Peter; Penn, Ian; McGovern, E.; Cauwelaert, C.; Serruys, Patrick

    2002-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: Earlier reports have shown that the outcome of balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery in unstable angina is less favorable than in stable angina. Recent improvements in percutaneous treatment (stent implantation) and bypass surgery (arterial grafts) warrant reevaluation of the relative merits of either technique in treatment of unstable angina. Methods and Results- Seven hundred fifty-five patients with stable angina were randomly assigned to coronary stenting (374) or ...

  4. Nocturnal angina: precipitating factors in patients with coronary artery disease and those with variant angina.

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    Quyyumi, A A; EFTHIMIOU, J; Quyyumi, A; Mockus, L J; Spiro, S. G.; Fox, K M

    1986-01-01

    Factors precipitating nocturnal myocardial ischaemia were investigated in 10 patients with frequent daytime and nocturnal angina pectoris. Eight patients had fixed obstructive coronary artery disease or a low exercise threshold or both before the onset of ischaemia. Two patients had variant angina with normal coronary arteries and negative exercise tests. During sleep the electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, electro-oculogram, electromyogram, chest wall movements, nasal airflow, and oxyge...

  5. Ludwig's Angina in Post Partum Patient.

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    Banu, Khurshida; Srikanth, G

    2014-06-01

    Ludwig's Angina is a rapid progressive cellulitis of the submandibular spaces, with potential for significant upper airway obstruction. Most reported cases follow an odontogenic infection. We present a case of 22-year-old female patient in her 2 weeks post partum period developing a life threatening infection. Immediate intubation, surgical decompression and antibiotic therapy successfully resolved the episode.

  6. Rethinking revascularization in patients with stable angina

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    Harskamp, Ralf E.; Park, Duk-Woo

    2018-01-01

    Traditional and current perception for benefit of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is that patients with stable angina will obtain symptom relief as well as improved exercise capacity after percutaneous revascularization. This common clinical perception is put to test in the ORBITA trial,

  7. Attributions and misconceptions in angina: an exploratory study.

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    Furze, G; Lewin, R J; Roebuck, A; Thompson, D R

    2001-09-01

    Although there have been a number of studies regarding attributions and misconceptions in people following a heart attack, there have been no comparable studies in people with angina. Semi-structured interviews were held with 20 people suffering from angina to discover their beliefs about angina, particularly those that may be misconceived or associated with maladaptive coping. Nineteen of the 20 participants held such beliefs. Stress was the most frequent causal attribution and misconceived angina avoidance strategies were cited by the majority. The beliefs about angina held by this sample may have implications for their health-related quality of life, if their experience mirrors that found within heart attack populations.

  8. Nocturnal angina: precipitating factors in patients with coronary artery disease and those with variant angina.

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    Quyyumi, A A; Efthimiou, J; Quyyumi, A; Mockus, L J; Spiro, S G; Fox, K M

    1986-10-01

    Factors precipitating nocturnal myocardial ischaemia were investigated in 10 patients with frequent daytime and nocturnal angina pectoris. Eight patients had fixed obstructive coronary artery disease or a low exercise threshold or both before the onset of ischaemia. Two patients had variant angina with normal coronary arteries and negative exercise tests. During sleep the electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, electro-oculogram, electromyogram, chest wall movements, nasal airflow, and oxygen saturation were continuously measured. Forty two episodes of transient ST segment depression were recorded in the eight patients with coronary artery disease and 26 episodes of ST segment depression and elevation in the two patients with variant angina and normal coronary arteries. All episodes of ST segment depression in the former group of patients were preceded by an increase in heart rate as a result of arousal and lightening of sleep, bodily movements, rapid eye movement sleep, or sleep apnoea (one episode). In contrast, in the variant angina group no increase in heart rate, arousal, or apnoea preceded 23 of the 26 episodes of ST segment change. Thus increase in myocardial oxygen demand was important in precipitating nocturnal angina in patients with coronary artery disease and reduced coronary reserve. In the patients with coronary spasm these factors did not often precede the onset of nocturnal myocardial ischaemia.

  9. Treating angina pectoris by acupuncture therapy.

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    Xu, Lixian; Xu, Hao; Gao, Wei; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Hui; Lu, Dominic P

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture therapy on PC 6 (Neiguan) has a therapeutic effect on cardiac and chest ailments including angina pectoris. Additional beneficial acupuncture points are PC 4 (Ximen), HT 7 (Shenmen point), PC 7 (Daling point), PC 5 (Jianshi point), PC 3 (Quze point), CV 17 (Danzhong point), CV 6 (Qihai point), BL 15 (Xinshu point), L 20 (Pishu point), BL 17 (Geshu point), BL23 (Shenshu point), BL18 (Ganshu point), HT 5 (Tongli point), and ST36 (Zusanli point). Acupuncture not only quickly relieve the symptoms of acute angina pectoris, but also improve nitroglycerine's therapeutic effects. Therefore, it is an efficient simple therapeutic method used for emergency and for regular angina treatment. Review of studies on acupuncture therapy has shown effectiveness were between 80% to 96.2% that are almost as effective as conventional drug regimen. When compared with conventional medical treatment, the acupuncture therapy shows the obvious advantage of lacking, adverse side effects commonly associated with the Western anti-anginal drugs such as 1) Nitroglycerine (headache--63% with nitroglycerine patch and 50% with spray; syncope--4%; and dizziness--8% with patch; hypotension--4% with patch; and increased angina 2% with patch). 2) Isosorbide mononitrate (dizziness--3 to 5%; nausea/vomiting--2 to 4% and other reactions including hypotension, and syncope even with small doses). 3) Propranolol (bradycardia, chest pain, hypotension, worsening of AV conduction disturbance, Raynaud's syndrome, mental depression, hyperglycemia, etc.). Many conventional anti-anginal medications cause inter-drug reactions with other medications the patients taking for other diseases. Whereas, acupuncture therapy does not pose such an interference with patient's medications. Nevertheless, surgery is still the treatment of choice when acupuncture or conventional drug therapy fails. Combination of conventional drug therapy and acupuncture would considerably decrease the frequency and the required dosage

  10. Prognostic value of an abnormal response to acetylcholine in patients with angina and non-obstructive coronary artery disease: Long-term follow-up of the Heart Quest cohort.

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    Schoenenberger, Andreas W; Adler, Eric; Gujer, Samuel; Jamshidi, Peiman; Kobza, Richard; Stuck, Andreas E; Resink, Therese J; Erne, Paul

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    This study aims to determine whether small vessel disease (SVD) or vasospastic disease (VSD) has an impact on prognosis. The prospective cohort embraced 718 patients with angina equivalent symptoms and no coronary stenosis ≥50% recruited between 1997 and 2008. At baseline, patients were classified as having SVD, VSD, other cardiac disease or non-cardiac problem based on intracoronary acetylcholine application and fast atrial pacing during coronary angiography. Patients underwent follow-up between 2007 and 2015. Prognostic significance of the diagnosis on cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death or non-fatal myocardial infarction) was evaluated using Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for age and sex. The mean follow-up duration was 11.3±2.7years. Only 11 patients (1.5%) were lost to follow-up, resulting in an analyzed population of 707 patients. Patients with SVD (HR: 4.9, 95% CI: 1.1-22.4, P=0.040) and VSD (HR: 4.8, 95% CI: 1.0-23.4, P=0.050) had an increased risk of suffering cardiovascular events compared to patients with non-cardiac problems. Among SVD patients, those with the presence of endothelial dysfunction had a particularly high risk (HR: 7.3, 95% CI: 1.5-35.5, P=0.015). Among patients with SVD or VSD, those having persisting or worsening angina during follow-up had a higher risk than patients in whom angina improved (HR: 4.8, 95% CI: 1.9-12.3, P=0.001). Our study shows that patients with SVD or VSD have an increased risk of cardiovascular events. This particularly applies to SVD patients with endothelial dysfunction. Symptoms should be taken seriously in SVD and VSD patients. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01318629. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. An upper airway obstruction emergency: Ludwig angina.

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    Chou, Yu-Kung; Lee, Chao-Yi; Chao, Hai-Hsuan

    2007-12-01

    Ludwig angina remains a potentially lethal disease, rapidly spreading bilateral cellulitis of the submental, sublingual, and submandibular spaces, which bears the threat for rapid airway obstruction. Since the introduction of antibiotics in 1940s, the mortality was reduced significantly. This resulted in the rare occurrence of the disease, leaving many physicians with limited experience of Ludwig angina. Although the occurrence of Ludwig angina in adults is rare, its presence in the pediatric edentulous population is even more uncommon. Because the unfamiliarity with this disease is now increasing, unnecessary delaying diagnosis or inadequate management may occur and may result in serious complications. This presentation will consist of a historical review, discussion of pathophysiology, followed by clinical presentation, etiology, bacteriology, and management. With early diagnosis, airway observation and management, aggressive intravenous antibiotic therapy, and judicious surgical intervention, the disease should resolve without complications. In addition, the source of infection should be determined and eliminated if possible. A thoughtful, individualized management strategy seems to be the most reasonable approach to the disease.

  12. A rare cause of Ludwig's angina by Morganella morganii.

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    Ho, Min-Po; Tsai, Kuang-Chau; Yen, Szu-Lin; Lu, Cheng-Lin; Chen, Chia-Hung

    2006-10-01

    Ludwig's angina is a rapidly spreading and potentially lethal infection involving the floor of the mouth and neck. We present a rare case of Ludwig's angina caused by an unusual microorganism, Morganella morganii, and the group D alpha-hemolytic streptococcus. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Ludwig's angina and deep neck infection caused by Morganella morganii. Adequate airway maintenance, appropriate use of antibiotics and surgical drainage resulted in survival of the patient without complications.

  13. Lymphangioma of the tongue presenting as Ludwig's angina.

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    Tasca, R A; Myatt, H M; Beckenham, E J

    1999-12-15

    In this paper we present a case of a 6-year-old child who presented with Ludwig's angina caused by an infected tongue base lymphangioma. We provide a literature review of tongue lymphangioma and Ludwig's angina in the paediatric population. Both Ludwig's angina and tongue base lymphangioma are rare conditions in their own right and a combination of the two has not previously been described in the literature.

  14. Belching as a Presenting Symptom of Angina Pectoris

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    El-Shafie, Kawther

    2007-01-01

    Symptoms of angina pectoris can present with the typical specific symptoms, which are easy to recognize, or vague symptoms like chills, nausea, dizziness, belching and mild chest pain. Both the typical and atypical forms of angina symptoms may rarely be associated with or masked by predominantly extra cardiac manifestations, which are occasionally referred to the abdomen. We report here an unusual presentation of angina. A 62 years old male who had been healthy all his life, presented at Sult...

  15. A review of Ludwig's angina for nurse practitioners.

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    Winters, Sandra

    2003-12-01

    To discuss the causative factors, clinical course, and current treatment modalities for Ludwig's angina, a submandibular cellulitis, and to raise nurse practitioners' (NPs') awareness of this condition. Recent clinical articles, research, case studies, and medical texts. Ludwig's angina may be fatal. Early diagnosis, aggressive antibiotic therapy, and management involving a multidisciplinary team approach are imperative for the patient to progress without complications. Education and awareness are crucial for successful diagnosis of and management of treatment for Ludwig's angina. Although NPs have a limited role in the treatment of Ludwig's angina, their ability to recognize the signs and symptoms will prompt emergency care and treatment and facilitate better outcomes for their clients.

  16. ludwig's angina following self application of an acidic chemical case ...

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    To the best of our knowledge, no case of Ludwig's angina secondary to use of acidic chemical has been reported. In this article, we report a case of Ludwig's angina with panfacial abscess resulting from the topical use of sulphuric acid solution (normally used in lead acid rechargeable batteries) for the treatment of a mild.

  17. Angina pectoris, one to 10 years after aortocoronary bypass surgery

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    K. Laird-Meeter; H.J. ten Katen (Harald); R.W. Brower (Ronald); M.J.B.M. van den Brand (Marcel); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick); M.M.P. Haalebos (Max); E. Bos (Egbert); P.G. Hugenholtz (Paul)

    1983-01-01

    textabstractThe incidence of angina pectoris (AP) after bypass surgery was assessed in 1041 patients operated on consecutively between 1971 and 1980. Of the 977 survivors, 920 (94%) participated in the study with a followup time varying from 1 to 10 years (mean 3.5 years). Post-operative angina

  18. Ludwig's angina after severe thrombocytopenic purpura associated with dengue fever

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    Maria Antonia Campos

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Here, we report a case of Ludwig's angina, which required surgery because of toothache. The patient had dengue and severe thrombocytopenia as confirmed by clinical and laboratory diagnoses. However, dengue is not included among the predisposing factors for Ludwig's angina.

  19. Current Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies in Microvascular Angina

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    Mumma, Bryn; Flacke, Nathalie

    2015-01-01

    Microvascular angina is common among patients with signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Unfortunately, microvascular is often under-recognized in clinical settings. The diagnosis of microvascular angina relies on assessment of the functional status of the coronary microvasculature. Invasive strategies include acetylcholine provocation, intracoronary Doppler ultrasound, and intracoronary thermodilut...

  20. [Bilateral recurrent nerve paralysis secondary to Ludwig's angina].

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    Calvo Boizas, E; Rodríguez Gutiérrez, A; Diego Pérez, C; Sancipriano Hernández, J A; Gómez Toranzo, F

    1999-03-01

    Although the incidence of Ludwig's angina has diminished, it still occurs. This disease can have life-threatening complications, including deep neck infection and mediastinitis. We report a case of Ludwig's angina with bilateral vocal cord paralysis secondary to cervical spread of infection.

  1. Necrotizing fasciitis in association with Ludwig's angina - A case report.

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    Kavarodi, A M

    2011-07-01

    A 28 year old male diabetic patient developed Ludwig's angina which subsequently evolved into cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis. The differential characteristic of Ludwig's angina and cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis, as it relates to this rare presentation is discussed. The clinical and radiological features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and the management that resulted in a successful outcome are presented.

  2. Mucormycosis Causing Ludwig Angina: A Unique Presentation.

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    McSpadden, Ryan P; Martin, James R; Mehrotra, Swati; Thorpe, Eric

    2017-04-01

    Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection with a yearly incidence of 1.7 cases per million in the United States. It usually occurs in patients with metabolic abnormalities or who are immunocompromised with prolonged neutropenia. However, it can also occur in patients without any underlying disease process. The treatment of choice is surgical debridement of necrotic tissue and systemic antifungal therapy, including amphotericin B. A dilemma for the surgeon when faced with head and neck mucormycosis is the morbidity of surgical debridement from both a functional and cosmetic standpoint. There have been multiple case reports of a form of cutaneous mucormycosis in the head and neck involving the oral mucosa and the mandible, but no reports in the literature of a fungal infection causing Ludwig angina. This report describes one such case. The morbid clinical implications of mucormycosis causing Ludwig angina become apparent when considering the defect caused by adequate surgical debridement. Copyright © 2016 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Bypass surgery versus stenting for the treatment of multivessel disease in patients with unstable angina compared with stable angina

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    P.J. de Feyter (Pim); P. van den Heuvel; F. Unger (Felix); R. Beyar; W.K. Lindeboom (Wietze); V. de Valk (Vincent); S. Milo; R. Simon (Rudiger); G.F.O. Tyers (Frank); D. Regensburger; P.A. Crean (Peter); I.M. Penn (Ian); E. McGovern; C. van Cauwelaert; P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick)

    2002-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: Earlier reports have shown that the outcome of balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery in unstable angina is less favorable than in stable angina. Recent improvements in percutaneous treatment (stent implantation) and bypass surgery (arterial grafts) warrant reevaluation of the

  4. Mediastinite descendente necrosante pós-angina de Ludwig Necrotizing descending mediastinitis afetr Ludwig angina

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    MARICÉLIA BROMMELSTROET

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available A angina de Ludwig é uma infecção do espaço submandibular originada, em geral, da infecção do 2º ou 3º molar inferior. Como conseqüência, pode causar mediastinite descendente necrosante, que representa uma forma grave e rara de infecção mediastinal, a qual exige diagnóstico precoce e tratamento cirúrgico para reduzir a alta mortalidade associada a esta doença. Dois casos de mediastinite descendente necrosante pós-angina de Ludwig foram tratados com excelentes resultados em nosso hospital. A drenagem mediastinal transcervical está justificada em pacientes com doença limitada ao mediastino superior. Porém, sepse com comprometimento extenso do mediastino requer drenagem através de toracotomia sem demora.Ludwig's angina is an infection of the submandibular space generally caused by an infection of the 2nd or 3rd lower molar. As a consequence, descending necrotizing mediastinitis, a rare and severe form of mediastinal infection, may occur. The descending necrotizing mediastinitis represents a rare form of mediastinal infection. It presents a high mortality and to decrease that rate it is necessary prompt diagnosis and surgical treatment. Two cases of descending necrotizing mediastinitis due to Ludwig's angina were treated with excellent results in our hospital. The transcervical mediastinal drainage is justified in patients with disease limited to the upper mediastinum. Even so, when there is extensive involvement of the whole mediastinum it is suitable the accomplishment of a wide thoracotomy.

  5. Evaluating the angina plan in patients admitted to hospital with angina: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Zetta, Stella; Smith, Karen; Jones, Martyn; Allcoat, Paul; Sullivan, Frank

    2011-04-01

    The aim of this trial was to evaluate the Angina Plan (AP), a cognitive-behavioral nurse-facilitated self-help intervention against standard care (SC). A randomized controlled trial of 218 patients hospitalized with angina assessed participants predischarge and 6 months later. Data were collected during a structured interview using validated questionnaires, self-report, and physiological measurement to assess between group changes in mood, knowledge and misconceptions, cardiovascular risk, symptoms, quality of life, and health service utilization. The intention-to-treat (ITT) analysis found no reliable effects on anxiety and depression at 6 months. AP participants reported increased knowledge, less misconceptions, reduced body mass index (BMI), an increase in self-reported exercise, less functional limitation, and improvements in general health perceptions and social and leisure activities compared to those receiving SC. Sensitivity analysis excluding participants with high baseline depression revealed a statistical significant reduction in depression levels in AP compared to the SC participants. Analysis excluding participants receiving cardiac surgery or angioplasty removed the ITT effects on physical limitation, self-reported exercise and general health perceptions and the improvements seen in social and leisure activities, while adaptive effects on knowledge, misconceptions and BMI remained and between-group changes in depression approached significance. Initiating the AP in a secondary care setting for patients with new and existing angina produces similar benefits to those reported in newly diagnosed primary care patients. Further evaluation is required to examine the extent of observed effects in the longer term. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  6. The economic burden of angina on households in South Asia.

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    Alam, Khurshid; Mahal, Ajay

    2014-02-19

    Globally, an estimated 54 million people have angina, 16 million of whom are from the WHO South-East Asia region. Despite the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asia, there is no evidence of an economic burden of angina on households in this region. We investigated the economic burden of angina on households in South Asia. We applied a novel propensity score matching approach to assess the economic burden of angina on household out-of-pocket (OOP) health spending, borrowing or selling assets, non-medical consumption expenditure, and employment status of angina-affected individual using nationally representative World Health Survey data from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka collected during 2002-2003. We used multiple matching methods to match households where the respondent reported symptomatic or diagnosed angina with control households with similar propensity scores. Angina-affected households had significantly higher OOP health spending per person in the four weeks preceding the survey than matched controls, in Bangladesh (I$1.94, p = 0.04), in Nepal (I$4.68, p = 0.03) and in Sri Lanka (I$1.99, p household expenditure in excess of 20%, was significantly higher in angina-affected households relative to matched controls in India (9.60%, p households significantly relied on borrowing or selling assets to finance OOP health expenses in Bangladesh (6%, p = 0.03), India (8.20%, p Households that had the respondent reporting angina in South Asia face an economic burden of OOP health expenses (primarily on drugs and other outpatient expenses), and tend to rely on borrowing or selling assets. Our analysis underscores the need to protect South Asian households from the financial burden of CVD.

  7. Marathon of eponyms: 12 Ludwig angina.

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    Scully, C; Langdon, J; Evans, J

    2010-07-01

    The use of eponyms has long been contentious, but many remain in common use, as discussed elsewhere (Editorial: Oral Diseases. 2009: 15; 185). The use of eponyms in diseases of the head and neck is found mainly in specialties dealing with medically compromised individuals (paediatric dentistry, special care dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral and maxillofacial surgery) and particularly by hospital-centred practitioners. This series has selected some of the more recognised relevant eponymous conditions and presents them alphabetically. The information is based largely on data available from MEDLINE and a number of internet websites as noted below: the authors would welcome any corrections. This document summarises data about Ludwig angina.

  8. Ludwig's angina and airway considerations: a case report.

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    Kulkarni, Anand H; Pai, Swarupa D; Bhattarai, Basant; Rao, Sumesh T; Ambareesha, M

    2008-06-20

    Patients with deep neck infections present challenging airways for an anesthesiologist. Patients with Ludwig's angina may die as a result of the inability to effectively manage the airway. Here we discuss the anesthetic management with fiberoptic intubation of a 45-year-old man with Ludwig's angina scheduled for emergency drainage. Awake fiberoptic intubation under topical anesthesia may be the ideal method to secure the airway in advanced cases of Ludwig's angina. When fiberoptic bronchoscopy is not feasible, not available or has failed, an awake tracheostomy may be the preferred option.

  9. Anipamil prevents ST depression in patients with stable angina pectoris

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    Larsen, C T; Sørum, C; Rasmussen, V

    1993-01-01

    . The patients received anipamil 80 mg once daily, anipamil 160 mg once daily, and placebo in a randomized order. At the end of each treatment period the patients underwent 24-hour ambulatory ECG recording. Nineteen patients were included, all with typical stable angina pectoris for at least 2 months, exercise...... test with > or = 0.10 mV horizontal or down-sloping ST-segment depression and limited by angina pectoris, and at least 10 attacks of angina pectoris in the initial single-blind placebo period. During the placebo period, a total duration of transient myocardial ischemia > or = 0.10 mV during the 24-hour...

  10. Long-term effects of spinal cord stimulation on angina symptoms and quality of life in patients with refractory angina pectoris--results from the European Angina Registry Link Study (EARL)

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    Andréll, P; Yu, W; Gersbach, P

    2010-01-01

    To assess the long-term effect of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) on angina symptoms and quality of life in patients with refractory angina pectoris defined as severe angina due to coronary artery disease resistant to conventional pharmacological therapy and/or revascularisation....

  11. Randomized controlled trial of a lay-facilitated angina management programme.

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    Furze, Gill; Cox, Helen; Morton, Veronica; Chuang, Ling-Hsiang; Lewin, Robert J P; Nelson, Pauline; Carty, Richard; Norris, Heather; Patel, Nicky; Elton, Peter

    2012-10-01

    This article reports a randomized controlled trial of lay-facilitated angina management (registered trial acronym: LAMP). Previously, a nurse-facilitated angina programme was shown to reduce angina while increasing physical activity, however most people with angina do not receive a cardiac rehabilitation or self-management programme. Lay people are increasingly being trained to facilitate self-management programmes. A randomized controlled trial comparing a lay-facilitated angina management programme with routine care from an angina nurse specialist. Participants with new stable angina were randomized to the angina management programme (intervention: 70 participants) or advice from an angina nurse specialist (control: 72 participants). Primary outcome was angina frequency at 6 months; secondary outcomes at 3 and 6 months included: risk factors, physical functioning, anxiety, depression, angina misconceptions and cost utility. Follow-up was complete in March 2009. Analysis was by intention-to-treat; blind to group allocation. There was no important difference in angina frequency at 6 months. Secondary outcomes, assessed by either linear or logistic regression models, demonstrated important differences favouring the intervention group, at 3 months for: Anxiety, angina misconceptions and for exercise report; and at 6 months for: anxiety; depression; and angina misconceptions. The intervention was considered cost-effective. The angina management programme produced some superior benefits when compared to advice from a specialist nurse. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  12. Current Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies in Microvascular Angina

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    Mumma, Bryn; Flacke, Nathalie

    2014-01-01

    Microvascular angina is common among patients with signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Unfortunately, microvascular is often under-recognized in clinical settings. The diagnosis of microvascular angina relies on assessment of the functional status of the coronary microvasculature. Invasive strategies include acetylcholine provocation, intracoronary Doppler ultrasound, and intracoronary thermodilution; noninvasive strategies include cardiac positron emission tomography (PET), cardiac magnetic resonance, and Doppler echocardiography. Once the diagnosis of microvascular angina is established, treatment is focused on improving symptoms and reducing future risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Pharmacologic options and lifestyle modifications for patients with microvascular angina are similar to those for patients with coronary artery disease. PMID:25685641

  13. Angina in Women Can Be Different Than Men

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    ... African-Americans and Heart Disease Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke Microvascular Angina This content was last reviewed July 2015. Heart Attack • Home • About Heart Attacks Acute Coronary Syndrome ( ...

  14. Angina Treatment: Stents, Drugs, Lifestyle Changes -- What's Best?

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    ... flow to your heart and may improve angina. Lifestyle changes: Part of all treatments Regardless of which ... your doctor will recommend that you make healthy lifestyle changes. Because heart disease is often the underlying ...

  15. Serum Metabolomics Profiling to Identify Biomarkers for Unstable Angina

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    Wei Yao; Yuxia Gao; Zheng Wan

    2017-01-01

    Although statistical evidence is clear regarding the dangerousness of unstable angina (UA), a form of coronary heart disease (CHD) characterised by high mortality and morbidity globally, it is important to recognise that diagnostic precision for the condition is unfavourable. In the present research, to gain insight into candidate biomarkers, the author draws on 1H NMR-based serum metabolic profiling to analyze the unstable angina pectoris (UAP) metabolic signatures; this constitutes an effec...

  16. [Angina pectoris induced by pacemaker syndrome].

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    Szabó, Z; Török, T; Rudas, L; Fazekas, T

    1998-05-31

    Pacemaker syndrome is caused primarily by the lack of atrial kick and by neurocardiogenic reflex mechanisms due to simultaneous atrial and ventricular contractions. The most common clinical symptoms are dyspnoe, hypotension, dizziness and syncopal attacks. A case report of a patient with pacemaker syndrome is presented, in which the main clinical manifestation was a recurrent chest pain. A VVI demand pacemaker was implanted because of sick sinus syndrome ten years ago and shortly afterwards anginal attacks of rest developed. Coronary angiography revealed a non-significant (25%) narrowing of the right coronary artery (RCA). Casual and long-term ambulatory blood pressure (ABPM) measurements elucidated that the patient occasionally has extremely low diastolic blood pressure. This later phenomenon was confirmed and refined by a "beat-to-beat" blood pressure measuring technique. The elimination of the pronounced "beat-to-beat" variability of arterial blood pressure and transient coronary hypoperfusion due to implantation of an AV sequential bifocal pacemaker resulted in a full disappearance of angina pectoris.

  17. Angina de Ludwig. Reporte de 2 casos

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    Antonio Fabbio Gagliardi Lugo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La angina de Ludwig (AL es una entidad patológica, odontogénica e infecciosa que representa una situación de emergencia en la Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial por comprometer la vida del paciente debido a una progresiva oclusión de la vía aérea, producto del avance de la infección hacia los espacios submandibulares, sublinguales y submental, lo que trae como consecuencia el colapso de la misma. En el presente trabajo se hace una revisión de la literatura actualizada acerca de dicha entidad, origen, vías de diseminación, manejo terapéutico y posibles complicaciones. Se reportan 2 casos que acuden a Emergencias del Hospital General del Oeste «Dr. José Gregorio Hernández» (HGO en Los Magallanes de Catia (Caracas, Venezuela con diagnóstico de AL. Se presenta el manejo clínico y la relevancia del rol que adquiere el cirujano maxilofacial en el diagnóstico en aras de la preservación de la vida del paciente.

  18. Long-term effects of electrical neurostimulation in patients with unstable angina : Refractory to conventional therapies

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    de Vries, Jessica; DeJongste, Mike J. L.; Zijlstra, Felix; Staal, Michiel

    2007-01-01

    Background. Patients with unstable angina pectoris may become refractory to conventional therapies. Electrical neurostimulation with transcutaneous electrical stimulation and/or spinal cord stimulation has been shown to be effective for patients with refractory unstable angina pectoris in hospital

  19. LUDWIG’S ANGINA FOLLOWING SELF APPLICATION OF AN ACIDIC CHEMICAL

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    Gbolahan, O.O.; Olowookere, S.; Aboderin, A.; Omopariola, O.

    2012-01-01

    Ludwig’s angina is a potentially life threatening diffuse cellulitis usually resulting from odontogenic infection. We report a case of Ludwig’s angina resulting from self administration of an acidic chemical to treat toothache. PMID:25161404

  20. LUDWIG’S ANGINA FOLLOWING SELF APPLICATION OF AN ACIDIC CHEMICAL

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    Gbolahan, O.O.; S. Olowookere; Aboderin, A.; Omopariola, O.

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    Ludwig’s angina is a potentially life threatening diffuse cellulitis usually resulting from odontogenic infection. We report a case of Ludwig’s angina resulting from self administration of an acidic chemical to treat toothache.

  1. Incidence and follow-up of Braunwald subgroups in unstable angina pectoris

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    A.J.M. van Miltenburg-van Zijl (Addy); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); R.J. Veerhoek (Rinus); P.M.M. Bossuyt (Patrick)

    1995-01-01

    textabstractObjectives. This study was performed to establish the prognosis of patients with unstable angina within the subgroups of the Braunwald classification. Background. Among many classifications of unstable angina, the Braunwald classification is frequently used. However, the incidence

  2. Ludwig's angina in a 76-year-old man.

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    Buckley, M F; O'Connor, K

    2009-09-01

    This case is of a 76-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with a 24-h history of a progressive tense, tender midline neck swelling. A computed tomography scan revealed Ludwig's angina and the patient went on to develop respiratory compromise and was admitted to the intensive care unit. The patient's clinical course later became complicated by abscess formation requiring drainage under general anaesthetic. He was eventually discharged home some 9 days after his initial presentation. The emergency medicine management issues surrounding Ludwig's angina are discussed briefly. This case highlights the dynamic airway changes seen in this uncommon condition. Whereas Ludwig's angina has previously been associated in the emergency medicine literature with a younger age group and in patients with a history of dental infection or treatment, this case highlights the fact that it may occur despite these two common associations.

  3. Ludwig's angina as an extremely unusual complication for direct microlaryngoscopy.

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    Coca Pelaz, Andrés; Llorente Pendás, José L; Suárez Nieto, Carlos

    2010-01-01

    An extremely rare case that to our knowledge has not been reported before is described, in which a patient had a Ludwig's angina as a complication of direct microlaryngoscopy. We report a Ludwig's angina after a direct microlaryngoscopy for a Reinke's edema, due to erosion on the internal face of the mandible produced by compression of the laryngoscope. The patient underwent placement of 2 drainages, intraoral and cervical, and several incisions on the floor of the mouth, with intravenous corticosteroids and antibiotics and with resolution of the illness without performing tracheostomy. Ludwig's angina is an extremely rare complication of microlaryngoscopy, but it is potentially life-threatening. Early diagnosis and treatment resulted in survival of the patient without complications. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Randomized controlled trial of a lay-facilitated angina management programme

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    Furze, Gill; Cox, Helen; Morton, Veronica; Chuang, Ling-Hsiang; Lewin, Robert JP; Nelson, Pauline; Carty, Richard; Norris, Heather; Patel, Nicky; Elton, Peter

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    Aims This article reports a randomized controlled trial of lay-facilitated angina management (registered trial acronym: LAMP). Background Previously, a nurse-facilitated angina programme was shown to reduce angina while increasing physical activity, however most people with angina do not receive a cardiac rehabilitation or self-management programme. Lay people are increasingly being trained to facilitate self-management programmes. Design A randomized controlled trial comparing a lay-facilita...

  5. Frequency and angiographic characteristics of coronary microvascular dysfunction in stable angina: a hybrid imaging study.

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    Stenström, Iida; Maaniitty, Teemu; Uusitalo, Valtteri; Pietilä, Mikko; Ukkonen, Heikki; Kajander, Sami; Mäki, Maija; Bax, Jeroen J; Knuuti, Juhani; Saraste, Antti

    2017-11-01

    Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) can cause angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). We studied the frequency and angiographic characteristics of CMD in symptomatic patients with suspected stable CAD and identified CMD as diffusely abnormal coronary vasodilator capacity by positron emission tomography (PET) perfusion imaging. We recruited prospectively 189 patients with intermediate pre-test probability of CAD who underwent coronary computed tomography angiography and quantitative 15O-water PET perfusion imaging followed by invasive coronary angiography, and assessment of fractional flow reserve when feasible. Prevalence of obstructive epicardial CAD was 37%. Absolute myocardial blood flow was diffusely reduced (CMD. Of these, 2 (1% of all patients) had no coronary atherosclerosis, 5 (3% of all patients) had non-obstructive atherosclerosis, and in 10 (5% of all patients) CMD co-existed with obstructive CAD. Atypical angina or non-anginal chest pain (53%) was the most common presentation. Older age and male sex were associated with CMD, but other risk factors of CAD were equally common in patients with or without CMD. Coronary microvascular dysfunction exists in 9% of symptomatic stable patients with suspected CAD. However, the prevalence of microvascular dysfunction without any coronary atherosclerosis is low (1%) in this population.

  6. High probability of disease in angina pectoris patients

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    Høilund-Carlsen, Poul F.; Johansen, Allan; Vach, Werner

    2007-01-01

    ) in patients with a high probability of coronary artery disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective series of 357 patients referred for coronary angiography (CA) for suspected stable angina pectoris were examined by a trained physician who judged their type of pain and Canadian Cardiovascular Society grade...

  7. TAKOTSUBO SYNDROME AS ACUTE FORM OF MICROVASCULAR ANGINA. CLINICAL CASE

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    Full Text Available The mechanisms of stress-induced cardiomyopathy (takotsubo syndrome have not been fully determined. A clinical case of the development of stressinduced cardio-myopathy in a patient with microvascular angina is presented. A 73-year-old woman was hospitalized to the cardiology clinic with a diagnosis of acute circular myocardial infarction (elevation ST II, III, aVF, V2-6, positive troponin test. According to coronary angiography stenosis of coronary arteries were not identified. According to echocardiography the following abnormalities were revealed: decrease in global contractility of the myocardium, hyperkinesia of the basal parts of the left ventricle and at the same time akinesia of the apex and hypokinesia of the middle segments of the left ventricle. After 1 month a contractility of the myocardium was normal, there were no zones of violation of contractility. It was suggested that the patient had takotsubo syndrome. Anginal pain due to physical and emotional stress with unchanged coronary arteries suggested primary microvascular angina. It was confirmed by the presence of endothelium-dependent vasodilation disorders that were revealed by positron emission tomography of myocardium with cold pressor test and peripheral arterial tonometry. This clinical case demonstrates one of the discussed pathogenetic mechanisms of the takotsubo syndrome – generalized microvascular spasm. As the patient suffered previously from chronic microvascular angina, it seems logical in this case to regard stress-induced cardiomyopathy as an acute form of microvascular angina.

  8. [Microvascular angina in women: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

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    Elias-Smale, S.E.; Boer, M.J. de; Maas, A.H.E.M.

    2014-01-01

    Gender differences play an important role in coronary heart disease (CHD). Not only in the presentation of symptoms, but also in their underlying pathophysiology. Women with persistent angina without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Half of these

  9. Ginkgo Biloba extract for angina pectoris: a systematic review.

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    Sun, Tian; Wang, Xian; Xu, Hao

    2015-07-01

    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ginkgo Biloba extract for patients with angina pectoris according to the available evidence. Electronic databases were searched for all of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of angina pectoris treatments with Ginkgo Biloba extract, either alone or combined with routine Western medicine (RWM), and controlled by untreated, placebo, Chinese patent medicine, or RWM treatment. The RCTs were retrieved from the following electronic databases: PubMed/MEDLINE, ProQuest Health and Medical Complete, Springer, Elsevier, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Wanfang Data, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP database, China Biology Medicine (CBM), Chinese Medical Citation Index (CMCI), from the earliest database records to December 2012. No language restriction was applied. Study selection, data extraction, quality assessment, and data analyses were conducted according to the Cochrane standards. RevMan 5.1.0 provided by Cochrane Collaboration The data were analysed by using. A total of 23 RCTs (involving 2,529 patients) were included and the methodological quality was evaluated as generally low. Ginkgo Biloba extract with RWM was more effective in angina relief and electrocardiogram improvement than RWM alone. Reported adverse events included epigastric discomfort, nausea, gastrointestinal reaction, and bitter taste. Ginkgo Biloba extract may have beneficial effects on patients with angina pectoris, although the low quality of existing trials makes it difficult to draw a satisfactory conclusion. More rigorous, high quality clinical trials are needed to provide conclusive evidence.

  10. Beneficial effect of labetalol in hypertensive patients with angina ...

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    In comparison with placebo, labetalol significantly reduced the frequency and severity of attacks of angina pectoris, witnout further improvement in control of blood pressure at rest, during isotonic exercise or on pertormance of the cold pressor test. Labetalol significantly reduced blood pressure levels during isometric ...

  11. The prevalence and management of angina among patients with chronic coronary artery disease across US outpatient cardiology practices: insights from the Angina Prevalence and Provider Evaluation of Angina Relief (APPEAR) study.

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    Kureshi, Faraz; Shafiq, Ali; Arnold, Suzanne V; Gosch, Kensey; Breeding, Tracie; Kumar, Ashwath S; Jones, Philip G; Spertus, John A

    2017-01-01

    Although eliminating angina is a primary goal in treating patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD), few contemporary data quantify prevalence and severity of angina across US cardiology practices. The authors hypothesized that angina among outpatients with CAD managed by US cardiologists is low and its prevalence varies by site. Among 25 US outpatient cardiology clinics enrolled in the American College of Cardiology Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence (PINNACLE) registry, we prospectively recruited a consecutive sample of patients with chronic CAD over a 1- to 2-week period at each site between April 2013 and July 2015, irrespective of the reason for their appointment. Eligible patients had documented history of CAD (prior acute coronary syndrome, prior coronary revascularization procedure, or diagnosis of stable angina) and ≥1 prior office visit at the practice site. Angina was assessed directly from patients using the Seattle Angina Questionnaire Angina Frequency score. Among 1257 patients from 25 sites, 7.6% (n = 96) reported daily/weekly, 25.1% (n = 315) monthly, and 67.3% (n = 846) no angina. The proportion of patients with daily/weekly angina at each site ranged from 2.0% to 24.0%, but just over half (56.3%) were on ≥2 antianginal medications, with wide variability across sites (0%-100%). One-third of outpatients with chronic CAD managed by cardiologists report having angina in the prior month, and 7.6% have frequent symptoms. Among those with frequent angina, just over half were on ≥2 antianginal medications, with wide variability across sites. These findings suggest an opportunity to improve symptom control. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Emerging clinical role of ranolazine in the management of angina

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    David S Vadnais

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available David S Vadnais, Nanette K WengerDivision of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USAAbstract: Chronic stable angina is an exceedingly prevalent condition with tremendous clinical, social, and financial implications. Traditional medical therapy for angina consists of beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and nitrates. These agents decrease myocardial oxygen demand and ischemia by reducing heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and/or optimizing ventricular loading characteristics. Unique in its mechanism of action, ranolazine is the first new antianginal agent approved for use in the US for chronic angina in over 25 years. By inhibiting the late inward sodium current (INa, ranolazine prevents pathologic intracellular calcium accumulation that leads to ischemia, myocardial dysfunction, and electrical instability. Ranolazine has been proven in multiple clinical trials to reduce the symptoms of angina safely and effectively and to improve exercise tolerance in patients with symptomatic coronary heart disease. These benefits occur without reduction in heart rate and blood pressure or increased mortality. Although ranolazine prolongs the QTc, experimental data indicate that ranolazine may actually be antiarrhythmic. In a large acute coronary syndrome clinical trial, ranolazine reduced the incidence of supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, new-onset atrial fibrillation, and bradycardic events. Additional benefits of ranolazine under investigation include reductions in glycosylated hemoglobin levels and improved left ventricular function. Ranolazine is a proven antianginal medication in patients with symptomatic coronary heart disease, and should be considered as an initial antianginal agent for those with hypotension or bradycardia.Keywords: chronic angina, myocardial ischemia, ranolazine, pharmacotherapy, antianginal, sodium current

  13. Early and six-month outcome in patients with angina pectoris early after acute myocardial infarction (the GISSI-3 APPI [angina precoce post-infarto] study).

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    There is conflicting evidence whether or not early postinfarction angina implies an unfavorable prognosis. This prospective study assessed the significance and natural history of early angina in a broad population of patients conservatively managed after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and enrolled in the third Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nel Infarto Miocardico (GISSI-3) trial. Out of 2,363 consecutive patients (age 63 +/- 11; first AMI in 86%; thrombolysis in 74%) admitted in 31 centers lacking on-site revascularization facilities, early angina associated with transient electrocardiographic (ECG) changes was documented in 332 (14%). At multivariate analysis, preinfarction angina, age > or = 70 years, female gender, and history of infarct were significant predictors of early angina. Though the in-hospital course was free from major cardiac events in 78% of patients after the first anginal episode, reinfarction was more common after early angina (7% vs 2% in patients without, RR 3.1, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.9 to 5.6; p <0.001), and death occurred in 7% of patients with early angina (vs 5% of patients without, RR 1.4, CI 0.9 to 2.4, p = NS). No demographic or clinical characteristics identified patients who suffered nonfatal reinfarction after angina, and neither the ECG location (infarct zone or remote) nor patterns of ECG changes during angina proved significant predictors of in-hospital reinfarction or death. Early angina emerged as the sole independent predictor of 6-month cumulative reinfarction (12% vs 5% of patients without, RR 2.9, CI 2.0 to 4.4; p <0.0001) and an independent predictor of death (13% vs 7% of patients without early angina, RR 2.3, CI 1.6 to 3.3; p <0.0001). Early postinfarction angina is a powerful prognostic marker. Patients with early postinfarction angina had an unfavourable in-hospital outcome, but the prospective identification of patients at greater risk of major events after angina remains elusive

  14. Choosing the most appropriate treatment for stable angina. Safety considerations.

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    Asirvatham, S; Sebastian, C; Thadani, U

    1998-07-01

    The goals of stable angina pectoris treatment are: (i) symptom relief and increase in angina-free walking time; and (ii) reduction of mortality and adverse outcome. Strategies used for plaque stabilisation resulting in a reduction in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity are: smoking cessation; aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid); blood pressure control; lipid lowering agents when low density lipoprotein cholesterol is elevated despite dietary therapy; coronary bypass surgery in patients with left main stem disease or triple vessel coronary disease and diminished left ventricular function; and use of estrogen in postmenopausal women. For symptom relief and to increase angina-free walking time, long acting nitrates, beta-blockers, calcium antagonists and potassium channel openers can be used. Drugs from these 3 classes are all effective when used optimally and choice of initial therapy should consider the presence of concomitant disease and underlying left ventricular function. However, none of the long acting nitrates provide continuous prophylaxis because nitrate tolerance develops during long term therapy. In patients with uncomplicated stable angina, nitrates, beta-blockers and calcium antagonists are all effective. Intermittent nitrate therapy is not associated with tolerance, but headache is a common adverse effect and the patient is unprotected at night and in the early hours of the morning. Concomitant treatment with a beta-blocker may be beneficial if the patient experiences withdrawal or early morning angina. For patients with stable angina and hypertension, therapy with a beta-blocker or a calcium antagonist rather than nitrate is indicated. beta-Blockers are preferred in patients who have had a myocardial infarction, or in those with a history of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. beta-Blockers may produce excessive slowing of the heart rate, fatigue and bronchospasm in susceptible patients. Calcium antagonists are indicated as initial therapy when beta

  15. COMPARISON OF THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF BISOPROLOL VERSUS ATENOLOL IN STABLE EXERCISE-INDUCED ANGINA-PECTORIS - A MULTICENTER INTERNATIONAL RANDOMIZED STUDY OF ANGINA-PECTORIS (MIRSA)

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    DEMUINCK, ED; BUCHNERMOELL, D; VANDEVEN, LLM; LIE, KI

    Bisoprolol 10 mg and atenolol 100 mg once daily were compared regarding efficacy and safety in stable effort angina in a 12-week, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study. Efficacy was evaluated with angina pectoris diaries and bicycle exercise tests. Spontaneously mentioned

  16. [Propranolol treatment of effort angina in patients with arterial hypotension].

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    Idrisova, E M; Boshchenko, A A; Borovkova, N V; Demochko, A V; Chernov, V I; Karpov, R S

    2004-01-01

    To compare antianginal efficacy and tolerability of propranolol therapy in patients with stable angina pectoris and chronic hypotension (Hpts) and normotensive patients with angina of effort (Npts). A randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study was made in 35 Hpts and 38 Npts was made using bicycle exercise tests, echocardiography, stress myocardial scintigraphy with 77-199. Acute bicycle exercise tests showed high anti-ischemic activity of propranolol in 86% Hpts and 65% Npts. Stable antianginal propranolol effect in 57% Hpts was accompanied with a decrease of myocardial perfusion defect. Secondary resistance or pseudotolerance to an antianginal effect of propranolol was observed in 43% Hpts in 4-12 weeks (vs 0 of Npts; p bradicardia (p < 0.05), more anginal attacks (p < 0.001). Hpts had rapidly developing secondary resistance and pseudotolerance to propranolol antianginal effect, bad tolerability of the drug.

  17. [Anesthetic management of a patient with Ludwig's angina].

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    Kakinohana, M; Saitoh, T; Fukuzato, Y; Kawamoto, K; Inamura, T

    1999-07-01

    A 71-year-old woman with cellulitis of the floor of the mouth, referred to as "Ludwig's angina", underwent emergency tracheostomy under general anesthesia, for the control of airway narrowing caused by sublingual and submandibular swelling with tongue elevation. Because difficult airway had been suspected by preoperative assessment, feasible options of intubation in our hospital, including laryngeal mask, fiberoptic intubation and transtracheal jet ventilation, were prepared prior to induction of anesthesia. Anesthetic induction was carried out with propofol and suxamethonium, and subsequently tracheal intubation could be performed with difficulty under condition of partial visualization of vocal cord. Anesthetic maintenance with local anesthesia and continuous infusion of propofol 6 mg.kg-1.hr-1 was carried out during tracheostomy procedure, and this procedure was done uneventfully. Because airway control still remains a top priority in Ludwig's angina, feasible options of airway control should be prepared before induction of anesthesia if tracheostomy was required in a patient with this disease.

  18. Ludwig's Angina - An emergency: A case report with literature review.

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    Candamourty, Ramesh; Venkatachalam, Suresh; Babu, M R Ramesh; Kumar, G Suresh

    2012-07-01

    Ludwig's angina is a form of severe diffuse cellulitis that presents an acute onset and spreads rapidly, bilaterally affecting the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces resulting in a state of emergency. Early diagnosis and immediate treatment planning could be a life-saving procedure. Here we report a case of wide spread odontogenic infection extending to the neck with elevation of the floor of the mouth obstructing the airway which resulted in breathlessness and stridor for which the patient was directed to maintain his airway by elective tracheostomy and subsequent drainage of the potentially involved spaces. Late stages of the disease should be addressed immediately and given special importance towards the maintenance of airway followed by surgical decompression under antibiotic coverage. The appropriate use of parenteral antibiotics, airway protection techniques, and formal surgical drainage of the infection remains the standard protocol of treatment in advanced cases of Ludwig's angina.

  19. Successful conservative management of Ludwig's angina in advanced pregnancy.

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    Soltero, Roxana; Mercado-Alvarado, Joanna

    2009-01-01

    A 20 year-old female in her 32nd week of gestation presented to the Emergency Department with dysphonia and dysphagia associated to a recent recurrence of a periapical abscess. Her oral examination showed trismus, elevated tongue and neck swelling. A clinical diagnosis of Ludwig's angina was reached, and empirical antibiotic coverage was started. The decompression and drainage placement was performed successfully under local anesthesia without airway compromise. At the moment, no clear guidelines exist for the acute treatment of Ludwig's angina. Establishment of a secure airway has long been considered the gold standard, yet new literature suggests a more conservative management. Ascertaining an early diagnosis at the Emergency Department, and involvement of Anesthesia, Obstetrics, and, Ear, Nose and Throat specialist services is vital for materno-fetal wellbeing. Careful evaluation of the airway status in addition to prompt antimicrobial therapy with surgical decompression may represent a plausible alternative in pregnant patients.

  20. A prolonged buried fish bone mimicking Ludwig angina.

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    Hsu, Chao-Lan; Chen, Cheng-Wei

    2011-01-01

    Most migrated foreign bodies in the neck were removed immediately in patients with persistent symptoms. It is a rare condition that a fish bone was buried for a prolonged time in the tongue with little discomfort. We report a unique case of an ingested fish bone lodged in the tongue for 16 months until infection ensued. Ludwig angina was considered first because the patient had fever, odynophagia, swelling of the tongue, and mouth floor. The fish bone buried in the tongue was incidentally found on the computed tomography scan and successfully removed by surgical exploration. Although dental infection is the most common underlying cause in Ludwig angina, embedded foreign body should be considered as one of the pathogenesis. On the other hand, computed tomography scan can be useful in identifying extraluminal migration of fish bones in the neck. Crown Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. The impact of guideline compliant medical therapy on clinical outcome in patients with stable angina: findings from the Euro Heart Survey of stable angina

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    Daly, Caroline; Clemens, Felicity; Lopez-Sendon, Jose L.

    2006-01-01

    Aims The European Society of Cardiology published guidelines for the management of stable angina in 1997, with the objective of promoting an evidence-based approach to the condition. This study focuses on the impact of guideline compliant medical treatment on clinical outcome in patients...... also significantly reduced in this subgroup (HR 0.82; 95% CI 0.69-0.97). The benefits of guideline compliant therapy were only observed in patients with objective evidence of coronary disease. Conclusion Guideline compliant medical therapy improves clinical outcome in patients with stable angina...... with stable angina. Methods and results The Euro Heart Survey of Stable Angina is a multicentre prospective observational study conducted between 2002 and 2003. Patients with a clinical diagnosis of stable angina by a cardiologist were enrolled and follow-up was conducted at 1 year. The primary outcome...

  2. Variant angina associated with bitter orange in a dietary supplement.

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    Gange, Christopher A; Madias, Christopher; Felix-Getzik, Erika M; Weintraub, Andrew R; Estes, N A Mark

    2006-04-01

    The Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of ephedrine-based weight-loss products because of their association with many cardiovascular adverse effects. Bitter orange is now being used as a stimulant in "ephedra-free" weight-loss supplements but was recently implicated in adverse cardiovascular sequelae. To our knowledge, this report describes the first case of variant angina associated with bitter orange in a dietary supplement.

  3. Cardiac shockwave therapy in patients with chronic refractory angina pectoris

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    Vainer, J.; Habets, J. H. M.; Schalla, S.; Lousberg, A. H. P.; de Pont, C. D. J. M.; V??, S. A.; Brans, B. T.; Hoorntje, J. C. A.; Waltenberger, J.

    2016-01-01

    Background Cardiac shockwave therapy (CSWT) might improve symptoms and decrease ischaemia burden by stimulating collateral growth in chronic ischaemic myocardium. This prospective study was performed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of CSWT. Methods We included 33 patients (mean age 70???7 years, mean left ventricular ejection fraction 55???12?%) with end-stage coronary artery disease, chronic angina pectoris and reversible ischaemia on myocardial scintigraphy. CSWT was applied to the i...

  4. Angina de Ludwig: Análisis de 11 casos

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    José Manuel Díaz Fernández

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available It is about a longitudinal study on clinical, bacteriological, and therapeutic aspects of Ludwig's angina, conducted at the Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the "Saturnino Lora" Provincial Teaching Hospital from 1986 to 1990. It is concluded that this disease may be uncommom due to its inadequate diagnosis, which requires an early attention to avoid those complications apperaring generally. The treatment is mostly medical, and it is based on the association of antibiotics.

  5. Update on ranolazine in the management of angina

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    Codolosa JN; Acharjee S; Figueredo VM

    2014-01-01

    J Nicolás Codolosa,1 Subroto Acharjee,1 Vincent M Figueredo1,2 1Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Health, Einstein Medical Center, 2Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA Abstract: Mortality rates attributable to coronary heart disease have declined in recent years, possibly related to changes in clinical presentation patterns and use of proven secondary prevention strategies. Chronic stable angina (CSA) remains prevalent, and the goal of treatment is control of sym...

  6. Update on ranolazine in the management of angina

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    Full Text Available J Nicolás Codolosa,1 Subroto Acharjee,1 Vincent M Figueredo1,2 1Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Health, Einstein Medical Center, 2Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA Abstract: Mortality rates attributable to coronary heart disease have declined in recent years, possibly related to changes in clinical presentation patterns and use of proven secondary prevention strategies. Chronic stable angina (CSA remains prevalent, and the goal of treatment is control of symptoms and reduction in cardiovascular events. Ranolazine is a selective inhibitor of the late sodium current in myocytes with anti-ischemic and metabolic properties. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for use in patients with CSA. Multiple, randomized, placebo-controlled trials have shown that ranolazine improves functional capacity and decreases anginal episodes in CSA patients, despite a lack of a significant hemodynamic effect. Ranolazine did not improve cardiovascular mortality or affect incidence of myocardial infarction in the MERLIN (Metabolic Efficiency with Ranolazine for Less Ischemia in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome-TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 36 trial, but significantly decreased the incidence of recurrent angina. More recently, ranolazine has been shown to have beneficial and potent antiarrhythmic effects, both on supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, largely due to its inhibition of the late sodium current. Randomized controlled trials testing these effects are underway. Lastly, ranolazine appears to be cost-effective due to its ability to decrease angina-related hospitalizations and improve quality of life. Keywords: ranolazine, chronic stable angina, coronary artery disease

  7. International standardization of diagnostic criteria for microvascular angina.

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    Ong, Peter; Camici, Paolo G; Beltrame, John F; Crea, Filippo; Shimokawa, Hiroaki; Sechtem, Udo; Kaski, Juan Carlos; Bairey Merz, C Noel

    2018-01-01

    Standardization of diagnostic criteria for ischemic symptoms due to coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is needed for further investigation of patients presenting with anginal chest pain consistent with "microvascular angina" (MVA). At the annual Coronary Vasomotion Disorders International Study Group (COVADIS) Summits held in August 2014 and 2015, the following criteria were agreed upon for the investigative diagnosis of microvascular angina: (1) presence of symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischemia; (2) objective documentation of myocardial ischemia, as assessed by currently available techniques; (3) absence of obstructive CAD (coronary diameter reduction and/or fractional flow reserve (FFR) >0.80) (4) confirmation of a reduced coronary blood flow reserve and/or inducible microvascular spasm. These standardized criteria provide an investigative structure for mechanistic, diagnostic, prognostic and clinical trial studies aimed at developing an evidence base needed for guidelines in this growing patient population. Standardized criteria will facilitate microvascular angina registries and recruitment of suitable patients into clinical trials. Mechanistic research will also benefit from the implementation of standardized diagnostic criteria for MVA. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. [Airway management in Ludwig's angina - a challenge: case report].

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    Fellini, Roberto Taboada; Volquind, Daniel; Schnor, Otávio Haygert; Angeletti, Marcelo Gustavo; Souza, Olívia Egger de

    2015-07-31

    Ludwig's angina (LA) is an infection of the submandibular space, first described by Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig in 1836. It represents an entity difficult to manage due to the rapid progression and difficulty in maintaining airway patency, a major challenge in medical practice, resulting in asphyxia and death in 8-10% of patients. Describe a case of a patient with Ludwig's angina undergoing surgery, with emphasis on airway management, in addition to reviewing the articles published in the literature on this topic. Male patient, 21 years, drug addict, admitted by the emergency department and diagnosed with LA. Difficult airway was identified during the anesthetic examination. In additional tests, significant deviation from the tracheal axis was seen. Undergoing bilateral thoracoscopic pleural drainage, we opted for airway management through tracheal intubation using fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and balanced general anesthesia was proposed. There were no complications during the surgical-anesthetic act. After the procedure, the patient remained intubated and mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit. Airway management in patients with Ludwig's angina remains challenging. The choice of the safest technique should be based on clinical signs, technical conditions available, and the urgent need to preserve the patient's life. Copyright © 2015 Sociedade Brasileira de Anestesiologia. Publicado por Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  9. Interaction between cigarettes and propranolol in treatment of angina pectoris.

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    Fox, K; Jonathan, A; Williams, H; Selwyn, A

    1980-07-19

    To determine whether cigarette smoking interferes with the medical management of angina pectoris, 10 patients with angina pectoris who smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day were studied before, during, and after a standardised maximal exercise test. This was done at the end of four randomly allocated one-week treatment periods during which the patients took glyceryl trinitrate while not smoking, took glyceryl trinitrate while smoking, took glycerly trinitrate and propranolol (380 mg/day) while not smoking, and took glyceryl trinitrate and propranolol while smoking. Carboxyhaemoglobin was measured to ensure compliance. Smoking was associated with a significantly higher heart rate, blood pressure, number of positions with ST-segment depression, and total ST-segment depression after exercise than non-smoking (p < 0.01) whether or not the patients were taking propranolol. These results suggest that smoking aggravates the simple haemodynamic variables used to assess myocardial oxygen requirements and the exercise-induced precordial electrocardiographic signs of myocardial ischaemia. These effects were still evident after treatment with propranolol and represent a hindrance to the effective medical treatment of angina pectoris.

  10. Update on ranolazine in the management of angina

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    Codolosa, J Nicolás; Acharjee, Subroto; Figueredo, Vincent M

    2014-01-01

    Mortality rates attributable to coronary heart disease have declined in recent years, possibly related to changes in clinical presentation patterns and use of proven secondary prevention strategies. Chronic stable angina (CSA) remains prevalent, and the goal of treatment is control of symptoms and reduction in cardiovascular events. Ranolazine is a selective inhibitor of the late sodium current in myocytes with anti-ischemic and metabolic properties. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for use in patients with CSA. Multiple, randomized, placebo-controlled trials have shown that ranolazine improves functional capacity and decreases anginal episodes in CSA patients, despite a lack of a significant hemodynamic effect. Ranolazine did not improve cardiovascular mortality or affect incidence of myocardial infarction in the MERLIN (Metabolic Efficiency with Ranolazine for Less Ischemia in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome)-TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) 36 trial, but significantly decreased the incidence of recurrent angina. More recently, ranolazine has been shown to have beneficial and potent antiarrhythmic effects, both on supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, largely due to its inhibition of the late sodium current. Randomized controlled trials testing these effects are underway. Lastly, ranolazine appears to be cost-effective due to its ability to decrease angina-related hospitalizations and improve quality of life. PMID:25028555

  11. [Angina-like chest pain and exertional esophageal ph monitoring].

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    Romand, F; Vincent, E; Potier, V; Claudel, N; Galoo, E; Desbaumes, J

    1999-03-01

    Spontaneous chest pain attacks are uncommon during 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring in patients suffering from angina-like chest pain suspected to be acid-related. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of exertional esophageal pH monitoring and to prove that exercise testing induces chest pain and gastro-esophageal reflux and therefore improves symptomatic correlation study. Forty three patients suffering from angina-like chest pain underwent treadmill exercise testing during a 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. Symptom analysis was made using the symptom-association probability described by Weusten. During the 24-hour pH monitoring, 10 patients (23%) had a pathologic esophageal acid exposure, 20 (46%) experienced chest pain and 3 (7%) had a symptom association probability > 95%. During the exercise testing on a treadmill, 19 patients (44%) had gastro-esophageal reflux, and 14 (32%) experienced chest pain, coinciding with a gastro-esophageal reflux in 8 (19%). After exercise testing, the symptom-association probability analysis was significantly changed in 9 patients (21%), > 95% in 6 patients (14%). Exercise testing on a treadmill induces chest pain episodes during a 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring and therefore improves symptomatic correlation study in patients suffering from angina-like chest pain.

  12. Serum Metabolomics Profiling to Identify Biomarkers for Unstable Angina

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    Wei Yao

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Although statistical evidence is clear regarding the dangerousness of unstable angina (UA, a form of coronary heart disease (CHD characterised by high mortality and morbidity globally, it is important to recognise that diagnostic precision for the condition is unfavourable. In the present research, to gain insight into candidate biomarkers, the author draws on 1H NMR-based serum metabolic profiling to analyze the unstable angina pectoris (UAP metabolic signatures; this constitutes an effective way to produce medical diagnosis. 101 unstable angina pectoris patients and 132 healthy controls were enrolled and 22 serum samples from each group were analyzed. Effective separation was noted regarding the UAP and control groups, and, for the former group considered in relation to their counterpart, the serum concentrations of Lac, m-I, lipid, VLDL, 3-HB, and LDL were higher whereas the concentrations of Thr, Cr, Cho, PC/GPC, Glu, Gln, Lys, HDL, Ile, Leu, and Val were lower. The conclusion drawn in view of the results is that the plasma metabolomics examined by 1H NMR displayed promise for biomarker identification for UA. In addition to this, the analysis illuminated the metabolic processes of UA.

  13. Serum Metabolomics Profiling to Identify Biomarkers for Unstable Angina.

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    Yao, Wei; Gao, Yuxia; Wan, Zheng

    2017-01-01

    Although statistical evidence is clear regarding the dangerousness of unstable angina (UA), a form of coronary heart disease (CHD) characterised by high mortality and morbidity globally, it is important to recognise that diagnostic precision for the condition is unfavourable. In the present research, to gain insight into candidate biomarkers, the author draws on (1)H NMR-based serum metabolic profiling to analyze the unstable angina pectoris (UAP) metabolic signatures; this constitutes an effective way to produce medical diagnosis. 101 unstable angina pectoris patients and 132 healthy controls were enrolled and 22 serum samples from each group were analyzed. Effective separation was noted regarding the UAP and control groups, and, for the former group considered in relation to their counterpart, the serum concentrations of Lac, m-I, lipid, VLDL, 3-HB, and LDL were higher whereas the concentrations of Thr, Cr, Cho, PC/GPC, Glu, Gln, Lys, HDL, Ile, Leu, and Val were lower. The conclusion drawn in view of the results is that the plasma metabolomics examined by (1)H NMR displayed promise for biomarker identification for UA. In addition to this, the analysis illuminated the metabolic processes of UA.

  14. [Optimal Diagnostics and Therapy for Microvascular Angina Pectoris].

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    Ong, Peter; Sechtem, Udo

    2017-10-01

    Patients with microvascular angina are characterized by angina pectoris with proof of myocardial ischemia in the absence of any relevant epicardial stenosis and without myocardial disease (type 1 coronary microvascular dysfunction according to Crea and Camici). Structural and functional alterations of the coronary microvessels (diameter < 500 µm) are the reason for this phenomenon. Frequently such alterations are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with angina pectoris without epicardial stenoses represent for 10 - 50 % of all patients undergoing coronary angiography depending on the clinical presentation. Diagnostic approaches include non-invasive (e. g. combination of coronary CT-angiography and positron emission tomography/echo Doppler-based coronary flow reserve measurements) as well as invasive procedures (coronary flow reserve measurements in response to adenosine, intracoronary acetylcholine testing). Pharmacological treatment of these patients is often challenging and should be based on the characterization of the underlying mechanisms. Moreover, strict risk factor control and individually titrated combinations of antianginal substances (e. g. beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ranolazine, ivabradine etc.) are recommended. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  15. The sensitivity of the symptom angina pectoris as a marker of transient myocardial ischaemia in chronic stable angina pectoris

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    Egstrup, K

    1987-01-01

    was studied with and without antianginal medication. Overall, 195 episodes of angina were noted, only 94 of which (48%) were accompanied by ST segment depression. Pain and ST segment changes were best correlated in patients with a positive exercise test, positive angiography and who were not receiving...... with a history of chronic stable angina pectoris, positive exercise test and/or positive coronary angiography, and a correlation was made between the episodes of chest pain and ST segment change. The patients were grouped according to the results of exercise testing and coronary arteriography, and one group...... antianginal medication. In 101 episodes of chest pain, ST segment change could not be identified; in 18 (18%) there was sinus tachycardia, in 12 (12%) ventricular premature beats, and in 71 (70%) sinus rhythm solely. Thus, anginal pain appears not to be the reliable indicator of transient myocardial ischaemia...

  16. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw complicated by Ludwig's angina

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    Rong-Hsin Yang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Ludwig's angina is a life-threatening cellulitis that involves the submandibular and sublingual spaces. It often occurs after an infection of the roots of the teeth. However, modern dental care and use of antibiotics for oral infections have made Ludwig's angina rare. We present here a cancer patient exhibiting the sequential features of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw on bone scan complicating with Ludwig's angina. This report highlights the need for medical practitioners to be alert to these rare combinations in the compromised patient after bisphosphonate therapy. To the best of our knowledge, no case of Ludwig's angina secondary to osteonecrosis of the jaw has been reported.

  17. A comparison of the illness beliefs of people with angina and their peers: a questionnaire study

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    Bull Peter

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background What people believe about their illness may affect how they cope with it. It has been suggested that such beliefs stem from those commonly held within society . This study compared the beliefs held by people with angina, regarding causation and coping in angina, with the beliefs of their friends who do not suffer from angina. Methods Postal survey using the York Angina Beliefs Questionnaire (version 1, which elicits stress attributions and misconceived beliefs about causation and coping. This was administered to 164 people with angina and their non-cohabiting friends matched for age and sex. 132 people with angina and 94 friends completed the questionnaire. Results Peers are more likely than people with angina to believe that angina is caused by a worn out heart (p Conclusions The beliefs of the peer group about causation and coping in angina run counter to professional advice. Over time this may contribute to a reduction in patient concordance with risk factor reduction, and may help to create cardiac invalids.

  18. How Cardiologists Present the Benefits of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions to Patients With Stable Angina

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    Goff, Sarah L.; Mazor, Kathleen M.; Ting, Henry H.; Kleppel, Reva; Rothberg, Michael B.

    2015-01-01

    Importance Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) attribute greater benefit to percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) than indicated in clinical trials. Little is known about how cardiologists' presentation of the benefits and risks may influence patients' perceptions. Objectives To broadly describe the content of discussions between patients and cardiologists regarding angiogram and PCI for stable CAD, and to describe elements that may affect patients' understanding. Design, Setting, and Participants Qualitative content analysis of encounters between cardiologists and patients with stable CAD who participated in the Verilogue Point-of-Practice Database between March 1, 2008, and August 31, 2012. Transcripts in which angiogram and PCI were discussed were retrieved from the database. Patients were aged 44 to 88 years (median, 64 years); 25% were women; 50% reported symptoms of angina; and 6% were taking more than 1 medication to treat angina. Main Outcomes and Measures Results of conventional and directed qualitative content analysis. Results Forty encounters were analyzed. Five major categories and subcategories of factors that may affect patients' understanding of benefit were identified: (1) rationale for recommending angiogram and PCI (eg, stress test results, symptoms, and cardiologist's preferences); (2) discussion of benefits (eg, accurate discussion of benefit [5%], explicitly overstated benefit [13%], and implicitly overstated benefit [35%]); (3) discussion of risks (eg, minimization of risk); (4) cardiologist's communication style (eg, humor, teach-back, message framing, and failure to respond to patient questions); and (5) patient and family member contributions to the discussion. Conclusions and Relevance Few cardiologists discussed the evidence-based benefits of angiogram and PCI for stable CAD, and some implicitly or explicitly overstated the benefits. The etiology of patient misunderstanding is likely multifactorial, but if future

  19. Outcome of patients with diabetes and unstable angina. A subgroup analysis in the Spanish Multicentre Trial of trifusal in unstable angina. Grupo de Estudio del Trifusal en la Angina Inestable.

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    García-Rubira, J C; Cruz, J M; López, V; Plaza, L; Navas, J C

    1994-09-01

    We analyzed the clinical characteristics of the 58 diabetic and 218 nondiabetic patients enrolled in the Spanish multicentre trial of trifusal in unstable angina. After 6 months of follow-up, 25 suffered from myocardial infarction or death, 10 of which were diabetics (17.2%) and 15 nondiabetics (6.9%) (P = 0.0146). This difference remained significant after multivariate analysis. We conclude that diabetes is an independent predictor of adverse outcome in patients with medically treated unstable angina.

  20. Warfarin induced sublingual hematoma: a Ludwig angina mimic.

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    Pathak, Ranjan; Supplee, Suzanne; Aryal, Madan Raj; Karmacharya, Paras

    2015-01-01

    Sublingual hematoma is a rare but life-threatening complication of oral anticoagulants. It is important to differentiate this from infectious processes like Ludwig's angina. Securing the airway should be a priority and immediate reversal of anticoagulation with close monitoring is required. We present a case of sublingual hematoma secondary to warfarin therapy without airway compromise which was managed conservatively with reversal of INR with oral vitamin K. Although rare, it is crucial to differentiate sublingual hematomas from infectious processes. Reversal of anticoagulation with low threshold for artificial airway placement in the event of airway compromise is the treatment of choice. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Selection of medical treatment in stable angina pectoris

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    Ardissino, D; Savonitto, S; Egstrup, K

    1995-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The present study was designed to investigate which characteristics of anginal symptoms or exercise test results could predict the favorable anti-ischemic effect of the beta-adrenergic blocking agent metoprolol and the calcium antagonist nifedipine in patients with stable angina......, the patients were randomly allocated to double-blind treatment for 6 weeks with either metoprolol (Controlled Release, 200 mg once daily) or nifedipine (Retard, 20 mg twice daily) according to a parallel group design. At the end of this period, exercise tests were repeated 1 to 4 h after drug intake. RESULTS...

  2. Coronary Spastic Angina Induced after Oral Desmopressin (DDAVP) Administration.

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    Adachi, Yusuke; Sakakura, Kenichi; Akashi, Naoyuki; Wada, Hiroshi; Momomura, Shin-Ichi; Fujita, Hideo

    A 60-year-old man was prescribed oral desmopressin (1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin acetate trihydrate; DDAVP) for nocturnal polyuria. One week after starting to take desmopressin, he frequently felt chest pain while resting. Coronary angiography revealed no organic stenosis; however, an acetylcholine provocation test showed severe coronary spasm with ST elevation. He was diagnosed with coronary spastic angina, and we stopped the oral desmopressin and added diltiazem. While DDAVP should dilate the coronary vessels in healthy subjects, it may provoke coronary vasospasm in patients with endothelial dysfunction. We should be careful to avoid triggering coronary spasm when administering DDAVP to patients that may have potential endothelial dysfunction.

  3. Ludwig's angina: report of a case and review of management issues.

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    Barakate, M S; Jensen, M J; Hemli, J M; Graham, A R

    2001-05-01

    Ludwig's angina, although uncommon, remains a potentially life-threatening condition because of the risk of impending airway obstruction. Effective treatment is based on early recognition of the clinical process, with the appropriate use of parenteral antibiotics, airway protection techniques, and formal surgical drainage of the infection. We present a case of Ludwig's angina together with a brief review of the relevant literature.

  4. Necrotizing fasciitis in association with Ludwig’s angina – A case report

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    Kavarodi, A.M.

    2011-01-01

    A 28 year old male diabetic patient developed Ludwig’s angina which subsequently evolved into cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis. The differential characteristic of Ludwig’s angina and cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis, as it relates to this rare presentation is discussed. The clinical and radiological features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and the management that resulted in a successful outcome are presented. PMID:24151421

  5. Necrotizing fasciitis in association with Ludwig’s angina – A case report

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    Kavarodi, A.M.

    2011-01-01

    A 28 year old male diabetic patient developed Ludwig’s angina which subsequently evolved into cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis. The differential characteristic of Ludwig’s angina and cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis, as it relates to this rare presentation is discussed. The clinical and radiological features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and the management that resulted in a successful outcome are presented.

  6. Management of Ludwig's angina in pregnancy: a review of 10 cases ...

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    Background: Ludwig's angina is a rapidly spreading cellulitis that may produce upper airway obstruction often leading to death. Aim: The present paper reviews the management of Ludwig's angina in the third trimester of pregnancy. The inherent dangers to the mother and her unborn child are highlighted. Materials and ...

  7. Muscle Fibre Types, Ubiquinone Content and Exercise Capacity in Hypertension and Effort Angina

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    Karlsson, Jan; Diamant, Bertil; Folkers, Karl

    1991-01-01

    Farmakologi, hypertension, IHD, skeletal muscle fibre composition, muscle coenzyme Q10, ischaemic heart disease, effort angina, muscle fibre lesion, muscle ubiquinone......Farmakologi, hypertension, IHD, skeletal muscle fibre composition, muscle coenzyme Q10, ischaemic heart disease, effort angina, muscle fibre lesion, muscle ubiquinone...

  8. Angiographic findings in patients with refractory unstable angina according to troponin T status

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    C. Heeschen (Christopher); C.W. Hamm (Christian); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); M.J.B.M. van den Brand (Marcel)

    1999-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: The CAPTURE (C7E3 fab AntiPlatelet Therapy in Unstable REfactory angina) trial enrolled patients with refractory unstable angina and documented a therapeutic benefit for abciximab, a platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist, that was particularly

  9. Angina crónica estable. Consideraciones actuales

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La angina de pecho crónica estable es un síndrome clínico caracterizado por dolor o malestar precordial secundario a isquemia miocárdica y sin características clínicas de inestabilidad. El debate actual sobre esta entidad clínica incluye tres aspectos fundamentales: diagnóstico, prevalencia e impacto socioeconómico, y tratamiento médico frente a revascularización miocárdica. En los últimos cuatro años se han dado a conocer los resultados de varios estudios multicéntricos de gran importancia que compararon tratamiento médico con revascularización miocárdica y cirugía de revascularización frente a intervención coronaria percutánea; además, han mejorado las técnicas de revascularización y existe abundante información sobre la eficacia de nuevos fármacos antiisquémicos. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo hacer una revisión de los aspectos actuales más importantes relacionados con la angina de pecho estable y su tratamiento, publicados en la literatura especializada.

  10. Coronary microvascular dysfunction, microvascular angina, and treatment strategies.

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    Marinescu, Mark A; Löffler, Adrián I; Ouellette, Michelle; Smith, Lavone; Kramer, Christopher M; Bourque, Jamieson M

    2015-02-01

    Angina without coronary artery disease (CAD) has substantial morbidity and is present in 10% to 30% of patients undergoing angiography. Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is present in 50% to 65% of these patients. The optimal treatment of this cohort is undefined. We performed a systematic review to evaluate treatment strategies for objectively-defined CMD in the absence of CAD. We included studies assessing therapy in human subjects with angina and coronary flow reserve or myocardial perfusion reserve coronary artery stenosis ≥50% or structural heart disease. Only 8 papers met the strict inclusion criteria. The papers were heterogeneous, using different treatments, endpoints, and definitions of CMD. The small sample sizes severely limit the power of these studies, with an average of 11 patients per analysis. Studies evaluating sildenafil, quinapril, estrogen, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation application demonstrated benefits in their respective endpoints. No benefit was found with L-arginine, doxazosin, pravastatin, and diltiazem. Our systematic review highlights that there is little data to support therapies for CMD. We assess the data meeting rigorous inclusion criteria and review the related but excluded published data. We additionally describe the next steps needed to address this research gap, including a standardized definition of CMD, routine assessment of CMD in studies of chest pain without obstructive CAD, and specific therapy assessment in the population with confirmed CMD. Copyright © 2015 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. A case of relapsing polychondritis mimicking Ludwig’s angina

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    Adnan Agha

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Relapsing polychondritis (RP is a severe progressive inflammatory condition involving cartilaginous structures and caused by an autoimmune process, for which there is no confirmatory serological biomarker and which still is diagnosed on a mainly clinical basis. RP has been associated with many diseases like Sweet’s syndrome, Behcet’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders. We attempt to describe here a unique case of a 38-year-old female with a high-grade fever, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness of the voice, and found to have signs of tongue swelling and inflammation of the oral cavity that mimicked Ludwig’s angina, necessitating antibiotic use. On careful re-evaluation the patient was diagnosed to have relapsing polychondritis based on auricular and respiratory tract chondritis and response to steroids. The purpose of this report is to emphasize the fact that careful clinical assessment is needed to diagnose RP, which may be misdiagnosed as Ludwig’s angina.

  12. [Significance of the fusospirillum complex (Plaut-Vincent angina)].

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    Van Cauwenberge, P

    1976-01-01

    The results are discussed of a retrospective study of 126 patients by whom an excess of the fusospirochaetal complex was found by direct microscopic examination of tonsillar material. These bacteria are not only found in unilateral ulcero-necrotic tonsillitis, but also in different other tonsillar and general diseases. Vincent's angina appears almost exclusively in young persons, aged from 16 to 25 years; in the adolescence (16-20 years) it forms about 40% of all cases of acute tonsillitis. The fusospirochaetal complex is also often found in chronic tonsillitis and even in morfologically normal tonsils, especially in patients with general diseases like rheumatic arthritis. In one third of the patients with infectious mononucleosis, the complex is present in the tonsillar lesions. The occurrence of Vincent's angina is double as high in women than in men. From our assessments we can conclude that the fusospirochaetal complex has a very low pathogenity, and that it only can grow in patients with a reduced local or general resistance, even without causing local lesions.

  13. Angina monocitica con sovrainfezione da Prevotella denticola: caso clinico

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    Maria Teresa Allù

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Monocytic angina with superinfection of Prevotella denticola: clinical case Monocytic angina is a clinical sindrome caused by Epstein-Barr virus characterized by fever, pharyngitis, exudative tonsillitis, swollen lymphoglands, splenomegaly and hepatomegaly.The inflamed pharynx and necrotic tonsils of infectious mononucleosis are subject to bacterial superinfection initially or during the course of the illness; the reduced PO2 tension and low oxidation-reduction potential that prevail in a vascular and necrotic tissues favour the growth of anaerobes. In this article we reported the clinical case of a ten years old children, who presented fever and tonsillopharyngitis; he was treated with cefotaxime and piperacillin, he did not improve in health. He was admitted to hospital (Department of Otorhinolaryngology. The patient was treated with aminoglycoside (tobramycin, piperacillin and cortisone; the clinical situation deteriorated. Pus sample was collected from the tonsils and cultured. Isolated strain from culture anaerobic was identified biochemically (Rapid-ID32ANA.The microorganism isolated was: Prevotella denticola (oral anaerobic gram-negative rods; β-lactamase production was tested by using the chromogenic cephalosporin disk test.The susceptibility to antibiotics was performed according to NCCLS recommendations. Prevotella denticola (β-lactamase production was resistant to penicillin, cefoxitin, cefotetan, piperacillin, clindamycin and metronidazole it was susceptible to piperacillin-tazobactam, amoxicillin-clavulanate, ticarcillin-clavulanate, imipenem and chloramphenicol. Children was treated with piperacillin-tazobactam, with rapid symptomatic relief.

  14. [Is coronary artery spasm a disease specific to women?

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    Halna du Fretay, X; Bouzid, M A; Blanchard-Lemoine, B; Benamer, H

    2016-12-01

    Vasospastic angina is considered rare in Europe but with a prevalence probably underestimated and affects preferentially men in published studies, mostly involving Asian populations. Vasospastic angina in the female population have specificities in terms of pathophysiology, clinical presentation and prognosis, as well as diagnostic strategies currently recommended, that we describe from a clinical case. Although known for over 50years, vasospastic angina remains a disease still insufficiently researched, probably even less in women. This form of angina must not however be forgotten, and the appropriate diagnostic strategy must be known and used to improve prognosis. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. Effects of neuropeptide Y on coronary artery vasomotion in patients with microvascular angina.

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    Rosano, Giuseppe M C; Tousoulis, Dimitris; McFadden, Eugene; Clarke, John; Davies, Graham J; Kaski, Juan Carlos

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    Patients with microvascular angina (exertional angina, positive exercise tests and normal coronary arteriograms) usually have a reduced coronary blood flow reserve. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a potent endogenous vasoconstrictor involved in modulation of coronary vasomotor tone and may play a role in microvascular angina. We compared the effects of NPY (0.2-1.0pmol/kg, intracoronary) on the vasomotor response of proximal and distal segments of the coronary arteries in 7 patients with microvascular angina, 9 with chronic stable angina, and 9 control individuals. The coronary response to the administration of ergonovine was also assessed in 9 other patients with microvascular angina. Computerized coronary artery diameter measurements were carried out before (baseline) and after the administration of the vasoactive agents. Mean baseline coronary lumen diameters were similar in control, microvascular angina, and coronary artery disease patients. NPY constricted proximal coronary segments by 8±2%, 5±2% and 6±3% and distal segments by 14±2%, 11±2% and 10±2% in control, microvascular angina, and coronary artery disease patients, respectively (p=NS between groups). In patients with microvascular angina, ergonovine constricted proximal coronary segments by 7±1.5% and distal segments by 12.5±3% (p=NS vs. NPY). During NPY administration four microvascular angina patients developed chest pain, ST segment depression, and a marked lengthening of the contrast medium run off, in the absence of epicardial coronary artery spasm. Control individuals and coronary artery disease patients did not experience chest pain, ST segment shifts, or lengthening of the run off during NPY administration. Ergonovine administration caused chest pain and lengthening of the contrast run-off, in the absence of epicardial coronary artery spasm, in one microvascular angina patient. Exogenous NPY causes mild epicardial coronary artery constriction which is similar in patients with non-cardiac chest

  16. Meta-analysis of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of stable angina pectoris.

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    Zhang, Ze; Chen, Min; Zhang, Li; Zhang, Zhe; Wu, Wensheng; Liu, Jun; Yan, Jun; Yang, Guanlin

    2015-01-01

    Angina pectoris is a common symptom imperiling patients' life quality. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for stable angina pectoris. Clinical randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the efficacy of acupuncture to conventional drugs in patients with stable angina pectoris were searched using the following database of PubMed, Medline, Wanfang and CNKI. Overall odds ratio (ORs) and weighted mean difference (MD) with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated by using fixed- or random-effect models depending on the heterogeneity of the included trials. Total 8 RCTs, including 640 angina pectoris cases with 372 patients received acupuncture therapy and 268 patients received conventional drugs, were included. Overall, our result showed that acupuncture significantly increased the clinical curative effects in the relief of angina symptoms (OR=2.89, 95% CI=1.87-4.47, Pacupuncture therapy was superior to conventional drugs. Although there was no significant difference in overall effective rate relating reduction of nitroglycerin between two groups (OR=2.13, 95% CI=0.90-5.07, P=0.09), a significant reduction on nitroglycerin consumption in acupuncture group was found (MD=-0.44, 95% CI=-0.64, -0.24, Pacupuncture therapy than for traditional medicines (MD=2.44, 95% CI=1.64-3.24, Pacupuncture therapy were found. Acupuncture may be an effective therapy for stable angina pectoris. More clinical trials are needed to systematically assess the role of acupuncture in angina pectoris.

  17. Persistent and selective upregulation of renin-angiotensin system in circulating T lymphocytes in unstable angina.

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    Coppo, Mirella; Bandinelli, Manuela; Chiostri, Marco; Poggesi, Loredana; Boddi, Maria

    2017-01-01

    Unstable angina is associated with an acute systemic inflammatory reaction and circulating T lymphocytes are activated. We investigated whether in unstable angina with marked immune system activation a selective upregulation of the circulating T-cell renin-angiotensin system, modulated by angiotensin II, could occur. We studied 13 unstable angina patients, 10 patients with stable angina and 10 healthy subjects. After T-lymphocyte isolation, mRNAs for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1-R) were quantified at baseline and after angiotensin II stimulation. ACE activity in cell pellet and supernatant and angiotensin II cell content were measured. Plasma renin activity was similar in controls, stable and unstable angina patients. At baseline ACE and AT1-R mRNA levels were higher ( Prenin-angiotensin system from unstable angina patients was selectively upregulated. In vivo unstable angina T cells could locally increase angiotensin II concentration in tissues where they migrate independently of the circulating renin-angiotensin system.

  18. Ludwig's angina: an uncommon cause of chest pain.

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    Ocasio-Tascón, María Elena; Martínez, Miriam; Cedeño, Arturo; Torres-Palacios, Alfonso; Alicea, Edwin; Rodríguez-Cintrón, William

    2005-05-01

    A 71-year-old male with coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tobacco and opioid dependence came to the emergency room complaining of one episode of retrosternal chest pain oppressive in nature of one day of evolution. He had acute respiratory distress and required mechanical ventilation. The initial impression was myocardial ischemia, but electrocardiography and cardiac enzymes ruled it out. During the following hours, neck and tongue edema developed. He was started on broad-spectrum antibiotics empirically. Neck computed tomography scan revealed a left parapharyngeal and submandibular abscess. The abscess was drained. The source of infection was found on the second molar of the left lower jaw. The patient improved and was successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation. Despite advances in therapy, Ludwig's angina remains a potentially lethal infection in which early recognition plays a crucial role.

  19. Ludwig's Angina in Pregnancy Necessitating Pre Mature Delivery.

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    Kamath, Abhay Taranath; Bhagania, Manish Kumar; Balakrishna, R; Sevagur, Ganesh Kamath; Amar, R

    2015-03-01

    Ludwig's angina is a potentially life threatening disease that can arise from odontogenic infections if they are not attended well in advance. Its incidence in pregnancy is rare, but has been reported. Pregnancy is associated with complex physiological changes in the body which can make small dental infections assume grave proportions if not treated appropriately. This article presents a case of a 24 year old, 32 week pregnant lady who reported with swelling around the jaws and neck, difficulty in breathing and swallowing since 2 days. She had to be taken up for pre-term delivery to avoid damage to foetus. Subsequently she underwent multiple debridement of the cellulitis affecting the deep neck spaces and superior mediastinum. Surgical debridement and intravenous antibiotics along with adequate hydration improved the health of the patient before she was discharged.

  20. [Ludwig angina: a disease of the past century. Case report].

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    Doldo, G; Albanese, I; Macheda, S; Caminiti, G

    2001-11-01

    The case of a patient with Ludwig's angina, diffuse inflammation of the submandibular and sublingual spaces, a rare but life threatening disease, is described. This disorder can develop almost always as a complication of the dental infection. Causative bacteria include many Gram-negative, anaerobic organisms, streptococci and staphylococci. The potential for rapid respiratory obstruction is the greatest concern. Other serious complications include sepsis, mediastinitis, pleural empidema, pericarditis, pericardial tamponade. A cervico thoracic CT-scan and neck RNM, were performed to determine the extent of the inflammatory lesion. Treatment consists of ensuring adequate ventilation, with tracheostomy, broad spectrum antibiotic therapy and surgical drainage of the source of infection. The patient recovered without complications.

  1. Effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris

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    Ballegaard, Søren; Pedersen, F; Pietersen, A

    1990-01-01

    In order to evaluate the effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris, 49 patients were randomized to either genuine or sham acupuncture. In sham acupuncture needles were inserted into points within the same spinal segment as in genuine acupuncture, but outside the Chinese meridian...... system. The effect was evaluated from exercise tests, anginal attack rate and nitroglycerin consumption. There were no significant differences between the effects of genuine and sham acupuncture either on exercise test variables or on subjective variables. In patients receiving genuine acupuncture...... there was a significant increase in exercise tolerance (median 9%) and in delay of onset to pain (median 10%). No significant changes were observed in patients receiving sham acupuncture. Within both groups there was a median reduction of 50% in anginal attack rate and nitroglycerin consumption...

  2. An Unusual Case of Suspected Microvascular Angina in a Newborn

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    Stefania Cataldo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Myocardial ischemia in pediatric population is uncommon and usually due to congenital heart disease or extracardiac conditions leading to poor coronary perfusion. A 6-day-old newborn presented with respiratory distress and signs of heart failure. ECG, echocardiography, and laboratory results were consistent with myocardial ischemia. Coronary angiography was performed to exclude anomalous origin of coronary arteries, showing normal coronary artery origin and course. Thrombophilia and extra-cardiac causes were ruled out. Clinical conditions improved with mechanical ventilation and diuretics, enzyme levels lowered, repolarisation and systolic function abnormalities regressed, but ischemic electrocardiographic and echocardiographic signs still presented during intense crying. Becaues of suspicion of microvascular angina, therapy with ASA and beta-blocker was started. At 5 month followup, the baby was in good clinical condition and no more episodes were recorded. We believe it is an interesting case, as no similar cases have been recorded till now.

  3. Invaliderende angina pectoris behandlet med elektrisk rygmarvsstimulation (ERS)

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    Andersen, C; Clemensen, S E; Henneberg, S W

    1992-01-01

    Thirty patients who had severe incapacitating angina pectoris which had not reacted to the conventional therapeutic measures and which required massive daily opioid consumption were treated with electrical spinal cord stimulation (SCS) by means of a completely implantable stimulation system. The ...... of the electrode could easily be compensated for via the external programming equipment. This investigation reveals that SCS is a good therapeutic alternative for this selected patient category........ The therapeutic effect was good in 87% of the patients who experienced considerably reduced frequency of attacks and markedly reduced opioid consumption (p less than 0.00005). Nine of the patients could reduce opioid consumption and 14 out of 27 could cease their otherwise daily opioid consumption. In four...

  4. Pulmonary artery dilatation: an overlooked mechanism for angina pectoris.

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    Ginghina, Carmen; Popescu, Bogdan A; Enache, Roxana; Ungureanu, Catalina; Deleanu, Dan; Platon, Pavel

    2008-07-01

    Dilatation of the pulmonary artery may lead to the compression of adjacent structures. Of those, the extrinsic compression of the left main coronary artery is the most worrisome. We present the case of a 48-year-old woman who was diagnosed with pulmonary artery dilatation due to severe, thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. She also had angina and coronary angiography revealed a 70% ostial stenosis of the left main coronary artery. The presence of this isolated lesion in a young woman without risk factors for atherosclerosis suggests extrinsic compression of the left main coronary artery by the dilated pulmonary artery as the likely mechanism. The patient underwent direct stenting of the left main coronary stenosis with a good result.

  5. Ludwig's angina in the pediatric population: report of a case and review of the literature.

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    Britt, J C; Josephson, G D; Gross, C W

    2000-01-30

    Ludwig's angina is a rapidly progressing cellulitis involving the submandibular neck space. It is characterized by brawny induration of the submental region and floor of mouth, bearing the potential for rapid airway obstruction. Airway management, antibiotics, and judicious surgical intervention are the mainstays of successful therapy. We present a case of Ludwig's angina in a 5-year-old child and offer a meta-analysis of pediatric cases of Ludwig's angina described in the literature over the past 30 years. The presentation, etiology, management, and potential complications of this disorder in the pediatric population are discussed.

  6. Efficacy of anipamil, a phenylalkylamine calcium antagonist, in treatment of angina pectoris

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    Sørum, C; Larsen, C T; Rasmussen, Verner

    1994-01-01

    with > or = 0.1-mV horizontal or downsloping ST-segment depression limited by angina, and (c) at least 10 attacks of angina pectoris in a single-blind 3-week run-in period. Nineteen patients were randomized to enter the study. In 3-week periods, they received either anipamil 80 mg once daily (o.d.), anipamil...... 160 mg o.d., or placebo. At the end of each period, an exercise test was performed. The number of angina pectoris attacks was significantly reduced during treatment with anipamil 80 mg (p ... reduced during treatment with anipamil 80 mg (p Heart rate (HR) at 0...

  7. The prognostic significance of angina pectoris experienced during the first month following acute myocardial infarction

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    Jespersen, C M

    1997-01-01

    on study treatment 1 month after discharge. Of these patients, 311 (39%) reported chest pain during the first month following discharge. RESULTS: Patients with angina pectoris had a significantly increased risk of reinfarction [hazard 1.71; 95%-confidence limit (CL): 1.09, 2.69] and increased mortality......BACKGROUND: Angina pectoris accompanied by transient ST-segment changes during the in-hospital phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a well established marker of subsequent cardiac death and reinfarction. HYPOTHESIS: This study was undertaken to record the prognostic significance of angina...

  8. Evaluating Symptoms to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Stable Angina

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    Jeffrey W. Young

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Chronic stable angina (CSA is a significant problem in the United States that can negatively impact patient quality of life (QoL. An accurate assessment of the severity of a patient’s angina, the impact on their functional status, and their risk of cardiovascular complications is key to successful treatment of CSA. Active communication between the patient and their healthcare provider is necessary to ensure that patients receive optimal therapy. Healthcare providers should be aware of atypical symptoms of CSA in their patients, as patients may continue to suffer from angina despite the availability of multiple therapies. Patient questionnaires and symptom checklists can help patients communicate proactively with their healthcare providers. This paper discusses the prevalence of CSA, its impact on QoL, and the tools that healthcare providers can use to assess the severity of their patients’ angina and the impact on QoL.

  9. [Clinical trial by perexiline maleate in treatment of angina pectoris (author's transl)].

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    Corsini, G; Correale, E; Oriani, G; Persico, S; Tritto, C

    1975-01-01

    A controlled double blind clinical trial has been conducted in 16 patients with "angina pectoris" in order to investigate the effect of Perexiline maleate as compared with prenilamine. Perexiline at the dose of 400 mg/die and prenilamine at the dose of 120 mg/die have been administered over a period of 4 weeks each. Between these periods placebo has been administered for two weeks. The number of attacks of angina and the number of tablets of nitroglycerine used per week by the patient during each period has been used for the evaluation. Furthermore ECG at rest and after exercise has been performed every two weeks. Our results statistically evaluated show a definite antianginal effect of Perexiline. According to our experience Perexiline should be considered the drug of choise in the treatment of angina complicated by bradicardia, left ventricular failure, bronchospasm, and in angina unresponsive to other drugs.

  10. Ventricular repolarization alterations in women with angina pectoris and suspected coronary microvascular dysfunction

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    Dose, Nynne; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Mygind, Naja Dam

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: CMD could be the explanation of angina pectoris with no obstructive CAD and may cause ventricular repolarization changes. We compared T-wave morphology and QTc interval in women with angina pectoris with a control group as well as the associations with CMD. METHODS: Women with angina...... pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease (n=138) and age-matched controls were compared in regard to QTc interval and morphology combination score (MCS) based on T-wave asymmetry, flatness and presence of T-wave notch. CMD was assessed as a coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) by transthoracic...... was attenuated after multivariable adjustment (p=0.08). CONCLUSION: This study suggests that women with angina pectoris have alterations in T-wave morphology as well as longer QTc interval compared with a reference population. CMD might be an explanation....

  11. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw complicated by Ludwig's angina.

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    Yang, Rong-Hsin; Shen, Shu-Huei; Li, Wing-Yin; Chu, Yum-Kung

    2015-01-01

    Ludwig's angina is a life-threatening cellulitis that involves the submandibular and sublingual spaces. It often occurs after an infection of the roots of the teeth. However, modern dental care and use of antibiotics for oral infections have made Ludwig's angina rare. We present here a cancer patient exhibiting the sequential features of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw on bone scan complicating with Ludwig's angina. This report highlights the need for medical practitioners to be alert to these rare combinations in the compromised patient after bisphosphonate therapy. To the best of our knowledge, no case of Ludwig's angina secondary to osteonecrosis of the jaw has been reported. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Taiwan.

  12. Ludwig's angina following herpetic gingivostomatitis in a toddler with tetralogy of Fallot.

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    Chen, Chih-Jung; Huang, Yhu-Chering; Lin, Tzou-Yien

    2004-04-01

    Ludwig's angina is a rare but potentially lethal cellulitis of the submandibular space that occurs most often in young adults with predisposing odontogenic infection. In contrast to adult cases, most children with Ludwig's angina have no initiating factor. We report a case of Ludwig's angina in a 15-month-old boy which developed after an episode of herpetic gingivostomatitis. Under close monitoring of respiratory status, the condition was successfully managed with antibiotic treatment. This case illustrates that Ludwig's angina can develop in association with herpetic gingivostomatitis, which is a common and usually self-limited disease in pediatric patients. Prompt recognition and aggressive management of this rare and severe secondary bacterial infection are the keys to avoiding unnecessary morbidity and mortality.

  13. Impact of pre-infarction angina on angiographic and echocardiographic outcomes in patients with acute ante

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    Ahmed El Missiri

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    Conclusions: For patients suffering from a first attack of acute anterior wall STEMI, pre-infarction angina is associated with a better Killip class at presentation, better TIMI flow grade after PPCI, less incidence of TMP 0 flow grade.

  14. Gender differences in the management and clinical outcome of stable angina

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    Daly, Caroline; Clemens, Felicity; Sendon, Jose L. Lopez

    2006-01-01

    Background- We sought to examine the impact of gender on the investigation and subsequent management of stable angina and to assess gender differences in clinical outcome at 1 year. Methods and Results- The Euro Heart Survey of Stable Angina enrolled patients with a clinical diagnosis of stable a...... likely to be revascularized. The observed bias is of particular concern in light of the adverse prognosis observed among women with stable angina and confirmed coronary disease......., 1.13 to 3.85), even after multivariable adjustment for age, abnormal ventricular function, severity of coronary disease, and diabetes. Conclusions- Significant gender bias has been identified in the use of investigations and evidence-based medical therapy in stable angina. Women were also less...

  15. Clinical relevance of rehospitalizations for unstable angina and unplanned revascularization following acute myocardial infarction

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    Shore, Supriya; Smolderen, K.G.E.; Spertus, John A.; Kennedy, Kevin F.; Jones, Philip G.; Zhao, Zhenxiang; Wang, Tracy Y.; Arnold, Suzanne V.

    2016-01-01

    Background Rehospitalizations following acute myocardial infarction for unplanned coronary revascularization and unstable angina (UA) are often included as parts of composite end points in clinical trials. Although clearly costly, the clinical relevance of these individual components has not been

  16. Dental Calculus Links Statistically to Angina Pectoris: 26-Year Observational Study.

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    Full Text Available Dental infections, such as periodontitis, associate with atherosclerosis and its complications. We studied a cohort followed-up since 1985 for incidence of angina pectoris with the hypothesis that calculus accumulation, proxy for poor oral hygiene, links to this symptom.In our Swedish prospective cohort study of 1676 randomly selected subjects followed-up for 26 years. In 1985 all subjects underwent clinical oral examination and answered a questionnaire assessing background variables such as socio-economic status and pack-years of smoking. By using data from the Center of Epidemiology, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden we analyzed the association of oral health parameters with the prevalence of in-hospital verified angina pectoris classified according to the WHO International Classification of Diseases, using descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis.Of the 1676 subjects, 51 (28 women/23 men had been diagnosed with angina pectoris at a mean age of 59.8 ± 2.9 years. No difference was observed in age and gender between patients with angina pectoris and subjects without. Neither was there any difference in education level and smoking habits (in pack years, Gingival index and Plaque index between the groups. Angina pectoris patients had significantly more often their first maxillary molar tooth extracted (d. 16 than the other subjects (p = 0.02. Patients also showed significantly higher dental calculus index values than the subjects without angina pectoris (p = 0.01. Multiple regression analysis showed odds ratio 2.21 (95% confidence interval 1.17-4.17 in the association between high calculus index and angina pectoris (p = 0.015.Our study hypothesis was confirmed by showing for the first time that high dental calculus score indeed associated with the incidence of angina pectoris in this cohort study.

  17. A fatal case of Ludwig's angina and mediastinitis caused by an unusual microorganism, Gemella morbillorum.

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    Sofianou, Danai; Peftoulidou, Maria; Manolis, Evangelos N; Sofianos, Efthimios; Tsakris, Athanassios

    2005-01-01

    We present a case of Ludwig's angina in a 48-y-old immunocompetent male caused by an unusual pathogen, Gemella morbillorum. The infection was complicated with mediastinitis and despite aggressive management of the disease the patient died after 12 d of hospitalization. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's angina caused by G. morbillorum and emphasizes that the disease remains a potentially lethal infection.

  18. Bedside ultrasound of the soft tissue of the face: a case of early Ludwig's angina.

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    Gaspari, Romolo J

    2006-10-01

    A case is reported of a 38-year-old man presenting with early Ludwig's angina. It is difficult to differentiate superficial from deep infections of the face and neck by physical examination alone. The diagnosis of this condition with bedside soft tissue ultrasound of the face is described. Ludwig's angina is an uncommon infection of the deep tissues of the face and neck that usually evolves from more superficial infections such as dental abscesses.

  19. Dental Calculus Links Statistically to Angina Pectoris: 26-Year Observational Study.

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    Söder, Birgitta; Meurman, Jukka H; Söder, Per-Östen

    2016-01-01

    Dental infections, such as periodontitis, associate with atherosclerosis and its complications. We studied a cohort followed-up since 1985 for incidence of angina pectoris with the hypothesis that calculus accumulation, proxy for poor oral hygiene, links to this symptom. In our Swedish prospective cohort study of 1676 randomly selected subjects followed-up for 26 years. In 1985 all subjects underwent clinical oral examination and answered a questionnaire assessing background variables such as socio-economic status and pack-years of smoking. By using data from the Center of Epidemiology, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden we analyzed the association of oral health parameters with the prevalence of in-hospital verified angina pectoris classified according to the WHO International Classification of Diseases, using descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis. Of the 1676 subjects, 51 (28 women/23 men) had been diagnosed with angina pectoris at a mean age of 59.8 ± 2.9 years. No difference was observed in age and gender between patients with angina pectoris and subjects without. Neither was there any difference in education level and smoking habits (in pack years), Gingival index and Plaque index between the groups. Angina pectoris patients had significantly more often their first maxillary molar tooth extracted (d. 16) than the other subjects (p = 0.02). Patients also showed significantly higher dental calculus index values than the subjects without angina pectoris (p = 0.01). Multiple regression analysis showed odds ratio 2.21 (95% confidence interval 1.17-4.17) in the association between high calculus index and angina pectoris (p = 0.015). Our study hypothesis was confirmed by showing for the first time that high dental calculus score indeed associated with the incidence of angina pectoris in this cohort study.

  20. [The prevalence of angina and cardiovascular risk factors in the different autonomous communities of Spain: the PANES Study. Prevalencia de Angina en España].

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    López-Bescós, L; Cosín, J; Elosua, R; Cabadés, A; de los Reyes, M; Arós, F; Diago, J L; Asín, E; Castro-Beiras, A; Marrugat, J

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    The study of angina prevalence has received little attention in the analysis of the dimension of coronary heart disease. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of angina and cardiovascular risk factors in the 45- to 74-year-old population of the different autonomous regions of Spain. A sample of 10,248 subjects was recruited. Sampling was stratified by gender and age groups (45-54, 55-64 and 65 to 74 years), and proportional to the population distribution of the different autonomous regions. A multistage sampling was performed, firstly 200 villages were randomly selected, secondly three different socio-economic household were chosen. Sample unit was neighbouring households. Rose questionnaire of angina and a structured questionnaire to collect socio-demographic and risk factor variables were administered. Angina prevalence in the 45- to 74-year-old Spanish population was 7.5%. The autonomous regions with the higher and lower prevalence were Baleares (11.4%) and Basque Country (3.1%), respectively. The Pearson correlation coefficient between angina prevalence and ischemic heart disease or cardiovascular disease mortality in men and women was 0.52 and 0.55, and 0.31 and 0.44, respectively. The self reported prevalence of hypertension, dyslipemia, diabetes and smoking was 31.1%, 24.2%, 14.3% and 34.6% respectively. Angina prevalence in Spain is similar to that of developed countries although significant differences were observed among the autonomous regions of Spain. These differences correlate with those observed in ischemic heart disease or cardiovascular mortality among them and are associated with the cardiovascular risk factors prevalence which also varies among communities.

  1. Combination therapy with metoprolol and nifedipine versus monotherapy in patients with stable angina pectoris. Results of the International Multicenter Angina Exercise (IMAGE) Study

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    Savonitto, S; Ardissiono, D; Egstrup, K

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate whether combination therapy with metoprolol and nifedipine provides a greater anti-ischemic effect than does monotherapy in individual patients with stable angina pectoris. BACKGROUND: Combination therapy with a beta-adrenergic blocking agent....... METHODS: Two hundred eighty patients with stable angina pectoris were enrolled in a double-blind trial in 25 European centers. Patients were randomized (week 0) to metoprolol (controlled release, 200 mg once daily) or nifedipine (Retard, 20 mg twice daily) for 6 weeks; placebo or the alternative drug...... 10, the groups randomized to combination therapy had a further increase in time to 1-mm ST segment depression (p

  2. Recent advances in the management of chronic stable angina II. Anti-ischemic therapy, options for refractory angina, risk factor reduction, and revascularization

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Richard KonesThe Cardiometabolic Research Institute, Houston, Texas, USAAbstract: The objectives in treating angina are relief of pain and prevention of disease ­progression through risk reduction. Mechanisms, indications, clinical forms, doses, and side effects of the traditional antianginal agents – nitrates, ß-blockers, and calcium channel ­blockers – are reviewed. A number of patients have contraindications or remain unrelieved from anginal discomfort with these drugs. Among newer alternatives, ranolazine, recently approved in the United States, indirectly prevents the intracellular calcium overload involved in cardiac ischemia and is a welcome addition to available treatments. None, however, are disease-modifying agents. Two options for refractory angina, enhanced external counterpulsation and spinal cord stimulation (SCS, are presented in detail. They are both well-studied and are effective means of treating at least some patients with this perplexing form of angina. Traditional modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD – smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, ­diabetes, and obesity – account for most of the population-attributable risk. Individual therapy of high-risk patients differs from population-wide efforts to prevent risk factors from appearing or reducing their severity, in order to lower the national burden of disease. Current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines to lower risk in patients with chronic angina are reviewed. The Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE trial showed that in patients with stable angina, optimal medical therapy alone and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI with medical therapy were equal in preventing myocardial infarction and death. The integration of COURAGE results into current practice is discussed. For patients who are unstable, with very high risk, with left main coronary artery lesions, in

  3. [Diltiazem versus intravenous nitroglycerin in the treatment of unstable angina pectoris. A randomized study].

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    Castro, P; Corbalán, R; Vergara, I; Kunstmann, S

    1995-07-01

    Prognosis of unstable angina pectoris is related to admission EKG changes and prompt symptom control. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effects of intravenous diltiazem (DTZ) or nitroglycerin (NTG) in patients with unstable angina pectoris. We studied 43 patients admitted to the hospital with a history of rest angina within the last 48 hours, associated with EKG evidence of ischemia. All subjects received intravenous heparin and oral aspirin, 23 were randomly assigned to receive intravenous DTZ and 20 to receive intravenous NTG. Both groups had similar baseline features and the endpoints of treatment were recurrence of angina, myocardial infarction, death during hospitalization and secondary side effects. Treatment with DTZ, when compared to NTG, resulted in a significant reduction of recurrent angina (8.7 and 59% respectively; p bradicardia with DTZ (28% of patients). In each group, one patient had a myocardial infarction and one patient died. It is concluded that intravenous DTZ reduces myocardial ischemia to a greater extent than NTG and can be safely used in patients with unstable angina pectoris.

  4. A case of Ludwig angina: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Marcus, Bradley J; Kaplan, Jennifer; Collins, Kim A

    2008-09-01

    Ludwig angina is a rapidly progressing submaxillary, submandibular, and sublingual necrotizing cellulitis of the floor of the mouth that can have lethal consequences due to airway obstruction. Various aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, and less often fungi, have been implicated to cause Ludwig angina, including oral flora such as streptococci and staphylococci. Early recognition and the use of parenteral antibiotics can prevent mortality and morbidity. We report a case of a 25-year-old white man who was admitted to the hospital by his dentist after being diagnosed with Ludwig angina secondary to periodontal abscesses involving teeth #17 and #32. Although antibiotics were administered, while in the hospital, the decedent had difficulty swallowing and was drooling. He suddenly began to have seizure-like activity thought to be anoxic myoclonus. The decedent was aggressively resuscitated and taken to the operating room for neck exploration and a tracheostomy. Neck exploration revealed severe necrotizing acute inflammation of the deep soft tissues and musculature of the neck. He remained on life support for 7 days until he was declared brain dead. Ludwig angina is a progressive cellulitis that often results in death by asphyxia. Ludwig angina can be complicated by subsequent deep neck infection. The underlying etiologies and common scenarios are examined, and significant autopsy findings and dissecting procedures are discussed. The pathophysiology of Ludwig angina is studied with a review of the current literature.

  5. Stable angina in Spain and its impact on quality of life. The AVANCE registry.

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    Borrás, Xavier; Garcia-Moll, Xavier; Gómez-Doblas, Juan José; Zapata, Antonio; Artigas, Remei

    2012-08-01

    Mortality from acute coronary syndrome has fallen but a substantial number of chronic patients remain symptomatic. The present study was designed to determine the clinical characteristics and therapeutic treatment of patients with stable angina and its impact on their quality of life. A cross-sectional, multicenter, observational study of 2039 patients with stable angina attended in outpatient clinics was performed. Data were collected on clinical variables and on the subjective perception of the severity of angina and the resulting limitations. Patients completed questionnaires on their perception of severity and quality of life. We analyzed data on 2024 patients; 73% were men (mean age 68[10] years). Some 50.3% were asymptomatic (3 attacks per week; 66% had previously undergone revascularization, and 59% of these developed recurrent angina. Patients rated the severity of their condition higher than did their physicians (4.5 [2.5] vs 4.3 [2.3]; P=.002). Physicians' and patients' perceptions of the repercussions of angina showed little concordance (kappa<0.3). The patients believed their condition was much more severe, more debilitating, and had a greater negative impact on their quality of life. A high proportion of patients with stable angina remains symptomatic and their quality of life is impaired. Their perception of the condition is worse than that of their physicians. Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  6. Semi-quantitative myocardial perfusion measured by computed tomography in patients with refractory angina

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    Qayyum, Abbas Ali; Kühl, Jørgen Tobias; Kjaer, Andreas

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    scanner and CT/PET 64-slice scanner. CT measured myocardial attenuation density (AD) and perfusion index (PI) were correlated to absolute PET myocardial perfusion values. RESULTS: Rest AD, rest and stress PI did not correlate to PET findings (r = 0·412, P = 0·113; r = 0·300, P = 0·259; and r = 0·508, P...... = 0·064, respectively). However, there was a significant correlation between stress AD and stress PET values (r = 0·670, P = 0·009) and between stress and rest differences for AD and PI with PET differences (r = 0·620, P = 0·006; and r = 0·639, P = 0·004, respectively). Furthermore, significant...... differences were observed between remote and stenotic territories for rest and stress AD (48 ± 14HU and 37 ± 16HU, P = 0·002; 76 ± 19HU and 58 ± 13HU, PPI (9·6 ± 2·9 and 7·5 ± 3·1, P = 0·002; 21·6 ± 4·1 and 16·9 ± 3·9, P

  7. ANGINA INESTABLE. PROPUESTA DE PROTOCOLO DE TRATAMIENTO EN EL HOSPITAL

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    Leonel Hernández Cruz

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Unstable angina is an acute coronary syndrome without elevation of the ST segment. It is clinically important because of its threatening and crippling nature, due to the possibility that it could precede acute myocardial infarction. That is why it is determined that the patient suffering from this condition must be hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. There are various therapeutic strategies and several forms to approach the treatment of each patient, but in many cases it is necessary a percutaneous coronary intervention and this procedure is not carried out in this hospital. That is why it is necessary to establish a guideline for the treatment of this condition with the aim of optimizing the medications and making an adequate selection of the patients who require being transferred to a hospital with interventional cardiology services. A proposal for treatment protocol is presented in this work. It can function as a guideline for those who on daily basis treat patient with this condition at the Roberto Rodriguez Fernandez University Hospital in Morón city.

  8. The relationship between hemostatic tests and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with angina pectoris. European Concerted Action on Thrombosis and Disabilities (ECAT) Angina Pectoris Group.

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    Haverkate, F; Thompson, S G; van de Loo, J C

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    Baseline data are presented of the ECAT Angina Pectoris Study. Both plasminogen activator inhibitor and fibrinogen were positively associated with a number of cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, body mass index, and also with the presence of coronary stenosis. Results indicate a role of the hemostatic system in the progress of coronary arteriosclerosis.

  9. Angina and associated healthcare costs following percutaneous coronary intervention: A real-world analysis from a multi-payer database.

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    Ben-Yehuda, Ori; Kazi, Dhruv S; Bonafede, Machaon; Wade, Sally W; Machacz, Susanne F; Stephens, Leslie A; Hlatky, Mark A; Hernandez, John B

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    To study the contemporary, real-world clinical and economic burden associated with angina after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Angina adversely affects quality of life and medical costs, yet data on real-world prevalence of angina following PCI and its associated economic consequences are limited. In a multi-payer administrative claims database, we identified adults with incident inpatient PCI admissions between 2008 and 2011 who had at least 12 months of continuous medical and pharmacy benefits before and after the procedure. Patients were followed for up to 36 months. Using claims, we ascertained post-PCI outcomes: angina or chest pain, acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, repeat PCI, healthcare service utilization, and costs. Among 51,710 study patients (mean age 61.8, 72% male), post-PCI angina or chest pain was present in 28% by 12 months and 40% by 36 months. Compared with patients who did not experience chest pain, angina or ACS, total healthcare costs in the first year after the index PCI were 1.8 times greater for patients with angina or chest pain ($32,437 vs. $17,913, P < 0.001). These cost differentials continued to 36 months. Angina after PCI is a frequent and expensive outcome. Further research is needed to identify risk factors and potentially improve outcomes for post-PCI angina. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. High prevalence of raised lipoprotein(a) in patients with refractory angina.

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    Khan, Tina Z; Rhodes, Samantha; Pottle, Alison; Banya, Winston; Smith, Robert; Kabir, Tito; Ilsley, Charles; Pennell, Dudley J; Barbir, Mahmoud

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    Angina that is refractory to conventional medical therapy and revascularisation, remains challenging to manage and poses significant burden to patients. Elevated lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] has emerged as an important independent cardiovascular risk factor and predictor of adverse outcomes in atherosclerotic disease. The prevalence of raised Lp(a) amongst patients with refractory angina has not yet been defined. To establish the prevalence of raised [Lp(a)] >500 mg/L in patients with refractory angina. We conducted an epidemiological screening pilot study in 75 patients with refractory angina from a UK tertiary cardiac centre. We determined the proportion of the cohort with raised Lp(a) >500 mg/L using an isoform-insensitive method. In addition, a full fasting lipid profile (including: LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol to HDL ratio and triglycerides) was obtained. Patients were also asked about the presence of conventional cardiovascular risk factors. Our study demonstrated that 60% of the 75 patients with refractory angina had raised Lp(a) levels of >500 mg/L. The median and inter-quartile range of Lp(a) values were 771 mg/L (162 mg/L,1260 mg/L) respectively. This high prevalence of raised Lp(a) detected in our cohort with refractory angina may suggest a causal role. Further research is necessary to confirm this association and prospective studies are needed to explore the potential therapeutic benefit of Lp(a) reduction in patients with refractory angina.

  11. Production of C-reactive protein and risk of coronary events in stable and unstable angina. European Concerted Action on Thrombosis and Disabilities Angina Pectoris Study Group.

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    Haverkate, F; Thompson, S G; Pyke, S D; Gallimore, J R; Pepys, M B

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    Inflammation is an important feature of atherosclerotic lesions, and increased production of the acute-phase reactant. C-reactive protein (CRF), is associated with a poor prognosis in severe unstable angina. We have investigated the existence and possible significance of the acute-phase responses of CRP and another sensitive reactant, serum amyloid A protein (SAA), in patients with unstable or stable angina. We used new ultrasensitive immunoassays to measure CRP and SAA concentrations in plasma from 2121 outpatients with angina (1030 unstable, 743 stable, the rest atypical) enrolled in the European Concerted Action on Thrombosis and Disabilities (ECAT) Angina Pectoris Study. All patients underwent coronary angiography and extensive clinical and laboratory assessment at study entry, and were then followed up for 2 years. All suspected coronary events during follow-up were reviewed by an independent endpoint committee. 75 individuals (41 with unstable, 29 with stable, and 5 with atypical angina) had a coronary event during follow-up. Concentrations of CRP at study entry were associated with coronary events in patients with stable or unstable angina: there was about a two-fold increase in the risk of a coronary event in patients whose CRP concentration was in the fifth quintile (> 3.6 mg/L), compared with the first four quintiles. A third of the events occurred among patients who had a CRP concentration of more than 3.6 mg/L. CRP concentrations were positively correlated with age, smoking, body-mass index, triglycerides, extent of coronary stenosis, history of myocardial infarction, and lower ejection fraction. By contrast, concentrations of SAA were not associated with risk of a coronary event. We found that raised circulating concentrations of CRP are predictors of coronary events in patients with stable or unstable angina. The modest acute-phase responses of CRP were probably not the result of myocardial necrosis. Whatever the underlying mechanisms, the sensitive

  12. How cardiologists present the benefits of percutaneous coronary interventions to patients with stable angina: a qualitative analysis.

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    Goff, Sarah L; Mazor, Kathleen M; Ting, Henry H; Kleppel, Reva; Rothberg, Michael B

    2014-10-01

    Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) attribute greater benefit to percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) than indicated in clinical trials. Little is known about how cardiologists' presentation of the benefits and risks may influence patients' perceptions. To broadly describe the content of discussions between patients and cardiologists regarding angiogram and PCI for stable CAD, and to describe elements that may affect patients' understanding. Qualitative content analysis of encounters between cardiologists and patients with stable CAD who participated in the Verilogue Point-of-Practice Database between March 1, 2008, and August 31, 2012. Transcripts in which angiogram and PCI were discussed were retrieved from the database. Patients were aged 44 to 88 years (median, 64 years); 25% were women; 50% reported symptoms of angina; and 6% were taking more than 1 medication to treat angina. Results of conventional and directed qualitative content analysis. Forty encounters were analyzed. Five major categories and subcategories of factors that may affect patients' understanding of benefit were identified: (1) rationale for recommending angiogram and PCI (eg, stress test results, symptoms, and cardiologist's preferences); (2) discussion of benefits (eg, accurate discussion of benefit [5%], explicitly overstated benefit [13%], and implicitly overstated benefit [35%]); (3) discussion of risks (eg, minimization of risk); (4) cardiologist's communication style (eg, humor, teach-back, message framing, and failure to respond to patient questions); and (5) patient and family member contributions to the discussion. Few cardiologists discussed the evidence-based benefits of angiogram and PCI for stable CAD, and some implicitly or explicitly overstated the benefits. The etiology of patient misunderstanding is likely multifactorial, but if future quantitative studies support the findings of this hypothesis-generating analysis, modifications to cardiologists' approach

  13. Troca de gases prejudicada em pacientes com angina instável Deterioro del intercambio gaseoso en pacientes con angina inestable Impaired gas exchange in patients with unstable angina

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    Dayane Horta Rocha

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A identificação do diagnóstico de enfermagem "troca de gases prejudicada na assistência aos pacientes com angina" é visualizada rotineiramente, porém faz-se necessário um aprofundamento desta temática. Com o objetivo de analisar a ocorrência deste diagnóstico, realizamos um estudo transversal, de caráter descritivo-exploratório, com pacientes internados em um hospital especializado. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de entrevista, exame físico e consulta ao prontuário. O diagnóstico "troca de gases prejudicada" foi ausente em nossa amostra; entretanto, as variáveis profundidade da respiração, pressão arterial sistólica, sonolência e sódio sérico estiveram comprometidas, o que indica risco de agravamento. Visualizamos alguma relação entre os resultados obtidos e características do estilo de vida dos pacientes avaliados, o que reforça a importância de medidas preventivas para a obtenção de um melhor prognóstico na assistência aos pacientes com angina.La identificación del diagnóstico realizado por parte de la enfermería del Deterioro del intercambio gaseoso en el cuidado de pacientes con angina es comúnmente percibida, sin embargo es necesario profundizar esta temática. Con el objetivo de analizar la ocurrencia del diagnóstico del Deterioro del intercambio gaseoso en portadores de Angina Inestable desarrollamos un estudio transversal, de carácter descriptivo-exploratorio, con pacientes ingresados en un hospital especializado. Los datos fueron recolectados por medio de entrevistas, examenes físicos y consultas a los registros médicos. Este diagnóstico no fue identificado en nuestra muestra, sin embargo, las variables profundidad de la respiración, presión arterial sistólica, somnolencia y sodio sérico presentaron alteraciones , lo que indica riesgo de agravación del cuadro clínico. Se identificó una relación entre los resultados obtenidos y las características del estilo de vida de los pacientes

  14. Contrapulsación externa aumentada, un tratamiento no invasivo recomendado para la angina refractaria, valoración de la clase funcional y la calidad de vida

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    Fernán Mendoza

    2017-05-01

    Conclusiones: La terapia de contrapulsación externa aumentada, mejora la calidad de vida y la clase funcional de angina y disnea en pacientes con angina refractaria y se convierte en un procedimiento no invasivo seguro y eficaz.

  15. Spinal cord stimulation for refractory angina in patients implanted with cardioverter defibrillators: five case reports

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    Enggaard, Thomas P; Andersen, Claus; Scherer, Christian

    2010-01-01

    Patients implanted with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) who are suffering from refractory angina pectoris could benefit from spinal cord stimulation (SCS) due to the well-documented pain relieving effect. However, the combined treatment remains controversial. The aim of the study is to report...... successful long-term treatment with SCS in five patients implanted with cardioverter defibrillators. The combined treatments with ICD and thoracic epidural electrical stimulation were used in five patients with refractory angina pectoris. During the procedure of the implantation, testing with the maximal...... for refractory angina pectoris can be performed in patients implanted with cardioverter defibrillators without interference. However, individual testing during implantation or re-programming the devices is mandatory in order to assess optimal safety in each patient....

  16. Ludwig's Angina-A Controversial Surgical Emergency: How We Do It.

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    Hasan, Wael; Leonard, David; Russell, John

    2011-01-01

    Objectives. To review the current protocols used for management of Ludwig's angina and to assess the efficacy of conservative measures in these cases. Methods. A retrospective review of patients who were admitted to our institution for management of Ludwig's angina between 2003 and 2010. Results. Two patients were identified. Both were managed successfully with conservative measures and close airway observation. None needed an emergency intubation or surgical tracheostomy. There were no mortalities, and both had a short hospital stay. Conclusion. Recently, management of Ludwig's angina has evolved from aggressive airway management into a more conservative one. This is based on close airway observation on a specialised airway unit and a serial clinical airway assessment. Improved imaging modalities, antibiotic therapy, surgical skills, and clinical experience are the key factors behind this change in practice.

  17. Bilateral submandibular gland infection presenting as Ludwig's angina: first report of a case.

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    Honrado, C P; Lam, S M; Karen, M

    2001-04-01

    We diagnosed and treated a case of Ludwig's angina in a 45-year-old man who had edema of the floor of mouth and the tongue along with bilateral submandibular sialadenitis and sialolithiasis. We secured the patient's airway via nasal fiberoptic intubation in the surgical intensive care unit and administered intravenous antibiotics. The edema subsided, and the patient was extubated on the third postoperative day and discharged shortly thereafter. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a patient with bilateral submandibular sialadenitis and sialolithiasis presenting as Ludwig's angina. Despite the decreasing incidence of this disease, Ludwig's angina remains an important disease process because a failure to control the airway can have disastrous consequences. Proper diagnosis, airway control, antibiotic therapy, and occasionally surgical management are essential to ensure the safety of the patient.

  18. Ludwig's Angina: A Nightmare Worsened by Adverse Drug Reaction to Antibiotics.

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    Hisham, Mohamed; Sivakumar, Mundilipalayam N; Senthil Kumar, R S; Nandakumar, P

    2017-03-01

    A 52-year-old obese gentleman presented to the hospital with complaints of fever and shortness of breath for 10 days. He was admitted in the ward and treated for acute exacerbation of asthma. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for persistent fever, neck swelling, airway obstruction and desaturation. Ludwig's angina was suspected and computed tomography of neck confirmed it. A difficult airway was anticipated and preceded with surgical tracheostomy. The patient had hypersensitivity reactions to piperacillin/tazobactam; hence, he was treated with clindamycin and metronidazole. The patient improved and was discharged after five days of ICU stay and 12 days of hospitalization. This case summarizes the rare incidence of Ludwig's angina with antibiotic adverse reactions. If angioneurotic edema is coincidental with features of Ludwig's angina, it becomes more challenging. Early identification, securing the airway, and antibiotic administration are the keystone to better survival.

  19. Ludwig's angina and ketoacidosis as a first manifestation of diabetes mellitus.

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    Infante-Cossío, Pedro; Fernández-Hinojosa, Esteban; Mangas-Cruz, Miguel-Angel; González-Pérez, Luis-Miguel

    2010-07-01

    Ludwig's angina is a serious and rapidly progressive infectious process that spreads through the floor of the mouth and neck. In this paper we present an infrequent case of a patient who suffered an odontogenic infection with poor response to the previous treatment, which evolved towards a Ludwig's angina combined with ketoacidosis in the context of a diabetes mellitus not known before. According to the literature reviewed, this case report represents the first contribution of a Ludwig's angina and ketoacidosis as an initial manifestation of a diabetes mellitus. The airway management, the antibiotic prescription and the surgical drainage allowed the healing of the patient without medical complications. Factors of co-morbidity like the diabetes mellitus together with focus tooth of infection may eventually turn into serious medical complications as the diabetic ketoacidosis and develop potentially lethal cervical infections.

  20. Invasive angiography and revascularization in patients with stable angina following prior coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Joshi, Francis R; Biasco, Luigi; Pedersen, Frants

    2017-01-01

    . Follow-up data were available for all patients, by means of records linked to each Danish social security number. RESULTS: In patients with prior CABG and stable angina (n = 2,309), diagnostic angiography led to revascularization in 574 (24.9%) cases. Chronic kidney disease (HR 1.93 [1.08-3.44], P = 0.......027), significant angina (HR 1.49 [1.18-1.88], P = 0.006 for angina class ≥ II, and HR 2.04 [1.61-2.58], P revascularization. Stress testing was, however, used less frequently...... than in patients without prior CABG (17.2% vs. 24.2%, P revascularization were 47.8%, 51.4%, and 66.9% for exercise ECG, stress echocardiography, and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Invasive angiography leads...

  1. Newer Therapies for Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease With Focus on Refractory Angina.

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    Singh, Mukesh; Arora, Rohit

    Ischemic heart disease remains a major public health problem nationally and internationally. Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is one of the clinical manifestations of ischemic heart disease and is generally characterized by episodes of reversible myocardial demand/supply mismatch, related to ischemia or hypoxia, which are usually inducible by exercise, emotion, or other stress and reproducible-but which may also be occurring spontaneously. Improvements in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes along with increasing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes and obesity, have led to increasing population of patients with SIHD. A significant number of these continue to have severe angina despite medical management and revascularization procedures performed and may progress to refractory angina. This article reviews the newer therapies in the treatment of SIHD with special focus in treating patients with refractory angina.

  2. Efficacy of a device to narrow the coronary sinus in refractory angina

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    Verheye, Stefan; Jolicœur, E Marc; Behan, Miles W

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Many patients with coronary artery disease who are not candidates for revascularization have refractory angina despite standard medical therapy. The balloon-expandable, stainless steel, hourglass-shaped, coronary-sinus reducing device creates a focal narrowing and increases pressure...... ischemia, who were not candidates for revascularization, to implantation of the device (treatment group) or to a sham procedure (control group). The primary end point was the proportion of patients with an improvement of at least two CCS angina classes at 6 months. RESULTS: A total of 35% of the patients...... patient had died and 3 had had a myocardial infarction. CONCLUSIONS: In this small clinical trial, implantation of the coronary-sinus reducing device was associated with significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life in patients with refractory angina who were not candidates for revascularization...

  3. Synergistic Adaptations to Exercise in the Systemic and Coronary Circulations That Underlie the Warm-Up Angina Phenomenon

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    Lockie, Timothy P. E.; Rolandi, M. Cristina; Guilcher, Antoine; Perera, Divaka; de Silva, Kalpa; Williams, Rupert; Asrress, Kaleab N.; Patel, Kiran; Plein, Sven; Chowienczyk, Phil; Siebes, Maria; Redwood, Simon R.; Marber, Michael S.

    2012-01-01

    Background-The mechanisms of reduced angina on second exertion in patients with coronary arterial disease, also known as the warm-up angina phenomenon, are poorly understood. Adaptations within the coronary and systemic circulations have been suggested but never demonstrated in vivo. In this study

  4. Clinical and physiological basis for the creation of physical rehabilitation program in patients with angina.

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    Mohammed Ali Khaleel

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available It is considered the principles of the impact of physical rehabilitation of the state of the cardiovascular system. It is analyzed the risk factors that affect the cardiovascular system. It was done the analysis of scientific literature on this subject, considered the views of scientists on the types of training loads and preferable program of comprehensive rehabilitation of patients with angina pectoris. A survey of 52 patients with angina, the analysis of associated diseases, which allowed to form three groups of patients for further development of special systems of physical rehabilitation for each group separately.

  5. Economic burden of chronic conditions among households in Myanmar: the case of angina and asthma.

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    Htet, Soe; Alam, Khurshid; Mahal, Ajay

    2015-11-01

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming a major source of the national disease burden in Myanmar with potentially serious economic implications. Using data on 5484 households from the World Health Survey (WHS), this study assessed the household-level economic burden of two chronic conditions, angina and asthma, in Myanmar. Propensity score matching (PSM) and coarsened exact matching (CEM) methods were used to compare household out-of-pocket (OOP) spending, catastrophic and impoverishment effects, reliance on borrowing or asset sales to finance OOP healthcare payments and employment among households reporting a member with angina (asthma) to matched households, with and without adjusting for comorbidities. Sensitivity analyses were carried out to assess the impacts of alternative assumptions on common support and potential violations of the assumption of independence of households being angina (asthma) affected and household economic outcomes, conditional on the variables used for matching (conditional independence). Households with angina (asthma) reported greater OOP spending (angina: range I$1.94-I$4.31; asthma: range I$1.53-I$2.01) (I$1 = 125.09 Myanmar Kyats; I$=International Dollar) almost half of which was spending on medicines; higher rates of catastrophic spending based on a 20% threshold ratio of OOP to total household spending (angina: range 6-7%; asthma: range 3-5%); greater reliance on borrowing and sale of assets to finance healthcare (angina: range 12-14%; asthma: range 40-49%); increased medical impoverishment and lower employment rates than matched controls. There were no statistically differences in OOP expenses for inpatient care between angina-affected (asthma-affected) households and matched controls. Our results were generally robust to multiple methods of matching. However, conclusions for medical impoverishment impacts were not robust to potential violations of the conditional independence assumption. Myanmar is expanding public

  6. MODERN PHARMACOTHERAPY OF THE STABLE ANGINA: POSSIBILITIES AND PROSPECTS OF NICORANDIL IMPLEMENTATION

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    Z. M. Sizova

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To evaluate antianginal efficacy and safety of nicorandil for angina attack prevention and relief in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD and symptoms of stable angina class 2-3.Material and methods. 30 patients with stable angina class 2-3 (17 men, 13 women; aged 58.6±5.8 y.o. were included into the study. All patients received amlodipine 10 mg QD within 2 weeks. For angina attack relief patients used nicorandil 10-20 mg and in case of its inefficacy — nitroglycerin. In 2 weeks all patients were randomized in 2 groups. Patients of the 1st group (n=15 received nicorandil 20 mg TID, patients of the 2nd group (n=15 — amlodipine 10 mg QD. The study duration was 3 months. The efficiency evaluation was based on the analysis of hemodynamic indicators (heart rate, blood pressure, bioelectric heart activity (electrocardiogram, velocity exercise tolerance test, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring indicators. The pain severity was defined with Borg's scale, and the quality of life — with General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28. Therapy safety was evaluated in according to laboratory tests results.Results. Frequency of angina attacks reduced by 60% (р<0.05 and 47% (р<0.05 in 12 weeks of nicorandil and amlodipine therapy, respectively. Duration of angina decreased by 38% and 37% (р<0.05 in 12 weeks of nicorandil and amlodipine therapy, respectively. Eexercise duration before angina attack onset increased by 56% (р<0.05 in 1 month of nicorandil therapy. A number of myocardial ischemia episodes reduced by 64% (р<0.05 and 54% (р<0.05 due to nicorandil and amlodipine therapy, respectively. General GHQ-28 score decreased by 54% (р<0.05 and 44% (р<0.05 in patients of the 1st and the 2nd groups, respectively. Tolerability of nicorandil was good in 13 (86.7% and satisfactory in 2 (13.3% patients.Conclusion. Nicorandil can be prescribed both for the prevention and for relief of angina attacks in IHD patients.

  7. Accelerated collagen turnover in women with angina pectoris without obstructive coronary artery disease

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    Nielsen, Signe H; Mygind, Naja D; Michelsen, Marie M

    2018-01-01

    Aim Collagens are major cardiac extracellular matrix components, known to be actively remodelled and accumulated during diffuse myocardial fibrosis. We evaluated whether accelerated collagen turnover described by neo-epitope biomarkers reflecting collagen formation and degradation separates......, but without significant obstructive coronary artery disease, showed an imbalanced collagen turnover compared to asymptomatic controls. The examined biomarkers are tools to monitor active collagen remodelling in patients with angina pectoris, in risk of developing myocardial fibrosis....... patients with diffuse myocardial fibrosis from asymptomatic controls. Methods and results Seventy-one women with angina pectoris without significant coronary artery disease assessed by invasive coronary angiogram were included. Competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) measuring circulating...

  8. Eptifibatide in post-infarction angina patients who refused intervention: Ajmer postmyocardial infarction angina eptifibatide research (AJMER) study: a pilot study.

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    Gokhroo, Rajendra; Kishor, Kamal; Ranwa, Bhanwar; Bisht, Devendra Singh; Gupta, Sajal; Anantharaj, Avinash

    2015-08-01

    Early intervention is certainly a preferred strategy over conservative management in patients with post-infarction angina (PIA). But at times, it may not be feasible to intervene, especially if patient refuses for intervention. In a pilot study, we analyzed whether the addition of eptifibatide to intensified antianginal therapy would be of added benefit, in patients with PIA not willing to undergo intervention. A total of 461 patients with PIA who refused intervention were randomized in a 1:1 manner to receive either eptifibatide along with intensification of antianginal therapy (group A; n = 229) or intensified antianginal therapy alone (group B; n = 232). The primary endpoints were composite of all-cause death and nonfatal myocardial infarction at 30 days. Primary composite endpoint did not differ between the two groups (16.2% vs. 18.9% in group A and group B, odds ratio [OR], 0.82; 95% CI, 0.5-1.30; P-value = 0.43). Significant earlier relief of angina (complete relief of angina within 12 h: 76% of patients in group A vs. 40.5% in group B; P-value eptifibatide infusion resulted in earlier relief of angina albeit at the cost of increased non-life-threatening bleeding. Further, this effect was achieved in significantly higher number of patients receiving eptifibatide infusion when compared to patients not receiving it. Primary composite endpoints, however, did not differ in two groups, but being a pilot study, this needs to be confirmed by larger study of adequate sample size. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Chronic stable angina is associated with lower health-related quality of life: evidence from Chinese patients.

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    Jing Wu

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL between patients with stable angina and the general population in China and to examine factors associated with HRQoL among patients with stable angina. METHODS: A cross-sectional HRQoL survey of stable angina patients recruited from 4 hospitals (n = 411 and the general population recruited from 3 Physical Examination Centers (n = 549 was conducted from July to December, 2011 in two large cities, Tianjin and Chengdu. HRQoL was assessed using the EQ-5D, EQ-VAS, and SF-6D instruments. The health status specific to patients with stable angina was assessed using the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ. Information on socio-demographic, clinical, and lifestyle factors were also collected. Nested regressions were performed to explore how these factors were associated with HRQoL in patients with stable angina. RESULTS: Compared with the general population (44.2 ± 10 years, 49.9% females, stable angina patients (68.1 ± 12 years, 50.4% females had significantly lower HRQoL scores in EQ-5D utility index (0.75 ± 0.19 vs. 0.90 ± 0.20, p<0.05, SF-6D utility index (0.68 ± 0.12 vs. 0.85 ± 0.11, p<0.05, and EQ-VAS (71.2 ± 12.3 vs. 83.9 ± 10.9, p<0.05. The differences remained (-0.05 for EQ-5D, -9.27 for EQ-VAS and -0.13 for SF-6D after controlling for socio-economic characteristics. SAQ scores showed that stable angina patients experienced impaired disease-specific health status, especially in angina stability (40.5 ± 34.6. Nested regressions indicated stable angina-specific health status explained most of the variation in HRQoL, among which disease perception, physical limitation, and angina stability were the strongest predictors. More physical exercise and better sleep were positively related with HRQoL. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to the general population, stable angina patients were associated with lower HRQoL and lower health utility scores, which were largely impacted by clinical symptoms

  10. Spinal cord stimulation in chronic intractable angina pectoris : A randomized, controlled efficacy study

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    Hautvast, RWM; DeJongste, MJL; Staal, MJ; van Gilst, WH; Lie, KI

    1998-01-01

    Background Spinel cord stimulation is known to be a successful treatment for chronic intractable angina pectoris. its effect may be anti-ischemic. It is uncertain if the clinical effect is partly caused by a placebo effect of surgery For implantation of a stimulator. In this study, clinical efficacy

  11. Management of Ludwig's angina with small neck incisions: 18 years experience.

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    Bross-Soriano, Daniel; Arrieta-Gómez, José R; Prado-Calleros, Héctor; Schimelmitz-Idi, Jose; Jorba-Basave, Santiago

    2004-06-01

    To review Ludwig's angina medical and surgical approach with small incisions. Retrospective, open, noncomparative, longitudinal. All patients with Ludwig's angina who received medical, metabolic, airway management, and surgical treatment from January 1, 1983 to December 31, 2000. Antibiotic treatment, surgical treatment, hospitalization time, associated diseases, etiologic factors, recuperation time. Age range was 18 to 87 years, with a female-to-male ratio of 1.1:1 (68 females, 53 males). Thirty patients belonged to middle or high socioeconomic status. The primary site of infection was odontogenic in 107 of the patients. All the patients were managed with surgical drainage made within the first 12 hours after hospital admission. The most common antibiotic treatments were the combination of clindamycin with crystalline penicillin G. The hospital stay for more than half of patients was 6 days or less. In 62 patients we found extension into the parapharyngeal space and in 32 cases we found retropharyngeal extension of the Ludwig's angina. Forty-six patients had or were diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus. Tracheotomy was required in 34 patients. The airway of the rest of patients was controlled with nasotracheal intubation. Only 33 patients had major complications, such as mediastinitis, sepsis, or death. Drainage using small incisions is a safe and effective method as part of treatment of Ludwig's angina.

  12. Is surgical airway necessary for airway management in deep neck infections and Ludwig angina?

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    Wolfe, Mary M; Davis, James W; Parks, Steven N

    2011-02-01

    Deep neck infections are potentially life-threatening conditions because of airway compromise. Management requires early recognition, antibiotics, surgical drainage, and effective airway control. The Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program 12 states that awake tracheostomy is the treatment of choice for these patients. With advanced airway control techniques such as retrograde intubation, GlideScope, and fiberoptic intubation, surgical airway is not required. A retrospective analysis of all deep neck abscesses treated from December 1999 to July 2006 was performed. All patients who underwent urgent or emergent surgery for Ludwig angina and submental, submandibular, sublingual, and parapharyngeal abscesses (Current Procedural Terminology codes 41015, 41016, 41017, 42320, and 42725) were included in our review. Charts were studied for age, presence of true Ludwig angina, presence of airway compromise, airway management, morbidity/mortality, and the requirement for surgical airway. Of 29 patients, 6 (20%) had symptoms consistent with true Ludwig angina. Nineteen (65.5%) had evidence of airway compromise. Eight (42%) of these 19 patients required advanced airway control techniques. No patient required a surgical airway, and no mortality resulted from airway compromise. Advance airway control techniques were required more often in patients with airway compromise (P Ludwig angina and deep neck abscesses requires good clinical judgment. Patients with deep neck infections and symptoms of airway compromise may be safely managed with advanced airway control techniques. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Research of Medical Expenditure among Inpatients with Unstable Angina Pectoris in a Single Center

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    Suo-Wei Wu

    2017-01-01

    Conclusions: The classification of DRGs by adopting the type of surgery as the main branch node to develop cost control standards in inpatient treatment of unstable angina pectoris is conducive in standardizing the diagnosis and treatment behaviors of the hospital and reducing economic burdens among patients.

  14. Coronary angioplasty of the unstable angina related vessel in patients with multivessel disease

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    P.J. de Feyter (Pim); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); W. Wijns (William); R. Geuskens; A. Soward; M.J.B.M. van den Brand (Marcel); P.G. Hugenholtz (Paul); A.E.R. Arnold (Alfred)

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    textabstractThis study is a retrospective analysis of the efficacy of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of the ischaemia-related vessel in patients with unstable angina. Forty-three patients had multivessel disease with dilatation of the ischaemia-related vessel only (group I; partial

  15. Inadequate control of heart rate in patients with stable angina: results from the European heart survey.

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    Daly, C.A.; Clemens, F.; Sendon, J.L.; Tavazzi, L.; Boersma, E.; Danchin, N.; Delahaye, F.; Gitt, A.; Julian, D.; Mulcahy, D.; Ruzyllo, W.; Thygesen, K.; Verheugt, F.W.A.; Fox, K.M.

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    AIMS: To examine resting heart rate (HR) in a population presenting with stable angina in relation to prior and subsequent pharmacological treatment, comorbid conditions and clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: The European Heart Survey was a prospective, observational, cohort study of 3779

  16. Factors influencing efficacy of nitrate therapy for stable angina pectoris : A multiple linear regression analysis

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    Jansen, R; Niemeyer, MG; Cleophas, TJ; Zwinderman, AH

    2000-01-01

    In an open-label self-controlled study of 1,350 patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP), we previously demonstrated that 50 mg of isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) slow release formulation once daily not only provided a better antianginal effect but also a better quality of life (QOL) than did the

  17. Temporal relation between ischemic episodes and activation of the coagulation system in unstable angina

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    Biasucci, L.M.; Liuzzo, G.; Caligiuri, G.; Quaranta, G.; Andreotti, F.; Sperti, G.; Greef, W. van de; Rebuzzi, A.G.; Kluft, C.; Maseri, A.

    1996-01-01

    Background: Although a major role of coronary thrombosis in the pathogenesis of unstable angina has been demonstrated, the results of a series of studies have suggested that activation of the hemostatic system may not be confined to ischemic episodes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the

  18. Analysis of activation markers off coagulation, fibrinolysis and inflammation in unstable angina by probit transformation

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    Biasucci, L.M.; Maat, M.P.M. de; Meo, A.; Greet, W. van der; Summaria, F.; Quaranta, G.; Liuzzo, G.; Kluft, C.; Maseri, A.

    1996-01-01

    In order to investigate the role of the hemostatic, fibrinolytic and inflammatory system in unstable angina, we assessed the levels of thrombin-antithrombin III (TAT), Prothrombin Fragment 1+2 (F1+2), plasmin-antiplasmin (PAP) and D-Dimer (DD) and of C-reactive protein (CRP) in 51 patients admitted

  19. 1H NMR-derived metabolomics of filtered serum of myocardial ischemia in unstable angina patients.

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    Ameta, Keerti; Gupta, Ashish; Ameta, Deepak; Sethi, Rishi; Kumar, Deepak; Ahmad, Israr; Mahdi, Abbas Ali

    2016-05-01

    Despite continuing research for development of accurate biomarkers of myocardial ischemia in unstable angina, lack of biochemical biomarkers is alarming. We sought to develop accurate biomarkers using high throughput proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy and filtered serum (lacking proteins and lipoproteins) based metabolomics for detecting myocardial ischemia in unstable angina patients with utmost precision. Study includes 127 filtered serum samples from myocardial ischemia in unstable angina patients (UA; n=65) and healthy controls (HC; n=62). High resolution NMR spectra were obtained to highlight metabolic perturbations of small metabolites. A supervised orthogonal partial least square discriminant analysis was applied to generate a prediction model. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was performed to reveal the clinical utility of signature biomarkers. Five biomarkers--valine, alanine, glutamine, inosine and adenine--could differentiate 95% of UA from HC with 96% sensitivity and 95% specificity. (1)H NMR-based filtered serum metabolic profiling appears to be an assuring, least invasive and faster way to screen and identify myocardial ischemia in unstable angina patients. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF BETA-BLOCKERS IN THE TREATMENT OF STABLE ANGINA-PECTORIS

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    DEMUINCK, ED; LIE, KI

    1990-01-01

    In stable exercise-induced angina pectoris, beta-blockers exert their beneficial effects mainly through a reduction in heart rate, blood pressure, and contractility. Additional beneficial effects are an improvement in myocardial oxygen supply through a redistribution of coronary flow, a lengthening

  1. An Evidence Against the Effect of Chronic Cytomegalovirus Infection in Unstable Angina Pectoris

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    Seyed Mohammad Alavi

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Recent reports have suggested that cytomegalovirus (CMV infection may contribute to risk of cardiovascular disease. However, relationship between CMV infection and unstable angina (UA is controversial and studies about this subject in Iran and even region are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine whether unstable angina is related to seropositivity to chronic cytomegalovirus infection. We measured serum CMV IgG levels in a case control study participants in CCU in Razi Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran, from 2004 to 2005. Blood samples were drawn during study period from 96 patients (mean age 56 years with UA according to American Heart Association Criteria and from 96 participants free of cardiovascular disease (mean age 58 years and stored at -20°C. Blood samples of patients were undertaken for investigating the specific anti CMV-IgG by ELISA method. Data were analyzed in SPSS 11.5 by using chi square test, odds ratios (OR with 95% confidence intervals (CI. Ninety three percent of patients with unstable angina and 96.7% in the control group presented a positive anti CMV-IgG. Odds ratio was 0.52 with95% CI: 0.10 to 2.42. There was no significant correlation between CMV-IgG positivity and unstable angina (P>0.05. There was also no differences in CMV-IgG positivity in clinical groups of UA (P>0.05. The relationship between seropositivity of CMV-IgG and unstable angina has been restituted by the results of this study. However, further population based cohort studies for relationship between CMV infection and coronary artery disease must be conducted.

  2. Practicability and limitations of enhanced external counterpulsation as an additional treatment for angina.

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    Werner, Dierk; Kropp, Joachim; Schellong, Sebastian; Friedel, Chris; Voigt, Jens-Uwe; Ludwig, Josef; Daniel, Werner G; Flachskampf, Frank A

    2003-11-01

    An increasing number of clinical studies indicates reduction of angina and myocardial ischemia by enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy. However, given the wide range of contraindications and the long duration of treatment, eligibility and practicality issues have not been addressed systematically. Of all candidates for EECP (patients with drug-refractory angina without possibility of revascularization), the majority either have contraindications or have practical problems complying with the time demands that this therapy imposes. In the rest, EECP leads to satisfactory results. During 18 months, every consecutive patient with angina despite medical and interventional therapy was evaluated for EECP at one center. Treated patients underwent a bicycle exercise test and perfusion imaging before and after the standard course of 35 h of EECP. In addition, patients were asked about frequency of angina and nitroglycerin usage before and after EECP, and all patients filled out a final questionnaire 1 year after the end of therapy. Overall, 48 patients were considered candidates for EECP. Of these, 24 were excluded for medical reasons: poor ejection fraction (4), peripheral artery disease (4), anticoagulation (4), and atrial fibrillation (3). Eight further patients declined EECP for lack of time or accommodation. Another 3 of the 16 remaining patients dropped out because of side effects. In the 13 patients who finished the treatment course, weekly anginal episodes were reduced by 48% (p angina and improvement of work capacity after EECP. However, using established contraindications, approximately two-thirds of patients considered to be candidates had to be excluded, and one-third of the treated patients regarded EECP therapy retrospectively as too time consuming.

  3. Immediate and long-term clinical outcome after spinal cord stimulation for refractory stable angina pectoris.

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    Di Pede, Francesco; Lanza, Gaetano Antonio; Zuin, Guerrino; Alfieri, Ottavio; Rapati, Massimo; Romanò, Massimo; Circo, Antonio; Cardano, Paola; Bellocci, Fulvio; Santini, Massimo; Maseri, Attilio

    2003-04-15

    The treatment of patients with angina pectoris refractory to medical therapy and unsuitable for revascularization procedures has yet not been well standardized. Previous retrospective studies and small prospective studies have suggested beneficial effects of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in these patients. We created a Prospective Italian Registry of SCS to evaluate the short- and long-term clinical outcome of patients who underwent SCS device implantation because of severe refractory angina pectoris. Overall, 104 patients were enrolled in the registry (70 men, aged 68 +/- 17 years), most of whom (83%) had severe coronary artery disease. Average follow-up was 13.2 +/- 8 months. Overall, 17 patients (16%) died, 8 (8%) due to cardiac death. Among clinical variables, only age was found to be significantly associated both with total mortality (p = 0.04) and cardiac mortality (p = 0.02) on Cox regression analysis. A significant improvement of anginal symptoms (> or =50% reduction of weekly anginal episodes, compared with baseline) occurred in 73% of patients, and Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina class improved by > or =1 class in 80% and by > or =2 classes in 42% of patients, with a relevant reduction in the rate of hospital admission and days spent in the hospital because of angina (p <0.0001 for both). No life-threatening or clinically serious complications were observed. The most frequent side effect consisted of superficial infections, either at the site of puncture of electrode insertion or of the abdominal pocket, which occurred in 6 patients. In conclusion, our prospective data point out that SCS can be performed safely and is associated with a sustained improvement of anginal symptoms in a relevant number of patients with refractory stable angina pectoris.

  4. Serial thallium-201 imaging at rest in patients with unstable and stable angina pectoris: relationship of myocardial perfusion at rest to presenting clinical syndrome

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    Brown, K.A.; Okada, R.D.; Boucher, C.A.; Phillips, H.R.; Strauss, H.W.; Pohost, G.M.

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    In order to determine whether there are differences in myocardial perfusion at rest among patients with various unstable and stable angina syndromes, serial thallium-201 imaging was performed at rest in 19 patients presenting with rapidly worsening exertional angina (unstable angina, group A), 12 patients with rest angina alone without exertional symptoms (unstable angina, group B), and 34 patients with chronic stable angina. No patient had an episode of angina within 4 hours of study. Nineteen of 19 (100%) patients in group A demonstrated transient defects compared to only 3 of 12 (25%) patients in group B (p less than 0.0001) and 4 of 34 (12%) stable angina patients (p less than 0.0001). The majority of zones demonstrating transient defects in group A were associated with hypokinesis of the corresponding left ventriculogram segment without associated ECG evidence of previous infarction. There were no significant differences in the frequency of persistent thallium defects, severity of angiographic coronary artery disease, or frequency of regional wall motion abnormalities of myocardial segments supplied by stenotic coronary arteries among the three groups of patients. Transient defects have been shown to reflect reduction in regional coronary blood flow to viable myocardium. Therefore, we conclude that regional resting hypoperfusion of viable myocardium is far more common in patients with exertional unstable angina symptoms than in patients with rest angina alone or chronic stable angina.

  5. Caracterización de los síntomas de angina en un grupo de mujeres con prueba de esfuerzo positiva Characterization of angina's symptoms in a group of women with positive stress test

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    Full Text Available Introducción: la enfermedad coronaria es una causa importante de morbimortalidad en el mundo. Las características específicas del cuadro clínico de la angina en mujeres se desconoce; éste último influye en atención, tratamiento, mortalidad, calidad de vida y costos sociales. Objetivo: caracterizar los síntomas de angina en relación con el patrón de presentación, la integración de roles y el esfuerzo percibido en un grupo de mujeres cuya prueba de esfuerzo resultó positiva para enfermedad coronaria. Diseño: estudio descriptivo exploratorio con abordaje cualicuantitativo. Incluyó 15 mujeres con dolor o discomfort torácico y prueba de esfuerzo positiva para enfermedad coronaria. Resultados: grupo de 15 mujeres con edad entre 52 y 80 años; se describen los factores de riesgo, la caracterización en relación con la integración de roles, de esfuerzo percibido y patrón de presentación en donde se encontraron categorías como: «opresión», «poca importancia», «sensación punzante», síntomas respiratorios, y simultaneidad de síntomas. La mayoría refiere sentir el síntoma y no consultar ni pedir ayuda. El aumento de la actividad física es el factor determinante en 8 mujeres; la mayoría afronta la situación con reposo y respiración; conviven con el síntoma, toman medicamentos, informan a allegados; 3 consultan con profesionales de salud. Seis interpretan el evento como consecuencia de un trauma físico o estrés psicológico, cinco no sabe y para tres refleja una etapa de la vida. Conclusiones: se observa un patrón de expresión categórico que aporta a la construcción del perfil femenino en el diagnóstico de la enfermedad coronaria.Introduction: coronary disease is an important morbimortality cause worldwide. The specific characteristics of the clinical picture of angina in women are unknown and this fact influences the attention, treatment, mortality, lifestyle and social costs. Objective: to characterize the

  6. Effect of Sex Differences on Invasive Measures of Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients With Angina in the Absence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Kobayashi, Yuhei; Fearon, William F; Honda, Yasuhiro; Tanaka, Shigemitsu; Pargaonkar, Vedant; Fitzgerald, Peter J; Lee, David P; Stefanick, Marcia; Yeung, Alan C; Tremmel, Jennifer A

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    This study investigated sex differences in coronary flow reserve (CFR) and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) in patients with angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is associated with worse long-term outcomes, especially in women. Coronary flow reserve (CFR) and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) are 2 methods of assessing the coronary microcirculation. We prospectively enrolled 117 women and 40 men with angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. We performed CFR, IMR, fractional flow reserve, and quantitative coronary angiography in the left anterior descending artery. Coronary flow was assessed with a thermodilution method by obtaining mean transit time (Tmn) (an inverse correlate to absolute flow) at rest and hyperemia. All patients had minimal atherosclerosis by quantitative coronary angiography (% diameter stenosis: 23.2 ± 12.3%), and epicardial disease was milder in women (fractional flow reserve: 0.88 ± 0.04 vs. 0.87 ± 0.04; p = 0.04). IMR was similar between the sexes (20.7 ± 9.8 vs. 19.1 ± 8.0; p = 0.45), but CFR was lower in women (3.8 ± 1.6 vs. 4.8 ± 1.9; p = 0.004). This was primarily due to a shorter resting Tmn in women (p = 0.005), suggesting increased resting coronary flow, whereas hyperemic Tmn was identical (p = 0.79). In multivariable analysis, female sex was an independent predictor of lower CFR and shorter resting Tmn. Despite similar microvascular function in women and men by IMR, CFR is lower in women. This discrepancy appears to be due to differences in resting coronary flow between the sexes. The effect of sex differences should be considered in interpretation of physiological indexes using resting coronary flow. Copyright © 2015 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Validity of Initial Clinical Diagnosis of Unstable Angina Based on the Invasive and Noninvasive Studies

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    Mohammad Hasan Namazi

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    Full Text Available Introduction: A few studies have focused on diagnostic performance of residents for controlling the patients with acute chest pain referring to chest pain units. We aimed to assess diagnostic performance of cardiology residents for controlling the patients with acute chest pain, considering invasive and non-invasive diagnostic modalities as the key standards to confirm or refuse diagnosis of unstable angina.Methods: One hundred and twenty nine patients with chest pain or angina referring to chest pain unit of Modarres hospital between 2013 and 2014 were assessed. The patients were categorized into two subgroups. The first group included 23 patients who were discharged by the resident in initial evaluation because of ruling-out diagnosis of unstable angina, but were assessed non-invasively by exercise test or SPECT as key standards. The second group included 106 patients who were hospitalized and admitted to CCU by residents’ order and also were assessed invasively by coronary angiography or noninvasively by exercise test or SPECT.Results: Overall, of 129 patients, 23 were initially diagnosed not to be necessarily hospitalized and thus were discharged by resident’s order. Of those, assessing by SPECT indicated positive result in five of 19 patients and by exercise test indicated positive result in 1 of 4 patients yielding a sensitivity of 83.3%, a specificity of 17.6%, a PPV of 26.3%, a NPV of 75.0%, and an accuracy of 34.8% for assessing disease by resident. The remaining 106 patients were admitted to CCU ward in accordance with the resident’s order. Among those patients, 85 underwent coronary angiography with positive results in 53 patients. Also, SPECT was positive in 10 of 19 patients and exercise test was positive in one of two patients yielding a sensitivity of 95.3%, a specificity of 0.0%, a PPV of 59.2%, a NPV of 0.0%, and an accuracy of 57.5%.Conclusions: For patients with suspicion to unstable angina, the decision of residents in

  8. PRESENTACIÓN DE UN CASO CON SÍNDROME X O ANGINA MICROVASCULAR / Report of a case with cardiac syndrome X or microvascular angina

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    Dayan A. García Cuesta

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El término síndrome X o angina microvascular se emplea habitualmente para definir a un grupo de pacientes que presentan dolor torácico característico, depresión del segmento ST durante el esfuerzo y arterias coronarias angiográficamente normales. Muchos datos apuntan a un posible origen isquémico de los síntomas. Es más frecuente en mujeres y en casi el 50 % de ellas, el dolor anginoso se atribuye específicamente a cambios en la microvasculatura coronaria. Debido a que el pronóstico no es tan benigno como se creía hace años, en pacientes con angina y coronarias epicárdicas normales, se impone una evaluación clínica (incluyendo un cuidadoso análisis de los factores de riesgo e imagenológica, con el propósito de detectar isquemia funcionalmente significativa. La enfermedad coronaria microvascular es, por tanto, una enfermedad que requiere atención por parte del médico de asistencia. En este artículo se presenta una paciente con este diagnóstico, y se muestran las imágenes electrocardiográficas, ecocardiográfica, ergométricas y angiográficas. / Abstract: The term cardiac syndrome X or microvascular angina is commonly used to describe a group of patients who show a typical chest pain, ST segment depression during exercise and angiographically normal coronary arteries. Many data suggest the symptoms may have an ischemic origin. It is more common in women, and, in almost 50% of them, anginal pain is specifically attributed to changes in the coronary microvasculature. The prognosis is not as benign as it was believed for years; therefore, in patients with angina and a normal epicardial coronary, a clinical and imaging assessment is necessary (including a careful analysis of risk factors in order to detect a functionally significant ischemia. Therefore, coronary microvascular disease is a condition that requires attention by the attending physician. A patient with this diagnosis is reported in this article, and

  9. Recurrent unstable angina after directional coronary atherectomy is related to the extent of initial coronary plaque inflammation

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    Meuwissen, M.; Piek, J. J.; van der Wal, A. C.; Chamuleau, S. A.; Koch, K. T.; Teeling, P.; van der Loos, C. M.; Tijssen, J. G.; Becker, A. E.

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to evaluate the relationship between plaque inflammation of the initial culprit lesion and the incidence of recurrent angina for one year after directional coronary atherectomy (DCA). BACKGROUND: A positive correlation between coronary plaque inflammation and

  10. Use of myocardial perfusion imaging to predict the effectiveness of coronary revascularisation in patients with stable angina pectoris

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    Johansen, Allan [Odense University Hospital, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Odense (Denmark); Odense University Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense (Denmark); Hoeilund-Carlsen, Poul Flemming; Moeldrup, Mette [Odense University Hospital, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Odense (Denmark); Christensen, Henrik Wulff [Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Odense (Denmark); Vach, Werner [University of Southern Denmark, Department of Statistics, Odense (Denmark); Haghfelt, Torben [Odense University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Odense (Denmark)

    2005-12-01

    Coronary revascularisation is the treatment of choice in patients with stable angina who have significant stenoses. From a pathophysiological point of view, however, mitigation of angina is to be expected only in the presence of reversible ischaemia. Therefore it was the aim of this study to examine the effect of revascularisation on stable angina in relation to the myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) pattern prior to intervention. Three hundred and eighty-four patients (58.0{+-}8.8 years) referred for angiography underwent MPI. Prior to MPI and at 2-year follow-up, patients were classified as having typical angina, atypical angina, non-cardiac chest pain or no pain, and the severity of chest pain was graded according to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) criteria. The patients themselves estimated their pain on a visual analogue scale. Management was based on symptoms and angiographic findings, since the results of MPI were not communicated. Among the 240 patients who were not revascularised, 79% had typical or atypical angina at study entrance versus 40% at follow-up. In comparison, 93% of the 144 revascularised patients had typical or atypical angina before intervention versus only 36% at follow-up. This additional advantage of invasive therapy was present only in patients with reversible defects; revascularisation had no additional effect in patients with normal perfusion or irreversible defects. Similarly, additional, significant reductions in CCS class and visual analogue score were observed exclusively in patients with reversible defects. In patients referred for coronary angiography owing to known or suspected stable angina, revascularisation was significantly more effective than medical treatment exclusively in patients with reversible ischaemia. (orig.)

  11. Identification of 92-kD gelatinase in human coronary atherosclerotic lesions. Association of active enzyme synthesis with unstable angina.

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    Brown, D L; Hibbs, M S; Kearney, M; Loushin, C; Isner, J M

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    Acute coronary ischemia is usually initiated by rupture of atherosclerotic plaque, leading to intracoronary thrombosis and clinical sequelae. The proximate cause of plaque rupture is unknown. Accordingly, we investigated the potential role of the 92-kD gelatinase member of the matrix metalloproteinase family in acute coronary ischemia. Coronary atherectomy specimens from patients with atherosclerosis and an acute ischemic syndrome consistent with recent plaque rupture (unstable angina) (n = 12) were immunostained for the presence of 92-kD gelatinase; the results were compared with those obtained by identical study of atherectomy specimens from patients with atherosclerosis and angina but without acute ischemia (stable angina) (n = 12). Positive immunostaining for 92-kD gelatinase was present in 83% of specimens from both unstable and stable angina patients. However, intracellular localization of enzyme (indicating active synthesis) was documented in 10 of 10 positively stained specimens from patients with unstable angina compared with 3 of 10 positively stained specimens from patients with stable angina. Macrophages and smooth muscle cells were the major sources of 92-kD gelatinase in all specimens examined by immunostaining of adjacent sections. 92-kD gelatinase is commonly expressed in coronary arterial atherosclerotic lesions. Active synthesis of 92-kD gelatinase by macrophages and smooth muscle cells in atherosclerotic lesions may play a pathogenic role in the development of acute coronary ischemia.

  12. Ventetid og omkostninger ved diagnostik og behandling af stabil angina pectoris

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    Søgaard, Rikke; Sanchez, Ricardo

    Introduction: The objective of this pilot study was to examine possible consequences of a logistically non-optimal regimen, for the diagnosis and treatment of stable angina pectoris, on waiting time and costs to inform whether a larger study is warranted. Material and methods: Retrospective cohort...... study among 104 consecutive patients referred on suspected stable angina pectoris. Data on the diagnostic regimen was systematically collected from patient files and data on other resource use was collected using a questionnaire for self- reporting. Non-parametric bootstrapping was applied. Results...... conducted at the centre to which the first referral was addressed was associated with significantly longer time to treatment, of on average 22 days, and increased costs of DKK 9,379 (95% KI 6,477;12,281). Conclusion: There seems to be a potential for optimizing the regimen for diagnosis and treatment...

  13. [A case of stable microvascular angina with normal coronary arteries: certainties and doubts].

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    Coppola, A

    2015-01-01

    Myocardial ischemia is caused in most cases by the obstruction of epicardial coronary vessels. Several studies, however, have shown that abnormalities in the coronary microcirculation can also contribute to myocardial ischemia. Microvascular dysfuntion is defined as primary microvascular angina (MVA) to distinguish it from other forms of secondary microvascular angina due to such diseases as arterial hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, myocardial disease, metabolic syndrome and collagen diseases. We present the case report of a 48-year-old male patient who coronarographically showed coronary slow flow with delayed distal vessel opacification in the absence of coronary stenosis. Whilst this phenomenon is still not completely understood, strong evidence suggests that the primary alteration is caused by a dysfunction of small coronary vessels.

  14. Ludwig's Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

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    Candamourty, Ramesh; Venkatachalam, Suresh; Babu, M. R. Ramesh; Kumar, G. Suresh

    2012-01-01

    Ludwig's angina is a form of severe diffuse cellulitis that presents an acute onset and spreads rapidly, bilaterally affecting the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces resulting in a state of emergency. Early diagnosis and immediate treatment planning could be a life-saving procedure. Here we report a case of wide spread odontogenic infection extending to the neck with elevation of the floor of the mouth obstructing the airway which resulted in breathlessness and stridor for which the patient was directed to maintain his airway by elective tracheostomy and subsequent drainage of the potentially involved spaces. Late stages of the disease should be addressed immediately and given special importance towards the maintenance of airway followed by surgical decompression under antibiotic coverage. The appropriate use of parenteral antibiotics, airway protection techniques, and formal surgical drainage of the infection remains the standard protocol of treatment in advanced cases of Ludwig's angina. PMID:23225990

  15. Severe life threatening maxillofacial infection in pregnancy presented as Ludwig's angina.

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    Abramowicz, Shelly; Abramowicz, Jacques S; Dolwick, M Franklin

    2006-01-01

    Ludwig's angina is a rapidly spreading cellulitis that may produce upper airway obstruction often leading to death. There is very little published information regarding this condition in the pregnant patient. A 24-year old black female was admitted at 26 weeks gestation with tooth pain, submandibular swelling, severe trismus, and dysphagea, consistent with Ludwig's angina. Her treatment included emergent tracheostomy, incision and drainage of associated spaces, teeth extraction, and antibiotic therapy. During a life threatening infectious situation such as the one described, risks of maternal and fetal morbidity include both septicemia and asphyxia. Furthermore, the healthcare provider must consider the risks that the condition and the possible treatments may cause the mother and her unborn child.

  16. Improving diagnosis and treatment of women with angina pectoris and microvascular disease: 

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    Prescott, Eva; Abildstrøm, Steen Zabell; Aziz, Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The iPOWER study aims at determining whether routine assessment of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) in women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease is feasible and identifies women at risk. METHODS: All women with angina referred to invasive angiographic...... identified, 530 contacted, and 299 (56%) agreed to participate. Among the first 50 patients, Doppler CFR was successfully measured in 49 (98%). CONCLUSIONS: Among women with suspected ischemic heart disease and no obstructive coronary artery disease, non-invasive Doppler CFR is feasible as a routine...... of coronary flow reserve (CFR) by Doppler of the left anterior descending artery. In substudies CMD will be assessed by positron emission tomography, peripheral endothelial function, magnetic resonance imaging-and computed tomography derived myocardial perfusion scans, angiographic corrected TIMI frame counts...

  17. High-intensity aerobic interval training in a patient with stable angina pectoris.

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    Meyer, Philippe; Guiraud, Thibaut; Gayda, Mathieu; Juneau, Martin; Bosquet, Laurent; Nigam, Anil

    2010-01-01

    Recently, high-intensity aerobic interval training was shown to be more effective than continuous moderate-intensity exercise for improving maximal aerobic capacity and endurance in patients with coronary heart disease. However, patients with exercise-induced ischemia were not included in those studies. We present the acute cardiopulmonary responses of a 67-yr-old man with stable angina pectoris during a 34-min session of high-intensity aerobic interval training. Exercise was well tolerated with neither significant arrhythmia nor elevation of cardiac troponin-T. We observed a complete disappearance of symptoms and signs of myocardial ischemia after 24 mins of exercise. This observation is similar to the warm-up angina phenomenon, an adaptation to myocardial ischemia that remains poorly understood. We conclude that high-intensity aerobic interval training is a promising mode of training for patients with stable coronary heart disease that should also be investigated further in patients with exercise-induced ischemia.

  18. Percutaneous Device to Narrow the Coronary Sinus: Shifting Paradigm in the Treatment of Refractory Angina?

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    Daniela Benedetto

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Refractory angina pectoris is defined as a chronic debilitating condition characterized by the presence of chronic anginal symptoms due to a severe obstructive and/or diffuse coronary artery disease that cannot be controlled by the combination of medical therapy and / or revascularization (percutaneous or surgical. In addition the presence of myocardial ischemia as a cause of the symptoms must have been documented. The coronary sinus Reducer (CSR is a recently introduced percutaneous device to treat patients with severe anginal symptoms refractory to optimal medical therapy and not amenable to conventional revascularization. The purpose of this review is to describe the current evidence from available studies measuring the clinical effect of the CSR implantation on the health and well-being of patients with refractory angina.

  19. Angina severity predicts worse sleep quality after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Yilmaz, Seyhan; Aksoy, Eray; Doğan, Tolga; Diken, Adem İlkay; Yalcınkaya, Adnan; Ozşen, Kelime

    2016-09-01

    We sought to reveal whether the severity of angina pectoris affects sleep quality after elective coronary artery bypass grafting. Patients scheduled to undergo isolated coronary artery bypass grafting were divided into two groups, having a recent myocardial infarction (Group 1, n=22, mean age 59.40±7.79 years) or not having a recent myocardial infarction (Group 2, n=30, mean age 59.73±7.72 years). The assessment included the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Angina Score, the visual analogue scale for postoperative pain and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The two groups were similar in regard to baseline characteristics. Cross-clamp time was significantly higher (p=0.007) and the use of inotropes was significantly more common (p=0.01) in those patients with recent myocardial infarction compared to those without. Mean Canadian Cardiovascular Society scores were also higher in patients with recent myocardial infarction (p=0.02). Total Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index score was significantly higher in patients with recent myocardial infarction (8.45±3.50 vs. 5.03±2.32, respectively, psleep quality. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina score showed a significant positive correlation with poor sleep duration score (sleep disturbance score (p=0.02), day dysfunction due to sleepiness score (p=0.001), sleep efficiency score (p=0.003), overall sleep quality score (0.03) and total PSQI score (p=0.004). The severity of angina pectoris in the preoperative period is independently associated with worse sleep quality after elective isolated coronary artery bypass surgery. © The Author(s) 2016.

  20. Correlation between Timi Risk Score and Clinical Outcome in Patients with Unstable Angina Pectoris

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    Given Taking that the TIMI score is a major predictor of MACE, this study aimed to determine the value of the TIMI risk score in predicting poor outcomes (death, myocardial infarction, recurrent pain) in patients presenting with unstable angina pectoris in short-term observation. A total of 107 patients with APns were examined at the Clinical Centre Kragujevac and were included in the investigation. The TIMI score was determined on the first day of hospitalization. During hospitalization, the...

  1. A rare complication of tooth abscess--Ludwig's angina and mediastinitis.

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    Furst, I M; Ersil, P; Caminiti, M

    2001-06-01

    Deep neck infections are a rare but potentially fatal complication of pulpal abscess of the teeth. If an infection can progress rapidly from a toothache to a life-threatening infection, then it is critical that dentists be able to recognize the danger signs and identify the patients who are at risk. This article reviews a case of a seemingly innocuous toothache which rapidly progressed to Ludwig's angina and mediastinitis, and discusses how to recognize and manage these life-threatening infections.

  2. Ludwig angina, empyema, pulmonary infiltration, and pericarditis secondary to extraction of a tooth.

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    Strauss, H R; Tilghman, D M; Hankins, J

    1980-03-01

    A case of Ludwig angina after extraction of a mandibular third molar, progressing to pleural effusion and empyema, pericarditis, pulmonary infiltration, and pericardial effusion has been presented. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment as well as appropriate antibiotic and surgical therapy have been discussed. The practice of empirically prescribed antimicrobial agents has also been discussed, and the relevance of the organism E corrodans in oral infections has been emphasized.

  3. Computed tomography derived fractional flow reserve testing in stable patients with typical angina pectoris

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    Møller Jensen, Jesper; Erik Bøtker, Hans; Norling Mathiassen, Ole

    2017-01-01

    to the presence of typical angina pectoris, which according to local practice would have resulted in referral to ICA, (low-intermediate-risk, n = 593 [76%]; high-risk, n = 181 [24%]) with mean pre-test probability of CAD of 31 ± 16% and 67 ± 16%, respectively. Coronary CTA was performed in 745 (96%) patients...

  4. Chronic pseudo-angina left precordial chest pain caused by a thoracic meningioma

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    Azabou, Eric; Kumako, Vincent; Moussawi, Mahmoud; Berger, Colette; André-Obadia, Nathalie; Kocher, Laurence; Gonnaud, Pierre-Marie

    2013-01-01

    International audience; Left precordial chest pain (LPCP) evokes above all angina. Eliminating a cardiac origin is then always the first priority. When cardiac causes are eliminated, non-cardiac causes are sought in order to avoid leaving patients with undiagnosed or undifferentiated chest pain. There is a myriad of non-cardiac causes ranging from heartburn, panic attacks, pleurisy, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, Tietze syndrome, bruises and fractures of the ribs, to spine meningioma, neur...

  5. Nicorandil in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: literature review

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    Neda Partovi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Percutaneous coronary intervention is an option for the treatment of coronary artery disease such as acute coronary syndrome and stable angina.Acute coronary syndrome has two groups including acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina.Periprocedural myocardial infarction is a frequent and prognostically important complication of percutaneous coronary intervention and can be easily monitored by measuring myocardial enzymes. Coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is associated with poor prognosis. Even after recanalization, reperfusion injury often occurs including no-reflow or slow-flow in which sufficient myocardial blood flow cannot be obtained and results in a poor outcome of cardiac function in the long term.Nicorandil is the opener of the adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel and is known to have an antiarrhythmic effect and myocardial protective functions such as reduction of the coronary microvascular resistance by relaxing the smooth muscles of blood vessesl and preconditioning.In this literature review, we evaluate articles about acute coronary syndrome and stable angina undergoing PCI. 

  6. Longitudinal discharge trends and outcomes after hospitalization for mouth cellulitis and Ludwig angina.

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    Allareddy, Veerasathpurush; Rampa, Sankeerth; Nalliah, Romesh P; Allareddy, Veerajalandhar

    2014-11-01

    Objective is to provide longitudinal discharge trends and hospitalization outcomes in patients hospitalized because of mouth cellulitis or Ludwig angina. Nationwide Inpatient Sample for years 2004 to 2010 was used. All hospitalizations with primary diagnosis of cellulitis or Ludwig angina were selected. Discharge trends were examined. A total of 29,228 hospitalizations occurred as a result of mouth cellulitis/Ludwig angina; 55% of all hospitalizations were male patients; 68% were aged 21 to 60 years. Non-whites comprised close to 40%. The uninsured comprised 22.3%. Ninety-nine patients died in hospitals. The total hospitalization charges across the entire United States over the study period was $772.57 million. Factors associated with increased hospitalization charges included, age, co-morbid burden, insurance status, race, teaching status of hospital, and geographic location. Uninsured non-whites, those with high co-morbid burden, and those aged 21 to 60 years tended to be hospitalized consistently over the study period. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Terminalia arjuna in Chronic Stable Angina: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Navjot Kaur

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Terminalia arjuna is a popular Indian medicinal plant with its bark been used for over centuries as cardiotonic. The bark has been found to contain several bioactive compounds including saponins and flavonoids. A number of experimental and clinical studies have been conducted to explore therapeutic potential of Terminalia arjuna in cardiovascular ailments specially in patients of coronary heart disease. A number of narrative reviews have been done but no systematic review has been conducted to date. Objective. To systematically review and conduct a meta-analysis on the available literature evaluating the efficacy of Terminalia arjuna in patients of chronic stable angina. Study selection. We included randomised, pseudo-randomized and before-after comparative studies which compared Terminalia arjuna/commercial preparation of Terminalia arjuna with current standard/ conventional treatment regimens in patients with chronic stable angina. Findings. Studies were found to be of poor methodological design. We found no significant difference in the Terminalia arjuna group as compared to control arm in the outcomes for which we were able to pool data and undertake meta-analysis. Conclusions. Currently, the evidence is insufficient to draw any definite conclusions in favour of or against Terminalia arjuna in patients of chronic stable angina. Further, well-controlled multicentric clinical trials need to be conducted in large number of patients to explore the therapeutic potential of Terminalia arjuna if any.

  8. Mesenchymal stromal cell derived endothelial progenitor treatment in patients with refractory angina

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    Friis, Tina; Haack-Sørensen, Mandana; Mathiasen, Anders B

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Aims. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of intra-myocardial injection of autologous mesenchymal stromal cells derived endothelial progenitor cell (MSC) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and refractory angina in this first in man trial. Methods and resu......Abstract Aims. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of intra-myocardial injection of autologous mesenchymal stromal cells derived endothelial progenitor cell (MSC) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and refractory angina in this first in man trial. Methods...... and results. A total of 31 patients with stable CAD, moderate to severe angina and no further revascularization options, were included. Bone marrow MSC were isolated and culture expanded for 6-8 weeks. It was feasible and safe to establish in-hospital culture expansion of autologous MSC and perform intra......-myocardial injection of MSC. After six months follow-up myocardial perfusion was unaltered, but the patients increased exercise capacity (p Questionnaire (SAQ) evaluations (p

  9. ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION IN STABLE ANGINA AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION COMBINED WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

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    M. A. Popova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The research objective is to determine the state of endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent vasodilatation in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.Material and methods. In the cross-sectional study included 122 patients with CHD associated with COPD: 68 people of them are patients with stable angina without acute coronary events in history and 54 patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI. Comparison group comprised 53 patients with stable angina and 51 patients after STEMI without concomitant COPD. Patients were included if they met the following inclusion criteria: male, age <60 years, verified forms of CHD (stable angina, STEMI, documented with COPD without exacerbation and forced expiratory volume in 1 second > 30% in the groups with CHD and COPD. Arterial endothelial function was tested with high-resolution ultrasonography: brachial artery diameter was measured at rest, after flow increase (which causes endothelium-dependent dilatation, and after administration of sublingual nitroglycerin (an endothelium-independent dilator.Results. We found that endothelial dysfunction in patients with acute and chronic forms of CHD in combination with COPD are more pronounced than in isolated CHD.Conclusion. Expressed depression functional vascular reserve in patients with CHD associated with COPD, should be taken into account when conducting individualized therapy of these patients.

  10. COMPARISON BETAXOLOL AND METOPROLOL TARTRATE THERAPIES IN PATIENTS WITH ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATED WITH STABLE ANGINA

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    A. A. Anderzhanova

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To compare antihypertensive, antianginal and antiischemic efficacy of β1-selective adrenoblockers (betaxolol and metoprolol tartrate in patients with arterial hypertension (HT of 1-2 degree associated with stable angina class II.Material and methods. 100 patients (aged 23-66 y.o. with HT associated with stable angina or without angina were involved in the study. Patients were randomized into 2 groups (G1 and G2. G1 patients were treated with betaxolol, and G2 patients – with metoprolol tartrate. Ambulatory BP and electrocardiogram monitoring, exercise stress-test, echocardiography, evaluating of respiratory function, blood analysis was performed initially and in 30 and 90 days of treatment.Results. Target BP level was reached in 44 (88% patients treated with betaxolol (average daily dose 10±4 mg. 34 patients of G1 took 10 mg daily. Target BP level was reached in 41 (82% patients treated with metoprolol tartrate (average daily dose 150±27 mg. 30 patients of G2 took 150 mg daily. Exercise tolerance increased and a number of ischemic ST segment depressions reduced significantly in both groups. There were no significant differences in antihypertensive, antianginal, and antiischemic efficacy between groups.Conclusion. Betaxolol advantage is an ability to maintain target BP level more than 24 hours. A possibility to take betaxolol once a day raises patient’s compliance with therapy.

  11. [Оptimization of stable angina standard therapy in patients with concomitant osteoarthritis and obesity].

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    Teslenko, Iu V

    2013-11-01

    The aim of the study was to optimize standard therapy in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) associated with osteoarthritis (OA) and obesity through a combined, concomitant therapy of OA and obesity. To address this goal, on a background of standard therapy of stable angina was carried concomitant therapy of osteoarthritis and obesity, which included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, a selective COX-2 inhibitors, chondro-protective agents, anti-diabetic drug from the group of biguanides (metformin), a drug that affects the centers of hunger and reduces appetite in obese patients "Tsefamadar" (active ingredient Trituration Madara D4 - 250 mg), as well as diet with reduced energetic properties, number 8, and its modification: 8a (for obese patients with I-II degree), 80 (for obese patients III degree). As a result of the proposed method of treatment had improved the clinical course of CCH due to lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) and abdominal obesity indexes (AOI), which were characterized by decreasing the duration and frequency of angina attacks, reducing the number of nitroglycerin tablets taken, and also increased exercise tolerance (ET). Correction of carbohydrate metabolism on the background of metformin treatment, helped to improve lipid metabolism, suggesting greater efficiency of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) in patients with SAP on a background of the proposed method. The decrease in CRP levels in patients with SAP, combined with OA and obesity with concomitant therapy by the proposed method, indicates a decrease in systemic inflammation.

  12. Breviscapine Injection Improves the Therapeutic Effect of Western Medicine on Angina Pectoris Patients.

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    Chuan Wang

    Full Text Available To evaluate the beneficial and adverse effects of breviscapine injection in combination with Western medicine on the treatment of patients with angina pectoris. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Science Citation Index, EMBASE, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, the Wanfang Database, the Chongqing VIP Information Database and the China Biomedical Database were searched to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs that evaluated the effects of Western medicine compared to breviscapine injection plus Western medicine on angina pectoris patients. The included studies were analyzed using RevMan 5.1.0 software. The literature search yielded 460 studies, wherein 16 studies matched the selection criteria. The results showed that combined therapy using Breviscapine plus Western medicine was superior to Western medicine alone for improving angina pectoris symptoms (OR=3.77, 95% Cl: 2.76~5.15 and also resulted in increased electrocardiogram (ECG improvement (OR=2.77, 95% Cl: 2.16~3.53. The current evidence suggests that Breviscapine plus Western medicine achieved a superior therapeutic effect compared to Western medicine alone.

  13. Exercise-induced thallium-201 myocardial perfusion defects in angina pectoris without significant coronary artery stenosis

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    Nakazato, Masayasu; Maruoka, Yuji; Sunagawa, Osahiko; Kinjo, Kunihiko; Tomori, Masayuki; Fukiyama, Koshiro (Ryukyu Univ., Nishihara, Okinawa (Japan). School of Medicine)

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    We performed exercise thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy in 32 patients with angina pectoris to study the incidence of perfusion defects, who had no significant organic stenosis on coronary angiography. None of them had myocardial infarction or cardiomyopathy. Thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy and 12-lead ECG recording were performed during supine bicycle ergometer exercise. Perfusion defects in thallium-201 scintigrams in SPECT images were assessed during visual analysis by two observers. In the coronary angiograms obtained during intravenous infusion of nitroglycerin, the luminal diameter of 75% stenosis or less in the AHA classification was regarded as an insignificant organic stenosis. Myocardial perfusion defects in the thallium-201 scintigrams were detected in eight (25%) of the 32 patients. Six of these eight patients had variant angina documented during spontaneous attacks with ST elevations in standard 12-lead ECGs. Perfusion defects were demonstrated at the inferior or infero-posterior regions in six patients, one of whom had concomitant anteroseptal defect. The defects were not always accompanied by chest pain. All but one patient demonstrating inferior or inferoposterior defects showed ST depression in leads II, III and aV{sub F} on their ECGs, corresponding to inferior wall ischemia. The exception was a case with right bundle branch block. Thus, 25% of the patients with angina pectoris, who had no evidence of significant organic stenosis on their coronary angiograms, exhibited exercise-induced perfusion defects in their thallium-201 scintigrams. Coronary spasms might have caused myocardial ischemia in these patients. (author).

  14. COMPARISON BETAXOLOL AND METOPROLOL TARTRATE THERAPIES IN PATIENTS WITH ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATED WITH STABLE ANGINA

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    A. A. Anderzhanova

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To compare antihypertensive, antianginal and antiischemic efficacy of β1-selective adrenoblockers (betaxolol and metoprolol tartrate in patients with arterial hypertension (HT of 1-2 degree associated with stable angina class II.Material and methods. 100 patients (aged 23-66 y.o. with HT associated with stable angina or without angina were involved in the study. Patients were randomized into 2 groups (G1 and G2. G1 patients were treated with betaxolol, and G2 patients – with metoprolol tartrate. Ambulatory BP and electrocardiogram monitoring, exercise stress-test, echocardiography, evaluating of respiratory function, blood analysis was performed initially and in 30 and 90 days of treatment.Results. Target BP level was reached in 44 (88% patients treated with betaxolol (average daily dose 10±4 mg. 34 patients of G1 took 10 mg daily. Target BP level was reached in 41 (82% patients treated with metoprolol tartrate (average daily dose 150±27 mg. 30 patients of G2 took 150 mg daily. Exercise tolerance increased and a number of ischemic ST segment depressions reduced significantly in both groups. There were no significant differences in antihypertensive, antianginal, and antiischemic efficacy between groups.Conclusion. Betaxolol advantage is an ability to maintain target BP level more than 24 hours. A possibility to take betaxolol once a day raises patient’s compliance with therapy.

  15. Microfluidic assay of circulating endothelial cells in coronary artery disease patients with angina pectoris.

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    Shuiyu Chen

    Full Text Available Circulating endothelial cells (CECs are widely reported as a promising biomarker of endothelial damage/dysfunction in coronary artery disease (CAD. The two popular methods of CEC quantification include the use of immunomagnetic beads separation (IB and flow cytometry analysis (FC; however, they suffer from two main shortcomings that affect their diagnostic and prognostic responses: non-specific bindings of magnetic beads to non-target cells and a high degree of variability in rare cell identification, respectively. We designed a microfluidic chip with spatially staggered micropillars for the efficient harvesting of CECs with intact cellular morphology in an attempt to revisit the diagnostic goal of CEC counts in CAD patients with angina pectoris.A label-free microfluidic assay that involved an in-situ enumeration and immunofluorescent identification (DAPI+/CD146+/VEGFR1+/CD45- of CECs was carried out to assess the CEC count in human peripheral blood samples. A total of 55 CAD patients with angina pectoris [16 with chronic stable angina (CSA and 39 with unstable angina (UA], together with 15 heathy controls (HCs were enrolled in the study.CEC counts are significantly higher in both CSA and UA groups compared to the HC group [respective medians of 6.9, 10.0 and 1.5 cells/ml (p < 0.01]. Further, a significant elevation of CEC count was observed in the three UA subgroups [low risk (5.3 vs. intermediate risk (10.8 vs. high risk (18.0 cells/ml, p < 0.001 classified in accordance to the TIMI NSTEMI/UA risk score system. From the receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis, the AUCs for distinguishing CSA and UA from HC were 0.867 and 0.938, respectively. The corresponding sensitivities were 87.5% and 84.6% and the specificities were 66.7% and 86.7%, respectively.Our microfluidic assay system is efficient and stable for CEC capture and enumeration. The results showed that the CEC count has the potential to be a promising clinical biomarker for the

  16. VEGF gene therapy for angiogenesis in refractory angina: phase I/II clinical trial.

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    Kalil, Renato A K; Salles, Felipe Borsu de; Giusti, Imarilde Inês; Rodrigues, Clarissa Garcia; Han, Sang Won; Sant'Anna, Roberto Tofani; Ludwig, Eduardo; Grossman, Gabriel; Prates, Paulo Roberto Lunardi; Sant'anna, João Ricardo Michelin; Teixeira Filho, Guaracy Fernandes; Nardi, Nance Beyer; Nesralla, Ivo Abrahão

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    Safety, feasibility and early myocardial angiogenic effects evaluation of transthoracic intramyocardial phVEGF165 administration for refractory angina in no option patients. Cohort study, in which 13 patients with refractory angina under optimized clinical treatment where included, after cineangiograms had been evaluated and found unfeasible by surgeon and interventional cardiologist. Intramyocardial injections of 5 mL solution containing plasmidial VEGF165 where done over the ischemic area of myocardium identified by previous SPECT/Sestamibi scan. Evaluations included a SPECT scan, stress test, Minnesota QOL questionnaire and NYHA functional class and CCS angina class determinations. There were no deaths or new interventions during the study period. There were no significant variations in SPECT scans, QOL scores and stress tests results during medical treatment in the included patients. After the 3rd post operative month, there was improvement in SPECT segmental scores, SSS (18.38 ± 7.51 vs. 15.31 ± 7.29, P = 0.003) and SRS (11.92 ± 7.49 vs. 8.53 ± 6.68, P = 0.002). The ischemic area extension, however, had non-significant variation (23.38 ± 13.12% vs. 20.08 ± 13.88%, P = 0.1). Stress tests METs varied from 7.66 ± 4.47 pre to 10.29 ± 4.36 METs post-op (P = 0.08). QOL score improved from 48.23 ± 18.35 pre to 30.15 ± 20.13 post-op points (P = 0.02). NYHA class was 3.15 ± 0.38 pre vs. 1.77 ± 0.83 post-op (P = 0.001) and angina CCS class, 3.08 ± 0.64 vs. 1.77 ± 0.83 (P = 0.001). Intramyocardial VEGF165 therapy for refractory angina, in this small trial of no option patients, resulted feasible and safe. Early clinical and scintilographic data showed improvements in symptoms and myocardial perfusion, with regression of ischemia severity in treated areas.

  17. Five year prognosis in patients with angina identified in primary care: incident cohort study.

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    Buckley, Brian S

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the risk of acute myocardial infarction, invasive cardiac procedures, and mortality among patients with newly diagnosed angina over five years. DESIGN: Incident cohort study of patients with primary care data linked to secondary care and mortality data. SETTING: 40 primary care practices in Scotland. PARTICIPANTS: 1785 patients with a diagnosis of angina as their first manifestation of ischaemic heart disease, 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2001. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adjusted hazard ratios for acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass grafting, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, death from ischaemic heart disease, and all cause mortality, adjusted for demographics, lifestyle risk factors, and comorbidity at cohort entry. RESULTS: Mean age was 62.3 (SD 11.3). Male sex was associated with an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (hazard ratio 2.01, 95% confidence interval 1.35 to 2.97), death from ischaemic heart disease (2.80, 1.73 to 4.53), and all cause mortality (1.82, 1.33 to 2.49). Increasing age was associated with acute myocardial infarction (1.04, 1.02 to 1.06, per year of age increase), death from ischaemic heart disease (1.09, 1.06 to 1.11, per year of age increase), and all cause mortality (1.09, 1.07 to 1.11, per year of age increase). Smoking was associated with subsequent acute myocardial infarction (1.94, 1.31 to 2.89), death from ischaemic heart disease (2.12, 1.32 to 3.39), and all cause mortality (2.11, 1.52 to 2.95). Obesity was associated with death from ischaemic heart disease (2.01, 1.17 to 3.45) and all cause mortality (2.20, 1.52 to 3.19). Previous stroke was associated with all cause mortality (1.78, 1.13 to 2.80) and chronic kidney disease with death from ischaemic heart disease (5.72, 1.74 to 18.79). Men were more likely than women to have coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty after a diagnosis of angina; older people were less likely to

  18. Comparative effectiveness of Di'ao Xin Xue Kang capsule and Compound Danshen tablet in patients with symptomatic chronic stable angina.

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    Yu, Yanan; Hu, Siyuan; Li, Guoxin; Xue, Jie; Li, Zhuoming; Liu, Xiangling; Yang, Xiyan; Dong, Bo; Wang, Donghai; Wang, Xiaofeng; Liu, Shurong; Liu, Jun; Chen, Bingwei; Wang, Liying; Liu, Songshan; Chen, Qiguang; Shen, Chunti; Wang, Zhong; Wang, Yongyan

    2014-11-14

    A high proportion of patients with stable angina remains symptomatic despite multiple treatment options. Di'ao Xinxuekang (XXK) capsule and Compound Danshen (CDS) tablet have been approved for treating angina pectoris for more than 20 years in China. We compare the anti-anginal effectiveness of XXK capsule and CDS tablet in patients with symptomatic chronic stable angina. A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group, superiority trial was conducted in 4 study sites. 733 patients with symptomatic chronic stable angina were included in the full analysis set. The primary outcomes were the proportion of patients who were angina-free and the proportion of patients with normal electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings during 20 weeks treatment. Compared with CDS, XXK significantly increased the proportion of angina-free patients, but no significant difference was noted in the proportion of patients with normal ECG recordings. Weekly angina frequency and nitroglycerin use were significantly reduced with XXK versus CDS at week 20. Moreover, XXK also improved the quality of life of angina patients as measured by the SAQ score and Xueyu Zheng (a type of TCM syndrome) score. We demonstrate that XXK capsule is more effective for attenuating anginal symptoms and improving quality of life in patients with symptomatic chronic stable angina, compared with CDS tablet.

  19. Cost-utility of ranolazine for the symptomatic treatment of patients with chronic angina pectoris in Spain.

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    Hidalgo-Vega, Alvaro; Ramos-Goñi, Juan Manuel; Villoro, Renata

    2014-12-01

    Ranolazine is an antianginal agent that was approved in the EU in 2008 as an add-on therapy for symptomatic chronic angina pectoris treatment in patients who are inadequately controlled by, or are intolerant to, first-line antianginal therapies. These patients' quality of life is significantly affected by more frequent angina events, which increase the risk of revascularization. To assess the cost-utility of ranolazine versus placebo as an add-on therapy for the symptomatic treatment of patients with chronic angina pectoris in Spain. A decision tree model with 1-year time horizon was designed. Transition probabilities and utility values for different angina frequencies were obtained from the literature. Costs were obtained from Spanish official DRGs for patients with chronic angina pectoris. We calculated the incremental cost-utility ratio of using ranolazine compared with a placebo. Sensitivity analyses, by means of Monte Carlo simulations, were performed. Acceptability curves and expected value of perfect information were calculated. The incremental cost-utility ratio was €8,455 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) per patient in Spain. Sensitivity analyses showed that if the decision makers' willingness to pay is €15,000 per QALY, the treatment with ranolazine will be cost effective at a 95 % level of confidence. The incremental cost-utility ratio is particularly sensitive to changes in utility values of those non-hospitalized patients with mild or moderate angina frequency. Ranolazine is a highly efficient add-on therapy for the symptomatic treatment of chronic angina pectoris in patients who are inadequately controlled by, or intolerant to, first-line antianginal therapies in Spain.

  20. [Impacts on neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in patients of chronic stable angina pectoris treated with acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6)].

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    Wang, Momg; Chen, Hui; Lu, Shengfeng; Wang, Jianfei; Zhang, Wei; Zhu, Bingmei

    2015-05-01

    To observe the clinical efficacy on chronic stable angina pectoris treated with acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and explore the impacts of acupuncture on peripheral blood neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in the patients of stable angina pectoris. Thirty patients of chronic stable angina pectoris met the inclusive criteria were randomized into an acupuncture group (15 cases) and a medication group (15 cases), and a healthy control group (15 cases of the same ages) was set up separately. In the acupuncture group, at the same time of the basic medication, acupuncture was applied to bilateral Neiguan (PC 6), once every two days, 3 days a week, totally for 4 weeks. In the medication group, the basic medication was applied, without acupuncture intervention. In the healthy control group, no any intervention was applied. The attack frequency of angina pectoris, dose of nitrogly-cerin, the evaluation of visual analogue scale (VAS), Seattle angina questionnaire (SAQ), the six-minute walking test (6MWT), the self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) and the self-rating depression scale (SDS) were observed before and after treatment in the subjects. Additionally, the peripheral blood cells were detected to analyze specifically the changes in NLR before and after treatment and observe the relationship between NLR and clinical efficacy. Compared with the medication group, the attack frequency of angina pectoris was reduced within 30 days (Pacupuncture group. The differences in 6 MWT, SAS and SDS were not significant between the two groups after treatment (all P>0.05). Additionally, compared with the medication group, in 30 days of acupuncture, NLR was reduced apparently in the acupuncture group (PAcupuncture relieves the clinical symptoms of chronic stable angina pectoris, but has not apparent effects on motor ability and psychological health. Corresponding to that before treatment, the decreased NRL in the patients of acupuncture group suggests the potential good prognosis on coronary

  1. Haemostasis factors in angina pectoris; relation to gender, age and acute-phase reaction. Results of the ECAT Angina Pectoris Study Group.

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    Haverkate, F; Thompson, S G; Duckert, F

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    The ECAT Angina Pectoris Study is a European multicentre study with the aim of investigating the pathogenetic and predictive role of haemostatic factors in the progression of coronary heart disease. It is the largest study performed up to now with regard to both the number of patients with angina pectoris (n = 3043) and the number of haemostasis assays (n = 23) included. The present paper presents baseline cross-sectional data with particular reference to the relationship of haemostatic factors with each other and with the coronary risk factors age, gender and acute-phase reaction (1). Two clusters of haemostatic factors could be distinguished in which each variable was correlated (P < 0.001) to every other variable: (a) Eight fibrinolysis assays including t-PA, PAI-1 and euglobulin clot lysis time (ECLT), for which PAI-1 appeared to be the dominating factor; (b) antithrombin III, protein C, alpha 2-antiplasmin and plasminogen, the interdependence of which has no obvious explanation. (2). Twelve out of the 23 haemostasis assays were associated (P < or = 0.01) with age. Except for alpha 2-antiplasmin, these relationships indicated an increased tendency to thrombosis with increasing age. (3). Gender differences found in 14 haemostasis parameters do not indicate a consistent difference in the tendency to thrombosis between men and women. Eight haemostasis parameters were on average higher in female than in male patients in the age group over 50 years. (4). C-reactive protein, an acute-phase reactant, was positively correlated (P < 0.001) with fibrinogen, factor VIIIc, von Willebrand factor, the fibrinolysis assays t-PA, PAI-1, ECLT and plasminogen.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  2. Attenuated systemic microvascular function in men with coronary artery disease is associated with angina but not explained by atherosclerosis.

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    Strain, W David; Hughes, Alun D; Mayet, Jamil; Wright, Andrew R; Kooner, Jaspal; Chaturvedi, Nish; Shore, Angela C

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    Refractory angina is the occurrence of clinical symptoms despite maximal therapy. We investigated associations between microvascular function, atherosclerotic burden, and clinical symptoms in subjects with CAD. Skin microvascular response to heating and ischemia was assessed in 167 male volunteers by laser Doppler fluximetry; 82 with CAD on maximal therapy and 85 with no known CAD (noCAD). CAC scores, carotid IMT, and femoral IMT were measured and symptoms were scored using the Rose angina questionnaire. Patients with CAD had poorer microvascular response to heating (114[95% CI 106-122]au CAD vs. 143[134-153]au no CAD; p microvascular function. Forty-two percent of the CAD group had refractory angina. This was associated with impaired microvascular function compared to those with elevated CAC scores but no symptoms (109 [95-124]au vs. 131[122-140]au; p = 0.008). Men with symptomatic CAD have poorer microvascular function compared to individuals without CAD. Microvascular function does not correlate with atherosclerosis, but is impaired in individuals with refractory angina. Microvascular dysfunction may play a role in the symptomatology of angina. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. The Clinical Efficacy of Yindanxinnaotong Soft Capsule in the Treatment of Stroke and Angina Pectoris: A Meta-Analysis

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    Long Cheng

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    Full Text Available Objective. To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy of Yindanxinnaotong (YD soft capsule in adult patients with cardiovascular diseases (stroke and angina pectoris. Methods. We electronically searched databases including Medline, PubMed, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI, Cqvip Database (VIP, and Wanfang Database for published articles of randomized controlled trials (RCTs of YD capsule in treating stroke and angina pectoris. The meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5.3 software. Results. 49 RCTs involving 6195 subjects with cardiovascular diseases (angina pectoris and stroke were included. Compared with western conventional medicine (WCM and/or other Chinese medicines, YD plus WCM therapeutic regimen could significantly improve the efficacy rate (RR = 1.21, 95% CI (1.17, 1.25, P<0.00001 for angina pectoris, RR = 1.24, 95% CI (1.18, 1.31, P<0.00001 for stroke, showing the clinical value. In addition, the therapeutic efficiency of WCM plus YD capsule regimen is better than that of WCM alone in improving CRP (MD = −2.07, 95% CI (−3.97, −0.17, P=0.03 <0.05 and TG (MD = −0.37, 95% CI (−0.52, −0.23, P<0.0001. Conclusion. YD is effective in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases (angina pectoris and stroke in adults, and WCM plus YD therapeutic regimen can significantly improve the effective rate in the clinic.

  4. The safety and efficacy of enhanced external counterpulsation as a treatment for angina in patients with aortic stenosis.

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    Braverman, Debra L; Braitman, Len; Figueredo, Vincent M; Figeuredo, Vincent M

    2013-02-01

    Comorbid aortic stenosis (AS) has been considered a precaution when applying enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) to individuals with angina due to concerns about treatment-related hemodynamic changes. The aim of this study was to determine whether EECP safely reduces symptoms of myocardial ischemia and improves hemodynamics in individuals with AS. Forty-three patients with AS (average age, 73 years; 86% male) and 43 comparison patients without AS were chosen from a database of 1327 EECP patients. Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Functional Angina Classification, diastolic augmentation ratio, and blood pressure were measured at baseline and on completion of the course of EECP. Thirty-five of the 43 patients with AS (81%, 95% CI: 66.6% to 91.6%) and 38 of the 43 without AS (88%, 95% CI: 74.9% to 96.1%) improved in angina class (P angina class outcome was not associated with AS severity (P = 0.55). The percentage of patients with diastolic augmentation ratio ≥1.0 was 16.3% in both groups at baseline and improved to 39.5% in AS patients and 37.2% in non-AS patients after EECP (both P = 0.002). The average decreases in systolic blood pressure in subjects with AS (-15 mm Hg, 95% CI: 11 to 20, P Angina patients with AS who undergo EECP had clinically important symptomatic and hemodynamic improvements comparable to their non-AS counterparts. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Coronary Artery Disease and Angina: Analysis of the Irbesartan in Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Systolic Function Trial.

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    Badar, Athar A; Perez-Moreno, Ana Cristina; Hawkins, Nathaniel M; Jhund, Pardeep S; Brunton, Alan P T; Anand, Inder S; McKelvie, Robert S; Komajda, Michel; Zile, Michael R; Carson, Peter E; Gardner, Roy S; Petrie, Mark C; McMurray, John J V

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    The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD), angina, and clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction enrolled in the irbesartan in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function (I-Preserve) trial. The mean follow-up period for the 4128 patients enrolled in I-Preserve was 49.5 months. Patients were divided into 4 mutually exclusive groups according to history of CAD and angina: patients with no history of CAD or angina (n=2008), patients with no history of CAD but a history of angina (n=649), patients with a history of CAD but no angina (n=468), and patients with a history of CAD and angina (n=1003); patients with no known CAD or angina were the reference group. After adjustment for other prognostic variables using Cox proportional-hazard models, patients with CAD but no angina were found to be at higher risk of all-cause mortality (hazard ratio [HR], 1.58 [1.22-2.04]; P<0.01) and sudden death (HR, 2.12 [1.33-3.39]; P<0.01), compared with patients with no CAD or angina. Patients with CAD and angina were also at higher risk of all-cause mortality (HR, 1.29 [1.05-1.59]; P=0.02) and sudden death (HR, 1.83 [1.24-2.69]; P<0.01) compared with the same reference group and had the highest risk of unstable angina or myocardial infarction (HR, 5.84 [3.43-9.95]; P<0.01). Patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction and CAD are at higher risk of all-cause mortality and sudden death when compared with those without CAD. URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT00095238. © 2015 American Heart Association, Inc.

  6. Relationship between CRP and clinical course of unstable angina depends on assay method.

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    de Maat, Moniek P M; Haverkate, Frits; Kluft, Cornelis

    2002-08-01

    The CRP concentration has been identified as a cardiovascular risk factor in healthy volunteers and in patients with stable and unstable angina pectoris. There is little information about the comparability of the results of different CRP assays and it has also not been evaluated whether different assays give different associations with risk. We studied this in the APRAIS study, a study on 211 patients with unstable angina pectoris who were admitted to hospital and in whom we studied the association between the CRP concentration on admission and the in-hospital clinical course (refractiviness to medication). We used two different immunological methods: an in-house ELISA using polyclonal rabbit anti-human CRP antibodies as catching and tagging antibody and a commercial nephelometric method (Dade-Behring). The analytical variation was much smaller for the nephelometric method than for the in-house ELISA. Both methods gave higher levels in the refractory group than in the stabilized group, but only for the nephelometric method was this difference significant. Also, when the relative risk is calculated, it is clear that the more accurate nephelometric method can better discriminate between the two groups [RR 2.19 (95% CI 0.94-5.11) for the nephelometric method and RR 1.30 (95% CI 0.56-3.03) for the ELISA]. In conclusion, the nephelometric method measures the CRP concentration with a smaller intra- and interassay variation. The nephelometric method can also better discriminate between unstable angina patients who will be stabilized and those who are refractory during hospitalization.

  7. Antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae and clinical course in patients with unstable angina pectoris.

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    de Maat, M P; Ossewaarde, J M; Verheggen, P W; Kluft, C; Cats, V M; Haverkate, F

    2000-12-01

    Inflammation is one of the most important mechanisms that contribute to coronary artery disease (CAD). One of the micro-organisms that is mentioned as a source of the inflammation is Chlamydia pneumoniae. In this study, we investigated the relationship between titres of IgG and IgA antibodies to C. pneumoniae and the clinical course, during hospitalisation and during an 18-month follow-up, in 211 patients admitted to hospital with unstable angina pectoris. Slightly more patients who were refractory during their hospitalisation were positive for C. pneumoniae antibodies than patients who could be stabilised by drug treatment (53 vs. 43%, for IgG and 16 vs. 11% for IgA, respectively)(n.s.). In logistic regression analysis no significant predictive values were observed for the relationship between antibody titres and clinical course. The antibody titres to C. pneumoniae were lower in the unstable angina patients who had plasma levels of interleukin-10 (IL-10) above 5 pg/ml than in the patients with levels below 5 pg/ml, and higher in smokers than in non-smokers. No associations were observed between antibody titres to C. pneumoniae and C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), age, total cholesterol levels, fibrin degradation products (FDP), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). In conclusion, there was no significant association between antibody titres to C. pneumoniae and risk of events during hospitalisation and the 18-month follow-up period in patients admitted for unstable angina pectoris.

  8. DIAGNÓSTICO DE ENFERMAGEM RISCO DE QUEDAS EM PACIENTES COM ANGINA INSTÁVEL

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    ALLYNE FORTES VITOR

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El riesgo de caídas puede ser considerado como fenómeno o diagnóstico de enfermería. Investigaciones han relacionado directamente isquemias de miocardio, como la angina inestable y el riesgo de caer. La meta de este estudio fue analizar el diagnóstico de enfermería Riesgo de caídas en casos de angina inestable a través de estudio transversal realizado en 57 individuos internados en un hospital académico, mediante examen físico y cuestionario. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizaron test de chi cuadrado, test exacto de Fisher, Mann-Whitney, test-t y Coeficiente Phi (p <0,05. El Riesgo de caídas fue el diagnóstico de enfermería más preponderante (87,71%, especialmente en los hombres, mayores, con menos años de estudio y renta inferior. Presencia de angina inestable, hipertensión arterial, remedios contra hipertensión, enfermedad vascular, dificultades visuales e insomnio presentaron asociación con el diagnóstico de enfermería Riesgo de caídas. Se concluye que es imprescindible el desarrollo de parámetros claros y objetivos para medir con más precisión el riesgo de caídas en el ámbito de un hospital.

  9. Alteration in metabolic signature and lipid metabolism in patients with angina pectoris and myocardial infarction.

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    Ju Yeon Park

    Full Text Available Lipid metabolites are indispensable regulators of physiological and pathological processes, including atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD. However, the complex changes in lipid metabolites and metabolism that occur in patients with these conditions are incompletely understood. We performed lipid profiling to identify alterations in lipid metabolism in patients with angina and myocardial infarction (MI. Global lipid profiling was applied to serum samples from patients with CAD (angina and MI and age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched healthy subjects using ultra-performance liquid chromatography/quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry and multivariate statistical analysis. A multivariate analysis showed a clear separation between the patients with CAD and normal controls. Lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC and lysophosphatidylethanolamine (lysoPE species containing unsaturated fatty acids and free fatty acids were associated with an increased risk of CAD, whereas species of lysoPC and lyso-alkyl PC containing saturated fatty acids were associated with a decreased risk. Additionally, PC species containing palmitic acid, diacylglycerol, sphingomyelin, and ceramide were associated with an increased risk of MI, whereas PE-plasmalogen and phosphatidylinositol species were associated with a decreased risk. In MI patients, we found strong positive correlation between lipid metabolites related to the sphingolipid pathway, sphingomyelin, and ceramide and acute inflammatory markers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. The results of this study demonstrate altered signatures in lipid metabolism in patients with angina or MI. Lipidomic profiling could provide the information to identity the specific lipid metabolites under the presence of disturbed metabolic pathways in patients with CAD.

  10. Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes In Patients With Angina Pectoris Presenting With Bundle Branch Block

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    Bansilal, Sameer; Aneja, Ashish; Mathew, Verghese; Reeder, Guy S.; Smars, Peter A.; Lennon, Ryan J.; Wiste, Heather J.; Traverse, Kay; Farkouh, Michael E.

    2011-01-01

    The long-term outcomes of unselected patients with angina pectoris and a bundle branch block (BBB) on the initial electrocardiogram are not well established. The Olmsted County Chest Pain Study is a community-based cohort of 2271 consecutive patients presenting to three Olmsted County emergency departments with angina from 1985 to 1992. Patients were followed for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) including death, myocardial infarction, stroke and revascularization at 30 days and over a median follow-up period of 7.3 years and for mortality only through a median of 16.6 years. Cox models were used to estimate the associations between bundle branch block and cardiovascular outcomes. The mean age of the cohort on presentation was 63 years, with 58% men. MACE at 30 days occurred in 11% with RBBB, 8.8 % with LBBB and 6.4 % in patients without BBB (p=0.17). Over a median follow-up of 7.3 years, patients with BBB were at higher risk for MACE (RBBB HR 1.85, 95% CI 1.44–2.38; p<0.001 and LBBB HR 2.04, 95% CI 1.62–2.56; p<0.001) compared to those without BBB. Over a median of 16.6 years, both BBB groups had lower survival rates than patients without BBB (RBBB HR 2.19, 95% CI 1.73–2.78; p<0.001 and LBBB HR 3.32, 95% CI 2.67–4.13; p ≤ 0.001), but after adjustment for multiple risk factors, an increased risk of mortality for LBBB remained significant. In conclusion, the appearance of LBBB or RBBB in patients presenting with angina predicts adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes compared to patients without BBB. PMID:21439535

  11. PHARMACOECONOMIC ASPECTS OF NICOTINE ADDICTION TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH ANGINA REQUIRING CARDIAC SURGERY

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    A. V. Rudakova

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Smoking is a major risk factor in patients with angina pectoris. Interventions that facilitate the rejection of it are an important part of the treatment. Aim. To analyze the cost effectiveness of the partial agonist of nicotinic receptors, varenicline, in patients with angina who require cardiac interventions. Material and methods. The estimation was conducted using a Markov model based on the results of clinical trials and epidemiological studies. The cost of treatment of complications were calculated on the basis of compulsory medical insurance rates for St. Petersburg in 2011. Results. The varenicline therapy in 70-year-old patients before cardiac surgery reduces hospital mortality at an extremely high cost-effectiveness (the cost of preventing one death - 148.8 thousand rubles. The cost/effectiveness ratio in the analysis for the period of survival of patients in this situation was 31.3 thousand rubles for 1 additional year of life. Life expectancy will be increased by an average of 0.147 years. Analysis for the period of survival of 50-year-old patients has shown that in patients after cardiac surgery cost-effectiveness of varenicline is extremely high (in the analysis from the perspective of the health care system the cost/effectiveness ratio was 36.0 thousand rubles for 1 additional year of life, in the analysis, taking into account the social perspective – 17.9 thousand rubles for 1 additional year of life. Increase in the life expectancy of 50 year-old patients will be 0.291 year in average. Conclusion. Varenicline therapy of patients with angina pectoris is the economy before cardiac surgery , and after their execution, and this applies not only young, but older patients. The desirability of varenicline including to federal and regional programs to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is shown.

  12. PHARMACOECONOMIC ASPECTS OF NICOTINE ADDICTION TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH ANGINA REQUIRING CARDIAC SURGERY

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    A. V. Rudakova

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Smoking is a major risk factor in patients with angina pectoris. Interventions that facilitate the rejection of it are an important part of the treatment. Aim. To analyze the cost effectiveness of the partial agonist of nicotinic receptors, varenicline, in patients with angina who require cardiac interventions. Material and methods. The estimation was conducted using a Markov model based on the results of clinical trials and epidemiological studies. The cost of treatment of complications were calculated on the basis of compulsory medical insurance rates for St. Petersburg in 2011. Results. The varenicline therapy in 70-year-old patients before cardiac surgery reduces hospital mortality at an extremely high cost-effectiveness (the cost of preventing one death - 148.8 thousand rubles. The cost/effectiveness ratio in the analysis for the period of survival of patients in this situation was 31.3 thousand rubles for 1 additional year of life. Life expectancy will be increased by an average of 0.147 years. Analysis for the period of survival of 50-year-old patients has shown that in patients after cardiac surgery cost-effectiveness of varenicline is extremely high (in the analysis from the perspective of the health care system the cost/effectiveness ratio was 36.0 thousand rubles for 1 additional year of life, in the analysis, taking into account the social perspective – 17.9 thousand rubles for 1 additional year of life. Increase in the life expectancy of 50 year-old patients will be 0.291 year in average. Conclusion. Varenicline therapy of patients with angina pectoris is the economy before cardiac surgery , and after their execution, and this applies not only young, but older patients. The desirability of varenicline including to federal and regional programs to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is shown.

  13. Sulfotanshinone Sodium Injection for Unstable Angina Pectoris: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Xuelan Qiu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To assess the effect of sulfotanshinone sodium injection for unstable angina. Methods. We searched for published and unpublished studies up to June 2011. We included randomized controlled trials that confoundedly addressed the effect of sulfotanshinone sodium injection in the treatment of unstable angina. Results. Twenty-five studies involving 2,377 people were included. There was no evidence that sulfotanshinone sodium alone had better or worse effects to routine western medicine treatments in improving clinical symptoms (RR 1.00, 95% CI 0.90 to 1.11 and ECG (RR 0.97, 95% CI 0.87 to 1.09. However, there was evidence that sulfotanshinone sodium combined with western medications was a better treatment option than western medications alone in improving clinical symptoms (RR 1.28, 95% CI 1.23 to 1.3, ECG (RR 1.26, 95% CI 1.18 to 1.35, C-reaction protein (mean difference 2.10, 95% CI 1.63 to 2.58, and IL-6 (mean difference −3.85, 95% CI −4.10 to −3.60. There was no difference between sulfotanshinone sodium plus western medications and western medications alone affecting mortality (RR 0.50, 95% CI 0.02 to 12.13. Conclusion. Compared with western medications alone, sulfotanshinone sodium combined with western medications may provide more benefits for patients with unstable angina. Further large-scale high-quality trials are warranted.

  14. A Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet Reversed Angina without Medications or Procedures

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    Daniele Massera

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    Full Text Available A 60-year-old man presented with typical angina and had a positive stress test. He declined both drug therapy and invasive testing. Instead, he chose to adopt a whole-food plant-based diet, which consisted primarily of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, potatoes, beans, legumes, and nuts. His symptoms improved rapidly, as well as his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Plant-based diets have been associated with improved plasma lipids, diabetes control, coronary artery disease and with a reduction in mortality. Adoption of this form of lifestyle therapy should be among the first recommendations for patients with atherosclerosis.

  15. Transient myocardial ischemia after abrupt withdrawal of antianginal therapy in chronic stable angina

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    = 22) as regards the occurrence of cardiac events and total ischemic activity detected by ambulatory monitoring. Reinstitution of medical therapy was required in 6 patients (4 in group 1 and 2 in group 2). Ambulatory monitoring was initiated for 36 hours on 3 occasions: before withdrawal, and again 2...... less than 0.05). These results indicate that a rebound increase in ischemic activity (mainly silent) occurs after abrupt withdrawal of beta-receptor blockade in patients with chronic stable angina. This increase in ischemic activity may be caused by increased myocardial oxygen demand....

  16. Overinflation of a King LT Extraglottic Airway Device Mimicking Ludwig's Angina.

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    Dumbarton, Tristan C; Hung, Orlando R; Kent, Blaine

    2016-02-15

    In this report, we describe the case of a young female with Down syndrome who presented to the anesthesia service after pulseless electrical activity arrest with a King LT(S)-D extraglottic airway device in situ. She had multiple predictors of difficult intubation, including what appeared to be a submental mass consistent with Ludwig's angina. She went on to receive an urgent tracheotomy because of those predictors but had full resolution of the submental mass on removal of the extraglottic airway device, which had been overinflated at the time of insertion. We outline the various techniques to establish a definitive airway with an extraglottic device in place.

  17. Management of Ludwig's Angina in Pregnancy: A Review of 10 Cases.

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    Osunde, Od; Bassey, Go; Ver-Or, N

    2014-05-01

    Ludwig's angina is a rapidly spreading cellulitis that may produce upper airway obstruction often leading to death. The present paper reviews the management of Ludwig's angina in the third trimester of pregnancy. The inherent dangers to the mother and her unborn child are highlighted. The case files of pregnant patients who had emergent incision and drainage for life-threatening facial cellulitis at the maxillofacial unit of the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in Kano, Nigeria, over a 2 year period were retrieved and demographic and clinical characteristics were retrospectively obtained and analyzed descriptively using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version 13.0, for Windows, September 2004, Chicago, Illinois). Comparative statistics were determined using Pearson's Chi-square, Fisher's exact tests and independent t tests as appropriate. A P value of less than 0.05 was considered significant. A total of 10 patients were seen within the study period, age ranges from 23 to 40 years, mean 29.5 (5.3) years. Majority of the women were in their third decade [60% (6/10)] while the remaining 40% (4/10) were in their fourth decade of life. Two of the patients presented within the period of less than 1 week of onset of symptoms while those who presented within the periods of 1-2 weeks and periods of over 2 weeks accounted for 50% (5/10) and 30% (3/10) respectively. All the patients presented during the third trimester of their pregnancy and odontogenic infections were responsible for 80% (8/10) of the Ludwig's angina. There were 20% mortality among the patients and this was significant for those with underlying systemic conditions (P = 0.02). The time of presentation was not significant for the survival rate of the gravid patient (P = 0.36) but was significant for survival of the fetus (P = 0.01). During a life-threatening infectious situation such as Ludwig's angina, risks of maternal and fetal morbidity include both septicemia and asphyxia. Attending

  18. [Diagnostic and treatment of necrotizing cervical fascitis. Clinical course after a Ludwig angina].

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    Díaz Manzano, J A; Cegarra Navarro, M F; Medina Banegas, A; López Meseguer, E

    2006-01-01

    The Ludwig angina is an infection of the base of the mouth and submandibular region, frecuently after a dental extraction or a piece in bad state. When it surpassees the milohioid muscle it extends dissecting the superficial aponeurotic planes, and can evolve to a necrotisant fascitis. We present the case of a 67 years old man with a painful tumefaction of the mouth base and submandibular region. The CT reflected an heterogenous submaxilar lesion that extended by the deep cervical fascia introducing itself in the thorax. Under antibiotic treatment the pus was drained by cervicotomy, with daily cures during 3 weeks.

  19. A CASE OF LUDWiG ANGiNA ENDING WITH MORTALITY

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    Abdullah Onur Goksel; ilhan Topaloglu; Yavuz Atar; Ziya Salturk

    2013-01-01

    Ludwig angina is a serious infection which is defines as edema, quickly progressing gangrenous sellulitis of soft tissues in neck and flor of the mouth. Airway obstruction is the most common cause of death. We present a case who applied to our outpatient clinic with a swelling under jaw and neck and was dignosed a a Ludwig Anjina. Broad spectrum antibiotherapy was given and followed without tracheotomy. He died because of cardiac arrest. [J Contemp Med 2013; 3(2.000): 112-115

  20. A CASE OF LUDWiG ANGiNA ENDING WITH MORTALITY

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    Full Text Available Ludwig angina is a serious infection which is defines as edema, quickly progressing gangrenous sellulitis of soft tissues in neck and flor of the mouth. Airway obstruction is the most common cause of death. We present a case who applied to our outpatient clinic with a swelling under jaw and neck and was dignosed a a Ludwig Anjina. Broad spectrum antibiotherapy was given and followed without tracheotomy. He died because of cardiac arrest. [J Contemp Med 2013; 3(2.000: 112-115

  1. Spinal Cord Stimulation for Refractory Angina Pectoris: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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    Pan, Xiaoxiao; Bao, Hongguang; Si, Yanna; Xu, Chenjie; Chen, Hao; Gao, Xianzhong; Xie, Xinyi; Xu, Yajie; Sun, Fan; Zeng, Lingqing

    2017-06-01

    Paresthesia-free stimulation such as high frequency and burst have been demonstrated as effective therapies for neuropathic pain. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the treatment of refractory angina pectoris (RAP). Relevant randomized controlled trials that investigated SCS for patients with RAP were comprehensively searched in Medline, Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library. Five meta-analyses were performed examining the changes in Canadian Cardiovascular Society classes, exercise time, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) scores of pain, Seattle Angina Questionnaire, and nitroglycerin use in RAP patients after SCS therapy. We analyzed standardized mean differences (MD) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for each outcome by Review Manager 5.0 and STATA 12.0. A total of 12 randomized controlled trials involving 476 RAP patients were identified. A trend of reduction in the angina frequency (MD=-9.03, 95% CI, -15.70 to -2.36) and nitroglycerin consumption (MD=-0.64, 95% CI, -0.84 to -0.45) could be observed in the SCS group. Compared with the control group, SCS showed benefit on increasing exercise time (MD=0.49, 95% CI, 0.13-0.85) and treatment satisfaction (MD=6.87, 95% CI, 2.07-11.66) with decreased VAS scores of pain (MD=-0.50, 95% CI, -0.81 to -0.20) and disease perception (MD=-8.34, 95% CI, -14.45 to -2.23). However, the result did not reach the significance level in terms of physical limitation (95% CI, -8.75 to 3.38; P=0.39) or angina stability (95% CI, -7.55 to 3.67; P=0.50). The current meta-analysis suggested that SCS was a potential alternative in the treatment of PAP patients. Further investigation for finding the appropriate intensity of stimulation is required before this treatment should be widely recommended and applied.

  2. Chest pain after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable angina

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    Full Text Available Chao-Chien Chang,1–3 Yueh-Chung Chen,4,5 Eng-Thiam Ong,1 Wei-Cheng Chen,1 Chia-Hsiu Chang,1 Kuan-Jen Chen,1 Cheng-Wen Chiang1 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; 2Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; 3Department of Pharmacology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; 4Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital Ren-Ai branch, Taipai, Taiwan, ROC; 5Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI has been widely used to treat acute coronary syndrome but is only recommended as an additional treatment to medical therapy and risk modification in patients with refractory or progressing angina. The number of PCI in this patient population is still increasing. Post-PCI chest pain (PPCP is one of the common problems of PCI. Its presentation and causes in patients with stable angina are poorly understood.Patients and methods: This study retrospectively collected clinical information of 167 patients who had stable angina and underwent elective PCI, including 70 patients with PPCP 24 hours after procedure and 97 patients without PPCP. The incidence and predictors of PPCP were analyzed.Results: The incidence of PPCP was 41.9% (70/167. Compared with non-PPCP patients, PPCP patients had more abnormal post-PCI electrocardiogram (ECG changes (new Q-waves, ST-segment shifts, or T-waves inversion and serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI elevation, more PCI vessels, and stent placement (all P<0.05. More PPCP patients required repeat revascularization than non-PPCP patients after PCI (P=0.043. PPCP was correlated with abnormal post-PCI ECG changes (P<0.0001, cTnI elevation (P<0.0001, post-PCI serum level of cTnI (P<0.0001, number of stents placed (P=0.009, and pre-PCI cTnI level (P=0.049. The strongest predictors of

  3. Ludwig's angina in children anesthesiologist's nightmare: Case series and review of literature

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    Maitree Pandey

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    Full Text Available Ludwig's angina is potentially lethal, rapidly spreading cellulitis of the floor of mouth and neck. The anticipated difficult airway becomes even more challenging when it occurs in children. In children, the larynx is positioned relatively higher in the neck, and one does not have the option for blind nasal intubation or awake fiberoptic, which otherwise is the technique of choice in adult patients. We present the clinical course of 16 children and highlight various problems encountered during the anesthetic management of six children who required emergency surgical drainage under general anesthesia.

  4. Transient myocardial ischaemia during ambulatory monitoring out of hospital in patients with chronic stable angina pectoris

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    had been withdrawn for 5 days. There were 196 episodes of ST-segment depression, 145 (74%) of which were not accompanied by angina. As well, a tendency to more prolonged and greater ST-segment change with symptomatic ischaemic episodes was noted. A diurnal variation in transient ischaemia both...... with and without symptoms was observed, the highest frequency being in the morning hours. Transient myocardial ischaemia was more frequent in patients with double or triple vessel disease, compared with single vessel disease, but with a great variation. Heart rate at the onset of ischaemia during ambulatory...

  5. Management of Ludwig's Angina in Pregnancy: A Review of 10 Cases

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    This paper reviews the outcome of management of pregnant women ... Aim: The present paper reviews the management of Ludwig's angina in the .... 3.0. 30.0. No. 7.0. 70.0. Antenatal care. Yes. 2.0. 20.0. No. 8.0. 80.0. Number of pregnancy. 1. 4.0. 40.0. 2. 4.0. 40.0. 3. 2.0. 20.0. Treatment outcome. Survived. 8.0. 80.0. Died.

  6. Tissue Doppler echocardiography improves the diagnosis of coronary artery stenosis in stable angina pectoris

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    Hoffmann, Soren; Jensen, Jan Skov; Iversen, Allan Zeeberg

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    Aim To determine if colour tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) performed at rest in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris (SAP) is able to predict the presence of significant coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: This study comprises 296 consecutive patients with clinically...... performed at rest is an independent predictor of significant CAD, and colour TDI improves the diagnostic performance of exercise ECG....... suspected SAP, no previous cardiac history, and a normal ejection fraction. All patients were examined by colour TDI, exercise electrocardiogram (ECG), and coronary angiography (CAG). Regional longitudinal systolic (s'), early diastolic (e'), and late diastolic (a') myocardial velocities were measured...

  7. Problemas de adaptación fisiológica en personas con angina

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    Nóbrega Fortes, Allyne; Martins da Silva, Viviane; Lopes, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira

    2006-01-01

    En este artículo fueron identificados los problemas comunes de adaptación fisiológica presentados por pacientes con angina inestable teniendo como base el Modelo de la Adaptación de Callista Roy. Estudio descriptivo desarrollado en un hospital de servicio especializado en enfermedades cardíacas. La muestra para el estudio fue de 20 pacientes. Para caracterización y discusión, utilizamos las definiciones presentadas por Roy para cada problema de adaptación fisiológic...

  8. Post-mortem CT findings in a case of necrotizing cellulitis of the floor of the mouth (Ludwig angina).

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    Lee, Wei-I; Lee, Jacqueline; Bassed, Richard; O'Donnell, Chris

    2014-03-01

    Ludwig angina is a rare but potentially lethal infection of the submandibular space that can cause significant upper airway obstruction. We report a case of undiagnosed Ludwig angina that progressed rapidly to death. Ludwig angina was suspected after post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) found swollen mylohyoid muscle with stranding in subcutaneous fat, thickening of deep fascia, and local lymphadenopathy. Subsequently, an autopsy revealed woody induration of the submental region and liquefactive necrosis of the mylohyoid muscle, confirming the diagnosis. It is likely that the dental abscess identified on PMCT was the source of infection. Multiple invasive medical procedures were performed on the subject by the ambulance crew prior to his death. PMCT assisted further in determining procedural success.

  9. Angina Bullosa Hemorrhagica with a Possible Relation to Dental Treatment, Diabetes Mellitus, Steroid Inhaler and Local Trauma: Report of 3 Cases

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    S M Ravi Prakash

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Angina bullosa hemorrhagica is a rare condition characterized by one or more blood filled blisters or bullae predominantly in the soft palate region caused either by local mucosal trauma, dental treatment, underlying systemic conditions or use of steroid inhalers. We report three cases of angina bullosa hemorrhagica with different etiological factors.

  10. Study protocol: a randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of exercise training on peripheral blood gene expression in patients with stable angina

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    Crossman David C

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Exercise training has been shown to reduce angina and promote collateral vessel development in patients with coronary artery disease. However, the mechanism whereby exercise exerts these beneficial effects is unclear. There has been increasing interest in the use of whole genome peripheral blood gene expression in a wide range of conditions to attempt to identify both novel mechanisms of disease and transcriptional biomarkers. This protocol describes a study in which we will assess the effect of a structured exercise programme on peripheral blood gene expression in patients with stable angina, and correlate this with changes in angina level, anxiety, depression, and exercise capacity. Methods/Design Sixty patients with stable angina will be recruited and randomised 1:1 to exercise training or conventional care. Patients randomised to exercise training will attend an exercise physiology laboratory up to three times weekly for supervised aerobic interval training sessions of one hour in total duration. Patients will undergo assessments of angina, anxiety, depression, and peripheral blood gene expression at baseline, after six and twelve weeks of training, and twelve weeks after formal exercise training ceases. Discussion This study will provide comprehensive data on the effect of exercise training on peripheral blood gene expression in patients with angina. By correlating this with improvement in angina status we will identify candidate peripheral blood transcriptional markers predictive of improvements in angina level in response to exercise training. Trial Registration Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01147952

  11. Correction of aggregative thrombocytes activity in patients with unstable angina by THz irradiation of nitrogen oxide occurrence at in vitro conditions

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    Vyacheslav F. Kirichuk

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available There had been shown a normalizing effect of THz radiation of MEAS (molecular emission and absorption spectrum of 400 GHz nitrogen oxide occurrence on aggregation parameters of thrombocytes in patients with unstable angina at in vitro conditions. 180 patients with an unstable angina had been involved in to the research.

  12. Prevalence of angina in women versus men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of international variations across 31 countries.

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    Hemingway, Harry; Langenberg, Claudia; Damant, Jacqueline; Frost, Chris; Pyörälä, Kalevi; Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth

    2008-03-25

    In the absence of previous international comparisons, we sought to systematically evaluate, across time and participant age, the sex ratio in angina prevalence in countries that differ widely in the rate of mortality due to myocardial infarction. We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE until February 2006 for healthy population studies published in any language that reported the prevalence of angina (Rose questionnaire) in women and men. We obtained myocardial infarction mortality rates from the World Health Organization. A total of 74 reports of 13,331 angina cases in women and 11,511 cases in men from 31 countries were included. Angina prevalence varied widely across populations, from 0.73% to 14.4% (population weighted mean 6.7%) in women and from 0.76% to 15.1% (population weighted mean 5.7%) in men, and was strongly correlated within populations between the sexes (r=0.80, P<0.0001). Angina prevalence showed a small female excess with a pooled random-effects sex ratio of 1.20 (95% CI 1.14 to 1.28, P<0.0001). This female excess was found across countries with widely differing myocardial infarction mortality rates in women (interquartile range 12.7 to 126.5 per 100,000), was particularly high in the American studies (1.40, 95% CI 1.28 to 1.52), and was higher among nonwhite ethnic groups than among whites. This sex ratio did not differ significantly by participant's age, the year the survey began, or the sex ratio for mortality due to myocardial infarction. Over time and at different ages, independent of diagnostic and treatment practices, women have a similar or slightly higher prevalence of angina than men across countries with widely differing myocardial infarction mortality rates.

  13. An Unusual Presentation of Ludwig's Angina Complicated by Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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    Chueng, Kristelle; Clinkard, David J; Enepekides, Danny; Peerbaye, Yousef; Lin, Vincent Y W

    2012-01-01

    Ludwig's angina can seldom be complicated by necrotizing fasciitis. Due to the rapidly progressing nature of this infection and the potential for airway compromise and death, it is important to be aware of different ways in which this disease process can present in order to recognize and treat it emergently. We report here an unusual presentation of a case of Ludwig's angina complicated by necrotizing fasciitis in an elderly patient. The clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed in detail as well as a brief literature review on craniocervical necrotizing fasciitis.

  14. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial of sodium nitrate in patients with stable angina INAS.

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    Schwarz, Konstantin; Singh, Satnam; Parasuraman, Satish Kumar; Bruce, Maggie; Shepstone, Lee; Feelisch, Martin; Minnion, Magdalena; Ahmad, Shakil; Horowitz, John; Dawson, Dana K; Frenneaux, Michael P

    2016-11-01

    In an aging western population, a significant number of patients continue to suffer from angina once all revascularization and optimal medical treatment options are exhausted. Under experimental conditions, oral supplementation with inorganic nitrate was shown to exhibit a blood pressure-lowering effect, and has also been shown to promote angiogenesis, improve endothelial dysfunction and mitochondrial efficiency in skeletal muscle. It is unknown whether similar changes occur in cardiac muscle. In the current study, we investigate whether oral sodium nitrate treatment will improve myocardial ischemia in patients with stable angina.

  15. An Overview of Meta-Analyses of Danhong Injection for Unstable Angina

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    Zhang, Xiaoxia; Chang, Yanxu; Wang, Yuefei; Lei, Xiang; Fu, Shufei; Zhang, Junhua

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To systematically collect evidence and evaluate the effects of Danhong injection (DHI) for unstable angina (UA). Methods. A comprehensive search was conducted in seven electronic databases up to January 2015. The methodological and reporting quality of included studies was assessed by using AMSTAR and PRISMA. Result. Five articles were included. The conclusions suggest that DHI plus conventional medicine treatment was effective for UA pectoris treatment, could alleviate symptoms of angina and ameliorate electrocardiograms. Flaws of the original studies and systematic reviews weaken the strength of evidence. Limitations of the methodology quality include performing an incomprehensive literature search, lacking detailed characteristics, ignoring clinical heterogeneity, and not assessing publication bias and other forms of bias. The flaws of reporting systematic reviews included the following: not providing a structured summary, no standardized search strategy. For the pooled findings, researchers took statistical heterogeneity into consideration, but clinical and methodology heterogeneity were ignored. Conclusion. DHI plus conventional medicine treatment generally appears to be effective for UA treatment. However, the evidence is not hard enough due to methodological flaws in original clinical trials and systematic reviews. Furthermore, rigorous designed randomized controlled trials are also needed. The methodology and reporting quality of systematic reviews should be improved. PMID:26539221

  16. The use of propranolol and nifedipine in the medical management of angina pectoris.

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    Fox, K M; Jonathan, A; Selwyn, A P

    1981-05-01

    This study investigates the use of propranolol and nifedipine in the treatment of angina pectoris. The clinical response and the effects on the precordial 16-lead electrocardiogram before and after exercise were studied in 52 patients with frequent angina pectoris. Relief of chest pain and abolition of exercise-induced ST-segment depression was achieved in 16 patients on treatment with propranolol alone (mean dose, 300 mg/d). Of the remaining 36 patients, the precordial area and severity of exercise-induced ST-segment depression were unchanged in 8 patients, of whom 2 reported they were free from chest pain, improved in 10 patients of whom 4 reported they were free of chest pain, and abolished in 14 patients, all of whom were free from chest pain following treatment with both propranolol and nifedipine (mean dose, 50 mg/d). Four patients were unable to tolerate this combination. This study has shown that in patients who do not respond to treatment with propranolol alone the combination of propranolol and nifedipine can be used to control not only anginal pain, but also the precordial electrocardiographic manifestations of ischemia.

  17. Effect of oral aminophylline in patients with angina and normal coronary arteriograms (cardiac syndrome X).

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    Elliott, P. M.; Krzyzowska-Dickinson, K.; Calvino, R.; Hann, C.; Kaski, J. C.

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Patients with syndrome X (exertional angina, positive exercise test, normal coronary arteriogram) have an altered perception of cardiac pain. This symptom may arise from increased sensitivity to adenosine. Previous studies suggest that intravenous aminophylline (an adenosine receptor blocker) improves exercise tolerance in patients with this disorder. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of oral aminophylline in syndrome X. METHODS: 13 patients (11 women and two men, mean (SD) 54 (6) years) with syndrome X were studied. Patients were randomised in a double blind crossover study to receive either oral aminophylline or placebo for three weeks. All patients underwent symptom limited exercise testing and ambulatory electrocardiography at the end of each three week period. RESULTS: 10 patients completed the study. The time to angina during exercise testing in patients who were given aminophylline was longer than for the placebo group (mean (SD) 632 (202) seconds v 522 (264) seconds, P = 0.004). Peak exercise ST depression did not differ significantly between patients who received aminophylline and those administered placebo (mean (SD) -1.9 (0.7) mm v -1.5 (0.8) mm). Six patients taking aminophylline reported a reduction in the total number of episodes of chest pain during the three weeks, but the frequency and duration of ST segment depression during Holter monitoring was unchanged. CONCLUSION: Oral aminophylline has a favourable effect on exercise induced chest pain threshold in patients with syndrome X. The disparate effects on symptoms and ST segment changes are intriguing and further study is warranted. PMID:9227295

  18. Appropriate Revascularization in Stable Angina, Lessons from the BARI 2D Trial

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    Krone, Ronald J.; Althouse, Andrew D.; Tamis-Holland, Jacqueline; Venkitachalam, Lakshmi; Campos, Arturo; Forker, Alan; Jacobs, Alice K.; Ocampo, Salvador; Steiner, George; Fuentes, Francisco; Sing, Ivan R. Pena; Brooks, Maria Mori

    2014-01-01

    Background The 2012 Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease recommend intensive antianginal and risk factor treatment (OMT) before considering revascularization to relieve symptoms. The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) randomized patients with ischemic heart disease and anatomy suitable to revascularization to 1): initial OMT with revascularization if needed or 2): initial revascularization plus OMT, and found no difference in major cardiovascular events. Ultimately, however, 37.9% of the OMT group was revascularized (crossed over) during the 5 year follow-up period. METHODS Data from the 1192 patients randomized to OMT were analyzed to identify subgroups where the incidence of revascularization was so high that direct revascularization without a trial period could be justified. Multivariate logistic, Cox regression models of baseline data and a landmark analysis of participants not revascularized at six months were constructed. RESULTS The models using only data available at the time of study entry had limited predictive value for revascularization by 6 months or by 5 years; however, the model incorporating severity of angina during the first 6 months could better predict revascularization (C statistic = .789). CONCLUSIONS With the possible exception of patients with severe angina and proximal LAD disease, this analysis supports the recommendation of the 2012 GUIDELINES for a trial of OMT prior to revascularization. Patients could NOT be identified at the time of catheterization, but a short period of close follow-up during OMT identified the nearly 40% of patients who underwent revascularization. PMID:25475464

  19. Management of stable angina: A commentary on the European Society of Cardiology guidelines.

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    Ambrosio, Giuseppe; Komajda, Michel; Mugelli, Alessandro; Lopez-Sendón, José; Tamargo, Juan; Camm, John

    2016-09-01

    In 2013 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) released new guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease. These guidelines update and replace the previous ESC guidelines on the management of stable angina pectoris, issued in 2006. There are several new aspects in the 2013 ESC guidelines compared with the 2006 version. This opinion paper provides an in-depth interpretation of the ESC guidelines with regard to these issues, to help physicians in making evidence-based therapeutic choices in their routine clinical practice. The first new element is the definition of stable coronary artery disease itself, which has now broadened from a 'simple' symptom, angina pectoris, to a more complex disease that can even be asymptomatic. In the first-line setting, the major changes in the new guidelines are the upgrading of calcium channel blockers, the distinction between dihydropyridines and non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, and the presence of important statements regarding the combination of calcium channel blockers with beta-blockers. In the second-line setting, the 2013 ESC guidelines recommend the addition of long-acting nitrates, ivabradine, nicorandil or ranolazine to first-line agents. Trimetazidine may also be considered. However, no clear distinction is made among different second-line drugs, despite different quality of evidence in favour of these agents. For example, the use of ranolazine is supported by strong and recent evidence, while data supporting the use of the traditional agents appear relatively scanty. © The European Society of Cardiology 2016.

  20. Angina - discharge

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    ... also learn how to take care of your heart disease . Diet and lifestyle Try to limit how much alcohol ... surgery - discharge Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive - discharge Heart disease - risk ... Review Date 8/2/2016 Updated by: Michael ...

  1. Stable angina

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    ... Most occur between 6 a.m. and noon. Exams and Tests Your health care provider will examine you and check your blood pressure. Tests that may be done include: Coronary angiography Blood cholesterol profile ECG Exercise tolerance test (stress test or treadmill test) Nuclear medicine (thallium) stress ...

  2. Unstable angina

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    ... pain that you may also feel in the shoulder, arm, jaw, neck, back, or other area Discomfort that feels like tightness, squeezing, crushing, burning, choking, or aching Discomfort that occurs at rest and does not easily go away when you ...

  3. Quantitative easing

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    Faustino, Rui Alexandre Rodrigues Veloso

    2012-01-01

    A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Economics from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics Since November 2008, the Federal Reserve of the United States pursued a series of large-scale asset purchases, known as Quantitative Easing. In this Work Project, I describe the context, the objectives and the implementation of the Quantitative Easing. Additionally, I discuss its expected effects. Finally, I present empirical evidence of the ...

  4. Direct intramyocardial mesenchymal stromal cell injections in patients with severe refractory angina - one year follow-up

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    Haack-Sørensen, Mandana; Friis, Tina; Mathiasen, Anders B

    2013-01-01

    Aims: In patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and refractory angina we performed direct intra-myocardial injections of autologous mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and followed the safety and efficacy of the treatment for 12 months. Methods and Results: A total of 31 patients...

  5. EFFICACY OF SPINAL-CORD STIMULATION AS ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR INTRACTABLE ANGINA-PECTORIS - A PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED CLINICAL-STUDY

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    DEJONGSTE, MJL; HAUTVAST, RWM; HILLEGE, HL; LIE, KI

    Objectives. In a prospective, randomized study with an 8-week follow-up period, we evaluated the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation an exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with intractable angina. Background. Despite important achievements in therapy for ischemic heart disease, there

  6. The association of depression and angina pectoris across 47 countries : Findings from the 2002 World Health Survey

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    Loerbroks, A.; Bosch, J.A.; Mommersteeg, P.M.C.; Herr, R.M.; Angerer, P.; Li, J.

    2014-01-01

    Comorbid depression predicts poor health outcomes in patients with angina pectoris (AP). However, epidemiological data on the depression-AP comorbidity is limited and largely restricted to studies from Western countries, making generalizability to other regions uncertain. We aimed to provide

  7. The association of depression and angina pectoris across 47 countries: findings from the 2002 World Health Survey

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    Loerbroks, A.; Bosch, J.A.; Mommersteeg, P.M.C.; Herr, R.M.; Angerer, P.; Li, J.

    2014-01-01

    Comorbid depression predicts poor health outcomes in patients with angina pectoris (AP). However, epidemiological data on the depression-AP comorbidity is limited and largely restricted to studies from Western countries, making generalizability to other regions uncertain. We aimed to provide

  8. Cardiac troponin T and CK-MB mass release after visually successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in stable angina pectoris

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    Ravkilde, J; Nissen, H; Mickley, H

    1994-01-01

    The incidence of cardiac troponin T (Tn-T) and creatine kinase (CK) isoenzyme MB mass release was studied in 23 patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing visually successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Serial blood samples were drawn for measurement of serum Tn...

  9. Creatine kinase and creatine kinase subunit-B in coronary sinus blood in pacing-induced angina pectoris

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    Bagger, J P; Ingerslev, J; Heinsvig, E M

    1982-01-01

    In nine out of 10 patients with angiographic documented coronary artery disease, pacing-induced angina pectoris provoked myocardial production of lactate, whereas no significant release of either creatine kinase or creatine kinase subunit-B to coronary sinus and peripheral venous blood could...

  10. Sex-Related Differences in Vasomotor Function in Patients With Angina and Unobstructed Coronary Arteries

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    Aziz, Ahmed; Hansen, Henrik Steen; Sechtem, Udo

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Coronary vasomotor dysfunction is an important mechanism for angina in patients with unobstructed coronary arteries. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine sex differences in the prevalence and clinical presentation of vasomotor dysfunction in a European population and...

  11. Value of the addition of Amlodipine to atenolol in patients with angina pectoris despite adequate beta blockade

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    Dunselman, PHJM; Bouwens, LHM; Herweijer, AH; Bernink, PJLM

    1998-01-01

    Anginal patients who remain symptomatic despite optimally dosed beta blockade may also be given dihydropyridine calcium antagonists. This treatment regimen was examined in a double-blind parallel, randomized, controlled study in 147 patients with angina and positive bicycle exercise tests despite

  12. Outcomes after revascularisation with everolimus- and sirolimus-eluting stents in patients with acute coronary syndromes and stable angina pectoris

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    Antonsen, Lisbeth; Thayssen, Per; Hansen, Henrik S

    2014-01-01

    Aims: The aim of this substudy of the SORT OUT IV trial was to compare clinical outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stable angina pectoris (SAP) treated with everolimus-eluting stents (EES) or sirolimus-eluting stents (SES). Methods and results: We performed a post hoc...

  13. Effects of Ranolazine on Angina and Quality of Life After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Incomplete Revascularization: Results From the Ranolazine for Incomplete Vessel Revascularization (RIVER-PCI) Trial.

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    Alexander, Karen P; Weisz, Giora; Prather, Kristi; James, Stefan; Mark, Daniel B; Anstrom, Kevin J; Davidson-Ray, Linda; Witkowski, Adam; Mulkay, Angel J; Osmukhina, Anna; Farzaneh-Far, Ramin; Ben-Yehuda, Ori; Stone, Gregg W; Ohman, E Magnus

    2016-01-05

    Angina often persists or returns in populations following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We hypothesized that ranolazine would be effective in reducing angina and improving quality of life (QOL) in incomplete revascularization (ICR) post-PCI patients. In RIVER-PCI, 2604 patients with a history of chronic angina who had ICR post-PCI were randomized 1:1 to oral ranolazine versus placebo; QOL analyses included 2389 randomized subjects. Angina and QOL questionnaires were collected at baseline and months 1, 6, and 12. Ranolazine patients were more likely than placebo to discontinue study drug by month 6 (20.4% versus 14.1%, Pdiabetics (mean difference 3.3; 95% CI 0.6, 6.1; P=0.02) and those with more angina (baseline SAQ angina frequency ≤60; mean difference 3.4; 95% CI 0.6, 6.2; P=0.02), but was not maintained at month 12. Despite ICR following PCI, there was no incremental benefit in angina or QOL measures by adding ranolazine in this angiographically-identified population. These measures markedly improved within 1 month of PCI and persisted up to 1 year in both treatment arms. URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01442038. © 2015 American Heart Association, Inc.

  14. [Six-month xenical (orlistat) therapy of patients with stable angina pectoris concomitant with obesity and hyperlipidemia].

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    Naumov, V G; Lupanov, V P; Dotsenko, Iu V; Tvorogova, M G

    2002-01-01

    To evaluate the efficiency of 6-month therapy with xenical (gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor) in combination with diet in patients with stable angina pectoris associated with obesity and hyperlipemia. An open comparative randomized study of the efficiency of xenical in combination with diet was carried out in patients with stable angina pectoris concomitant with obesity and hyperlipemia. Thirty coronary patients aged 45-65 years with stable angina of effort (functional class I-II) with body weight index 28.1-45.6 kg/m2 (mean 33.5 kg/m2) were examined. All patients presented with dyslipemia (low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol more than 4.14 mmol/liter, triglycerides (TG) more than 2.2 mmol/liter). Controls (n = 15) were treated with diets alone for 6 months. In the main group diets were supplemented by xenical in a dose of 360 mg/day. Body weight index decreased in both groups (by 9.9% in the main group and by 4.2% in the control). Body weight stabilization during 6 months of treatment and the fact that it was slow and gradual were essential. In patients treated with xenical total cholesterol level decreased by 10.9% and of LDL cholesterol by 12.2% after 6 months (p < 0.05). Changes in the levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol and TG were insignificant. The drug did not affect the incidence of angina attacks and improved exercise tolerance after 6-month therapy. Blood biochemistry (transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, glucose, and creatinine) changed negligibly. No side effects were observed; all patients received a complete 6-month course. The results confirm that xenical (orlistat) can be used for long therapy of patients with stable angina of effort concomitant with obesity and hyperlipemia.

  15. Paradoxical effect of smoking in the Spanish population with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina: results of the ARIAM Register.

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    Ruiz-Bailén, Manuel; de Hoyos, Eduardo Aguayo; Reina-Toral, Antonio; Torres-Ruiz, Juan Miguel; Alvarez-Bueno, Miguel; Gómez Jiménez, Francisco Javier

    2004-03-01

    The paradoxical effect of smoking after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a phenomenon consisting of a reduction in the mortality of smokers compared to nonsmokers. However, it is not known whether the benefit of this reduction in mortality is due to smoking itself or to other covariables. Despite acceptance of the paradoxical effect of smoking in AMI, it is not known whether a similar phenomenon occurs in unstable angina. The objective of this study was to investigate the paradoxical effect of smoking in AMI and unstable angina, and to study specifically whether smoking is an independent prognostic variable. The study population was selected from the multicentric ARIAM (Análisis del Retraso en el Infarto Agudo de Miocardio [analysis of delay in AMI]) Register, a register of 29,532 patients with a diagnosis of unstable angina or AMI. Tobacco smokers were younger, presented fewer cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension, fewer previous infarcts, a lower Killip and Kimball class, and a lower crude and adjusted mortality in AMI (odds ratio, 0.774; 95% confidence interval, 0.660 to 0.909; p = 0.002). Smokers with unstable angina were younger, with less hypertension or diabetes. In the multivariate analysis, no statistically significant difference in mortality was found. The reduced mortality observed in smokers with AMI during their stay in the ICU cannot be explained solely by clinical covariables such as age, sex, other cardiovascular factors, Killip and Kimball class, or treatment received. Therefore, smoking may have a direct beneficial effect on reduced mortality in the AMI population. The lower mortality rates found in smokers with unstable angina are not supported by the multivariate analysis. In this case, the difference in mortality can be explained by the other covariables.

  16. Evaluation of the Add-On Effect of Chinese Patent Medicine for Patients with Stable or Unstable Angina: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Full Text Available Chinese herbal medicine (CHM has been widely used as an adjunct to western medicine in treating angina in China. We carried out this systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of CHM on top of western medicine for angina. This meta-analysis included 46 randomized control trials with 4212 patients. For trials that included stable angina patients, the CHM group had significant lower incidence of total heart events (relative risk (RR=0.50, 95% confidence interval (CI 0.33–0.78, myocardial infarction (RR=0.32, 95% CI 0.14–0.72, heart failure (RR=0.37, 95% CI 0.15–0.91, and angina (RR=0.46, 95% CI 0.30–0.71 than that of control group. For trials that included unstable angina patients, CHM led to significantly lower occurrence of total heart events (RR=0.46, 95% CI 0.32–0.66, myocardial infarction (RR=0.37, 95% CI 0.26–0.54, and angina (RR=0.36, 95%CI 0.26–0.51. Likewise, for trials that included stable or unstable angina patients, the rates of myocardial infarction (RR=0.34, 95% CI 0.17–0.68 and angina (RR=0.46, 95% CI 0.30–0.70 in CHM group were significantly lower than that in control group. In conclusion, CHM is very likely to be able to improve the survival of angina patients who are already receiving western medicine.

  17. Evaluation of the Add-On Effect of Chinese Patent Medicine for Patients with Stable or Unstable Angina: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Mao, Chen; Chung, Vincent C. H.; Yuan, Jin-Qiu; Yu, Yuan-Yuan; Yang, Zu-Yao; Wu, Xin-Yin; Tang, Jin-Ling

    2013-01-01

    Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used as an adjunct to western medicine in treating angina in China. We carried out this systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of CHM on top of western medicine for angina. This meta-analysis included 46 randomized control trials with 4212 patients. For trials that included stable angina patients, the CHM group had significant lower incidence of total heart events (relative risk (RR) = 0.50, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.33–0.78), myocardial infarction (RR = 0.32, 95% CI 0.14–0.72), heart failure (RR = 0.37, 95% CI 0.15–0.91), and angina (RR = 0.46, 95% CI 0.30–0.71) than that of control group. For trials that included unstable angina patients, CHM led to significantly lower occurrence of total heart events (RR = 0.46, 95% CI 0.32–0.66), myocardial infarction (RR = 0.37, 95% CI 0.26–0.54), and angina (RR = 0.36, 95%CI 0.26–0.51). Likewise, for trials that included stable or unstable angina patients, the rates of myocardial infarction (RR = 0.34, 95% CI 0.17–0.68) and angina (RR = 0.46, 95% CI 0.30–0.70) in CHM group were significantly lower than that in control group. In conclusion, CHM is very likely to be able to improve the survival of angina patients who are already receiving western medicine. PMID:24416066

  18. Quantitative research.

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    Watson, Roger

    2015-04-01

    This article describes the basic tenets of quantitative research. The concepts of dependent and independent variables are addressed and the concept of measurement and its associated issues, such as error, reliability and validity, are explored. Experiments and surveys – the principal research designs in quantitative research – are described and key features explained. The importance of the double-blind randomised controlled trial is emphasised, alongside the importance of longitudinal surveys, as opposed to cross-sectional surveys. Essential features of data storage are covered, with an emphasis on safe, anonymous storage. Finally, the article explores the analysis of quantitative data, considering what may be analysed and the main uses of statistics in analysis.

  19. Association between ABO blood group and severity of coronary artery disease in unstable angina.

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    Omidi, Negar; Rafie Khorgami, Mohammad; Effatpanah, Mohammad; Khatami, Farnaz; Mashhadizadeh, Mehrpouya; Jalali, Arash; Hekmat, Hamidreza

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    ABO blood groups are genetically transmitted through chromosome 9 at locus 9q34. It is supposed that there is a locus on 9p21, which has a role in developing coronary artery disease. Our study population consisted of 309 patients with unstable angina admitted to the Ziaeian Hospital, Tehran, Iran, who underwent coronary angiography. The association between types of blood group (O and non-O) with the severity of coronary artery disease was investigated. Compared to the non-O groups, the O group had more severe coronary artery involvement (P = 0.004). Our study supports recent suggestions on the association between blood group and coronary artery disease. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effect of blood group on atherosclerosis.

  20. Diagnosis of Unstable Angina Pectoris Has Declined Markedly with the Advent of More Sensitive Troponin Assays

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    D'Souza, Maria; Sarkisian, Laura; Saaby, Lotte

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    BACKGROUND: Since the arrival of the universal definition of myocardial infarction more sensitive troponin assays have been developed. How these occurrences have influenced the proportions and clinical features of the components of acute coronary syndrome have not been studied prospectively...... in unselected hospital patients. METHODS: During 2010 we evaluated all patients in whom cardiac troponin I had been measured at a single university hospital. The diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (ST-elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI] or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction [NSTEMI......]) was established in cases of a rise and/or fall of cardiac troponin I together with cardiac ischemic features. Patients with unstable chest discomfort and cardiac troponin I values below the decision limit of myocardial infarction were diagnosed as having unstable angina pectoris. The definition of acute coronary...

  1. When Is "Pseudo-Ludwig's Angina" Associated With Coagulopathy Also a "Pseudo" Hemorrhage?

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    Lovallo, Emily; Patterson, Sarah; Erickson, Mitchel; Chin, Cynthia; Blanc, Paul; Durrani, Timur S

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    Sublingual hematoma secondary to short-acting anticoagulants such as warfarin has been labeled "pseudo-Ludwig's angina" to distinguish it from the classic syndrome of localized infection and swelling involving the upper airway. Sublingual hematoma with airway compromise secondary to brodifacoum, a common long-acting anticoagulant rodenticide, has only been reported in the veterinary literature. We report a case of massive tongue swelling and impending airway compromise in the context of an intentional long-acting anticoagulant ingestion leading to coagulopathy. The swelling was initially presumed to be due either to infection or hemorrhage, but this was not supported by computed tomography scan imaging. Instead, the patient's clinical course was consistent with corticosteroid-responsive angioedema, temporally associated with the ingested brodifacoum.

  2. Ludwig's Angina: The Importance of Oral Cavity Examination in Patients with a Neck Mass.

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    Mohamad, I; Zulkifli, S; Soleh, Mn; Rahman, Ra

    2012-01-01

    Neck mass is a common condition in primary care. The most common affected area is the cervical lymph node. The neck region is also prone infection as structurally the nodes and spaces are in close contact with the upper respiratory tract and the alimentary tract. Oral cavity is one of the most common route for harbouring infection. Poor oral hygeine and periapical dental problems are the main causes. Thus, it is important to perform a complete oral cavity examination even when trismus is present. Besides dental caries, floor of the mouth should be inspected for oedema that may impose threat to the upper airway. We report a case of Ludwig's angina originating from a periapical lesion of the lower molar stressing the importance of oral examination in patient with neck mass.

  3. Ludwig's angina: need for including airways and larynx in ultrasound evaluation.

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    Narendra, P L; Vishal, N S; Jenkins, Brian

    2014-11-09

    Ludwig's angina is a deep neck space infection. Unlike other abscesses elsewhere in the body, rapid progression of the disease results in serious complications such as airway oedema, distortion, total obstruction with loss of airway and death. Thus, early diagnosis and skilful airway management is necessary. For safe airway management, fibreoptic intubation or tracheostomy under local anaesthesia is recommended.1 We describe a case report where an initial attempt at fibreoptic intubation failed and subsequently bleeding ensued causing difficulty in viewing the larynx by fibreoptic bronchoscopy. Radiological investigations such as ultrasound and computer tomography (CT) are commonly ordered by surgeons and emergency physicians to know the extension of disease, but airways and larynx are seldom included. We discuss the role of ultrasound in airway assessment in such critical cases to ensure safe and uncomplicated airway access.

  4. Fatal paraphenylenediamine (hair dye) intoxication in a child resembling Ludwig's angina.

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    Lifshits, M; Yagupsky, P; Sofer, S

    1993-01-01

    A 6 year-old child with paraphenylenediamine intoxication is presented. The patient suffered from sore throat, cough, and anorexia, followed by severe dyspnea caused by edema of the tongue, pharynx, and neck, renal failure, and metabolic acidosis. A presumptive diagnosis of Ludwig's angina, a severe anaerobic infection of the sublingual neck space, was entertained. Despite institution of vigorous supportive therapy and administration of antibiotics, the child developed irreversible ventricular fibrillation and died eight hours after admission. Two days after the patient's death, his father recalled that the child and his dog ingested an unidentified substance shortly before the onset of the child's symptoms. The dog died within a few hours. The substance was identified as the hair dye, paraphenylenediamine.

  5. Insulin-resistant glucose metabolism in patients with microvascular angina--syndrome X

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    Vestergaard, H; Skøtt, P; Steffensen, R

    1995-01-01

    insulin-stimulated glucose disposal to peripheral tissues was lower in patients with MA (13.4 +/- 1.0 v 18.2 +/- 1.4 mg.kg fat-free mass [FFM]-1.min-1, P metabolism (8.4 +/- 0.9 v 12.5 +/- 1.3 mg.kg FFM-1.min-1, P ...Studies in patients with microvascular angina (MA) or the cardiologic syndrome X have shown a hyperinsulinemic response to an oral glucose challenge, suggesting insulin resistance and a role for increased serum insulin in coronary microvascular dysfunction. The aim of the present study...... was to examine whether patients with MA are insulin-resistant. Nine patients with MA and seven control subjects were studied. All were sedentary and glucose-tolerant. Coronary arteriography was normal in all participants, and exercise-induced coronary ischemia was demonstrated in all MA patients. A euglycemic...

  6. Ludwig’s Angina: The Importance of Oral Cavity Examination in Patients with a Neck Mass

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    Mohamad I

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available neck mass is a common condition in primary care. the most common affected area is the cervical lymph node. the neck region is also prone infection as structurally the nodes and spaces are in close contact with the upper respiratory tract and the alimentary tract. oral cavity is one of the most common route for harbouring infection. Poor oral hygeine and periapical dental problems are the main causes. thus, it is important to perform a complete oral cavity examination even when trismus is present. Besides dental caries, floor of the mouth should be inspected for oedema that may impose threat to the upper airway. We report a case of Ludwig’s angina originating from a periapical lesion of the lower molar stressing the importance of oral examination in patient with neck mass.

  7. Psychophysical rehabilitation aspects of patient with coronary heart disease and Angina.

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    Mohammed Ali Khaleel.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available It is analyzed scientific and methodological literature, considered the views of scientists on the link of stress and cardiovascular diseases. It is determined causes of stress, with recommendations for combating stress and its prevention. A program of rehabilitation for patients with coronary artery disease after hospital discharge is shown. The experiment involved 88 patients of coronary heart disease and angina, II and III functional class at the age of 40-65 years. Participants were divided into two groups the main and control. The control group performed a program of physical rehabilitation, including breathing and physical exercises, in the program we have added to the main group autogenic exercises. At the end the experiment revealed that the health indicators of main group better than the control group in 23%.

  8. Social Support, Unstable Angina, and Stroke as Predictors of Depression in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease.

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    Su, Shu-Fen; Chang, Mei-Yu; He, Chung-Ping

    Depression is known to adversely affect coronary heart disease patients in western countries; however, no study of social support and depression has been conducted in the Chinese population. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. Between January and December 2015, a cross-sectional sample of 105 Taiwanese patients from cardiology units completed a demographic and clinical characteristics questionnaire, Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Social Support Inventory, and Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Thirty-nine percent of the participants reported low social support, and 61.0% had depression symptoms. Eight factors predicted depression. Social support was significantly and adversely correlated with depression (r = -.481, P < .01). The other 7 factors were positively correlated with depression: age (r = .212, P < .05), reported monthly income of less than US $600 (F = 4.98, P = .001), lack of exercise (F = 3.75, P = .027), history of stroke (t = -2.45, P = .016) and kidney disease (t = -2.41, P = .018), unstable angina (F = 3.56, P = .031), and groin puncture (F = 3.27, P = .042). A hierarchical regression model explained 43.7% of the variance in depression. Social support, unstable angina, and stroke may be important predictors of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. These findings help clinical staff to understand physical and mental health problems in cardiovascular patients. Thus, we suggest that early depression prediction and sufficient social support can help patients to face their disease and thus improve depression and health care quality.

  9. INFLUENCE OF MILDRONATE ON EFFICIENCY OF ANTIANGINAL THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE BURDEN ANGINA

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    N. P. Kutishenko

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To study influence of mildronate (M on treatment efficiency of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD, receiving standard antianginal therapy (AATMaterials and methods. Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was carried out in parallel groups. All patients continued the earlier prescribed AAT without changes. After control period (10-14 days was over, randomization of patients either to the treatment group (M 500mg twice per day, or to the control group (placebo (Pl twice per day was made for 6 weeks therapy. Criterion of treatment efficiency: increase in duration of trial with burden on treadmill (TB, decrease in angina attack frequency (AA and reduction in nitroglycerin taking (NTT. TB was carried out at the beginning (TB-1, at the end of the control period (TB-2, and at the end of the treatment (TB-3.Results. TB-1 and TB-2 had good reproducibility, their duration didn’t differ. At the end of the treatment additionally with M, growth in duration of TB-3 (p=0,002 was registered, while there was no growth of TB duration with the Pl treatment (p=0,07. During the treatment decrease in AA number both with M (p=0,002, and with Pl (p=0,02 was noted. With M treatment decrease in NTT treatment (p=0.02 was observed, while NTT with Pl didn’t change (p=0,7. Number of side effects, registered with M and Pl, didn’t differ.Conclusion. Mildronate provides additional benefits for patients with IHD with stable burden angina, when they do not reach desired effect with the prescribed AAT.

  10. Manejo de la angina de pecho en el consultorio del Médico de Familia

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    Héctor Conde Cerdeira

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza una revisión sobre los aspectos clínicos de la angina de pecho haciendo énfasis en el dolor típico que se presenta con los esfuerzos y estrés, con características de ser opresivo, retroesternal, difuso, con irradiación al cuello, mandíbula, hombros y brazo izquierdo, y que se alivia con el reposo y/o la nitroglicerina. Se enuncian los resultados más relevantes del electrocardiograma, el ecocardiograma, la prueba ergométrica y se menciona la utilidad de la angiografía coronaria en estos casos. Por último se brinda la conducta a seguir desde el consultorio del Médico de Familia, referente al tratamiento general y farmacológico, empleando los nitratos, bloqueadores beta, los anticálcicos y los nuevos medicamentos utilizadosA review is made on the clinical aspect of angina pectoris, making emphasis on the typical pain that occurs on effort and stress. This pain is oppressive, retrosternal, diffuse and radiates into the neck, jaw, shoulders and left arm. It relieves by rest and/or nitroglycerine. The most significant results of the electrocardiogram, the echocardiogram and the ergometric test are shown. The usefulness of coronary angiography in these cases is also mentioned. Finally, it is explained the conduct to be followed from the family physician's office in relation to the general and pharmacological treatment by using nitrates, beta blockers, calcium antagonists and new drugs

  11. Alterations in left ventricular function during therapy of unstable angina pectoris: relationship to clinical outcome

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    Narahara, K.A.; Hillert, M.C. Jr.; Smitherman, T.C.; Burden, L.L.

    1984-02-01

    We studied 30 consecutive patients with unstable angina during pain-free intervals with gated blood pool scintigraphy. The initial study was performed within 18 hours of admission to the coronary care unit. A second study was performed near the time of hospital discharge, after stabilization with medical therapy. Three months thereafter patients were categorized according to their worst anginal status following hospital discharge. Fifteen patients were New York Heart Association functional class I or II (group A); 15 patients were in functional class III or IV (group B). Left ventricular ejection fraction was similar at the time of initial study (55.9 +/- 2.18% and 56.0 +/- 3.55% for groups A and B respectively). At the time of hospital discharge the ejection fraction had risen to 60.3 +/- 1.85% (p less than 0.01) in group A and in group B it had fallen to 48.1 +/- 3.4% (p less than 0.005). End-systolic volume index in group B rose from 37 ml/m2 +/- 6.1 to 43 +/- 6.2 ml/m2 (p less than 0.005) at the time of the follow-up study. There were no significant intergroup patients during the two scintigraphic examinations. Eleven group B patients subsequently underwent coronary artery bypass surgery. A significant increase in ejection fraction and a significant decrease in end-systolic volume index were noted when these patients were restudied an average of 3.2 months after surgery. This study suggests that changes in left ventricular function during the course of unstable angina pectoris are common and may be detected by serial gated blood pool scintigraphy.

  12. Evaluation of the Add-On Effect of Chinese Patent Medicine for Patients with Stable or Unstable Angina: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Mao, Chen; Chung, Vincent C. H.; Yuan, Jin-Qiu; Yu, Yuan-Yuan; Yang, Zu-Yao; Wu, Xin-Yin; Tang, Jin-Ling

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    Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used as an adjunct to western medicine in treating angina in China. We carried out this systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of CHM on top of western medicine for angina. This meta-analysis included 46 randomized control trials with 4212 patients. For trials that included stable angina patients, the CHM group had significant lower incidence of total heart events (relative risk (RR) = 0.50, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.33–0.78), myocar...

  13. Estratificando o risco na angina instável com a ecocardiografia sob estresse com dobutamina Stratifying the risk in unstable angina with dobutamine stress echocardiography

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    Brivaldo Markman Filho

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a importância da ecocardiografia sob estresse pela dobutamina (EED na estratificação de risco de pacientes com angina instável (AI de baixo a moderado risco, quanto à capacidade de predizer os eventos clínicos combinados (morte de causa cardiovascular, infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM, AI recorrente, necessidade de revascularização miocárdica no seguimento de 6 meses. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, multicêntrico. Os pacientes incluídos estavam internados, assintomáticos havia 24 horas e a medicação em uso não era suspensa para a realização do exame. O EED era realizado preferencialmente até 72 horas da chegada ao hospital. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliados 95 pacientes consecutivos. O EED foi positivo para isquemia em 40 pacientes (42,1% e em 55 (57,9%, foi negativo. Eventos ocorreram em 28 pacientes, 26 dos quais tinham o EED positivo para isquemia miocárdica. Os outros 67 pacientes não tiveram eventos; desses, 53 tinham o EED negativo. A sensibilidade, especificidade, acurácia, valor preditivo positivo e negativo do teste frente aos desfechos foram: 92,9%, 79,1%, 83,2%, 65% e 96,4%, respectivamente. Sobrevida livre de eventos após 6 meses para os pacientes com EED negativo foi de 96%, comparada com 35% nos que tiveram o EED positivo (pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE in the risk stratification of low to moderate risk unstable angina (UA patients, to predict the combined clinical outcome of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (MI, recurrent UA and the need of revascularization procedures in a 6 month period. METHODS: Multicenter prospective study. Patients should be admitted to the hospital and asymptomatic in the last 24 hours. The exam was performed up to 72 hours from the hospital admission and no medication was stopped prior to the test. RESULTS: Ninety-five consecutive patients were evaluated by DSE. Forty patients (42,1% had a positive ischemic test and

  14. Quantitative Literacy.

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    Daniele, Vincent A.

    1993-01-01

    Quantitative literacy for students with deafness is addressed, noting work by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics to establish curriculum standards for grades K-12. The standards stress problem solving, communication, reasoning, making mathematical connections, and the need for educators of the deaf to pursue mathematics literacy with…

  15. Smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, and family history and the risks of acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris: a prospective cohort study

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    Merry, A.H.; Boer, J.M.A.; Schouten, L.J.; Feskens, E.J.M.; Verschuren, M.W.W.; Gorgels, A.P.; Brandt, van den P.A.

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Few studies investigated the association between smoking, alcohol consumption, or physical activity and the risk of unstable angina pectoris (UAP), while the strength of these associations may differ compared to other coronary diseases such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

  16. Inflammatory status as a main determinant of outcome in patients with unstable angina, independent of coagulation activation and endothelial cell function.

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    Verheggen, P W; de Maat, M P; Cats, V M; Haverkate, F; Zwinderman, A H; Kluft, C; Bruschke, A V

    1999-04-01

    Inflammation, endothelial cell function and the coagulation system have been demonstrated to be involved in the onset and course of unstable angina. Whether a proinflammatory state independently determines outcome is unknown and has not been determined yet in a clinically well defined study population of consecutive patients admitted with unstable angina. Markers of inflammation, coagulation activation and endothelial cell function were determined on admission in blood of 211 consecutive patients with severe unstable angina and were related to the in-hospital course. Refractory unstable angina occurred in 76 patients (36%) during their hospital stay. In a univariate analysis, C-reactive protein (P = 0.03), fibrinogen (P < 0.001) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (P = 0.001) levels were significantly higher in patients with refractory unstable angina, when compared with patients who had an uneventful clinical course. The odds ratios (95% CI) adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, smoking behaviour and cholesterol levels of the occurrence of refractory unstable angina for patients in the highest quartile compared with patients in the lowest quartile of inflammatory markers were 2.19 (0.94-5.11) for C-reactive protein, 2.83 (1.13-7.10) for fibrinogen and 4.72 (1.70-13.09) for the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The findings were not affected by the presence or absence of myocardial necrosis or the interval between onset of angina and blood collection. No association was found between markers of coagulation activation or markers of endothelial cell function, and in-hospital outcome. We found that in a clinically well-defined study population of patients with severe unstable angina, a proinflammatory state is an important and independent determinant of short-term outcome. The data strengthen the importance of inflammation in this syndrome.

  17. An Unusual Presentation of Ludwig’s Angina Complicated by Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Kristelle Chueng; David J. Clinkard; Danny Enepekides; Yousef Peerbaye; Vincent Y. W. Lin

    2012-01-01

    Ludwig's angina can seldom be complicated by necrotizing fasciitis. Due to the rapidly progressing nature of this infection and the potential for airway compromise and death, it is important to be aware of different ways in which this disease process can present in order to recognize and treat it emergently. We report here an unusual presentation of a case of Ludwig's angina complicated by necrotizing fasciitis in an elderly patient. The clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment are discuss...

  18. Symptoms of angina pectoris increase the probability of disability pension and premature exit from the workforce even in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease

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    Jespersen, Lasse; Abildstrøm, Steen Z; Hvelplund, Anders

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate probabilities of disability pension (DP) and premature exit from the workforce (PEW) in patients with stable angina symptoms and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) at angiography compared with obstructive CAD and asymptomatic reference individuals.......To evaluate probabilities of disability pension (DP) and premature exit from the workforce (PEW) in patients with stable angina symptoms and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) at angiography compared with obstructive CAD and asymptomatic reference individuals....

  19. Effect of compound danshen dropping pill on angina as well as serum c-reactive protein (CRP and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP

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    Jing Ye

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the effect of Compound Danshen Dropping Pill on angina as well as serum C-reactive protein (CRP and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP so as to provide reference for clinical treatment. Methods: Patients with angina treated in our hospital from February 2010 to August 2015 were enrolled in this research. The effect of Compound Danshen Dropping Pill on angina as well as serum C reaction protein (CRP and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP were analyzed. 110 cases of healthy subjects receiving physical examination in our hospital during the same period were taken as control. Results: After treatment, the duration of angina significantly decreased, the frequency of angina pectoris attack significantly decreased, and serum inflammatory factors IL1, IL2 and IL6 as well as Hcy, TG, TC and LDL levels significantly decreased while HDL, folic acid and vitamin B12 levels significantly increased, and compared with before treatment, differences were with notable statistical significance. Conclusion: Compound Danshen Dropping Pill can effectively treat angina, which is related to its regulation of serum C-reactive protein, brain natriuretic peptide and inflammatory factor levels.

  20. Innovative Strategy in Treating Angina Pectoris with Chinese Patent Medicines by Promoting Blood Circulation and Removing Blood Stasis: Experience from Combination Therapy in Chinese Medicine.

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    Xiong, Xing-Jiang; Wang, Zhong; Wang, Jie

    2015-01-01

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Moreover, angina pectoris is one of the most important types of CHD. Therefore, prevention and effective treatment of angina pectoris is of utmost importance in both China and western countries. However, undesirable effects of antianginal therapy do influence treatment adherence to a certain extent. Therefore, it's not surprising that, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including Chinese medicine (CM), are widely welcomed among patients with CHD, hoping that it might complement western medicine. In our previous studies, blood stasis syndrome (BSS) (Xueyu Zheng) was the main syndrome (Zheng-hou) of angina pectoris. Currently, China Food and Drug Administration authoritatively recommended more than 200 Chinese patent medicines (CPMs) as complementary or adjunctive therapies for symptom management and enhancing quality of life along with mainstream care on angina pectoris management in mainland China. This paper reviewed 4 kinds of most frequently-used CPMs by promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis in the treatment of angina pectoris. It aims to evaluate the current evidence of CPMs in combination therapy for angina pectoris. This review indicated that CPMs as adjunctive treatment to routine antianginal therapy play an active role in reducing the incidence of primary endpoint events, decreasing anginal attack rate, and improving electrocardiogram. Additionally, CPMs have been proven relatively safe. Further rigorously designed clinical trials should be conducted to confirm the results.

  1. Coronary microvascular function and myocardial fibrosis in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease

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    Mygind, Naja Dam; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Peña, Adam

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    BACKGROUND: Even in absence of obstructive coronary artery disease women with angina pectoris have a poor prognosis possibly due to coronary microvascular disease. Coronary microvascular disease can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography measuring coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR......) and by positron emission tomography measuring myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR). Diffuse myocardial fibrosis can be assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping. We hypothesized that coronary microvascular disease is associated with diffuse myocardial fibrosis. METHODS: Women with angina...... had focal fibrosis. Median (IQR) CFVR was 2.3 (1.9; 2.7), 23 (36 %) had CFVR coronary microvascular disease, and median MBFR was 2.7 (2.2; 3.0) and 19 (35 %) had a MBFR value below 2.5. No significant correlations were found between CFVR and ECV or native T1 (R (2)  = 0.02; p = 0...

  2. N-acetylcysteine modifies the acute effects of isosorbide-5-mononitrate in angina pectoris patients evaluated by exercise testing

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    Svendsen, Jesper Hastrup; Klarlund, K; Aldershvile, J

    1989-01-01

    , given together with a single oral dose of the long-acting nitrate, isosorbide-5-mononitrate (5-ISMN, 60 mg), would modify the nitrate effect evaluated by exercise testing before and after additional sublingual doses of nitroglycerin (NTG). Ten patients with angina pectoris and angiographically proven...... significant coronary artery disease were included. All patients received a baseline therapy with beta blockers. None of the patients had developed nitrate tolerance at inclusion. NAC/5-ISMN treatment significantly prolonged the total exercise time as compared with placebo/5-ISMN (7.7 +/- 2.1 min vs. 6.8 +/- 1.......7 min, p less than 0.05). This increase was of such magnitude that no further effect was obtained after additional NTG doses. This study demonstrated that increased availability of sulfhydryl groups can increase the exercise capacity in angina pectoris patients treated with 5-ISMN without nitrate...

  3. [Application of ″Fu Yang and activating blood circulation″ in treatment of unstable angina pectoris patients].

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    Gao, Jia-Liang; Li, Jun; Wang, Jie

    2016-02-01

    Coronary heart disease(CHD) has become a major public health problem in the world, while the unstable angina (UA) is one of an important type. Hypofunction of yang qi in chest and cardiac blood stasis has been considered as the basic pathogenesis of UA.According to the deficiency of yang and blood stasis run through the process of CHD, fu yang and activating blood circulation could be main treatment. Wenxin decoction which has the function of fu yang and activating blood circulation, not only can effectively improve the symptoms of angina pectoris, the ischemic ECG, but also can significantly improve blood rheology, blood lipids and so on. So deepening the theory of ″fu yang and activating blood circulation″ and the application of ″Wenxin decoction″ in the treatment of UA would have an important clinical value for improving the therapeutic efficacy of CHD. Copyright© by the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association.

  4. Effects of Enhanced External Counterpulsation on Arterial Stiffness and Myocardial Oxygen Demand in Patients with Chronic Angina Pectoris

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    Darren P. Casey; Beck, Darren T; Nichols, Wilmer W.; Conti, C. Richard; Choi, Calvin Y.; Khuddus, Matheen A.; Braith, Randy W.

    2011-01-01

    Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive modality for treatment of symptomatic coronary disease (CAD) in patients not amenable to revascularization procedures. However, the mechanism(s) underlying the benefits of EECP remain unknown. We hypothesized that reductions in arterial stiffness and aortic wave reflection are a therapeutic target for EECP. CAD patients with chronic angina pectoris were randomized (2:1 ratio) to either 35 1-hr sessions of EECP (n=28) or Sham-EECP (n=...

  5. Screening of plasma biomarkers in patients with unstable angina pectoris with proteomics analysis

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    Shui-wang HU

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective To analyze and compare the differentially expressed plasma proteins between patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP and unstable angina pectoris (UAP, and search for the biomarkers that maybe used for early diagnosis of UAP. Methods Sixty plasma samples were collected respectively from normal controls group (N group, SAP group and UAP group during Jun. 2014 to Apr. 2015 from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University. Ten samples (100μl of each group were selected randomly to pool into 3 groups severally. After removing high-abundance proteins from plasma, two- dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE was used to isolate the total proteins, and then the protein spots with more than 2-fold changes between UAP and SAP were picked up after the differential software analysis. Afterward, the varied proteins were identified by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight/time of flight (MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry (MS. Finally, 40 plasma samples were collected respectively from N, SAP and UAP group, and the UAP specific differential proteins were selected to be verified by ELISA. Results A total of 10 varied protein spots with more than 2-fold changes in UAP and SAP were found including 9 up-regulated proteins and 1 down-regulated one. MS identification indicated that the up-regulated proteins included fibrinogen gamma chain (FGG, complement C4-B (C4B, immunoglobulin (Ig kappa chain C region (IGKC and hemoglobin subunit alpha (HBA1, whereas the down-regulated one was haptoglobin (HP. After comparing the varied proteins with that in N group, 2 specifically UAP-related proteins, IGKC and HP, were detected totally. IGKC was selected to validate by ELISA, and the corresponding results showed that IGKC was increased specifically in UAP plasma (P<0.05 when compared with N and SAP group, which was consistent with DIGE. Conclusion IGKC and HP have been detected as specifically related proteins to UAP

  6. Evaluation of the systemic micro- and macrovasculature in stable angina: A case-control study.

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    Full Text Available The diagnosis of stable angina involves the use of probability estimates based on clinical presentation, age, gender and cardiovascular risk factors. In view of the link between the cardiac and systemic vasculature we tested whether non-invasive measures of systemic micro- and macrovascular structure and function differentiate between individuals with flow-limiting coronary artery disease (CAD and those with normal coronary arteries (NCA.We recruited 84 patients undergoing elective coronary angiography for investigation of symptoms of stable angina. Patients were selected for either having significant CAD or NCA (n = 43/41; age, 56±7 vs 57±7 years, P = 0.309. Only microvascular endothelial function, measured using the Endo-PAT2000 device to determine reactive hyperaemia index (CAD vs. NCA; 1.9 [1.5; 2.3] vs. 2.1 [1.8; 2.4], P = 0.03 and sonographic carotid plaque score (CAD vs. NCA; 3.0 [1.5; 4.5] vs. 1.2 [0; 2.55], P<0.001 were significantly different between patients with CAD and NCA. No significant differences were detected in reflection magnitude (CAD vs. NCA; 1.7 [1.5; 1.8] % vs 1.7 [1.5; 1.9] %, P = 0.342, pulse wave velocity (CAD vs. NCA; 7.8±1.4 m/sec vs. 8.3±1.5 m/sec, P = 0.186, carotid intima-media thickness (CAD vs. NCA; 0.73±0.10 mm vs. 0.75±0.10 mm, P = 0.518 or carotid distensibility (CAD vs. NCA; 3.8±1.2 10-3/kPa vs. 3.4±0.9 10-3/kPa, P = 0.092. Also, the c-statistic of the pre-test probability based on history and traditional risk factors (c = 0.665; 95% CI, 0.540-0.789 was improved by the addition of the inverse RHI (c = 0.720; 95% CI, 0.605-0.836, carotid plaque score (c = 0.770, 95% CI, 0.659-0.881, and of both markers in combination (c = 0.801; 95% CI, 0.701-0.900.There are distinct differences in the systemic vasculature between patients with CAD and NCA that may have the potential to guide diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. Carotid artery plaque burden and microvascular function appear to be most promising in

  7. Duration of effects of isradipine during twice daily therapy in angina pectoris.

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    Thadani, U; Chrysant, S; Gorwit, J; Giles, T; Archer, S; Iteld, B; Singh, S; Copen, D; Wakeford, C; Hobbs, S

    1994-04-01

    Isradipine, a 1,4 dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonist, is a potent coronary artery dilator that increases coronary blood flow with little effect on cardiac contractility. Isradipine is an approved antihypertensive agent, but its antianginal effects have not been well documented. In this placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group design study we evaluated the duration of effects and safety of isradipine 10 mg bid in male patients with chronic stable angina pectoris. Seventy-two patients experiencing moderately severe angina between 3 and 7.5 minutes during a standard Bruce exercise test received placebo in a single-blind manner for 8-14 days. Sixty-one of these patients had reproducible treadmill exercise test results on three consecutive occasions and underwent further exercise tests at 3, 8, and 12 hours after a placebo period. Patients were then randomized (double blind) to either placebo or isradipine 10 mg bid for 2 weeks. Symptom-limited exercise tests were repeated predose and at 3, 8, and 12 hours after the 0800 hour dose dosing. Exercise duration increased significantly from baseline (last qualifying test during the single-blind placebo therapy, i.e., 0800 hours predose at visit 4) in the isradipine group compared to the placebo group prior to the administration of the 0800 hour dose (i.e., 12 hours after the 2000 hour dose) by 51 vs. 18 seconds, p = 0.04; and after the administration of the 0800 hour dose at 3 hours by 78 vs. 29 seconds, p = 0.005; and at 8 hours by 54 vs. 18 seconds, p = 0.04. Similarly, statistical significance was achieved when exercise data were analyzed using visit 4 (single-blind placebo therapy) corresponding time points as baseline. At 12 hours after the 0800 hour dose, exercise tolerance did not increase significantly after isradipine compared to placebo. Time to 1-mm ST-segment depression increased significantly after isradipine at 3 hours post 0800 hour dose compared to placebo (87 vs. 7 seconds, p < 0.01) but not

  8. Successful intestinal ischemia treatment by percutaneus transluminal angioplasty of visceral arteries in a patient with abdominal angina

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    Nenezić Dragoslav

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Abdominal angina, also known as chronic mesenteric ischemia or intestinal angina, is a rare disease caused by intestinal flow reduction due to stenosis or occlusion of mesenteric arteries. A case of successful treatment of a patient with abdominal angina by percutaneous transuliminal angioplasty of high-grade superior mesenteric artery and coeliac trunk stenosis was presented. Case Outline. A 77-year-old male patient was admitted at our Clinic for severe postprandial abdominal pains followed by frequent diarrhoeas. Extensive gastrointestinal investigations were performed and all results were normal. Multislice computerized (MSCT arteriography was indicated which revealed ostial celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery subocclusion. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the superior mesenteric artery and coeliac trunk was done with two stents implantation. Just a few hours following the intervention, after food ingestion, there were no abdominal pains. Six months later, the patient described a significant feeling of relief after food ingestion and no arduousness at all. Conclusion. High-grade visceral arteries stenoses in patients with intestinal ischemia symptoms can be treated by either surgical procedures or percutaneus transluminal angioplasty. In cases when a low operative risk is anticipated, surgical treatment is recommended due to a better anatomical outcome, while percutaneus angioplasty is advised to elderly patients in whom increased operative risks can be expected.

  9. Impact of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy on Myocardial Function and Endothelial Dysfunction in Female Patients with Microvascular Angina.

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    Kim, Bong Joon; Cho, In Suk; Cho, Kyoung Im

    2017-12-01

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a structured group program that employs mindfulness meditation to alleviate suffering associated with physical, psychosomatic, and psychiatric disorders. In this study, we investigate the impact of MBSR on left ventricular (LV) and endothelial function in female patients with microvascular angina. A total of 34 female patients (mean age 52.2 ± 13.8 years) diagnosed with microvascular angina underwent a MBSR program with anti-anginal medication for 8 weeks. The global longitudinal strain (GLS) of the LV was used as a parameter to assess myocardial function and reactive brachial flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) was used to assess endothelial function. Symptoms were analyzed by the Symptom Checklist 90 Revised to determine emotional stress. Changes in GLS and FMD between baseline and post-MBSR were analyzed. After 8 weeks of programmed MBSR treatment, stress parameters were significantly decreased. In addition, GLS (-19.5 ± 2.1% vs. -16.6 ± 2.5%, p < 0.001) and reactive FMD significantly improved (8.9 ± 3.0% vs. 6.9 ± 2.6%, p = 0.005) after MBSR compared to baseline. The changes in GLS correlated to changes in FMD (r = 0.120, p = 0.340) and with the changes in most stress parameters. MBSR has beneficial impacts on myocardial and endothelial function in female patients with microvascular angina.

  10. Submandibular cellulitis (Ludwig's angina) associated to a complex odontoma erupted into the oral cavity. Case report and literature review.

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    Bertolai, R; Acocella, A; Sacco, R; Agostini, T

    2007-01-01

    The clinical presentation of Ludwig's angina consists in a severe expanding cellulitis causing swelling of the floor of the mouth, tongue and submandibular region, thus resulting in a possible obstruction of the airway and in a rapid progress in deep neck soft tissue infection and mediastinitis with potentially fatal consequences. Frequently, submandibular cellulitis develops from an acute infection spreading from the lower molar teeth. Mandibular fractures, traumatic laceration of the floor of the mouth, and peritonsillar abscesses are other concomitant clinical features. A case of Ludwig's angina associated with a large erupted odontoma and with a deeply impacted third molar displaced to the border of the mandible is described. The patient was affected by enlargement of submandibular space, marked face swelling causing an evident face deformity, tenderness and redness of the neck and limited movement of the neck and mouth. In the past, Ludwig's angina was frequently fatal, however aggressive surgical and medical therapy have significantly reduced the mortality rate. The reported case can be considered as important, not only because of the rarity of the odontoma eruption in the oral cavity, but mainly for the extent of the clinical manifestation of a lesion usually described in literature as asymptomatic.

  11. Impaired myocardial perfusion reserve in microvascular angina (syndrome X): Assessment by vasodilation {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT; Einschraenkung der myokardialen Perfusionsreserve bei Mikrovaskular-Angina (Syndrom X): Nachweis durch {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT

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    Langes, K. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Kardiologie; Beuthien-Baumann, B. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Luebeck, M. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Fuchs, C. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Schneider, M.A. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Kardiologie; Volk, C. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Kardiologie; Nienaber, C.A. [Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Abt. fuer Kardiologie

    1996-12-01

    Aim: In 22 patients with typical chest pain and normal coronary arteries (microvascular angina, syndrome X) {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT was examined in regard to assess impairment of myocardial perfusion reserve. Method: The study was performed with {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT at rest and under vasodilation with dipyridamole. The findings were compared with a normal database. A normal perfusion reserve was said to be an increase >20% of the {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-activity. Results: In 2/22 (9%) of the patients the perfusion reserve lay >20% i.e. 37%. In 91% of the patients a diminution or even decrease of the perfusion was to be seen. From these 9/22 (41%) of the patients showed a diminution of the {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI by 6%. 11/22 patients had a decrease of the perfusion under vasodilation with dipyridamole i.e. a lower activity of 99mTc-MIBI 13%. Conclusion: Vasodilation {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT offers good imaging quality and enables semiquantitative assessment of myocardial perfusion reserve in patients with microvascular angina. (orig.) [Deutsch] Ziel: An 22 Patienten mit typischer Angina pectoris und normalen Koronararterien (Mikrovaskular-Angina, Syndrom X) wurde geprueft, ob mit {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT eine Einschraenkung der myokardialen Perfusionsreserve nachweisbar ist. Methode: Die Untersuchung mit {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-SPECT erfolgte in Ruhe und unter Vasodilatation nach einer Infusion mit Dipyridamol im Vergleich zu einer normalen Datenbank. Eine normale myokardiale Perfusionsreserve wurde bei einer differenziellen {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-Aufnahme von {>=}20% angesehen. Ergebnisse: 2/22 (9%) der Patienten wiesen eine Perfusionsreserve >20% mit im Mittel 37% auf, 91% der Patienten wiesen eine relativ oder absolut verminderte {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-Aufnahme unter Vasodilatation auf. Bei 9/22 (41%) Patienten war die Perfusionsreserve relativ gemindert mit einer Zunahme der {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-Aktivitaet von 6%, bei 11/22 wurde eine Abnahme der {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI-Aktivitaet um 13% unter

  12. The prevalence of angina symptoms and association with cardiovascular risk factors, among rural, urban and rural to urban migrant populations in Peru

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    Gilman Robert H

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Rural-to-urban migration in low- and middle-income countries causes an increase in individual cardiovascular risk. Cost-effective interventions at early stages of the natural history of coronary disease such as angina may stem an epidemic of premature coronary deaths in these countries. However, there are few data on the prevalence of angina in developing countries, whilst the understanding the aetiology of angina is complicated by the difficulty in measuring it across differing populations. Methods The PERU MIGRANT study was designed to investigate differences between rural-to-urban migrant and non-migrant groups in specific cardiovascular disease risk factors. Mass-migration seen in Peru from 1980s onwards was largely driven by politically motivated violence resulting in less 'healthy migrant' selection bias. The Rose angina questionnaire was used to record chest pain, which was classified definite, possible and non-exertional. Mental health was measured using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12. Mantel-Haenszel odds ratios (adjusted for age, sex, cardiovascular disease risk factors and mental health were used to assess the risk of chest pain in the migrant and urban groups compared to the rural group, and further to assess the relationship (age and sex-adjusted between risk factors, mental health and chest pain. Results Compared to the urban group, rural dwellers had a greatly increased likelihood of possible/definite angina (multi-adjusted OR 2.82 (1.68- 4.73. Urban and migrant groups had higher levels of risk factors (e.g. smoking - 20.1% urban, 5.5% rural. No diabetes was seen in the rural dwellers who complained of possible/definite angina. Rural dwellers had a higher prevalence of mood disorder and the presence of a mood disorder was associated with possible/definite angina in all three groups, but not consistently with non-exertional chest pain. Conclusion Rural groups had a higher prevalence of angina as

  13. Nitric Oxide Synthetic Pathway in Patients with Microvascular Angina and Its Relations with Oxidative Stress

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    Benedetta Porro

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A decreased nitric oxide (NO bioavailability and an increased oxidative stress play a pivotal role in different cardiovascular pathologies. As red blood cells (RBCs participate in NO formation in the bloodstream, the aim of this study was to outline the metabolic profile of L-arginine (Arg/NO pathway and of oxidative stress status in RBCs and in plasma of patients with microvascular angina (MVA, investigating similarities and differences with respect to coronary artery disease (CAD patients or healthy controls (Ctrl. Analytes involved in Arg/NO pathway and the ratio of oxidized and reduced forms of glutathione were measured by LC-MS/MS. The arginase and the NO synthase (NOS expression were evaluated by immunofluorescence staining. RBCs from MVA patients show increased levels of NO synthesis inhibitors, parallel to that found in plasma, and a reduction of NO synthase expression. When summary scores were computed, both patient groups were associated with a positive oxidative score and a negative NO score, with the CAD group located in a more extreme position with respect to Ctrl. This finding points out to an impairment of the capacity of RBCs to produce NO in a pathological condition characterized mostly by alterations at the microvascular bed with no significant coronary stenosis.

  14. Tender Endothelium Syndrome: Combination of Hypotension, Bradycardia, Contrast Induced Chest Pain, and Microvascular Angina

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    Shivesh Goberdhan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Hypotension, bradycardia, and contrast induced chest pain are potential complications of cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography. Catheter-induced coronary spasm has been occasionally demonstrated, but its relationship to spontaneous coronary spasm is unclear. We describe a 64-year-old female who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery in 1998 on the basis of an angiographic diagnosis of severe left main disease, who recently presented with increasingly frequent typical angina. Repeat coronary angiography was immediately complicated by severe chest pain, hypotension, and bradycardia but demonstrated only mild disease of the left main artery and entire coronary tree with complete occlusion of her prior grafts. This reaction was almost identical to that observed during her original coronary angiogram. We now believe her original angiogram was complicated by severe catheter-induced left main spasm, with the accompanying contrast reaction attributed to left main disease, and the occlusion of coronary grafts explained by the absence of significant left main disease. The combination of these symptoms has not been documented in the literature. In this instance, these manifestations erroneously led to coronary bypass surgery. It is unknown whether routine, systematic injection of intracoronary nitroglycerin prior to angiography might blunt the severity of such reactions.

  15. Optimizing Prescription of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Unstable Angina Based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Process

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    Yan Feng

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    Full Text Available Objective. Initial optimized prescription of Chinese herb medicine for unstable angina (UA. Methods. Based on partially observable Markov decision process model (POMDP, we choose hospitalized patients of 3 syndrome elements, such as qi deficiency, blood stasis, and turbid phlegm for the data mining, analysis, and objective evaluation of the diagnosis and treatment of UA at a deep level in order to optimize the prescription of Chinese herb medicine for UA. Results. The recommended treatment options of UA for qi deficiency, blood stasis, and phlegm syndrome patients were as follows: Milkvetch Root + Tangshen + Indian Bread + Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome (ADR=0.96630; Danshen Root + Chinese Angelica + Safflower + Red Peony Root + Szechwan Lovage Rhizome Orange Fruit (ADR=0.76; Snakegourd Fruit + Longstamen Onion Bulb + Pinellia Tuber + Dried Tangerine peel + Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome + Platycodon Root (ADR=0.658568. Conclusion. This study initially optimized prescriptions for UA based on POMDP, which can be used as a reference for further development of UA prescription in Chinese herb medicine.

  16. TIMI risk score underestimates prognosis in unstable angina/non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

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    Vorlat, Anne; Claeys, Marc J; De Raedt, Herbert; Gevaert, Sofie; Vandekerckhove, Yves; Dubois, Philippe; De Meester, Antoine; Vrints, Christiaan

    2008-01-01

    To determine the value of the TIMI risk score in the individual risk stratification of patients with unstable angina/non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI). TIMI risk score is a validated tool to identify groups of patients at high risk for major cardiac events. Its prognostic value in individual patients with current diagnostic tools and therapy is unknown. TIMI risk score was assessed in patients with UA/NSTEMI admitted to six Belgian hospitals and related to clinical outcome at 30 days. Of the 500 patients enrolled, 49.4% were placed in the low TIMI risk group (score = 0-3) and 50.6% in the high-risk group (score = 4-7). Multivariate analysis identified raised cardiac markers and invasive strategy, but not high TIMI risk score as independent predictors of death and new myocardial infarction (MI). Moreover, the incidence of death and MI in the low TIMI risk group with positive cardiac markers was not lower than in the high TIMI risk group with positive markers: 15.1% versus 17.8% (P = 0.7). TIMI risk score is of limited value for individual risk stratification. The presence of positive cardiac markers (troponin) appears to be a more powerful prognostic marker.

  17. Difference in the in-hospital mortality of unstable angina pectoris between men and women

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    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To assess differences in the in-hospital mortality (HM rate between men and women with unstable angina pectoris (UA according to age, depression of the ST segment, history of previous acute myocardial infarction (AMI, and risk factors for coronary heart disease. METHODS: From October 96 to March 98, 261 patients with UA were selected. Logistic regression models were developed to adjust the association between sex and HM for possible influence of covariables, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and familial history of early coronary heart disease. RESULTS: HM due to UA was approximately three times higher in women (9.3%; 12/129 than in men (3.0%; 4/132 accounting for a relative risk of 3.07; 95% confidence interval (CI =1.02-9.27. In logistic regression models, the association between sex and death was not significantly altered when the following parameters were considered: age, depression of the ST segment, history of previous AMI and risk factors for coronary heart disease. The nonadjusted and adjusted odds ratio (OR for the distinct covariables were 3.28 (CI 95%=1.03-10.45 and 3.14 (CI = 95% = 0.88-11.20, respectively. CONCLUSION: Similarly to AMI, HM in UA is higher in women than in men. Age, risk factors for coronary heart disease, and depression of the ST segment in the electrocardiogram on patients' admission to the hospital did not significantly influence the association between sex and death.

  18. Three Vessel Coronary Cameral Fistulae Associated with New Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Angina Pectoris

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    Murat Yuksel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Coronary cameral fistulas are abnormal communications between a coronary artery and a heart chamber or a great vessel which are reported in less than 0.1% of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography. All three major coronary arteries are even less frequently involved in fistula formation as it is the case in our patient. A 68-year-old woman was admitted to cardiology clinic with complaints of exertional dyspnea and angina for two years and a new onset palpitation. Standard 12-lead electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation (AF with a ventricular rate of 114 beat/minute and accompanying T wave abnormalities and minimal ST-depression on lateral derivations. Transthoracic echocardiographic examination was normal except for diastolic dysfunction, minimally mitral regurgitation, and mild to moderate enlargement of the left atrium. Sinus rhythm was achieved by medical cardioversion with amiodarone infusion. Coronary angiography revealed diffuse and multiple coronary-left ventricle fistulas originating from the distal segments of both left and right coronary arterial systems without any stenosis in epicardial coronary arteries. The patient’s symptoms resolved almost completely with medical therapy. High volume shunts via coronary artery to left ventricular microfistulas may lead to increased volume overload and subsequent increase in end-diastolic pressure of the left ventricle and may cause left atrial enlargement.

  19. Relationship of coronary collateral circulation with eosinophils in patients with unstable angina pectoris.

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    Wang, Jun; Li, Qun; Li, Shi-jing; Wang, De-zhao; Chen, Bu-xing

    2016-01-01

    Eosinophils (EOS) have been associated with prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease, and those who showed plenitudinous coronary collateral circulation (CCC) often have good clinical consequences. However, the relationship between EOS and CCC was seldom reported. To investigate the relationship between EOS and CCC development in patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP). The study population consisted of 502 consecutive patients with UAP who underwent coronary angiography and coronary stenosis ≥80%. CCC was graded according to the Rentrop grading system of 0-3. Rentrop grades of 0 and 1 indicated low-grade CCC group, whereas grades 2 and 3 indicated high-grade CCC group. The EOS was significantly higher in the high-grade CCC group compared with the low-grade CCC group. In multiple logistic regression analysis, EOS (odds ratio: 1.969; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.210-3.3205; P=0.006) and neutrophil count (odds ratio: 0.757; 95% CI: 0.584-0.981; P=0.035) were predictors of high-grade CCC development. EOS of >0.12×10(9)/L could independently predict high-grade CCC with 72.5% sensitivity and 58.4% specificity (area under the curve: 0.681; 95% CI: 0.632-0.729). EOS were associated with high-grade CCC in patients with UAP with coronary stenosis ≥80%. Increased EOS count may play an important role in the development of CCC in patients with UAP.

  20. Resting {sup 123}I-BMIPP scintigraphy in diagnosis of effort angina pectoris with reference to subsets of the disease

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    Yamabe, Hiroshi; Abe, Hiroaki; Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro [Kobe Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine; Shiotani, Hideyuki; Kajiya, Sadashi; Mori, Takao; Hashimoto, Yasunori

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    This study was undertaken to assess the diagnostic value of resting {sup 123}I-BMIPP scintigraphy in patients with effort angina pectoris. One hundred and four patients underwent scintigraphic and angiographic examinations. The subsets of the patients were stable effort angina pectoris (stable type) in 27 cases, new onset of effort angina pectoris (new onset type) in 21 cases, and worsening effort angina pectoris (worsening type) in 35 cases. The remaining 21 cases were subjects without evidences of coronary artery disease (non-CAD). {sup 123}I-BMIPP was injected under resting and pain free condition, then data for single photon emission tomography (SPECT) were acquired. The positive regional {sup 123}I-BMIPP defects in three coronary territories were visually judged on the tomographic images. The overall sensitivity to diagnose the patients was 62.6% (52/83) and the overall specificity to exclude non-CAD subjects was 95.2% (20/21). The detection rate in each subset of the disease was 48.1% (13/27) in stable type, 47.6% (10/21) in new onset type and 77.1% (27/35) in worsening type (p<0.05 versus two other types). For detection of stenosed vessels, the overall sensitivity was 41.4% (56/148) and the overall specificity was 93.8% (152/164). The rate of detection of stenosed vessels was 31.7% (13/41) in stable type, 31.4% (11/35) in new onset type, and 55.6% (40/72) in worsening type (p<0.05 versus two other types). Vessels with 75% stenosis were more sensitively detected in the worsening type (33.3%; 4/12) compared to the remaining two types (8.3%; 1/12) even though the difference was not significant. The resting {sup 123}I-BMIPP scintigraphy was therefore valuable in diagnosing patients with effort angina pectoris and involved coronary arteries especially in the subset of patients with worsening type. (author)

  1. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of late Na current inhibition (ranolazine) in coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD): impact on angina and myocardial perfusion reserve.

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    Bairey Merz, C Noel; Handberg, Eileen M; Shufelt, Chrisandra L; Mehta, Puja K; Minissian, Margo B; Wei, Janet; Thomson, Louise E J; Berman, Daniel S; Shaw, Leslee J; Petersen, John W; Brown, Garrett H; Anderson, R David; Shuster, Jonathan J; Cook-Wiens, Galen; Rogatko, André; Pepine, Carl J

    2016-05-14

    The mechanistic basis of the symptoms and signs of myocardial ischaemia in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) and evidence of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is unclear. The aim of this study was to mechanistically test short-term late sodium current inhibition (ranolazine) in such subjects on angina, myocardial perfusion reserve index, and diastolic filling. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, mechanistic trial in subjects with evidence of CMD [invasive coronary reactivity testing or non-invasive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging myocardial perfusion reserve index (MPRI)]. Short-term oral ranolazine 500-1000 mg twice daily for 2 weeks vs. placebo. Angina measured by Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) and SAQ-7 (co-primaries), diary angina (secondary), stress MPRI, diastolic filling, quality of life (QoL). Of 128 (96% women) subjects, no treatment differences in the outcomes were observed. Peak heart rate was lower during pharmacological stress during ranolazine (-3.55 b.p.m., P < 0.001). The change in SAQ-7 directly correlated with the change in MPRI (correlation 0.25, P = 0.005). The change in MPRI predicted the change in SAQ QoL, adjusted for body mass index (BMI), prior myocardial infarction, and site (P = 0.0032). Low coronary flow reserve (CFR <2.5) subjects improved MPRI (P < 0.0137), SAQ angina frequency (P = 0.027), and SAQ-7 (P = 0.041). In this mechanistic trial among symptomatic subjects, no obstructive CAD, short-term late sodium current inhibition was not generally effective for SAQ angina. Angina and myocardial perfusion reserve changes were related, supporting the notion that strategies to improve ischaemia should be tested in these subjects. clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT01342029. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology.

  2. Quantitative Computertomographie

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    Engelke K

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Die quantitative Computertomographie (QCT ist neben der Dual X-ray-Absorptiometry (DXA eine Standardmethode in der Osteodensitometrie. Wichtigste Meßorte, für die auch kommerzielle Lösungen existieren, sind die Lendenwirbelsäule (LWS und der distale Unterarm. Untersuchungen des Tibia- oder auch des Femurschaftes haben dagegen untergeordnete Bedeutung. Untersuchungen der LWS werden mit klinischen Ganzkörpertomographen durchgeführt. Dafür existieren spezielle Aufnahme- und Auswerteprotokolle. Für QCT-Messungen an peripheren Meßorten (pQCT, insbesondere am distalen Unterarm, wurden kompakte CT-Scanner entwickelt, die heute als Tischgeräte angeboten werden. Entscheidende Vorteile der QCT im Vergleich mit der DXA sind die exakte dreidimensionale Lokalisation des Meßvolumens, die isolierte Erfassung dieses Volumens ohne Überlagerung des umgebenden Gewebes und die Separation trabekulären und kortikalen Knochens. Mit QCT wird die Konzentration des Knochenmineralgehaltes innerhalb einer definierten Auswerteregion (ROI, region of interest bestimmt. Die Konzentration wird typischerweise als Knochenmineraldichte (BMD, bone mineral density bezeichnet und in g/cm3 angegeben. Dagegen wird mit dem projektiven Verfahren der DXA lediglich eine Flächenkonzentration in g/cm2 bestimmt, die in Analogie zur QCT als Flächendichte bezeichnet wird. Der Unterschied zwischen Dichte (QCT und Flächendichte (DXA wird aber in der Literatur meistens vernachlässigt.

  3. Quantitative Analysen

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    Hübner, Philipp

    Der heilige Gral jeglicher Analytik ist, den wahren Wert bestimmen zu können. Dies bedingt quantitative Messmethoden, welche in der molekularen Analytik nun seit einiger Zeit zur Verfügung stehen. Das generelle Problem bei der Quantifizierung ist, dass wir meistens den wahren Wert weder kennen noch bestimmen können! Aus diesem Grund behelfen wir uns mit Annäherungen an den wahren Wert, indem wir aus Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen den Median oder den (robusten) Mittelwert berechnen oder indem wir einen Erwartungswert (expected value) aufgrund der Herstellung des Probenmaterials berechnen. Bei diesen Versuchen der Annäherung an den wahren Wert findet beabsichtigterweise eine Normierung der Analytik statt, entweder nach dem demokratischen Prinzip, dass die Mehrheit bestimmt oder durch zur Verfügungsstellung von geeignetem zertifiziertem Referenzmaterial. Wir müssen uns folglich bewusst sein, dass durch dieses Vorgehen zwar garantiert wird, dass die Mehrheit der Analysenlaboratorien gleich misst, wir jedoch dabei nicht wissen, ob alle gleich gut oder allenfalls gleich schlecht messen.

  4. The quantitative Morse theorem

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    In this paper, we give a proof of the quantitative Morse theorem stated by {Y. Yomdin} in \\cite{Y1}. The proof is based on the quantitative Sard theorem, the quantitative inverse function theorem and the quantitative Morse lemma.

  5. Correlation between Timi Risk Score and Clinical Outcome in Patients with Unstable Angina Pectoris

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    Savovic Zorica

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Given Taking that the TIMI score is a major predictor of MACE, this study aimed to determine the value of the TIMI risk score in predicting poor outcomes (death, myocardial infarction, recurrent pain in patients presenting with unstable angina pectoris in short-term observation. A total of 107 patients with APns were examined at the Clinical Centre Kragujevac and were included in the investigation. The TIMI score was determined on the first day of hospitalization. During hospitalization, the following factors were also observed: troponin, ECG evolution, further therapy (pharmacologic therapy and/or emergency PCI or CABG, age, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. The low-risk group (TIMI 0 - 2 included 30.8% of patients, whereas 47.6% of patients were in the intermediate-risk group (TIMI 3 - 4, and 21.5% of patients were in the high-risk group (TIMI 5 - 7. Good outcomes (without adverse event and poor outcomes (death, myocardial infarction, and recurring chest pain were dependent on the TIMI risk score. The increase in TIMI risk score per one unit increased the risk of a poor outcome by 54%. Troponin and TIMI risk score were positively correlated. Our results suggest that the TIMI risk score may be a reliable predictor of a poor outcome (MACE during the short-term observation of patients with APns. Moreover, patients identified as high-risk benefit from early invasive PCI, enoxaparin and Gp IIb/IIIa inhibitors. Th us, routine use of the TIMI risk score at admission may reduce the number of patients not recognized as high-risk.

  6. Does surgical decompression in Ludwig's angina decrease hospital length of stay?

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    Rowe, David Phillip; Ollapallil, Jacob

    2011-03-01

    Ludwig's angina (LA) is an uncommon and potentially life-threatening condition of the upper aero-digestive tract that often requires the coordinated efforts of the surgical, anesthetic and intensive care teams to optimize management. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the documented clinical features and the surgical and airway management of LA at Alice Springs Hospital for the purpose of assessing surgical outcomes with particular reference to length of stay (LOS). Retrospective chart review from January 1998 to January 2008 examined patients admitted with LA at Alice Springs Hospital. Documented clinical features, interventions, and operative findings including floor of mouth swelling, Mallampati score, and airway compromise were collected. Outcomes, with particular respect to LOS, for those who received intravenous (IV) or inhalational induction and those that received awake fibre-optic intubations were compared. Of 30 patients with LA, 28 (93%) were managed with operative drainage with a LOS in the intensive care unit (ICU) of 2 days and a hospital LOS of 5 days. Seven received awake fibre-optic intubation and 21 had IV or inhalational anesthesia with none requiring tracheotomy. There was no statistical difference in LOS between those patients whose microbiological culture results showed no growth and those whose cultures had positive growth. Management was generally operative decompression with IV antibiotics. LOS is not affected by the presence or absence of culture positive infection. It is proposed that operative intervention is safe, effective, and is associated with shorter patient stays in the intensive care unit and the hospital overall. © 2010 The Authors. ANZ Journal of Surgery © 2010 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  7. Retrospective analysis of etiology and comorbid diseases associated with Ludwig's Angina.

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    Botha, Andrew; Jacobs, Fred; Postma, Corne

    2015-01-01

    Ludwig's angina (LA) still presents regularly at our tertiary academic hospital. Various etiologies and comorbid diseases are documented worldwide, but the South African population has not been studied. To establish whether LA cases presenting to the department are different from international reports regarding etiology and comorbidities. Retrospective analysis of patients presenting with LA to a tertiary hospital. 93 patients were included over a 5-year period. Archived files were analyzed for data including age, gender, comorbid diseases, etiology, airway management, and season on admission. Descriptive statistics with the inclusion of frequency distributions. 93 patients were included; 65 (69.9%) male and 28 (30.1%) female; age - minimum 20 years, maximum 75 years, mean 40.366. 68 (73.1%) odontogenic, 13 (14%) nonodontogenic, and 12 (12.9%) unknown cause. Comorbid diseases: 21 (22.6%) diabetes mellitus (DM), 19 (20.4%) hypertension, and 18 (19.4%) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Airway management: 61 (65.6%) tracheostomy and 32 (34.4%) nonsurgical. 11 (11.8%) deaths, 8 (8.60%) descending mediastinitis, and 7 (7.53%) necrotizing fasciitis. Seasonal occurrence: 30 (32.3%) spring, 24 (25.8%) winter, 22 (23.7%) summer, and 17 (18.3%) autumn. A 2.32:1 ratio male: female presentation mirrors previous statistics. DM patients had increased risks of complications, which resulted in multiple deaths. HIV patients showed increased risks for complications with more intense, longer hospital stays, but lower percentages of deaths compared to patients with DM and complications who died. There was no statistically significant finding regarding seasonal tendency.

  8. CASE OF DIAGNOSIS OF APICAL FORM OF HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY WITH A PATIENT WITH PROGRESSIVE ANGINA CLINIC

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    N. S. Krylova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective of work: to describe the apical form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (AFHC developing under the "mask" of the ischemic heart disease not diagnosed for a long period.Materials and methods. Patient B., 73 y.o., female, was brought to the cardiology department with complains of severe pressing pain behind the breastbone caused with no apparent reason and lasting for over 4 hours. The following examination of the patient was performed: electrocardiography (ECG, echocardiography (EchoCG, Holter ECG monitoring, coronary angiography (CAG, ventriculography.Results. The final diagnosis for the patient was set on the basis of the following readings: ECG data (basic rhythm – atrial fibrillation, left ventricle (LV hypertrophy, negative T-waves in leads V1–6, ST segment depression up to 1–2 mm in leads V4–6, EchoCG (hypertrophy of apical segments of the LV with decreasing of its cavity, moderate dilatation of the left atrium, intraventricular obstruction in the apical third of the LV with the maximum pressure gradient of up to 48 mm Hg., CAG (stenotic lesions of coronary arteries were found, ventriculography (LV volume is not increased, no violations of local contractility, narrowing of the LV cavity in the lower third is observed with thinning in the apex, which indicatesexpressed apical hypertrophy of the LV myocard. AFHC, apical form with moderate obstruction in the lower third of the left ventricle. Stress angina syndrome. CAG and ventriculography were main diagnostic methods that allowed setting the final diagnosis.Conclusion. The clinical case sets forth the peculiarities of diagnostics, therapy, and post-therapy management of patients with this form of AFHC.

  9. [Circadian blood pressure characteristics in hospitalized unstable angina pectoris patients with hypertension].

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    Zhang, W; Zhu, H; Yao, S Y; Li, Y; Liu, J; Xue, H

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    Objective: To define the characteristic of circadian rhythm of blood pressure in unstable angina pectoris (UAP)patients with hypertension and its effects on the cardiovascular events. Methods: It was a prospective study.Based on coronary angiographic results, 742 consecutive hospitalized UAP patients with hypertension and 89 consecutive hospitalized hypertensive patients were recruited between September 2014 and December 2015 in this study. Clinical data and the results of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) were analyzed. Results: The total prevalence of hypertension in UAP is about 77.1%(742/962) in our cohort. The decrease of night-time systolic and diastolic blood pressure in UAP patients complicated with hypertension was lower than that in hypertensive patients (Preverse dipper pattern was 12.4%(92/742), 34.9%(259/742) and 52.7%(391/742) in UAP patients complicated with hypertension, 18.0%(16/89), 48.3%(43/89) and 33.7%(30/89) in hypertensive patients. Obviously, the abnormal circadian rhythm of blood pressure was more significant in UAP patients with hypertension than in hypertensive patients, characterized by higher reverse dipper pattern in UAP patients with hypertension compared to patients with hypertension(P=0.00), similar results were evidenced among the male and female patients and patients with various ages. Subgroup analysis showed that except similar results on the incidence of reverse dipper pattern in controlled blood pressure aged less than 45 years old, the incidence of reverse dipper pattern was all significantly higher in UAP patients complicating with hypertension than in hypertensive patients independent no matter blood pressure controlled or not (all Plogistic regression analysis showed that reverse dipper pattern was independently associated with UAP(OR=1.53, 95%CI 1.12-2.61). Conclusions: This finding suggests that UAP patients with hypertension often have abnormal circadian rhythm, characterized by higher reverse dipper

  10. Lower diastolic wall strain is associated with coronary revascularization in patients with stable angina.

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    Choi, Jaehuk; Kang, Min-Kyung; Han, Chaehoon; Hwang, Sang Muk; Jung, Sung Gu; Kim, Han-Kyul; Chun, Kwang Jin; Choi, Seonghoon; Cho, Jung Rae; Lee, Namho

    2017-12-28

    Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction occurs earlier in the ischemic cascade than LV systolic dysfunction and electrocardiographic changes. Diastolic wall strain (DWS) has been proposed as a marker of LV diastolic stiffness. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to define the relationship between DWS and coronary revascularization and to evaluate other echocardiographic parameters in patients with stable angina who were undergoing coronary angiography (CAG). Four hundred forty patients [mean age: 61 ± 10; 249 (57%) men] undergoing CAG and with normal left ventricular systolic function without regional wall motion abnormalities were enrolled. Among them, 128 (29%) patients underwent revascularization (percutaneous intervention: 117, bypass surgery: 11). All patients underwent echocardiography before CAG and the DWS was defined using posterior wall thickness (PWT) measurements from standard echocardiographic images [DWS = PWT(systole)-PWT(diastole)/PWT(systole)]. Patients who underwent revascularization had a significantly lower DWS than those who did not (0.26 ± 0.08 vs. 0.38 ± 0.09, p revascularization (69 vs. 52%, p = 0.001). The LV ejection fraction was similar but slightly decreased (60.9 ± 5.7 vs. 62.4 ± 6.2%, p = 0.019) and the E/E' ratio was elevated (10.3 ± 4.0 vs. 9.0 ± 3.1, p revascularization. In multiple regression analysis, lower DWS was an independent predictor of revascularization (cut-off value: 0.34; sensitivity: 89%; AUC: 0.870; SE: 0.025; p revascularization.

  11. Long-acting diltiazem HCl for the chronotherapeutic treatment of hypertension and chronic stable angina pectoris.

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    Claas, Steven A; Glasser, Stephen P

    2005-05-01

    Hypertension is associated with increased cardio- and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality; antihypertensive drugs have been shown to reduce the risk of adverse cardio- and cerebrovascular events. These events tend to be more common during the morning hours, a time when both normo- and hypertensives show a circadian peak in blood pressure (BP). Although clinicians have a number of safe and well-tolerated antihypertensive agents in various classes and formulations at their disposal, few are designed to specifically attenuate the morning BP surge while maintaining 24-h efficacy. A novel, once-daily, long-acting formulation of diltiazem HCl (DTZ-LA) has been developed with chronodynamics in harmony with diurnal BP variation. DTZ-LA effectively reduces BP in a dose-dependent fashion over a 24-h dosing interval in patients with moderate-to-severe essential hypertension. When compared with a morning dose, the evening dose is associated with significant and clinically meaningful greater reductions in BP during the morning hours, when adverse cardiovascular events tend to cluster. Evening-dosed DTZ-LA was more effective than morning-dosed amlodipine in reducing morning diastolic BP in African-Americans. Evening-dosed DTZ-LA was also more effective than evening-dosed ramipril in reducing morning BP. Evening dosing of DTZ-LA significantly increased exercise tolerance in patients with angina pectoris over the 24-h interval. DTZ-LA is associated with adverse effects consistent with other diltiazem formulations, and overall is safe and well tolerated, even when titrated to doses of 540 mg/day.

  12. Estudio de eficacia y coste en la electroestimulación medular como tratamiento de la angina refractaria Cost-effectiveness study of medullary electrostimulation for the management of refractory angina

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    Mayo, M.; J. Pallarés; C. Villalaín; A. Moreno-Gázquez; M. A. Canos; L. Almenar

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    Objetivo: Valorar la evolución de los pacientes, de nuestro hospital, diagnosticados de angina refractaria y tratada con estimulación eléctrica medular (EEM) cervical desde 1994-2002, además de valorar los costes asociados a dicho tratamiento y su relación coste/beneficio. Material y métodos: Estudio retrospectivo de 12 pacientes observando su evolución a lo largo de 8 años con controles clínicos periódicos, objetivándose tanto en la historia previa como posterior al implante, las siguientes ...

  13. Evolução Atípica de Angina de Plaut-Vincent em Criança: Relato de Caso/Atypical Evolution of Plaut-Vincent’s Angina in Child: A Case Report

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    Ananda Fortes Lima

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    Full Text Available Introdução: A angina de Plaut-Vincent é uma afecção úlcero-necrótica causada pela simbiose de um bacilo fusiforme (Fusobacterium necrophorum e um espirilo (Borrelia vincenti. Ambos são agentes saprófitas habituais da cavidade oral, porém, quando associados, determinam o caráter patogênico da doença. Casuística: Trata-se do caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino, 4 anos de idade, que deu entrada no pronto socorro com choque séptico descompensado não responsivo a volume com necessidade de drogas vasoativas (DVA, além de má conservação dentária, e amigdalas necrosadas. Em 48h evoluiu com piora hemodinâmica refratária a DVA e introdução de hidrocortisona, com crises convulsivas e hemiplegia à esquerda. Foi solicitada TC crânio a qual evidenciou AVC isquêmico. Discussão: Ocorre geralmente em condições de desnutrição e má higiene oral, tendo sua maior incidência entre os adultos-jovens e adolescentes. Cursa com necrose das amigdalas, halitose intensa e disfagia. Conclusão: Considerando que a Angina de Plaut-Vincent acomete principalmente adultos jovens, torna-se de grande relevância relatar o caso de uma paciente pediátrica, que evoluiu de forma incomum, apresentando lesões isquêmicas cerebrovasculares. Introduction: Plaut–Vincent’s angina is an ulcer-necrotic disease caused by the symbiosis of a fusiform bacillus (Fusobacterium necrophorum and spirillum (Borrelia vincenti. Both are common saprophytic agents of the oral cavity, but when combined determine the pathogenic of the disease. Case report: We describe the case of a female patient, 4 years old, which gave entered the emergency room with decompensated septic shock unresponsive to volume in the need of vasoactive drugs (DVA, moreover poor dental conservation and necrotic tonsils. After 48h evolved with hemodynamic deterioration refractory to VAD and insertion of hydrocortisone, with convulsion and left hemiplegia. A cranial CT was requested and revealed

  14. Terapia gênica com VEGF para angiogênese na angina refratária: ensaio clínico fase I/II VEGF gene therapy for angiogenesis in refractory angina: phase I/II clinical trial

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    Renato A. K. Kalil

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a segurança, viabilidade e efeitos iniciais, clínicos e sobre a perfusão miocárdica, da administração intramiocárdica, transtorácica, de VEGF 165 plasmidial em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana avançada e angina refratária, não passíveis de revascularização percutânea e cirúrgica. MÉTODOS: Ensaio clínico fase I/II. Treze pacientes cardiopatas isquêmicos com angina refratária apesar de tratamento medicamentoso máximo por no mínimo seis meses, não passíveis de revascularização cirúrgica ou por cateter foram submetidos a injeções intramiocárdicas de 2000µg VEGF 165 plasmidial. Os pacientes foram avaliados por cintilografia miocárdica, teste ergométrico, questionário de qualidade de vida (Minnesota e determinação das classes de insuficiência cardíaca (NYHA e angina (CCS. RESULTADOS: Não houve óbitos ou reintervenções. Durante o período de tratamento medicamentoso máximo, não se observou diferenças em cintilografias miocárdicas, testes ergométricos e questionários de qualidade de vida, ainda, houve tendência a piora das classes NYHA (P=0,05 e CCS (P=0,05. Três meses após intervenção, observou-se melhora dos escores cintilográficos SSS (18,38±7,51 vs. 15,31±7,29, P=0,003 e SRS (11,92±7,49 vs. 8,53±6,68, P=0,002, porém não na proporção da extensão da área de miocárdio isquêmico (23,38±13,12% vs. 20,08±13,88%, P=0,1. Houve tendência a melhora dos METs nas ergometrias (7,66±4,47 vs. 10,29±4,36, P=0,08, melhora do escore de qualidade de vida (48,23±18,35 vs. 30,15±20,13; P=0,02 e das classes NYHA (3,15±0,38 vs. 1,77±0,83, P=0,001 e CCS (3,08±0,64 vs. 1,77±0,83, P=0,001, no mesmo período. CONCLUSÕES: A terapia demonstrou-se segura e viável nesta série de pacientes. Os resultados iniciais tendem a demonstrar melhora na gravidade da angina e redução da intensidade da isquemia miocárdica.OBJECTIVE: Safety, feasibility and early myocardial angiogenic

  15. C-reactive protein and future cardiovascular events in statin-treated patients with angina pectoris: the extended TRUTH study.

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    Nozue, Tsuyoshi; Fukui, Kazuki; Yamamoto, Shingo; Kunishima, Tomoyuki; Umezawa, Shigeo; Onishi, Yuko; Tohyama, Shinichi; Takeyama, Youichi; Morino, Yoshihiro; Yamauchi, Takao; Hibi, Kiyoshi; Sozu, Takashi; Terashima, Mitsuyasu; Michishita, Ichiro

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    The TRUTH trial demonstrated that 8-month statin therapy alters the composition of coronary artery plaque using virtual histology (VH)-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). The extended TRUTH study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between changes in coronary atherosclerosis and mid-term clinical outcomes and identify the factors associated with cardiovascular events. Of 164 patients with angina pectoris who participated in the TRUTH trial, 119 subjects with analyzable IVUS data at both enrollment and the 8-month follow-up were enrolled and observed for at least two years. The primary end point was the time to first occurrence of cardiovascular composite events, including cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal cerebral infarction, unstable angina and ischemic-driven revascularization, except for target lesion revascularization. The frequency of reaching the primary end point was 13% (16/119), with a mean follow-up period of 41.9±9.4 months. Although plaque regression and changes in plaque composition were not associated with future cardiovascular events, the serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels at the start of the extended TRUTH study were significantly higher in the event group than in the event-free group (1.43 mg/L vs. 0.58 mg/L, p=0.01). A multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the hs-CRP level was an independent significant predictor of cardiovascular events (odds ratio: 1.69; 95% confidence interval: 1.14-2.50, p=0.01). Coronary artery plaque regression and changes in plaque composition during statin therapy do not predict future cardiovascular events in patients with angina pectoris. Instead, the serum hs-CRP level can be used as a predictor of cardiovascular events.

  16. N-acetylcysteine modifies the acute effects of isosorbide-5-mononitrate in angina pectoris patients evaluated by exercise testing

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    Svendsen, J H; Klarlund, K; Aldershvile, J

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    , given together with a single oral dose of the long-acting nitrate, isosorbide-5-mononitrate (5-ISMN, 60 mg), would modify the nitrate effect evaluated by exercise testing before and after additional sublingual doses of nitroglycerin (NTG). Ten patients with angina pectoris and angiographically proven...... significant coronary artery disease were included. All patients received a baseline therapy with beta blockers. None of the patients had developed nitrate tolerance at inclusion. NAC/5-ISMN treatment significantly prolonged the total exercise time as compared with placebo/5-ISMN (7.7 +/- 2.1 min vs. 6.8 +/- 1...

  17. THE ASSESSMENT OF NICORANDIL EFFECT ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE ANGINA IN THE "KVAZAR" STUDY

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    S. Yu. Martsevich

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    Full Text Available Aim. To assess the effect of nicorandil added to the standard therapy of patients with stable ischemic heart disease (IHD on the quality of life (QoL.Material and methods. Patients with verified IHD (stable angina; n=120 were included into double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study. All patients in the study received metoprolol tartrate (100 mg daily. Nicorandil was added (10 mg BID, and then after 2 weeks 20 mg BID to the treatment of patients of the main group. Placebo was added to treatment of patients in the control group. The study duration was 6 weeks. QoL was assessed by theSeattle questionnaire (SAQ and visual analogue scale (VAS at baseline and at the end of the study.Results. A significant decrease in the number of angina attacks was found in the nicorandil group compared to baseline [from 3.0 (2.0, 5.0 to 1.2 (0.7, 2.0; p<0.01] and compared to the placebo group [2.0 (1.0, 3.0; p=0.02]. The positive dynamics of QoL and functionality of patients with IHD was observed in the nicorandil group at the end of the study. It was demonstrated by significant improvement in all SAQ scales compared to baseline. Positive dynamics in the control group was found only in three scales (limitation of physical activity, frequency of angina attacks and patient attitude to the disease. VAS data revealed a significant increase in the integral index in patients of the main group (from 65.0±14.5 to 69.3±15.1; p=0.07, that was significantly higher than this in control group (64.6±15.1; p=0.02 at the end of the study.Conclusion. Nicorandil addition to the standard therapy of patients with IHD (stable angina demonstrated improvement in the QoL, assessed by SAQ questionnaire and VAS.

  18. Are negative aspects of social relations predictive of angina pectoris? A 6-year follow-up study of middle-aged Danish women and men

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    Lund, Rikke; Rod, Naja Hulvej; Christensen, Ulla

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    after adjustment for age, gender, social class, cohabitation status and depression in a dose-response manner. For example, experiencing excessive demands or worries always/often from different roles in the social relations was associated with an increased risk: partner OR=3.53 (1.68 to 7.43), children...... OR=2.19 (1.04 to 4.61), other family OR=1.91 (1.24 to 2.96). Except for frequent conflicts with the partner and neighbours, conflicts with the social relations was not a risk factor for angina. The authors found no interaction of negative aspects of social relations with gender, age, social class......, cohabitation status or depression in terms of angina. Conclusion Excessive demands and serious worries from significant others seem to be important risk factors for development of angina pectoris....

  19. The effects of implementation of guideline-directed medical therapy on relief of angina in patients with stable coronary artery disease in Serbia

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    Ilić Ivan

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Adherence to proposed lifestyle changes and prescribed medication in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD is poor. Objective. We sought to investigate the influence of adjusting guideline proposed medications on relief of angina in a large group of patients with SCAD in Serbia. Methods. The study included a total of 3,490 patients from 15 cardiology clinics with symptoms of stable angina and at least one of the following criteria: abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG, history of myocardial infarction (MI, positive stress test, significant coronary artery disease on coronary angiogram or previous revascularization. All the patients underwent comprehensive evaluation at initial visit and after two months. The relief of angina was study end-point defined as any reduction in Canadian Cardiology Society (CCS class, number of angina attacks per week and/or number of tablets of short-acting nitrates per week. Results. Most patients were included based on abnormal ECG (48.4%. At Visit 1, the average number of prescribed classes of medications to a single patient increased from 4.16 ± 1.29 to 4.63 ± 1.57 (p < 0.001. At the follow-up, the patients had significantly lower blood pressure (141 ± 19 / 85 ± 11 vs. 130 ± 12 / 80 ± 8 mmHg; p < 0.001 and most of them reported CCS class I (63.3%. The average weekly number of angina attacks was reduced from 2.82 ± 2.50 at Visit 1 to 1.72 0 ± 1.66 at Visit 2, as well as average weekly use of short-acting nitrates to treat these attacks (2.69 ± 2.53 to 1.74 ± 1.47 tablets; p < 0.001 for all. Conclusion. Adjustment of prescribed medications to guideline recommendations in a large Serbian patient population with prevalent risk factors led to significant relief of angina.

  20. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is not associated with a history of reproductive risk factors in women with angina pectoris-An iPOWER substudy

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    Suhrs, Hannah Elena; Kristensen, Anna Meta; Rask, Anna Bay

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    BACKGROUND: Reproductive risk factors such as preeclampsia and recurrent miscarriages have been associated with adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. Underlying coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) may be a common denominator. PURPOSE: We investigated whether a history of reproductive risk...... factors was associated with CMD in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Participants from the iPOWER study, including women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (... risk factors: recurrent miscarriages, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, rhesus immunity, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopausal status as well as migraine and Raynaud phenomenon. CMD was assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography with measurement of coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR...

  1. Peripheral Endothelial Function and Coronary Flow Velocity Reserve Are Not Associated in Women with Angina and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

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    Flintholm Raft, Kristoffer; Frestad, Daria; Michelsen, Marie Mide

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    PURPOSE: We investigated whether impaired flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and plasma biomarkers reflecting endothelial dysfunction are associated with coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) in women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Patients (n = 194) were...... randomly selected women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (artery by high-resolution ultrasound. Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) was assessed by transthoracic...... Doppler flow echocardiography (TTDE) of the left anterior descending artery during rest and high-dose dipyridamole infusion. CMD was defined as CFVR

  2. Coronary Microvascular Function and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women With Angina Pectoris and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: The iPOWER Study

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    Mygind, Naja Dam; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Pena, Adam

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    microvascular dysfunction and the association with symptoms, cardiovascular risk factors, psychosocial factors, and results from diagnostic stress testing. Methods and Results-After screening 3568 women, 963 women with angina-like chest pain and a diagnostic coronary angiogram without significant coronary...... testing. Conclusion-Impaired CFVR was detected in a substantial proportion, which suggests that coronary microvascular dysfunction plays a role in the development of angina pectoris. CFVR was associated with few cardiovascular risk factors, suggesting that CFVR is an independent parameter in the risk...... evaluation of these women. Symptom characteristics and results from stress testing did not identify individuals with impaired CFVR....

  3. Diagnostic potential of plasmatic MicroRNA signatures in stable and unstable angina.

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    Yuri D'Alessandra

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: We examined circulating miRNA expression profiles in plasma of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD vs. matched controls, with the aim of identifying novel discriminating biomarkers of Stable (SA and Unstable (UA angina. METHODS: An exploratory analysis of plasmatic expression profile of 367 miRNAs was conducted in a group of SA and UA patients and control donors, using TaqMan microRNA Arrays. Screening confirmation and expression analysis were performed by qRT-PCR: all miRNAs found dysregulated were examined in the plasma of troponin-negative UA (n=19 and SA (n=34 patients and control subjects (n=20, matched for sex, age, and cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, the expression of 14 known CAD-associated miRNAs was also investigated. RESULTS: Out of 178 miRNAs consistently detected in plasma samples, 3 showed positive modulation by CAD when compared to controls: miR-337-5p, miR-433, and miR-485-3p. Further, miR-1, -122, -126, -133a, -133b, and miR-199a were positively modulated in both UA and SA patients, while miR-337-5p and miR-145 showed a positive modulation only in SA or UA patients, respectively. ROC curve analyses showed a good diagnostic potential (AUC ≥ 0.85 for miR-1, -126, and -483-5p in SA and for miR-1, -126, and -133a in UA patients vs. controls, respectively. No discriminating AUC values were observed comparing SA vs. UA patients. Hierarchical cluster analysis showed that the combination of miR-1, -133a, and -126 in UA and of miR-1, -126, and -485-3p in SA correctly classified patients vs. controls with an efficiency ≥ 87%. No combination of miRNAs was able to reliably discriminate patients with UA from patients with SA. CONCLUSIONS: This work showed that specific plasmatic miRNA signatures have the potential to accurately discriminate patients with angiographically documented CAD from matched controls. We failed to identify a plasmatic miRNA expression pattern capable to differentiate SA from UA patients.

  4. Diagnostic potential of plasmatic MicroRNA signatures in stable and unstable angina.

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    D'Alessandra, Yuri; Carena, Maria Cristina; Spazzafumo, Liana; Martinelli, Federico; Bassetti, Beatrice; Devanna, Paolo; Rubino, Mara; Marenzi, Giancarlo; Colombo, Gualtiero I; Achilli, Felice; Maggiolini, Stefano; Capogrossi, Maurizio C; Pompilio, Giulio

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    We examined circulating miRNA expression profiles in plasma of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) vs. matched controls, with the aim of identifying novel discriminating biomarkers of Stable (SA) and Unstable (UA) angina. An exploratory analysis of plasmatic expression profile of 367 miRNAs was conducted in a group of SA and UA patients and control donors, using TaqMan microRNA Arrays. Screening confirmation and expression analysis were performed by qRT-PCR: all miRNAs found dysregulated were examined in the plasma of troponin-negative UA (n=19) and SA (n=34) patients and control subjects (n=20), matched for sex, age, and cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, the expression of 14 known CAD-associated miRNAs was also investigated. Out of 178 miRNAs consistently detected in plasma samples, 3 showed positive modulation by CAD when compared to controls: miR-337-5p, miR-433, and miR-485-3p. Further, miR-1, -122, -126, -133a, -133b, and miR-199a were positively modulated in both UA and SA patients, while miR-337-5p and miR-145 showed a positive modulation only in SA or UA patients, respectively. ROC curve analyses showed a good diagnostic potential (AUC ≥ 0.85) for miR-1, -126, and -483-5p in SA and for miR-1, -126, and -133a in UA patients vs. controls, respectively. No discriminating AUC values were observed comparing SA vs. UA patients. Hierarchical cluster analysis showed that the combination of miR-1, -133a, and -126 in UA and of miR-1, -126, and -485-3p in SA correctly classified patients vs. controls with an efficiency ≥ 87%. No combination of miRNAs was able to reliably discriminate patients with UA from patients with SA. This work showed that specific plasmatic miRNA signatures have the potential to accurately discriminate patients with angiographically documented CAD from matched controls. We failed to identify a plasmatic miRNA expression pattern capable to differentiate SA from UA patients.

  5. Plasma α1-antitrypsin: A Neglected Predictor of Angiographic Severity in Patients with Stable Angina Pectoris

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    Hui Zhao

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    Full Text Available Background: As an acute phase protein, α1-antitrypsin (AAT has been extensively studied in acute coronary syndrome, but it is unclear whether a relationship exists between AAT and stable angina pectoris (SAP. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between AAT plasma levels and SAP. Methods: Overall, 103 SAP patients diagnosed by coronary angiography and clinical manifestations and 118 control subjects matched for age and gender were enrolled in this case-control study. Plasma levels of AAT, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP, lipid profiles and other clinical parameters were assayed for all participants. The severity of coronary lesions was evaluated based on the Gensini score (GS assessed by coronary angiography. Results: Positively correlated with the GS (r = 0.564, P < 0.001, the plasma AAT level in the SAP group was significantly higher than that in the control group (142.08 ± 19.61 mg/dl vs. 125.50 ± 19.67 mg/dl, P < 0.001. The plasma AAT level was an independent predictor for both SAP (odds ratio [OR] = 1.037, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.020-1.054, P < 0.001 and a high GS (OR = 1.087, 95% CI: 1.051-1.124, P < 0.001 in a multivariate logistic regression model. In the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, plasma AAT level was found to have a larger area under the curve (AUC for predicting a high GS (AUC = 0.858, 95% CI: 0.788-0.929, P < 0.001 than that of hsCRP (AUC = 0.665, 95% CI: 0.557-0.773, P = 0.006; Z = 2.9363, P < 0.001, with an optimal cut-off value of 137.85 mg/dl (sensitivity: 94.3%, specificity: 68.2%. Conclusions: Plasma AAT levels correlate with both the presence and severity of coronary stenosis in patients with SAP, suggesting that it could be a potential predictive marker of severe stenosis in SAP patients.

  6. Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus and black-pigmented bacteroides indicate a high risk for the development of Ludwig's angina.

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    Patel, Mrudula; Chettiar, Thoganthiren Perumal; Wadee, Ahmed A

    2009-11-01

    The aim of this study was to compare clinical, microbiological, enzymatic, and host immune response variables between subjects hospitalized with facial cellulitis, with Ludwig's angina (LA) and without Ludwig's angina (WOLA). Microbiological and enzymatic tests on pus, and hematological and immunological assessments on blood samples of 15 patients with LA and 42 patients with WOLA were performed. Laboratory findings of both groups were compared using the Student t test. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed and significant differences identified by univariate analysis. Patients with LA demonstrated increased levels of white blood cell counts, urea, and CRP levels, and decreased levels of CIC compared with patients WOLA. However, only CRP and urea were found to be significantly raised in the LA group. A greater population of Staphylococcus aureus and black-pigmented bacteroides were isolated from patients with LA. Elevated levels of CRP and urea could indicate the severity of infection in patients with LA. This could be because of the highly virulent and fast-spreading organisms, S. aureus and black-pigmented bacteroides, which may be a factor indicative of LA.

  7. Alcohol flushing and positive ethanol patch test in patients with coronary spastic angina: possible role of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 polymorphisms.

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    Mizuno, Yuji; Morita, Sumio; Harada, Eisaku; Shono, Makoto; Morikawa, Yoshinobu; Murohara, Toyoaki; Yasue, Hirofumi

    2013-01-01

    Coronary spasm plays an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD) and angina pectoris caused by coronary spasm or coronary spastic angina (CSA) is prevalent in Japan. However, the precise mechanisms underlying coronary spasm are unclear. Alcohol intolerance is prevalent among East Asians, and we previously reported that coronary spasm could be induced by alcohol intake in CSA patients. We herein examined whether CSA is associated with alcohol intolerance in Japanese subjects. The study subjects consisted of 80 CSA patients (57 men/ 23 women, mean age 62 ± 12) and 52 non-CSA patients (25 men/27 women, mean age 63 ± 10). The ethanol patch test (EPT) and questionnaire which evaluates flushing after ethanol intake, along with an examination of clinical features and laboratory chemistry data for CHD risk factors were done. Gender (male) and smoking were higher (p=0.007, and p=0.019, respectively) and plasma HDL cholesterol level was lower (p=0.035) in the CSA patients than in the non-CSA patients. Multivariable logistic regression analysis including age, EPT, smoking, and plasma HDL cholesterol level as independent variables revealed that positive EPT and smoking were significant predictors of CSA (p=0.011 and p=0.016, respectively). Positive EPT and alcohol flushing following alcohol intake, as well as smoking and plasma levels of HDL cholesterol, were significantly associated with CSA in Japanese patients. Therefore, alcohol ingestion as well as smoking is a significant risk factor for CSA in Japanese.

  8. Correlation between C-Reactive Protein in Peripheral Vein and Coronary Sinus in Stable and Unstable Angina

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    Leite, Weverton Ferreira, E-mail: wfleite@cardiol.br [Instituto do Coração (InCor) do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HC-FMUSP), São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Ramires, José Antonio Franchini; Moreira, Luiz Felipe Pinho; Strunz, Célia Maria Cassaro [Instituto do Coração (InCor) do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HC-FMUSP), São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Mangione, José Armando [Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2015-03-15

    High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is commonly used in clinical practice to assess cardiovascular risk. However, a correlation has not yet been established between the absolute levels of peripheral and central hs-CRP. To assess the correlation between serum hs-CRP levels (mg/L) in a peripheral vein in the left forearm (LFPV) with those in the coronary sinus (CS) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and a diagnosis of stable angina (SA) or unstable angina (UA). This observational, descriptive, and cross-sectional study was conducted at the Instituto do Coração, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, and at the Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa de Sao Paulo, where CAD patients referred to the hospital for coronary angiography were evaluated. Forty patients with CAD (20 with SA and 20 with UA) were included in the study. Blood samples from LFPV and CS were collected before coronary angiography. Furthermore, analysis of the correlation between serum levels of hs-CRP in LFPV versus CS showed a strong linear correlation for both SA (r = 0.993, p < 0.001) and UA (r = 0.976, p < 0.001) and for the entire sample (r = 0.985, p < 0.001). Our data suggest a strong linear correlation between hs-CRP levels in LFPV versus CS in patients with SA and UA.

  9. HCG blood test - quantitative

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    ... blood test - quantitative; Beta-HCG blood test - quantitative; Pregnancy test - blood - quantitative ... of a screening test for Down syndrome. This test is also done to diagnose abnormal conditions not related to pregnancy that can raise HCG level.

  10. Predictive value of the corrected TIMI frame count in patients with suspected angina pectoris but no obstructive coronary artery disease at angiography

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    Jespersen, Lasse; Abildstrøm, Steen Z; Peña, Adam

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: To evaluate whether the corrected thrombolysis in myocardial infarction frame count (CTFC), an index of resting coronary blood flow, is associated with the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris (SAP) but no obstructive coronary...

  11. Effect of spinal cord stimulation on heart rate variability and myocardial ischemia in patients with chronic intractable angina pectoris - A prospective ambulatory electrocardiographic study

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    Hautvast, RWM; Brouwer, J; DeJongste, MJL; Lie, KI

    Background and hypothesis: Spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment for chronic refractory angina pectoris. Its efficacy is related to an anti-ischemic action, possibly as a result of modulation of the autonomic nervous system. Therefore, the influence of spinal cord stimulation on the

  12. Thallium-201 scintigraphy after dipyridamole infusion with low-level exercise. III Clinical significance and additional diagnostic value of ST segment depression and angina pectoris during the test

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    G-J. Laarman (GertJan); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick); J.F. Verzijlbergen (Fred); C.A.P.L. Ascoop (Carl); J. Azar

    1990-01-01

    textabstractIntravenous dipyridamole thallium testing is a useful alternative procedure for assessing coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients who are unable to perform maximal exercise tests. Ischaemic ST segment depression and angina pectoris are frequently observed during the test, in particular

  13. Efficacy of nicorandil versus propranolol in mild stable angina pectoris of effort: a long-term, double-blind, randomized study

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    Meeter, K.; Kelder, J. C.; Tijssen, J. G.; Bucx, J. J.; Henneman, J. A.; Kerker, J. P.; Hugenholtz, P. G.

    1992-01-01

    Nicorandil is a potent coronary vasodilator. To assess its long-term antianginal effect, we designed a randomized, parallel double-blind trial of 6 weeks' duration comparing nicorandil (10 or 20 mg b.i.d.) with propranolol (40 or 80 mg t.i.d.). The study comprised 77 men with stable angina, no

  14. LACK OF NEGATIVE INOTROPIC EFFECTS OF THE NEW CALCIUM-ANTAGONIST RO-40-5967 IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE ANGINA-PECTORIS

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    PORTEGIES, MCM; SCHMITT, R; KRAAIJ, CJ; BRAAT, SHJG; GASSNER, A; HAGEMEIJER, F; POZENEL, H; PRAGER, G; VIERSMA, JW; VANDERWALL, EE; KLEINBLOESEM, CH; LIE, KI

    1991-01-01

    We screened the antiischemic, hemodynamic, and inotropic effects of different dosages of the new calcium channel blocker Ro 40-5967 in 65 patients with stable effort-induced angina pectoris. In a double-blind way, patients were randomized to receive a single oral dose of 50, 100, or 200 mg Ro

  15. AchievemenT of target resting HEart rate on beta-blockers in patients with stable angiNA and hypertension (ATHENA) in routine clinical practice in Russia.

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    Kobalava, Zhanna; Khomitskaya, Yunona; Kiyakbaev, Gayrat

    2014-05-01

    The primary objective of this study was to establish the proportion of patients with stable angina and arterial hypertension on beta-blocker (BB) treatment reaching target resting heart rates (RHR) of 55-60 beats per min in clinical cardiology and general practice in Russia. Secondary objectives included the association between achievement of target RHR and mean BB doses, Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) scores and achievement of target blood pressure (BP) levels (systolic/diastolic BP <140/90 mmHg). ATHENA (AchievemenT of target resting HEart rate on beta-blockers in patients with stable angiNA and hypertension) was a non-interventional, cross-sectional, observational study conducted in 20 sites in Russia (NCT01321242). The study population comprised patients aged ≥18 years with stable angina (class I-III) and primary hypertension, on BB treatment for ≥2 months prior to enrollment. Of 399 study participants, 62 (15.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.121 to 0.195) achieved target RHR. Clinical characteristics associated with significant differences between subgroups achieving and not achieving target RHR were systolic BP (131.1 vs 138.2 mmHg, P = 0.006), diastolic BP (78.6 vs 83.5 mmHg, P < 0.001) and frequency of nitroglycerin administration (1.5% vs 3.0%, P = 0.045). Most patients were taking bisoprolol (48.9%) and metoprolol (36.1%), with mean daily doses of 5.5 mg and 73.7 mg, respectively. Median SAQ scores were: 52.8 physical limitation, 50.0 angina stability, 60.0 angina frequency, 75.0 treatment satisfaction, 50.0 disease perception (quality of life) and 59.6 total score, with no significant differences between subgroups. Patients achieving target RHR were significantly more likely also to achieve target BP, compared with patients not achieving target RHR (72.6% vs 53.4%; P = 0.005; odds ratio: 2.309; 95% CI: 1.270 to 4.197). In a Russian population with stable angina and hypertension on BB treatment, RHR control was

  16. Evolução Atípica de Angina de Plaut-Vincent em Criança: Relato de Caso/Atypical Evolution of Plaut-Vincent’s Angina in Child: A Case Report

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    Ananda Fortes Lima; Maíra Mendonça Alves; Helena Sant’anna Grilo; Leandro César Guimarães Guedes

    2014-01-01

    Introdução: A angina de Plaut-Vincent é uma afecção úlcero-necrótica causada pela simbiose de um bacilo fusiforme (Fusobacterium necrophorum) e um espirilo (Borrelia vincenti). Ambos são agentes saprófitas habituais da cavidade oral, porém, quando associados, determinam o caráter patogênico da doença. Casuística: Trata-se do caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino, 4 anos de idade, que deu entrada no pronto socorro com choque séptico descompensado não responsivo a volume com necessidade de drog...

  17. The impact of lipoprotein apheresis in patients with refractory angina and raised lipoprotein(a): Objectives and methods of a randomised controlled trial.

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    Khan, Tina Z; Pottle, Alison; Pennell, Dudley J; Barbir, Mahmoud S

    2015-05-01

    It is well established that Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is an independent cardiovascular risk factor and predictor of major adverse cardiovascular events. Lipoprotein apheresis is currently the most effective approved treatment available, with minimal effect conferred by conventional lipid lowering agents. A growing body of evidence suggests that aggressively lowering raised Lp(a) may improve cardiovascular and clinical outcomes, although more prospective research is required in this field. Angina which is refractory to conventional medical therapy and revascularisation is extremely challenging to manage. There is a significant unmet need to establish therapeutic options. Our goal is to determine the impact of lipoprotein apheresis on clinical parameters and symptoms of patients with refractory angina secondary to advanced coronary disease and raised Lp(a). Determining whether we should aggressively lower Lp(a) in such patients remains a very important question, which could potentially impact on the management of a large population. We will also gain insight into how this treatment works and the mechanisms via which Lp(a) increases cardiovascular risk. We are currently conducting a prospective, randomised controlled crossover study of patients with refractory angina and raised Lp(a), randomised to undergoing three months of weekly lipoprotein apheresis or sham apheresis. Patients will then crossover to the opposite study arm after a 1 month wash-out phase. We will assess myocardial perfusion, carotid atherosclerosis, endothelial vascular function, thrombogenesis, oxidised LDL and their antibodies, exercise capacity, angina and quality of life at the beginning and end of treatment, to determine the net true treatment effect on the above parameters. This is a novel area of research, as previous studies have not assessed the role of lipoprotein apheresis in patients with refractory angina and raised Lp(a) in a prospective randomised controlled manner. Copyright © 2015

  18. Transient myocardial ischemia during daily life in rest and exertional angina pectoris and comparison of effectiveness of metoprolol versus nifedipine

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    Ardissino, D; Savonitto, S; Egstrup, K

    1991-01-01

    to the questionnaire, the proportion of effort-induced anginal episodes ranged from 1 to 99%. The ischemic threshold during exercise testing ranged from 110 x 10(2) to 350 x 10(2) mm Hg x beats/min. At least 1 episode of ST-segment depression was observed in 29 of the 65 patients during Holter monitoring. Ischemic......The clinical characteristics of 65 patients with mixed angina were classified by means of (1) a questionnaire investigating the proportion of symptoms occurring at rest and on effort, (2) an exercise stress test, (3) 24-hour ambulatory Holter monitoring, and (4) coronary arteriography. According...... episodes during Holter monitoring were more frequent (p less than 0.05) in patients reporting greater than or equal to 50% of anginal attacks on effort, with moderate to severe limitation of exercise capacity and with multivessel coronary artery disease. The effect on ambulatory ischemia of a 6-week...

  19. [Association study between Chinese medicine blood stasis syndrome and TIMI risk stratification of patients with unstable angina pectoris].

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    Qian, Wei; Zhao, Fu-hai; Shi, Da-zhuo; Wu, Wei; You, Shi-Jie

    2013-08-01

    To study the correlation between thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) risk stratification and blood stasis syndrome (BSS) score in patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP), and to analyze the relation of BBS degree and UAP clinical outcomes. Collected were general data, demographic data, risk factors, Chinese medical symptoms and syndromes, coronary artery angiography results, relevant physical and chemical examinations from 114 UAP inpatients. Gensini score, TIMI risk score, and BSS score of these patients were calculated. The BBS score and Gensini score were significantly positively correlated (r = 0.78, P TIMI risk score was obviously higher in the severe blood stasis group than in the moderate blood stasis group and the mild blood stasis group (P TIMI risk score was positively correlated (r = 0.23, P TIMI risk score more higher, and the BBS degree more syndrome.

  20. Burden of Hospital Admission and Repeat Angiography in Angina Pectoris Patients with and without Coronary Artery Disease

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    Jespersen, Lasse; Abildstrom, Steen Z; Hvelplund, Anders

    2014-01-01

    -, and 3-vessel disease, respectively (all Prepeat CAG with multivariable adjusted hazard ratios for patients with angiographically normal coronary arteries being 2.3(1.9-2.9), for angiographically diffuse non-obstructive CAD 5.5(4.4-6.8) and for obstructive CAD...... 6.6-9.4(range)(all Pnon-obstructive CAD suffer from considerably greater CVD burdens in terms of hospitalization for CVD and repeat CAG compared with asymptomatic reference......AIMS: To evaluate risk of hospitalization due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and repeat coronary angiography (CAG) in stable angina pectoris (SAP) with no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) versus obstructive CAD, and asymptomatic reference individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: We followed 11...

  1. Stable angina pectoris with no obstructive coronary artery disease is associated with increased risks of major adverse cardiovascular events

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    Jespersen, Lasse; Hvelplund, Anders; Abildstrøm, Steen Z

    2012-01-01

    (MACE), defined as cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke or heart failure, and all-cause mortality. Significantly more women (65%) than men (32%) had no obstructive CAD (Pdiabetes, smoking, and use of lipid...... arteries and 1.85 (1.51-2.28) for patients with diffuse non-obstructive CAD compared with the reference population. For all-cause mortality, normal coronary arteries and diffuse non-obstructive CAD were associated with HRs of 1.29 (1.07-1.56) and 1.52 (1.24-1.88), respectively.......ConclusionPatients with stable angina and normal coronary arteries or diffuse non-obstructive CAD have elevated risks of MACE and all-cause mortality compared with a reference population without ischaemic heart disease....

  2. [Effect of L-arginine on platelet aggregation, endothelial function adn exercise tolerance in patients with stable angina pectoris].

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    Sozykin, A V; Noeva, E A; Balakhonova, T V; Pogorelova, O A; Men'shikov, M Iu

    2000-01-01

    Examination of the action of donor NO (L-arginine) on platelet aggregation, endothelial function and exercise tolerance in patients with stable angina of effort (SAE). 42 patients with SAE (functional class I-II) and 10 healthy volunteers (control group) were assigned to two groups. 22 patients of group 1 were randomized to cross-over. They received cardiket (60 mg/day for 10 days or cardiket (60 mg/day) in combination with L-arginine (15 g/day for 10 days). 20 SAE patients of group 2 and control group received L-arginine (15 g/day for 10 days). In each group blood lipids were examined, and bicycle exercise test (BET) was performed. In addition, platelet aggregation and endothelial function were studied in group 2 and control group before and after the course of L-arginine. Compared to control group, endothelial function significantly improved in group 2 (from 5.0 +/- 2.9 to 7.8 +/- 4.1% vs 7.1 +/- 1.9 to 6.6 +/- 4.8%) (M +/- SD). BET duration increased in all the patients. After ADP addition in concentrations 1.5, 2.0, and 5.0 micromol/l platelet aggregation declined in 17 patients except 3 in whom the aggregation remained unchanged. Positive effect of L-arginine on endothelial function, exercise tolerance and platelet aggregation was observed in patients with stable angina of effort (functional class I-II). Therefore, arginine can be recommended as an adjuvant in the treatment of patients with ischemic heart disease.

  3. Cardiac rehabilitation: a good measure to improve quality of life in peri- and postmenopausal women with microvascular angina

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    Wojciech Szot

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Cardiac Syndrome X (CSX was considered a stable coronary syndrome, yet due to its nature, CSX symptoms often have a great impact on patients’ Quality of Life (QoL. According to ESC 2013 stable coronary artery disease criteria, CSX was replaced by Microvascular Angina (MA.Unfortunately, most CSX or MA patients, after classical angina (involving main coronary vessels has been ruled out, often do not receive proper treatment. Indications for pharmacological treatment of MA patients were introduced only recently. Another problematic issue is that scientists describing the pathophysiology of both CSX and MA stress a lack of a deeper insight into the multifactorial etiology of the source of pain associated with this disease. In the presented article we have attempted to study the influence of cardiac rehabilitation (3 months programme on the QoL of patients recognized as suffering from MA, as well as to check if changes in myocardial perfusion in these patients at baseline and after completion of cardiac rehabilitation match changes in their QoL. Therefore, after screening 436 women for MA, we studied 55 of them who were confirmed as having MA and who agreed to participate in the study. Exercise tests, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, and QoL questionnaires were studied at baseline and after completing 3 months period of cardiac rehabilitation. Results were subsequently compared, which showed a link between improved perfusion score in SPECT study and improved overall physical capacity, on one hand, and improved QoL score on the other. These results confirm that cardiac rehabilitation is a very useful treatment option for MA patients. It seems that training during cardiac rehabilitation is a very important factor (improved physical efficiency –> increase in self-belief, and that taking into consideration the multifactor pathophysiology of pain, it is connected with a better quality of life for MA patients.

  4. Cardiac rehabilitation: a good measure to improve quality of life in peri- and postmenopausal women with microvascular angina

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    Wojciech Szot

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Cardiac Syndrome X (CSX was considered a stable coronary syndrome, yet due to its nature, CSX symptoms often have a great impact on patients’ Quality of Life (QoL. According to ESC 2013 stable coronary artery disease criteria, CSX was replaced by Microvascular Angina (MA.Unfortunately, most CSX or MA patients, after classical angina (involving main coronary vessels has been ruled out, often do not receive proper treatment. Indications for pharmacological treatment of MA patients were introduced only recently. Another problematic issue is that scientists describing the pathophysiology of both CSX and MA stress a lack of a deeper insight into the multifactorial etiology of the source of pain associated with this disease. In the presented article we have attempted to study the influence of cardiac rehabilitation (3 months programme on the QoL of patients recognized as suffering from MA, as well as to check if changes in myocardial perfusion in these patients at baseline and after completion of cardiac rehabilitation match changes in their QoL. Therefore, after screening 436 women for MA, we studied 55 of them who were confirmed as having MA and who agreed to participate in the study. Exercise tests, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, and QoL questionnaires were studied at baseline and after completing 3 months period of cardiac rehabilitation. Results were subsequently compared, which showed a link between improved perfusion score in SPECT study and improved overall physical capacity, on one hand, and improved QoL score on the other. These results confirm that cardiac rehabilitation is a very useful treatment option for MA patients. It seems that training during cardiac rehabilitation is a very important factor (improved physical efficiency –> increase in self-belief, and that taking into consideration the multifactor pathophysiology of pain, it is connected with a better quality of life for MA patients.

  5. Norepinephrine, ANP, BNP and {sup 123}I-MIBG scintigraphy in patients with cardiomyopathy or angina pectoris

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    Ochiai, Yukie; Kodama, Makoto; Aizawa, Yoshifusa [Niigata Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine; Watanabe, Kenichi; Kusano, Yoriko; Miyajima, Seiichi; Nagatomo, Takafumi

    1998-06-01

    The relationship of blood concentration of norepinephrine (NE), A-type (atrial) natriuretic peptide (ANP) and B-type (brain) natriuretic peptide (BNP) and {sup 123}I-metaiodobenzyl guanidine ({sup 123}I-MIBG) scintigraphy was examined in patients with heart failure. The patients were grouped as follows; 13 of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) group, 13 of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) group and the 8 of stable effort angina. The control group was of 18 cases with normal {sup 201}TlCl (Tl) cardiac scintigraphy and chest pain. The blood was collected before the exercise tolerance by the ergometer, and the concentration of ANP, BNP and NE in blood was measured by the RIA method and the HPLC method, respectively. Patients were intravenously administrated 111Mbq of {sup 123}I-MIBG at rest and early images of the {sup 123}I-MIBG scintigraphy were taken after 15 min and late images after 3 hours. Washout rate (WR) and heart-mediastinal uptake rate (H/M) were obtained from late images. Compared with the control group, the DCM group showed the high levels of ANP and BNP (p<0.01) and the low level of NE (p=0.025). The HCM group showed the high level of BNP (p<0.001) and the low level in H/M. There were no differences in ANP, NE, H/M and WR between angina pectoris and the control. The correlations among BNP and H/M or WT were significant in all cases. BNP may be a remarkable index for sympathetic dysfunction. (K.H.)

  6. Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics relationships for Salvianolic Acid B micro-porous osmotic pump pellets in angina pectoris rabbit

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    Shu-Ling Kan

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    Full Text Available The work aims to investigate the in vitro release, pharmacokinetics (PK, pharmacodynamics (PD and PK–PD relationships of Salvianolic Acid B micro-porous osmotic pump pellets (SalB-MPOPs in angina pectoris New Zealand White (NZW rabbits, compared with those of SalB immediate-release pellets (SalB-IRPs. The SalB plasma concentrations and Superoxide dismutase levels (PD index were recorded continuously at predetermined time interval after administration, and the related parameters were calculated by using WinNonlin software. The release profile of MPOPs was more sustained than that of IRPs. PK results indicated that the mean Cmax was significantly lower, the SalB plasma concentrations were steadier, both area under concentration-time curve from 0 to 24 h (AUC0–24 h and from 0 to infinity (AUC0–∞ were presented larger, and both the peak concentration time (Tmax and mean residence time (MRT were prolonged for MPOPs, as compared with those of IRPs. PD results suggested that peak drug effect (Emax was lower and the equilibration rate constant (ke0 between the central compartment and the effect compartment was higher of MPOPs vs. those of IRPs. PK–PD relationships demonstrated that the effect-concentration-time (ECT course of MPOPs was clockwise hysteresis loop, and that of IRPs was counter-clockwise hysteresis loop. Collectively, those results demonstrated that MPOPs were potential formulations in treating angina pectoris induced by atherosclerosis.

  7. Kounis syndrome

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    Kounis syndrome is characterised by a group of symptoms that manifest as unstable vasospastic or nonvasospastic angina secondary ... to coronary arterial involvement, Kounis syndrome comprises other arterial systems with similar physiologies, such as mesenteric and cerebral ... a likely diagnosis and blood was sent for.

  8. Confiabilidade de sintomas sugestivos de angina em pacientes com doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica Confiabilidad de síntomas sugestivos de angina en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Reliability of symptoms suggestive of angina in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Yilmaz Gunes

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    baseline clinical characteristics who had undergone diagnostic coronary angiography for the first time were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: The frequency of significant CAD was significantly lower in COPD patients than in the control group (52.8% vs. 80.2%, p<0.001. Frequencies of CAD risk factors (older age, hypertension, diabetes, smoking history were significantly more frequent among COPD patients having significant CAD. Among patients reporting stable angina pectoris, significant CAD was detected in 32.7% of COPD patients and 71.0% of non-COPD patients (p<0.001. However, among the patients with a diagnosis of unstable angina pectoris, significant CAD was detected in 87.5% of COPD patients and 90.2% of non-COPD patients (p=0.755. CONCLUSION: Diagnosis of CAD in COPD patients by symptomatology may be difficult. However, clinical diagnosis of CAD in the setting of unstable angina is accurate in most of the COPD patients. Therefore, further noninvasive diagnostic methods or careful follow up may be more appropriate for COPD patients reporting stable angina pectoris.

  9. Studies of a Bulbospinal Pathway that Regulates Cardiovascular Function: Inhibition by GABA at the Ventral Medulla and Mediation by Spinal Cord Substance P

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    1984-12-13

    Abildskov, 1975], orthostatic hypotension [Johnson, 1983; Kuroiwa ^ cn_., 1983], vasospastic angina [Toyama et al., 1979: Graham et a]l_., 1983], and...localization and distribution of substance P in cat primary sensory neurons. Brain Res. 100:235-252. Hokfelt, T.; Vincent , S.; Hellsten, L.; Rosell, S...K. and Shirao, T. (1979) Prinzmetal’s variant angina associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case report. Angiol. 30:211-218. Trouth, C O

  10. Terapia celular associada à revascularização transmiocárdica laser como proposta no tratamento da angina refratária Cell therapy plus transmyocardial laser revascularization: a proposed alternative procedure for refractory angina

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    Luís Alberto Oliveira Dallan

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: É descrita uma proposição cirúrgica para o tratamento de pacientes com doença arterial coronária (DAC terminal, não mais passíveis de revascularização miocárdica convencional. Constitui-se na revascularização transmiocárdica com raios laser (RTML, associada ao emprego de células progenitoras hematopoiéticas autólogas (CPH. MÉTODOS: Nove pacientes (oito homens, 65±5 anos, com as características supracitadas foram submetidos ao procedimento combinado. Além da avaliação clínica, o protocolo incluiu o estudo da perfusão miocárdica através da ressonância cardíaca (RMC sob estresse farmacológico, antes e seis meses após a intervenção cirúrgica. Procedeuse à RMTL através de minitoracotomia esquerda e utilização de laser de CO2, com média de 11±3 tiros por paciente. As CPH foram obtidas por punção medular, seguindo-se sua injeção direta (1,9±0,3x10(8 células/paciente em múltiplas áreas do miocárdio isquêmico. RESULTADOS: Não ocorreram óbitos ou complicações imediatas decorrentes dos procedimentos. Um paciente faleceu no segundo ano de pós-operatório, de causa não cardíaca (choque séptico. O seguimento clínico pós-operatório desses pacientes revelou redução significativa da classe funcional de angina de 3,7±0,2 para 1,3±0,2 (pOBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that TMLR combined with intramyocardial injection of BMC is safe, and may help increase the functional capacity of patient with refractory angina. METHODS: Nine patients (eight men, 65±5 years old, with refractory angina for multivessel disease and previous myocardial revascularization procedures (CABG/PCI, not candidates for another procedure due to the extension of the disease were enrolled. TMLR (11±3 laser drills was performed via a limited thoracotomy using a CO2 Heart Laser System. BMC were obtained immediately prior to surgery, and the lymphomonocytic fraction separated by density gradient centrifugation. During

  11. Recent advances in the management of chronic stable angina I: Approach to the patient, diagnosis, pathophysiology, risk stratification, and gender disparities

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    Richard Kones

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Richard KonesThe Cardiometabolic Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77054 USAAbstract: The potential importance of both prevention and personal responsibility in ­controlling heart disease, the leading cause of death in the USA and elsewhere, has attracted renewed ­attention. Coronary artery disease is preventable, using relatively simple and inexpensive lifestyle changes. The inexorable rise in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and ­hypertension, often in the risk cluster known as the metabolic syndrome, drives the ­ever-increasing incidence of heart disease. Population-wide improvements in personal health habits appear to be a fundamental, evidence based public health measure, yet numerous barriers prevent implementation. A common symptom in patients with coronary artery disease, classical angina refers to the typical chest pressure or discomfort that results when myocardial oxygen demand rises and coronary blood flow is reduced by fixed, atherosclerotic, obstructive lesions. Different forms of angina and diagnosis, with a short description of the significance of pain and silent ischemia, are discussed in this review. The well accepted concept of myocardial oxygen imbalance in the genesis of angina is presented with new data about clinical pathology of stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. The roles of stress electrocardiography and stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphic imaging are reviewed, along with the information these tests provide about risk and prognosis. Finally, the current status of gender disparities in heart disease is summarized. Enhanced risk stratification and identification of patients in whom procedures will meaningfully change management is an ongoing quest. Current guidelines emphasize efficient triage of patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Many experts believe the predictive value of current decision protocols for coronary artery disease still needs improvement in order to

  12. Rigour in quantitative research.

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    Claydon, Leica Sarah

    2015-07-22

    This article which forms part of the research series addresses scientific rigour in quantitative research. It explores the basis and use of quantitative research and the nature of scientific rigour. It examines how the reader may determine whether quantitative research results are accurate, the questions that should be asked to determine accuracy and the checklists that may be used in this process. Quantitative research has advantages in nursing, since it can provide numerical data to help answer questions encountered in everyday practice.

  13. Syndrome of diminished vasodilator reserve of the coronary microcirculation (microvascular angina or syndrome X): Diagnosis by combined atrial pacing and thallium 201 imaging--a case report

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    Magarian, G.J.; Palac, R.; Reinhart, S. (Veterans Administration Medical Center, Portland, OR (USA))

    1990-08-01

    Patients with angina-like chest pain without evidence of epicardial coronary artery disease or coronary arterial vasospasm are becoming increasingly recognized. These are often related to noncardiac causes including esophageal, musculoskeletal, and hyperventilatory or panic states. However, recently a subgroup of such patients are being recognized as having true myocardial ischemia and chest pain on the basis of diminished coronary microvascular vasodilatory reserve (microvascular ischemia or Syndrome X). The authors describe such a patient who was found to have replication of anginal pain associated with a reversible ischemic defect on thallium 201 imaging during atrial pacing, suggesting ischemia in this myocardial segment. Resolution of angina and ST segment electrocardiographic changes of ischemia occurred with cessation of pacing. We believe this is the first report of a patient with this form of myocardial ischemia diagnosed by this method and should be considered in patients with anginal chest pain after significant coronary artery disease and coronary vasospasm have been excluded.

  14. Fragmin in unstable angina pectoris or in non-Q-wave acute myocardial infarction (the FRIC study). Fragmin in Unstable Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Klein, W; Buchwald, A; Hillis, W S; Monrad, S; Sanz, G; Turpie, A G; van der Meer, J; Olaisson, E; Undeland, S; Ludwig, K

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    The safety and efficacy of weight-adjusted, low-molecular-weight heparin (dalteparin) was compared with that of unfractionated heparin during 6 days of treatment in 1,482 patients with unstable angina or non-Q-wave myocardial infarction. Dalteparin, at a lower dose, was compared with placebo during the following 39 days. No significant outcome difference was found between the 2 treatment regimens in the unblinded phase (days 1-6). Between days 6-45 the rates of death, myocardial infarction, and recurrence of angina were comparable between the active treatment and placebo groups. The results suggest that twice-daily administration of subcutaneous dalteparin may be an effective and safe alternative to unfractionated heparin during the acute phase of unstable coronary artery disease. Prolonged treatment with dalteparin at a lower once-daily dose did not confer any additional benefit over aspirin (75-165 mg) alone.

  15. Information Needs in Relation to Physical Activity among Angina Patients before Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI at a Private Hospital in Penang, Malaysia

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    Ho Siew Eng

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Episodes experienced by angina patients are potentially frightening and life threatening. Angina patients lack awareness regarding Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI as a prognostic benefit. Aim and Objectives: To identify the information needs in relation to physical activity among angina patients before PCI at a private hospital in Penang, Malaysia. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to July 2016; 150 respondents who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited. A 16-item questionnaire related to physical limitations was adapted and modified from Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ. Results: The findings reported that majority of respondents (103; 69% possessed more than one co-morbidity, while 47respondents (31% single co-morbidity. Those with secondary level education showed (M=15.98, SD±6.14 while tertiary level education reported (M=16.61, SD±6.11, with no significant difference (t= -0.623, p= 0.534 between respondents' education level and physical activity. In terms of occupation, employed (M=15.58, SD±6.42 and unemployed (M=17.31, SD±5.52 also reported significant difference with (t= -1.70, p= 0.04. There was likewise a significant difference between respondents with single co-morbidity (M=18.09, SD±6.88 and multiple co-morbidity (M=15.46, SD± 5.58 with (t= 2.475, p= 0.01.However, there was no significant difference between respondents with previous admission and physical activity (t= 0.868, p= 0.387, as well as respondents' age group with physical activity (t=-0.675, p= 0.501.Conclusion: In conclusion, respondents' information needs regarding PCI are significantly associated with occupation and co-morbidity towards physical activity before PCI. Age, educational level and previous admission did not have any effect on respondents' physical activity before PCI.

  16. Virtual histology study of atherosclerotic plaque composition in patients with stable angina and acute phase of acute coronary syndromes without ST segment elevation

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Rupture of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques is the cause of most acute coronary syndromes (ACS. Postmortem studies which compared stable coronary lesions and atherosclerotic plaques in patients who have died because of ACS indicated high lipid-core content as one of the major determinants of plaque vulnerability. Objective. Our primary goal was to assess the potential relations of plaque composition determined by IVUS-VH (Intravascular Ultrasound - Virtual Histology in patients with stable angina and subjects in acute phase of ACS without ST segment elevation. Methods. The study comprised of 40 patients who underwent preintervention IVUS examination. Tissue maps were reconstructed from radio frequency data using IVUS-VH software. Results. We analyzed 53 lesions in 40 patients. Stable angina was diagnosed in 24 patients (29 lesions, while acute phase of ACS without ST elevation was diagnosed in 16 patients (24 lesions. In the patients in acute phase of ACS without ST segment elevation IVUS-VH examination showed a significantly larger area of the necrotic core at the site of minimal lumen area and a larger mean of the necrotic core volume in the entire lesion comparing to stable angina subjects (1.84±0.90 mm2 vs. 0.96±0.69 mm2; p<0.001 and 20.94±15.79 mm3 vs. 11.54±14.15 mm3; p<0.05 respectively. Conclusion. IVUS-VH detected that the necrotic core was significantly larger in atherosclerotic lesions in patients in acute phase of ACS without ST elevation comparing to the stable angina subjects and that it could be considered as a marker of plaque vulnerability.

  17. Resolution of Angina Pectoris and Improvement of the Coronary Flow Reserve after Ranolazine Treatment in a Woman with Isolated Impaired Coronary Microcirculation

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    Full Text Available In a 61-year-old woman with well controlled arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoke and suffering from recurrent angina pectoris despite angiographically normal epicardial coronary vessels and maximal therapy, the replacement of nitrates with novel antiangina drug ranolazine, after 6-month therapy, induced a complete relief of angina and a relevant rising of the transthoracic Doppler-derived coronary flow reserve (CFR. The present clinical case underlines therefore how in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease without epicardial coronary stenosis ranolazine can induce an improvement till the complete solution of the angina symptoms and a substantial increase of CFR as expression of the enhancement of the microvascular coronary function. The improvement of both symptoms and coronary microvascular function is strictly linked to the mechanism of action of the drug. Ranolazine induces in fact a reduction of the intracellular late sodium current that leads to a reduction of the intracellular calcium concentration thus producing a better myocardial diastolic relaxation process which in its turns enhances the myocardial perfusion. The ranolazine acts therefore as a lusitropic drug that improves the diastolic dysfunction and the segmental ischemia thus affecting one of the first steps of the ischemic cascade.

  18. Coronary Microvascular Function and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women With Angina Pectoris and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: The iPOWER Study.

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    Mygind, Naja Dam; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Pena, Adam; Frestad, Daria; Dose, Nynne; Aziz, Ahmed; Faber, Rebekka; Høst, Nis; Gustafsson, Ida; Hansen, Peter Riis; Hansen, Henrik Steen; Bairey Merz, C Noel; Kastrup, Jens; Prescott, Eva

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    The majority of women with angina-like chest pain have no obstructive coronary artery disease when evaluated with coronary angiography. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is a possible explanation and associated with a poor prognosis. This study evaluated the prevalence of coronary microvascular dysfunction and the association with symptoms, cardiovascular risk factors, psychosocial factors, and results from diagnostic stress testing. After screening 3568 women, 963 women with angina-like chest pain and a diagnostic coronary angiogram without significant coronary artery stenosis (coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) by Doppler examination of the left anterior descending coronary artery. CFVR was successfully measured in 919 (95%) women. Median (IQR) CFVR was 2.33 (1.98-2.76), and 241 (26%) had markedly impaired CFVR (coronary microvascular dysfunction plays a role in the development of angina pectoris. CFVR was associated with few cardiovascular risk factors, suggesting that CFVR is an independent parameter in the risk evaluation of these women. Symptom characteristics and results from stress testing did not identify individuals with impaired CFVR. © 2016 The Authors. Published on behalf of the American Heart Association, Inc., by Wiley Blackwell.

  19. Prognostic value of heart rate turbulence for risk assessment in patients with unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction

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    Harris, Patricia RE; Stein, Phyllis K; Fung, Gordon L; Drew, Barbara J

    2013-01-01

    Background We sought to examine the prognostic value of heart rate turbulence derived from electrocardiographic recordings initiated in the emergency department for patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or unstable angina. Methods Twenty-four-hour Holter recordings were started in patients with cardiac symptoms approximately 45 minutes after arrival in the emergency department. Patients subsequently diagnosed with NSTEMI or unstable angina who had recordings with ≥18 hours of sinus rhythm and sufficient data to compute Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk scores were chosen for analysis (n = 166). Endpoints were emergent re-entry to the cardiac emergency department and/or death at 30 days and one year. Results In Cox regression models, heart rate turbulence and TIMI risk scores together were significant predictors of 30-day (model chi square 13.200, P = 0.001, C-statistic 0.725) and one-year (model chi square 31.160, P turbulence, initiated upon arrival at the emergency department, may provide additional incremental value in the risk assessment for patients with NSTEMI or unstable angina. PMID:23976860

  20. Effects of combined alpha and beta adrenoceptor blockade in patients with angina pectoris. A double blind study comparing labetalol with placebo.

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    Quyyumi, A A; Wright, C; Mockus, L; Shackell, M; Sutton, G C; Fox, K M

    1985-01-01

    The effects of a combined alpha and beta receptor antagonist, labetalol, were investigated in 10 patients with chronic stable angina pectoris. The optimal dose was determined during an initial dose titration study when the patients were treated with 200 mg, 400 mg, and 600 mg (six patients) of labetalol a day. The effective dose was then compared with placebo in a double blind randomised study. The effects of the drug were monitored with angina diaries, treadmill exercise testing, and 48 hour ambulatory electrocardiographic ST segment monitoring. Plasma labetalol concentrations were measured during each treatment period. The mean effective antianginal dose of labetalol was 480 (SD 140) mg/day given by mouth twice a day. There was a dose related reduction in daytime and nocturnal heart rate, the frequency of pain was significantly reduced by 41%, and exercise duration was significantly increased by 44% with labetalol when compared with placebo. The frequency and duration of the episodes of ST segment depression were significantly reduced by 56% and 73% respectively with labetalol. Adverse effects resulted in a reduction of the dose of labetalol in two patients. Thus labetalol is an effective agent in the treatment of angina pectoris. PMID:3881105

  1. High resolution heart rate variability analysis in patients with angina pectoris during coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Mironov, V. A.; Mironova, T. F.; Kuvatov, V. A.; Nokhrina, O. Yu.; Kuvatova, E. V.

    2017-12-01

    The purpose of the study is approbation of the capabilities of high-resolution rhythmocardiography (RCG) for the determination of the actual cardiovascular status of operated patients with angina pectoris during coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABGS) for myocardial revascularization. The research was done by means of a KAP-RK-02-Mikor hardware-software complex with a monitor record and the time- and frequency-domain analyses of heart rate variability (HRV). Monitor records were made at each stage of CABGS in 123 patients. As a result, HRV manifested itself as a fairly adequate and promising method for the determination of the cardiovascular status during CABGS. In addition, the data of the HRV study during CABGS testify to the capability of RCG to determine the high risk of life-threatening cardioarrhythmias before and during operation, to different changes in sinoatrial heart node (SN) dysregulation, and contain the HRV symptoms of a high death risk before, during and after shunting. The loss of the peripheral autonomic sympathetic and parasympathetic control in SN in the form of the autonomic cardioneuropathy syndrome is a predictor of the complications related to CABGS. The obtained data on RCG monitoring of HRV recording are suggestive of wide prospects of the high-resolution RCG method to be used in cardiac surgery as a whole. The actual multivariant dysregulations of SN pacemaker activity testify to its adequacy to the pathophysiology of each period of the cardiac operation, according to the initial ischemic damages and localization of cardiosurgical manipulations during CABGS.

  2. Glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in patients with stable angina pectoris. Obesity predicts coronary atherosclerosis and dysglycemia.

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    Włodarczyk, Aleksander; Strojek, Krzysztof

    2008-12-01

    Disturbances of glucose regulation and other metabolic disorders, as part of metabolic syndrome, are important risk factors for atherosclerosis. Abnormal glucose metabolism is commonly observed in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, there is no consistent evidence for subjects with stable angina. To investigate the prevalence of glucose metabolism in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) documented angiographically and to assess correlations of metabolic profile and extent of atherosclerotic lesions. 100 consecutive non-diabetic patients with stable CAD referred to coronary angiography were studied. Total cholesterol and its fractions, triglycerides, uric acid and fasting insulin levels were determined. Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and then coronary angiography were performed. All patients were divided into groups according to glucometabolic and coronary status and insulin resistance. The sum of all lesions in coronary vessels was calculated for each patient (CAD score). After OGTT, 44% of patients presented disturbed glucose metabolism: 9% of patients had newly diagnosed diabetes and 35% patients were in the prediabetic state. There was no correlation between glycemic status and insulin resistance, and severity of coronary heart disease. Obesity, reflected by body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, was a major metabolic disorder and independent predictor of the extent of coronary atherosclerosis and glucose intolerance. Abnormal glucose regulation is very common in patients with stable CAD. Only obesity was the independent predictor of coronary atherosclerosis and dysglycemia. Other metabolic risk factors are target for prevention and treatment.

  3. [Patients with unstable angina pectoris--what were the real facts in Czech and Moravian hospitals in the year 2000?].

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    Spác, J; Parenica, J; Partisová, M; Habrovcová, S; Hamplová, M

    2003-08-01

    The authors evaluated the occurrence of risk factors, mode of therapy and in-patient mortality in 726 patients admitted to 38 Czech and Moravian hospitals for unstable angina pectoris with ECG finding of ischaemia without ST segment elevation, who were indicated to application of anticoagulant treatment with low molecular weight heparin. The duration of the before-hospital phase represented a significant risk factor for the progression of disease up to Q myocardial infarction. The relapse of stenocardia occurred in 19.8% of patients during the hospitalization and myocardical infarction Q occurred in 7.5% patients, while 2.89% patients died during hospitalization. These results were compared with those performed in the registries of GRACE, ENACT and Euro Heart Survey Acute Coronary Syndrome-EHS-ACS. The results of therapy in the Czech Republic may be further improved by a more advanced health education within the framework of secondary prevention of IHD, a risk stratification of patients, more modern drug therapy and a better collaboration of hospitals lacking invasive catchment area workplaces of intervention cardiology.

  4. Coronary microvascular dysfunction and myocardial contractile reserve in women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease.

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    Michelsen, Marie M; Pena, Adam; Mygind, Naja D; Bech, Jan; Gustafsson, Ida; Kastrup, Jens; Hansen, Henrik S; Høst, Nis; Hansen, Peter R; Prescott, Eva

    2018-02-01

    Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is a potential cause of myocardial ischemia and may affect myocardial function at rest and during stress. We investigated whether CMD was associated with left ventricular diastolic and systolic function at rest and during pharmacologically induced hyperemic stress. In a prospective cohort study, we included 963 women with angina, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >45%, and an invasive coronary angiogram without significant stenosis (CMD (defined as CFVR CMD) was associated with higher age and a higher resting heart rate. Women with CMD had a reduced GLS reserve (P = .005), while we found no association between CFVR and LVEF at rest, GLS at rest, or the LVEF reserve, respectively. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) reserve remained associated with CFVR (P = .002) in a multivariable regression analysis adjusted for age, hemodynamic variables, and GLS at rest. In age-adjusted analysis, women with low CFVR had no signs of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction measured by echocardiography at rest. The GLS reserve was significantly lower in women with CMD. The mechanisms underlying the association between CMD and GLS reserve warrant further study. © 2017, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Effects of nicardipine on coronary blood flow, left ventricular inotropic state and myocardial metabolism in patients with angina pectoris.

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    Rousseau, M F; Vincent, M F; Cheron, P; van den Berghe, G; Charlier, A A; Pouleur, H

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    The effects of intravenous nicardipine (2.5 mg) on the left ventricular (LV) inotropic state, LV metabolism, and coronary haemodynamics were analysed in 22 patients with angina pectoris. Measurements were made at fixed heart rate (atrial pacing), under basal state, and during a cold pressor test. After nicardipine, coronary blood flow and oxygen content in the coronary sinus increased significantly. The indices of inotropic state increased slightly, and the rate of isovolumic LV pressure fall improved. Myocardial oxygen consumption was unchanged despite the significant reduction in pressure-rate product, but LV lactate uptake increased, particularly during the cold pressor test. When nicardipine was administered after propranolol, the indices of inotropic state were unaffected. The lack of direct effect of nicardipine on LV inotropic state was further confirmed by intracoronary injection of 0.1 and 0.2 mg in a separate group of 10 patients. It is concluded that the nicardipine-induced coronary dilatation seems to improve perfusion and aerobic metabolism in areas with chronic ischaemia, resulting in reduced lactate production and augmented oxygen consumption.

  6. Effects of nicardipine and nisoldipine on myocardial metabolism, coronary blood flow and oxygen supply in angina pectoris.

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    Rousseau, M F; Vincent, M F; Van Hoof, F; Van den Berghe, G; Charlier, A A; Pouleur, H

    1984-12-01

    The effects of the calcium antagonists nicardipine and nisoldipine on left ventricular (LV) metabolism were analyzed in 32 patients with angina pectoris. Measurements were made at a fixed heart rate under the basal state and during a cold pressor test (CPT). After administration of the drugs, coronary blood flow increased significantly and the mean aortic pressure decreased by 10% (p less than 0.01) in the basal state and by 11% (p less than 0.01) during CPT. Despite the reduction in pressure-rate product, myocardial oxygen consumption was unchanged in the basal state (18 +/- 4 vs 19 +/- 4 ml/min, difference not significant) and during CPT (21 +/- 5 vs 21 +/- 5 ml/min, difference not significant); this discrepancy between a reduced pressure-rate product and an unchanged oxygen consumption was also noted when nicardipine was given after propranolol (0.1 mg/kg; 12 patients). Both agents also increased LV lactate uptake, particularly during CPT (+13 mumol/min, p less than 0.05 vs control CPT) and reduced LV glutamine production. In 10 patients in whom 14C-lactate was infused, the chemical LV lactate extraction ratio increased more than the 14C-lactate extraction ratio after administration of the drugs, indicating a reduction in LV lactate production. The data are consistent with the hypothesis that nicardipine and nisoldipine improve perfusion and aerobic metabolism in chronically ischemic areas, resulting in an augmented oxygen consumption and in a reduced lactate production.

  7. The relationship between diastolic pressure and coronary collateral circulation in patients with stable angina pectoris and chronic total occlusion.

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    Shu, Wang; jing, Jing; Fu, Liu Chang; Min, Jiang Tie; Bo, Yang Xiao; Ying, Zhou; Dai, Chen Yun

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    The most important biomechanical source of activation of the coronary collateral circulation (CCC) is increased tangential fluid shear stress at the arterial endothelial surface. The coronary circulation is unique in that most coronary blood flow occurs in diastole. Consequently, the diastolic blood pressure (DBP) may influence the tangential fluid shear stress on the arterial endothelial surface in diastole, therebyaffecting development of the CCC. To investigate this, we conducted a study of 222 patients with stable angina pectoris and chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries. All of the patients had no history of coronary artery interventional therapy, coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, or congenital heart disease. The extent of the collateral vasculature of the area perfused by the artery affected by chronic total occlusion was graded as poor or well-developed according to Rentrop's classification. Univariate analysis showed a significant difference between the study subgroup with poorly developed collaterals and that with well-developed collaterals in terms of high diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and mean DBP. Multivariate analysis revealed high DBP as the only independent positive predictor of a well-developed collateral circulation. High DBP is positively related to a well-developed CCC. Differences in development of the CCC may be one of the pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for the J-curve phenomenon in the relationship between DBP and cardiovascular risk.

  8. Quantitative dispersion microscopy

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    Fu, Dan; Choi, Wonshik; Sung, Yongjin; Yaqoob, Zahid; Ramachandra R Dasari; Feld, Michael

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    Refractive index dispersion is an intrinsic optical property and a useful source of contrast in biological imaging studies. In this report, we present the first dispersion phase imaging of living eukaryotic cells. We have developed quantitative dispersion microscopy based on the principle of quantitative phase microscopy. The dual-wavelength quantitative phase microscope makes phase measurements at 310 nm and 400 nm wavelengths to quantify dispersion (refractive index increment ratio) of live...

  9. Quantitative Algebraic Reasoning

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    Mardare, Radu Iulian; Panangaden, Prakash; Plotkin, Gordon

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    We develop a quantitative analogue of equational reasoning which we call quantitative algebra. We define an equality relation indexed by rationals: a =ε b which we think of as saying that “a is approximately equal to b up to an error of ε”. We have 4 interesting examples where we have a quantitative...... equational theory whose free algebras correspond to well known structures. In each case we have finitary and continuous versions. The four cases are: Hausdorff metrics from quantitive semilattices; pWasserstein metrics (hence also the Kantorovich metric) from barycentric algebras and also from pointed...

  10. Hospital-level variation in angina and mortality at 1 year after myocardial infarction: insights from the Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients' Health Status (TRIUMPH) Registry.

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    Vigen, Rebecca; Spertus, John A; Maddox, Thomas M; Ho, P Michael; Jones, Philip G; Arnold, Suzanne V; Masoudi, Frederick A; Bradley, Steven M

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    Despite calls to expand measurement of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) outcomes to include symptom burden, little has been done to describe hospital-level variation in this patient-centered outcome, or its association with mortality. Understanding the relationship between symptoms and longer-term mortality could inform the importance of these outcomes for monitoring quality of care. Among 4316 patients with AMI treated at 24 hospitals participating in the Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients' Health Status (TRIUMPH) study, we assessed risk-standardized 1-year symptom burden as measured by the Seattle Angina Questionnaire Angina Frequency Score and mortality attributed to the hospital that provided AMI care. Median odds ratios were used to assess outcome variation and reflect the relative odds of an outcome for 2 patients with identical covariates at different, randomly selected, hospitals. We then evaluated the correlation between hospital-level mortality and angina. Finally, we determined the extent to which variation in mortality and angina was explained by achievement of AMI performance measures. We observed hospital variation in risk-adjusted 1-year mortality (range, 4.9%-8.6%; median odds ratio, 1.30; P=0.01) and angina (range, 17.7%-29.4%; median odds ratio, 1.34; P<0.001). At the hospital level, mortality and angina at 1 year were weakly correlated (r=0.40; 95% confidence interval, 0.00-0.68; P=0.05). Accounting for the quality of AMI care did not attenuate variation in risk-adjusted 1-year mortality or angina. Symptom burden and mortality vary at the hospital level after AMI and are only weakly correlated. These findings suggest that symptom burden should be considered a separate quality domain that is not well captured by current quality metrics. © 2014 American Heart Association, Inc.

  11. Prevalência de angina do peito pelo questionário de Rose na população brasileira: análise da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde, 2013

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    Paulo Andrade Lotufo

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Objetivo: Estimar a prevalência de angina do peito na população adulta brasileira com a aplicação do questionário de Rose para angina na Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde (PNS-2013. Métodos: Inquérito populacional representativo da população brasileira acima de 18 anos de idade, com amostragem probabilística conglomerada em três estágios. Foram obtidos registros de entrevistas de 60.202 indivíduos no território nacional. Apresentou-se ao entrevistado o questionário de Rose curto com três questões, adaptado por Lawlor em 2003 e validado no Brasil, para identificar angina do peito grau I (leve e II (moderada/grave. Calcularam-se os valores de prevalência com intervalo de confiança de 95% (IC95% segundo sexo, faixa etária, escolaridade e raça/cor. Resultados: A prevalência de angina leve (grau I foi de 7,6% (IC95% 7,2 - 8,0 para toda população, com frequência maior em mulheres - 9,1% (IC95% 8,5 - 9,7 - do que em homens - 5,9% (5,3 - 6,4. A frequência de angina moderada/grave (grau II foi 4,2 (IC95% 3,9 - 4,5, também mais frequente em mulheres - 5,2% (IC95% 4,7 - 5,6 - do que em homens - 3,0% (IC95% 2,7 - 3,4. A prevalência de angina por faixa etária aumentou progressivamente com a idade. A prevalência de angina, de qualquer tipo, foi inversa aos anos de estudo formal. Apesar do valor maior da presença de angina em negros, não houve diferença significativa por raça/cor da pele. Conclusão: Os valores de prevalência elevada de angina do peito na população brasileira acima de 18 anos foram compatíveis com estudos em outros países, revelando a importância da doença coronariana como problema de saúde pública.

  12. Crushed sublingual versus oral ticagrelor administration strategies in patients with unstable angina. A pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic study.

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    Niezgoda, Piotr; Sikora, Joanna; Barańska, Malwina; Sikora, Adam; Buszko, Katarzyna; Siemińska, Emilia; Marszałł, Michał Piotr; Siller-Matula, Jolanta M; Jilma, Bernd; Alexopoulos, Dimitrios; Fabiszak, Tomasz; Kubica, Jacek

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    Oral administration of crushed ticagrelor tablets turned out to be an efficacious method that improves its pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. This strategy, however, is unlikely to eliminate the drug-drug interaction in patients receiving intravenous morphine, as the impairment of the P2Y12 inhibitor absorption related to decreased propulsive motility of the gastro-intestinal tract is the most likely mechanism of interaction. Thus, we designed a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study setting the feasibility of platelet inhibition with a loading dose of ticagrelor given as crushed tablets sublingually compared with two other ticagrelor loading dose administration strategies: integral tablet given orally and crushed tablet given orally in patients with unstable angina. Ticagrelor and its metabolite AR-C124900XX plasma concentration was evaluated in nine time points (time frame of 6 hours) using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry; platelet reactivity was evaluated using multiple electrode aggregometry. The area under the plasma concentration-time curve for ticagrelor and AR-C124900XX was significantly higher in patients treated with crushed tablets given orally compared with crushed tablets given sublingually only within the first hour after loading dose (936.9 ± 898.0 vs 368.0 ± 422.4, p=0.042 and 103.4 ± 120.8 vs 31.3 ± 43.9, p=0.031, respectively). Moreover, we showed significantly stronger platelet inhibition in patients receiving crushed ticagrelor orally vs. sublingually at 30 and 45 min after the loading dose (p=0.024 and p=0.016, respectively). Therefore, the administration strategy of ticagrelor determines the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of both ticagrelor and its active metabolite AR-C124900XX.

  13. The diagnostic value of mean platelet volume in males with premature atherosclerotic coronary artery disease having stable angina pectoris

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    Özgül Malçok Gürel

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether platelet count and mean platelet volume (MPV could be new biomarkers addition to classical risk factors in premature coronary artery disease (CAD. Methods: Totally 124 male patients (mean age: 45.8±13.0 year; range of age: 27-78 year, with stable angina pectoris, were included. Clinical and laboratory findings (whole blood cell count, glucose, creatinine, lipid profile were recorded. Automatic blood counter was used for hematological parameters. Conventional coronary angiography was performed. Patients having acute coronary syndrome within the last six months, with severe valvular, structural or congenital heart disease, thyroid and hepatic dysfunction or signs of any infection were excluded. Results: The study population were separated into three groups by coronary angiography: 51 with stable CAD aged ≤40 years (premature CAD, 38 with stable CAD older than 40 (mature CAD and 35 with the normal coronary arteries (NCA. No significant difference was found in MPV values between premature CAD and mature CAD and also between premature CAD and NCA (p>0.05. A significant negative correlation was found between MPV and platelet count in premature CAD (r=-0.419, p=0.002. Both in premature CAD and mature CAD groups, higher MPV values was found in critical CAD subgroup than noncritical CAD subgroup, but the difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05. Conclusion: There was no significant difference in MPV between premature and mature male CAD patients compared to NCA group. A positive but non-significant correlation was found between the MPV values and the severity of CAD. J Clin Exp Invest 2014; 5 (3: 381-385

  14. Pre-infarction angina predicts thrombus burden in patients admitted for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

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    Ahmed, Tarek A N; Sorgdrager, Bastiaan J; Cannegieter, Suzanne C; van der Laarse, Arnoud; Schalij, Martin J; Jukema, Wouter

    2012-04-01

    In patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), high thrombotic burden, subsequent distal embolisation and myocardial no-reflow remain a large obstacle that may negate the benefits of urgent coronary revascularisation. We aimed at assessing the predictors of: 1) thrombus grade in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and 2) infarct size, in order to optimise therapy to reduce thrombus burden. One-hundred and fifty-three consecutive patients presenting with STEMI and undergoing PPCI were included. Thrombus was evaluated by angiography and scored according to the TIMI study group score. Next, patients were categorised into two groups that had either high thrombus grade (HTG; score 4-5) or low thrombus grade (LTG; score 1-3). We evaluated predictors of angiographic thrombus grade among a number of clinical, angiographic and laboratory data. We also assessed infarct size and scintigraphic left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at three months in both patient groups. Ninety-four patients (58±11 years; 75% males) presented with HTG, whereas 59 patients (58±12 years; 78% males) presented with LTG. Pre-infarction angina (PIA) was more frequently encountered in the LTG group than in the HTG group (25% vs. 10%, p=0.009). Pre-procedural TIMI flow was significantly lower in the HTG group (pHTG group (pHTG. HTG proved an independent predictor of higher peak levels of creatine kinase (CK) (p<0.001) and troponin T (p<0.001), as well as lower LVEF (p=0.05) along with male gender and absence of prior statin therapy. Absence of PIA and proximal culprit lesions are associated with higher thrombus grade. Higher thrombus grade is associated with larger infarct size and slightly worse LV function. This may have clinical implications in planning strategies, particularly regarding pharmacotherapy, that aim to decrease thrombus burden prior to stent implantation.

  15. Differences in coronary artery disease by CT angiography between patients developing unstable angina pectoris vs. major adverse cardiac events

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    Schlett, Christopher L. [Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg (Germany); Nance, John W. Jr. [Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States); The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (United States); Schoepf, U. Joseph, E-mail: schoepf@musc.edu [Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States); O’Brien, Terrence X. [Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States); The Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC (United States); Ebersberger, Ullrich [Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States); Department of Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Centre Munich-Bogenhausen, Munich (Germany); Headden, Gary F. [Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States); Hoffmann, Udo [Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Bamberg, Fabian [Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Radiology, University of Munich, Grosshadern Campus, and Munich Heart Alliance, Munich (Germany); Department of Radiology, University of Tuebingen (Germany)

    2014-07-15

    Highlights: • Patients developing UAP had overall more atherosclerosis as patients without any events. • Patients developing MACE had only more mixed plaque as those developing UAP. • Different atherosclerotic plaque components by CTA carry different prognostic value. - Abstract: Objective: CT angiography (CTA) has prognostic value in patients. But it is unknown whether differences in atherosclerosis by CTA predict the development of unstable angina pectoris (UAP) vs. major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Methods: We followed patients undergoing CTA as part of their acute chest pain work-up. Primary outcome was the development of UAP or MACE (cardiac death, myocardial infarction, revascularization) during a minimum follow-up of 12-months. CTAs were assessed for extent and composition of coronary plaque and stenosis. Ordinal regression with a 3-level outcome (no events, UAP, MACE) was applied. Results: Among 315 patients, 22 developed UAP and 31 MACE. While UAP patients had higher atherosclerosis burden with respect to all assessed features compared to patients with no events (p ≤ 0.02), only mixed plaque extent was significantly different between UAP and MACE patients (p = 0.02). The odds ratio was 4.55 for being in a higher disease-level comparing patients with low extent to those with no mixed plaque, and 3.02 comparing patients with high to those with low. These findings remained after adjustments for potential confounders. Conclusion: The extent of mixed coronary plaque is different between patients who develop UAP vs. MACE, supporting the hypothesis that it is a more culprit morphology.

  16. Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Are Correlates of Angina Pectoris by Recent History and an Ischemia-Positive Treadmill Test in Patients with Documented Coronary Artery Disease in the Pimi Study

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    Mark W. Ketterer

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    Full Text Available Objective. We tested the association of specific psychological characteristics in patients having stable coronary disease with the reporting of anginal symptoms during daily activities, and positive exercise testing. Methods. One hundred and ninety-six patients with documented CAD enrolled in the Psychophysiological Investigations of Myocardial Ischemia (PIMI Study completed an anginal history questionnaire and a battery of psychometric tests. They also underwent standardized exercise treadmill tests. Results. Patients with a recent history of angina were more likely to be female, and had higher Beck Depression (P=.002, State Anxiety (P=.001, Trait Anxiety (P=.03, Harm Avoidance (P=.04 and Muscle Tension (P=.004 scores than patients who had no recent history of angina. Along with several treadmill variables indicating more severe disease state and reduced exercise tolerance, patients who developed angina on a positive treadmill test also displayed higher scores on the Beck Depression Inventory (P=.003 and State Anxiety (P=.004 scales. Conclusions. Several psychological characteristics, and most notably anxiety and depression, are strong correlates of recent angina and angina in the presence of ischemia provoked by treadmill testing.

  17. Coronary microvascular function and myocardial fibrosis in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease: the iPOWER study.

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    Mygind, Naja Dam; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Pena, Adam; Qayyum, Abbas Ali; Frestad, Daria; Christensen, Thomas Emil; Ghotbi, Adam Ali; Dose, Nynne; Faber, Rebekka; Vejlstrup, Niels; Hasbak, Philip; Kjaer, Andreas; Prescott, Eva; Kastrup, Jens

    2016-11-04

    Even in absence of obstructive coronary artery disease women with angina pectoris have a poor prognosis possibly due to coronary microvascular disease. Coronary microvascular disease can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography measuring coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) and by positron emission tomography measuring myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR). Diffuse myocardial fibrosis can be assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping. We hypothesized that coronary microvascular disease is associated with diffuse myocardial fibrosis. Women with angina, a clinically indicated coronary angiogram with coronary microvascular disease, and median MBFR was 2.7 (2.2; 3.0) and 19 (35 %) had a MBFR value below 2.5. No significant correlations were found between CFVR and ECV or native T1 (R 2  = 0.02; p = 0.27 and R 2  = 0.004; p = 0.61, respectively). There were also no correlations between MBFR and ECV or native T1 (R 2  = 0.1; p = 0.13 and R 2  = 0.004, p = 0.64, respectively). CFVR and MBFR were correlated to hypertension and heart rate. In women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease we found no association between measures of coronary microvascular disease and myocardial fibrosis, suggesting that myocardial ischemia induced by coronary microvascular disease does not elicit myocardial fibrosis in this population. The examined parameters seem to provide independent information about myocardial and coronary disease.

  18. Effect of Yixinkangtai Capsule combined with diltiazem on endothelial function, blood viscosity and lipid metabolism in patients with unstable angina pectoris

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    Yu-Feng Yuan

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To discuss the effect of Yixinkangtai Capsule combined with diltiazem on endothelial function, blood viscosity and lipid metabolism in patients with unstable angina pectoris. Methods: A total of 150 patients with unstable angina pectoris who were treated in the hospital between February 2014 and February 2017 were divided into the control group (n=75 and the research group (n=75 according to the random number table method. Control group received clinical conventional therapy, research group received Yixinkangtai Capsule combined with diltiazem therapy on the basis of conventional therapy, and both groups received 3 months of treatment. Differences in endothelial function, blood viscosity and lipid metabolism were compared between the two groups of patients before and after treatment. Results: Before treatment, the differences in serum levels of endothelial function indexes, blood viscosity indexes and lipid metabolism indexes were not statistically significant between the two groups. After 3 months of treatment, serum NO level of research group was higher than that of control group while ET-1 level was lower than that of control group; serum blood viscosity index TXB2 content of research group was lower than that of control group while PGI2 content was higher than that of control group; serum lipid metabolism indexes TG, TC and LDL-C contents of research group were lower than those of control group while HDL-C content was higher than that of control group. Conclusion: Yixinkangtai Capsule combined with diltiazem therapy can effectively optimize the endothelial function, reduce the blood viscosity and balance the lipid metabolism in patients with unstable angina pectoris.

  19. How Efficacious is Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) Dripping Pill in Treating Angina Pectoris? Evidence Assessment for Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Jia, Yongliang; Leung, Siu-Wai

    2017-09-01

    More than 230 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of danshen dripping pill (DSP) and isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in treating angina pectoris after the first preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses-compliant comprehensive meta-analysis were published in 2010. Other meta-analyses had flaws in study selection, statistical meta-analysis, and evidence assessment. This study completed the meta-analysis with an extensive assessment of the evidence. RCTs published from 1994 to 2016 on DSP and ISDN in treating angina pectoris for at least 4 weeks were included. The risk of bias (RoB) of included RCTs was assessed with the Cochrane's tool for assessing RoB. Meta-analyses based on a random-effects model were performed on two outcome measures: symptomatic (SYM) and electrocardiography (ECG) improvements. Subgroup analysis, sensitivity analysis, metaregression, and publication bias analysis were also conducted. The evidence strength was evaluated with the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) method. Among the included 109 RCTs with 11,973 participants, 49 RCTs and 5042 participants were new (after 2010). The RoB of included RCTs was high in randomization and blinding. Overall effect sizes in odds ratios for DSP over ISDN were 2.94 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 2.53-3.41) on SYM (n = 108) and 2.37 (95% CI: 2.08-2.69) by ECG (n = 81) with significant heterogeneities (I2 = 41%, p < 0.0001 on SYM and I2 = 44%, p < 0.0001 on ECG). Subgroup, sensitivity, and metaregression analyses showed consistent results without publication bias. However, the evidence strength was low in GRADE. The efficacy of DSP was still better than ISDN in treating angina pectoris, but the confidence decreased due to high RoB and heterogeneities.

  20. Quantitative cardiac ultrasound

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    H. Rijsterborgh (Hans)

    1990-01-01

    textabstractThis thesis is about the various aspects of quantitative cardiac ultrasound. The first four chapters are mainly devoted to the reproducibility of echocardiographic measurements. These . are focussed on the variation of echocardiographic measurements within patients. An important

  1. On Quantitative Rorschach Scales.

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    Haggard, Ernest A.

    1978-01-01

    Two types of quantitative Rorschach scales are discussed: first, those based on the response categories of content, location, and the determinants, and second, global scales based on the subject's responses to all ten stimulus cards. (Author/JKS)

  2. Quantitative physics tasks

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    Snětinová, Marie

    2015-01-01

    Title: Quantitative Physics Tasks Author: Mgr. Marie Snětinová Department: Department of Physics Education Supervisor of the doctoral thesis: doc. RNDr. Leoš Dvořák, CSc., Department of Physics Education Abstract: The doctoral thesis concerns with problem solving in physics, especially on students' attitudes to solving of quantitative physics tasks, and various methods how to develop students' problem solving skills in physics. It contains brief overview of the theoretical framework of proble...

  3. Kinetics of blood lipoprotein spectrum indices in patients with angina pectoris during and after low-intensity laser therapy as a paraclinical criterion for treatment efficiency

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    Babushkina, G. V.; Kartelishev, A. V.

    2001-04-01

    An investigation was made of applying (lambda) equals 0.63 micrometers laser radiation in treating 403 patients affected by angina pectoris. The patients were administered a course of combined laser therapy consisting of the intravenous laser irradiation of blood combined with laser acupuncture. Apart from that, the patients took the maintenance doses of antianginal preparations and therapeutic doses of vitamins A and E. The blood lipoprotein spectrum revealed that this combined laser therapy was capable of producing an antiatherogenic effect. It was also found that the most effective exposure time of laser radiation was in the range of 10 to 15 min.

  4. Physiologic Functional Evaluation of Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft to Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Steal due to Unligated First Thoracic Branch in a Case of Refractory Angina

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    Fadi J. Sawaya

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Unligated side branches of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA have been described in the literature as a cause of coronary steal resulting in angina. Despite a number of studies reporting successful side branch embolization to relieve symptoms, this phenomenon remains controversial. Hemodynamic evidence of coronary steal using angiographic and intravascular Doppler techniques has been supported by some and rejected by others. In this case study using an intracoronary Doppler wire with adenosine, we demonstrate that a trial occlusion of the LIMA thoracic side branch with selective balloon inflation can confirm physiologic significant steal and whether coil embolization of the side branch is indicated.

  5. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Relieves Intractable Angina Due to Exercise-Induced Left Bundle Branch Block Without Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction: A Detailed Case Study.

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    Czuriga, Daniel; Lim, Pitt O

    2016-05-01

    Exercise-induced left bundle branch block is rare and can be demonstrated with exercise testing. When the heart rate reaches a certain threshold, the QRS widens into left bundle branch block. This paper describes a patient with exercise-induced left bundle branch block related angina and dyspnea, who responded to cardiac resynchronization therapy. We documented the potential benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy with a left ventricular rapid pacing study prior to its implantation. Although exercise-induced left bundle branch block is not a current indication for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients such as ours, it could be considered when conventional drug therapy fails. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. Universal health care no guarantee of equity: Comparison of socioeconomic inequalities in the receipt of coronary procedures in patients with acute myocardial infarction and angina

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    Kelman Chris W

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In Australia there is a socioeconomic gradient in morbidity and mortality favouring socioeconomically advantaged people, much of which is accounted for by ischaemic heart disease. This study examines if Australia's universal health care system, with its mixed public/private funding and delivery model, may actually perpetuate this inequity. We do this by quantifying and comparing socioeconomic inequalities in the receipt of coronary procedures in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI and patients with angina. Methods Using linked hospital and mortality data, we followed patients admitted to Western Australian hospitals with a first admission for AMI (n = 5539 or angina (n = 7401 in 2001-2003. An outcome event was the receipt, within a year, of a coronary procedure—angiography, angioplasty and/or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG. Socioeconomic status was assigned to each individual using an area-based measure, the SEIFA Index of Disadvantage. Multivariable proportional hazards regression was used to model the association between socioeconomic status and procedure rates, allowing for censoring and adjustment of multiple covariates. Mediating models examined the effect of private health insurance. Results In the AMI patient cohort, socioeconomic gradients were not evident except that disadvantaged women were more likely than advantaged women to undergo CABG. In contrast, in the angina patient group there were clear socioeconomic gradients for all procedures, favouring more advantaged patients. Compared with patients in the most disadvantaged quintile of socioeconomic status, patients in the least disadvantaged quintile were 11% (1-21% more likely to receive angiography, 52% (29-80% more likely to undergo angioplasty and 30% (3-55% more likely to undergo CABG. Private health insurance explained some of the socioeconomic variation in rates. Conclusions Australia's universal health care system does not guarantee

  7. Influence of pre-infarction angina, collateral flow, and pre-procedural TIMI flow on myocardial salvage index by cardiac magnetic resonance in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

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    Lønborg, Jacob; Kelbæk, Henning; Vejlstrup, Niels

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) pre-infarction angina, pre-procedural TIMI flow and collateral flow to the myocardium supplied by the infarct related artery are suggested to be cardioprotective. We evaluated the effect of these factors on myocardial...... against the area-at-risk there was a strong trend that the line for the pre-infarction angina group was below the one for the non-angina group (P = 0.05). Patients with pre-procedural TIMI flow 0/1, 2 and 3 had a median MSI of (0.69 (IQR 0.59 to 0.76), 0.78 (0.68 to 0.86) and 0.85 (0.77 to 0...

  8. Left atrial catheter ablation promotes vasoconstriction of the right coronary artery.

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    Yamashita, Eiji; Tada, Hiroshi; Tadokoro, Kazuyoshi; Hashimoto, Tohru; Kaseno, Kenichi; Miyaji, Kohei; Naito, Shigeto; Oshima, Shigeru; Taniguchi, Koichi

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    Multiple cardiac ganglia are present in the left atrial (LA) region, and marked changes in autonomic nervous activity can occur after left atrial catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Vasospastic angina involving the inferior wall of the left ventricle has been reported as a complication shortly after LACA. We studied 20 patients with drug-refractory AF who underwent LACA, performed to encircle the left- and right-sided pulmonary veins, 1 to 2 cm from their ostia under fluoroscopic guidance. Quantitative coronary angiography was performed before and after LACA, and we analyzed the minimal lesion diameter (MLD) of the proximal segment of the coronary arteries, and the basal tone, the baseline percent constriction versus maximal dilation after nitroglycerin administration. No significant difference was observed in MLD or basal tone of the left coronary arteries after LACA. However, in the right coronary artery (RCA), the basal MLD was smaller (P LACA. No correlation was found between the baseline MLD or tone of the RCA and total amount of radiofrequency energy delivered or procedure duration. In 75% of RCA, the baseline MLD was smaller after than before LACA, which was significantly higher (P LACA, which may explain the variant angina reported after LACA.

  9. The potential role of herbal medicines in the treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris: a review of key herbs, and as illustration, exploration of the Chinese herbal medicine approach

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Kylie A O'Brien,1,2 Luis Vitetta31Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 2Monash Medical School, Prahran, Victoria, Australia; 3The University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaAbstract: Herbal medicines have been used for centuries within different cultures to treat cardiovascular disease, including stable angina pectoris. However, the use of herbs varies within traditions of natural medicine, and how they are understood to work in systems such as Chinese medicine, for example, is vastly different from the pharmaceutical model that seeks to reduce herbs to their active constituents. This review first discusses, individually, key herbs used within Western, Indian, and Chinese herbalism to treat stable angina pectoris and their main active constituents and pharmacological actions. The second part of the paper then specifically explores how angina is treated traditionally with Chinese herbal medicine, a unique approach to the understanding of health and illness underpinned by philosophies and theories that describe the physiological functioning and pathological changes in the body in terms very different from those of biomedicine. A foundational account of the guiding theories of Chinese medicine is followed by a description of the cardiovascular system and the etiology and pathogenesis of angina from the Chinese medical perspective. This forms the basis for understanding the rationale for construction of Chinese herbal medicinal formulae for treating angina pectoris. The scientific evidence of the efficacy of some Chinese herbal formulae is discussed.Keywords: herbs, herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, angina pectoris, cardiovascular

  10. A Chinese patent medicine Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion combined with conventional treatment for patients with angina pectoris: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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    Zhang, Yili; Xie, Yanming; Liao, Xing; Jia, Qiulei; Chai, Yan

    2017-02-15

    Currently, many trials have been conducted to investigate the beneficial and harmful effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion for treating patients with angina pectoris. It is important to systematically and criticallyevaluate the existing literature into providing a pooled effect to examine outcomes of angina pectoris with Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to determine the clinical curative effect and safety of Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion for angina pectoris and provide clear evidence to inform clinical practice. The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and other four electronic Chinese databases were searched to identify relevant randomized controlled trials. Methodological quality and reporting quality of eligible studies was evaluated by using the Cochrane risk-of-bias tool and CONSORT for traditional Chinese medicine respectively. Meta-analysis was performed by RevMan 5.3 software. Fifty-six randomized controlled trials involving 5503 patients were included. Most of the trials were classified as having an unclear risk of bias because of poor reported methodology. The main outcomes are improvements in angina symptoms, ECG improvement and reduction of nitroglycerin use. CHD mortality or rate of CHD events was not reported in any trial. Meta-analysis showed that Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion combined with conventional treatment was better than conventional treatment alone in improving angina symptoms (RR= 1.28, 95% CI 1.24 to 1.31, p Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion combined with conventional treatments treating patient with angina pectoris. However, the results should be interpreted with caution due to the low methodological quality, the risk of publication bias, lack of important clinically relevant outcomes and inadequate reporting on adverse events of the included trials. International methodological and reporting standards

  11. Quantitative Decision Support Requires Quantitative User Guidance

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    Smith, L. A.

    2009-12-01

    Is it conceivable that models run on 2007 computer hardware could provide robust and credible probabilistic information for decision support and user guidance at the ZIP code level for sub-daily meteorological events in 2060? In 2090? Retrospectively, how informative would output from today’s models have proven in 2003? or the 1930’s? Consultancies in the United Kingdom, including the Met Office, are offering services to “future-proof” their customers from climate change. How is a US or European based user or policy maker to determine the extent to which exciting new Bayesian methods are relevant here? or when a commercial supplier is vastly overselling the insights of today’s climate science? How are policy makers and academic economists to make the closely related decisions facing them? How can we communicate deep uncertainty in the future at small length-scales without undermining the firm foundation established by climate science regarding global trends? Three distinct aspects of the communication of the uses of climate model output targeting users and policy makers, as well as other specialist adaptation scientists, are discussed. First, a brief scientific evaluation of the length and time scales at which climate model output is likely to become uninformative is provided, including a note on the applicability the latest Bayesian methodology to current state-of-the-art general circulation models output. Second, a critical evaluation of the language often employed in communication of climate model output, a language which accurately states that models are “better”, have “improved” and now “include” and “simulate” relevant meteorological processed, without clearly identifying where the current information is thought to be uninformative and misleads, both for the current climate and as a function of the state of the (each) climate simulation. And thirdly, a general approach for evaluating the relevance of quantitative climate model output

  12. Living with Angina

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    ... CRP) in your blood. Some studies suggest that high levels of CRP in the blood may increase the risk for CHD and heart attack. Your doctor also may recommend a blood test to check for low levels of hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin) in your blood. Hemoglobin ...

  13. How Is Angina Diagnosed?

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    ... CRP) in your blood. Some studies suggest that high levels of CRP in the blood may increase the risk for CHD and heart attack. Your doctor also may recommend a blood test to check for low levels of hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin) in your blood. Hemoglobin ...

  14. What Causes Angina?

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    ... CRP) in your blood. Some studies suggest that high levels of CRP in the blood may increase the risk for CHD and heart attack. Your doctor also may recommend a blood test to check for low levels of hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin) in your blood. Hemoglobin ...

  15. Extending Quantitative Easing

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    Hallett, Andrew Hughes; Fiedler, Salomon; Kooths, Stefan

    The notes in this compilation address the pros and cons associated with the extension of ECB quantitative easing programme of asset purchases. The notes have been requested by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs as an input for the February 2017 session of the Monetary Dialogue....

  16. Quantitative Decision Making.

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    Baldwin, Grover H.

    The use of quantitative decision making tools provides the decision maker with a range of alternatives among which to decide, permits acceptance and use of the optimal solution, and decreases risk. Training line administrators in the use of these tools can help school business officials obtain reliable information upon which to base district…

  17. Quantitative Management in Libraries

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    Heinritz, Fred J.

    1970-01-01

    Based on a position paper orginally presented at the Institute on Quantitative Methods in Librarianship at Ohio State University Libraries in August, 1969, this discusses some of the elements of management: motion, time and cost studies, operations research and other mathematical techniques, and data processing equipment. (Author)

  18. Critical Quantitative Inquiry in Context

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    Stage, Frances K.; Wells, Ryan S.

    2014-01-01

    This chapter briefly traces the development of the concept of critical quantitative inquiry, provides an expanded conceptualization of the tasks of critical quantitative research, offers theoretical explanation and justification for critical research using quantitative methods, and previews the work of quantitative criticalists presented in this…

  19. Does access to invasive examination and treatment influence socioeconomic differences in case fatality for patients admitted for the first time with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina?

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    Mårtensson, Solvej; Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte; Prescott, Eva

    2016-01-01

    Aims: Our aim was to investigate whether there is social inequality in access to invasive examination and treatment, and whether access explains social inequality in case fatality in a nationwide sample of patients admitted for the first time with unstable angina or non-ST-elevation myocardial in...

  20. Benefits and risks of the combination of clopidogrel and aspirin in patients undergoing surgical revascularization for non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: the Clopidogrel in Unstable angina to prevent Recurrent ischemic Events (CURE) Trial

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    Fox, Keith A. A.; Mehta, Shamir R.; Peters, Ron; Zhao, Feng; Lakkis, Nasser; Gersh, Bernard J.; Yusuf, Salim

    2004-01-01

    Antiplatelet therapy and antithrombin therapy have been demonstrated to reduce the risk of cardiac events in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome, yet all effective therapies also increase the risk of bleeding. In the Clopidogrel in Unstable angina to prevent Recurrent ischemic Events

  1. Effects of aspirin dose when used alone or in combination with clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes - Observations from the Clopidogrel in Unstable angina to prevent Recurrent Events (CURE) study

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    Peters, Ron J. G.; Mehta, Shamir R.; Fox, Keith A. A.; Zhao, Feng; Lewis, Basil S.; Kopecky, Steven L.; Diaz, Rafael; Commerford, Patrick J.; Valentin, Vicent; Yusuf, Salim

    2003-01-01

    Background-We studied the benefits and risks of adding clopidogrel to different doses of aspirin in the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods and Results-In the Clopidogrel in Unstable angina to prevent Recurrent Events (CURE) trial, 12 562 patients with ACS using

  2. Percutaneous coronary intervention with optimal medical therapy vs. optimal medical therapy alone for patients with stable angina pectoris

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    Gorenoi, Vitali

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Scientific background: Stable Angina Pectoris (AP is a main syndrome of chronic coronary artery disease (CAD, a disease with enormous epidemiological and health economic relevance. Medical therapy and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI are the most important methods used in the treatment of chronic CAD. Research questions: The evaluation addresses questions on medical efficacy, incremental cost-effectiveness as well as ethic, social and legal aspects in the use of PCI in CAD patients in comparison to optimal medical therapy alone. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted in June 2010 in the electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE etc. and was completed by a hand search. The medical analysis was initially based on systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCT and was followed by the evaluation of RCT with use of current optimal medical therapy. The results of the RCT were combined using meta-analysis. The strength and the applicability of the determined evidence were appraised. The health economic analysis was initially focused on the published studies. Additionally, a health economic modelling was performed with clinical assumptions derived from the conducted meta-analysis and economic assumptions derived from the German Diagnosis Related Groups 2011. Results: Seven systematic reviews (applicability of the evidence low and three RCT with use of optimal medical therapy (applicability of the evidence for the endpoints AP and revascularisations moderate, for further endpoints high were included in the medical analysis. The results from RCT are used as a base of the evaluation. The routine use of the PCI reduces the proportion of patients with AP attacks in the follow-up after one and after three years in comparison with optimal medical therapy alone (evidence strength moderate; however, this effect was not demonstrated in the follow-up after five years (evidence strength low. The difference in effect in the follow

  3. Percutaneous coronary intervention with optimal medical therapy vs. optimal medical therapy alone for patients with stable angina pectoris.

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    Gorenoi, Vitali; Schönermark, Matthias P; Hagen, Anja

    2011-01-01

    Stable Angina Pectoris (AP) is a main syndrome of chronic coronary artery disease (CAD), a disease with enormous epidemiological and health economic relevance. Medical therapy and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are the most important methods used in the treatment of chronic CAD. The evaluation addresses questions on medical efficacy, incremental cost-effectiveness as well as ethic, social and legal aspects in the use of PCI in CAD patients in comparison to optimal medical therapy alone. A systematic literature search was conducted in June 2010 in the electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE etc.) and was completed by a hand search. The medical analysis was initially based on systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCT) and was followed by the evaluation of RCT with use of current optimal medical therapy. The results of the RCT were combined using meta-analysis. The strength and the applicability of the determined evidence were appraised. The health economic analysis was initially focused on the published studies. Additionally, a health economic modelling was performed with clinical assumptions derived from the conducted meta-analysis and economic assumptions derived from the German Diagnosis Related Groups 2011. Seven systematic reviews (applicability of the evidence low) and three RCT with use of optimal medical therapy (applicability of the evidence for the endpoints AP and revascularisations moderate, for further endpoints high) were included in the medical analysis. The results from RCT are used as a base of the evaluation. The routine use of the PCI reduces the proportion of patients with AP attacks in the follow-up after one and after three years in comparison with optimal medical therapy alone (evidence strength moderate); however, this effect was not demonstrated in the follow-up after five years (evidence strength low). The difference in effect in the follow-up after four to five years was not found for the further investigated clinical

  4. [Epidural spinal stimulation in the treatment of refractory angina pectoris. Its clinical efficacy, complications and long-term mortality. An Italian multicenter retrospective study].

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    Romanò, M; Auriti, A; Cazzin, R; Chiarandà, G; Circo, A; De Luca, A; Di Pede, F; Fiume, D; Greco, S; Grieco, A; Mangiameli, S; Maritano, M; Mazzarino, F; Pinato, G; Raciti, S; Raviele, A; Santini, M; Zucco, F; Zuin, G

    2000-01-01

    Spinal cord stimulation has been used for many years in the treatment of refractory angina pectoris. Its anti-anginal and anti-ischemic effect has been well documented in several studies, but the long-term efficacy, safety and survival rate are not well known. The aim of this study was to carry out a retrospective analysis of a series of patients from the Italian Multicenter Registry, the data of which were collected in five centers, by means of a questionnaire. One hundred and thirty patients (83 males, 47 females, mean age 74.8 +/- 9.8 years) were submitted to spinal cord stimulator implantation for refractory angina pectoris in the period 1988-1995 and controlled during a mean follow-up of 31.4 +/- 25.9 months. A previous myocardial infarction had already occurred in 69.3% of patients, whereas in 67.6% multivessel coronary artery disease was documented. A left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction < 0.40) was present in 34% of patients; bypass surgery and coronary angioplasty were performed in 49.6% and in 27% of patients respectively. In 96.3% of cases revascularization procedures were not advisable. A complete follow-up of 116 patients (89.2%) was available. The spinal cord stimulator induced a significant reduction in NYHA functional class from 2.5 +/- 1.2 to 1.5 +/- 0.9 (p < 0.01). During the follow-up 41 patients (35.3%) died, and in 14.2% a new acute myocardial infarction developed. The total percentage of minor spinal cord stimulation-related complications was 6.8%. No major complications occurred. The annual total mortality rate was 6.5%, whereas the cardiac mortality rate was 5%. Compared to the survivors, patients who died showed a higher incidence of left ventricular dysfunction, previous myocardial infarction and bypass surgery at implantation. In our experience, spinal cord stimulation is an effective therapy in patients affected by refractory angina pectoris and who cannot undergo revascularization procedure. The complication rate is low, with

  5. Correlation of angina pectoris and perfusion decrease by collateral circulation in single-vessel coronary chronic total occlusion using myocardial perfusion single-photon emssion computed tomography

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    Cho, Sang Geon; Park, Ki Seong; Kang, Sae Ryung [Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); and others

    2016-03-15

    To evaluate the perfusion decrease in donor myocardium by collateral circulation and its correlation with angina pectoris in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) using myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (MPS). Thirty-six patients with single-vessel CTO without any other stenosis were included. All patients underwent MPS and coronary angiography (CAG) within 2 months. Total 72 donor arteries were evaluated for the grades of collaterals to the CTO artery using the Rentrop grading system on CAG. Perfusion defects and perfusion scores in donor and CTO territories were analyzed on MPS. Myocardial perfusion of donor and CTO territories were evaluated according to the presence of angina pectoris and the grades of collateral circulation. When the CTO territory was ischemic, symptomatic patients showed higher summed difference scores in the CTO territory compared to asymptomatic patients (3.5 ± 2.4 vs. 1.5 ± 0.8 for symptomatic and asymptomatic groups respectively; p = 0.034). However, when the CTO territory was nonischemic, symptomatic patients showed higher summed stress scores (SSS, 4.3 ± 2.9 vs. 1.6 ± 1.2; p = 0.032) and summed rest scores (SRS, 4.2 ± 2.5 vs. 1.5 ± 1.1; p = 0.003) in the donor territories. On the per-vessel analysis, perfusion defects in donor territories were more frequent (0 % vs. 53 % vs. 86 % for Rentrop 0, Rentrop 1–2 and Rentrop 3, respectively; p < 0.001) and showed higher SSS (0.0 ± 0.0, 1.3 ± 1.6 and 2.1 ± 1.1 for Rentrop 0, Rentrop 1–2 and Rentrop 3, respectively; p = 0.001) and SRS (0.0 ± 0.0, 1.0 ± 1.4 and 1.7 ± 1.2; p = 0.003) at higher Rentrop grades, but their patterns were variable. Angina pectoris was related to either ischemia of the myocardium beyond CTO or a perfusion decrease in the donor myocardium. The perfusion decrease in donor myocardium positively correlated with the collateral grades.

  6. Energy & Climate: Getting Quantitative

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    Wolfson, Richard

    2011-11-01

    A noted environmentalist claims that buying an SUV instead of a regular car is energetically equivalent to leaving your refrigerator door open for seven years. A fossil-fuel apologist argues that solar energy is a pie-in-the-sky dream promulgated by na"ive environmentalists, because there's nowhere near enough solar energy to meet humankind's energy demand. A group advocating shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant claims that 70% of its electrical energy is lost in transmission lines. Around the world, thousands agitate for climate action, under the numerical banner ``350.'' Neither the environmentalist, the fossil-fuel apologist, the antinuclear activists, nor most of those marching under the ``350'' banner can back up their assertions with quantitative arguments. Yet questions about energy and its environmental impacts almost always require quantitative answers. Physics can help! This poster gives some cogent examples, based on the newly published 2^nd edition of the author's textbook Energy, Environment, and Climate.

  7. Applied quantitative finance

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    Chen, Cathy; Overbeck, Ludger

    2017-01-01

    This volume provides practical solutions and introduces recent theoretical developments in risk management, pricing of credit derivatives, quantification of volatility and copula modeling. This third edition is devoted to modern risk analysis based on quantitative methods and textual analytics to meet the current challenges in banking and finance. It includes 14 new contributions and presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of cutting-edge methods and topics, such as collateralized debt obligations, the high-frequency analysis of market liquidity, and realized volatility. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 revisits important market risk issues, while Part 2 introduces novel concepts in credit risk and its management along with updated quantitative methods. The third part discusses the dynamics of risk management and includes risk analysis of energy markets and for cryptocurrencies. Digital assets, such as blockchain-based currencies, have become popular b ut are theoretically challenging...

  8. Morphology and endothelial function of microvessels in microvascular angina. With special reference to the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) before and after treatment with K{sub ATP} channel opener

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    Akao, Hironobu [Kanazawa Medical Univ., Uchinada, Ishikawa (Japan)

    2000-03-01

    In patients with microvascular angina (MVA), we studied myocardial metabolic disturbance, morphological characteristics of microvessels and the presence or absence of the expression of eNOS before and after treatment with K{sub ATP} channel opener. The study population consisted of 21 patients with MVA, and 8 patients with valvular disease and without ischemic lesions who served as the control. Myocardial metabolic disturbance was assessed by calculating the standardized uptake value (SUV) of {sup 18}FDG from glucose metabolism using nuclear imaging by {sup 18}FDG-PET, and quantitatively determining the severity of ischemia. Before treatment with K{sub ATP} channel opener, {sup 18}FDG uptake was detected in all 21 patients (100%) with MVA, by fasting {sup 18}FDG-PET during rest. After treatment, improvement at the site of uptake was detected in 19 of the 21 patients (90.5%). Before treatment, SUV of all 21 patients was 1.43{+-}0.76 and, after treatment, SUV was 0.39{+-}0.17; a statistically significant improvement (p<0.001). Histologically, the right ventricular myocardial specimens obtained by biopsy were studied for morphological changes under light and electron microscopes. In all MVA patients, histological examination revealed severe narrowing of the lumen with marked thickening of the media and swelling and proliferation of the endothelial cells in many arterioles, most of which also showed thickening of the basement membrane in all MVA patients. Many capillary vessels also showed the appearance of medial smooth muscle cells and swelling and proliferating of endothelial cells, resulting in narrowing of the lumen. This narrowing is the likely cause of ischemia. The eNOS expression in the arterioles and capillaries was immnohistochemically determined in 11 of the 21 patients. Before treatment, the eNOS expression was barely observable. After treatment, it was increased markedly to a level similar to that of the controls. In conclusion, the eNOS expression in the

  9. Efficacy of controlled-release isosorbide-5-mononitrate as adjunctive treatment to beta-blocking agents in patients with stable angina pectoris

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    Svendsen, J H; Aldershvile, J; Abildgaard, U

    1989-01-01

    Twenty-four patients with severe stable angina pectoris were included in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study to assess the efficacy of a controlled-release preparation of isosorbide-5-mononitrate (ISMN-CR) 60 mg once daily or twice daily as adjunctive treatment...... to a beta blocker. In bicycle ergometer exercise tests performed 4 h after study drug intake, total exercise time and time until 1-mm ST-depression increased significantly during both regimens as compared with placebo (p less than 0.05). However, only the 60-mg once-daily regimen was significantly better...... nitroglycerin (NTG) was studied. Exercise time after NTG remained remarkably constant throughout all study periods. Exercise time was significantly prolonged after additional NTG and independent of the dose level of ISMN-CR. This indicates that cross-tolerance to NTG was not induced during sustained treatment...

  10. Diagnostic and prognostic value of a careful symptom evaluation and high sensitive troponin in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris without prior cardiovascular disease

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    Madsen, Debbie Maria; Diederichsen, Axel C P; Hosbond, Susanne E

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Typical angina pectoris (AP) and high-sensitive troponin I (hs-TnI) are independently associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and future cardiovascular events (CVE). This study aimed to assess the individual and combined diagnostic and prognostic impact of symptoms and hs......-TnI in stable chest pain patients without prior cardiovascular disease. METHODS: During a one-year period, 487 patients with suspected stable AP underwent invasive or CT-coronary angiography (significant stenosis ≥50%). At study inclusion, a careful symptom evaluation was obtained, and patients were classified...... as having typical AP, atypical AP, or non-cardiac chest pain. Hs-TnI was measured in all patients and divided into tertiles for analysis. Follow-up was a median of 4.9 years with cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, unstable AP, ischemic stroke, coronary...

  11. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is not associated with a history of reproductive risk factors in women with angina pectoris-An iPOWER substudy.

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    Suhrs, Hannah Elena; Kristensen, Anna Meta; Rask, Anna Bay; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Frestad, Daria; Mygind, Naja Dam; Bové, Kira; Prescott, Eva

    2018-01-01

    Reproductive risk factors such as preeclampsia and recurrent miscarriages have been associated with adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. Underlying coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) may be a common denominator. We investigated whether a history of reproductive risk factors was associated with CMD in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Participants from the iPOWER study, including women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (<50% stenosis), were invited to complete an electronic survey regarding reproductive risk factors: recurrent miscarriages, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, rhesus immunity, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopausal status as well as migraine and Raynaud phenomenon. CMD was assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography with measurement of coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) during high-dose dipyridamole infusion, and analyzed in three categories with cut-off points at 2.0 and 2.5. Associations between CFVR and a history of reproductive risk factors were examined by age-adjusted trend test. The questionnaire was completed by 613 women (73% of those invited), of whom 550 had a successful CFVR measurement. There was no significant difference in baseline characteristics between participants and non-participants. Median (interquartile range (IQR)) age was 62.8 (54.8; 68.7) years, median (IQR) BMI 26.2 (23.2; 29.8) kg/m2, and 81.5% were postmenopausal. We did not find any significant associations between any of the reproductive risk factors, Raynaud's phenomenon or migraine and CFVR. The lack of association between coronary microvascular function and a history of reproductive risk factors, migraine and Raynaud's phenomenon suggests that a common vascular pathophysiological mechanism underlying these conditions is unlikely. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Diagnostic Value of Electrocardiographic T Wave Inversion in Lead aVL in Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Chronic Stable Angina

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The clinical value of T wave inversion in lead aVL in diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD remains unclear. This study aims to investigate the correlation between aVL T wave inversion and CAD in patients with chronic stable angina.Methods: Electrocardiograms (ECGs of 257 consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography were analyzed. All patients had chronic stable angina. All patients with secondary T wave inversion had been excluded (66 patients. The remaining 191 patients constituted the study population. Detailed ECG interpretation and coronary angiographic findings were conducted by experienced cardiologists.Results: T wave inversion in aVL was identified in 89 ECGs (46.8% with definite ischemic Q-ST-T changes in different leads in 97 ECGs (50.8%. Stand alone aVL T wave inversion was found in 27 ECGs (14.1% while ischemic changes in other leads with normal aVL were identified in 36 ECGs (18.8%. The incidence of CAD was 86.3%. Single, two- and multi-vessel CAD were found in 38.8%, 28.5% and 32.7% of cases respectively. The prevalence of left main, left anterior descending, left circumflex and right coronary arteries were 4.7%, 61.2%, 29.3% and 44.5%, respectively. T wave inversion in aVL was found to be the only ECG variable significantly predicting mid segment left anterior descending artery (LAD lesions (Odds Ratio 2.93, 95% Confidence Interval 1.59-5.37, p=0.001.Conclusion: This study provides new information relating to T wave inversion in lead aVL to mid segment LAD lesions. Implication of this simple finding may help in bedside diagnosis of CAD typically mid LAD lesions. However, further studies are needed to corroborate this finding.

  13. F# for quantitative finance

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    Astborg, Johan

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    To develop your confidence in F#, this tutorial will first introduce you to simpler tasks such as curve fitting. You will then advance to more complex tasks such as implementing algorithms for trading semi-automation in a practical scenario-based format.If you are a data analyst or a practitioner in quantitative finance, economics, or mathematics and wish to learn how to use F# as a functional programming language, this book is for you. You should have a basic conceptual understanding of financial concepts and models. Elementary knowledge of the .NET framework would also be helpful.

  14. Multiple yellow plaques assessed by angioscopy with quantitative colorimetry in patients with myocardial infarction.

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    Inami, Shigenobu; Ishibashi, Fumiyuki; Waxman, Sergio; Okamatsu, Kentaro; Seimiya, Koji; Takano, Masamichi; Uemura, Ryota; Sano, Junko; Mizuno, Kyoichi

    2008-03-01

    Multiple angioscopic yellow plaques are associated with diffuse atherosclerotic plaque, and may be prevalent in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), so in the present study the yellow plaques in the coronary arteries of patients with MI was evaluated using quantitative colorimetry, and compared with those of patients with stable angina (SA). In the recorded angioscopic images of 3 coronary vessels in 29 patients (15 patients with MI, 14 with SA), yellow plaques were determined as visually yellow regions with b* value >0 (yellow color intensity) measured by the quantitative colorimetric method. A total of 90 yellow plaques were identified (b* =19.35+/-8.3, 3.05-45.35). Yellow plaques were significantly more prevalent in 14 (93%) of 15 culprit lesions of MI as compared with 8 (57%) of 14 of SA (p=0.03). In non-culprit segments, yellow plaques were similarly prevalent in 13 (87%) patients with MI and 11 (79%) with SA (p=0.65). Overall, multiple (> or =2) yellow plaques were prevalent in 13 (87%) patients with MI, similar to the 10 (71%) with SA (p=0.38). The number of yellow plaques was significantly higher in patients with MI (3.8+/-1.9) than in those with SA (2.4+/-1.6, p=0.03). The present study suggests that patients with MI tend to have diffuse atherosclerotic plaque in their coronary arteries.

  15. The effect of Danshen extract on lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 levels in patients with stable angina pectoris: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - the DOLPHIN study.

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    Chen, A-Di; Wang, Chun-Ling; Qin, Yang; Tian, Liang; Chen, Li-Bin; Yuan, Xiao-Ming; Ma, Lin-Xiu; Wang, Yu-Feng; Sun, Ji-Rong; Wang, Hao-Sen; Dai, Neng

    2017-12-20

    Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), a biomarker of oxidation and inflammation, has been associated with increased coronary artery disease risk. To date, very few studies have examined the Chinese herbal drug Danshen or its extract on Lp-PLA2 in patients with stable angina pectoris. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect of Danshen extract on Lp-PLA2 level in patients with stable angina. This is a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, adaptive clinical trial. A total of 156 patients meeting the eligibility criteria will be randomly assigned to either the Danshen extract (DanshenDuofensuanyan injection and Danshen drop spill) group or the placebo group in a 1:1 ratio. Participants will then undergo treatment with DanshenDuofensuanyan injection or placebo (glucose) during hospitalization, followed by open-label Danshen drop spill (30 pills/day) in Danshen extract group for 60 days after discharge. Because this is an adaptive trial, two interim analyses are prospectively planned. These will be performed after one-third and two-thirds of the patients, respectively, have completed the trial. On the basis of the results of these interim analyses, a data monitoring committee will determine how to modify aspects of the study without undermining the validity and integrity of the trial. The primary outcome measure is the serum level of Lp-PLA2 in the Danshen extract group and the placebo group. The secondary outcomes include the proportion of patients who show a clinically significant change, which is defined as at least a 20-point improvement in angina frequency score on the Seattle Angina Questionnaire and the carotid intima-media thickness, which will be measured using ultrasound. Other secondary efficacy and safety outcomes will also be assessed. This study will provide evidence that Danshen extract is beneficial for stable angina and may establish a possible mechanism of Danshen treatment effects on cardiovascular disease. This study may

  16. Quantitative Risk Analysis

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    Helms, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-02-10

    The US energy sector is vulnerable to multiple hazards including both natural disasters and malicious attacks from an intelligent adversary. The question that utility owners, operators and regulators face is how to prioritize their investments to mitigate the risks from a hazard that can have the most impact on the asset of interest. In order to be able to understand their risk landscape and develop a prioritized mitigation strategy, they must quantify risk in a consistent way across all hazards their asset is facing. Without being able to quantitatively measure risk, it is not possible to defensibly prioritize security investments or evaluate trade-offs between security and functionality. Development of a methodology that will consistently measure and quantify risk across different hazards is needed.

  17. Quantitative Hyperspectral Reflectance Imaging

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    Ted A.G. Steemers

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Hyperspectral imaging is a non-destructive optical analysis technique that can for instance be used to obtain information from cultural heritage objects unavailable with conventional colour or multi-spectral photography. This technique can be used to distinguish and recognize materials, to enhance the visibility of faint or obscured features, to detect signs of degradation and study the effect of environmental conditions on the object. We describe the basic concept, working principles, construction and performance of a laboratory instrument specifically developed for the analysis of historical documents. The instrument measures calibrated spectral reflectance images at 70 wavelengths ranging from 365 to 1100 nm (near-ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared. By using a wavelength tunable narrow-bandwidth light-source, the light energy used to illuminate the measured object is minimal, so that any light-induced degradation can be excluded. Basic analysis of the hyperspectral data includes a qualitative comparison of the spectral images and the extraction of quantitative data such as mean spectral reflectance curves and statistical information from user-defined regions-of-interest. More sophisticated mathematical feature extraction and classification techniques can be used to map areas on the document, where different types of ink had been applied or where one ink shows various degrees of degradation. The developed quantitative hyperspectral imager is currently in use by the Nationaal Archief (National Archives of The Netherlands to study degradation effects of artificial samples and original documents, exposed in their permanent exhibition area or stored in their deposit rooms.

  18. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EFFICACY AND TOLERABILITY OF ANTIANGINAL DRUGS OF DIFFERENT GROUPS — NITROVASODILATATOR (ISOSORBIDE-5-MONONITRATE SUSTAINED RELEASE AND BETA-BLOCKER WITH VASODILATING ACTION (NEBIVOLOL — IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE ANGINA

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    S. Yu. Martsevich

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To compare the efficacy and safety of the slow-release isosorbide-5-mononitrate and of the nebivolol in patients with stable angina. Material and Methods. Patients (n=19 with ischemic heart disease (stable angina were enrolled into randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. They alternatively received nebivolol 5 mg QD or slow-release isosorbide-5-mononitrate 50 mg QD. The drug efficacy was assessed by changes in symptoms, angina attack number , sublingual nitroglycerin need, and treadmill test duration. Results. Patients treated with isosorbide-5-mononitrate shown significant increase in heart rate (HR at rest in all time check-points in comparison with patients receiving placebo. HR significantly decreased 2 hours after nebivolol intake both single one and after 30 days of treatment (p<0.001. Duration of treadmill exercise significantly increased (vs placebo 2 hours after a single intake of both isosorbide-5-mononitrate (454.3±37.1 vs 310.6±13.3 s; p <0.001 and nebivolol (428.6±33.3 vs 310.6±13.3 s; p<0.01. In one month of treatment isosorbide- 5-mononitrate and nebivolol reduced a number of angina episodes vs placebo (5.6±2.1 and 4.3±1.4, respectively , vs 8.6±2.4 episodes per month; p<0.05, the need for nitroglycerin (5.5±2.6 and 3.1±1.2, respectively , vs 6.7±2.2 sublingual tablets/month; p>0.05. No significant differences of these indicators were found between studied drugs. Conclusion. Nebivolol 5 mg daily is not inferior to slow-release isosorbide-5-mononitrate 50 mg daily in antianginal efficacy , significantly reduces HR, and much less causes headache and other side effects.

  19. Impaired myocardial fatty acid metabolism detected by {sup 123}I-BMIPP in patients with unstable angina pectoris. Comparison with perfusion imaging by {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi

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    Takeishi, Yasuchika; Sukekawa, Hiroyasu; Saito, Haruo; Nishimura, Shozo; Shibu, Takayuki; Sasaki, Yasuhiko; Tomoike, Hitonobu [Yamagata Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine

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    The present study was undertaken to determine the potential diagnostic value of {sup 123}I-BMIPP scintigraphy for the detection of altered myocardial fatty acid metabolism in patients with unstable angina. Both myocardial metabolic imaging with {sup 123}I-BMIPP and perfusion imaging with {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi were performed at rest in 28 patients with unstable angina in the pain-free state. The regional uptakes of {sup 123}I-BMIPP or {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi were scored semiquantitatively (0=normal, 4=no activity) and compared with the coronary arteriographic findings. Decreased uptakes of {sup 123}I-BMIPP were observed in 18 patients, and 11 patients had abnormal {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi images. Defect scores of {sup 123}I-BMIPP were larger than those of {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi (7.8{+-}2.1 vs. 5.2{+-}1.9, p<0.01). The sensitivity for the detection of patients with unstable angina was higher in {sup 123}I-BMIPP than in {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi (77% vs. 45%, p<0.01). The site of the decreased {sup 123}I-BMIPP uptake corresponded to the most stenotic coronary artery lesion in all patients. Fatty acid metabolic imaging with {sup 123}I-BMIPP was more sensitive for detecting myocardial ischemia than perfusion imaging with {sup 99m}Tc-sestamibi. {sup 123}I-BMIPP may be a clue to define the culprit lesion in unstable angina and be helpful to decide the best treatment and guide coronary angioplasty. (author).

  20. Quantitive DNA Fiber Mapping

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    Lu, Chun-Mei; Wang, Mei; Greulich-Bode, Karin M.; Weier, Jingly F.; Weier, Heinz-Ulli G.

    2008-01-28

    Several hybridization-based methods used to delineate single copy or repeated DNA sequences in larger genomic intervals take advantage of the increased resolution and sensitivity of free chromatin, i.e., chromatin released from interphase cell nuclei. Quantitative DNA fiber mapping (QDFM) differs from the majority of these methods in that it applies FISH to purified, clonal DNA molecules which have been bound with at least one end to a solid substrate. The DNA molecules are then stretched by the action of a receding meniscus at the water-air interface resulting in DNA molecules stretched homogeneously to about 2.3 kb/{micro}m. When non-isotopically, multicolor-labeled probes are hybridized to these stretched DNA fibers, their respective binding sites are visualized in the fluorescence microscope, their relative distance can be measured and converted into kilobase pairs (kb). The QDFM technique has found useful applications ranging from the detection and delineation of deletions or overlap between linked clones to the construction of high-resolution physical maps to studies of stalled DNA replication and transcription.

  1. Quantitative Computertomographie (QCT

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    Krestan C

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Die zentrale quantitative Computertomographie ist ein etabliertes Verfahren zur Knochendichtemessung. Die QCT kann an zentralen und peripheren Messorten durchgeführt werden, wobei die wichtigste zentrale Messregion die Lendenwirbelsäule ist. Die QCT unterscheidet sich von der DXA durch eine 3-dimensionale Messung im Vergleich zur 2-dimensionalen DXA-Untersuchung. Die T-Score-Definition der Osteoporose sollte nicht anhand von QCT-Untersuchungen verwendet werden, da ein Schwellwert von –2,5 zu einer deutlich höheren Prävalenz osteoporotischer Individuen führen würde. Stattdessen wurden Absolutwerte der Knochenmineraldichte für QCT vorgeschlagen. Die Bestimmung der Knochenmineraldichte aus Routine-CT-Untersuchungen stellt einen neuen Trend in der Osteoporosediagnostik dar. Neben der reinen Knochenmineraldichte ist die periphere QCT – und insbesondere die HR-(„high-resolution“- pQCT – in der Lage, Parameter über die trabekuläre und kortikale Knochenqualität zu bestimmen. Die Untersuchungspräzision ist für periphere QCT-Verfahren größer als für zentrale Messorte, was für Verlaufskontrollen relevant ist.

  2. Quantitative Electron Nanodiffraction.

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    Spence, John [Arizona State Univ., Mesa, AZ (United States)

    2015-01-30

    This Final report summarizes progress under this award for the final reporting period 2002 - 2013 in our development of quantitive electron nanodiffraction to materials problems, especially devoted to atomistic processes in semiconductors and electronic oxides such as the new artificial oxide multilayers, where our microdiffraction is complemented with energy-loss spectroscopy (ELNES) and aberration-corrected STEM imaging (9). The method has also been used to map out the chemical bonds in the important GaN semiconductor (1) used for solid state lighting, and to understand the effects of stacking sequence variations and interfaces in digital oxide superlattices (8). Other projects include the development of a laser-beam Zernike phase plate for cryo-electron microscopy (5) (based on the Kapitza-Dirac effect), work on reconstruction of molecular images using the scattering from many identical molecules lying in random orientations (4), a review article on space-group determination for the International Tables on Crystallography (10), the observation of energy-loss spectra with millivolt energy resolution and sub-nanometer spatial resolution from individual point defects in an alkali halide, a review article for the Centenary of X-ray Diffration (17) and the development of a new method of electron-beam lithography (12). We briefly summarize here the work on GaN, on oxide superlattice ELNES, and on lithography by STEM.

  3. Facilitação e dominância dos sintomas sôbre a dor da angina de peito e causalgia

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    Nelson Pires

    1962-09-01

    Full Text Available O autor traz à consideração clínica a "facilitação" que Sherrington apreciou nos experimentos de neurofisiologia, e que explica aspectos clínicos importantíssimos em psicologia e em neurologia visceral. Pretende o autor explicar seus casos de dor (um de causalgia no membro superior e três de angina de peito em portadores de esclerose coronária. Ora a anestesia terapêutica no gânglio estrelado, ora na cadeia ganglionar torácica simpática, ora a radioterapia, ora a psicoterapia removeram a dor "facilitada" a tal ponto que se tornara "dominante", isto é, mesmo estímulos inadequados a provocavam. Os doentes eram inválidos e recuperaram-se. A neurofisiologia moderna autoriza a interpretação dessa terapêutica: suprimiu-se - com a anestesia, com a radioterapia e com a psicoterapia - o circuito neural auto-alimentado reverberante, hiperfuncionante em todo ou em parte de seu trajeto, quer aferente ao córtex quer aferente às coronárias. O autor discute o valor clínico dos acessos anginosos apontando fatos que documentam que o acesso "ilegítimo" (psicógeno deve ter como causa a estimulação das aferências vegetativas ao córtex em qualquer ponto (ganglionar, medular ou cortical. Os acessos "legítimos", produzindo lesões transitórias ou definitivas e até morte,, devem ser explicados pela atividade das eferências vagais que executam os efetôres espásticos das coronárias. A dor é apresentada como fenômeno de "gravação neural", aprendido, memorizado e automatizado, ativado em feed-back ora nas aferências vegetativas ao córtex, ora nas eferências, mais perigosas e mortais. Debate-se a superestimada psicogenia da angina de peito.

  4. Ethnic variations in chest pain and angina in men and women: Scottish Ethnicity and Health Linkage Study of 4.65 million people.

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    Bhopal, Raj S; Bansal, Narinder; Fischbacher, Colin; Brown, Helen; Capewell, Simon

    2012-12-01

    European research on ethnic variations in cardiovascular disease has mostly examined mortality endpoints using country of birth as a proxy for ethnicity. We report on chest pain and angina by ethnic group. Retrospective cohort linking the Census 2001 for Scotland (providing 14 ethnic group categories) and hospital discharge/community and hospital deaths data. Directly age-standardized rates and rate ratios were calculated. Risk ratios were adjusted for age and then highest educational qualification of the individual using Poisson regression. Ratios were multiplied by 100 and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. The reference was the White Scottish population (100). In the results below, the 95% CI excludes 100. There was raised chest pain mortality/hospital discharge risk in Indian men (rate ratio 141.2), Other South Asian women (rate ratio 140.9), and Pakistanis (rate ratio 216.2 in men, 243.0 in women). Rate ratios were lowest in other White British (rate ratio 76.1 in men, 73.7 in women) and Chinese (rate ratio 67.6 in men, 76.7 in women). Adjustment for age and education attenuated, but did not abolish, differences in other White British (risk ratio from 73.5 to 83.5) and Pakistani (risk ratio from 209.0 to 198.2) male populations and increased them in most others, e.g. other South Asian men (from risk ratio of 128.9 to 140.1). Pakistani populations had the highest risk of angina (rate ratio 189.3 in men, 159.7 in women). Other White British (rate ratio 81.4 for men, 78.0 for women), Other White (rate ratio 89.6 men, 85.2 women), and Chinese (rate ratio 60.5 men, 67.4 women) had the lowest risk. Adjustment for education did not greatly alter these patterns. There were important ethnic variations. The results call for replication elsewhere in Europe and targeted prevention programmes and vigilant diagnosis and management by clinicians.

  5. Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Angina and Epidemiology in critically ill children (AWARE): study protocol for a prospective observational study.

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    Basu, Rajit K; Kaddourah, Ahmad; Terrell, Tara; Mottes, Theresa; Arnold, Patricia; Jacobs, Judd; Andringa, Jennifer; Goldstein, Stuart L

    2015-02-26

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with poor outcome in critically ill children. While data extracted from retrospective study of pediatric populations demonstrate a high incidence of AKI, the literature lacks focused and comprehensive multicenter studies describing AKI risk factors, epidemiology, and outcome. Additionally, very few pediatric studies have examined novel urinary biomarkers outside of the cardiopulmonary bypass population. This is a prospective observational study. We anticipate collecting data on over 5000 critically ill children admitted to 31 pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) across the world during the calendar year of 2014. Data will be collected for seven days on all children older than 90 days and younger than 25 years without baseline stage 5 chronic kidney disease, chronic renal replacement therapy, and outside of 90 days of a kidney transplant or from surgical correction of congenital heart disease. Data to be collected includes demographic information, admission diagnoses and co-morbidities, and details on fluid and vasoactive resuscitation used. The renal angina index will be calculated integrating risk factors and early changes in serum creatinine and fluid overload. On days 2-7, all hemodynamic and pertinent laboratory values will be captured focusing on AKI pertinent values. Daily calculated values will include % fluid overload, fluid corrected creatinine, and KDIGO AKI stage. Urine will be captured twice daily for biomarker analysis on Days 0-3 of admission. Biomarkers to be measured include neutrophil gelatinase lipocalin (NGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), liver-type fatty acid binding protein (l-FABP), and interleukin-18 (IL-18). The primary outcome to be quantified is incidence rate of severe AKI on Day 3 (Day 3-AKI). Prediction of Day 3-AKI by the RAI and after incorporation of biomarkers with RAI will be analyzed. The Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Angina and Epidemiology (AWARE) study

  6. Comparison between National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of stable angina: implications for clinical practice.

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    Archbold, R Andrew

    2016-01-01

    Cardiologists in the UK use clinical practice guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to aid clinical decision-making. This review compares their recommendations regarding stable angina. NICE's diagnostic algorithm changed clinical practice in the UK, with most cardiologists moving from the exercise ECG towards newer, more accurate imaging modalities such as CT and MRI for diagnostic testing in patients with a low or medium probability of coronary artery disease (CAD), and directly to invasive coronary angiography in patients with a high probability of CAD. ESC guidelines are based around stress imaging for most patient groups. Both guidelines stress the importance of optimal medical therapy for patients with stable angina. NICE recommends coronary artery bypass graft surgery to improve prognosis for patients with left main stem and/or proximal 3-vessel disease, whereas the ESC also includes proximal left anterior descending artery disease among its indications for revascularisation to improve prognosis, particularly if there is evidence of myocardial ischaemia. The relation between disease complexity and 5-year clinical outcomes after revascularisation in patients with left main stem and/or 3-vessel CAD has been integrated into ESC guidance through the use of the SYNTAX score to aid treatment selection in this group of patients. Patients with stable angina who have disease involving the proximal left anterior descending artery are less likely to undergo myocardial revascularisation if they are managed according to NICE's guidance compared with the ESC's guidance.

  7. Quantitative Luminescence Imaging System

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    Batishko, C.R.; Stahl, K.A.; Fecht, B.A.

    1992-12-31

    The goal of the MEASUREMENT OF CHEMILUMINESCENCE project is to develop and deliver a suite of imaging radiometric instruments for measuring spatial distributions of chemiluminescence. Envisioned deliverables include instruments working at the microscopic, macroscopic, and life-sized scales. Both laboratory and field portable instruments are envisioned. The project also includes development of phantoms as enclosures for the diazoluminomelanin (DALM) chemiluminescent chemistry. A suite of either phantoms in a variety of typical poses, or phantoms that could be adjusted to a variety of poses, is envisioned. These are to include small mammals (rats), mid-sized mammals (monkeys), and human body parts. A complete human phantom that can be posed is a long-term goal of the development. Taken together, the chemistry and instrumentation provide a means for imaging rf dosimetry based on chemiluminescence induced by the heat resulting from rf energy absorption. The first delivered instrument, the Quantitative Luminescence Imaging System (QLIS), resulted in a patent, and an R&D Magazine 1991 R&D 100 award, recognizing it as one of the 100 most significant technological developments of 1991. The current status of the project is that three systems have been delivered, several related studies have been conducted, two preliminary human hand phantoms have been delivered, system upgrades have been implemented, and calibrations have been maintained. Current development includes sensitivity improvements to the microscope-based system; extension of the large-scale (potentially life-sized targets) system to field portable applications; extension of the 2-D large-scale system to 3-D measurement; imminent delivery of a more refined human hand phantom and a rat phantom; rf, thermal and imaging subsystem integration; and continued calibration and upgrade support.

  8. Quantitative computed tomography

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    Adams, Judith E. [Royal Infirmary and University, Manchester (United Kingdom)], E-mail: judith.adams@manchester.ac.uk

    2009-09-15

    Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) was introduced in the mid 1970s. The technique is most commonly applied to 2D slices in the lumbar spine to measure trabecular bone mineral density (BMD; mg/cm{sup 3}). Although not as widely utilized as dual-energy X-ray absortiometry (DXA) QCT has some advantages when studying the skeleton (separate measures of cortical and trabecular BMD; measurement of volumetric, as opposed to 'areal' DXA-BMDa, so not size dependent; geometric and structural parameters obtained which contribute to bone strength). A limitation is that the World Health Organisation (WHO) definition of osteoporosis in terms of bone densitometry (T score -2.5 or below using DXA) is not applicable. QCT can be performed on conventional body CT scanners, or at peripheral sites (radius, tibia) using smaller, less expensive dedicated peripheral CT scanners (pQCT). Although the ionising radiation dose of spinal QCT is higher than for DXA, the dose compares favorably with those of other radiographic procedures (spinal radiographs) performed in patients suspected of having osteoporosis. The radiation dose from peripheral QCT scanners is negligible. Technical developments in CT (spiral multi-detector CT; improved spatial resolution) allow rapid acquisition of 3D volume images which enable QCT to be applied to the clinically important site of the proximal femur, more sophisticated analysis of cortical and trabecular bone, the imaging of trabecular structure and the application of finite element analysis (FEA). Such research studies contribute importantly to the understanding of bone growth and development, the effect of disease and treatment on the skeleton and the biomechanics of bone strength and fracture.

  9. Deterministic quantitative risk assessment development

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    Dawson, Jane; Colquhoun, Iain [PII Pipeline Solutions Business of GE Oil and Gas, Cramlington Northumberland (United Kingdom)

    2009-07-01

    Current risk assessment practice in pipeline integrity management is to use a semi-quantitative index-based or model based methodology. This approach has been found to be very flexible and provide useful results for identifying high risk areas and for prioritizing physical integrity assessments. However, as pipeline operators progressively adopt an operating strategy of continual risk reduction with a view to minimizing total expenditures within safety, environmental, and reliability constraints, the need for quantitative assessments of risk levels is becoming evident. Whereas reliability based quantitative risk assessments can be and are routinely carried out on a site-specific basis, they require significant amounts of quantitative data for the results to be meaningful. This need for detailed and reliable data tends to make these methods unwieldy for system-wide risk k assessment applications. This paper describes methods for estimating risk quantitatively through the calibration of semi-quantitative estimates to failure rates for peer pipeline systems. The methods involve the analysis of the failure rate distribution, and techniques for mapping the rate to the distribution of likelihoods available from currently available semi-quantitative programs. By applying point value probabilities to the failure rates, deterministic quantitative risk assessment (QRA) provides greater rigor and objectivity than can usually be achieved through the implementation of semi-quantitative risk assessment results. The method permits a fully quantitative approach or a mixture of QRA and semi-QRA to suit the operator's data availability and quality, and analysis needs. For example, consequence analysis can be quantitative or can address qualitative ranges for consequence categories. Likewise, failure likelihoods can be output as classical probabilities or as expected failure frequencies as required. (author)

  10. COMPARACIÓN DE ESTRATEGIAS TERAPÉUTICAS PARA EL CONTROL DE LA TENSIÓN ARTERIAL Y LA ANGINA DE PECHO EN PACIENTES CON HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL Y CARDIOPATÍA ISQUÉMICA CRÓNICA EN LA PROVINCIA DE VILLA CLARA. APÉNDICE DEL ESTUDIO INVEST / Comparison of therapeutic strategies for the control of blood pressure and angina in patients with hypertension and chronic ischemic heart disease in the province of Villa Clara. Appendix of INVEST study

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    Omaida J. López Bernal

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: The treatment of hypertension and its complications are a worldwide problem. In our country nearly 25 % of the population over 15 years old is hypertensive, and this figure nearly doubles in those over 60. This research aims to compare two treatment strategies for controlling hypertension in outpatients with chronic coronary ischemic syndrome. Method: A total of 150 patients was included, 73 were randomized to receive calcium antagonist and non-calcium antagonist respectively, as 4 patients were subsequently excluded. Each was asked to sign consent, underwent clinical examination and a 12-lead, conventional electrocardiogram. Blood pressure and episodes of angina were evaluated at 6 months and one year. All variables were entered into a database and statistical analysis was performed using Student's t and Chi square. Results: The mean age was 61,5 years. Women and white skin color were predominant. At 12 months of treatment, blood pressure normalized in more than 80 % of patients without significant differences between the two treatment strategies. Over 75 % of patients in both groups controlled the angina episodes and more than 85 % said the quality of life was good. Conclusions: Control of blood pressure and angina was achieved and there were no significant differences between the two treatment strategies.

  11. Workshop on quantitative dynamic stratigraphy

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    Cross, T.A.

    1988-04-01

    This document discusses the development of quantitative simulation models for the investigation of geologic systems. The selection of variables, model verification, evaluation, and future directions in quantitative dynamic stratigraphy (QDS) models are detailed. Interdisciplinary applications, integration, implementation, and transfer of QDS are also discussed. (FI)

  12. Mastering R for quantitative finance

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    Berlinger, Edina; Badics, Milán; Banai, Ádám; Daróczi, Gergely; Dömötör, Barbara; Gabler, Gergely; Havran, Dániel; Juhász, Péter; Margitai, István; Márkus, Balázs; Medvegyev, Péter; Molnár, Julia; Szucs, Balázs Árpád; Tuza, Ágnes; Vadász, Tamás; Váradi, Kata; Vidovics-Dancs, Ágnes

    2015-01-01

    This book is intended for those who want to learn how to use R's capabilities to build models in quantitative finance at a more advanced level. If you wish to perfectly take up the rhythm of the chapters, you need to be at an intermediate level in quantitative finance and you also need to have a reasonable knowledge of R.

  13. Protective effect of pre-infarction angina on microvascular obstruction after primary percutaneous coronary intervention is blunted in humans by cardiovascular risk factors.

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    Niccoli, Giampaolo; Scalone, Giancarla; Cosentino, Nicola; Fabretti, Alessandro; Mirizzi, Alessandro Mandurino; Gramegna, Mario; Panebianco, Mario; Roberto, Marco; Crea, Filippo

    2014-01-01

    Pre-infarction angina (PIA) has been shown to reduce the microvascular obstruction (MVO) rate in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We sought to evaluate the potential modulator role of cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) on this protective effect. Two hundred patients with STEMI were enrolled. PIA was defined as typical chest pain within the 48 h preceding STEMI onset. Angiographic MVO was defined as TIMI flow grade <2 or TIMI flow 3 with myocardial blush grade <2; electrocardiographic (ECG) MVO was defined as ST-segment elevation resolution <70%. Common CRFs were collected. In the absence of hypertension, both angiographic and ECG MVO rates were lower in patients with PIA as compared with those without, whereas, in the presence of hypertension, they were similar in both study groups (P for interaction=0.01 and P=0.014, respectively). Among nonsmokers, angiographic and ECG MVO rates were lower in patients with PIA as compared with those without, whereas within smokers, they were similar in both study groups (P for interaction=0.037 and P=0.037, respectively). In the absence of dyslipidemia, the angiographic and ECG MVO rates were lower in patients with PIA as compared with those without, whereas within dyslipidemic patients, they were similar in both study groups (P for interaction=0.012 and P=0.04, respectively). The protective effect of PIA on MVO is blunted by CRFs.

  14. Use of thrombolysis in myocardial infarction risk score to predict bleeding complications in patients with unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Numasawa, Yohei; Kohsaka, Shun; Miyata, Hiroaki; Kawamura, Akio; Noma, Shigetaka; Suzuki, Masahiro; Nakagawa, Susumu; Momiyama, Yukihiko; Takahashi, Toshiyuki; Sato, Yuji; Fukuda, Keiichi

    2013-07-01

    Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) is a prognostic score developed for managing the high risk of cardiac events immediately after unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI). In Asian populations that have a higher rate of bleeding complications, data about TIMI score are lacking. Using a Japanese multicenter registry, we investigated the impact of utilizing TIMI score in UA/NSTEMI patients, focusing on bleeding complications. The TIMI score was calculated for 587 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for UA/NSTEMI (2008-2010). They were classified into low-risk (TIMI score 0-2, N = 268, 45.6 %), intermediate-risk (TIMI score 3-4, N = 264, 45.0 %) and high-risk (TIMI score 5-7, N = 55, 9.4 %) groups; patient characteristics for each group were statistically analyzed. The patients in the higher TIMI score group were older (p TIMI score was significantly associated with requirement of blood transfusion (low-risk, moderate-risk, and high-risk groups: 1.1, 4.2, and 7.3 %, respectively; p = 0.021), and the incidence of access site bleeding (1.1, 2.7, and 5.5 %, p = 0.112). The TIMI score might aid in subjectively quantifying the risk of in-hospital complication rates such as access site bleeding.

  15. Sixty-four slice spiral CT angiography does not predict the functional relevance of coronary artery stenoses in patients with stable angina

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    Hacker, Marcus; Hack, Nicolas; Hahn, Klaus; Tiling, Reinhold [Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Munich (Germany); Jakobs, Tobias; Nikolaou, Konstantin; Becker, Christoph; Reiser, Maximilian [Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Department of Clinical Radiology, Munich (Germany); Ziegler, Franz von; Knez, Andreas [Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Department of Cardiology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich (Germany); Koenig, Andreas; Klauss, Volker [Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Department of Cardiology, Medizinische Poliklinik-Innenstadt, Munich (Germany)

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate spiral multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography using 64-slice technique in the detection of functionally relevant coronary artery stenoses (CAS). Thirty-eight patients (62{+-}11 years, 28 men) with stable angina (26 with suspected and 12 with known coronary artery disease) were investigated using 64-slice MDCT angiography and gated myocardial perfusion SPECT (gated SPECT); a subgroup of 30 patients had additional invasive coronary angiography (ICA). Stenoses with luminal narrowing of {>=}50% were defined as ''significant'' in MDCT angiography and ICA. MDCT angiography was compared with gated SPECT and the combination of gated SPECT plus ICA with respect to the detection of functionally relevant CAS. The sensitivity, specificity and negative and positive predictive values of MDCT angiography in detecting reversible perfusion defects on gated SPECT were 63%, 80%, 94% and 32%, respectively, in vessel-based analysis and 71%, 62%, 72% and 60%, respectively, in patient-based analysis. If only reversible perfusion defects on gated SPECT with CAS {>=}50% on ICA were considered, the sensitivity, specificity and negative and positive predictive values were, respectively, 85%, 79%, 98% and 33% for vessel-based analysis and 85%, 59%, 83% and 61% for patient-based analysis. Sixty-four slice MDCT angiography failed to predict the functional relevance of CAS, but had a high negative predictive value in the exclusion of functionally relevant CAS in symptomatic patients. (orig.)

  16. Role of red blood cell distribution in predicting drug-eluting stent restenosis in patients with stable angina pectoris after coronary stenting.

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    Zhao, Kai; Li, Yong-Jian; Gao, Sheng

    2015-05-01

    It has been reported that increased red blood cell distribution width (RDW) predicts adverse events in cardiovascular disease and in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. However, the role of serum RDW levels in drug-eluting stent (DES) restenosis remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the relationship between serum RDW levels and in-stent restenosis (ISR) after coronary stenting with DES in stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients. A total of 293 consecutive chronic SAP patients with coronary DES implantation were enrolled in this study. The ISR was analyzed by coronary angiography analysis at a mean follow-up of 8 months. According to whether ISR was detected, patients were divided into two groups: the ISR group (n=45) and the non-ISR group (n=247). Serum RDW was assessed both at admission and at the 8-month follow-up in all patients. Standard medication was continued throughout the investigation period. Baseline characteristics of the two groups were similar. Patients in the ISR group had significantly higher RDW levels compared with patients in the non-ISR group both at admission and at follow-up (Psmoking, RDW levels, C-reactive protein levels, stent length, and stent diameter were associated independently with ISR. Serum RDW level may independently predict ISR at both admission and follow-up in SAP patients with coronary DES implantation, which indicates that a chronic inflammatory response might be involved in the pathogenesis of ISR.

  17. Serum deoxyribonuclease I activity can be a useful diagnostic marker for the early diagnosis of unstable angina pectoris or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

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    Fujibayashi, Kousuke; Kawai, Yasuyuki; Kitayama, Michihiko; Akao, Hironubu; Ishida, Ryoko; Motoyama, Atsushi; Wakasa, Minoru; Arakawa, Kenichiro; Ueki, Misuzu; Kajinami, Kouji; Yasuda, Toshihiro

    2012-05-01

    Recently, serum deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I) activity has been highlighted as a potential diagnostic marker for transient myocardial ischemia. To evaluate whether serum DNase I activity can be a useful biomarker for diagnosing unstable angina pectoris (UAP) or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), we investigated serial changes in DNase I levels after chest pain in UAP and NSTEMI (UAP/NSTEMI) patients. Thirty-three and ten patients classified into the UAP/NSTEMI and the chest pain syndrome (CPS) group, respectively, were enrolled. The serum DNase I activity levels within 3h after chest pain and the absolute median value of percentage differences in serum DNase I activity levels from admission to 3h after hospitalization in the UAP/NSTEMI patients was significantly higher than those in the CPS patients. We evaluated the patients to show positive results for DNase I activity if the serum levels or percentage differences exceeded the corresponding cut-off values. The sensitivity and specificity of DNase I within 6h after chest pain in the UAP/NSTEMI patients without elevated levels of cardiac troponin T and the MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase were 89% and 88%, respectively. Serum DNase I activity can be a useful marker for the early diagnosis of UAP/NSTEMI after the onset of chest pain, irrespective of the evidence of myocardial injury. Copyright © 2012 Japanese College of Cardiology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Endocan: a novel biomarker associated with well-developed coronary collateral circulation in patients with stable angina and chronic total occlusion.

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    Emet, Samim; Elitok, Ali; Onur, Imran; Kocaaga, Mehmet; Bilge, Ahmet Kaya; Oflaz, Huseyin; Umman, Berrin; Oncul, Aytac; Bugra, Zehra; Adalet, Kamil; Mercanoglu, Fehmi

    2017-01-01

    Angiogenesis and arteriogenesis have a crucial role in the formation of coronary collateral vessels. It has been shown that endocan and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) are potential angiogenetic factors. We investigated the relationship between serum endocan levels and grade of coronary collaterals, and also the correlation of endocan levels with serum VCAM-1 levels. Patients with stable angina and at least one total coronary occlusion at invasive coronary angiography were included in our study. Collateral degree was graded according to Rentrop and Cohen's classification. Patients who had grade 0 or 1 collateral vessels were included in the poorly-developed collateral group, and those with grade 2 or 3 coronary collateral vessels were included in the well-developed collateral group. Serum endocan and VCAM-1 levels were significantly higher in the well-developed collateral group (436.6 ± 213.3 ng/mL vs. 216.1 ± 78.5 ng/mL, p coronary collateral development. In the event that these results are confirmed in further studies, endocan may be considered as an anti-ischemic treatment strategy in order to improve collateral development.

  19. The Time Profile of Pentraxin 3 in Patients with Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Stable Angina Pectoris Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. High levels of Pentraxin 3 (PTX3 are reported in acute myocardial infarction (AMI. Aim. To investigate circulating levels and gene expression of PTX3 in patients with AMI and stable angina pectoris (AP undergoing PCI. Methods. Ten patients with AP and 20 patients with AMI were included. Blood samples were drawn before PCI in the AP group and after 3 and 12 hours and days 1, 3, 5, 7, and 14 in both groups. Results. Circulating PTX3 levels were higher in AMI compared to AP at 3 and 12 hours (P<0.001 and P=0.003. Within the AMI group, reduction from 3 hours to all later time points was observed (all P≤0.001. Within the AP group, increase from baseline to 3 hours (P=0.022, followed by reductions thereafter (all P<0.05, was observed. PTX3 mRNA increased in the AMI group from 3 hours to days 7 and 14 in a relative manner of 62% and 73%, while a relative reduction from baseline to 3 and 12 hours of 29% and 37% was seen in the AP group. Conclusion. High circulating PTX3 levels shortly after PCI in AMI indicate that AMI itself influences PTX3 levels. PTX3 mRNA might be in response to fluctuations in circulating levels.

  20. N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels Inversely Correlated With Heart Rate Variability in Patients With Unstable Angina Pectoris.

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    Dufang, Ma; Yongcheng, Wang; Ping, Jiang; Yonghui, Yin; Xiao, Li

    2016-05-25

    We explored the relationships between heart rate variability (HRV) and levels of N-terminal Pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with unstable angina pectoris (UA).A total of 90 consecutive patients admitted levels of NT-proBNP were measured from blood samples. The cohort was divided into tertiles according to NT-proBNP levels. HRV parameters including SDNN, RMSSD, LF, HF, TP, and VLF were assessed by 24-hour Holter ECG monitoring.The median (IQR) NT-proBNP level was 177.02 (64.76, 740.70) pg/mL. Patients with SDNN levels of NT-proBNP than those with SDNN > 100 ms (P = 0.003). With increasing levels of NT-proBNP, both the 24hour monitoring HRV and night-monitoring HRV showed that SDNN and VLF gradually decreased (P levels correlated negatively with SDNN (r = -0.314, P = 0.003) and VLF (r = -0.397, P levels of NT-proBNP remained predictive of SDNN (β = -0.060, P = 0.001) and VLF (β = -0.145, P levels of NT-proBNP predict reduced HRV parameters, and the increased NT-proBNP levels combined with decreased HRV represent the degree of neurohormonal dysfunction and may be better prognostic predictors for risk stratification in UA patients.