Posts Tagged ‘atherosclerosis’

Association between air pollution and coronary artery calcification within six metropolitan areas in the USA (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution): a longitudinal cohort study

Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter less than 2·5 μm in diameter (PM 2·5 ) and traffic-related air pollutant concentrations are associated with cardiovascular risk. The disease process underlying these associations remains uncertain. We aim to assess association between long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and progression of coronary artery calcium and common carotid artery intima-media thickness.

Joel D Kaufman Prof, Sara D Adar ScD, R Graham Barr MD, Matthew Budoff Prof, Gregory L Burke Prof, Cynthia L Curl PhD, Martha L Daviglus Prof, Ana V Diez Roux Prof, Amanda J Gassett MS, David R Jacobs Prof, Richard Kronmal Prof, Timothy V Larson Prof, Ana Navas-Acien MD, Casey Olives PhD, Paul D Sampson Prof, Lianne Sheppard Prof, David S Siscovick Prof Emeritus, James H Stein Prof, Adam A Szpiro PhD and Karol E Watson Prof
Lancet, The, 2016-08-13, Volume 388, Issue 10045, Pages 696-704, Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd


Atherosclerosis brings together from all sources papers concerned with research and investigation on atherosclerosis, its complications, and related diseases, including: lipoprotein metabolism, arterial and vascular biology and disease, thrombosis, inflammation, disorders of lipid transport, diabetes and hypertension as related to atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular risk factors.

Interventional nursing perspective on seting up of a coronary rotational atherectomy service: First-year experiences and lessons learnt

Coronary Rotational Atherectomy (CRA) is a complex intervention to treat heavily calcified coronary atherosclerosis. We began performing CRA at Middlemore Hospital in August 2012. We discuss our experiences in setting up this service.

R. McIntosh, S. Graham, W. Harrison, C. Flynn, A. Escondo, P. Kay
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Prasugrel inhibits platelet stimulation of pro-inflammatory T cells in humans

T helper (CD4) cells play a central role in the development of atherosclerosis. Our prior work demonstrated an increase in platelet T-cell interactions in patients with atherosclerosis. We examined the effects of platelet T-cell interactions on T-cell phenotype, and whether these were altered by the antiplatelet agent prasugrel.

L. Johnston, A. La Flamme, P. Larsen, S. Harding
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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