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These results show for the first time that the presence of atherosclerosis in human coronary arteries specifically augments contractions to cysteinyl leukotrienes and provides an enzymatic capacity within the vessel wall in the form of infiltrating macrophages and possibly smooth muscle cells to produce leukotrienes that could contribute to the hyperreactivity of atherosclerotic vessels. Hyperreactivity of human atherosclerotic coronary arteries to LTC4 and LTD4 was unaffected by endothelium-derived mediators. Previous reports29 have shown increased responsiveness of atherosclerotic arteries to serotonin that was unaffected by the endothelium. In those studies, hyperreactivity was reported to involve an increased responsiveness of the receptor or signal transduction system that was not apparent in the receptors present in the nondiseased arteries. Our present findings provide no evidence of cysteinyl leukotriene receptors in nonatherosclerotic epicardial coronary arteries, as suggested by the ...
Objective To visualize epicardial and intramyocardial coronary blood flow by using a noninvasive echocardiography system.. Methods In five juvenile swines, coronary flow imaging was used to visualize the different segments of epicardial coronary and intramyocardial arteries. Pulsed-Doppler spectrums were recorded and analyzed. The left anterior descending artery (LAD) and intramyocardial coronary blood flow signals were recorded at baseline and during dipyridamole administration.. Results Epicardial and intramyocardial coronary arteries could be visualized by coronary flow imaging. The systolic component of coronary flow in the right coronary artery (RCA) was greater than in the LAD. The intramyocardial blood flow was characterized by persistent retrograde blood flow velocity during systole. Vasodilation with dipyridamole produced exaggerated differences in the phasic pattern of coronary blood flow in epicardial and intramyocardial vessels.. Conclusion Color Doppler coronary flow imaging ...
The present study showed that ET-1 at small and physiological concentrations (10−11 mol/L) caused significant contraction in coronary smooth muscle cells with no detectable increases in [Ca2+]i. Although some studies have shown that picomolar concentrations of ET-1 increase [Ca2+]i in cultured human coronary smooth muscle cells,42 the present data are consistent with previous reports that these small ET-1 concentrations do not significantly increase [Ca2+]i in freshly isolated porcine coronary smooth muscle cells.32 The difference in the results could be related to differences in the cell preparation or the species studied. We should note that in the present study, [Ca2+]i was measured in an area of homogeneous fluorescence 1 μm in diameter, 1 μm from the plasma membrane, and 1 μm from the nucleus. Although small concentrations of ET-1 did not cause any detectable increases in [Ca2+]i in this representative part of the cell, small concentrations of PGF2α significantly increased [Ca2+]i in ...
B129 Mouse Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells from Creative Bioarray are isolated from coronary artery of pathogen-free laboratory B129S2/SvPasCrl mice. B129 Mouse Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells are grown in T25 tissue culture flasks pre-coated with gelatin-based coating solution for 2 min and incubated in Creative Bioarray Culture Complete Growth Medium generally for 3-7 days. Cultures are then expanded. Prior to shipping, cells are detached from flasks and immediately cryo-preserved in vials. Each vial contains at least 1x10^6 cells per ml and are delivered frozen. The method we use to isolate endothelial cells was developed based on a combination of established and our proprietary methods. These cells are pre-coated with PECAM-1 antibody, following the application of magnetic pre-coated with secondary antibody ...
Studies in animals with normal coronary arteries have shown that coronary flow reserve can be predicted by angiographic measurements of arterial stenosis. Studies in man, however, suggest that even quantitative analysis of coronary angiograms cannot predict the physiologic significance of individual coronary lesions. These studies, however, were carried out in patients with either widespread, diffuse coronary artery disease or by measurement techniques that tend to underestimate maximal coronary flow reserve. To determine the relationship between coronary arterial stenosis and coronary flow reserve (CFR) in patients with discrete limited coronary atherosclerosis, we studied 50 patients with a single discrete coronary stenosis in only one or two vessels. The minimum coronary arterial cross-sectional area (mCSA), percent area stenosis (%AS), and percent diameter stenosis in the left and right anterior oblique projections were determined by the Brown/Dodge method of quantitative coronary ...
OBJECTIVE--To assess whether the extent of LDL oxidation influences its cytotoxic effects, thus contributing to its atherogenic potential. DESIGN AND SETTING--The effects of native and modified LDL on cultured human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (SMC) and endothelial cells (ECs) were investigated. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Four indices of cytotoxicity were studied: (i) chromium-51 release; (ii) 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BrDUrd) uptake; (iii) morphological appearance; and (iv) EC migration. RESULTS--(i) Minimally modified (mm) LDL (400 micrograms/ml) causes significant 51Cr release; the cytotoxic effect was significantly greater for copper oxidised (ox) LDL (400 micrograms/ml). Native LDL had no effect. (ii) BrDUrd uptake studies showed significant inhibition of cell proliferation by 100 micrograms/ml of oxLDL and to a lesser extent by mmLDL; native LDL had no effect. (iii) Morphological appearance was not altered by native LDL. Changes in cell morphology were induced by mmLDL (400 ...
Several limitations of the present study must be considered. 1) Angiographically normal patients were included in the present study. Recently developed intravascular ultrasound has been reported [33]to demonstrate intimal thickening with a three-layered appearance in the normal coronary artery in vitro. Localized atherosclerotic lesions have been confirmed in angiographically minimally diseased coronary arteries by intravascular ultrasound in patients with focal vasospasm [34]. Diffuse concentric thickening of the coronary vessel wall might be demonstrated by intravascular ultrasound in patients with diabetes mellitus or diabetic retinopathy because in the present study, coronary diameters were significantly smaller in diabetic patients than in control patients, and minimally diseased coronary arteries ,25% were demonstrated by angiography in the left circumflex or right coronary artery in 5 patients. Such differences would be resolved by intravascular ultrasound. 2) Reduced coronary flow ...
Mechanisms mediating the cardioprotective actions of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) were unknown. Here, we show in both ex vivo and in vivo models of ischemic injury that treatment with GLP-1(28-36), a neutral endopeptidase-generated (NEP-generated) metabolite of GLP-1, was as cardioprotective as GLP-1 and was abolished by scrambling its amino acid sequence. GLP-1(28-36) enters human coronary artery endothelial cells (caECs) through macropinocytosis and acts directly on mouse and human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (caSMCs) and caECs, resulting in soluble adenylyl cyclase Adcy10-dependent (sAC-dependent) increases in cAMP, activation of protein kinase A, and cytoprotection from oxidative injury. GLP-1(28-36) modulates sAC by increasing intracellular ATP levels, with accompanying cAMP accumulation lost in sAC-/- cells. We identify mitochondrial trifunctional protein-α (MTPα) as a binding partner of GLP-1(28-36) and demonstrate that the ability of GLP-1(28-36) to shift substrate ...
Mechanisms mediating the cardioprotective actions of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) were unknown. Here, we show in both ex vivo and in vivo models of ischemic injury that treatment with GLP-1(28-36), a neutral endopeptidase-generated (NEP-generated) metabolite of GLP-1, was as cardioprotective as GLP-1 and was abolished by scrambling its amino acid sequence. GLP-1(28-36) enters human coronary artery endothelial cells (caECs) through macropinocytosis and acts directly on mouse and human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (caSMCs) and caECs, resulting in soluble adenylyl cyclase Adcy10-dependent (sAC-dependent) increases in cAMP, activation of protein kinase A, and cytoprotection from oxidative injury. GLP-1(28-36) modulates sAC by increasing intracellular ATP levels, with accompanying cAMP accumulation lost in sAC-/- cells. We identify mitochondrial trifunctional protein-α (MTPα) as a binding partner of GLP-1(28-36) and demonstrate that the ability of GLP-1(28-36) to shift substrate ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Deformationally dependent fluid transport properties of porcine coronary arteries based on location in the coronary vasculature. AU - Keyes, Joseph T.. AU - Lockwood, Danielle R.. AU - Simon, Bruce R.. AU - Geest, Jonathan P.Vande. PY - 2013/1. Y1 - 2013/1. N2 - Objective: Understanding coronary artery mass transport allows researchers to better comprehend how drugs or proteins move through, and deposit into, the arterial wall. Characterizing how the convective component of transport changes based on arterial location could be useful to better understand how molecules distribute in different locations in the coronary vasculature. Methods and results: We measured the mechanical properties and wall fluid flux transport properties of de-endothelialized (similar to post-stenting or angioplasty) left anterior descending (LADC) and right (RC) porcine coronary arteries along their arterial lengths. Multiphoton microscopy was used to determine microstructural differences. Proximal LADC ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Protective effects of an indenoindole antioxidant on coronary endothelial function after long-term storage. AU - Wiklund, L.. AU - Miller, Virginia M. AU - McGregor, C. G A. AU - Sjoquist, P. O.. AU - Berggren, H.. AU - Nilsson, F.. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. N2 - Experiments were designed to evaluate function of the endothelium and smooth muscle of coronary arteries following storage of hearts in cardioplegia containing an inhibitor of lipid peroxidation (H 290/51, cis-7- metyl-9-methoxy-5,5a, 6,10b tetrahydroindeno [2,1-b] indole). Canine hearts were perfused with crystalloid cardioplegia (Plegisol, 15 ml/kg, 4°C) and left circumflex arteries were isolated and studied either immediately (group I, n=6), or after storage of the hearts at 4°C for 10 (group II, n=6) or 24 hr with (group III, n=6) or without (group IV, n=6) addition of H 290/51. The final concentration of H 290/51 was 1 μmol/L. Arteries were removed, cut into rings, and suspended in organ chambers for measurements of ...
Compared with the normal coronary arteries, significant alpha-adrenergic constriction of the stenotic coronary arteries can be induced by cardiac sympathetic nerve stimulation, resulting in the precipitation of myocardial ischemia with regional wall-motion abnormalities and net lactate production (26). In an experimental model, post-stenotic coronary vasoconstriction that was prevented by intravenous phentolamine or selective alpha2-blockade with rauwolscine in the absence as well as in the presence of acute beta-blockade was observed (26).. Under clinical conditions, sympathetic nerve activation may be induced by isometric as well as dynamic exercise, which may be involved in the narrowing of stenotic coronary arteries (4,5). This narrowing of the epicardial coronary segments can be prevented by administration of intracoronary nitroglycerin or the calcium-antagonist diltiazem, probably owing to the direct vasodilating properties of these two agents.. The precise mechanism responsible for ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Enhancement of potassium induced relaxation of isolated coronary artery smooth muscle by adenosine. AU - Foley, D. H.. AU - Mason, D. T.. AU - Amsterdam, Ezra A. PY - 1975. Y1 - 1975. N2 - Local regulation of coronary blood flow may involve an interplay of the vasoactive properties of several metabolic factors. To evaluate the effect of adenosine (Ado) on K+ induced relaxation of vascular smooth muscle, helical strips of cat coronary arteries, suspended in an organ bath of Krebs solution (37° C, 95% O2 and 5% CO2), were studied during isometric contraction stimulated by acetylcholine (ACh). From a baseline concentration of 3.0 mM, a small increment in [K+] of 2 mM induced a 16.0 ± 2.7% relaxation of tension from the initial level. However, in the presence of Ado, which induced a 20.4 ± 3.0% relaxation of 29.7 ± 4.6%. The latter was significantly greater (P , 0.005) than the response in the absence of Ado. Similarly, a 4 mM [K+] increment elicited a 14.9 ± 3.0% relaxation ...
Recent evidence suggests that higher restenosis rate is observed after coronary angioplasty of an infarct-related artery. Furthermore, angiographic restenosis seems associated with a deterioration of left ventricular function at follow-up. The aim of this study was to assess the acute results and angiographic restenosis following coronary artery stenting of infarct-related (Group 1) and non infarct-related coronary arteries (Group 2). We retrospectively analyzed the results of 381 consecutive patients treated with Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent implantation between May 1992 and January 1996. Stenting of the infarct-related artery was performed in 154 patients (Group 1), while 227 patients (Group 2) received stenting of the non infarct-related artery. Both groups had similar age, gender, clinical conditions and coronary angiographic pattern. There were no significant differences between groups, concerning type of stented coronary vessel (left anterior descending-LAD 52.4% vs non-LAD 47.6%, Group 1, ...
Olivey H.E., Svensson E.C.. The establishment of the coronary circulation is critical for the development of the embryonic heart. Over the last several years, there has been tremendous progress in elucidating the pathways that control coronary development. Interestingly, many of the pathways that regulate the development of the coronary vasculature are distinct from those governing vasculogenesis in the rest of the embryo. It is becoming increasingly clear that coronary development depends on a complex communication between the epicardium, the subepicardial mesenchyme, and the myocardium mediated in part by secreted growth factors. This communication coordinates the growth of the myocardium with the formation of the coronary vasculature. This review summarizes our present understanding of the role of these growth factors in the regulation of coronary development. Continued progress in this field holds the potential to lead to novel therapeutics for the treatment of patients with coronary artery ...
A coronary arterial fistula is a connection between 1 or more of the coronary arteries and a cardiac chamber or great vessel. This is a rare defect and usually occurs in isolation (1). We report a case of coronary arterial fistula with adjacent atherosclerotic plaque treated with a covered stent in a patient with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. This 59-year-old man had a medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and experienced severe chest tightness. A high serum troponin I level of 3.219 ng/ml was noted, and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction was diagnosed. Coronary angiography showed 3 coronary arterial fistulae at the left main coronary artery proximal and mid left anterior descending coronary artery (Figure 1A). The stenotic lesion with haziness was noted at the mid left anterior descending coronary artery, and the biggest coronary arterial fistula stood aside (Figure 1B, Online Video 1). An intravascular ultrasound study showed severe stenosis with ...
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A number of studies have asserted that moderate drinking has a positive benefit on cardiovascular health. Now, scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered how alcohol consumption can help to prevent heart disease. The research, published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, studied the effects of moderate amounts of alcohol in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells and in the carotid arteries of mice [1]. In both cases, regular, limited amounts of alcohol inhibited a protein called Notch 1 and prevented the buildup of smooth muscle cells in blood vessels that leads to the narrowing of the arteries and can put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke.. ...
Coronary artery disease: A major cause of illness and death, coronary artery disease (CAD) begins when hard cholesterol substances (plaques) are deposited within a coronary artery. (The coronary arteries arise from the aorta adjacent to the heart and supply the heart muscle with blood that is rich in oxygen. They are called the coronary arteries because they encircle the heart in the manner of a crown.) The plaques in the coronary arteries can cause a tiny clot to form which can obstruct the flow of blood to the heart muscle producing symptoms and signs of CAD that may include: Chest pain (angina pectoris) from inadequate blood flow to the heart; Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction), from the sudden total blockage of a coronary artery; or Sudden death, due to a fatal disturbance of the heart rhythm. Common Misspellings: coronary artery diease, coronary artery desease ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Role of potassium channels in coronary vasodilation. AU - Dick, Gregory M.. AU - Tune, Johnathan D.. PY - 2010/1/1. Y1 - 2010/1/1. N2 - K+ channels in coronary arterial smooth muscle cells (CASMC) determine the resting membrane potential (Em) and serve as targets of endogenous and therapeutic vasodilators. Em in CASMC is in the voltage range for activation of L-type Ca2+ channels; therefore, when K+ channel activity changes, Ca2+ influx and arterial tone change. This is why both Ca2+ channel blockers and K+ channel openers have such profound effects on coronary blood flow; the former directly inhibits Ca2+ influx through L-type Ca2+ channels, while the latter indirectly inhibits Ca2+influx by hyperpolarizing Em and reducing Ca2+ channel activity. K+ channels in CASMC play important roles in vasodilation to endothelial, ischemic and metabolic stimuli. The purpose of this article is to review the types of K+ channels expressed in CASMC, discuss the regulation of their activity by ...
2016 International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of various degrees of percentage stenosis on hemodynamic parameters during the hyperemic flow condition. 3D patient-specific coronary artery models were generated based on the CT scan data using MIMICS-18. Numerical simulation was performed for normal and stenosed coronary artery models of 70, 80 and 90% AS (area stenosis). Pressure, velocity, wall shear stress and fractional flow reserve (FFR) were measured and compared with the normal coronary artery model during the cardiac cycle. The results show that, as the percentage AS increase, the pressure drop increases as compared with the normal coronary artery model. Considerable elevation of velocity was observed as the percentage AS increases. The results also demonstrate a recirculation zone immediate after the stenosis which could lead to further progression of stenosis in the flow-disturbed area. Highest wall shear stress ...
Both the right and left coronary artery ostia arise from their respective aortic sinuses. Both ostia are located more than half the distance between the sinotubular junction and aortic valve annulus (Fig. 2-1). The left main coronary artery originates with an elliptic ostium measuring approximately 3.2 ± 1.1 mm × 4.7 ± 1.2 mm.2 This coronary artery continues at an acute angle and travels parallel to the aortic sinus wall, coursing between the pulmonary artery and the left atrium in the region of the left atrial appendage. The length of the left main artery ranges from 0 mm ("double-barrel ostium") to 20 mm. However, in most cases, the length of the left main coronary artery is between 6 and 15 mm, with an average diameter ranging from 3 to 6 mm.3 In two-thirds of cases, the left main coronary artery bifurcates into the left anterior descending (LAD) and circumflex arteries (Fig. 2-2); in one-third of cases, it trifurcates into the LAD artery, the circumflex artery, and a ramus intermedius ...
1. The consequences of the reduced production of nitric oxide (NO) by cells from regenerated endothelium were investigated by measuring membrane potential of smooth muscle cells (SMCs), isometric tension and cyclic nucleotides content in porcine coronary arteries with intimal thickening, four weeks following angioplasty. 2. Under basal conditions, SMCs of coronary arteries with regenerated endothelium were depolarized by 10 mV. This depolarization was associated with 82% decreased level of cGMP without alteration in cAMP. 3. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 1 μM) repolarized SMCs of the previously denuded coronary arteries. This repolarization was abolished by 1H-[1,2,4]-oxadiazolo[4,3-a]quinoxalin-1-one (ODQ, 10 μM) and not suppressed by glibenclamide (10 μM), iberiotoxin (IbTX, 100 nM) and the combination of charybdotoxin (ChTX, 40 nM) plus apamin (100 nM). 4. Four-aminopyridine (4-AP, 1-5 mM) generated spontaneous rhythmic activities only in coronary arteries with regenerated endothelium which ...
The two main coronary arteries are the left main and right coronary arteries. The left main coronary artery (LMCA), which divides into the left anterior descending artery and the circumflex branch, supplies blood to the left ventricle and left atrium. The right coronary artery (RCA), which divides into the right posterior descending and acute marginal arteries, supplies blood to the right ventricle, right atrium, sinoatrial node (cluster of cells in the right atrial wall that regulates the hearts rhythmic rate), and atrioventricular node (AV node, a cluster of cells between the atria and ventricles that regulate the electrical current).. Additional arteries branch off the left main coronary artery to supply the left side of the heart muscle with blood. These include the following:. ...
The two main coronary arteries are the left main and right coronary arteries. The left main coronary artery (LMCA), which divides into the left anterior descending artery and the circumflex branch, supplies blood to the left ventricle and left atrium. The right coronary artery (RCA), which divides into the right posterior descending and acute marginal arteries, supplies blood to the right ventricle, right atrium, sinoatrial node (cluster of cells in the right atrial wall that regulates the hearts rhythmic rate), and atrioventricular node (AV node, a cluster of cells between the atria and ventricles that regulate the electrical current).. Additional arteries branch off the left main coronary artery to supply the left side of the heart muscle with blood. These include the following:. ...
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The current in vitro studies demonstrate an enhanced vasoconstrictor response of small coronary arteries to ET-1 and S6c in pigs with experimental hypercholesterolemia. This response is mediated mainly through the ETB receptor. These alterations in the coronary responsiveness occurred in the setting of long-term elevation of circulating ET-1. These studies support a role for both the ETA and ETB receptors in the regulation of coronary tone in the presence and absence of hypercholesterolemia.. Seo and colleagues12 previously demonstrated that the contractile response of porcine epicardial arteries to endothelins is biphasic; the first phase attained at low concentrations is primarily mediated by the endothelin ETB receptor, whereas both endothelin receptors mediate contraction in the latter, more pronounced phase attained at high concentrations. Takase and colleagues32 found similar results in noncoronary resistance vessels. The current studies extend these previous observations and demonstrate ...
I read with interest the manuscript by Ortiz-Pérez et al. (1) regarding the concordance between the 17-segment American Heart Association model (2) and coronary arterial anatomy using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. In 93 subjects with an acute coronary syndrome, the investigators report a moderately good agreement between the actual and model-predicted coronary artery distribution and suggest that the inferior apical, lateral apical, and mid anterolateral segments are most commonly supplied by the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), contrary to what the model predicts.. In a previous study assessing the accuracy of a 17-segment model widely used in the nuclear cardiology literature, we projected the actual coronary artery anatomy of 135 patients undergoing coronary angiography onto the 17-segment model (3). We found that in general the model-predicted coronary anatomy was appropriate. There was only 1 segment (the apical lateral) in which the model-predicted ...
1. The electrical stimulation model of thrombus formation was tested on rabbit carotid artery and Actapted to sheep left circumflex coronary artery (LCCA). 2. LCCA blood flow, mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and ECG were monitored continuously and arterial and coronary venous blood samples were taken for radioimmunoassay of thromboxane B2. 3. Stimulation of the LCCA mimicked acute myocardial infarction; reduction in LCCA blood flow preceded a fall in MAP and appearance of ECG abnormalities. 4. Thromboxane B2 levels rose by 126% 35min after stimulation. 5. These findings support the proposal by other authors that thromboxane plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute myocardial infarction ...
Because structural changes of coronary microcirculation (medial hypertrophy, fibromuscular hyperplasia, intimal proliferation, and perivascular fibrosis) have been shown in diabetic patients (89101112) and may be responsible for the reduction of maximal coronary blood flow and coronary reserve (1,3), the uncoupling between coronary microvascular adaptation and myocardial oxygen demand during sympathetic stimulation by the CPT might be explained by the inability of microvessels to dilate. Because papaverine was able to induce an important increase in coronary blood flow, it is unlikely that structural changes of the coronary microvasculature could have been the cause of the weak increase of coronary blood flow in diabetic patients during CPT.. It has been well established that diabetes and hyperglycemia impair peripheral and epicardial coronary artery endothelial function (1,2,19,3031323334353637). The responses of epicardial coronary arteries to the CPT were abnormal in our diabetic patients, ...
ACC 2017, 3/30/2017 - Poor Outcomes for Bioresorbable Stents in Small Coronary Arteries WATCH VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Comparable to Xience at Two Years, With Concerns Stephen Ellis, M.D., professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, discusses the two year outcomes of the ABSORB III trial of Absorb vs. Xience.…
The principal findings of the present study can be summarized as follows: 1) the vessel phantom study found that intraluminal attenuation declined as vessel diameter decreased even though all vessels were filled with the same concentration of contrast media without any active flow; 2) according to the animal study, even in vivo, the peak attenuation of distal small coronary arteries did not reach that of larger arteries; and 3) in the clinical study, TAG showed significant correlation with the diameter gradient, implying that TAG may be a secondary result of decreased intraluminal attenuation because of decreased diameter.. Our study showed that the diameter of the vessel affected intraluminal attenuation. Particularly when the diameter was small, intracoronary luminal attenuation was more greatly affected. For example, in the 2-mm coronary artery model of our phantom study, we observed approximately one-half of the CT number compared with that of the 5-mm coronary artery even though both ...
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicines 57th Annual Meeting is challenging the typical paradigm used to determine whether heart patients will benefit from invasive procedures like stent-placement or open-heart surgery. Current medical practice favors treating patients with coronary atherosclerosis (or hardening of the artery walls due to plaque build-up) with such procedures if a coronary artery is shown to be blocked by 70 percent or more in order to reduce symptoms and potentially prevent heart attack. However, a group of cardiac investigators are now finding that in addition to the degree of blockage, composition of the plaque causing the blockage also has significant impact on coronary artery blood flow. This may help explain why two people with similarly blocked coronary arteries can experience vastly different symptoms - ScienceDaily ...
The Coronary system is responsible for the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle itself. The system originates from the Aorta, and the main Coronary arteries are: Left Main )LM), Left Anterior Descending )LAD), Circumflex (CX) and Right Coronary Artery (RCA).. Different arteries supply blood to different areas of the heart.. The coronary system is more strongly exposed to the development of Atherosclerosis compared with other arterial systems and this fact explains the enormous incidence of Ischemic heart disease.. ...
INTRODUCTION The course and distribution of the coronary arteries of laboratory animals1, 7, 9, 10, 25, 32, domestic mammals25, 34, and birds20 are well known. The coronary arteries of the dormouse29, ordinary mice17 and rodents that have anomalous hearts19 have also been investigated. However, in these studies the authors investigated abnormalites of the origin of the main coronary arteries and used different methods. In this study, we aimed to reveal the conformation and branching of the coronary arteries in Swiss albino mice subgrossly. The mouse is a model that has been widely used to study several aspects of the cardiovascular system: embryology, physiology18, the molecular determinants of coronary arteries6, 33, the control of arteriosclerosis18, 31, and the mechanism of ischaemia-reperfusion23, 30. This opportunity prompted us to study the anatomy of the coronary arteries in the hope that our findings would be useful for clinical studies with similar anatomical settings. MATERIALS AND ...
The patients medical history included an acute myocardial infarction followed by elective coronary angiography revealing the following multivessel disease: anterior interventricular branch stenosis up to 75% in the proximal one-third; circumflex artery stenosis up to 90% in the medium one-third; obtuse marginal branch stenosis up to 65% in the proximal one-third; right coronary artery occlusion in the median one- ...
IN 1947, Eckenhoff et al. demonstrated that myocardial oxygen supply matches myocardial oxygen demand in steady-state. [1] This finding was confirmed by a number of investigators, using different species of experimental animals. [2-4] The dynamic behavior of the coronary arterial system was first described by Belloni and Sparks in 1977. [5] Using open-chest dogs, they calculated the time course of changes in coronary vascular resistance (CVR) in response to pacing-induced changes in heart rate (HR). Using dogs and goats, Dankelman et al. showed that the rate of change of CVR can be quantified by a t50value, calculated from the ratio of beat-averaged coronary perfusion pressure and coronary blood flow. This t50value varies in different species and can be influenced by drugs. [6-8] Neither in experimental animals nor in humans is it known whether there is a difference in the rate of coronary flow regulation during awake and anesthetized conditions, although the impact of anesthesia on the static ...
www.MOLUNA.de Coronary Vasculature [4212655] - This book surveys coronary vasculature from its embryonic origins through postnatal growth, adulthood and senescence, with chapters on normal coronary development, anomalies, adaptations to exercise training, aging, hypoxia, myocardial ischemia and more.Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. The high metabolism and
Aim: Evaluation of eNOS mRNA level in the endothelium of human coronary arteries upon opioids treatment (mediators of ischaemic preconditioning) and after incubation with proinflammatory cytokines (stress stimuli). Methods: Different concentrations of β-endorphin, endomorphin-1 and endomorphin-2 (alone or in combination with the opioid receptor blocker naloxone) as well as different concentrations of cytokines alone (IL-1β, TNF-α) or in combination were applied to in vitro cultured human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC). After 24 hrs incubation, the cells were harvested, mRNA extracted and relative quantification of eNOS mRNA was conducted using real-time PCR. ...
The majority of the acute coronary events are caused by coronary artery segments with minimal luminal disease, but with potentially significant vascular wall inflammation and oxidative stress leading to plaque vulnerability. It has become apparent that an initial injury at the endothelial surface, is the primary site of the mechanisms involved and a role for vascular inflammation and the interaction with oxidative stress continues to emerge. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is a novel biomarker for vascular wall inflammation that circulates in the blood bound to both low density (LDL) and high density (HDL) lipoprotein and promotes vascular inflammation. Circulating levels of Lp-PLA2 mass and activity are an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. Recent studies, demonstrating that Lp-PLA2 is also associated with coronary endothelial dysfunction. However, the relationship between Lp-PLA2 and early atherosclerotic changes in the coronary arteries, and the contribution ...
Engineering of non-toxic nanoparticles for tissue-specific targeting has gained widespread attention this decade. Liposomes were one of the earliest classes of engineered nanoparticles to be utilized for the purpose of delivering drugs within the human body. While many have successfully designed and tested such
The vascular system consists of networks of blood and lymphatic vessels that interact with their target tissues in intricate and often surprising ways. The Majesky Laboratory uses molecular biological and developmental genetic approaches to address fundamental questions in development and differentiation of blood vessels.. We currently have two major areas of research focus. One concerns the molecular mechanisms that control formation and differentiation of coronary vessels during heart development. The other is on vascular stem and progenitor cells that reside in the adventitial layer of artery wall.. Developmental fate mapping studies show that progenitor cells in the proepicardium (PE) give rise to coronary vessels. Formation of coronary vessels occurs by an epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of epicardial cells followed by vasculogenesis in the subepicardial space, assembly and remodeling of a primitive coronary plexus, and investment by pericytes and coronary smooth muscle cells ...
A coronary angiogram is a test that uses x-ray imaging and contrast dye to view the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that deliver blood to the muscle of the heart.. During this procedure, a guidewire is carefully inserted into the femoral artery through a small incision in the patients upper thigh. This wire is then guided up into the heart.A long, thin, tube with a specialized tip, called a cardiac catheter, is then inserted along the guidewire into the heart . The guidewire is removed and then the catheter is positioned in the opening of a coronary artery. While x-ray images are taken, contrast dye is injected into the coronary artery. Blockages in the artery show up as areas of narrowing.. If the coronary arteries are blocked, an angioplasty or stenting may be performed to open the narrowed arteries. The catheter is removed from the body when the procedure is finished.. ...
The right coronary artery is one of several major vessels that provide blood to the heart. The right coronary artery splits into the acute marginal arteries and the right posterior coronary artery . Other arteries that are derived from the right and left artery include the left anterior descending artery
Mediators of Inflammation is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research and review articles on all types of inflammatory mediators, including cytokines, histamine, bradykinin, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, PAF, biological response modifiers and the family of cell adhesion-promoting molecules.
The purpose of this thesis has been to validate the in-vitro heart simulation model of the coronary arteries called Flowlab, identify limitations and potential problems, and to offer suggestions for improvement. Flowlab emulates arterial characteristics such as pressure and flow, providing a simulation environment with the ability to measure the volumetric coronary blood flow and arterial blood pressure. Compared to current simulation systems, this will give a better understanding of both position and severity of the cardiovascular disease, and also provide essential information regarding the hemodynamics in the coronary arteries.. To understand the fluid dynamics of the coronary system and gain a deeper understanding of the arterial function and physiology, the first phase of this thesis will focus on gathering information regarding the anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics of the coronary arteries. This will also be done to provide the Flowlab construction with appropriate measurements for the ...
Today was a really great day. I think the coronary vessels lab that we did this morning was one of the best seminars we have had all year so far, if not the best. We were broken up into our PBL groups, and we went through four different stations. Some of them were more of a question-and-answer kind of format, while the last one involved us getting to see a cardiac catheterization. It was seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my entire life. We all had to put on these really heavy lead aprons to avoid exposure to the contrast agent, and then we filed into the OR to watch the procedure. When the contrast agent was injected, we were able to watch on the screen as it went through the coronary arteries. We were also able to determine that the patient has a right-dominant heart (meaning that her right coronary artery is the one that perfuses the back part of her heart). This is the most common arrangement in humans; most of us are right-hearters. We also got to see the catheters that ...
Coronary heart disease is also called coronary artery disease. It is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Coronary heart disease is when the innermost layer of the coronary arteries becomes inflamed and narrowed. This is caused by a buildup of fatty deposits called plaque. These deposits may start in childhood and continue to thicken and enlarge throughout the life span. This thickening is called atherosclerosis. It can cut or block blood flow to the heart. A blood clot may also form on top of the plaque. Either of these can lead to a heart attack and even death. The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Like all other tissues in the body, the heart muscle needs oxygen-rich blood to work, and oxygen-depleted blood must be carried away. The coronary arteries run along the outside of the heart. They have small branches that supply blood to the heart muscle. The 2 main coronary arteries are the left main and right coronary arteries. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Malondialdehyde mediates oxidized LDL-induced coronary toxicity through the Akt-FGF2 pathway via DNA methylation. AU - Yang, Tzu Ching. AU - Chen, Yi Jie. AU - Chang, Shwu Fen. AU - Chen, Chu Huang. AU - Chang, Po Yuan. AU - Lu, Shao Chun. PY - 2014/2/3. Y1 - 2014/2/3. N2 - Background: Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) is involved in the development of atherosclerotic heart disease through a mechanism that is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the role of malondialdehyde (MDA), an important oxidative stress epitope of oxLDL, in mediating coronary endothelial cytotoxicity. Results: Human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) were treated with oxLDL in the presence or absence of antibody against MDA (anti-MDA) or apoB100 (anti-apoB100). In HCAECs treated with oxLDL (100 μg/ml) alone, DNA synthesis, cell viability, and expression of prosurvival fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) were significantly reduced (P ,0.01 vs phosphate buffered saline-treated cells). These inhibitory ...
Coronary blood flow closely matches to metabolic demands of heart and myocardial oxygen consumption and is conditioned by function of coronary resistance vessels. The microvascular endothelium of coronary resistance vessels is exposed to a spatially
article{termeer-2008-vis, title = Visualization of Myocardial Perfusion Derived from Coronary Anatomy, author = Maurice Termeer and Javier Oliv\{a}n Besc\{o}s and Marcel Breeuwer and Anna Vilanova and Frans Gerritsen and Meister Eduard Gr\{o}ller and Eike Nagel, year = 2008, abstract = Visually assessing the effect of the coronary artery anatomy on the perfusion of the heart muscle in patients with coronary artery disease remains a challenging task. We explore the feasibility of visualizing this effect on perfusion using a numerical approach. We perform a computational simulation of the way blood is perfused throughout the myocardium purely based on information from a three-dimensional anatomical tomographic scan. The results are subsequently visualized using both three-dimensional visualizations and bulls eye plots, partially inspired by approaches currently common in medical practice. Our approach results in a comprehensive visualization of the coronary anatomy that compares well to ...
Choice of coronary artery stenosis,1 what is a coronary artery?Coronary artery is the artery supplying blood to the heart. As a result of coronary heart disease caused by cor
Estrogens are highly effective both prophylactically and therapeutically against cholesterol-induced coronary atherogenesis in cockerels. The relative immunity of premenopausal women to coronary sclerosis may be related to the presence of these ovarian hormones. Therefore, estrogens may be useful in the treatment of human coronary atherosclerosis. With this object in mind, the elimination of the feminizing effects of estrogens would be highly desirable. The present experiments prove that concomitant exhibition of androgens and estrogens maintain masculine sex characteristics without interfering with the beneficent effect of estrogens on the coronary arteries in cockerels.. ...
Increased sized coronary anatomy depicting the cardiac veins and coronary arteries extending around the exterior of the heart. These arteries and veins circulate blood to and from the muscles of the heart. This Coronary Arteries and Cardiac Veins Model is manufactured by GPI and sold by GTSimulators.
Intra-atrial course of the right coronary artery is an uncommon anatomic variation in the course of the right coronary artery, usually involving the mid and distal segments, where the vessel partially or completely courses through the right atria...
Guidelines are available for nomenclature of coronary artery segments, used in coronary artery catheterization and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction flow (TIMI flow). The TIMI flow is expressed as grade 0, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3, from lowest flow (or severest lesion) to highest flow. |
Guidelines are available for nomenclature of coronary artery segments, used in coronary artery catheterization and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction flow (TIMI flow). The TIMI flow is expressed as grade 0, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3, from lowest flow (or severest lesion) to highest flow. |
If the central part (lumen) becomes blocked the heart would receive less nutrients and less oxygen. This blockage could be a partial blockage which reduces blood flow. A patient suffering from this will suffer from this is experience Angina (heart pain). A serious version of this would be where the coronary artery will completely blocked which is called Myocardial Infarction. If the coronary artery is blocked than all the heart cells supplied by the coronary artery will be deprived or oxygen and nutrients. The cells in that part will begin to die and this is what is better known as a heart attack; when severe this can lead to death. Coronary bypass is where the surgeon re-route the blockage using a extra blood vessel ...
If I had a cure for coronary disease, what would it look like? What would constitute cure? Would you recognize it if I showed it to you?. In the strictest sense, "cure" means an absolute elimination of any sign of coronary plaque, as well as elimination of any and all dangers associated with coronary disease. It would also mean elimination of the factors that created coronary atherosclerotic plaque in the first place.. In a more practical sense, you could argue that "cure" means a reduction of the amount of material that constitute coronary disease along with a dramatic reduction of the associated risks (i.e., heart attack).. You might call this second, more lax definition "regression" or "reversal".. Is "cure" in the strictest sense possible? No, not to my knowledge in 2006. Yes, there are many (kooks) who claim this is possible, but theres no objective evidence of this occurring.. Regression, or reversal, however, is indeed possible. In fact, Ive seen it countless times following the ...
Coronary heart Disease in Women Heart illness is not just a mans issue since women can get it. In the United States, coronary heart attack is the primary trigger of most fatalities between ladies opposite to well-known belief that breast cancer is the variety one particular cause of death in women. Coronary heart disease is also the major lead to of disability in women. In fact, practically twice as many ladies residing in the United States die of stroke, coronary heart assaults and other varieties of cardiovascular conditions than the amount of fatalities in ladies triggered by breast cancer.. The blockage or narrowing of the coronary arteries is the widespread trigger of heart assaults. This is also referred to as coronary heart disease. Considering that the coronary arteries are blocked, the coronary heart can not effectively pump blood, triggering absence of blood offer and oxygen. This sort of coronary heart condition happens gradually more than time. Coronary illness is the principal ...
Clinical trial for Coronary Artery Disease | Coronary heart disease , PIONEER III Trial to Assess Safety and Efficacy of the BuMA Supreme Drug Coated Coronary Stent in Patients With Coronary Disease
The new nonobstructive in vivo IV MR coil has significantly improved the resolution obtained over conventional surface phased-array coil imaging. This improvement allows the accurate detection and characterization discrimination of aortic atherosclerotic lesions in this experimental model. Given the critical role of atherosclerotic plaque composition in lesion vulnerability and subsequent thrombogenicity, the availability of an imaging device able to clearly define plaque composition would have significant clinical implications. Catheter-based imaging techniques may be required to allow adequate resolution for the accurate quantification and characterization of human coronary atherosclerotic lesions. In this regard, the possibility of acquiring images without totally occluding the arterial lumen facilitates the use of this type of device for the imaging of human coronary arteries. We have shown that a nonobstructive IV MR receive coil is able to improve the resolution obtained with surface coil ...
NISHIMURA Yuki , NITTO Takeaki , INOUE Teruo , NODE Koichi Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society 72(3), 469-475, 2008-02-20 J-STAGE 医中誌Web 参考文献36件 被引用文献1件 ...
The coronary artery stenosis occurs due to the atherosclerosis that takes place in epicardial coronary arteries. The Atherosclerotic plaques affect the blood flow also narrow down that coronary artery lumen. The decrease in the coronary artery may give symptoms or not. It could occur during rest or while involving in any physical activity. This heart Read more ...
The coronary artery stenosis occurs due to the atherosclerosis that takes place in epicardial coronary arteries. The Atherosclerotic plaques affect the blood flow also narrow down that coronary artery lumen. The decrease in the coronary artery may give symptoms or not. It could occur during rest or while involving in any physical activity. This heart Read more ...
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... An anterior view of the heart shows the right coronary artery and the anterior descending branch of the left coronary
Narrowing of the main valve which controls blood leaving the heart leads to a marked increase in death. To overcome this narrowing the heart muscle thickens abnormally and contracts more vigorously. However, in doing so, blood flow patterns to the heart muscle change through mechanisms which are incompletely understood. New technology allows such heart valve blockages to be fixed using balloons and metal stents inserted through tubes placed in arteries in the leg. Using sensors placed in these tubes it is possible to make detailed measurements of coronary flow and pressure, and apply new mathematical techniques to allow a better understanding of the detrimental effects that aortic stenosis has on coronary flow, before and after valve surgery ...
The ATCC collection includes cell lines derived from normal bovine pulmonary artery, as well as primary coronary artery smooth muscle cells from human.
The presence of stenotic lesions in multiple arteries can lead to a condition called "vascular steal." This occurs when dilation of one vascular network (e.g., during exercise or vasodilator therapy) "steals" blood flow from another region within the organ that is already maximally dilated because of the presence of proximal lesions.. Coronary steal phenomenon refers to the phenomenon in which small vessel dilation and an increase in flow to an area already well-perfused myocardium leads to a decrease in flow to another area of myocardium with borderline perfusion and limited coronary reserve. Coronary steal can occur between 2 arteries connected by collateral vessels (intercoronary steal) or from subendocardium to subepicardium distal to a coronary stenosis (transmural steal).. It is seen with drugs like Dipyridamole, Hydralazine and Isoflurane.. ...
BACKGROUND: Incretin analogue drugs, a FDA-approved treatment in diabetes, has been tested for its therapeutic properties as modulators of atherosclerosis. We investigated the effects of incretin drugs on the modulation of gene expression and protein levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) as well as their inhibitors - tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in coronary artery smooth muscle cells (hCASMC) in the context of atherosclerotic plaque formation and inflammation. METHODS: TNFα-stimulated hCASMC were treated with Glucagon-like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) (10 nM and 100 nM) and Exendin-4 (1 nM and 10 nM ...
All the office-based screening calculations assess a patients 10-year risk of developing coronary heart disease. Over the last few years, coronary artery calcium (CAC) imaging, where a cardiac CT scan reveals information about the extent of hardened plaque in the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis), has been increasingly used to further assess a patients risk, particularly those in an intermediate risk category. However, there is a poor correlation between CAC and the degree of narrowing of the coronary blood vessels and its ability to predict which patients will go on to suffer a medical event, although there has been a large amount of data demonstrating its utility in predicting cardiovascular survival over 7 - 10 years. Patients who are without symptoms and assigned to the high-risk group with office-based risk assessment calculations will benefit from intensive risk modification. In asymptomatic diabetic subjects Raggi and colleagues (2) have shown that mortality rates are significantly ...
Coronary calcium scans use a special X-ray test called computed tomography (CT) to check for the buildup of calcium in plaque on the walls of the arteries of the heart ( coronary arteries). This test is used to check for heart disease in an early stage and to determine how severe it is. Coronary calcium scans are also...
A lead having pre-formed biased portion is adapted for implantation on or about the heart within the coronary vasculature and for connection to a signal generator. The lead is constructed and arranged so that when it is implanted, the electrodes are housed in the coronary vasculature and are biased toward a vessel wall by the preformed biased portion, which operates to fixate the lead against the vessel wall.
Research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine could help lead to new ways to prevent coronary arteries from reclogging after balloon angioplasties.. The latest in a series of studies in this effort is published online ahead of print in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American Heart Association. Senior author is Allen M. Samarel, MD, and first author is Yevgeniya E. Koshman, PhD.. In an angioplasty, a tiny balloon is inflated to open a clogged coronary artery. Typically, a stent is deployed to prevent the artery from collapsing after the balloon is deflated.. The procedure itself irritates the interior walls of the artery. In response, smooth muscle cells migrate to the site and form scar tissue. In roughly one-third of cases, the artery reclogs and another angioplasty is needed.. Newer stents release drugs that prevent migration of muscle cells to the site. But these drugs have the unwanted effect of also stopping endothelial cells from ...
The circumflex artery, fully titled as the circumflex branch of the left coronary artery, is an artery that branches off from the left coronary artery to supply portions of the heart with oxygenated blood. The circumflex artery itself divides into smaller arterial systems.
If we think we have unraveled all the mysteries of human coronary blood flow we are sadly mistaken . Most cardiac physicians spend their prime life in opening the obstructed coronary arteries playing a role of coronary plumber. Like any plumber , it is not going to be one time job and our patients …
Another name for Coronary Chest Pain is Angina. If a clot forms in a diseased coronary artery, oxygen no longer flows to the part of the heart muscle ...
The global Coronary Stent market valued at US$ 6,619.7 Mn in 2019 and is projected to reach Mn US$ by 2028, with CAGR of 6.80% between 2019 to 2028.The study, Global Coronary Stent Market: Global Industry Prospect, Extensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2019-2028 , exhibits all-encompassing data of this Coronary Stent ma...
A stent suitable for implantation in myocardial tissue to enhance perfusion therein may include a tubular member having first and second ends and a lumen. The first end of the stent may be configured to pierce myocardial tissue and the lumen may be configured to be placed in flow communication with a coronary vessel. The stent may further include a means for retaining the tubular member within the myocardial tissue. A method for implanting the stent may include positioning the first end of the stent at a desired implantation site and applying force to the second end of the stent to implant the stent within the myocardial tissue. The method may further include engaging the means for retaining with the myocardial tissue to retain the stent in position.
This was a question on a test and I received an X for this question. On the test, I wrote: This is so that blood flow from the left ventricle flows controllably to the coronary artery. If the opening was in front of the semilunar valve, most of the blood from the left ventricle would simply flow into the coronary artery. The aorta and other arteries would not receive enough blood ...
Most of us are aware of heart attack as it has become so common these days. A heart attack normally occurs when there is some blood clot that blocks the flow of blood that flows through the coronary artery. Coronary artery is the main blood vessel that is responsible for sending blood to a part Read more ...
A device is provided for locally immobilizing a beating heart, in order to avoid tears or hematomas of the heart tissue during the application of strong pressure or suction forces. The device is particularly useful during an anastomosis procedure between a bypass conduit and a coronary vessel of the anterior wall of the left ventricle. The device includes a fork-like platform with two essentially parallel fork blades that form an intermediate space therebetween. The intermediate space has a width which corresponds to one to five times the width of a coronary vessel that is to be arranged in the intermediate space. At least one opening is provided on each of the fork blades adjacent to the intermediate space. Elements that can be guided through the openings and secured to a fixing device are provided for winding around the coronary vessel.
Devax, from Irvine, California, has received CE approval for its AXXESS Biolimus A9 eluting coronary bifurcation stent. Stenosis of the coronary bifurcatio
This in utero echocardiographic study showed morphological cardiac changes in Akt1−/− fetuses resulting in abnormal mitral flow patterns and diastolic as well as systolic cardiac dysfunction. Ex vivo 3D μCT analysis revealed a reduced left ventricular volume, a dilated morphology with thinner fetal myocardium. Ex vivo histology confirmed altered cardiac morphology, and illustrated a reduced number of coronary blood vessels and myocardial capillaries in Akt1−/− fetuses. In neonatal Akt1−/− mice in vivo cardiac MRI and histology confirmed altered cardiac function and structure. Impaired myocardial angiogenesis with concomitant aberrant fibrinogenesis proceeded after birth in neonatal Akt1−/− mice displaying reduced survival.. In this study we used multiple imaging modalities leading to unique and powerful datasets to generate simultaneous high‐resolution anatomical and functional information. Multiparameter in utero echocardiographic analyses could associate a functional ...
Coronary X‐ray angiography is the gold standard for coronary artery imaging, but is an invasive procedure, with a minor risk of potentially serious complications in addition to the drawback of exposure to ionizing radiation
Coronary X‐ray angiography is the gold standard for coronary artery imaging, but is an invasive procedure, with a minor risk of potentially serious complications in addition to the drawback of exposure to ionizing radiation
Google Glass allowed the surgeons to clearly visualize the distal coronary vessel and verify the direction of the guide wire advancement relative to the course
Coronary arteries are the vessels responsible for blood supply, oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle. When the coronary arteries have blockage by fatty plaque there is a difficulty in the passage of blood, which can cause chest pain (angina pectoris) and / or acute myocardial infarction. Angioplasty is a ...
Study on the Coronary Circulation (Report 7) : Experimental and Clinical Observation on the Effect of Various Drugs Dilatating Coronary Blood Vessels : PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25TH ANNUAL MEETlNG, JAPANESE CIRCULATION SOCIETY Part III (1961 ...
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the lumen of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart) are narrowed
A coil is screwed into the heart wall HW between the left ventricle and coronary artery, followed by forming of a channel with laser, plasma, electrical, or mechanical device therethrough.
This video explains how blockage in the coronary arteries can lead to an heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction. This video reveals the heart and a blocked coronary artery. *******www.facebook****/visualmd. *******thevisualmd****/
... definition, either of two arteries that originate in the aorta and supply the heart muscle with blood. See more.
Coronary arteries showing blocked vessels. The blood vessels can become blocked as fatty substances such as cholesterol and triglycerides build up along the inner lining, obstructing blood flow. Magnification: 1.5x - Stock Image C004/8260
This analogy also helps another money spinner of coronary revascularisation. Lay people think that blocked coronaries are like blocked toilet pipes to be bypassed. Never do they realize that the body has its own wisdom to compensate for those long standing blocks, many of which start in early childhood, by providing collateral vessels and also remodeling the blocked vessels.. The blood supply to the heart muscle does not as much depend on the blocked four large coronaries on the surface of the heart that your doctor shows you on the x-ray(angiogram) as it does on the capacity of the millions of small vessels going directly into the muscle of the heart having a wide capacity to dilate excessively in case of reducewd supply from the larger vessels. This Flow Fraction Ration (FFR) is called CORONARY RESERVE, the latter could vary from one to another, the large surface vessel patency notwithstanding!. It is not the science of medicine that is bad but it is the "scientist" that twists the facts to ...
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Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disease. Question Is the following statement true or false? Individuals at highest risk for a cardiac risk for a cardiac event within 10 years are those with existing coronary disease. Answer. True Slideshow 1927630 by trevet