Christopher C. Mayer, Rachel E. Climie, Bernhard Hametner, Rosa-Maria Bruno
Pages: 125 - 129
VascAgeNet is a new European network which will join forces in order to refine, harmonize and promote the vascular ageing concept. It aims to bring innovations in cardiovascular research from bench to bedside and to establish assessment of vascular ageing in clinical practice. The interdisciplinary,...
Dean S. Picone
Pages: 130 - 136
Accurate Blood Pressure (BP) measurement is vital for appropriate diagnosis and management of cardiovascular risk. However, questions remain on the accuracy of cuff BP compared with invasive (intra-arterial) BP. Moreover, the critical physiological factors that are associated with inaccuracy of cuff...
Eirini Solomou, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Maria Drakopoulou, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Dimitris Tousoulis, Charalambos Vlachopoulos
Pages: 137 - 142
Introduction: Malignancies are the second leading cause of death worldwide. Treatment Monoclonal Antibody (MAbs)-based treatment of cancer has been established as one of the most successful therapeutic strategies in the last 20 years; however, there is a growing concern about the effects of these agents...
Shinichiro Masuda, Ryota Uemura, Yoshiyuki Saiki, Tatsuo Haraki, Takeshi Lee
Pages: 143 - 147
Background: Clinical evidence of coronary pressure assessment through a diagnostic catheter is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the difference, safety, and rate of successful measurement of Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio (iFR) through 4Fr and 5Fr diagnostic catheters.
Methods: This single-centre...
Mahdieh Rezaeian, S. Mojtaba Golzan, Alberto P. Avolio, Stuart Graham, Mark Butlin
Pages: 148 - 153
Purpose: The retina provides a non-invasive window to monitor microvascular circulation. Carotid-femoral Pulse Wave Velocity (cfPWV) is an indicator of large artery stiffness and is associated with systemic cardiovascular diseases. This study investigates whether Retinal artery PWV (rPWV) reflects cfPWV...
Michelle Rabello Cunha, Samanta Souza Mattos, Marcia Regina Simas Torres Klein, Wille Oigman, Mario Fritsch Neves
Pages: 154 - 160
Introduction: Excessive adipose tissue is associated with adverse metabolic effects and is an important risk factor for chronic diseases. According to the American Heart Association, most cardiovascular events can be prevented by adhering to healthy practices, reflecting cardiovascular health as poor,...
Nasrul Hadi Johari, Mohamad Hamady, Xiao Yun Xu
Pages: 161 - 169
Background: Previous clinical studies have shown that the incidence of restenosis after carotid and coronary stenting varies with stent design and deployment configuration. This study aims to determine how stent design may affect in-stent hemodynamics in stented carotid arteries by means of Computational...
Sarah Ann Mason, Lamia Al Saikhan, Siana Jones, Gemma Bale, Sarah-Naomi James, Heidi Murray-Smith, Alicja Rapala, Suzanne Williams, Brian Wong, Marcus Richards, Nick C. Fox, Rebecca Hardy, Jonathan M. Schott, Nish Chaturvedi, Alun D. Hughes
Pages: 170 - 179
The commonest causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment. Although these conditions have been viewed as distinct entities, there is increasing evidence that neurodegenerative and vascular pathologies interact or overlap to cause cognitive decline, and that at least in...
Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp, Wesley K. Lefferts, Bo Fernhall
Pages: 180 - 182
Dóra Batta, Beáta Kőrösi, János Nemcsik
Pages: 183 - 186
Background: Supine hypertension, a consequence of autonomic neuropathy, is a rarely recognized pathological condition. Reported diseases in the background are pure autonomic failure, multiple system atrophy, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and different autoimmune disorders.
Methods: In our case report...