Artery Research

Volume 26, Issue 3, September 2020
Review Article

1. The European COST Action VascAgeNet Fostering Innovation – When Industry Comes to Science

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,...
Review Article

2. Accurate Measurement of Blood Pressure

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...
Review Article

3. Monoclonal Antibodies in Oncology and their Effect on Arterial Stiffness – A Systematic Review

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...
Research Article

4. Measurement of Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio through a Diagnostic Catheter: Comparison of the Results between 4Fr and 5Fr

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...
Research Article

5. The Association between Retinal and Central Pulse Wave Velocity in the Elderly

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...
Research Article

6. Effects of Weight Loss on Vascular Function in Obese Individuals with Poor Cardiovascular Health: Design and Research Protocol of an Interventional Clinical Trial

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,...
Research Article

7. A Computational Study of the Effect of Stent Design on Local Hemodynamic Factors at the Carotid Artery Bifurcation

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...
Research Article

8. Study Protocol – Insight 46 Cardiovascular: A Sub-study of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development

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...
Short Communication

9. Mild Acute Inflammation does not Impair Maintenance of Blood Pressure during a Hypotensive Stimulus

Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp, Wesley K. Lefferts, Bo Fernhall
Pages: 180 - 182
Case Study

10. Supine Hypertension and Extreme Reverse Dipping Phenomenon Decades after Kidney Transplantation: A Case Report

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...