Chad L Carr

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BACKGROUND Inflammatory responses contribute to vascular remodeling during tissue repair or ischemia. We hypothesized that inflammatory cell recruitment and endothelial cell activation during vasculogenesis and ischemia-mediated arteriogenesis could be temporally assessed by noninvasive molecular imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS Contrast ultrasound perfusion(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that noninvasive molecular imaging of activated von Willebrand factor (vWF) on the vascular endothelium could be used to detect a high-risk atherosclerotic phenotype. BACKGROUND Platelet-endothelial interactions have been linked to increased inflammatory activation and prothrombotic state in atherosclerosis. These interactions(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with impaired ischemia-related vascular remodeling and also dysregulation of the inflammatory response. We sought to determine whether impaired selectin-mediated monocyte recruitment in ischemic tissues contributes to blunted ischemia-mediated angiogenesis in DM. METHODS AND RESULTS Contrast-enhanced(More)
BACKGROUND A relationship between myocardial fibrosis and ventricular dysfunction has been demonstrated using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in the pressure-loaded right ventricle from congenital heart defects. In patients with Eisenmenger syndrome (ES), the presence of LGE has not been investigated. The aims of this study were to detect any myocardial(More)
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