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RATIONALE B cells are abundant in the adventitia of normal and diseased vessels. Yet, the molecular and cellular mechanisms mediating homing of B cells to the vessel wall and B-cell effects on atherosclerosis are poorly understood. Inhibitor of differentiation-3 (Id3) is important for atheroprotection in mice and polymorphism in the human ID3 gene has been(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to understand the role of stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in assessing cardiovascular prognosis in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Although stress CMR is excellent for the diagnosis of obstructive CAD, the prognostic(More)
We sought to compare the diagnostic performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), computed tomography perfusion (CTP), and computed tomography (CT)-fractional flow reserve (FFR) for assessing the functional significance of coronary stenosis as defined by invasive FFR in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). CCTA(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to perform a meta-analysis of clinical trials on intracoronary cell therapy after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Intracoronary cell therapy continues to be evaluated in the setting of AMI with variable impact on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS We searched the CENTRAL, mRCT, and PubMed databases for(More)
Little is known about the impact of genetic counseling on parental uncertainty or perceived control regarding the prognosis of a child with a chromosomal disorder. By exploring the parents' concerns and needs surrounding the child's diagnosis, a genetic provider can help to facilitate effective coping. This study tested the association of measures of(More)
Although statins have been shown to improve outcomes in retrospective analyses of patients with heart failure (HF), recent randomized placebo-controlled trials have shown mixed results. The goal of this study was to systematically review randomized trials comparing statins to placebo for HF and compare the impact of different statins. CENTRAL, mRCT, and(More)
We retrospectively analyzed exercise treadmill and coronary angiographic data of 2,193 men to compare heart rate (HR) recovery with angiographic and mortality data during a follow-up study of 7 +/- 2.7 years. Only the first 2 minutes of HR recovery predicted mortality (p <0.001), and the HR decrease during the second minute of recovery predicted the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the risk of scaffold thrombosis (ST) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with placement of an ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. BACKGROUND PCI with BVS placement holds great potential, but(More)
Coronary revascularization procedures by means of percutaneous coronary interventions or coronary artery bypass graft surgeries are performed worldwide daily for the symptomatic treatment of patients with myocardial ischaemia. Nevertheless, angina remains a significant clinical problem. Management of angina recurring or persisting after coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by cardiac MR (CMR) is a predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). However, these findings are limited by single-center studies, small sample sizes, and low event rates. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the prognostic role of LGE by CMR (LGE-CMR)(More)