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    1. Small HDL Subclass is Associated with Coronary Plaque Stability: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

      Small HDL Subclass is Associated with Coronary Plaque Stability: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

      Background The role of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclasses in atherosclerotic diseases remains an open question. Previous clinical trials have attempted to explore the predictive effect of HDL subspecies on cardiovascular risk. However, no studies have assessed the connections between these subclasses and characteristics of plaque microstructure. Objective To investigate the relationship of HDL subclasses and coronary plaque stability assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods Morphological characteristics of 160 non-target lesions from 85 patients with coronary artery disease were assessed by OCT. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclass profiles were analyzed using non-denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Results The plasma levels of small ...

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    2. Correlation of Serum Uric Acid Levels with Nonculprit Plaque Instability in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Correlation of Serum Uric Acid Levels with Nonculprit Plaque Instability in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) level is known to be a prognostic factor in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the correlation between SUA level and coronary plaque instability has not been fully evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between SUA level and plaque instability of nonculprit lesions in patients with ACS using optical coherence tomography. A total of 150 patients with ACS who underwent 3-vessel optical coherence tomography were selected. Patients were classified into 3 groups according to tertiles of SUA level. There was a trend towards a thinner fibrous cap (0.15 ...

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    3. Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Stent Changes as Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography after Sirolimus Stent Implantation

      Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Stent Changes as Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography after Sirolimus Stent Implantation

      There is debate regarding whether smoking results in microstructural changes after stenting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microstructural changes after stenting in patients with different smoking statuses. We retrospectively identified 220 sirolimus-eluting stents in 179 patients who underwent follow-up optical coherence tomography examination 12 months after sirolimus stenting. Subjects were classified as current smokers (CS, n=31), smoking cessation ≤1 year (SC1Y, n=36), smoking cessation >1 year (SC>1Y, n=27) and never smokers (NS, n=85). The neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) area was larger in CS than NS (1.04±0.72 mm 2 versus ...

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    4. Effects of Methotrexate in a Rabbit Model of In-Stent Neoatherosclerosis: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Effects of Methotrexate in a Rabbit Model of In-Stent Neoatherosclerosis: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      This study used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the effects of systemic methotrexate, in combination with a drug-eluting stent, on in-stent neoatherosclerosis in a rabbit model. Sirolimus-eluting stents were surgically implanted in the right common carotid arteries of 200 male New Zealand White rabbits; the animals received a high-fat diet, beginning one week before stent implantation. Each animal was randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups, receiving intravenous injections of either methotrexate (0.4 mg/kg) or placebo weekly for 4 or 12 weeks. Stented arterial segments were harvested after stenting for 4 or 12 weeks, and processed for ...

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