Artery Research

Volume 22, Issue C, June 2018
Research Article

1. Brachial flow-mediated dilatation response to acute different upper body training postures in lean inactive vs. lean active men

Witid Mitranun, Prasit Peepathum
Pages: 1 - 7
Background: Resistance training postures trigger different results on endothelial function: however, the acute effect of resistance training on upper body muscle in active and inactive persons is inconclusive. The present study aimed to investigate the acute effects of 2 different types of upper body...
Research Article

2. Gender differences in bicycle exercise stress echocardiography testing

Karsten Keller, Kathrin Stelzer, Martin Geyer, Thomas Münzel, Mir Abolfazl Ostad
Pages: 8 - 16
Background: Sex-specific differences for myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease (CAD) have been reported in several studies. The aim of our present study was to identify gender-specific differences regarding bicycle-exercise-stress-echocardiography. Methods: We compared 87 (69.0%) male and...

3. Corrigendum to “Associations between smoking and alcohol use and arterial elasticity in patients with newly diagnosed essential hypertension: A cross-sectional study” [Artery Res 20 (2017), 12–18]

Noor-Ahmed Jatoi, Waleed-Ibrahim Al-Baker, Afnan Al-Muhanna, Fahad Al-Muhanna, Abdullah Al-Hweish, Abdullah Al-Rubaish, Stella-Maria Kyvelou, Faisal Sharif
Pages: 17 - 17
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4. Effects of dynamic range variations on the Doppler flow velocities of common carotid arteries

Donboklang Lynser, Chhunthang Daniala, Aman Yusuf Khan, Evarisalin Marbaniang, Ibamelaker Thangkhiew
Pages: 18 - 23
Introduction: Doppler ultrasound is the commonest diagnostic tool used to evaluate the internal, external and common carotid arteries (CCA). Peak systolic velocity (PSV) is the best Doppler parameter for quantifying carotid artery degree of stenosis. Materials and methods: Normal Doppler waveforms of...
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5. Numerical modeling of a prototype cardiac assist device by implementing fluid-structure interaction

Shahrokh Rahmani, Mehrnaz Oveysi, Alireza Heidari, Mahdi Navidbakhsh, Mansour Alizadeh
Pages: 24 - 35
The purpose of this study is to simulate the blood flow in a 2D axisymmetric model for the aorta assisted with a type of cardiac assist device in which the balloon part is surrounding the ascending aorta and can pump the blood flow by its inflation/deflation. The blood flow and von Mises stress in the...
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6. A comparative study of vasa vasorum density among coronary arteries

Keerthana Panchagnula, Rohini Punja, Dhiren Punja, Chinmay Suryavanshi
Pages: 36 - 42
Background: Coronary arteries exhibit significantly higher adventitial Vasa vasorum (VV) densities which may partly explain their higher atherosclerosis susceptibility. A variability in the atherosclerosis predispositions exists between individual coronary artery branches but few studies exist that compare...
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7. Study of atherosclerosis in abdominal aortic aneurysms of autopsied patients

Maria Helena Soares, Mariana Silva Oliveira, Aline Cristina Souza da Silva, Bianca Gonçalves Silva Torquato, Gabriela Ribeiro Juliano, Guilherme Ribeiro Juliano, Márcia Fernandes de Araújo, Camila Lourencini Cavellani, Lívia Ferreira Oliveira, Mara Lúcia Fonseca Ferraz, Vicente de Paula Antunes Teixeira
Pages: 43 - 48
Background: Any kind of change in the arterial wall as atherosclerosis, may be the etiologic agent of the formation of aneurysm in an artery. The aim of this study was to describe the morphological and morphometric characteristics of the aorta with aneurysm in autopsied patients in relation to age, gender,...
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8. Prostaglandin E1 for preventing the progress of pulmonary arterial hypertension in rat model

Jae Chul Lee, Soo Young Choe, Chan Yeong Heo, Sun Ju Jeong
Pages: 49 - 56
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is a progressive chronic disease with a high mortality rate. Increased pulmonary vascular resistance and over-proliferation of pulmonary artery endothelial cells lead to remodeling of pulmonary vasculature. Several anti-PAH therapies targeting various pathways involved...
Review Article

9. Remote telemonitoring of cardiovascular patients: Benefits, barriers, new suggestions

Ashkan Hashemi, Sormeh Nourbakhsh, Pedram Tehrani, Alireza Karimi
Pages: 57 - 63
Remote telemonitoring systems have been designed as a response to the new needs of home care for patients with chronic diseases. It also has the potential to ensure appropriate monitoring and treatment of patients as well as reducing the healthcare costs. Telemonitoring has been shown to be able to significantly...
Short Communication

10. Carotid artery stiffness and cerebral pulsatility in children

Wesley K. Lefferts, Jacob P. DeBlois, Brooks B. Gump, Kevin S. Heffernan
Pages: 64 - 67
Research Article

11. Gender-differences in prevalence and outcome of ischemic stroke and promoting factors of atrial thrombi

Karsten Keller, Martin Geyer, Thomas Münzel, Mir Abolfazl Ostad
Pages: 68 - 78
Background: Ischemic stroke is an important cause of death and disability. However, data about gender-differences in stroke are controversial. Methods: In the nationwide sample, male and female inpatients were selected by screening for ischemic stroke by ICD-Code(I63) and compared. In a second study,...