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Assessment of Change in AtheROSclerotic Plaque by Serial CCTA (ACROSS) is designed as a prospective observational study which aim is to demonstrate the effect of statins on coronary atherosclerosis, assessed by quantitative analysis of CCTA.
To assess the relationship between serum endostatin (ES) and Coronary artery calcification (CAC) in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients.
The study will evaluate patients with, at least, one previous procedure of coronary revascularization (surgical, percutaneous or both), that are referred for a new, clinically indicated, diagnostic coronary angiography, to describe their clinical characteristics, management, and prognosis, and will propose a prognosis-oriented classification.
The purpose of the research project is to investigate the potential association of 6 genetic polymorphisms with the complexity and the severity of coronary artery disease (SYNTAX score). The aim of the study is to combine genetic, clinical and laboratory data in order to create a prognostic tool that will enable an individualized therapeutic patient approach.
ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients affected by multivessels coronary artery stenosis, represent a clinical relevant problem. The management and prognosis of these patents are supported by few literature data. Therefore, in this study authors enrolled real world diabetic vs. non diabetic patients admitted for STEMI and associated to multi vessels coronary disease. Then these diabetics were divided in incretin users (6 months of incretin treatment before study enrollment) vs. never incretin users. In these patients authors studied all cause mortality, cardiac mortality, and major adverse cardiac events at 12 months follow up.
This translational study was designed to explore the association of the quantity and quality of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) with coronary artery disease (CAD), left atrial remodeling and postoperative atrial fibrillation in a high cardiovascular disease-risk population. The investigators expect to identify new biochemical factors and biomarkers in the crosstalk between the epicardial adipocytes, coronary plaques and atrial cardiomyocytes that are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation, respectively.
The aim of this study is to evaluate whether use of the echoclip device (an ultrasound transducer positioning device which can stabilize the involved part of the myocardium on the beating heart) facilitates imaging of coronary bypass anastomoses during coronary bypass surgery. A total of 100 low risk patients undergoing elective on-pump coronary bypass surgery will be included in the study in order to evaluate if the surgeons can visualize the coronary anastomoses before closure of the sternum. Ultrasonograpic pictures will be analyzed directly peroperatively and electronically post-operatively in order to evaluate if selected areas of the anastomoses can be visualized. Use of the echoclip devise will be considered a success if at least 80% of the anastomoses can be visualized.
Identifying patients who are at risk for a future myocardial infarction, is still one of the biggest challenges in cardiology. In this study the investigators will investigate culprit lesion in patients with NSTEMI and the ability of cardiac CT with dual energy computed tomography (DECT) scanning to describe and identify plaques that may be vulnerable. The investigators will also describe changes in characteristic in both stable and unstable plaques during 1 year follow up of NSTEMI and a matching group of stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients.
To evaluate the safety, efficacy and deliverability of the Combo bio-engineered sirolimus-eluting stent versus the Nano polymer-free sirolimus- eluting stents in the treatment of patients with de novo stenotic lesions of native coronary artery.
Diabetic type 2 patients (DB2) has a higher prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) than non-diabetic persons. Presence of CAD results in murmurs arising from the filling of the arteries and can be detected by the CADScor System and can together with biological patient profile indicate the risk of presence of CAD in the patient. In the pilot study 100 asymptomatic DB2-patients examined with CADScor System and biomarkers will be compared with computed tomography (CT) cardiography and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for assessing if combination of patient profile (gender, age etc) combined with above measures may give rise to new improved risk scoring method for he DB2-patient.