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Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314731/long-term-outcomes-of-provisional-stenting-compared-with-a-two-stent-strategy-for-bifurcation-lesions-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
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Ramez Nairooz, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Fuad Habash, Partha Sardar, David Anderson, David M Shavelle, J Dawn Abbott
BACKGROUND: The optimal interventional technique for addressing coronary bifurcation lesions is debatable. Long-term clinical outcomes with provisional stenting (PS) compared with a two-stent (TS) strategy for bifurcation lesions are scarce. We aim to perform the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to explore long-term outcomes comparing both strategies. METHODS: An electronic search was performed for online databases until August 2016 for RCTs comparing PS with TS for bifurcation lesions reporting outcomes at 1 year of follow-up or more...
March 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302685/catecholaminergic-polymorphic-tachycardia-underestimated-and-overtreated
#2
EDITORIAL
Andreas Pflaumer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302684/pulmonary-hypertension-after-timely-arterial-switch-operation-in-children-with-simple-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-a-new-disease-entity
#3
EDITORIAL
Astrid E Lammers, Ulrike M M Bauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302683/body-mass-index-bmi-and-weight-loss-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#4
EDITORIAL
Andrew Felix Burden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292826/arrhythmia-risk-and-%C3%AE-blocker-therapy-in-pregnant-women-with-long-qt-syndrome
#5
Kohei Ishibashi, Takeshi Aiba, Chizuko Kamiya, Aya Miyazaki, Heima Sakaguchi, Mitsuru Wada, Ikutaro Nakajima, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Noda, Toshifumi Yamauchi, Hideki Itoh, Seiko Ohno, Hideki Motomura, Yoshiharu Ogawa, Hiroko Goto, Takaomi Minami, Nobue Yagihara, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kanae Hasegawa, Akihiro Terasawa, Hitoshi Mikami, Kayo Ogino, Yukiko Nakano, Sato Imashiro, Yosuke Fukushima, Yoshimitsu Tsuzuki, Koko Asakura, Jun Yoshimatsu, Isao Shiraishi, Shiro Kamakura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Satoshi Yasuda, Takashi Akasaka, Minoru Horie, Wataru Shimizu, Kengo Kusano
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is one of the biggest concerns for women with long QT syndrome (LQTS). OBJECTIVES: This study investigated pregnancy-related arrhythmic risk and the efficacy and safety of β-blocker therapy for lethal ventricular arrhythmias in pregnant women with LQTS (LQT-P) and their babies. METHODS: 136 pregnancies in 76 LQT-P (29±5 years old; 22 LQT1, 36 LQT2, one LQT3, and 17 genotype-unknown) were enrolled. We retrospectively analysed their clinical and electrophysiological characteristics and pregnancy outcomes in the presence (BB group: n=42) or absence of β-blocker therapy (non-BB group: n=94)...
March 14, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286333/early-non-persistence-with-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#6
Cynthia A Jackevicius, Meytal Agvil Tsadok, Vidal Essebag, Clare Atzema, Mark J Eisenberg, Jack V Tu, Lingyun Lu, Elham Rahme, P Michael Ho, Mintu Turakhia, Karin H Humphries, Hassan Behlouli, Limei Zhou, Louise Pilote
OBJECTIVE: Dabigatran and rivaroxaban are novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) approved for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Although NOACs are more convenient than warfarin, their lack of monitoring may predispose patients to non-persistence. Limited information is available on NOAC non-persistence rates and related clinical outcomes in clinical practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using administrative data from Ontario, Canada, from January 1998 to March 2014 of patients with AF who were dispensed dabigatran or rivaroxaban...
March 12, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285270/a-49-year-old-with-chest-pain-and-collapse
#7
Alastair J Moss, Kelvin Hh Lim, Alan G Japp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285269/cancer-antigen-125-plasma-level-as-a-biomarker-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-postmenopausal-women
#8
Haruki Sekiguchi, Ken Shimamoto, Mayu Takano, Makiko Kimura, Yufuko Takahashi, Fujio Tatsumi, Eri Watanabe, Kentaro Jujo, Naoko Ishizuka, Masatoshi Kawana, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
OBJECTIVE: Plasma cancer antigen (CA)-125 is a tumour marker recently shown to be associated with systolic heart failure and new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after myocardial infarction. However, no reports have described the relationship between CA-125 and new-onset AF in healthy postmenopausal women. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between CA-125 and new-onset AF in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 2086 women, including 1012 postmenopausal women, visited our hospital for annual health check-ups...
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285268/cardiac-manifestations-of-parasitic-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Maria Carmo P Nunes, Milton Henriques Guimarães Júnior, Adriana Costa Diamantino, Claudio Leo Gelape, Teresa Cristina Abreu Ferrari
The heart may be affected directly or indirectly by a variety of protozoa and helminths. This involvement may manifest in different ways, but the syndromes resulting from impairment of the myocardium and pericardium are the most frequent. The myocardium may be invaded by parasites that trigger local inflammatory response with subsequent myocarditis or cardiomyopathy, as occurs in Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis and infection with free-living amoebae. In amoebiasis and echinococcosis, the pericardium is the structure most frequently involved with consequent pericardial effusion, acute pericarditis, cardiac tamponade or constrictive pericarditis...
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285267/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-in-high-vascular-risk
#10
Louis Potier, Ronan Roussel, Yedid Elbez, Michel Marre, Uwe Zeymer, Christopher M Reid, Magnus Ohman, Kim A Eagle, Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg
OBJECTIVE: ACE inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are widely prescribed in patients with high cardiovascular (CV) risk. However, whether both classes have equivalent effectiveness to prevent CV events remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of major CV events between ACEI and ARB users. METHODS: The Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health registry is an observational study who enrolled 69 055 individuals with high CV risk...
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283536/erectile-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-suitable-case-for-treatment-and-prevention
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EDITORIAL
Paul Collinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280146/association-between-treatment-for-erectile-dysfunction-and-death-or-cardiovascular-outcomes-after-myocardial-infarction
#12
Daniel P Andersson, Ylva Trolle Lagerros, Alessandra Grotta, Rino Bellocco, Mikael Lehtihet, Martin J Holzmann
OBJECTIVE: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy men. However, the association between treatment for ED and death or cardiovascular outcomes after a first myocardial infarction (MI) is unknown. METHODS: In a Swedish nationwide cohort study all men <80 years of age without prior MI, or cardiac revascularisation, hospitalised for MI during 2007-2013 were included. Treatment for ED, defined as dispensed phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors or alprostadil, was related to risk of death, MI, cardiac revascularisation or heart failure...
March 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274956/natriuretic-peptides-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Michael M Johl, Pankaj Malhotra, Devin W Kehl, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
Progression of degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) leads to irreversible cardiac damage. Therefore, longitudinal follow up to determine the optimal timing of surgery is critical. Current data indicates that in addition to the standard of care-assessing for symptoms and signs of left ventricular (LV) decompensation with routine echocardiography-serial measurement of natriuretic peptides offers a quantitative means to identify patients who may benefit from closer supervision, if not surgery. Natriuretic peptide levels, and specifically changes from baseline, identify both symptomatic patients and others likely to develop cardiac dysfunction...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274955/physical-activity-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-associations-with-functional-outcomes
#14
Jan Müller, Tamara Amberger, Anika Berg, Daniel Goeder, Julia Remmele, Renate Oberhoffer, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
OBJECTIVE: Improved survival has yielded to growing importance of functional outcome measures in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study applied the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) to assess self-reported physical activity (PA) in patients with CHD and their association with exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HrQoL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prior to cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), 786 consecutive patients (335 female, 31...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270427/contemporary-cardiac-surgery-for-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#15
Sylvain Beurtheret, Oktay Tutarel, Gerhard Paul Diller, Cathy West, Evangelia Ntalarizou, Noémie Resseguier, Vasileios Papaioannou, Richard Jabbour, Victoria Simpkin, Anthony J Bastin, Sonya V Babu-Narayan, Beatrice Bonello, Wei Li, Babulal Sethia, Hideki Uemura, Michael A Gatzoulis, Darryl Shore
OBJECTIVE: Advances in early management of congenital heart disease (CHD) have led to an exponential growth in adults with CHD (ACHD). Many of these patients require cardiac surgery. This study sought to examine outcome and its predictors for ACHD cardiac surgery. METHODS: This is an observational cohort study of prospectively collected data on 1090 consecutive adult patients with CHD, undergoing 1130 cardiac operations for CHD at the Royal Brompton Hospital between 2002 and 2011...
March 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270426/aortopathies-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-and-genetic-aortopathy-syndromes-management-strategies-and-indications-for-surgery
#16
Joey M Kuijpers, Barbara Jm Mulder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259844/cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-and-atherosclerosis
#17
REVIEW
Julie Bjerre Tarp, Annette Schophuus Jensen, Thomas Engstrøm, Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Lars Søndergaard
Improved treatment options in paediatric cardiology and congenital heart surgery have resulted in an ageing population of patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD). The risk of acquired heart disease such as atherosclerosis increases with age.Previous studies have speculated whether patients with CCHD are protected against atherosclerosis. Results have shown that the coronary arteries of patients with CCHD are free from plaques and stenosis. Decreased carotid intima-media thickness and low total plasma cholesterol may indicate a reduced risk of later development of atherosclerosis...
March 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259843/point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-techniques-in-the-physical-examination-better-at-the-bedside
#18
REVIEW
Bruce J Kimura
The development of hand-carried, battery-powered ultrasound devices has created a new practice in ultrasound diagnostic imaging, called 'point-of-care' ultrasound (POCUS). Capitalising on device portability, POCUS is marked by brief and limited ultrasound imaging performed by the physician at the bedside to increase diagnostic accuracy and expediency. The natural evolution of POCUS techniques in general medicine, particularly with pocket-sized devices, may be in the development of a basic ultrasound examination similar to the use of the binaural stethoscope...
March 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258247/long-term-survival-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#19
Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Rory Wolfe, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Although the factors associated with short-term survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are well established, relatively little is known about the factors that influence long-term survival. In this study, we describe the 15-year survival outcomes of OHCA survivors and examine the influence of peri-arrest factors and 12-month outcomes on long-term survival. METHODS: Survivors of OHCA between 2000 and 2014 identified from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry were linked with state-wide death records...
March 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258246/oral-anticoagulation-for-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-recent-insights-from-randomised-trials-and-the-real-world
#20
EDITORIAL
Christos Voukalis, Gregory Y H Lip
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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