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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438305/cardiovascular-response-to-recreational-hockey-in-middle-aged-men
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Zack A Goodman, Scott G Thomas, Robert C Wald, Jack M Goodman
The present study examined the hemodynamic response to recreational pick-up hockey relative to maximal exercise testing in middle-aged men. A total of 23 men with a mean age of 53 ± 7 years were studied. Graded exercise testing on a cycle ergometer determined maximal oxygen consumption, blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR). Ambulatory BP and Holter electrocardiographic monitoring was performed during one of their weekly hockey games (mean duration = 45 ± 7.2 minutes): for "On-Ice" responses (PLAY; data recorded while standing immediately after a shift; 8...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395885/erratum-for-hariharan-et%C3%A2-al-relation-among-clot-burden-right-sided-heart-strain-and-adverse-events-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-am-j-cardiol-2016-118-1568-1573
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April 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372804/changing-trends-of-atherosclerotic-risk-factors-among-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-acute-ischemic-stroke
#3
Shikhar Agarwal, Karan Sud, Badal Thakkar, Venu Menon, Wael A Jaber, Samir R Kapadia
We aimed to evaluate the secular trends in demographics, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or acute ischemic stroke (AIS), using a large nationally representative data set of in-hospital admissions. We used the 2003 to 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. All admissions with primary diagnosis of AMI or AIS were included. Across 2003 to 2013, a total of 1,360,660 patients with AMI and 937,425 patients with AIS were included in the study. We noted a progressive reduction in the mean age of patients presenting with AMI and AIS (p trend <0...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442067/meta-analysis-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Abdur R Khan, Harsh Golwala, Avnish Tripathi, Haris Riaz, Arnav Kumar, Michael P Flaherty, Deepak L Bhatt
Despite the increase in use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in left main coronary disease, its efficacy compared with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is unclear. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to assess the optimal revascularization strategy. Our search yielded 8 studies reporting relevant outcomes that were pooled using the inverse variance method, and the hazard ratio (HR) was calculated. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke (major adverse cardiac events [MACE]), and the secondary outcome was death/MI/stroke/repeat revascularization (expanded MACE)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438309/association-of-albuminuria-with-cardiac-dysfunction-in-us-hispanics-latinos
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David B Hanna, Shuo Xu, Michal L Melamed, Franklyn Gonzalez, Matthew A Allison, Martin S Bilsker, Barry E Hurwitz, Mayank M Kansal, Neil Schneiderman, Sanjiv J Shah, Robert C Kaplan, Carlos J Rodriguez, Jorge R Kizer
Higher urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) has been associated with cardiac dysfunction in the general population. We assessed the association of UACR with cardiac structure and function in the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (Echo-SOL), an ancillary study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos across 4 US sites. Echo-SOL participants underwent standard 2-dimensional echocardiography, including speckle-tracking strain analysis. UACR was categorized as normal and high-normal (based on the midpoint of values below microalbuminuria), microalbuminuria (≥17 mg/g for men; ≥25 mg/g for women), and macroalbuminuria (≥250 mg/g; ≥355 mg/g)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438308/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-surgical-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-who-underwent-valvular-heart-surgery-from-the-national-inpatient-sample-database
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Ayman Elbadawi, Odunayo Olorunfemi, Gbolahan O Ogunbayo, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Zainab Arif, Haytham Badran, Deola Saheed, Hamdy M A Ahmed, Mohan Rao
Left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion is a commonly performed procedure to reduce the embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who underwent cardiac surgeries. Our study aimed to evaluate the in-hospital outcomes of LAA exclusion in patients with AF who underwent valvular heart surgeries. We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from 1998 to 2013 for patients with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification, diagnosis codes for AF and underwent any valvular heart surgery...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438307/usefulness-of-the-combination-of-in-hospital-poor-diuretic-response-and-systemic-congestion-to-predict-future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Soichiro Aoki, Takahiro Okumura, Akinori Sawamura, Katsuhide Kitagawa, Ryota Morimoto, Masaki Sakakibara, Toyoaki Murohara
We aimed to (1) investigate the relation between diuretic response (DR) with or without systemic congestion and prognosis and (2) explore the potential predictors of poor DR for risk stratification in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). We enrolled 186 consecutive patients hospitalized for ADHF. The DR was defined as (body weight at discharge - body weight at admission)/40 mg furosemide or equivalent loop diuretic dose. Systemic congestion on admission was simply evaluated by the presence of leg edema or jugular venous distention...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438306/relation-of-quantity-of-subepicardial-adipose-tissue-to-infarct-size-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#8
Loïc Bière, Vianney Behaghel, Victor Mateus, Antonildes Assunção, Christoph Gräni, Kais Ouerghi, Sylvain Grall, Serge Willoteaux, Fabrice Prunier, Raymond Kwong, Alain Furber
According to the so-called obesity paradox, obesity might present a protective role in patients with myocardial infarction. We aimed to assess the influence of the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume on cardiac healing and remodeling in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. We prospectively included 193 consecutive patients presenting a first STEMI without known coronary artery disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was performed at baseline and after a 3-month follow-up. EAT volume was computed, and the population was divided into quartiles: the highest quartile of EAT defining the high EAT group (h-EAT)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438304/thirty-day-outcomes-after-unrestricted-implantation-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-from-the-prospective-rai-registry
#9
Bernardo Cortese, Alfonso Ielasi, Elisabetta Moscarella, Bruno Loi, Giuseppe Tarantini, Francesco Pisano, Alessandro Durante, Giampaolo Pasquetto, Alessandro Colombo, Gabriele Tumminello, Luciano Moretti, Paolo Calabrò, Pietro Mazzarotto, Attilio Varricchio, Maurizio Tespili, Roberto A Latini, Gianfranco Defilippi, Donatella Corrado, Giuseppe Steffenino
The Absorb biovascular scaffold (BVS) is a bioresorbable, everolimus-eluting scaffold whose data on real-world patients with complex lesions are limited. Short-term follow-up from recent studies point to a higher rate of 30-day thrombosis than observed with drug-eluting stents. We aimed to understand the short-term safety and efficacy of BVS. Registro Absorb Italiano (RAI, ClinicalTrials.gov:NCT02298413) is an Italian, prospective, multicenter registry not funded, whose aim is to investigate BVS performance through a 5-year follow-up of all consecutive patients who have undergone successful implantation of ≥1 BVS in different clinical/lesion subsets...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438303/relation-of-the-bilateral-earlobe-crease-to-endothelial-dysfunction
#10
Nozomu Oda, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Shinji Kishimoto, Masato Kajikawa, Yumiko Iwamoto, Akimichi Iwamoto, Shogo Matsui, Takayuki Hidaka, Yasuki Kihara, Kazuaki Chayama, Chikara Goto, Yoshiki Aibara, Ayumu Nakashima, Kensuke Noma, Harutoyo Hirano, Yukihito Higashi
The presence of an earlobe crease (ELC) may be a simple sign to predict atherosclerosis. We evaluated the relation between ELC and vascular function. We measured flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and nitroglycerine-induced vasodilation (NID) and observed bilateral earlobes in 400 consecutive subjects. At first, the subjects were divided into 3 groups: non-ELC group, unilateral ELC group, and bilateral ELC group. FMD and NID were significantly lower in the unilateral and bilateral ELC groups than those in the non-ELC group...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434647/anemia-at-hospital-admission-and-its-relation-to-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-from-the-polish-cohort-of-2-european-society-of-cardiology-heart-failure-registries
#11
Agata Tymińska, Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, Krzysztof Ozierański, Michał Peller, Paweł Balsam, Michał Marchel, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Aldo P Maggioni, Ewa A Jankowska, Jarosław Drożdż, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
Anemia is a commonly observed co-morbidity in heart failure (HF). The aim of the study was to assess prevalence, risk factors for, and effect of anemia on short- and long-term outcomes in HF. The study included 1,394 Caucasian patients hospitalized for HF, with known hemoglobin concentration on hospital admission, participating in 2 HF registries of the European Society of Cardiology (Pilot and Long-Term). Anemia was defined as hemoglobin concentration of <13 g/dl for men and <12 g/dl for women. Primary end points were (1) all-cause death at 1 year and (2) a composite of all-cause death and rehospitalization for HF at 1 year...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434646/factors-determining-aortic-valve-dysfunction-in-korean-subjects-with-a-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#12
Soo Youn Lee, Chi Young Shim, Darae Kim, Iksung Cho, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease has a male predominance of approximately 3:1 and shows diverse presentations about aortic valve dysfunction. This study aimed to find independent determinants for significant aortic stenosis (AS) or significant aortic regurgitation (AR) in adults with BAV. We retrospectively investigated the medical records of 1,073 subjects (773 men, mean age 55 ± 14 years) who were first diagnosed with BAV disease by transthoracic echocardiography. We excluded 52 subjects with both significant AS and significant AR...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434645/comparison-of-outcomes-in-men-versus-women-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-chronic-total-occlusion
#13
Barbara Elisabeth Stähli, Cathérine Gebhard, Michael Gick, Miroslaw Ferenc, Kambis Mashayekhi, Heinz Joachim Buettner, Franz-Josef Neumann, Aurel Toma
Conflicting evidence exists on gender differences in outcomes after coronary stenting, and gender-based data in patients with chronic total occlusions (CTO) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are scarce. Consecutive patients who underwent CTO PCI from January 2005 to December 2013 were included in the analysis and stratified according to gender. The primary outcome measure was all-cause mortality. Median follow-up was 2.6 years (interquartile range 1.1 to 3.1). Of 2002 patients, 332 (17%) were women...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433216/implications-of-alternative-hepatorenal-prognostic-scoring-systems-in-acute-heart-failure-from-dose-ahf-and-rose-ahf
#14
Justin L Grodin, Dianne Gallup, Kevin J Anstrom, G Michael Felker, Horng H Chen, W H Wilson Tang
Because hepatic dysfunction is common in patients with heart failure (HF), the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) may be attractive for risk stratification. Although alternative scores such as the MELD-XI or MELD-Na may be more appropriate in HF populations, the short-term clinical implications of these in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) are unknown. The MELD-XI and MELD-Na were calculated at baseline in 453 patients with AHF in the DOSE-AHF and ROSE-AHF trials. The correlations and associations for each score with cardiorenal biomarkers, short-term end points at 72 hours including worsening renal function and clinical events to 60 days were determined...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433215/meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Aakash Garg, Sunil V Rao, Sahil Agrawal, Kleanthis Theodoropoulos, Marco Mennuni, Abhishek Sharma, Lohit Garg, Giuseppe Ferrante, Omar A Meelu, Davit Sargsyan, Bernhard Reimers, Marc Cohen, John B Kostis, Giulio G Stefanini
Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies had shown acceptable short-term efficacy and safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) compared with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in selected patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD). We aimed to evaluate long-term outcomes of PCI using DES compared with CABG in patients with LMCAD. On November 1, 2016, we searched available databases for published RCTs directly comparing DES PCI with CABG in patients with LMCAD...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427736/interactions-between-reciprocal-st-segment-downsloping-during-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-and-global-cardiac-perfusion-and-functional-abnormalities
#16
Riccardo Liga, Enrico Orsini, Paolo Caravelli, Marco De Carlo, Anna Sonia Petronio, Mario Marzilli
Reciprocal ST-segment downsloping on electrocardiogram is a frequent finding during ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), but its etiology is still disputed. We sought to evaluate the relation between reciprocal ST-segment downsloping during STEMI and major cardiac perfusion and functional parameters. One hundred eighty-five patients with STEMI underwent emergency coronary angiography. The presence of reciprocal ST-segment downsloping was assessed. At coronary angiography, the corrected TIMI frame count (cTFC) was computed both on culprit and remote vessels and the occurrence of "no/slow reflow" phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) identified...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427734/comparison-of-outcomes-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-versus-without-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-mellitus-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-horizons-ami-study
#17
Konstanze Ertelt, Sorin J Brener, Roxana Mehran, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Thomas McAndrew, Gregg W Stone
A history of diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent predictor for adverse events in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Outcomes of patients with STEMI and newly diagnosed DM (NDM) are less well described. We used the Harmonizing Outcomes with Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction (HORIZONS-AMI) trial database to identify the outcomes at 30 days and 3 years according to no, known, and NDM in patients with STEMI...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363354/management-of-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-compared-with-warfarin-in-clinical-practice-from-phase-ii-of-the-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Benjamin A Steinberg, DaJuanicia N Simon, Laine Thomas, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are effective at preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, little is known about the management of bleeding in contemporary, clinical use of NOACs. We aimed to assess the frequency, management, and outcomes of major bleeding in the setting of community use of NOACs. Using the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II registry, we analyzed rates of International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis major bleeding and subsequent outcomes in patients treated with NOACs versus warfarin...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407886/incidence-and-prognostic-impact-of-heart-failure-hospitalization-during-follow-up-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#19
Tomohiko Taniguchi, Hiroki Shiomi, Takeshi Morimoto, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Takao Kato, Naritatsu Saito, Shuichiro Kaji, Kenji Ando, Kazushige Kadota, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
The incidence of heart failure (HF) hospitalization and its impact on long-term outcomes have not been well evaluated in contemporary patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Registry is a multicenter registry enrolling 5,429 consecutive patients with AMI undergoing PCI from 2005 to 2007. The present study population consisted of 3,682 patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI within 24 hours of symptom onset and discharged alive...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341361/frequency-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-volume-mediated-declines-in-ejection-fraction-in-patients-receiving-potentially-cardiotoxic-cancer-treatment
#20
Giselle C Meléndez, Bunyapon Sukpraphrute, Ralph B D'Agostino, Jennifer H Jordan, Heidi D Klepin, Leslie Ellis, Zanetta Lamar, Sujethra Vasu, Glenn Lesser, Gregory L Burke, Kathryn E Weaver, William O Ntim, W Gregory Hundley
We sought to determine the frequency by which decreases in left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) with and without increases in end-systolic volume (LVESV) influenced early cancer treatment-associated declines in LV ejection fraction (LVEF) or LV mass. One hundred twelve consecutively recruited subjects (aged 52 ± 14 years) with cancer underwent blinded cardiovascular magnetic resonance measurements of LV volumes, mass, and LVEF before and 3 months after initiating potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy (72% of participants received anthracyclines)...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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