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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908445/erratum-for-lesion-specific-factors-contributing-to-in-hospital-costs-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-am-j-cardiol-2016-117-1821-1825
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November 28, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887686/erratum-for-utility-of-isoproterenol-to-provoke-outflow-tract-gradients-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-am-j-cardiol-2008-101-516-520
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November 22, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923462/prognostic-implications-of-newly-developed-t-wave-inversion-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction
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Man-Jong Lee, Ji-Hoon Jang, Myung-Dong Lee, Sung Woo Kwon, Sung-Hee Shin, Sang-Don Park, Seong-Ill Woo, Dae-Hyeok Kim, Jun Kwan, Keum-Soo Park
We investigated the prognostic value of newly developed T-wave inversion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. New T-wave inversion was defined as new onset of T-wave inversion after the primary PCI, without negative T waves on the presenting electrocardiogram. The primary end point was the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), which consisted of cardiovascular mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and rehospitalization for heart failure...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923461/impact-of-patient-and-lesion-complexity-on-long-term-outcomes-following-coronary-revascularization-with-new-generation-drug-eluting-stents
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Konstantinos C Koskinas, Masanori Taniwaki, Fabio Rigamonti, Dik Heg, Marco Roffi, David Tüller, Olivier Muller, Andre Vuillomenet, Stephane Cook, Daniel Weilenmann, Christopher Kaiser, Peiman Jamshidi, Peter Jüni, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
Long-term clinical outcomes of new-generation drug-eluting stents in complex anatomic and clinical settings are not well defined. This study assessed the impact of patient and lesion complexity on 2-year outcomes after coronary revascularization with ultrathin strut biodegradable-polymer (BP) sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) versus durable-polymer (DP) everolimus-eluting stents (EES). In a prespecified analysis of the BIOSCIENCE randomized trial (NCT01443104), complex patients (911 of 2,119; 43%) were defined by the presence of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI); left ventricular ejection fraction ≤30%; renal dysfunction; insulin-treated diabetes; treatment of ostial lesion, bypass graft, unprotected left main lesion; or 3-vessel intervention...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923460/comparison-of-characteristics-and-complications-in-men-versus-women-undergoing-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-intervention
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Vinoda Sharma, William Wilson, William Smith, Margaret McEntegart, Keith Oldroyd, Novalia Sidik, Alan Bagnall, Mohaned Egred, John Irving, Julian Strange, Thomas Johnson, Simon Walsh, Colm Hanratty, James Spratt
Gender differences exist in clinical outcomes after routine percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but studies reporting such outcomes after chronic total occlusion (CTO) PCI are limited. We assessed the characteristics and outcomes of female patients undergoing CTO PCI. We retrospectively analyzed a dedicated national (United Kingdom) prospective CTO database from 2011 to 2015 for outcomes and characteristics of female patients undergoing CTO PCI (unmatched and propensity matched). Female patients constituted 20...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890243/effect-of-combination-cholesterol-lowering-therapy-and-triglyceride-lowering-therapy-on-medical-costs-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Gregory A Nichols, Kristi Reynolds, Temitope Olufade, Teresa M Kimes, Maureen O'Keeffe-Rosetti, Daniel S Sapp, Deborah Anzalone, Stephen P Fortmann
High triglyceride (TG) levels among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with higher medical costs. We analyzed the economic impact of TG-lowering therapies and whether the association between medical costs and therapy differed according to TG reduction. We conducted an observational cohort study of 184,932 patients with diabetes mellitus who had a TG measurement between January 2012 and June 2013 and a second TG measurement 3 to 15 months later. We identified 4 therapy groups (statin monotherapy, TG-specific monotherapy, statin/TG-specific combination therapy, or no therapy) and stratified those groups by percent change in TG (increased ≥5%, change of ≤4...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894569/five-year-outcomes-after-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-drug-eluting-stent-restenosis
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Katsuya Miura, Kazushige Kadota, Seiji Habara, Takenobu Shimada, Masanobu Ohya, Hidewo Amano, Shunsuke Kubo, Yusuke Hyodo, Suguru Otsuru, Takeshi Tada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Fuku, Tsuyoshi Goto
The long-term outcomes of patients who underwent paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) angioplasty for drug-eluting stent restenosis (DES-ISR) remain unclear. We investigated the 5-year safety and efficacy outcomes of PCB angioplasty for DES-ISR. The study included 185 patients with 216 DES-ISR lesions who underwent PCB angioplasty from September 2008 to December 2010. Two serial angiographic follow-ups were routinely scheduled at 6 and 18 months after the index procedure. Five-year clinical outcomes were investigated...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889044/leadless-pacemakers
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REVIEW
Mikhael F El-Chami, Faisal M Merchant, Angel R Leon
Leadless pacing is an emerging technology with the potential to significantly improve outcomes associated with the need for long-term pacing. Specifically, the major advantage of leadless systems is abolishing the need for transvenous leads and subcutaneous pockets, both of which account for most adverse events associated with traditional pacemakers. Two leadless pacemakers are currently available: the Nanostim (leadless cardiac pacemaker [LCP]) device (St. Jude Medical, Sylmar, California) and the Micra Transcatheter pacing system (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889043/pr-interval-components-and-atrial-fibrillation-risk-from-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Justin W Smith, Wesley T O'Neal, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Lin Y Chen, Alvaro Alonso, S Patrick Whalen, Elsayed Z Soliman
Reports on the association between the PR-interval and atrial fibrillation (AF) are conflicting. We hypothesized that inconsistencies stem from that fact that the PR-interval represents a composite of several distinct components. We examined the associations of the PR-interval and its components (P-wave onset to P-wave peak duration, P-wave peak to P-wave end duration, and PR-segment) with incident AF in 14,924 participants (mean age 54 ± 5.8 years; 26% black; 55% women) from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities study...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887692/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-borderline-ejection-fraction
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Yan Topilsky, Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Gregg S Pressman, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Sanford Edwards, Joshua Berookhim, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram
Combining echocardiography and cardiopulmonary stress testing allows noninvasive assessment of hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-VO2 difference). We evaluated mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure with borderline (40% to 49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) (HF and Borderline Ejection fraction). We included 89 consecutive patients with HF and Borderline Ejection fraction (n = 25; 63.6 ± 14 years, 64% men), control subjects (n = 22), patients with HF with preserved EF (n = 26; EF ≥50%), and patients with HF with reduced EF (n = 16; <40%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887690/relation-of-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-in-peripheral-blood-to-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-isolated-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Jian Zhang, Shu Xu, Yinli Xu, Yu Liu, Zhi Li, Yuji Zhang, Yan Jin, Xiaodong Xue, Huishan Wang
Oxidative stress has been considered to be an important factor contributing to postoperative atrial fibrillation (PoAF). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number in peripheral blood has been found to be associated with a patient's oxidative stress. Therefore, we sought to determine whether there was association between mtDNA copy number and the onset of atrial fibrillation. mtDNA copy numbers were measured using the quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in peripheral blood from 485 consecutive patients with sinus rhythm undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887689/usefulness-of-post-coronary-dilation-to-prevent-recurrent-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-from-the-base-acs-trial
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Pasi P Karjalainen, Matti Niemelä, Mika Laine, Juhani K E Airaksinen, Antti Ylitalo, Wail Nammas
Stent underexpansion is associated with worse outcome after stent implantation. Whether post-dilation (PD) improves outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains unclear. We performed post hoc analysis of outcome in patients from the BASE ACS (A prospective randomized comparison of titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents with everolimus-eluting stents in acute coronary syndrome) trial who underwent PD versus those who did not. The BASE ACS trial randomized 827 patients (1:1) with ACS to receive either titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents or everolimus-eluting stents...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887687/comparison-of-lower-extremity-endovascular-intervention-outcomes-in-women-versus-men
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Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter, Shirling Tsai, Preeti Kamath, Nicolas W Shammas, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee
This study examined a gender difference in 12-month patient outcomes after endovascular intervention for symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) utilizing propensity score-matched Excellence in Peripheral Artery Disease registry data. Mortality and repeat intervention outcomes after endovascular treatment in women compared with men in the existing literature are inconsistent and confounded by other risk factors. The study included 1,084 patients who underwent 1,702 endovascular procedures, at 8 non-Veterans Administration hospitals from January 2005 to October 2015...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884422/a-new-risk-score-to-predict-long-term-cardiac-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock-and-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-intervention
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Ruben Vergara, Renato Valenti, Angela Migliorini, Giampaolo Cerisano, Nazario Carrabba, Letizia Giurlani, David Antoniucci
Poor data exist about predictors of long-term cardiac mortality in patients presenting acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), and current risk-adjustment models in this setting are not adequate. We retrospectively analyzed our registry of patients with AMI treated with p-PCI. The aim of this study was to identify the independent predictors of 2-year cardiac mortality in patients presenting CS. A Risk Score was created assigning at any independent variable a value directly correlated with its power to increase mortality...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884421/interpreting-the-incremental-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test
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REVIEW
Samir Nusair
The incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is an increasingly used diagnostic method that serves to evaluate patients with chief complaint of dyspnea during exercise. Performing maximal symptom-limited CPET can show if the tested subject has a reduced exercise capacity and give clues to the mechanism of such exercise capacity reduction, cardiac, pulmonary, or pulmonary vascular source. In this review, it is suggested that the evaluation of the complex results of CPET should be performed by first determining if myocardial/circulatory insufficiency is present and second if there is gas exchange abnormality...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884420/referral-for-specialist-follow-up-and-its-association-with-post-discharge-mortality-among-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure-from-the-national-heart-failure-audit-for-england-and-wales
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Connor A Emdin, Allan J Hsiao, Amit Kiran, Nathalie Conrad, Gholamreza Salimi-Khorshidi, Mark Woodward, Simon G Anderson, Hamid Mohseni, John J V McMurray, John G F Cleland, Henry Dargie, Suzanna Hardman, Theresa McDonagh, Kazem Rahimi
For patients admitted with worsening heart failure (HF), early follow-up after discharge is recommended. Whether outcomes can be improved when follow-up is done by cardiologists is uncertain. We aimed to determine the association between cardiology follow-up and risk of death for patients with HF discharged from hospital. Using data from the National Heart Failure Audit (England and Wales), we investigated the effect of referral to cardiology follow-up on 30-day and 1-year mortality in 68,772 patients with HF and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction discharged from 185 hospitals from 2007 to 2013...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884419/a-novel-deep-inspiration-maneuver-for-difficult-transseptal-puncture
#17
Tolga Aksu, Tumer Erdem Guler, Kivanc Yalin, Sukriye Ebru Golcuk, Kazim Serhan Ozcan, Niyazi Guler
Transseptal puncture (TSP) may not be possible in cases of an elastic, aneurysmal, or thickened interatrial septum (IAS). During deep inspiration (DI), the chest wall expands and the diaphragm descends. This makes intrapleural pressure to become more negative, which leads to movement of the IAS to the right side. The aim of this study was to verify prospectively the feasibility, safety, and outcome of DI associated with conventional TSP technique in patients with challenging IAS anatomy. From September 2012 to May 2016, 224 patients underwent TSP due to different indications...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876263/the-prognosis-of-thebesian-veins-can-be-obfuscated-by-conflating-the-vessels-veins-of-thebesius-with-coronary-artery-cameral-connections
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LETTER
Brett Snodgrass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912890/persistence-of-123-i-mibg-prognostic-capability-in-relation-to-medical-therapy-in-heart-failure-from-the-admire-hf-trial
#19
Ileana L Piña, Peter Carson, JoAnn Lindenfeld, W Tad Archambault, Arnold F Jacobson
(123)I-mIBG imaging has been evaluated to assess sympathetic function and prognosis in heart failure (HF). However, the effect of combined HF medical therapies on (123)I-mIBG uptake and its prognostic significance has not been previously examined. This analysis examined the relation between the intensity of guideline-directed HF medical therapy and global (123)I-mIBG cardiac uptake in the AdreView Myocardial Imaging for Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure (ADMIRE-HF) database. A second objective was to investigate whether this guideline-based therapy, measured by total medication doses, had the expected effect on outcome, that is, that patients with higher (123)I-mIBG cardiac uptake and more intensive medical therapy had the fewest outcome events...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887691/cost-effectiveness-of-achieving-targets-of-low-density-lipoprotein-particle-number-versus-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-level
#20
Michael Grabner, Deborah A Winegar, Rajeshwari S Punekar, Ralph A Quimbo, Mark J Cziraky, William C Cromwell
A recent analysis of a commercially insured US population found fewer cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in high-risk patients attaining low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), as measured by LDL particle number (LDL-P) versus low LDL cholesterol (LDL-C). Here, we investigated the cost effectiveness of LDL-lowering therapy guided by LDL-P. Patients were selected from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database and followed for 12 to 36 months. Patients who achieved LDL-P <1,000 nmol/l were placed into the LDL-P cohort, whereas those without LDL-P tests, but who achieved LDL-C <100 mg/dl, were placed into the LDL-C cohort...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
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