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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625387/design-and-rationale-for-the-influenza-vaccination-after-myocardial-infarction-iami-trial-a-registry-based-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ole Fröbert, Matthias Götberg, Oskar Angerås, Lena Jonasson, David Erlinge, Thomas Engstrøm, Jonas Persson, Svend E Jensen, Elmir Omerovic, Stefan K James, Bo Lagerqvist, Johan Nilsson, Amra Kåregren, Rasmus Moer, Cao Yang, David B Agus, Andrejs Erglis, Lisette O Jensen, Lars Jakobsen, Evald H Christiansen, John Pernow
BACKGROUND: Registry studies and case-control studies have demonstrated that the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is increased following influenza infection. Small randomized trials, underpowered for clinical end points, indicate that future cardiovascular events can be reduced following influenza vaccination in patients with established cardiovascular disease. Influenza vaccination is recommended by international guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease, but uptake is varying and vaccination is rarely prioritized during hospitalization for AMI...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625386/hemodynamic-determinants-of-mortality-after-fontan-operation
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Hideo Ohuchi, Aya Miyazaki, Jun Negishi, Yosuke Hayama, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Hajime Ichikawa, Isao Shiraishi, Osamu Yamada
BACKGROUND: Elevated central venous pressure (CVP), low cardiac output, and mild hypoxia are common early and late after Fontan operations. However, the association of these characteristics with late mortality is unclear. We aimed to elucidate the hemodynamic determinants of mortality after Fontan operation. METHOD: We evaluated early (group early; 0.5-5years postoperatively, n=387) and late (group late; ≥15years postoperatively, n=161) Fontan hemodynamics that included CVP (mm Hg), cardiac index (CI; L/min per m(2)), systemic ventricular end-diastolic volume index (mL/m(2)), ejection fraction (EF; %), and arterial blood oxygen saturation (%)...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625385/seasonal-and-circadian-variations-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-findings-from-the-get-with-the-guidelines-coronary-artery-disease-gwtg-cad-program
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Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, Gregg C Fonarow, Christine Ju, Michael Pencina, Warren K Laskey, Thomas M Maddox, Adrian Hernandez, Deepak L Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Seasonal variation with winter preponderance of myocardial infarction incidence has been described decades ago, but only a few small studies have classified myocardial infarction based on ST-segment elevation. It is unclear whether seasonal and circadian variations are equally present in warmer and colder regions. We investigated whether seasonal and circadian variations in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are more prominent in colder northern states compared with warmer southern states...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625384/effects-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shock-and-antitachycardia-pacing-on-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-a-madit-rit-substudy
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Alessandro Paoletti Perini, Valentina Kutyifa, Peter Veazie, James P Daubert, Claudio Schuger, Wojciech Zareba, Scott McNitt, Spencer Rosero, Christine Tompkins, Luigi Padeletti, Arthur J Moss
Effects of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) shocks and antitachycardia pacing (ATP) on anxiety and quality of life (QoL) in ICD patients are poorly understood. METHODS: We evaluated changes in QoL from baseline to 9-month follow-up using the EQ-5D questionnaire in patients enrolled in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce Inappropriate Therapy (MADIT-RIT) (n=1,268). We assessed anxiety levels using the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (1-10 score) in patients with appropriate or inappropriate shocks or ATP compared to those with no ICD therapy during the first 9 months postimplant...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625383/the-assessment-of-the-watchman-device-in-patients-unsuitable-for-oral-anticoagulation-asap-too-trial
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David R Holmes, Vivek Y Reddy, Maurice Buchbinder, Kenneth Stein, Myriah Elletson, Martin W Bergmann, Boris Schmidt, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulants (OACs) reduce stroke risks with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF); however, they are underused because of absolute or relative contraindications due to real or perceived risk of bleeding. Although left atrial appendage closure is increasingly performed in OAC-ineligible patients, this has not been studied in a randomized controlled trial. STUDY OBJECTIVES: The ASAP-TOO study is designed to establish the safety and effectiveness of the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device in patients with nonvalvular AF who are deemed ineligible for OAC...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625382/impact-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-and-oxygen-on-health-status-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-heart-biomarker-evaluation-in-apnea-treatment-heartbeat-analysis
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Eldrin F Lewis, Rui Wang, Naresh Punjabi, Daniel J Gottlieb, Stuart F Quan, Deepak L Bhatt, Sanjay R Patel, Reena Mehra, Roger S Blumenthal, Jia Weng, Michael Rueschman, Susan Redline
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQL). Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has variable impacts on HRQL, and this may be influenced by patient's tolerance of therapy. The objective is to determine the impact of nocturnal supplemental oxygen (NSO) and CPAP on HRQL compared with healthy lifestyle education (HLSE) in individuals with OSA. METHODS: Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) or at least 3 major CHD risk factors with apnea-hypopnea index of 15 to 50 events/h were randomized to CPAP, NSO, or HLSE...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625381/utilization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-eligible-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-and-its-association-with-patient-outcomes
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Tiffany C Randolph, Anne S Hellkamp, Emily P Zeitler, Gregg C Fonarow, Adrian F Hernandez, Kevin L Thomas, Eric D Peterson, Clyde W Yancy, Sana M Al-Khatib
OBJECTIVES: We examined trends in CRT utilization overall and by sex and race and to assess whether CRT use is associated with a reduction in HF hospitalization and mortality. BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether underutilization and race/sex-based differences in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) use have persisted. The association between CRT and heart failure (HF) hospitalization and mortality in real-world practice remains unclear. METHODS: We linked 72,008 HF patients from 388 hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines HF eligible for CRT with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data to assess CRT utilization trends, HF hospitalization rates, and all-cause mortality...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625380/factors-associated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-ii-orbit-af-ii
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Benjamin A Steinberg, Peter Shrader, Laine Thomas, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Elaine Hylek, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Emily C O'Brien, Daniel E Singer, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Several non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) alternatives to warfarin are available for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to describe the factors associated with selection of NOACs versus warfarin in patients with new onset AF. METHODS: The ORBIT-AF II study is a national, US, prospective, observational, cohort study of anticoagulation treatment in patients with AF receiving NOACs or warfarin in the United States from 2013 to 2016...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625379/reliability-of-updated-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-recommendations-in-predicting-elevated-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-prognosis
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Kimi Sato, Andrew D M Grant, Kazuaki Negishi, Paul C Cremer, Tomoko Negishi, Arnav Kumar, Patrick Collier, Samir R Kapadia, Richard A Grimm, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin, Zoran B Popović
An updated 2016 echocardiographic algorithm for diagnosing left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (DD) was recently proposed. We aimed to assess the reliability of the 2016 echocardiographic LVDD grading algorithm in predicting elevated LV filling pressure and clinical outcomes compared to the 2009 version. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 460 consecutive patients without atrial fibrillation or significant mitral valve disease who underwent transthoracic echocardiography within 24 hours of elective heart catheterization...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625378/the-economics-of-pcsk-9-inhibitors
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LETTER
Kevin A Schulman, Shelby D Reed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625377/one-year-mortality-outcomes-and-hospital-readmissions-of-patients-admitted-with-acute-heart-failure-data-from-the-trivandrum-heart-failure-registry-in-kerala-india
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Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Ganapathi Sanjay, Anubha Agarwal, N Pratap Kumar, K Krishna Kumar, Charantharayil Gopalan Bahuleyan, Govindan Vijayaraghavan, Sunitha Viswanathan, Madhu Sreedharan, R Biju, N Rajalekshmi, Tiny Nair, Krishnan Suresh, Panniyammakal Jeemon
BACKGROUND: There are sparse data on outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF) from India. The objective was to evaluate hospital readmissions and 1-year mortality outcomes of patients with HF in Kerala, India. METHODS: We followed 1,205 patients enrolled in the Trivandrum Heart Failure Registry for 1 year. A trained research nurse contacted each participant every 3 months using a structured questionnaire which included hospital readmission and mortality information...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625376/electrocardiographic-abnormalities-and-mortality-in-aging-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
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Daniel A Mulrooney, Elsayed Z Soliman, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Lu Lu, Daniel A Duprez, Russell V Luepker, Gregory T Armstrong, Vijaya M Joshi, Daniel M Green, Deokumar Srivastava, Matthew J Krasin, G Stephen Morris, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kirsten K Ness
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiography (ECG), predictive of adverse outcomes in the general population, has not been studied in cancer survivors. We evaluated the prevalence of ECG abnormalities and associations with mortality among childhood cancer survivors. METHODS: Major and minor abnormalities were coded per the Minnesota Classification system for participants in the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (n = 2,715) and community controls (n = 268). Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs were calculated using multivariable logistic regression; and hazard ratios, using Cox proportional hazards regression...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625375/decline-in-peak-oxygen-consumption-over-time-predicts-death-or-transplantation-in-adults-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Jonathan W Cunningham, Ashwin S Nathan, Jonathan Rhodes, Keri Shafer, Michael J Landzberg, Alexander R Opotowsky
Peak oxygen consumption (pVO2) measured by cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) predicts mortality in adults with a Fontan circulation. The purpose of this study was to assess the additive prognostic value of change in pVO2 over time. METHODS: We analyzed a cohort of adults (≥18 years old) with a Fontan circulation who underwent at least 2 maximal CPETs separated by 6-30 months at Boston Children's Hospital between 2000 and 2015. Survival analysis was performed to determine whether changes in CPET variables, including pVO2 between consecutive tests, were associated with subsequent clinical events...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625374/change-the-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure-rationale-and-design-of-the-champ-hf-registry
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Adam D DeVore, Laine Thomas, Nancy M Albert, Javed Butler, Adrian F Hernandez, J Herbert Patterson, John A Spertus, Fredonia B Williams, Stuart J Turner, Wing W Chan, Carol I Duffy, Kevin McCague, Xiaojuan Mi, Gregg C Fonarow
Heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is a common and costly condition that diminishes patients' health status and confers a poor prognosis. Despite the availability of multiple guideline-recommended pharmacologic and cardiac device therapies for patients with chronic HFrEF, outcomes remain suboptimal. Currently, there is limited insight into the rationale underlying clinical decisions by health care providers and patient factors that guide the use and intensity of outpatient HF treatments...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625373/high-risk-echocardiographic-features-predict-mortality-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Christopher Austin, Charles Burger, Garvan Kane, Robert Safford, Joseph Blackshear, Ryan Ung, Jordan Ray, Ali Alsaad, Khadija Alassas, Brian Shapiro
AIMS: Echocardiography is the most common imaging modality for assessment of the right ventricle in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Echocardiographic parameters were identified as independent risk factors for mortality in the Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-term PAH Disease Management (REVEAL) and other PAH cohorts. We sought to identify readily obtained echocardiographic features associated with PAH survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective analysis of 175 patients with Group 1 was performed...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625372/multicenter-automatic-defibrillator-implantation-trial-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-madit-s-icd-design-and-clinical-protocol
#16
Valentina Kutyifa, Christopher Beck, Mary W Brown, David Cannom, James Daubert, Mark Estes, Henry Greenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Stephen Hammes, David Huang, Helmut Klein, Reinoud Knops, Mikhail Kosiborod, Jeanne Poole, Claudio Schuger, Jagmeet P Singh, Scott Solomon, David Wilber, Wojciech Zareba, Arthur J Moss
Patients with diabetes mellitus, prior myocardial infarction, older age, and a relatively preserved left ventricular ejection fraction remain at risk for sudden cardiac death that is potentially amenable by the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator with a good risk-benefit profile. The launched MADIT S-ICD study is designed to test the hypothesis that post-myocardial infarction diabetes patients with relatively preserved ejection fraction of 36%-50% will have a survival benefit from a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625371/cardiovascular-events-and-hospital-resource-utilization-pre-and-post-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-in-high-surgical-risk-patients
#17
Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Steven J Lippmann, Mitchell Krucoff, Adrian F Hernandez, Lesley H Curtis, Elyse Foster, Atif Qasim, Andrew Wang, Donald D Glower, Ted Feldman, Bradley G Hammill
MitraClip is an approved therapy for mitral regurgitation (MR); however, health care resource utilization pre- and post-MitraClip remains understudied. METHODS: Patients with functional and degenerative MR at high surgical risk in the EVEREST II High-Risk Registry and REALISM Continued-Access Study were linked to Medicare data. Pre- and post-MitraClip all-cause death, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure (HF), and bleeding hospitalizations were identified. Inpatient costs, adjusted to 2010 US dollars, were calculated, and event rate ratios and cost ratios were estimated with multivariable modeling...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625370/rationale-and-design-of-the-apixaban-for-the-reduction-of-thrombo-embolism-in-patients-with-device-detected-sub-clinical-atrial-fibrillation-artesia-trial
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Renato D Lopes, Marco Alings, Stuart J Connolly, Heather Beresh, Christopher B Granger, Juan Benezet Mazuecos, Giuseppe Boriani, Jens C Nielsen, David Conen, Stefan H Hohnloser, Georges H Mairesse, Philippe Mabo, A John Camm, Jeffrey S Healey
BACKGROUND: Device-detected subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) refers to infrequent, short-lasting, asymptomatic AF that is detected only with long-term continuous monitoring. Subclinical AF is common and associated with an increased risk of stroke; however, the risk of stroke with subclinical AF is lower than for clinical AF, and very few patients with subclinical AF alone have been included in large AF anticoagulation trials. The net benefit of anticoagulation in patients with subclinical AF is unknown...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625369/rationale-and-design-of-the-hunting-for-the-off-target-properties-of-ticagrelor-on-endothelial-function-and-other-circulating-biomarkers-in-humans-hi-tech-trial
#19
Sara Ariotti, Maarten van Leeuwen, Salvatore Brugaletta, Sergio Leonardi, Kristiaan Martijn Akkerhuis, Emrush Rexhaj, Gladys Janssens, Luis Ortega-Paz, Diego Rizzotti, Jan C van den Berge, Dierik Heg, Gloria Francolini, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
BACKGROUND: Among the 3 approved oral P2Y12 inhibitors for the treatment for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), ticagrelor, but not prasugrel or clopidogrel, has been associated with off-target properties, such as improved endothelial-dependent vasomotion and increased adenosine plasma levels. METHODS: The HI-TECH study (NCT02587260) is a multinational, randomized, open-label, crossover study with a Latin squares design, conducted at 5 European sites, in which patients free from recurrent ischemic or bleeding events ≥30 days after a qualifying ACS were allocated to sequentially receive a 30 ± 5-day treatment with prasugrel, clopidogrel, and ticagrelor in random order...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625368/effect-of-aspirin-on-renal-disease-progression-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial-the-renal-disease-progression-by-aspirin-in-diabetic-patients-leda-trial-rationale-and-study-design
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Francesco Violi, Giovanni Targher, Annarita Vestri, Roberto Carnevale, Maurizio Averna, Alessio Farcomeni, Andrea Lenzi, Francesco Angelico, Francesco Cipollone, Daniele Pastori
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. It has been estimated that the annual decline of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) among patients with T2DM is approximately 2.0-2.5mL min(-1) y(-1). Cyclooxygenase-dependent eicosanoids, such as 11-dehydro-thromboxane (Tx)B2, are increased in T2DM patients and are potentially involved in the regulation of renal blood flow. Animal models showed that cyclooxygenase inhibitors, such as aspirin, are associated with improvements in renal plasma flow and eGFR values...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
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