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Ameeta Yaksh, Charles Kik, Paul Knops, Maarten J B van Ettinger, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
: Knowledge of the mechanism underlying post-operative atrial fibrillation (PoAF) is essential for development of preventive measures. The incidence and characteristics of both PoAF and supraventricular premature beats triggering PoAF, their interrelationship and alterations over time have never been examined. The goal of this study is therefore to examine the correlation between the incidence and characteristics of supraventricular premature beats (SVPBs) and PoAF episodes in patients undergoing CABG in the first five post-operative days...
November 10, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892891/atorvastatin-for-high-risk-statin-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery-the-lowering-the-risk-of-operative-complications-using-atorvastatin-loading-dose-load-randomized-trial
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Otavio Berwanger, Pedro G M de Barros E Silva, Roberto Ramos Barbosa, Dalton Bertolim Precoma, Estêvão Lanna Figueiredo, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Cleber Dario Pinto Kruel, Carolina Alboim, Adail Paixão Almeida, Marianna Deway Andrade Dracoulakis, Hugo Vargas Filho, Maria José Carvalho Carmona, Lília Nigro Maia, João Bosco de Oliveira Filho, Jose Francisco Kerr Saraiva, Rafael M Soares, Lucas Damiani, Denise Paisani, Alessandra A Kodama, Beatriz Gonzales, Dimas T Ikeoka, Philip J Devereaux, Renato D Lopes
: Preliminary evidence suggests that statins may prevent major perioperative vascular complications. METHODS: We randomized 648 statin-naïve patients who were scheduled for noncardiac surgery and were at risk for a major vascular complication. Patients were randomized to a loading dose of atorvastatin or placebo (80 mg anytime within 18hours before surgery), followed by a maintenance dose of 40 mg (or placebo), started at least 12hours after the surgery, and then 40 mg/d (or placebo) for 7days...
November 9, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892887/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-nonfatalcardiovascular-events-a-population-based-follow-up-study
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Hassan Khan, Nabil Jaffar, Rainer Rauramaa, Sudhir Kurl, Kai Savonen, Jari A Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: To examine the prognostic value of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with risk of first major nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and heart failure (HF) events. METHODS: Cardiorespiratory fitness, as measured by maximal oxygen uptake, was assessed at baseline in a prospective cohort of 2,089 men aged 42 to 61years. RESULTS: During a mean (SD) follow-up of 19.1(8.4) years, 522 nonfatal acute MI events, 198 acute all-cause nonfatal stroke events, and 221 nonfatal HF events were recorded...
November 2, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892890/trial-design-rivaroxaban-for-the-prevention-of-major-cardiovascular-events-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-rationale-and-design-of-the-galileo-study
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Stephan Windecker, Jan Tijssen, Gennaro Giustino, Ana H C Guimarães, Roxana Mehran, Marco Valgimigli, Pascal Vranckx, Robert C Welsh, Usman Baber, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Peter Wildgoose, Albert A Volkl, Ana Zazula, Karen Thomitzek, Melanie Hemmrich, George D Dangas
BACKGROUND: Optimal antithrombotic treatment after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is unknown and determined empirically. The direct factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban may potentially reduce TAVR-related thrombotic complications and premature valve failure. DESIGN: GALILEO is an international, randomized, open-label, event-driven, phase III trial in more than 1,520 patients without an indication for oral anticoagulation who underwent a successful TAVR (ClinicalTrials...
October 31, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892882/clinical-and-angiographic-predictors-of-persistently-ischemic-fractional-flow-reserve-after-percutaneous-revascularization
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Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Srikanth Kasula, Ahmed Almomani, Yalcin Hacioglu, Zubair Ahmed, Barry F Uretsky, Abdul Hakeem
AIMS: Despite optimal angiographic results after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), some lesions may continue to produce ischemia under maximal hyperemia. We evaluated the factors associated with persistently ischemic fractional flow reserve (FFR) after angiographically successful PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 574 consecutive patients with 664 lesions undergoing PCI who had FFR pre- and post-PCI were analyzed. Percutaneous coronary intervention led to effective ischemia reduction from pre-FFR (0...
October 29, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892889/the-impact-of-functional-vs-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-on-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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René Vollenbroich, Stefan Stortecky, Fabien Praz, Jonas Lanz, Anna Franzone, Katarzyna Zuk, Dik Heg, Marco Valgimigli, Crochan John O'Sullivan, Corinna Heinisch, Eva Roost, Peter Wenaweser, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
BACKGROUND: Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), concomitant mitral regurgitation (MR) has been associated with adverse prognosis. We aimed to assess long-term clinical outcomes according to MR etiology. METHODS: In a single-center registry of consecutive patients undergoing TAVI, we investigated the impact of functional (FMR) vs degenerative (DMR) MR on cardiovascular (CV) mortality throughout 2years of follow-up. RESULTS: Among 603 patients (mean age 82...
October 28, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892881/comparison-of-visual-assessment-of-coronary-stenosis-with-independent-quantitative-coronary-angiography-findings-from-the-prospective-multicenter-imaging-study-for-evaluation-of-chest-pain-promise-trial
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Rohan Shah, Eric Yow, William Schuyler Jones, Louis P Kohl, Andrzej S Kosinski, Udo Hoffmann, Kerry L Lee, Christopher B Fordyce, Daniel B Mark, Alicia Lowe, Pamela S Douglas, Manesh R Patel
: The outcomes in patients by visual assessment and quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are not known. Our objectives were to compare visual and QCA estimates of obstructive CAD and to assess their relationship to outcomes in stable patients with symptoms of CAD. METHODS: The PROMISE trial randomized 10,003 patients with CAD symptoms to anatomical or functional testing. Site reports of invasive angiography detailing visual stenosis and independent, blinded QCA were performed for obstructive CAD (≥50% stenosis)...
October 26, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979047/statin-therapy-and-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-reduction-in-hiv-infected-individuals-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-pacs-hiv-lipids-substudy
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Franck Boccara, Joe Miantezila Basilua, Murielle Mary-Krause, Sylvie Lang, Emmanuel Teiger, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Christian Funck-Brentano, Pierre-Marie Girard, Dominique Costagliola, Ariel Cohen, Marguerite Guiguet
: Knowledge about lipid interventions in secondary prevention in HIV-infected individuals is limited; studies are sparse. METHODS: A prospective observational multicenter study enrolled 282 patients on statin 1 month after first acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (95 HIV-infected individuals, 187 HIV-uninfected). Data on fasting lipids (total cholesterol [TC], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-C], non-HDL-C, triglycerides, TC/HDL-C ratio) were collected over 3 years...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979046/effects-of-exercise-and-stress-management-training-on-nighttime-blood-pressure-dipping-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Andrew Sherwood, Patrick J Smith, Alan L Hinderliter, Anastasia Georgiades, James A Blumenthal
INTRODUCTION: Blunted nighttime blood pressure (BP) dipping is prognostic of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) are often characterized by a blunted nighttime BP dipping pattern. The present study compared the effects of 2 behavioral intervention programs, aerobic exercise (EX) and stress management (SM) training, with a usual care (UC) control group on BP dipping in a sample of CHD patients. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial with allocation concealment and blinded outcome assessment in 134 patients with stable CHD and exercise-induced myocardial ischemia...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979045/sex-differences-in-lipid-profiles-and-treatment-utilization-among-young-adults-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-virgo-study
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Yuan Lu, Shengfan Zhou, Rachel P Dreyer, Michael Caulfield, Erica S Spatz, Mary Geda, Nancy P Lorenze, Peter Herbert, Gail D'Onofrio, Elizabeth A Jackson, Judith H Lichtman, Héctor Bueno, John A Spertus, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Young women with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have higher mortality risk than similarly aged men. An adverse lipid profile is an important risk factor for cardiovascular outcomes after AMI, but little is known about whether young women with AMI have a higher-risk lipid pattern than men. We characterized sex differences in lipid profiles and treatment utilization among young adults with AMI. METHODS: A total of 2,219 adults with AMI (1,494 women) aged 18-55 years were enrolled from 103 hospitals in the United States (2008-2012)...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979044/serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Faisal Rahman, Jayandra J Himali, Xiaoyan Yin, Alexa S Beiser, Patrick T Ellinor, Steven A Lubitz, Ramachandran S Vasan, Jared W Magnani, David D McManus, Sudha Seshadri, Emelia J Benjamin
: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is expressed by endothelial cells and can affect cardiovascular function. We examined if serum BDNF was associated with risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Framingham Heart Study. METHODS: We studied individuals without an AF diagnosis at baseline from the Framingham original and offspring cohorts. We used age- and sex-adjusted, and multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazards regression models to examine the association of serum BDNF concentrations with 10-year risk of incident AF...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979043/switching-of-adenosine-diphosphate-receptor-inhibitor-after-hospital-discharge-among-myocardial-infarction-patients-insights-from-the-treatment-with-adenosine-diphosphate-receptor-inhibitors-longitudinal-assessment-of-treatment-patterns-and-events-after-acute
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Marjorie E Zettler, Eric D Peterson, Lisa A McCoy, Mark B Effron, Kevin J Anstrom, Timothy D Henry, Brian A Baker, John C Messenger, David J Cohen, Tracy Y Wang
: The reasons for postdischarge adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitor (ADPri) switching among patients with myocardial infarction (MI) are unclear. We sought to describe the incidence and patterns of postdischarge ADPri switching among patients with acute MI treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: We used TRANSLATE-ACS (2010-2012) data to assess postdischarge ADPri switching among 8,672 MI patients discharged after percutaneous coronary intervention who remained on ADPri therapy 1 year post-MI...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979042/socioeconomic-and-partner-status-in-chronic-heart-failure-relationship-to-exercise-capacity-quality-of-life-and-clinical-outcomes
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Amanda K Verma, Phillip J Schulte, Vera Bittner, Steven J Keteyian, Jerome L Fleg, Ileana L Piña, Ann M Swank, Meredith Fitz-Gerald, Stephen J Ellis, William E Kraus, David J Whellan, Christopher M O'Connor, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: Prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF) is commonly assessed based on clinical characteristics. The association between partner status and socioeconomic status (SES) and outcomes in chronic HF requires further study. METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis of HF-ACTION, which randomized 2,331 HF patients with ejection fraction ≤35% to usual care ± aerobic exercise training. We examined baseline quality of life and functional capacity and outcomes (all-cause mortality/hospitalization) by partner status and SES using adjusted Cox models and explored an interaction with exercise training...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979041/acute-cardioversion-vs-a-wait-and-see-approach-for-recent-onset-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-emergency-department-rationale-and-design-of-the-randomized-acwas-trial
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Elton Dudink, Brigitte Essers, Wouter Holvoet, Bob Weijs, Justin Luermans, Hemanth Ramanna, Anho Liem, Jurren van Opstal, Lukas Dekker, Vincent van Dijk, Timo Lenderink, Otto Kamp, Lennert Kulker, Michiel Rienstra, Bas Kietselaer, Marco Alings, Jos Widdershoven, Joan Meeder, Martin Prins, Isabelle van Gelder, Harry Crijns
BACKGROUND: Current standard of care for patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in the emergency department aims at urgent restoration of sinus rhythm, although paroxysmal AF is a condition that resolves spontaneously within 24 hours in more than 70% of the cases. A wait-and-see approach with rate-control medication only and when needed cardioversion within 48 hours of onset of symptoms is hypothesized to be noninferior, safe, and cost-effective as compared with current standard of care and to lead to a higher quality of life...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979040/validation-of-an-automated-electronic-algorithm-and-dashboard-to-identify-and-characterize-decompensated-heart-failure-admissions-across-a-medical-center
#15
Zachary L Cox, Connie M Lewis, Pikki Lai, Daniel J Lenihan
BACKGROUND: We aim to validate the diagnostic performance of the first fully automatic, electronic heart failure (HF) identification algorithm and evaluate the implementation of an HF Dashboard system with 2 components: real-time identification of decompensated HF admissions and accurate characterization of disease characteristics and medical therapy. METHODS: We constructed an HF identification algorithm requiring 3 of 4 identifiers: B-type natriuretic peptide >400 pg/mL; admitting HF diagnosis; history of HF International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, diagnosis codes; and intravenous diuretic administration...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979039/usefulness-of-cell-mediated-immune-function-in-risk-stratification-for-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, Adrian V Hernandez, Clay A Cauthen, Randall C Starling, W H Wilson Tang
: Although heightened inflammation and autoimmune responses have been well described in patients with heart failure, the role of cell-mediated immune function in the pathogenesis and progression of heart failure is unclear. The aim of our study is to evaluate the prognostic role of cell-mediated immune function in patients with advanced heart failure. METHODS: We studied patients with advanced heart failure referred for evaluation of candidacy for advanced heart failure therapies between 2007 and 2010...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979038/baseline-assessment-and-comparison-of-arterial-anatomy-hyperemic-flow-and-skeletal-muscle-perfusion-in-peripheral-artery-disease-the-cardiovascular-cell-therapy-research-network-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-injected-with-aldh-bright-cells-cctrn-pace
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Bharath Ambale Venkatesh, Victor Nauffal, Chikara Noda, Tomoki Fujii, Phillip C Yang, Judy Bettencourt, Erin P Ricketts, Michael Murphy, Nicholas J Leeper, Lem Moyé, Ray F Ebert, Raja Muthupillai, David A Bluemke, Emerson C Perin, Alan T Hirsch, João A C Lima
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is important to public health as a major contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques permit improved assessment of PAD anatomy and physiology, and may serve as surrogate end points after proangiogenic therapies. METHODS: The PACE study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to assess the physiologic impact and potential clinical efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived ALDH(br) stem cells...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979037/chocolate-intake-and-incidence-of-heart-failure-findings-from-the-cohort-of-swedish-men
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Daniel A Steinhaus, Elizabeth Mostofsky, Emily B Levitan, Kirsten S Dorans, Niclas Håkansson, Alicja Wolk, Murray A Mittleman
: The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of chocolate consumption and heart failure (HF) in a large population of Swedish men. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of 31,917 men 45-79 years old with no history of myocardial infarction, diabetes, or HF at baseline who were participants in the population-based Cohort of Swedish Men study. Chocolate consumption was assessed through a self-administrated food frequency questionnaire. Participants were followed for HF hospitalization or mortality from January 1, 1998, to December 31, 2011, using record linkage to the Swedish inpatient and cause-of-death registries...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979036/relationship-between-hospital-procedure-volume-and-complications-following-congenital-cardiac-catheterization-a-report-from-the-improving-pediatric-and-adult-congenital-treatment-impact-registry
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Natalie Jayaram, John A Spertus, Michael L O'Byrne, Paul S Chan, Kevin F Kennedy, Lisa Bergersen, Andrew C Glatz
BACKGROUND: The association between institutional volume and outcomes has been demonstrated for cardiac catheterization among adults, but less is known about this relationship for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing cardiac catheterization. METHODS: Within the IMPACT registry, we identified all catheterizations between January 2011 and March 2015. Hierarchical logistic regression, adjusted for patient and procedural characteristics, was used to determine the association between annual catheterization lab volume and occurrence of a major adverse event (MAE)...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979035/extending-the-volume-outcomes-debate-into-the-world-of-congenital-cardiac-catheterization
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