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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301463/hospitalization-associated-disability-in-older-adults-with-valvular-heart-disease-incidence-risk-factors-and-its-association-with-care-processes
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Maren Jonckers, Bastiaan Van Grootven, Ester Willemyns, Miek Hornikx, Anthony Jeuris, Christophe Dubois, Marie-Christine Herregods, Mieke Deschodt
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and recovery of hospitalisation-associated disability (HAD), the associated risk factors, and the link with care processes in patients aged 70 years or older hospitalised with valvular heart disease (VHD). METHODS: Prospective cohort study performed on the cardiology and cardiac surgery units of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. HAD was defined as the loss of independence to complete one of the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) between hospital admission and discharge...
January 4, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298643/prinzmetal-angina-can-kill-twice
#2
Thomas Castelein, Rene Tavernier, Luc Muyldermans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298640/exercise-induced-asthma-related-to-aortic-regurgitation-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Patrick Bruneval, Olivier Stephanov, Olivier Chavanon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291681/drug-induced-arterial-hypertension-a-frequently-ignored-cause-of-secondary-hypertension-a-review
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Camelia Cristina Diaconu, Giorgiana Nicoleta Dediu, Mihaela Adela Iancu
The prevalence of hypertension is likely to grow during the future years, mainly due to aging of the population and increasing prevalence of obesity, as an important risk factor for hypertension. One of the main causes of secondary hypertension, frequently ignored, is represented by certain categories of drugs, that can induce hypertension, increase the blood pressure values in previously controlled hypertension, decrease the effects of antihypertensive medication or induce a hypertensive emergency. These drugs may be over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs or prescription drugs used for the treatment of acute or chronic conditions...
January 1, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283315/comparison-of-central-hemodynamic-parameters-for-young-basketball-athletes-and-control-group
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Yahui Zhang, Xiaobing Fan, Lin Qi, Lisheng Xu, Chenglin Du
BACKGROUND: Long-term exercise training may have negative effects on cardiovascular functions. Measurement and calculation of central hemodynamic parameters can comprehensively evaluate the cardiovascular functions. This study aims to compare the central hemodynamics between young basketball athletes and matched controls. METHODS: Total 19 young long-term trained male basketball athletes and 17 matched male recreationally active controls participated. The central hemodynamic parameters such as central blood pressure, pulse pressure, heart rate (HR), augmentation index normalised to 75 bpm (AIx@HR75), augmentation index (AIx), ejection duration (ED), sub-endocardial viability ratio (SEVR) were measured, and total peripheral resistance (TPR), stroke volume (SV) and cardiac output (CO) were calculated...
December 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277145/long-term-intravascular-follow-up-of-coronary-bifurcation-treatment-with-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold
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Maarten Vanhaverbeke, Keir McCutcheon, Christophe Dubois, Johan Bennett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 25, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272990/coronary-sinus-signal-amplitude-predicts-left-atrial-scarring
#7
Philipp Attanasio, Daniel Qaiyumi, Robert Röhle, Alexander Wutzler, Erdal Safak, Bogdan Muntean, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Burkert Pieske, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Martin Huemer
BACKGROUND: Left atrial scarring is recognised as a critical component in the maintenance of atrial fibrillation and is associated with the failure of interventional treatment. Diminished bipolar voltage (LV) has been proposed as a useful tool for left atrial scar quantification. We hypothesised that, due to its anatomic location, signals on the coronary sinus catheter might be used to predict the amount of left atrial low voltage. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 124 patients (42% women, average age 66 ± 9 years) were included...
December 22, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29265929/investigation-of-mindin-levels-in-hypertensive-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-qrs-fragmentation-on-electrocardiography
#8
Tolga Doğan, Mucahit Yetim, Oğuzhan Çelik, Macit Kalçık, Oğuzhan Özcan, İbrahim Doğan, Ali Kemal Erenler, Lütfü Bekar, Yusuf Karavelioğlu
PURPOSE: Mindin was associated with diabetic nephropathy, podocyte injury, colitis, allergic asthma, liver ischaemia and reperpusion injury and ischaemic brain injury. On the other hand, it was reported as a protective factor against obesity, cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and remodelling. Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) are markers of altered ventricular depolarisation owing to a prior myocardial scar and fibrosis. In this study, we aimed to investigate mindin levels in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy and fQRS on electrocardiography...
December 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237337/key-interventions-and-quality-indicators-for-quality-improvement-of-stemi-care-a-rand-delphi-survey
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Daan Aeyels, Peter R Sinnaeve, Marc J Claeys, Sofie Gevaert, Danny Schoors, Walter Sermeus, Massimiliano Panella, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Luk Bruyneel, Kris Vanhaecht
OBJECTIVE: Identification, selection and validation of key interventions and quality indicators for improvement of in hospital quality of care for ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A structured literature review was followed by a RAND Delphi Survey. A purposively selected multidisciplinary expert panel of cardiologists, nurse managers and quality managers selected and validated key interventions and quality indicators prior for quality improvement for STEMI...
December 13, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235925/left-atrial-remodelling-may-predict-exercise-capacity-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-patients
#10
Süha Çetin, Mustafa Vural, Ramazan Akdemir, Hikmet Fırat
BACKGROUND: Left atrial volume (LAV) and LA deformation has been proposed as a good marker of exercise performance in patients with diastolic dysfunction (DD). As DD is more prevalent in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) we aimed to evaluate the influence of LAV and LA deformation parameters on exercise performance in varying severity of OSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OSA was diagnosed after polysomnography. Fifty-five OSA patients were enrolled in the study. OSA patients were divided into two groups with apnoea-hypopna-index (AHI) > 30 and <30...
December 13, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228878/quality-assessment-in-belgian-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-results-from-the-belgian-stemi-database
#11
Marc J Claeys, Peter R Sinnaeve, Carl Convens, Philippe Dubois, Suzanne Pourbaix, Pascal Vranckx, Sofie Gevaert, Herbert De Raedt, Christophe Beauloye, Jean-Francois Argacha, Patrick Evrard, Patrick Coussement
The present report describes the quality of care, including in hospital mortality for more than 22.000 STEMI patients admitted in 60 Belgian hospitals for the period 2008-2016. We found a strong increase in the use of primary PCI over time, particularly for patients that were admitted first in a non-PCI capable hospital, reaching a penetration rate of >95%. The transition of thrombolysis to transfer for pPCI in the setting of a STEMI network was, however, associated with an increase of the proportion of patients with prolonged (>120 min) diagnosis-to-balloon time (from 16 to 22%), suggesting still suboptimal interhospital transfer...
December 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228859/summary-of-2017-esc-guidelines-on-valvular-heart-disease-peripheral-artery-disease-stemi-and-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#12
Guy Van Camp, Tine De Backer, Christophe Beauloye, Walter Desmet, Marc J Claeys
During the ESC congress in September 2017 in Barcelona, the new ESC guidelines were presented and are now available on the ESC website. The new guidelines cover management recommendations on following cardiovascular items: valvular heart disease, peripheral artery disease, ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and on dual antiplatelet therapy. The present document gives a summary of these guidelines and highlights the most important recommendations and changes in the management of these diseases. It will help to increase awareness about the new guidelines and may stimulate to consult the full document for specific items...
December 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216794/fragmented-qrs-complexes-are-associated-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Adil Bayramoğlu, Hakan Taşolar, Yasemin Kaya, Osman Bektaş, Ahmet Kaya, Mehmet Yaman, Zeki Yüksel Günaydın
BACKGROUND: Heart failure may develop independently of coronary artery disease in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) is a marker of myocardial fibrosis or scar tissue and is related to an increase in cardiovascular adverse events. In this study, we examined the utility of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in assessing LV function in DM patients with fQRS. METHODS AND RESULTS: The current study included 178 consecutive patients diagnosed with type-2 DM...
December 7, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214898/bio-width-index-a-novel-biomarker-for-prognostication-of-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-anaemia-and-heart-failure
#14
Muthiah Subramanian, Mukund A Prabhu, Selva Saravanan, Rajesh Thachathodiyl
BACKGROUND: The utility of biomarkers for prognostication of long term outcomes in patients with anaemia and heart failure(HF) is not well defined. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of a novel biomarker, bio-width index (BWI),to improve risk stratification in patients with anaemia and acutely decompensated heart failure(ADHF), in comparison to conventional markers, B-type natriuretic peptide(BNP) and red- cell distribution width(RDW). METHODS: Data from 1569 consecutive patients with ADHF treated at a multidisciplinary HF unit was analysed in this study...
December 7, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189109/monocentric-experience-of-leadless-pacing-with-focus-on-challenging-cases-for-conventional-pacemaker
#15
Christophe Garweg, Joris Ector, Gabor Voros, Adèle Greyling, Bert Vandenberk, Stefaan Foulon, Rik Willems
AIM: Leadless cardiac pacemaker has been developed to reduce complications related to cardiac pacing and is considered as an alternative to conventional pacemaker although safety and efficacy data in clinical practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy profile of Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) used in daily clinical activity with a focus on challenging cases for conventional pacing. METHODS: A total of 66 patients (46 men, 79...
November 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188761/metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-tools-estimations-of-10-year-cardiovascular-risk-a-population-based-study
#16
Nima Motamed, Behnam Rabiee, Farzin Roozafzai, Farhad Zamani, Amir Hossein Faraji, Mansooreh Maadi, Hossein Keyvani, Mahmood Reza Khonsari, Gholam Reza Hemasi
BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study determines the association between 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, estimated using four CVD risk assessment tools, and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in northern Iranian general population. METHODS: We used the data of 2371 participants aged 40-74 without any history of diabetes mellitus from a cohort study conducted among 6140 subjects aged 10-90 years in northern Iran. Three definitions of MetS were used. The four CVD risk assessment tools used to estimate the 10-year CVD risk included pooled cohort equations of ACC/AHA, Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) equations (for low-risk and high-risk European countries), and Framingham general cardiovascular risk profile for use in primary care...
November 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183248/assessing-the-landscape-of-percutaneous-coronary-chronic-total-occlusion-treatment-in-belgium-and-luxembourg-the-belgian-working-group-on-chronic-total-occlusions-bwgcto-registry
#17
Joren Maeremans, Peter Kayaert, Yoann Bataille, Johan Bennett, Claudiu Ungureanu, Steven Haine, Tom Vandendriessche, Jeroen Sonck, Benjamin Scott, Patrick Coussement, Daniël Dendooven, Bruno Pereira, Peter Frambach, Luc Janssens, Philippe Debruyne, Carlos Van Mieghem, Emanuele Barbato, Kristoff Cornelis, Francis Stammen, Frederic De Vroey, Steven Vercauteren, Benny Drieghe, Adel Aminian, Jan Debrauwere, Stéphane Carlier, Mark Coosemans, Bert Van Reet, Peter Vandergoten, Jo Andre Dens
BACKGROUND: Important developments in materials, devices, and techniques have improved outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and resulted in a growing interest in CTO-PCI. The Belgian Working Group on Chronic Total Occlusions (BWGCTO) working group aims to assess the evolution within the CTO-PCI landscape over the next years. METHODS: From May 2016 onwards, patients undergoing CTO-PCI were included in the BWGCTO registry by 15 centres in Belgium and Luxemburg...
November 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179650/statin-related-adverse-effects-and-patient-education-a-study-from-resource-limited-settings
#18
Rubina Mulchandani, Tanica Lyngdoh, Praloy Chakraborty, Ashish Kumar Kakkar
BACKGROUND: Statins are the most widely prescribed class of drugs for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and yet literature on the prevalence of statin related adverse effects (AEs) and gaps in patient education is quite limited especially in resource-limited settings of developing world. OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of myopathy (muscle ailments) and other statin associated adverse effects among CAD patients on statin therapy...
November 27, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161956/percutaneous-repair-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-comparison-with-optimal-medical-treatment
#19
Nicolas Geis, Philip Raake, Markus Lewening, Derliz Mereles, Emmanuel Chorianopoulos, Lutz Frankenstein, Hugo A Katus, Raffi Bekeredjian, Sven T Pleger
BACKGROUND: Occurrence of severe mitral valve (MV) regurgitation (MR) is an independent negative predictor of mortality in patients with severe systolic heart failure (HF). This study examines clinical effects and cardiac reverse remodelling in patients with severe systolic HF receiving percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using MitraClip in comparison to patients receiving optimal medical therapy only. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 86 patients (Society of Thoracic Surgeons score: 10...
November 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126373/quality-assessment-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-the-qermid-belgian-pci-registry
#20
Claude Hanet, Marc J Claeys, Marc Carlier, Walter Desmet
BACKGROUND: The recent increase in the number of interventional cathlabs that followed a moratorium of several years has resulted in an abrupt increase in the number of PCI and a dilution of the experience per centre and per operator. METHODS: Based on data extracted from the national "Quality Oriented Electronic Registration of Medical Implant Devices" (QERMID) database, we compared the characteristics and outcome of patients treated in 2015 in the 21 newly (<3 years) approved PCI centres with those of patients treated in the 28 historical PCI centres...
November 10, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
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