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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161956/percutaneous-repair-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-comparison-with-optimal-medical-treatment
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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082834/kidney-function-is-associated-with-short-term-mid-term-and-long-term-clinical-outcome-after-coronary-angiography-and-intervention
#3
Andrie G Panayiotou, Jonas Spaak, Majid Kalani
BACKGROUND: Patients with kidney dysfunction are at risk of developing ischaemic heart disease. We investigated the association between eGFR and early-, mid- and long-term clinical outcome in patients undergoing coronary angiography and intervention. METHODS: Retrospective study on 4968 patients with complete data on eGFR, 65% male and aged 32-80 years, admitted to Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden for coronary angiography and intervention from 2006 to 2008...
October 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073826/association-of-qrs-duration-with-left-ventricular-volume-and-ejection-fraction-after-anterior-myocardial-infarction-assessed-by-gated-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
#4
Satoshi Kurisu, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Ken Ishibashi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Even intermediate QRS prolongation without bundle branch block is associated with worse clinical outcome after myocardial infarction (MI). We assessed the association of QRS duration with left ventricular (LV) volume and ejection fraction after anterior MI by using quantitative gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS: Eighty-two patients with prior anterior MI were enrolled. Intermediate QRS prolongation was defined as QRS duration ≥100 ms without bundle branch block...
October 26, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025373/the-prognostic-value-of-high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-i-in-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy
#5
Michal Kerekanič, Marek Hudák, Silvia Mišíková, Erika Komanová, Alexander Bohó, Ján Kyselovič, Branislav Stančák
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a valuable prognostic biomarker in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the prognostic importance of cTnI in patients who received cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) remains unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prognostic value of high-sensitive cTnI (hs-cTnI) in CHF patients receiving CRT. METHODS: We performed measurements of baseline hs-cTnI levels in CRT patients with ischaemic as well as nonischaemic aetiology of CHF, and we investigated their possible association with response to CRT and survival of patients...
October 12, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025372/drugs-in-cardiac-arrest-the-rise-and-fall-of-antiarrhythmics
#6
George Karlis, Sevasti Afantenou
Since the publication of 2000 guidelines for resuscitation, amiodarone is considered the antiarrhythmic drug of choice for refractory ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia. However, to date there is no proven benefit in terms of neurologically intact survival to hospital discharge. A comprehensive search of the recent literature on amiodarone, nifekalant and lidocaine in cardiac arrest was performed. Amiodarone and nifekalant are superior to lidocaine with regards to the return of spontaneous circulation and survival to hospital admission...
October 12, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025367/narrow-qrs-tachycardia-with-av-response-from-2-1-to-1-1-what-is-the-mechanism
#7
Luc De Roy, Olivier Xhaët
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017395/electrical-support-during-outdoor-cycling-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-impact-on-exercise-intensity-volume-and-perception-of-effort
#8
Dominique Hansen, An Soors, Valerie Deluyker, Ines Frederix, Paul Dendale
BACKGROUND: Electrical assisted bicycles (EAB's) could be used to overcome barriers and difficulties to outdoor cycling and thus assist in achieving a sufficient physical activity level in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, but it is unknown whether sufficient exercise intensities and volumes could be elicited during cycling on EAB's. In this study we examined, for the first time, the acute physiological impact of electrical support during outdoor cycling in CAD patients (ISRCTN32238279)...
October 10, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990869/similar-results-but-not-the-same-because-of-the-different-ways
#9
Cem Çöteli, Yusuf Sener, Metin Okşul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990847/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-from-respiratory-events-to-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
#10
Sofia Morra, François Roubille
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is an emerging and independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases; coronary artery disease (CAD) is higher in OSA patients, even in the absence of other traditional cardiovascular risk factors. There is little evidence to show abnormalities in coronary blood flow (CBF) and disorders in coronary vascular resistance (CVR), occurring during the obstructive respiratory event, suggesting coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) as a potential mechanism of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) OSA-as a related consequence...
October 9, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978263/three-dimensional-transoesophageal-echocardiography-is-crucial-for-valid-assessment-of-mitral-valve-leaflet-morphology-in-severe-mitral-regurgitation-prior-to-interventional-repair
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Amr Alfakhouri, Felix Matthias Heidrich, Krunoslav Michael Sveric, Christian Pfluecke, Heda Kvakan, Silvio Quick, Uwe Speiser, Akram Youssef, Ruth H Strasser, Stephan Wiedemann
BACKGROUND: Interventional mitral valve (MV) repair of severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) is a therapeutic option in high-risk surgical or inoperable patients. Assessment of the MV remains a crucial part of pre-interventional screening. Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) may compensate for well-known pitfalls that occur in 2D-TOE. PURPOSE: We investigated whether the functional length of the central segments of the posterior and anterior MV leaflets (PML-P2 and AML-A2) is more reliably determined by 3D-TOE full volume datasets (3D-MPR) or orthogonal biplane-imaging (Xplane) when compared to 2D-TOE...
October 5, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978253/coagulation-f13a1-v34l-fibrinogen-and-homocysteine-versus-conventional-risk-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-mi-in-young-persons
#12
Vikarn Vishwajeet, Manu Jamwal, Prashant Sharma, Reena Das, Jasmina Ahluwalia, Rupinder Kaur Dogra, Manoj Kumar Rohit
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of myocardial infarction (MI) involves environmental and genetic risk factors, with the latter putatively playing significant roles in younger patients. Genetic variability in coagulation factors comprises one such group. The coagulation factor 13 subunit A (F13A1) Val34Leu polymorphism (rs5985) has yielded variable findings in literature, with no prior South Asian data. METHODS: We studied the frequency of this polymorphism using the amplification-created restriction-enzyme site (ACRES) polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) in 101 MI patients aged below 40 years and 103 controls along with plasma fibrinogen and serum homocysteine levels...
October 5, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974144/authors-reply-on-the-glycosylated-haemoglobin-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-non-diabetic-patients-is-it-a-prognostic-factor
#13
Hamidreza Karimi-Sari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971753/loop-diuretic-down-titration-in-stable-chronic-heart-failure-is-often-achievable-especially-when-urinary-chloride-concentration-is-low
#14
Frederik H Verbrugge, Pieter Martens, Levinia Boonen, Petra Nijst, David Verhaert, Patrick Noyens, Philip De Vusser, Matthias Dupont, W H Wilson Tang, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND: This study investigates spot urinary chloride concentration in euvolemic chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 50 ambulatory CHF patients on maintenance loop diuretics without recent hospital admission, clinical signs of volume overload, or adjustment in neurohumoral blocker or diuretic therapy. Spot urinary samples were collected immediately after loop diuretic intake. Subsequently, loop diuretic dose was reduced with 50% or stopped if ≤40 mg furosemide equivalents...
October 3, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954599/complete-recovery-of-string-sign-of-the-internal-mammary-artery-graft-11-years-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-associated-with-disparition-of-competitive-flow
#15
François Simon, Antoine Guedes, Claude Hanet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954592/long-term-outcomes-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#16
Quentin de Hemptinne, Fabien Picard, Hung Q Ly, Reda Ibrahim, Anita W Asgar, Pierre de Guise, Serge Doucet, Jean-François Dorval, Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Michael Levi, Philippe L-L'allier, Jean-François Tanguay
BACKGROUND: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) implantation in selected patients with stable angina has been demonstrated feasible and safe. However, limited data are currently available on long-term outcomes after BVS implantation for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Therefore, we sought to assess the safety, efficacy and long-term results of BVS implantation in STEMI patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of all STEMI patients treated with the Absorb(®) BVS (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) or conventional drug eluting stent (DES) between 1 April 2013 and 30 March 2014...
September 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949266/the-perils-of-intense-exercise-swimming-induced-pulmonary-oedema
#17
Ilse Vermaete, Luc Muyldermans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944719/prognostic-value-of-sst2-and-nt-probnp-at-admission-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-mid-ranged-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
Anan Huang, Xin Qi, Wenguang Hou, Yanfang Qi, Na Zhao, Keqaing Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare sST2 at admission with N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in prognostic accuracy among different types of heart failure (HF) and clarifying the enhanced prognostic value in patients with HF by the combination of the two biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 164 consecutive patients admitted to our institution for HF were divided into three groups of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
September 25, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899260/reduction-in-electrocardiographic-lateral-precordial-voltage-after-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation
#19
Luc De Roy, Dominique Blommaert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899213/serum-paraoxonase-activity-in-patients-with-ischaemic-and-nonischaemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#20
Fatih Gungoren, Tunay Senturk, Alper Ozturk, Kerem Koz, Emre Sarandol, Dilek Yesilbursa, Sumeyye Gullulu, Guven Ozkaya, Ali Aydinlar
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether the serum PON1 activity is different in patients with ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) and nonischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NDCM) and the relation between the serum PON1 activity and serum pro-BNP levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, we enrolled 60 patients with left ventricular systolic failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class III-IV) and a left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) < 40% as determined by echocardiography and 30 healthy subjects...
September 12, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
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