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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281733/value-of-duke-treadmill-score-in-predicting-coronary-artery-lesion-and-need-of-revascularisation
#1
Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Virginijus Sapoka, Vytautas Kasiulevicius, Egidija Rinkuniene, Rima Steponeniene, Rūta Einikyte, Austėja Dapkūnaitė
BACKGROUND: Exercise electrocardiography is a long-standing method for evaluation for coronary artery disese (CAD) and remains the initial test for the majority of patients who can exercise adequately with a baseline interpretable electrocardiogram. However, there is little information about the relationship between Duke treadmill test score (DTS) and severity of coronary artery lesion as well as estimating the need for revascularization. AIM: The aim of the study was to ascertain wethever the DTS coud be an efficient parameter in the choosing coronary revascularization in different DTS groups...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281732/utilisation-of-three-dimensional-printed-heart-models-for-operative-planning-of-complex-congenital-heart-defects
#2
Peter Olejník, Matej Nosal, Tomas Havran, Adriana Furdova, Maros Cizmar, Michal Slabej, Andrej Thurzo, Pavol Vitovic, Martin Klvac, Tibor Acel, Jozef Masura
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy of the three-dimensional printing of cardiovascular structures.To explore whether utilization of three-dimensional printed heart replicas can improve surgical and catheter interventional planning in patients with complex congenital heart defects. METHODS: Between December 2014 and November 2015, we fabricated n=8 cardiovascular models based on computed tomography data in patients with complex spatial anatomical relationships of cardiovascular structures...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281731/current-patterns-of-antithrombotic-and-revascularization-therapy-in-patients-hospitalised-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-data-from-the-polish-subset-of-the-epicor-study
#3
Izabela Wojtkowska, Janina Stępińska, Małgorzata Stępień-Wojno, Mateusz Sobota, Jerzy Kopaczewski, Zygfryd Reszka, Michał Kurzelewski, Jesus Medina
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries, including Poland. Antithrombotic drugs play a crucial role in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy and safety profiles of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents, which may be used as add-on therapy or replacements for older drugs. The EPICOR: (long-t E: rm follow-u P: of antithrombotic management patterns I: n acute COR: onary syndrome patients) is a prospective international observational study (NCT01171404) designed to describe the use of antithrombotic management strategies for the treatment of ACS during the acute phase and over a follow-up period of up to 2 years from the index event...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281730/cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-sedentary-postmenopausal-women-during-organized-physical-activity
#4
Krzysztof Mazurek, Piotr Żmijewski, Ewa Kozdroń, Anna Fojt, Anna Czajkowska, Piotr Szczypiorski, Tomasz Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are the major cause of death in elderly women. Aerobic training (AT) improves component CV risk factors. Long-time higher-intensity group-based and home-based exercise training has been determined to improve exercise performance. However it is not clear if short-time group-based or home-based training with educational program permanently improves cardiometabolic parameters in elderly women. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of organized physical activity programs dedicated to elderly, sedentary women...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281729/assessment-of-the-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#5
Ewa Kowalik, Anna Klisiewicz, Elżbieta K Biernacka, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: In congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries the right ventricle supports systemic circulation and patients are prone to develop heart failure over time. Chronic volume overload secondary to obesity may contribute to premature dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle. AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the systemic right ventricular function in overweight/obese adult patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281728/comparison-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-visual-assessment-for-moderate-coronary-artery-stenosis
#6
Bilge Duran Karaduman, Murat Akçay, Hüseyin Ayhan, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Murat Can Güney, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Nihal Akar Bayram, Emine Bilen, Engin Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: 'Fractional flow reserve (FFR)' is an interventional diagnostic method based on intracoronary pressure measurement used for the assessment of the severity of coronary artery stenoses. Our study aimed to compare visual measurements made by multiple observers with fractional flow reserve measurement in the assessment of angiographically moderate coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: The angiographic images of moderate coronary artery lesions 359 patients enrolled in the study that had interpreted independently by three interventional cardiologists assigned as observers (O1, O2, O3)...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281727/atrial-electromechanical-delay-analyzed-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-is-prolonged-in-patients-with-generalized-anxiety-disorders
#7
Fatih Oksuz, Mikail Yarlioglues, Selcuk Ozturk, Fatma Duygu Kaya, Esra Oksuz, Sani Namık Murat, Osman Turak, Ibrahim Etem Celik, Alparslan Kilic, Alparslan Kurtul
BACKGROUND: It has been showed that psychological status is associated with the likelihood of atrial fibrillation (AF). Prolongation of the duration of atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) is known to be a precursor for AF development. AIM: Therefore, we aimed to evaluate AEMD in patients with anxiety disorder. METHODS: In this prospective study, a total of 82 anxiety disorder and 80 healthy subjects were enrolled. Symptoms of anxiety were evaluated by using the hamilton anxiety rating scale (HAM-A)...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181212/prevalence-and-characteristic-of-osafed-syndrome-in-atrial-fibrillation-primary-care-patients
#8
Jacek Wolf, Tadeusz Dereziński, Anna Szyndler, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes the most prevalent arrhythmia affecting up-to 2% percent of general population. Apart from well-established risk factors which increase the odds for the development of AF e.g. age or arterial hypertension, recent analyses indicated that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may independently, negatively modify arrhythmia occurrence profile. Concurrently, erectile dysfunction (ED) is commonly neglected, potent marker of cardiovascular risk which considerably worsens men's psychological state...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181211/post-infarct-treatment-with-pyr1-apelin-13-exerts-anti-remodeling-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-in-rats-heart
#9
Yaser Azizi, Alireza Imani, Hamed Fanaei, Safoura Khamse, Mohammad Reza Parvizi, Mahdieh Faghihi
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the main cause of mortality in the world. After myocardial infarction (MI) cardiomyocytes apoptosis and ventricular remodeling have been occurred. Apelin is a peptide that has been shown to exert cardioprotective effects. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate anti-apoptotic and anti-remodeling effects of [Pyr¹]apelin-13 in the rat model of post-MI. METHODS: 36 Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: (1) sham (2) MI and (3) MI treated with [Pyr¹]apelin-13 (MI+Apel)...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181210/the-differences-in-ecgs-interpretation-in-top-level-athletes
#10
Agnieszka A Jakubiak, Krystyna Burkhard-Jagodzińska, Wojciech Król, Marcin Konopka, Dominik Bursa, Dariusz Sitkowski, Marek Kuch, Wojciech Braksator
BACKGROUND: The Ministry of Health in Poland recommends ECG- based cardiovascular screening in athletes, but so far, there is lack of guidelines on preparticipation assessment. We compared different criteria of ECG screening assessment in the group of top-level athletes. AIMS: The aims were to evaluate the prevalence of ECG changes in athletes that necessitate further cardiological work-up according to three criteria in various age groups as well as to identify factors determining the occurrence of changes related and unrelated to the training...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150289/relationship-between-gender-and-clinical-characteristics-associated-factors-and-hypertension-treatment-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
#11
Katarzyna Maria Hanus, Aleksander Prejbisz, Jerzy Gąsowski, Marek Klocek, Roman Topór-Mądry, Wiktoria Leśniak, Marek Kabat, Danuta Czarnecka, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Andrzej Januszewicz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent meta-analysis indicate that the pooled prevalence of resistant hypertension (RHT) barely differed between sex. However differences between women and men with RHT in patients characteristics, associated factors and hypertension management are still not well-described. METHODS: In the cross-sectional questionnaire-based observational study we included 7306 hypertensive females and 5069 hypertensive males, ≥18 years old and treated for at least 12 months with antihypertensive drugs...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150288/the-impact-of-remote-monitoring-of-implanted-cardioverter-defibrillator-icd-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-crt-d-patients-on-healthcare-costs-in-the-silesian-population-3-year-follow-up
#12
Piotr Buchta, Mateusz Tajstra, Anna Kurek, Michał Skrzypek, Małgorzata Świetlińska, Elżbieta Gadula-Gacek, Michał Wasiak, Łukasz Pyka, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRT-Ds) is constantly growing. The use of remote-monitoring (RM) techniques in this group can significantly improve clinical outcomes, but there are limited data about the impact of RM on healthcare costs from a payer's perspective. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the impact on costs for the healthcare system of RM in patients with ICDs or CRT-Ds...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150287/complete-percutaneous-revascularization-feasibility-in-ischemic-heart-failure-is-related-to-improve-outcomes-insights-from-the-commit-hf-registry
#13
Łukasz Pyka, Michał Hawranek, Mateusz Tajstra, Jarosław Gorol, Andrzej Lekston, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Heart failure (HF) is the major cause of death in cardiovascular disease. In a post-STICH landscape, we lack data on the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in systolic HF patients. Complete revascularization remains a key unanswered question in ischemic HF. METHODS: The COMMIT-HF is an ongoing systolic HF registry (inclusion criteria: HF with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%, exclusion: acute coronary syndrome). A total of 1798 patients were enrolled...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150286/endogenic-erythropoietin-secretion-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#14
Anna Drohomirecka, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Szymon Kocańda, Krzysztof Kuśmierski, Piotr Kołsut, Krzysztof Kotliński, Aleksandra Brutkiewicz, Grzegorz Religa, Jacek Różański, Tomasz Zieliński
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency or inadequate EPO secretion in response to bleeding may result in profound or prolonged anaemia after cardiac surgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the changes in EPO secretion in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: Blood samples from 43 patients (mean age 65.1±7.6 years) were obtained before surgery and on the 1st, 2nd, and 6th day post isolated OPCAB. EPO levels ³4...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150285/cross-sectional-study-of-the-ankle-brachial-index-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-postmenopausal-women
#15
Paweł Wierzchowski, Tadeusz Dereziński, Arkadiusz Migdalski, Łukasz Woda, Beata Wąsikowska, Grzegorz Jakubowski, Arkadiusz Jawień
BACKGROUND: The incidence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular events in the female population has been on the increase. A: IM: To analyze the risk factors of a cardiovascular event and PAD in women and to assess the usefulness of the ankle-brachial index (ABI). METHODS: Evaluation of selected parameters in a cohort of 365 women living in the same district. The following data were prospectively recorded: weight, height, waist size, hip circumference, smoking, the Intima Media Complex (IMC), ABI value and laboratory results...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150284/renal-function-on-admission-affects-both-treatment-strategy-and-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-from-polish-registry-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
#16
MIchal Hawranek, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gąsior, Bartosz Hudzik, Piotr Desperak, Aneta Ciślak, Mateusz Tajstra, Tadeusz Osadnik, Piotr Rozentryt, Lech Poloński
BACKGROUND: Impairment of renal function (IRF) is an independent risk factor of myocardial infarction (MI). AIM: The aims of study was to determine if the presence of IRF affects the choice of treatment strategy in patients with MI, and if long-term mortality rates are influenced by the use of invasive strategy in patients with MI according to the grade of IRF. METHODS: Data from the PL-ACS Registry of 22,431 patients hospitalized for MI during 2007-2008 with an available estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) with 2009 Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) formula were included...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150283/knowledge-on-cardio-vascular-risk-factors-improves-effectiveness-of-rehabilitation-following-acute-coronary
#17
Wojciech S Kapko, Łukasz Krzych
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is clear association between knowledge on healthy lifestyle and intensity of healthy behaviours, especially among young people. We sought to verify this hypothesis among patients after acute coronary syndrome who were subjected to early in-hospital complex cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) by assessing relationship between initial knowledge on cardio-vascular risk factors and efficiency of rehabilitation. METHODS: 205 consecutive patients (153 man; age 62±9 years) hospitalized between 05...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150282/socioeconomic-status-relationship-with-coronary-artery-calcification-and-pericardial-fat
#18
Hussein A Nafakhi, Abdulameer Almosawi, Hasan Alnafakh, Widad Mousa
BACKGROUND: Little data currently exist supporting the correlation of socioeconomic status (SES) to markers of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. The main aim was to investigate the relationship of SES measured by economic status and educational level with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and pericardial fat volume (PFV) assessed by multi-detector CT (MDCT). METHODS: Two hundred twenty consecutive patients with suspected coronary artery disease who underwent 64-slice MDCT angiography for assessment of coronary atherosclerosis were recruited between January 2014 and March 2015...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150281/predictors-of-late-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation-a-meta-analysis
#19
Dajun Quan, He Huang, Bin Kong, Qi Li, Jiafen Liao, Guangji Wang
BACKGROUND: The recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cryoballoon ablation in drug refractory AF patients is high. Late-recurrence of AF has various predictors. The aim of the study was to explore the related risk factors that can effectively predict late AF recurrence after cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation. METHODS: The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched from 1 January 2013 to 1 August 2016, and studies were chosen that met the pre-stated inclusion criteria...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150280/galectin-3-is-associated-with-coronary-plaque-burden-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-severity
#20
Hamdi Pusuroglu, Umut Somuncu, Ismail Bolat, Ozgur Akgul, Vesile Ornek, Hayriye Ak Yıldırım, Emre Akkaya, Huseyin Karakurt, Aydın Yıldırım, Ayfer Utku Savaş
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is reported to be associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. Galectin-3 plays an important role in the regulation of inflammation, development of cardiac fibrosis and remodeling. A significant relationship between galectin-3 and the total number of coronary plaques and the macrocalcified plaque structures of patients with type 2 DM has been reported. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between galectin-3 level and coronary plaque burden as well as OSAS severity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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