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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641292/the-incidence-clinical-significance-and-treatment-effects-of-depression-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-recipients
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Tomasz Podolecki, Robert Pudlo, Michal Mazurek, Monika Koziel, Ewa Jedrzejczyk-Patej, Joanna Boidol, Katarzyna Przybylska, Adam Sokal, Oskar Kowalski, Jacek Kowalczyk, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Zbigniew Kalarus
OBJECTIVES: Chronic heart failure (HF) is associated with significantly increased prevalence of depression. The aim of the study was to assess the incidence and clinical impact of depression as well as the effectiveness of depression treatment in HF patients. METHODS: A prospective interventional trial included 285 consecutive cardiac resynchronization therapy recipients. Patients underwent a psychiatric examination at the time of implantation and then it was routinely repeated at 3, 6, and 12 months after the procedure, and every 6 months thereafter...
June 23, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618423/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-the-carpentier-edwards-perimount-pericardial-bioprosthesis-in-chinese-patients-with-single-or-multiple-valve-replacement-in-aortic-mitral-or-tricuspid-positions
#2
Huiming Guo, Cong Lu, Huanlei Huang, Bin Xie, Jian Liu, Shaoyi Zheng, Ruixin Fan, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To report the safety and efficacy results of a 9- to 15-year follow-up investigation among patients who had received Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (CE-P) bovine pericardial bioprostheses (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) for valve replacement. METHODS: This retrospective study investigated freedom from structural valve deterioration (SVD) as well as survival and reoperation among different age and etiology groups in patients who were implanted with a CE-P bioprosthesis at Guangdong General Hospital between 2001 and 2007...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618414/failed-downregulation-of-circulating-microrna-155-as-a-marker-of-adverse-left-ventricular-remodeling-a-new-useful-tool-for-cardiologists
#3
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618412/failed-downregulation-of-circulating-microrna-155-in-the-early-phase-after-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-is-associated-with-adverse-left-ventricular-remodeling
#4
Sam C Latet, Paul L Van Herck, Marc J Claeys, Amaryllis H Van Craenenbroeck, Steven E Haine, Tom R Vandendriessche, Viviane O Van Hoof, Erik Fransen, Benedicte Y De Winter, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck, Hein Heidbuchel, Christiaan J Vrints, Vicky Y Hoymans
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA are noncoding RNA that have a significant role in both inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases. AIMS: We aimed to assess whether the inflammation-related microRNA-155 is associated with the development of adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling following ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were collected in the inflammatory (day 2), proliferative (day 5), and maturation phases (6 months) after STEMI (n = 20)...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618408/inflammatory-pathways-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-matter-of-prime-importance
#5
Gonzalo Luis Alonso Salinas, Marina Pascual Izco, José Luis Zamorano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618405/upregulation-of-circulating-mir-195-3p-in-heart-failure
#6
Xia He, Jun Ji, Tao Wang, Ming-Bang Wang, Xiao-Ling Chen
OBJECTIVES: Many circulating microRNAs (miRs) have been shown to have potential biomarker effects in cardiovascular disease. We studied the dysregulation of circulating miR-195-3p in patients with heart failure (HF) to elucidate its value as a potential biomarker for HF. METHODS: Eight ischemic HF (IHF) patients, 8 nonischemic HF patients (NIHF), and 8 healthy volunteers (matched by age and sex - normal controls [NCs]) were chosen for miR sequencing. The plasma RNA was extracted, and a small RNA library of HF was established and then sequenced using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614834/left-ventricular-mechanical-reverse-remodelling-not-followed-by-electrical-reverse-remodelling-a-case-report
#7
Sandra Amorim, Raquel Garcia, Teresa Pinho, João Rodrigues, Filipe Macedo, José Silva-Cardoso, M Júlia Maciel
Patients with severely depressed left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEFs) receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for the primary prevention of sudden death. However, in some patients, LVEFs may improve or even normalize over time, and these patients would no longer be qualified for ICD implantation based on the original criteria for which they have initially received an ICD. We report a patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy whose LVEF recovered to normal values after pharmacological therapy...
June 15, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609767/improving-outcomes-in-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-and-newer-generation-drug-eluting-stents-good-but-not-good-enough
#8
Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609765/transcatheter-treatment-of-aortopulmonary-window-with-a-symmetrical-membranous-ventricular-septal-occluder
#9
Hai-Xia Xu, Dong-Dong Zheng, Min Pan, Xiao-Fei Li
Aortopulmonary window (APW), the presence of a communication between aorta and pulmonary artery, is a rare congenital heart disease, and surgical intervention is the standard for closure. Recently, several cases have been treated with transcatheter device occluders. Here, we report an APW patient treated successfully using a transcatheter closure with a symmetrical membranous ventricular septal occluder. We are the first to report on a case treated with this type of occluder for APW.
June 14, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605744/a-clinical-case-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-the-clinical-suspicious-and-the-need-of-genetics
#10
Annamaria Del Franco, Francesca Gualandi, Michele Malagù, Alessandra Ferlini, Dang Xiao, Roberto Ferrari, Matteo Bertini
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a very rare genetic cardiac channelopathy, which has not been sufficiently studied yet. The first clinical manifestation has been described during the first decade of life, linked to strenuous exercise or acute emotion. The absence of structural heart disease and a family history of possible arrhythmogenic disorder generally guide the diagnosis towards a potential channelopathy. The opportunity to perform an extensive genetic analysis allows physicians to make the correct diagnosis and to optimize clinical management...
June 13, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605731/why-all-the-pushback-against-counterpulsation
#11
Phillip J Habib, Susan M Joseph
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601882/bioabsorbable-scaffolds-can-the-problems-of-dissolution-be-overcome
#12
Mary C Shields, Sheldon Goldberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578331/whole-genome-sequence-identified-a-rare-homozygous-pathogenic-mutation-of-the-dsg2-gene-in-a-familial-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-involving-both-ventricles
#13
Yubi Lin, Qianhuan Zhang, Zhi An Zhong, Zhe Xu, Siqi He, Fang Rao, Yang Liu, Jiaojiao Tang, Feng Wang, Hui Liu, Jiajun Xie, Hongmei Wu, Shuxia Wang, Xin Li, Zhixin Shan, Chunyu Deng, Zili Liao, Hai Deng, Hongtao Liao, Yumei Xue, Wanqun Chen, Xianzhang Zhan, Bin Zhang, Shulin Wu
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to identify the pathogenic mutation in a Chinese family with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) using whole genome sequencing (WGS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Probands II:1 and II:2 underwent routine examinations for diagnosis. Genomic DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood of family members and analyzed using WGS. A total of 60,285 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and 13,918 insertions/deletions (InDel) occurring in the exonic regions of genes and predisposing to cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias were identified...
June 3, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571039/johnny-can-t-read-and-it-is-killing-him
#14
Robert Chait
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571007/eplerenone-prevents-atrial-fibrosis-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#15
Lili Du, Mu Qin, Yi Yi, Xiaoqing Chen, Weifeng Jiang, Li Zhou, Daoliang Zhang, Kai Xu, Yiqing Yang, Chao Li, Yan Liu, Xu Liu, Sheng-Zhong Duan
OBJECTIVES: Eplerenone (EPL), an antagonist of the mineralocorticoid receptor, is beneficial for atrial fibrillation and atrial fibrosis. However, the underlying mechanism remains less well known. We aimed to investigate the effect of EPL on atrial fibrosis using a mouse with selective atrial fibrosis and to explore the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: EPL-treated MHC-TGFcys33ser transgenic mice that have selective atrial fibrosis (Tx+EPL mice), as well as control mice, were used for in vivo studies including histological analyses, Western blotting, and qRT-PCR studies...
June 2, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571004/health-literacy-readability-of-acc-aha-online-patient-education-material
#16
Karan Kapoor, Praveen George, Matthew C Evans, Weldon J Miller, Stanley S Liu
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the online patient education material offered by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) is written at a higher level than the 6th-7th grade level recommended by the National Institute of Health (NIH). METHODS: Online patient education material from each website was subjected to reading grade level (RGL) analysis using the Readability Studio Professional Edition. One-sample t testing was used to compare the mean RGLs obtained from 8 formulas to the NIH-recommended 6...
June 2, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554182/prognostic-significance-of-fragmented-qrs-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#17
Xili Lu, Wei Wang, Ling Zhu, Yilu Wang, Kai Sun, Yubao Zou, Tao Tian, Rutai Hui, Jizheng Wang, Lianming Kang, Lei Song
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between a fragmented QRS (fQRS) and clinical outcomes in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the prognostic significance of fQRS in patients with HCM. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2012, 326 unrelated patients with HCM (72% male with a mean age of 52 years) were included and were divided into 2 groups: those with fQRS and those without fQRS. RESULTS: A total of 105/326(32...
May 30, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514784/effects-of-intensive-statin-therapy-on-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-and-abnormal-glucose-tolerance
#18
Søren Auscher, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Jacob Eifer Møller, Kristina Hoeg Vinther, Jess Lambrechtsen, Kenneth Egstrup
OBJECTIVES: Abnormal glucose tolerance in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with greater mortality and adverse cardiovascular effects. As statins possess a range of beneficial pleiotropic effects on the cardiovascular system, we sought to assess the cardioprotective effects of statins on left ventricular function in patients with AMI in relation to glycometabolic state. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial, 140 patients with AMI were randomized to intensive statin therapy receiving statin loading with 80 mg of rosuvastatin followed by 40 mg daily or standard statin therapy...
May 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514775/metallic-and-polymeric-scaffold-too-soon-to-pension-the-drug-eluting-stent
#19
Davide Piraino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501871/percutaneous-closure-in-conal-septal-ventricular-septal-defects-fact-or-fiction
#20
Patrick M Looser, Harsimran S Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2017: Cardiology
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