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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243858/atrial-fibrillation-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Mislav Vrsalović, Ana Vrsalović Presečki
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with adverse outcomes in terms of survival and morbidity. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and AF share several common risk factors and often coexist. Whether AF has a prognostic role in patients with PAD has not been extensively studied. HYPOTHESIS: AF is associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and mortality in symptomatic PAD patients. METHODS: Using MEDLINE and Scopus, we searched for studies published before December 2016 that evaluated cardiovascular outcomes based on the presence/absence of AF in a prospective manner with a follow-up period of ≥12 months...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243857/clinical-outcomes-according-to-symptom-presentation-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-fast-mi-2010-registry
#2
Etienne Puymirat, Nadia Aissaoui, Laurent Bonello, Guillaume Cayla, Jean-Noel Labèque, Olivier Nallet, Pascal Motreff, Olivier Varenne, François Schiele, Jean Ferrières, Tabassome Simon, Nicolas Danchin
BACKGROUND: Atypical clinical presentation in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients is not uncommon; most studies suggest that it is associated with unfavorable prognosis. HYPOTHESIS: Long-term clinical impact differs according to predominant symptom presentation (typical chest pain, atypical chest pain, syncope, cardiac arrest, or dyspnea) in AMI patients. METHODS: FAST-MI 2010, a nationwide French registry, included 4169 patients with AMI in 213 centers at the end of 2010 (76% of active centers)...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243836/the-long-term-prognostic-value-of-highly-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-i-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#3
Katherine Lee Chuy, Emad Uddin Hakemi, Tareq Alyousef, Geetanjali Dang, Rami Doukky
BACKGROUND: In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), detectable levels of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) using a highly sensitive assay have been associated with increased in-hospital mortality. We sought to investigate the impact of detectable cTnI on long-term survival following acute PE. HYPOTHESIS: Detectable cTnI levels in patients presenting with acute PE predict increased long-term mortality following hospital discharge. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, we analyzed consecutive patients with confirmed acute PE and cTnI assay available from the index hospitalization...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243834/outcome-of-octogenarians-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-afcas-registry
#4
Heli M Lahtela, Aissa Bah, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Wail Nammas, Axel Schlitt, Andrea Rubboli, Pasi P Karjalainen, Marco Proietti, Juha E K Hartikainen, Gregory Y H Lip, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: More evidence is needed on the optimal antithrombotic regimen in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). HYPOTHESIS: Octogenarian patients (aged ≥80 years) with AF who underwent PCI have worse 12-month clinical outcome, compared with younger patients. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of data from the prospective, multicenter AFCAS registry, which enrolled consecutive patients with AF who underwent PCI and stenting...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243272/chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
#5
Cheng Suh-Chiou, Rosa M Moysés, Marcio S Bittencourt, Isabela M Bensenor, Paulo A Lotufo
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide public health concern due to the increased prevalence the high fatalities related to heart disease in this population. Among novel cardiovascular risk markers, the coronary artery calcification score (CAC) emerged as an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to test if glomerular filtration rate or albuminuria are independently associated with coronary calcification. METHODS: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health is a cohort of men and women aged 35 to 74 years old addressing cardiovascular diseases...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243274/target-achievement-with-maximal-statin-based-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-korean-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-a-study-supported-by-the-korean-society-of-lipid-and-atherosclerosis
#6
Jaewon Oh, Chan Joo Lee, Doo Il Kim, Moo-Yong Rhee, Byoung-Kwon Lee, Youngkeun Ahn, Byung Ryul Cho, Jeong-Taek Woo, Seung-Ho Hur, Jin-Ok Jeong, Yangsoo Jang, Sang-Hak Lee
BACKGROUND: Data on treatment results of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are limited, particularly in Asian patients. HYPOTHESIS: We sought to evaluate the target achievement rate and associated variables in Korean patients with FH after maximal statin-based LLT. METHODS: We enrolled 146 patients with heterozygous FH, and 90 patients were finally analyzed. Patients were initially prescribed rosuvastatin 10 mg or atorvastatin 20 mg, and the regimen was adjusted to achieve the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) target of 100 mg/dL...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243273/long-term-use-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-nonsleepy-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#7
Faith S Luyster, Patrick J Strollo, Erik Thunström, Yüksel Peker
BACKGROUND: Excessive daytime sleepiness is a frequent symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and has been proposed as a motivator for adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. However, excessive daytime sleepiness is absent in many patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and concomitant OSA. We evaluated long-term use of CPAP and predictors of CPAP use in nonsleepy and sleepy OSA patients from a CAD cohort. HYPOTHESIS: Long-term CPAP use is lower in CAD patients with nonsleepy OSA vs sleepy OSA...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214653/administrative-billing-codes-accurately-identified-occurrence-of-electrical-cardioversion-and-ablation-maze-procedures-in-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-atrial-fibrillation-patients
#8
Alexa N Ehlert, Susan R Heckbert, Kerri L Wiggins, Evan L Thacker
BACKGROUND: Administrative billing codes for electrical cardioversion and ablation/maze procedures may be useful for atrial fibrillation (AF) research if the codes are accurate relative to medical record documentation. HYPOTHESIS: Administrative billing codes accurately identify occurrence of electrical cardioversion and ablation/maze procedures in AF patients. METHODS: We studied adults ages 30 to 84 who experienced new-onset AF between October 2001 and December 2004 in Group Health Cooperative (acquired by Kaiser Permanente in 2017), an integrated healthcare system in Washington state and northern Idaho...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178183/predictors-of-an-abnormal-postexercise-ankle-brachial-index-importance-of-the-lowest-ankle-pressure-in-calculating-the-resting-ankle-brachial-index
#9
David W J Armstrong, Colleen Tobin, Murray F Matangi
BACKGROUND: The postexercise ankle-brachial index (ABI) is useful in patients with suspected peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and a normal resting ABI. Our objective was to determine the independent predictors of an abnormal postexercise ABI. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that the lowest ankle systolic pressure to calculate the resting ABI would be associated with an abnormal post-exercise ABI. METHODS: Among 619 consecutive patients referred for suspected PAD, we calculated the postexercise ABI in patients with a normal resting ABI...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168986/skin-aging-parameters-a-window-to-heart-block
#10
Hisham Samir Roshdy, Mohammad Hassan Soliman, Ibtesam Ibrahim El-Dosouky, Soheir Ghonemy
BACKGROUND: Skin acts as a mirror to the internal state of the body. HYPOTHESIS: We tried to find the relation between skin aging parameters and the incidence of degenerative AV block. METHODS: This study included 97 patients divided into 2 groups; group D comprised 49 patients with advanced-degree AV block, and group C comprised the 48 matched control group. All were subjected to full history taking, thorough clinical examination, calculation of intrinsic skin aging score, and resting 12-lead surface electrocardiography (ECG)...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168985/association-between-diet-quality-and-measures-of-body-adiposity-using-the-rate-your-plate-survey-in-patients-presenting-for-coronary-angiography
#11
Lisa Ganguzza, Calvin Ngai, Laura Flink, Kathleen Woolf, Yu Guo, Eugenia Gianos, Joseph Burdowski, James Slater, Victor Acosta, Tamsin Shephard, Binita Shah
BACKGROUND: Diet is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease; however, dietary patterns are historically difficult to capture in the clinical setting. Healthcare providers need assessment tools that can quickly summarize dietary patterns. Research should evaluate the effectiveness of these tools, such as Rate Your Plate (RYP), in the clinical setting. HYPOTHESIS: RYP diet quality scores are associated with measures of body adiposity in patients referred for coronary angiography...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168984/transcatheter-vs-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-low-to-intermediate-surgical-risk-candidates-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Safi U Khan, Ahmad N Lone, Muhammad A Saleem, Edo Kaluski
The American and European expert documents recommend transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for inoperable or high-surgical-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. In comparison, efficacy of TAVR is relatively less studied in low- to intermediate-surgical-risk patients. We sought to discover whether TAVR can be as effective as surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low- to intermediate-surgical-risk candidates. Four randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and 8 prospective matched studies were selected using PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library (inception: March 2017)...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168983/reverse-cascade-screening-for-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-high-risk-chinese-families
#13
Xue Wu, Jing Pang, Xumin Wang, Jie Peng, Yan Chen, Shilong Wang, Gerald F Watts, Jie Lin
BACKGROUND: Reverse cascade screening is not commonly employed to detect new cases of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). We aimed to assess the outcome of this screening strategy in families in which the probands were children with severe FH. HYPOTHESIS: Reverse cascade screening is an effective method to detect new patients with FH. METHODS: Reverse cascade screening was undertaken starting from 47 index children with severe hypercholesterolemia; 39 were homozygous/compound heterozygous FH and 8 were heterozygous FH...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166545/occurrence-of-primarily-noninducible-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-after-radiofrequency-delivery-in-the-slow-pathway-region-during-empirical-slow-pathway-modulation
#14
Felix Konrad Wegner, Nils Bögeholz, Patrick Leitz, Gerrit Frommeyer, Dirk Georg Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Philipp Sebastian Lange, Julia Köbe, Kristina Wasmer, Gerold Mönnig, Lars Eckardt, Christian Pott
BACKGROUND: The first-line therapy for atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is catheter-based slow pathway modulation. If AVNRT is not inducible during an electrophysiological study, an empirical slow pathway modulation (ESPM) may be considered in patients with dual atrioventricular nodal physiology and/or a typical electrocardiogram (ECG). METHODS: We screened 149 symptomatic patients who underwent ESPM in our department between 1993 and 2013. All patients fulfilled the following criteria: (1) either dual atrioventricular nodal (AVN) physiology with up to 2 AVN echo beats or characteristic ECG documentation or both, (2) noninducibility of AVNRT by programmed stimulation, and (3) completion of a telephone questionnaire for long-term follow-up...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166543/transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-advanced-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#15
Rajkumar Doshi, Jay Shah, Vaibhav Patel, Varun Jauhar, Perwaiz Meraj
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative for surgically inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. Advanced kidney disease may significantly affect outcomes in patients treated with TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). HYPOTHESIS: TAVR is associated with better in-hospital outcomes compared with SAVR in patients with advanced kidney disease. METHODS: We identified our sample from the National Inpatient Sample between 2012 and 2014, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166536/clinical-investigation-of-left-ventricular-pacing-using-coronary-sinus-in-patients-with-mechanical-prosthetic-tricuspid-valve-replacement
#16
Kelan Zha, Kaijun Cui, Xingbin Liu, Yuan Fang
BACKGROUND: Although transvenous right ventricular (RV) endocardial lead placement is routine practice in clinical pacing, RV inaccessibility in certain clinical situations mandates the search for other sites. HYPOTHESIS: This study is aimed to verify whether left ventricular lead through coronary sinus is safe and efficient. METHODS: Based on a retrospective analysis of a single-center series of 4 patients with inaccessibility for RV pacing, we report on the feasibility and reliability of coronary sinus (CS) pacing via left ventricular (LV) lead, which usually is used in cardiac resynchronization therapy...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219251/an-unusual-myopericarditis
#17
LETTER
Clotilde Bailleul, Etienne Puymirat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219250/response-to-fragmented-qrs-complex-predicts-contrast-induced-nephropathy-and-in-hospital-mortality-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#18
LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833291/association-between-modifiable-lifestyle-and-the-prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-chinese-population-based-on-the-cardiovascular-health-score
#19
Yiheng Yang, Xu Han, Yue Chen, Lianjun Gao, Xiaomeng Yin, Huihua Li, Jing Qiu, Youxin Wang, Yong Zhou, Yunlong Xia
BACKGROUND: The Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Score was comprised of a series of modifiable lifestyle and health factors, which was published by American Heart Association in 2010. Its relationship with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. HYPOTHESIS: Individuals with a higher CVH Score had a lower risk of AF. METHODS: Participants ≥40 years of age were recruited from the Jidong community. Information regarding the following 7 CVH metrics, including smoking, body mass index, diet, physical activity, total cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose, were collected...
November 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805969/study-of-young-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-design-and-rationale-of-the-young-mi-registry
#20
Avinainder Singh, Bradley Collins, Arman Qamar, Ankur Gupta, Amber Fatima, Sanjay Divakaran, Josh Klein, Jon Hainer, Petr Jarolim, Ravi V Shah, Khurram Nasir, Marcelo F Di Carli, Deepak L Bhatt, Ron Blankstein
The YOUNG-MI registry is a retrospective study examining a cohort of young adults age ≤ 50 years with a first-time myocardial infarction. The study will use the robust electronic health records of 2 large academic medical centers, as well as detailed chart review of all patients, to generate high-quality longitudinal data regarding the clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients who experience a myocardial infarction at a young age. Our findings will provide important insights regarding prevention, risk stratification, treatment, and outcomes of cardiovascular disease in this understudied population, as well as identify disparities which, if addressed, can lead to further improvement in patient outcomes...
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