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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629628/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-its-impact-on-systolic-ventricular-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-adults-with-a-subaortic-right-ventricle
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Annina Stauber, Céline Wey, Matthias Greutmann, Daniel Tobler, Kerstin Wustmann, Andreas Wahl, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo Buechel, Matthias Wilhelm, Markus Schwerzmann
BACKGROUND: In biventricular hearts the filling and contractility of one ventricle affects the performance of the other. In this study, we compared right ventricular systolic function and exercise capacity in patients with a subaortic right ventricle (RV) in relation to the presence of a left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of adults with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) or with a previous atrial switch procedure for complete TGA (D-TGA)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634037/clinical-benefit-of-drugs-targeting-mitochondrial-function-as-an-adjunct-to-reperfusion-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Gianluca Campo, Rita Pavasini, Giampaolo Morciano, A Michael Lincoff, C Michael Gibson, Masafumi Kitakaze, Jacob Lonborg, Amrita Ahluwalia, Hideki Ishii, Michael Frenneaux, Michel Ovize, Marcello Galvani, Dan Atar, Borja Ibanez, Giampaolo Cerisano, Simone Biscaglia, Brandon J Neil, Masanori Asakura, Thomas Engstrom, Daniel A Jones, Dana Dawson, Roberto Ferrari, Paolo Pinton, Filippo Ottani
AIMS: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCT) comparing the effectiveness of drugs targeting mitochondrial function vs. placebo in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing mechanical coronary reperfusion. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: RCTs enrolling STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and comparing drugs targeting mitochondrial function vs. placebo...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634036/the-influence-of-sex-and-age-on-ventricular-arrhythmia-in-a-population-based-registry
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Kimberly Styles, John Sapp, Martin Gardner, Christopher Gray, Amir Abdelwahab, Ciorsti MacIntyre, Dongsheng Gao, Mousa Al-Harbi, Steve Doucette, Chris Theriault, Ratika Parkash
BACKGROUND: Post-hoc analyses of clinical trials and population-based studies have shown no difference in mortality between men and women, but often show that men are more likely to receive appropriate ICD therapy. We utilized a population-based registry to investigate the interaction of sex and age and the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmia in an ICD population. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 776 consecutive patients receiving an ICD for primary or secondary prevention in a provincial ICD registry were studied...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629627/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-cervical-artery-dissection-and-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Manuel Cappellari, Paolo Bovi
BACKGROUND: To date, very little is known about the effects of direct oral anticoagulants (DOA) use in patients with cervical artery dissection (CAD) and cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). We present our initial experience with the use of DOA for CAD and CVT and an overview of the published literature. METHODS: From our database, we identified 4 patients who received DOA after CAD and 4 patients after CVT. Also, we analyzed the data reported for 45 patients who received DOA after CAD and 23 after CVT from review of the literature...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629626/left-atrial-accessory-appendages-diverticula-and-left-sided-septal-pouch-in-multi-slice-computed-tomography-association-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-cerebrovascular-accidents
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Mateusz K Hołda, Mateusz Koziej, Karolina Wszołek, Wiesław Pawlik, Agata Krawczyk-Ożóg, Danuta Sorysz, Piotr Łoboda, Katarzyna Kuźma, Marcin Kuniewicz, Jacek Lelakowski, Dariusz Dudek, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to provide a morphometric description of the left-sided septal pouch (LSSP), left atrial accessory appendages, and diverticula using cardiac multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and to compare results between patient subgroups. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety four patients (42.9% females) with a mean of 69.4±13.1years of age were investigated using MSCT. The presence of the LSSP, left atrial accessory appendages, and diverticula was evaluated...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629623/exploring-energy-loss-by-vector-flow-mapping-in-children-with-ventricular-septal-defect-pathophysiologic-significance
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Takashi Honda, Keiichi Itatani, Manabu Takanashi, Atsushi Kitagawa, Hisashi Ando, Sumito Kimura, Norihiko Oka, Kagami Miyaji, Masahiro Ishii
BACKGROUND: Vector flow mapping is a novel echocardiographic flow visualization method, and it has enabled us to quantitatively evaluate the energy loss in the left ventricle (intraventricular energy loss). Although intraventricular energy loss is assumed to be a part of left ventricular workload itself, it is unclear what this parameter actually represents. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the characteristics of intraventricular energy loss. METHODS: We enrolled 26 consecutive children with ventricular septal defect (VSD)...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622946/estimation-of-myocardial-flow-reserve-utilizing-an-ultrafast-cardiac-spect-comparison-with-coronary-angiography-fractional-flow-reserve-and-the-syntax-score
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Masao Miyagawa, Yoshiko Nishiyama, Teruyoshi Uetani, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Hayato Ishimura, Emiri Watanabe, Rami Tashiro, Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Teruhito Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Quantitative assessment of myocardial flow reserve (MFR) by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is challenging but may facilitate evaluation of multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We enrolled 153 patients with suspected or known CAD, referred for pharmacological stress MPI. They underwent a (99m)Tc-perfusion stress/rest SPECT with an ultrafast cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) camera. Dynamic data were acquired and time-activity curves fitted to a 1-tissue compartment analysis with input function...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615143/monocyte-macrophage-and-t-cell-activation-markers-are-not-independently-associated-with-mi-risk-in-healthy-individuals-results-from-the-hunt-study
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Thor Ueland, Lars E Laugsand, Lars J Vatten, Imre Janszky, Carl Platou, Annika E Michelsen, Jan K Damås, Pål Aukrust, Bjørn O Åsvold
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that circulating markers reflecting monocyte/macrophage and T cell activation are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in apparently healthy individuals. METHODS: Serum monocyte/macrophage and T cell activation markers soluble (s) CD163, sCD14, Gal3BP, sCD25 and sCD166 were analyzed by enzyme-immunoassay in a case-control study nested within the population-based HUNT2 cohort in Norway. Among 58,761 apparently healthy men and women followed a median 11...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629621/differential-effect-of-obesity-on-prevalence-of-cardiac-and-carotid-target-organ-damage-in-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Eva Gerdts, Maria Angela Losi, Andrea D'Amato, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Valentina Trimarco, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni de Simone, Raffaele Izzo
BACKGROUND: Whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with parallel increased prevalence of hypertensive vascular and cardiac target organ damage (TOD) needs further clarification. METHODS: We analyzed 8815 hypertensive patients without prevalent cardiovascular disease, participating in the Campania Salute Network, grouped into BMI classes (normal 20-24.9kg/m(2), overweight 25-29.9kg/m(2) and obese ≥30kg/m(2)). Vascular and cardiac TOD was defined as ultrasound plaque (intima-media thickness>1...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624331/long-term-detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-insertable-cardiac-monitors-in-a-real-world-cryptogenic-stroke-population
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Paul D Ziegler, John D Rogers, Scott W Ferreira, Allan J Nichols, Mark Richards, Jodi L Koehler, Shantanu Sarkar
BACKGROUND: The long-term incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke (CS) patients has been explored in carefully controlled clinical trials but real-world data are limited. We investigated the two-year incidence of AF in real-world clinical practice among a large cohort of patients with an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) placed for AF detection following CS. METHODS: Patients in the de-identified Medtronic Discovery™ Link database who received an ICM (Reveal LINQ™) for the purpose of AF detection following CS were included and monitored for up to 2years...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622943/cardiac-rehabilitation-costs
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Mahshid Moghei, Karam Turk-Adawi, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Paul Oh, Caroline Chessex, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Despite the clinical benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and its cost-effectiveness, it is not widely received. Arguably, capacity could be greatly increased if lower-cost models were implemented. The aims of this review were to describe: the costs associated with CR delivery, approaches to reduce these costs, and associated implications. METHODS: Upon finalizing the PICO statement, information scientists were enlisted to develop the search strategy of MEDLINE, Embase, CDSR, Google Scholar and Scopus...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622941/pre-hospital-ticagrelor-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-french-atlantic-population
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Guillaume Cayla, Frédéric Lapostolle, Patrick Ecollan, Olivier Stibbe, Jean Francois Benezet, Patrick Henry, Christopher J Hammett, Jens Flensted Lassen, Robert F Storey, Jur M Ten Berg, Christian W Hamm, Arnoud W Van't Hof, Gilles Montalescot
BACKGROUND: ATLANTIC was a randomized study comparing pre- and in-hospital treatment with a ticagrelor loading dose (LD) in ongoing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We sought to compare patient characteristics and clinical outcomes in France with other countries participating in ATLANTIC. METHODS: The population comprised 1862 patients, 660 (35.4%) from France and 1202 from 12 other countries. The main endpoints were reperfusion (≥70% ST-segment elevation resolution) and TIMI flow grade 3 before (co-primary endpoints) and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629624/the-protective-role-of-oestradiol-against-silent-myocardial-ischemia-and-hypertension-risk-in-south-african-men-the-sabpa-study
#13
Nicolaas T Malan, Roland von Känel, Hendrik S Steyn, Ruan Kruger, Leoné Malan
BACKGROUND: Oestradiol has a protective effect on coronary artery health in women but the effect it has on men, is controversial. A translational approach was followed to assess whether sex hormone levels are associated with silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) and hypertension risk over a 3year period. METHODS: Participants included 89 Black and 91 White men (aged 21-63years) participating in both phases of the Sympathetic activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africans prospective study...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624332/comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-with-cspamm-harp-for-the-assessment-of-global-and-regional-layer-specific-strain
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Daniel L R Kuetting, Andreas Feisst, Darius Dabir, Rami Homsi, Alois M Sprinkart, Julian Luetkens, Hans H Schild, Daniel K Thomas
PURPOSE: Layer specific strain assessment is increasingly being employed clinically. Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) Feature Tracking (FT) is considered to be an adequate alternative for strain assessment. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility of FT derived layer specific strain assessment. METHODS: CSPAMM and SSFP-Cine sequences were acquired in 38 individuals (19 patients with HFpEF, 19 controls) in identical midventricular short-axis locations...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624330/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-annuloplasty-confers-a-long-term-survival-benefit-compared-with-state-of-the-art-treatment-in-heart-failure-with-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Martin Penicka, Martin Kotrc, Tomas Ondrus, Yujing Mo, Filip Casselman, Marc Vanderheyden, Guy Van Camp, Frank Van Praet, Jozef Bartunek
BACKGROUND: Clinical impact of the minimally invasive surgical mitral valve annuloplasty (MVA) of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in systolic heart failure on top of the state-of-the-art standards of care remains controversial. Therefore, we aimed to compare clinical outcomes of isolated MVA using the mini-invasive videothoracoscopic approach versus the state-of-the-art (CON=conservative) treatment in patients with chronic systolic heart failure and symptomatic FMR. METHODS: The study population consisted of 379 patients (age 68...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622947/discontinuation-and-non-publication-of-clinical-trials-in-cardiovascular-medicine
#16
Alistair J Roddick, Fiona T S Chan, James D Stefaniak, Sean L Zheng
BACKGROUND: Appropriate dissemination of clinical data is crucial for minimising bias. Despite this, high rates of study discontinuation and non-publication have been reported among clinical trials. Cardiovascular medicine receives a substantial proportion of academic funding; however, predictors of non-publication among cardiovascular trials are not well-established. METHODS: The National Clinical Trials database was searched for cardiovascular trials completed between January 2010 and January 2014...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629625/what-exactly-regression-of-atherosclerosis-or-foreign-body-reaction-with-hyaline-arteriosclerosis-drives-transient-scaffolding-of-coronary-arteries-a-pooled-analysis-of-observational-absorb-studies-with-a-serial-multimodality-imaging-substudy-of-absorb-cohort
#17
Alexander N Kharlamov, John A Feinstein, John A Cramer, John A Boothroyd
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to estimate the trends of the artery remodeling after transient scaffolding. BACKGROUND: At least 2.62% reduction of the per cent atheroma volume (PAV) or plaque burden (PB) performed in ABSORB B trial at 60months. METHODS: The detailed multiple serial imaging evaluation was performed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in comparison with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA), multislice CT (MSCT) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) thru 24months in the ABSORB cohort B1 trial (n=45) with the pooled analysis in ABSORB A and B trials (n=131)...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610963/the-influence-of-night-time-hypertension-on-left-ventricular-mechanics
#18
Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Biljana Pencic-Popovic, Vera Celic, Giuseppe Mancia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) mechanics in individuals with daytime, night-time and day-nighttime hypertension. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 272 untreated subjects who underwent 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and complete two-dimensional echocardiographic examination including strain analysis. According to current guidelines, night-time hypertension was defined as nocturnal systolic blood pressure≥120mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure≥70mmHg and day-time hypertension as systolic blood pressure≥135mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure≥85mmHg...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610962/coronary-physiology-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-comparison-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio
#19
Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Carlo Zivelonghi, Anna Piccoli, Valeria Ferrero, Mattia Lunardi, Marco Barbierato, Francesco Caprioglio, Corrado Vassanelli, Flavio Ribichini
BACKGROUND: The functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) has not been validated so far, and the best strategy to physiologically investigate the relevance of coronary stenosis in this specific setting of patients remains undetermined. The aim of the study is to compare the diagnostic performance of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with severe AS. METHODS: The functional significance of 179 coronary lesions was investigated with on-line iFR and FFR measurements in 85 AS patients and compared with a control group formed by 167 patients (290 lesions) with stable CAD and without AS...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629622/optical-coherence-tomography-compared-with-fractional-flow-reserve-guided-approach-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-propensity-matched-analysis
#20
Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Mario Iannaccone, Ovidio De Filippo, Antonio Maria Leone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Zilio, Fabrizio Ugo, Enrico Cerrato, Massimo Fineschi, Massimo Mancone, Stefano Rigattieri, Nicolas Amabile, Marco Ferlini, Gennaro Sardella, Alberto Cresti, Umberto Barbero, Pascal Motreff, Francesco Colombo, Salvatore Colangelo, Roberto Garbo, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Corrado Tamburino, Antonio Montefusco, Pierlugi Omedè, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'amico, Geraud Souteyrand, Fiorenzo Gaita, Ugo Limbruno, Andrea Picchi
AIM: To compare in patients with ACS (acute coronary syndromes) a PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) approach based on FFR (fractional flow reserve) vs. one based on OCT (optical coherence tomography). METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients admitted for ACS and treated with a PCI approach based on OCT or on FFR (recruited in two different studies) were compared and matched with propensity score analysis. Target Lesion revascularization (TLR) was the primary end point, while major adverse cardiovascular events [MACEs defined as the composite of death from cardiac causes, non-fatal MI, clinically driven target vessel revascularization (TVR), or re-hospitalization due to unstable angina] were the secondary ones...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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