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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240566/a-practical-clinical-approach-to-utilize-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-primer-for-cardiologists
#1
Sundeep Chaudhry, Ross Arena, Deepak L Bhatt, Subodh Verma, Naresh Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is growing clinical interest for the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate patients with or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). With mounting evidence, this concise review with relevant teaching cases helps to illustrate how to integrate CPET data into real world patient care. RECENT FINDINGS: CPET provides a novel and purely physiological basis to identify cardiac dysfunction in symptomatic patients with both obstructive-CAD and nonobstructive-CAD (NO-CAD)...
December 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232249/clinical-trials-in-valvular-surgery-a-2018-update
#2
Bobby Yanagawa, Amine Mazine, Derrick Y Tam, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a growing emphasis on the conduct of large-scale, multicenter randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to guide decision-making in cardiac surgery. Here we review recent landmark RCTs in cardiac valvular surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: RCTs are the gold-standard level of data in medicine. However, there are unique challenges of conducting large-scale surgical trials including funding, blinding, generalizability, nonstandardization of the surgical technique, crossover, among others...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232248/endocarditis-in-the-setting-of-idu-multidisciplinary-management
#3
Bobby Yanagawa, Anees Bahji, Wiplove Lamba, Darrell H Tan, Asim Cheema, Ishba Syed, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the medical and surgical management of infective endocarditis secondary to IDU, with a focus on the underlying substance use disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with infective endocarditis secondary to IDU are often young with unique comorbidities including mental illness, chronic hepatitis C, HIV infection, which are often compounded by limited social and familial supports. The focus of management has been treatment of endocarditis using IV antibiotics alongside surgery...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227300/exercise-testing-in-heart-failure-a-contemporary-discussion-in-an-era-of-novel-diagnostic-techniques-and-biomarkers
#4
Kegan J Moneghetti, Jeffrey W Christle, Jonathan Myers, Francois Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to highlight recent advances in the field of exercise testing for patients with heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: The importance of assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and exercise testing in heart failure is highlighted in the consensus recommendation of the American Heart Association. Contemporary studies have validated the independent and incremental strength of CRF metrics in patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease...
December 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227299/blaise-pascal-and-the-evidence-on-the-use-of-multiple-arterial-grafts-for-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-after-the-interim-analysis-of-the-arterial-revascularization-trial
#5
Mario F L Gaudino, Marc Ruel, David P Taggart
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After the publication of the interim analysis of the ART, we review the contradiction between the large numbers of observational studies published on the course of over 25 years and the randomized trials comparing the use of single versus multiple arterial grafts for coronary bypass surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: The Arterial Revascularization Trial (ART) found no difference in survival and event-free survival at 5 years between patients randomized to receive one or two internal thoracic arteries at the time of surgery...
December 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206692/individualizing-the-care-of-older-heart-failure-patients
#6
George A Heckman, Robert S McKelvie, Kenneth Rockwood
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The heart failure epidemic is driven mainly by population aging and the improving survival of patients with cardiovascular risk factors. Aging heart failure patients are affected by multiple concurrent comorbidities and geriatric syndromes, the most important of which are frailty and cognitive impairment. The purpose of this review is to provide clinicians with practical advice on how to individualize the care of older heart failure patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Frailty and cognitive impairment are common in older heart failure patients...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194052/machine-learning-in-heart-failure-ready-for-prime-time
#7
Saqib Ejaz Awan, Ferdous Sohel, Frank Mario Sanfilippo, Mohammed Bennamoun, Girish Dwivedi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to present an up-to-date overview of the application of machine learning methods in heart failure including diagnosis, classification, readmissions and medication adherence. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown that the application of machine learning techniques may have the potential to improve heart failure outcomes and management, including cost savings by improving existing diagnostic and treatment support systems...
November 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194051/blood-tissue-and-imaging-biomarkers-in-calcific-aortic-valve-stenosis-past-present-and-future
#8
Mylène Shen, Lionel Tastet, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Philippe Pibarot, Marie-Annick Clavel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Calcific aortic valve stenosis is the most prevalent valvular heart disease in the high-income countries. To this date, no medical therapy has been proven to prevent or to stop the progression of aortic valve stenosis. The physiopathology of aortic valve stenosis is highly complex and involves several signalling pathways, as well as genetic related factors, which delay the elaboration of effective pharmacotherapies. Moreover, it is difficult to predict accurately the progression of the valve stenosis and finding the optimal timing for aortic valve replacement remains challenging...
November 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194050/update-on-the-management-of-acute-heart-failure
#9
Erin Rayner-Hartley, Sean Virani, Mustafa Toma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We provide a concise review of recent studies focusing on the management of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). RECENT FINDINGS: In well designed randomized trials, no mortality benefit has been observed with the use of diuretics, ultrafiltration, inotropes and vasodilators in AHF. Recent trials examining the role of novel inotropes and vasodilators as well as the role of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in the AHF population, is reviewed...
November 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135484/update-on-revascularization-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-coronary-artery-disease
#10
Fadi Hage, Ali Hage, Haissam Haddad, Bob Kiaii
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review explores the recent findings surrounding the evaluation and the treatment of patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease. It also shed the light on the gaps in this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgical revascularization in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy has the potential to offer symptomatic and survival benefits. SUMMARY: Patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease should be considered candidates for revascularization on the basis of their symptoms, extent of the disease, and comorbidities...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135524/a-palliative-approach-for-heart-failure-end-of-life-care
#11
Jane Maciver, Heather J Ross
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review discusses the integration of guideline and evidence-based palliative care into heart failure end-of-life (EOL) care. RECENT FINDINGS: North American and European heart failure societies recommend the integration of palliative care into heart failure programs. Advance care planning, shared decision-making, routine measurement of symptoms and quality of life and specialist palliative care at heart failure EOL are identified as key components to an effective heart failure palliative care program...
November 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135523/targeting-nonpulmonary-vein-triggers-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-is-the-game-worth-the-candle
#12
Ahmed AlTurki, Howard J Marshall, Riccardo Proietti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Triggers for atrial fibrillation are found outside the pulmonary veins in 12-20% of cases. The role of addressing these triggers during catheter ablations has not been well defined. Therefore, the aim of this review is to summarize the effect of ablation of nonpulmonary vein triggers in addition to pulmonary vein isolation across the spectrum of atrial fibrillation in patients receiving catheter ablation. RECENT FINDINGS: In paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, an inducible nonpulmonary vein trigger is an independent predictor of recurrence...
November 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095713/bicuspid-aortic-valve-associated-aortopathy-update-on-biomarkers
#13
Ashna K Maredia, Steven C Greenway, Subodh Verma, Paul W M Fedak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy is common and its progression for individual patients is difficult to predict. The present review aims to identify recent developments using biomarkers for the determination of risk and progression of disease in patients with BAV aortopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Novel rare genetic variants and epigenetic methylation signatures affecting non-cytosine phosphate guanine (non-CpG) and CpG sites, nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase and Sod expression may lead to improved prediction of the aortopathy phenotype...
October 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076870/transcatheter-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-more-to-think-about-than-just-closing-the-hole
#14
Michael L O'Byrne, Andrew C Glatz, Matthew J Gillespie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current controversies in the transcatheter device closure of ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASD). RECENT FINDINGS: Transcatheter device closure of ASD (TC-ASD) has well established efficacy and safety. For most individual patients with suitable anatomy, TC-ASD is the preferred method for treating ASD. The availability of large multicenter data sets has made it possible to study practice patterns at a range of hospitals across the United States...
October 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059076/remote-monitoring-of-implantable-cardiac-devices-current-state-and-future-directions
#15
Raj Ganeshan, Alan D Enriquez, James V Freeman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent evidence has demonstrated substantial benefits associated with remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), and treatment guidelines have endorsed the use of remote monitoring. Familiarity with the features of remote monitoring systems and the data supporting its use are vital for physicians' care for patients with CEIDs. RECENT FINDINGS: Remote monitoring remains underutilized, but its use is expanding including in new practice settings including emergency departments...
October 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059075/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-berlin-and-ventricular-assist-devices-a-primer-for-the-cardiologist
#16
Charlotte S Van Dorn, Devon O Aganga, Jonathan N Johnson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) has become an indispensable tool in the management of children with impending respiratory and cardiac failure. Though extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was classically the only form of support available to pediatric patients, considerable advances have allowed ventricular assist devices (VADs) to become increasingly utilized in children. This review provides an update of recent advances in ECMO and VAD management in children...
October 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059074/hereditary-arrhythmias-and-cardiomyopathies-decision-making-about-genetic-testing
#17
Clauden Louis, Emily Calamaro, Jeffrey M Vinocur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The modern field of clinical genetics has advanced beyond the traditional teachings familiar to most practicing cardiologists. Increased understanding of the roles of genetic testing may improve uptake and appropriateness of use. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical genetics has become integral to the management of patients with hereditary arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy diagnoses. Depending on the condition, genetic testing may be useful for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, family screening, and reproductive planning...
October 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049043/challenges-of-healthcare-administration-optimizing-quality-and-value-at-an-affordable-cost-in-pediatric-cardiology
#18
Mitchell I Cohen, Patricio A Frias
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to explore the paradigm shift in healthcare delivery that will need to take place over the next few years away from an emphasis on supply-driven health care to better quality transparent-driven health care whose focus is on the consumer's best interest. RECENT FINDINGS: The current healthcare system is fragmented and costs continue to rise. The best way to contain costs is to improve quality to the consumer, the patient...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049042/atrial-fibrillation-occurring-transiently-with-stress
#19
William F McIntyre, Stuart J Connolly, Jeff S Healey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atrial fibrillation may be detected in the setting of an acute stressor, such as medical illness or surgery. It is uncertain if atrial fibrillation detected in these settings (AFOTS: atrial fibrillation occurring transiently with stress) is secondary to a reversible trigger or is simply paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This distinction is critical for clinicians, who must decide if AFOTS can be dismissed as a reversible phenomenon, or if it signals the need for chronic therapy; in particular, anticoagulation...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049041/the-impact-of-lifestyle-intervention-on-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Kathryn L Hong, Benedict M Glover
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, attributable to several factors that may be amenable through lifestyle modification. There is emerging evidence to suggest that the successful management of several cardiovascular risk factors [obesity, hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)] can lead to fewer complications and atrial fibrillation prevention. However, the long-term sustainability and reproducibility of these effects have yet to be explored in larger studies...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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