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Current Opinion in Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617686/imaging-adult-patients-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#1
Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of current recommendations and techniques used to image coarctations of the aorta. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging of coarctation of the aorta in adults is moving away from conventional techniques such as echocardiography and invasive angiography. Echocardiography may assist in making the diagnosis but is limited in its ability to quantify the severity of coarctations. Current guidelines recommend that every patient with a coarctation must undergo a computed tomography (CT) or MRI scan for accurate delineation of morphology...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617685/adult-congenital-heart-disease-magnitude-of-the-problem
#2
Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To define the magnitude of problems faced by patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to identify unmet needs for this population. RECENT FINDINGS: The ACHD population is estimated to include more than 1 million people in the United States and continues to grow at a steady rate. Owing to the decline in early mortality in this group, modern medicine is now faced by the long-term complications associated with congenital heart disease such as chronic heart failure, increased endocarditis risk, elevated burden of arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, valvular dysfunction, and pregnancy...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617684/non-infarct-related-artery-revascularization-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-multivessel-disease
#3
Asim N Cheema, Shamir R Mehta, Subodh Verma, Akshay Bagai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Multivessel disease (MVD) is common in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with significant risk of future cardiovascular (CV) events including short and longer-term mortality. In this review, we examine the pathophysiologic construct contributing to adverse prognosis of MVD in STEMI, relevant available evidence that currently guides the management of the noninfarct-related artery (IRA) stenosis and define the remaining knowledge gaps for future studies...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614104/is-there-an-app-for-that-mobile-phones-and-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#4
Lis Neubeck, Susie Cartledge, Susan Dawkes, Robyn Gallagher
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advances in technology coupled with increased penetration of mobile phones and smart devices are rapidly changing healthcare delivery. Mobile phone applications ('apps'), text messages, and Internet platforms used alone or in combination are now providing interventions targeting people with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. The present article will review the emerging evidence regarding apps and discuss their potential role in providing secondary prevention interventions via mobile phones...
June 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590259/imaging-of-left-to-right-shunt-in-adults
#5
Nao Sasaki, Leo Lopez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Left-to-right shunts are commonly seen in congenital heart diseases. This review aims to review the anatomy, physiology, and imaging of the four most common left-to-right lesions in adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Reported late complications of left-to-right lesions provide guidance in follow-up imaging. Use of three-dimensional echocardiography helps not only in the diagnosis of these defects but also in assistance during device closure. SUMMARY: Noninvasive imaging plays a significant role in the diagnosis and management of left-to-right lesions...
June 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557866/imaging-adult-patients-with-discrete-subvalvar-aortic-stenosis
#6
Alexander R Opotowsky, Sarah S Pickard, Tal Geva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Distinction between discrete subvalvar aortic stenosis and other causes of left ventricular outflow obstruction has important implications for predicting natural history and guiding the timing and type of intervention. Imaging, primarily transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of adults with subvalvar aortic stenosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Most systematic research on imaging of subvalvar aortic stenosis has focused on echocardiography...
May 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557865/the-emerging-role-of-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-inhibition-in-secondary-prevention-from-clinical-trials-to-real-world-experience
#7
Amritanshu S Pandey, Harpreet S Bajaj, Vinay Garg, Avinash Pandey, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The recent advent of a highly efficacious class of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering agents, the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type-9 (PCSK9) inhibitors, has transformed dyslipidaemia management in patients with cardiovascular disease as well as those with familial hypercholesterolemia. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent positive results of the landmark Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects with Elevated Risk cardiovascular outcome trial with evolocumab as an add-on to statin therapy demonstrate further reduction of cardiovascular events...
May 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548989/imaging-adult-patients-with-fontan-circulation
#8
Salil Ginde, Benjamin H Goot, Peter C Frommelt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Survival after the Fontan procedure for palliation of single ventricle congenital heart disease has improved. However, adults with Fontan circulation are at risk for several complications including heart failure, thromboembolism, and protein-losing enteropathy. This review discusses the role of noninvasive imaging for surveillance and early detection of anatomic and functional abnormalities of the Fontan circulation that can impact the risk for Fontan failure over time...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538000/revascularization-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-an-update
#9
G B John Mancini, Michael Farkouh, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the management of patients with diabetes mellitus and requiring coronary revascularization. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence continues to show that patients with diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease represent a very high-risk group of patients. Choice of stent appears important for minimizing target lesion and target vessel adverse events with everolimus eluting stents having the best performance, particularly in patients being treated with insulin...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537999/imaging-the-adult-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#10
Jason H Anderson, Frank Cetta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with complete and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries commonly survive into adulthood and present with a vast array of clinical residua. RECENT FINDINGS: Echocardiography remains the primary imaging modality in the routine assessment of the adult with transposition of the great arteries. It provides a comprehensive anatomic and hemodynamic evaluation. Limitations to echocardiography include evaluation of the following: the systemic right ventricle, baffle patency following atrial switch procedure, coronary arteries following arterial switch procedure or Nikadoh, and multilevel right ventricular outflow tract obstruction...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505047/advances-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
#11
June Kampangkaew, Stephen Pickett, Vijay Nambi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and therapies aimed at lipid modification are important for the reduction of cardiovascular risk. There have been many exciting advances in lipid management over the recent years. This review discusses these recent advances as well as the direction of future studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent clinical trials support low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) reduction beyond maximal statin therapy for improved cardiovascular outcomes...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505046/south-asians-why-are-they-at-a-higher-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
#12
Anjly Jain, Rajeev Puri, Devaki R Nair
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We comment on the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asians (SA). The effect of various risk factors, for example biochemical, genetic, lifestyle, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial stress on CVD risk is discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: 'Prediabetes' is common in SA, but its relationship with coronary artery disease (CAD) is not significant unlike for the white population. At the same time, 'prediabetes' in SA is associated with an increased risk for cerebrovascular disease (CeVD)...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505045/resistant-hypertension-in-2017
#13
Sartaj Hans, John P Reilly
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (HTN) is a ubiquitous condition and cause for significant morbidity and mortality. Over 400 000 deaths in the United States are related to HTN every year, more than all the Americans who died through all of World War II. As many as half the patients with HTN in the United States have resistant HTN, a blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg despite three medications including a diuretic. It appears that the prevalence of HTN and resistant HTN is increasing over time...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505044/new-technological-devices-for-the-assessment-of-systemic-inflammation-in-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#14
Antonio Ivan Lazzarino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prediction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is of strategic importance for the primary prevention of one of the big killers in the world. Predictive models have a history of decades, but still the desired accuracy is not reached by any of the existing models. The inclusion of inflammatory factors in the models did not increase their accuracy. In this review, we discuss the possible reasons for that failure and we propose a paradigm shift. RECENT FINDINGS: Systemic inflammation is a very volatile phenomenon...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463894/antiplatelet-treatments-recent-evidence-from-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Birgit Vogel, Usman Baber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of selected randomized studies reported over the last 2 years evaluating antiplatelet therapies in patients with either acute or stable manifestations of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: From large outcome trials included evidence for reduced risk of ischemic events associated with use of ticagrelor and aspirin versus aspirin alone, albeit with an increased bleeding risk in patients with stable coronary artery disease and history of myocardial infarction...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463893/imaging-pathobiology-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-with-ultrasmall-superparamagnetic-particles-of-iron-oxide-an-update
#16
Umar Sadat, Ammara Usman, Jonathan H Gillard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide brief overview of the developments regarding use of ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide in imaging pathobiology of carotid atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: MRI is a promising technique capable of providing morphological and functional information about atheromatous plaques. MRI using iron oxide particles, called ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) particles, allows detection of macrophages in atherosclerotic tissue...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459716/the-importance-of-achieving-blood-pressure-control-what-is-the-target
#17
Hector O Ventura, Carl J Lavie
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July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441151/recent-clinical-trials-in-valvular-heart-disease
#18
Daniel Kiss, Saif Anwaruddin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With widespread adoption of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, there has been a change in the approach to management of valvular heart disease. New interest has taken hold in transcatheter therapies for valvular heart disease, as well as research into pathophysiology and progression of disease. Additionally, several key trials have further refined our understanding of surgical management of valvular heart disease. This review will elucidate recent clinical trial data leading to changes in practice...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426445/small-dense-ldl-an-update
#19
Philipp A Gerber, Dragana Nikolic, Manfredi Rizzo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarize the latest findings on small, dense LDL (sdLDL) atherogenic particles, including their associations with other biomarkers. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased sdLDL levels have been reported not only in different metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, but also in patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis as well as hypothyroidism. A wide range of lipid-lowering, as well as other drug classes, including novel antidiabetic agents and nutraceuticals, exert favourable effects on these atherogenic particles...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362666/dyslipidaemia-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-bad-for-the-heart
#20
Niki Katsiki, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality. These patients are also more prone to heart failure, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Furthermore, coronary interventions performed in such high-risk patients have worse outcomes. In this narrative review, we discuss the role of diabetic dyslipidaemia on the risk of CHD in patients with T2DM. The effects of hypolipidaemic, antihypertensive and antidiabetic drugs on lipid and glucose metabolism in T2DM are also considered...
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