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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092289/the-impact-of-obesity-on-heart-failure
#1
Alexander B Zhai, Haissam Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity, a growing global health problem, contributes to the development of heart failure. However, increased BMI seems protective for those with established disease, a phenomenon known as the 'obesity paradox'. In this review, we outline the mechanism through which obesity can contribute to the development of heart failure, explore the concept of obesity paradox, and highlight the challenges that obesity presents for advanced heart failure therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the mechanism underlying the obesity paradox is complex, meta-analysis shows that intentional weight loss through bariatric surgery can indeed improve cardiac structure and function...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092288/sutureless-aortic-valves-who-is-the-right-patient
#2
Amine Mazine, Christopher Bonneau, Dimos Karangelis, Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma, Daniel Bonneau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) has emerged as an alternative to traditional AVR for patients with aortic stenosis who present a higher surgical risk, such as the elderly, or those with small or highly calcified aortic roots. With transcatheter aortic valve implantation - the other major AVR alternative - being used in increasingly lower-risk patients, the place of sutureless valves in the AVR landscape needs to be defined. In this review, we discuss recent data and expert opinion as it pertains to the subject of sutureless AVR...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079554/latest-evidence-on-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-vs-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-stenosis-in-high-and-intermediate-risk-patients
#3
Fabien Praz, George C M Siontis, Subodh Verma, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to summarize the current evidence supporting the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in high and intermediate-risk patients. The focus is on the five randomized controlled trials comparing TAVI with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) published to date, as well as two recent meta-analyses. RECENT FINDINGS: TAVI has profoundly transformed the treatment of elderly patients presenting with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079553/end-of-life-decisions-in-heart-failure-to-turn-off-the-intracardiac-device-or-not
#4
Bilal Ayach, Amrit Malik, Colette Seifer, Shelley Zieroth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart failure is a significant public health concern around the world. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) have proven survival benefit. As patients progress to end-stage disease, management shifts to palliative care, and cardiologists are often confronted with how to best manage these devices. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies suggest that up to one-third of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator receive painful shocks in the last 24 h of life...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067716/what-s-hot-in-heart-valve-disease-2017
#5
Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067715/incidence-risk-factors-clinical-impact-and-management-of-bioprosthesis-structural-valve-degeneration
#6
Nancy Côté, Philippe Pibarot, Marie-Annick Clavel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Structural valve deterioration is the major cause of bioprosthesis failure and is increasing over time. We present an overview of incidence, mechanisms, predictors, clinical impact, and management of bioprosthetic valve structural degeneration. RECENT FINDINGS: Early degeneration caused by calcification and destruction of connective tissue of the prosthesis is controlled by multiple mechanisms, from mechanical stress to infiltration of lipids and inflammatory cells, and activation of the immune system...
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067714/innovations-in-tricuspid-valve-intervention
#7
Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Gilbert H L Tang, Subodh Verma, Bobby Yanagawa, Marc Ruel, David H Adams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tricuspid valve disease has received much less attention in terms of intervention. The main reason for this is the widely held belief that treatment of left-sided valve disease leads to resolution of functional tricuspid regurgitation. Recent data show that tricuspid regurgitation is not benign and that many patients will benefit from intervention at the time of left-sided valve surgery, or in isolated tricuspid disease. This review describes the latest surgical and interventional options and strategies...
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059841/insights-into-cardiorenal-interactions-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#8
Feras M Bader, Nizar Attallah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is one of the biggest challenges in the management of chronic heart failure. Despite the advances in medical and device therapy, high readmission and mortality rates continue to be a burden on healthcare systems worldwide. One of the strongest predictors of adverse outcomes in ADHF is renal dysfunction, referred to as cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) type 1. This review discusses some of the recently introduced findings related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this disorder...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059840/management-of-heart-failure-in-the-elderly
#9
Faisal Alghamdi, Michael Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart failure is a major chronic illness with no definitive cure. With improving healthcare and with an aging population in many countries, heart failure has become a common disease of the elderly. Pharmacological management of heart failure in the elderly remains a challenge. The syndrome of heart failure cannot be isolated from other comorbidities, which are very common in this population. The purpose of this review is to assist practicing clinicians to more effectively make decisions about management of heart failure in the elderly...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030440/subclinical-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-thrombosis-clinical-and-translational-implications
#10
Bobby Yanagawa, Amine Mazine, Deepak L Bhatt, Marie-Annick Clavel, Nancy Côté, Asim N Cheema, Philippe Pibarot, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A recently published study has alerted the cardiovascular community to the existence of a significant and previously unrecognized risk of subclinical valve thrombosis following implantation of surgical and catheter-based bioprosthetic valves. The purpose of this article is to review our current understanding of this new clinical entity and to identify unanswered questions and areas for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: Subclinical bioprosthetic valve thrombosis (BPVT) is a more common phenomenon than previously appreciated...
December 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005568/dilemma-in-the-therapeutic-management-of-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis
#11
Marie-Annick Clavel, Nancy Côté, Philippe Pibarot
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Grading of aortic stenosis is essential in aortic stenosis management patients. However, despite clear thresholds provided in the guidelines, up to 30% of patients have discordant grading of aortic stenosis. The management of patients with low gradients/velocity despite tight aortic valve area is challenging. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies demonstrated that patients with or without low flow may have a severe aortic stenosis despite a low gradient...
December 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984253/does-heart-rate-really-matter-to-patients-with-heart-failure
#12
Robert J H Miller, Jonathan G Howlett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Measurement of heart rate (HR) and rhythm is used to identify patients at increased risk of disease progression, guide selection of treatments and gauge response to therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Lowering HR with a pure HR lowering agent (ivabradine) in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and sinus rate more than 70 beats/min despite beta blockade has been shown to improve outcomes. Additionally, coadministration of ivabradine and beta blockade may enhance symptoms and HR control...
December 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926539/chemotherapy-related-cardiac-dysfunction-grey-area-in-type-i-and-type-ii-classification
#13
Rohit Moudgil, Haissam Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The main aim of this review is to address and challenge an old nomenclature of reversible versus irreversible chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction (CRCD) has been often characterized as type I or type II. Type I CRCD (e.g., anthracycline) represents a group of chemotherapeutic agents that has often been correlated with irreversible cardiac dysfunction. Conversely, type II CRCD (e.g., trastuzumab) represents a group of anticancer agents that has been considered as reversible...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875478/functional-mitral-stenosis-following-mitral-valve-repair
#14
Vincent Chan, Thierry Mesana, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the evidence describing functional mitral stenosis (MS) following surgical mitral valve repair. RECENT FINDINGS: Functional MS is an evolving concept and has been implicated in the repair of functional and organic mitral regurgitation. Following repair of functional mitral regurgitation, an elevation in peak transmitral gradient and pulmonary artery pressure has been observed under physiologic stress. These changes have been associated with worse functional status early after restrictive annuloplasty...
November 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861189/oral-anticoagulation-for-stroke-prevention-amongst-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease-an-update
#15
Andrew C T Ha, Atul Verma, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The majority of evidence on the safety and efficacy of oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention amongst patients with atrial fibrillation is derived from those without significant valvular heart disease. This article will review current knowledge, areas of uncertainty and controversy, and ongoing research on oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention amongst patients with valvular heart disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The rates of stroke, systemic embolism, and major bleeding were similar for patients with and without significant native valvular disease when treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or vitamin K antagonists...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861188/controversies-in-quantification-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-role-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Kim A Connelly, Edwin C Ho, Howard Leong-Poi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mitral regurgitation remains a common problem, and when severe, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, echocardiography remains the primary modality for assessing both mechanism and severity of mitral regurgitation. However, recent studies demonstrate that the echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation severity may be subject to variability as a result of semiquantitative parameters, dependence upon loading conditions and significant interobserver variability...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861187/genetic-testing-in-cardiomyopathies-an-update-on-indications-and-benefits
#17
Natasha Aleksova, Julie Rutberg, Martin Green, Haissam Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As rapid genetic testing has become increasingly accessible in a timely fashion, more genetic mutations are identified in inherited conditions such as cardiomyopathies. Understanding when to consider genetic testing is an important part of the management of patients whose presentations vary from decompensated heart failure to sudden cardiac death. RECENT FINDINGS: We describe the benefits of genetic testing for risk stratification of family members, prognostication of probands, and identification of novel disease-causing mutations and examine the possible role of genetic predisposition in seemingly acquired cardiomyopathies such as peripartum and anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906707/hybrid-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-current-approaches-and-future-directions
#18
Gianluigi Bisleri, Benedict Glover
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation has rapidly evolved during the past decade: although the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation via a transcatheter approach has been consistently successful, persistent and long-standing atrial fibrillation still represents a major clinical challenge with less favorable outcomes to date. Because novel, minimally invasive surgical approaches have been developed for atrial fibrillation ablation, the aim of the present review is to analyze the current evidence surrounding the integration of surgical and transcatheter strategies in a hybrid fashion for the treatment of atrial fibrillation...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902526/editorial-introductions
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January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898435/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-current-state-of-the-art
#20
Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Venkat Vuddanda, Valay Parikh, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The authors reviewed the seminal and more recent literature surrounding the major modalities for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure used in contemporary practice, with particular emphasis on safety and efficacy, technical challenges, and future developments. RECENT FINDINGS: Along with the continued practice of surgical left atrial appendage closure, which has evolved substantially with the advent of clipping techniques, a number of percutaneous methods have been developed to close the left atrial appendage with endocardial, epicardial, and hybrid approaches...
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