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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661489/comparison-of-the-effects-of-edoxaban-an-oral-direct-factor-xa-inhibitor-on-venous-thromboembolism-between-patients-with-and-without-cancer
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Satoshi Ikeda, Seiji Koga, Yuki Yamagata, Masamichi Eguchi, Daisuke Sato, Takahiro Muroya, Tsuyoshi Yonekura, Akira Tsuneto, Tsuyoshi Yoshimuta, Yuji Koide, Hiroaki Kawano, Koji Maemura
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent and serious complication of cancer. The current guidelines in the USA and Europe recommend low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for the treatment of cancer-associated VTE. In Japan, LMWH is not given for the treatment of VTE; instead edoxaban, an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, was approved for the treatment of VTE in September 2014. However, the efficacy and safety of the factor Xa inhibitor in cancer patients have not been fully elucidated...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655510/histopathological-validation-of-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-of-the-coronary-arteries
#2
REVIEW
Kenichi Fujii, Rika Kawakami, Seiichi Hirota
Optical coherence tomography (OCT), a catheter-based imaging modality for the visualization of coronary arteries, is widely used during percutaneous coronary intervention to improve the understanding of the anatomy of coronary artery stenosis and to elucidate the mechanisms of atherosclerosis. In this review, we provide a short description of the histopathological validations of OCT for visualizing atherosclerotic plaques and vascular healing response after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Because OCT measures the intensity of light returning from within a tissue, tissue having a higher heterogeneity of optical index of refraction, such as microcalcification deposition and foam cell accumulation on the luminal surface, may exhibit stronger optical scattering that appears as a thin-cap fibroatheroma image...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650400/corrigendum-to-serum-cystatin-c-levels-are-associated-with-coronary-artery-calcification-in-women-without-chronic-kidney-disease-j-cardiol-70-2017-559-564
#3
Hiroyasu Sugiyama, Toru Miyoshi, Kazuhiro Osawa, Takashi Miki, Yuji Koide, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650399/superiority-of-novel-automated-assessment-of-aortic-annulus-by-intraoperative-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-comparison-with-conventional-cross-sectional-assessment
#4
Nahoko Kato, Kentaro Shibayama, Masahiko Noguchi, Yu Makihara, Hiroshi Okumura, Kotaro Obunai, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao, Hiroyuki Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an alternative to multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) for aortic valve sizing in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, conventional cross-sectional analysis of aortic annulus by 3D TEE has some limitations such as lengthy analytical time. A novel software for automated valve measurement has been developed for 3D TEE. We evaluated the accuracy and analytical time of aortic annular measurements using this novel automated software in the clinical setting...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650398/the-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-the-setting-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#5
REVIEW
Yongcheol Kim, Thomas W Johnson, Takashi Akasaka, Myung Ho Jeong
In recent years, intravascular imaging-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been increasing in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) has not been established in the setting of AMI despite OCT providing superior resolution (10μm axial resolution) and facilitating assessment of baseline lesion characteristics and post-intervention evaluation of the acute result of stent implantation, including visualization of procedural dissections, malapposition, tissue prolapse, and thrombus...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627145/influence-of-hypoxia-induced-by-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-case-of-hypertension-and-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Shin-Ichi Ando
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has been recognized as one of the important causes or factors of worsening for various cerebro- and cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, a recent large randomized study and meta-analysis about the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) indicated no or only minor effects to improve the outcome of SDB patients. Accumulating evidence has indicated that the key factor of the link between SDB and cardiovascular diseases might be hypoxia caused during repetitive long apneic episodes...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625717/prospective-observational-study-in-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-rationale-and-design-of-the-all-nippon-af-in-the-elderly-anafie-registry
#7
Hiroshi Inoue, Takeshi Yamashita, Masaharu Akao, Hirotsugu Atarashi, Takanori Ikeda, Ken Okumura, Yukihiro Koretsune, Wataru Shimizu, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Kazunori Toyoda, Atsushi Hirayama, Masahiro Yasaka, Takenori Yamaguchi, Masahiro Akishita, Naoyuki Hasebe, Kazuomi Kario, Yuji Mizokami, Ken Nagata, Masato Nakamura, Yasuo Terauchi, Takatsugu Yamamoto, Satoshi Teramukai, Tetsuya Kimura, Jumpei Kaburagi, Atsushi Takita
BACKGROUND: Although anticoagulation effectively prevents stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), it has been underused in elderly AF patients for many reasons, mainly because of knowledge gaps regarding cardiovascular treatment of these populations with multiple comorbidities and poor prognosis. The objectives of the All Nippon AF In the Elderly (ANAFIE) Registry are to collect real-world information about the clinical status of patients with non-valvular AF (NVAF) aged ≥75 years, current status of anticoagulant therapy, and prognosis with/without anticoagulation to establish a database for this specific patient population that is increasing remarkably worldwide...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609877/impact-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#8
Sadamitsu Ichijo, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Yoshito Iesaka
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) promotes atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF worsens HF. This study aimed to investigate the long-term clinical outcomes after AF ablation in patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 106 consecutive HF patients, including 51 (48.1%) with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (HFrEF) and 55 (51.9%) with a preserved LVEF (HFpEF), underwent AF ablation. All patients underwent successful pulmonary vein antrum isolation, and substrate modification was added in 38 (35...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609876/covert-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-high-rate-episodes-as-a-potential-cause-of-embolic-strokes-of-undetermined-source-their-detection-and-possible-management-strategy
#9
REVIEW
Hirofumi Tomita, Shingo Sasaki, Joji Hagii, Norifumi Metoki
Cryptogenic ischemic stroke, defined as stroke of undetermined etiology, accounts for 7-25% of all ischemic strokes. Stroke severity is reported to be less severe than cardioembolic stroke and similar to large-artery atherosclerosis. Because its etiology is believed to be mostly an embolic type, it is often called "embolic strokes of undetermined source" (ESUS). In patients with ESUS, it is of significant importance to seek an embolic source with intensive diagnostic assessment, which mostly originates from the heart...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606415/effect-of-alirocumab-on-coronary-atheroma-volume-in-japanese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-hypercholesterolemia-not-adequately-controlled-with-statins-odyssey-j-ivus-rationale-and-design
#10
Junya Ako, Kiyoshi Hibi, Ken Kozuma, Katsumi Miyauchi, Yoshihiro Morino, Toshiro Shinke, Kenichi Tsujita, Kiyoko Uno, Yumiko Kawabata, Takafumi Hiro
BACKGROUND: Serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging can be used to evaluate the effect of cholesterol-lowering on coronary atheroma progression and plaque volume, with evidence of potential incremental effects with more aggressive lipid-lowering treatments. Alirocumab is a highly specific, fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). This study will investigate the effect of alirocumab on coronary artery plaque volume in Japanese patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and hypercholesterolemia while on stable statin therapy...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602649/time-dependent-depressive-symptoms-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-and-all-cause-mortality-among-the-chinese-elderly-the-beijing-longitudinal-study-of-aging
#11
Haibin Li, Nicholas Van Halm-Lutterodt, Deqiang Zheng, Yue Liu, Jin Guo, Wei Feng, Xia Li, Anxin Wang, Xiangtong Liu, Lixin Tao, Chengbei Hou, Yanxia Luo, Feng Zhang, Xinghua Yang, Qi Gao, Wei Wang, Zhe Tang, Xiuhua Guo
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms tend to fluctuate over time. Data on the relationship between time-dependent depressive symptoms and the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality among the elderly in China are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: A prospective cohort of 1999 subjects aged ≥55 years were enrolled in the Beijing Longitudinal Study of Aging since 1992. Depressive symptoms were assessed at baseline (0 years) and after 2, 5, 8, and 12 years, defined as a score of ≥16 on the 20-item Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602648/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-coronary-stent-implantation-individualizing-the-optimal-duration
#12
REVIEW
Leslie Marisol Lugo, José Luis Ferreiro
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with a P2Y12 receptor antagonist in addition to aspirin is the antiplatelet treatment of choice in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Despite DAPT being one of the most widely investigated treatment strategies in the cardiology field, its optimal duration after coronary stenting remains controversial. The balance between the possible benefit of preventing a thrombotic event and the risk of suffering a bleeding complication due to maintenance of therapy is of critical relevance to determine the duration of DAPT in a given patient...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599099/predictive-value-of-acute-kidney-injury-for-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-following-tricuspid-annuloplasty-a-comparison-of-three-consensus-criteria
#13
Mei-Zhen Wu, Yan Chen, Wing-Kok Au, Daniel Chan, Ko-Yung Sit, Kar-Lai Ho, Lai-Ming Ho, Yui-Ming Lam, Chu-Pak Lau, Tak-Mao Chan, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) is increasingly being performed, but the clinical outcome is unsatisfactory. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication following cardiac surgery and predicts outcome. Nonetheless the occurrence rate and prognostic value of AKI after TA are unclear. METHODS: This study reviewed 339 consecutive patients (age 65±11 years; male 42%) who underwent TA. The incidence of AKI was defined according to risk/injury/failure/loss/end stage (RIFLE), acute kidney injury network (AKIN), and kidney disease improving global outcomes (KDIGO) criteria, respectively...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599098/the-selvester-qrs-score-as-a-predictor-of-cardiac-events-in-nonischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#14
LETTER
Jie Weng, Bo Yang, Daqing Chen, Zhiyi Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599097/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#15
Gjin Ndrepepa, Sebastian Kufner, Magdalena Hoyos, Yukinori Harada, Erion Xhepa, Julia Hieber, Salvatore Cassese, Massimiliano Fusaro, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the use of high-sensitivity cardiac troponins (hs-cTn) to risk-stratify patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is limited. METHODS: We assessed the prognostic value of preprocedural (admission) and peak postprocedural hs-cTnT in 818 patients with STEMI treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Preprocedural and peak postprocedural hs-cTnT was measured. The primary outcome was 3-year all-cause mortality...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599096/antithrombotic-therapy-trends-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-stent-implantation-results-from-a-survey-among-fellows-at-the-japanese-college-of-cardiology
#16
Daisuke Fukamachi, Atsushi Hirayama, Katsumi Miyauchi, Satoshi Yasuda, Hisao Ogawa, Hiroshi Ito, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Antithrombotic therapy with oral anticoagulants (OAC) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after stent implantation, where dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is also recommended, is not established. Antithrombotic therapies prescribed vary widely among cardiologists and may change year by year, according to the accumulation of new evidence. METHODS: A questionnaire-based survey concerning the antithrombotic therapy prescribed for OAC-treated AF patients who underwent stent implantation was conducted from 2014 to 2016...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588088/the-etiologic-relation-between-disequilibrium-and-orthostatic-intolerance-in-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#17
Kunihisa Miwa, Yukichi Inoue
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic intolerance (OI) causes a marked reduction in the activities of daily living in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome. Most symptoms of OI are thought to be related to cerebral hypo-perfusion and sympathetic activation. Because postural stability is an essential element of orthostatic tolerance, disequilibrium may be involved in the etiology of OI. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study comprised 44 patients with ME (men, 11 and women, 33; mean age, 37±9 years), who underwent neurological examinations and 10-min standing and sitting tests...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588087/mechanism-and-management-of-cancer-associated-thrombosis
#18
REVIEW
Mikio Mukai, Toru Oka
Thromboembolism is considered to have a substantial impact on outcomes in patients with cancer. Although progress in cancer therapy and the advent of new anticancer agents such as molecular targeted drugs have improved the outcomes of patients with cancer, the incidence of cancer-therapy-related thromboembolism is increasing, and the management of this adverse reaction has become a major problem. Cancer is intimately related to thrombosis. Thrombus formation results from the complex interaction of various factors, such as tissue factors, coagulation abnormalities, activated platelet activation, activated adhesion activation, and endothelial cell dysfunction...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580665/low-t3-syndrome-improves-risk-prediction-of-in-hospital-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#19
Wen Su, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Man Wang, Hui Chen, Hong-Wei Li
BACKGROUND: Low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome (LT3S) is frequently seen in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We examined the association between LT3S and severity of myocardial injury and determined whether LT3S adds predictive value over thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) risk score for in-hospital cardiovascular (CV) death. METHODS: Of 2459 AMI patients, 529 pairs of euthyroid and LT3S individuals with similar baseline characteristics were identified using 1:1 propensity score matching...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566935/left-atrial-dys-function-in-patients-with-light-chain-amyloidosis-a-pathophysiological-model-with-challenging-prognostic-significance
#20
LETTER
Antonino Recupero, Gianluca Di Bella, Pietro Pugliatti, Cesare de Gregorio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
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