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Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918197/educational-inequalities-in-mortality-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-norway
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Rupali Akerkar, Marta Ebbing, Gerhard Sulo, Inger Ariansen, Jannicke Igland, Grethe S Tell, Grace M Egeland
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic gradients provide an indication of mortality's preventable fraction. Given the high mortality associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), we explored the educational gradient in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in an AF patient population. DESIGN: We prospectively followed patients hospitalized with AF as primary discharge diagnosis. Patients were identified in a nationwide Cardiovascular Disease in Norway 2008-2012 project. The average length of follow-up was 2...
December 5, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841021/atrial-high-rate-episodes-predict-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#2
Jonatan Jacobsson, Pyotr G Platonov, Christian Reitan, Jonas Carlsson, Rasmus Borgquist
OBJECTIVES: Up to 50% of patients qualified for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have documented atrial fibrillation (AF) prior to CRT-implantation. This finding is associated with worse prognosis but few studies have evaluated the importance of post-implant device-detected AF. This study aimed to assess the prognostic impact of device-detected atrial high-rate episodes (AHRE), as a surrogate for AF. DESIGN: Data were retrospectively obtained from consecutive patients receiving CRT...
December 1, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881021/corrigendum
#3
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November 24, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875074/right-ventricular-dysfunction-after-cardiac-surgery-diagnostic-options
#4
Lars Grønlykke, Hanne Berg Ravn, Finn Gustafsson, Christian Hassager, Jesper Kjaergaard, Jens C Nilsson
Right ventricular (RV) failure after cardiac surgery is associated with an ominous prognosis. The aetiology of RV failure is multifaceted and the ability to recognize RV failure early is paramount in order to initiate timely treatment. The present review focuses on different diagnostic modalities for RV function and discusses the normal versus abnormal findings in RV monitoring after cardiac surgery and the limitations of the applicable diagnostic modalities. There are specific challenges in RV assessment after cardiac surgery due to a loss of longitudinal contraction and a concomitant gain of transverse contraction...
November 22, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854123/a-retrospective-analysis-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-treated-with-asv
#5
Arild Hetland, Kristina H Haugaa, Maria Vistnes, Kristian Hovde Liland, Margareth Olseng, Morten B Jacobsen, Thor Edvardsen
Objectives- The effect of long term adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) on cardiovascular mortality and admission rates in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) has not been much studied. The aim of this study was primarily to investigate whether ASV therapy significantly reduced these parameters. Design- We included 75 CHF patients on optimal medication and CSR ≥25% of sleeping time, in New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II-IV and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 45%...
November 17, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826985/impact-of-cavotricuspid-isthmus-morphology-in-cryo-vs-radiofrequency-ablation-of-typical-atrial-flutter
#6
Serkan Saygi, Hamid Bastani, Nikola Drca, Per Insulander, Christer Wredlert, Jonas Schwieler, Mats Jensen-Urstad
OBJECTIVES: Cryoablation (CRYO) is an alternative to radiofrequency (RF) for catheter ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) dependent atrial flutter (AFL). We aimed to study whether different CTI morphologies had different impacts on procedural success for CRYO and RF. DESIGN: This study randomized 153 patients with CTI-dependent AFL (median age 65 years; range 34-82) to RF or CRYO (78 CRYO; 75 RF). Biplane angiography (RAO 30º and LAO 60º) was done before the ablation procedure and isthmuses were classified as straight (n = 81), concave (n = 43), or pouch-like (n = 29)...
November 9, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735190/scandinavian-cardiovascular-journal-50-years-anniversary
#7
Knut Gjesdal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733069/current-status-of-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-therapies-from-surgical-concepts-towards-future-directions
#8
Sten Lyager Nielsen
Transcatheter mitral valve (MV) intervention has emerged as an effective treatment option for symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients considered to be inoperable or at high operative risk for surgical MV surgery. In primary mitral regurgitation, surgical repair is the standard of care. Transcatheter edge-to-edge MV repair with the MitraClip system has the largest clinical experience to date and offers a sustained clinical benefit in selected surgical high-risk patients. Surgery for secondary MR remains a challenge...
November 6, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808563/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-surgically-treated-type-a-aortic-dissection-patients
#9
Simon Fuglsang, Johan Heiberg, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Sussie Laustsen
OBJECTIVES: Surgically treated type-A aortic dissection patients are often restricted from physical exercise due to a lack of knowledge about the blood pressure increase. Our aims were to evaluate the hemodynamic responses during exercise, and to assess changes in peak oxygen uptake, maximal workload, and quality-of-life after completion of an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program. DESIGN: Three subgroups were retrospectively identified based on their different eligibility criteria...
November 3, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806642/the-international-registry-of-acute-aortic-dissections-irad-experiences-from-the-first-20-years
#10
Truls Myrmel, Magnus Larsen, Kristian Bartnes
An international collaboration on various aspects of acute aortic syndromes, IRAD or The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (2016). In this paper, we present important lessons learned during these first 20 years.
November 2, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624406/effect-of-permanent-pacemaker-on-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#11
Jonathan Engborg, Casper Riechel-Sarup, Oke Gerke, Hans Mickley, Niels Christian Sandgaard, Henrik Nissen, Axel Cosmus Pyndt Diederichsen
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established treatment for high-grade aortic valve stenosis in patients found unfit for open heart surgery. The method may cause cardiac conduction disorders requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation, and the long-term effect of PPM implantation remains ambiguous. Design One hundred sixty-eight patients who underwent TAVI from 2008 to 2012 were included. Patient characteristics, ECGs and PPM data were collected through medical records...
October 3, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615712/health-related-quality-of-life-after-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#12
Christian E Rex, Johan Heiberg, Kaj-Erik Klaaborg, Vibeke E Hjortdal
PURPOSE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TA-TAVI) is a well-established treatment for aortic valve stenosis in high-risk patients and indications have been continuously expanding to also include intermediate-risk patients. However, in low-risk patients, experiences are still sparse and although clinical outcomes have been shown favorable results, HRQoL has remained unexplored. The aim of this report was to describe the long-term health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in low-risk patients randomized to TA-TAVI or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)...
September 28, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615395/the-nordic-consortium-for-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-norcaad-objectives-and-design
#13
Arnar Geirsson, Anders Ahlsson, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Simon Fuglsang, Jarmo Gunn, Emma C Hansson, Vibeke Hjortdal, Kati Jarvela, Anders Jeppsson, Ari Mennander, Shahab Nozohoor, Christian Olsson, Anders Wickbom, Igor Zindovic, Tomas Gudbjartsson
OBJECTIVES: The Nordic Consortium for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (NORCAAD) is a collaborative effort of Nordic cardiac surgery centers to study acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD). Here, we outline the overall objectives and the design of NORCAAD. DESIGN: NORCAAD currently consists of eight centers in Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden. Data was collected for patients undergoing surgery for ATAAD from 2005 to 2014. A total of 194 variables were retrospectively collected including demographics, past medical history, preoperative medications, symptoms at presentation, operative variables, complications, bleeding and blood transfusions, need for late reoperations, 30-day mortality and long-term survival...
September 26, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615545/pre-and-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-cabg-patients-have-similar-prognostic-impact
#14
Espen Fengsrud, Anders Englund, Anders Ahlsson
OBJECTIVES: To study pre- and postoperative atrial fibrillation and its long-term effects in a cohort of aortocoronary bypass surgery patients. DESIGN: Altogether 615 patients undergoing aortocoronary bypass graft surgery in 1999-2000 were studied. Forty-four (7%) had preoperative atrial fibrillation. Postoperative atrial fibrillation occurred in 165/615 patients (27%) while 406/615 patients (66%) had no atrial fibrillation. After a median follow-up of 15 years, symptoms and medication in survivors were recorded, and cause of death in the deceased was obtained...
September 22, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380735/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-in-ischemic-heart-disease
#15
Jens Kastrup, Naja Dam Mygind, Abbas Ali Qayyum, Anders Bruun Mathiasen, Mandana Haack-Sørensen, Annette Ekblond
Although, treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD) has improved considerably within the last decades, it is still the main cause of death worldwide. Despite maximum treatment, many IHD patients suffer from refractory angina and heart failure, which severely limits their daily lives. Moreover, IHD is very costly for the health care system. Therefore, new treatment options and strategies are being researched intensely. Stem cell therapy to improve myocardial perfusion and stimulate growth of new cardiomyocytes could be a new way to go...
September 22, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650831/the-troms%C3%A3-study-1974-2016-forty-years-of-cardiovascular-research
#16
Inger Njølstad, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Henrik Schirmer, Dag Steinar Thelle
The rapid increase of coronary heart disease mortality in Northern Norway during 1951-1970 was why the newly established University of Tromsø decided to start a study to identify major operating cardiovascular risk factors. The first Tromsø survey in 1974 suggested that the relatively high cardiovascular mortality was associated with elevated cholesterol levels and high prevalence of smoking, while high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) was identified as a preventive factor. After 1974, six more surveys including both genders (aged 20 to 89 years) were undertaken...
September 21, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650726/strain-imaging-from-scandinavian-research-to-global-deployment
#17
Thor Edvardsen, Sebastian I Sarvari, Kristina H Haugaa
Knowledge about myocardial function is important for diagnosis, treatment and prediction of the majority of all cardiac diseases. Ejection fraction (EF) by echocardiography has been the preferred diagnostic tool for these purposes, but do have some important limitations. Strain imaging has emerged as a relatively new and important echocardiographic method that will give cardiologists incremental and additional information to EF in several important diseases affecting the myocardium. This paper will give the readers a brief overview on how and when the clinicians can use strain imaging by echocardiography in their daily practice...
September 21, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595335/octogenarians-died-mainly-of-cardiovascular-diseases-five-years-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Salim Bary Barywani, Max Petzold
OBJECTIVE: A substantial part of deaths and readmissions in octogenarians with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is assumed to be of non-cardiovascular causes. However, limited data on cause-specific long-term mortality and hospital readmissions are available. This study was aimed to investigate 5-year cause-specific deaths and re-hospitalizations as well as their prognostic predictors among octogenarians with ACS managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 181 octogenarians managed with PCI on ACS indication during 2006-2007 at Sahlgrenska University Hospital were included...
September 20, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595164/review-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-from-laboratory-studies-to-clinical-trials
#19
Vesa Anttila, Henri Haapanen, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Johanna Herajärvi, Tuomas Anttila, Tatu Juvonen
In remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) short periods of non-lethal ischemia followed by reperfusion of tissue or organ prepare remote tissue or organ to resist a subsequent more severe ischemia-reperfusion injury. The signaling mechanism of RIPC can be humoral communication, neuronal stimulation, systemic modification of circulating immune cells, and activation of hypoxia inducible genes. Despite promising evidence from experimental studies, the clinical effects of RIPC have been controversial. Heterogeneity of inclusion and exclusion criteria and confounding factors such as comedication, anesthesia, comorbidities, and other risk factors may have influenced the efficacy of RIPC...
September 20, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572422/genetics-of-cardiovascular-diseases-lessons-learned-from-a-decade-of-genomics-research-in-iceland
#20
David O Arnar, Karl Andersen, Gudmundur Thorgeirsson
In the past 10 years, large-scale genotyping has led to discoveries of sequence variants that confer the risk of many common and complex diseases. Due to pioneering work done, in large part, at deCODE genetics in Reykjavik, discoveries from Iceland have contributed substantially to key advances in population genetics. In cardiovascular medicine, a number of discoveries have been made, uncovering sequence variants that are associated with disorders such as coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, sick sinus syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, and ischemic stroke...
September 15, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
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