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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212603/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-cardiac-oxidative-stress-and-local-activity-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-and-renin-angiotensin-system-in-acute-myocardial-infracted-dogs
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Qiaoli Feng, Chengzhi Lu, Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li, Ravi Chandra Uppada
BACKGROUND: This study sought to evaluate the therapeutic effects of renal denervation (RDN) on acute myocardial infarction (MI) in canines and explore its possible mechanisms of action. METHODS: Eighteen healthy mongrel dogs were randomly assigned to either the control group, the MI group or the MI + RDN group. To assess cardiac function, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD), left ventricular end-systolic dimension (LVESD) and fraction shortening (FS) were recorded...
February 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209184/arterial-access-site-complications-after-use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-related-to-puncture-height
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Benjamin Sartorius, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Kambis Mashayekhi, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: To analyze differences of access-site complications related to the height of femoral arterial puncture and the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A subgroup of the FERARI study being treated by femoral arterial access and valuable inguinal angiography before implantation of a VCD were included. Inguinal angiographies were systematically reviewed by two independent cardiologists to determine the correct height of femoral arterial puncture...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202051/variability-of-radiation-doses-of-cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-tests-the-radio-evinci-study-radiationdose-subproject-of-the-evinci-study
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Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano, Marco Brambilla, Claudio Michelassi, Juhani Knuuti, Philipp Kauffman, S Richard Underwood, Danilo Neglia
BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary artery disease can accumulate significant radiation dose through repeated exposures to coronary computed tomographic angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission computed tomography or positron emission tomography, and to invasive coronary angiography. Aim of the study was to audit radiation doses of coronary computed tomographic angiography, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography and invasive coronary angiography in patients enrolled in the prospective, randomized, multi-centre European study-EVINCI (Evaluation of Integrated Cardiac Imaging for the Detection and Characterization of Ischemic Heart Disease)...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196523/does-improvement-in-self-management-skills-predict-improvement-in-quality-of-life-and-depressive-symptoms-a-prospective-study-in-patients-with-heart-failure-up-to-one-year-after-self-management-education
#4
Gunda Musekamp, Michael Schuler, Bettina Seekatz, Jürgen Bengel, Hermann Faller, Karin Meng
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patient education aims to foster patients' self-management skills. These are assumed to bring about, in turn, improvements in distal outcomes such as quality of life. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that change in self-reported self-management skills observed after participation in self-management education predicts changes in physical and mental quality of life and depressive symptoms up to one year thereafter. METHODS: The sample comprised 342 patients with chronic heart failure, treated in inpatient rehabilitation clinics, who received a heart failure self-management education program...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196484/comorbidity-depression-in-heart-failure-potential-target-of-patient-education-and-self-management
#5
EDITORIAL
Renato De Vecchis, Athanassios Manginas, Ewa Noutsias, Carsten Tschöpe, Michel Noutsias
The progress of the pharmacological and device treatment of heart failure (HF) has led to a substantial improvement of mortality and rehospitalization. Further potential for improvement may be heralded in the post-discharge management of HF patients, including patient education for self-management of HF. The study by Musekamp et al. is among the first publications providing evidence that improvements in self-management skills may improve outcomes of HF patients. It is concluded that multimodal approaches addressing comorbidities in HF patients with novel concepts, and by optimal and specific HF management, including patient education, may ultimately contribute to substantial improvement of HF prognosis...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196528/exploring-the-impact-of-financial-barriers-on-secondary-prevention-of-heart-disease
#6
Kirnvir K Dhaliwal, Kathryn King-Shier, Braden J Manns, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, James A Stone, David J T Campbell
BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary artery disease experience various barriers which impact their ability to optimally manage their condition. Financial barriers may result in cost related non-adherence to medical therapies and recommendations, impacting patient health outcomes. Patient experiences regarding financial barriers remain poorly understood. Therefore, we used qualitative methods to explore the experience of financial barriers to care among patients with heart disease. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative descriptive study of participants in Alberta, Canada with heart disease (n = 13) who perceived financial barriers to care...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196527/assessment-of-increasing-intravenous-adenosine-dose-in-fractional-flow-reserve
#7
David Sparv, Matthias Götberg, Jan Harnek, Tobias Persson, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, David Erlinge
BACKGROUND: Effects of increased adenosine dose in the assessment of fractional flow reserve (FFR) were studied in relation to FFR results, hemodynamic effects and patient discomfort. FFR require maximal hyperemia mediated by adenosine. Standard dose is 140 μg/kg/min administrated intravenously. Higher doses are commonly used in clinical practice, but an extensive comparison between standard intravenous dose and a high dose (220 μg/kg/min) has previously not been performed. METHODS: Seventy-five patients undergoing FFR received standard dose adenosine, followed by high dose adenosine...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196483/aortic-stiffening-precedes-onset-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-diastolic-dysfunction
#8
Ilya Karagodin, Omer Aba-Omer, Rodney Sparapani, Jennifer L Strande
BACKGROUND: Identifying which patients with diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains challenging. The goal of this study is to determine whether increased vascular stiffness as identified on 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) serves as a biomarker for the development of HFpEF in patients with diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: The study design is a matched retrospective case-control study. Subjects with diastolic dysfunction were divided into two groups based on whether they had a clinical diagnosis of HFpEF...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193165/cardiorenal-anemia-syndrome-and-survival-among-heart-failure-patients-in-tanzania-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Pedro Pallangyo, Francis Fredrick, Smita Bhalia, Paulina Nicholaus, Peter Kisenge, Benjamin Mtinangi, Mohamed Janabi, Stephen Humphrey
BACKGROUND: Cardiorenal anemia syndrome (CRAS) is an evolving global epidemic associated with increased morbimortality and cost of care. The management of patients with CRAS remains a challenging undertaking worldwide and the lack of evidence-based clinical guidelines adds to the challenge. We aimed to explore the prevalence and survival rates of heart failure patients with CRAS in Tanzania. METHODS: We screened 789 patients and consecutively recruited 463 who met the inclusion criteria...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193176/telemonitoring-and-or-self-monitoring-of-blood-pressure-in-hypertension-tasminh4-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marloes Franssen, Andrew Farmer, Sabrina Grant, Sheila Greenfield, Carl Heneghan, Richard Hobbs, James Hodgkinson, Susan Jowett, Jonathan Mant, Una Martin, Siobhan Milner, Mark Monahan, Emma Ogburn, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Claire Schwartz, Ly-Mee Yu, Richard J McManus
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of hypertension is associated with lower systolic blood pressure (SBP). However, evidence for the use of self-monitoring to titrate antihypertensive medication by physicians is equivocal. Furthermore, there is some evidence for the efficacy of telemonitoring in the management of hypertension but it is not clear what this adds over and above self-monitoring. This trial aims to evaluate whether GP led antihypertensive titration using self-monitoring results in lower SBP compared to usual care and whether telemonitoring adds anything to self-monitoring alone...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183285/early-detection-of-myocardial-infarction-following-blunt-chest-trauma-by-computed-tomography-a-case-report
#11
Thung-Lip Lee, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Chen-Hsiang Shih, Huai-Wen Liang, Hsing-Shan Tsai, Wei-Kung Tseng, Kwan-Lih Hsu
BACKGROUND: Blunt cardiac trauma encompasses a wide range of clinical entities, including myocardial contusion, cardiac rupture, valve avulsion, pericardial injuries, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction. Acute myocardial infarction due to coronary artery dissection after blunt chest trauma is rare and may be life threatening. Differential diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction from cardiac contusion at this setting is not easy. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we demonstrated a case of blunt chest trauma, with computed tomography detected myocardium enhancement defect early at emergency department...
February 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183271/association-in-a-chinese-population-of-a-genetic-variation-in-the-early-b-cell-factor-1-gene-with-coronary-artery-disease
#12
Yafei Li, Zhiyong Xie, Lei Chen, Jianjun Yan, Yao Ma, Liansheng Wang, Zhong Chen
BACKGROUND: Early B-cell factor 1 (EBF1) is a transcription factor expressed primarily during early B cell development. Previous studies have shown EBF1 regulates blood glucose and lipid metabolism in mice with diabetes and central adiposity. Recently, a genetic variation (rs36071027) located in an EBF1 gene intron was associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness. However, whether this polymorphism is actually linked with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its severity remains unclear...
February 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178928/measurement-of-blood-pressure-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-hypertension-in-different-ethnic-groups-one-size-fits-all
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Paramjit Gill, M Sayeed Haque, Una Martin, Jonathan Mant, Mohammed A Mohammed, Gurdip Heer, Amanpreet Johal, Ramandeep Kaur, Claire Schwartz, Sally Wood, Sheila M Greenfield, Richard J McManus
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and prevalence varies by ethnic group. The diagnosis and management of blood pressure are informed by guidelines largely based on data from white populations. This study addressed whether accuracy of blood pressure measurement in terms of diagnosis of hypertension varies by ethnicity by comparing two measurement modalities (clinic blood pressure and home monitoring) with a reference standard of ambulatory BP monitoring in three ethnic groups...
February 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173757/secondary-prevention-strategies-after-an-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-ami-code-era-beyond-myocardial-mechanical-reperfusion
#14
Núria Ribas, Cosme García-García, Oona Meroño, Lluís Recasens, Silvia Pérez-Fernández, Víctor Bazán, Neus Salvatella, Julio Martí-Almor, Jordi Bruguera, Roberto Elosua
BACKGROUND: The AMI code is a regional network enhancing a rapid and widespread access to reperfusion therapy (giving priority to primary angioplasty) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to assess the long-term control of conventional cardiovascular risk factors after a STEMI among patients included in the AMI code registry. DESIGN AND METHODS: Four hundred and fifty-four patients were prospectively included between June-2009 and April-2013...
February 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173750/mortality-and-morbidity-trends-after-the-first-year-in-survivors-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review
#15
Saga Johansson, Annika Rosengren, Kate Young, Em Jennings
BACKGROUND: Most studies of outcomes after myocardial infarction (MI) focus on the acute phase after the index event. We assessed mortality and morbidity trends after the first year in survivors of acute MI, by conducting a systematic literature review. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted in Embase, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to identify epidemiological studies of long-term (>10 years) mortality and morbidity trends in individuals who had experienced an acute MI more than 1 year previously...
February 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158996/igg4-positive-cell-infiltration-in-various-cardiovascular-disorders-results-from-histopathological-analysis-of-surgical-samples
#16
Ryoto Hourai, Satomi Kasashima, Koichi Sohmiya, Yohei Yamauchi, Hideki Ozawa, Yoshinobu Hirose, Yasuhiro Ogino, Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Shu-Ichi Fujita, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD), in general, depends on serum IgG4 concentrations and histopathological findings; therefore, diagnosis of IgG4-RD in cardiovascular organs/tissues is often difficult owing to the risk of tissue sampling. METHODS: Prevalence of IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic infiltration in 103 consecutive cardiovascular surgical samples from 98 patients with various cardiovascular diseases was analyzed immunohistochemically...
February 3, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143450/the-association-between-periodontal-disease-and-the-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-a-pooled-analysis-of-observational-studies
#17
Shuai Xu, Mingbao Song, Yu Xiong, Xi Liu, Yongming He, Zhexue Qin
BACKGROUND: Several meta-analyses have indicated that periodontal disease (PD) are related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, the association between PD and myocardial infarction (MI) remains controversial. Here we aimed to assess the association between PD and MI by meta-analysis of observational studies. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched through July, 2016. Observational studies including cohort, cross-sectional and case-control studies reporting odds ratio (OR) or relative risk (RR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were included in the analysis...
February 1, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143406/vitamin-c-for-preventing-atrial-fibrillation-in-high-risk-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Harri Hemilä, Timo Suonsyrjä
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF), a common arrhythmia contributing substantially to cardiac morbidity, is associated with oxidative stress and, being an antioxidant, vitamin C might influence it. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane CENTRAL Register, MEDLINE, and Scopus databases for randomised trials on vitamin C that measured AF as an outcome in high risk patients. The two authors independently assessed the trials for inclusion, assessed the risk of bias, and extracted data...
February 1, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143410/correlations-of-serum-cystatin-c-and-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-vascular-lesions-and-severity-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
#19
Jinjin Zhang, Xianhao Wu, Peizhen Gao, Pingping Yan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of cystatin C (CysC) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) regarding vascular lesions and their severity in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: According to the results of coronary angiography, 195 ACS patients were divided into a single-vascular-lesion group (91 cases), a dual-vascular-lesion group (67 cases), and a multiple-vascular-lesion group (37 cases) to assess the severity of coronary artery disease according to Gensini scores and to analyze the correlations of CysC and eGFR level with vascular lesions and severity in ACS patients...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143388/effects-of-cardiac-telerehabilitation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-using-a-personalised-patient-centred-web-application-protocol-for-the-smartcare-cad-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Rutger W M Brouwers, Jos J Kraal, Simone C J Traa, Ruud F Spee, Laurence M L C Oostveen, Hareld M C Kemps
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation has beneficial effects on morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease, but is vastly underutilised and short-term improvements are often not sustained. Telerehabilitation has the potential to overcome these barriers, but its superiority has not been convincingly demonstrated yet. This may be due to insufficient focus on behavioural change and development of patients' self-management skills. Moreover, potentially beneficial communication methods, such as internet and video consultation, are rarely used...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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