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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096615/control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-its-determinants-in-the-general-population-findings-from-the-staab-cohort-study
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Theresa Tiffe, Martin Wagner, Viktoria Rücker, Caroline Morbach, Götz Gelbrich, Stefan Störk, Peter U Heuschmann
BACKGROUND: While data from primary care suggest an insufficient control of vascular risk factors, little is known about vascular risk factor control in the general population. We therefore aimed to investigate the adoption of adequate risk factor control and its determinants in the general population free of cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Data from the Characteristics and Course of Heart Failure Stages A-B and Determinants of Progression (STAAB) Cohort Study, a population-based study of inhabitants aged 30 to 79 years from the general population of Würzburg (Germany), were used...
November 2, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096604/predicting-operative-mortality-in-octogenarians-for-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Jessica G Y Luc, Michelle M Graham, Colleen M Norris, Sadek Al Shouli, Yugmel S Nijjar, Steven R Meyer
BACKGROUND: Available cardiac surgery risk scores have not been validated in octogenarians. Our objective was to compare the predictive ability of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score, EuroSCORE I, and EuroSCORE II in elderly patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). METHODS: All patients who underwent isolated CABG (2002 - 2008) were identified from the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry...
November 2, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084522/vitamin-d3-repletion-versus-placebo-as-adjunctive-treatment-of-heart-failure-patient-quality-of-life-and-hormonal-indices-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#3
Heidi D Moretti, Vincent J Colucci, Bradley D Berry
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D status may influence heart failure (HF) patient outcomes by affecting b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), parathyroid hormone (PTH), and enhancing cardiac contractility. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with morbidity and mortality in HF patients. The objective of this study was to determine if vitamin D3 at a comparatively high dose would replete 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) stores, improve BNP, PTH, cardiopulmonary function, reduce inflammatory markers, and improve quality of life (QOL) in HF patients...
October 30, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084507/fluid-upstream-shear-stress-of-rabbit-aortic-stenosis-inhibits-neointimal-hyperplasia-by-promoting-endothelization-after-balloon-injury
#4
Jinxue Liu, Yucheng Peng, Junxing Lai, Weidong Gao, Anjian Song, Gaoxing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is associated with disturbed blood flow characterized by low and oscillatory shear stress (SS), however, few study directly links SS to neointimal hyperplasia in animal model. This study was focused on the effects of changed SS upon the neointimal hyperplasia which responded to balloon injury in a novel rabbit model with partially-constricted abdominal aorta. METHODS: We established a rabbit model subjected to partial abdominal aortic constriction with a cylinder-shaped cannula as a model of disturbed flow, which was similar to the hemodynamic features of stenosis caused by atherosclerosis plaque...
October 30, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065851/the-protective-effect-of-activating-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway-on-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-after-coronary-microembolization-in-rats
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Jiabao Liang, Lang Li, Yuhan Sun, Wenkai He, Xiantao Wang, Qiang Su
BACKGROUND: Myocardial apoptosis is closely related to myocardial injury caused by coronary microembolization (CME).Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like (Nrf2) has been taken into account as an inhibitor of apoptosis in various tissues. Thus, this research aims to investigate which part Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway plays in myocardial apoptosis process following the effect of CME on rats. METHODS: Separate 40 rats then form them into a group of shame, a group of CME, a group of CME plus AAV-Nrf2(AAV-Nrf2 (CME) group) and a group of CME plus AAV-control (AAV-control (CME) group) stochastically and averagely...
October 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047374/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-the-subclinical-impairments-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study-in-central-south-china
#6
Ya-Qin Wang, Chang-Fa Wang, Ling Zhu, Hong Yuan, Liu-Xin Wu, Zhi-Heng Chen
BACKGROUND: Ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) is related to a low cardiovascular disease risk profile. This study aimed to investigate CVH metrics with both the biomarkers and markers of subclinical impairments of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in subjects from central south China. METHODS: The ideal CVH score (non-smoking status; ideal body mass index; regular physical activity; healthy diet; and an optimal serum cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose profile; 1 point for each; total score: 0-7) was collected from 3009 participants without a history of CVDs...
October 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047360/comparison-of-circulating-dendritic-cell-and-monocyte-subsets-at-different-stages-of-atherosclerosis-insights-from-optical-coherence-tomography
#7
Jianhui Zhuang, Yang Han, Dachun Xu, Guofu Zhu, Shekhar Singh, Luoman Chen, Mengyun Zhu, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu, Xiankai Li
BACKGROUND: While specific patterns of circulating dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes are associated with the incidence of coronary artery disease, the characterization of circulating DC and monocyte subsets in patients with different stages of atherosclerosis remains unclear. METHODS: Forty-eight patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP) diagnosed by angiography were enrolled. Likewise, 31 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were enrolled and confirmed with the presence of thrombosis by angiography...
October 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047330/deletion-of-the-nr4a-nuclear-receptor-nor1-in-hematopoietic-stem-cells-reduces-inflammation-but-not-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-formation
#8
Hua Qing, Karrie L Jones, Elizabeth B Heywood, Hong Lu, Alan Daugherty, Dennis Bruemmer
BACKGROUND: The NR4A3 orphan nuclear hormone receptor, NOR1, functions as a constitutively active transcription factor to regulate inflammation, proliferation, and cell survival during pathological vascular remodeling. Inflammatory processes represent key mechanisms leading to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation. However, a role of NOR1 in AAA formation has not been investigated previously. METHODS: Inflammatory gene expression was analyzed in bone marrow-derived macrophages isolated from NOR1-deficient mice...
October 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041913/detrimental-effects-of-specific-periodontopathic-bacterial-infection-on-tachyarrhythmia-compared-to-bradyarrhythmia
#9
Norio Aoyama, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Naho Kobayashi, Tomoya Hanatani, Norihiko Ashigaki, Asuka Yoshida, Yuka Shiheido, Hiroki Sato, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Akazawa, Issei Komuro, Masato Minabe, Yuichi Izumi, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: Tachyarrhythmia (TA) and bradyarrhythmia (BA) are cardiac rhythm disorders that result in the decline of quality of life. While patients with periodontitis are at a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), little causal information between TA and BA has been provided to date. To assess the relationship, periodontal bacterial infection in patients with TA or BA was evaluated. METHODS: The subjects were patients with TA (n = 98) or BA (n = 40) who attended Tokyo Medical and Dental University hospital...
October 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041912/quality-of-life-questionnaire-predicts-poor-exercise-capacity-only-in-hfpef-and-not-in-hfref
#10
Artan Ahmeti, Michael Y Henein, Pranvera Ibrahimi, Shpend Elezi, Edmond Haliti, Afrim Poniku, Arlind Batalli, Gani Bajraktari
BACKGROUND: The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is the most widely used measure of quality of life (QoL) in HF patients. This prospective study aimed to assess the relationship between QoL and exercise capacity in HF patients. METHODS: The study subjects were 118 consecutive patients with chronic HF (62 ± 10 years, 57 females, in NYHA I-III). Patients answered a MLHFQ questionnaire in the same day of complete clinical, biochemical and echocardiographic assessment...
October 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041910/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-ileus-a-case-report
#11
Chen-Yu C Guo, Nan-Sung Chou
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of stress-induced cardiomyopathy featured by the dilatation of the apex of the left ventricle during systole. Whereas the pathogenesis of this disorder is not well understood, it usually occurs after an emotional or physical stress such as acute asthma, surgery, chemotherapy, and stroke. However, its occurrence in ileus patients is rarely reported. We hereby report probably the first case of TCM after ileus in the literature and discuss its implications...
October 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037169/left-ventricular-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-with-coronary-artery-anomaly-complicated-by-ventricular-tachycardia
#12
Gustav Mattsson, Abdullah Baroudi, Hoshmand Tawfiq, Peter Magnusson
BACKGROUND: Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is characterized by prominent trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses, and a thick non-compacted endocardial myocardium. Prevalence in the general population remains unclear, but echocardiography series report 0.05%. During fetal development muscle fibers and trabeculae should compact into a solid myocardium and when this fails, NCCM occurs. The condition is genetic, even though acquired forms have been described. Worsening myocardial dysfunction may lead to heart failure and/or arrhythmias...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037163/diagnostic-performance-of-various-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-diagnostic-criteria-compared-to-dutch-lipid-clinic-criteria-in-an-asian-population
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Suraya Abdul-Razak, Radzi Rahmat, Alicezah Mohd Kasim, Thuhairah Abdul Rahman, Suhaila Muid, Nadzimah Mohd Nasir, Zubin Ibrahim, Sazzli Kasim, Zaliha Ismail, Rohana Abdul Ghani, Abdul Rais Sanusi, Azhari Rosman, Hapizah Nawawi
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic disorder with a high risk of developing premature coronary artery disease that should be diagnosed as early as possible. Several clinical diagnostic criteria for FH are available, with the Dutch Lipid Clinic Criteria (DLCC) being widely used. Information regarding diagnostic performances of the other criteria against the DLCC is scarce. We aimed to examine the diagnostic performance of the Simon-Broom (SB) Register criteria, the US Make Early Diagnosis to Prevent Early Deaths (US MEDPED) and the Japanese FH Management Criteria (JFHMC) compared to the DLCC...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037154/an-inappropriate-pacing-threshold-increase-after-repeated-electrical-storm-in-a-patient-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#14
Ye Zhu, Xiang Gu, Chao Xu
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are capable of effectively terminating malignant ventricular arrhythmia and are the most effective way to prevent sudden cardiac death. However, some evidences demonstrated that both anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) and ICD shock can also bring adverse prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old Han Chinese man with prior ICD implantation was admitted to our hospital because of frequent ICD shocks. Although intravenous amiodarone and esmolol succinate were administered daily, the patient suffered 155 episodes of VT/VF during 8 weeks after implantation...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037148/effectiveness-of-a-precede-based-education-intervention-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#15
Qiong Wang, Lini Dong, Zaijin Jian, Xianghua Tang
BACKGROUND: One of the most important challenges in public health is to improve the quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Depression, self-care capacity, and quality of life interact each other in these patients. It's difficult to treat with general education programs and conventional therapy. PRECEDE model is a comprehensive and exclusive theory-based education programs. Its effectiveness for reducing depression and increasing quality of life has been demonstrated in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting, type 2 diabetes, and the elderly...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029621/uncertainty-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in-premenopausal-women-with-atrial-fibrillation-empirical-evidence-needed
#16
Herbert J A Rolden, Angela H E M Maas, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Janneke P C Grutters
BACKGROUND: Novel anticoagulations (NOACs) are increasingly prescribed for the prevention of stroke in premenopausal women with atrial fibrillation. Small studies suggest NOACs are associated with a higher risk of abnormal uterine bleeds than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Because there is no direct empirical evidence on the benefit/risk profile of rivaroxaban compared to VKAs in this subgroup, we synthesize available indirect evidence, estimate decision uncertainty on the treatments, and assess whether further research in premenopausal women is warranted...
October 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029613/right-precordial-directed-electrocardiographical-markers-identify-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-in-the-absence-of-conventional-depolarization-or-repolarization-abnormalities
#17
Daniel Cortez, Anneli Svensson, Jonas Carlson, Sharon Graw, Nandita Sharma, Francesca Brun, Anita Spezzacatene, Luisa Mestroni, Pyotr G Platonov
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) carries a risk of sudden death. We aimed to assess whether vectorcardiographic (VCG) parameters directed toward the right heart and a measured angle of the S-wave would help differentiate ARVD/C with otherwise normal electrocardiograms from controls. METHODS: Task Force 2010 definite ARVD/C criteria were met for all patients. Those who did not fulfill Task Force depolarization or repolarization criteria (-ECG) were compared with age and gender-matched control subjects...
October 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017461/feasibility-and-safety-of-early-discharge-after-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-rationale-and-design-of-the-fast-tavi-registry
#18
Marco Barbanti, Jan Baan, Mark S Spence, Fortunato Iacovelli, Gian Luca Martinelli, Francesco Saia, Alessandro Santo Bortone, Frank van der Kley, Douglas F Muir, Cameron G Densem, Marije Vis, Martijn S van Mourik, Lenka Seilerova, Claudia M Lüske, Peter Bramlage, Corrado Tamburino
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing trend towards shorter hospital stays after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), in particular for patients undergoing the procedure via transfemoral (TF) access. Preliminary data suggest that there exists a population of patients that can be discharged safely very early after TF-TAVI. However, current evidence is limited to few retrospective studies, encompassing relatively small sample sizes. METHODS: The Feasibility And Safety of early discharge after Transfemoral TAVI (FAST-TAVI) registry is a prospective observational registry that will be conducted at 10 sites across Italy, the Netherlands and the UK...
October 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017449/circulating-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-is-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-stable-angina-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#19
Wataru Takagi, Toru Miyoshi, Masayuki Doi, Keisuke Okawa, Kazumasa Nosaka, Tomoyuki Nishibe, Naoaki Matsuo, Satoshi Hirohata, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is expressed in both adipocytes and macrophages. Recent studies have shown that A-FABP is secreted by adipocytes and that the A-FABP concentration is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and atherosclerosis. We have reported that the coronary atherosclerotic burden is associated with the serum A-FABP concentration. In the present study, we investigated whether the serum A-FABP concentration is associated with prognosis in patients with stable angina pectoris who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982370/effect-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-on-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
Chenhui Tai, Tianyi Gan, Liling Zou, Yuxi Sun, Yi Zhang, Wei Chen, Jue Li, Jian Zhang, Yawei Xu, Huihe Lu, Dachun Xu
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Multiple trials over the past several years have examined the effects of both angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) in the treatment of left ventricular dysfunction, both acutely after myocardial infarction and in chronic heart failure. Yet, there is still confusion regarding the relative efficacy of rennin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibition...
October 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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