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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100195/assessment-of-the-length-of-sick-leave-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
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Nausica Català Tella, Catalina Serna Arnaiz, Jordi Real Gatius, Oriol Yuguero Torres, Leonardo Galván Santiago
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ischemic heart disease is high. Few recent studies have investigated the periods of sick leave of these patients. Our aim is to determine the length of sick leave after an acute coronary syndrome, its costs, associated factors and to assess the use of antidepressants and/or anxiolytics. METHODS: An observational study of a retrospective cohort of patients on sick leave due to ischemic heart disease in a health region between 2008-2011, with follow-up until the first return to work, death, or end of the study (31/12/2012)...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100183/short-term-blood-pressure-variability-variation-between-arm-side-body-position-and-successive-measurements-a-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Maria Elena Lacruz, Alexander Kluttig, Oliver Kuss, Daniel Tiller, Daniel Medenwald, Sebastian Nuding, Karin Halina Greiser, Stefan Frantz, Johannes Haerting
BACKGROUND: Precise blood pressure (BP) measurements are central for the diagnosis of hypertension in clinical and epidemiological studies. The purpose of this study was to quantify the variability in BP associated with arm side, body position, and successive measurements in the setting of a population-based observational study. Additionally, we aimed to evaluate the influence of different measurement conditions on prevalence of hypertension. METHODS: The sample included 967 men and 812 women aged 45 to 83 years at baseline...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100174/prediction-of-ineffective-elective-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-multi-center-patient-cohort-study
#3
Tapio Hellman, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Tuija Vasankari, Ilpo Nuotio, Fausto Biancari, Aissa Bah, Juha Hartikainen, Marianne Mäkäräinen, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: Elective cardioversion (ECV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a standard procedure to restore sinus rhythm. However, predictors for ineffective ECV (failure of ECV or recurrence of AF within 30 days) are unknown. METHODS: We investigated 1998 ECVs performed for AF lasting >48 h in 1,342 patients in a retrospective multi-center study. Follow-up data were collected from 30 days after ECV. RESULTS: Median number of cardioversions was one per patient with a range of 1-10...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095774/multiple-focal-and-macroreentrant-left-atrial-tachycardias-originating-from-a-spontaneous-scar-at-the-contiguous-aorta-left-atrium-area-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi, Kazunori Iwade
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous scar-related left atrial tachycardia (AT) is a rare arrhythmia. We describe a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who developed multiple, both focal and macroreentrant left ATs associated with a spontaneous scar located at the aorta-left atrium (LA) contiguous area. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with HCM complained of palpitations. Twelve-lead electrocardiogram showed narrow QRS tachycardia with 2:1 atrioventricular conduction...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095771/the-100-most-cited-articles-on-aortic-dissection
#5
Ping Lai, Yuan-Hui Liu, Jin-Hua Xue, Peng-Cheng He, Yue-Qun Qiu
BACKGROUND: To identify and characterize the most frequently cited articles that have been published on aortic dissection. METHODS: A list of the 100 most frequently cited publications (T100) about aortic dissection was generated by performing a searching of the Science Citation Index--Expanded using "aortic dissection" as the search term. Basic information about the articles was recorded, including number of citations, journal title, journal impact factor, time since publication, first author's country, topic/subspecialty of the research, and publication type...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088193/invasive-cardiac-lipoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#6
Jason D'Souza, Rajesh Shah, Aamer Abbass, Jeremy R Burt, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam
BACKGROUND: Cardiac lipomas are rare benign tumors of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic and are thus most often diagnosed on autopsies. Symptoms, when present, depend upon the location within the heart. Typical locations are the endocardium of the right atrium and the left ventricle. Diagnostic modality of choice is cardiac MRI. Treatment guidelines have not yet been established due to the very low prevalence of these tumors and are thus guided by the patient's symptomatology. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an invasive cardiac lipoma, wherein the initial symptom of the patient was shortness of breath...
January 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086805/the-safety-of-introducing-a-new-generation-tavr-device-one-departments-experience-from-introducing-a-second-generation-repositionable-tavr
#7
Henrik Bjursten, Shahab Nozohoor, Malin Johansson, Igor Zindovic, Carl-Fredrik Appel, Johan Sjögren, Magnus Dencker, Göran Olivecrona, Jan Harnek, Sasha Koul, Ted Feldman, Michael J Reardon, Matthias Götberg
BACKGROUND: In the evolving field of transcatheter aortic valve replacements a new generation of valves have been introduced to clinical practice. With the complexity of the TAVR procedure and the unique aspects of each TAVR device, there is a perceived risk that changing or adding a new valve in a department could lead to a worse outcome for patients, especially during the learning phase. The objective was to study the safety aspect of introducing a second generation repositionable transcatheter valve (Boston Scientific Lotus valve besides Edwards Sapien valve) in a department...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086801/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-evaluation-of-dilative-ascending-aorta-biomechanics
#8
Monika Bieseviciene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Vaida Mizariene, Rasa Karaliute, Vaiva Lesauskaite, Raimonda Verseckaite
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography is one of the most feasible, noninvasive methods for assessing the aortic diameter and biomechanical changes. We studied possible interfaces between noninvasive biomechanical and speckle-tracking (ST) echocardiographic data from dilated aortas. METHODS: Altogether, 44 patients with dilative pathology of ascending aorta (DPAA) were compared with subjects without ascending aortic dilation (diameter <40 mm). DPAA patients formed two groups based on diameter size: group 1, ≤45 mm diameter; group 2, >45 mm...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086799/gender-specific-association-of-decreased-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-left-vertical-geometry-in-the-general-population-from-rural-northeast-china
#9
Dongxue Dai, Ye Chang, Yintao Chen, Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, Yingxian Sun
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is common and associated with cardiovascular outcomes among patients with known chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the link between decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and left ventricular (LV) geometry remains poorly explored in general population. In this study, we examined the gender-specific association between eGFR and LVH in the general population from rural Northeast China. METHODS: This survey was conducted from July 2012 to August 2013...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086795/atherosclerotic-and-thrombotic-genetic-and-environmental-determinants-in-egyptian-coronary-artery-disease-patients-a-pilot-study
#10
Manal S Fawzy, Eman A Toraih, Nagwa M Aly, Abeer Fakhr-Eldeen, Dahlia I Badran, Mohammad H Hussein
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Multiple genetic variants in combination with various environmental risk factors have been implicated. This study aimed to investigate the association of twelve thrombotic and atherosclerotic gene variants in combination with other environmental risk factors with CAD risk in a preliminary sample of Egyptian CAD patients. METHODS: Twenty three consecutive CAD patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography and 34 unrelated controls, have been enrolled in the study...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077091/transradial-versus-transfemoral-approach-for-coronary-angiography-and-angioplasty-a-prospective-randomized-comparison
#11
Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Khalid Hamid Changal, Hameed Raina, Nisar Ahmad Tramboo, Hilal Ahmad Rather
BACKGROUND: PCI has been done traditionally through transfemoral route. But now transradial and transbrachial routes are also coming up in practice. We compared transradial versus transfemoral routes for ease of operability, time for procedure, complications, and failure rates through a prospective study. METHODS: Four hundred Patients admitted in department of cardiology for percutaneous interventions were enrolled in the study. 200 patients were assigned to each group randomly...
January 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068900/galectin-3-and-fibulin-1-in-systolic-heart-failure-relation-to-glucose-metabolism-and-left-ventricular-contractile-reserve
#12
Pernille Holmager, Michael Egstrup, Ida Gustafsson, Morten Schou, Jordi S Dahl, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jacob E Møller, Christian Tuxen, Jens Faber, Caroline Kistorp
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patients with diabetes (DM) have an adverse prognosis and reduced functional capacity, which could be associated with cardiac fibrosis, increased chamber stiffness and reduced left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) and fibulin-1 are circulating biomarkers potentially reflecting cardiac fibrosis. We hypothesize that plasma levels of Gal-3 and fibulin-1 are elevated in HF patients with DM and are associated with reduced LV contractile reserve in these patients...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068909/vector-flow-mapping-analysis-of-left-ventricular-energetic-performance-in-healthy-adult-volunteers
#13
Koichi Akiyama, Sachiko Maeda, Tasuku Matsuyama, Atsushi Kainuma, Maki Ishii, Yoshifumi Naito, Mao Kinoshita, Saeko Hamaoka, Hideya Kato, Yasufumi Nakajima, Naotoshi Nakamura, Keiichi Itatani, Teiji Sawa
BACKGROUND: Vector flow mapping, a novel flow visualization echocardiographic technology, is increasing in popularity. Energy loss reference values for children have been established using vector flow mapping, but those for adults have not yet been provided. We aimed to establish reference values in healthy adults for energy loss, kinetic energy in the left ventricular outflow tract, and the energetic performance index (defined as the ratio of kinetic energy to energy loss over one cardiac cycle)...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061807/gender-differences-in-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-young-a-nationwide-study
#14
Bo Gregers Winkel, Bjarke Risgaard, Thea Bjune, Reza Jabbari, Thomas Hadberg Lynge, Charlotte Glinge, Henning Bundgaard, Stig Haunsø, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen
BACKGROUND: Hitherto, sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young has been described with no distinction between genders. SCD occurs more often in men (SCDm) than women (SCDw), but this disparity is not understood and has not been investigated systematically in a nationwide setting. Our objective was to report gender differences in SCD in the young in a nationwide (Denmark) setting. METHODS: All deaths in persons aged 1-35 years nationwide in Denmark between 2000 and 2009 were included...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061763/trend-in-young-coronary-artery-disease-in-china-from-2010-to-2014-a-retrospective-study-of-young-patients%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-45
#15
Xin Wang, Ming Gao, Shanshan Zhou, Jinwen Wang, Fang Liu, Feng Tian, Jing Jin, Qiang Ma, Xiaodi Xue, Jie Liu, Yuqi Liu, Yundai Chen
BACKGROUND: The incidence of young coronary heart disease (CHD, ≤45 years) in China is increasing. Secondary prevention to counter this trend is an important contemporary public health issure. METHODS: A total of 5288 patients (≤45 years) diagnosed with CHD and hospitalized at the Chinese PLA General Hospital and Anzhen Hospital, both in Beijing, were enrolled after satisfying the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Young CHD patients increased in number from 2010 to 2014, especially men...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061759/rheumatic-heart-disease-in-uganda-predictors-of-morbidity-and-mortality-one-year-after-presentation
#16
Emmy Okello, Chris T Longenecker, Andrea Beaton, Moses R Kamya, Peter Lwabi
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), the long-term consequence of rheumatic fever, accounts for most cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among young adults in developing countries. However, data on contemporary outcomes from resource constrained areas are limited. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of participants aged 5-60 years with established RHD was conducted in Kampala, Uganda, in which clinical exam, echocardiography, electrocardiography (ECG), and laboratory evaluation were done every 3 months and every 4-week benzathine penicillin prophylaxis was prescribed...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061808/effect-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-long-term-outcomes-after-repeat-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-for-in-stent-restenosis
#17
Lin Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Xiaojiang Zhang, Dongfang He, Chengjun Guo
BACKGROUND: Whether diabetes mellitus (DM) is a predictor of long-term adverse clinical outcomes after repeat drug eluting stent (DES) implantation for DES in-stent restenosis (ISR) remains controversial. We sought to evaluate the effect of DM on the long-term clinical outcomes in patients undergoing repeat DES implantation for DES-ISR lesions. METHODS: In the present study, 254 patients with DES-ISR were divided into DM or non-DM groups according to the presence or absence of DM...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061760/development-of-an-australian-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-risk-score-using-multiple-imputation-and-recalibration-from-national-statistics
#18
Kathryn Backholer, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Andrew Tonkin, Graham Giles, Dianna J Magliano, Stephen Colagiuri, Mark Harris, Paul Mitchell, Mark Nelson, Jonathan E Shaw, David Simmons, Leon Simons, Anne Taylor, Jessica Harding, Bamini Gopinath, Mark Woodward
OBJECTIVE: To develop and recalibrate an Australian 5-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk score to produce contemporary predictions of risk. METHODS: Data were pooled from six Australian cohort studies (n = 54,829), with baseline data collected between 1989 and 2003. Participants included were aged 40-74 years and free of CVD at baseline. Variables were harmonised across studies and missing data were imputed using multiple imputation. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate the risk of CVD mortality associated with factors mutually independently predictive (p < 0...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056795/bleeding-outcomes-associated-with-rivaroxaban-and-dabigatran-in-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Manish Pursun, Akash Bhurtu, Wei-Qiang Huang
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is commonly used as a secondary prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, limitations have been observed even with the use of this medication. Recently, several newer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been approved for use by the food and drug administrations. Unfortunately, these newer drugs have seldom been compared directly with each other. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the bleeding events associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients treated for non-valvular AF...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056791/ticagrelor-induced-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
#20
Philipp Krisai, Manuel Haschke, Peter T Buser, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: Ticagrelor is a reversible and direct-acting oral antagonist of the adenosine diphosphate receptor P2Y12. Possible adenosine-mediated effects of ticagrelor on inflammation are complex and incompletely understood. To our knowledge, ticagrelor-induced systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) has not yet been described. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an 84 years old patient presenting with SIRS subsequent to initiation of ticagrelor after implantation of two drug eluting stents...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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