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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205119/use-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-overlay-for-real-time-cryoballoon-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation-reduces-radiation-dose-and-contrast-dye
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B Oude Velthuis, M Molenaar, H G Reinhart Dorman, J Y Stevenhagen, M F Scholten, J van der Palen, J M van Opstal
AIMS: Cryoballoon pulmonary vein (PV) isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation has proven to be effective in short-term and long-term follow-up. To visualise the PV anatomy, pre-ablation contrast pulmonary venography is commonly performed. Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) overlay is a new technique creating a live 3D image of the left atrium by integrating a previously obtained CT scan during fluoroscopy. To evaluate the benefits of 3D CT overlay during cryoballoon ablation, we studied the use of 3D CT overlay versus contrast pulmonary venography in a randomised fashion in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing cryoballoon PV isolation...
February 15, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205118/association-of-serum-gamma-glutamyltransferase-and-premature-coronary-artery-disease
#2
M Sheikh, M Tajdini, A Shafiee, M Sotoudeh Anvari, A Jalali, H Poorhosseini, A Amirzadegan
BACKGROUND: Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) has been introduced as a predictive factor for cardiovascular disease. In this study, we investigated the association of serum GGT and premature coronary artery disease (CAD) in candidates for coronary angiography. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled male subjects aged ≤45 years and female subjects ≤55 years who were candidates for elective coronary angiography due to typical chest pain or a positive non-invasive test...
February 15, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194698/pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-atherosclerosis-current-view-and-future-perspective-on-lipoprotein-modification-treatment
#3
REVIEW
S C Bergheanu, M C Bodde, J W Jukema
Recent years have brought a significant amount of new results in the field of atherosclerosis. A better understanding of the role of different lipoprotein particles in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques is now possible. Recent cardiovascular clinical trials have also shed more light upon the efficacy and safety of novel compounds targeting the main pathways of atherosclerosis and its cardiovascular complications.In this review, we first provide a background consisting of the current understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of atherosclerotic disease, followed by our future perspectives on several novel classes of drugs that target atherosclerosis...
February 13, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188473/outpatient-treatment-with-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-clinical-experience-in-two-dutch-centres
#4
A F B E Quast, V F van Dijk, A A M Wilde, R E Knops, L V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: The latest European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend consideration of a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) for patients with a poor left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who are at risk of sudden arrhythmic death but are not eligible for an implantable defibrillator. For these patients a WCD can be an alternative to long-term hospitalisation. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of WCD therapy in these patient groups in two Dutch centres...
February 10, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185065/awareness-of-atrial-fibrogenesis-and-natriuretic-peptide-release
#5
LETTER
W C F W Meijers, T Jaarsma, D J van Veldhuisen, T Hoekstra, R A de Boer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181106/risk-factor-control-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-multi-ethnic-helius-study
#6
M Minneboo, S Lachman, M B Snijder, J T Vehmeijer, H T Jørstad, R J G Peters
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of contemporary secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the differences between six ethnic groups in a large, observational cohort. DESIGN: We included participants with a self-reported history of CVD from the HEalthy LIfe in an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study, which investigates inequalities in health between six ethnic groups living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We quantified the proportions of patients who were at the preventive treatment goal according to the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology for six risk factors: hypertension, dyslipidaemia, smoking, overweight, physical inactivity and diabetes mellitus, and the use preventive medication...
February 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176236/response
#7
LETTER
R T van Domburg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168511/sneaking-in-through-the-back-door
#8
EDITORIAL
J J Piek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144819/no-psychological-distress-in-sportsmen-aged-45%C3%A2-years-and-older-after-cardiovascular-screening-including-cardiac-ct-the-measuring-athlete-s-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-marc-study
#9
M M Schurink, T L Braber, N H J Prakken, P A F M Doevendans, F J G Backx, D E Grobbee, R Rienks, H M Nathoe, M L Bots, B K Velthuis, A Mosterd
BACKGROUND: Psychological distress caused by cardiovascular pre-participation screening (PPS) may be a reason not to implement a PPS program. We assessed the psychological impact of PPS, including cardiac computed tomography (CT), in 318 asymptomatic sportsmen aged ≥45 years. METHODS: Coronary artery disease (CAD) was defined as a coronary artery calcium score ≥100 Agatson units and/or ≥50% luminal stenosis on contrast-enhanced cardiac CT. Psychological impact was measured with the Impact of Event Scale (IES) (seven items) on a six-point scale (grade 0-5)...
January 31, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144818/practice-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-care-in-the-netherlands-during-four-snapshot-weeks-with-the-national-cardiovascular-database-registry-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
#10
N P G Hoedemaker, M E Ten Haaf, J C Maas, P Damman, Y Appelman, J G P Tijssen, R J de Winter, A W J van 't Hof
BACKGROUND: Clinical registries provide information on the process of care and patient outcomes, with the potential to improve the quality of patient care. A large Dutch national acute coronary syndrome (ACS) registry is currently lacking. Recently, we initiated the National Cardiovascular Database Registry (NCDR) for ACS in the Netherlands. The purpose of this study was to assess the NCDR ACS registry on feasibility and data completeness during a pilot phase of four snapshot weeks...
January 31, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120252/type%C3%A2-d-personality-as-a%C3%A2-predictor-of-poor-health-outcomes-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
#11
LETTER
E M Pluijmers, J Denollet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108935/broad-complex-rhythm-with-a%C3%A2-salty-taste
#12
M Boulaksil, C L Meuwese, R Evertz, M G M Kolff-Kamphuis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108934/broad-complex-rhythm-with-a%C3%A2-salty-taste
#13
M Boulaksil, C L Meuwese, R Evertz, M G M Kolff-Kamphuis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102477/potential-new-mechanisms-of-pro-arrhythmia-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-focus-on-calcium-sensitive-pathways
#14
REVIEW
C J M van Opbergen, M Delmar, T A B van Veen
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, or its most well-known subform arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is a cardiac disease mainly characterised by a gradual replacement of the myocardial mass by fibrous and fatty tissue, leading to dilatation of the ventricular wall, arrhythmias and progression towards heart failure. ARVC is commonly regarded as a disease of the intercalated disk in which mutations in desmosomal proteins are an important causative factor. Interestingly, the Dutch founder mutation PLN R14Del has been identified to play an additional, and major, role in ARVC patients within the Netherlands...
January 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102476/trompe-l-oeil-electrocardiogram
#15
E Ströker, C de Asmundis, G B Chierchia, P Brugada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101731/trompe-l-oeil-electrocardiogram
#16
E Ströker, C de Asmundis, G B Chierchia, P Brugada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058673/the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-presenting-without-persistent-st-segment-elevation-early-invasive-strategy-for-all
#17
EDITORIAL
F Arslan, M Voskuil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050772/enlarged-jugular-veins
#18
M Boulaksil, R M M Gevers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005231/life-long-tailoring-of-management-for-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-awareness-and-decision-making-in-changing-scenarios
#19
M Michels, I Olivotto, F W Asselbergs, J van der Velden
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic heart disease, characterised by complex pathophysiology and extensive genetic and clinical heterogeneity. In most patients, HCM is caused by mutations in cardiac sarcomere protein genes and inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The clinical phenotype ranges from severe presentations at a young age to lack of left ventricular hypertrophy in genotype-positive individuals. No preventative treatment is available as the sequence and causality of the pathomechanisms that initiate and exacerbate HCM are unknown...
December 22, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987079/benchmarking-the-use-of-blood-products-in-cardiac-surgery-to-stimulate-awareness-of-transfusion-behaviour-results-from-a%C3%A2-four-year-longitudinal-study
#20
C Brouwers, B Hooftman, S Vonk, A Vonk, W Stooker, W H Te Gussinklo, R M Wesselink, C Wagner, M C de Bruijne
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac operations account for a large proportion of the blood transfusions given each year, leading to high costs and an increased risk to patient safety. Therefore, it is important to explore initiatives to reduce transfusion rates. This study aims to provide a benchmark for transfusion practice by inter-hospital comparison of transfusion rates, blood product use and costs related to patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve surgery or combined CABG and valve surgery...
December 16, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
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