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#1
M Toufan, L Pourafkari, A Afrasiabi, M Sohrabi, N D Nader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718039/a%C3%A2-decade-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-shifts-in-patient-characteristics-and-procedural-outcomes
#2
C Teunissen, N Clappers, R J Hassink, J F van der Heijden, F H Wittkampf, P Loh
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has evolved into a frequently performed procedure. The aim of this study was to monitor changes in patient characteristics, procedural characteristics, outcomes and complications over the past 10 years. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent primary RFCA treatment of AF in the University Medical Center Utrecht from 2005-2015 were included. In all patients, the primary ablation strategy was pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation without additional substrate modification...
July 17, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707229/antiplatelet-therapy-with-cabg-chaos-in-the-netherlands
#3
EDITORIAL
F W A Verheugt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707228/snow-white
#4
H Lameijer, M Kwant, M Doff-Holman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707227/snow-white
#5
H Lameijer, M Kwant, M Doff-Holman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676947/three-decades-of-heart-transplantation-in-the-netherlands
#6
EDITORIAL
Y M Pinto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674871/real-life-use-of-rivaroxaban-in-the-netherlands-data-from-the%C3%A2-xarelto-for-prevention-of-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation%C3%A2-xantus-registry
#7
R Pisters, S P G van Vugt, M A Brouwer, A Elvan, W L Ten Holt, P A G Zwart, P Kirchhof, H J G M Crijns, M E W Hemels
BACKGROUND: The Xarelto for Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (XANTUS) registry investigated the safety and efficacy of the factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban. We studied the Dutch XANTUS cohort to a ssess drug safety and prescription patterns in the Netherlands. METHODS: The XANTUS registry was designed as a European prospective, observational study among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Major bleeding and all-cause mortality were assessed every three months during a 1-year follow-up period...
July 3, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631211/current-practice-of-dutch-cardiologists-in-detecting-and-diagnosing-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-an-online-case-vignette-study
#8
N Verbiest-van Gurp, P J M van Bladel, H A M van Kesteren, P M Erkens, H E J H Stoffers
INTRODUCTION: Detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is important given the risk of complications, such as stroke and heart failure, and the need for preventive measures. Detection is complicated because AF can be silent or paroxysmal. Describing current practice may give clues to improve AF detection. The aim of this study was to describe how cardiologists currently detect AF. METHODS: Between December 2014 and May 2015, we sent Dutch cardiologists an online questionnaire...
June 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631210/carcinoid-heart-disease-a%C3%A2-guide-for-screening-and-timing-of-surgical-intervention
#9
REVIEW
E A Hart, T A Meijs, R C A Meijer, K M Dreijerink, M E Tesselaar, C A de Groot, G D Valk, S A J Chamuleau
The cardiac manifestations of a neuroendocrine tumour are referred to as carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) and are associated with a poor prognosis. Surgical intervention is the only proven therapeutic option and may prolong survival and quality of life. No consensus has been reached internationally with regard to screening for CaHD and the optimal timing for surgery. Although limited evidence is available on this matter, a trend towards early surgery and subsequent reduced mortality has been observed. In this review we provide an overview of the current understanding and propose a protocol to guide cardiologists in the screening for CaHD and the timing of referral to a specialised surgical centre...
June 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612281/perioperative-management-of-antiplatelet-treatment-in-patients-undergoing-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-dutch-cardiothoracic-centres
#10
P W A Janssen, D M F Claassens, L M Willemsen, T O Bergmeijer, P Klein, J M Ten Berg
BACKGROUND: International guidelines do not provide uniform recommendations regarding the use of antiplatelet treatment in the perioperative period in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all 16 cardiothoracic centres in the Netherlands to determine which antiplatelet treatment is used in the perioperative setting. Furthermore, a single-centre prospective observational cohort study was performed which included all patients undergoing isolated CABG in July 2014...
June 13, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608267/renal-denervation-as-a%C3%A2-treatment-strategy-for-vasospastic-angina-induced-ventricular-tachycardia
#11
L Feyz, S Wijchers, J Daemen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593492/classical-determinants-of-coronary-artery-disease-as-predictors-of-complexity-of-coronary-lesions-assessed-with-the-syntax-score
#12
J M Montero-Cabezas, I Karalis, R Wolterbeek, A O Kraaijeveld, I E Hoefer, G Pasterkamp, N H Pijls, P A Doevendans, J Walterberger, J Kuiper, A J van Zonneveld, J W Jukema
BACKGROUND: We need new biomarkers that can predict cardiovascular disease to improve both diagnosis and therapeutic strategies. The CIRCULATING CELLS study was designed to study the role of several cellular mediators of atherosclerosis as biomarkers of coronary artery disease (CAD). An objective and reproducible method for the quantification of CAD extension is required to establish relationships with these potential biomarkers. We sought to analyse the correlation of the SYNTAX score with known CAD risk factors to test it as a valid marker of CAD extension...
June 7, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567710/the-preoperative-cardiology-consultation-indications-and-risk-modification
#13
M W Groot, A Spronk, S E Hoeks, R J Stolker, F van Lier
BACKGROUND: The cardiologist is regularly consulted preoperatively by anaesthesiologists. However, insights into the efficiency and usefulness of these consultations are unclear. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 24,174 preoperatively screened patients ≥18 years scheduled for elective non-cardiac surgery, which resulted in 273 (1%) referrals to the cardiologist for further preoperative evaluation. Medical charts were reviewed for patient characteristics, main reason for referring, requested diagnostic tests, interventions, adjustment in medical therapy, 30-day mortality and major adverse cardiac events...
May 31, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536936/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-clinical-outcome-and-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#14
M Abawi, R Rozemeijer, P Agostoni, R C van Jaarsveld, C S van Dongen, M Voskuil, A O Kraaijeveld, P A F M Doevendans, P R Stella
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of body mass index (BMI) on outcome among patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) admitted for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: Being overweight or obese is associated with improved outcome following certain medical treatments, suggesting the existence of a BMI paradox. However, the relationship between BMI and mortality after TAVI remains controversial. METHODS: Patients were classified according to World Health Organisation criteria such as normal weight, overweight, or obesity according to their BMI (18...
May 23, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516368/appropriate-or-inappropriate-icd-shock-what-is-the-post-shock-rhythm
#15
B M van Gelder, B Ter Burg, F A L E Bracke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516367/appropriate-or-inappropriate-icd-shock-what-is-the-post-shock-rhythm
#16
B M van Gelder, B Ter Burg, F A L E Bracke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643297/recommendations-for-the-use-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-2017-revision
#17
B Everaert, J J Wykrzykowska, J Koolen, P van der Harst, P den Heijer, J P Henriques, R van der Schaaf, B de Smet, S H Hofma, R Diletti, A Weevers, J Hoorntje, P Smits, R J van Geuns
BACKGROUND: To eliminate some of the potential late limitations of permanent metallic stents, the bioresorbable coronary stents or 'bioresorbable vascular scaffolds' (BVS) have been developed. METHODS: We reviewed all currently available clinical data on BVS implantation. RESULTS: Since the 2015 position statement on the appropriateness of BVS in percutaneous coronary interventions, several large randomised trials have been presented. These have demonstrated that achieving adequate 1 and 2 year outcomes with these first-generation BVS is not straightforward...
July 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643296/the-first-generation-absorb-bvs-scaffold-to-be-or-not-to-be
#18
EDITORIAL
J P S Henriques, J Elias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631212/erratum-to-use-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-overlay-for-real-time-cryoballoon-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation-reduces-radiation-dose-and-contrast-dye
#19
B Oude Velthuis, M M D Molenaar, H G Reinhart Dorman, J Y Stevenhagen, M F Scholten, J van der Palen, J M van Opstal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612280/mid-term-and-long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-versus-metallic-everolimus-eluting-stents-in-coronary-artery-disease-a%C3%A2-weighted-meta-analysis-of-seven-randomised-controlled-trials-including-5577-patients
#20
J Elias, I M van Dongen, R P Kraak, R Y G Tijssen, B E P M Claessen, J G P Tijssen, R J de Winter, J J Piek, J J Wykrzykowska, J P S Henriques
AIMS: Mid- and long-term safety and efficacy of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) have been studied in randomised trials; however, most were not individually powered for clinical endpoints. We performed a weighted meta-analysis comparing mid- and long-term outcomes in patients treated with the BVS compared with the Xience metallic stent. METHODS AND RESULTS: Randomised trials comparing the BVS and Xience were identified by searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and conference abstracts...
July 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
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