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Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539563/development-of-a-basic-risk-score-for-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-japanese-general-population%C3%A3-the-suita-study
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Yoshihiro Kokubo, Makoto Watanabe, Aya Higashiyama, Yoko M Nakao, Kengo Kusano, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: An atrial fibrillation (AF) risk score for a non-Western general population has not been established.Methods and Results:A total of 6,898 participants (30-79 years old) initially free of AF have been prospectively followed for incident AF since 1989. AF was diagnosed when AF or atrial flutter was present on ECG at a biannual health examination; was indicated as a current illness; or was in the medical records during follow-up. Cox proportional hazard ratios were analyzed after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors at baseline...
May 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539562/sex-related-differences-in-the-clinical-events-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation%C3%A3-the-fushimi-af-registry
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Hisashi Ogawa, Yasuhiro Hamatani, Kosuke Doi, Yuji Tezuka, Yoshimori An, Mitsuru Ishii, Moritake Iguchi, Nobutoyo Masunaga, Masahiro Esato, Yeong-Hwa Chun, Hikari Tsuji, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Mitsuru Abe, Gregory Yh Lip, Masaharu Akao
BACKGROUND: Female sex is considered a risk factor for thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and is included in the risk stratification scheme, CHA2DS2-VASc score. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of female Japanese AF patients.Methods and Results:The Fushimi AF Registry is a community-based prospective survey of the AF patients in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. Follow-up data were available for 3,878 patients. Female AF patients (n=1,551, 40...
May 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539561/predictors-of-mortality-rehospitalization-for-syncope-and-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-syncope
#3
Tatsuya Onuki, Makoto Shoji, Yuya Nakamura, Ko Ogawa, Akinori Ochi, Koichiro Inokuchi, Shiro Kawasaki, Yoshimi Onishi, Yoshimasa Onuma, Yumi Munetsugu, Miwa Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Ito, Yoshino Minoura, Norikazu Watanabe, Taro Adachi, Mitsuharu Kawamura, Taku Asano, Kaoru Tanno, Youichi Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Predictors of poor outcomes remain unknown for cardiovascular syncope patients after discharge.Methods and Results:We reviewed the medical records of consecutive patients admitted to hospital with cardiovascular syncope. We then performed Cox stepwise logistic regression analysis to identify significant independent factors for death, rehospitalization for syncope, and cardiovascular events. The study group was 206 patients with cardiovascular syncope. Of them, bradycardia was diagnosed in 50%, tachycardia in 27%, and structural disease in 23%...
May 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539560/prognostic-value-of-combination-of-plasma-d-dimer-concentration-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-predicting-long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Hiroyuki Naruse, Junnichi Ishii, Hiroshi Takahashi, Fumihiko Kitagawa, Ryuunosuke Okuyama, Hideki Kawai, Takashi Muramatsu, Masahide Harada, Akira Yamada, Sadako Motoyama, Shigeru Matsui, Mutsuharu Hayashi, Masayoshi Sarai, Eiichi Watanabe, Hideo Izawa, Yukio Ozaki
BACKGROUND: A modestly elevated circulating D-dimer level may be relevant to coronary artery disease (CAD), but its prognostic value, both independently and in combination with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for long-term death has not been fully evaluated in stable CAD patients.Methods and Results:Baseline plasma D-dimer levels and eGFR were measured in 1,341 outpatients (mean age: 65 years) with prior myocardial infarction (MI), coronary revascularization, and/or angiographic evidence of a significant stenosis (>50%) for at least one of the major coronary arteries...
May 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539541/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-heart-failure%C3%A3-a-therapeutic-dilemma
#5
Nobuhiko Haruki, John S Floras
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) occurs in approximately 50% of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction receiving contemporary heart failure (HF) therapies. Obstructive (OSA) and central sleep apneas (CSA) interrupt breathing by different mechanisms but impose qualitatively similar autonomic, chemical, mechanical, and inflammatory burdens on the heart and circulation. Because contemporary evidence-based drug and device HF therapies have little or no mitigating effect on the acute or long-term consequences of such stimuli, there is a sound mechanistic rationale for targeting SDB to reduce cardiovascular event rates and prolong life...
May 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539540/antiplatelet-drug-regimen-in-patients-with-stent-thrombosis%C3%A3-insights-from-the-pesto-french-optical-coherence-tomography-registry
#6
Nicolas Amabile, Guillaume Cayla, Pascal Motreff, Charlotte Trouillet, Grégoire Range, Olivier Dubreuil, Estelle Vautrin, François Derimay, Lionel Mangin, Nicolas Meneveau, Christophe Caussin, Géraud Souteyrand
BACKGROUND: Stent thrombosis (ST) may be triggered by different phenomena, including underlying device abnormalities and modification of the antiplatelet therapy (APT) regimen. This work investigated the characteristics of APT regimens and their relationships with ST mechanisms among a large cohort of patients evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT).Methods and Results:A prospective multicenter registry was screened for patients with confirmed ST. OCT was performed after the initial intervention to the culprit lesion...
May 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539539/efficacy-and-safety-of-bococizumab-rn316-pf-04950615-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-in-hypercholesterolemic-japanese-subjects-receiving-a-stable-dose-of-atorvastatin-or-treatment-naive%C3%A3-results-from-a-randomized
#7
Koutaro Yokote, Shigeto Kanada, Osamu Matsuoka, Hisakuni Sekino, Keiji Imai, Junichi Tabira, Nobushige Matsuoka, Sandip Chaudhuri, Tamio Teramoto
BACKGROUND: A Phase 2, dose-ranging study of bococizumab, a monoclonal anti-proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 antibody, was conducted in Japanese subjects to assess its efficacy, safety, and tolerability in this population.Methods and Results:Two different hypercholesterolemic study populations were enrolled concurrently: Japanese subjects with uncontrolled low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) despite atorvastatin treatment (LDL-C ≥100 mg/dL; n=121), and Japanese subjects naive to lipid-lowering agents and with LDL-C ≥130 mg/dL (n=97)...
May 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529263/depressive-status-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#8
Sayaka Funabashi, Masaharu Kataoka, Takumi Inami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Ryoji Yanagisawa, Chikako Ishiguro, Susumu Okamoto, Hideaki Yoshino, Koichiro Watanabe, Toru Satoh
BACKGROUND: The present comparative study with healthy volunteers was conducted to investigate the depressive status and temperament in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).Methods and Results:The results of the temperament and personality scale test, and the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self Report revealed that CTEPH patients have a significantly higher depressive status than healthy volunteers. CONCLUSIONS: It may be that CTEPH patients are more likely to have a depressive temperament in origin...
May 20, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529262/investigations-of-carotid-stenosis-to-identify-vulnerable-atherosclerotic-plaque-and-determine-individual-stroke-risk
#9
Madieke I Liem, Fiona Kennedy, Leo H Bonati, Aad van der Lugt, Bram F Coolen, Aart J Nederveen, Hans R Jager, Martin M Brown, Paul J Nederkoorn
Selection of patients with atherosclerotic carotid stenosis for revascularization is mainly based on the degree of luminal narrowing of the carotid artery. However, identification of other features of plaque apart from the degree of stenosis could enable better selection for intervention if they are also associated with the occurrence of stroke. Before these risk factors can possibly play a role in treatment decisions, their prognostic value needs to be proven. The purpose of this narrative review is to summarize current knowledge regarding the risk factors for stroke in patients with carotid stenosis, how they can be determined, and to what extent they predict stroke, based on recent literature...
May 20, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529261/clinical-implications-of-electrocardiograms-for-patients-with-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
#10
Masami Kosuge, Kazuo Kimura, Keiji Uchida, Munetaka Masuda, Kouichi Tamura
Type A acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a serious cardiovascular emergency requiring urgent surgery. Timely accurate diagnosis is essential, but often challenging, because of the wide spectrum of clinical presentations. In patients with type A AAD, chest pain is the most common symptom; furthermore, ischemic ST-T changes such as ST-segment elevation or depression or negative T waves are frequently observed on presentation ECG. These clinical presentations of type A AAD are difficult to differentiate from those of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which could lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment of type A AAD or misdiagnosis of ACS followed by inappropriate treatment...
May 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515392/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-and-mass-on-free-breathing-compressed-sensing-real-time-cine-imaging
#11
Tomoyuki Kido, Teruhito Kido, Masashi Nakamura, Kouki Watanabe, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Forman, Teruhito Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Compressed sensing (CS) cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the advantage of being inherently insensitive to respiratory motion. This study compared the accuracy of free-breathing (FB) CS and breath-hold (BH) standard cine MRI for left ventricular (LV) volume assessment.Methods and Results:Sixty-three patients underwent cine MRI with both techniques. Both types of images were acquired in stacks of 8 short-axis slices (temporal/spatial resolution, 41 ms/1.7×1.7×6 mm(3)) and compared for ejection fraction, end-diastolic and systolic volumes, stroke volume, and LV mass...
May 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515370/acute-kidney-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-children%C3%A3-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#12
Seon Hwa Lee, Soo-Jin Kim, Hyung Joong Kim, Jae Sung Son, Ran Lee, Tae Gyoon Yoon
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the most common and most serious complication following heart surgery. We aimed to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for, AKI following pediatric cardiac surgery.Methods and Results:We retrospectively analyzed 135 patients aged ≤18 years who underwent cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects; by RACHS-1 category, 58 patients (43%) had an operative risk score ≥3. AKI was defined and classified using the pediatric pRIFLE criteria (Pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-stage Kidney Disease); 19 patients (14...
May 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515369/effect-of-reverse-vessel-remodeling-on-regression-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-treated-with-aggressive-lipid-and-blood-pressure-lowering-therapy%C3%A3-insight-from-million-study
#13
Tadatsugu Gamou, Kenji Sakata, Hayato Tada, Tetsuo Konno, Kenshi Hayashi, Hidekazu Ino, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri
BACKGROUND: The MILLION study, a prospective randomized multicenter study, revealed that lipid and blood pressure (BP)-lowering therapy resulted in regression of coronary plaque as determined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). In the present study we performed additional analysis to investigate the associated factors with regression of coronary plaque.Methods and Results:We investigated serial 3D IVUS images from 68 patients in the MILLION study. Standard IVUS parameters were assessed at both baseline and follow-up (18-24 months)...
May 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515368/announcement-of-the-2017-jcs-meeting-activities-2
#14
Toyoaki Murohara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496031/atrial-septostomy-for-left-atrial-decompression-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-by-inoue-balloon-catheter
#15
Yen-Nien Lin, Yin-Huei Chen, Huang-Joe Wang, Jui-Sung Hung, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Ping-Han Lo
BACKGROUND: Refractory pulmonary edema is an infrequent but serious complication in patients receiving venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) for myocardial failure. Left atrial (LA) decompression in this setting is important. Although a few methods have been reported, the experience is mostly limited to children. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of Inoue balloon catheter in percutaneous trans-septal LA decompression in adult cardiogenic patients.Methods and Results:We retrospectively analyzed 16 procedures of trans-septal LA decompression by Inoue balloon catheter in 15 VA-ECMO patients (aged 22-65 years, 6 men) with refractory pulmonary edema from May 2012 to December 2014...
May 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496030/underuse-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-workers-with-coronary-artery-disease%C3%A3-claims-database-survey-in-japan
#16
Natsuko Kanazawa, Kenji Ueshima, Shinjiro Tominari, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: Workers with coronary artery disease (CAD) require evidence-based care in order to return to work safely. We assessed the use of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) among workers with CAD, and identified the factors associated with CR use.Methods and Results:A retrospective cohort study based on data from a health insurance claims database was conducted. We identified workers aged ≥18 years who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) between 2006 and 2013, and reviewed the utilization of inpatient or outpatient CR...
May 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496049/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-and-stroke%C3%A3-reply
#17
Kohei Kaku, Jisoo Lee, Stefan Kaspers, Hans J Woerle, Jyothis T George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496048/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-and-stroke
#18
Genjiro Kimura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458380/pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy%C3%A3-antemortem-diagnosis-with-pulmonary-artery-wedge-blood-cell-sampling-in-a-recurrent-breast-cancer-patient
#19
Shunichiro Fuchigami, Ryusuke Tsunoda, Hiroshi Shimizu, Masafumi Takae, Hiroki Usuku, Hiromi Yoshimura, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Michiko Nagamine, Teruhiko Ito, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto, Kenichi Tsujita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458379/long-term-outcomes-of-suture-vs-ring-tricuspid-annuloplasty-for-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
#20
Hiroki Hata, Tomoyuki Fujita, Sayaka Miura, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Kizuku Yamashita, Junjiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Whether there is a significant difference in the long-term surgical outcomes between suture annuloplasty and ring annuloplasty for the treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is still controversial. We compared the long-term outcomes of tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) with and without an annuloplasty ring.Methods and Results:From January 1996 to December 2015, we consecutively enrolled 684 patients (mean age, 65.5 years; 60% women) undergoing TAP for functional TR: 312 underwent conventional suture annuloplasty (Group S) and 372 underwent ring annuloplasty (Group R)...
April 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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