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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539577/new-insights-into-tolvaptan-treatment-and-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system
#1
Keisuke Kida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539576/microrna-99a
#2
Qing Liu, Hiroshi Akazawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539575/fabry-disease-and-or-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Ryuichiro Anan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539574/icd-for-patients-with-severe-renal-dysfunction
#4
Eisuke Amiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539573/identification-of-the-state-of-maximal-hyperemia-in-the-assessment-of-coronary-fractional-flow-reserve-using-non-invasive-electrical-velocimetry
#5
Takahide Murasawa, Masao Takahashi, Masahiro Myojo, Arihiro Kiyosue, Atsushi Oguri, Jiro Ando, Issei Komuro
Previous research revealed that, in patients with coronary pressure-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the 'grey zone' (0.75-0.85), repeated FFR assessments sometimes yield conflicting results. One of the causes of the fluctuations in FFR values around the grey zone may be imprecise identification of the point where maximal hyperemia is achieved. Identification of the state of maximal hyperemia during assessment of FFR can be challenging. This study aimed to determine whether non-invasive electrical velocimetry (EV) can be used to identify the state of maximal hyperemia...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539572/malondialdehyde-modified-low-density-lipoprotein-as-oxidative-stress-marker-in-vasospastic-angina-patients
#6
Tetsuo Oumi, Toshihiro Nozato, Atsushi Sakakibara, Hidetsugu Nomoto, Masakazu Ohno, Yoshihide Takahashi, Takashi Ashikaga, Yasuhiro Satoh, Mitsuaki Isobe
Vasospastic angina (VSA) is caused by endothelial dysfunction and hypercontraction of vascular smooth muscle cells. Although oxidative-stress can induce endothelial dysfunction, the relationship of VSA and the oxidative-stress marker malondialdehyde-modified low density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) remains unclear. PURPOSE: Serum MDA-LDL was evaluated in candidate VSA patients.The subjects were 84 patients admitted to our hospital because of chest pain at rest. We stratified the patients into 3 groups; definite VSA, suspected VSA, and unlikely VSA according to a Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) guideline...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539570/usefulness-and-safety-of-a-novel-modification-of-the-retrograde-approach-for-the-long-tortuous-chronic-total-occlusion-of-coronary-arteries
#7
Zehan Huang, Bin Zhang, Weilu Chai, Dunliang Ma, Hongtao Liao, Zhian Zhong, Feng Wang, Jingye Lin
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the Guidezilla guide extension catheter in a reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde subintimal tracking (CART) technique for chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization.We retrospectively collected 80 CTO cases using reverse CART technology from January 2015 to October 2015 and 20 CTO cases using Guidezilla reverse-CART technology from October 2015 to March 2016. Guidezilla was applied in cases when it was difficult to advance a retro-guidewire through an occlusion segment into the antegrade guide catheter...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539569/stent-versus-non-stent-in-treating-intermediate-stenosis-culprit-lesions-in-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients
#8
Jing Dai, Shuzheng Lyu, Xiantao Song, Min Zhang, Shaoping Nie, Hai Gao, Yujie Zeng, Wei Wang, Mingduo Zhang, Dongfeng Zhang, Jinfan Tian
To investigate the efficacy and safety of stent versus non-stent in treating acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with single vessel disease and intermediate stenosis culprit lesions.Between September 2009 and May 2015, 475 acute STEMI patients (time from symptom onset < 12 hours) with single vessel disease and intermediate stenosis culprit lesions were retrospectively studied at Beijing Anzhen Hospital. The patients were divided into a stent group (n = 308) and non-stent group (n = 167) based on whether they received stent implantation or not during primary coronary angiography...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539568/clinical-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-endothelin-receptor-antagonists-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#9
Bo Xiong, Dan Nie, Yin Cao, Yanke Zou, Yuanqing Yao, Jie Tan, Jun Qian, Shunkang Rong, Chunbin Wang, Jing Huang
The clinical benefit of endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) for the management of heart failure (HF) remains controversial. To examine this question, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate the clinical and hemodynamic effects of ERA in HF patients.We searched the PubMed, Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library from inception to March 20, 2016 to identify the pertinent studies. Risk ratio (RR) and weighted mean difference (WMD) were calculated using a fixed or random effect model...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539566/traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
#10
Yan Cheng, Lei Yao, Shengjun Wu
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation is a rare and progressive disease. Early diagnosis and surgical valve repair are very important. A 57-year-old male was referred to our hospital with a history of blunt chest trauma. Three-dimensional echocardiography showed severe tricuspid regurgitation and demonstrated two main anterior leaflet chordaes of the tricuspid valve rupture and the whole anterior leaflet prolapsed. The diagnosis was severe tricuspid regurgitation due to leaflet chordae rupture secondary to blunt chest trauma...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539565/successful-treatment-of-congestive-heart-failure-due-to-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-with-low-dose-tolvaptan-in-elderly-patients
#11
Kiyoshi Takasu, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kanako Negoro, Shoichiro Yatsu, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Takao Kato, Shoko Suda, Masaru Hiki, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
Medical therapy for severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) is necessary for inoperable patients due to comorbid conditions. Tolvaptan (TLV), unlike other diuretics, resulted in modest changes in filling pressures associated with an increase in urine output, suggesting that TLV improves congestive heart failure (CHF) due to severe AS without hemodynamic instability.We retrospectively investigated 14 consecutive patients ≥ 80 years of age admitted due to decompensated CHF with severe AS at Juntendo University Hospital from April 2014 to November 2015...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539564/improvement-of-local-cell-delivery-using-helix-transendocardial-delivery-catheter-in-a-porcine-heart
#12
Yoshiaki Mitsutake, Wook Bum Pyun, Didier Rouy, Cheryl Wong Po Foo, Simon H Stertzer, Peter Altman, Fumiaki Ikeno
Cardiac regeneration strategies using stem cells have shown variable and inconsistent results with respect to patient cardiac function and clinical outcomes. There has been increasing consensus that improving the efficiency of delivery may improve results. The Helix transendocardial delivery system (BioCardia Inc.) has been developed to enable percutaneous transendocardial biotherapeutic delivery. Therefore, we evaluated cell retention using this unique system compared with direct transepicardial injection and intracoronary infusion in an animal model...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496025/identification-of-a-novel-gla-gene-mutation-p-ile239met-in-fabry-disease-with-a-predominant-cardiac-phenotype
#13
Beáta Csányi, Lidia Hategan, Viktória Nagy, Izabella Obál, Edina T Varga, János Borbás, Annamária Tringer, Sabrina Eichler, Tamás Forster, Arndt Rolfs, Róbert Sepp
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked inherited lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the GLA gene, encoding for the enzyme α-galactosidase A. Although hundreds of mutations in the GLA gene have been described, many of them are variants of unknown significance. Here we report a novel GLA mutation, p.Ile239Met, identified in a large Hungarian three-generation family with FD. A 69 year-old female index patient with a clinical history of renal failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and 2nd degree AV block was screened for mutation in the GLA gene...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496024/a-survival-case-of-fulminant-right-side-dominant-eosinophilic-myocarditis
#14
Keishi Moriwaki, Kaoru Dohi, Taku Omori, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Emiyo Sugiura, Shiro Nakamori, Toshiki Sawai, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
A 59-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to a nearby hospital with dyspnea and general malaise. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed right ventricular (RV) dilatation with severely reduced systolic function and leftward shift of the intraventricular septum. She was initially diagnosed with acute right heart failure, and fell into cardiogenic shock requiring an intra-aortic balloon pump and inotropic agents. An endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) demonstrated extensive interstitial edema, infiltration of inflammatory cells including numerous eosinophils, and myocytolysis with eosinophil degranulation...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496023/bilateral-coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-in-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect
#15
Yusaku Nagatomo, Jun Muneuchi, Mamie Watanabe, Kunihiko Joo, Yoshie Ochiai
We present a very rare case of bilateral coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas associated with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect. The courses of coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas have to be clearly delineated by detailed angiography prior to corrective surgery.
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496022/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-azilsartan-and-olmesartan-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension
#16
Yuhei Shiga, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Kota Motozato, Kenji Norimatsu, Masaya Yano, Yuka Hitaka, Sen Adachi, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Inoue, Asao Inoue, Kazuaki Fujisawa, Tetsuro Shirotani, Takaaki Kusumoto, Munehito Ideishi, Keijiro Saku
Many patients still have high blood pressure (BP) after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). We compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan to those of olmesartan in a prospective randomized clinical trial. Sixty-four hypertensive patients who were treated with ARBs other than azilsartan and olmesartan were enrolled in this study. We randomly assigned patients to changeover from their prior ARBs to either azilsartan or olmesartan, and followed the patients for 3 months. Systolic BP (SBP) in the azilsartan group was significantly decreased at 3 months, and diastolic BP (DBP) and pulse rate (PR) in the olmesartan group showed significant reductions after 3 months...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496021/feasibility-and-safety-of-transulnar-catheterization-in-ipsilateral-radial-artery-occlusion
#17
Shu-Kai Hsueh, Cheng-I Cheng, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Mostafa Mohammad Omran, Wen-Hao Liu, Wen-Jung Chung, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Chih-Yuan Fang, Chiung-Jen Wu
To investigate the postprocedural cardiovascular events and vascular outcomes, including hand ischemia and neurological compromise, after transulnar (TU) catheterization in ipsilateral radial artery occlusion.Previous randomized trials have shown that the transulnar (TU) approach for coronary angiogram and intervention has safety and outcomes similar to those of the transradial (TR) approach. However, the safety of the TU procedure when ipsilateral radial artery occlusion occurs is unknown.We retrospectively reviewed 87 TU cases with ipsilateral radial artery occlusion confirmed by a forearm angiogram...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496020/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#18
Mengchao Jin, Siqi Wei, Rongrong Gao, Kai Wang, Xuejuan Xu, Wenming Yao, Haifeng Zhang, Yanli Zhou, Dongjie Xu, Fang Zhou, Xinli Li
To investigate parameters which were related with long-term mortality in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF).A total of 287 patients with AHF presenting to the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University were enrolled into the registry from April 2012 to January 2015. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality within 1 year; the association between variables and prognosis was assessed after 1 year.Among the 287 patients, 17 did not continue follow-up and 47 (17.4%) passed away...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484125/metabolic-characterization-of-myocardial-infarction-using-gc-ms-based-tissue-metabolomics
#19
Xingxing Wang, Dian Wang, Jiayan Wu, Xiaojun Yu, Junyao Lv, Jing Kong, Guanghui Zhu, Ruibing Su
Understanding the metabolic features of myocardial infarction (MI) is critical to its prevention and treatment. Here, we aimed to characterize the metabolic features of early MI using a tissue metabolomics method based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Thirty-four pairs of infarcted myocardia and their matched non-infarcted myocardia were collected from 34 rats that underwent coronary artery ligation (CAL); their metabolic profiles were compared by GC-MS-based tissue metabolomics to characterize the metabolic features of MI...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484124/propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-midterm-angiographic-outcomes-of-sirolimus-versus-everolimus-and-biolimus-eluting-stents-for-de-novo-coronary-stenosis
#20
Kenichiro Suzuki, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Makoto Mutoh, Hiroshi Sakamoto, Chikara Mori, Takayuki Ogawa, Koichi Hashimoto, Takeyuki Kubota, Kimiaki Komukai, Michihiro Yoshimura
We conducted propensity-score matched comparisons of midterm angiographic outcomes of sirolimus (SES) versus either everolimus- (EES) or biolimus- (BES) eluting stents after placements for coronary stenosis in a daily practice environment since previous randomized trials did not demonstrate the superiority of EES and BES over SES in terms of midterm angiographic outcomes.The present study was a non-randomized, retrospective, and lesion-based study, recruiting angiographically followed-up lesions within 550 days after successful and elective SES (n = 1793), EES (n = 1303), or BES (n = 324) placement for de novo native coronary stenosis during the period from August 2004 to January 2014 at 6 institutes...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
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