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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717118/can-statins-modify-the-wound-healing-process-after-myocardial-infarction
#1
Hiroshi Hasegawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717117/is-serum-uric-acid-a-biomarker-but-not-a-mediator-in-patients-with-lifestyle-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#2
Kensuke Noma, Yasuki Kihara, Yukihito Higashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717116/novel-predictor-of-lung-injury-after-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#3
Satoshi Akagi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539576/microrna-99a
#4
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
#5
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
#6
Eisuke Amiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717115/coronary-artery-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#7
REVIEW
Ryo Naito, Katsumi Miyauchi
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor of coronary artery diseases (CAD). Clinical outcomes in CAD with T2DM are poor despite improvement in medications and intervention devices. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in treating diabetic patients with multivessel coronary artery diseases (MVD). However, selecting a revascularization strategy should depend not only on the lesion complexity but also on the patient's background and comorbidities...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717114/the-efficacy-of-isochronal-3d-mapping-based-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia
#8
Masahito Suzuki, Junichi Nitta, Yosuke Hayashi, Kikou Lee, Keita Watanabe, Tatsuhiko Hirao, Nobutaka Kato, Yukihiro Inamura, Akira Sato, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
Treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) commonly involves ablating sites showing electrograms with the earliest activity relative to the VA, but there is no threshold value for prematurity guaranteeing success. Ablation of sites with great prematurity can still result in failure.We hypothesized that isochronal map area (ISCA), derived from isochrones indicating electrogram prematurity, could help identify ablation targets in VA patients, as well as predict outcome. Specifically, we hypothesized that smaller ICSA for a given prematurity value would indicate a shallower arrhythmogenic focus leading to a higher likelihood of successful ablation...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717113/add-on-antiplatelet-effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-with-tailored-dose-setting-in-patients-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#9
Naoyoshi Hosogoe, Shuichi Ishikawa, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Ken Kozuma, Takaaki Isshiki
The aim of this study was to investigate the antiplatelet effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) at a sufficient dose following coronary stent implantation. Thirty-one patients on dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel were treated with highly purified EPA-E (Epadel(®)) for 12 weeks. Based on our previous study, patients with a high baseline EPA/arachidonic acid (AA) ratio (≥ 0.37; n = 11) were given a standard dose (1800 mg daily) of EPA-E, whereas those with a low EPA/AA ratio (< 0.37; n = 20) were given a high dose (2700 mg daily) to reach the target value of > 0...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701682/prognostic-impact-of-segmental-wall-motion-abnormality-in-patients-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#10
Yuichiro Iida, Takayuki Inomata, Toyoji Kaida, Teppei Fujita, Yuki Ikeda, Takeru Nabeta, Shunsuke Ishii, Toshimi Koitabashi, Ichiro Takeuchi, Junya Ako
The clinical impact of left ventricular (LV) segmental wall motion abnormalities (SWMA) in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) has not been well elucidated.Among 100 consecutive IDCM patients with follow-up visits, we enrolled 85 after excluding those with left bundle branch block and/or ventricular pacemaker implantation. LV wall motion was assessed using left ventriculography scored for 7 segments according to the American Heart Association classification as follows: 0, normokinesis; 1, hypokinesis; 2, akinesis; and 3, dyskinesis...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701681/inflammation-is-associated-with-platelet-coagulation-function-rather-than-enzymatic-coagulation-function-in-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
#11
Xiao Wang, Aimin Dang, Naqiang Lv, Nan Cheng, Xuesen Cheng
The integral changes of coagulation and fibrinolysis, and their relationships with inflammation in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) remain undetermined. The purpose of this study was to analyze the changes of coagulation and fibrinolysis process in patients with TA by thrombelastography (TEG).A total of 127 patients with TA and 55 healthy controls were enrolled. Patients with TA were grouped according to disease activity. The routine hematological parameters, traditional coagulation assays, and TEG parameters were summarized retrospectively...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701680/right-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-is-a-key-to-the-changes-in-cardiac-output-during-adaptive-servo-ventilation-support-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#12
Teruhiko Imamura, Koichiro Kinugawa
Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) is a recently-developed non-invasive therapy that improves the clinical course of heart failure (HF) patients. However, the precise hemodynamic response and predictors of ASV therapy remain uncertain. Overall, 69 patients with New York Heart Association HF class II-IV underwent 10-minute ASV testing along with hemodynamic studies. Among them, 21 (30%) achieved an acute response, which was defined as an increase in the cardiac index (CI) during ASV. ΔLeft ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) did not correlate with ΔCI, whereas Δtransmural LVEDP, which was calculated by subtracting right ventricular end-diastolic pressure (RVEDP) from LVEDP, and ΔCI were positively correlated, similar to the ascending limb of Frank-Starling's law (P = 0...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701679/nanoparticle-mediated-delivery-of-pitavastatin-to-monocytes-macrophages-inhibits-left-ventricular-remodeling-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-inhibiting-monocyte-mediated-inflammation
#13
Yajing Mao, Jun-Ichiro Koga, Masaki Tokutome, Tetsuya Matoba, Gentaro Ikeda, Kaku Nakano, Kensuke Egashira
Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) causes heart failure. Although medical therapies including angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors show inhibitory effects on post-infarct LV remodeling, the prognosis of patients with post-infarct heart failure is still poor. Accumulating evidence suggests that an inflammatory response is implicated in the process of post-infarct LV remodeling. Therefore, we hypothesized that anti-inflammatory therapy by nanoparticle-mediated monocyte/macrophage-targeting delivery of pitavastatin may protect the heart from post-infarct LV remodeling...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701678/paget-schroetter-syndrome-in-a-baseball-pitcher
#14
Shusuke Yagi, Minoru Mitsugi, Teruaki Sangawa, Masashi Akaike, Masataka Sata
Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS) is thrombosis of the deep veins draining the upper extremity due to anatomic abnormalities of the thoracic outlet that cause subclavian compression and subsequent thrombosis, leading to thrombus formation in the subclavian vein. Vigorous arm activity in sports is a known risk factor. Here, we report a case of Paget-Schroetter syndrome in a 31-year-old male non-professional baseball pitcher.
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701677/mechanisms-of-diuresis-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-by-tolvaptan
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hidetsugu Nomoto, Yasuhiro Satoh, Mayu Kamiyama, Kento Yabe, Mayumi Masumura, Atsushi Sakakibara, Shu Yamashita, Masahito Suzuki, Tomoyo Sugiyama, Tetsuo Oumi, Masakazu Ohno, Yoshihide Takahashi, Mitsuaki Isobe
Tolvaptan, a vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist, does not affect kidney circulation or cause worsening of renal function (WRF) in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) can be used to evaluate intravascular volume by calculating the ratio of extracellular water (ECW) to intracellular water (ICW). There have been no reports examining the mechanisms of tolvaptan-induced diuresis using BIA. We investigated whether tolvaptan decreases excess volume while maintaining intravascular volume in ADHF patients...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701676/efficacy-and-safety-of-triple-therapy-and-dual-therapy-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-compared-to-warfarin
#16
Hideo Amano, Daiga Saito, Takayuki Yabe, Ryo Okubo, Mikihito Toda, Takanori Ikeda
The efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) with antiplatelet therapy compared to warfarin are unclear. The subjects were 280 patients who received antiplatelet therapy with oral anticoagulation (OAC) for the treatment of or protection from thromboembolism between January 2012 and September 2015. Among the 280 subjects, 79 (28.2%) received dual therapy (OAC plus aspirin or P2Y12 inhibitor) with DOAC, 75 (26.8%) dual therapy with warfarin, 46 (16.4%) triple therapy (OAC plus aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor) with DOAC, and 80 (28...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701675/pathology-of-neointimal-calcification-in-very-late-restenosis-after-bare-metal-stent-implantation-for-superficial-femoral-artery
#17
Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Katsumi Inoue, Yoshimitsu Soga, Yusuke Tomoi, Yohei Kobayashi, Seiichi Hiramori, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando
A 60-year-old man, who had claudication in his right limb due to total occlusion of the right superficial femoral artery, received bare metal stents. Although the bare metal stents in the superficial femoral artery did not show restenosis 5 years after stent implantation, angiography revealed significant in-stent restenosis when he developed right critical limb ischemia at 8 years post implantation. Ballooning for in-stent lesions did not result in full expansion. His right limb was amputated above the knee due to progressive limb ischemia...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701674/resveratrol-ameliorates-arterial-stiffness-assessed-by-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Haruki Imamura, Takashi Yamaguchi, Daiji Nagayama, Atsuhito Saiki, Kohji Shirai, Ichiro Tatsuno
Resveratrol has been reported to have potent anti-atherosclerotic effects in animal studies. However, there are few interventional studies in human patients with atherosclerogenic diseases. The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) reflects arterial stiffness and is a clinical surrogate marker of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of resveratrol on arterial stiffness assessed by CAVI in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, 50 patients with T2DM received supplement of a 100mg resveratrol tablet (total resveratrol: oligo-stilbene 27...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701673/pulmonary-artery-diameter-predicts-lung-injury-after-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#19
Koichi Sugimoto, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Nobuo Sakamoto, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has been an attractive strategy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), even though it occasionally causes lung injury. However, predictive factors of lung injury after BPA have not been established. Pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation is often observed in patients with pulmonary hypertension. We investigated the association between PA diameter and complications after BPA.The subjects were 19 CTEPH patients who underwent BPA. Patients were divided into two groups: patients with lung injury including asymptomatic lung infiltration on computed tomography (CT) images or mild hemoptysis (group L, n = 9) and no complications (group N, n = 10)...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701672/the-shortest-qrs-duration-of-an-electrocardiogram-might-be-an-optimal-electrocardiographic-predictor-for-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#20
Jan-Yow Chen, Kuo-Hung Lin, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Che-Yi Chou
QRS duration has been associated with the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, the methods for defining QRS duration to predict the outcome of CRT have discrepancies in previous reports. The aim of this study was to determine an optimal measurement of QRS duration to predict the response to CRT.Sixty-one patients who received CRT were analyzed. All patients had class III-IV heart failure, left ventricular ejection fraction not more than 35%, and complete left bundle branch block. The shortest, longest, and average QRS durations from the 12 leads of each electrocardiogram (ECG) were measured...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
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