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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212134/the-adult-patient-with-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Paola Testa, Arpes Mainardi, Giancarlo Piovaccari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212133/potential-uselessness-and-futility-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-and-patent-foramen-ovale-closure-in-cardioembolic-stroke
#2
Gian L Nicolosi
International guidelines indicate that interventional closure of left atrial appendage and patent foramen ovale may be considered in selected patients for stroke prevention. These procedures appear, however, from the published literature, at high risk of uselessness and futility in the single case, if not even capable to induce harm and adverse events. In fact, all reported systematic reviews and meta-analyses have not shown in a convincing manner the superiority of these procedures in stroke prevention, taking into account the occurrence of possible complications also, as compared with alternative medical treatment...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212137/long-term-prognosis-after-acute-heart-failure-a-differential-impact-of-age-in-different-age-strata
#3
Paulo Bettencourt, Pedro Rodrigues, Helena Moreira, Pedro Marques, Patricia Lourenco
BACKGROUND: Increasing age predicts ominous prognosis in heart failure. Age influences the success of therapeutic approaches and interacts with other prognostic predictors. We aimed to study the impact of age in long-term survival in different age strata. METHODS: Patients were prospectively included in an acute heart failure registry; those with acute coronary syndromes and those with primary valvular disease were excluded. Outcome studied was all-cause mortality...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212136/impact-of-different-values-of-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-on-outcome-in-male-patients-with-aortic-valve-replacement
#4
Vito A Mannacio, Luigi Mannacio, Anita Antignano, Giovanni B Pinna, Raffaele Giordano, Michele Mottola, Gabriele Iannelli
AIMS: Mortality and left ventricular mass (LVM) recovery/regression after aortic valve replacement in patients with prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is controversial. This study evaluated the impact of different values of indexed effective orifice area (EOAi) in male patients on mortality and indexed LVM (ILVM) recovery/regression. METHOD: The study recruited 376 male patients with and without PPM after aortic valve replacement with different EOAi cut-off values...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212135/the-role-of-residual-intrastent-thrombus-during-primary-angioplasty-insights-from-the-coctail-ii-study
#5
Laura Gatto, Enrico Romagnoli, Francesco Versaci, Ugo Limbruno, Tomasz Pawlowski, Italo Porto, Valeria Marco, Luca Di Vito, Fabrizio Imola, Alberto Cremonesi, Francesco Prati
AIMS: Recent frequency-domain optical coherence tomography studies showed that a complete removal of thrombotic materials is rarely achieved after percutaneous coronary interventions for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Residual intrastent thrombus can embolize distally leading to microcirculatory injury. The aim was to find a possible correlation between residual intrastent thrombus and angiographic indexes of myocardial reperfusion. METHODS: The population consisted of 128 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction patients enrolled in the COCTAIL II trial...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151772/combined-use-of-short-term-and-long-term-cardiovascular-risk-scores-in-primary-prevention-an-assessment-of-clinical-utility
#6
Giovanni Veronesi, Simona Giampaoli, Diego Vanuzzo, Francesco Gianfagna, Luigi Palmieri, Guido Grassi, Giancarlo Cesana, Marco M Ferrario
AIMS: To evaluate the clinical utility of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk stratification based on a combined use of short-term and long-term risk scores in the primary prevention setting. METHODS: CVD-free participants 40-65 years old initially to seven population-based cohorts enrolled in northern and central Italy were stratified as 'low' (ESC-SCORE ≤ 1%), 'intermediate' (SCORE 1-4%) and 'moderate/high' short-term CVD risk (SCORE ≥ 4% or diabetes)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151771/ventricular-tachycardia-as-the-first-manifestation-of-disease-an-element-with-different-clinical-settings
#7
Cristina Balla, Hussam Ali, Riccardo Cappato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118184/impact-of-coronary-revascularization-on-the-clinical-and-scintigraphic-outlook-of-patients-with-myocardial-ischemia
#8
Francesco Nudi, Enrica Procaccini, Francesco Versaci, Alessandro Giordano, Annamaria Pinto, Giandomenico Neri, Giacomo Frati, Orazio Schillaci, Alessandro Nudi, Fabrizio Tomai, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
AIMS: The impact of coronary revascularization on outcomes and ischemic burden among patients with objective proof of ischemia is not yet established. We appraised the impact of revascularization on outcomes and residual ischemia in patients with objective evidence of ischemia at myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). METHODS: We queried our database for stable patients with myocardial ischemia at MPS, excluding those with prior myocardial infarction, systolic dysfunction, or cardiomyopathy...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118183/fatal-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-a-young-male-with-unrecognized-lqt3-and-cardiolaminopathy
#9
Anna Piccoli, Lorenzo Giuliani, Eloisa Arbustini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118182/a-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-focus-triggering-tachycardiomyopathy-in-a-peripartum-patient-exposed-to-radiation-and-chemotherapy
#10
Matteo Anselmino, Nicolò Montali, Fiorenzo Gaita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118181/takotsubo-syndrome-and-estrogen-receptor-genes-partners-in-crime
#11
Gabriele Pizzino, Alessandra Bitto, Pasquale Crea, Bijoy Khandheria, Olga Vriz, Scipione Carerj, Francesco Squadrito, Rosalba Minisini, Rodolfo Citro, Maurizio Cusmà-Piccione, Antonio Madaffari, Giuseppe Andò, Domenica Altavilla, Concetta Zito
AIMS: We aimed to analyze genetic polymorphism of estrogen receptor (ESR) 1 and ESR2 in a series of postmenopausal women with Takotsubo syndrome (TS). METHODS: In total, 81 consecutive white women were prospectively enrolled: 22 with TS (TS group; mean age 71.2 ± 9.8 years), 22 with acute myocardial infarction (MI group; mean age 73.2 ± 8 years), and 37 asymptomatic healthy controls (CTRL group; mean age 69 ± 4.2 years). Genotyping of ESR1 -397C>T (rs2234693) and -351A>G (rs9340799) and ESR2 -1839G>T (rs 1271572) and 1082G>A (rs1256049) genetic variants was performed...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118180/transcatheter-treatment-of-complex-malfunction-of-tricuspid-valve-prosthesis
#12
Giuseppe Santoro, Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Maria T Palladino, Heba T Mahmoud, Maria G Russo
A 45-year-old man with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve, previously submitted for tricuspid valve replacement and plication of the atrialized part of the right ventricle, was referred because of signs of increased systemic venous pressure and low output symptoms. Clinical picture was due to severe prosthetic valve stenosis and significant paravalvular regurgitation across an aneurismal dilatation of the atrialized right ventricle. A combined transcatheter approach by Melody valve implantation and Amplatzer Vascular Plug occlusion of the paravalvular leak completely relieved the hemodynamic and clinical findings...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107212/atypical-recurrence-of-takotsubo-syndrome-giant-t-wave-inversion-and-huge-qtc-prolongation
#13
Amedeo Pergolini, Giordano Zampi, Daniele Pontillo, Enzo Venturini, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Francesco Musumeci
In this image in clinical medicine, we describe a recurrence case of Takotsubo syndrome with multifaceted ECG presentation.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107211/type-2-myocardial-infarction-incidence-presentation-treatment-and-outcome-in-routine-clinical-practice
#14
Dragana Radovanovic, Thomas Pilgrim, Burkhardt Seifert, Philip Urban, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Paul Erne
AIMS: The clinical definition and optimal treatment for myocardial infarction (MI) type 2 (T2MI) are not well established. We assessed differences in presentation, treatment and outcomes of patients with MI type 1 (T1MI) and T2MI. METHODS: The data of MI patients enrolled in the AMIS Plus cohort with T2MI were compared with T1MI using propensity score matching. RESULTS: A total of 13 829 patients had T1MI and 1091 (7.3%) T2MI. Patients with T2MI were older, often female, with more risk factors and comorbidities, and less ST segment elevation...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092292/epicardial-collaterals-spasm-as-a-cause-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#15
Vincenzo Vetrugno, Francesco Fracassi, Osama Shoeib, Domenico D'Amario, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea
ST elevation myocardial infarction in a 61-year-old man with a history of previous coronary artery bypass grafts. Spasm of collaterals to the circumflex coronary artery was the cause of acute presentation and was successfully treated by intracoronary nitrates. Chronic therapy with calcium channel blockers was added in the discharge medications chart.
January 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092291/diagnosing-myocarditis-with-magnetic-resonance
#16
Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092290/clinical-recommendations-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-part-ii-inflammatory-and-congenital-heart-disease-cardiomyopathies-and-cardiac-tumors-a-position-paper-of-the-working-group-applicazioni-della-risonanza-magnetica-of-the-italian-society-of-cardiology
#17
Gianluca Pontone, Gianluca Di Bella, Castelletti Silvia, Viviana Maestrini, Pierluigi Festa, Lamia Ait-Ali, Pier Giorgio Masci, Lorenzo Monti, Gabriella di Giovine, Manuel De Lazzari, Alberto Cipriani, Andrea I Guaricci, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Alessia Pepe, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Giovanni Donato Aquaro
The current document was developed by the working group on the 'application of cardiac magnetic resonance' of the Italian Society of Cardiology to provide a perspective on the current state of technical advances and clinical cardiac magnetic resonance applications and to inform cardiologists how to implement their clinical and diagnostic pathway with the introduction of this technique in the clinical practice. Appropriateness criteria were defined using a score system: score 1-3 = inappropriate (test is not generally acceptable and is not a reasonable approach for the indication), score 4-6 = uncertain (test may be generally acceptable and may be a reasonable approach for the indication but more research and/or patient information is needed to classify the indication definitively) and score 7-9 = appropriate (test is generally acceptable and is a reasonable approach for the indication)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079765/early-recurrence-of-tako-tsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-an-elderly-woman-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-different-triggers-inducing-different-apical-ballooning-patterns
#18
Francesco Santoro, Riccardo Ieva, Armando Ferraretti, Elena Carapelle, Luisa De Gennaro, Luigi Maria Specchio, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti
We report the case of early recurrence of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy in an elderly woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis triggered by different stressors. A first episode with typical apical ballooning was anticipated by an emotional stress; a second, characterized by systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve associated with mitral regurgitation and severe intra-ventricular gradient, was precipitated by surgical stress and hypovolemia. We therefore hypothesize both a possible link between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy, and between different stressors and different Tako-Tsubo patterns...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079764/tako-tsubo-cardiomyopathy-complicated-by-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia
#19
Natale Daniele Brunetti, Riccardo Ieva, Michele Correale, Luisa De Gennaro, Francesco Santoro, Matteo Di Biase
We report a case of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia complicating Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy. We hypothesize that increased adrenergic tone supposedly underlying transient apical ballooning syndrome may facilitate the onset of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias in predisposed patients.
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072629/the-key-clues-to-reach-the-diagnosis-of-loeffler-endomyocardial-fibrosis-associated-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#20
Enrico Ammirati, Domenico Sirico, Linda Brevetti, Laura Scudiero, Diana Artioli, Patrizia Pedrotti, Maria Frigerio
Loeffler endomyocardial fibrosis is a rare restrictive cardiomyopathy due to chronic eosinophilic exposure (Loeffler endomyocarditis). Loeffler endomyocarditis is associated with different eosinophilic disorders, including eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). These images recapitulate all typical findings that can be observed in patients presenting with heart failure attributable to this specific cardiomyopathy associated with EGPA, a systemic medical condition that can be easily detectable just putting together different diagnostic elements...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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