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Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728476/a-perspective-on-diuretic-resistance-in-chronic-congestive-heart-failure
#1
Niel Shah, Raef Madanieh, Mehmet Al Kan, Muhammad U Dogar, Constantine E Kosmas, Timothy J Vittorio
Chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) is a complex disorder characterized by inability of the heart to keep up the demands on it, followed by the progressive pump failure and fluid accumulation. Although the loop diuretics are widely used in heart failure (HF) patients, both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic alterations are thought to be responsible for diuretic resistance in these patients. Strategies to overcome diuretic resistance include sodium intake restriction, changes in diuretic dose and route of administration and sequential nephron diuretic therapy...
July 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689451/tailoring-therapy-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-is-laplace-s-law-enough
#2
Srilakshmi M Adhyapak, V Rao Parachuri
The burden of heart failure has long plagued the productive years of the population, with therapeutic advances in the timely treatment of ischemic heart disease decreasing its associated mortality. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and β-blockers have impacted heart failure therapeutics in a revolutionary way. The importance of blockade of the renin-angiotensin system and adrenergic stimulation are fully accepted concepts that apply in young and old, symptomatic and asymptomatic, borderline low and very low Ejection Fraction (EF), left ventricular failure and biventricular failure...
July 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675986/clinical-determinants-of-clopidogrel-responsiveness-in-a-heterogeneous-cohort-of-puerto-rican-hispanics
#3
Dagmar F Hernandez-Suarez, Stuart A Scott, Matthew I Tomey, Kyle Melin, Angel Lopez-Candales, Charlotte E Buckley, Jorge Duconge
BACKGROUND: Clopidogrel is by far the most prescribed platelet adenosine diphosphate (ADP) antagonist in Puerto Rico despite the advent of newer agents (prasugrel and ticagrelor). Given the paucity of data on clopidogrel responsiveness in Hispanics, we sought to determine the association between clinical characteristics and platelet reactivity in Puerto Rican patients on clopidogrel therapy. STUDY POPULATION: A total of 100 Puerto Rican patients on clopidogrel therapy were enrolled and allocated into two groups: Group I, without high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HTPR); and Group II, with HTPR...
July 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651452/nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-patients-with-renal-impairment
#4
Alexander G G Turpie, Daniel Purdham, Antonio Ciaccia
The nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), also referred to as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), dabigatran, apixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban, have emerged as effective alternatives to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) across several indications, including the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (SSE) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Their use in patients with renal impairment is of particular importance, given the prevalence of renal dysfunction in the indicated populations and the impact of renal function on the metabolism of the NOACs...
June 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639538/metabolic-syndrome-pathophysiology-management-and-modulation-by-natural-compounds
#5
Yogita Rochlani, Naga Venkata Pothineni, Swathi Kovelamudi, Jawahar L Mehta
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a cluster of metabolic abnormalities that include hypertension, central obesity, insulin resistance, and atherogenic dyslipidemia, and is strongly associated with an increased risk for developing diabetes and atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). The pathogenesis of MetS involves both genetic and acquired factors that contribute to the final pathway of inflammation that leads to CVD. MetS has gained significant importance recently due to the exponential increase in obesity worldwide...
June 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589748/challenges-in-management-of-left-ventricular-thrombus
#6
Fuad Habash, Srikanth Vallurupalli
Left ventricular thrombus (LVT) complicates both ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies and is a potential cause of thromboembolic complications such as stroke. Management of LVT in the 21st century is primarily based on studies before the widespread use of potent pharmacological and interventional therapies such as primary percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. Though advances in diagnostic technology have improved detection of LVT, clinicians face several uncertainties in the management of LVT in daily practice...
June 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580833/taurine-supplementation-has-anti-atherogenic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-before-and-after-incremental-exercise-in-heart-failure
#7
Mehdi Ahmadian, Valiollah Dabidi Roshan, Elaheh Aslani, Stephen R Stannard
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory effect of supplemental taurine prior to and following incremental exercise in patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Patients with HF and left ventricle ejection fraction less than 50%, and placed in functional class II or III according to the New York Heart Association classification, were randomly assigned to two groups: (1) taurine supplementation; or (2) placebo...
June 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464707/tension-pneumothorax-presenting-as-st-segment-elevation-look-listen-act
#8
Aditya Naraian Chada, Naga Venkata Krishna Chand Pothineni, Swathi Kovelamudi, Deepa S Raghavan
We present a unique case of a patient with a tension pneumothorax that presented with electrocardiogram (ECG) characteristics typical for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. The clinical diagnosis was clinched by focused physical examination. Treatment of the pneumothorax lead to resolution of the electrocardiographic abnormalities. Our experience from this unique case is useful for cardiologists and critical care physicians who encounter these patients routinely.
May 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553755/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-can-its-failure-be-predicted
#9
Robert Irzmański, Joanna Kapusta, Agnieszka Obrębska-Stefaniak, Beata Urzędowicz, Jan Kowalski
BACKGROUND: The prognosis in patients after acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is significantly burdened by coexisting anaemia, leukocytosis and low glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Hyperglycaemia in the early stages of ACS is a strong predictor of death and heart failure in non-diabetic subjects. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of hyperglycaemia, anaemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopaenia and decreased GFR on the risk of the failure of cardiac rehabilitation (phase II at the hospital) in post-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488460/the-efficacy-of-evolocumab-in-the-management-of-hyperlipidemia-a-systematic-review
#10
Lamia AlHajri, Asma AlHadhrami, Shama AlMheiri, Yalwah AlMutawa, Zainab AlHashimi
BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia has been a concern for a long time, with various guidelines emphasizing the importance of managing the lipid profile to prevent cardiac incidences. Although statins have been found to be highly effective, resistance and intolerability to side effects will continue to be a stumbling block for certain patients. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors tackle lipid profile via a novel mechanism and therefore provide an additional effective option for managing lipid profile...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413926/dusp-1-gene-expression-is-not-regulated-by-promoter-methylation-in-diabetes-associated-cardiac-hypertrophy
#11
Gurinder Bir Singh, Sanskriti Khanna, Satish K Raut, Saurabh Sharma, Rajni Sharma, Madhu Khullar
BACKGROUND: The exact mechanism causing decreased expression of the dual specific phosphatase-1 ( DUSP-1) gene in diabetes-associated cardiac hypertrophy is not known. DNA promoter methylation is often associated with decreased gene expression in many diseases including cardiovascular diseases. So, we investigated whether epigenetic silencing via promoter methylation is involved in the decreased expression of DUSP-1 in diabetes-associated cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Western blotting confirmed the down regulation of the DUSP-1 gene at transcriptional and translational levels...
April 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198204/nanomedicine-applied-to-cardiovascular-diseases-latest-developments
#12
REVIEW
Virna Margarita Martín Giménez, Diego E Kassuha, Walter Manucha
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of disability and they are currently responsible for a significant number of deaths in a large percentage of the world population. A large number of therapeutic options have been developed for the management of cardiovascular diseases. However, they are insufficient to stop or significantly reduce the progression of these diseases, and may produce unpleasant side effects. In this situation, the need arises to continue exploring new technologies and strategies in order to overcome the disadvantages and limitations of conventional therapeutic options...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164744/thrombolysis-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#13
REVIEW
Sotirios Giannakakis, George Galyfos, Ioannis Sachmpazidis, Kostas Kapasas, Stavros Kerasidis, Ioannis Stamatatos, Georgios Geropapas, Georgios Kastrisios, Gerasimos Papacharalampous, Chrisostomos Maltezos
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) has been associated with severe morbidity and mortality worldwide, affecting the quality of life for millions of patients. Acute thrombosis has been identified as a major complication of PAD, with proper management including both open as well as endovascular techniques. Thrombolysis has emerged as a reasonable option in the last decades to treat such patients although data produced by randomized trials have been limited. This review aims to present major aspects of thrombolysis in PAD regarding its indications and contraindications, technique tips as well as to review literature data in order to produce useful conclusions for everyday clinical practice...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190378/overview-of-the-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-for-atrial-fibrillation
#14
EDITORIAL
Robert P Giugliano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555569/primary-and-key-secondary-results-from-the-rocket-af-trial-and-their-implications-on-clinical-practice
#15
REVIEW
Rohan Shah, Manesh R Patel
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban were studied in the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF trial). A number of subanalyses of the ROCKET AF trial have subsequently analyzed the use of rivaroxaban in special patient populations. METHODS: The outcomes of the ROCKET AF trial were reviewed. The use of rivaroxaban in higher risk populations, as determined by the presence of co-morbidities included in the CHADS2 criteria, was analyzed...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342651/apixaban-to-prevent-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Benjamin E Peterson, Sana M Al-Khatib, Christopher B Granger
Atrial fibrillation is a common, costly and morbid cardiovascular arrhythmia. Stroke prevention remains the mainstay of treatment for atrial fibrillation, and the recent advent of novel oral anticoagulants with direct factor IIa or factor Xa inhibition has significantly revolutionized this aspect of treatment for atrial fibrillation patients. This review focuses on the tolerability and efficacy of apixaban and tackles the generalizability of the findings with apixaban to broader patient populations than those primarily enrolled in the clinical trials, drawing from the AVERROES and ARISTOTLE trials and their subsequent secondary analyses...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26680560/edoxaban-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#17
REVIEW
Alon Eisen, Christian T Ruff
Edoxaban, a direct factor Xa inhibitor, was extensively studied in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this review is to focus specifically on the efficacy and safety profile of edoxaban in patients with AF from preclinical development through the phase III trial that led to regulatory approval.
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033742/assessment-of-achieved-systolic-blood-pressure-in-newly-treated-hypertensive-patients-aged-60-79-years-before-and-after-eighth-joint-national-committee-recommendations
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michael S Kelly, Joseph J Saseen, Joel C Marrs
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients who were newly prescribed antihypertensive therapy after the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) update were treated to a relaxed systolic blood pressure (SBP) goal compared with patients treated before the update. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study approved by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board. Patients aged 60-79 years, without diabetes or chronic kidney disease (CKD), newly treated for hypertension at a University of Colorado primary care clinics were included...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932570/effect-of-losartan-combined-with-amlodipine-or-with-a-thiazide-on-uric-acid-levels-in-hypertensive-patients
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alberto F Rubio-Guerra, Ana K Garro-Almendaro, Cesar I Elizalde-Barrera, Juan A Suarez-Cuenca, Montserrat B Duran-Salgado
Hyperuricemia leads to endothelial dysfunction and insulin resistance, and has been associated with diseases such as hypertension. Antihypertensive drugs modify serum uric acid levels, however, few data are available about their combinations on uricemia. In this study we evaluate the effect of two combinations of losartan, with amlodipine or with hydrochlorothiazide, on serum uric acid levels in hypertensive patients. METHODS: A total of 60 hypertensive patients were randomized in two groups; group LA received losartan/amlodipine (100/5 mg) once a day, whereas LH group received losartan hydrochlorothiazide (100/12...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884949/control-of-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-moroccan-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertension-a-3-month-observational-study-in-primary-care
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Mohamed Alami, Mustapha El Hattaoui, Mehdi Seqat, Jamaa Sadik, Aicha Aouad, Mohammed Benghanem Gharbi
BACKGROUND: Control of blood pressure and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors are mandatory in patients with hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with controlled hypertension and to describe the cardiovascular risk profile in hypertensive patients followed by general practitioners (GPs) in Morocco. METHODS: This national, observational, multicentre, prospective, longitudinal study of patients with newly diagnosed hypertension was carried out between September 2011 and December 2011...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
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