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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399750/implantable-loop-recorders-in-patients-with-unexplained-syncope-clinical-predictors-of-pacemaker-implantation
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Martin Huemer, Ann-Kristin Becker, Alexander Wutzler, Philipp Attanasio, Abdul S Parwani, Philipp Lacour, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Burkert Pieske, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Florian Blaschke
BACKGROUND: Implantable loop recorders (ILR) are a valuable tool for the investigation of unexplained syncopal episodes. The aim of this retrospective single center study was to identify predictive factors for pacemaker implantation in patients with unexplained syncope who underwent ILR insertion. METHODS: 106 patients were retrospectively analyzed (mean age 59.1 years; 47.2% male) with unexplained syncope and negative conventional testing who underwent ILR implantation...
February 5, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341061/pericardial-effusion-unrelated-to-surgery-is-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-heart-transplant-patients
#2
Simon F Stämpfli, Tardu Özkartal, Niels Hagenbuch, Stephan Bernhart, Andreas J Flammer, Alessandra Vecchiati, Georg M Fröhlich, Frank Ruschitzka, Leonhard Held, Felix C Tanner
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamically irrelevant pericardial effusion (PeEf) is a predictor of adverse outcome in heart failure patients. The clinical relevance of a PeEf unrelated to surgery in heart transplant patients remains unknown. This study assesses the prognostic value of PeEf occurring later than one year after transplantation. METHODS: All patients undergoing heart transplantation in Zurich between 1989 and 2012 were screened. Cox proportional hazard models were used to analyse mortality (primary) and hospitalization (secondary endpoint)...
January 17, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341060/rationale-of-decreasing-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-below-70-mg-dl-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-retrospective-virtual-histology-intravascular-ultrasound-study
#3
Young Hoon Seo, Duck-Jun Seo, In Geol Song, Ki-Hong Kim, Taek-Geun Kwon, Jang-Ho Bae
BACKGROUND: The associations between statin and coronary plaque compositional changes were reported according to the use of high dose or not. An evaluation of the impact of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) < 70 mg/dL by using real world dosages of statin on coronary plaque composition was undertaken. METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 61 patients (mean 59.9 years old, 45 males) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, baseline and follow-up (F/U; mean 8...
January 17, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297178/oculus-study-virtual-reality-based-education-in-daily-clinical-practice
#4
Paweł Balsam, Sonia Borodzicz, Karolina Malesa, Dominika Puchta, Agata Tymińska, Krzysztof Ozierański, Łukasz Kołtowski, Michał Peller, Marcin Grabowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with high risk of stroke and other thromboembolic complications. The OCULUS study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the three-dimensional (3D) movie in teaching patients about the consequences of AF and pharmacological stroke prevention. METHODS: The study was based on a questionnaire and included 100 consecutive patients (38% women, 62% with AF history). Using the oculus glasses and a smartphone, a 3D movie describing the risk of stroke in AF was shown...
January 3, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297177/low-cpne3-expression-is-associated-with-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-feasible-genetic-marker-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Buchuan Tan, Long Liu, Yushuang Yang, Qian Liu, Liping Yang, Fanbo Meng
BACKGROUND: Gene COPINE III may be related to a phosphoprotein with intrinsic kinase activity and belongs to an unconventional kinase family. The CPNE3 gene may be used as a biomarker for assessment of occurrence and prognosis of various tumors. METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from 87 stable CAD patients and 91 AMI patients. Real-time quantitative PCR test and the western blot method were adopted to measure expression quantity of CPNE3 gene at the mRNA level and the protein level...
January 3, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297176/the-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-vagal-stimulation-after-acute-coronary-occlusion-role-of-the-heart-rate
#6
Waheed Manati, Julien Pineau, Rosa Doñate Puertas, Elodie Morel, Timour Quadiri, Bernard Bui-Xuan, Philippe Chevalier
BACKGROUND: Strong evidence suggests a causal link between autonomic disturbances and ventricular arrhythmias. However, the mechanisms underlying the antiarrhythmic effect of vagal stimulation are poorly understood. The vagal antiarrhythmic effect might be modulated by a decrease in heart rate. METHODS: the proximal anterior interventricular artery was occluded in 16 pigs by clamping under general anaesthesia. Group 1: heart rates remained spontaneous (n = 6; 12 occlusions); Group 2: heart rates were fixed at 190 beats per minute (bpm) with atrial electrical stimulation (n = 10; 20 occlusions)...
January 3, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240965/clinical-impact-of-repolarization-changes-in-supine-versus-upright-body-position
#7
Susanne Markendorf, Thomas Felix Lüscher, Jin-Hong Gerds-Li, Felix Schönrath, Christian Marc Schmied
BACKGROUND: The impact of postural changes on various electrocardiography (ECG) charac-teristics has only been assessed in a few small studies. This large prospective trial was con-ducted to confirm or refute preliminary data and add important results with immediate impact on daily clinical practice. METHODS: ECGs in supine and upright position from 1028 patients were analyzed. Evaluation was made according to changes in T-wave vector and direction, ST-segment deviation, heart rate, QT interval and QTc interval was performed...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240964/psycho-emotional-disorders-as-incoming-risk-factors-for-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries
#8
Javier López-Pais, Bárbara Izquierdo Coronel, David Galán Gil, María Jesús Espinosa Pascual, Carlos Gustavo Martinez Peredo, Paula Awamleh García, Juan Górriz Magaña, Rebeca Mata Caballero, Alfonso Fraile Sanz, Javier Muñiz, Joaquín J Alonso Martín
BACKGROUND: There is an emerging field underlying the myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of psycho-emotional disorders and social habits in MINOCA patients. METHODS: The study included 95 consecutive patients diagnosed of MINOCA and 178 patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and obstructive lesions. MINOCA patients were included when they fulfilled the three main criteria: Accomplishment of the Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction, absence of obstructive coronary arteries and no clinically overt specific cause for the acute presentation...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240963/proximal-buddy-in-jail-technique-a-bail-out-technique-to-increase-guide-support
#9
Tao Tu, Jianjun Tang, Zhenfei Fang, Xinqun Hu, Liang Tang, Yanshu Zhao, Qiming Liu, Shenghua Zhou
BACKGROUND: During percutaneous coronary intervention, "buddy-in-jail" technique is often used to facilitate stent delivery in complex coronary artery lesions. However, the safety and efficacy of this technique when used with different jailed wire and applied in different target vessel lesions remain elusive. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the effectiveness of "buddy-in-jail" technique in the tortuous and rigid lesions of both the common and neighboring coronary arteries...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240962/long-term-outcomes-after-percutaneous-revascularization-of-complex-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-using-a-dedicated-self-expanding-biolimus-eluting-stent-system
#10
Andreas S Triantafyllis, Johan Bennett, Efstathios Pagourelias, Keir McCutcheon, Tom Adriaenssens, Peter R Sinnaeve, Walter Desmet, Christophe Dubois
BACKGROUND: To evaluate long-term clinical outcomes after treatment of complex bifurcation lesions with the AXXESS dedicated self-expanding biolimus A9-eluting bifurcation stent. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 123 patients with complex bifurcation lesions were treated in a single center with the AXXESS stent in the proximal main vessel (MV) and additional drug-eluting stents in branches when required. Median follow-up was 5 years. Primary endpoint was the rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE)...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240961/anomalous-origin-of-culprit-coronary-arteries-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
#11
Paweł Tyczyński, Krzysztof Kukuła, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Tomasz Bochenek, Artur Dębski, Anna Oleksiak, Miłosz Marona, Michał Lelek, Janina Stępińska, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: To describe a series of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in whom anomalous origin of culprit coronary artery (AOCCA) was diagnosed. Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in AOCCA are performed very infrequently. METHODS: Electronic databases from three high-volume tertiary cardiac centers were retrospectively searched for the presence of AOCCA in ACS. RESULTS: Different types of AOCCA in ACS were identified in 20 patients...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240960/variant-rs2200733-and-rs10033464-on-chromosome-4q25-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
#12
Jiake He, Wengen Zhu, Yang Yu, Jinzhu Hu, Kui Hong
BACKGROUND: Common genetic polymorphisms at chromosome 4q25 were associated with increased susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it remained controversial whether these variants could be used as risk predictors for AF recurrence after catheter ablation. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to quantify the association between rs2200733 C>T/rs10033464 G>T and AF recurrence. METHODS: Relevant studies were systematically retrieved from PubMed, Web of science, Elsevier database and Cochrane library through November 2016...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240959/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-function-in-overweight-children-and-teenagers-with-arterial-hypertension-and-white-coat-hypertension
#13
Tomasz Florianczyk, Malgorzata Golabek-Dylewska, Beata Kucinska, Bozena Werner
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood is strongly associated with elevated arterial blood pressure and risk of hypertension. The aim of the study was the evaluation of left ventricular function in hypertensive and white coat hypertensive overweight children and teenagers. METHODS: The study group consisted of 74 overweight patients aged 10.3 ± 3.1 years (range: 6-16 years) diagnosed as hypertensive in standard blood pressure measurement. The control group consisted of 31 normotensive and normoweight children...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240958/short-and-long-term-effects-of-hemodialysis-on-platelet-and-monocyte-activity-markers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#14
Urs Benck, Ksenija Stach, Susanne Jung, Bernhard K Krämer, Thorsten Kälsch, Anna-Isabelle Kälsch
BACKGROUND: In hemodialysis (HD) patients cardiovascular events represent the predominant cause of mortality. Since platelet and monocyte activity markers play an important role in cardiovascular mortality, this study assessed the influence of HD on these markers. METHODS: 41 HD patients (25 male, 16 female) were included. Blood samples were obtained before and after a single HD session at baseline and again after an elapsed period of 114  21 days (91-175 days) on maintenance hemodialysis...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240957/non-coding-rnas-in-cardiac-%C3%AF-brosis-emerging-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets
#15
Zhongxiu Chen, Chen Li, Ke Lin, Huawei Cai, Weiqiang Ruan, Junyang Han, Li Rao
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are a class of RNA molecules that do not encode proteins. ncRNAs are involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, metabolism, and other physiological processes as well as the pathogenesis of diseases. Cardiac fibrosis is increasingly recognized as a common final pathway in advanced heart diseases. Many studies have shown that the occurrence and development of cardiac fibrosis is closely related to the regulation of ncRNAs. This review will highlight recent updates regarding the involvement of ncRNAs in cardiac fibrosis, and their potential as emerging biomarkers and therapeutic targets...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168543/lipid-lowering-therapy-with-pcsk9-inhibitors-in-the-management-of-cardiovascular-high-risk-patients-effectiveness-therapy-adherence-and-safety-in-a-real-world-cohort
#16
Michael Saborowski, Michael Dölle, Michael P Manns, Holger Leitolf, Steffen Zender
BACKGROUND: PCSK9-inhibitors have shown great potential in efficient lipid lowering to achieve low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment goals. The aim of the study was too describe the clinical use of PCSK9-inhibitors and to investigate therapy adherence and safety outside of clinical trials. METHODS: 38 patients were treated with PSCK9-inhibitors. Patients were eligible for this therapy based on their individual cardiovascular risk and when all other available lipid-lowering regimen had failed...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168542/state-of-the-art-of-transcatheter-treatment-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-and-the-overview-of-the-inflow-project-aiming-at-developing-the-first-polish-tavi-system
#17
Mateusz Kachel, Krzysztof Milewski, Piotr Buszman, Magdalena Michalak, Wojciech Domaradzki, Witold Gerber, Joanna Śliwka, Jerzy Nożyński, Michał Sobota, Piotr Hirnle, Marzena Białek-Brodocz, Michał Zembala, Mariusz Pawlak, Emil Płowiecki, Janusz Kasperczyk, Arkadiusz Mężyk, Andrzej Bochenek, Paweł Buszman
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November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168541/evaluation-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-two-center-one-year-follow-up-analysis
#18
Sylwia Iwańczyk, Jarosław Hiczkiewicz, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Magdalena Łanocha, Daria Adamczak, Wojciech Faron, Stefan Grajek, Maciej Lesiak
BACKGROUND: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have emerged as a new treatment option in cardiovascular medicine. Nonetheless, there is still limited data on the use of these novel devices in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of BVS implantation in patients with ACS. METHODS: The present report is a prospective, two-centre registry that involved 165 consecutive patients hospitalized with the diagnosis of ACS and treated with the Absorb BVS (Abbot Vascular, Santa Clara, USA)...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168540/identification-of-a-peripheral-blood-long-non-coding-rna-upperhand-as-a-potential-diagnostic-marker-of-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Xuejie Li, Zhenzhou Zhao, Chuanyu Gao, Lixin Rao, Peiyuan Hao, Dongdong Jian, Wentao Li, Haiyu Tang, Muwei Li
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been confirmed to be involved in the pathological processes of multiple diseases. However, the characteristic expression of lncRNAs in peripheral blood of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and whether some of these lncRNAs can be used as diagnostic biomarkers for CAD requires further investigation. METHODS: 6 healthy and CAD individuals were selected for microarray analysis, and 5 differentially expressed lncRNAs were selected and confirmed in the second cohort consisting of 30 control individuals and 30 CAD patients with different SYNTAX scores...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168539/severe-degenerative-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-does-not-change-adipokines-serum-levels
#20
Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tomasz Bochenek, Błażej Kusz, Magdalena Mizia, Agnieszka Sikora-Puz, Klaudia Gieszczyk-Strózik
BACKGROUND: The role of the adipokines in the pathogenesis of aortic stenosis (AS) is not well established. The aim was to evaluate the relationship between adipokines and clinical characteristics as well as echocardiographic indices and noninvasive markers of vascular remodeling in patients with severe AS with preserved ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: Sixty-five patients (F/M: 38/27; age: 68.3 ± 9.0 years; body mass index [BMI]: 29.6 ± 4.3 kg/m²) with severe AS with preserved EF: 33 patients with paradoxical low-flow low-gradient AS (PLFLG AS) and 32 patients with normal flow high-gradient AS (NFHG AS) were prospectively enrolled into the study...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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