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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281739/cerebral-micro-embolization-during-pulmonary-vein-isolation-relation-to-post-ablation-silent-cerebral-ischemia
#1
Edina Nagy-Baló, Mihran Martirosyan, Gábor Sándorfi, Orsolya Hajas, Levente Lánczi, Ervin Berényi, Lilla Ladányi, Alexandra Kiss, István Édes, Zoltán Csanádi
BACKGROUND: High incidences of silent cerebral ischemia (SCI) have been revealed by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW MRI) after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation. A high number of mostly gaseous micro-embolic signals (MESs) was detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD) during PVI. In this investigation the possible relationship between MESs detected intraoperatively by TCD and new SCI on DW MRI post-ablation is reported. METHODS: 27 consecutive atrial fibrillation patients (6 female, age median: 64 interquartile range: 13...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281738/efficacy-of-nicorandil-treatment-for-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-high-risk-patients-undergoing-cardiac-catheterization-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Leili Iranirad, Seyed Fakhreddin Hejazi, Mohammad Saleh Sadeghi, Shahram Arsang Jang
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) remains to be a potentially serious complication of radiographic procedures and is the third leading cause of the acute kidney injury (AKI) among hospitalized patients. This clinical trial was performed to assess the preventive effect of oral nicorandil on CIN in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, controlled trial, 128 patients with at least two risk factors for CIN undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to either the nicorandil group or the control group...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281737/early-and-mid-term-results-of-coronary-endarterectomy-influence-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-surgical-techniques
#3
Jae Hang Lee, Cheong Lim, Jun Sung Kim, Kay-Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Coronary endarterectomy (CE) may be a good option for complete revascularization of diffuse coronary artery diseases, but it has not been widely used because the outcomes have not been definitively identified. This study aims to evaluate the mid-term clinical results of CE and compare the outcomes according to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the surgical technique used. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, 69 cases of coronary endarterectomy were performed in 64 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281736/optimal-antiplatelet-pharmacotherapy-guided-by-bedside-genetic-or-functional-testing-in-elective-pci-patients-a-pilot-study-onside-test-pilot
#4
Lukasz Koltowski, Mariusz Tomaniak, Daniel Aradi, Zenon Huczek, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Janusz Kochman, Sylwia Gajda, Paweł Balsam, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy is recommended after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) patients; however, still one-third of patients do not obtain adequate platelet inhibition that may result in increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of the ONSIDE TEST study is to evaluate the clinical impact of point-of-care genotyping- and platelet function-based personalized dual antiplatelet strategies in SCAD individuals undergoing PCI...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281735/high-sensitive-troponin-levels-in-patients-with-chest-pain-and-kidney-disease-a-multicenter-registry-the-tropic-study
#5
Flavia Ballocca, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Claudio Moretti, Roberto Diletti, Carlo Budano, Alberto Palazzuoli, Matthew J Reed, Tullio Palmerini, Dariusz Dudek, Alfredo Galassi, Pierluigi Omedè, Nicolas M Mieghem, David Ferenbach, Marco Pavani, Diego Della Riva, Nick L Mills, Ron T Van Domburgh, Andrea Mariani, Artur Dziewierz, Marco di Cuia, Robert Jan van Geuns, Felix Zijlstra, Serena Bergerone, Sebastiano Marra, Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Fiorenzo Gaita
BACKGROUND: Accuracy of high sensitive troponin (hs-cTn) to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with renal insufficiency is not established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of high sensitivity troponin T and I in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: All consecutive patients with chest pain, renal insufficiency (eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m²) and high sensitive troponin level were included. The predictive value of baseline and interval troponin (hs-cTnT and I) for the presence of CAD was assessed...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281734/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-new-perspectives-for-the-method
#6
Iwona Gorczyca-Michta, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Ischemic stroke is a common complication of atrial fibrillation. Currently, oral anticoagulant drugs are the most commonly used method of stroke prevention. Left atrial appendage occlusion is thought to be the main source of thrombi in patients with AF. Percutaneous left atrial appendage is a valuable therapeutic option for selected high-risk patients with AF and contraindications for oral anticoagulation therapy. While complete closure of the left atrial appendage is the goal of a device implantation the variable nature of the left atrial appendage anatomy makes this goal difficult to achieve...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248410/low-permanent-pacemaker-rates-following-lotus-device-implantation-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-due-to-modified-implantation-protocol
#7
Florian Krackhardt, Behrouz Kherad, Maximilian Krisper, Burkert Pieske, Michael Laule, Carsten Tschöpe
BACKGROUND: Conduction disturbances requiring permanent pacemaker implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are a common problem. Pacemaker implantation rates after TAVR appear to be higher compared to conventional aortic valve replacement. The aim of this study was to analyze whether a high annulus implantation conveys the benefit of a decreased rate of permanent pacemaker implantation while being safe and successful according to VAR2-criteria. METHODS: A total of 23 patients with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis, an aortic annulus of 19-27mm and at high risk for surgery were treated with the Lotus valve...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248409/immediate-and-long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation
#8
Roland Fiszer, Paweł Dryżek, Małgorzata Szkutnik, Sebastian Góreczny, Alexandra Krawczuk, Jadwiga Moll, Tomasz Moszura, Szymon Pawlak, Jacek Białkowski
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become an alternative to heart surgery for patients after previous right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) or pulmonary artery (PA) surgical interventions. The objective was to present immediate and long-term outcomes of transcutaneous pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: Between 06/2009 and 06/2016, 46 patients underwent TPVR. Initial diagnoses included tetralogy of Fallot, common arterial trunk, transposition of great arteries post Rastelli correction, left ventricle outflow obstruction after Ross operation, pulmonary atresia, and isolated dysplastic pulmonary valve stenosis...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248408/prognostic-importance-of-central-thrombus-in-hemodynamically-stable-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
#9
Aysegul Senturk, Savas Ozsu, Serap Duru, Ebru Cakır, Sevinc Sarinc Ulaslı, Ezgi Demirdogen, Servet Kayhan, Aygul Guzel, Fatih Yakar, Serdar Berk
BACKGROUND: The association between mortality and localization of central thrombus in hemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) is unclear. Sufficient data are not available to help clinicians to select between low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), unfractionated heparin (UFH) and thrombolytics for the management of central thrombus. The present study aims to investigate whether central thrombus in the pulmonary artery affects 30-day mortality rate, and to compare the outcomes of different treatment approaches in patients with central thrombus...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248407/hemodynamic-changes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-during-sequential-follow-ups-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-compared-with-tricuspid-aortic-valve
#10
Tian-Yuan Xiong, Ming-Xia Zheng, Xin Wei, Yi-Jian Li, Yan-Biao Liao, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Yuan-Ning Xu, Hong Tang, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND: To investigate the individual sequential hemodynamic changes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), especially for patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), in comparison with tricuspid aortic valve (TAV). METHODS: The study population comprised 85 patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI for BAV (n = 49) or TAV (n = 36) with at least two serial echocardiographic follow-ups. Doppler echocardiography was scheduled to be performed at discharge and 1, 3, 6 months and 1 year after the procedure...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248406/trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation-contemporary-practice-and-the-future
#11
Omar Aldalati, Philip MacCarthy, Rafał Dworakowski
With increasing life expectancy, the epidemic of valvular heart disease, especially aortic stenosis (AS), is becoming more prevalent. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as an alternative therapy for patients with significant aortic valve disease. It offers a less invasive procedure in comparison to surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) and an attractive substitute from the patient's perspective. The evidence for TAVI in inoperable and high risk surgical patients is now established and in the intermediate risk group has been accumulating rapidly and is looking favourable for TAVI...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198522/cardiovascular-drug-utilization-post-implant-is-related-to-clinical-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#12
Zoltan Bakos, Christian Reitan, Anna Werther-Evaldsson, Anders Roijer, Pyotr PLatonov, Rasmus Borgquist
BACKGROUND: In select patients with heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is the most common complementary treatment besides medical treatment. We aimed to assess the association between post CRT-implant changes in cardiovascular medication and cardiovascular mortality and heart failure hospitalization. METHODS: 211 patients on optimal medical therapy eligible for CRT were retrospectively included in this study (72 ± 7 years, 80% male, 66% left bundle branch block [LBBB], 48% dilated cardiomyopathy [DCMP]) and investigated at baseline and after 6 months ...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198521/sevoflurane-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-myocardial-injury-by-affecting-the-phosphorylation-states-of-proteins-in-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#13
Yini Wu, Jianping Wang, Xiaoyan Yu, Dongli Li, Xin Han, Lihua Fan
BACKGROUND: The effect of sevoflurane on the doxorubicin-induced myocardial injury was explored by investigating the phosphorylation states of proteins in phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway. METHODS: Myocardial injury rat models were induced by doxorubicin and evenly assigned into five groups according to different treatment: Doxorubicin group (DG, 200-µL saline solution), sevoflurane group (SevG, inhaled with 2...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198520/twelve-month-follow-up-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-amulet
#14
Caroline Kleinecke, Jai-Wun Park, Martin Gödde, Konstantin Zintl, Steffen Schnupp, Johannes Brachmann
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second generation Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. METHODS: In this single-center registry patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Amplatzer Amulet device...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151544/relationship-between-past-myocardial-infarction-periodontal-disease-and-porphyromonas-gingivalis-serum-antibodies-a-case-control-study
#15
Radosław P Łysek, Krystyna Szafraniec, Maciej Polak, Piotr Jankowski, Agnieszka Micek, Renata Wolfshaut-Wolak, Danuta Czarnecka, Jan Potempa, Andrzej Pająk
BACKGROUND: The relationship between chronic periodontitis (CP) and increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is known but quantitative assessments and mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between past myocardial infarction (MI) and the severity of CP, and the level of serum antibody titer against Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipains. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 97 patients after MI and 113 high risk controls with no history of coronary heart disease (CHD) matched with age, sex and place of residence (urban vs...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150295/impact-of-corevalve-size-selection-based-on-multi-slice-computer-tomography-on-paravalvular-leak-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#16
Piotr Chodór, Krzysztof Wilczek, Roman Przybylski, Jan Głowacki, Tomasz Kukulski, Witold Streb, Tomasz Niklewski, Grzegorz Honisz, Przemysław Trzeciak, Tomasz Podolecki, Łukasz Włoch, Marian Zembala, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Paravalvular leak (PVL) has significant impact on long-term outcomes in patients after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study sought to determine whether multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT)-guided valve selection reduces PVL after CoreValve implantation. METHODS: The analysis encompassed 69 patients implanted with CoreValve and were divided into two groups. In Group I (30 patients), valve selection was based on standard procedures, in Group II (39 pts), on MSCT measurements...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150294/muscle-strength-and-carotid-artery-flow-velocity-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-adults
#17
Jinkee Park, Hyuntae Park
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been proposed as a surrogate marker of atherosclerotic disease. In addition, carotid flow velocity (FV) and muscle strength (MS) are reported to be associated with increased CIMT. As there remains insufficient evidence for a complex association of CIMT with FV and MS, the aim of this study was to examine this association in adults. METHODS: A total of 426 adults participated in this study. MS in all subjects was measured by hand grip strength...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150293/erectile-dysfunction-as-a-predictor-of-2-year-prognosis-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
Svetlana Apostolovic, Dragana Stanojevic, Ruzica Jankovic-Tomasevic, Sonja Salinger-Martinovic, Tomislav Kostic, Zoran Perisic
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a predictor or marker of coronary artery disease in patients at high risk of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of ED in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and after 2 years of follow-up, and to determine the association between ED and the concentrations of the markers of inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress which were measured on the third day after hospital admission...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150292/identification-of-biomarkers-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-based-on-microarray-data-analysis
#19
Yushuang Yang, Wei Yang, Wenxin Huo, Pengfei Huo, Hailing Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the biomarkers and potential mechanism underlying ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). METHODS: Using the GSE42955 Affymetrix microarray data accessible from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, the differentially expressed genes between 12 ICM tissue samples and 5 normal controls were identified. To investigate the function changes in the course of disease progression, Gene Ontology (GO) annotation and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis were performed on the differentially expressed genes, followed by analysis of the protein-protein interaction (PPI) network and modules...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150290/a-review-of-the-utility-of-a-hypothermia-protocol-in-cardiac-arrests-due-to-non-shockable-rhythms
#20
Brin Freund, Peter W Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia and targeted temperature management are considered standard of care in the management of patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests due to shockable rhythms to improve neurological outcomes. In those presenting out-of-hospital cardiac arrests associated with non-shockable rhythms, the benefit of hypothermia is less clear. In this review we try to clarify the utility of implementing a hypothermia protocol after cardiac arrests due to non-shockable rhythms...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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