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European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206819/norrisk-2-a-norwegian-risk-model-for-acute-cerebral-stroke-and-myocardial-infarction
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Randi Selmer, Jannicke Igland, Inger Ariansen, Aage Tverdal, Inger Njølstad, Kari Furu, Grethe S Tell, Tor Ole Klemsdal
Background Guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease recommend the estimation of an individual's total risk. We have developed a new model for the prediction of the 10-year risk of incident acute myocardial infarction or cerebral stroke based on Norwegian data, NORRISK 2. Design The model was based on 10-year follow-up of a large population-based cohort (CONOR) through linkage to the CVDNOR project, a database of cardiovascular disease hospital discharge diagnoses and mortality in Norway in 1994-2009...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196429/medical-and-psychosocial-factors-and-unfavourable-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-control-in-coronary-patients
#2
John Munkhaugen, Elise Sverre, Jan E Otterstad, Kari Peersen, Erik Gjertsen, Joep Perk, Lars Gullestad, Torbjørn Moum, Toril Dammen, Einar Husebye
Objective Understanding the determinants of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) control constitutes the basis of modelling interventions for optimal lipid control and prognosis. We aim to identify medical and psychosocial (study) factors associated with unfavourable LDL-C control in coronary patients. Methods A cross-sectional explorative study used logistic and linear regression analysis to investigate the association between study factors and LDL-C in 1095 patients, hospitalized with myocardial infarction and/or a coronary revascularization procedure...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195519/troponin-t-release-is-associated-with-silent-myocardial-ischaemia-in-black-men-the-sabpa-study
#3
Madelein E Griffiths, Leoné Malan, Rhena Delport, Marike Cockeran, Manja Reimann
Background High sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is a validated marker of myocardial damage and may reflect the degree of silent myocardial ischaemia (SMI) and ventricular strain. Our aim was to compare hs-cTnT levels in black and white South Africans taking SMI into consideration. We further explored the capability of hs-cTnT to predict the presence of compensatory systolic hypertension in this South African cohort. Methods A bi-ethnic sex cohort ( n = 404) with similar socioeconomic status (198 black participants and 206 white participants, aged 20-65 years) participated in this target population study where 24 h ambulatory blood pressure, electrocardiogram and overnight fasting cardiometabolic variables were measured...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195518/low-salivary-resolvin-d1-to-leukotriene-b4-ratio-predicts-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-novel-biomarker-of-non-resolving-vascular-inflammation
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Silke Thul, Carlos Labat, Mohamed Temmar, Athanase Benetos, Magnus Bäck
Background Different lipid mediators may have opposing effects on vascular inflammation. For example, whereas leukotriene B4 (LTB4) transduces inflammation, resolvin D1 (RvD1), which is synthesized from the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid, facilitates the resolution of inflammation. The aim of this study was to determine the association of the RvD1/LTB4 ratio with subclinical atherosclerosis. Methods Saliva samples and ultrasound measurements of the intima media thickness of the carotid artery was obtained for 254 participants...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195517/systematic-underutilisation-of-secondary-preventive-drugs-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-reduced-renal-function
#5
Masih Khedri, Karolina Szummer, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Tomas Jernberg, Marie Evans, Stefan H Jacobson, Jonas Spaak
Aims The high risk of recurrent events in patients with reduced renal function following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may in part be due to suboptimal secondary prevention. We aimed to describe the association between renal dysfunction and the prescription, initiation and persistent use of secondary prevention during the first year after a first ACS. Methods We identified all patients admitted to any Swedish coronary care unit for a first ACS between 2005 and 2010 ( n = 77,432). In 75,129 patients, creatinine levels were available in order to obtain the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195516/young-adulthood-cognitive-ability-predicts-statin-adherence-in-middle-aged-men-after-first-myocardial-infarction-a-swedish-national-registry-study
#6
John Wallert, Claudia Lissåker, Guy Madison, Claes Held, Erik Olsson
Background Cognitive ability (CA) is positively related to later health, health literacy, health behaviours and longevity. Accordingly, a lower CA is expected to be associated with poorer adherence to medication. We investigated the long-term role of CA in adherence to prescribed statins in male patients after a first myocardial infarction (MI). Methods CA was estimated at 18-20 years of age from Military Conscript Register data for first MI male patients (≤60 years) and was related to the one- and two-year post-MI statin adherence on average 30 years later...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195503/pro-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-and-prediction-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-the-malm%C3%A3-preventive-project
#7
John Berntsson, J Gustav Smith, Peter M Nilsson, Bo Hedblad, Olle Melander, Gunnar Engström
Background The increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation and novel therapeutic tools to prevent cardioembolic stroke has increased the need for risk markers. Objectives This study explored the relationship between the midregional sequence of pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) levels with the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke, and whether measurement of MR-proANP improves the prediction of these outcomes. Methods MR-proANP was measured in fasting blood samples of 5130 subjects (69% men, mean age 69...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195501/psychological-mediators-related-to-clinical-outcome-in-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-coronary-heart-disease-a-sub-analysis-from-the-suprim-trial
#8
Fredrika Norlund, Erik Mg Olsson, Ronnie Pingel, Claes Held, Kurt Svärdsudd, Mats Gulliksson, Gunilla Burell
Background The Secondary Prevention in Uppsala Primary Healthcare Project (SUPRIM) was a randomized controlled trial of a group-based cognitive behavioural therapy stress management programme for patients with coronary heart disease. The project was successful in reducing the risk of fatal or non-fatal first recurrent cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of cognitive behavioural therapy on self-rated stress, somatic anxiety, vital exhaustion and depression and to study the associations of these factors with the reduction in cardiovascular events...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186444/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-athletes-with-abnormal-exercise-test-results
#9
Danny Ajp van de Sande, Ing Han Liem, Jan Hoogsteen, Hareld Mc Kemps
Background Previous studies revealed a relatively high prevalence of electrocardiographic findings indicative for myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic athletes undergoing pre-participation screening. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is generally considered a valuable diagnostic and prognostic modality and often used for further diagnostic evaluation in these subjects. However, data on the diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in athletes are scarce. Objectives The main purpose of this study was to investigate the positive predictive value of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy for detection of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic athletes with abnormal exercise testing results during pre-participation screening...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186443/highly-increased-troponin-i-levels-following-high-intensity-endurance-cycling-may-detect-subclinical-coronary-artery-disease-in-presumably-healthy-leisure-sport-cyclists-the-north-sea-race-endurance-exercise-study-needed-2013
#10
Øyvind Skadberg, Øyunn Kleiven, Magnus Bjørkavoll-Bergseth, Tor Melberg, Rolf Bergseth, Jone Selvåg, Bjørn Auestad, Ole J Greve, Kenneth Dickstein, Torbjørn Aarsland, Stein Ørn
Background Circulating cardiac troponin levels increase following prolonged intense physical exercise. The aim of this study was to identify participants with highly elevated cardiac troponins after prolonged, high intensity exercise, and to evaluate these for subclinical coronary artery disease. Methods and results Ninety-seven recreational cyclists without known cardiovascular disease or diabetes, participating in a 91 km mountain bike race were included, 74 (76%) were males, age: 43 ± 10 years, race duration: 4...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186442/clinical-determinants-and-treatment-gaps-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia-data-from-a-multi-ethnic-regional-health-service
#11
Barak Zafrir, Ayman Jubran, Gil Lavie, David A Halon, Moshe Y Flugelman, Chen Shapira
Background Familial hypercholesterolemia is characterized by markedly increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk for premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Models of care vary and reflect differing health policies and resources. The availability of electronic databases may enable better identification and assessment of familial hypercholesterolemia in the community. Methods A regional healthcare database was utilized to identify patients with a high probability of familial hypercholesterolemia, clinically defined by age-dependent-peak low-density lipoprotein cholesterol cutoffs and exclusion of secondary causes of severe hypercholesterolemia...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186441/the-haemoglobin-glycation-index-as-predictor-of-diabetes-related-complications-in-the-alecardio-trial
#12
Sigrid Cj van Steen, Ilse C Schrieks, Joost Bl Hoekstra, A Michael Lincoff, Jean-Claude Tardif, Linda G Mellbin, Lars Rydén, Diederick E Grobbee, J Hans DeVries
The haemoglobin glycation index (HGI) quantifies the interindividual variation in the propensity for glycation and is a predictor of diabetes complications and adverse effects of intensive glucose lowering. We investigated the relevance of HGI as independent predictor of complications by using data of the AleCardio trial. The AleCardio trial randomized 7226 type 2 diabetes patients with an acute coronary syndrome to aleglitazar or placebo. From 6458 patients with baseline glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG), a linear regression equation, HbA1c (%) = 5...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169556/blood-pressure-dynamics-during-exercise-rehabilitation-in-heart-failure-patients
#13
Idan Hecht, Michael Arad, Dov Freimark, Robert Klempfner
Background Patients suffering from heart failure (HF) may demonstrate an abnormal blood pressure response to exercise (ABPRE), which may revert to a normal one following medical treatment. It is assumed that this change correlates positively with prognosis and functional aspects. The aim of this study was to characterize patients with ABPRE and assess ABPRE normalization and the correlation with clinical and functional outcomes. Methods In the study, 651 patients with HF who underwent cardiac rehabilitation (CR) were examined...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164717/corrigendum-to-management-of-stable-angina-a-commentary-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines
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January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164716/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-muscle-strength-in-late-adolescence-and-long-term-risk-of-early-heart-failure-in-swedish-men
#15
Martin Lindgren, Maria Åberg, Maria Schaufelberger, David Åberg, Linus Schiöler, Kjell Torén, Annika Rosengren
Aims To investigate the association between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and muscle strength in late adolescence and the long-term risk of heart failure (HF). Methods A cohort was created of Swedish men enrolled in compulsory military service between 1968 and 2005 with measurements for CRF and muscle strength ( n = 1,226,623; mean age 18.3 years). They were followed until 31 December 2014 for HF hospitalization as recorded in the Swedish national inpatient registry. Results During the follow-up period (median (interquartile range) 28...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139943/epidemiology-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-quo-vadis
#16
Guy De Backer
With observational epidemiological studies it has been possible in the 1950-60 s to identify what has been called cardiovascular risk factors. The multifactorial origin of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease has been elucidated and in multifactorial intervention trials it was demonstrated that lifestyle changes related to smoking, diet and exercise can prevent the incidence of premature cardiovascular events. The application of that knowledge at the level of the community has resulted in a reversal of the cardiovascular disease epidemic...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134562/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-effect-of-exercise-on-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-insights-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Miguel M Fernandes-Silva, Guilherme V Guimarães, Vagner Oc Rigaud, Marco S Lofrano-Alves, Rafael E Castro, Lais G de Barros Cruz, Edimar A Bocchi, Fernando Bacal
Background In patients with heart failure, inflammation has been associated with worse functional capacity, but it is uncertain whether it could affect their response to exercise training. We evaluated whether inflammatory biomarkers are related to differential effect of exercise on the peak oxygen uptake (V˙O2) among patients with heart failure. Design Open, parallel group, randomized controlled trial. Methods Patients with heart failure and ejection fraction ≤0.4 were randomized into exercise training or control for 12 weeks...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128654/burden-of-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-in-chinese-adults-implications-for-future-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#18
Robert Clarke, Huaidong Du, Om Kurmi, Sarah Parish, Meng Yang, Matthew Arnold, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Liang Wang, Yuexin Chen, Rudy Meijer, Sam Sansome, John McDonnell, Rory Collins, Liming Li, Zhengming Chen
Background Population-based studies of ultrasound measures of carotid atherosclerosis are informative about future risks of cardiovascular disease. Design Cross-sectional studies of carotid artery atherosclerosis in 24,822 Chinese adults from the China Kadoorie Biobank and 2579 Europeans from the UK Biobank. Methods Mean intima-media thickness of the common carotid arteries and presence of carotid artery plaque were examined in the China Kadoorie Biobank study. The carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) findings in Chinese (mean age 59 years) were compared with a European population (mean age 62 years)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128643/uniform-data-collection-in-routine-clinical-practice-in-cardiovascular-patients-for-optimal-care-quality-control-and-research-the-utrecht-cardiovascular-cohort
#19
Folkert W Asselbergs, Frank Lj Visseren, Michiel L Bots, Gert J de Borst, Marc P Buijsrogge, Jan M Dieleman, Baukje Gf van Dinther, Pieter A Doevendans, Imo E Hoefer, Monika Hollander, Pim A de Jong, Steven V Koenen, Gerard Pasterkamp, Ynte M Ruigrok, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Marianne C Verhaar, Diederick E Grobbee
Background Cardiovascular disease remains the major contributor to morbidity and mortality. In routine care for patients with an elevated cardiovascular risk or with symptomatic cardiovascular disease information is mostly collected in an unstructured manner, making the data of limited use for structural feedback, quality control, learning and scientific research. Objective The Utrecht Cardiovascular Cohort (UCC) initiative aims to create an infrastructure for uniform registration of cardiovascular information in routine clinical practice for patients referred for cardiovascular care at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121181/resting-heart-rate-trajectories-and-myocardial-infarction-atrial-fibrillation-ischaemic-stroke-and-death-in-the-general-population-the-troms%C3%A3-study
#20
Ekaterina Sharashova, Tom Wilsgaard, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Inger Njølstad, Tormod Brenn
Background Resting heart rate is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but long-term individual resting heart rate trajectories and their effect on cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality have not yet been described. Methods This large population-based longitudinal study included 14,208 men and women aged 20 years or older, not pregnant and not using blood pressure medications, who attended at least two of the three Tromsø Study surveys conducted between 1986-2001. Resting heart rate was measured using an automated Dinamap device...
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