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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29942361/vasculitis-of-ascending-aorta-detected-on-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-patient-with-fever-of-unknown-origin
#1
Alireza Emami-Ardekani, Sara Harsini, Mohammad Eftekhari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29942360/a-challenging-broad-complex-tachycardia
#2
Nithin Ramesh Iyer, Adrianus W G J Oomen, Raymond W Sy
A 53-year-old man presented with chest pain, palpitations and presyncope, without history of overt cardiac disease. The patient was alert. His heart rate was 206 beats per minute, and his blood pressure was 100/50 mm Hg. An intravenous bolus of amiodarone 150 mg was administered in the emergency department. His ECGs preamiodarone and postamiodarone are shown in figure 1. Echocardiography showed low-normal left ventricular systolic function.Figure 1(A) ECG of index arrhythmia. (B) ECG following amiodarone...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29942359/influence-of-comorbidities-and-clinical-prediction-model-on-neurological-prognostication-post-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#3
Weiting Huang, Gary Kuan Wee Teo, Jack Wei-Chieh Tan, Nur Shahidah Ahmad, Hwee Hong Koh, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
Background: Survival with good neurological function post out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), defined as cerebral performance category (CPC) 1-2, ranges from 1.6% to 3% in Asia. We aim to study the influence of comorbidities and peri-OHCA event factors on neurological recovery and develop a model that can help clinicians predict neurological function among patients with post-OHCA admitted to the hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study. All patients admitted post-OHCA from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015 to a tertiary centre were identified through the hospital OHCA registry...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29942358/extended-trans-septal-versus-left-atrial-approach-in-mitral-valve-surgery-1017-patients-experience
#4
Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Stephen C Clark
Objective: The mitral valve may be accessed directly through the left atrium but visualisation can sometimes be challenging. A trans-septal interatrial approach provides better exposure and easy access for concomitant tricuspid procedures especially in difficult cases. This retrospective study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of the extended vertical trans-septal approach (EVTSA) for routine mitral valve exposure. Method: 1017 consecutive patients undergoing an isolated primary mitral valve procedure (repair/replacement) through a median sternotomy were retrospectively studied between 2000 and 2015...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29942357/impact-of-socioeconomic-status-on-adverse-cardiac-events-after-coronary-angioplasty-a-cohort-study
#5
Hashir Kareem, Prasad Narayana Shetty, Tom Devasia, Yeshwanth Rao Karkala, Ganesh Paramasivam, Vasudev Guddattu, Ajit Singh, Sheetal Chauhan
Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with adverse cardiovascular events in coronary atherosclerotic disease. However, it is unclear how SES impacts adverse cardiac events in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: We determined SES based on educational, economic and occupational parameters for 630 consecutive patients who underwent PCI at our centre between 01 June 2015 and 01 June 2016. The patients were divided into low and high SES groups, and they were followed up for 12 months...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868131/dka-induced-brugada-phenocopy-mimicking-stemi
#6
Christian Abrahim, Satish Maharaj
Case presentation: A 47-year-old Caucasian woman with type 1 diabetes presented with epigastric pain and vomiting. She had not been adherent with her diet and insulin therapy for the past 3 weeks. She never had a personal or family history of arrhythmia-related symptoms, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) or premature sudden cardiac death (SCD). Examination revealed dry mucosa, tachycardia and epigastric tenderness to palpation. Her ECG showed ST elevations (V1-V3) with associated T wave inversions (figure 1A)...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868130/haemodynamic-challenge-in-non-restrictive-atrial-septal-defect
#7
Arun Gopalakrishnan, Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Sanjay Ganapathi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868129/validation-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-risk-calculator-for-preoperative-risk-stratification
#8
Ma Krizia Camille Yap, Kevin Francis Ang, Lea Arceli Gonzales-Porciuncula, Evelyn Esposo
Objective: Various risk prediction models are available to stratify patients before non-cardiac surgery and pave the way for anticipative and preventive measures. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Surgical Risk Calculator is an extensive tool that predicts the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and other perioperative outcomes. This study validated the calculator in a Filipino population and compared its predictive ability with the more widely used Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI)...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868128/cardiac-events-occurred-commonly-among-apparently-healthy-filipinos-with-the-brugada-ecg-pattern-in-the-lifecare-cohort
#9
Giselle G Gervacio, Jaime Alfonso Manalo Aherrera, Rody G Sy, Lauro L Abrahan Iv, Michael Joseph Agbayani, Felix Eduardo Punzalan, Elmer Jasper B Llanes, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Olivia T Sison, E Shyong Tai, Felicidad V Velandria, Allan Gumatay, Nina T Castillo-Carandang
Background: Brugada syndrome is the mechanism for sudden unexplained death. The Brugada ECG pattern is found in 2% of Filipinos. There is a knowledge gap on the clinical outcome of these individuals. The clinical profile and 5-year cardiac event rate of individuals with the Brugada ECG pattern were determined in this cohort. Methods: This is a sub-study of LIFECARE (Life Course Study in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology), a community based cohort enrolling healthy individuals 20 to 50 years old conducted in 2009-2010...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29849770/empirical-embolisation-for-intermittent-spontaneous-muscle-haemorrhage-associated-with-anticoagulation-therapy
#10
Kenichiro Sawada, Osami Kawarada, Satoshi Yasuda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765465/the-development-or-worsening-of-hypertension-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-improves-short-term-and-long-term-patient-outcomes
#11
Brent J Klinkhammer, Cornelius M Dyke, Thomas A Haldis
Objectives: In patients with symptomatic aortic valve disease who are at intermediate to high risk for open surgical aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) decreases overall mortality and improves quality of life. Hypertension (HTN) after TAVR has been associated with improved cardiac function and short-term survival but its effect on survival over 1 year is unclear. Our study aims to evaluate the effect of HTN following TAVR on short-term and long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765464/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-inhibition-improves-right-ventricular-function-a-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Jacob Y Cao, Seung Yeon Lee, Kevin Phan, David S Celermajer, Sean Lal
The benefits of inhibiting the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) are well established for left ventricular dysfunction, but remain unknown for right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The aim of the current meta-analysis is to investigate the role of RAAS inhibition on RV function in those with or at risk of RV dysfunction. Medline, PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Libraries were systematically searched and 12 studies were included for statistical synthesis, comprising 265 RAAS inhibition treatment patients and 265 placebo control patients...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682008/transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-edge-to-edge-repair-for-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-a-chinese-patient
#13
Gary S H Cheung, Kevin K H Kam, Yat-Yin Lam, Alex P W Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29637928/cardiac-surgery-risk-scoring-systems-in-quest-for-the-best
#14
EDITORIAL
Milind Hote
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29636830/dilated-superior-vena-cava-in-fetal-echocardiographic-three-vessel-view-what-lies-ahead
#15
Maitri Chaudhuri, Subashchandra V, S S Iyengar
A 38-year-old woman, 37+3 weeker was incidentally detected to have fetal cardiomegaly during 36 weeks ultrasound and referred for fetal echocardiogram. Antenatal history and anomaly scan were normal. Fetal echocardiogram showed heart rate of 153/min, sinus rhythm, situs solitus, levocardia, dilated right atrium and ventricle with venoatrial, atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial concordances. All cardiac valves were normal; cardiac crux was intact with separate mitral and tricuspid annuli (figure 1A-C and online supplementary video 1)...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29636829/contrast-induced-encephalopathy-after-coronary-angioplasty-in-a-patient-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#16
Shu Hirata, Masashi Koga, Harukazu Iseki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29636828/prognostic-value-of-soluble-st2-postaortic-valve-replacement-a-meta-analysis
#17
Gary Tse, Christina Ip, King Sum Luk, Mengqi Gong, Yan Yee Ting, Ishan Lakhani, George Bazoukis, Guangping Li, Konstantinos P Letsas, Mei Dong, Tong Liu, Martin C S Wong
Objectives: Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) is a member of the interleukin-1 receptor family and a modulator of hypertrophic and fibrotic responses. Its prognostic value for patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been examined in prospective studies but to date, there has been no systematic evaluation or meta-analysis on this issue. Methods: PubMed and Embase were searched until 1 October 2017 for studies that evaluated the relationship between sST2 levels and mortality after AVR...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541165/east-meets-west-the-influence-of-racial-ethnic-and-cultural-risk-factors-on-cardiac-surgical-risk-model-performance
#18
Sarah Soo-Hoo, Samantha Nemeth, Onur Baser, Michael Argenziano, Paul Kurlansky
Objective: To explore the impact of racial and ethnic diversity on the performance of cardiac surgical risk models, the Chinese SinoSCORE was compared with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk model in a diverse American population. Methods: The SinoSCORE risk model was applied to 13 969 consecutive coronary artery bypass surgery patients from twelve American institutions. SinoSCORE risk factors were entered into a logistic regression to create a 'derived' SinoSCORE whose performance was compared with that of the STS risk model...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422953/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-male
#19
Gajendra Dubey, Sharad Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422952/gender-differences-in-the-use-of-primary-prevention-icds-in-new-zealand-patients-with-heart-failure
#20
Khang-Li Looi, Karishma Sidhu, Lisa Cooper, Liane Dawson, Debbie Slipper, Andrew Gavin, Nigel Lever
Objective: Women have been under-represented in randomised clinical trials for primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and there are concerns about the efficacy of devices between genders. Our study aimed to investigate gender differences in the use of primary prevention ICD in patients with heart failure from the northern region of New Zealand. Methods: Patients with heart failure with systolic dysfunction who received primary prevention ICD/cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) in the northern region of New Zealand from 1 January 2007 to 1 June 2015 were included...
2018: Heart Asia
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