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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422953/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-male
#1
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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422951/impact-of-regionalisation-of-a-national-rheumatic-heart-disease-registry-the-ugandan-experience
#3
Emmy Okello, Chris T Longenecker, Amy Scheel, Twalib Aliku, Joselyn Rwebembera, Grace Mirembe, Craig Sable, Peter Lwabi, Andrea Beaton
Objectives: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major driver of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in low-resource settings. Registry-based care for RHD has been advocated as a powerful tool to improve clinical care and track quality metrics. Data collected through an RHD registry may also reveal epidemiological and geospatial trends, as well as insight into care utilisation. Uganda established a central RHD registry at the country's only tertiary cardiac centre in 2010. In 2014 RHD care and registry enrolment expanded to the Western region and in 2015 to the North...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387175/patient-preferences-for-types-of-community-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-programme
#4
Shermain Chia, Xin Yi Wong, Min Li Toon, Yi Seah, Angela Frances Yap, Cindy Lim, Hung Yong Tay, Warren Fong, Lian Leng Low, Yu Heng Kwan
Introduction: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves mortality, morbidity and quality of life of cardiovascular patients. However, its uptake is poor especially in the hospitals due to long travel distances and office hours constraints. Community-based CR is a possible solution. Objectives: To understand the type of community-based CR preferred and identify patient characteristics associated with certain programme combinations. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to a randomised list of patients at risk for or with cardiovascular diseases at two community-based CR centres...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387174/cancer-antigen-125-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Angel Cheung, Mengqi Gong, Roberto Bellanti, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Guangping Li, Eulàlia Roig, Julio Núñez, Thomas D Stamos, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz, Kaya Hakki, William K K Wu, Sunny Hei Wong, Wing Tak Wong, George Bazoukis, Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Lah Ah Tse, Jichao Zhao, Gregory Y H Lip, Adrian Baranchuk, Martin C S Wong, Tong Liu, Gary Tse
Background: Cancer antigen-125 (Ca-125) is traditionally recognised as a tumour marker and its role in cardiovascular diseases has been studied only in recent years. Whether Ca-125 is elevated in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and its levels predict the risk of AF remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between Ca-125 levels and AF. Methods: PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched until 1 June 2017 for studies that evaluated the association between Ca-125 and AF...
2018: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403546/rheumatic-heart-disease-across-the-western-pacific-not-just-a-pacific-island-problem
#6
REVIEW
Marian Abouzeid, Judith Katzenellenbogen, Rosemary Wyber, David Watkins, Timothy David Johnson, Jonathan Carapetis
Some of the highest recorded rheumatic heart disease (RHD) prevalence and mortality rates are from the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Region (WPR). RHD burden has been well documented in much of the WPR subregion of Oceania, but less is known about RHD outside the Pacific Islands and Australasia. We aimed to review RHD burden in WPR outside Oceania to identify countries with high RHD burden and those with contemporary data gaps. We searched the peer-reviewed literature for English-language primary studies published between 1980 and April 2017 that reported RHD prevalence or mortality in the 13 WPR countries/areas outside Oceania, and Taiwan...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259660/postoperative-narrow-complex-tachycardia-presenting-with-low-cardiac-output
#7
Priyadarshini Arunakumar, Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259659/pregnancy-related-conditions-and-premature-coronary-heart-disease-in-adult-offspring
#8
Andriany Qanitha, Bastianus A J M de Mol, David P Burgner, Peter Kabo, Dara R Pabittei, Irawan Yusuf, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal
Objective: To investigate the association between complications during pregnancy and premature coronary heart disease in adult offspring. Methods: We conducted a population-based case-control study of 153 Indonesian patients with a first acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (age ≤55 years) and 153 age-matched and sex-matched controls. Data on complications during pregnancy (high blood pressure, preterm delivery) and maternal infections in pregnancy were obtained, together with sociodemographic data, clinical profiles, laboratory measurements and adulthood cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors at hospital admission or enrolment...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225703/facilitators-and-barriers-to-healthy-eating-in-a-worksite-cafeteria-a-qualitative-study-from-nepal
#9
Archana Shrestha, Prajjwal Pyakurel, Abha Shrestha, Rabin Gautam, Nisha Manandhar, Elizabeth Rhodes, Dipesh Tamrakar, Biraj Man Karmacharya, Vasanti Malik, Josiemer Mattei, Donna Spiegelman
Objective: Worksite interventions can serve as a potential platform for translating existing knowledge of diabetes prevention and facilitate healthy food choices. The study explored perceptions about healthy eating as well as potential facilitators and barriers to healthy eating among employees in a wire manufacturing factory in Nepal. Methods and materials: We conducted a cross-sectional exploratory qualitative study in a wire manufacturing industry in eastern Nepal...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177017/iatrogenic-radial-arteriovenous-fistula
#10
Nagaraja Moorthy, Rajiv Ananthakrishna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177016/-caterpillar-right-ventricle-unusual-manifestation-of-a-rare-disease
#11
Suneesh Kalliath, Gopalan Nair Rajesh
A 66-year-old man presented with abdominal distension and pedal oedema for the past 10 years. He had history of right heart failure on several occasions in the past, and one of these admissions prompted referral to a cardiac specialist. On examination, he had markedly elevated jugular venous pressure with prominent 'y-descent', a tricuspid regurgitation murmur, gross ascites and pedal oedema. A full blood count, routine biochemical screen and serum bicarbonate levels were normal. Right ventricular angiogram revealed a 'caterpillar'-like aneurysm of the right ventricle (RV) apex (figure 1 arrow) with a dilated right ventricular outflow tract and significant tricuspid regurgitation with a dilated right atrium (see online supplementary video 1)...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177015/clinical-significance-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-for-thromboembolic-events-in-japanese-population
#12
Hiroshi Kawakami, Takayuki Nagai, Makoto Saito, Shinji Inaba, Fumiyasu Seike, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Katsuji Inoue, Takafumi Okura, Takumi Sumimoto, Shigeki Uemura, Jitsuo Higaki, Shuntaro Ikeda
Objective: The clinical significance of atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) detected by cardiac devices among patients with implantable pacemakers has recently emerged. However, the relationship between AHREs and ischaemic stroke and systemic embolism (SE) is not well understood in the Japanese population. Methods: This study included 343 patients with pacemakers capable of continuous atrial rhythm monitoring (167 males; mean age, 80±7 years). Atrial tachyarrhythmia detection was programmed to the nominal setting of each device, and AHRE was defined as any episode of sustained atrial tachyarrhythmia lasting for more than 6 min...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177014/proctors-in-interventional-cardiology-go-beyond-mentoring-and-monitoring
#13
EDITORIAL
S S Iyengar, Girish S Godbole, V Subashchandra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469714/challenges-and-opportunities-in-accessing-trial-data-an-example-from-statin-primary-prevention-trials
#14
Genevieve Umeh, Mark D Huffman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469713/addressing-the-shortage-of-research-capacity-in-cardiovascular-disease-in-africa-via-leadership-training
#15
Anastase Dzudie, Karen Sliwa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466882/asia-pacific-consensus-statement-on-the-optimal-use-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-assays-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-diagnosis-focus-on-hs-tni
#16
COMMENT
Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Carolyn S P Lam, Sazzli Shahlan Kasim, Tar Choon Aw, Joel M Abanilla, Wei-Ting Chang, Van Phuoc Dang, Maria Iboleon-Dy, Sari Sri Mumpuni, Arintaya Phommintikul, Manh Cuong Ta, Punkiat Topipat, Kai Hang Yiu, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: High-sensitivity troponin (hs-Tn) assays need to be applied appropriately to improve diagnosis and patient outcomes in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: Experts from Asia Pacific convened in 2015 to provide data-driven consensus-based, region-specific recommendations and develop an algorithm for the appropriate incorporation of this assay into the ACS assessment and treatment pathway. RESULTS: Nine recommendations were developed by the expert panel: (1) troponin is the preferred cardiac biomarker for diagnostic assessment of ACS and is indicated for patients with symptoms of possible ACS; (2) hs-Tn assays are recommended; (3) serial testing is required for all patients; (4) testing should be performed at presentation and 3 hours later; (5) gender-specific cut-off values should be used for hs-Tn I assays; (6) hs-Tn I level >10 times the upper limit of normal should be considered to 'rule in' a diagnosis of ACS; (7) dynamic change >50% in hs-Tn I level from presentation to 3-hour retest identifies patients at high risk for ACS; (8) where only point-of-care testing is available, patients with elevated readings should be considered at high risk, while patients with low/undetectable readings should be retested after 6 hours or sent for laboratory testing and (9) regular education on the appropriate use of troponin tests is essential...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462952/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-assays-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
EDITORIAL
Andrew R Chapman, David E Newby, Nicholas L Mills
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405229/epidemiologic-burden-of-hospitalisation-for-congestive-heart-failure-among-adults-aged-%C3%A2-19%C3%A2-years-in-the-philippines
#18
Bernadette A Tumanan-Mendoza, Victor L Mendoza, April Ann A Bermudez-Delos Santos, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan, Noemi S Pestaño, Rudy Boy Natividad, Louie Alfred Shiu, Renelene Macabeo
OBJECTIVES: The study determined the prevalence of hospitalisation due to congestive heart failure (CHF) among adult patients aged 19 years and above in the Philippines and its 17 regions in 2014. It also determined the demographic profile of these patients, aetiology and type of CHF, comorbidities, duration of hospitalisation and the overall in-hospital mortality rate. METHODS: Data collection was done using the hospitalisation claims database of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405228/normal-echocardiographic-mitral-and-aortic-valve-thickness-in-children
#19
Rachel H Webb, Nicola Culliford-Semmens, Karishma Sidhu, Nigel J Wilson
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the normal range of aortic and mitral valve thickness in healthy schoolchildren from a high prevalence rheumatic heart disease (RHD) region, using a standardised protocol for imaging and measurement. METHODS: Measurements were performed in 288 children without RHD. Anterior mitral valve leaflet (AMVL) thickness measurements were performed at the midpoint and tip of the leaflet in the parasternal long axis (PSLA) in diastole, when the AMVL was approximately parallel to the ventricular septum...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321268/caudal-fluoroscopy-to-guide-venous-access-for-pacemaker-device-implantation-should-this-now-be-standard-practice
#20
Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Shane Nanayakkara, Archer Broughton, Justin A Mariani
We describe a technique that uses both posterior-anterior and caudal fluoroscopy to achieve venous access for pacemaker device implantation. A significant advantage of this technique is the ability to clearly demarcate both the anatomy of venous drainage and the lung border. We would encourage all centres to adopt this technique as a safe approach to venous access.
2017: Heart Asia
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