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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
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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
#2
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321267/is-endocarditis-prophylaxis-for-dental-procedures-necessary
#4
COMMENT
Kathryn A Taubert, Walter Wilson
OBJECTIVES: Our purpose is to address whether antimicrobial prophylaxis is necessary before certain dental procedures for patients at increased risk for acquiring infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS: We reviewed recommendations for IE prophylaxis made by the American Heart Association (AHA) from 1995 to the present time. We also compared and contrasted the current recommendations from the AHA, European Society of Cardiology (ESC), United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a consortium of French organisations...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321266/setting-priorities-to-address-cardiovascular-diseases-through-universal-health-coverage-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#5
REVIEW
David A Watkins, Rachel A Nugent
Over the past decade, universal health coverage (UHC) has emerged as a major policy goal for many low- and middle-income country governments. Yet, despite the high burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), relatively little is known about how to address CVD through UHC. This review covers three major topics. First, we define UHC and provide some context for its importance, and then we illustrate its relevance to CVD prevention and treatment. Second, we discuss how countries might select high-priority CVD interventions for a UHC health benefits package drawing on economic evaluation methods...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243317/electrocardiography-in-people-living-at-high-altitude-of-nepal
#6
Nirmal Aryal, Mark Weatherall, Yadav Kumar Deo Bhatta, Stewart Mann
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) of high-altitude populations in Nepal determined by an ECG recordings and a medical history. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular disease and risk factors among people living at four different altitude levels, all above 2800 m, in the Mustang and Humla districts of Nepal. 12-lead ECGs were recorded on 485 participants. ECG recordings were categorised as definitely abnormal, borderline or normal...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243316/in-defence-of-auscultation-a-glorious-future
#7
W Reid Thompson
Auscultation of the heart using a simple stethoscope continues to be a central aspect of the cardiovascular examination despite declining proficiency and availability of competing technologies such as hand-held ultrasound. In the ears and mind of a trained cardiologist, heart sounds can provide important information to help screen for certain diseases such as valvar lesions and many congenital defects. Using emerging technology, auscultation is poised to undergo a transformation that will simultaneously improve the teaching and evaluation of this important clinical skill and create a new generation of smart stethoscopes, capable of assisting the clinician in quickly and confidently screening for heart disease...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243315/acceleration-of-cardiovascular-biological-age-by-amphetamine-exposure-is-a-power-function-of-chronological-age
#8
Albert Stuart Reece, Amanda Norman, Gary Kenneth Hulse
BACKGROUND: Amphetamine abuse is becoming more widespread internationally. The possibility that its many cardiovascular complications are associated with a prematurely aged cardiovascular system, and indeed biological organism systemically, has not been addressed. METHODS: Radial arterial pulse tonometry was performed using the SphygmoCor system (Sydney). 55 amphetamine exposed patients were compared with 107 tobacco smokers, 483 non-smokers and 68 methadone patients (total=713 patients) from 2006 to 2011...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191825/reuse-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-to-improve-and-extend-lives-a-call-to-action
#9
EDITORIAL
Thomas C Crawford, Kim A Eagle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176981/reuse-of-pacemakers-defibrillators-and-cardiac-resynchronisation-devices
#10
Raja J Selvaraj, R Sakthivel, Santhosh Satheesh, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Pascal Sagnol, Xavier Jouven, Bernard Dodinot, Jayaraman Balachander
OBJECTIVE: Access to pacemakers remains poor among many patients in low/middle-income countries. Reuse of explanted pacemakers is a possible solution, but is still not widespread because of concerns regarding outcomes, especially infection. Our objective was to study early outcomes with implants using reused devices and compare them with those with implants using new devices. METHODS: We studied all patients who underwent implantation of a new or reused pacemaker, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) device or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in the last 5 years at a single institution...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176973/changes-in-ischaemic-ecg-abnormalities-and-subsequent-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
#11
Takeshi Sawai, Hironori Imano, Isao Muraki, Mina Hayama-Terada, Yuji Shimizu, Renzhe Cui, Akihiko Kitamura, Masahiko Kiyama, Takeo Okada, Tetsuya Ohira, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Mitsumasa Umesawa, Tomoko Sankai, Hiroyasu Iso
OBJECTIVE: The prognostic importance of changes in ischaemic ECG abnormalities over time (especially ST-T abnormalities) among Asians has not been fully investigated. We examined the associations between changes in ischaemic abnormalities upon serial ECG (improvement, persistence, deterioration) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. METHODS: A prospective study cohort was conducted with 9374 men and women aged 40-69 years in four communities. Participants had multiple ECGs at study entry and during the next 10 years, and were followed up for a median period of 23...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123458/interactive-clinical-case-to-give-or-not-to-give-infective-endocarditis-prophylaxis
#12
Shyam S Kothari
The practice of prophylactic use of antibiotics before certain procedures for preventing infective endocarditis (IE) is not based on rigorous scientific data. It seems reasonable, however, to offer prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures to patients who would have the highest risk of adverse events if they were to develop IE. The current recommendations do not include patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in such a category. In the real world, however, patients with underlying RHD suffer high morbidity and mortality with IE due to several reasons...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123457/coronary-and-peripheral-artery-aneurysms-in-a-patient-with-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#13
Hideki Yasutake, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Osami Kawarada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123456/prognostic-significance-of-exercise-induced-premature-ventricular-complexes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#14
Victor Lee, Dhanuka Perera, Pier Lambiase
BACKGROUND: Exercise-induced premature ventricular complexes (EI-PVCs) are common during exercise stress tests. Their optimal management and prognostic significance remain uncertain. AIM: To perform meta-analysis of observational studies on the prognostic significance of EI-PVCs. METHODS: A search was conducted on Medline and Embase. Inclusion criteria were observational studies comparing the prognosis of patients with and without EI-PVCs whilst exclusion criteria were studies without confounder adjustment and studies with zero endpoints...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123455/association-between-genetic-loci-linked-to-hdl-c-levels-and-indian-patients-with-cad-a-pilot-study
#15
Ashley Stanley, C K Ponde, R M Rajani, T F Ashavaid
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between loci linked to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A pilot study consisting of age-matched and gender-matched angiographically confirmed CAD cases (n=150) and non-CAD controls (n=150) was performed to test an association. Illumina's Human Cardio-Metabo BeadChip containing 3112 variants associated with HDL-C levels was used for genotyping. RESULTS: A preliminary analysis identified 36 variants from 16 genes that were statistically significant (p<0...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123454/awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-nepal-findings-from-the-dhulikhel-heart-study
#16
Biraj M Karmacharya, Rajendra P Koju, James P LoGerfo, Kwun Chuen Gary Chan, Ali H Mokdad, Archana Shrestha, Nona Sotoodehnia, Annette L Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Although previous studies have suggested alarming rise in the prevalence of hypertension in Nepal, there is dearth of information on its awareness, treatment and control. In this cross-sectional study, we assessed awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among 298 hypertensive adults from the suburban town of Dhulikhel, Nepal. METHODS: This cross-sectional study is based on Dhulikhel Heart Study, which included 1073 adults, aged ≥18 years, recruited from randomly selected households...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942046/measuring-and-reporting-disease-progression-in-subclinical-rheumatic-heart-disease
#17
EDITORIAL
Ganesan Karthikeyan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933106/screening-detected-rheumatic-heart-disease-can-progress-to-severe-disease
#18
Daniel Engelman, Gavin R Wheaton, Reapi L Mataika, Joseph H Kado, Samantha M Colquhoun, Bo Remenyi, Andrew C Steer
OBJECTIVES: Echocardiography is a sensitive test for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) screening; however the natural history of RHD detected on screening has not been established. We aimed to evaluate the progression of screening-detected RHD in Fiji. METHODS: All young people previously diagnosed with RHD through screening, with echocardiograms available for review, were eligible. All baseline echocardiograms were reported again. Participants underwent follow-up echocardiography...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933105/prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-malaysian-communities
#19
Chiao Wen Lim, Sazzli Kasim, Johan Rizwal Ismail, Nicholas Yul Chye Chua, Rizmy Najme Khir, Hafisyatul Aiza Zainal Abidin, Effarezan Abdul Rahman, Mohd Kamal Mohd Arshad, Zubin Ibrahim Othman, Khalid Yusoff
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. The REDISCOVER (Responding to Increasing Cardiovascular disease prevalence) study is an observational longitudinal community-based study that tracks changing lifestyles, risk factors and chronic disease in urban and rural areas of Malaysia. In this study, we aim to study the prevalence of AF and its associated risk factors. METHODS: The study was conducted between 2007 and 2014...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933104/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-neglected-subgroup
#20
Arun Kumar Subbiah, Yogesh K Chhabra, Sandeep Mahajan
The burden of non-communicable diseases has increased exponentially over the past decade and they account for majority of the health-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. In line with this, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been increasing over the years. CKD progresses through stages and it is well known that patients are more likely to die than to progress to end-stage renal disease. The presence of multiple classical and novel risk factors predisposes this group of patients to premature cardiovascular mortality...
2016: Heart Asia
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