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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549245/analysis-of-heart-rate-variability-and-risk-factors-for-sudep-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Leyla Baysal-Kirac, Nail Güven Serbest, Erdi Şahin, Hava Özlem Dede, Candan Gürses, Ayşen Gökyiğit, Nerses Bebek, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Betül Baykan
BACKGROUND: Cardiac problems have been suggested as causes of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Our aim was to investigate possible associations of cardiac autonomic functions based on heart rate variability (HRV) parameters with risk factors of SUDEP in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with drug-resistant seizures and 45 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. Interictal time domain parameters of HRV were evaluated with 24-hour Holter recordings...
May 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549026/the-use-of-rapid-deployment-valves-in-combined-aortic-and-mitral-valve-surgery-one-year-clinical-and-echocardiographic-outcomes
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Markus Schlömicher, Matthias Bechtel, Zulfugar Taghiyev, Yazan Al-Jabery, Peter Lukas Haldenwang, Vadim Moustafine, Justus Thomas Strauch
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing multiple valve surgery represent a high-risk group who could potentially benefit from a reduction of cross-clamp and cardiopulmonary bypass times because prolonged bypass and cross-clamp times are considered independent risk factors for increased morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between July 2013 and November 2014, 16 patients underwent rapid deployment aortic valve replacement with the EDWARDS INTUITY valve system in the setting of concomitant mitral disease...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549016/liberal-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-use-in-people-with-diabetes-neutralizes-the-negative-impact-of-insulin-requiring-status
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Giuseppe Gatti, Bernardo Benussi, Marina Bollini, Gabriella Forti, Angela Poletti, Elisabetta Rauber, Marco Gabrielli, Ariella De Monte, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
AIMS: Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafts are underused in insulin-dependent diabetic patients because of increased risk of postoperative complications. The impact of the insulin-requiring status on outcomes after routine BITA grafting was investigated in this retrospective study. METHODS: Skeletonized BITA grafts were used in 3228 (71.6%) of 4508 consecutive patients having multivessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the authors' institution from January 1999 to August 2015...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548990/outbreaks-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Geeta Sood, Nikki Parrish
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the emerging literature on nontuberculous mycobacteria outbreaks in healthcare settings. As our ability to identify mycobacterial species develops, we are better able to recognize epidemiologic connections and better understand the prevalence and importance of these outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks in healthcare settings. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of outbreaks related to nontuberculous outbreaks is increasing because of heightened awareness and better diagnostic tests for species level identification of mycobacteria...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548989/imaging-adult-patients-with-fontan-circulation
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Salil Ginde, Benjamin H Goot, Peter C Frommelt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Survival after the Fontan procedure for palliation of single ventricle congenital heart disease has improved. However, adults with Fontan circulation are at risk for several complications including heart failure, thromboembolism, and protein-losing enteropathy. This review discusses the role of noninvasive imaging for surveillance and early detection of anatomic and functional abnormalities of the Fontan circulation that can impact the risk for Fontan failure over time...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548300/first-night-effect-on-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-different-female-reproductive-states
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Irina Virtanen, Nea Kalleinen, Anna S Urrila, Päivi Polo-Kantola
Decreases in heart rate variability, a marker of autonomic nervous system function, are associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Heart rate variability increases in non-rapid eye movement sleep, peaking in slow-wave sleep. Therefore, decreasing the amount of deep sleep, for example, by introducing patients to a sleep laboratory environment, could decrease heart rate variability, increasing cardiovascular risk. We studied four groups of women with no previous sleep laboratory experience: young [n = 11, 23...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548204/endovascular-treatment-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Stephen Badger, Rachel Forster, Paul H Blair, Peter Ellis, Frank Kee, Denis W Harkin
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (pathological enlargement of the aorta) is a condition that can occur as a person ages. It is most commonly seen in men older than 65 years of age. Progressive aneurysm enlargement can lead to rupture and massive internal bleeding, which is fatal unless timely repair can be achieved. Despite improvements in perioperative care, mortality remains high (approximately 50%) after conventional open surgical repair. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a minimally invasive technique, has been shown to reduce early morbidity and mortality as compared to conventional open surgery for planned AAA repair...
May 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547673/valvular-heart-disease-in-cancer-patients-etiology-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Merrill H Stewart, Eiman Jahangir, Nichole M Polin
Cardiac valvular disease as consequence of radiation and chemotherapy during treatment for malignancy is growing in its awareness. While the overwhelming emphasis in this population has been on the monitoring and preservation of left ventricular systolic function, we are now developing a greater appreciation for the plethora of cardiac sequelae beyond this basic model. To this end many institutions across the country have developed cardio-oncology programs, which are collaborative practices between oncologists and cardiologists in order to minimize a patient's cardiovascular risk while allowing them to receive the necessary treatment for their cancer...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546762/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-clinical-implications-in-the-evaluation-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a recently developed noninvasive, nonradiating, operator-independent technique that has been successfully used for the evaluation of congenital heart disease, valvular and pericardial diseases, iron overload, cardiomyopathies, great and coronary vessel diseases, cardiac inflammation, stress-rest myocardial perfusion, and fibrosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and other spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, mixed connective tissue diseases (CTDs), systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis are among CTDs with serious cardiovascular involvement; this is due to multiple causative factors such as myopericarditis, micro/macrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and finally heart failure...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546375/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-pediatric-respiratory-failure
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John C Lin
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was developed initially in the 1960s to support refractory respiratory failure in addition to the cardiac support inherent in a venoarterial bypass circuit. Early successes occurred predominantly in the neonatal population with subsequent randomized controlled trials and comprehensive reviews concluding therapeutic efficacy for ECMO in neonatal respiratory failure. In contrast, the evidence supporting ECMO for respiratory failure in children is less definitive. However, although pediatric randomized controlled trials have not been completed, sufficient evidence in support of ECMO as a beneficial therapy for pediatric respiratory failure exists...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545852/duration-of-reverse-remodeling-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-rates-predictors-and-clinical-outcomes
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Takafumi Oka, Koichi Inoue, Koji Tanaka, Yuko Toyoshima, Takaaki Isshiki, Takeshi Kimura, Masakiyo Nobuyoshi, Satoshi Shizuta, Takeshi Arita, Satoki Fujii, Katsuomi Iwakura, Kenshi Fujii, Kenji Ando
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure (HF) with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction experience only short-lived LV reverse remodeling. Little is known about the incidence and prognosis of this finding. We sought to identify predictors of a brief response and investigated the prognosis in a retrospective study. METHODS: A total of 528 patients from a Japanese multicenter database with full echocardiography datasets were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545784/pro-and-antiarrhythmic-actions-of-sulfonylureas-mechanistic-and-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Charles E Leonard, Sean Hennessy, Xu Han, David S Siscovick, James H Flory, Rajat Deo
Sulfonylureas are the most commonly used second-line drug class for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). While the cardiovascular safety of sulfonylureas has been examined in several trials and nonrandomized studies, little is known of their specific effects on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and related serious arrhythmic outcomes. This knowledge gap is striking, because persons with DM are at increased risk of SCA. In this review, we explore the influence of sulfonylureas on the risk of serious arrhythmias, with specific foci on ischemic preconditioning, cardiac excitability, and serious hypoglycemia as putative mechanisms...
May 22, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545637/preterm-birth-and-risk-of-heart-failure-up%C3%A2-to-early-adulthood
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Hanna Carr, Sven Cnattingius, Fredrik Granath, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy
BACKGROUND: In small clinical studies, preterm birth was associated with altered cardiac structure and increased cardiovascular mortality in the young. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the association between preterm birth and risk of incident heart failure (HF) in children and young adults. METHODS: This register-based cohort study included 2,665,542 individuals born in Sweden from 1987 to 2012 who were followed up from 1 year of age to December 31, 2013...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545635/outcomes-in-patients-with-chest-pain-discharged-after%C3%A2-evaluation-using-a-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-assay
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Atosa Nejatian, Åsa Omstedt, Jonas Höijer, L O Hansson, Therese Djärv, Kai M Eggers, Per Svensson
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chest pain are discharged from the emergency department (ED) with the diagnosis "unspecified chest pain." It is unknown if evaluation with a high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) assay affects prognosis in this large population. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether the introduction of an hsTnT assay is associated with reduced incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) and cardiovascular (CV) risk profile in patients with chest pain discharged from the ED...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545621/risk-prediction-models-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-accompanying-cardiac-catheterization-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David W Allen, Bryan Ma, Kelvin C Leung, Michelle M Graham, Neesh Pannu, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, David Goodhart, Merril L Knudtson, Matthew T James
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients at risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is valuable for targeted prevention strategies accompanying cardiac catheterization. METHODS: We searched MedLine and EMBASE for articles that developed or validated a clinical prediction model for CI-AKI or dialysis after angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. Random effects meta-analysis was used to pool c-statistics of models. Heterogeneity was explored using stratified analyses and meta-regression...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545322/cardiovascular-events-during-carfilzomib-therapy-for-relapsed-myeloma-practical-management-aspects-from-two-case-studies
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Andrzej J Jakubowiak, Jeanne M DeCara, Khalid Mezzi
Objectives and importance: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) have an increased risk of cardiovascular comorbidities due to disease burden and treatment-related risk factors. Proteasome inhibitors, including bortezomib and carfilzomib, are effective and generally well tolerated anti-MM agents. However, cardiovascular-related toxicities have been reported with this class of agents, the mechanisms of which are not fully understood. We discuss the practical management of cardiovascular events during carfilzomib therapy for relapsed MM...
May 25, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545053/mortality-among-blood-donors-seropositive-and-seronegative-for-chagas-disease-1996-2000-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-a-death-certificate-linkage-study
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Ligia Capuani, Ana Luiza Bierrenbach, Airlane Pereira Alencar, Alfredo Mendrone, João Eduardo Ferreira, Brian Custer, Antonio Luiz P Ribeiro, Ester Cerdeira Sabino
BACKGROUND: Individuals in the indeterminate phase of Chagas disease are considered to have mortality rates similar to those of the overall population. This study compares mortality rates among blood donors seropositive for Chagas disease and negative controls in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This is a retrospective cohort study of blood donors from 1996 to 2000: 2842 seropositive and 5684 seronegative for Chagas disease. Death status was ascertained by performing probabilistic record linkage (RL) with the Brazil national mortality information system (SIM)...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544831/aortic-root-surgery-in-marfan-syndrome-medium-term-outcome-in-a-single-center-experience
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Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Heidi M Connolly, Christopher G Scott, Naser M Ammash, Juan M Bowen, Hartzell V Schaff
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to analyze the authors' experience with aortic root surgery in Marfan syndrome (MFS), and to expand the surgical outcome data of patients meeting the Ghent criteria (Marfan registry). METHODS: Analyses were performed of data acquired from MFS patients (who met the Ghent criteria), including an aortic root surgery and Kaplan-Meier survival. RESULTS: Between April 2004 and February 2012, a total of 59 MFS patients (mean age at surgery 36 ± 13 years) underwent 67 operations for aortic root aneurysm (n = 52), aortic valve (AV) regurgitation (n = 15), acute aortic dissection (n = 2), and/or mitral valve (MV) regurgitation resulting from MV prolapse (n = 7)...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544396/current-trends-in-racial-ethnic-and-healthcare-disparities-associated-with-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-outcomes
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Jennifer K Peterson, Yanjun Chen, Danh V Nguyen, Shaun P Setty
OBJECTIVE: Despite overall improvements in congenital heart disease outcomes, racial and ethnic disparities have continued. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of race and ethnicity, as well as other risk factors on congenital heart surgery length of stay and in-hospital mortality. DESIGN: From the 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database (KID), we identified 13 130 records with Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery complexity score-eligible procedures...
May 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544100/undetectable-concentrations-of-an-fda-approved-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-assay-to-rule-out-acute-myocardial-infarction-at-emergency-department-arrival
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Andrew D McRae, Grant Innes, Michelle Graham, Eddy Lang, James E Andruchow, Yunqi Ji, Shabnam Vatanpour, Tasnima Abedin, Hong Yang, Danielle A Southern, Dongmei Wang, Isolde Seiden-Long, Lawrence DeKoning, Peter Kavsak
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to quantify the sensitivity of very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hsTnT) at ED arrival for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a large cohort of chest pain patients evaluated in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: This retrospective study included consecutive ED patients with suspected cardiac chest pain evaluated in four urban EDs were, excluding those with ST-elevation AMI, cardiac arrest or abnormal kidney function...
May 19, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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