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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331355/contemporary-procedural-complications-hospitalizations-and-emergency-visits-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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James V Freeman, Grace H Tabada, Kristi Reynolds, Sue Hee Sung, Taylor I Liu, Nigel Gupta, Alan S Go
Contemporary data on complications and resource utilization after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation are limited. We evaluated rates and risk factors for procedural complication, rehospitalization, and emergency department visits after AF ablation. We identified all adult patients who underwent isolated AF ablation between 2010 and June 2014 in 2 large integrated health-care delivery systems and evaluated rates of acute inpatient complication, 30-day, and 1-year readmission and emergency evaluation. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify predictors of procedural complications, 30-day readmission, or 30-day emergency department evaluation...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331275/low-level-cadmium-exposure-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-elderly-australian-women-a-cohort-study
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Kane E Deering, Anna C Callan, Richard L Prince, Wai H Lim, Peter L Thompson, Joshua R Lewis, Andrea L Hinwood, Amanda Devine
BACKGROUND: Cadmium has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in observational studies, however there has been a limited focus on this relationship in women. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the association of urinary cadmium (UCd) concentrations with CVD outcomes and all-cause mortality in elderly Western Australian (WA) women. METHODS: UCd excretion was measured at baseline in 1359 women, mean age 75.2 ± 2...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322980/neurology-of-renal-disorders
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Pushpendra N Renjen, Dinesh Chaudhari, Gaurav Sagar, Sanjiv Jasuja
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a critical and rapidly growing global health problem. Neurological complications occur in almost all patients with severe CKD, potentially affecting all levels of the nervous system, from the central nervous system (CNS) through to the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Patients with CKD exhibit a high incidence of symptomatic and occult cerebrovascular diseases, associated tremendously high levels of inflammatory factors and homocysteine, as well as anemia, hypertension, and diabetes...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322198/association-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-with-incident-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Rudolf A de Boer, Matthew Nayor, Christopher R deFilippi, Danielle Enserro, Vijeta Bhambhani, Jorge R Kizer, Michael J Blaha, Frank P Brouwers, Mary Cushman, Joao A C Lima, Hossein Bahrami, Pim van der Harst, Thomas J Wang, Ron T Gansevoort, Caroline S Fox, Hanna K Gaggin, Willem J Kop, Kiang Liu, Ramachandran S Vasan, Bruce M Psaty, Douglas S Lee, Hans L Hillege, Traci M Bartz, Emelia J Benjamin, Cheeling Chan, Matthew Allison, Julius M Gardin, James L Januzzi, Sanjiv J Shah, Daniel Levy, David M Herrington, Martin G Larson, Wiek H van Gilst, John S Gottdiener, Alain G Bertoni, Jennifer E Ho
Importance: Nearly half of all patients with heart failure have preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) as opposed to reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), yet associations of biomarkers with future heart failure subtype are incompletely understood. Objective: To evaluate the associations of 12 cardiovascular biomarkers with incident HFpEF vs HFrEF among adults from the general population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study included 4 longitudinal community-based cohorts: the Cardiovascular Health Study (1989-1990; 1992-1993 for supplemental African-American cohort), the Framingham Heart Study (1995-1998), the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (2000-2002), and the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-stage Disease study (1997-1998)...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321107/can-i-send-this-patient-with-stroke-home-strategies-managing-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-stroke-in-the-emergency-department
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Bernard P Chang, Sara Rostanski, Joshua Willey, Benjamin Kummer, Eliza Miller, Mitchell Elkind
BACKGROUND: While transient ischemic attack and minor stroke (TIAMS) are common conditions evaluated in the emergency department (ED), there is controversy regarding the most effective and efficient strategies for managing them in the ED. Some patients are discharged after evaluation in the ED and cared for in the outpatient setting, while others remain in an observation unit without being admitted or discharged, and others experience prolonged and potentially costly inpatient admissions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320957/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-of-74-children-from-women-previously-diagnosed-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-comparison-with-a-population-based-reference-cohort
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Marlieke A de Wilde, Jacobien B Eising, Marlise N Gunning, Maria P H Koster, Annemieke M V Evelein, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Cornelis K van der Ent, Folkert J Meijboom, Bart C J M Fauser
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have compromised cardiovascular health profiles and an increased risk of pregnancy complications. In order to evaluate potential consequences, we aim to compare the cardiovascular and metabolic health of the children from women with PCOS with a population-based reference cohort. We included children from women with PCOS between the age of 2.5 to 4 years (n = 42) and 6 to 8 years (n = 32). The reference groups consisted of 168 (3-4 years old) and 130 children (7-8 years old)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318214/urinary-calcium-excretion-and-risk-of%C3%A2-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-general%C3%A2-population
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Jacob M Taylor, Lyanne M Kieneker, Martin H de Borst, Sipke T Visser, Ido P Kema, Stephan J L Bakker, Ron T Gansevoort
Introduction: High urinary calcium excretion (UCaE) has been shown to lead to accelerated renal function decline in individuals with renal tubular diseases. It is not known whether this association also exists in the general population. Therefore, we investigated whether high UCaE is associated with risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in community-dwelling subjects. Methods: Urine samples of 5491 subjects who were free of CKD at baseline and participated in the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-Stage Disease study (a prospective, observational, general population-based cohort of Dutch men and women aged 28-75 years) were examined for UCaE...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315597/american-cranberries-and-health-benefits-an-evolving-story-of-25-years
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REVIEW
Shaomin Zhao, Haiyan Liu, Liwei Gu
Cranberries contain various type of bioactive components. Scientists have been studying cranberries' beneficial effects on urinary tract health since the 20th century. Entering the 21st century, the protection of cranberry phytochemicals against cancer and vascular diseases has drawn more attention from researchers. Anthocyanins, procyanidins, and flavonols in cranberries were all documented to have potential effects on cancer prevention. The cardiometabolic effects of cranberries have been investigated in several clinical trials...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310996/appropriateness-of-statin-prescription-in-the-elderly
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M Ruscica, C Macchi, C Pavanello, A Corsini, A Sahebkar, C R Sirtori
Statins, the most widely used drugs in the Western world, have become a pivotal component in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular diseases. Although benefits have been well documented in younger-than-75-year-old individuals, the value of statins in people aged >75years and over is controversial. The CTT meta-analysis calculated an absolute risk reduction of 0.6%/year per 38.7mg/dl reduction in LDL-C levels in patients aged >75years, that would translate into a number needed to treat of 167...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306457/cost-effectiveness-of-pcsk9-inhibition-in-addition-to-standard-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-vascular-disease
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Manon C Stam-Slob, Yolanda van der Graaf, Anthonius de Boer, Jacoba P Greving, Frank L J Visseren
BACKGROUND: As proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) monoclonal antibodies are entering the market, we assessed the cost-effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibition added to standard lipid-lowering therapy in patient groups at high risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). METHODS: A lifetime Markov Model was designed to estimate healthcare costs, quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) for PCSK9 inhibition added to standard therapy in patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), patients with vascular disease at high MACE recurrence risk, and patients with vascular disease with diabetes mellitus...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304177/occlusal-force-is-correlated-with-cognitive-function-directly-as-well-as-indirectly-via-food-intake-in-community-dwelling-older-japanese-from-the-sonic-study
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Kazunori Ikebe, Yasuyuki Gondo, Kei Kamide, Yukie Masui, Taturo Ishizaki, Yasumichi Arai, Hiroki Inagaki, Takeshi Nakagawa, Mai Kabayama, Hirochika Ryuno, Hitomi Okubo, Hajime Takeshita, Chisato Inomata, Yuko Kurushima, Yusuke Mihara, Kohdai Hatta, Motoyoshi Fukutake, Kaori Enoki, Taiji Ogawa, Ken-Ichi Matsuda, Ken Sugimoto, Ryosuke Oguro, Yoichi Takami, Norihisa Itoh, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Hiromi Rakugi, Shinya Murakami, Masahiro Kitamura, Yoshinobu Maeda
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests that oral health may be an important factor associated with cognitive function in aged populations. However, many previous studies on this topic used insensitive oral indicators or did not include certain essential covariates. Thus, we examined the association between occlusal force and cognitive function in a large sample of older adults, controlling for dietary intake, vascular risk factors, inflammatory biomarkers, depression, and genetic factors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301847/long-noncoding-rna-discovery-in-cardiovascular-disease-decoding-form-to-function
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REVIEW
Tamer Sallam, Jaspreet Sandhu, Peter Tontonoz
Despite significant improvements during the past 3 decades, cardiovascular disease remains a leading worldwide health epidemic. The recent identification of a fascinating group of mediators known as long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) has provided a wealth of new biology to explore for cardiovascular risk mitigation. lncRNAs are expressed in a highly context-specific fashion, and multiple lines of evidence implicated them in diverse biological processes. Indeed, abnormalities of lncRNAs have been directly linked with human ailments, including cardiovascular biology and disease...
January 5, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301785/lp-a-lipoprotein-a-levels-predict-progression-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-subjects-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-on-intensive-lipid-therapy-an-analysis-of-the-aim-high-atherothrombosis-intervention-in-metabolic-syndrome-with-low-hdl-high-triglycerides
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Daniel S Hippe, Binh An P Phan, Jie Sun, Daniel A Isquith, Kevin O'Brien, John R Crouse, Todd Anderson, John Huston, Santica M Marcovina, Thomas S Hatsukami, Chun Yuan, Xue-Qiao Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether Lp(a) (lipoprotein(a)) levels and other lipid levels were predictive of progression of atherosclerosis burden as assessed by carotid magnetic resonance imaging in subjects who have been treated with LDL-C (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol)-lowering therapy and participated in the AIM-HIGH trial (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes). APPROACH AND RESULTS: AIM-HIGH was a randomized, double-blind study of subjects with established vascular disease, elevated triglycerides, and low HDL-C (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol)...
January 4, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296170/end-stage-renal-disease-is-associated-with-development-of-dementia
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Peir-Haur Hung, Chih-Ching Yeh, Chih-Yen Hsiao, Pi-Shan Sung, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Kuan-Yu Hung, Kuen-Jer Tsai
There is controversy regarding the extent of risk for dementia in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who are undergoing hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). We examined data from Taiwan's Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, and used Cox proportional hazard regression analysis to compare the development of dementia in 72,934 HD and PD patients with 72,934 matched controls from January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2010. The results indicate an increased risk for dementia overall in HD patients (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR] = 1...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289948/association-of-anemia-with-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-peripheral-vascular-intervention-insights-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2-vic
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Nikhil V Ambulgekar, Scott F Grey, Howard S Rosman, Hussein Othman, Thomas P Davis, Timothy J Nypaver, Theodore Schreiber, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Thomas A Lalonde, Peter K Henke, Hitinder S Gurm, Rajendra H Mehta, P Michael Grossman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical features and outcomes of patients with anemia undergoing percutaneous peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) in a contemporary registry. METHODS: We evaluated the differences in the clinical features and outcomes of patients with and without anemia undergoing PVI in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium (BMC2 VIC) registry. Anemia was defined using World Health Organization criteria. RESULTS: Baseline anemia was present in 42...
January 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289477/kidney-function-after-a-hypertensive-disorder-of%C3%A2-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-study
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Nina D Paauw, Anne Marijn van der Graaf, Rita Bozoglan, David P van der Ham, Gerjan Navis, Ron T Gansevoort, Henk Groen, A Titia Lely
BACKGROUND: Registry-based studies report an increased risk for end-stage kidney disease after hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs). It is unclear whether HDPs lead to an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or progression of kidney function decline. STUDY DESIGN: Subanalysis of the Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease (PREVEND) Study, a Dutch population-based cohort with follow-up of 5 visits approximately 3 years apart. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Women without and with patient-reported HDPs (non-HDP, n=1,805; HDP, n=977) were identified...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288157/history-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-blood-pressure-and-subclinical-vascular-measures-in-late-midlife-swan-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation
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Yamnia I Cortés, Janet M Catov, Maria Brooks, Siobán D Harlow, Carmen R Isasi, Elizabeth A Jackson, Karen A Matthews, Rebecca C Thurston, Emma Barinas-Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth (PTB), have been associated with elevated risk of maternal cardiovascular disease, but their effect on late midlife blood pressure (BP) and subclinical vascular measures remains understudied. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis with 1220 multiethnic parous women enrolled in SWAN (Study of Women's Health Across the Nation) to evaluate the impact of self-reported history of adverse pregnancy outcomes (PTB, small-for-gestational-age, stillbirth), on maternal BP, mean arterial pressure, and subclinical vascular measures (carotid intima-media thickness, plaque, and pulse wave velocity) in late midlife...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
#18
D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284738/comparison-of-risk-factor-control-in-the-year-after-discharge-for-ischemic-stroke-versus-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Dawn M Bravata, Joanne Daggy, Jared Brosch, Jason J Sico, Fitsum Baye, Laura J Myers, Christianne L Roumie, Eric Cheng, Jessica Coffing, Greg Arling
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Veterans Health Administration has engaged in quality improvement to improve vascular risk factor control. We sought to examine blood pressure (<140/90 mm Hg), lipid (LDL [low-density lipoprotein] cholesterol <100 mg/dL), and glycemic control (hemoglobin A1c <9%), in the year post-hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: We identified patients who were hospitalized (fiscal year 2011) with ischemic stroke, AMI, congestive heart failure, transient ischemic attack, or pneumonia/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
December 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278623/depression-and-heart-diseases-leading-health-problems
#20
Matea Raič
Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in the world population and the most frequent mental disorder in a primary health care. Unrecognized and untreated depression is associated with a poor outcome of treated chronic diseases which co-exist with depression. Depression and cardiovascular diseases are bidirectional related conditions, risks are for each other, and they often co-exist. Depression is a common disorder in cardiovascular patients with a prevalence of 20% to 45%, which is much more frequent than in the general population...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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