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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331969/temporal-trends-in-antithrombotic-treatment-of-real-world-uk-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-findings-from-the-garfield-af-registry
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Patricia N Apenteng, Haiyan Gao, Fd Richard Hobbs, David A Fitzmaurice
OBJECTIVE: To investigate evolving patterns in antithrombotic treatment in UK patients with newly diagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). DESIGN: Prospective, multicentre, international registry. SETTING: 186 primary care practices in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: 3482 participants prospectively enrolled in four sequential cohorts (cohort 2 (C2) n=830, diagnosed September 2011 to April 2013; cohort 3 (C3) n=902, diagnosed April 2013 to June 2014; cohort 4 (C4) n=850, diagnosed July 2014 to June 2015; cohort 5 (C5) n=900, diagnosed June 2015 to July 2016)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330911/title-prognostic-significance-of-arterial-stiffness-and-osteoprotegerin-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Gerasimos Siasos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Maniatis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Eleni Kokkou, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Marina Zaromitidou, Alexis Antonopoulos, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness and vascular calcification significantly contribute to coronary atherosclerosis progression. The prognostic value of increased arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in subjects with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) is currently under question. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomly enrolled 262 patients with stable CAD one month after successful PCI. Carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) was measured as a well-established index of central aortic stiffness...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330646/potential-impact-of-sglt2-inhibitors-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related cardiac dysfunction is thought to be multifactorial, and possibly a key factor for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with DM and preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. Currently, there is no effective treatment for HFpEF, which is presented as LV diastolic dysfunction. Furthermore, it is well known that, in addition to DM, hypertension and overweight/obesity are also important factors associated with HFpEF...
January 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322708/high-prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Vijay Viswanathan, Indira Priyadarshini Ramalingam, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan
Purpose: Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiac events, and is associated with increased mortality. Recent studies indicate that majority of people with type 2 diabetes also has OSA. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and severity of OSA and risk factors contributing to it among people with chronic and severe type 2 diabetes. Methods: A total of 203 people with type 2 diabetes (mean age: 54±8 years, 145 males, 58 females, HbA1c ≥7% [53mmol/mol]) attending a diabetes specialty hospital were included in the study; all were subjected to comprehensive diabetic evaluation and Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) was used to evaluate OSA...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306458/impact-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-on-clinical-outcomes-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Yonggu Lee, Young-Hyo Lim, Jeong-Hun Shin, Jinkyu Park, Jinho Shin
BACKGROUND: Similar to overt hypothyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been reported to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the influence of SCH on clinical outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study. SCH was defined as a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level ≥4.5mIU/l and a normal level of free thyroxine (FT4). A composite event was defined as the combination of cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and repeat revascularization...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305561/trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-disease-prevalence-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
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Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Navdeep Gupta, Yu Guo, Joshua A Beckman, Sripal Bangalore, Jeffrey S Berger
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular risk factors are prevalent in the population undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Changes in perioperative cardiovascular risk factor profiles over time are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate national trends in cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) among patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: Adults aged ≥45 years old who underwent non-cardiac surgery were identified using the US National Inpatient Sample from 2004 to 2013...
January 5, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296066/multimodality-imaging-assessment-of-a-caseous-calcification-of-the-mitral-valve-annulus
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Imen Hamdi, Chadia Chourabi, Younes Arous, Mehdi Ghommidh, Khalil Houissa, Abdeddayem Haggui, Nadhem Hajlaoui, Dhaker Lahidheb, Nejmeddine Ben Abdallah, Wafa Fehri, Habib Haouala
Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare echocardiographic finding. It is commonly misdiagnosed as an abscess, tumor or infective vegetation on the mitral valve. Since it is a benign process, differentiating it from malignant intra-cardiac mass is primordial to avoid unnecessary surgery. Various imaging modalities can be complimentary for definitive diagnosis. We present a case of CCMA in a 71-year-old female patient. Her medical history revealed hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and coronary artery disease...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284990/the-impact-of-risk-factors-and-comorbidities-on-the-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Nabil Naser, Mirza Dilic, Azra Durak, Mehmed Kulic, Esad Pepic, Elnur Smajic, Zumreta Kusljugic
Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice and its prevalence increases with age. Patients who develop AF also have cardiovascular risk factors, structural heart disease, and comorbidities, all of which can increase mortality. AF causes a significant economic burden with the increasing trend in AF prevalence and hospitalizations. Research Objectives: The objective of our study is to evaluate the impact of the most common known risk factors on the incidence of atrial fibrillation as an important precursor of cardiac and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality among our patients in Bosnia and Herzegovina during median follow up period (September 2006 - September 2016)...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284341/cerebral-perfusion-monitoring-in-adult-patients-following-cardiac-surgery-an-observational-study
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Tammy Slater, Julie Stanik-Hutt, Patricia Davidson
BACKGROUND: Strokes following adult cardiac surgery contribute to burdensome neurocognitive complications, which are often difficult to detect during the perioperative period. Fluctuations in regional cerebral perfusion and co-morbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, prior stroke, symptomatic carotid stenosis, aortic atherosclerotic disease, and peripheral vascular disease are associated with perioperative strokes. Approaches to achieve optimal cerebral perfusion remain elusive and traditional strategies for perioperative monitoring are not always sufficiently sensitive to detect acute changes in cerebral perfusion...
December 28, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281605/trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-profiles
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REVIEW
Samir Kapadia
Outcomes for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have improved in the past 20 years likely due to advances in clinical care such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, antiplatelet agents, and reduced time to cardiac cauterization procedures. But how have the risk factors for CAD changed in the past 2 decades? Analysis of nearly 4,000 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at a tertiary care center found that patients presenting with acute STEMI are younger and more obese than in the past...
December 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279000/oxygen-uptake-on-kinetics-during-six-minute-walk-test-predicts-short-term-outcomes-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Isadora Salvador Rocco, Marcela Viceconte, Hayanne Osiro Pauletti, Bruna Caroline Matos-Garcia, Natasha Oliveira Marcondi, Caroline Bublitz, Douglas William Bolzan, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Michel Silva Reis, Nelson Américo Hossne, Walter José Gomes, Ross Arena, Solange Guizilini
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the ability of oxygen uptake kinetics to predict short-term outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: Fifty-two patients aged 60.9 ± 7.8 years waiting for off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery were evaluated. The 6-min walk test distance was performed pre-operatively, while simultaneously using a portable cardiopulmonary testing device. The transition of oxygen uptake kinetics from rest to exercise was recorded to calculate oxygen uptake kinetics fitting a monoexponential regression model...
December 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277382/prevalence-of-chronic-comorbidities-in-chikungunya-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alaa Badawi, Seung Gwan Ryoo, Danitsa Vasileva, Sahar Yaghoubi
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic evidence suggests that patients with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection may be at risk of severe disease complications when they also have comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, cardiac diseases, and/or asthma. However, the prevalence of these co-existing medical conditions in severe CHIKV cases has not been systematically reported. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to describe the prevalence of chronic comorbidities in CHIKV and evaluate their possible contributions to disease severity...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276176/coronary-aneurysms-in-the-acute-patient-incidence-characterization-and-long-term-management-results
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Iván J Núñez-Gil, Belén Terol, Gisela Feltes, Luis Nombela-Franco, Pablo Salinas, Javier Escaned, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Nieves Gonzalo, David Vivas, Daniel Bautista, Carlos Macaya, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Coronary aneurysms (1.5 times dilation the reference-vessel) are uncommon and have been diagnosed with increasing frequency with coronary angiography. The incidence varies from 1.5% to 5%. Reported complications are multiple: thrombosis, distal embolization, rupture and vasospasm, causing ischemia, heart failure or arrhythmias. However, the natural history and prognosis remains obscure. We aimed to describe the characteristics of acute patients with coronary aneurysms. METHODS: Prospective coronariography registry of patients with the diagnosis of coronary aneurysm between 2002 and 2013...
December 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275882/dysfunctional-uterine-activity-in-labour-and-premature-adverse-cardiac-events-population-based-cohort-study
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Alyssa Kahane, Alison L Park, Joel G Ray
BACKGROUND: There exist structural and physiological commonalities between myometrial and myocardial tissue, and each can become dysfunctional, such as in the presence of cardiometabolic factors. METHODS: This population-based cohort study was comprised of 1,608,720 women with ≥ 1 singleton hospital live birth at 24-41 weeks' gestation in Ontario, from 1992 to 2016. The main exposure was prolonged first stage of labour; secondary exposure was prolonged second stage of labour...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275346/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-non-specific-chest-pain-in-emergency-and-cardiology-departments-after-the-introduction-of-high-sensitivity-troponins-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nivethitha Ilangkovan, Hans Mickley, Axel Diederichsen, Annmarie Lassen, Thomas L Sørensen, Hussam Mahmoud Sheta, Peter B Stæhr, Christian Backer Mogensen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of clinical, cardiac-related endpoints and mortality among patients presenting to an emergency or cardiology department with non-specific chest pain (NSCP), and who receive testing with a high-sensitivity troponin. A second objective was to identify risk factors for the above-noted endpoints during 12 months of follow-up. DESIGN: A prospective multicentre study. SETTING: Emergency and cardiology departments in Southern Denmark...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274759/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-paraplegia-characteristics-management-and-outcomes
#16
Susan Feng Lu, Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu, Sidney C Smith, Xuming Dai
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease has become a leading cause of death for patients with paraplegia. Acute myocardial infarction in patients with paraplegia has not been described in literature. Evidence gathered from studies of acute myocardial infarction in ambulating individuals may not be directly applicable to paraplegic patients. This study investigates clinical features, management strategies, and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in patients with paraplegia. METHODS: Acute myocardial infarction in patients with or without paraplegia was identified in the New York State Inpatient Database between 2007 and 2013...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260713/correlates-of-non-target-vessel-related-adverse-events-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-5-year-follow-up-of-the-examination-trial
#17
Giosafat Spitaleri, Elisabetta Moscarella, Salvatore Brugaletta, Alberto Pernigotti, Luis Ortega-Paz, Josep Gomez-Lara, Angel Cequier, Andrés Íñiguez-Romo, Antonio Serra, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Vicente Mainar, Gianluca Campo, Maurizio Tespili, Peter den Heijer, Armando Bethencourt, Nicolás Vazquez, Marco Valgimigli, Patrick W Serruys, Manel Sabaté
AIMS: to determine the 5-year correlates of non-TV related adverse events (AE) in STEMI patients included in the EXAMINATION trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: the EXAMINATION trial randomized 1498 STEMI patients to bare-metal or everolimus-eluting stent. In this sub-study, patients were analyzed according to non-TV related AE, defined as the composite of either non-TV revascularization (non-TVR) or non-TV related myocardial infarction (MI). At 5-year follow-up, 125 patients (8...
December 19, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259974/the-kv7-channel-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors
#18
REVIEW
Andreas L Fosmo, Øyvind B Skraastad
Potassium channels play a pivotal role in the regulation of excitability in cells such as neurons, cardiac myocytes, and vascular smooth muscle cells. The KCNQ (Kv7) family of voltage-activated K+ channels hyperpolarizes the cell and stabilizes the membrane potential. Here, we outline how Kv7 channel activity may contribute to the development of the cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Questions and hypotheses regarding previous and future research have been raised. Alterations in the Kv7 channel may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242070/anesthetic-type-and-hospital-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy-from-the-vascular-quality-initiative-database
#19
Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Nawar Paracha, Besma Nejim, Satinderjit Locham, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Studies on the safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under different anesthetic techniques are sometimes contradictory. The aim of this study was to compare real-world outcomes of CEA under general anesthesia (GA) vs regional or local anesthesia (RA/LA). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Vascular Quality Initiative database (2003-2017) was performed. Primary outcomes included perioperative stroke, death, and myocardial infarction (MI) occurring during the hospital stay...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241711/l-carnitine-and-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Zhong-Yu Wang, Ying-Yi Liu, Guo-Hui Liu, Hai-Bin Lu, Cui-Ying Mao
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a key cause of deaths worldwide, comprising 15-17% of healthcare expenditure in developed countries. Current records estimate an annual global average of 30 million cardiac dysfunction cases, with a predicted escalation by two-three folds for the next 20-30years. Although β-blockers and angiotensin-converting-enzymes are commonly prescribed to control CVD risk, hepatotoxicity and hematological changes are frequent adverse events associated with these drugs. Search for alternatives identified endogenous cofactor l-carnitine, which is capable of promoting mitochondrial β-oxidation towards a balanced cardiac energy metabolism...
December 11, 2017: Life Sciences
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