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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917209/left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-sickle-cell-anaemia-an-echocardiographic-evaluation-in-adult-nigerian-patients
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Emmanuel Ejim, Nelson Oguanobi
BACKGROUND: Reliable diagnostic measures for the evaluation of left ventricular systolic performance in the setting of altered myocardial loading characteristics in sickle cell anaemia remains unresolved. OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to assess left ventricular systolic function in adult sickle cell patients using non-invasive endsystolic stress - end-systolic volume index ratio. METHODS: A descriptive cross sectional comparative study was done using 52 patients recruited at the adult sickle cell anaemia clinic of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916742/angiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-treated-with-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-after-coronary-bifurcation-stenting-with-a-two-stent-technique
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Yukinori Harada, Roisin Colleran, Susanne Pinieck, Daniele Giacoppo, Jonathan Michel, Sebastian Kufner, Salvatore Cassese, Michael Joner, Tareq Ibrahim, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
AIMS: We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy of drug-coated balloon therapy for in-stent restenosis after coronary bifurcation stenting. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients who underwent angioplasty with at least one paclitaxel-coated balloon for in-stent restenosis after bifurcation intervention using a two-stent approach were included. Two types of paclitaxel-coated balloon were used, with either iopromid (iopromide-PCB) or butyryltri-n-hexyl citrate excipient (BTHC-PCB)...
December 6, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908815/regional-variation-in-postoperative-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery-in-the-united-states
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Andrea M Steely, Peter W Callas, Daniel Neal, Salvatore T Scali, Philip P Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Jack L Cronenwett, Daniel J Bertges
OBJECTIVE: To assess for regional variation in the incidence of postoperative myocardial infarction (POMI) following non-emergent vascular surgery across the United States in order to identify potential areas for quality improvement initiatives. METHODS: We evaluated POMI rates across 17 regional Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) groups comprised of 243 centers with 1,343 surgeons who performed 75,057 vascular operations from 2010-2014. Four procedures were included in the analysis: carotid endarterectomy (CEA, n=39,118), endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR, n=15,106), infra-inguinal bypass (INFRA, n=17,176), and open infra-renal AAA repair (OAAA, n=3,657)...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903339/-effect-of-goal-directed-haemodynamic-management-on-the-postoperative-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-fragile-cardiac-function-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
#4
L S Zheng, E W Gu, X H Peng, L Zhang, Y Y Cao
Objective: To investigate the effect of goal-directed haemodynamic management based on stroke volume variation (SVV), cardiac index (CI) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) on the postoperative outcome in elderly patients with fragile cardiac function undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Methods: Ninety patients with fragile cardiac function, aged 65-90 years old, ASAⅡ or Ⅲ, NYHA Ⅱor Ⅲ, scheduled for abdominal surgery were enrolled in this study.The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: Experience anesthesia group (group E, n=45) and goal-directed hemodynamic management group (G group, n=45)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900290/female-athletes-and-menstrual-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Laura Stefani, Giorgio Galanti, Silvia Lorini, Giada Beni, Metella Dei, Nicola Maffulli
BACKGROUND: There is a greater incidence of menstrual disorders in female athletes than in their sedentary counterparts. The menstrual disorder is reported in female athletes suffering from athletic triad syndrome, while few data in those free of this syndrome are available. The study aims to ascertain the presence of menstrual disorders and the eventual relationship with myocardial performance in female athletes practicing different sports. METHODS: A sample of 64 subjects aged 18...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897064/diagnosis-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-can-123-i-imp-and-123-i-mibg-scintigraphy-yield-new-core-features
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Fumi Sakamoto, Shinya Shiraishi, Noriko Tsuda, Mamoru Hashimoto, Seiji Tomiguchi, Manabu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Since the clinical symptoms of different types of dementia frequently overlap, especially in the earlier stages at onset, it is difficult to distinguish dementias with Lewy bodies (DLB) from other neurodegenerative dementias based on their clinical manifestations alone. Nuclear medicine imaging has been reported as a high-value index for the objective evaluation and diagnosis of DLB. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nuclear medicine imaging findings may yield core features to be added to the diagnosis of DLB...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896787/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiogenic-shock
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Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) rescue of pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock has rarely been reported, we reviewed our ICU patients' presentations and outcomes. METHODS: All pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock cases managed with VA-ECMO (January 2007-March 2015) were prospectively included and reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894059/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-following-early-and-late-reperfusion-by-coronary-intervention
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Xianghui Chen, Fucheng Liu, Honggui Xu, Daogang Zha, Jiancheng Xiu, Jun Guo, Aidong Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study prospectively assessed the left ventricular (LV) diastolic function changes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and determined if the early revascularization of the infarct-related coronary artery in acute phase achieve a better recovery of diastolic function than late recanalization. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients (61.20±11.37years, 8 females) presenting with STEMI and treated with PCI were prospectively enrolled in this study...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893526/effect-of-oxygen-therapy-on-myocardial-salvage-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-randomized-soccer-trial
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Ardavan Khoshnood, Marcus Carlsson, Mahin Akbarzadeh, Pallonji Bhiladvala, Anders Roijer, David Nordlund, Peter Höglund, David Zughaft, Lizbet Todorova, Arash Mokhtari, Håkan Arheden, David Erlinge, Ulf Ekelund
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that administration of O2 in patients with acute myocardial infarction may have negative effects. With the use of cardiac MRI (CMR), we evaluated the effects of supplemental O2 in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) accepted for acute percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized-controlled trial conducted at two university hospitals in Sweden. Normoxic STEMI patients were randomized in the ambulance to either supplemental O2 (10 l/min) or room air until the conclusion of the PCI...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884851/influence-of-preinfarction-angina-and-coronary-collateral-blood-flow-on-the-efficacy-of-remote-ischaemic-conditioning-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-post-hoc-subgroup-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kasper Pryds, Morten Bøttcher, Astrid Drivsholm Sloth, Kim Munk, Michael Rahbek Schmidt, Hans Erik Bøtker
OBJECTIVES: Remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) confers cardioprotection in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). We investigated whether preinfarction angina and coronary collateral blood flow (CCBF) to the infarct-related artery modify the efficacy of RIC. DESIGN: Post hoc subgroup analysis of a randomised controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 139 patients with STEMI randomised to treatment with pPCI or RIC+pPCI...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881561/reassessment-of-cardiac-function-and-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-use-among-medicare-patients-with-low-ejection-fraction-after-myocardial-infarction
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Sean D Pokorney, Amy L Miller, Anita Y Chen, Laine Thomas, Gregg C Fonarow, James A de Lemos, Sana M Al-Khatib, Eric J Velazquez, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
BACKGROUND: -Guidelines recommend that patients with low ejection fractions (EF) post-myocardial infarction (MI) have their EF reassessed 40 days after MI for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) candidacy. This study examines rates of EF reassessment and their association with 1-year ICD implantation in post-MI patients with low EF. METHODS: -We examined rates of post-discharge EF reassessment and ICD implantation among 10,289 Medicare-insured patients ≥65 years with an EF≤35% during the index MI admission from 1/2007-9/2010 in ACTION Registry-GWTG...
November 16, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878804/assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-undergoing-total-joint-alloplasty-the-crash-joint-study
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Pawel Legosz, Marcin Kotkowski, Anna E Platek, Pawel Maldyk, Bartosz Krzowski, Anna Rys, Karolina Semczuk, Filip M Szymanski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Risk assessment is of particular importance for patients undergoing surgical interventions. Orthopedic procedures, especially total joint alloplasty are major procedure associated with high perioperative risk, as well as one of the highest rates of complications. The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence of classical and non-classical cardiovascular risk factors in patients undergoing total hip or knee alloplasty. METHODS: The CRASH-JOINT (Cardiovascular Risk Assessment ScHeme in JOINT alloplasty) was a prospective, epidemiological study performed in consecutive patients scheduled for total joint (hip or knee) replacement surgery...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878627/right-ventricular-dysfunction-as-an-echocardiographic-measure-of-acute-rejection-following-heart-transplantation-in-children
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Sanjeev Aggarwal, Jennifer Blake, Swati Sehgal
Noninvasive biomarkers of acute allograft rejection (AAR) following orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) are needed. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of echocardiographic (ECHO) right ventricular (RV) global functional and resistance indices in the detection of AAR. This retrospective chart review included children with biopsy-proven AAR (grade ≥ 2R cellular or CD4 + antibody-mediated rejection) following OHT and an ECHO within 12 h of the biopsy. ECHO measures: (a) ratio of systolic to diastolic duration (S/D), (b) RV myocardial performance index (MPI) and (c) tricuspid regurgitant gradient to RV outflow tract velocity time integral ratio (TRG/VTI), were derived at baseline, during AAR and at two follow-ups...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876124/estimating-the-influence-of-aortic-stent-grafts-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-are-we-missing-something
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Efstratios Georgakarakos
The implantation of a stiff aortic endograft for endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been reported to increase aortic stiffness and pulse wave velocity (PWV), raising potential concern over deterioration of myocardial performance. Yet, additional stiffness indices such as the augmentation index (AIx), reflection magnitude (RM) and changes in augmentation pressure (AP) have not been studied adequately to facilitate and improve our knowledge regarding the ways that EVAR affects central hemodynamics...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872317/first-in-human-experience-with-the-gore-balloon-expandable-covered-endoprosthesis-in-iliac-artery-occlusive-disease
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Andrew Holden, Stephen Merrilees, Brendan Buckley, Brigid Connor, Frances Colgan, Andrew Hill
PURPOSE: To report the first-in-human iliac artery experience of a new balloon-expandable covered endoprosthesis. METHODS: A prospective, single-center pilot study recruited 30 symptomatic patients (mean age 64 years; 18 men) to evaluate the safety and early efficacy of the new Gore balloon-expandable covered endoprosthesis for the treatment of de novo or restenotic common and/or external iliac artery lesions. According to protocol, up to 2 discrete lesions could be treated with a maximum total treated length ≤110 mm...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870974/myocardial-perfusion-in-peripheral-raynaud-s-phenomenon-evaluation-using-stress-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Sophie Mavrogeni, Konstantinos Bratis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Savropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Peripheral Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is either primary (PRP), without any coexisting disease or secondary (SRP), due to connective tissue diseases (CTD). We hypothesized that adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can assess myocardial perfusion in a population of PRP and SRP. PATIENTS-METHODS: Twenty CTDs, aged 30.6±7.5yrs., 16F/4M, including 9 systemic sclerosis (SSc), 4 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 3 mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), 2 polymyositis (PM) and 2 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with SRP, under treatment with calcium blockers, were evaluated by stress CMR and compared with age-sex matched PRP and controls...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866018/intravenous-beta-blockers-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Lee H Sterling, Kristian B Filion, Renee Atallah, Pauline Reynier, Mark J Eisenberg
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The role of intravenous (IV) beta-blockers in conjunction with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to assess their role in the acute phase of STEMI. METHODS: We systematically searched the Cochrane Libraries, Medline, and EMBASE for RCTs comparing IV beta-blockers with inactive controls in STEMI patients undergoing PCI. The primary outcome was left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865641/canadian-cardiovascular-society-guidelines-on-perioperative-cardiac-risk-assessment-and-management-for-patients-who-undergo-noncardiac-surgery
#18
Emmanuelle Duceppe, Joel Parlow, Paul MacDonald, Kristin Lyons, Michael McMullen, Sadeesh Srinathan, Michelle Graham, Vikas Tandon, Kim Styles, Amal Bessissow, Daniel I Sessler, Gregory Bryson, P J Devereaux
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines Committee and key Canadian opinion leaders believed there was a need for up to date guidelines that used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system of evidence assessment for patients who undergo noncardiac surgery. Strong recommendations included: 1) measuring brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal fragment of proBNP (NT-proBNP) before surgery to enhance perioperative cardiac risk estimation in patients who are 65 years of age or older, are 45-64 years of age with significant cardiovascular disease, or have a Revised Cardiac Risk Index score ≥ 1; 2) against performing preoperative resting echocardiography, coronary computed tomography angiography, exercise or cardiopulmonary exercise testing, or pharmacological stress echocardiography or radionuclide imaging to enhance perioperative cardiac risk estimation; 3) against the initiation or continuation of acetylsalicylic acid for the prevention of perioperative cardiac events, except in patients with a recent coronary artery stent or who will undergo carotid endarterectomy; 4) against α2 agonist or β-blocker initiation within 24 hours before surgery; 5) withholding angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker starting 24 hours before surgery; 6) facilitating smoking cessation before surgery; 7) measuring daily troponin for 48 to 72 hours after surgery in patients with an elevated NT-proBNP/BNP measurement before surgery or if there is no NT-proBNP/BNP measurement before surgery, in those who have a Revised Cardiac Risk Index score ≥1, age 45-64 years with significant cardiovascular disease, or age 65 years or older; and 8) initiating of long-term acetylsalicylic acid and statin therapy in patients who suffer myocardial injury/infarction after surgery...
October 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864479/epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-cardiovascular-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#19
Maximilian Tscharre, Christina Hauser, Miklos Rohla, Matthias K Freynhofer, Johann Wojta, Kurt Huber, Thomas W Weiss
AIMS: We investigated the association between epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness and cardiovascular outcomes in a cohort of high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Of 1198 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, transthoracic echocardiography was performed in 438 patients during the index hospitalization. EAT thickness was measured in the parasternal long-axis view perpendicularly on the free wall of the right ventricle at end-systole in three consecutive cardiac cycles and then averaged...
November 18, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862741/assessment-of-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-women-with-pregestational-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Cem Yasar Sanhal, Halil Korkut Daglar, Ozgur Kara, Dilek Uygur, Aykan Yucel
AIM: Fetal cardiac left ventricular function in pregnant women with pregestational or gestational diabetes mellitus was investigated by exploring fetal myocardial performance index (MPI) and E wave/A wave peak velocity (E/A) ratio. METHODS: Seventy pregnant women with either pregestational or gestational diabetes mellitus and with no other systemic or pregnancy related disorders were compared with 70 gestational age matched healthy controls by means of fetal left ventricular MPI and E/A ratio...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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