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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138366/lower-repeat-revascularization-rates-among-patients-with-prior-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-are-due-to-lack-of-adequate-target-vessels
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Anirudh Kumar, John F Wagener, Daniel Wojdyla, W Schuyler Jones, Manesh R Patel, Sunil V Rao
BACKGROUND: Studies comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) have shown lower repeat revascularization rates in patients who undergo CABG. The reason remains unclear. METHODS: We identified patients with multivessel CAD who received CABG or PCI enrolled in the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease (2003 to 2012). We compared the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) between the two groups...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137066/a-coronary-artery-fistula-having-connection-between-2-coronary-arteries-and-the-left-ventricle-a-case-report
#2
Chang-Yeon Kim, Ji Yong Choi, Kee Sik Kim
RATIONALE: Cases of coronary artery fistula having a connection with the cardiac cavity are rare. Here, we report a case in which 2 coronary arteries empty into the left ventricular cavity together. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed as having hypertension 20 years prior presented with dyspnea. DIAGNOSES: The coronary angiography revealed coronary artery fistula. INTERVENTIONS: Chest X-ray showed pulmonary edema...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132252/association-between-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-and-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
#3
Alexis C Gimovsky, Brianne Whitney, Dennis Wood, Stuart Weiner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the left myocardial performance index (MPI) changes in association with the fetal heart rate (FHR) tracing during labor. STUDY DESIGN: Women with term, singleton pregnancies, in labor were recruited to this prospective cohort study. PRIMARY OUTCOME: difference in left MPI between Category of fetal heart rate tracings. SECONDARY OUTCOMES: differences in left MPI by FHR characteristics. Participants underwent ultrasound examination, during which fetal MPI was measured...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130772/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-using-the-myocardial-performance-index-in-term-fetuses-that-develop-intrapartum-compromise
#4
Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Alexander Gooi, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the prelabour left ventricular myocardial Performance Index (LVMPI) and intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC) in low risk term pregnancies. METHODS: A blinded, prospective observational cohort study at the Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. A cohort of 284 women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies underwent fortnightly ultrasound from 36 weeks until delivery. The LVMPI was assessed by conventional Doppler ultrasound and correlated with intrapartum outcomes...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129256/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-for-the-assessment-of-nonculprit-lesions-during-the-index-procedure-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-wave-study
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Carmine Musto, Francesco De Felice, Stefano Rigattieri, Diana Chin, Andrea Marra, Marco Stefano Nazzaro, Alberta Cifarelli, Roberto Violini
BACKGROUND: Functional assessment of non-infarct-related artery lesions during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might be useful to avoid revascularization of nonsignificant stenosis and staged procedures, thus reducing hospital stay. We aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) as compared with fractional flow reserve (FFR) in this setting. METHODS: In the WAVE study, a prospective, observational, single-center registry (NCT02869906), paired iFR and FFR measurements were performed at the level of non-IRA lesions in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction both during primary PCI and during staged procedures (5-8 days after)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127948/association-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-concentration-with-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Andrew R Chapman, Kuan Ken Lee, David A McAllister, Louise Cullen, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Andrew Worster, Peter A Kavsak, Stefan Blankenberg, Johannes Neumann, Nils A Söerensen, Dirk Westermann, Madelon M Buijs, Gerard J E Verdel, John W Pickering, Martin P Than, Raphael Twerenbold, Patrick Badertscher, Zaid Sabti, Christian Mueller, Atul Anand, Philip Adamson, Fiona E Strachan, Amy Ferry, Dennis Sandeman, Alasdair Gray, Richard Body, Brian Keevil, Edward Carlton, Kim Greaves, Frederick K Korley, Thomas S Metkus, Yader Sandoval, Fred S Apple, David E Newby, Anoop S V Shah, Nicholas L Mills
Importance: High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I testing is widely used to evaluate patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. A cardiac troponin concentration of less than 5 ng/L identifies patients at presentation as low risk, but the optimal threshold is uncertain. Objective: To evaluate the performance of a cardiac troponin I threshold of 5 ng/L at presentation as a risk stratification tool in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Data Sources: Systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases from January 1, 2006, to March 18, 2017...
November 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126769/cardiovascular-complications-in-head-neck-microvascular-flap-reconstruction-a-retrospective-risk-stratification-and-outcomes-assessment
#7
Naseem Ghazali, Steven Caldroney, Donita Dyalram, Joshua E Lubek
BACKGROUND: To determine the incidence and predictors of cardiac complications (CC) in head & neck microvascular flap reconstruction. METHODS: A series of 216 microvascular flaps performed between 2012 and 2015 were analyzed using the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (CRCI) and the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Multivariate regression analysis was undertaken for predictive factors of outcomes. RESULTS: Twenty patients developed CC (9.7%) with transient cardiac arrhythmia (6...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126584/comparison-of-4-cardiac-risk-calculators-in-predicting-postoperative-cardiac-complications-after-noncardiac-operations
#8
Steven L Cohn, Nerea Fernandez Ros
The 2014 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Perioperative Guidelines suggest using the Revised Cardiac Risk Index, myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest, or American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program calculators for combined patient-surgical risk assessment. There are no published data comparing their performance. This study compared these risk calculators and a reconstructed Revised Cardiac Risk Index in predicting postoperative cardiac complications, both during hospitalization and 30 days after operation, in a patient cohort who underwent select surgical procedures in various risk categories...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121072/accuracy-of-echocardiographic-indices-for-serial-monitoring-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-patients-with-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Takahiro Sato, Ichizo Tsujino, Hiroshi Ohira, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Yoichi M Ito, Chisa Takashina, Taku Watanabe, Masaharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Serial assessment of right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) predicts the clinical outcome of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) enables RVEF monitoring, but its applicability is limited in clinical practice. This study aimed to examine the correlation between changes in CMRI-derived RVEF with those in echocardiographic indices in patients with precapillary PH. METHODS: CMRI and echocardiographic indices of RV systolic function were evaluated at baseline and follow-up in 54 consecutive patients with precapillary PH (pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), n = 23; non-PAH, n = 31)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118883/assessment-of-right-ventricular-function-by-newer-imaging-in-echocardiography-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Priyanker Mondal, Prashant Kumar, Manish Vinayak, Anurag Passi, Dhurjati Prasad Sinha
Background: The aims of the study were to assess the right ventricular (RV) functions in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) with RV longitudinal strain (RVLS) in addition to conventional parameters, as well as its correlation with severity and prognosis in IPAH. Methods: Twenty-two IPAH patients were followed up for 1 year. ANOVA and Gabriel's pairwise comparison tests were used for comparison of RVLS with respect to WHO functional class status...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118329/aortic-stiffness-improves-the-prediction-of-both-diagnosis-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Alexandra Yannoutsos, Mathieu Ahouah, Céline Dreyfuss Tubiana, Jirar Topouchian, Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher
Elective coronography has low diagnostic yield for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). We aim to determine whether non-invasive aortic stiffness assessment improves diagnostic accuracy of CAD screening by reducing the number of false-positive results from the cardiac stress test. A cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2013 to September 2014 in our medical center. Electrocardiogram (ECG) stress test coupled with nuclear imaging was performed in 367 consecutive patients routinely followed for myocardial ischemia screening...
November 9, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115626/influence-of-androgen-on-myocardial-apoptosis-and-expression-of-myocardial-ir-and-irs%C3%A2-1-in-chronic-heart-failure-rat-models
#12
Yu Wang, Yang Hu, Zhaoping Zeng, Yinghua Li, Huipeng Su, Yiwei Li, Ruiping Wang, Mingqian Zhang, Yongli Yang, Jie Deng
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of androgens on chronic heart failure (CHF) in a rat model. A total of 120 Sprague Dawley male rats were randomly divided into the following groups: (A) sham operation group, (B) castrated group, (C) heart failure (HF) group, (D) castrated + HF group, and (E) castrated + HF + testosterone (T) replacement therapy group. There were 20 rats in group A, and 25 rats in the other groups. Surgical castration was performed on groups B, D and E, and T replacement therapy was administered to group E...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115553/endothelial%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#13
Yeqing Xie, Jianquan Liao, Yong Yu, Qi Guo, Yingzhen Yang, Junbo Ge, Haozhu Chen, Ruizhen Chen
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by left ventricular dilation and cardiac fibrosis. Emerging evidence indicated that endothelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (Endo‑MT) is a crucial event during organ fibrosis. This study was performed to clarify whether Endo‑MT contributed to the progression of cardiac fibrosis in DCM. Cardiac samples from patients with DCM and control were obtained. The presence of endothelial markers, cluster of differentiation (CD)31 and vascular endothelial (VE)‑cadherin, and mesenchymal markers, α smooth muscle actin (SMA) and fibroblast‑specific protein 1 (FSP1) was performed using immunohistochemistry...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113999/index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-at-the-time-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-predicts-early-cardiac-complications-insights-from-the-oxami-oxford-study-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-cohort
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Gregor Fahrni, Mathias Wolfrum, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Florim Cuculi, Sam Dawkins, Mohammad Alkhalil, Niket Patel, John C Forfar, Bernard D Prendergast, Robin P Choudhury, Keith M Channon, Adrian P Banning, Rajesh K Kharbanda
BACKGROUND: Early risk stratification after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction is currently challenging. Identification of a low-risk group may improve triage of patients to alternative clinical pathways and support early hospital discharge. Our aim was to assess whether the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) at the time of PPCI can identify patients at low risk of early major cardiac complications and to compare its performance against guideline-recommended risk scores...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113826/ghrelin-suppresses-cardiac-fibrosis-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure-rats-by-adjusting-the-activin-a-follistatin-imbalance
#15
Chunyan Yang, Jinsha Liu, Kai Liu, Beibei Du, Kaiyao Shi, Mei Ding, Bing Li, Ping Yang
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide, potentially improves cardiac function, but the mechanisms remain unclear. In the study, the rat heart failure (HF) model was established by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and treated with ghrelin (100μg/kg, subcutaneous injection, bid); neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were cultured and stimulated with Ang II (0.1μM) and ghrelin(0.1μM) to explore the underlying mechanism of ghrelin in myocardial remodeling. Hemodynamic changes and serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations were measured to assess cardiac function...
November 4, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112510/prediction-of-postpercutaneous-coronary-intervention-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-intravascular-imaging-coronary-flow-and-biomarker-evaluation
#16
Stephen P Hoole, Jules Hernández-Sánchez, Adam J Brown, Joel P Giblett, Martin R Bennett, Nick E J West
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention-induced myocardial infarction (PMI) has prognostic significance. Identifying patients at high risk for PMI is desirable as it may alter strategy and facilitate early preventative therapy. We therefore sought to establish whether preprocedural demographic, interventional (plaque characteristics and coronary microcirculatory function), and inflammatory, endothelial damage, and platelet-derived biomarker data could predict the risk of PMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed target vessel pressure wire to assess fractional flow reserve, index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) and coronary flow reserve, plaque characterization by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound, and assayed peripheral biomarkers before uncomplicated PCI in 88 patients...
November 6, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110802/testosterone-therapy-and-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-hypogonadal-men-an-administrative-health-care-claims-study
#17
Hu Li, Lucy Mitchell, Xiang Zhang, Darell Heiselman, Stephen Motsko
BACKGROUND: There are some ongoing debates on the potential link between testosterone therapy (TT) and risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI). AIM: To investigate the association between acute MI and TT use compared with non-use in men having documented hypogonadism (diagnostic International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes 257.2, 257.8, 257.9, 758.7) in patient claims records. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used a real-world US-based administrative health care claims database (MarketScan 2004-2013; Truven Health Analytics, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) to compare MI rates between TT-treated men and a cohort of untreated hypogonadal men matched by a calendar time-specific propensity score...
November 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103088/left-ventricular-functions-in-children-with-newly-diagnosed-graves-disease-a-single-center-study-from-upper-egypt
#18
Kotb Abbass Metwalley, Hekma Saad Farghaly, Abdelrahman Abdelhamid
This study aimed to evaluate the left ventricular (LV) functions in a cohort of children with Graves' disease (GD). This is a cross-sectional case-control study. It included 36 children with GD and 36 healthy children matched for age and gender. Thyroid hormones (TSH, FT4, and FT3) and anti-thyroid autoantibodies [anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO), thyrotropin receptor (TRAbs), and thyroglobulin antibodies] were measured. Conventional and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) echocardiographies were used to assess left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099543/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-chronic-liver-diseases-in-adults
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Goran Bjelakovic, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Marko Bjelakovic, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is often reported in people with chronic liver diseases. Therefore, improving vitamin D status could have a beneficial effect on people with chronic liver diseases. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of vitamin D supplementation in people with chronic liver diseases. SEARCH METHODS: We searched The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081000/association-between-medicare-s-mandatory-hospital-value-based-purchasing-program-and-cost-inefficiency
#20
Germán M Izón, Chelsea A Pardini
BACKGROUND: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act instituted pay-for-performance programs, including Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP), designed to encourage hospital quality and efficiency. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: While these programs have been evaluated with respect to their implications for care quality and financial viability, this is the first study to assess the relationship between hospitals' cost inefficiency and their participation in the programs...
October 28, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
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