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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514319/prospective-external-validation-of-three-preoperative-risk-scores-for-prediction-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew J Cameron, Diem T T Tran, Jean Abboud, Ethan K Newton, Houman Rashidian, Jean-Yves Dupuis
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with early and late morbidity and mortality of cardiac surgical patients. Prophylactic treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been recommended to improve outcome in cardiac surgical patients at high risk of developing POAF. Reliable models for prediction of POAF are needed to achieve that goal. This study attempted to externally validate 3 risk models proposed for preoperative prediction of POAF in cardiac surgical patients: the POAF score, the CHA2DS2-VASc score, and the Atrial Fibrillation Risk Index...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493641/impact-of-pre-existing-or-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-on-30-day-clinical-outcomes-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-results-from-the-bravo-3-randomized-trial
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Christian Hengstenberg, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Thierry Lefevre, Ghada Mikhail, Nicolas Meneveau, Christophe Tron, Raban Jeger, Christian Kupatt, Birgit Vogel, Serdar Farhan, Sabato Sorrentino, Madhav Sharma, Clayton Snyder, Oliver Husser, Peter Boekstegers, Rainer Hambrecht, Julian Widder, David Hildick-Smith, Marco De Carlo, Peter Wijngaard, Efthymios Deliargyris, Debra Bernstein, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Prodromos Anthopoulos, George Dangas
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are at higher risk for adverse cardiovascular events. Whether procedural bivalirudin compared to unfractionated heparin (UFH) has a beneficial effect on early outcomes in these patients is unknown. We examined for the effect of baseline or new-onset AF within 30 days of TAVR and explored for the effect of bivalirudin vs. UFH by AF status, on 30-day outcomes from the BRAVO 3 trial...
May 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476094/one-year-outcomes-and-secondary-prevention-in-patients-after-acute-minor-stroke-results-from-the-china-national-stroke-registry
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Ying Tan, Yuesong Pan, Liping Liu, Yilong Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available on secondary preventive therapy use and patient outcomes after acute minor ischemic stroke in China. This study investigated secondary prevention strategies and outcomes up to 1 year after minor ischemic stroke. METHODS: Patients from the China National Stroke Registry experienced a minor ischemic stroke (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] score ≤5) and admitted to hospital within 24 hours of symptom onset were included...
June 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460022/korean-atrial-fibrillation-network-genome-wide-association-study-for-early-onset-atrial-fibrillation-identifies-novel-susceptibility-loci
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Ji-Young Lee, Tae-Hoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Hong Euy Lim, Eue-Keun Choi, Jaemin Shim, Eunsoon Shin, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jin-Seok Kim, Boyoung Joung, Seil Oh, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Young-Hoon Kim, Hui-Nam Pak
Aims: Some genetic susceptibility loci for atrial fibrillation (AF) identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in a European database showed ethnic differences in the Asian population. We explored novel AF susceptibility variants for patients with early-onset AF (≤60 years old) among Korean patients who underwent AF catheter ablation. Methods and results: A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted with 672 cases (≤60 years old, Yonsei AF Ablation cohort) and 3700 controls (Korea Genome Epidemiology Study)...
April 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457078/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-following-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-predicts-long-term-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke
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Yuval Konstantino, Dana Zelnik Yovel, Michael D Friger, Gideon Sahar, Boris Knyazer, Guy Amit
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, occurring in 20%-40% of patients, mostly during the first week after surgery. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, but data are limited. OBJECTIVES: To assess the correlation between new-onset in-hospital AF following CABG and long-term AF, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or death. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of 161 consecutive patients who underwent isolated CABG surgery in a tertiary center during the period 2002-2003...
December 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424890/left-atrial-electromechanical-conduction-time-predicts-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-a-5-year-follow-up-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Ozkan Candan, Cetin Gecmen, Arzu Kalayci, Cem Dogan, Emrah Bayam, Mehmet Ozkan
Prolonged left atrial electromechanical conduction time is related with atrial electrical remodeling, and is predictive of the development of atrial fibrillation. The aim of our study was to examine whether left atrial electromechanical conduction time (EMT) and left atrial strain as measured by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) are predictors for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) at 5-year follow-up. A total of 81 patients (61% females; mean age 38.1 ± 12...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413741/serial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmed H Qavi, Tasnim F Imran, Zachariah Hasan, Fariha Ilyas, Usman Ghani, Salman Assad, Shabih Hasan
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. CJD usually appears in later life and runs a rapid course. Typically, the onset of symptoms occurs about age 60 and about 90% of individuals die within one year. We report a case of 67-year-old male presented with progressive aphasia, confusion, dysphagia and inability to carry out activities of daily life (ADLs) over a period of three to four weeks. The patient had past medical history of chronic atrial fibrillation and hypertension...
March 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381819/purulent-pericarditis-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-organism
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Muhammad Kashif, Henish Raiyani, Masooma Niazi, Kamalakkannan Gayathri, Trupti Vakde
BACKGROUND In the modern antibiotic era, Streptococcus agalactiae infection of the endocardium and pericardial space is a rare occurrence. However, once the disease spreads it can lead to life-threatening illness despite advances in diagnostic and treatment modalities, partly because the symptoms and signs associated with pericarditis are frequently missing, and due to the rarity of the disease, diagnosis is often overlooked. We report an extremely rare case of purulent pericarditis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
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Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319471/early-secondary-prevention-after-initially-ineffective-revascularization-treatments-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion
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Stefano Forlivesi, Elia Pancheri, Giuseppe Moretto, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
The most effective treatment of patients with stroke due to tandem occlusion is still unclear. We report the case of a man with stroke due to tandem internal carotid artery/middle cerebral artery occlusion, who underwent initially ineffective intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and endovascular treatment. Early anticoagulation with apixaban was started after 48 h of IVT, given a newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Spontaneous partial recanalization of the cervical internal carotid artery was noted, and carotid endarterectomy was performed 72 h after IVT and 8 h after the last dose of apixaban...
March 17, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302715/late-thrombosis-of-a-mitral-bioprosthetic-valve-with-associated-massive-left-atrial-thrombus
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Preetham Muskula, Rigoberto Ramirez, A Michael Borkon, Michael L Main
An 84-year-old man presented 5 years following bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement with three months of worsening dyspnea on exertion. A new mitral stenosis murmur was noted on physical examination, and an electrocardiogram revealed newly recognized atrial fibrillation. Severe mitral stenosis (mean gradient = 13 mmHg) was confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed markedly thickened mitral bioprosthetic leaflets with limited mobility, and a massive left atrial thrombus (> 4 cm in diameter) (see Figures 1A-D, and video files 1-4)...
March 16, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262340/gain-of-function-mutation-in-scn5a-causes-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-early-onset-atrial-fibrillation
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Krystien V Lieve, Arie O Verkerk, Svitlana Podliesna, Christian van der Werf, Michael W Tanck, Nynke Hofman, Paul F van Bergen, Leander Beekman, Connie R Bezzina, Arthur A M Wilde, Elisabeth M Lodder
BACKGROUND: Mutations in SCN5A, the gene encoding the α-subunit of the cardiac sodium channel (NaV1.5), are associated with a broad spectrum of inherited cardiac arrhythmia disorders. The purpose of this study was to identify the genetic and functional determinants underlying a Dutch family that presented with a combined phenotype of ventricular arrhythmias with a likely adrenergic component, either in isolation or in combination with a mildly decreased heart function and early onset (<55years) atrial fibrillation...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253498/brain-natriuretic-peptide-is-a-powerful-predictor-of-outcome-in-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation%C3%A2
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Kenji Maruyama, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Tsuyoshi Shiga, Mutsumi Iijima, Kentaro Ishizuka, Takao Hoshino, Kazuo Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Since stroke patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) have poor outcomes in general, the prediction of outcomes following discharge is of utmost concern for these patients. We previously reported that brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were significantly higher in NVAF patients with larger infarcts, higher modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score, and higher CHADS2 score. In the present study, we evaluated an array of variables, including BNP, in order to determine significant predictors for functional outcome in patients with NVAF after acute ischemic stroke (AIS)...
March 2, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224695/distal-hyperintense-vessel-sign-is-associated-with-neurological-deterioration-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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K-W Nam, H-M Kwon, S-W Park, J-S Lim, M-K Han, Y-S Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate the relationship between distal hyperintense vessel sign (HVS) and early neurological deterioration (END) in acute ischaemic stroke with large vessel steno-occlusion. METHODS: Acute ischaemic stroke patients with symptomatic severe steno-occlusion in the middle cerebral artery or internal carotid artery were recruited within 24 h from symptom onset. Stroke outcomes were evaluated using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score at the time of admission and at 72 h and 7 days...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104484/sick-sinus-syndrome-with-hcn4-mutations-shows-early-onset-and-frequent-association-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-left-ventricular-noncompaction
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Taisuke Ishikawa, Seiko Ohno, Takashi Murakami, Kentaro Yoshida, Hiroyuki Mishima, Tetsuya Fukuoka, Hiroki Kimoto, Risa Sakamoto, Takafumi Ohkusa, Takeshi Aiba, Akihiko Nogami, Naokata Sumitomo, Wataru Shimizu, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hitoshi Horigome, Minoru Horie, Naomasa Makita
BACKGROUND: Familial sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is often attributable to mutations in genes encoding the cardiac Na channel SCN5A and pacemaker channel HCN4. We previously found that SSS with SCN5A mutations shows early onset of manifestations and male predominance. Despite recent reports on the complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) in patients with SSS caused by HCN4 mutations, their overall clinical spectrum remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and demographic features of SSS patients carrying HCN4 mutations...
May 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005263/does-early-onset-cataract-increase-the-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Chih-Yang Huang, Tung-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Syun Hu
This study was attempted to address the association between early onset cataract (EOC) and ischemic stroke. Using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000, we established an EOC cohort and a comparison cohort by using 4-fold propensity score matching according to age, gender and comorbidities to detect the incidence of ischemic stroke. A Cox model was used to express the risk of ischemic stroke for the EOC patients compared with the comparison cohort. After adjusting for age, gender and comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, obesity, and atrial fibrillation, the EOC patients had a 1...
December 22, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939050/impaired-left-atrial-function-in-fabry-disease-a-longitudinal-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
#17
Maxime Pichette, Karim Serri, Maude Pagé, Lu Zhao Di, Daniel G Bichet, Frédéric Poulin
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is characterized by the accumulation of sphingolipids in multiple organs, including the left atrium. It is uncertain if the left atrial (LA) reservoir, conduit, and contractile functions evaluated by speckle-tracking echocardiography are affected in Fabry cardiomyopathy and whether enzyme replacement therapy can improve LA function. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, LA strain, strain rates, and phasic LA volumes were studied in 50 patients with FD and compared with values in 50 healthy control subjects...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931549/statin-therapy-in-the-primary-prevention-of-early-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#18
O L Bockeria, V A Shvartz, A A Akhobekov, A R Kiselev, M D Prokhorov, E Z Golukhova, L A Bockeria
OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the role of statin therapy in the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients without prior atrial fibrillation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 206 patients, aged 57.2±7.9 years (mean±SD), who underwent isolated CABG is carried out. All patients are divided into two groups. The first group (nSt-patients) includes the patients who did not receive statin therapy prior to CABG (n=82)...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909494/anemia-an-independent-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Ali N Ali MBChB MSc Mrcp Uk, Nandkishor V Athavale MBChB Md Frcp, Ahmed H Abdelhafiz MBChB MSc Md Frcp
Both anemia and atrial fibrillation are common in older people and their prevalence is age dependent which increases as population ages. Anemia, especially acute onset, predisposes to new onset atrial fibrillation which is likely to be mediated through inducing heart failure first and this predisposition seems to be potentiated by the presence of renal impairment. Anemia adds to the comorbidity burden of patients with atrial fibrillation and independently increases the risks of adverse outcomes such as increased hospitalization, mortality, bleeding and thromboembolic events...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892888/early-de-novo-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-facts-and-features
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Ameeta Yaksh, Charles Kik, Paul Knops, Maarten J B van Ettinger, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
Knowledge of the mechanism underlying post-operative atrial fibrillation (PoAF) is essential for development of preventive measures. The incidence and characteristics of both PoAF and supraventricular premature beats triggering PoAF, their interrelationship and alterations over time have never been examined. The goal of this study is therefore to examine the correlation between the incidence and characteristics of supraventricular premature beats (SVPBs) and PoAF episodes in patients undergoing CABG in the first five post-operative days...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
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