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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717529/daily-variation-in-the-occurrence-of-different-subtypes-of-stroke
#1
Luciana Ripamonti, Roberto Riva, Fabiola Maioli, Corrado Zenesini, Gaetano Procaccianti
Three thousand two hundred and ninety-eight patients admitted to our Stroke Unit with hemorrhagic, large artery atherosclerosis, cardioembolic, small-vessel occlusion, and undetermined etiology-cryptogenic strokes were included in the study. The circadian variability in onset in each stroke subgroup and the associations with various risk factors were analyzed. In each subgroup, a significant minority of patients suffered from stroke during sleep. In the ischemic group, hypercholesterolemia, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and previous myocardial infarction facilitated the onset during waking...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716979/blood-biomarkers-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-stroke-the-stroke-chip-study
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Alejandro Bustamante, Elena López-Cancio, Sara Pich, Anna Penalba, Dolors Giralt, Teresa García-Berrocoso, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Teresa Gasull, María Hernández-Pérez, Mónica Millan, Marta Rubiera, Pedro Cardona, Luis Cano, Helena Quesada, Mikel Terceño, Yolanda Silva, Mar Castellanos, Moisés Garces, Silvia Reverté, Xavier Ustrell, Rafael Marés, Joan Josep Baiges, Joaquín Serena, Francisco Rubio, Eduardo Salas, Antoni Dávalos, Joan Montaner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke diagnosis could be challenging in the acute phase. We aimed to develop a blood-based diagnostic tool to differentiate between real strokes and stroke mimics and between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in the hyperacute phase. METHODS: The Stroke-Chip was a prospective, observational, multicenter study, conducted at 6 Stroke Centers in Catalonia. Consecutive patients with suspected stroke were enrolled within the first 6 hours after symptom onset, and blood samples were drawn immediately after admission...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668142/left-atrial-phasic-function-and-its-association-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#3
Frédéric Poulin, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Shemy Carasso, Harry Rakowski, Eric M Horlick, Mark D Osten, Robert J Cusimano, Anna Woo
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) size is a marker of prognosis in severe aortic stenosis (AS). The aims of this retrospective study were to assess the impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) on the recovery of LA phasic function and to assess the relationship between LA function and new-onset atrial fibrillation (NAF) after TAVI. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, LA function was measured using biplane volumes and 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in 52 patients (median age, 81 years) with severe AS before TAVI and at midterm follow-up...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649086/early-life-risk-factors-for-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-helsinki-birth-cohort-study
#4
Linda S B Johnson, Minna Salonen, Eero Kajantie, David Conen, Jeff S Healey, Clive Osmond, Johan G Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Early life risk factors are associated with cardiometabolic disease, but have not been fully studied in atrial fibrillation (AF). There are discordant results from existing studies of birth weight and AF, and the impact of maternal body size, gestational age, placental size, and birth length is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study includes 13 345 people born as singletons in Helsinki in the years 1934-1944. Follow-up was through national registries, and ended on December 31, 2013, with 907 incident cases...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645470/significance-of-atrial-fibrillation-complicating-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#5
Tomasz Podolecki, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Jacek Kowalczyk, Ewa Jedrzejczyk-Patej, Andrzej Swiatkowski, Piotr Chodor, Agnieszka Sedkowska, Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitrega, Zbigniew Kalarus
The aim of the present study is to assess the clinical impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by new-onset AF depending on STEMI location and timing of arrhythmia. We analyzed 4,363 consecutive STEMI patients treated invasively. Finally, 4,099 subjects were included into further analysis, as 264 patients were excluded because of previous AF history. In total, 1,800 (43.9%) subjects with anterior infarction were included into Group 1, whereas Group 2 encompassed 2,299 (56...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601532/genetics-of-atrial-fibrillation-state-of-the-art-in-2017
#6
REVIEW
Diane Fatkin, Celine F Santiago, Inken G Huttner, Steven A Lubitz, Patrick T Ellinor
Genetic variation is an important determinant of atrial fibrillation (AF) susceptibility. Numerous rare variants in protein-coding sequences of genes have been associated with AF in families and in early-onset cases, and chromosomal loci harbouring common risk variants have been mapped in AF cohorts. Many of these loci are in non-coding regions of the human genome and are thought to contain regulatory sequences that modulate gene expression. Disease genes implicated to date have predominantly encoded cardiac ion channels, with predicted mutation effects on the atrial action potential duration...
May 11, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600458/structural-mri-markers-of-brain-aging-early-after-ischemic-stroke
#7
Emilio Werden, Toby Cumming, Qi Li, Laura Bird, Michele Veldsman, Heath R Pardoe, Graeme Jackson, Geoffrey A Donnan, Amy Brodtmann
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between ischemic stroke, vascular risk factors, and MRI markers of brain aging. METHODS: Eighty-one patients (mean age 67.5 ± 13.1 years, 31 left-sided, 61 men) with confirmed first-ever (n = 66) or recurrent (n = 15) ischemic stroke underwent 3T MRI scanning within 6 weeks of symptom onset (mean 26 ± 9 days). Age-matched controls (n = 40) completed identical testing. Multivariate regression analyses examined associations between group membership and MRI markers of brain aging (cortical thickness, total brain volume, white matter hyperintensity [WMH] volume, hippocampal volume), normalized against intracranial volume, and the effects of vascular risk factors on these relationships...
July 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583459/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-outcomes-after-endovascular-treatment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-complete-anterior-circulation-infarction-taci-in-the-absence-of-multimodal-ct
#8
Chenghua Xu, Anyang Tao, Peng Wang, Zhimin Wang, Yi Zhang, Xiaoxiao Tao, Huaping Xin, Xian Zheng, Jiangxian Ying
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the positive predictive value of large artery occlusion and clinical prognosis in acute ischemic stroke patients with total anterior circulation infarct (TACI) who underwent endovascular treatment in the absence of multimodal CT angiography (CTA)/ CT perfusion (CTP). METHODS: The inclusion criteria for the acute ischemic stroke patients to receive endovascular treatment were as the follows: the OCSP classification was TACI, Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) ≥ 6, National Institutes of Health stroke scale (NIHSS) score ≥8, and within 4...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514319/prospective-external-validation-of-three-preoperative-risk-scores-for-prediction-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery
#9
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
Preetham R Muskula, Rigoberto Ramirez, A Michael Borkon, Michael L Main
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 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
#20
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...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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