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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637305/left-atrial-structure-and-function-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Kotaro Nochioka, Candida Cristina Quarta, Brian Claggett, Gabriela Querejeta Roca, Claudio Rapezzi, Rodney H Falk, Scott D Solomon
Aims: Although cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is characterized by significant left atrial (LA) dilatation, the characteristics of LA function remain to be fully investigated. Methods and results: We assessed LA function by speckle-tracking echocardiography in 124 patients with CA and sinus rhythm: 68 with light chain (AL), 29 with mutant (ATTRm), 27 with wild-type (ATTRwt) transthyretin amyloidosis. Conventional and strain-derived parameters, including LA peak longitudinal strain (LS) and strain rate (peak LSR: reservoir function; early LSR: conduit function; late LSR: active function), were assessed compared between CA patients and 20 healthy controls of similar age and gender...
June 16, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636647/hemodynamic-and-metabolic-characteristics-associated-with-development-of-a-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-pressure-gradient-during-upright-exercise
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Annelieke C M J van Riel, David M Systrom, Rudolf K F Oliveira, Michael J Landzberg, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma, Bradley A Maron, Amil M Shah, Aaron B Waxman, Alexander R Opotowsky
BACKGROUND: We recently reported a novel observation that many patients with equal resting supine right ventricular(RV) and pulmonary artery(PA) systolic pressures develop an RV outflow tract(RVOT) pressure gradient during upright exercise. The current work details the characteristics of patients who develop such an RVOT gradient. METHODS: We studied 294 patients (59.7±15.5 years-old, 49% male) referred for clinical invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing, who did not have a resting RVOT pressure gradient defined by the simultaneously measured peak-to-peak difference between RV and PA systolic pressures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636515/a-brief-period-of-intensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-improves-global-longitudinal-strain-and-diastolic-function-after-a-first-uncomplicated-myocardial-infarction
#3
Gabriella Malfatto, Miriam Revera, Giovanna Branzi, Francesca Ciambellotti, Alessia Giglio, Simonetta Blengino, Matteo Oldani, Camilla Facchini, Gianfranco Parati, Mario Facchini
Objectives In patients with abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac rehabilitation with physical training prevents cardiac remodelling. To define the role of rehabilitation in the recovery of ventricular function in less severe cases, we studied its effects on more refined indexes of left ventricular function in uncomplicated, low-risk patients. Methods and results Fifty-five patients underwent percutaneous coronary revascularization after uncomplicated first AMI...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636506/incidence-and-predictors-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-detection-by-event-loop-recorder-monitoring-from-a-contemporary-multicentre-cohort
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Zainab Abdel-Salam, Wail Nammas
Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent complication after cardiac surgery. We explored the incidence and predictors of post-operative AF at 30-day follow-up in an unselected multi-centre cohort of patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in contemporary practice. Methods and results We enrolled 740 consecutive patients scheduled for elective CABG with or without valve surgery. Cardiac rhythm was continuously monitored for 15 days after surgery by an ambulatory event loop recorder...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634674/prognostic-impact-of-nutritional-status-assessed-by-the-controlling-nutritional-status-score-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Shinichiro Doi, Hirokazu Konishi, Ryo Naito, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Recently, malnutrition has been shown to be related to worse clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. However, the association between nutritional status and clinical outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unclear. We investigated the prognostic value of malnutrition assessed by the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT; range 0-12, higher = worse, consisting of serum albumin, cholesterol and lymphocytes) score in patients with CAD. METHODS: The CONUT score was measured on admission in a total of 1987 patients with stable CAD who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 2000 and 2011...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633352/aortopulmonary-window-results-of-repair-beyond-infancy%C3%A2
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Sachin Talwar, Bharat Siddharth, Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Rajnish Juneja, Anita Saxena, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVES: To study the anatomic and haemodynamic data and results of surgery in patients undergoing surgical repair of aortopulmonary window beyond infancy. METHODS: Between July 2005 and December 2015, 23 patients, older than 1 year undergoing surgery for aortopulmonary window were analysed retrospectively. Postoperative clinical and echocardiography follow-up were performed. RESULTS: Median age and weight at repair was 4 years (range 14 months-12 years) and 12 kg (range 3...
June 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633259/mycobacterium-chimaera-infection-after-cardiac-surgery-first-canadian-outbreak
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Raphael Hamad, Pierre-Emmanuel Noly, Louis P Perrault, Michel Pellerin, Philippe Demers
Recently reported in Europe and United States, disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection is a novel clinical entity linked to point contamination of Stockert 3T heater-cooler units used for cardiopulmonary bypass. We present here the first two cases in Canada. Both patients presented with nonspecific extracardiac symptoms 1 year after undergoing minimally invasive mitral surgical repair. Before the right diagnosis was established, the patients were initially treated with prednisone for suspected sarcoidosis...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632483/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-of-ncaa-division-iii-intercollegiate-football-athletes-a-pilot-study
#8
Cynthia J Wright, Elizabeth L Abbey, Barbara A Brandon, Edward J Reisman, Christina M Kirkpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Concerns about the long-term cardiovascular health implications of American football participation have been investigated at the professional and Division I levels, but limited research is available at the less resourced Division III level. Therefore, the objective was to assess the cardiovascular disease risk profile of NCAA Division III intercollegiate football athletes. METHODS: Eighty-nine varsity football athletes (age=19.6±1.7 years, height=1...
June 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631496/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiac-functions-in-newborns-of-mildly-preeclamptic-pregnant-women-within-postnatal-24-48%C3%A2-hours
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Kadir Mutlu, Ulas Karadas, Yilmaz Yozgat, Timur Meşe, Mustafa Demirol, Senay Coban, Cem Karadeniz, Rahmi Özdemir, Dilek Orbatu, Utku Karaarslan, Vedide Tavli
The aim of this study is to detect preeclampsia-related cardiac dysfunction within 24-48 hours of delivery in newborns born from preeclamptic mothers. Forty newborns from mildly preeclamptic mothers formed the study group and the control group was formed by 40 healthy newborns. Cardiac function for the groups were evaluated using conventional echocardiography and myocardial performance index (MPI) within the first 24-48 hours of their lifetime and the results of both groups were compared. A significant difference between the groups was observed especially in the PW Doppler MPI measurements (the left ventricle MPI 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629621/differential-effect-of-obesity-on-prevalence-of-cardiac-and-carotid-target-organ-damage-in-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
#10
Costantino Mancusi, Eva Gerdts, Maria Angela Losi, Andrea D'Amato, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Valentina Trimarco, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni de Simone, Raffaele Izzo
BACKGROUND: Whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with parallel increased prevalence of hypertensive vascular and cardiac target organ damage (TOD) needs further clarification. METHODS: We analyzed 8815 hypertensive patients without prevalent cardiovascular disease, participating in the Campania Salute Network, grouped into BMI classes (normal 20-24.9kg/m(2), overweight 25-29.9kg/m(2) and obese ≥30kg/m(2)). Vascular and cardiac TOD was defined as ultrasound plaque (intima-media thickness>1...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629552/comparative-analysis-of-four-scores-to-stratify-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#11
Pedro Freitas, Carlos Aguiar, António Ferreira, António Tralhão, António Ventosa, Miguel Mendes
There are several prognostic risk scores available for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) that can aid in the decision of listing candidates for heart transplant (HTx). A direct comparison between these scores has not been performed. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate the calibration and discriminative power of 4 contemporary HF scores. A retrospective analysis of 259 patients with HFrEF who underwent cardiopulmonary exercise test was conducted. The Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS), Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM), Meta-analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC), and Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Index (MECKI) were compared...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629180/bioavailability-of-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acids-added-to-a-variety-of-sausages-in-healthy-individuals
#12
Anton Köhler, Johanna Heinrich, Clemens von Schacky
A low Omega-3 Index (eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in erythrocytes) is associated with cardiac, cerebral, and other health issues. Intake of EPA and DHA, but not of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), increases the Omega-3 Index. We investigated bioavailability, safety, palatability and tolerability of EPA and DHA in a novel source: a variety of sausages. We screened 96 healthy volunteers, and recruited 44 with an Omega-3 Index <5%. Participants were randomly assigned to receive a variety of sausages enriched with approximately 250 mg EPA and DHA per 80 g (n = 22) daily for 8 weeks, or matching placebo sausages (n = 22)...
June 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628163/-quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-model-for-prediction-of-cardiotoxicity-of-chemical-components-in-traditional-chinese-medicines
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OBJECTIVE: Some quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models have been developed to predict cardiac toxicity of drugs, which have limited predictive power due to based on hERG channel inhibition. The objective of this study was try to develop a QSAR model based on all kinds of cardiac adverse effects, and to predict the potential cardiotoxicity of chemical components in traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). METHODS: In this study, the compounds data of all kinds of cardiac adverse reactions were selected as the training set...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626160/effect-of-anemia-on-cardiovascular-hemodynamics-therapeutic-strategy-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-hemodynamic-congestion
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Muneyoshi Tanimura, Kaoru Dohi, Naoki Fujimoto, Keishi Moriwaki, Taku Omori, Yuichi Sato, Emiyo Sugiura, Naoto Kumagai, Shiro Nakamori, Tairo Kurita, Eitaro Fujii, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effect of anemia on cardiovascular hemodynamics, therapeutic strategies and clinical outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients.Methods and Results:We divided 198 consecutive HF patients who underwent right heart catheterization before in-hospital HF treatment into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of hemodynamic congestion (HC: mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure ≥15 mmHg and/or mean right atrial pressure ≥10 mmHg). The hemoglobin level correlated with the cardiac index (CI) and systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) (r=-0...
June 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626087/effect-of-obesity-and-underweight-status-on-perioperative-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-operations-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-database
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Michael L O'Byrne, Sunghee Kim, Christoph P Hornik, Babatunde A Yerokun, Roland A Matsouaka, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Marshall L Jacobs, Richard A Jonas
Background -Extreme BMI (either very high or very low) has been associated with increased risk of adverse perioperative outcome in adults undergoing cardiac surgery. The effect of body-mass index (BMI) on perioperative outcomes in congenital heart disease patients has not been evaluated. Methods -A multicenter retrospective cohort study was performed studying patients 10-35 years undergoing a congenital heart disease operation in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database between 1/1/2010-12/31/2015...
June 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625611/comparing-sf-36%C3%A2-scores-versus-biomarkers-to-predict-mortality-in-primary-cardiac-prevention-patients
#16
EDITORIAL
Rony Lahoud, Vasutakarn Chongthammakun, Yuping Wu, Nael Hawwa, Danielle M Brennan, Leslie Cho
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification plays an important role in evaluating patients with no known cardiovascular disease (CVD). Few studies have investigated health-related quality of life questionnaires such as the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36®) as predictive tools for mortality, particularly in direct comparison with biomarkers. Our objective is to measure the relative effectiveness of SF-36® scores in predicting mortality when compared to traditional and novel biomarkers in a primary prevention population...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625437/inhalation-versus-intravenous-anaesthesia-for-adults-undergoing-on-pump-or-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
REVIEW
Regina El Dib, José E Guimarães Pereira, Arnav Agarwal, Huda Gomaa, Ana Patricia Ayala, Andresa Graciutti Botan, Leandro Gobbo Braz, Luciane Dias de Oliveira, Luciane Cruz Lopes, Preethy J Mathew
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the use of inhalation versus intravenous anaesthesia for adults undergoing on-pump or off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. DESIGN: A systematic review. SETTING: A hospital-affiliated university. MEASUREMENTS: The following databases were searched: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL 2016, Issue 10), MEDLINE, EMBASE, and LILACS (from inception to October 2016). We used the GRADE approach to rate overall certainty of the evidence...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625386/hemodynamic-determinants-of-mortality-after-fontan-operation
#18
Hideo Ohuchi, Aya Miyazaki, Jun Negishi, Yosuke Hayama, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Hajime Ichikawa, Isao Shiraishi, Osamu Yamada
BACKGROUND: Elevated central venous pressure (CVP), low cardiac output, and mild hypoxia are common early and late after Fontan operations. However, the association of these characteristics with late mortality is unclear. We aimed to elucidate the hemodynamic determinants of mortality after Fontan operation. METHOD: We evaluated early (group early; 0.5-5years postoperatively, n=387) and late (group late; ≥15years postoperatively, n=161) Fontan hemodynamics that included CVP (mm Hg), cardiac index (CI; L/min per m(2)), systemic ventricular end-diastolic volume index (mL/m(2)), ejection fraction (EF; %), and arterial blood oxygen saturation (%)...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625381/utilization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-eligible-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-and-its-association-with-patient-outcomes
#19
Tiffany C Randolph, Anne S Hellkamp, Emily P Zeitler, Gregg C Fonarow, Adrian F Hernandez, Kevin L Thomas, Eric D Peterson, Clyde W Yancy, Sana M Al-Khatib
OBJECTIVES: We examined trends in CRT utilization overall and by sex and race and to assess whether CRT use is associated with a reduction in HF hospitalization and mortality. BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether underutilization and race/sex-based differences in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) use have persisted. The association between CRT and heart failure (HF) hospitalization and mortality in real-world practice remains unclear. METHODS: We linked 72,008 HF patients from 388 hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines HF eligible for CRT with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data to assess CRT utilization trends, HF hospitalization rates, and all-cause mortality...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625318/prognostic-value-of-different-allelic-polymorphism-of-aldosterone-synthase-receptor-in-a-congestive-heart-failure-european-continental-ancestry-population
#20
Mauro Feola, Martino Monteverde, Daniela Vivenza, Marzia Testa, Laura Leto, Valentina Astesana, Francesco Mussapi, Antonello Vado, Marco Merlano, Cristiana Lo Nigro
Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is as an 9-exon gene on chromosome 8q22 and exists as a common single nucleotide polymorphism C-T transition for position -344. The aim of this study was to assess the -344T/C polymorphism of the aldosterone synthase promoter in a European continental ancestry congestive heart failure (CHF) population. METHODS: Patients discharged after an acute decompensation were enrolled and underwent echocardiography, determination of BNP, evaluation of non-invasive cardiac outputs and determination of -344 T/C SNP in the aldosterone synthase gene...
February 2017: Archives of Medical Research
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