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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243788/evaluation-on-the-impact-of-spontaneous-reperfusion-on-cardiac-muscle-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging
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Z-W Tao, X-W Ma, N-N Liu, N-L Tian, X-F Gao, P-X Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of spontaneous reperfusion (SR) on three-dimensional myocardial strain in patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction by three-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (3D-STI) technology. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with acute anterior myocardial infarction during 2013 to 2016 were consecutively selected and divided into SR group and non-spontaneous reperfusion (Non-SR) group based on whether there was SR. Patients in both groups received direct percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in time window...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241529/development-and-testing-of-a-goals-of-care-intervention-in-advanced-heart-failure
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Cynthia M Dougherty, Heather L Coats, J Randall Curtis, Ardith Z Doorenbos
AIM: The purpose of this paper is to describe the conceptual framework for a goals of care (GoC) intervention, elements, and findings of intervention feasibility, acceptability, and benefits from both patients with heart failure (HF) and their providers. BACKGROUND: Receiving care at a mechanical circulatory support center for advanced HF offers new opportunities for treatment, making the implementation of a GoC intervention timely and crucial in helping patients determine next steps in HF treatment...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240772/monitoring-of-arrhythmia-and-sudden-death-in-a-hemodialysis-population-the-crash-ilr-study
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Paul R Roberts, Donah Zachariah, John M Morgan, Arthur M Yue, Elizabeth F Greenwood, Patrick C Phillips, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green, Robert J Lewis, Paul R Kalra
INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that sudden cardiac death (SCD) contributes around 50% of cardiovascular and 27% of all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. The true burden of arrhythmias and arrhythmic deaths in this population, however, remains poorly characterised. Cardio Renal Arrhythmia Study in Hemodialysis (CRASH-ILR) is a prospective, implantable loop recorder single centre study of 30 established hemodialysis patients and one of the first to provide long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238854/effect-of-weight-extremes-on-ventricular-volumes-and-myocardial-strain-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-as-measured-by-cmr
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Scott A Simpson, Suzanne L Field, Meng Xu, Benjamin R Saville, David A Parra, Jonathan H Soslow
Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF-TAP) is often based on cardiac MRI (CMR) right ventricular (RV) volumes indexed to body surface area (BSA). Weight extremes result in increased patient morbidity and affect indexed measurements. We hypothesized that patients with rTOF-TAP at extremes of weight have (1) over- or underestimated indexed volumes and (2) altered parameters of cardiac function. CMRs in patients with rTOF-TAP were retrospectively reviewed; analysis included right and left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fractions (EF) and peak global LV circumferential strain (ε cc) from myocardial tagged images...
December 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238626/c-kit-positive-cardiac-outgrowth-cells-demonstrate-better-ability-for-cardiac-recovery-against-ischemic-myopathy
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Chuan Li, Satoshi Matsushita, Zhengqing Li, Jianjun Guan, Atsushi Amano
Objective: Resident cardiac stem cells are expected to be a therapeutic option for patients who suffer from severe heart failure. However, uncertainty remains over whether sorting cells for c-kit, a stem cell marker, improves therapeutic outcomes. Materials and methods: Cardiac outgrowth cells cultured from explants of rat heart atrium were sorted according to their positivity (+) or negativity (-) for c-kit. These cells were exposed to hypoxia for 3 d, and subsequently harvested for mRNA expression measurement...
October 2017: Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238569/transient-cardiac-dysfunction-but-elevated-cardiac-and-kidney-biomarkers-24%C3%A2-h-following-an-ultra-distance-running-event-in-mexican-tarahumara
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Dirk L Christensen, Diana Espino, Rocío Infante-Ramírez, Mónica S Cervantes-Borunda, Rosa P Hernández-Torres, Antonio E Rivera-Cisneros, Daniel Castillo, Kate Westgate, Dijana Terzic, Soren Brage, Christian Hassager, Jens P Goetze, Jesper Kjaergaard
Background: The Mexican Tarahumara are accustomed to running ultra-distance races. No data exist on the acute physiological changes following ultra-distance running and physiological-biomarker associations in this population. Thus, we aimed to investigate the acute impact (≤ 24 h) on functional and biochemical changes of the cardiac muscle and biochemical changes associated with kidney function following a 63-km ultra-distance race with an altitude difference of 1800 m in Mexican Tarahumara athletes...
2017: Extreme Physiology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238362/combined-thrombectomy-and-intracoronary-administration-of-glycoprotein-iib-iiia-inhibitors-improves-myocardial-reperfusion-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Wei Niu, Jing-Jing Zhang, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Zheng Zhang
Background: Suboptimal myocardial reperfusion is common in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Furthermore, it results in increased infarct size and mortality rates. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the role of aspiration thrombectomy (AT) combined with intracoronary administration of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPI) in the improvement of myocardial reperfusion and clinical outcomes...
October 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237417/red-cell-distribution-width-associated-with-adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yueh-An Lu, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Ya-Chung Tian, Chih-Wei Yang, Yung-Chang Chen, Chih-Hsiang Chang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated that red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often anemic and have high RDW levels. In this study, we investigated the effect of RDW on major composite CV outcomes among patients with CKD. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with CKD who were admitted to the department of cardiology of a tertiary hospital in 2011...
December 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236988/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-as-non-invasive-indicator-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy
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Paco E Bravo, Brian A Bergmark, Tomas Vita, Viviany R Taqueti, Ankur Gupta, Sara Seidelmann, Thomas E Christensen, Michael T Osborne, Nishant R Shah, Nina Ghosh, Jon Hainer, Courtney F Bibbo, Meagan Harrington, Fred Costantino, Mandeep R Mehra, Sharmila Dorbala, Ron Blankstein, Akshay Desai, Lynne Stevenson, Michael M Givertz, Marcelo F Di Carli
Aims: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a leading cause of death in orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) survivors. Effective non-invasive screening methods are needed. Our aim was to investigate the added diagnostic and prognostic value of myocardial blood flow (MBF) to standard myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) for CAV detection. Methods and results: We studied 94 OHT recipients (prognostic cohort), including 66 who underwent invasive coronary angiography and PET within 1 year (diagnostic cohort)...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236981/electrophysiology-testing-for-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-a-call-for-action
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Demosthenes G Katritsis, Theodoros Zografos, Gerhard Hindricks
Current guidelines recommendations, based on the results of primary sudden cardiac death prevention trials, use the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) as a sole criterion for the indication of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy for primary prevention purposes. In this article, we review the sensitivity and specificity of LVEF for predicting arrhythmic vs. non-arrhythmic cardiac death and examine existing evidence on the use of electrophysiology testing for risk stratification of ischaemic patients with reduced left ventricular function...
December 11, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234860/impact-of-right-ventricular-distensibility-on-congestive-heart-failure-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-the-elderly
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Daisuke Harada, Hidetsugu Aasanoi, Ryuichi Ushijima, Takahisa Noto, Junya Takagawa, Hisanari Ishise, Hiroshi Inoue
To elucidate involvement of age-related impairments of right ventricular (RV) distensibility in the elderly congestive heart failure (CHF), we examined the prevalence of less-distensible right ventricle in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) over a wide range of ages. In 893 patients aged from 40 to 102 years, we simultaneously recorded electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram, and jugular venous pulse wave. Using signal-processing techniques, the prominent 'Y' descent of jugular pulse waveform was detected as a hemodynamic sign of a less-distensible right ventricle...
December 13, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234842/-patients-with-a-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-wcd-prescription-function-and-rehabilitation-support
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A Schlitt, M Guha, M Noutsias, H H Klein, H U Klein
Assessment of a permanent risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia in patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF <35%), e. g. after myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, acute myocardial infarction, in patients with postpartum cardiomyopathy or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization treatment plus defibrillator (CRT-D) infection with temporary explantation of the system is a medical challenge. This is time-consuming and unsafe because life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias may occur during the time of risk assessment...
December 12, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234388/the-effects-of-aqueous-extract-from-nardostachys-chinensis-batalin-on-blood-pressure-and-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-two-kidney-one-clip-hypertensive-rats
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Rayile Aisa, Zhaoxia Yu, Xiangyang Zhang, Dilinuer Maimaitiyiming, Lipeng Huang, Ayshamgul Hasim, Tao Jiang, Mingjun Duan
Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the aqueous extract of Nardostachys chinensis Batalin (NCBAE) on blood pressure and cardiac hypertrophy using two-kidney one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats. Methods: 2K1C rat models were set up by clipping the left renal artery. Sham-operated rats underwent the same surgical procedure except for renal arterial clipping. 2K1C hypertensive rats were orally given NCBAE at doses of 210, 420, and 630 mg·kg-1·d-1 for 6 weeks...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233088/left-atrial-enlargement-and-clinical-considerations-in-patients-with-or-without-a-residual-interatrial-shunt-after-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-with-the-watchman%C3%A2-device
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Blerim Luani, Thomas Groscheck, Conrad Genz, Ivan Tanev, Thomas Rauwolf, Joerg Herold, Senad Medunjanin, Alexander Schmeisser, Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus
BACKGROUND: Interventional closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, high thromboembolic and bleeding risk or bleeding history is an alternative therapeutic strategy to oral anticoagulation. It is not known if the exclusion of the LAA from the blood circulation affects the left atrial volume (LAV) and consequently its prognostic value or the circulatory performance of the heart in humans. METHODS: We aimed to prospectively assess potential changes in baseline LAV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), NT-proBNP-level and the covered distance in the 6-min walk-test 6 weeks and 6 months after LAA closure with the WATCHMAN™ device...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231820/higher-defibrillation-threshold-in-methamphetamine-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Rakesh Malhotra, Shyam Patel, Tekchand Ramchand, Omar Al Nimri
INTRODUCTION: Identification of patients with an increased risk of high defibrillation thresholds (DFTs) is important in planning implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedures. Clinical observations have suggested that patients with methamphetamine cardiomyopathy (MACMP) have significantly elevated defibrillation thresholds. We hypothesized that MACMP patients would have higher DFT thresholds than controls and would require procedural changes during ICD implantation to accommodate higher thresholds...
November 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230641/associations-between-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-and-without-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Tsumugi Oki, Hidekazu Tanaka, Takamitsu Imanishi, Yuji Nakamachi, Jun Saegusa, Seiji Kawano, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Yoshihiro Nishimura
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between right ventricular (RV) function and left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in patients with reduced LV ejection fraction (LVEF) and preserved LVEF. METHODS: A total of 139 patients who had undergone echocardiography were recruited. LV diastolic function was determined as the ratio of mitral inflow E to mitral e' lateral annular velocities (E/e'). RV function was determined as the RV index of myocardial performance (RIMP)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226995/change-in-qrs-morphology-as-a-marker-of-spontaneous-elimination-in-verapamil-sensitive-idiopathic-left-ventricular-tachycardia
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Hiroshi Kawakami, Takeshi Aiba, Kohei Ishibashi, Ikutaro Nakajima, Mitsuru Wada, Tsukasa Kamakura, Yuko Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Satoshi Yasuda, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
BACKGROUND: Verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (verapamil-ILVT) is thought to be due to a reentry within the LV fascicular system. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is effective for elimination of the VT; however, a long-term prognosis of patients with verapamil-ILVT is still unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty consecutive verapamil-ILVT patients (62 men, 31±12 years-of-age, LVEF: 65±4%) were enrolled. Seventy-six (95%) cases of VT involved right bundle brunch block and left axis deviation...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226890/relationship-between-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-in-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Erkan Yıldırım, Murat Çelik, Uygar Çağdaş Yüksel, Barış Buğan, Yalçın Gökoğlan, Suat Görmel, Salim Yaşar, Mustafa Koklu, Atila İyisoy, Cem Barçın
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiological mechanism of in-stent restenosis (ISR) is different from atherosclerosis of native coronary arteries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ISR and the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD), and to identify other risk factors associated with ISR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. METHODS: A total of 372 consecutive patients presenting with first acute STEMI who were successfully treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention within 12 hours from the onset of symptoms and who had an angiographic follow-up at 3 months were included in the study...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226818/rate-response-programming-tailored-to%C3%A2-the-force-frequency-relationship-improves-exercise-tolerance-in-chronic-heart-failure
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John Gierula, Maria F Paton, Judith E Lowry, Haqeel A Jamil, Rowenna Byrom, Michael Drozd, Jack O Garnham, Richard M Cubbon, David A Cairns, Mark T Kearney, Klaus K Witte
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine whether the heart rate (HR) at which the force-frequency relationship (FFR) slope peaks (critical HR) could be used to tailor HR response in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with cardiac pacemakers and whether this favorably influences exercise capacity. BACKGROUND: CHF secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is characterized by blunting of the positive relationship between HR and LV contractility known as the FFR...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224709/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-nonsustained-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-from-35-to-50
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Sorcha M Allen, Victor A Abrich, Paul S Bibby, Daniel Fishman, Win-Kuang Shen, Dan Sorajja
The risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in patients with mild-to-moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is unknown. This retrospective case-control study aims to identify the prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with the development of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) as documented on permanent pacemakers or implantable loop recorders in tertiary care center patients with an LVEF of 35% to 50%. Data pertaining to patient demographics, previous medical history, heart failure functional class, echocardiographic parameters, and survival were compared between the groups...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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