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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212151/antibody-mediated-rejection-in-the-cardiac-allograft-diagnosis-treatment-and-future-considerations
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M Elizabeth H Hammond, Abdallah G Kfoury
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the latest publications dealing with antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and defines areas of controversy and future steps that may improve the outcome for patients with this virulent form of rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent progress includes publication of standardized pathologic criteria for acute AMR by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and guidelines for treatment of acute AMR by the American Heart Association, endorsed by ISHLT as well...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211138/nocturnal-autonomic-nervous-system-activity-and-morning-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-young-adult-african-americans
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Kimberly A Bell, Ihori Kobayashi, Yuanxiu Chen, Thomas A Mellman
Compromised sleep and increased sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity are implicated in the pathogenesis of, and disparities in, cardiovascular disease. Parasympathetic dominance during sleep may be important for cardiovascular health. Sleep and autonomic balance influence immune activity, which impacts atherogenesis. We evaluated relationships between autonomic balance during sleep and morning levels of the immune activating cytokines, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin (IL)-6. Ninety-four (59 female) young adult African Americans without medical conditions and substance use disorders spent 2 consecutive nights in a clinical research unit for sleep recordings and blood drawing on awakening...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209292/cholesterol-screening-and-treatment-practices-and-preferences-a-survey-of-united-states-pediatricians
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Sarah D de Ferranti, Angie Mae Rodday, Susan K Parsons, William L Cull, Karen G O'Connor, Stephen R Daniels, Laurel K Leslie
OBJECTIVES: To determine pediatricians' practices, attitudes, and barriers regarding screening for and treatment of pediatric dyslipidemias in 9- to 11-year-olds and 17- to 21-year-olds. STUDY DESIGN: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2013-2014 Periodic Survey of a national, randomly selected sample of 1627 practicing AAP physicians. Pediatricians' responses were described and modeled. RESULTS: Of 614 (38%) respondents who met eligibility criteria, less than half (46%) were moderately/very knowledgeable about the 2008 AAP cholesterol statement; fewer were well-informed about 2011 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Guidelines or 2007 US Preventive Service Task Force review (both 26%)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208978/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-0-5-bupivacaine-0-5-ropivacaine-and-0-75-ropivacaine-for-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Ranjan R Venkatesh, Prabhat Kumar, Ramachandran R Trissur, Sagiev Koshy George
INTRODUCTION: For any surgery in the upper extremity that does not involve the shoulder, a supraclavicular block is preferred, as it is a safe procedure associated with rapid onset and reliable anaesthesia. Although ropivacaine has been extensively studied for epidural anaesthesia, very few reports exist on its use in supraclavicular brachial plexus block. AIM: This study was conducted to investigate and compare the effectiveness of supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia with two different concentrations of ropivacaine (0...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207683/announcement-american-heart-month-february-2017
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Each February, the observance of American Heart Month helps raise awareness of ways to stay heart healthy and prevent heart disease. For 30 years, the number of deaths from heart disease, the number one killer of persons in the United States, declined. However, that progress has stalled in recent years, potentially because of high rates of obesity and hypertension, important risk factors for heart disease (1). With increased awareness and education, everyone can work together to prevent the conditions that lead to heart disease...
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205113/cardiac-pet-ct-with-rb-82-optimization-of-image-acquisition-and-reconstruction-parameters
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P Chilra, S Gnesin, G Allenbach, M Monteiro, J O Prior, L Vieira, J A Pires Jorge
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to characterize the influence of time-of-flight (TOF) and point spread function (PSF) recovery corrections, as well as ordered subset expectation maximization (OSEM) reconstruction parameters, in (82)Rb PET/CT quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial flow reserve (MFR). Rest and stress list-mode dynamic (82)Rb PET acquisition data from 10 patients without myocardial flow defects and 10 patients with myocardial blood flow defects were reconstructed retrospectively...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205073/multi-modality-imaging-bird-s-eye-view-from-the-2016-american-heart-association-scientific-sessions
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Wael A AlJaroudi, Steven G Lloyd, Farooq A Chaudhry, Fadi G Hage
This review summarizes key imaging studies that were presented in the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 related to the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and echocardiography. This bird's eye view will inform readers about multiple studies from these different modalities. We hope that this general overview will be useful for those that did not attend the conference as well as to those that did since it is often difficult to get exposure to many abstracts at large meetings...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203066/models-for-estimating-the-metabolic-syndrome-biological-age-as-the-new-index-for-evaluation-and-management-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Young Gon Kang, Eunkyung Suh, Hyejin Chun, Sun-Hyun Kim, Deog Ki Kim, Chul-Young Bae
PURPOSE: This study aims to propose a metabolic syndrome (MS) biological age model, through which overall evaluation and management of the health status and aging state in MS can be done easily. Through this model, we hope to provide a novel evaluation and management health index that can be utilized in various health care fields. PATIENT AND METHODS: MS parameters from American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines in 2005 were used as biomarkers for the estimation of MS biological age...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199632/people-s-corner-tiny-jaarsma-phdthe-2016-american-heart-association-distinguished-scientist-award
#9
Andros Tofield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198998/physical-activity-counseling-in-primary-care-insights-from-public-health-and-behavioral-economics
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REVIEW
Kerem Shuval, Tammy Leonard, Jeffrey Drope, David L Katz, Alpa V Patel, Melissa Maitin-Shepard, On Amir, Amir Grinstein
Physical inactivity has reached epidemic proportions in modern society. Abundant evidence points to a causal link between physical inactivity and increased risk for numerous noncommunicable diseases, such as some types of cancer and heart disease, as well as premature mortality. Yet, despite this overwhelming evidence, many individuals do not meet the recommended amount of physical activity required to achieve maximum health benefits. Because primary care physicians' advice is highly regarded, clinicians have the unique opportunity to play an important role in enabling patients to modify their behavior at the point of care with the goal of guiding patients to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle...
February 15, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198783/effect-of-moderate-versus-high-intensity-interval-exercise-training-on-heart-rate-variability-parameters-in-inactive-latin-american-adults-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders, Luis Andrés Téllez-T, Diana Camelo-Prieto, Paula Andrea Hernández-Quiñonez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, Mikel Izquierdo
We investigated the effect of moderate versus high-intensity interval exercise training on the HRV indices in physically inactive adults. Twenty inactive adults were randomly allocated to receive either moderate intensity training (MCT group) or high-intensity interval training (HIT group). The MCT group performed aerobic training at an intensity of 55-75%, which consisted of walking on a treadmill at 60-80% of the maximum heart rate (HRmax) until the expenditure of 300 kcal. The HIT group ran on a treadmill for 4 minutes at 85-95% peak HRmax and had a recovery of 4 minutes at 65% peak HRmax until the expenditure of 300 kcal...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198688/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-a-contemporary-and-versatile-clinical-tool
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REVIEW
Kenneth Leclerc
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) helps in detecting disorders of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and skeletal muscle systems. It has a class I (indicated) recommendation from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association for evaluating exertional dyspnea of uncertain cause and for evaluating cardiac patients being considered for heart transplant. Advances in hardware and software and ease of use have brought its application into the clinical arena to the point that providers should become familiar with it and consider it earlier in the evaluation of their patients...
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195940/correlates-of-health-literacy-and-its-impact-on-illness-beliefs-for-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Vijaya Arun Kumar, Nancy M Albert, Patrick Medado, Lynn Marie Mango, Benjamin Nutter, Dongsheng Yang, Phillip Levy
OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between health literacy (HL) and socioeconomic, demographic factors and disease-specific illness beliefs among patients who present to the emergency department with heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Maintenance of well-being for patients with HF is partially dependent on appropriate self-care behaviors, which, in turn, are influenced by underlying illness beliefs. HL is a potential modifier of the interaction between behaviors and beliefs...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195938/low-adverse-event-rates-but-high-emergency-department-utilization-in-chest-pain-patients-treated-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Anthony M Napoli, Janette Baird, Steven Tran, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 40% of all previously admitted chest pain patients re-present to the emergency department (ED) within 1 year regardless of stress testing, and nearly 5% of patients return with a major adverse cardiac event (MACE). The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of return visits to the ED among patients previously admitted to an ED chest pain observation unit (CPU). We also identified the patient characteristics and health risk factors associated with these return ED visits...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193738/incidence-and-survival-after-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-nonelderly-adults-us-experience-2007-to-2012
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Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Alexandros Briasoulis, Emmanuel Akintoye, Kavyashri Jagadeesh, Robert D Brook, Melvyn Rubenfire, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines
BACKGROUND: Survival trends after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ICPR) for cardiac arrest in nonelderly adults is not well known. Influence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines on nationwide survival after ICPR is yet to be well elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined survival trends and factors associated with survival after ICPR in nonelderly adults aged 18 to 64 years, using Healthcare Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from 2007 through 2012 in the United States...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193604/telemedicine-in-pediatric-cardiology-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#17
Gary M Satou, Karen Rheuban, Dale Alverson, Mark Lewin, Christopher Mahnke, James Marcin, Gerard R Martin, Lisa Schmitz Mazur, David J Sahn, Sanket Shah, Reed Tuckson, Catherine L Webb, Craig A Sable
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191605/integrating-palliative-care-into-routine-care-of-patients-with-heart-failure-models-for-clinical-collaboration
#18
REVIEW
Warren H Lewin, Kristen G Schaefer
Heart failure (HF) affects nearly 5.7 million Americans and is described as a chronic incurable illness carrying a poor prognosis. Patients living with HF experience significant symptoms including dyspnea, pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. As the illness advances into later stages, symptoms become more intense and refractory to standard treatments, leading to recurrent acute-care utilization and contributing to poor quality of life. Advanced HF symptoms have been described to be as burdensome, if not more than, those in cancer populations...
February 13, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189076/depression-social-support-and-long-term-risk-for-coronary-heart-disease-in-a-13-year-longitudinal-epidemiological-study
#19
Richard T Liu, Evelyn M Hernandez, Zoë M Trout, Evan M Kleiman, Melanie L Bozzay
Depression has been linked with long-term risk for a variety of physical health ailments, including coronary heart disease (CHD). Little is known about resilience factors that may attenuate this relationship. The current study assessed whether social support moderates the long-term risk for CHD associated with this disorder. Data were drawn from the Americans' Changing Lives study, a nationally representative longitudinal survey of adults in the United States. Participants (unweighted n=1636) completed initial assessments of functional social support, body mass index, recent history of major depression, CHD, hypertension, and diabetes...
February 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185171/neprilysin-inhibitors-in-cardiovascular-disease
#20
REVIEW
Guson Kang, Dipanjan Banerjee
Mortality from heart failure remains high despite advances in medical therapy over the last three decades. Angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) combinations are the latest addition to the heart failure medical armamentarium, which is built on the cornerstone regimen of beta blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, and aldosterone antagonists. Recent trial data have shown a significant mortality benefit from ARNIs, which, as of May 2016, have now received a class I recommendation for use in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction from the major American and European cardiology societies...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
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