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Ander Regueiro, Diego Fernández-Rodríguez, Xavier Freixa, Xavier Bosch, Victoria Martín-Yuste, Salvatore Brugaletta, Mercè Roqué, Manel Sabaté, Mónica Masotti
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network activation by a noncardiologist reduces delay times but may increase the rate of false-positive STEMI diagnoses. We aimed to determine the prevalence, predictors, and clinical impact of false-positive activations within the Catalonian STEMI network (Codi Infart). METHODS: From January 2010 through December 2011, all consecutive patients treated within the Codi Infart network were included...
July 12, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
Antoni Carol Ruiz, Josep Masip Utset, Albert Ariza Solé
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The benefit of primary angioplasty may be reduced if there are delays to reperfusion. Identification of the variables associated with these delays could improve health care. METHODS: Analysis of the Codi Infart registry of Catalonia and of the time to angioplasty depending on the place of first medical contact. RESULTS: In 3832 patients analyzed, first medical contact took place in primary care centers in 18% and in hospitals without a catheterization laboratory in 37%...
March 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
D Fernández-Rodríguez, A Regueiro, J Cevallos, X Bosch, X Freixa, M Trilla, S Brugaletta, V Martín-Yuste, M Sabaté, F Bosa-Ojeda, M Masotti
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of gender upon the prognosis and medical care in a regional acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction management network. DESIGN: An observational study was made of consecutive patients entered in a prospective database. SCOPE: The Catalan acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction management network. PATIENTS: Patients treated between January 2010 and December 2011. INTERVENTIONS: Primary angioplasty, thrombolysis or conservative management...
March 2017: Medicina Intensiva
Ander Regueiro, Julia Bosch, Victoria Martín-Yuste, Alba Rosas, Maria Teresa Faixedas, Joan Antoni Gómez-Hospital, Jaume Figueras, Antoni Curós, Angel Cequier, Javier Goicolea, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Ricard Tresserras, Laura Pellisé, Manel Sabaté
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network of Catalonia (Codi Infart). DESIGN: Cost-utility analysis. SETTING: The analysis was from the Catalonian Autonomous Community in Spain, with a population of about 7.5 million people. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with STEMI treated within the autonomous community of Catalonia (Spain) included in the IAM CAT II-IV and Codi Infart registries...
December 9, 2015: BMJ Open
Albert Ariza-Solé, Cinta Llibre, Marcos Ñato, Eva Bernal, Antoni Curós, Àngel Cequier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Revista Española de Cardiología
Diego Fernández-Rodríguez, Xavier Freixa, Gizem Kasa, Ander Regueiro, Joaquim Cevallos, Marco Hernández, Salvatore Brugaletta, Victoria Martín-Yuste, Manel Sabaté, Mónica Masotti
OBJECTIVE: The ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction network "Codi Infart" was implemented in Catalonia (Spain) in June 2009. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the Codi Infart on women. METHOD: Women referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention, were divided into two groups according to Codi Infart: Non-Codi Infart group (January 2003 to May 2009) and Codi Infart group (June 2009 to December 2012). Place of first medical contact, time intervals in diagnosis and treatment, treatments received and rate of major cardiovascular adverse events defined as all-cause death, reinfarction or stroke in-hospital, at 30 and 180 days were compared...
April 2015: Archivos de Cardiología de México
Luca Fallavollita, Bruno Marsili, Sandro Castelli, Francesca Cucchi, Elpidio Santillo, Luciano Marini, Fabrizio Balestrini
BACKGROUND: A prospective single-center interventional cohort study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a 5-week comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program on terms exercise capacity, quality of life, echocardiographic findings and autonomic modulation after first-time myocardial infarction. METHODS: We studied 37 consecutive post-myocardial infartion patients (mean age 66 years). All patients began a 5-week cardiac rehabilitation supervised training. The exercise program consisted of 40 minutes of training, three times a week, on a cycle ergometer at 60-80% of the maximal heart rate...
March 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
P Díaz-Herráez, E Garbayo, T Simón-Yarza, F R Formiga, F Prosper, M J Blanco-Prieto
Myocardial infarction (MI) is the leading cause of death worldwide, and extensive research has therefore been performed to find a cure. Neuregulin-1 (NRG) is a growth factor involved in cardiac repair after MI. We previously described how biocompatible and biodegradable microparticles, which are able to release NRG in a sustained manner, represent a valuable approach to avoid problems related to the short half-life after systemic administration of proteins. The effectiveness of this strategy could be improved by combining NRG with several cytokines involved in cardiac regeneration...
September 2013: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Hsin-Fu Lee, Yen-Chen Lin, Chia-Pin Lin, Chun-Li Wang, Chi-Jen Chang, Lung-An Hsu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the association between the ABO blood groups and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infartion (MI) in a young Taiwanese population. METHODS: We retrospectively recruited 277 consecutive subjects (men younger than 45 years and women younger than 55 years) who underwent coronary angiography (136 with documented CAD and 129 without CAD) at our center, between 2005 and 2008. Their ABO blood groups were determined using standard agglutination techniques...
2012: Internal Medicine
Ting-Mei Ye, Li-Na Sun, Fang Su, Jia Shen, Hui-Ping Wang, Zhi-Guo Ye, Qiang Xia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of Auricularia Auricular polysaccharide (APP) on acute cerebral injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion in rats and its underlying mechanism. METHODS: Adult male SD rats were intragastrically pretreated with AAP at a low (50 mg/kg) or high (100 mg/kg) dose once a day for 20 days before operation. Rats intraperitoneally injected with ginkgo biloba extract (EGb671) were taken as positive control. Focal ischemia was achieved by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) on the right side for 60 min...
November 2010: Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology
Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar, Rogério Aires, Marcos Vinicius Calfatt Maldaun, Adriana Tahara, Antonio Marcos de Souza Filho, Carlos Alexandre Zicarelli, Ricardo Ramina
OBJECTIVE: Meningiomas arising purely from the falx below the longitudinal sinus represents a surgical challenge for the neurosurgeon. The authors discuss the new aspects of surgical details that may avoid complications and determine the prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated our surgical experience from June 2004 to January 2010. Seventy patients harboring falcine meningiomas were included and submitted for surgical resection. All historical records, office charts and images were reviewed in order to sample the most important data regarding epidemiology, clinical pictures, radiological findings and surgical results, as well as the main complications...
2010: Surgical Neurology International
D A Guseva
The article provides the data on linseed-oil contained alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3), one of omega-3 family PUFA acids, and its metabolites in the body-ecosatrtraenoic acid (C20:5), docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6) and docosapentaenoic acid (C22:5). There was presented the role of all these acid in decreasing the risk of heart diseases, primarily the myocardial infartion and coronary heart disease. Food enrichment by linseed-oil alpha-linolenic acid was proposed.
2010: Voprosy Pitaniia
Kui Zhang, Fang Qiu, Lei Li, Guang-yu Gu, Yue Tao, Li Wang, Xun-yang Luo, Yong-quan Xia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of -1131T>C and c.553G>T polymorphisms and their haplotypes in apolipoprotein A5(ApoA5) gene with cereberovascular disease in Chinese. METHODS: Using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP), we analyzed two ApoA5 genetic variants in 272 patients with cerebral infarction (CI) and 316 control individuals respectively. The levels of serum lipid profiles were measured with biochemical methodsìand the other clinical characters were obtained by case file investigation...
June 2008: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
A Franco, M Planelles, J de Juan, A Payá, S Ceballos, J Olivares
We report the case of a renal transplant recipient who developed acute acalculous cholecyscitis resulting in gallbladder perforation. At admission CMV antigenemia was negative. Emergency laparatomy was performed and showed the gallbladder to be infarted with a perforation. The abdominal cavity contained two litres of sterile bilious fluid. The pathological report showed frequent endothelial cells contained intranuclear and intracitoplasmatic inclusion (fig. 1). Treatment with Ganciclovir iv was started after diagnosis, but a computerized tomography scan demonstrated severe acute pancreatitis (grade E...
2006: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Shaojian Ye, Lingyan Tang, Junying Xu, Qili Liu, Jialing Wang
2,3,5,4'-tetra-hydroxystilbene-2-O-glucoside (THSG), the water-soluble active components extracted from dried tuber root of Polygonum multiflorum (Polygonaceae), can promote the release of nitric oxide (NO) from vascular endothelial cells and has strong antioxidation. The postconditioning's protection of THSG on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury and the mechanism were investigated. After reperfusion for 3 h following occlusion of rat left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) for 30 min, SalphaT recovery speed, arrhythmia and cardiac infarct size were observed...
2006: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
José Luis Aceves, Abel Archundia, Guillermo Díaz, Araceli Páez, Felipe Masso, Martha Alvarado, Manuel López, Rocío Aceves, Carlos Ixcamparij, Adriana Puente, Rafael Vilchis, Luis Felipe Montaño
Myocardial infarction is the leading cause of congestive heart failure and death in industrializated countries. The cellular cardiomyoplasty has emerged as an alternative treatment in the regeneration of infarted myocardial tissue. In animals' models, different cellular lines such as cardiomyocites, skeletal myoblasts, embryonic stem cells and adult mesenchymal stem cells have been used, resulting in an improvement in ventricular function and decrease in amount of infarcted tissue. The first three cells lines have disvantages as they are allogenics and are difficult to obtain...
March 2005: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
J Fernando Val-Bernal, Daniel Val, Ignacio Calvo, M Francisca Garijo
Isolated (localized) idiopathic granulomatous vasculitis (IGV) is an uncommon, heterogeneous, and poorly defined group of disorders characterized by infiltration of the arterial wall caused by compactly grouped mononuclear phagocytes, with or without giant cells, in segmental distribution. We report on a 55-year-old woman with IGV limited to an intramuscular lipoma of the left thigh. The vasculitis was identified incidentally upon microscopic examination of the removed tumor. The IGV was centered on two medium-sized arteries, accompanied by narrowing of the lumens, and not associated with secondary changes such as infart or postinfart fibrosis...
2006: Pathology, Research and Practice
J M Sepúlveda, I J Posada, J González de la Aleja, A Ramos, F Bermejo
Cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis is an infrequent condition which presents with a wide spectrum of signs and a variable mode of onset. Sinus thrombosis may cause isolated intracranial hypertension but also may cause cerebral venous infarcts, which are frequently hemorrhagic. Treatment with antithrombotic agents is controversial because there is only one randomised controlled trial with unfractionated heparin. We report a 46- years-old man complaining of progressive headache, paraparesis and dysphasia. After admission, his neurological status worsened and he developed tetraparesis, depressed level of consciousness and seizures...
December 2004: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
A A Chen, M S Sabatine
Patients presenting with unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEM) have a highly variable course. Optimal management is critical because of the high risk of death or myocardial infarction (MI) in the ensuing 30 days. In this article, we review the therapeutic options available to clinicians. Anti-ischemic therapy with beta-blockers and nitrates should be considered in all patients without contraindications. Aspirin remains a cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy and has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of death or MI...
October 2003: Minerva Cardioangiologica
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October 1953: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
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