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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071962/the-feasibility-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-to-improve-upper-extremity-function-in-a-two-year-old-child-with-perinatal-stroke-a-case-report
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Kristin E Musselman, Patricia Manns, Jaclyn Dawe, Rhina Delgado, Jaynie F Yang
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility (i.e. tolerability, adherence) of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for the upper extremity (UE) in a two-year-old child with perinatal stroke. METHODS: Forty hours of FES over eight weeks was prescribed. FES to the hemiplegic triceps, extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis, extensor carpi ulnaris and extensor digitorum was timed with reaching during play. Assessments were performed before, during, and two months post-intervention...
January 10, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939251/muscle-mass-and-body-fat-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-risk-estimation-and-lipid-lowering-eligibility
#2
Kayoung Lee
This cross-sectional population-based study aimed to evaluate the relationships of muscle-mass and body-fat phenotypes to 10-yr risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and eligibility for lipid management. Participants were Korean adults (N = 7315; 3163 men, 4152 women) aged 40-79 yr, free from stroke and coronary heart disease, who provided complete data for estimating 10-yr CVD risk and body composition during the Fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2009-2010). Four levels of combined muscle mass and body fat were determined using sex-specific quintiles of appendicular skeletal muscle mass divided by height squared, and sex-specific quintiles of total body fat percentage...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927938/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-children-with-perinatal-stroke-and-hemiparesis
#3
Adam Kirton, Patrick Ciechanski, Ephrem Zewdie, John Andersen, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Helen Carlson, Lisa Carsolio, Mia Herrero, Jillian Quigley, Aleksandra Mineyko, Jacquie Hodge, Michael Hill
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the addition of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to intensive therapy increases motor function in children with perinatal stroke and hemiparetic cerebral palsy. METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial. Participants were recruited from a population-based cohort with MRI-classified unilateral perinatal stroke, age of 6 to 18 years, and disabling hemiparesis. All completed a goal-directed, peer-supported, 2-week after-school motor learning camp (32 hours of therapy)...
December 7, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834297/identification-of-rate-limiting-steps-in-the-provision-of-thrombolytics-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#4
Elise L Metts, Abby M Bailey, Kyle A Weant, Stephanie B Justice
BACKGROUND: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only pharmacotherapy shown to improve outcomes in acute ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a door-to-needle (DTN) time of <60 minutes in at least 50% of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible barriers that may delay tPA administration within the emergency department (ED) of an academic medical center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted from February 2011 to October 2013...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825770/estimating-longitudinal-risks-and-benefits-from-cardiovascular-preventive-therapies-among-medicare-patients-the-million-hearts-longitudinal-ascvd-risk-assessment-tool
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Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Mark D Huffman, Kunal N Karmali, Darshak M Sanghavi, Janet S Wright, Colleen Pelser, Martha Gulati, Frederick A Masoudi, David C Goff
The Million Hearts Initiative has a goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes-the leading causes of mortality-through several public health and healthcare strategies by 2017. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology support the program. The Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model was developed by Million Hearts and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a strategy to asses a value-based payment approach toward reduction in 10-year predicted risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by implementing cardiovascular preventive strategies to manage the "ABCS" (aspirin therapy in appropriate patients, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation)...
October 28, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815375/estimating-longitudinal-risks-and-benefits-from-cardiovascular-preventive-therapies-among-medicare-patients-the-million-hearts-longitudinal-ascvd-risk-assessment-tool-a-special-report-from-the-american-heart-association-and-american-college-of-cardiology
#6
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Mark D Huffman, Kunal N Karmali, Darshak M Sanghavi, Janet S Wright, Colleen Pelser, Martha Gulati, Frederick A Masoudi, David C Goff
The Million Hearts Initiative has a goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes-the leading causes of mortality-through several public health and healthcare strategies by 2017. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology support the program. The Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model was developed by Million Hearts and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a strategy to asses a value-based payment approach toward reduction in 10-year predicted risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by implementing cardiovascular preventive strategies to manage the "ABCS" (aspirin therapy in appropriate patients, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation)...
November 4, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765556/impact-of-the-new-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association-definition-of-stroke-on-the-results-of-the-stenting-and-aggressive-medical-management-for-preventing-recurrent-stroke-in-intracranial-stenosis-trial
#7
Sami Al Kasab, Michael J Lynn, Tanya N Turan, Colin P Derdeyn, David Fiorella, Bethany F Lane, L Scott Janis, Marc I Chimowitz
BACKGROUND: An American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) writing committee has recently recommended that tissue evidence of cerebral infarction associated with temporary symptoms (CITS) lasting <24 hours should be considered a stroke. We analyzed the impact of considering CITS as equivalent to stroke on the results of the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial. METHODS: We compared outcomes in the medical (n = 227) and stenting (n = 224) groups in SAMMPRIS using the following primary end point (new components in bold): any stroke, CITS, or death within 30 days after enrollment or within 30 days after a revascularization procedure for the qualifying lesion during follow-up; or ischemic stroke or CITS in the territory of the qualifying artery beyond 30 days...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754000/db-02-2-strict-control-of-hypertension-in-the-frail-elderly-is-it-beneficial-con
#8
Hiromi Rakugi
European guidelines (ESH-ESC2013) for the elderly have discussed well about treatment blood pressure (BP) levels and targeting BP levels. In general, elderly patients with systolic BP (SBP) ≥160 mmHg including individuals older than 80 years in good physical and mental conditions are recommended reducing SBP to between 150 and 140 mmHg. Furthermore, fit elderly patients <80 years old are recommended to consider antihypertensive treatment at SBP values ≥140 mmHg with a target SBP <140 mmHg. On the other hand, frail elderly patients are recommended to leave decisions on antihypertensive therapy to the treating physician, and based on monitoring of the clinical effects of treatment...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715344/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-ticagrelor-in-the-treatment-of-cardiac-ischemia
#9
Gian Marco Rosa, Daniele Bianco, Alberto Valbusa, Laura Massobrio, Francesco Chiarella, Claudio Brunelli
After acute coronary syndromes (ACS), the so-called dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), which usually consists of low-dose of aspirin in combination with a thienopyridine (clopidogrel, prasugrel) or with a cyclopentyltriazolopyrimidine (ticagrelor), reduces the risk of ischemic events. Ticagrelor, un particular, is an effective drug as it isn' a prodrug, doesn't require metabolic activation and demonstrates a rapid onset and faster offset of action. Areas covered: This article evaluates the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety and tolerability of ticagrelor during DAPT after ACS and its potential use beyond the canonical twelve months after PCI...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693004/collective-impact-of-conventional-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-coronary-calcium-score-on-clinical-outcomes-with-or-without-statin-therapy-the-st-francis-heart-study
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Salman Waheed, Simcha Pollack, Marguerite Roth, Nathaniel Reichek, Alan Guerci, Jie J Cao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The efficacy of statin therapy remains unknown in patients eligible for statin therapy with and without elevated coronary calcium score (CAC). The study sought to evaluate how cardiovascular risk factors, expressed in terms of statin eligibility for primary prevention, and CAC modify clinical outcomes with and without statin therapy. METHODS: We conducted a post-hoc analysis of the St. Francis Heart Study treatment trial, a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial of atorvastatin (20 mg), vitamin C (1 g), and vitamin E (1000 U) daily, versus placebos in 990 asymptomatic individuals with CAC ≥ 80th percentile for age and gender...
December 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681577/update-on-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-a-guide-to-the-guidelines
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Srijita Sen-Chowdhry, Daniel Jacoby, James C Moon, William J McKenna
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiovascular disorder, affecting 1 in 500 individuals worldwide. Existing epidemiological studies might have underestimated the prevalence of HCM, however, owing to limited inclusion of individuals with early, incomplete phenotypic expression. Clinical manifestations of HCM include diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, ischaemia, atrial fibrillation, abnormal vascular responses and, in 5% of patients, progression to a 'burnt-out' phase characterized by systolic impairment...
November 2016: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673575/knowledge-gaps-in-cardiovascular-care-of-older-adults-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-and-american-geriatrics-society-executive-summary
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Michael W Rich, Deborah A Chyun, Adam H Skolnick, Karen P Alexander, Daniel E Forman, Dalane W Kitzman, Mathew S Maurer, James B McClurken, Barbara M Resnick, Win K Shen, David L Tirschwell
The incidence and prevalence of most cardiovascular disorders increase with age, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and major disability in adults aged 75 and older. Despite the effect of CVD on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in older adults, individuals aged 75 and older have been markedly underrepresented in most major cardiovascular trials, and virtually all trials have excluded older adults with complex comorbidities, significant physical or cognitive disabilities, frailty, or residence in nursing homes and assisted living facilities...
November 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642911/db-02-2-strict-control-of-hypertension-in-the-frail-elderly-is-it-beneficial-con
#13
Hiromi Rakugi
European guidelines (ESH-ESC2013) for the elderly have discussed well about treatment blood pressure (BP) levels and targeting BP levels. In general, elderly patients with systolic BP (SBP) ≥160 mmHg including individuals older than 80 years in good physical and mental conditions are recommended reducing SBP to between 150 and 140 mmHg. Furthermore, fit elderly patients <80 years old are recommended to consider antihypertensive treatment at SBP values ≥140 mmHg with a target SBP <140 mmHg. On the other hand, frail elderly patients are recommended to leave decisions on antihypertensive therapy to the treating physician, and based on monitoring of the clinical effects of treatment...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641514/the-effect-of-the-intensity-of-lipid-lowering-medications-on-the-ldl-cholesterol-treatment-goals-of-asian-patients-with-dyslipidaemia-in-primary-care
#14
N C Tan, C C Goh, S C P Goh, Y L E Koh, K H Koh
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Dyslipidaemia is the key risk factor for arthrosclerosis, leading to myocardial infarctions and strokes. Achieving LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment goals using lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) mitigates such cardiovascular risks. This study aimed to determine the proportions and factors influencing patients with dyslipidaemia on LLT who achieved their recommended LDL-C treatment goals. METHODS: Adult Asian patients with dyslipidaemia, aged 31-80 years, were enrolled in a questionnaire survey...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545132/-association-between-the-cardiovascular-health-score-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation
#15
J H Shi, A J Xing, Y Z Wang, C P Ji, C R Zhu, X M Wei, S L Wu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the association between the cardiovascular health score and new-onset atrial fibrillation. METHODS: A total of 95 026 participants who participated the health examination between July 2006 and October 2007 at Kailuan group and without history of atrial fibrillation were selected as the observation cohort. The second, the third and the fourth health examination were performed between July 2008 to October 2009, July 2010 to October 2011, July 2012 to October 2013, respectively...
August 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544900/integration-of-flow-gradient-patterns-into%C3%A2-clinical-decision-making-for-patients-with-suspected-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-lvef-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-and-meta-analysis
#16
Chirag Bavishi, Kiruthika Balasundaram, Edgar Argulian
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the evidence base for the 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) guidelines for severe aortic stenosis (SAS) and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction by comparing the natural history of the disease in subgroups of low-gradient (LG) aortic stenosis patients with high-gradient (HG) patients. BACKGROUND: The 2014 AHA/ACC valvular disease guidelines recommend estimation of stroke volume index by echocardiography in patients with suspected LG SAS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction...
November 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466915/newscap-aha-asa-guidelines-recommend-comprehensive-rehabilitation-after-a-stroke
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August 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437649/development-and-validation-of-risk-prediction-models-for-cardiovascular-events-in-black-adults-the-jackson-heart-study-cohort
#18
Ervin R Fox, Tandaw E Samdarshi, Solomon K Musani, Michael J Pencina, Jung Hye Sung, Alain G Bertoni, Vanessa Xanthakis, Pelbreton C Balfour, Satya S Shreenivas, Carolyn Covington, Philip R Liebson, Daniel F Sarpong, Kenneth R Butler, Thomas H Mosley, Wayne D Rosamond, Aaron R Folsom, David M Herrington, Ramachandran S Vasan, Herman A Taylor
IMPORTANCE: Cardiovascular risk assessment is a fundamental component of prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, commonly used prediction models have been formulated in primarily or exclusively white populations. Whether risk assessment in black adults is dissimilar to that in white adults is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate risk prediction models for CVD incidence in black adults, incorporating standard risk factors, biomarkers, and subclinical disease...
April 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417752/variation-in-anticoagulant-recommendations-by-the-guidelines-and-decision-tools-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Anand Shewale, Jill Johnson, Chenghui Li, David Nelsen, Bradley Martin
Published atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines and decision tools offer oral anticoagulant (OAC) recommendations; however, they consider stroke and bleeding risk differently. The aims of our study are: (i) to compare the variation in OAC recommendations by the 2012 American College of Chest Physicians guidelines, the 2012 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines, the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines and two published decision tools by Casciano and LaHaye; (ii) to compare the concordance with actual OAC use in the overall study population and the population stratified by stroke/bleed risk...
2015: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401962/potential-clinical-impact-of-abdominal-aortic-calcification-on-bone-density-lateral-spine-images
#20
John T Schousboe, Sara A Richter, Mary Sue Beran
Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) predicts incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events and can be accurately identified on densitometric lateral spine images obtained at the time of bone densitometry. Our objective was to estimate the proportion of patients referred for bone densitometry who have a high level of AAC and are not already known to have ASCVD or to be at high risk for ASCVD. AAC was scored on densitometric lateral spine images of 2168 individuals blinded to clinical diagnoses or risk factors using the 24-point Framingham scale...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
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