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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629561/multi-contrast-and-three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-aortic-wall-using-3t-mri
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Thomas Wehrum, Iulius Dragonu, Christoph Strecker, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Harloff
OBJECTIVES: To develop a 3D-multi-contrast MRI protocol allowing for high resolution imaging of the wall and of atheroma in the thoracic aorta. METHODS: Eleven healthy volunteers and eleven acute stroke patients with aortic plaques detected by TEE underwent MRI at 3T. The MRI-protocol consisted of a T1w-bright-blood, a T2w- and a PDw-black-blood sequence (spatial resolution=1.15mm(3)). Image quality was assessed by two blinded investigators using a 3-point score and intra- and inter-rater agreement was tested...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501493/prophylactic-warfarin-post-anterior-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nathaniel Moulson, Stephen A LaHaye, Olivier F Bertrand, Jimmy MacHaalany
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of warfarin (WF) prophylaxis in the prevention of left ventricular thrombus (LVT) formation and subsequent embolic complications following an anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and wall motion abnormalities. BACKGROUND: The role of oral anticoagulation prophylaxis, in addition to dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), in the current era of percutaneous coronary intervention has not been well studied, despite being a class IIb recommendation in the AHA/ACC STEMI guidelines...
May 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495396/cardiovascular-risk-prediction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#3
Santiago Cedeño Mora, Marian Goicoechea, Esther Torres, Úrsula Verdalles, Ana Pérez de José, Eduardo Verde, Soledad García de Vinuesa, José Luño
INTRODUCTION: Scores underestimate the prediction of cardiovascular risk (CVR) as they are not validated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Two of the most commonly used scores are the Framingham Risk Score (FRS-CVD) and the ASCVD (AHA/ACC 2013). The aim of this study is to evaluate the predictive ability of experiencing a cardiovascular event (CVE) via these 2scores in the CKD population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective, observational study of 400 prevalent patients with CKD (stages 4 and 5 according the KDOQI; not on dialysis)...
May 8, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465771/clinical-characteristics-and-unmet-need-among-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-stratified-by-statin-use
#4
Qing Huang, Michael Grabner, Robert J Sanchez, Vincent J Willey, Mark J Cziraky, Swetha R Palli, Thomas P Power
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) 2013 guidelines for blood cholesterol treatment recommend high-intensity statins for adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Currently, little is known about the real-world patient characteristics of ASCVD, as well as the clinical and economic consequences of different treatment options for this disease. OBJECTIVES: To compare the demographic, clinical, and economic characteristics of patients with clinical ASCVD who started therapy with high-intensity statins, low-/moderate-intensity statins, or no statins in usual-care settings based on data primarily before the release of the ACC/AHA 2013 guidelines...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454832/rationale-and-design-of-the-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-for-selective-cardiac-catheterization-relation-to-cardiovascular-outcomes-cost-effectiveness-and-quality-of-life-conserve-trial
#5
Sang-Eun Lee, Fay Y Lin, Yao Lu, Hyuk-Jae Chang, James K Min
Although coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has shown promise as a "gatekeeper" to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in longitudinal cohort studies, it remains unknown whether the strategy of selective ICA by initial performance of CCTA is either safe or effective when compared with a direct ICA strategy in patients with an American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) guideline-directed indication for ICA. OBJECTIVES: The CONSERVE trial is a prospective randomized multicenter trial to determine the clinical effectiveness of "selective catheterization" vs "direct catheterization" strategies for stable patients with suspected but without known coronary artery disease, who meet AHA/ACC guideline indication for ICA...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370476/comparing-characteristics-and-clinical-and-echocardiographic-outcomes-in-low-flow-vs-normal-flow-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-an-asian-population
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Jinghao Nicholas Ngiam, Benjamin Yong-Qiang Tan, Ching-Hui Sia, Glenn K M Lee, William K F Kong, Yiong-Huak Chan, Kian-Keong Poh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In severe aortic stenosis (AS), deterioration of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to <50% is an AHA/ACC class I indication for valve replacement, regardless of symptoms. Controversy surrounds prognosis of low-flow AS compared to normal-flow, and no study has examined LVEF deterioration. We compared factors associated with LVEF deterioration (to <50%) and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive subjects with low-flow (stroke volume index <35 mL/m(2) , n=56) and normal-flow (n=72) severe AS (aortic valve area <1 cm(2) ) with preserved LVEF (>50%) and with paired echocardiography were studied...
May 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339992/rheumatoid-arthritis-specific-cardiovascular-risk-scores-are-not-superior-to-general-risk-scores-a-validation-analysis-of-patients-from-seven-countries
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Cynthia S Crowson, Sherine E Gabriel, Anne Grete Semb, Piet L C M van Riel, George Karpouzas, Patrick H Dessein, Carol Hitchon, Virginia Pascual-Ramos, George D Kitas
Objectives.: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators developed for the general population do not accurately predict CVD events in patients with RA. We sought to externally validate risk calculators recommended for use in patients with RA including the EULAR 1.5 multiplier, the Expanded Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Score for RA (ERS-RA) and QRISK2. Methods.: Seven RA cohorts from UK, Norway, Netherlands, USA, South Africa, Canada and Mexico were combined...
March 8, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323928/physical-activity-vitamin-d-and-incident-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-whites-and-blacks-the-aric-study
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Kathleen Chin, Di Zhao, Martin Tibuakuu, Seth S Martin, Chiadi E Ndumele, Roberta Florido, B Gwen Windham, Eliseo Guallar, Pamela L Lutsey, Erin D Michos
Context: Physical activity (PA) is associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels. Both are associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), but their joint association with ASCVD risk is unknown. Objective: To examine the relationship between PA and 25(OH)D, and assess effect modification of 25(OH)D and PA with ASCVD. Design: Cross-sectional and prospective study. Setting: Community-dwelling cohort...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320168/a-systematic-comparison-of-key-features-of-ischemic-stroke-prevention-guidelines-in-low-and-middle-income-vs-high-income-countries
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REVIEW
Hernán Bayona, Mayowa Owolabi, Wuwei Feng, Paul Olowoyo, Joseph Yaria, Rufus Akinyemi, James R Sawers, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Implementation of contextually appropriate, evidence-based, expert-recommended stroke prevention guideline is particularly important in Low-Income Countries (LMICs), which bear disproportional larger burden of stroke while possessing fewer resources. However, key quality characteristics of guidelines issued in LMICs compared with those in High-Income Countries (HICs) have not been systematically studied. We aimed to compare important features of stroke prevention guidelines issued in these groups...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315622/subclinical-atherosclerosis-statin-eligibility-and-outcomes-in-african-american-individuals-the-jackson-heart-study
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Ravi V Shah, Aferdita Spahillari, Stanford Mwasongwe, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Robert J Mentz, Daniel Addison, Udo Hoffmann, Jared Reis, Jane E Freedman, Joao A C Lima, Adolfo Correa, Venkatesh L Murthy
Importance: Modern prevention guidelines substantially increase the number of individuals who are eligible for treatment with statins. Efforts to refine statin eligibility via coronary calcification have been studied in white populations but not, to our knowledge, in large African American populations. Objective: To compare the relative accuracy of US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recommendations in identifying African American individuals with subclinical and clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)...
March 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244028/computer-based-cpr-simulation-towards-validation-of-aha-erc-guidelines
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Alka Rachel John, M Manivannan, T V Ramakrishnan
As per the AHA 2015 and ERC 2015 guidelines for resuscitation, chest compression depth should be between 5 and 6 cm with a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. Theoretical validation of these guidelines is still elusive. We developed a computer model of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) system to validate these guidelines. A lumped element computer model of the cardiovascular system was developed to simulate cardiac arrest and CPR. Cardiac output was compared for a range of compression pressures and frequencies...
June 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225988/estimation-of-cardiovascular-risk-and-detection-of-subclinical-carotid-atheromatosis-in-patients-with-diabetes-without-a-history-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Walter Masson, Salvador De Francesca, Micaela Molinero, Daniel Siniawski, Andrés Mulassi, Frank Espinoza Morales, Melina Huerin, Martín Lobo, Graciela Molinero
Objectives: Cardiovascular risk estimated by several scores in patients with diabetes mellitus without a cardiovascular disease history and the association with carotid atherosclerotic plaque (CAP) were the aims of this study. Materials and methods: Cardiovascular risk was calculate using United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) risk engine, Framingham risk score for cardiovascular (FSCV) and coronary disease (FSCD), and the new score (NS) proposed by the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126319/is-there-a-role-for-coronary-artery-calcification-scoring-in-primary-prevention-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kazuhiro Osawa, Rine Nakanishi, Matthew J Budoff
Cerebrovascular disease (CVA) is one of the most prevalent causes of death and disability in the United States, and its primary prevention is crucial. For the primary prevention of CVA, it is commonly recommended that all adults should initially undergo an office-based traditional risk assessment using established predictive models, such as the Framingham Stroke Profile Score or the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk calculator from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA)...
February 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112798/multidisciplinary-perioperative-protocol-in-patients-undergoing-acute-high-risk-abdominal-surgery
#14
L T Tengberg, M Bay-Nielsen, T Bisgaard, M Cihoric, M L Lauritsen, N B Foss
BACKGROUND: Acute high-risk abdominal (AHA) surgery carries a very high risk of morbidity and mortality and represents a massive healthcare burden. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a standardized multidisciplinary perioperative protocol in patients undergoing AHA surgery. METHODS: The AHA study was a prospective single-centre controlled study in consecutive patients undergoing AHA surgery, defined as major abdominal pathology requiring emergency laparotomy or laparoscopy including reoperations after elective gastrointestinal surgery...
March 2017: British Journal of Surgery
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
#16
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
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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)...
January 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834297/identification-of-rate-limiting-steps-in-the-provision-of-thrombolytics-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
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-a-special-report-from-the-american-heart-association-and-american-college-of-cardiology
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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 assess 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)...
March 28, 2017: 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
#20
REVIEW
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 assess 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)...
March 28, 2017: Circulation
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