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heart failure classification

Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Iacopo Fabiani, Salvatore La Carrubba, Lorenzo Conte, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Paolo Colonna, Pio Caso, Frank Benedetto, Veronica Santini, Scipione Carerj, Maria Francesca Romano, Rodolfo Citro, Vitantonio Di Bello
Patients with asymptomatic heart failure (HF; stage A and B) are characterized by maladaptive left ventricular (LV) remodeling. Classic 4-group classification of remodeling considers only LV mass index and relative wall thickness as variables. Complex remodeling classification (CRC) includes also LV end-diastolic volume index. Main aim was to assess the prognostic impact of CRC in stage A and B HF. A total of 1,750 asymptomatic subjects underwent echocardiographic examination as a screening evaluation in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Cüneyt Toprak, Gökhan Kahveci, Alev Kılıçgedik, Cevat Kırma, Selçuk Pala, Mustafa Bulut, Cihangir Kaymaz, Nihal Özdemir, İbrahim Akın İzgi, Mehmet İnanır, Anıl Avcı, Ali Metin Esen
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is the second most common heart valve disease in Europe. Without intervention, prognosis of severe symptomatic MR is poor. Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair with MitraClip is a promising mitral regurgitation treatment technique in select, high-surgical-risk patients. The present objective was to describe the experience of a single center with MitraClip use in a high-risk series in Turkey. METHODS: Between May 2013 and September 2014, 28 high-surgical-risk patients with MR of at least grade 3+ and mean EuroSCORE of 26% underwent MitraClip implantation at our institution...
October 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Steffen T Simon, Irene J Higginson, Sara Booth, Richard Harding, Vera Weingärtner, Claudia Bausewein
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 1, 2010, on 'Benzodiazepines for the relief of breathlessness in advanced malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults'. Breathlessness is one of the most common symptoms experienced in the advanced stages of malignant and non-malignant disease. Benzodiazepines are widely used for the relief of breathlessness in advanced diseases and are regularly recommended in the literature. At the time of the previously published Cochrane review, there was no evidence for a beneficial effect of benzodiazepines for the relief of breathlessness in people with advanced cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
October 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Vânia Ames Schommer, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Aline Marcadenti, Estefania Inez Wittke, André Luís Câmara Galvão, Guido Bernardo Aranha Rosito
Objective: To evaluate the association between obesity and levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with heart failure admitted to a tertiary hospital. Methods: Cross-sectional study with a consecutive sampling of hospitalized patients with heart failure. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected, and the nutritional status was assessed through indicators such as body mass index (in kg/m2), waist circumference (in cm), waist-hip ratio, triceps skinfold (in mm) and subscapularis skinfold (in mm)...
July 2016: Einstein
Almotasembellah Aljaafareh, Jose Ruben Valle, Yu-Li Lin, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma
OBJECTIVES: Long-acting bronchodilators are mainstay treatment for moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A growing body of evidence indicates an increased risk of cardiovascular events upon initiation of these medications. We hypothesize that this risk is higher in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who had a preexisting cardiovascular disease regardless of receipt of any cardiovascular medication. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease based on two outpatient visits or one inpatient visit for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification codes 491...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Hiroyuki Okura, Yuya Matsue, Tomoko Tamada, Koichiro Imai, Ryotaro Yamada, Teruyoshi Kume, Akihiro Hayashida, Yoji Neishi, Kiyoshi Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Various unfavorable echocardiographic findings other than apical ballooning, such as right ventricular involvement, mitral regurgitation, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and left ventricular thrombus, occur in takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Occasionally, these findings are observed simultaneously in a single patient. This study was performed to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of patients with multiple unfavorable echocardiographic findings in takotsubo cardiomyopathy and their associations with adverse outcomes...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
I E Chazova, T V Martynyuk
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is precapillary pulmonary hypertension, in which chronic obstruction of large and middle branches of pulmonary arteries (PAs) and secondary changes in the lung microcirculatory bed result in a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and PA pressure with the development of severe right cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. CTEPH is a unique form of pulmonary hypertension since it is potentially curable by surgical treatment. The diagnostic criteria for CTEPH are a mean PA pressure of ≥25 mm Hg, as evidenced by right heart catheterization; a PA wedge pressure of ≤15 mm Hg; a pulmonary vascular resistance of >2 Wood units; the presence of chronic/organized thrombi/emboli in the elastic PAs (pulmonary trunk, lobular, segmental, subsegmental PAs); effective anticoagulant therapy at therapeutic dosages over at least 3 months...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Christopher McKee, Dmitry Tumin, Don Hayes, Joseph D Tobias
Adults, older children, and adolescent patients with a BMI categorized as overweight or obese have decreased survival after HTx. Anthropometric correlates of survival after HTx in infants have not been well defined. In a retrospective analysis of the UNOS registry, patients age 0-24 months were classified according to the WHO height-for-age and weight-for-age norms, as well as arbitrary BMI-for-age percentiles. Outcomes of 1-year survival, conditional long-term survival, and cause-specific mortality were examined...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Georgia Spiridon Karanasiou, Evanthia Eleftherios Tripoliti, Theofilos Grigorios Papadopoulos, Fanis Georgios Kalatzis, Yorgos Goletsis, Katerina Kyriakos Naka, Aris Bechlioulis, Abdelhamid Errachid, Dimitrios Ioannis Fotiadis
Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease characterised by poor quality of life, recurrent hospitalisation and high mortality. Adherence of patient to treatment suggested by the experts has been proven a significant deterrent of the above-mentioned serious consequences. However, the non-adherence rates are significantly high; a fact that highlights the importance of predicting the adherence of the patient and enabling experts to adjust accordingly patient monitoring and management. The aim of this work is to predict the adherence of patients with HF, through the application of machine learning techniques...
September 2016: Healthcare Technology Letters
Claire M Duflos, Kamila Solecki, Laurence Papinaud, Vera Georgescu, François Roubille, Gregoire Mercier
BACKGROUND: We aimed to classify patients with heart failure (HF) by the style of primary care they receive. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used the claim data (SNIIRAM: Système National d'Information Inter-Régime de l'Assurance Maladie) of patients living in a French region. We evaluated three concepts. First, baseline clinical status with age and Charlson index. Second, primary care practice style with mean delay between consultations, quantity of nursing care, and variability of diuretic dose...
2016: PloS One
Shiro Miura, Takeshi Arita, Takenori Domei, Kyohei Yamaji, Yoshimitsu Soga, Makoto Hyodo, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando
Optimal time to perform percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) for patients with significant mitral stenosis (MS) and atrial fibrillation (AF) remains controversial. We sought to identify prognostic factors and evaluate long-term clinical outcomes after PMV of 77 consecutive patients with MS with a mitral valve area (MVA) <1.5 cm(2). According to baseline heart rhythm, these patients were divided into sinus rhythm (SR; n = 24) and AF (n = 53) groups. The study endpoint was defined as a composite of all-cause mortality, admission for heart failure, mitral valve surgery, repeated PMV, and major cerebral vascular accident during follow-up...
October 5, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
Etienne-Marie Jutant, Marc Humbert
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a cardio-pulmonary disorder that may involve multiple clinical conditions and can complicate the majority of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Its definition is an increase in mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) \hbox{$\geqslant $} ⩾ 25 mmHg at rest, leading to right heart failure and ultimately death. The clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension (PH) categorizes PH into groups which share similar pathophysiological and hemodynamic characteristics and treatments...
2016: Biologie Aujourd'hui
D L Liang, X Y Li, L Wang, H Xu, X P Tuo, Z J Jian
Objective: To explore the influences of body mass index (BMI) on blood pressure control rate in elderly coronary heart disease (CHD) outpatients with hypertension. Methods: In this multicenter, non-intervention and cross-sectional survey, the elderly coronary heart disease patients with hypertension aged 60 years or over were recruited from 165 hospitals in 21 provinces or cities across China from April to July 2011, and 5 140 cases of elderly CHD patients with hypertension were finally included into the study...
September 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Sidakpal S Panaich, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Yash Agrawal, Nileshkumar J Patel, Harshil Shah, Viralkumar Patel, Abhishek Deshmukh, Theodore Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Apurva O Badheka
There are sparse data on the etiologies and predictors of readmission after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study cohort was derived from the National Readmission Data 2013, a subset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. TAVI was identified using appropriate International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. The coprimary outcomes were 30-day readmissions and in-hospital mortality during primary admission and readmission...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Sara L Zettervall, Peter A Soden, Klaas H J Ultee, Crystal Seldon, Jinhee Oh, Kevin McGann, Marc L Schermerhorn, Raul J Guzman
OBJECTIVE: Elevated serum phosphate levels have been associated with increased risks of cardiovascular events and death in several patient populations. The effects of serum phosphate on outcomes in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have not been evaluated. In this study, we assessed the effect of abnormal phosphate levels on mortality and major limb events after surgical intervention for CLI. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken to identify all patients at a single institution who underwent a first-time open or endovascular intervention for CLI between 2005 and 2014...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hakkı Kaya, Meltem Refiker Ege, Ali Zorlu, Osman Beton, Hasan Güngör, Ahmet Temizhan, Yeşim Güray, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Mehdi Zoghi, Mehmet Mehmet Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification predicts prognosis for heart failure (HF) patients. Socioeconomic status (SES) has the potential to affect treatment strategy and disease course. The present objective was to investigate whether SES of Turkish HF patients affected NYHA classification. METHODS: Turkish research team-HF (TREAT-HF) is a questionnaire study with 52 questions, the purpose of which is to aid in the assessment of various qualities of HF patients...
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Lior Turgeman, Jerrold H May
OBJECTIVE: A hospital readmission is defined as an admission to a hospital within a certain time frame, typically thirty days, following a previous discharge, either to the same or to a different hospital. Because most patients are not readmitted, the readmission classification problem is highly imbalanced. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a hospital readmission predictive model, which enables controlling the tradeoff between reasoning transparency and predictive accuracy, by taking into account the unique characteristics of the learned database...
September 2016: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Neal S Parikh, Joséphine Cool, Maria G Karas, Amelia K Boehme, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ventricular assist devices (VADs) have advanced the management of end-stage heart failure. However, these devices are associated with hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications, including stroke. We assessed the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke after VAD placement. METHODS: Using administrative claims data from acute care hospitals in California, Florida, and New York from 2005 to 2013, we identified patients who underwent VAD placement, defined by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code 37...
September 20, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Elizabeth A M Feijen, Anna Font-Gonzalez, Elvira C van Dalen, Helena J H van der Pal, Raoul C Reulen, David L Winter, Claudia E Kuehni, Riccardo Haupt, Daniela Alessi, Julianne Byrne, Edit Bardi, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Desiree Grabow, Stanislaw Garwicz, Momcilo Jankovic, Gill A Levitt, Roderick Skinner, Lorna Zadravec Zaletel, Lars Hjorth, Wim J E Tissing, Florent de Vathaire, Mike M Hawkins, Leontien C M Kremer
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Childhood cancer survivors are at high risk of long-term adverse effects of cancer and its treatment, including cardiac events. The pan-European PanCareSurFup study determined the incidence and risk factors for cardiac events among childhood cancer survivors. The aim of this article is to describe the methodology of the cardiac cohort and nested case-control study within PanCareSurFup. METHODS: Eight data providers in Europe participating in PanCareSurFup identified and validated symptomatic cardiac events in their cohorts of childhood cancer survivors...
2016: PloS One
P J Chung, J S Lee, S Tam, A Schwartzman, M O Bernstein, L Dresner, A Alfonso, G Sugiyama
PURPOSE: Anterior abdominal wall hernias are among the most commonly encountered surgical disease. We sought to identify risk factors that are associated with 30-day postoperative mortality following emergent abdominal wall hernia repair using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from the ACS NSQIP from 2005 to 2010 was performed. Patients were selected using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Disease 9 Clinical Modification (ICD9) codes for the repair of inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric, ventral, or incisional hernias that were incarcerated, obstructed, strangulated, or gangrenous...
September 16, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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