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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087180/a-comparison-of-hfref-vs-hfpef-s-clinical-workload-and-cost-in-the-first-year-following-hospitalization-and-enrollment-in-a-disease-management-program
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T M Murphy, D F Waterhouse, S James, C Casey, E Fitzgerald, E O'Connell, C Watson, J Gallagher, M Ledwidge, K McDonald
BACKGROUND: Admission with heart failure (HF) is a milestone in the progression of the disease, often resulting in higher intensity medical care and ensuing readmissions. Whilst there is evidence supporting enrolling patients in a heart failure disease management program (HF-DMP), not all reported HF-DMPs have systematically enrolled patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and there is a scarcity of literature differentiating costs based on HF-phenotype. METHODS: 1292 consenting, consecutive patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of HF were enrolled in a hospital based HF-DMP and categorized as HFpEF (EF≥45%) or HFrEF (EF<45%)...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086847/cardiac-sarcoidosis-resembling-panic-disorder-a-case-report
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Keita Tokumitsu, Jun Demachi, Yukichi Yamanoi, Shigeto Oyama, Junko Takeuchi, Koji Yachimori, Norio Yasui-Furukori
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology, in which granulomas develop in various organs, including the skin, lungs, eyes, or heart. It has been reported that patients with sarcoidosis are more likely to develop panic disorder than members of the general population. However, there are many unknown factors concerning the causal relationship between these conditions. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who appeared to have panic disorder, as she experienced repeated panic attacks induced by transient complete atrioventricular block, associated with cardiac sarcoidosis...
January 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079110/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-neuromuscular-and-genetic-factors
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Jeffrey A Towbin
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or noncompaction is a myocardial abnormality of unknown aetiology, frequently associated with monogenic disorders, particularly neuromuscular disorders, or with chromosomal defects. LVHT is diagnosed usually by echocardiography by the presence of a bilayered myocardium consisting of a thick, spongy, noncompacted endocardial layer and a thin, compacted, epicardial layer. The pathogenesis of LVHT is unsolved, and the diagnostic criteria, prognosis, and optimal treatment of patients with LVHT are under debate...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077182/functional-tricuspid-stenosis-a-rare-presentation-of-suspected-rhabdomyoma-as-congenital-cyanotic-heart-disease
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Anishkumar Nair, Gopalan Nair Rajesh, Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev
Cardiac tumours in newborns are often asymptomatic and can be sporadically detected on routine screening unless they result in intractable arrhythmias or haemodynamically significant obstructions causing heart failure. Their presentation as a cause of congenital cyanosis is never anticipated. We report a rare case of a newborn presenting with congenital cyanosis consequent to suspected cardiac rhabdomyoma causing tricuspid inflow obstruction. Our experience with this patient with two large cardiac masses illustrates the significance of its inclusion in the differential diagnosis of perinatal cyanosis, as early detection and surgical management might be the only lifesaving options, if performed well in time...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
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F Seynabou, N Fatou Samba Diago, D Oulimata Diop, S Abibatou Fall, D Nafissatou
Hematological manifestations can lead to diagnosis of pernicious anemia, also known as Biermer disease and Biermer anemia. This disease has been little studied among black Africans. Our aim is to describe its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects and outcome in our practice. This descriptive study retrospectively examined the records of 66 patients with pernicious anemia seen at the Clinical Hematology Unit of Le Dantec Hospital in Senegal from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2014. Symptoms were anemic syndrome (40 cases), hemolytic anemia (13), anemic heart failure (7), isolated pallor of the mucous membranes (5), and venous thrombosis (2)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073292/health-care-utilization-after-hospice-enrollment-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-cancer
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Meredith A MacKenzie, Alexandra Hanlon
This study aimed to examine the role of diagnosis in health-care utilization patterns after hospice enrollment. Using 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey data from hospice patients with heart failure (n = 311) and cancer (n = 946), we analyzed emergency service use and discharge to hospital via logistic regression pre- and postpropensity score matching. Prematching, patients with heart failure had twice the odds of emergency services use than patients with cancer ( P < .001) and twice the odds of discharge to hospital ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
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J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072629/the-key-clues-to-reach-the-diagnosis-of-loeffler-endomyocardial-fibrosis-associated-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Enrico Ammirati, Domenico Sirico, Linda Brevetti, Laura Scudiero, Diana Artioli, Patrizia Pedrotti, Maria Frigerio
Loeffler endomyocardial fibrosis is a rare restrictive cardiomyopathy due to chronic eosinophilic exposure (Loeffler endomyocarditis). Loeffler endomyocarditis is associated with different eosinophilic disorders, including eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). These images recapitulate all typical findings that can be observed in patients presenting with heart failure attributable to this specific cardiomyopathy associated with EGPA, a systemic medical condition that can be easily detectable just putting together different diagnostic elements...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070239/cardiac-biomarkers-in-pediatric-heart-disease-a-state-of-art-review
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REVIEW
Benedict A Fernandes, Kevin O Maher, Shriprasad R Deshpande
Every year there are more than 11000 hospitalizations related to heart failure in children resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Over the last two decades, our understanding, diagnosis and management of pediatric heart failure is evolving but our ability to prognosticate outcomes in pediatric heart acute heart failure is extremely limited due to lack of data. In adult heart failure patients, the role of cardiac biomarkers has exponentially increased over the last two decades. Current guidelines for management of heart failure emphasize the role of cardiac biomarkers in diagnosis, management and prognostication of heart failure...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069657/obesity-and-heart-failure-predictors-of-failure-in-outpatient-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Erin L Conway, John A Sellick, Kari Kurtzhalts, Kari A Mergenhagen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for failure of antibiotic treatment within 30 days for uncomplicated skin infections of outpatients treated in a Veteran's Affairs hospital. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of outpatients between January 2006 to July 2015 with an ICD-9 code of cellulitis or abscess were included in the analysis. The primary outcome was success versus failure of the antibiotic with failure defined as another antibiotic prescribed or hospitalization within 30 days for the original indication...
January 9, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069474/heart-failure-in-late-pregnancy-and-postpartum-incidence-and-long-term-mortality-in-sweden-1997-2010
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Anders Barasa, Annika Rosengren, Tatiana Zverkova Sandström, Lars Ladfors, Maria Schaufelberger
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) in late pregnancy and postpartum (HFPP) of which peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) comprises the larger part, is still a rare occurrence in Sweden. Population-based data are scarce. Our aim was to characterise HFPP and determine the incidence and mortality in a Swedish cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through merging data from the National Inpatient, Cause of Death, and Medical Birth Registers, we identified ICD-10 codes for HF and cardiomyopathy, within 3 months before delivery up to 6 months postpartum...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069009/multi-center-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-nocturnal-oxygen-therapy-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-study-protocol-for-the-inox-trial
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Yves Lacasse, Sarah Bernard, Frédéric Sériès, Van Hung Nguyen, Jean Bourbeau, Shawn Aaron, François Maltais
BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is the only component of the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that improves survival in patients with severe daytime hypoxemia. LTOT is usually provided by a stationary oxygen concentrator and is recommended to be used for at least 15-18 h a day. Several studies have demonstrated a deterioration in arterial blood gas pressures and oxygen saturation during sleep in patients with COPD, even in those not qualifying for LTOT...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065681/mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-in-patients-with-acute-dyspnea-data-from-the-akershus-cardiac-examination-ace-2-study
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Mohammad Osman Pervez, Magnus Nakrem Lyngbakken, Peder Langeland Myhre, Jon Brynildsen, Eva Camilla Langsjøen, Arne Didrik Høiseth, Geir Christensen, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø
BACKGROUND: Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) is a surrogate marker for adrenomedullin; a hormone that attenuates myocardial remodeling. Accordingly, we hypothesized that MR-proADM could provide diagnostic and prognostic information in patients with acute dyspnea. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured MR-proADM by a commercial ELISA on hospital admission in 311 patients with acute dyspnea and compared the utility of MR-proADM with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064291/anticoagulation-use-and-predictors-of-stroke-bleeding-and-mortality-in-multi-ethnic-asian-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-centre-experience
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P L Chia, X Teoh, C M Hua, M E Ching, D Foo
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in singapore. We describe a cohort of multi-ethnic Asian patients with AF, with the aim to evaluate anticoagulation use and to identify factors predictive of stroke, bleeding and all-cause mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: this was a single centre, retrospective cohort study. All patients with an admission diagnosis of AF between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 were identified. Of these patients, those who had follow-up data up to 31 December 2012 were included in the study...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063129/rates-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-in-patients-with-established-cardiovascular-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study-from-nhanes-2009-2010
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Gregory Castelli, Ashley Petrone, Jun Xiang, Carl Shrader, Dana King
PURPOSE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat pain, inflammation, and fever in the USA. Unfortunately, NSAIDs have been associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events, especially among NSAID users with established cardiovascular disease (CVD). In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an initial warning regarding NSAID use and CVD risk, and recently, in July 2015, released an updated statement strengthening this initial warning...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062629/unraveling-the-molecular-complexity-of-o-glycosylated-endogenous-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-forms-in-blood-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-heart-failure
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Bernhard Halfinger, Angelika Hammerer-Lercher, Benno Amplatz, Bettina Sarg, Leopold Kremser, Herbert H Lindner
BACKGROUND: Currently, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and its physiologically active counterpart, BNP, are most frequently used as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and disease monitoring of heart failure (HF). Commercial NT-proBNP and BNP immunoassays cross-react to varying degrees with unprocessed proBNP, which is also found in the circulation. ProBNP processing and immunoassay response are related to O-linked glycosylation of NT-proBNP and proBNP. There is a clear and urgent need to identify the glycosylation sites in the endogenously circulating peptides requested by the community to gain further insights into the different naturally occurring forms...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062623/a-novel-lipid-biomarker-panel-for-the-detection-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Matthias Mueller-Hennessen, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Matthias Lutz, Tobias Daniel Trippel, Michael Kreuter, Johanna Sigl, Oliver J Müller, Elvis Tahirovic, Henning Witt, Philipp Ternes, Susan Carvalho, Erik Peter, Dietrich Rein, Philipp Schatz, Felix Herth, Evangelos Giannitsis, Tanja Weis, Norbert Frey, Hugo A Katus
OBJECTIVES: In this study we aimed to identify novel metabolomic biomarkers suitable for improved diagnosis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We prospectively recruited 887 individuals consisting of HFrEF patients with either ischemic (ICMP, n = 257) or nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP, n = 269), healthy controls (n = 327), and patients with pulmonary diseases (n = 34). A single-center identification (n = 238) was followed by a multicenter confirmation study (n = 649)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062619/beyond-natriuretic-peptides-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Nasrien E Ibrahim, James L Januzzi
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome with an enormous societal burden in terms of cost and morbidity and mortality. Natriuretic peptide (NP) testing is now widely used to support diagnosis, prognostication, and management of patients with HF, but NPs come with limitations, including vulnerability to the presence of obesity, atrial fibrillation, and renal dysfunction, for example. Beyond the NPs, novel biomarkers may supplement traditional clinical and laboratory testing to improve understanding of the complex disease process of HF, and possibly to personalize care for those affected through better individual phenotyping...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
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REVIEW
William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061834/prevalence-of-airflow-obstruction-in-patients-with-stable-systolic-heart-failure
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Morten Dalsgaard, Louis Lind Plesner, Morten Schou, Erik Kjøller, Jørgen Vestbo, Kasper Iversen
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important differential diagnosis in heart failure (HF). However, routine use of spirometry in outpatient HF clinics is not implemented. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of both airflow obstruction and non obstructive lung function impairment in patients with HF and to examine the effect of optimal medical treatment for HF on lung function parameters. METHODS: Consecutive patients with HF (ejection fraction (EF) < 45%) and New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class II-IV at 10 different outpatient heart failure clinics were examined with spirometry at their first visit and after optimal medical treatment for HF was achieved...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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