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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651786/the-why-when-and-how-to-test-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Lien Desteghe, Jeroen M L Hendriks, R Doug McEvoy, Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Paul Dendale, Prashanthan Sanders, Hein Heidbuchel, Dominik Linz
Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and may be important in atrial fibrillation (AF) management. It is present in up to 62% of the AF population and is highly under-recognized and underdiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly associated with AF and non-randomized trials have shown that its treatment can help to reduce AF recurrences and maintain sinus rhythm. The 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of AF recommend that AF patients should be questioned regarding the symptoms of OSA and that OSA-treatment should be optimized to improve AF treatment results...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629266/giant-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-as-a-late-complication-of-myocardial-infarction
#2
Inês Silveira, Patrícia Rodrigues, Catarina Gomes, Severo Torres
We present a case of a 63-year-old patient referred to a cardiology consultation due to progressive symptoms of heart failure. He had a history of an inferior ST elevation acute myocardial infarction 6 years ago. Echocardiogram revealed a giant left ventricular aneurysm/pseudoaneurysm involving the inferior and inferolateral left ventricular walls, with a massive mural thrombus. Additional characterization was done by cardiac magnetic resonance, essential in establishing the diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm and to guide subsequent management...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611175/initial-experience-with-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-with-the-real-costs-of-hospitalization-analysis-in-a-single-polish-center
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Marcin Grabowski, Monika Gawałko, Marcin Michalak, Andrzej Cacko, Michał Kowara, Agnieszka Kołodzińska, Łukasz Januszkiewicz, Paweł Balsam, Laura Vitali Serdoz, Joachim Winter, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: The recent introduction of an entirely subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) represents an important progress in the defibrillation technology towards a less invasive approach. This is a single-center observational study of S-ICD implantations in Poland. METHODS: The S-ICD was implanted in 11 patients with standard indications for an ICD. Patients in whom the device was implanted were evaluated for adverse events and device function at hospital discharge...
April 3, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579186/arrhythmias-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-position-paper-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-association-for-european-paediatric-and-congenital-cardiology-aepc-and-the-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-working-group-on-grown-up-congenital-heart-disease
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Antonio Hernández-Madrid, Thomas Paul, Dominic Abrams, Peter F Aziz, Nico A Blom, Jian Chen, Massimo Chessa, Nicolas Combes, Nikolaos Dagres, Gerhard Diller, Sabine Ernst, Alessandro Giamberti, Joachim Hebe, Jan Janousek, Thomas Kriebel, Jose Moltedo, Javier Moreno, Rafael Peinado, Laurent Pison, Eric Rosenthal, Jonathan R Skinner, Katja Zeppenfeld
The population of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is continuously increasing with more and more patients reaching adulthood. A significant portion of these young adults will suffer from arrhythmias due to the underlying congenital heart defect itself or as a sequela of interventional or surgical treatment. The medical community will encounter an increasing challenge as even most of the individuals with complex congenital heart defects nowadays become young adults. Within the past 20 years, management of patients with arrhythmias has gained remarkable progress including pharmacological treatment, catheter ablation, and device therapy...
March 20, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546250/personalized-imaging-and-modeling-strategies-for-arrhythmia-prevention-and-therapy
#5
Natalia A Trayanova, Patrick M Boyle, Plamen P Nikolov
The goal of this article is to review advances in computational modeling of the heart, with a focus on recent non-invasive clinical imaging- and simulation-based strategies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with arrhythmias and structural heart disease. Following a brief overview of the field of computational cardiology, we present recent applications of the personalized virtual-heart approach in predicting the optimal targets for infarct-related ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation ablation, and in determining risk of sudden cardiac death in myocardial infarction patients...
March 2018: Current opinion in biomedical engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485406/a-deep-learning-approach-for-fetal-qrs-complex-detection
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Wei Zhong, Lijuan Liao, Xuemei Guo, Guoli Wang
OBJECTIVE: Non-Invasive foetal electrocardiography (NI-FECG) has the
 potential to provide more additional clinical information for detecting and diagnosing
 fetal diseases. We propose and demonstrate a deep learning approach for fetal QRS
 complex detection from raw NI-FECG signals by using Convolutional Neural Network
 (CNN) model. The main objective is to investigate whether reliable fetal QRS complex
 detection performance can still be obtained from features of single-channel NI-FECG
 signals, without canceling maternal ECG (MECG) signals...
February 27, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479532/previous-sternotomy-as-a-risk-factor-in-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-surgery
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Jan-Philipp Minol, Payam Akhyari, Udo Boeken, Alexander Albert, Philipp Rellecke, Vanessa Dimitrova, Stephan Urs Sixt, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Artur Lichtenberg
Background: Cardiac redo surgery, especially after a full sternotomy, is considered a high-risk procedure. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is a potential therapeutic approach. However, current developments in interventional cardiology necessitate additional discussion regarding the therapy of choice in high-risk patients. In this context, it is necessary to clarify the perioperative and postoperative risks induced by the factor previous sternotomy in the setting of MIMVS...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476045/heart-rate-variability-as-predictive-factor-for-sudden-cardiac-death
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Francesco Sessa, Valenzano Anna, Giovanni Messina, Giuseppe Cibelli, Vincenzo Monda, Gabriella Marsala, Maria Ruberto, Antonio Biondi, Orazio Cascio, Giuseppe Bertozzi, Daniela Pisanelli, Francesca Maglietta, Antonietta Messina, Maria P Mollica, Monica Salerno
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents about 25% of deaths in clinical cardiology. The identification of risk factors for SCD is the philosopher's stone of cardiology and the identification of non-invasive markers of risk of SCD remains one of the most important goals for the scientific community.The aim of this review is to analyze the state of the art around the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as a predictor factor for SCD.HRV is probably the most analyzed index in cardiovascular risk stratification technical literature, therefore an important number of models and methods have been developed...
February 23, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468314/recent-advances-and-trends-in-pediatric-cardiac-imaging
#9
REVIEW
Wadi Mawad, Luc L Mertens
Cardiac imaging is central to today's pediatric cardiology practice not only to diagnose structural congenital defects and delineate cardiac and extracardiac anatomy but also for determining the hemodynamic impact of the structural defects and acquired pediatric diseases. Not so long ago, clinicians had to heavily rely on angiography as the main cardiac imaging modality to visualize the heart. Particularly, the development of echocardiography in the 1970s and 1980s together with the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) resulted in a non-invasive diagnostic revolution with diagnostic catheterization becoming obsolete apart for very specific indications...
February 21, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451507/-appropriateness-in-cardiology-a-statement-of-the-anmco-veneto-region
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Guerrino Zuin, Gianfranco Frigo, Loris Roncon, Aldo Bonso, Emanuele Carbonieri, Fabio Chirillo, Fabio De Conti, Pietro Delise, Alessandro Desideri, Daniele D'Este, Loredano Milani, Roberto Valle, Claudio Bilato
Inappropriate tests are responsible for longer waiting lists, higher economical costs for the National Health System and major clinical risks due to radiation exposure from prescription abuse of diagnostic testing. Clinical inappropriateness frequently derives from poor knowledge of guidelines, "defensive medicine" approach and/or repeat requests of patients and family members. About one third of non-invasive imaging tests are considered inappropriate.In order to define the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of the most common cardiovascular diseases with the highest risk of inappropriateness, all the cardiologists of the Veneto Region (Italy), along with the local chapters of the main national cardiology societies and general practitioners have been involved by the Regional Section of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) in several scientific meetings on the following topics: hypertension, chronic ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441511/-cardiology-telemedicine-solutions-opinion-of-the-committee-of-informatics-and-telemedicine-of-polish-society-of-cardiology-section-of-non-invasive-electrocardiology-and-telemedicine-of-polish-society-of-cardiology-and-clinical-sciences-committee-of-the
#11
Ryszard Piotrowicz, Paweł Krzesiński, Paweł Balsam, Maciej Kempa, Renata Główczyńska, Marcin Grabowski, Łukasz Kołtowski, Ewa Lewicka, Michał Peller, Ewa Piotrowicz, Jakub Podolec, Adam Stańczyk, Justyna Zajdel, Grzegorz Opolski
For several years, we have observed the dynamic development of technologies that allow patients to access medical care from the comfort of their homes, without direct contact with the doctor. Innovative solutions based on telemedicine improve care coordination and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, as well as increases patients' security and gives them greater independence, thus eliminating health care inequalities. The rapidly growth of telemedicine and the adoption of new technologies in clinical practice is also observed in Poland...
February 14, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396281/erectile-dysfunction-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
#12
REVIEW
Martin Miner, Sharon J Parish, Kevin L Billups, Mark Paulos, Mark Sigman, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: An association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) has long been recognized, and studies suggest that ED is an independent marker of CVD risk. More significantly, ED is a marker for both obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) and may reveal the presence of subclinical CAD in otherwise asymptomatic men. AIM: To discuss the role of ED as an early marker of subclinical CVD; describe an approach to quantifying that burden; and propose an algorithm for the evaluation and management of CV risk in men 40-60 years of age with vasculogenic ED, those presumed to have the highest risk for a CV event...
January 27, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393035/long-term-outcome-after-normal-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-suspected-ischaemic-heart-disease
#13
Pia Hedegaard Johnsen, Martin Berg Johansen, Svend Eggert Jensen
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of mortality in the Western world. Therefore, to focus on those at risk of having IHD while at the same time avoiding unnecessary patient concern, it is important to have diagnostic tools capable of refuting an IHD diagnosis. Within the past 30 years, myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has been used increasingly to detect myocardial perfusion defects. MPI is a safe and non-invasive method with a sensitivity and specificity of > 90%. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term prognostic outcome after a normal MPI...
February 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351312/prognostic-relevance-of-elevated-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-assessed-non-invasively-analysis-in-a-large-patient-cohort-with-invasive-measurements-in-near-temporal-proximity
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Sebastian Greiner, Andreas Jud, Matthias Aurich, Christoph Geisenberger, Lorenz Uhlmann, Thomas Hilbel, Meinhard Kieser, Hugo A Katus, Derliz Mereles
BACKGROUND: The clinical relevance of non-invasively derived pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) by Doppler echocardiography (DE) has been questioned in the past. However, transthoracic echocardiography is used as a cornerstone examination for patients with dyspnea and suspected pulmonary hypertension (PH). This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of non-invasive assessed PAP in a large population of patients with known or suspected cardiopulmonary disease. METHODS: The analyses are based on data of patients of a tertiary cardiology center that received right heart catheterization (RHC) as well as non-invasively assessed PAP by DE within five days, and includes serological and clinical parameters in a retrospective follow-up for up to eight years...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334748/-how-to-apply-the-ambulatory-cardiovascular-rehabilitation-guidelines-of-the-working-group-for-cardiovascular-rehabilitation-at-slovak-society-of-cardiology
#15
Štefan Farský, Viliam Rus, Katarína Sládeková
Authors have proposed a concept of guidelines for applying the ambulatory complex cardiovascular rehabilitation (ACCVR) into the clinical practice in Slovakia. As a background they have used an actual cardiovascular mortality and morbidity data from home country and abroad as well. They emphasize the non-optimal situation in this aspect which may not be solved by the increasing supporting the invasive revascularization methods and by the intensifying pharmacotherapy only, because the favourable effects of these procedures is timely missing if it is not accompanied by the therapeutic lifestyle changes...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321066/perioperative-management-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-following-coronary-stent-placement-a-systematic-review
#16
Christopher P Childers, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, Jesus G Ulloa, Ian T MacQueen, Isomi M Miake-Lye, Roberta Shanman, Selene Mak, Jessica M Beroes, Paul G Shekelle
BACKGROUND: The correct perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy (APT) in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (NCS) is often debated by clinicians. American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend postponing elective NCS at least 3 months after stent implantation. Regardless of the timing of surgery, ACC/AHA guidelines recommend continuing at least ASA throughout the perioperative period and ideally continuing dual APT (DAPT) therapy "unless surgery demands discontinuation...
January 10, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309556/statistics-on-the-use-of-cardiac-electronic-devices-and-interventional-electrophysiological-procedures-in-africa-from-2011-to-2016-report-of-the-pan-african-society-of-cardiology-pascar-cardiac-arrhythmias-and-pacing-task-forces
#17
Aimé Bonny, Marcus Ngantcha, Mohamed Jeilan, Emmy Okello, Bundhoo Kaviraj, Mohammed A Talle, George Nel, Eloi Marijon, Mahmoud U Sani, Zaheer Yousef, Kamilu M Karaye, Ibrahim A Touré, Mohamed A Awad, George Millogo, Jonas Kologo, Adama Kane, Romain Houndolo, Anastase Dzudié, Amam Mbakwem, Bongani M Mayosi, Ashley Chin
Aims: To provide comprehensive information on the access and use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) and catheter ablation procedures in Africa. Methods and results: The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) collected data on invasive management of cardiac arrhythmias from 2011 to 2016 from 31 African countries. A specific template was completed by physicians, and additional information obtained from industry. Information on health care systems, demographics, economics, procedure rates, and specific training programs was collected...
December 21, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297193/advanced-and-traditional-electrocardiographic-risk-factors-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-the-significance-of-ventricular-late-potentials
#18
Barbara Uznańska-Loch, Kamil Wikło, Ewa Trzos, Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Małgorzata Kurpesa
BACKGROUND: Whether non-invasive electrocardiographic parameters may be of similar relevance in pulmonary arterial hy-pertension (PAH) as in left ventricular heart failure (LVHF) remains unclear. AIM: To examine a profile of electrocardiographic parameters in PAH and to determine their prognostic significance. Com-parison of profile in patients with pulmonary hypertension secondary to left ventricular dysfunction was planned in order to put PAH group results into context...
2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284918/telemedicine-in-cardiology-perspectives-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#19
REVIEW
Nabil Naser, Salih Tandir, Edin Begic
Introduction: Aim of article was to present perspectives of telemedicine in the field of cardiology in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Material and methods: Article has descriptive character and present review of literature. Results: Information technology can have the application in the education of students, starting from basic medical sciences up to clinical subjects. Information technologies are used for ECG analysis, 24h ECG Holter monitoring, which detects different rhythm disorders...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204771/comparison-of-blood-pressure-monitoring-by-applanation-tonometry-and-invasively-assessed-blood-pressure-in-cardiological-patients
#20
G Greiwe, S Hoffmann, L Herich, M S Winkler, C J Trepte, C R Behem, M Petzoldt, D A Reuter, S A Haas
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and precision of non-invasive continuous blood pressure measurement by applanation tonometry (AT) in awake or anaesthetised cardiological intensive care patients. Patients suffering from highly impaired left ventricular function atrial fibrillation or severe aortic valve stenosis were included into the study. Arterial blood pressure was recorded by applanation tonometry (T-Line 400, Tensys Medical® , USA) and an arterial line in awake or anaesthetised patients...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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