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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543543/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-haematomas-risk-factors-and-effect-of-prophylactic-pressure-bandaging
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Youlin Koh, Nicholas E Bingham, Natalie Law, Dustin Le, Justin A Mariani
BACKGROUND: Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) haematomas are associated with many adverse outcomes. We examined the incidence and risk factors associated with haematoma formation post CIED implantation, and explored the preventative effect of prophylactic pressure bandaging (PPB) in a large tertiary centre. METHODS: 1091 devices were implanted during October 2011 to December 2014. Clinically significant haematomas (CSH) were those that necessitated prolonged admission, including those due to reoperation, and clinically suspicious haematomas were swellings noted by medical/nursing staff...
May 23, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506579/-initial-management-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-2014-from-guidelines-to-practices-survey-of-176-french-interventional-cardiologists
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E Capilla, R Poyet, A-V Tortat, F-X Brocq, F Pons, S Kerebel, C Jego, G R Cellarier
BACKGROUND: Real life management of myocardial infarction has not recently been evaluated in France. AIMS: To describe ST-elevation myocardial infarction management in France in 2014 and to compare it with current guidelines. METHODS: A multicentre study was performed. An e-mail questionnaire was sent to French interventional cardiologists. Demographic data of interventional cardiologists, procedural aspects of percutaneous coronary intervention, antithrombotic treatments and patient rehabilitation have been investigated...
May 12, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374341/the-frequency-and-nature-of-medication-errors-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Mostafa A Sayed Ali, Christina Milad Lobos, Mohamed Aboel-Kassem F Abdelmegid, Ahmed Moustafa El-Sayed
Background Cardiovascular medications have been commonly associated with medication errors. Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence and predictors of medication errors in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Setting the coronary care unit of a university teaching hospital. Methods This was a prospective observational study on 150 patients admitted to the coronary care unit between August 2014 and July 2015. Main outcome measure The principal outcome was the number (frequency) of encountered medication errors...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294854/-registry-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-record-3-characteristics-of-patients-and-treatment-during-initial-hospitalization
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A D Erlikh, N A Gratsiansky On Behalf Of Record-Participants
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Registries RECORD 1-2 (2007-2001) gave valuable information on management of ACS patients in Russia. RECORD-3 was carried out in March-April, 2015. Here we present characteristics of included patients (pts) and data on their treatment during initial hospitalization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: RECORD-3 recruited pts with suspected ACS consecutively hospitalized in participating hospitals (n=47, 55% "invasive") during 1 month. RESULTS: Number of included pts was 2370 (39% women, mean age 64...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229071/bilateral-vertebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-causing-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-in-a-dog
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Kathryn E Rhue, Amanda R Taylor, Robert C Cole, Randolph L Winter
A 10-year-old male neutered mixed breed dog was evaluated for cervical hyperesthesia and tetraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cervical spinal cord identified an extradural compressive lesion over the body of C2 caused by marked dilation of the vertebral venous sinuses. Following intravenous contrast administration both vertebral sinuses had heterogeneous contrast enhancement consistent with incomplete thrombi formation. An abdominal ultrasound also showed a distal aortic thrombus. A definitive cause for the thrombi formation was not identified, but the patient had several predisposing factors which may have contributed...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161565/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-bleeding-after-carotid-endarterectomy-results-of-a-prospective-study
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Giulio Illuminati, Fabrice Schneider, Giulia Pizzardi, Federica Masci, Francesco G Calio', Jean-Baptiste Ricco
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of bleeding and other postoperative complications of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2015, 188 consecutive patients undergoing CEA and receiving DAPT (aspirin 100 mg + clopidogrel 75 mg) were enrolled in a prospective study. All of them underwent coronary artery stenting with drug-eluting stents during the 6 months preceding CEA...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024656/validation-of-bleeding-classifications-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Debora Brascia, Daniel Reichart, Francesco Onorati, Andrea Perrotti, Vito G Ruggieri, Karl Bounader, Jean Philippe Verhoye, Giuseppe Santarpino, Theodor Fischlein, Daniele Maselli, Carmelo Dominici, Giovanni Mariscalco, Riccardo Gherli, Antonino S Rubino, Marisa De Feo, Ciro Bancone, Giuseppe Gatti, Francesco Santini, Magnus Dalén, Matteo Saccocci, Giuseppe Faggian, Tuomas Tauriainen, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Francesco Nicolini, Tiziano Gherli, Stefano Rosato, Fausto Biancari
Perioperative bleeding is a determinant of poor outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but there is a lack of adequate stratification of its severity. The ability of the European registry of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (E-CABG), Universal Definition of Perioperative Bleeding (UDPB), Study of Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO), Clopidogrel and Aspirin Optimal Dose Usage to Reduce Recurrent Events-Seventh Organization to Assess Strategies in Ischemic Syndromes (CURRENT-OASIS 7), Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous Enoxaparin in Non-Q Wave Coronary Events (ESSENCE), and SafeTy and Efficacy of Enoxaparin in Percutaneous coronary intervention patients, an internationaL randomized Evaluation (STEEPLE) bleeding classifications to predict early mortality, stroke, acute kidney injury (AKI) stage 3, and deep sternal wound infection/mediastinitis was investigated in 3,730 patients from the prospective, multicentre E-CABG registry...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889266/the-effect-anticoagulation-status-on-geriatric-fall-trauma-patients
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Julia Coleman, Mustafa Baldawi, David Heidt
BACKGROUND: This research study aims to identify the effect of anticoagulation status on hospital course, complications, and outcomes among geriatric fall trauma patients. METHODS: The study design is a retrospective cohort study, looking at fall trauma among patients aged 60 to 80 years from 2009 to 2013 at a university hospital in the United States. The statistical analysis, conducted with SPSS software with a threshold for statistical significance of P < ...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577194/pericardial-tamponade-due-to-haemorrhagic-pericardial-effusion-as-a-complication-of-prasugrel-a-case-report
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Fathima Aaysha Cader, M Maksumul Haq, Sahela Nasrin, Md Rezaul Karim
BACKGROUND: Striking an adequate balance between bleeding risks and prevention of stent thrombosis can be challenging in the setting of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug eluting stents (DES) in acute myocardial infarction (MI). This is more pronounced in patients treated with both low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Prasugrel, a second generation thienopyridine with more potent platelet inhibition capability, is associated with significant bleeding risks...
August 30, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499222/the-no-reflow-phenomenon-in-the-young-and-in-the-elderly
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Edina Cenko, Beatrice Ricci, Sasko Kedev, Oliver Kalpak, Lucian Câlmâc, Zorana Vasiljevic, Božidarka Knežević, Mirza Dilic, Davor Miličić, Olivia Manfrini, Akos Koller, Maria Dorobantu, Lina Badimon, Raffaele Bugiardini
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the incidence of no-reflow as independent predictor of adverse events and to assess whether baseline pre-procedural treatment options may affect clinical outcomes. METHODS: Data were derived from the ISACS-TC registry (NCT01218776) from October 2010 to January 2015. No-reflow was defined as post-PCI TIMI flow grades 0-1, in the absence of post-procedural significant (≥25%) residual stenosis, abrupt vessel closure, dissection, perforation, thrombus of the original target lesion, or epicardial spasm...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27180751/-safety-of-implantation-permanent-pacemaker-at-different-times-in-patients-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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Zhanqi Wang, Hongliang Cong, Zheng Li, Lanfang Zhang, Fang Zhang, Xiangxin Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety of implantation permanent pacemaker (PM) at different times in patients with dual antiplatelet (DAPT) therapy after implantation of drug-eluting stent (DES). METHODS: A total of 105 patients who implanted pacemakers with DAPT therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) after implantation of DES admitted to our hospital from January 2009 to January 2015 were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided into 3 groups: dual antiplatelet therapy (DAP) group: implanting PM within 3 months after coronary stenting, continuous DAPT during perioperative period; low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) bridging group: implanting PM within 3 to 6 months after coronary stenting, DAPT interruption for 5 days replaced with subcutaneous injection of enoxaparin (1 mg/kg), twice per day, enoxaparin was stopped 12 h before operation; asprin group, implanting PM after coronary stenting 6 months, clopidogrel interruption for 5 days...
May 10, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27151175/impact-of-implementing-a-protocol-on-the-perioperative-management-in-patients-treated-with-antithrombotics-admitted-for-hip-fracture-surgery-an-observational-study
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Luján Iavecchia, Ahmad Safiya, David Salat, Mònica Sabaté, Montse Bosch, Alfons Biarnés, Angels Camps, Dolors Castellà, Pilar Lalueza, Verònica Pons, Jordi Teixidor, Maria M Villar, Antònia Agustí
This study aimed to describe the impact of implementing a protocol on the perioperative management of patients admitted for hip fracture treated with antithrombotics. A protocol was designed based on the recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). After its implementation (May 2012), information on antithrombotic management was collected from admission to 3 months after surgery in retrospective (October 2011-March 2012) and prospective (October 2012-March 2013) cohorts. Patients' thromboembolic risk was classified into high, moderate or low according to the ACCP categories...
November 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27076369/initial-experience-of-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-coags-regional-smartphone-application-a-novel-report-of-global-distribution-and-clinical-usage-of-an-electronic-decision-support-tool-to-enhance-guideline-use
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Rajnish K Gupta, Matthew D McEvoy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Decision support tools have been demonstrated to improve adherence to medical guidelines; however, smartphone applications (apps) have not been studied in this regard. In a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), the ASRA Coags Regional app was created to be a decision support tool for the 2010 published guideline on regional anesthesia for patients receiving anticoagulation. This is a review of the distribution and usage of this app...
May 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26927051/new-approaches-to-the-role-of-thrombin-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-quo-vadis-bivalirudin-a-direct-thrombin-inhibitor
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REVIEW
María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Diana Hernández-Romero, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín
The pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) involves platelet activation and thrombus formation after the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. Thrombin is generated at the blood-plaque interface in association with cellular membranes on cells and platelets. Thrombin also amplifies the response to the tissue injury, coagulation and platelet response, so the treatment of ACS is based on the combined use of both antiplatelet (such as aspirin, clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor) and antithrombotic drugs (unfractionated heparin, enoxaparin, fondaparinux and bivalirudin)...
February 27, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26849132/drug-treatment-of-stemi-in-the-elderly-focus-on-fibrinolytic-therapy-and-insights-from-the-stream-trial
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REVIEW
Peter R Sinnaeve, Thierry Danays, Kris Bogaerts, Frans Van de Werf, Paul W Armstrong
Elderly patients constitute a large and growing proportion of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, yet they have been under-represented or even excluded from reperfusion trials. Despite evidence that fibrinolysis improves outcomes irrespective of age, many elderly STEMI patients still remain undertreated or subject to major delays to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The fear of an excessive risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in these patients can lead to avoidance of potentially life-saving reperfusion treatment, despite the fact that current STEMI guidelines do not exclude the elderly from a pharmaco-invasive strategy...
February 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26821400/effects-of-preoperative-enoxaparin-on-bleeding-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Moussa Abi Ghanem, Elie Saliba, Jihad Irani, Roula Darwish, Nadine Kawkabani, Toni Yared, Charbel Naim, Bassam Abu Khalil
BACKGROUND: Low molecular weight heparins are replacing unfractionated heparin in practice prior to cardiac surgery. This study examines postoperative (post-op) bleeding indicators in patients who received enoxaparin and underwent elective isolated first time coronary artery bypass graft. METHODS: A total of 125 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure between 2009 and 2011 at one tertiary center were reviewed and divided into three groups: Group A (n = 50) received the last dose of enoxaparin between 12 and 24 hours before surgery, Group B (n = 25) received the last dose before 24 hours and Group C (n = 50) did not receive enoxaparin...
October 2015: Le Journal Médical Libanais. the Lebanese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26800365/developing-drugs-for-use-before-during-and-soon-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Gargiulo, Aris Moschovitis, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a milestone for treating coronary artery disease (CAD). Antithrombotic therapy is essential to prevent ischemic complications, including the microvascular no-reflow, while minimizing bleeding events. AREAS COVERED: This overview discusses available and developing drugs for PCI including anticoagulants, antiplatelets and treatment of no-reflow. EXPERT OPINION: For years unfractionated heparin (UFH) has been the unique anticoagulant to be used before and during PCI...
2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26734718/-transport-and-treatment-of-patients-with-stemi-in-rural-iceland-only-a-few-patients-receive-ppci-within-120-minutes
#18
Thórir S Sigmundsson, Daníel Arnarson, Arnar Rafnsson, Viðar Magnússon, Gunnar Thór Gunnarsson, Gestur Thorgeirsson
INTRODUCTION: ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a life-threatening disease and good outcome depends on early restoration of coronary blood flow. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the treatment of choice if performed within 120 minutes of first medical contact (FMC) but in case of anticipated long transport or delays, pre-hospital fibrinolysis is indicated. The aim was to study transport times and adherence to clinical guidelines in patients with STEMI transported from outside of the Reykjavik area to Landspitali University Hospital in Iceland...
January 2016: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26538991/upper-gastrointestinal-bleed-in-a-post-menopausal-woman-due-to-combination-of-high-first-dose-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-prescribed-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Vishal R Tandon, Rubeena Maqbool, Iram Kahkashan, Rashmi Sharma, Vijay Khajuria, Zahid Gillani
Combination of aspirin, clopidogrel and enoxaparin remains the standard treatment for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) but is known to increase the incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). We hereby report an unusual case of gastrointestinal bleed (GIB) as it resulted inspite of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prophylaxis within the second day of treatment in a post-menopausal woman (PMW) with high first dose of aspirin clopidogrel dual combination in a patient of ACS.
July 2015: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26482236/-outcomes-evaluation-after-the-implementation-of-a-pre-hospital-thrombolysis-protocol-in-rural-areas
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
J Hernández-García, J J Giménez-Ruiz, J M Dueñas-Jurado
INTRODUCTION: The aim is to evaluate the outcomes obtained from the implementation of a pre-hospital thrombolysis protocol in 3 rural emergency care teams, as well as delays and strategies of reperfusion applied in the treatment of the ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study (n=52) with historical control (n=20) of the patients assisted for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Medical emergency care teams, hospital, computerized medical history and ARIAM register reports were revised, obtaining epidemiological and clinical features, off-hospital management, reperfusion, time intervals and mortality...
October 2016: Semergen
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