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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420670/confirmed-early-myocardial-rupture-in-a-patient-with-pulseless-electrical-activity-pea-following-late-presentation-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Baskar Sekar, Joe Martins, Sanjiv Petkar
A 69 year old male, an ex-smoker, was admitted with ongoing chest pain of 11 hours duration. Past medical history included treated hypertension and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He delayed seeking medical attention as he assumed the pain to be due to indigestion and kept taking antacids without much symptomatic relief. Clinical examination on arrival was unremarkable. Admission 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was diagnostic of a recent anterolateral myocardial infarction (MI) (Figure 1a). Bedside trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) confirmed an established anterolateral MI (Video 1, Figure 1b)...
April 18, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398018/cardiac-imaging-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#2
Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Elisa Leiballi, Flavia Martinis, Daniela Pavan
Hypertension is considered the major modifiable risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease, being more common than other important risk factors as cigarette smoking, dyslipidemia, or diabetes [1]. In older patients, systolic pressure and pulse pressure are more powerful determinants of cardiovascular events than diastolic pressure [2]. Importantly, the cardiovascular risk associated with hypertension is significantly affected by the presence or absence of other major risk factors [3]. Among imaging features, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is the more common and early in patients with hypertension [4]...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377241/genetic-epidemiological-study-doesn-t-support-gla-ivs4-919g-a-variant-is-a-significant-mutation-in-fabry-disease
#3
Hung-Lun Chiang, Nana Hsiang-Hua Wang, I-Wen Song, Chun-Ping Chang, Ming-Shien Wen, Yin-Hsiu Chien, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Yuan-Tsong Chen, Jer-Yuarn Wu
BACKGROUND: The GLA IVS4+919G>A which is linked to late-onset Fabry disease shows high frequency in Taiwan. METHODS: To determine whether IVS4+919G>A is a frequent cause of heart disease, we genotyped it in normal controls and other disease cohorts (type 2 diabetes, heart failure, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease). Normal controls and diabetes patients carrying the variant were evaluated for their cardiac condition. Minigene constructs were used to study GLA splicing patterns in different cell lines...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367645/clinical-profile-management-and-outcome-in-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-and-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Abdul Rahman Arabi, Ashfaq Patel, Jassim Al Suwaidi, A A Gehani, Rajvir Singh, Hajar A Albinali
AIM OF THE STUDY: We studied the clinical profile, management, and outcomes of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with and without ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the 20-year registry data (January 1991- June 2010) was conducted on patients with cardiac disease hospitalized at Hamad General Hospital and Qatar Heart Hospital, Doha, Qatar. RESULTS: A total of 987 patients with OHCA were admitted to the cardiology department during the study period; among them, 296 (30%) patients had STEMI...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361110/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-in-cardiovascular-disease-after-kidney-transplantation-in-the-united-states
#5
Amit K Mathur, Yu-Hui Chang, D Eric Steidley, Raymond Heilman, Narjeet Khurmi, Nabil Wasif, David Etzioni, Adyr A Moss
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important driver of mortality after kidney transplantation. Its broader impact on posttransplant health care utilization in US hospitals is unknown. METHODS: We used administrative claims data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey to identify hospitalizations for kidney transplant patients with a cardiovascular diagnosis from 2005 to 2011. CVD hospitalizations were stratified by transplant hospital status to characterize patterns in inpatient health care utilization and outcomes...
February 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343597/national-trends-and-in-hospital-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-the-united-states
#6
Fabio V Lima, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
Investigation of trends and outcomes in heart disease (HD) and pregnancy has been limited. We chose to identify the prevalence, trends, and outcomes of pregnant women with different forms of HD in the United States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions for delivery in pregnant women with HD from 2003 to 2012. Maternal clinical characteristics and outcomes were identified in women with and without HD, and in HD subtypes: congenital (CHD), valvular HD, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320990/comorbidities-and-complications-in-nonagenarians-undergoing-coronary-angiography-and-intervention
#7
Mohamed Gayed, Nour Yadak, Waad Qamhia, Yunis Daralammouri, Marc-Alexander Ohlow
Elderly people represent the fastest growing portion of cardiovascular patients. We aimed to analyze the clinical presentation, risk factors, co-morbidities, complications, and mortality in patients 90 years or more who underwent coronary angiography and intervention.We retrospectively studied 108 (0.25% of 43,385) consecutive patients ≥ 90 years undergoing cardiac catheterization and/or intervention in a tertiary specialist hospital between 2003 and 2014.Most patients (68.5%) were introduced on an emergency basis, especially with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (63...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293100/adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-prevents-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-male-rats-after-myocardial-infarction
#8
Jaqueline S da Silva, Daniele Gabriel-Costa, Roberto T Sudo, Hao Wang, Leanne Groban, Emanuele B Ferraz, José Hamilton M Nascimento, Carlos Alberto M Fraga, Eliezer J Barreiro, Gisele Zapata-Sudo
BACKGROUND: This work evaluated the hypothesis that 3,4-methylenedioxybenzoyl-2-thienylhydrazone (LASSBio-294), an agonist of adenosine A2A receptor, could be beneficial for preventing cardiac dysfunction due to hypertension associated with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were randomly divided into four groups (six animals per group): sham-operation (SHR-Sham), and myocardial infarction rats (SHR-MI) were treated orally either with vehicle or LASSBio-294 (10 and 20 mg...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266578/a-peptide-vaccine-targeting-angiotensin-ii-attenuates-the-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-myocardial-infarction
#9
Ryo Watanabe, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Kouji Wakayama, Yasuhiro Maejima, Munehisa Shimamura, Hiroshi Koriyama, Hironori Nakagami, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Akazawa, Ryuichi Morishita, Issei Komuro, Mitsuaki Isobe
A peptide vaccine targeting angiotensin II (Ang II) was recently developed as a novel treatment for hypertension to resolve the problem of noncompliance with pharmacotherapy. Ang II plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI), which causes heart failure. In the present study, we examined whether the Ang II vaccine is effective in preventing heart failure. The injection of the Ang II vaccine in a rat model of MI attenuated cardiac dysfunction in association with an elevation in the serum anti-Ang II antibody titer...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229912/mid-diastolic-left-ventricular-volume-and-mass-normal-values-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#10
Daniel Juneau, Fernanda Erthal, Owen Clarkin, Atif Alzahrani, Ali Alenazy, Alomgir Hossain, Joao R Inacio, Girish Dwivedi, Alexander J Dick, Frank J Rybicki, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: The adoption of prospectively ECG-triggered acquisition coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has resulted in the inability to measure left ventricle (LV) end-diastolic volume and LV ejection fraction. However other prognostic measures such as LV mass and LV mid-diastolic volume (LVMDV) can still be assessed. The objective of this study is to establish normal reference values for LVMDV and LV mass. METHODS: Left ventricular mid-diastolic volumes and LV mass were prospectively measured in 2647 consecutive 'normal' patients undergoing prospectively ECG-triggered coronary CTA...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217927/hypertension-induced-remodelling-on-the-interactions-of-cardiac-risk-factors
#11
Jakub Tomek, Gil Bub
Hypertension induces considerable cardiac remodelling, such as hypertrophy, interstitial fibrosis, and abnormal activity of the cardiac sympathetic nervous system, which are established risk factors in several highly dangerous heart diseases, such as ventricular fibrillation and congestive heart failure. All these risk factors and heart diseases are studied extensively in isolation, but to our knowledge, there is no comprehensive review of their interactions. At the same time, there is growing evidence suggesting that such interactions are numerous and that a successful therapy against a particular condition may have unexpectedly weak effects on mortality, as treated patients may die of a different cause exacerbated by the therapy...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180206/multiple-cardiac-complications-after-adjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-the-importance-of-echocardiography-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Adriana Luminita Gurghean, Ilinca Savulescu-Fiedler, Anca Mihailescu
Cardiovascular complications induced by adjuvant cancer therapies may become symptomatic after many years, being responsible for increased morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors. We report a case of a 54-year old female admitted for severe heart failure induced by myocardial and valvular damage after postoperative adjuvant therapy for left breast cancer 6 years ago. Her recent history revealed nonST elevation myocardial infarction in the absence of significant cardiovascular risk factors. Transthoracic echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging and speckle-tracking imaging revealed severe biventricular systolic dysfunction, severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and severe pulmonary hypertension...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168513/drop-out-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-does-not-cause-selection-bias-on-endpoints
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Peter Nørkjær Laursen, L Holmvang, H Kelbæk, N Vejlstrup, T Engstrøm, J Lønborg
BACKGROUND: The extent of selection bias due to drop-out in clinical trials of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as surrogate endpoints is unknown. We sought to interrogate the characteristics and prognosis of patients who dropped out before acute CMR assessment compared to CMR-participants in a previously published double-blinded, placebo-controlled all-comer trial with CMR outcome as the primary endpoint. METHODS: Baseline characteristics and composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, heart failure and re-infarction after 30 days and 5 years of follow-up were assessed and compared between CMR-drop-outs and CMR-participants using the trial screening log and the Eastern Danish Heart Registry...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166592/renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-improves-cardiac-indices-in-acromegaly-patients
#14
Julia D J Thomas, Abhishek Dattani, Filip Zemrak, Thomas Burchell, Scott A Akker, Felicity J L Kaplan, Bernard Khoo, Simon Aylwin, Ashley B Grossman, L Ceri Davies, Márta Korbonits
Blockade of the angiotensin-renin system, with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), has been shown to improve cardiac outcomes following myocardial infarction and delay progression of heart failure. Acromegaly is associated with a disease-specific cardiomyopathy, the pathogenesis of which is poorly understood.The cardiac indices of patients with active acromegaly with no hypertension (Group A, n=4), established hypertension not taking ACEi/ARBs (Group B, n=4) and established hypertension taking ACEi/ARBs (Group C, n=4) were compared using cardiac magnetic imaging...
February 6, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163023/a-novel-urotensin-ii-receptor-antagonist-kr-36996-improved-cardiac-function-and-attenuated-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-experimental-heart-failure
#15
Kwang-Seok Oh, Jeong Hyun Lee, Kyu Yang Yi, Chae Jo Lim, Byung Kil Park, Ho Won Seo, Byung Ho Lee
Urotensin II and its receptor are thought to be involved in various cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and atherosclerosis. Since the regulation of the urotensin II/urotensin II receptor offers a great potential for therapeutic strategies related to the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the study of selective and potent antagonists for urotensin II receptor is more fascinating. This study was designed to determine the potential therapeutic effects of a newly developed novel urotensin II receptor antagonist, N-(1-(3-bromo-4-(piperidin-4-yloxy)benzyl)piperidin-4-yl)benzo[b]thiophene-3-carboxamide (KR-36996), in experimental models of heart failure...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150485/obesity-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#16
Sergey Kachur, Carl J Lavie, Alban de Schutter, Richard V Milani, Hector O Ventura
Obesity is increasingly more common in postindustrial societies, and the burden of childhood obesity is increasing. The major effects of obesity on cardiovascular (CV) health are mediated through the risk of metabolic syndrome (insulin-resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension), such that an absence of these risk factors in obese individuals may not be associated with increased mortality risk. In individuals already diagnosed with chronic CV disease (CVD), the overweight and class I obese have significant associations with improved survival...
June 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149843/gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-cardiovascular-disease
#17
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Gjin Ndrepepa, Adnan Kastrati
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is an enzyme located on the external surface of cellular membranes. GGT contributes in maintaining the physiological concentrations of cytoplasmic glutathione and cellular defense against oxidative stress via cleavage of extracellular glutathione and increased availability of amino acids for its intracellular synthesis. Increased GGT activity is a marker of antioxidant inadequacy and increased oxidative stress. Ample evidence suggests that elevated GGT activity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, arterial hypertension, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and all-cause and CVD-related mortality...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132040/erectile-dysfunction-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-disease
#18
Sh Janjgava, T Doliashvili
Endothelial dysfunction precedes the clinical stage of atherosclerotic disease and is recognized as an additional risk factor when detecting symptomatic patients. Endothelial function is largely mediated by nitric oxide, and this vasodilatory mechanism is also responsible for the venous and arterial dilatation required to obtain and maintain an erection. The physiological effects and clinical aspects of sexual function have been extensively studied and reported in patients who have angina or who have experienced a myocardial infarction and in those who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery or heart transplant...
December 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130064/cardiovascular-consequences-of-metabolic-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Johnathan D Tune, Adam G Goodwill, Daniel J Sassoon, Kieren J Mather
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as the concurrence of obesity-associated cardiovascular risk factors including abdominal obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, hypertriglyceridemia, decreased HDL cholesterol, and/or hypertension. Earlier conceptualizations of the MetS focused on insulin resistance as a core feature, and it is clearly coincident with the above list of features. Each component of the MetS is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the combination of these risk factors elevates rates and severity of cardiovascular disease, related to a spectrum of cardiovascular conditions including microvascular dysfunction, coronary atherosclerosis and calcification, cardiac dysfunction, myocardial infarction, and heart failure...
May 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128671/marital-status-cardiovascular-diseases-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-review-of-the-evidence
#20
Roberto Manfredini, Alfredo De Giorgi, Ruana Tiseo, Benedetta Boari, Rosaria Cappadona, Raffaella Salmi, Massimo Gallerani, Fulvia Signani, Fabio Manfredini, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Fabio Fabbian
BACKGROUND: There is evidence showing that marital status (MS) and marital disruption (i.e., separation, divorce, and being widowed) are associated with poor physical health outcomes, including for all-cause mortality. We checked for the available evidence on the association between MS and cardiovascular (CV) diseases, outcomes, and CV risk factors. METHODS: A search across the PubMed database of all articles, including the term "marital status" in their title, was performed...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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