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July 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Mina Mohammadi, Catherine Hill, Susan Chaney
PURPOSE: This article's purpose is to make advanced practice nurses (APNs) aware of a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treating symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis in elderly patients. These patients are not safe surgical candidates because of their age and prohibitive risk profile, but they can benefit from valve replacement. METHODS: A systematic literature review was completed by searching online databases such as CINAHL, PubMed, and Google...
July 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez, Andrea P Salgado, Adriana H Tremoulet
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries and Asia. However, there is a paucity of data available from Latin America. In response to the gap in knowledge about KD in Latin America, a group of pediatric infectious disease researchers from the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at the University of California San Diego and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Infectología Pediátrica joined efforts during the last decade to address this problem. The Red de Enfermedad de Kawasaki en América Latina (Latin American Kawasaki Disease Network) was launched in 2013 to study the epidemiology of KD among children from the major pediatric tertiary referral hospitals in Latin America...
December 2014: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Ahmed Afifi
A disease that is associated with stroke and mortality, atrial fibrillation (AF) complicates 30 to 50% of mitral valve disease patients admitted for surgery.(1) Since the introduction of the Cox maze III procedure in 1992 many efforts have been made to come up with modified lesion sets and/or energy sources to surgically treat AF. This lead to the recently published American Heart Association (AHA)- American College of Cardiology (ACC)-Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidelines(2) stating that it is reasonable to perform atrial fibrillation ablation in selected patients undergoing other types of cardiac surgery...
2015: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
Yuan-hui Liu, Sheng-qi Wang, Jin-hua Xue, Yong Liu, Ji-yan Chen, Guo-feng Li, Ning Tan
BACKGROUND: China, as a rapidly developing country with the largest population of cardiologist in the world, has an increasing importance in the field of cardiology. However, the quantity and quality of research production in the field of cardiology is unclear. AIMS: To analyze the characteristics of the high-level articles published on cardiovascular diseases in Mainland China, and to provide information about achievements and development in cardiovascular research...
2015: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Javed Butler, Ayman Samman Tahhan, Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou, Anita Kelkar, Michael Lee, Bilal Khan, Eric Peterson, Gregg C Fonarow, Andreas P Kalogeropoulos, Mihai Gheorghiade
BACKGROUND: Efficient conduct of clinical trials is essential for the timely generation of critical medical knowledge. METHODS: We systematically assessed size, duration, enrollment rates, and geographic distribution of randomized cardiovascular trials published between 2001 and 2012 in the 8 highest-impact journals in general medicine and cardiology. RESULTS: Of the 1,224 trials, 27.0% were conducted in North America, 36.5% in Western Europe, and 7...
August 2015: American Heart Journal
Benjamin F Byrd, Theodore P Abraham, Denis B Buxton, Anthony V Coletta, James H S Cooper, Pamela S Douglas, Linda D Gillam, Steven A Goldstein, Thomas R Graf, Kenneth D Horton, Alexis A Isenberg, Allan L Klein, Joseph Kreeger, Randolph P Martin, Susan M Nedza, Amol Navathe, Patricia A Pellikka, Michael H Picard, John C Pilotte, Thomas J Ryan, Jack Rychik, Partho P Sengupta, James D Thomas, Leslie Tucker, William Wallace, R Parker Ward, Neil J Weissman, David H Wiener, Sarah Woodruff
Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014 clearly achieved the three goals set forth at the beginning of this document. First, the live event informed and educated attendees through a discussion of the evolving value-based healthcare environment, including a collaborative effort to define the important role of cardiovascular ultrasound in that environment. Second, publication of these Summit proceedings in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography will inform a wider audience of the important insights gathered...
July 2015: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Qiang Su, Tun Swe Nyi, Lang Li
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred treatment for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Although coronary flow is restored after PPCI, impaired myocardial perfusion (known as no-reflow) related to poor clinical outcomes is frequently observed. To overcome this phenomenon, drugs, such as atorvastatin, abciximab and others, have been tried as adjunctive treatment to PPCI. Among these drugs, verapamil and adenosine are among the most promising...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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In the article by Smith et al, “AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update: A Guideline From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation,” which published online November 3, 2011, and appeared with the November 29, 2011, issue of the journal (Circulation. 2011;124:2458–2473. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318235eb4d.), several corrections were needed. The authors regret the errors...
April 14, 2015: Circulation
Rohit Kapoor, Soumya Sachdeva, Jerome S Zacks
INTRODUCTION: Heart disease today is a major cause of morbidity and mortality plaguing mankind worldwide. AIM: The present research was undertaken to ascertain global research trends in clinical trials in Cardiology involving human subjects over the last two decades. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study. A detailed search strategy was employed in December 2013, using the PubMed database. All papers published in 1993-2013 were evaluated...
January 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Wael A AlJaroudi, Andrew J Einstein, Farooq A Chaudhry, Steven G Lloyd, Fadi G Hage
A large number of studies were presented at the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. In this review, we will summarize key studies in nuclear cardiology, computed tomography, echocardiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. This brief review will be helpful for readers of the Journal who are interested in being updated on the latest research covering these imaging modalities.
April 2015: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Jörg Neuzner
In 2005, Bob Hauser published a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology entitled "The growing mismatch between patient longevity and the service life of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators". Now, nearly a decade later, I would like to perform a second look on the problem of a mismatching between ICD device service life and the survival of ICD recipients. Since 2005, the demographics of the ICD population has changed significantly. Primary prevention has become the dominant indication in defibrillator therapy and device implantation is indicated more and more in earlier stages of cardiac diseases...
June 2015: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Ron Blankstein, Christopher Cannon, James Udelson
Despite greater control of risk factors and improved treatments, coronary heart disease (CHD) remains a significant cause of mortality with 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States due to this disorder.(1) Cardiac stress tests have long been one of the most often utilized testing modalities used to identify patients suspected of having CHD, specifically coronary artery disease (CAD). These tests allow for noninvasive assessment of the coronary circulation and its ability to augment flow in response to physiologic demand...
November 2014: American Journal of Medicine
Scott M Grundy
Recent guidelines for cholesterol management proposed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommended statin therapy for most men in their 60s and most women in their 70s. If these guidelines are followed in the United States, most adults will eventually take statins. A companion article in this journal goes a step further by proposing statin initiation for mostly everyone about 10 years earlier. Treatment in ACC/AHA guidelines does not depend on cholesterol levels, for either statin initiation or treatment goals...
November 1, 2014: American Journal of Cardiology
Jacques Blacher, Hélène Lelong, Sandrine Kretz, Alexandra Yannoutsos, Takeshi Kondo, Michel Safar
During year 2013, several recommendations for the management of hypertension were published: recommendations of the French and European Societies of Hypertension and two recommendations from the USA, those from the ACC/AHA/CDC groups and those from the JNC 8. The recommendations of the JNC 8 are not, strictly speaking, the recommendations of JNC 8, since they are neither endorsed by their sponsor: the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), nor by any other supervisor. They only commit their authors...
October 2014: La Presse Médicale
Dong Zhao, Benqing Zhang
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether valve replacement was associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates than valve repair in patients with native active valve endocarditis. Altogether 662 papers were found using the reported search, of which 7 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these papers are tabulated...
December 2014: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Jean-Pierre Després
In 1994, we reported in The American Journal of Cardiology that a simple anthropometric measurement, waist circumference, was related to the amount of abdominal visceral adipose tissue measured by computed tomography. An elevated waist circumference was also found to be associated with several features of the cardiometabolic risk profile such as glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia, and an atherogenic dyslipidemic profile that included hypertriglyceridemia and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels...
July 15, 2014: American Journal of Cardiology
Michael J Pencina, Ann Marie Navar-Boggan, Ralph B D'Agostino, Ken Williams, Benjamin Neely, Allan D Sniderman, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: The 2013 guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) for the treatment of cholesterol expand the indications for statin therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of 2005 to 2010, we estimated the number, and summarized the risk-factor profile, of persons for whom statin therapy would be recommended (i.e., eligible persons) under the new ACC-AHA guidelines, as compared with the guidelines of the Third Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III) of the National Cholesterol Education Program, and extrapolated the results to a population of 115...
April 10, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Stephan Willems, Boris A Hoffmann, Benjamin Schaeffer, Arian Sultan, Doreen Schreiber, Jakob Lüker, Daniel Steven
The involvement of the Purkinje system in a subset of patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation or polymorphic VT/VF related to structural heart disease was first demonstrated in the pioneering work of Michel Haissaguerre and co-workers (Circulation 106:962-967, 2002 and Lancet 359:677-678, 2002). It is very important to identify these patients with recurrent episodes of ventricular fibrillation and/or ICD shocks with regard to the presence of triggering premature ventricular contractions (PVC), which may be amenable to mapping and catheter ablation by screening Holter and ICD recordings...
September 2014: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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