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Ayman Elbadawi, Omar Awad, Ramy Raymond, Haytham Badran, Ahmad E Mostafa, Marwan Saad
The role of remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) in improving left ventricular (LV) remodeling after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not well established. To determine the efficacy and safety of RIPostC in improving LV remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes after primary PCI for anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Seventy-one patients with anterior STEMI were randomized to primary PCI with RIPostC protocol ( n  = 36) versus conventional primary PCI ( n  = 35)...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131283/quantitative-myocardial-blush-score-qube-allows-the-prediction-of-heart-failure-development-in-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-proof-of-concept-study
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Andrzej Tomasik, Tomasz Młyńczak, Edyta Nowak, Katarzyna Pigoń, Artur Iwasieczko, Mariusz Opara, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might lead to left ventricular remodeling. Adequate myocardial perfusion is critical to prevent this adverse remodeling. Quantitative myocardial blush evaluator (QuBE) software, available on-line, is a simple analysis tool which enables the precise quantification of myocardial perfusion in the infarct area immediately after interventional treatment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the results of QuBE analysis might predict the development of HF in AMI patients in 3 year-long follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128156/utility-of-a-power-aspiration-based-extraction-technique-as-an-initial-and-secondary-approach-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-thromboembolism-results-of-the-multicenter-prism-trial
#3
Richard R Saxon, James F Benenati, Corey Teigen, George L Adams, Luke E Sewall
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and initial efficacy of XTRACT, a power aspiration-based extraction technique for treatment of peripheral arterial thromboembolism with the use of the Penumbra/Indigo system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 79 patients were enrolled: 39 (49.4%) underwent XTRACT as the initial therapy and 40 (50.6%) underwent XTRACT after failed catheter-directed thrombolysis or other mechanical intervention or for removal of distal emboli that occurred during an intervention...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123939/assessment-of-availability-and-human-health-risk-posed-by-arsenic-contaminated-well-waters-from-timis-bega-area-romania
#4
Marin Senila, Erika Levei, Oana Cadar, Lacrimioara Ramona Senila, Marius Roman, Ferenc Puskas, Mihaela Sima
Mobilization of As from geological materials into ground and drinking water sources may represent an important threat to human health. The objective of this study was to assess the As concentration and availability in underground water used as drinking water sources. Water samples were collected from public and private wells in Timis-Bega area of Pannonian Basin, West Romania. Total-dissolved As measured after "classical" filtration of water samples was in the range of 0.10-168 μg L(-1), thus exceeding the guideline value in majority of the samples...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121752/identification-of-coronary-artery-calcification-can-optimize-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
#5
Daniel O Bittner, Richard A P Takx, Pedro V Staziaki, Sumbal Janjua, Tomas G Neilan, Nandini M Meyersohn, Michael T Lu, Anand M Prabhakar, John T Nagurney, Udo Hoffmann, Brian B Ghoshhajra
BACKGROUND: The number of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is substantial. We tested whether identification of coronary artery calcium (CAC) can improve the negative predictive value (NPV) of clinical risk assessment for ACS in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 826 consecutive patients (mean age: 53±11years; 42% female) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) or initially elevated serum biomarkers, whom underwent non-contrast CT, to assess the CAC score, and CT angiography (CTA), to detect coronary stenosis...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113867/clinical-significance-of-intracoronary-thrombus-aspirated-during-primary-percutaneous-intervention-an-immunohistopathological-study
#6
Neeraj Parakh, Basavaraj Utagi, Sudhir Arava, Sunil Verma, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Sandeep Singh, Balram Bhargava, Ruma Ray, Chetan D Patel, Vinay K Bahl
BACKGROUND: Manual thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous intervention provides us with aspirated thrombus sample, that may contain material from the disrupted plaque. Immunohistopathological analysis of thrombus can yield valuable information about the clinical and cardiovascular outcomes and possible mechanisms of myocardial infarction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied and analysed the immunohistopathological features of coronary thrombus aspirated from patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty...
September 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110813/duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-following-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Abhishek Sharma, Ofek Hai, Akash Garg, Ajay Vallakati, Carl J Lavie, Jonathan D Marmur
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (L-DAPT) compared to short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (S-DAPT) after drug-eluting stent implantation. We searched Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) to identify randomized controlled trials assessing the clinical effect of L-DAPT vs S-DAPT after drug-eluting stent. Efficacy end points were all-cause mortality, cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), stent thrombosis (ST), and target vessel revascularization (TVR)...
December 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109595/the-role-of-hematological-indices-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#8
REVIEW
Jan Budzianowski, Konrad Pieszko, Paweł Burchardt, Janusz Rzeźniczak, Jarosław Hiczkiewicz
An increased systemic and local inflammation plays a key role in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This review will discuss the role of hematological indices: white blood cells (WBC), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), red cell distribution width (RDW), and platelet indices, that is, platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) in the case of ACS. In recent years, a strong interest has been drawn to these indices, given that they may provide independent information on pathophysiology, risk stratification, and optimal management...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108357/influence-of-angiographic-spontaneous-coronary-reperfusion-on-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#9
Xiaoming Li, Boyu Li, Jing Gao, Yunfei Wang, Song Xue, Dachuan Jiang, Qi Hua, Jing Li
Objective: To explore the influence of angiographic spontaneous coronary reperfusion (SR) on the short- and long-term outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Materials and Methods: Consecutive patients diagnosed as STEMI and undergoing emergent coronary angiography from January 2009 to August 2010 in a single center were enrolled. Patients whose initial coronary blood flow met Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) grade 3 were regarded as angiographic SR...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105666/-low-or-reduced-semantics-of-the-doses-of-new-oral-anticoagulants
#10
Andrea Rubboli
The four new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are marketed in two doses each for the prevention of stroke and/or systemic thromboembolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The meaning and indications for use of the lower dose compared with the higher dose are, however, different between the thrombin-inhibitor dabigatran on the one hand and the activated factor X (Xa) inhibitors on the other. These differences stem from the different design of the registration studies where NOACs were compared with warfarin for the prevention of stroke and/or systemic thromboembolism in patients with NVAF...
September 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104752/combined-analysis-of-the-safety-of-intra-coronary-drug-delivery-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-study-of-three-clinical-trials
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Krishnaraj S Rathod, Stephen Hamshere, Rayomand S Khambata, Mervyn Andiapen, Mark Westwood, Anthony Mathur, Amrita Ahluwalia, Daniel A Jones
Background: The local injection of novel cardioprotective study drugs prior to percutaneous coronary intervention could cause embolisation of thrombus, resulting in increased reperfusion injury and subsequent infarct size. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of the delivery of an intracoronary therapy delivered during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction prior to the re-establishment of thrombolysis in myocardial infarction III flow. Methods: One hundred sixty-seven patients with acute myocardial infarction successfully reperfused through primary percutaneous coronary intervention and undergoing Cardiac MRI within the first week after reperfusion were studied...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103603/in-hospital-outcome-comparing-bivalirudin-to-heparin-in-real-world-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#12
Matthias Hasun, Jakob Dörler, Michael Edlinger, Hannes Alber, Dirk Von Lewinski, Bernd Eber, Franz Xaver Roithinger, Rudolf Berger, Peter Siostrzonek, Georg Grimm, Werner Benzer, Wilfried Wintersteller, Kurt Huber, Herwig Schuchlenz, Franz Weidinger
Randomized controlled trials have shown conflicting results regarding the outcome of bivalirudin in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the in-hospital outcomes of patients receiving heparin or bivalirudin in a real-world setting of PPCI: 7,023 consecutive patients enrolled in the Austrian Acute PCI Registry were included between January 2010 and December 2014. Patients were classified according to the peri-interventional anticoagulation regimen receiving heparin (n = 6430) or bivalirudin (n = 593) with or without GpIIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPIs)...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067066/hscrp-and-et-1-expressions-in-patients-with-no-reflow-phenomenon-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#13
Min Liu, Tian Liang, Peiying Zhang, Qing Zhang, Lei Lu, Zhongliang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore hsCRP and ET-1 expressions in patients with no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 136 patients with single coronary artery disease receiving PCI were divided into a reflow group and a no-reflow group to compare the level use of ET-1 alone with combined level of ET-1 and hs-CRP in PCI regarding sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and accuracy for postoperative no-reflow...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066436/interleukin-6-and-the-risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-observations-from-the-solid-timi-52-stabilization-of-plaque-using-darapladib-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction-52-trial
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Christina L Fanola, David A Morrow, Christopher P Cannon, Petr Jarolim, Mary Ann Lukas, Christoph Bode, Judith S Hochman, Erica L Goodrich, Eugene Braunwald, Michelle L O'Donoghue
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is an inflammatory cytokine implicated in plaque instability in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We aimed to evaluate the prognostic implications of IL-6 post-ACS. METHODS AND RESULTS: IL-6 concentration was assessed at baseline in 4939 subjects in SOLID-TIMI 52 (Stabilization of Plaque Using Darapladib-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 52), a randomized trial of darapladib in patients ≤30 days from ACS. Patients were followed for a median of 2...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054840/contemporary-risk-stratification-after-myocardial-infarction-in-the-community-performance-of-scores-and-incremental-value-of-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2
#15
Yariv Gerber, Susan A Weston, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Allan S Jaffe, Sheila M Manemann, Ruoxiang Jiang, Véronique L Roger
BACKGROUND: Current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend the GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) and TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) scores to assess myocardial infarction (MI) prognosis. Changes in the epidemiological characteristics of MI and the availability of new biomarkers warrant an assessment of the performance of these scores in contemporary practice. We assessed the following: (1) the performance of GRACE and TIMI to predict 1-year mortality in a cohort of patients stratified by ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and (2) the incremental discriminatory power of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2, a myocardial fibrosis biomarker...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054440/external-validation-of-heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-and-electrocardiography-as-rule-out-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
#16
Christopher B Van Hise, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Martin Than, Joanna Young, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To externally validate a clinical decision rule incorporating heart fatty acid binding protein (h-FABP), high-sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) and electrocardiogram (ECG) for the detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on presentation to the Emergency Department. We also investigated whether this clinical decision rule improved identification of AMI over algorithms incorporating hs-cTn and ECG only. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study included data from 789 patients from the Brisbane ADAPT cohort and 441 patients from the Christchurch TIMI RCT cohort...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054179/the-impact-of-systems-of-care-on-pharmacoinvasive-management-with-streptokinase-the-subgroup-analysis-of-the-tn-stemi-programme
#17
Deep Chandh Raja, Vijayakumar Subban, Suma M Victor, George Joseph, Viji Samuel Thomson, Kumaresan Kannan, Justin Paul Gnanaraj, Ganesh Veerasekar, Jose G Thenpally, Nandhini Livingston, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Thomas Alexander, Ajit S Mullasari
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the impact of implementation of the TN-STEMI programme on various characteristics of the pharmacoinvasive group by comparing clinical as well as angiographic outcomes between the pre- and post-implementation groups. METHODS: The TN-STEMI programme involved 2420 patients of which 423 patients had undergone a pharmacoinvasive strategy of reperfusion. Of these, 407 patients had a comprehensive blinded core-lab evaluation of their angiograms post-lysis and clinical evaluation of various parameters including time-delays and adverse cardio- and cerebro-vascular events at 1year...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045288/effects-of-anti-inflammatory-medications-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-focus-on-losmapimod
#18
Bradley Tun, William H Frishman
Inflammation plays an integral role in atherogenesis and the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The question remains as to whether targeted inhibition of specific pathways of inflammation will have any clinical benefits in CAD. In this article we will review p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), one of the key sensors of cellular stress that plays an important role in the inflammatory cascade. In addition, we will review losmapimod, a reversible competitive inhibitor of the α and β isoforms of p38 MAPK, and its efficacy when added to standard of care in patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction...
October 17, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044010/-simple-mechanical-reperfusion-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-determinants-prognostic-implications-and-relation-with-thrombus-histology
#19
Jorge L Szarfer, Alejandro García-Escudero, Federico Blanco, Federico Albornoz, Analía Alonso, Andrea Zappi, Rodrigo Blanco, Gerardo Gigena, Juan Gagliardi
Simple mechanical reperfusion (SMR) is defined as reperfusion achieved after wire insertion at the occluded infarct-related artery in primary angioplasty. The determinants and prognostic implications of SMR and its relationship with the histopathology of the rescued thrombus were evaluated in 601 patients with acute myocardial infarction showing ST elevation and pre-procedural total occlusion of the infarct-related artery (TIMI flow 0). Two groups were considered according to the presence of SMR, defined as the visualization of contrast material after crossing the occlusion with the guide wire...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039904/calculated-decisions-timi-risk-score-for-ua-nstemi
#20
Hyunjoo Lee, Carlos Rodriguez
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October 9, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
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