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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733759/management-of-gait-changes-and-fall-risk-in-mci-and-dementia
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REVIEW
Gilles Allali, Joe Verghese
Gait disorders and falls are very prevalent in aging, especially in older adults with cognitive impairment: older adults with dementia are 2-3 times more likely to fall than their non-demented counterparts. The management of gait disorders and falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia begins by their identification with the use of specific screening tools, such as measuring gait speed, use of dual-task gait tests, or diagnosing motoric cognitive risk syndrome, a newly described pre-dementia syndrome...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730300/health-related-quality-of-life-in-paediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-association-with-the-type-of-heart-defect-and-the-surgical-technique
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A Heusch, H J Kahl, K O Hensel, G Calaminus
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of a number of surgical interventions for a various congenital cardiac defects (CHDs) on self-reported HRQoL. METHODS: Patients who had received corrective surgery of several congenital heart defects (surgical VSD closure, Fallot, TGA after atrial or arterial switch or Fontan-type circulation for univentricular AV-connection) were interviewed in the office of their home peadiatric cardiologist. HRQoL in children along 7 dimensions was assessed using a standardised questionnaire (PEDQoL); information on the medical case history of each respondent was also collected...
July 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716506/how-to-prevent-burnout-in-cardiologists-a-review-of-the-current-evidence-gaps-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Maria Panagioti, Keith Geraghty, Judith Johnson
Burnout is rising in all physicians, and cardiologists are not an exemption. Cardiology is a very popular specialty among medical students as it is associated with outstanding training standards and high prestige and income. In this review, we critically summarize the evidence on consequences, causes, and evidence-based interventions for burnout with a view toward recommending the best strategies for promoting wellness in cardiologists. Only a handful of studies have examined burnout specifically in cardiologists...
July 4, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714314/management-of-myocardial-infarction-in-the-elderly-insights-from-spanish-minimum-basic-data-set
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Albert Ariza-Solé, Oriol Alegre, Francisco J Elola, Cristina Fernández, Francesc Formiga, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, José L Bernal, José V Segura, Andrés Iñíguez, Vicente Bertomeu, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, José C Sánchez Salado, Victòria Lorente, Angel Cequier
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the impact of implementation of reperfusion networks, the type of hospital and specialty of the treating physician on the management and outcomes of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in patients aged ⩾75 years. METHODS: We analysed data from the Minimum Basic Data Set of the Spanish public health system, assessing hospital discharges between 2004 and 2013. Discharges were distributed in three groups depending on the clinical management: percutaneous coronary intervention, thrombolysis or no reperfusion...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707444/current-approaches-to-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage-too-little-too-late
#5
EDITORIAL
Robert D Safian
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage (RPH) arises in < 0.5% of patients undergoing percutaneous intervention, but is associated with high risks of morbidity and mortality. More than 50% of medical malpractice claims against interventional cardiologists are related to death and hemorrhage from vascular injury; delays in diagnosis and treatment are common. The current approach to RPH is characterized by "too little" to diagnose and "too late" to manage patients in extremis. Immediate CTA allows rapid diagnosis and triage to appropriate endovascular therapy, without delay...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707443/cardiac-transplant-vasculopathy
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EDITORIAL
Jonathan M Tobis
Transplant vasculopathy is a form of slowly progressive rejection. The interventional cardiologist plays an important role in maintaining survival of this precious commodity by performing PCI. Everolimus drug eluting stents are highly effective and have relatively low occurrence of in-stent restenosis, but transplant vasculopathy continues to progress in a diffuse pattern.
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707441/the-importance-of-vision
#7
EDITORIAL
Timothy D Henry, Christopher R Henry
Based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of 8 studies, involving 2,559 subjects, both interventional cardiologists (3.21) and cardiac cath lab staff (2.76) had a significantly higher relative risk of posterior lens opacity than the control group. It is essential to provide "best practice" in radiation dose management and lead shielding in the cath lab with the standard "As Low As Reasonably Achievable"! There is a clear need for better data to quantitate the radiation risk and to design innovative strategies to decrease that risk...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707381/radiation-associated-lens-changes-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-results-from-the-ic-cataract-cataracts-attributed-to-radiation-in-the-cath-lab-study
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Aris Karatasakis, Harilaos S Brilakis, Barbara A Danek, Judit Karacsonyi, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Phuong-Khanh J Nguyen-Trong, Aya J Alame, Michele K Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, Kenneth Rosenfield, Roxana Mehran, Ehtisham Mahmud, Charles E Chambers, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and the prevalence of lens changes in interventional cardiologists (ICs) and catheterization laboratory ("cath-lab") staff. BACKGROUND: Exposure to ionizing radiation is associated with the development of lens opacities. ICs and cath-lab staff can receive high doses of ionizing radiation without protection, and may thus be at risk for lens opacity formation. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at an interventional cardiology conference...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707310/sleep-deprivation-in-interventional-cardiology-implications-for-patient-care-and-physician-health
#9
Yader Sandoval, Angie S Lobo, Virend K Somers, Kenneth Rosenfield, Steven M Bradley, Paul Sorajja, Peter Tajti, Emmanouil S Brilakis
The burden and impact of sleep deprivation on both patient care and on the health of interventional cardiologists is not well understood. Due to the nature of emergent procedures occurring in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, interventionalists are prone to suffer from acute and/or chronic sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation has been associated with numerous adverse effects, such as impaired performance, cognitive deficits, reduced psychomotor vigilance, and workplace errors and injuries, among many others...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706743/when-is-the-optimal-timing-of-surgical-intervention-for-severe-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Masanobu Ishii, Koichi Kaikita, Ken Okamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Seiji Takashio, Seiji Hokimoto, Toshihiro Fukui, Kenichi Tsujita
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a serious pathology to be noted for severe right heart failure (HF) and poor prognosis; however, the conventional assessment of TR has some limitations and the optimal timing of surgical intervention remains unclear. A 79-year-old Japanese female was admitted to our hospital to undergo cardiac surgery, because edema gradually got worse despite the increase in diuretics. She had a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic HF due to severe TR and had been treated with a furosemide for leg edema 4 years ago...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706584/assessment-of-aortic-valve-disease-a-clinician-oriented-review
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REVIEW
Andrei D Mǎrgulescu
Aortic valve disease [aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR)] represents an important global health problem; when severe, aortic valve disease carries poor prognosis. For AS, aortic valve replacement, either surgical or interventional, may provide definite treatment in carefully selected patients. For AR, valve surgery (either replacement or - in selected cases - aortic valve repair) remains the gold standard of care. To properly identify those patients who are candidates for surgery, the clinician has to carefully assess the severity of valve disease with an understanding of the potential pitfalls involved in these assessments...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697825/-screening-and-follow-up-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-aged-0-3-years-in-rural-areas-of-chongqing-china
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Lei Zhang, Mei-Yu An, Bing Zhu, Wan-Dong Shen, Shu-Jiang Tan, Xiao-Juan Ji, Jie Tian, Xiao-Yan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in children aged 0-3 years in the rural areas of Chongqing, and to determine the suitable "screening-diagnosis-follow-up" system and screening indicators for CHD in these areas. METHODS: Children aged 0-3 years from rural areas of the Fuling Disctrict of Chongqing were selected by cluster sampling. Using the "screening-diagnosis-evaluation system" employed at the levels of village/town, district/county, and province/city, the children were screened for seven indicators, i...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679305/iatrogenic-aortic-dissection-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jia-Chen Li, Xin-Liang Guan, Ming Gong, Hong-Jia Zhang
A 64-year-old female complaining of unrelieved chest pain for 2 days was admitted to the Emergency Room of the Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China. After definitive diagnosis, a percutaneous coronary intervention was implemented, but immediately after embedding the stent in the distal area of the right coronary artery, an acute coronary and aortic dissection was found. Cardiologists immediately gave the patient conservative management. At the same time, another smaller stent was immediately embedded in the proximal area of the right coronary artery and plunged into the ascending aorta by 2 mm, with the intention of covering the tear of the dissection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677594/optimization-of-imaging-protocols-in-interventional-cardiology-impact-on-patient-doses
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José Manuel Ordiales, Eliseo Vano, Juan Manuel Nogales, José Ramos, José Ramón López-Mínguez, Ginés Martínez, Pablo Cerrato, Fernando Alvarez
The purpose of this work is to evaluate the impact of the imaging protocol as part of the optimization of patient doses in interventional cardiology. This paper reports the results of an initial study to refine the existing fluoroscopy and cine settings, evaluates a new imaging protocol by measuring the image quality and phantom entrance air kerma values, and tests the clinical implementation of the new protocol in terms of the reduction in patient doses and the impact on clinical images. The initial study developed a new fluoroscopy mode using 7...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676065/prior-balloon-valvuloplasty-versus-direct-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-directavi-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Florence Leclercq, Pierre Robert, Jessica Labour, Benoit Lattuca, Mariama Akodad, Jean-Christophe Macia, Richard Gervasoni, Francois Roubille, Thomas Gandet, Laurent Schmutz, Erika Nogue, Nicolas Nagot, Bernard Albat, Guillaume Cayla
BACKGROUND: Balloon predilatation of the aortic valve has been regarded as an essential step during the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure. However, recent evidence has suggested that aortic valvuloplasty may cause complications and that high success rates may be obtained without prior dilatation of the valve. We hypothesize that TAVI performed without predilatation of the aortic valve and using new-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valves is associated with a better net clinical benefit than TAVI performed with predilatation...
July 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667405/utilizing-hybrid-techniques-to-maximize-clinical-outcomes-in-congenital-heart-disease
#16
REVIEW
David W Bearl, Gregory A Fleming
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past couple of decades have brought tremendous advances to the field of pediatric and adult congenital cardiology. Recent collaborations between interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have sparked novel innovative hybrid procedures that provide potentially safer, faster, and less invasive alternatives to the management of many diseases. This paper will review the most recent advances in hybrid interventions in the field of pediatric and adult congenital cardiology...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663045/appropriateness-assessment-in-antiplatelet-therapy-apathy-registry-insight-from-current-clinical-practice
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Nazario Carrabba, Benedetta Bellandi, Guido Parodi, Emanuele Cecchi, Giorgio Baldereschi, Cristina Giglioli, Angela Migliorini, Renato Valenti, Serafina Valente, Rossella Marcucci, Niccolò Marchionni, David Antoniucci
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice there is a gap between guidelines recommendation and antiplatelet strategies used for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We sought to evaluate appropriateness of antiplatelet strategies employed in a tertiary center. METHODS AND RESULTS: From January to June 2014, 430 ACS were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention by 3 groups of interventional cardiologists. Aspirin and clopidogrel (52%) were the most commonly used antiplatelet therapies, being prasugrel associated with aspirin in 110 (25...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660806/antiplatelet-therapy-for-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-complex-real-clinical-scenarios-a-consensus-document-of-the-campania-nstemi-study-group
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Marino Scherillo, Plinio Cirillo, Dario Formigli, Giulio Bonzani, Paolo Calabrò, Paolo Capogrosso, Rosario Farina, Tonino Lanzillo, Franco Mascia, Ciro Mauro, Bernardino Tuccillo, Alessandro Bellis, Renato Bianchi, Giovanni Cimmino, Orlando Piro, Amelia Ravera, Fortunato Scotto di Uccio, Paolo Tammaro, Alfredo Vetrano, Bruno Trimarco
The incidence of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has significantly decreased. Conversely, the rate of non-STEMI (NSTEMI) has increased. Patients with NSTEMI have lower short-term mortality compared to patients with STEMI, whereas at long-term follow-up, the mortality becomes comparable. This might be due to the differences in baseline characteristics, including older age and a greater prevalence of comorbidities in the NSTEMI population. Although antithrombotic strategies used in patients with NSTEMI have been well studied in clinical trials and updated guidelines are available, patterns of use and outcomes in clinical practice are less well described...
August 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660783/interview-with-justin-davies-and-andrew-tochterman
#19
Justin Davies, Andrew Tochterman
Justin Davies and Andrew Tochterman speak to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Justin Davies is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London (UK). His main research interests include the development and application of pioneering technologies in engineering to aid understanding of disease mechanisms, and in the diagnosis of pathological disease states. After completing his undergraduate training at Imperial College, he was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation research fellowship to undertake his PhD at Imperial College...
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658719/patient-education-in-the-management-of-coronary-heart-disease
#20
REVIEW
Lindsey Anderson, James Pr Brown, Alexander M Clark, Hasnain Dalal, Henriette K Rossau, Charlene Bridges, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single most common cause of death globally. However, with falling CHD mortality rates, an increasing number of people live with CHD and may need support to manage their symptoms and improve prognosis. Cardiac rehabilitation is a complex multifaceted intervention which aims to improve the health outcomes of people with CHD. Cardiac rehabilitation consists of three core modalities: education, exercise training and psychological support. This is an update of a Cochrane systematic review previously published in 2011, which aims to investigate the specific impact of the educational component of cardiac rehabilitation...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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