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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329292/surgical-septal-myectomy-or-alcohol-septal-ablation-which-approach-offers-better-outcomes-for-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Shi Sum Poon, Mark Field, Dhiraj Gupta, Duke Cameron
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether surgical septal myectomy (SM) is more beneficial than alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Altogether 218 articles were found using the reported search, of which 15 studies represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. There were 14 observational studies and 1 meta-analysis study. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these articles are tabulated...
February 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321396/popular-hybrid-congenital-heart-procedures-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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REVIEW
Aamisha Gupta, Zahid Amin
As surgical and catheter interventions advance, patients with congenital heart disease are now offered alternative treatment options that cater to their individual needs. Furthermore, collaboration between interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have led to the development of hybrid procedures, using the best techniques of each respective field to treat these complex cardiac entities from initial treatment in the pediatric patient to repeat intervention in the adult. We present a review of the increased popularity and trend in hybrid procedures in congenital heart disease without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319533/-perfscore-a-multidimensional-score-a-simple-way-to-predict-the-success-of-cardiac-rehabilitation
#3
Patrizia Maras, Sara Doimo, Alessando Altinier, Alessio Della Mattia, Luigia Scudeller, Gianfranco Sinagra, Catherine Klersy
BACKGROUND: We propose a simple and reliable score, performance score ('PERFSCORE'), that allows cardiologists to assess the achievement of therapeutic goals. METHODS: We identified six indicators of cardiac rehabilitation performance: heart rate (HR) less than 70 beats/min; blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mmHg; smoking cessation or non-smokers; left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) more than 40%; LDLc less than 100 mg/dl or more than 70 mg/dl if diabetic; and on treatment at least with three drugs among angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), β-blockers, statins, and ASA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318659/cardiovascular-and-general-health-status-of-adults-with-trisomy-21
#4
Samuel A Hayes, Shelby Kutty, Joshua Thomas, Joyce T Johnson, Anji T Yetman
BACKGROUND: Patients with Trisomy 21 are now living well into adulthood. Little data exists to assist the cardiologist in the care of these patients. We sought to examine the cardiac and general health status of adults with Trisomy 21 undergoing cardiac evaluation. METHODS & RESULTS: A retrospective review of all affected adults >21years followed at 2 tertiary care institutions was performed. Of 193 patients identified, median age was 31 (range 21.1-60.5) years...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318657/radiation-dose-among-different-cardiac-and-vascular-invasive-procedures-the-rodeo-study
#5
Alessandro Sciahbasi, Giuseppe Ferrante, Dionigi Fischetti, Daniel Jonathan Miklin, Alessandro Sarandrea, Valentina Schirripa, Fabrizio Guarracini, Arash Arya, Giorgio Loreni, Antonio Bruni, Stefano Rigattieri, Massimiliano Marini, Simone Vagnarelli, Germano Scevola, Bernhard Reimers, Gerhard Hindricks, Mauricio Cohen
BACKGROUND: Interventional radiology and cardiology procedures contribute significantly to the collective dose of radiation exposure from medical interventions. Recent and dedicated studies comparing directly these procedures in term of patient radiation exposure are lacking. Our aim was to compare radiation exposure among different interventional procedures performed under fluoroscopic guidance. METHODS: The RODEO study (NCT: 02972736) is an international observational retrospective multicenter study enrolling all patients undergoing diagnostic or interventional procedures performed by different interventional operators (i...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317428/fractional-flow-reserve-guided-multivessel-angioplasty-in-myocardial-infarction
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Pieter C Smits, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Franz-Josef Neumann, Bianca M Boxma-de Klerk, Ketil Lunde, Carl E Schotborgh, Zsolt Piroth, David Horak, Adrian Wlodarczak, Paul J Ong, Rainer Hambrecht, Oskar Angerås, Gert Richardt, Elmir Omerovic
Background In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to restore blood flow in an infarct-related coronary artery improves outcomes. The use of PCI in non-infarct-related coronary arteries remains controversial. Methods We randomly assigned 885 patients with STEMI and multivessel disease who had undergone primary PCI of an infarct-related coronary artery in a 1:2 ratio to undergo complete revascularization of non-infarct-related coronary arteries guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) (295 patients) or to undergo no revascularization of non-infarct-related coronary arteries (590 patients)...
March 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315564/clinical-risk-scores-predict-procedural-complications-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#7
László Hadadi, Razvan Constantin Şerban, Alina Scridon, Ioana Şuş, Éva Katalin Lakatos, Zoltán Demjén, Dan Dobreanu
OBJECTIVE: The predictive value of five risk score models containing clinical (PAMI-PMS, GRACE-GRS, and modified ACEF-ACEFm-scores), angiographic SYNTAX score (SXS) and combined Clinical SYNTAX score (CSS) variables were evaluated for the incidence of three procedural complications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI): iatrogenic coronary artery dissection, angiographically visible distal embolization and angiographic no-reflow phenomenon. METHODS: The mentioned scores and the incidence of procedural complications were retrospectively analyzed in 399 consecutive patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction who underwent pPCI...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314700/structural-heart-disease-intervention-the-canadian-landscape
#8
Anita W Asgar, Eric Horlick, Kevin McKenzie, Neil Brass, Warren J Cantor, Albert Chan, Anthony Della Siega, Jean Francois Gobeil, Saleem Kassam, Michael P Love, Samer Mansour, Giuseppe Martucci, Najaf Nadeem, Madhu K Natarajan, Vernon Paddock, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, James L Velianou, Robert C Welsh, David Wood, John G Webb
Cardiovascular disease encompasses coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease, and the prevalence of both increases with age. Over the past decade, the landscape of interventional cardiology has evolved to encompass a new set of percutaneous procedures outside the coronary tree, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation, transcatheter mitral valve repair, and left atrial appendage occlusion. These interventions have sparked a new discipline within interventional cardiology referred to as structural heart disease (SHD) intervention...
December 13, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300284/predictors-and-variability-of-drug-eluting-vs-bare-metal-stent-selection-in-contemporary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-prism-study
#9
Ali Shafiq, Kensey Gosch, Amit P Amin, Henry H Ting, John A Spertus, Adam C Salisbury
Drug-eluting stents (DES) reduce risk of in-stent restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) but require dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for a longer term than bare-metal stents (BMS). Few studies have examined clinical predictors of DES vs BMS, and variability in provider selection between DES and BMS in clinical practice has not been well described. These insights can inform our understanding of current practice and may identify opportunities to improve decision-making stent selection decinsion-making...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299613/cardiomyopathic-toxicity-from-chemotherapy-is-there-an-opportunity-for-preemptive-intervention
#10
REVIEW
Kristopher J Swiger, Jai Singh, Daniel J Lenihan
The fight against cancer has never appeared more optimistic with multiple ongoing advances in cancer therapeutics; however, the prevention of cardiotoxicity from these treatments, both old and new, is a major focus of recent research. We recommend conceptualizing the prevention of cardiotoxicity as binary whereby primary prevention involves a uniform application of preventative efforts to anyone receiving a potentially cardiotoxic drug and secondary prevention directed towards those with left ventricular dysfunction, whether symptomatic or not...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296641/root-cause-analysis-of-deaths-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarctions-treated-with-primary-pci-what-can-we-do-better
#11
Fredy El Sakr, Mohamad Kenaan, Daniel Menees, Milan Seth, Hitinder S Gurm
OBJECTIVE: Recent data demonstrate that mortality of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not changed despite dramatic reduction in door-to-balloon times. Identifying potential areas in care that can be further optimized to decrease mortality remains a priority. METHODS: We performed a root cause analysis of all patients who died following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during index hospitalization from 2008 to 2013 at the University of Michigan...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
#12
O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290631/acute-coronary-syndrome-current-treatment
#13
Timothy L Switaj, Scott R Christensen, Dean M Brewer
Acute coronary syndrome continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Family physicians need to identify and mitigate risk factors early, as well as recognize and respond to acute coronary syndrome events quickly in any clinical setting. Diagnosis can be made based on patient history, symptoms, electrocardiography findings, and cardiac biomarkers, which delineate between ST elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. Rapid reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention is the goal with either clinical presentation...
February 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288636/the-effect-of-a-smartphone-based-coronary-heart-disease-prevention-sbchdp-programme-on-awareness-and-knowledge-of-chd-stress-and-cardiac-related-lifestyle-behaviours-among-the-working-population-in-singapore-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#14
Hui Zhang, Ying Jiang, Hoang D Nguyen, Danny Chiang Choon Poo, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most prevalent type of cardiac disease among adults worldwide, including those in Singapore. Most of its risk factors, such as smoking, physical inactivity and high blood pressure, are preventable. mHealth has improved in the last decade, showing promising results in chronic disease prevention and health promotion worldwide. Our aim was to develop and examine the effect of a 4-week Smartphone-Based Coronary Heart Disease Prevention (SBCHDP) programme in improving awareness and knowledge of CHD, perceived stress as well as cardiac-related lifestyle behaviours in the working population of Singapore...
March 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286089/conventional-surgery-for-early-and-late-symptomatic-mitral-valve-stenosis-after-mitraclip-%C3%A2-intervention-an-institutional-experience-with-four-consecutive-patients
#15
Anthony Alozie, Liliya Paranskaya, Bernd Westphal, Alexander Kaminski, Gustav Steinhoff, Mohammad Sherif, Hüseyin Ince, Alper Öner
BACKGROUND: Surgical mitral valve repair is the gold standard for treatment of mitral regurgitation. Recently, the transcatheter treatment of mitral regurgitation with the MitraClip(®) device (Abbot Vascular Structural Heart, Menlo Park, CA) has demonstrated promising results in treating patients not amenable for surgical correction of mitral valve regurgitation. Most patients reported in the literature requiring surgical bailout after MitraClip treatment presented with residual or recurrent mitral valve regurgitation...
February 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285408/essential-thrombocythemia-presenting-as-acute-coronary-syndrome-case-reports-and-literature-review
#16
Nanqing Xiong, Wen Gao, Junjie Pan, Xinping Luo, Haiming Shi, Jian Li
For the patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET), systemic thrombosis presents as one of the most dangerous complications. It's been widely accepted that acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a kind of thrombotic diseases. However, there are very few case reports about ET first presenting as ACS. For some patients diagnosed as ACS, but without markedly elevated platelet, underlying ET was missed. And there are some controversies in the principles and target of treatment in those patients. We reported three cases of ACS, in which the patients who did not have common risk factors for coronary artery diseases and presented only mild atherosclerotic stenosis during coronary angiography, one of which had recurrent coronary artery thrombosis...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281728/comparison-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-visual-assessment-for-moderate-coronary-artery-stenosis
#17
Bilge Duran Karaduman, Murat Akçay, Hüseyin Ayhan, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Murat Can Güney, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Nihal Akar Bayram, Emine Bilen, Engin Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: 'Fractional flow reserve (FFR)' is an interventional diagnostic method based on intracoronary pressure measurement used for the assessment of the severity of coronary artery stenoses. Our study aimed to compare visual measurements made by multiple observers with fractional flow reserve measurement in the assessment of angiographically moderate coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: The angiographic images of moderate coronary artery lesions 359 patients enrolled in the study that had interpreted independently by three interventional cardiologists assigned as observers (O1, O2, O3)...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276150/late-breaking-trials-of-2016-in-coronary-artery-disease-commentary-covering-scai-acc-tct-europcr-esc-and-aha
#18
Arnold H Seto, Payam Dehghani, Binita Shah, Saif Anwaruddin, Jordan Safirstein, Jennifer A Tremmel
The SCAI Publications Committee and Emerging Leadership Mentorship (ELM) Fellows concisely summarize and provide context on the most important coronary trials presented at large international meetings in 2016, including SCAI, ACC, TCT, EuroPCR, ESC, and AHA. The intent is to allow quick assimilation of trial results into interventional practice, and enable busy interventional cardiologists to stay up to date. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
March 9, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274573/in-hospital-and-1-year-outcomes-of-rotational-atherectomy-and-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-severely-calcified-unprotected-left-main-narrowings-from-the-multicenter-rotate-registry
#19
Alfonso Ielasi, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Azeem Latib, Giacomo G Boccuzzi, Gennaro Sardella, Roberto Garbo, Emanuele Meliga, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Patrizia Presbitero, Sunao Nakamura, Antonio Colombo
Heavily calcified unprotected left main (ULM) disease continues to be a challenging situation and represent a high-risk subset for interventional cardiologist. To date, there are limited data investigating the results after rotational atherectomy (RA) in this setting. The aim of this study was to investigate the in-hospital and 1-year outcomes after RA of heavily calcified ULM lesions. A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on all calcified patients with ULM (n = 86) enrolled in the multicenter international ROTATE registry (overall patients, n = 962)...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270841/conditions-for-autonomous-choice-a-qualitative-study-of-older-adults-experience-of-decision-making-in-tavr
#20
Elisabeth Skaar, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Daniel E Forman, Margrethe Aase Schaufel
BACKGROUND: Patient autonomy is a leading principle in bioethics and a basis for shared decision making. This study explores conditions for an autonomous choice experienced by older adults who recently underwent trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: Qualitative study entailing semi-structured interviews of a purposive sample of ten older (range 73-89, median 83.5 years) adults after TAVR (median 23 days). The study setting was a cardiac department at a university hospital performing TAVR since 2010...
January 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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