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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631620/effectiveness-of-pelvic-lead-blanket-to-reduce-the-doses-to-eye-lens-and-hands-of-interventional-cardiologists-and-assistant-nurses
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Włodzimierz Grabowicz, Joanna Karolina Domienik-Andrzejewska, Konrad Masiarek, Tomasz Górnik, Tomasz Grycewicz, Marcin Brodecki, Andrzej Lubiński
The aim of the present study is to analyse quantitatively the potential reduction of the doses to eye lens and the hands of an operator and a nurse by the pelvic lead blanket during coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) were used to assess dose levels to left eye lens and left and right fingers of both physician and nurses during single procedures performed with or without lead blanket. The measurements were carried out in one medical centre and include dosimetric data from100 procedures...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631210/carcinoid-heart-disease-a%C3%A2-guide-for-screening-and-timing-of-surgical-intervention
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REVIEW
E A Hart, T A Meijs, R C A Meijer, K M Dreijerink, M E Tesselaar, C A de Groot, G D Valk, S A J Chamuleau
The cardiac manifestations of a neuroendocrine tumour are referred to as carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) and are associated with a poor prognosis. Surgical intervention is the only proven therapeutic option and may prolong survival and quality of life. No consensus has been reached internationally with regard to screening for CaHD and the optimal timing for surgery. Although limited evidence is available on this matter, a trend towards early surgery and subsequent reduced mortality has been observed. In this review we provide an overview of the current understanding and propose a protocol to guide cardiologists in the screening for CaHD and the timing of referral to a specialised surgical centre...
June 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627231/a-novel-risk-scoring-system-to-predict-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-cha2ds2-vasc-cf-score
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Harun Kundi, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Ahmet Korkmaz, Gokhan Cicek, Ender Ornek, Mehmet Ileri
The present study aimed to determine the long-term prognostic validity of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In addition, we formulated a novel scoring system, the CHA2DS2-VASc-CF (which includes cigarette smoking and a family history of coronary artery disease as risk factors). This study included 4373 consecutive patients with AMI who presented to the emergency department of our hospital and underwent cardiac catheterization procedures between December 2009 and September 2016...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624249/the-role-of-3-d-heart-models-in-planning-and-executing-interventional-procedures
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REVIEW
Elena K Grant, Laura J Olivieri
Percutaneous interventions aimed at addressing congenital and structural heart disease are simultaneously becoming more common and more complex as time progresses. An increasing number of heart defects that had previously required open heart surgery can now be successfully addressed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Adequate preprocedural preparation for these novel, complex procedures is critical to ensure their success. Diagnostic data can be collected before the intervention and displayed in multiple formats during the procedure...
February 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622945/safety-of-intracoronary-provocative-testing-for-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-spasm
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Giuseppe Ciliberti, Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Juan Carlos Kaski
AIMS: Systematic review of literature to evaluate safety of intracoronary (i.c.) pharmacologic testing with acetylcholine (ACh), or ergonovine (ERGO), to induce coronary artery spasm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Review of all relevant publications using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases yielded 10 publications, totalling 9,444 patients. Prevalence of provoked spasm varied from 2.3% to 54.7% of patients tested in the selected studies. The wide variability in prevalence was due to heterogeneity of study populations and provocation protocols...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621180/interview-with-derek-connolly
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Derek Leslie Connolly
Dr Derek Connolly speaks to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Derek Leslie Connolly is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham City Hospital (UK). He qualified from the University of Edinburgh (UK) summa cum laude in Pharmacology in 1985 and in Medicine in 1988 where he was the Brunton Medalist. As a Carnegie scholar at the University of California San Diego (CA, USA) he saw the early promise of angioplasty and changed his career plan from cardiac surgery to coronary intervention...
June 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608519/catheter-based-anatomic-and-functional-assessment-of-coronary-arteries-in-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-myocardial-bridges-and-kawasaki-disease
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Athar M Qureshi, Hitesh Agrawal
Most diagnostic testing in patients with anomalous aortic origins of coronary arteries, myocardial bridges, and coronary artery changes after Kawasaki disease are performed with the use of noninvasive techniques. In some cases, however, further diagnostic information is needed to guide the clinician in treating these patients. In such instances, cardiac catheterization with invasive anatomic and functional testing is an invaluable tool. Moreover, interventional treatment in the cardiac catheterization laboratory may be performed in a small subset of these patients...
June 13, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601385/echocardiographic-fluoroscopic-fusion-imaging-in-transseptal-puncture-a-new-technology-for-an-old-procedure
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Francesco F Faletra, Luigi Biasco, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Marco Moccetti, Elena Pasotti, Laura Anna Leo, Giorgio Cautilli, Tiziano Moccetti, Mark J Monaghan
In an era of catheter-based structural heart disease and left-side electrophysiologic interventions, transseptal puncture (TSP) is probably the most common transcatheter procedure. Experienced interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists may safely perform TSP using fluoroscopic guidance alone. However, at present TSP is usually the first step in complex percutaneous catheter-based structural heart disease procedures and necessitate a precise site-specific TSP. Thus, in these procedures most interventional cardiologists perform TSP under fluoroscopic and two- or three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic guidance...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599642/regional-and-hospital-variations-in-the-extent-of-decline-in-the-proportion-of-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-performed-for-nonacute-indications-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Fu-Wen Liang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Hsin-Min Wu, Jo-Chi Lee, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: The volume and percentage of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) performed for nonacute indications have declined in the United States since 2007. However, little is known if similar trends occurred in Taiwan. METHODS: We used data from Taiwan National Health Insurance inpatient claims to examine the regional and hospital variations in the extent of decline in the percentage of nonacute indication PCIs from 2007 to 2012. RESULTS: The volume of total PCIs persistently increased from 29,032 in 2007 to 35,811 in 2010 and 37,426 in 2012...
June 9, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596817/cardiovascular-assessment-in-liver-transplant-for-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-patients-what-we-do-what-we-should-do
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REVIEW
Yolanda Sanchez-Torrijos, Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero-Gómez
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing considerably due to the current lifestyle, which means that it is becoming one of the main indications for liver transplantation. On the other hand, there is a strong association between NAFLD and cardiovascular disease. This has been evidenced in many studies revealing a higher presence of carotid plaques or carotid intima-media thickness, leading to cardiovascular events and, ultimately, mortality. According to the liver transplant guidelines, screening for heart disease in transplant candidates should be performed by electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiography while a stress echocardiogram should be reserved for those with more than two cardiovascular risk factors or greater than 50 years old...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588834/successful-bailout-stenting-strategy-against-lethal-coronary-dissection-involving-left-main-bifurcation
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Hiroshi Kubota, Tetsuya Nomura, Yusuke Hori, Kenichi Yoshioka, Daisuke Miyawaki, Ryota Urata, Takeshi Sugimoto, Masakazu Kikai, Natsuya Keira, Tetsuya Tatsumi
Catheter-induced coronary dissection involving left main bifurcation is a rare complication during cardiac catheterization but can become lethal unless it is treated appropriately. Interventional cardiologists always have to pay attention to the risk of complications related to cardiac catheterization and prepare for determining the best bailout strategy for the situation.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587730/deep-brain-stimulation-failure-due-to-external-cardioversion-in-a-patient-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Michał Sobstyl, Małgorzata Michałowska, Urszula Fiszer, Mirosław Ząbek
We report a case of deep brain stimulation (DBS) hardware failure due to emergently performed subcutaneous coronary angioplasties complicated by cardioversion for rapid worsening of angina pectoris and some trouble shooting problems emerged after invasive cardiovascular procedures. The patient with prior implantation of permanent pacemaker due to vasovagal syndrome underwent successful left-sided unilateral electrode implantation into the subthalamic nucleus. During 21 months follow-up period the patient experienced 2 times episodes of aggravation of unstable angina pectoris 15 and 21 months respectively, which necessities emergent coronary angioplasties...
May 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587699/accurate-diagnosis-of-chd-by-paediatricians-with-expertise-in-cardiology
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Hannah C Jacob, Hannah Massey, Robert W M Yates, A Wilfred Kelsall
Introduction Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology assess children with a full history, examination, and often perform an echocardiogram. A minority are then referred to an outreach clinic run jointly with a visiting paediatric cardiologist. The accuracy of the echocardiography diagnosis made by the Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology is unknown. Materials and methods We conducted a retrospective review of clinic letters for children seen in the outreach clinic for the first time between March, 2004 and March, 2011...
June 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586317/right-lateral-versus-left-lateral-view-for-forearm-coronary-angiography-an-operator-radiation-exposure-and-image-quality-study
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Elena Rodríguez-González, Miguel Castanedo-Álvarez, Ebrey León-Aliz, Jaime Benitez-Peyrat, Juan Francisco Oteo, Mónica Hernández-Hernández, Alfredo Montes-Uruén, Josebe Gorigolzarri-Artaza, María Alejandra Restrepo-Córdoba, Xavier Pifarré-Martínez, Javier Goicolea, Arturo García-Touchard
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the operator radiation exposure (ORE) and the image quality in a coronary angiography (CA) of the standard left lateral view (LLV) and compare it with an alternative right lateral view (RLV). BACKGROUND: Interventional cardiologists are exposed to high doses of scatter radiation, especially in angulated projections. METHODS: We prospectively included consecutive patients who underwent diagnostic CA...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567710/the-preoperative-cardiology-consultation-indications-and-risk-modification
#15
M W Groot, A Spronk, S E Hoeks, R J Stolker, F van Lier
BACKGROUND: The cardiologist is regularly consulted preoperatively by anaesthesiologists. However, insights into the efficiency and usefulness of these consultations are unclear. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 24,174 preoperatively screened patients ≥18 years scheduled for elective non-cardiac surgery, which resulted in 273 (1%) referrals to the cardiologist for further preoperative evaluation. Medical charts were reviewed for patient characteristics, main reason for referring, requested diagnostic tests, interventions, adjustment in medical therapy, 30-day mortality and major adverse cardiac events...
May 31, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567119/direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-digestive-bleeding-therapeutic-management-and-preventive-measures
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REVIEW
David Deutsch, Christian Boustière, Emile Ferrari, Pierre Albaladejo, Pierre-Emmanuel Morange, Robert Benamouzig
The use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) was an important step forward in the management of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (VTE). The DOACs, anti-IIa for dabigatran and anti-Xa for rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban, all have a rapid onset of action and a short half life. There is no need for routine hemostasis testing for treatment monitoring of a DOAC. Compared with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), DOACs may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (relative risk 1.25). Withholding the DOAC treatment, evaluating the time of the last intake and estimating the patient's renal function are the first steps in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566816/a-roadmap-for-the-aspiring-interventional-pediatric-cardiologist
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EDITORIAL
Raman Krishna Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556851/perceptions-of-radiation-safety-training-among-interventionalists-in-south-africa
#18
André Rose, William Ian Rae
Exposure to ionising radiation may have deterministic and stochastic health effects, which include skin changes, chromosomal aberrations, cataracts and carcinomas. Formalised training in radiation safety and protection improves knowledge on the subject and facilitates greater compliance in safety practices. This qualitative study included 54 interventionalists (adult and paediatric cardiologists, and interventional radiologists). The participants were purposively selected and interviewed to explore their perceptions about radiation safety...
May 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555593/3d-printed-models-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-fistulae-anatomical-assessment-and-interventional-planning
#19
María de Las Nieves Velasco Forte, Nick Byrne, Israel Valverde Perez, Aaron Bell, Gorka Gómez-Ciriza, Thomas Krasemann, Horst Sievert, John Simpson, Kuberan Pushparajah, Reza Razavi, Shakeel Qureshi, Tarique Hussain
AIMS: Coronary artery fistulae represent one of the most challenging anatomical defects to define accurately. We investigated the additional benefit conferred by volume-rendering of tomographic images and 3D-printing for diagnosis and interventional planning. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four cases of coronary fistulae were considered for transcatheter closure. Multidetector computed tomography (3 cases) or Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (1 case) images were acquired and segmented using Mimics software...
May 30, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554206/concentration-of-high-cost-patients-in-hospitals-and-markets
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Nancy D Beaulieu, Karen E Joynt, Robert Wild, Ashish K Jha
OBJECTIVES: Although we know that healthcare costs are concentrated among a small number of patients, we know much less about the concentration of these costs among providers or markets. This is important because it could help us to understand why some patients are higher-cost compared with others and enable us to develop interventions to reduce costs for these patients. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: We used a 20% sample of Medicare fee-for-service claims data from 2011 and 2012, and defined high-cost patients as those in the top 10% of standardized costs...
April 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
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