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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767807/impact-of-sociodemographic-and-clinical-factors-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-adults-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Youn-Jung Son, Eun Ji Seo
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is more prevalent in older adults than other populations and affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, few studies have investigated HRQoL and clinical factors in older adults with AF. The aim of the current cross-sectional study was to describe HRQoL using an AF-specific QoL instrument and identify factors influencing HRQoL in Korean older adults with AF. Data from 205 patients diagnosed with AF in a tertiary hospital were analyzed. Patients' mean age was 74.24 years and 43...
May 16, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764718/metabolic-syndrome-associates-with-left-atrial-dysfunction
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K Nyman, M Granér, M O Pentikäinen, J Lundbom, A Hakkarainen, R Sirén, M S Nieminen, M-R Taskinen, N Lundbom, K Lauerma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF), but limited data exist on their effect on left atrial (LA) function. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac, hepatic and intra-abdominal ectopic fat depots and cardiometabolic risk factors on LA function in non-diabetic male subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial and hepatic triglyceride contents were measured with 1.5T 1 H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and LA and left ventricular function, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), epicardial and pericardial fat by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 33 men with MetS and 40 men without MetS...
February 21, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761426/predictors-of-self-reported-adherence-to-direct-oral-anticoagulation-in-a-population-of-elderly-men-and-women-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Andrea P Rossi, Roberto Facchinetti, Elena Ferrari, Nicole Nori, Selena Sant, Elena Masciocchi, Elena Zoico, Francesco Fantin, Gloria Mazzali, Mauro Zamboni
There is a general lack of studies evaluating medication adherence with self-report scales for elderly patients in treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The aim of the study was to assess the degree of adherence to DOAC therapy in a population of elderly outpatients aged 65 years or older affected by non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), using the 4-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale, and to identify potential factors, including the geriatric multidimensional evaluation, which can affect adherence in the study population...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759674/population-based-evaluation-of-major-adverse-events-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Michelle Samuel, Mohammad Almohammadi, Meytal Avgil Tsadok, Jacqueline Joza, Cynthia A Jackevicius, Maria Koh, Hassan Behlouli, Atul Verma, Louise Pilote, Vidal Essebag
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and incidence of periprocedural adverse events (AEs) among patients who underwent catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. BACKGROUND: CA is evolving into the mainstay therapy for patients with symptomatic AF refractory to antiarrhythmic medication. However, the safety of CA at the population level over time requires further evaluation. METHODS: A population-based cohort was constructed using administrative databases of all patients who underwent CA between 1999 and 2014 in Quebec and Ontario, Canada...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759619/catheter-ablation-for-cardiac-arrhythmias-utilization-and-in-hospital-complications-2000-to-2013
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Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, Guy Rozen, Ahmed Saleh, Jeena Vaid, Yitschak Biton, Kasra Moazzami, E Kevin Heist, Moussa C Mansour, M Ihsan Kaadan, Mark Vangel, Jeremy N Ruskin
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the utilization of and in-hospital complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation in the United States from 2000 to 2013 by using the National Inpatient Sample and Nationwide Inpatient Sample. BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become a mainstay in the treatment of a wide range of cardiac arrhythmias. METHODS: This study identified patients 18 years of age and older who underwent inpatient catheter ablation from 2000 to 2013 and had 1 primary diagnosis of any of the following arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759532/therapeutic-approaches-to-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-targeting-atrial-fibrosis
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Hans Kottkamp, Doreen Schreiber, Fabian Moser, Andreas Rieger
Atrial fibrosis is the fundamental histopathologic finding in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients and an important predictor of ablation failure beyond pulmonary vein isolation. There is wide variation in the extent and localization of left atrial fibrosis in patients with paroxysmal and nonparoxysmal AF. Box isolation of fibrotic areas is an effective rhythm control concept in patients with paroxysmal AF despite durable pulmonary vein isolation, and this strategy has recently been implemented successfully in initial AF ablation procedures in addition to pulmonary vein isolation for patients with nonparoxysmal AF...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759431/anatomic-parameters-predicting-procedural-difficulty-and-balloon-temperature-predicting-successful-applications-in-individual-pulmonary-veins-during-28-mm-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation
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Takatsugu Kajiyama, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Junji Matsuda, Tomonori Watanabe, Takayuki Niida, Takamitsu Takagi, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Hitoshi Hachiya, Yoshito Iesaka
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify anatomic parameters predicting procedural difficulty in achieving pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and in-procedural predictors of successful applications during second-generation cryoballoon (CB) ablation. BACKGROUND: PV anatomies vary and influence the procedural difficulty during CB PVI. METHODS: In total, 408 initial freezes among 110 patients undergoing PVI for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation using 28-mm second-generation CBs with single 3-min freeze techniques were included...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759426/development-of-nonpulmonary-vein-foci-increases-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Rintaro Hojo, Seiji Fukamizu, Takeshi Kitamura, Yuya Aomyama, Mitsuhiro Nishizaki, Yoichi Kobayashi, Harumizu Sakurada, Masayasu Hiraoka
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to clarify the impact of nonpulmonary vein foci (NPVF) on atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. BACKGROUND: NPVF are considered contributing factors for the recurrence of AF after PV isolation, but their exact role remains unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 216 patients (paroxysmal AF, n = 172; persistent AF, n = 44) who underwent a second electrophysiological study 6 months after the original PV isolation...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755626/the-impact-of-admission-serum-creatinine-on-major-adverse-clinical-events-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Poornima Vinod, Taylor Kann, Shyam Polaconda, Alibel Bello, Mohamed Khayata, Fernando Munoz, Vinod Krishnappa, Rupesh Raina
Background: Impaired renal function has been shown in previous studies to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular adverse events amongst patients admitted for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study investigates the impact of admission serum creatinine (SCr) on major cardiovascular outcomes among STEMI patients undergoing PCI. Methods: A retrospective study of patients admitted for PCI following STEMI was conducted using the National Cardiovascular Database Action Registry (NCDR) at Cleveland Clinic Akron General (CCAG) Hospital...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754921/global-longitudinal-strain-corrected-by-rr-interval-is-a-superior-echocardiographic-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Maria Dons, Jan Skov Jensen, Flemming Javier Olsen, Martina Chantal de Knegt, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Ali Vazir, Tor Biering-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic assessment of systolic and diastolic function during atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging. This study evaluates the prognostic value of strain in patients with AF and suggests a novel approach on how to take into account the varying heart cycle lengths in AF. METHODS: Echocardiograms from 204 patients with AF during examination were analyzed offline. Patients with known heart failure (HF) were excluded. Peak global longitudinal strain (GLS) was averaged from 18 myocardial segments...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754907/measures-of-left-atrial-function-predict-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-stemi-patients-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Daniel Modin, Flemming Javier Olsen, Sune Pedersen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
RATIONALE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Maximal left atrial (LA) volume is the only echocardiographic atrial parameter employed clinically to assess risk of AF development. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine the prognostic value of left atrial functional measures such as left atrial emptying fraction (LAEF) and left atrial expansion index (LAi) in predicting incident AF in the post-STEMI setting...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752398/device-related-thrombus-after-left-atrial-appendage-closure-incidence-predictors-and-outcomes
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Srinivas R Dukkipati, Saibal Kar, David R Holmes, Shephal K Doshi, Vijendra Swarup, Douglas N Gibson, Brijeshwar Maini, Nicole T Gordon, Michael L Main, Vivek Y Reddy
Background -In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the Watchman device prevents thromboembolism from the LAA; however, thrombus may form on the left atrial face of the device, and then potentially embolize. Herein, we studied the incidence, predictors and clinical outcome of device-related thrombus (DRT) using a large series of clinical trial cohorts of patients undergoing Watchman implantation. Methods -We studied the device arms of 4 prospective FDA trials: PROTECT-AF (n=463); PREVAIL (n=269); CAP (n=566); CAP2 (n=578)...
May 11, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751986/delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-incidence-phenotypes-predisposing-and-precipitating-risk-factors-and-effects
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Gianfranco Sanson, Yuliya Khlopenyuk, Sara Milocco, Massimiliano Sartori, Lorella Dreas, Adam Fabiani
BACKGROUND: In cardiac surgical patients little is known about different phenotypes of delirium and how the symptoms fluctuate over time. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate risk factors, incidence, fluctuations, phenotypic characteristics and impact on patients' outcomes of delirium. METHODS: Prospective longitudinal study. In postoperative intensive care unit 199 patient were assessed three-times a day through an adapted versions of the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist...
May 8, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748177/risk-factors-and-temporal-trends-of-complications-associated-with-transvenous-implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-leads
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Jayanthi N Koneru, Paul W Jones, Eric F Hammill, Nicholas Wold, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: The transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead is the most common source of complications in a traditional ICD system. This investigation aims to determine the incidence, predictors, and costs associated with these complications using a large insurance database. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from the OptumLabs™ Data Warehouse, which include diagnosis, physician and procedure codes, and claims from patient hospitalizations, were analyzed...
May 10, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746826/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-and-risk-of-incident-atrial-fibrillation-hospitalisation-in-an-australian-community-based-cohort-the-busselton-health-study
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Kun Zhu, Joseph Hung, Mark Divitini, Kevin Murray, Ee Mun Lim, Andrew St John, John P Walsh, Matthew Knuiman
OBJECTIVE: The identification of individuals at risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a challenge. We investigated whether high-sensitive cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) is an independent predictor of incident atrial fibrillation (AF) hospitalisation in an Australian community-based cohort. METHODS: Serum hs-cTnI was measured in 1641 men and 2189 women in the Busselton Health Study 1994/1995 Cohort aged 25-84 years at baseline. Data on incident AF hospitalisation over 20 years follow-up were obtained by data linkage...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745973/the-prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Asmaa M Abumuamar, Paul Dorian, David Newman, Colin M Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a systemic disorder associated with significant cardiovascular complications. OSA may play a role in the initiation and worsening of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aimed to determine the prevalence and clinical predictors of OSA in patients with AF. HYPOTHESIS: OSA is underdiagnosed in a large number of patients with AF and may not be predicted by conventional clinical indices. METHODS: Consecutive nonselected patients with AF were recruited from different arrhythmia clinics in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743409/impact-of-sinus-node-recovery-time-after-long-standing-atrial-fibrillation-termination-on-the-long-term-outcome-of-catheter-ablation
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Naoko Yamaguchi, Yasuo Okumura, Ichiro Watanabe, Koichi Nagashima, Keiko Takahashi, Kazuki Iso, Ryuta Watanabe, Masaru Arai, Hiroaki Mano, Rikitake Kogawa, Sayaka Kurokawa, Kimie Ohkubo, Toshiko Nakai, Atsushi Hirayama, Kazumasa Sonoda, Toshimasa Tosaka
Atrial electrical and structural remodeling is related to the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation (AF) subsequent to sinus node dysfunction. We investigated the relationship between AF recurrence after catheter ablation and sinus node dysfunction in long-standing persistent AF patients using the sinus node recovery time (SNRT) after defibrillation.Fifty-one consecutive patients who underwent a first ablation for long-standing persistent AF were enrolled. Intracardiac cardioversion was applied before ablation in the absence of any antiarrhythmic drugs, and the power required to defibrillate, number, and SNRT after defibrillation were measured...
May 9, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735255/computed-tomography-predictors-of-mortality-stroke-and-conduction-disturbances-in-women-undergoing-tavr-a-sub-analysis-of-the-win-tavi-registry
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Marco Spaziano, Alaide Chieffo, Yusuke Watanabe, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Thierry Lefèvre, Anna Sonia Petronio, Patrizia Presbitero, Didier Tchetche, Alessandro Iadanza, Nicholas M Van Mieghem, Julinda Mehilli, Roxana Mehran, Marie-Claude Morice
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve calcification patterns were associated with short- and long-term outcomes in previous small observational datasets of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The specific impact of multi detector-row computed tomography (MDCT) findings on outcomes in women has not been reported. We sought to describe the associations between MDCT characteristics and clinical outcomes in a registry of 547 women undergoing TAVI. METHODS: WIN-TAVI is the first all-female registry to study the safety and effectiveness of TAVI in women (n = 1019)...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722469/incidence-of-pericardial-effusion-after-left-atrial-appendage-closure-the-impact-of-underlying-heart-rhythm-data-from-the-ewolution-study
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Boris Schmidt, Timothy R Betts, Horst Sievert, Martin W Bergmann, Stephan Kische, Evgeny Pokushalov, Thomas Schmitz, Felix Meincke, Patrizio Mazzone, Kenneth M Stein, Hüseyin Ince, Lucas V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: Pericardial effusion/tamponade (PE/PT) is a rare but serious complication following left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). It may be speculated that LAA contraction during sinus rhythm (SR) exerts mechanical force on the device that eventually leads to PE. We sought to determine the incidence and predictors of PE following LAAC using Watchman with special emphasis on the underlying heart rhythm during implant. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 47 centers in 13 European countries 1020 patients underwent LAAC and data on baseline rhythm were available from 1010 patients (mean age 73 ± 9 years, 60% male, median CHA2DS2-VASc = 4)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721613/identification-of-dizzy-patients-who-will-develop-an-acute-cerebrovascular-syndrome-a-descriptive-study-among-emergency-department-patients
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I Mármol-Szombathy, E Domínguez-Durán, L Calero-Ramos, S Sánchez-Gómez
PURPOSE: To calculate the incidence of subsequent acute cerebrovascular syndrome in emergency department patients with vertigo or dizziness symptoms and to determine predictors of subsequent acute cerebrovascular syndrome in these patients. METHODS: Descriptive and retrospective hospital based-population study among emergency department patients with vertigo or dizziness symptoms in 1 year. One year follow-up since the medical visit was performed. Chi-square and Fisher tests were used for qualitative variables; Mann-Whitney U test for quantitative variables...
May 2, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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