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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449107/the-role-of-dyadic-confidence-on-engagement-in-heart-failure-care-behaviors
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Karen S Lyons, Jill M Gelow, Shirin O Hiatt, James O Mudd, Jonathan Auld, Christopher V Chien, Christopher S Lee
Background and Objectives: Increasingly, older adults and their families are expected to manage complex conditions with little support. In the case of heart failure (HF), symptom monitoring and management are critical in preventing acute exacerbations and poor clinical outcomes. The current study examined the role of dyadic confidence on engagement in HF care behaviors by patients and their spouses. Research Design and Methods: A cross-sectional design was used to examine 60 couples living with HF...
April 26, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442126/usefulness-of-serial-measurements-of-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-by-vscan-tm-to-identify-patients-with-heart-failure-at-high-risk-of-hospitalization
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Raj M Khandwalla, Kade T Birkeland, Raymond Zimmer, Timothy D Henry, Roland Nazarian, Madhuri Sudan, James Mirocha, Jeena Cha, Ilan Kedan
Estimation of volume status is integral to heart failure (HF) management. Measurement of inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter (IVCd) by ultrasound provides a noninvasive estimate of right atrial pressures. The GE Vscan is a handheld ultrasound (HHU) device that allows for point-of-care measurements to assess volume status. We hypothesize that IVCd measurements using HHU can predict the risk of HF admission. We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of patients with HF treated in an ambulatory care setting over 17 months...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429542/study-of-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients-swift
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Alon Barsheshet, Valentina Kutyifa, Theodora Vamvouris, Arthur J Moss, Yitschak Biton, Leway Chen, Eugene Storozynsky, Chingping Wan, Steven J Szymkiewicz, Ilan Goldenberg
INTRODUCTION: The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) may allow stabilization until reassessment for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) among high-risk HF patients. However, there are limited data on the WCD benefit in the acute decompensated HF setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Study of the Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Advanced Heart-Failure Patients (SWIFT) was a prospective clinical trial carried out at two medical centers. Patients hospitalized with advanced HF symptoms and reduced left ventricular ejection function (LVEF) were enrolled and prescribed a WCD prior to discharge for a total of 3 months...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424040/challenges-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
#4
Sarah Soo-Hoo, Jenny Seong, Brandon R Porten, Nedaa Skeik
Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic vasculitis of unknown etiology characterized by inflammation of the aorta and its main branches. Although Takayasu arteritis mostly affects women of childbearing age, there is a paucity in the literature on pregnancy associated with Takayasu arteritis. Pregnant patients are at increased risk of cardiovascular complications, including hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may jeopardize both maternal and fetal outcomes. Furthermore, optimal management has not yet been established for pregnant patients with Takayasu arteritis, posing a clinical challenge...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407464/practical-management-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#5
Mi-Jeong Kim, Mi-Seung Shin
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy that causes systolic heart failure (HF) in previously healthy young women. Despite latest remarkable achievement, unifying pathophysiologic mechanism is not well established. Considering close temporal relationship to pregnancy, the recent prolactin theory is promising. Abnormal short form of 16-kDa prolactin may be produced in the oxidative stress milieu, show anti-angiogenic effect and damage cardiovascular structure in late pregnancy. Future study is needed to determine whether abnormal prolactin system is useful as a biomarker for diagnosis and therapy of PPCM...
April 14, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398917/emotion-regulation-and-perceptions-of-illness-coherence-and-controllability-on-regimen-adherence-and-negative-cardiac-health-events-in-african-american-women-with-heart-failure
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Kelly L Wierenga
BACKGROUND: African American women with heart failure (HF) have stressors that negatively impact HF self-management adherence and heighten the occurrence of negative cardiac health events. Perceptions of illness coherence and controllability and emotion regulation are known to facilitate self-management in the face of stressors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether difficulties with emotion regulation and negative perceptions of illness coherence and controllability are detrimental to adherence and increase negative cardiac health events in this patient population...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394012/clinical-profile-and-management-of-outpatients-with-non-ischemic-and-non-hypertensive-systolic-heart-failure-analysis-of-the-polish-data-help-registry
#7
Justyna M Krzysztofik, Beata Kurian, Waldemar Banasiak, Ewa A Jankowska, Piotr Ponikowski
BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery disease and arterial hypertension are the most common etiologies underlying heart failure (HF), there are still many patients present with non-ischemic and non-hypertensive HF whose management remains very challenging. In this research study the clinical profile and applied treatment of patients with HF without coronary artery disease or hypertension versus patients with known etiology of HF (ischemic/hypertensive) were compared. METHODS: Clinical data about 5563 patients with stable systolic HF were obtained from prospective multicenter DATA-HELP registry performed between October and December 2009 in ambulatory clinics in Poland, in which 500 cardiologists and 290 GPs participated...
April 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385785/imatinib-and-spironolactone-suppress-hepcidin-expression
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Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka, Ana Rita da Silva, Debora Call, Joana Neves, Nikolai Schmeer, Georg Damm, Daniel Seehofer, Martina U Muckenthaler
Disorders of iron metabolism are largely attributed to an excessive or insufficient expression of hepcidin, the master regulator of systemic iron homeostasis. Here, we investigated whether drugs targeting genetic regulators of hepcidin can affect iron homeostasis. We focused our efforts on drugs approved for clinical use to enable repositioning strategies and/or to reveal iron-related side effects of widely prescribed therapeutics. To identify hepcidin-modulating therapeutics, we reevaluated data generated by a genome-wide RNAi screen for hepcidin regulators...
April 6, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366517/risks-of-adverse-events-in-advanced-ckd-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort-cric-study
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Morgan E Grams, Wei Yang, Casey M Rebholz, Xue Wang, Anna C Porter, Lesley A Inker, Edward Horwitz, James H Sondheimer, L Lee Hamm, Jiang He, Matthew R Weir, Bernard G Jaar, Tariq Shafi, Lawrence J Appel, Chi-Yuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: People with advanced chronic kidney disease are at risk for the development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but also many other adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and death. Determination of risk factors that explain the variability in prognosis and timing of these adverse outcomes can aid patient counseling and medical decision making. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective research cohort. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,798 participants with estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs)<30mL/min/1...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341372/evaluation-of-remote-dielectric-sensing-reds-technology-guided-therapy-for-decreasing-heart-failure-re-hospitalizations
#10
Offer Amir, Tuvia Ben-Gal, Jean Marc Weinstein, Jorge Schliamser, Daniel Burkhoff, Aharon Abbo, William T Abraham
OBJECTIVE: We tested whether remote dielectric sensing (ReDS)-directed fluid management reduces readmissions in patients recently hospitalized for heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Pulmonary congestion is the most common cause of worsening HF leading to hospitalization. Accurate remote monitoring of lung fluid volume may guide optimal treatment and prevent re-hospitalization. ReDS technology is a quantitative non-invasive method for measuring absolute lung fluid volume...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323195/left-ventricular-assist-device-related-infections-a-multicentric-study
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S Siméon, E Flécher, M Revest, M Niculescu, J-C Roussel, M Michel, P Leprince, P Tattevin
OBJECTIVES: Implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a major therapeutic progress for end-stage heart failure in selected patients. As their use is expanding, infectious complications are emerging, with limited data available to guide their management. We aimed to better characterize LVAD-related infections. METHODS: We enrolled all consecutive patients diagnosed with LVAD-related infections in 3 referral centers in France, using standardized definition of infections in patients with LVAD...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318353/gender-differences-in-sexual-interest-or-activity-among-adults-with-symptomatic-heart-failure
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Stacy Fischer, David Bekelman
CONTEXT: Problems with sexual function can have a detrimental effect on quality of life. Symptomatic heart failure has been associated with problems with sexual function, although the majority of reports are focused on men and erectile dysfunction. Understanding women's perception of and gender differences in problems with sexual function in heart failure could yield new insights. OBJECTIVES: To determine the gender differences in reporting and bothersomeness of problems with sexual function, defined as sexual interest or activity...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316006/management-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-current-challenges-and-future-directions
#13
REVIEW
Bharathi Upadhya, Dalane W Kitzman
Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is the most common form of HF in patients older than 65 years. Among elderly women living in the community, HFpEF comprises nearly 90% of incident HF cases. The health and economic impact of HFpEF is at least as great as that of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), with similar severity of acute hospitalization rates and substantial mortality. Despite the importance of HFpEF, our understanding of its pathophysiology is incomplete, and optimal treatment remains largely undefined...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314442/-adult-congenital-heart-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-issues
#14
Magalie Ladouceur, Florence Pontnau, Laurence Iserin
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is continuously increasing with now a higher prevalence than that of the pediatric population. This concerns above all complex congenital heart diseases. Heart failure is the primary cause of death followed by arrhythmia, which is very common in ACHD. A specialized follow-up by dedicated centers is significantly associated with an improvement of survival of ACHD patients compared to non-expert follow-up. Extracardiac disorders (liver, kidney, respiratory) are frequent and require an accurate and specific management...
March 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289007/ischemia-and-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-inoca-developing-evidence-based-therapies-and-research-agenda-for-the-next-decade
#15
REVIEW
C Noel Bairey Merz, Carl J Pepine, Mary Norine Walsh, Jerome L Fleg
The Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee of the American College of Cardiology, in conjunction with interested parties (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, American Heart Association, and European Society of Cardiology), convened a working group to develop a consensus on the syndrome of myocardial ischemia with no obstructive coronary arteries. In general, these patients have elevated risk for a cardiovascular event (including acute coronary syndrome, heart failure hospitalization, stroke, and repeat cardiovascular procedures) compared with reference subjects and appear to be at higher risk for development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction...
March 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285457/group-a-streptococcus-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-clinical-considerations
#16
REVIEW
Liesl J Zühlke, Andrea Beaton, Mark E Engel, Christopher T Hugo-Hamman, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Ntobeko Ntusi, Anna P Ralph, Anita Saxena, Pierre R Smeesters, David Watkins, Peter Zilla, Jonathan Carapetis
Early recognition of group A streptococcal pharyngitis and appropriate management with benzathine penicillin using local clinical prediction rules together with validated rapi-strep testing when available should be incorporated in primary health care. A directed approach to the differential diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever now includes the concept of low-risk versus medium-to-high risk populations. Initiation of secondary prophylaxis and the establishment of early medium to long-term care plans is a key aspect of the management of ARF...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284524/evaluation-of-atrial-fibrillation-management-and-cardiovascular-risk-profile-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Gediminas Račkauskas, Vytautas Zabiela, Germanas Marinskis, Arvydas Baranauskas, Deimilė Balkutė, Justina Alunderytė, Aras Puodžiūkynas, Tomas Kazakevičius, Vilius Kviesulaitis, Audrius Aidietis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study to investigate the most frequent risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF), co-morbidities, complications associated with AF and the use of anticoagulants and other medications in patients who were referred to university hospitals in Lithuania. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled consecutive inpatients and outpatients with AF presenting to cardiologists in the two biggest Lithuanian university hospitals from November 2013 to May 2014...
February 20, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282304/the-digital-drag-and-drop-pillbox-design-and-feasibility-of-a-skill-based-education-model-to-improve-medication-management
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Bradi B Granger, Susan C Locke, Margaret Bowers, Tenita Sawyer, Howard Shang, Amy P Abernethy, Richard A Bloomfield, Catherine L Gilliss
OBJECTIVE: We present the design and feasibility testing for the "Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox" (D-3 Pillbox), a skill-based educational approach that engages patients and providers, measures performance, and generates reports of medication management skills. METHODS: A single-cohort convenience sample of patients hospitalized with heart failure was taught pill management skills using a tablet-based D-3 Pillbox. Medication reconciliation was conducted, and aptitude, performance (% completed), accuracy (% correct), and feasibility were measured...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271625/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-from-the-worldwide-registry-on-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-ppcm-eurobservational-research-programme-in-conjunction-with-the-heart-failure-association-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-study-group-on-ppcm
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Karen Sliwa, Alexandre Mebazaa, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Mark C Petrie, Aldo P Maggioni, Cecile Laroche, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Maria Schaufelberger, Luigi Tavazzi, Peter van der Meer, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Petar Seferovic, Karin van Spandonck-Zwarts, Amam Mbakwem, Michael Böhm, Frederic Mouquet, Burkert Pieske, Roger Hall, Piotre Ponikowski, Johann Bauersachs
AIMS: The purpose of this study is to describe disease presentation, co-morbidities, diagnosis and initial therapeutic management of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) living in countries belonging to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) vs. non-ESC countries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 500 patients with PPCM entered by 31 March 2016, we report on data of the first 411 patients with completed case record forms (from 43 countries) entered into this ongoing registry...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238509/preconception-counseling-predicting-risk-and-outcomes-in-women-with-mwho-3-and-4-heart-disease
#20
Matthew Cauldwell, Sarah Ghonim, Anselm Uebing, Lorna Swan, Philip J Steer, Michael Gatzoulis, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: All women with CHD, especially those with more severe disease, should be offered preconception counseling (PCC), to discuss the risk of complications and to plan a future pregnancy. Several scoring system have been devised to estimate the risk of adverse events in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease (HD) and while comparisons have been made across the whole population, none have focused on the high-risk population. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study that included women classed as modified WHO (mWHO) 3 and 4 who had a pregnancy from at least 20weeks gestation between 1994 and 2015 managed within our institution...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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