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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228467/gender-differences-in-clinical-presentation-and-1-year-outcomes-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Francisco M Ojeda, Markus Lucerna, Nargiz Rzayeva, Stefan Blankenberg, Harald Darius, Dipak Kotecha, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to examine gender differences in clinical presentation, management and prognosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: In 6412 patients, 39.7% women, of the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation, we examined gender differences in symptoms, risk factors, therapies and 1-year incidence of adverse outcomes. RESULTS: Men with AF were on average younger than women (mean±SD: 70...
February 22, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217312/received-and-needed-social-support-in-relation-to-sociodemographic-and-socio-economic-factors-in-a-population-of-people-on-sick-leave-due-to-heart-failure
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Lena Nordgren, Anne Söderlund
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine differences between sociodemographic and socio-economic factors for perceptions of received and needed social support in a population of people on sick leave due to heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cross-sectional design was used. A postal questionnaire was distributed to all people in Sweden who had been sick listed due to heart failure during March to May 2012 (N = 1297). The questionnaire measured perceptions of received and needed social support from managers, colleagues at work, family and friends...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193165/cardiorenal-anemia-syndrome-and-survival-among-heart-failure-patients-in-tanzania-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Pedro Pallangyo, Francis Fredrick, Smita Bhalia, Paulina Nicholaus, Peter Kisenge, Benjamin Mtinangi, Mohamed Janabi, Stephen Humphrey
BACKGROUND: Cardiorenal anemia syndrome (CRAS) is an evolving global epidemic associated with increased morbimortality and cost of care. The management of patients with CRAS remains a challenging undertaking worldwide and the lack of evidence-based clinical guidelines adds to the challenge. We aimed to explore the prevalence and survival rates of heart failure patients with CRAS in Tanzania. METHODS: We screened 789 patients and consecutively recruited 463 who met the inclusion criteria...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178047/takotsubo-syndrome-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-during-emergency-cesarean-delivery
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Katrina Kraft, Matthias Graf, Martin Karch, Ricardo Felberbaum
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome is a rare, stress-related, and reversible form of acute heart failure primarily affecting postmenopausal women. It is characterized by left ventricular dysfunction with a classic apical and midventricular wall motion abnormality (apical ballooning). CASE: A 28-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 1, at 30 4/7 weeks of gestation was admitted with fetal bradycardia, a fully dilated cervix, and breech presentation. During emergency cesarean delivery, the patient had intraoperative cardiac arrest...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169090/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-canadian-aboriginal-and-non-aboriginal-women
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Shuangbo Liu, Sobia A Zuberi, Amrit A Malik, Brett M Hiebert, Allan Schaffer, Shelley Zieroth, Francisco J Cordova
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a heterogeneous condition characterized by heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] < 45%) in the absence of an alternative cause and a previous diagnosis of cardiomyopathy. The Aboriginal population (Inuit, First Nations, Metis) of Canada often has barriers to health care, which can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment. Our objectives are to describe PPCM in a Canadian population, and to determine if Canadian Aboriginal women have worse clinical outcomes than non-Aboriginal women...
November 11, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160037/effect-of-comorbidities-on-the-association-between-age-and-hospital-mortality-after-fall-related-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients
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A Padrón-Monedero, T López-Cuadrado, I Galán, E V Martínez-Sánchez, P Martin, R Fernández-Cuenca
The relation between age and mortality after hip fracture was analyzed in elderly patients. 5.5% of the 31,884 patients died. Compared to those 65-74 years old, the multivariate OR for mortality for those 75-84 and ≥85 were 2.11 (95% CI: 1.61-2.77) and 4.10 (95% CI: 3.14-5.35). PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of Elixhauser comorbidities on the relation between age and mortality after hip fracture in elderly patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of the population ≥65 years old hospitalized in Spain in 2013 with a diagnosis of fall-related hip fracture in the Basic Minimum Set Data (BMSD)...
February 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159452/should-women-have-different-ecg-criteria-for-crt-than-men
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REVIEW
Noel S Lee, Felice Lin, Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green
One of the key aspects of heart failure management is whether patients should be considered for device therapy. Clinical trials, which have employed QRS duration and morphology as measures of left ventricular dyssynchrony, have demonstrated the morbidity and mortality benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Women, however, are underrepresented in these trials, the basis of which current guidelines and standards of care are derived. Despite low enrollment of women, several studies highlight the statistically significant improvement in risk reduction that women gain from cardiac resynchronization therapy compared to men...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151819/epidemiology-of-cardiac-arrest-during-hospitalization-for-delivery-in-canada-a-nationwide-study
#18
Mrinalini Balki, Shiliang Liu, Juan Andrés León, Leyla Baghirzada
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare and devastating condition with high mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to generate information about maternal cardiac arrest in Canada by examining the frequency, temporal incidence, associated conditions, potential etiologies, and survival rates. METHODS: This retrospective population-based study used hospitalization data from the discharge abstract database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information relating to obstetric deliveries in Canada from April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2015...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134404/-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-recurrence-in-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
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Francesco Caccetta, Maurizio Caroppo, Fernando Musio, Anna Mudoni, Antonella Accogli, Maria Dolores Zacheo, Domenica Burzo, Rolando Mangia, Michele Accogli, Vitale Nuzzo
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (CT) is a syndrome characterized by an acute and transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic abnormalities suggestive of acute coronary syndrome, chest pain and/or dyspnea, left ventricular mid-apical segments akinesia and normal coronary angiography. It is mainly observed in postmenopausal women after an intense physical or mental stress. The course is usually favourable but sometimes severe complications occur. The recurrence rate is 2-10%. We present the case of a recurrence of CT in a female, 79 years old, with hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 who was admitted to the emergency room for dyspnea and vomiting...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106016/gender-related-differences-in-presentation-and-treatment-of-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-ramses-study
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Volkan Doğan, Özcan Başaran, Osman Beton, Mehmet Tekinalp, Ahmet Çağrı Aykan, Ezgi Kalaycıoğlu, İsmail Bolat, Onur Taşar, Özgen Şafak, Macit Kalçık, Cevat Kırma, Murat Biteker
OBJECTIVE: Gender is an important feature in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study investigated gender-related differences in patients with AF in Turkey. METHODS: As a part of RAMSES (ReAl-life Multicenter Survey Evaluating Stroke prevention strategies in Turkey, NCT02344901) study, information of the patients with AF who successively applied to the hospital was analyzed. This cross-sectional, multicenter, nationwide observational study enrolled 6264 non-valvular AF (NVAF) outpatients (55...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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