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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319404/gender-differences-in-utilization-of-specialized-heart-failure-clinics
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Lusine Abrahamyan, Yeva Sahakyan, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Murray Krahn, Valeria E Rac
BACKGROUND: Although heart failure (HF) prevalence is equally high among men and women, observed differences in the provision of care are still not fully understood. We sought to evaluate gender differences in patient profiles, diagnostic testing, medication prescription, and referrals in specialized multidisciplinary ambulatory HF clinics in Ontario. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical chart abstraction was conducted first by randomly selecting 9 (out of 34) HF clinics in Ontario, and then by randomly selecting 100 patient records in each clinic...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317139/female-gender-and-mortality-risk-in-decompensated-heart-failure
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Domenico Scrutinio, Pietro Guida, Andrea Passantino, Rocco Lagioia, Rosa Raimondo, Mario Venezia, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Miriam Stucchi, Maria Frigerio
BACKGROUND: Still there is conflicting evidence about gender-related differences in prognosis among patients with heart failure. This prognostic uncertainty may have implications for risk stratification and planning management strategy. The aim of the present study was to explore the association between gender and one-year mortality in patients admitted with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS: We studied 1513 patients. The Cumulative Incidence Function (CIF) method was used to estimate the absolute rate of mortality, heart transplantation (HT)/ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation, and survival free of HT/VAD implantation at 1year...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284897/the-cumulative-incidence-of-stroke-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure-and-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Nabil Naser, Mehmed Kulic, Mirza Dilic, Alen Dzubur, Azra Durak, Esad Pepic, Elnur Smajic, Zumreta Kusljugic
Introduction: Atrial fibrillation represents the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice. By year 2030, 14-17 million AF patients are anticipated in the European Union. Atrial fibrillation remains one of the major causes of stroke, heart failure, sudden death all over the world. Research Objectives: The objective of our study is to determine the cardiac and cerebrovascular events (myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke, sudden cardiac death) and their cumulative incidence during 11 years follow up period...
October 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249430/prevalence-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-young-women-with-acute-ischemic-heart-disease
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Giulio Cavalli, Alessandro Tomelleri, Davide Di Napoli, Elena Baldissera, Lorenzo Dagna
OBJECTIVES: Takayasu arteritis (TA), a systemic vasculitis typically occurring in female patients aged ≤40, can affect coronary arteries and cause ischemic heart disease (IHD). In this study, we investigated the prevalence of TA in young women presenting with IHD in the Emergency Department. METHODS: We evaluated hospital records of 158,860 consecutive female patients aged <40, who accessed the Emergency Department of our institution over 8 consecutive years (2007-2015)...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237710/short-term-outcomes-and-factors-associated-with-adverse-events-among-adults-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-after-treatment-for-acute-heart-failure
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Dana R Sax, Dustin G Mark, Renee Y Hsia, Thida C Tan, Grace H Tabada, Alan S Go
BACKGROUND: Although 80% of patients with heart failure seen in the emergency department (ED) are admitted, less is known about short-term outcomes and demand for services among discharged patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined adult members of a large integrated delivery system who visited an ED for acute heart failure and were discharged from January 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014. The primary outcome was a composite of repeat ED visit, hospital admission, or death within 7 days of discharge...
December 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206703/palliative-care-needs-of-heart-failure-patients-in-china-putting-people-first
#6
Ping Guo, Richard Harding, Irene J Higginson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recognizing the rising prevalence of heart failure in China, patients with heart failure have substantial palliative needs. This review highlights recent evidence on the epidemic of heart failure, identifies needs and potential benefit of palliative care in heart failure, and sets future strategic policy and research directions in China. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiological studies demonstrate the prevalence of heart failure among women is higher than men in China and increases substantially with age...
November 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187387/prognostic-value-of-serial-galectin-3-measurements-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Laura C van Vark, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Sara J Baart, Douwe Postmus, Yigal M Pinto, Rudolf A de Boer, Folkert W Asselbergs, Elly M C J Wajon, Joke G Orsel, Eric Boersma, Hans L Hillege, K Martijn Akkerhuis
BACKGROUND: Several clinical studies have evaluated the association between galectin-3 levels and outcome in patients with heart failure (HF). However, little is known about the predictive value of repeated galectin-3 measurements. This study evaluates the prognostic value of repeated time-dependent galectin-3 measurements in acute HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the TRIUMPH (Translational Initiative on Unique and Novel Strategies for Management of Patients with Heart Failure) clinical cohort study, 496 acute HF patients were enrolled in 14 hospitals in The Netherlands, between 2009 and 2014...
November 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187188/massive-pelvic-recurrence-of-uterine-leiomyomatosis-with-intracaval-intracardiac-extension-video-case-report-and-literature-review
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Lidia Castagneto Gissey, Germano Mariano, Layla Musleh, Pasquale Lepiane, Marco Colasanti, Roberto L Meniconi, Federico Ranocchi, Francesco Musumeci, Mario Antonini, Giuseppe M Ettorre
BACKGROUND: Uterine leiomyomas represent the gynecological neoplasm with the highest prevalence worldwide. This apparently benign pathological entity may permeate into the venous system causing the so-called intravenous leiomyomatosis of the uterus (IVL). IVL may seldom extend to large caliber veins and reach the right cardiac chambers or pulmonary arteries and cause signs of right sided congestive heart failure and sudden death. Due to its low incidence, however, IVL with intracardiac extension is often misdiagnosed resulting in deferred treatment...
November 29, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184613/gender-differences-among-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-the-middle-east
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Aliah Ali Khesroh, Faisal Al-Roumi, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Sreeja Attur, Wafa Rashed, Mohammad Zubaid
Background: There is controversy regarding the relationship between gender and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Objective: To study the impact of gender on presentation, management, and mortality among patients with ACS in the Middle East. Methodology: From January 2012 to January 2013, 4057 patients with ACS were enrolled from four Arabian Gulf countries (Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar), representing more than 85% of the general hospitals in each of the participating countries...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164946/chronic-heart-failure-management-in-primary-healthcare-in-poland-results-of-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Barbara Wizner, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Grzegorz Opolski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Adam Windak, Marcin Czech, Jacek S Dubiel, Michał Marchel, Krzysztof Rewiuk, Tomasz Rywik, Jerzy Korewicki, Tomasz Grodzicki
BACKGROUND: Organizational and educational activities in primary care in Poland have been introduced to improve the chronic heart failure (CHF) management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the use of diagnostic procedures, pharmacotherapy and referrals of CHF in primary care in Poland. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013, involving 390 primary care centres randomly selected from a national database. Trained nurses contacted primary care physicians who retrospectively filled out the study questionnaires on the previous year's CHF management in the last five patients who had recently visited their office...
December 2018: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160621/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-heart-failure-including-coronary-imaging-numbers-facts-and-challenges
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EDITORIAL
Lisa Adams, Michel Noutsias, Boris Bigalke, Marcus R Makowski
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major risk factor for the incidence and progression of heart failure (HF). HF is characterized by a substantial morbidity and mortality and its lifetime risk is estimated at approximately 20% for men and women. As patients are in most cases identified only after developing overt clinical symptoms, detecting early stages of CAD and HF is of paramount importance. Due to its non-invasiveness, excellent soft-tissue contrast, high spatial resolution, and multiparametric nature, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has emerged as a promising radiation-free technique to assess a wide range of cardiovascular diseases such as CAD or HF, enabling a comprehensive evaluation of myocardial anatomy, regional and global function, and viability with the additional benefit of in vivo tissue characterization...
November 21, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154418/measuring-non-polyaminated-lipocalin-2-for-cardiometabolic-risk-assessment
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Kangmin Yang, Han-Bing Deng, Andy W C Man, Erfei Song, Jialiang Zhang, Cuiting Luo, Bernard M Y Cheung, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Pia Søndergaard Jensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Atlanta G I M Elie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Aimin Xu, Jo G R De Mey, Yu Wang
AIMS: Lipocalin-2 is a pro-inflammatory molecule characterized by a highly diversified pattern of expression and structure-functional relationships. In vivo, this molecule exists as multiple variants due to post-translational modifications and/or protein-protein interactions. Lipocalin-2 is modified by polyamination, which enhances the clearance of this protein from the circulation and prevents its excessive accumulation in tissues. On the other hand, animal studies suggest that non-polyaminated lipocalin-2 (npLcn2) plays a causal role in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated medical complications...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132775/-maternal-deaths-due-to-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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D Chassard, E Verspyck
Between 2010 and 2012, 29 maternal deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease, i.e. an overall maternal mortality ratio of 1.2 per 100,000 live births. Deaths occurred in pre-existing heart disease (n=19), peripartum cardiomyopathy (n=5), or arterial rupture (n=5). Care was considered non-optimal in three of five patients with congenital heart disease and due to delayed management by specialized teams. Pregnant patients with heart disease should be considered to be at high risk of mortality or severe cardiovascular complications and therefore reoriented as soon as possible to a perinatal center with the expertise of these pathologies...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124734/evolution-of-a-geriatric-syndrome-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Bharathi Upadhya, Barbara Pisani, Dalane W Kitzman
The majority of older adults who develop heart failure (HF), particularly older women, have a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). The prevalence of this syndrome is increasing, and the prognosis is not improving, unlike that of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Individuals with HFpEF have severe symptoms of effort intolerance, poor quality of life, frequent hospitalizations, and greater likelihood of death. Despite the importance of HFpEF, there are numerous major gaps in our understanding of its pathophysiology and management...
November 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105550/adherence-to-guidelines-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-health-care
#15
Maaike Giezeman, Mats Arne, Kersti Theander
OBJECTIVE: To describe adherence to international guidelines for chronic heart failure (CHF) management concerning diagnostics, pharmacological treatment and self-care behaviour in primary health care. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study of patients with CHF, using data obtained from medical records and a postal questionnaire. SETTING: Three primary health care centres in Sweden. SUBJECTS: Patients with a CHF diagnosis registered in their medical record...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096809/prognostic-value-of-serial-st2-measurements-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Laura C van Vark, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Sara J Baart, Douwe Postmus, Yigal M Pinto, Joke G Orsel, B Daan Westenbrink, Hans P Brunner-la Rocca, Addy J M van Miltenburg, Eric Boersma, Hans L Hillege, K Martijn Akkerhuis
BACKGROUND: Several clinical studies have evaluated the association between ST2 and outcome in patients with heart failure (HF). However, little is known about the predictive value of frequently measured ST2 levels in patients with acute HF. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the prognostic value of baseline and repeated ST2 measurements in patients with acute HF. METHODS: In the TRIUMPH (Translational Initiative on Unique and novel strategies for Management of Patients with Heart failure) clinical cohort study, 496 patients with acute HF were enrolled in 14 hospitals in the Netherlands between 2009 and 2014...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094875/heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-diagnosis-and-management
#17
REVIEW
John D Gazewood, Patrick L Turner
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, also referred to as diastolic heart failure, causes almost one-half of the 5 million cases of heart failure in the United States. It is more common among older patients and women, and results from abnormalities of active ventricular relaxation and passive ventricular compliance, leading to a decline in stroke volume and cardiac output. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction should be suspected in patients with typical symptoms (e.g., fatigue, weakness, dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, edema) and signs (S3 heart sound, displaced apical pulse, and jugular venous distension) of chronic heart failure...
November 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062398/clinical-profile-and-management-of-patients-with-incident-and-recurrent-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-albania-a-call-for-more-focus-on-prevention-strategies
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Sokol Myftiu, Enxhela Sulo, Genc Burazeri, Bledar Daka, Ilir Sharka, Artan Shkoza, Gerhard Sulo
BACKGROUND: The clinical profile of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients reflects the burden of risk factors in the general population. Differences between incident (first) and recurrent (repeated) events and their impact on treatment are poorly described. We studied potential differences in the clinical profile and in-hospital treatment between patients hospitalised with an incident and recurrent AMI. METHODS: A total of 324 patients admitted in the Coronary Care Unit of 'Mother Teresa' hospital, Tirana, Albania (2013-2014), were included in the study...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039180/heart-failure-and-long-term-survival-among-older-women-with-breast-cancer
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Jordan Harrison, Christopher Friese, Debra Barton, Nancy Janz, Susan Pressler, Matthew Davis
Objectives: To evaluate the association between heart failure and overall survival up to 10 years after breast cancer diagnosis. Sample & Setting: Women aged 65 years or older diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, with and without self-reported heart failure, were examined for this retrospective cohort study using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registries in the United States. Methods & Variables: Cox proportional hazards regression was used to examine the association between heart failure status and mortality, adjusting for comorbidity and other clinical or sociodemographic differences...
January 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943262/effectiveness-of-a-patient-education-programme-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-the-odin-cohort-study-using-propensity-score-matching
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Nelly Agrinier, Matthieu Schockmel, Nathalie Thilly, Hervé Laborde-Castérot, Patrick Jourdain, François Alla, Christophe Leclercq, François Dany, Justine Druelle, Emilie Drouet, Geneviève Mulak, Yves Juillière
BACKGROUND: Patient education programmes (PEP) are recommended for patients with heart failure but have not been specifically assessed in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). AIM: To assess the effectiveness of a structured PEP in reducing all-cause mortality in patients with HFpEF. METHODS: Patients with HFpEF were selected from the ODIN cohort, designed to assess PEP effectiveness in patients with HF whatever their ejection fraction, included from 2007 to 2010, and followed up until 2013...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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