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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779143/health-related-quality-of-life-in-coronary-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-mapped-against-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
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REVIEW
Jana Le, Diana S Dorstyn, Elias Mpfou, Elise Prior, Phillip J Tully
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in coronary heart disease (CHD). However, variability in HRQoL indicators suggests a need to consider domain coverage. This review applies a globally accepted framework, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), to map HRQoL measures that are reliable and valid among people with CHD. METHODS: The Embase, Pubmed and PsycInfo databases were searched, with 10 observational studies comparing HRQOL among 4786 adults with CHD to 50949 controls identified...
May 19, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776964/arrhythmias-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#2
Maria Drakopoulou, Heba Nashat, Aleksander Kempny, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Lorna Swan, Stephen J Wort, Laura C Price, Colm McCabe, Tom Wong, Michael A Gatzoulis, Sabine Ernst, Konstantinos Dimopoulos
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 5%-10% of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which affects life expectancy and quality of life. Arrhythmias are common among these patients, but their incidence and impact on outcome remains uncertain. METHODS: All adult patients with PAH associated with CHD (PAH-CHD) seen in a tertiary centre between 2007 and 2015 were followed for new-onset atrial or ventricular arrhythmia. Clinical variables associated with arrhythmia and their relation to mortality were assessed using Cox analysis...
May 18, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776810/congenital-heart-disease-in-adults-assessmentof-functional-capacity-using-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
#3
Sílvia Aguiar Rosa, Ana Agapito, Rui M Soares, Lídia Sousa, José Alberto Oliveira, Ana Abreu, Ana Sofia Silva, Sandra Alves, Helena Aidos, Fátima F Pinto, Rui Cruz Ferreira
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare functional capacity in different types of congenital heart disease (CHD), as assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of adult patients with CHD who had undergone CPET in a single tertiary center. Diagnoses were divided into repaired tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries (TGA) after Senning or Mustard procedures or congenitally corrected TGA, complex defects, shunts, left heart valve disease and right ventricular outflow tract obstruction...
May 15, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770299/regenerative-medicine-therapy-for-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease
#4
REVIEW
Chetan Ambastha, Gregory J Bittle, David Morales, Nathaniel Parchment, Progyaparamita Saha, Rachana Mishra, Sudhish Sharma, Alexander Vasilenko, Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Manal T Al-Suqi, Deqiang Li, Peixin Yang, Sunjay Kaushal
One of the most complex forms of congenital heart disease (CHD) involving single ventricle physiology is hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), characterized by underdevelopment of the left ventricle (LV), mitral and aortic valves, and narrowing of the ascending aorta. The underdeveloped LV is incapable of providing long-term systemic flow, and if left untreated, the condition is fatal. Current treatment for this condition consists of three consecutive staged palliative operations: the first is conducted within the first few weeks of birth, the second between 4 to 6 months, and the third and final surgery within the first 4 years...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753820/association-of-pre-operative-cell-counts-with-outcomes-after-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
#5
Shannon Jones, Courtney McCracken, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, William T Mahle, Matthew E Oster
BACKGROUND: We examined the association of pre-operative cell count abnormalities, which have been shown to be associated with outcomes in adult cardiac patients, with morbidity and mortality following surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) in children. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study on 4865 children undergoing cardiac surgery from 2004- 2014. Our exposures of interest were presence of pre-operative lymphopenia (lymphocyte count ≤ 3000 cells/μL), thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 150 x103 / μL), and neutrophilia (neutrophil count ≥ 7000 cells/ μL)...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752846/it-s-like-balancing-on-a-slackline-a-description-of-how-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-describe-themselves-in-relation-to-physical-activity
#6
Annika Bay, Kristina Lämås, Malin Berghammer, Camilla Sandberg, Bengt Johansson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To illuminate how adults with CHD describe themselves in relation to physical activity. BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) have reduced exercise capacity and do not reach the recommended daily level of physical activity. With this in view, it is of immense importance to investigate how this population experiences physical activity. DESIGN: Qualitative study with semi-structured interviews analysed with qualitative content analysis...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735525/orthostatic-hypotension-and-risk-of-clinical-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-middle-aged-adults
#7
Stephen P Juraschek, Natalie Daya, Lawrence J Appel, Edgar R Miller, John William McEvoy, Kunihiro Matsushita, Christie M Ballantyne, Elizabeth Selvin
BACKGROUND: Although orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a well-recognized manifestation of neuropathy and hypovolemia, its contribution to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants with OH, defined as a decrease in blood pressure (systolic ≥20 mm Hg or diastolic ≥10 mm Hg) from the supine to standing position, were identified during the first visit of the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study (1987-1989) within 2 minutes of standing...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735423/association-of-positive-well-being-with-reduced-cardiac-repolarization-abnormalities-in-the-first-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#8
Nino Isakadze, Elsayed Z Soliman, Viola Vaccarino, William Whang, Rachel Lampert, J Douglas Bremner, Amit J Shah
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which psychological factors may influence possibly arrhythmia risk are not known. We hypothesized that psychological wellness, measured by the General Well-Being Schedule (GBWS), is associated with less repolarization heterogeneity as measured by T-axis. We also explored whether T-axis was a mediator in the relationship of GWBS with adverse cardiac outcomes. METHODS: We studied 5533 adults aged 25-74 years without a history of CVD from NHANES I (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) (1971-75)...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721777/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-incidence-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-among-chinese-adults-the-china-par-project
#9
Chao Han, Fangchao Liu, Xueli Yang, Jichun Chen, Jianxin Li, Jie Cao, Ying Li, Chong Shen, Ling Yu, Zhendong Liu, Xianping Wu, Liancheng Zhao, Dongshen Hu, Xiangfeng Lu, Xigui Wu, Dongfeng Gu
Existing evidence on the relationship between cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics and cardiovascular disease (CVD) was primarily derived from western populations. We aimed to evaluate the benefits of ideal CVH metrics on preventing incident atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) in Chinese population. This study was conducted among 93,987 adults from the China-PAR project (Prediction for ASCVD Risk in China) who were followed up until 2015. Cox proportional hazard regression models were used to estimate the hazard ratios (HRs) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of CVH metrics for the risk of ASCVD, including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and ASCVD death...
March 19, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720395/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#10
REVIEW
Margarita Brida, Michael A Gatzoulis
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is commonly associated with congenital heart disease (CHD) and relates to type of the underlying cardiac defects and repair history. Large systemic to pulmonary shunts may develop PAH if untreated or repaired late. PAH, when present, markedly increases morbidity and mortality in patients with CHD. Significant progress has been made for patients with Eisenmenger syndrome in pathophysiology, prognostication and disease-targeting therapy (DTT), which needs to be applied to routine patient care...
May 2, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704902/administrative-health-databases-for-addressing-emerging-issues-in-adults-with-chd-a-systematic-review
#11
Sarah Cohen, Harel Gilutz, Ariane J Marelli, Laurence Iserin, Arriel Benis, Damien Bonnet, Anita Burgun
The need for population-based studies of adults with CHD has motivated the growing use of secondary analyses of administrative health data in a variety of jurisdictions worldwide. We aimed at systematically reviewing all studies using administrative health data sources for adult CHD research from 2006 to 2016. Using PubMed and Embase (1 January, 2006 to 1 January, 2016), we identified 2217 abstracts, from which 59 studies were included in this review. These comprised 12 different data sources from six countries...
April 29, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673467/transition-intervention-for-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease
#12
Andrew S Mackie, Gwen R Rempel, Adrienne H Kovacs, Miriam Kaufman, Kathryn N Rankin, Ahlexxi Jelen, Maryna Yaskina, Renee Sananes, Erwin Oechslin, Dimi Dragieva, Sonila Mustafa, Elina Williams, Michelle Schuh, Cedric Manlhiot, Samantha J Anthony, Joyce Magill-Evans, David Nicholas, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence regarding the efficacy of interventions to prepare adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) to enter adult care. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of a nurse-led transition intervention on lapses between pediatric and adult care. METHODS: A cluster randomized clinical trial was conducted of a nurse-led transition intervention for 16- to 17-year-olds with moderate or complex CHD versus usual care...
April 24, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672537/explaining-trends-in-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-in-different-socioeconomic-groups-in-denmark-1991-2007-using-the-impactsec-model
#13
Albert Marni Joensen, Torben Joergensen, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Martin Berg Johansen, Maria Guzman-Castillo, Piotr Bandosz, Jesper Hallas, Eva Irene Bossano Prescott, Simon Capewell, Martin O'Flaherty
AIM: To quantify the contribution of changes in different risk factors population levels and treatment uptake on the decline in CHD mortality in Denmark from 1991 to 2007 in different socioeconomic groups. DESIGN: We used IMPACTSEC, a previously validated policy model using data from different population registries. PARTICIPANTS: All adults aged 25-84 years living in Denmark in 1991 and 2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Deaths prevented or postponed (DPP)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667175/first-line-drugs-for-hypertension
#14
REVIEW
James M Wright, Vijaya M Musini, Rupam Gill
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of a review published in 2009. Sustained moderate to severe elevations in resting blood pressure leads to a critically important clinical question: What class of drug to use first-line? This review attempted to answer that question. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the mortality and morbidity effects from different first-line antihypertensive drug classes: thiazides (low-dose and high-dose), beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), and alpha-blockers, compared to placebo or no treatment...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666178/causes-of-death-in-a-contemporary-adult-congenital-heart-disease-cohort
#15
Christopher Yu, Benjamin M Moore, Irina Kotchetkova, Rachael L Cordina, David S Celermajer
OBJECTIVE: The life expectancy of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has significantly improved with advances in their paediatric medical care. Mortality patterns are changing as a result. Our study aims to describe survival and causes of death in a contemporary cohort of adult patients with CHD. METHODS: We reviewed 3068 patients in our adult CHD database (age ≥16 years, seen at least once in our centre between 2000 and 2015), and documented the number and causes of death, via Australia's National Death Index...
April 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663641/congenital-heart-diseases-and-cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-from-well-established-knowledge-to-new-frontiers
#16
REVIEW
Marta Unolt, Paolo Versacci, Silvia Anaclerio, Caterina Lambiase, Giulio Calcagni, Matteo Trezzi, Adriano Carotti, Terrence Blaine Crowley, Elaine H Zackai, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, James William Gaynor, Maria Cristina Digilio, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Bruno Marino
Congenital heart diseases (CHDs) and cardiovascular abnormalities are one of the pillars of clinical diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) and still represent the main cause of mortality in the affected children. In the past 30 years, much progress has been made in describing the anatomical patterns of CHD, in improving their diagnosis, medical treatment, and surgical procedures for these conditions, as well as in understanding the underlying genetic and developmental mechanisms. However, further studies are still needed to better determine the true prevalence of CHDs in 22q11...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661151/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-microsize-myocardial-infarction-risk-in-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
#17
Madeline R Sterling, Raegan W Durant, Joanna Bryan, Emily B Levitan, Todd M Brown, Yulia Khodneva, Stephen P Glasser, Joshua S Richman, George Howard, Mary Cushman, Monika M Safford
BACKGROUND: N-terminal pro B-type peptide (NT-proBNP) has been associated with risk of myocardial infarction (MI), but less is known about the relationship between NT-proBNP and very small non ST-elevation MI, also known as microsize MI. These events are now routinely detectable with modern troponin assays and are emerging as a large proportion of all MI. Here, we sought to compare the association of NT-proBNP with risk of incident typical MI and microsize MI in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study...
April 16, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658866/mechanical-valve-replacement-for-congenital-heart-disease-complicated-by-native-pulmonary-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Qing Wang, Yan Gao, Wang Xi, Hua Shen, Jing Wang, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common risk factors for infective endocarditis. However, it is rare to find a CHD patient complicated by isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis. Here, we report an adult patient with congenital heart disease complicated by native pulmonary valve endocarditis who underwent a mechanical valve replacement. We also review previous literature to examine key points in the treatment of such patients.
March 7, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655882/incidence-and-mortality-of-adults-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Sara Søndergaard Schwartz, Nicolas Madsen, Henning Bækgaard Laursen, Russel Hirsch, Morten Smærup Olsen
Reports on pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the aging congenital heart disease (CHD) population are few and focused on arterial PH and patients with systemic-to-pulmonary shunts. Our objective was to estimate incidence and mortality of adult-onset PH in the CHD population. Using Danish nationwide registries, we identified all patients diagnosed with CHD from 1963 to 1974 and 1977 to 2012. Patients were matched 1:10 by birth year and gender with general population subjects. Between 1977 and 2013 adults >18 years of age were followed up until PH diagnosis, death, or emigration, whichever came first, using data from the Danish National Registry of Patients...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628276/ldl-particle-size-and-composition-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-a-south-european-population-the-hortega-liposcale-follow-up-study
#20
G Pichler, N Amigo, M Tellez-Plaza, M A Pardo-Cea, A Dominguez-Lucas, V G Marrachelli, D Monleon, J C Martin-Escudero, J F Ascaso, F J Chaves, R Carmena, J Redon
BACKGROUND: The association of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle composition with cardiovascular risk has not been explored before. The aim was to evaluate the relationship between baseline LDL particle size and composition (proportions of large, medium and small LDL particles over their sum expressed as small-LDL %, medium-LDL % and large-LDL %) and incident cardiovascular disease in a population-based study. METHODS: Direct measurement of LDL particles was performed using a two-dimensional NMR-technique (Liposcale®)...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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