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Mehrshad Vafaie, Matthias Hochadel, Thomas Münzel, Birgit Hailer, Burghard Schumacher, Gerd Heusch, Thomas Voigtländer, Harald Mudra, Michael Haude, Sebastian Barth, Claus Schmitt, Harald Darius, Lars S Maier, Hugo A Katus, Jochen Senges, Evangelos Giannitsis
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, the German Cardiac Society certified 256 Chest Pain Units (CPUs). Little is known about adherence to recommended performance measures in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presenting to CPUs. We investigated guideline-adherence regarding critical time intervals and selected performance measures in German Chest Pain Units. METHODS: From 2008 to 2014, 23,804 consecutive patients with suspected ACS were prospectively enrolled in the Chest Pain Unit registry of the German Cardiac Society...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Taysir S Garadah, Khalid Bin Thani, Leena Sulibech, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohamed E Al Alawi, Haytham Amin
Background: Risk factors and short-term mortality in patients presented with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Bahrain has not been evaluated before. Aim: In this prospective observational study, we aim to determine the clinical risk profiles of patients with ACS in Bahrain and describe the incidence, pattern of presentation and predictors of in-hospital clinical outcomes after admission. Methods: Patients with ACS were prospectively enrolled over a 12 month period...
2018: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Albert Ariza-Solé, Carme Guerrero, Francesc Formiga, Jaime Aboal, Emad Abu-Assi, Francisco Marín, Héctor Bueno, Oriol Alegre, Ramón López-Palop, María T Vidán, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Pablo Díez-Villanueva, Pau Vilardell, Alessandro Sionis, Miquel Vives-Borrás, Juan Sanchís, Jordi Bañeras, Agnès Rafecas, Cinta Llibre, Javier López, Violeta González-Salvado, Àngel Cequier
BACKGROUND:  Bleeding risk scores have shown a limited predictive ability in elderly patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). No study explored the role of a comprehensive geriatric assessment to predict in-hospital bleeding in this clinical setting. METHODS:  The prospective multicentre LONGEVO-SCA registry included 532 unselected patients with non-ST segment elevation ACS (NSTEACS) aged 80 years or older. Comorbidity (Charlson index), frailty (FRAIL scale), disability (Barthel index and Lawton-Brody index), cognitive status (Pfeiffer test) and nutritional risk (mini nutritional assessment-short form test) were assessed during hospitalization...
March 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Nicolas Danchin, Jean Dallongeville, Bruno Falissard, Alain Furber, Yves Cottin, Laurent Bonello, Olivier Morel, Florence Leclercq, Etienne Puymirat, Fahmi Ghanem, Nicolas Delarche, Jacques Benichou, Lucien Abenhaim
OBJECTIVE: To compare ticagrelor and prasugrel with clopidogrel for recurrent fatal and non-fatal myocardial infarction (reMI) in real-life conditions. METHODS: Case-referent study using the Pharmacoepidemiological General Research eXtension (PGRx)-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) registry. Cases were patients with reMI from a cohort with index ACS or external to the cohort (same sites). Referents from the cohort, without recurrent event, were matched on index ACS type and date, age and sex with reMI cases...
March 13, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Leonardo De Luca, Mauro Pennacchi, Giuseppe Musumeci, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Pamela Gallo, Stefano Rigattieri, Antonino Granatelli, Sergio Berti, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Stefano De Servi, Leonardo Bolognese
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on temporal evolution of antithrombotic agent use in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Italy. We sought to compare data from the most recent prospective, multicenter, nationwide registries conducted in Italy, namely EYESHOT and SCOPE. METHODS: EYESHOT enrolled 2585 consecutive ACS patients, both ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST elevation ACS (NSTE-ACS), admitted to 203 Italian coronary care units over a 3-week period (2-22 Dec 2013 and 27 Jan-16 Feb 2014)...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
K A Volodina, R M Linchak, E E Achkasov, E N Alaeva, O V Bulgakova, S N Puzin, N A Buvalin
Echocardiographic parameters were assessed in patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome, who underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention followed by various outpatient physical cardiac rehabilitation programs. The patients underwent physical rehabilitation for 3 months under conditions of diagnostic centre in the rehabilitation unit according to the standard program including in treadmill or bicycle exercise in the exercise therapy room or with Nordic walking in the main training block...
March 3, 2018: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Chun Shing Kwok, Mohammed Al-Dokheal, Sami Aldaham, Claire Rushton, Rob Butler, Tim Kinnaird, Azfar Zaman, M Justin Zaman, Adam Timmis, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: The effect of a weekend compared with a weekday hospital admission on patient outcomes after an acute coronary syndrome is unclear. This study aims to determine whether collectively there is a weekend effect in acute coronary syndrome. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies examining the association between weekend compared to weekday admission at any time of the day and early mortality (in-hospital or 30-day). A search was performed on Medline and Embase and relevant studies were pooled using random effects meta-analysis for risk of early mortality...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
José Ferreira Santos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 26, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
César Correia, Carlos Galvão Braga, Juliana Martins, Carina Arantes, Glória Abreu, Catarina Quina, Alberto Salgado, Miguel Álvares Pereira, João Costa, Jorge Marques
INTRODUCTION: There have been no prospective randomized trials that enable the best strategy and timing to be determined for revascularization in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) and multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). OBJECTIVES: To compare short- and long-term adverse events following multivessel vs. culprit-only revascularization in patients with NSTE-ACS and multivessel CAD. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study that included all patients diagnosed with NSTE-ACS and multivessel CAD who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between January 2010 and June 2013 (n=232)...
February 24, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Mohammad A Helwani, Amit Amin, Paul Lavigne, Srikar Rao, Shari Oesterreich, Eslam Samaha, Jamie C Brown, Peter Nagele
BACKGROUND: The objective of this investigation was to determine the etiology of perioperative acute coronary syndrome with a particular emphasis on thrombosis versus demand ischemia. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, adult patients were identified who underwent coronary angiography for acute coronary syndrome within 30 days of noncardiac surgery at a major tertiary hospital between January 2008 and July 2015. Angiograms were independently reviewed by two interventional cardiologists who were blinded to clinical data and outcomes...
February 26, 2018: Anesthesiology
Shamir R Mehta, Kevin R Bainey, Warren J Cantor, Marie Lordkipanidzé, Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Simon D Robinson, Matthew Sibbald, Derek Y So, Graham C Wong, Joseph G Abunassar, Margaret L Ackman, Alan D Bell, Raymond Cartier, James D Douketis, Patrick R Lawler, Michael S McMurtry, Jacob A Udell, Sean van Diepen, Subodh Verma, G B John Mancini, John A Cairns, Jean-François Tanguay
Antiplatelet therapy (APT) has become an important tool in the treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic events, particularly those associated with coronary artery disease. A large evidence base has evolved regarding the relationship between APT prescription in various clinical contexts and risk/benefit relationships. The Guidelines Committee of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology publishes regular updates of its recommendations, taking into consideration the most recent clinical evidence...
March 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Michelle L O'Donoghue, Brian A Bergmark
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February 26, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
I S YAvelov, M Y Ruda, O V Averkov, E P Panchenko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Kardiologiia
Y A Prilutskaya, L I Dvoretsky
OBJECTIVE: to compare strategies of invasive treatment of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) hospitalized in 2014 and 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have analyzed treatment strategy used in patients with NSTEACS hospitalized in cardio-reanimation department of a city hospital during one month in two successive years (January 2014 and November 2015). We have compared indications to, and timing of coronary angiography, numbers of performed percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries...
January 2018: Kardiologiia
Ana Teresa Timóteo, Jorge Mimoso
RATIONAL, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Registries are a powerful tool to assess specific performance measurements and quality of care in acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). In Portugal, ProACS is a nationwide registry of ACS that has been active for the past 15 years, and our objective was to assess specific quality indicators for the treatment of ACS. METHODS: Descriptive analysis of data from ProACS registry in specific quality indicators previously defined by international scientific societies...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Egidio Imbalzano, Marco Vatrano, Sebastiano Quartuccio, Roberto Ceravolo, Vincenzo Antonio Ciconte, Paola Rotella, Renato Pardeo, Giovanni Trapani, Pasquale De Fazio, Cristina Segura-Garcia, Rossella Costantino, Antonino Saitta, Giuseppe Mandraffino
BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation is correlated with several psychological, social, biological, and pharmacological aspects. The combined tendency to experience negative emotions and to inhibit the expression of these emotions is indicated as "type D personality," an independent risk marker for clinical outcome in cardiac disease. Despite this effect of type D personality on cardiovascular disease, it is still unclear whether this personality trait may influence smoking cessation after a myocardial infarction...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Gopakumar Ks, Mathew Iype, Sunitha Viswanathan, A George Koshy, Prabha Nini Gupta, K Sivaprasad, V V Radhakrishnan
Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) intervention is a challenging area in interventional cardiology. Presently about 70% of CTO interventions are successful. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single center prospective study of a cohort of all patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as elective or adhoc procedure for CTO from August 2014 to June 2015. Only antegrade CTO interventions were included. In all patients the following data were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 210 (8...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Vipula R Bataduwaarachchi, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Gamini K S Galappatthy, Maheshi Wijayabandara, Dinuka S Warapitiya, Mythily Sivapathasundaram, Thilini Wickramarathna, Upul Senarath, Sathasivam Sridharan, Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Ruvan Ekanayaka
BACKGROUND: Ischaemic heart disease is the leading cause of in-hospital mortality in Sri Lanka. Acute Coronary Syndrome Sri Lanka Audit Project (ACSSLAP) is the first national clinical-audit project that evaluated patient characteristics, clinical outcomes and care provided by state-sector hospitals. METHODS: ACSSLAP prospectively evaluated acute care, in-hospital care and discharge plans provided by all state-sector hospitals managing patients with ACS. Data were collected from 30 consecutive patients from each hospital during 2-4 weeks window...
February 16, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
K M Eggers, T Jernberg, B Lindahl
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin (cTn) levels reflect infarct size and depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). However, there is very limited information on whether cTn measured with a high-sensitivity (hs) assay would provide incremental prognostic information to the LVEF in NSTE-ACS patients. METHODS: This was a registry-based study (SWEDEHEART registry) investigating 20,652 NSTE-ACS patients with available information on hs-cTnT (highest level recorded during the hospitalization) and the LVEF estimated using echocardiography...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hoshino, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of physiological indices in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unknown. We investigated the prognostic efficacy of physiological indices obtained after PCI in patients with NSTE-ACS. METHODS: Eighty-three patients (men: n = 70, age: 63.7 ± 9.7 years) undergoing PCI for NSTE-ACS within 48 hr postadmission were investigated. Fractional flow reserve (FFR), coronary flow reserve (CFR), and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) of the culprit vessels were measured after the completion of PCI...
February 15, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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