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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427850/five-year-changes-in-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-compared-with-the-general-population
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John M Davis, Grace Lin, Jae K Oh, Cynthia S Crowson, Sara J Achenbach, Terry M Therneau, Eric L Matteson, Richard J Rodeheffer, Sherine E Gabriel
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased risk of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The development and progression of left ventricular dysfunction before onset of clinical heart failure are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function of patients with RA compared with persons in the general population. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study of a population-based cohort of 160 patients with RA and a population-based cohort of 1391 persons without RA (non-RA cohort) was performed...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391000/prognostic-role-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-evaluated-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Giovanni Cioffi, Ombretta Viapiana, Federica Ognibeni, Andrea Dalbeni, Alessandro Giollo, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Giorgio Faganello, Andrea Di Lenarda, Maurizio Rossini
BACKGROUND: Speckle-tracking echocardiography allows early detection of subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this prospective study, we assessed the prevalence and the prognostic role of subclinical LVSD detected by speckle-tracking echocardiography in RA patients. METHODS: Two-dimensional global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) were measured in 209 RA patients without overt cardiac disease...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344422/impaired-left-ventricular-diastolic-functions-and-thickened-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-is-correlated-with-das-28-score
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Sertac Alpaydın, Zafer Buyukterzi, Halil Ekrem Akkurt, Halim Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is known to be associated with high cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate whether RA disease activity reflected with disease activity score-28 (DAS-28) had an impact on left ventricular diastolic functions and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness in RA patients with no traditional CV risk factors. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 41 patients newly diagnosed with RA were included...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275536/rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-clinical-challenges-reflecting-the-diversity-of-pathophysiology
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Evangelia Panagiotidou, Evdokia Sourla, Serafim Xrisovalantis Kotoulas, Sofia Akritidou, Vasileios Bikos, Vasileios Bagalas, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Georgia Pitsiou
The present article reports three clinical cases in order to elucidate the diversity of the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie rheumatoid arthritis associated pulmonary hypertension. The condition's three major causes are: interstitial lung disease, vasculitis, and chronic thromboembolic disease, but it should be noted that the multiple pulmonary manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, can all contribute to chronic lung disease or hypoxia. The first patient in this report suffered from moderate restriction due to fibrosis and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension during an episode of life threatening hypoxia...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185705/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pattern-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Konstantinos Bratis, George D Kitas, Petros Sfikakis, Maria Tektonidou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, Kyriaki A Boki, Anastasia Kitsiou, Vasiliki Filaditaki, Elias Gialafos, Sotiris Plastiras, Vasiliki Vartela, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND-AIM: Cardiac involvement at diagnosis of connective tissue disease (CTD) has been described by echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) detects occult lesions at CTD diagnosis. PATIENTS-METHODS: CMR was performed early after diagnosis in 78 treatment-naïve CTDs (aged 43±11, 59F/19M) without cardiac involvement [5 Takayasu arteritis (TA), 4 Churg Strauss syndrome (CSS), 5 Wegener granulomatosis (WG), 16 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 12 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 8 mixed connective tissue diseases (MCTD), 12 ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 3 polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), 8 systemic sclerosis (SSc) and 5 dermatomyositis (DM)]...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127980/speckle-tracking-can-detect-subclinical-myocardial-dysfunction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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O Benacka, J Benacka, P Blazicek, M Belansky, J Payer, Z Killinger, J Lietava
INTRODUCTION: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have shorter life expectancy and their risk of cardiovascular death is more than 50 % higher than the rest of the population. Early myocardial dysfunction in RA patients may be detectable sooner using speckle‑tracking echocardiography. METHOD: Cross-sectional study enrolled 55 patients with RA (mean age 44.1 years) without known cardiovascular disease and 31 healthy controls. All subjects underwent a standard echocardiographic examination: indexed left ventricular mass, left ventricle ejection fraction, isovolumic contraction and relaxation times (IVCT and IVRT), mitral valve inflow curve (E/A), septal mitral annular motion (e'), and E/e' ratio as well as the speckle tracking assessment of left ventricle longitudinal, radial and circular strain and strain rate...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121216/left-ventricular-function-at-two-year-follow-up-in-treatment-naive-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-is-associated-with-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-status-a-cohort-study
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B B Løgstrup, D Masic, T B Laurbjerg, J Blegvad, M Herly, L D Kristensen, G Urbonaviciene, A Hedemann-Nielsen, T Ellingsen
OBJECTIVES: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the role of autoimmunity, especially anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) level, and the time-course of left ventricular (LV) function is unknown. The objective was to assess LV function and the amount of coronary calcium in relation to anti-CCP levels in a cohort of treatment-naive RA patients, and to assess changes in these parameters during a 2 year follow-up period. METHOD: Sixty-six steroid- and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug-naive RA patients were treated with methotrexate according to the Danish national guidelines...
January 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994093/association-of-anti-citrullinated-protein-or-peptide-antibodies-with-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Laura Geraldino-Pardilla, Cesare Russo, Jeremy Sokolove, William H Robinson, Afshin Zartoshti, Jenny Van Eyk, Justyna Fert-Bober, Joao Lima, Jon T Giles, Joan M Bathon
Objective.: High levels of ACPAs in RA are associated with more severe arthritis and worse prognosis. However, the role of ACPAs in mediating the increased risk of heart failure in RA remains undefined. We examined whether specific ACPAs were associated with subclinical left ventricular (LV) phenotypes that presage heart failure. Methods.: Sera from RA patients without clinical cardiovascular disease were assayed for specific ACPAs using a custom Bio-Plex bead assay, and their cross-sectional associations with cardiac magnetic resonance-derived LV measures were evaluated...
April 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891149/corynebacterium-propinquum-a-rare-cause-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Umair Jangda, Ankit Upadhyay, Farshad Bagheri, Nilesh R Patel, Robert I Mendelson
Nondiphtheria Corynebacterium species are often dismissed as culture contaminants, but they have recently become increasingly recognized as pathologic organisms. We present the case of a 48-year-old male patient on chronic prednisone therapy for rheumatoid arthritis with a history of mitral valve replacement with prosthetic valve. He presented with fever, dizziness, dyspnea on exertion, intermittent chest pain, and palpitations. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed two medium-sized densities along the inner aspect of the sewing ring and one larger density along the atrial surface of the sewing ring consistent with vegetation...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858907/cholesterol-pericarditis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-rare-case-report
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Lin-Yan Qian, Jie Pang, Xian-Da Che, Ya-Hui Ding, Hai Zou, Bing Zhou
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol pericarditis (CP) is a special type of pericarditis. It is characterized by chronic pericardial effusion with high cholesterol concentration and with or without the formation of crystals in pericardial effusion. METHODS: In this case report, we described a 74-year-old male with massive pericardial effusion. He presented with no symptoms. However, he had 8-year history of rheumatoid arthritis medicated with methotrexate, celecoxib, and prednisone, and 5-year history of hypertension medicated with amlodipine besylate...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374036/left-ventricular-function-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-during-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-treatment-a-speckle-tracking-prospective-echocardiographic-study
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Enrico Vizzardi, Ilaria Cavazzana, Franco Franceschini, Ivano Bonadei, Edoardo Sciatti, Carlo M Lombardi, Angela Tincani, Marco Metra
AIM: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) shows a high risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. Although TNF-α has been implicated in the pathogenesis of myocardial remodelling, TNF-α inhibition did not show any efficacy in patients with advanced heart failure and should be contraindicated in RA with cardiac complications. We aimed to assess global left ventricular (LV) systolic function using global longitudinal strain (GLS) as a measure of myocardial deformation, in a group of RA patients before and during anti-TNF-α treatment...
2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316486/cardiac-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
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Irandokht Shenavar Masooleh, Habib Zayeni, Asghar Haji-Abbasi, Manouchehr Azarpira, Ali Hadian, Amir Hassankhani, Banafsheh Ghavidel Parsa
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is one of the extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is the most common cause of death in these patients. So we decided to evaluate RA patients in terms of history, clinical examination, electrocardiography, and echocardiography to determine the prevalence of types of cardiac involvements in these patients. METHODS: 100 consecutive patients, diagnosed with RA, referred to rheumatology clinic in Razi referral hospital of Rasht, Iran, were enrolled...
May 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27306356/echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-patients-with-rheumatologic-diseases
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Maha A Al-Mohaissen, Kwan-Leung Chan
Cardiovascular disease is an important extra-articular manifestation of rheumatologic diseases leading to considerable mortality and morbidity. Echocardiography emerges as a useful non-invasive technique for the screening and evaluation of cardiac involvement in these patients. With the technological advancement in echocardiographic techniques, we have gained a greater appreciation of the prevalence and nature of the cardiac involvement in these patients, as detection of subclinical disease is increasingly feasible...
August 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27275182/non-bacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jung-Hye Choi, Jeong-Eun Park, Jang-Young Kim, Taeyoung Kang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is frequently associated with various extra-joint complications. Although rare, thromboembolic complications are associated with high morbidity and mortality. We experienced a very rare case of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) and subsequent embolic stroke in a patient with RA. A 72-year-old male with a 15-year history of RA suddenly developed neurologic symptoms of vomiting and dizziness. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed recently developed multiple cerebellar and cerebral lacunar infarctions...
May 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27200094/saphire-stress-and-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rheumatoid-evaluation-a-prevalence-study
#16
G E M Reeves, N Collins, P Hayes, J Knapp, M Squance, H Tran, B Bastian
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is a disorder of elevated resistance in the pulmonary arterial vessels, reflected by elevation of measured pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), and presenting with breathlessness and, if untreated, progressing to right heart failure and death. The heightened prevalence of PAH in populations with underlying systemic autoimmune conditions, particularly scleroderma and its variants, is well recognised, consistent with the proposed autoimmune contribution to PAH pathogenesis, along with disordered thrombotic, inflammatory, and mitogenic factors...
2016: International Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27154592/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-abnormally-high-aortic-stiffness
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Giovanni Cioffi, Ombretta Viapiana, Federica Ognibeni, Andrea Dalbeni, Giovanni Orsolini, Silvano Adami, Davide Gatti, Maurizio Fisicaro, Luigi Tarantini, Maurizio Rossini
OBJECTIVES: Ascending aorta has an increased stiffness (AoSI) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients due to their chronic inflammatory status. We assessed prevalence and factors associated with increased AoSI and its prognostic role in a large cohort of RA patients. METHODS: We prospectively analysed 226 RA patients without overt cardiac disease compared with 226 non-RA patients matched for cardiovascular risk factors (non-RA controls). Abnormally high AoSI was diagnosed if AoSI > 6...
May 6, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27131766/immunological-and-inflammatory-processes-in-systemic-autoimmune-disease-may-not-only-cause-pericardium-inflammation-but-may-also-cause-mitral-valve-deterioration-and-left-ventricular-wall-thickening
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Atsushi Sugiura, Nobusada Funabashi, Koya Ozawa, Yoshio Kobayashi
PURPOSE: Systemic autoimmune disease (SAD) frequently affects the pericardium, and pathology is characterized by both immunological and inflammatory processes. We hypothesized that these processes simultaneously influence mitral-valve (MV) deterioration and left-ventricular (LV) wall thickening in SAD subjects. METHODS: 101 SAD subjects were selected (76 female; 53±17years; systemic-lupus-erythematosus, 26%; vasculitis, 20%; scleroderma, 14%; polymyositis/dermatomyositis complex, 10%; mixed connective tissue disease, 11% and rheumatoid-arthritis, 2%)...
July 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27123584/the-association-of-hypertension-with-asymptomatic-cardiovascular-organ-damage-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Helga Midtbø, Eva Gerdts, Tore K Kvien, Inge C Olsen, Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Einar Skulstad Davidsen, Silvia Rollefstad, Anne Grete Semb
BACKGROUND: The association of hypertension with asymptomatic cardiovascular organ damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been little studied by echocardiography. METHODS: Echocardiography was done in 134 RA patients and 102 healthy controls. Left ventricular (LV) geometry was considered abnormal if LV mass index or relative wall thickness was increased. LV diastolic dysfunction was considered present if septal early diastolic tissue velocity <8 cm/s...
2016: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122836/rapid-resolution-of-severe-myocardial-dysfunction-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-steroid-treatment
#20
Chin-Yu Lin, Chien-Yi Hsu, Po-Hsun Huang
UNLABELLED: A 64-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presented to our emergency department with severe chest tightness and dyspnea. His electrocardiography (ECG) showed multiple premature atrial complexes (PACs) with wide QRS, and transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe hypokinesis of the left ventricle. The patient later developed sudden cardiovascular collapse with presumed fulminant myocarditis and cardiogenic shock. Further investigation showed that coronary angiogram, viral studies and autoimmune vasculitis markers were all negative...
November 2014: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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