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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217309/qrs-duration-versus-morphology-and-survival-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#1
Mand J H Khidir, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax
AIMS: The prognostic implications of QRS duration and morphology in heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) remains debated. The present evaluation investigated the association between QRS duration (<150 vs. ≥150 ms) and QRS morphology (left bundle brand block [LBBB] vs. non-LBBB) and long-term prognosis of a large cohort of unselected heart failure patients treated with CRT according to contemporary guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 973 heart failure patients treated with CRT (mean age 66...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216288/home-automated-office-and-conventional-office-blood-pressure-as-predictors-of-cardiovascular-risk
#2
Emmanuel A Andreadis, Vasilios Papademetriou, Charalampia V Geladari, George N Kolyvas, Epameinondas T Angelopoulos, Konstantinos N Aronis
Automated office blood pressure (AOBP) has recently been shown to closely predict cardiovascular (CV) events in the elderly. Home blood pressure (HBP) has also been accepted as a valuable method in the prediction of CV disease. This study aimed to compare conventional office BP (OBP), HBP, and AOBP in order to evaluate their value in predicting CV events and deaths in hypertensives. We assessed 236 initially treatment naïve hypertensives, examined between 2009 and 2013. The end points were any CV and non-CV event including mortality, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, hospitalization for heart failure, severe arrhythmia, stroke, and intermittent claudication...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213711/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-primary-prevention-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-post-danish-an-updated-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#3
Georg Wolff, Yingfeng Lin, Athanasios Karathanos, Maximilian Brockmeyer, Susanne Wolters, Bernd Nowak, Alexander Fürnkranz, Hisaki Makimoto, Malte Kelm, Volker Schulze
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is frequent in patients with heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) device therapy is currently used for primary prevention. However, publication of the DANISH trial has recently given reason for doubt, showing no significant improvement in all-cause mortality in comparison to contemporary medical therapy. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials comparing ICD therapy to medical therapy (MT) for primary prevention in DCM...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211604/delays-in-treatment-intensification-with-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-and-risk-of-microvascular-and-macrovascular-events-in-patients-with-poor-glycemic-control-an-individual-patient-simulation-study
#4
Henry J Folse, Jayanti Mukherjee, John J Sheehan, Alexandra J Ward, Ryan L Pelkey, Tuan A Dinh, Lei Qin, Jennifer Kim
AIMS: Despite guideline recommendations, many patients with type 2 diabetes on oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs) whose HbA1c results remain above target do not experience timely treatment intensification. This study uses the Archimedes Model® to estimate the consequences of delays in OAD treatment intensification on glycemic control and long-term outcomes at 5 and 20 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using real world data, we modeled a cohort of hypothetical patients with HbA1c ≥8%, on metformin, with no history of insulin use...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210325/hot-topics-from-the-assemblies
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Cowie et al. present the results of the international, multicentre, randomised, parallel-group SERVE-HF (Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with predominant central sleep apnea by adaptive servo ventilation in patients with heart failure) trial, which investigated the effects of adding adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) to guideline based medical management on survival and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with heart failure defined as reduced ejection fraction (<45%) and predominant central sleep apnoea (CSA)...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209470/measuring-self-care-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-review-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-european-heart-failure-self-care-behaviour-scale-ehfscbs
#6
REVIEW
Natasa Sedlar, Gregor Socan, Jerneja Farkas, Jan Mårtensson, Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma, Mitja Lainscak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review and evaluate the evidence related to psychometric properties of the European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) that was developed and tested to measure health maintenance behaviours of heart failure (HF) patients and translated into several languages. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used to search major health databases (PubMed, Scopus and ScienceDirect), to identify relevant studies. A literature search was undertaken in November 2015...
February 6, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207887/platelet-monocyte-derived-and-tissue-factor-carrying-circulating-microparticles-are-related-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-severity
#7
Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Kristian Laake, Peder Myhre, Vibeke Bratseth, Harald Arnesen, Svein Solheim, Lina Badimon, Ingebjørg Seljeflot
OBJECTIVE: Circulating microparticles (cMPs) are phospholipid-rich vesicles released from cells when activated or injured, and contribute to the formation of intracoronary thrombi. Tissue factor (TF, CD142) is the main trigger of fibrin formation and TF-carrying cMPs are considered one of the most procoagulant cMPs. Similar types of atherosclerotic lesions may lead to different types of AMI, although the mechanisms behind are unresolved. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the phenotype of cMPs found in plasma of ACS patients and its relation to AMI severity and thrombotic burden...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198732/intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-in-chronic-kidney-disease-the-time-has-come
#8
Marcel Ruzicka, Swapnil Hiremath
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Release of the findings from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial has resulted in a renewed examination of intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering. Only a few national hypertension guidelines (Canada and Australia) have changed recommendations, but considerable heterogeneity still exists with respect to the patient population to whom intensive BP lowering may apply. RECENT FINDINGS: There is fairly robust evidence that lower BP targets in nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) results in a decrease in heart failure and mortality...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198075/exercise-induced-b-lines-identify-worse-functional-and-prognostic-stage-in-heart-failure-patients-with-depressed-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#9
Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Anca Simionuc, Dario Gregori, Mario Marzilli, Eugenio Picano
AIMS: Exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) is recommended by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the evaluation of heart failure (HF) patients. Recently, lung ultrasound (LUS) has been proposed for the assessment of extravascular lung water through B-lines. The aim of this study was to assess B-lines during ESE in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Standard transthoracic and LUS evaluation was performed during semi-supine ESE in 103 NYHA class I-III HF patients (76 male; mean age 64 ± 12 years) with depressed LVEF (35 ± 8%)...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193800/cardiovascular-and-ventilatory-consequences-of-laparoscopic-surgery
#10
Tamara M Atkinson, George D Giraud, Brandon M Togioka, Daniel B Jones, Joaquin E Cigarroa
Although laparoscopic surgery accounts for >2 million surgical procedures every year, the current preoperative risk scores and guidelines do not adequately assess the risks of laparoscopy. In general, laparoscopic procedures have a lower risk of morbidity and mortality compared with operations requiring a midline laparotomy. During laparoscopic surgery, carbon dioxide insufflation may produce significant hemodynamic and ventilatory consequences such as increased intraabdominal pressure and hypercarbia. Hemodynamic insults secondary to increased intraabdominal pressure include increased afterload and preload and decreased cardiac output, whereas ventilatory consequences include increased airway pressures, hypercarbia, and decreased pulmonary compliance...
February 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193193/observation-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-and-agreement-with-claims-based-and-clinical-risk-stratification-criteria-in-united-states-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
#11
Elaine Nguyen, Craig I Coleman, W Frank Peacock, Philip S Wells, Erin R Weeda, Veronica Ashton, Concetta Crivera, Peter Wildgoose, Jeff R Schein, Thomas J Bunz, Gregory J Fermann
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest observation stays are appropriate for pulmonary embolism (PE) patients at low-risk for early mortality. We sought to assess agreement between United States (US) observation management of PE and claims-based and clinical risk stratification criteria. METHODS: Using US Premier data from 11/2012 to 3/2015, we identified adult observation stay patients with a primary diagnosis of PE, ≥1 PE diagnostic test claim and evidence of PE treatment...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193165/cardiorenal-anemia-syndrome-and-survival-among-heart-failure-patients-in-tanzania-a-prospective-cohort-study
#12
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/28191605/integrating-palliative-care-into-routine-care-of-patients-with-heart-failure-models-for-clinical-collaboration
#13
REVIEW
Warren H Lewin, Kristen G Schaefer
Heart failure (HF) affects nearly 5.7 million Americans and is described as a chronic incurable illness carrying a poor prognosis. Patients living with HF experience significant symptoms including dyspnea, pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. As the illness advances into later stages, symptoms become more intense and refractory to standard treatments, leading to recurrent acute-care utilization and contributing to poor quality of life. Advanced HF symptoms have been described to be as burdensome, if not more than, those in cancer populations...
February 13, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188268/design-and-rationale-of-a-randomized-trial-of-a-care-transition-strategy-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-guided-hf-get-with-the-guidelines-in-emergency-department-patients-with-heart-failure
#14
Gregory J Fermann, Phillip D Levy, Peter Pang, Javed Butler, S Imran Ayaz, Douglas Char, Patrick Dunn, Cathy A Jenkins, Christy Kampe, Yosef Khan, Vijaya A Kumar, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Dandan Liu, Karen Miller, W Frank Peacock, Samaa Rizk, Chad Robichaux, Russell L Rothman, Jon Schrock, Adam Singer, Sarah A Sterling, Alan B Storrow, Cheryl Walsh, John Wilburn, Sean P Collins
: GUIDED-HF (Get With the Guidelines in Emergency Department Patients With Heart Failure) is a multicenter randomized trial of a patient-centered transitional care intervention in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who are discharged either directly from the emergency department (ED) or after a brief period of ED-based observation. To optimize care and reduce ED and hospital revisits, there has been significant emphasis on improving transitions at the time of hospital discharge for patients with HF...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185709/heart-failure-guidelines-what-s-new
#15
REVIEW
Lampros Papadimitriou, Carine E Hamo, Javed Butler
Heart Failure is a global epidemic, affecting approximately 5 million adults in the U.S.A. The cornerstone of contemporary pharmacological therapy targets the over activated renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and sympathetic autonomic systems. The 2016 focused pharmacologic update on the current Heart Failure Guidelines introduces the use of two newly approved regimens valsartan/sacubitril and ivabradine. Over the last two decades, guideline directed medical therapy has accomplished significant improvement in survival rates among heart failure patients; however these novel compounds were reported to exert additional mortality and morbidity benefits, in heart failure subpopulations with reduced ejection fraction...
January 11, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182166/reducing-the-risk-of-stroke-in-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-practical-guide-for-clinicians
#16
REVIEW
Joanne M Foody
Non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) significantly contributes to the burden of stroke, particularly in elderly patients. The challenge of optimizing anticoagulation therapy is balancing efficacy and bleeding risk, especially as the same patients at high risk of stroke also tend to be at high risk of bleeding. Treating the elderly patient with NVAF presents special challenges because of their heightened risk for both stroke and bleeding. Despite clinical trial data and evidence-based guidelines, surveys indicate that physicians underuse anticoagulation in older patients for reasons that include overemphasis of bleeding risk, particularly with the increased risk of falling, at the cost of thromboembolic risk...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176418/impact-of-qrs-complex-duration-and-morphology-on-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-and-left-ventricular-function-improvement-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#17
Pieter van der Bijl, Mand Khidir, Melissa Leung, Bart Mertens, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
AIMS: To evaluate the impact of the interaction of QRS duration and morphology on left ventricular (LV) reverse remodelling and LV functional improvement in heart failure (HF) patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: From an ongoing registry of HF patients treated with CRT according to contemporary guidelines, demographic, clinical, electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic characteristics were analysed. Patients were divided according to QRS duration and morphology: <150 ms vs...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168895/factors-related-to-self-care-behaviours-in-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-of-european-heart-failure-self-care-behaviour-scale-studies
#18
Natasa Sedlar, Mitja Lainscak, Jan Mårtensson, Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma, Jerneja Farkas
BACKGROUND: Self-care is an important element in the comprehensive management of patients with heart failure. The European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) was developed and tested to measure behaviours performed by the heart failure patients to maintain life, healthy functioning, and wellbeing. AIMS: The purpose of this review was to evaluate the importance of factors associated with heart failure self-care behaviours as measured by the EHFScBS...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166237/no-benefits-of-statins-for-sudden-cardiac-death-prevention-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
Muaamar Al-Gobari, Hai-Ha Le, Mor Fall, François Gueyffier, Bernard Burnand
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Statins showed mixed results in heart failure (HF) patients. The benefits in major HF outcomes, including all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death (SCD), have always been discordant across systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We intended to systematically identify and appraise the available evidence that evaluated the effectiveness of statins in clinical outcomes for HF patients. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: We searched, until April 28, 2016: Medline, Embase, ISI Web of Science and EBM reviews (Cochrane DSR, ACP journal club, DARE, CCTR, CMR, HTA, and NHSEED), checked clinicaltrials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163196/extraction-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-information-from-various-types-of-clinical-reports
#20
Youngjun Kim, Jennifer H Garvin, Mary K Goldstein, Tammy S Hwang, Andrew Redd, Dan Bolton, Paul A Heidenreich, Stéphane M Meystre
Efforts to improve the treatment of congestive heart failure, a common and serious medical condition, include the use of quality measures to assess guideline-concordant care. The goal of this study is to identify left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) information from various types of clinical notes, and to then use this information for heart failure quality measurement. We analyzed the annotation differences between a new corpus of clinical notes from the Echocardiography, Radiology, and Text Integrated Utility package and other corpora annotated for natural language processing (NLP) research in the Department of Veterans Affairs...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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