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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738523/a-natriuretic-peptides-clearance-receptor-s-agonist-reduces-pulmonary-artery-pressures-and-enhances-cardiac-performance-in-preclinical-models-new-hope-for-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-left-ventricular-heart-failure
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Emmanuel Eroume Egom, Tiam Feridooni, Rebabonye B Pharithi, Barkat Khan, Haaris A Shiwani, Vincent Maher, Yassine El Hiani, Kishore B S Pasumarthi, Hilaire A Ribama
BACKGROUND: In patients with left ventricular heart failure (HF), the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common and represents a strong predictor of death. Despite recent advances in the pathophysiological understanding there is as yet no prospect of cure of this deadly clinical entity and the majority of patients continue to progress to right ventricular failure and die. Furthermore, there is no single medical treatment currently approved for PH related to HF. There is, therefore an urgent unmet need to identify novel pharmacological agents that will prevent the progressive increased or reverse the elevated pulmonary arterial pressures while enhancing cardiac performance in HF...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738494/-congenital-absence-of-left-atrial-appendage-in-a-patient-with-paroxysmal-ventricular-tachycardia-and-atrial-fibrillation
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B Zhang, A Q Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738273/factors-influencing-warfarin-control-in-australia-and-singapore
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Nijole Bernaitis, Chi Keong Ching, Siew Chong Teo, Liping Chen, Tony Badrick, Andrew K Davey, Julia Crilly, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is widely used for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Variations in warfarin control, as measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR), have been reported across different regions and ethnicities, particularly between Western and Asian countries. However, there is limited data on comparative factors influencing warfarin control in Caucasian and Asian patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine warfarin control and potential factors influencing this in patients with NVAF in Australia and Singapore...
July 14, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738160/atrial-selective-k-channel-blockers-potential-antiarrhythmic-drugs-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Ursula Ravens
In the wake of demographic change in Western countries atrial fibrillation has reached an epidemiological scale, yet current strategies for drug treatment of the arrhythmia lack sufficient efficacy and safety. In search of novel medications, atrial-selective drugs that specifically target atrial over other cardiac functions have been developed. In this lecture, I will address drugs acting on potassium (K+) channels that are either predominantly expressed in atria or possess electrophysiological properties distinct in atria from ventricles...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738140/high-prevalence-of-subclinical-cerebral-infarction-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Rebecca J Cogswell, Faye L Norby, Rebecca F Gottesman, Lin Y Chen, Scott Solomon, Amil Shah, Alvaro Alonso
AIMS: Undetected atrial fibrillation (AF) may be common in the heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) population, and failure to detect this may lead to the missing of opportunities to prevent associated subclinical cerebral infarctions (SCIs) and cognitive decline. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1527 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, who underwent echocardiography, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and detailed cognitive assessment during 2011-13...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737876/-acute-pericarditis-complicated-by-pericardial-effusion-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
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Daniel Palanca Arias, Elena G Corella Aznar, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Alba Fernández Gómez, Marta López Ramón, Lorenzo Jiménez Montañés
Acute pericarditis is the most common disease of the pericardium encountered in clinical practice. It is diagnosed in 0.1% of all admissions and 5% of emergency room admissions for chest pain. In developed countries, it is usually due to a benign cause. Idiopathic and infectious pericarditis are more common than secondary to surgical pericardiotomy or neoplastic causes, whereas tuberculosis is the dominant cause in developing countries. The most common symptoms of pericarditis are characteristic chest pain and fever...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737773/the-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-among-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-undergoing-high-dose-melphalan-and-stem-cell-transplantation-experience-at-a-single-institution
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M Arun, D Brauneis, G Doros, A C Shelton, J M Sloan, K Quillen, F L Ruberg, V Sanchorawala, C Varga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737647/risk-factors-for-30-day-hospital-readmission-for-diverticular-hemorrhage
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Jonah N Rubin, Daniel Shoag, John N Gaetano, Dejan Micic, Neil Sengupta
INTRODUCTION: The 2010 Affordable Care Act introduced the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to reduce health care utilization. Diverticular disease and its complications remain a leading cause of hospitalization among gastrointestinal disease. We sought to determine risk factors for 30-day hospital readmissions after hospitalization for diverticular bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We utilized the 2013 National Readmission Database sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality focusing on hospitalizations with the primary or secondary discharge diagnosis of diverticular hemorrhage or diverticulitis with hemorrhage...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737273/recovery-free-of-heart-failure-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-coronary-revascularization
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Alec Falkenham, Manu K Saraswat, Chloe Wong, Kareem Gawdat, Tanya Myers, Jahanara Begum, Karen J Buth, Ian Haidl, Jean Marshall, Jean-Francois Légaré
AIMS: Previous studies have examined risk factors for the development of heart failure (HF) subsequent to acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our study seeks to clarify the clinical variables that best characterize patients who remain free from HF after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery for ACS to determine novel biological factors favouring freedom from HF in prospective translational studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nova Scotia residents (1995-2012) undergoing CABG within 3 weeks of ACS were included...
July 24, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737102/comparative-effectiveness-of-rivaroxaban-in-the-treatment-of-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Faye L Norby, Alvaro Alonso
Rivaroxaban is a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) approved for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, a common arrhythmia. In this review, we summarize the effectiveness of rivaroxaban versus warfarin and the DOACs dabigatran, apixaban and edoxaban. The primary focus is on primary evidence from clinical trials, indirect comparison studies and real-world studies. While there are gaps in the literature, the evidence thus far indicates that rivaroxaban is superior to warfarin and similar to dabigatran, apixaban and edoxaban for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, although rivaroxaban may be associated with an elevated bleeding risk compared with other DOACs...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737070/%C3%AE-blockers-on-discharge-from-acute-atrial-fibrillation-are-associated-with-decreased-mortality-and-lower-cerebrovascular-accidents-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Charbel Abi Khalil, Mohammad Zubaid, Nidal Asaad, Wafa A Rashed, Adel Khalifa Hamad, Rajvir Singh, Jassim Al Suwaidi
The benefits of β-blockers in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are controversial. The Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events was a prospective, multinational, observational registry of consecutive patients with AF recruited from the emergency department (ED). We studied the incidence of 6- and 12-month mortality, hospitalization for HF or AF, and stroke/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in patients with HFrEF, in relation to β-blockers on discharge from the ED or the subsequent hospital stay...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737016/grade-i-diastolic-dysfunction-and-elevated-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-mitral-doppler-inflow-pulmonary-vein%C3%A2-atrial-reversal-and-the-m-mode-mitral-b-bump
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Edmund K Kerut, Elizabeth McIlwain, Rick A Nishimura
Grade I diastolic dysfunction (DD) is generally associated with a normal mean left atrial pressure (LAP) and normal left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP). The first hemodynamic alteration seen in DD, however, is the development of an elevated LVEDP with a persistent normal LAP. This is manifested by echocardiography as a continued mitral pulsed wave (PW) E/A <0.8 (Grade I DD), but with evidence of an elevated LVEDP. Such findings include alterations in PV flow, mitral PW inflow response to Valsalva maneuver, and also the presence of a B-bump on the mitral M-mode tracing...
July 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736822/congenital-heart-disease-and-cardiac-procedural-outcomes-in-patients-with-trisomy-21-and-turner-syndrome
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Raysa Morales-Demori
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is present in approximately 50% of patients with trisomy 21 (T21) and Turner syndrome (TS). According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, every patient with these genetic disorders should have a postnatal echocardiogram. T21 is usually associated with atrioventricular (30%-60%), atrial (16%-21%), or ventricular septal defects (14%-27%). TS is usually associated with left-sided heart disease. However, the spectrum of CHD in these genetic disorders is wider than those mentioned lesions...
July 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736714/correlation-between-functional-electrical-gaps-identified-by-ultrahigh-density-mapping-and-by-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-repeat-atrial-fibrillation-procedure
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Eva M Benito, David Andreu, Lluis Mont, Antonio Berruezo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736712/successful-ablation-for-non-pulmonary-multi-foci-atrial-fibrillation-tachycardia-in-a-patient-with-coronary-sinus-ostial-atresia-by-transseptal-puncture-and-epicardial-approach
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Yukihiro Inamura, Junichi Nitta, Akira Sato, Masahiko Goya, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736707/abnormal-atrial-strain-with-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-the-arrhythmic-substrate-of-atypical-right-atrial-flutter
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Hiroshi Kawakami, Takayuki Nagai, Katsuji Inoue, Jitsuo Higaki, Shuntaro Ikeda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736706/pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-stand-alone-unroofed-coronary-sinus
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Masaki Tsuji, Ken Kato, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tamotsu Tejima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736561/recent-advances-in-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-end-stage-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Federico Ronco, Patrizio Mazzone, Leila Hosseinian, Simonetta Genovesi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a high prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF), but in this population the risk/benefit ratio of anticoagulant therapy with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for thromboprophylaxis is uncertain. SUMMARY: In end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis, VKA seem less effective in stroke prevention than in the general population, with an increased risk of major bleeding. Recently, novel oral anticoagulant agents (NOACs) have proven to be effective for stroke prevention in AF and have demonstrated an improved safety profile compared to VKA...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736560/nonparallel-progression-of-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-long-term-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Qiuhong Shi, Jing Zhu, Sheng Feng, Huaying Shen, Jianchang Chen, Kai Song
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Left ventricular hypertrophy and dysfunction are key cardiovascular risk factors of patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). The purpose of this study was to investigate the dynamic changes of left ventricular (LV) structure and function in patients on long-term PD. METHODS: Patients who underwent PD catheter insertions from January 2010 to December 2012 in our PD center were enrolled into this study. Cardiac structure and function of those patients were determined by echocardiography (4 times) at 12-month intervals...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736386/stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-very-elderly-anticoagulant-therapy-is-no-longer-a-sin
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EDITORIAL
Jack Ansell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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