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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340197/the-evolution-and-benefit-of-device-therapy-in-patients-listed-for-heart-transplant
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Bert Vandenberk, Mark Hinderks, Gabor Voros, Christophe Garweg, Johan Vanhaecke, Rik Willems
Aims: The latest 2015 ESC Guidelines on the prevention of sudden cardiac death make a Class IIa recommendation for ICD implantation in patients listed for heart transplantation. This recommendation was based on expert consensus in view of the sparsity of data. Methods and results: All patients listed for heart transplantation at the University Hospitals of Leuven from 2002 until 2014 were studied retrospectively. Exclusion criteria were age <16 years, cardiac disease other than ischaemic or dilated cardiomyopathy and re-transplantation...
March 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340182/novel-targets-and-future-strategies-for-acute-cardioprotection-position-paper-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-working-group-on-cellular-biology-of-the-heart
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Derek J Hausenloy, David Garcia-Dorado, Hans Erik Bøtker, Sean M Davidson, James Downey, Felix B Engel, Robert Jennings, Sandrine Lecour, Jonathan Leor, Rosalinda Madonna, Michel Ovize, Cinzia Perrino, Fabrice Prunier, Rainer Schulz, Joost P G Sluijter, Linda W Van Laake, Jakob Vinten-Johansen, Derek M Yellon, Kirsti Ytrehus, Gerd Heusch, Péter Ferdinandy
Ischaemic heart disease and the heart failure that often results, remain the leading causes of death and disability in Europe and worldwide. As such, in order to prevent heart failure and improve clinical outcomes in patients presenting with an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery, novel therapies are required to protect the heart against the detrimental effects of acute ischaemia/reperfusion injury. During the last three decades, a wide variety of ischaemic conditioning strategies and pharmacological treatments have been tested in the clinic - however, their translation from experimental to clinical studies for improving patient outcomes has been both challenging and disappointing...
March 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340014/association-between-right-ventricular-lead-position-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Mads Brix Kronborg, Jens Brock Johansen, Sam Riahi, Helen Hoegh Petersen, Jens Haarbo, Ole Dan Jørgensen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen
Aims: To evaluate the association between an apical vs. non-apical right ventricular lead position (RV-LP) and clinical outcome in a large nationwide cohort of patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods and results: We included consecutive Danish patients receiving a CRT device from 2008 to 2012, identified from the Danish Pacemaker and ICD Register. Endpoints were mortality, mortality or hospitalization for heart failure (HF), and clinical response (improvement ≥1 New York Heart Association class at follow-up)...
March 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339992/rheumatoid-arthritis-specific-cardiovascular-risk-scores-are-not-superior-to-general-risk-scores-a-validation-analysis-of-patients-from-seven-countries
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Cynthia S Crowson, Sherine E Gabriel, Anne Grete Semb, Piet L C M van Riel, George Karpouzas, Patrick H Dessein, Carol Hitchon, Virginia Pascual-Ramos, George D Kitas
Objectives.: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators developed for the general population do not accurately predict CVD events in patients with RA. We sought to externally validate risk calculators recommended for use in patients with RA including the EULAR 1.5 multiplier, the Expanded Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Score for RA (ERS-RA) and QRISK2. Methods.: Seven RA cohorts from UK, Norway, Netherlands, USA, South Africa, Canada and Mexico were combined...
March 8, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338862/family-aggregation-of-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-a-register-based-prospective-study-of-pooled-nordic-twin-cohorts
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Karri Silventoinen, Jacob Hjelmborg, Sören Möller, Samuli Ripatti, Axel Skythe, Emmi Tikkanen, Nancy L Pedersen, Patrik Ke Magnusson, Kaare Christensen, Jaakko Kaprio
Background: Familial factors play an important role in the variation of risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but less is known about how they affect the risk of death from CVD. We estimated familial aggregation of CVD mortality for twins offering the maximum level of risk due to genetic and other familial factors. Methods: Altogether, 132 771 twin individuals, including 65 196 complete pairs from Denmark, Finland and Sweden born in 1958 or earlier, participated in this study...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331015/association-between-clinically-recorded-alcohol-consumption-and-initial-presentation-of-12-cardiovascular-diseases-population-based-cohort-study-using-linked-health-records
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Steven Bell, Marina Daskalopoulou, Eleni Rapsomaniki, Julie George, Annie Britton, Martin Bobak, Juan P Casas, Caroline E Dale, Spiros Denaxas, Anoop D Shah, Harry Hemingway
Objectives To investigate the association between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease at higher resolution by examining the initial lifetime presentation of 12 cardiac, cerebrovascular, abdominal, or peripheral vascular diseases among five categories of consumption.Design Population based cohort study of linked electronic health records covering primary care, hospital admissions, and mortality in 1997-2010 (median follow-up six years).Setting CALIBER (ClinicAl research using LInked Bespoke studies and Electronic health Records)...
March 22, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329280/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-primary-prevention-of-death-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-with-and-without-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-8567-patients-in-the-11-trials
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Matthew J Shun-Shin, Sean L Zheng, Graham D Cole, James P Howard, Zachary I Whinnett, Darrel P Francis
Aims: Primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are established therapy for reducing mortality in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and ischaemic heart disease (IHD). However, their efficacy in patients without IHD has been controversial. We undertook a meta-analysis of the totality of the evidence. Methods and results: We systematically identified all RCTs comparing ICD vs. no ICD in primary prevention. Eligible RCTs were those that recruited patients with left ventricular dysfunction, reported all-cause mortality, and presented their results stratified by the presence of IHD (or recruited only those with or without)...
February 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329231/cardiac-protective-effects-of-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-in-children-undergoing-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qingping Wu, Tingting Wang, Shiqiang Chen, Quanjun Zhou, Haobo Li, Na Hu, Yinglu Feng, Nianguo Dong, Shanglong Yao, Zhengyuan Xia
Aims: Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) by inducing brief ischaemia in distant tissues protects the heart against myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in children undergoing open-heart surgery, although its effectiveness in adults with comorbidities is controversial. The effectiveness and mechanism of RIPC with respect to myocardial IRI in children with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), a severe cyanotic congenital cardiac disease, undergoing open heart surgery are unclear. We hypothesized that RIPC can confer cardioprotection in children undergoing ToF repair surgery...
February 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329032/early-and-mid-term-outcomes-of-endovascular-and-open-surgical-repair-of-non-dissected-aortic-arch-aneurysm%C3%A2
#9
Daijiro Hori, Homare Okamura, Takahiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Nishi, Koichi Yuri, Naoyuki Kimura, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi
OBJECTIVES: With the introduction of endovascular stent graft technology, a variety of surgical options are available for patients with aortic aneurysms. We sought to evaluate early-term and mid-term outcomes of patients undergoing endovascular and open surgical repair for non-dissected aortic arch aneurysm. METHODS: Overall, 200 patients underwent treatment for isolated non-dissected aortic arch aneurysm between January 2008 and February 2016: 133 patients had open surgery and 67, endovascular repair...
February 22, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324597/the-burden-of-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-care-in-italy
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Carlo Piccinni, Ippazio Cosimo Antonazzo, Monica Simonetti, Marco Giovanni Mennuni, Damiano Parretti, Claudio Cricelli, Delia Colombo, Mihaela Nica, Iacopo Cricelli, Francesco Lapi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major public health concern. From a public health perspective, the epidemiology of CHF needs to be distinguished from that of its related acute form. Data stemming from primary care are crucial to better know and update the prevalence and incidence rates of CHF. AIM: To update the epidemiology of CHF in an Italian primary care setting and to describe socio-demographic, lifestyle, and clinical characteristics of these patients...
March 21, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319824/effect-of-long-term-remote-ischaemic-conditioning-on-platelet-function-and-fibrinolysis-in-patients-with-chronic-ischaemic-heart-failure
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Kasper Pryds, Jacobina Kristiansen, Søs Neergaard-Petersen, Roni R Nielsen, Michael R Schmidt, Jens Refsgaard, Steen D Kristensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Anne-Mette Hvas, Erik L Grove
INTRODUCTION: Remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) protects against ischaemia-reperfusion injury through cellular protective pathways, but may also modulate haemostasis. We aimed to investigate the effect of long-term RIC on platelet function and fibrinolysis in patients with chronic ischaemic heart failure (CIHF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a prospective, outcome-assessor blinded, paired study, 16 patients with CIHF and 21 age- and gender-matched controls without ischaemic heart disease (IHD) were treated with RIC once daily for 28±4days...
March 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319109/the-broad-study-a-randomised-controlled-trial-using-a-whole-food-plant-based-diet-in-the-community-for-obesity-ischaemic-heart-disease-or-diabetes
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N Wright, L Wilson, M Smith, B Duncan, P McHugh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: There is little randomised evidence using a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet as intervention for elevated body mass index (BMI) or dyslipidaemia. We investigated the effectiveness of a community-based dietary programme. Primary end points: BMI and cholesterol at 6 months (subsequently extended). SUBJECTS: Ages 35-70, from one general practice in Gisborne, New Zealand. Diagnosed with obesity or overweight and at least one of type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia...
March 20, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287147/radiation-associated-circulatory-disease-mortality-in-a-pooled-analysis-of-77-275-patients-from-the-massachusetts-and-canadian-tuberculosis-fluoroscopy-cohorts
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Van Tran, Lydia B Zablotska, Alina V Brenner, Mark P Little
High-dose ionising radiation is associated with circulatory disease. Risks associated with lower-dose (<0.5 Gy) exposures remain unclear, with little information on risk modification by age at exposure, years since exposure or dose-rate. Tuberculosis patients in Canada and Massachusetts received multiple diagnostic x-ray fluoroscopic exposures, over a wide range of ages, many at doses <0.5 Gy. We evaluated risks of circulatory-disease mortality associated with <0.5 Gy radiation exposure in a pooled cohort of 63,707 patients in Canada and 13,568 patients in Massachusetts...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287063/fatal-severe-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-williams-syndrome-decision-making-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiovascular-mri
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Inga Voges, Rodney C Franklin, Ricardo Wage, Sonya V Babu-Narayan
Williams syndrome is a well-recognised congenital disorder characterised by cardiovascular, connective tissue, and central nervous system abnormalities. Coronary artery abnormalities are seen in patients with supravalvar aortic stenosis, but end-stage ischaemic heart disease is rare. We report a case of end-stage ischaemic heart disease due to severe coronary arterial stenosis, highlighting how cardiovascular MRI contributed to the management.
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279832/anti-myc-associated-zinc-finger-protein-antibodies-are-associated-with-inflammatory-atherosclerotic-lesions-on-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Diana Ernst, Desiree Weiberg, Niklas T Baerlecken, Wolfgang Schlumberger, Cornelia Daehnrich, Reinhold E Schmidt, Frank M Bengel, Thorsten Derlin, Torsten Witte
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process of vessel walls responsible for coronary, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease, which together account for the majority of non-infective global deaths. Whilst great emphasis has been placed on lifestyle factors, a growing body of evidence supports an autoimmune component to atherosclerosis. This study evaluates a novel autoantibody against MYC-associated zinc finger protein (MAZ-Ab) as a potential marker of atherosclerosis...
February 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259552/the-patient-education-learning-and-coping-strategies-improves-adherence-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-lc-rehab-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Vibeke Lynggaard, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Rod S Taylor, Ole May
BACKGROUND: Despite proven benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), adherence to CR remains suboptimal. This trial aimed to assess the impact of the patient education 'Learning and Coping Strategies' (LC) on patient adherence to an eight-week CR program. METHODS: 825 patients with ischaemic heart disease or heart failure were open label randomised to either the LC arm (LC plus CR) or the control arm (CR alone) across three hospital units in Denmark. Both arms received same amount of training and education hours...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251827/muscle-wasting-in-young-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#17
Marjan Hajahmadi, Sara Shemshadi, Ehsan Khalilipur, Ahmad Amin, Sepideh Taghavi, Majid Maleki, Hadi Malek, Nasim Naderi
BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting can be accelerated by chronic diseases such as heart failure and is one of the major causes of disability, morbidity, and mortality in this population. We aimed to investigate the incidence of muscle wasting and its associated factors in dilated cardiomyopathy patients younger than 55 years of age. METHODS: Between April 2014 and December 2015, all symptomatic patients with a diagnosis of non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy who were referred to heart failure clinic were included in our study...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247245/thirty-years-of-heart-transplantation-at-the-university-medical-centre-utrecht
#18
A Sammani, A M Wind, J H Kirkels, C Klöpping, M P Buijsrogge, F Z Ramjakhan, F W Asselbergs, N de Jonge
PURPOSE: To analyse patient demographics, indications, survival and donor characteristics for heart transplantation (HTx) during the past 30 years at the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). METHODS: Data have been prospectively collected for all patients who underwent HTx at the UMCU from 1985 until 2015. Patients who were included underwent orthotopic HTx at an age >14 years. RESULTS: In total, 489 hearts have been transplanted since 1985; 120 patients (25%) had left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation prior to HTx...
February 28, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235819/does-the-risk-of-hospitalisation-for-ischaemic-heart-disease-rise-already-before-widowhood
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Elina Einiö, Heta Moustgaard, Pekka Martikainen, Taina Leinonen
BACKGROUND: The death of a spouse has been shown to increase mortality from various causes, including ischaemic heart disease. It is unclear, however, whether cardiac problems are already on the rise before widowhood. METHODS: Using longitudinal register data of Finnish widows-to-be aged 65 and over at baseline (N=19 185), we assessed the risk of hospitalisation for ischaemic heart disease 18 months before and after widowhood. Hospital admissions were derived from national hospital discharge registers between 1996 and 2002...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235735/serum-dihomo-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-level-is-inversely-associated-with-the-risk-of-depression-a-21-year-follow-up-study-in-general-population-men
#20
Teymoor Yary, Tommi Tolmunen, Soili M Lehto, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Tarja Nurmi, Jussi Kauhanen, Sari Voutilainen, Anu Ruusunen
BACKGROUND: Depression is a major public health challenge worldwide, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially n-3 PUFAs, have been found to inversely associate with the risk of depression. However, only few cross-sectional studies have investigated the association between dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA), an n-6 PUFA with anti-inflammatory effects, and depression. The aims of the present study were to examine an association between serum DGLA and the risk of depression, and to study whether the potential association is mediated via inflammation...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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