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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220768/arterial-structure-and-function-in-subjects-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-after-one-year-of-treatment
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Agata Schneider, Joanna Gawęcka, Andrzej Minczykowski, Tomasz Krauze, Przemysław Guzik, Jarosław Piskorski, James Heathers, Andrzej Wykrętowicz
INTRODUCTION    It is controversial whether the modification of arterial stiffness and intima-media thickness (IMT) is plausible in patients with clinically significant atherosclerosis.  OBJECTIVES    We evaluated the effects of the one-year pharmacological therapy on the arterial stiffness and IMT in survivors of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) who were treated according to the clinical guidelines.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    For this study 298 NSTEMI patients (median age 64 years; 85 females) were enrolled...
February 15, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220031/trends-in-discharge-claims-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-among-patients-on-dialysis
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Gautam R Shroff, Shuling Li, Charles A Herzog
Analysis of a contemporary cohort of patients on dialysis revealed that mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has decreased, whereas the prevalence of AMI has increased markedly, particularly among patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Using inpatient discharge diagnosis codes (1993-2008), we determined that proportions of AMI claims decreased in the primary position (from 65% to 52%) but increased in the secondary position (from 35% to 48%). Proportions of NSTEMI codes increased remarkably in both the primary and secondary positions...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219895/impact-of-practice-based-management-of-pa-pressures-in-2000-patients-implanted-with-the-cardiomems-sensor
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J Thomas Heywood, Rita Jermyn, David Shavelle, William T Abraham, Arvind Bhimaraj, Kunjan Bhatt, Fareed Sheikh, Eric Eichorn, Sumant Lamba, Rupinder Bharmi, Rahul Agarwal, Charisma Kumar, Lynne W Stevenson
Background -Elevated pulmonary artery (PA) pressures in patients with heart failure (HF) are associated with a high risk for hospitalization and mortality. Recent clinical trial evidence demonstrated a direct relationship between lowering remotely monitored PA pressures and HF hospitalization risk reduction using a novel implantable PA pressure monitoring system (CardioMEMS HF System, St Jude Medical). This study examines PA pressure changes in the first 2,000 US patients implanted in general practice use. Methods -De-identified data from the remote monitoring Merlin...
February 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217227/cardiac-conduction-defects-and-brugada-syndrome-a-family-with-overlap-syndrome-carrying-a-nonsense-scn5a-mutation
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Hisaaki Aoki, Yoshihide Nakamura, Seiko Ohno, Takeru Makiyama, Minoru Horie
BACKGROUND: Phenotypes often differ even within family members carrying the same SCN5A mutation. We aimed to evaluate the genetic modifiers in a family with Brugada syndrome (BrS) and sick sinus syndrome (SSS) with an SCN5A mutation that causes the truncated alpha-subunit of cardiac Na channel protein. METHODS: To detect the genetic modifiers, we performed targeted panel sequencing of the coding region of 46 genes that are related to primary arrhythmia syndrome, by using a bench-top, next generation sequencer...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216215/direct-admission-versus-interhospital-transfer-for-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Damian Kawecki, Marek Gierlotka, Beata Morawiec, Michał Hawranek, Mateusz Tajstra, Michał Skrzypek, Wojciech Wojakowski, Lech Poloński, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Mariusz Gąsior
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the influence of direct admission versus transfer via regional hospital to a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) center on time delays and 12-month mortality in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients from a real-life perspective. BACKGROUND: Reduction of delays to reperfusion is crucial in a STEMI system of care. However, it is still debated whether direct admission to a PCI center is superior to interhospital transfer in terms of long-term prognosis...
February 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216061/outcomes-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-ectatic-infarct-related-arteries
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Vimalraj Bogana Shanmugam, Peter J Psaltis, Dennis T L Wong, Ian T Meredith, Yuvaraj Malaiapan, Wally Ahmar
BACKGROUND: There is minimal published data on outcomes of patients presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to an ectatic infarct-related artery (EIRA). The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical characteristics and outcomes of these patients presenting for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) in comparison with non-EIRA. METHODS: Of the 1834 patients who presented at our institution for P-PCI between February 2008 and November 2013, 25 (1...
February 7, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214506/comparison-of-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-versus-without-interatrial-block-and-implications-for-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation
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Bryce Alexander, Jimmy MacHaalany, Brandon Lam, Henri van Rooy, Sohaib Haseeb, Adrian Kuchtaruk, Benedict Glover, Antoni Bayés de Luna, Adrian Baranchuk
Interatrial block (IAB) represents delay or block of conduction between the atria. IAB has been shown to predict the development or recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in various clinical scenarios. Few studies have examined the correlation between coronary artery disease and the prevalence of IAB and its impact on AF. The aim of this study was to determine if specific coronary artery lesions (location and number) are associated with the presence of IAB and development of new-onset AF. Retrospective analysis of patients presenting with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) to our institution...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207778/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-levels-are-u-shaped-in-the-ludwigshafen-risk-and-cardiovascular-health-luric-study-impact-for-mortality
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Rainer P Woitas, Hubert Scharnagl, Marcus E Kleber, Graciela E Delgado, Tanja B Grammer, Martin Pichler, Bernhard K Krämer, Winfried März, Tatjana Stojakovic
INTRODUCTION: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a glycoprotein released by damaged renal tubular cells and mature neutrophils. It is elevated in kidney injury, but also in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction. We investigated the prognostic value of NGAL for total and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography without history of renal insufficiency at inclusion into the study. PARTICIPANTS: The LURIC study is an ongoing prospective cohort study of patients referred for coronary angiography and is designed to evaluate determinants of cardiovascular health...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191713/tissue-characterization-and-phenotype-classification-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-the-iwonder-study
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Cristiano F Souza, Akiko Maehara, Gary S Mintz, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Claudia M R Alves, Antonio Carlos Carvalho, Adriano Caixeta
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess a new modality of radiofrequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) called iMAP-IVUS (Boston Scientific, Santa Clara, California) during the evaluation of patients presenting with high-risk acute coronary syndromes. BACKGROUND: There are limited data on plaque tissue characterization and phenotype classification using iMAP-IVUS. METHODS: In the iWonder study patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-STEMI underwent three-vessel grayscale IVUS and iMAP-IVUS tissue characterization prior to percutaneous intervention...
February 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191514/anticoagulant-therapy-for-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-china-a-multi-center-observational-study
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Xiao-Huan Gong, Jin-Ming Yu, Yong Mao, Da-Yi Hu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the anticoagulant therapy for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) in China and to offer the rationale for establishing reasonable strategies to improve the prognosis of NSTE-ACS. METHODS: A total of 1,502 patients with NSTE-ACS were recruited from 28 third-grade hospitals distributed in 14 provinces and cities in China from December 2009 to December 2011. The strategies for diagnosis and treatment, decided by each hospital respectively, were used for further analysis and comparison of medication, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and end points for efficacy and safety assessment at 9 and 30 days following PCI...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182682/prognostic-impact-of-alkaline-phosphatase-measured-at-time-of-presentation-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Pyung Chun Oh, Kyounghoon Lee, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jeonggeun Moon, Hyun Woo Park, Ho-Jun Jang, Sang-Don Park, Sung Woo Kwon, Jon Suh, Woong Chol Kang
BACKGROUND: Serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has been shown to be a prognostic factor in several subgroups of patients due to its promotion of vascular calcification. However, the prognostic impact of serum ALP level in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with a relatively low calcification burden has not been determined. We aimed to investigate the association of ALP level measured at time of presentation on clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI requiring primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179617/relationship-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-the-syntax-score-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ahmet Oğuz Baktır, Yasemin Doğan, Bahadır Şarlı, Ömer Şahin, Erkan Demirci, Mahmut Akpek, Eyüp Özkan, Hüseyin Arınç, Hayrettin Sağlam
OBJECTIVE: The extent of severity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and possible correlations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) have not yet been adequately studied. We evaluated the relationship between 25(OH)D levels and the burden of CAD as assessed by the SYNTAX score (SXscore) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) including STEMI and NSTEMI. METHODS: After exclusion, a total of 113 patients who were admitted to our hospital due to ACS and who were referred for undergoing coronary angiography were prospectively included...
February 1, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174052/a-randomised-trial-of-expedited-transfer-to-a-cardiac-arrest-centre-for-non-st-elevation-ventricular-fibrillation-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-arrest-pilot-randomised-trial
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Tiffany Patterson, Gavin D Perkins, Jubin Joseph, Karen Wilson, Laura Van Dyck, Steven Robertson, Hanna Nguyen, Hannah McConkey, Mark Whitbread, Rachael Fothergill, Joanne Nevett, Miles Dalby, Roby Rakhit, Philip MacCarthy, Divaka Perera, Jerry P Nolan, Simon R Redwood
BACKGROUND: Wide variation exists in inter-hospital survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Regionalisation of care into cardiac arrest centres (CAC) may improve this. We report a pilot randomised trial of expedited transfer to a CAC following OHCA without ST-elevation. The objective was to assess the feasibility of performing a large-scale randomised controlled trial. METHODS: Adult witnessed ventricular fibrillation OHCA of presumed cardiac cause were randomised 1:1 to either: (1) treatment: comprising expedited transfer to a CAC for goal-directed therapy including access to immediate reperfusion, or (2) control: comprising current standard of care involving delivery to the geographically closest hospital...
February 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166110/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-elevation-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Andreas Duma, Swatilika Pal, Joshua Johnston, Mohammad A Helwani, Adithya Bhat, Bali Gill, Jessica Rosenkvist, Christopher Cartmill, Frank Brown, J Philip Miller, Mitchell G Scott, Francisco Sanchez-Conde, Michael Jarvis, Nuri B Farber, Charles F Zorumski, Charles Conway, Peter Nagele
BACKGROUND: While electroconvulsive therapy is widely regarded as a lifesaving and safe procedure, evidence regarding its effects on myocardial cell injury is sparse. The objective of this investigation was to determine the incidence and magnitude of new cardiac troponin elevation after electroconvulsive therapy using a novel high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in adult patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy in a single academic center (up to three electroconvulsive therapy treatments per patient)...
February 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164519/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-influence-on-antiplatelet-therapy-of-clopidogrel-in-acs
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Shuo Yang, Chanjuan Cui, Jie Zhang, Rui Qiao
BACKGROUND: Clopidogrel is a prodrug, the minority of which is converted to an active metabolite by hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP2C19), however, most of it is metabolized to inactive substance by hepatic carboxylesterase1 (CES1). Meanwhile angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are mostly metabolized by CES1. We aimed to assess the impact of ACEIs on platelet inhibition by clopidogrel. METHODS: We genotyped variants CES1, CYP2C19*2 and *3 in 502 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) receiving clopidogrel therapy, and analyzed the effects of ACEIs on responsiveness to clopidogrel by the vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) phosphorylation assay and ADP-stimulated impedance whole blood platelet aggregation assay...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164009/infarct-related-artery-only-versus-complete-revascularization-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-multi-vessel-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Santhosh R Devarapally, Sameer Arora
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association (ACCF/AHA) focused update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) only gives a class II b (weak) indication for non-infarct artery intervention at the time of primary PCI. Recent randomized controlled trials, however, suggest strong evidence supporting complete revascularization. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted in PUBMED, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane central register for randomized controlled trials comparing complete versus infarct artery (IRA) only revascularization in patients with STEMI...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163834/does-heart-rate-variability-correlate-with-long-term-prognosis-in-myocardial-infarction-patients-treated-by-early-revascularization
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Leonida Compostella, Nenad Lakusic, Caterina Compostella, Li Van Stella Truong, Sabino Iliceto, Fabio Bellotto
AIM: To assess the prevalence of depressed heart rate variability (HRV) after an acute myocardial infarction (MI), and to evaluate its prognostic significance in the present era of immediate reperfusion. METHODS: Time-domain HRV (obtained from 24-h Holter recordings) was assessed in 326 patients (63.5 ± 12.1 years old; 80% males), two weeks after a complicated MI treated by early reperfusion: 208 ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients (in which reperfusion was successfully obtained within 6 h of symptoms in 94% of cases) and 118 non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients (percutaneous coronary intervention was performed within 24 h and successful in 73% of cases)...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159024/excess-long-term-mortality-among-hospital-survivors-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-soroka-acute-myocardial-infarction-sami-project
#18
Y Plakht, H Gilutz, A Shiyovich
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated long-term survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in unselected 'real life' patients according to the various risk groups, and it's persistence with time after AMI as compared with the matched general population. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHODS: Data were collected from 2671 AMI hospital survivors (tertiary medical centre in Israel), which included demographics, clinical characteristics of AMI, comorbidities, interventions and test results...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157397/association-of-red-cell-distribution-width-with-noninfarct-related-artery-chronic-total-occlusion-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Mikail Yarlioglues, Alparslan Kurtul
OBJECTIVE: The presence of chronic total occlusion (CTO) in noninfarct-related artery (non-IRA) is an independent predictor of mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated whether red cell distribution width (RDW) levels are associated with presence of non-IRA-CTO in AMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI] and non-STEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 858) were categorized into three groups: single vessel disease, multivessel disease (MVD) without CTO and MVD with CTO...
February 3, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154589/optimal-timing-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-nonculprit-vessel-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-multivessel-disease
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Inna Kim, Min Chul Kim, Hae Chang Jeong, Keun Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park, Ki-Bae Seung, Kiyuk Chang, Youngkeun Ahn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease (MVD), the optimal timing of staged percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 753 STEMI patients with MVD who were treated by multivessel PCI in the Convergent Registry of Catholic and Chonnam University for Acute myocardial infarction (MI). Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the time from initial to staged PCI: group 1 (n=316, multivessel PCI performed during the index procedure), group 2 (n=360, staged PCI within 1 week), and group 3 (n=77, staged PCI after 1 week)...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
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