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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141361/-effect-of-probucol-on-preventing-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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X Q Suo, S C Yang, Z H Ma, T T Sun, W Y Zhang, H L Cong, W H Lin, C Z Lu, F S Tian, N K Fu
Objective: To investigate the preventive effect, possible mechanism and safety of probucol on contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Methods: A total of 641 patients with coronary heart disease were consecutively enrolled from Department of Cardiology, in Tianjin Chest Hospital, Tianjin TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital, Tianjin First Central Hospital, Tianjin Fourth Central Hospital. They were randomly divided into probucol group (n=321) and control group (n=320)...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141201/cardiovascular-risk-and-statin-eligibility-of-young-adults-after-an-myocardial-infarction-partners-young-mi-registry
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Avinainder Singh, Bradley L Collins, Ankur Gupta, Amber Fatima, Arman Qamar, David Biery, Julio Baez, Mary Cawley, Josh Klein, Jon Hainer, Jorge Plutzky, Christopher P Cannon, Khurram Nasir, Marcelo F Di Carli, Deepak L Bhatt, Ron Blankstein
BACKGROUND: Despite significant progress in primary prevention, the rate of MI has not declined in young adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate statin eligibility based on the 2013 American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol and 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for statin use in primary prevention in a cohort of adults who experienced a first-time myocardial infarction (MI) at a young age...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133599/potential-u-s-population-impact-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-high-blood-pressure-guideline
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Paul Muntner, Robert M Carey, Samuel Gidding, Daniel W Jones, Sandra J Taler, Jackson T Wright, Paul K Whelton
Background -The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive medication and BP target goals. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133356/2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice
#4
REVIEW
Paul K Whelton, Robert M Carey, Wilbert S Aronow, Donald E Casey, Karen J Collins, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Sondra M DePalma, Samuel Gidding, Kenneth A Jamerson, Daniel W Jones, Eric J MacLaughlin, Paul Muntner, Bruce Ovbiagele, Sidney C Smith, Crystal C Spencer, Randall S Stafford, Sandra J Taler, Randal J Thomas, Kim A Williams, Jeff D Williamson, Jackson T Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133355/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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REVIEW
David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133354/2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-executive-summary-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on
#6
REVIEW
Paul K Whelton, Robert M Carey, Wilbert S Aronow, Donald E Casey, Karen J Collins, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Sondra M DePalma, Samuel Gidding, Kenneth A Jamerson, Daniel W Jones, Eric J MacLaughlin, Paul Muntner, Bruce Ovbiagele, Sidney C Smith, Crystal C Spencer, Randall S Stafford, Sandra J Taler, Randal J Thomas, Kim A Williams, Jeff D Williamson, Jackson T Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133215/myocardial-infarction-and-gut-microbiota-an-incidental-connection
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REVIEW
Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Abolfazl Barzegari, Marisol Zuluaga, Didier Letourneur, Graciela Pavon-Djavid
Myocardial infarction (MI) is the main cause of cardiovascular crises that entails serious concerns in mortality, morbidity, and cost to the society. The main therapeutic goal of modern cardiology is to develop novel approaches to minimize inflammation, myocardial necrosis/apoptosis, and enhance cardiac repair after MI. Though MI can be affected by genetic and environmental factors, the search for targeting lifestyle factors has been of greater interest. One such potential factor is the microbiota, the human intestinal microbial community...
November 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131836/opportunistic-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-real-life-setting-in-general-practice-in-denmark-the-atrial-fibrillation-found-on-routine-detection-afford-non-interventional-study
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Jonas Hald, Peter Bo Poulsen, Ina Qvist, Lisbeth Holm, Dorte Wedell-Wedellsborg, Lars Dybro, Lars Frost
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic disease with an incidence increasing steeply by age and affecting more than 11 million patients in Europe and the United States. Diagnosing AF is essential for the prevention of stroke by oral anticoagulation. Opportunistic screening for AF in patients ≥65 years of age is recommended by the European and Danish Societies of Cardiology. The study aim was to examine the detection rate of AF in consecutively screened patients in the primary care setting in Denmark. In an open, non-interventional, cluster, multicenter, cross-sectional, observational study patients ≥65 years of age entering consecutively into general practice clinics were invited to nurse-assisted opportunistic screening for AF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131062/cardio-renal-determinants-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-primary-prevention-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Egidija Rinkuniene, Virginijus Sapoka, Marija Petrylaite, Jolita Badariene
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between severity of erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular risk and target organ (heart, renal, vascular) damage in men free of cardiovascular diseases (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 182 men: 100 with erectile dysfunction (ED) (IIEF mean score ≤ 21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score > 21). The ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry and diastolic function...
November 5, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119462/syncope-in-pediatric-practice
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REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Syncope is defined as a sudden, self-limited loss of consciousness and postural tone followed by spontaneous and complete recovery without any neurological sequelae. It is one of the most common paroxysmal disorders in children and adolescents. The three major causes of syncope in children are neural, cardiovascular and other non-cardiovascular causes. The common unifying mechanism is transient global hypoperfusion of the brain. The diagnosis is primarily clinical and objective laboratory investigations add little to the diagnosis in children especially in neurocardiogenic subtype...
November 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117605/-new-oral-anticoagulants-noac-in-stroke-treatment
#12
Clemens Küpper, Lars Kellert, Steffen Tiedt, Frank Arne Wollenweber
Since 2011, new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) can be prescribed for prevention of cardio-embolic ischemic strokes in addition to vitamin K antagonists. NOAC are indicated in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Although its use is a matter of debate in Germany, the neurological and cardiological societies recommend the use of NOAC over and above vitamin K antagonists due to a better benefit-to-risk ratio attributed to it, especially because of the lower risk of intracranial hemorrhage in NOAC use. A specific antidote is commercially available for the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran only...
November 8, 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108840/use-of-the-coronary-artery-calcium-score-in-discussion-of-initiation-of-statin-therapy-in-primary-prevention
#13
Erin D Michos, Michael J Blaha, Roger S Blumenthal
Clinical guidelines for instituting pharmacotherapy for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), specifically lipid management and aspirin, have long been based on absolute risk. However, lipid management in the current era remains challenging to both patients and clinicians in the setting of somewhat discordant recommendations from various organizations. All guidelines endorse the use of statins for primary prevention for those at sufficient absolute risk, and treatment recommendations are generally "risk-based" rather than exclusively targeting specific low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels...
November 3, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106452/acute-aortic-syndromes-diagnosis-and-management-an-update
#14
Eduardo Bossone, Troy M LaBounty, Kim A Eagle
Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) encompass a constellation of life-threatening medical conditions including classic acute aortic dissection (AAD), intramural haematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic aortic ulcer. Given the non-specific symptoms and physical signs, a high clinical index of suspicion is necessary to detect the disease before irreversible lethal complications occur. In order to reduce the diagnostic time delay, a comprehensive flowchart for decision-making based on pre-test sensitivity of AAS has been designed by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines on aortic diseases and should be thus applied in the emergency scenario...
June 30, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101947/safety-of-non-operating-room-anesthesia-a-closed-claims-update
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REVIEW
Zachary G Woodward, Richard D Urman, Karen B Domino
Malpractice claims for non-operating room anesthesia care (NORA) had a higher proportion of claims for death than claims in operating rooms (ORs). NORA claims most frequently involved monitored anesthesia care. Inadequate oxygenation/ventilation was responsible for one-third of NORA claims, often judged probably preventable by better monitoring. Fewer malpractice claims for NORA occurred than for OR anesthesia as assessed by the relative numbers of in NORA versus OR procedures. The proportion of claims in cardiology and radiology NORA locations were increased compared with estimates of cases in these locations...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101146/effect-of-cardiologist-care-on-6-month-outcomes-in-patients-discharged-with-heart-failure-results-from-an-observational-study-based-on-administrative-data
#16
Vera Maria Avaldi, Jacopo Lenzi, Stefano Urbinati, Dario Molinazzi, Carlo Descovich, Anselmo Campagna, Martina Taglioni, Angelo Fioritti, Maria Pia Fantini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of cardiologist care on adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention medications, mortality and readmission within 6 months of discharge in patients with heart failure (HF). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study based on administrative data. SETTING: Local Healthcare Authority (LHA) of Bologna, one of the largest LHAs of Italy with ~870 000 inhabitants. PARTICIPANTS: All patients residing in the LHA of Bologna discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of HF between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098756/reducing-the-risk-of-healthcare-associated-infections-through-lean-six-sigma-the-case-of-the-medicine-areas-at-the-federico-ii-university-hospital-in-naples-italy
#17
Giovanni Improta, Mario Cesarelli, Paolo Montuori, Liberatina Carmela Santillo, Maria Triassi
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been recognized as an effective management tool for improving healthcare performance. Here, LSS was adopted to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), a critical quality parameter in the healthcare sector. METHODS: Lean Six Sigma was applied to the areas of clinical medicine (including general medicine, pulmonology, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and diabetology), and data regarding HAIs were collected for 28,000 patients hospitalized between January 2011 and December 2016...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097320/2017-aha-acc-hrs-guideline-for-management-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-the-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-executive-summary-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines
#18
Sana M Al-Khatib, William G Stevenson, Michael J Ackerman, Anne M Gillis, William J Bryant, Mark A Hlatky, David J Callans, Christopher B Granger, Anne B Curtis, Stephen C Hammill, Barbara J Deal, José A Joglar, Timm Dickfeld, G Neal Kay, Michael E Field, Daniel D Matlock, Gregg C Fonarow, Robert J Myerburg, Richard L Page
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097319/2017-aha-acc-hrs-guideline-for-management-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-the-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart
#19
Sana M Al-Khatib, William G Stevenson, Michael J Ackerman, William J Bryant, David J Callans, Anne B Curtis, Barbara J Deal, Timm Dickfeld, Michael E Field, Gregg C Fonarow, Anne M Gillis, Mark A Hlatky, Christopher B Granger, Stephen C Hammill, José A Joglar, G Neal Kay, Daniel D Matlock, Robert J Myerburg, Richard L Page
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 26, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097318/systematic-review-for-the-2017-aha-acc-hrs-guideline-for-management-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-the-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice
#20
Fred M Kusumoto, Kent R Bailey, Ahmad Sami Chaouki, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Sandeep Gautam, Robert J Kim, Daniel B Kramer, Litsa K Lambrakos, Naseer H Nasser, Dan Sorajja
BACKGROUND: Although large randomized clinical trials have found that primary prevention use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) improves survival in patients with cardiomyopathy and heart failure symptoms, patients who receive ICDs in practice are often older and have more comorbidities than patients who were enrolled in the clinical trials. In addition, there is a debate among clinicians on the usefulness of electrophysiological study for risk stratification of asymptomatic patients with Brugada syndrome...
October 25, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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