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Elin Trägårdh, Siok Swan Tan, Jan Bucerius, Alessia Gimelli, Oliver Gaemperli, Oliver Lindner, Denis Agostini, Christopher Übleis, Roberto Sciagrà, Riemer H Slart, S Richard Underwood, Fabien Hyafil, Marcus Hacker, Hein J Verberne
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death and disability. Several diagnostic tests, such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), are accurate for the detection of CAD, as well as having prognostic value for the prediction of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the diagnostic and prognostic value of these tests should be cost-effective and should lead to improved clinical outcome. We have reviewed the literature on the cost-effectiveness of MPS in different circumstances: (i) the diagnosis and management of CAD; (ii) comparison with exercise electrocardiography (ECG) and other imaging tests; (iii) as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography (ICA), (iv) the impact of appropriate use criteria; (v) acute chest pain, and (vi) screening of asymptomatic patients with type-2 diabetes...
May 26, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531140/a-cuffless-blood-pressure-measurement-based-on-the-impedance-plethysmography-technique
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Shing-Hong Liu, Da-Chuan Cheng, Chun-Hung Su
In the last decade, cuffless blood pressure measurement technology has been widely studied because it could be applied to a wearable apparatus. Electrocardiography (ECG), photo-plethysmography (PPG), and phonocardiography are always used to detect the pulse transit time (PTT) because the changed tendencies of the PTT and blood pressure have a negative relationship. In this study, the PPG signal was replaced by the impedance plethysmography (IPG) signal and was used to detect the PTT. The placement and direction of the electrode array for the IPG measurement were discussed...
May 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
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Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424438/using-cardiovascular-imaging-modalities-to-determine-cardiac-disorders-before-starting-sports-activities
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Özgür Ceylan, Timur Meşe, Meşe Hazım Gürsu
OBJECTIVE: We re-examined children who had previously been declared eligible to participate in competitive sports activities for cardiac disorders, using cardiac investigation protocol. METHODS: Total of 250 children (224 males [89.6%], and 26 females [10.4%]) between the ages of 8 and 17 years who had just started or were already engaged in sports activities were included in the study. Participants had detailed physical examination evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405132/antianginal-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-ranolazine-as-an-add-on-drug-to-concomitant-medications-primarily-metoprolol-in-chronic-stable-angina-patients-a-prospective-open-label-study
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Anant Mahaveer Khot, H V Anuradha, V S Prakash, M C Shivamurathy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of ranolazine as an add-on drug in chronic stable angina patients and the impact of ranolazine on the quality of life in chronic stable angina patients receiving other antianginal medications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective, open-label, hospital-based study involving 144 patients with chronic stable angina. First group received either metoprolol 12.5 or 25 mg/day or other antianginal medications; if the symptoms persist, the dose of metoprolol was increased to 50 mg/day, and to the second group, ranolazine 500 mg BD or 1 g OD was added along with metoprolol or others if the anginal attacks were not subsiding...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389572/prognostic-value-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-insights-from-the-promise-trial
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Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik, James E Udelson, Michael H Picard, Quynh A Truong, Manesh R Patel, Megan Huang, Michael J Pencina, Daniel B Mark, John F Heitner, Christopher B Fordyce, Patricia A Pellikka, Jean-Claude Tardif, Matthew J Budoff, George Nahhas, Benjamin J Chow, Andrzej S Kosinski, Kerry L Lee, Pamela S Douglas
Background -Optimal management of patients with stable chest pain relies on the prognostic information provided by noninvasive cardiovascular testing, but there are limited data from randomized trials comparing anatomic with functional testing. Methods -In the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial, patients with stable chest pain and intermediate pre-test probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) were randomized to functional testing (exercise electrocardiography, nuclear stress, or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
April 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385304/functional-testing-or-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable%C3%A2-coronary-artery-disease
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Mads E Jørgensen, Charlotte Andersson, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Jawdat Abdulla, Jacqueline B Shreibati, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Richard E Shaw, Mark A Hlatky
BACKGROUND: The choice of either anatomical or functional noninvasive testing to evaluate suspected coronary artery disease might affect subsequent clinical management and outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the association of initial noninvasive cardiac testing in outpatients with stable symptoms, with subsequent use of medications, invasive procedures, and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We studied patients enrolled in a Danish nationwide register who underwent initial noninvasive cardiac testing with either coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) or functional testing (exercise electrocardiography or nuclear stress testing) from 2009 to 2015...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365577/submaximal-exercise-capacity-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-after-longterm-disease-the-contribution-of-muscle-lung-and-heart-involvement
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Kristin Schjander Berntsen, Anita Tollisen, Thomas Schwartz, Eva Kirkhus, Trond Mogens Aaløkken, May Brit Lund, Berit Flatø, Ivar Sjaastad, Helga Sanner
OBJECTIVE: To compare submaximal exercise capacity in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) with controls, and analyze contributions of muscle, heart, and lung impairment in patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with JDM, with a mean 16.9 years after symptom onset, and 59 sex- and age-matched controls completed a 6-min walk test (6MWT) and a timed up and go (TUG) test. Muscle function, disease activity/damage, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) were assessed by validated tools; heart function by echocardiography and electrocardiography; and lung function by spirometry, DLCO, and body plethysmography...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350715/continuous-cardiac-autonomic-and-haemodynamic-responses-to-isometric-exercise
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Katrina A Taylor, Jonathan D Wiles, Damian D Coleman, Rajan Sharma, Jamie M O'Driscoll
PURPOSE: Elevated arterial blood pressure (BP) is associated with autonomic dysfunction and impaired haemodynamic control mechanisms. Isometric exercise (IE) training has been demonstrated effective at reducing BP; however, the continuous cardiovascular responses during IE are underinvestigated. We hypothesized that reflex autonomic cardiovascular control is an important mediator in reducing BP. To test our hypothesis, we investigated continuous cardiac autonomic modulation and baroreceptor reflex sensitivity (BRS) in response to IE...
March 27, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315565/heart-rate-variability-in-normal-weight-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Celal Kilit, Türkan Paşalı Kilit
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Obese women with PCOS show altered autonomic modulation. The results of studies investigating cardiac autonomic functions of normal-weight women with PCOS are conflicting. The aim of the study was to assess the reactivity of cardiac sympathovagal balance in normal-weight women with PCOS by heart rate variability analysis. METHODS: We examined the heart rate variability in 60 normal-weight women with PCOS and compared them with that in 60 age-matched healthy women having a similar metabolic profile...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303667/exercise-induced-saphenous-vein-graft-spasm-prevented-by-stenting
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William G Boliek, Dean J Kereiakes, Atul Chugh
Recurrence of anginal symptoms following coronary artery bypass surgery is usually secondary to graft closure or progression of native vessel disease. The present case demonstrates severe exercise-induced saphenous vein graft (SVG) spasm associated with transmural ischemia refractory to maximal vasodilator therapy. Symptoms resolved and exercise electrocardiography normalized following stenting of SVG regions demonstrating spasm. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289645/accuracy-of-heart-rate-measurement-using-smartphones-during-treadmill-exercise-in-male-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
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Eun Sun Lee, Jin Seok Lee, Min Cheol Joo, Ji Hee Kim, Se Eung Noh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of a smartphone application measuring heart rates (HRs), during an exercise and discussed clinical potential of the smartphone application for cardiac rehabilitation exercise programs. METHODS: Patients with heart disease (14 with myocardial infarction, 2 with angina pectoris) were recruited. Exercise protocol was comprised of a resting stage, Bruce stage II, Bruce stage III, and a recovery stage. To measure HR, subjects held smartphone in their hands and put the tip of their index finger on the built-in camera for 1 minute at each exercise stage such as resting stage, Bruce stage II, Bruce stage III, and recovery stage...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282353/the-use-of-echocardiograms-in-preparticipation-examinations
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Caroline Lucas, Deanna L Kerkhof, Jacilyn E Briggs, Gianmichel D Corrado
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death during exercise in young athletes. Preparticipation physical examinations were developed to maintain the health and safety of athletes, including the prompt identification of those at risk for SCD. The use of medical history and physical examinations, electrocardiography, and echocardiography, or some combination thereof, is the source of continued debate. This article provides an overview of the etiology of SCD and reviews literature relating to preparticipation echocardiography, with a focus on its evolution, utility, and effectiveness...
March 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281733/value-of-duke-treadmill-score-in-predicting-coronary-artery-lesion-and-need-of-revascularisation
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Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Virginijus Sapoka, Vytautas Kasiulevicius, Egidija Rinkuniene, Rima Steponeniene, Rūta Einikyte, Austėja Dapkūnaitė
BACKGROUND: Exercise electrocardiography is a long-standing method for evaluation for coronary artery disese (CAD) and remains the initial test for the majority of patients who can exercise adequately with a baseline interpretable electrocardiogram. However, there is little information about the relationship between Duke treadmill test score (DTS) and severity of coronary artery lesion as well as estimating the need for revascularization. AIM: The aim of the study was to ascertain wethever the DTS coud be an efficient parameter in the choosing coronary revascularization in different DTS groups...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275419/early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-symptomatic-subjects-with-advanced-vascular-atherosclerosis-of-the-carotid-artery-type-iii-and-iv-b-findings-using-ultrasound
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Ansgar Adams, Waldemar Bojara, Klaus Schunk
BACKGROUND: A study was conducted as to whether the early diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) in symptomatic patients with advanced atherosclerosis of the carotid artery was more successful using ultrasound technology than exercise electrocardiography (ECG). METHODS: Within the scope of an occupational screening program using subjects from diverse employment sectors, people were given the opportunity to determine their risk of heart attack. During the study, the total plaque area (TPA), the maximum plaque thickness in the carotid artery and the PROCAM scores of 3,513 healthy men and 2,088 healthy women between the ages of 20 and 65 were determined...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241245/the-burden-of-early-phenotypes-and-the-influence-of-wall-thickness-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-mutation-carriers-findings-from-the-hcmnet-study
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Carolyn Y Ho, Sharlene M Day, Steven D Colan, Mark W Russell, Jeffrey A Towbin, Mark V Sherrid, Charles E Canter, John L Jefferies, Anne M Murphy, Allison L Cirino, Theodore P Abraham, Matthew Taylor, Luisa Mestroni, David A Bluemke, Petr Jarolim, Ling Shi, Lynn A Sleeper, Christine E Seidman, E John Orav
Importance: Sarcomere mutations and left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) are cardinal features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, little is known about the full spectrum of phenotypic manifestations or how LVH influences disease expression. Objectives: (1) To characterize and assess phenotypic burden in sarcomere mutation carriers (genotype positive [G+]) and (2) to investigate the correlation between LV wall thickness (LVWT) and other disease features in mutation carriers...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238048/dynamics-of-the-rr-interval-versus-blood-pressure-relationship-at-exercise-onset-in-humans
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Aurélien Bringard, Alessandra Adami, Nazzareno Fagoni, Timothée Fontolliet, Frédéric Lador, Christian Moia, Enrico Tam, Guido Ferretti
PURPOSE: The dynamics of the postulated phenomenon of exercise baroreflex resetting is poorly understood, but can be investigated using closed-loop procedures. To shed light on some mechanisms and temporal relationships participating in the resetting process, we studied the time course of the relationship between the R-R interval (RRi) and arterial pressure with a closed-loop approach. METHODS: On ten young volunteers at rest and during light exercise in supine and upright position, we continuously determined, on single-beat basis, RRi (electrocardiography), and arterial pressure (non-invasive finger pressure cuff)...
February 25, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231325/cardiovascular-exercise-and-burden-of-arrhythmia-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ane Katrine Skielboe, Thomas Quaade Bandholm, Stine Hakmann, Malene Mourier, Thomas Kallemose, Ulrik Dixen
BACKGROUND: Physical activity at moderate-high intensity is recommended to prevent lifestyle diseases. Patients with atrial fibrillation are at risk of a sedentary lifestyle due to fear of exercise-induced episodes of atrial fibrillation. The burden of arrhythmia can be reduced by physical exercise. The effect of exercise intensity on burden of atrial fibrillation needs to be studied further. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a 12-week randomized controlled trial, 76 patients with paroxysmal/persistent atrial fibrillation were allocated to perform exercise at either low intensity or high intensity (50% and 80% of maximal perceived exertion, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229901/what-is-the-association-between-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-6-minute-walk-test-in-hypertensive-patients
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El-Sayed M Farag, Mohammad M Al-Daydamony, Marwa M Gad
Heart failure (HF) is a major health problem. Hypertension is an important cause of HF. Most hypertensive patients have some degree of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction. The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) provides objective data about the exercise tolerance. We aimed to find the association between the degree of LV diastolic dysfunction and the functional capacity assessed by 6MWT in hypertensive patients. The study included 200 asymptomatic hypertensive patients. All patients had undergone full history taking, complete clinical examination, electrocardiography, echocardiography for assessment of LV dimensions, systolic and diastolic dysfunction, and 6MWT...
January 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145667/acute-coronary-syndrome-diagnostic-evaluation
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Craig Barstow, Matthew Rice, Jonathan D McDivitt
Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common presentation in patients with MI; however, there are multiple noncardiac causes of chest pain, and the diagnosis cannot always be made based on initial presentation. The assessment of a possible MI includes evaluation of risk factors and presenting signs and symptoms, rapid electrocardiography, and serum cardiac troponin measurements...
February 1, 2017: American Family Physician
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