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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429135/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-suspected-cardiac-chest-pain-and-angiographically-normal-coronary-arteries-in-a%C3%A2-secondary-care-hospital
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T S de Lange, R Y G Tijssen, P Damman, P F M M van Bergen
BACKGROUND: An important number of patients with suspected cardiac chest pain have non-obstructive coronary artery disease. Our purpose was to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with normal or near-normal coronary arteries in routine cardiological practice in a secondary care hospital. METHODS: In 2013, consecutive patients referred for invasive coronary angiography with suspected cardiac chest pain were analysed at a single-centre (Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, the Netherlands)...
April 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396193/changing-medicare-utilization-of-minimally-invasive-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Anand M Prabhakar, Alexander S Misono, Rahul A Sheth, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Jennifer Hemingway, Danny R Hughes, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To examine changes in the utilization of procedures related to treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Service-specific claims data for phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency (RF) and laser ablation were identified by using Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary master files from 2005 through 2014. Longitudinal national utilization rates were calculated by using annual Medicare enrollment data from 2005 through 2013...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343276/an-updated-review-of-cardiac-devices-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
C Murphy, H Zafar, F Sharif
BACKGROUND: Heart failure has the highest rates of adult hospitalisations, the highest mortality rates and significant costs associated with its care. The cost of heart failure is expected continue to grow on a global scale, with $108 billion spent on heart failure in 2012. Mortality rates are high, with incident cases of heart failure resulting in 30% 1-year mortality, and in hospital mortality of acute heart failure, 28%. METHODS AND RESULTS: This article reviews the devices currently in use for the treatment of heart failure, as well as those that are under investigation...
March 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320749/sex-differences-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-coronary-angiography-and-pci-registry-of-the-german-society-of-cardiology
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Tobias Heer, Matthias Hochadel, Karin Schmidt, Julinda Mehilli, Ralf Zahn, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Christian Hamm, Michael Böhm, Georg Ertl, Hans Martin Hoffmeister, Stefan Sack, Jochen Senges, Steffen Massberg, Anselm K Gitt, Uwe Zeymer
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested sex-related differences in diagnostic and invasive therapeutic coronary procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from consecutive patients who were enrolled in the Coronary Angiography and PCI Registry of the German Society of Cardiology were analyzed. We aimed to compare sex-related differences in in-hospital outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable coronary artery disease, non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes, ST elevation myocardial infarction, and cardiogenic shock...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318657/radiation-dose-among-different-cardiac-and-vascular-invasive-procedures-the-rodeo-study
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Alessandro Sciahbasi, Giuseppe Ferrante, Dionigi Fischetti, Daniel Jonathan Miklin, Alessandro Sarandrea, Valentina Schirripa, Fabrizio Guarracini, Arash Arya, Giorgio Loreni, Antonio Bruni, Stefano Rigattieri, Massimiliano Marini, Simone Vagnarelli, Germano Scevola, Bernhard Reimers, Gerhard Hindricks, Mauricio Cohen
BACKGROUND: Interventional radiology and cardiology procedures contribute significantly to the collective dose of radiation exposure from medical interventions. Recent and dedicated studies comparing directly these procedures in term of patient radiation exposure are lacking. Our aim was to compare radiation exposure among different interventional procedures performed under fluoroscopic guidance. METHODS: The RODEO study (NCT: 02972736) is an international observational retrospective multicenter study enrolling all patients undergoing diagnostic or interventional procedures performed by different interventional operators (i...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302745/current-status-and-future-potential-of-transcatheter-interventions-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Damien P Kenny, Ziyad M Hijazi
Percutaneous therapies for congenital heart disease have evolved rapidly in the past 3 decades. This has occurred despite limited investment from industry and support from regulatory bodies resulting in a lack of specific device development. Indeed, many devices remain off-label with a best-fit approach often required, spurning an innovative culture within the subspecialty, which had arguably laid the foundation for many of the current and evolving structural heart interventions. Challenges remain, not least encouraging device design focused on smaller infants and the inevitable consequences of somatic growth...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277804/cardiac-imaging-working-towards-fully-automated-machine-analysis-interpretation
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REVIEW
Piotr J Slomka, Damini Dey, Arkadiusz Sitek, Manish Motwani, Daniel S Berman, Guido Germano
Non-invasive imaging plays a critical role in managing patients with cardiovascular disease. Although subjective visual interpretation remains the clinical mainstay, quantitative analysis facilitates objective, evidence-based management, and advances in clinical research. This has driven developments in computing and software tools aimed at achieving fully automated image processing and quantitative analysis. In parallel, machine learning techniques have been used to rapidly integrate large amounts of clinical and quantitative imaging data to provide highly personalized individual patient-based conclusions...
March 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265210/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-comprehensive-review-and-present-status
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REVIEW
Sameer Arora, Jacob A Misenheimer, Radhakrishnan Ramaraj
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease in the developed world. About 7% of the population over age 65 years suffers from degenerative aortic stenosis. The prognosis of patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis is dismal without valve replacement. Even though the American College of Cardiology recommends aortic valve replacement to treat this condition as a class I recommendation, approximately one third of these patients over the age of 75 years are not referred for surgery. Typically, this is from concern about prohibitive surgical risk associated with patient frailty, comorbidities, age, and severe left ventricular dysfunction...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
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REVIEW
Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237004/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-cardiology
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REVIEW
Ornella Milanesi, Giovanni Stellin, Pietro Zucchetta
Accurate cardiovascular imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Echocardiography and angiography have been for long time the most important imaging modalities in pediatric cardiology, but nuclear medicine has contributed in many situations to the comprehension of physiological consequences of CHD, quantifying pulmonary blood flow symmetry or right-to-left shunting. In recent times, remarkable improvements in imaging equipments, particularly in multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have led to the progressive integration of high resolution modalities in the clinical workup of children affected by CHD, reducing the role of diagnostic angiography...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210991/extraction-of-fetal-ecg-signal-by-an-improved-method-using-extended-kalman-smoother-framework-from-single-channel-abdominal-ecg-signal
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D Panigrahy, P K Sahu
This paper proposes a five-stage based methodology to extract the fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) from the single channel abdominal ECG using differential evolution (DE) algorithm, extended Kalman smoother (EKS) and adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) framework. The heart rate of the fetus can easily be detected after estimation of the fetal ECG signal. The abdominal ECG signal contains fetal ECG signal, maternal ECG component, and noise. To estimate the fetal ECG signal from the abdominal ECG signal, removal of the noise and the maternal ECG component presented in it is necessary...
March 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169119/reperfusion-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction-in-mexico-a-challenge-for-modern-cardiology
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Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Alexandra Arias-Mendoza, Héctor González-Pacheco, Diego Araiza-Garaygordobil, Luis Alfonso Marroquín-Donday, Jorge Padilla-Ibarra, Carlos Sierra-Fernández, Alfredo Altamirano-Castillo, Amada Álvarez-Sangabriel, Francisco Javier Azar-Manzur, José Luis Briseño-de la Cruz, Salvador Mendoza-García, Yigal Piña-Reyna, Marco Antonio Martínez-Ríos
Mexico has been positioned as the country with the highest mortality attributed to myocardial infarction among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This rate responds to multiple factors, including a low rate of reperfusion therapy and the absence of a coordinated system of care. Primary angioplasty is the reperfusion method recommended by the guidelines, but requires multiple conditions that are not reached at all times. Early pharmacological reperfusion of the culprit coronary artery and early coronary angiography (pharmacoinvasive strategy) can be the solution to the logistical problem that primary angioplasty rises...
February 3, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154582/is-carotid-artery-ultrasound-still-useful-method-for-evaluation-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Gee-Hee Kim, Ho-Joong Youn
Carotid ultrasound is an imaging modality that allows non-invasive assessment of vascular anatomy and function. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) has been shown to predict cardiovascular (CV) risk in multiple large studies. However, in 2013, American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines designated that the carotid IMT as class III evidence level was not recommended for use in clinical practice as a routine measurement of risk assessment for a first atherosclerotic CV event. Following the announcement of this guideline, combined common carotid IMT and plaque, including plaque tissue characterization and plaque burden, using 3D ultrasound was reported to be better than either measurement alone in a variety of studies...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148317/echocardiography-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-aortic-arch-hypoplasia-and-arch-interruption-strategies-for-evaluation-of-the-aortic-arch
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REVIEW
Suma P Goudar, Sanket S Shah, Girish S Shirali
Aim Echocardiography is the modality of choice for the diagnosis and serial follow-up of aortic arch pathology. In this article, we review the types of obstruction of the aortic arch, various classification schemes of coarctation of the aorta and interrupted aortic arch, methodology for optimal echocardiographic imaging of the aortic arch, and key echocardiographic measurements for accurate diagnosis of obstruction and hypoplasia of the aortic arch. Finally, we will discuss the limitations of echocardiography in optimal imaging of the aortic arch and the use of other non-invasive imaging modalities such as CT or MRI to provide additional information in these cases...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111970/continuity-of-care-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-patient-s-perspective-across-secondary-and-primary-care-settings
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Irene Valaker, Tone M Norekvål, Maj-Britt Råholm, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Svein Rotevatn, Bengt Fridlund
BACKGROUND: Although patients may experience a quick recovery followed by rapid discharge after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), continuity of care from hospital to home can be particularly challenging. Despite this fact, little is known about the experiences of care across the interface between secondary and primary healthcare systems in patients undergoing PCI. AIM: To explore how patients undergoing PCI experience continuity of care between secondary and primary care settings after early discharge...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103457/-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-with-down-syndrome-what-has-changed-in-the-last-three-decades
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Filipa Mestre Dias, Susana Cordeiro, Isabel Menezes, Graça Nogueira, Ana Teixeira, Marta Marques, Miguel Abecasis, Rui Anjos
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of Down syndrome has increased in the last 30 years; 55% of these children have congenital heart disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study; clinical data from 1982 to 2013 databases with the diagnosis of Down syndrome or trisomy 21 in a reference hospital in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: to assess the progress in the last three decades of cardiological care given to children with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090508/laser-applications-in-surgery
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REVIEW
Beina Azadgoli, Regina Y Baker
In modern medicine, lasers are increasingly utilized for treatment of a variety of pathologies as interest in less invasive treatment modalities intensifies. The physics behind lasers allows the same basic principles to be applied to a multitude of tissue types using slight modifications of the system. Multiple laser systems have been studied within each field of medicine. The term "laser" was combined with "surgery," "ablation," "lithotripsy," "cancer treatment," "tumor ablation," "dermatology," "skin rejuvenation," "lipolysis," "cardiology," "atrial fibrillation (AF)," and "epilepsy" during separate searches in the PubMed database...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089498/anticoagulants-in-ischemia-guided-management-of-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
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REVIEW
Martin Mayer
BACKGROUND: The most recent joint guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) on the management of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) are a result of a substantial and considered undertaking, and those involved deserve much recognition for their efforts. However, the handling of anticoagulants seems somewhat inadequate, and this is a highly-relevant matter when managing NSTE-ACS. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: Among areas of potential uncertainty, emergency medicine professionals might still be left wondering about the particulars of anticoagulant therapy when pursuing ischemia-guided management of NSTE-ACS (that is, managing NSTE-ACS without an intent for early invasive measures, such as coronary angiography and revascularization)...
March 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050472/use-of-lung-ultrasound-for-diagnosing-acute-heart-failure-in-emergency-department-of-southern-india
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Manav Aggarwal, Mrigakshi Gupta, Vikrant Vijan, Anjith Vupputuri, Sanjeev Chintamani, Bishnukiran Rajendran, Rajesh Thachathodiyal, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing heart failure is often a challenge for the healthcare providers due to it's non-specific and usually subtle physical presentations. The outcomes for treatment are strongly related to the stage of the disease. Considering the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, it is important to have an easy, inexpensive, non-invasive, reliable and reproducible method for diagnosis of heart failure. Recent advancement in radiology and cardiology are supporting the emerging technique of lung ultrasound through B-line evaluation for identifying extravascular lung water...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043429/results-of-cryoablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-concomitant-with-video-assisted-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-surgery
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Giovanni Marchetto, Matteo Anselmino, Chiara Rovera, Samuel Mancuso, Davide Ricci, Marina Antolini, Mara Morello, Fiorenzo Gaita, Mauro Rinaldi
Interest in minimally invasive video-assisted mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is rapidly growing. Data on concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation to MIMVS are still lacking. The present study investigates the long-term results of AF cryoablation concomitant to MIMVS. From October 2006-September 2014, 68 patients with mitral valve disease (age 65.9 ± 11.1 years, 34 men out of 68 patients, Euroscore log 5.4 ± 4.5) and drug-resistant AF underwent MIMVS via right minithoracotomy and concomitant left-sided AF endocardial cryoablation (Cryoflex Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN)...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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