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Gülmisal Güder, Georg Ertl
Heart failure frequently is the consequence of different cardiac diseases and is associated with multiple cardiac and non-cardiac co-morbidities. It may be exemplary for multi-morbidity in the elderly, has negative impact on various organ systems and may induce further comorbidities. The following article addresses heart failure as a multisystem disorder.
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720075/physical-activity-body-functions-and-disability-among-middle-aged-and-older-spanish-adults
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Alexandre Caron, Alba Ayala, Javier Damián, Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Javier Almazán, Juan Manuel Castellote, Madgalena Comin, Maria João Forjaz, Jesús de Pedro
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is a health determinant among middle-aged and older adults. In contrast, poor health is expected to have a negative impact on PA. This study sought to assess to what extent specific International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) health components were associated with PA among older adults. METHODS: We used a sample of 864 persons aged ≥50 years, positively screened for disability or cognition in a cross-sectional community survey in Spain...
July 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712860/tolerance-and-outcomes-of-sorafenib-in-elderly-patients-treated-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Nicolas Williet, Léa Clavel, Aurélie Bourmaud, Céline Verot, Nadia Bouarioua, Xavier Roblin, Philippe Merle, Jean-Marc Phelip
INTRODUCTION: Use of sorafenib remains debated in elderly patients treated for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: This was a bicentric retrospective study including all patients ≥75years and treated with sorafenib for advanced HCC between January 2010 and March 2014. RESULTS: Of the 51 patients included (median age: 78 years, range: 75-92; performance status (PS) 0-1: 98%; cirrhosis: 88.2%; Child-Pugh A: 95.6%) all experienced at least one adverse event (AE)...
June 23, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709636/effects-of-climate-and-fine-particulate-matter-on-hospitalizations-and-deaths-for-heart-failure-in-elderly-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Alain Vanasse, Denis Talbot, Fateh Chebana, Diane Bélanger, Claudia Blais, Philippe Gamache, Jean-Xavier Giroux, Roxanne Dault, Pierre Gosselin
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the effects of climate and air pollutant exposure on heart failure (HF) within taking into account individual and contextual variables. OBJECTIVES: We measured the lag effects of temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on hospitalizations and deaths for HF in elderly diagnosed with this disease on a 10-year period in the province of Quebec, Canada. METHODS: Our population-based cohort study included 112,793 elderly diagnosed with HF between 2001 and 2011...
July 11, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705604/major-depression-and-heart-failure-interest-of-monoamine-oxidase-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Sophie Corbineau, Marie Breton, Jeanne Mialet-Perez, Jean-François Costemale-Lacoste
Several physiopathological hypotheses have been studied to explain the link between heart failure (HF) and major depression (MD). An increase of monoamine oxidase (MAO) has recently been found as a factor involved in the development of HF. The aim of this review is to provide a complete overview of the involvement of MAOs in HF comorbidity of MD and to discuss the pharmacological options. Our work highlights the scientific evidence of MAO involvement in the development of HF. Studies focusing on MAO-A seem to have reproducible results on HF, establishing the effect of this enzyme as well as the protective effect of its inhibition...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700343/cardiotoxicity-of-trastuzumab-in-patients-with-her2-positive-gastric-cancer
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Ji Soo Park, Jong-Chan Youn, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Choong-Kun Lee, Jee Hyung Kim, Hyung Soon Park, Su Jin Heo, Seung Hoon Beom, Hyo Song Kim, Sun Young Rha, Hyun Cheol Chung, Seok-Min Kang, Minkyu Jung
Trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity (TIC) is the primary adverse event that limits the use of trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer patients. However, the incidence and risk factors of TIC in HER2-positive gastric cancer are not known. Therefore, we evaluated the incidence and predictive factors of TIC in gastric cancer patients treated with trastuzumab in clinical practice. We reviewed cardiac dysfunction in HER2-positive gastric cancer patients between December 2005 and April 2015 in a prospectively-collected database that included prospective clinical trials at Yonsei Cancer Center, Republic of Korea...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696825/androgen-status-in-non-diabetic-elderly-men-with-heart-failure
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Goran Loncar, Biljana Bozic, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Natasa Cvetinovic, Mitja Lainscak, Nenad Prodanovic, Hans-Dirk Dungen, Stephan von Haehling, Zoran Radojicic, Tobias Trippel, Biljana Putnikovic, Natasa Markovic-Nikolic, Vera Popovic
PURPOSE: We aimed at evaluating androgen status (serum testosterone [TT] and estimated free testosterone [eFT]) and its determinants in non-diabetic elderly men with heart failure (HF). Additionally, we investigated its associations with body composition and long-term survival. METHODS: Seventy three non-diabetic men with HF and 20 healthy men aged over 55 years were studied. Echocardiography, 6-min walk test, grip strength, body composition measurement by DEXA method were performed...
July 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687127/-heart-failure-and-nursing-homes
#8
Ouarda Aissat-Bessalem, Véronique François Fasille
Heart failure is a very common condition in elderly people, particularly those living away from home, in institutional care. The main objective of a study was to find out whether patients with heart failure admitted to a nursing home benefit or not from the same ultrasound assessment as the general population. The secondary objective was to analyse the management of residents with heart failure living in institutional care.
July 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674039/aortic-arch-pulse-wave-velocity-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-predictor-of-incident-cardiovascular-events-the-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yoshiaki Ohyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chikara Noda, Jang-Young Kim, Yutaka Tanami, Gisela Teixido-Tura, Atul R Chugh, Alban Redheuil, Chia-Ying Liu, Colin O Wu, W Gregory Hundley, David A Bluemke, Eliseo Guallar, Joao A C Lima
The predictive value of aortic arch pulse wave velocity (PWV) assessed by magnetic resonance imaging for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events has not been fully established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of arch PWV with incident CVD events in MESA (multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis). Aortic arch PWV was measured using magnetic resonance imaging at baseline in 3527 MESA participants (mean age, 62±10 years at baseline; 47% men) free of overt CVD. Cox regression was used to evaluate the risk of incident CVD (coronary heart disease, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or heart failure) in relation to arch PWV adjusted for age, sex, race, and CVD risk factors...
July 3, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666951/peak-exercise-oxygen-uptake-predicts-recurrent-admissions-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Patricia Palau, Eloy Domínguez, Eduardo Núñez, José María Ramón, Laura López, Joana Melero, Juan Sanchis, Alejandro Bellver, Enrique Santas, Antoni Bayes-Genis, Francisco J Chorro, Julio Núñez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a highly prevalent syndrome with an elevated risk of morbidity and mortality. To date, there is scarce evidence on the role of peak exercise oxygen uptake (peak VO2) for predicting the morbidity burden in HFpEF. We sought to evaluate the association between peak VO2 and the risk of recurrent hospitalizations in patients with HFpEF. METHODS: A total of 74 stable symptomatic patients with HFpEF underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise test between June 2012 and May 2016...
June 27, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666488/two-congenital-left-to-right-shunt-anomalies-in-a-septuagenarian-arare-occurrence
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Hunaina Shahab, Sonia Yaqub, Aamir Hameed Khan
Atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) are common congenital anomalies presenting in childhood. Life expectancy of an uncorrected PDAis shortened to half; and ASD of a significant size has increased morbidity and mortality. Their co-existence in an elderly patient with first presentation at 70 years of age is a rarity. We present the case of a 70-year woman with one-week history of dyspnea with high blood pressure and signs of heart failure. She was found to have a PDA and an ASD with left-to-right shunt...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663759/new-challenges-of-geriatric-cardiology-from-clinical-to-preclinical-research
#12
Marco Malavolta, Daniele Caraceni, Fabiola Olivieri, Roberto Antonicelli
The field of geriatric cardiology reflects the evolving medical approaches tailored to address the needs of the growing population of oldest old with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The burden of CVD is expected to increase particularly for the most common types of chronic heart disease of the elderly including coronary artery disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. In this context of dramatic demographic changes, geriatric cardiologists are facing important challenges. In this review, we outline the basic concepts of geriatric cardiology and describe these challenges as well as the unmet needs around this discipline with also a focus on the translation from basic research...
April 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660188/microrna-in-cardiovascular-aging-and-age-related-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Claudio de Lucia, Klara Komici, Giulia Borghetti, Grazia Daniela Femminella, Leonardo Bencivenga, Alessandro Cannavo, Graziamaria Corbi, Nicola Ferrara, Steven R Houser, Walter J Koch, Giuseppe Rengo
Over the last decades, life expectancy has significantly increased although several chronic diseases persist in the population, with aging as the leading risk factor. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, many elderlies suffer from cardiovascular problems that are much more frequent in an older, more fragile organism. In the long term, age-related cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) contribute to the decline of quality of life and ability to perform normal activities of daily living. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level in both physiological and pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656517/treatment-of-hyperkalemia-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Ersilia M DeFilippis, Akshay S Desai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this paper is to discuss strategies for prevention and management of hyperkalemia in patients with heart failure, including the role of novel therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) antagonists, including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA) decrease mortality and morbidity in heart failure but increase the risk of hyperkalemia, especially when used in combination...
June 27, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656020/group-a-streptococcal-bacteremia-following-streptococcal-pharyngitis-in-an-older-patient-with-diabetes-a-case-report%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Mehida Alexandre, Ruth Wang'ondu, Leo M Cooney
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for a wide range of both invasive and noninvasive infections. Severe invasive group A streptococcal infection is associated with morbidity and mortality and has been linked to chronic medical conditions with skin and soft tissues involvement, and intravenous drug use (IVDU). Invasive diseases are, however, rare and have been recognized to affect the extremes of age (younger than 10 years of age and older than 74). We report a case of Group A streptococcus bacteremia following pharyngitis in a 76-year-old diabetic male with no history of IVDU...
June 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652668/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-anemia-in-patients-presenting-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-a-tunisian-center
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Walid Jomaa, Imen Ben Ali, Sonia Hamdi, Mohamed A Azaiez, Aymen El Hraïech, Khaldoun Ben Hamda, Faouzi Maatouk
BACKGROUND: Anemia on admission is a powerful predictor of major cardiovascular events in patients presenting for acute coronary syndromes. We sought to determine the prevalence and prognostic impact of anemia in patients presenting for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We analyzed data from a Tunisian retrospective single center STEMI registry. Patients were enrolled between January 1998 and October 2014. Anemic and nonanemic patients were compared for clinical and prognostic features and according to four prespecified hemoglobin level subgroups...
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648651/the-impact-of-functional-status-on-the-outcomes-of-endovascular-lower-extremity-revascularization-for-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-elderly
#17
Isidore Dinga Madou, Martin D Slade, Kristine C Orion, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
INTRODUCTION: Functional status is an important predictor of outcomes after infrainguinal bypass surgery. There is little data on the effect of functional status on the outcomes of endovascular LE interventions, especially in the elderly frail population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) files for the years 2011-2013 to assess the impact of functional status on outcome after endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625234/-effect-of-global-end-diastolic-volume-index-guidance-fluid-resuscitation-in-elderly-patients-with-septic-shock
#18
Shuang Ma, Rumin Zhang, Shifu Wang, Meiling Zhao, Lei Wang, Yun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of global end diastolic volume index (GEDVI) on fluid resuscitation in elderly patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Septic shock patients over 65 years admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shandong Province, Zibo Central Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled. The patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group, 20 cases in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618134/potentially-inappropriate-use-of-furosemide-in-a-very-elderly-population-an-observational-study
#19
Carla Rodriguez-Cillero, Didier Menu, Philippe d'Athis, Sophie Perrin, Mélanie Dipanda, Sanaa Asgassou, Hélène Guepet, Emmanuel Mazen, Patrick Manckoundia, Alain Putot
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about furosemide prescription modalities in elderly people. We describe furosemide prescription in ambulatory elderly patients. METHODS: All patients aged over 80 years, affiliated to Mutualité Sociale Agricole de Bourgogne, a French regional health insurance plan, with a medical prescription delivered in March 2015, were retrospectively included. RESULTS: Among 15 141 patients with a median age of 86 years, comprising 61...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606799/patterns-of-readmissions-for-three-common-conditions-among-younger-u-s-adults
#20
Devraj Sukul, Shashank S Sinha, Andrew M Ryan, Michael W Sjoding, Scott L Hummel, Brahmajee K Nallamothu
BACKGROUND: Thirty-day readmissions among elderly Medicare patients are an important hospital quality measure. Although plans for employing 30-day readmission measures are under consideration for younger patients, little is known about readmission in younger patients or the relationship between readmissions in younger and elderly patients at the same hospital. METHODS: Using the 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Database, we examined readmission patterns in younger patients (18- to 64-years-old) using hierarchical models to evaluate associations between hospital 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) in elderly Medicare patients and readmission risk in younger patients with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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