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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214151/association-of-types-of-dyspnea-including-bendopnea-with-cardiopulmonary-disease-in-primary-care
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Diana María Martínez Cerón, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Antônio Jose Lagoeiro Jorge, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Monica Di Calafriori Freire, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Hye Chung Kang
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea is the symptom most commonly reported by patients with heart failure (HF) and/or pulmonary disease, the obese and the elderly. Recently 'bendopnea' (shortness of breath when bending forward) has been described in patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of exertional dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and bendopnea with chronic disease, especially heart failure, and their phenotypes in primary care. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 633 individuals aged between 45 and 99 years enrolled in a primary care program in Niteroi, Brazil...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207554/isolated-cardiac-troponin-rise-does-not-modify-the-prognosis-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Hélène Vallet, Alice Breining, Yannick Le Manach, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Anthony Mézière, Mathieu Raux, Marc Verny, Bruno Riou, Frédéric Khiami, Jacques Boddaert
Perioperative myocardial infarction remains a life-threatening complication in noncardiac surgery and even an isolated troponin rise (ITR) is associated with significant mortality. Our aim was to assess the prognostic value of ITR in elderly patients with hip fracture.In this cohort study, all patients admitted between 2009 and 2013 in our dedicated geriatric postoperative unit after hip fracture surgery with a cardiac troponin I determination were included and divided into Control, ITR, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198066/breathing-not-properly-in-the-oldest-old-is-brain-natriuretic-peptide-a-poor-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-in-the-elderly
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EDITORIAL
Michele Emdin, Alberto Aimo, Claudio Passino, Giuseppe Vergaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195939/care-for-vulnerable-elderly-in-cardiology-a-program-for-daily-practice
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Mirjam A M Wit, Annet J C M Bos-Schaap, Victor A W M Umans
BACKGROUND: The percentage of cardiac patients aged ≥75 has increased considerably over the past decades. To optimize multidisciplinary care for these frail elderly, a program of intensive medical and nursing care was started at Noord West Ziekenhuisgroep department of cardiology. METHODS: Patients over 70 years of age, admitted to the department of cardiology, were included and treated by the advanced practice nurse according to a redesigned care process that focused on expedite mobilization and care by an advanced practice nurse-headed team including the first outpatient visit...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191906/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-verification-for-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-the-actionice-ii-study
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Jakub Baran, Beata Zaborska, Roman Piotrowski, Malgorzata Sikora-Frąc, Ewa Pilichowska-Paszkiet, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) remains the gold standard for exclusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients scheduled for direct electrical cardioversion (DEC) or atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of the pulmonary artery (PA) has been shown to provide excellent LAA images and to be useful in verification of equivocal TEE findings. HYPOTHESIS: ICE of the PA may have a role in detecting false-positive TEE results...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182166/reducing-the-risk-of-stroke-in-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-practical-guide-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Joanne M Foody
Non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) significantly contributes to the burden of stroke, particularly in elderly patients. The challenge of optimizing anticoagulation therapy is balancing efficacy and bleeding risk, especially as the same patients at high risk of stroke also tend to be at high risk of bleeding. Treating the elderly patient with NVAF presents special challenges because of their heightened risk for both stroke and bleeding. Despite clinical trial data and evidence-based guidelines, surveys indicate that physicians underuse anticoagulation in older patients for reasons that include overemphasis of bleeding risk, particularly with the increased risk of falling, at the cost of thromboembolic risk...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181634/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Deepa Japp, Anoop Shah, Sheila Fisken, Martin Denvir, Susan Shenkin, Alan Japp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178122/mortality-after-portal-vein-embolization-two-case-reports
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Eung Chang Lee, Sang-Jae Park, Sung-Sik Han, Hyeong Min Park, Seung Duk Lee, Seong Hoon Kim, In Joon Lee, Hyun Beom Kim
Portal vein embolization (PVE) is increasingly performed worldwide to reduce the possibility of liver failure after extended hepatectomy, by inducing future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophy and atrophy of the liver planned for resection. The procedure is known to be very safe and to have few procedure-related complications.In this study, we described 2 elderly patients with Bismuth-Corlette type IV Klatskin tumor who underwent right trisectional PVE involving the embolization of the right portal vein, the left medial sectional portal branch, and caudate portal vein...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174193/age-specific-trends-in-incidence-mortality-and-comorbidities-of-heart-failure-in-denmark-1995-2012
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Mia N Christiansen, Lars Køber, Peter Weeke, Ramachandran S Vasan, Jørgen L Jeppesen, J Gustav Smith, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Charlotte Andersson
BACKGROUND: -The cumulative burden and importance of cardiovascular risk factors have changed over the last decades. Specifically, obesity rates have increased among younger people, whereas cardiovascular health has improved in the elderly. Little is known regarding how these changes have impacted the incidence and the mortality rates of heart failure. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the age-specific trends in the incidence and 1-year mortality rates following a first time diagnosis of heart failure in Denmark between 1995 and 2012...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169216/prognostic-implication-of-post-mitraclip-vena-contracta-area-in-heart-failure-patients-with-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Hannes Alessandrini, Felix Kreidel, Michael Schlüter, Christian Frerker, Tobias Schmidt, Thomas Thielsen, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Kuck
AIMS: Significant functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in elderly heart-failure patients is increasingly being treated by MitraClip implantation. We sought to assess the prognostic implications of the intraprocedural assessment of vena contracta area (VCA) after MitraClip therapy in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: MitraClip therapy with intraprocedural assessment of VCA was performed in 97 heart-failure patients (74±10 years; 66 men; left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] 31±12%; 93 patients in New York Heart Association [NYHA] functional class III [n=59] or IV [n=34]; 86 patients with FMR severity 3+ [n=65] or 4+ [n=21])...
February 8, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164253/heart-failure-in-the-elderly-ten-peculiar-management-considerations
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Feras Bader, Bassam Atallah, Lisa F Brennan, Rola H Rimawi, Mohammed E Khalil
Chronic heart failure (HF) is a disease with significantly higher prevalence in the elderly or patients older than 65 years old. Typically, older patients have more risk factors for HF, more comorbidities, and are more likely to have recurrent admissions for acute decompensations. With HF burden on health care systems primarily related to hospital and nursing home costs, it is critical that elderly patients are approached with a clear understanding of certain unique clinical, laboratory, imaging, and pharmacokinetic differences that can alter their management and outcomes...
February 6, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164010/epidemiological-and-mortality-trends-in-infective-endocarditis-a-17-year-population-based-prospective-study
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Alberto Cresti, Mario Chiavarelli, Marco Scalese, Cesira Nencioni, Silvia Valentini, Francesco Guerrini, Incoronata D'Aiello, Andrea Picchi, Francesco De Sensi, Gilbert Habib
BACKGROUND: The population at risk, the clinical and microbiological features of infective endocarditis (IE) have changed. Aim of our study was to evaluate the contemporary epidemiological trends, over a 17-year period in a definite region of Tuscany, Italy, to analyze the clinical outcomes and associated prognostic factors. METHODS: From 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2014, all patients with a definite diagnosis of IE were prospectively entered in a data-base. The Health-Care system data-base was interrogated to capture patients who could have been missed...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160037/effect-of-comorbidities-on-the-association-between-age-and-hospital-mortality-after-fall-related-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients
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A Padrón-Monedero, T López-Cuadrado, I Galán, E V Martínez-Sánchez, P Martin, R Fernández-Cuenca
: The relation between age and mortality after hip fracture was analyzed in elderly patients. 5.5% of the 31,884 patients died. Compared to those 65-74 years old, the multivariate OR for mortality for those 75-84 and ≥85 were 2.11 (95% CI: 1.61-2.77) and 4.10 (95% CI: 3.14-5.35). PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of Elixhauser comorbidities on the relation between age and mortality after hip fracture in elderly patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of the population ≥65 years old hospitalized in Spain in 2013 with a diagnosis of fall-related hip fracture in the Basic Minimum Set Data (BMSD)...
February 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158982/study-protocol-thyroid-hormone-replacement-for-untreated-older-adults-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-trust
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David J Stott, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Patricia M Kearney, Nicolas Rodondi, Rudi G J Westendorp, Simon Mooijaart, Sharon Kean, Terence J Quinn, Naveed Sattar, Kirsty Hendry, Robert Du Puy, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Rosalinde K E Poortvliet, Jan W A Smit, J Wouter Jukema, Olaf M Dekkers, Manuel Blum, Tinh-Hai Collet, Vera McCarthy, Caroline Hurley, Stephen Byrne, John Browne, Torquil Watt, Douglas Bauer, Ian Ford
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition in elderly people, defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal circulating free thyroxine (fT4). Evidence is lacking about the effect of thyroid hormone treatment. We describe the protocol of a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Levothyroxine treatment for SCH. METHODS: Participants are community-dwelling subjects aged ≥65 years with SCH, diagnosed by elevated TSH levels (≥4...
February 3, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150074/a-phase-ii-study-of-carboplatin-plus-weekly-paclitaxel-with-bevacizumab-for-elderly-patients-with-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nej016
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Satoru Miura, Makoto Maemondo, Akira Iwashima, Toshiyuki Harada, Shunichi Sugawara, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Akira Inoue, Taku Nakagawa, Yuichi Takiguchi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takashi Ishida, Masaki Terada, Hiroshi Kagamu, Akihiko Gemma, Hirohisa Yoshizawa
Background The efficacy and safety of bevacizumab in elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer remain controversial. This study focused on both selecting fit elderly patients and overcoming interpatient variability with respect to pharmacodynamics. Methods Elderly (age: ≥70 years) patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer were enrolled. Patients with uncontrolled congestive heart failure and uncontrolled diabetes were excluded. The treatment regimen comprised carboplatin at an area under the curve of 5 mg/ml/min on day 1, paclitaxel at 90 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 8, and bevacizumab at 15 mg/kg on day 1 every 21 days for up to 4 cycles, followed by maintenance bevacizumab...
February 1, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138764/-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-elderly
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Clemens Jilek, Thorsten Lewalter
Atrial fibrillation is mainly an arrhythmia among the elderly. The current ESC guideline determines that there is no justification to deny atrial fibrillation ablation to any age group; however, the guideline does not provide specific scientific data. Thus, the goal of this article is to summarize the data on efficacy and safety of atrial fibrillation ablation among elderly people and give treatment recommendations: (1) The success of atrial fibrillation ablation is the same between elderly and younger patients...
January 30, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132965/fluctuation-of-dynamic-diastolic-function-relative-to-static-cardiac-structure%C3%A3-new-insights-into-the-underlying-mechanism-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-elderly-patients
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Shiro Hoshida, Yukinori Shinoda, Kuniyasu Ikeoka, Tomoko Minamisaka, Hidetada Fukuoka, Hirooki Inui, Tetsuya Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) need to be clarified immediately.Methods and Results:We examined diastolic function relative to arterial elasticity among hypertensive patients with preserved EF. Diastolic elastance (EdI)/effective arterial elastance (EaI), EdI/EaI=E/e'/(0.9×systolic blood pressure [SBP]) was significantly more impaired in women than in men among patients ≥75 years. The higher EdI/EaI value in elderly women implies they are intermittently exposed to higher left ventricular filling pressure relative to SBP during daily life...
January 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131609/geriatric-syncope-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-emergency-department
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Nissa J Ali, Shamai A Grossman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness that is caused by a brief loss in generalized cerebral blood flow. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the background, epidemiology, etiologies, evaluation, and disposition considerations of geriatric patients with syncope, with a focus on cardiovascular risk. DISCUSSION: Although syncope is one of the most common symptoms in elderly patients presenting to the emergency department, syncope causes in geriatric patients can present differently than in younger populations, and the underlying etiology is often challenging to discern...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112206/serum-vitamin-d-intact-parathyroid-hormone-and-fetuin-a-concentrations-were-associated-with-geriatric-sarcopenia-and-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Wei-Ting Chang, Chih-Hsing Wu, Ling-Wei Hsu, Po-Wei Chen, Jia-Rong Yu, Chin-Sung Chang, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ping-Yen Liu
With aging, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) increases. It plays a crucial role in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Also, 25-hydroxy vitamin D (Vit-D) and iPTH have been observed to be determinants of muscle wasting known as sarcopenia. Fetuin A (FetA), a systemic calcification inhibitor, involves in the development of diastolic heart failure. Hence, we hypothesized that the interplay among FetA, Vit-D and iPTH may contribute to sarcopenic LVH among the elders. We analyzed a database from the Tianliao Old People study with 541 elders (≥65 years) in a Taiwan's suburban community...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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