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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208907/current-practice-of-hypertension-in-india-focus-on-blood-pressure-goals
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Jagdish S Hiremath, Vijay M Katekhaye, Vijay S Chamle, Rishi M Jain, Amit I Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Recommended Blood Pressure (BP) goals in elderly and those with co-morbid conditions like Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) vary in different Hypertension (HTN) management guidelines. AIM: To understand currently followed BP goals and practices among the physicians involved in management of HTN in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational survey was conducted at 66(th) annual conference of Cardiological Society of India (CSICON-2014, Hyderabad)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205373/pulmonary-hypertension-in-connective-tissue-diseases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ramya Aithala, Anoop G Alex, Debashish Danda
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively commoner complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with estimated prevalence ranging between 8% and 12% as compared to much lower figures in other connective tissue diseases (CTD). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in CTDs. PH is classified into five major groups. CTD-associated PH belongs to group 1 PH, also known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Around 30% of scleroderma-related deaths are due to PAH. Underlying pathogenesis is related to pulmonary vasculopathy involving small vessels...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195939/care-for-vulnerable-elderly-in-cardiology-a-program-for-daily-practice
#3
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/28181106/risk-factor-control-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-multi-ethnic-helius-study
#4
M Minneboo, S Lachman, M B Snijder, J T Vehmeijer, H T Jørstad, R J G Peters
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of contemporary secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the differences between six ethnic groups in a large, observational cohort. DESIGN: We included participants with a self-reported history of CVD from the HEalthy LIfe in an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study, which investigates inequalities in health between six ethnic groups living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We quantified the proportions of patients who were at the preventive treatment goal according to the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology for six risk factors: hypertension, dyslipidaemia, smoking, overweight, physical inactivity and diabetes mellitus, and the use preventive medication...
February 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178426/physical-activity-in-pediatric-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-measured-by-accelerometry-a-candidate-clinical-endpoint
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Willemijn M H Zijlstra, Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Theresia Vissia-Kazemier, Marcus T R Roofthooft, Gideon du Marchie Sarvaas, Beatrijs Bartelds, Annette Rackowitz, Freek van den Heuvel, Hans L Hillege, Guy Plasqui, Rolf M F Berger
Rationale- The development of evidence-based treatment guidelines for pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is hampered by lack of pediatric clinical trials. Trial-design is hampered by lack of a feasible clinical endpoint in this population. Objectives- To evaluate the use of accelerometry for measuring physical activity (PA) in pediatric PAH and to investigate its correlation with clinical disease severity markers. Methods- We included children from the Dutch National Network for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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/28150433/impaired-maternal-hemodynamics-in-morbidly-obese-women-a-case-control-study
#7
D Vinayagam, J Gutierrez, J Binder, E Mantovani, B Thilaganathan, A Khalil
AIM: Maternal obesity is associated with significant pregnancy complications and is a risk factor for the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy as well as other adverse outcomes. There are few data regarding the hemodynamic aberrations observed in maternal obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate maternal hemodynamics in morbidly obese pregnant women. METHODS: This was a prospective, case-control study of morbidly obese women (BMI >40 kg/m(2) ) and controls (BMI 20-29...
February 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130566/-stress-echocardiography-and-its-central-role-in-cardiac-diagnostics
#8
R Leischik, B Dworrak, T Cremer, S Amirie, H Littwitz
Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established central role as a diagnostic tool in cardiology. It is not only an established method for the diagnostic and prognostic stratification of patients with coronary artery disease but also shows an emerging value for assessment of cardiac function beyond coronary artery disease. The enormous conceptual technological development of ultrasound technology (Doppler, digitizing, tissue Doppler imaging, strain technology, 3‑D-echo and new ultrasound contrast agents) has led to applications of SE in almost all diagnostic fields of cardiology...
January 27, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125968/the-ratio-of-serum-n-3-to-n-6-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-is-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Masao Takahashi, Jiro Ando, Kazunori Shimada, Yuji Nishizaki, Shigemasa Tani, Takayuki Ogawa, Masato Yamamoto, Ken Nagao, Atsushi Hirayama, Michihiro Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Daida, Ryozo Nagai, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: In prior myocardial infarction (PMI) patients, diabetes mellitus (DM), dyslipidemia, and hypertension increase the risk of secondary cardiovascular events. Although a decreased ratio of serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to arachidonic acid (AA; EPA/AA) has been shown to significantly correlate with the onset of acute coronary syndrome, the associations between polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels and coronary risk factors in PMI patients have not been evaluated thoroughly...
January 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118757/underestimated-incidence-of-kidney-disease-in-nonrenal-outpatient
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Zeyuan Lu, Jianyong Yin, Guangyuan Zhang, Rui Wu, Qing Zhao, Niansong Wang, Chungen Yan, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been regarded as a severe threaten to public health, a large percentage of CKD are secondary to other diseases. Serum creatinine is the most common marker of renal function, but it did not always reflect glomerular filtration rate (GFR) accurately. In order to investigate the prevalence of kidney disease in non-renal departments and to provide a basis for the prevention of kidney injury, the present study was conducted in several medical centers...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110851/is-an-abnormal-ecg-just-the-tip-of-the-ice-berg-examining-the-utility-of-electrocardiography-in-detecting-methamphetamine-induced-cardiac-pathology
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Elizabeth D Paratz, Jessie Zhao, Amanda K Sherwen, Rose-Marie Scarlato, Andrew I MacIsaac
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use is escalating in Australia and New Zealand, with increasing emergency department attendance and mortality. Cardiac complications play a large role in methamphetamine-related mortality, and it would be informative to assess the frequency of abnormal electrocardiograms (ECGs) amongst methamphetamine users. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and severity of ECG abnormalities amongst methamphetamine users compared to a control group...
December 9, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110567/-hungarian-heart-failure-registry-2015-2016-preliminary-results
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Noémi Nyolczas, Krisztina Heltai, Attila Borbély, Tamás Habon, Zoltán Járai, Erzsébet Sziliczei, Péter Stadler, Réka Faludi, Béla Herczeg, Előd Papp, Ferenc Lakatos, Katalin Nagy, András Katona, Imre Kovács, János Tomcsányi, András Nagy, Róbert Sepp
Heart failure is associated with a poor prognosis despite significant advances in the pharmacological and device therapy and incurs very high cost because of frequent hospitalizations. Therefore, professional high-quality care is essential for both patients and the healthcare system. The best way to evaluate the quality of care for a particular disease is the use of disease-specific registries. Until now, there has not been a registry evaluating characteristics and management of heart failure patients in Hungary...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092254/-what-do-adults-die-in-mexico-impact-on-the-economic-and-social-development-of-the-nation-the-global-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Martín Rosas-Peralta, Efraín Arizmendi-Uribe, Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez
Noncommunicable diseases have been established as a clear threat, not only to human health but also to the development and economic growth. Claiming 63% of all deaths, these diseases are currently the main murderer worldwide. The increase in the prevalence and importance of noncommunicable diseases specifically of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity is the result of a complex interplay between health, economic growth and development, which is strongly associated with universal trends such as the aging of the world population, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087255/unknown-face-of-known-drugs-what-else-can-we-expect-from-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Anna Wzgarda, Robert Kleszcz, Monika Prokop, Katarzyna Regulska, Milosz Regulski, Jaroslaw Paluszczak, Beata J Stanisz
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of important systems among homeostatic mechanisms that control the function of cardiovascular, renal and adrenal systems. As RAS has a very complex nature, it has been also found as related to the control of cell migration and apoptosis. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are drugs most commonly used in the modulation of RAS activity. ACEI have been extensively described as effective in the treatment of hypertension among adults, but also as drugs delaying progression in diabetic nephropathy and reducing mortality in left ventricular dysfunction and congestive heart failure...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058765/the-impact-of-an-individualized-risk-adjusted-approach-on-hypertension-treatment-in-primary-care
#15
Stefan Zechmann, Oliver Senn, Fabio Valeri, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Thomas Rosemann, Sima Djalali
Previous studies suggest that up to 60% of all patients with hypertension receive inappropriate treatment. Current 2013 European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology (ESH/ESC) guidelines recommend taking cardiovascular risk factors into account when assessing treatment for patients with hypertension. The authors hypothesize that this approach will reduce the proportion of patients receiving inappropriate treatment. In this cross-sectional study using electronic medical records of Swiss primary care patients, the authors estimate the proportion of patients receiving inappropriate treatment using two approaches: (1) based on a blood pressure threshold of 140/90 mm Hg; and (2) based on cardiovascular risk factors...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043708/emerging-roles-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-in-cardiology
#16
REVIEW
Atsushi Tanaka, Koichi Node
The ultimate goal of treatment in people with diabetes mellitus is to prevent development of cardiovascular (CV) disease, resulting in prolongation of healthy life expectancy. Although impaired glycemic metabolism has a central role in its pathology, a number of studies have demonstrated that remedy for its imbalance cannot necessarily be accomplished as a therapeutic goal. A comprehensive medical approach against multi-factorial pathologies in diabetes, such as insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, in addition to diet and exercise therapy should be rather performed in the routine clinical setting...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038805/nutritional-status-is-related-to-heart-failure-severity-and-hospital-readmissions-in-acute-heart-failure
#17
Rosa María Agra Bermejo, Rocío González Ferreiro, Alfonso Varela Román, Inés Gómez Otero, Omar Kreidieh, Patricia Conde Sabarís, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, María Moure González, Ana Seoane Blanco, Alejandro Virgós Lamela, Alberto García Castelo, Jose Ramón González Juanatey
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is common in hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients and predicts adverse outcomes. The relationship between nutritional status and outcomes in HF has been partially studied. Our aim was to determine the relationship between the nutritional status and the long-term prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute HF. METHODS: We analyzed 145 patients admitted consecutively to a cardiology department for acute HF. Nutritional status was measured with the CONUT method, a validated scale based on laboratory testing (albumin; cholesterol; lymphocytes) during hospitalization...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028948/the-association-between-dental-status-and-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-among-poles-case-control-study
#18
Bartłomiej Górski, Ewa Nargiełło, Ewa Grabowska, Grzegorz Opolski, Renata Górska
BACKGROUND: Results of scientific research on the effects of periodontitis on the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) are ambiguous. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the severity and extent of periodontitis with acute MI in Poles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This case-control study included 134 cases hospitalized with acute MI under the age of 70 years and 155 controls drawn from the general population with no MI history...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026916/antianginal-medications-and-long-term-outcomes-after-elective-catheterization-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Lan Shen, John P Vavalle, Samuel Broderick, Linda K Shaw, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Antianginal medications are a class I recommendation by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for stable ischemic heart disease. We sought to better understand guidance in drug selection and real-life outcomes of antianginal medication use. HYPOTHESIS: In patients with stable ischemic heart disease, antianginal medications lower mortality. METHODS: We evaluated 5608 patients with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on elective cardiac catheterization with follow-up through self-administered questionnaires...
December 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008356/frailty-is-associated-with-delirium-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#20
Patricia Assmann, Peter Kievit, Kees van der Wulp, Michel Verkroost, Luc Noyez, Hans Bor, Yvonne Schoon
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that frailty assessment is of additional value to predict delirium and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: Observational study in 89 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI. Inclusion from November 2012 to February 2014, follow-up until April 2014. Measurement of the association of variables from frailty assessment and cardiological assessment with delirium and mortality after TAVI, respectively. RESULTS: Incidence of delirium after TAVI: 25/89 (28%)...
2016: Open Heart
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