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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925073/role-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-clinical-stratification-in-heart-failure-a-position-paper-from-the-committee-on-exercise-physiology-and-training-of-the-heart-failure-association-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology
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REVIEW
Ugo Corrà, Pier Giuseppe Agostoni, Stefan D Anker, Andrew J S Coats, Maria G Crespo Leiro, Rudolph A de Boer, Veli-Pekka Hairola, Loreena Hill, Mitja Lainscak, Lars H Lund, Marco Metra, Piotr Ponikowski, Jillian Riley, Petar M Seferović, Massimo F Piepoli
Traditionally, the main indication for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in heart failure (HF) was for the selection of candidates to heart transplantation: CPET was mainly performed in middle-aged male patients with HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Today, CPET is used in broader patients' populations, including women, elderly, patients with co-morbidities, those with preserved ejection fraction, or left ventricular assistance device recipients, i.e. individuals with different responses to incremental exercise and markedly different prognosis...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923988/contemporary-management-of-cardiogenic-shock-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Sean van Diepen, Jason N Katz, Nancy M Albert, Timothy D Henry, Alice K Jacobs, Navin K Kapur, Ahmet Kilic, Venu Menon, E Magnus Ohman, Nancy K Sweitzer, Holger Thiele, Jeffrey B Washam, Mauricio G Cohen
Cardiogenic shock is a high-acuity, potentially complex, and hemodynamically diverse state of end-organ hypoperfusion that is frequently associated with multisystem organ failure. Despite improving survival in recent years, patient morbidity and mortality remain high, and there are few evidence-based therapeutic interventions known to clearly improve patient outcomes. This scientific statement on cardiogenic shock summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, causes, and outcomes of cardiogenic shock; reviews contemporary best medical, surgical, mechanical circulatory support, and palliative care practices; advocates for the development of regionalized systems of care; and outlines future research priorities...
September 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880457/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-care-in-pediatric-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Juan Villafane, Thomas C Edwards, Karim A Diab, Gary M Satou, Elizabeth Saarel, Wyman W Lai, Gerald A Serwer, Peter P Karpawich, Russell Cross, Russell Schiff, Devyani Chowdhury, Thomas J Hougen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop quality metrics (QMs) relating to the ambulatory care of children after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). DESIGN: A workgroup team (WT) of pediatric cardiologists with expertise in all aspects of ambulatory cardiac management was formed at the request of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council (ACPC), to review published guidelines and consensus data relating to the ambulatory care of repaired TOF patients under the age of 18 years...
September 7, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875731/outpatient-palliative-cardiology-service-embedded-within-a-heart-failure-clinic-experiences-with-an-emerging-model-of-care
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Benjamin Gandesbery, Krista Dobbie, Eiran Z Gorodeski
BACKGROUND: The role of palliative care consultation in the outpatient treatment of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) is poorly studied. In August 2015, we created an outpatient palliative care service embedded within the HF clinic at Cleveland Clinic main campus. AIM: To characterize patients cared for by our novel outpatient palliative cardiology service, including their degree of HF, symptoms, comorbidities, topics addressed in clinic, palliative treatments prescribed, advanced directives status, and mortality...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869702/the-prevalence-and-preventability-of-potentially-relevant-drug-drug-interactions-in-patients-admitted-for-cardiovascular-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
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Milena Kovačević, Sandra Vezmar Kovačević, Branislava Miljković, Slavica Radovanović, Predrag Stevanović
AIM: The aim was to describe the type and prevalence of potentially relevant drug-drug interactions (pDDIs) in a population of patients admitted for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and management strategies for reducing the occurrence of pDDIs. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed on Cardiology ward of University Clinical Hospital Center in Belgrade, Serbia. A total of 527 patients, with more than one prescription during hospital stay, were enrolled in this study...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854072/acclimating-to-the-increase-in-statin-use-in-accountable-care-organizations-based-on-changes-in-quality-measures-a-report-from-the-accountable-care-organization-research-network-services-and-education
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Leah Bensimon, Genevieve Hale
The Accountable Care Organization Research Network, Services, and Education (ACORN SEED), founded by faculty members at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, is a group of pharmacists that provides unique pharmacy services to accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes, and management services organizations to help maximize shared savings and target medication-related issues, while promoting the pharmacy profession and unique learning experiences for pharmacy students within these settings...
September 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844399/design-of-a-nationwide-survey-on-palliative-care-for-end-stage-heart-failure-in-japan
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Yuma Kurozumi, Shogo Oishi, Yasuo Sugano, Akihiro Sakashita, Norihiko Kotooka, Makoto Suzuki, Taiki Higo, Dai Yumino, Yasuko Takada, Seiko Maeda, Saori Yamabe, Koichi Washida, Tomonori Takahashi, Tomohito Ohtani, Yasushi Sakata, Yukihito Sato
BACKGROUND: The term palliative care has historically been associated with support for individuals with advanced incurable cancer, so cardiologists and cardiac nurses may be unfamiliar with its principles and practice. However, palliative care is now a part of end-stage heart failure management. We conducted the first nationwide survey to investigate the status of palliative care for heart failure in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS: A self-reported questionnaire was mailed to all Japanese Circulation Society - authorized cardiology training hospitals (n=1004) in August 2016...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811182/implementing-sustainable-data-collection-for-a-cardiac-outcomes-registry-in-an-australian-public-hospital
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Nicholas Cox, Angela Brennan, Diem Dinh, Rita Brien, Kath Cowie, Dion Stub, Christopher M Reid, Jeffrey Lefkovits
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome registries are an increasingly vital component of ensuring quality and safety of patient care. However, Australian hospitals rarely have additional resources or the capacity to fund the additional staff time to complete the task of data collection and entry. At the same time, registry funding models do not support staff for the collection of data at the site but are directed towards the central registry tasks of data reporting, managing and quality monitoring...
March 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810904/antiarrhythmic-drug-therapy-among-patients-presenting-to-emergency-department-with-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-nationwide-cohort
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Tero Penttilä, Heikki Mäkynen, Juha Hartikainen, Harri Hyppölä, Timo Lauri, Mika Lehto, Juha Lund, M J Pekka Raatikainen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia that causes numerous visits to emergency departments (ED). The aim of the FinFib2 study was to evaluate whether treatment of patients with AF in ED is consistent with the contemporary European Society of Cardiology (ESC) management guidelines. Here we report the results of antiarrhythmic drug therapy (AAD) in ED. METHODS: All patients within the two-week study period whose primary reason for the ED visit was symptomatic AF were included into this prospective multicentre study...
August 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797417/implications-of-coronary-artery-calcium%C3%A2-testing-for-treatment-decisions-among-statin-candidates-according-to%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-acc-aha-cholesterol-management%C3%A2-guidelines-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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REVIEW
Jonathan C Hong, Ron Blankstein, Leslee J Shaw, William V Padula, Alejandro Arrieta, Jonathan A Fialkow, Roger S Blumenthal, Michael J Blaha, Harlan M Krumholz, Khurram Nasir
This review evaluates the cost-effectiveness of using coronary artery calcium (CAC) to guide long-term statin therapy compared with treating all patients eligible for statins according to 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol management guidelines for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The authors used a microsimulation model to compare costs and effectiveness from a societal perspective over a lifetime horizon. Both strategies resulted in similar costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772017/an-initiative-to-improve-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-based-on-the-acc-aha-2013-and-ada-2016-guidelines
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Litzie Garza, Jean Dols, Maria Gillespie
PURPOSE: This project was designed to increase family practice clinicians' adherence to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2013) and American Diabetes Association (ADA, 2016) clinical practice guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 40- to 75-year-old adults with type II diabetes (DMII) through interactive education, an electronic alert, and quality improvement sessions on the treatment and management of cholesterol in a family practice primary care setting...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754155/magnetic-resonance-adenosine-perfusion-imaging-as-gatekeeper-of-invasive-coronary-intervention-magnet-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dominik Buckert, Simon Witzel, Maciej Cieslik, Raid Tibi, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Peter Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) recommend functional stress testing for risk stratification prior to revascularization procedures. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a modality of choice for stress testing because of its capability to detect myocardial ischemia sensitively and specifically. Nevertheless, evidence from randomized trials evaluating a CMR-based management of stable CAD patients in comparison to a more common angiography-based approach still is limited...
July 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751839/the-future-of-telemedicine-for-the-management-of-heart-failure-patients-a-consensus-document-of-the-italian-association-of-hospital-cardiologists-a-n-m-c-o-the-italian-society-of-cardiology-s-i-c-and-the-italian-society-for-telemedicine-and-ehealth-digital
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Andrea Di Lenarda, Giancarlo Casolo, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Nadia Aspromonte, Simonetta Scalvini, Andrea Mortara, Gianfranco Alunni, Renato Pietro Ricci, Roberto Mantovan, Giancarmine Russo, Gian Franco Gensini, Francesco Romeo
Telemedicine applied to heart failure patients is a tool for recording and providing remote transmission, storage and interpretation of cardiovascular parameters and/or useful diagnostic images to allow for intensive home monitoring of patients with advanced heart failure, or during the vulnerable post-acute phase, to improve patient's prognosis and quality of life. Recently, several meta-analyses have shown that telemedicine-supported care pathways are not only effective but also economically advantageous...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738781/the-value-of-a-new-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol-in-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-minoca-a-case-control-study-using-historical-controls-from-a-previous-study-with-similar-inclusion-criteria
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Per Tornvall, E B Brolin, K Caidahl, K Cederlund, O Collste, M Daniel, C Ekenbäck, J Jensen, S Y-Hassan, L Henareh, C Hofman-Bang, P Lyngå, E Maret, N Sarkar, J Spaak, M Sundqvist, P Sörensson, M Ugander, S Agewall
BACKGROUND: Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) is common with a prevalence of 6% of all patients fulfilling the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. MINOCA should be considered a working diagnosis. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging has recently been suggested to be of great value to determine the cause behind MINOCA. The objectives of this paper are to describe the rationale behind the second Stockholm Myocardial Infarction with Normal Coronaries (SMINC-2) study and to discuss the protocol for investigation of MINOCA patients in the light of the recently published position paper from the European Society of Cardiology...
July 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722339/structured-pain-management-reduces-patient-discomfort-after-catheter-ablation-and-rhythm-device-surgery
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M Dörschner, A Bollmann, B Dinov, S Richter, M Döring, A Arya, A Müssigbrodt, S Kircher, N Dagres, P Sommer, G Hindricks, K Bode
BACKGROUND: The goal was to test the effectiveness of a structured pain management programme after invasive electrophysiological interventions in cardiology including ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) and implantation, or explantation, of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. METHODS: This was a prospective study with a pre-/post-design where a post-intervention group (116 consecutive patients) was compared to a pre-intervention group (102 consecutive patients) after implementation of a structured pain-management programme using the numeric rating scale (NRS 0-10) and classified as moderate-to-severe if NRS > 3...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702947/initial-validation-of-a-healthcare-needs-scale-for-young-people-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Chi-Wen Chen, Ciao-Lin Ho, Wen-Jen Su, Jou-Kou Wang, Hung-Tao Chung, Pi-Chang Lee, Chun-Wei Lu, Be-Tau Hwang
AIM: To validate the initial psychometric properties of a Healthcare Needs Scale for Youth with Congenital Heart Disease. BACKGROUND: As the number of patients with congenital heart disease surviving to adulthood increases, the transitional healthcare needs for adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease require investigation. However, few tools comprehensively identify the healthcare needs of youth with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was employed to examine the psychometric properties of the Healthcare Needs Scale for Youth with Congenital Heart Disease...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682031/-the-peritoneal-ultrafiltration-in-patients-with-cardio-renal-disease
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Roberto Corciulo, Simone Corciulo
In Italy, the congestive heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization and despite advances in therapy, the long-term prognosis is poor. Congestive heart failure is associated with advanced varying degrees of chronic renal disease that identify the cardio-renal syndrome type 2. High-dose diuretic therapy often fail to solve the water overload that is frequently the cause of death. The resistance to diuretics aggravates the state of the patient's edema and consequently morbidity and mortality. In the acute stage, the extracorporeal ultrafiltration unable to repair over hydration but needs frequent access weekly or midweek at the dialysis center...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660783/interview-with-justin-davies-and-andrew-tochterman
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Justin Davies, Andrew Tochterman
Justin Davies and Andrew Tochterman speak to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Justin Davies is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London (UK). His main research interests include the development and application of pioneering technologies in engineering to aid understanding of disease mechanisms, and in the diagnosis of pathological disease states. After completing his undergraduate training at Imperial College, he was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation research fellowship to undertake his PhD at Imperial College...
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660735/impact-of-standardized-clinical-assessment-and-management-plans-on-resource-utilization-and-costs-in-children-after-the-arterial-switch-operation
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Rahul H Rathod, Brittney Jurgen, Rose A Hamershock, Kevin G Friedman, Audrey C Marshall, Mihail Samnaliev, Dionne A Graham, Kathy Jenkins, James E Lock, Andrew J Powell
BACKGROUND: Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs) are a quality improvement initiative designed to reduce unnecessary utilization, decrease practice variation, and improve patient outcomes. We created a novel methodology, the SCAMP managed episode of care (SMEOC), which encompasses multiple encounters to assess the impact of the arterial switch operation (ASO) SCAMP on total costs. METHODS: All ASO SCAMP patients (dates March 2009 to July 2015) were compared to a control group of ASO patients (January 2001 to February 2009)...
June 28, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651850/effect-of-compliance-to-updated-aha-acc-performance-and-quality-measures-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-on-outcome-from-japanese-multicenter-registry
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Taku Inohara, Takehiro Kimura, Ikuko Ueda, Nobuhiro Ikemura, Kojiro Tanimoto, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Takahiko Nishiyama, Yoshinori Katsumata, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki, Shun Kohsaka
Performance measures (PMs) are used to accelerate translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice. However, it remains unknown how they are applied in the real world and whether the compliance to these metrics will lead to improved patient's outcome in atrial fibrillation (AF). Within the Japanese multicenter AF registry (n = 1,874), adherence of the AF PMs (based on 2016 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology criteria) and its association with quality of life scaling and clinical outcomes was evaluated...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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