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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052526/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indeterminate-negative-cardiac-sarcoidosis-revealed-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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S C Sasson, R Russo, T Chung, G Chu, I Hunyor, J Williamson, A Murad, A Kane, S Riminton, S Limaye
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder of immune dysregulation characterized by non-caseating granulomas that can affect any organ. Cardiac sarcoidosis is an under-recognized entity that has a heterogeneous presentation and may occur independently or with any severity of systemic disease. Diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis remains problematic with endomyocardial biopsies associated with a high risk of complications. Several diagnostic algorithms are currently available that rely on histopathology or clinical and radiological measures...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051335/coronary-capillary-blood-flow-in-a-rat-model-of-congestive-heart-failure
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Heather J Kagan, Varujan D Belekdanian, Jiqiu Chen, Peter Backeris, Nadjib Hammoudi, Irene C Turnbull, Kevin D Costa, Roger J Hajjar
The aim of this study is to explore the role of abnormal coronary microvasculature morphology and hemodynamics in the development of congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS: CHF was induced in rats by aortic banding, followed by ischemia/reperfusion and later aortic debanding. Polymerized casts of coronary vasculature were imaged under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) software was used to calculate Capillary Structure Index (CSI), a measure of structural alignment also called Mean Vector Length (MVL), for 93 SEM images of coronary capillaries (CSI→ 1 perfect linearity, CSI→ 0 circular disarray)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049838/predicting-long-term-survival-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Md N Karim, Christopher M Reid, Mollah Huq, Samuel L Brilleman, Andrew Cochrane, Lavinia Tran, Baki Billah
OBJECTIVES: To develop a model for predicting long-term survival following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS: This study included 46 573 patients from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZCTS) registry, who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery between 2001 and 2014. Data were randomly split into development (23 282) and validation (23 291) samples. Cox regression models were fitted separately, using the important preoperative variables, for 4 'time intervals' (31-90 days, 91-365 days, 1-3 years and >3 years), with optimal predictors selected using the bootstrap bagging technique...
October 6, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049662/flexible-mechanoprosthesis-made-from-woven-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-fibres-proof-of-concept-in-a-chronic-sheep-model
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Amir Basir, Remco B Grobben, Maarten Jan Cramer, Joost A van Herwaarden, Aryan Vink, Gerard Pasterkamp, Jolanda Kluin, Paul F Gründeman
OBJECTIVES: Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres are flexible, have high tensile strength, and platelet and bacterial adhesion is low. Therefore, UHMWPE may overcome limitations of current mechanical valves and bioprostheses. In this study, the biocompatibility and functionality of prototype handmade stented valves from woven UHMWPE (U-valve) was assessed in a chronic sheep model with acetylsalicylic acid monotherapy. METHODS: Native pulmonary valves of 23 sheep were replaced by U-valves ( n  = 18) or Perimount bovine bioprostheses (reference group, n  = 5)...
July 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049508/outcomes-in-women-and-minorities-compared-with-white-men-1-year-after-everolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-insights-and-results-from-the-platinum-diversity-and-promus-element-plus-post-approval-study-pooled-analysis
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Wayne Batchelor, David E Kandzari, Scott Davis, Luis Tami, John C Wang, Islam Othman, Osvaldo S Gigliotti, Amir Haghighat, Sarabjeet Singh, Mario Lopez, Gregory Giugliano, Phillip A Horwitz, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Paul Underwood, Craig A Thompson, Roxana Mehran
Importance: There exist limited outcomes data for women and minorities after contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Objective: To examine 1-year outcomes in women and minorities vs white men after PCI with everolimus-eluting stents. Design, Settings, and Participants: The PLATINUM Diversity study was a single-arm study enrolling women and minorities. Patient-level pooling with the PROMUS Element Plus Post-Approval Study was prespecified...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049073/postoperative-outcomes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Mahesh Nagappa, George Ho, Jayadeep Patra, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, Roop Kaw, Davy Cheng, Frances Chung
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common comorbidity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and may predispose patients to postoperative complications. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to determine the evidence of postoperative complications associated with OSA patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: A literature search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Medline, Medline In-process, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and CINAHL until October 2016 was performed...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047410/association-between-kidney-intracapsular-pressure-and-ultrasound-elastography
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Kianoush B Kashani, Shennen A Mao, Sami Safadi, Bruce P Amiot, Jaime M Glorioso, John C Lieske, Scott L Nyberg, Xiaoming Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kidney congestion is a common pathophysiologic pathway of acute kidney injury (AKI) in sepsis and heart failure. There is no noninvasive tool to measure kidney intracapsular pressure (KIP) directly. METHODS: We evaluated the correlation of KIP with kidney elasticity measured by ultrasound surface wave elastography (USWE). We directly measured transcatheter KIP in three pigs at baseline and after bolus infusion of normal saline, norepinephrine, vasopressin, dopamine, and fenoldopam; infiltration of 2-L peritoneal dialysis solution in the intra-abdominal space; and venous, arterial, and ureteral clamping...
October 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046779/anesthetic-management-during-the-first-combined-heart-liver-transplant-performed-in-korea-a-case-report
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Hyejin Park, Jungchan Park, Jonghwan Lee, Gaabsoo Kim
Herein, we describe the anesthetic management during the first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT) performed in Korea. Though CHLT is a rare procedure, accumulating evidence suggests that it is a feasible option for patients with coexisting heart and liver failure. A 45-year-old female patient presented with severe cardiac dysfunction requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and secondary congestive hepatopathy. The patient underwent consecutive heart and liver transplantation using extracorporeal circulatory devices-heart transplant with cardiopulmonary bypass, and liver transplant with peripheral ECMO...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045598/prognostic-value-of-pulmonary-blood-volume-by-first-pass-contrast-enhanced-cmr-in-heart-failure-outpatients-the-prove-hf-study
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F Ricci, A Barison, G Todiere, C Mantini, A R Cotroneo, M Emdin, R De Caterina, S Galllina, G D Aquaro
Aims: Pulmonary blood volume (PBV) is a novel clinical application of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging for the quantitative grading of haemodynamic congestion. In this study, we aimed to assess the prognostic value of PBV in a cohort of outpatients with chronic heart failure (HF). Methods and results: One hundred and twelve consecutive patients (91 men, 67 ± 12 years) and 53 age- and sex-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography and contrast-enhanced CMR...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044498/emerging-therapies-for-congestive-heart-failure
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Thomas J Povsic
The treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease has improved remarkably over the last several decades; however, the outlook for patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure with reduced ejection fraction remains bleak. Current drug therapies target the neurohormonal activation that accompanies congestive heart failure, but do not address the fundamental pathology inherent in this condition-the loss of contractile capacity. Stem cell therapies offer the possibility of rectifying this deficiency and normalizing left ventricular dimensions and cardiac performance by regenerating novel contractile tissue thereby reversing the negative remodeling which portends progressive left ventricular dysfunction, worsening symptoms, and ultimately cardiogenic shock...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044493/combining-echo-and-natriuretic-peptides-to-guide-heart-failure-care-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-position-paper
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Frank Lloyd Dini, Erberto Carluccio, Fabrizio Montecucco, Gian Marco Rosa, Paolo Fontanive
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (HF) is a relevant and growing public health problem. Although the prognosis has recently improved, it remains a lethal disease, with a mortality that equals or exceeds that of many malignancies. Furthermore, chronic HF is costly, representing a large and growing drain on healthcare resources. METHODS: This narrative review is based on the material searched for and obtained via PubMed up to May 2017. The search terms we used were: "heart failure, echocardiography, natriuretic peptides" in combination with "treatment, biomarkers, guidelines"...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041830/general-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-minor-and-major-amputations-in-brazil
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Jose O Leite, Leandro O Costa, Walter M Fonseca, Debora U Souza, Barbara C Goncalves, Gabriela B Gomes, Lucas A Cruz, Nilder Nister, Tulio P Navarro, Jonathan Bath, Alan Dardik
Objectives Major and minor amputations are associated with significant rates of mortality. However, little is known about the impact of unplanned redo-amputation during the same hospitalization on outcomes. The objectives of this study were to identify the risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality after both major and minor amputations as well as the results of unplanned redo-amputation on outcome. Methods Retrospective study of 342 consecutive patients who were treated with lower extremity amputation in Brazil between January 2013 and October 2014...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040268/benefit-and-harm-of-intensive-blood-pressure-treatment-derivation-and-validation-of-risk-models-using-data-from-the-sprint-and-accord-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Joseph Rigdon, Lauren Steimle, Brian T Denton, Rodney A Hayward
BACKGROUND: Intensive blood pressure (BP) treatment can avert cardiovascular disease (CVD) events but can cause some serious adverse events. We sought to develop and validate risk models for predicting absolute risk difference (increased risk or decreased risk) for CVD events and serious adverse events from intensive BP therapy. A secondary aim was to test if the statistical method of elastic net regularization would improve the estimation of risk models for predicting absolute risk difference, as compared to a traditional backwards variable selection approach...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038417/role-of-exogenous-phosphocreatine-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Swapnil Parve, Gulnaz I Aliakberova, Albert A Gylmanov, Diana I Abdulganieva
The 5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FAC) regimen is widely used in the management of breast cancer. The common cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin include congestive heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction, and those of cyclophosphamide include pericarditis, myocarditis, and congestive heart failure. It has been postulated that cardiotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil presents as coronary artery diseases (eg, angina). Cardiomyopathy is a common outcome following treatment with the FAC regimen...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033989/effectiveness-of-back-massage-on-sleep-pattern-among-patients-with-congestive-cardiac-failure
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Amol Sable, Thangaraj Sivabalan, Akshaya Narayan Shetti
BACKGROUND: Sleep plays an important role in congestive cardiac failure (CCF). Back massage reduces anxiety, discomfort, and physical suffering in CCF patients. Study objective is to assess sleep pattern in CCF patients before and after back massage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was conducted in Pravara Rural hospital, Loni, India over 4 months in 2016. Thirty CCF patients were included in the study with purposive sampling. Nurse investigator performed 20-min back massage thrice daily, 5 min for each step from the day of admission till discharge...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032905/analysis-of-wound-healing-time-and-wound-free-period-as-outcomes-after-surgical-and-endovascular-revascularization-for-critical-lower-limb-ischemia
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Jin Okazaki, Daisuke Matsuda, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Masaru Ishida, Sosei Kuma, Koichi Morisaki, Tadashi Furuyama, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Traditional end points, such as amputation-free survival, used to assess the clinical effectiveness of lower limb revascularization have shortcomings because they do not account independently for wound nonhealing and recurrence or patient survival. Wound healing process and maintenance of a wound-free state after revascularization were not well-studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term clinical course of ischemic wounds after revascularization. We focused on initial wound healing process as well as the maintenance of a wound-free state after achievement of wound healing...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032139/effects-of-vildagliptin-on-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes%C3%A2-mellitus-and-heart-failure-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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John J V McMurray, Piotr Ponikowski, Geremia B Bolli, Valentina Lukashevich, Plamen Kozlovski, Wolfgang Kothny, James D Lewsey, Henry Krum
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the safety of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, vildagliptin, in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. BACKGROUND: Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have heart failure and it is important to know about the safety of new treatments for diabetes in these individuals. METHODS: Patients 18 to 85 years of age with type 2 diabetes and heart failure (New York Heart Association functional class I to III and left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] <0...
October 11, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032034/therapeutic-investigations-of-novel-indoxyl-based-indolines-a-drug-target-validation-and-structure-activity-relationship-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-with-cardiovascular-regulation-and-thrombolytic-potential
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A Manikandan, Pearl Moharil, M Sathishkumar, C Muñoz-Garay, A Sivakumar
A family of 12 members of Naphthalene-2-ol-indolin-2-one-thiocarbamides (5a-l) with pharmacological potentials of cardiovascular modulator were efficiently synthesized and evaluated. These compounds show inhibitory activity on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which is a principal constituent of the renin-angiotensin system and causative source for hypertension (HTN) (elevated blood pressure) and congestive heart failure (CHF), a parameter that was tested in this report. Prior to this, to get more insight into the binding mode and inhibition of human ACE C-domain (PDB ID: 2XY9) and N-domain (PDB ID: 3NXQ) compounds 5a-l was docked into the active site of them...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031756/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-pregnancy-is-associated-with-adverse-maternal-outcomes-a-national-cohort
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Ghada Bourjeily, Valery A Danilack, Margaret H Bublitz, Heather Lipkind, Janet Muri, Donna Caldwell, Iris Tong, Karen Rosene-Montella
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy and the obesity epidemic impacting women of reproductive age appear to predispose women to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnancy. The aim of this study is to examine the association between OSA and adverse maternal outcomes in a national cohort. METHODS: The National Perinatal Information Center in the US was used to identify women with a delivery discharge diagnosis of OSA from 2010 to 2014. We used the International Classification of Diseases, ninth Revision to classify OSA diagnosis and maternal outcomes...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028633/acute-kidney-injury-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Katja M Gist, David M Kwiatkowski, David S Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery or in pediatric patients with congestive heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: This review describes the definition and various manifestations of AKI, the impact of biomarkers on the diagnosis of AKI, the importance of fluid overload as a consequence of AKI and its long-term impact. SUMMARY: There are novel biomarkers for AKI detection that should facilitate early recognition and intervention to prevent or attenuate the effects of AKI and fluid overload...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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