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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933666/risk-of-stroke-and-recurrence-after-af-ablation-in-patients-with-an-initial-event-free-period-of-12-months
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Simon Kochhäuser, Pouria Alipour, Tanjah Haig-Carter, Kathleen Trought, Philip Hache, Yaariv Khaykin, Zaev Wulffhart, Alfredo Pantanomd, Bernice Tsang, David Birnie, Atul Verma
INTRODUCTION: Because of the unclear prognostic effects of ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), oral anticoagulation (OAC) is often continued after ablation even in asymptomatic patients. We sought to determine the frequency of stroke and AF recurrence in patients on and off therapeutic OAC one year after a successful AF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients that underwent AF ablation and were free of AF 12 months after ablation were selected from our AF database...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933664/left-ventricular-rotational-mechanics-in-infants-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-and-preterm-infants-at-36%C3%A2-weeks-postmenstrual-age-a-comparison-with-healthy-term-controls
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Colm R Breatnach, Eva Forman, Adrienne Foran, Cathy Monteith, Lisa McSweeney, Fergal Malone, Naomi McCallion, Orla Franklin, Afif El-Khuffash
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a paucity of data on left ventricle (LV) rotational physiology in neonates. We aimed to assess rotational mechanics in infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and premature infants (<32 weeks) at 36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) (preterm group) and compare them with healthy term controls (term controls). We also compared the parameters in preterm infants with and without chronic lung disease (CLD). METHODS: Echocardiography was performed within 48 hours of birth or at 36 weeks PMA...
December 9, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933569/decision-making-in-clinical-practice-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-a-single-additional-stroke-risk-factor
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REVIEW
Tatjana S Potpara, Nikolaos Dagres, Nebojša Mujović, Dragan Vasić, Milika Ašanin, Milan Nedeljkovic, Francisco Marin, Laurent Fauchier, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist, Gregory Y H Lip
Approximately 1 in 3-4 patients presenting with an ischemic stroke will also have atrial fibrillation (AF), and AF-related strokes can be effectively prevented using oral anticoagulant therapy (OAC), either with well-controlled vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). In addition, OAC use (both VKAs and NOACs) is associated with a 26% reduction in all-cause mortality (VKAs) or an additional 10% mortality reduction with NOACs relative to VKAs. The decision to use OAC in individual AF patient is based on the estimated balance of the benefit from ischemic stroke reduction against the risk of major OAC-related bleeding [essentially intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)]...
December 8, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933299/strategy-to-prime-the-host-and-cells-to-augment-therapeutic-efficacy-of-progenitor-cells-for-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Jeehoon Kang, Tae-Won Kim, Jin Hur, Hyo-Soo Kim
Cell therapy in myocardial infarction (MI) is an innovative strategy that is regarded as a rescue therapy to repair the damaged myocardium and to promote neovascularization for the ischemic border zone. Among several stem cell sources for this purpose, autologous progenitors from bone marrow or peripheral blood would be the most feasible and safest cell-source. Despite the theoretical benefit of cell therapy, this method is not widely adopted in the actual clinical practice due to its low therapeutic efficacy...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933093/long-term-consumption-of-an-obesogenic-high-fat-diet-prior-to-ischemia-reperfusion-mediates-cardioprotection-via-epac1-dependent-signaling
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F Edland, A Wergeland, R Kopperud, K S Åsrud, E A Hoivik, S L Witsø, R Æsøy, L Madsen, K Kristiansen, M Bakke, S O Døskeland, A K Jonassen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is still considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, although more recent knowledge also suggests obesity to be associated with reduced morbidity and mortality - the "obesity paradox". This study explores if long-term feeding of an obesogenic high fat diet renders the myocardium less susceptible to ischemic-reperfusion induced injury via Epac-dependent signaling. METHODS: Wild type (wt), Epac1 (Epac1(-/-)) and Epac2 (Epac2(-/-)) deficient mice were fed a high fat (HFD) or normal chow diet (ND) for 33 ± 1 weeks...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932944/role-of-homocysteine-in-the-ischemic-stroke-and-development-of-ischemic-tolerance
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REVIEW
Ján Lehotský, Barbara Tothová, Maria Kovalská, Dušan Dobrota, Anna Beňová, Dagmar Kalenská, Peter Kaplán
Homocysteine (Hcy) is a toxic, sulfur-containing intermediate of methionine metabolism. Hyperhomocysteinemia (hHcy), as a consequence of impaired Hcy metabolism or defects in crucial co-factors that participate in its recycling, is assumed as an independent human stroke risk factor. Neural cells are sensitive to prolonged hHcy treatment, because Hcy cannot be metabolized either by the transsulfuration pathway or by the folate/vitamin B12 independent remethylation pathway. Its detrimental effect after ischemia-induced damage includes accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and posttranslational modifications of proteins via homocysteinylation and thiolation...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932871/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-guiding-clinical-therapy-of-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-compared-with-angiography-alone-in-elderly-chinese-patients
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Zhao Zhang, Ke Li, Jinwen Tian
OBJECTIVE: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an innovative method for evaluating the physiological significance of a coronary stenosis, but its validity is less certain in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is important to assess whether FFR is effective and safe in patients, especially elderly Chinese patients, with NSTEMI. As the first one in China, the purpose of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety outcomes of FFR in guiding clinical therapy of NSTEMI compared with angiography alone in elderly Chinese patients...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932767/-mid-and-long-term-result-of-celiac-artery-coverage-in-tevar-treatment-for-aortic-dissection
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Ming Li, Chang Shu, Quanming Li, Tun Wang, Kun Fang
To observe the mid- and long-term result of intentional coverage of celiac artery in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) surgery for aortic dissection.
 Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 21 cases who received TEVAR with celiac artery coverage during the operation. The existence of collaterals between celiac artery (CA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) was confirmed by preoperative CT angiography (CTA) or digital substract angiography (DSA) for each patient. We used the stent-graft precisely above the orifice of SMA...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932554/inflammatory-cytokine-levels-after-endovascular-therapy-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Yasushi Ueki, Takashi Miura, Yusuke Miyashita, Souichiro Ebisawa, Hirohiko Motoki, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda
We evaluated the impact of endovascular therapy (EVT) on inflammatory cytokine levels and its relationship with in-stent restenosis in patients with peripheral artery disease. The study prospectively enrolled 35 patients with intermittent claudication who underwent EVT of the iliofemoral artery. Levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay before and at 2 hours, 4 hours, and 3 months after EVT...
December 8, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932318/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-protects-alzheimer-s-disease-brain-from-ischemic-insult
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Shuko Takeda, Ryuichi Morishita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932197/crucial-role-of-carotid-ultrasound-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-hyperacute-aortic-dissection-complicated-by-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Eglė Sukockienė, Kristina Laučkaitė, Antanas Jankauskas, Dalia Mickevičienė, Giedrė Jurkevičienė, Antanas Vaitkus, Edgaras Stankevičius, Kęstutis Petrikonis, Daiva Rastenytė
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening rare condition that may virtually present by any organ system dysfunction, the nervous system included. Acute cerebral infarction among multiple other neurological and non-neurological presentations is part of this acute aortic syndrome. Rapid and correct diagnosis is of extreme importance keeping in mind the possibility of thrombolytic treatment if a patient with a suspected ischemic stroke arrives to the Emergency Department within a 4.5-h window after symptom onset...
November 19, 2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932139/de-novo-anti-hla-antibodies-after-heart-transplantation-are-associated-with-adverse-events-in-the-long-term-follow-up-of-cardiac-transplant-recipients
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E Solé-González, S Mirabet, V Brossa, L López-López, M Rivas-Lasarte, H Capellades-Olivella, A J Ginel-Iglesias, J Martorell-Pons, E Roig
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Long-term morbidity and mortality after heart transplantation (HTx) remain very high. Several reports have suggested that anti-HLA antibodies (anti-HLA-AB) detected after HTx might be associated with poor survival, but the implication of isolated anti-HLA-AB is still under debate. The aim of the study was to analyze the incidence of de novo anti-HLA-AB and whether they are associated with adverse events after HTx. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed the presence of anti-HLA-AB assessed by fluorimetry (Luminex) and quantified by a single-antigen bead assay in 119 HTx patients...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932137/quality-of-life-according-to-urgency-status-in-de-novo-heart-transplant-recipients
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B Díaz-Molina, J L Lambert, F G Vílchez, F Cadenas, M J Bernardo, E Velasco, M Martín, C Morís
INTRODUCTION: Elective heart transplantation (HTX) aims to improve physical ability, increase survival, and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic heart failure. Nevertheless, most patients who undergo urgent HTX are previously healthy, and a transplant could be perceived as a limitation. The aim of this study is to compare HRQoL between elective and urgent heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Cohort study including patients undergoing heart transplantation between January 1998 and March 2012 in a single center...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932136/prognostic-value-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-to-identify-patients-at-risk-of-left-ventricular-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation
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A B Méndez, J Ordonez-Llanos, S Mirabet, J Galan, M L Maestre, V Brossa, M T Rivilla, L López, T Koller, A Sionis, E Roig
Primary graft dysfunction after heart transplantation (HTx) has a very high mortality rate, especially if the left ventricle (PGD-LV) is involved. Early diagnosis is important to select the appropriate therapy to improve prognosis. The value of high-sensitivity troponin T (HS-TNT) measurement obtained at patient arrival at the intensive care unit was analyzed in 71 HTx patients. Mild or moderate PGD-LV was defined by hemodynamic compromise with one of the following criteria: left ventricular ejection fraction <40%, hemodynamic compromise with right atrial pressure >15 mm Hg, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure >20 mm Hg, cardiac index <2...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932091/octogenarian-donors-in-liver-transplantation
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M Gastaca, M Guerra, L Alvarez Martinez, P Ruiz, A Ventoso, I Palomares, M Prieto, A Matarranz, A Valdivieso, J Ortiz de Urbina
INTRODUCTION: Due to the disparity between the number of patients on the list for liver transplantation and the availability of organs, the use of older donors has become necessary. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes of liver transplantation using octogenarian donors. METHODS: From December 2003 to February 2016, 777 liver transplantations were performed at our institution, 33 of them (4.2%) with donors 80 years old and above. Our policy for the acceptance of these donors is based on preoperative liver function tests, donor hemodynamic stability, and intraoperative normal gross aspect...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932075/non-enzymatic-oxidized-metabolite-of-dha-4-rs-4-f4t-neuroprostane-protects-the-heart-against-reperfusion-injury
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Jérôme Roy, Jérémy Fauconnier, Camille Oger, Charlotte Farah, Claire Angebault-Prouteau, Jérôme Thireau, Patrice Bideaux, Valérie Scheuermann, Valérie Bultel-Poncé, Marie Demion, Jean-Marie Galano, Thierry Durand, Jetty Chung-Yung Lee, Jean-Yves Le Guennec
Acute myocardial infarction leads to an increase in oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation. 4(RS)-4-F4t-Neuroprostane (4-F4t-NeuroP) is a mediator produced by non-enzymatic free radical peroxidation of the cardioprotective polyunsaturated fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In this study, we investigated whether intra-cardiac delivery of 4-F4t-NeuroP (0.03mg/kg) prior to occlusion (ischemia) prevents and protects rat myocardium from reperfusion damages. Using a rat model of ischemic-reperfusion (I/R), we showed that intra-cardiac infusion of 4-F4t-NeuroP significantly decreased infarct size following reperfusion (-27%) and also reduced ventricular arrhythmia score considerably during reperfusion (-41%)...
December 5, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931559/role-of-cardiac-renin-angiotensin-system-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-preconditioning-of-heart
#17
REVIEW
Vimal Agrawal, Jeetendra Kumar Gupta, Shaiba Sana Qureshi, Vishal Kumar Vishwakarma
Cardio-vascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Ischemia is a state of oxygen deprivation in tissues, whereas reperfusion is restoration of blood flow in ischemic tissues. Myocardial damage of tissue during reperfusion after ischemic insult is known as myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. It induces damage to cardiac muscle via increasing expression of oxygen, sodium and calcium ions which are responsible in the activation of proteases and cell death. Heart renin angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in the myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931552/effects-of-sustained-release-trimetazidine-on-chronically-dysfunctional-myocardium-of-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-six-months-follow-up-result
#18
A Momen, M Ali, P K Karmakar, M Z Ali, A Haque, M R Khan, M I Khalil, M S Hossain, R M Huda, M N Goni
BACKGROUND: Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a growing burden in third world countries. So far, benefits of trimetazidine in this group of patients have been suggested by clinical trials mainly conducted in Europe. We evaluated the effect of trimetazidine on ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in our population. METHODS AND RESULTS: 98 patients (aged 58.5±9.2 years), admitted with decompensated heart failure with previous history of MI and/or documentation of significant CAD with previous CAG, were chosen for the study...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931550/off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-continuous-heparin-infusion
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Kamales Kumar Saha, Dinesh Kumar Sangwan, Pravin K Shroff, Mandar Manohar Deval, Kakalee K Saha, Rinu V Jacob, Ratnaprobha Adsul, Lukash Jagdale
OBJECTIVES: Levels of anticoagulation during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) remain controversial. Prolonged activated clotting time (ACT) during OPCAB increases blood loss during surgery and can also cause paradoxical increase in postoperative myocardial infarction. Shorter ACT can increase thrombotic complication. Maintaining a steady ACT level is challenging. We have used continuous heparin infusion after initial bolus during OPCAB to maintain a steady low target ACT...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931504/clinical-benefits-of-stem-cells-for-chronic-symptomatic-systolic-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-of-the-existing-data-and-ongoing-trials
#20
Marie-France Poulin, Anjan Deka, Burhan Mohamedali, Gary L Schaer
The benefits of stem cell therapy for patients with chronic symptomatic systolic heart failure due to ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM and NICM, respectively) are unclear. We performed a systematic review of major published and ongoing trials of stem cell therapy for systolic heart failure and compared measured clinical outcomes for both types of cardiomyopathy. The majority of the 29 published studies demonstrated clinical benefits of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs)...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
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