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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
#1
Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318519/major-developments-in-the-2016-european-guidelines-for-heart-failure
#2
J C Trullàs, Á González-Franco
The European Society of Cardiology has recently published new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (HF). This article aims to review these recommendations and their level of scientific evidence and to present the most innovative aspects. The most significant deviations from the 2012 edition are: 1) the introduction of the concept of HF with midrange LVEF (40-49%); 2) a new diagnostic algorithm for chronic HF, initially considering the clinical probability; 3) recommendations on preventing or delaying the apparition of HF; 4) indications for the use of the new sacubitril-valsartan compound, the first angiotensin receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor; 5) modification of indications for cardiac resynchronisation therapy; and 6) a new algorithm for a combined diagnostic and treatment strategy for acute HF based on the presence or absence of congestion and hypoperfusion...
March 15, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317490/speculative-considerations-about-some-cardiology-enigmas
#3
Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora, Andre Schmidt, Livia Arcêncio, José Antonio Marin-Neto
Write a review text or point-of-view that takes into account the interests, if not of all, but of most readers of a scientific journal is an arduous task. The editorial can be grounded in published articles, even in a single article of undeniable importance and, it can also represent a trend of specialty. Therefore, especially for the sake of the reader's motivation, the present text was freely designed to discuss some cardiology enigmas in the context of the heart valve and coronary artery disease (CAD). Concerning the CAD five well-known enigmas will be considered: 1) The absence of arteriosclerosis in intramyocardial coronary arteries; 2) The unique and always confirmed superior evolution of the left internal thoracic artery as a coronary graft; 3) The prophylactic left internal thoracic artery graft in mildly-stenosed coronary lesions, and; 4) The high incidence of perioperative atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with CAD, and; 5) The handling of disease-free saphenous vein graft at the time of reoperation...
March 17, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317158/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-or-storage-disease-the-incremental-value-of-speckle-tracking-strain-bull-s-eye
#4
REVIEW
Antonello D'Andrea, Juri Radmilovic, Piercarlo Ballo, Donato Mele, Eustachio Agricola, Matteo Cameli, Andrea Rossi, Roberta Esposito, Giuseppina Novo, Sergio Mondillo, Roberta Montisci, Sabina Gallina, Eduardo Bossone, Maurizio Galderisi
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) develops in response to a variety of physical, genetic, and biochemical stimuli and represents the early stage of ventricular remodeling. In patients with LVH, subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction despite normal ejection fraction (EF) may be present before the onset of symptoms, which portends a dismal prognosis. Strain measurement with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) represents a highly reproducible and accurate alternative to LVEF determination...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316997/sildenafil-can-affect-innate-and-adaptive-immune-system-in-both-experimental-animals-and-patients
#5
REVIEW
Monika Kniotek, Agnieszka Boguska
Sildenafil, a type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDE5-I), is primarily used for treating erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil inhibits the degradation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) by competing with cGMP for binding site of PDE5. cGMP is a secondary messenger activating protein kinases and a common regulator of ion channel conductance, glycogenolysis, and cellular apoptosis. PDE5 inhibitors (PDE-Is) found application in cardiology, nephrology, urology, dermatology, oncology, and gynecology. Positive result of sildenafil treatment is closely connected with its immunomodulatory effects...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316035/management-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-complications
#6
REVIEW
Gregory Means, Christopher End, Prashant Kaul
With the recent increase in complex coronary interventions including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions and complex higher risk (and indicated) patients, the spectrum of potential periprocedural complications and their prompt management has become even more relevant. Vascular access-related problems remain the most prevalent of all PCI complications and with randomized controlled trial data from over 20,000 patients supporting the superiority of radial over femoral access in reducing bleeding and vascular complications, a default radial strategy should be promoted...
April 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314659/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-cmr-t1-mapping-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#7
Karl-Philipp Rommel, Christian Lücke, Philipp Lurz
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) presents a major challenge in modern cardiology. Although this syndrome is of increasing prevalence and is associated with unfavorable outcomes, treatment trials have failed to establish effective therapies. Currently, solutions to this dilemma are being investigated, including categorizing and characterizing patients more diversely to individualize treatment. In this regard, new imaging techniques might provide important information. Diastolic dysfunction is a diagnostic and pathophysiological cornerstone in HFpEF and is believed to be caused by systemic inflammation with the development of interstitial myocardial fibrosis and myocardial stiffening...
March 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303211/real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-characterization-of-cardiac-anatomy-and-function-current-clinical-applications-and-literature-review-update
#8
REVIEW
Omar Velasco, Morgan Q Beckett, Aaron W James, Megan N Loehr, Taylor G Lewis, Tahmin Hassan, Rajesh Janardhanan
Our review of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) discusses the diagnostic utility of RT3DE and provides a comparison with two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) in clinical cardiology. A Pubmed literature search on RT3DE was performed using the following key words: transthoracic, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, real-time, and left ventricular (LV) function. Articles included perspective clinical studies and meta-analyses in the English language, and focused on the role of RT3DE in human subjects...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302997/platelets-cellular-and-functional-characteristics-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Alexander Weymann, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, Luis Nombela-Franco, Luca Testa, Mohammadreza Lotfaliani, Mohamed Zeriouh, Tong Liu, Hamidreza Dehghan, Senol Yavuz, Michel Pompeu Barros de Oliveira Sá, William L Baker, Jae-Sik Jang, Mengqi Gong, Umberto Benedetto, Pascal M Dohmen, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Hugh Calkins, Gregg W Stone, Integrated Meta-Analysis Of Cardiac Surgery And Cardiology-Group Imcsc-Group
BACKGROUND This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to determine the strength of evidence for evaluating the association of platelet cellular and functional characteristics including platelet count (PC), MPV, platelet distribution width (PDW), platelet factor 4, beta thromboglobulin (BTG), and p-selectin with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and consequent stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating platelet characteristics in patients with paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillations...
March 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297024/jama-cardiology-list-of-peer-reviewers
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March 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296997/jama-cardiology-inaugural-year-in-review
#11
Robert O Bonow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294880/-results-of-monitoring-of-the-plan-of-measures-directed-to-reduction-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-north-caucasus-republics-analysis-of-dynamics-of-cardio-vascular-mortality
#12
M N Mamedov
Comparative analysis of dynamics of cardiovascular mortality in Russia and foreign countries as well as main directions of development of cardiological service in Russia are presented in this review article. Plan of measures for reduction of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) was created in 2015. This plan comprises 4 blocks of assessment of the following measures: directed at improvement of primary IHD prevention (1), directed at secondary prevention of complications of IHD (2); directed at improvement of efficacy of medical care of patients with IHD (3), and directed at monitoring of some demographic parameters (4)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294862/-revascularization-in-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-whether-to-change-the-approach
#13
L L Bershtein, N O Katamadze, A E Golovina, S A Sayganov
Current international guidelines on stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) state that coronary revascularization is indicated in cases of: limiting ischemic symptoms while on optimal medical therapy (OMT); high risk coronary anatomy; high risk stress test result. At the same time, many results supporting these conclusions were obtained in relatively old studies, conducted when the approaches to medical therapy and revascularization techniques differed greatly from contemporary practice. Many of the conclusions have been based on data from observational studies and subanalyses of randomized clinical trials, therefore methodologically are not sufficiently reliable...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290883/-a-review-of-recent-european-clinical-guidelines-what-useful-for-the-practitioner
#14
M N Mamedov
This review article provides an outline of 5 of the updated clinical practice guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology developed by leading experts of the relevant working groups of the society. Guidelines deal with new approaches to identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pericardial diseases, ventricular arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, infective endocarditis and acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation and comprise new diagnostic algorithms. Risk stratification and taking into account etiological factors are considered as important links for conduct of medical and surgical treatments of corresponding cardiovascular diseases...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290871/-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcsk9-new-opportunities-of-lipid-lowering-therapy
#15
K S Astrakova, Yu I Ragino, E V Shakhtshneider, M I Voevoda
In the literature review covered issues opening protein-proprotein convertase, subtilisin/kexin-type9 (PCSK9), its modern terminology, the results of its biochemical, molecular and genetic studies, metabolic regulation, functions and clinical findings in the blood content ofPCSK9 in lipid disorders and clinical pharmacological studies of monoclonal antibodies to this protein for the correction of lipid metabolism of major interest for cardiology and lipidology.
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290839/-ischemic-heart-disease-focus-on-acute-infarction-of-the-right-ventricular-myocardium
#16
B A Akbalaeva, T A Batyraliev, D V Fettzer, B A Sidorenko
Ischemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in particular remain widely spread and contribute seriously in total mortality of population. This literature review is devoted to the right ventricular (RV) AMI as the least studied problem of contemporary cardiology. We present here description of specific characteristics of blood supply to ventricles of the heart, clinical picture, diagnostic criteria and prognosis of RV infarction. We also present current strategy of management of patients with RV AMI including early revascularization with the help of percutaneous coronary intervention...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290162/tavr-in-intermediate-risk-patients-a-review-of-the-partner-2-trial-and-its-future-implications
#17
Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Jacob A Misenheimer, John P Vavalle
BACKGROUND: Following publication of the results of the PARTNER trial, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association recognized the success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by incorporating it as a feasible option in high-surgical risk patients, and recommending it as the standard of care for patients at prohibitive risk of surgery. Although this was recognized as a major success in the field of percutaneous valve replacement, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) continued to be realized as the procedure of choice for low and intermediate surgical risk patients...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290098/cardiac-sympathetic-nervous-system-imaging-with-123-i-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-perspectives-from-japan-and-europe
#18
Kenichi Nakajima, Arthur J H A Scholte, Tomoaki Nakata, Aukelien C Dimitriu-Leen, Taishiro Chikamori, João V Vitola, Keiichiro Yoshinaga
Cardiac sympathetic nervous system dysfunction is closely associated with risk of serious cardiac events in patients with heart failure (HF), including HF progression, pump-failure death, and sudden cardiac death by lethal ventricular arrhythmia. For cardiac sympathetic nervous system imaging, (123)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) was approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 1992 and has therefore been widely used since in clinical settings. (123)I-MIBG was also later approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States of America (USA) and it was expected to achieve broad acceptance...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289528/clinical-cardiac-regenerative-studies-in-children
#19
REVIEW
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
Although the incidence of pediatric heart failure is low, the mortality is relatively high, with severe clinical symptoms requiring repeated hospitalization or intensive care treatment in the surviving patients. Cardiac biopsy specimens have revealed a higher number of resident human cardiac progenitor cells, with greater proliferation and differentiation capacity, in the neonatal period as compared with adults, demonstrating the regeneration potential of the young heart, with rising interest in cardiac regeneration therapy in critically ill pediatric patients...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289524/assessment-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-current-and-emerging-techniques
#20
REVIEW
James R J Foley, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is established in clinical practice guidelines with a growing evidence base supporting its use to aid the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or established CAD. CMR is a multi-parametric imaging modality that yields high spatial resolution images that can be acquired in any plane for the assessment of global and regional cardiac function, myocardial perfusion and viability, tissue characterisation and coronary artery anatomy, all within a single study protocol and without exposure to ionising radiation...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
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