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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782283/-heart-failure-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-epidemiology-patient-%C3%A2-portrait%C3%A2-clinic-and-diagnostics
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S V Gavryushina, F T Ageev
The article focuses on current aspects of epidemiology, clinical picture, and diagnostics of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) associated with preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Heart failure with preserved LV ejection fraction (HFpEF) is shown to be prevalent in a population that accounts for more than a half of all CHF cases. The group at risk for HFpEF consists primarily of older women with arterial hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and atrial fibrillation. The article presents algorithms for diagnosis of HFpEF based on classic and tissue Doppler echocardiography and measurement of natriuretic peptides...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764718/metabolic-syndrome-associates-with-left-atrial-dysfunction
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K Nyman, M Granér, M O Pentikäinen, J Lundbom, A Hakkarainen, R Sirén, M S Nieminen, M-R Taskinen, N Lundbom, K Lauerma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF), but limited data exist on their effect on left atrial (LA) function. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac, hepatic and intra-abdominal ectopic fat depots and cardiometabolic risk factors on LA function in non-diabetic male subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial and hepatic triglyceride contents were measured with 1.5T 1 H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and LA and left ventricular function, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), epicardial and pericardial fat by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 33 men with MetS and 40 men without MetS...
February 21, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755033/impact-of-a-history-of-hypertension-in-pregnancy-on-later-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Dawn C Scantlebury, Andrea G Kattah, Tracey L Weissgerber, Sanket Agarwal, Michelle M Mielke, Amy L Weaver, Lisa E Vaughan, Stanislav Henkin, Katherine Zimmerman, Virginia M Miller, Wendy M White, Sharonne N Hayes, Vesna D Garovic
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) produces significant morbidity in women and is typically attributed to cardiac remodeling from multiple causes, particularly hypertension. Hypertensive pregnancy disorders (HPDs) are associated with future hypertension and adverse cardiac remodeling. We evaluated whether women with AF were more likely to have experienced a HPD compared with those without. METHODS AND RESULTS: A nested case-control study was conducted within a cohort of 7566 women who had a live or stillbirth delivery in Olmsted County, Minnesota between 1976 and 1982...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748196/interleukin-10-treatment-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-inflammatory-atrial-remodeling-and-fibrillation
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BACKGROUND: Obesity, characterized by systemic low-grade inflammation, is considered a well-known risk for atrial fibrillation. In fact, IL-10 (interleukin 10), which is a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine, has been reported to decrease in obese and diabetic patients. We tested the hypotheses forwarding that genetic deletion of IL-10 exacerbates high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity-caused atrial inflammation, lipidosis, fibrosis, and fibrillation and that IL-10 therapy inhibits this pathology...
May 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743419/metabolic-syndrome-and-the-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-middle-aged-east-asian-men
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Yong-Giun Kim, Kee-Joon Choi, Seungbong Han, Ki Won Hwang, Chang Hee Kwon, Gyung-Min Park, Ki-Bum Won, Soe Hee Ann, Jun Kim, Shin-Jae Kim, Sang-Gon Lee, Gi-Byoung Nam, You-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Although the prevalence of both atrial fibrillation (AF) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been increasing in East Asia, the association between them is uncertain.Methods and Results:A total of 24,741 middle-aged Korean men without baseline AF were enrolled in a health screening program from January 2003 to December 2008. Among them, 21,981 subjects were evaluated to determine the risk of AF based on baseline MetS status through December 2016. At every visit, the subjects were evaluated for AF using ECG...
May 10, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741696/long-term-cardiovascular-outcomes-among-endometrial-cancer-survivors-in-a-large-population-based-cohort-study
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Sean Soisson, Patricia A Ganz, David Gaffney, Kerry Rowe, John Snyder, Yuan Wan, Vikrant Deshmukh, Mike Newman, Alison Fraser, Ken Smith, Kimberly Herget, Heidi A Hanson, Yelena P Wu, Joseph Stanford, Ali Al-Sarray, Theresa L Werner, Veronica W Setiawan, Mia Hashibe
Background: Endometrial cancer is the second most common cancer among female cancer survivors in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among endometrial cancer survivors. Studies that examine long-term cardiovascular outcomes among endometrial cancer survivors are critical. Methods: Cohorts of 2648 endometrial cancer survivors diagnosed between 1997 and 2012 and 10 503 age-matched women from the general population were identified...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722856/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-magnetically-navigated-rotor-ablation-as-an-adjunct-to-conventional-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Gunjan Shukla, John Zimmerman, Zoya Shir, Roshan Shah, Edmund Hasanaj
Aims: The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of magnetically guided ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) rotors in conjunction with magnetically guided pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in a large consecutive series of patients. Methods and results: A total of 110 consecutive patients with drug-refractory AF underwent rotor ablation followed by conventional PVI and ablation of other spontaneous arrhythmias, all of which were performed with remote magnetic navigation (RMN)...
May 1, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721589/cardiovascular-outcome-in-type-2-diabetes-and-atrial-fibrillation
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A Costard-Jäckle, D Tschöpe, T Meinertz
Diabetes is an independent risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). Frequently, it is part of the metabolic syndrome cluster, which includes obesity and hypertension that are independently associated with AF. The risk appears to be higher with longer duration of diabetes and inadequate glycemic control. Patients with diabetes and AF have a substantially increased risk of death and serious cardiovascular complications compared with those in sinus rhythm. Conversely, good metabolic control appears to be associated with maintenance of rhythm after successful therapeutic conversion to sinus rhythm by catheter ablation or electrical cardioconversion of AF...
May 2, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703872/prevalence-risk-factors-and-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-recurrence-in-eight-countries-from-south-east-and-southeast-asia-a-scoping-review
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Y Y Chin, H Sakinah, A Aryati, B M Hassan
INTRODUCTION: In most Asian countries, stroke is one of the major causes of mortality. A stroke event is life-changing for stroke survivors, which results in either mortality or disability. Therefore, this study comprehensively focuses on prevalence, risk factors, and secondary prevention for stroke recurrence identified in South, East, and Southeast Asian countries. METHODS: This scoping review uses the methodological framework of Arksey and O'Malley. A comprehensive search of academic journals (English) on this topic published from 2007 to 2017 was conducted...
April 2018: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701361/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Ana Filipa Ferreira, Francisca A Saraiva, Raquel Moreira, Rui J Cerqueira, Mário J Amorim, Paulo Pinho, André P Lourenço, Adelino F Leite-Moreira
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (PoAF) is the most common arrhythmia following cardiac surgery, which increase the patient's morbidity and mortality. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate new onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, its clinical and surgical predictors, and its impact in immediate and long-term outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective study including all CABG surgeries performed in a tertiary centre, between 2004 and 2011...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665154/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-stratification-score-for-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-stemi-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Annamaria Mazzone, Marco Scalese, Umberto Paradossi, Serena Del Turco, Nicoletta Botto, Alberto De Caterina, Giuseppe Trianni, Marcello Ravani, Antonio Rizza, Sabrina Molinaro, Cataldo Palmieri, Sergio Berti, Giuseppina Basta
AIM: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is a complication not infrequent in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and has been associated with worse in-hospital and long-term prognosis. We aimed to develop and validate a risk score based on common clinical risk factors and routine blood biomarkers to assess the early incidence of NOAF post-pPCI, before discharge. METHODS: The risk score for NOAF occurrence during hospitalisation (about 5 days) was developed in a cohort of 1135 consecutive STEMI patients undergoing pPCI while was externally validated in a temporal cohort of 771 STEMI patients...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664325/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-mortality-and-hospitalisation-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jocasta Ball, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Melinda J Carrington, Joshua F Wiley, Simon Stewart
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation represents a substantial clinical and public health issue. The definitive impact of body mass index on prognosis of patients with chronic (persistent or permanent) atrial fibrillation remains undetermined. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of body mass index with health outcomes (mortality and re-hospitalisation) of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Using data from the Standard versus Atrial Fibrillation spEcific managemenT strategY (SAFETY) trial (a randomised controlled trial of home-based, atrial fibrillation-specific disease management), we performed post-hoc analyses of mortality and re-hospitalisation outcomes during minimum 24-month follow-up according to baseline body mass index profile...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657061/risk-factors-for-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-a-focus-on-asian-populations
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Yanguang Li, Daniele Pastori, Yutao Guo, Yutang Wang, Gregory Y H Lip
The incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is increasing both in the Asian populations and Western countries. Several demographic and clinical risk factors were independently associated with NOAF, including ageing, male sex, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, hypertension, coronary artery disease, renal dysfunction and heart failure. However, some differences in the incidence of NOAF, the prevalence of some risk factors and lifestyle or environmental conditions may exist between Asian and Western countries...
June 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652731/obesity-and-cardiovascular-risk-a-call-for-action-from-the-european-society-of-hypertension-working-group-of-obesity-diabetes-and-the-high-risk-patient-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-obesity-part-b-obesity-induced-cardiovascular-disease-early-prevention
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Vasilios Kotsis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Christina Antza, Gino Seravalle, Antonio Coca, Cristina Sierra, Empar Lurbe, Stella Stabouli, Bojan Jelakovic, Josep Redon, Pau Redon, Peter M Nilsson, Jens Jordan, Dragan Micic, Nicholas Finer, Deborah R Leitner, Hermann Toplak, Lale Tokgozoglu, Vasilios Athyros, Moses Elisaf, Theodosios D Filippatos, Guido Grassi
: Obesity predisposes for atrial fibrillation, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, renal disease and ischemic stroke, which are the main causes of cardiovascular hospitalization and mortality. As obesity and the cardiovascular effects on the vessels and the heart start early in life, even from childhood, it is important for health policies to prevent obesity very early before the disease manifestation emerge. Key roles in the prevention are strategies to increase physical exercise, reduce body weight and to prevent or treat hypertension, lipids disorders and diabetes earlier and efficiently to prevent cardiovascular complications...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622509/impact-of-bmi-on-clinical-outcomes-of-noac-therapy-in-daily-care-results-of-the-prospective-dresden-noac-registry-nct01588119
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L Tittl, S Endig, S Marten, A Reitter, I Beyer-Westendorf, J Beyer-Westendorf
Direct acting non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) are characterized by a fixed dosing regimen. Despite the potential for relative underdosing due to large distribution volumes, dose adjustments for patients with high body mass index (BMI) are not recommended. Since efficacy and safety data in obese patients are scarce, we evaluated the impact of BMI on clinical outcomes in daily care patients treated with NOAC for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism. Using prospectively collected data from a non-interventional registry, cardiovascular (CV), major bleeding events (MB) and all-cause mortality were evaluated according to BMI classes...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622460/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-obstructive-and-central-dominant-sleep-apnea-in-candidates-of-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-japan
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Takashi Kohno, Takehiro Kimura, Koichi Fukunaga, Wakako Yamasawa, Taishi Fujisawa, Ryoma Fukuoka, Kazuaki Nakajima, Shin Kashimura, Akira Kunitomi, Yoshinori Katsumata, Takahiko Nishiyama, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to study the prevalence and types of sleep apnea (SA) as well as their clinical characteristics in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation candidates in Japan. METHODS: Before catheter ablation, 197 consecutive AF patients (age: 60 ± 9 years, body mass index; 25.0 ± 3.0) were evaluated with portable polygraphy. We compared the clinical characteristics, according to the severity of SA as well as its types, as defined by the presence of obstruction and the mixed vs...
June 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584721/multimorbidity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-from-11-asian-regions-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-asian-hf-registry
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Jasper Tromp, Wan Ting Tay, Wouter Ouwerkerk, Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng, Jonathan Yap, Michael R MacDonald, Kirsten Leineweber, John J V McMurray, Michael R Zile, Inder S Anand, Carolyn S P Lam
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in patients with heart failure (HF) and complicate treatment and outcomes. We identified patterns of multimorbidity in Asian patients with HF and their association with patients' quality of life (QoL) and health outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used data on 6,480 patients with chronic HF (1,204 with preserved ejection fraction) enrolled between 1 October 2012 and 6 October 2016 in the Asian Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure (ASIAN-HF) registry...
March 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576598/clinical-characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-japanese-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-report-from-the-japanese-heart-failure-syndrome-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-jasper-registry
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Toshiyuki Nagai, Tsutomu Yoshikawa, Yoshihiko Saito, Yasuchika Takeishi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Hisao Ogawa, Toshihisa Anzai
BACKGROUND: Despite the specific characteristics of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) having been demonstrated predominantly from registries in Western countries, important international differences exist in terms of patient characteristics, management and medical infrastructure between Western and Asian countries.Methods and Results:We performed nationwide registration of consecutive Japanese hospitalized HFpEF patients with left ventricular EF ≥50% from 15 sites between November 2012 and March 2015...
March 23, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559690/estimated-glomerular-filtration-ratio-is-a-better-index-than-creatinine-clearance-cockcroft-gault-for-predicting-the-prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-general-japanese-population
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Yutaka Yonezawa, Shigeo Horinaka, Chiaki Shirakawa, Yoshio Kogure
Direct oral anti-coagulants (DOACs) have been used in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), and renal function evaluation using the CCr (Cockcroft-Gault) is recommended as a criterion for the reduction of DOAC. In contrast, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is usually used as an index of renal function in daily practice. We determined the age- and gender-specific prevalence rates of AF and whether CCr or eGFR was associated with the prevalence of AF. Data from the periodic health examinations of 108,951 subjects were collected...
March 20, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544940/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-offsets-the-sex-difference-in-cardiovascular-risk-the-campania-salute-network
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Eva Gerdts, Raffaele Izzo, Costantino Mancusi, Maria Angela Losi, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni de Simone
BACKGROUND: In general, women have lower risk for cardiovascular disease. We tested whether this sex-specific protection persists also in the presence of hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: 12,329 women and men with hypertension and free from prevalent cardiovascular disease enrolled in the prospective Campania Salute Network registry were followed over a median of 4.1years. Subjects were grouped according to the absence or the presence of LVH identified by echocardiography using validated sex-specific cut-off values of LV mass index (>47g/m2...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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