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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922995/integrating-preventive-cardiovascular-healthcare-into-home-health-a-pilot-study
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Janet R Lynch, Cynthia K Sun, Stacie Deslich
The viability of measuring and integrating preventive cardiovascular care into home healthcare was investigated through a pilot study fielded during 2013 and 2014. The study tested the feasibility of using a data registry to measure preventive cardiovascular care delivered in home healthcare, examined opportunities for quality improvement, and looked at the association between exposure to evidence-based tools and improvement in aspirin use and blood pressure screening and control among a convenience sample of 20 agencies...
January 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920591/left-atrial-myxomectomy-with-intraoperative-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-complicated-postoperative-course-case-report
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Nareg Minaskeian, Patrick P Hu
Primary cardiac tumors are a rare occurrence with myxomas accounting for about half of the benign tumors. Once diagnosed, surgical resection is the standard of care. Our case describes a female in her 50s who underwent a myxoma resection under cardiopulmonary bypass via biatrial approach. Intraoperatively, the thin septal crux between the wall of the aorta and mitral valve was damaged during resection, requiring stem cell tissue matrix for repair. The patient also developed severe mitral regurgitation suggesting infarct to the left coronary system during resection, subsequently receiving a mechanical mitral valve and a saphenous vein bypass graft...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919935/secondary-prevention-lifestyle-interventions-initiated-within-90-days-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rehabilitation-programmes
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Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Christopher Cardwell, Mark A Tully, Michael Donnelly, Margaret E Cupples
BACKGROUND: Strokes are often preceded by a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or 'minor' stroke. The immediate period after a TIA/minor stroke is a crucial time to initiate secondary prevention. However, the optimal approach to prevention, including non-pharmacological measures, after TIA is not clear. AIM: To systematically review evidence about the effectiveness of delivering secondary prevention, with lifestyle interventions, in comprehensive rehabilitation programmes, initiated within 90 days of a TIA/minor stroke...
December 5, 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913059/cha2ds2-vasc-scores-and-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-who-are-receiving-rivaroxaban
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W Frank Peacock, Sally Tamayo, Manesh Patel, Nicholas Sicignano, Kathleen P Hopf, Zhong Yuan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Assessing stroke risk associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation depends on the evaluation of patient characteristics and clinical features. Clinicians must determine that the net clinical benefit from anticoagulation therapy outweighs its risk, namely, bleeding. Risk assessment for stroke is commonly performed by calculating a CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure/left ventricular dysfunction, hypertension, ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke or transient ischemic attack or thromboembolism, vascular disease, aged 65 to 74 years, sex female) score...
November 29, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911703/understanding-and-preventing-mitochondrial-oxidative-damage
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REVIEW
Michael P Murphy
Mitochondrial oxidative damage has long been known to contribute to damage in conditions such as ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in heart attack. Over the past years, we have developed a series of mitochondria-targeted compounds designed to ameliorate or determine how this damage occurs. I will outline some of this work, from MitoQ to the mitochondria-targeted S-nitrosating agent, called MitoSNO, that we showed was effective in preventing reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in IR injury with therapeutic implications...
October 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909203/lipid-changes-around-the-final-menstrual-period-predict-carotid-subclinical-disease-in-postmenopausal-women
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Karen A Matthews, Samar R El Khoudary, Maria M Brooks, Carol A Derby, Siobán D Harlow, Emma J M Barinas-Mitchell, Rebecca C Thurston
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Atherogenic changes in lipids occur among women around the time of the natural menopause, that is, within 1 year of the final menstrual period (FMP). We investigated whether lipid changes around the FMP are related to carotid intima-media thickness, interadventitial diameter, and plaque in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A total of 863 natural postmenopausal women with no history of heart attack or stroke underwent carotid ultrasound scans at follow-up year 12 or 13 of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation...
December 1, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908909/dtb-select-12-december-2016
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December 1, 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900942/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cancer-mortality-a-report-from-the-allhat
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Dhruti P Chen, Barry R Davis, Lara M Simpson, William C Cushman, Jeffrey A Cutler, Mirela Dobre, Charles E Ford, Gail T Louis, Paul Muntner, Suzanne Oparil, Linda B Piller, Sara L Pressel, Mark J Sarnak, Paul K Whelton, Jackson T Wright, Mahboob Rahman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cancer are both common in older patients; whether CKD increases risk for cancer is unclear. This study evaluated CKD as a risk factor for cancer mortality in a large cohort of hypertensive patients. STUDY DESIGN: We did post-hoc analyses of in-trial and post-trial data from participants in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were ≥ 55 years old with hypertension and one other additional risk factor for coronary heart disease...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899178/choice-of-a-hemodynamic-model-for-occlusive-thrombosis-in-arteries
#9
David N Ku, Lauren D C Casa, Susan M Hastings
Intravascular thrombosis can lead to heart attacks and strokes that together are the leading causes of death in the US (Kochanek, K.D., Murphy, S.L., Xu, J.Q., 2014). The ability to identify the offending biofluid mechanical conditions and predict the timescale of thrombotic occlusion in vessels and devices may improve patient outcomes. A computational model was developed to describe the growth of thrombus based on the local hemodynamic shear rate. The model predicts thrombus deposition based on initial geometric and fluid mechanical conditions, which are updated throughout the simulation to reflect the changing lumen dimensions...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894401/association-between-the-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-4-mutations-and-the-susceptibility-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-contribution-markers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
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M Tanhapour, A Vaisi-Raygani, F Bahrehmand, M Khazaei, A Kiani, Z Rahimi, H Nomani, H Tavilani, T Pourmotabbed
: The cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) also known as CD152 (cluster of differentiation 152) is a crucial negative regulator of the immune system. This protein receptor provides negative signals in order to suppress T-cell activation and immune attack against self-antigens, although its role is unclear.  The ability of CTLA-4 to limit T cell-mediated immune response has made it a major target in treatment of tumors and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893051/study-of-cholesterol-repletion-effect-on-nanomechanical-properties-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cell-via-rapid-broadband-atomic-force-microscopy
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Bo Yan, Juan Ren, Yue Liu, Huarong Huang, Xi Zheng, Qingze Zou
Abnormalities of blood cholesterol concentration are associated with increased risks for vascular disease, especially heart attacks and strokes. As one of the main lipid components of plasma membrane in mammalian cells, cholesterol has a major impact on the mechanical properties of endothelial cells. Although the effect of cholesterol depletion on cell mechanical properties has been studied, no results yet have been reported on quantitative investigation of cholesterol repletion effect. In this study, cholesterol repletion effect on nanomechanical properties of human umbilical vein endothelial cell (EA...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893045/association-of-3-different-antihypertensive-medications-with-hip-and-pelvic-fracture-risk-in-older-adults-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rachel Puttnam, Barry R Davis, Sara L Pressel, Paul K Whelton, William C Cushman, Gail T Louis, Karen L Margolis, Suzanne Oparil, Jeffrey Williamson, Alokananda Ghosh, Paula T Einhorn, Joshua I Barzilay
Importance: On the basis of observational studies, the use of thiazide diuretics for the treatment of hypertension is associated with reduced fracture risk compared with nonuse. Data from randomized clinical trials are lacking. Objective: To examine whether the use of thiazide diuretics for the treatment of hypertension is associated with reduced fracture risk compared with nonuse. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using Veterans Affairs and Medicare claims data, this study examined hip and pelvic fracture hospitalizations in Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial participants randomized to first-step therapy with a thiazide-type diuretic (chlorthalidone), a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine besylate), or an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (lisinopril)...
November 21, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-treated%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-dabigatran%C3%A2-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882750/-heart-attack-in-pregnancy
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T Výtisková, D Suchá, Z Fučíková
OBJECTIVE: To describe hear-attack on crystal meth addicted pregnant woman. DESIGN: Case report. CONCLUSION: Acute heart-attack during pregnancy means unexpected obstetric complication. The consequences could be fatal for the mother and the fetus. Although good delivery management and treatment could reduce morbidity and mortality to a minimum.
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882375/risk-factors-for-intracranial-haemorrhage-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-treated-with-thrombolytic-therapy-development-of-the-pe-ch-score
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Saurav Chatterjee, Ido Weinberg, Robert W Yeh, Anasua Chakraborty, Partha Sardar, Mitchell D Weinberg, Christopher Kabrhel, Geoffrey D Barnes, Debabrata Mukherjee, Dharam Kumbhani, Riyaz Bashir, Anjali Vaidya, Akaya Smith, Barry Fuchs, Peter Groeneveld, Jay Giri
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide, and the use of thrombolytic therapy has been associated with favourable clinical outcomes in certain patient subsets. These potential benefits are counterbalanced by the risk of bleeding complications, the most devastating of which is intracranial haemorrhage (ICH). We retrospectively evaluated 9703 patients from the 2003-2012 nationwide in-patient sample database (NIS) who received thrombolytics for PE. All patients with ICH during the PE hospitalisation were identified and a clinical risk score model was developed utilizing demographics and comorbidities...
November 24, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881568/incident-type-2-myocardial-infarction-in-a-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-coronary-or-peripheral-arterial-angiography
#16
Hanna K Gaggin, Yuyin Liu, Asya Lyass, Roland R van Kimmenade, Shweta R Motiwala, Noreen Kelly, Aditi Mallick, Parul U Gandhi, Nasrien E Ibrahim, Mandy Simon, Anju Bhardwaj, Arianna Belcher, Jamie E Harisiades, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, James L Januzzi
BACKGROUND: -Despite growing recognition of Type 2 myocardial infarction (T2MI; related to supply-demand mismatch), little is known about its risk factors or its association with outcome. METHODS: -A single center cohort of patients undergoing coronary or peripheral angiography with or without intervention was prospectively enrolled and followed for incident type 1 and T2MI, as well as major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE, a composite of all-cause death, non-fatal MI, heart failure, stroke, transient ischemic attack, peripheral arterial complication and cardiac arrhythmia)...
November 21, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880632/burden-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-in-delaware-2011-2014
#17
Sangeeta Gupta
The objective of this study was to use data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to examine the prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) by select sociodemographic groups and determine the prevalence of most common MCC dyads and triads among Delaware adults. Combined data for 2011 through 2014 from BRFSS (n = 18,052) were analyzed to determine prevalence of MCC. Delaware adults were categorized as having 0, 1, 2, or 3 or more of the following diagnosed chronic conditions: angina, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, myocardial infarction (heart attack), obesity, or stroke...
November 23, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880009/antianginal-efficacy-of-ivabradine-metoprolol-combination-in-patients-with-stable-angina
#18
John Zarifis, Manolis Kallistratos, Apostolos Katsivas
Medical treatment is the main clinical strategy for controlling patients with chronic stable angina and improving their quality of life (QoL). Ivabradine treatment on top of metoprolol decreases angina symptoms and improves QoL in patients with stable angina and coronary artery disease (CAD). This is a post hoc analysis (636 CAD patients given ivabradine/metoprolol free combination) of a prospective, noninterventional study that included 2403 patients with CAD and stable angina. Data were recorded at baseline at 1 and 4 months after inclusion...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875736/emerging-roles-and-mechanisms-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Yao Liu, Lei Zheng, Qian Wang, Yan-Wei Hu
Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease. Atherosclerosis is predicted to be the primary cause of death in the world by 2020. Increasing evidence suggests that long non-protein-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important for the regulation of tissue homeostasis and pathophysiological conditions. Although knowledge about lncRNAs in atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases is sparse, lncRNAs are clinically interesting because of their diagnostic and therapeutic value...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867700/mental-stress-assessment-using-simultaneous-measurement-of-eeg-and-fnirs
#20
Fares Al-Shargie, Masashi Kiguchi, Nasreen Badruddin, Sarat C Dass, Ahmad Fadzil Mohammad Hani, Tong Boon Tang
Previous studies reported mental stress as one of the major contributing factors leading to various diseases such as heart attack, depression and stroke. An accurate stress assessment method may thus be of importance to clinical intervention and disease prevention. We propose a joint independent component analysis (jICA) based approach to fuse simultaneous measurement of electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) as a means of stress assessment...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
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