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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803689/sun-exposure-influences-the-prognostic-power-of-components-of-mineral-metabolism-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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A Aceña, J A Franco-Peláez, C Gutierrez-Landaluce, A M Pello, C Cristóbal, N Tarín, A Huelmos, R Carda, M L Martín-Mariscal, J Alonso, E González-Parra, M L González-Casaus, Ó Lorenzo, L López Bescos, J Egido, J Tuñón
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Calcidiol (vitamin D metabolite) plasma levels vary with sun exposure (SE). However, it is not known if SE influences its prognostic ability. We have studied the effect of SE on plasma levels of the components of mineral metabolism (calcidiol, fibroblast growth factor-23 [FGF-23], parathormone [PTH], and phosphate [P]) and on their prognostic value in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied prospectively 704 patients with stable CAD...
June 15, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799503/understanding-the-role-and-mechanism-of-carbonic-anhydrase-v-in-obesity-and-its-therapeutic-implications
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Aarfa Queen, Parvez Khan, Amir Azam, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Obesity is a metabolic syndrome leading to several health problems such as hypertension, heart attack, type II diabetes, and even cancer. Carbonic anhydrase VA (CAVA) is a mitochondrial enzyme which is directly associated with the glucose homeostasis and considered as a promising target for obesity and other associated diseases in humans. So far, numerous inhibitors have been designed to inhibit the catalytic activity of CAVA with an assumption for its possible therapeutic uses against type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases...
August 10, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796598/prevalence-correlates-and-time-trends-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-among-israeli-adults-estimates-from-the-israeli-national-health-interview-survey-2014-2015
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Samah Hayek, Anneke Ifrah, Teena Enav, Tamy Shohat
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases constitute a major public health challenge. The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) has increased. The objective of our study was to describe the prevalence, correlates, and time trends of MCC in the Israeli population and among the nation's 2 main population groups (Jewish and Arab). METHODS: To describe the prevalence of correlates of MCC, we used data from the 2014-2015 Israeli National Health Interview Survey-III (INHIS-III)...
August 10, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762929/-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-beating-heart-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-type-two-diabetes
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S Y Borodashkina, K V Protasov, V A Podkamennyi
AIM: to determine risk factors of early cardiovascular complications after beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with ischemic coronary disease (IHD) and type two diabetes (D2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included into this study 188 patients (mean age 59 years, 85.1% men) with IHD and D2 who underwent off-pump CABG. The following cardiovascular complications (CVC) registered within 7 days after surgery were analyzed: myocardial infarction (MI), stroke/transient ischemic attack (S/TIA), atrial fibrillation (AF)...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762914/-adaptation-to-intermittent-hypoxia-hyperoxia-in-the-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-exercise-tolerance-and-quality-of-life
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A L Syrkin, O S Glazachev, F Y Kopylov, E N Dudnik, E E Zagaynaya, D S Tuter
AIM: to assess effect of interval hypoxic-hyperoxic training (IT) on exercise tolerance and quality of life of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) receiving optimal medical therapy, as well as the safety of IHHT use. METHODS: Patients with stable IHD with functional class II and III angina (n=46) were randomized into two groups: IHHT (n=27, 15 treatments in 3 weeks), and IHHT imitation (n=19). Cardiopulmonary stress test was performed to evaluate the following parameters of exercise tolerance: peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak, VO2peak/kg), % of predicted peak oxygen consumption (%VO2 peak) and anaerobic threshold (VO2AT)...
May 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761695/misinterpretation-of-the-borg-s-rating-of-perceived-exertion-scale-by-patients-with-panic-disorder-during-ergospirometry-challenge
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Ricardo William Muotri, Marcio Antonini Bernik, Francisco Lotufo Neto
INTRODUCTION: The most widely used instrument to measure perceived exertion or exercise intensity is the Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale. Panic attacks are aversive experiences that may be triggered by bodily sensations such as palpitations, breathlessness or dizziness due to increasing autonomic distress, prior sensitisation to panic and fear conditioning. The consequence is catastrophic interpretation of bodily sensations of arousal in general, which can lead to misinterpretation of exertion or exercise intensity...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759944/impact-of-health-utility-after-thrombotic-complications-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Bikram Karmakar
BACKGROUND: Medical complications and preexisting conditions frequently place the surgeon in the unenviable position of choosing between the serious and potentially life-threatening effects of thrombosis, or the issue of bleeding and surgical site complications. The aim of this research was to determine if health utility could be a consideration before choosing to therapeutically anticoagulate in the hip and knee arthroplasty patient. METHODS: The quantitative risks and effectiveness of treatment options for venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndromes, ischaemic stroke and mechanical heart valves were evaluated from previously published data...
July 31, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755568/what-patients-think-about-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-in-buenos-aires-argentina-a-qualitative-approach
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Mercedes Sarudiansky, Alejandra Inés Lanzillotti, María Marta Areco Pico, Cristina Tenreyro, Laura Scévola, Silvia Kochen, Luciana D'Alessio, Guido Pablo Korman
PURPOSE: To analyse the methods of reasoning with regard to patients' experiences of living with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. METHOD: A qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews was used to gain an in-depth and contextual understanding of the perspectives of five patients with PNES. Data collection and analysis were followed by an inductive and interpretive approach informed by the principles of thematic analysis...
July 20, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754427/abnormally-high-ankle-brachial-index-is-associated-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-the-regicor-study
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A Velescu, A Clara, R Martí, R Ramos, S Perez-Fernandez, L Marcos, M Grau, I R Degano, J Marrugat, R Elosua
INTRODUCTION: The clinical significance of a high ankle brachial index (ABI) and its relationship to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality is controversial. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between abnormally high ABI ≥ 1.4 and coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and all-cause mortality in a Mediterranean population without CVD. METHODS: A prospective population based cohort study of 6352 subjects was followed up for a median 6...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752275/the-impact-of-antihypertensive-medications-on-bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk
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Joshua I Barzilay, Barry R Davis, Sara L Pressel, Alokananda Ghosh, Rachel Puttnam, Karen L Margolis, Paul K Whelton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the impact of thiazide diuretics on fracture risk in older hypertensive individuals. RECENT FINDINGS: We performed a post hoc evaluation of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial, a randomized, prospective, double blind hypertension study comparing a thiazide-like diuretic, a calcium channel blocker (CCB), and an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi). We examined the risk of hip and pelvic fractures during the in-trial period (n = 22,180 participants; mean 4...
September 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750695/cost-effectiveness-of-long-term%C3%A2-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-pegasus-timi-54-trial
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Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Kaijun Wang, Katherine Vilain, Ali Shafiq, Marc P Bonaca, Deepak L Bhatt, Marc Cohen, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Eugene Braunwald, Marc S Sabatine, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND: In patients with a myocardial infarction (MI) 1 to 3 years earlier, treatment with ticagrelor + low-dose aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, MI, or stroke compared with low-dose aspirin alone, but at an increased risk of major bleeding. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor + low-dose ASA in patients with prior MI within the prior 3 years. METHODS: The authors performed a prospective economic substudy alongside the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 54) trial, which randomized 21,162 patients to ASA alone, ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA, or ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750609/hemodialysis-patients-preferences-for-the-management-of-anemia
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Brett Hauber, John Caloyeras, Joshua Posner, Deborah Brommage, Spiros Tzivelekis, Allan Pollock
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is expected to result in a more patient-centered approach to care that aligns with patients' values, preferences, and goals for treatment. Nevertheless, no previous studies of which we are aware have evaluated patients' benefit-risk preferences for the management of anemia associated with ESRD. The primary objective of this study was to quantify the tradeoffs patients are willing to make between cardiovascular risks associated with some anemia medicines and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions...
July 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750365/a-novel-evaluation-for-predicting-aortic-complicated-lesions-using-calcification-on-chest-x-ray
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Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Tomotaka Tanaka, Sohei Yoshimura, Masatoshi Koga, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND: The aorta is a significant source of cerebral thromboembolisms. Aortic complicated lesions (ACLs) are key findings on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for assessing aortic sources of emboli to the brain. TEE is sometimes avoided due to its invasiveness. However, few reports have examined alternative methods for predicting ACLs. We investigated relationships between aortic arch calcification (AAC) on chest X-ray and ACLs. METHODS: Participants comprised 300 patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack who underwent TEE for the evaluation of the aortic arch and heart...
July 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749981/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-herpes-zoster-and-the-risk-of-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events
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Nathaniel Erskine, Hoang Tran, Leonard Levin, Christine Ulbricht, Joyce Fingeroth, Catarina Kiefe, Robert J Goldberg, Sonal Singh
BACKGROUND: Patients who develop herpes zoster or herpes zoster ophthalmicus may be at risk for cerebrovascular and cardiac complications. We systematically reviewed the published literature to determine the association between herpes zoster and its subtypes with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events. METHODS/RESULTS: Systematic searches of PubMed (MEDLINE), SCOPUS (Embase) and Google Scholar were performed in December 2016. Eligible studies were cohort, case-control, and self-controlled case-series examining the association between herpes zoster or subtypes of herpes zoster with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events including stroke, transient ischemic attack, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740633/papillary-fibroelastoma-arising-from-the-coumadin-ridge
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Mahim Malik, Konstantin Shilo, Ahmet Kilic
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas (CPF) are rare cardiac tumors, mostly found on the valvular surfaces in the heart. These tumors are frond like in nature and are benign, intracardiac masses, rarely causing any hemodynamic disturbances. However, excision of these masses is indicated due to their propensity to embolize. We present a case report of the tumor found on the coumadin ridge, causing transient ischemic attacks in a patient. We performed complete excision of the tumor via median sternotomy on cardiopulmonary bypass support with cardiac arrest...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737070/%C3%AE-blockers-on-discharge-from-acute-atrial-fibrillation-are-associated-with-decreased-mortality-and-lower-cerebrovascular-accidents-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Charbel Abi Khalil, Mohammad Zubaid, Nidal Asaad, Wafa A Rashed, Adel Khalifa Hamad, Rajvir Singh, Jassim Al Suwaidi
The benefits of β-blockers in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are controversial. The Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events was a prospective, multinational, observational registry of consecutive patients with AF recruited from the emergency department (ED). We studied the incidence of 6- and 12-month mortality, hospitalization for HF or AF, and stroke/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in patients with HFrEF, in relation to β-blockers on discharge from the ED or the subsequent hospital stay...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731930/early-life-exposure-to-chinese-famine-modifies-the-association-between-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Zumin Shi, Stephen J Nicholls, Anne W Taylor, Dianna J Magliano, Sarah Appleton, Paul Zimmet
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that famine exposure during early life may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, and diabetes during adulthood. We aimed to assess whether exposure to the Chinese famine (1959-1961) modifies the association between hypertension and CVD. METHODS: We investigated data of 5772 adults born between 1954 and 1964 from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. CVD was based on self-reported doctor's diagnosis of heart problems (heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems) and stroke...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
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Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720631/accrued-cost-savings-of-a-free-clinic-using-quality-adjusted-life-years-saved-and-return-on-investment
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Jim Sanders, Marcus Lacey, Clare E Guse
INTRODUCTION: Savings garnered through the provision of preventive services is a form of profit for health systems. Free clinics have been using this logic to demonstrate their cost-savings. The Community-Based Chronic Disease Management (CCDM) clinic treats hypertension using nurse-led teams, clinical protocols, and community-based settings. METHODS: We calculated CCDM's cost-effectiveness from 2007 to 2013 using 2 metrics: Quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) saved and return on investment (ROI)...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717801/mimicking-arterial-thrombosis-in-a-3d-printed-microfluidic-in-vitro-vascular-model-based-on-computed-tomography-angiography-data
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Pedro F Costa, Hugo J Albers, John E A Linssen, Heleen H T Middelkamp, Linda van der Hout, Robert Passier, Albert van den Berg, Jos Malda, Andries D van der Meer
Arterial thrombosis is the main instigating factor of heart attacks and strokes, which result in over 14 million deaths worldwide every year. The mechanism of thrombosis involves factors from the blood and the vessel wall, and it also relies strongly on 3D vessel geometry and local blood flow patterns. Microfluidic chip-based vascular models allow controlled in vitro studies of the interaction between vessel wall and blood in thrombosis, but until now, they could not fully recapitulate the 3D geometry and blood flow patterns of real-life healthy or diseased arteries...
August 8, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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