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Antonio Pelliccia, Stefano Caselli, Sanjay Sharma, Cristina Basso, Jeroen J Bax, Domenico Corrado, Antonello D'Andrea, Flavio D'Ascenzi, Fernando M Di Paolo, Thor Edvardsen, Sabiha Gati, Maurizio Galderisi, Hein Heidbuchel, Alain Nchimi, Koen Nieman, Michael Papadakis, Cataldo Pisicchio, Christian Schmied, Bogdan A Popescu, Gilbert Habib, Diederick Grobbee, Patrizio Lancellotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029117/the-european-registry-for-patients-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-euromacs-of-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts-second-report
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Theo M M H de By, Paul Mohacsi, Brigitta Gahl, Armin Zittermann, Thomas Krabatsch, Finn Gustafsson, Pascal Leprince, Bart Meyns, Ivan Netuka, Kadir Caliskan, Evaristo Castedo, Francesco Musumeci, André Vincentelli, Roland Hetzer, Jan Gummert
OBJECTIVES: The European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) was founded in Berlin, Germany. EUROMACS is supported fully by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and, since 2014, has functioned as a committee of the EACTS. The purpose of having the EUROMACS as a part of the EACTS is to accumulate clinical data related to long-term mechanical circulatory support for scientific purposes and to publish annual reports. METHODS: Participating hospitals contributed surgical and cardiological pre-, peri- and long-term postoperative data of mechanical circulatory support implants to the registry...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028979/2017-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-collaboration-with-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts
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Anders Jeppsson, Mate Petricevic, Philippe Kolh, Marco Valgimigli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026414/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-very-young-adults-a-clinical-presentation-risk-factors-hospital-outcome-index-and-their-angiographic-characteristics-in-north-india-amiya-study
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Vinay Krishna, Ramesh Thakur, Ashutosh Kumar, Vikas Mishra, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Karandeep Singh, Mohit Sachan, Rupesh Sinha, Mohammad Asif, Nasar Afdaali, Chandra Mohan Varma
BACKGROUND: India is currently in the fourth stage of epidemiological transitions where cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Purpose of the present study was to assess the risk factors, clinical presentation, angiographic profile including severity, and in-hospital outcome of very young adults (aged ≤ 30 years) with first acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Total of 1,116 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) were studied between March 2013 and February 2015 at LPS Institute of Cardiology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India...
March 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025554/cardiac-mr-with-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-acute-myocarditis-with%C3%A2-preserved-systolic-function-itamy-study
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Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Matteo Perfetti, Giovanni Camastra, Lorenzo Monti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Claudio Moro, Alessia Pepe, Giancarlo Todiere, Chiara Lanzillo, Alessandra Scatteia, Mauro Di Roma, Gianluca Pontone, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Andrea Barison, Gianluca Di Bella
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) has not been clarified in acute myocarditis (AM) with preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the role of CMR and LGE in the prognosis of AM with preserved LVEF. METHODS: This study analyzed data from ITAMY (ITalian multicenter study on Acute MYocarditis) and evaluated CMR results from 386 patients (299 male; mean age 35 ± 15 years) with AM and preserved LVEF...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025539/pericardial-effusion-and-compressive-disorders-of-the-heart-influence-of-new-technology-on-unraveling-its-pathophysiology-and-hemodynamics
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REVIEW
Ralph Shabetai, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis and cardiac tamponade cause severe diastolic dysfunction, but do not depress systolic function until the agonal state has been reached. Multimodality cardiovascular imaging has brought the nuances of pericardial disease to the domain of the practicing cardiologist. This introduction is a revised article originally written by the late Dr Shabetai for a pericardial diseases textbook which was not published. He was the editor of previous Pericardial Diseases issue for Cardiology Clinics in the 1980s, it is most appropriate to begin our issue with his insights...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025532/conflict-of-interest-disclosure-in-a-top-tier-portuguese-medical-journal
#7
Nuno Moreira Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Scientific medical publications are considered to be a source of unbiased and independent information. Authors are required to disclose relationships with the pharmaceutical industry for transparency purposes. The aim of this work was to assess conflict of interest disclosure in a Portuguese top-tier medical journal by comparing authors' self-reported conflicts of interest with payments listed in the official database of Portuguese Ministry of Health. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All articles published in the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology from December 2015 to May 2016 were reviewed...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024912/how-important-is-aspirin-adherence-when-evaluating-effectiveness-of-low-dose-aspirin
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REVIEW
Kate Navaratnam, Zarko Alfirevic, Munir Pirmohamed, Ana Alfirevic
Low-dose aspirin (LDA) is advocated for women at high-risk of pre-eclampsia, providing a modest, 10%, reduction in risk. Cardiology meta-analyses demonstrate 18% reduction in serious vascular events with LDA. Non-responsiveness to aspirin (sometimes termed aspirin resistance) and variable clinical effectiveness are often attributed to suboptimal adherence. The aim of this review was to identify the scope of adherence assessments in RCTs evaluating aspirin effectiveness in cardiology and obstetrics and discuss the quality of information provided by current methods...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024504/high-validity-of-cardiomyopathy-diagnoses-in-western-sweden-1989-2009
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Carmen Basic, Annika Rosengren, Sandra Lindström, Maria Schaufelberger
AIM: Hospital discharges with a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy have more than doubled in Sweden since 1987. We validated the cardiomyopathy diagnoses over this time period to investigate that the increase was real and not a result of improved recognition of the diagnosis and better diagnostic methods. METHODS AND RESULTS: Every fifth year from 1989 to 2009, records for all patients with a cardiomyopathy diagnosis were identified by searching the local registers in three hospitals in Västra Götaland, Sweden...
October 11, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024133/plasma-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defect-and-arrhythmia-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Takekazu Miyoshi, Takashi Umekawa, Hiroshi Hosoda, Takashi Asada, Akihiro Fujiwara, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa, Tomoaki Ikeda, Jun Yoshimatsu, Naoto Minamino
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosing fetal heart failure remains challenging because it is difficult to know how well the fetal myocardium will perform as loading conditions change. In adult cardiology, natriuretic peptides (NPs) are established marker of heart failure. However, the number of studies investigating NP levels in fetuses is quite limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of plasma NP levels in the assessment of heart failure in fetuses with congenital heart defect (CHD) and arrhythmia...
October 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023346/influenza-vaccination-rate-and-reasons-for-nonvaccination-in-children-with-cardiac-disease
#11
Gilat Livni, Alina Wainstein, Einat Birk, Gabriel Chodick, Itzhak Levy
BACKGROUND: Influenza is a major cause of respiratory morbidity worldwide. It poses a risk of complications in children with cardiac disease. Influenza vaccine is considered the most effective and safe means of preventing the disease. The aims of this study were to determine the rate of influenza vaccination in children with cardiac disease and to identify the reasons for failure to vaccinate in this patient population. METHODS: The study group included 186 children and their parents who attended the cardiology institute of a tertiary pediatric medical center between September and October 2012...
November 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023259/personal-and-professional-characteristics-of-u-s-dual-boarded-critical-care-cardiologists-in-2015
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Daniel M Blumenthal, Bassem Mikhael, Patrick R Lawler, Robert W Yeh, Joshua P Metlay, David M Dudzinski
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the characteristics of U.S. physicians who are board certified in cardiology and critical care medicine ("dual-boarded cardiologists"). DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study using a comprehensive database of licensed U.S. physicians linked to Medicare claims. SETTING: The United States. SUBJECTS: Dual-boarded cardiologists. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We used a comprehensive physician database to identify all physicians who were board certified in cardiology and critical care medicine before July 2015...
October 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022676/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-clinically-relevant-or-incidental-finding
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Marijana Knežević Praveček, Željka Vuković-Arar, Blaženka Miškić, Irzal Hadžibegović
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine serum concentration of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to assess the prognostic role of serum vitamin D level in ACS patients during 3-year follow up. METHODS: The study included 60 ACS patients hospitalized at cardiology department for ACS between March 2012 and October 2012, and 60 age- and sex-matched control patients without ACS...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020357/the-role-of-cardiologists-in-stroke-prevention-and-treatment-position-paper-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-council-on-stroke
#14
Petr Widimsky, Wolfram Doehner, Hans Christoph Diener, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Alison Halliday, Mikael Mazighi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020344/standardized-definitions-of-structural-deterioration-and-valve-failure-in-assessing-long-term-durability-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-bioprosthetic-valves-a-consensus-statement-from-the-european-association-of-percutaneous-cardiovascular-interventions
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Davide Capodanno, Anna S Petronio, Bernard Prendergast, Helene Eltchaninoff, Alec Vahanian, Thomas Modine, Patrizio Lancellotti, Lars Sondergaard, Peter F Ludman, Corrado Tamburino, Nicolò Piazza, Jane Hancock, Julinda Mehilli, Robert A Byrne, Andreas Baumbach, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Stephan Windecker, Jeroen Bax, Michael Haude
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020259/report-of-an-esc-eapci-task-force-on-the-evaluation-and-use-of-bioresorbable-scaffolds-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-executive-summary
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Robert A Byrne, Giulio G Stefanini, Davide Capodanno, Yoshinobu Onuma, Andreas Baumbach, Javier Escaned, Michael Haude, Stefan James, Michael Joner, Peter Jüni, Adnan Kastrati, Semih Oktay, William Wijns, Patrick W Serruys, Stephan Windecker
A previous Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) provided a report on recommendations for the non-clinical and clinical evaluation of coronary stents. Following dialogue with the European Commission, the Task Force was asked to prepare an additional report on the class of devices known as bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS). Five BRS have CE-mark approval for use in Europe. Only one device-the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold-has published randomized clinical trial data and this data show inferior outcomes to conventional drug-eluting stents (DES) at 2-3 years...
August 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018938/heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-current-management-and-future-strategies-expert-opinion-on-the-behalf-of-the-nucleus-of-the-heart-failure-working-group-of-the-german-society-of-cardiology-dkg
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REVIEW
Carsten Tschöpe, Christoph Birner, Michael Böhm, Oliver Bruder, Stefan Frantz, Andreas Luchner, Lars Maier, Stefan Störk, Behrouz Kherad, Ulrich Laufs
About 50% of all patients suffering from heart failure (HF) exhibit a reduced ejection fraction (EF ≤ 40%), termed HFrEF. The others may be classified into HF with midrange EF (HFmrEF 40-50%) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF, EF ≥ 50%). Presentation and pathophysiology of HFpEF is heterogeneous and its management remains a challenge since evidence of therapeutic benefits on outcome is scarce. Up to now, there are no therapies improving survival in patients with HFpEF. Thus, the treatment targets symptom relief, quality of life and reduction of cardiac decompensations by controlling fluid retention and managing risk factors and comorbidities...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018517/key-lessons-from-the-electra-registry-in-the-modern-era-of-transvenous-lead-extraction
#18
Angelo Auricchio, François Regoli, Giulio Conte, Maria Luce Caputo
The implantation rate of cardiac electronic devices has grown over the past decades. The number of treated patients has increased in parallel with the complexity of the patient population treated, being older, frailer, having more complex devices (in particular, cardiac resynchronisation therapy) and presenting with a greater comorbidity burden. As a consequence, there is a rising number of related implanted system complications, including malfunction and infection. Thus, the demand for transvenous lead extraction (TLE) has also substantially increased...
August 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017631/infants-born-with-critical-chd-in-arizona-and-capacities-of-birth-centres-for-screening-and-management
#19
Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016960/validation-of-the-hcm-risk-scd-model-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-following-alcohol-septal-ablation
#20
Max Liebregts, Lothar Faber, Morten K Jensen, Pieter A Vriesendorp, Peter R Hansen, Hubert Seggewiss, Dieter Horstkotte, Radka Adlova, Michelle Michels, Henning Bundgaard, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Josef Veselka
Aims: The HCM Risk-SCD model for prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy recommended by the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines has not been validated after septal reduction therapy. The aim of this study was to validate the HCM Risk-SCD model in patients undergoing alcohol septal ablation (ASA) and to compare its performance to previous models. Methods and result: A total of 844 ASA patients without prior SCD event were included...
September 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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