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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724635/mandatory-criteria-for-cardiac-rehabilitation-programs-2018-guidelines-from-the-portuguese-society-of-cardiology
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Ana Abreu, Miguel Mendes, Hélder Dores, Conceição Silveira, Paulo Fontes, Madalena Teixeira, Helena Santa Clara, João Morais
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a multidisciplinary process for patients recovering after an acute cardiac event or with chronic cardiovascular disease that reduces mortality and morbidity and improves quality of life. It is considered a cost-effective intervention and is expressly indicated in the guidelines of the major medical societies. In Portugal, only 8% of patients discharged from hospital after myocardial infarction are included in CR programs. In Europe overall, the percentage admitted to CR programs is 30%, while in the USA it is 20-30%...
April 30, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686787/pattern-duration-of-stay-and-outcomes-of-medical-admissions-a-report-from-teaching-community-hospital-in-assir-region-saudi-arabia
#2
Mushabab A Al-Ghamdi, Aref A Bin Abdulhak
Background : Population-based studies are the gold standard to understand the burden of different diseases, plan health care policy and resource allocation, and provide an accurate estimate of disease several disease indices including mortality. However, population-based studies are difficult to undertake in a resource-limited situation where no robust data bases and disease registries are available. Therefore, hospital-based cohorts may be used to inform about the community health. Objectives: We sought to study the pattern of disease causing admission, hospital stay, and outcomes of medical admissions to King Abdullah Hospital in Bisha in order to inform clinicians, public health professionals, and policymakers about the current status of diseases within the community in Bisha...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685846/standardization-of-laboratory-lipid-profile-assessment-a-call-for-action-with-a-special-focus-on-the-2016-esc-eas-dyslipidemia-guidelines-executive-summary-a-consensus-endorsed-by-the-cardiovascular-risk-and-prevention-group-of-the-portuguese-internal-medicine
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Pedro Marques da Silva, João Sequeira Duarte, Pedro von Hafe, Victor Gil, Jorge Nunes de Oliveira, Germano de Sousa
Even with improvements in lifestyle interventions, better control of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, and improvements in CV outcomes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Portugal and Europe. Atherogenic dyslipidemias, particularly hypercholesterolemia, have a crucial causal role in the development of atherosclerotic CVD. The clinical approach to a patient with dyslipidemia requires an accurate diagnosis, based on harmonized and standardized lipid and lipoprotein laboratory assessments...
April 20, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650310/electronic-health-record-with-computerized-decision-support-tools-for-the-purposes-of-a-pediatric-cardiovascular-heart-disease-screening-program-in-crete
#4
Ilias Chatzakis, Kostas Vassilakis, Christos Lionis, Ioannis Germanakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early detection of cardiovascular (CV) disease or associated risk factors during childhood is of paramount importance, allowing for early treatment or lifestyle modifications, respectively. The objective of this study was to describe the development of an electronic health record (EHR), with integrated computerized decision support system (CDSS), specifically designed for supporting the needs of a pilot pediatric CV disease screening program applied on primary school students of a Mediterranean island...
June 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622982/cardiovascular-disease-and-abo-blood-groups-in-africans-are-blood-group-a-individuals-at-higher-risk-of-ischemic-disease-a-pilot-study
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Djibril Marie Ba, Mamadou Saidou Sow, Aminata Diack, Khadidiatou Dia, Mouhamed Cherif Mboup, Pape Diadie Fall, Moussa Daouda Fall
Background: Since the discovery of the ABO blood group system by Karl Landsteiner in 1901, several reports have suggested an important involvement of the ABO blood group system in the susceptibility to thrombosis. Assessing that non-O blood groups in particular A blood group confer a higher risk of venous and arterial thrombosis than group O.Epidemiologic data are typically not available for all racial and ethnics groups.The purpose of this pilot study was to identify a link between ABO blood group and ischemic disease (ID) in Africans, and to analyze whether A blood group individuals were at higher risk of ischemic disease or not...
December 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601424/an-acuity-tool-for-heart-failure-case-management-quantifying-workload-service-utilization-and-disease-severity
#6
Matthew D Kilgore
PURPOSE: The cardiology service line director at a health maintenance organization (HMO) in Washington State required a valid, reliable, and practical means for measuring workloads and other productivity factors for six heart failure (HF) registered nurse case managers located across three geographical regions. The Kilgore Heart Failure Case Management (KHFCM) Acuity Tool was systematically designed, developed, and validated to measure workload as a dependent function of the number of heart failure case management (HFCM) services rendered and the duration of times spent on various care duties...
May 2018: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566805/inclusion-of-functional-status-measures-in-the-risk-adjustment-of-30-day-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-report-from-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-tvt-registry
#7
Suzanne V Arnold, Sean M O'Brien, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, David J Cohen, Amanda Stebbins, J Matthew Brennan, David M Shahian, Fred L Grover, David R Holmes, Vinod H Thourani, Eric D Peterson, Fred H Edwards
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a risk adjustment model for 30-day mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) that accounted for both standard clinical factors and pre-procedural health status and frailty. BACKGROUND: Assessment of risk for TAVR is important both for patient selection and provider comparisons. Prior efforts for risk adjustment have focused on in-hospital mortality, which is easily obtainable but can be biased because of early discharge of ill patients...
March 26, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564352/management-of-sequelae-of-kawasaki-disease-in-adults
#8
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John B Gordon, Jane C Burns
Background: A growing population of young adults is presenting to cardiologists with late manifestations of Kawasaki disease (KD) that include cardiomyopathy, ischemia, and infarction. The management of these conditions differs in important ways from atherosclerotic heart disease, and yet there is little awareness in the adult cardiology community regarding the special challenges posed by the cardiovascular sequelae of KD. Methods: Observations were made on a population of 140 adult KD patients enrolled in the San Diego Adult KD Collaborative Study...
October 31, 2017: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525779/non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-among-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-conservative-management
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Subir Bhatia, Shilpkumar Arora, Sravya M Bhatia, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Yogesh N V Reddy, Parshva Patel, Charanjit S Rihal, Bernard J Gersh, Abhishek Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. CKD complicates referral for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients because of the risk for acute kidney injury and the need for dialysis, with American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines underscoring the limited data on these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the National Inpatient Sample to analyze hospitalizations in the United States from 2004 to 2014, we sought to assess PCI utilization and in-hospital outcomes in NSTEMI admissions with CKD...
March 10, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515654/aspirin-120-years-of-innovation-a-report-from-the-2017-scientific-conference-of-the-international-aspirin-foundation-14-september-2017-charit%C3%A3-berlin
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Jaqui Walker, Pippa Hutchison, Junbo Ge, Dong Zhao, Yongjun Wang, Peter M Rothwell, J Michael Gaziano, Andrew Chan, John Burn, John Chia, Ruth Langley, Valerie O'Donnell, Bianca Rocca, Chris Hawkey
Acetylsalicylic acid was first synthesised by Dr FeIix Hoffman on 10th August 1897 and Aspirin was born. It quickly became the best-known pain killer in the world and in the 120 years since this event, aspirin has continued to attract interest, innovation and excitement. Set within the walls of the preserved ruins of Rudolf Virchow's lecture hall at Charité, within Berlin's Museum of Medical History, the International Aspirin Foundation's 28th Scientific Conference served to facilitate international, multi-disease, multidisciplinary discussion about the current understanding of aspirin's mechanisms of action and its utility in modern medicine as well as ideas for future research into its multifaceted applications to enhance global health...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506125/the-future-of-continuing-medical-education-the-roles-of-medical-professional-societies-and-the-health-care-industry-position-paper-prepared-with-contributions-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology-committees-for-advocacy-education-and-industry-relations-endorsed
#11
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In recent years, wide ranging biomedical innovation has provided powerful new approaches for prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases. In order to translate such innovation into effective practice, physicians must frequently update their knowledge base and skills through continuing medical education and training. Medical Professional Societies, run as not-for-profit organizations led by peers, are uniquely placed to deliver balanced, disease oriented and patient centred education. The medical industry has a major role in the development of new, improved technology, devices and medication...
February 28, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482690/use-of-tap-technique-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-stenting-critical-osteal-disease-in-an-old-patient-with-compromised-left-ventricular-function
#12
Uzma Zahid, Asad Islam
With recent advancements in techniques and technologies in the field of interventional cardiology, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is preferred over Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), provided patient selection is kept in mind, and all the technical facilities are available to ensure successful end results without any immediate or late cardiac complications. However, dealing with Left Main Coronary Artery (LMCA) osteal disease can be challenging. We report a case of T and Protrusion (TAP) technique performed at Hearts International Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457362/a-multinational-observational-investigation-of-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Christina E Holbein, Nicholas D Fogleman, Kevin Hommel, Silke Apers, Jessica Rassart, Philip Moons, Koen Luyckx, Maayke A Sluman, Junko Enomoto, Bengt Johansson, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Mikael Dellborg, Raghavan Subramanyan, Jamie L Jackson, Werner Budts, Adrienne H Kovacs, Stacey Morrison, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Luis Alday, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Samuel Menahem, Stephen C Cook, Gwen R Rempel, Kamila White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
OBJECTIVE: First, to compare QOL and illness perceptions between patients with a Fontan circulation and patients with anatomically simple defects (ie, atrial septal defects [ASD] or ventricular septal defects [VSD]). Second, to explore illness perceptions as a mediator of the association between congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and QOL. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Twenty-four cardiology centers from 15 countries across five continents...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445059/liver-cirrhosis-and-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-occurring-late-after-the-fontan-procedure-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
#14
Masanari Kuwabara, Koichiro Niwa, Tomohiko Toyoda, Takeaki Shirai, Shigeru Tateno, Hideo Ohuchi, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Fukiko Ichida, Tomoo Fujisawa, Teiji Akagi, Yoshiki Mori
BACKGROUND: Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is an important late complication involving liver dysfunction, such as liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure. However, the prevalence, clinical manifestation, and methods of diagnosis of FALD are still not well established.Methods and Results:This study comprised 2 nationwide surveys in Japan. First, the prevalence of LC and/or HCC in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure was determined...
March 23, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380919/symptomatic-arrhythmia-in-the-form-of-multiple-premature-ventricular-extrasystoles-as-the-first-symptom-of-polymyositis
#15
Małgorzata Peregud-Pogorzelska, Małgorzata Zielska, Jarosław Kaźmierczak
Polymyositis (PM) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the involvement of multiple internal organs, including the cardiovascular system. The involvement of heart is observed in up to 75% of patients with PM. Conduction and rhythm disorders are one of the most common cardiological abnormalities in these patients. The presented clinical case is the patient where ventricular arrhythmia (in the form of multiple premature ventricular extrasystoles) was the first symptom of polymyositis.
January 30, 2018: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375141/reperfusion-after-pulmonary-embolism-long-term-follow-up-risk-factors-clinical-impact
#16
Jan Mrozek, Jana Petrova, Jana Vaclavkova, Vladimir Janovsky, Lubos Kraus, Pavel Jansa
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Thromboembolic disease is the third most common cardiovascular disorder and deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE). Questions related to reperfusion after PE remain, especially risk factors. Incomplete reperfusion after PE is closely related to the development of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between reperfusion after PE in the long term over a period of 24 months, laboratory results and clinical risk factors found during the initial PE event...
January 24, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365882/the-incidence-of-familiar-hypercholesterolemia-in-patients-of-the-cardiology-and-internal-diseases-department-in-a-lodz-hospital-and-their-treatment-analysis
#17
Leire Sanz Rekalde, Julia Kovtsun, Paulina Gorzelak-Pabis, Anna Zuszek-Frynas, Paulina Tecza, Olga Jablonowska, Marlena Broncel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361615/-why-cardio-oncology-is-necessary-today-from-a-viewpoint-of-the-tumor-internal-medicine
#18
Chikashi Ishioka
Cancer and cardiovascular disease are 2 major disease of the Japanese cause of death. Both patients with cancer complicated with cardiovascular disease and patients with cancer developing cardiovascular disorder during cancer therapyare increasing recently. Because aging is the onset risk factor, as for these, it is predicted that the patients with both cancer and cardiovascular disease increase more and more by the arrival of the aging society. Recently, the new research field called cardiooncology( or onco-cardiology)has been established, and the cooperation of medical oncologist and cardiologist becomes indispensable...
December 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330259/limited-accuracy-of-administrative-data-for-the-identification-and-classification-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Abigail Khan, Katrina Ramsey, Cody Ballard, Emily Armstrong, Luke J Burchill, Victor Menashe, George Pantely, Craig S Broberg
BACKGROUND: Administrative data sets utilize billing codes for research and quality assessment. Previous data suggest that such codes can accurately identify adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the cardiology clinic, but their use has yet to be validated in a larger population. METHODS AND RESULTS: All administrative codes from an entire health system were queried for a single year. Adults with a CHD diagnosis code ( International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision , ( ICD-9 ) codes 745-747) defined the cohort...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329440/executive-function-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-the-role-of-coping
#20
Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Jennifer D Monti, Kyle A Schofield, Kathryn Vannatta
Executive functioning deficits have been documented among congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors and may contribute to emotional distress. Little research has investigated the role of coping in this association. This study examined the role of coping in accounting for the association between self-reported executive function problems and internalizing symptoms among adolescents and emerging adults (AEAs), as well as young adults (YAs) with CHD. Participants included 74 AEA ( M age  = 19.32  ±  3.47 years, range 15-25 years) and 98 YA CHD survivors ( M age  = 32...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
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