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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100428/heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-has-a-better-long-term-prognosis-than-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-in-old-patients-in-a-5-year-follow-up-retrospective-study
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Silvana Kontogeorgos, Erik Thunström, Magnus C Johansson, Michael Fu
BACKGROUND: The issue of whether prognosis is similar between heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remains unresolved. Because of the problem of inconsistency in the diagnostic criteria and because there is currently no lifesaving therapy available for HFpEF, it seems to be the right time to study the outcome of a clearly defined HFpEF compared with HFrEF in contemporary heart failure (HF) therapy. This study investigates 5-year-mortality and its prognostic factors in old patients with HFpEF compared with those with HFrEF...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099093/patients-with-infectious-endocarditis-and-drug-dependence-have-worse-clinical-outcomes-after-valvular-surgery
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Anthony Lemaire, Viktor Dombrovskiy, Siavash Saadat, George Batsides, Aziz Ghaly, Alan Spotnitz, Leonard Y Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients with infective endocarditis (IE) are at high risk for post-operative morbidity and death, which might be associated with drug abuse. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of drug dependence on outcomes in patients who have IE and undergo valvular surgery (VS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Nationwide/National Inpatient Sample 2001-2012 was queried to select patients with IE who had elective VS using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis and procedure codes...
January 18, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062549/redo-procedures-for-degenerated-stentless-aortic-xenografts-and-the-role-of-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-techniques%C3%A2
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Herko Grubitzsch, Sebastian Zobel, Torsten Christ, Sebastian Holinski, Karl Stangl, Sascha Treskatsch, Volkmar Falk, Michael Laule
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates reinterventions for degenerated stentless aortic xenografts. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 52 consecutive patients (age 72.3 ± 9.7 years, EuroSCORE II 11.1 ± 8.9%) underwent reintervention for failed stentless aortic valves (60% porcine, 40% pericardial, 87% sub-coronary, 81% isolated/combined regurgitation). RESULTS: Based on age, EuroSCORE II, the presence of pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, a patent internal mammary artery graft and required concomitant procedures, the heart team assigned 25 patients to reoperation and 27 to valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI)...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040612/association-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-adverse-pregnancy-related-outcomes-in-military-hospitals
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Dennis L Spence, Rhonda C Allen, Monica A Lutgendorf, Virginia R Gary, John D Richard, Sara C Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in non-obstetrical and obstetrical patients. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of OSA and its relationship with pregnancy-related complications in a general obstetric population of Department of Defense beneficiaries receiving direct-care at military treatment facilities. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of all women (N=305,001) who gave birth at a military treatment facility from 2008 to 2014...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989049/infective-endocarditis-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Rahul Vasudev, Priyank Shah, Supreet Kaur, Chandrika Chitturi, Sundermurthy Yamini, Ashesha Mechineni, Chandra Chandran, Mahesh Bikkina, Fayez Shamoon
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study aim was to evaluate the demographic, clinical, microbiological and inpatient mortality data of IE in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Data were analyzed for all IE patients admitted to the authors' 800-bed tertiary care hospital between January 2001 and December 2014. These data included demographics, comorbidities, clinical and microbiological characteristics, echocardiographic findings, complications, outcomes, and in-patient mortality...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987279/falsely-elevated-troponin-rare-occurrence-or-future-problem
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James Nguyen, Rosy Thachil, Neil Vyas, Thomas Marino
INTRODUCTION: Troponins are known to be released in response to cardiac damage and therefore are the biomarkers of choice for the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), improving outcome in patients presenting with chest pain. However, false results can occur due to interference from other substances in the blood. CASE: A 52-year-old male with a past medical history of alcohol abuse, hypertension, and coronary artery bypass graft at age 34 with normal stress test 2 years before presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of 1 day of non-exertional chest pain with radiation to the neck and left arm...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886849/prevalence-and-burden-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru, Nikolaos Siafakas
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies, decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore, complicating the management of the disease...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873388/effects-of-sildenafil-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-and-health-related-quality-of-life-measures-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Peter van der Meer, Rolf M F Berger, Kevin Damman, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis
AIMS: We recently showed that sildenafil did not improve pulmonary pressures and exercise capacity in a cohort of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and predominantly postcapillary pulmonary hypertension. Here, we present the effects of sildenafil on cardiac structure and function, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, laboratory parameters and health-related quality of life measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two HFpEF patients with pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg; pulmonary artery wedge pressure >15 mmHg) were randomized to sildenafil 60 mg three times a day or placebo and treated for 12 weeks...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866541/-influencing-factors-for-postoperative-survival-of-patients-with-stage-iii-silicosis-treated-by-lung-transplantation
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W J Mao, X W Nie, W Xia, M F Zheng, R Chen, Y J He, F Liu, S G Ye, R G Lu, J Y Chen
Objective: To investigate the clinical effect, postoperative complications, and causes of death in the treatment of stage III silicosis with lung transplantation and the influencing factors for survival. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 32 patients with stage III silicosis who underwent lung transplantation in our hospital from September 2002 to September 2015. The survival, causes of death, and postoperative complications were analyzed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to plot survival curves, the log-rank test was used to compare the influence of each factor on survival rates, and the multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to evaluate the influence of each factor on survival...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837039/low-risk-for-local-and-systemic-complications-after-primary-repair-of-1626-achilles-tendon-ruptures
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Nicholas Rensing, Brian R Waterman, Rachel M Frank, Kenneth A Heida, Justin D Orr
INTRODUCTION: Historically, Achilles tendon repairs and other surgeries about the hindfoot have demonstrated a significantly higher rate of wound healing complications and surgical site morbidity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the comprehensive complication profile and risk factors for adverse short-term, clinical outcomes after primary repair of Achilles tendon ruptures. METHODS: Between the years 2005 and 2014, all cases of primary Achilles tendon repair (Current Procedural Terminology code 27650) entered into the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database were extracted for analysis...
November 10, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804229/pulmonary-artery-hypertension-in-methylmalonic-acidemia
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Jun Kido, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Mina Sakanashi, Junichi Matsubara, Shirou Matsumoto, Rieko Sakamoto, Fumio Endo, Kimitoshi Nakamura
Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is an autosomal recessive disorder that can be classified into two types: (1) vitamin B12-responsive and (2) vitamin B12-non-responsive. In MMA cases with long-term survival, renal failure is often a problem, and timing for kidney transplantation for MMA is controversial. We encountered a vitamin B12-non-responsive MMA case for which regular hemodialysis for renal failure was initiated; the patient was 16 years old when she first received regular hemodialysis and 35 years old when she developed pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH)...
November 1, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774260/improvement-of-left-ventricular-filling-and-pulmonary-artery-pressure-following-unilateral-renal-artery-total-occlusion-stenting-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-congestive-heart-failure-complicated-by-renovascular-hypertension-and-renal-failure
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Osami Kawarada, Ryota Kitajima, Yasuo Sugano, Teruo Noguchi, Toshihisa Anzai, Hisao Ogawa, Satoshi Yasuda
Recurrent congestive heart failure related to renal artery disease is an important clinical entity that is typically observed in bilateral renal artery stenosis or solitary functioning kidney. However, the relationship between heart failure and unilateral renal artery disease, especially that with total occlusion, remains unclear. We report a successful management by unilateral renal artery total occlusion stenting with an evidence of improvement of left ventricular filling and pulmonary artery pressure in case of a patient suffering from medical therapy resistant recurrent congestive heart failure with preserved ejection fraction...
December 2015: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746058/plasma-serotonin-in-heart-failure-possible-marker-and-potential-treatment-target
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Ahmed M Selim, Nitasha Sarswat, Iosif Kelesidis, Muhammad Iqbal, Ramesh Chandra, Ronald Zolty
BACKGROUND: The relationship between heart failure (HF) and the serotonergic system has been established in animal studies. However, data on human plasma serotonin level in HF and its significance over the course of the disease is lacking. METHODS: Serotonin levels were measured in 173 patients (108 males, 65 females), 116 were stable HF and 40 were acute decompensated HF patients. The normal control group included 17 healthy volunteers with no known medical or psychiatric conditions...
September 17, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665332/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-jeune-syndrome-the-first-reported-case
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Osman Güvenç, Saime Sündüs Uygun, Derya Çimen, Eyüp Aslan, Ali Annagür
Jeune syndrome (Asphyxiating thoracic dysplasia) is a rare dystrophy of the skeleton, inherited as an autosomal recessive condition. Patients develop a narrowed thorax, rhizomelic dwarfism, and hepatic, renal, and pancreatic abnormalities. High rates of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension have been reported. Some patients die in early stages of life due to respiratory failure. The case of a patient referred with a history of severe asphyxiating birth, who had been diagnosed with Jeune syndrome and later hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) upon echocardiographic examination is described in the present report...
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630145/right-heart-catheterization-via-dialysis-arteriovenous-shunts-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Mu-Yang Hsieh, Tsung-Yan Chen, Lin Lin, Min-Tsun Liao, Ren-Huei Wang, Ruei-Cheng Kuo, Chao-Lun Lai, Chih-Cheng Wu
OBJECTIVES: Right heart catheterization is an important diagnostic tool but carries risks of adverse events. Little is known about the feasibility and safety of using dialysis arteriovenous (AV) shunts. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and safety of using dialysis AV shunts for access in right heart catheterization. METHODS: Hemodialysis patients who required right heart catheterization were prospectively enrolled. A 7 Fr sheath was inserted and a balloon-tipped pulmonary artery catheter was advanced for right heart catheterization...
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623276/anterior-leaflet-augmentation-with-cormatrix-porcine-extracellular-matrix-in-twenty-five-patients-unexpected-patch-failures-and-histologic-analysis
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Thomas M Kelley, Mohammed Kashem, He Wang, James McCarthy, Nels D Carroll, G William Moser, T Sloane Guy
BACKGROUND: This study reported on the treatment of Carpentier type IIIa and type IIIb mitral regurgitation (MR) with a large patch anterior mitral valve leaflet augmentation technique using CorMatrix (CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc, Alpharetta, GA) extracellular matrix (ECM). METHODS: A single-site chart review was conducted on patients who underwent anterior leaflet augmentation performed with the Da Vinci surgical robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) or through a median sternotomy...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617783/-2016%C3%A2-review-on-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Laetitia Coutte, Véronique Le Guern, Nathalie Morel, Gaelle Leroux, Romain Paule, Luc Mouthon, Jean-Charles Piette
The catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) develops in at least 1% of patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, either primary or associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. CAPS reveals the antiphospholipid syndrome in about 50% of cases. The CAPS is characterized by rapidly-progressive widespread thromboses mainly affecting the microvasculature in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. In a few days, the patients develop multiorgan failure with renal insufficiency with severe hypertension, pulmonary, cerebral, cardiac, digestive and/or cutaneous involvement...
December 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616284/diverse-multi-organ-histopathologic-changes-in-a-failed-fontan-patient
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Masanori Mizuno, Hideo Ohuchi, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Aya Miyazaki, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Osamu Yamada
We report multi-organ histopathological changes in a patient with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) over 12 years after Fontan operation. A 14-year-old boy with right isomerism heart and single ventricle had undergone Fontan procedure at 19 months of age, and PLE was diagnosed at 28 months. He had several episodes of intestinal bleeding and pre-renal failure with elevated creatine, and eventually died of pneumonia. The intrapulmonary small arteries showed medial and intimal thickening resembling pulmonary hypertension...
October 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591018/cross-sectional-study-on-the-relationship-between-the-level-of-serum-cystatin-c-and-blood-pressure-reverse-dipping-in-hypertensive-patients
#19
Jin Han, Ya Gao, Qi Guo, Dan Su, Bin Yan, Liyuan Peng, Yuxing Du, Ke Li, Gang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the level of serum cystatin C (s-CC) and reverse-dipper blood pressure (BP) pattern. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Single centre. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 718 hypertensive patients were eventually recruited from cardiac clinics between 2012 and 2014 in the Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University. They were diagnosed as essential hypertension according to their casual office records of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP)...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574717/association-of-clinical-factors-and-therapeutic-strategies-with-improvements-in-survival-following-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-2003-2013
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Marlous Hall, Tatendashe B Dondo, Andrew T Yan, Shaun G Goodman, Héctor Bueno, Derek P Chew, David Brieger, Adam Timmis, Phillip D Batin, John E Deanfield, Harry Hemingway, Keith A A Fox, Christopher P Gale
IMPORTANCE: International studies report a decline in mortality following non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Whether this is due to lower baseline risk or increased utilization of guideline-indicated treatments is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether changes in characteristics of patients with NSTEMI are associated with improvements in outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Data on patients with NSTEMI in 247 hospitals in England and Wales were obtained from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project between January 1, 2003, and June 30, 2013 (final follow-up, December 31, 2013)...
September 13, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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