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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928509/unexpected-deaths-in-cardiology-outpatients-what-can-we-learn-from-case-review
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Thomas Michael Kitz, Nikki Burnand, Astrid Ortner, Ian G Rudd, Rod Sampson, Gordon F Rushworth, Stephen James Leslie
OBJECTIVES: A proportion of cardiac patients managed at a cardiology outpatient clinic will die between clinic visits. This study aimed to identify the cause of death, to determine if case review occurred and if a formal review of such cases might be useful. DESIGN: Single-centre retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A remote regional centre in the North of Scotland. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who had been removed from the cardiology outpatient clinic due to death in the community...
December 2016: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926994/microvessels-of-the-heart-formation-regeneration-and-dysfunction
#2
Ioakim Spyridopoulos, Helen M Arthur
This issue of Microcirculation focusses on the special topic of "microvessels of the heart" and contains five state-of-the-art reviews and one expert article that reflect current efforts to address the major gaps in our understanding of these key microvessels. In the adult heart, most attention until recently (especially among the clinical cardiology community) has been given to the main coronary arteries, which are the culprit vessels in patients with coronary artery disease, including its most serious manifestation, acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 7, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924361/prevalence-of-non-cardiovascular-findings-on-ct-angiography-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Archana Malik, Jeffrey C Hellinger, Sabah Servaes, Mathew C Schwartz, Marc S Keller, Monica Epelman
BACKGROUND: CT angiography is gaining broader acceptance in the evaluation of children with known or suspected congenital heart disease. These studies include non-cardiovascular structures such as the mediastinum, lung parenchyma and upper abdominal organs. It is important to inspect all these structures for potential abnormalities that might be clinically important and, in some cases, may impact care plans. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of non-cardiovascular findings in CT angiography of children with congenital heart disease...
December 6, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922464/cardiology-in-review-the-first-25-years
#4
William H Frishman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919370/knowledge-discovery-in-cardiology-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
I Kadi, A Idri, J L Fernandez-Aleman
CONTEXT: Data mining (DM) provides the methodology and technology needed to transform huge amounts of data into useful information for decision making. It is a powerful process employed to extract knowledge and discover new patterns embedded in large data sets. Data mining has been increasingly used in medicine, particularly in cardiology. In fact, DM applications can greatly benefit all those involved in cardiology, such as patients, cardiologists and nurses. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to review papers concerning the application of DM techniques in cardiology so as to summarize and analyze evidence regarding: (1) the DM techniques most frequently used in cardiology; (2) the performance of DM models in cardiology; (3) comparisons of the performance of different DM models in cardiology...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917714/antiplatelet-and-anticoagulation-treatment-in-patients-with-thrombocytopenia
#6
Nuccia Morici, Silvia Cantoni, Paola Vallerio, Marco Cattaneo, Stefano Savonitto
Thrombocytopenia (TP) is a common finding in patients hospitalized for cardiovascular causes and needing antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies. However, TP is not only a numeric parameter, but mostly a dynamic condition affected by the patients' underlying disorders and concomitant treatments. Platelets are important players in the hemostatic process, taking part to both primary and secondary hemostasis. Although both TP and antithrombotic treatment contribute to the risk of bleeding, the complexity of the pathogenesis of bleeding events makes it difficult to predict them accurately simply based on these two parameters...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917566/perioperative-hypothermia-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-patients-effectiveness-of-a-thermoregulation-intervention-and-associated-risk-factors
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Branden M Engorn, Stephanie L Kahntroff, Karen M Frank, Sarabdeep Singh, Helen A Harvey, Charles T Barkulis, Annika M Barnett, Olamide O Olambiwonnu, Eugenie S Heitmiller, Robert S Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia in neonatal intensive care unit patients is associated with morbidity. Perioperative normothermia is the standard of care. AIMS: We hypothesized that a quality improvement intervention (transport protocol, transport education, ongoing monitoring) would decrease the incidence of perioperative hypothermia. Secondarily, we hypothesized that patients undergoing surgery at a postmenstrual age of <37 weeks or at a weight of <1.5 kg would be at higher risk for perioperative hypothermia...
December 5, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912202/bioresorbable-stents-current-and-upcoming-bioresorbable-technologies
#8
REVIEW
Hui Ying Ang, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Philip Wong, Subbu S Venkatraman, Yingying Huang, Nicolas Foin
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) represent a novel horizon in interventional cardiology for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The technology was introduced to overcome limitations of current metallic drug-eluting stents such as late in-stent restenosis and permanently caging the vessel. The concept of the BRS is to provide temporal support to the vessel during healing before being degraded and resorbed by the body, promoting restoration of the vessel vasomotion. Currently, there are several BRS that are under development or already commercially available...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909765/cardiac-masses-experience-from-a-turkish-tertiary-center-of-cardiology
#9
C Gecmen, G G Gecmen, M Kahyaoglu, B Omar, S Izci, A Kalayci, C Y Karabay, S Coban, O Candan, E Yanik, I A Izgi, N O Barisik
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac masses comprise a category that includes benign, malignant, and nontumoral mass lesions. The present study aims to share the findings relating to cardiac masses observed at our tertiary cardiology hospital in Turkey. METHODS: The records of patients who presented with cardiac masses and underwent surgery at our institute between 2006 and 2015, and whose tissue samples were sent to a pathology laboratory, were retrospectively reviewed in a consecutive manner...
December 1, 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909694/2015-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-dyslipidemia-in-the-philippines-executive-summary-dyslipidemia-guidelines-2015
#10
Adriel E Guerrero
The Philippine Heart Association, the Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society, and the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, collaborated to develop the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia in the Philippines (2015 CPG). These guidelines are meant to update the 2005 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Dyslipidemia in the Philippines (2005 CPG). A panel of experts in the fields of dyslipidemia, cardiology, endocrinology and epidemiology were assembled to comprise the technical research committee (TRC) tasked to review available clinical evidence on dyslipidemia management...
October 2016: ASEAN Heart Journal: Official Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909495/the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-toy-or-tool
#11
REVIEW
David Duncker Md, Christian Veltmann Md
After the success story of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator systems, prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains one of the main duties in cardiology. For patients with unkown or transient risk profile for SCD, a wearable cardioverter/defibrillator (WCD) has been established for temporary and effective prevention of sudden arrhythmic death. Several studies have shown safety and efficacy of the WCD, even though randomized studies proving a mortality benefit are still lacking. This review provides an overview of actual WCD data and usage, special indications and possible risks and complications...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906881/stem-cells-and-clinical-practice-new-advances-and-challenges-at-the-time-of-emerging-problems-with-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-therapies
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Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Kamila Bujko, Wojciech Wojakowski
Humans, like other species that reproduce sexually, originate from a fertilized oocyte (zygote), which is a totipotent stem cell giving rise to an adult organism. During the process of embryogenesis, stem cells at different levels of the developmental hierarchy establish all 3 germ layers and give rise to tissue‑committed stem cells, which are responsible for rejuvenation of a given tissue or organ. The robustness of the stem cell compartment is one of the major factors that directly impact life quality as well as lifespan...
November 10, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906717/spectrum-of-postoperative-complications-in-pulmonary-hypertension-and-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome
#13
Roop K Kaw
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to identify chronic pulmonary conditions which may often not be recognized preoperatively especially before elective noncardiac surgery and which carry the highest risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: This review discusses some of the most recent studies that highlight the perioperative complications, and their prevention and management strategies. SUMMARY: Pulmonary hypertension is a well recognized risk factor for postoperative complications after cardiac surgery but the literature surrounding noncardiac surgery is sparse...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900866/-the-benefit-of-magnetic-resonance-for-diagnosing-cardiomyopathy-and-myocarditis
#14
Michal Fikrle, Petr Kuchynka, Martin Mašek, Jana Podzimková, Jan Kuchař, Aleš Linhart, Tomáš Paleček
Magnetic resonance is becoming an increasingly used examination in cardiology, since it greatly improves the accuracy of diagnosing of many heart diseases. At present magnetic resonance is the gold standard in assessing the volumes of the heart chambers and the systolic function of both ventricles. The possibility of detecting tissue characteristics to refine the diagnostics of different types of myocardial pathology is of essential importance. The authors summarize in the article the present knowledge about the use of magnetic resonance of the heart in the field of myocardial disease, i...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895488/advances-in-the-management-of-heart-failure-the-role-of-ivabradine
#15
REVIEW
Ursula Müller-Werdan, Georg Stöckl, Karl Werdan
A high resting heart rate (≥70-75 b.p.m.) is a risk factor for patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF), probably in the sense of accelerated atherosclerosis, with an increased morbidity and mortality. Beta-blockers not only reduce heart rate but also have negative inotropic and blood pressure-lowering effects, and therefore, in many patients, they cannot be given in the recommended dose. Ivabradine specifically inhibits the pacemaker current (funny current, If) of the sinoatrial node cells, resulting in therapeutic heart rate lowering without any negative inotropic and blood pressure-lowering effect...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893455/patient-radiation-doses-in-paediatric-interventional-cardiology-procedures-a-review
#16
R W Harbron, S Dreuil, M-O Bernier, M S Pearce, I Thierry-Chef, C-L Chapple, H Baysson
A large number of investigations into the radiation doses from x-ray guided interventional cardiology procedures in children have been carried out in recent years. A review was conducted of these studies, gathering data on kerma area product (P KA), fluoroscopic screening time (FT), air kerma, and estimates of effective dose and organ doses. The majority of studies focus on P KA and FT with no estimation of dose to the patient. A greater than ten-fold variation in average P KA was found between different studies, even where data were stratified by patient age or weight...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890386/2016-guidelines-of-the-taiwan-heart-rhythm-society-and-the-taiwan-society-of-cardiology-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Chern-En Chiang, Tsu-Juey Wu, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Tze-Fan Chao, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Wei-Hsian Yin, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Wei-Shiang Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yen-Bin Liu, Kun-Tai Lee, Li-Jen Lin, Lian-Yu Lin, Kang-Ling Wang, Yi-Jen Chen, Mien-Cheng Chen, Chen-Chuan Cheng, Ming-Shien Wen, Wen-Jone Chen, Jyh-Hong Chen, Wen-Ter Lai, Chuen-Wang Chiou, Jiunn-Lee Lin, San-Jou Yeh, Shih-Ann Chen
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Both the incidence and prevalence of AF are increasing, and the burden of AF is becoming huge. Many innovative advances have emerged in the past decade for the diagnosis and management of AF, including a new scoring system for the prediction of stroke and bleeding events, the introduction of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and their special benefits in Asians, new rhythm- and rate-control concepts, optimal endpoints of rate control, upstream therapy, life-style modification to prevent AF recurrence, and new ablation techniques...
November 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881567/importance-of-assessing-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-clinical-practice-a-case-for-fitness-as-a-clinical-vital-sign-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#18
Robert Ross, Steven N Blair, Ross Arena, Timothy S Church, Jean-Pierre Després, Barry A Franklin, William L Haskell, Leonard A Kaminsky, Benjamin D Levine, Carl J Lavie, Jonathan Myers, Josef Niebauer, Robert Sallis, Susumu S Sawada, Xuemei Sui, Ulrik Wisløff
Mounting evidence has firmly established that low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease, all-cause mortality, and mortality rates attributable to various cancers. A growing body of epidemiological and clinical evidence demonstrates not only that CRF is a potentially stronger predictor of mortality than established risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but that the addition of CRF to traditional risk factors significantly improves the reclassification of risk for adverse outcomes...
November 21, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881061/traditional-and-alternative-therapies-for-refractory-angina
#19
Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Lale Tokgozoglu
Refractory angina (RFA) is an unfavourable condition that is characterized with persistent angina due to reversible myocardial ischaemia in patients with coronary artery disease that remains uncontrollable despite an optimal combination of pharmacological agents and revascularization. Despite significant advances in revascularization techniques and agents used in pharmacological therapy, there is a significant population suffering from RFA and the global prevalence is even increasing. Anti- anginal treatment and secondary risk-factor modification are the traditional approaches for this group of patients...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873511/human-coronavirus-in-the-2014-winter-season-as-a-cause-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
#20
Kyu Yeun Kim, Song Yi Han, Ho Seong Kim, Hyang Min Cheong, Sung Soon Kim, Dong Soo Kim
PURPOSE: During the late autumn to winter season (October to December) in the Republic of Korea, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common pathogen causing lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs). Interestingly, in 2014, human coronavirus (HCoV) caused not only upper respiratory infections but also LRTIs more commonly than in other years. Therefore, we sought to determine the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, outcomes, and severity of illnesses associated with HCoV infections at a single center in Korea...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
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