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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733432/should-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-be-used-in-patients-after-recent-myocardial-infarction
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Dan Loberman, Dmitry Pevni, Rephael Mohr, Yosef Paz, Nahum Nesher, Mohamad Khaled Midlij, Yanai Ben-Gal
BACKGROUND: Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting (BITA) is associated with improved survival. However, surgeons do not commonly use BITA in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) because survival is good with single internal thoracic artery grafting (SITA). We aimed to compare the outcomes of BITA with those of SITA and other approaches in patients with multivessel disease after recent MI. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 938 patients with recent MI (<3 months) who underwent BITA between 1996 and 2011 were compared with 682 who underwent SITA...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733122/the-effect-of-eosinopenia-on-mortality-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Asli Bolayir, Burhanettin Cigdem, Seyda Figul Gokce, Hasan Ata Bolayir, Ozlem Kayim Yildiz, Ertugrul Bolayir, Suat Ahmet Topaktas
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation may determine the prognosis of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), which has high mortality and morbidity rates. Recent studies have increasingly demonstrated eosinopenia as a prognostic factor, particularly in bacteremia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and myocardial and cerebral infarction. Nonetheless, its significance regarding the determination of prognosis in patients with ICH has not yet been clarified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included 296 patients who presented to our clinic within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms and who were diagnosed with ICH between January 2008 and June 2016, along with 180 age- and sex-matched controls...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718249/frequency-of-undiagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Raza Ullah, Shahid Salam, Tahir Ghaffar, Rahim Muhammad, Imran Khan
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD) is considered as risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD) along with other risk factors. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pulmonology and Cardiology wards/OPD's of Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. Patients more than 35 years of age, diagnosed with CAD of either gender were included...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711400/thirty-day-outcomes-after-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-are-superior-to-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-involving-visceral-vessels
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Prateek K Gupta, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Kelly Kempe, Shaun M Stickley, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVE: Although few studies have reported outcomes after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms involving visceral vessels (AAA-Vs), no multi-institutional study has compared FEVAR with open surgery (OS) for AAA-Vs. Our objective was to compare 30-day outcomes after FEVAR vs OS for AAA-Vs. METHODS: Patients who underwent FEVAR (n = 535) and OS (n = 1207) for elective AAA-Vs were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2008 to 2013 database...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697774/the-impact-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-long-term-survival-among-diabetic-patients-after-first-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Mei-Tzu Wang, Sheng-Che Lin, Pei-Ling Tang, Wang-Ting Hung, Chin-Chang Cheng, Jin-Shiou Yang, Hong-Tai Chang, Chun-Peng Liu, Guang-Yuan Mar, Wei-Chun Huang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies regarding the cardioprotective effects of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors have not provided sufficient evidence of a relationship between DPP-4 inhibition and actual cardiovascular outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of DPP-4 inhibitors on the survival of diabetic patients after first acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: This was a nationwide, propensity score-matched, case-control study of 186,112 first AMI patients, 72,924 of whom had diabetes...
July 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689753/comparison-of-left-ventricular-function-and-myocardial-infarct-size-determined-by-2-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-patients-with-and-without-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Laurien Goedemans, Rachid Abou, Georgette E Hoogslag, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Christian Taube, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high risk of mortality after acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We compared STEMI patients with versus without COPD in terms of infarct size and left ventricular (LV) systolic function using advanced 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography. Of 1,750 patients with STEMI (mean age 61 ± 12 years, 76% male), 133 (7.6%) had COPD. With transthoracic echocardiography, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and wall motion score index were measured...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688065/airway-obstruction-and-the-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-and-death-from-coronary-heart-disease-a-national-health-examination-survey-with-a-33-year-follow-up-period
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Tiina Mattila, Tuula Vasankari, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Pauli Puukka, Markku Heliövaara
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been associated with coronary mortality. Yet, data about the association between COPD and acute myocardial infarction (MI) remain scarce. We aimed to study airway obstruction as a predictor of MI and coronary mortality among 5576 Finnish adults who participated in a national health examination survey between 1978 and 1980. Subjects underwent spirometry, had all necessary data, showed no indications of cardiovascular disease at baseline, and were followed up through record linkage with national registers through 2011...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638422/cognitive-impairment-among-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-compared-to-normal-individuals
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Mitra Samareh Fekri, Seyed-Mehdi Hashemi-Bajgani, Ahmad Naghibzadeh-Tahami, Fateme Arabnejad
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The complications of COPD are numerous, and cognitive impairment is one of the most common complications that relates to mortality and morbidity directly. The present study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the prevalence of cognitive impairment in patients with COPD in comparison to normal individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, 87 patients with COPD, whose diagnoses were confirmed by a pulmonologist based on the spirometry test findings, were included...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596038/predictors-of-30-day-postoperative-major-adverse-clinical-events-after-carotid-artery-stenting-an-analysis-of-the-procedure-targeted-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program
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Kyla M Bennett, John R Hoch, John E Scarborough
BACKGROUND: Information about carotid artery stenting (CAS) is largely derived from clinical trials, consensus statements, and outcomes comparisons between CAS and carotid endarterectomy. Given these limitations, the goal of this study was to identify risk factors for adverse outcomes after CAS among hospitals participating in the CAS-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). METHODS: Our study sample consisted of patients from the 2012 to 2015 CAS-targeted ACS NSQIP data set...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579167/risk-and-predictors-of-readmission-for-heart-failure-following-a-myocardial-infarction-between-2004-and-2013-a-swedish-nationwide-observational-study
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Liyew Desta, Tomas Jernberg, Jonas Spaak, Claes Hofman-Bang, Hans Persson
BACKGROUND: Data are scarce regarding the risk, temporal trends and predictors of late-onset heart failure (LOHF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We aimed at studying the risk and predictors of LOHF and the composite event of LOHF or death after AMI. METHODS: AMI patients first entered in the nationwide SWEDEHEART registry between 2004 and 2013 were included. Patients with a prior history of heart failure (HF) and those who died in-hospital were excluded...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576268/comparison-of-1-2-and-6-month-readmission-rates-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-directly-admitted-to-hospital-versus-transferred-from-another-hospital-to-an-academic-medical-center
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Jeffrey P Chidester, Ellen C Keeley
Patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who are transferred are less likely than directly admitted patients to receive outpatient follow-up within 30 days and are more likely to be readmitted. In 2015, we launched a clinic where post-AMI patients (direct admits and transfers) are seen within 1 week of hospital discharge. We compared short- and long-term clinical outcomes of patients who were transferred to patients who were directly admitted to our institution to determine the impact of transfer status on early outpatient follow-up and clinical outcomes...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536251/concurrent-use-of-long-acting-bronchodilators-in-copd-and-the-risk-of-adverse-cardiovascular-events
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Samy Suissa, Sophie Dell'Aniello, Pierre Ernst
The cardiovascular risk of concurrently using long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and anticholinergics (LAMAs) in COPD is uncertain. We assessed the comparative cardiovascular and cerebrovascular safety of adding a second long-acting bronchodilator in patients with COPD.We identified a cohort of COPD patients, new users of LABA or the LAMA tiotropium during 2002-2012, from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Using high-dimensional propensity scores, each patient adding a second bronchodilator was matched with a patient who remained on monotherapy...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529096/-the-changing-sex-differences-in-life-expectancy-in-spain-1980-2012-decomposition-by-age-and-cause
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Juan Manuel García González, Rafael Grande
OBJECTIVE: To calculate and analyse the contributions of changes in mortality by age groups and selected causes of death to sex differences in life expectancy at birth in Spain from 1980 to 2012. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with three time points (1980, 1995, and 2012). We used data from Human Cause-of-Death Database and Human Mortality Database. We use a decomposition method of the differences in life expectancy and gender differences in life expectancy from changes in mortality by 5-year age groups and causes of death between women and men...
May 19, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506549/impact-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-in-hospital-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-by-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Răzvan Constantin Șerban, Laszlo Hadadi, Ioana Șuș, Eva Katalin Lakatos, Zoltan Demjen, Alina Scridon
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are less likely to beneficiate of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI), and have poorer prognosis. We aimed to evaluate the impact of COPD on the in-hospital outcomes of pPCI-treated STEMI patients. METHODS: Data were collected from 418 STEMI patients treated by pPCI. Inotropics and diuretics usage, cardiogenic shock, asystole, kidney dysfunction, and left ventricular ejection fraction were used as markers of hemodynamic complications...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492583/-adherence-to-long-term-therapies-and-its-relevance-to-epidemiology
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Mirko Di Martino
In Italy, 40% of the population is affected by chronic pathologies, like diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the world. Although long-term medications are effective, approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed. The lack of medication adherence is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and death. According to recent research, the low adherence to treatment is a multidimensional problem determined by the interaction of patient-related factors, physician-related factors and health system-related factors...
April 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490551/selective-impact-of-disease-on-short-term-and-long-term-components-of-self-reported-memory-a-population-based-hunt-study
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Ove Almkvist, Ole Bosnes, Ingunn Bosnes, Eystein Stordal
BACKGROUND: Subjective memory is commonly considered to be a unidimensional measure. However, theories of performance-based memory suggest that subjective memory could be divided into more than one dimension. OBJECTIVE: To divide subjective memory into theoretically related components of memory and explore the relationship to disease. METHODS: In this study, various aspects of self-reported memory were studied with respect to demographics and diseases in the third wave of the HUNT epidemiological study in middle Norway...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488612/analysis-of-mortality-and-related-factors-in-2195-adult-myasthenia-gravis-patients-in-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Chanchan Liu, Qiong Wang, Zhandong Qiu, Jing Lin, Bo Chen, Yue Li, Mengcui Gui, Min Zhang, Mingshan Yang, Wei Wang, Bitao Bu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mortality and potential risk factors for death in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2195 adult patients with MG (aged older than 18 years) diagnosed during the period between 2003 and 2013 were followed-up and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: During the 10-year follow-up, 129 patients died and the total mortality rate was 5.88%. The risk factors associated with MG-related deaths were duration of the disease, occurrence of myasthenic crisis, severity of disease that included the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) grade III and IV at onset, elevation of acetylcholine receptor antibody (AchR-abs) titers, presence of thymic pathology, and failure of administrating immunosuppressants (P < 0...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459623/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-the-risk-of-stroke
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Ann D Morgan, Chetna Sharma, Kieran J Rothnie, James Potts, Liam Smeeth, Jennifer K Quint
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction. The role of COPD in cerebrovascular disease is, however, less certain. Although earlier studies have suggested that the risk for stroke is also increased in COPD, more recent investigations have generated mixed results. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of our review was to quantify the magnitude of the association between COPD and stroke...
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450135/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-outcomes-in-nonagenarians-stratified-by-transfemoral-and-transapical-approach
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Christian McNeely, Alan Zajarias, Randall Robbs, Stephen Markwell, Christina M Vassileva
BACKGROUND: Survival and other outcomes of nonagenarians undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the Medicare population are unclear. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years and older who underwent TAVR from November 2011 through 2013 were considered for inclusion. RESULTS: The study consisted of 18,283 patients and 19.3% were aged 90 years or older. Compared with patients younger than 90 years, patients 90 years or older were less likely to have a number of comorbidities, including previous myocardial infarction (17...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416587/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-an-inhaled-beta2-agonist-corticosteroid-in-patients-with-copd-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Robert D Brook, Julie A Anderson, Peter Ma Calverley, Bartolome R Celli, Courtney Crim, Martin A Denvir, Sheldon Magder, Fernando J Martinez, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Jørgen Vestbo, Julie Yates, David E Newby
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often coexist. We assessed the effect of inhaled COPD treatments on CVD outcomes and safety in patients with COPD and at heightened CVD risk. METHODS: The SUMMIT (Study to Understand Mortality and MorbidITy) was a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven trial in 16 485 patients with moderate COPD who had or were at high risk of CVD. Here, we assessed the prespecified secondary endpoint of time to first on-treatment composite CVD event (CVD death, myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)) by Cox regression and by clinician-reported CVD adverse events across the four groups: once-daily inhaled placebo (n=4111), long-acting beta2-agonist (vilanterol (VI) 25 µg; n=4118), corticosteroid (fluticasone furoate (FF) 100 µg; n=4135) and combination therapy (FF/VI; n=4121)...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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