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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525397/an-unusual-case-of-sudden-death-is-there-a-relationship-between-thyroid-disorders-and-fatal-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Isabella Aquila, Silvia Boca, Fiorella Caputo, Matteo A Sacco, Santo Gratteri, Vittorio Fineschi, Pietrantonio Ricci
In adults, the most common cause of sudden death is coronary heart disease or defects in the cardiac conduction system; however, there are many cases of sudden death occurring from other causes such as fatal pulmonary thromboembolism. Several risk factors are recognized, including hospitalization, surgery, obesity, pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives, traumatic fractures, and genetic conditions, which cause hypercoagulable states such as factor V Leiden mutations. Although many risk factors have been identified, the mortality rate is still high...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502095/the-impact-of-age-and-frailty-on-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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H A Feridooni, A E Kane, O Ayaz, A Boroumandi, N Polidovitch, R G Tsushima, R A Rose, S E Howlett
KEY POINTS: Heart size increases with age (called hypertrophy), and its ability to contract declines. However, these reflect average changes that may not be present, or present to the same extent, in all older individuals. That aging happens at different rates is well accepted clinically. People who are aging rapidly are frail and frailty is measured with a 'frailty index'. We quantified frailty with a validated mouse frailty index tool and evaluated the impacts of age and frailty on cardiac hypertrophy and contractile dysfunction...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496027/expression-profile-of-matricellular-proteins-in-hypertrophied-right-ventricle-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
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Keisuke Imoto, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Matricellular proteins, a non-structural extracellular matrix (ECM) component, bind to and modulate various molecules including growth factor, cytokine, protease, other ECM components and cell membrane receptors. While most matricellular proteins are hardly expressed in normal adult tissue, they are re-expressed in heart tissue during cardiac diseases. The present study aimed to clarify the mRNA expression profile of matricellular proteins [secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine: SPARC, hevin, thrombospondin (TSP)-1, -2 and -4, CCN1 and 5, tenascin (Tn)C and N, periostin and osteopontin (OPN)] in hypertrophied right ventricle (RV) of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493591/transcatheter-interventions-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-surveys-from-the-society-for-cardiovascular-angiography-and-interventions-to-identify-current-patterns-of-care-and-perception-on-training-requirements
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Subeer K Wadia, Michael J Accavitti, Gareth J Morgan, Damien Kenny, Ziyad M Hijazi, Thomas K Jones, Allison K Cabalka, Doff B McElhinney, Clifford J Kavinsky
BACKGROUND: Interventional catheterization is central to the care of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD). Current standards for care provision and training in ACHD intervention are lacking. We sought to examine trends in current practice and training amongst interventionalists. METHODS: We analyzed the results of two separate international surveys in June 2016. One was sent to all active members from the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) who self-identified Structural Heart Disease or Congenital Heart Disease as a practice area...
May 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490870/pre-and-post-bronchodilator-airway-obstruction-are-associated-with-similar-clinical-characteristics-but-different-prognosis-report-from-a-population-based-study
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Sami Sawalha, Linnea Hedman, Eva Rönmark, Bo Lundbäck, Anne Lindberg
INTRODUCTION: According to guidelines, the diagnosis of COPD should be confirmed by post-bronchodilator (post-BD) airway obstruction on spirometry; however, in clinical practice, this is not always performed. The aim of this population-based study was to compare clinical characteristics and prognosis, assessed as mortality, between subjects with airway obstruction divided into pre- but not post-BD obstruction, post-BD airway obstruction (COPD), and subjects without airway obstruction...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484290/cardiac-structural-and-functional-changes-evaluated-by-transthoracic-and-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Mojdeh Dabirian, Ghasem Janbabaei, Hossein Karami, Maryam Nabati, Mohsen Aarabi, Morteza Namazi, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri
One of the most common genetic blood disorders, resulting from inherited red blood cell disorders, is sickle cell disease (SCD) which is responsible for high death in adult patients with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. Tissue Doppler Echocardiography (TDE) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are two useful tools to assess the risk of SCD. The present study was conducted to evaluate the cardiac functions and structure using TDE and TTE among adult patients suffering from sickle cell anemia compare to normal samples...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477319/transition-of-care-in-congenital-heart-disease-ensuring-the-proper-handoff
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Angela Lee, Barbara Bailey, Geraldine Cullen-Dean, Sandra Aiello, Joanne Morin, Erwin Oechslin
BACKGROUND: With great advances in medical and surgical care, most congenital heart disease patients are living in to adulthood and require lifelong surveillance and expert care for adult onset complications. Care lapse and lack of successful transfer from pediatric to adult care put young adults at risk for increased morbidity and premature death. Hence, transition and transfer from pediatric to adult care is a crucial and critical process to provide access to specialized care and lifelong surveillance...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459993/the-association-between-alcohol-consumption-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-geometry-change-in-general-korean-population
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Sung Keun Park, Kanghee Moon, Jae-Hong Ryoo, Chang-Mo Oh, Joong-Myung Choi, Jeong Gyu Kang, Ju Youn Chung, Ju Young Jung
Aims: The adverse effect of heavy alcohol intake on cardiovascular disease is well established. However, there is only limited information about the risk of subclinical left ventricular (LV) abnormality according to alcohol consumption. Thus, this study was to investigate the association between alcohol consumption and LV functional and structural abnormality. Methods and results: Study participants were 49 714 Korean adults received echocardiogram as an item of health check-up program...
April 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455218/age-dependent-functional-crosstalk-between-cardiac-fibroblasts-and-cardiomyocytes-in-a-3d-engineered-cardiac-tissue
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Yanzhen Li, Huda Asfour, Nenad Bursac
Complex heterocellular interactions between cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts in the heart involve their bidirectional signaling via cell-cell contacts, paracrine factors, and extracellular matrix (ECM). These interactions vary with heart development and pathology leading to changes in cardiac structure and function. Whether cardiac fibroblasts of different ages interact differentially with cardiomyocytes to distinctly impact their function remains unknown. Here, we explored the direct structural and functional effects of fetal and adult cardiac fibroblasts on cardiomyocytes using a tissue-engineered 3D co-culture system...
April 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451824/heart-failure-guidelines-on-pharmacotherapy
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Lampros Papadimitriou, Carine E Hamo, Javed Butler
Heart Failure (HF) is a serious emerging Public Health issue mainly in the high-income countries. In the USA, more than 6 million adults are affected. Despite the latest advances in device and pharmacological therapeutics, it still carries a huge burden, partially reflected in the annual healthcare cost of approximately $30 billion (2012) and the 5 year mortality rate of 50%. In this article, we review the medications, proven to significantly reduce mortality and morbidity in HF patients with structural myocardial disease and past or current symptoms, based on the latest North American HF guidelines...
April 28, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420661/person-centred-transition-programme-to-empower-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-transition-to-adulthood-a-study-protocol-for-a-hybrid-randomised-controlled-trial-stepstones-project
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Mariela Acuña Mora, Carina Sparud-Lundin, Ewa-Lena Bratt, Philip Moons
INTRODUCTION: When a young person grows up, they evolve from an independent child to an empowered adult. If an individual has a chronic condition, this additional burden may hamper adequate development and independence. Transition programmes for young persons with chronic disorders aim to provide the necessary skills for self-management and participation in care. However, strong evidence on the effects of these interventions is lacking. Therefore, as part of the STEPSTONES project (Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical conditionS), we propose a trial to assess the effectiveness of a structured, person-centred transition programme to empower adolescents with congenital heart disease in the transition to adulthood...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408203/surgeon-involvement-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states-a-2016-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-survey
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Joseph E Bavaria, Richard L Prager, Keith S Naunheim, Mark S Allen, Robert S D Higgins, Vinod H Thourani, Thomas E MacGillivray, Natalie Boden, Joseph F Sabik
BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) surveyed cardiothoracic surgeon participants in its Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) to learn the extent of surgeon involvement in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. METHODS: An electronic survey was delivered to 2,594 surgeons in June 2016. When the survey closed 2 weeks later, 487 completed surveys had been submitted for a response rate of 18.8%. RESULTS: Among the 487 participants in the ACSD who responded to the survey, 410 (84...
April 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407841/cardiovascular-comorbidity-in-inflammatory-rheumatological-conditions
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Jürgen Braun, Klaus Krüger, Bernhard Manger, Matthias Schneider, Christof Specker, Hans Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1.5 million adults in Germany suffer from an inflammatory rheumatological condition. The most common among these are rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis-above all axial spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease) and psoriatic arthritis. These systemic inflammatory diseases often affect the heart as well. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective literature search, on current European guidelines, and on the authors' clinical experience...
March 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402450/sudden-cardiac-death-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-does-qrs-complex-fragmentation-discriminate-in-structurally-abnormal-hearts
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Jim T Vehmeijer, Zeliha Koyak, Jouke P Bokma, Werner Budts, Louise Harris, Barbara J M Mulder, Joris R de Groot
Aims: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) causes a large portion of all mortality in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients. However, identification of high-risk patients remains challenging. Fragmented QRS-complexes (fQRS) are a marker for SCD in patients with acquired heart disease but data in ACHD patients are lacking. We therefore aim to evaluate the prognostic value of fQRS for SCD in ACHD patients. Methods and results: From a multicentre cohort of 25 790 ACHD patients, we included tachyarrhythmic SCD cases (n = 147), and controls (n = 266) matched by age, gender, congenital defect and (surgical) intervention...
April 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400369/in-utero-particulate-matter-exposure-produces-heart-failure-electrical-remodeling-and-epigenetic-changes-at-adulthood
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Vineeta Tanwar, Matthew W Gorr, Markus Velten, Clayton M Eichenseer, Victor P Long, Ingrid M Bonilla, Vikram Shettigar, Mark T Ziolo, Jonathan P Davis, Stephen H Baine, Cynthia A Carnes, Loren E Wold
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter (PM; PM2.5 [PM with diameters of <2.5 μm]) exposure during development is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes at adulthood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that in utero PM2.5 exposure alone could alter cardiac structure and function at adulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female FVB mice were exposed either to filtered air or PM2.5 at an average concentration of 73.61 μg/m(3) for 6 h/day, 7 days/week throughout pregnancy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391001/three-dimensional-mitral-valve-morphology-and-age-related-trends-children-and-young-adults-with-structurally-normal-hearts-using-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Matthew A Jolley, Sunil J Ghelani, Adi Adar, David M Harrild
BACKGROUND: The mitral valve has a complex three-dimensional (3D) morphology that is incompletely described by two-dimensional echocardiography (echo). Three-dimensional echo provides a more robust tool to analyze the mitral valve. The shape of the mitral annulus and leaflets, and differences with age, have not been described by 3D echo in normal children. Our objective was to characterize and quantify the 3D mitral valve morphology in children with normal transthoracic echocardiograms over a broad spectrum of age and to identify differences in valve shape with age...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342658/educational-needs-of-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-impact-of-a-transition-intervention-programme
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Magalie Ladouceur, Johanna Calderon, Maladon Traore, Radhia Cheurfi, Christine Pagnon, Diala Khraiche, Fanny Bajolle, Damien Bonnet
BACKGROUND: Adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) have complex health needs and require lifelong follow-up. Interventions to facilitate the paediatric-to-adult healthcare transition are recommended, but outcomes remain largely under-investigated. AIMS: To identify the educational needs and the impact of a transition intervention on knowledge and self-management skills in adolescents and young adults with CHD. METHODS: From September 2014 to May 2015, 115 adolescents and young adults with CHD (mean age 17±2 years; 47 girls) were consecutively enrolled...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318658/sudden-death-in-athletes
#18
Domenico Corrado, Alessandro Zorzi
Competitive sports activity is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiovascular death (SCD) in adolescents and young adults with clinically silent cardiovascular disorders. While in middle-aged/senior athletes atherosclerotic coronary artery disease accounts for the vast majority of SCDs, in young athletes the spectrum of substrates is wider and includes inherited (cardiomyopathies) and congenital (anomalous origin of coronary arteries) structural heart diseases. Inherited ion channel diseases have been implicated in SCDs occurring with an apparently normal heart at autopsy...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302746/current-interventional-and-surgical-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-specific-focus-on-valvular-disease-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
#19
REVIEW
Kimberly A Holst, Sameh M Said, Timothy J Nelson, Bryan C Cannon, Joseph A Dearani
Successful outcome in the care of patients with congenital heart disease depends on a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Surgery is offered for almost every heart defect, despite complexity. Early mortality for cardiac surgery in the neonatal period is ≈10% and beyond infancy is <5%, with 90% to 95% of patients surviving with a good quality of life into the adult years. Advances in imaging have facilitated accurate diagnosis and planning of interventions and surgical procedures. Similarly, advances in the perioperative medical management of patients, particularly with intensive care, has also contributed to improving outcomes...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302745/current-status-and-future-potential-of-transcatheter-interventions-in-congenital-heart-disease
#20
REVIEW
Damien P Kenny, Ziyad M Hijazi
Percutaneous therapies for congenital heart disease have evolved rapidly in the past 3 decades. This has occurred despite limited investment from industry and support from regulatory bodies resulting in a lack of specific device development. Indeed, many devices remain off-label with a best-fit approach often required, spurning an innovative culture within the subspecialty, which had arguably laid the foundation for many of the current and evolving structural heart interventions. Challenges remain, not least encouraging device design focused on smaller infants and the inevitable consequences of somatic growth...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
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