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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541591/infective-endocarditis-cinderella-in-cardiology
#1
Amit Kaura, Dorota Dworakowska, Rafal Dworakowski
Infective endocarditis (IE) is uncommon, however, the incidence is on the rise [1]. Despite improvements in its management, infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant short- and long-term morbidity and mortality [2]. A definitive diagnosis of IE may be challenging and is often delayed due to the highly variable and non-specific symptoms at patient presentation, alongside limited availability of specialist services [3]. In addition to IE remaining a diagnostic challenge, the decisions about the treatment modality (medical vs surgical) and the timing of potential valve surgery are demanding, despite established national and international guidelines [4]...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541499/hypertension-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-executive-summary-of-a-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-esc-council-on-hypertension-endorsed-by-the-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana
#2
Gregory Y H Lip, Antonio Coca, Thomas Kahan, Giuseppe Boriani, Antonis S Manolis, Michael Hecht Olsen, Ali Oto, Tatjana S Potpara, Jan Steffel, Francisco Marín, Márcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, Giovanni de Simone, Wendy S Tzou, Chern En Chiang, Bryan Williams
Hypertension (HTN) is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure. Hypertensive heart disease can manifest as many types of cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly being atrial fibrillation (AF). Both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias may occur in HTN patients, especially in those with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), CAD or HF. In addition, high doses of thiazide diuretics commonly used to treat hypertension, may result in electrolyte abnormalities (eg...
May 25, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540209/myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-for-evaluation-of-coronary-artery-disease-by-computed-tomography
#3
REVIEW
Filippo Cademartiri, Sara Seitun, Alberto Clemente, Ludovico La Grutta, Patrizia Toia, Giuseppe Runza, Massimo Midiri, Erica Maffei
During the last decade coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has become the preeminent non-invasive imaging modality to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) with high accuracy. However, CTA has a limited value in assessing the hemodynamic significance of a given stenosis due to a modest specificity and positive predictive value. In recent years, different CT techniques for detecting myocardial ischemia have emerged, such as CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT), transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG), and myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) imaging...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537000/advances-in-clinical-cardiology-2016-a-summary-of-the-key-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Alastair Gray, Conor McQuillan, Ian B A Menown
INTRODUCTION: The findings of many new cardiology clinical trials over the last year have been published or presented at major international meetings. This paper aims to describe and place in context a summary of the key clinical trials in cardiology presented between January and December 2016. METHODS: The authors reviewed clinical trials presented at major cardiology conferences during 2016 including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and the American Heart Association (AHA)...
May 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534422/psychosocial-risk-factors-in-relation-to-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-coronary-heart-disease-results-from-the-euroaspire-iv-survey-a-registry-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology
#5
Nana Pogosova, Kornelia Kotseva, Dirk De Bacquer, Roland von Känel, Delphine De Smedt, Jan Bruthans, Maryna Dolzhenko
Background Depression and anxiety are established psychosocial risk factors for coronary heart disease. Contemporary data on their prevalence and associations with other risk factors were evaluated as part of the EUROASPIRE IV survey. Design The design of this study was cross-sectional. Methods The study group consisted of 7589 patients from 24 European countries examined at a median of 1.4 years after hospitalisation due to coronary heart disease events. Depression and anxiety were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533839/-epidemiology-of-the-relationship-between-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
#6
Yassine Ragbaoui, Chafia Chehbouni, Ayoub El Hammiri, Rachida Habbal
Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are diseases which often coexist aggravating prognosis and constituting a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with chronic heart failure and to determine the clinical profile of this group of patients. We conducted a retrospective descriptive study based on the registry of heart failure of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Centre from June 2006 to March 2015. All patients over 18 years of age with chronic heart failure associated with atrial fibrillation were included in the study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532775/prognostic-implications-of-mid-range-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-on-patients-presenting-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#7
Gilad Margolis, Shafik Khoury, Jeremy Ben-Shoshan, Sevan Letourneau-Shesaf, Nir Flint, Gad Keren, Yacov Shacham
The new European Society of Cardiology guidelines reclassified heart failure according to left ventricular ejection fraction, recognizing patients with mid-range EF (mrEF; 40% to 49%) as a distinct group. We sought to investigate the clinical profile, in-hospital outcomes, and long-term mortality of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention who had mrEF. We conducted a retrospective study of 2,086 consecutive patients with STEMI between December 2007 and June 2016 who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention and had a comprehensive echocardiographic examination performed within 72 hours of hospital admission...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523462/statin-prescription-strategies-and-atherogenic-cholesterol-goals-attainment-in-lebanese-coronary-artery-disease-patients
#8
Soubra Lama, Domiati Souraya, Fattouh Youssef
Background Current guidelines recommend a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal of <1.8 mmol/L (<70 mg/dL) and a non high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goal of <2.6 mmol/L (<00 mg/dL) for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Objective This study aimed to describe real-life statin prescription strategies and to assess their effectiveness in terms of LDL-C and non-HDL-C goals attainment in a cohort of CAD patients. Setting Outpatient cardiology specialty clinics located in main Lebanese cities...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516369/management-of-elderly-patients-with-a%C3%A2-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
#9
REVIEW
M E Gimbel, J M Ten Berg
Elderly patients with an acute coronary syndrome are underrepresented in randomised controlled trials. Neither the European Society of Cardiology nor the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology acute coronary syndrome guidelines provide specific recommendations for elderly patients. However, elderly patients are at higher thrombotic and bleeding risk compared with younger patients leading to difficulties in choosing the optimal treatment. In this review, we discuss the uncertainties we encounter in treating elderly patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome and suggest treatment options based on the existing literature...
May 17, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511683/acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-admitted-to-a-cardiology-vs-non-cardiology-service-variations-in-treatment-outcome
#10
Deirdre E O'Neill, Danielle A Southern, Colleen M Norris, Blair J O'Neill, Helen J Curran, Michelle M Graham
BACKGROUND: Specialized cardiology services have contributed to reduced mortality in acute coronary syndromes (ACS).  We sought to evaluate the outcomes of ACS patients admitted to non-cardiology services in Southern Alberta. METHODS: Retrospective chart review performed on all troponin-positive patients in the Calgary Health Region identified those diagnosed with ACS by their attending team. Patients admitted to non-cardiology and cardiology services were compared, using linked data from the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry and the Strategic Clinical Network for Cardiovascular Health and Stroke...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511320/-guideline-and-consensus-for-the-management-of-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-2016
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May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509889/the-role-of-nitrates-in-the-management-of-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-review-of-the-current-evidence-and-guidelines
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Mehul A Pragani, Karan P Desai, Doralisa Morrone, Mandeep S Sidhu, William E Boden
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and can result in significant morbidity. In particular, stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is a condition that affects nearly 9 million individuals in the United States alone, with substantial annual health care costs related to recurrent medical visits and chronic disease management. Nitrates form a cornerstone of SIHD management by reducing myocardial oxygen consumption and increasing exercise capacity by several mechanisms, including increasing epicardial blood flow through vasodilation and decreased vascular resistance, blunting coronary steal, and reducing preload...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506476/adherence-to-lipid-management-guidelines-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-and-major-adverse-limb-events-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-chronic-limb-threatening-ischemia
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Thomas F X O'Donnell, Sarah E Deery, Jeremy D Darling, Katie E Shean, Murray A Mittleman, Gabrielle N Yee, Matthew R Dernbach, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association lipid management guidelines recommend high-intensity statins for all patients ≤75 years old with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and moderate-intensity statins for CLTI patients >75 years old without contraindications or on dialysis, but these recommendations are based primarily on coronary and stroke data. We aimed to validate these guidelines in patients with CLTI and to assess current adherence to these recommendations...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504237/turkey-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#14
Ismail Dogu Kilic, Erdem Karacop, Ramazan Akdemir, Omer Goktekin
Growing populations and ageing demographics lead to an increased burden of ischaemic heart disease and related cardiovascular interventions, resulting in pressure on healthcare systems. Although the healthcare system in Turkey has undergone comprehensive remodelling over the last decade, there are many challenges to overcome, including better reimbursement for cardiovascular interventions, standardisation of interventional cardiology services and research-related activities. In this manuscript, we present an overview of coronary and structural heart interventions in Turkey, as well as providing information on current reimbursement policies and the healthcare system...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504236/switzerland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#15
Fabio Rigamonti, Gregor Fahrni, Micha Maeder, Stéphane Cook, Daniel Weilenmann, Peter Wenaweser, Christian Röthlisberger, Roberto Corti, Hans Rickli, Christoph Kaiser, Marco Roffi
In 2015, Switzerland had a population of 8.3 million inhabitants. Since the first coronary angioplasty performed by Andreas Grüntzig in Zurich in 1977, the number of percutaneous procedures has steadily increased. The aim of this report is to summarise the current state of catheter-based cardiac interventions in adults in the country and to detail trends between 2010 and 2015. Since 1987, the Working Group for Interventional Cardiology of the Swiss Society of Cardiology has collected annually aggregate data from all facilities with cardiac catheterisation laboratories in the country...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504234/spain-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#16
Bruno García Del Blanco, Pilar Jiménez Quevedo, José D Diaz, Felipe Hernández, José Ramón Rumoroso, Manel Sabaté, José Maria de la Torre Hernandez, Ana Serrador, Armando Pérez de Prado, Javier Goicolea, Ramiro Trillo, Manolo Pan
Since 1990 The Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology has presented a yearly report on the data collected in the National Registry, with online support since 2010. The Steering Committee has analysed all data provided voluntarily by institutions, which consisted of a total of anywhere between 105 and 113 hospitals. Medical care was provided to a population of 46.8 million inhabitants in 2015. During this period, diagnostic procedures increased progressively from 2010, reaching a maximum of 145,836 in 2015, 86% (125,484) corresponding to coronary angiograms...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504233/serbia-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#17
Sinisa Stojkovic, Dejan Milasinovic, Nenad Bozinovic, Aleksandar Davidovic, Dragan Debeljacki, Nemanja Djenic, Sasa Hinic, Nikola Jagic, Olivera Micic, Vladimir Mitov, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Milan Nikolic, Dragan Sagic, Goran Stankovic
Serbia's interventional community has been facing the multifaceted challenge of an ageing population with cardiovascular diseases as the primary cause of death nationwide, coronary artery disease (CAD) being the most prevalent subset. The following two fields of activity have marked the trajectory of progress in the field of interventional cardiology in Serbia: first, the expansion of the infrastructure, mainly through the opening of new catheterisation laboratories across all of the country's administrative regions, which has resulted in better accessibility to coronary interventions for the general population; second, the creation of national platforms for continuous education, training and the promotion of clinical research in interventional cardiology, with close programmatic links to European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)-based educational initiatives, including the curriculum for interventional cardiology...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504232/portugal-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#18
Rui Campante Teles, Gustavo Pires-Morais, Pedro Canas da Silva, Rui Cruz Ferreira, Manuel de Sousa Almeida, Filipe Seixo, Marco Costa, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Jorge Marques, João Carlos Silva, Hélder Pereira, Pedro Farto E Abreu, Henrique Carvalho, Eduardo Infante de Oliveira
The aim of the present paper is to report trends in Portuguese interventional cardiology from 2010 to 2015. We studied data from the prospective multicentre Portuguese National Registry of Interventional Cardiology (RNCI) to analyse percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures and structural heart interventions from 2010 to 2015. A total of 73,977 PCIs and 780 transcatheter aortic valve implants were performed during the study period. Since 2010 there has been a 60% increase in PCI procedures and a twofold increase in primary angioplasty rates reaching 316 per million population...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504231/poland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#19
Jacek Legutko, Zbigniew Siudak, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Dudek
For the last five years, invasive cardiology in Poland has developed extensively. Currently, 98% of the 161 Polish cathlabs operate in 24/7 mode, 37 of them supported by cardiac surgery departments on-site. A certification curriculum for interventional cardiology operators is supported by dedicated workshops and scientific meetings during national conferences. The rise in the number of coronary angiographies and PCIs was paralleled by an increased use of drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds and physiologic assessment of coronary arteries...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504230/macedonia-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#20
Sasko Kedev, Biljana Zafirovska, Oliver Kalpak, Slobodan Antov, Jorgo Kostov, Igor Spiroski, Hristo Pejkov, Marjan Boshev, Ivan Vasllev, Aleksandar Jovkovski, Hajber Taravari, Danica Petkoska, Darko Kitanoski
The aim of this report is to describe invasive cardiology procedural practice in Macedonia during the period from 2010 to 2015. Details of all consecutive 39,899 patients who underwent cardiovascular, peripheral or structural heart procedures during the period from 2010 until 2015 were examined. Clinical and procedure characteristics, access site, procedural success and complications were analysed. The number of coronary angiographies increased from 5,540 in 2010 to 8,550 in 2015. Transfemoral access (TFA) was present in 4% of coronary angiographies in 2010 and had decreased to 1% in 2015...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
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