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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933101/-discussion-on-relevant-theories-of-qi-blood-shen-and-formula-implication-of-guan-xin-jing-capsule
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Rui-Ping Li, Guo-Hua Yu, Jun-Fang Li, Shi-Huan Tang
In the field of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM),the definition of "Shen" contains a broad concept and a narrow concept. Broad "Shen" is the dominator and administrator of human vital movement,while narrow "Shen" means spirit, consciousness, thinking and emotions of human. "Shen" originates from innate essence of parents, and survives on acquired essence of water and food as well as the nutrition of its metaplastic Qi-Blood-Body fluid. Qi-Blood,the most precious asset of human body, is a quite important section of one person and the central material basis of "Shen-Zhi"...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932353/diagnosis-and-management-challenges-of-in-stent-restenosis-in-coronary-arteries
#2
REVIEW
M Chadi Alraies, Fahed Darmoch, Ramyashree Tummala, Ron Waksman
Over the course of the 3 decades, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent implantation transformed the practice of cardiology. PCI with stenting is currently the most widely performed procedure for the treatment of symptomatic coronary disease. In large trials, drug-eluting stents (DES) have led to a significant reduction in in-stent restenosis (ISR) rates, one of the major limitations of bare-metal stents. Due to these favorable findings, DES was rapidly and widely adopted enabling more complex coronary interventions...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928990/detection-of-a-left-superior-vena-cava-during-a-pacemaker-implantation-in-cotonou
#3
A Sonou, M Hounkponou, L Codjo, P M Adjagba, C Houehanou, H Dohou, S Assani, Y Tchabi, M Houenassi
Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly. Its prevalence in the general population is 0.1 to 0.5%. LSVC is 5 times rarer when accompanied by an absence of the right superior vena cava (RSVC). We present the case of a 54-year-old man who carries a persistent LSVC without RSVC. Clinically, this patient presented a regular bradycardia at 40 per minute associated with a heart failure syndrome. The electrocardiogram diagnosed a complete atrioventricular block and transthoracic echocardiography showed dilated left heart cavities and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 50%...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923550/feelings-of-being-disabled-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-mortality-in-men-and-women-post-pci-up-to-12years
#4
Michael J Bergmann, Elisabeth M W J Utens, Tom A J de Jager, Sumant P Radhoe, Joost Daemen, Mattie J Lenzen, Ron T van Domburg, Karolijn Dulfer
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether feelings of being disabled are a relevant psychological factor that determines long term outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Therefore, we evaluated 'feelings of being disabled' as an independent risk factor for mortality 12years post-PCI. METHODS: The study population comprised a consecutive series of CAD patients (n=845) treated with PCI as part of the Taxus-Stent Evaluated At Rotterdam Cardiology Hospital (T-SEARCH) registry...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919613/non-invasively-measured-carotid-artery-intima-medial-thickness-may-be-a-more-useful-marker-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-diabetic-than-non-diabetic-patients
#5
C M Ahmed, M K Hasan, B C Goswami, S K Banerjee, M F Rahman, H H Samira, D F Osmani, M N Hasan
Carotid intima-medial thickness has long been proposed as a surrogate marker of atherosclerotic vascular disease in other vascular beds, most notably the coronary arteries with its practical implications. This observational study aimed at exploring the relationship of a hypothetical stronger relationship of carotid intima-medial thickness with coronary artery disease in diabetic patients than non-diabetic counterparts. Thirty diabetic patients and 74 non-diabetic patients who were referred for coronary angiogram in the Departments of Cardiology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh from January, 2002 and December, 2003 were studied...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919601/relationship-between-echocardiographic-epicardial-adipose-tissue-eat-thickness-and-angiographically-detected-coronary-artery-disease
#6
G R Bhuiyan, G C Roy, M A Siddique, M Rahman, K Ahmed, F Nahar
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a particular form of visceral adipose tissue deposited around the heart and there is growing evidence about the physiological and metabolic importance of EAT, especially in the association of cardiovascular risk profiles and the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. This observational, cross sectional study was done to determine the relationship between echocardiographic epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness and coronary artery disease (CAD). Total 123 patients with established or suspected coronary artery disease admitted for coronary angiogram in the department of Cardiology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from November 2010 to the end of April 2011 were included in this study...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916641/inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-the-end-of-a-controversy
#7
Göran K Hansson
Does inflammation matter in coronary artery disease? Is it a driving force in atherosclerosis, or merely an epiphenomenon? And is there space for novel therapies besides those targeting cholesterol? The CANTOS trial, which was presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona a few weeks ago provides answers to these important questions. Indeed, the results of this trial open up a new avenue for cardiovascular prevention.
September 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914558/robotics-in-percutaneous-cardiovascular-interventions
#8
Ali Pourdjabbar, Lawrence Ang, Omid Behnamfar, Mitul P Patel, Ryan R Reeves, Paul T Campbell, Ryan D Madder, Ehtisham Mahmud
The fundamental technique of performing percutaneous cardiovascular (CV) interventions has remained unchanged and requires operators to wear heavy lead aprons to minimize exposure to ionizing radiation. Robotic technology is now being utilized in interventional cardiology partially as a direct result of the increasing appreciation of the long-term occupational hazards of the field. This review was undertaken to report the clinical outcomes of percutaneous robotic coronary and peripheral vascular interventions...
September 15, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913725/exercise-and-competitive-sport-physiology-adaptations-and-uncertain-long-term-risks
#9
REVIEW
Patrick T Gleason, Jonathan H Kim
The benefits of regular and moderate exercise training on cardiovascular outcomes have been well established. In addition, strenuous exercise training leads to corollary cardiac structural and functional adaptations that are sport-specific and facilitate athletic performance. In this review, the normal physiologic and hemodynamic changes that occur during exercise and the subsequent differential exercise-induced cardiac remodeling patterns that develop will be discussed. Paradoxically, recent data have raised concern about the long-term impact of higher doses of physical activity and exercise on mortality and cardiovascular health outcomes...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899385/coronary-artery-calcium-score-plays-an-important-role-for-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-in-the-statin-benefit-groups-of-asymptomatic-individuals
#10
Dong-Hyeon Lee, Ho-Joong Youn, Hae-Ok Jung, Kiyuk Chang, Yun-Seok Choi, Jung Im Jung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the relationship between statin benefit groups based on statin-intensity class of drugs and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in an asymptomatic Korean population. METHODS: A total of 3914 asymptomatic individuals (mean age: 55 ± 10 years; male: female = 2649: 1265) who underwent MDCT for health examination between January 2009 and December 2012 were retrospectively enrolled...
September 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894603/are-acute-coronary-syndromes-an-ideal-scenario-for-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation
#11
REVIEW
Elisabetta Moscarella, Alfonso Ielasi, Maria Carmen De Angelis, Fortunato Scotto di Uccio, Enrico Cerrato, Roberta De Rosa, Gianluca Campo, Attilio Varricchio
Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS) represent the latest innovation in the field of interventional cardiology. BRS have recently been introduced in routine clinical practice and their use has progressively extended in everyday clinical practice. The BRS use appears theoretically attractive in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) as they are generally young with long life expectancy, thus possibly benefiting more of the so-called vascular reparative therapy. Furthermore, "culprit" lesions are usually softer and more easily expandable by current BRS compared to stable chronic lesions...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891709/-carvedilol-in-the-everyday-interventional-cardiology-practice
#12
Attila Kónyi
The treatment of severe coronary stenoses with stent implantation is very effective nevertheless, the underlying problem of atherosclerosis remains unsolved with the implantation of a stent. Therefore, besides lifestyle changes, the adequate medication therapy is of pivotal importance. In the majority of patients scheduled for or acutely undergoing catheterisation, beta-blockers form the basis of medication therapy. Members of the group, however, show significant differences in terms of pharmacodynamics. The third-generation beta-blocker and vasodilator carvedilol possesses complex adrenerg-blocking and Ca-channel blocking effects as well...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889135/acute-outcome-of-chronic-total-occlusion-cto-recanalizsation-in-the-elderly
#13
J E Guelker, T Rock, R Ott, M Katoh, K Kroeger, R Guelker, H G Klues, D I Shin, A Bufe
OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of total chronic total occlusion (CTO) still remains a major challenge in interventional cardiology. There is only insignificant knowledge reported in the literature about age differences in CTO recanalization. We analyzed in this study the issue of the impact of age on procedural characteristics, complications and short-term outcome. METHODS: Between 2012-2016 we included 440 patients. They underwent PCI for at least one CTO...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888531/post-cardiac-injury-syndrome-an-atypical-case-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#14
Silvia Paiardi, Francesco Cannata, Michele Ciccarelli, Antonio Voza
Post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is a syndrome characterized by pericardial and/or pleural effusion, triggered by a cardiac injury, usually a myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery, rarely a minor cardiovascular percutaneous procedure. Nowadays, the post-cardiac injury syndrome, is regaining importance and interest as an emerging cause of pericarditis, especially in developed countries, due to a great and continuous increase in the number and complexity of percutaneous cardiologic procedures. The etiopathogenesis seems mediated by the immunitary system producing immune complexes, which deposit in the pericardium and pleura and trigger an inflammatory response...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886926/2017-focused-update-of-the-2016%C3%A2-acc%C3%A2-expert-consensus-decision-pathway-on-the-role-of-non-statin-therapies-for-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-in%C3%A2-the-management-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-task-force
#15
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Pamela B Morris, Christie M Ballantyne, Kim K Birtcher, David D Daly, Sondra M DePalma, Margo B Minissian, Carl E Orringer, Sidney C Smith
In 2016, the American College of Cardiology published the first expert consensus decision pathway (ECDP) on the role of non-statin therapies for low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol lowering in the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. Since the publication of that document, additional evidence and perspectives have emerged from randomized clinical trials and other sources, particularly considering the longer-term efficacy and safety of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in secondary prevention of ASCVD...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886622/2017-esc-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-developed-in-collaboration-with-eacts-the-task-force-for-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-and-of-the-european-association
#16
Marco Valgimigli, Héctor Bueno, Robert A Byrne, Jean-Philippe Collet, Francesco Costa, Anders Jeppsson, Peter Jüni, Adnan Kastrati, Philippe Kolh, Laura Mauri, Gilles Montalescot, Franz-Josef Neumann, Mate Petricevic, Marco Roffi, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano
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August 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885062/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-always-coronary-angiography
#17
Andrea Rognoni, Chiara Cavallino, Marco Giovanni Mennuni, Lucia Barbieri, Roberta Rosso, Francesco Rametta, Federico Nardi, Alessandro Lupi, Angelo Sante Bongo
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains one of the principle challenges in the setting of critical care medicine and emergency cardiology. Areas covered: Long-term survival rates even after successful resuscitation are variable but increasing in the recent years; due to the improvement of base and advanced cardiac life support techniques an increasing number of resuscitated patients are admitted to the hospital. Recent data suggested that patients surviving to hospital discharge after OHCA presented long-term outcome similar to patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
September 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884447/guidelines-in-review-comparison-of-esc-and-acc-aha-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Jubin Joseph, Alejandro Velasco, Fadi G Hage, Eliana Reyes
In 2012, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines jointly with the American College of Physicians, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons produced a set of recommendations intended to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease. Two years later, a focused update on the 2012 guidelines was published...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883227/utilization-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-agents-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention%C3%A3-retrospective-cohort-study-using-a-nationwide-claims-database-in-japan
#19
Fumiko Ono, Shiro Tanaka, Yoko M Nakao, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: The European Society of Cardiology recommends a risk-based antithrombotic strategy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) based on CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores. However, because it is unclear if that strategy can be generalized to Asians, we aimed to describe antithrombotic therapies among Japanese patients.Methods and Results:Using a nationwide claims database in Japan, this retrospective cohort study identified AF patients who underwent PCI from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015...
September 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883224/time-trend-in-interest-and-satisfaction-towards-clinical-training-and-academic-activities-among-early-career-cardiologists%C3%A3-the-japanese-circulation-society-post-graduate-training-survey
#20
Takashi Kohno, Shun Kohsaka, Yasuyoshi Takei, Keiichi Fukuda, Yukio Ozaki, Akira Yamashina
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction among early-career cardiologists is a key performance metric for cardiovascular (CV) educational programs. To assess the time trend in the interest and activities of early-career cardiologists regarding their training, we conducted web-based surveys in 2011 and 2015.Methods and Results:Early-career cardiologists were defined as physicians who planned to attend Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) annual meetings within 10 years of graduation. A total of 272 and 177 participants completed the survey for the years 2011 and 2015, respectively...
September 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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