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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549119/systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-of-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-report-from-the-cardiovascular-committee-of-the-european-association-of-nuclear-medicine-endorsed-by-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular
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Elin Trägårdh, Siok Swan Tan, Jan Bucerius, Alessia Gimelli, Oliver Gaemperli, Oliver Lindner, Denis Agostini, Christopher Übleis, Roberto Sciagrà, Riemer H Slart, S Richard Underwood, Fabien Hyafil, Marcus Hacker, Hein J Verberne
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death and disability. Several diagnostic tests, such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), are accurate for the detection of CAD, as well as having prognostic value for the prediction of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the diagnostic and prognostic value of these tests should be cost-effective and should lead to improved clinical outcome. We have reviewed the literature on the cost-effectiveness of MPS in different circumstances: (i) the diagnosis and management of CAD; (ii) comparison with exercise electrocardiography (ECG) and other imaging tests; (iii) as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography (ICA), (iv) the impact of appropriate use criteria; (v) acute chest pain, and (vi) screening of asymptomatic patients with type-2 diabetes...
May 26, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546762/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-clinical-implications-in-the-evaluation-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a recently developed noninvasive, nonradiating, operator-independent technique that has been successfully used for the evaluation of congenital heart disease, valvular and pericardial diseases, iron overload, cardiomyopathies, great and coronary vessel diseases, cardiac inflammation, stress-rest myocardial perfusion, and fibrosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and other spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, mixed connective tissue diseases (CTDs), systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis are among CTDs with serious cardiovascular involvement; this is due to multiple causative factors such as myopericarditis, micro/macrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and finally heart failure...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546529/the-safety-of-electrical-cardioversion-under-the-control-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AF) requires adequate oral anticoagulation (OAC) prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    Assessment of risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of DCC under transesophageal echocardiography control (TEE) in patients with inadequate anticoagulation. PATIENTS AND METHODS    From the cohort of 316 patients admitted for DCC, 139 (age 63...
May 25, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546034/in-stent-restenosis-nine-years-after-initial-placement-of-a-drug-eluting-stent
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Dennis A Hopkinson, Vikram Raje, Ion S Jovin
In-stent restenosis after drug-eluting stent implantation is a rare event and the time frame of restenosis occurrence is less well understood for drug-eluting stent. We describe the case of a patient who presented with an acute coronary syndrome and was found to have severe focal in-stent restenosis in a drug-eluting stent that was placed 9 years earlier.
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545849/difference-in-clinical-presentations-and-related-angiographic-findings-among-early-late-and-very-late-sirolimus-eluting-stent-failures-requiring-target-lesion-revascularization
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Shunsuke Kubo, Masanobu Ohya, Akimune Kuwayama, Takenobu Shimada, Katsuya Miura, Hidewo Amano, Yusuke Hyodo, Suguru Otsuru, Seiji Habara, Takeshi Tada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Fuku, Tsuyoshi Goto, Kazushige Kadota
BACKGROUNDS: The difference in clinical presentations (acute coronary syndrome [ACS] and stable coronary artery disease [SCAD]) and related angiographic morphologies of sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) failure requiring target lesion revascularization (TLR) during early-term (<1year), late-term (1-5years), and very late-term periods (>5years) remains unknown. METHODS: Among 4484 lesions undergoing SES implantation, clinically-driven TLR was performed on 105 lesions during early-term, 169 lesions during late-term, and 147 lesions during very late-term period...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545621/risk-prediction-models-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-accompanying-cardiac-catheterization-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David W Allen, Bryan Ma, Kelvin C Leung, Michelle M Graham, Neesh Pannu, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, David Goodhart, Merril L Knudtson, Matthew T James
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients at risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is valuable for targeted prevention strategies accompanying cardiac catheterization. METHODS: We searched MedLine and EMBASE for articles that developed or validated a clinical prediction model for CI-AKI or dialysis after angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. Random effects meta-analysis was used to pool c-statistics of models. Heterogeneity was explored using stratified analyses and meta-regression...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545334/head-to-head-comparison-of-cardiac-troponin-t-and-troponin-i-in-patients-without-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Ásthildur Árnadóttir, Christine Falk-Klein, Kasper Iversen
BACKGROUND: Cardiac specific troponin T (cTnT) and troponin I (cTnI) are considered diagnostically equal in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this systematic review was to compare the prevalence and prognostic strength of elevations of cTnT and cTnI in patients with other conditions than ACS. METHODS: A systemic review was conducted in concordance with the PRISMA guidelines. The studies were identified by searching PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register, through May to August 2016...
May 26, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545279/-impact-of-gender-and-age-on-in-hospital-major-adverse-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-of-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Q N Shen, D X Wang, H B Zhai, Z C Dong, J Liu, B Zhang
Objective: To investigate the impact of gender and age on in-hospital major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods: This is a retrospective single-center study. A total of consecutive 1 102 patients with acute STEMI admitted to our hospital from January 2001 to December 2010 were recruited and clinical data were analyzed. The primary end point was in-hospital death due to any cause, and the secondary end point was in-hospital composite end point including death, re-infarction and stroke...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545277/-effect-of-the-ischemic-post-conditioning-on-the-prevention-of-the-cardio-renal-damage-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Y Y Wang, T Li, Y W Liu, B J Liu, X M Hu, Y Wang, W Q Gao, P Wu, L Huang, X Li, W J Peng, M Ning
Objective: To evaluate the effect of the ischemic post-conditioning (IPC) on the prevention of the cardio-renal damage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Methods: A total of 251 consecutive STEMI patients underwent PPCI in the heart center of Tianjin Third Central Hospital from January 2012 to June 2014 were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, control, single-blinded, clinical registry study. Patients were randomly divided into IPC group (123 cases) and control group (128 cases) with random number table...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545073/the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-ticagrelor-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-general-acs-patients-and-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qiutong Tan, Xin Jiang, Sichao Huang, Tiantian Zhang, Lin Chen, Siwen Xie, Enpan Mo, Jun Xu, Shaohui Cai
OBJECTIVE: In this study, a systematic evaluation was conducted to estimate the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in general ACS patients and a diabetes mellitus (DM) group. METHODS: A search of PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, CNKI databases was conducted to analyze relevant randomized controlled trails (RCTs) of ticagrelor treating ACS during 2007 to 2015. Article screening, quality accessing and data extracting was independently undertaken by two reviewers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544831/aortic-root-surgery-in-marfan-syndrome-medium-term-outcome-in-a-single-center-experience
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Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Heidi M Connolly, Christopher G Scott, Naser M Ammash, Juan M Bowen, Hartzell V Schaff
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to analyze the authors' experience with aortic root surgery in Marfan syndrome (MFS), and to expand the surgical outcome data of patients meeting the Ghent criteria (Marfan registry). METHODS: Analyses were performed of data acquired from MFS patients (who met the Ghent criteria), including an aortic root surgery and Kaplan-Meier survival. RESULTS: Between April 2004 and February 2012, a total of 59 MFS patients (mean age at surgery 36 ± 13 years) underwent 67 operations for aortic root aneurysm (n = 52), aortic valve (AV) regurgitation (n = 15), acute aortic dissection (n = 2), and/or mitral valve (MV) regurgitation resulting from MV prolapse (n = 7)...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544826/preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-analysis-of-interleaflets-triangles-to-guide-aortic-root-repair-procedures
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Claudia Romagnoni, Andrea Mangini, Monica Contino, Rubina Rosa, Sonia Ippolito, Guido Gelpi, Carlo Antona
BACKGROUND: Stabilization of the ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) is gaining increasing interest in the context of aortic valve repair, since its dilation is a well-recognized risk factor for long-term repair failure. Interleaflets triangles are key elements of the VAJ, but cannot be completely visualized using echocardiography. A three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of electrocardiogram-triggered computed tomography (CT) scan images allows an analysis of the real dimensions and anatomic characteristics of the subcommissural triangles...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544618/a-method-for-maintaining-vascular-access-when-impella-exchange-is-required
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B Scott Cook, Cleve Wilson, Brooke Kaiser, Raj Baljepally
A 45-year old male with no prior cardiac history, presented with cardiogenic shock in the setting of an anterolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction. We first placed a 2.5 Impella for hemodynamic support, and proceeded with emergent percutaneous coronary intervention to the proximal LAD. Several hours following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the patient became acutely hypotensive and an echocardiogram revealed the Impella catheter was kinked within the left ventricle. The patient was taken back to the cath lab for Impella adjustment; however, damage to the distal catheter required the Impella be exchanged...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544535/%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin-exerts-greater-cardioprotective-effects-on-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-than-astaxanthin-by-attenuating-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-mice
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Wanpitak Pongkan, Osamu Takatori, Yinhua Ni, Liang Xu, Naoto Nagata, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Soichiro Usui, Shuichi Kaneko, Masayuki Takamura, Minoru Sugiura, Nipon Chattipakorn, Tsuguhito Ota
SCOPE: β-Cryptoxanthin and astaxanthin are antioxidant carotenoid pigments that inhibit lipid peroxidation as potently as vitamin E. We hypothesized that acute treatment with β-cryptoxanthin and astaxanthin causes similar reductions in the sizes of cardiac infarcts caused by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury by attenuating oxidative stress and cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: C57BL/6 mice (n = 36) were randomized to receive vehicle, β-cryptoxanthin, astaxanthin or vitamin E at 50 mg/kg by gavage feeding prior to I/R injury...
May 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543803/predictive-value-of-inflammatory-factors-on-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-who-underwent-an-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ying Yuan, Hong Qiu, Xiaoying Hu, Tong Luo, Xiaojin Gao, Xueyan Zhao, Jun Zhang, Yuan Wu, Shubin Qiao, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is one of the most serious complications in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), especially in those with acute coronary syndrome. It has been shown that inflammation may play an important role in the pathophysiology of CI-AKI. HYPOTHESIS: Inflammatory factors may play a predominant role in the prediction of CI-AKI in patients who undergo emergency PCI. METHODS: Patients who underwent emergency PCI from 2013 to 2015 were consecutively enrolled and were divided into CI-AKI and non-CI-AKI groups...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542373/comparative-effectiveness-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-in-preventing-cardiovascular-mortality-and-morbidity-a-network-meta-analysis
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Gyeongsil Lee, Seung-Won Oh, Seung-Sik Hwang, Ji Won Yoon, Sungchan Kang, Hee-Kyung Joh, Hyuktae Kwon, Jeehyun Kim, Danbee Park
In the Guidance for Industry from the Food and Drug Administration in 2008, excess cardiovascular risk should be ruled out in trials of all new antidiabetic drugs; however, relatively few studies have focused on cardiovascular safety with antidiabetic drug use. We aimed to examine mortality and cardiovascular risk using a network meta-analysis. We searched the Medline, Embase, Cochrane, and ClinicalTrials.gov registry databases in March 2016 to identify randomized controlled trials reporting cardiovascular risk with the following oral antidiabetic drugs: metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinedione (TZD), dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors, and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542339/bioenergetic-profile-of-human-coronary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-and-effect-of-metabolic-intervention
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Mingming Yang, Amy E Chadwick, Caroline Dart, Tomoko Kamishima, John M Quayle
Bioenergetics of artery smooth muscle cells is critical in cardiovascular health and disease. An acute rise in metabolic demand causes vasodilation in systemic circulation while a chronic shift in bioenergetic profile may lead to vascular diseases. A decrease in intracellular ATP level may trigger physiological responses while dedifferentiation of contractile smooth muscle cells to a proliferative and migratory phenotype is often observed during pathological processes. Although it is now possible to dissect multiple building blocks of bioenergetic components quantitatively, detailed cellular bioenergetics of artery smooth muscle cells is still largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542320/the-ik1-kir2-1-channel-agonist-zacopride-prevents-and-cures-acute-ischemic-arrhythmias-in-the-rat
#18
Xu-Wen Zhai, Li Zhang, Yun-Fei Guo, Ying Yang, Dong-Ming Wang, Yan Zhang, Pan Li, Yi-Fan Niu, Qi-Long Feng, Bo-Wei Wu, Ji-Min Cao, Qing-Hua Liu
Arrhythmogenesis in acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with depolarization of resting membraine potential (RMP) and decrease of inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) in cardiomyocytes. However, clinical anti-arrhythmic agents that primarily act on RMP by enhancing the IK1 channel are not currently available. We hypothesized that zacopride, a selective and moderate agonist of the IK1/Kir2.1 channels, prevents and cures acute ischemic arrhythmias. To test this viewpoint, adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to MI by ligating the left main coronary artery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542272/factors-associated-with-poor-outcomes-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Chih-Chin Kao, Ju-Yeh Yang, Likwang Chen, Chia-Ter Chao, Yu-Sen Peng, Chih-Kang Chiang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Kuan-Yu Hung
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is one of the dialysis modalities for critically ill patients. Despite intensive dialysis care, a high mortality rate is found in these patients. Our objective was to investigate the factors associated with poor outcomes in these patients. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the National Health Insurance Research Database. Records of critically ill patients who received CRRT between 2007 and 2011 were retrieved, and the patients were categorized into two groups: those with acute kidney injury (AKI) and those with history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541601/the-approach-to-coronary-bifurcation-treatment-and-its-outcomes-in-poland-the-single-center-experience
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Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Rakesh Jalali, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Coronary bifurcation lesions pose therapeutic problems during percutaneous coronary interventions. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of coronary bifurcation treatment and associated angiographic as well as clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2014 patients with stable coronary artery disease or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) were treated with regular drug-eluting stents (rDES) or dedicated bifurcation stents (BiOSS Expert® or BiOSS LIM®)...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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