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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819961/-bioresorbable-scaffolds-in-the-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-expert-consensus-statement-of-the-association-of-cardiovascular-interventions-of-the-polish-cardiac-society-acvi-pcs
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Krzysztof Reczuch, Krzysztof Milewski, Wojciech Wąsek, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Wojciech Wojakowski, Michał Hawranek, Adrian Włodarczak, Tomasz Pawłowski, Janusz Kochman, Sławomir Dobrzycki, Marek Grygier, Andrzej Ochała, Jarosław Wójcik, Maciej Lesiak, Dariusz Dudek, Jacek Legutko
Bioresorbable scaffold coated with antimitotic drug is the latest development in the coronary stents technology. The concept of temporary scaffolding and natural vessel healing after angioplasty is a very attractive alternative to conventional metal stents. The results of the first observational studies have confirmed their ultimate biodegradation. Newest results of randomised trials and registries in broader clinical and anatomical indications also revealed the limitations of the first generation of scaffolds...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817780/us-internists-awareness-and-use-of-overtreatment-guidelines-a-national-survey
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Kira L Ryskina, Eric S Holmboe, Elizabeth Bernabeo, Rachel M Werner, Judy A Shea, Judith A Long
OBJECTIVES: To assess physician views and perceived adoption of overtreatment guidelines and measure whether adoption of these guidelines influenced the recommendation of a targeted service. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey mailed from July 2014 to January 2015 to 902 internists who completed residency between 2003 and 2013, randomly selected from the American Medical Association Masterfile. METHODS: Poisson regression was used to model the rate of recommending a targeted service included in the guidelines, based on the level of guideline adoption...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817508/end-tidal-co2-guided-chest-compression-delivery-improves-survival-in-a-neonatal-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest-model
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Justin T Hamrick, Jennifer L Hamrick, Utpal Bhalala, Jillian S Armstrong, Jeong-Hoo Lee, Ewa Kulikowicz, Jennifer K Lee, Sapna R Kudchadkar, Raymond C Koehler, Elizabeth A Hunt, Donald H Shaffner
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether end-tidal CO2-guided chest compression delivery improves survival over standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation after prolonged asphyxial arrest. DESIGN: Preclinical randomized controlled study. SETTING: University animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: 1-2-week-old swine. INTERVENTIONS: After undergoing a 20-minute asphyxial arrest, animals received either standard or end-tidal CO2-guided cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
August 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815597/cardiac-action-potential-repolarization-re-visited-early-repolarization-shows-all-or-none-behaviour
#4
Beatriz Trenor, Karen Cardona, Javier Saiz, Denis Noble, Wayne Giles
In healthy mammalian hearts the action potential (AP) waveform initiates and modulates each contraction, or heartbeat. As a result, action potential height and duration are key physiological variables. In addition, rate-dependent changes in ventricular action potential duration (APD), and variations in APD at a fixed heart rate, are both reliable biomarkers of electrophysiological stability. Present guidelines for the likelihood that candidate drugs will increase arrhythmias rely on small changes in APD and Q-T intervals as criteria for Safety Pharmacology decisions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814664/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-treatment-with-carvedilol-for-heart-failure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Samar Farha, Didem Saygin, Margaret M Park, Hoi I Cheong, Kewal Asosingh, Suzy Aa Comhair, Olivia R Stephens, Emir C Roach, Jacqueline Sharp, Kristin B Highland, Frank P DiFilippo, Donald R Neumann, W H Wilson Tang, Serpil C Erzurum
BACKGROUND: Right-sided heart failure is the leading cause of death in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Similar to left heart failure, sympathetic overactivation and β-adrenoreceptor (βAR) abnormalities are found in PAH. Based on successful therapy of left heart failure with β-blockade, the safety and benefits of the nonselective β-blocker/vasodilator carvedilol were evaluated in PAH. METHODS: PAH Treatment with Carvedilol for Heart Failure (PAHTCH) is a single-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814446/communicating-echocardiography-results-to-patients-a-future-role-for-the-clinical-scientist
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EDITORIAL
Jenna Smith, Sarah Waters, Brian Campbell, John Chambers
Clinical scientists (cardiac physiologists, sonographers, echocardiographers) perform most of the echocardiograms requested in the USA, the UK, Australia and many countries in Europe. Clinical scientists do not usually communicate the results of echocardiography directly to their patients. Instead they produce a report to informthe requesting clinician who then talks to the patient. In contrast radiologists and radiographers may already communicate results directly to their patient following national professional guidelines (1) within local hospital protocols...
August 16, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812208/genetic-testing-in-inherited-heart-diseases-practical-considerations-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Melanie Care, Vijay Chauhan, Danna Spears
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genetic testing has become an important element in the care of patients with inherited cardiac conditions (ICCs). The purpose of this review is to provide clinicians with insights into the utility of genetic testing as well as challenges associated with interpreting results. RECENT FINDINGS: Genetic testing may be indicated for individuals who are affected with or who have family histories of various ICCs. Various testing options are available and determining the most appropriate test for any given clinical scenario is key when interpreting results...
August 16, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810280/-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-the-perioperative-period-to%C3%A2-continue-or-discontinue-treatment
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Jürgen Koscielny, Christian von Heymann, Uwe Zeymer, Jochen Cremer, Michael Spannagl, Joachim Labenz, Evangelos Giannitsis, Franz Goss
Background For secondary prevention of acute coronary syndrome, guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with acetylsalicylic acid and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist such as clopidogrel, prasugrel or ticagrelor for a period of 12 months. Often, uncertainty exists with respect to surgical or diagnostic procedures in these high-risk patients: can the DAPT be continued without interruption? If not, what is the recommended withdrawal strategy? What should be considered for the perioperative management? Methods An interdisciplinary group of experienced experts in the fields of cardiology, cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, anaesthesiology, intensive care and haemostaseology developed recommendations relevant to daily clinical practice based on the current scientific evidence...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810115/current-guidelines-on-syncope
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Maheedhar Gedela, Naveen Rajpurohit, Kashif A Shaikh, Muhammad Omar, Scott Pham
Syncope is a very commonly encountered clinical problem in general practice and in the emergency department. In the evaluation of syncope, it is important to identify the specific cause to determine the treatment, to estimate the precise risk to a patient, and to reduce recurrence. Sometimes, making a diagnosis of syncope is difficult, as different mechanisms may often coexist. Syncope causes a significant impact on quality of life due to associated risk of physical injury. In particular, syncope can be a precursor to sudden cardiac death in patients with underlying cardiac disease...
November 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807986/a-turbine-driven-ventilator-improves-adherence-to-advanced-cardiac-life-support-guidelines-during-a-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-simulation
#10
Scott G Allen, Lara Brewer, Erik S Gillis, Nathan L Pace, Derek J Sakata, Joseph A Orr
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that increased breathing frequency during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is inversely correlated with systolic blood pressure. Rescuers often hyperventilate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Current American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support recommends a ventilation rate of 8 -10 breaths/min. We hypothesized that a small, turbine-driven ventilator would allow rescuers to adhere more closely to advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805026/correlation-of-6-minute-walk-test-with-left-ventricular-function-and-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-due-to-chagas-disease
#11
Mayara da Costa Chambela, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Roberto Rodrigues Ferreira, André Miguel Japiassú, Mariana Caldas Waghabi, Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the correlation of the total distance walked during the six-minute walk test (6-MWT) with left ventricular function and quality of life in patients with Chagas Disease (ChD) complicated by heart failure. METHODS: This cross-sectional study of adult patients with ChD and heart failure diagnosed based on Framingham criteria. 6MWT was performed following international guidelines. New York Heart Association functional class, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) serum levels, echocardiographic parameters, and quality of life (SF-36 and MLHFQ questionnaires) were determined and their correlation with the distance covered at the 6MWT was tested...
August 14, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803684/role-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-strain-in-the-assessment-of%C3%A2-right-ventricular-systolic-function-and-comparison-with-conventional-parameters
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REVIEW
Luca Longobardo, Valentin Suma, Renuka Jain, Scipione Carerj, Concetta Zito, Dianne L Zwicke, Bijoy K Khandheria
Despite the already well-known role the right side of the heart plays in many diseases, right ventricular (RV) function has only recently been carefully considered. Echocardiography is the first-line diagnostic technique for the assessment of the right ventricle and right atrium, whereas cardiac magnetic resonance is considered the gold standard but is limited by cost and availability. According to the current guidelines, systolic RV function should be assessed by several conventional measurements, but the efficacy of these parameters as diagnostic and prognostic tools has been questioned by many authors...
August 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803675/the-yale-fitness-intervention-trial-in-female-cancer-survivors-cardiovascular-and-physiological-outcomes
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M Tish Knobf, Sangchoon Jeon, Barbara Smith, Lyndsay Harris, Siobhan Thompson, Mitchel R Stacy, Karl Insogna, Albert J Sinusas
BACKGROUND: Induced premature menopause and cardio-toxic therapy increase cardiovascular disease risk in female cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of a 12 month aerobic-resistance fitness center intervention to home based physical activity on cardiovascular function and metabolic risk factors. METHODS: Subjects (N = 154) who had completed primary and/or adjuvant chemotherapy (past 3 years) were randomized to a fitness center intervention or a home based group...
August 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800806/toxicologic-emergencies-in-patients-with-mental-illness-when-medications-are-no-longer-your-friends
#14
REVIEW
Spencer Greene, Erin AufderHeide, Lindsay French-Rosas
Patients with psychiatric disorders are at risk for toxicologic emergencies. Psychotropic medications have numerous effects on the neurologic, cardiac, and other organ systems and interact with other medications, potentially leading to further side effects. It is important to become familiar with accepted psychiatric practice guidelines, common toxidromes, medical sequelae associated with prescribed medications, and the specific workup and treatment of overdoses of frequently prescribed psychotropics.
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799449/the-impact-of-the-latest-echocardiographic-chamber-quantification-recommendations-on-the-prediction-of-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
#15
Karolina Kupczynska, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak, Blazej W Michalski, Dawid L Miskowiec, Piotr Lipiec
INTRODUCTION: The latest recommendations for echocardiographic chamber quantification have implemented updated normal values for all cardiac chambers. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of normal and abnormal values of routine echocardiographic parameters such as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left atrial volume indexed to body surface area (LAVi) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and to determine the influence of LVEF and LAVi reclassification on the prediction of LAAT by transthoracic echocardiography...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798245/regadenoson-cardiac-stress-test-induced-stress-cardiomyopathy
#16
Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Dominika M Zoltowska, Yashwant Agrawal, Vishal Gupta
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also described as apical ballooning syndrome/stress-induced cardiomyopathy, imitates acute coronary syndrome and is usually related to a massive physiological or emotional stressor. We describe perhaps the first reported case to the best of our knowledge of a 55-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with congestive heart failure after having a regadenoson cardiac stress test a few hours prior to presentation to the hospital. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed reduced heart function...
August 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797953/varying-clinical-presentations-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-right-coronary-sinus-with-an-interarterial-course-in-adults
#17
Ronen Rubinshtein, Moshe Y Flugelman, Ayman Jubran, Avinoam Shiran, Ronen Jaffe
The diagnosis of anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery from the right coronary sinus with an interarterial course in children and adolescents is considered life-threatening and clinical guidelines recommend surgical correction. The prognostic implications of this diagnosis in adults are not clear. This anomaly may present in adults as sudden cardiac death or may be diagnosed incidentally. Treatment of this anomaly in adults should be tailored individually taking into account the clinical presentation and patient characteristics...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797723/left-ventricular-global-strain-analysis-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-the-learning-curve
#18
Jonathan Chan, Kenji Shiino, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Joseph Hanna, Robert Chamberlain, Andrew Small, Isabel G Scalia, William Scalia, Akira Yamada, Christian R Hamilton-Craig, Gregory M Scalia, Jose Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: The application of left ventricular (LV) global strain by speckle-tracking is becoming more widespread, with the potential for incorporation into routine clinical echocardiography in selected patients. There are no guidelines or recommendations for the training requirements to achieve competency. The aim of this study was to determine the learning curve for global strain analysis and determine the number of studies that are required for independent reporting. METHODS: Three groups of novice observers (cardiology fellows, cardiac sonographers, medical students) received the same standardized training module prior to undertaking retrospective global strain analysis on 100 patients over a period of 3 months...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797607/trends-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-revascularisation-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-single-centre-experience
#19
Luke P Dawson, Josephine Warren, Juan Mundisugih, Viveka Nainani, William Chan, Dion Stub, Archer Broughton, Andrew J Taylor, Antony Walton, Stephen J Duffy, James A Shaw
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred therapy for patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We reviewed patients undergoing PCI for STEMI over a six-year period to evaluate changes in procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes given recent changes to STEMI guidelines. METHODS: All patients presenting to the Alfred Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital, between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2015 undergoing PCI for STEMI were identified...
July 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797011/the-coronary-heart-team
#20
Bobby Yanagawa, John D Puskas, Deepak L Bhatt, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The concept of a Coronary Heart Team has generated increased interest, including support from major practice guidelines. Here, we review the rationale and the published experience of Coronary Heart Teams. RECENT FINDINGS: A Coronary Heart Team should be led by both cardiology and cardiac surgery with a shared decision-making approach. The team should incorporate data from anatomic and clinical risk prediction models to offer individualized care...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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