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Philipp Stieger, Obaida R Rana, Erol Saygili, Haschmatulla Zazai, Thomas Rauwolf, Conrad Genz, Rajen Bali, Ruediger C Braun-Dullaeus, Samir M Said
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) shocks can cause myocardial injury, contributing to the progression of the underlying heart disease. The aim was to evaluate whether internal electrical cardioversion (int-CV) via the ICD or conventional external CV (ext-CV) of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) in heart failure (HF) patients induces myocardial injury and initiates inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 115 HF patients with an ejection fraction between 20% and 45% were prospectively enrolled...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Mladjan Golubovic, Radmilo Jankovic, Dusan Sokolovic, Vladan Cosic, Vesna Maravic, Tomislav Kostic, Zoran Perisic, Nebojsa Ladjevic
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the utility of preoperative mid-regional pro-adrenomedulin (MR-proADM) and cardiac troponin T (TnT) for improved detection of patients at high risk for perioperative cardiac events and mortality after major non-cardiac surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective, single-center, observational study enrolled 79 patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery. After initial clinical assessment (clinical history, physical examination, echocardiogram, blood tests, and chest X-ray), mid-regional pro-adrenomedulin and high sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) were measured within 48 hours prior to surgery by immunoluminometric and electrochemiluminescence-immuno assay...
March 7, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
Rustem Dautov, Luiz Fernando Ybarra, Can Manh Nguyen, Claire Gibrat, Dominique Joyal, Stéphane Rinfret
OBJECTIVES: We examined the incidence of periprocedural cardiac enzyme rise (PCER) [troponin T (TnT) or high-sensivity (hs)TnT >5× the upper limit of normal (ULN)] and periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI), predictors of PCER and impact of PCER on the longer-term major adverse cardiac events (MACE) following hybrid chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: PCER and PMI after CTO PCI, risk factors for PCER and its impact on longer-term MACE are not fully understood...
February 26, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Pei Gee Chew, Fredrick Frost, Liam Mullen, Michael Fisher, Heidar Zadeh, Ruth Grainger, Khaled Albouaini, James Dodd, Bilal Patel, Periaswamy Velavan, Babu Kunadian, Anju Rawat, Toba Obafemi, Sarah Tong, Julia Jones, Aleem Khand
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that a single high sensitivity troponin at limits of detection (LOD HSTnT) (<5 ng/l) combined with a presentation non-ischaemic electrocardiogram is superior to low-risk Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) (<75), Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) (≤1) and History, ECG, Age, Risk factors and Troponin (HEART) score (≤3) as an aid to early, safe discharge for suspected acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, risk scores were computed in consecutive patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome presenting to the Emergency Room of a large English hospital...
February 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
O Y Narusov, D E Koshkina, V N Protasov, A A Skvortsov, V P Masenko, S N Tereshchenko, Y F Osmolovskaya, T V Kuznetsova
PURPOSE: To assess the suppression of tumorogenicity 2 (ST2) and copeptin significance for risk stratification of patient (pts) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) during long-term follow-up compared with traditional risk factors. METHODS: We included in a prospective study 159 pts with ADHF. Blood samples to determine copeptin, sST2, NT-proBNP and hsTnT concentration were collected at admission and at discharge from the hospital. Serial determination of biomarker concentration was performed at 3, 6 and 12 months of follow-up...
September 2017: Kardiologiia
Øistein Rønneberg Mjelva, Gard F T Svingen, Eva K R Pedersen, Reinhard Seifert, Jan Terje Kvaløy, Øivind Midttun, Per M Ueland, Jan E Nordrehaug, Ottar Nygård, Dennis W T Nilsen
Systemic fibrinogen and neopterin are related to inflammation. We investigated the prognostic utility and possible interactions of these biomarkers in stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) patients undergoing coronary angiography. We included 3,545 patients with suspected stable angina with a median follow-up of 7.3 and 10.2 years for incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and all-cause mortality, respectively. Prospective associations were explored by Cox regression. Potential effect modifications were investigated according to strata of fibrinogen, neopterin or high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) below and above the median, as well as gender and smoking habits...
February 19, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Helena Grufman, Troels Yndigegn, Isabel Gonçalves, Jan Nilsson, Alexandru Schiopu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: IL-27 is an immunoregulatory cytokine belonging to the IL-6/IL-12 family that was found to be elevated in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. We investigated whether IL-27 is related to post-ischemic cardiac remodeling and long-term prognosis in this patient group. METHODS: We included 524 ACS patients, defined as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or unstable angina (UA). A subgroup of 107 patients donated blood samples 6 weeks after the index event, and underwent a follow-up echocardiographical examination at 1 year...
February 7, 2018: Cytokine
Tessa J Parsons, Claudio Sartini, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Ash, Lucy T Lennon, S Goya Wannamethee, I-Min Lee, Peter H Whincup, Barbara J Jefferis
BACKGROUND: N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and high sensitivity Troponin T (hsTnT) are markers of cardiac injury used in diagnosis of heart failure and myocardial infarction respectively, and associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Since physical activity is protective against cardiovascular disease and heart failure, we investigated whether higher levels of physical activity, and less sedentary behaviour were associated with lower NT-proBNP and hsTnT...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
V G B Liem, S E Hoeks, F Grüne, K H J M Mol, F H I M Wesdorp, R J Stolker, F van Lier
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that postoperative troponin release is a strong and independent predictor of short-term mortality. However, evaluating elevated troponins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is still controversial and is often disregarded. This study examines morbidity along with short- and long-term mortality risk associated with elevated high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) in patients with different stages CKD undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS: This observational cohort comprised 3262 patients aged ≥60 yr who underwent noncardiac surgery...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
F van Lier, F H I M Wesdorp, V G B Liem, J W Potters, F Grüne, H Boersma, R J Stolker, S E Hoeks
BACKGROUND: Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery is common, although the exact pathophysiology is unknown. It is plausible that hypotension after surgery is relevant for the development of myocardial injury. The authors evaluated whether low mean arterial pressures (MAPs) after surgery are related to an increased incidence in postoperative cardiac-troponin elevation. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 2211 patients aged ≥60 yr, undergoing major or moderate noncardiac surgery in The Netherlands, was retrospectively analysed for the occurrence of postoperative cardiac-troponin elevation [high-sensitive troponin T (hsTnT) >14 ng L-1 ]...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Brian A Bergmark, Benjamin M Scirica, Ph Gabriel Steg, Christina L Fanola, Yared Gurmu, Ofri Mosenzon, Avivit Cahn, Itamar Raz, Deepak L Bhatt
Aims: Optimal blood pressure for prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains uncertain and there is concern for increased risk with low diastolic blood pressure (DBP). This study analysed the association between blood pressure and CV outcomes in high-risk patients with T2DM. Methods and results: Patients with T2DM and elevated CV risk were enrolled in the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in patients with diabetes mellitus-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 53 trial...
January 31, 2018: European Heart Journal
Efstathios Kastritis, Ioannis Papassotiriou, Giampaolo Merlini, Paolo Milani, Evangelos Terpos, Marco Basset, Athanasios Akalestos, Francesca Russo, Erasmia Psimenou, Filia Apostolakou, Maria Roussou, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Evangelos Eleutherakis Papaiakovou, Despina Fotiou, Dimitrios C Ziogas, Elektra Papadopoulou, Constantinos Pamboucas, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Giovanni Palladini
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) improves prognostication in patients with cardiovascular disorders in addition to conventional cardiac markers (NT-proBNP, troponins) and has shown prognostic value in patients with renal diseases. In patients with AL amyloidosis cardiac involvement is the major determinant of prognosis and cardiac markers define prognosis, while biomarkers of renal involvement stratify renal risk. We explored the prognostic importance of serum levels of GDF-15 in patients with AL amyloidosis, in two independent cohorts...
January 31, 2018: Blood
Theodore Pipikos, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Yannis Fostinis, Marina Pipikou, Athanassios Theodorakos, Antonis N Pavlidis, Christos Kontogiannis, Dennis V Cokkinos, Maria Koutelou
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is considered a major cause of death and disability. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) as a non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedure and certain biomarkers associated with myocardial ischemia (ISCH), such as ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), neuropeptide Y (NPY), N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) could probably aid in the detection of myocardial infarction. METHODS: Between December 2011 and June 2012, we prospectively analyzed patients who underwent a MPS study with the clinical question of myocardial ISCH...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Jon Brynildsen, Liisa Petäjä, Ville Pettilä, Ståle Nygård, Suvi T Vaara, Rita Linko, Marjatta Okkonen, Tor-Arne Hagve, Leena Soininen, Raili Suojaranta-Ylinen, Magnus Nakrem Lyngbakken, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø
BACKGROUND: European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) is used for risk stratification before cardiac surgery, but whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) may add prognostic information to EuroSCORE II is not known. METHODS: Preoperative (n=640) and postoperative (n=629) blood samples were available from cardiac surgical patients with 961-day follow-up (FINNAKI Heart study; cohort #1)...
January 22, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
Seyma Kayali, Ilker Ertugrul, Tamer Yoldas, Ozkan Kaya, Senem Ozgür, Utku A Orün, Selmin Karademir
To analyze the role of sensitive cardiac troponin I (scTnI) and high-sensitive troponin T (hscTnT) in the determination of myocardial injury caused by volume and pressure load due to pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to investigate if these markers may be useful in the management of PH in childhood. Twenty-eight patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with left to right shunt and PH, 29 patients with CHD with left to right shunt but without PH, and 18 healthy children, in total 75 individuals, were included in the study...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Ayman El-Menyar, Mohammad Asim, Rifat Latifi, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Hassan Al-Thani
OBJECTIVE The clinical relevance of high-sensitivity troponin T (HsTnT) in trauma patients is not well explored. In this study, the authors aimed to study the predictive value of serum HsTnT in intubated patients who had sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted for all intubated TBI patients between 2010 and 2014 at a national level 1 trauma center. Data were analyzed and compared based on the HsTnT status on admission (group 1, negative results; and group 2, positive results)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Aruna D Pradhan, Nancy R Cook, Paul M Ridker, Brendan M Everett
BACKGROUND: Subclinical myocardial injury, as measured by high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hsTnT), and myocardial stress, as measured by N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), are related to glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and are strong predictors of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. We sought to determine whether antihyperglycemic therapy improves measures of myocardial injury and myocardial stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
December 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
W Frank Peacock, Brigette M Baumann, Deborah Bruton, Thomas E Davis, Beverly Handy, Christopher W Jones, Judd E Hollander, Alexander T Limkakeng, Abhi Mehrotra, Martin Than, Andre Ziegler, Carina Dinkel
Importance: Physicians need information on how to use the first available high-sensitivity troponin (hsTnT) assay in the United States to identify patients at very low risk for 30-day adverse cardiac events (ACE). Objective: To determine whether a negative hsTnT assay at 0 and 3 hours following emergency department presentation could identify patients at less than 1% risk of a 30-day ACE. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective, observational study at 15 emergency departments in the United States between 2011 and 2015 that included individuals 21 years and older, presenting to the emergency department with suspected acute coronary syndrome...
December 13, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
Wojciech Szczeklik, Marek Krzanowski, Paweł Maga, Łukasz Partyka, Jolanta Kościelniak, Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Mikołaj Maga, Patrycja Pieczka, Anna Suska, Agnieszka Wachsmann, Jacek Górka, Bruce Biccard, P J Devereaux
BACKGROUND: Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) are at increased risk of cardiovascular complications and mortality. To determine (1) incidence of myocardial injury following endovascular revascularization, and (2) relationship between myocardial injury with 1-year mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; i.e., composite of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death). METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center, prospective cohort study of CLI patients ≥ 45 years of age, who underwent endovascular revascularization with overnight hospitalization...
November 24, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Haiqun Lin, Rebecca Scherzer, Heather Thiessen Philbrook, Steven G Coca, Francis Perry Wilson, Amit X Garg, Michael G Shlipak, Chirag R Parikh
AIM: To investigate early postoperative biomarkers for risk discrimination of advanced acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS & METHODS: Postoperative plasma biomarkers including NGAL, h-FABP, CK-MB, hsTNT, NT-proBNP, IL-6, IL-10 and VEGF were analyzed using group-based method among 426 patients with AKI after cardiac surgery. RESULTS: Six patient groups with distinct biomarker patterns were identified. Individual biomarker displayed significant difference across the groups...
December 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
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