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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346238/management-of-hypertension-in-2017-targets-and-therapies
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Monica Ahluwalia, Sripal Bangalore
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Approximately one-fourth of the adult population is diagnosed with hypertension, which has been associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke. Early detection and treatment is a key and can lead to a significant reduction in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we discuss the management and treatment strategies in patients with hypertension in the current era...
March 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345538/current-trends-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-during-the-past-5-years-in-rural-areas-of-china-s-liaoning-province-a-multicenter-study
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Guang-Xiao Li, Bo Zhou, Guo-Xian Qi, Bo Zhang, Da-Ming Jiang, Gui-Mei Wu, Bing Ma, Peng Zhang, Qiong-Rui Zhao, Juan Li, Ying Li, Jing-Pu Shi
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, two versions of National Guidelines aimed at promoting the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have been formulated by the Chinese Society of Cardiology. However, little is known about the changes in clinical characteristics, management, and in-hospital outcomes in rural areas. METHODS: In the present multicenter, cross-sectional study, participants were enrolled from rural hospitals located in Liaoning province in Northeast China, during two different periods (from June 2009 to June 2010 and from January 2015 to December 2015)...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343597/national-trends-and-in-hospital-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-the-united-states
#3
Fabio V Lima, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
Investigation of trends and outcomes in heart disease (HD) and pregnancy has been limited. We chose to identify the prevalence, trends, and outcomes of pregnant women with different forms of HD in the United States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions for delivery in pregnant women with HD from 2003 to 2012. Maternal clinical characteristics and outcomes were identified in women with and without HD, and in HD subtypes: congenital (CHD), valvular HD, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341926/risks-associated-with-antiretroviral-treatment-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-qualitative-analysis-of-social-media-data-and-health-state-utility-valuation
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Louis S Matza, Karen C Chung, Katherine J Kim, Trena M Paulus, Evan W Davies, Katie D Stewart, Grace A McComsey, Marshall W Fordyce
PURPOSE: Despite benefits of antiretroviral therapies (ART), people with HIV infection have increased risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and low bone mineral density. Some ARTs increase risk of these events. The purpose of this study was to examine patients' perspectives of these risks and estimate health state utilities associated with these risks for use in cost-utility models. METHODS: Qualitative thematic analysis was conducted to examine messages posted to the POZ/AIDSmeds Internet community forums, focusing on bone, kidney, and cardiovascular side effects and risks of HIV/AIDS medications...
March 24, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323231/carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-southern-california-vascular-outcomes-improvement-collaborative
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Kaelan Chan, Ahmed Abouzamzam, Karen Woo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the variation in practice patterns and associated outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) within the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). METHODS: All cases entered in the CEA registry by the So Cal VOICe were included in the study. RESULTS: From September 2010 through September 2015, 1110 CEA cases were entered by nine centers in the So Cal VOICe...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319269/withdrawn-trimetazidine-for-stable-angina
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REVIEW
Agustín Ciapponi, Rudolf Pizarro, Jeff Harrison
BACKGROUND: Patients with stable angina not controlled by monotherapy with nitrates, beta blockers, or calcium channel blockers are often treated with combinations of these drugs. There may be adverse effects from, or contraindications to, the use of combinations. In low risk groups, medical treatment appears to be as good an option as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in terms of averting myocardial infarction, death, or subsequent revascularization. Revascularization procedures are too costly or inaccessible for many patients in developing countries therefore effective and safe medical treatment is needed...
March 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318138/safety-and-efficacy-of-6-month-versus-12-month-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-after-implantation-of-multiple-biodegradable-polymer-coated-sirolimus-eluting-coronary-stents-insight-from-the-i-love-it-2-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jing Qi, Yi Li, Jing Li, Quanmin Jing, Kai Xu, Chuanyu Gao, Likun Ma, Zhi Zhang, Bo Xu, Yaling Han
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare the clinical outcomes of 6-month versus 12-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients receiving multiple biodegradable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stents (BP-SES) implants. BACKGROUND: The clinical outcomes for patients who undergo multiple BP-SES implantation with different DAPT durations are uncertain. METHODS: In the I-LOVE-IT 2 trial, 907 patients treated with multiple BP-SES (total stent number ≥2) were assigned to receive 6-month (n = 440) or 12-month (n = 467) DAPT...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292489/the-3-year-cost-effectiveness-of-a-nurse-based-case-management-versus-usual-care-for-elderly-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-korinna-follow-up-study
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Hildegard Seidl, Matthias Hunger, Christa Meisinger, Inge Kirchberger, Bernhard Kuch, Reiner Leidl, Rolf Holle
OBJECTIVES: To assess the 3-year cost-effectiveness of a nurse-based case management intervention in elderly patients with myocardial infarction from a societal perspective. METHODS: The intervention consisted of one home visit and quarterly telephone calls in the first year, and semi-annual calls in the following 2 years. The primary effect measures were quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), on the basis of the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-3L) and adjusted life-years from patients' self-rated health states according to the visual analogue scale (VAS-ALs)...
March 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291783/oesophageal-heat-exchangers-with-a-diameter-of-11mm-or-14-7mm-are-equally-effective-and-safe-for-targeted-temperature-management
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Daniel C Schroeder, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C Maul, Daniel A Cremer, Ingrid Becker, David de la Puente Bethencourt, Peter Paal, Stephan A Padosch, Wolfgang A Wetsch, Thorsten Annecke, Bernd W Böttiger, Anja Sterner-Kock, Holger Herff
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is widely used in critical care settings for conditions including hepatic encephalopathy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, meningitis, myocardial infarction, paediatric cardiac arrest, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke and sepsis. Furthermore, TTM is a key treatment for patients after out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). However, the optimal cooling method, which is quick, safe and cost-effective still remains controversial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290805/-the-prediction-model-of-cardiovascular-events-among-the-russian-population-methodological-aspects
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A V Kontsevaya, S A Shalnova, E I Suvorova, Y A Balanova, S E Evstifeeva, A E Imaeva, A V Kapustina, A D Deev, Y A Karpov, O D Ostroumova, F T Ageev, O S Blinkov, I Yu Zinchuk, K A Repekto, A Boytsov S
Modeling is the common approach for predicting not only the population health, but also the social and economic burden of disease, which is an important argument while making decisions in health care and prevention. AIM: To develop the model for predicting cardiovascular risk, applicable for the assessment of clinical and socio-economic effects of preventive and therapeutic actions at the level of the whole population or part (region, city, group of patients). MATERIAL AND METHODS: An analytical model for making decision was performed by using a Markov model consisting of Markov states and probabilities of transition from one state to another within a certain time interval...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288193/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-increased-risk-of-1-year-all-cause-and-cardiac-hospital-readmissions-in-elderly-patients-admitted-for-acute-heart-failure
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Filippo Valbusa, Stefano Bonapace, Davide Agnoletti, Luca Scala, Cristina Grillo, Pietro Arduini, Emanuela Turcato, Alessandro Mantovani, Giacomo Zoppini, Guido Arcaro, Christopher Byrne, Giovanni Targher
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for heart failure (HF). Although some progress has been made in improving survival among patients admitted for HF, the rates of hospital readmissions and the related costs continue to rise dramatically. We sought to examine whether NAFLD and its severity (diagnosed at hospital admission) was independently associated with a higher risk of 1-year all-cause and cardiac re-hospitalization in patients admitted for acute HF. We studied 212 elderly patients who were consecutively admitted with acute HF to the Hospital of Negrar (Verona) over a 1-year period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279725/modified-eversion-carotid-endarterectomy-mecea-analysis-of-clinical-and-financial-outcomes
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Scott E Musicant, Vincent J Guzzetta, Thomas T Terramani, Kristina L Greenwood, Wendy C Chiodo, Karen M Heaney, Shelley J Berthiaume
BACKGROUND: Several carotid endarterectomy techniques have been described, including conventional carotid endarterectomy (CCEA) performed with patch repair and eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) performed with transection of the internal carotid artery. We describe our simplified technique of modified eversion carotid endarterectomy (mECEA) with longitudinal arteriotomy limited to the carotid bulb, without transection of the internal carotid artery, and present our analysis of its safety, efficacy and cost effectiveness...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279251/oral-anticoagulants-for-primary-prevention-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease-and-for-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-network-meta-analysis-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jonathan Ac Sterne, Pritesh N Bodalia, Peter A Bryden, Philippa A Davies, Jose A López-López, George N Okoli, Howard Hz Thom, Deborah M Caldwell, Sofia Dias, Diane Eaton, Julian Pt Higgins, Will Hollingworth, Chris Salisbury, Jelena Savović, Reecha Sofat, Annya Stephens-Boal, Nicky J Welton, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is effective for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), but anticoagulation is underused in clinical care. The risk of venous thromboembolic disease during hospitalisation can be reduced by low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH): warfarin is the most frequently prescribed anticoagulant for treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Warfarin-related bleeding is a major reason for hospitalisation for adverse drug effects. Warfarin is cheap but therapeutic monitoring increases treatment costs...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277855/using-lower-cost-statins-improves-outcomes-for-normal-cholesterol-non-diabetic-patients
#14
Ronen Arbel, Dan Greenberg
BACKGROUND The American College of Cardiology recommends considering initiation of cholesterol-lowering therapy in normal cholesterol adults aged 45-70, who are either diabetic or have a 10 year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease higher than 7.5%. Although this policy was shown to be cost-effective, the multi-billion dollar budget impact may limit the adoption, diffusion and overall clinical impact of this therapy. OBJECTIVES We examined whether using a substantially lower cost statin (Simvastatin) in a much wider population, while accepting almost-as-good per-patient outcomes can provide better outcomes for the entire intended use population (IUP) under a pre-specified budget constraint...
February 21, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267469/acute-coronary-syndrome-quality-improvement-in-kerala-acs-quik-rationale-and-design-for-a-cluster-randomized-stepped-wedge-trial
#15
Mark D Huffman, Padinhare Purayil Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, and there are likely more myocardial infarctions in India than in any other country in the world. We have previously reported heterogeneous care for patients with myocardial infarction in Kerala, a state in southern India, including both gaps in optimal care and inappropriate care. Based on that prior work, limitations from previous nonrandomized quality improvement studies and promising gains in process of care measures demonstrated from previous randomized trials, we and the Cardiological Society of India-Kerala chapter sought to develop, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement intervention to improve process of care measures and clinical outcomes for these patients...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263146/chordae-tendineae-rupture-in-the-united-states-trends-of-outcomes-costs-and-surgical-interventions
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Elena V Dolmatova, Kasra Moazzami, James Maher, Marc Klapholz, Justin Sambol, Alfonso H Waller
OBJECTIVES: To describe national trends in the incidence and outcomes of patients with chordae tendineae rupture (CTR). METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with CTR between 2000 and 2012 were identified in National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) registry. CTR was defined using validated International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification diagnosis (ICD9-CM) codes. Results: A total of 37,287 (14,833 mitral valve repair, 7780 mitral valve replacement) CTR cases were identified...
February 27, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256395/unmet-need-for-bariatric-surgery
#17
Kate N O'Neill, Francis M Finucane, Carel W le Roux, Anthony P Fitzgerald, Patricia M Kearney
INTRODUCTION: With the rising prevalence of severe obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D), bariatric surgery offers a clinical and cost-effective treatment for carefully selected patients. Despite this, the provision of surgical services varies significantly between countries. OBJECTIVE: To inform health service planning by estimating the number of people who would potentially benefit from bariatric surgery. SETTING: Nationally representative sample of community-dwelling older adults...
December 23, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256327/st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-systems-of-care-an-urgent-need-for-policies-to-co-ordinate-care-in-order-to-decrease-in-hospital-mortality
#18
Ali Osama Malik, Oliver Abela, Gayle Allenback, Subodh Devabhaktuni, Calvin Lui, Aditi Singh, Jimmy Diep, Takashi Yamashita, Ji Won Yoo, Sanjay Malhotra, Chowdhury Ahsan
BACKGROUND: Regional trends for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treatment is not known in the state of Nevada. HYPOTHESIS: Great disparity exists for treatment for STEMI in different geographical areas of Nevada. There is a great potential to improve treatment and outcomes of STEMI patients in the State of Nevada. METHODS: Admissions to non-federal hospitals in the state of Nevada, using 2011 to 2013 discharge data from the Nevada State Inpatient Data Base (acquired from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), were analyzed...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250684/acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-prognostic-importance-of-lead-augmented-vector-right-and-leads-v7-v9
#19
Veeresh Patil Hebbal, Huliyurdurga Srinivasasetty Natraj Setty, Cholenahalli Manjunath Sathvik, Vikram Patil, Sarthak Sahoo, Cholenahalli Nanjappa Manjunath
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with high mortality and among survivors have high morbidity. Electrocardiogram (ECG), a cost-effective and easily available, has traditionally been used not only just for diagnosis of MI but also for culprit vessel recognition and for prognostication. However, the role of lead augmented vector right (aVR) and leads V7-V9 in acute MI are often neglected in clinical practice. We studied the role of lead aVR and leads V7-V9 in ST-elevation MI (STEMI) patients...
January 2017: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236921/targeting-the-most-important-complications-in-vascular-surgery
#20
Kyla M Bennett, K Craig Kent, Jessica Schumacher, Caprice C Greenberg, John E Scarborough
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify the most clinically relevant and costly perioperative complications occurring in vascular surgery patients. METHODS: The analysis included patients in the 2012 to 2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database undergoing one of four high-risk vascular procedures. The procedures-aortic reconstruction, lower extremity bypass, lower extremity amputation, and carotid endarterectomy (CEA)-were selected because they have been established as high risk in the literature, rendering them natural targets for quality improvement initiatives...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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