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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733433/statin-therapy-on-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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J Y Cui, R R Zhou, S Han, T S Wang, L Q Wang, X H Xie
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Statins are the cornerstone of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and are effective for the prevention of vascular events in diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for CVDs .The majority of patients with diabetes mellitus benefits from statin therapy. According to the recent clinical guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, moderate-intensity or high-intensity statin therapy should be used as the primary prevention for individuals with diabetes mellitus, aged between 40 and 75 years and with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from 70 to 189 mg/dL...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723341/impact-of-discharge-medication-counseling-in-the-cardiology-unit-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-brazil-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aline F Bonetti, Bruna Q Bagatim, Antonio M Mendes, Inajara Rotta, Renata C Reis, Maria Luiza D Fávero, Fernando Fernandez-Llimós, Roberto Pontarolo
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of pharmacist-provided discharge counseling on mortality rate, hospital readmissions, emergency department visits, and medication adherence at 30 days post discharge. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was approved by the local ethics committee and included patients aged 18 years or older admitted to the cardiology ward of a Brazilian tertiary hospital. The intervention group received a pharmacist-led medication counseling session at discharge and a telephone follow-up three and 15 days after discharge...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716605/integration-of-the-work-related-online-aftercare-intervention-gsa-online-plus-healthy-and-without-stress-at-the-workplace-into-clinical-practice-study-protocol-for-an-implementation-study
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Rüdiger Zwerenz, Katja Böhme, Astrid Wirth, Nicole Labitzke, Sergei Pachtchenko, Manfred E Beutel
BACKGROUND: In a previous RCT we established the efficacy of the psychodynamic online aftercare programme 'GSA-Online' ('Health Training Stress Management at the Workplace') for rehabilitants with work-related stress facing return to work after long-term sickness absence. The purpose of this trial is to implement it into routine care. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is performed in rehabilitation clinics with patients of different medical indications (psychosomatic, orthopedic and cardiological diseases)...
May 2, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690966/effects-of-lower-limb-cycle-training-on-echocardiographic-parameters-of-left-ventricle-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-patients
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Mehwish Waseem, Naveed Yaqoob, Muhammad Iqbal Tariq, Muhammad Qasim Raza, Imran Amjad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of lower limb ergometric training on echocardiographic parameters of left ventricle in dilated cardiomyopathy (DMC) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from September 2016 to February 2017. METHODOLOGY: Clinically stable patients with DCM (n=60), were randomly allocated into an interventional group with two-month interventional program and a non-trained control group (n=30 each)...
May 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618329/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-utilization-of-physical-activity-recommendations-among-patients-of-cardiovascular-healthcare-centres-in-eastern-slovakia-study-design-and-rationale-of-the-awatar-study
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Aurel Zelko, Alena Bukova, Peter Kolarcik, Peter Bakalar, Ivan Majercak, Jana Potocnikova, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Jitse P van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Guidelines on modifiable risk factors regarding cardiological patients are poorly implemented in clinical practice perhaps due to low health literacy. Several digital tools for improving lifestyle and behavioural intervention were developed. Our primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of a digital exercise prescription tool on the adherence to physical activity recommendations among patients with cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial will be realized in cooperation with Cardiovascular Health Centres in Eastern Slovakia...
April 4, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532297/the-impact-of-automated-notification-on-follow-up-of-actionable-tests-pending-at-discharge-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anuj K Dalal, Adam Schaffer, Esteban F Gershanik, Ranganath Papanna, Katyuska Eibensteiner, Nyryan V Nolido, Cathy S Yoon, Deborah Williams, Stuart R Lipsitz, Christopher L Roy, Jeffrey L Schnipper
BACKGROUND: Follow-up of tests pending at discharge (TPADs) is poor. We previously demonstrated a twofold increase in awareness of any TPAD by attendings and primary care physicians (PCPs) using an automated email intervention OBJECTIVE: To determine whether automated notification improves documented follow-up for actionable TPADs DESIGN: Cluster-randomized controlled trial SUBJECTS: Attendings and PCPs caring for adult patients discharged from general medicine and cardiology services with at least one actionable TPAD between June 2011 and May 2012 INTERVENTION: An automated system that notifies discharging attendings and network PCPs of finalized TPADs by email MAIN MEASURES: The primary outcome was the proportion of actionable TPADs with documented action determined by independent physician review of the electronic health record (EHR)...
March 12, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483397/drug-eluting-balloon-versus-new-generation-drug-eluting-stent-for-the-treatment-of-in-stent-restenosis-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kong-Yong Cui, Shu-Zheng Lyu, Min Zhang, Xian-Tao Song, Fei Yuan, Feng Xu
Background: Currently, drug-eluting balloon (DEB) appears to be an attractive alternative option for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). Nevertheless, the clinical outcomes of DEB have seldom been compared to those of new-generation drug-eluting stent (DES). Thus, this meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DEB compared to those of new-generation DES in the treatment of ISR. Methods: A comprehensive search of electronic databases including PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library up to November 2, 2017 was performed to identify pertinent articles comparing DEB to new-generation DES for the treatment of ISR...
March 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463490/motivational-interviewing-and-medication-review-in-coronary-heart-disease-mimeric-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-investigating-effects-on-clinical-outcomes-adherence-and-quality-of-life
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Malin Johansson Östbring, Tommy Eriksson, Göran Petersson, Lina Hellström
BACKGROUND: Preventive treatment goals for blood pressure and cholesterol levels continue to be unmet for many coronary patients. The effect of drug treatment depends on both its appropriateness and the patients' adherence to the treatment regimen. There is a need for adherence interventions that have a measurable effect on clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effects on treatment goals of an intervention designed to improve patient adherence and treatment quality in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease...
February 20, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462823/early-psychological-counseling-for-the-prevention-of-posttraumatic-stress-induced-by-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-mi-sprint-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roland von Känel, Jürgen Barth, Mary Princip, Rebecca E Meister-Langraf, Jean-Paul Schmid, Hansjörg Znoj, Claudia Herbert, Ulrich Schnyder
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)-induced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and clinically significant PTSD symptoms (PTSS) are found in 4 and 12% of patients, respectively. We hypothesized that trauma-focused counseling prevents the incidence of ACS-induced PTSS. METHODS: Within 48 h of hospital admission, 190 patients with high distress during ACS were randomized to a single-session intervention of either trauma-focused counseling or an active control intervention targeting the general role of stress in patients with heart disease...
2018: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453020/2018-consensus-of-the-taiwan-society-of-cardiology-and-the-diabetes-association-of-republic-of-china-taiwan-on-the-pharmacological-management-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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Chern-En Chiang, Shih-Yi Lin, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Tzung-Dau Wang, Hung-I Yeh, Jung-Fu Chen, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yi-Jen Hung, Yi-Heng Li, Ping-Yen Liu, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Kang-Ling Wang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Kou-Gi Shyu, Wei-Shiung Yang, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Pao-Hsien Chu, Wei-Hsian Yin, Yen-Wen Wu, Hao-Min Cheng, Shyi-Jang Shin, Chien-Ning Huang, Lee-Ming Chuang, Shing-Jong Lin, San-Jou Yeh, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Jiunn-Lee Lin
The global incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes have been escalating in recent decades. Patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). About two-thirds of death in type 2 diabetes are due to ASCVD, including 40% from coronary heart disease (CHD), 15% from heart failure (HF), and 10% from stroke. The association between hyperglycemia and elevated CV risk has been demonstrated in multiple cohort studies. However, clinical trials of intensive glucose reduction did not significantly reduce macrovascular outcomes...
March 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411216/pharmacological-treatments-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-and-indirect-comparison
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REVIEW
Kwadwo Osei Bonsu, Poukwan Arunmanakul, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Pharmacological interventions for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) have failed to reduce mortality and hospitalization. Evidence for mineralocorticoid antagonists (MRAs), β-adrenoceptor blockers (β-blockers), and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs)-to reduce clinical outcomes in HFpEF remains unclear. We conducted a systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Clinical Trials.gov for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing pharmacological treatments in HFpEF diagnosed according the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2016 guidelines from inception to August, 2017...
March 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366425/hypertriglyceridemia-common-causes-prevention-and-treatment-strategies
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Katarzyna Rygiel
BACKGROUND: Prevention and treatment of dyslipidemias represent the key issues of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) prophylaxis. Consequently, the effective management of different types of lipid disorders, including hypertriglyceridemia, should be a priority for the healthcare practitioners (e.g.: cardiology and endocrinology specialists, primary care physicians, dietitians, and pharmacists), who provide medical care, as well as for the patients, who receive this care, and need to be directly engaged in it, in order to improve their outcomes...
March 14, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343412/implementing-genome-driven-personalized-cardiology-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Ares Pasipoularides
Genomics designates the coordinated investigation of a large number of genes in the context of a biological process or disease. It may be long before we attain comprehensive understanding of the genomics of common complex cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as inherited cardiomyopathies, valvular diseases, primary arrhythmogenic conditions, congenital heart syndromes, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive syndromes, and heart failure with preserved/reduced ejection fraction. Nonetheless, as genomics is evolving rapidly, it is constructive to survey now pertinent concepts and breakthroughs...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321066/perioperative-management-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-following-coronary-stent-placement-a-systematic-review
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Christopher P Childers, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, Jesus G Ulloa, Ian T MacQueen, Isomi M Miake-Lye, Roberta Shanman, Selene Mak, Jessica M Beroes, Paul G Shekelle
BACKGROUND: The correct perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy (APT) in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (NCS) is often debated by clinicians. American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend postponing elective NCS at least 3 months after stent implantation. Regardless of the timing of surgery, ACC/AHA guidelines recommend continuing at least ASA throughout the perioperative period and ideally continuing dual APT (DAPT) therapy "unless surgery demands discontinuation...
January 10, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274809/antihyperglycemic-and-metabolic-effects-of-ranolazine-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Brian W Gilbert, Max Sherard, Lindsey Little, Joshua Branstetter, Amber Meister, Joel Huffman
The antianginal drug ranolazine, because of its unique mechanism of action, has been shown to have antihyperglycemic effects. Here, we review the reports on the antihyperglycemic and metabolic effects of ranolazine. MEDLINE was searched from 2000 to October 1, 2016 using the terms ranolazine, antihyperglycemic, diabetes, cardiology, and antianginal. Studies and reviews were included if they were in English and provided relevant data to inform practicing clinicians. Ranolazine has been shown to be effective as an antihyperglycemic while utilized as monotherapy or in combination with traditional diabetic regimens...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146534/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133355/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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REVIEW
David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120880/culprit-versus-multivessel-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Arman Qamar, Sameer Arora, Santhosh R Devarapally, Ashok Kondur, Prashant Kaul
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) recommended PCI of the non-infarct-related artery at the time of primary PCI (class IIb recommendation). Despite evidence supporting complete revascularization in STEMI, its benefit on mortality rates is uncertain. METHODS: We searched all available databases for randomized controlled trials comparing complete multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (CMV PCI) with infarct-artery-only revascularization in patients with STEMI...
March 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109195/sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-disease-lessons-from-recent-trials-and-need-for-team-science
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REVIEW
Luciano F Drager, R Doug McEvoy, Ferran Barbe, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Susan Redline
Emerging research highlights the complex interrelationships between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease, presenting clinical and research opportunities as well as challenges. Patients presenting to cardiology clinics have a high prevalence of obstructive and central sleep apnea associated with Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Multiple mechanisms have been identified by which sleep disturbances adversely affect cardiovascular structure and function. Epidemiological research indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increases in the incidence and progression of coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and atrial fibrillation...
November 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072054/the-effect-of-thriphala-a-herbal-ayurveda-formulation-on-serum-lipids-in-patients-on-a-maintenance-dose-of-atorvastatin-for-hyperlipidaemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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R A Ekanayaka, A D Rupasinha, M R Sooriyarachchi, C Goonaratna
Introduction: Thriphala, a herbal medicinal formulation, is a bedrock of Ayurveda therapeutics with many postulated benefits. Objectives: We performed a clinical trial to test the effects of Swastha Thriphala®, a proprietary preparation of thriphala, on serum lipid parameters in patients receiving atorvastatin. Methods: Consenting adults receiving a maintenance dose of atorvastatin 10mg (Atorlip®) daily from a clinic of the Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka for lipid regulation, were randomly assigned, after counselling, to receive either the proprietary herbal medicinal product Swastha Thriphala® (Treatment Group, n= 101) or a placebo (Control Group n= 97), at the stipulated dose daily, for three calendar months...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
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