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F S Czepluch, G Hasenfuß, C Jacobshagen
Three innovative pharmaceuticals which might play an important role in the field of cardiology in the near future were recently tested in large clinical studies. Serelaxin, a vasoactive hormone peptide that is produced during pregnancy, reduces vessel resistance, increases cardiac output, and improves renal function. Lately, it was demonstrated that serelaxin significantly reduces congestion symptoms in patients with acute heart failure. As a secondary endpoint the mortality at day 180 was reduced. Therefore, serelaxin seems to be a promising new drug for the treatment of acute heart failure which might have a prognostic impact...
April 2014: Der Internist
Elizabeth Vafiadaki, Demetrios A Arvanitis, Evangelia G Kranias, Despina Sanoudou
Heart disease represents the primary cause of death worldwide, with mortality rates being predicted to remain constant within the next couple of decades. Cardiac disease treatment currently includes the administration of drugs, predominantly aiming at improving heart performance, through controlling heart rhythm, blood pressure, as well as reducing cholesterol and blood clotting. Despite, however, the medical advances that have lead towards a better understanding of heart disease pathophysiology and the development of new therapeutic approaches, the degree of success of the available drug therapies varies among patients...
2010: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Ahmed Hussein, Rahil Kasmani, Farzan Irani, Geetali Mohan
Instrumentation of the aorta during cardiac catheterization, resulting in peripheral embolization, is an underdiagnosed clinical entity. Such an atheromatous embolization can present in a subtle way or could be catastrophic. Isolated splenic infarction as a complication of the procedure is extreme rare. We report a 59-year-old man with risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and presented 3 days later with isolated splenic infarction. He was managed conservatively with heparin...
March 2009: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Beate R Jaeger, Frank M Bengel, Kenichi Odaka, Peter Uberfuhr, Carlos A Labarrere, Stefan Bengsch, Clemens Engelschalk, Eckart Kreuzer, Bruno Reichart, Markus Schwaiger, Dietrich Seidel
BACKGROUND: Given the central importance of the microvasculature in heart transplant recipients, we investigated the possibility of increasing cardiac perfusion after reduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, lipoprotein (a), C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen plasma levels after apheresis treatment in transplanted patients. METHODS: Ten long-term heart transplant recipients were examined with positron emission tomography (PET) to measure myocardial perfusion before and after a single heparin-mediated extracorporeal LDL/fibrinogen precipitation (HELP)-apheresis treatment...
December 2005: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Takakuni Maki, Chisato Izumi, Makoto Miyake, Toshiaki Izumi, Shuichi Takahashi, Yoshihiro Himura, Takashi Konishi
We present a 65-year-old man with rheumatic combined valvular heart disease showing persistent fever 3 weeks after diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Infective endocarditis was strongly suspected from the clinical course, however, serial blood cultures were negative. Transesophageal echocardiography, done to investigate vegetation, revealed multiple mobile plaques in the descending aorta. Administration of both steroid and simvastatin improved both symptoms and renal function. Cholesterol embolism should be considered to be one of the possible causes of low-grade fever after cardiac catheterization especially in patients with anticoagulation...
October 2005: Internal Medicine
P R Deepa, P Varalakshmi
The present work showcases the distressing picture of oxidative stress in the cardiac, hepatic and renal tissues, in an experimental model based on early phase atherogenesis. The protection rendered by LMWH intervention forms part of the same study. Male Wistar rats of 140 +/- 10 g were categorized as four groups. One group served as untreated control and another as LMWH drug control group. Two groups were fed a hypercholesterolemic atherogenic diet (rat chow supplemented with 4% cholesterol, 1% cholic acid and 0...
December 2003: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1964: Cardiologia
Howard S Kirshner
Stroke is a preventable tragedy for nearly 750,000 people each year. Primary stroke prevention measures applicable to the general public include a healthy diet containing fruits, vegetables, fish, and low fat; exercise; smoking cessation; limiting alcohol to moderate use; and perhaps avoidance of stress. Screening for hypertension, cholesterol, heart disease, and carotid artery stenosiscan lead to even more effective stroke prevention in high-risk patients. Specific antihypertensive drugs such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-converting enzyme receptor blockers may be especially protective against stroke...
April 2003: Southern Medical Journal
M Lockshin, F Tenedios, M Petri, G McCarty, R Forastiero, S Krilis, A Tincani, D Erkan, M A Khamashta, Y Shoenfeld
The Committee reviewed cardiac involvement in the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. The Committee's recommendations are: Valve abnormalities: anticoagulation is recommended for symptomatic patients with valvulopathy. Prophylactic antiplatelet therapy may be appropriate for asymptomatic patients (recommended by 13/17 experts in an independent review). Committee members disagreed whether corticosteroid therapy is helpful, but agree that distinguishing among presumptive valvulitis (valve thickening on echocardiogram), valve deformity and vegetations is important, as treatment implications may differ...
2003: Lupus
R W Baumgartner, D Georgiadis
This paper reviews secondary prevention of stroke by the therapy of vascular risk factors, anticoagulation, surgical and endovascular procedures. Two recently published studies, the PROtection aGainst REcurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS) and the Heart Protection Study (HPS) demonstrated for the first time the efficacy of antihypertensive and lipid lowering by statins in stroke secondary prevention. PROGRESS has shown that the combination of perindoprile and indapamide reduced the occurrence of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in hyper- and normotensive patients by 40%, whereas HPS demonstrated a 20% reduction of ischemic strokes in cases with normal or elevated serum cholesterol...
January 29, 2003: Praxis
D Siegel
There is a gap between the current knowledge of the treatment of cardiac conditions derived from evidence-based medicine and the widespread application of this knowledge. The use of ACE inhibitors for patients with congestive heart failure, beta blockers in postmyocardial infarction patients, anticoagulation in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation, cholesterol medications for either primary or secondary prevention of coronary artery disease, and antihypertensive treatment, are of proven benefit, yet all are underutilized by cardiologists, as well as other medical practitioners...
2000: Preventive Cardiology
V Climent, R Alfonso, V Mainar, P Bordes, J A Quiles
Cholesterol embolism is a rare but potentially serious complication of cardiac catheterization. We report the case of a patient who presented a cholesterol embolism in the lower extremities after percutaneous angioplasty and the elective implantation of a stent. Clinical evolution was favourable. The appearance of cholesterol embolism could have been precipitated, in this case, by anticoagulation treatment with heparin and intense antiaggregation.
March 2000: Revista Española de Cardiología
X Belenfant, A Meyrier, C Jacquot
Disseminated cholesterol crystal embolism (CCE) is a devastating complication of atherosclerosis that is often considered beyond therapeutic resources. We designed and implemented a treatment protocol based on an analysis of the main causes of death in disseminated CCE with renal involvement. From 1985 to 1996, we applied this protocol in 67 consecutive atherosclerotic patients admitted to our renal intensive care unit for acute renal failure (serum creatinine level, 6 +/- 2.5 mg/dL) accompanied by signs and symptoms of CCE...
May 1999: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
N Sabri
Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography have evolved, especially after the advent of percutaneous coronary interventions. Although older patients with more advanced disease are being studied, the overall rate of complications has not dramatically increased and the spectrum of complications has somewhat changed to select the more acute nature of the procedures performed. Careful prophylactic measures such as anticoagulation, ischemia prevention, blood pressure control, hydration as well as the availability of defibrillation and pharmacologic and mechanical means of circulatory support have helped minimize these complications and improve outcome...
November 1994: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
S Sharma, G C Brown, A F Cruess
AIM: To determine the accuracy of visible retinal emboli as a diagnostic "test" for the likelihood of receiving anticoagulation or cardiac surgery based on the results of transthoracic echocardiography, in the setting of acute retinal arterial occlusion. METHODS: A multicentre retrospective diagnostic study at Kingston Eye Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia; Ottawa Eye Institute, Ottawa, Ontario; and the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia of 104 patients with both embolic and nonembolic acute retinal arterial obstruction who underwent transthoracic echocardiography was performed, to determine the accuracy of visible retinal emboli as a diagnostic "test" for anticoagulation or cardiac surgery...
June 1998: British Journal of Ophthalmology
M Moser
Elevated blood pressure (either isolated systolic levels above 1150-160 mm Hg, or diastolic/systolic elevations), left ventricular hypertrophy, and possibly decreased high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) are significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Treatment of other precursors, such as total cholesterol or triglycerides, is probably not warranted in this group. For the management of hypertension, administration of diuretics with the judicious use of adrenergic inhibitors and vasodilators is indicated...
November 1982: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
H S Rosman, S Goldstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1984: Cardiovascular Clinics
R C Hendel, H F Cuenoud, D F Giansiracusa, J S Alpert
The two patients described in this article are among the first to have been diagnosed with extensive bowel infarction as a result of cholesterol embolization following cardiac catheterization. The presence of acute hypertension, renal insufficiency, livedo reticularis, and gangrenous skin changes are characteristic manifestations of the multiple cholesterol emboli syndrome. Additionally, gastrointestinal symptoms and melena may herald ischemia and infarction of the alimentary tract. Anticoagulation and thrombolytic therapy are relatively contraindicated in this syndrome and may, in fact, be a precipitating cause...
October 1989: Archives of Internal Medicine
H T Ong, W G Elmsly, D H Friedlander
Cholesterol atheroembolisation is increasingly encountered as a complication of cardiac catheterisation. We report three cases seen recently in our unit. Autopsy and histological evidence confirmed cholesterol atheroembolism in one case, while the other two patients presented with classical clinical features of this condition. All three patients were elderly with extensive atheromatous disease. No excessive difficulty was encountered at catheterisation. Embolisation involved the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and extremities, and the kidneys...
March 18, 1991: Medical Journal of Australia
N A Mazur, V I Metalitsa, V A Bulin, I P Iliushina, V N Zhukov
The results of observations conducted in accordance with the programme of myocardial infarction register are presented for 143 patients aged under 65 years, surviving beyond 28 days after the onset of the lesion. In 13.2% of those surviving an acute myocardial infarction a recurrence was found to develop within the first postinfarction year, among them in 11.5% of the cases with a fatal result. Over half (51-54%) of those surviving the infarction retain angina of effort, 16.3-23% have cardiac insufficiency...
April 1975: Kardiologiia
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