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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29910583/practical-perspectives-on-the-use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-view-from-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
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REVIEW
Ahmad S Hersi, Yahya S Alhebaishi, Omar Hamoui, Taher Hassan, Adel Khalifa Hamad, Mohamed Magdy, Hani Sabbour, Sameh Shaheen
Clinical guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) are available from several international cardiology associations. Patients with NVAF in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region present unique challenges and opportunities related to differences in geography, practice patterns, and patient demographics that are as yet unaddressed in practice guidelines. This review aims to offer a practical perspective on the management of NVAF in patients in MENA and draws on evidence-based guidelines as well as real-world evidence and expert opinion...
April 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29910581/physicians-knowledge-and-attitudes-in-saudi-arabia-regarding-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators
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Tariq Alhogbani, Fuad A Awwad, Abdullah S Aljasser
Objectives: To evaluate knowledge and attitude of physicians involved in the management of patients with heart failure regarding implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Methods: We conducted personal interviews with physicians involved in treating patients with heart failure. Between October 2015 and February 2016, the study was conducted in hospitals in the Riyadh region where no cardiac electrophysiology service was available. Every participant was met in person and received an oral questionnaire that aimed to assess basic knowledge regarding ICD indications and benefits...
April 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907457/what-may-the-future-hold-for-sports-cardiology
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REVIEW
André La Gerche, Aaron Baggish, Hein Heidbuchel, Benjamin D Levine, Dhrubo Rakhit
The field of sports cardiology has advanced significantly over recent times. It has incorporated clinical and research advances in cardiac imaging, electrophysiology and exercise physiology to enable better diagnostic and therapeutic management of our patients. One important endeavour has been to try and better differentiate athletic cardiac remodelling from inherited cardiomyopathies and other pathologies. Whilst our diagnostic tools have improved, there have also been errors resulting from assumptions that the pathological traits observed in the general population would be generalisable to athletic populations...
June 6, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904451/thrombolysis-is-an-effective-and-safe-therapy-in-stuck-mitral-valves-with-delayed-presentation-as-well-as-hemodynamically-unstable-patients-a-single-centre-study
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Arun Shivajirao Bade, Shakil Sattar Ahmed Shaikh, Hemant Khemani, Gurkirat Singh, Narender Omprakash Bansal
Background: Thrombosis is a complication of prosthetic valves on oral anticoagulants which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A re-operation carries a substantial risk, with mortality rate from 10% to 15% in selected series, which may be 2- or 3-folds higher in critically ill patients. This study conducted in a tertiary care cardiology unit aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of thrombolytic therapy in stuck mitral bileaflet heart valves. Methods: As a prospective observational study, clinical symptoms and fluoroscopy were the mainstay in diagnosis of stuck mitral valve...
June 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903496/a-systematic-map-of-medical-data-preprocessing-in-knowledge-discovery
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REVIEW
A Idri, H Benhar, J L Fernández-Alemán, I Kadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Datamining (DM) has, over the last decade, received increased attention in the medical domain and has been widely used to analyze medical datasets in order to extract useful knowledge and previously unknown patterns. However, historical medical data can often comprise inconsistent, noisy, imbalanced, missing and high dimensional data. These challenges lead to a serious bias in predictive modeling and reduce the performance of DM techniques. Data preprocessing is, therefore, an essential step in knowledge discovery as regards improving the quality of data and making it appropriate and suitable for DM techniques...
August 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902265/clinical-use-of-submaximal-treadmill-exercise-testing-and-assessments-of-cardiac-biomarkers-nt-probnp-and-ctni-in-dogs-with-presymptomatic-mitral-regurgitation
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Leona Wall, Annika Mohr, Florenza Lüder Ripoli, Nayeli Schulze, Camila Duarte Penter, StephanOscar Hungerbuehler, Jan-Peter Bach, Karin Lucas, Ingo Nolte
Exercise intolerance is the first symptom of heart disease. Yet an objective and standardised method in canine cardiology to assess exercise capacity in a clinical setting is lacking. In contrast, exercise testing is a powerful diagnostic tool in humans, providing valuable information on prognosis and impact of therapeutic intervention. To investigate whether an exercise test reveals differences between dogs with early stage mitral regurgitation (MR) and dogs without cardiac disease, 12 healthy beagles (healthy group, HG) and 12 dogs with presymptomatic MR (CHIEF B1 / B2, patient group, PG) underwent a six-stage submaximal exercise test (ET) on a motorised treadmill...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901746/brain-mri-fiber-tracking-reveals-white-matter-alterations-in-hypertensive-patients-without-damage-at-conventional-neuroimaging
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Lorenzo Carnevale, Valentina D'Angelosante, Alessandro Landolfi, Giovanni Grillea, Giulio Selvetella, Marianna Storto, Giuseppe Lembo, Daniela Carnevale
Aims: Hypertension is one of the main risk factor for dementia. The subtle damage provoked by chronic high blood pressure in the brain is usually evidenced by conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in terms of white matter (WM) hyperintensities or cerebral atrophy. However, it is clear that by the time brain damage is visible, it may be too late hampering neurodegeneration. Aim of this study was to characterize a signature of early brain damage induced by hypertension, before the neurodegenerative injury manifests...
June 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899017/statin-eligibility-coronary-artery-calcium-and-subsequent-cardiovascular-events-according-to-the-2016-united-states-preventive-services-task-force-uspstf-statin-guidelines-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Michael D Miedema, Zeina A Dardari, Sina Kianoush, Salim S Virani, Joseph Yeboah, Thomas Knickelbine, Veit Sandfort, Carlos J Rodriguez, Khurram Nasir, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: The potential impact of the 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines on statins for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) warrants further analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied participants from MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) aged 40 to 75 years and not on statins. We compared statin eligibility at baseline (2000-2002) and over follow-up between USPSTF and the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines...
June 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898839/does-clinician-reported-lipid-guideline-adoption-translate-to-guideline-adherent-care-an-evaluation-of-the-patient-and-provider-assessment-of-lipid-management-palm-registry
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Angela Lowenstern, Shuang Li, Ann Marie Navar, Salim Virani, L Veronica Lee, Michael J Louie, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol guideline recommends statin treatment based on patients' predicted atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. Whether clinician-reported guideline adoption translates to implementation into practice is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare clinician lipid management in hypothetical scenarios versus observed practice. METHODS: The PALM Registry asked 774 clinicians how they would treat 4 hypothetical scenarios of primary prevention patients with: (1) diabetes; (2) high 10-year ASCVD risk (≥7...
June 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898219/association-of-patient-perceptions-of-cardiovascular-risk-and-beliefs-on-statin-drugs-with-racial-differences-in-statin-use-insights-from-the-patient-and-provider-assessment-of-lipid-management-registry
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Michael G Nanna, Ann Marie Navar, Pearl Zakroysky, Qun Xiang, Anne C Goldberg, Jennifer Robinson, Veronique L Roger, Salim S Virani, Peter W F Wilson, Joseph Elassal, L Veronica Lee, Tracy Y Wang, Eric D Peterson
Importance: African American individuals face higher atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk than white individuals; reasons for these differences, including potential differences in patient beliefs regarding preventive care, remain unknown. Objective: To evaluate differences in statin use between white and African American patients and identify the potential causes for any observed differences. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using the 2015 Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) Registry data, we compared statin use and dosing between African American and white outpatient adults who were potentially eligible for primary or secondary prevention statins...
June 13, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895759/classical-risk-factors-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-one-of-the-missing-biological-links-between-cardiovascular-disease-and-major-depressive-disorder
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Thomas C Baghai, Gabriella Varallo-Bedarida, Christoph Born, Sibylle Häfner, Cornelius Schüle, Daniela Eser, Peter Zill, André Manook, Johannes Weigl, Somayeh Jooyandeh, Caroline Nothdurfter, Clemens von Schacky, Brigitta Bondy, Rainer Rupprecht
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disorders (CVD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are the most frequent diseases worldwide responsible for premature death and disability. Behavioral and immunological variables influence the pathophysiology of both disorders. We therefore determined frequency and severity of MDD in CVD and studied whether MDD without CVD or other somatic diseases influences classical and inflammatory biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. In addition, we investigated the influence of proinflammatory cytokines on antidepressant treatment outcome...
June 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29893840/translating-guidelines-into-practice-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-an-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Konstantinos Iliodromitis, Daniel Scherr, Francisco Marín, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Heidi L Estner, Marcin Kostkiewicz, Nikolaos Dagres, Gregory Y H Lip
Despite the huge progress made in the both understanding the mechanisms and the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) this arrhythmia still represents an important health and social burden. Atrial fibrillation is increasing in frequency and is a major cause of death, stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, and hospitalizations. New data have emerged emphasizing the multidisciplinary approach to better management of this common arrhythmia. Despite the availability of AF management guidelines, practice among European centres may differ from the current guideline recommendations...
June 8, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29893693/do-we-still-need-single-sex-clinical-trials-in-cardiology
#13
Julinda Mehilli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892468/what-is-heart-failure-with-mid-range-ejection-fraction-a-new-subgroup-of-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Sunil K Nadar, Osama Tariq
Since the publication of European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (HF) in 2016, a new class of HF has been defined, namely HF with mildly reduced ejection fraction (HFmrEF). Although the name was new, there had long been awareness of the existence of a grey area between the two established classes of HF: HF with reduced ejection fraction and HF with preserved ejection fraction. Patients between these two classes were previously either excluded from HF studies or were included in the other groups...
May 2018: Cardiac failure review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891248/sports-cardiology-example-illustrative-cases
#15
Dhrubo Rakhit, David L Prior, André La Gerche
The following four cases are typical of the dilemmas faced by sports cardiologists on a regular basis. These are real-life cases and, for each, in addition to a focussed evaluation, the authors openly discuss the clinical predicament and give their personal viewpoints. The cases are designed to be engaging and informative, demonstrating the benefits of expertise in sports cardiology when confronted with athletes with cardiological conundrums.
May 18, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29890282/the-importance-of-anginal-symptoms-characteristics-for-the-prediction-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-cohort-of-stable-patients-in-the-modern-era
#16
Georgios Nakas, Aris Bechlioulis, Aikaterini Marini, Konstantinos Vakalis, Mara Bougiakli, Sophia Giannitsi, Konstantina Nikolaou, Emorfili Ioanna Antoniadou, Αnna Kotsia, Konstantina Gartzonika, Georgios Chasiotis, Eleni Bairaktari, Christos S Katsouras, Georgios Triantis, Dimitrios Sionis, Lampros K Michalis, Katerina K Naka
BACKGROUND: Angina is an important clinical symptom indicating underlying coronary artery disease (CAD). Its characteristics are important for the diagnosis and risk-stratification of patients with CAD. Currently, we aimed to investigate the association of chest pain characteristics with the presence of obstructive CAD in a contemporary cohort of patients undergoing coronary angiography for suspected stable CAD. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography for suspected stable CAD (n=686) in a single University Hospital Cardiology Department were enrolled...
June 8, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887993/a-new-lebanese-medication-adherence-scale-validation-in-lebanese-hypertensive-adults
#17
R Bou Serhal, P Salameh, N Wakim, C Issa, B Kassem, L Abou Jaoude, N Saleh
Background: A new Lebanese scale measuring medication adherence considered socioeconomic and cultural factors not taken into account by the eight-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8). Objectives were to validate the new adherence scale and its prediction of hypertension control, compared to MMAS-8, and to assess adherence rates and factors. Methodology: A cross-sectional study, including 405 patients, was performed in outpatient cardiology clinics of three hospitals in Beirut...
2018: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887180/perioperative-and-periprocedural-management-of-antithrombotic-therapy-consensus-document-of-sec-sedar-seacv-sectcv-aec-secpre-sepd-sego-sehh-seth-semergen-semfyc-semg-semicyuc-semi-semes-separ-senec-seo-sepa-servei-secot-and-aeu
#18
David Vivas, Inmaculada Roldán, Raquel Ferrandis, Francisco Marín, Vanessa Roldán, Antonio Tello-Montoliu, Juan Miguel Ruiz-Nodar, Juan José Gómez-Doblas, Alfonso Martín, Juan Vicente Llau, María José Ramos-Gallo, Rafael Muñoz, Juan Ignacio Arcelus, Francisco Leyva, Fernando Alberca, Raquel Oliva, Ana María Gómez, Carmen Montero, Fuat Arikan, Luis Ley, Enrique Santos-Bueso, Elena Figuero, Antonio Bujaldón, José Urbano, Rafael Otero, Juan Francisco Hermida, Isabel Egocheaga, José Luis Llisterri, José María Lobos, Ainhoa Serrano, Olga Madridano, José Luis Ferreiro
During the last few years, the number of patients receiving anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy has increased worldwide. Since this is a chronic treatment, patients receiving it can be expected to need some kind of surgery or intervention during their lifetime that may require treatment discontinuation. The decision to withdraw antithrombotic therapy depends on the patient's thrombotic risk versus hemorrhagic risk. Assessment of both factors will show the precise management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in these scenarios...
June 7, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885954/cognitive-deficits-and-related-brain-lesions-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Anna Frey, Roxane Sell, György A Homola, Carolin Malsch, Peter Kraft, Ignaz Gunreben, Caroline Morbach, Bálint Alkonyi, Eric Schmid, Isabella Colonna, Edith Hofer, Wolfgang Müllges, Georg Ertl, Peter Heuschmann, László Solymosi, Reinhold Schmidt, Stefan Störk, Guido Stoll
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the spectrum of brain lesions seen in heart failure (HF) patients and the extent to which lesion type contributes to cognitive impairment. BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits have been reported in patients with HF. METHODS: A total of 148 systolic and diastolic HF patients (mean age 64 ± 11 years; 16% female; mean left ventricular ejection fraction 43 ± 8%) were extensively evaluated within 2 days by cardiological, neurological, and neuropsychological testing and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
May 31, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885787/oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-managed-in-the-emergency-department-compared-to-cardiology-outpatient-opportunities-for-improved-outcomes
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Geetanjali Rangnekar, Celine Gallagher, Geoffrey R Wong, Simon Rocheleau, Anthony G Brooks, Jeroen M L Hendriks, Melissa E Middeldorp, Adrian D Elliott, Rajiv Mahajan, Prashanthan Sanders, Dennis H Lau
INTRODUCTION: Recent registry data suggests oral anticoagulation (OAC) usage remains suboptimal in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The aim of our study was to determine if rates of appropriate use of OAC in individuals with AF differs between the emergency department (ED) and cardiac outpatient clinic (CO). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive AF patients over a 12-month period. Data from clinical records, discharge summaries and outpatient letters were independently reviewed by two investigators...
April 4, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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