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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677464/improving-the-quality-of-preclinical-research-echocardiography-observations-training-and-guidelines-for-measurement
#1
Daniel G Donner, Helen Kiriazis, Xiao-Jun Du, Thomas H Marwick, Julie R McMullen
Informal training in preclinical research may be a contributor to the poor reproducibility of preclinical cardiology research and low rates of translation into clinical research and practice. Mouse echocardiography is a widely used technique to assess cardiac structure and function in drug intervention studies using disease models. The inter-observer variability (IOV) of clinical echocardiographic measurements has been shown to improve with formalized training, but preclinical echocardiography lacks similarly critical standardization of training...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675359/three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-detects-different-patterns-of-right-atrial-dysfunction-in-selected-disorders-a-short-summary-from-the-magyar-path-study
#2
Attila Nemes, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Árpád Kormányos, Nóra Ambrus, Tamás Forster
The right atrium (RA) is the most under-evaluated heart chamber in the clinical practice. Three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) merges the benefits of 3D echocardiography and STE: volumetric and strain assessment of the RA can be performed at the same time from the same digitally acquired 3D echocardiographic dataset with a special equipment using a virtual 3D model of the RA. A diagnostic focused study is under way at the Second Department of Medicine and Cardiology Center, University of Szeged, Hungary to assess 3D-STE-derived RA variables in different patient populations, which serves as a substudy of Motion Analysis of the heart and Great vessels bY three-dimensionAl speckle-tRacking echocardiography in Pathological cases (MAGYAR-Path) Study...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673467/transition-intervention-for-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Andrew S Mackie, Gwen R Rempel, Adrienne H Kovacs, Miriam Kaufman, Kathryn N Rankin, Ahlexxi Jelen, Maryna Yaskina, Renee Sananes, Erwin Oechslin, Dimi Dragieva, Sonila Mustafa, Elina Williams, Michelle Schuh, Cedric Manlhiot, Samantha J Anthony, Joyce Magill-Evans, David Nicholas, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence regarding the efficacy of interventions to prepare adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) to enter adult care. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of a nurse-led transition intervention on lapses between pediatric and adult care. METHODS: A cluster randomized clinical trial was conducted of a nurse-led transition intervention for 16- to 17-year-olds with moderate or complex CHD versus usual care...
April 24, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668479/mobile-application-neurogame-for-assessment-the-attention-focus-and-concentration
#4
Mario Loleski, Sofija Loleska, Nada Pop-Jordanova
Smartphones are ubiquitous, but it is still unknown what physiological functions can be monitored at clinical quality. In medicine their use is cited in many fields (cardiology, pulmology, endocrinology, rheumatology, pediatrics as well as in the field of mental health). The aim of this paper is to explain how the use of mobile application can help clients to improve the index of their focus, concentration and motor skills. Our original developed application on Android operating system, named "neurogame" is based on an open source platform to enable assessment and therapeutic stimulation, focus and concentration with the ability to monitor the progress of the results obtained in a larger number of participants (normal subjects as well as patients with different disorders) over a period of time...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667200/treatment-in-a-preventive-cardiology-clinic-utilizing-advanced-practice-providers-apps-effectively-closes-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-management-gaps-amongst-a-primary-prevention-population-compared-with-a-propensity-matched-primary-care
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Emilio Fentanes, Anthony G Vande Hei, R Scott Holuby, Norma Suarez, Yousif Slim, Jennifer N Slim, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can fill access to care gaps created by physician shortages and improve adherence/compliance with preventive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) interventions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 595 patients enrolled in a preventive cardiology clinic (PCC) utilizing APPs compared with a propensity-matched cohort (PMC) of 595 patients enrolled in primary care clinics alone. PCC patients were risk stratified using Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and treated based on published guideline-based algorithms...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
#6
REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666706/impact-of-the-ceiling-mounted-radiation-shielding-position-on-the-physician-s-dose-from-scatter-radiation-during-interventional-procedures
#7
Lucie Sukupova, Ondrej Hlavacek, Daniel Vedlich
The effect of the ceiling-mounted radiation shielding on the amount of the scatter radiation was assessed under conditions simulating obese patients for clinically relevant exposure parameters. Measurements were performed in different projections and with different positions of the ceiling-mounted shielding: without shielding; shielding closest to the patient; and shielding closest to the physician performing the procedure. The protection provided by the shielding was assessed for cardiology when the femoral access is used and for radiology when the physician performs the procedure in the abdominal area...
2018: Radiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665405/adherence-to-2016-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-predicts-outcome-in-a-large-real-world-population-of-heart-failure-patients-requiring-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-adherence-to-guidelines-predicts-crt-outcome
#8
Giuseppe Stabile, Patrizia Pepi, Pietro Palmisano, Antonio D'Onofrio, Antonio De Simone, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Domenico Pecora, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Giuseppe Arena, Massimiliano Marini, Paolo Pieragnoli, Sandra Badolati, Gianluca Savarese, Gianpiero Maglia, Assunta Iuliano, Giovanni Luca Botto, Maurizio Malacrida, Emanuele Bertaglia
BACKGROUND: Professional guidelines are based on the best available evidence. However, patients treated in clinical practice may differ from those included in reference trials. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in a large population of patients implanted with a CRT device, stratified in accordance with the 2016 European heart failure (HF) guidelines. METHODS: We collected data on 930 consecutive patients from the CRT-MORE registry...
April 14, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665065/atrial-fibrillation-symptom-profiles-associated-with-healthcare-utilization-a-latent-class-regression-analysis
#9
Megan M Streur, Sarah J Ratcliffe, David J Callans, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Barbara J Riegel
BACKGROUND: Symptoms drive healthcare use among adults with atrial fibrillation, but limited data are available regarding which symptoms are most problematic and which patients are most at-risk. The purpose of this study was to: 1) identify clusters of patients with similar symptom profiles, 2) characterize the individuals within each cluster, and 3) determine whether specific symptom profiles are associated with healthcare utilization. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional secondary data analysis of 1,501 adults from the Vanderbilt Atrial Fibrillation Registry...
April 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664530/-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-smoking-cessation
#10
María Paz Corvalán B, Leonardo Véjar M, Claudia Bambs S, Juana Pavié G, Mónica Zagolin B, Jaime Cerda L
Considering that a high proportion of the Chilean general population smokes, the Chilean Society of Respiratory Diseases in collaboration with the Chilean Societies of Cardiology and, Endocrinology and Diabetes, formed an interdisciplinary group, who issued a set of recommendations for the treatment of the smoker, methodologically advised by experts. These interventions should be prioritized in high-risk groups. Methods The panel elaborated and graded the recommendations following the GRADE methodology. To assess the effect of each intervention, systematic reviews and randomized clinical trials were identified...
November 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664426/service-quality-from-the-perspective-of-myocardial-infarction-patients
#11
Kamal Gholipour, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Solmaz Azimzadeh, Samad Ghafari, Shabnam Iezadi
OBJECTIVE: Service quality (SQ) generally refers to the nonclinical aspects of health services and primarily focuses on the relationship between the care provider and the customers, and the environment in which care services are delivered. The aim of this study was to assess the SQ provided for myocardial infarction (MI) from the patients' perspective. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 164 patients with MI at the Tabriz Shahid Madani cardiology clinic...
April 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661944/atrial-fibrillation-burden-moving-beyond-atrial-fibrillation-as-a-binary-entity-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#12
REVIEW
Lin Y Chen, Mina K Chung, Larry A Allen, Michael Ezekowitz, Karen L Furie, Pamela McCabe, Peter A Noseworthy, Marco V Perez, Mintu P Turakhia
Our understanding of the risk factors and complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) is based mostly on studies that have evaluated AF in a binary fashion (present or absent) and have not investigated AF burden. This scientific statement discusses the published literature and knowledge gaps related to methods of defining and measuring AF burden, the relationship of AF burden to cardiovascular and neurological outcomes, and the effect of lifestyle and risk factor modification on AF burden. Many studies examine outcomes by AF burden classified by AF type (paroxysmal versus nonparoxysmal); however, quantitatively, AF burden can be defined by longest duration, number of AF episodes during a monitoring period, and the proportion of time an individual is in AF during a monitoring period (expressed as a percentage)...
April 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660751/-exposure-therapy-with-the-help-of-a-wearable-defibrillator-device-used-in-the-treatment-of-severe-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-congenital-lqts-an-example-for-interdisciplinary-treatment
#13
Fabian Sinowatz, Clemens Jilek, Ulrich Voderholzer, Ulrich Cuntz, Martin Greetfeld, Petra Hopfner, Jürgen Pache
We report on a case of a young female suffering from both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and a severe underlying cardiac disease. Due to the somatic comorbidity, treatment according to guidelines with exposure and reaction prevention was not initially conducted, due to potentially fatal risks to the patient. However, through collaboration with a cardiology clinic, we were able to find an innovative solution which allowed for the continuation of the exposure therapy. This case report demonstrates a successful interdisciplinary collaboration and is intended to sensitize the reader to the need for checking for somatic contraindications before conducting exposure therapy...
April 16, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656776/purulenta-pericarditis-and-pasteurella-multocida-an-extremely-rare-entity
#14
Raquel Ferreira, José Martins, Tiago Adrega, Sara Pinto, Sofia Nunes, Rita Pancas, Anabela Gonzaga, José Santos
Purulent pericarditis is a rare entity, defined as the presence of neutrophilic pericardial effusion which is infected by a bacterial, fungus or parasite agent. The diagnosis can be challenging, especially if patients have taken previous antibiotic therapy; on the other hand the recognition of this pathology is often made late, with the onset of severe symptoms or signs of cardiac tamponade or even only at the autopsy. The authors describe the case of a 82-year-old woman with history of extensive laceration of the right lower limb from a dog bite in July 2016, admitted to the Cardiology Department one month later for Acute Pericarditis...
April 12, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656120/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndromes-in-the-era-of-interventional-cardiology
#15
REVIEW
Riccardo Gorla, Raimund Erbel, Kim A Eagle, Eduardo Bossone
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), initially reported after cardiovascular surgery, has been described after various interventional cardiology procedures, including endovascular/thoracic aortic repair (EVAR/TEVAR), implantation of heart rhythm devices, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), electrophysiology procedures (EP), and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). In these settings, a comprehensive understanding of the triggers, pathogenesis as well as a common diagnostic/therapeutic algorithm is lacking and will be discussed in this review...
April 12, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651786/the-why-when-and-how-to-test-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#16
REVIEW
Lien Desteghe, Jeroen M L Hendriks, R Doug McEvoy, Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Paul Dendale, Prashanthan Sanders, Hein Heidbuchel, Dominik Linz
Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and may be important in atrial fibrillation (AF) management. It is present in up to 62% of the AF population and is highly under-recognized and underdiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly associated with AF and non-randomized trials have shown that its treatment can help to reduce AF recurrences and maintain sinus rhythm. The 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of AF recommend that AF patients should be questioned regarding the symptoms of OSA and that OSA-treatment should be optimized to improve AF treatment results...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651685/cardiogoniometry-compared-to-fractional-flow-reserve-at-identifying-physiologically-significant-coronary-stenosis-the-cardioflow-study
#17
Oliver I Brown, Andrew L Clark, Raj Chelliah, Benjamin J Davison, Adam N Mather, Michael S Cunnington, Joseph John, Albert Alahmar, Richard Oliver, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Angela Hoye
Cardiogoniometry (CGM) is method of 3-dimensional electrocardiographic assessment which has been shown to identify patients with angiographically defined, stable coronary artery disease (CAD). However, angiographic evidence of CAD, does not always correlate to physiologically significant disease. The aim of our study was to assess the ability of CGM to detect physiologically significant coronary stenosis defined by fractional flow reserve (FFR). In a tertiary cardiology centre, elective patients with single vessel CAD were enrolled into a prospective double blinded observational study...
April 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650796/heartbeat-reporting-guidelines-for-high-quality-clinical-cardiology-research
#18
Catherine M Otto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650546/aortic-stenosis-then-and-now
#19
Eugene Braunwald
During the late 1950s and most of the 1960s, Dr John Ross and I led the busy clinical cardiology program then existing at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. During this period, the assessment and surgical treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS) in adults, predominantly rheumatic in origin, were both undergoing rapid changes. In the 1950s, before open heart surgery and left-sided heart catheterization were available, after thoracotomy dilators were inserted through a ventriculotomy, and severely obstructed aortic valves were "blindly" opened...
April 12, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650544/evaluation-and-management-of-right-sided-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#20
REVIEW
Marvin A Konstam, Michael S Kiernan, Daniel Bernstein, Biykem Bozkurt, Miriam Jacob, Navin K Kapur, Robb D Kociol, Eldrin F Lewis, Mandeep R Mehra, Francis D Pagani, Amish N Raval, Carey Ward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diverse causes of right-sided heart failure (RHF) include, among others, primary cardiomyopathies with right ventricular (RV) involvement, RV ischemia and infarction, volume loading caused by cardiac lesions associated with congenital heart disease and valvular pathologies, and pressure loading resulting from pulmonic stenosis or pulmonary hypertension from a variety of causes, including left-sided heart disease. Progressive RV dysfunction in these disease states is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
April 12, 2018: Circulation
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