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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156869/impact-of-ggcx-polymorphisms-on-warfarin-dose-requirements-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Nian-Xin Jiang, Ying-Hui Xu, Jing-Wen Xia, Bing Jiang, Yan-Song Li
Background/aim: Warfarin is a common anticoagulant with large interindividual differences and a narrow therapeutic range. The polymorphisms of gamma-glutamyl carboxylase (GGCX) are important genetic factors for warfarin dose requirements. Materials and methods: Polymerase chain reaction and direct sequencing methods were used to detect the GGCX rs699664 genotype in 215 atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with warfarin administration. The effects on warfarin dose by different genotypes were analyzed. A warfarin dosing algorithm was developed based on age, height, CYP2C9, VKORC1, and GGCX genotype...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156015/european-prospective-multicentre-study-of-hybrid-thoracoscopic-and-transcatheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-the-historic-af-trial
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Claudio Muneretto, Gianluigi Bisleri, Fabrizio Rosati, Ralf Krakor, Laura Giroletti, Lorenzo Di Bacco, Alberto Repossini, Massimo Moltrasio, Antonio Curnis, Claudio Tondo, Gianluca Polvani
OBJECTIVES: The HISTORIC-AF trial is a prospective, multicentre, single-arm study designed to evaluate the outcomes of a staged endoscopic and transcatheter ablation in patients with stand-alone, persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, 100 consecutive patients were enrolled and underwent thoracoscopic left atrial epicardial isolation ('box lesion') followed by transcatheter ablation in case of AF recurrency. The safety end point was the composite outcome of freedom from major adverse events at 30-days, while efficacy end points were: (i) primary: freedom from AF and stable sinus rhythm following isolated thoracospic ablation >60% and (ii) secondary: freedom from AF and stable sinus rhythm >80% following hybrid ablation (as per HRS criteria)...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155923/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-outcomes-is-there-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel
#3
Vikas Kuriachan, Carlos A Morillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155884/the-importance-of-mean-time-in-therapeutic-range-for-complication-rates-in-warfarin-therapy-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
#4
Anne Sig Vestergaard, Flemming Skjøth, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Lars Holger Ehlers
BACKGROUND: \Anticoagulation is used for stroke prophylaxis in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, amongst other by use of the vitamin K antagonist, warfarin. Quality in warfarin therapy is often summarized by the time patients spend within the therapeutic range (percent time in therapeutic range, TTR). The correlation between TTR and the occurrence of complications during warfarin therapy has been established, but the influence of patient characteristics in that respect remains undetermined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155027/serum-level-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-is-associated-with-left-atrial-voltage-in-patients-with-chronic-atrial-fibrillation
#5
Shilu Zhao, Mingfang Li, Weizhu Ju, Lingyun Gu, Fengxiang Zhang, Hongwu Chen, Kai Gu, Bing Yang, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial tissue fibrosis can cause electrical or structural remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillation. Transforming growth factor beta 1(TGF-β1) signaling acts as a central role in fibroblast activation. In this report, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum level of TGF-β1 and mean left atrial voltage in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (CAF). METHODS: A total of 16 consecutive adult patients with CAF who underwent catheter ablation were enrolled...
November 15, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154815/vitamin-d-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
REVIEW
Wei-Ling Huang, Jun Yang, Jian Yang, Hui-Bo Wang, Chao-Jun Yang, Ying Yang
OBJECTIVES: To research vitamin D levels in the prevention of new-onset atrial fibrillation(AF), we conducting a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched for English-language RCTs published before September 2016.We focus on the vitamin D levels in the prevention of new-onset AF. The outcomes assessed were vitamin D levels, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and Left atrium diameter...
November 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154445/long-term-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-treated-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#7
Nelli Pajamäki, Saara Metso, Tommi Hakala, Tapani Ebeling, Heini Huhtala, Essi Ryödi, Juhani Sand, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pia Jaatinen
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid hormone suppression therapy has been widely used in the treatment of thyroid cancer, but concerns have been raised about the cardiovascular risks of this treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients treated for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and to assess the effect of TSH suppression and radioiodine (RAI) treatment on the cardiovascular outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153994/incident-atrial-fibrillation-and-the-risk-of-congestive-heart-failure-myocardial-infarction-end-stage-kidney-disease-and-mortality-among-patients-with-a-decreased%C3%A2-estimated-gfr
#8
David Massicotte-Azarniouch, John Paul Kuwornu, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Ngan N Lam, Amber O Molnar, Deborah Zimmerman, Megan K McCallum, Amit X Garg, Manish M Sood
BACKGROUND: The association of atrial fibrillation (AF), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and adverse events. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based retrospective cohort study from Ontario, Canada. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,422,978 million adult residents with eGFRs < 90mL/min/1.73m(2) from April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2015. FACTOR: A diagnosis of AF at hospitalization. OUTCOMES: Congestive heart failure (CHF), myocardial infarction (MI), end-stage kidney disease, all-cause mortality...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153742/direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-japanese-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-elderly
#9
EDITORIAL
Yusuke Kondo, Keitaro Senoo, Yoshio Kobayashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153741/left-atrial-function-in-patients-with-light-chain-amyloidosis-a-transthoracic-3d-speckle-tracking-imaging-study
#10
Dania Mohty, Vincent Petitalot, Julien Magne, Bahaa M Fadel, Cyrille Boulogne, Dounia Rouabhia, Chahrazed ElHamel, David Lavergne, Thibaud Damy, Victor Aboyans, Arnaud Jaccard
BACKGROUND: Systemic light chain amyloidosis (AL) is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils. Transthoracic echocardiography is the modality of choice to assess cardiac function in patients with AL. Whereas left ventricular (LV) function has been well studied in this patient population, data regarding the value of left atrial (LA) function in AL patients are lacking. In this study, we aim to examine the impact of LA volumes and function on survival in AL patients as assessed by real-time 3D echocardiography...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153576/coronary-artery-calcium-and-long-term%C3%A2-risk-of-death-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction-and-stroke-the-walter-reed-cohort-study
#11
Joshua D Mitchell, Robert Paisley, Patrick Moon, Eric Novak, Todd C Villines
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the long-term risk of death and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) outcomes, including stroke, in a real-world cohort that underwent coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. BACKGROUND: Large-scale, long-term studies assessing the independent relationship of CAC for prediction of ASCVD events, to include stroke, in young, low-risk patients are uncommon outside of the clinical trial setting. METHODS: A total of 23,637 consecutive subjects without ASCVD who underwent CAC scoring from 1997 to 2009 were studied...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153561/use-of-atrial-strain-to-predict-atrial-fibrillation-after-cerebral-ischemia
#12
Faraz Pathan, Eswar Sivaraj, Kazuaki Negishi, Rifly Rafiudeen, Shahab Pathan, Nicholas D'Elia, John Galligan, Samuel Neilson, Ricardo Fonseca, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify whether atrial strain could be used as an imaging biomarker to predict atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: AF is found in up to 30% of cryptogenic cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs), which themselves account for 30% to 40% of ischemic CVA. METHODS: This observational study evaluated all patients who had an echocardiogram (transthoracic echocardiogram [TTE]) following presentation with cryptogenic CVA from 2010 to 2014...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153246/usefulness-of-the-american-heart-association-s-life-simple-7-to-predict-the-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
#13
Parveen K Garg, Wesley T O'Neal, Adedotun Ogunsua, Evan L Thacker, George Howard, Elsayed Z Soliman, Mary Cushman
The American Heart Association has identified metrics of ideal cardiovascular (CV) health known as Life's Simple 7 (LS7). We determined the prospective relationship between the LS7 and the incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in a biracial cohort. The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study enrolled non-Hispanic black and white adults 45 years or older. This analysis included 9,576 REGARDS participants (mean age 63 ± 8.4 years; 57% women; 30% black) who were free of AF at baseline and completed a follow-up examination 9...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153212/-new-treatments-for-heart-failure
#14
Clément Venner, Olivier Huttin, Christine Selton-Suty, Yves Juillière
New direct oral anticoagulants are recommended as first-line therapy in case of atrial fibrillation within a heart failure. In the absence of atrial fibrillation, the role for new direct oral anticoagulants would have to be confirmed in the next years. Sacubitril/valsartan, angiotansin II receptor neprilysin inhibitor, presents with an efficacy superior to that of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. It is now recommended in the treatment of heart failure as a third-line therapy. Modalities of prescription are strict, and safety is good...
November 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153107/interictal-cardiac-autonomic-nervous-system-disturbances-in-dogs-with-idiopathic-epilepsy
#15
M Musteata, D Mocanu, G D Stanciu, M Armasu, G Solcan
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity in the interictal period (InIp) in dogs with presumed idiopathic epilepsy (pIE) was assessed using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. The HRVs obtained from 28 pIE dogs with interictal epileptic discharges (InIEd; 11 with treatment and 17 without treatment) detected on electroencephalography (EEG) were compared with those obtained from 13 healthy dogs. On electrocardiographic (ECG) study, the P wave dispersion (PWD; P<0.001), P max (P=0.004) and corrected QT interval (QTc; P=0...
October 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152279/partial-left-superior-pulmonary-vein-potential-elimination-by-an-inferior-ganglionated-plexus-ablation
#16
Yasutsugu Nagamoto, Yuto Fujii, Yuichi Morita, Yusuke Ueda, Kenichi Yamane, Yasuko Miyake, Mai Fujiwara, Shinji Mito, Yuichiro Watari, Hiromichi Tamekiyo, Tomokazu Okimoto, Yuji Muraoka, Yasuhiko Hayashi
Ganglionated plexus (GP) plays an important role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). The GP ablation has been found to be effective for AF treatment. In this case, we reported an AF case in which the pulmonary vein (PV) potentials of the anterior region of the left superior PV were eliminated by an inferior right GP ablation.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151509/in-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-patients-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-related-to-thrombogenesis-and-more-closely-associated-with-left-atrial-appendage-contraction-than-with-the-left-atrial-body-function
#17
Yukihiro Fukuda, Mitsunori Okamoto, Shunsuke Tomomori, Hiroya Matsumura, Takehito Tokuyama, Yukiko Nakano, Yasuki Kihara
Objective The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation marker that can be used to detect atrial inflammatory changes, which may contribute to a reduced left atrial (LA) function and thrombosis. Our study aimed to determine whether or not the association of NLR with the LA appendage (LAA) function in relation to thrombogenesis differs from the association with the LA body function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) patients. Methods A total of 183 PAF patients were studied. The LA volume index, mitral flow velocity (A), and mitral annular motion velocity (A') were examined using transthoracic echocardiography...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151496/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-cardiovascular-disease-treatment-in-japan
#18
Satoshi Kodera, Arihiro Kiyosue, Jiro Ando, Hiroshi Akazawa, Hiroyuki Morita, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) and incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) are important concepts in cost-effectiveness analysis, which is becoming increasingly important in Japan. QALY is used to estimate quality of life (QOL) and life years, and can be used to compare the efficacies of cancer and cardiovascular treatments. ICER is defined as the difference in cost between treatments divided by the difference in their effects, with a smaller ICER indicating better cost-effectiveness. Here, we present a review of cost-effectiveness analyses in Japan as well other countries...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151486/factors-for-c-kit-expression-in-cardiac-outgrowth-cells-and-human-heart-tissue
#19
Satoshi Matsushita, Kazuo Minematsu, Taira Yamamoto, Hirotaka Inaba, Kenji Kuwaki, Akie Shimada, Yasutaka Yokoyama, Atsushi Amano
We determined the factors associated with the expression of c-kit in the heart and the proliferation of c-kit-positive (c-kit(pos)) cardiac stem cells among the outgrowth cells cultured from human cardiac explants.Samples of the right atrium (RA), left atrium (LA), and left ventricle obtained from patients during open-heart surgery were processed for cell culture of outgrowth cells and tissue analysis. The total number of growing cells and the population of c-kit(pos) cells were measured and compared with c-kit expression in native tissues and characteristics of the patients according to the region of the heart...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151480/the-refinement-of-risk-stratification-for-atrial-thrombus-or-spontaneous-echo-contrast-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Wenna Ning, Yang Li, Chunyan Ma, Liangxian Qiu, Bo Yu
As for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients with left atrial thrombus or spontaneous echo contrast (LAT/SEC), we evaluated the additional predictive value of serum uric acid (SUA) and Left atrial diameter (LAD) for CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc, and explored the influence from the level of SUA and LAD to LAT/SEC in moderate risk group. Thus, we put forward the concept of a borderline high risk group to guide clinical anticoagulant therapy in patients with NVAF.A total of 284 NVAF patients without the history of anticoagulant prior to hospitalization were enrolled...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
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