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Dipak Kotecha, Paulus Kirchhof
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September 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934836/pregnancy-in-women-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-data-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology-initiated-registry-of-pregnancy-and-cardiac-disease-ropac
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S Goland, I M van Hagen, G Elbaz-Greener, U Elkayam, A Shotan, W M Merz, S C Enar, I R Gaisin, P G Pieper, M R Johnson, R Hall, A Blatt, J W Roos-Hesselink
Aims: We report the maternal and foetal outcomes at birth and after 6 months in a cohort of pregnant women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Although most women with HCM tolerate pregnancy well, there is an increased risk of obstetric and cardiovascular complications. Methods and results: All pregnant women with HCM entered into the prospective worldwide Registry of Pregnancy and Cardiac disease (ROPAC) were included in this analysis. The primary endpoint was a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), which included death, heart failure (HF), thrombo-embolic event, and arrhythmia...
September 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934817/aldosterone-to-renin-ratio-as-a-screening-instrument-for-primary-aldosteronism-in-a-middle-aged-population-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Georgios Mourtzinis, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Helena Gustafsson, Gudmundur Johannsson, Karin Manhem
Atrial fibrillation seems to be overrepresented among patients with primary aldosteronism. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of aldosterone to renin ratio as a screening instrument for primary aldosteronism in an atrial fibrillation population with relatively low cardiovascular risk profile. A total of 149 patients <65 years and with history of AF were screened for primary aldosteronism using aldosterone to renin ratio. Pathologically increased aldosterone to renin ratio (>65 pmol/mIU) was found in 15 participants (10...
September 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934363/sex-related-differences-in-the-risk-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-and-outcomes-of-ischemic-stroke-patients-in-rural-areas-of-taiwan
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Cheung-Ter Ong, Yi-Sin Wong, Sheng-Feng Sung, Chi-Shun Wu, Yung-Chu Hsu, Yu-Hsiang Su, Ling-Chien Hung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sex-related differences in the clinical presentation and outcomes of stroke patients are issues that have attracted increased interest from the scientific community. The present study aimed to investigate sex-related differences in the risk factors for in-hospital mortality and outcome in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: A total of 4278 acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to a stroke unit between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2014 were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934312/clinical-characteristics-and-12-month-outcomes-of-patients-with-valvular-and-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-kenya
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Tecla M Temu, Kathleen A Lane, Changyu Shen, Loise Ng'ang'a, Constantine O Akwanalo, Peng-Sheng Chen, Wilfred Emonyi, Susan R Heckbert, Myra M Koech, Imran Manji, Matteo Vatta, Eric J Velazquez, Jennifer Wessel, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Thomas S Inui, Gerald S Bloomfield
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major contributor to the global cardiovascular disease burden. The clinical profile and outcomes of AF patients with valvular heart diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not been adequately described. We assessed clinical features and 12-month outcomes of patients with valvular AF (vAF) in comparison to AF patients without valvular heart disease (nvAF) in western Kenya. METHODS: We performed a cohort study with retrospective data gathering to characterize risk factors and prospective data collection to characterize their hospitalization, stroke and mortality rates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933293/micrornas-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Alexandros Briasoulis, Shikha Sharma, Tesfaye Telila, Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitris Tousoulis
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, involved in regulation of post-transcriptional gene expression. They exert key role not only in physiology and normal development of the cardiovascular system but also in cardiovascular disease development and progression. Recent animal and human studies of tissue specific miRNAs have suggested a role in structural and electrical remodeling in atrial fibrillation (AF). Their emerging role as biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets in patients with AF is discussed in this review...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933196/symptoms-acceptance-of-illness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Aleksandra Kaczan, Katarzyna Lomper, Dariusz Nowakowski, Krzysztof Dudek
INTRODUCTION: Acceptance of illness plays a key role, allowing the patient to adapt to the disease and its treatment, and to maintain their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) despite chronic conditions. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between severity of arrhythmia symptoms, acceptance of illness and HRQOL in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: The study included 99 patients (mean age 64.6) treated for atrial fibrillation...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932497/evaluation-of-amiodarone-versus-metoprolol-in-treating-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Alireza Kamali, Amir Sanatkar, Mehrzad Sharifi, Esmaeil Moshir
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting patients in open heart ICU after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Most cardiac surgery textbooks recommend beta blockers as the drug of choice for treating such a condition while many experienced physicians and a number of anesthesiology references offer amiodarone as the drug of choice. Therefore, because of insufficient evidence and the aforementioned controversy, we decided to conduct a study evaluating these two antiarrhythmic medicines...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932397/undiagnosed-and-diagnosed-diabetes-mellitus-among-hospitalised-acute-heart-failure-patients-in-botswana
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Julius Chacha Mwita, Mgaywa Gilbert Mjungu Damas Magafu, Bernard Omech, Billy Tsima, Matthew J Dewhurst, Monkgogi Goepamang, Yohana Mashalla
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus among patients hospitalised with acute heart failure in Botswana. METHODS: The study enrolled 193 consecutive patients admitted with acute heart failure to the medical wards at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone. Patients were classified as previously known diabetics, undiagnosed diabetics (glycated haemoglobin ≥ 6.5%) or as non-diabetics (glycated haemoglobin < 6...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931939/survival-and-prognostic-factors-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-meta-analysis
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Qun Liu, Diandian Li, Alan E Berger, Roger A Johns, Li Gao
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder but data on survival rates are still conflicting and have not so far been quantitatively reviewed. The aim of this study is to conduct a meta-analysis of cohort studies to assess pooled survival rates and prognostic factors for survival in patients with HCM. Nineteen studies were included representing 12,146 HCM patients. The pooled 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year survival rates were 98.0%, 94.3%, 82.2% and 75.0%, respectively. Among patients with HCM, age, NYHA functional class, family history of sudden death (FHSD), syncope, atrial fibrillation, non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (nsVT), maximum left ventricular wall thickness and obstruction were significant prognostic factors for cardiovascular death...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931618/predicting-major-bleeding-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Nina A Hilkens, Ale Algra, Jacoba P Greving
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Performance of risk scores for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation and a previous transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke is not well established. We aimed to validate risk scores for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulants after cerebral ischemia and explore the net benefit of oral anticoagulants among bleeding risk categories. METHODS: We analyzed 3623 patients with a history of transient ischemic attack or stroke included in the RE-LY trial (Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy)...
September 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930576/impact-of-chocolate-on-the-cardiovascular-health
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Maria Alessandra Gammone, Konstantinos Efthymakis, Francesca Romana Pluchinotta, Sonia Bergante, Guido Tettamanti, Graziano Riccioni, Nicolantonio D'Orazio
The antioxidants such as polyphenols, especially flavonols, present in large quantitites in cocoa, cause vasodilation, modulate inflammatory markers and cardiovascular health, and possess a range of protective cardiovascular effects. On the other hand, overconsumption of chocolate can lead to tachyarrhythmias, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation due to its caffeine content. This review describes both the cardioprotective and adverse effects of chocolate and its constituents...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929616/noninvasive-assessment-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-by-deceleration-time-of-early-diastolic-mitral-annular-velocity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kazushi Takemoto, Kumiko Hirata, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Tanimoto, Makoto Orii, Yasutsugu Shiono, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Hironori Kitabata, Takashi Kubo, Atsushi Tanaka, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVE: To examine the diagnostic ability of the deceleration time of early mitral annular velocity (e'DT) as determined by tissue Doppler velocity image, a method for assessing LV filling pressure. BACKGROUNDS: Estimation of LV filling pressure by Doppler echocardiography requires a combination of various parameters. Therefore, there remains a need for a simple index in LV filling pressure estimation. The e' is known to be reduced and delayed with increased LV filling pressure during development of heart failure...
September 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929326/the-involvement-of-pharmacies-in-the-screening-of-undiagnosed-atrial-fibrillation
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Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Gianni Donigaglia, Plinio Fabiani, Nicola Mumoli, Andrea Colella, Maria Boddi
Early identification of atrial fibrillation (AF) is now a priority in cardiovascular prevention because AF is common although often asymptomatic, and is associated with poor outcomes that are highly preventable with appropriate medical treatment. In Italy, AF prevalence among subjects aged ≥65 years ranges from 5 to 6% in observational studies based on the diagnosis recorded by general practitioners to 10-11% in studies where ECG screening is routinely offered. It is thus evident that a large number of subjects are not detected by conventional approach, and new strategies are required to increase early detection of AF...
September 19, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929066/surgical-treatment-of-retrosternal-goitre
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Kiera Welman, Richard Heyes, Paras Dalal, Sarah Hough, Marciano Bunalade, Vladimir Anikin
This study aims to evaluate surgical approaches to the management of retrosternal goitre. Between 2004 and 2014, 35 patients (eight males; mean age 67.4 ± 10.9 years) with retrosternal goitre (mainly right-sided in 9, left-sided in 14 and bilateral in 12) underwent surgery. A palpable neck mass was found in 11 (31.4%), stridor in 10 (28.6%) and thyrotoxicosis in 4 (11.4%) cases. 4 (11.4%) patients were asymptomatic. Tracheal compression was detected radiologically in 27 (77.2%) patients with deviation in 18 (51...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929012/current-practice-in-the-management-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-uk-wide-survey
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Chung Shen Chean, Daniel McAuley, Anthony Gordon, Ingeborg Dorothea Welters
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in critically ill patients. Although evidence base and expert consensus opinion for management have been summarised in several international guidelines, no specific considerations for critically ill patients have been included. We aimed to establish current practice of management of critically ill patients with new-onset AF. METHODS: We designed a short user-friendly online questionnaire...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928995/acute-unilateral-renal-infarction-in-the-setting-of-an-inherited-thrombophilia-and-atrial-septal-defect
#18
Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman
We present a case of renal infarction in a 43-year-old female with history of stroke at age 14. She was found to be heterozygous for the prothrombin G20210A gene mutation. Loop monitoring revealed no atrial fibrillation. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms showed no thrombus. However, there was a small shunt due to an atrial septal defect (ASD). She was treated with warfarin and had device closure of her ASD. This was a suspected case of paradoxical embolism through an ASD leading to renal infarction...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928175/integrated-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-including-tailoring-of-anticoagulation-in-primary-care-study-design-of-the-all-in-cluster-randomised-trial
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Carline J van den Dries, Ruud Oudega, Arif Elvan, Frans H Rutten, Sjef J C M van de Leur, Henk J G Bilo, Arno W Hoes, Karel G M Moons, Geert-Jan Geersing
INTRODUCTION: In our ageing society, we are at the merge of an expected epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF). AF management requires an integrated approach, including rate or rhythm control, stroke prevention with anticoagulation and treatment of comorbidities such as heart failure or type 2 diabetes. As such, primary care seems to be the logical healthcare setting for the chronic management of patients with AF. However, primary care has not yet played a dominant role in AF management, which has been in fact more fragmented between different healthcare providers...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927960/a-comparison-between-multipolar-mapping-and-conventional-mapping-of-atrial-tachycardias-in-the-context-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Sok-Sithikun Bun, Tahar Delassi, Decebal Gabriel Latcu, Mohammed El Jamili, Anis Ayari, Abdelkarim Errahmouni, Benjamin Berte, Nadir Saoudi
BACKGROUND: Activation mapping can be challenging and time-consuming in patients with multiple atrial tachycardias (ATs). AIMS: To compare multielectrode mapping using a dedicated mapping catheter - PentaRay (Biosense Webster Inc.) - and the conventional technique for mapping ATs in the context of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: All procedures where PentaRay mapping of AT were used - after or during persistent AF ablation - were analysed...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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