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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724348/efficacy-and-safety-of-polymer-free-stent-versus-polymer-permanent-drug-eluting-stent-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
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Kang Gao, Yiguang Sun, Ming Yang, Ling Han, Liwei Chen, Wenze Hu, Ping Chen, Xiaohong Li
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of polymer-free stent (PFS) versus permanent polymer drug-eluting stent (PPDES) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain controversial. Our meta-analysis was undertaken to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of PFS with those of PPDES in patients undergoing PCI. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and Clinical Trials.gov databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723973/hypoalbuminemia-at-admission-predicts-the-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hospitalized-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#2
Mi-Yeon Yu, Sung Woo Lee, Seon Ha Baek, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Ho Jun Chin, Sejoong Kim
BACKGROUND: Development of acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and is associated with poor outcomes. We aimed to determine whether hypoalbuminemia (HA) at admission could be a risk factor for the development of AKI and mortality in hospitalized patients. METHODS: We enrolled patients who were admitted to Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from January 2013 to December 2013. HA at admission was defined as a serum albumin level < 3.4 mg/dL measured within two days after admission...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721152/clinical-syntax-score-a-good-predictor-for-renal-artery-stenosis-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-analysis-from-the-ren-acs-trial
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Alexandru Burlacu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Ionut Nistor, Luminita Voroneanu, Igor Nedelciuc, Cristian Statescu, Adrian Covic
INTRODUCTION: In ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, multisite artery disease represents a serious issue influencing evolution, outcomes and prognosis. We evaluated for the first time the power of the Myocardial Infarction SYNTAX Score (MI SS) and Clinical SYNTAX Score (MI CSS) as predictors for renal artery stenosis (RAS) in STEMI. We also stratified the study population according to the two scores, and identified the variables correlated with the higher score. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used data from the REN-ACS study, which included 181 consecutive patients prospectively investigated for presence of RAS (through renal angiography), arterial stiffness (carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, cf-PWV) and hydration status (bioimpedance)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720694/myocardial-infarction-masquerading-as-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-factor-v-leiden-unmasked-with-mr
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Jason Leo Walsh, Benjamin Howell Lole Harris, Walid Gharzuddine, Hussain Isma'eel
We present a case of a 21-year-old man presenting with sharp left-sided chest pain. A CT pulmonary angiogram was negative, ECG was unremarkable and a mild troponin rise was observed. Myocarditis was suspected as the most likely diagnosis, particularly in view of the patient's previous diagnosis of myocarditis 3 years prior. A cardiac MRI was indicative of an acute mid-anterior myocardial infarction (MI) and an old inferior MI with an associated aneurysm. A subsequent angiogram revealed a subtotal occlusion in the second diagonal artery, likely precipitated by homozygous factor V Leiden...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720312/differential-likelihood-of-nstemi-vs-stemi-in-patients-with-sleep-apnea
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Ondrej Ludka, Radka Stepanova, Fatima Sert-Kuniyoshi, Jindrich Spinar, Virend K Somers, Tomas Kara
BACKGROUND: Sleep apnea (SA) is associated with intermittent hypoxemia that may lead to ischemic preconditioning in the myocardium. This potential cardioprotective effect of SA may play a role in the development of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) versus ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) during acute ischemia. However, there is limited evidence about the relative prevalence of NSTEMI versus STEMI in SA patients. We therefore prospectively investigated the prevalence of these two types of MI in patients with SA...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718254/reduction-of-st-segment-elevation-in-diabetic-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-after-thrombolytic-therapy
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Uneeba Syed
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the main causes of death in today's world. Myocardial infarction (MI) tends to be more common among diabetic patients. One of the most effective and used (in our settings) methods of resolution of MI is administration of streptokinase (SK). This study was conducted with the aim to determine the efficacy of thrombolytic therapy in reduction of ST segment elevation in acute MI patients presenting with diabetes. METHODS: A descriptive case series with selection of 130 patients through nonprobability purposive sampling was conducted at the Medical Departments of Services Hospital Lahore...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717414/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-acute-cardiac-injury-and-unobstructed-coronary-arteries
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Giovanni Salvatore Camastra, Stefano Sbarbati, Massimiliano Danti, Luca Cacciotti, Raffaella Semeraro, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Gerardo Ansalone
AIM: To define the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) by analyzing a particular group of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and normal coronary angiogram. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, we examined 220 patients with clinical suspicion of ACS, Troponin elevation [the threshold used to define a positive Troponin T test (TnT) was 0.1 ng/mL] and no significant coronary disease at angiography (the patients were considered to have significant angiographic disease only a 50% stenosis was detected in any of their coronary arteries)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715361/trauma-systems-around-the-world-a-systematic-overview
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Suzan Dijkink, Charlie Nederpelt, Pieta Krijnen, George C Velmahos, Inger B Schipper
BACKGROUND: Implementation of trauma care systems has resulted in improved patient outcomes, but international differences obviously remain. Improvement of care can only be established if we recognize and clarify these differences. The aim of the current review is to provide an overview of the recent literature on the state of trauma systems globally. METHODS: The literature review over the period 2000-2016 was conducted following the PRISMA guidelines. Pre-hospital care, acute hospital care and quality assurance were classified using the WHO Trauma System Maturity Index in four levels from I (least mature) to IV (most mature)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714525/dedicated-bifurcation-stents-or-regular-drug-eluting-stents-in-distal-left-main-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
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Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Mainly atherosclerosis develops in distal left main (LM) within bifurcation or trifurcation. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of distal LM stenosis treatment and associated clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and distal LM stenosis who were hospitalized between June 2012 and June 2013...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712423/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-three-months-after-myocardial-infarction-association-with-markers-of-coagulation-and-the-relevance-of-age
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Franziska Geiser, Anne Sarah Urbach, Ursula Harbrecht, Rupert Conrad, Bernd Pötzsch, Nele Amann, Katharina Kiesewetter, Alexandra Sieke, Kyra Wolffs, Dirk Skowasch
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety and depression are associated with an activation of coagulation and an impairment of fibrinolysis, which may contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk associated with the two disorders. However, very few studies have examined the impact of psychological distress on coagulation factors in coronary artery disease patients. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between anxiety/depression and factors of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients who had suffered an acute MI three months prior...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712194/blocked-coronary-artery-due-to-coronary-spasm-treated-with-stent-insertion-a-sub-optimal-result
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Habib Rehman Khan, Sajid Aslam
Myocardial infarction (MI) is an extremely common cause of chest pain. MI can be acute with ST elevation (STEMI) or non-STEMI (NSTEMI). Coronary artery spasm can be severe enough to cause occlusion of the coronary arteries particularly with an exaggerated response in regions of coronary atheroma and plaque ulceration. It is not uncommon for coronary spasm to be mistaken with acute thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery. We describe a case of a 42-year old man with known cardiac risk factors presents with chest pain for few hours to a tertiary centre hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710827/comparison-of-non-coding-rnas-in-exosomes-and-functional-efficacy-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-versus-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Won Hee Lee, Wenyi Chen, Ning-Yi Shao, Dan Xiao, Xulei Qin, Natalie Baker, Hye Ryeong Michelle Bae, Praveen Shukla, Haodi Wu, Kazuki Kodo, Sang-Ging Ong, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: Both human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can serve as unlimited cell sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the functional equivalency between human ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs for cardiac regenerative therapy has not been demonstrated. Here we performed a head-to-head comparison of ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs in their ability to restore cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model as well as their exosomal secretome...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710580/assessment-of-acute-kidney-injury-with-t1-mapping-mri-following-solid-organ-transplantation
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Matti Peperhove, Van Dai Vo Chieu, Mi-Sun Jang, Marcel Gutberlet, Dagmar Hartung, Susanne Tewes, Gregor Warnecke, Christiane Fegbeutel, Axel Haverich, Wilfried Gwinner, Frank Lehner, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Hermann Haller, Frank Wacker, Faikah Gueler, Katja Hueper
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate T1 mapping as a non-invasive, functional MRI biomarker in patients shortly after solid organ transplantation to detect acute postsurgical kidney damage and to correlate T1 times with renal function. METHODS: 101 patients within 2 weeks after solid organ transplantation (49 kidney transplantation, 52 lung transplantation) and 14 healthy volunteers were examined by MRI between July 2012 and April 2015 using the modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) sequence...
July 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710186/glycaemic-control-and-excess-risk-of-major-coronary-events-in-persons-with-type-1-diabetes
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Viktorija Matuleviciene-Anängen, Annika Rosengren, Ann-Marie Svensson, Aldina Pivodic, Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir, Hans Wedel, Mikhail Kosiborod, Börje Haraldsson, Marcus Lind
OBJECTIVE: The excess risk of major coronary events (acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or death from coronary heart disease (CHD)) in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in relation to glycaemic control and renal complications is not known. METHODS: Individuals with T1D in the Swedish National Diabetes Registry after 1 January 1998, without a previous MI (n=33 170) and 1 64 698 controls matched on age, sex and county were followed with respect to non-fatal AMI or death from CHD...
July 14, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709419/the-clinical-and-virological-features-of-the-first-imported-case-causing-mers-cov-outbreak-in-south-korea-2015
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Ji Yeon Lee, You-Jin Kim, Eun Hee Chung, Dae-Won Kim, Ina Jeong, Yeonjae Kim, Mi-Ran Yun, Sung Soon Kim, Gayeon Kim, Joon-Sung Joh
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the largest outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection outside the Middle East occurred in South Korea. We summarized the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings of the first Korean case of MERS-CoV and analyzed whole-genome sequences of MERS-CoV derived from the patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old man developed fever and myalgia 7 days after returning to Korea, following a 10-day trip to the Middle East...
July 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708196/assessment-of-mitral-apparatus-in-patients-with-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction-and-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-with-two-dimensional-echocardiography-from-anatomically-correct-imaging-planes
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Karolina Mėlinytė, Živile Valuckiene, Renaldas Jurkevičius
BACKGROUND: Ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is associated with adverse prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI) as a result of left ventricular remodelling and geometric deformation of the mitral apparatus (MA). AIM: The aim of this study was to assess MA from anatomically correct imaging planes in acute inferoposterior MI and IMR. METHODS: Ninety-three patients with no structural cardiac valve abnormalities and the first acute inferoposterior MI were prospectively enrolled into the study...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706385/acylation-stimulating-protein-is-a-surrogate-biomarker-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-role-of-statins
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Hayder M Al-Kuraishy, Ali I Al-Gareeb
BACKGROUND: Acylation-stimulating protein (ASP) is an adipokine synthesized within adipocytes environment due to adipocyte differentiation. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess changes in ASP levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and to correlate these variations with disease variables. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total number of 111 patients previously and currently treated with rosuvastatin or atorvastatin presented with acute MI in a Coronary Care Unit, were divided into three groups, Group A: Thirty-nine patients treated with atorvastatin, Group B: Thirty patients treated with rosuvastatin, compared to 42 patients presented with MI not previously treated with statins were enrolled in this study...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706125/a-meta-analysis-of-contemporary-lesion-modification-strategies-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-244-795-patients-from-22-studies
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Barbara Anna Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Judit Karacsonyi, Waleed Alharbi, Michele Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, M Nicholas Burke, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: Outcomes with use of lesion-modification strategies in the drug-eluting stent era have received limited study. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of 22 studies published between 2004-2016 reporting outcomes after use of rotational atherectomy, cutting-balloon, and scoring-balloon angioplasty. RESULTS: In observational trials, acute luminal gain was higher after lesion modification as compared with control (standardized mean difference, 0...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704242/long-term-clinical-outcome-after-implantation-of-the-self-expandable-stentys-stent-in-a-large-multicenter-cohort
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Luise Gaede, Christoph Liebetrau, Oliver Dörr, Johannes Blumenstein, Albrecht Elsässer, Christian W Hamm, Helge Möllmann, Christian Schlundt, Holger M Nef, Stephan Achenbach
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the long-term clinical outcome after implantation of the self-expandable (SE) STENTYS stent in a large multicenter cohort. BACKGROUND: Incomplete stent apposition is known to cause higher rates of myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis. Because of its self-expanding features, the SE STENTYS stent adapts to the vessel wall and is therefore expected to minimize malapposition and therefore the rates of MI and stent thrombosis...
July 12, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703036/an-unusual-presentation-of-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-as-p2-prolapse
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David S Thompson, Prakash P Punjabi
A 54-year-old gentleman presented with pulmonary oedema secondary to anterolateral papillary muscle (PPM) rupture and acute mitral regurgitation subsequent to myocardial ischaemia (MI). Angiography revealed complete occlusion of the first obtuse marginal (OM1) branch of the circumflex coronary artery and a 70% occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Operatively, unusual anatomy was noted; an accessory head was attached superiorly to the anterior lateral PPM. This gave rise to chordae that were subsequently attached to the posterior second (P2) scallop...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
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