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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914493/patient-factors-associated-with-quality-of-life-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Tiffany C Randolph, DaJuanicia N Simon, Laine Thomas, Larry A Allen, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Peter R Kowey, James A Reiffel, Gerald V Naccarelli, Paul S Chan, John A Spertus, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: As treatment options for atrial fibrillation (AF) increase, more attention is focused on patients' experiences and quality of life (QoL). However, little is known about the factors associated with these outcomes. METHODS: The Atrial Fibrillation Effect on QualiTy-of-life (AFEQT) is a disease-specific QoL tool for AF, with domain and summary scores ranging from 0 (the worst QoL) to 100. Using multivariable linear regression, we evaluated factors associated with baseline AFEQT Summary and Subscale Scores in ORBIT AF, a large, community-based AF registry...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914359/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-arrhythmia-a-systemic-review
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EDITORIAL
Nirav Patel, Caroline Donahue, Abhishek Shenoy, Arpan Patel, Nabil El-Sherif
There is a growing consensus in the scientific community that suggests a strong association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular (CVD) conditions and events, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, arrhythmia, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. We reviewed evidence on the relationship between OSA and arrhythmia. Our conclusion, based on our review of the literature, is that the evidence supports a strong link between OSA and cardiovascular mortality, which warrants treating OSA...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906717/spectrum-of-postoperative-complications-in-pulmonary-hypertension-and-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome
#3
Roop K Kaw
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to identify chronic pulmonary conditions which may often not be recognized preoperatively especially before elective noncardiac surgery and which carry the highest risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: This review discusses some of the most recent studies that highlight the perioperative complications, and their prevention and management strategies. SUMMARY: Pulmonary hypertension is a well recognized risk factor for postoperative complications after cardiac surgery but the literature surrounding noncardiac surgery is sparse...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896626/cheyne-stokes-respiration-during-wakefulness-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Wolfram Grimm, Karl Kesper, Werner Cassel, Nina Timmesfeld, Olaf Hildebrandt, Ulrich Koehler
PURPOSE: Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) during sleep has been studied extensively in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Prevalence and prognostic significance of CSR during wakefulness in CHF, however, are largely unknown. METHODS: CSR during wakefulness with an apnea-hypopnea cut-off ≥5/h and moderate to severe CSR with an apnea-hypopnea cutoff ≥15/h were analyzed using polysomnographic recordings in 267 patients with stable CHF with reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction at our institution...
November 28, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886849/prevalence-and-burden-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru, Nikolaos Siafakas
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies, decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore, complicating the management of the disease...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884004/precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-and-sleep-disordered-breathing-is-there-a-link
#6
Robert Thurnheer, Silvia Ulrich, Konrad E Bloch
Among patients with sleep apnea the reported prevalence of precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) has varied largely, depending on patient selection, disease definition, and associated conditions, in particular chronic pulmonary disease. However, in the absence of comorbidities, PH seems to be rare in patients with sleep apnea. Conversely, sleep-related breathing disorders have been commonly found in patients with PH and they have been associated with an impaired quality of life. Since sleep-related breathing disorders may affect the pulmonary circulation and vice versa, patients with sleep-related breathing disorders should be evaluated for risk factors, symptoms and clinical signs of PH and right ventricular heart failure and patients with PH should be evaluated for sleep apnea...
November 25, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837155/monocyte-count-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-multicenter-study
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Handan Inonu Koseoglu, Ahmet Cemal Pazarli, Asiye Kanbay, Osman Demir
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although monocyte to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (MHR) is increasingly being implicated in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, no study has attempted to determine the role of MHR in cardiovascular morbidity of patients with OSAS. We aimed to investigate the association between MHR and CVD in patients with OSAS and the relationship between severity of OSAS, polysomnographic parameters, and MHR...
November 11, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825728/csa-is-not-beneficial-long-term-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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EDITORIAL
Olaf Oldenburg, Andrew Coats
Central sleep apnea (CSA) affects many patients, with heart failure and results in hypoxia and nor-epinephrine release and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recent trials in the treatment of CSA using positive airway pressure therapies have failed to demonstrate improvement in mortality and as a result, the compensatory nature of CSA has been questioned. The detrimental effects from CSA are clear. While there may be a short term compensatory effect, the long term effects cause chronic insult to the cardiovascular system indicating that CSA should be treated, but alternative treatment options need to be considered...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817003/obstructive-ventilatory-disorder-in-heart-failure-caused-by-the-heart-or-the-lung
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REVIEW
Sergio Caravita, Jean-Luc Vachiéry
Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome frequently associated with airway obstruction, either as a respiratory comorbidity or as a direct consequence of HF pathophysiology. Recognizing the relative contribution of an underlying airway disease as opposed to airway obstruction due to volume overload and left atrial pressure elevation is of importance for the appropriate management of patients affected by HF. This review focuses on "les liaisons dangereuses" between the heart and the lungs, outlying recent advances linking in a vicious circle of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on one side and HF on the other side...
November 5, 2016: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766526/implementation-of-a-novel-postoperative-monitoring-system-using-automated-modified-early-warning-scores-mews-incorporating-end-tidal-capnography
#10
Joseph M Blankush, Robbie Freeman, Joy McIlvaine, Trung Tran, Stephen Nassani, I Michael Leitman
Modified Early Warning Scores (MEWS) provide real-time vital sign (VS) trending and reduce ICU admissions in post-operative patients. These early warning calculations classically incorporate oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure, and temperature but have not previously included end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2), more recently identified as an independent predictor of critical illness. These systems may be subject to failure when physiologic data is incorrectly measured, leading to false alarms and increased workload...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753975/os-12-02-sleep-apnea-cardiovascular-endpoints-save-study-an-international-randomised-controlled-trial-to-determine-whether-continuous-positive-airways-pressure-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-cv-disease-prevents-secondary-cardiovascular
#11
Craig Anderson, Doug McEvoy, Jiguang Wang
OBJECTIVE: There is uncertainty over whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can prevent serious cardiovascular (CV) events. DESIGN AND METHOD: SAVE (NCT00738179; ACTRN12608000409370) was designed to determine whether treatment of OSA with CPAP reduces the risk of serious CV events in patients with established CV disease. Participants were centrally randomised to CPAP treatment or usual care between 2008 and 2013,with follow-up completed late 2015 and the results will be announced in August 2016...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753673/a-narrative-review-of-how-sleep-related-breathing-disorders-and-cardiovascular-diseases-are-linked-an-update-for-advanced-practice-registered-nurses
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Chooza Moon, Cynthia H Phelan, Diane R Lauver, Lisa C Bratzke
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs), including obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea, are common among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but clinicians often do not pay enough attention to SRBDs. The purpose of this narrative review is to update advanced practice registered nurses on the literature focusing on the relationship between SRBDs and CVD (eg, hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and stroke) and on treatments that can improve SRBDs in patients with CVD...
November 2016: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742455/a-clinical-and-echocardiographic-score-to-identify-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-hfpef
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Emmanuelle Berthelot, David Montani, Vincent Algalarrondo, Céline Dreyfuss, Raed Rifai, Anouar Benmalek, Xavier Jais, Amir Bouchachi, Laurent Savale, Gerald Simonneau, Denis Chemla, Marc Humbert, Olivier Sitbon, Patrick Assayag
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a frequent cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) that is not easy to differentiate from precapillary PH. We aimed to determine whether the characteristic features of the patients may help differentiate between HFpEF and precapillary PH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical and echocardiographic parameters were analyzed in 156 patients referred to our PH referral center. Right heart catheterization identified 78 PH-HFpEF patients and 78 with precapillary PH...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712142/chronic-obstructive-airway-disease-among-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-heart-failure-clinical-characteristics-precipitating-factors-management-and-outcome-observational-report-from-the-middle-east
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Hadi A R Khafaji, Kadhim Sulaiman, Rajvir Singh, Khalid F Alhabib, Nidal Asaad, Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Mohammed Al-Jarallah, Bassam Bulbanat, Wael Almahmeed, Mustafa Ridha, Nooshin Bazargani, Haitham Amin, Ahmed Al-Motarreb, Husam Al Faleh, Abdelfatah Elasfar, Prashanth Panduranga, Jassim Al Suwaidi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence, clinical characteristics, contributing factors, management and outcome of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Data were derived from Gulf Care (Gulf acute heart failure registry), a prospective multicenter study of 5005 consecutive patients hospitalized with acute heart failure during February to November 2012 in seven Middle Eastern countries...
December 2015: Acute Cardiac Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690206/the-interaction-of-obesity-and-nocturnal-hypoxemia-on-cardiovascular-consequences-in-adults-with-suspected-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-historical-observational-study
#15
Tetyana Kendzerska, Richard S Leung, Andrea S Gershon, George Tomlinson, Najib Ayas
RATIONALE: The interrelationships between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity are complex and bidirectional; however, current evidence regarding their combined effect on cardiovascular risk is limited and conflicting. Animal studies suggest that obesity may exacerbate the cardiovascular consequences of intermittent hypoxemia. OBJECTIVES: In this historical observational study, we investigated whether obesity increases the effect of nocturnal hypoxemia on the incidence of cardiovascular events in adults with suspected OSA...
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643372/os-12-02-sleep-apnea-cardiovascular-endpoints-save-study-an-international-randomised-controlled-trial-to-determine-whether-continuous-positive-airways-pressure-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-cv-disease-prevents-secondary-cardiovascular
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Craig Anderson, Doug McEvoy, Jiguang Wang
OBJECTIVE: There is uncertainty over whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can prevent serious cardiovascular (CV) events. DESIGN AND METHOD: SAVE (NCT00738179; ACTRN12608000409370) was designed to determine whether treatment of OSA with CPAP reduces the risk of serious CV events in patients with established CV disease. Participants were centrally randomised to CPAP treatment or usual care between 2008 and 2013,with follow-up completed late 2015 and the results will be announced in August 2016...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641662/ventricular-assist-devices-and-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Bindu Akkanti, Richard J Castriotta, Pavani Sayana, Emmanuel Nunez, Indranee Rajapreyar, Sachin Kumar, Sriram Nathan, Ruckshanda Majid
Congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and left ventricular assist devices have revolutionized treatment of end-stage heart failure. Given that sleep apnea results in significant morbidity in these patients with advanced heart failure, practicing sleep physicians need to have an understanding of left ventricular assist devices. In this review, we summarize what is known about ventricular assist devices as they relate to sleep medicine.
August 25, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619215/the-effect-of-surgical-and-non-surgical-weight-loss-on-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-its-relation-to-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-pulmonary-function
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Anne-Marie Gabrielsen, Torbjørn Omland, Mette Brokner, Jan Magnus Fredheim, Jens Jordan, Sverre Lehmann, May Brit Lund, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Dag Hofsø
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, impaired pulmonary function and heart failure, but obesity is also associated with paradoxically low levels of serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). In subjects with severe obesity undergoing weight loss treatment, we assessed the associations between changes in severity of obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary function and serum NT-proBNP levels. METHODS: One-year non-randomized controlled clinical trial...
September 13, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615064/prognostic-importance-of-novel-oxygen-desaturation-metrics-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-central-sleep-apnea
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Eiichi Watanabe, Ken Kiyono, Shojiro Matsui, Virend K Somers, Kan Sano, Junichiro Hayano, Tomohide Ichikawa, Mayumi Kawai, Masahide Harada, Yukio Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing, particularly central sleep apnea (CSA), is highly prevalent in heart failure (HF) and an independent prognostic marker. We assessed the hypothesis that an increased hypoxemic burden during sleep may have greater prognostic value than the frequency of apneic and hypopneic episodes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively conducted overnight cardiorespiratory polygraphy on consecutive HF patients referred to our hospital from 2008 to 2011...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571048/cpap-for-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
R Doug McEvoy, Nick A Antic, Emma Heeley, Yuanming Luo, Qiong Ou, Xilong Zhang, Olga Mediano, Rui Chen, Luciano F Drager, Zhihong Liu, Guofang Chen, Baoliang Du, Nigel McArdle, Sutapa Mukherjee, Manjari Tripathi, Laurent Billot, Qiang Li, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Ferran Barbe, Susan Redline, Jiguang Wang, Hisatomi Arima, Bruce Neal, David P White, Ron R Grunstein, Nanshan Zhong, Craig S Anderson
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events; whether treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) prevents major cardiovascular events is uncertain. METHODS: After a 1-week run-in period during which the participants used sham CPAP, we randomly assigned 2717 eligible adults between 45 and 75 years of age who had moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and coronary or cerebrovascular disease to receive CPAP treatment plus usual care (CPAP group) or usual care alone (usual-care group)...
September 8, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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