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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334508/practical-valvular-issues-in-patients-requiring-ventricular-assist-devices
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Mitesh Badiwala, Terrence Yau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy in patients with advanced heart failure continues to grow, experience with concomitant valvular diseases present either before or after VAD implantation continues to accrue. In this review, we discuss recent data and current practice as it pertains to the subject of concomitant valvular disease in patients requiring VADs. RECENT FINDINGS: Persistent aortic valve closure has been identified as a potential contributor to aortic valve 'disuse atrophy' resulting in valve degeneration...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333506/murine-models-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-fishing-expedition
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Maria Valero-Muñoz, Warren Backman, Flora Sam
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is characterized by signs and symptoms of HF in the presence of a normal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). Despite accounting for up to 50% of all clinical presentations of HF, the mechanisms implicated in HFpEF are poorly understood, thus precluding effective therapy. The pathophysiological heterogeneity in the HFpEF phenotype also contributes to this disease and likely to the absence of evidence-based therapies. Limited access to human samples and imperfect animal models that completely recapitulate the human HFpEF phenotype have impeded our understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings that exist in this disease...
December 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332907/patients-characteristics-and-clinical-course-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-regional-japanese-cohort%C3%A3-results-from-kochi-ryoma-study
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Toru Kubo, Takayoshi Hirota, Yuichi Baba, Yuri Ochi, Asa Takahashi, Naohito Yamasaki, Naohisa Hamashige, Katsuhito Yamamoto, Fumiaki Kondo, Kanji Bando, Eisuke Yamada, Takashi Furuno, Toshikazu Yabe, Yoshinori L Doi, Hiroaki Kitaoka
BACKGROUND: There have been few studies on the clinical course of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in a community-based patient cohort in Japan.Methods and Results:In 2004, we established a cardiomyopathy registration network in Kochi Prefecture (the Kochi RYOMA study) that consisted of 9 hospitals, and finally, 293 patients with HCM were followed. The ages at registration and at diagnosis were 63±14 and 56±16 years, respectively, and 197 patients (67%) were male. HCM-related deaths occurred in 23 patients during a mean follow-up period of 6...
January 13, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332427/serum-potassium-levels-and-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Surat Tongyoo, Tanuwong Viarasilpa, Chairat Permpikul
Objective To compare the outcomes of patients with and without a mean serum potassium (K+) level within the recommended range (3.5-4.5 mEq/L). Methods This prospective cohort study involved patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Siriraj Hospital from May 2012 to February 2013. The patients' baseline characteristics, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score, serum K+ level, and hospital outcomes were recorded. Patients with a mean K+ level of 3.5 to 4.5 mEq/L and with all individual K+ values of 3...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325364/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-coil-embolization-of-septal-branch-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#5
H Liu, Q Wu, H W Tan, J Pang
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of coil embolization of septal branch in the treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Methods: Eighteen patients with HOCM hospitalized in our department from September 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled in this study. There were 12 males and 6 females in this cohort and the age of patients ranged from 22 to 64 years old. Left ventricular outflow tract gradient (LVOTG) was derived from echocardiographic apical five-chamber view at pre-operation and at 48 hours and 6 months post operation...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324812/identifying-unmet-clinical-need-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-national-electronic-health-records
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Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Oliver P Guttmann, Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Bram Duyx, Constantinos O'Mahony, Perry Elliott, Harry Hemingway
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate unmet clinical need in unselected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients to determine the risk of a wide range of subsequent cardiovascular disease endpoints and safety endpoints relevant for trial design. METHODS: Population based cohort (CALIBER, linked primary care, hospital and mortality records in England, period 1997-2010), all people diagnosed with HCM were identified and matched by age, sex and general practice with ten randomly selected people without HCM...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324489/comparing-methods-for-cardiac-output-intraoperatively-doppler-derived-cardiac-output-measured-with-3-dimensional-echocardiography-is-not-interchangeable-with-cardiac-output-by-pulmonary-catheter-thermodilution
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Karin Graeser, Mikhail Zemtsovski, Klaus F Kofoed, Matilde Winther-Jensen, Jens C Nilsson, Jesper Kjaergaard, Hasse Møller-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Estimation of cardiac output (CO) is essential in the treatment of circulatory unstable patients. CO measured by pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution is considered the gold standard but carries a small risk of severe complications. Stroke volume and CO can be measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is widely used during cardiac surgery. We hypothesized that Doppler-derived CO by 3-dimensional (3D) TEE would agree well with CO measured with pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution as a reference method based on accurate measurements of the cross-sectional area of the left ventricular outflow tract...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324314/down-regulation-of-mir-133a-b-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-correlates-with-the-presence-of-ventricular-fibrillation
#8
Emanuela Boštjančič, Tanisa Brandner, Nina Zidar, Damjan Glavač, Dušan Štajer
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of physiologic and pathologic conditions of the heart. Animal models of heart diseases have shown that miRNAs may contribute to the development of arrhythmias. However, little is known about the expression of muscle- and cardiac-specific miRNAs in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) who have developed ventricular fibrillation (VF). Our study included 47 patients who had died from myocardial infarction (MI), 23 with clinically proven VF and 24 without VF. Autopsy samples of infarcted tissue and remote myocardium were available (n = 94)...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321418/optimal-medications-and-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-in-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death-due-to-coronary-spasm
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Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno
Background Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias are recognized in patients with coronary spastic angina. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in patients with structural heart disease and ventricular fibrillation. However, the optimal medication for patients with aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to coronary artery spasm after the implantation of ICD remains controversial. Methods We investigated the medications and the numbers of appropriate ICD shocks in 137 patients with a history of aborted SCD due to coronary spasm...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318626/trends-and-predictors-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest-insight-from-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Muhammad Bilal Munir, Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Ashwin Bhirud, Sujal Modi, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has a class IA indication in survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) provided no reversible cause is identified. We sought to determine trends and predictors of ICD implant in SCA patients from a national sample of United States population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data was gathered from National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from January 2003 to December 2014. All patients ≥ 18 years of age with a primary discharge diagnosis of SCA, ventricular fibrillation (VF), ventricular flutter, and ventricular tachycardia (VT) were included...
January 9, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317115/post-procedural-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-one-year-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Nelson Carlos Vale, Rui Campante Teles, Sérgio Madeira, João Brito, Manuel Sousa Almeida, Tiago Nolasco, Joao Abecasis, Gustavo Rodrigues, João Carmo, Maria Furstenau, Regina Ribeiras, José Pedro Neves, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: Natriuretic peptides are ubiquitously used for diagnosis, follow-up and prognostic assessment in various heart conditions. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) correlates with aortic stenosis severity, however its significance after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is not well established. AIM: We aimed to assess the prognostic value of NT-proBNP at one year in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: This single-center retrospective analysis included 151 patients in whom both baseline and one-month post-procedure NT-proBNP were measured, from 206 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI between November 2008 and December 2014...
January 6, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315657/dysautonomy-in-different-death-risk-groups-rassi-score-in-patients-with-chagas-heart-disease
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Catherine Masiel Merejo Peña, Michel Silva Reis, Basílio de Bragança Pereira, Emília Matos do Nascimento, Roberto Coury Pedrosa
BACKGROUND: It has been difficult to prove that the "catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy" contributes to the mechanism of sudden cardiac death in Chagas heart disease. Also, it is almost impossible to rule out the possibility that is not involved in the process. More importantly, the vagal-cholinergic pathway in the ventricle plays a direct role in the prevention of the initiation of complex ventricular arrhythmias, including non-sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation responsible for sudden death...
January 5, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312717/predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-occurring-late-after-intracardiac-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-combination-of-qrs-duration-change-rate-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient
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Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310958/increased-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-arterial-occlusion-in-stroke-related-to-atrial-fibrillation
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Wi-Sun Ryu, Eun-Kee Bae, Soo-Hyun Park, Sang-Wuk Jeong, Dawid Schellingerhout, Matthias Nahrendorf, Dong-Eog Kim
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether left ventricular filling pressure is associated with arterial occlusion in patients with ischemic stroke related to atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with AF-related stroke were included. Left ventricular filling pressure was assessed by E (early mitral inflow velocity)/e' (early diastolic velocity of the mitral valve annulus velocity) ratio based on tissue Doppler echocardiography. Arterial occlusion was evaluated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance angiography...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310559/arrhythmias-in-children-in-early-postoperative-period-after-cardiac-surgery
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Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306474/concealed-abnormal-atrial-phenotype-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome-and-no-history-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Giulio Conte, Maria Luce Caputo, Paul G A Volders, Adrian Luca, Luca Mainardi, Ulrich Schotten, Valentina D A Corino, François Regoli, Stef Zeemering, Matthias Zink, Sasan Yazdani, Lukas Kappenberger, Tiziano Moccetti, Jean-Marc Vesin, Angelo Auricchio
OBJECTIVES: The electrocardiogram (ECG) of patients with BrS in sinus rhythm might reflect intrinsic atrial electrical abnormalities independent from any previous atrial fibrillation (AF). Aim of this study is to investigate the presence of P-wave abnormalities in patients with BrS and no history of AF, and to compare them with those displayed by patients with documented paroxysmal AF and by healthy subjects. METHODS: Continuous 5-min 16-lead ECG recordings in sinus rhythm were obtained from 72 participants: 32 patients with a type 1 Brugada ECG, 20 patients with a history of paroxysmal AF and 20 age-matched healthy subjects...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302466/echocardiographic-and-electrocardiographic-abnormalities-in-adults-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-cross-sectional-study-in-the-yaound%C3%A3-central-hospital-cameroon
#17
Ba Hamadou, Marie Ntep Ngweth, Miriam Megueo Fotso, Liliane Mfeukeu-Kuate, Ahmadou M Jingi, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Chris Nadege Nganou, Jerome Boombhi, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Alain Menanga, Samuel Kingue
Background: Cardiac involvement is frequent in the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection disease. This work aimed at studying the profile of echocardiographic and electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities in adults living with HIV (PLHIV), compared to those not infected with HIV at the treatment unit of the Yaoundé Central Hospital. Methods: We carried out a case-control study over three months at the HIV treatment unit. We included adults of both sexes, aged ≥21 years, HIV-infected (cases), and age and sex matched controls...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300963/no-touch-aorta-robot-assisted-atrial-septal-defect-repair-via-two-ports
#18
Norihiko Ishikawa, Go Watanabe, Tatsuya Tarui
OBJECTIVES: Atrial septal defect (ASD) repairs have been successfully performed on arrested hearts with robotic assistance. The present study assessed the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of totally endoscopic cardiac surgery using a no-touch aorta technique for ASD via only 2 ports, and we named this procedure two-port robotic cardiac surgery (TROCS). METHODS: Between May 2014 and June 2016, 8 consecutive patients underwent TROCS for ASD using the da Vinci surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc...
January 2, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300883/left-atrial-function-to-identify-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-at-high-risk-of-stroke-new-insights-from-a-large-registry
#19
Melissa Leung, Philippe J van Rosendael, Rachid Abou, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Dominic Y Leung, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. The CHA2DS2-VASc is the most widely used risk stratification model; however, echocardiographic refinement may be useful, particularly in low risk AF patients. The present study examined the association between advanced echocardiographic parameters and ischaemic stroke, independent of CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: One thousand, three hundred and sixty-one patients (mean age 65±12 years, 74% males) with first diagnosis of AF and baseline transthoracic echocardiogram were followed by chart review for the occurrence of stroke over a mean of 7...
December 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297176/the-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-vagal-stimulation-after-acute-coronary-occlusion-role-of-the-heart-rate
#20
Waheed Manati, Julien Pineau, Rosa Doñate Puertas, Elodie Morel, Timour Quadiri, Bernard Bui-Xuan, Philippe Chevalier
BACKGROUND: Strong evidence suggests a causal link between autonomic disturbances and ventricular arrhythmias. However, the mechanisms underlying the antiarrhythmic effect of vagal stimulation are poorly understood. The vagal antiarrhythmic effect might be modulated by a decrease in heart rate. METHODS: the proximal anterior interventricular artery was occluded in 16 pigs by clamping under general anaesthesia. Group 1: heart rates remained spontaneous (n = 6; 12 occlusions); Group 2: heart rates were fixed at 190 beats per minute (bpm) with atrial electrical stimulation (n = 10; 20 occlusions)...
January 3, 2018: Cardiology Journal
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