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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792299/a-simple-evidence-based-approach-to-help-guide-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Yogesh N V Reddy, Rickey E Carter, Masaru Obokata, Margaret M Redfield, Barry A Borlaug
Background -Diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is challenging in euvolemic patients with dyspnea, and no evidence-based criteria are available. We sought to develop and then validate non-invasive diagnostic criteria that could be used to estimate the likelihood that HFpEF is present among patients with unexplained dyspnea in order to guide further testing. Methods -Consecutive patients with unexplained dyspnea referred for invasive hemodynamic exercise testing were retrospectively evaluated...
May 23, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788912/association-between-troponin-i-levels-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-patients-admitted-to-non-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-with-high-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors
#2
Abdulaleem Alatassi, Mohamad Habbal, Hani Tamim, Musharaf Sadat, Eman Al Qasim, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: The association of troponin-I levels and outcome in medical-surgical ICU patients has been studied before in populations with low to moderate prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. The objective in this article is to examine the association of troponin-I levels with hospital mortality in patients with high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors who were admitted with medical-surgical indications to a non-cardiac intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of adult patients admitted to a tertiary medical-surgical ICU between July 2001 and November 2011...
May 22, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788047/haemodynamics-dyspnoea-and-pulmonary-reserve-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#3
Masaru Obokata, Thomas P Olson, Yogesh N V Reddy, Vojtech Melenovsky, Garvan C Kane, Barry A Borlaug
Aims: Increases in left ventricular filling pressure are a fundamental haemodynamic abnormality in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). However, very little is known regarding how elevated filling pressures cause pulmonary abnormalities or symptoms of dyspnoea. We sought to determine the relationships between simultaneously measured central haemodynamics, symptoms, and lung ventilatory and gas exchange abnormalities during exercise in HFpEF. Methods and results: Subjects with invasively-proven HFpEF (n = 50) and non-cardiac causes of dyspnoea (controls, n = 24) underwent cardiac catheterization at rest and during exercise with simultaneous expired gas analysis...
May 19, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786598/-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-an-intraoperative-death-case-analysis-and-substantiation-of-the-standards-of-perioperative-anesthetic-management-in-a-non-cardiosurgery-clinic
#4
Roman N Fedosiuk, Liliia O Shchupachynska
The article is based on the case analysis of a sudden and unexpected intraoperative death of a 51-year-old female patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who was undergoing a non-cardiac operation in a non-cardiosurgery clinic, from acute precipitation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction provoked by surgery and anesthesia. It emphasizes the importance of raising non-cardiac anesthesiologists' awareness of the issue and having clear standards of pre-operative evaluation and perioperative management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in order to avoid fatal medical errors...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779197/cardiac-versus-non-cardiac-related-mortality-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-insulin-treated-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
#5
Qiang Wang, Hao Liu, Jiawang Ding
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular mortality is a major concern for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Insulin therapy significantly contributes to a high rate of death in these patients. We have performed a meta-analysis comparing cardiac and non-cardiac-related mortality following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a sample of patients with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes mellitus (ITDM). METHODS: Studies were included in the meta-analysis if: (1) they were trials or cohort studies involving patients with T2DM post-PCI; (2) the outcomes in ITDM were separately reported; and (3) they reported cardiac death and non-cardiac death among their clinical endpoints...
May 19, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770299/regenerative-medicine-therapy-for-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Chetan Ambastha, Gregory J Bittle, David Morales, Nathaniel Parchment, Progyaparamita Saha, Rachana Mishra, Sudhish Sharma, Alexander Vasilenko, Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Manal T Al-Suqi, Deqiang Li, Peixin Yang, Sunjay Kaushal
One of the most complex forms of congenital heart disease (CHD) involving single ventricle physiology is hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), characterized by underdevelopment of the left ventricle (LV), mitral and aortic valves, and narrowing of the ascending aorta. The underdeveloped LV is incapable of providing long-term systemic flow, and if left untreated, the condition is fatal. Current treatment for this condition consists of three consecutive staged palliative operations: the first is conducted within the first few weeks of birth, the second between 4 to 6 months, and the third and final surgery within the first 4 years...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769489/pattern-of-disease-among-patients-attending-cardiology-outpatient-department-of-a-private-hospital-of-mymensingh-bangladesh
#7
G K Paul, B Sen, M K Khan, T K Bhowmik, T A Khan, A K Roy
Epidemiologic transition is taking place in every part of the world. Cardiovascular diseases became the most common cause of death accounting for 30% of deaths worldwide, with 80% of the burden now occurring in developing countries. The objective of the study was to assess the Pattern of disease among patients attending Cardiology outpatient department of a private hospital. The cross sectional descriptive type of observational study was conducted among 550 patients attending Cardiology outpatient department (COPD) of Sodesh Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from March 2016 to June 2016...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762920/outcomes-of-a-new-generation-stentless-aortic-valve-a-single-center-experience-with-251-consecutive-implants
#8
Guglielmo Stefanelli, Fabrizio Pirro, Giuseppe Danniballe, Alina Olaru, Marco Meli, Luca Weltert
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the hemodynamic behavior over time and ease of implant and durability of the Sorin Pericarbon Freedom (SPF)® stentless pericardial aortic xenograft. METHODS: Between March 2003 and April 2010, a total of 251 consecutive, non-selected patients (mean age 70.1 years; range: 17-89 years; 17.1% aged >80 years) received a SPF bioprosthesis as an aortic valve substitute at the authors' institution. All implantations were performed by a single surgeon using a classical, double-line, subcoronary implant technique...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761891/processed-electroencephalogram-and-evoked-potential-techniques-for-amelioration-of-postoperative-delirium-and-cognitive-dysfunction-following-non-cardiac-and-non-neurosurgical-procedures-in-adults
#9
REVIEW
Yodying Punjasawadwong, Waraporn Chau-In, Malinee Laopaiboon, Sirivimol Punjasawadwong, Pathomporn Pin-On
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) may complicate a patient's postoperative recovery in several ways. Monitoring of processed electroencephalogram (EEG) or evoked potential (EP) indices may prevent or minimize POD and POCD, probably through optimization of anaesthetic doses. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the use of processed EEG or auditory evoked potential (AEP) indices (bispectral index (BIS), narcotrend index, cerebral state index, state entropy and response entropy, patient state index, index of consciousness, A-line autoregressive index, and auditory evoked potentials (AEP index)) as guides to anaesthetic delivery can reduce the risk of POD and POCD in non-cardiac surgical or non-neurosurgical adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia compared with standard practice where only clinical signs are used...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761677/pleural-fluid-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-level-as-an-additional-indicator-for-the-fluid-s-etiology
#10
Ronen Zalts, Tomer Twizer, Ronit Leiba, Amir Karban
BACKGROUND: The identification of the etiology of a pleural effusion can be difficult. Measurement of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels is helpful in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) as a cause of respiratory failure, but pleural fluid BNP measurement is still not part of the workup for pleural effusion. OBJECTIVES: To identify the correlation between pleural fluid BNP levels and clinical diagnosis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, data from 107 patients admitted to the department of internal medicine between November 2009 and January 2015 were obtained from medical records...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754668/resource-utilization-and-outcome-among-patients-with-selective-versus-nonselective-troponin-testing
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Alex R Campbell, Alexander J Rodriguez, David M Larson, Craig E Strauss, Ross F Garberich, Matthew F Partridge, Timothy D Henry, Scott W Sharkey
OBJECTIVE: In patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS), troponin testing is effective for diagnosis and prognosis. Troponin testing has now expanded to include patients without suspected ACS. This nonselective troponin testing has unknown consequences for resource utilization and outcome. Therefore, we examined selective versus nonselective troponin testing with respect to patient characteristics, resource utilization, and outcome. METHODS: This retrospective 1-year study included all patients with troponin testing at a U...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753653/cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-non-cardiac-surgery
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Timothy Luke Surman, Michael George Worthington, Jose Martinelli Nadal
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are used to facilitate circulatory support in standard cardiac surgery and emergency intervention, but CPB and ECMO are not used routinely in non-cardiac surgery involving the thorax and major vessels. The primary aim of this study was to identify the type of non-cardiac procedures and bypass used in our institution and review the patient outcomes including perioperative and bypass complications. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed within the Royal Adelaide Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit (CTSU) that examined all operations between 2006 and 2014...
April 19, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749243/the-predictive-value-of-risk-indices-for-cardiac-complications-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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I P Canbolat, Y Erdogan, G Adali, O Kaplan, M Dayangac, Y Yuzer, Y Tokat
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) risk tool and Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) are recommended tools for cardiovascular assessment before non-cardiac surgery to predict early postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality. Their predictive value for postoperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the validity of these two risk tools to predict early (30-day) cardiovascular complications and in-hospital all-cause mortality...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747289/-an-analysis-of-the-characteristics-of-perioperative-cardiac-troponin-elevation-in-orthopaedic-surgical-patients
#14
W L Hu, Y Z Chen, J H Wang, X L Hao, D X Zhai, H Y Sun, X S Zhao
Objective: Perioperative myocardial infarction remains a severe complication in non-cardiac surgery and is one of the major causes of death. Cardiac troponin (cTn) I elevation is associated with short-term and long-term mortality. The aim of the study was to assess the proportion rate of cTnI elevation and its clinical characteristics among patients admitted for orthopaedic surgery with or without cardiovascular events. Methods: This is a retrospective study including 27 744 patients aged 50 years or older who admitted for orthopaedic surgery from 2009-2015 in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746985/theoretical-personalized-optimum-chest-compression-point-can-be-determined-using-posteroanterior-chest-radiography
#15
Sunho Cho, Won Sup Oh, Sung-Bin Chon, Shinwoo Kim, Keunha Hwang
AIM: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines suggest the lower sternal half be compressed. However, stroke volume has been assumed to be maximized by compressing the 'point' (P_max.LV) beneath which the left ventricle (LV) is at its maximum diameter. Identifying 'personalized' P_max.LV on computed tomography (CT), we derived and validated rules to estimate P_max.LV using posteroanterior chest radiography (chest_PA). METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed with non-cardiac arrest (CA) adults who underwent chest_PA and CT within 1h (derivation:validation = 3:2)...
May 7, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738755/durability-at-19-years-of-quadrangular-resection-with-annular-plication-for-mitral-regurgitation
#16
Elisabetta Lapenna, Benedetto Del Forno, Ludovica Amore, Stefania Ruggeri, Giuseppe Iaci, Davide Schiavi, Igor Belluschi, Marta Bargagna, Ottavio Alfieri, Michele De Bonis
BACKGROUND: To report the long-term (19 years) clinical and echocardiographic results of the quadrangular resection with annular plication and annuloplasty. METHODS: A hundred forty-five consecutive patients (mean age 58±11.1years, LVEF 59±9.5%) with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation due to posterior leaflet prolapse/flail, underwent quadrangular resection of the posterior leaflet combined with ring (127 patients,87.5%) or pericardium (18 patients,12.5%) annuloplasty...
May 5, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733422/soluble-cd146-and-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-dissect-overhydration-into-functional-components-of-prognostic-relevance-in-haemodialysis-patients
#17
Mattia Arrigo, Seraina Von Moos, Kerem Gerritsen, Malha Sadoune, Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Andrew Davenport, Alexandre Mebazaa, Stephan Segerer, Pietro E Cippà
Background: Accurate volume status evaluation and differentiation of cardiac and non-cardiac components of overhydration (OH) are fundaments of optimal haemodialysis (HD) management. Methods: This study, by combining bioimpedance measurements, cardiovascular biomarkers and echocardiography, aimed at dissecting OH into its major functional components, and prospectively tested the association between cardiac and non-cardiac components of OH with mortality. In the first part, we validated soluble CD146 (sCD146) as a non-cardiac biomarker of systemic congestion in a cohort of 30 HD patients...
May 4, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726021/etiologies-predictors-and-economic-impact-of-readmission-within-one-month-among-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
#18
Mahek Shah, Pradhum Ram, Kevin Bryan U Lo, Natee Sirinvaravong, Brijesh Patel, Byomesh Tripathi, Shantanu Patil, Vincent M Figueredo
BACKGROUND: Limited data exists on readmission among patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy [TC], a commonly reversible cause of heart failure. We sought to identify etiologies and predictors for readmission among TC patients. METHODS: We queried the National Readmissions Database for 2013-2014 to identify patients with primary admission for TC using ICD-9CM code 429.83. Patients who were readmitted to the hospital within 1-month post-discharge were further evaluated to identify etiologies, predictors and the resultant economic burden of readmission...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724316/-retrospective-analysis-of-16-cases-receiving-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-operating-room-among-127-053-anesthetics-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgeries
#19
Ling Lan, Le Shen, Xiu Hua Zhang, Yu Guang Huang
Objective To identify the high-risk factors of cardiac arrest during non-cardiac surgery and to provide experience for the effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Method The baseline data,co-morbidities,causes of cardiac arrest,treatment responsees,and survivals of 16 patients undergoing CPR among 127 053 patients receiving non-cardiac surgeries in our center from January 2013 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results The main causes of intraoperative CPR included the co-existing cardiovascular diseases,massive intraoperative blood loss/high-risk surgical procedures,and allergy-related factors...
April 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709436/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-beyond-cardiac-surgery-and-intensive-care-unit-unconventional-uses-and-future-perspectives
#20
REVIEW
Fabrizio Monaco, Alessandro Belletti, Tiziana Bove, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used with increasing frequency to treat severe cardiac or respiratory failure as it can provide respiratory only or combined circulatory and respiratory support. Despite efforts aimed at increasing its diffusion however, ECMO is currently reserved, usually as last resort, in very severe cases, which are managed almost exclusively in the intensive care unit (ICU). Recent improvements in both technology and patients' management is leading to constant improvement in patients' outcome, especially in centers with a high caseload volume and after ensuring careful patients' selection...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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