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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227376/hypertensive-heart-disease-beyond-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-are-we-ready-for-echocardiographic-strain-evaluation-in-everyday-clinical-practice
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Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Michele Bombelli, Guido Grassi
: Hypertension-induced left ventricular (LV) remodeling is a well known entity that has usually been studied with traditional echocardiographic techniques. In the last decade echocardiographic methods are focused on evaluation of heart mechanics. The strain assessment is considered as part of comprehensive echocardiographic examination. Nevertheless, LV strain and particularly longitudinal strain was proofed as a significant independent predictor of cardiovascular and total morbidity and mortality, stronger than LV ejection fraction...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227260/factors-associated-with-post-stroke-fatigue-during-the-second-half-year-after-stroke
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M Delva, N Lytvynenko, I Delva
Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common and often debilitating sequel of both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes Aim - identify socio-demographic, personal and psychological factors associated with different PSF domains over the second half year after stroke occurrence. There were examined patients consequently in definite time points: at 6 months (156 patients), at 9 months (139 patients) and at 12 months (128 patients) after ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes. Global PSF and certain PSF domains (physical, mental, motivational, activity-related) were measured by multidimensional fatigue inventory-20 scale...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226819/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-and-all-cause-mortality-after-an-episode-of%C3%A2-acute-heart-failure-results-of-the%C3%A2-medit-ahf%C3%A2-study
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Òscar Miró, Ramon Estruch, Francisco J Martín-Sánchez, Víctor Gil, Javier Jacob, Pablo Herrero-Puente, Sergio Herrera Mateo, Alfons Aguirre, Juan A Andueza, Pere Llorens
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to evaluate clinical outcomes of patients after an episode of acute heart failure (AHF) according to their adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet). BACKGROUND: It has been proved that MedDiet is a useful tool in primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, it is unknown whether adherence to MedDiet is associated with better outcomes in patients who have already experienced an episode of AHF. METHODS: We designed a prospective study that included consecutive patients diagnosed with AHF in 7 Spanish emergency departments (EDs)...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224678/atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Sara Croca, Anisur Rahman
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), comprising coronary heart disease and stroke, is one of the most important causes of death in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The risks of developing both clinical CVD and sub-clinical atherosclerosis are increased in patients with SLE. This increase is not fully explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, hypertension and elevated cholesterol, and it is believed that immune dysfunction also contributes to CVD risk in SLE. In particular, recent studies have shown that abnormalities in both serum lipid profile and the autoantibody and T lymphocyte response to lipids may play a role in development of atherosclerosis...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223500/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-mortality-in-adults-undergoing-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty
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Puja B Parikh, Samantha Novotny, Allen Jeremias, Javed Butler, Jie Yang, Donglei Yin, Luis Gruberg
BACKGROUND: Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is often utilized as a bridge prior to surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is commonly present in patients with aortic stenosis, however, its association with outcomes following BAV has not been well studied. Accordingly, we sought to assess the impact of CKD on mortality in adults undergoing BAV. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was screened for hospitalizations involving adults undergoing BAV from 2006 to 2012...
October 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223429/predicting-risk-of-cardiac-events-among-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-conservatively-managed-non-infarct-related-artery-coronary-artery-disease-an-analysis-of-the-duke-databank-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Sameer A Hirji, Susanna R Stevens, Linda K Shaw, Erin C Campbell, Christopher B Granger, Manesh R Patel, Michael H Sketch, Tracy Y Wang, E Magnus Ohman, Eric D Peterson, J Matthew Brennan
BACKGROUND: Recent randomized evidence has demonstrated benefit with complete revascularization during the index hospitalization for multivessel coronary artery disease ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients; however, this benefit likely depends on the risk of future major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). METHODS: Using data from Duke University Medical Center (2003-2012), we identified those at high risk for 1-year MACE among 664 STEMI patients with conservatively managed non-infarct-related artery (non-IRA) lesions...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222288/cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#8
REVIEW
Mark T Gladwin
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an autosomal recessive disease in which homozygosity for a single point mutation in the gene encoding the β-globin chain produces hemoglobin S molecules that polymerize within the erythrocyte during deoxygenation; the result is sustained hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive events. As patients live to adulthood, the chronic impact of sustained hemolytic anemia and episodic vaso-occlusive episodes leads to progressive end-organ complications. This scenario culminates in the development of 1 or more major cardiovascular complications of SCD for which there are no approved or consensus therapies...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221480/prevalence-and-etiologies-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Jean Joel Bigna, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent increasing worldwide attention towards pulmonary hypertension (PH), its epidemiology remains poorly described in Africa. Accordingly, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of PH prevalence, incidence and etiologies in Africa. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, African Journals Online, and Africa Index Medicus. Published observational studies until September 20, 2017, including adult participants residing in Africa were considered...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220406/excessively-low-salt-diet-damages-the-heart-through-activation-of-cardiac-pro-renin-receptor-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-and-sympatho-adrenal-systems-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Chihiro Okamoto, Yuka Hayakawa, Takuma Aoyama, Hisaaki Komaki, Shingo Minatoguchi, Masamitsu Iwasa, Yoshihisa Yamada, Hiromitsu Kanamori, Masanori Kawasaki, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Atsushi Mikami, Shinya Minatoguchi
OBJECTIVE: A high salt intake causes hypertension and leads to cardiovascular disease. Therefore, a low salt diet is now recommended to prevent hypertension and cardiovascular disease. However, it is still unknown whether an excessively low salt diet is beneficial or harmful for the heart. METHODS: Wistar Kyoto rats (WKYs) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) received normal salt chow (0.9% salt diet) and excessively low salt chow (0.01% salt diet referred to as saltless diet) for 8 weeks from 8 to 16 weeks of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218880/causal-inference-on-electronic-health-records-to-assess-blood-pressure-treatment-targets-an-application-of-the-parametric-g-formula
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Kipp W Johnson, Benjamin S Glicksberg, Rachel A Hodos, Khader Shameer, Joel T Dudley
Hypertension is a major risk factor for ischemic cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease, which are respectively the primary and secondary most common causes of morbidity and mortality across the globe. To alleviate the risks of hypertension, there are a number of effective antihypertensive drugs available. However, the optimal treatment blood pressure goal for antihypertensive therapy remains an area of controversy. The results of the recent Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) trial, which found benefits for intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure, have been debated for several reasons...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218612/transoesophageal-echocardiography-prior-to-catheter-ablation-could-be-avoided-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-a-low-risk-of-stroke-and-without-filling-defects-in-the-late-phase-mdct-scan-a-retrospective-analysis-of-783-patients
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Zhengqin Zhai, Min Tang, Shu Zhang, Pihua Fang, Yuhe Jia, Tianjie Feng, Jiande Wang
OBJECTIVES: To test whether multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) could completely replace transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to detect left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients using a large sample size. METHODS: 783 patients with AF who underwent MDCT and TEE before catheter ablation were retrospectively included. Demographic data were obtained. Two radiologists blinded to clinical data made the imaging diagnosis. RESULTS: Most of the patients (96...
December 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217748/lower-arterial-cross-sectional-area-of-carotid-and-vertebral-arteries-and-higher-frequency-of-secondary-neck-vessels-are-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis
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P Belov, D Jakimovski, J Krawiecki, C Magnano, J Hagemeier, L Pelizzari, B Weinstock-Guttman, R Zivadinov
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial and neck vessel system characteristics of patients with multiple sclerosis have not been previously investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the frequency of neck vessels and their cross-sectional areas (in square millimeters) between patients with MS and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 193 patients with MS and 193 age- and sex-matched healthy controls underwent 2D TOF venography at 3T...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214834/source-and-size-of-social-support-network-on-sedentary-behavior-among-older-adults
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Paul D Loprinzi, Elizabeth A Crush
PURPOSE: To examine the association of source of social support and size of social support network on sedentary behavior among older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003 to 2006. PARTICIPANTS: 2519 older adults (60+ years). MEASURES: Sedentary behavior was assessed via accelerometry over a 7-day period. Social support was assessed via self-report...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214548/first-clinical-symptom-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-systemic-sclerosis-results-of-a-retrospective-nationwide-cohort-study
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Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Xavier Corbella, Melany Pestaña-Fernández, Carles Tolosa-Vilella, Alfredo Guillen-Del Castillo, Dolores Colunga-Argüelles, Luis Trapiella-Martínez, Nerea Iniesta-Arandia, María Jesús Castillo-Palma, Luis Sáez-Comet, María Victoria Egurbide-Arberas, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, Mayka Freire, Jose Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Juan José Ríos-Blanco, Jose Antonio Todolí-Parra, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Adela Marín-Ballvé, Pablo Segovia-Alonso, Xavier Pla-Salas, Ana Belén Madroñero-Vuelta, Manuel Ruiz-Muñoz, Vicent Fonollosa-Pla, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar, E Callejas Moraga, E Calvo, C Carbonell, M J Castillo, A J Chamorro, D Colunga, X Corbella, M V Egurbide, G Espinosa, V Fonollosa, M Freire, F J García Hernández, R González León, A Guillén Del Castillo, N Iniesta, R Lorenzo, A B Madroñero, B Marí, A Marín, N Ortego-Centeno, M Pérez Conesa, M Pestaña, X Pla, J J Ríos Blanco, M Rodríguez Carballeira, M Rubio Rivas, M Ruiz Muñoz, L Sáez Comet, P Segovia, C P Simeón, A Soto, E Tarí, J A Todolí, C Tolosa, L Trapiella, J A Vargas Hitos, G Verdejo
The objective of the study is to determine the importance of the mode of onset as prognostic factor in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Data were collected from the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE), a nationwide retrospective multicenter database created in 2006. As first symptom, we included Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), cutaneous sclerosis, arthralgia/arthritis, puffy hands, interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and digestive hypomotility. A total of 1625 patients were recruited...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214526/high-intensity-interval-training-lowers-blood-pressure-and-improves-apelin-and-nox-plasma-levels-in-older-treated-hypertensive-individuals
#16
Mohammad Reza Izadi, Alireza Ghardashi Afousi, Maryam Asvadi Fard, Mohammad Ali Babaee Bigi
Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Apelin levels and NO bioavailability are impaired in older hypertensive patients. Exercise is an effective intervention for treating hypertension. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of high-intensity interval training on blood pressure, apelin, and NOx plasma levels in older treated hypertensive individuals. Thirty treated hypertensive subjects (61.70 ± 5.78 years, 17 males, 13 females) were randomly divided into 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (n = 15) and control (n = 15)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214181/cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-why-should-cardiologists-care-about-that
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REVIEW
Andrzej Bissinger
Background: Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a frequent but underdiagnosed complication of diabetes mellitus. It has a strong influence on various cardiac disorders including myocardial ischemia and infarction, hypertension, orthostatic hypotonia, heart failure, and arrhythmias. CAN can lead to severe morbidity and mortality and increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. Methods: This review article summarizes the latest evidence regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, influence on the cardiovascular system, and diagnostic methods for CAN...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214053/severe-carvedilol-toxicity-without-overdose-caution-in-cirrhosis
#18
Satish Maharaj, Karan Seegobin, Julio Perez-Downes, Belinda Bajric, Simone Chang, Pramod Reddy
Background: Carvedilol is used in the management of hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and most recently, portal hypertension. It has been associated with improved outcomes regarding variceal bleeding, hepatic decompensation and death when compared to propranolol and endoscopic band ligation. The main cause of portal hypertension is cirrhosis and therefore carvedilol is increasingly used in these patients. Due to its extensive hepatic metabolism, carvedilol is contraindicated in severe hepatic impairment...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212825/intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-in-patients-with-and-patients-without-type-2-diabetes-a-pooled-analysis-from-two-randomized-trials
#19
Tom F Brouwer, Jim T Vehmeijer, Deborah N Kalkman, Wouter R Berger, Bert-Jan H van den Born, Ron J Peters, Reinoud E Knops
OBJECTIVE: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure (ACCORD-BP) study did not find a significant beneficial effect of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering on cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) did find a significant beneficial effect in patients without T2DM. The objective of this analysis was to assess the effect of both T2DM and baseline cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk on the treatment effect of intensive blood pressure lowering...
December 6, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211879/cross-country-comparisons-of-disability-and-morbidity-evidence-from-the-gateway-to-global-aging-data
#20
Jinkook Lee, Drystan Phillips, Jenny Wilkens, Sandy Chien, Yu-Chen Lin, Marco Angrisani, Eileen Crimmins, Anne Newman
Background: International comparisons of disease prevalence have been useful in understanding what proportion of disease might be preventable and in informing potential policy interventions in different cultural and economic contexts. Using newly available, harmonized data from 20 countries, we compare disability and morbidity of older adults between the ages of 55 and 74. Methods: The Gateway to Global Aging Data, a data and information portal, provides access to easy-to-use individual-level longitudinal data from 10 surveys covering over 30 countries...
December 4, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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