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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140423/ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-a-young-patient-with-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-and-hereditary-spherocytosis
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Katharina Huenges, Bernd Panholzer, Jochen Cremer, Assad Haneya
A case of a 15-year-old female patient with acute heart failure due to non-compaction cardiomyopathy and hereditary anaemia (hereditary spherocytic elliptocytosis) requiring ventricular assist device implantation as a bridge to transplantation is presented. The possible effects of mechanical stress on erythrocytes potentially induced by mechanical circulatory support remains unclear, but it may lead to haemolytic crisis in patients suffering from hereditary anaemia. In our case, ventricular assist device therapy was feasible, and haematological complications did not occur within 6 weeks of bridging our patient to heart transplantation...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138216/autonomic-regulation-of-the-immune-system-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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François M Abboud, Madhu V Singh
The autonomic nervous system is a powerful regulator of circulatory adjustments to acute hemodynamic stresses. Here we focus on new concepts that emphasize the chronic influence of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems on cardiovascular pathology. The autonomic neurohumoral system can dramatically influence morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease through newly discovered influences on the innate and adaptive immune systems. Specifically, the end-organ damage in heart failure or hypertension may be worsened or alleviated by pro- or anti-inflammatory pathways of the immune system, respectively, that are activated through neurohumoral transmitters...
December 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135805/failure-of-invasive-airway-placement-on-the-first-attempt-is-associated-with-progression-to-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-compromise
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Hannah R Stinson, Vijay Srinivasan, Alexis A Topjian, Robert M Sutton, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, Tia T Raymond
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the proportion of acute respiratory compromise events in hospitalized pediatric patients progressing to cardiopulmonary arrest, and the clinical factors associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest. We hypothesized that failure of invasive airway placement on the first attempt (defined as multiple attempts at tracheal intubation, and/or laryngeal mask airway placement, and/or the creation of a new tracheostomy or cricothyrotomy) is independently associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest...
November 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132622/know-thy-ehealth-user-development-of-biopsychosocial-personas-from-a-study-of-older-adults-with-heart-failure
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Richard J Holden, Anand Kulanthaivel, Saptarshi Purkayastha, Kathryn M Goggins, Sunil Kripalani
BACKGROUND: Personas are a canonical user-centered design method increasingly used in health informatics research. Personas-empirically-derived user archetypes-can be used by eHealth designers to gain a robust understanding of their target end users such as patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop biopsychosocial personas of older patients with heart failure using quantitative analysis of survey data. METHOD: Data were collected using standardized surveys and medical record abstraction from 32 older adults with heart failure recently hospitalized for acute heart failure exacerbation...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131283/quantitative-myocardial-blush-score-qube-allows-the-prediction-of-heart-failure-development-in-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-proof-of-concept-study
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Andrzej Tomasik, Tomasz Młyńczak, Edyta Nowak, Katarzyna Pigoń, Artur Iwasieczko, Mariusz Opara, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might lead to left ventricular remodeling. Adequate myocardial perfusion is critical to prevent this adverse remodeling. Quantitative myocardial blush evaluator (QuBE) software, available on-line, is a simple analysis tool which enables the precise quantification of myocardial perfusion in the infarct area immediately after interventional treatment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the results of QuBE analysis might predict the development of HF in AMI patients in 3 year-long follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128961/the-relationship-between-the-time-until-commencement-of-tolvaptan-and-the-length-of-hospital-stay-in-heart-failure-patients
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Shunsuke Kiuchi, Shinji Hisatake, Takayuki Kabuki, Takashi Oka, Shintaro Dobashi, Takahiro Fujii, Takanori Ikeda
The effect of early use of tolvaptan (TLV) for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is unclear. We investigated the relationship between early use of TLV and the length of hospital stay. 369 consecutive ADHF patients who received TLV during hospitalization between February 2011 and June 2016 were initially enrolled. Patients who died in hospital, transferred hospital or clinical scenario 4 or 5 were excluded. We analyzed 247 ADHF patients. We evaluated the relationship between the length of hospital stay and the following findings: blood pressures, heart rate, New York Heart Association classification, and blood tests on admission...
November 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128863/persistent-long-term-structural-functional-and-metabolic-changes-after-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Caroline Scally, Amelia Rudd, Alice Mezincescu, Heather Wilson, Janaki Srinivasan, Graham Horgan, Paul Broadhurst, David E Newby, Anke Henning, Dana K Dawson
BACKGROUND : Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an increasingly recognized acute heart failure syndrome precipitated by intense emotional stress. Although there is an apparent rapid and spontaneous recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction, the long-term clinical and functional consequences of takotsubo cardiomyopathy are ill-defined. METHODS : In an observational case-control study, we recruited 37 patients with prior (>12-month) takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and 37 age-, sex-, and comorbidity-matched control subjects...
November 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127185/advances-in-computational-modelling-for-personalised-medicine-after-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Kenneth Mangion, Hao Gao, Dirk Husmeier, Xiaoyu Luo, Colin Berry
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality worldwide. Determining which patients will experience heart failure and sudden cardiac death after an acute MI is notoriously difficult for clinicians. The extent of heart damage after an acute MI is informed by cardiac imaging, typically using echocardiography or sometimes, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). These scans provide complex data sets that are only partially exploited by clinicians in daily practice, implying potential for improved risk assessment...
November 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125137/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-relative-lymphocyte-count-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-predict-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Bożena Szyguła-Jurkiewicz, Łukasz Siedlecki, Łukasz Pyka, Ewa Romuk, Piotr Przybyłowski, Mariusz Gąsior
INTRODUCTION    Early identification of patients with advanced heart failure (HF) who are at a higher risk for poor outcome is an important element of patient management, both from the medical and the economic point of view. OBJECTIVES    In the present study, we sought to determine the association between hematologic parameters assessed on admission and within the 3-year mortality period in patients consecutively admitted with advanced HF.  We also investigated the association between baseline demographic and clinical data and mortality...
November 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125033/medical-costs-in-patients-with-heart-failure-after-acute-heart-failure-events-one-year-follow-up-study
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Eugene Kim, Hye-Young Kwon, Sang Hong Baek, Haeyoung Lee, Byung-Su Yoo, Seok-Min Kang, Youngkeun Ahn, Bongmin Yang
AIMS: This study investigated annual medical costs using real-world data focusing on acute heart failure. METHODS: The data were retrospectively collected from 6 tertiary hospitals in South Korea. Overall, about 330 patients who were hospitalized for acute heart failure between January 2011 and July 2012 were selected. We collected data on their follow-up medical visits for one year, including medical costs incurred toward treatment. Those who died within the observational period or who had no records of follow-up visits were excluded...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124825/addressing-vulnerability-opening-a-new-door-to-improved-outcomes-in-acute-heart-failure
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EDITORIAL
Mattia Arrigo, Alexandre Mebazaa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124524/high-comorbidity-measured-by-the-charlson-comorbidity-index-associates-with-higher-1-year-mortality-risks-in-elderly-patients-experiencing-a-first-acute-heart-failure-hospitalization
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Francesc Formiga, Rafael Moreno-Gonzalez, David Chivite, Jonathan Franco, Abelardo Montero, Xavier Corbella
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity is related to poor health results in chronic heart failure (HF). AIMS: The purpose of the study was to assess whether a high Charlson Comorbidity Index score (CCI) relates to 1 year mortality after a first hospitalization for acute HF (AHF). METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 897 patients > 65 years of age admitted within a two-year period because of a first episode of AHF. We analyzed two groups: low (CCI ≤ 2) and high (CCI > 2) comorbidity...
November 9, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123431/comparative-quality-measures-of-emergency-care-an-outcome-cockpit-proposal-to-survey-clinical-processes-in-real-life
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Susanne Burgemeister, Alexander Kutz, Antoinette Conca, Thomas Holler, Sebastian Haubitz, Andreas Huber, Ulrich Buergi, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
Background: Benchmarking of real-life quality of care may improve evaluation and comparability of emergency department (ED) care. We investigated process management variables for important medical diagnoses in a large, well-defined cohort of ED patients and studied predictors for low quality of care. Methods: We prospectively included consecutive medical patients with main diagnoses of community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infection (UTI), myocardial infarction (MI), acute heart failure, deep vein thrombosis, and COPD exacerbation and followed them for 30 days...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122900/a-30-year-delayed-presentation-of-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-non-endemic-area
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Aneela Majeed, Vikas Kapoor, Azka Latif, Tirdad Zangeneh
A 70-year-old man with history of heart transplant performed in 1986, presented with altered mental status. CT scan of brain showed ring-enhancing lesions, raising suspicion for metastatic malignancy. Work-up revealed bilateral adrenal masses, biopsy showed granulomatous changes consistent with histoplasmosis. The possibility of histoplasmosis was less likely as the patient had no prior history of symptomatic disease and had lived in the endemic area 30 years prior to presentation. Brain biopsy confirmed central nervous system involvement...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122578/a-carvedilol-responsive-microrna-mir-125b-5p-protects-the-heart-from-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-repressing-pro-apoptotic-bak1-and-klf13-in-cardiomyocytes
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Ahmed S Bayoumi, Kyoung-Mi Park, Yongchao Wang, Jian-Peng Teoh, Tatsuya Aonuma, Yaoliang Tang, Huabo Su, Neal L Weintraub, Il-Man Kim
BACKGROUND: Cardiac injury is accompanied by dynamic changes in the expression of microRNAs (miRs), small non-coding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate target genes. MiR-125b-5p is downregulated in patients with end-stage dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy, and has been proposed as a biomarker of heart failure. We previously reported that the β-blocker carvedilol promotes cardioprotection via β-arrestin-biased agonism of β1-adrenergic receptor while stimulating miR-125b-5p processing in the mouse heart...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122513/tako-tsubo-syndrome-in-men-rare-but-with-poor-prognosis
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Alberto Pérez-Castellanos, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Hernán Mejía-Rentería, Mireia Andrés, Alessandro Sionis, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Ana Martín-García, María Cruz Aguilera, Eduardo Pereyra, José A Linares Vicente, Bernardo García de la Villa, Iván J Núñez-Gil
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Tako-tsubo syndrome is a potentially serious disease during the acute phase. It mimics myocardial infarction, but with no potentially causative coronary lesions. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical course and outcome of patients with tako-tsubo syndrome by sex. METHODS: We analyzed the characteristics of patients included in the RETAKO registry from 2003 to 2015, a multicenter registry with participation of 32 Spanish hospitals...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122235/-acute-stress-and-broken-heart-syndrome-a-case-report
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Juliana Vergel, Sebastián Tamayo-Orozco, Andrés Felipe Vallejo-Gómez, María Teresa Posada, Diana Restrepo
INTRODUCTION: Stress has been associated with an acute heart failure syndrome of important morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Case report and non-systematic review of the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old woman with a history of an untreated generalized anxiety disorder, whom after the violent death of her son presented with oppressive chest pain irradiated to neck and left superior extremity, lasting for more than 30minutes, initial clinical suspect suggests acute coronary syndrome...
October 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121725/real-world-study-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-chinese-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients
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Yun Wang, Bryan P Yan, Michael B Nichol, Brian Tomlinson, Vivian W Y Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the effect of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goal attainments (of <2.6mmol/L and <1.8mmol/L) on first major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using case reviews of post-PCI ACS patients at an acute public hospital in Hong Kong between January 2009 and August 2015...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121720/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-contemporary-adult-congenital-heart-disease-population
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Benjamin Moore, Jacob Cao, Irina Kotchetkova, David S Celermajer
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in the adult population is steadily increasing. A substrate of prosthetic material and residual lesions, constantly evolving as surgical techniques change over time, predispose these patients to the potentially devastating complication of infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 2935 patients in our adult CHD database for all cases of endocarditis between 1991 and 2016. Incidence, clinical course and predictors of outcomes were analysed...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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