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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635515/an-effective-treatment-for-heart-failure-caused-by-valvular-heart-diseases-thoracic-sympathetic-block
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Dan Li, Wei Liu, Dan Ma, Fengxiang Yun, Shu Li, Fengqi Liu
BACKGROUND: The pilot study is designed to investigate the effect of continuous thoracic sympathetic block (TSB) on cardiac function, reconstruction, and hemodynamic parameters in patients with heart failure resulting from valvular heart disease. METHOD: The cardiac function parameters, including left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricle end-diastole diameter (LVEDD), fractional shortening (FS), and N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), were measured in 19 patients before and after TSB treatment...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633352/aortopulmonary-window-results-of-repair-beyond-infancy%C3%A2
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Sachin Talwar, Bharat Siddharth, Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Rajnish Juneja, Anita Saxena, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVES: To study the anatomic and haemodynamic data and results of surgery in patients undergoing surgical repair of aortopulmonary window beyond infancy. METHODS: Between July 2005 and December 2015, 23 patients, older than 1 year undergoing surgery for aortopulmonary window were analysed retrospectively. Postoperative clinical and echocardiography follow-up were performed. RESULTS: Median age and weight at repair was 4 years (range 14 months-12 years) and 12 kg (range 3...
June 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631455/the-prognostic-importance-of-chronic-end-stage-diseases-in-geriatric-patients-admitted-to-163-italian-icus
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Daniele Poole, Stefano Finazzi, Giovanni Nattino, Danilo Radrizzani, Giuseppe Gristina, Paolo Malacarne, Sergio Livigni, Guido Bertolini
BACKGROUND: The number of elderly patients undergoing major surgical interventions and then needing admission to intensive care unit (ICU) grows steadily. We investigated this issue in a cohort of 232,278 patients admitted in 5 years (2011-2015) to 163 Italian general ICUs. METHODS: Surgical patients older than 75 registered in the GiViTI MargheritaPROSAFE project were analysed. The impact on hospital mortality of important chronic conditions (severe COPD, NYHA class IV, dementia, end-stage renal disease, cirrhosis with portal hypertension) was investigated with two prognostic models developed yearly on patients staying in the ICU less or more than 24 hours...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625511/lung-fluid-clearance-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
#4
Dani-Louise Dixon, Carmine G De Pasquale, Mark D Lawrence, Elena Cavallaro, Vito Rubino, Andrew D Bersten
Chronic elevation of pulmonary microvascular pressure (Pmv) consistently leads to alveolocapillary barrier thickening and reduction in the filtration coefficient. In animal models of chronic heart failure (CHF) the lung remains dry despite hydrostatic forces. As fluid flux is bi-directional, it has been postulated that an increase in alveolar fluid clearance may facilitate the dry lung when Pmv is chronically elevated. In this study we aimed to examine alveolar fluid clearance in ambulatory patients with CHF secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction compared against non-CHF controls...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625318/prognostic-value-of-different-allelic-polymorphism-of-aldosterone-synthase-receptor-in-a-congestive-heart-failure-european-continental-ancestry-population
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Mauro Feola, Martino Monteverde, Daniela Vivenza, Marzia Testa, Laura Leto, Valentina Astesana, Francesco Mussapi, Antonello Vado, Marco Merlano, Cristiana Lo Nigro
Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is as an 9-exon gene on chromosome 8q22 and exists as a common single nucleotide polymorphism C-T transition for position -344. The aim of this study was to assess the -344T/C polymorphism of the aldosterone synthase promoter in a European continental ancestry congestive heart failure (CHF) population. METHODS: Patients discharged after an acute decompensation were enrolled and underwent echocardiography, determination of BNP, evaluation of non-invasive cardiac outputs and determination of -344 T/C SNP in the aldosterone synthase gene...
February 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
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Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623907/dna-methylation-dysregulations-in-rheumatic-heart-valve-disease
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Kangjun Shen, Hui Liu, Ran Jing, Jiangfeng Yi, Xinmin Zhou
BACKGROUND: The epigenetic changes underlying the development of rheumatic heart valve disease (RHVD) remain incompletely understood. Limited evidence suggests that abnormal DNA methylation might be involved in the pathogenesis of RHVD. In the present study, we evaluated the DNA methylation dysregulations from myocardial tissue in RHVD patients systematically. METHODS: Right atrial myocardial tissue obtained from rheumatic valvular patients who had undergone valve replacements surgery (n = 73) and were compared to healthy controls (n = 4)...
June 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623639/anemia-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-characteristics-and-implications
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Javier Amione-Guerra, Ana S Cruz-Solbes, Arvind Bhimaraj, Barry H Trachtenberg, Sai R Pingali, Jerry D Estep, Myung H Park, Ashrith Guha
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in patients with heart failure and is associated with adverse outcomes. Management of anemia in CF-LVAD patients is not well studied. Our purpose is to characterize and identify the etiology of anemia in CF-LVAD patients. Secondary objectives are to describe the effect of CF-LVAD on pre-existing anemia and assess its impact after CF-LVAD support. METHODS: Cross-sectional study from January to July 2015 of ambulatory patients supported with a CF-LVAD for at least 6-months that presented with hemoglobin <12 g/dL and no recent gastrointestinal bleeding...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616921/-prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Xiu-Li Shi, Yu Kang, Chen Chen, Qing Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of anxiety and depression in hospitalized patients with heart failure. METHODS: From September 2015 to March 2016, 301 patients who were admitted to the cardiac ward of a tertiary hospital for heart failure were consecutively enrolled in this study. They were assessed with the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADs). Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify risk factors associated with anxiety and depression...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616547/predictors-of-tamponade-and-constriction-in-patients-with-pericardial-disease-undergoing-interventional-and-surgical-treatment
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Taalaibek Kudaiberdiev, Seitkhan Joshibayev, Gulzada Imanalieva, Alimkadir S Beishenaliev, Abdulin A Ashinaliev, Taalaibek A Baisekeev, Sergei Chinaliev
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to define predictors of cardiac compression development including clinical, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, chest-X-ray and perioperative parameters and their diagnostic value. METHODS: Overall 243 patients with pericardial disease, among them 123 with compression (tamponade, constriction) and 120 without signs of compression were included in the study. Clinical, laboratory, electrocardiographic, chest-X-Ray, echocardiographic and perioperative data were included in the logistic regression analysis to define predictors of tamponade/constriction development...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616089/severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-cardiac-shunts-evolution-under-specific-treatment
#11
R I Negoi, I Ghiorghiu, F Filipoiu, M Hostiuc, I Negoi, C Ginghina
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Sildenafil, Bosentan and combined therapy in patients with congenital cardiac shunts associated pulmonary artery hypertension (CCS-PAH). Design: Prospective observational study (February 2011 - January 2014) with a historical control group (January 2009 - January 2011). Setting: "CC Iliescu" Institute for Emergency Cardiovascular Diseases of Bucharest, a tertiary university-affiliated center. Patients: All cases with CCS-PAH. Interventions: Specific vasodilatory therapy: Sildenafil, Bosentan or combined therapy...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614262/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-replacement-is-a-safe-and-effective-surgery-for-patients-with-rheumatic-valve-disease-a-retrospective-study
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Junyu Zhai, Lai Wei, Ben Huang, Chunsheng Wang, Hongqiang Zhang, Kanhua Yin
The aim of the study was to evaluate the treatment of minimally invasive mitral valve replacement (MIMVR) through a right minithoracotomy for patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease.From February 2009 to December 2016, 360 patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease underwent mitral valve replacement by the same surgeon. Among them, 150 patients accepted MIMVR through a right minithoracotomy, whereas the other 210 accepted a traditional median sternotomy. After matching by patients by age, sex, EuroSCORE, New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification, renal and liver function, and degree of mitral valve disease, we selected 224 patients for analysis in our retrospective study...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612915/how-to-predict-the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-under-50-and-over-80-years-old-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Dorota Sobczyk, Bryan HyoChan Song, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Tomasz Darocha, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Krzysztof Wróbel, Bogusław Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in developed countries and there is an increasing number of both young and elderly patients requiring surgical treatment. Despite improvement of conventional risk stratification scores (EuroSCORE II, STS risk score), all of the calculations are estimated based on the typical population and the studies emphasize that the scales may need further investigation and modernization, as demographic changes of the population suffering from CAD are unavoidable...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612913/the-usefulness-of-soluble-st2-and-galectin-3-as-novel-biomarkers-for-better-risk-stratification-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Monika Gawor, Mateusz Śpiewak, Jadwiga Janas, Katarzyna Kożuch, Aleksandra Wróbel, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Rafał Baranowski, Magdalena Marczak, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Estimation of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk is an integral part of clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Identification of novel biomarkers of this disease can provide additional criteria for SCD risk stratification. Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are useful biomarkers for prognosis of heart failure (HF). Both of them appear to mediate cardiac fibrosis - an important pathogenetic process in HCM. Data about sST2 and Gal-3 usefulness in patients with HCM are limited...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606165/pitfalls-in-tamvi-experience-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-system
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Paul P Heinisch, Fabien Praz, Bernhard Winkler, Stephan Windecker, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous transapical implantation of transcatheter heart valves in the native mitral and aortic position may be considered as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients presenting with combined valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old female with severe aortic stenosis, severe mitral stenosis with mild mitral insufficiency, persistent atrial fibrillation, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and NYHA class of IV was evaluated by our interdisciplinary heart team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604505/prognostic-value-of-clinical-echocardiographic-and-angiographic-indicators-in-patients-with-large-anterior-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-as-a-first-acute-coronary-event
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Cesare Baldi, Maria V Polito, Rodolfo Citro, Rosario Farina, Tiziana Attisano, Marco Mirra, Paolo Chiodini, Michele R Di Muro, Marco Di Maio, Francesco Vigorito, Renato De Vecchis, Eduardo Bossone, Federico Piscione, Pietro Giudice, Gennaro Galasso
BACKGROUND: The risk of death in patients affected by ST-elevation segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) is well known, but more data are required to define the in-hospital mortality in special subsets. We sought to assess the prognostic value of indicators in patients with large anterior STEMI as a first acute coronary event, undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 48 consecutive large anterior STEMI patients admitted as first acute coronary event, undergoing in acute phase both PCI and IABP...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601469/clinical-course-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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O I Woudstra, J P Bokma, M M Winter, P Kiès, M R M Jongbloed, H W Vliegen, M Groenink, F J Meijboom, B J M Mulder, B J Bouma
BACKGROUND: Little is known on the clinical course of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) and which patients are at particular risk. This study aims to determine TR course, characteristics associated with TR progression, and the prognostic relevance of TR in rTOF patients. METHODS: In this dualcenter cohort study, rTOF patients from a prospective national registry with ≥1 cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study and ≥2 echocardiograms available were included...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600804/noninvasive-pulmonary-transit-time-a-new-parameter-for-general-cardiac-performance
#18
Anouk G W de Lepper, Ingeborg H F Herold, Salvatore Saporito, R Arthur Bouwman, Massimo Mischi, Hendrikus H M Korsten, Koen D Reesink, Patrick Houthuizen
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) assessed with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a novel tool to evaluate cardiac function. PTT represents the time for a bolus of contrast to pass from the right to the left ventricle, measured according to the indicator dilution principles using CEUS. We investigated the hypothesis that PTT is a measure of general cardiac performance in patient populations eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: The study population consisted of heart failure patients referred for CRT with NYHA class II-IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)≤35% and QRS≥120 ms...
June 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599626/factors-associated-with-general-practitioners-awareness-of-depression-in-primary-care-patients-with-heart-failure-baseline-results-from-the-observational-recode-hf-study
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Marion Eisele, Anja Rakebrandt, Sigrid Boczor, Agata Kazek, Nadine Pohontsch, Magdalena Okolo-Kulak, Eva Blozik, Jens-Martin Träder, Stefan Störk, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Martin Scherer
BACKGROUND: Depression is more prevalent in patients with heart failure (HF) than in those without, but its detection is complicated by the symptom overlap between the two diseases. General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact for patients with HF. Therefore, this study aims to investigate GPs' awareness of depression in their HF patients and factors associated with this awareness. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, observational study 3224 primary care patients with HF were screened for depressive symptomatology using an algorithm based on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the 9-item subscale on Depression of the Patient Health Questionnaire, and selected items from the PROMIS Depression and Anxiety scales...
June 9, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598686/how-your-ears-can-tell-what-is-hidden-in-your-heart-wild-type-transthyretin-amyloidosis-as-potential-cause-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss-inelderly-amylodeafness-pilot-study
#20
Emilie Béquignon, Aziz Guellich, Sophie Barthier, Marc Raynal, Virginie Prulière-Escabasse, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, André Coste, Thibaud Damy
BACKGROUND: Wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRwt) is an age-related life-threatening condition. Prognosis is mainly dependent on cardiac involvement. Other organs and tissues may be affected. Their early recognition may increase awareness of physicians and positively affects the prognosis. Presbycusis is another age-related disorder. Whether this disease is associated to ATTRwt amyloidosis is unknown. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients with confirmed diagnosis of ATTRwt amyloidosis at the Mondor Amyloidosis Network, France, underwent otoscopy and audiological tests including pure tone audiometry, speech reception threshold and speech discrimination score...
June 9, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
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