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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933393/prevalence-and-prognostic-impact-of-left-sided-valve-thickening-in-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Dania Mohty, Sarah Pradel, Julien Magne, Bahaa Fadel, Cyrille Boulogne, Vincent Petitalot, Safaa Raboukhi, Nicole Darodes, Thibaud Damy, Victor Aboyans, Arnaud Jaccard
BACKGROUND: Left heart valve thickening (LVT) was described in patients with light-chain amyloidosis (AL). This phenomenon reflects likely infiltration of the valve by amyloid proteins. However, the prevalence of LVT and its prognostic value have not been investigated in patients with AL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography was performed at baseline in 150 patients [median age 68 (33-87) years; 59% male] with confirmed AL. The presence of abnormal mitral and/or aortic valve thickening (>3 mm) was assessed in all included patients...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931552/effects-of-sustained-release-trimetazidine-on-chronically-dysfunctional-myocardium-of-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-six-months-follow-up-result
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A Momen, M Ali, P K Karmakar, M Z Ali, A Haque, M R Khan, M I Khalil, M S Hossain, R M Huda, M N Goni
BACKGROUND: Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a growing burden in third world countries. So far, benefits of trimetazidine in this group of patients have been suggested by clinical trials mainly conducted in Europe. We evaluated the effect of trimetazidine on ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in our population. METHODS AND RESULTS: 98 patients (aged 58.5±9.2 years), admitted with decompensated heart failure with previous history of MI and/or documentation of significant CAD with previous CAG, were chosen for the study...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931551/metabolic-manipulation-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-assessing-the-role-of-trimetazidine
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Suman Jatain, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Roopali Khanna, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin Goel
OBJECTIVES: To study the role of metabolic modulator (trimetazidine: TMZ) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Optimizing altered substrate metabolism in heart failure (HF) with metabolic modulators allows more efficacious energy production from glucose than from free fatty acids. METHODS: 100 patients of DCM (47.7 years, NYHA class 2.17, LVEF 27.3%) were randomized to TMZ (20mg tid, n=50) vs conventional therapy (n=50). Functional status, BNP and various echocardiographic parameters were assessed at 3-6 months...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931546/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-undergoing-balloon-mitral-valvotomy-for-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis
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Desabandhu Vinayakumar, G V Vinod, Suresh Madhavan, Mangalath Narayanan Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic mitral stenosis constitutes a major cause of acquired heart disease complicating pregnancy in India. In the present study, we have studied the fetal and maternal outcomes of women undergoing balloon mitral valvotomy during pregnancy. METHODS AND RESULTS: 49 pregnant ladies were included in this study in whom balloon mitral valvotomy was performed. The mean age of these patients was 25.7±3.1 years. The mean gestational age was 23.5±5.2 weeks (12-36 weeks)...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925329/fragmented-qrs-is-a-novel-risk-factor-for-ventricular-arrhythmic-events-after-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Miyako Igarashi, Hiroshi Tada, Hiro Yamasaki, Kenji Kuroki, Tomoko Ishizu, Yoshihiro Seo, Takeshi Machino, Nobuyuki Murakoshi, Yukio Sekiguchi, Yuichi Noguchi, Akihiko Nogami, Kazutaka Aonuma
INTRODUCTION: A fragmented QRS (fQRS) is reported to be associated with a poor prognosis or sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with Brugada syndrome or ischemic heart disease. However, no studies have clarified the impact of the presence of an fQRS on SCD or ventricular arrhythmic events in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This study aimed to clarify this point in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 137 heart failure patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy who received CRT (NYHA functional class: II/III/IV = 25/84/28)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920951/risk-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-80%C3%A2-years-old-or-older-a-retrospective-case-series-study
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Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Bryan HyoChan Song, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Tomasz Darocha, Dorota Sobczyk, Bogusław Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Age remains a significant and unmodifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and an increasing number of patients older than 80 years of age undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Old age is also an independent risk factor for postoperative complications. The aim of this study is to describe the population of patients 80 years of age or older who underwent CABG procedure and to assess the mortality rate and risk factors for in-hospital mortality. METHODS: A retrospective case-series study analyzing 388 consecutive patients aged 80 years of age or older who underwent isolated CABG procedure between 2010 and 2014 in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915239/emergency-cardiac-double-valve-surgery-in-active-infective-endocarditis-due-to-acinetobacter-baumannii-with-aortic-root-abscess-in-a-patient-with-dialysis-dependent-end-stage-renal-failure-a-rare-case-report
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Moosa Kunhi, Sachin Sanagar, N Jagadeesh, Bhima Shankar, Abi Abraham
We report an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient on regular haemodialysis awaiting renal transplant having native aortic valve endocarditis due to Acinetobacter baumannii complicated with aortic root abscess and severe mitral valve regurgitation with NYHA class IV symptoms. He underwent emergency aortic root abscess debridement, reconstruction with autologous pericardial patch and bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement along with mitral valve repair. This emergency intervention in active infective endocarditis due to A...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915082/the-heart-failure-pandemic-the-clinical-and-economic-burden-in-greece
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P Stafylas, D Farmakis, G Kourlaba, G Giamouzis, K Tsarouhas, N Maniadakis, J Parissis
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to identify the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of heart failure (HF) patients in Greece as well as the economic burden and the distribution of costs for the management of the disease. METHODS: Eight Greek secondary and tertiary cardiology centres from different cities have participated in a prospective, observational survey, the ESC HF Pilot Survey. 307 patients with HF, 177 hospitalised and 130 outpatients, have been recruited and monitored for 12months...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914696/additional-predictive-value-of-nutritional-status-in-the-prognostic-assessment-of-heart-failure-patients
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M T La Rovere, R Maestri, F Olmetti, V Paganini, G Riccardi, R Riccardi, G D Pinna, E Traversi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nutritional status (NS) is not routinely assessed in HF. We sought to evaluate whether NS may be additive to a comprehensive pre-discharge evaluation based on a clinical score that includes BMI (MAGGIC) and on an index of functional capacity (six minute walking test, 6mWT) in HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CONUT (Controlling Nutritional Status) score (including serum albumin level, total cholesterol and lymphocyte count) was computed in 466 consecutive patients (mean age 61 ± 11 years, NYHA class 2...
September 23, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914493/patient-factors-associated-with-quality-of-life-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Tiffany C Randolph, DaJuanicia N Simon, Laine Thomas, Larry A Allen, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Peter R Kowey, James A Reiffel, Gerald V Naccarelli, Paul S Chan, John A Spertus, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: As treatment options for atrial fibrillation (AF) increase, more attention is focused on patients' experiences and quality of life (QoL). However, little is known about the factors associated with these outcomes. METHODS: The Atrial Fibrillation Effect on QualiTy-of-life (AFEQT) is a disease-specific QoL tool for AF, with domain and summary scores ranging from 0 (the worst QoL) to 100. Using multivariable linear regression, we evaluated factors associated with baseline AFEQT Summary and Subscale Scores in ORBIT AF, a large, community-based AF registry...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912205/the-prevalence-of-sexual-dysfunction-and-its-association-with-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Alexandra Neiman, Salil Ginde, Michael G Earing, Peter J Bartz, Scott Cohen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) and its impact on quality of life (QOL) in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is not well known. The aims of this study were to: determine the prevalence of SD, evaluate the risk factors associated with SD, and determine the association between SD and QOL in adults with CHD. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adults (≥18years) with CHD presenting for routine follow-up at our institution. Subjects completed the CDC HRQOL-14 "Health Days Measure" to assess mental and physical health, and either the Sexual Health Inventory for Men or the Female Sexual Function Index to assess sexual function...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905297/altered-thermoregulatory-responses-in-heart-failure-patients-exercising-in-the-heat
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Bryce N Balmain, Ollie Jay, Surendran Sabapathy, Danielle Royston, Glenn M Stewart, Rohan Jayasinghe, Norman R Morris
Heart failure (HF) patients appear to exhibit impaired thermoregulatory capacity during passive heating, as evidenced by diminished vascular conductance. Although some preliminary studies have described the thermoregulatory response to passive heating in HF, responses during exercise in the heat remain to be described. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare thermoregulatory responses in HF and controls (CON) during exercise in the heat. Ten HF (NYHA classes I-II) and eight CON were included. Core temperature (Tc), skin temperature (Tsk), and cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) were assessed at rest and during 1 h of exercise at 60% of maximal oxygen uptake...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905008/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-gated-blood-pool-spect-equilibrium-radionuclide-ventriculography-for-the-assessment-of-left-and-right-ventricular-volumes-and-function-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Olivier Lairez, Clément Delmas, Pauline Fournier, Emmanuelle Cassol, Simon Méjean, Pierre Pascal, Antoine Petermann, Camille Dambrin, Vincent Minville, Didier Carrié, Hervé Rousseau, Michel Galinier, Jérôme Roncalli, Bertrand Marcheix, Isabelle Berry
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) require serial assessment of right and left ventricular (RV & LV) volumes and function. Because the RV is not assisted, its function is a critical determinant of the hemodynamic and contributes significantly to postoperative morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the feasibility and the accuracy of tomographic-equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (t-ERV) for the assessment of patients with LVADs. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with LVAD underwent t-ERV...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904843/cardiac-surgery-in-africa-a-thirty-five-year-experience-on-open-heart-surgery-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Manga Diomande, Anicet Adoubi, Yves Tanauh
BACKGROUND: Few centers for open heart surgery (OHS) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of OHS results is also noted. By reporting our African experience on OHS, the aim of this study was to fill the gap. METHODS: It is a retrospective study on 2,612 patients who were subject to an OHS between 1978 and 2013. Data were collected from demographical, clinical, investigative studies, surgical and outcomes parameters. RESULTS: There were 1,475 cases of rheumatic heart diseases (RHD), 126 endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), 741 congenital heart diseases (CHDs) and 270 various affections...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904840/surgical-experience-on-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis-in-african-setting-review-of-35-years-experience-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Yves Tanauh, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Anicet Adoubi, Manga Diomande
BACKGROUND: Surgical experience with chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is rarely documented in Africa; the aim of this study is therefore to review our African experience with CCP from 1977 to 2012 in terms of clinical and surgical outcomes and risk factors of early death after pericardiectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study is related to 120 patients with CCP; there were 72 men and 48 women with an average age at 28.8±10.4 years standard deviation (SD) (8-51 years)...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903393/-a-multi-center-study-on-the-long-term-mortality-and-related-risk-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-receiving-resynchronization-therapy
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S Y Qi, D M Wang, H B Yu, C Ding, F L Tian, L S Ru, J Li, B Zhang, Y L Han
Objective: To analyze long-term mortality and patients characteristics of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with chronic heart failure. Methods: In-patients with chronic heart failure who received CRT in the three medical centers(Bethune International Peace Hospital, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command of Chinese People's Liberation Army, and 251 Hospital of People's Liberation Army)from March 2001 to June 2013 were included.Mortality and related causes, echocardiographic parameters were analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903339/-effect-of-goal-directed-haemodynamic-management-on-the-postoperative-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-fragile-cardiac-function-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
#17
L S Zheng, E W Gu, X H Peng, L Zhang, Y Y Cao
Objective: To investigate the effect of goal-directed haemodynamic management based on stroke volume variation (SVV), cardiac index (CI) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) on the postoperative outcome in elderly patients with fragile cardiac function undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Methods: Ninety patients with fragile cardiac function, aged 65-90 years old, ASAⅡ or Ⅲ, NYHA Ⅱor Ⅲ, scheduled for abdominal surgery were enrolled in this study.The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: Experience anesthesia group (group E, n=45) and goal-directed hemodynamic management group (G group, n=45)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898433/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-nonagenarians
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Adam Penkalla, Joerg Kempfert, Axel Unbehaun, Semih Buz, Thorsten Drews, Miralem Pasic, Volkmar Falk
OBJECTIVE: In this report, we assess the outcome of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in nonagenarians at our institution during a 6-year period. METHODS: Between April 2008 and July 2014, 40 patients with a mean ± SD age of 91.8 ± 2.3 years (range, 90-98 years) underwent TAVI. Thirty-three patients (82.5%) received transapical TAVI, and seven patients (17.5%) received transfemoral TAVI. Baseline characteristics were as follows: mean ± SD EuroSCORE II, 23...
November 28, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898337/complications-and-1-year-benefit-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-over-75-years-of-age-insights-from-the-german-device-registry
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Julia Köbe, Dietrich Andresen, Sebastian Maier, Christoph Stellbrink, Thomas Kleemann, Bernd-Dieter Gonska, Sebastian Reif, Matthias Hochadel, Jochen Senges, Lars Eckardt
OBJECTIVE: Evidence on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in older patients is scarce and conflicting. Nevertheless, CRT in the elderly is of major practical relevance as heart failure prevalence increases with age. METHODS: The German Device Registry (DEVICE) is a nationwide, prospective registry with a longitudinal follow-up design investigating device implantations in 60 German centres. The present analysis of DEVICE focussed on perioperative complication rates and 1-year outcome of patients ≥75years (n=320) compared to younger patients (n=879) receiving a CRT device...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890861/computed-tomography-angiography-planning-identifies-the-target-vessel-for-optimum-infarct-location-and-improves-clinical-outcome-in-alcohol-septal-ablation-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#20
Robert Michael Cooper, Sukumaran Rajeswari Binukrishnan, Adeel Shahzad, Jonathan Hasleton, Ulrich Sigwart, Rodney Hilton Stables
AIMS: Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is an established treatment option in HOCM. ASA is ineffective in some: inaccurate infarct and inability to identify a vessel contribute. We aimed to improve accuracy of infarct using CT angiography guidance and provide a more predictable and satisfactory outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one successive patients with symptomatic LVOT obstruction refractory to medication underwent CT angiography planning to guide ASA. CT was performed using a dual source CT system...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
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