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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549463/factors-associated-with-length-of-stay-following-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-multicenter-study
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Yaron Arbel, Nevena Zivkovic, Dhruven Mehta, Sam Radhakrishnan, Stephen E Fremes, Effat Rezaei, Asim N Cheema, Sami Al-Nasser, Ariel Finkelstein, Harindra C Wijeysundera
BACKGROUND: Most patients undergoing Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR) are elderly with significant co-morbidities and there is limited information available regarding factors that influence length of stay (LOS) post-procedure. The aim of this study was to identify the patient, and procedural factors that affect post-TAVR LOS using a contemporary multinational registry. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study, with patients recruited from three high volume tertiary institutions...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545820/extracardiac-conduit-fontan-outcome-data-in-early-adulthood
#2
Dominica Zentner, Caitlin Cheshire, Leeanne Grigg
BACKGROUND: To describe the survival and health outcome status of young adults with an extracardiac Fontan procedure performed either as a primary or conversion (secondary) Fontan surgery. METHODS: The database of the Adult Congenital Heart disease service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital was interrogated to identify all adults who had undergone a primary extracardiac conduit Fontan (n=29) or a Fontan conversion with this procedure (n=8). We then determined vital status, age, original anatomy and functional status in early adulthood in both groups...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543624/areas-for-quality-improvements-in-heart-failure-care-quality-of-care-from-the-family-members-perspective
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Karin Hellström Ängerud, Kurt Boman, Margareta Brännström
BACKGROUND: The complex needs of people with chronic heart failure (HF) place great demands on their family members, and it is important to ask family members about their perspectives on the quality of HF care. OBJECTIVE: To describe family members' perceptions of quality of HF care in an outpatient setting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a short form of the Quality from Patients' Perspective (QPP) questionnaire for data collection...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539544/postoperative-outcome-of-high-risk-octogenarians-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-multicenter-observational-retrospective-study
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Michal Porizka, Jan Kunstyr, Tomas Vanek, Michal Nejedly, Jana Buckova, Jiri Mokrejs, Frantisek Mosna
PURPOSE: Cardiac surgery in octogenarians with severely deteriorated functional status is increasingly common, but outcome data are still limited. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative outcome, survival, and quality of life of low-, medium-, and high-risk octogenarians undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: In all, 285 Czech octogenarians who underwent any cardiac surgical procedure between January 2011 and December 2012 were included in the study. Five out of all twelve national adult cardiac surgical centers participated in the study, representing almost half of all octogenarians operated in our country in that period...
May 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537443/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-and-the-proform-of-the-eosinophil-major-basic-protein-prombp-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-in-heart-failure-patients
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Maja Dembic, Paula L Hedley, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Michael Christiansen
Risk stratification and patient management in heart failure (HF) is difficult due to the unpredictable progression of the disease, necessitating the development of reliable diagnostic biomarkers to facilitate decision-making in clinical practice. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a marker of arteriosclerotic heart disease. PAPP-A is a serum protease, which is involved in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis where it is inhibited by the proform of the eosinophil major basic protein (proMBP)...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533100/effects-of-remote-ischaemic-conditioning-on-heart-rate-variability-and-cardiac-function-in-patients-with-mild-ischaemic-heart-failure
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Long Chen, Qianxing Zhou, Hong Jin, Kongbo Zhu, Hong Zhi, Zhongpu Chen, Genshan Ma
BACKGROUND: Cardioprotective effects of remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) in the setting of ischaemic heart disease have been shown recently. But the effects of RIC on heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiac function in patients with stable ischaemic heart failure (IHF) are still unknown. METHODS: Fifty patients with stable IHF were enrolled and randomly divided into RIC group and control group. Remote ischaemic conditioning treatment was performed twice a day for six weeks...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524032/-preoperative-risk-factors-analysis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-crisis-during-perioperative-period-for-caesarean-section-of-woman-with-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Chunlei Zhang, Yaguang Liu, Enming Qing, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To analyze preoperative risk factors of perioperative pulmonary hypertension crisis (PHC) for pregnant woman with severe pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), and approach its clinical value. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The clinical data from 152 pregnant women with severe PAH underwent cesarean delivery admitted to Beijing Anzhen Hospital from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2016 was collected. The patients were divided into two groups according to with perioperative PHC or not...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523857/arrhythmia-burden-and-related-outcomes-in-eisenmenger-syndrome
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Shankar Baskar, Philippa Horne, Samantha Fitzsimmons, Philip R Khoury, Joseph Vettukattill, Koichiro Niwa, Teiji Agaki, Mark Spence, Hisanori Sakazaki, Gruschen Veldtman
BACKGROUND: Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome have a shorter lifespan than the general population. A significant proportion develop arrhythmia and some, sudden death. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to characterize the frequency, type and effects of arrhythmias in adult patients with Eisenmenger's syndrome and to identify risk factors for arrhythmias. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients aged ≥ 18 years of age with Eisenmenger's syndrome from three institutions...
May 19, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523165/plasma-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) has recently emerged as a risk predictor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the significance of increased plasma MMP9 in patients with perioperative myocardial injury. We aimed to investigate the role of MMP9 in the occurrence of myocardial injury during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) were recruited in this prospective, observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523032/serum-uric-acid-level-in-the-severity-of-congestive-heart-failure-chf
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Adnan Khan, Mohammad Hassan Shah, Sarbiland Khan, Umama Shamim, Sanan Arshad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: It has been observed that in a clinical condition like hypoxemia there is an increase in the serum Uric acid level. The objective of our study was to find out the relationship between serum uric acid levels in the severity of Heart failure. METHODS: We analyze 285 patients with a diagnosis of Congestive heart failure admitted in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar from March 1(st) to August 2016. Age group of patients was 17- 67 years. New York Health Association (NYHA) scoring were used to access the severity of Congestive Heart Failure...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522783/splenic-abcesses-as-infectious-complication-following-127-implantation-of-left-ventricular-asssist-device-case-report
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Sławomir Gajda, Anna M Szczepanik, Grzegorz Religa, Andrzej Misiak, Andrzej B Szczepanik
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is one of the modern management therapies in patients with advanced heart failure, and it serves as a bridge to heart transplantation or even as destination therapy. However, it is burdened with a high risk of thromboembolic, hemorrhagic, and infectious complications despite prophylactic management. Splenic abscesses, as septic complications following implantation of mechanical ventricular support, have not yet been described in the literature. We report of a patient with severe left ventricular insufficiency (NYHA II/III), pulmonary hypertension, and arrhythmia who underwent implantation of the Heart Ware® pump for left ventricular support with simultaneous tricuspidvalvoplasty, as a bridge therapy to heart transplantation...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518213/relationship-between-toll-like-receptor-2-r753q-and-t16934a-polymorphisms-and-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage
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Maciej Żukowski, Olga Taryma-Leśniak, Mariusz Kaczmarczyk, Katarzyna Kotfis, Łukasz Szydłowski, Andrzej Ciechanowicz, Mirosław Brykczyński, Agnieszka Żukowska
BACKGROUND: The association among specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TLR2 R753Q (rs5743708) and T16934A (rs4696480) and the nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was studied in adults before CABG. METHODS: The TLR2 polymorphisms were genotyped in 299 consecutive patients prepared for a CABG operation. Genotyping was performed using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of PCR-amplified fragments. Two nasal swab cultures were taken within 2 weeks before the operation...
May 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517367/rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-trial-to-assess-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-multipoint-pacing-mpp-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-mpp-trial
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Gery Tomassoni, James Baker, Raffaele Corbisiero, Charles Love, David Martin, Robert Sheppard, Seth J Worley, Kwangdeok Lee, Imran Niazi
BACKGROUND: Although the majority of Class III congestive heart failure (HF) patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) show a clinical benefit, up to 40% of patients do not respond to CRT. This paper reports the design of the MultiPoint Pacing (MPP) trial, a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CRT using MPP compared to standard biventricular (Bi-V) pacing. METHODS: A maximum of 506 patients with a standard CRT-D indication will be enrolled at up to 50 US centers...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516519/exercise-training-in-diastolic-heart-failure-ex-dhf-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-prospective-randomized-controlled-parallel-group-trial
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Frank Edelmann, Anna Bobenko, Götz Gelbrich, Gerd Hasenfuss, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, André Duvinage, Silja Schwarz, Meinhard Mende, Christiane Prettin, Tobias Trippel, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Daniel Morris, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Kathleen Nolte, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Rolf Wachter, Martin Halle, Burkert Pieske
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a common disease with high incidence and increasing prevalence. Patients suffer from functional limitation, poor health-related quality of life, and reduced prognosis. A pilot study in a smaller group of HFpEF patients showed that structured, supervised exercise training (ET) improves maximal exercise capacity, diastolic function, and physical quality of life. However, the long-term effects of ET on patient-related outcomes remain unclear in HFpEF. The primary objective of the Exercise training in Diastolic Heart Failure (Ex-DHF) trial is to investigate whether a 12 month supervised ET can improve a clinically meaningful composite outcome score in HFpEF patients...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513209/caregiver-determinants-of-patient-clinical-event-risk-in-heart-failure
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Julie T Bidwell, Ercole Vellone, Karen S Lyons, Fabio D'Agostino, Barbara Riegel, Marco Paturzo, Shirin O Hiatt, Rosaria Alvaro, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Preventing hospitalization and improving event-free survival are primary goals of heart failure (HF) treatment according to current European Society of Cardiology guidelines; however, substantial uncertainty remains in our ability to predict risk and improve outcomes. Although caregivers often assist patients to manage their HF, little is known about their influence on clinical outcomes. AIMS: To quantify the influence of patient and caregiver characteristics on patient clinical event risk in HF...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512112/outcome-of-alcohol-septal-ablation-in-mildly-symptomatic-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-a-long-term-follow-up-study-based-on-the-euro-alcohol-septal-ablation-registry
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Josef Veselka, Lothar Faber, Max Liebregts, Robert Cooper, Jaroslav Januska, Jan Krejci, Thomas Bartel, Maciej Dabrowski, Peter Riis Hansen, Vibeke Marie Almaas, Hubert Seggewiss, Dieter Horstkotte, Radka Adlova, Henning Bundgaard, Jurriën Ten Berg, Rodney Hilton Stables, Morten Kvistholm Jensen
BACKGROUND: The long-term efficacy and safety of alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in patients with highly symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy has been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of mildly symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy treated with ASA. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively evaluated consecutive patients enrolled in the Euro-ASA registry (1427 patients) and identified 161 patients (53±13 years; 27% women) who were mildly symptomatic (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class II) pre-ASA...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507833/does-hemodynamic-guided-heart-failure-management-reduce-hospitalization-a-systematic-review
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Abdul M Minhas, Saba Ahmed, Muhammad S Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Muhammad N Anwar, Jonathan Constantin
Heart failure (HF) is a pressing health concern as the expense of hospitalization financially burdens the health care system. Hemodynamic monitoring has the potential to detect increases in intracardiac filling pressures weeks before clinical deterioration; hence, preliminary findings of volume overload with the use of these devices may prevent the progression of disease and lead to a reduction in HF-associated hospitalizations. We extensively searched PubMed, Ovid SP, Embase, and Cochrane databases to identify all the possible studies that assess the effect of hemodynamic monitoring on hospitalizations in HF patients...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506938/dynamic-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-a-new-concept-to-treat-functional-mitral-regurgitation-using-an-adjustable-spacer
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Miriam Silaschi, Niki Nicou, Mehdi Eskandari, Omar Aldalati, Christopher Seguin, Thomas Piemonte, Theresa McDonagh, Rafal Dworakowski, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy, Mark Monaghan, Olaf Wendler
We report about the first-in-man implantation of the Mitra-SpacerTM (Cardiosolutions Inc., West Bridgewater, MA/USA). It was implanted transapically. FMR was reduced to moderate degree. At two-months, while in NYHA II, LVEF had improved, but FMR increased and 2mL was added, reducing FMR to mild degree. Despite anticoagulation, thrombi developed around the device and the valve was replaced at eight-months. The Mitra-SpacerTM successfully bridged this patient to surgery after LVEF had recovered.
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499034/functional-disability-and-its-predictors-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-from-the-desscipher-project-within-the-eustar-group
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Veronika K Jaeger, Oliver Distler, Britta Maurer, Laszlo Czirják, Veronika Lóránd, Gabriele Valentini, Serena Vettori, Francesco Del Galdo, Giuseppina Abignano, Christopher Denton, Svetlana Nihtyanova, Yannick Allanore, Jerome Avouac, Gabriele Riemekasten, Elise Siegert, Dörte Huscher, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Serena Guiducci, Marc Frerix, Ingo H Tarner, Beata Garay Toth, Beat Fankhauser, Jörg Umbricht, Anastasia Zakharova, Carina Mihai, Franco Cozzi, Sule Yavuz, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Simona Rednic, Alessandra Vacca, Tim Schmeiser, Valeria Riccieri, Paloma García de la Peña Lefebvre, Armando Gabrielli, Brigitte Krummel-Lorenz, Duska Martinovic, Codrina Ancuta, Vanessa Smith, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Ulrich A Walker
Objectives.: The multisystem manifestations of SSc can greatly impact patients' quality of life. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with disability in SSc. Methods.: SSc patients from the prospective DeSScipher cohort who had completed the scleroderma health assessment questionnaire (SHAQ), a disability score that combines the health assessment questionnaire and five visual analogue scales, were included in this analysis. The effect of factors possibly associated with disability was analysed with multiple linear regressions...
May 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494976/prognostic-implications-of-moderate-aortic%C3%A2-stenosis-in-patients-with-left%C3%A2-ventricular-systolic%C3%A2-dysfunction
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Lennart van Gils, Marie-Annick Clavel, E Mara Vollema, Rebecca T Hahn, Ernest Spitzer, Victoria Delgado, Tamim Nazif, Peter P De Jaegere, Marcel L Geleijnse, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Jeroen J Bax, Martin B Leon, Philippe Pibarot, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and moderate aortic stenosis (AS) are more frequent with advancing age and often coexist. Afterload reduction is the mainstay of pharmacological treatment of heart failure (HF). Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is only formally indicated for symptomatic severe AS. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the clinical outcome of patients with concomitant moderate AS and LV systolic dysfunction. METHODS: Echocardiographic and clinical data of patients with moderate AS and LV systolic dysfunction between 2010 and 2015 from 4 large academic institutions were retrospectively analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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