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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191682/aortic-root-thrombus-complicated-by-left-main-coronary-artery-occlusion-visualized-by-3d-echocardiography-in-a-patient-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Monique S Tanna, Alex Reyentovich, Leora B Balsam, John A Dodson, Alan F Vainrib, Ricardo J Benenstein, Barry P Rosenzweig, Muhamed Saric
Aortic root thrombus is an uncommon complication of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). We present the case of a 71-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent destination therapy HeartMate II LVAD placement. Eighteen months later, he presented with a cerebrovascular accident followed by myocardial infarction. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed an aortic root thrombus spanning the left and noncoronary cusps and obliterating the left main coronary artery. We discuss the incidence, risk factors, and management of aortic root thrombus in LVAD patients...
February 13, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182567/risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-patients-with-sarcoidosis-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-1976-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Cynthia S Crowson, Eric L Matteson
A higher incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been observed in several chronic inflammatory diseases. However, data on sarcoidosis are limited.In this study, 345 patients with incident sarcoidosis in Olmsted County (Minnesota, USA) during 1976-2013 were identified based on comprehensive medical record review. 345 sex- and age-matched comparators were also identified from the same underlying population. Medical records were individually reviewed for CVD, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cerebrovascular accident, transient ischaemic attack, peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm...
December 23, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151862/a-lower-baseline-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-high-mortality-and-newly-cerebrovascular-accidents-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
#3
Kai Dong, Xiaoqin Huang, Qian Zhang, Zhipeng Yu, Jianping Ding, Haiqing Song
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is gradually recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and cardio-/cerebrovascular disease. This study aimed to examine the association of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and clinical outcomes at 3 months after the onset of ischemic stroke in a hospitalized Chinese population.Totally, 972 patients with acute ischemic stroke were enrolled into this study. Modified of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equations were used to calculate eGFR and define CKD...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134030/recovery-from-spinal-cord-infarction-associated-with-cannabis-use
#4
Tamer Akel
CONTEXT: Cerebrovascular and cardiovascular accidents have been associated with illicit drug use. The most commonly used substance worldwide is cannabis. It has been related to acute ischemic cerebral stroke in multiple reports, with different mechanisms suggested. FINDINGS: This is a case of Acute Spinal Cord Ischemia Syndrome (ASCIS) in a 25-year-old male who presented 20 minutes after smoking cannabis. Although a direct causal relationship between cannabis and cerebrovascular accidents is difficult to establish, there might be an association...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126319/is-there-a-role-for-coronary-artery-calcification-scoring-in-primary-prevention-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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Kazuhiro Osawa, Rine Nakanishi, Matthew J Budoff
Cerebrovascular disease (CVA) is one of the most prevalent causes of death and disability in the United States, and its primary prevention is crucial. For the primary prevention of CVA, it is commonly recommended that all adults should initially undergo an office-based traditional risk assessment using established predictive models, such as the Framingham Stroke Profile Score or the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk calculator from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA)...
January 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109102/-long-term-outcomes-of-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-aged-over-75-years
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Yi Guo, Chong-Lei Ren, Chang-Qing Gao, Cang-Song Xiao, Hua-Jun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term outcomes of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) in patients aged over 75 years and analyze the risk factors affecting the outcomes of the procedure. METHODS: Clinical data were reviewed for 97 consecutive patients aged 75 years or above receiving OPCAB at our center between November, 2000 and November, 2013. The perioperative data including length of ICU stay, duration of mechanical ventilation, incidence of postoperative complications and mortality rate of the patients were analyzed...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100970/sickle-cell-disease-with-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-long-term-outcomes-in-5-children
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Glen J Iannucci, Olufolake A Adisa, Matthew E Oster, Michael McConnell, William T Mahle
Sickle cell disease is a risk factor for cerebrovascular accidents in the pediatric population. This risk is compounded by hypoxemia. Cyanotic congenital heart disease can expose patients to prolonged hypoxemia. To our knowledge, the long-term outcome of patients who have combined sickle cell and cyanotic congenital heart disease has not been reported. We retrospectively reviewed patient records at our institution and identified 5 patients (3 girls and 2 boys) who had both conditions. Their outcomes were uniformly poor: 4 died (age range, 12 mo-17 yr); 3 had documented cerebrovascular accidents; and 3 developed ventricular dysfunction...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098098/a-study-of-clinical-assessment-of-frailty-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-supported-by-cashless-government-scheme
#8
Manjusha Yadla, Jyothi Priyadarshini John, Mahesh Mummadi
This is a prospective cohort study to assess the prevalence of frailty in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD) under the government-funded scheme at our center and to assess the relationship between frailty and falls, hospitalizations, and mortality. This was done at our center which is completely supported by the government, which provides HD to all the patients under poverty line. Epidemiological data, anthropometric measurements, comorbidities assessment, frailty assessment using Fried criteria, subsequent hospitalizations, falls, and mortality were recorded in our prevalent dialysis population at our center between October 2014 and October 2015...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042404/in-hospital-and-one-year-clinical-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-oman-oman-pci-registry
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Prashanth Panduranga, Majdah Al-Rashidi, Fatma Al-Hajri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the in-hospital and one-year clinical outcome of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center, observational study looking at patients > 18 years old who underwent a PCI from 1 January to 31 December 2013. The primary end point was the occurrence of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), defined as death, any myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and target vessel revascularization (TVR) with either repeat PCI or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031679/elevated-factor-viii-levels-associated-with-acute-graft-occlusion-and-arterial-and-venous-thrombosis-after-off-pump-cabg
#10
Crystal A Kyaw, Pey-Jen Yu, Frank Manetta
Factor VIII is a common acute phase reactant and elevated levels confer an increased risk of thrombosis. Such thrombotic events have been documented in the literature, though to a limited extent. We present the case of a 54-year-old man presenting with a non-Q-wave myocardial infarction who was found to have triple vessel disease and subsequently underwent a 4-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Postoperatively, he was found to have multiple occluded vessels, deep vein thromboses, and a cerebrovascular accident (CVA)...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987505/-patient-related-independent-clinical-risk-factors-for-early-complications-following-interventional-pulmonology-procedures
#11
J J Huang, H Zhang, W Zhang, X Wang, Y H Gong, G F Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the early complication rate and identify patient-related independent clinical risk factors for early complications in patients following interventional pulmonology procedures. METHODS: In the period from December 2014 to December 2015, sufficient data of Peking University First Hospital Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Department for analysis were identified in 218 subjects. Interventional pulmonology procedures were performed in all the patients...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957254/outcomes-and-long-term-survival-of-coronary-artery-surgery-the-controversial-role-of-opium-as-risk-marker
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Mahdi Najafi, Leila Jahangiry, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi, Arash Jalali, Abbasali Karimi, Ali Bozorgi
AIM: To study survival in isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients and to evaluate the impact of preoperative chronic opium consumption on long-term outcome. METHODS: Cohort of 566 isolated CABG patients as Tehran Heart Center cardiac output measurement was conducted. Daily evaluation until discharge as well as 4- and 12-mo and 6.5-year follow-up information for survival status were fulfilled for all patients. Long-term 6.5-year overall and opium-stratified survival, adjusted survival curves based on opium consumption as well as possible predictors of all-cause mortality using multiple cox regression were determined by statistical analysis...
November 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882375/risk-factors-for-intracranial-haemorrhage-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-treated-with-thrombolytic-therapy-development-of-the-pe-ch-score
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Saurav Chatterjee, Ido Weinberg, Robert W Yeh, Anasua Chakraborty, Partha Sardar, Mitchell D Weinberg, Christopher Kabrhel, Geoffrey D Barnes, Debabrata Mukherjee, Dharam Kumbhani, Riyaz Bashir, Anjali Vaidya, Akaya Smith, Barry Fuchs, Peter Groeneveld, Jay Giri
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide, and the use of thrombolytic therapy has been associated with favourable clinical outcomes in certain patient subsets. These potential benefits are counterbalanced by the risk of bleeding complications, the most devastating of which is intracranial haemorrhage (ICH). We retrospectively evaluated 9703 patients from the 2003-2012 nationwide in-patient sample database (NIS) who received thrombolytics for PE. All patients with ICH during the PE hospitalisation were identified and a clinical risk score model was developed utilizing demographics and comorbidities...
November 24, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766733/variability-of-biomarkers-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-healthy-controls
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Wouter C Meijers, A Rogier van der Velde, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Janneke Dijck-Brouwer, Alan H Wu, Allan Jaffe, Rudolf A de Boer
AIMS: Biomarkers can be used for diagnosis, risk stratification, or management of patients with heart failure (HF). Knowledge about the biological variation is needed for proper interpretation of serial measurements. Therefore, we aimed to determine and compare the biological variation of a large panel of biomarkers in healthy subjects and in patients with chronic HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: The biological variability of established biomarkers [NT-proBNP and high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT)], novel biomarkers [galectin-3, suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2), and growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15)], and renal/neurohormonal biomarkers (aldosterone, phosphate, parathyroid hormone, plasma renin concentration, and creatinine) was determined in 28 healthy subjects and 83 HF patients, over a period of 4 months and 6 weeks, respectively...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755500/coagulation-profile-as-a-risk-factor-for-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-posterior-lumbar-fusion
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Rachel S Bronheim, Eric K Oermann, Samuel K Cho, John M Caridi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify associations between abnormal coagulation profile and postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The literature suggests that abnormal coagulation profile is associated with postoperative complications, notably the need for blood transfusion. However, there is little research that directly addresses the influence of coagulation profile on postoperative complications following PLF...
October 17, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731932/clinical-features-in-patients-of-cough-variant-asthma-with-normal-and-high-level-of-exhaled-fractional-nitric-oxide
#17
Wei Tang, Jun Zhou, Lili Miao, GuoCao Shi
OBJECTIVE: Cough variant asthma (CVA) is a subtype of asthma that is characterized by a chronic cough. The clinical characteristics and pulmonary function in patients with CVA who had normal and high exhaled fractional nitric oxide (FeNO) levels were compared. METHODS: The clinical history and pulmonary function data from 99 patients with newly diagnosed CVA were collected. RESULT: Newly diagnosed subjects with CVA were divided into a high FeNO group (FeNO value over or equal to 25 ppb, nā€‰=ā€‰52) and a normal FeNO group (FeNO lower than 25 ppb, nā€‰=ā€‰47)...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729055/gaps-in-awareness-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Janaka Weragoda, Manuj C Weerasinghe, Rohini Seneviratne, S M Wijeyaratne
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an emerging problem in Sri Lanka, particularly with the ageing population. A considerable number of patients are detected at a late stage with severe limb ischemia or chronic non-healing leg ulceration. Public awareness about PAD is important in developing preventive strategies. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted to assess awareness of PAD among adults aged 40-74 years in a district in Sri Lanka. In total, 2912 adults were selected for the study using a multistage probability proportionate to size sampling technique...
October 12, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721853/impact-of-cigarette-smoking-a-3-year-clinical-outcome-of-vasospastic-angina-patients
#19
Byoung Geol Choi, Seung-Woon Rha, Taeshik Park, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Min Suk Shim, Shaopeng Xu, Hu Li, Sang-Ho Park, Ji Young Park, Woong Gil Choi, Yun-Hyeong Cho, Sunki Lee, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Jin Won Kim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cigarette smoking is a risk significant factor in coronary artery disease (CAD) and vasospastic angina (VSA). However, it is largely unknown whether smoking adds to any long-term clinical risk in VSA patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 2797 patients without significant CAD underwent acetylcholine (Ach) provocation test between November 2004 and October 2010. Patients were divided into three groups, based on the presence of coronary artery spasm (CAS) and smoking habits (non-CAS group: n=1188, non-smoking CAS group: n=1214, smoking CAS group: n=395)...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720136/ima901-a-multipeptide-cancer-vaccine-plus-sunitinib-versus-sunitinib-alone-as-first-line-therapy-for-advanced-or-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-imprint-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Brian I Rini, Arnulf Stenzl, Romauld Zdrojowy, Mikhail Kogan, Mikhail Shkolnik, Stephane Oudard, Steffen Weikert, Sergio Bracarda, Simon J Crabb, Jens Bedke, Joerg Ludwig, Dominik Maurer, Regina Mendrzyk, Claudia Wagner, Andrea Mahr, Jens Fritsche, Toni Weinschenk, Steffen Walter, Alexandra Kirner, Harpreet Singh-Jasuja, Carsten Reinhardt, Tim Eisen
BACKGROUND: In a phase 2 study in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, overall survival was associated with T-cell responses against IMA901, a vaccine consisting of ten tumour-associated peptides. In this phase 3 trial, we aimed to determine the clinical effect of adding IMA901 to sunitinib, the standard first-line treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma with postulated favourable immunomodulatory effects. METHODS: The IMPRINT study is an open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial done at 124 clinical sites in 11 countries...
November 2016: Lancet Oncology
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