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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444926/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-and-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-suspected-angina-pectoris
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Philip D Adamson, Amanda Hunter, Debbie M Madsen, Anoop S V Shah, David A McAllister, Tania A Pawade, Michelle C Williams, Colin Berry, Nicholas A Boon, Marcus Flather, John Forbes, Scott McLean, Giles Roditi, Adam D Timmis, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, Hans Mickley, Nicholas L Mills, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: We determined whether high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I can improve the estimation of the pretest probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with suspected stable angina. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prespecified substudy of the SCOT-HEART trial (Scottish Computed Tomography of the Heart), plasma cardiac troponin was measured using a high-sensitivity single-molecule counting assay in 943 adults with suspected stable angina who had undergone coronary computed tomographic angiography...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406945/heart-failure-optimizing-recognition-and-management-in-outpatient-settings
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REVIEW
Brian E Neubauer, Jeffery T Gray, Brian A Hemann
Heart failure represents a growing chronic medical condition with major implications on patient morbidity, mortality, and cost to health care systems. In this article, the heart failure syndrome is reviewed from a perspective of diagnosis and management, with updated therapeutic options reflected in major guidelines published since this topic was last reviewed in Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice in 2013. An emphasis is placed on the use of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology's staging system as a framework to improve early identification and treatment of patients at risk of symptomatic heart failure...
March 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404975/the-emerging-role-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-hfpef
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REVIEW
Jessica Webb, Lauren Fovargue, Kristin Tøndel, Bradley Porter, Benjamin Sieniewicz, Justin Gould, Christopher Aldo Rinaldi, Tevfik Ismail, Amedeo Chiribiri, Gerald Carr-White
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To give an update on the emerging role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). This is important as the diagnosis of HFpEF remains challenging and cardiac imaging is pivotal in establishing the function of the heart and whether there is evidence of structural heart disease or diastolic dysfunction. Echocardiography is widely available, although the gold standard in quantifying heart function is cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging...
February 5, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400005/optimizing-patient-care-and-outcomes-through-the-congenital-heart-center-of-the-21st-century
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Jeffery B Anderson, Devyani Chowdhury, Jean A Connor, Curt J Daniels, Craig E Fleishman, Michael Gaies, Jeffrey Jacobs, John Kugler, Nicolas Madsen, Robert H Beekman, Stacey Lihn, Kay Stewart-Huey, Robert Vincent, Robert Campbell
Pediatric cardiovascular services are responding to the dynamic changes in the medical environment, including the business of medicine. The opportunity to advance our pediatric cardiology field through collaboration is now realized, permitting us to define meaningful quality metrics and establish national benchmarks through multicenter efforts. In March 2016, the American College of Cardiology hosted the first Adult Congenital/Pediatric Cardiology Section Congenital Heart Community Day. This was an open participation meeting for clinicians, administrators, patients/parents to propose metrics that optimize patient care and outcomes for a state-of-the-art congenital heart center of the 21st century...
February 5, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394453/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-adults-with-stable-angina
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REVIEW
Linda Long, Lindsey Anderson, Alice M Dewhirst, Jingzhou He, Charlene Bridges, Manish Gandhi, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: A previous Cochrane review has shown that exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can benefit myocardial infarction and post-revascularisation patients. However, the impact on stable angina remains unclear and guidance is inconsistent. Whilst recommended in the guidelines of American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology, in the UK the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states that there is "no evidence to suggest that CR is clinically or cost-effective for managing stable angina"...
February 2, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381937/case-of-a-cardiac-arrest-patient-who-survived-after-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-1-5-hours-of-resuscitation-a-case-report
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Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Joung Hun Byun, Sung Hwan Kim, Ki Nyun Kim, Jun Young Choi, In Seok Jang, Chung Eun Lee, Jun Ho Yang, Dong Hun Kang, Hyun Oh Park
RATIONALE: Per the American Heart Association guidelines, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be considered for in-hospital patients with easily reversible cardiac arrest. However, there are currently no consensus recommendations regarding resuscitation for prolonged cardiac arrest cases. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We encountered a 48-year-old man who survived a cardiac arrest that lasted approximately 1.5 hours. He visited a local hospital's emergency department complaining of chest pain and dyspnea that had started 3 days earlier...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367334/2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-guideline-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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REVIEW
William J Powers, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Teri Ackerson, Opeolu M Adeoye, Nicholas C Bambakidis, Kyra Becker, José Biller, Michael Brown, Bart M Demaerschalk, Brian Hoh, Edward C Jauch, Chelsea S Kidwell, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, Bruce Ovbiagele, Phillip A Scott, Kevin N Sheth, Andrew M Southerland, Deborah V Summers, David L Tirschwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of these guidelines is to provide an up-to-date comprehensive set of recommendations for clinicians caring for adult patients with acute arterial ischemic stroke in a single document. The intended audiences are prehospital care providers, physicians, allied health professionals, and hospital administrators. These guidelines supersede the 2013 guidelines and subsequent updates. METHODS: Members of the writing group were appointed by the American Heart Association Stroke Council's Scientific Statements Oversight Committee, representing various areas of medical expertise...
January 24, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362982/multi-modality-imaging-bird-s-eye-view-from-the-2017-american-heart-association-scientific-sessions
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Wael A AlJaroudi, Steven G Lloyd, Fadi G Hage
This review summarizes key imaging studies that were presented in the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017 related to the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and echocardiography. The aim of this bird's eye view is to inform readers about multiple studies reported at the meeting from these different imaging modalities. While such a review is most useful for those that did not attend the conference, we find that a general overview may also be useful to those that did since it is often difficult to get exposure to many abstracts at large meetings...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362979/guideline-from-japanese-society-of-echocardiography-2018-focused-update-incorporated-into-guidance-for-the-management-and-maintenance-of-echocardiography-equipment
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Masao Daimon, Makoto Akaishi, Toshihiko Asanuma, Shuji Hashimoto, Chisato Izumi, Shiro Iwanaga, Hiroya Kawai, Hiroyuki Toide, Akihiro Hayashida, Hirotsugu Yamada, Mitsushige Murata, Yutaka Hirano, Kengo Suzuki, Satoshi Nakatani
Echocardiography plays a pivotal role as an imaging modality in the modern cardiology practice. Information derived from echocardiography is definitely helpful for a patient care. The Japanese Society of Echocardiography has promoted echocardiography for a routine clinical and research use. One of the missions of the Society is to provide information that is useful for high-quality examinations. To ensure it, we believe equipment in good conditions and a comfortable environment are important for both a patient and an examiner...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357392/prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-synopsis-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-hypertension-guideline
#10
Robert M Carey, Paul K Whelton
Description: In November 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a clinical practice guideline for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure (BP) in adults. This article summarizes the major recommendations. Methods: In 2014, the ACC and the AHA appointed a multidisciplinary committee to update previous reports of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure...
January 23, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327393/pulmonary-hypertension-in-interstitial-lung-disease-limitations-of-echocardiography-compared-to-cardiac-catheterization
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Gregory J Keir, S John Wort, Maria Kokosi, Peter M George, Simon L F Walsh, Joseph Jacob, Laura Price, Simon Bax, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Toby M Maher, Peter MacDonald, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a major adverse prognostic determinant. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most widely used tool when screening for PH, although discordance between TTE and right heart catheter (RHC) measured pulmonary haemodynamics is increasingly recognized. We evaluated the predictive utility of the updated European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society (ESC/ERS) TTE screening recommendations against RHC testing in a large, well-characterized ILD cohort...
January 12, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315727/considerations-for-optimal-blood-pressure-goals-in-the-elderly-population-a-review-of-emergent-evidence
#12
Diana X Cao, Rebecca J C Tran
Recent hypertension clinical trials and national guideline updates have created a debate on the most appropriate treatment goals in elderly patients with hypertension. In 2014, recommendations by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) allowed a more lenient goal for patients 60 years and older compared with previous guidelines. Since then, several large clinical trials and meta-analyses have added more information regarding strict versus lenient treatment goals. Most recently, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force published their highly-anticipated hypertension guideline developed in conjunction with nine additional interdisciplinary organizations...
January 8, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301756/outcomes-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-newly-recommended-for-oral-anticoagulation-under-the-2014-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-heart-rhythm-society-guideline
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Matthew P Gray, Samir Saba, Yuting Zhang, Inmaculada Hernandez
BACKGROUND: In March 2014, the American Heart Association updated their guidelines for the management of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in atrial fibrillation, recommending OAC for all patients with CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc ≥2. Previously, only patients with CHADS 2 ≥2 were recommended for anticoagulation. This study compared effectiveness and safety outcomes of OAC among patients who would receive OAC using the 2014 guidelines but not the 2011 guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using claims data from a 5% sample of 2013-2014 Medicare beneficiaries, we identified patients with initially diagnosed atrial fibrillation between 2013 and 2014 and selected those who would receive OAC under the 2014 guidelines but not the 2011 guidelines (those with CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score ≥2 or CHADS 2 score <2)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287140/introduction-from-fetal-echocardiography-to-fetal-cardiology-a-journey-of-over-half-a-century
#14
Shuping Ge, Dev Maulik
In this Special Issue of the Journal, 8 review articles that represent the new developments and applications of fetal echocardiography and fetal cardiology for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of fetal cardiovascular disease are included. The goal was to provide an updated review of the evidence for the current and emerging use of fetal echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance, improved diagnosis of challenging congenital heart disease, new tools for evaluation of fetal systolic and diastolic function, better prognosis and risk stratification of newborns with congenital heart diseases, and new and promising therapies for fetuses with cardiovascular disease...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236147/-platelet-inhibition-in-elderly-patients
#15
A Schäfer, J Bauersachs
Single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) using predominantly acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is the baseline anti-thrombotic therapy in primary as well as secondary prevention of atherosclerotic disease. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the cornerstone of maintenance medication following elective percutaneous coronary interventions or acute coronary syndromes (ST elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris). In the past the duration of DAPT in particular has been frequently discussed...
December 13, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209824/the-2017-esc-eacts-guidelines-on-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-what-is-new-and-what-has-changed-compared-to-the-2012-guidelines
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REVIEW
Helmut Baumgartner
Numerous new data on the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease published since 2012 made an update of the practice guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology and European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery necessary. This was particularly the case for the use of catheter interventional treatment, indications for intervention in asymptomatic patients, medical treatment and organization of care. This review summarizes the most important changes in the recommendations.
December 5, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202608/impact-of-climate-and-air-pollution-on-acute-coronary-syndromes-an-update-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology-congress-2017
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Marta Kaluzna-Oleksy, Kristin Aunan, Shilpa Rao-Skirbekk, Tord Kjellstrom, Justin A Ezekowitz, Stefan Agewall, Dan Atar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188357/-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-esc-eacts-guidelines-2017
#18
REVIEW
M Haude
After 5 years the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have released an update on the guidelines for the management of valvular heart diseases. In recent years published results of randomized trials in patients with aortic valve stenosis have resulted in updated recommendations for catheter-based prosthesis implantation (TAVI), which is now extended to patients presenting without a low risk for conventional surgical valve replacement. In mitral or tricuspid valvular disease, the recommendations for catheter-based therapies are less strong because of a lack of supportive scientific data...
December 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173988/non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-a-short-review-of-a-controversial-entity
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REVIEW
Rebeca Lorca, José Rozado, María Martín
Non-compaction cardiomyopathy is a heterogeneous and complex entity concerning which there are still many doubts to be resolved. While the American Heart Association includes it among genetic cardiomyopathies, the European Society of Cardiology treats it as an unclassified cardiomyopathy. It may present in a sporadic or familial form, isolated or associated with other heart diseases, affecting only the left ventricle or both and can sometimes appear as a mixed phenotype in patients with other cardiomyopathies...
November 22, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170856/robot-assisted-flexible-ureteroscopy-an-update
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REVIEW
Jens Rassweiler, Marcel Fiedler, Nikos Charalampogiannis, Ahmet Sinan Kabakci, Remzi Saglam, Jan-Thorsten Klein
The role of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) in the management of nephrolithiasis has increased due to the improved armamentarium. However, FURS still represents a challenging technique limiting its diffusion. Similar to previous experiences in laparoscopy, recently developed robotic devices may significantly compensate for the ergonomic deficiencies of FURS. Based on a short description of the history of robotic devices for laparoscopy, this article summarizes all current developments of robotic FURS. In 2008, robotic FURS was first reported using the Sensei-Magellan system designed for interventional cardiology...
November 23, 2017: Urolithiasis
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