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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035431/prognostic-application-of-thoracic-aortic-calcium-scoring-for-adverse-clinical-outcome-risk-in-elderly-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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In Jeong Cho, Hyuk Jae Chang, Sang Eun Lee, Chi Young Shim, Geu Ru Hong, Namsik Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. Heavy aortic calcification exacerbates arterial stiffness, which consequently heightens left ventricular (LV) afterload. We assessed the usefulness of aortic calcification for predicting adverse cardiovascular outcomes and to determine whether the relationship, if any, differed as a function of LVH. METHODS: The analytic sample was comprised of a total of 487 individuals 65 years of age or older...
September 18, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033989/effectiveness-of-back-massage-on-sleep-pattern-among-patients-with-congestive-cardiac-failure
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Amol Sable, Thangaraj Sivabalan, Akshaya Narayan Shetti
BACKGROUND: Sleep plays an important role in congestive cardiac failure (CCF). Back massage reduces anxiety, discomfort, and physical suffering in CCF patients. Study objective is to assess sleep pattern in CCF patients before and after back massage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was conducted in Pravara Rural hospital, Loni, India over 4 months in 2016. Thirty CCF patients were included in the study with purposive sampling. Nurse investigator performed 20-min back massage thrice daily, 5 min for each step from the day of admission till discharge...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033578/right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-hypertensive-heart-failure
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O A Oketona, M O Balogun, A O Akintomide, O E Ajayi, R A Adebayo, T O Mene-Afejuku, O T Oketona, O J Bamikole
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of cardiovascular admissions and hypertensive heart failure (HHF) is the most common cause of HF admissions in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria inclusive. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is being increasingly recognized in HF and found to be an independent predictor of adverse outcomes in HF. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of RV systolic dysfunction in HHF by several echocardiographic parameters. METHODOLOGY: One hundred subjects with HHF were recruited consecutively into the study along with 50 age and sex-matched controls...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031756/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-pregnancy-is-associated-with-adverse-maternal-outcomes-a-national-cohort
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Ghada Bourjeily, Valery A Danilack, Margaret H Bublitz, Heather Lipkind, Janet Muri, Donna Caldwell, Iris Tong, Karen Rosene-Montella
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy and the obesity epidemic impacting women of reproductive age appear to predispose women to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnancy. The aim of this study is to examine the association between OSA and adverse maternal outcomes in a national cohort. METHODS: The National Perinatal Information Center in the US was used to identify women with a delivery discharge diagnosis of OSA from 2010 to 2014. We used the International Classification of Diseases, ninth Revision to classify OSA diagnosis and maternal outcomes...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030806/palliative-care-in-the-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Susan E Lowey
Globally, there are 18-million individuals living with heart failure, a disease that is responsible for 12-15 million office visits and 6.5 million inpatient hospitalizations each year. As HF becomes advanced or end-stage, patients often live in a cycle of frequent transitions between care settings, and with unmet needs, including distress from inadequately managed symptoms. Prognostication in patients with heart failure can be challenging due to the unpredictable exacerbating-remitting illness trajectory that is associated with this progressive disease...
October 14, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029965/contemporary-epidemiology-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-in-china-results-from-the-china-heart-failure-china-hf-registry
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Yuhui Zhang, Jian Zhang, Javed Butler, Xiaomin Yang, Peiyi Xie, Dongshuang Guo, Tiemin Wei, Jing Yu, Zhenli Wu, Yingchun Gao, Xiumin Han, Xuelian Zhang, Susheng Wen, Stefan D Anker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Gregg C Fonarow, Tianyi Gan, Rongcheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Contemporary data on the epidemiology of heart failure (HF) in China are scarce. The China HF Registry was designed to investigate clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients hospitalized for HF in China. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: Data were collected prospectively on 13687 patients with a primary discharge diagnosis of HF who were enrolled from 132 participating hospitals between January 2012 to September 2015. Data from the China HF registry was compared with previously published literature...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027324/circulating-microrna-132-levels-improve-risk-prediction-for-heart-failure-hospitalization-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Serge Masson, Sandor Batkai, Julia Beermann, Christian Bär, Angelika Pfanne, Sabrina Thum, Michela Magnoli, Giovanna Balconi, Gian Luigi Nicolosi, Luigi Tavazzi, Roberto Latini, Thomas Thum
AIMS: Non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) are critically involved in cardiovascular pathophysiology. Since they are measurable in most body fluids, they have been proposed as circulating biomarkers. We examined the prognostic value of a specific candidate miRNA in a large cohort of patients with chronic heart failure (HF) enrolled in a multicentre clinical trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma levels of miR-132 were measured using miRNA-specific PCR-based technologies at randomization in 953 patients with chronic, symptomatic HF from the GISSI-Heart Failure trial...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025765/long-term-potassium-monitoring-and-dynamics-in-heart-failure-and-risk-of-mortality
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Julio Núñez, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Faiez Zannad, Patrick Rossignol, Eduardo Núñez, Vicent Bodí, Gema Miñana, Enrique Santas, Francisco J Chorro, Anna Mollar, Arturo Carratalá, Jorge Navarro, Jose Luis Gorriz, Josep Lupón, Oliver Husser, Marco Metra, Juan Sanchis
Background -The prognostic value of long-term potassium monitoring and dynamics in heart failure (HF) has not been characterized completely. We sought to determine the association between serum potassium values collected at follow-up with all-cause mortality in a prospective and consecutive cohort of patients discharged from a previous acute HF admission. Methods -Serum potassium was measured at every physician-patient encounter, including hospital admissions and ambulatory settings. The multivariable-adjusted association of serum potassium with mortality was assessed using comprehensive state-of-the-art regression methods that can accommodate time-dependent exposure modeling...
October 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024474/heart-failure-following-blood-cancer-therapy-in-pediatric-and-adult-populations
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Julie Franzon, Narelle M Berry, Shahid Ullah, Vincent L Versace, Alexandra L McCarthy, John Atherton, David Roder, Bogda Koczwara, Douglas Coghlan, Robyn A Clark
AIM: The link between chemotherapy treatment and cardiotoxicity is well established, particularly for adults with blood cancers. However, it is less clear for children. This analysis aimed to compare the trajectory and mortality of children and adults who received chemotherapy for blood cancers and were subsequently hospitalized for heart failure. METHODS: Linked data from the Queensland Cancer Registry, Death Registry and Hospital Administration records for initial chemotherapy and later heart failure were reviewed (1996-2009)...
October 12, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024319/prognostic-significance-of-glasgow-prognostic-score-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Hye S Kang, Kang W Cho, Soon S Kwon, Yong H Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) reflects the host systemic inflammatory response and is a validated independent prognostic factor in lung cancer. We investigated GPS as a potential predictive factor of clinical outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients with acute exacerbation (AE). METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed between January 2006 and March 2016 in Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea...
October 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018020/relation-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-with-microvascular-injury-and-clinical-outcome-in-revascularized-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Martin Reindl, Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Markus Theurl, Daniel Basic, Christopher Eigler, Magdalena Holzknecht, Johannes Mair, Agnes Mayr, Gert Klug, Bernhard Metzler
BACKGROUND: Microvascular injury (MVI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a major determinant of adverse clinical outcome. Experimental data indicate an impact of hypercholesterolemia on MVI; however, there is a lack of clinical studies confirming this relation. We aimed to investigate the association of cholesterol concentrations on admission with MVI visualized by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcome in STEMI patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016832/contemporary-stroke-prevention-strategies-in-11%C3%A2-096-european-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-report-from-the-eurobservational-research-programme-on-atrial-fibrillation-eorp-af-long-term-general-registry
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Giuseppe Boriani, Marco Proietti, Cécile Laroche, Laurent Fauchier, Francisco Marin, Michael Nabauer, Tatjana Potpara, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Zbigniew Kalarus, Igor Diemberger, Luigi Tavazzi, Aldo P Maggioni, Gregory Y H Lip
Aims: Contemporary data regarding atrial fibrillation (AF) management and current use of oral anticoagulants (OACs) for stroke prevention are needed. Methods and results: The EURObservational Research Programme on AF (EORP-AF) Long-Term General Registry analysed consecutive AF patients presenting to cardiologists in 250 centres from 27 European countries. From 2013 to 2016, 11 096 patients were enrolled (40.7% female; mean age 69 ± 11 years). At discharge, OACs were used in 9379 patients (84...
September 14, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016817/association-between-socioeconomic-factors-and-icd-implantation-in-a-publicly-financed-health-care-system-a-danish-nationwide-study
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Matilde Winther-Jensen, Christian Hassager, Jens Flensted Lassen, Lars Køber, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Steen Møller Hansen, Freddy Lippert, Erika Frischknecht Christensen, Kristian Kragholm, Jesper Kjaergaard
Aims: For patients surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with a shockable rhythm, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is recommended for non-reversible causes of arrest. We aimed to determine factors associated with implantation of ICD and survival in patients surviving non-AMI OHCA in a nationwide register covering all OHCAs in Denmark. Methods and results: We identified 36 950 OHCAs between 2001 and 2012, 1700 of whom were ICD naïve, ≥18 years, of non-AMI cardiac aetiology and surviving until discharge...
August 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016441/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-infectious-spondylodiscitis-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Yueh-An Lu, Wei-Chiao Sun, George Kuo, Chao-Yu Chen, Huang-Kai Kao, YuJr Lin, Chia-Hui Lee, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian, Yu-Shien Ko, Hsiang-Hao Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized for infectious spondylodiscitis over a 13 year period. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the epidemiology and prognostic factors of infectious spondylodiscitis in hemodialysis (HD) patients and to identify the impact of HD on infectious spondylodiscitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Only a few case studies of infectious spondylodiscitis in HD patients can be found in the literature...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993841/extent-of-jugular-venous-distension-and-lower-extremity-edema-are-the-best-tools-from-history-and-physical-examination-to-identify-heart-failure-exacerbation
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H R Omar, M Guglin
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to identify the best tools from history and physical examination that predict severity of heart failure (HF) exacerbation among patients with an ejection fraction (EF) ≤ 30%. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the ESCAPE trial were divided into tertiles according to the combined value of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) and right atrial pressure (RAP) which we used as a marker of volume loading of both pulmonary and systemic compartments...
October 9, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986516/mortality-readmission-and-length-of-stay-have-different-relationships-using-hospital-level-versus-patient-level-data-an-example-of-the-ecological-fallacy-affecting-hospital-performance-indicators
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Stefanie N Hofstede, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Dionne S Kringos, Ewout Steyerberg, Perla J Marang-van de Mheen
BACKGROUND: Ecological fallacy refers to an erroneous inference about individuals on the basis of findings for the group to which those individuals belong. Suppose analysis of a large database shows that hospitals with a high proportion of long length of stay (LOS) patients also have higher than average in-hospital mortality. This may prompt efforts to reduce mortality among patients with long LOS. But patients with long LOS may not be the ones at higher risk of death. It may be that hospitals with higher mortality (regardless of LOS) also have more long LOS patients-either because of quality problems on both counts or because of unaccounted differences in case mix...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986059/the-day-of-the-week-and-acute-heart-failure-admissions-relationship-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-30-day-readmission-rate-and-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Vincent M Figueredo, Matthew W Martinez, Larry Jacobs
BACKGROUND: In-hospital care may be constrained during the weekend due to lesser resources. Impact on outcomes of weekend versus weekday care in congestive heart failure (HF) needs further study. METHODS: Admissions with a primary diagnosis of HF using ICD-9CM codes were studied. 22,287 HF-admissions from Einstein Medical Center (2003-2013) and 2,248,482 HF-admissions from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were analyzed separately. Primary outcomes were 30-day HF-readmission and in-hospital mortality...
September 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982823/association-between-in-hospital-guideline-adherence-and-postdischarge-major-adverse-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-vietnam-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Thang Nguyen, Khanh K Le, Hoang T K Cao, Dao T T Tran, Linh M Ho, Trang N D Thai, Hoa T K Pham, Phong T Pham, Thao H Nguyen, Eelko Hak, Tam T Pham, Katja Taxis
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the association between physician adherence to prescribing guideline-recommended medications during hospitalisation and 6-month major adverse outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome in Vietnam. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The study was carried out in two public hospitals in Vietnam between January and October 2015. Patients were followed for 6 months after discharge. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who survived during hospitalisation with a discharge diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and who were eligible for receiving at least one of the four guideline-recommended medications...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982720/routes-to-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-observational-study-using-linked-data-in-england
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Alex Bottle, Dani Kim, Paul Aylin, Martin R Cowie, Azeem Majeed, Benedict Hayhoe
OBJECTIVE: Timely diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF) is critical, but identification of patients with suspected HF can be challenging, especially in primary care. We describe the journey of people with HF in primary care from presentation through to diagnosis and initial management. METHODS: We used the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (primary care consultations linked to hospital admissions data and national death registrations for patients registered with participating primary care practices in England) to describe investigation and referral pathways followed by patients from first presentation with relevant symptoms to HF diagnosis, particularly alignment with recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline for HF diagnosis...
October 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982499/heart-rate-and-outcomes-in-hospitalized%C3%A2-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection%C3%A2-fraction
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Phillip H Lam, Daniel J Dooley, Prakash Deedwania, Steven N Singh, Deepak L Bhatt, Charity J Morgan, Javed Butler, Selma F Mohammed, Wen-Chih Wu, Gurusher Panjrath, Michael R Zile, Michel White, Cherinne Arundel, Thomas E Love, Marc R Blackman, Richard M Allman, Wilbert S Aronow, Stefan D Anker, Gregg C Fonarow, Ali Ahmed
BACKGROUND: A lower heart rate is associated with better outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF). Less is known about this association in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to examine associations of discharge heart rate with outcomes in hospitalized patients with HFpEF. METHODS: Of the 8,873 hospitalized patients with HFpEF (EF ≥50%) in the Medicare-linked OPTIMIZE-HF (Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure) registry, 6,286 had a stable heart rate, defined as ≤20 beats/min variation between admission and discharge...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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