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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226815/integrative-assessment-of-congestion-in%C3%A2-heart-failure-throughout-the-patient%C3%A2-journey
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Nicolas Girerd, Marie-France Seronde, Stefano Coiro, Tahar Chouihed, Pascal Bilbault, François Braun, David Kenizou, Bruno Maillier, Pierre Nazeyrollas, Gérard Roul, Ludivine Fillieux, William T Abraham, James Januzzi, Laurent Sebbag, Faiez Zannad, Alexandre Mebazaa, Patrick Rossignol
Congestion is one of the main predictors of poor patient outcome in patients with heart failure. However, congestion is difficult to assess, especially when symptoms are mild. Although numerous clinical scores, imaging tools, and biological tests are available to assist physicians in ascertaining and quantifying congestion, not all are appropriate for use in all stages of patient management. In recent years, multidisciplinary management in the community has become increasingly important to prevent heart failure hospitalizations...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223430/rational-and-design-of-a-randomized-double-blind-multicenter-trial-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-tolerability-of-furosemide-withdrawal-in-stable-chronic-outpatients-with-heart-failure-the-rebic-1-trial
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Priscila Raupp da Rosa, Luis E Rohde, Madeni Doebber, Antonio L P Ribeiro, Deborah P Prado, Eduardo G Bertoldi, Jose A Figueiredo Neto, Ilmar Kohler, Luis Beck-da-Silva, Luiz C Danzmann, Lidia Zytynski Moura, Marciane Rover, Marcus V Simões, Roberto T Sant'Anna, Andréia Biolo
AIMS: Furosemide is commonly prescribed for symptom relief in heart failure (HF) patients. Although few data support the continuous use of loop diuretics in apparently euvolemic HF patients with mild symptoms, there is concern about safety of diuretic withdrawal in these patients. The ReBIC-1 trial was designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of withdrawing furosemide in stable, euvolemic, chronic HF outpatients. This multicenter initiative is part of the Brazilian Research Network in Heart Failure (ReBIC) created to develop clinical studies in HF and composed predominantly by university tertiary care hospitals...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222122/increased-aortic-diameters-on-multidetector-computed-tomographic-scan-are-independent-predictors-of-incident-adverse-cardiovascular-events-the-framingham-heart-study
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Saadia Qazi, Joseph M Massaro, Michael L Chuang, Ralph B D'Agostino, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: Adverse aortic remodeling, such as dilation, is associated with multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. We sought to determine whether measures of enlarged aortic diameters improve prediction of incident adverse CVD events above standard CVD risk factors in a community-dwelling cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants from the Framingham Offspring and Third Generation Cohorts (n=3318; aged 48.9±10.3 years), who underwent noncontrast thoracic and abdominal multidetector computed tomography during 2002 to 2005, had complete risk factor profiles, and were free of clinical CVD, were included in this study...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221691/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-heart-failure-related-emergency-department-visits-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-study
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Erika J Mejia, Matthew J O'Connor, Kimberly Y Lin, Lihai Song, Heather Griffis, Christopher E Mascio, Pirouz Shamszad, Aaron Donoghue, Chitra Ravishankar, Robert E Shaddy, Joseph W Rossano
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of heart failure-related emergency department (ED) visits in pediatric patients. We aimed to test the hypothesis that these visits are associated with higher admission rates, mortality, and resource utilization. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2010 of patients ≤18 years of age was performed to describe ED visits with and without heart failure...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221659/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis
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M Angelyn Bethel, Rishi A Patel, Peter Merrill, Yuliya Lokhnygina, John B Buse, Robert J Mentz, Neha J Pagidipati, Juliana C Chan, Stephanie M Gustavson, Nayyar Iqbal, Aldo P Maggioni, Peter Öhman, Neil R Poulter, Ambady Ramachandran, Bernard Zinman, Adrian F Hernandez, Rury R Holman
BACKGROUND: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are effective glucose-lowering drugs. Findings from cardiovascular outcome trials showed cardiovascular safety of GLP-1 receptor agonists, but results for cardiovascular efficacy were varied. We aimed to examine overall cardiovascular efficacy for lixisenatide, liraglutide, semaglutide, and extended-release exenatide. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we analysed data from eligible trials that assessed the safety and efficacy of GLP-1 receptor agonists compared with placebo in adult patients (aged 18 years or older) with type 2 diabetes and had a primary outcome including, but not limited to, cardiovascular mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction, and non-fatal stroke...
December 5, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212959/geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-at-risk-for-heart-failure
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Masatoshi Minamisawa, Takashi Miura, Hirohiko Motoki, Yasushi Ueki, Hitoshi Nishimura, Kunihiko Shimizu, Wataru Shoin, Mikiko Harada, Tomoaki Mochidome, Keisuke Senda, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Naoto Hashizume, Naoyuki Abe, Tatsuya Saigusa, Soichiro Ebisawa, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: The geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple and objective nutritional assessment tool for elderly patients. Lower GNRI values are associated with a worse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). However, few data are available regarding the prognostic effect of the GNRI value for risk stratification in patients at risk for HF.Methods and Results:We retrospectively investigated 1,823 consecutive patients at risk for HF (Stage A/B) enrolled in the IMPACT-ABI Study...
December 6, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210773/do-psychosocial-factors-have-any-impact-on-outcomes-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Scott Lundgren, Brian D Lowes, Ronald Zolty, Adam Burdorf, Eugenia Raichlin, John Y Um, Cecilia Poon
Psychosocial factors have been show to impact survival and outcomes in a number of different diseases, including heart failure and patients receiving heart transplantation. With the increasing utilization of these devices, it is important to identify risk factors that could impact post-left ventricular assist device (LVAD) outcomes. This study was a single center, retrospective analysis of 238 patients who underwent implantation of a LVAD between July 27, 2004, and July 21, 2016, at The University of Nebraska Medical Center...
November 27, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208860/high-wall-motion-score-index-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-is-associated-with-worse-in-hospital-outcome
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H Pandit, M N Islam, M A Bari, P Pandit, M S Bari, A S Bhuiyan, R K Talukder, M A Rouf, M S Islam, S S Shakil, M S Islam, H Akhter
Myocardial Infarction is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. The incidence of coronary heart disease is high and second most cause of death after cancer. This prospective study conducted on 100 patients admitted with first attack of acute myocardial infarction in the department of Cardiology in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from July 2012 to June 2013 who were observed 3 to 8 days of hospital stay without doing further echocardiography and evaluated the relationship between echocardiographic wall motion score index (WMSI) assessed within 24 hours of admission and in-hospital outcomes...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207933/prognostic-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-of-patients-hospitalized-for-acutely-decompensated-heart-failure
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Štefica Dvornik, Teodora Zaninović Jurjević, Nikolina Jurjević, Amalija Lekić, Luka Zaputović
Objectives Despite improved treatment during last 20 years, prognosis for patients hospitalized for acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is poor and mortality rates reported for these patients are high. Laboratory results can assist clinicians in evaluation and triaging of patients on hospital admission, and are important for the medical decision-making and prognosis assessments. Recently, new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic HF patients were published introducing a new group of patients with mid-range left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
December 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204949/-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-in-germany-situational-analysis-of-treatment-reality-based-on-retrospective-data
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Ulrike Mergenthaler, Karel Kostev, Sven Moosmang, Inga-Marion Thate-Waschke, Sylvia Haas
BACKGROUND: Guideline-based, risk-adjusted therapy with anticoagulants reduce thromboembolic stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHOD: This study analyzed use of oral anticoagulation in German AF-patients. Access to anonymized patient records was made via IMS Health Disease Analyzer database (sample size: 113,619 patients with ICD-10 Code I48.-; observation period: 11/2010-10/2013). Results were subsequently extrapolated to all general practitioners' (GPs) and cardiological practices in Germany...
December 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204682/pharmacist-led-intervention-in-the-multidisciplinary-team-approach-optimizes-heart-failure-medication
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Masanori Suzuki, Yuya Matsue, Sayaka Izumi, Ayako Kimura, Tomoaki Hashimoto, Kentaro Otomo, Hiroshi Saito, Makoto Suzuki, Yasuhisa Kato, Ryohkan Funakoshi
We evaluated the impact of pharmacist-led heart failure (HF) drug recommendations during hospitalization for hospitalized patients with HF. Hospitalized patients with HF were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were hospitalized before (n = 208, non-intervention group) or after (n = 170, intervention group) the launch of the HF multidisciplinary team (HFMDT) approach with pharmacist-led HF medication optimization. There were no significant group differences in patient background characteristics at admission...
December 4, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204653/national-patterns-of-carotid-revascularization-before-and-after-the-carotid-revascularization-endarterectomy-vs-stenting-trial-crest
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Fadar Oliver Otite, Priyank Khandelwal, Amer M Malik, Seemant Chaturvedi
Importance: The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs Stenting Trial (CREST) showed greater safety of carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients younger than 70 years and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in those older than 70 years. It is unknown how the result of CREST has influenced carotid revascularization choices in the United States. Objective: To evaluate national patterns in CAS performance in patients older than 70 years in the post-CREST (2011-2014) compared with the pre-CREST (2007-2010) era...
December 4, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202727/atrial-fibrillation-is-not-uncommon-among-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-stroke-in-china
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Xiaomeng Yang, Shuya Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Yong Jiang, Zixiao Li, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is reported to be a less frequent cause of ischemic stroke in China than in Europe and North America, but it is not clear whether this is due to underestimation. Our aim was to define the true frequency of AF-associated stroke, to determine the yield of 6-day Holter ECG to detect AF in Chinese stroke patients, and to elucidate predictors of newly detected AF. METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter cohort study of 6-day Holter monitoring within 7 days after stroke onset at 20 sites in China between 2013 and 2015...
December 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199427/predictive-value-of-routine-point-of-care-cardiac-troponin-t-measurement-for-prehospital-diagnosis-and-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Martin B Rasmussen, Carsten Stengaard, Jacob T Sørensen, Ingunn S Riddervold, Troels M Hansen, Matthias Giebner, Claus-Henrik Rasmussen, Hans E Bøtker, Christian J Terkelsen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of routine prehospital point-of-care cardiac troponin T measurement for diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: All prehospital emergency medical service vehicles in the Central Denmark Region were equipped with a point-of-care cardiac troponin T device (Roche Cobas h232) for routine use in all patients with a suspected acute myocardial infarction...
December 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196879/the-feasibility-of-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-in-forensic-medicine-illustrated-by-the-example-of-morphine
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Nadine Schaefer, Daniel Moj, Thorsten Lehr, Peter H Schmidt, Frank Ramsthaler
In forensic medicine, expert opinion is often required concerning dose and time of intake of a substance, especially in the context of fatal intoxications. In the present case, a 98-year-old man died 4 days after admission to a hospital due to a femur neck fracture following a domestic fall in his retirement home. As he had obtained high morphine doses in the context of palliative therapy and a confusion of his supplemental magnesium tablets with a diuretic by the care retirement home was suspected by the relatives, a comprehensive postmortem examination was performed...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193694/association-between-diabetes-and-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-for-a-first-episode-of-acute-heart-failure
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Francesc Formiga, David Chivite, Abelardo Montero, Irene Petit, Rafael Moreno-González, Jonathan Franco, Xavier Corbella
AIM: To examine whether the presence of a prior diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM) influences mortality risk in elderly patients experiencing a first episode of heart failure (HF) hospitalization. METHODS: A total of 677 consecutive patients aged ≥75 years admitted for a first episode of acute decompensated heart failure were evaluated according to the presence or not of DM, and in-hospital and 1-year mortality rates were evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 240 patients (35...
November 28, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193418/causes-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmission-after-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-implantation-insights-from-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Michael S Sharbaugh, Andrew D Althouse, Deepak Kumar Pasupula, Samir Saba
INTRODUCTION: Readmissions are a burden on health care resources and have negative impact on patients. Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) are frequently used in the management of rhythm disorders and advanced heart failure. We assessed 30-day readmissions in patients admitted for CIED implantation in a sample of United States patients. METHODS: Data were extracted from Nationwide Readmissions Database for calendar year 2013. Patients admitted for CIED implantation were identified using ICD-9 codes...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189669/measurement-of-dead-space-fraction-upon-icu-admission-predicts-length-of-stay-and-clinical-outcomes-following-bidirectional-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
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Claire L Cigarroa, Sarah J van den Bosch, Xiaoqi Tang, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Christopher W Baird, James A DiNardo, John Nagi Kheir
OBJECTIVES: Increased alveolar dead space fraction has been associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and increased mortality in pediatric patients with respiratory failure. The association of alveolar dead space fraction with clinical outcomes in patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis for single ventricle congenital heart disease has not been reported. We describe an association of alveolar dead space fraction with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187385/national-trends-in-admission-and-in-hospital-mortality-of-patients-with-heart-failure-in-the-united-states-2001-2014
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Emmanuel Akintoye, Alexandros Briasoulis, Alexander Egbe, Shannon M Dunlay, Sudhir Kushwaha, Diane Levine, Luis Afonso, Dariush Mozaffarian, Jarrett Weinberger
BACKGROUND: To investigate heart failure (HF) hospitalization trends in the United States and change in trends after publication of management guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from the National Inpatient Sample and the US Census Bureau, annual national estimates in HF admissions and in-hospital mortality were estimated for years 2001 to 2014, during which an estimated 57.4 million HF-associated admissions occurred. Rates (95% confidence intervals) of admissions and in-hospital mortality among primary HF hospitalizations declined by an average annual rate of 3% (2...
November 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184613/gender-differences-among-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-the-middle-east
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Aliah Ali Khesroh, Faisal Al-Roumi, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Sreeja Attur, Wafa Rashed, Mohammad Zubaid
Background: There is controversy regarding the relationship between gender and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Objective: To study the impact of gender on presentation, management, and mortality among patients with ACS in the Middle East. Methodology: From January 2012 to January 2013, 4057 patients with ACS were enrolled from four Arabian Gulf countries (Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar), representing more than 85% of the general hospitals in each of the participating countries...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
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