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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656325/dosing-of-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-using-acute-time-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-as-an-indicator-of-durable-ablation-in-a-canine-model
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Wilber Su, Nicolas Coulombe, Nicole Kirchhof, Erin Grassl, Dan Wittenberger
BACKGROUND: Rigid time-based dosing protocol(s) currently used in the clinic for cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation may be inadequate to guide the circumferential and transmural cryothermal energy transfer across the pulmonary vein (PV) and may result in injury to collateral tissues or electrical gaps between the PV and left atrium (LA). OBJECTIVE: A physiologic endpoint (e.g., acute time-to-PV isolation a.k.a. time-to-effect; TTE) may be effective in the determination of a transmural lesion formation and may allow for individualized ablation dosing across each PV...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656280/real-world-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-experience-compared-with-second-generation-metallic-drug-eluting-stents-in-complex-coronary-lesions
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Naotaka Okamoto, Hiroshi Ueda, Takahiro Yoshimura, Surbhi Chamaria, Samit Bhatheja, Yuliya Vengrenyuk, Samaneh Rabiei, Yonandy Barrientos, Vishal Kapur, Nitin Barman, Joseph Sweeny, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Samin K Sharma, Annapoorna S Kini
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the acute outcomes of Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) and second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in routine clinical practice. There is a paucity of data regarding BVS use in a real-world patient population. METHODS: The study population comprised 40 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with BVS implantation at a tertiary-care center in New York, New York between July and December of 2016...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655953/risk-factors-predisposing-to-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-young-women-%C3%A2-45-years-of-age
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Maciej Bęćkowski, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gąsior, Lech Poloński, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Rafał Dąbrowski, Jarosław Karwowski, Ilona Kowalik, Wojciech Drygas, Hanna Szwed
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are rare in young women. The purpose of this study was to characterize risk factors (RF) predisposing to ACS in young women and evaluate possible age-related differences. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1941 young women with ACS aged ≤45 years (≤45ACS) from the PL-ACS registry and compared them with two control groups: 4275 women aged 63-64 years with ACS (63-64ACS) from the PL-ACS registry and 1170 young healthy women aged ≤45 years (≤45H) without confirmed coronary artery disease (CAD), from two national, representative, cross-sectional population health surveys, NATPOL 2011 and WOBASZ...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655952/population-level-incidence-and-outcomes-of-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-minoca-insights-from-the-alberta-contemporary-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-invasive-treatment-strategies-coapt-study
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Kevin R Bainey, Robert C Welsh, Wendimagegn Alemayehu, Cynthia M Westerhout, Dean Traboulsi, Todd Anderson, Neil Brass, Paul W Armstrong, Padma Kaul
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) is a known clinical conundrum with limited investigation. Using a large population-based cohort, we examined the incidence, demographic profile, use of evidence-based medicines (EBM) and clinical outcomes of MINOCA patients. METHODS: Patients hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of MI who underwent coronary angiography between 01/04/2002 and 31/03/2014 in Alberta, Canada, were included in the study...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655881/racial-differences-in-quality-of-care-and-outcomes-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Celina M Yong, Leo Ungar, Freddy Abnousi, Steven M Asch, Paul A Heidenreich
Guideline adherence and variation in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) outcomes by race in the modern era of drug-eluting stents (DES) are not well understood. Previous studies also fail to capture rapidly growing minority populations, such as Asians. A retrospective analysis of 689,238 hospitalizations for ACS across all insurance types from 2008 to 2011 from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database was performed to determine whether quality of ACS care and mortality differ by race (white, black, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American), with adjustment for patient clinical and demographic characteristics and clustering by hospital...
March 13, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655768/cell-free-dna-and-microvascular-damage-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Juan Sanchis, Sergio García-Blas, Luis Ortega-Paz, Ana Paula Dantas, Enrique Rodríguez, Lidia Abellán, Salvatore Brugaletta, Ernesto Valero, Gema Miñana, Manuel Garabito, África Corchón, Julio Núñez, Arturo Carratalá, Manel Sabaté
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction might originate from hyperactivated leukocytes at the coronary lesion. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between cfDNA and coronary reperfusion. METHODS: We studied 116 patients treated with primary angioplasty using thrombus aspiration. Coronary (during aspiration) and peripheral (at the end of the procedure) blood samples were drawn for cfDNA, as well as high-sensitivity troponin T and myeloperoxidase quantification...
April 11, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655571/a-rapid-access-chest-pain-clinic-racpc-initial-australian-experience
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C Yu, M J Sheriff, A C C Ng, S Brazete, J Gullick, D B Brieger, L Kritharides, H C Lowe
Chest pain is the second most common presenting symptom to emergency departments (ED) in Australia, although up to 85% of these patients do not have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Cardiologist-led rapid access chest pain clinics (RACPC) have been proposed overseas to assist in the management of such patients, with prompt outpatient assessment if patients are deemed low risk and discharged from the ED. The use of RACPCs in Australia has been only recently proposed; we therefore sought to examine one such RACPC in an Australian context...
December 11, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655567/acute-coronary-syndrome-relationship-between-genetic-variants-and-timi-risk
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Viviane do Carmo Vasconcelos de Carvalho, Lílian Caroliny Amorim Silva, Romário Martins Araújo, Fábia Carla da Silva Soares, Maria José Ribeiro Bezerra, Sávio Augusto Vieira de Oliveira, Alex José de Melo Silva, Sérgio Tavares Montenegro, Roberto Pereira Werkhauser, Carlos Gustavo Régis da Silva, Adriana Vieira Gomes, Clarice Neuenschwander Lins de Morais, Silvia Maria Lucena Montenegro
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a multifactorial disease, including the genetic factor, caused by coronary artery obstruction by atheroma. Some genetic variants have been described as risk factors for this disease. Its early diagnosis and stratification of risk of death by Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) are important. Therefore, we evaluated variants in the IL6R (c950-1722C>T), TNFa (c.-488G>A), LEPR (c.2673+1118C>T) and IL1b (c.-598T>C) genes in relation to TIMI risk, cytokine serum levels, and risk factors for ACS...
April 11, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652688/acute-coronary-artery-thrombus-after-tranexamic-acid-during-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-coronary-stents-a-case-report
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Kathryn H Bridges, Sylvia H Wilson
Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic, is routinely used to decrease transfusion rates in total joint replacement surgery. While recent publications have indicated a low risk of TXA-associated thromboembolic events in this orthopedic population, few studies specifically address the safety of TXA administration in high-risk patients. We present a case of acute coronary thrombus requiring emergent intervention in a patient with indwelling coronary stents who underwent shoulder arthroplasty with TXA administration...
April 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652672/early-discontinuation-of-prasugrel-or-clopidogrel-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-insights-from-the-trilogy-acs-trial
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Andrew T Yan, Matthew T Roe, Megan Neely, Derek D Cyr, Harvey White, Keith A A Fox, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Paul W Armstrong, Erik M Ohman, Shaun G Goodman
BACKGROUND: In the Targeted Platelet Inhibition to Clarify the Optimal Strategy to Medically Manage Acute Coronary Syndromes (TRILOGY ACS) trial of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome managed medically without revascularization, treated with prasugrel versus clopidogrel for less than or equal to 30 months after index acute coronary syndrome, post-hoc analyses showed a divergence of treatment effect in favor of prasugrel after 12 months. Potential influential factors, including a potential late treatment effect after early study drug discontinuation in the intention-to-treat analysis, have not been explored...
April 12, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652277/factors-associated-with-delayed-cardiac-tamponade-after-cardiac-surgery
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Edgar Hernández Leiva, Marisol Carreño, Fernando Rada Bucheli, Alberto Cadena Bonfanti, Juan Pablo Umaña, Rodolfo José Dennis
Context: Cardiac tamponade (CT) following cardiac surgery is a potentially fatal complication and the cause of surgical reintervention in 0.1%-6% of cases. There are two types of CT: acute, occurring within the first 48 h postoperatively, and subacute or delayed, which occurs more than 48 h postoperatively. The latter does not show specific clinical signs, which makes it more difficult to diagnose. The factors associated with acute CT (aCT) are related to coagulopathy or surgical bleeding, while the variables associated with subacute tamponade have not been well defined...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652271/prophylactic-preoperative-levosimendan-for-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-single-centered-randomized-prospective-study
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Pushkar Mahendra Desai, Manjula S Sarkar, Sanjeeta R Umbarkar
Background: Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) is often complicated by hemodynamic instability, especially in patients with prior left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and appropriate choice of inotrope plays a vital role in perioperative management of these patients. Aim and Objective: To study hemodynamic effects and immediate outcome of prophylactic infusion of levosimendan in patients with the LV dysfunction undergoing OPCAB surgery and whether this strategy helps in successful conduct of OPCAB surgery...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652166/ambulance-use-distance-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-cardiovascular-disease-a-registry-based-geographic-information-system-study
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Nariman Sepehrvand, Wendimagegn Alemayehu, Padma Kaul, Rick Pelletier, Aminu K Bello, Robert C Welsh, Paul W Armstrong, Justin A Ezekowitz
BACKGROUND: Despite guideline recommendations, the majority of patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome do not use emergency medical services to reach the emergency department (ED). The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with EMS utilisation and subsequent patient outcomes. METHODS: Using administrative data, all patients who presented to an ED in the metropolitan areas of Edmonton and Calgary in the years of 2007-2013 with main ED diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, stable angina or chest pain were included...
April 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652078/total-cardiovascular-events-analysis-of-the-examine-trial-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Matthew A Cavender, William B White, Yuyin Liu, Joseph M Massaro, Richard M Bergenstal, Cyrus R Mehta, Faiez Zannad, Simon Heller, William C Cushman, Christopher P Cannon
BACKGROUND: Alogliptin, a dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. EXAMINE was a randomized-controlled clinical trial designed to demonstrate the cardiovascular safety of alogliptin. In the trial, 5380 patients with established T2DM who had a recent ACS event (between 15-90 days) were randomized to treatment with either alogliptin or placebo. HYPOTHESIS: To better understand and describe the cardiovascular (CV) safety of alogliptin, we analyzed data from the EXAMINE randomized clinical trial to determine whether treatment with alogliptin affected recurrent and total CV events...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651673/chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-a-patient-with-acute-extensive-anterior-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-shock-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#15
Shi-Bao Li, Jin Sheng, Qi Zhou, Wen-Long Xing, Hong-Xu Liu, Wen-Xian Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651605/diagnostic-role-of-strain-imaging-in-atypical-myocarditis-by-echocardiography-and-cardiac-mri
#16
Bethany L Wisotzkey, Brian D Soriano, Erin L Albers, Mark Ferguson, Sujatha Buddhe
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myocarditis presenting as isolated acute chest pain with elevated troponins but normal systolic function is challenging with significant drawbacks even for the gold-standard endomyocardial biopsy. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of strain imaging by echocardiography and cardiac MRI in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of children with cardiac MRI for acute chest pain with elevated troponins compared to normal controls...
April 13, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651371/tenecteplase-versus-alteplase-for-the-management-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-a-low-income-country-nepal-cost-efficacy-and-safety
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Gaurav Nepal, Ghanshyam Kharel, Shaik Tanveer Ahamad, Babin Basnet
Intravenous alteplase is the only approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Tenecteplase, a genetically engineered, mutant tissue plasminogen activator, is an alternative thrombolytic agent. The economic feasibility of stroke treatment has been a matter of huge debate and discussion thus far. The use of thrombolytics for the management of ischemic stroke has recently begun in Nepal. In low-income countries like Nepal, where the per capita income falls at just $691.7 and 25.2% of the population are under the poverty line, stroke patients cannot meet treatment expenses...
February 9, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650398/the-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-the-setting-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
REVIEW
Yongcheol Kim, Thomas W Johnson, Takashi Akasaka, Myung Ho Jeong
In recent years, intravascular imaging-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been increasing in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) has not been established in the setting of AMI despite OCT providing superior resolution (10μm axial resolution) and facilitating assessment of baseline lesion characteristics and post-intervention evaluation of the acute result of stent implantation, including visualization of procedural dissections, malapposition, tissue prolapse, and thrombus...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650328/-cardiac-manifestations-in-the-acute-phase-of-kawasaki-disease-in-a-third-level-children-s-hospital-in-mexico-city
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Luis Martín Garrido-García, Rocío Alejandra Peña-Juárez, Marco Antonio Yamazaki-Nakashimada
OBJECTIVES: To describe the cardiac manifestations in the acute phase of patients with Kawasaki disease treated in a third level Children's hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with a diagnosis of Kawasaki disease treated in this hospital from August 1995 to December 2016. Information included patient demographics, clinical features, treatment used, electrocardiographic findings, extra-coronary echocardiographic findings, and the development of coronary artery aneurysms in the acute phase of the disease...
April 9, 2018: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650095/management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
#20
Jean-Claude Tardif, Phillipe L L'Allier, David H Fitchett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
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