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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792264/paradoxical-brain-embolism-shadowing-massive-pulmonary-embolism
#1
François Bagate, Alexandre Bedet, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Guillaume Carteaux
Patent foramen ovale is frequently observed in the general population. In case of massive pulmonary embolism, the sudden increase in the right heart cavity's pressure may cause a right-to-left shunting across this foramen, which could be associated with conflicting outcomes. Herein, we report a case of reversible cardiac arrest preceded by seizures, and followed by hemodynamic stability without any vasopressor. A brain CT-scan showed a limited ischemic stroke. Initial echocardiographic assessment revealed an acute cor pulmonale and a right-to-left intracardiac shunt across a large patent foramen ovale, suggesting the diagnosis of massive pulmonary embolism that was lately confirmed by a multidetector CT-angiography...
May 20, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792062/analysis-of-the-blood-viscosity-behavior-in-the-sicilian-study-on-juvenile-myocardial-infarction
#2
Gregorio Caimi, Eugenia Hopps, Maria Montana, Giuseppe Andolina, Caterina Urso, Baldassare Canino, Rosalia Lo Presti
Considering the role of hemorheology in coronary circulation, we studied blood viscosity in patients with juvenile myocardial infarction. We examined whole blood viscosity at high shear rate using the cone-on-plate viscosimeter Wells-Brookfield ½ LVT and at low shear rate employing a viscometer Contraves LS30 in 120 patients (aged <46 years) with myocardial infarction, at the initial stage and subsequently 3 and 12 months after. At the initial stage, patients had an increased whole blood viscosity in comparison to normal controls...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790603/hyperkalaemia-in-people-with-diabetes-occurrence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-danish-population-based-cohort-study
#3
R W Thomsen, S K Nicolaisen, K Adelborg, E Svensson, P Hasvold, E Palaka, L Pedersen, H T Sørensen
AIMS: To examine the incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of hyperkalaemia in people with diabetes in a real-world setting. METHODS: Using Danish health registries, we identified a population-based cohort of people with first-time drug-treated diabetes, in the period 2000-2012. First, the cumulative incidence of hyperkalaemia, defined as first blood test with potassium level >5.0 mmol/l after diabetes treatment initiation, was ascertained. Second, in a case-control analysis, risk factors were compared in people with vs without hyperkalaemia...
May 23, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789406/ranking-hospitals-do-we-gain-reliability-by-using-composite-rather-than-individual-indicators
#4
Stefanie N Hofstede, Iris E Ceyisakar, Hester F Lingsma, Dionne S Kringos, Perla J Marang-van de Mheen
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of quality indicators, it remains unclear to what extent they can reliably distinguish hospitals on true differences in performance. Rankability measures what part of variation in performance reflects 'true' hospital differences in outcomes versus random noise. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to assess whether combining data into composites or including data from multiple years improves the reliability of ranking quality indicators for hospital care...
May 22, 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789332/elevated-potassium-levels-in-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure-occurrence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-a-danish-population-based-cohort-study
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Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Sia Kromann Nicolaisen, Pål Hasvold, Ricardo Garcia-Sanchez, Lars Pedersen, Kasper Adelborg, Martin Egfjord, Kenneth Egstrup, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Data on the true burden of hyperkalemia in patients with heart failure (HF) in a real-world setting are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: Incidence rates of hyperkalemia (first blood test with a potassium level >5.0 mmol/L) in primary or hospital care were assessed in a population-based cohort of patients with incident HF diagnoses in northern Denmark from 2000 to 2012. Risk factors and clinical outcomes were compared in patients with HF with versus without hyperkalemia...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783950/effects-of-the-cardiac-myosin-activator-omecamtiv-mecarbil-on-severe-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-in-wistar-rats
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Bachar El-Oumeiri, Kathleen Mc Entee, Filippo Annoni, Antoine Herpain, Frédéric Vanden Eynden, Pascal Jespers, Guido Van Nooten, Philippe van de Borne
BACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) is a valvular disease that can lead to systolic heart failure. Treatment options besides cardiac surgery are limited and consequently severe AR is associated with higher mortality and morbidity when not operated. In this investigation, we examined the effects of a novel cardiac myosin activator, Omecamtiv-mecarbil (OM), in rats with chronic severe AR. METHODS: AR was created by retrograde puncture of the aortic valve leaflets in 20 adults Wistar rats...
May 21, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782286/-ngal-as-a-marker-for-some-extrarenal-complications-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
#7
M A Shalenkova, Z D Mikhailova, P F Klimkin
AIM: To study the role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker for extrarenal complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 110 patients with ACS on days 1-3 of hospitalization, concentrations of NGAL, serum (s-NGAL) and urinary (u-NGAL) NGAL, and N-terminal fragment of pro-B natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were measured, and transthoracic echocardiography was performed. Incidence of cardiovascular complications was determined during the stay in the hospital; hemodynamic parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate) were measured on admission...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781109/rate-pressure-product-and-the-components-of-heart-rate-and-systolic-blood-pressure-in-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-insights-from-ascend-hf
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Amanda K Verma, Jie-Lena Sun, Adrian Hernandez, John R Teerlink, Phillip J Schulte, Justin Ezekowitz, Adriaan Voors, Randall Starling, Paul Armstrong, Christopher M O'Conner, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are prognostic markers in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Their combination in rate-pressure product (RPP) as well as their role in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains unclear. METHODS: We performed an analysis of ASCEND-HF (clinicaltrials.gov; NCT00476852), which studied 7141 patients with acute HF. HFpEF was defined as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥40%...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780075/prognostic-utility-of-indoxyl-sulfate-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ippei Watanabe, Junko Tatebe, Takahiro Fujii, Ryota Noike, Daiga Saito, Hideki Koike, Takayuki Yabe, Ryo Okubo, Rine Nakanishi, Hideo Amano, Mikihito Toda, Takanori Ikeda, Toshisuke Morita
AIM: We investigated whether indoxyl sulfate (IS), a protein-bound uremic toxin, predicts prognosis after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Serum IS level was determined prospectively in 98 patients who underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ACS. Patients on hemodialysis were excluded. The endpoint of this study was six-month composite events including death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, heart failure requiring hospitalization, and adverse bleeding events...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779567/factors-for-persistence-of-mrsa-carriage-a-year-after-initial-detection-in-individuals-from-various-healthcare-institutions
#10
Ester Vendrell Torra, Lluís Force Sanmartín, Goretti Sauca Subias, Elisabet Palomera Fànegas, Pilar Barrufet Barqué, Josep Anton Capdevila Morell
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: We studied the natural history of patients with chronic stable illnesses that are colonized by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The aim was to determine the persistence colonization 1 year after. Moreover, we intended to disclose factors that predict MRSA persistence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentric, prospective observational study was designed. Patients from an acute-care hospital and 4 long-term healthcare facilities were included...
May 17, 2018: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779035/combined-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-cabg-surgery-and-lung-resection-for-lung-cancer-in-patients-more-than-50-years-of-age
#11
Ban Liu, Chao Chen, Chang Gu, Qianfan Li, Jingjing Liu, Yiwei Pu, Yu Lin, Zilun Wei, Zhi Li, Yangyang Zhang
BACKGROUND The co-existence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and lung cancer is increasing in an increasingly aging population. The aim of this study was to evaluate patient outcome from combined off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and lung resection in patients more than 50 years-of-age. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective clinical study of 23 patients with a mean age of 70.2±8.4 years (range, 51-86 years) included 18 men and five women with CHD and lung cancer who underwent a single operation with combined off-pump CABG surgery and lung resection, for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (n=22) and small cell lung cancer (n=1)...
May 20, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778845/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-status-epilepticus
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Somsak Tiamkao, Pawinee Saybungkla, Prapassara Sirikarn, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: There were several studies that have reported on the long-term mortality rate of status epilepticus (SE). However, these studies were conducted mainly in Western countries using small study populations. This study aimed to evaluate predictors for long-term mortality in SE using the Thai national healthcare database. METHODS: This study was conducted using the Thai national Universal Health Coverage (UC) database. The eligibility criteria for this study were that all patients were diagnosed with SE and had been admitted to any hospital between 2005 and 2015...
May 17, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778237/prevalence-temporal-evolution-and-impact-on-survival-of-ventricular-conduction-blocks-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-cardiogenic-shock
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Heli Tolppanen, Tuija Javanainen, Jordi Sans-Rosello, Jiri Parenica, Tuomo Nieminen, Marie Pavlusova, Josep Masip, Lars Köber, Marek Banaszewski, Alessandro Sionis, Jindrich Spinar, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Raija Jurkko, Johan Lassus
Changes in QRS duration and pattern are regarded to reflect severe ischemia in acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and ventricular conduction blocks (VCBs) are recognized high-risk markers in both ACS and acute heart failure. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence, temporal evolution, association with clinical and angiographic parameters, and impact on mortality of VCBs in ACS-related cardiogenic shock (CS). Data of 199 patients with ACS-related CS from a prospective multinational cohort were evaluated with electrocardiogram data from baseline and day 3...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777760/peripheral-intravenous-volume-assessment-piva-for-quantitating-volume-overload-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-pilot-study
#14
Merrick Miles, Bret D Alvis, Kyle Hocking, Franz Baudenbacher, Christy Guth, JoAann Lindenfeld, Colleen Brophy, Susan Eagle
BACKGROUND: To determine the feasibility of Peripheral Intravenous Volume Assessment (PIVA) of venous waveforms for assessing volume overload in patients admitted to the hospital with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS: Venous waveforms were captured from a peripheral intravenous catheter in subjects admitted for ADHF and healthy age-matched controls. Admission PIVA signal, brain natriuretic peptide, and chest radiographic measurements were related to the net volume removed during diuresis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777559/utility-of-heart-rate-turbulence-and-t-wave-alternans-to-assess-risk-for-re-admission-and-cardiac-death-in-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients
#15
Shinya Yamada, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yu Sato, Takamasa Sato, Masashi Kamioka, Takashi Kaneshiro, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patients have a higher risk of recurrent HF and cardiac death, and electrical remodeling is considered to be an important factor for HF progression. The present study aimed to validate the utility of electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring for the risk stratification of HF patients. METHODS: Our study comprised 215 patients (144 males, mean age 62 years) who had been hospitalized due to acute decompensated HF. Electrocardiogram (QRS duration and QTc interval) and 24-hour Holter monitoring (heart rate variability, heart rate turbulence and T-wave alternans [TWA]) were performed in stable condition before discharge...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776961/mr-proadm-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-danami-3-a-danish-study-of-optimal-acute-treatment-of-patients-with-stemi-substudy
#16
Alexander C Falkentoft, Rasmus Rørth, Kasper Iversen, Dan E Høfsten, Henning Kelbæk, Lene Holmvang, Martin Frydland, Mikkel M Schoos, Steffen Helqvist, Anna Axelsson, Peter Clemmensen, Erik Jørgensen, Kari Saunamäki, Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Frants Pedersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Klaus F Kofoed, Jens P Goetze, Thomas Engstrøm, Lars Køber
BACKGROUND: Midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has demonstrated prognostic potential after myocardial infarction (MI). Yet, the prognostic value of MR-proADM at admission has not been examined in patients with ST-segment-elevation MI (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: The aim of this substudy, DANAMI-3 (The Danish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction), was to examine the associations of admission concentrations of MR-proADM with short- and long-term mortality and hospital admission for heart failure in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776560/large-animal-model-of-acute-right-ventricular-failure-with-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
#17
Marcin Malinowski, Alistair G Proudfoot, Lenora Eberhart, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, David Langholz, Manuel K Rausch, Tomasz A Timek
BACKGROUND: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) commonly arises secondary to conditions affecting the left heart and is associated with right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid annular dilatation. We set out to establish an animal model of acute RV failure (RVF) with FTR resembling the clinical features. METHODS: Ten adult sheep had pressure sensors placed in the LV, RV, and right atrium while sonomicrometry crystals were implanted around tricuspid annulus and on the RV...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776437/coenzyme-q10-combined-with-trimetazidine-in-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-complicated-with-renal-dysfunction-undergoing-elective-cardiac-catheterization-a-randomized-control-study-and-in-vivo-study
#18
Fei Chen, Fan Liu, Jingchao Lu, Xiuchun Yang, Bing Xiao, Yaqiong Jin, Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of the common hospital-acquired acute renal failures. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and trimetazidine (TMZ) can prevent the occurrence of CIN after elective cardiac catheterization in patients with coronary artery disease complicated with renal dysfunction. METHODS: Consecutive coronary artery disease patients with renal insufficiency scheduled for coronary angiography were enrolled in randomized, paralleled, double-blind, controlled trial...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775088/an-assessment-of-the-uk-inpatient-care-for-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
#19
Lihua Wu, Jackie Cleator, Mamas Mamas, Christi Deaton
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common co-morbidity for patients with heart failure. Diabetes as a co-morbidity means that inpatient care should focus on both conditions to maximize the treatment regimen. However, this pressing issue is not widely researched and so it is unclear whether the acute care management needs of these patients are being met. AIMS: (1) To assess the differences in the number of hospital readmissions between patients with heart failure and patients with heart failure-diabetes; (2) to assess the use of integrated care approach for patients with heart failure-diabetes during the index heart failure-related admission; (3) to explore patient experiences of admissions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774601/the-impact-of-mitral-stenosis-on-outcomes-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-patient-undergoing-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#20
Yasser Al-Khadra, Fahed Darmoch, Motaz Baibars, Amir Kaki, Zaher Fanari, M Chadi Alraies
BACKGROUND: The concomitant presence of mitral stenosis (MS) in the setting of symptomatic aortic stenosis represent a clinical challenge. Little is known regarding the outcome of mitral stenosis (MS) patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Therefore, we sought to study the outcome of MS patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHOD: Using weighted data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database between 2011 and 2014, we identified patients who were diagnosed with MS...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
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