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REVIEW
Daijiro Hori, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi
The number of patients requiring hemodialysis is continuously increasing around the world. Hemodialysis affects patient quality of life and it is also associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular events. In addition to traditional risk factors for cardiovascular events such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, hemodialysis is associated with hyperphosphatemia, chronic inflammation, vascular calcification, and anemia which accelerate atherosclerosis, vascular stiffness, and cardiac ischemia. Treatment strategy for coronary revascularization in this progressive disease remains controversial...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033503/the-management-and-prognostic-factors-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-evidence-from-the-taiwan-acute-coronary-syndrome-full-spectrum-registry
#2
REVIEW
Chun-Yuan Chu, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Wen-Ter Lai
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for approximately one-third of all global deaths, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the most severe form of CVD. It is of notable importance to develop ACS strategies for reducing major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and preventing complications. In the Taiwan ACS Full Spectrum Registry, 1-year mortality among patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina was 6.1%, 10.1%, and 6.2%, respectively...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033047/effect-of-hemodialysis-on-levels-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t
#3
Michael Chen, Howard Gerson, Shaun Eintracht, Sharon J Nessim, Elizabeth MacNamara
Cardiac troponin (cTn) is essential for the diagnosis of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) baseline cTn levels are often elevated, and it is unknown whether the hemodialysis (HD) procedure affects cTn levels. This leaves clinicians unsure of how to interpret cTn in HD patients with cardiac ischemia. We therefore sought to determine if plasma levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) vary during or after HD treatment. We prospectively enrolled 10 chronic HD patients who were admitted to our institution...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032954/coronary-flow-reserve-is-predictive-of-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-regardless-of-chronic-kidney-disease-stage
#4
David M Charytan, Hicham Skali, Nishant R Shah, Vikas Veeranna, Michael K Cheezum, Viviany R Taqueti, Takashi Kato, Courtney R Bibbo, Jon Hainer, Sharmila Dorbala, Ron Blankstein, Marcelo F Di Carli
Microvascular rarefaction is found in experimental uremia, but data from patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are limited. We therefore quantified absolute myocardial blood flow and coronary flow reserve (the ratio of peak to resting flow) from myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography scans at a single institution. Individuals were classified into standard CKD categories based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate. Associations of coronary flow reserve with CKD stage and cardiovascular mortality were analyzed in models adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors...
October 13, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028484/cholesterol-target-value-attainment-and-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-stable-or-acute-coronary-heart-disease-results-from-the-dyslipidemia-international-study-ii
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Anselm K Gitt, Dominik Lautsch, Jean Ferrières, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Ami Vyas, Carl A Baxter, Lori D Bash, Veronica Ashton, Martin Horack, Wael Almahmeed, Fu-Tien Chiang, Kian Keong Poh, Philippe Brudi, Baishali Ambegaonkar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. In the Dyslipidemia International Study II (DYSIS II), we determined LDL-C target value attainment, use of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT), and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) and those suffering from an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: DYSIS II included patients from 18 countries. Patients with either stable CHD or an ACS were enrolled if they were ≥18 years old and had a full lipid profile available...
August 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027735/temporal-trends-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-thru-the-drug-eluting-stent-era-insights-from-18-641-procedures-performed-over-12-year-period
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Uri Landes, Tamir Bental, Amos Levi, Abid Assali, Hana Vaknin-Assa, Eli I Lev, Eldad Rechavia, Gabriel Greenberg, Katia Orvin, Ran Kornowski
BACKGROUND: The last decade, regarded as the DES era in PCI, has witnessed significant advances in the management of coronary disease. We aimed to assess temporal trends in the practice and outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during the drug eluting stent (DES) era. METHODS: We analyzed 18,641 consecutive PCI's performed between January 2004 and December 2016, distinguished by procedural date (Q1 : 2004-2006, n = 4,865; Q2 : 2007-2009, n = 4,977; Q3 : 2010-2012, n = 4,230; Q4 : 2013-2016, n = 4,569)...
October 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027072/outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-nephrology-ward
#7
Ana R Fernandes, Márcio S R Viegas, Elsa Q Soares, Sofia S Coelho, Patricia Valério, José C Barreto, José M Vinhas
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a global problem which predicts immediate and long-term adverse outcomes. We evaluated the AKI progression to end-stage renal disease, as well as the mortality associated with AKI and the in-hospital readmission rate because of a cardiovascular event in AKI patients admitted in a nephrology ward. A 5-year retrospective study was set in a nephrology department, with a follow-up period of up to 8 years. In a total of 191 patients, mean age was 73.83 ± 12.49 years, and 137 (71...
October 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026381/a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-association-between-age-and-gender-and-prescribed-minimum-benefit-chronic-disease-list-conditions-among-south-africans-with-concomitant-hypertension-diabetes-and-dyslipidaemia
#8
Johanita Burger, Martie Lubbe, Jan Serfontein, Suria Ellis
BACKGROUND: Prescribed Minimum Benefit Chronic Disease List (PMB CDL) conditions are a regulated list of conditions most common to South Africa. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence and association between PMB CDL conditions and age and gender among patients with concomitant hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidaemia. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients (n = 17 866) with a prescription containing at least one co-prescribed antilipemics, antihypertensive and antidiabetic (identified using the MIMS Desk Reference)...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026353/association-of-body-mass-index-and-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-surgery
#9
Maged Y Argalious, Natalya Makarova, Alexander Leone, Jacek Cywinski, Ehab Farag
BACKGROUND: Whether the deleterious effects of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum on the kidneys are exacerbated in the obese population remains unknown. We hypothesized that increased body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing noncardiac laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, we analyzed data on 8,543 adult patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status scores of I-IV who had inpatient noncardiac laparoscopic surgery from 2005-2014...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024966/premature-coronary-artery-disease-and-early-stage-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
Anna M Price, Charles J Ferro, Manvir K Hayer, Richard P Steeds, Nicola C Edwards, Jonathan N Townend
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024685/cardiac-pathologic-findings-in-three-unusual-cases-of-sudden-cardiac-death-related-to-anorexiant-drugs
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Ornella Leone, Valentina Agostini, Alberto Foà, Bruna Cerbelli, Cira Rosaria Tiziana di Gioia, Mariarosaria Aromatario, Costantino Ciallella, Joaquin Lucena, Giulia d'Amati
Amphetamine congeners can be prescribed as anorexiant drugs, despite their potential side effects, including cardiac toxicity. However, the morphologic features of cardiac damage related to protracted use of these compounds are unknown. We provide a detailed description of cardiac autopsy findings in three cases of sudden death associated with protracted use of high-doses of phendimetrazine and/or phenylpropanolamine or bupropion prescribed as anorexiants, in association with other compounds. The main cardiac findings were similar in all three cases: i) mild-moderate hypertrophy of the left ventricle and/or the septum; ii) myocardial non-ischemic scarring (mid-mural and/or sub-epicardial) appearing as discrete foci or with a band/like morphology; iii) mild-moderate intramural small vessel disease, in absence of significant epicardial coronary artery stenosis; iv) acute/recent inflammatory lesions consistent with toxic myocarditis...
October 9, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023938/a-pharmacist-led-program-to-evaluate-and-reduce-polypharmacy-and-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-hiv-positive-patients
#12
I R McNicholl, M Gandhi, C Bradley Hare, M Greene, E Pierluissi
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this pharmacist-led study was to utilize 2 validated instruments, Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' Potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP), to assess potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in older patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and evaluate pharmacist interventions. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, interventional trial. SETTING: Large urban clinic providing interdisciplinary primary and HIV care for approximately 2700 HIV-positive, publically insured patients...
October 10, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021359/increasing-prevalence-of-vascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-stroke-a-call-to-action
#13
Fadar Oliver Otite, Nicholas Liaw, Priyank Khandelwal, Amer M Malik, Jose G Romano, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Seemant Chaturvedi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse) and cardiovascular diseases (carotid stenosis, chronic renal failure [CRF], and coronary artery disease [CAD]) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the United States. METHODS: We used the 2004-2014 National Inpatient Sample to compute weighted prevalence of each risk factor in hospitalized patients with AIS and used joinpoint regression to evaluate change in prevalence over time...
October 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021274/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-left-sided-valvular-heart-disease-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
Zainab Samad, Joseph A Sivak, Matthew Phelan, Phillip J Schulte, Uptal Patel, Eric J Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an adverse prognostic marker for valve intervention patients; however, the prevalence and related outcomes of valvular heart disease in CKD patients is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Included patients underwent echocardiography (1999-2013), had serum creatinine values within 6 months before index echocardiogram, and had no history of valve surgery. CKD was defined as diagnosis based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision or an estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min per 1...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020374/asian-dust-exposure-triggers-acute-myocardial-infarction
#15
Sunao Kojima, Takehiro Michikawa, Kayo Ueda, Tetsuo Sakamoto, Kunihiko Matsui, Tomoko Kojima, Kenichi Tsujita, Hisao Ogawa, Hiroshi Nitta, Akinori Takami
Aims: To elucidate whether Asian dust is associated with the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to clarify whether patients who are highly sensitive to Asian dust will develop AMI. Methods and results: Twenty-one participating institutions located throughout Kumamoto Prefecture and capable of performing coronary intervention were included in the study. Data for ground-level observations of Asian dust events were measured at the Kumamoto Local Meteorological Observatory...
August 29, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020367/clinical-outcomes-of-state-of-the-art-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-de-novo-three-vessel-disease-1-year-results-of-the-syntax-ii-study
#16
Javier Escaned, Carlos Collet, Nicola Ryan, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Simon Walsh, Manel Sabate, Justin Davies, Maciej Lesiak, Raul Moreno, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Stephan P Hoole, Nick Ej West, J J Piek, Azfar Zaman, Farzin Fath-Ordoubadi, Rodney H Stables, Clare Appleby, Nicolas van Mieghem, Robert Jm van Geuns, Neal Uren, Javier Zueco, Pawel Buszman, Andres Iñiguez, Javier Goicolea, David Hildick-Smith, Andrzej Ochala, Dariusz Dudek, Colm Hanratty, Rafael Cavalcante, Arie Pieter Kappetein, David P Taggart, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Marie-Angèle Morel, Ton de Vries, Yoshinobu Onuma, Vasim Farooq, Patrick W Serruys, Adrian P Banning
Aims: To investigate if recent technical and procedural developments in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) significantly influence outcomes in appropriately selected patients with three-vessel (3VD) coronary artery disease. Methods and results: The SYNTAX II study is a multicenter, all-comers, open-label, single arm study that investigated the impact of a contemporary PCI strategy on clinical outcomes in patients with 3VD in 22 centres from four European countries...
August 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020241/infections-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-heart-disease
#17
Naga Venkata K Pothineni, Swathi Subramany, Kevin Kuriakose, Lily F Shirazi, Francesco Romeo, Prediman K Shah, Jawahar L Mehta
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Pathophysiological similarities between chronic infections and atherosclerosis triggered interest in a clinical association between these conditions. Various infectious microbes have been linked to atherosclerotic vascular disease in epidemiological studies. However, this association failed to satisfy the Koch's postulates of causation with multiple clinical trials demonstrating inefficacy of anti-infective therapies in mitigating atherosclerotic cardiovascular events...
July 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018137/incidence-and-outcomes-of-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Abdul Tarabishy, Tatiana Busu, Amelia Adcock, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on the incidence and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicating acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are limited. We aim to evaluate the incidence, treatment patterns, and outcomes of AMI in patients with AIS using a nationwide database. METHODS: The National Inpatient Sample was used to identify patient with AIS between 2003 and 2014. Trends of incidence of AMI and its associated in-hospital mortality were evaluated. Univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were used to evaluate predictors of AMI...
October 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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
#19
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/29016754/cardiac-troponins-from-myocardial-infarction-to-chronic-disease
#20
Kyung Chan Park, David C Gaze, Paul O Collinson, Michael S Marber
Elucidation of the physiologically distinct subunits of troponin in 1973 greatly facilitated our understanding of cardiac contraction. Although troponins are expressed in both skeletal and cardiac muscle, there are isoforms of troponin I/T expressed selectively in the heart. By exploiting cardiac-restricted epitopes within these proteins, one of the most successful diagnostic tests to-date has been developed: cardiac troponin (cTn) assays. For the past decade, cTn has been regarded as the gold-standard marker for acute myocardial necrosis: the pathological hallmark of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
September 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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