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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334564/validating-the-electronic-cardiac-arrest-risk-triage-ecart-score-for-risk-stratification-of-surgical-inpatients-in-the-postoperative-setting-retrospective-cohort-study
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Bartlomiej Bartkowiak, Ashley M Snyder, Andrew Benjamin, Andrew Schneider, Nicole M Twu, Matthew M Churpek, Kevin K Roggin, Dana P Edelson
OBJECTIVE: Assess the accuracy of 3 early warning scores for predicting severe adverse events in postoperative inpatients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative clinical deterioration on inpatient hospital services is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and cost. Early warning scores have been developed to detect inpatient clinical deterioration and trigger rapid response activation, but knowledge regarding the application of early warning scores to postoperative inpatients is limited...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334510/comparing-peri-operative-complications-of-paediatric-and-adult-anaesthesia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-81%C3%A2-267-cases
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Andrie C Westerkamp, A Fred de Geus, Bouwe Molenbuur, Peter Meyer, J K Götz Wietasch, Michel M R F Struys, Herman G D Hendriks
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of peri-operative complications associated with paediatric (≤16 years) and adult anaesthesia are poorly available, especially in which cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery are involved. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nature and incidence of peri-operative complications that might be due to anaesthesia and to identify independent risk factors for complications in children and adults, including those undergoing cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333461/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-coronary-artery-disease-relationship-of-symptom-amelioration-and-ischemia-improvement
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Youko Takakuwa, Masayoshi Sarai, Hideki Kawai, Akira Yamada, Kenji Shiino, Kayoko Takada, Yasuomi Nagahara, Meiko Miyagi, Sadako Motoyama, Hiroshi Toyama, Yukio Ozaki
Objectives: The current management of coronary artery disease (CAD) relies on three major therapeutic options, namely medication, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, severe CAD that is not indicated for PCI or CABG still bears a poor prognosis due to the lack of effective treatments. In 2006, extracorporeal cardiac shock wave (SW) therapy reported on human for the first time. This treatment resulted in better myocardial perfusion as evaluated by dipyridamole stress thallium scintigraphy, angina symptoms, and exercise tolerance...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332614/serelaxin-for-infant-heart-failure-in-congenital-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Patrick O Myers, Alice Bordessoule, Cécile Tissot
Serelaxin has been studied in trials in adults with acute heart failure, but not in children. We report the first compassionate use of serelaxin in an infant. A 6-month-old girl with dilated cardiomyopathy was placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following cardiac arrest unresponsive to medical treatment. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation weaning failed despite maximal ino-dilator therapy. During the 48-hour infusion of serelaxin, we observed marked improvement in brain natriuretic peptide, left ventricular systolic function, and dilatation...
January 15, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332420/activated-factor-7-versus-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-critical-bleeding-post-cardiac-surgery
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Sarah L Mehringer, Zachary Klick, Jonathan Bain, Elizabeth B McNeely, Sreekumar Subramanian, Lawrence J Pass, Davis Drinkwater, V Seenu Reddy
BACKGROUND: Recombinant and plasma-derived factor products, such as activated factor seven (rFVIIa) and four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4-factor PCC), have been used off-label for bleeding after cardiac surgery, but little evidence has been published regarding their efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in chest tube output in patients who have received 4-factor PCC or rFVIIa for critical postoperative bleeding associated with cardiovascular surgery...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331555/preoperative-thromboelastographic-profile-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-association-of-hypercoagulability-and-decreased-heparin-response
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Zhe Amy Fang, Rachel Bernier, Sirisha Emani, Sitaram Emani, Gregory Matte, James A DiNardo, David Faraoni, Juan C Ibla
OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and thromboelastographic characteristics of patients with congenital heart disease presenting with decreased heparin response before cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single institution, tertiary, academic, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 496 pediatric and adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331272/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-and-new-onset-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-67-063-patients-with-4-165-incident-heart-failure-events
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Jonathan D W Evans, Stephen J H Dobbin, Stephen J Pettit, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Peter Willeit
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically collate and appraise the available evidence regarding the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) and incident heart failure (HF) and the added value of hs-cTn in HF prediction. BACKGROUND: Identification of subjects at high risk for HF and early risk factor modification with medications such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may delay the onset of HF. Hs-cTn has been suggested as a prognostic marker for the incidence of first-ever HF in asymptomatic subjects...
January 3, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331055/the-challenges-and-possibilities-of-public-access-defibrillation
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REVIEW
Mattias Ringh, Jacob Hollenberg, Thea Palsgaard-Moeller, Leif Svensson, Mårten Rosenqvist, Freddy K Lippert, Mads Wissenberg, Carolina Malta Hansen, Andreas Claesson, Soren Viereck, Jolande A Zijlstra, Rudolph W Koster, Johan Herlitz, Marieke T Blom, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Hanno L Tan, Steffie Beesems, Michiel Hulleman, Theresa M Olasveengen, Fredrik Folke
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) is a major health problem that affects approximately four hundred thousand patients annually in the United States alone. It is a major challenge for the emergency medical system since decreased survival rates are directly proportional to the time delay from collapse to defibrillation. Historically, defibrillation has only been performed by physicians and in-hospital. With the development of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), rapid defibrillation by non-medical professionals and subsequently by trained or untrained lay bystanders has become possible...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330646/potential-impact-of-sglt2-inhibitors-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related cardiac dysfunction is thought to be multifactorial, and possibly a key factor for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with DM and preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. Currently, there is no effective treatment for HFpEF, which is presented as LV diastolic dysfunction. Furthermore, it is well known that, in addition to DM, hypertension and overweight/obesity are also important factors associated with HFpEF...
January 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330222/increased-sympathovagal-imbalance-evaluated-by-heart-rate-variability-is-associated-with-decreased-cardiac-t2-and-lv-function-in-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-patients
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Sintip Pattanakuhar, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Adisak Tantiworawit, Sasikarn Konginn, Somdet Srichairattanakool, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Early detection of iron overload cardiomyopathy is an important strategy in decreasing the mortality rate of patients with transfusion dependent thalassemia (TDT).  Although cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T2* is effective in detecting cardiac iron deposition, it is costly and not generally available.  We investigated whether heart rate variability (HRV) can be used as a screening method of iron overload cardiomyopathy in TDT patients.  HRV, evaluated by 24-hour Holter monitoring, non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI), serum ferritin, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and CMR-T2* were determined...
January 12, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329164/a-systematic-review-of-risk-factors-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-after-pediatric-critical-illness
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Alicia G Kachmar, Sharon Y Irving, Cynthia A Connolly, Martha A Q Curley
OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors associated with cognitive impairment as assessed by neuropsychologic tests in neurotypical children after critical illness. DATA SOURCES: For this systematic review, we searched the Cochrane Library, Scopus, PubMed, Ovid, Embase, and CINAHL databases from January 1960 to March 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Included were studies with subjects 3-18 years old at the time of post PICU follow-up evaluation and use of an objective standardized neuropsychologic test with at least one cognitive functioning dimension...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327638/hybrid-and-surgical-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-and-longstanding-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Jose M Sanchez, Ghannam Al-Dosari, Sherman Chu, Ramin Beygui, Tobias Deuse, Nitish Badhwar, Randall J Lee
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The incidence of AF increases with age and is associated with increased stroke, heart failure and mortality. Persistent and long standing persistent AF is difficult to treat and often refractory to medical therapy and catheter ablation. Areas covered: This article reviews the historical development of the surgical Cox-MAZE procedure and current hybrid and minimally invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of persistent and long standing persistent AF...
January 12, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327057/distinguishing-uveitis-secondary-to-sarcoidosis-from-idiopathic-disease-cardiac-implications
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Yong Seop Han, Erick Rivera-Grana, Sherveen Salek, James T Rosenbaum
Importance: Idiopathic disease is the most frequent diagnosis in a uveitis clinic. The need to distinguish sarcoidosis from idiopathic uveitis is controversial. However, cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis can be life-threatening. Objective: To report a series of patients with uveitis and cardiac sarcoidosis to illustrate the importance of categorizing the causes of uveitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective observational case series reviewed the medical records of 249 patients with uveitis who were referred to the Casey Eye Institute between July 1, 2008, and February 28, 2017...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326834/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326821/age-sex-and-gene-expression-score-identifies-a-symptomatic-nondiabetic-male-patient-as-being-at-high-risk-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Ronald J Polinsky
In October 2015, a 74-year-old Caucasian male patient (past medical history of hyperlipidemia, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and hypothyroidism) presented to the cardiologist for follow-up outpatient evaluation of exertional chest pain. The patient had recently been seen at the Emergency Department for the same complaint. At that time, the patient's cardiac markers, EKG, and pharmacological nuclear stress testing were all reported as normal. At presentation to the cardiologist, the patient's physical examination findings were unremarkable...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326507/effect-of-calcium-channel-blockers-on-gingival-tissues-in-hypertensive-patients-in-lagos-nigeria-a-pilot-study
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Kehinde Adesola Umeizudike, Adetokunbo B Olawuyi, Theophilus I Umeizudike, Akinsanya D Olusegun-Joseph, Babawale T Bello
Background: Long-term treatment of common chronic cardiac conditions such as hypertension with calcium channel blockers (CCBs) has long been associated with gingival hyperplasia. This oral side effect may affect esthetics and function, yet often overlooked and therefore underreported among Nigerians. Aim: This study aimed to determine the association of CCBs with gingival overgrowth (GO) in hypertensive patients. Methods: This was a hospital-based, case-control study conducted among 116 hypertensive patients (58 CCB and 58 non-CCB age-matched controls) attending the medical outpatient clinic of a tertiary health institution in Lagos, Nigeria...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326129/machine-learning-algorithm-predicts-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-outcomes-lessons-from-the-companion-trial
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Matthew M Kalscheur, Ryan T Kipp, Matthew C Tattersall, Chaoqun Mei, Kevin A Buhr, David L DeMets, Michael E Field, Lee L Eckhardt, C David Page
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular function and intraventricular conduction delay. However, individual outcomes vary significantly. This study sought to use a machine learning algorithm to develop a model to predict outcomes after CRT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Models were developed with machine learning algorithms to predict all-cause mortality or heart failure hospitalization at 12 months post-CRT in the COMPANION trial (Comparison of Medical Therapy, Pacing, and Defibrillation in Heart Failure)...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326113/acute-heart-failure-with-new-onset-continuous-murmur-in-a-26-year-old-man
#18
Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Wei Huang, Ting-Wei Lin
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 26-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history sensed a momentary retrosternal 'pop' followed by overwhelming dyspnoea, without reporting any prodromal symptoms. At the emergency department, he had a significant tachycardia (170 bpm) and an extreme low diastolic blood pressure (<30 mm Hg). A loud, harsh and continuous murmur could be maximally auscultated at the right lower sternal border. ECG revealed global ST depression with ST elevation in lead aVR...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325812/transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-in-mitral-annulus-calcification-the-art-of-computer-simulation
#19
Júlia Karády, Ioannis Ntalas, Bernard Prendergast, Christopher Blauth, Steven Niederer, Pál Maurovich-Horvat, Ronak Rajani
There is considerable interest in transcatheter prosthetic valve treatment for mitral valve disease in high-risk individuals. Although the presence of mitral annular calcium (MAC) may provide an anchoring zone for such devices, results to date have been modest with reported technical failure rates approaching 30% in specialist centers. This in part relates to the risk of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and device dislodgment but also to the lack of specific imaging guidelines to plan for such procedures...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325367/-effects-of-aerobic-exercise-combined-with-resistance-training-on-the-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-exercise-capacity-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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S X Liu, Y Y Chen, K L Xie, W L Zhang
Objective: To observe the effects of aerobic exercise combined with resistance training on the cardiorespiratory fitness and exercise capacity of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) . Methods: From June 2014 to December 2015, 73 patients with stable CAD in our department were recruited and randomly assigned to two groups: the control group (n=38) and the exercise group (n=35) . Patients in both groups received conventional medical treatment for CAD and related cardiac health education. While for patients in exercise group, a twelve-week aerobic exercise combined with resistance training program were applied on top of conventional treatment and health education...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
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