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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647935/evaluation-of-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-using-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-prognostic-implications-of-mildly-abnormal-scans
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Ronen Goldkorn, Alexey Naimushin, Roy Beigel, Ekaterina Naimushin, Michael Narodetski, Shlomi Matetzky
BACKGROUND: While patients presenting to emergency departments (ER) with chest pain are increasingly managed in chest pain units (CPU) that utilize accelerated diagnostic protocols for risk stratification, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), data are lacking regarding the prognostic implications of mildly abnormal scans in this population. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic implications of mildly abnormal SPECT MPI results in patients with acute chest pain...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637780/sex-based-differences-in-the-performance-of-the-heart-score-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-chest-pain
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Ingrid E M Bank, Vince C de Hoog, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Gerard Pasterkamp, Pieter A Doevendans, Hester M den Ruijter, Geertje Dalmeijer, Thierry X Wildbergh, Arend Mosterd, Leo Timmers
BACKGROUND: Sex-based differences in clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and outcomes of patients with acute chest pain are increasingly being recognized, but are not implemented in guidelines and clinical prediction tools. We evaluated the performance of the HEART score in women versus men, because sex-based differences may exist among the algorithm's components: history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and admission troponin level. METHODS AND RESULTS: The HEART score was retrospectively assessed in 831 women and 1084 men presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, assigning patients to the low-, intermediate-, or high-risk category for the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 6 weeks...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625240/-dynamic-changes-of-complement-level-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-its-relationships-with-myocardial-injury
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Aihong Shao, Xin Qi, Qi Li, Wenjun Jia, Liping Wei, Wenguang Hou, Yanfang Qi, Yue Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study relationships between myocardial injury and the levels of serum complement C3, C4 and C5b-9 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: A retrospectively analysis was conducted. 170 ACS patients [including 110 cases of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 60 cases of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS)] with ischemic chest pain or chest discomfort onset within the prior 12 hours admitted to the cardiology department of Tianjin Union Medicine Center from January 2014 to July 2016 were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623174/sex-differences-in-the-management-and-5-year-outcome-of-young-patients-55y-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Avi Sabbag, Shlomi Matetzky, Avital Porter, Zaza Iakobishvili, Mady Moriel, Donna Zwas, Paul Fefer, Elad Asher, Roy Beigel, Shmuel Gottlieb, Ilan Goldenberg, Amit Segev
BACKGROUND: Young women are usually protected against coronary artery disease due to hormonal and risk-factor profile. Previous studies have suggested poorer outcome in women hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome as compared to men. However, when adjusted to age and other risk factors, this difference does not remain significant. We compared the risk-profile and outcome between young (≤55) women and men admitted with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics, management strategies, and outcomes of men and women ≤55y enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) between 2000 and 2013...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616559/gender-differences-in-the-prevalence-of-coronary-artery-tortuosity-and-its-association-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Joseph Chiha, Paul Mitchell, Bamini Gopinath, George Burlutsky, Pramesh Kovoor, Aravinda Thiagalingam
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the significance of severe coronary tortuosity (SCT) despite it being a relatively common finding on coronary angiography. We examined whether the presence of tortuosity was influenced by gender or cardiac risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 870 patients (Men = 589, Women = 281) who presented to Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia for invasive coronary angiography for the assessment of chest pain due to suspected CAD...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575245/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-versus-surgical-myotomy-for-primary-achalasia-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-74-patients
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S de Pascale, A Repici, F Puccetti, E Carlani, R Rosati, U Fumagalli
Achalasia is a neurodegenerative motility disorder of the esophagus; dysphagia, weight loss, chest pain, and regurgitation are its main symptoms. Surgical myotomy (HM) is considered the gold standard treatment. However, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) seems to be a safe and effective alternative option. The aim of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of these techniques. From March 2012 to June 2015, 74 patients with symptomatic primary achalasia underwent myotomy. The two groups were compared in terms of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes and Eckardt score at last follow-up...
August 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572221/the-2016-update-to-nice-cg95-guideline-for-the-investigation-of-new-onset-stable-chest-pain-more-innovation-but-at-a-cost
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Khaled Alfakih, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published an update on its guideline on chest pain of recent onset in 2016. The new guideline makes three key changes to the 2010 version. NICE recommend that the previously proposed pre-test probability risk score should no longer be used. They also recommend that a calcium score of zero should no longer be used to rule out coronary artery disease in patients with low pre-test probability. However, the most radical change is that NICE now recommend that all patients with new onset chest pain should be investigated with a computerised tomography coronary angiogram as a first-ine investigation...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534694/the-heart-score-for-early-rule-out-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patricia Van Den Berg, Richard Body
AIMS: The objective of this systematic review was to summarise the current evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events in patients presenting with undifferentiated chest pain to the emergency department. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two investigators independently searched Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases between 2008 and May 2016 identifying eligible studies providing diagnostic accuracy data on the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events as the primary outcome...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515106/direct-comparison-of-2-rule-out-strategies-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-2-h-accelerated-diagnostic-protocol-vs-2-h-algorithm
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Karin Wildi, Louise Cullen, Raphael Twerenbold, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini-Giménez, Christian Puelacher, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Patrick Badertscher, Karin Grimm, Nikola Kozhuharov, Claudia Stelzig, Michael Freese, Katharina Rentsch, Jens Lohrmann, Wanda Kloos, Andreas Buser, Tobias Reichlin, John Pickering, Martin Than, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: We compared 2 high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)-based 2-h strategies in patients presenting with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to the emergency department (ED): the 2-h accelerated diagnostic protocol (2h-ADP) combining hs-cTn, electrocardiogram, and a risk score, and the 2-h algorithm exclusively based on hs-cTn concentrations and their absolute changes. METHODS: Analyses were performed in 2 independent diagnostic cohorts [European Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation (APACE) study, Australian-New Zealand 2-h Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol to Assess patients with chest Pain symptoms using contemporary Troponins as the only biomarker (ADAPT) study] employing hs-cTnT (Elecsys) and hs-cTnI (Architect)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513229/abo-blood-group-is-a-risk-factor-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-poor-blood-pressure-control
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Bingyang Zhou, Naqiong Wu, Chenggang Zhu, Ying Gao, Yuanlin Guo, Ping Qing, Xiaolin Li, Yao Wang, Qian Dong, Jianjun Li
BACKGROUND: Few studies had examined the role of ABO blood groups on CAD in hypertensive patients with different blood pressure (BP) controls. METHODS: A total of 2708 patients with primary hypertension (HTN) were consecutively enrolled and underwent coronary angiography (CAG) due to angina-like chest pain. The severity of coronary artery stenosis was assessed by Gensini score (GS). Patients were divided into two groups due to results of CAG: HTN with CAD (n = 2185) and HTN without CAD (n = 523)...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500753/a-0h-1h-protocol-for-safe-early-discharge-of-chest-pain-patients
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Arash Mokhtari, Bertil Lindahl, Alexandru Schiopu, Troels Yndigegn, Ardavan Khoshnood, Patrik Gilje, Ulf Ekelund
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines recommend a 0h/1h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) diagnostic strategy in acute chest pain patients. There is however little data on the performance of this strategy when combined with clinical risk stratification. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of an accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP) using the 0h/1h hs-cTnT strategy together with an adapted Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and ECG for ruling out major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459622/respiratory-symptoms-items-from-the-copd-assessment-test-identify-ever-smokers-with-preserved-lung-function-at-higher-risk-for-poor-respiratory-outcomes-an-analysis-of-the-subpopulations-and-intermediate-outcome-measures-in-copd-study-cohort
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Carlos H Martinez, Susan Murray, R Graham Barr, Eugene Bleecker, Russell P Bowler, Stephanie A Christenson, Alejandro P Comellas, Christopher B Cooper, David Couper, Gerard J Criner, Jeffrey L Curtis, Mark T Dransfield, Nadia N Hansel, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Jerry A Krishnan, Stephen C Lazarus, Nancy K Leidy, Wanda O'Neal, Fernando J Martinez, Robert Paine, Stephen I Rennard, Donald P Tashkin, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han
RATIONALE: Ever-smokers without airflow obstruction scores greater than or equal to 10 on the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) still have frequent acute respiratory disease events (exacerbation-like), impaired exercise capacity, and imaging abnormalities. Identification of these subjects could provide new opportunities for targeted interventions. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the four respiratory-related items of the CAT might be useful for identifying such individuals, with discriminative ability similar to CAT, which is an eight-item questionnaire used to assess chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact, including nonrespiratory questions, with scores ranging from 0 to 40...
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454833/changes-in-cardiovascular-medication-after-coronary-artery-calcium-scanning-and-normal-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-symptomatic-patients
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Elsemiek M Engbers, Jorik R Timmer, Mohamed Mouden, Siert Knollema, Pieter L Jager, Jan Paul Ottervanger
The impact of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring on subsequent changes in cardiovascular medication use in symptomatic patients with normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) findings is not well established. The aim of the current study was to evaluate changes in aspirin and statin use in patients suspected for coronary artery disease after CAC scoring and normal single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) MPI. METHODS: In the current study, 1,033 stable symptomatic patients without a known history of coronary artery disease with normal SPECT MPI who underwent concomitant CAC scoring were included...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437795/effect-of-using-the-heart-score-in-patients-with-chest-pain-in-the-emergency-department-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Judith M Poldervaart, Johannes B Reitsma, Barbra E Backus, Hendrik Koffijberg, Rolf F Veldkamp, Monique E Ten Haaf, Yolande Appelman, Herman F J Mannaerts, Jan-Melle van Dantzig, Madelon van den Heuvel, Mohamed El Farissi, Bernard J W M Rensing, Nicolette M S K J Ernst, Ineke M C Dekker, Frank R den Hartog, Thomas Oosterhof, Ghizelda R Lagerweij, Eugene M Buijs, Maarten W J van Hessen, Marcel A J Landman, Roland R J van Kimmenade, Luc Cozijnsen, Jeroen J J Bucx, Clara E E van Ofwegen-Hanekamp, Maarten-Jan Cramer, A Jacob Six, Pieter A Doevendans, Arno W Hoes
Background: The HEART (History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk factors, and initial Troponin) score is an easy-to-apply instrument to stratify patients with chest pain according to their short-term risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), but its effect on daily practice is unknown. Objective: To measure the effect of use of the HEART score on patient outcomes and use of health care resources. Design: Stepped-wedge, cluster randomized trial...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435499/the-fast-and-the-furious-low-risk-chest-pain-and-the-rapid-rule-out-protocol
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REVIEW
Maite Anna Huis In 't Veld, Louise Cullen, Simon A Mahler, Barbra E Backus, Zachary D W Dezman, Amal Mattu
Accelerated diagnostic pathways (ADP) have been designed to identify low-risk chest pain patients in the emergency department. This review article discusses the Asia-Pacific Evaluation of Chest Pain Trial (ASPECT) score, the Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol for Chest Pain Trial (ADAPT) score, the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest Pain Score (EDACS), the HEARTScore and the HEART pathway. These ADPs have been validated in various studies and aid the emergency provider with identifying the low-risk chest pain patient who is appropriate for discharge home, while at the same time highlighting those patients who would benefit from further in-patient work up...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430850/trends-in-hospitalization-for-hypertensive-emergency-and-relationship-of-end-organ-damage-with-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Shantanu Patil, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Larry Jacobs, Susan P Steigerwalt, Matthew W Martinez
BACKGROUND: There are no comprehensive guidelines on management of hypertensive emergency (HTNE) and complications. Despite advances in antihypertensive medications HTNE is accompanied with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We queried the 2002-2012 nationwide inpatient sample database to identify patients with HTNE. Trends in incidence of HTNE and in-hospital mortality were analyzed. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between end-organ complications and in-hospital mortality...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416165/influence-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-prediction-and-timing-of-cardiac-events-after-exercise-echocardiogram-testing-without-ischemia
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Sonia Velasco Del Castillo, Ane Antón Ladislao, Verónica Gómez Sánchez, José Juan Onaindia Gandarias, Ángela Cacicedo Fernández de Bobadilla, Ibon Rodríguez Sánchez, Eva Laraudogoitia Zaldumbide
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: There have been no analyses of the influence of cardiovascular risk as a predictor of events in patients with exercise echocardiography (EE) without ischemia. Our objective was to determine the predictors of cardiac events, paying special attention to cardiovascular risk. METHODS: This study included 1640 patients with EE without ischemia. Of these, there were 1206 with no previously known coronary artery disease (CAD), whose risk of a fatal cardiovascular disease event was estimated according to the European SCORE (Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation) risk assessment system, and 434 with known CAD...
April 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389572/prognostic-value-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-insights-from-the-promise-trial-prospective-multicenter-imaging-study-for-evaluation-of-chest-pain
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Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik, James E Udelson, Michael H Picard, Quynh A Truong, Manesh R Patel, Megan Huang, Michael Pencina, Daniel B Mark, John F Heitner, Christopher B Fordyce, Patricia A Pellikka, Jean-Claude Tardif, Matthew Budoff, George Nahhas, Benjamin Chow, Andrzej S Kosinski, Kerry L Lee, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of patients with stable chest pain relies on the prognostic information provided by noninvasive cardiovascular testing, but there are limited data from randomized trials comparing anatomic with functional testing. METHODS: In the PROMISE trial (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain), patients with stable chest pain and intermediate pretest probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) were randomly assigned to functional testing (exercise electrocardiography, nuclear stress, or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378340/long-term-prognostic-value-of-peak-exercise-echocardiogram-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-chest-pain
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German Merchan Ortega, Juan Carlos Bonaque Gonzalez, Alejandro Dionisio Sanchez Espino, Maria Jose Aguado Martin, Francisco Navarro Garcia, Fuensanta Ruiz Lopez, Francisco Ramos Perales, Jose Luis Zamorano Gomez
INTRODUCTION: Peak exercise echocardiogram (EEcho) has shown reasonable sensitivity and specificity in detecting significant coronary artery disease (CAD). The objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of EEcho in patients hospitalized for acute chest pain (CP) and its additional prognostic information regarding exercise electrocardiogram test (EECG). METHODS: Prospective observational study performed between May 2011 and September 2013, including 250 patients consecutively admitted for acute CP with normal cardiac biomarkers and nondiagnostic electrocardiogram...
April 5, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377546/high-prevalence-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-saudi-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion
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Ahmed L Fathala, Salwa Q Bukhari, Mohamed Shoukri, Hani El Sergani, Bandar Al-Ghamdi, Abdulaziz Al-Sugair
BACKGROUND: Normal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has a high negative predictive value for ischemic heart disease. Thus, the presence of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis detected by coronary artery calcification (CAC) score in patients who have under-gone SPECT MPI is unknown. OBJECTIVES: Determine the prevalence of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients with normal SPECT MPI and examine the association of CAC with conventional coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors...
March 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
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