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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667016/inflammation-and-the-risk-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-ahres-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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Daniele Pastori, Kazuo Miyazawa, Yanguang Li, Farhan Shahid, Hussein Hado, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) are associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism. The characteristics of 'real world' patients developing AHREs are poorly known. METHODS: We included 496 consecutive patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Primary endpoint was occurrence of AHREs, defined as > 175 bpm and lasting > 5 min, in a median follow-up of 16.5 (IQR 3.9-38.6) months (1082...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657146/absence-of-fibrosis-and-inflammation-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-low-to-moderate-disease-activity
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William Bradham, Michelle J Ormseth, Comfort Elumogo, Srikanth Palanisamy, Chia-Ying Liu, Mark A Lawson, Jonathan H Soslow, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, David A Bluemke, C Michael Stein
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of heart failure is increased 2-fold in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); this is not explained by ischemic heart disease or other risk factors for heart failure. We hypothesized that in patients with RA without known heart disease, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) would detect altered cardiac structure, function, and fibrosis. METHODS: We performed 1.5-T cMRI in 59 patients with RA and 56 controls frequency-matched for age, race, and sex, and compared cMRI indices of structure, function, and fibrosis [late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), native T1 mapping, and extracellular volume (ECV)] using Mann-Whitney U tests and linear regression, adjusting for age, race, and sex...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656791/cardiovascular-risk-factors-predicting-cardiac-events-are-different-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-psoriasis
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Roxanne Cooksey, Sinead Brophy, Jonathan Kennedy, Fabiola Fernandez Gutierrez, Tim Pickles, Ruth Davies, Vincent Piguet, Ernest Choy
OBJECTIVES: Increased cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well established. Examining traditional cardiovascular risk factors alone underestimates cardiovascular risk in RA. Systematic inflammation, measured by erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein is also a major risk factor. However, the contribution of traditional cardiovascular risk factors (such as obesity and hyperlipidaemia) compared to inflammation is uncertain in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and RA...
March 17, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655951/acef-score-adapted-to-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-the-acef-stemi-score
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Martin Reindl, Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Christina Tiller, Markus Kofler, Markus Theurl, Nora Klier, Katherina Fleischmann, Agnes Mayr, Benjamin Henninger, Gert Klug, Bernhard Metzler
BACKGROUND: The age, creatinine and ejection fraction (ACEF) score has originally been developed for risk stratification of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. In patients with stable coronary artery disease treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the prognostic accuracy of ACEF could be further improved by modifying the original scoring system (called "modified ACEF" or "ACEF-MDRD"). We aimed to specifically adapt the ACEF score for risk assessment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622969/relationship-between-serum-osteoprotegerin-and-vascular-calcifications-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Tarek Z El Baz, Osama A Khamis, Amal El-Shehaby, Hussein Chahine, Ahmad Alaa Al-Din Ahmed, Mostafa A Alsawasany
Background: Uremia is a vasculopathic process, and both cardiac calcification and vascular calcification seen from the early stages of chronic kidney disease. Osteoprotegerin could play a crucial role in atherosclerotic plaque formation, maturation and calcification. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship of serum osteoprotegerin with vascular calcification in patients with end stage kidney disease who were maintained on regular hemodialysis. Methods: Sixty clinically stable chronic renal failure patients undergoing regular hemodialysis were enrolled in this cross sectional study...
June 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617004/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-cardiovascular-and-renal-events-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-everolimus-eluting-stent-risk-stratification-with-c-reactive-protein
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Kazuhiro Dan, Toru Miyoshi, Makoto Nakahama, Tomofumi Mizuno, Kenzo Kagawa, Yoichiro Naito, Satoshi Kawada, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inflammation play critical roles in atherosclerosis. There is limited evidence regarding the relationship between CKD and patients receiving second-generation drug-eluting stents for coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of CKD on cardiovascular and renal events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with everolimus-eluting stents (EES). METHODS: We analyzed 504 consecutive patients with stable angina pectoris and significant coronary artery stenosis treated with EES...
March 27, 2018: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615540/can-serum-cystatin-c-predict-long-term-survival-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Valentina Rovella, Giulia Marrone, Mariarita Dessì, Michele Ferrannini, Nicola Toschi, Antonio Pellegrino, Maurizio Casasco, Nicola Di Daniele, Annalisa Noce
Renal dysfunction is a risk factor for morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery patients. Serum Cystatin C (sCysC) is a well-recognized marker of early renal dysfunction but few reports evaluate its prognostic cardio-vascular role. The aim of the study is to consider the prognostic value of sCysC for cardiovascular mortality. Four hundred twenty-four cardiac-surgery patients (264 men and 160 women) were enrolled. At admission, all patients were tested for renal function and inflammatory status. Patients were subdivided in subgroups according to the values of the following variables: sCysC, serum Creatinine (sCrea), age, high sensitivity-C Reactive Protein, fibrinogen, surgical procedures and Kaplan-Meier cumulative survival curves were plotted...
March 27, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615435/association-of-biomarker-clusters-with-cardiac-phenotypes-and-mortality-in-patients-with-hiv-infection
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Rebecca Scherzer, Sanjiv J Shah, Eric Secemsky, Javed Butler, Carl Grunfeld, Michael G Shlipak, Priscilla Y Hsue
BACKGROUND: Although individual cardiac biomarkers are associated with heart failure risk and all-cause mortality in HIV-infected individuals, their combined use for prediction has not been well studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Unsupervised k-means cluster analysis was performed blinded to the study outcomes in 332 HIV-infected participants on 8 biomarkers: ST2, NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide), hsCRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein), GDF-15 (growth differentiation factor 15), cystatin C, IL-6 (interleukin-6), D-dimer, and troponin...
April 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574433/concurrent-sweet-s-syndrome-and-myopericarditis-following-mesalamine-therapy
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Samuel A Shabtaie, Nicholas Y Tan, Riddhi S Parikh, Konstantinos A Papadakis
Mesalamine, or 5-aminosalicylic acid, is a frequently used medication for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We report the case of a 40-year-old woman recently diagnosed with IBD and started on mesalamine, who presented with new onset tender skin lesions 3 days following medication administration. One day following the onset of skin lesions, the patient developed acute chest pain, shortness of breath, ECG changes, troponemia, C-reactive protein elevation and pericardial enhancement on cardiac MRI consistent with myopericarditis...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573742/systemic-inflammation-in-dogs-with-advanced-stage-heart-failure
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Aleksandra Domanjko Petrič, Tajda Lukman, Barbara Verk, Alenka Nemec Svete
BACKGROUND: Although human studies have shown that inflammation plays a role in the development of congestive heart failure, scarce information exists on white blood cell count (WBC) and differential cell counts in various stages of heart failure in man and dogs. A few studies demonstrated increased concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), a major acute-phase protein, in cardiac diseases in dogs. Our research aimed to investigate whether CRP concentration, WBC and neutrophil count (NEUT), as markers of systemic inflammation, are elevated in canine cardiovascular patients...
March 24, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572679/copeptin-blood-content-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Stanisław Niemczyk, Longin Niemczyk, Wawrzyniec Żmudzki, Marek Saracyn, Katarzyna Czarzasta, Katarzyna Szamotulska, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska
Plasma content of copeptin increases with the advancement of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate copeptin content as a potential marker of CKD, as a single pathology or with coexisting heart failure. Seventy-six patients were divided into the following groups: Group 1 (control), without CKD and heart failure; Group 2, CKD stage 3a; Group 3, CKD stage 3b; Group 4, CKD stage 4; Group 5, CKD stage 5; and Group 6, CKD stage 3b and heart failure. For all patients, plasma concentrations of copeptin, creatinine, urea, cystatin C, sodium, C-reactive protein (CRP), N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and blood pH were assessed...
March 24, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563779/relationship-between-enteral-nutrition-and-serum-levels-of-inflammatory-factors-and-cardiac-function-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Hong Zhou, HaiXin Qian
Objective: To investigate enteral nutrition's effect on serum inflammatory factors and the cardiac function of malnourished elderly patients with heart failure. Patients and methods: A total of 105 elderly patients with heart failure were randomly divided into 3 groups: Treatment Group A, Treatment Group B, and the Control Group (Group C), each group having 35 patients and being administered conventional heart failure treatment. Group A was treated with 500 mL·d-1 of enteral nutrition for 1 month...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562571/value-of-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging-for-predicting-left-ventricular-function-after-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Yongjuan Luo, Yujie Liu, Xin Guan, Ying Zhang, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the recommended treatment for high risk patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of three dimensional-speckle tracking imaging (3D-STI) on patients diagnosed with NSTEMI undergoing PCI. METHODS: Forty-four NSTEMI patients and 20 healthy subjects that received basic clinical and laboratory examinations were included in our study...
2018: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561311/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-current-recommendations-and-future-directions
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Andrea I Guaricci, Delia De Santis, Mark G Rabbat, Gianluca Pontone
: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have proven to be the most effective preventive therapy of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Based on current guidelines, the indication for prophylactic ICD therapy is primarily based on a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) less than 35%. However, patients with low LVEF may never have an arrhythmic event while patients with normal to moderately reduced LVEF, who are traditionally felt to be at lower risk, can experience SCD. Therefore, LVEF alone is not an ideal risk stratification parameter to determine ICD therapy...
May 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552914/identification-of-novel-hemostatic-biomarkers-of-adverse-clinical-events-in-patients-implanted-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Nathan McClane, Walter Jeske, Jeanine M Walenga, Vicki Escalante, Debra Hoppensteadt, Jeffrey Schwartz, Mamdouh Bakhos
Heart failure affects over 5 million people in the United States. Its rising prevalence and the limited supply of donor hearts is increasing the use of mechanical cardiac support with the implantation of continuous-flow ventricular assist devices (CF-VAD). Patients with CF-VAD implants are at risk of complications, specifically adverse hemostatic events such as nonsurgical bleeding and thrombosis. Development of a pump thrombus requires clinical intervention and/or surgical replacement significantly increasing the risk of patient morbidity and mortality...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551055/a-score-for-decision-making-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-multivessel-disease
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Hae Chang Jeong, Joon Ho Ahn, Min Chul Kim, Doo Sun Sim, Keun Ho Park, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Kiyuk Chang, Youngkeun Ahn
Background/Aims: The optimal percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with multivessel disease (MVD) is uncertain. This study was designed to develop a novel and simple tool for assessing an individualized and optimized PCI strategy in AMI patients with MVD. Methods: In total, 5,025 patients with AMI from nine centers at two universities were enrolled in the prospective Convergent Registry of Catholic and Chonnam University for Acute Myocardial Infarction (COREA-AMI) registry from January 2004 through December 2009...
March 20, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548760/clozapine-induced-cardiomyopathy-and-myocarditis-monitoring-a-systematic-review
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Kristen N Knoph, Robert J Morgan, Brian A Palmer, Kathryn M Schak, Amanda C Owen, Megan R Leloux, Mayur Patel, Jonathan G Leung
The use of clozapine requires monitoring the absolute neutrophil count because of the risk of agranulocytosis, but other potentially fatal adverse events associated with clozapine (specifically, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy) do not have mandatory procedures. We performed a systematic review of English-language articles to synthesize an evidence-based approach for myocarditis and cardiomyopathy monitoring. Articles published from January 1988 through February 2017 were identified through a search of Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, Ovid Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar...
March 13, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544958/reg3%C3%AE-is-associated-with-cardiac-inflammation-and-provides-prognostic-information-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Holger Lörchner, Christian Widera, Yunlong Hou, Albrecht Elsässer, Henning Warnecke, Evangelos Giannitsis, Jean-Sebastien Hulot, Thomas Braun, Kai C Wollert, Jochen Pöling
BACKGROUND: Regenerating islet-derived protein 3 beta (Reg3β) is a cardiomyocyte-derived chemokine for macrophages that is upregulated after myocardial infarction (MI) in mice. Here, we hypothesized that monitoring Reg3β expression might provide specific information on the degree of cardiac inflammation, which is a key determinant in disease progression and prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: The expression of Reg3β and other inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein (CRP) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) was measured by immunoblotting at serial time points in the hearts and serum of mice with acute MI...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544658/impact-of-internal-and-external-electrical-cardioversion-on-cardiac-specific-enzymes-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
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Philipp Stieger, Obaida R Rana, Erol Saygili, Haschmatulla Zazai, Thomas Rauwolf, Conrad Genz, Rajen Bali, Ruediger C Braun-Dullaeus, Samir M Said
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) shocks can cause myocardial injury, contributing to the progression of the underlying heart disease. The aim was to evaluate whether internal electrical cardioversion (int-CV) via the ICD or conventional external CV (ext-CV) of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) in heart failure (HF) patients induces myocardial injury and initiates inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 115 HF patients with an ejection fraction between 20% and 45% were prospectively enrolled...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534446/chemotherapeutic-induced-cardiovascular-dysfunction-physiological-effects-early-detection-the-role-of-telomerase-to-counteract-mitochondrial-defects-and-oxidative-stress
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Nabeel Quryshi, Laura E Norwood Toro, Karima Ait-Aissa, Amanda Kong, Andreas M Beyer
Although chemotherapeutics can be highly effective at targeting malignancies, their ability to trigger cardiovascular morbidity is clinically significant. Chemotherapy can adversely affect cardiovascular physiology, resulting in the development of cardiomyopathy, heart failure and microvascular defects. Specifically, anthracyclines are known to cause an excessive buildup of free radical species and mitochondrial DNA damage (mt DNA) that can lead to oxidative stress-induced cardiovascular apoptosis. Therefore, oncologists and cardiologists maintain a network of communication when dealing with patients during treatment in order to treat and prevent chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular damage; however, there is a need to discover more accurate biomarkers and therapeutics to combat and predict the onset of cardiovascular side effects...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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