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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29878156/management-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-translating-guidelines-into-practice-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Kristina H Haugaa, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Konstantinos Iliodromitis, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Germanas Marinskis, Joaquin Osca, Daniel Scherr, Nikolaos Dagres
Prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a partly unsolved task in cardiology. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of SCD published in 2015 considered the new insights of the natural history of diseases predisposing to SCD. The guidelines improved strategies for management of patients at risk of SCD and included both drug and device therapies. The intention of this survey was to evaluate the extent of the disparities between daily clinical practice and the 2015 SCD ESC guidelines among electrophysiology centres in Europe...
June 5, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
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REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661196/the-women-s-heart-health-programme-a-pilot-trial-of-sex-specific-cardiovascular-management
#3
Ting Ting Low, Siew Pang Chan, Shin Hnin Wai, Zhou Ang, Kyu Kyu, Kim Yee Lee, Anne Ching, Sarah Comer, Naomi Qiu Pin Tan, Elizabeth Grace Hui En Thong, Tracy Nang, Mohan Dutta, Carolyn S P Lam
BACKGROUND: There is increasing knowledge of sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease and recognition of sex disparities in management. In our study, we investigated whether a cardiovascular programme tailored to the specific needs of women could lead to improved outcomes. METHODS: We randomised 100 female patients to receive cardiology follow-up with the conventional sex-neutral cardiac programme (control), or the sex-tailored Women's Heart Health Programme (intervention)...
April 16, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529170/focus-cardiac-ultrasound-core-curriculum-and-core-syllabus-of-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging%C3%A2
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Aleksandar N Neskovic, Henry Skinner, Susanna Price, Gabriele Via, Stefan De Hert, Ivan Stankovic, Maurizio Galderisi, Erwan Donal, Denisa Muraru, Erik Sloth, Luna Gargani, Nuno Cardim, Alexandros Stefanidis, Matteo Cameli, Gilbert Habib, Bernard Cosyns, Patrizio Lancellotti, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A Popescu
There is a growing trend of using ultrasound examination of the heart as a first-line diagnostic tool for initial patient evaluation in acute settings. Focus cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is a standardized but restricted cardiac ultrasound examination that may be undertaken by a range of medical professionals with diverse backgrounds. The intention of this core curriculum and syllabus is to define a unifying framework for educational and training processes/programmes that should result in competence in FoCUS for various medical professionals dealing with diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies...
February 26, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462823/early-psychological-counseling-for-the-prevention-of-posttraumatic-stress-induced-by-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-mi-sprint-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roland von Känel, Jürgen Barth, Mary Princip, Rebecca E Meister-Langraf, Jean-Paul Schmid, Hansjörg Znoj, Claudia Herbert, Ulrich Schnyder
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)-induced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and clinically significant PTSD symptoms (PTSS) are found in 4 and 12% of patients, respectively. We hypothesized that trauma-focused counseling prevents the incidence of ACS-induced PTSS. METHODS: Within 48 h of hospital admission, 190 patients with high distress during ACS were randomized to a single-session intervention of either trauma-focused counseling or an active control intervention targeting the general role of stress in patients with heart disease...
2018: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364732/improving-practice-guideline-adherence-through-peer-feedback-impact-of-an-ambulatory-cardiology-curriculum
#6
Karl M Richardson, Jai Singh, Dan Muñoz, Julie B Damp, Lisa A Mendes
PROBLEM: Graduate medical trainees must be prepared to practice in a quality-driven system that values adherence to and documentation of evidence-based care. Few validated approaches exist to teach these skills. Our objective was to develop, implement, and evaluate an ambulatory practice improvement curriculum capitalizing on peer feedback aimed at improving cardiology fellow guideline knowledge, adherence, and chart documentation. INTERVENTION: Four outpatient topics were reviewed in dedicated 1-hour sessions: stable ischemic heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and aortic valvular disease...
January 24, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362176/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-the-society-of-cardiovascular-anesthesiologists-and-the-american-society-of-extracorporeal-technology-clinical-practice-guidelines-anticoagulation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Linda Shore-Lesserson, Robert A Baker, Victor A Ferraris, Philip E Greilich, David Fitzgerald, Philip Roman, John W Hammon
Despite more than a half century of "safe" cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the evidence base surrounding the conduct of anticoagulation therapy for CPB has not been organized into a succinct guideline. For this and other reasons, there is enormous practice variability relating to the use and dosing of heparin, monitoring heparin anticoagulation, reversal of anticoagulation, and the use of alternative anticoagulants. To address this and other gaps, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology developed an Evidence Based Workgroup...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350511/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-cardiology-econsults-for-medicaid-patients
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Daren Anderson, Victor Villagra, Emil N Coman, Ianita Zlateva, Alex Hutchinson, Jose Villagra, J Nwando Olayiwola
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of electronic consultations (eConsults) for cardiology compared with traditional face-to-face consults. STUDY DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis for a subset of Medicaid-insured patients in a cluster-randomized trial of eConsults versus the traditional face-to-face consultation process in a statewide federally qualified health center. METHODS: A total of 369 Medicaid patients were referred for cardiology consultations by primary care providers who were randomly assigned to use either eConsults or their usual face-to-face referral process...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346209/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-the-society-of-cardiovascular-anesthesiologists-and-the-american-society-of-extracorporeal-technology-clinical-practice-guidelines-anticoagulation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#9
Linda Shore-Lesserson, Robert A Baker, Victor A Ferraris, Philip E Greilich, David Fitzgerald, Philip Roman, John W Hammon
Despite more than a half century of "safe" cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the evidence base surrounding the conduct of anticoagulation therapy for CPB has not been organized into a succinct guideline. For this and other reasons, there is enormous practice variability relating to the use and dosing of heparin, monitoring heparin anticoagulation, reversal of anticoagulation, and the use of alternative anticoagulants. To address this and other gaps, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology developed an Evidence Based Workgroup...
February 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315731/understanding-patients-and-spouses-experiences-of-patient-education-following-a-cardiac-event-and-eliciting-attitudes-and-preferences-towards-incorporating-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-training-a-qualitative-study
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Susie Cartledge, Susan Feldman, Janet E Bray, Dion Stub, Judith Finn
AIM: The aim of this study was to gain a comprehensive perspective about the experience of patient and spousal education following an acute cardiac event. The second objective was to elicit an understanding of patient and spousal attitudes, preferences and intentions towards future cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. BACKGROUND: Patients with cardiovascular disease require comprehensive patient and family education to ensure adequate long-term disease management...
May 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705926/incidental-findings-on-myocardial-perfusion-spect-images
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REVIEW
Razi Muzaffar, Osama Raslan, Fatma Ahmed, Leonard Goldfarb, Barbara Sterkel, Medhat M Osman
Myocardial perfusion SPECT plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, providing a noninvasive tool to monitor ischemia and infarction. The findings can have a profound impact on diagnosis and management in these patients. However, incidental noncardiac findings on myocardial perfusion SPECT images can also affect management. These noncardiac subtleties are most often detected on the rotating raw SPECT images, which are often overlooked. The intent of this pictorial essay is to illustrate several subtle noncardiac abnormalities within nuclear cardiac imaging that can have an impact on patient management and follow-up...
September 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691508/substantial-improvement-of-primary-cardiovascular-prevention-by-a-systematic-score-based-multimodal-approach-a-randomized-trial-the-preford-study
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Detlef Bernd Gysan, Stefanie Millentrup, Christian Albus, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Joachim Latsch, Helmut Gohlke, Gerd Herold, Karl Wegscheider, Christian Heming, Melchior Seyfarth, Hans-Georg Predel
Trial design Prospective randomized multicentre interventional study. Methods Individual cardiovascular risk assessment in Ford Company, Germany employees ( n = 4.196), using the European Society of Cardiology-Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (ESC-SCORE) for classification into three risk groups. Subjects assigned to ESC high-risk group (ESC-SCORE ≥ 5%), without a history of cardiovascular disease were eligible for randomization to a multimodal 15-week intervention programme (INT) or to usual care and followed up for 36 months...
September 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667492/inflammation-cause-or-consequence-of-heart-failure-or-both
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REVIEW
Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the intention to summarize the currently available evidence on the pathophysiological relevance of inflammation in heart failure, this review addresses the question whether inflammation is a cause or consequence of heart failure, or both. RECENT FINDINGS: This review discusses the diversity (sterile, para-inflammation, chronic inflammation) and sources of inflammation and gives an overview of how inflammation (local versus systemic) can trigger heart failure...
August 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492084/prehospital-triage-of-patients-suffering-severe-dyspnoea-using-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-the-prebnp-trial-a-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
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Morten T Bøtker, Maren T Jørgensen, Carsten Stengaard, Sophie-Charlott Seidenfaden, Mona Tarpgaard, Asger Granfeldt, Tanja Ø Mortensen, Thorbjørn Grøfte, Kristian D Friesgaard, Rikke Mærkedahl, Anette B Pedersen, Simon Lundorff, Troels Martin Hansen, Hans Kirkegaard, Erika F Christensen, Christian J Terkelsen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the addition of brain natriuretic peptide measurement to the routine diagnostic work-up by prehospital critical care team physicians improves triage in patients with severe dyspnoea. METHODS: Prehospital critical care team physicians randomly assigned patients older than 18 years with severe dyspnoea to routine diagnostic work-up or diagnostic work-up with incorporated point-of-care N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) measurement...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347451/the-role-of-computerized-diagnostic-proposals-in-the-interpretation-of-the-12-lead-electrocardiogram-by-cardiology-and-non-cardiology-fellows
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Tomas Novotny, Raymond Bond, Irena Andrsova, Lumir Koc, Martina Sisakova, Dewar Finlay, Daniel Guldenring, Jindrich Spinar, Marek Malik
INTRODUCTION: Most contemporary 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) devices offer computerized diagnostic proposals. The reliability of these automated diagnoses is limited. It has been suggested that incorrect computer advice can influence physician decision-making. This study analyzed the role of diagnostic proposals in the decision process by a group of fellows of cardiology and other internal medicine subspecialties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A set of 100 clinical 12-lead ECG tracings was selected covering both normal cases and common abnormalities...
May 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344147/evaluation-of-deprescribing-amiodarone-after-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-illness
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Areerut Leelathanalerk, Wannisa Dongtai, Yvonne Huckleberry, Brian Kopp, John Bloom, Joseph Alpert
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shed light on the continued prescription of inpatient medications upon hospital discharge, despite the original intent of short-term inpatient therapy. Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic associated with significant adverse effects with long-term use, is commonly used for new-onset atrial fibrillation in critical illness (NAFCI). Although it is often preferred in this setting of hemodynamic instability, a prescription for long-term use should be carefully considered, preferably by a cardiologist...
July 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166827/the-polypill-approach-an-innovative-strategy-to-improve-cardiovascular-health-in-europe
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REVIEW
Valentín Fuster, Francesc Gambús, Aldo Patriciello, Margaretha Hamrin, Diederick E Grobbee
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of disability and premature death. Despite European guidelines advocating the use of medical therapies in CVD, many patients still do not achieve the guideline-recommended treatment, which highlights the need for change and innovations in this field. This requirement has been widely recognised by the national ministries of health, several European cardiology societies, and the European Parliament, who support the initiation of strategies to improve and promote cardiovascular health...
February 7, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137935/meal-timing-and-frequency-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#18
REVIEW
Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Jamy Ard, Monica L Baskin, Stephanie E Chiuve, Heather M Johnson, Penny Kris-Etherton, Krista Varady
Eating patterns are increasingly varied. Typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals are difficult to distinguish because skipping meals and snacking have become more prevalent. Such eating styles can have various effects on cardiometabolic health markers, namely obesity, lipid profile, insulin resistance, and blood pressure. In this statement, we review the cardiometabolic health effects of specific eating patterns: skipping breakfast, intermittent fasting, meal frequency (number of daily eating occasions), and timing of eating occasions...
February 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089498/anticoagulants-in-ischemia-guided-management-of-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
#19
REVIEW
Martin Mayer
BACKGROUND: The most recent joint guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) on the management of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) are a result of a substantial and considered undertaking, and those involved deserve much recognition for their efforts. However, the handling of anticoagulants seems somewhat inadequate, and this is a highly-relevant matter when managing NSTE-ACS. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: Among areas of potential uncertainty, emergency medicine professionals might still be left wondering about the particulars of anticoagulant therapy when pursuing ischemia-guided management of NSTE-ACS (that is, managing NSTE-ACS without an intent for early invasive measures, such as coronary angiography and revascularization)...
March 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924467/indian-pediatric-postgraduate-s-perspective-on-future-career-intentions
#20
Latha M Sneha, Manipriya Ravindran, Rekha Kumar, Padmasani Venkatraman, Julius Scott, LakshmiNarayan Kannan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors that influence Pediatric residents to pursue a subspecialty career and establish their choice of future workplace. METHODS: The present questionnaire based study was conducted during a National level pediatric post graduate exam refresher course in Chennai, India and involved Pediatric residents from all parts of India. Datas was analysed with the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS, version 18.0). RESULTS: Seventy five respondents participated in the study...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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