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risk evaluation in coronary syndrome

Violeta González-Salvado, Cristian Abelairas-Gómez, Carlos Peña-Gil, Carmen Neiro-Rey, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez
AIM: Early basic life support is crucial to enhance survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but rates remain low, especially in households. High-risk groups' training has been advocated, but the optimal method is unclear. The CArdiac REhabilitation and BAsic life Support (CAREBAS) project aims to compare the effectiveness of two basic life support educational strategies implemented in a cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: A community intervention study including consecutive patients enrolled on an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program after acute coronary syndrome or revascularization was conducted...
March 12, 2018: Resuscitation
Taysir S Garadah, Khalid Bin Thani, Leena Sulibech, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohamed E Al Alawi, Haytham Amin
Background: Risk factors and short-term mortality in patients presented with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Bahrain has not been evaluated before. Aim: In this prospective observational study, we aim to determine the clinical risk profiles of patients with ACS in Bahrain and describe the incidence, pattern of presentation and predictors of in-hospital clinical outcomes after admission. Methods: Patients with ACS were prospectively enrolled over a 12 month period...
2018: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Paul I Musey, John A Lee, Cassandra A Hall, Jeffrey A Kline
BACKGROUND: Approximately 80% of patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with chest pain do not have any true cardiopulmonary emergency such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, psychological contributors such as anxiety are thought to be present in up to 58%, but often remain undiagnosed leading to chronic chest pain and ED recidivism. METHODS: To evaluate ED provider beliefs and their usual practices regarding the approach and disposition of patients with low risk chest pain associated with anxiety, we constructed a 22-item survey using a modified Delphi technique...
March 14, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
Diego Castini, Marco Centola, Giulia Ferrante, Sara Cazzaniga, Simone Persampieri, Stefano Lucreziotti, Diego Salerno-Uriarte, Carlo Sponzilli, Stefano Carugo
BACKGROUND: Compare the discriminative performance of two validated bleeding risk models for in-hospital bleeding events in a non-selected cohort of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. METHODS: CRUSADE (Can Rapid risk stratification of Unstable angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with Early implementation of the ACC/AHA Guidelines) and ACUITY-HORIZONS (Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage strategY-Harmonizing Outcomes with Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction) scores were calculated in 501 consecutive patients (median age 68 years (IQR 57-77), 31% female) admitted for ACS to the coronary care unit (CCU) of San Paolo Hospital in Milan (Italy)...
March 2, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Charles S Briggs, Joshua A Sibille, Halim Yammine, Jocelyn K Ballast, William Anderson, Tzvi Nussbaum, Timothy S Roush, Frank R Arko
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been shown to reduce mortality in the emergent repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, long-term survival data for this group of patients are lacking with contemporary endovascular endografts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate both 30-day mortality rates and 1-year survival in patients undergoing emergent EVAR in a 43-facility hospital system with a quaternary referral center with an established ruptured aneurysm protocol...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jacob A Udell, Gregg C Fonarow, Thomas M Maddox, Christopher P Cannon, W Frank Peacock, Warren K Laskey, Maria V Grau-Sepulveda, Eric E Smith, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric D Peterson, Deepak L Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Sex-based differences in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) mortality may attenuate with age due to better symptom recognition and prompt care. Hypothesis Age is a modifier of temporal trends in sex-based differences in ACS care. METHODS: Among 104,817 eligible patients with ACS enrolled in the AHA GWTG-CAD registry between 2003-2008, care and in-hospital mortality were evaluated stratified by sex and age (<65 years and ≥65 years). Temporal trends within sex and age groups were assessed for two care processes: the percentage of patients with ST-elevation MI (STEMI) presenting to PCI capable hospitals with a door-to-balloon time ≤ 90 minutes (DTB90) and the proportion of eligible patients with ACS treated with aspirin within 24 hours of presentation...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
X Y Zhao, J X Li, X F Tang, J J Xu, Y Song, H H Wang, L J Xu, J Chen, Y Zhang, L Song, L J Gao, S B Qiao, Y J Yang, R L Gao, B Xu, J Q Yuan
Objective: To evaluate the prognostic value of Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events(GRACE) discharge score for long-term out-of-hospital death in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) after drug-eluting stents (DES) and with Dual-antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT). Methods: Our study was a prospective, observational, single center (Fuwai Hospital of China) study.A total of 6 431consecutive ACS patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI)between January 2013 and December 2013 were involved.The primary endpoint was all-cause death and second endpoint was major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) as a composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, revascularization, stent thrombosis or stroke...
February 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Tomoyo Sugiyama, Lei Xing, Erika Yamamoto, Francesco Fracassi, Hang Lee, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that conservative management with antithrombotic therapy without stenting may be an option in selected patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We evaluated whether a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, tirofiban, would offer additional benefit in patients with plaque erosion presenting with ACS who were treated with antiplatelet therapy without stenting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-nine patients who completed 1-year follow-up optical coherence tomography imaging in the EROSION study were divided into two groups: tirofiban (n=32) versus no tirofiban (n=17)...
February 28, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
Sarah Hintermair, Elisabeth Zwickl-Traxler, Martin Pecherstorfer, Josef Singer
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), classified as polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF) are stem-cell derived disorders. Mutations in either the januskinase-2 (JAK-2) or the calreticulin (CALR) gene are characteristic for MPN and may result in enhanced proliferation of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, and thus increase the risk for vascular events. This study is a retrospective and descriptive analysis of records of patients, who underwent treatment for myeloproliferative syndromes at the Department of Hemato-Oncology of the University hospital Krems from 2008 to the end of 2015...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Daniel R Mangels, Ashwin Nathan, Sony Tuteja, Jay Giri, Taisei Kobayashi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiplatelet therapies are pivotal treatments in the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with or without revascularization. In recent years, the use of P2Y12 antagonists prior to catheterization, so-called pretreatment, has been questioned, particularly in patients who may be at higher bleeding risks. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the current literature on contemporary and novel antiplatelet therapy in the pretreatment and treatment of ACS. RECENT FINDINGS: The P2Y12 receptor antagonists are associated with substantial reductions in morbidity and mortality for all types of ACS but only clopidogrel and ticagrelor have sufficient evidence for use in the pretreatment setting...
February 27, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Rahul Aggarwal, Haares Mirzan, Nicholas Chiu, Jackson Steinkamp
BACKGROUND: ACCORD and SPRINT are the best randomized controlled trial data evaluating the effects of blood pressure targets below 140 mmHg. These trials had contradictory results regarding the benefits of intensive antihypertensive therapy. We investigate if this discordance was driven by SPRINT's inclusion of Heart Failure in its primary outcome, as this is a parameter not included in ACCORD's original primary outcome. This analysis helps to resolve a significant area of contention...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Hamidreza Reihani, Alireza Sepehri Shamloo, Assadollah Keshmiri
Background: The role of D-dimer as a diagnostic marker in myocardial infarction (MI) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a question. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of D-dimer in the diagnosis of AMI in patients suspected with ACS. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients suspected with ACS. Serial standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), D-dimer, and troponin tests were done for all the patients. According to the examinations, ECG changes, and troponin, patients were allocated into two groups of MI and unstable angina (UA)...
February 2018: Cardiology Research
Melinda S Schaller, Joel L Ramirez, Warren J Gasper, Greg J Zahner, Nancy K Hills, S Marlene Grenon
OBJECTIVE: Frailty, a syndrome characterized by decreased physiologic reserves and resistance to stressors, is associated with disability, poor surgical outcomes, and mortality. We evaluated the impact of frailty on cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with intermittent claudication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with stable intermittent claudication enrolled in the OMEGA-PAD Study between 2010-2015...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Monica Verdoia, Patrizia Pergolini, Lucia Barbieri, Roberta Rolla, Matteo Nardin, Federica Negro, Harry Suryapranata, Giuseppe De Luca
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have failed to demonstrate any clinical benefit from pre-treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions, (PCI), even in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. However, suboptimal platelet inhibition during (PCI) has been shown to enhance the risk of acute ischemic complications, such as stent thrombosis and periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI), thus raising the attention on the potential advantages of adjunctive glycoprotein IIbIIIa inhibitors to obviate to the delayed onset of action of oral antiplatelet drugs...
February 15, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Sharonne N Hayes, Esther S H Kim, Jacqueline Saw, David Adlam, Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, Katherine E Economy, Santhi K Ganesh, Rajiv Gulati, Mark E Lindsay, Jennifer H Mieres, Sahar Naderi, Svati Shah, David E Thaler, Marysia S Tweet, Malissa J Wood
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) has emerged as an important cause of acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, and sudden death, particularly among young women and individuals with few conventional atherosclerotic risk factors. Patient-initiated research has spurred increased awareness of SCAD, and improved diagnostic capabilities and findings from large case series have led to changes in approaches to initial and long-term management and increasing evidence that SCAD not only is more common than previously believed but also must be evaluated and treated differently from atherosclerotic myocardial infarction...
February 22, 2018: Circulation
Benjamin Zorach, Peter W Shaw, Jamieson Bourque, Sujith Kuruvilla, Pelbreton C Balfour, Yang Yang, Roshin Mathew, Jonathan Pan, Jorge A Gonzalez, Angela M Taylor, Craig H Meyer, Frederick H Epstein, Christopher M Kramer, Michael Salerno
BACKGROUND: Preliminary semi-quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion studies have demonstrated reduced myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) in patients with angina and risk factors for microvascular disease (MVD), however fully quantitative CMR has not been studied. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether fully quantitative CMR identifies reduced MPR in this population, and to investigate the relationship between epicardial atherosclerosis, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), extracellular volume (ECV), and perfusion...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
George Cm Siontis, Dimitris Mavridis, John P Greenwood, Bernadette Coles, Adriani Nikolakopoulou, Peter Jüni, Georgia Salanti, Stephan Windecker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in downstream testing, coronary revascularisation, and clinical outcomes following non-invasive diagnostic modalities used to detect coronary artery disease. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Medline in process, Embase, Cochrane Library for clinical trials, PubMed, Web of Science, SCOPUS, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and
February 21, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Jeong Jeonghee, Yu Jungok
PURPOSE: Metabolic syndrome is an important cluster of coronary heart disease risk factors. However, it remains unclear to what extent metabolic syndrome is associated with demographic and potentially modifiable lifestyle factors among Korean persons with physical disabilities. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and influencing factors of metabolic syndrome among persons with physical disabilities using the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC...
February 10, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Samir V Patel, Harmeet Gill, Diwas Shahi, Ajai Rajabalan, Palak Patel, Rajesh Sonani, Parth Bhatt, Rafael David Rodriguez, Manuel Bautista, Abhishek Deshmukh, Juan Viles Gonzalez, Sanjay Patel
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is highly prevalent in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). OSAHS is a risk factor for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), but the risk of AF in patients who are high risk for OSAHS is unclear. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on consecutive patients undergoing CABG from 2013 to 2015 without AF pre-operatively. Patients were categorized as low risk for OSAHS, high risk for OSAHS, or diagnosed OSAHS based on medical records review...
February 19, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Yuqiong Liu, Gangqiong Liu, Ling Li, Jing Yang, Shengli Ma
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Many studies have investigated the association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and cardiovascular risk factors, leading to conflicting results. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to determine whether RLS is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and disease. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 5,324 consecutive subjects who visited the Physical Examination Center of The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University for their yearly routine physical examination...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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