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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777284/current-drug-therapy-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#1
D Berliner, M Hallbaum, J Bauersachs
The prevalence of heart failure has been steadily increasing during the past few years, with a further increase predicted in the years to come. Without treatment, the syndrome of heart failure has a very poor prognosis. Advances in drug treatments and the consequent implementation of a guideline-recommended drug therapy have significantly improved the prognosis in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Besides angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers and diuretics treatment with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists and ivabradine have become standard in the therapy of symptomatic patients with HFrEF...
May 18, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776668/-fatal-cardiac-tamponade-that-developed-in-the-post-anesthesia-care-unit-a-rare-complication-after-lung-lobectomy
#2
Hyung Mook Lee, Young Jae Jeon, Hye Won Chung, Hyo Min Yun, Mi Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cardiac tamponade is potentially fatal medical condition, which rarely occurs as a complication of lung lobectomy. We present the first case of cardiac tamponade to develop in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit following a lung lobectomy. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old man with pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma underwent an apparently uncomplicated lung lobectomy. His hemodynamics was unremarkable throughout the surgery and initially in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775874/emotion-regulation-as-a-predictor-of-the-endocrine-autonomic-affective-and-symptomatic-stress-response-and-recovery
#3
Katarina Krkovic, Annika Clamor, Tania M Lincoln
Stress is associated with the development of mental disorders such as depression and psychosis. The ability to regulate emotions is likely to influence how individuals respond to and recover from acute stress, and may thus be relevant to symptom development. To test this, we investigated whether self-reported emotion regulation predicts the endocrine, autonomic, affective, and symptomatic response to and recovery from a stressor. Social-evaluative stress was induced by the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) in N = 67 healthy individuals (53...
April 30, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774440/in-vivo-estimation-of-elastic-heterogeneity-in-an-infarcted-human-heart
#4
Gabriel Balaban, Henrik Finsberg, Simon Funke, Trine F Håland, Einar Hopp, Joakim Sundnes, Samuel Wall, Marie E Rognes
In myocardial infarction, muscle tissue of the heart is damaged as a result of ceased or severely impaired blood flow. Survivors have an increased risk of further complications, possibly leading to heart failure. Material properties play an important role in determining post-infarction outcome. Due to spatial variation in scarring, material properties can be expected to vary throughout the tissue of a heart after an infarction. In this study we propose a data assimilation technique that can efficiently estimate heterogeneous elastic material properties in a personalized model of cardiac mechanics...
May 17, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773070/humoral-immunity-in-heart-failure
#5
Khadija Rafiq
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve disorders of heart and blood vessels, including: hypertension, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, which finally lead to heart failure (HF). There are several treatments available all over the world, but still CVD and heart failure became the number one problem causing death every year worldwide. Both experimental and clinical studies have shown a role for inflammation in the pathogenesis of heart failure...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773058/non-cardiomyocytes-in-heart-regeneration
#6
Jie Feng, Yandong Li, Yu Nie
Heart failure represents a challenging clinical and public health problem and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanistically, loss of cardiomyocytes leads to decompensated ventricular remodeling, which eventually progressed to cardiac failure. Regenerative medicine aimed to supplement functional cardiomyocytes is supposedly a promising approach for the effective treatment of heart failure. Over the past decades, investigations on heart regeneration have revealed the regulating networks of cardiomyocyte proliferation...
May 17, 2018: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771930/perspectives-of-human-verification-via-binary-qrs-template-matching-of-single-lead-and-12-lead-electrocardiogram
#7
Vessela Krasteva, Irena Jekova, Ramun Schmid
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to validate the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) as a biometric modality based on two straightforward binary QRS template matching characteristics. Different perspectives of the human verification problem are considered, regarding the optimal lead selection and stability over sample size, gender, age, heart rate (HR). METHODS: A clinical 12-lead resting ECG database, including a population of 460 subjects with two-session recordings (>1 year apart) is used...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770205/beginning-at-the-ends-telomeres-and-human-disease
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REVIEW
Sharon A Savage
Studies of rare and common illnesses have led to remarkable progress in the understanding of the role of telomeres (nucleoprotein complexes at chromosome ends essential for chromosomal integrity) in human disease. Telomere biology disorders encompass a growing spectrum of conditions caused by rare pathogenic germline variants in genes encoding essential aspects of telomere function. Dyskeratosis congenita, a disorder at the severe end of this spectrum, typically presents in childhood with the classic triad of abnormal skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy, and oral leukoplakia, accompanied by a very high risk of bone marrow failure, cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and other medical problems...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769489/pattern-of-disease-among-patients-attending-cardiology-outpatient-department-of-a-private-hospital-of-mymensingh-bangladesh
#9
G K Paul, B Sen, M K Khan, T K Bhowmik, T A Khan, A K Roy
Epidemiologic transition is taking place in every part of the world. Cardiovascular diseases became the most common cause of death accounting for 30% of deaths worldwide, with 80% of the burden now occurring in developing countries. The objective of the study was to assess the Pattern of disease among patients attending Cardiology outpatient department of a private hospital. The cross sectional descriptive type of observational study was conducted among 550 patients attending Cardiology outpatient department (COPD) of Sodesh Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from March 2016 to June 2016...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768159/-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-ischemic-heart-disease-the-problem-of-pathology-combination
#10
E A Kovalevskaya, N S Krylova, N G Poteshkina
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease with left ventricular hypertrophy caused by mutations in the genes of myocardial contractile proteins, whose frequency is about 0.5 %. Due to the high incidence of anginal pain and marked changes in ECG with HCM, the problem of diagnosing the combination of HCM and coronary artery disease (CAD) presents a rather difficult task for the clinician. The complexity of this diagnosis is due to the ability of standard methods of instrumental examination (ECG, a test with physical activity, stress tests in conjunction with visualization of the myocardium) to detect myocardial ischemia in both СAD and HCM...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767451/feline-ureteral-obstructions-part-1-medical-management
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REVIEW
D L Clarke
Feline ureteral obstructions are an increasingly recognised and challenging diagnostic and management problem. Many cats with ureteral obstructions are critically ill at the time of diagnosis, especially if there is dysfunction of the contralateral kidney. They may present with varying severities of acute kidney injury, electrolyte disturbances, and may have comorbidities such as heart disease that complicate perioperative and long-term management. Medical management, which may consist of rehydration and restoration of intravascular volume with intravenous fluid therapy, osmotic diuresis, ureteral muscle relaxation, and antimicrobials for infection, is important in feline ureteral obstruction patients...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764296/-medicine-doesn-t-cure-my-worries-understanding-the-drivers-of-mental-distress-in-older-nepalese-women-living-in-the-uk
#12
Lalita Kumari Sah, Rochelle Ann Burgess, Rajeeb Kumar Sah
The mental health of migrant communities is an important public health concern. A growing body of literature suggests that social and cultural determinants of health significantly contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of older migrants in their host countries. Despite the increasing population of older Nepalese migrants in the UK, there is little research exploring the mental health needs of this community. This article explores older Nepalese women's experiences of drivers of mental distress in London...
May 15, 2018: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762925/association-between-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-and-skeletal-back-abnormalities
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Alireza Movahed, David Majdalany, Marc Gillinov, William Schiavone
BACKGROUND: Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is one of the most prevalent valvular heart diseases, while back pain, neck pain and upper-extremity numbness are some of the most common complaints in outpatient settings. Decreased thoracic kyphosis (straight back) is a known cause of hastening back or neck problems, radiculopathy, or even myelopathy. The study aim was to examine the relationship between MMVD, straight back, and the need for cervical fusion. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, patients who underwent mitral valve repair or replacement due to MMVD (cases) based on age, gender and body mass index (BMI), were matched with patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and had no history of mitral valve disease (controls)...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761338/-journey-of-the-s%C3%A2-icd-to-first-line-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Elif Kaya, Reza Wakili, Tienush Rassaf
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD®, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA, previously Cameron Health, San Clemente, CA, USA) represents an important milestone in ICD therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Since the introduction of the S‑ICD in 2010, the device has undergone further development. Based on the unique feature of an entirely extracardiac implantation, the S‑ICD is able to reduce the common perioperative and long-term complications of the usual endovascular implanted ICD systems...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759832/safety-and-efficacy-of-multipoint-pacing-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-multipoint-pacing-trial
#15
Imran Niazi, James Baker, Raffaele Corbisiero, Charles Love, David Martin, Robert Sheppard, Seth J Worley, Niraj Varma, Kwangdeok Lee, Gery Tomassoni
OBJECTIVES: The MultiPoint Pacing (MPP) trial assessed the safety and efficacy of pacing 2 left ventricular sites with a quadripolar lead in patients with heart failure indicated for a CRT-D device. BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy nonresponse is a complex problem where stimulation of multiple left ventricular sites may be a solution. METHODS: Enrolled patients were indicated for a CRT-D system. Bi-ventricular (Bi-V) pacing was activated at implant...
December 26, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758958/the-non-contact-biometric-identified-bio-signal-measurement-sensor-and-algorithms
#16
Chan-Il Kim, Jong-Ha Lee
In these days, wearable devices have been developed for effectively measuring biological data. However, these devices have tissue allege and noise problem. To solve these problems, biometric measurement based on a non-contact method, such as face image sequencing is developed. This makes it possible to measure biometric data without any operation and side effects. However, it is impossible for a remote center to identify the person whose data are measured by the novel methods. In this paper, we propose the novel non-contact heart rate and blood pressure imaging system, Deep Health Eye...
April 25, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752679/wavelet-promoted-sparsity-for-non-invasive-reconstruction-of-electrical-activity-of-the-heart
#17
Matthijs Cluitmans, Joël Karel, Pietro Bonizzi, Paul Volders, Ronald Westra, Ralf Peeters
We investigated a novel sparsity-based regularization method in the wavelet domain of the inverse problem of electrocardiography that aims at preserving the spatiotemporal characteristics of heart-surface potentials. In three normal, anesthetized dogs, electrodes were implanted around the epicardium and body-surface electrodes were attached to the torso. Potential recordings were obtained simultaneously on the body surface and on the epicardium. A CT scan was used to digitize a homogeneous geometry which consisted of the body-surface electrodes and the epicardial surface...
May 12, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750818/accurate-face-alignment-and-adaptive-patch-selection-for-heart-rate-estimation-from-videos-under-realistic-scenarios
#18
Zhiwei Wang, Xin Yang, Kwang-Ting Cheng
Non-contact heart rate (HR) measurement from facial videos has attracted high interests due to its convenience and cost effectiveness. However, accurate and robust HR estimation under various realistic scenarios remain a very challenging problem. In this paper, we develop a novel system which can achieve a robust and accurate HR estimation under those challenging scenarios. First, to minimize tracking-artifacts arising from large head motions and facial expressions, we propose a joint face detection and alignment method which can produce alignment-friendly facial bounding boxes with reliable initial facial shapes, facilitating accurate and robust face alignment even in the presence of large pose variations and expressions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750711/the-well-woman-visit-time-to-get-to-the-heart-of-the-problem
#19
Mary DʼAlton, Sonia Tolani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750227/facilitators-context-of-and-barriers-to-acute-coronary-syndrome-care-at-kenyatta-national-hospital-nairobi-kenya-a-qualitative-analysis
#20
Ehete Bahiru, Tecla Temu, Julia Mwanga, Kevin Ndede, Sophie Vusha, Bernard Gitura, Carey Farquhar, Frederick Bukachi, Mark D Huffman
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ischaemic heart disease and its acute manifestation, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), is growing throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya. To address this increasing problem, we sought to understand the facilitators, context of and barriers to ACS care at Kenyatta National Hospital, with the aim of improving the quality of care of ACS. METHODS: We conducted in-depth interviews with healthcare providers involved in the management of ACS patients from January to February 2017 at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
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