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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045409/psychometric-validation-of-the-italian-rehabilitation-complexity-scale-extended-version-13
#1
Francesca Roda, Maurizio Agosti, Andrea Merlo, Maurizio Maini, Francesco Lombardi, Claudio Tedeschi, Maria Grazia Benedetti, Nino Basaglia, Mara Contini, Domenico Nicolotti, Rodolfo Brianti
In Italy, at present, a well-known problem is inhomogeneous provision of rehabilitative services, as stressed by MoH, requiring appropriate criteria and parameters to plan rehabilitation actions. According to the Italian National Rehabilitation Plan, Comorbidity, Disability and Clinical Complexity should be assessed to define the patient's real needs. However, to date, clinical complexity is still difficult to measure with shared and validated tools. The study aims to psychometrically validate the Italian Rehabilitation Complexity Scale-Extended v13 (RCS-E v13), in order to meet the guidelines requirements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044383/the-european-society-of-cardiology-clinical-practice-guidelines
#2
Stephan Windecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044300/3rd-guideline-for-perioperative-cardiovascular-evaluation-of-the-brazilian-society-of-cardiology
#3
Danielle Menosi Gualandro, Pai Ching Yu, Bruno Caramelli, André Coelho Marques, Daniela Calderaro, Luciana Savoy Fornari, Claudio Pinho, Alina Coutinho Rodrigues Feitosa, Carisi Anne Polanczyk, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Carlos Jardim, Carolina L Z Vieira, Debora Y M Nakamura, Denise Iezzi, Dirk Schreen, Eduardo Leal Adam, Elbio Antonio D'Amico, Emerson Q de Lima, Emmanuel de Almeida Burdmann, Enrique Indalecio Pachón Mateo, Fabiana Goulart Marcondes Braga, Fabio S Machado, Flavio J de Paula, Gabriel Assis Lopes do Carmo, Gilson Soares Feitosa-Filho, Gustavo Faibischew Prado, Heno Ferreira Lopes, João R C Fernandes, José J G de Lima, Luciana Sacilotto, Luciano Ferreira Drager, Luciano Janussi Vacanti, Luis Eduardo Paim Rohde, Luis F L Prada, Luis Henrique Wolff Gowdak, Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira, Maristela Camargo Monachini, Milena Frota Macatrão-Costa, Milena Ribeiro Paixão, Mucio Tavares de Oliveira, Patricia Cury, Paula R Villaça, Pedro Silvio Farsky, Rinaldo F Siciliano, Roberto Henrique Heinisch, Rogerio Souza, Sandra F M Gualandro, Tarso Augusto Duenhas Accorsi, Wilson Mathias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043405/-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-treatment-esc-guidelines-2017
#4
A Schäfer, J Bauersachs
Dual antiplatelet treatment (DAPT) is a cornerstone of maintenance medication of patients following elective percutaneous coronary interventions or an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), e. g. ST elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina. In recent years the inclusion of P2Y12 inhibition in addition to low-dose acetylsalicylic acid has been intensively debated. Following the introduction of the modern generation of drug-eluting stents for elective coronary interventions, the duration of the necessary DAPT has been clearly reduced...
October 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042191/roadmap-to-achieve-25-hypertension-control-in-africa-by-2025
#5
Anastase Dzudie, Brian Rayner, Dike Ojji, Aletta E Schutte, Marc Twagirumukiza, Albertino Damasceno, Seringe Abdou Ba, Abdoul Kane, Euloge Kramoh, Jean Baptiste Anzouan Kacou, Basden Onwubere, Ruth Cornick, Karen Sliwa, Benedict Anisiuba, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Elijah Ogola, Mohamed Awad, George Nel, Harun Otieno, Ali Ibrahim Toure, Samuel Kingue, Andre Pascal Kengne, Pablo Perel, Alma Adler, Neil Poulter, Bongani Mayosi
BACKGROUND: The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) has identified hypertension as the highest area of priority action to reduce heart disease and stroke on the continent. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this PASCAR roadmap on hypertension was to develop practical guidance on how to implement strategies that translate existing knowledge into effective action and improve detection, treatment and control of hypertension and cardiovascular health in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by the year 2025...
October 14, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040548/european-society-of-cardiology-smartphone-and-tablet-applications-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-their-health-care-providers
#6
Dipak Kotecha, Winnie W L Chua, Larissa Fabritz, Jeroen Hendriks, Barbara Casadei, Ulrich Schotten, Panos Vardas, Hein Heidbuchel, Veronica Dean, Paulus Kirchhof
We are in the midst of a digital revolution in health care, although the application of new and useful technology in routine clinical practice is variable. The Characterizing Atrial fibrillation by Translating its Causes into Health Modifiers in the Elderly (CATCH ME) Consortium, in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), has funded the creation of two applications (apps) in atrial fibrillation (AF) for use in smartphones and tablets. The patient app aims to enhance patient education, improve communication between patients and health care professionals, and encourage active patient involvement in the management of their condition...
October 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038414/timing-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#7
Craig Basman, Michael C Kim, Neil L Coplan
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines include a Class 1 recommendation to initiate therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in comatose patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with an initial shockable rhythm who have achieved return of spontaneous circulation. There is also a Class 1 recommendation for immediate angiography in these patients whose initial electrocardiography shows ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, due to a lack of clinical trials evaluating these patients who have received both percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and TH, controversy remains regarding whether the two can be safely combined...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038215/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038214/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-executive-summary-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033112/gap-between-guidelines-and-clinical-practice-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-results-from-tsoc-hfref-registry
#10
Hung-Yu Chang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Jeng Wei, Chong-Yi Chang, Yi-Cheng Chuang, Chien-Long Huang, Eric Chong, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Guang-Yuan Mar, Kuei-Chuan Chan, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Ji-Hung Wang, Zhih-Cherng Chen, Wei-Kung Tseng, Wen-Jin Cherng, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a global health problem. Guidelines for the management of HF have been established in Western countries and in Taiwan. However, data from the Taiwan Society of Cardiology-Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (TSOC-HFrEF) registry showed suboptimal prescription of guideline-recommended medications. We aimed to analyze the reason of non-prescription and clinical outcomes as a result of under-prescription of medications. METHODS: A total of 1509 patients hospitalized for acute HFrEF were recruited in 21 hospitals in Taiwan by the end of October 2014...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032140/heart-failure-with-mid-range-borderline-ejection-fraction-clinical-implications-and-future-directions
#11
REVIEW
Jeffrey J Hsu, Boback Ziaeian, Gregg C Fonarow
Heart failure (HF) with borderline ejection fraction was first defined in 2013 in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as the presence of the typical symptoms of HF and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 41% to 49%. In 2016, the European Society of Cardiology specified HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) as LVEF of 40% to 49%. This range of LVEF is less well studied compared with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
October 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030806/palliative-care-in-the-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
#12
Susan E Lowey
Globally, there are 18-million individuals living with heart failure, a disease that is responsible for 12-15 million office visits and 6.5 million inpatient hospitalizations each year. As HF becomes advanced or end-stage, patients often live in a cycle of frequent transitions between care settings, and with unmet needs, including distress from inadequately managed symptoms. Prognostication in patients with heart failure can be challenging due to the unpredictable exacerbating-remitting illness trajectory that is associated with this progressive disease...
October 14, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016960/validation-of-the-hcm-risk-scd-model-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-following-alcohol-septal-ablation
#13
Max Liebregts, Lothar Faber, Morten K Jensen, Pieter A Vriesendorp, Peter R Hansen, Hubert Seggewiss, Dieter Horstkotte, Radka Adlova, Michelle Michels, Henning Bundgaard, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Josef Veselka
Aims: The HCM Risk-SCD model for prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy recommended by the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines has not been validated after septal reduction therapy. The aim of this study was to validate the HCM Risk-SCD model in patients undergoing alcohol septal ablation (ASA) and to compare its performance to previous models. Methods and result: A total of 844 ASA patients without prior SCD event were included...
September 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016772/do-women-benefit-equally-as-men-from-the-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#14
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Serge Boveda, Kumar Narayanan, Munmohan Virdee, Eloi Marijon, Sharad Agarwal
Women traditionally have been and are still underrepresented in research in many important areas of cardiology, and guideline recommendations which also encompass women are mostly based on research conducted predominantly in men. However, there is plausible cause to believe that sex may have a potential influence on the benefit derived from the implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD), alone or in association with cardiac resynchronization therapy. We assessed the possible relationship between sex and outcome with ICD implantation in the setting of primary prevention, by pooling the results of MUSTT, MADIT-II, DEFINITE, COMPANION, SCD-HeFT and DANISH trials in a meta-analysis...
July 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990943/-do-turkish-reimbursement-recommendations-cover-current-european-lipid-guidelines-a-retrospective-analysis-of-patients-presenting-with-first-acute-coronary-syndrom
#15
Deniz Demirci, Duygu Ersan Demirci, Murat Esin, Özkan Kayhan, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: This study was a comparison of the statin therapy protocol issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Ministry of Health's Health Implementation Directive (SUT) in Turkey, performed in order to assess the adequacy of hyperlipidemia treatment indications for primary prevention. METHODS: A total of 582 patients with first acute coronary syndrome were included in the study. Patients with noncritical stenosis observed on coronary angiography or a history of atherosclerotic disease were excluded...
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990938/-the-new-changes-in-the-european-society-of-cardiology-2017-guidelines-for-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease
#16
EDITORIAL
Recep Demirbağ
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990937/-what-is-new-in-2017-european-society-of-cardiology-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-guideline
#17
EDITORIAL
Aylin Yıldırır
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986455/genomic-triangulation-and-coverage-analysis-in-whole-exome-sequencing-based-molecular-autopsies
#18
Garrett W Shanks, David J Tester, Sneha Nishtala, Jared M Evans, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: WEMA (Whole-Exome Molecular Autopsy) and surveillance of cardiac channelopathy and cardiomyopathy genes represents the latest molecular autopsy for sudden death in the young (SDY). To date, the majority of WEMA has been performed on the SDY case only. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed whole-exome sequencing and nucleotide-level coverage analysis on 28 SDY cases (18.4±7.8 years) and their parents to determine the inheritance patterns of ultrarare, nonsynonymous variants in 99 sudden death-susceptibility genes...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984649/orthostatic-hypotension-for-the-cardiologist
#19
Philip L Mar, Satish R Raj
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Orthostatic hypotension is a phenomenon commonly encountered in a cardiologist's clinical practice that has significant diagnostic and prognostic value for a cardiologist. Given the mounting evidence associating cardiovascular morbidity and mortality with orthostatic hypotension, cardiologists will play an increasing role in treating and managing patients with orthostatic hypotension. RECENT FINDINGS: The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Heart Rhythm Society recently published consensus guidelines on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of syncope and their instigators, including orthostatic hypotension...
October 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978219/epidemiology-and-management-of-hyperlipidemia
#20
Samantha Karr
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States, and people with hyperlipidemia are at roughly twice the risk of developing CVD as compared to those with normal total cholesterol levels.1 Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have an even greater risk of developing CVD at an earlier age; therefore, early detection and treatment are imperative to reduce cardiovascular events and premature death. Statins are the mainstay treatment for hyperlipidemia; however, the limitations of statins include treatment resistance, intolerance due to adverse events, and a lack of adherence which contribute to poor outcomes...
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
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