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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678618/concomitant-surgical-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-is-safe-and-efficacious-in-patients-undergoing-double-valve-replacement-a-cohort-study
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Guang Tong, Hao Yu, Xuan Zhou, Ben Zhang, Shenghui Bi, Lin Luo, Tao Yan, Xianyue Wang, Hua Lu, Tao Ma, Xiaowu Wang, Zhongchan Sun, Weida Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation for all symptomatic patients undergoing other cardiac surgeries, but the safety and potential benefits of concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation at the time of double valve replacement (DVR: aortic and mitral valve replacement) remains unexamined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 238 patients with AF who underwent DVR with or without concomitant surgical ablation (Ablation group, n=113; Non-ablation group, n=125) at a single institute from April 2006 to September 2011...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677464/improving-the-quality-of-preclinical-research-echocardiography-observations-training-and-guidelines-for-measurement
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Daniel G Donner, Helen Kiriazis, Xiao-Jun Du, Thomas H Marwick, Julie R McMullen
Informal training in preclinical research may be a contributor to the poor reproducibility of preclinical cardiology research and low rates of translation into clinical research and practice. Mouse echocardiography is a widely used technique to assess cardiac structure and function in drug intervention studies using disease models. The inter-observer variability (IOV) of clinical echocardiographic measurements has been shown to improve with formalized training, but preclinical echocardiography lacks similarly critical standardization of training...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671864/treatment-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-recommendations-for-medical-emergency-teams-focus-on-antiplatelet-therapies-updated-experts-standpoint
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Jacek Kubica, Piotr Adamski, Przemysław Paciorek, Jerzy R Ładny, Zbigniew Kalarus, Waldemar Banasiak, Wacław Kochman, Jarosław Gorący, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Eliano Pio Navarese, Andrzej Kleinrok, Robert Gil, Maciej Lesiak, Jarosław Drożdż, Aldona Kubica, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Aleksander Goch, Stefan Grajek, Andrzej Basiński, Łukasz Szarpak, Grzegorz Grześk, Piotr Hoffman, Wojciech Wojakowski, Zbigniew Gąsior, Sławomir Dobrzycki, Jolanta M Siller-Matula, Adam Witkowski, Wiktor Kuliczkowski, Marcin Gruchała, Dariusz Timler, Grzegorz Opolski, Dariusz Dudek, Jacek Legutko, Marzenna Zielińska, Jarosław Wójcik
A group of Polish experts in cardiology and emergency medicine, encouraged by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines, have recently published common recommendations for medical emergency teams regarding the pre-hospital management of patients with acute coronary syndrome. Due to the recent publication of the 2017 ESC guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation and 2017 focused update on dual antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease the current panel of experts decided to update the previous standpoint...
April 19, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667200/treatment-in-a-preventive-cardiology-clinic-utilizing-advanced-practice-providers-apps-effectively-closes-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-management-gaps-amongst-a-primary-prevention-population-compared-with-a-propensity-matched-primary-care
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Emilio Fentanes, Anthony G Vande Hei, R Scott Holuby, Norma Suarez, Yousif Slim, Jennifer N Slim, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can fill access to care gaps created by physician shortages and improve adherence/compliance with preventive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) interventions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 595 patients enrolled in a preventive cardiology clinic (PCC) utilizing APPs compared with a propensity-matched cohort (PMC) of 595 patients enrolled in primary care clinics alone. PCC patients were risk stratified using Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and treated based on published guideline-based algorithms...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
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/29665405/adherence-to-2016-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-predicts-outcome-in-a-large-real-world-population-of-heart-failure-patients-requiring-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-adherence-to-guidelines-predicts-crt-outcome
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Giuseppe Stabile, Patrizia Pepi, Pietro Palmisano, Antonio D'Onofrio, Antonio De Simone, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Domenico Pecora, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Giuseppe Arena, Massimiliano Marini, Paolo Pieragnoli, Sandra Badolati, Gianluca Savarese, Gianpiero Maglia, Assunta Iuliano, Giovanni Luca Botto, Maurizio Malacrida, Emanuele Bertaglia
BACKGROUND: Professional guidelines are based on the best available evidence. However, patients treated in clinical practice may differ from those included in reference trials. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in a large population of patients implanted with a CRT device, stratified in accordance with the 2016 European heart failure (HF) guidelines. METHODS: We collected data on 930 consecutive patients from the CRT-MORE registry...
April 14, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664530/-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-smoking-cessation
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María Paz Corvalán B, Leonardo Véjar M, Claudia Bambs S, Juana Pavié G, Mónica Zagolin B, Jaime Cerda L
Considering that a high proportion of the Chilean general population smokes, the Chilean Society of Respiratory Diseases in collaboration with the Chilean Societies of Cardiology and, Endocrinology and Diabetes, formed an interdisciplinary group, who issued a set of recommendations for the treatment of the smoker, methodologically advised by experts. These interventions should be prioritized in high-risk groups. Methods The panel elaborated and graded the recommendations following the GRADE methodology. To assess the effect of each intervention, systematic reviews and randomized clinical trials were identified...
November 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661944/atrial-fibrillation-burden-moving-beyond-atrial-fibrillation-as-a-binary-entity-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Lin Y Chen, Mina K Chung, Larry A Allen, Michael Ezekowitz, Karen L Furie, Pamela McCabe, Peter A Noseworthy, Marco V Perez, Mintu P Turakhia
Our understanding of the risk factors and complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) is based mostly on studies that have evaluated AF in a binary fashion (present or absent) and have not investigated AF burden. This scientific statement discusses the published literature and knowledge gaps related to methods of defining and measuring AF burden, the relationship of AF burden to cardiovascular and neurological outcomes, and the effect of lifestyle and risk factor modification on AF burden. Many studies examine outcomes by AF burden classified by AF type (paroxysmal versus nonparoxysmal); however, quantitatively, AF burden can be defined by longest duration, number of AF episodes during a monitoring period, and the proportion of time an individual is in AF during a monitoring period (expressed as a percentage)...
April 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660751/-exposure-therapy-with-the-help-of-a-wearable-defibrillator-device-used-in-the-treatment-of-severe-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-congenital-lqts-an-example-for-interdisciplinary-treatment
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Fabian Sinowatz, Clemens Jilek, Ulrich Voderholzer, Ulrich Cuntz, Martin Greetfeld, Petra Hopfner, Jürgen Pache
We report on a case of a young female suffering from both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and a severe underlying cardiac disease. Due to the somatic comorbidity, treatment according to guidelines with exposure and reaction prevention was not initially conducted, due to potentially fatal risks to the patient. However, through collaboration with a cardiology clinic, we were able to find an innovative solution which allowed for the continuation of the exposure therapy. This case report demonstrates a successful interdisciplinary collaboration and is intended to sensitize the reader to the need for checking for somatic contraindications before conducting exposure therapy...
April 16, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659808/knowledge-and-application-of-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-guidelines-in-the-management-of-mitral-regurgitation-this-is-not-bad-but-we-can-do-much-better
#10
Philippe Pibarot, Patrizio Lancellotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651786/the-why-when-and-how-to-test-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#11
REVIEW
Lien Desteghe, Jeroen M L Hendriks, R Doug McEvoy, Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Paul Dendale, Prashanthan Sanders, Hein Heidbuchel, Dominik Linz
Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and may be important in atrial fibrillation (AF) management. It is present in up to 62% of the AF population and is highly under-recognized and underdiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly associated with AF and non-randomized trials have shown that its treatment can help to reduce AF recurrences and maintain sinus rhythm. The 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of AF recommend that AF patients should be questioned regarding the symptoms of OSA and that OSA-treatment should be optimized to improve AF treatment results...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650796/heartbeat-reporting-guidelines-for-high-quality-clinical-cardiology-research
#12
Catherine M Otto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650544/evaluation-and-management-of-right-sided-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#13
REVIEW
Marvin A Konstam, Michael S Kiernan, Daniel Bernstein, Biykem Bozkurt, Miriam Jacob, Navin K Kapur, Robb D Kociol, Eldrin F Lewis, Mandeep R Mehra, Francis D Pagani, Amish N Raval, Carey Ward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diverse causes of right-sided heart failure (RHF) include, among others, primary cardiomyopathies with right ventricular (RV) involvement, RV ischemia and infarction, volume loading caused by cardiac lesions associated with congenital heart disease and valvular pathologies, and pressure loading resulting from pulmonic stenosis or pulmonary hypertension from a variety of causes, including left-sided heart disease. Progressive RV dysfunction in these disease states is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
April 12, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650310/electronic-health-record-with-computerized-decision-support-tools-for-the-purposes-of-a-pediatric-cardiovascular-heart-disease-screening-program-in-crete
#14
Ilias Chatzakis, Kostas Vassilakis, Christos Lionis, Ioannis Germanakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early detection of cardiovascular (CV) disease or associated risk factors during childhood is of paramount importance, allowing for early treatment or lifestyle modifications, respectively. The objective of this study was to describe the development of an electronic health record (EHR), with integrated computerized decision support system (CDSS), specifically designed for supporting the needs of a pilot pediatric CV disease screening program applied on primary school students of a Mediterranean island...
June 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642989/cardiogenic-causes-of-fever
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Jan Smid, Maximilian Scherner, Oliver Wolfram, Thomas Groscheck, Jens Wippermann, Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus
BACKGROUND: Persistent fever of unknown cause is only rarely of cardiac origin, but heart disease must be considered in the differential diagnosis. Aside from endocarditis, pericarditis and various other conditions may be responsible. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and Google Scholar employing the term "fever" in combination with "myocardial infarction," "pericarditis," "endocarditis," and "postcardiac injury," with additional consideration of current cardiological guidelines...
March 23, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629256/european-society-of-cardiology-proposed-diagnostic-echocardiographic-algorithm-in-elective-patients-with-clinical-suspicion-of-infective-endocarditis-diagnostic-yield-and-prognostic-implications-in-clinical-practice
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Andrea Barbieri, Francesca Mantovani, Roberta Lugli, Francesca Bursi, Matteo Fabbri, Ylenia Bartolacelli, Marcella Manicardi, Guglielmo Stefanelli, Cristina Mussini, Giuseppe Boriani
Background: Echocardiography plays a central role in diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE). Accordingly, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has proposed a diagnostic echocardiographic algorithm. However, new studies are still needed to evaluate the degree of implementation of these guidelines in clinical practice and their consequences on incidence and prognosis of IE. Aim: This study aims to investigate the diagnostic yield of the ESC proposed echocardiographic algorithm in patients with suspected IE...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627994/the-prevalence-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-and-treatment-of-patients-at-very-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Mark D Danese, Eduard Sidelnikov, Lucie Kutikova
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of patients at very high risk of cardiovascular (CV) events in the United Kingdom (UK) and evaluate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) values and treatment patterns in these patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used primary care data from UK electronic medical records in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in 2013. Very high-risk patients were defined per European Society of Cardiology guidelines as those with hyperlipidemia (assessed by co-medication) and documented cardiovascular disease (CVD) or hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes (DM2) without CVD (DM2w/oCVD)...
April 9, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624870/characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Shumin Yan, Mengtao Li, Hui Wang, Xiaoxi Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Qian Wang, Yongtai Liu, Jinzhi Lai, Zhuang Tian, Hui Song, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
AIM: To describe baseline characteristics of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with right heart catheterization (RHC)-confirmed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and explore risk factors for PAH in pSS. METHODS: This case-control study included consecutive patients hospitalized with pSS-PAH from 2007 to 2015, and pSS patients without PAH (in a 4 : 1 ratio) as controls. All patients fulfilled the 2002 American-European Consensus Group classification criteria for pSS-PAH was defined according to RHC-based European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society guidelines...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624137/multi-disciplinary-decision-making-in-general-practice
#19
Ann Kirby, Aileen Murphy, Colin Bradley
Purpose Internationally, healthcare systems are moving towards delivering care in an integrated manner which advocates a multi-disciplinary approach to decision making. Such an approach is formally encouraged in the management of Atrial Fibrillation patients through the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. Since the emergence of new oral anticoagulants switching between oral anticoagulants (OACs) has become prevalent. This case study considers the role of multi-disciplinary decision making, given the complex nature of the agents...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618329/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-utilization-of-physical-activity-recommendations-among-patients-of-cardiovascular-healthcare-centres-in-eastern-slovakia-study-design-and-rationale-of-the-awatar-study
#20
Aurel Zelko, Alena Bukova, Peter Kolarcik, Peter Bakalar, Ivan Majercak, Jana Potocnikova, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Jitse P van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Guidelines on modifiable risk factors regarding cardiological patients are poorly implemented in clinical practice perhaps due to low health literacy. Several digital tools for improving lifestyle and behavioural intervention were developed. Our primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of a digital exercise prescription tool on the adherence to physical activity recommendations among patients with cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial will be realized in cooperation with Cardiovascular Health Centres in Eastern Slovakia...
April 4, 2018: BMC Public Health
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