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Manolis Vavuranakis, Maria Kariori, Gerasimos Siasos, Konstantinos Kalogeras, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) frequently experience recurrent adverse events from the cardiovascular system comparing to either healthy individuals or individuals with stable coronary artery disease. This is attributed to the inflammatory cascade that is activated during ACS resulting in increased risk for rupture of vulnerable plaques. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, it is of great importance to avoid recurrent events with treatment aiming at secondary prevention which includes the management of lipid profile besides alteration in the lifestyle and habits...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789568/temporal-trends-in-the-use-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Juan Miguel Ruíz-Nodar, Esteban Orenes-Piñero, José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Miriam Quintana-Giner, Andrea Véliz-Martínez, Antonio Tello-Montoliu, Vicente PerniasEscrig, Miriam Sandín Rollán, Nuria Vicente-Ibarra, Manuel Jesús MacíasVillanego, Elena Candela Sánchez, Luna Carrillo Alemán, Teresa Lozano, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín
BACKGROUND: Current clinical guidelines of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) recommend the use of potent antiplatelet therapy, prasugrel or ticagrelor, because both drugs consistently reduce cardiovascular events. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine temporal changes in the use of optimal antiplatelet therapy in patients with ACS. METHODS: A total of 1717 consecutive patients admitted for ACS in 3 tertiary hospitals from February 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780622/outcomes-after-bariatric-surgery-according-to-large-databases-a-systematic-review
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Andrea Balla, Gabriela Batista Rodríguez, Santiago Corradetti, Carmen Balagué, Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Eduard M Targarona
PURPOSE: The rapid development of technological tools to record data allows storage of enormous datasets, often termed "big data". In the USA, three large databases have been developed to store data regarding surgical outcomes: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)...
August 5, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764841/non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-comprehensive-review
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Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Ikechuckwu Ifedili, Guy Reed, Uzoma N Ibebuogu, Rami N Khouzam
Non-ST elevation-acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) includes NSTE myocardial infarction and unstable angina. This patient population forms approximately two-thirds of all hospital admissions for ACS in the United States each year and is associated with an in-hospital mortality of 5%. NSTE-ACS is primarily due to an acute change in the supply and demand balance of coronary perfusion and myocardial oxygen consumption, because of the significant coronary artery obstruction presenting as plaque rupture or erosion...
September 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761680/nurse-coordinated-care-improves-the-achievement-of-ldl-cholesterol-targets-through-more-intensive-medication-titration
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Marjolein Snaterse, Harald T Jorstad, Marlies Heiligenberg, Gerben Ter Riet, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Wilma Scholte Op Reimer, Ron J Peters
BACKGROUND: Nurse-coordinated care (NCC) improves the achievement of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) targets after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We hypothesised that NCC improves achievement of LDL-C targets through more intensive medication titration. METHODS: We used data from Randomised Evaluation of Secondary Prevention by Outpatient Nurse Specialists (RESPONSE), a multicentre randomised trial on the efficacy of NCC in 754 ACS patients. Follow-up data were collected at 6 and 12 months...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760210/a-randomized-trial-of-a-1-hour-troponin-t-protocol-in-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes-design-of-the-rapid-assessment-of-possible-acs-in-the-emergency-department-with-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-rapid-tnt-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Cynthia Papendick, Andrew Blyth, Anil Seshadri, Michael J R Edmonds, Tom Briffa, Louise Cullen, Stephen Quinn, Jon Karnon, Anthony Chuang, Adam J Nelson, Matthew Horsfall, Erin Morton, Derek P Chew
BACKGROUND: Protocols incorporating high-sensitivity troponin to guide decision making in the disposition of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the emergency department have received a lot of attention. Traditionally, patients with chest pain have required long periods of observation in emergency department before being deemed safe for discharge. In an era of limited health service resources, a protocol that could discharge patients safely within an hour of presentation is extremely attractive...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751835/anmco-scientific-statement-clinical-management-of-hypercholesterolaemia-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Furio Colivicchi, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Marcello Arca, Maurizio Giuseppe Abrignani, Gian Piero Perna, Gian Francesco Mureddu, Federico Nardi, Carmine Riccio
LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction after Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) is associated with a significant decrease in subsequent atherosclerotic cardiovascular events. Accordingly, international guidelines recommend a reduction of LDL-C below 70 mg/dL in ACS patients. Such a result can be effectively accomplished in most cases by using high intensity statins. In selected cases, the association with ezetimibe may be necessary in order to achieve recommended LDL-C targets. This document outlines management strategies that can be consistently implemented in clinical practice in order to achieve and maintain guidelines recommended therapeutic goals...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747270/predictive-power-of-the-grace-score-in-population-with-diabetes
#8
Anna Baeza-Román, Eva de Miguel-Balsa, Jaime Latour-Pérez, Andrés Carrillo-López
INTRODUCTION: Current clinical practice guidelines recommend risk stratification in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) upon admission to hospital. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is widely recognized as an independent predictor of mortality in these patients, although it is not included in the GRACE risk score. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to validate the GRACE risk score in a contemporary population and particularly in the subgroup of patients with diabetes, and to test the effects of including the DM variable in the model...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736558/evaluation-of-the-crusade-risk-score-for-predicting-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-concomitant-kidney-dysfunction-and-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Marianela Sánchez-Martínez, Pedro J Flores-Blanco, Ángel A López-Cuenca, María J Sánchez-Galián, Miriam Gómez-Molina, Francisco Cambronero-Sánchez, Esther Guerrero-Pérez, Mariano Valdés, James L Januzzi, Sergio Manzano-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Kidney dysfunction (KD) has been associated with increased risk for major bleeding (MB) in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and may be in part related to an underuse of evidence-based therapies. Our aim was to assess the predictive ability of the Can Rapid risk stratification of Unstable angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with Early implementation of the ACC/AHA guidelines (CRUSADE) risk score in patients with concomitant ACS and chronic kidney disease. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a prospective registry including 1,587 ACS patients...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736557/the-effect-of-admission-renal-function-on-the-treatment-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Zach Rozenbaum, Sydney Benchetrit, Saar Minha, Yoram Neuman, Meital Shlezinger, Ilan Goldenberg, Morris Mosseri, David Pereg
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a frequent comorbidity among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We aimed to evaluate treatment characteristics in ACS patients according to their renal function and to assess the effect of differences in therapy on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Included were patients with ACS enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) during 2000-2013. Excluded were patients with cardiogenic shock at presentation...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725326/comparison-of-clopidogrel-with-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-clinical-outcomes-from-the-national-cardiovascular-database-action-registry
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Mohamed Khayata, Joseph N Gabra, M Farhan Nasser, George I Litman, Shyam Bhakta, Rupesh Raina
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of clopidogrel, prasugrel, and ticagrelor in clinical practice using the National Cardiovascular Database ACTION Registry(®). Treatment guidelines for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for 12 months. Few clinical trials have compared the safety and efficacy of clopidogrel with that of newer antiplatelet therapies. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients hospitalized for ACS at Cleveland Clinic Akron General was conducted...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723966/activated-carbon-a-useful-medium-to-bind-chlordecone-in-soil-and-limit-its-transfer-to-growing-goat-kids
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Sarah Yehya, Matthieu Delannoy, Agnès Fournier, Moomen Baroudi, Guido Rychen, Cyril Feidt
Chlordecone (Kepone) (CLD) is a highly persistent pesticide which was extensively used in the French West Indies; high levels of CLD can still currently be found in large agricultural areas. As CLD transfers from soil to animals mainly via involuntary ingestion, the consumption of foodstuffs derived from animals raised in contaminated areas may significantly contribute to exposure of humans to CLD. The present study was designed to test the efficacy of two different activated carbons (ACs) sources in limiting CLD transfer from soil to animal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706594/disparity-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-practices-and-outcomes-in-arabian-gulf-countries-gulf-coast-registry
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Mohammad Zubaid, Wafa Rashed, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Taysir Garadah, Najib Alrawahi, Mustafa Ridha, Mousa Akbar, Fahad Alenezi, Rashed Alhamdan, Wael Almahmeed, Hussam Ouda, Arif Al-Mulla, Fahad Baslaib, Abdulla Shehab, Abdulla Alnuaimi, Haitham Amin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe contemporary management and 1-year outcomes of patients hospitalized with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Arabian Gulf countries. METHODS: Data of patients admitted to 29 hospitals in four Gulf countries [Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE)] with the diagnosis of STEMI were analyzed from Gulf locals with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events (Gulf COAST) registry. This was a longitudinal, observational registry of consecutive citizens, admitted with ACS from January 2012 to January 2013...
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678793/timing-of-femoral-shaft-fracture-fixation-following-major-trauma-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-united-states-trauma-centers
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James P Byrne, Avery B Nathens, David Gomez, Daniel Pincus, Richard J Jenkinson
BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are common in major trauma. Early definitive fixation, within 24 hours, is feasible in most patients and is associated with improved outcomes. Nonetheless, variability might exist between trauma centers in timeliness of fixation. Such variability could impact outcomes and would therefore represent a target for quality improvement. We evaluated variability in delayed fixation (≥24 hours) between trauma centers participating in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) and measured the resultant association with important clinical outcomes at the hospital level...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676022/patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-are-at-high-risk-prior-to-the-event-and-lipid-management-is-underachieved-pre-and-post-hospitalization
#15
C Vlachopoulos, G Andrikopoulos, D Terentes-Printzios, S Tzeis, E K Iliodromitis, D Richter, I Mantas, A Kartalis, V Vasilikos, D Stakos, S Patsilinakos, S Lampropoulos, D Symeonidis, C Kyrpizidis, N Marinakis, N Nikas, J Lekakis, D Tousoulis, P Vardas
BACKGROUND: Current European Guidelines suggest the use of cardiovascular risk categories and also recommend using high-intensity statins for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). OBJECTIVE: We examined the risk of ACS patients prior to the event, as well as the overall use and intensity of statins. METHOD: We enrolled 687 ACS patients (mean age 63 years, 78% males). Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels upon admission were used to assess attainment of LDL-C targets...
June 21, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673294/lipid-management-in-india-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-physician-survey
#16
Gurpreet S Wander, Uday M Jadhav, Amruta Chemburkar, Meena Lopez, Jaideep Gogtay
BACKGROUND: Current international guidelines on dyslipidemia are not concordant on various aspects of management. Also, there are no uniformly accepted Indian guidelines. We, therefore, performed a physician survey to understand lipid management practices in India. METHODS: An anonymous survey questionnaire was administered to gauge physicians' self-reported behavior regarding lipid management aspects. Results were expressed in terms of percentages based on the number of responses obtained...
July 3, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663045/appropriateness-assessment-in-antiplatelet-therapy-apathy-registry-insight-from-current-clinical-practice
#17
Nazario Carrabba, Benedetta Bellandi, Guido Parodi, Emanuele Cecchi, Giorgio Baldereschi, Cristina Giglioli, Angela Migliorini, Renato Valenti, Serafina Valente, Rossella Marcucci, Niccolò Marchionni, David Antoniucci
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice there is a gap between guidelines recommendation and antiplatelet strategies used for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We sought to evaluate appropriateness of antiplatelet strategies employed in a tertiary center. METHODS AND RESULTS: From January to June 2014, 430 ACS were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention by 3 groups of interventional cardiologists. Aspirin and clopidogrel (52%) were the most commonly used antiplatelet therapies, being prasugrel associated with aspirin in 110 (25...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657244/emergency-aeromedical-services-in-ireland-a-single-centre-study-in-2014
#18
G A Sheridan, D Cooper, J P Gibbons, O Breathnach, J F Quinlan
This retrospective analysis includes patients requiring Emergency Aeromedical Services (EAS) in 2014. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the HEMS service in a single centre and to accurately assess whether certain internationally validated criteria can predict admission rates better than the currently used criteria. Using the American College of Surgeons (ACS) trauma-related dispatch criteria, each case was retrospectively evaluated. Results showed the mean total criteria met were 2.73 (?=0.88) and 1.45 (?=0...
March 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632784/contemporary-use-of-p2y12-inhibitors-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-austria-a-prospective-multi-centre-registry
#19
Maximilian Tscharre, Florian Egger, Matthias Machata, Miklos Rohla, Nadia Michael, Manuel Neumayr, Robert Zweiker, Johannes Hajos, Christopher Adlbrecht, Markus Suppan, Wolfgang Helmreich, Bernd Eber, Kurt Huber, Thomas W Weiss
BACKGROUND: To this day, there is no data concerning guideline adherence on P2Y12-inhibitors in Austria. Prasugrel and ticagrelor have been shown to be superior to clopidogrel in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). However, recent data from European registries showed a reluctant prescription policy with rates of clopidogrel at discharge ranging from 35 to 55%. METHODS: In this prospective, multi-centre registry we assessed prescription rates of P2Y12-inhibitors in patients with ACS in four Austrian PCI centres...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624885/cardiac-rehabilitation-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-women
#20
REVIEW
Amanda L Bennett, Carl J Lavie, Sherry L Grace
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is among the leading burdens of disease among women. It is a significant driver of morbidity and chronically undermines their quality of life. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is indicated for ACS patients in clinical practice guidelines, including those specifically for women. CR is a multi-component model of care, proven to reduce mortality and morbidity, including in women. However, women are significantly less likely to be referred to CR by providers, and if they are referred, to enroll and adhere to programs...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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