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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776959/symptom-burden-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-its-relation-to-interventions-and-outcome-in-europe
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Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Nargiz Rzayeva, Markus Lucerna, Yanish Purmah, Francisco M Ojeda, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association of atrial fibrillation symptom burden with quality of life and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the Prevention of Thromboembolic Events-European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (n=6196 patients with atrial fibrillation; mean±SD age, 71.8±10.4 years; 39.7% women), we assessed European Heart Rhythm Association score symptoms and calculated correlations with the standardized health status questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776564/the-prognostic-value-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-after-10-years-of-follow-up-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, Michael D Miedema, John W McEvoy, Mary Cushman, Zeina Dardari, Philip Greenland, Khurram Nasir, Matthew J Budoff, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Joseph Yeboah, Roger S Blumenthal, Josep Comin-Colet, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of hsCRP in contemporary multi-ethnic populations is unclear, particularly in statin users. The aim of this study was to characterize the prognostic utility of hsCRP for atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) risk prediction in a multi-ethnic population including non-users and users of statins followed for >13 years. Associations with heart failure (HF), atrial fibrillation (AF), venous thromboembolism (VTE), cancer, and all-cause death were also examined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 6757 participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA; 1002 using statins at baseline), median follow-up 13...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762881/colchicine-a-microtubule-disassembling-drug-in-the-therapy-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#3
George N Chaldakov
Colchicum autumnale, from which colchicine has been isolated more than 100 years ago, has been used as a treatment for pain and swelling for thousands of years. It is one of the few drugs known from that time period whose use has survived to modernity. Over the past decades, advances in the knowledge of (i) cytoskeletal microtubules (МТ), and (ii) anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects of colchicine, a classical MT-disassembling (tubulin-targeting) agent, have led to potential new uses for this very old drug extended beyond acute gouty arthritis and familial Mediterranean fever...
May 15, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759774/assessment-of-left-atrial-fibrosis-by-late-gadolinium-enhancement-magnetic-resonance-imaging-methodology-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Johannes Siebermair, Eugene G Kholmovski, Nassir Marrouche
Recently, studies using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify structural changes of atrial tissue have contributed significantly to understanding the pathophysiology and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF). Moreover, imaging of atrial fibrosis using MRI has evolved to be a tool to improve clinical outcome of AF ablation procedures by allowing a patient-specific individualized management approach. LGE-MRI has been shown to predict AF ablation outcome based on pre-procedural imaging to define the extent of atrial fibrosis...
August 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755626/the-impact-of-admission-serum-creatinine-on-major-adverse-clinical-events-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Poornima Vinod, Taylor Kann, Shyam Polaconda, Alibel Bello, Mohamed Khayata, Fernando Munoz, Vinod Krishnappa, Rupesh Raina
Background: Impaired renal function has been shown in previous studies to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular adverse events amongst patients admitted for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study investigates the impact of admission serum creatinine (SCr) on major cardiovascular outcomes among STEMI patients undergoing PCI. Methods: A retrospective study of patients admitted for PCI following STEMI was conducted using the National Cardiovascular Database Action Registry (NCDR) at Cleveland Clinic Akron General (CCAG) Hospital...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755033/impact-of-a-history-of-hypertension-in-pregnancy-on-later-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Dawn C Scantlebury, Andrea G Kattah, Tracey L Weissgerber, Sanket Agarwal, Michelle M Mielke, Amy L Weaver, Lisa E Vaughan, Stanislav Henkin, Katherine Zimmerman, Virginia M Miller, Wendy M White, Sharonne N Hayes, Vesna D Garovic
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) produces significant morbidity in women and is typically attributed to cardiac remodeling from multiple causes, particularly hypertension. Hypertensive pregnancy disorders (HPDs) are associated with future hypertension and adverse cardiac remodeling. We evaluated whether women with AF were more likely to have experienced a HPD compared with those without. METHODS AND RESULTS: A nested case-control study was conducted within a cohort of 7566 women who had a live or stillbirth delivery in Olmsted County, Minnesota between 1976 and 1982...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754921/global-longitudinal-strain-corrected-by-rr-interval-is-a-superior-echocardiographic-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Maria Dons, Jan Skov Jensen, Flemming Javier Olsen, Martina Chantal de Knegt, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Ali Vazir, Tor Biering-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic assessment of systolic and diastolic function during atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging. This study evaluates the prognostic value of strain in patients with AF and suggests a novel approach on how to take into account the varying heart cycle lengths in AF. METHODS: Echocardiograms from 204 patients with AF during examination were analyzed offline. Patients with known heart failure (HF) were excluded. Peak global longitudinal strain (GLS) was averaged from 18 myocardial segments...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754666/a-genotype-directed-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-bucindolol-and-metoprolol-succinate-for-prevention-of-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-atrial-flutter-in-patients-with-heart-failure-rationale-and-design-of-the-genetic-af-trial
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Jonathan P Piccini, Stuart J Connolly, William T Abraham, Jeff S Healey, Benjamin A Steinberg, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Patricia Dignacco, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, William H Sauer, Michel White, Stephen B Wilton, Inder S Anand, Christopher Dufton, Debra A Marshall, Ryan G Aleong, Gordon W Davis, Richard L Clark, Laura L Emery, Michael R Bristow
BACKGROUND: Few therapies are available for the safe and effective treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure. Bucindolol is a non-selective beta-blocker with mild vasodilator activity previously found to have accentuated antiarrhythmic effects and increased efficacy for preventing heart failure events in patients homozygous for the major allele of the ADRB1 Arg389Gly polymorphism (ADRB1 Arg389Arg genotype). The safety and efficacy of bucindolol for the prevention of AF or atrial flutter (AFL) in these patients has not been proven in randomized trials...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754661/catheter-ablation-versus-antiarrhythmic-drug-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation-cabana-trial-study-rationale-and-design
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Douglas L Packer, Daniel B Mark, Richard A Robb, Kristi H Monahan, Tristram D Bahnson, Kathleen Moretz, Jeanne E Poole, Alice Mascette, Yves Rosenberg, Neal Jeffries, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Kerry L Lee
The Catheter Ablation Versus Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation (CABANA,NCT00911508)(1) trial is testing the hypothesis that the treatment strategy of percutaneous left atrial catheter ablation for the purpose of eliminating atrial fibrillation (AF) is superior to current state-of-the-art pharmacologic therapy. This international 140-center clinical trial was designed to randomize 2200 patients to a strategy of catheter ablation versus state-of-the-art rate or rhythm control drug therapy. Inclusion criteria include: 1) age> 65, or ≤65 with≥ 1 risk factor for stroke, 2) documented AF warranting treatment, and 3) eligibility for both catheter ablation and≥ 2 anti-arrhythmic or≥ 2 rate control drugs...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754460/prognostic-evaluation-of-the-elastic-properties-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Edoardo Sciatti, Enrico Vizzardi, Ivano Bonadei, Davide Fabbricatore, Francesco Prati, Mattia Pagnoni, Marco Metra
BACKGROUND: Nowadays there is an increased interest in the role of aortic stiffness in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF), since it is a major determinant of left ventricular (LV) performance. We aimed at assessing the predictive value of the aortic stiffness parameters, measured by echocardiography, in patients affected by non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) regarding three end-points: death, HF rehospitalization, combined death or HF rehospitalization in a long-term follow-up...
May 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753673/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-malnutrition-using-3-scoring-systems-among-outpatients-with-heart-failure-a-comparison-with-body-mass-index
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Shirley Sze, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Syed Kazmi, Alan Rigby, John G F Cleland, Kenneth Wong, Andrew Lawrence Clark
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to report the prevalence, clinical associations, and prognostic consequences of malnutrition in outpatients with heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Malnutrition may be common in HF and associated with adverse outcomes, but few data exist. METHODS: We applied the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI), controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score, and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) to consecutive patients referred with suspected HF to a clinic serving a local population (n = 550,000)...
May 2, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752195/prevalence-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-atrial-functional-mitral-regurgitation-in-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Chihiro Saito, Yuichiro Minami, Kotaro Arai, Shintaro Haruki, Yoshimi Yagishita, Kentaro Jujo, Kyomi Ashihara, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Functional mitral regurgitation (MR) caused by reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) and tethering, termed ventricular functional MR (VFMR), is associated with worse outcomes. Atrial functional MR (AFMR) caused by left atrial enlargement and annular dilatation was also recently described in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the clinical profiles of AFMR in hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients are unclear. We investigated the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and prognosis of AFMR in hospitalized HF patients with AF...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749941/the-impact-of-atrial-fibrillation-clinical-subtype-on-mortality
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Melissa Leung, Philippe J van Rosendael, Rachid Abou, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Dominic Y Leung, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the prognostic implications of the clinical subtype of atrial fibrillation (AF): paroxysmal or persistent. BACKGROUND: Underlying structural abnormalities of the left atrium may be responsible for the initial clinical presentation of AF in either paroxysmal or persistent form, yet the prognostic implications of the clinical subtype on presentation are unknown. METHODS: Over a median of 7 years, 1,773 patients (age 64 ± 12 years, 74% males) with nonvalvular AF with index presentations for paroxysmal or persistent AF were followed for the occurrence of all-cause mortality...
February 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746622/socioeconomic-factors-and-mortality-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-cohort-study-in-swedish-primary-care
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Per Wändell, Axel C Carlsson, Danijela Gasevic, Martin J Holzmann, Johan Ärnlöv, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
Background: Preventing ischaemic stroke attracts significant focus in atrial fibrillation (AF) cases. Less is known on the association between socioeconomic factors and mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with AF. Methods: Our study population included adults (n=12 283) ≥45 years diagnosed with AF at 75 primary care centres in Sweden 2001-07. Cox regression was used to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association between the exposures educational level, marital status, neighbourhood socioeconomic status and the outcomes all-cause mortality, after adjustment for age, and comorbid cardiovascular conditions...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745996/how-do-anticoagulated-atrial-fibrillation-patients-who-suffer-ischemic-stroke-or-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-differ
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Heidi Lehtola, Juha Hartikainen, Päivi Hartikainen, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Ilpo Nuotio, Antti Palomäki, Antti Ylitalo, K E Juhani Airaksinen, Pirjo Mustonen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases risk of ischemic stroke, and oral anticoagulation (OAC) increases risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). This study aimed to compare OAC-treated AF patients with an ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) or spontaneous ICH as their first lifetime cerebrovascular event, especially focusing on patients with therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR). HYPOTHESIS: We assumed that in AF patients suffering ischemic stroke/TIA or ICH, patient characteristics could be different in patients with therapeutic INR than in patients with warfarin...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743909/improvement-of-physical-capacity-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
#16
Paweł Prochownik, Tadeusz Przewłocki, Piotr Podolec, Piotr Wilkołek, Bartosz Sobień, Urszula Gancarczyk, Natalia Podolec, Monika Komar
Introduction: Atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common congenital cardiac anomaly diagnosed in adults. It often remains asymptomatic until the fourth or fifth decade of life. Significant left-to-right interatrial shunting is associated with the risk of heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and atrial fibrillation. Percutaneous ASD closure is a recognized method of treatment. Aim: To evaluate the clinical outcomes and physical capacity in patients undergoing transcatheter closure of ostium secundum ASD...
2018: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739702/contemporary-approach-to-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-risks-benefits-and-new-options
#17
REVIEW
Jonathan Stock, Brian J Malm
Atrial fibrillation is a common diagnosis affecting nearly 3 million adults in the United States. Morbidity and mortality in these patients is driven largely by the associated increased risk of thromboembolic complications, especially stroke. Atrial fibrillation is a stronger risk factor than hypertension, coronary disease, or heart failure and is associated with an approximately five-fold increased risk. Mitigating stroke risk can be challenging and requires accurate assessment of stroke risk factors and careful selection of appropriate therapy...
April 4, 2018: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731345/metoprolol-vs-diltiazem-in-the-acute-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
RaeAnn Hirschy, Kimberly A Ackerbauer, Gary D Peksa, E Paul O'Donnell, Joshua M DeMott
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the effects of metoprolol versus diltiazem in the acute management of atrial fibrillation (AF) with rapid ventricular response (RVR) in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study of patients with HFrEF in AF with RVR receiving either intravenous push (IVP) doses of metoprolol or diltiazem was conducted between January 2012 and September 2016. The primary outcome was successful rate control within 30 min of medication administration, defined as a heart rate (HR) < 100 beats per minute or a HR reduction ≥ 20%...
April 27, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729262/potential-roles-of-circulating-matrix-metalloproteinase-28-mmp-28-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Gao Zhan, Ge Wenhua, Hu Jie, Qu Xiang, Chen Lingzhi, Xia Xue, Chen Xing-Xing, Zhu Qianli, Huang Weijian, Zhou Hao
AIMS: Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart disease. Previous research has found that several members of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family are involved. However, the role of the most recently discovered member of the MMP family, MMP-28, has not been fully investigated. The present study aimed to reveal the role of MMP-28 in atrial fibrillation. MAIN METHODS: 254 patients with sinus rhythm, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, or persistent atrial fibrillation were enrolled in this prospective observational study...
May 2, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728831/time-trends-in-characteristics-clinical-course-and-outcomes-of-13-791-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Pere Llorens, Patricia Javaloyes, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Javier Jacob, Pablo Herrero-Puente, Víctor Gil, José Manuel Garrido, Eva Salvo, Marta Fuentes, Héctor Alonso, Fernando Richard, Francisco Javier Lucas, Héctor Bueno, John Parissis, Christian E Müller, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVES: To analyse time trends in patient characteristics, clinical course, hospitalisation rate, and outcomes in acute heart failure along a 10-year period (2007-2016). METHODS: The EAHFE registry has prospectively collected 13,971 consecutive AHF patients diagnosed in 41 Spanish emergency departments (EDs) at five different time points (2007/2009/2011/2014/2016). Eighty patient-related variables and outcomes were described and statistically significant changes along time were evaluated...
May 4, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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