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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458056/alcohol-and-cv-health-jekyll-and-hyde-j-curves
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REVIEW
Evan L O'Keefe, James J Di Nicolantonio, James H O'Keefe, Carl J Lavie
A routine of light or moderate alcohol consumption (≤1 drink/day for women and 1 to 2 drinks/day for men) were associated with a lower risk for all-cause mortality, coronary artery disease (CAD), type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), heart failure (HF), and stroke. Conversely, heavy drinking, (>4 drinks/day) is associated with an increased risk for death and cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD). Excessive alcohol intake trails behind only smoking and obesity among the 3 leading causes of premature deaths in the United States (US)...
February 16, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457358/crt-survey-ii-a-european-society-of-cardiology-survey-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-11-088-patients-who-is-doing-what-to-whom-and-how
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Kenneth Dickstein, Camilla Normand, Angelo Auricchio, Nigussie Bogale, John G Cleland, Anselm K Gitt, Christoph Stellbrink, Stefan D Anker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Maurizio Gasparini, Gerhard Hindricks, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Piotr Ponikowski, Frank Ruschitzka, Giovanni Luca Botto, Alan Bulava, Gabor Duray, Carsten Israel, Christophe Leclercq, Peter Margitfalvi, Óscar Cano, Chris Plummer, Nedim Umutay Sarigul, Maciej Sterlinski, Cecilia Linde
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in appropriately selected patients with heart failure and is strongly recommended for such patients by guidelines. A European Society of Cardiology (ESC) CRT survey conducted in 2008-2009 showed considerable variation in guideline adherence and large individual, national and regional differences in patient selection, implantation practice and follow-up. Accordingly, two ESC associations, the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Failure Association, designed a second prospective survey to describe contemporary clinical practice regarding CRT...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454549/technology-advances-to-improve-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-what-clinicians-should-know
#3
Angelo Auricchio, Ward A Heggermont
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a well-established treatment for symptomatic heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, prolonged QRS duration, and abnormal QRS morphology. The ultimate goals of modern CRT are to improve the proportion of patients responding to CRT and to maximize the response to CRT in patients who do respond. While the rate of CRT nonresponders has moderately but progressively decreased over the last 20 years, mostly in patients with left bundle branch block, in patients without left bundle branch block the response rate is almost unchanged...
February 14, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453694/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-the-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jayson R Baman, Moussa Mansour, E Kevin Heist, David T Huang, Yitschak Biton
Atrial fibrillation is commonly coexistent with heart failure, and the management of the heart failure patient would be incomplete without an appreciation for atrial fibrillation management. There are many complications associated with oral anticoagulation in the prevention of stroke related to atrial fibrillation. In recent years, the advent of several percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion/closure strategies has sought to provide an alternative treatment modality. Here, we systematically review the published literature to investigate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous LAA occlusion/closure devices...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452776/women-specific-risk-factors-for-heart-failure-a-genetic-approach
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REVIEW
Jet van der Kemp, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Folkert W Asselbergs, N Charlotte Onland-Moret
Heart failure is a complex disease, which is presented differently by men and women. Several studies have shown that reproductive factors, such as age at natural menopause, parity and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), may play a role in the development of heart failure. Shared genetics may provide clues to underlying mechanisms; however, this has never been examined. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to explore whether any reproductive factor is potentially related to heart failure in women, based on genetic similarities...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451507/-appropriateness-in-cardiology-a-statement-of-the-anmco-veneto-region
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Guerrino Zuin, Gianfranco Frigo, Loris Roncon, Aldo Bonso, Emanuele Carbonieri, Fabio Chirillo, Fabio De Conti, Pietro Delise, Alessandro Desideri, Daniele D'Este, Loredano Milani, Roberto Valle, Claudio Bilato
Inappropriate tests are responsible for longer waiting lists, higher economical costs for the National Health System and major clinical risks due to radiation exposure from prescription abuse of diagnostic testing. Clinical inappropriateness frequently derives from poor knowledge of guidelines, "defensive medicine" approach and/or repeat requests of patients and family members. About one third of non-invasive imaging tests are considered inappropriate.In order to define the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of the most common cardiovascular diseases with the highest risk of inappropriateness, all the cardiologists of the Veneto Region (Italy), along with the local chapters of the main national cardiology societies and general practitioners have been involved by the Regional Section of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) in several scientific meetings on the following topics: hypertension, chronic ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447733/stroke-risk-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-after-myocardial-infarction-without-atrial-fibrillation
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João Pedro Ferreira, Nicolas Girerd, John Gregson, Ichraq Latar, Abhinav Sharma, Marc A Pfeffer, John J V McMurray, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Bertram Pitt, Kenneth Dickstein, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad
BACKGROUND: Stroke can occur after myocardial infarction (MI) in the absence of atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify risk factors (excluding AF) for the occurrence of stroke and to develop a calibrated and validated stroke risk score in patients with MI and heart failure (HF) and/or systolic dysfunction. METHODS: The datasets included in this pooling initiative were derived from 4 trials: CAPRICORN (Effect of Carvedilol on Outcome After Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction), OPTIMAAL (Optimal Trial in Myocardial Infarction With Angiotensin II Antagonist Losartan), VALIANT (Valsartan in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial), and EPHESUS (Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure Efficacy and Survival Study); EPHESUS was used for external validation...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446254/heart-failure-a-weak-link-in-cha-2-ds-2-vasc
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Leif Friberg, Lars H Lund
AIMS: In atrial fibrillation, stroke risk is assessed by the CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score. Heart failure is included in CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc, but the rationale is uncertain. Our objective was to test if heart failure is a risk factor for stroke, independent of other risk factors in CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 300 839 patients with atrial fibrillation in the Swedish Patient Register 2005-11. Three definitions of heart failure were used in order to assess the robustness of the results...
February 15, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445985/acute-pericarditis-following-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Giacomo Mugnai, Carlo de Asmundis, Saverio Iacopino, Erwin Ströker, Massimo Longobardi, Maria Claudia Negro, Valentina De Regibus, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Cesare Storti, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Acute pericarditis is a minor complication following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical aspects of pericarditis following cryoballoon (CB) ablation of AF investigating a possible association with procedural characteristics and a possible relationship with post-ablation recurrences. METHODS: Four hundred fifty consecutive patients (male 73%, age 59.9 ± 11.2 years) with drug-resistant paroxysmal AF who underwent CB ablation as index procedure were enrolled...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445225/atrial-fibrillation-characteristics-in-patients-on-haemodialysis-vs-peritoneal-dialysis
#10
Ran Abuhasira, Yuval Mizrakli, Avi Shimony, Victor Novack, Alla Shnaider, Yosef S Haviv
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly prevalent in dialysis patients, however whether its impact differs between patients on haemodialysis (HD) vs. peritoneal dialysis (PD) is unknown. We aimed to compare the association of AF and clinical outcomes in different dialysis modalities. We performed a population based retrospective cohort study, including adult patients who initiated dialysis between the years 2002 and 2015. Clinical, echocardiographic and laboratory data were reviewed and correlated with outcomes in HD vs...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444969/atrial-fibrillation-detected-after-stroke-is-related-to-a-low-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-recurrence
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Luciano A Sposato, Joshua O Cerasuolo, Lauren E Cipriano, Jiming Fang, Sebastian Fridman, Maryse Paquet, Gustavo Saposnik
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of 1-year ischemic stroke recurrence between atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosed after stroke (AFDAS) and sinus rhythm (SR) and investigate whether underlying heart disease is as frequent in AFDAS as it is in AF known before stroke (KAF). METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we included all ischemic stroke patients admitted to institutions participating in the Ontario Stroke Registry from July 1, 2003, to March 31, 2013. Based on heart rhythm assessed during admission, we classified patients as AFDAS, KAF, or SR...
February 14, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436194/comparison-of-rhythm-and-rate-control-strategies-for-stroke-occurrence-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Yu Jeong Choi, Ki Woon Kang, Tae Hoon Kim, Myung Jin Cha, Jung Myung Lee, Junbeom Park, Jin Kyu Park, Jaemin Shim, Jae Sun Uhm, Jun Kim, Hyung Wook Park, Eue Keun Choi, Jin Bae Kim, Changsoo Kim, Young Soo Lee, Boyoung Joung
PURPOSE: Comparisons of rhythm and rate control strategies for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are still inconclusive. We compared differences in clinical outcomes between the rhythm and rate control strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The COmparison study of Drugs for symptom control and complication prEvention of Atrial Fibrillation (CODE-AF) registry prospectively enrolled 6000 patients who were treated for AF using real-world guideline adherence at multiple referral centers...
March 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434126/a-case-of-heart-failure-with-hyperthyroidism-demonstrating-discrepancy-between-the-clinical-course-and-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels
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Chiaki Kishida, Ryo Naito, Hiroki Kasuya, Tomohiro Kaneko, Kosuke Yabe, Midori Kakihara, Ryosuke Shimai, Hiroyuki Isogai, Dai Ozaki, Yuki Yasuda, Fuminori Odagiri, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Ken Yokoyama, Takashi Tokano, Hajime Koyano, Yuji Nakazato
A 35-year-old Japanese man was emergently admitted to our hospital with chief complaints of palpitation and dyspnea. He has been treated for Basedow's disease. He was diagnosed with acute decompensated heart failure, atrial fibrillation and thyrotoxicosis. We started anti-thyroid agents and a treatment for heart failure with beta blockers and diuretics under anti-coagulation therapy. His B-type natriuretic peptide levels remained high, although the heart failure had been compensated and the heart rate was well controlled while hyperthyroidism still existed...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433335/relationship-between-the-prognostic-value-of-ventilatory-efficiency-and-age-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuko Kato, Shinya Suzuki, Tokuhisa Uejima, Hiroaki Semba, Osamu Nagayama, Etsuko Hayama, Takuto Arita, Naoharu Yagi, Hiroto Kano, Shunsuke Matsuno, Takayuki Otsuka, Yuji Oikawa, Takashi Kunihara, Junji Yajima, Takeshi Yamashita
Background Ventilatory efficiency decreases with age. This study aimed to investigate the prognostic significance and cut-off value of the minute ventilation/carbon dioxide production (VE/VCO 2 ) slope according to age in patients with heart failure. Methods and results We analysed 1501 patients with heart failure from our observational cohort who performed maximal symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing and separated them into three age groups (≤55 years, 56-70 years and ≥71 years) in total and according to the three ejection fraction categories defined by European Society of Cardiology guidelines...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430523/plasma-catecholamine-levels-on-the-morning-of-surgery-predict-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Ethan J Anderson, Jimmy T Efird, Andy C Kiser, Patricia B Crane, Wesley T O'Neal, T Bruce Ferguson, Hazaim Alwair, Kendal Carter, J Mark Williams, Anil K Gehi, Alan P Kypson
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether plasma catecholamines and monoamine oxidase-B (MOA-B) are associated with post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. BACKGROUND: Although intra- and post-operative adrenergic tone has been demonstrated to be an causative factor for POAF, the role and association of pre-operative plasma catecholamines remains unclear. METHODS: Prior to administration of anesthesia on the morning of surgery, blood samples were obtained from 324 patients undergoing nonemergent coronary artery bypass graft and/or aortic valve surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass at East Carolina Heart Institute...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429026/modulation-of-renal-sympathetic-innervation-recent-insights-beyond-blood-pressure-control
#16
REVIEW
Dominik Linz, Mathias Hohl, Adrian D Elliott, Dennis H Lau, Felix Mahfoud, Murray D Esler, Prashanthan Sanders, Michael Böhm
Renal afferent and efferent sympathetic nerves are involved in the regulation of blood pressure and have a pathophysiological role in hypertension. Additionally, several conditions that frequently coexist with hypertension, such as heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, renal dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome, demonstrate enhanced sympathetic activity. Renal denervation (RDN) is an approach to reduce renal and whole body sympathetic activation. Experimental models indicate that RDN has the potential to lower blood pressure and prevent cardio-renal remodeling in chronic diseases associated with enhanced sympathetic activation...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428663/shengmai-san-derived-herbal-prevents-the-development-of-a-vulnerable-substrate-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-rat-model-of-ischemic-heart-failure
#17
Jin Ma, Shiyu Ma, Chunxia Yin, Huanlin Wu
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate whether a Shengmai San-derived herbal, Fumai granule (FM), which had a preventive effect on atrial fibrillation (AF) in myocardial infarction (MI)-induced heart failure (HF) rat and to determine the underlying mechanisms. DESIGN AND METHODS: MI was induced by a ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. One week after MI surgery, FM was gavaged for 4 weeks. AF inducibility was detected by transesophageal programmed electrical stimulation technology...
February 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428607/it-is-time-for-catheter-ablation-to-be-considered-as-first-line-treatment-option-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
#18
EDITORIAL
Mobin Kheirkhahan, Nassir F Marrouche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428199/elevated-soluble-st2-concentration-may-involve-in-the-progression-of-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Xu Ma, Hui Yuan, Hai-Xia Luan, Ya-Li Shi, Xiao-Li Zeng, Yan Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the value of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) in Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients' risk prediction. METHODS: Healthy people (n = 60) and AF patients (n = 194) were consecutively enrolled into this project. RESULTS: In the health group, the mean age was 54 y (55% males). Serum median concentration of sST2 in healthy individuals was 17.04 ng/ml. In the AF patients group, the mean age was 61 years, and 64% were males...
February 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428145/his-bundle-pacing-is-it-ready-for-prime-time
#20
REVIEW
Fatima M Ezzeddine, Gopi Dandamudi
Long-term right ventricular apical pacing has been associated with detrimental effects, including an increased risk for heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and death. Most of these adverse effects result from ventricular dyssynchrony related to perturbed ventricular depolarization. In addition, biventricular pacing has limited benefits in patients with non-left bundle branch block and severely reduced ejection fraction. Consequently, alternative pacing strategies that mimic natural physiology are desired. Recently, permanent His bundle pacing has emerged as a true physiologic form of ventricular pacing that has been shown to be safe and feasible in clinical practice...
March 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
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