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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098068/the-differential-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
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Dominik Berliner, Nils Schneider, Tobias Welte, Johann Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a common symptom affecting as many as 25% of patients seen in the ambulatory setting. It can arise from many different underlying conditions and is sometimes a manifestation of a life-threatening disease. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, and on pertinent guidelines. RESULTS: The term dyspnea refers to a wide variety of subjective perceptions, some of which can be influenced by the patient's emotional state...
December 9, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097117/cobalt-intoxication-heart-failure-after-revision-total-hip-replacement-for-ceramic-head-fracture-a-case-report
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Chul-Ho Kim, Young Hyun Choi, Mi Yeon Jeong, Jae Suk Chang, Pil Whan Yoon
In 1960s, toxic heart failure due to cobalt poisoning was firstly reported from Canadian industrial worker. Following development of bearing materials in hip arthroplasties, using cobalt-chrome alloy in bearing surface, there were rarely reported of systemic affect toxic cobaltism include toxic heart failure due to articulation wear in Western countries. It could be happened more easily by third body wear from ceramic particle especially revision total hip replacement (THR) surgery using cobalt-chrome alloy following ceramic articulation breakage which index surgery performed by ceramic on ceramic bearing...
December 2016: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096226/disseminated-adenovirus-infection-causing-severe-ards
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Steven J Campbell, Jessica A Kynyk, John A Davis
A previously healthy young man with a rare genetic condition presented with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pneumonia with septic shock. He did not improve with conventional therapy for his known causal organism thus prompting further workup. He was found to be profoundly immunosuppressed raising our suspicion for atypical organisms. A bronchoalveolar lavage sample was positive via PCR for adenovirus which we suspect exacerbated a pre-existing bacterial pneumonia and led to a severe and non-responsive respiratory failure...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095492/growth-hormone-deficiency-is-associated-with-worse-cardiac-function-physical-performance-and-outcome-in-chronic-heart-failure-insights-from-the-t-o-s-ca-ghd-study
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Michele Arcopinto, Andrea Salzano, Francesco Giallauria, Eduardo Bossone, Jörgen Isgaard, Alberto M Marra, Emanuele Bobbio, Olga Vriz, David N Åberg, Daniele Masarone, Amato De Paulis, Lavinia Saldamarco, Carlo Vigorito, Pietro Formisano, Massimo Niola, Francesco Perticone, Domenico Bonaduce, Luigi Saccà, Annamaria Colao, Antonio Cittadini
BACKGROUND: Although mounting evidence supports the concept that growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) affects cardiovascular function, no study has systematically investigated its prevalence and role in a large cohort of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of GHD in mild-to-moderate CHF and to explore clinical and functional correlates of GHD. METHODS: One-hundred thirty CHF patients underwent GH provocative test with GHRH+arginine and accordingly categorized into GH-deficiency (GHD, n = 88, age = 61...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094639/chronic-heart-failure-part-1-pathophysiology-signs-and-symptoms
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Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. This is the first of two articles on chronic heart failure, and outlines the pathophysiology of the condition, its causes, assessment, and signs and symptoms. Part 2 will discuss the treatment and management of the condition, including pharmacological strategies, device implantation, lifestyle modification, cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care...
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094466/effects-of-beta-blockers-on-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-coronary-heart-disease
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Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Takehiro Sugiyama, Hiroshi Kajio
AIMS: Although beta-blockers can prolong survival in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF), use of beta-blockers in patients with diabetes may cause hypoglycaemia and weight gain, which are associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular events. METHODS: Using the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial data, we performed Cox proportional hazards analysis to assess the effects of beta-blockers on all-cause mortality in 2,244 patients with type 2 diabetes who had stable coronary heart disease (CHD) with and without a prior history of MI/HFrEF...
January 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094131/prognostic-significance-of-serial-high-sensitivity-troponin-i-measurements-following-acute-cardiac-decompensation-correlation-with-longer-term-clinical-outcomes-and-reverse-remodelling
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Julia Wallenborn, Almuth Marx, Stefan Störk, Gülmisal Güder, Susanne Brenner, Georg Ertl, Christiane E Angermann
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the correlation of levels of and changes in serial high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hsTnI) with subsequent clinical event rates and changes in cardiac morphology and function in patients hospitalized for acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: HsTnI levels were determined in 875 ADHF patients before discharge from hospital (baseline cohort) and clinical outcomes assessed after 180days. HsTnI was re-measured at 180days in 456/875 patients (follow-up cohort)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094130/acute-systolic-heart-failure-with-normal-admission-bnp-clinical-features-and-outcomes
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Hesham R Omar, Maya Guglin
INTRODUCTION: The characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute systolic heart failure (HF) and normal admission B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has not been previously explored. METHODS: Using the ESCAPE trial data, we compared patients with acute HF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤30% who have either normal or elevated BNP on the day of hospitalization. The study endpoints were 30-day and 6-month mortality, all-cause rehospitalization and rehospitalization for HF...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092254/-what-do-adults-die-in-mexico-impact-on-the-economic-and-social-development-of-the-nation-the-global-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Martín Rosas-Peralta, Efraín Arizmendi-Uribe, Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez
Noncommunicable diseases have been established as a clear threat, not only to human health but also to the development and economic growth. Claiming 63% of all deaths, these diseases are currently the main murderer worldwide. The increase in the prevalence and importance of noncommunicable diseases specifically of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity is the result of a complex interplay between health, economic growth and development, which is strongly associated with universal trends such as the aging of the world population, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092162/clinical-use-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-and-the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-the-prognosis-and-risk-stratification-of-heart-failure-a-literature-review
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Amanda M Marsh, Austin Huy Nguyen, Taylor M Parker, Devendra K Agrawal
Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome that represents the end stage of heart disease and remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. As heart failure mortality rates remain elevated, additional biomarkers that facilitate early detection or risk stratification in HF is of particularly great interest. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) cause the activation of intracellular signaling, gene expression, and production of inflammatory cytokines and have been linked to many inflammatory disease states such as diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis...
November 30, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090760/expression-patterns-of-cardiac-aging-in-drosophila
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Leah Cannon, Alexander C Zambon, Anthony Cammarato, Zhi Zhang, Georg Vogler, Matthew Munoz, Erika Taylor, Jérôme Cartry, Sanford I Bernstein, Simon Melov, Rolf Bodmer
Aging causes cardiac dysfunction, often leading to heart failure and death. The molecular basis of age-associated changes in cardiac structure and function is largely unknown. The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is well-suited to investigate the genetics of cardiac aging. Flies age rapidly over the course of weeks, benefit from many tools to easily manipulate their genome, and their heart has significant genetic and phenotypic similarities to the human heart. Here, we performed a cardiac-specific gene expression study on aging Drosophila and carried out a comparative meta-analysis with published rodent data...
February 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090229/the-impact-exerted-on-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-by-aldosterone-receptor-antagonists-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Renato De Vecchis, Claudio Cantatrione, Damiana Mazzei, Augusto Barone, Nicola Maurea
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone receptor antagonists (ARAs) have been associated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFREF), but not in those with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). With the aim to study this topic more deeply, we carried out a meta-analysis of selective and non-selective ARAs in HFREF and HFpEF. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Scopus databases...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090009/prognostic-impact-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-new-risk-score-of-its-onset-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-heart-failure%C3%A3-a-report-from-the-chart-2-study
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Takeshi Yamauchi, Yasuhiko Sakata, Masanobu Miura, Takeo Onose, Kanako Tsuji, Ruri Abe, Takuya Oikawa, Shintaro Kasahara, Masayuki Sato, Kotaro Nochioka, Takashi Shiroto, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Miyata, Hiroaki Shimokawa
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) among patients at high risk for heart failure (HF) remains unclear. In addition, there is no risk estimation model for AF development in these patients.Methods and Results:The present study included 5,382 consecutive patients at high risk of HF enrolled in the CHART-2 Study (n=10,219). At enrollment, 1,217 (22.6%) had AF, and were characterized, as compared with non-AF patients, by higher age, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, higher B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level and lower left ventricular ejection fraction...
January 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089471/infantile-haemangioma
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Christine Léauté-Labrèze, John I Harper, Peter H Hoeger
With a prevalence of 4·5%, infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign tumours of infancy, arising in the first few weeks of life and exhibiting a characteristic sequence of growth and spontaneous involution. Most infantile haemangiomas do not require therapy. However, to identify at-risk haemangiomas, close follow-up is crucial in the first weeks of life; 80% of all haemangiomas reach their final size by 3 months of age. The main indications for treatment are life-threatening infantile haemangioma (causing heart failure or respiratory distress), tumours posing functional risks (eg, visual obstruction, amblyopia, or feeding difficulties), ulceration, and severe anatomic distortion, especially on the face...
January 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089316/decreased-mortality-with-beta-blockers-in%C3%A2-patients-with-heart-failure-and-coexisting-atrial-fibrillation-an-af-chf-substudy
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Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, Azadeh Shohoudi, Denis Roy, Mario Talajic, Rafik Tadros, Blandine Mondésert, Katia Dyrda, Léna Rivard, Jason G Andrade, Laurent Macle, Peter G Guerra, Bernard Thibault, Marc Dubuc, Paul Khairy
OBJECTIVES: The impact of beta-blockers on mortality and hospitalizations was assessed in the largest randomized trial of patients with both atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF): the Atrial Fibrillation-Congestive Heart Failure trial. BACKGROUND: Although beta-blockers are the cornerstone of therapy for HFrEF, a recent patient-level meta-analysis cast doubt on their efficacy in patients with coexisting AF. METHODS: From a total of 1,376 subjects randomized in the AF-CHF trial, those without beta-blockers at baseline were propensity matched to a maximum of 2 exposed patients...
January 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089194/left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-predicts-major-adverse-cardiac-events-and-all-cause-mortality-in-heart-transplant-patients
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Hans Eiskjær, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Lars Bo Ilkjær, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LVGLS) is a robust longitudinal myocardial deformation marker that is strongly affected by cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), microvascular dysfunction, and acute cellular rejection (ACR). We evaluated graft deformation for risk stratification in long-term heart transplant (HTx) patients. METHODS: The study included 196 patients who underwent HTx between 2011 and 2013. Patients underwent comprehensive echocardiography and coronary angiography...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088910/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-sglt2i-their-role-in-cardiometabolic-risk-management
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Niki Katsiki, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Michael J Theodorakis
BACKGROUND: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) are a novel category of oral antidiabetic drugs that inhibit renal glucose reabsorption and increase renal glucose excretion, thus lowering plasma glucose levels. This unique mechanism of SGLT2i action is insulin independent, thus improving glycemic control without promoting hypoglycemia in the absence of exogenously administered insulin. METHODS: The present narrative review addresses the putative associations between SGLT2i and several cardiovascular (CV) and microvascular risk factors, as well as their effects on cardiac and renal function...
January 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088628/methods-needed-to-measure-predictive-accuracy-a-study-of-diabetic-patients
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Hafiz M R Khan, Sarah Mende, Aamrin Rafiq, Kemesha Gabbidon, P Hemachandra Reddy
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and it can result in several complications such as kidney failure, heart failure, stroke, and blindness making it a major medical and public health concern in the United States. Statistical methods are important to detect risk factors and identify the best sampling plan to determine predictive bounds for diabetic patients' data. The main objective of this paper is to identify the best fit bootstrapping sampling method and to draw the predictive bound considering diabetes patient data...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087688/thirty-years-of-evidence-on-the-efficacy-of-drug-treatments-for-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-network-meta-analysis
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Heather Burnett, Amy Earley, Adriaan A Voors, Michele Senni, John J V McMurray, Celine Deschaseaux, Shannon Cope
BACKGROUND: Treatments that reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), β-blockers (BB), mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA), and angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNI), have not been studied in a head-to-head fashion. This network meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy of these drugs and their combinations regarding all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087687/survival-benefits-of-invasive-versus-conservative-strategies-in-heart-failure-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Georg Wolff, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Felicita Andreotti, Michalina Kołodziejczak, Christian Jung, Pietro Scicchitano, Fiorella Devito, Annapaola Zito, Michele Occhipinti, Battistina Castiglioni, Giuseppe Calveri, Francesco Maisano, Marco M Ciccone, Stefano De Servi, Eliano P Navarese
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction caused by ischemic heart disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It remains unclear whether revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries benefits or risks in this group of stable patients compared with medical treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a meta-analysis of available studies comparing different methods of revascularization (PCI or CABG) against each other or medical treatment in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
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