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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141844/architectural-t-wave-analysis-and-identification-of-on-therapy-breakthrough-arrhythmic-risk-in-type-1-and-type-2-long-qt-syndrome
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Alan Sugrue, Ram K Rohatgi, Peter A Noseworthy, Vaclav Kremen, J Martijn Bos, Bo Qiang, Yehu Sapir, Zachi I Attia, Christopher G Scott, Peter Brady, Samuel J Asirvatham, Paul A Friedman, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Although the hallmark of long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is abnormal cardiac repolarization, there are varying degrees of phenotypic expression and arrhythmic risk. Our aim was to evaluate the performance of a morphological T-wave analysis program in defining breakthrough LQTS arrhythmic risk beyond the QTc value. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 407 genetically confirmed patients with LQT1 (n=246; 43% men) and LQT2 (n=161; 41% men) over the mean follow-up period of 6...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138200/assessing-the-consequences-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-offspring-s-cardiovascular-health-mysweetheart-cohort-study-protocol-switzerland
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Stefano Di Bernardo, Yvan Mivelaz, Adina Mihaela Epure, Yvan Vial, Umberto Simeoni, Pascal Bovet, Sandrine Estoppey Younes, Arnaud Chiolero, Nicole Sekarski
INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a state of glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. GDM carries prenatal and perinatal risks as well as long-term risks for the mother and her child. GDM may be involved in the foetal programming of long-term cardiovascular health. However, evidence is sparse and the effect of GDM on cardiovascular health is unknown. To address these issues, we will conduct MySweetHeart Cohort study. The objectives are to assess the effect of GDM on offspring's cardiovascular health early in life by using surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135621/efficacy-of-implementation-of-a-chest-pain-center-at-a-community-hospital
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Alexandra Davis, Jason Chiu, Stanley K Lau, Yih Jen Kok, Jonathan Y H Wu
INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is the second leading cause for emergency department (ED) visits in the United States; however, <20% of the patients have acute coronary syndrome that require immediate attention. The HEART score is designed for rapid risk stratification of ED chest pain patients using the following criteria: history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and troponin. It has been shown to be superior in identifying patients with low (HEART score 0-3) and high (7-10) risk of major adverse cardiac events, who can then be rapidly discharged or admitted for intervention...
December 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132782/midterm-outcomes-after-postoperative-delirium-on-cognition-and-mood-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery
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Quyen Nguyen, Kelsey Uminski, Brett M Hiebert, Navdeep Tangri, Rakesh C Arora
OBJECTIVE: Delirium is a common neurologic complication after cardiac surgery. Our primary objective was to determine the impact of delirium on self-reported problems with midterm cognitive functioning and mood postcardiac surgery. METHODS: A single-center, prospective cohort study was conducted, enrolling 197 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting or valve replacement. Baseline cognition and mood were assessed preoperatively in elective patients as a part of routine care using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Patient Health Questionnaire 9, respectively...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127877/breast-arterial-calcification-on-screening-mammography-can-predict-significant-coronary-artery-disease-in-women
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Brendan S Kelly, Emer ScanlON, Helen Heneghan, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Enda Mc Dermott, Eric J Heffernan, Ruth Prichard, Sorcha Mc Nally
INTRODUCTION: Breast Arterial Calcification (BAC) on digital mammography has been associated with an increased risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). We aimed to investigate the association of BAC with findings on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) within a cohort of women from the national breast screening program. METHODS: Symptomatic women (chest pain) aged between 50 and 65 who underwent a CCTA and who also had a screening mammography between 2014 and 2015 were recorded...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121871/predictive-abilities-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-to-rapid-decline-of-renal-function-in-chinese-community-dwelling-population-a-5-year-prospective-analysis
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Shihui Fu, Chunling Liu, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Predictive abilities of cardiovascular biomarkers to renal function decline are more significant in Chinese community-dwelling population without glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 60 ml/min/1.73m(2), and long-term prospective study is an optimal choice to explore this problem. Aim of this analysis was to observe this problem during the follow-up of 5 years. METHODS: In a large medical check-up program in Beijing, there were 948 participants with renal function evaluated at baseline and follow-up of 5 years...
November 9, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103675/heart-valve-surgery-performed-by-trainee-surgeons-meta-analysis-of-clinical-outcomes
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REVIEW
Akshat Saxena, Sohaib A Virk, Sebastian R A Bowman, Richmond Jeremy, Paul G Bannon
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgical units must balance trainee education with the duty to provide optimal patient care. This is particularly challenging with valvular surgery, given the lower volume and increased complexity of these procedures. The present meta-analysis was conducted to assess the impact of trainee operator status on clinical outcomes following valvular surgery. METHODS: Medline, Embase and CENTRAL databases were systematically searched for studies reporting clinical outcomes according to the training status of the primary operator (consultant or trainee)...
October 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100876/preoperative-antiplatelet-and-statin-use-does-not-affect-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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Brianna M Krafcik, Alik Farber, Robert T Eberhardt, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Steven L Pike, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: The use of statin and antiplatelet medications has been advocated in patients with cerebrovascular disease as primary medical therapy and as an adjunct to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Our goal was to assess the prevalence of preoperative statin and antiplatelet use and its effect on perioperative outcomes after CEA. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program targeted CEA database was queried for patients undergoing CEA between 2011 and 2014...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096886/long-term-results-of-high-intensity-exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-revascularized-patients-for-symptomatic-coronary-artery-disease
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Birgitta Blakstad Nilsson, Pernille Lunde, Haakon Kiil Grøgaard, Inger Holm
Exercise capacity is a strong predictor of survival rate in patients with and without coronary artery disease. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) with improvements in the peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) of 3.5 ml/kg/min or more has been shown to be beneficial in earlier observational studies. Long-term results on VO2peak after CR are rare. The aim of this study was to assess if a 12-week outpatient CR program including high-intensity interval training would preserve or improve VO2peak 15 months after CR entry...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073000/-optimized-lv-only-pacing-using-a-dual-chamber-pacemaker-as-a-cost-effective-alternative-to-crt
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Maneesh K Rai, Mukund A Prabhu, Abhishek Sharma, Ritesh Vekariya, Padmanabh Kamath, Narasimha Pai, Ramanath L Kamath
BACKGROUND: Cardiac Resynchronization therapy (CRT) remains largely under-used in developing countries owing to the high cost of therapy. In this pilot study, we explore 'optimized' Left Ventricle Only Pacing (LVOP) as a cost effective alternative to cardiac resynchronization therapy in selected patients with heart failure. HYPOTHESIS: In economically poorer patients with heart failure, left bundle branch block (LBBB) and intact AV node conduction, synchronization can be obtained using a dual chamber pacemaker (leads in right atrium and Left ventricle) with the help of 2D strain imaging...
May 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071670/added-prognostic-value-of-left-ventricular-shape-by-gated-spect-imaging-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-and-normal-myocardial-perfusion
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Valeria Gaudieri, Carmela Nappi, Wanda Acampa, Emilia Zampella, Roberta Assante, Teresa Mannarino, Andrea Genova, Giovanni De Simini, Michele Klain, Guido Germano, Mario Petretta, Alberto Cuocolo
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling is associated with adverse cardiovascular events. We evaluated the added prognostic value of LV shape index (SI) assessed by gated single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) in patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 674 patients with normal myocardial perfusion and normal LV ejection fraction (EF) on stress gated SPECT imaging. An automated software program was used to calculate end-diastolic and end-systolic LVSI...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064614/accuracy-of-the-pacemaker-event-recorder-versus-holter-ecg-to-detect-both-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Stela Maria Vitorino Sampaio, Neyle Moara Craveiro, Francisco Darrieux, Ítalo Martins de Oliveira, Mauricio Scanavacca, Denise Hachul
Although new pacemakers can register cardiac rhythm, few studies were performed evaluating their accuracy in diagnosing ventricular arrhythmias (VA). This study aimed to assess the correlation and agreement between the pacemaker's monitor and the ambulatory Holter in detecting VA. METHODS/RESULTS: We studied 129 patients with pacemakers, mean age 68.6±19.1 years, 54.8% female. Once Holter monitoring was connected, the pacemakers' event counters were reset and clocks of both systems were synchronized to register ECG simultaneously...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042422/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-using-quadripolar-versus-non-quadripolar-left-ventricular-leads-programmed-to-biventricular-pacing-with-single-site-left-ventricular-pacing-impact-on-survival-and-heart-failure-hospitalization
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Francisco Leyva, Abbasin Zegard, Tian Qiu, Edmund Acquaye, Gaetano Ferrante, Jamie Walton, Howard Marshall
BACKGROUND: In cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), quadripolar (QUAD) left ventricular (LV) leads are less prone to postoperative complications than non-QUAD leads. Some studies have suggested better clinical outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical events were assessed in 847 patients after CRT-pacing or CRT-defibrillation using either QUAD (n=287) or non-QUAD (n=560), programmed to single-site site LV pacing. Over a follow-up period of 3.2 years (median [interquartile range, 1...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029889/brachytherapy-for-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-androgen-deprivation-and-the-risk-of%C3%A2-death
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Tom Pickles, Scott Tyldesley, Jeremy Hamm, Sean A Virani, W James Morris, Mira Keyes
PURPOSE: To determine whether the use of 6 months' adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) combined with brachytherapy for intermediate-risk (IR) and low-risk (LR) prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from men treated in the British Columbia Cancer Agency brachytherapy program from 1998 to 2012. Men were categorized by risk group and ADT use...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016800/the-prognostic-impact-of-single-extra-stimulus-on-programmed-ventricular-stimulation-in-brugada-patients-without-previous-cardiac-arrest-multi-centre-study-in-japan
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Masahiko Takagi, Yukio Sekiguchi, Yasuhiro Yokoyama, Naohiko Aihara, Masayasu Hiraoka, Kazutaka Aonuma
Aims: The prognostic value of programmed electrical stimulation (PES) in Brugada syndrome (BrS) remains controversial. One of the reasons for discrepant results may be due to the selection of stimulation protocol. We evaluated the prognostic value of a positive PES result (PES+) according to the inducible pacing sites and the number of extra-stimuli in BrS patients without previous cardiac arrest (CA). Methods and results: We enrolled 224 consecutive BrS patients without previous CA (mean age 51 ± 14 years, 209 males), who underwent PES with the identical protocol...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992976/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-an-adapted-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-for-home-care-patients
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Jodi L Feinberg, David Russell, Ana Mola, Melissa Trachtenberg, Irene Bick, Terri H Lipman, Kathryn H Bowles
Home care clinicians have an opportunity to improve care for post-hospitalization patients with cardiovascular disease. This mixed methods study examined the feasibility and acceptability of an adapted cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program for the home care setting. Surveys measuring patient self-care and knowledge were administered to patients (n = 46) at baseline and at 30-day follow-up. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients (n = 28) and home care clinicians (n = 11) at completion of the program...
October 6, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976397/-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-the-elderly-patient
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Bahar Boydak
As it is the case globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) make up the most frequent cause of death in Turkey also. Due to this fact, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has gained a highly important role in the treatment of coronary artery diseases. In Turkey, mortality and morbidity rates among the elderly patients are significantly high. Disability due to coronary artery diseases is more frequent in the elderly compared to young patients. So, it is clear that CR has a considerable importance in this special group of patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955392/comparison-of-supervised-hospital-based-versus-educated-home-based-exercise-training-in-korean-heart-failure-patients
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Minsu Kim, Min-Seok Kim, Seo-Jin Lim, Jung-Min Ahn, Jae-Joong Kim, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although many clinical trials have shown that exercise training (ET) improves functional capacity and clinical outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients, data comparing supervised hospital-based and educated home-based ET in HF patients is lacking. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a single-center, non-randomized, prospective study of 82 HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (≤40%) who completed ET. The hospital-based group (n=30) underwent supervised ET at 60% of peak oxygen consumption (VO2), while a physiotherapist-educated group (n=52) exercised at home without monitoring...
September 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947249/impact-of-tachyarrhythmia-detection-rate-and-time-from-detection-to-shock-on-outcomes-in-nationwide-us-practice
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jonathan P Piccini, Prashanthan Sanders, Riddhi Shah, Greg Roberts, Edward Karst, Mintu P Turakhia
Although higher detection rates and delayed detection improve survival in implantable cardioverter defibrillator clinical trials, their effectiveness in clinical practice has limited validation. To evaluate the effectiveness of programming strategies for reducing shocks and mortality, we conducted a nationwide assessment of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators with linked remote monitoring data. We categorized patients based on the presence or absence of high rate detection and delayed detection: higher rate delayed detection (HRDD), higher rate early detection (HRED), lower rate delayed detection (LRDD), and lower rate early detection (LRED)...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923367/a-prospective-study-examining-the-influence-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-the-sedentary-time-of-highly-sedentary-physically-inactive-patients
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A Biswas, P I Oh, G E Faulkner, D A Alter
OBJECTIVES: Prolonged sedentary time is recognized as a distinct health risk, and mortality risks are expected to be greatest for individuals with low exercise levels. It is unknown whether participation in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs influences sedentary behaviour particularly among those patients expected to be at greatest mortality risk. This study examined the influence of CR participation on sedentary behaviour and identified the proportion and characteristics (socio-demographic and clinical) of patients who do not meet exercise recommendations and have prolonged sedentary times...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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