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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223950/the-motiv-heart-study-a-prospective-randomized-single-blind-pilot-study-of-brief-strategic-therapy-and-motivational-interviewing-among-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients
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Giada Pietrabissa, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Alessandro Rossi, Gianluca Castelnuovo
Background: Psychological distress, biomedical parameters, and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to a poorer prognosis for cardiac disease. Public health's challenge is to motivate patients to utilize self-care. Objective: This prospective, randomized, single-blind pilot study aimed at testing the incremental efficacy of Brief Strategic Therapy (BST) combined with Motivational Interviewing (MI) in improving selected biomedical and psychological outcomes over and beyond those of the stand-alone BST in a residential Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) program...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195939/care-for-vulnerable-elderly-in-cardiology-a-program-for-daily-practice
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Mirjam A M Wit, Annet J C M Bos-Schaap, Victor A W M Umans
BACKGROUND: The percentage of cardiac patients aged ≥75 has increased considerably over the past decades. To optimize multidisciplinary care for these frail elderly, a program of intensive medical and nursing care was started at Noord West Ziekenhuisgroep department of cardiology. METHODS: Patients over 70 years of age, admitted to the department of cardiology, were included and treated by the advanced practice nurse according to a redesigned care process that focused on expedite mobilization and care by an advanced practice nurse-headed team including the first outpatient visit...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194611/using-three-dimensional-echocardiography-to-guide-left-ventricle-lead-position-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-does-it-make-any-difference
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Haitham A Badran, John Z Kamel, Tarek R Mohamed, Mohamed A Abdelhamid
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for patients with advanced heart failure. Nearly 30% of candidates are inadequate responders. Proper patient selection, left ventricle (LV) lead placement optimization, and optimization of the programming of the CRT device are important approaches to improve outcome of CRT. We examined the role of three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography in determining the optimal LV lead position as a method of optimizing CRT response...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188000/effectiveness-of-a-management-program-for-outpatient-clinic-or-remote-titration-of-beta-blockers-in-crt-patients-the-restore-study
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Antonio D'Onofrio, Pietro Palmisano, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Ernesto Ammendola, Leonardo Calò, Antonio Ruocco, Valter Bianchi, Fabio Maresca, Giuseppe Del Giorno, Annamaria Martino, Ciro Mauro, Monica Campari, Sergio Valsecchi, Michele Accogli
BACKGROUND: Many patients fail to receive β-blockers before cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation, or receive them at a suboptimal dose, and require optimization after implantation. We assessed the effectiveness of a structured program for β-blocker titration in CRT-D patients followed up by means of conventional in-clinic visits or remote monitoring. METHODS AND RESULTS: 130 patients undergoing CRT implantation and treated according to the standard practice of the centers were included as a control group...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187728/community-health-service-center-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-a-prospective-study
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Lixuan Zhang, Li Zhang, Jing Wang, Fang Ding, Suhua Zhang
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable efforts to encourage participation, even in some developed countries, proportion of patients participating in institution-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs remained sub-optimal. The present study was designed to investigate the acceptability of community health service center (CHSC)-based Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR), and examine its effectiveness in terms of changes in quality of life (QOL), psychological state and exercise capacity. METHODS: A consecutive series of eligible patients was recruited from the health registration system of two CHSCs in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China...
February 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156008/a-device-histogram-based-simple-predictor-of-mortality-risk-in-icd-and-crt-d-patients-the-heart-rate-score
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Bruce L Wilkoff, Mark Richards, Arjun Sharma, Nicholas Wold, Paul Jones, David Perschbacher, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized survival in cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization defibrillator (CRT-D) patients is predicted by baseline Heart rate Score. METHODS: Heart rate Score is determined from the atrial paced and sensed histogram of a DDD ICD or CRT-D, and defined as percent of beats in the histogram in the tallest 10 beat/minute range bin. It was calculated at initial remote monitoring for patients enrolled in LATITUDE® without persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), and with pulse generators implanted 2006-2011...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153000/effectiveness-of-the-cardiac-diabetes-transcare-program-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Chiung-Jung Jo Wu, John J Atherton, Richard J MacIsaac, Mary Courtney, Anne M Chang, David R Thompson, Karam Kostner, Andrew I MacIsaac, Michael d'Emden, Nick Graves, Steven M McPhail
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the Cardiac-Diabetes Transcare program which is a transitional care, multi-modal self-management program for patients with acute coronary syndrome comorbid with type 2 diabetes. Prior research has indicated people hospitalised with dual cardiac and diabetes diagnoses are at an elevated risk of hospital readmissions, morbidity and mortality. The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness (and cost-effectiveness) of a Cardiac-Diabetes Transcare intervention program on 6-month readmission rate in comparison to usual care...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134226/-the-evaluation-of-the-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-interventions-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-primary-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-ambulatory-and-telemetric-follow-up
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Jacek Lelakowski, Anna Rydlewska, Maria Lelakowska, Joanna Pudło, Justyna Piekarz
: Telemetric follow-up (RM) after cardiac devices implantation is not inferior to classic follow-up and enables earlier clinical complications detection. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluation of the ventricular arrhythmias and interventions of ICD/CRTD in ambulatory and telemetric follow-up in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Group A (CRT-D+ICD) - retrospective, patients followed-up in outpatient clinic - was consisted with 273 patients (mean age 65±11 years, 230M)...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131566/functional-outcome-in-chronic-heart-failure-after-exercise-training-possible-predictive-value-of-heart-rate-variability
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Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Edurado R Migliaro, Gabriela Silvera, Lilian Chiappella, Rossana Frattini, Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto
BACKGROUND: Controlled exercise training (ET) is a valuable therapeutic addition to pharmacological treatment in most patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), reducing long-term mortality, preventing cardiac remodelling and improving functional capacity. Despite the fact that the mechanism underlying its benefits might be multifactorial, a sustained improvement in autonomic balance is usually attributed as a major effect. Nevertheless, not all eligible subjects show the same response to ET, probably due to several differences in the subpopulations enrolled...
January 25, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109316/adenosine-induced-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-structurally-normal-heart-a-case-report
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Christopher A Rajkumar, Norman Qureshi, Fu Siong Ng, Vasileios F Panoulas, Phang Boon Lim
BACKGROUND: Adenosine is the first-line pharmacotherapy for termination of supraventricular tachycardia through its action on the atrioventricular node. However, pro-arrhythmic effects of adenosine are also recognised, most notably in the presence of pre-excited atrial fibrillation. In this case report, we describe the induction of ventricular fibrillation in a patient with no demonstrable accessory pathway, nor any other structural heart disease. This rare, idiosyncratic reaction has never previously been reported and is of relevance given the widespread and routine use of adenosine in clinical practice...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096844/influence-of-an-extended-education-program-on-the-knowledge-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-subjects-undergoing-rehabilitation-following-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Wojciech S Kapko, Łukasz J Krzych
INTRODUCTION: Health education is a component of complex cardiac rehabilitation (CCR). AIM: To evaluate the influence of an authorial extended educational program on the knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors among subjects undergoing early in-hospital rehabilitation following acute coronary syndrome treated with percutaneous intervention. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study covered 205 consecutive subjects (153 men and 52 women, aged 62 ±9 years) undergoing CCR...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093413/persistence-of-cardiac-remodeling-in-preadolescents-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Sebastian Imre Sarvari, Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Marta Nuñez-Garcia, Marta Sitges, Alvaro Sepulveda-Martinez, Oscar Camara, Constantine Butakoff, Eduard Gratacos, Bart Bijnens, Fatima Crispi
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 5% to 10% of newborns and is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in adulthood. We evaluated whether prenatal cardiovascular changes previously demonstrated in FGR persist into preadolescence. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cohort study of 58 FGR (defined as birth weight below 10th centile) and 94 normally grown fetuses identified in utero and followed-up into preadolescence (8-12 years of age) by echocardiography and 3-dimensional shape computational analysis...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077225/age-does-matter-younger-ppci-patients-profit-more-from-cardiac-rehabilitation-than-older-patients
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Kimberley Pieters, Elisabeth M W J Utens, Nienke Ter Hoeve, Myrna van Geffen, Karolijn Dulfer, Madoka Sunamura, Ron T van Domburg
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended as secondary prevention in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) patients. This study was conducted to expand the knowledge about age-effects of CR in pPCI patients. The aim of this study was to compare changes in subjective health status (SHS) during and after CR between patients <60years and patients ≥60years, who underwent pPCI after myocardial infarction. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2011, in total 282 pPCI patients who participated in CR were included...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043617/bedaquiline-in-the-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-treatment-belarus-experience
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Alena Skrahina, Hennadz Hurevich, Dennis Falzon, Liudmila Zhilevich, Valiantsin Rusovich, Masoud Dara, Svetlana Setkina
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Outcomes of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) remain poor worldwide. Among patients with MDR-TB in Belarus who started treatment in 2012, only 54% completed it successfully, with treatment failure reported in 22% of the patients; additionally, 11% died and 13% were lost to follow-up or remained unevaluated. In Belarus, to improve outcomes, bedaquiline was introduced in MDR-TB treatment in June 2015. The national TB program developed measures to monitor safety and effectiveness of bedaquiline-containing regimens in line with the World Health Organization recommendations...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033254/efficacy-of-an-early-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-for-patients-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-randomized-trial
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Lin Xu, Zekun Cai, Meihua Xiong, Yekuo Li, Guoying Li, Yu Deng, William Kongto Hau, Shuo Li, Wenhua Huang, Jian Qiu
BACKGROUND: The effect of an early short-term home-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program on ventricular function in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients is not yet clear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of our CR program on the improvement of myocardial function using three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) in AMI patients. METHODS: Fifty-two AMI patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups after discharge: the rehabilitation group, which participated in an early, home-based CR program, and the control group, which received only usual care...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018900/redox-regulation-of-heart-regeneration-an-evolutionary-tradeoff
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Waleed M Elhelaly, Nicholas T Lam, Mohamed Hamza, Shuda Xia, Hesham A Sadek
Heart failure is a costly and deadly disease, affecting over 23 million patients worldwide, half of which die within 5 years of diagnosis. The pathophysiological basis of heart failure is the inability of the adult heart to regenerate lost or damaged myocardium. Although limited myocyte turnover does occur in the adult heart, it is insufficient for restoration of contractile function (Nadal-Ginard, 2001; Laflamme et al., 2002; Quaini et al., 2002; Hsieh et al., 2007; Bergmann et al., 2009, 2012). In contrast to lower vertebrates (Poss et al...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011801/impact-of-haemodynamic-sonr-sensor-on-monitoring-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Stefania Sacchi, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Gino Grifoni, Luigi Padeletti
AIMS: The haemodynamic SonR sensor is able to measure myocardial contractility. The isometric effort is useful in quantifying left ventricular (LV) performance. We investigated the amplitude changes in SonR signal over time and during static exercise according to the recovery of the left ventricle. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty five patients [18 male, 70 ± 8 years, LV ejection fraction (LVEF) 29 ± 5%, in sinus rhythm] underwent biventricular SonR implantable cardioverter defibrillator implant...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004526/exercise-therapy-in-oncology-rehabilitation-in-australia-a-mixed-methods-study
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Amy M Dennett, Casey L Peiris, Nora Shields, Delwyn Morgan, Nicholas F Taylor
AIM: Oncology rehabilitation improves outcomes for cancer survivors but little is known about program availability in Australia. The aims of this study were: to describe oncology rehabilitation programs in Australia: determine whether the exercise component of programs is consistent with guidelines: and to explore barriers and facilitators to program implementation. METHODS: A sequential, explanatory mixed-methods study was completed in two phases: (1) a survey of Australian oncology rehabilitation programs; and (2) purposively sampled follow-up semistructured interviews with senior clinicians working in oncology rehabilitation who were involved with exercise prescription...
December 22, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992624/association-of-perioperative-statin-use-with-mortality-and-morbidity-after-major-noncardiac-surgery
#19
Martin J London, Gregory G Schwartz, Kwan Hur, William G Henderson
Importance: The efficacy of statins in reducing perioperative cardiovascular and other organ system complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery remains controversial. Owing to a paucity of randomized clinical trials, analyses of large databases may facilitate informed hypothesis generation and more efficient trial design. Objective: To evaluate associations of early perioperative statin use with outcomes in a national cohort of veterans undergoing noncardiac surgery...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989789/very-high-rate-programming-in-primary-prevention-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-implanted-with-a-defibrillator-results-from-a-large-multicenter-controlled-study
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Nicolas Clementy, Farid Challal, Eloi Marijon, Serge Boveda, Pascal Defaye, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Claude Deharo, Nicolas Sadoul, Didier Klug, Olivier Piot, Daniel Gras, Pierre Bordachar, Vincent Algalarrondo, Laurent Fauchier, Dominique Babuty
BACKGROUND: Programming implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) with a high-rate therapy strategy has proven to be effective in reducing shocks, and is associated with a reduced mortality. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the impact of a very-high-rate cutoff programming strategy on outcomes in patients with a primary indication for an ICD due to reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS: Using data from the French multicenter DAI-PP registry, this cohort-controlled study compared outcomes in 500 patients programmed with a very-high-rate cutoff (VH-RATE group: monitor zone 170-219 beats per minute, VF zone ≥220 beats per minute with 13±4 detection intervals) with 1,500 matched control patients programmed with 1 or 2 therapy zone...
October 28, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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