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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343930/yoga-based-postoperative-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-for-improving-quality-of-life-and-stress-levels-fifth-year-follow-up-through-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eraballi Amaravathi, Nagendra Hongasandra Ramarao, Nagarathna Raghuram, Balaram Pradhan
Objectives: This study was aimed to assess the efficacy of yoga-based lifestyle program (YLSP) in improving quality of life (QOL) and stress levels in patients after 5 years of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Methodology: Three hundred patients posted for elective CABG in Narayana Hrudayalaya Super Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, were randomized into two groups: YLSP and conventional lifestyle program (CLSP), and follow-up was done for 5 years. Intervention: In YLSP group, all practices of integrative approach of yoga therapy such as yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and meditation were used as an add-on to conventional cardiac rehabilitation...
January 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325638/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-in%C3%A2-children-and-adolescents-with-brugada%C3%A2-syndrome
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M Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia, Juan Sieira, Gudrun Pappaert, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian Battista Chierchia, Mark La Meir, Andrea Sarkozy, Pedro Brugada
BACKGROUND: Young patients presenting with symptomatic Brugada syndrome have very high risks for ventricular arrhythmias and should be carefully considered for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement. However, this therapy is associated with high rates of inappropriate shocks and device-related complications. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated clinical features, management, and long-term follow-up of young patients with Brugada syndrome and ICD. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, who underwent implantation of an ICD at an age of ≤20 years, were studied...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325067/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-is-associated-with-improved-10-year-survival
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Madoka Sunamura, Nienke Ter Hoeve, Rita Jg van den Berg-Emons, Eric Boersma, Ron T van Domburg, Marcel L Geleijnse
Aims: We aimed to assess the effects of a multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation program (CR) on survival after treatment with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods and results: Using propensity matching analysis, a total of 1,159 patients undergoing CR were 1:1 matched with ACS patients who did not undergo CR and survived at least 60 days. Kaplan-Meier analyses and multivariate Cox regression analysis were applied to study differences in survival...
January 9, 2018: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303373/cardiac-autonomic-function-and-reactivity-tests-in-physically-active-subjects-with-moderately-severe-copd
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Jibril Mohammed, Eric Derom, Tine De Backer, Inge De Wandele, Patrick Calders
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show impairments in the autonomic nervous systems (ANS) function, which is responsible for cardiac autonomic regulation. This study assessed the autonomic function and cardio-vagal reactivity in conveniently sampled subjects with COPD participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program. Twenty-six subjects with COPD and 22 age and gender matched control subjects were evaluated. R-R intervals were collected at rest in supine position. Thereafter, resting autonomic function parameters comprising linear and nonlinear analyses of heart rate variability (HRV) and baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS) were calculated...
January 5, 2018: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297147/one-year-cardiovascular-prognosis-of-the-randomized-controlled-short-term-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-among-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Ching Yu, I-Mei Lin, Sheng-Yu Fan, Chin-Lung Chien, Tsung-Hsien Lin
PURPOSE: Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) is an effective psychophysiological intervention, with short-term effects of increased autonomic nervous system homeostasis, strengthened baroreflex sensitivity, and decreased hostility in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The study examined the 1-year HRV-BF effect on cardiovascular prognosis of these patients. METHODS: Of 222 patients with CAD referred by cardiologists, 210 were screened and randomly assigned to the HRV-BF and control groups...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280162/managing-traps-and-pitfalls-during-initial-steps-of-an-ecmo-retrieval-program-using-a-miniaturized-portable-system-what-have-we-learned-from-the-first-two-years
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Anton Sabashnikov, Ilja Djordjevic, Antje-Christin Deppe, Elmar W Kuhn, Julia Merkle, Carolyn Weber, Dirk Sindhu, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Mohamed Zeriouh, Oliver J Liakopoulos, Parwis B Rahmanian, Ferdinand Kuhn-Régnier, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Navid Madershahian, Thorsten Wahlers
The aim of this study was to provide early and mid-term results of the newly established extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) retrieval service in a tertiary cardiothoracic center using the miniaturized portable Cardiohelp System (Maquet, Rastatt, Germany). A particular attention was paid to organizational and logistic specifics as well as challenges and pitfalls associated with initial phase of the program. From January 2015 until January 2017 a heterogenic group of 28 consecutive patients underwent ECMO implantation in distant hospitals for acute cardiac, pulmonary or combined failure as a bridge-to-decision and were subsequently transported to our institution...
December 27, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261727/pars-risk-charts-a-10-year-study-of-risk-assessment-for-cardiovascular-diseases-in-eastern-mediterranean-region
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Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Razieh Hassannejad, Hamid Reza Marateb, Mohammad Talaei, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Hamid Reza Roohafza, Farzad Masoudkabir, Shahram OveisGharan, Marjan Mansourian, Mohammad Reza Mohebian, Miquel Angel Mañanas
This study was designed to develop a risk assessment chart for the clinical management and prevention of the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Iranian population, which is vital for developing national prevention programs. The Isfahan Cohort Study (ICS) is a population-based prospective study of 6504 Iranian adults ≥35 years old, followed-up for ten years, from 2001 to 2010. Behavioral and cardiometabolic risk factors were examined every five years, while biennial follow-ups for the occurrence of the events was performed by phone calls or by verbal autopsy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260886/sleep-disturbance-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-prevalence-predictors-and-impact-on-health-status
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M Habibović, L Mudde, S S Pedersen, D Schoormans, J Widdershoven, J Denollet
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances are highly prevalent in patients with cardiac diseases and associated with poor health outcomes. However, little is known about sleep disturbance in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. AIMS: We examined the prevalence and predictors of sleep disturbance and the impact on perceived health status in a Dutch cohort of implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. METHODS: Patients ( n=195) enrolled in the Web-based distress program for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients (WEBCARE) trial completed questionnaires at the time of implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation, three, six and 12 months afterwards...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239024/concordance-between-administrative-data-and-clinical-review-for-mortality-in-the-randomized-on-off-bypass-follow-up-study-rooby-fs
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Jacquelyn A Quin, Brack Hattler, Annie Laurie W Shroyer, Darlene Kemp, G Hossein Almassi, Faisal G Bakaeen, Brendan M Carr, Muath Bishawi, Joseph F Collins, Frederick L Grover, Todd H Wagner
BACKGROUND: The optimal methodology to identify cardiac versus non-cardiac cause of death following cardiac surgery has not been determined. METHODS: The Randomized On/Off Bypass Trial was a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of 2203 patients (February 2002-May 2008) comparing 1-year cardiac outcomes between off-pump and on-pump bypass surgery. In 2013, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program funded a follow-up study to assess 5-year outcomes including mortality...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222074/changes-of-oxygen-consumption-and-heart-rate-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-during-6-month-follow-up
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Yuri Choe, Jae-Young Han, In-Sung Choi, Hyeng-Kyu Park
BACKGROUND: Exercise intensity is a particularly important determinant of physiological responses to exercise training in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Heart rate (HR) is commonly used as a practical way of prescribing and monitoring exercise as specific intensities based on linear relationship between the percentage of maximum heart rate (%HRmax) and the percentage of maximum oxygen consumption (%VO2max) regardless of age, sex or exercise mode. OBJECTIVE: To examine the change in variability in the correlation between %HRmax and %VO2maxafter acute myocardial infarction...
December 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221742/early-experience-with-robotic-mitral-valve-repair-with-intra-aortic-occlusion
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Risto Kesävuori, Peter Raivio, Janne J Jokinen, Antero Sahlman, Kari Teittinen, Antti Vento
OBJECTIVE: To report the learning curve and early results of robotic mitral valve repairs in comparison with propensity score-matched sternotomy controls after the adoption of a robotic mitral valve surgery program in a university teaching hospital. METHODS: A total of 142 patients underwent robotic mitral valve repair due to degenerative mitral regurgitation between May 2011 and December 2015. Control patients operated on via the conventional sternotomy approach were selected by the use of propensity score analysis resulting in 2 well-matched study groups...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221700/acute-and-long-term-results-after-contemporary-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-a-single-center-experience
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Miguel A Arias, Marta Pachón, Finn Akerström, Alberto Puchol, Cristina Martín-Sierra, Luis Rodríguez-Padial
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) has emerged as an alternative to the transvenous defibrillator. The incidence of complications is similar, with inappropriate shocks (IS) being more frequent than those occurring with contemporary programming of transvenous defibrillators. Several improvements have been implemented after the S-ICD was approved for use in Europe in 2009. This study reports the results of S-ICD use in a single center, whose experience began late, at the end of 2013...
December 5, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220423/tpeak-tend-interval-during-therapeutic-hypothermia-can-predict-upcoming-ventricular-fibrillation-in-subjects-with-aborted-arrhythmic-sudden-cardiac-death-3-years-follow-up-results
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Namsik Yoon, Seo Hong, Aaron Glass, Sung Soo Kim, Min Chul Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Ki Hong Lee, Doo Sun Sim, Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Young Joon Hong, Hyung Wook Park, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Jeong, Jong Chun Park, Jeong Gwan Cho
Aims: Prolonged Tpeak-Tend interval has been shown to be markers of arrhythmogenesis in various cardiac disorders. However, its dynamicity is one of the obstacles to predict fatal ventricular arrhythmia. This study investigated whether Tpeak-Tend interval during therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is associated with ventricular fibrillation (VF) inducibility and clinical arrhythmia in subjects with aborted arrhythmic sudden cardiac death (SCD). Methods and results: The study group included 31 patients (24 males, age 39...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189830/-ambulatory-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-trieste-protocols-of-intervention-activities-and-outcomes
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Sara Doimo, Patrizia Maras, Giulia Barbati, Enrico Fabris, Alessio Della Mattia, Kareem Salame, Giuseppe Gatti, Gianfranco Sinagra
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a model of care proven to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with coronary artery disease. The aim of this study is to describe the ambulatory CR model of the Cardiovascular Department of Trieste (Italy), analyzing the outcome of the population. METHODS: We analyzed clinical and instrumental characteristics of all consecutive patients after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), coronary artery bypass graft with or without valve surgery (CABG/CABGV), or planned percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), referred for CR from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2015...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183833/uncontrolled-donation-programs-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-estimation-of-potential-donors
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Jose Maria Navalpotro-Pascual, Alfredo Echarri-Sucunza, Alonso Mateos-Rodríguez, Francisco Peinado-Vallejo, Patricia Fernández Del Valle, Daniel Alonso-Moreno, Carmen Del Pozo-Pérez, María V Mier-Ruiz, Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Azpiazu, José Bravo-Castello, Natalia Martinez-Cuellar, Antonia Sáez-Jiménez, Carmen López-Unanua, Roberto Antón-Ramas, María Del Carmen Escriche-López, Jose Manuel Giraldo-Sebastià, Mª José García-Ochoa, Enrique Martín-Sánchez, Diego Borraz-Clares, Marta Martínez Del Valle, Cristina Carriedo-Scher, Fernando Rosell-Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the number of potential deceased organ donors from out-of- hospital cardiac arrest cases (OHCA) attended by public physician-led emergency medical services in Spain, based on data recorded in the nationwide Spanish OHCA Registry (OHSCAR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed OHSCAR data on deceased OHCA patients in Spain during 13 months (1/10/2013 to 31/10/2014). Variables included age, sex, estimated OHCA time, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) start time and outcome...
November 25, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183253/implementation-of-a-cardiac-transitions-of-care-pilot-program-a-prospective-study-of-inpatient-and-outpatient-clinical-pharmacy-services-for-patients-with-heart-failure-exacerbation-or-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Julie A Murphy, Michelle N Schroeder, Rachel E Rarus, Idris Yakubu, Sean O P McKee, Steven J Martin
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists may assist with reducing 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure (HF) exacerbation or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by promoting medication adherence. OBJECTIVE: To determine the change in 30-day readmission rates for patients with HF exacerbation or AMI after implementation of a "high-touch" standard of care. METHODS: Patients admitted with HF exacerbation, non-ST-segment elevation AMI, or ST-segment elevation AMI from August 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015, were included in this prospective study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177015/clinical-significance-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-for-thromboembolic-events-in-japanese-population
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Hiroshi Kawakami, Takayuki Nagai, Makoto Saito, Shinji Inaba, Fumiyasu Seike, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Katsuji Inoue, Takafumi Okura, Takumi Sumimoto, Shigeki Uemura, Jitsuo Higaki, Shuntaro Ikeda
Objective: The clinical significance of atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) detected by cardiac devices among patients with implantable pacemakers has recently emerged. However, the relationship between AHREs and ischaemic stroke and systemic embolism (SE) is not well understood in the Japanese population. Methods: This study included 343 patients with pacemakers capable of continuous atrial rhythm monitoring (167 males; mean age, 80±7 years). Atrial tachyarrhythmia detection was programmed to the nominal setting of each device, and AHRE was defined as any episode of sustained atrial tachyarrhythmia lasting for more than 6 min...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166536/clinical-investigation-of-left-ventricular-pacing-using-coronary-sinus-in-patients-with-mechanical-prosthetic-tricuspid-valve-replacement
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Kelan Zha, Kaijun Cui, Xingbin Liu, Yuan Fang
BACKGROUND: Although transvenous right ventricular (RV) endocardial lead placement is routine practice in clinical pacing, RV inaccessibility in certain clinical situations mandates the search for other sites. HYPOTHESIS: This study is aimed to verify whether left ventricular lead through coronary sinus is safe and efficient. METHODS: Based on a retrospective analysis of a single-center series of 4 patients with inaccessibility for RV pacing, we report on the feasibility and reliability of coronary sinus (CS) pacing via left ventricular (LV) lead, which usually is used in cardiac resynchronization therapy...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155816/liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-travelers-with-cutaneous-and-muco-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-not-a-panacea
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Romain Guery, Benoit Henry, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Claire Rouzaud, Florence Cordoliani, Gundel Harms, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Françoise Foulet, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Michel Baccard, Gloria Morizot, Paul-Henri Consigny, Antoine Berry, Johannes Blum, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Buffet
BACKGROUND: Complex cutaneous and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL and MCL) often requires systemic therapy. Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) has a strong potential for a solid clinical benefit in this indication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from a French centralized referral treatment program and from the "LeishMan" European consortium database. All patients with parasitologically proven CL or MCL who received at least one dose of L-AmB were included...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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
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