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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522573/lenalidomide-melphalan-dexamethasone-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-results-of-a-prospective-phase-2-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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Ute Hegenbart, Tilmann Bochtler, Axel Benner, Natalia Becker, Christoph Kimmich, Arnt V Kristen, Jörg Beimler, Ernst Hund, Markus Zorn, Anja Freiberger, Marianne Gawlik, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Dirk Hose, Anna Jauch, Anthony D Ho, Stefan O Schönland
Chemotherapy in light chain amyloidosis aims to normalize the involved free light chain in serum, which leads to an improvement or at least stabilization of organ function in most responding patients. We performed a prospective single center phase 2 trial with 50 untreated patients not eligible for high-dose treatment. The treatment schedule comprised 6 cycles of oral lenalidomide, melphalan and dexamethasone every 4 weeks. After 6 months complete remission was achieved in 9 patients (18%), very good partial remission in 16 (32%) and partial response in 9 (18%)...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506913/predicting-determinants-of-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-for-therapy-elucidation-in-patients-at-risk-for-thromboembolic-events-predate-af-study
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Javed M Nasir, William Pomeroy, Adam Marler, Matthew Hann, Tina Baykaner, Ronald Jones, Richard Stoll, Katherine Hursey, Angela Meadows, Jennifer Walker, Steve Kindsvater
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant cardiac rhythm disorder. There is considerable interest in screening for AF, as it is a leading cause of stroke, and oral anticoagulants (OACs) have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. Improved screening for AF with subsequent treatment may help improve long-term outcomes, but the optimal patient population and screening intensity are unknown. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we prospectively evaluated the use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for the prediction of new-onset AF using insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) and examined whether this screening led to the initiation of OAC therapy...
May 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481825/effects-of-a-nurse-led-phone-follow-up-education-program-based-on-the-self-efficacy-among-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Yan Zhou, Jiali Liao, Fangming Feng, Mengting Ji, Chunyan Zhao, Xiaofang Wang
BACKGROUND: The integration of self-efficacy (SE) theory within a nurse-led telephone follow-up education program (NP-FEP) has not been extensively evaluated for patients with cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an NP-FEP in improving SE (primary outcome) and achieving goals related to cardiovascular risk (secondary outcome) for patients with cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In June and July 2013, a total of 403 patients with cardiovascular disease in Shanghai were randomized into the intervention and control groups...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479853/patient-satisfaction-with-cardiac-rehabilitation-association-with-utilization-functional-capacity-and-heart-health-behaviors
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Saba Ali, Caroline Chessex, Rebecca Bassett-Gunter, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) societies recommend assessment of patient satisfaction given its association with health care utilization and outcomes. Recently, the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC, Glasgow) was recommended as an appropriate tool for the CR setting. The objectives of this study were to 1) describe patient satisfaction with CR, 2) test the psychometric properties of the PACIC in the CR setting, and 3) assess the association of patient satisfaction with CR utilization and outcomes...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471086/risk-and-timing-of-clinical-events-according-to-diabetic-status-of-patients-treated-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-versus-everolimus-eluting-stent-2-year-results-from-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-absorb-extend-and-spirit
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Carlos M Campos, Adriano Caixeta, Marcelo Franken, Antonio L Bartorelli, Robert J Whitbourn, Chiung-Jen Wu, Hsien Li Paul Kao, Mohd Ali Rosli, Didier Carrie, Bernard De Bruyne, Gregg W Stone, Patrick W Serruys, Alexandre Abizaid
OBJECTIVES: to compare the occurrence of clinical events in diabetics treated with the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Absorb BVS; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) versus everolimus-eluting metal stents (EES; XIENCE V; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) BACKGROUND: There are limited data dedicated to clinical outcomes of diabetic patients treated with bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) at 2-year horizon. METHODS: The present study included 812 patients in the ABSORB EXTEND study in which a total of 215 diabetic patients were treated with Absorb BVS...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470940/p2x7-receptor-inhibition-attenuated-sympathetic-nerve-sprouting-after-myocardial-infarction-via-the-nlrp3-il-1%C3%AE-pathway
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Jie Yin, Yu Wang, Hesheng Hu, Xiaolu Li, Mei Xue, Wenjuan Cheng, Ye Wang, Xinran Li, Na Yang, Yugen Shi, Suhua Yan
Mounting evidence supports the hypothesis that inflammation modulates sympathetic sprouting after myocardial infarction (MI). The myeloid P2X7 signal has been shown to activate the nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome, a master regulator of inflammation. We investigated whether P2X7 signal participated in the pathogenesis of sympathetic reinnervation after MI, and whether NLRP3/interleukin-1β (IL-1β) axis is involved in the process...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435280/high-adherence-to-therapy-and-low-cardiac-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-systematically-managed-by-office-based-cardiologists-in-germany-1-year-outcomes-of-the-proacor-study
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Franz Goss, Johannes Brachmann, Christian W Hamm, Winfried Haerer, Nicolaus Reifart, Benny Levenson
We aimed to assess patient acceptance and effectiveness of a 12-month structured management program in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event who were treated in a special setting of office-based cardiologists. The program comprised patient documentation with a specific tool (Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen [German Federation of Office-Based Cardiologists] cardiac pass with visit scheduling) shared by the hospital physician and the office-based cardiologist, the definition of individual treatment targets, and the systematic information of patients in order to optimize adherence to therapy...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432794/posttraumatic-stress-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-trajectories-and-vulnerability-factors
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M Habibović, J Denollet, S S Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy is first-line treatment for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Despite the unequivocal medical benefits, living with an ICD may affect patients' psychological functioning and general well-being. We examined the trajectories of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety in patients with an ICD and the vulnerability factors associated with an increased risk of symptoms of PTSD and anxiety...
April 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431058/additional-electrodes-on-the-quartet%C3%A2-lv-lead-provide-more-programmable-pacing-options-than-bipolar-and-tripolar-equivalents
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David O'Donnell, Johannes Sperzel, Bernard Thibault, Christopher A Rinaldi, Carlo Pappone, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Christopher Leclercq, Hedi Razavi, Kyungmoo Ryu, Luke C Mcspadden, Avi Fischer, Gery Tomassoni
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate any benefits to the number of viable pacing vectors and maximal spatial coverage with quadripolar left ventricular (LV) leads when compared with tripolar and bipolar equivalents in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods and Results: A meta-analysis of five previously published clinical trials involving the Quartet™ LV lead (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN, USA) was performed to evaluate the number of viable pacing vectors defined as capture thresholds ≤2...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430960/triple-site-pacing-for-cardiac-resynchronization-in-permanent-atrial-fibrillation-follow-up-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Pedro Marques, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Gustavo Lima da Silva, Tatiana Guimarães, Ana Bernardes, Nuno Cortez-Dias, Luis Carpinteiro, João de Sousa, Fausto J Pinto
Aims: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is associated with a particularly high non-response rate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of triple-site (Tri-V) pacing CRT in this population. Methods and results: Prospective observational study of patients with permanent AF who underwent CRT implantation with an additional right ventricle lead in the outflow tract septal wall. After implantation, programming mode (Tri-V or biventricular pacing) was selected based on cardiac output determination...
April 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430113/should-physicians-instead-of-industry-representatives-be-the-main-actor-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-follow-up-super-follow-up
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Çağın Mustafa Üreyen, Cem Yunus Baş, İsa Öner Yüksel, Görkem Kuş, Göksel Çağırcı, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study sought to research the adequacy of the follow-up and optimization of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) performed by industry representatives. METHODS: A total of 403 consecutive patients (35% females; median age, 67 years; age range 18-97 years) with either pacemakers (n=246), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), (n=117) or cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) (n=40) applied to our hospital's outpatient pacemaker clinic for follow-up...
April 19, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421970/management-of-fractured-inferior-vena-cava-filters-outcomes-by-fragment-location
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Scott O Trerotola, S William Stavropoulos
Purpose To inform the management of fractured inferior vena cava filters on the basis of results from a tertiary referral center specializing in complex filter retrieval. Materials and Methods This study had institutional review board approval and was HIPAA compliant. Retrospective analysis of all patients with fractured filters and/or filter fragments evaluated for removal in a complex filter removal program was performed. Removal was attempted when fragments were intravascular or immediately extravascular by using primarily endobronchial forceps for caval fragments and snares for cardiac and pulmonary fragments...
April 19, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404539/a-national-registry-of-thalassemia-in-turkey-demographic-and-disease-characteristics-of-patients-achievements-and-challenges-in-prevention
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Yeşim Aydınok, Yeşim Oymak, Berna Atabay, Gönül Aydoğan, Akif Yeşilipek, Selma Ünal, Yurdanur Kılınç, Banu Oflaz, Mehmet Akın, Canan Vergin, Melike Sezgin Evim, Ümran Çalışkan, Şule Ünal, Ali Bay, Elif Kazancı, Dilber Talia İleri, Didem Atay, Türkan Patıroğlu, Selda Kahraman, Murat Söker, Mediha Akcan, Aydan Akdeniz, Mustafa Büyükavcı, Güçhan Alanoğlu, Özcan Bör, Nur Soyer, Nihal Özdemir Karadaş, Ezgi Uysalol, Meral Türker, Arzu Akçay, Süheyla Ocak, Adalet Meral Güneş, Hüseyin Tokgöz, Zümrüt Uysal, Naci Tiftik, Zeynep Karakaş
Turkish Society of Pediatric Hematology set up a National Hemoglobinopathy Registry to demonstrate demographic and disease characteristics of patients, and assessed the efficacy of hemoglobinopathy control program (HCP) over 10 years in Turkey. A total of 2046 patients from 27 Thalassemia Centers were registered in which 1988 were eligible for analysis. This cohort mainly comprised patients with β-thalassemia major (n=1658, 83.4%) and intermedia (n=215, 10.8%). The majority of patients were accumulated into the costal areas of Turkey...
April 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383338/complications-of-heart-rhythm-management-devices-after-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Mahnaz Rakhshan, Leyla Ansari, Zahra Molazem, Najaf Zare
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine physical and heart rhythm management device malfunction complications after participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program intervention compared with usual care. METHOD: This study was a clinical trial of 100 patients. After randomization, intervention group patients received 8 cardiac rehabilitation program sessions for 8 weeks and follow-up phone calls. Each session consisted of exercise training, education, and psychological interventions...
May 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341901/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-is-not-associated-with-worse-clinical-or-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-than-other-cardiac-pathologies-after-the-norwood-sano-operation
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Billie-Jean Martin, I De Villiers Jonker, Ari R Joffe, Gwen Y Bond, Bryan V Acton, David B Ross, Charlene M T Robertson, Ivan M Rebeyka, Joseph Atallah
There is evidence to suggest that patients undergoing a Norwood for non-HLHS anatomy may have lower mortality than classic HLHS, but differences in neurodevelopmental outcome have not been assessed. Our objective was to compare survival and neurodevelopmental outcome during the same surgical era in a large, well-described cohort. All subjects who underwent a Norwood-Sano operation between 2005 and 2014 were included. Follow-up clinical, neurological, and developmental data were obtained from the Western Canadian Complex Pediatric Therapies Follow-up Program database...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338185/a-structured-blood-conservation-program-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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A B Budak, K McCusker, S Gunaydin
OBJECTIVE: The limitation of alternative transfusion practices in infants increases the benefits of blood conservation. We analyzed the efficacy of a structured program to reduce transfusions and transfusion-associated complications in cardiac surgery PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our pediatric surgery database was reviewed retrospectively, comparing outcomes from two different time periods, after the implementation of an effective blood conservation program beginning in March 2014. A total of 214 infants (8...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323322/adaptations-following-an-intermittent-hypoxia-hyperoxia-training-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-a-controlled-study
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Oleg Glazachev, Phylipp Kopylov, Davide Susta, Elena Dudnik, Elena Zagaynaya
BACKGROUND: Repeated exposure to intermittent normobaric hypoxia improves exercise tolerance in cardiac patients. Little is known on the effects of intermittent normobaric hypoxia-hyperoxia exposure in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (New York Heart Association II-III). HYPOTHESIS: IHHT improves exercise tolerance, cardiometabolic profile, and quality of life in CAD patients. METHODS: The study design was a nonrandomized, controlled, before-and-after trial...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295468/the-protective-effects-of-a-novel-fitness-fatness-index-on-all-cause-mortality-among-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Emily Frith, Paul D Loprinzi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the specific association between a fitness-fatness index (FFI) and all-cause mortality among a national sample of US adults with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, or myocardial infarction. This FFI has recently emerged in the literature as a novel index of health. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that FFI will be inversely associated with mortality risk. METHODS: The FFI was calculated as cardiorespiratory fitness divided by waist-to-height ratio...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290830/-efficacy-of-home-based-exercise-training-and-adherence-to-therapy-in-patients-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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S A Pomeshkina, E B Loktionova, N V Arkhipova, O L Barbarash
AIM: to assess efficacy of home-based exercise training (HBET) at outpatient stage of cardiac rehabilitation and its impact on adherence to treatment in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 1 month after CABG 112 male patients (after completion of rehabilitation program in the sanatorium) were distributed to 3 groups with comparable demographic, clinical, and functional parameters: group 1 - patients fulfilling supervised cycling training program (SCTP), group 2 - patients subjected to home-based exercise training (HBET) with defined walking sessions (WS), and the control group of usual care without exercise training...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275419/early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-symptomatic-subjects-with-advanced-vascular-atherosclerosis-of-the-carotid-artery-type-iii-and-iv-b-findings-using-ultrasound
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Ansgar Adams, Waldemar Bojara, Klaus Schunk
BACKGROUND: A study was conducted as to whether the early diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) in symptomatic patients with advanced atherosclerosis of the carotid artery was more successful using ultrasound technology than exercise electrocardiography (ECG). METHODS: Within the scope of an occupational screening program using subjects from diverse employment sectors, people were given the opportunity to determine their risk of heart attack. During the study, the total plaque area (TPA), the maximum plaque thickness in the carotid artery and the PROCAM scores of 3,513 healthy men and 2,088 healthy women between the ages of 20 and 65 were determined...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
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