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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922267/the-1-year-follow-up-clinic-for-neonates-and-children-after-respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-a-10-year-single-institution-experience
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Suzan Kakat, Maura O'Callaghan, Liz Smith, Raymond Hreiche, Deborah A Ridout, Jo Wray, Timothy Thiruchelvam, Katherine L Brown, Aparna U Hoskote
OBJECTIVES: To establish the effectiveness of a "1-year extracorporeal membrane oxygenation follow-up clinic" and to characterize any neurodevelopmental concerns identified. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective cohort of respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation survivors over 10 years. SETTING: Nationally commissioned center for neonatal and pediatric (> 28 d of life) respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. PATIENTS: Children attending the follow-up clinic 1 year after receiving respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation between 2003 and 2013...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914747/appropriate-use-criteria-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-does-computed-tomography-have-incremental-value-in-all-appropriate-use-criteria-categories
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Fernanda Erthal, Manuja Premaratne, Yeung Yam, Li Chen, Jasmine Lamba, Marissa Keenan, Tony Haddad, Kishu Pharasi, Saipriya Anand, Rob S Beanlands, Ian G Burwash, Girish Dwivedi, Terrence D Ruddy, Benjamin J W Chow
PURPOSE: Cardiac imaging expenditures have come under scrutiny, and a focus on appropriate use criteria (AUC) has arisen to ensure cost-effective resource utilization. Although AUC has been developed by clinical experts, it has not undergone rigorous quality assurance testing to ensure that inappropriate indications for testing yield little clinical benefit. The objective of the study was to evaluate the potential incremental prognostic value of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in the different AUC categories...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900864/ventricular-tachycardia-with-icd-shocks-when-to-medicate-and-when-to-ablate
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Amir AbdelWahab, John Sapp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ventricular tachycardia occurrence in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients may result in shock delivery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In addition, shocks may have deleterious mechanical and psychological effects. Prevention of ventricular tachycardia (VT) recurrence with the use of antiarrhythmic drugs or catheter ablation may be warranted. Antiarrhythmic drugs are limited by incomplete efficacy and an unfavorable adverse effect profile...
September 13, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891912/postoperative-complications-affecting-survival-after-cardiac-arrest-in-general-surgery-patients
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Minjae Kim, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Postoperative cardiac arrest is uncommon but associated with a high mortality risk in general surgery patients and is often preceded by postoperative complications. The relationships between previous complications and mortality after cardiac arrest in general surgery patients have not been completely evaluated. METHODS: retrospective, observational cohort of general surgery in patients with cardiac arrest occurring after postoperative day (POD) #0 (and up to POD #30) was obtained from the 2012-2013 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
September 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887360/initial-clinical-experience-with-a-new-automated-antitachycardia-pacing-algorithm-feasibility-and-safety-in-an-ambulatory-patient-cohort
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Raymond Yee, John D Fisher, Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, Timothy W Smith, David N Kenigsberg, Robert Canby, Troy Jackson, Robert Taepke, Paul DeGroot
BACKGROUND: Antitachycardia pacing (ATP) in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) decreases patient shock burden but has recognized limitations. A new automated ATP (AATP) based on electrophysiological first principles was designed. The study objective was to assess the feasibility and safety of AATP in ambulatory ICD patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Enrolled patients had dual chamber or cardiac resynchronization therapy ICDs, history of ≥1 ICD-treated ventricular tachycardias (VT)/ventricular fibrillation episode, or a recorded, sustained monomorphic VT...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885281/correlation-between-exercise-capacity-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-cardiac-disease
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Karoline Stentoft Andersen, Sussie Laustsen, Annemette Krintel Petersen
PURPOSE: Patients are referred to exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (ECR) to increase exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and thereby reduce risk of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between exercise capacity and HRQOL. Furthermore, this study examined whether improvements in HRQOL were directly related to improvements in exercise capacity. METHODS: The study included 277 patients participating in ECR...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882655/brief-psychological-intervention-in-phase-i-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ana Cláudia Fernandes, Teresa McIntyre, Rui Coelho, Joana Prata, Maria Júlia Maciel
INTRODUCTION: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an important cause of mortality and significant personal and financial costs. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs have shown positive effects in reducing cardiovascular mortality and improving functional capacity. However, adherence is low and appears to be influenced by psychosocial factors, such as patients' cognitions and emotional state. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a brief in-hospital psychological intervention to promote cognitive and emotional adaptation after ACS...
September 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877293/thermodilution-vs-estimated-fick-cardiac-output-measurement-in-clinical-practice-an-analysis-of-mortality-from-the-veterans-affairs-clinical-assessment-reporting-and-tracking-va-cart-program-and-vanderbilt-university
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Alexander R Opotowsky, Edward Hess, Bradley A Maron, Evan L Brittain, Anna E Barón, Thomas M Maddox, Laith I Alshawabkeh, Bradley M Wertheim, Meng Xu, Tufik R Assad, Jonathan D Rich, Gaurav Choudhary, Ryan J Tedford
Importance: Thermodilution (Td) and estimated oxygen uptake Fick (eFick) methods are widely used to measure cardiac output (CO). They are often used interchangeably to make critical clinical decisions, yet few studies have compared these approaches as applied in medical practice. Objectives: To assess agreement between Td and eFick CO and to compare how well these methods predict mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a retrospective cohort study with up to 1 year of follow-up...
September 6, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855433/effects-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-high-density-lipoprotein-mediated-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-and-paraoxonase-1-activity-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#10
Fumiaki Furuyama, Shinji Koba, Yuya Yokota, Fumiyoshi Tsunoda, Makoto Shoji, Youichi Kobayashi
AIMS: We evaluated whether exercised-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can ameliorate the HDL function, i.e., cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) and paraoxonase-1 activity in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of stored serum from patients with ACS following successful percutaneous coronary intervention. The CEC, measured by a cell-based ex vivo assay using apolipoprotein B-depleted serum and (3)H-cholesterol labeled macrophages and arylesterase activity (AREA) at the onset or early phase of ACS, and the follow-up periods were compared between 69 patients who completed the five-month outpatient CR program (CR group) and 15 patients who did not participate and/or dropped out from CR program (non-CR group)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838478/2-year-outcomes-after-transcatheter%C3%A2-mitral-valve-replacement
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Ander Regueiro, Jian Ye, Neil Fam, Vinayak N Bapat, François Dagenais, Mark D Peterson, Stephan Windecker, John G Webb, Josep Rodés-Cabau
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine late (2-year) outcomes following transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) with the FORTIS valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California). BACKGROUND: No data exist on long-term clinical outcomes following TMVR in patients with severe native mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS: This multicenter registry included consecutive patients with severe MR who underwent TMVR with the FORTIS valve under a compassionate clinical use program...
August 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831365/comparative-study-of-prepectoral-and-subpectoral-expander-based-breast-reconstruction-and-clavien-iiib-score-outcomes
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Lynne N Bettinger, Linda M Waters, Stephen W Reese, Susan E Kutner, Daniel I Jacobs
Prepectoral breast reconstruction is increasingly popular. This study compares complications between 2 subpectoral and 1 prepectoral breast reconstruction technique. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, 294 two-staged expander breast reconstructions in 213 patients were performed with 1 of 3 surgical techniques: (1) Prepectoral, (2) subpectoral with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) sling ("Classic"), or (3) subpectoral/subserratus expander placement without ADM ("No ADM"). Demographics, comorbidities, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy were assessed for correlation with Clavien IIIb score outcomes...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807220/health-characteristics-of-heart-transplant-recipients-surviving-into-their-80s
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Deborah R Tabachnick, Megan E Bowen, Josef Stehlik, Abdallah G Kfoury, William T Caine, Craig H Selzman, Stephen H McKellar
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HTx) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure and has been successful for >30 y. The clinical course of recipients at the extreme of age is unknown. We reviewed our experience to determine the overall health and prevalence of Tx-related medical problems for recipients in their ninth decade. METHODS: We reviewed the UCTP experience from 1985 to present to identify patients who survived into their 80s and matched (1:1) with other recipients for gender and age at HTx, but did not survive to ≥80 y...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758419/the-impact-of-drop-out-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-outcome-among-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Sofie Pardaens, Anne-Marie Willems, Els Clays, Anneleen Baert, Marc Vanderheyden, Sofie Verstreken, Inge Du Bois, Delphine Vervloet, Johan De Sutter
Background The effect of adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on outcome is not clear. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact of drop-out for non-medical reasons of CR on event-free survival in coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods A total of 876 patients who attended CR after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) were included. Drop-out was defined as attending ≤50% of the training sessions. A combined endpoint of all-cause mortality and rehospitalization for a cardiovascular event was used to specify event-free survival...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733766/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Mrinal Yadava, Matthew Nugent, Angela Krebsbach, Jessica Minnier, Peter Jessel, Charles A Henrikson
PURPOSE: Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have traditionally been a contraindication for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent studies suggest that MRI can be conducted safely in select patients with pacemakers (PPMs) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). We sought to determine the safety of MRI in patients with CIEDs, using a protocol for patient selection and device programming. METHODS: This is a prospective, single-center study...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728742/a-clinical-score-model-to-predict-lethal-events-in-young-patients-%C3%A2-19-years-with-the-brugada-syndrome
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M Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia, Juan Sieira, Gudrun Pappaert, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian Battista Chierchia, Andrea Sarkozy, Pedro Brugada
Risk stratification in Brugada syndrome in young patients remains challenging. We investigated the clinical characteristics, prognosis, and risk in young patients with the Brugada syndrome. We studied 95 patients with the Brugada syndrome aged ≤19 years. The median age at diagnosis was 12.9 years. The clinical presentation was sudden cardiac death in 7% and syncope in 21%. The remaining 72% were asymptomatic at diagnosis. Electrical abnormalities were present in 36%, including spontaneous type I electrocardiogram (12%), sinus node dysfunction (9%), atrioventricular block (17%), intraventricular conduction delay (16%), and atrial arrhythmias (8%)...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701211/inpatient-rehabilitation-for-adult-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-an-observational-pilot-study
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Dieter Benninghoven, Denise Hamann, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Meike Rybczynski, Julia Lechinger, Friedrich Schroeder, Marina Vogler, Eike Hoberg
BACKGROUND: Advances in medical, interventional and surgical treatment have increased average life expectancy of patients with congenital heart defects. As a result a new group of adult patients with congenital cardiac defects requires medical rehabilitation. Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) are a relevant group among these patients. So far, no reports on the effectiveness of specialized rehabilitation programmes for MFS patients exist. We implemented an inpatient 3-week rehabilitation program for MFS patients at the Muehlenberg-Clinic for rehabilitation and assessed the medical safety as well as the impact of the program on physical fitness and psychological wellbeing of participants by means of an observational pilot study...
July 12, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688990/value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-programmed-ventricular-stimulation-in-patients-with-frequent-premature-ventricular-complexes-undergoing-radiofrequency-ablation
#18
Miki Yokokawa, Konstantinos C Siontis, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Jadranka Stojanovska, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Thomas Crawford, Krit Jongnarangsin, Hamid Ghanbari, Ryan Cunnane, Aman Chugh, Frank Pelosi, Hakan Oral, Fred Morady, Frank Bogun
BACKGROUND: Frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) have been associated with increased mortality. However, the optimal approach to the risk stratification of these patients is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and programmed ventricular stimulation to identify patients with PVCs undergoing radiofrequency ablation at risk for adverse long-term outcomes. METHODS: A total of 321 consecutive patients (52 ± 15 years; 157 men [49%]; left ventricular ejection fraction 51% ± 12%) underwent PVC ablation between 2004 and 2015, preceded by cardiac MRI to assess for structural heart disease (SHD)...
July 6, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687563/axitinib-treatment-in-advanced-rai-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-dtc-and-refractory-medullary-thyroid-cancer-mtc
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Jaume Capdevila, José Manuel Trigo, Javier Aller, José Luís Manzano, Silvia García Adrián, Carles Zafón Llopis, Òscar Reig, Uriel Bohn, Teresa Ramón Y Cajal, Manuel Duran-Poveda, Beatriz González Astorga, Ana López-Alfonso, Javier Medina Martínez, Ignacio Porras, Juan Jose Reina, Nuria Palacios, Enrique Grande, Elena Cillán, Ignacio Matos, Juan Jose Grau
BACKGROUND: Axitinib, an antiangiogenic multikinase inhibitor (MKI), was evaluated in the compassionate use programme (CUP) in Spain (October 2012-November 2014). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 47 patients with advanced radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC, n = 34) or medullary thyroid cancer (MTC, n = 13) with documented disease progression were treated with axitinib 5 mg b.i.d. The primary efficacy endpoint was objective response rate (ORR) by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1...
October 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669499/the-impact-of-margins-on-outcomes-after-wedge-resection-for-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Andrea S Wolf, Scott J Swanson, Rowena Yip, Bian Liu, Elizabeth S Tarras, David F Yankelevitz, Claudia I Henschke, Emanuela Taioli, Raja M Flores
BACKGROUND: The relationship between margin distance and recurrence and survival for stage I non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) less than or equal to 2 cm is not clear. METHODS: Patient clinicopathologic data were reviewed from a pooled data set of stage I NSCLC lesions less than or equal to 2 cm resected by wedge resection at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) between 2000 and 2005 and the International Early Lung and Cardiac Action Program (I-ELCAP) between 1999 and 2015...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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