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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776560/large-animal-model-of-acute-right-ventricular-failure-with-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Marcin Malinowski, Alistair G Proudfoot, Lenora Eberhart, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, David Langholz, Manuel K Rausch, Tomasz A Timek
BACKGROUND: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) commonly arises secondary to conditions affecting the left heart and is associated with right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid annular dilatation. We set out to establish an animal model of acute RV failure (RVF) with FTR resembling the clinical features. METHODS: Ten adult sheep had pressure sensors placed in the LV, RV, and right atrium while sonomicrometry crystals were implanted around tricuspid annulus and on the RV...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775088/an-assessment-of-the-uk-inpatient-care-for-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
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Lihua Wu, Jackie Cleator, Mamas Mamas, Christi Deaton
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common co-morbidity for patients with heart failure. Diabetes as a co-morbidity means that inpatient care should focus on both conditions to maximize the treatment regimen. However, this pressing issue is not widely researched and so it is unclear whether the acute care management needs of these patients are being met. AIMS: (1) To assess the differences in the number of hospital readmissions between patients with heart failure and patients with heart failure-diabetes; (2) to assess the use of integrated care approach for patients with heart failure-diabetes during the index heart failure-related admission; (3) to explore patient experiences of admissions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773712/acute-kidney-injury-and-risk-of-heart-failure-and-atherosclerotic-events
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Alan S Go, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Jingrong Yang, Thida C Tan, Sijie Zheng, Juan D Ordonez, Kathleen D Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: AKI in the hospital is common and is associated with excess mortality. We examined whether AKI is also independently associated with a higher risk of different cardiovascular events in the first year after discharge. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a cohort between 2006 and 2013 with follow-up through 2014, within Kaiser Permanente Northern California. We identified all adults admitted to 21 hospitals who had one or more in-hospital serum creatinine test result and survived to discharge...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770238/charlson-comorbidity-index-as-a-predictor-of-periodontal-disease-in-elderly-participants
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Jae-Hong Lee, Jung-Kyu Choi, Seong-Nyum Jeong, Seong-Ho Choi
Purpose: This study investigated the validity of the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) as a predictor of periodontal disease (PD) over a 12-year period. Methods: Nationwide representative samples of 149,785 adults aged ≥60 years with PD (International Classification of Disease, 10th revision [ICD-10], K052-K056) were derived from the National Health Insurance Service-Elderly Cohort during 2002-2013. The degree of comorbidity was measured using the CCI (grade 0-6), including 17 diseases weighted on the basis of their association with mortality, and data were analyzed using multivariate Cox proportional-hazards regression in order to investigate the associations of comorbid diseases (CDs) with PD...
April 2018: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756460/inhaled-fasudil-lacks-pulmonary-selectivity-in-thromboxane-induced-acute-pulmonary-hypertension-in-newborn-lambs
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Shawn F L Hanson, Michael H Terry, Dafne T Moretta, Gordon G Power, Sean M Wilson, Farzana Alam, Fakhrul Ahsan, Arlin B Blood, Paresh C Giri
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a potentially deadly disease for infants and adults with few existing medical interventions and no cure. In PH, increased blood pressure in the pulmonary artery eventually leads to heart failure. Fasudil, an antagonist of Rho-kinase, causes vasodilation leading to decreased systemic artery pressure and pulmonary artery pressure (PAP). This study compared the effects of fasudil administered as either an intravenous infusion or inhaled aerosol in newborn lambs...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751520/young-adult-polycystic-kidney-disease-is-associated-with-major-cardiovascular-complications
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Ya-Wen Chuang, Tung-Min Yu, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Ting Sun, Ying-Chih Lo, Pin-Kuei Fu, Bor-Jen Lee, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
Background: Patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) might have a risk of cardiovascular diseases because several cardiovascular risk factors are occasionally associated with PKD patients. Data on the association between PKD and the risk of cardiovascular events, including acute coronary syndrome (ACS), stroke, and congestive heart failure (CHF), are scant. Methods: Patients aged ≥20 years who were newly diagnosed with PKD (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes 753...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749243/the-predictive-value-of-risk-indices-for-cardiac-complications-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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I P Canbolat, Y Erdogan, G Adali, O Kaplan, M Dayangac, Y Yuzer, Y Tokat
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) risk tool and Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) are recommended tools for cardiovascular assessment before non-cardiac surgery to predict early postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality. Their predictive value for postoperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the validity of these two risk tools to predict early (30-day) cardiovascular complications and in-hospital all-cause mortality...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747638/relations-of-lipid-parameters-other-variables-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-plaque-in-the-general-chinese-adults-an-observational-study
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Qingtao Hou, Sheyu Li, Yun Gao, Haoming Tian
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) and lipid ratios, including total cholesterol (TC) / high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) / HDL-C, are better predictors for atherosclerosis than conventional lipid profiles. However, there have been few studies comparing the predictive values of different lipid parameters for early atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to determine the relevant factors of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque in the general Chinese adults and analyze the predictive values of different lipid parameters for carotid IMT and plaque...
May 10, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744657/transcatheter-intervention-of-coronary-obstructions-in-infants-children-and-young-adults
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Ryan Callahan, James E Lock, Pinak B Shah, Audrey C Marshall
This study assesses the characteristics of coronary obstructions that underwent transcatheter intervention in a pediatric catheterization laboratory, the procedural details, and patient outcomes. Acute cardiac failure due to coronary obstructions in children is rare. The role of catheter based intervention is largely unreported. Single center retrospective review between January 2000 and December 2016. Thirty-three patients (median age 2y/o [0-38], weighing 9.6 kg [2.2-91]) underwent 39 transcatheter interventions on 39 lesions, mainly left main coronary (16/39; 39%) and right coronary (9/39; 23%) arteries...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738108/causes-of-shortness-of-breath-in-the-acute-patient-a-national-study
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Zachariah E Hale, Astha Singhal, Renee Y Hsia
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a common and ambiguous complaint that results in 3.4 million emergency department visits annually. While learners may encounter lists of differential diagnoses to consider while in training, often these lists are not empirically based. We sought to establish an evidence-based differential diagnosis for dyspnea and to determine whether normal vital signs can rule out a life-threatening diagnosis. METHODS: We analyzed data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2005-2014 for emergency department visits with a chief complaint of dyspnea and tallied the principal discharge diagnosis...
May 8, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735173/pretransplant-predictors-of-early-mortality-in-adult-recipients-of-liver-transplantation-in-the-meld-na-era
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J C Pozo-Laderas, M Rodríguez-Perálvarez, M C Muñoz-Villanueva, F Rivera-Espinar, I Durban-García, J Muñoz-Trujillo, J C Robles-Arista, J Briceño-Delgado
AIMS: To identify pretransplant predictors of early mortality (90 days after transplantation) and evaluate their discriminating capacity in adult liver transplant recipients (LTR). DESIGN: An observational, retrospective, nested cases-controls study from a consecutive cohort of LTRs was carried out. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: All consecutive LTR between January 2003 and December 2016 were eligible for inclusion...
May 4, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731719/rhace2-therapy-modifies-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-via-rescue-of-vascular-remodeling
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Anandharajan Rathinasabapathy, Andrew J Bryant, Toshio Suzuki, Christy Moore, Sheila Shay, Santhi Gladson, James D West, Erica J Carrier
Background: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive cardiovascular disease, characterized by endothelial and smooth muscle dysfunction and vascular remodeling, followed by right heart failure. Group III PH develops secondarily to chronic lung disease such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and both hastens and predicts mortality despite of all known pharmacological interventions. Thus, there is urgent need for development of newer treatment strategies. Objective: Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a member of the renin angiotensin family, is therapeutically beneficial in animal models of pulmonary vascular diseases and is currently in human clinical trials for primary PH...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731027/prognostic-role-of-hypertensive-response-to-exercise-in-patients-with-repaired-coarctation-of-aorta
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Vidhushei Yogeswaran, Heidi M Connolly, Mohamad Al-Otaibi, Naser M Ammash, Carole A Warnes, Sameh M Said, Alexander C Egbe
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertensive response to exercise (HRE) and its association with cardiovascular adverse events (CAEs) in patients with repaired coarctation of aorta (rCOA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of adult patients with rCOA who had cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPETs) and follow-up from 1994 to 2014 at Mayo Clinic. Patients with residual COA, defined as aortic isthmus peak velocity >2.5 m/s, were excluded...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731013/hypertension-canada-s-2018-guidelines-for-diagnosis-risk-assessment-prevention-and-treatment-of-hypertension-in-adults-and-children
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Kara A Nerenberg, Kelly B Zarnke, Alexander A Leung, Kaberi Dasgupta, Sonia Butalia, Kerry McBrien, Kevin C Harris, Meranda Nakhla, Lyne Cloutier, Mark Gelfer, Maxime Lamarre-Cliche, Alain Milot, Peter Bolli, Guy Tremblay, Donna McLean, Raj S Padwal, Karen C Tran, Steven Grover, Simon W Rabkin, Gordon W Moe, Jonathan G Howlett, Patrice Lindsay, Michael D Hill, Mike Sharma, Thalia Field, Theodore H Wein, Ashkan Shoamanesh, George K Dresser, Pavel Hamet, Robert J Herman, Ellen Burgess, Steven E Gryn, Jean C Grégoire, Richard Lewanczuk, Luc Poirier, Tavis S Campbell, Ross D Feldman, Kim L Lavoie, Ross T Tsuyuki, George Honos, Ally P H Prebtani, Gregory Kline, Ernesto L Schiffrin, Andrew Don-Wauchope, Sheldon W Tobe, Richard E Gilbert, Lawrence A Leiter, Charlotte Jones, Vincent Woo, Robert A Hegele, Peter Selby, Andrew Pipe, Philip A McFarlane, Paul Oh, Milan Gupta, Simon L Bacon, Janusz Kaczorowski, Luc Trudeau, Norman R C Campbell, Swapnil Hiremath, Michael Roerecke, Joanne Arcand, Marcel Ruzicka, G V Ramesh Prasad, Michel Vallée, Cedric Edwards, Praveena Sivapalan, S Brian Penner, Anne Fournier, Geneviève Benoit, Janusz Feber, Janis Dionne, Laura A Magee, Alexander G Logan, Anne-Marie Côté, Evelyne Rey, Tabassum Firoz, Laura M Kuyper, Jonathan Y Gabor, Raymond R Townsend, Doreen M Rabi, Stella S Daskalopoulou
Hypertension Canada provides annually updated, evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults and children. This year, the adult and pediatric guidelines are combined in one document. The new 2018 pregnancy-specific hypertension guidelines are published separately. For 2018, 5 new guidelines are introduced, and 1 existing guideline on the blood pressure thresholds and targets in the setting of thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke is revised. The use of validated wrist devices for the estimation of blood pressure in individuals with large arm circumference is now included...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730342/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-metabolic-remodelling-in-the-inflamed-heart-in-acute-viral-myocarditis
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Alexander H V Remels, Wouter J A Derks, Berta Cillero-Pastor, Koen J P Verhees, Marco C Kelders, Ward Heggermont, Paolo Carai, Georg Summer, Shane R Ellis, Chiel C de Theije, Ron M A Heeren, Stephane Heymans, Ana P Papageorgiou, Marc van Bilsen
Acute viral myocarditis (VM), characterised by leukocytes infiltration and dysfunction of the heart, is an important cause of sudden cardiac death in young adults. Unfortunately, to date, the pathological mechanisms underlying cardiac failure in VM remain incompletely understood. In the current study, we investigated if acute VM leads to cardiac metabolic rewiring and if this process is driven by local inflammation. Transcriptomic analysis of cardiac biopsies from myocarditis patients and a mouse model of VM revealed prominent reductions in the expression of a multitude of genes involved in mitochondrial oxidative energy metabolism...
May 3, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723491/qsox1-a-novel-actor-of-cardiac-protection-upon-acute-stress-in-mice
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Anais Caillard, Malha Sadoune, Arthur Cescau, Mehdi Meddour, Marine Gandon, Evelyne Polidano, Claude Delcayre, Kelly Da Silva, Philippe Manivet, Ana-Maria Gomez, Alain Cohen-Solal, Nicolas Vodovar, Zhenlin Li, Alexandre Mebazaa, Jane-Lise Samuel
QSOX1, a sulfhydryl oxidase, was shown to be upregulated in the heart upon acute heart failure (AHF). The aim of the study was to unravel QSOX1 roles during AHF. We generated and characterized mice with QSOX1 gene deletion. The QSOX1-/- mice were viable but adult male exhibited a silent dilated cardiomyopathy. The QSOX1-/- hearts were characterized by low protein SERCA2a levels associated with a calcium homeostasis alteration, high levels of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone proteins Grp78/Bip, and of the ER apoptosis sensor CHOP, indicating a chronic unfolded protein response (UPR)...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716942/mechanosensitive-gene-regulation-by-myocardin-related-transcription-factors-is-required-for-cardiomyocyte-integrity-in-load-induced-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Michael A Trembley, Pearl Quijada, Esperanza Agullo-Pascual, Kevin M Tylock, Mert Colpan, Ronald A Dirkx, Jason R Myers, Deanne M Mickelsen, Karen de Mesy Bentley, Eli Rothenberg, Christine S Moravec, Jeffrey D Alexis, Carol C Gregorio, Robert T Dirksen, Mario Delmar, Eric M Small
Background -Hypertrophic cardiomyocyte (CM) growth and dysfunction accompanies various forms of heart disease. The mechanisms responsible for transcriptional changes that impact cardiac physiology and the transition to heart failure (HF) are not well understood. The intercalated disc (ID) is a specialized intercellular junction coupling CM electrical activity and force transmission, and is gaining attention as a mechanosensitive signaling hub and hotspot for causative mutations in cardiomyopathy. Methods -Transmission electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) were used to examine changes in ID structure and protein localization in the murine and human heart...
May 1, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712611/the-development-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Don K Nakayama
Evolving from the development of heart-lung machines for open-heart surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has reemerged as a rescue modality for patients with acute respiratory failure that cannot be supported by conventional modes of ventilation. The history of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation begins with the discovery of heparin, fundamental to the success of extracorporeal circulation and membrane lungs. Engineers and scientists created suitable artificial membranes that allowed gas exchange while keeping gas and blood phases separate...
April 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703552/incidence-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmissions-in-patients-hospitalized-with-chronic-pancreatitis-a-nationwide-analysis
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Rushikesh Shah, Christopher Haydek, Ramzi Mulki, Emad Qayed
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic pancreatitis are prone to frequent readmissions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the rate and predictors of 30-day readmissions in patients with chronic pancreatitis using the Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult patients with the principal discharge diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis from 2010 through 2014. We excluded patients who died during the hospitalization...
April 23, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694607/clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-associated-with-referral-of-hospitalized-elderly-to-palliative-care
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Suelen Pereira Arcanjo, Luis Alberto Saporetti, José Antonio Esper Curiati, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Thiago Junqueira Avelino-Silva
Objective To investigate clinical and laboratory characteristics associated with referral of acutely ill older adults to exclusive palliative care. Methods A retrospective cohort study based on 572 admissions of acutely ill patients aged 60 years or over to a university hospital located in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2009 to 2013. The primary outcome was the clinical indication for exclusive palliative care. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were used to measure target predictors, such as sociodemographic, clinical, cognitive, functional and laboratory data...
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