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Costas Tsioufis
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January 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330259/limited-accuracy-of-administrative-data-for-the-identification-and-classification-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Abigail Khan, Katrina Ramsey, Cody Ballard, Emily Armstrong, Luke J Burchill, Victor Menashe, George Pantely, Craig S Broberg
BACKGROUND: Administrative data sets utilize billing codes for research and quality assessment. Previous data suggest that such codes can accurately identify adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the cardiology clinic, but their use has yet to be validated in a larger population. METHODS AND RESULTS: All administrative codes from an entire health system were queried for a single year. Adults with a CHD diagnosis code (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, (ICD-9) codes 745-747) defined the cohort...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329440/executive-function-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-the-role-of-coping
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Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Jennifer D Monti, Kyle A Schofield, Kathryn Vannatta
Executive functioning deficits have been documented among congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors and may contribute to emotional distress. Little research has investigated the role of coping in this association. This study examined the role of coping in accounting for the association between self-reported executive function problems and internalizing symptoms among adolescents and emerging adults (AEAs), as well as young adults (YAs) with CHD. Participants included 74 AEA ( M age  = 19.32  ±  3.47 years, range 15-25 years) and 98 YA CHD survivors ( M age  = 32...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324936/the-impact-of-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-the-emergency-management-of-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Cristina Ferrari, Alessandra Cimino, Giacomo Bianco, Francesca Iuele, Alessandra Di Palo, Margherita Fanelli, Artor Niccoli-Asabella, Giuseppe Rubini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. As the symptoms and the risk factors are nonspecific, PE differential diagnosis is often required. Even if angio-CT is considered the gold standard for PE diagnosis, the frequent allergic condition and/or chronic renal failure of patients make, in most cases, not possible the use of contrast enhancement in emergency with even more increasing use of Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy (LPS), as a simple and fast examination with no preparation/contraindication...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314058/impact-of-using-scatter-mimicking-beams-instead-of-standard-beams-to-measure-penetration-when-assessing-the-protective-value-of-radiation-protective-garments
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A Kyle Jones, Alexander S Pasciak, Louis K Wagner
PURPOSE: Use standardized methods to determine how assessment of protective value of radiation-protective garments changes under conditions employing standard beam qualities, scatter-mimicking primary beams, and a modified Hp (10) measurement. METHODS: The shielding properties of radiation-protective garments depend on the spectrum of beam energies striking the garment and the attenuation properties of materials used to construct the garment, including X-ray fluorescence produced by these materials...
January 3, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286279/key-events-in-the-history-of-cardiac-surgery-and-paediatric-cardiology
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Tom R Karl, Gerard R Martin, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Gil Wernovsky
In this report, the authors prepared an opinion poll regarding the most important people, events, technologies, concepts, discoveries, and therapies in paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. The results were presented in continuous slide show format at the 2017 Seventh World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (WCPCCS 2017), Barcelona, Spain. The presentation (under international copyright) is made available herein for educational purposes.
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286277/nomenclature-for-congenital-and-paediatric-cardiac-disease-the-international-paediatric-and-congenital-cardiac-code-ipccc-and-the-eleventh-iteration-of-the-international-classification-of-diseases-icd-11
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Rodney C G Franklin, Marie J Béland, Steven D Colan, Henry L Walters, Vera D Aiello, Robert H Anderson, Frédérique Bailliard, Jeffrey R Boris, Meryl S Cohen, J William Gaynor, Kristine J Guleserian, Lucile Houyel, Marshall L Jacobs, Amy L Juraszek, Otto N Krogmann, Hiromi Kurosawa, Leo Lopez, Bohdan J Maruszewski, James D St Louis, Stephen P Seslar, Shubhika Srivastava, Giovanni Stellin, Christo I Tchervenkov, Paul M Weinberg, Jeffrey P Jacobs
An internationally approved and globally used classification scheme for the diagnosis of CHD has long been sought. The International Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code (IPCCC), which was produced and has been maintained by the International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease (the International Nomenclature Society), is used widely, but has spawned many "short list" versions that differ in content depending on the user. Thus, efforts to have a uniform identification of patients with CHD using a single up-to-date and coordinated nomenclature system continue to be thwarted, even if a common nomenclature has been used as a basis for composing various "short lists"...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286263/bridging-together-teamwork-in-caring-for-the-family-touched-by-chd
#8
Richard A Jonas
In the opening plenary address of the 2017 7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery the author, who represented the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at the Congress and is currently the Society's president, described the history of the formation of the World Society. He listed accomplishments of the World Society including publication of the only journal devoted to congenital cardiac surgery, development of a global database, and convening several international conferences dating back to the inaugural conference in Washington, DC in 2007...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277495/clinical-pharmacist-understanding-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guideline
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John D Bucheit, Haleigh Helsing, Pramit Nadpara, Salim S Virani, Dave L Dixon
BACKGROUND: Clinical pharmacists are frequently involved in the management of dyslipidemia, yet clinical pharmacists' knowledge, awareness, and the level of agreement with the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol guideline are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine clinical pharmacists' knowledge, awareness, and the level of agreement with the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline. METHODS: We administered a validated questionnaire via an online survey that was electronically mailed to clinical pharmacists...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260921/high-sensitivity-troponins-in-contemporary-cardiology-practice-are-we-turning-a-corner
#10
Nick Curzen, Mark Mariathas, Bartosz Olechowski, Michael Mahmoudi
Troponin is considered to be the gold standard biomarker for ruling out MI. There has been a drive to improve the diagnostic speed, and as such the high sensitivity cardiac troponin (Hs-cTn) assays have been introduced into clinical practice and are now part of international guidelines. Their novel value in clinical practice more generally is becoming apparent. Areas covered: In this review we will evaluate the evidence for the use of Hs-cTn assays in clinical practice, the issues with the assay and how the Hs-cTn can be utilized in the future as a biomarker of cardiovascular risk...
December 20, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260237/-anticoagulation-in-geriatric-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-with-what-and-for-whom-no-more
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REVIEW
P Bahrmann, M Christ
Based on established risk scores, such as the CHA2DS2-VASc score, the indications for oral anticoagulation are given for patients over 65 years old with atrial fibrillation and even more so for patients over 75 years old. Before beginning anticoagulation a geriatric assessment for evaluation of the cognitive ability, the activities of daily living and the risk of falling should be made because of the known complications of anticoagulation. Geriatric patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) are increasingly being treated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) to prevent ischemic stroke...
December 19, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236965/management-errors-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-prevalence-sources-and-consequences
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Rachael Cordina, Subha Nasir Ahmad, Irina Kotchetkova, Gry Eveborn, Lynne Pressley, Julian Ayer, Richard Chard, David Tanous, Peter Robinson, Jens Kilian, John E Deanfield, David S Celermajer
Aims: Improved survival has resulted in increasing numbers and complexity of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). International guidelines recommend specialized care but many patients are still not managed at dedicated ACHD centres. This study analysed referral sources and appropriateness of management for patients referred to our tertiary ACHD Centre over the past 3 years. Methods and results: We compared differences in care between patients referred from paediatric/ACHD-trained vs...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198261/inter-hospital-transport-of-the-child-with-critical-cardiac-disease
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Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Zafurallah Intikhab, Neil Spenceley, Ilias Iliopoulos, Alana Duff, Johnny Millar
Centralisation of services such as cardiology, cardiac surgery, and intensive care in many parts of the world has resulted in the need to safely transport children with critical cardiac disease from local hospitals to specialist centres for diagnostic, surgical, and/or critical care intervention. The transport of this cohort of children, whether locally or internationally, can present specific clinical and logistical challenges. An international group of clinicians with expertise in cardiac care and critical care transport worked together to summarise current clinical practice relating to key areas of transport...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191938/an-international-external-validation-study-of-the-2014-european-society-of-cardiology-guideline-on-sudden-cardiac-death-prevention-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-evidence-from-hcm
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Constantinos O'Mahony, Fatima Jichi, Steve R Ommen, Imke Christiaans, Eloisa Arbustini, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Franco Cecchi, Iacopo Olivotto, Hiroaki Kitaoka, Israel Gotsman, Gerald Carr-White, Jens Mogensen, Loizos Antoniades, Saidi Mohiddin, Mathew S Maurer, Hak Chiaw Tang, Jeffrey B Geske, Konstantinos C Siontis, Karim Mahmoud, Alexa Vermeer, Arthur Wilde, Valentina Favalli, Oliver Guttmann, Maria Gallego-Delgado, Fernando Dominguez, Ilaria Tanini, Toru Kubo, Andre Keren, Teofila Bueser, Sarah Waters, Issa F Issa, James Malcolmson, Thomas Burns, Neha Sekhri, Christopher W Hoeger, Rumana Z Omar, Perry M Elliott
Background -Identification of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who are at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and require prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is challenging. In 2014, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) proposed a new risk stratification method based on a risk prediction model (HCM Risk-SCD) which estimates the 5-year risk of SCD. The aim was to externally validate the 2014 ESC recommendations in a geographically diverse cohort of patients recruited from North America, Europe, The Middle East and Asia...
November 30, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191247/the-implication-of-the-shortage-of-health-workforce-specialist-on-universal-health-coverage-in-kenya
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Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku, Stephen N Mutwiwa
BACKGROUND: Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not only considerably constrained the achievement of health-related development goals but also impeded accelerated progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). Like any other low-income country, Kenya is experiencing health workforce shortage particularly in specialized healthcare workers to cater for the rapidly growing need for specialized health care (MOH Training Needs Assessment report (2015))...
December 1, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173599/bipolar-disorder-and-the-vascular-system-mechanisms-and-new-prevention-opportunities
#16
REVIEW
Benjamin I Goldstein
Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with excessive prevalence and premature onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This association is observed internationally in clinical as well as predominantly untreated epidemiologic samples. A number of factors might explain this association in part, including excessive rates of traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), suboptimal lifestyle behaviour s relating to physical activity, nutrition, and use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and the use of psychiatric medications with propensity for causing CVRFs...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170637/effect-of-standardized-warfarin-treatment-protocol-on-anticoagulant-effect-comparison-of-a-warfarin-medication-therapy-adherence-clinic-with-usual-medical-care
#17
Salihah Aidit, Yee Chang Soh, Chuan Seng Yap, Tahir M Khan, Chin Fen Neoh, Shazwani Shaharuddin, Yaman W Kassab, Rahul P Patel, Long C Ming
Objective: To evaluate the impact of pharmacist-led warfarin management and standardized treatment protocol. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was carried out in a cardiology referral hospital located in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 2009 to 2014. The inclusion criteria were: adult patients who were diagnosed and treated for atrial fibrillation (AF) with warfarin, attended the warfarin medication therapy adherence clinic (WMTAC) for at least 12 weeks, and with at least four international normalized ratio (INR) readings...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168884/transformation-of-a-geriatric-department-in-china
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Birong Dong, Jirong Yue, Li Cao, Ming Yang, Ning Ge, Hao Qiukui, Lujia He, Ying Wang, Joseph H Flaherty
China has the world's largest elderly population, and the oldest-old population, with a current disability rate greater than 50%, will triple in the next 35 years. The field of geriatrics is young, because almost all geriatric departments were established after 2000, and so faces many challenges. Management of diseases and hospital care is the focus. Senior physicians were trained in other subspecialties, such as pulmonary or cardiology, and junior physicians entered geriatrics departments as masters or doctorate students after medical school...
November 23, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167415/ticagrelor-leads-to-statin-induced-rhabdomyolysis-a-case-report
#19
Simone M Mrotzek, Tienush Rassaf, Matthias Totzeck
BACKGROUND Following acute coronary intervention in cardiology patients, the combined medical therapy with the platelet inhibitory drug ticagrelor and a statin medication (e.g., simvastatin) is recommended according to international guidelines. Yet combined therapeutic regimens have the potential of pharmacological interaction with both ticagrelor and simvastatin being metabolized by CYP3A4. Rhabdomyolysis is a known side-effect of statin therapy and combined therapy increases the susceptibility to this complication...
November 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163956/eversion-endarterectomy-under-full-prasugrel-treatment
#20
Thomas Kotsis, Panagitsa Christoforou, Nikolaos Asaloumidis, Erifyli Argyra
The third-generation thienopyridine prasugrel has much stronger antiplatelet effect compared to other current antiplatelet inhibitors and exhibits practically zero resistance in healthy people. Prasugrel is used as a pre- and post-treatment in percutaneous coronary or neurovascular interventions with parallel aspirin regime. However, as there is a higher reported bleeding with intraluminal interventions and meticulous technique is recommended, there is nearly non-existent international experience of open surgery under full prasugrel treatment...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
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