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Europeans cardiology society 2015

Marcello Arca, David Ansell, Maurizio Averna, Francesca Fanelli, Katherine Gorcyca, Şerban R Iorga, Aldo P Maggioni, Georges Paizis, Radovan Tomic, Alberico L Catapano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statin utilization and lipid goal achievement were estimated in a large sample of Italian patients at high/very-high cardiovascular (CV) risk. METHODS: Patients aged ≥18 years with a valid low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) measurement in 2015 were selected from the IMS Health Real World Data database; non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) was assessed in those with available total cholesterol measurements. Index dates were defined as the last valid lipid measurement in 2015...
February 17, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Kenneth Dickstein, Camilla Normand, Angelo Auricchio, Nigussie Bogale, John G Cleland, Anselm K Gitt, Christoph Stellbrink, Stefan D Anker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Maurizio Gasparini, Gerhard Hindricks, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Piotr Ponikowski, Frank Ruschitzka, Giovanni Luca Botto, Alan Bulava, Gabor Duray, Carsten Israel, Christophe Leclercq, Peter Margitfalvi, Óscar Cano, Chris Plummer, Nedim Umutay Sarigul, Maciej Sterlinski, Cecilia Linde
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in appropriately selected patients with heart failure and is strongly recommended for such patients by guidelines. A European Society of Cardiology (ESC) CRT survey conducted in 2008-2009 showed considerable variation in guideline adherence and large individual, national and regional differences in patient selection, implantation practice and follow-up. Accordingly, two ESC associations, the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Failure Association, designed a second prospective survey to describe contemporary clinical practice regarding CRT...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Stavros Georgopoulos, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Aris Anastasakis, Polychronis Dilaveris, Petros Arsenos, Skevos Sideris, Dimitris Tsiachris, Stefanos Archontakis, Elias Sotiropoulos, Artemisia Theopistou, Ioannis Skiadas, Ioannis Kallikazaros, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in the context of primary prevention remains suboptimal. The purpose of this study was to examine the additional contribution of programmed ventricular stimulation (PVS) on established risk assessment. METHODS: Two-hundred-and-three consecutive patients with diagnosed HCM and ≥1 noninvasive risk factors were prospectively enrolled over 19years. Patients were risk stratified, submitted to PVS and received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) according to then-current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines and inducibility...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Olivier Huttin, Christine Selton-Suty, Clément Venner, Jean-Baptiste Vilain, Pierre Rochecongar, Etienne Aliot
BACKGROUND: High-level physical training induces cardiac structural and functional changes, including 12-lead electrocardiogram modifications. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this cross-sectional longitudinal study was to establish a quantitative electrocardiographic profile in highly trained football players. Initial and serial annual electrocardiogram monitoring over subsequent years allowed us to investigate the long-term effects of exercise on cardiac conduction and electrophysiological remodelling...
December 21, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Marisa Lubbers, Adriaan Coenen, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Bas Kietselaer, Tjebbe Galema, Marc Kock, Andre Niezen, Marco Das, Marco van Gent, Ewout-Jan van den Bos, Leon van Woerkens, Paul Musters, Suze Kooij, Fay Nous, Ricardo Budde, Miriam Hunink, Koen Nieman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of a tiered, comprehensive cardiac computed tomography (CT) protocol in comparison with functional testing. BACKGROUND: Although CT angiography accurately rules out coronary artery disease (CAD), incorporation of CT myocardial perfusion imaging as part of a tiered diagnostic approach could improve the clinical value and efficiency of cardiac CT in the diagnostic work-up of patients with angina pectoris...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Håvard Fretheim, Øyvind Midtvedt, Karin Kilian, Marianne Angelshaug, Asad Chaudhary, Ragnar Gunnarsson, Cathrine Brunborg, Torhild Garen, Arne K Andreassen, Einar Gude, Øyvind Molberg
Objective: The DETECT algorithm was developed for screening patients with SSc at high risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We evaluated the impact of this algorithm in a SSc population. Methods: Patients from the unselected, prospective Oslo University Hospital SSc study were divided into the Early and DETECT cohorts, respectively, depending on whether an incident right heart catheterization (RHC) was performed before (2009-13) or after (2014-17) the DETECT algorithm was instituted...
December 11, 2017: Rheumatology
Jack Marjot, Thomas E Kaier, Katherine Henderson, Laura Hunter, Michael S Marber, Divaka Perera
AIMS: In 2015, the European Society of Cardiology introduced new guidelines for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation. These guidelines included the use of high-sensitivity troponin assays for 'rule-in' and 'rule-out' of acute myocardial injury at presentation (using a '0 hour' blood test). Whilst these algorithms have been extensively validated in prospective diagnostic studies, the outcome of their implementation in routine clinical practice has not been described...
December 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Christian M Madsen, Anette Varbo, Børge G Nordestgaard
Aims: To identify individuals at high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), who are not definite statin eligible according to the 2016 European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society (ESC/EAS) guidelines, based on high concentrations of plasma triglycerides. Methods and results: From the Copenhagen General Population Study (2003-2015) 58 547 individuals aged 40-65 and free of ASCVD, diabetes, and statin use at baseline were included...
February 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
Petra Gulácsi-Bárdos, Miklós Szokol, Mária Lódi, Dániel Czuriga, István Czuriga, István Édes, András Nagy, Balázs Sármán
Cardiovascular and oncologic diseases are the causes of more than 50 percent of mortality in Europe. In 2015 oncologic and cardiovascular mortality reached 70 percent in Hungary. Patients who receive anticancer therapies are at a 2- to 7-fold greater long-term risk of acute coronary syndrome; also concomittant oncologic diseases further increase the mortality of myocardial infarction. Unfortunately there is not enough data concerning cardiovascular treatment of oncologic patients because they were excluded from most of the studies and registries...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
Lauge Østergaard, Nana Valeur, Henning Bundgaard, Jawad H Butt, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Lars Køber, Emil L Fosbøl
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a complex disease necessitating extensive clinical guidelines. The guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have been markedly extended during the last 12 years. We examined the evidence base for these changes. METHODS: IE guidelines published by AHA and ESC were reviewed. We categorized and combined guidelines into 3 time periods: (1) 2004 (AHA) and 2005 (ESC), (2) 2007 (AHA) and 2009 (ESC), and (3) 2015 (AHA) and 2015 (ESC)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
Danijela Trifunovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic, Biljana Obrenovic-Kircanski, Branislava Ivanovic, Dimitra Kalimanovska-Ostric, Milan Petrovic, Marija Boricic-Kostic, Snezana Matic, Goran Stevanovic, Jelena Marinkovic, Olga Petrovic, Gordana Draganic, Mirjana Tomic-Dragovic, Svetozar Putnik, Dejan Markovic, Vladimir Tutus, Ivana Jovanovic, Maja Markovic, Ivana M Petrovic, Jelena M Petrovic, Jelena Stepanovic
BACKGROUND: The etiology of infective endocarditis (IE) is changing. More aggressive forms with multiple IE cardiac lesions have become more frequent. This study sought to explore the relationship between contemporary causative microorganisms and IE cardiac lesions and to analyze the impact of multiple lesions on treatment choice. METHODS: In 246 patients hospitalized for IE between 2008 and 2015, cardiac lesions caused by IE were analyzed by echocardiography, classified according to the 2015 European Society of Cardiology guidelines and correlated with microbiological data...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
Óscar Cano Pérez, Marta Pombo Jiménez, María Luisa Fidalgo Andrés, Diego Lorente Carreño, Raúl Coma Samartín
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: This report describes the results of analysis of implanted pacemakers reported to the Spanish Pacemaker Registry. METHODS: The analysis was based on information provided by the European Pacemaker Identification Card. RESULTS: Information was received from 115 hospitals, with a total of 12 697 cards, representing 32.3% of the estimated activity. Use of conventional and resynchronization pacemakers was 818 and 79 units per million inhabitants, respectively...
December 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
Luis Serratosa-Fernández, Domingo Pascual-Figal, María Dolores Masiá-Mondéjar, María Sanz-de la Garza, Zigor Madaria-Marijuan, Juan Ramón Gimeno-Blanes, Carmen Adamuz
Sudden cardiac death is the most common medical cause of death during the practice of sports. Several structural and electrical cardiac conditions are associated with sudden cardiac death in athletes, most of them showing abnormal findings on resting electrocardiogram (ECG). However, because of the similarity between some ECG findings associated with physiological adaptations to exercise training and those of certain cardiac conditions, ECG interpretation in athletes is often challenging. Other factors related to ECG findings are race, age, sex, sports discipline, training intensity, and athletic background...
November 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
Fumiko Ono, Shiro Tanaka, Yoko M Nakao, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: The European Society of Cardiology recommends a risk-based antithrombotic strategy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) based on CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores. However, because it is unclear if that strategy can be generalized to Asians, we aimed to describe antithrombotic therapies among Japanese patients.Methods and Results:Using a nationwide claims database in Japan, this retrospective cohort study identified AF patients who underwent PCI from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015...
September 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Barbara Girerd, Jason Weatherald, David Montani, Marc Humbert
Mutations in the BMPR2 gene, and more rarely in ACVRL1, endoglin, caveolin-1, KCNK3 and TBX4 genes predispose to heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension, an autosomal dominant disease with incomplete penetrance. Bi-allelic mutations in the EIF2AK4 gene predispose to heritable pulmonary veno-occlusive disease/pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis, an autosomal recessive disease with an unknown penetrance.In France, the national pulmonary hypertension referral centre offers genetic counselling and testing to adults and children...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Kim P Wagenaar, Frans H Rutten, Leonie Klompstra, Yusuf Bhana, Floor Sieverink, Frank Ruschitzka, Petar M Seferovic, Mitja Lainscak, Massimo F Piepoli, Berna D L Broekhuizen, Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma, Arno W Hoes, Kenneth Dickstein
AIMS: In 2007, the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) launched the information website (HFM site) with the aim of creating a practical tool through which to provide advice and guidelines for living with heart failure to patients, their carers, health care professionals and the general public worldwide. The website is managed by the ESC at the European Heart House and is currently available in nine languages. The aim of this study is to describe the background, objectives, use, lessons learned and future directions of the HFM site...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
Alexander Fardman, Yehuda Adler
More than a decade has elapsed since the first international guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases were issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in 2004. Since then, significant advances have been made in this field due to several randomized double blinded controlled trials and also retrospective, as well as prospective, cohort studies that were conducted during this time frame. However, despite the amount of knowledge that has been accumulated, only Spanish and Brazilian national societies of cardiology have so far published national guidelines on the management of pericardial diseases...
August 2017: Harefuah
David Kylhammar, Göran Rådegran
Pulmonary hypertension due to lung diseases In 2015 the European Society of Cardiology and European Respiratory Society published new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH due to lung diseases and/or hypoxia was classified as a separate entity. PH is common in lung diseases, but seldom severe. Nevertheless, the presence of PH in a patient with lung disease is associated with worse outcome. If there is clinical suspicion of PH in a patient with lung disease, echocardiography is recommended, and if there are signs of severe PH and/or severe right ventricular dysfunction the patient should be referred to a PH expert centre...
July 21, 2017: Läkartidningen
Tomasz Tomasik, Janusz Krzysztoń, Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk, Violetta Kijowska, Adam Windak
OBJECTIVES: The SCORE model predicts the ten-year risk of cardiovascular mortality but it is still unknown whether applying the SCORE in clinical practice subsequently improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of total cardiovascular risk estimation using the SCORE in preventing serious cardiovascular events in European adults without prior CVD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data sources: eight bibliographical databases (2003 - August 2015), other internet sources and reference lists of articles were checked...
August 2017: Acta Cardiologica
Jim T Vehmeijer, Zeliha Koyak, Werner Budts, Louise Harris, Candice K Silversides, Erwin N Oechslin, Berto J Bouma, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara J M Mulder, Joris R de Groot
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major cause of mortality in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients. SCD may be prevented by implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation, but patient stratification remains troublesome. The 2014 Consensus Statement on Arrhythmias in ACHD patients and the 2015 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines specified recommendations for ICD implantation in ACHD patients for the first time. We assess the discriminative ability of these ICD recommendations for SCD in ACHD patients...
July 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
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