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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724385/sildenafil-added-to-pirfenidone-in-patients-with-advanced-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-risk-of-pulmonary-hypertension-a-phase-iib-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-rationale-and-study-design
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Jürgen Behr, Steven D Nathan, Sergio Harari, Wim Wuyts, Klaus-Uwe Kirchgaessler, Monica Bengus, Frank Gilberg, Athol U Wells
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is commonly observed in patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Despite the availability of therapies for both IPF and PH, none are approved for PH treatment in the context of significant pulmonary disease. This study will investigate the use of sildenafil added to pirfenidone in patients with advanced IPF and risk of PH, who represent a group with a high unmet medical need. METHODS: This Phase IIb, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is actively enrolling patients and will study the efficacy, safety and tolerability of sildenafil or placebo in patients with advanced IPF and intermediate or high probability of Group 3 PH who are receiving a stable dose of pirfenidone...
May 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706812/usefulness-of-alirocumab-and-evolocumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-diabetic-dyslipidemia
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REVIEW
Jun Zhang, Kristen M Tecson, Natalia A Rocha, Peter A McCullough
In 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the anti-proprotein convertase subtilsin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) monoclonal antibodies, alirocumab and evolocumab, to treat patients with hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia. Since then, considerable attention has been paid to the use of these monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of diabetic dyslipidemia with a goal of reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. Recently, consensus statements on the clinical use of PCSK9 inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who are unable to achieve the goal of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (<70 mg/dL or <1...
April 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624870/characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Shumin Yan, Mengtao Li, Hui Wang, Xiaoxi Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Qian Wang, Yongtai Liu, Jinzhi Lai, Zhuang Tian, Hui Song, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
AIM: To describe baseline characteristics of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with right heart catheterization (RHC)-confirmed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and explore risk factors for PAH in pSS. METHODS: This case-control study included consecutive patients hospitalized with pSS-PAH from 2007 to 2015, and pSS patients without PAH (in a 4 : 1 ratio) as controls. All patients fulfilled the 2002 American-European Consensus Group classification criteria for pSS-PAH was defined according to RHC-based European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society guidelines...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582881/risk-assessment-of-the-occurrence-of-sudden-death-related-to-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-dakar
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Simon Antoine Sarr, Boubacar Dodo, Kana Babaka, Fatou Aw, Malick Bodian, Mouhamadou Bamba Ndiaye, Adama Kane, Maboury Diao, Serigne Abdou Ba
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess of the risk of sudden death in a population of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients in Dakar. METHODS: This was a transverse study at the cardiology clinic of Aristide Le Dantec Hospital from January 2014 to June 2015. We used the European Society of Cardiology risk score to calculate this risk. RESULTS: The average age of patients was 53 years. Unexplained syncope was found in two patients and two others had a family history of sudden death...
January 23, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563819/a-case-of-brucella-melitensis-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device
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Wasl Al-Adsani, Ali Ahmad, Mohammad Al-Mousa
Background: Brucellosis is a bacterial infection, caused by the nonmotile gram-negative aerobic coccobacilli. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is variable, ranging from mild disease to severe disease. The gold standard test to confirm the diagnosis of brucellosis is assaying blood, bone marrow, or other body fluids or by tissue culture. Preferred first-line treatment in adults with uncomplicated, nonlocalized disease consists of doxycycline-aminoglycoside combination. The recommended duration of treatment is 6 weeks...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499359/statin-utilization-and-lipid-goal-attainment-in-high-or-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients-insights-from-italian-general-practice
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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...
April 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457358/crt-survey-ii-a-european-society-of-cardiology-survey-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-11-088-patients-who-is-doing-what-to-whom-and-how
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407088/programmed-ventricular-stimulation-predicts-arrhythmic-events-and-survival-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275944/electrocardiographic-patterns-and-long-term-training-induced-time-changes-in-2484-elite-football-players
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248657/comprehensive-cardiac-ct-with-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-versus-functional-testing-in-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-the-multicenter-randomized-crescent-ii-trial
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237073/frequencies-of-borderline-pulmonary-hypertension-before-and-after-the-detect-algorithm-results-from-a-prospective-systemic-sclerosis-cohort
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199434/a-single-centre-prospective-cohort-study-addressing-the-effect-of-a-rule-in-rule-out-troponin-algorithm-on-routine-clinical-practice
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182745/unmet-need-for-primary-prevention-in-individuals-with-hypertriglyceridaemia-not-eligible-for-statin-therapy-according-to-european-society-of-cardiology-european-atherosclerosis-society-guidelines-a-contemporary-population-based-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135296/-ischaemic-heart-disease-in-cancer-patients-questions-and-problems
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129257/temporal-changes-in-infective-endocarditis-guidelines-during-the-last-12-years-high-level-evidence-needed
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055511/the-relationship-between-causative-microorganisms-and-cardiac-lesions-caused-by-infective-endocarditis-new-perspectives-from-the-contemporary-cohort-of-patients
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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...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965962/spanish-pacemaker-registry-14th-official-report-of-the-spanish-society-of-cardiology-working-group-on-cardiac-pacing-2016
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928069/comments-on-the-new-international-criteria-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883227/utilization-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-agents-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-retrospective-cohort-study-using-a-nationwide-claims-database-in-japan
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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 CHA2 DS2 -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...
January 25, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877973/heritable-pulmonary-hypertension-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
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
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