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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464714/development-of-heart-failure-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-danish-population-based-study
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Brian B Løgstrup, Torkell Ellingsen, Alma B Pedersen, Anders Statistician Kjaersgaard, Hans-Erik Bøtker, Michael Maeng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of heart failure (HF) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) in different time-spans following incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Furthermore, to investigate the impact of IHD on the development of HF and the impact of different treatment era's of RA. METHODS: This matched cohort study used nationwide, prospectively collected data. From the total Danish population of approximately 5.7 million inhabitants we identified 51,859 patients (between 1995 and July 2016) with incident RA and a sex and age matched cohort from the general population (256,653 persons)...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459990/-acute-treatment-and-secondary-prophylaxis-of-ischemic-stroke-an-excellent-example-for-personalized-medicine
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R Wachter, K Gröschel
About a quarter of a million people in Germany suffer a stroke every year. Stroke is the most dreaded cardiovascular disease, even before myocardial infarction and heart failure. In the last two to three years, significant progress has been made in acute treatment, secondary prophylaxis in patients with patent foramen ovale, and the interdisciplinary evaluation of atrial fibrillation as the cause of the stroke. These new findings allow for more precise treatment.
February 19, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459462/sex-difference-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-failure-undergoing-surgical-revascularization-results-from-the-stich-trial-surgical-treatment-for-ischemic-heart-failure
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Ileana L Piña, Qi Zheng, Lilin She, Hanna Szwed, Irene M Lang, Pedro S Farsky, Serenella Castelvecchio, Jolanta Biernat, Alexandros Paraforos, Dragana Kosevic, Liliana E Favaloro, José C Nicolau, Padmini Varadarajan, Eric J Velazquez, Ramdas G Pai, Nicole Cyrille, Kerry L Lee, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens
BACKGROUND: Female sex is conventionally considered a risk factor for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and has been included as a poor prognostic factor in multiple cardiac operative risk evaluation scores. We aimed to investigate the association of sex and the long-term benefit of CABG in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction enrolled in the prospective STICH trial (Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure Study). METHODS: The STICH trial randomized 1212 patients (148 [12%] women and 1064 [88%] men) with coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35% to CABG+medical therapy (MED) versus MED alone...
February 20, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458056/alcohol-and-cv-health-jekyll-and-hyde-j-curves
#4
REVIEW
Evan L O'Keefe, James J Di Nicolantonio, James H O'Keefe, Carl J Lavie
A routine of light or moderate alcohol consumption (≤1 drink/day for women and 1 to 2 drinks/day for men) were associated with a lower risk for all-cause mortality, coronary artery disease (CAD), type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), heart failure (HF), and stroke. Conversely, heavy drinking, (>4 drinks/day) is associated with an increased risk for death and cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD). Excessive alcohol intake trails behind only smoking and obesity among the 3 leading causes of premature deaths in the United States (US)...
February 16, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455380/clinical-features-and-peripartum-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-cardiac-disease-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
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Toshiaki Isogai, Hiroki Matsui, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Akira Kohyama, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
Although the number of pregnancies in women with cardiac disease is increasing worldwide, there are few data concerning their clinical characteristics and peripartum outcomes. Using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database between 2008 and 2014 in Japan, we retrospectively identified pregnant women who underwent high-risk delivery due to obstetric or non-obstetric comorbidities. We classified eligible women into those with pre-existing cardiac disease (cardiac disease group) and those with non-cardiac comorbidities (non-cardiac disease group) and compared their characteristics and peripartum outcomes...
February 17, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454750/a-newly-discovered-antifibrotic-pathway-regulated-by-two-fatty-acid-receptors-gpr40-and-gpr84
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Lyne Gagnon, Martin Leduc, Jean-Francois Thibodeau, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Brigitte Grouix, Francois Sarra-Bournet, William Gagnon, Kathy Hince, Mikaël Tremblay, Lilianne Geerts, Christopher R J Kennedy, Richard L Hébert, Alex Gutsol, Chet E Holterman, Eldjonai Kamto, Liette Gervais, Jugurtha Ouboudinar, Jonathan Richard, Alexandra Felton, Alexandre Laverdure, Jean-Christophe Simard, Sylvie Létourneau, Marie-Pier Cloutier, Francois A Leblond, Shaun D Abbott, Christopher Penney, Jean-Simon Duceppe, Boulos Zacharie, Jocelyn Dupuis, Angelino Calderone, Quang Trinh Nguyen, Raymond C Harris, Pierre Laurin
Numerous clinical conditions can lead to organ fibrosis and functional failure. There is a great need for therapies that could effectively target pathophysiological pathways involved in fibrosis. GPR40 and GPR84 are G protein-coupled receptors with free fatty acid ligands and are associated with metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Although GPR40 and GPR84 are involved in diverse physiological processes, no evidence has demonstrated the relevance of GPR40 and GPR84 in fibrosis pathways. Using PBI-4050 (3-pentylbenzeneacetic acid sodium salt), a synthetic analog of a medium-chain fatty acid that displays agonist and antagonist ligand affinity toward GPR40 and GPR84, respectively, we uncovered an antifibrotic pathway involving these receptors...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453595/cardio-oncology-conflicting-priorities-of-anticancer-treatment-and-cardiovascular-outcome
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REVIEW
Lisa M Tilemann, Markus B Heckmann, Hugo A Katus, Lorenz H Lehmann, Oliver J Müller
BACKGROUND: This article about the emerging field of cardio-oncology highlights typical side effects of oncological therapies in the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular complications of malignancies itself, and potential preventive or therapeutic modalities. METHODS: We performed a selective literature search in PubMed until September 2016. RESULTS: Cardiovascular events in cancer patients can be frequently attributed to oncological therapies or to the underlying malignancy itself...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451507/-appropriateness-in-cardiology-a-statement-of-the-anmco-veneto-region
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Guerrino Zuin, Gianfranco Frigo, Loris Roncon, Aldo Bonso, Emanuele Carbonieri, Fabio Chirillo, Fabio De Conti, Pietro Delise, Alessandro Desideri, Daniele D'Este, Loredano Milani, Roberto Valle, Claudio Bilato
Inappropriate tests are responsible for longer waiting lists, higher economical costs for the National Health System and major clinical risks due to radiation exposure from prescription abuse of diagnostic testing. Clinical inappropriateness frequently derives from poor knowledge of guidelines, "defensive medicine" approach and/or repeat requests of patients and family members. About one third of non-invasive imaging tests are considered inappropriate.In order to define the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of the most common cardiovascular diseases with the highest risk of inappropriateness, all the cardiologists of the Veneto Region (Italy), along with the local chapters of the main national cardiology societies and general practitioners have been involved by the Regional Section of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) in several scientific meetings on the following topics: hypertension, chronic ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449950/impact-of-malnutrition-on-survival-and-healthcare-utilization-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Naseer Ahmed, Yong Choe, Vikkie A Mustad, Sumita Chakraborty, Scott Goates, Menghua Luo, Jeffrey I Mechanick
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pre-existing malnutrition on survival and economic implications in elderly patients with diabetes. Research design and methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted to examine the impact of malnutrition with or without other significant health conditions on survival time and healthcare costs using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 1999 to 2014 for beneficiaries with a confirmed first date of initial diagnosis of diabetes (n=15 121 131)...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446730/salvaging-the-ischemic-heart-gi-coupled-receptors-in-mast-cells-activate-a-pkc%C3%AF-aldh2-pathway-providing-anti-ras-cardioprotection
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Alice Marino, Roberto Levi
BACKGROUND: Excessive norepinephrine (NE) release in the ischemic heart elicits severe and often lethal arrhythmias. Resident cardiac mast cells synthesize and store active renin, which is released upon degranulation, causing the activation of a local cardiac renin-angiotensin system (RAS) responsible for NE release and consequent arrhythmias. Toxic aldehydes, known to be formed by lipid peroxidation in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), have been shown to degranulate mast cells and activate a local RAS...
February 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444969/atrial-fibrillation-detected-after-stroke-is-related-to-a-low-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-recurrence
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Luciano A Sposato, Joshua O Cerasuolo, Lauren E Cipriano, Jiming Fang, Sebastian Fridman, Maryse Paquet, Gustavo Saposnik
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of 1-year ischemic stroke recurrence between atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosed after stroke (AFDAS) and sinus rhythm (SR) and investigate whether underlying heart disease is as frequent in AFDAS as it is in AF known before stroke (KAF). METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we included all ischemic stroke patients admitted to institutions participating in the Ontario Stroke Registry from July 1, 2003, to March 31, 2013. Based on heart rhythm assessed during admission, we classified patients as AFDAS, KAF, or SR...
February 14, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437648/cardiovascular-outcomes-associated-with-canagliflozin-versus-other-non-gliflozin-antidiabetic-drugs-population-based-cohort-study
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Elisabetta Patorno, Allison B Goldfine, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Brendan M Everett, Robert J Glynn, Jun Liu, Seoyoung C Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cardiovascular safety of canagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, in direct comparisons with DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i), GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA), or sulfonylureas, as used in routine practice. DESIGN: Population based retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Nationwide sample of patients with type 2 diabetes from a large de-identified US commercial healthcare database (Optum Clinformatics Datamart)...
February 6, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436002/peripheral-artery-disease-and-continuous-flow-left-ventricle-assist-device-an-engaging-complement-analysis-may-help-to-guide-treatment
#13
Calogero Falletta, Salvatore Pasta, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Francesca Crinò, Sergio Sciacca, Francesco Clemenza
Use of continuous flow left ventricle assist device (CF-LVAD) in advanced heart failure (HF) patients results in clinically relevant improvements in survival, functional capacity, and quality of life. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can occur in patients with CF-LVAD due to the high rate of concomitance between risk factors for atherosclerosis and HF. Diagnosis of PAD can be difficult in the specific setting of a patient supported by this kind of device because of the marked alteration in waveform morphology and velocity created by the artificial physiology of an LVAD...
February 13, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432453/clinical-findings-and-prognosis-of-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-analysis-of-the-influence-of-chagas-etiology-and-ventricular-function
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Caíque Bueno Terhoch, Henry Fukuda Moreira, Silvia Moreira Ayub-Ferreira, Germano Emilio Conceição-Souza, Vera Maria Cury Salemi, Paulo Roberto Chizzola, Mucio Tavares Oliveira, Silvia Helena Gelas Lage, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Victor Sarli Issa
AIMS: Explore the association between clinical findings and prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and analyze the influence of etiology on clinical presentation and prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective cohort of 500 patients admitted with ADHF from Aug/2013-Feb/2016; patients were predominantly male (61.8%), median age was 58 (IQ25-75% 47-66 years); etiology was dilated cardiomyopathy in 141 (28.2%), ischemic heart disease in 137 (27...
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431371/palpitations-evaluation-in-the-primary-care-setting
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Randell K Wexler, Adam Pleister, Subha V Raman
Palpitations are a common problem in the ambulatory primary care setting, and cardiac causes are the most concerning etiology. Psychiatric illness, adverse effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and substance use should also be considered. Distinguishing cardiac from noncardiac causes is important because of the risk of sudden death in those with an underlying cardiac etiology. A thorough history and physical examination, followed by targeted diagnostic testing, can distinguish cardiac conditions from other causes of palpitations...
December 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421933/predictors-for-choledocholitiasis-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-ultrasound
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Julie Vaynshtein, Gilbert Sabbag, Ilya Pinsk, Ilan Rahmani, Avraham Reshef
AIM: Biliary lithiasis is common in most western countries. Symptomatic patients will also have choledocholithiasis in 10% of the cases. For patients with intermediate probability of CBD stones, the recommended imaging studies are endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) or MRCP. This study aims to identify early factors that can be used as predictors for the presence of CBD stones, and by that to find which patient should undergo ERCP without an early EUS. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including all patients who underwent EUS for suspected choledocholithiasis at the Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC) in the years 2009-2014...
February 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417316/body-mass-index-abdominal-fatness-and-the-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#17
Dagfinn Aune, Sabrina Schlesinger, Teresa Norat, Elio Riboli
Although overweight and obesity are established risk factors for some types of heart disease including ischemic heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation, less is known about the association between adiposity and sudden cardiac death. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies to clarify the association between adiposity and risk of sudden cardiac death. PubMed and Embase databases were searched up to July 20th 2017. Summary relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using random effects models...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415653/xanthine-oxidase-inhibitors-for-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Markus Bredemeier, Lediane Moreira Lopes, Matheus Augusto Eisenreich, Sheila Hickmann, Guilherme Kopik Bongiorno, Rui d'Avila, André Luis Bittencourt Morsch, Fernando da Silva Stein, Guilherme Gomes Dias Campos
BACKGROUND: Xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOI), classified as purine-like (allopurinol and oxypurinol) and non-purine (febuxostat and topiroxostat) XOI, present antioxidant properties by reducing the production of reactive oxygen species derived from purine metabolism. Oxidative stress is an important factor related to endothelial dysfunction and ischemia-reperfusion injury, and may be implicated in the pathogenesis of heart failure, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease. However, there is contradictory evidence regarding the possible cardiovascular (CV) protective effect exerted by XOI...
February 7, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413372/low-dose-aspirin-in-heart-failure-not-complicated-by-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-propensity-matched-study
#19
Christian Madelaire, Gunnar Gislason, Søren L Kristensen, Emil L Fosbøl, Jenny Bjerre, Maria D'Souza, Finn Gustafsson, Lars Kober, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Morten Schou
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess safety and effectiveness of low-dose aspirin in heart failure (HF) not complicated by atrial fibrillation. BACKGROUND: Despite lack of evidence, low-dose aspirin is widely used in patients with HF and sinus rhythm with and without prior ischemic heart disease. METHODS: The study included 12,277 patients with new-onset HF during 2007 to 2012 who had no history of atrial fibrillation. Of 5,450 patients using low-dose aspirin at baseline, 3,840 were propensity matched to non-aspirin users in a 1:1 ratio...
February 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407693/the-value-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-diagnosis-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Dianyu Yang, Wenqiang Quan, Junlu Wu, Xiaoyi Ji, Yan Dai, Weidong Xiao, Helen Chew, Zujun Sun, Dong Li
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a parameter of standard full blood count tests that reflects the size variability of erythrocytes In recent studies, RDW levels have been associated with ischemic heart disease, acute and chronic heart failure, hypertension, and inflammatory bowel disease. However, it is unclear whether RDW is associated with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Eighty-five patients were diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Fifty-four other patients each diagnosed with colon polyps during the same period served as the control group...
February 1, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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