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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214287/association-of-warfarin-with-congestive-heart-failure-and-peripheral-artery-occlusive-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Kuo-Hua Lee, Szu-Yuan Li, Jin-Sin Liu, Chi-Ting Huang, Ying-Ying Chen, Yao-Ping Lin, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Der-Cherng Tarng
BACKGROUND: The effect of warfarin on the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease is unknown among chronic hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (HD-AF). METHODS: Population-based propensity score and prescription time-distribution matched cohort study including 6719 HD-AF patients with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥ 2 were divided into warfarin users and nonusers and followed-up for CV events and death. RESULTS: Warfarin treatment in HD-AF patients with AF preceding HD was associated with higher risks of developing congestive heart failure [hazard ratio (HR)=1...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213903/specifics-of-fetuin-a-levels-in-distinct-types-of-chronic-heart-failure
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Michael Lichtenauer, Bernhard Wernly, Vera Paar, Ilonka Rohm, Christian Jung, Atilla Yilmaz, Uta C Hoppe, Paul Christian Schulze, Daniel Kretzschmar, Rudin Pistulli
INTRODUCTION: Fetuin-A has been described to correlate inversely with vascular calcification both in animal models but also in patients with heart and renal disease. In this current study, we sought to investigate whether fetuin-A might be a useful marker for the discrimination of ischemic (ICM) from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: A total of 124 non-consecutive patients were included in this study, 59 patients suffered from ICM and 65 patients from DCM. Serum samples were obtained during out-patient visits and analyzed for fetuin-A by ELISA...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194569/the-role-of-inflammation-in-cardiovascular-outcome
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Montecucco, Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchiè, Franco Dallegri, Federico Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to update the pathophysiological role of innate immune response in the cardiovascular (CV) disease outcomes, particularly focusing on coronary atherosclerosis and heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: Inflammatory processes comprised with the innate immunity reaction are believed to actively trigger CV disease development and final clinical events. For instance, by releasing proteases and neutrophil extracellular traps, neutrophil recruitment and activation might strongly influence atherosclerotic plaque stability...
March 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193800/cardiovascular-and-ventilatory-consequences-of-laparoscopic-surgery
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Tamara M Atkinson, George D Giraud, Brandon M Togioka, Daniel B Jones, Joaquin E Cigarroa
Although laparoscopic surgery accounts for >2 million surgical procedures every year, the current preoperative risk scores and guidelines do not adequately assess the risks of laparoscopy. In general, laparoscopic procedures have a lower risk of morbidity and mortality compared with operations requiring a midline laparotomy. During laparoscopic surgery, carbon dioxide insufflation may produce significant hemodynamic and ventilatory consequences such as increased intraabdominal pressure and hypercarbia. Hemodynamic insults secondary to increased intraabdominal pressure include increased afterload and preload and decreased cardiac output, whereas ventilatory consequences include increased airway pressures, hypercarbia, and decreased pulmonary compliance...
February 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191635/the-role-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-cardiac-biology-classic-concepts-and-emerging-roles
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Charalambos Antoniades
Classic concepts about the role of epicardial adipose tissue (EpAT) in heart physiology include its role in cardiac metabolism, the mechanical protection of coronaries, the innervation and possibly cryoprotection of the heart too. Nevertheless, recent evidence has revealed that epicardial adipose tissue regulates multiple aspects of cardiac biology including myocardial redox state, intracellular Ca(2+) cycling, the electrophysiological (EP) and contractile properties of cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibrosis as well as coronary atherosclerosis progression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188252/long-term-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-who-have-survived-sepsis-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chia-Jen Shih, Pei-Wen Chao, Shuo-Ming Ou, Yung-Tai Chen
BACKGROUND: Long-term cardiovascular outcomes after sepsis in patients with chronic kidney disease are not well known. We aimed to examine the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease discharged after hospitalization for sepsis in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using complete claims data for patients with chronic kidney disease from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified patients with sepsis who survived hospitalization between 2000 and 2010...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183396/denheart-differences-in-physical-and-mental-health-across-cardiac-diagnoses-at-hospital-discharge
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Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Lars Thrysoee, Astrid Lauberg, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Ola Ekholm, Knud Juel, Jette Rolf Svanholm
OBJECTIVE: To describe: (i) differences in patient reported physical and mental health outcomes at hospital discharge between a) cardiac diagnostic groups and b) cardiac patients and a national representative reference population and to describe (ii) in-hospital predicting factors for patient reported outcomes. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey combined with national register data. From April 2013 to April 2014 all patients (n=34,564) discharged or transferred from one of five Danish Heart Centres were invited to participate...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179398/medical-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-and-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-minoca-disease
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Bertil Lindahl, Tomasz Baron, David Erlinge, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Anna M Nordenskjöld, Anton Gard, Tomas Jernberg
Background -Myocardial infarction (MI) with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) occurs in 5-10% of all patients with MI. Clinical trials of secondary prevention treatment in MINOCA patients are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the associations between treatment with statins, renin-angiotensin system blockers, beta-blockers, dual antiplatelet therapy and long-term cardiovascular events. Methods -Observational study of MINOCA patients recorded in the SWEDEHEART registry between July 2003 and June 2013 and followed until December 2013 for outcome events in the Swedish Cause of Death Register and National Patient Register...
February 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174193/age-specific-trends-in-incidence-mortality-and-comorbidities-of-heart-failure-in-denmark-1995-2012
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Mia N Christiansen, Lars Køber, Peter Weeke, Ramachandran S Vasan, Jørgen L Jeppesen, J Gustav Smith, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Charlotte Andersson
BACKGROUND: -The cumulative burden and importance of cardiovascular risk factors have changed over the last decades. Specifically, obesity rates have increased among younger people, whereas cardiovascular health has improved in the elderly. Little is known regarding how these changes have impacted the incidence and the mortality rates of heart failure. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the age-specific trends in the incidence and 1-year mortality rates following a first time diagnosis of heart failure in Denmark between 1995 and 2012...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170314/heart-disease-mortality-in-the-life-span-study-1950-2008
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Ikuno Takahashi, Yukiko Shimizu, Eric J Grant, John Cologne, Kotaro Ozasa, Kazunori Kodama
Based on the findings from the Radiation Effects Research Foundation's studies of the cohort of Japanese atomic bomb survivors, it has been reported that total-body irradiation at 0.5-1.0 Gy could be responsible for increased rates of mortality from broad-based categories of cardiovascular disease (CVD), i.e., stroke and heart disease. However, CVD consists of various subtypes that have potentially different radiation dose responses, as well as subtype-specific risks that have not been fully evaluated. Potential problems with changes in the coding rules for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the underlying causes and trends in CVD mortality in Japan also need to be considered...
February 7, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166312/association-between-subclinical-cardiac-biomarkers-and-clinically-manifest-cardiac-diseases-with-cortical-cerebral-microinfarcts
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Saima Hilal, Yuek Ling Chai, Susanne van Veluw, Muhammad Amin Shaik, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Arthur Mark Richards, Geert Jan Biessels, Christopher Chen
Importance: Subclinical and clinical cardiac diseases have been previously linked to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) manifestations of cerebrovascular disease, such as lacunes and white matter hyperintensities, as well as dementia. Cortical cerebral microinfarcts (CMIs), a novel MRI marker of cerebral vascular disease, have not been studied, to date, in relation to subclinical and clinical cardiac diseases. Objective: To examine the association of blood biomarkers of subclinical cardiac disease and clinically manifest cardiac diseases with CMIs graded on 3-T MRI in a memory clinic population...
February 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161238/can-vaccinations-improve-heart-failure%C3%A2-outcomes-contemporary-data-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ankeet S Bhatt, Adam D DeVore, Adrian F Hernandez, Robert J Mentz
Heart failure (HF) is a chronic syndrome characterized by acute exacerbations. There is significant overlap between respiratory infections and exacerbation of underlying HF. Vaccination against respiratory infections in patients with HF could serve as a potential cost-effective intervention to improve patients' quality of life and clinical outcomes. The benefits of influenza vaccination in secondary prevention of ischemic heart disease have been previously studied. However, the evidence for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination specifically in the HF population is less well established...
January 28, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155611/galectins-a-potential-target-for-cardiovascular-therapy
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Ghulam Md Ashraf, Asma Perveen, Syed Kashif Zaidi, Ausaf Ahmad, Shazi Shakil, Chelapram Kandy Firoz, Nasimudeen R Jabir, Iftekhar Hassan, Taqi Ahmad Khan, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Shams Tabrez
Cells constantly adapt to external humoral cues like cytokines and hormones, but practically most cellular behavior is under locally guided control via cell-cell interactions. Galectins (Gals) are one of the most prominent members of the group of molecules involved in this intercellular signaling. They are the family of β-galactoside specific lectins and consist of 15 different types, each with a specific function. They play crucial role in the immune system, inflammation, wound healing and carcinogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154584/temporal-trends-of-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-in-korea
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REVIEW
Jong-Chan Youn, Seongwoo Han, Kyu-Hyung Ryu
Heart failure (HF) is an important cardiovascular disease because of its increasing prevalence, significant morbidity, high mortality and rapidly expanding health care costs. The number of HF patients is increasing worldwide and Korea is no exception. Temporal trends of four representative Korean hospitalized HF registries-the Hallym HF study, the Korean Multicenter HF study, the Korean Heart Failure (KorHF) registry and the Korean Acute Heart Failure (KorAHF) registry showed mild survival improvement reflecting overall HF patient care development in Korea despite the increased severity of enrolled patients with higher incidence of multiple comorbidities...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154101/cardioembolic-stroke
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Hooman Kamel, Jeff S Healey
Cardiac embolism accounts for an increasing proportion of ischemic strokes and might multiply several-fold during the next decades. However, research points to several potential strategies to stem this expected rise in cardioembolic stroke. First, although one-third of strokes are of unclear cause, it is increasingly accepted that many of these cryptogenic strokes arise from a distant embolism rather than in situ cerebrovascular disease, leading to the recent formulation of embolic stroke of undetermined source as a distinct target for investigation...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151869/effect-of-statin-use-on-clinical-outcomes-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Yi-Ling Wu, Jeffrey L Saver, Pei-Chun Chen, Jiann-Der Lee, Hui-Hsuan Wang, Neal M Rao, Meng Lee, Bruce Ovbiagele
It remains unclear whether statin therapy should be applied to ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation. The objective of this study was to clarify whether statin therapy can influence the prognosis in recent ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation.We identified ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation between 2001 and 2011 from Taiwan National Health Insurance Database. Patients not treated with statins during the first 90 days after the index stroke were matched to patients treated with statins in the first 90 days in a 2:1 ratio on the basis of age, sex, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, estimated National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, use of anticoagulant, and year of their entry into the cohort...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150287/complete-percutaneous-revascularization-feasibility-in-ischemic-heart-failure-is-related-to-improve-outcomes-insights-from-the-commit-hf-registry
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Łukasz Pyka, Michał Hawranek, Mateusz Tajstra, Jarosław Gorol, Andrzej Lekston, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Heart failure (HF) is the major cause of death in cardiovascular disease. In a post-STICH landscape, we lack data on the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in systolic HF patients. Complete revascularization remains a key unanswered question in ischemic HF. METHODS: The COMMIT-HF is an ongoing systolic HF registry (inclusion criteria: HF with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%, exclusion: acute coronary syndrome). A total of 1798 patients were enrolled...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150111/spect-and-pet-in-ischemic-heart-failure
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George Angelidis, Gregory Giamouzis, Georgios Karagiannis, Javed Butler, Ioannis Tsougos, Varvara Valotassiou, George Giannakoulas, Nikolaos Dimakopoulos, Andrew Xanthopoulos, John Skoularigis, Filippos Triposkiadis, Panagiotis Georgoulias
Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure, at least in the industrialized countries. Proper diagnosis of the syndrome and management of patients with heart failure require anatomical and functional information obtained through various imaging modalities. Nuclear cardiology techniques play a main role in the evaluation of heart failure. Myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with thallium-201 or technetium-99 m labelled tracers offer valuable data regarding ventricular function, myocardial perfusion, viability, and intraventricular synchronism...
February 2, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149843/gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Gjin Ndrepepa, Adnan Kastrati
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is an enzyme located on the external surface of cellular membranes. GGT contributes in maintaining the physiological concentrations of cytoplasmic glutathione and cellular defense against oxidative stress via cleavage of extracellular glutathione and increased availability of amino acids for its intracellular synthesis. Increased GGT activity is a marker of antioxidant inadequacy and increased oxidative stress. Ample evidence suggests that elevated GGT activity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, arterial hypertension, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and all-cause and CVD-related mortality...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132957/risk-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-older-women-after-contemporary-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Hirofumi Saiki, Ivy A Petersen, Christopher G Scott, Kent R Bailey, Shannon M Dunlay, Randi R Finley, Kathryn J Ruddy, Elizabeth Yan, Margaret M Redfield
BACKGROUND: -Cardiomyocytes are resistant to radiation. However, cardiac radiation exposure causes coronary microvascular endothelial inflammation, a perturbation implicated in the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF) and particularly, HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Radiotherapy for breast cancer results in variable cardiac radiation exposure and may increase the risk of HF. METHODS: -We conducted a population-based case-control study of incident HF in 170 female residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota (59 cases and 111 controls) who underwent contemporary (1998-2013) radiotherapy for breast cancer utilizing computed tomography-assisted radiotherapy planning...
January 29, 2017: Circulation
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