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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054041/cardiovascular-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-fontan-repair
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S J Bonner, O Asghar, A Roberts, S Vause, B Clarke, B Keavney
OBJECTIVES: To determine cardiovascular, obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies in women who have a Fontan circulation. METHODS: A retrospective case note review of all women with a Fontan circulation who attended the joint obstetric cardiac antenatal clinic at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester (UK) between 2004 and 2016 was performed. RESULTS: In total, there were 19 pregnancies in 9 women with a history of Fontan repair. 23 women with univentricular physiology attended in this time period...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053913/morphological-changes-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-prevalence-and-characteristics-a-clinic-and-ultrasonographic-study-in-a-series-of-19-804-patients-over-25-years-old
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Hugo F G Martins, Alexandra Mayer, Paulo Batista, Fátima Soares, Vanessa Almeida, Ana Júlia Pedro, Victor Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes of the internal carotid arteries (McICA) are frequently found during cervical ultrasound studies. However, McICA's etiology remains controversial. During this study, the prevalence and demographic characteristics of McICA such as kinking, coiling or looping, identified by Doppler ultrasound, were analysed and its relationship with vascular risk factors and stroke was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed by analysing 19,804 patients between Jan 2000 and Jun 2012 who were submitted to cervical ultrasonographic study...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053178/utility-of-genetics-for-risk-stratification-in-pediatric-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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J Mathew, L Zahavich, M Lafreniere-Roula, J Wilson, K George, L Benson, S Bowdin, S Mital
Children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) experience sudden cardiac death (SCD) and other life-threatening events. We assessed if affected gene and variant burden predict outcomes. Patients <18 years old with primary HCM with a pathogenic variant or variant of uncertain significance in cardiomyopathy genes were included. Association of gene and variant number and type with freedom from major adverse cardiac events (MACE) i.e. ICD insertion, myectomy, aborted SCD, transplantation or death, was assessed by Cox regression...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052563/predictive-score-model-for-delayed-graft-function-based-on-easily-available-variables-before-kidney-donation-after-cardiac-death
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Chen-Guang Ding, Qian-Hui Tai, Feng Han, Yang Li, Xiao-Hui Tian, Pu-Xun Tian, Xiao-Ming Ding, Xiao-Ming Pan, Jin Zheng, He-Li Xiang, Wu-Jun Xue
BACKGROUND: How to evaluate the quality of donation after cardiac death (DCD) kidneys has become a critical problem in kidney transplantation in China. Hence, the aim of this study was to develop a simple donor risk score model to evaluate the quality of DCD kidneys before DCD. METHODS: A total of 543 qualified kidneys were randomized in a 2:1 manner to create the development and validation cohorts. The donor variables in the development cohort were considered as candidate univariate predictors of delayed graft function (DGF)...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052236/heart-failure-severity-inappropriate-icd-therapy-and-novel-icd-programming-a-madit-rit-sub-study
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Usama A Daimee, Katherine Vermilye, Spencer Rosero, Claudio D Schuger, James P Daubert, Wojciech Zareba, Scott McNitt, Bronislava Polonsky, Arthur J Moss, Valentina Kutyifa
BACKGROUND: The effects of heart failure (HF) severity on risk of inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy have not been thoroughly investigated. We aimed to study the association between HF severity and inappropriate ICD therapy in MADIT-RIT. METHODS: MADIT-RIT randomized 1500 patients to three ICD programming arms: conventional (Arm A), high-rate cut-off (Arm B: ≥200 bpm), and delayed therapy (Arm C: 60-second delay for ≥170 bpm)...
October 20, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051079/reduced-myocardial-flow-reserve-is-associated-with-diastolic-dysfunction-and-decreased-left-atrial-strain-in-patients-with-normal-ejection-fraction-and-epicardial-perfusion
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Matthew C Konerman, Joshua C Greenberg, Theodore J Kolias, James R Corbett, Ravi V Shah, Venkatesh L Murthy, Scott L Hummel
INTRODUCTION: Coronary microvascular dysfunction (MVD) may contribute to the pathogenesis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Speckle-tracking echocardiography is a feasible and reproducible method for identifying abnormalities in left ventricular (LV) and left atrial (LA) function among HFpEF patients. By assessing myocardial flow reserve (MFR), positron emission tomography (PET) imaging enables quantitative assessment of coronary MVD. We hypothesized that, in patients with risk factors for HFpEF and normal epicardial perfusion on cardiac PET, abnormal MFR is associated with LV diastolic dysfunction (DD) and reduced LV and LA strain...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051037/serum-microrna-signature-predicts-response-to-high-dose-radiation-therapy-in-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yilun Sun, Peter G Hawkins, Nan Bi, Robert T Dess, Muneesh Tewari, Jason W D Hearn, James A Hayman, Gregory P Kalemkerian, Theodore S Lawrence, Randall K Ten Haken, Martha M Matuszak, Feng-Ming Kong, Shruti Jolly, Matthew J Schipper
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of circulating serum microRNAs (c-miRNAs) to predict response to high-dose radiation therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data from 80 patients treated from 2004 to 2013 with definitive standard- or high-dose radiation therapy for stages II-III NSCLC as part of 4 prospective institutional clinical trials were evaluated. Pretreatment serum levels of 62 miRNAs were measured by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction array...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050957/heart-dosimetric-analysis-of-three-types-of-cardiac-toxicity-in-patients-treated-on-dose-escalation-trials-for-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kyle Wang, Kevin A Pearlstein, Nicholas D Patchett, Allison M Deal, Panayiotis Mavroidis, Brian C Jensen, Matthew B Lipner, Timothy M Zagar, Yue Wang, Carrie B Lee, Michael J Eblan, Julian G Rosenman, Mark A Socinski, Thomas E Stinchcombe, Lawrence B Marks
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess associations between radiation dose/volume parameters for cardiac subvolumes and different types of cardiac events in patients treated on radiation dose-escalation trials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer received dose-escalated radiation (median 74 Gy) using 3D-conformal radiotherapy on six prospective trials from 1996 to 2009. Volumes analyzed included whole heart, left ventricle (LV), right atrium (RA), and left atrium (LA)...
October 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050752/maternal-substance-use-disorders-and-infant-outcomes-in-the-first-year-of-life-among-massachusetts-singletons-2003-2010
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Sunah S Hwang, Hafsatou Diop, Chia-Ling Liu, Qi Yu, Hermik Babakhanlou-Chase, Xiaohui Cui, Milton Kotelchuck
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of maternal substance use disorders (SUDs) during pregnancy with adverse neonatal outcomes and infant hospital re-admissions, observational stays, and emergency department utilization in the first year of life. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed 2 linked statewide datasets from 2002 to 2010: the Massachusetts Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal data system and the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Management Information System...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049563/red-cell-distribution-width-is-a-prognostic-marker-of-perioperative-stroke-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-valve-surgery
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Piotr Duchnowski, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Mariusz Kusmierczyk, Piotr Szymanski
OBJECTIVES: Numerous studies have shown that elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with poor outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease or stroke. The usefulness of the RDW as a predictor of perioperative stroke in patients with valve disease undergoing valve surgery is currently unknown. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of RDW for stroke in the early postoperative period in patients undergoing valve replacement or repair surgery...
July 7, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049539/mid-and-long-term-outcome-comparisons-of-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-versus-everolimus-eluting-metallic-stents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xin-Lin Zhang, Qing-Qing Zhu, Li-Na Kang, Xue-Ling Li, Biao Xu
Background: Percutaneous coronary interventions to implant bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) were designed to reduce the late thrombotic events that occur with metallic stents. Purpose: To estimate the incidence of scaffold thrombosis after BVS implantation and compare everolimus-eluting BVSs with everolimus-eluting metallic stents (EESs) in terms of safety and efficacy at mid- and long-term follow-up in adults who had a percutaneous coronary intervention...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049425/comparison-of-internal-medicine-and-general-surgery-residents-assessments-of-risk-of-postsurgical-complications-in-surgically-complex-patients
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James M Healy, Kimberly A Davis, Kevin Y Pei
Importance: Anticipating postsurgical complications is a vital physician skill, particularly when counseling surgically complex patients on their risks of intervention. Although internists and surgeons both counsel patients on surgical risks, it is uncertain who is better equipped to accurately anticipate surgical complications. Objective: To examine how internal medicine and general surgery trainees compare in their assessment of risk of surgically complex patients...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046809/hospital-resuscitation-teams-a-review-of-the-risks-to-the-healthcare-worker
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REVIEW
Stephen M Vindigni, Juan N Lessing, David J Carlbom
BACKGROUND: "Code blue" events and related resuscitation efforts involve multidisciplinary bedside teams that implement specialized interventions aimed at patient revival. Activities include performing effective chest compressions, assessing and restoring a perfusing cardiac rhythm, stabilizing the airway, and treating the underlying cause of the arrest. While the existing critical care literature has appropriately focused on the patient, there has been a dearth of information discussing the various stresses to the healthcare team...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046320/mortality-and-cerebrovascular-events-following-heart-rhythm-disorder-management-procedures
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Justin Z Lee, Jayna Ling, Nancy N Diehl, David O Hodge, Deepak Padmanabhan, Ammar M Killu, Malini Madhavan, Peter A Noseworthy, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod, Yong-Mei Cha, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Komandoor Srivathsan, Fred M Kusumoto, Win-Kuang Shen, Paul A Friedman, Thomas M Munger, Samuel J Asirvatham, Douglas L Packer, Siva K Mulpuru
Background -Recognition of rates and causes of hard, patient-centered outcomes of death and cerebrovascular event (CVE) after heart rhythm disorder management (HRDM) procedures is an essential step for development of quality improvement programs in electrophysiology laboratories. Our primary aim was to assess and characterize death and CVE (stroke or transient ischemic attack) after HRDM procedures over a 17-year period. Methods -We performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing HRDM procedures between January 2000 and November 2016 at the Mayo Clinic...
October 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045806/safety-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-legacy-pacemakers-and-defibrillators-and-abandoned-leads
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Deepak Padmanabhan, Danesh K Kella, Ramila Mehta, Suraj Kapa, Deshmukh Abhishek, Siva Mulpuru, Allan S Jaffe, Joel P Felmlee, Mary L Jondal, Connie M Dalzell, Samuel J Asirvatham, Yong-Mei Cha, Robert E Watson, Paul A Friedman
BACKGROUND: During magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), abandoned leads may act as antennae that result in tissue heating and arrhythmia induction. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety of MRI in patients with abandoned leads, with the addition of cardiac troponin T (CTnT) assessment to screen for myocardial damage. METHODS: We reviewed our prospectively collected database of patients with CIEDs undergoing MRI between 2008-2017 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and selected patients who had abandoned leads...
October 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045596/the-relationship-between-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measurement-of-extracellular-volume-fraction-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Kate Hanneman, Andrew M Crean, Bernd J Wintersperger, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Elsie T Nguyen, Camilla Kayedpour, Rachel M Wald
Aims: Our aims were to explore cardiac magnetic resonance quantification of myocardial extracellular volume (ECV) in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) when compared with healthy controls and to investigate the association between ECV and major adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Methods and results: We prospectively recruited adults with rTOF (n = 44, 59% male, 32.9 ± 13.6 years) and evaluated right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) ECV by pre/post-gadolinium T1 measurements (modified Look-Locker inversion recovery technique) on a 1...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044291/preprocedural-leucocyte-count-predicts-risk-in-patients-with-coronary-chronic-total-occlusion
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Catherine Gebhard, Aurel Toma, Zhao Min, Barbara E Stähli, Kambis Mashayekhi, Michael Gick, Miroslaw Ferenc, Heinz Joachim Büttner, Franz-Josef Neumann
Background As technologies of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) have improved, great uncertainty exists regarding patient selection and long-term benefit of CTO-PCI. Given that white blood cell (WBC) count has been associated with cardiovascular risk, we hypothesized that the latter might provide incremental prognostic value in patients undergoing CTO-PCI. Methods and Results Our study population consisted of 1,262 consecutive patients (76.3% males, mean age of 67...
October 10, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042467/variability-in-heart-to-mediastinum-ratio-from-planar-123-i-mibg-images-of-a-thorax-phantom-for-6-common-gamma-camera-models
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Rikard Owenius, Michelle Zanette, Patrick Cella
A heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio ≥1.6 on planar Iobenguane (123)I ((123)I-mIBG; AdreView) images identifies heart failure patients at low risk of experiencing an adverse cardiac event. This phase 4 study used standardized phantoms to assess the inter-camera, intra-camera, and inter-head variability in H/M ratio determinations from planar cardiac (123)I-mIBG imaging using commercially-available, dual-head gamma cameras. Methods: A fillable thorax phantom was developed to simulate the typical uptake of (123)I-mIBG...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042197/functional-innervation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-by-co-culture-with-sympathetic-neurons-developed-using-a-microtunnel-technique
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Koji Sakai, Kenta Shimba, Kazuma Ishizuka, Zhuonan Yang, Kosuke Oiwa, Akimasa Takeuchi, Kiyoshi Kotani, Yasuhiko Jimbo
Microelectrode array (MEA) based-drug screening with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSCM) is a potent pre-clinical assay for efficiently assessing proarrhythmic risks in new candidates. Furthermore, predicting sympathetic modulation of the proarrhythmic side-effects is an important issue. Although we have previously developed a MEA-based co-culture system of rat primary cardiomyocyte and sympathetic neurons (rSNs), it is unclear if this co-culture approach is applicable to develop and investigate sympathetic innervation of hiPSCMs...
October 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042007/direct-comparison-of-the-edwards-intuity-elite-and-sorin-perceval-s-rapid-deployment-aortic-valves
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Oliver J Liakopoulos, Stephen Gerfer, Simone Weider, Parwis Rahmanian, Mohamed Zeriouh, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Jens Wippermann, Thorsten Wahlers
BACKGROUND: Rapid deployment aortic valve replacement (RDAVR) has emerged as an attractive alternative to conventional aortic valve replacement. This single-center study directly compared two commercially available rapid deployment valves with regard to clinical outcomes, valve-related complications, and hemodynamic performance. METHODS: A total of consecutive 156 patients underwent RDAVR with the Intuity Elite (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA [Intuity group, n = 117] or the Perceval S (Sorin Group Italia Srl, Saluggia, Italy [Perceval group, n = 39]) between September 2012 and March 2016 at our institution...
October 14, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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