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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889780/prevalence-of-hearing-loss-and-associated-factors-in-subjects-with-normal-otoscopy-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Hong Ju Park, Myung Hoon Yoo, Sook-Young Woo, Seon Woo Kim, Yang-Sun Cho
OBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence of hearing loss (HL) and associated factors in a nationwide study. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. STUDY SAMPLE: We investigated the prevalence of HL in 10,845 participants ≥12 years of age and analysed the associated factors with HL from 7434 participants ≥40 years of age. RESULTS: The prevalence of worse ear HL was 21.9% (1.2% in youngest and 81.9% in oldest) and that of better ear was 12...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882229/care-patterns-and-outcomes-in-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-orbit-af-registry
#2
Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Peter Shrader, Laine Thomas, Bernard J Gersh, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Daniel E Singer, Elaine M Hylek, Alan S Go, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini, Gregg C Fonarow
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a well-established risk factor for thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but less is known about how diabetes influences outcomes among AF patients. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed whether symptoms, health status, care, and outcomes differ between AF patients with and without diabetes. METHODS: The cohort study included 9,749 patients from the ORBIT-AF (Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation) registry, a prospective, nationwide, outpatient registry of patients with incident and prevalent AF...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859782/cardiovascular-risk-following-fertility%C3%A2-therapy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Natalie Dayan, Kristian B Filion, Marisa Okano, Caitlin Kilmartin, Shauna Reinblatt, Tara Landry, Olga Basso, Jacob A Udell
BACKGROUND: The longer term cardiovascular effects of fertility therapy are unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to summarize data linking fertility therapy with subsequent cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: We systematically searched published reports for studies addressing the question "does fertility therapy increase the risk of longer term cardiovascular outcomes?" We included: 1) human studies; 2) case control, cohort, or randomized designs with 3) exposure to fertility therapy and 4) cardiovascular outcomes clearly reported; 5) presence of comparison group; 6) minimum 1-year follow-up; and 7) adjustment for age...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852203/presence-of-obesity-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#4
A Jahangir, M Mirza, M Shahreyar, T Mengesha, R Shearer, S Sultan, A Jahangir, I Choudhuri, V Nangia, A Dhala, A Bhatia, I Niazi, J Sra, A J Tajik
BACKGROUND: Higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with greater prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, yet an inverse relationship between obesity and survival after cardiovascular events has been described. It is unclear whether a similar relationship exists for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) at high risk for mortality. We aimed to assess the impact of BMI on mortality and cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with ICD. METHODS: Patients who underwent ICD implantation in 2010-2011 were divided into normal (<25 kg/m(2)), overweight (25-29...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851729/assessment-of-remote-heart-rhythm-sampling-using-the-alivecor-heart-monitor-to-screen-for-atrial-fibrillation-the-rehearse-af-study
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Julian P J Halcox, Kathie Wareham, Antonia Cardew, Mark Gilmore, James P Barry, Ceri Phillips, Michael B Gravenor
Background -Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly common in the aging population and implicated in many ischemic strokes. Earlier identification of AF with appropriate anticoagulation may decrease stroke morbidity and mortality. Methods -We conducted a randomized controlled trial of AF screening using an AliveCor Kardia monitor attached to a WiFi-enabled iPod to obtain ECGs (iECGs) in ambulatory patients. Patients ≥65 years of age with a CHADS-VASc score ≥2 free from AF were randomized to the iECG arm or routine care (RC)...
August 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844514/comparison-of-the-cha2ds2-vasc-chads2-has-bled-orbit-and-atria-risk-scores-in-predicting-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-associated-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Xiaoxi Yao, Bernard J Gersh, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, David M Kent, Nilay D Shah, Neena S Abraham, Peter A Noseworthy
The increasing adoption of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitates a reassessment of bleeding risk scores. Because known risk factors for bleeding are largely the same as for stroke, we hypothesize that stroke risk scores could also be used to identify patients with high bleeding risks. We aimed to compare the performance of 2 stroke risk scores (Congestive Heart failure, hypertension, Age ≥75 [doubled], Diabetes, Stroke [doubled], Vascular disease, Age 65-74, and Sex [female] [CHA2DS2-VASc] and Cardiac failure, Hypertension, Age, Diabetes, Stroke [Doubled] [CHADS2]) and 3 bleeding risk scores (hypertension, abnormal renal/liver function [1 point each], stroke, bleeding history or predisposition, labile INR, elderly [...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838041/the-role-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-signaling-in-the-cross-talk-between-adipose-tissue-and-the-vascular-wall
#7
Guanghong Jia, Annayya R Aroor, James R Sowers
Vascular dysfunction and impaired endothelial mediated relaxation are powerful underlying abnormalities in the pathogenesis of hypertension, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and other metabolic abnormalities are associated with activation of mineralocorticoid receptor (MRs) in the vasculature and adipose tissue. While MR signaling is involved in the normal physiological differentiation and maturation of adipocyte, enhanced activation of MRs also contributes to increase oxidative stress, release of pro-inflammatory adipokines, and dysregulation of adipocyte autophagy...
July 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818746/patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-coronary-artery-disease-double-trouble
#8
REVIEW
Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta Malyszko
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors - hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among patients with CAD is low and it is estimated from 0.2% to 5%. AF is a well-established factor of poor short- and long-term prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is associated with a marked increase in overall mortality...
August 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817241/association-between-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-heart-failure-risk-in-the-elderly
#9
Catarina Magalhães Porto, Vanessa De Lima Silva, João Soares Brito da Luz, Brivaldo Markman Filho, Vera Magalhães da Silveira
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and risk of heart failure in elderly patients of cardiology outpatient clinics. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cross-sectional study with an analytical approach was employed. Clinical data were collected from the elderly from August 2015 to February 2016. The dependent variable was the risk of heart failure; the independent variable was vitamin D deficiency; and intervening factors were age, gender, education, ethnicity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, renal failure, dementia, stroke, dyslipidaemia, depression, smoking, alcoholism, obesity, andropause, and cardiac arrhythmia...
August 17, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800149/atrial-fibrillation-variability-on-long-term-monitoring-of-implantable-cardiac-rhythm-management-devices
#10
Rachel M Kaplan, Paul D Ziegler, Jodi Koehler, Taya V Glotzer, Rod S Passman
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) burden and duration are predictors of thromboembolic events. The random nature of these measures may affect clinical decision making. The objective of this study was to determine temporal changes in AF burden as detected by continuous monitoring. HYPOTHESIS: AF burden changes over time when detected by continuous monitoring. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of patients enrolled in the TRENDS (A Prospective Study of the Clinical Significance of Atrial Arrhythmias Detected by Implanted Device Diagnostics) study with ≥1 stroke risk factor(s) who were implanted with a dual-chamber cardiac rhythm management device (CRMD) and had AF burden data available for ≥2 years was performed...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765150/heart-failure-increases-the-risk-of-adverse-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-normal-kidney-function
#11
Lekha K George, Santhosh K G Koshy, Miklos Z Molnar, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun L Lu, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is associated with poor cardiac outcomes and mortality. It is not known whether HF leads to poor renal outcomes in patients with normal kidney function. We hypothesized that HF is associated with worse long-term renal outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 3 570 865 US veterans with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL min(-1) 1.73 m(-2) during October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2006, we identified 156 743 with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnosis of HF...
August 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761685/two-year-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-treated-with-the-dual-therapy-stent-in-a-1000-patient-all-comers-registry
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Deborah N Kalkman, Pier Woudstra, Ian B A Menown, Peter den Heijer, Arnoud Wj Van't Hof, Andrejs Erglis, Harry Suryapranata, Karin E Arkenbout, Andrés Iñiguez, Philippe Muller, Jan G Tijssen, Marcel A M Beijk, Robbert J de Winter
OBJECTIVE: The dual-therapy stent combines an abluminal biodegradable drug-eluting coating, with a 'pro-healing' luminal layer. This bioengineered layer attracts circulating endothelial progenitor cells that can differentiate into normal endothelium. Rapid endothelialisation of the stent might allow safe short dual antiplatelet therapy. We aim to assess clinical outcomes in patients treated with this novel device at 2-year follow-up. METHODS: A total of 1000 patients were included in the REMEDEE Registry to evaluate clinical outcomes after treatment with the dual-therapy stent...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761681/smoking-intensity-and-duration-is-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-function-the-echocardiographic-study-of-hispanics-latinos
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J Adam Leigh, Robert C Kaplan, Katrina Swett, Pelbreton Balfour, Mayank M Kansal, Gregory A Talavera, Krista Perreira, Michael J Blaha, Emelia J Benjamin, Rosemarie Robertson, Aruni Bhartnagar, Carlos J Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in smokers and this relationship is complicated by the multiplicity of cardiovascular effects of smoking. However, the relationship between intensity and duration of cigarette smoking and echocardiographic measures of right and left ventricular structure and function has been poorly studied. METHODS: We examined ECHO-SOL (Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos) participants, a subset of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733467/acromegaly-at-diagnosis-in-3173-patients-from-the-li%C3%A3-ge-acromegaly-survey-las-database
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Patrick Petrossians, Adrian F Daly, Emil Natchev, Luigi Maione, Karin Blijdorp, Mona Sahnoun-Fathallah, Renata Auriemma, Alpha M Diallo, Anna-Lena Hulting, Diego Ferone, Vaclav Hana, Silvia Filipponi, Caroline Sievers, Claudia Nogueira, Carmen Fajardo-Montañana, Davide Carvalho, Vaclav Hana, Günter K Stalla, Marie-Lise Jaffrain-Réa, Brigitte Delemer, Annamaria Colao, Thierry Brue, Sebastian J C M M Neggers, Sabina Zacharieva, Philippe Chanson, Albert Beckers
Acromegaly is a rare disorder caused by chronic growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion. While diagnostic and therapeutic methods have advanced, little information exists on trends in acromegaly characteristics over time. The Liège Acromegaly Survey (LAS) Database, a relational database, is designed to assess the profile of acromegaly patients at diagnosis and during long-term follow-up at multiple treatment centers. The following results were obtained at diagnosis. The study population consisted of 3173 acromegaly patients from ten countries; 54...
October 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729407/long-term-stroke-risk-prediction-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-comparison-of-the-abc-stroke-and-cha2ds2-vasc-scores
#15
José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Vanessa Roldán, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Vicente, Gregory Y H Lip, Francisco Marín
BACKGROUND: The ABC-stroke score (age, biomarkers [N-terminal fragment B-type natriuretic peptide, high-sensitivity troponin], and clinical history [prior stroke/transient ischemic attack]) was proposed to predict stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF). This score was derived/validated in 2 clinical trial cohorts in which patients with AF were highly selected and carefully followed-up. However, the median follow-up was 1.9 years in the trial cohort; therefore, its long-term predictive performance remains uncertain...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703300/a-point-based-prediction-model-for-cardiovascular-risk-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-the-car-olt-score
#16
Lisa B VanWagner, Hongyan Ning, Maureen Whitsett, Josh Levitsky, Sarah Uttal, John T Wilkins, Michael M Abecassis, Daniela P Ladner, Anton I Skaro, Donald M Lloyd-Jones
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) complications are important causes of morbidity and mortality after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). There is currently no preoperative risk assessment tool that allows physicians to estimate the risk for CVD events following OLT. We sought to develop a point-based prediction model (risk score) for CVD complications after OLT, the CAR-OLT risk score, among a cohort of 1024 consecutive patients aged 18-75 years who underwent first OLT in a tertiary-care teaching hospital (2002-2011)...
July 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670057/review-of-screening-studies-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-rural-populations-of-11-countries
#17
REVIEW
Alex I Gavino, Craig S McLachlan
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia, and pathological burden can be influenced by environmental factors. The rural environment may influence the burden of AF, although no systematic review studies have been conducted to address this issue. We performed a systematic review of AF screening studies conducted in rural global populations to determine the burden, risk factors, and screening methods surrounding AF in these settings. Out of the 1792 articles gathered from a keyword search of medical databases and reference lists, 18 publications from 11 countries were included in our analysis...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669352/impact-of-comorbidities-on-gout-and-hyperuricaemia-an-update-on-prevalence-and-treatment-options
#18
REVIEW
Thomas Bardin, Pascal Richette
Gout, the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis worldwide, is associated with cardiovascular and renal diseases, and is an independent predictor of premature death. The frequencies of obesity, chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemias, cardiac diseases (including coronary heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation), stroke and peripheral arterial disease have been repeatedly shown to be increased in gout. Therefore, the screening and care of these comorbidities as well as of cardiovascular risk factors are of outmost importance in patients with gout...
July 3, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661865/health-benefits-of-tai-chi-what-is-the-evidence
#19
REVIEW
Patricia Huston, Bruce McFarlane
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the evidence on the health benefits of tai chi. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A literature review was conducted on the benefits of tai chi for 25 specific conditions, as well as for general health and fitness, to update a 2014 review of systematic reviews. Systematic reviews and recent clinical trials were assessed and organized into 5 different groups: evidence of benefit as excellent, good, fair, or preliminary, or evidence of no direct benefit...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644212/worsening-atrioventricular-conduction-after-hospital-discharge-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-horizons-ami-trial
#20
Ioanna Kosmidou, Björn Redfors, Thomas McAndrew, Monica Embacher, Roxana Mehran, José M Dizon, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gary S Mintz, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: The chronic effects of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on the atrioventricular conduction (AVC) system have not been elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of worsened AVC post-STEMI in patients treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The current analysis included patients from the HORIZONS-AMI trial who underwent primary PCI and had available ECGs...
June 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
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