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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201864/recurrent-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-coronary-angiography
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Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David W M Muller, Krishna Kathir
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is an acute and reversible neurological disturbance associated with the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium during cardiac catheterisation. It may manifest with encephalopathy, motor and sensory disturbances; vision disturbances, including cortical blindness, ophthalmoplegia, aphasia; and seizures. Disruption of the blood-brain barrier and direct neuronal toxicity are believed to be implicated in the pathophysiology of the syndrome. Symptoms appear soon after contrast administration and resolve completely within 24-48 h...
February 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159822/beta-blocker-use-is-associated-with-impaired-left-atrial-function-in-hypertension
#2
Mayank Sardana, Amer Ahmed Syed, Zeba Hashmath, Timothy S Phan, Maheswara R Koppula, Uzma Kewan, Zoubair Ahmed, Ravikantha Chandamuri, Swapna Varakantam, Ejaz Shah, Ryan Gorz, Scott R Akers, Julio A Chirinos
BACKGROUND: Impaired left atrial (LA) mechanical function is present in hypertension and likely contributes to various complications, including atrial arrhythmias, stroke, and heart failure. Various antihypertensive drug classes exert differential effects on central hemodynamics and left ventricular function. However, little is known about their effects on LA function. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 212 subjects with hypertension and without heart failure or atrial fibrillation...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154098/stroke-risk-factors-genetics-and-prevention
#3
Amelia K Boehme, Charles Esenwa, Mitchell S V Elkind
Stroke is a heterogeneous syndrome, and determining risk factors and treatment depends on the specific pathogenesis of stroke. Risk factors for stroke can be categorized as modifiable and nonmodifiable. Age, sex, and race/ethnicity are nonmodifiable risk factors for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, while hypertension, smoking, diet, and physical inactivity are among some of the more commonly reported modifiable risk factors. More recently described risk factors and triggers of stroke include inflammatory disorders, infection, pollution, and cardiac atrial disorders independent of atrial fibrillation...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148612/cardioembolic-stroke-a-case-study
#4
Lisa A Babkair
Cardioembolic stroke is a critical health condition that requires immediate intervention. Cardiac emboli are the most common type of embolism and account for 14% to 30% of all ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of cardioembolic strokes, and its prevalence increases substantially with age. Other factors that increase the risk for cardioembolic stroke include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, cardiac disease, and lifestyle choices. General supportive care and treatment of the acute phase and subsequent complications should be started immediately...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120718/nutraceuticals-and-dietary-supplements-to-improve-quality-of-life-and-outcomes-in-heart-failure-patients
#5
Arrigo Fg Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the ventricle to fill or eject blood. It represents a major public health issue, with a prevalence of over 23 million worldwide. The lifetime risk of developing HF is one in five and the most important risk factors identified are ischemic heart disease, hypertension, smoking, obesity and diabetes. Preventive approaches are based on improvements of lifestyle, associated with pharmacological therapy...
January 24, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089999/impact-of-impaired-renal-function-in-patients-with-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-treated-with-orbital-atherectomy
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Michael S Lee, Evan Shlofmitz, Gentian Lluri, Richard A Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who underwent orbital atherectomy for severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) prior to stent implantation. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of lesions with severe CAC is associated with increased rates of adverse clinical events. Patients with CKD are at increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including vascular calcification, and have worse outcomes after PCI...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039577/antiplatelet-strategies-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-noncardioembolic-ischemic-stroke-from-a-real-world-study-with-a-five-year-follow-up
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Huimin Xu, Yanting Ping, Haoran Lin, Ping He, Wenlu Li, Haibin Dai
Aspirin and clopidogrel are both acceptable antiplatelet options for the secondary prevention of noncardioembolic ischemic stroke. Associations between Essen Stroke Risk Score (ESRS) and antiplatelet treatment in Chinese patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were assessed. This retrospective study was taken in a tertiary care hospital located in eastern China. Patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke hospitalized during January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011, were classified according to ESRS during index stroke hospitalization...
December 31, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933105/prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-malaysian-communities
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Chiao Wen Lim, Sazzli Kasim, Johan Rizwal Ismail, Nicholas Yul Chye Chua, Rizmy Najme Khir, Hafisyatul Aiza Zainal Abidin, Effarezan Abdul Rahman, Mohd Kamal Mohd Arshad, Zubin Ibrahim Othman, Khalid Yusoff
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. The REDISCOVER (Responding to Increasing Cardiovascular disease prevalence) study is an observational longitudinal community-based study that tracks changing lifestyles, risk factors and chronic disease in urban and rural areas of Malaysia. In this study, we aim to study the prevalence of AF and its associated risk factors. METHODS: The study was conducted between 2007 and 2014...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909535/search-for-the-ideal-antithrombotic-drug-utopian-task-likely-is-implemented-already
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REVIEW
Petras Stirbys Md PhD
Atrial fibrillation is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia with a high risk of ischemic stroke. Thromboprophylaxis plays a key role in prevention of cardioembolic and non-cardioembolic events. Oral antithrombotic drugs are most often used to reduce hypercoagulable state. Patients may suffer from both under- and overtreatment compromising the outcomes. Medication peculiarities at large are well-known and widely debated. Non-adherence to antithrombotic drug regimen poses a significant risk of stroke. There is a pressing need for more detailed delineation of risk factors, namely by incorporation of the letter "N" (meaning "Non-adherence to drug therapy") into the well-known risk score alphanumeric display: CHA2DS2N-VASc...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896904/contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cardiac-catheterization
#10
Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David Wm Muller, Krishna Kathir
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) following cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: CIE is an acute, reversible neurological disturbance directly attributable to the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched and all cases in the literature were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: 52 reports of CIE following cardiac catheterization were found...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882517/cost-effectiveness-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-or-aspirin-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-greek-perspective
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Kostas Athanasakis, Nadia Boubouchairopoulou, Eleftheria Karampli, Filippos Tarantilis, Paraskevi Savvari, Aikaterini Bilitou, John Kyriopoulos
BACKGROUND: Strokes attributed to atrial fibrillation (AF) represent a major cause of adult disability and a great burden to society and healthcare systems. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the cost effectiveness of apixaban, a direct acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC), versus warfarin or aspirin for patients with AF in the Greek healthcare setting. METHODS: We used a previously published Markov model to simulate clinical events for patients with AF treated with apixaban, the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin, or aspirin...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865838/helix-b-surface-peptide-attenuates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-via-ampk-dependent-autophagy
#12
Chen Lin, Mingming Zhang, Yingmei Zhang, Kejian Yang, Jianqiang Hu, Rui Si, Guoyong Zhang, Beilei Gao, Xiang Li, Chennian Xu, Congye Li, Qimeng Hao, Wenyi Guo
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO) has been reported to exert protective effects on a host of damaged tissues. However, the erythropoietic effect of this hormone can result in high risks of thrombosis, stroke, and hypertension, remarkably limiting the clinical use of EPO. Helix B surface peptide (HBSP) is a small peptide derived from the helix-B domain of EPO. Surprisingly, HBSP retains the tissue protective properties of EPO without altering the hematocrit. Thus, we evaluated the possible role of HBSP on diabetic cardiomyopathy...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826338/is-syntax-score-predictive-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Levent Cerit, Hamza Duygu, Kamil Gulsen, Hatice S Kemal, Barcın Ozcem, Ozlem Balcioglu, Aziz Gunsel, Ozgur Tosun, Volkan Emren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The relationship of synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with taxus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) has not been studied. Therefore, we assessed the relationship between the SYNTAX score and development of AF after CABG (POAF). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The medical records of consecutive patients, who underwent CABG surgery from January 2013 to September 2015, were retrospectively reviewed for the development of AF in the postoperative period...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799232/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-offspring-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-adolescence
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Simon Timpka, Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, Alun D Hughes, Nishi Chaturvedi, Paul W Franks, Debbie A Lawlor, Abigail Fraser
BACKGROUND: Fetal exposure to preeclampsia is associated with higher blood pressure and later risk of stroke. We aimed to investigate the associations of maternal preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and maternal blood pressure change in pregnancy with offspring cardiac structure and function in adolescence. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from a prospective birth cohort study, we included offspring who underwent echocardiography (mean age, 17.7 years; SD, 0...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754212/os-31-04-comparison-of-calcium-channel-blockers-versus-calcium-channel-blockers-with-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-on-the-development-of-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-in-hypertensive-patients
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Rha Seung-Woon, Choi Byoung Geol, Li Hu, Na Jin Oh, Choi Cheol Ung, Park Chang Gyu, Seo Hong Seog, Oh Dong Joo, Kim Yong Hoon, Her Ae-Young, Park Sang-Ho
OBJECTIVE: Recently several studies reported that anti-hypertensive drugs were associated with development of new-onset diabetes mellitus (NODM). However, data on the relationship between detailed prescription types and long-term incidence of NODM are still limited in Asian patients (pts). DESIGN AND METHOD: A total of 3,208 consecutive hypertension pts prescribed with calcium channel blockers (CCB) were enrolled with the exclusion of diabetic pts. Pts were divided into two groups according to the additional prescription of renin angiotensin system (RAS) blockers; 1) the CCB group (n = 1,987) and 2) CCB + RAS group (n = 1,221)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754163/sy-11-3-hypertension-in-women-more-dangerous-than-in-men
#16
Suzanne Oparil
Heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure are leading causes of death worldwide, and hypertension is a significant risk factor for each. Hypertension is less common in women, compared to men, in those younger than 45 years of age. This trend is reversed in those 65 years and older. In the US between 2011-2014, the prevalence of hypertension in women and men by age group was 6% vs 8% (18-39 years), 30% vs 35% (40-59 years), and 67% vs 63% (60 years and over). Awareness, treatment, and control rates differ between genders with women being more aware of their diagnosis (85% vs 80%), more likely to take their medications (81% vs 71%) and more frequently having controlled hypertension (55% vs 49%)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754014/me-02-3-extending-sprint-results-to-diabetics
#17
Guido Grassi
The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in the USA, allocated 9361 hypertensive patients (mean age 68 years) to two systolic blood pressure treatment targets (either < 120mmHg or < 140mmHg). Although SPRINT intended to enrol hypertensive patients at high cardiovascular risk, it specifically excluded patients with diabetes mellitus or prior stroke. SPRINT was stopped earlier than planned, after a mean follow-up of 3.26 years, on the recommendation of its data and safety monitoring board, and data were published on 9 November 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753981/pl-02-3-management-of-elderly-hypertension-whom-to-treat-and-how-low-to-go
#18
Michael Weber
: Age is the most powerful cardiovascular risk factor. Based on a meta-analysis of a million control patients in hypertension trials, the Clinical Trialists Collaboration has estimated that doubling of major cardiac and stroke events occurs with age increments of < 10 years (1). Data from the ACCOMPLISH trial, which will be presented at this ISH meeting for the first time, show that patients aged > 70 (mean: 75.2), compared with those < 70 (mean: 63.7), had a 2.82-fold greater event rate for cardiovascular death and a 2...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751678/prognosis-of-super-elderly-healthy-japanese-patients-after-pacemaker-implantation-for-bradycardia
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Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Takamichi Miyamoto, Takamasa Iwai, Junji Yamaguchi, Sadahiro Hijikata, Ryoichi Miyazaki, Naoyuki Miwa, Masahiro Sekigawa, Nobuhiro Hara, Yasutoshi Nagata, Toshihiro Nozato, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Toru Obayashi, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of super-elderly patients (age≥85 years) who undergo bradycardia pacemaker (PM) implantation remains unknown. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 868 patients (men 49.0%, 76.6±10.6 years) who could walk unassisted and whose expected life expectancy was more than 1 year, receiving their first bradycardia PM implantation between January 1, 2006, and June 30, 2013. Clinical outcomes were compared between super-elderly patients (n=201, mean age 88...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742243/cardiac-calcifications-on-echocardiography-are-associated-with-mortality-and-stroke
#20
Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Shuchita Gupta, Abel Romero-Corral, Magdaléna Matejková, Toni De Venecia, Edinrin Obasare, Vikas Bhalla, Gregg S Pressman
BACKGROUND: Calcium deposits in the aortic valve and mitral annulus have been associated with cardiovascular events and mortality. However, there is no accepted standard method for scoring such cardiac calcifications, and most existing methods are simplistic. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that a semiquantitative score, one that accounts for all visible calcium on echocardiography, could predict all-cause mortality and stroke in a graded fashion. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 443 unselected subjects derived from a general echocardiography database...
December 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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