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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703300/a-point-based-prediction-model-for-cardiovascular-risk-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-the-car-olt-score
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595859/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-previous-major-gastrointestinal-bleeding-from-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-multicenter-registry
#6
Mathieu Lempereur, Adel Aminian, Xavier Freixa, Sameer Gafoor, Samera Shakir, Heyder Omran, Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Joelle Kefer, Ulf Landmesser, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Fabian Nietlispach, Reda Ibrahim, Horst Sievert, Wolfgang Schillinger, Jai-Wun Park, Steffen Gloekler, Apostolos Tzikas
History of major gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding may represent a frequent clinical indication for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aims to investigate the procedural safety and long-term outcome of patients with previous major GI bleeding (MGIB) who underwent LAAO. Data from the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug multicenter registry on 1,047 patients were analyzed. Patients with previous MGIB as indication for LAAO were compared with patients without previous MGIB...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590261/orthostatic-hypotension-and-association-of-arterial-compliance-in-elderly-patients-with-hypertension-a-pilot-study
#7
Ayumi Toba, Joji Ishikawa, Kazumasa Harada
BACKGROUNDS: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is associated with cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, and increased mortality. We evaluated whether OH was affected by cardiac structure and function or autonomic function in elderly hypertensive outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 64 hypertension patients (mean age 74.2±1.7 years old), we evaluated changes in blood pressure (BP) and heart rate variability before and after standing up using the MemCalc system. In addition, we retrospectively reviewed their medical records and echocardiographic data...
June 5, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568968/effect-of-known-history-of-heart-disease-on-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests
#8
Magdalene Hm Lee, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Win Wah, Sang Do Shin, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Ghulam Yasin Naroo, Kwanhathai Darin Wong, Ling Tiah, Apichaya Monsomboon, Fahad J Siddiqui, Marcus Eh Ong
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effect of known heart disease on post-out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival outcomes, and its association with factors influencing survival. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective study involving an OHCA database from seven Asian countries in 2009-2012. Heart disease was defined as a documented diagnosis of coronary artery disease or congenital heart disease. Patients with non-traumatic arrests for whom resuscitation was attempted and with known medical histories were included...
May 31, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487155/midlife-risk-factor-exposure-and-incidence-of-cardiac-arrest-depending-on-cardiac-or-non-cardiac-origin
#9
Marcus Andreas Ohlsson, Linn Maria Anna Kennedy, Tord Juhlin, Olle Melander
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about midlife risk factors of future cardiac arrest. Our objective was to evaluate cardiovascular risk factors in midlife in relation to the risk of cardiac arrest (CA) of cardiac and non-cardiac origin later in life. METHODS: We cross-matched individuals of the population based Malmö Diet and Cancer study (n=30,447) with the local CA registry of the city of Malmö. Baseline exposures were related to incident CA. RESULTS: During a mean follow-up of 17...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483775/age-specific-vascular-risk-factor-profiles-according-to-stroke-subtype
#10
Allard J Hauer, Ynte M Ruigrok, Ale Algra, Ewoud J van Dijk, Peter J Koudstaal, Gert-Jan Luijckx, Paul J Nederkoorn, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Marieke C Visser, Marieke J Wermer, L Jaap Kappelle, Catharina J M Klijn
BACKGROUND: Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke are increasingly recognized as heterogeneous diseases with distinct subtypes and etiologies. Information on variation in distribution of vascular risk factors according to age in stroke subtypes is limited. We investigated the prevalence of vascular risk factors in stroke subtypes in relation to age. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied a prospective multicenter university hospital-based cohort of 4033 patients. For patients with ischemic stroke caused by large artery atherosclerosis, small vessel disease, or cardioembolism and for patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage or aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, we calculated prevalences of vascular risk factors in 4 age groups: <55, 55 to 65, 65 to 75, and ≥75 years, and mean differences with 95% CIs in relation to the reference age group...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422144/risk-and-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#12
Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Su-Jung Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Gregory Y H Lip, Shih-Ann Chen
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most devastating manifestation of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), and is the leading cause of mortality among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The goal of the present study was to investigate the incidence of SCD/VAs amongst patients with and without AF. We also aimed to identify important risk factors of SCD/VAs among AF patients. Using the "National Health Insurance Research Database" in Taiwan, a total of 352,656 AF and 352,656 non-AF patients without antecedent SCD/VAs were identified...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420118/ambient-air-pollution-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-beijing-china
#13
Ruixue Xia, Guopeng Zhou, Tong Zhu, Xueying Li, Guangfa Wang
Air pollutants are associated with cardiovascular death; however, there is limited evidence of the effects of different pollutants on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in Beijing, China. We aimed to investigate the associations of OHCAs with the air pollutants PM2.5-10 (coarse particulate matter), PM2.5 (particles ≤2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), sulfur dioxide (SO₂), carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O₃) between 2013 and 2015 using a time-stratified case-crossover study design...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398018/cardiac-imaging-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#14
Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Elisa Leiballi, Flavia Martinis, Daniela Pavan
Hypertension is considered the major modifiable risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease, being more common than other important risk factors as cigarette smoking, dyslipidemia, or diabetes [1]. In older patients, systolic pressure and pulse pressure are more powerful determinants of cardiovascular events than diastolic pressure [2]. Importantly, the cardiovascular risk associated with hypertension is significantly affected by the presence or absence of other major risk factors [3]. Among imaging features, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is the more common and early in patients with hypertension [4]...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392053/factors-affecting-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-complications-of-carotid-artery-stenting-in-northern-michigan-a-retrospective-study
#15
Dalia F Mammo, Chin-I Cheng, Neli P Ragina, Firas Alani
BACKGROUND: This study seeks to identify factors associated with periprocedural complications of carotid artery stenting (CAS) to best understand CAS complication rates and optimize patient outcomes. Periprocedural complications include major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) that include myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or death. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 181 patients from Northern Michigan who underwent CAS. Rates of stroke, MI, and death occurring within 30days post-procedure were examined...
March 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389240/association-of-exercise-and-metabolic-equivalent-of-task-met-score-with-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-of-young-and-middle-age
#16
Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, it is uncertain whether the intensity during physical activity is associated with better outcomes. We studied the effect of exercise at the time of arrest and the association between metabolic equivalent of task (MET) score and survival of OHCA patients of young and middle age. METHODS: All OHCAs of presumed cardiac etiology who were 18-65 years of age and were witnessed by a layperson between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385646/independent-risk-factors-contributing-to-acute-kidney-injury-according-to-updated-valve-academic-research-consortium-2-criteria-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-of-13-studies
#17
Jiayang Wang, Wenyuan Yu, Ye Zhou, Yong Yang, Chenglong Li, Nan Liu, Xiaotong Hou, Longfei Wang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the risk factors for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) according to the AKI definition from the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 (VARC-2). SETTING: A meta-analysis. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 661 patients with post-TAVI AKI according to the VARC-2 definition and 2,012 controls were included in the meta-analysis. INTERVENTIONS: Patients undergoing TAVI were included in this meta-analysis...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374918/left-atrial-volume-and-function-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome-x-assessed-by-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography
#18
Nusret Acıkgoz, Julide Yagmur, Ertugrul Kurtoglu, Necip Ermis, Mehmet Cansel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate left atrial (LA) volume and function using real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) in patients with cardiac syndrome X (CSX). METHODS: Fifty patients with CSX (28 females; mean age 50.9±10.9 years) and 50 age- and gender-matched healthy controls (30 females; mean age 52.3±9.8 years) who had negative treadmill exercise test and normal coronary arteries on invasive coronary angiography were included in the study...
April 4, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359367/nutritional-regulation-of-coupling-factor-6-a-novel-vasoactive-and-proatherogenic-peptide
#19
REVIEW
Tomohiro Osanai, Kasumi Mikami, Maiko Kitajima, Mayumi Urushizaka, Kumiko Kawasaki, Toshiko Tomisawa, Chieko Itaki, Yuka Noto, Koji Magota, Hirofumi Tomita
High sodium, high glucose, and obesity are important risk factors for age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVDs), stroke, and cancer. Coupling factor 6 (CF6) is released from vascular endothelial cells and functions as a circulating peptide that inhibits prostacyclin and nitric oxide generation by intracellular acidosis. High glucose elevates CF6 by activation of protein kinase C and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, whereas CF6 causes type 2 diabetes mellitus, resulting in a high glucose vicious cycle...
May 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320990/comorbidities-and-complications-in-nonagenarians-undergoing-coronary-angiography-and-intervention
#20
Mohamed Gayed, Nour Yadak, Waad Qamhia, Yunis Daralammouri, Marc-Alexander Ohlow
Elderly people represent the fastest growing portion of cardiovascular patients. We aimed to analyze the clinical presentation, risk factors, co-morbidities, complications, and mortality in patients 90 years or more who underwent coronary angiography and intervention.We retrospectively studied 108 (0.25% of 43,385) consecutive patients ≥ 90 years undergoing cardiac catheterization and/or intervention in a tertiary specialist hospital between 2003 and 2014.Most patients (68.5%) were introduced on an emergency basis, especially with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (63...
April 6, 2017: International Heart Journal
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