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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134608/factors-that-may-account-for-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-with-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-vildagliptin-in-young-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Marc Evans, Plamen Kozlovski, Päivi M Paldánius, James E Foley, Vaishali Bhosekar, Carmen Serban, Angelo Avogaro
INTRODUCTION: In a meta-analysis, we observed a significant 37% relative risk reduction in prospectively adjudicated major adverse cardiac events [MACEs, comprising of non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, cardiovascular (CV) death] with vildagliptin vs. comparators in younger (< 65 years) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while the risk was similar in older patients (≥ 65 years). We carried out an exploratory analysis to identify the patient characteristics and on-treatment effects that may have contributed to the different outcomes in the two age groups...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129575/cardiovascular-events-and-target-organ-damage-in-primary-aldosteronism-compared-with-essential-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Silvia Monticone, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Claudio Moretti, Tracy Ann Williams, Franco Veglio, Fiorenzo Gaita, Paolo Mulatero
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting evidence, relying on heterogeneous studies, as to whether aldosterone excess is responsible for an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications in patients with primary aldosteronism. We aimed to assess the association between primary aldosteronism and adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events, target organ damage, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, compared with the association of essential hypertension and these cardiovascular and end organ events, by integrating results of previous studies...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118949/cardiovascular-disease-events-and-its-predictors-in-women-isfahan-cohort-study-ics
#3
Masoumeh Sadeghi, Azam Soleimani, Hamidreza Roohafza, Safoura Yazdekhasti, Shahram Oveisgharan, Mohammad Talaei, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
Introduction: As a lack of validated data about cardiovascular (CV) events and its risk factors (RFs) in women of Eastern Mediterranean region, we aimed to evaluate common predictors of CV events among Iranian women. Methods: Isfahan cohort study (ICS) is a prospective cohort that followed 6323 residents (51.3% women, aged 35-75 years) from three counties and their rural districts in central Iran. Common cardiovascular disease (CVD) RFs namely hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity, smoking, low apolipoproteins A ( apo-A) and high apolipoprotein B (apo-B) were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114365/stroke-subtypes-risk-factors-and-mortality-rate-in-northwest-of-iran
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Mehdi Farhoudi, Kaveh Mehrvar, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mazyar Hashemilar, Manouchehr Seyedi-Vafaee, Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabad, Reza Rikhtegar, Babak Saber-Maroof, Mohammad Abutalebi, Mahsa Rezaei, Sahar Vaferi, Alireza Aghili, Omid Ebrahimi
Background: Stroke is the second most common cause of death and first cause of disability in adults in the world. About 80% of all stroke deaths occur in developing countries. So far, the data on stroke epidemiology have been limited in Iran. Therefore, this study was focused on stroke demographic data, risk factors, types and mortality. Methods: A retrospective study was done in two university tertiary referral hospitals in Tabriz, northwest of Iran, from March 2008 to April 2013. Patients diagnosed with stroke were enrolled in the study...
July 6, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100876/preoperative-antiplatelet-and-statin-use-does-not-affect-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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Brianna M Krafcik, Alik Farber, Robert T Eberhardt, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Steven L Pike, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: The use of statin and antiplatelet medications has been advocated in patients with cerebrovascular disease as primary medical therapy and as an adjunct to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Our goal was to assess the prevalence of preoperative statin and antiplatelet use and its effect on perioperative outcomes after CEA. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program targeted CEA database was queried for patients undergoing CEA between 2011 and 2014...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098615/the-benefits-of-exercise-training-on-aerobic-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Danilo Marcelo Leite do Prado, Enéas Antônio Rocco
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is defined as an inability of the ventricles to optimally accept blood from atria with blunted end- diastolic volume response by limiting the stroke volume and cardiac output. The HEpEF prevalence is higher in elderly and women and may be associated to hypertension, diabetes mellitus and atrial fibrillation. Severe exercise intolerance, manifested by dyspnea and fatigue during physical effort is the important chronic symptom in HFpEF patients, in which is the major determinant of their reduced quality of life...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081978/device-closure-for-patent-foramen-ovale-following-cryptogenic-stroke-a-survey-of-current-practice-in-the-uk
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Katherine Von Klemperer, Aleksander Kempny, Christopher William Pavitt, John C Janssen, Anselm Uebing, Edward Nicol
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for cryptogenic stroke remains controversial due to a lack of conclusive randomised controlled data. Many experts feel PFO closure is indicated in selected cases; however, national and international guideline recommendations differ. We surveyed the UK cardiologists, stroke physicians and neurologists, seeking to determine specialist interpretation of the evidence base, and to gain an insight into the current UK practice. The British Cardiac Society and British Society of Stroke physicians distributed our survey which was performed using an online platform...
2017: Open Heart
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/29049508/outcomes-in-women-and-minorities-compared-with-white-men-1-year-after-everolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-insights-and-results-from-the-platinum-diversity-and-promus-element-plus-post-approval-study-pooled-analysis
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Wayne Batchelor, David E Kandzari, Scott Davis, Luis Tami, John C Wang, Islam Othman, Osvaldo S Gigliotti, Amir Haghighat, Sarabjeet Singh, Mario Lopez, Gregory Giugliano, Phillip A Horwitz, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Paul Underwood, Craig A Thompson, Roxana Mehran
Importance: There exist limited outcomes data for women and minorities after contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Objective: To examine 1-year outcomes in women and minorities vs white men after PCI with everolimus-eluting stents. Design, Settings, and Participants: The PLATINUM Diversity study was a single-arm study enrolling women and minorities. Patient-level pooling with the PROMUS Element Plus Post-Approval Study was prespecified...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049041/the-impact-of-lifestyle-intervention-on-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Kathryn L Hong, Benedict M Glover
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, attributable to several factors that may be amenable through lifestyle modification. There is emerging evidence to suggest that the successful management of several cardiovascular risk factors [obesity, hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)] can lead to fewer complications and atrial fibrillation prevention. However, the long-term sustainability and reproducibility of these effects have yet to be explored in larger studies...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023983/age-vascular-health-and-alzheimer-disease-biomarkers-in-an-elderly-sample
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Prashanthi Vemuri, Timothy G Lesnick, Scott A Przybelski, David S Knopman, Val J Lowe, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Rosebud O Roberts, Michelle M Mielke, Mary M Machulda, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between age, vascular health, and Alzheimer disease (AD) imaging biomarkers in an elderly sample. METHODS: We identified 430 individuals along the cognitive continuum aged >60 years with amyloid positron emission tomography (PET), tau PET, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans from the population-based Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. A subset of 329 individuals had fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET. We ascertained presently existing cardiovascular and metabolic conditions (CMC) from health care records and used the summation of presence/absence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and stroke as a surrogate for vascular health...
November 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955382/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-a-therapeutic-challenge-of-our-times
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REVIEW
Syeda Atiqa Batul, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are growing cardiovascular disease epidemics worldwide. There has been an exponential increase in the prevalence of AF and HF correlating with an increased burden of cardiac risk factors and improved survival rates in patients with structural heart disease. AF is associated with adverse prognostic outcomes in HF and is most evident in mild-to-moderate left ventricular (LV) dysfunction where the loss of "atrial kick" translates into poorer quality of life and increased mortality...
September 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935681/sex-differences-in-the-utilization-and-outcomes-of-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Zakeih Chaker, Vinay Badhwar, Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Chad J Zack, David R Holmes, Charanjit S Rihal, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: Studies assessing the differential impact of sex on outcomes of aortic valve replacement (AVR) yielded conflicting results. We sought to investigate sex-related differences in AVR utilization, patient risk profile, and in-hospital outcomes using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 166 809 patients (63% male and 37% female) who underwent AVR between 2003 and 2014 were identified, and 48.5% had a concomitant cardiac surgery procedure...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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
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MULTICENTER STUDY
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
#17
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 (ICDs) 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
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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)...
November 7, 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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COMPARATIVE STUDY
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 [...
November 1, 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
#20
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
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