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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777372/cardiac-surgery-2017-reviewed
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REVIEW
Torsten Doenst, Hristo Kirov, Alexandros Moschovas, David Gonzalez-Lopez, Rauf Safarov, Mahmoud Diab, Steffen Bargenda, Gloria Faerber
For the year 2017, more than 21,000 published references can be found in PubMed when entering the search term "cardiac surgery". This review focusses on conventional cardiac surgery, considering the new interventional techniques only if they were directly compared to classic techniques but also entails aspects of perioperative intensive care management. The publications last year provided a plethora of new and interesting information that helped to quantify classic surgical treatment effects and provided new guidelines for the management of structural heart disease, which made comparisons to interventional techniques easier...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777286/-fitness-to-drive-with-cardiovascular-diseases-current-guidelines-of-the-german-federal-highway-research-institute
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W Jung, B Hajredini, V Zvereva
The general rules for participation in road traffic are specified in the German Driving License Regulations (FeV). The assessment of fitness to drive motor vehicles is, in addition to Annex 4 of the FeV, governed by the guidelines of the German Federal Highway Research Institute, which implements the requirements of the European Union in Germany. By anchoring the assessment guidelines on fitness to drive in the FeV (Annex 4) and the publication in the Traffic Journal, the guidelines have a normative character...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762264/achieving-guideline-driven-high-intensity-statin-dose-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#3
Jonathan Lin, Alexandra Banathy, Carla Winters, Lars Andersen, Cindy Hudson, Heidi Testa, Joy Reardon, Peter Alagona
PURPOSE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults recommends high-intensity statin therapy in patients aged ≤75 y with clinical coronary artery disease (CAD). The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in lipid management and guideline adherence is unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine whether CR participation affects guideline-driven achievement for statin use...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760599/vascular-erectile-dysfunction-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
#4
Zain Gowani, S M Iftekhar Uddin, Mohammadhassan Mirbolouk, Dawar Ayyaz, Kevin L Billups, Martin Miner, David I Feldman, Michael J Blaha
Purpose of review: We review the recent literature on the hypothesized temporal relationship between subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD), vascular erectile dysfunction (ED), and clinical CVD. In addition, we combine emerging research with expert consensus guidelines such as The Princeton Consensus III to provide a preventive cardiologist's perspective toward an ideal approach to evaluating and managing CVD and ED risk in patients. Recent findings: Development of ED was found to occur during the progression from subclinical CVD to clinical CVD...
December 2017: Current Sexual Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754662/rationale-and-design-of-a-trial-to-personalize-risk-assessment-in-familial-coronary-artery-disease
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Thomas H Marwick, Kristyn Whitmore, Stephen J Nicholls, Tony Stanton, Geoffrey Mitchell, Andrew Tonkin, Christopher Blizzard, Amanda Neil, Catherine Jones, Gerald F Watts
BACKGROUND: The lifetime risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is doubled in people with a family history of premature disease, yet this risk is not captured in most 5- or 10-year risk assessment algorithms. Coronary artery calcium scoring (CCS) is a marker of subclinical CAD risk, which has been shown in observational studies to provide prognostic information that is incremental to clinical assessment; is relatively inexpensive; and is performed with a small radiation dose. However, the use of CCS in guiding prevention is not strongly supported by guidelines...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753398/cardiovascular-risk-prediction-in-ckd
#6
REVIEW
Shoshana H Ballew, Kunihiro Matsushita
Cardiovascular disease is an important complication for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), warranting accurate risk prediction, but clinical guidelines are inconsistent regarding whether or how to use information on measures of CKD for predicting risk. Recent large meta-analyses have shown that key CKD measures (estimated glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria) improve cardiovascular risk prediction beyond traditional risk factors, especially when albuminuria is added to prediction models. In addition, several recent studies have shown that the use of filtration markers other than serum creatinine, cystatin C, and β2 -microglobulin can improve cardiovascular risk prediction...
May 2018: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753395/quantitative-extent-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-the-major-epicardial-coronary-arteries-in-patients-with-fatal-coronary-heart-disease-in-coronary-endarterectomy-specimens-in-aorta-coronary-saphenous-venous-conduits-and-means-to-prevent-the-plaques-a-review
#7
William C Roberts
This review tries to answer the following 15 questions: Is atherosclerosis a systemic or a regional disease? Is atherosclerosis in any particular region focal or diffuse? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaques in endarterectomy specimens of the right coronary artery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) compared to that in the right coronary artery in patients with fatal coronary artery disease? How do the units used for measuring arterial narrowing by angiography compare to the units used for measuring arterial narrowing at necropsy? What do atherosclerotic plaques consist of in coronary arteries in patients with fatal coronary disease? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaque in bypassed -vs- non-bypassed native coronary arteries in patients dying early (<60 days) or late (>60 days) after coronary artery bypass grafting? What is the frequency of acute coronary lesions and multi-luminal channels at necropsy in patients with unstable angina pectoris, sudden coronary death, and acute myocardial infarction? What is the mechanism of luminal widening by angioplasty in the coronary arteries? What observations suggest that atherosclerotic plaques are the result at least in part of organization of thrombi? Is atherosclerosis a multifactoral or a unifactoral disease? What characteristics distinguish carnivores and herbivores? What are reasonable guidelines for whom to treat with lipid-altering agents? What is the rule of 5 and the rule of 7 in statin therapy? What is the effect of lipid lowering drug therapy on coronary luminal narrowing? What are some requisites for a healthy life?...
March 27, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750180/reporting-of-coronary-artery-calcification-on-chest-ct-studies-in-breast-cancer-patients-at-high-risk-of-cancer-therapy-related-cardiac-events
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William J Phillips, Christopher Johnson, Angeline Law, Michele Turek, Alex R Small, Joao R Inacio, Susan Dent, Terrence Ruddy, Rob S Beanlands, Benjamin J W Chow, Gary R Small
Background: The identification of coronary artery calcification (CAC) detected coincidentally on chest CT exams could assist in cardiovascular risk assessment but may not be reported consistently on clinical studies. Cardiovascular risk factor stratification is important to predict short term cardiac events during cancer therapy and long term cardiac event free survival in cancer patients. We sought to determine the prevalence of CAC and clinical reporting rates in a cohort of cancer patients at high risk of cancer therapy related cardiac events...
March 2018: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744012/treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-women
#9
REVIEW
Emily Perdoncin, Claire Duvernoy
Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD), gender-related disparities continue to exist, and ischemic heart disease mortality in women remains higher than in men. This review will highlight gender-specific differences in the treatment of CAD that may impact outcomes for women. Further studies are needed to clarify the unique pathophysiology of CAD in women and, in turn, create more specific guidelines for its diagnosis, management, and treatment in this patient population...
October 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744011/noninvasive-evaluation-of-symptomatic-women-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
#10
REVIEW
Mohammed A Chamsi-Pasha, Karla M Kurrelmeyer
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet several factors make it challenging to diagnose in women. Although women have more frequent chest pain than men, atypical symptoms such as nausea, dyspnea, and fatigue make it difficult to determine their risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) before testing. Current guidelines recommend exercise electrocardiography (ex-ECG) as the initial test in symptomatic women with intermediate pretest probability who can exercise and have a normal resting ECG; however, treadmill ex-ECG testing has a significantly lower positive predictive value in women...
October 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742686/a-rare-case-report-of-one-stage-surgical-treatment-for-left-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-level-iv-intravenous-tumor-thrombus-combined-with-severe-coronary-artery-stenosis
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Zhenqing Wang, Keqin Zhang, Hui Zhang, Dingqi Sun, Yong Li, Qi Tan, Qiang Fu
RATIONALE: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) exhibits a natural tendency to extend from the kidney into inferior vena cava (IVC) and growing into the right atrium is a rare complication. We report a 65-year-old patient with an RCC with intravascular extension through renal vein into the IVC and right atrial combined with severe coronary artery disease. This case has not been described in the literature and there is no treatment guideline for it. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old patient was admitted to our clinic with complaints of edema of both lower extremities...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735587/high-dose-versus-low-dose-pitavastatin-in-japanese-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-real-cad-a-randomized-superiority-trial
#12
Isao Taguchi, Satoshi Iimuro, Hiroshi Iwata, Hiroaki Takashima, Mitsuru Abe, Eisuke Amiya, Takanori Ogawa, Yukio Ozaki, Ichiro Sakuma, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kiyoshi Hibi, Takafumi Hiro, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Seiji Hokimoto, Katsumi Miyauchi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Hiroshi Ito, Yutaka Otsuji, Kazuo Kimura, Jun Takahashi, Atsushi Hirayama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Kazuo Kitagawa, Takao Urabe, Yasushi Okada, Yasuo Terayama, Kazunori Toyoda, Takehiko Nagao, Masayasu Matsumoto, Yasuo Ohashi, Tetsuji Kaneko, Retsu Fujita, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Hisao Ogawa, Hiroyuki Daida, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Yasushi Saito, Takeshi Kimura, Teruo Inoue, Masunori Matsuzaki, Ryozo Nagai
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines call for high-intensity statin therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease on the basis of several previous "more versus less statins" trials. However, no clear evidence for more versus less statins has been established in an Asian population. METHODS: In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label, blinded end point study, 13 054 Japanese patients with stable coronary artery disease who achieved low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) <120 mg/dL during a run-in period (pitavastatin 1 mg/d) were randomized in a 1-to-1 fashion to high-dose (pitavastatin 4 mg/d; n=6526) or low-dose (pitavastatin 1 mg/d; n=6528) statin therapy...
May 8, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731024/the-potential-effects-of-new-stent-platforms-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-diabetes
#13
REVIEW
Gustavo S Guandalini, Sripal Bangalore
Coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by extensive atherosclerosis, longer lesions, and diffuse distal disease. Consequently, these patients have worse outcomes after coronary revascularization, regardless of the modality used. Traditionally, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been regarded as more effective than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with DM, likely because of more complete revascularization and protection against disease progression in the bypass segment...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727888/-heart-failure-despite-low-bnp-level-paradoxon-or-pathfinder-a-case-of-pericarditis-constrictiva
#14
Henning Dopp, Petra Maagh, Axel Meissner
HISTORY AND CLINICIAL FINDINGS:  We elaborate a case of a 48-year old patient of indian descent who presented with shortness of breath, lower extremity edema and ascites in our emergency unit.One year beforehand tuberculous pleuritis was diagnosed and treated in accordance with guidelines. INVESTIGATIONS:  CT-Scan of the heart revealed a pericardial thickening with calcifications. Echocardiographic examination and invasive pressure measurement did not provide any clear evidence of pericarditis constrictiva...
May 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722844/joint-effects-of-fatty-acid-desaturase-1-polymorphisms-and-dietary-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-intake-on-circulating-fatty-acid-proportions
#15
Juan Juan, Hongyan Huang, Xia Jiang, Andres V Ardisson Korat, Mingyang Song, Qi Sun, Walter C Willett, Majken K Jensen, Peter Kraft
Background: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with a lower risk of multiple diseases. Fatty acid desaturase 1 gene (FADS1) polymorphisms and dietary PUFA intake are both established determinants of circulating PUFA proportions. Objective: We explored the joint effects of FADS1 polymorphisms and dietary PUFA intake on circulating PUFA proportions. Design: We studied 2288 participants from a nested case-control study of coronary artery disease among participants who provided blood samples in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716756/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-the-ce-marc-2-coronary-physiology-sub-study
#16
David Corcoran, Robin Young, David Adlam, Alex McConnachie, Kenneth Mangion, David Ripley, David Cairns, Julia Brown, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Andreas Baumbach, Rajesh Kharbanda, Keith G Oldroyd, Gerry P McCann, John P Greenwood, Colin Berry
BACKGROUND: In patients with angina undergoing invasive management, no obstructive coronary artery disease (NOCAD) is a common finding, and angina may persist following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Coronary microvascular dysfunction may be relevant. We aimed to assess the proportion of patients presenting with suspected CAD who had coronary microvascular dysfunction. METHODS: Clinical Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Coronary Heart Disease 2 (CE-MARC 2) was a prospective multicenter randomised controlled trial of functional imaging versus guideline-based management in patients with suspected CAD...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716705/evaluation-for-airway-obstruction-in-adult-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease
#17
M Mahendra, Sunil Kumar S, Nagaraj Desai, Jayaraj Bs, Mahesh Pa
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic airway disease (COPD and Asthma) are major epidemics accounting for significant mortality and morbidity. The combination presents many diagnostic challenges. Clinical symptoms and signs frequently overlap. There is a need for airway evaluation in these patients to plan appropriate management. METHODS: Consecutive stable IHD patients attending the cardiology OPD in a tertiary care centre were interviewed for collecting basic demographic information, brief medical, occupational, personal history and risk factors for coronary artery disease and airway disease, modified medical research centre (MMRC) grade for dyspnea, quality of life-St...
March 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713989/optimal-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-for-coronary-artery-disease
#18
REVIEW
W J Kikkert, P Damman
The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for stable coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome is a complex decision. We review current literature on standard duration DAPT versus short duration DAPT (6 months or shorter) or extended duration DAPT (>12 months) after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent placement, and prolonged treatment after 12 months in acute coronary syndrome. Current guideline recommendations are summarised, including the use of risk scores for ischaemic and bleeding risk assessment...
April 30, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707593/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-case-series-of-9-patients-with-literature-review
#19
Ali Raza Ghani, Faisal Inayat, Nouman Safdar Ali, Reema Anjum, Michael Viray, Arsalan Talib Hashmi, Iqra Riaz, Bruce D Klugherz, Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an increasingly recognized nonatherosclerotic cause of acute coronary syndrome. Reports regarding the prognosis and natural history of this disease are limited. In addition to the diagnostic difficulty, this condition poses a significant therapeutic challenge due to the lack of specific management guidelines. We present here a case series of 9 patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Additionally, this article reviews the incidence, clinical characteristics, risk factors, diagnostic modalities, therapeutic approaches, and patterns of recurrence in patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706362/state-of-the-art-acute-phase-management-of-kawasaki-disease-after-2017-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#20
REVIEW
Yi-Ching Liu, Ming-Tai Lin, Jou-Kou Wang, Mei-Hwan Wu
Kawasaki disease (KD) has become the most common form of pediatric systemic vasculitis. Although patients with KD received intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy, coronary arterial lesions (CALs) still occurred in 5%-10% of these patients during the acute stage. CALs may persist and even progress to stenosis or obstruction. Therefore, CALs following KD are currently the leading cause of acquired heart diseases in children. The etiology of CALs remains unknown despite more than four decades of research. Two unsolved problems are IVIG unresponsiveness and the diagnosis of incomplete KD...
March 30, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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