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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217445/factors-that-predict-failure-to-meet-mips-quality-measures-for-asymptomatic-carotid-endarterectomy
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Anahita Dua, Steven Koprowski, Fadwa Ali, Sapan S Desai
INTRODUCTION: The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) financially penalizes providers who fail to meet expected quality of care measures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the factors that predict failure to meet PQRS measures for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: PQRS measures 260 (discharge by postoperative day 2 following CEA in asymptomatic patients) and 346 (rate of postoperative stroke or death following CEA in asymptomatic patients) were evaluated using hospital records from the state of Florida from 2008-2012...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199053/post-stroke-cancer-risk-among-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Michele L Cote, Rowan T Chlebowski, Kathryn M Rexrode, Michael S Simon
BACKGROUND: Associations between a history of cancer and higher subsequent stroke risk have been established. However, whether a history of stroke is associated with higher subsequent cancer risk, especially for cancers with overlapping risk factors for stroke, is unknown. Therefore, we examined whether a history of stroke was associated with subsequent cancer risk and tumor site, by race/ethnicity, among postmenopausal women. METHODS: Using data from 145,075 participants in the Women's Health Initiative observational study and clinical trials (1993-2014), we used Cox proportional hazards models to predict cancer risk, comparing women with and without a history of stroke...
November 30, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197532/vascular-risk-factor-burden-and-new-onset-depression-in-the-community
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Shayna Adams, Sarah Conner, Jayandra J Himali, Alexa Beiser, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri, Matthew P Pase
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiac events and stroke. We hypothesized that the vascular risk factor burden might itself predispose to both cardiovascular events and depression. Therefore, we examined whether aggregate scores of vascular risk factor burden were associated with the new-onset of depression in the community. We studied 2023 depression- and dementia-free Framingham Heart Study (Framingham, USA) Offspring participants who attended both examination cycles 7 (1998-2001) and 8 (2005-2008)...
November 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196251/effectiveness-of-ipsilateral-stroke-prevention-between-conservative-management-and-indirect-revascularization-for-moyamoya-disease-mmd-in-a-north-american-cohort
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Jose L Porras, Wuyang Yang, Risheng Xu, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Justin M Caplan, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander L Coon, Edward S Ahn, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang
BACKGROUND: Few reports compare surgical intervention with conservative treatment for moyamoya disease (MMD) in non-Asian cohorts. This study describes the effectiveness of follow-up stroke prevention by indirect revascularization relative to conservative management in a Northeast United States study population. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed records of patients with MMD at our institution from 1990-2014. Baseline characteristics and follow-up results including subsequent ipsilateral strokes were collected, and compared between an indirect revascularization group and a conservatively managed group on a per-hemisphere basis...
November 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193462/contribution-of-cardiac-and-extra-cardiac-disease-burden-to-risk-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-varies-by-ejection-fraction-in-heart-failure
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Emil Wolsk, Brian Claggett, Lars Køber, Stuart Pocock, Salim Yusuf, Karl Swedberg, John J V McMurray, Christopher B Granger, Marc A Pfeffer, Scott D Solomon
AIMS: Patients with heart failure (HF) often have multiple co-morbidities that contribute to the risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) and non-CV outcomes. We assessed the relative contribution of cardiac and extra-cardiac disease burden and demographic factors to CV outcomes in HF patients with reduced (HFrEF) or preserved (HFpEF) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: We utilized data from the CHARM trial, which enrolled HF patients across the ejection fraction spectrum...
November 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180589/correction-to-guidelines-for-adult-stroke-rehabilitation-and-recovery-a-guideline-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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December 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171362/complications-of-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-management
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Joyce S Balami, Philip M White, Peter J McMeekin, Gary A Ford, Alastair M Buchan
Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for the treatment of acute stroke due to large vessel occlusion has evolved significantly with the publication of multiple positive thrombectomy trials. MT is now a recommended treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Mechanical thrombectomy is associated with a number of intra-procedural or post-operative complications, which need to be minimized and effectively managed to maximize the benefits of thrombectomy. Procedural complications include: access-site problems (vessel/nerve injury, access-site hematoma and groin infection); device-related complications (vasospasm, arterial perforation and dissection, device detachment/misplacement); symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage; subarachnoid hemorrhage; embolization to new or target vessel territory...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168984/transcatheter-vs-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-low-to-intermediate-surgical-risk-candidates-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Safi U Khan, Ahmad N Lone, Muhammad A Saleem, Edo Kaluski
The American and European expert documents recommend transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for inoperable or high-surgical-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. In comparison, efficacy of TAVR is relatively less studied in low- to intermediate-surgical-risk patients. We sought to discover whether TAVR can be as effective as surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low- to intermediate-surgical-risk candidates. Four randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and 8 prospective matched studies were selected using PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library (inception: March 2017)...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153246/usefulness-of-the-american-heart-association-s-life-simple-7-to-predict-the-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Parveen K Garg, Wesley T O'Neal, Adedotun Ogunsua, Evan L Thacker, George Howard, Elsayed Z Soliman, Mary Cushman
The American Heart Association has identified metrics of ideal cardiovascular (CV) health known as Life's Simple 7 (LS7). We determined the prospective relationship between the LS7 and the incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in a biracial cohort. The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study enrolled non-Hispanic black and white adults 45 years or older. This analysis included 9,576 REGARDS participants (mean age 63 ± 8.4 years; 57% women; 30% black) who were free of AF at baseline and completed a follow-up examination 9...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146683/pcsk9-variants-ldl-cholesterol-and-neurocognitive-impairment-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Matthew T Mefford, Robert S Rosenson, Mary Cushman, Michael E Farkouh, Leslie A McClure, Virginia G Wadley, Marguerite R Irvin, Vera A Bittner, Monika M Safford, Ransi Somaratne, Keri L Monda, Paul Muntner, Emily B Levitan
Background -Despite concerns about adverse neurocognitive events raised by prior trials, pharmacologic PCSK9 inhibition was not associated with neurocognitive effects in a recent phase 3 randomized trial. PCSK9 loss-of-function (LOF) variants that result in life-long exposure to low LDL-C can provide information on the potential long-term effects of low LDL-C on neurocognitive impairment and decline. Methods -We investigated the association between PCSK9 LOF variants and neurocognitive impairment and decline among African-American REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study participants with (n=241) and without (n=10,454) C697X or Y142X LOF variants...
November 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146534/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143732/surgical-and-endovascular-treatment-of-extracranial-carotid-stenosis
#12
Hans-Henning Eckstein, Pavlos Tsantilas, Andreas Kühnl, Bernhard Haller, Thorben Breitkreuz, Alexander Zimmermann, Michael Kallmayer
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) can be used to prevent stroke due to arteriosclerotic lesions of the carotid artery. In Germany, legally mandated quality assurance (QA) enables the evaluation of outcome quality after CEA and CAS performed under routine conditions. METHODS: We analyzed data on all elective CEA and CAS procedures performed over the periods 2009-2014 and 2012-2014, respectively. The endpoints of the study were the combined in-hospital stroke and death rate, stroke rate and mortality separately, local complications, and other complications...
October 27, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141842/treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-concordance-with-the-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-heart-rhythm-society-guidelines-findings-from-orbit-af-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Adam S Barnett, Sunghee Kim, Gregg C Fonarow, Laine E Thomas, James A Reiffel, Larry A Allen, James V Freeman, Gerald Naccarelli, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Alan S Go, Peter R Kowey, Jack E Ansell, Bernard J Gersh, Elaine M Hylek, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: It is unclear how frequently patients with atrial fibrillation receive guideline-concordant (GC) care and whether guideline concordance is associated with improved outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from ORBIT-AF (Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation), we determined how frequently patients received care that was concordant with 11 recommendations from the 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation guidelines pertaining to antithrombotic therapy, rate control, and antiarrhythmic medications...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140557/withdrawn-pharmacological-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter
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REVIEW
John Cordina, Gillian E Mead
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the commonest cardiac dysrhythmia. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are two approaches to the management of atrial fibrillation: controlling the ventricular rate or converting to sinus rhythm in the expectation that this would abolish its adverse effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of pharmacological cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in adults on the annual risk of stroke, peripheral embolism, and mortality...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140555/withdrawn-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter
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REVIEW
Gillian E Mead, Andrew Elder, Andrew D Flapan, John Cordina
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk and adversely affects cardiovascular haemodynamics. Electrical cardioversion may, by restoring sinus rhythm, improve cardiovascular haemodynamics, reduce the risk of stroke, and obviate the need for long-term anticoagulation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter on the risk of thromboembolic events, strokes and mortality (primary outcomes), the rate of cognitive decline, quality of life, the use of anticoagulants and the risk of re-hospitalisation (secondary outcomes) in adults (>18 years)...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133355/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
#16
REVIEW
David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132836/prevalence-of-fabry-disease-in-young-patients-with-stroke-in-argentina
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Ricardo C Reisin, Julieta Mazziotti, Luciana León Cejas, Alberto Zinnerman, Pablo Bonardo, Manuel Fernández Pardal, Alejandra Martínez, Patricia Riccio, Sebastián Ameriso, Eduardo Bendersky, Pedro Nofal, Patricia Cairola, Lorena Jure, Andrea Sotelo, Paula Rozenfeld, Romina Ceci, Ignacio Casas-Parera, Analía Sánchez Luceros
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is an underdiagnosed cause of stroke in young adults, but the frequency of this association is largely unknown. We estimated the prevalence of FD in a nationwide cohort of young adults who had stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in Argentina. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter study of stroke and FD in young adults (18-55 years) conducted in Argentina between 2011 and 2015. Patients were enrolled if they had had a TIA or an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke within the previous 180 days...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119585/effects-of-dopamine-receptor-antagonist-antipsychotic-therapy-on-blood-pressure
#18
REVIEW
N H Gonsai, V H Amin, C G Mendpara, R Speth, G M Hale
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertension, a major risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, affects 80 million American adults. The aetiology of hypertension is multifaceted and difficult to identify. Dopamine receptors, especially those in the kidneys, play a role in blood pressure regulation, and alterations in their function can cause hypertension. The objective of this review was to investigate the association between the use of dopamine antagonists with hypertension focusing especially on second-generation antipsychotics, like clozapine that is D4 receptor antagonist...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114921/association-of-early-left-ventricular-dysfunction-with-advanced-magnetic-resonance-white-matter-and-gray-matter-brain-measures-the-cardia-study
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Anderson C Armstrong, Majon Muller, Bharath Ambale-Ventakesh, Michael Halstead, Satoru Kishi, Nick Bryan, Stephen Sidney, Luís C L Correia, Samuel S Gidding, Lenore J Launer, João A C Lima
INTRODUCTION: Relations between heart failure and clinically manifested stroke are well known, but the associations between heart and brain early abnormalities are not totally clear. AIMS: We explore relations of subclinical brain abnormalities with early cardiac dysfunction in a large healthy middle-aged biracial cohort. METHODS: The CARDIA study enrolled 5115 young adults aged 18-30 years at baseline (1985-1986). We assessed 719 Caucasian and African American participants of the CARDIA study, with echocardiograms and brain MRI at follow-up year 25 (2010-2011)...
November 8, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112333/associations-of-activated-coagulation-factor-vii-and-factor-viia-antithrombin-levels-with-genome-wide-polymorphisms-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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N C Olson, L M Raffield, L A Lange, E M Lange, W T Longstreth, G Chauhan, S Debette, S Seshadri, A P Reiner, R P Tracy
BACKGROUND: A fraction of coagulation factor VII circulates as an active protease (FVIIa). FVIIa also circulates as an inactivated complex with antithrombin (FVIIa-AT). OBJECTIVE: Evaluate associations of FVIIa and FVIIa-AT with genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and incident coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and mortality. PATIENTS/METHODS: We measured FVIIa and FVIIa-AT in 3,486 Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) participants...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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