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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899012/disease-outcomes-and-care-fragmentation-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Theresa L Walunas, Kathryn L Jackson, Anh H Chung, Karen A Mancera-Cuevas, Daniel L Erickson, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Abel Kho
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of care fragmentation across multiple healthcare institutions on disease outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Using the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of electronic health records from six institutions, we identified patients with SLE, using ICD-9 codes, whose care was delivered at more than one organization. We examined whether patients had severe infections or comorbidities (ICD-9 code defined) that indicate SLE-induced damage...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881567/importance-of-assessing-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-clinical-practice-a-case-for-fitness-as-a-clinical-vital-sign-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Robert Ross, Steven N Blair, Ross Arena, Timothy S Church, Jean-Pierre Després, Barry A Franklin, William L Haskell, Leonard A Kaminsky, Benjamin D Levine, Carl J Lavie, Jonathan Myers, Josef Niebauer, Robert Sallis, Susumu S Sawada, Xuemei Sui, Ulrik Wisløff
Mounting evidence has firmly established that low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease, all-cause mortality, and mortality rates attributable to various cancers. A growing body of epidemiological and clinical evidence demonstrates not only that CRF is a potentially stronger predictor of mortality than established risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but that the addition of CRF to traditional risk factors significantly improves the reclassification of risk for adverse outcomes...
November 21, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881558/the-american-heart-association-s-new-institute-for%C3%A2-precision-cardiovascular-medicine
#3
Steven R Houser
"One size does not fit all." These 6 simple words represent the fundamental concept driving an unprecedented initiative of the American Heart Association, the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine. In the field of heart disease and stroke research, we have seen enormous knowledge advances in recent decades, all of which have led to breakthroughs in our ability to treat and prevent these illnesses. We celebrate these advances because they are allowing us to save and improve more lives than ever before...
November 22, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881425/relationship-between-language-preference-and-intravenous-thrombolysis-among-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
#4
Betty Luan Erfe, Khawja Ahmeruddin Siddiqui, Lee H Schwamm, Nicte I Mejia
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of the US population primarily speaks a language other than English at home. Yet the effect of language preference on treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients remains unknown. We aimed to evaluate the influence of language preference on AIS patients' receipt of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 3894 AIS patients who participated in the American Heart Association "Get With The Guidelines(®)-Stroke" program at our hospital from January 1, 2003 to April 30, 2014...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881363/association-between-prediabetes-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Yuli Huang, Xiaoyan Cai, Weiyi Mai, Meijun Li, Yunzhao Hu
OBJECTIVES:  To evaluate associations between different definitions of prediabetes and the risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality. DESIGN:  Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. DATA SOURCES:  Electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar). SELECTION CRITERIA:  Prospective cohort studies from general populations were included for meta-analysis if they reported adjusted relative risks with 95% confidence intervals for associations between the risk of composite cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, all cause mortality, and prediabetes...
November 23, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876328/best-clinical-practice-controversies-in-transient-ischemic-attack-evaluation-and-disposition-in-the-emergency-department
#6
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) affects over 200,000 patients annually in the United States, and it precedes approximately 14% to 23% of strokes. Patients are typically admitted for evaluation and management. OBJECTIVE: This review investigates the controversies of emergency department (ED) evaluation of TIA, including imaging, clinical risk scores, rapid diagnostic protocols, and disposition. DISCUSSION: TIA is a common condition, with over 200,000 patients affected annually, and is associated with risk of stroke...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875347/severe-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ventricular-function-should-it-be-treated
#7
Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Gloria Vassilikì Coutsoumbas, Silvia Zagnoni
Exists a group of patients with small AVA (<0,6 cm/m), and normal LVEF (≥50%) who display a low transvalvular flow (LF) [index stroke volume (SVi)<35 ml/m2] and/or low transvalvular gradient (LG). This condition is called severe paradoxical aortic stenosis (SAO) LFLG. In many studies this condition was associated to increased mortality both with medical therapy and with surgical intervention. Crucial is define correctly the diagnostical criteria of this condition. Indeed there are several specific anatomical and functional characteristics useful in differentiating paradoxical severe aortic stenosis from the other forms of aortic stenosis...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866925/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-and-post-heart-transplant-outcomes-among-united-states-adults
#8
Sandip Zalawadiya, Marat Fudim, Geetha Bhat, William Cotts, JoAnn Lindenfeld
BACKGROUND: Patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are given priority listing status for heart transplant (HT). Data on post-HT outcomes for adults with ECMO support at the time of HT are limited. METHODS: We analyzed data from the United Network for Organ Registry (UNOS) registry for 157 ECMO-supported adults (age ≥ 18 years) undergoing HT after January 1, 2000. Data at the time of HT were examined for their association with post-transplant mortality using multivariable Cox proportional hazard analyses...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864030/incident-heart-failure-and-cognitive-decline-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
#9
Jan Bressler, David S Knopman, A Richey Sharrett, Rebecca F Gottesman, Alan Penman, Patricia P Chang, Wayne D Rosamond, Eric Boerwinkle, Thomas H Mosley
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is found in a significant proportion of patients with heart failure (HF). While cognitive impairment may be a consequence of HF, early signs of cognitive impairment may also indicate subclinical vascular disease, and thus a risk factor for future cardiovascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study is a prospective cohort study of the development of atherosclerosis. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to examine the association between mean 6-year change in cognitive function and incident HF in 7,962 white and 1,933 African-American men and women aged 46 to 70 years and free of clinical stroke...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862055/reducing-stroke-risk-among-young-adult-african-americans-a-feasibility-study
#10
Dawn M Aycock, Patricia C Clark, Matthew J Hayat
African Americans are disproportionately affected by stroke and its modifiable risk factors, and strategies are needed to help African Americans adopt healthy lifestyles early in life. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of the Stroke Counseling for Risk Reduction (SCORRE) intervention, a tailored, theory-based intervention consisting of a motivational video of young African American stroke survivors, the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7® (LS7) risk assessment and education tool, and a 6-week behavioral risk reduction diary...
November 16, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849638/role-of-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-allele-and-incident-stroke-on-cognitive-decline-and-mortality
#11
Kumar B Rajan, Neelum T Aggarwal, Julie A Schneider, Robert S Wilson, Susan A Everson-Rose, Denis A Evans
BACKGROUND: The apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele and stroke increase the risk of cognitive decline. However, the association of the APOE ε4 allele before and after stroke is not well understood. METHODS: Using a prospective sample of 3444 (66% African Americans, 61% females, mean age=71.9 y) participants, we examined cognitive decline relative to stroke among those with and without the APOE ε4 allele. RESULTS: In our sample, 505 (15%) had incident stroke...
October 2016: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847711/effects-of-cervical-kyphosis-on-recovery-from-dysphagia-after-stroke
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Suk Kyoung Kim, Sang Jun Mo, Won Sik Moon, Po Song Jun, Chung Reen Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of cervical kyphosis on the recovery of swallowing function in subacute stroke patients. METHODS: Baseline and 1-month follow-up videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSSs) of 51 stroke patients were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into the cervical kyphosis (Cobb's angle <20°, n=27) and control (n=24) groups. The penetration-aspiration scale (PAS), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Outcomes Measurement System swallowing scale (ASHA NOMS), and videofluoroscopic dysphagia scale (VDS) were used to determine the severity of dysphagia...
October 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846983/gender-specific-differences-for-risk-of-disability-and-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-related-stroke
#13
Ryan C Martin, W Scott Burgin, Matthew B Schabath, Bonnie Kirby, Sanders H Chae, Michael G Fradley, David Z Rose, Arthur J Labovitz
In the latest American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines, CHA2DS2-VASc replaced the CHADS2 stroke risk assessment to determine prophylactic anticoagulation, reflecting female gender's association with stroke incidence in AF. However, little investigation has been pursued of potential risk factors associated with worsened stroke severity. In this study, we examined patients with AF with ischemic stroke patient characteristics associated with increased stroke severity...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846641/prevalence-and-prognostic-implications-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-low-risk-women-a-meta-analysis
#14
Maryam Kavousi, Chintan S Desai, Colby Ayers, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff, Amir-Abbas Mahabadi, M Arfan Ikram, Aad van der Lugt, Albert Hofman, Raimund Erbel, Amit Khera, Marie H Geisel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Nils Lehmann, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell, Joseph M Massaro, Kiang Liu, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Hongyan Ning, Oscar H Franco, Philip Greenland
Importance: The role of coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing for guiding preventive strategies among women at low cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association CVD prevention guidelines is unclear. Objective: To assess the potential utility of CAC testing for CVD risk estimation and stratification among low-risk women. Design, Setting, and Participants: Women with 10-year atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) risk lower than 7...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834297/identification-of-rate-limiting-steps-in-the-provision-of-thrombolytics-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#15
Elise L Metts, Abby M Bailey, Kyle A Weant, Stephanie B Justice
BACKGROUND: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only pharmacotherapy shown to improve outcomes in acute ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a door-to-needle (DTN) time of <60 minutes in at least 50% of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible barriers that may delay tPA administration within the emergency department (ED) of an academic medical center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted from February 2011 to October 2013...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832612/current-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-for-specific-dilated-cardiomyopathies-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#16
Biykem Bozkurt, Monica Colvin, Jennifer Cook, Leslie T Cooper, Anita Deswal, Gregg C Fonarow, Gary S Francis, Daniel Lenihan, Eldrin F Lewis, Dennis M McNamara, Elfriede Pahl, Vasan S Ramachandran, Kumudha Ramasubbu, Kismet Rasmusson, Jeffrey A Towbin, Clyde Yancy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825770/estimating-longitudinal-risks-and-benefits-from-cardiovascular-preventive-therapies-among-medicare-patients-the-million-hearts-longitudinal-ascvd-risk-assessment-tool
#17
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Mark D Huffman, Kunal N Karmali, Darshak M Sanghavi, Janet S Wright, Colleen Pelser, Martha Gulati, Frederick A Masoudi, David C Goff
The Million Hearts Initiative has a goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes-the leading causes of mortality-through several public health and healthcare strategies by 2017. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology support the program. The Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model was developed by Million Hearts and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a strategy to asses a value-based payment approach toward reduction in 10-year predicted risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by implementing cardiovascular preventive strategies to manage the "ABCS" (aspirin therapy in appropriate patients, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation)...
October 28, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823684/impact-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guidelines-on-the-prescription-of-high-intensity-statins-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-or-stroke
#18
Michael Valentino, Jad Al Danaf, Andrew Panakos, Loheetha Ragupathi, Danielle Duffy, David Whellan
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol management guidelines represented a paradigm shift from the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, replacing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets with a risk assessment model to guide statin therapy. Our objectives are to compare provider prescription of high-intensity statin therapy in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) before and after the publication of the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, determine potential predictors of high-intensity statin utilization, and identify targets for improvement in cardiovascular risk reduction among these high-risk populations...
November 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815375/estimating-longitudinal-risks-and-benefits-from-cardiovascular-preventive-therapies-among-medicare-patients-the-million-hearts-longitudinal-ascvd-risk-assessment-tool-a-special-report-from-the-american-heart-association-and-american-college-of-cardiology
#19
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Mark D Huffman, Kunal N Karmali, Darshak M Sanghavi, Janet S Wright, Colleen Pelser, Martha Gulati, Frederick A Masoudi, David C Goff
The Million Hearts Initiative has a goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes-the leading causes of mortality-through several public health and healthcare strategies by 2017. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology support the program. The Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model was developed by Million Hearts and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a strategy to asses a value-based payment approach toward reduction in 10-year predicted risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by implementing cardiovascular preventive strategies to manage the "ABCS" (aspirin therapy in appropriate patients, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation)...
November 4, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813265/association-of-stroke-risk-biomarkers-with-stroke-symptoms-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-cohort
#20
K K Landry, K S Alexander, N A Zakai, S E Judd, D O Kleindorfer, V J Howard, G Howard, M Cushman
BACKGROUND: History of stroke symptoms in the absence of prior diagnosed stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is associated with future stroke risk, as are biomarkers of inflammation, cardiac function and hemostasis. OBJECTIVE: To better elucidate pathobiology of stroke symptoms, we studied associations of these biomarkers with history of stroke symptoms. METHODS: The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort enrolled 30,239 black and white Americans age 45 and older in 2003-7...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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