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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693422/radius-of-care-in-secondary-schools-in-the-midwest-are-automated-external-defibrillators-sufficiently-accessible-to-enable-optimal-patient-care
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Michael Osterman, Tina Claiborne, Victor Liberi
CONTEXT:   Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among young athletes. According to the American Heart Association, an automated external defibrillator (AED) should be available within a 1- to 1.5-minute brisk walk from the patient for the highest chance of survival. Secondary school personnel have reported a lack of understanding about the proper number and placement of AEDs for optimal patient care. OBJECTIVE:   To determine whether fixed AEDs were located within a 1- to 1...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688897/frequency-and-predictors-of-communication-about-high-blood-pressure-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-visits
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Christie Michels Bartels, Heather Johnson, Katya Alcaraz Voelker, Alexis Ogdie, Patrick McBride, Elizabeth A Jacobs, Ying-Qi Zhao, Maureen Smith
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Given heightened cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and that higher blood pressure (BP) represents greater CVD risk, we hypothesized that higher BP would predict more BP-related communication in rheumatology visits. We examined predictors of documented BP communication during RA clinic visits. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of RA patients identified in electronic health record records with uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) receiving both primary and rheumatology care...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686441/rheumatic-fever-new-diagnostic-criteria
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REVIEW
Izabela Szczygielska, Elżbieta Hernik, Beata Kołodziejczyk, Agnieszka Gazda, Maria Maślińska, Piotr Gietka
Rheumatic fever (RF) is an autoimmune disease associated with group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection, in the course of which the patient develops carditis, arthritis, chorea, subcutaneous nodules and erythema marginatum. Rheumatic fever diagnosis is based on the Jones criteria, developed in 1944, then revised twice by the American Heart Association (AHA), in 1992 and recently in 2015. The last revision of the Jones criteria consists mainly in the supplementation of the major criteria with echocardiographic examination, the introduction of a concept of subclinical carditis and the isolation of low, medium and high risk populations among the patients...
2018: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685887/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-infants-and-children-with-cardiac-disease-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Bradley S Marino, Sarah Tabbutt, Graeme MacLaren, Mary Fran Hazinski, Ian Adatia, Dianne L Atkins, Paul A Checchia, Allan DeCaen, Ericka L Fink, George M Hoffman, John L Jefferies, Monica Kleinman, Catherine D Krawczeski, Daniel J Licht, Duncan Macrae, Chitra Ravishankar, Ricardo A Samson, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Rune Toms, James Tweddell, Peter C Laussen
Cardiac arrest occurs at a higher rate in children with heart disease than in healthy children. Pediatric basic life support and advanced life support guidelines focus on delivering high-quality resuscitation in children with normal hearts. The complexity and variability in pediatric heart disease pose unique challenges during resuscitation. A writing group appointed by the American Heart Association reviewed the literature addressing resuscitation in children with heart disease. MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases were searched from 1966 to 2015, cross-referencing pediatric heart disease with pertinent resuscitation search terms...
April 23, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685860/intensive-systolic-blood-pressure-control-and-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-in-people-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-secondary-analyses-of-two-randomised-controlled-trials
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Srinivasan Beddhu, Tom Greene, Robert Boucher, William C Cushman, Guo Wei, Gregory Stoddard, Joachim H Ix, Michel Chonchol, Holly Kramer, Alfred K Cheung, Paul L Kimmel, Paul K Whelton, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND: Guidelines, including the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association blood pressure guideline, recommend tighter control of systolic blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is unclear whether intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure increases the incidence of chronic kidney disease in this population. We aimed to compare the effects of intensive systolic blood pressure control on incident chronic kidney disease in people with and without type 2 diabetes...
April 20, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680699/the-additive-effect-of-adherence-to-multiple-healthy-lifestyles-on-subclinical-atherosclerosis-insights-from-the-awhs
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Irina Uzhova, Rocio Mateo-Gallego, Belén Moreno-Franco, Esther Molina-Montes, Montserrat Leon-Latre, José A Casasnovas Lenguas, Fernando Civeira, José L Peñalvo
BACKGROUND: Public health strategies targeting multiple healthy behaviors, rather than individual factors, have been proposed as more efficient strategies to promote cardiovascular health. However, the additive effect of multiple targets on primary prevention has not been fully characterized. OBJECTIVE: To examine how adherence to multiple healthy behaviors is associated with the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis, a measure of early cardiovascular disease...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679405/who-you-are-and-where-you-live-can-determine-how-long-you-live-what-nurses-need-to-know-about-cardiovascular-disease-among-low-income-urban-dwelling-minority-communities
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EDITORIAL
Diana-Lyn Baptiste
Urban populations across the globe face unique health challenges in relationship to gender, race, geographical location and socioeconomic status. The global burden of cardiovascular disease is growing problem accounting for 17.3 million deaths in 2013 and projected to increase to 23.6 million by 2030 (American Heart Association, 2017; World Health Organization, 2018). Like many other countries, in the United States, cardiovascular disease is endemic, remaining the greatest cause of hospitalization and mortality; attributing to more than 45% of deaths among American adults (American Heart Association, 2017)...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676622/low-to-moderate-arsenic-exposure-and-respiratory-health-in-american-indian-communities
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Martha Powers, Tiffany R Sanchez, Maria Grau-Perez, Fawn Yeh, Kevin Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Christine M George, Christopher Heaney, Lyle G Best, Jason Umans, Robert H Brown, Ana Navas-Acien
RATIONALE: Exposure to inorganic arsenic, through drinking naturally-contaminated water, is an established cause of lung cancer. Evidence on the impact of arsenic exposure on lung function, however, is less conclusive. The evidence available, mostly from populations exposed to water arsenic levels >100 μg/L, suggests that arsenic exposure is associated with lower lung function. Prospective studies and studies examining low-to-moderate levels of water arsenic exposure (<50 μg/L) the level relevant for U...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676517/impact-of-changes-in-inflammation-on-estimated-10-year-cardiovascular-risk-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Zhi Yu, Nicole Yang, Brendan M Everett, Michelle Frits, Christine Iannaccone, Jonathan Coblyn, Michael Weinblatt, Nancy Shadick, Daniel H Solomon, Katherine P Liao
BACKGROUND: Validated cardiovascular (CV) risk estimates were developed in populations with relatively stable inflammatory levels. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients routinely experience significant changes in inflammation. We tested whether changes in inflammation impact estimated CV risk as measured using validated population-based risk calculators. METHODS: We studied participants in a prospective RA cohort. We included participants who experienced a decrease (CRP decrease group) or increase (CRP increase group) of ≥10mg/L in C-reactive protein (CRP) at 2 consecutive time points, 1 year apart...
April 20, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674324/indications-for-the-performance-of-intracranial-endovascular-neurointerventional-procedures-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Clifford J Eskey, Philip M Meyers, Thanh N Nguyen, Sameer A Ansari, Mahesh Jayaraman, Cameron G McDougall, J Kevin DeMarco, William A Gray, David C Hess, Randall T Higashida, Dilip K Pandey, Constantino Peña, Hermann C Schumacher
Intracranial endovascular interventions provide effective and minimally invasive treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases. This area of expertise has continued to gain both wider application and greater depth as new and better techniques are developed and as landmark clinical studies are performed to guide their use. Some of the greatest advances since the last American Heart Association scientific statement on this topic have been made in the treatment of ischemic stroke from large intracranial vessel occlusion, with more effective devices and large randomized clinical trials showing striking therapeutic benefit...
April 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673613/health-behaviors-among-stroke-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Haytham Wali, Sawsan Kurdi, Jawad Bilal, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Sandipan Bhattacharjee
GOAL: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has specific recommendations for secondary stroke prevention. The aim of this study was to compare health behaviors engagement between stroke survivors and propensity score-matched controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional, matched case-control study using data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. We included older adults aged 50 or older who participated in the 2015 BRFSS survey and completed the interview...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672467/concepts-for-the-simulation-community-development-of-the-international-simulation-data-registry
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Aaron William Calhoun, Vinay Nadkarni, Carla Venegas-Borsellino, Marjorie Lee White, Matt Kurrek
The past several decades have seen tremendous growth in our understanding of best practices in simulation-based healthcare education. At present, however, there is limited infrastructure available to assist programs in translation of these best practices into more standardized educational approaches, higher quality of care, and ultimately improved outcomes. In 2014, the International Simulation Data Registry (ISDR) was launched to address this important issue. The existence of such a registry has important implications not just for educational practice but also for research...
April 18, 2018: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670391/determining-30-day-readmission-risk-for-heart-failure-patients-the-readmission-after-heart-failure-scale
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Ronald S Chamberlain, Jaswinder Sond, Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Christine Sm Lau, Brianna L Siracuse
Background: Chronic heart failure (CHF), which affects >5 million Americans, accounts for >1 million hospitalizations annually. As a part of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, the Affordable Care Act requires that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reduce payments to hospitals with excess readmissions. This study sought to develop a scale that reliably predicts readmission rates among patients with CHF. Methods: The State Inpatient Database (2006-2011) was utilized, and discharge data including demographic and clinical characteristics on 642,448 patients with CHF from California and New York (derivation cohort) and 365,359 patients with CHF from Florida and Washington (validation cohort) were extracted...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669864/correction-to-2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-guideline-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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April 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667109/ideal-cardiovascular-health-among-ghanaian-populations-in-three-european-countries-and-rural-and-urban-ghana-the-rodam-study
#15
Benjamin van Nieuwenhuizen, Mohammad Hadi Zafarmand, Erik Beune, Karlijn Meeks, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Juliet Addo, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Silver Bahendeka, Matthias B Schulze, Ina Danquah, Joachim Spranger, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Lambert Tetteh Appiah, Liam Smeeth, Karien Stronks, Charles Agyemang
Cardiovascular health (CVH) is a construct defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of its 2020 Impact Goal definition. CVH has, until now, not been evaluated in Sub-Saharan African populations. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in the prevalence of ideal CVH and its constituent metrics among Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana and Ghanaian migrants living in three European countries. The AHA definition of CVH is based on 7 metrics: smoking, body mass index, diet, physical activity, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting plasma glucose...
April 17, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
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REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666704/practice-patterns-and-barriers-for-intravenous-thrombolysis-a-survey-of-neurologists-in-saudi-arabia
#17
Mohammed H Alanazy, Rima B Barakeh, Alanood Asiri, Maha F Edrees, Ahmad R Abuzinadah, Bandar N Aljafen, Taim Muayqil
Only a small fraction of patients with acute ischemic stroke receive intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We sought to assess barriers and practice patterns in using IVT for acute ischemic stroke among neurologists in Saudi Arabia. An electronic survey was sent to all neurologists registered with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. A total of 148 (77.5%) neurologists responded. The most common reported barriers for IVT administration were delayed presentation to hospitals (82.4%) and unclear time of symptom onset (50...
2018: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666020/geographic-variation-in-the-treatment-of-u-s-adult-heart-transplant-candidates
#18
William F Parker, Allen S Anderson, Donald Hedeker, Elbert S Huang, Edward R Garrity, Mark Siegler, Matthew M Churpek
BACKGROUND: The current U.S. priority ranking for heart candidates is based on treatment intensity, not objective markers of severity of illness. This system may encourage centers to overtreat candidates. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe national variation in the intensity of treatment of adult heart transplantation candidates and identify center-level predictors of potential overtreatment. METHODS: The registrations of all U.S. adult heart transplantation candidates from 2010 to 2015 were collected from the SRTR (Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients)...
March 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664200/prevalence-and-determinants-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-obese-subjects-and-the-role-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-and-mass-normalized-to-height
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Frank Lloyd Dini, Iacopo Fabiani, Mario Miccoli, Gian Giacomo Galeotti, Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Andreina D'Agostino, Alessandra Scartabelli, Lorenzo Conte, Guido Salvetti, Ferruccio Santini, Roberto Pedrinelli
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (DD) is a frequent finding in obesity and may predispose to the development of heart failure (HF). However, no data are available on the prevalence of DD after the introduction of the 2016 Recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: To assess the impact of the new Recommendations on the prevalence of DD and on their clinical and echocardiographic correlates in obesity, a prospective study was performed in 588 subjects with an ejection fraction (EF) ≥50% and no history of HF either obese (n = 402; mean age: 47 ± 12 years; women 71%; body mass index [BMI]: 44 ± 8 kg/m2 ), overweight (n = 86; BMI: 28 ± 1 kg/m2 ), or with a normal weight (n = 100; BMI: 22 ± 2 kg/m2 )...
April 17, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663986/-interpretation-of-2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#20
Gang Wang, Bangjiang Fang, Xuezhong Yu, Zhijun Li
In 2018, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has developed the latest 2018 guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), based on the latest evidences. The 2018 guidelines including recommendations on pre-hospital and in-hospital management treatment, has revised and add new recommendations from 2013 guideline. The major changes in 2018 guideline involve applications of brain imaging in early stage, intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy, et al...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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