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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049454/association-of-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Foram N Ashar, Yiyi Zhang, Ryan J Longchamps, John Lane, Anna Moes, Megan L Grove, Josyf C Mychaleckyj, Kent D Taylor, Josef Coresh, Jerome I Rotter, Eric Boerwinkle, Nathan Pankratz, Eliseo Guallar, Dan E Arking
Importance: Mitochondrial dysfunction is a core component of the aging process and may play a key role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNA-CN), which represents the number of mitochondria per cell and number of mitochondrial genomes per mitochondrion, is an indirect biomarker of mitochondrial function. Objective: To determine whether mtDNA-CN, measured in an easily accessible tissue (buffy coat/circulating leukocytes), can improve risk classification for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and help guide initiation of statin therapy for primary prevention of CVD...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049384/ideal-cardiovascular-health-predicts-lower-risk-of-abnormal-liver-enzymes-levels-in-the-chilean-national-health-survey-2009-2010
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Antonio García-Hermoso, Anthony C Hackney, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
High levels of gamma glutamyltransferase (gamma-GT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), as well as fatty liver index (FLI) has been associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between gamma-GT, ALT, and fatty liver index FLI levels across a gradient number of ideal cardiovascular health metrics in a representative sample of adults from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009-2010. Data from 1,023 men and 1,449 women (≥ 15 years) from the Chilean Health Survey 2009-2010 were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049200/subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-history-of-cardiovascular-events-in-italian-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-girrcs-gruppo-italiano-di-ricerca-in-reumatologia-clinica-e-sperimentale-study
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Piero Ruscitti, Domenico Paolo Emanuele Margiotta, Federica Macaluso, Daniela Iacono, Francesca D'Onofrio, Giacomo Emmi, Fabiola Atzeni, Marcella Prete, Federico Perosa, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Lorenzo Emmi, Francesco Paolo Cantatore, Giovanni Triolo, Antonella Afeltra, Roberto Giacomelli, Gabriele Valentini
Several studies have pointed out a significant association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and accelerated atherosclerosis. At the best of our knowledge, no such study has been carried out in a large Italian series and, in this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of both subclinical atherosclerosis and history of cardiovascular events (CVEs), in patients consecutively admitted from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 to Rheumatology Units throughout the whole Italy.Centers members of GIRRCS (Gruppo Italiano di Ricerca in Reumatologia Clinica e Sperimentale) were invited to enrol patients consecutively admitted from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and satisfying American College of Rheumatology/ European League Against Rheumatism criteria for RA and to investigate each of them for: traditional cardiovascular risk factors: sex, age, smoking habit, total cholesterol, triglycerides, glycaemia, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome (MS), type 2 diabetes (T2D); RA features: disease duration as assessed from the first symptom, disease activity as evaluated by DAS28, radiographic damage as assessed by hands and feet x-ray, and previous joint surgery; prevalence of both subclinical atherosclerosis and history of CVEs...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040245/code-team-training-demonstrating-adherence-to-aha-guidelines-during-pediatric-code-blue-activations
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Claire Stewart, Jamie Shoemaker, Rachel Keller-Smith, Katherine Edmunds, Andrew Davis, Ken Tegtmeyer
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric code blue activations are infrequent events with a high mortality rate despite the best effort of code teams. The best method for training these code teams is debatable; however, it is clear that training is needed to assure adherence to American Heart Association (AHA) Resuscitation Guidelines and to prevent the decay that invariably occurs after Pediatric Advanced Life Support training. The objectives of this project were to train a multidisciplinary, multidepartmental code team and to measure this team's adherence to AHA guidelines during code simulation...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038414/timing-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Craig Basman, Michael C Kim, Neil L Coplan
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines include a Class 1 recommendation to initiate therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in comatose patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with an initial shockable rhythm who have achieved return of spontaneous circulation. There is also a Class 1 recommendation for immediate angiography in these patients whose initial electrocardiography shows ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, due to a lack of clinical trials evaluating these patients who have received both percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and TH, controversy remains regarding whether the two can be safely combined...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038215/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038214/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-executive-summary-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037313/prevalence-of-ischemic-heart-disease-and-associated-factors-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-southern-brazil
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Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, Ana Carolina Albers, Ana Isadora Pianowski Salussoglia, Ana Maria Bazzan, Luana Cristina Schreiner, Mateus Oliveira Vieira, Patrícia Giovana da Silva, Patrícia Helena Machado, Cynthia Mara da Silva, Mauro Marcelo Mattos, Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of ischemic heart disease and associated factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using the American College of Rheumatology diagnostic criteria in order to select patients seen at primary or secondary health care units in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil, in 2014. The presence of ischemic heart disease was defined as an acute myocardial infarction with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery that has occurred after diagnosis...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032140/heart-failure-with-mid-range-borderline-ejection-fraction-clinical-implications-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Jeffrey J Hsu, Boback Ziaeian, Gregg C Fonarow
Heart failure (HF) with borderline ejection fraction was first defined in 2013 in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as the presence of the typical symptoms of HF and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 41% to 49%. In 2016, the European Society of Cardiology specified HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) as LVEF of 40% to 49%. This range of LVEF is less well studied compared with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
October 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030806/palliative-care-in-the-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Susan E Lowey
Globally, there are 18-million individuals living with heart failure, a disease that is responsible for 12-15 million office visits and 6.5 million inpatient hospitalizations each year. As HF becomes advanced or end-stage, patients often live in a cycle of frequent transitions between care settings, and with unmet needs, including distress from inadequately managed symptoms. Prognostication in patients with heart failure can be challenging due to the unpredictable exacerbating-remitting illness trajectory that is associated with this progressive disease...
October 14, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030153/potassium-homeostasis-in-health-and-disease-a-scientific-workshop-cosponsored-by-the-national-kidney-foundation-and-the-american-society-of-hypertension
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Csaba P Kovesdy, Lawrence J Appel, Morgan E Grams, Lisa Gutekunst, Peter A McCullough, Biff F Palmer, Bertram Pitt, Dominic A Sica, Raymond R Townsend
While much emphasis, and some controversy, centers on recommendations for sodium intake, there has been considerably less interest in recommendations for dietary potassium intake, in both the general population and patients with medical conditions, particularly acute and chronic kidney disease. Physiology literature and cohort studies have noted that the relative balance in sodium and potassium intakes is an important determinant of many of the sodium-related outcomes. A noteworthy characteristic of potassium in clinical medicine is the extreme concern shared by many practitioners when confronted by a patient with hyperkalemia...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029808/potassium-homeostasis-in-health-and-disease-a-scientific-workshop-cosponsored-by-the-national-kidney-foundation-and-the-american-society-of-hypertension
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Csaba P Kovesdy, Lawrence J Appel, Morgan E Grams, Lisa Gutekunst, Peter A McCullough, Biff F Palmer, Bertram Pitt, Dominic A Sica, Raymond R Townsend
While much emphasis, and some controversy, centers on recommendations for sodium intake, there has been considerably less interest in recommendations for dietary potassium intake, in both the general population and patients with medical conditions, particularly acute and chronic kidney disease. Physiology literature and cohort studies have noted that the relative balance in sodium and potassium intakes is an important determinant of many of the sodium-related outcomes. A noteworthy characteristic of potassium in clinical medicine is the extreme concern shared by many practitioners when confronted by a patient with hyperkalemia...
September 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024453/the-histopathologic-reliability-of-tissue-taken-from-cadavers-within-the-gross-anatomy-laboratory
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Guenevere Rae, William P Newman, Robin McGoey, Supriya Donthamsetty, Aryn C Karpinski, Jeffrey Green
The purpose of this study was to examine the histopathologic reliability of embalmed cadaveric tissue taken from the gross anatomy laboratory. Tissue samples from hearts, livers, lungs, and kidneys were collected after the medical students' dissection course was completed. All of the cadavers were embalmed in a formalin-based fixative solution. The tissue was processed, embedded in paraffin, sectioned at six micrometers, and stained with H&E. The microscope slides were evaluated by a board certified pathologist to determine whether the cellular components of the tissues were preserved at a high enough quality to allow for histopathologic diagnosis...
October 10, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023330/heart-rate-variability-and-training-load-among-national-collegiate-athletic-association-division-1-college-football-players-throughout-spring-camp
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Andrew A Flatt, Michael R Esco, Jeff R Allen, James B Robinson, Ryan L Earley, Michael V Fedewa, Amy Bragg, Clay M Keith, Jonathan E Wingo
Flatt, AA, Esco, MR, Allen, JR, Robinson, JB, Earley, RL, Fedewa, MV, Bragg, A, Keith, CM, and Wingo, JE. Heart rate variability and training load among National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 college football players throughout spring camp. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-The purpose of this study was to determine whether recovery of cardiac-autonomic activity to baseline occurs between consecutive-day training sessions among positional groups of a collegiate football team during Spring camp...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022132/an-exploratory-study-of-the-electronic-medical-record-and-outpatient-vascular-neurology-consultations
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Larissa Georgeon, Philip B Gorelick, Tenko Raykov, Muhammad U Farooq, Jiangyong Min, Christopher Goshgarian, Bradley Haveman-Gould, Amy Groenhout, Molly McCarthy
We carried out a quality improvement project utilizing the electronic medical record (EMR) to determine (1) the quality of vascular neurologists' recommendations for recurrent stroke prevention and (2) primary care provider (PCP) acknowledgement of the vascular neurologists' recurrent stroke prevention recommendations and their frequency of meeting the recommended metrics for risk factor control and lifestyle modification. We conducted a retrospective EMR chart review on a convenience sample of ischemic stroke patients during two epochs...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020435/blood-pressure-targets-for-the-treatment-of-people-with-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Luis Carlos Saiz, Javier Gorricho, Javier Garjón, Mª Concepción Celaya, Lourdes Muruzábal, Mª Del Mar Malón, Rodolfo Montoya, Antonio López
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a prominent preventable cause of premature morbidity and mortality. People with hypertension and established cardiovascular disease are at particularly high risk, so reducing blood pressure below standard targets may be beneficial. This strategy could reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity but could also increase adverse events. The optimal blood pressure target in people with hypertension and established cardiovascular disease remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine if 'lower' blood pressure targets (≤ 135/85 mmHg) are associated with reduction in mortality and morbidity as compared with 'standard' blood pressure targets (≤ 140 to 160/ 90 to 100 mmHg) in the treatment of people with hypertension and a history of cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, angina, stroke, peripheral vascular occlusive disease)...
October 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020206/concordance-with-prevention-guidelines-and-subsequent-cancer-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-a-longitudinal-study-of-older-adults
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Heather Greenlee, Garrett Strizich, Gina S Lovasi, Robert C Kaplan, Mary L Biggs, Christopher I Li, John Richardson, Gregory L Burke, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Amanda M Fretts, Bruce M Psaty, Linda P Fried
Reports on the association between multiple clinical and behavioral health indicators and major health outcomes among older adults are scarce. We prospectively examined concordance with American Cancer Society and American Heart Association disease prevention guidelines in relation to cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality among Cardiovascular Health Study enrollees age 65-98 years who at baseline assessment in 1989-1996 (n = 3,491) were free of CVD and cancer. Total and cause-specific mortality, as well as incidence of cancer and CVD, were lower with increased guideline concordance...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017643/-chinese-consensus-on-cpr-and-american-guidelines-on-cpr
#18
Lixiang Wang, Qingyi Meng, Tao Yu
In the article, we compared "2016 national consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation in China" and "2015 American Heart Association guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care" with their definition, orientation, characterization, quantifying and thinking mode. Chinese consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) emphasizes the concept of "survival cycle" and focuses on the victim, it defines the rate of survival in its broad sense, and the thinking mode of the document is typically oriental style...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017533/persistent-organic-pollutants-and-mortality-in-the-united-states-nhanes-1999-2011
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Kristiann Fry, Melinda C Power
BACKGROUND: Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are environmentally and biologically persistent chemicals that include polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and organochlorine (OC) pesticides. Currently, data on the associations between exposure to POPs and the risk of mortality in the U.S. population is limited. Our objective was to determine if higher exposure to POPs is associated with greater risk of all-cause, cancer, heart/cerebrovascular disease, or other-cause mortality...
October 10, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016960/validation-of-the-hcm-risk-scd-model-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-following-alcohol-septal-ablation
#20
Max Liebregts, Lothar Faber, Morten K Jensen, Pieter A Vriesendorp, Peter R Hansen, Hubert Seggewiss, Dieter Horstkotte, Radka Adlova, Michelle Michels, Henning Bundgaard, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Josef Veselka
Aims: The HCM Risk-SCD model for prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy recommended by the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines has not been validated after septal reduction therapy. The aim of this study was to validate the HCM Risk-SCD model in patients undergoing alcohol septal ablation (ASA) and to compare its performance to previous models. Methods and result: A total of 844 ASA patients without prior SCD event were included...
September 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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