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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938531/premature-senescence-of-cardiac-fibroblasts-and-atrial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jun Xie, Yuhan Chen, Chuanxian Hu, Quanhua Pan, Bingjian Wang, Xueling Li, Jin Geng, Biao Xu
Premature senescence is associated with atrial fibrosis and has an antifibrotic effect in mice. However, the role of senescence in atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. Here, we investigated the association of premature senescence with fibrosis and also determined the role of senescence in the recurrence of AF after surgery ablation. Western blot, Sirius red staining, SA-β-gal staining and immunohistochemistry were performed to detect the degree of atrial fibrosis ,the expression of TGF-β and collagens, and also the senescence markers in 72 tissue specimens of left atrial appendage in this study...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935681/sex-differences-in-the-utilization-and-outcomes-of-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Zakeih Chaker, Vinay Badhwar, Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Chad J Zack, David R Holmes, Charanjit S Rihal, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: Studies assessing the differential impact of sex on outcomes of aortic valve replacement (AVR) yielded conflicting results. We sought to investigate sex-related differences in AVR utilization, patient risk profile, and in-hospital outcomes using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 166 809 patients (63% male and 37% female) who underwent AVR between 2003 and 2014 were identified, and 48.5% had a concomitant cardiac surgery procedure...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932497/evaluation-of-amiodarone-versus-metoprolol-in-treating-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Alireza Kamali, Amir Sanatkar, Mehrzad Sharifi, Esmaeil Moshir
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting patients in open heart ICU after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Most cardiac surgery textbooks recommend beta blockers as the drug of choice for treating such a condition while many experienced physicians and a number of anesthesiology references offer amiodarone as the drug of choice. Therefore, because of insufficient evidence and the aforementioned controversy, we decided to conduct a study evaluating these two antiarrhythmic medicines...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929616/noninvasive-assessment-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-by-deceleration-time-of-early-diastolic-mitral-annular-velocity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kazushi Takemoto, Kumiko Hirata, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Tanimoto, Makoto Orii, Yasutsugu Shiono, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Hironori Kitabata, Takashi Kubo, Atsushi Tanaka, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVE: To examine the diagnostic ability of the deceleration time of early mitral annular velocity (e'DT) as determined by tissue Doppler velocity image, a method for assessing LV filling pressure. BACKGROUNDS: Estimation of LV filling pressure by Doppler echocardiography requires a combination of various parameters. Therefore, there remains a need for a simple index in LV filling pressure estimation. The e' is known to be reduced and delayed with increased LV filling pressure during development of heart failure...
September 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929066/surgical-treatment-of-retrosternal-goitre
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Kiera Welman, Richard Heyes, Paras Dalal, Sarah Hough, Marciano Bunalade, Vladimir Anikin
This study aims to evaluate surgical approaches to the management of retrosternal goitre. Between 2004 and 2014, 35 patients (eight males; mean age 67.4 ± 10.9 years) with retrosternal goitre (mainly right-sided in 9, left-sided in 14 and bilateral in 12) underwent surgery. A palpable neck mass was found in 11 (31.4%), stridor in 10 (28.6%) and thyrotoxicosis in 4 (11.4%) cases. 4 (11.4%) patients were asymptomatic. Tracheal compression was detected radiologically in 27 (77.2%) patients with deviation in 18 (51...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918897/colchicine-for-primary-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carsten Lennerz, Manish Barman, Mahmoud Tantawy, Mark Sopher, Peter Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently after open-heart surgery. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and increased healthcare costs. Prophylactic administration of colchicine may mitigate post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF). METHODS: We searched PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov and CENTRAL databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that; (1) compared prophylactic use of colchicine to placebo, or usual care, in patients with sinus rhythm who underwent elective open-heart surgery and (2) reported POAF-incidence...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914213/-medical-treatment-of-people-with-dementia-requires-dealing-with-uncertainty
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J P J Slaets
Here we report on a number of medical dilemmas during the final 6 years of life of a 78-year-old woman with dementia. Questions concerning both diagnostic procedures and treatment options are discussed. The first dilemma concerns mild symptoms leading to the diagnosis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and the requirement for anticoagulation; the second dilemma concerns vague symptoms of tiredness with anaemia leading to the diagnosis of colon cancer and the requirement for surgery. The conclusion is that there are no protocols that can be used to solve questions of this nature, and we need careful reflection with colleagues, the patient and important people in the patient's life in order to make decisions in the best interest of the quality of life as experienced by the patient...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913672/reversal-of-dabigatran-associated-bleeding-using-idarucizumab-review-of-the-current-evidence
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Michela Giustozzi, Melina Verso, Giancarlo Agnelli, Cecilia Becattini
Major bleeding occurs in about 4% of patients while on treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The case-fatality rate associated with these events is estimated to be about 5%. The specific roles of antidotes, when used with DOACs in reducing the case fatality or improving the overall clinical course of these events, are not thoroughly understood. To this regard, the US Food and Drug Administration as well as European Medicines Agency have recently licensed idarucizumab for the management of patients with life-threatening bleeding or the need for urgent surgery/procedures while on treatment with dabigatran...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903938/atrial-fibrillation-in-acute-obstructive-sleep-apnea-autonomic-nervous-mechanism-and-modulation
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Lilei Yu, Xuefei Li, Bing Huang, Xiaoya Zhou, Menglong Wang, Liping Zhou, Guannan Meng, Yuhong Wang, Zhenya Wang, Jielin Deng, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) induced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not completely understood. This study investigated the roles of the intrinsic and extrinsic cardiac autonomic nervous system in OSA-induced AF and provided noninvasive autonomic nervous modulation for the suppression of OSA-induced AF by using low-level transcutaneous electrical stimulation (LL-TS) of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve at the tragus. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen dogs received tracheostomy under general anesthesia and were randomly divided into 3 groups: the OSA group (OSA was simulated via clamping of the endotracheal tube at end expiration for 1...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902899/selective-autonomic-stimulation-of-the-av-node-fat-pad-to-control-rapid-post-operative-atrial-arrhythmias
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Marco A Mercader, Dingchao He, Aditya C Sharma, Mark C Marchitto, Gregory Trachiotis, Gene A Bornzin, Richard Jonas, Jeffrey P Moak
Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) and atrial fibrillation (AF) occur in patients recovering from open-heart surgery (OHS). Pharmacologic treatment is used for the control of post-operative atrial arrhythmias (POAA), but is associated with side effects. There is a need for a reversible, modulated solution to rate control. We propose a non-pharmacologic technique that can modulate AV nodal conduction in a selective fashion. Ten mongrel dogs underwent OHS. Stimulation of the anterior right (AR) and inferior right (IR) fat pad (FP) was done using a 7-pole electrode...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901221/direct-oral-anticoagulant-reversal-how-when-and-issues-faced
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Mikhail S Dzeshka, Daniele Pastori, Gregory Y H Lip
The number of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients requiring thrombo-prophylaxis with oral anticoagulation is greatly increasing. The introduction of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in addition to standard therapy with dose-adjusted warfarin has increased the therapeutic options for AF patients. Despite a generally better safety profile of the NOACs, the risk of major bleedings still persists, and the management of serious bleeding is a clinical challenge. Areas covered: In the current review, risk of major bleeding in patients taking NOACs and general approaches to manage bleeding depending on severity, with a particular focus on specific reversal agents, are discussed...
September 13, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900850/assessment-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-ventricular-arrhythmia-risk-after-bariatric-surgery-by-p-wave-qt-interval-dispersion
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Mustafa Yılmaz, Cihan Altın, Abdullah Tekin, Tansel Erol, İlker Arer, Tarık Zafer Nursal, Nurkan Törer, Varlık Erol, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
BACKGROUND: The association of obesity with atrial fibrillation (AF) and with ventricular arrhythmias is well documented. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether weight reduction by a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has any effect on P wave dispersion (PWD), a predictor of AF, and corrected QT interval dispersion (CQTD), a marker of ventricular arrhythmias, in obese individuals. METHODS: In a prospective study, a total of 114 patients (79 females, 35 males) who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy were examined...
September 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898880/personalized-management-of-cardiovascular-disorders
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Kewal K Jain
Personalized management of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs), also referred to as personalized or precision cardiology in accordance with general principles of personalized medicine, is the selection of best treatment for an individual patient. It involves the integration of various 'omics' technologies such as genomics and proteomics as well as other new technologies such as nanobiotechnology. Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers are important for linking diagnosis with therapy and monitoring of therapy. Because CVDs involve perturbations of large complex biological networks, a systems biology approach to CVD risk stratification may be used for improving risk-estimating algorithms and modeling of personalized benefit-of-treatment may be helpful for guiding choice of intervention...
September 11, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898453/echocardiographic-guidance-and-monitoring-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-atriclip-during-open-chest-cardiac-surgery
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Rachele Contri, Sara Clivio, Tiziano Torre, Tiziano Cassina
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure prevents thromboembolic risk and avoids lifelong anticoagulation due to atrial fibrillation (AF). Nowadays, AtriClip, a modern epicardial device approved in June 2010, allows external and safe closure of LAA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery during other open-chest cardiac surgical procedures. Such a surgical approach and its epicardial deployment differentiates LAA closure with AtriClip from percutaneous closure techniques such as Watchman (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA), Lariat (SentreHEART Inc...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890081/factors-associated-with-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-and-other-adverse-events-after-cardiac-surgery
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Emmanuel Akintoye, Frank Sellke, Roberto Marchioli, Luigi Tavazzi, Dariush Mozaffarian
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to evaluate the impact of various surgical characteristics and practices on the risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation and other adverse outcomes after cardiac surgery. METHODS: By using the prospectively collected data of patients who underwent cardiac surgery in 28 centers across the United States, Italy, and Argentina, the details of surgery characteristics were collected for each patient and the outcomes, including postoperative atrial fibrillation, major adverse cardiovascular events, and mortality...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879343/delayed-bleeding-after-implant-surgery-in-patients-taking-novel-oral-anticoagulants-a-case-report
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Chihun Kim, Chugeum Dam, Jieun Jeong, Eun-Jung Kwak, Wonse Park
The use of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has increased in recent times in an effort to overcome the shortcomings of warfarin. They are being used primarily for the prevention of thrombosis caused by atrial fibrillation and offer the advantages of having fewer drug interactions than warfarin, no dietary restrictions, and no requirement for regular blood tests. Although there is reportedly less postoperative bleeding even if the drug is not discontinued during procedures that can cause local bleeding, such as dental procedures, no well-designed clinical studies have assessed postoperative bleeding associated with the use of these drugs...
June 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873378/effect-of-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury-on-long-term-outcomes-of-chinese-patients-a-historical-cohort-study
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Buyun Wu, Lulu Ma, Yongfeng Shao, Si Liu, Xiangbao Yu, Yamei Zhu, Xianrong Xu, Changying Xing, Huijuan Mao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of Chinese patients with cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac surgery with a median 3-year follow-up were enrolled. The long-term survival rate and the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) were recorded, and related risk factors were analyzed. RESULTS: Of all 1,363 patients, 457 (33.5%) developed CSA-AKI. The AKI patients had a lower 3-year survival rate (88...
September 6, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864160/incidence-and-outcomes-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery
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Rabail Chaudhry, Robert Wegner, John F Zaki, Greesha Pednekar, Alex Tse, Naveen Kukreja, Navneet Grewal, George W Williams
OBJECTIVE: The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from years 2010 through 2012 was utilized to determine the incidence, predictive risk factors, and outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in patients undergoing vascular surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective population-based study. SETTING: Data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) (2011 through 2013) using specific International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure codes corresponding with vascular surgery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863040/del-nido-cardioplegia-for-myocardial-protection-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yongnan Li, Hao Lin, Yinglu Zhao, Zhenzhen Li, Debin Liu, Xiangyang Wu, Bingyang Ji, Bingren Gao
Cardioplegia is an important strategy for myocardial protection during cardiac surgery. This meta-analysis was to compare the effects of del Nido and conventional cardioplegia in adult patients. Systematic searches were performed to identify studies using PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. A total of nine studies were included. Cardiopulmonary bypass and cross-clamp time were significantly shorter in the del Nido than conventional cardioplegia (mean difference [MD]: -7...
August 31, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858201/aldoscore-to-predict-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-external-validation-in-a-japanese-cohort
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Joachim Alexandre, Akira Sezai, Stéphane Allouche, Marc-Olivier Fischer, Farzin Beygui, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Paul Milliez
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October 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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