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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457362/a-multinational-observational-investigation-of-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Christina E Holbein, Nicholas D Fogleman, Kevin Hommel, Silke Apers, Jessica Rassart, Philip Moons, Koen Luyckx, Maayke A Sluman, Junko Enomoto, Bengt Johansson, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Mikael Dellborg, Raghavan Subramanyan, Jamie L Jackson, Werner Budts, Adrienne H Kovacs, Stacey Morrison, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Luis Alday, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Samuel Menahem, Stephen C Cook, Gwen R Rempel, Kamila White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
OBJECTIVE: First, to compare QOL and illness perceptions between patients with a Fontan circulation and patients with anatomically simple defects (ie, atrial septal defects [ASD] or ventricular septal defects [VSD]). Second, to explore illness perceptions as a mediator of the association between congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and QOL. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Twenty-four cardiology centers from 15 countries across five continents...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457358/crt-survey-ii-a-european-society-of-cardiology-survey-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-11-088-patients-who-is-doing-what-to-whom-and-how
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Kenneth Dickstein, Camilla Normand, Angelo Auricchio, Nigussie Bogale, John G Cleland, Anselm K Gitt, Christoph Stellbrink, Stefan D Anker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Maurizio Gasparini, Gerhard Hindricks, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Piotr Ponikowski, Frank Ruschitzka, Giovanni Luca Botto, Alan Bulava, Gabor Duray, Carsten Israel, Christophe Leclercq, Peter Margitfalvi, Óscar Cano, Chris Plummer, Nedim Umutay Sarigul, Maciej Sterlinski, Cecilia Linde
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in appropriately selected patients with heart failure and is strongly recommended for such patients by guidelines. A European Society of Cardiology (ESC) CRT survey conducted in 2008-2009 showed considerable variation in guideline adherence and large individual, national and regional differences in patient selection, implantation practice and follow-up. Accordingly, two ESC associations, the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Failure Association, designed a second prospective survey to describe contemporary clinical practice regarding CRT...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456889/a-bibliometric-analysis-in-gene-research-of-myocardial-infarction-from-2001-to-2015
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Huaqiang Zhou, Wulin Tan, Zeting Qiu, Yiyan Song, Shaowei Gao
Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of gene research of myocardial infarction and explore their hotspots and frontiers from 2001 to 2015, using bibliometric methods. Methods: Articles about the gene research of myocardial infarction between 2001 and 2015 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC). We used the bibliometric method and Citespace V to analyze publication years, journals, countries, institutions, research areas, authors, research hotspots, and trends...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456363/inadvertent-central-arterial-catheterization-an-unusual-cause-of-ischemic-stroke
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Nakul Katyal, Amanda Korzep, Christopher Newey
Central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is extensively utilized in Intensive Care Units for evaluation of hemodynamic status, administration of intravenous drugs, and for providing nutritional support in critically ill patients. Unfortunately, CVC use is associated with complications including lung injury, bleeding, infection, and thrombosis. We present a patient with an acute ischemic stroke from an inadvertently placed CVC into the right common carotid artery. A 57-year-old male presented to our institution for left hemiplegia and seizures 2 days after a CVC was placed...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456127/neurocognitive-disorder-in-hypertensive-patients-heart-brain-study
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A Vicario, G H Cerezo, M Del Sueldo, J Zilberman, S M Pawluk, N Lódolo, A E De Cerchio, R M Ruffa, R Plunkett, M E Giuliano, P Forcada, S Hauad, R Flores
The relation between hypertension and cognitive impairment is an undisputable fact. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in hypertensive patients, to identify the most affected cognitive domain, and to observe the association with different parameters of hypertension and other vascular risk factors. A multicentre study was carried out, and 1281 hypertensive patients of both genders and ≥21 years of age were included. Data on the following parameters were obtained: cognitive status (Minimal Cognitive Examination), behavioural status (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), blood pressure, anthropometry, and biochemical profile...
February 15, 2018: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455795/does-resting-heart-rate-measured-by-the-physician-reflect-the-patient-s-true-resting-heart-rate-white-coat-heart-rate
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Benoit Lequeux, Charles Uzan, Michaela B Rehman
OBJECTIVES: In cardiology, resting heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) are key elements and are used to adapt treatment. However HR measured in consultation may not reflect true resting HR. We hypothesize that there may be a "white-coat" effect like with BP and that there may be an association between HR variations and BP variations. METHODS: This prospective, monocentric, observational, pilot study (January-April 2016) included 57 consecutive ambulatory patients at Poitiers University Hospital, France (58% male, mean age 64 years)...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455771/angiographic-predictors-of-success-in-antegrade-approach-of-chronic-total-occlusion-interventions-in-a-south-indian-population-in-the-contemporary-era
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Gopakumar Ks, Mathew Iype, Sunitha Viswanathan, A George Koshy, Prabha Nini Gupta, K Sivaprasad, V V Radhakrishnan
Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) intervention is a challenging area in interventional cardiology. Presently about 70% of CTO interventions are successful. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single center prospective study of a cohort of all patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as elective or adhoc procedure for CTO from August 2014 to June 2015. Only antegrade CTO interventions were included. In all patients the following data were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 210 (8...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454549/technology-advances-to-improve-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-what-clinicians-should-know
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Angelo Auricchio, Ward A Heggermont
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a well-established treatment for symptomatic heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, prolonged QRS duration, and abnormal QRS morphology. The ultimate goals of modern CRT are to improve the proportion of patients responding to CRT and to maximize the response to CRT in patients who do respond. While the rate of CRT nonresponders has moderately but progressively decreased over the last 20 years, mostly in patients with left bundle branch block, in patients without left bundle branch block the response rate is almost unchanged...
February 14, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451512/-antegrade-and-retrograde-approach-through-the-venous-graft-for-treating-a-chronic-total-occlusion-in-a-patient-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema
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Francesco Gallo, Matteo Tebaldi, Carlo Tumscitz
Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) is one of the major challenges in contemporary interventional cardiology. These lesions are identified in 15% to 30% of all patients referred for coronary angiography. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of CTOs is technically challenging and requires familiarity with advanced interventional techniques as well as specialty equipment. The choice of strategy and materials is based on clinical features and coronary anatomy; the correct choice is essential to improve the success probability...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451444/survival-and-prognostic-factors-in-cats-with-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-a-review-of-90-cases
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Chiara Locatelli, Danitza Pradelli, Giulia Campo, Ilaria Spalla, Alice Savarese, Paola G Brambilla, Claudio Bussadori
Objectives Large studies focusing on restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in the cat are scarce. The aims of this retrospective study were to describe epidemiological characteristics and to analyse prognostic factors affecting survival in cats with RCM. Methods The clinical archives of the Gran Sasso Veterinary Clinic (Milan, Italy) and of the cardiology unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine (University of Milan, Italy) from 1997-2015 were reviewed for all cats diagnosed with RCM based on an echocardiographic examination (left atrial/bi-atrial enlargement, normal left ventricle wall thickness, normal or mildly decreased systolic function and restrictive left ventricle filling pattern with pulsed Doppler echocardiography)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449338/status-of-hypertension-in-china-results-from-the-china-hypertension-survey-2012-2015
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Zengwu Wang, Zuo Chen, Linfeng Zhang, Xin Wang, Guang Hao, Zugui Zhang, Lan Shao, Ye Tian, Ying Dong, Congyi Zheng, Jiali Wang, Manlu Zhu, William S Weintraub, Runlin Gao
Background -Although the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) continues to increase in developing countries including China, recent data are lacking. A national wide survey was conducted from October 2012 to December 2015 to assess the prevalence of HTN in China. Methods -A stratified multistage random sampling method was used to obtain a nationally representative sample of 451,755 residents aged ≥18 years from 31 provinces in mainland China from October 2012 to December 2015. Blood pressure (BP) was measured after resting for 5 minutes by trained staff, using a validated oscillometric BP monitor...
February 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445059/liver-cirrhosis-and-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-occurring-late-after-the-fontan-procedure-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Masanari Kuwabara, Koichiro Niwa, Tomohiko Toyoda, Takeaki Shirai, Shigeru Tateno, Hideo Ohuchi, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Fukiko Ichida, Tomoo Fujisawa, Teiji Akagi, Yoshiki Mori
BACKGROUND: Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is an important late complication involving liver dysfunction, such as liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure. However, the prevalence, clinical manifestation, and methods of diagnosis of FALD are still not well established.Methods and Results:This study comprised 2 nationwide surveys in Japan. First, the prevalence of LC and/or HCC in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure was determined...
February 14, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444987/cardiovascular-risk-prediction-functions-underestimate-risk-in-hiv-infection
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Virginia A Triant, Jeremiah Perez, Susan Regan, Joseph M Massaro, James B Meigs, Steven K Grinspoon, Ralph B D'Agostino
Background -Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is elevated in HIV-infected individuals, with contributions from both traditional and non-traditional risk factors. The accuracy of established CVD risk prediction functions in HIV is uncertain. We sought to assess the performance of three established CVD risk prediction functions in a longitudinal cohort of HIV-infected men. Methods -Framingham Heart Study (Framingham) functions for hard coronary heart disease (Framingham CHD) and atherosclerotic CVD (Framingham ASCVD) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA ASCVD) function were applied to the Partners HIV cohort...
February 14, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441513/evaluation-of-indications-for-reduced-dose-noacs-in-hospitalized-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Olga Jelonek, Iwona Gorczyca, Michał Bączek, Paweł Kośmider, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
BACKGROUND: Prevention of thromboembolic complications is a priority in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (novel oral anticoagulants, NOAC) is more common, and some patients have indications for a reduced dose of NOAC. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of NOACs being prescribed to AF patients and to compare the groups of AF patients receiving standard and reduced doses of NOACs. METHODS: The study was conducted in a population of 1,327 patients diagnosed with AF and hospitalized at an institution of the highest referral level in cardiology in years 2015-2016...
February 14, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441511/-cardiology-telemedicine-solutions-opinion-of-the-committee-of-informatics-and-telemedicine-of-polish-society-of-cardiology-section-of-non-invasive-electrocardiology-and-telemedicine-of-polish-society-of-cardiology-and-clinical-sciences-committee-of-the
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Ryszard Piotrowicz, Paweł Krzesiński, Paweł Balsam, Maciej Kempa, Renata Główczyńska, Marcin Grabowski, Łukasz Kołtowski, Ewa Lewicka, Michał Peller, Ewa Piotrowicz, Jakub Podolec, Adam Stańczyk, Justyna Zajdel, Grzegorz Opolski
For several years, we have observed the dynamic development of technologies that allow patients to access medical care from the comfort of their homes, without direct contact with the doctor. Innovative solutions based on telemedicine improve care coordination and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, as well as increases patients' security and gives them greater independence, thus eliminating health care inequalities. The rapidly growth of telemedicine and the adoption of new technologies in clinical practice is also observed in Poland...
February 14, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440949/the-prevalence-of-long-term-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-a-cardiology-center-in-bucharest-romania
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Adelina-Mihaela Sorescu, Tudor Enache, Suzana Guberna
Background and aims: Few studies discuss the prevalence of oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) in clinical practice, despite their increasing use worldwide. In America, studies established that 20% to 80% of the patients with indication benefit from OAT. In Romania, there is no data regarding the utilization of oral anticoagulants. Thus, this study aims to determine the trends of OAT. Methods: We designed a cross-sectional study of the patients admitted to the Cardiology Department of the "Bagdasar-Arseni" Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, from the 1st of November 2016 until the 31st of January 2017...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440909/clinical-characteristics-patterns-of-lipid-lowering-medication-use-and-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-among-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Thomas P Power, Xuehua Ke, Zhenxiang Zhao, Nicole Gidaya Bonine, Mark J Cziraky, Michael Grabner, John J Barron, Ralph Quimbo, Burkhard Vangerow, Peter P Toth
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate real-world patient characteristics, medication use, and health care resource utilization (HCRU) and costs among patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) as defined by 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines, to examine burden of disease and unmet needs, such as potential undertreatment. Patients and methods: This retrospective cohort study utilized a nationally representative managed care database to identify newly diagnosed ASCVD patients between January 1, 2007, and November 30, 2012 (index = first ASCVD diagnosis date) in the USA...
2018: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440830/impact-of-intensive-care-unit-attending-physician-training-background-on-outcomes-in-children-undergoing-heart-operations
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Priya Bhaskar, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Jeffrey M Gossett, Punkaj Gupta
Background: The existing training pathways to become a pediatric cardiac intensivist are very variable with physicians coming from varied training backgrounds of pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiology, neonatology, or pediatric anesthesia. Aim: To evaluate the impact of cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) attending physician training background on outcomes in children undergoing heart operations. Setting and Design: Patients in the age group from 1 day to 18 years undergoing heart operation at a Pediatric Health Information System database participating hospital were included (2010-2015)...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437742/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-in-the-context-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-lesson-in-patient-autonomy
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Jonathan James Hyett Bray, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Graham Stuart
Hypertrophiccardiomyopathy (HCM) is common, whereas the decision not to have an implantable cardioverterdefibrillator (ICD) when probably falling into a 'high-risk' category is not. A solicitor aged 45 years attended the inherited cardiac conditions clinic for review of her HCM and discussion about ICD implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Despite a predicted 7% risk of SCD within the next 5 years, according to the European Society of Cardiology endorsed HCM Risk-SCD risk stratification tool, the patient opted against implantation of an ICD and comprehensively justifies her decision...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435968/-a-new-phenotype-of-infantile-onset-pompe-disease
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A Nascimento, E Villalobos-Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Infantile-onset Pompe disease is a kind of glycogenosis resulting from a deficit of the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase. Before specific enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) became available, the classic form was fatal during the first two years of life. ERT increases survival and improves cardiac, respiratory and motor functioning. CASE REPORTS: Case 1: 2-month-old infant with predominantly axial hypotonia who required the use of a nasogastric tube as a result of difficulties in sucking and swallowing...
February 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
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