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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818746/patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-coronary-artery-disease-double-trouble
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REVIEW
Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta Malyszko
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors - hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among patients with CAD is low and it is estimated from 0.2% to 5%. AF is a well-established factor of poor short- and long-term prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is associated with a marked increase in overall mortality...
August 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805310/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-elderly-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Lynn B Oertel, Annemarie E Fogerty
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Four direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are available for the prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF): dabigatran (a direct thrombin inhibitor); and rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban (factor Xa inhibitors). This article summarizes the safety and efficacy of DOACs for the prevention of stroke in elderly NVAF patients. METHODS: PubMed was searched to identify published results of randomized, controlled trials evaluating DOACs for stroke prevention in elderly NVAF patients...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803231/in-potential-stroke-patients-on-warfarin-the-international-normalized-ratio-predicts-ischemia
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Cathy Cao, Ashley Martinelli, Brian Spoelhof, Rafael H Llinas, Elisabeth B Marsh
BACKGROUND: Stroke can occur in patients on warfarin despite anticoagulation. Patients with a low international normalized ratio (INR) should theoretically be at greater risk for ischemia than those who are therapeutic. Therefore, INR may be able to indicate whether new neurological deficits are more likely strokes or stroke mimics in patients on warfarin. This study evaluates the association and predictive value of INR in determining the likelihood of ischemia. METHODS: Patients were identified using the acute stroke registry at a Primary Stroke Center from January 2013 through December 2014...
August 11, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802808/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-direct-current-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Giuseppe Femia, Taufik Fetahovic, Pratap Shetty, Astin Lee
BACKGROUND: For some patients with atrial fibrillation, direct current cardioversion (DCCV) is one strategy that can be used to establish sinus rhythm but appropriate anticoagulation is mandatory to prevent thromboembolic events. Historically, patients were anticoagulated with warfarin with bridging with unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin, however, recently novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), apixaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban have become more popular. Despite the increase in use, real world data on safety and efficacy is limited...
July 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802520/an-analysis-of-long-term-ischemic-stroke-risk-in-survivors-of-septicemia
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Chun-An Cheng, Chun-Gu Cheng, Jiuun-Tay Lee, Hung-Che Lin, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Hung-Wen Chiu
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis increases the long-term incidence of ischemic stroke (IS). The chances for long-term IS in patients who are discharged after sepsis are unclear. Our aim was to demonstrate long-term risk chances of IS after septicemia discharge. We used a nomogram to identify those septicemia survivors with the higher risk of developing IS. METHODS: Inpatient data were used from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, from 2001 to 2003. The event was IS rehospitalization after discharge of septicemia...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801476/warfarin-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chang-Yun Yoon, Juhwan Noh, Jong Hyun Jhee, Tae Ik Chang, Ea Wha Kang, Youn Kyung Kee, Hyoungnae Kim, Seohyun Park, Hae-Ryong Yun, Su-Young Jung, Hyung Jung Oh, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Changsoo Kim, Tae-Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to elucidate the effects of warfarin use in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing dialysis using a population-based Korean registry. METHODS: Data were extracted from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, which is a nationwide, mandatory social insurance database of all Korean citizens enrolled in the National Health Information Service between 2009 and 2013. Thromboembolic and hemorrhagic outcomes were analyzed according to warfarin use...
August 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800179/short-term-outcomes-of-atrial-flutter-ablation
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Byomesh Tripathi, Shilpkumar Arora, Abhishek Mishra, Vishwa Reddy Kundoor, Sopan Lahewala, Varun Kumar, Mahek Shah, Dhairya Lakhani, Harshil Shah, Nilay V Patel, Nileshkumar J Patel, Mihir Dave, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sattur Sudhakar, Radha Gopalan
BACKGROUND: Understanding the factors associated with early readmissions following atrial flutter (AFL) ablation is critical to reduce the cost and improving the quality of life in AFL patients. METHOD: The study cohort was derived from the National readmission database 2013-14. International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis code 427.32 and procedure code 37.34 were used to identify AFL and catheter ablation respectively. The primary and secondary outcomes were 90-day readmission and complications including in-hospital mortality...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799780/lycopene-and-tomato-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-epidemiological-evidence
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Ho M Cheng, Georgios Koutsidis, John K Lodge, Ammar W Ashor, Mario Siervo, Jose Lara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Worldwide, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remains as the main cause of mortality. Observational studies supports an association between intake of tomato products or lycopene with a reduced CVDs risk. Our aim was to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on the topic. METHODS: Medline, Web of Science, and Scopus were searched from inception until July 2017. We included longitudinal and cross-sectional studies reporting associations between lycopene and tomato consumption and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among adult subjects...
August 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798356/low-serum-albumin-level-as-a-predictor-of-hemorrhage-transformation-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Ruiwen Che, Xiaoqin Huang, Wenbo Zhao, Fang Jiang, Longfei Wu, Zhen Zhang, Tingting Bian, Qingfeng Ma, Zhipeng Yu, Qian Zhang, Kai Dong, Haiqing Song, Xunming Ji
Serum albumin levels has been shown to predict outcome in ischemic stroke patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship between serum albumin levels and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in patients with acute stroke. 428 patients receiving intravenous rt-PA therapy were included from 2013 to 2016 and were categorized into two groups: low level (<35 mmol/L) and normal level (35-55 mmol/L) group. Demographic, clinical and laboratory information, HT and functional outcomes were analyzed...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797952/left-atrial-appendage-closure-using-amplatzer%C3%A2-devices-a-large-multicenter-italian-registry
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Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Elvis Brscic, Matteo Montorfano, Luigi Vignali, Paolo Danna, Claudio Tondo, Gianpiero D'Amico, Amerigo Stabile, Salvatore Saccà, Giuseppe Patti, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Arnaldo Poli, Paolo Golino, Paolo Magnavacchi, Alberto De Caterina, Francesco Meucci, Bruno Pezzulich, Marco Rezzaghi, Miroslava Stolcova, Giuseppe Tarantini
BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) has been proven to be effective for stroke prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). We aim to assess the safety and efficacy of LAAO by AMPLATZER™ devices in a large, multicenter, single-nation cohort of NVAF patients at high-risk of stroke and bleeding. METHODS: From December 2008 to April 2015 613 NVAF patients (75.1±8.0years, 62.5% male) underwent LAAO in 15 Italian centers by AMPLATZER™ devices...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797662/amputation-rates-mortality-and-pre-operative-comorbidities-in-patients-revascularised-for-intermittent-claudication-or-critical-limb-ischaemia-a-population-based-study
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E Baubeta Fridh, M Andersson, M Thuresson, B Sigvant, B Kragsterman, S Johansson, P Hasvold, M Falkenberg, J Nordanstig
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this population based study were to describe mid- to long-term amputation risk, cumulative incidence of death or amputation, and differences in pre-operative comorbidities in patients revascularised for lower limb peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study. Data from the Swedish National Quality Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) were combined with mandatory national health care registries and patient medical records...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795688/interventional-and-surgical-occlusion-of-the-left-atrial-appendage
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REVIEW
Etem Caliskan, James L Cox, David R Holmes, Bernhard Meier, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, Volkmar Falk, Sacha P Salzberg, Maximilian Y Emmert
With a steadily increasing prevalence, atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia worldwide and an independent risk factor for stroke caused by thromboembolic events. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is the primary source of thromboemboli in patients with nonvalvular AF who have a stroke. Novel strategies (such as mechanical and nonpharmacological intervention) targeting the LAA in patients with AF for stroke prevention have become a major focus during the past decade. Some devices for percutaneous LAA occlusion are supported by robust clinical data obtained from randomized trials or large registries, and are a valid alternative to pharmacological stroke prevention...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795332/the-patterns-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-seven-balkan-countries-a-report-from-the-balkan-af-survey
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Tatjana S Potpara, Elina Trendafilova, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Artan Goda, Zumreta Kusljugic, Sime Manola, Ljilja Music, Viktor Gjini, Belma Pojskic, Mircea Ioakim Popescu, Catalina Arsenescu Georgescu, Elena S Dimitrova, Delyana Kamenova, Uliks Ekmeciu, Denis Mrsic, Ana Nenezic, Sandro Brusich, Srdjan Milanov, Ivan Zeljkovic, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Data on management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Balkan Region are scarce. To capture the patterns in AF management in contemporary clinical practice in the Balkan countries a prospective survey was conducted between December 2014 and February 2015, and we report results pertinent to the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: A 14-week prospective, multicenter survey of consecutive AF patients seen by cardiologists or internal medicine specialists was conducted in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia (a total of about 50 million inhabitants)...
August 9, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794518/pre-stroke-apathy-symptoms-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-delirium-in-stroke-patients
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Elzbieta Klimiec, Katarzyna Kowalska, Paulina Pasinska, Aleksandra Klimkowicz-Mrowiec, Aleksandra Szyper, Joanna Pera, Agnieszka Slowik, Tomasz Dziedzic
Neuropsychiatric symptoms can be interrelated to delirium. We aimed to investigate an association between pre-stroke neuropsychiatric symptoms and the risk of delirium in stroke patients. We included 606 patients (median age: 73, 53% female) with stroke or transient ischemic attack admitted within 48 hours from symptoms onset. We assessed delirium on a daily basis during the first 7 days of hospitalization. To make diagnosis of delirium we used DSM-5 criteria. We used Neuropsychiatric Inventory to assess neuropsychiatric symptoms occurring within 4 weeks prior to stroke...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794054/cardiovascular-event-prediction-by-machine-learning-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Xiaoying Yang, Colin O Wu, Kiang Liu, W G Hundley, Robyn L McClelland, Antoinette S Gomes, Aaron R Folsom, Steven Shea, Eliseo Guallar, David A Bluemke, João A Lima
Rationale: Machine learning may be useful to characterize cardiovascular risk, predict outcomes and identify biomarkers in population studies. Objective: To test the ability of random survival forests (RF), a machine learning technique, to predict six cardiovascular outcomes in comparison to standard cardiovascular risk scores. Methods and Results: We included participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Baseline measurements were used to predict cardiovascular outcomes over 12 years of follow-up...
August 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781064/cardiovascular-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-following-initiation-of-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-versus-other-glucose-lowering-drugs-cvd-real-nordic-a-multinational-observational-analysis
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Kåre I Birkeland, Marit E Jørgensen, Bendix Carstensen, Frederik Persson, Hanne L Gulseth, Marcus Thuresson, Peter Fenici, David Nathanson, Thomas Nyström, Jan W Eriksson, Johan Bodegård, Anna Norhammar
BACKGROUND: In patients with type 2 diabetes and a high cardiovascular risk profile, the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors empagliflozin and canagliflozin have been shown to lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Using real-world data from clinical practice, we aimed to compare cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in new users of SGLT2 inhibitors versus new users of other glucose-lowering drugs, in a population with a broad cardiovascular risk profile. METHODS: CVD-REAL Nordic was an observational analysis of individual patient-level data from the Prescribed Drug Registers, Cause of Death Registers, and National Patient Registers in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden...
August 3, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781025/changes-in-oral-anticoagulant-prescribing-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Endalkachew Admassie, Leanne Chalmers, Luke R Bereznicki
Suboptimal guideline adherence and underuse of anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been reported worldwide. This study aimed to compare anticoagulation practice in Australia during the pre- and postdirect oral anticoagulant (DOAC) eras. Between January 2011 and July 2015, patients with nonvalvular AF (NVAF) admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia, were retrospectively reviewed. The pre- and post-DOAC era cohorts included admissions from January 2011 to July 2013 and August 2013 to July 2015, respectively...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776540/value-of-combining-left-atrial-diameter-and-amino-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-to-the-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-predicting-stroke-and-death-in-patients-with-sick-sinus-syndrome-after-pacemaker-implantation
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Bin-Feng Mo, Qiu-Fen Lu, Shang-Biao Lu, Yu-Quan Xie, Xiang-Fei Feng, Yi-Gang Li
BACKGROUND: The CHA2DS2-VASc score is used clinically for stroke risk stratification in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to investigate whether the CHA2DS2-VASc score predicts stroke and death in Chinese patients with sick sinus syndrome (SSS) after pacemaker implantation and to evaluate whether the predictive power of the CHA2DS2-VASc score could be improved by combining it with left atrial diameter (LAD) and amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). METHODS: A total of 481 consecutive patients with SSS who underwent pacemaker implantation from January 2004 to December 2014 in our department were included...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772106/frontal-plane-t-wave-axis-orientation-predicts-coronary-events-findings-from-the-moli-sani-study
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Licia Iacoviello, Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, Simona Costanzo, Livia Rago, Amalia De Curtis, Deodato Assanelli, Fabio Badilini, Martino Vaglio, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Peter W Macfarlane, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The orientation of the frontal plane T-wave axis (T axis) is a reliable measure of ventricular repolarisation. We investigated the association between T-axis and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure (HF), atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke and cardiovascular (CVD) mortality. METHODS: A sample of 21,287 Moli-sani participants randomly recruited from the general adult (≥35 y) Italian population, free of CVD disease, were followed for a median of 4...
July 22, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771491/atrial-fibrillation-in-retinal-vascular-occlusion-disease-and-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Josep Callizo, Nicolas Feltgen, Antje Ammermann, Janina Ganser, Sebastian Bemme, Thomas Bertelmann, Sebastian Pfeiffer, Andre Duvinage, Klaus Gröschel, Hans Hoerauf, Rolf Wachter
BACKGROUND: Patients with retinal vascular occlusion disease have an increased risk for ischemic stroke and share some risk factors with cerebrovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to analyze the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in subjects with retinal vascular occlusive disease and anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and to compare these data to an ischemic stroke group. METHODS: Prospective, observational single-center trial. Subjects with retinal artery occlusion (RAO), retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) were included...
2017: PloS One
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