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Atrial fibrillation in dialysis

Jingwen Tan, Shuiqing Liu, Jodi B Segal, G Caleb Alexander, Mara McAdams-DeMarco
BACKGROUND: Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), including stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), are at high risk for stroke-related morbidity, mortality and bleeding. The overall risk/benefit balance of warfarin treatment among patients with ESRD and AF remains unclear. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the associations of warfarin use and stroke outcome, bleeding outcome or mortality in patients with ESRD and AF...
October 21, 2016: BMC Nephrology
T S Liu, B T Chen, R Dong, Y Li, Y Zhao, K Hua
Objective: To discuss the clinical safety and efficacy about off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) in octogenarians. Methods: From June 2005 to July 2014, 252 patients (male 208, female 44, with a mean age of 81.7 years old) underwent OPCABG in Beijing Anzhen Hospital who were aged 80 years or older were enrolled. Results: Eight (3.2%) patients were diagnosed as single vessel coronary artery disease (CAD), 29 cases (11.5%) were diagnosed as bifurcation vessel CAD, and 215 cases (85.3%) were multivessel CAD...
September 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Simardeep Gill, Min Jun, Pietro Ravani
The prevalence of atrial fibrillation and the risk of stroke display an age-related increase in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. Evidence from large randomized controlled trials conducted in the general population supports the use of anticoagulation to reduce the risk of stroke in the setting of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. However, data in the non-dialysis-dependent and dialysis-dependent CKD populations are limited largely to observational studies, which demonstrate conflicting results regarding the risk-benefit profile of anticoagulation...
October 14, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Martine Gilard, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Karine Chevreul, Jean Fajadet, Pascal Leprince, Alain Leguerrier, Michel Lievre, Alain Prat, Emmanuel Teiger, Thierry Lefevre, Didier Tchetche, Didier Carrié, Dominique Himbert, Bernard Albat, Alain Cribier, Arnaud Sudre, Didier Blanchard, Gilles Rioufol, Frederic Collet, Remi Houel, Pierre Dos Santos, Nicolas Meneveau, Said Ghostine, Thibaut Manigold, Philippe Guyon, Dominique Grisoli, Herve Le Breton, Stephane Delpine, Romain Didier, Xavier Favereau, Geraud Souteyrand, Patrick Ohlmann, Vincent Doisy, Gilles Grollier, Antoine Gommeaux, Jean-Philippe Claudel, Francois Bourlon, Bernard Bertrand, Marc Laskar, Bernard Iung
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized management of high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, survival and the incidence of severe complications have been assessed in relatively small populations and/or with limited follow-up. OBJECTIVES: This report details late clinical outcome and its determinants in the FRANCE-2 (FRench Aortic National CoreValve and Edwards) registry. METHODS: The FRANCE-2 registry prospectively included all TAVRs performed in France...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Liselotte C R Hensen, Victoria Delgado, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Melissa Leung, Mihaly K de Bie, Maurits S Buiten, Martin J Schalij, Jos J Van de Kerkhof, Ton J Rabelink, Joris I Rotmans, J Wouter Jukema, Jeroen J Bax
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is relatively high. The present study evaluated the association between left atrial (LA) remodelling, including an increased size and myocardial fibrosis, and slow LA conduction and the occurrence of AF. METHODS: In 171 ESRD patients enrolled in the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Dialysis patients (ICD2) trial, the LA dimensions, LA conduction delay [as reflected by the time difference between P-wave onset on surface electrocardiogram and A'-wave on tissue Doppler imaging (PA-TDI)] and LA function were compared between patients who exhibited AF versus patients without AF...
September 29, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Yee C Lau, Marco Proietti, Elisa Guiducci, Andrew D Blann, Gregory Y H Lip
A bidirectional relationship exists between atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic renal disease. Patients with AF have a higher incidence of renal dysfunction, and the latter predisposes to incident AF. The coexistence of both conditions results in a higher risk for thromboembolic-related adverse events but a paradoxical increased hemorrhagic risk. Oral anticoagulants (both vitamin K antagonists [VKAs] and non-VKA oral anticoagulants [NOACs]) have been demonstrated to be effective in mild to moderate renal dysfunction...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Thomas A Mavrakanas, David M Charytan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review article focuses on the most significant cardiovascular complications in dialysis patients [sudden cardiac death (SCD), acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation]. RECENT FINDINGS: Current and ongoing research aims to quantify the rate and pattern of significant arrhythmia in dialysis patients and to determine the predominant mechanism of SCD. Preliminary findings from these studies suggest a high rate of atrial fibrillation and that bradycardia and asystole may be more frequent than ventricular arrhythmia as a cause of sudden death...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Diego Brancaccio, Luca Neri, Francesco Bellocchio, Carlo Barbieri, Claudia Amato, Flavio Mari, Bernard Canaud, Stefano Stuard
BACKGROUND: Stroke prevention in dialysis-dependent patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is an unresolved clinical dilemma. Indeed, no randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of oral anticoagulants in this population, has been conducted so far. Observational research on the use of warfarin in patients on dialysis has shown conflicting results. This uncertainty is mirrored by the wide variations in warfarin prescription patterns across centers. We sought to evaluate the association between the use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and mortality among hemodialysis patient with AF and to assess potential factors affecting the risk-benefit profile of warfarin in this population...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
Eun Jung Kim, Suyon Chang, So Yeon Kim, Kyu Ha Huh, Soojeong Kang, Yong Seon Choi
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) show characteristic abnormalities in cardiac structure and function. We evaluated the influence of these abnormalities on adverse cardiopulmonary outcomes after living donor kidney transplantation in patients with valid preoperative transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation. We then observed any development of major postoperative cardiovascular complications and pulmonary edema until hospital discharge. In-hospital major cardiovascular complications were defined as acute myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia, cardiogenic shock, newly-onset atrial fibrillation, clinical pulmonary edema requiring endotracheal intubation or dialysis...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Lohit Garg, Charity Chen, David E Haines
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin therapy for stroke prevention is recommended for patients with AF, but its value in patients with chronic kidney disease on HD is unknown. METHODS: The anticoagulation regimens of patients with a prior history of AF hospitalized for initiation of chronic HD, and of patients receiving chronic HD who had a new diagnosis of AF between 2009 and 2012 were reviewed. Exclusions were renal transplant, peritoneal dialysis, rheumatic valve disease, prosthetic heart valve, GI bleeding, malignancy with chemotherapy in last 6months or still undergoing treatment, a history of AF ablation, a history of ICD implantation, or those receiving warfarin for non-AF indications...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Mei Gao, Jianzhong Sun, Nilas Young, Douglas Boyd, Zane Atkins, Zhongmin Li, Qian Ding, James Diehl, Hong Liu
OBJECTIVES: Body mass index (BMI) commonly is used in obesity classification as a surrogate measure, and obesity is associated with a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of BMI on short-term outcomes after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University teaching hospital, 2 centers. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 4,740 patients who underwent cardiac surgery at 2 hospitals-from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2013, in 1 hospital and from September 1, 2003, to August 31, 2014, in a second hospital...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Tatsunori Toida, Yuji Sato, Hideto Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Komatsu, Shigehiro Uezono, Kazuhiro Yamada, Tabito Ishihara, Shuichi Hisanaga, Kazuo Kitamura, Shouichi Fujimoto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Predictors including the preventive effects of antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs on cerebral infarction (CI) events have not yet been clarified in dialysis patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the risk of CI and preventive effects of these drugs in Japanese hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis (n=1,551, median age (interquartile range), 69.0 (59.0-78.0) years; 41.5% female) were enrolled in the Miyazaki Dialysis Cohort Study and prospectively followed-up for 3 years...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Surapon Nochaiwong, Chidchanok Ruengorn, Rattanaporn Awiphan, Phongsak Dandecha, Kajohnsak Noppakun, Arintaya Phrommintikul
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and meta-analyse the risk-benefit ratio of warfarin users compared with non-warfarin users in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), who are undergoing dialysis. METHODS: We searched PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, grey literature, conference proceedings, trial registrations and also did handsearch. Cohort studies without language restrictions were included. Two investigators independently conducted a full abstraction of data, risk of bias and graded evidence...
2016: Open Heart
Cheng-Huang Shen, Cai-Mei Zheng, Kee-Thai Kiu, Hsin-An Chen, Chia-Chang Wu, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Yung-Ho Hsu, Yuh-Feng Lin, Yuan-Hung Wang
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients commonly have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases than general population. Chronic kidney disease is an independent risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF); however, little is known about the AF risk among ESRD patients with various modalities of renal replacement therapy. We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to determine the incident AF among peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) patients in Taiwan.Our ESRD cohort include Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 15,947 patients, who started renal replacement therapy between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2003...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
OBJECTIVE: There is an increasing number of procedures that traditionally were performed in the inpatient setting that are now becoming office-based procedures. These include peripheral endovascular procedures such as angiograms, angioplasties, dialysis access interventions, and treatment for venous insufficiency. We chose to evaluate the feasibility, safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement in the office-based setting. METHODS: All procedures were performed using local anesthesia, and ultrasound guidance for puncture...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Kevin E Chan, Robert P Giugliano, Manesh R Patel, Stuart Abramson, Meg Jardine, Sophia Zhao, Vlado Perkovic, Franklin W Maddux, Jonathan P Piccini
Nonvitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulant agents (NOACs) are currently recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation at risk for stroke. As a group, NOACs significantly reduce stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, and mortality, with lower to similar major bleeding rates compared with warfarin. All NOACs are dependent on the kidney for elimination, such that patients with creatinine clearance <25 ml/min were excluded from all the pivotal phase 3 NOAC trials. It therefore remains unclear how or if NOACs should be prescribed to patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis...
June 21, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Elżbieta Młodawska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Paulina Łopatowska, Włodzimierz J Musiał, Jolanta Małyszko
Atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently occurs in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the rate reaches even 30% in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Patients with AF and CKD have a significantly higher risk of thrombotic complications, particularly ischemic stroke, and at the same time, a higher bleeding risk (proportionally to the grade of renal failure). In addition, AF and CKD share a number of comorbidities and risk factors, which results in increased mortality rates. Moreover, disturbances in hemostasis are common complications of kidney disease...
May 31, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
Christopher X Wong, Ayodele Odutayo, Connor A Emdin, Ned J Kinnear, Michelle T Sun
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients on dialysis. Although randomized trials of anticoagulation for AF have demonstrated striking reductions in stroke, these trials did not recruit patients on dialysis. We thus undertook this systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies including patients with AF on dialysis that reported associations of anticoagulation use. Twenty studies involving 529,741 subjects and 31,321 patients with AF on dialysis were identified. Anticoagulation was associated with a 45% (95% CI 13% to 88%) increased risk of any stroke, reflecting a nonsignificant 13% (95% CI -4% to 34%) increased ischemic stroke risk and 38% (95% CI 3% to 85%) increased hemorrhagic stroke risk...
June 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Mark D Findlay, Peter C Thomson, Rachael MacIsaac, Alan G Jardine, Rajan K Patel, Kathryn K Stevens, Elaine Rutherford, Marc Clancy, Colin C Geddes, Jesse Dawson, Patrick B Mark
Stroke incidence is high in end-stage renal disease, and risk factors differ between the dialysis and general populations. However, risk factors and outcomes following renal transplantation remain unclear. We analyzed all adult patients with a functioning renal transplant from 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2012. Data were extracted from the electronic patient record. Variables associated with stroke were identified by survival analyses; demographic, clinical, and imaging and laboratory variables were assessed and case fatality determined...
August 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Hsuan-Li Huang, Jyh-Ming Jimmy Juang, Hsin-Hua Chou, Chien-An Hsieh, Shih-Jung Jang, Shih-Tsung Cheng, Yu-Lin Ko
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy (EVT) in octogenarians and nonoctogenarians with peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 511 patients (654 affected legs) who underwent EVT between July 2005 and December 2013 was conducted in a prospectively maintained database. Immediate results and long-term vascular outcomes were analyzed and compared between octogenarians and nonoctogenarians. RESULTS: Octogenarians were more likely to be female and have atrial fibrillation (AF), whereas nonoctogenarians had higher rates of obesity, claudication, and medical comorbidities...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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