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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731036/stroke-in-women-from-evidence-to-inequalities
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Charlotte Cordonnier, Nikola Sprigg, Else Charlotte Sandset, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Valeria Caso, Hanne Christensen
Stroke is the second largest cause of disability-adjusted life-years lost worldwide. The prevalence of stroke in women is predicted to rise rapidly, owing to the increasing average age of the global female population. Vascular risk factors differ between women and men in terms of prevalence, and evidence increasingly supports the clinical importance of sex differences in stroke. The influence of some risk factors for stroke - including diabetes mellitus and atrial fibrillation - are stronger in women, and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy also affect the risk of stroke decades after pregnancy...
July 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729407/long-term-stroke-risk-prediction-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-comparison-of-the-abc-stroke-and-cha2ds2-vasc-scores
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José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Vanessa Roldán, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Vicente, Gregory Y H Lip, Francisco Marín
BACKGROUND: The ABC-stroke score (age, biomarkers [N-terminal fragment B-type natriuretic peptide, high-sensitivity troponin], and clinical history [prior stroke/transient ischemic attack]) was proposed to predict stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF). This score was derived/validated in 2 clinical trial cohorts in which patients with AF were highly selected and carefully followed-up. However, the median follow-up was 1.9 years in the trial cohort; therefore, its long-term predictive performance remains uncertain...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729368/increased-stroke-risk-among-patients-with-open-angle-glaucoma-a-10-year-follow-up-cohort-study
#3
Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, Sang Yeop Lee, Hyoung Won Bae, Sung Soo Kim, Chan Yun Kim
BACKGROUND: Although several studies showed the association between stroke and open-angle glaucoma (OAG), there is still lack of longitudinal studies based on large populations. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the risk of stroke after OAG diagnosis over a 10-year follow-up period. METHODS: We performed a retrospective nationwide propensity score-matched cohort study. OAG and comparison groups were selected from a large database from the Korean National Health Insurance Service, comprising 1 025 340 random subjects...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726651/factors-associated-with-post-stroke-fatigue-within-the-first-3-month-after-stroke
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I Delva, N Lytvynenko, M Delva
Aim - identify socio-demographic, personal and psychological factors associated with certain post-stroke fatigue (PSF) domains within first 3 months after stroke. There were examined patients consequently in definite time points after ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes: at hospital stay (234 patients), in 1 month (203 patients) and in 3 months (176 patients). Global PSF and certain PSF domains were measured by multidimensional fatigue inventory-20 (MFI-20) scale. In multivariate logistic regression analysis the majority of variables (gender, marital status, education level, smoking status, level of alcohol consumption, apathetic impairments, arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, body mass index, waist circumference) were not significantly associated with any PSF domain risk at any time point after stroke...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725983/dabigatran-and-vitamin-k-antagonists-use-in-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-cross-sectional-study-of-primary-care-based-electronic-health-records
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Bogdan Vlacho, Maria Giner-Soriano, Edurne Zabaleta-Del-Olmo, Albert Roso-Llorach, Ana García-Sangenís, Rosa Morros-Pedrós
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the profile of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who start an anticoagulant treatment after diagnosis with dabigatran and compare it with those who start with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS: We analysed primary health care-based electronic health records data from 15,075 people with new diagnosis of atrial fibrillation who initiated treatment with dabigatran or VKA spanning 2011-2013. Logistic regression analysis for determination of factors associated with initiation of dabigatran was performed...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724879/infectious-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-risk-factors-prevention-and-prognosis
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Anna Polewczyk, Wojciech Jacheć, Aneta Maria Polewczyk, Andrzej Tomasik, Marianna Janion, Andrzej Kutarski
INTRODUCTION    Cardiac device infections (CDI) are still a significant problem. The knowledge of risk factors for CDI is crucial both for preventing infections and reducing mortality. OBJECTIVES    The assesment of the risk factors and long term survival of patients with CDI. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The clinical data of 1837 patients (40.9% CDI) undergoing transvenous leads extraction (TLE) at a single institution from 2006 to 2015 was analyzed. We compared the clinical and procedure-related factors for all types of CDI: isolated pocket infection (IPI), isolated lead-related infective endocarditis (ILRIE) and PI+LRIE...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722339/structured-pain-management-reduces-patient-discomfort-after-catheter-ablation-and-rhythm-device-surgery
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M Dörschner, A Bollmann, B Dinov, S Richter, M Döring, A Arya, A Müssigbrodt, S Kircher, N Dagres, P Sommer, G Hindricks, K Bode
BACKGROUND: The goal was to test the effectiveness of a structured pain management programme after invasive electrophysiological interventions in cardiology including ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) and implantation, or explantation, of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. METHODS: This was a prospective study with a pre-/post-design where a post-intervention group (116 consecutive patients) was compared to a pre-intervention group (102 consecutive patients) after implementation of a structured pain-management programme using the numeric rating scale (NRS 0-10) and classified as moderate-to-severe if NRS > 3...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711969/hyperuricemia-is-associated-with-an-increased-prevalence-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-referred-for-clinically-indicated-24-h-holter-monitoring
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A Mantovani, R Rigolon, A Civettini, B Bolzan, G Morani, S Bonapace, C Dugo, G Zoppini, E Bonora, G Targher
PURPOSE: Several studies have reported an association between hyperuricemia and increased risk of permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Currently, no published data are available on the relationship between hyperuricemia and risk of paroxysmal AF. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 245 T2DM outpatients without pre-existing AF, cancer, cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease, who underwent a 24-h ECG-Holter monitoring for various clinical indications...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709650/anticoagulation-control-in-warfarin-treated-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-edoxaban-versus-enoxaparin-warfarin-in-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-trial
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Gregory Y H Lip, Naab Al-Saady, James Jin, Ming Sun, Michael Melino, Shannon M Winters, Dmitry Zamoryakhin, Andreas Goette
In the Edoxaban Versus Enoxaparin-Warfarin in Patients Undergoing Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation (ENSURE-AF) study (NCT 02072434), edoxaban was compared with enoxaparin-warfarin in 2,199 patients undergoing electrical cardioversion of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). In this multicenter prospective randomized open blinded end-point trial, we analyzed patients randomized to enoxaparin-warfarin. We determined time to achieve therapeutic range (TtTR); time in therapeutic range (TiTR); their clinical determinants; relation to sex, age, medical history, treatment, tobacco use, race risk (SAMe-TT2R2) score; and impact on primary end points (composite of stroke, systemic embolic event[SEE], myocardial infarction [MI], and cardiovascular death [CVD] and composite of major + clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding)...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706114/one-year-incidence-time-trends-and-predictors-of-recurrent-ischemic-stroke-in-sweden-from-1998-to-2010-an-observational-study
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Lisa Bergström, Anna-Lotta Irewall, Lars Söderström, Joachim Ögren, Katarina Laurell, Thomas Mooe
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent data on the incidence, time trends, and predictors of recurrent ischemic stroke are limited for unselected patient populations. METHODS: Data for ischemic stroke patients were obtained from The Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke) between 1998 and 2009 and merged with The Swedish National Inpatient Register. A reference group of patients was created by Statistics Sweden. The ischemic stroke patient cohort was divided into 4 time periods...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691137/effective-use-of-balloon-guide-catheters-in-reducing-incidence-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-related-distal-embolization
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Dong Hoon Lee, Jae Hoon Sung, Sang Uk Kim, Ho Jun Yi, Jae Taek Hong, Sang Won Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical benefit of endovascular stroke therapy has been demonstrated in several prospective randomized trials. However, in a relevant percentage of patients, mechanical thrombectomy bears the risk of causing new infarction in initially unaffected vascular territories through thrombus fragmentation and migration of clot debris. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of the balloon guide catheter (BGC) to effectively achieve flow arrest and thrombus aspiration during the intervention to avoid distal embolization...
July 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690312/wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-with-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-a-brazilian-family
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Lenises de Paula van der Steld, Oscar Campuzano, Alexandra Pérez-Serra, Mabel Moura de Barros Zamorano, Selma Sousa Matos, Ramon Brugada
BACKGROUND PRKAG2 syndrome diagnosis is already well-defined as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), ventricular hypertrophy (VH) due to glycogen accumulation, and conduction system disease (CSD). Because of its rarity, there is a lack of literature focused on the treatment. The present study aimed to describe appropriate strategies for the treatment of affected family members with PRKAG2 syndrome with a long follow-up period. CASE REPORT We studied 60 selected individuals from 84 family members (32 males, 53...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689200/optimal-medical-management-reduces-risk-of-disease-progression-and-ischemic-events-in-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-patients-a-long-term-follow-up-study
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Zubair Shah, Reza Masoomi, Rashmi Thapa, Mashhood Wani, John Chen, Buddhadeb Dawn, Marilyn Rymer, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the effect of optimal medical management including atherosclerotic risk factor control on ischemic stroke (IS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), carotid revascularization (CRV), and progression of severity of carotid stenosis (PSCS) in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with ACAS (who had at least 3 serial carotid duplex ultrasounds) for incidence of IS, TIA, and PSCS...
July 8, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684438/five-year-follow-up-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-symptomatic-aortic-stenosis
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Ralf Zahn, Nicolas Werner, Ulrich Gerckens, Axel Linke, Horst Sievert, Philipp Kahlert, Rainer Hambrecht, Stefan Sack, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Ellen Hoffmann, Uwe Zeymer, Steffen Schneider
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been implemented into the care of elderly patients suffering from severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, data on long-term follow-up are sparse and predictors of long-term mortality need to be evaluated to better select patients. Therefore, we aimed to analyse predictors of 5-year mortality after TAVI. METHODS: We analysed data from the German Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions-Registry. Each of the 27 participating hospitals agreed to include all consecutive TAVI patients at their institution...
July 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682147/predictors-of-future-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-unexplained-syncope
#15
Dirk Prochnau, Tobias Lambert, Holger Sigusch, Ralf Surber, Paul Christian Schulze
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of implantable loop recorders (ILRs) for symptom-rhythm correlation and to identify predictors of future arrhythmic events. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In our dual-centre study, we analysed ILR data of 189 patients (mean age 67.4 ± 15.2 years, 114 male) with unexplained syncope (single syncope 21 patients, recurrent 168 patients, traumatic injury 43 patients). Patients had severe comorbidities such as hypertension (n = 127), coronary artery disease (n = 31), diabetes mellitus (n = 33) and chronic renal insufficiency (n = 18)...
July 6, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669216/considerations-and-treatment-options-for-patients-with-comorbid-atrial-fibrillation-and-diabetes-mellitus
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Alexandra Sophie Moss, Gerasimos Dimitropoulos, Derek L Connolly, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are common worldwide and their incidence is increasing, representing a significant public health and economic burden as well as an increase in individual increased morbidity and mortality risk profiles. Both conditions are closely related, as patients with DM are at increased risk of incident AF, and AF patients with DM are at higher risk of cardiovascular events compared to non-AF patients. Areas covered: This review article aims to provide an overview of the current evidence linking DM and AF, as well as the impact of obesity, weight loss and stroke on these coexisting conditions...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666577/use-of-evidence-based-therapy-for-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-canadian-outpatients-with-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-facilitating-review-and-education-to-optimize-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-freedom-af-and-co-ordinated-national-network-to-engage
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Alexandra Silberberg, Mary K Tan, Andrew T Yan, Paul Angaran, Paul Dorian, Claudia Bucci, Jean C Gregoire, Alan D Bell, David J Gladstone, Martin S Green, Peter L Gross, Allan Skanes, Andrew M Demchuk, Charles R Kerr, L Brent Mitchell, Jafna L Cox, Mario Talajic, Vidal Essebag, Brett Heilbron, Krishnan Ramanathan, Carl Fournier, Bruce H Wheeler, Peter J Lin, Murray Berall, Anatoly Langer, Lianne Goldin, Shaun G Goodman
Using data collected from 2 national atrial fibrillation (AF) primary care physician chart audits (Facilitating Review and Education to Optimize Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation [FREEDOM AF] and Co-ordinated National Network to Engage Physicians in the Care and Treatment of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation [CONNECT AF]), we evaluated the frequency of, and factors associated with, the use of cardiovascular (CV) evidence-based therapies in Canadian AF outpatients with at least 1 CV risk factor or co-morbidity...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662919/risk-factor-management-and-atrial-fibrillation-clinics-saving-the-best-for-last
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REVIEW
Rajiv Mahajan, Rajeev K Pathak, Anand Thiyagarajah, Dennis H Lau, Francis E Marchlinski, Sanjay Dixit, John D Day, Jeroen M L Hendriks, Melinda Carrington, Jonathan M Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Management of AF is a complex process involving: 1) the prevention of thromboembolic complications with anticoagulation; 2) rhythm control; and 3) the detection and treatment of underlying heart disease. However, cardiometabolic risk factors, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnoea, have been proposed as contributors to the expanding epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF). Thus, a fourth pillar of AF care would include aggressive targeting of interdependent, modifiable cardiovascular risk factors as part of an integrated care model...
June 9, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660188/microrna-in-cardiovascular-aging-and-age-related-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Claudio de Lucia, Klara Komici, Giulia Borghetti, Grazia Daniela Femminella, Leonardo Bencivenga, Alessandro Cannavo, Graziamaria Corbi, Nicola Ferrara, Steven R Houser, Walter J Koch, Giuseppe Rengo
Over the last decades, life expectancy has significantly increased although several chronic diseases persist in the population, with aging as the leading risk factor. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, many elderlies suffer from cardiovascular problems that are much more frequent in an older, more fragile organism. In the long term, age-related cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) contribute to the decline of quality of life and ability to perform normal activities of daily living. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level in both physiological and pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660151/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-and-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-a-new-aspect-of-the-liver-heart-axis
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REVIEW
Alessandro Mantovani
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a pathologic condition frequently observed in clinical practice. To date, the prevalence of NAFLD is approximately 25-30% among adults of the general population in Western countries but increases to approximately 70-75% among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the last decade, accumulating evidence has clearly demonstrated that patients with NAFLD have not only an increased liver-related morbidity and mortality but also an increased risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
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