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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888837/left-ventricular-device-implantation-impacts-on-hospitalisation-rates-length-of-stay-and-out-of-hospital-time
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Roslyn Prichard, Louise Kershaw, Stephen Goodall, Patricia Davidson, Phillip Newton, Frederick McNeil, Timothy Homer, Christopher Hayward
BACKGROUND: Widespread application of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) in advanced heart failure, is limited by costs, and access to technical expertise. Hospitalisation drives both cost and inversely, quality of life - but cross institutional and pre-surgical inpatient length of stay data is missing in the Australian literature. We describe changes in hospitalisation rates, in the year before and after bridge to transplant LVAD therapy and preceding heart transplant (HTX). METHODS: Hospitalisation, Australian refined diagnosis group (ArDRG), and clinical data were assessed for 77/100 consecutive patients listed for heart transplant between July of 2009 and June of 2012...
July 18, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883851/improvement-of-exercise-tolerance-in-cardiopulmonary-testing-with-sustained-safety-after-regular-training-in-outpatients-with-systolic-heart-failure-nyha-iii-and-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-prospective-18-month-randomized-study
#2
Edyta Smolis-Bąk, Hanna Rymuza, Barbara Kazimierska, Ilona Kowalik, Tomasz Chwyczko, Anna Borowiec, Witold Rongies, Agnieszka Jankowska, Hanna Szwed, Rafał Dąbrowski
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of individual training on the level of physical capacity and echocardiographic parameters in patients with systolic heart failure (SHF), NYHA III and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 84 patients with SHF, randomly assigned to one of two groups: with regular training (ICD-Ex) and a control group (ICD-control). The ICD-Ex group participated in a hospital rehabilitation program which after discharge was individually continued for 6 months in an outpatient setting...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877121/begin-again-and-continue-with-life-a-qualitative-study-on-the-experiences-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients
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Fariba Jokar, Hojatllah Yousefi, Alireza Yousefy, Masoumeh Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are a main cause of mortality worldwide. However, new diagnostic techniques and treatments have increased the rate of survival for patients with cardiovascular disease. Cardiac rehabilitation programs aim to maintain and enhance the quality of life of patients and improve the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Suboptimal participation in rehabilitation programs, early exit from these programs, and not achieving lasting changes are cardiac rehabilitation challenges that are associated with health issues, including the increased need for medication, repeated hospitalization, failure in the secondary prevention programs, and long waiting lists...
October 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856140/new-insights-about-the-putative-role-of-myokines-in-the-context-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-and-secondary-cardiovascular-prevention
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REVIEW
Domenico Di Raimondo, Giuseppe Miceli, Gaia Musiari, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Antonio Pinto
Exercise training prevents the onset and the development of many chronic diseases, acting as an effective tool both for primary and for secondary prevention. Various mechanisms that may be the effectors of these beneficial effects have been proposed during the past decades: some of these are well recognized, others less. Muscular myokines, released during and after muscular contraction, have been proposed as key mediators of the systemic effects of the exercise. Nevertheless the availability of an impressive amount of evidence regarding the systemic effects of muscle-derived factors, few studies have examined key issues: (I) if skeletal muscle cells themselves are the main source of cytokine during exercise; (II) if the release of myokines into the systemic circulation reach an adequate concentration to provide significant effects in tissues far from skeletal muscle; (III) what may be the role carried out by muscular cytokine regarding the well-known benefits induced by regular exercise, first of all the anti-inflammatory effect of exercise...
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837458/early-lessons-on-bundled-payment-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Lindsay E Jubelt, Keith S Goldfeld, Saul B Blecker, Wei-Yi Chung, John A Bendo, Joseph A Bosco, Thomas J Errico, Anthony K Frempong-Boadu, Richard Iorio, James D Slover, Leora I Horwitz
INTRODUCTION: Orthopaedic care is shifting to alternative payment models. We examined whether New York University Langone Medical Center achieved savings under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. METHODS: This study was a difference-in-differences study of Medicare fee-for-service patients hospitalized from April 2011 to June 2012 and October 2013 to December 2014 for lower extremity joint arthroplasty, cardiac valve procedures, or spine surgery (intervention groups), or for congestive heart failure, major bowel procedures, medical peripheral vascular disorders, medical noninfectious orthopaedic care, or stroke (control group)...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815407/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-early-use-of-v2-receptor-antagonists-in-elderly-patients-with-decompensated-heart-failure
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Ryuichi Matsukawa, Toru Kubota, Masanori Okabe, Yusuke Yamamoto, Hiroshi Meno
We recently reported that the early initiation of tolvaptan in congestive heart failure shortened the hospital stay and reduced the rate of in-hospital death. However, whether or not these results apply to elderly patients with congestive heart failure is unclear. We performed a sub-analysis of our previous study. Among the 102 patients in that study, we retrospectively analyzed the elderly patients >75 years of age treated with tolvaptan. First, we analyzed the efficacy of early tolvaptan use in these patients...
August 16, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810469/psychological-factors-and-self-rated-health-an-observative-study-on-cardiological-patients
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Claudia Chiavarino, Chiara Poggio, Franco Rusconi, Anna Angela Rachele Beretta, Stefano Aglieri
This study investigated the association of illness representations, awareness of bodily states and health complaints to self-rated health in N = 150 consecutive patients with heart disease (ischaemic disease, heart failure and heart valve disease) and explored differences between 'health optimist' and 'health pessimist' patients. After controlling for medical variables, health complaints accounted for 14.2 per cent of patients' self-rated health, and illness representations contributed for another 16...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801415/randomised-feasibility-trial-into-the-effects-of-low-frequency-electrical-muscle-stimulation-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients
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Stuart Ennis, Gordon McGregor, Thomas Hamborg, Helen Jones, Robert Shave, Sally J Singh, Prithwish Banerjee
OBJECTIVES: Low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation (LF-EMS) may have the potential to reduce breathlessness and increase exercise capacity in the chronic heart failure population who struggle to adhere to conventional exercise. The study's aim was to establish if a randomised controlled trial of LF-EMS was feasible. DESIGN AND SETTING: Double blind (participants, outcome assessors), randomised study in a secondary care outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767502/is-swimming-safe-in-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
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Parin Shah, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Alexandra Macnamara, Alessia Urbinati, Andrew L Clark
It is not clear whether swimming is safe in patients with chronic heart failure. Ten studies examining the hemodynamic effects of acute water immersion (WI) (155 patients; average age 60 years; 86% male; mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 29%) and 6 randomized controlled trials of rehabilitation comparing swimming with either medical treatment only (n=3) or cycling (n=1) or aerobic exercise (n=2), (136 patients, average age 59 years; 84% male, mean LVEF 31%) were considered. In 7 studies of warm WI (30 -35 ºC): heart rate (HR) fell (2-15%), and both cardiac output (CO) (7-37%) and stroke volume (SV) increased (13-41%)...
June 22, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758419/the-impact-of-drop-out-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-outcome-among-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Sofie Pardaens, Anne-Marie Willems, Els Clays, Anneleen Baert, Marc Vanderheyden, Sofie Verstreken, Inge Du Bois, Delphine Vervloet, Johan De Sutter
Background The effect of adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on outcome is not clear. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact of drop-out for non-medical reasons of CR on event-free survival in coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods A total of 876 patients who attended CR after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) were included. Drop-out was defined as attending ≤50% of the training sessions. A combined endpoint of all-cause mortality and rehospitalization for a cardiovascular event was used to specify event-free survival...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756079/-exercise-testing-new-guidelines
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Dany Michel Marcadet
The GERS (Exercise Rehabilitation and Sports Group of the French Society of Cardiology) has decided to update current guidelines regarding the practice of EKG stress tests. Since the last update dates from 1997, the GERS judged it necessary to integrate data from new works and advancements made in the last 20 years. Good clinical practices and safety conditions are better defined regarding the structure, location, material, staff competency, as well as convention with hospital structures. The diagnosis of coronary artery disease remains the principal indication for a stress test...
July 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750610/an-exploratory-study-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-bcaa-preparation-used-in-combination-with-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Munenori Takata, Eisuke Amiya, Masafumi Watanabe, Yumiko Hosoya, Atsuko Nakayama, Takayuki Fujiwara, Masanobu Taya, Gaku Oguri, Kanako Hyodo, Naoko Takayama, Nami Takano, Tomoe Mashiko, Yukari Uemura, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is generally complicated with patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and its presence negatively affects the course of heart failure, however effective nutritional intervention had not been elucidated yet. The primary objective of this study is to explore whether the addition of a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) preparation for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) of patients with CHF further improves cardiopulmonary functions, skeletal muscle functions, and metabolism in comparison with conventional CR...
July 27, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733092/exercise-training-to-reduce-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
María Javiera Saavedra, Fernando Romero, Jorge Roa, Iván Rodríguez-Núñez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of exercise training on sympathetic nerve activity in heart failure patients. METHODS: A systematic review was performed. An electronic search of MEDLINE, ProQuest, SciELO, SPORTDiscus, Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine Source, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Tripdatabase, Science Direct and PEDrO was performed from their inception to February 2017. Clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies were considered for primary article selection...
July 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727672/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Toufik Mahfood Haddad, Alok Saurav, Aiman Smer, Muhammad S Azzouz, Abhilash Akinapelli, Mark A Williams, Venkata M Alla
PURPOSE: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (EBCR) has been demonstrated to improve functional capacity in heart failure (HF). However, there are limited data on the effect of EBCR in patients with advanced HF and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the effects of EBCR on functional capacity in patients with LVAD. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for randomized studies assessing the impact of EBCR in patients following LVAD implantation compared with standard therapy (ST)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700063/reassessment-of-quality-of-life-domains-in-patients-with-compensated-chagas-heart-failure-after-participating-in-a-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
#15
Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Fernanda de Souza Nogueira Sardinha Mendes, Vivian Liane Mattos Pinto, Paula Simplício da Silva, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Andrea Silvestre de Sousa
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation program on quality of life. METHODS: This secondary analysis of a single-arm study included 12 patients with Chagas heart failure. The cardiac rehabilitation program comprised exercise training and nutritional and pharmaceutical counseling. Quality of life was assessed using the SF-36 questionnaire. RESULTS: The program promoted improved physical functioning (β= +5.7; p=0...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695558/rehabilitation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Stephan Keusch, Alexander Turk, Stéphanie Saxer, Nicola Ehlken, Ekkehard Grunig, Silvia Ulrich, On Behalf Of The Swiss Society Of Pulmonary Hypertension
Exertional dyspnoea is a leading symptom in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Patients suffering from PAH report poor quality of life, have skeletal muscle dysfunction and in the absence of advanced medical therapy deteriorate progressively due to right heart failure which can lead to death. For decades, patients with PAH were advised to avoid exercise in fear of exacerbated right heart failure. Recently, it has been shown that a highly supervised rehabilitation programme in expert centres leads to significant improvements in symptoms, quality of life, exercise capacity and may even enhance haemodynamics in selected stable patients treated with advanced regimens of PAH-targeted drugs...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688730/use-of-medical-orders-for-scope-of-treatment-for-heart-failure-patients-during-postacute-care-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
#17
Hillary Lum, Oluyomi Obafemi, Joanna Dukes, Molly Nowels, Kristina Samon, Rebecca S Boxer
BACKGROUND: Individuals with heart failure (HF) who are hospitalized and admitted to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are at high risk for rehospitalization and death. The care preferences of this high-risk population have not been studied. OBJECTIVES: To describe care preferences of patients with HF admitted to SNFs for rehabilitation based on Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) documentation, and evaluate goal-concordant care based on MOST documentation, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalization...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671938/cardiac-rehabilitation-participation-rates-and-outcomes-for-patients-with-heart-failure
#18
Jason L Rengo, Patrick D Savage, Trace Barrett, Philip A Ades
PURPOSE: Exercise training has been shown to reduce combined cardiovascular mortality and hospitalizations in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Whereas there are extensive data on exercise training for individuals with HFrEF in a research setting, the experience of delivering cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services in the clinical setting has not been well described. With little knowledge regarding the number of qualifying patients with HFrEF in the United States, we described our 18-month experience recruiting hospitalized inpatients and stable outpatients into phase 2 CR...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665906/characteristics-of-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-readmissions-within-30-days-following-an-acute-exacerbation
#19
Austin Castillo, Hawa Edriss, Kavitha Selvan, Kenneth Nugent
BACKGROUND: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program targets Medicare patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and penalizes hospitals that have increased 30-day readmission rates for these patients. The main goals of this study were to determine the clinical explanations for readmissions within 30 days, to identify possible deficiencies in patient care, and to identify typical characteristics of patients who were readmitted to the hospital...
July 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665511/home-based-versus-centre-based-cardiac-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Lindsey Anderson, Georgina A Sharp, Rebecca J Norton, Hasnain Dalal, Sarah G Dean, Kate Jolly, Aynsley Cowie, Anna Zawada, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death globally. Traditionally, centre-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes are offered to individuals after cardiac events to aid recovery and prevent further cardiac illness. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes have been introduced in an attempt to widen access and participation. This is an update of a review previously published in 2009 and 2015. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of home-based and supervised centre-based cardiac rehabilitation on mortality and morbidity, exercise-capacity, health-related quality of life, and modifiable cardiac risk factors in patients with heart disease...
June 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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