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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043405/-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-treatment-esc-guidelines-2017
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A Schäfer, J Bauersachs
Dual antiplatelet treatment (DAPT) is a cornerstone of maintenance medication of patients following elective percutaneous coronary interventions or an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), e. g. ST elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina. In recent years the inclusion of P2Y12 inhibition in addition to low-dose acetylsalicylic acid has been intensively debated. Following the introduction of the modern generation of drug-eluting stents for elective coronary interventions, the duration of the necessary DAPT has been clearly reduced...
October 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016832/contemporary-stroke-prevention-strategies-in-11%C3%A2-096-european-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-report-from-the-eurobservational-research-programme-on-atrial-fibrillation-eorp-af-long-term-general-registry
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Giuseppe Boriani, Marco Proietti, Cécile Laroche, Laurent Fauchier, Francisco Marin, Michael Nabauer, Tatjana Potpara, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Zbigniew Kalarus, Igor Diemberger, Luigi Tavazzi, Aldo P Maggioni, Gregory Y H Lip
Aims: Contemporary data regarding atrial fibrillation (AF) management and current use of oral anticoagulants (OACs) for stroke prevention are needed. Methods and results: The EURObservational Research Programme on AF (EORP-AF) Long-Term General Registry analysed consecutive AF patients presenting to cardiologists in 250 centres from 27 European countries. From 2013 to 2016, 11 096 patients were enrolled (40.7% female; mean age 69 ± 11 years). At discharge, OACs were used in 9379 patients (84...
September 14, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986061/adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-atrial-fibrillation-validation-of-the-new-2mace-risk-score
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Marija Polovina, Dijana Đikić, Ana Vlajković, Matej Vilotijević, Ivan Milinković, Milika Ašanin, Miodrag Ostojić, Andrew J S Coats, Petar M Seferović
BACKGROUND: In addition to thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation (AF) may also predispose to major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) attributable to coronary artery disease (CAD), including myocardial infarction (MI). The 2MACE score (2 points - Metabolic syndrome and Age≥75years, 1 point - MI/revascularization, Congestive heart failure/ejection-fraction <40%, and thrombo-Embolism) was recently proposed to help identify AF patients at risk of MACE. We assessed the predictive validity of the 2MACE score for MACE occurrence in AF patients free of CAD at baseline...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972004/prevention-of-stroke-with-the-addition-of-ezetimibe-to-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-improve-it
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Erin A Bohula, Stephen D Wiviott, Robert P Giugliano, Michael A Blazing, Jeong-Gun Park, Sabina A Murphy, Jennifer A White, Francois Mach, Frans J Van de Werf, Anthony J Dalby, Harvey D White, Andrew M Tershakovec, Christopher P Cannon, Eugene Braunwald
Background -Patients who experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at heightened risk of recurrent ischemic events, including stroke. Ezetimibe improved cardiovascular outcomes when added to statin therapy in patients stabilized after ACS. We investigated the efficacy of the addition of ezetimibe to simvastatin for the prevention of stroke and other adverse cardiovascular events in IMPROVE-IT, with a focus on patients with a stroke prior to randomization. Methods -Post-ACS patients were randomized to placebo/simvastatin or ezetimibe/simvastatin and followed for a median of 6 years...
September 30, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969538/triple-therapy-versus-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-systematic-literature-review
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Aimee Louise Fake, Anil Ranchord, Scott Harding, Peter Larsen
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) have indications for both dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and oral anticoagulation (OAC). Triple therapy (TT), the combination of DAPT and OAC, is recommended in guidelines. We examined studies comparing clinical outcomes on DAPT versus TT for patients with AF and ACS. METHODS: We searched Medline, Medline pending, EMBASE and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews databases for studies published between January 2000 to December 2016 in AF patients with ACS that compared DAPT and TT that reported ischaemic and/or bleeding outcomes...
September 27, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929616/noninvasive-assessment-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-by-deceleration-time-of-early-diastolic-mitral-annular-velocity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kazushi Takemoto, Kumiko Hirata, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Tanimoto, Makoto Orii, Yasutsugu Shiono, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Hironori Kitabata, Takashi Kubo, Atsushi Tanaka, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVE: To examine the diagnostic ability of the deceleration time of early mitral annular velocity (e'DT) as determined by tissue Doppler velocity image, a method for assessing LV filling pressure. BACKGROUNDS: Estimation of LV filling pressure by Doppler echocardiography requires a combination of various parameters. Therefore, there remains a need for a simple index in LV filling pressure estimation. The e' is known to be reduced and delayed with increased LV filling pressure during development of heart failure...
September 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914077/decision-algorithms-for-direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-practical-guide-for-neurologists
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Isabella Canavero, Giuseppe Micieli, Maurizio Paciaroni
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are valid alternative options to vitamin K antagonists due to their limited interactions with drugs or food and the fact that they do not require regular coagulation monitoring. To this regard, recent practice guidelines recommend that DOACs should be considered as first-line anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). This review (1) outlines current international guidelines for the management of DOACs to prevent stroke in patients with NVAF, (2) outlines indications for elderly patients as well as specific settings including acute coronary syndromes and intracranial hemorrhage, and (3) offers a practical guide for the use of DOACs in neurological settings...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912212/risk-stratification-using-the-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-takotsubo-syndrome-data-from-the-takotsubo-italian-network
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Guido Parodi, Fernando Scudiero, Rodolfo Citro, Angelo Silverio, Benedetta Bellandi, Concetta Zito, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Fausto Rigo, Chiara Zocchi, Eduardo Bossone, Jorge Salerno-Uriarte, Federico Piscione, Carlo Di Mario
BACKGROUND: The CHA2DS2-VASc score predicts stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and has been reported to have a prognostic role even in acute coronary syndrome patients. The Takotsubo syndrome is a condition that mimics acute coronary syndrome and may present several complications including stroke. We sought to assess the ability of CHA2DS2-VASc score to predict adverse events in Takotsubo syndrome patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Overall, 371 Takotsubo syndrome patients were enrolled in a prospective registry...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890872/cardiac-troponin-and-outcome-in-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Mohammad Thawabi, Amer Hawatmeh, Sarah Studyvin, Habib Habib, Fayez Shamoon, Marc Cohen
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin (cTn) has been established as an effective prognostic marker in acute heart failure (HF) with predominantly reduced ejection fraction. However, it's prognostic value in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is unclear. The aim of this study is to describe the prognostic role of troponin I in patients hospitalized for HFpEF decompensation. METHODS: We included 363 consecutive patients admitted for HFpEF decompensation that was not associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
August 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867245/proposal-of-a-novel-clinical-score-to-predict-heart-failure-incidence-in-long-term-survivors-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Alberto Cordero, Omar Kreidieh, Jose Mª García-Acuña, Jose Seijas, Rosa María Agra-Bermejo, Charigan Abou-Jokh, Leyre Álvarez-Rodríguez, Diego Álvarez-Iglesias, Ramón López-Palop, Belen Cid, Pilar Carrillo, Jose R González-Juanatey
INTRODUCTION: HF remains a frequent complication following MI and adversely affects prognosis. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of HF following MI and to design a risk score for its prediction. METHODS: Retrospective study of all consecutive patients admitted for MI. Primary end point was time to incident HF. Patients with previous history of HF were excluded. Death was modelled as competing risk. RESULTS: 5737 patients were included...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860319/reducing-the-global-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-part-2-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Darryl P Leong, Philip G Joseph, Martin McKee, Sonia S Anand, Koon K Teo, Jon-David Schwalm, Salim Yusuf
In this second part of a 2-part series on the global burden of cardiovascular disease, we review the proven, effective approaches to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. We specifically review the management of acute cardiovascular diseases, including acute coronary syndromes and stroke; the care of cardiovascular disease in the ambulatory setting, including medical strategies for vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure; surgical strategies for arterial revascularization, rheumatic and other valvular heart disease, and symptomatic bradyarrhythmia; and approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, including lifestyle factors, blood pressure control, cholesterol-lowering, antithrombotic therapy, and fixed-dose combination therapy...
September 1, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838473/safety-and-efficacy-of-polymer-free-biolimus-a9-coated-versus-bare-metal-stents-in-orally-anticoagulated-patients-2-year-results-of-the-leaders-free-oral-anticoagulation-substudy
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Didier Carrié, Ian Menown, Keith Oldroyd, Samuel Copt, Suneel Talwar, Luc Maillard, Marie-Claude Morice, Lim Soo Teik, Irene Lang, Philip Urban
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the performance of drug-coated stents (DCS) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients who are candidates for long-term oral anticoagulation (OAC) after percutaneous coronary interventions. BACKGROUND: The randomized controlled LEADERS FREE (A Randomized Clinical Evaluation of the BioFreedom™ Stent) trial demonstrated the superior safety and efficacy of a polymer-free biolimus A9 DCS compared with a similar BMS used with 1 month of dual antiplatelet therapy in 2,466 patients at high bleeding risk...
August 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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/28818351/recent-trends-in-management-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Leonardo De Luca, Gianni Casella, Andrea Rubboli, Lucio Gonzini, Donata Lucci, Alessandro Boccanelli, Francesco Chiarella, Antonio Di Chiara, Stefano De Servi, Andrea Di Lenarda, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Stefano Savonitto
AIMS: To describe the clinical characteristics, contemporary trends of in-hospital management and outcome of patients admitted for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with associated atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: We analyzed data from four Italian nationwide prospective registries, conducted between 2001 and 2014, including consecutive ACS patients. RESULTS: Out of 16,803 ACS patients, 1019 (6.1%) presented with concomitant AF: 668 with non-ST elevation (NSTE)-ACS and 351 with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817542/safety-of-transesophageal-echocardiography%C3%A2-guided-electrical-cardioversion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFl) requires adequate oral anticoagulation prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided DCC in patients with inadequate anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762912/-the-experience-of-use-triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-atrial-fibrillation
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N G Lozhkina, M H Hasanova, E A Glebchenko, E A Naidena, V A Kozik, A D Kuimov
AIM: In real life to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of apixaban with double antiplatelet therapy for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and the recent episode of acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 8 patients with atrial fibrillation and the recent (8-14 days after the onset of symptoms of ACS) episode of acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation were involved into the research...
April 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759944/impact-of-health-utility-after-thrombotic-complications-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Bikram Karmakar
BACKGROUND: Medical complications and preexisting conditions frequently place the surgeon in the unenviable position of choosing between the serious and potentially life-threatening effects of thrombosis, or the issue of bleeding and surgical site complications. The aim of this research was to determine if health utility could be a consideration before choosing to therapeutically anticoagulate in the hip and knee arthroplasty patient. METHODS: The quantitative risks and effectiveness of treatment options for venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndromes, ischaemic stroke and mechanical heart valves were evaluated from previously published data...
July 31, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754397/contemporary-atrial-fibrillation-management-a-comparison-of-the-current-aha-acc-hrs-ccs-and-esc-guidelines
#18
REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Laurent Macle, Stanley Nattel, Atul Verma, John Cairns
In this article we compare and contrast the current recommendations, and highlight the important differences, in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. Although many of the recommendations of the various societies are similar, there are important differences in the methodologies underlying their development and the specific content. Specifically, key differences can be observed in: (1) the definition of nonvalvular AF, which subsequently affects anticoagulation choices and candidacy for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; (2) the symptom score used to guide management decisions and longitudinal patient profiling; (3) the stroke risk stratification algorithm used to determine indications for oral anticoagulant therapy; (4) the role of acetylsalicylic acid in stroke prevention in AF; (5) the antithrombotic regimens used in the context of coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, and percutaneous coronary intervention; (6) the rate control target and medications recommended to achieve the target; and (7) the role of "first-line" catheter ablation, open surgical ablation, and left atrial appendage exclusion...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749044/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-concomitant-coronary-heart-disease
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Xin Li, YiLi Fu, JinBai Miao, Hui Li, Bin Hu
BACKGROUND: In recent years, based on clinical observations, the number of lung cancer patients with concomitant coronary heart disease (CHD) has gradually increased. However, because of the requirement of long-term anticoagulant therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), some of these patients lose the opportunity for surgical treatment, resulting in tumor progression. The objective of this study was to determine the appropriate timing of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy after PCI without increasing perioperative cardiovascular risk...
September 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737273/recovery-free-of-heart-failure-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-coronary-revascularization
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Alec Falkenham, Manu K Saraswat, Chloe Wong, Kareem Gawdat, Tanya Myers, Jahanara Begum, Karen J Buth, Ian Haidl, Jean Marshall, Jean-Francois Légaré
AIMS: Previous studies have examined risk factors for the development of heart failure (HF) subsequent to acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our study seeks to clarify the clinical variables that best characterize patients who remain free from HF after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery for ACS to determine novel biological factors favouring freedom from HF in prospective translational studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nova Scotia residents (1995-2012) undergoing CABG within 3 weeks of ACS were included...
July 24, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
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