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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811213/hemodynamic-characteristics-of-suspected-stroke-in-the-emergency-department
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Joseph B Miller, Richard M Nowak, Brian P Reed, Salvatore DiSomma, Prabath Nanayakkara, Michele Moyer, Scott Millis, Harish Kinni, Phillip Levy
BACKGROUND: Systemic hemodynamic characteristics of patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke are poorly described. The objective of this study was to identify baseline hemodynamic characteristics of emergency department (ED) patients with suspected acute stroke. METHODS: This was a planned analysis of the stroke cohort from a multicenter registry of hemodynamic profiling of ED patients. The registry prospectively collected non-invasive hemodynamic measurements of patients with suspicion for acute stroke within 12h of symptom onset...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810369/a-closer-look-at-the-relationships-between-panic-attacks-emergency-department-visits-and-non-cardiac-chest-pain
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Guillaume Foldes-Busque, Isabelle Denis, Julien Poitras, Richard P Fleet, Patrick Archambault, Clermont E Dionne
This study examined the prevalence of emergency department visits prompted by panic attacks in patients with non-cardiac chest pain. A validated structured telephone interview was used to assess panic attacks and their association with the emergency department consultation in 1327 emergency department patients with non-cardiac chest pain. Patients reported at least one panic attack in the past 6 months in 34.5 per cent (95% confidence interval: 32.0%-37.1%) of cases, and 77.1 per cent (95% confidence interval: 73...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794051/papillary-fibroelastoma-diagnosed-through-multimodality-cardiac-imaging-a-rare-tumour-in-an-uncommon-location-with-review-of-literature
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Senthil Anand, Nicole Sydow, Rajesh Janardhanan
We describe the case of a woman presenting with transient ischaemic attack, who was found to have a papillary fibroelastoma arising from the aortic wall, an extremely rare location. We describe the multimodality imaging techniques used in diagnosing this patient and review the most recent literature on evaluation and management of patients with cardiac papillary fibroelastomas.
August 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790536/comparison-of-results-classical-and-eversion-carotid-endarterectomy
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Muhamed Djedovic, Emir Mujanovic, Amel Hadzimehmedagic, Dragan Totic, Haris Vukas, Haris Vranic
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis blood vessels, be it on extra-cranial or intra-cranial circulation, the most common cause of incidents such as cerebro-vascular insult (ICV). Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a preventive operation to reduce the risk of stroke and it can be performed by eversion carotid endarterectomy (E-CEA) or a classical carotid endarterectomy (C-CEA). The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the used techniques in basic perioperative results and the incidence of postoperative complications...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763306/efficacy-and-safety-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-the-long-term-aspirin-users-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Khagendra Dahal, Sharan P Sharma, Jaspreet Kaur, Billie J Anderson, Gurpinder Singh
BACKGROUND: Long-term aspirin use in cardiovascular disease prevention may result in gastrointestinal bleeding. Although proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been shown to reduce the risks of peptic ulcers and dyspeptic symptoms in long-term aspirin users in the randomized controlled trials, there are safety concerns about the long-term use of PPI. STUDY QUESTION: What is the safety and efficacy of PPI in patients using aspirin in long term for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stroke? METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL, ProQuest, and relevant references from inception through February 2015, and used random-effects model for meta-analysis...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758563/papillary-fibroelastoma-found-with-transesophageal-echocardiography-after-a-normal-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Andrew G Cook, Omar Viswanath, Jayanand D'Mello
We present the case of a patient with transient ischemic attacks who was being investigated for multiple embolic strokes. Initial workup, including brain computed tomography, computed tomography angiography, and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were negative for a source until transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) found a mass in the left atrium. The TEE differentiated the mass as a rare cardiac papillary fibroelastoma on the left atrial free wall confirmed by postsurgical pathology. This case highlights the importance of TEE as a diagnostic tool for its ability to more accurately differentiate and characterize the tumor compared with TTE...
September 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749981/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-herpes-zoster-and-the-risk-of-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events
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Nathaniel Erskine, Hoang Tran, Leonard Levin, Christine Ulbricht, Joyce Fingeroth, Catarina Kiefe, Robert J Goldberg, Sonal Singh
BACKGROUND: Patients who develop herpes zoster or herpes zoster ophthalmicus may be at risk for cerebrovascular and cardiac complications. We systematically reviewed the published literature to determine the association between herpes zoster and its subtypes with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events. METHODS/RESULTS: Systematic searches of PubMed (MEDLINE), SCOPUS (Embase) and Google Scholar were performed in December 2016. Eligible studies were cohort, case-control, and self-controlled case-series examining the association between herpes zoster or subtypes of herpes zoster with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events including stroke, transient ischemic attack, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740633/papillary-fibroelastoma-arising-from-the-coumadin-ridge
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Mahim Malik, Konstantin Shilo, Ahmet Kilic
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas (CPF) are rare cardiac tumors, mostly found on the valvular surfaces in the heart. These tumors are frond like in nature and are benign, intracardiac masses, rarely causing any hemodynamic disturbances. However, excision of these masses is indicated due to their propensity to embolize. We present a case report of the tumor found on the coumadin ridge, causing transient ischemic attacks in a patient. We performed complete excision of the tumor via median sternotomy on cardiopulmonary bypass support with cardiac arrest...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735505/role-of-infarct-location-and-pre-existing-depression-on-cardiac-baroreceptor-sensitivity-in-subacute-ischemic-stroke
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Aurelie De Vos, Jacques De Keyser, Sylvie De Raedt
Reduced cardiac baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS) after acute stroke is associated with worse outcome. The underlying mechanisms of reduced BRS are unclear. We evaluated cross correlation BRS (xBRS) in 184 patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke within 72 h of symptom onset. Among these patients, 22 had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and 27 had a stroke mimic. Sixty-four age- and sex-matched ambulant control subjects without stroke were included. Compared with controls, xBRS was significantly lower in patients with ischemic stroke, TIA, and stroke mimics (4...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
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/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
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Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720658/ticagrelor-versus-aspirin-in-acute-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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Pierre Amarenco, Gregory W Albers, Hans Denison, J Donald Easton, Scott R Evans, Peter Held, Michael D Hill, Jenny Jonasson, Scott E Kasner, Per Ladenvall, Kazuo Minematsu, Carlos A Molina, Yongjun Wang, K S Lawrence Wong, S Claiborne Johnston
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ticagrelor is an effective antiplatelet therapy among patients with atherosclerotic disease and, therefore, could be more effective than aspirin in preventing recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events among patients with embolic stroke of unknown source (ESUS), which includes patients with ipsilateral stenosis <50% and aortic arch atherosclerosis. METHODS: We randomized 13 199 patients with a noncardioembolic, nonsevere ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack to ticagrelor (180 mg loading dose on day 1 followed by 90 mg twice daily for days 2-90) or aspirin (300 mg on day 1 followed by 100 mg daily for days 2-90) within 24 hours of symptom onset...
July 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709743/ischemic-stroke-with-cardiac-pacemaker-implantation-comparison-of-physiological-and-ventricular-pacing-modes
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Yuji Kato, Takeshi Hayashi, Ritsushi Kato, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao
BACKGROUND: The clinical characteristics of ischemic stroke in patients with a pacemaker (PM) are not well understood. METHODS: Forty-six ischemic stroke patients with a PM were investigated retrospectively, and the impact of different pacing modes was compared. RESULTS: The patients were divided into a physiological pacing group (n = 22) and a ventricular pacing group (n = 24). The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) was significantly higher in the ventricular pacing group (36% versus 75%; P = ...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706178/surgery-for-cardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-a-12-year-single-institution-experience
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Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Saeed Torabi, Bashar Dib, Anton Sabashnikov, Ahmed Mashhour, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND We reviewed our clinical experience with cardiac papillary fibroelastoma from 2005 to 2017. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical and operative data, as well as the early survival rate and immediate postoperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 11 patients (eight males and three females) who underwent resection of cardiac papillary fibroelastoma in our institution. RESULTS Mean age at tumor diagnosis was 60±14 years. The mean dimension of the tumor was 14±11 mm...
July 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704074/quantifying-the-relative-importance-to-patients-of-avoiding-symptoms-and-outcomes-of-heart-failure
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A Brett Hauber, Engels N Obi, Mark A Price, Diane Whalley, Chun-Lan Chang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate heart failure (HF) patients' disease knowledge and preferences for avoiding different disease outcomes. METHODS: An online survey was administered to 400 individuals with a self-reported diagnosis of HF to elicit relative importance weights (RIWs) for avoiding 11 potential HF symptoms and outcomes using best-worst scaling. The survey also included questions about individuals' HF knowledge, and demographic and disease-experience characteristics...
July 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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/28680021/potential-of-lipoproteins-as-biomarkers-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Haseeb Ahmad Khan, Aishah Ekhzaimy, Isra Khan, Meena Kishore Sakharkar
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as heart attack, is a medical emergency that is potentially fatal if not promptly and properly managed. The early diagnosis of AMI is critically important for the timely institution of pharmacotherapy to prevent myocardial damage and preserve cardiac function. Ischemic insults during AMI cause myocardial tissue damage, releasing the cardiac muscle protein troponin T into the blood stream. Therefore, serum troponin T levels are used as a sensitive and specific indicator of myocardial injury for diagnosing AMI...
July 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677404/risk-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-copd-patients-treated-with-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonist-combined-with-a-long-acting-muscarinic-or-inhaled-corticosteroid
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Jennifer C Samp, Min J Joo, Glen T Schumock, Gregory S Calip, A Simon Pickard, Todd A Lee
BACKGROUND: The recent approval of several fixed-dose combination long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) products has increased the use of dual bronchodilators in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Understanding the comparative safety of this combination is important for informing treatment decisions. OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular (CCV) events associated with LABA/LAMA compared with a combination of LABA and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674146/self-reported-sleep-duration-and-napping-cardiac-risk-factors-and-markers-of-subclinical-vascular-disease-cross-sectional-study-in-older-men
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Shahrzad Zonoozi, Sheena E Ramsay, Olia Papacosta, Lucy Lennon, Elizabeth A Ellins, Julian P J Halcox, Peter H Whincup, S Goya Wannamethee
STUDYOBJECTIVES: Daytime sleep has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart failure (HF), but the mechanisms remain unclear. We have investigated the association between daytime and night-time sleep patterns and cardiovascular risk markers in older adults including cardiac markers and subclinical markers of atherosclerosis (arterial stiffness and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT)). METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1722 surviving men aged 71-92 examined in 2010-2012 across 24 British towns from a prospective study initiated in 1978-1980...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669108/novel-genetic-variants-in-bag3-and-tnnt2-in-a-swedish-family-with-a-history-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-sudden-cardiac-death
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Eva Fernlund, A Wålinder Österberg, E Kuchinskaya, M Gustafsson, K Jansson, C Gunnarsson
Familial dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), especially in childhood. Our aim was to describe the clinical course and the genetic variants in a family where the proband was a four-month-old infant presenting with respiratory problems due to DCM. In the family, there was a strong family history of DCM and sudden cardiac death in four generations. DNA was analyzed initially from the deceased girl using next-generation sequencing including 50 genes involved in cardiomyopathy...
August 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
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