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atrial fibrillation in icu

Konstadinos Plestis, Oleg Orlov, Vishal N Shah, Joshua Wong, Matthew Thomas, Alon Aharon, Cinthia Orlov, Georgia Panagopoulos, Scott Goldman
OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) can be technically demanding and may lead to prolonged operative time. We evaluated the intraoperative and postoperative patient outcomes following implementation of 2 facilitating technologies (FT) in MIAVR: the Cor-Knot titanium fastener and Custodiol-histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution. METHODS: A total of 299 patients underwent MIAVR from 2008 to 2016; 172 (57.5%) patients were included in the FT group and 127 (42...
March 14, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Nika Karimi, Marta Kelava, Perin Kothari, Nicole M Zimmerman, A Marc Gillinov, Andra E Duncan
BACKGROUND: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience intermittent hypoxia, hypercarbia, and sympathetic activation during sleep, which increases risk for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. Whether patients with OSA experience increased episodes of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery is unclear. We examined whether patients at increased risk for OSA, assessed by the STOP-BANG (snoring, tired during the day, observed stop breathing during sleep, high blood pressure, body mass index more than 35 kg/m, age more than 50 years, neck circumference more than 40 cm, and male gender) questionnaire, had a higher incidence of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery...
March 12, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Michael Goldfarb, Lior Bibas, L Kristin Newby, Timothy D Henry, Jason Katz, Sean van Diepen, Bojan Cercek
BACKGROUND: Quality indicators (QIs) are increasingly used in cardiovascular care as measures of performance but there is currently no consensus on indicators for the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CICU). METHODS: We searched Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, and COCHRANE databases from inception until October 2016 and websites for organizations involved in quality measurement for QIs relevant to cardiovascular disease in an intensive or critical care setting. We surveyed 14 expert cardiac intensivist-administrators (7 European; 7 North American) on the importance and relevance of each indicator as a measure of CICU care quality using a scale of 1 (=lowest) to 10 (=highest)...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Xiaoyan Ling, Hongmei Zhou, Yunjian Ni, Cheng Wu, Caijun Zhang, Zhipeng Zhu
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery patients often experience several types of tachyarrhythmias after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), which increases mortality and morbidity. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a popular medicine used for sedation in the ICU, and its other pharmacological characteristics are gradually being uncovered. PURPOSE: To determine whether DEX has an antiarrhythmic effect after cardiac surgery. METHODS: The three primary databases MEDLINE, Embase (OVID SP) and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched, and all English-language and randomized control-designed clinical publications comparing DEX to control medicines for sedation after elective cardiac surgery were included...
2018: PloS One
Mohamad Badr Jandali
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diltiazem is a nondihydropyridine calcium channel blocker that is used to control rapid ventricular response in patients who have atrial fibrillation or flutter. Diltiazem has a negative inotropic effect and may cause hemodynamic decompensation in patients with reduced ejection fraction. This study evaluated outcomes in patients who had low ejection fraction and were treated with diltiazem. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review in 635 patients who were hospitalized because of rapid atrial fibrillation and who were treated with intravenous diltiazem...
February 24, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
Michael S Koeckert, Deane E Smith, Patrick F Vining, Neel K Ranganath, Thomas Beaulieu, Didier F Loulmet, Elias Zias, Aubrey C Galloway, Eugene A Grossi
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the impact and safety of del Nido Cardioplegia (DNC) in patients undergoing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR). METHODS: We analyzed all isolated MIAVR replacements from 5/2013-6/2015 excluding re-operative patients. The approach was a hemi-median sternotomy in all patients. Patients were divided into two cohorts, those who received 4:1 crystalloid:blood DNC solution and those in whom standard 1:4 Buckberg-based cardioplegia (WBC) was used...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Daryl Jones, George Matalanis, Johan Mårtensson, Raymond Robbins, Margaret Shaw, Siven Seevanayagam, Dean Cowie, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: The predictors and independent outcome association of delirium after cardiac surgery are important and yet poorly characterised. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of cardiac surgery patients between January 2009 and March 2016. We defined delirium using ICD-10 diagnostic codes. Multivariable analysis was conducted to find independent associations between baseline variables, delirium, and key clinical outcomes. RESULTS: We studied 2447 study patients (28...
February 8, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Dawn M Bravata, Laura J Myers, Greg Arling, Edward J Miech, Teresa Damush, Jason J Sico, Michael S Phipps, Alan J Zillich, Zhangsheng Yu, Mathew Reeves, Linda S Williams, Jason Johanning, Seemant Chaturvedi, Fitsum Baye, Susan Ofner, Curt Austin, Jared Ferguson, Glenn D Graham, Rachel Rhude, Chad S Kessler, Donald S Higgins, Eric Cheng
Importance: The timely delivery of guideline-concordant care may reduce the risk of recurrent vascular events for patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke. Although many health care organizations measure stroke care quality, few evaluate performance for patients with TIA or minor stroke, and most include only a limited subset of guideline-recommended processes. Objective: To assess the quality of guideline-recommended TIA and minor stroke care across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system nationwide...
February 5, 2018: JAMA Neurology
Fátima R Oliveira, Victor H Oliveira, Ítalo M Oliveira, José W Lima, Daniela Calderaro, Danielle M Gualandro, Bruno Caramelli
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common complication after cardiac surgery in older adult patients. However, risk factors and the influence of delirium on patient outcomes are not well established. We aimed to determine the incidence, predisposing and triggering factors of delirium following cardiac surgery. METHODS: One hundred seventy-three consecutive patients aged ≥60 years were studied. Patients' characteristics and two cognitive function assessment tests were recorded preoperatively...
February 1, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Niall G Campbell, Elizabeth Allen, Julie Sanders, Rebecca Swinson, Sophie Birch, Joanna Sturgess, Nawaf Al-Subaie, Diana Elbourne, Hugh Montgomery, Ben O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in approximately one in three patients after cardiac surgery, and is associated with increased short-term and long-term mortality, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay, and increased cost of care. In an attempt to reduce AF incidence in these patients, serum potassium (K+) levels are commonly maintained at the high end of normal (4.5-5.5 mEq/L). However, such potassium supplementation is without proven benefit, and is not without negative consequences...
December 28, 2017: Trials
Vito G Ruggieri, Karl Bounader, Jean Philippe Verhoye, Francesco Onorati, Antonino S Rubino, Giuseppe Gatti, Tuomas Tauriainen, Marisa De Feo, Daniel Reichart, Magnus Dalén, Peter Svenarud, Giuseppe Faggian, Giuseppe Santarpino, Daniele Maselli, Riccardo Gherli, Giovanni Mariscalco, Antonio Salsano, Francesco Nicolini, Tiziano Gherli, Matteo Saccocci, Juhani K E Airaksinen, Sidney Chocron, Andrea Perrotti, Fausto Biancari
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact of cross-clamp time (XCT) in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has not been thoroughly investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 2957 patients who underwent on-pump isolated CABG from the prospective multicentre E-CABG study were the subjects of this analysis. RESULTS: The mean XCT in this series was 58±25minutes Cross-clamp time was >60 minutes in 1134 patients (38.3%), >75minutes in 619 patients (20...
October 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Ai Kojima, Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shunji Uchita, Yujiro Kawanishi, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi, Hironori Izutani
BACKGROUND: Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can cause ventricular arrhythmic events with syncope and sudden death resulting from malignant torsades de pointes (TdP) followed by ventricular fibrillations (VFs). However, the syndrome is often overlooked prior to the development of arrhythmic events in patients with congenital heart diseases demonstrating right bundle branch block on electrocardiogram (ECG). We present a case of an adult patient with congenital heart disease who developed VFs postoperatively, potentially due to his mutation in a LQTS related gene, which was not identified on preoperative assessment due to incomplete evaluation of his family history...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Takuo Yoshida, Shigehiko Uchino, Taisuke Yokota, Tomoko Fujii, Shoichi Uezono, Masanori Takinami
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of sustained new-onset AF on mortality and the incidence of stroke in critically ill non-cardiac surgery patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of non-cardiac surgery patients with new-onset AF conducted in a general intensive care unit. We compared patients remaining in AF with those restored to sinus rhythm (SR) at 6h after the onset of AF and conducted multivariable logistic regression analysis for in-hospital mortality...
April 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Omar Asdrúbal Vilca Mejía, Michel Pompeu Barros Oliveira Sá, Maurilio Onofre Deininger, Luís Roberto Palma Dallan, Rodrigo Coelho Segalote, Marco Antonio Praça de Oliveira, Fernando Antibas Atik, Magaly Arrais Dos Santos, Pedro Gabriel Melo de Barros E Silva, Rodrigo Mussi Milani, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, Rosangela Monteiro, Ricardo Carvalho Lima, Luiz Augusto Ferreira Lisboa, Luís Alberto Oliveira Dallan, John Puskas, Fabio Biscegli Jatene
INTRODUCTION: Advances in modern medicine have led to people living longer and healthier lives. Frailty is an emerging concept in medicine yet to be explored as a risk factor in cardiac surgery. When it comes to CABG surgery, randomized controlled clinical trials have primarily focused on low-risk (ROOBY, CORONARY), elevated-risk (GOPCABE) or high-risk patients (BBS), but not on frail patients. Therefore, we believe that off-pump CABG could be an important technique in patients with limited functional capacity to respond to surgical stress...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
G Greiwe, S Hoffmann, L Herich, M S Winkler, C J Trepte, C R Behem, M Petzoldt, D A Reuter, S A Haas
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and precision of non-invasive continuous blood pressure measurement by applanation tonometry (AT) in awake or anaesthetised cardiological intensive care patients. Patients suffering from highly impaired left ventricular function atrial fibrillation or severe aortic valve stenosis were included into the study. Arterial blood pressure was recorded by applanation tonometry (T-Line 400, Tensys Medical® , USA) and an arterial line in awake or anaesthetised patients...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Hristo Todorov, Inka Janssen, Stefanie Honndorf, Daniela Bause, Antje Gottschalk, Silke Baasner, Thomas Volkert, Valentin Faerber, John F Stover, Martin Westphal, Björn Ellger
BACKGROUND: Although mortality after cardiac surgery has significantly decreased in the last decade, patients still experience clinically relevant postoperative complications. Among others, atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common consequence of cardiac surgery, which is associated with prolonged hospitalization and increased mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery or a combination of both at the University Hospital Muenster between April 2014 and July 2015...
December 2, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Takushi Kohmoto, Satoru Osaki, Dixon B Kaufman, Glen Leverson, Nilto DeOliveira, Shahab A Akhter, Susan Ulschmid, Lucian Lozonschi, Entela B Lushaj
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a cause of morbidity and mortality in organ transplant recipients. Cardiac surgery after organ transplantation is not uncommon in this population. We evaluated 30-day outcomes and long-term survival of abdominal transplant recipients undergoing cardiac surgery at our institution. METHODS: In all, 138 patients with previous kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver transplants underwent cardiac surgery from 2000 to 2016. Propensity score (ratio 1:3) matched 115 abdominal transplant with 345 patients undergoing cardiac surgery without a history of abdominal transplant...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yub Raj Sedhai, Reshma Golamari, Santosh Timalsina, Soney Basnyat, Ajay Koirala, Ankush Asija, Tatvam Choksi, Akanksha Kushwah, David Geovorgyan, Tawseef Dar, Madhura Borikar, Waseem Ahangar, Joseph Alukal, Subtain Zia, Jose Missri
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common complication after radiocontrast exposure. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review of 513 hospitalized patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from June-December 2014 was done, of which 38 patients with end-stage renal disease and 57 patients without preprocedural creatinine were excluded. Serum creatinine concentration before the procedure and each day for 3 days after the procedure was recorded...
November 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Lu Dai, Stephanie L Mick, Keith R McCrae, Penny L Houghtaling, Joseph F Sabik, Eugene H Blackstone, Colleen G Koch
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anemia, defined by hemoglobin level, is associated with elevated risk after cardiac operation. Better understanding of anemia requires characterization beyond this. This investigation focuses on red cell size and its association with patient characteristics and outcomes after cardiac operation. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2014, 10,589 patients underwent elective cardiac operations at Cleveland Clinic. Anemia was characterized as normocytic, microcytic, or macrocytic based on mean corpuscular volume (MCV)...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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