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By Elvis Amao Internal Medicine , Cardiology and infectious diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861113/transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-a-frontier-in-cardiac-intervention
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REVIEW
Amar Krishnaswamy, Stephanie Mick, Jose Navia, A Marc Gillinov, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
As transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become routine, device manufacturers and investigational cardiologists have set their sights on the mitral valve. Although transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) poses several technical challenges, they appear to be surmountable, and work is proceeding. Here we review the various devices being developed and preliminary results of trials in humans.
November 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861114/bioresorbable-stents-the-future-of-interventional-cardiology
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REVIEW
Stephen G Ellis, Haris Riaz
The introduction of stents has drastically reduced target-lesion restenosis rates associated with percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Bare-metal stents were the first introduced, followed by drug-eluting stents, both of which had significant impacts on the complication rates. Stents, however, have resulted in the emergence of stent thrombosis and stent restenosis, which can cause life-threatening cardiac complications. Three new technological approaches are being investigated to overcome these complications: stents coated with bioresorbable polymers, stents without polymers, and completely bioresorbable stents...
November 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861116/pcsk9-inhibition-a-promise-fulfilled
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REVIEW
Khendi White, Chaitra Mohan, Michael Rocco
The association of reduced proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) activity with reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) events--and the need for add-ons to statin therapy to achieve treatment goals--has led to the rapid development and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of monoclonal antibody therapies to inhibit PCSK9. Now that PCSK9 inhibitors are approved by the FDA for use in certain patients, data from ongoing long-term clinical trials addressing tolerability, safety, and proof of additional reduction in CVD events are eagerly awaited...
November 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198688/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-a-contemporary-and-versatile-clinical-tool
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REVIEW
Kenneth Leclerc
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) helps in detecting disorders of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and skeletal muscle systems. It has a class I (indicated) recommendation from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association for evaluating exertional dyspnea of uncertain cause and for evaluating cardiac patients being considered for heart transplant. Advances in hardware and software and ease of use have brought its application into the clinical arena to the point that providers should become familiar with it and consider it earlier in the evaluation of their patients...
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218398/changes-in-left-ventricular-function-after-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Christopher Franco, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, G B John Mancini, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous healing of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery is frequently observed clinically. However, LVEF on presentation and follow-up imaging has not been described. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that LV dysfunction improves at follow-up after initial SCAD presentation. METHODS: We included patients with nonatherosclerotic SCAD prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital, who had baseline assessment of LVEF and wall-motion abnormality (WMA) during their index presentation...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198520/twelve-month-follow-up-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-amulet
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Caroline Kleinecke, Jai-Wun Park, Martin Gödde, Konstantin Zintl, Steffen Schnupp, Johannes Brachmann
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second generation Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. METHODS: In this single-center registry patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Amplatzer Amulet device...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196483/aortic-stiffening-precedes-onset-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-diastolic-dysfunction
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Ilya Karagodin, Omer Aba-Omer, Rodney Sparapani, Jennifer L Strande
BACKGROUND: Identifying which patients with diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains challenging. The goal of this study is to determine whether increased vascular stiffness as identified on 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) serves as a biomarker for the development of HFpEF in patients with diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: The study design is a matched retrospective case-control study. Subjects with diastolic dysfunction were divided into two groups based on whether they had a clinical diagnosis of HFpEF...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214002/relation-between-ventricular-premature-complexes-and-incident-heart-failure
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Vratika Agarwal, Eric Vittinghoff, Isaac R Whitman, Thomas A Dewland, Jonathan W Dukes, Gregory M Marcus
Ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) may represent a reversible cause of heart failure (HF); however, the type of patients most prone remains unknown. This study leverages a large population-based database to examine interactions that might prove clinically useful in risk-stratifying patients with VPCs. We used the California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to identify patients with VPCs and incident systolic HF from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2009. We calculated hazard ratios for predictors of incident systolic HF using multivariable Cox proportional hazard models...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214151/association-of-types-of-dyspnea-including-bendopnea-with-cardiopulmonary-disease-in-primary-care
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Diana María Martínez Cerón, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Antônio Jose Lagoeiro Jorge, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Monica Di Calafriori Freire, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Hye Chung Kang
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea is the symptom most commonly reported by patients with heart failure (HF) and/or pulmonary disease, the obese and the elderly. Recently 'bendopnea' (shortness of breath when bending forward) has been described in patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of exertional dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and bendopnea with chronic disease, especially heart failure, and their phenotypes in primary care. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 633 individuals aged between 45 and 99 years enrolled in a primary care program in Niteroi, Brazil...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210939/deep-phenotyping-of-systemic-arterial-hemodynamics-in-hfpef-part-1-physiologic-and-technical-considerations
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REVIEW
Julio A Chirinos
A better understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure with a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF) is important. Detailed phenotyping of pulsatile hemodynamics has provided important insights into the pathophysiology of left ventricular remodeling and fibrosis, diastolic dysfunction, microvascular disease, and impaired oxygen delivery to peripheral skeletal muscle, all of which contribute to exercise intolerance, the cardinal feature of HFpEF. Furthermore, arterial pulsatile hemodynamic mechanisms likely contribute to the frequent presence of comorbidities, such as renal failure and dementia, in this population...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196484/comorbidity-depression-in-heart-failure-potential-target-of-patient-education-and-self-management
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EDITORIAL
Renato De Vecchis, Athanassios Manginas, Ewa Noutsias, Carsten Tschöpe, Michel Noutsias
The progress of the pharmacological and device treatment of heart failure (HF) has led to a substantial improvement of mortality and rehospitalization. Further potential for improvement may be heralded in the post-discharge management of HF patients, including patient education for self-management of HF. The study by Musekamp et al. is among the first publications providing evidence that improvements in self-management skills may improve outcomes of HF patients. It is concluded that multimodal approaches addressing comorbidities in HF patients with novel concepts, and by optimal and specific HF management, including patient education, may ultimately contribute to substantial improvement of HF prognosis...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203417/clinical-factors-associated-with-weaning-failure-in-patients-requiring-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Hong-Joon Shin, Jin-Sun Chang, Seong Ahn, Tae-Ok Kim, Cheol-Kyu Park, Jung-Hwan Lim, In-Jae Oh, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Young-Chul Kim, Yong-Soo Kwon
BACKGROUND: For patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), weaning is difficult and mortality is very high. PMV has been defined recently, by consensus, as constituting ≥21 consecutive days of mechanical ventilation (MV) for ≥6 hours per day. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical factors predicting weaning failure in patients undergoing PMV in medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 127 patients who received MV for more than 21 days in the medical ICU at Chonnam National University Hospital in South Korea between January 2005 and December 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748528/long-term-survival-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Yin-Jian Yang, Chao-Mei Fan, Jin-Qing Yuan, Hai-Bin Zhang, Fu-Jian Duan, Zhi-Min Wang, Xi-Ying Guo, Shan-Shan Zhai, Shuo-Yan An, Fei Hang, Yi-Shi Li
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is associated with poor prognosis. It has been reported that there is no difference in in-hospital mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) between patients with and without HCM. However, whether there is a difference in long-term survival after AMI between patients with and without HCM remains unclear. HYPOTHESIS: Long-term survival after AMI is worse in patients with vs without HCM. METHODS: The clinical profiles of 91 consecutive patients with HCM and AMI (HCM group) and 91 sex- and age-matched patients with AMI without HCM (non-HCM group) were analyzed...
January 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026030/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-profile-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, Louis Lam, Balaji K Tamarappoo, Jennie Newman, Raed A Dweik, Adriano R Tonelli
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography plays an important role in the diagnostic work up of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We sought to determine the left ventricular (LV) diastolic profile by echocardiography in patients diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to PH-HFpEF. HYPOTHESIS: The study of LV diastolic function by echocardiography has limitations in patients with HFpEF and PH, and certain LV diastolic determinations convey a worse prognosis...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139844/short-and-long-term-radiation-induced-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Kirsten Melgaard Nielsen, Birgitte Vrou Offersen, Hanne Melgaard Nielsen, Merete Vaage-Nilsen, Syed Wamique Yusuf
Radiation-induced cardiovascular disease is well described as a late effect in cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. Advancements in surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy have led to an increasing number of cancer survivors with resultant long-term side effects related to their cancer treatments. In this review, we describe the short- and long-term cardiovascular consequences of mediastinal radiotherapy and discuss the optimal cardiovascular assessments and diagnostic tools in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191905/st-elevation-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-pregnancy-2016-update
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REVIEW
Sahar Ismail, Cynthia Wong, Priya Rajan, Mladen I Vidovich
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during pregnancy or the early postpartum period is rare, but can be devastating for both the mother and the fetus. There have been major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndromes in the general population, but there is little consensus on the approach to diagnosis and treatment of pregnant women. This article reviews the literature relating to the pathophysiology of AMI in pregnant patients and the challenges in diagnosis and treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in this unique population...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191909/the-influence-of-chemotherapy-on-the-right-ventricle-did-we-forget-something
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REVIEW
Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Dagmara Hering, Lucia Venneri, Oleksandr Danylenko
BACKGROUND: A large number of chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular complications were discovered in studies over the last several decades. The focus of the majority of these studies was left ventricular (LV) remodeling. The aim of this article was to provide a comprehensive overview of potential mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced right ventricular (RV) remodeling and summarize clinical studies on this topic. HYPOTHESIS: Chemotherapy induces RV structural, functional, and mechanical changes...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191912/the-clinical-utility-of-normal-findings-on-noninvasive-cardiac-assessment-in-the-prediction-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Sanjay Venkatesh, Wesley T O'Neal, Stephen T Broughton, Amit J Shah, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: The absence of abnormalities on noninvasive cardiac assessment possibly confers a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) despite the presence of traditional risk factors. HYPOTHESIS: Normal findings on noninvasive cardiac assessment are associated with a lower risk of AF development. METHODS: We examined the clinical utility of normal findings on routine noninvasive cardiac assessment in 5331 participants (85% white; 57% women) from the Cardiovascular Health Study who were free of baseline AF...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195939/care-for-vulnerable-elderly-in-cardiology-a-program-for-daily-practice
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Mirjam A M Wit, Annet J C M Bos-Schaap, Victor A W M Umans
BACKGROUND: The percentage of cardiac patients aged ≥75 has increased considerably over the past decades. To optimize multidisciplinary care for these frail elderly, a program of intensive medical and nursing care was started at Noord West Ziekenhuisgroep department of cardiology. METHODS: Patients over 70 years of age, admitted to the department of cardiology, were included and treated by the advanced practice nurse according to a redesigned care process that focused on expedite mobilization and care by an advanced practice nurse-headed team including the first outpatient visit...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191526/decreased-regional-left-ventricular-myocardial-strain-in-type-1-diabetic-children-a-first-sign-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Amir Hodzic, Virginie Ribault, Pascale Maragnes, Paul Milliez, Eric Saloux, Fabien Labombarda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Type 1 diabetes is a major cardiovascular risk factor associated with an excess of mortality in young adults due to premature cardiovascular events, which includes heart failure. The relation between type 1 diabetes and cardiac structure and function in children was poorly documented. Our study investigates (1) whether type 1 diabetic children have echocardiographic signs of subclinical cardiac dysfunction assessed by tissue Doppler strain and (2) whether state of metabolic control and diabetes duration have any influence on the cardiac event...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
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