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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824005/acute-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Dana K Dawson
Acute stress-induced (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy has a dramatic clinical presentation, mimicking an acute myocardial infarction and is triggered by intense emotional or physical stress. In this paper, we review the current state of knowledge of the mechanistic physiology underlying the left ventricular ballooning. The pathophysiology of the recovery from this acute heart failure syndrome is presented. The short-term and long-term outlook puts this new syndrome on a different perspective compared with recently held views...
August 20, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826540/cannabinoids-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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Wing S V Ho, Melanie E M Kelly
Cannabinoids are known to modulate cardiovascular functions including heart rate, vascular tone, and blood pressure in humans and animal models. Essential components of the endocannabinoid system, namely, the production, degradation, and signaling pathways of endocannabinoids have been described not only in the central and peripheral nervous system but also in myocardium, vasculature, platelets, and immune cells. The mechanisms of cardiovascular responses to endocannabinoids are often complex and may involve cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors or non-CB1/2 receptor targets...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791782/predicting-short-term-risk-of-arrhythmia-among-patients-with-syncope-the-canadian-syncope-arrhythmia-risk-score
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Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Ian G Stiell, Marco L A Sivilotti, Brian H Rowe, Muhammad Mukarram, Kirtana Arcot, Kenneth Kwong, Andrew D McRae, George A Wells, Monica Taljaard
BACKGROUND: Syncope can be caused by serious occult arrhythmias not evident during initial emergency department (ED) evaluation. We sought to develop a risk-tool for predicting 30-day arrhythmia or death after ED disposition. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter prospective cohort study at six tertiary-care EDs and included adults (≥16 years) with syncope. We collected standardized variables from clinical evaluation, and investigations including ECG and troponin at index presentation...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840009/role-of-cannabis-in-cardiovascular-disorders
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Hemant Goyal, Hamza H Awad, Jalal K Ghali
The growing popularity of medical and recreational consumption of cannabis, especially among the youth, raises immediate concerns regarding its safety and long-terms effects. The cardiovascular effects of cannabis are not well known. Cannabis consumption has been shown to cause arrhythmia including ventricular tachycardia, and potentially sudden death, and to increase the risk of myocardial infarction (MI). These effects appear to be compounded by cigarette smoking and precipitated by excessive physical activity, especially during the first few hours of consumption...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855066/emergency-department-approach-to-qtc-prolongation
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Ali Pourmand, Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Sonya Chistov, Youssef Sabha, Damir Vukomanovic, Almulhim Mohammed
QTc prolongation has been associated with increased risk of developing ventricular tachydysrhythmias, particularly Torsades de Pointes (TdP). QTc prolongation is influenced by many factors including congenital causes, heart rate, metabolic imbalances, and pharmacotherapy. Several commonly used medications in the emergency department (ED), such as antipsychotics and antiemetics, are known to prolong the QT interval. In addition, ED patients may present with conditions that may predispose them to QTc prolongation, such as drug overdose or hypokalemia, which can further complicate management...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396380/permanent-leadless-cardiac-pacemaker-therapy-a-comprehensive-review
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Fleur V Y Tjong, Vivek Y Reddy
A new technology, leadless pacemaker therapy, was recently introduced clinically to address lead- and pocket-related complications in conventional transvenous pacemaker therapy. These leadless devices are self-contained right ventricular single-chamber pacemakers implanted by using a femoral percutaneous approach. In this review of available clinical data on leadless pacemakers, early results with leadless devices are compared with historical results with conventional single-chamber pacing. Both presently manufactured leadless pacemakers show similar complications, which are mostly related to the implant procedure: cardiac perforation, device dislocation, and femoral vascular access site complications...
April 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818210/clinical-use-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-in-patients-with-suspected-myocardial-infarction
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Raphael Twerenbold, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Karin Wildi, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Patrick Badertscher, Christian Mueller
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays have been used clinically by thousands of physicians in many countries throughout the world since their clinical introduction 7 years ago. In the early diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI), beyond doubt, the most important indication of hs-cTn assays, these simple, inexpensive, and highly reproducible tools complement detailed clinical assessment including chest pain characteristics and the electrocardiogram. Hs-cTn assays for the first time allowed the precise quantification of cardiomyocyte injury around the 99th percentile and thereby substantially increased the accuracy of MI detection from blood obtained at presentation to the emergency department (ED)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808149/acute-coronary-syndrome-what-is-the-affected-artery-where-is-the-occlusion-located-and-how-important-is-the-myocardial-mass-involved
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Miguel Fiol-Sala, Antonio Bayés de Luna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734703/the-differential-diagnosis-of-wide-qrs-complex-tachycardia
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William J Brady, Amal Mattu, Jeffrey Tabas, John D Ferguson
Wide complex tachycardia is defined as a cardiac rhythm with a rate greater than 100 beats/min (bpm) and a QRS complex duration greater than 0.10 to 0.12seconds (s) in the adult patient; wide complex tachycardia (WCT) in children is defined according to age-related metrics. The differential diagnosis of the WCT includes ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant intraventricular conduction, including both relatively benign and life-threatening dysrhythmias. This review focuses on the differential diagnosis of WCT with a discussion of strategies useful in making the appropriate diagnosis, when possible...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674538/involvement-of-cytokines-in-the-pathogenesis-of-salt-and-water-imbalance-in-congestive-heart-failure
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Zaher S Azzam, Safa Kinaneh, Fadel Bahouth, Reem Ismael-Badarneh, Emad Khoury, Zaid Abassi
Congestive heart failure (CHF) has become a major medical problem in the western world with high morbidity and mortality rates. CHF adversely affects several systems, mainly the kidneys and the lungs. While the involvement of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the sympathetic nervous system in the progression of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal dysfunction in experimental and clinical CHF is well established, the importance of pro-inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of this clinical setting is still evolving...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784608/characteristics-and-occurrence-of-type-2-myocardial-infarction-in-emergency-department-patients-a-prospective-study
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Jaimi H Greenslade, Thushani Adikari, Christian Mueller, Yader Sandoval, Thomas Nestelberger, William Parsonage, Tracey Hawkins, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in prevalence, demographics, clinical features and outcomes for type 1 myocardial infarction (T1MI) and type 2 myocardial infarction (T2MI) in a cohort of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of data collected from two prospective studies. Data were collected between November 2008 and February 2011 for the first study, and between February 2011 and March 2014 for the second...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784609/understanding-cardiac-troponin-part-1-avoiding-troponinitis
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Richard Body, Edward Carlton
Cardiac troponin (cTn) is a highly specific biomarker of myocardial injury and is central to the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). By itself, however, cTn cannot identify the cause of myocardial injury. 'Troponinitis' is the condition that leads clinicians to falsely assign a diagnosis of AMI based only on the fact that a patient has an elevated cTn concentration. There are many causes of myocardial injury other than AMI. Clinicians are required to differentiate myocardial injury caused by AMI from other causes...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725324/cardiorenal-syndrome-role-of-arginine-vasopressin-and-vaptans-in-heart-failure
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Poornima Vinod, Vinod Krishnappa, Abigail M Chauvin, Anshika Khare, Rupesh Raina
Heart and kidney failure continued to be of increasing prevalence in today's society, and their comorbidity has synergistic effect on the morbidity and mortality of patients. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a complex disease with multifactorial pathophysiology. Better understanding of this pathophysiological network is crucial for the successful intervention to prevent advancement of the disease process. One of the major factors in this process is neurohormonal activation, predominantly involving renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and arginine vasopressin (AVP)...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728851/predictors-of-incident-heart-failure-in-patients-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-lipid-heart-failure-risk-prediction-model
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Andrea Driscoll, Elizabeth H Barnes, Stefan Blankenberg, David M Colquhoun, David Hunt, Paul J Nestel, Ralph A Stewart, Malcolm J West, Harvey D White, John Simes, Andrew Tonkin
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is a major cause of heart failure. Availability of risk-prediction models that include both clinical parameters and biomarkers is limited. We aimed to develop such a model for prediction of incident heart failure. METHODS: A multivariable risk-factor model was developed for prediction of first occurrence of heart failure death or hospitalization. A simplified risk score was derived that enabled subjects to be grouped into categories of 5-year risk varying from <5% to >20%...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636863/coronary-artery-vasospasm
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Takeshi Kondo, Kazuhiko Terada
A 52-year-old man who had a history of 34 pack-years of smoking presented to our primary care clinic with a 1-month history of episodic chest pain. The episodes occurred once every night while the patient was at rest, lasted for 15 minutes, and resolved without intervention. Sublingual..
June 22, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648436/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-receptor-blockers-in-heart-failure-and-chronic-kidney-disease-demystifying-controversies
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Kader Muneer, Anishkumar Nair
In clinical setting, congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) often co-exist in patients due to common underlying predisposing factors. An intricate equilibrium between the cardiovascular and renal system is maintained through rennin angiotensin-aldosterone axis and autonomic nervous system. Consequent to favorable hemodynamic modification, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blocking (ARB) therapy have proven to be an indispensable aspect of heart failure management with morbidity and mortality benefit...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602369/heart-failure-complicating-acute-mtyocardial-infarction
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Wilbert S Aronow
Factors predisposing the older person with acute myocardial infarction (MI) to develop heart failure (HF) include an increased prevalence of MI, multivessel coronary artery disease, decreased left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve, impairment of LV diastolic relaxation, increased hypertension, LV hypertrophy, diabetes mellitus, valvular heart disease, and renal insufficiency. HF associated with acute MI should be treated with a loop diuretic. The use of nitrates, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, aldosterone antagonists, beta-blockers, digoxin, and positive inotropic drugs; treatment of arrhythmias and mechanical complications; and indications for use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization is discussed...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611879/pitfalls-in-electrocardiographic-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-low-risk-chest-pain
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Semhar Z Tewelde, Amal Mattu, William J Brady
Less than half of patients with a chest pain history indicative of acute coronary syndrome have a diagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) on initial presentation to the emergency department. The physician must dissect the ECG for elusive, but perilous, characteristics that are often missed by machine analysis. ST depression is interpreted and often suggestive of ischemia; however, when exclusive to leads V1-V3 with concomitant tall R waves and upright T waves, a posterior infarction should first and foremost be suspected...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617620/atrial-fibrillation-and-the-risk-for-myocardial-infarction-all-cause-mortality-and-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vidar Ruddox, Irene Sandven, John Munkhaugen, Julie Skattebu, Thor Edvardsen, Jan Erik Otterstad
Background In contemporary atrial fibrillation trials most deaths are cardiac related, whereas stroke and bleeding represent only a small subset of deaths. We aimed to evaluate the long-term risk of cardiac events and all-cause mortality in individuals with atrial fibrillation compared to no atrial fibrillation. Design A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published between 1 January 2006 and 21 October 2016. Methods Four databases were searched. Studies had follow-up of at least 500 stable patients for either cardiac endpoints or all-cause mortality for 12 months or longer...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618904/antiplatelet-and-antithrombotic-treatment-for-secondary-prevention-in-ischaemic-heart-disease
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Maddalena Lettino, Sergio Leonardi, Elia De Maria, Sigrun Halvorsen
Platelets play a key role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes and this is why antiplatelet drugs are essential, both in the acute phase and in the long-term follow-up in preventing recurrent myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiovascular death. Aspirin is the most used agent and still remains the first choice drug for lifelong administration in secondary prevention after myocardial infarction. Dual antiplatelet therapy, targeting more than one pathway of platelet activation, has significantly improved the outcome of patients with acute coronary syndromes despite an increased risk of bleeding complications...
June 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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