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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881565/low-dose-aspirin-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-10-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yoshihiko Saito, Sadanori Okada, Hisao Ogawa, Hirofumi Soejima, Mio Sakuma, Masafumi Nakayama, Naofumi Doi, Hideaki Jinnouchi, Masako Waki, Izuru Masuda, Takeshi Morimoto
BACKGROUND: -The long-term efficacy and safety of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes are still inconclusive. METHODS: -The Japanese Primary Prevention of Atherosclerosis with Aspirin for Diabetes (JPAD) trial was a randomized, open-label, standard-care controlled trial examining whether low-dose aspirin affected cardiovascular events in 2539 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease...
November 15, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779769/management-of-anemia-in-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Lawrence Tim Goodnough, Josep Comin-Colet, Santiago Leal-Noval, Sherri Ozawa, Jacqueline Takere, David Henry, Mazyar Javidroozi, Benjamin Hohmuth, Elvira Bisbe, Irwin Gross, Aryeh Shander
Anemia is an independent risk factor for adverse patient outcomes. There are no guidelines for management of anemia in patients withcongestive heart failure (CHF), despite itshigh incidence. Four objectives were defined by the International Anemia Management and Clinical Outcomes Expert Panel (AMCO), a multinational group of interdisciplinary experts identified by the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) to: determine the prevalence of anemia in outpatients; to determine the prevalence of hospital-acquired anemia; to assess the impact of anemia management on clinical outcomes such as quality of life and functional status; and to provide recommendations for primary care physicians and specialists for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of anemia in patients with CHF...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838653/what-s-new-in-the-european-society-of-cardiology-2016-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-and-chronic-heart-failure
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26571451/omega-6-fatty-acids-for-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#4
REVIEW
Lena Al-Khudairy, Louise Hartley, Christine Clar, Nadine Flowers, Lee Hooper, Karen Rees
BACKGROUND: Omega 6 plays a vital role in many physiological functions but there is controversy concerning its effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. There is conflicting evidence whether increasing or decreasing omega 6 intake results in beneficial effects. OBJECTIVES: The two primary objectives of this Cochrane review were to determine the effectiveness of:1. Increasing omega 6 (Linoleic acid (LA), Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), Arachidonic acid (AA), or any combination) intake in place of saturated or monounsaturated fats or carbohydrates for the primary prevention of CVD...
November 16, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26549714/isosorbide-mononitrate-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Margaret M Redfield, Kevin J Anstrom, James A Levine, Gabe A Koepp, Barry A Borlaug, Horng H Chen, Martin M LeWinter, Susan M Joseph, Sanjiv J Shah, Marc J Semigran, G Michael Felker, Robert T Cole, Gordon R Reeves, Ryan J Tedford, W H Wilson Tang, Steven E McNulty, Eric J Velazquez, Monica R Shah, Eugene Braunwald
BACKGROUND: Nitrates are commonly prescribed to enhance activity tolerance in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction. We compared the effect of isosorbide mononitrate or placebo on daily activity in such patients. METHODS: In this multicenter, double-blind, crossover study, 110 patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction were randomly assigned to a 6-week dose-escalation regimen of isosorbide mononitrate (from 30 mg to 60 mg to 120 mg once daily) or placebo, with subsequent crossover to the other group for 6 weeks...
December 10, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742825/atrial-fibrillation-and-chronic-kidney-disease-struggling-through-thick-and-thin
#6
Simardeep Gill, Min Jun, Pietro Ravani
The prevalence of atrial fibrillation and the risk of stroke display an age-related increase in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. Evidence from large randomized controlled trials conducted in the general population supports the use of anticoagulation to reduce the risk of stroke in the setting of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. However, data in the non-dialysis-dependent and dialysis-dependent CKD populations are limited largely to observational studies, which demonstrate conflicting results regarding the risk-benefit profile of anticoagulation...
October 14, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26547460/evidence-based-management-of-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-challenges-and-confusion
#7
Sripal Bangalore, David J Maron, Judith S Hochman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643143/sp-04-1-the-role-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#8
Zhanna Kobalava
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in general and heart failure (HF) in particular continues to increase worldwide. CVD are major contributors to death and morbidity and recognized as important drivers of healthcare expenditure. Chronic overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in human hypertension and HF pathophysiology. RAAS is fundamental in the overall regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis through the actions of hormones, which regulate vascular tone, and specifically blood pressure through vasoconstriction and renal sodium and water retention...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21366472/diuretic-strategies-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
G Michael Felker, Kerry L Lee, David A Bull, Margaret M Redfield, Lynne W Stevenson, Steven R Goldsmith, Martin M LeWinter, Anita Deswal, Jean L Rouleau, Elizabeth O Ofili, Kevin J Anstrom, Adrian F Hernandez, Steven E McNulty, Eric J Velazquez, Abdallah G Kfoury, Horng H Chen, Michael M Givertz, Marc J Semigran, Bradley A Bart, Alice M Mascette, Eugene Braunwald, Christopher M O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Loop diuretics are an essential component of therapy for patients with acute decompensated heart failure, but there are few prospective data to guide their use. METHODS: In a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial, we assigned 308 patients with acute decompensated heart failure to receive furosemide administered intravenously by means of either a bolus every 12 hours or continuous infusion and at either a low dose (equivalent to the patient's previous oral dose) or a high dose (2...
March 3, 2011: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539049/cardiometabolic-syndrome-and-increased-risk-of-heart-failure
#10
Helene von Bibra, Walter Paulus, Martin St John Sutton
Approximately 50 % of patients with heart failure have diastolic heart failure (HFPEF) with the major predisposing risk factors age, inactivity, obesity, insulin resistance (IR), type-2 diabetes, and hypertension. The prognosis of HFPEF is comparable to that of systolic heart failure, but without any specific or effective treatment. This review presents a biomathematically corrected diagnostic approach for quantification of diastolic dysfunction (DD) via the age dependency of diastolic function. Pathophysiological mechanisms for DD in the cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) are mainly based on downstream effects of IR including insufficient myocardial energy supply...
August 18, 2016: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604060/assessing-cardiovascular-risk-to-guide-hypertension-diagnosis-and-treatment
#11
Ann Marie Navar, Michael J Pencina, Eric D Peterson
Importance: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) demonstrated the benefit of lowering systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mm Hg, yet other trials, such as Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation-3 (HOPE-3), did not find consistent benefit. How to incorporate these results into the treatment of those with elevated SBP in the general population is not clear. Objectives: To assess the representativeness of SPRINT and HOPE-3 relative to patients in the United States and to explore the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profiles of various populations with elevated SBP...
November 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560276/stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
#12
REVIEW
Ben Freedman, Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation is found in a third of all ischaemic strokes, even more after post-stroke atrial fibrillation monitoring. Data from stroke registries show that both unknown and untreated or under treated atrial fibrillation is responsible for most of these strokes, which are often fatal or debilitating. Most could be prevented if efforts were directed towards detection of atrial fibrillation before stroke occurs, through screening or case finding, and treatment of all patients with atrial fibrillation at increased risk of stroke with well-controlled vitamin K antagonists or non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants...
August 20, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566810/new-antiplatelet-drugs-and-new-oral-anticoagulants
#13
V Koenig-Oberhuber, M Filipovic
In our daily anaesthetic practice, we are confronted with an increasing number of patients treated with either antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents. During the last decade, changes have occurred that make the handling of antithrombotic medication a challenging part of anaesthetic perioperative management. In this review, the authors discuss the most important antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs, the perioperative management, the handling of bleeding complications, and the interpretation of some laboratory analyses related to these agents...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568871/antithrombotic-treatments-for-stroke-prevention-in-elderly-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-drugs-and-doses
#14
REVIEW
Mustafa Kilickap, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Robert G Hart
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance and is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of stroke. The most important risk factors for stroke in patients with AF are previous stroke and age ≥ 75 years. Canadian guidelines recommend anticoagulant therapy for patients with AF who are older than the age of 65 years, but the elderly often remain undertreated, primarily because of concerns regarding bleeding. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants appear to be safer, at least as efficacious, and more convenient than warfarin, and are a cost-effective alternative for elderly patients with AF...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543137/echocardiography-in-shock-management
#15
REVIEW
Anthony S McLean
Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis and management of the shocked patient. Important characteristics in the setting of shock are that it is non-invasive and can be rapidly applied.In the acute situation a basic study often yields immediate results allowing for the initiation of therapy, while a follow-up advanced study brings the advantage of further refining the diagnosis and providing an in-depth hemodynamic assessment. Competency in basic critical care echocardiography is now regarded as a mandatory part of critical care training with clear guidelines available...
August 20, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502078/acute-myocardial-infarction
#16
Grant W Reed, Jeffrey E Rossi, Christopher P Cannon
Acute myocardial infarction has traditionally been divided into ST elevation or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction; however, therapies are similar between the two, and the overall management of acute myocardial infarction can be reviewed for simplicity. Acute myocardial infarction remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, despite substantial improvements in prognosis over the past decade. The progress is a result of several major trends, including improvements in risk stratification, more widespread use of an invasive strategy, implementation of care delivery systems prioritising immediate revascularisation through percutaneous coronary intervention (or fibrinolysis), advances in antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants, and greater use of secondary prevention strategies such as statins...
August 5, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27208050/2016-acc-aha-hfsa-focused-update-on-new-pharmacological-therapy-for-heart-failure-an-update-of-the-2013-accf-aha-guideline-for-the-management-of-heart-failure-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice
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Clyde W Yancy, Mariell Jessup, Biykem Bozkurt, Javed Butler, Donald E Casey, Monica M Colvin, Mark H Drazner, Gerasimos Filippatos, Gregg C Fonarow, Michael M Givertz, Steven M Hollenberg, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Frederick A Masoudi, Patrick E McBride, Pamela N Peterson, Lynne Warner Stevenson, Cheryl Westlake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27140950/withdrawn-antiplatelet-agents-versus-control-or-anticoagulation-for-heart-failure-in-sinus-rhythm
#18
REVIEW
Gregory Y H Lip, Benjamin J Wrigley, Ron Pisters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27079896/palliative-care-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Colleen K McIlvennan, Larry A Allen
Despite advances in cardiac therapy, heart failure (HF) remains a progressive, highly symptomatic, and deadly disease that places great demands on patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems. Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to care that focuses on communication, shared decision making, and advance care planning; provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms; integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of care; and offers a support system to help families cope during illness and bereavement...
2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27026020/2016-acc-aha-guideline-focused-update-on-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-an-update-of-the-2011
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