Clin Drug Investig 2021 Feb 27;41(2):193-196. Epub 2021 Jan 27.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Graduate School of Medicine, 6-11-1 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 143-8541, Japan.
Kardiol Pol 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Department of Cardiology Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Background: Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a critical complication to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), with short-term mortality rates exceeding 40%. However, no international consensus of a CS definition exists. This may compromise interstudy comparability. Read More
Cardiol Ther 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Department of Anesthesiology, LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, USA.
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Cardiology Service, Coimbra Hospital and University Center, Praceta, R. Prof. Mota Pinto, 3004-561, Coimbra, Portugal.
Left atrial ejection fraction (LAEF) has been previously shown to accurately distinguish between patients with and without clearly defined left ventricle diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) by ASE/EACVI criteria, but indeterminate cases were excluded. We sought to determine if LAEF could accurately distinguish between normal, indeterminate and LVDD patients. A retrospective cohort of 125 patients who underwent transthoracic echocardiography was studied. Read More
Heart Vessels 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Coronary artery calcium (CAC) score is a robust prognostic tool to predict cardiac events. Although patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) occasionally undergo non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT), the prognostic utility of CAC by NCCT is not widely known. We aimed to determine if CAC measured on NCCT is associated with all-cause mortality (ACM) among patients with CHF. Read More