Clin Imaging 2021 Jul 23;80:158-159. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
Department of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, United States of America. Electronic address:
Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Sep 23. Epub 2021 Sep 23.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Raemistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.
Objective: This study aimed to analyze whether comorbidities impact postoperative complication rate or survival after anatomical lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Methods: A retrospective analysis of 1219 patients who underwent NSCLC resection between 2000 and 2015 was performed. Analyzed comorbidities included chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), hypertension, coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease, myocardial infarction history, diabetes mellitus, renal insufficiency and other malignancies. Read More
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol 2021 Mar 15;18(1):27-32. Epub 2021 May 15.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, NH Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata, India.
Introduction: The optimal timing of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations in patients with recent acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains unclear.Aim: To assess the influence of timing on post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing CABG following AMI.Material And Methods: In this retrospective analysis 12,224 consecutive patients undergoing CABG were included. Read More
Am J Med Sci 2021 Sep 19. Epub 2021 Sep 19.
Department of Cardiology, Cardiology I, University Medical Center Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz), Mainz, Germany.
Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atherosclerosis are accompanied by substantial cardiovascular mortality; links between both disease entities were reported. We aimed to investigate the impact of systemic atherosclerosis on adverse outcomes in patients with deep venous thrombosis or thrombophlebitis (DVT) and to identify differences in DVT patients with and without systemic atherosclerosis.Methods: The German nationwide inpatient sample was used for this analysis. Read More
ERJ Open Res 2021 Jul 20;7(3). Epub 2021 Sep 20.
Dept of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Background: While forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV) is a hallmark of disease progression in chronic obstructive lung diseases, little is known about the relationship between baseline FEV and future risks of other medical conditions.Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between baseline FEV and future risks of diabetes, asthma, myocardial infarction, hypertension and all-cause mortality.Methods: We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and its Epidemiological Follow-Up Study. Read More
Can J Physiol Pharmacol 2021 Sep 21. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
McGill University Health Centre, 54473, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1A1;
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an acute and highly transmissible infectious disease has reached a pandemic level since March 11, 2020 and continues to challenge the healthcare system worldwide. The pathogenesis of COVID-19 is a complex process involving mechanisms that suppress the host antiviral and innate immune response, while triggering marked activation of coagulation and hyperinflammation leading to cytokine storm in severe COVID-19. This review summarizes current evidence related to COVID-19-associated cardiovascular severe illness and mortality, which encompasses life-threatening clinical manifestations, including myocardial injury, fulminant myocarditis, cardiac arrhythmia and ischemic stroke. Read More