Trends Cardiovasc Med 2021 Sep 8. Epub 2021 Sep 8.
Cardiology Department, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Electronic address:
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 2021 Sep 21:10742484211046671. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
Intermountain Medical Center, 98078Intermountain Heart Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Background: Flecainide is a useful antiarrhythmic for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, because of ventricular proarrhythmia risk, a history of myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary artery disease (CAD) is a flecainide exclusion, and stress testing is used to exclude ischemia. We assessed whether absent/mild coronary artery calcium (CAC) can supplement or avoid the need for stress testing. Read More
J Comput Assist Tomogr 2021 Sep-Oct 01;45(5):776-781
Lung Transplant Program, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.
Purpose: A usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern is common in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD). The purpose of the study was to validate imaging findings differentiating CTD-ILD from IPF in UIP.Methods: Patients with a multidisciplinary diagnosis of CTD-ILD or IPF and a UIP pattern on computed tomography and/or pathology were included in this study. Read More
Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2021 Sep 21:e12897. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
Heart Beat Science Lab, Co., Ltd., Sendai, Japan.
Background: The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate (HR) dynamics by Holter ECG has been standardized to 24 hs, but longer-term continuous ECG monitoring has become available in clinical practice. We investigated the effects of long-term ECG on the assessment of HRV and HR dynamics.Methods: Intraweek variations in HRV and HR dynamics were analyzed in 107 outpatients with sinus rhythm. Read More
Intern Emerg Med 2021 Sep 21. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
Geriatric Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Via Camaldoli 64, 20138, Milan, Italy.
Polypharmacy represents a major clinical and public health issue in older persons. We aimed to measure the prevalence of polypharmacy, and the main predictors of drug prescription in nursing home residents. Post hoc analyses of the "Incidence of pNeumonia and related ConseqUences in nursing home Residents" (INCUR) study were conducted. Read More
Am J Case Rep 2021 Sep 21;22:e933031. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
Department of Internal Diseases, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga, Latvia.
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension which is often caused by recurrent emboli. The reported prevalence in Latvia is 15.7 cases per million inhabitants. Read More