5,022 results match your criteria Acta Cardiologica[Journal]


Pulmonary artery dissection secondary to pulmonary hypertension due to patent ductus arteriosus: echocardiography and computed tomography findings.

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 24:1-2. Epub 2022 May 24.

Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

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Sutureless bioprosthesis thrombosis.

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 23:1-2. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium.

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Assessment of the QT interval in right bundle branch block.

Authors:
Simon W Rabkin

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 18:1-8. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Background: Identifying prolonged QT interval in RBBB has been problematic.

Methods: Four approaches were compared to adjust for the QT prolongation in intermittent RBBB. The implications were assessed in a separate group of 200 persons with established RBBB. Read More

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3D reconstruction of the left atrium for precise localisation and ablation of accessory pathway.

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 18:1-2. Epub 2022 May 18.

Université Catholique de Louvain, CHU UCL Namur, Service de Cardiologie, Yvoir, Belgium.

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Factors predicting the occurrence of aortic valve calcification in patients with coronary artery calcification in China.

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 16:1-8. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Cardiology, Zhongda Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, P. R. China.

Objectives: In patients with coronary artery calcification (CAC), a predictor of adverse cardiovascular events, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) also shows valvular calcification. In this study, we evaluated common clinical indicators in CAC patients with aortic (AoVC) and mitral valve (MVC) calcification.

Methods: CAC and valvular calcification were quantified using the Agatston score in 636 hospitalised patients with CAC who underwent CCTA. Read More

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The use of glucagon-like-peptide-1 receptor agonist in the cardiology practice.

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 16:1-13. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Cardiology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

The presence of type 2 diabetes confronts the patient with an elevated risk to develop atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), heart failure (HF), or chronic kidney disease (CKD). Glucose control in itself does not prevent these complications in their entirety. More recently several agents within the class of Sodium-Glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2-I) and Glucagon-like-peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) have emerged as preferred agents to tackle the residual risk of ASCVD, HF, and CKD in patients with type 2 diabetes. Read More

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Impact of shock index before IABP implantation on recent prognosis of patients with cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction.

Acta Cardiol 2022 May 2:1-7. Epub 2022 May 2.

Centre of Coronary Heart Disease, National Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases and Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Objective: To investigate the impact of shock index before Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) implantation on recent prognosis of patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Methods: A total of 103 patients with CS complicating AMI admitted in our hospital from June 2014 to May 2019 who underwent primary PCI with IABP support were enrolled in the study. We collected the data according to the medical records and collected their clinical manifestation and laboratory examination, as well as 28-day mortality, and also calculated the shock index (ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure) before IABP implantation. Read More

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Comparison of frequency of silent cerebral infarction as assessed by serum neuron specific enolase in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: .

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 25:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Cardiology Department, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Cerebral infarction in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may clinically vary from being silent to catastrophic. Silent cerebral infarction (SCI) is the neuronal injury in the absence of clinically appearent stroke or transient ischaemic attack. Serum neuron specific enolase (NSE) is suggested to be a valid surrogate biomarker that allows to detect recent neuronal injury. Read More

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The correlation between the left atrial volume index and atrial fibrillation development in heart failure with mildly reduced ejection fraction and long-term follow-up results.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 24:1-8. Epub 2022 Apr 24.

Department of Cardiology, Bakırçay University Çiğli Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey.

Background: The European Society of Cardiology has recently defined heart failure (HF) patient group with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 41-49% as a different category with the term heart failure with mildly reduced ejection fraction (HFmrEF). In this study, we aimed to conduct a research about the correlation between left atrial volume index (LAVI) and atrial fibrillation in patients HFmrEF.

Methods: A total of 282 patients HFmrEF who were admitted to the cardiology department from three different centres were included in the study. Read More

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'Routine intravascular ultrasound evaluation and change in stenting strategy in primary percutaneous intervention (RIST PCI)'.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 25:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Background: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) provides better assessment of vessel size, lesion length and plaque characteristics. There is paucity of data regarding the impact of IVUS on stenting pattern during primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Methods: We included patients with STEMI undergoing IVUS-guided primary PCI. Read More

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The effect of prior COVID-19 infection on coronary microvascular dysfunction.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 22:1-6. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Department of Biostatistics and Cardiology, Nişantaşı University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.

Background: Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Frame Count (TFC) is an index that provides a quantitative evaluation of coronary microvascular dysfunction. In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of COVID-19 infection on TFC in patients admitted with chest pain and dyspnoea after COVID-19 disease and had abnormal findings in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy.

Methods: For this single-center retrospective study, patients with and without a history of COVID-19 who were underwent coronary angiography for abnormal findings in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 were analysed. Read More

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Lipid-lowering therapy and risk-based LDL-C goal attainment in Belgium: DA VINCI observational study.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 20:1-10. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Imperial Centre for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death in Belgium. Current strategies for the prevention and management of CVD focus on reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. This analysis assessed whether LDL-C goals, recommended by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) guidelines, were being achieved in a Belgian study population. Read More

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Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography for detection of cardiac sarcoidosis in the early stage: a cross-sectional single-centre study.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 20:1-9. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Cardiology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: Sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement has a relatively high morbidity and mortality, and early diagnose of cardiac sarcoidosis is a critical issue. Systolic dyssynchrony index (SDI) measured by three-dimensional echocardiography was used in our study for detection of subclinical left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in patients with sarcoidosis and normal LV function on two-dimensional echocardiography.

Methods: Forty-four patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis (without clinically apparent cardiac involvement) and 44 healthy control subjects were included in this study. Read More

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Association between CHARGE-AF risk score and LA mechanics: LA reservoir strain can be a single parameter for predicting AF risk.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 11:1-9. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a prevalent arrhythmia and the leading preventable cause of cardioembolic stroke. Scoring systems for predicting AF risk do not use imaging modalities. We sought to determine whether LA longitudinal strain could be used as a single parameter for predicting the risk of AF. Read More

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Subtraction coronary CT angiography in patients with high heart rate.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 6:1-10. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Department of Radiology, Chongqing General Hospital, Chongqing, China.

All the previous subtraction coronary CT angiography (CCTA) had strict heart rate (HR) inclusion criteria. In this study, a new subtraction method was applied to patients with various HR. The post-contrast scan time was respectively 3. Read More

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Validity and correlation of quantitative flow ratio with fractional flow reserve for assessment of intermediate coronary lesions.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Apr 6:1-8. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Department of Cardiology, Advanced Cardiac Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

Background: The angiographic percent diameter stenosis (%DS) do not assess the physiological significance of epicardial coronary stenosis. The currently practised physiological indices require pressure wires with or without adenosine-induced hyperaemia. Quantitative flow ratio (QFR) is an angiography-based method to determine the functional significance of coronary stenosis. Read More

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Association of HbA1c with carotid artery plaques in patients with coronary heart disease: a retrospective clinical study.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 31:1-9. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China.

Background And Aims: Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels have been shown to be related to carotid artery plaques. However, studies on the relationship between HbA1c levels and carotid artery plaques in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) are limited and inconsistent. Our objective was to examine the correlation between HbA1c levels and carotid artery plaques in patients with CHD. Read More

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Advanced cardiac MRI to detect myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination in a 22-year-old man.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 28:1-2. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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Complete atrioventricular block with diastolic mitral regurgitation due to severe lithium intoxication. A case report.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 24:1-6. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Department of Cardiology, ZNA Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium.

Background: Lithium remains the first line therapy for treatment of bipolar disorder and is widely used in psychiatry despite its narrow therapeutic window. Cardiac side effects are uncommon, but when they are present, they can vary from benign repolarization changes to life threatening tachyarrhythmias as well as conduction time abnormalities. In extremely rare cases complete atrioventricular block with cardiogenic shock can be seen. Read More

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Experience with implantation of Select Secure leads in paediatric patients.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 22:1-7. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey.

In this study, we aimed to investigate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of Select Secure lead in a pure paediatric cohort and to present our experience with implantation technique, complications, and acute and midterm performance of the lead. From 2014 to 2020, 42 consecutive paediatric patients underwent a cardiac device implantation with Select Secure lead system. Patient demographics, implantation technique, and locations, sensing and pacing characteristics, impedances and any complications at implant and follow-up were investigated. Read More

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Syndromic pulmonary artery aneurysm.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 22:1-2. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

Department of Cardiology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Jette, Brussels, Belgium.

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Predictors of left atrial thrombosis in atrial fibrillation patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 16. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Department of Cardiology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

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Inflammation influences thrombus burden in STEMI?

Authors:
Charles Pirlet

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 3. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Cardiology Department, Bvd du douzième de ligne, 1., CHR Citadelle, Liège, Belgium.

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Valvular and supravalvular aortic stenosis fifteen years after coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Mar 3:1-2. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

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An unexpected response to adenosine in broad QRS tachycardia.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Feb 24:1-2. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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February 2022

A case of myocarditis following ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccination.

Acta Cardiol 2022 Feb 21:1-3. Epub 2022 Feb 21.

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium.

Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium, that might lead to reduced cardiac function and in the most severe cases to mortality. Although uncommon, it is a known adverse event after vaccination with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA vaccines. Here, we report the case of myocarditis following vaccination with a viral vector vaccine, ChAdOX1 nCoV-19. Read More

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February 2022