765 results match your criteria Acta Cardiologica Sinica[Journal]


An Unexpected Complication of Pacemaker Implantation: Methemoglobinemia.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):449-452

Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Surgery Hospital, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Ischemia and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension in a 16-Year-Old Girl with Unquenched Hyperthyroidism of Graves' Disease.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):442-448

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Changhua Christian Children's Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan.

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The Relationship between Insulin Resistance and Spatial QRS-T Angle in American Adults.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):427-433

Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health.

Background: Insulin resistance can impair the electrical conductivity of the heart. Spatial QRS-T axis reflects ventricular depolarization and repolarization. The relationship between insulin resistance and spatial QRS-T angle has not been examined in the general population. Read More

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Changing Spectrum of Cardiac Diseases in Children: An Extended Longitudinal Observation Study of a Pediatric Cardiac Screening Program.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):420-426

Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Children's Hospital.

Background: The spectrum of cardiac diseases in children is distinct from that in adults, and changes with advances in medical care and socioeconomic conditions. Such data are important for the allocation of medical resources, but are unclear. Based on a longitudinal pediatric cardiac screening program, we sought to delineate the spectrum and the trends. Read More

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Higher Copeptin Levels are Associated with the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):412-419

Department of Cardiology.

Background: Correlations between increased copeptin levels and various cardiovascular diseases have been described. In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between increased copeptin levels and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS).

Methods: Patients with mild/moderate rheumatic MS and sinus rhythm were consecutively recruited from an echocardiography laboratory. Read More

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Prognostic Value of Right Ventricular Cardiac Power Output at Rest in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):404-411

Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: There is supporting evidence that normal right heart function is crucial for the maintenance of normal overall hemodynamics. The heart can be described as a hydraulic pump, and cardiac power reflects the hydraulic function of the heart. The present analysis aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of right ventricular cardiac power output (RV-CPO) at rest in patients with advanced heart failure (HF). Read More

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The Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: The Eligibility of Novel Heart Failure Medications.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):394-403

Heart Center, Cheng Hsin General Hospital.

Background: Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors and beta-blockers are the initial treatment of choice for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), whereas sacubitril/valsartan (SAC/VAL) and ivabradine are considered to second-line therapies. The eligibility of SAC/VAL and ivabradine according to the U.S. Read More

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Elective Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms with Modular and Unibody Type Endografts.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):386-393

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara.

Background: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the performance of modular and unibody endografts for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Methods: Between January 2012 and December 2017, 130 elective infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms treated in an endovascular manner were retrospectively evaluated. Sixty-six patients with the modular type (Medtronic Endurant II and Lifetech Ankura AAA) and 64 patients with the unibody type (Endologix AFX®) were compared with regards to early and postoperative one-year results. Read More

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The Effect of Recanalization of a Chronic Total Coronary Occlusion on Atrial Conduction Velocities.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):377-385

Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital.

Background: P-wave duration and P-wave dispersion (PWD) give information about inhomogeneous and discontinuous atrial conduction, which are believed to be the leading electrophysiological causes of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of percutaneous chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularization on P-wave duration and PWD in electrocardiography (ECG).

Materials And Methods: We enrolled 98 consecutive patients with sinus rhythm who underwent percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) for CTO. Read More

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Profiles of Hospitalized Patients with Angiographic Coronary Heart Disease in Taiwan during 2014-2016: Report of a Tertiary Hospital.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):365-376

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei.

Background: The Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC) has established multicenter registries for coronary artery disease (CAD) to investigate clinical characteristics, management and risks for mortality. However, the impacts of newly-emerged evidence-based therapies, including the use of drug-eluting stents (DESs), on patients with CAD in Taiwan remain unclear.

Methods: The Tri-Service General Hospital-Coronary Heart Disease (TSGH-CHD) registry is a single-center, prospective, longitudinal registry in Taiwan containing data from 2014-2016. Read More

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Addressing Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) Following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Mini-Review of Practical Strategies.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):355-364

Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several vaccines were developed and rolled out at unprecedented speed, and notwithstanding this rapid pace of development, the results from initial clinical trials involving tens of thousands of adult subjects generally indicated that most vaccines were remarkably effective and safe, with no major safety warnings noted. However, with more than 2 billion vaccination doses administered to date, reports of rare adverse events following immunization (AEFI) are beginning to emerge. In late February 2021, atypical thrombotic events following immunization with the adenoviral vector-based ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccine were first reported, and similar events have also been observed in recipients of the adenoviral vector-based Ad26. Read More

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2021 TSOC Expert Consensus on the Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Clinical Management of Cardiac Manifestations of Fabry Disease.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 Jul;37(4):337-354

Division of Cardiology, Departments of Internal Medicine, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei.

Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked, rare inherited lysosomal storage disease caused by α-galactosidase A gene variants resulting in deficient or undetectable α-galactosidase A enzyme activity. Progressive accumulation of pathogenic globotriaosylceramide and its deacylated form globotriaosylsphingosine in multiple cell types and organs is proposed as main pathophysiology of FD, with elicited pro-inflammatory cascade as alternative key pathological process. The clinical manifestations may present with either early onset and multisystemic involvement (cutaneous, neurological, nephrological and the cardiovascular system) with a progressive disease nature in classic phenotype, or present with a later-onset course with predominant cardiac involvement (non-classical or cardiac variant; e. Read More

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Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors as an Add-on Therapy to Metformin on Electrocardiographic Indices of Ventricular Repolarization.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):327-328

Department of Cardiology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey.

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Potential Prognostic Impact of Frequent Premature Ventricular Complexes.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):325-326

Department of Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar Conde São Januário, Macau SAR.

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Response to "Ventricular Tachycardia in Association with Propafenone Overdose" by Hyun Kuk Kim.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):324

Division of Medical Toxicology, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

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SGLT-2 Inhibitors Beneficial Effects on Ventricular Repolarization May Be Protective against Atrial Fibrillation Occurrence.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):323

Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital "Hippokration", Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Incidentally Detected "Silent" Vena Cava Superior Anomalies.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):309-311

Department of Cardiology, Istanbul Sultan Abdülhamit Han Research and Training Hospital.

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Transcatheter Closure of Aortopulmonary Window in Infants with Amplatzer Duct Occluder-I.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):305-308

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Istanbul Science of Health University, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a septation defect between the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery, and it accounts for 0.2-0.6% of all congenital heart diseases. Read More

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The Postnatal Risk, Resuscitation Success Rate and Outcomes of Pediatric Sudden Death in Taiwan.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):296-304

Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and Medical College, National Taiwan University, Taiwan e Administration of National Health Insurance, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: The epidemiology of pediatric potentially sudden death (SD) events and the rescue rate remain unclear.

Methods: We established a birth cohort (2000-2014) from a national database 2000-2015.

Results: Of 3,097,277 live births, we identified 3126 children (56. Read More

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Outcomes after Transcatheter Mitral Valve Edge to Edge Repair; a Comparison of Two Pathologies.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):286-295

Department of Adult Cardiology.

Background: The clinical use of transcatheter mitral valve repairis growing. We aimed to compare the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after transcatheter mitral valve repair using the edge-to-edge technique in patients with functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). Furthermore, we correlated the clinical and echocardiographic measurements. Read More

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Complement C1q/Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Protein-3 (CTRP3) is Significantly Decreased in Patients with Heart Failure and Closely Related with Ventricular Tachycardia.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):278-285

Department of Cardiology.

Background: The relationship between serum complement C1q/tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related protein-3 (CTRP3) levels and ventricular tachycardia (VT) in heart failure patients with reduced ejection-fraction (HFrEF) is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in serum CTRP3 level and the relationship with VT in HFrEF.

Methods: The study included 88 patients with HFrEF with and without VT and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Read More

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Malnutrition Affects the Outcomes of Patients with Low-Output Heart Failure and Congestion.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):269-277

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung.

Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between malnutrition and outcomes in patients with decompensated severe systolic heart failure (HF) focusing on clinical presentations and medication use.

Methods: This study prospectively enrolled 108 patients admitted for severe systolic HF with a left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction < 35%, low cardiac output, and high LV filling pressure. Five patients died during the index hospitalization, and the remaining 103 patients were followed up for 2 years. Read More

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CHADS-VASc Score and Risk of New-Onset Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease in Patients without Atrial Fibrillation.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2021 May;37(3):261-268

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University.

Background: CHADS-VASc score is a useful score to evaluate the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and it has been shown to outperform CHADS score. Our recent cross-sectional study showed that CHADS-VASc score was associated with an ankle-brachial index < 0.9. Read More

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