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The early repolarization pattern and gated SPECT abnormality at coronary stenosis.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of Nuclear Medicine , University of Health Sciences, Ankara Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.

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December 2018
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Contrast stress-echocardiography compared with single photon emission computed tomography to detect multivessel coronary artery disease.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Parma University Hospital , Parma , Italy.

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December 2018
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Clinical outcomes of heart-team-guided treatment decisions in high-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis in a health-economic context with limited resources for transcatheter valve therapies.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of Cardiovascular Medicine , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the preferred treatment modality for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high or prohibitive risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). We aimed to evaluate real-world outcomes after treatment according to the decisions of the multidisciplinary heart team in a Belgian health-economic context.

Methods And Results: Four hundred and five high-risk patients referred to a tertiary centre between 1 March 2008 and 31 December 2015 were screened and planned to undergo SAVR, TAVI or medical treatment (MT). Read More

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December 2018
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Arterial stiffness in adult patients after coarctation of aorta repair and with bicuspid aortic valve.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

c Institute of Cardiology , Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital , Krakow , Poland.

Objectives: The coarctation of aorta is commonly related to bicuspid aortic valve. The aim of the study was to assess arterial stiffness in adults after aortic coarctation repair and to evaluate an impact of bicuspid aortic valve concomitance on arterial stiffness results.

Methods: Fifty-eight patients after coarctation of aorta repair, 36 male, median age of 27. Read More

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December 2018
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Optimising standards of care of heart failure in general practice the OSCAR-HF pilot study protocol.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of Public Health and Primary Care , KU Leuven (KUL) , Leuven , Belgium.

Background: Heart failure (HF) imposes a burden for patients and health economics. General practitioners (GPs) are confronted with the broadest range of HF management. Although guidelines exist, they are not fully implemented in the Belgian health care system. Read More

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December 2018
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Prognostic significance of coronary artery calcium scoring and single-photon emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging on major adverse cardiac events in patients at low risk for suspected coronary artery disease.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, School of Medicine , Tongji University , Shanghai , China.

Background: To explore the prognostic value of combination of coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) on the long-term risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in Chinese patients at low risk of suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).

Methods: The medical records of 1876 adult patients who were referred for clinically indicated non-invasive CAD detection with SPECT/CT from January 2011 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The primary outcome was the occurrence of MACEs, including cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), unstable angina (UA), and late revascularisation. Read More

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December 2018
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Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic features in patients with major arterial vascular disease assigned to surgical revascularization.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Cardiologia , Università degli Studi di Parma , Parma , Italy.

Background: We aimed to depict the electrocardiographic and echocardiographic aspects in patients before elective major vascular surgery.

Methods: We evaluated through standard 12 lead electrocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography 469 patients with asymptomatic large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), 334 with critical carotid stenosis (CAS), and 238 with advanced peripheral artery disease (PAD) before surgical revascularization.

Results: Patients with AAA were predominantly males (p < . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1528665DOI Listing
December 2018
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Life-threatening electrical storm requiring emergency aortic valve replacement in a patient with severe unicuspid aortic valve disease.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 3:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

d Cardiovascular Surgery Department , Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble , Grenoble , France.

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December 2018
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Switching from ramipril to sacubitril/valsartan favorably alters electrocardiographic indices of ventricular repolarization in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 4:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

a Department of Cardiology , Memorial Ankara Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.

Background: Angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI, sacubitril/valsartan) reduces sudden death in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Corrected QT (QTc), T-wave peak to T-wave end interval (Tp-e) and Tp-e/QTc are electrocardiographic indices of ventricular repolarization heterogeneity. We aimed to assess the effects of switching from ramipril to ARNI on electrocardiographic indices of ventricular repolarization. Read More

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December 2018
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Empty left atrioventricular groove: congenital atresia of left circumflex artery.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 4:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

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

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December 2018
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Outcome postponement as a potential patient centred measure of therapeutic benefit: examples in cardiovascular medicine.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 4:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

d Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy , University of Southern Denmark , Odense , Denmark.

Background: The impact of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) depends heavily on the presentation of the findings.

Objective: Classically, RCT findings are presented in the form of absolute risk reduction (ARR), number needed to treat (NNT) to prevent one adverse outcome, and relative risk reduction (RRR) or hazard ratio (the most favourable means for drug marketing). However, the estimation of average survival gain (i. Read More

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December 2018
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Pacemaker site pseudoaneurysm from superior thoracic artery: an uncommon offender.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Dec 4:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1530403DOI Listing
December 2018
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Effects of sacubitril/valsartan on functional status and exercise capacity in real-world patients.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Nov 25:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

a Department of Cardiology , Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg , Genk , Belgium.

Background: Sacubitril/valsartan significantly reduced heart failure(HF) hospitalisations and mortality in the PARADIGM-HF-trial. However real-world data on symptomatic and functional improvement are lacking.

Methods: Between December 2016 and January 2018, we retrospectively collected baseline and follow-up data including New York Heart Association (NYHA)-functional class and Cardio-pulmonary exercise data(CPET) in all HF-patients receiving sacubitril/valsartan. Read More

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November 2018
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Long-term outcome of conservative and invasive treatment in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Nov 17:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

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

Background And Objective: Treatment for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) can be either conservative or invasive (alcohol septal ablation (ASA) and myectomy). As there is no clear consensus on the long-term effects of these different strategies, the aim was to compare the long-term outcome in a large tertiary referral university hospital.

Methods: We retrospectively included 106 HOCM patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1491673DOI Listing
November 2018
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Treatment patterns in anticoagulant therapy in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in Belgium: results from the GARFIELD-AF registry.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 27:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

t Thrombosis Research Institute , London , UK.

Background: AF, anticoagulation, NOACs, changing patterns of prescription.

Methods: We describe baseline data and treatment patterns of patients recruited in Belgium in the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF). Recruitment began when novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were introduced and provides a unique picture of changing treatment patterns over time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1494089DOI Listing
October 2018
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Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 25:1-2. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a Department of Medicine, Cardiology, CHU UCL Namur , Université Catholique de Louvain , Yvoir , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1515320DOI Listing
October 2018
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PM2.5 exposure aggravates left heart failure induced pulmonary hypertension.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 22:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

d Department of Cardiology , Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University , Jinan , China.

Aim: Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) exposure is high risk to cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1488568DOI Listing
October 2018
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Electrocardiographic predictors of mortality in patients after percutaneous coronary interventions - a nested case-control study.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

b Department of Cardiology , Inselspital - Bern University Hospital, University of Bern , Bern , Switzerland.

Background: The outcome of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) varies considerably. Several ECG parameters have recently emerged (PQ interval, P-wave, T-peak-to-T-end interval, T-wave, T/R ratio, J-wave) beyond traditional markers (rhythm, QRS, Q-wave, QT interval, ST segment) and were attributed important prognostic value in the setting of coronary artery disease. The present study integrated for the first time these ECG parameters altogether with the aim to determine their role in predicting patients' outcome after a PCI. Read More

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October 2018
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Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1505316DOI Listing
October 2018

Angioedema: a rare and sometimes delayed side effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17:1-5. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

c Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic disorders Unit CHU Liege; Clinical Pharmacology, Liege University, Belgium.

The effects of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors result from the inhibition of the ACE (kininase II) to ultimately influence both the renin-angiotensin system and the degradation of the bradykinin (BK) metabolism. ACE inhibitors block the degradation of BK and substance P by ACE. In addition, an active metabolite of BK (Des-Arg9-BK) is catalysed by kininase I and its degradation is controlled in part by the conversion enzyme. Read More

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October 2018
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Impact of statin use on high sensitive troponin T levels with moderate exercise.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

a Department of Cardiology , University Hospital of Gazi University , Ankara , Turkey.

Background: High-sensitive cardiac troponin (hsTn) levels can be elevated due to non-pathological events such as strenuous exercise. However, the effect of statins on circulating hsTnT levels with moderate exercise is uncertain. Therefore, we evaluated the impact of statins on hsTnT level with moderate exercise. Read More

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October 2018
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Using mHealth interventions to promote cardiovascular health.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17:1-3. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

a Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1501139DOI Listing
October 2018

Impact of chronic total occlusion on ventricular arrhythmia and mortality in ischaemic cardiomyopathy patient with implantable cardiac defibrillator: a meta-analysis.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

c Department of Cardiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA.

Background: Recent studies suggested that chronic total occlusion of the coronary artery increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) and all-cause mortality in ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) patient who underwent implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) implantation. We aim to demonstrate an association between a presence of CTO and poor cardiovascular outcome in ICD implanted ICM patients.

Objective: To examine the association between the presence of CTO and all-cause mortality in ICM with ICD implantation Methods: We comprehensively searched the databases of MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to February 2018. Read More

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October 2018
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Anaemia and mortality in patients with transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 17:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

c Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine , Einstein Medical Center , Philadelphia , PA , USA.

Objective: This study was done to determine the relationship between pre-procedural anaemia and mortality post transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Introduction: TAVR is now a treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) with high surgical risk. Anaemia is a common comorbidity in the TAVR population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1510802DOI Listing
October 2018
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Safety, long-term outcomes and predictors of recurrence following a single catheter ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Oct 10:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

a Second Department of Cardiology, Laboratory of Cardiac Electrophysiology , "Evangelismos" General Hospital of Athens , Athens , Greece.

Background: Data regarding long-term outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation are limited. This study evaluated the safety, long-term efficacy and predictors of recurrence after a single left atrial ablation procedure in patients with paroxysmal (PAF) and non-paroxysmal AF (NPAF).

Methods: Data from 520 patients (354 males, mean age 57. Read More

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October 2018
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Defining quality indicators for heart failure in general practice.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Sep 27:1-8. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

a Department of Public Health and Primary Care , KU Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

Background: Quality indicators (QIs) are used to measure and evaluate quality of care. However, QIs to evaluate care for HF patients in general practice in Belgium are lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to determine which QIs, rooted in the electronic health record (EHR), are useful to monitor quality of care for patients with HF in general practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1492659DOI Listing
September 2018
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Rare cause of cerebrovascular event.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Sep 27:1-2. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

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

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September 2018

Lower plasma protein C activity is associated with early myocardial necrosis and no-reflow phenomenon in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Sep 11:1-9. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

c Institute for Biochemistry, Military Medical Academy , Belgrade , Serbia.

Background: Activity of protein C has important role in the development of early necrosis and no-reflow phenomenon in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI).

Methods: We examined association between plasma activity of protein C, antithrombin, coagulation factors II, VII, VIII and fibrinogen to early formation of new Q-waves (myocardial necrosis) before pPCI and early ST-segment resolution (microcirculatory reperfusion) after pPCI in patients with acute STEMI. According to ischaemic time, patients were considered as early or late presenters. Read More

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September 2018
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Retrospective analysis of coronary interventions in a single centre and comparison of specific differences between radial and femoral access.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Sep 7:1-6. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

a Department of Cardiology , Jihlava Hospital , Jihlava , Czech Republic.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyse the consequence of radial or femoral access during coronary interventions to radiation dose, fluorography time and a number of pseudoaneurysms following each type of intervention.

Background: According to the results of many recent studies (RIVAL, RIFLE-STEACS, STEMI RADIAL), current guidelines favour radial over femoral access during coronary intervention for safety, especially in cases of acute coronary syndromes. However, several papers have referred to problems in the design of these studies and the management of antithrombotic therapy. Read More

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September 2018
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In-hospital and long-term prognoses of patients with a mid-range ejection fraction after an ST-segment myocardial infarction.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Aug 23:1-8. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

c Department of Cardiology , Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.

Background: The recent reclassification of heart failure (HF) patients in the 2016 European Society of Cardiology HF guidelines according to the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has created a 'grey area' consisting of midrange ejection fraction (mrEF) HF patients with LVEFs of 40-49%. Additionally, there is limited data regarding the in-hospital and long-term prognoses of patients with an mrEF after an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the baseline characteristics, in-hospital and long-term mortalities, clinical events in mrEF, preserved ejection fraction (pEF), and reduced ejection fraction (rEF) patients during their hospital stays in a cohort of consecutive STEMI patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1501140DOI Listing
August 2018
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The quest for indicators of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in sinus rhythm - the DETECT AF trial.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Aug 19:1-7. Epub 2018 Aug 19.

a Department of Internal Medicine , University Hospital Basel , Basel , Switzerland.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is related to an increased stroke risk. At present, differentiation between patients with paroxysmal AF (pAF) and without is only possible during AF episodes and not during sinus rhythm. If AF could be diagnosed more quickly and reliably, anticoagulation therapy may be administered and prevent from cardioembolic strokes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1493248DOI Listing
August 2018
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Reprogramming the tachycardia parameters with long-detection strategy in patients with pre-existing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jul 28:1-6. Epub 2018 Jul 28.

d Department of Cardiology , Kocaeli University School of Medicine , Kocaeli , Turkey.

Background: A long-detection interval (LDI) programming has been proved to reduce shock therapy in patients who underwent de novo implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. We aimed to evaluate effectiveness and safety of this new strategy in old ICD recipients.

Methods: We included 147 primary prevention patients with ischaemic and non-ischaemic aetiology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1488664DOI Listing
July 2018
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Propofol associated Brugada - like coved type electrogardiogram in a trauma patient with a fatal outcome.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jul 13:1-5. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

a Second University Department of Critical Care, Attikon University Hospital , Athens , Greece.

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July 2018
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An interesting case of narrow QRS tachycardia with rightward axis.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jul 5:1-2. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

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

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July 2018
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New-onset atrial fibrillation is associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jul 5:1-8. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

c Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology , Einstein Medical Center , Philadelphia , PA, USA.

Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most comorbid conditions in critically ill patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU). Multiple studies have suggested that there may be an association between new-onset AF and adverse outcome in critically ill patients. However, there are no meta-analyses to assess this association. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1477035DOI Listing
July 2018
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Giant dissecting aortic aneurysm in a chronic amphetamine user.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jul 5:1-2. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

a Hartcentrum ZNA , Middelheim Hospital , Antwerp , Belgium.

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July 2018
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Reference values for maximum work rate in apparently healthy Dutch/Flemish adults: data from the LowLands fitness registry.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 22:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

b Child Development & Exercise, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital , University Medical Center , Utrecht , The Netherlands.

Background: The peak oxygen uptake (VOpeak) test is the gold standard for cardiorespiratory fitness. However, the test is demanding, requiring sophisticated apparatus for measuring the oxygen uptake. Peak work rate (WRpeak) testing is a promising substitute for peak VOpeak testing. Read More

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June 2018
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A mathematical modelling analysis of the response of blood pressure and heart rate to submaximal exercise.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

c Department of Medical Assistance and Physical Therapy , University of Pitesti , Pitesti , Romania.

Objective: According to Golden ratio (GR) and Fibonacci sequence, models of the organisation of various structures can be encountered in biology, medicine, architecture and engineering. Recent studies indicate that GR can be highlighted in the organisation and physiological functioning of the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to investigate the cardiovascular homeostasis during rest and exercise testing by determining the GR validity at the dynamic level of systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP) and heart rate (HR) values. Read More

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June 2018
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Early detection strain/strain rate and time to strain/strain rate abnormalities for left atrial mechanical function in hypertensive patients.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-11. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Department of Cardiology , Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine , Kars , Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate left atrial (LA) deformation parameters strain (S)/strain rate (SR) and time to peak S/SR obtained by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) in patients with hypertension for three LA mechanical phases and to compare them with the same indices in the control subjects.

Methods: Fifty-five patients with hypertension (HT) and 29 healthy controls were included in the study. All patients had normal LA poster-anterior diameter, LA and left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEF >50%) in two-dimensional echocardiography (2-DE). Read More

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June 2018
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Neopterin as a novel marker; well correlated with mortality and morbidity in patients with advanced systolic heart failure.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-6. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Cardiology Department , Adana City Hospital, Health and Science Unıversıty , Adana , Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study is research relation of serum neopterin level with mortality and morbidity due to systolic HF and also its role in diagnosis of patients with systolic HF.

Material And Methods: Eighty-one patients with systolic heart failure (HF group) and eighty-one age- and gender-matched healthy subjects (the control group) were enrolled in the study. Echocardiographic examination was performed accordingly. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1478266DOI Listing
June 2018
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Association between Lp(a) and small dense LDL in menopausal women without metabolic syndrome.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 19:1-5. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

c UO Medicina Interna , AORN "A. Cardarelli" di Napoli , Napoli , Italy.

Background: Lipoprotein (a) (Lp [a]) is associated with premature atherosclerosis in menopausal women without metabolic syndrome (MS). MS is the main confounder in the relationship between Lp(a) and atherosclerosis in menopausal women. We have evaluated the relationship between Lp(a) and small dense-low density lipoprotein (sd-LDL) in 228 menopausal women participating to Progetto Atena. Read More

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June 2018
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Finding of an unknown loss.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-2. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Department of Cardiology , University Hospital , Ghent , Belgium.

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June 2018
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Elevated oxidative DNA damage in patients with coronary artery disease and its association with oxidative stress biomarkers.

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M A Bhat G Gandhi

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Department of Human Genetics , Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar , India.

Objective: The objective of the present study was to evaluate oxidative DNA damage in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and to explore the relationship of oxidised purine and pyrimidine with oxidative stress.

Methods: The study participants (n = 100) included 50 patients and unrelated 50 age-, sex- and population-subgroup (Jat Sikhs)-matched healthy controls. Oxidative DNA damage using the modified enzymatic comet in PBLs, and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, total oxidant status (TOS) and total antioxidant status (TAS) in blood serum samples using spectrophotometric methods was determined. Read More

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Novel use of the AGILIS-NxT steerable introducer-sheath in a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and anomalous origin of the right coronary artery.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Department of Cardiology , Sahlgrenska University Hospital , Gothenburg , Sweden.

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Variability of longitudinal strain measurements: levelling the playing field.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-10. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Department of Cardiology , Emergency County Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova , Craiova , Romania.

Speckle tracking echocardiography offers a unique opportunity to evaluate myocardial function, and global longitudinal strain (GLS) is currently recommended as a measurement of global left ventricular function. To facilitate clinical applicability of the method, collective efforts have been made to standardise strain measurements and to raise awareness of the potential sources of variability. The purpose of this review is to familiarise the reader with the most common sources of variability of longitudinal strain measurements and detail the possible measures to increase the accuracy and reproducibility of strain parameters. Read More

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June 2018
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Meta-analysis of randomized trials on percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure for prevention of migraine.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-6. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

b Department of Cardiovascular Medicine , Ain Shams University , Cairo , Egypt.

Background: The role of percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for prevention of migraine is controversial.

Methods: We performed a computerised search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and COCHRANE databases through December 2017 for randomised trials evaluating PFO closure versus control in patients with migraine headaches (with or without aura). The main study outcome was the reduction in monthly migraine attacks after PFO closure compared with the control group. Read More

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The path to surgery in carcinoid heart disease: a retrospective study and a multidisciplinary proposal of a new algorithm.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 18:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

c Cardiology Department , Jessa Hospital Hasselt , Hasselt , Belgium.

Background: Development of carcinoid heart disease (CHD) is the major negative prognostic factor in patients with the carcinoid syndrome. The only effective treatment is valve replacement. However, the selection of candidates and determination of optimal timing remain unclear. Read More

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Alteration at transcriptional level of cardiac renin-angiotensin system by letrozole treatment.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 17:1-5. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

c Biotechnology Research Center, International Campus , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , Yazd , Iran.

Introduction: The use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for breast cancer led to a marked change in ventricular function. Since accumulating evidence indicates that overactivation of the cardiac renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertrophy and remodelling, we aimed to investigate whether letrozole alters the transcription level of RAS related genes in the cardiac tissue.

Methods: Twenty four rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 6 per group): two groups were letrozole treated (1 and 2 mg/kg/day orally), one group was vehicle treated (DMSO) and one group was the control group without any treatment. Read More

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June 2018
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Impact of sacubitril/valsartan on heart failure admissions: insights from real-world patient prescriptions.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 17:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

a Department of Cardiology , Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg , Genk , Belgium.

Background: Sacubitril/valsartan reduced heart failure (HF)-admissions and cardiovascular mortality in the PARADIGM-HF-trial. However, real-world patients are often frailer and less able to tolerate high doses of sacubitril/valsartan.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients prescribed sacubitril/valsartan in a single tertiary HF-clinic between December 2016 and January 2018. Read More

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June 2018
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Respirophasic desaturation in multivalvar rheumatic heart disease.

Acta Cardiol 2018 Jun 17:1-2. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

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

A 28-year-old lady with rheumatic heart disease presented with dyspnoea and overt right heart failure and was admitted for stabilization. She had respirophasic desaturation predominantly during inspiration. Trans-oesophageal echocardiography revealed the aetiology of the same and dictated the management strategy. Read More

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June 2018
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