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Kidney function stratified outcomes of percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation and high bleeding risk.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 14:1-9. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

a Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Vascular Medicine , Heinrich-Heine-University , Düsseldorf , Germany.

Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and atrial fibrillation have increased risks for stroke and bleeding under oral anticoagulation (OAC). We investigated an alternative therapy of percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) in CKD patients in this study.

Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing LAAO were included in a retrospective analysis and stratified for kidney function into CKD/Non-CKD groups (cutoff eGFR 60 ml/min). Read More

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April 2019
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Deprescribing: a challenge for clinical cardiologists.

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Alberto Dolara

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 13:1-3. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

a Agenzia Regionale Sanità , Firenze , Italy.

Deprescribing is a holistic process to identify medications that can be ceased, substituted or reduced. This process can improve the health of older patients and also enhance their compliance to the prescribed medications which are actually beneficial. Recommendations and guidelines have been elaborated for extensively prescribed drugs. Read More

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April 2019
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Impact of nuclear imaging on diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 13:1-5. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

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

Background: Embolisation and metastatic infection occur frequently in infective endocarditis (IE). We aimed to evaluate the impact of nuclear imaging on diagnosis, therapy and mortality.

Methods: All patients hospitalised for definite IE at the University Hospitals of Leuven in 2001 and in 2015 were retrospectively included. Read More

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April 2019
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Takotsubo syndrome in young fertile women.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 6:1-9. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

a Emergency Department , San Antonio Hospital , Udine , Italy.

Background: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acute heart syndrome characterised by reversible ventricular dysfunction with the absence of significant coronary occlusion, which typically occurs in postmenopausal women after emotional or physical stress. Differences of clinical or instrumental characteristics between fertile women and postmenopausal women with TTS have not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in clinical, biochemical and echocardiographic characteristics between postmenopausal women and fertile women with TTS. Read More

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April 2019
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Lung ultrasound-guided therapeutic thoracentesis in refractory congestive heart failure.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 6:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

e CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

Background: Pleural effusion refractory to diuretic treatment is frequent in advanced heart failure. Therapeutic thoracentesis is a time-honored practice, recently made simpler and safer by guidance with lung ultrasound. To assess the feasibility and clinical impact of lung ultrasound-driven therapeutic thoracentesis in refractory heart failure. Read More

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April 2019
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The erectile dysfunction as a marker of cardiovascular disease: a review.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 6:1-7. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

c Department of Urology , University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Emergency University Central Military Hospital , Bucharest , Romania.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are two conditions that often coexist. Both diseases are consequences of the systemic vascular disease, sharing common risk factors, like diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, smoking, obesity, dyslipidaemia. Furthermore, they share the same pathological basis, endothelial dysfunction. Read More

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April 2019
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Patch aneurysm following closure of ventricular septal defect: a rare differential of left ventricular outflow obstruction.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 5:1-2. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

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

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April 2019
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Fragmentation of the QRS complex: the latest electrocardiographic craze?

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Christian Brohet

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 5:1-3. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

a Department of Cardiology , St-Luc University Hospital , UCLouvain , Brussels , Belgium.

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Correction.

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Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

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Endothelial dysfunction assessed by digital tonometry and discrepancy between fraction flow reserve and instantaneous wave free ratio.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 4:1-6. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

a 2nd Department of Medicine - Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine , Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague , Prague , Czech Republic.

Background: We tested whether the level of endothelial dysfunction assessed by digital tonometry, and expressed as reactive hyperemia index (RHI), is related to occurrences of a discrepancy between fractional flow reserve (FFR) and the instantaneous wave free ratio (iFR) (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03033810).

Methods: We examined patients with coronary stenosis in the range of 40-70%, assessed by both FFR and iFR (system Philips-Volcano) for stable angina. Read More

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April 2019
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Extensive myocardial contraction band necrosis induced by fatal hypercalcemic crisis.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 3:1-2. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

a Department of Internal Medicine , Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital , Hamamatsu , Japan.

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April 2019
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The prognostic importance of subclinical heart failure in stable coronary heart disease patients.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 3:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

a Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen , Charles University and University Hospital , Pilsen , Czech Republic.

Background: In stable coronary heart disease (CHD) patients we aimed to assess the predictive potential of only mild increase of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in subjects free from symptoms or diagnostic criteria of heart failure (HF).

Methods: We examined 967 patients, at least 6 months after myocardial infarction or coronary revascularization and divided them into three categories: 'overt HF' (NYHA II-IV, objective signs of HF, chronic treatment with furosemide and/or spironolactone or history of hospitalisation for HF), 'subclinical HF (BNP over 150 ng/mL, but no criterion of overt HF)' and 'no HF' (no above mentioned criterion present). Follow-up was done to assess 5-years all-cause mortality. Read More

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April 2019
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Type I right pulmonary artery to left atrium fistula: a rare differential of cyanosis in adults.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 3:1-3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

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

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April 2019
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Clinical outcomes of self-expandable vs. balloon-expandable TAVI for severe aortic stenosis.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Apr 1:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

a Department of Medicine , University of Melbourne , Fitzroy, Australia.

Background: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). There is limited data exploring differences in outcomes post-TAVI SEV vs. BEV. Read More

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April 2019
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A rare association of mitral atresia and double outlet right ventricle (MA-DORV) with unicuspid pulmonary valve.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 29:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

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

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Septal haematoma post CTO procedure: an image focus.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 29:1-3. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

a Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital , Edegem , Belgium.

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TAVI in TAVI: new paradigm.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

a Centro Hospitalar de São João , Serviço de Cardiologia , Porto , Portugal.

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A rare case of a uni-leaflet mitral valve in a 65-year-old woman.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 24. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

a Department of cardiology , Jan Yperman Hospital , Ypres , Belgium.

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March 2019
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Surgically managed giant left atrial appendage clots.

Authors:
Priyank Shah

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 20:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

a Department of Internal Medicine , Medical College of Georgia-Southwest Clinical Campus , Albany , Georgia.

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The role of cardiac rehabilitation in vocational reintegration Belgian working group of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation position paper.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 20:1-10. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

e Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences , Hasselt University , Diepenbeek , Belgium.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of morbidity and sick leave in Belgium, imposing a great socio-economic burden on the contemporary healthcare system and society. Cardiac rehabilitation is an evidence-based treatment strategy that not only improves the cardiac patients' health state but also holds promise so as to facilitate vocational reintegration in the society. This position paper was developed and endorsed by the Belgian Working Group of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Read More

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March 2019
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Pacemaker exteriorization.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 20:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

e Department of Cardiology , AZ Sint-Blasius , Dendermonde , Belgium.

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A new predictor for new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: chronic renal disease.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 11:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

a Department of Cardiology , Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University , Istanbul , Turkey.

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TAVR-related echocardiographic assessment - status quo, challenges and perspectives.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 11:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

a Division of Cardiology, Pneumology, and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine , University Hospital Duesseldorf , Düsseldorf , Germany.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an emerging and a well-established procedure for high-risk and inoperable patients worldwide. Recent studies revealed furthermore that TAVR is equal or even superior to surgical valve replacement in intermediate risk patients. Therefore, a successful procedure is not only dependent on precise preprocedural patient selection but also on careful intraprocedural multimodal imaging guidance and adequate postprocedural follow-up. Read More

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Concomitant partial ventricular septal defect (Pac-man heart) and left persistent superior vena cava accidentally discovered in young adult.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 4:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

a Cardiology and Angiology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Internal Medicine, Medical Research Institute , University of Alexandria , Egypt.

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March 2019
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Atrial fibrillation and cardiac rehabilitation: an overview.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 22:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

b Department of Cardiology , Clinique Saint Luc Bouge , Namur , Belgium.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and its frequency will only continue to increase in the future. Despite available drug and electrophysical treatments, death and functional restrictions due to AF are still common. More comprehensive standards of care are therefore needed. Read More

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February 2019
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Incidence rate of atrial fibrillation after dialysis initiation and its relationship with cardiovascular events.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 22:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

a Kidney Disease Center, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daini Hospital , Nagoya , Japan.

Aim: This study aimed to investigate the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its prognosis in the patients after dialysis initiation.

Methods: A total of 1524 patients with chronic kidney disease who were initiated on dialysis were included. Dialysis was initiated between October 2011 and September 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1530085DOI Listing
February 2019

An interesting case of wide QRS tachycardia with left bundle branch block morphology.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 21:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

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

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February 2019

Successful staged percutaneous transvalvular implantation in multivalvular heart disease.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 20:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

a Department of Interventional Cardiology , University of Louvain , CHU UcL Namur , Yvoir , Belgium.

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February 2019

Cardiac computed tomography in asymptomatic siblings of patients with premature coronary disease: illustrations and current knowledge.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 11:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Department of Cardiology , CHU UCL Namur , site Godinne , Yvoir , Belgium.

A strong family history of early-onset coronary artery disease (CAD) may represent a substantial predictor of enhanced development of subclinical atherosclerosis in a sibling population. In this population, standard cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment could be underrated with the predictive capacity of the Framingham Risk Score. At present, cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides a high diagnostic performance for the detection of coronary atherosclerosis. Read More

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February 2019
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Contemporary choice of glucose lowering agents in heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

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

Background: The choice of glucose lowering agent in heart failure (HF)-patients can have a strong effect on HF-related adverse events, with some classes increasing and other classes reducing the risk. Little data is available about the choice of glucose lowering agents in HF-patients with type-2-diabetes.

Methods: We performed a cross-sectional single centre point analysis of all patients with both a diagnoses of HF and type-2-diabetes followed in a tertiary HF-clinic. Read More

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February 2019
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A meta-analysis of the relationship between anatomical variations of pulmonary veins and atrial fibrillation.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Human Anatomy, School of Medicine , University of Nairobi , Nairobi , Kenya.

Background: Our aim was to provide an evidence-based assessment of the relationship between pulmonary vein variants and atrial fibrillation (AF).

Methods: A comprehensive systematic search was performed on the databases PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library and Science Direct. Following assessment of eligibility and methodologic quality, data on PV variants were extracted and pooled into a meta-analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1544204DOI Listing
February 2019
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Right ventricular fibrosis in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Diagnostic Radiology , Iwata City Hospital , Iwata , Japan.

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February 2019
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The Belgian experience with concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: a multi-centre prospective registry.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Cardiac Surgery , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

Background: The Belgian 'National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)' requested prospective collection of data on all ablations in Belgium to determine the outcomes of surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) during concomitant cardiac surgery.

Methods: 890 patients undergoing concomitant ablation for AF between 2011 and 2016 were prospectively followed. Freedom from AF with and without anti-arrhythmic drugs was calculated for 817 patients with follow-up beyond the 3-month blanking period and for 574 patients with sufficient rhythm-related follow-up consisting of at least one Holter registration or a skipped Holter due to AF being evident on ECG. Read More

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February 2019
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Shepherd's crook deformity of an early branching acute marginal artery.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

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

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February 2019

Paradoxical nonreentrant tachycardia induced by iatrogenic atrioventricular block.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology , University Hospital Leuven , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1521556DOI Listing
February 2019
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Diagnostic value of MR-proANP for heart failure in patients with acute dyspnea:a meta-analysis.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Cardiology , The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University , Guangzhou , PR China.

Objectives: This study aimed to review the diagnostic value of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) for heart failure (HF) in patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with acute dyspnoea.

Methods: Relevant studies were searched on the databases of PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, with publication date limited to 30 March 2018. Literature identification, quality assessment, data extraction, synthesis, and statistical analysis were performed by standard meta-analysis methods. Read More

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February 2019
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Severe focal restenosis 15 months after implantation of a magnesium bioresorbable scaffold.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1548109DOI Listing
February 2019

A mass in the right ventricle.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Feb 8:1-3. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Cardiology , Hartcentrum Hasselt, Jessa Hospital , Hasselt , Belgium.

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February 2019

Electrocardiographic changes in STEMI with Brugada syndrome.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 29:1-3. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

a Service de Pathologie Cardiovasculaire , Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc , Bruxelles , Belgique.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1535287DOI Listing
January 2019
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The association of inflammatory markers and echocardiographic parameters in Behçet's disease.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 28:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

a Department of Cardiology , Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey.

Background: The main objective of the current study is to find out if any association exists between specific inflammatory markers such as homocysteine (Hcy) and pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) and cardiac involvement determined by means of echocardiographic parameters in patients with Behçet disease (BD).

Methods: From January 2011 to January 2012, a total of 62 Behçet's patients were enrolled in the study. Thirty-two healthy subjects constituted the control group. Read More

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January 2019
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The investigation of TIMI risk index for prediction of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 25:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

a Department of Cardiology , Health Sciences University, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey.

Objective: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a well-known and life-threating complication in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infraction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Several studies demonstrated that the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Risk Index (TRI) is a useful risk model in predicting early mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the predictive value of admission TRI for the occurrence of CI-AKI in patients with STEMI treated with primary PCI. Read More

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January 2019
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Previous coronary artery bypass graft is not associated with higher mortality in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: systemic review and meta-analysis.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

e Department of Medicine , University of Mississippi Medical Center , Jackson, MS , USA.

Introduction: Patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) are usually considered as high-risk groups perioperatively. Recent studies suggest that previous CABG is not associated with mortality in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature has not been done. Read More

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January 2019
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Chest pain with less than 20% change in high sensitivity troponin T - a low risk cohort?

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

c Cardiology Department , University Hospital Monklands , Lanarkshire , Scotland.

Background: Patients with chest pain are risk-stratified using serial high-sensitivity troponin (T) assays (hsTnT). Those with change in (Δ)hsTnT <20% are often categorised as low-risk and are less likely to be managed as acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We sought to characterise such a population of 'low-risk' chest pain presenters. Read More

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January 2019
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Indications and diagnostic yield of endomyocardial biopsies for unexplained cardiomyopathy, a single center experience.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

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

Background: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) remain the golden standard to diagnose underlying pathophysiologic process in heart failure (HF), when potential therapeutic decisions cannot be made by non-invasive techniques. However, changes in the field of non-invasive diagnostic testing might have an impact on the need for performing an EMB in certain scenarios.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of consecutive EMBs performed in a single, non-academic, tertiary-care centre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1561597DOI Listing
January 2019
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Relationship between primary open angle glaucoma and blood pressure.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a Cardiology Department , Baskent University Faculty of Medicine , Ankara , Turkey.

Background: Glaucoma is commonly defined as high intra ocular pressure (≥21 mmHg) with optic neuropathy characterised by progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells which is associated with characteristic structural damage to the optic nerve and visual field loss. There are several studies investigating relation between primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and both systemic hypertension and especially night hypotension. Our aim was to compare 24-h ambulatory blood pressure variability of patients with glaucoma followed-up in the eye outpatient clinic with that of patients free of glaucoma. Read More

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January 2019
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Chronic kidney disease predicts atrial fibrillation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureș , Tîrgu Mureș , Romania.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) often complicates ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Predictors of AF in this setting include factors related to the acute phase of STEMI and pre-existing conditions. More recently, novel AF predictors have been identified in the general population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1521558DOI Listing
January 2019
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Intrapericardial cavernous hemangioma: an unusual mediastinal tumor!

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

c Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery , Antwerp University Hospital , Edegem (Antwerp) , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1554736DOI Listing
January 2019
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Berry syndrome diagnosed by three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a Department of Cardiovascular Surgery , the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University , Changsha , P. R. China.

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January 2019
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Paradoxical embolism as a cause of myocardial infarction in a patient with pulmonary embolism: role of transesophageal echocardiography.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) , Cardiology Department, CHU Saint-Pierre , Brussels , Belgium.

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January 2019
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Investigation of ICAM-1 levels in hypertensive patients with fragmented QRS complexes.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a Department of Cardiology , Hitit University Faculty of Medicine , Çorum , Turkey.

Objective: Fragmented QRS (fQRS) detected on a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has been demonstrated to be a marker of myocardial fibrosis. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a protein which plays an important role in fibro-inflammatory processes. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between ICAM-1 levels and the presence of fQRS in hypertensive patients. Read More

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January 2019
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