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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reduced occurrence of appropriate therapy for ventricular arrhythmias after beta-blocker uptitration following implant of a primary prevention CRT-defibrillator.

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

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

Background: Absence of beta-blocker use independently predicts appropriate therapy. Following cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) implant, reverse remodelling and protection against bradycardia allows for beta-blocker dose uptitration. The differential dosing effects on the occurrence of a first episode of appropriate therapy in primary prevention CRT-defibrillator (CRT-D) patients remains unstudied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2018.1547469DOI Listing
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Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation revealed by a chronic cyanosis.

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

b Division of Paediatric Radiology , Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola (Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB) , Brussels , Belgium.

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Serum albumin level and long-term outcome in acute heart failure.

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

a University Hospital of Liège, GIGA Cardiovascular Sciences, Acute Care Unit, Heart Failure Clinic, CHU Sart Tilman , Liège , Belgium.

Objective: Hypoalbuminemia is common in heart failure (HF), especially in elderly patients. It is associated with an increased risk of death. The present study sought to examine the prognostic significance of serum albumin level in the prediction of long-term mortality in patients admitted for acute HF. Read More

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January 2019
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Spiked helmet electrocardiographic sign in a patient with intracerebral haemorrhage.

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

a Cardiology Department , Brother of St. John of God Hospital , Budapest , Hungary.

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The detection of apical variant of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in myocardial perfusion imaging.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-3. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

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

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Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review.

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

a Internal Medicine Clinic , Clinical Emergency Hospital of Bucharest , Bucharest , Romania.

Heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The association between the two conditions have significant systemic effects and a chronic, progressive evolution, affecting exercise tolerance and quality of life. The diseases share common risk factors, such as smoking, advanced age, and low-grade systemic inflammation. Read More

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The association between red cell distribution width and clinical outcomes in patients hospitalised due to chest pain.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

b Sackler Faculty of Medicine , Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv , Israel.

Background: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the degree of heterogeneity of erythrocyte volume. Higher RDW levels are associated with increased mortality among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. The association between RDW levels and clinical outcomes in patients admitted for further evaluation of chest pain is not known. Read More

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January 2019
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Temporary oral anticoagulation after MitraClip - a strategy to lower the incidence of post-procedural stroke?

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

a Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Cardiology , University of Heidelberg , Heidelberg , Germany.

Background: Incidence of stroke within 30 days after percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip varies from 0.7% and 2.6% between registries. Read More

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January 2019
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Lower rates of vitamin-K-antagonists usage are also related to physicians' and patients' comfort with novel oral anticoagulants.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a Department of Cardiology , Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Research and Education Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.

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Diagnostic value of peak filling rate derived from ECG-gated myocardial perfusion SPECT for detecting myocardial ischaemia in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease.

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

a Department of Cardiovascular Medicine , Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences , Minami-ku , Hiroshima , Japan.

Background: Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction represents an earlier step of the ischaemic cascade. We tested the hypothesis that the index of LV diastolic function from electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is useful in detecting myocardial ischaemia in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).

Methods: One-hundred-ten patients with non-obstructive CAD and summed redistribution score of zero were enrolled. Read More

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Usefulness of echocardiographic McConnell's sign in the computerized-medicine-era.

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

a Parma University Hospital , Parma , Italy.

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Diabetes mellitus is not associated with worse vascular outcome following percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 14:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

b Université Côte d'Azur , Nice , France.

Background: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative to open surgical aortic valve replacement and the impact of diabetes on vascular outcomes is worth of investigation. The aim of our study was to determine if diabetic patients had distinct pre-operative characteristics compared to non-diabetics and to evaluate the impact of the disease on vascular outcomes.

Methods: Four hundred consecutive patients who underwent TAVI with percutaneous transfemoral access were retrospectively included. Read More

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Woven coronary artery and myocardial infarction.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 10:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

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

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A challenging ECG in a heterotopic heart transplant: double the trouble.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 10:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

b Division of Adult Intensive Care and Cardiology , Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust , London , United Kingdom.

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Rare and anomalous commissural origin of the left main coronary artery.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 10:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

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

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Interesting mode of initiation of slow-fast AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Jan 9:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

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

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Fragmented QRS on electrocardiography as a predictor of myocardial scar in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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

a Department of Cardiology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) , Kochi , India.

Background: Fragmented QRS (fQRS) and Q waves are ECG findings in patients with myocardial scar. fQRS is more sensitive than pathological Q waves in detecting myocardial fibrosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is used for the diagnosis and for quantifying scar tissue in patients with HCM. Read More

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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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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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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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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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