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[Efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells on systemic lupus erythematosus:a meta-analysis].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 Dec;50(6):1014-1021

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650032, China.

Objective: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with multi-organ involvement and several typical autoantibodies. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent stem cells with low immunogenicity that can differentiate into various kinds of cells, such as bone, cartilage, fat and skin tissue. MSC have immunomodulatory and reparative properties through interactions with immune cells. Read More

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December 2018

Sinoporphyrin Sodium-Mediated Sonodynamic Therapy Inhibits RIP3 Expression and Induces Apoptosis in the H446 Small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Line.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 Dec 14;51(6):2938-2954. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Medical Oncology, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin,

Background/aims: Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is expected to be a new method to solve the clinical problems caused by advanced metastasis in patients with lung cancer. The use of ultrasound has the advantage of being noninvasive, with deep-penetration properties. This study explored the anti-tumor effect of SDT with a new sonosensitizer, sinoporphyrin sodium (DVDMS), on the human small cell lung cancer H446 cell line in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000496045DOI Listing
December 2018

Risk of cancer after an acute coronary syndrome according to the type of P2Y12 inhibitor.

Thromb Res 2018 Dec 8;174:51-58. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Cardiology Department, University Hospital Álvaro-Cunqueiro, Vigo, Spain.

Introduction: There are conflicting clinical and laboratory data about the effect of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) on cancer incidence, including analysis suggesting an increased cancer risk. This study aims to analyze if there are differences in the incidence of cancer according to the type of P2Y12 inhibitor prescribed (clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor), among a population of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) survivors treated with DAPT.

Material And Methods: A retrospective study was conducted among 4229 consecutive ACS patients discharged from a tertiary hospital with DAPT from 2010 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2018.12.014DOI Listing
December 2018

IL-17A contributes to myocardial ischemic injury by activating NLRP3 inflammasome in macrophages through AMPKα/p38MAPK/ERK1/2 signal pathway in mice.

Mol Immunol 2018 Dec 14;105:240-250. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, PR China; Key Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, Shaanxi, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is followed by an acute inflammation involving inflammasome activation, thereby inducing cardiac dysfunction. Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) involves in many inflammatory diseases, but its roles in inflammation following AMI are still obscure. The aim of this study is to investigate the roles of IL-17A in the inflammatory response following AMI and its underlying mechanisms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molimm.2018.12.014DOI Listing
December 2018

National rate of tobacco and substance use disorders among hospitalized heart failure patients.

Am J Med 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Division of Health Services Research & Development, Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California; Division of Cardiology, Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

Background: Several cardiotoxic substances impact heart failure incidence. The burden of comorbid tobacco or substance use disorders among heart failure patients is under-characterized. We describe the burden of tobacco and substance use disorders among hospitalized heart failure patients in the U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.11.038DOI Listing
December 2018

Clinical Outcomes After Treatment of Cocaine Induced Chest Pain with Beta Blockers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Am J Med 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Cardiology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Background: Recent guidelines have suggested avoiding beta blockers in the setting of cocaine associated acute coronary syndrome. However, the available evidence is both scarce and conflicted. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to investigate the evidence pertaining to the use of beta blockers in the setting of acute cocaine related chest pain, and its implication on clinical outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.11.041DOI Listing
December 2018

TNFRSF11B: A potential plasma biomarker for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.

Clin Chim Acta 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Key Laboratory of Upper Airway Dysfunction-related Cardiovascular Diseases, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Disease, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia, which was an independent risk factor for endothelial dysfunction. Circulating TNFRSF11B might play an important role in promoting endothelial cells dysfunction. We explored the role of plasma TNFRSF11B as a potential mechanism of endothelial dysfunction in OSA patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2018.12.017DOI Listing
December 2018

Malignant and Benign Phenotypes of Multimorbidity in Heart Failure: Implications for Clinical Practice.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Lei Chen, PhD Research Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Yih-Kai Chan, PhD Research Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Lucy Busija, PhD Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Tone M. Norekval, PhD Professor, Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital; and Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Barbara Riegel, PhD Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Simon Stewart, PhD Professor, Cardiology Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

Background: The impact of different patterns of multimorbidity in heart failure (HF) on health outcomes is unknown.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that, independent of the extent of comorbidity, there are distinctive phenotypes of multimorbidity that convey an increased risk for premature mortality in patients hospitalized with HF.

Methods: We analyzed the clinical profile and health outcomes of 787 patients hospitalized with HF participating in a multidisciplinary HF management program with a minimum 12-month follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCN.0000000000000557DOI Listing
December 2018

Biomarkers of aortic bioprosthetic valve structural degeneration.

Curr Opin Cardiol 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Cardiology, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

Purpose Of Review: Bioprosthetic valves are now used for the majority of surgical aortic valve replacements and for all transcatheter aortic valve replacements. However, bioprostheses are subject to structural valve deterioration (SVD) and have, therefore limited durability.

Recent Findings: Clinical, imaging, and circulating biomarkers may help to predict or indicate the presence of bioprosthetic valve SVD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HCO.0000000000000590DOI Listing
December 2018

Labetalol or Amphetamine: A Case of Mistaken Identity With Clinical Consequence.

Am J Ther 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Division of Cardiology, Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MJT.0000000000000901DOI Listing
December 2018

Whole-Blood Transcriptome Profiling Identifies Women With Myocardial Infarction With Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease.

Circ Genom Precis Med 2018 Dec;11(12):e002387

Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine (T.J.B., A.H.L., N.R.S., A.H., G.I.F., J.S.H., H.R.R., J.S.B.).

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December 2018

Homozygous Truncating Variant in PKP2 Causes Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

Circ Genom Precis Med 2018 Dec;11(12):e002397

Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (J.M.A.V., M.v.d.B., S.K., I.M.B.H.v.d.L., M.A.v.S., M.W.W.).

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December 2018

Iliac Stent Migration to the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec;11(12):e008520

Department of Radiology (M.T.C., M.L.S.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.

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December 2018
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Aortic Root Dilatation and Aortic-Related Complications in Children After Tetralogy of Fallot Repair.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec;11(12):e007611

The Labatt Family Heart Center, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, ON, Canada (L.M., M.K.F.).

Background: The study objective was to assess the severity, progression rate, and risk factors for aortic root dilatation (ARD) in pediatric tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and to study its relationship to complications including aortic regurgitation.

Methods And Results: Seven hundred sixty-eight TOF patients were studied with echocardiography (median age at repair 6.1 months; interquartile range, 4. Read More

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December 2018

Micro Computed Tomography in Experimental Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec;11(12):e008631

Molecular Function and Imaging Program, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and the Cardiac Research Methods Centre, The National Cardiac PET Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada (J.G.E.Z., L.M.M.).

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December 2018

Supraventricular Tachycardia.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018 Dec;11(12):e006953

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006953DOI Listing
December 2018

Atrial Fibrillation Thermographic and Endoscopic Monitoring of Patients.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018 Dec;11(12):e006814

Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (A.J.K., A.D.E., J.V.F., J.G.A.).

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December 2018

Pulmonary Production of Soluble ST2 in Heart Failure.

Circ Heart Fail 2018 Dec;11(12):e005488

IMIB-Arrixaca, University of Murcia, Spain (M.T.P.-M., M.C.A.-L., C.M.M., A.L.).

Background: Serum concentrations of ST2 (interleukin-1 receptor-like 1) represent a meaningful prognostic marker in cardiac diseases. Production of soluble ST2 (sST2) may be partially extracardiac. Identification of sST2 sources is relevant to design strategies for modulating its signaling. Read More

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December 2018
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Thyroid Dysfunction in Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Outcomes.

Circ Heart Fail 2018 Dec;11(12):e005266

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (L.K., A.R.C.) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Background: The effects of thyroid dysfunction in patients with preexisting heart failure have not been adequately studied. We examined the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and associations with cardiovascular outcomes in a large, prospective cohort of outpatients with preexisting heart failure.

Methods And Results: We examined associations between thyroid dysfunction and New York Heart Association class, atrial fibrillation, and a composite end point of ventricular assist device placement, heart transplantation, or death in 1365 participants with heart failure enrolled in the Penn Heart Failure Study. Read More

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December 2018

Validation of Resting Diastolic Pressure Ratio Calculated by a Novel Algorithm and Its Correlation With Distal Coronary Artery Pressure to Aortic Pressure, Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio, and Fractional Flow Reserve.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e006911

Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) offers a reliable non-hyperemic assessment of coronary physiology but requires dedicated proprietary software with a fully automated algorithm. We hypothesized that dPR (diastolic pressure ratio), calculated with novel universal software, has a strong correlation with iFR, similar diagnostic accuracy relative to resting distal coronary artery pressure/aortic pressure and fractional flow reserve (FFR).

Methods And Results: The dPR study is an observational, retrospective, single-center cohort study including patients who underwent iFR or FFR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.006911DOI Listing
December 2018

Prognostic Value of hs-CRP After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e007213

Department of Cardiology, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Spain (D.I.-A., D,L.-O., X.S.-P., B.C.-A., R.T.-N., J.R.G.-J.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.007213DOI Listing
December 2018

Association of Anemia With Outcomes Among ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients Receiving Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e007175

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine (N.M., G.C.W., J.A.C., C.B.F.), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Background: Anemia may confer a poor prognosis among patients with the acute coronary syndrome. However, few data exist on the association of anemia with in-hospital outcomes, including bleeding, among ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Methods And Results: We identified 1919 ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention within the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (2007-2016) of whom 322 (16. Read More

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December 2018

Contemporary Reasons and Clinical Outcomes for Patients With Severe, Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis Not Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e007220

Valve Science Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MN (L.T., M.G., A.A., R.G., S.M.B., H.N., D.W., W.R.P., R.B., J.R.L., K.M.H., B.S., K.M., P.S.).

Background: Although aortic valve replacement (AVR) can be lifesaving, many patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis do not undergo appropriate therapy. This study sought to examine the characteristics, outcomes, and reasons for not pursuing AVR in a contemporary cohort.

Methods And Results: We examined 548 patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis not treated with AVR through March 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.007220DOI Listing
December 2018

Is Now the Time to Debate Traditional Fractional Flow Reserve/Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Cut Points?

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e007562

Department of Cardiology, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.007562DOI Listing
December 2018

dPR, Another Diastolic Resting Pressure Ratio.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e007540

Cardiology (A.H.S.), Veterans Administration Long Beach Health Care System, Long Beach, CA.

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December 2018

Sex Disparities in Authorship Order of Cardiology Scientific Publications.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e005040

Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA. (D.O., S.S., J.H., R.A.H., F.R.).

Background: Despite advances in the representation of women in medical training, women continue to be underrepresented in cardiology, academic medicine, and more specifically, in senior positions within academic medicine. Identifying disparities in research productivity and acknowledgment can highlight barriers to female representation in academic cardiology leadership, as well as in academic promotion.

Methods And Results: This bibliometric analysis included all authors of original research articles between 1980 and 2017 from 3 high-impact cardiology journals ( Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and European Heart Journal). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005040DOI Listing
December 2018

Effects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e005083

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (H.M.K.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005083DOI Listing
December 2018

Facility-Level Variation and Clinical Outcomes in Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With and Without an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e004763

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (D.B.K., S.-L.T.N., R.V., L.A.H.).

Background: Little is known about real-world facility-level preferences for cardiac resynchronization therapy devices with (CRT-D) and without (CRT-P) defibrillator backup. We quantify this variation at the facility level and exploit this variation to compare outcomes of patients receiving these 2 devices.

Methods And Results: Claims data from fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries were used to identify new CRT-P and CRT-D implants, 2006 to 2012. Read More

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December 2018

Days Alive and Out of Hospital: Exploring a Patient-Centered, Pragmatic Outcome in a Clinical Trial of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e004755

Division of Cardiology (A.C.F., R.D.L., E.M.O., M.T.R.), Duke University, Durham, NC.

Background Cardiovascular clinical trials have traditionally incorporated separate time-to-first-event analyses for their primary efficacy and safety comparisons, but this framework has a number of limitations, including limited patient-centeredness and a traditional requirement for central adjudication. Days alive and out of the hospital (DAOH) has the potential to provide additional insight. Methods and Results TRILOGY ACS (Targeted Platelet Inhibition to Clarify the Optimal Strategy to Medically Manage Acute Coronary Syndromes) was a randomized, multinational clinical trial that compared the effect of prasugrel versus clopidogrel in patients stabilized after non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome treated without revascularization; the trial had a neutral result. Read More

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December 2018

Overview of Systematic Reviews of Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e004769

First Department of Cardiology, AHEPA Hospital (I.D., H.K., G.G.), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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December 2018

The Ross Procedure: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Microsimulation.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e004748

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (J.R.G.E., P.G., S.A.H., B.P., G.P., A.J.J.C.B., M.M.M., J.J.M.T.).

Background: To support decision-making in aortic valve replacement in children and adults, we provide a comprehensive overview of outcome after the Ross procedure.

Methods And Results: A systematic search was conducted for publications reporting clinical outcome after the Ross procedure, published between January 1, 2000, and November 22, 2017. Reported event rates and time-to-event data were pooled and entered into a microsimulation model to calculate life expectancy and lifetime event risk. Read More

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December 2018

Profiling Hospital Performance Based on Mortality After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Ontario, Canada.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Dec;11(12):e004947

Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (G.E.-G., D.T.K., H.C.W.).

Background: Public reporting of hospital-level outcomes is increasingly common as a means to target quality improvement strategies to ensure the delivery of optimal care. Despite the rapid dissemination of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), there is a paucity of reliable case-mix adjustment models for hospital profiling in TAVR. Our objective was to develop and evaluate different models for calculating risk-standardized all-cause mortality rates (RSMRs) post-TAVR. Read More

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December 2018

Racial disparities in clinic follow-up early in life among survivors of congenital heart disease.

Congenit Heart Dis 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Objective: The current study aims to identify the rates of lapses in care and loss to follow-up before age one through age five for white and nonwhite congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors. Nonwhite CHD survivors were hypothesized to experience an earlier lapse in care and be lost to follow-up than whites.

Design: Patients were from a large pediatric hospital and had (1) at least one outpatient cardiology clinic visit or cardiac surgery visit before the age of one and (2) a diagnosis of moderate or complex structural CHD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chd.12732DOI Listing
December 2018

[Medical aspects on sauna bathing].

Authors:
Bertil Olsson

Lakartidningen 2018 Dec 18;115. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Lunds Universitet - Dept of Cardiology Lund, Sweden Lunds Universitet - Dept of Cardiology Lund, Sweden.

The literature describing medical aspects on sauna bathing is briefly reviewed. The circulatory effects of heating and subsequent cooling related to sauna bath differ with age, underlying medical condition and use of drugs. The circulatory changes may often be beneficial but can sometimes prove dangerous. Read More

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December 2018

Blood pressure, hazard ratio, and prediction.

Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Biostatistics, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy841DOI Listing
December 2018

Right ventricular free wall longitudinal strain and stroke work index for predicting right heart failure after left ventricular assist device therapy.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center, Cebeci Hospitals, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: Right heart failure (RHF) is an important prognostic factor in continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. We aimed to assess the clinical variables associated with RHF after LVAD implantation and to compare their performance against currently available RHF predictive scoring systems.

Methods: The study cohort comprised 57 patients who underwent LVAD therapy between January 2012 and May 2018 in our centre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivy328DOI Listing
December 2018

Wearable cardioverter-defibrillator and ventricular arrhythmias: risk stratification in patients with shorter device use-Authors' reply.

Europace 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, University of Rochester Medical Center, Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center, 265 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/euy287DOI Listing
December 2018

Efficacy and safety of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events: a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.

Aims: The role of aspirin in the primary prevention setting is continuously evolving. Recent randomized trials have challenged the role of aspirin in the primary prevention setting.

Methods And Results: Electronic databases were searched for randomized trials that compared aspirin vs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy813DOI Listing
December 2018

Wearable cardioverter-defibrillator and ventricular arrhythmias: risk stratification in patients with shorter device use.

Europace 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Division of Cardiology, Kingston Health Sciences Center, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/euy283DOI Listing
December 2018

Prediction of obstructive coronary artery disease and prognosis in patients with suspected stable angina.

Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Cardiology, Bispebjerg Frederiksberg University Hospital, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, DK-2400 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aims: We hypothesized that the modified Diamond-Forrester (D-F) prediction model overestimates probability of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to update the prediction model based on pre-test information and assess the model's performance in predicting prognosis in an unselected, contemporary population suspected of angina.

Methods And Results: We included 3903 consecutive patients free of CAD and heart failure and suspected of angina, who were referred to a single centre for assessment in 2012-15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy806DOI Listing
December 2018

Recommendations for participation in competitive and leisure time sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, and pericarditis: position statement of the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC).

Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Cardiology Clinical Academic Group, St George's, University of London, London, UK.

Myocardial diseases are associated with an increased risk of potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death/cardiac arrest during exercise, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, left ventricular non-compaction, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, and myo-pericarditis. Practicing cardiologists and sport physicians are required to identify high-risk individuals harbouring these cardiac diseases in a timely fashion in the setting of preparticipation screening or medical consultation and provide appropriate advice regarding the participation in competitive sport activities and/or regular exercise programmes. Many asymptomatic (or mildly symptomatic) patients with cardiomyopathies aspire to participate in leisure-time and amateur sport activities to take advantage of the multiple benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy730DOI Listing
December 2018

Progression of an ascending aortic dilatation with compression of cardiac structures.

Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Cardiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guoxue Road, Chengdu, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy844DOI Listing
December 2018

Transthoracic echocardiographic diagnosis of late-presentation Bland-White-Garland (ALCAPA) syndrome.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lodz, WSS im. Wl. Kniaziewicza 1/5, Lodz, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey193DOI Listing
December 2018

Postextrasystolic unmasking of Brugada electrocardiogram.

Europace 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Electrophysiology, University Heart Center Lübeck, Medical Clinic II, University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, Lübeck, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/euy242DOI Listing
December 2018

Latent left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Cardiology Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), CHU Saint-Pierre, 322, Rue Haute, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.

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December 2018