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CardioMEMS in a Busy Cardiology Practice: Less than Optimal Implementation of a Valuable Tool to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 7;2018:4918757. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Providence Hospital, Michigan State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Introduction: Congestive heart failure is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality that results in a significant financial burden on healthcare expenditure. Though various strategies have been employed to reduce hospital readmissions, one valuable tool that remains greatly underutilized is the CardioMEMS (), a remote pulmonary artery pressure-monitoring system, which has been shown to help reduce heart failure rehospitalizations in the CHAMPION (CardioMEMS Heart Sensor Allows Monitoring of Pressure to Improve Outcomes in NYHA Class III Heart Failure Patients) trial.

Methods: ICD-9/ICD-10 codes for chronic heart failure were used to identify patients who presented with congestive heart failure. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247721PMC
November 2018

Association between Comorbidities and Progression of Transvalvular Pressure Gradients in Patients with Moderate and Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 11;2018:3713897. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Background: Fast progression of the transaortic mean gradient () is relevant for clinical decision making of valve replacement in patients with moderate and severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients. However, there is currently little knowledge regarding the determinants affecting progression of transvalvular gradient in AS patients.

Methods: This monocentric retrospective study included consecutive patients presenting with at least two transthoracic echocardiography examinations covering a time interval of one year or more between April 2006 and February 2016 and diagnosed as moderate or severe aortic stenosis at the final echocardiographic examination. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6252229PMC
November 2018

A Pilot Study on Parameter Setting of VisiTag™ Module during Pulmonary Vein Isolation.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 29;2018:8960941. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Cardiology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

Objectives: To identify optimal predefined criteria (OPC) for filters of the VisiTag™ module in the CARTO 3 system during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI).

Methods: Thirty patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who experienced PVI first were enrolled. PVI was accomplished by using a Thermocool SmartTouch catheter. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231390PMC
October 2018

Croatian National Data and Comparison with European Practice: Data from the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Survey II Multicenter Registry.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 25;2018:3479846. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia.

Aims: The Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Survey II was conducted between October 2015 and December 2016 and included data from 11088 CRT implantations from 42 countries. The survey's aim was to report on current European CRT practice. The aim of this study was to compare the Croatian national CRT practice with the European data. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6222229PMC
October 2018
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The First Harmonic of Radial Pulse as an Early Predictor of Silent Coronary Artery Disease and Adverse Cardiac Events in Type 2 Diabetic Patients.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 23;2018:5128626. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

JinMu Health Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: It has been reported that harmonics of radial pulse is related to coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). It is still unclear whether or not the first harmonics of the radial pulse spectrum is an early independent predictor of silent coronary artery disease (SCAD) and adverse cardiac events (ACE).

Objectives: To measure the risk of SCAD in patients with T2DM and also to survey whether or not an increment of the first harmonic (1) of the radial pulse increases ACE. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218742PMC
October 2018
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Radiation-Induced Coronary Artery Disease and Its Treatment: A Quick Review of Current Evidence.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 16;2018:8367268. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.

As advances in medical technology arise and the availability of cancer treatment increases, an increased number of patients are receiving cancer treatment. Radiation therapy has evolved to become one of the cornerstones of treatment for various types of cancers. One of the long-term consequences of radiation therapy is radiation-induced coronary artery disease (RICAD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6206518PMC
October 2018
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Disparities in the Diagnosis of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: A Narrative Review of Current Literature.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 2;2018:3750879. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is a disorder of abnormal thickening of the myocardium that affects 0.2% of the population. HOCM is a frequently implicated cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6189670PMC
October 2018
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Echo- and B-Type Natriuretic Peptide-Guided Follow-Up versus Symptom-Guided Follow-Up: Comparison of the Outcome in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 30;2018:3139861. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Recent European Society of Cardiology and American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines did not recommend biomarker-guided therapy in the management of heart failure (HF) patients. Combination of echo- and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) may be an alternative approach in guiding ambulatory HF management. Our aim was to determine whether a therapy guided by echo markers of left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP), lung ultrasound (LUS) assessment of B-lines, and BNP improves outcomes of HF patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186350PMC
September 2018
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A New and Simple Risk Predictor of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: TIMI Risk Index.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 26;2018:5908215. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Cardiology, Ordu University Medical School, Ordu, Turkey.

Background: The thrombolysis in myocardial infarction risk index (TRI) was developed to estimate prognosis at the initial contact of the healthcare provider in coronary artery disease patients without laboratory parameters. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of the baseline TRI and contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Methods: A total of 963 consecutive STEMI diagnosed patients who underwent primary percutaneous intervention were included in the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6178187PMC
September 2018
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Prognostic Value of SYNTAX Score II in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes Referred for Invasive Management: A Subanalysis from the SPUM and COMFORTABLE AMI Cohorts.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 25;2018:9762176. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Aims: To assess the incremental prognostic value of SYNTAX score II (SxSII) as compared to anatomical SYNTAX Score (SxS) and GRACE risk score in patients with acute coronary syndromes who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention.

Methods And Results: SxSII and SxS were determined in 734 ACS patients. Patients were enrolled in the prospective Special Program University Medicine ACS and the COMFORTABLE AMI cohorts and later on stratified according to tertiles of SxSII (SxSII ≤21. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6176297PMC
September 2018

An Overview on Image Registration Techniques for Cardiac Diagnosis and Treatment.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 8;2018:1437125. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Image registration has been used for a wide variety of tasks within cardiovascular imaging. This study aims to provide an overview of the existing image registration methods to assist researchers and impart valuable resource for studying the existing methods or developing new methods and evaluation strategies for cardiac image registration. For the cardiac diagnosis and treatment strategy, image registration and fusion can provide complementary information to the physician by using the integrated image from these two modalities. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109558PMC
August 2018
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Drug-Eluting Balloons versus Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents for Treating In-Stent Restenosis in Coronary Heart Disease after PCI: A Meta-Analysis.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 24;2018:7658145. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Heart Center, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, China.

Background: In-stent restenosis (ISR) remains a common problem following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the best treatment strategy remains uncertain. There is some controversy over the efficacy of drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) and second-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs) for treating ISR. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6081601PMC
July 2018
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Painful Recall in Elective Electrical Cardioversion with Propofol and the Need for Additional Analgesia.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 22;2018:2363062. Epub 2018 Jul 22.

Department of Cardiology, Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Delft, Netherlands.

Introduction: Electrical cardioversion (ECV) is a short but painful procedure for treating cardiac dysrhythmias. There is a wide variation regarding the medication strategy to facilitate this procedure. Many different sedative techniques for ECV are described. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2363062DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6081497PMC
July 2018
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Validating Left Ventricular Filling Pressure Measurements in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure: CardioMEMS™ Pulmonary Arterial Diastolic Pressure versus Left Atrial Pressure Measurement by Transthoracic Echocardiography.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 15;2018:8568356. Epub 2018 Jul 15.

Department of Cardiology, Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 16001 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA.

Background: Routine ambulatory echocardiographic estimates of left ventricular (LV) filling pressures are not cost-effective and are occasionally fraught with anatomic, physiologic as well as logistical limitations. The use of implantable hemodynamic devices such as CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System has been shown to reduce HF-related readmission rates by remote monitoring of LV filling pressures. Little is known about the correlation between CardioMEMS and echocardiography-derived estimates of central hemodynamics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/8568356DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6079522PMC
July 2018
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Retracted: Coronary Angiography Safety between Transradial and Transfemoral Access.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 19;2018:3045963. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2016/4013843.]. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6079553PMC
July 2018
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mRNA Expression and Soluble Levels in Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 2;2018:9635652. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Biomédicas, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Sierra Mojada 950, Col. Independencia, 44340 Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico.

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes any condition characterized by myocardial ischaemia and reduction in blood flow. The physiopathological process of ACS is the atherosclerosis where MIF operates as a major regulator of inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the mRNA expression of MIF gene and its serum levels in the clinical manifestations of ACS and unrelated individuals age- and sex-matched with patients as the control group (CG). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/9635652DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6051124PMC
July 2018
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Attributable Costs of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 28;2018:3759238. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Faculty of Pharmacy, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Background: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is the most common complication among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, data on the economic burden and resource utilization associated with POAF in Asian population are limited. The present study aimed at estimating medical costs attributable to POAF after cardiac surgery in Thai population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3759238DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6046185PMC
June 2018
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The Utility of Point of Care Test for Soluble ST2 in Predicting Adverse Cardiac Events during Acute Care of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 26;2018:3048941. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Introduction: Soluble ST2 (sST2) is increased during acute myocardial infarction. The point of care test (POCT) for sST2 is currently available. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of the sST2 POCT measurement for predicting adverse cardiac events during acute care of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6038667PMC
June 2018
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Effects of Iodixanol on Respiratory Functions during Coronary Angiography and the Role of Body Composition.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 20;2018:2140219. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey.

Purpose: The purposes of this study are to assess the acute effects of iodixanol, an iso-osmolar contrast media, on pulmonary functions and to evaluate the body composition in order to find out its role in causing this deterioration.

Methods: 35 male and 25 female patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography (CA) were enrolled in the study. Before CA, all patients' body compositions were evaluated by measuring their body mass indexes (BMIs) and waist-to-hip ratios (WHRs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2140219DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6031165PMC
June 2018
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Thiol/Disulfide Balance in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 12;2018:9042461. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Biochemistry Department, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Çankırı Caddesi, Çiçek Sokak No. 3, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Herein, we investigated the balance of thiol/disulfide, with the hypothesis that the balance between disulfides and thiols, which are natural antioxidants, might be disrupted in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, which eventually leads to endothelial damage.

Methods: In this study, we evaluated 51 patients diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia and 81 healthy subjects. Blood samples were taken from the patients after a minimum of 12 hours of fasting; samples were immediately centrifuged, stored in Eppendorf tubes, and preserved at -80°C. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020647PMC
June 2018
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Current Status of Knowledge about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation among the University Students in the Northern Region of Saudi Arabia.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 10;2018:3687472. Epub 2018 Jun 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health problem in the world. Immediate initiation of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly increased patient survival rate. Therefore, it is very important to train young people and increase public awareness of CPR for the long-term benefit of the community. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6015685PMC
June 2018
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Keys to Achieving Target First Medical Contact to Balloon Times and Bypassing Emergency Department More Important Than Distance.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 21;2018:2951860. Epub 2018 May 21.

John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Background: Australian guidelines advocate primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) as the reperfusion strategy of choice for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients in whom it can be performed within 90 minutes of first medical contact; otherwise, fibrinolytic therapy is preferred. In a large health district, the reperfusion strategy is often chosen in the prehospital setting. We sought to identify a distance from a PCI centre, which made it unlikely first medical contact to balloon time (FMCTB) of less than 90 minutes could be achieved in the Hunter New England health district and to identify causes of delay in patients who were triaged to a PPCI strategy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987289PMC
May 2018
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Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients on Hemodialysis following Drug-Eluting versus Bare-Metal Coronary Stents.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 17;2018:4934982. Epub 2018 May 17.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

Aim: This study sought to compare short- and long-term outcomes of drug-eluting stents (DESs) versus bare-metal stents (BMSs) implantation in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis (ESRD-HD) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Methods: Adult patients with ESRD-HD who underwent PCI at all nonfederal hospitals in Massachusetts between July 1, 2003, and September 30, 2007, were stratified based on the stent type placed at index hospitalization: DES or BMS. The primary outcome compared was a composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction (MI), congestive heart failure (CHF), target vessel revascularization (TVR), and stroke at 30 days and one year. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5985085PMC
May 2018
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Improved Patient Outcomes by Normalizing Sympathovagal Balance: Differentiating Syncope-Precise Subtype Differentiation Leads to Improved Outcomes.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 16;2018:9532141. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Medicine, Atlanta VAMC, Emory University School of Medicine, 1670 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033, USA.

Syncope is difficult to definitively diagnose, even with tilt-table testing and beat-to-beat blood pressure measurements, the gold-standard. Both are qualitative, subjective assessments. There are subtypes of syncope associated with autonomic conditions for which tilt-table testing is not useful. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5976980PMC
May 2018
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Arterial Stiffness in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Anthracycline and Trastuzumab-Based Regimens.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 2;2018:5352914. Epub 2018 May 2.

Oncology Department, Internal Medicine Department, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey.

Aims: Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of premature morbidity and mortality in early breast cancer patients after treatment with cardiotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. Arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for future cardiovascular diseases and can be used as a predictive marker of subclinical cardiac damage. The aim of this study is to analyze the arterial stiffness in breast cancer patients who are in the follow-up period after receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy regimens with trastuzumab. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5352914DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5954934PMC
May 2018
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Electrocardiogram Changes of Donepezil Administration in Elderly Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 23;2018:9141320. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Objective: Donepezil, a widely used cholinesterase inhibitor for treating Alzheimer's disease, has been reported to induce bradyarrhythmias and torsade de pointes. In this study, we aimed at determining electrocardiogram changes of donepezil administration in elderly patients with ischemic heart disease, who tend to suffer from cognitive disorders.

Methods: Sixty patients with ischemic heart disease and mild cognitive impairment were treated with donepezil (5 mg/day) and followed up for at least four weeks. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937610PMC
April 2018
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Determinants of Normal Left Atrial Volume in Heart Failure with Moderate-to-Severely Reduced Ejection Fraction.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 23;2018:7512758. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Background: Indexed left atrial volume (LAVi) is a robust predictor of adverse cardiovascular events. A minority of patients with moderate-to-severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction maintain normal LAVi. We followed clinical and echocardiographic parameters for at least 6 months to understand how this population is different from patients with similar systolic dysfunction and dilated left atria. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937574PMC
April 2018
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Radiation Dose Optimization in Interventional Cardiology: A Teaching Hospital Experience.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 15;2018:6912841. Epub 2018 Apr 15.

Department of Cardiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia.

Radiological interventions play an increasingly relevant role in cardiology. Due to the inherent risks of ionizing radiation, proper care must be taken with monitoring and optimizing the dose delivered in angiograms to pose as low risk as possible to staff and patients. Dose optimization is particularly pertinent in teaching hospitals, where longer procedure times are at times necessary to accommodate the teaching needs of junior staff, and thus impart a more significant radiation dose. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5925206PMC
April 2018
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Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement after Previous Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 5;2018:4615043. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West-German Heart and Vascular Center Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany.

Aim: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with prior cardiac surgery might be challenging. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers a promising alternative in such patients. We therefore aimed at comparing the outcomes of patients with aortic valve diseases undergoing TAVR versus those undergoing surgical AVR (SAVR) after previous cardiac surgery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5907513PMC
April 2018
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Hypertension Treatment in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome and/or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Analysis of the Therapy Effectivity and the Therapeutic Inertia in Outpatient Study.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:8387613. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

House of the Heart (Dom Srdca), Slovak League against Hypertension, Martin, Slovakia.

We have analysed the database of 1,595 consecutive patients visiting our department of cardiology and internal medicine clinic in 2005-2014. The analysis included 13,990 visit records, and the average number of visits per patient was 8.5 ± 7. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/8387613DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5901812PMC
April 2018
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Radiofrequency Ablation versus Cryoablation in the Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:6276241. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Mclaren Cardiovascular Group, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

Background: Pulmonary vein isolation is commonly performed using radiofrequency energy with cryoablation gaining acceptance. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials which compared radiofrequency versus cryoablation for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Methods: A systematic search strategy identified both published and unpublished articles from inception to November 10, 2016, in multiple databases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5901816PMC
April 2018
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Assessment of Time to Hospital Encounter after an Initial Hospitalization for Heart Failure: Results from a Tertiary Medical Center.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:6087367. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Genesis Health System, Davenport, IA, USA.

Background: Hospital inpatient readmissions for patients admitted initially with the primary diagnosis of heart failure (HF) can be as high as 20-25% within 30 days of discharge. This, however, does not include admissions for observations or emergency department (ED) visits within the same time frame and does not show a time-dependent hospital encounter following discharge after an index admission. We present data on time-dependent hospital encounter of HF patients discharged after an index admission for a primary diagnosis of HF. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5902047PMC
April 2018
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Preprocedural Mean Platelet Volume Level Is a Predictor of In-Stent Restenosis of the Superficial Femoral Artery Stents in Follow-Up.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:4572629. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Department of Biostatistical, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Background: The mean platelet volume (MPV), the most commonly used measure of the platelet size, is a cheap and easy-to-use marker of the platelet activation. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between preprocedural MPV and other hematologic blood count parameters and in-stent restenosis in patients with superficial femoral artery (SFA) stenting.

Methods And Results: The consecutive 118 patients who successfully underwent endovascular stenting of the SFA were enrolled retrospectively in the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5902006PMC
April 2018
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Value of the New Spline QTc Formula in Adjusting for Pacing-Induced Changes in Heart Rate.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:2052601. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Department of Medicine (Cardiology), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Aims: To determine whether a new QTc calculation based on a Spline fit model derived and validated from a large population remained stable in the same individual across a range of heart rates (HRs). Second, to determine whether this formula incorporating QRS duration can be of value in QT measurement, compared to direct measurement of the JT interval, during ventricular pacing.

Methods: Individuals (=30; 14 males) aged 51. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5902062PMC
April 2018
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Thymoquinone Ameliorates Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Swiss Albino Mice by Modulating Oxidative Damage and Cellular Inflammation.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:1483041. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Neuroscience and Toxicology Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Thymoquinone is the active constituent of , having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. In present study, we have analyzed the effects of thymoquinone on doxorubicin (DOX) induced cardiotoxicity in mice. In this experiment, thirty mice (25-35 gm) were divided into five groups (Groups A, B, C, D, and E) each containing six animals. Read More

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April 2018
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Plasma Chemerin Levels Are Increased in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients with High Thrombus Burden.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 26;2018:5812704. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Department of Cardiology, Ahi Evren Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey.

Objective: To investigate plasma chemerin levels in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and find out possible relationships between plasma chemerin levels and angiographic characteristics.

Patients And Methods: Ninety-seven consecutive patients who presented with STEMI and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with coronary stents were enrolled, and 30 age- and sex-matched patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent coronary angiography formed the control group. Angiographic characteristics of the patients including thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) thrombus and Gensini scores were noted. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5892252PMC
March 2018
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Right Coronary Artery Originating from the Left: Do Not Miss the Diagnosis!

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 20;2018:1210791. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Department of Cardiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Left circumflex (LCx) artery originating from the right coronary arterial (RCA) system has been reported as the most common form of anomalous origination of a coronary artery from the opposite sinus (ACAOS). However, some studies claim that RCA originating from the left coronary sinus (LCS) is the most frequent form. The aim of this study was to determine the most common type of ACAOS in a single center. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5884397PMC
March 2018
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Dietary Pattern and Macronutrients Profile on the Variation of Inflammatory Biomarkers: Scientific Update.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 14;2018:4762575. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

Department of Nutrition and Health, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, Brazil.

It is known that the dietary pattern and macronutrients profile may influence the expression and secretion of inflammatory biomarkers, and the low-grade inflammation is associated with the manifestation of noncommunicable chronic diseases. Therefore, this review aimed to present and discuss the role of dietary patterns and macronutrients on the variation of inflammatory markers related to NCD risk. Scientific evidences within the last five years based on clinical trials, case-controls, cohorts, and cross-sectional studies indicate that normocaloric, carbohydrate-moderated, low-glycemic index, protein-moderated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich, omega-3, and low-saturated fat diets display positive effects on the inflammatory state, both in healthy individuals and in those with cardiovascular risk, although the second group seems to benefit more from changes in the dietary profile. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872610PMC
March 2018
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Impact of Admission Blood Glucose on Coronary Collateral Flow in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 12;2018:4059542. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

In patients with acute myocardial infarction, glucose metabolism is altered and acute hyperglycemia on admission is common regardless of diabetes status. The development of coronary collateral is heterogeneous among individuals with coronary artery disease. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether glucose value on admission is associated with collateral flow in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Read More

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March 2018
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Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in a Cohort of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 8;2018:6572785. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

MSc Program in Sleep Medicine, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess whether the 10-year risk for cardiovascular disease in newly diagnosed patients with OSAS is increased.

Materials And Methods: Recently diagnosed, with polysomnography, consecutive OSAS patients were included. Read More

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March 2018
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The Reliability of the Use of Serum Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin Levels in the Assessment of Renal Functions after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 5;2018:7291254. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Evaluation of perioperative renal function is very important for early diagnosis and treatment of acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting. Serum creatinine levels, creatinine clearance, and estimated glomerular filtration rates used in determination of postoperative kidney injury can lead to late detection. Therefore, it is necessary to make a diagnosis earlier in clinical practice and to search for a reliable method. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859916PMC
March 2018
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Plasma YKL-40 Elevation on Admission and Follow-Up Is Associated with Diastolic Dysfunction and Mortality in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:8701851. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Cardiology Department, Kosuyolu Research and Education Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Denizer Street, Cevizli Intersection, Kartal, 34865 Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine an association between the plasma YKL-40 level and echocardiographic left ventricle systolic and diastolic function parameters in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Subjects And Methods: The study included 46 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Serum brain natriuretic protein (BNP) and YKL-40 levels were analyzed on admission and after one month. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852852PMC
March 2018
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Efficacy and Safety of Polymer-Free Ultrathin Strut Sirolimus-Probucol Coated Drug-Eluting Stents for Chronic Total Occlusions: Insights from the Coroflex ISAR 2000 Worldwide Registry.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:8053168. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Cardiology Unit, University Malaya Medical Centre, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Objective: Coronary revascularization in chronic total occlusion (CTO) is associated with improved clinical outcomes. The choice of the coronary stent is crucial in maintaining long-term vessel patency after CTO revascularization. We investigated the efficacy and safety of polymer-free ultrathin strut sirolimus-probucol coated drug-eluting stents (PF-SES) for CTO lesions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852858PMC
March 2018
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Increases in Heart Rate Variability Signal Improved Outcomes in Rapid Response Team Consultations: A Cohort Study.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:1590217. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Section of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) indicates dominance of the sympathetic system and a state of "physiologic stress." We postulated that, in patients with critical illness, increases in HRV might signal successful resuscitation and improved prognosis.

Methods: We carried out a prospective observational study of HRV on all patients referred to the rapid response team (RRT) and correlated with serial vital signs, lactate clearance, ICU admission, and mortality. Read More

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March 2018
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Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: Prevalence and Associated Factors.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 19;2018:7408129. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Lakonia, Greece.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important public health problem that is increasing at an alarming rate, worldwide. The most common type is permanent AF followed by the paroxysmal and persistent AF. . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5836417PMC
February 2018
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Retracted: Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Its Association with Increased Cardiovascular Mortality.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 14;2018:9174206. Epub 2018 Jan 14.

[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/7539735.]. Read More

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January 2018
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Automated Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease: A Review and Workflow.

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 4;2018:2016282. Epub 2018 Feb 4.

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most dangerous heart disease which may lead to sudden cardiac death. However, CAD diagnoses are quite expensive and time-consuming procedures which a patient need to go through. The aim of our paper is to present a unique review of state-of-the-art methods up to 2017 for automatic CAD classification. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5817359PMC
February 2018
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Effect of Coronary Slow Flow on Intrinsicoid Deflection of QRS Complex.

Authors:
Sabri Seyis

Cardiol Res Pract 2018 1;2018:2451581. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Department of Cardiology, Liv Hospital, Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Coronary slow flow is a rare, clinically important entity observed in acute coronary syndrome. The pathophysiological mechanism is not fully elucidated. We investigated patients with chest pain who had angiographic features consistent with the coronary slow flow. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816846PMC
February 2018
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Recurrent Stroke after Transcatheter PFO Closure in Cryptogenic Stroke or Tia: Long-Term Follow-Up.

Cardiol Res Pract 2017 21;2017:9849425. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Pediatric Cardiology and GUCH Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, 9 Massarenti Street, 40100 Bologna, Italy.

Background: There are few data on the mechanism of recurrent neurological events after transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in cryptogenic stroke or TIA.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed PFO closure procedures for the secondary prevention of cryptogenic stroke/TIA performed between 1999 and 2014 in Bologna, Italy.

Results: Written questionnaires were completed by 402 patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5753007PMC
December 2017
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