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Pacemakers are associated with a higher risk of late death and transplantation in the Fontan population.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Heart Research Group, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The need for permanent pacing has been identified as a predictor of poor outcomes in the late survivors of Fontan surgery. However, it is not clear if the need for a pacemaker is a surrogate marker of a declining Fontan state, or if pacing is deleterious to the Fontan circulation.

Objectives: We sought to compare the long-term outcomes of propensity-matched Fontan patients with and without a permanent pacemaker. Read More

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January 2019

The role of personalized atrial modeling in understanding atrial fibrillation mechanisms and improving treatment.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in humans and is associated with high morbidity, mortality and health-related expenses. Computational approaches have been increasingly utilized in atrial electrophysiology. In this review we summarize the recent advancements in atrial fibrillation modeling at the organ scale. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.096DOI Listing
January 2019

Could coronary calcification identified at non-gated chest CT be a predictor for cardiovascular events in breast cancer patients?

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Nobuo Tomizawa

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Radiology, New Tokyo Hospital, Japan. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Differential cutoff points and clinical impact of stent parameters of various drug-eluting stents for predicting major adverse clinical events: An individual patient data pooled analysis of seven stent-specific registries and 17,068 patients.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Stent parameters (length and diameter) are well-known risk factors for adverse outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting. This study aimed to investigate the differential cutoff criteria and clinical impact of the length and diameter of various drug-eluting stents (DES) for predicting major cardiovascular events.

Methods: Using patient-level data from seven stent-specific, prospective DES registries, we evaluated 17,068 patients who underwent PCI with either various contemporary DES or first-generation DES between July 2007 and July 2015: 3053 treated with cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stents (CoCr-EES), 2976 with platinum-chromium EES (PtCr-EES), 2888 with Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stents (Re-ZES), 782 with Biomatrix biolimus-eluting stents (Bi-BES), 1868 with Nobori BES (No-BES), 1934 with Xience Prime cobalt-chromium EES (Pr-CoCr-EES), and 3567 with first-generation sirolimus-eluting stents (SES). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.108DOI Listing
February 2019

Residual angina in female patients after coronary revascularization.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Coronary revascularization, either percutaneous by stent implantation or surgical, has been established as the treatment of choice for patients with significant coronary stenosis. One of the main targets of coronary revascularization - especially in patients with stable disease - is to alleviate symptoms and thereby improve quality of life. Residual angina after successful coronary revascularization is not uncommon and indeed frustrating for the patient as much as for the treating physician. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.043DOI Listing
January 2019

High-sensitivity troponin I for cardiovascular risk stratification in the general asymptomatic population: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, China.

Cardiac troponin is a sensitive and specific biomarker for acute myocardial injury and has been used in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes, and has emerged as a tool for identifying high risk individuals for primary preventive therapy. Recent evidence has emerged indicating that high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays, which allow robust detection of very low troponin concentrations, could detect subclinical injury in asymptomatic patients. On 24 March 2018, a group of cardiologists from the Asia Pacific region convened to review the data and discuss the potential utility of high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) in the risk assessment of cardiovascular disease in the general population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.107DOI Listing
February 2019

Frequency of troponin elevations in patients with influenza infection during the 2017-2018 influenza season.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2019 Mar 30;22:145-147. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Houston Methodist Sugarland Hospital, Department of Cardiology, 16655 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States of America.

Background: With the increased number of influenza cases observed during the 2017 - 2018 season, patients may be at a greater risk of cardiac related complications as a sequela of viral illness. We described the frequency of troponin elevations in patients with influenza infection during the 2017 - 2018 influenza season.

Methods: This was a retrospective, single-center observational study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6356019PMC
March 2019
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The effect of DPP-4-protected GLP-1 (7-36) on coronary microvascular function in obese adults.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2019 Mar 29;22:139-144. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objective: Glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor analogues have been shown to reduce cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the mechanism behind is still unknown. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of intact GLP-1 (7-36) on coronary microcirculation in overweight adults. Read More

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Is epicardial fat tissue associated with atrial fibrillation recurrence after ablation? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2019 Mar 26;22:132-138. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Introduction: Although an undoubted association between epicardial fat tissue (EFT) and atrial fibrillation (AF) has been recently approved, the association between EFT and post-ablation AF recurrence is not evident yet. This study aimed to assess the association between EFT and AF recurrence after ablation.

Methods: The present study was a systematic review and meta-analysis using related literature available in electronic databases until July 2018 via "atrial fibrillation" and "epicardial fat" as the main keywords. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6356021PMC
March 2019
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Association of coronary artery Doppler-echocardiography diastolic-systolic velocity ratio at rest with obstructive coronary artery stenosis on the left main or left anterior descending coronary artery.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Parma University Hospital, Via Gramsci 14, 43123 Parma, Italy.

Background: We assessed whether the non-invasive measure of peak diastolic-systolic velocity ratio (rDSVR) at rest on the left anterior descending artery (LAD) using Doppler transthoracic echocardiography is associated with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on the LAD and left main (LM) arteries. We compared rDSVR diagnostic accuracy with stress wall motion (WM) and coronary flow reserve (CFR-LAD), in a group of subjects who underwent contrast stress-echocardiography (cSE) and coronary angiography within 3 months.

Methods: 286 patients selected with a clinical indication to cSE, in which CFR-LAD was measured during the test who also underwent coronary angiography within 3 months were selected and diagnostic performance compared. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.104DOI Listing
February 2019

Myocardial viability of the peri-infarct region measured by T1 mapping post manganese-enhanced MRI correlates with LV dysfunction.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI) detects viable cardiomyocytes based on the intracellular manganese uptake via L-type calcium-channels. This study aimed to quantify myocardial viability based on manganese uptake by viable myocardium in the infarct core (IC), peri-infarct region (PIR) and remote myocardium (RM) using T1 mapping before and after MEMRI and assess their association with cardiac function and arrhythmogenesis.

Methods: Fifteen female swine had a 60-minute balloon ischemia-reperfusion injury in the LAD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.101DOI Listing
January 2019

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and metabolic profiling in adolescence from the Chinese birth cohort: "Children of 1997".

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; City University of New York School of Public Health and Health Policy, New York, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency affects 6.0% of the global population. G6PD deficiency has been associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher risk of diabetes, which could be etiologically informative, but these relations are uncertain. Read More

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January 2019

Epigenetic down-regulation of BK channel by miR-181a contributes to the fetal and neonatal nicotine-mediated exaggerated coronary vascular tone in adult life.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Lawrence D. Longo, MD Center for Perinatal Biology, Department of Basic Sciences, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Fetal origin of adult cardiovascular disease is one of the most pressing public concerns and economic problem in modern life. Maternal cigarette smoking/nicotine abuse increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in offspring. However, the underlying mechanisms and theranostics remain unclear. Read More

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January 2019

Quantification of doxorubicin-induced interstitial myocardial fibrosis in a beagle model using equilibrium contrast-enhanced computed tomography: A comparative study with cardiac magnetic resonance T1-mapping.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Radiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Background: The noninvasive equilibrium contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has potential for myocardial tissue characterization. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of CCT-based extracellular volume (ECV) fraction in beagle models of doxorubicin-induced interstitial myocardial fibrosis, with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) as the reference.

Methods: This study was approved by local ethics committee. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.021DOI Listing
January 2019

Corrigendum to "Oxidative stress and cardiovascular risk prediction: The long way towards a "radical" perspective" [Int. J. Cardiol. 273 (2018) 252-253].

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Fondazione CNR-Regione Toscana G Monasterio, Pisa, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.093DOI Listing
February 2019

Subclinical thrombus formation in bioprosthetic pulmonary valve conduits.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives: Bioprosthetic pulmonary valve conduits have been reported with an increased risk of endocarditis. Thrombus formation is considered as source of these serious and life-threatening infections. We reviewed a series of explanted valved pulmonary conduits for histological evidence for thrombus formation. Read More

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January 2019
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Hemodynamic variables in aneurysms are associated with thrombotic risk in children with Kawasaki disease.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Thrombosis is a major adverse outcome associated with coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) resulting from Kawasaki disease (KD). Clinical guidelines recommend initiation of anticoagulation therapy with maximum CAA diameter (D) ≥8 mm or Z-score ≥ 10. Here, we investigate the role of aneurysm hemodynamics as a superior method for thrombotic risk stratification in KD patients. Read More

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January 2019

ROCK2 promotes ryanodine receptor phosphorylation and arrhythmic calcium release in diabetic cardiomyocytes.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We previously showed that ROCK2 expression is elevated in diabetic rat hearts, and that ROCK inhibition acutely improves their contractile function. In the present study we investigated whether inhibition of ROCK or partial deletion of ROCK2 improves impaired Ca handling in the diabetic heart. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.075DOI Listing
January 2019

Knowns and unknowns of coronary artery development and anomalies.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.073DOI Listing
January 2019

Clinical effectiveness of a sonographer-led, cardiologist-interpreted stress echocardiography service in the rapid access stable chest pain clinic.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK; Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK; National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK. Electronic address:

Aims: To assess the clinical effectiveness of a sonographer-led, cardiologist-interpreted stress echocardiography (SE) service in a rapid access stable chest pain clinic (RACPC) setting.

Methods And Results: Baseline data was collected prospectively on 768 consecutive patients, referred from the RACPC, who underwent SE between May 2014 and May 2015. Retrospective analysis was performed on follow-up data for outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.080DOI Listing
January 2019
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Outcomes associated with dual antiplatelet therapy after myocardial infarction in patients with aortic stenosis.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Glostrup, Denmark.

Background: Acquired loss of the largest von Willebrand factor multimers is a common hemostatic disturbance in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS), resulting in impaired platelet adhesion and increased bleeding risk. AS is also associated with atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction (MI). Our aim was to study the clinical outcomes associated with AS in MI patients treated with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in a nationwide hospital-based register study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.063DOI Listing
January 2019
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Tullio Terni (1888-1946): The life of a neurocardioanatomist with a tragic epilogue.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padua, Italy.

Tullio Terni (1888-1946) was a pioneer of neuroanatomy at the University of Padua. He gave milestone contributions in the knowledge of cardiac innervation with the discovery of the "Terni column", a preganglionic autonomous nervous center. Due to "racial laws" introduced in Italy in 1938 by the Fascist government, he, being Jewish, was expelled from the University of Padua like many others from Italian universities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.019DOI Listing
January 2019

Arterial hypertension in cancer: The elephant in the room.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases, IRCCS San Martino Policlinic Hospital, University of Genova, Italy. Electronic address:

The great therapeutical success achieved by oncology is counterbalanced by growing evidences of cardiovascular (CV) toxicity due to many antineoplastic treatments. Cardiac adverse events may cause premature discontinuation of effective oncologic treatments or occur as late events undermining the oncologic success. Arterial hypertension is both the most common comorbidity in cancer patients and a frequent adverse effect of anticancer therapies. Read More

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January 2019
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Effect of the type of surgical indication on mortality in patients with infective endocarditis who are rejected for surgical intervention.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.

Aim: To evaluate the effect of the type of surgical indication on mortality in infective endocarditis (IE) patients who are rejected for surgery.

Methods And Results: From January 2008 to December 2016, 2714 patients with definite left-sided IE were attended in the participating hospitals. One thousand six hundred and fifty-three patients (60. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.014DOI Listing
January 2019
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Diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for identification of elevated left ventricular filling pressure.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

CHU Rennes, Service de Cardiologie et Maladies Vasculaires et CIC-IT 1414, Rennes 35000, France; Université de Rennes 1, LTSI, Rennes 35000, France; INSERM, U1099, Rennes 35000, France. Electronic address:

Aims: The current algorithm in transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) proposed in the 2016 ASE/EACVI recommendation for the estimation of left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) is quite complex and time-consuming. B-lines, in lung ultrasonography (LUS), could constitute an interesting tool for LVFP evaluation in clinical practice, although data regarding their association with invasive haemodynamics are lacking. The purpose of this study was to explore the diagnostic accuracy of B-lines in identifying elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.055DOI Listing
January 2019

Atrial fibrillation in adults with congenital heart disease.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 26. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Electrophysiology Service and Adult Congenital Heart Centre, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

A convergence of epidemiological and clinical features has prompted a precipitous rise in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the expanding population of adults with congenital heart disease. Herein, we synthesize the current state of knowledge on epidemiological features, associated morbidities, and pathophysiological insights regarding AF in adults with congenital heart disease. Management issues are examined including surgical, pharmacological, and catheter-based therapies. Read More

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January 2019
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Epicardial adipose tissue volume is associated with adverse outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

University Heart Center Zurich, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Background: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is involved in inflammation and associated with cardiovascular risk factors. It is not known whether EAT affects outcome of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Methods: 503 consecutive patients undergoing TAVR at our institution between May 2008 and November 2015 were enrolled in a prospective registry. Read More

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January 2019
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Patients aged 90 years or older with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulants: A multicentre observational study.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Internal Vascular and Emergency Medicine and Stroke Unit, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Background: Patients aged 90 years or older are often excluded from or under-represented in clinical trials and cohort studies. The clinical benefit of anticoagulation in nonagenarians with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains undefined.

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulants in AF patients aged 90 years or older. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.071DOI Listing
January 2019

What can we learn from animal models of Takotsubo syndrome?

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 26. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

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January 2019

Identification of normotensive patients with pulmonary embolism who may benefit from thrombolysis.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 26. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH), University Medical Center Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz), Mainz, Germany; Department of Cardiology, Cardiology I, University Medical Center Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz), Mainz, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.087DOI Listing
January 2019
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The burden and impact of arrhythmia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Insights from the National Inpatient Sample.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, USA.

Background: We aimed to analyze the burden and predictors of arrhythmias and in-hospital mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-related hospitalizations using the nationwide cohort.

Methods: We queried the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) (2010-2014) databases to identify adult COPD hospitalizations with arrhythmia. Categorical and continuous variables were compared using Chi-square and Student's t-test/ANOVA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.074DOI Listing
January 2019
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Transfemoral implantation of the ACURATE neo prosthesis using a low-profile expandable introducer system: A multicenter registry.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

St.-Johannes-Hospital Dortmund, Department of Cardiology, Johannesstraße 9-17, 44137 Dortmund, Germany.

Background: The ACURATE neo prosthesis is commonly implanted using introducer sheaths with inner diameters of up to 20 French. The use of only the expandable mesh component of the transGlide introducer system (Mesh) would substantially decrease the inner diameter to 13 French. We sought to assess the feasibility and safety of using Mesh for femoral access of the ACURATE neo device and to compare outcomes with patients in whom standard sheaths were used. Read More

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January 2019

Value of layer-specific strain distribution patterns in hypertrophied myocardium from different etiologies.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Intrinsic myocardial mechanics might have different patterns because of the different etiologies of myocardial hypertrophy. We used layer-specific strain to compare those with aortic stenosis (AS) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and examined the differences in strain distribution pattern and for their clinical implications.

Methods: Comprehensive echocardiography was done in 3 groups: 129 with moderate-to-severe AS, 172 consecutive patients with HCM, and 58 healthy controls. Read More

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January 2019
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B-type natriuretic peptides for the prediction of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients living with HIV: Results from the HIV-HEART study.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Clinic of Dermatology, Department of Venerology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany.

Aims: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been suggested to improve risk prediction of cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the value of BNP to predict the composite primary endpoint of CV events and mortality alongside traditional and HIV specific risk factors in a HIV-infected population.

Methods: In this prospective multicenter HIV-HEART study we followed 808 HIV-positive subjects in the German Ruhr area for a median follow up of 120 (IQR:113-129) months since 2004. Read More

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January 2019
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Patient blood management in cardiac surgery: The "Granducato algorithm".

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Cardiothoracic-Vascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

Background: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery are subject to severe alterations of the coagulation system. The four cardiac surgery centers in Tuscany (Italy) structured and shared an algorithm (Granducato Patient Blood Management algorithm, G-PBMa) with predefined interventions for patient blood management. The aim of the study is to analyze the impact of that algorithm on the transfusion needs and bleeding-related outcomes in a large patient population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.025DOI Listing
January 2019

Long-term impact of acute kidney injury on prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 26. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Cardiology Department, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. Electronic address:

Background: Little evidence exists regarding the long-term impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) during index hospitalisation for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We prospectively assessed the long-term prognostic significance of the occurrence of in-hospital AKI in a multicentre cohort of patients admitted with AMI.

Methods: Data were obtained from 518 AMI patients with a median follow-up of 5. Read More

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January 2019

Long-term follow-up after stent graft placement for access-site and access-related vascular injury during TAVI - The Bonn-Copenhagen experience.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Heart Center - Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aims: Stent graft placement is a safe and effective treatment option for vascular complications in the context of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study aimed to provide long-term angiological follow-up of stent grafts used for this indication.

Methods And Results: Seventy-one patients (64. Read More

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December 2018
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Trends in management and outcome of acute coronary syndrome in women ≥80 years versus those <80 years in Israel from 2000-2016.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Leviev Heart Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address:

Background: While women ≥80 years old have a high prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD), little data exist regarding their outcome following acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Methods: In a retrospective study based on data of 3518 ACS women patients who were enrolled in the ACS Israel Survey (ACSIS), we first evaluated and compared the clinical outcomes of 858 ACS women ≥80 years with 2660 ACS women <80 years, hospitalized during 2000-2016. Secondly, we evaluated the clinical outcome of 450 women ≥80 years hospitalized during 2000-2006 ('early period') and compared them with 408 ACS women of the same age group hospitalized during 2008-2016 ('late period'). Read More

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January 2019
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A systematic review and meta-regression analysis to examine the 'timing hypothesis' of hormone replacement therapy on mortality, coronary heart disease, and stroke.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2019 Mar 18;22:123-131. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, United States of America.

Background: The 'Timing Hypothesis' states that the benefits and harms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are related to the proximity with which it is begun following the onset of menopause. The primary aim of this analysis was to test for heterogeneity of treatment effect for HRT using Chi and I tests for younger versus older initiators of HRT. The secondary aim was to perform a meta-regression with mean age at trial baseline as the covariate for various outcomes. Read More

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Gender differences and management of stroke risk of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in an upper middle-income country: Insights from the CARMEN-AF registry.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2019 Mar 17;22:117-122. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez", Juan Badiano 1, Belisario Domínguez XVI, Tlalpan, Mexico City P. C. 14080, Mexico.

Background: Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of stroke and systemic embolism. Several studies have suggested that female AF patients could have a greater risk for stroke. There is scarce information about clinical characteristics and use of antithrombotic therapies in Latin American patients with nonvalvular AF. Read More

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Impact of serum albumin levels on supratherapeutic PT-INR control and bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients on warfarin: A prospective cohort study.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2019 Mar 17;22:111-116. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Cardiology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake-cho, Toyoake, Aichi 4701192, Japan.

Background: Since warfarin is primarily bound to serum albumin, hypoalbuminemia is likely to increase the free fraction of warfarin and to increase the risk of bleeding. We prospectively evaluated the impact of serum albumin levels (ALB) on international normalized ratio of prothrombin time (PT-INR) control and hemorrhagic events in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with warfarin.

Methods: Seven hundred fifty-five non-valvular AF patients on warfarin were enrolled. Read More

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Subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Congenital Heart Center, Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, USA; Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in high bleeding risk patients with acute coronary syndromes treated with drug-eluting stents.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:56

Department of Cardiology, Shenzhen Sun Yat-Sen Cardiovascular Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518052, PR China. Electronic address:

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When to evaluate the age, creatinine, and ejection fraction (ACEF) score in patients with acute coronary syndromes?

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Haohui He Tao Zhou

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:33

Department of Cardiology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

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Response to: Soluble regulators of Interleukin-1 signaling: Novel biomarkers for early acute myocardial infarction diagnosis and to predict ischemia/reperfusion injury?

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:32

Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; German Center of Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner Site Hamburg/Lübeck/Kiel, Hamburg, Germany.

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The challenge of risk stratification in Takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:31

Department of Cardiology, Shunde Hospital, Southern Medical University (The First People's Hospital of Shunde), Foshan, PR China.

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BRG1, the key regulator in heart development and its physiopathology.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:145

Department of Emergency, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, PR China; Department of Evidence-based Medicine, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, PR China. Electronic address:

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Effects of high-intensity interval training: Risk of bias by definition.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:134

Department of Physical Education, University Center of Maringá (UNICESUMAR), Maringá, Brazil. Electronic address:

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Reply to Letter to Editor by S Tong, L Zhang, J Joseph, and X Jiang "A potential and novel therapeutic approach to ischemic heart failure: Algisyl-LVR".

Int J Cardiol 2019 Mar;279:133

Department of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Dual antiplatelet therapy after TAVR: A drop in the bucket?

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Division of Cardiology, S Croce e Carle Hospital, Cuneo, Italy.

Current guidelines recommend a three- to six-months dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or to continue with oral anticoagulant agents (OAC) if already indicated before procedure. However, recent studies showed that treatment with aspirin has the same efficacy of DAPT but it was associated with a significant reduction of major bleeding. Furthermore, half of cerebrovascular events, occurring >24 h after procedure, may be related to new onset of atrial fibrillation or to subclinical leaflets thrombosis and they may be prevented by use of OAC rather than antiplatelet therapy. Read More

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January 2019
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