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Deppe Antje-Christin AC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany - - 2014
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting are both established therapeutic options for single-vessel disease of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). The present systematic review with meta-analysis aims to determine the current strength of evidence for or against PCI and MIDCAB for revascularization ...
Caceres Manuel M Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, - - 2014
The significance of the utilization of mechanical circulatory support following a myocardial infarction is not well defined. We present a systematic review of this treatment alternative and suggest guidelines to be considered in the treatment of these patients.
Pacchia Christina C Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City - - 2014
Left atrial (LA) perfusion during disease states has been a topic of much interest, as the clinical implications and detrimental effects of lack of blood flow to the atria are numerous. In the chronic setting, perfusion changes may lead to LA ischemia and structural remodeling, a factor implicated in the ...
Chatterjee Saurav S Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
Presence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been reported to be associated with supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, but the association has not been systematically quantified and evaluated. A systematic search of studies in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases was undertaken ...
Ariyaratne Thathya V TV Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics (CCRE), Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM), Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, - - 2014
Currently, the appropriateness of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with diabetes (DM) and multi-vessel disease (MVD) is uncertain due to limited evidence from few randomised controlled trials (RCTs). We aimed to compare the clinical effectiveness of CABG versus PCI-DES ...
Hosseini Seyed Hamzeh - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To quantify the adverse influence of depression and anxiety, assessed at the time of myocardial infarction on the quality of life 5-year after the infarction. Methods: In 196 patients admitted following non-fatal myocardial infarction, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were completed in the ...
Gao Xiao-Fei XF Department of Cardiology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Aims: The present study sought to compare angiographic and clinical outcomes of simple strategy versus complex strategy in patients with coronary bifurcation lesions undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation. Methods and results: Medline, the Cochrane Library, and other internet sources were searched for randomised trials comparing simple strategy versus complex strategy for ...
Danchin Nicolas N Département de Cardiologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris y Faculté de Médecine, Université Paris-Descartes, París, Francia. Electronic address: - - 2014
All guidelines recommend primary percutaneous coronary intervention as the default strategy for achieving reperfusion in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients. These recommendations are based upon randomized trials which compared primary percutaneous coronary intervention with stand-alone intravenous fibrinolysis. Since the time these trials were performed, however, it has been shown in ...
Danchin Nicolas N Département de Cardiologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris and Faculté de Médecine, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
All guidelines recommend primary percutaneous coronary intervention as the default strategy for achieving reperfusion in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients. These recommendations are based upon randomized trials which compared primary percutaneous coronary intervention with stand-alone intravenous fibrinolysis. Since the time these trials were performed, however, it has been shown in ...
Ashrafi Reza R Reza Ashrafi, Department of Cardiology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL Wales, United - - 2014
Disease registries, containing systematic records of cases, have for nearly 100 years been valuable in exploring and understanding various aspects of cardiology. This is particularly true for myocardial infarction, where such registries have provided both epidemiological and clinical information that was not readily available from randomised controlled trials in highly-selected ...
Strom Jordan B JB From the Department of Medicine (J.B.S.) and Division of Cardiology (J.H.W., R.W.Y.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (N.J.W.); and Department of Biostatistics, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO - - 2014
The growth of centers capable of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has outpaced population growth despite declining incidence of myocardial infarction and prevalence of coronary artery disease, potentially increasing the proportion of operators falling below minimal yearly volume standards set by professional societies. Electronic literature search of MEDLINE and the ...
Munir Muhammad S - - 2014
Studies suggest that the 9p21-3 locus may influence susceptibility to myocardial infarction. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess whether this locus is associated with severity of coronary atherosclerosis and adverse clinical outcomes in those with known coronary disease. Multiple electronic databases were searched from inception through August ...
Pereira Júnior Clodoval de Barros Cde B Chagas Disease Outpatient Clinic, Laboratory of Echocardiography, Pronto-Socorro Cardiológico de Pernambuco, Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, - - 2014
Diagnosis, prognosis and evaluation of death risk in Chagas cardiomyopathy still constitute a challenge due to the diversity of manifestations, which determine the importance of using echocardiography, tissue Doppler and biomarkers. To evaluate, within a systematic review, clinical and echocardiographic profiles of patients with chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy, which may be ...
Wang Yun-Fan - - 2014
Current expert consensus recommends the use of bare metal stent (BMS) for patients with an indication for oral anticoagulation (OAC) undergoing coronary stenting. The use of drug-eluting stents (DES) should be limited. However, there is a lack of evidence to support these recommendations. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the ...
Prieto M L ML Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Depression Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Psiquiatría, Santiago, - - 2014
To review the evidence on and estimate the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in bipolar disorder. A systematic search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and bibliographies (1946 - May, 2013) was conducted. Case-control and cohort studies of bipolar disorder patients age ...
Huang Fumei F Department of Cardiology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.. - - 2014
With the advances in the interventional field, the choice between coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents (PCI-DES) for the diabetic subset with left main (LM) and/or multivessel disease (MVD) remain consistently controversial. We conducted a systematical review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational ...
Ihdayhid Abdul R AR Cardiology Department, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, - - 2014
The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) has been used as a cardiac assist device in various clinical situations since 1968 on the basis of the physiological principles and observational data, with little randomized data until recently. Recently published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses have demonstrated acceptable safety for IABP but ...
Lipinski Michael J MJ MedStar Heart Institute, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network, Washington, District of - - 2014
Multiple studies have evaluated copeptin, a surrogate for arginine vasopressin, in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with mixed results. A systematic review and collaborative meta-analysis were performed for diagnosis of AMI and assessment of prognosis in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane CENTRAL, ...
Chai Qing Q Qing Chai, PhD, Department of Critical Medicine and Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan Province, - - 2014
During the on-pump coronary artery bypass grafts surgery, ischemia/reperfusion injury would happen. Ischemia preconditioning could increase the tolerance against subsequent ischemia and reduce the ischemia/reperfusion injury. However the clinical outcomes of the available trials were different. Methods : We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials on The Cochrane ...
Dong Sheng-Yong SY International Medical Center (S-YD, JS, QZ), Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China; Hangzhou Sanatorium of Nanjing Military District (M-SD), Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China; Health Care Department (XY), Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China; Health Management Center (Z-HC), The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, - - 2014
Very few studies have evaluated the potential of using B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) as surrogate markers to guide clinical interventional or conservative therapy decisions. AIM:: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the potential of using BNP and NT-proBNP as surrogate markers ...
Kwong Joey S W JS Institute of Vascular Medicine, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, S.H. Ho Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Centre, Heart Education And Research Training (HEART) Centre, and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong - - 2014
Biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) are innovative concepts in the era of percutaneous coronary intervention. We systematically reviewed the latest randomized evidence on the efficacy and safety of biodegradable polymer DES as compared to durable polymer DES. MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane database were searched in August 2013 for eligible ...
Uyei Jennifer J Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Sciences,Department of Population Health,New York University School of - - 2014
Objectives: The objectives of this systematic literature review were to identify all published literature on wearable defibrillators, assess the wearable defibrillator's efficacy and effectiveness in general and among specific patient groups, including post-myocardial infarction, post coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, and ischemic cardiomyopathy, and to ...
Bagnall Alan - - 2014
When patients with ischaemic heart disease are considered for revascularisation the Heart Team's aim is to choose a therapy that will provide complete relief of ischaemia for an acceptable procedural risk. Complete functional revascularisation of ischaemic myocardium is thus the goal and for this reason the presence of a chronic ...
Thavendiranathan Paaladinesh P Division of Cardiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada; Cardiac Conditions in Oncology Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, - - 2014
The literature exploring the utility of advanced echocardiographic techniques (such as deformation imaging) in the diagnosis and prognostication of patients receiving potentially cardiotoxic cancer therapy has involved relatively small trials in the research setting. In this systematic review of the current literature, we describe echocardiographic myocardial deformation parameters in 1504 ...
Sevilla Berrios Ronaldo A RA Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The prognostic implications of myocardial dysfunction in patients with sepsis and its association with mortality are controversial. Several tools have been proposed to evaluate cardiac function in these patients, but their usefulness beyond guiding therapy is unclear. We review the value of echocardiographic estimate of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ...
Altayyar Sultan - - 2014
Cardiogenic shock is the leading cause of death in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Despite significant advancements in health technology and research, hospital mortality approaches 50%. The intra-aortic balloon pump is a mechanical hemodynamic assist device that has been used for over 40 years in the management of patients with ...
Nielsen Lene H LH Department of Cardiology, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kabbeltoft 25, Vejle 7100, - - 2014
To systematically review and perform a meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy and post-test outcomes of conventional exercise electrocardiography (XECG) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) compared with coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA) in patients suspected of stable coronary artery disease (CAD). We systematically searched for studies published from January ...
Ungprasert Patompong P Department of Medicine, Faculty of medicine Siriraj hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the risk of coronary artery disease in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies that reported odds ratios, relative risks, hazard ratios, or standardized incidence ratios comparing the risk of coronary artery disease in patients with IIM versus non-IIM ...
Mostofsky Elizabeth E Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 375 Longwood Avenue, Room 423, Boston, MA 02215, - - 2014
Short-term psychological stress is associated with an immediate physiological response and may be associated with a transiently higher risk of cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to determine whether brief episodes of anger trigger the onset of acute myocardial infarction (MI), acute coronary syndromes (ACS), ischaemic and haemorrhagic ...
Dagres Nikolaos N Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
The use of currently available antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation is limited by their moderate efficacy and the considerable proarrhythmic risk. Ranolazine, an antianginal agent, has been reported to possess antiarrhythmic properties, resulting in a reduction of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. We performed a systematic review of the clinical studies ...
Noyes Adam M AM Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Medical School, Farmington, CT, - - 2014
We sought to determine the time required for lipid treatment to produce regression of atherosclerotic plaques. The cholesterol content of atherosclerotic plaques contributes to their instability, and most acute cardiac events including myocardial infarction and sudden death are produced by coronary plaque disruption. We systematically reviewed the literature on atherosclerosis ...
Ekeløf Sarah S Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730, Herlev, Denmark, - - 2014
Coronary reperfusion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been established as an essential therapy of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Although the coronary intervention is undoubtedly beneficial, reperfusion itself can induce processes resulting in additional myocardial damage-a phenomenon known as ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Oxidative stress is one of the major ...
Heslinga Sjoerd C SC Department of Rheumatology, Reade, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is associated with increased mortality largely due to cardiovascular disease. Diastolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction serves as a precursor to chronic heart failure and may cause morbidity and mortality. A systematic literature search was conducted to determine the prevalence of diastolic LV dysfunction in patients with AS. ...
Cramer Holger H Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, - - 2014
This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as an ancillary intervention for heart disease. Medline/PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, and IndMED were searched up to October 2013. Main outcome measures were mortality, nonfatal cardiac events, ...
Yetgin T T Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre Room Ee-2355, Erasmus MC, Dr. Molewaterplein 50-60, 3015 GE, Rotterdam, the - - 2014
Platelet inhibition is crucial in reducing both short- and long-term atherothrombotic risks in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Based on randomised trials, recent recommendations in the current guidelines include the endorsement of prasugrel as a first-choice adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitor. Yet, there is ...
Risseeuw F F Department of Cardiac Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650, Edegem, Belgium, - - 2014
The aim of this systematic review is to gain insight into the published experience on percutaneous closure of a post-infarction ventricular septal rupture (VSR). Relevant literature was obtained by MeSH-term searches in the online search-engine PubMed. Articles published in the last 10 years were included. Further filtering was done by using ...
Kang Si-Hyuck SH Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Hospital, 28 Yeongeon-Dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of biodegradable-polymer (BP) drug-eluting stents (DES), bare metal stents (BMS), and durable-polymer DES in patients undergoing coronary revascularization, we performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis using a Bayesian framework. Study stents included BMS, paclitaxel-eluting (PES), sirolimus-eluting (SES), ...
Tian Tao T Department of Cardiology, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 167, Beilishi Road, Beijing 100037, - - 2014
This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of intramyocardial bone marrow cell (BMC) transplant therapy for ischemic heart disease (IHD). The PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases through October 2013 were searched for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of intramyocardial BMCs to treat IHD. The primary endpoint was change in ...
Earley Amy - - 2014
Previous systematic reviews of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) used for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) concluded that ICDs are less effective in women and the elderly. To examine ICD effectiveness for primary prevention of SCD across subgroups by sex, age, New York Heart Association class, left ventricular ejection ...
Kubica Jacek J Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Bydgoszcz, - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To perform a systematic up-to-date review and critical discussion on potential clinical applications of cangrelor based on its pharmacologic properties and the main findings from randomized clinical studies. Methods: A database search (PubMed, CENTRAL and Google Scholar) by two independent investigators, including proceedings from scientific sessions of ACC, ...
Wang Wen-Wen WW 1] Department of Neurology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325027, China - - 2014
Acupuncture for stroke has been used in China for over 2,000 years and nowadays is increasingly practiced elsewhere in the world. However, previous studies had conflicting findings on the results of acupuncture. Here, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the current evidence for the effect of Baihui ...
Sorita Atsushi A Division of Preventive Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
To assess the association between off-hour (weekends and nights) presentation, door to balloon times, and mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Medline in-process and other non-indexed citations, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus through April 2013. Any study that evaluated the association between time of presentation ...
Ye Yicong Y Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, - - 2014
We performed a network meta-analysis to investigate the optimal antithrombotic regime by indirectly comparing new antithrombotic regimes (new P2Y12 inhibitors plus aspirin or novel oral anticoagulants on top of traditional dual antiplatelet therapy [DAPT]) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane ...
Zhang Dongfeng D Department of Cardiology, Capital Medical University affiliated Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Disease, Beijing, - - 2014
The best strategy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with multivessel disease (MVD), who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the acute phase, is not well established. Our goal was to conduct a meta-analysis comparing culprit vessel only percutaneous coronary intervention (culprit PCI) with multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention ...
Hertz Julian T JT Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of - - 2014
Trends in the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction in sub-Saharan Africa have not been well described, despite growing recognition of the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this systematic review was to describe the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction in sub-Saharan Africa. We ...
Li Xiang X Pharmaceutical Informatics Institute, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, - - 2014
Chinese medicine is a complex system guided by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theories, which has proven to be especially effective in treating chronic and complex diseases. However, the underlying modes of action (MOA) are not always systematically investigated. Herein, a systematic study was designed to elucidate the multi-compound, multi-target and ...
Dzudie Anastase A Douala General Hospital and Buea Faculty of Health Sciences, Douala, Cameroon Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South - - 2014
Left heart disease (LHD) is the main cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH), but little is known regarding the predictors of adverse outcome of PH associated with LHD (PH-LHD). We conducted a systematic review to investigate the predictors of hospitalisations for heart failure and mortality in patients with PH-LHD. Systematic review. ...
Rosa Gian Marco GM University of Genoa, San Martino Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Cardiology , Genoa , - - 2013
Introduction: Ivabradine is a new heart-rate-lowering drug; the aim of this review was to analyze its role in heart failure (HF). Areas covered: This systematic review on the role of ivabradine in HF is based on material searched and obtained through Pubmed and Medline up to September 2013. Expert opinion: ...
Dong-Mei X - - 2013
This overreview aimed to evaluate the methodological quality and reporting quality of the systematic reviews of Chinese herbal medicine. Electronic literature databases, including the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library two Chinese databases (China National Knowledge Internet and Wanfang database) from inception to November 2011 were searched. Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses of ...
Raskovalova Tatiana T University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, - - 2014
This systematic review aimed to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of combined cardiac troponin (cTn) and copeptin assessment in comparison to cTn alone for early rule-out of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Primary studies were eligible if they evaluated diagnostic accuracy for cTn with and without copeptin in patients with symptoms suggestive ...
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