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Nguyen Si Van SV Department of Internal Medicine II, University of Yamanashi - - 2014
Background:After acute coronary syndrome (ACS), there is a high risk of recurrent cardiovascular events. Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins influence residual cardiovascular risk in patients taking statin. This study examined the predictive value of remnant lipoprotein level for secondary cardiovascular events in patients treated with statins after ACS.Methods and Results:A total of 190 patients treated ...
Montserrat Sílvia S Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS(1), University of Barcelona, - - 2014
Predictors of second radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) success are not well known. Surgical ablation is accepted for failed first RFCA but second-RFCA has less complications. Evaluate left atrial (LA) size and function as potential predictors of second-RFCA for atrial fibrillation (AF). Thirty-three healthy volunteers (group I) and 83 patients with ...
Girolami Antonio A Department of Medicine, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy - - 2014
To investigate the occurrence of myocardial infarction or other acute coronary syndromes in rare congenital bleeding disorders. All patients with factor I (FI), factor II (FII), factor V (FV), factor VII (FVII), factor X (FX), factor XI (FXI), or factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency or abnormality reported to have presented a ...
Kimura Yuichi Y Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, 860-8556, - - 2014
Thrombospondin-2 (TSP-2) is highly expressed in hypertensive heart. Interstitial fibrosis is frequently observed in hypertensive heart, and it is a characteristic feature of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We tested here the hypothesis that high TSP-2 serum levels reflect disease severity and can predict poor prognosis of patients ...
Liu Nan - - 2014
The key aim of triage in chest pain patients is to identify those with high risk of adverse cardiac events as they require intensive monitoring and early intervention. In this study, we aim to discover the most relevant variables for risk prediction of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) using clinical ...
Frizell Alison W AW Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, - - 2014
Patients with occult, undiagnosed cardiac myxomas (CM) often present with acute complications that mimic other, more common, conditions. We describe two recently encountered patients who classically demonstrate this phenomenon and report the results of an integrative review of CM cases to define the characteristics of such patients. A comprehensive 20-year ...
Vidart Josi J Thyroid Unit, Endocrine Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, - - 2014
Context: The acute phase of the non-thyroidal syndrome (NTIS) is characterized by low triiodothyronine (T3) and high reverse T3 (rT3) levels, affecting up to 75% of critically ill patients. Oxidative stress has been implicated as a causative factor of the disturbed peripheral thyroid hormone metabolism. Objective: To investigate whether N-acetylcysteine ...
Rangel Inês I Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto, Portugal; Faculty of Medicine of Porto University, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prognostic value of myocardium deformation measurements in chronic heart failure (CHF) is still poorly addressed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) with clinical and prognostic indicators in patients with CHF and systolic dysfunction. Ambulatory patients with CHF ...
Jaguszewski Milosz M Department of Cardiology, University Heart Center, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
With increasing life expectancy in the western world, the aging population will compose a significant portion of the demographic. Notably, cardiovascular disease is particularly prevalent in the elderly population. The aim of the present study is to investigate the outcomes of octogenarians referred for urgent coronary angiography in the setting ...
Esponda Omar L OL Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Dr Ramón Ruiz Arnau, Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamón, PR, - - 2014
Recent studies suggest that the soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-like transcript 1 (sTLT-1) facilitate atherothrombosis. Therefore, we evaluated sTLT-1 as a functional measure of atherothrombosis in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Levels of sTLT-1 were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay on plasma from patients with potential ACS and compared ...
García-Paredes Teresa T Coronary Care Unit, Hospital Carlos Haya, Málaga, - - 2014
Prognostic systems are complex. So it is necessary to find tools, which are easy to use and have good calibration and discrimination. The objective of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of Killip, Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI), and age to develop a new prognostic scale for patients with ...
Graham Colin A CA Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chest pain is a common complaint among emergency department (ED) patients. The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) and front door TIMI (FDTIMI) scores are used to risk stratify chest pain patients in many Western countries; they have not been validated in patients with undifferentiated chest pain in Asia. Our objective ...
Perl Leor L aDepartment of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva bSackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
Recent literature shows a greater risk for adverse clinical outcomes following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events in women undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), especially in young and diabetic patients. We aimed to assess the impact of sex on clinical results following ACS. From our database of all-comer PCI patients, ...
Chmelikova Monika M Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between selected symptoms of chronic heart failure (myocardial infarction, plasma cholesterol level) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the FAAH and CNR1 genes. A case - control study involving 155 patients with chronic heart failure and 169 age- and sex-matched ...
Luijendijk Paul P Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands, Utrecht, The - - 2014
Adult post-coarctectomy patients (CoA) demonstrate increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a marker for atherosclerosis, is increased in CoA. The aim was to evaluate the predictive value of CIMT for cardiovascular events. Consecutive CoA patients were prospectively studied during 10.1±0.7years follow-up. At baseline and follow-up echocardiography, ...
Mayyas Fadia F Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Inflammatory, pro-thrombotic and structural factors contribute to the etiology of CAD. This study sought to determine the relationship of plasma endothelin-1 (pET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, mitogen and modulator of cardiac inflammation, to clinical characteristics and outcomes of CAD patients. ...
Lee Ying-Hsiang YH Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Cardiovascular Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
The objective of the present study was to investigate the relation of ventricular premature complex (VPC) burden, origin, and electrocardiographic characteristics with left ventricular function and survival. Of 1,589 study patients, 388 (25%), 610 (38%), and 591 (37%) had low (<1,000/24 hours), moderate (1,000 to 10,000/24 hours), and high (>10,000/24 hours) VPC burden, ...
Aagaard Philip P Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New - - 2014
Early repolarization associated with sudden cardiac death is based on the presence of >1-mm J-point elevations in inferior and/or lateral leads with horizontal and/or downsloping ST segments. Automated electrocardiographic readings of early repolarization (AER) obtained in clinical practice, in contrast, are defined by ST-segment elevation in addition to J-point elevation. ...
Boothroyd Lucy J LJ Cardiology Evaluation Unit, Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
In a systematic province-wide evaluation of care and outcomes of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), we sought to examine whether a previously documented association between ambulance use and outcome remains after control for clinical risk factors. All 82 acute care hospitals in Quebec (Canada) that treated at least 30 acute ...
Huang Bi B State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Emergency and Critical Care Center, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of - - 2014
Current risk scores of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) need sophisticated algorithm and were limited for bedside use. Our study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of admission shock index (SI) for predicting the short-term outcomes in patients with STEMI. Included were 7,187 consecutive patients with STEMI. The admission SI was ...
Huang Shao-Sung SS Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Healthcare and Management Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
The Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score have been validated as predictors of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study was undertaken to determine whether the CHADS2 score had good accuracy for predicting clinical ...
Kristiansen Jeppe Maagaard JM Kardiologisk Afdeling, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Hobrovej 18-22, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark. - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of death, cardiovascular events and the use of later non-scheduled imaging for coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients suspected for CAD and discharged without a need for further examination or treatment from an outpatient clinic following coronary computed tomography angiography ...
Wang Dee Dee DD 1 Henry Ford Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, MI, USA ; 2 Cardiovascular Physicians of North Atlanta, Roswell, - - 2014
Conflicting evidence remains regarding the value of fragmented QRS (fQRS) on surface electrocardiogram (EKG). We present the 5-year outcome of patients with fQRS on EKG and its correlation to SPECT and coronary angiography (CA). We retrospectively studied EKG's in 248 consecutive patients undergoing SPECT and CA with known or suspected ...
Shipra Post Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, Subharti Medical College, Swami Vivakan and Subharti University , Meerut, India - - 2014
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994, first time reported a significant, positive association in iron storage and heart disease risk. Thereafter several researchers have found an association between iron overload, serum ferritin (SF) and MI. No such Indian study was available in the literature and so we ...
Rousan Talla A TA Section of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, - - 2014
Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have worse outcomes versus those without DM. Comparative contemporary data in patients presenting with AMI with insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus (IRDM), noninsulin-requiring diabetes mellitus (NIRDM), and newly identified DM (hemoglobin A1C level >6.5%) versus patients without DM are limited. This ...
Kim Jae Hee JH Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, - - 2014
The pattern and prognostic impact of "early" acute kidney injury (AKI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction have not been well established. From November 2005 to November 2011, 971 post-myocardial infarction patients who underwent primary PCI were analyzed. Early AKI was defined using ...
Abbasi Siddique A SA Department of Medicine, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Radiology, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and inducible ischemia on regadenoson cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) performed at 3.0 T. Regadenoson stress CMR MPI is increasingly used to assess patients with suspected ischemia; however, its value in ...
Taniguchi Tomohiko T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto University, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, - - 2014
The influence of preinfarction angina pectoris (AP) on long-term clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains controversial. In 5,429 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) enrolled in the Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto AMI Registry, the present ...
Azzalini Lorenzo L Interventional Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, - - 2014
We aimed to describe the impact of the vascular access used when patients are treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and to assess whether this translates into differences in angiographic outcomes. Patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction who underwent PPCI were divided into 3 groups: successful radial access (RA), successful ...
McAlister Finlay A FA Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Patient Health Outcomes Research and Clinical Effectiveness Unit, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Achievement of target low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels for secondary prevention is endorsed in Canadian guidelines but has been de-emphasized in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association coronary artery disease (CAD) guidelines in favor of initiation of statins or triple therapy (antiplatelet agent, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin II receptor ...
Ghadri Jelena R - - 2014
As coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has emerged as a non-invasive alternative for evaluation of coronary anatomy with a lower referral threshold than invasive coronary angiography (ICA), the prevalence of coronary anomalies in CCTA may more closely reflect the true prevalence in the general population. Morphological features of coronary anomalies ...
Jones William Schuyler WS Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Electronic address: - - 2014
In the TRACER trial, vorapaxar, a protease-activated receptor-1 antagonist, plus standard care in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS) patients did not significantly reduce the primary composite end point but reduced a key secondary end point and significantly increased bleeding. History of peripheral artery disease (PAD) was a risk-enrichment ...
Negrusz-Kawecka Marta M Department and Clinic of Cardiology, Wroclaw Medical University, - - 2014
Cystatin C is a novel marker used in the diagnosis of preclinical chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to assess the role of cystatin C in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. The study involved 63 patients of a mean age of 62.7 ± 9.5 years. The population was divided into two ...
Davis Melinda B MB Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Elevated cardiac troponin I (cTnI) occurs in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as well as various scenarios not associated with ACS. Simple clinical criteria can reliably exclude ACS among hospitalized patients with elevated cTnI. Records for patients hospitalized from January to April 2011 with elevated cTnI (>0.29 ng/dL) and an available ...
Shaikh Muhammad Kashif - - 2014
To validate the global registry of acute coronary event (grace) risk score in a Pakistani population at Tabba Heart Institute Karachi in patients with non ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) and Unstable Angina (UA). In this prospective Observational registry study, 530 adults hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction ...
Vakili Hossein H Associate Professor, Department of Interventional Cardiology AND Cardiovascular Research Center, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The primary objective of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is not only to restore the blood flow in the infarct-related artery, but also to save the patients' quality and duration of their life. Since left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is a ...
Fokkema Marieke L ML Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the - - 2014
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have been investigated in small studies in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents did not show a clear effect on left ventricular function or clinical outcome, but some studies suggested an increased risk of thromboembolic events. A systematic literature ...
Song Pil Sang PS Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Republic of - - 2014
We sought to assess the effect of the aldosterone receptor blocker, spironolactone, on 1-year clinical outcomes in all-comers with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. A total of 10,309 AMI patients were recruited between November 2005 and April 2008 from a nationwide AMI registry in Korea. Patients were ...
Ofstad Anne Pernille AP Department of Medical Research, Bærum Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are prone to develop preclinical myocardial dysfunction, but no single strategy to prevent progression to heart failure has been established. We aimed to assess whether intensified global cardiovascular (CV) risk factor control would improve left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function as compared with ...
Kamiński Karol A KA Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a severe complication of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is considered important mechanical therapy for acute CS. We aimed to analyze the natural history and possible prognostic factors in patients with CS complicating ACS. All 126 patients (mean age 65.8±12.5 years), who were ...
Farman Muhammad Tariq - - 2014
To determine the safety and efficacy of selective thrombus aspiration during Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). This observational prospective study was conducted in the catheterization laboratory of a tertiary care cardiovascular centre. A total of 150 consecutive patients who underwent primary PCI were enrolled. Aspiration was done only when thrombus ...
Shuaib Waqas W Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA, - - 2014
A broad spectrum of congenital coronary anomalies may be discovered on imaging and sometimes in the emergency setting on computed tomography (CT). Most coronary artery anomalies are of academic interest; however, a minority can cause morbidity and mortality and symptoms such as angina, myocardial infarction, or arrhythmias. These anomalies are ...
Mirmohammadi Seyyed Jalil SJ Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2014
The evaluation of the ability for return to work among patients after myocardial infarction (MI) is subject to controversy. Understanding various factors, which may affect return to work process, will help in promoting effective communication between physicians and patients. Return to work is dependent on such factors as patients' functional ...
Kırbaş Ozgür O Clinic of Cardiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara-Turkey. - - 2014
Mean platelet volume (MPV), one of the indices of platelet reactivity has been shown to be related to impaired angiographic reperfusion in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated with primary angioplasty or thrombolytics. However data regarding MPV and its association with ST-segment resolution; an indicator of epicardial and tissue ...
Ertürk Mehmet M Clinic of Cardiology, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul-Turkey. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess subclinical left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction novel load-independent isovolumic myocardial acceleration (IVA) derived from tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in patient with metabolic syndrome (MetS). This study had an observational case-control design. The study included 133 subjects which were divided into ...
Brown Kevin A KA Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS), Montréal, Québec, - - 2014
Many patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) do not receive reperfusion therapy and are known to have poorer outcomes. We aimed to perform the first population-level, integrated analysis of clinical, ECG and hospital characteristics associated with non-receipt of reperfusion therapy in patients with STEMI. This systematic evaluation of STEMI care ...
Sadowski Marcin - - 2014
To assess prognosis in men and women with myocardial infarction (MI) complicated with cardiogenic shock (CS) due to critical stenosis of the unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA). A total of 643 (females 28.6%, males 71.4%) consecutive patients with critical ULMCA stenosis and acute MI were included. Data were obtained ...
Esteban Marcos R MR Servicio de - - 2014
To describe the characteristics of patients ≤40 years of age hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome, analyze the risk factors and identify the variables associated with prognosis. Case series of patients admitted between 2003 and 2012 inclusive in a tertiary hospital (123 consecutive cases admitted between 2003 and 2012), and case-control ...
Chua Horng-Ruey HR 0000-0003-1379-0585 Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3084, Australia ; Division of Nephrology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore - - 2014
The impact of isoosmolar versus low-osmolar contrast media (CM) administration on contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and extended renal dysfunction (ERD) is unclear. We retrospectively examined incidences of CI-AKI and ERD in patients who received iodixanol (isoosmolar) versus iohexol (low-osmolar) during angiography for cardiac indications. Of 713 patients, 560 (cohort ...
Wang Feng F The Institute of Hypertension and Department of Internal Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republic of - - 2014
The dysregulated expressions of circulating miRNAs have been detected in various cardiovascular diseases. In our previous experiments, the altered expressions of circulating miRNA-21-5p, miRNA-361-5p and miRNA-519e-5p were confirmed in patients with coronary atherosclerosis by miRNA microarrays. However, the expression levels of these circulating miRNAs in the early phase of acute ...
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