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https://read.qxmd.com/read/31092549/electrocardiographic-landmarks-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmia-origins
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REVIEW
Stylianos Tzeis, Dimitrios Asvestas, Siew Yen Ho, Panos Vardas
Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias occur in the absence of underlying structural heart disease and less commonly in the presence of coexistent, but mechanistically unrelated, myocardial scar. These arrhythmias originate from several anatomical sites in both ventricles, with a predilection in outflow tract structures. The 12-lead surface ECG is the initial mapping tool, which is widely used to identify their origin. Specific features can predict the site of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias, thus differentiating right from left ventricular, as well as endocardial from epicardial origins...
May 15, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31092548/low-systemic-arterial-compliance-is-associated-with-increased-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-aortic-valve-stenosis
#2
Edda Bahlmann, Dana Cramariuc, Sahrai Saeed, John B Chambers, Christoph A Nienaber, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Eva Gerdts
OBJECTIVE: Lower systemic arterial compliance (SAC) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertension, but this has not been assessed in a prospective study in aortic valve stenosis (AS). METHODS: Data from 1641 patients (38% women) with initially asymptomatic mild-moderate AS enrolled in the Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis study was used. Median follow-up was 4.3 years. SAC was assessed from Doppler stroke volume index to central pulse pressure ratio and considered low if ≤0...
May 15, 2019: Heart
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31092547/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-at-veterans-affairs-hospitals
#3
Javier Alfonso Valle, Kevin Josey, Andrew F Prouse, Jeffrey Zimmet, Stephen W Waldo
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend that patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) receive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) early in hospitalisations. However, observational studies suggest that this rarely occurs. We evaluated site-specific variation and clinical outcomes associated with early DAPT among patients undergoing angiography for NSTEACS. METHODS: In this observational analysis, we identified patients undergoing angiography for NSTEACS in Veterans Affairs hospitals from 2008 to 2016 and assessed characteristics and site variation associated with early DAPT (administration <24 hours of admission)...
May 15, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31092546/characteristics-and-treatment-strategies-for-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation
#4
Brenden S Ingraham, Sorin V Pislaru, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Rick A Nishimura, John M Stulak, Joseph A Dearani, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify characteristics, spectrum of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) severity and treatment patterns in patients considered for intervention of severe TR at a tertiary centre. The population being considered for TR intervention is currently not well defined and the role of transcatheter interventions is unclear. METHODS: The study involved 87 patients with severe TR considered for intervention from 1 March 2016 to 12 November 2018 at Mayo Clinic...
May 15, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31055501/ischaemic-and-bleeding-risk-assessment-after-myocardial-infarction-combination-is-the-key
#5
EDITORIAL
Arthur Darmon, Gregory Ducrocq
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31055500/blood-pressure-management-in-the-elderly-the-need-for-more-randomised-evidence
#6
EDITORIAL
Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes, Kazem Rahimi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31055499/combined-association-of-key-risk-factors-on-ischaemic-outcomes-and-bleeding-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
#7
Daniel Lindholm, Giovanna Sarno, David Erlinge, Bodil Svennblad, Lars Pål Hasvold, Magnus Janzon, Tomas Jernberg, Stefan K James
OBJECTIVE: In patients with myocardial infarction (MI), risk factors for bleeding and ischaemic events tend to overlap, but the combined effects of these factors have scarcely been studied in contemporary real-world settings. We aimed to assess the combined associations of established risk factors using nationwide registries. METHODS: Using the Swedish Web-system for Enhancement and Development of Evidence-based care in Heart disease Evaluated According to Recommended Therapies registry, patients with invasively managed MI in 2006-2014 were included...
May 4, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31055498/age-specific-associations-between-systolic-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-mortality
#8
Mi-Hyang Jung, Sang-Wook Yi, Sang Joon An, Jee-Jeon Yi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify the following in all age groups among individuals without known hypertension and CVD: (1) Whether a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 130-139 mm Hg elevates cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. (2) Whether SBP shows a linear association with cause-specific CVD mortality. METHODS: We used the Korean National Health Insurance sample data (n=429 220). Participants were categorised into three groups by age (40-59 years, 60-69 years and 70-80 years)...
May 4, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31055497/serum-long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-hair-mercury-and-exercise-induced-myocardial-ischaemia-in-men
#9
Behnam Tajik, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Sudhir Kurl, Jukka Salonen, Jyrki K Virtanen
OBJECTIVE: Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) from fish have been inversely associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. Fish may also contain methylmercury, which has been associated with higher CHD risk and may diminish the cardioprotective effect of long-chain omega-3 PUFA. We investigated the associations of serum long-chain omega-3 PUFA and hair mercury with the odds for myocardial ischaemia during exercise. METHODS: A total of 2199 men from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, aged 42-60 years were studied in 1984-89...
May 4, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31053610/pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-a-subaortic-right-ventricle-prevalence-impact-and-management
#10
Alexander Van De Bruaene, Norihisa Toh, Edward J Hickey, Lee Benson, Eric Horlick, John T Granton, William G Williams, S Lucy Roche
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine the prevalence, predictors, prognostic relevance and evolution of pulmonary hypertension (PH) (mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mm Hg) in adult patients with a subaortic right ventricle (RV) in a biventricular circulation (2V-RV). METHODS: We analysed retrospective data from patients with 2V-RV undergoing cardiac catheterisation in our centre between 2000 and 2018. Echocardiographic assessment of subpulmonary ventricular pressures (left ventricular systolic pressure (LVSP)), age and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) were assessed as PH screening tools...
May 3, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31040172/an-asymptomatic-teenager-clears-preparticipation-evaluation-when-enough-is-enough
#11
Haroldo Aleixo, Marconi Gomes da Silva, Eduardo Back Sternick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 30, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31040171/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-indications-technique-and-contemporary-outcomes
#12
Jason Ali, Alain Vuylsteke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 30, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31040170/atrial-fibrillation-type-and-renal-dysfunction-as-important-predictors-of-left-atrial-thrombus
#13
Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, Monika Budnik, Monika Gawałko, Michał Peller, Iwona Gorczyca, Anna Michalska, Aldona Babiarz, Aleksandra Bodys, Robert Uliński, Maciej Żochowski, Piotr Scisło, Janusz Kochanowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify predictors of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and to enhance the prognostic value of the CHA2 DS2 -VASc score. METHODS: Derivation cohort included 1033 consecutive AF patients referred for catheter ablation or direct current cardioversion, in whom transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) was performed prior to the procedure. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify predictors of LAA thrombus on TOE...
April 30, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31018955/incidence-and-outcomes-of-unstable-angina-compared-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#14
Christian Puelacher, Mathias Gugala, Philip D Adamson, Anoop Shah, Andrew R Chapman, Atul Anand, Zaid Sabti, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Raphael Twerenbold, Karin Wildi, Patrick Badertscher, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Samyut Shrestha, Lorraine Sazgary, Deborah Mueller, Lukas Schumacher, Nikola Kozhuharov, Dayana Flores, Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, Oscar Miro, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Beata Morawiec, Gregor Fahrni, Stefan Osswald, Tobias Reichlin, Nicholas L Mills, Christian Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Assess the relative incidence and compare characteristics and outcome of unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). DESIGN: Two independent prospective multicentre diagnostic studies (Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndromes Evaluation [APACE] and High-Sensitivity Troponin in the Evaluation of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome [High-STEACS]) enrolling patients with acute chest discomfort presenting to the emergency department...
April 24, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31018954/very-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-right-ventricular-apical-pacing-for-sick-sinus-syndrome
#15
Kosuke Nakasuka, Kohei Ishibashi, Ayako Kamijima, Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Yuko Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Nobuyuki Ohte, Kengo Kusano
OBJECTIVE: The impact of right ventricular (RV) apical pacing on very long-term cardiac prognosis is little known. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the relationship between RV apical pacing and cardiovascular events (CEs) in patients with sick sinus syndrome (SSS) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >35%. METHODS: Total of 532 consecutive pacemaker recipients with SSS and LVEF >35% were divided into two groups according to the mean cumulative per cent RV apical ventricular pacing (mean %VP) (<50%; non-VP group vs ≥50%; VP group) and occurrence of CE was compared using Kaplan-Meier analysis between two groups...
April 24, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31018953/computed-tomographic-coronary-angiography-in-risk-stratification-prior-to-non-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Anoop N Koshy, Francis Jonathan Ha, Paul J Gow, Hui-Chen Han, F M Amirul-Islam, Han S Lim, Andrew W Teh, Omar Farouque
OBJECTIVES: Utility of CT coronary angiography (CTA) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring in risk stratification prior to non-cardiac surgery is unclear. Although current guidelines recommend stress testing in intermediate-high risk individuals, over one-third of perioperative major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) occur in patients with a negative study. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the value of CTA and CAC score in preoperative risk prognostication prior to non-cardiac surgery...
April 24, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30995990/left-ventricular-geometry-and-risk-of-incident-hypertension
#17
Sung Keun Park, Ju Young Jung, Jeong Gyu Kang, Pil-Wook Chung, Chang-Mo Oh
OBJECTIVE: Left ventricular (LV) geometry change is an independent predictor for cardiovascular disease. However, data are equivocal on the association of echocardiographic parameters of LV geometry with incident hypertension. Thus, we were to investigate the risk of hypertension according to the baseline echocardiographic parameters of LV geometry. METHODS: Study participants were 12 562 Koreans without hypertension who received echocardiography as an item of health check-up...
April 17, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30988003/sub-optimal-cholesterol-response-to-initiation-of-statins-and-future-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
#18
Ralph Kwame Akyea, Joe Kai, Nadeem Qureshi, Barbara Iyen, Stephen F Weng
OBJECTIVE: To assess low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) response in patients after initiation of statins, and future risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Prospective cohort study of 165 411 primary care patients, from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, who were free of CVD before statin initiation, and had at least one pre-treatment LDL-C within 12 months before, and one post-treatment LDL-C within 24 months after, statin initiation...
April 15, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30988002/statin-dose-in-primary-prevention-aim-for-the-target
#19
EDITORIAL
Márcio S Bittencourt, Fernando H Y Cesena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30971406/informing-on-individual-cardiovascular-risk-from-wishful-thinking-to-hard-facts
#20
EDITORIAL
Nicolas Danchin, Khadija Lahlou-Laforet, Cédric Lemogne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2019: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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