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Netherlands Heart Journal

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/32643073/two-patients-with-covid-19-and-a-fever-induced-brugada-like-electrocardiographic-pattern
#1
S W E van de Poll, C van der Werf
Febrile states may unmask certain Brugada syndrome patients and precipitate ventricular arrhythmias. Here we describe two patients with COVID-19 who developed a fever-induced type 1 Brugada electrocardiographic pattern. Both patients did not show any ventricular arrhythmias during admission. These and previously published cases suggest that the threshold to run an ECG should be low in febrile patients with suspected COVID-19, because these patients are potentially at risk for developing proarrhythmic complications...
July 8, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32643072/an-antiarrhythmic-approach-to-hydroxychloroquine-induced-qt-prolongation
#2
LETTER
E Yetkin, K Yalta, J Waltenberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32643071/cardiac-function-in-relation-to-myocardial-injury-in-hospitalised-patients-with-covid-19
#3
F M A van den Heuvel, J L Vos, Y Koop, A P J van Dijk, A L Duijnhouwer, Q de Mast, F L van de Veerdonk, F Bosch, B Kok, M G Netea, J Hoogerwerf, W Hoefsloot, E T T L Tjwa, C L de Korte, R R J van Kimmenade, R Nijveldt
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported on myocardial injury in patients with coronavirus infectious disease 19 (COVID-19) defined as elevated cardiac biomarkers. Whether elevated biomarkers truly represent myocardial dysfunction is not known. The aim of this study was to explore the incidence of ventricular dysfunction and assess its relationship with biomarker analyses. METHODS: This cross-sectional study ran from April 1 to May 12, 2020, and consisted of all consecutively admitted patients to the Radboud university medical centre nursing ward for COVID-19...
July 8, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32607704/an-international-survey-in-latin-america-on-the-practice-of-interventional-cardiology-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-with-a-particular-focus-on-myocardial-infarction
#4
J Mayol, C Artucio, I Batista, A Puentes, J Villegas, R Quizpe, V Rojas, J Mangione, J Belardi
INTRODUCTION: A reduction in the number of interventional cardiology procedures has emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey was performed to quantify this decrease and the impact on the management of myocardial infarction in Latin America. METHODS: A telematic survey was conducted for all countries in Latin America. Diagnostic catheterisations, coronary and structural interventions, as well as the incidence and delay to reperfusion therapy of myocardial infarction (STEMI), were recorded...
June 30, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32548800/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-at-the-end-of-life-future-perspectives-on-clinical-practice
#5
REVIEW
R Stoevelaar, A Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, R L van Bruchem-Visser, A G van Driel, R E Bhagwandien, D A M J Theuns, J A C Rietjens, A van der Heide
The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is effective in terminating life-threatening arrhythmias. However, in the last phase of life, ICD shocks may no longer be appropriate. Guidelines recommend timely discussion with the patient regarding deactivation of the shock function of the ICD. However, research shows that such conversations are scarce, and some patients experience avoidable and distressful shocks in the final days of life. Barriers such as physicians' lack of time, difficulties in finding the right time to discuss ICD deactivation, patients' reluctance to discuss the topic, and the fragmentation of care, which obscures responsibilities, prevent healthcare professionals from discussing this topic with the patient...
June 16, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32529555/evaluation-of-sex-differences-in-patients-with-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-an-observational-cohort-study-in-amsterdam-and-surrounding-region
#6
T Kerkman, L B G Ten Brinke, B Huybrechts, R Adams, G Amoroso, R J de Winter, Y Appelman
INTRODUCTION: Women with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) present with different symptoms compared to men. This can result in delays in diagnosis and in the timely treatment of women. The aim of this study is to examine these differences, including the short- and long-term mortality in women and men. METHODS: This quality registry study included all patients with STEMI who received primary percutaneous coronary intervention in 2015 or 2016 in Amsterdam and the surrounding region...
June 11, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32514936/organisation-of-care-for-patients-using-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#7
REVIEW
A J W Gulpen, J K van Dijk, N L Damen, H Ten Cate, S Schalla, A J Ten Cate-Hoek
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recommended by several scientific societies as first-line therapy for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, there is uncertainty regarding the organisation of anticoagulation care, with various caregivers being involved. Patients and caregivers are often confronted by uncertainty about the coordination of treatment. With the functional resonance analysis method we visualised the process of anticoagulation care in daily practice in the Maastricht region...
June 8, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32514935/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibition-in-covid-19-patients
#8
REVIEW
A A F de Vries
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II type‑1 receptor blockers (ARBs) are among the most widely prescribed drugs for the treatment of arterial hypertension, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. A number of studies, mainly in animals and not involving the lungs, have indicated that these drugs can increase expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). ACE2 is the cell entry receptor of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is currently battering the globe...
June 8, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32514934/pre-hospital-point-of-care-troponin-measurement-a-clinical-example-of-its-additional-value
#9
REVIEW
G W A Aarts, K van der Wulp, C Camaro
In the majority of patients with chest pain, an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can be ruled out. However, early recognition of an ACS is required in order to start treatment as soon as possible and reduce risks associated with myocardial ischaemia. Because of the lack of pre-hospital protocols to rule out an ACS, patients with a suspected ACS are transported to the emergency department, where the HEART score can be used to estimate the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Patients with a low HEART score have a low risk of MACE...
June 8, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32504340/infective-endocarditis-in-the-netherlands-current-epidemiological-profile-and-mortality-an-analysis-based-on-partial-esc-eorp-collected-data
#10
S El Kadi, D M F van den Buijs, T Meijers, M D Gilbers, S C A M Bekkers, J P van Melle, R K Riezebos, W L Blok, W Tanis, A R Wahadat, J W Roos-Hesselink, T I G van der Spoel, S A J Chamuleau, O Kamp
INTRODUCTION: Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with a high in-hospital and long term mortality. Although progress has been made in diagnostic approach and management of IE, morbidity and mortality of IE remain high. In the latest European guidelines, the importance of the multi-modality imaging in diagnosis and follow up of IE is emphasized. AIM: The aim was to provide information regarding mortality and adverse events of IE, to determine IE characteristics and to assess current use of imaging in the diagnostic workup of IE...
June 5, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32500434/psychological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-female-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
#11
V R Smaardijk, P M C Mommersteeg, W J Kop, D Adlam, A H E M Maas
AIMS: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is increasingly recognised as a cause of myocardial infarction, but psychological characteristics of patients with SCAD have not yet been extensively investigated. We assessed the prevalence of a broad range of psychological and clinical factors, and their inter-relationships in patients with a history of SCAD. Furthermore, we investigated whether specific clusters of patients with SCAD can be identified. METHODS: Participants were recruited between March and May 2019 from a Dutch SCAD database and completed online questionnaires...
June 4, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32495296/cardiac-telerehabilitation-as-an-alternative-to-centre-based-cardiac-rehabilitation
#12
REVIEW
R W M Brouwers, H J van Exel, J M C van Hal, H T Jorstad, E P de Kluiver, R A Kraaijenhagen, P M J C Kuijpers, M R van der Linde, R F Spee, M Sunamura, N H M K Uszko-Lencer, T Vromen, M E Wittekoek, H M C Kemps
Multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation (CR) reduces morbidity and mortality and increases quality of life in cardiac patients. However, CR utilisation rates are low, and targets for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease are not met in the majority of patients, indicating that secondary prevention programmes such as CR leave room for improvement. Cardiac telerehabilitation (CTR) may resolve several barriers that impede CR utilisation and sustainability of its effects. In CTR, one or more modules of CR are delivered outside the environment of the hospital or CR centre, using monitoring devices and remote communication with patients...
June 3, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32495295/non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-netherlands-room-for-improvement
#13
P Ten Have, A D Hilt, H Paalvast, D C Eindhoven, M J Schalij, S L M A Beeres
AIM: To analyse non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) care in the Netherlands and to identify modifiable factors to improve NSTEMI healthcare. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study analysed hospital and pharmacy claims data of all NSTEMI patients in the Netherlands in 2015. The effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during hospitalisation on 1‑year mortality was investigated in the subcohort alive 4 days after NSTEMI. The effect of medical treatment on 1‑year mortality was assessed in the subcohort alive 30 days after NSTEMI...
June 3, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32430655/differences-in-guideline-recommended-heart-failure-medication-between-dutch-heart-failure-clinics-an-analysis-of-the-check-hf-registry
#14
G C M Linssen, J F Veenis, H P Brunner-La Rocca, P E J van Pol, D J M Engelen, R M van Tooren, H J J Koornstra-Wortel, A W Hoes, J J Brugts
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is associated with poor prognosis, high morbidity and mortality. The prognosis can be optimised by guideline adherence, which also can be used as a benchmark of quality of care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in use of HF medication between Dutch HF clinics. METHODS: The current analysis was part of a cross-sectional registry of 10,910 chronic HF patients at 34 Dutch outpatient clinics in the period of 2013 until 2016 (CHECK-HF), and focused on the differences in prescription rates between the participating clinics in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
May 19, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32430654/improvement-in-quality-of-life-and-angina-pectoris-1-year-follow-up-of-patients-with-refractory-angina-pectoris-and-spinal-cord-stimulation
#15
F E Vervaat, A van der Gaag, H van Suijlekom, C J Botman, K Teeuwen, I Wijnbergen
AIMS: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a treatment for patients with refractory angina pectoris (RAP) who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy and without revascularisation options. Previous studies have shown that SCS improves the quality of life in this patient group and reduces the severity of the angina pectoris. The aim of this prospective, single-arm observational study is to show this effect in a single-centre cohort using a multidisciplinary team approach to the selection process, with a follow-up period of 1 year...
May 19, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32394370/an-unwanted-intruder
#16
F F Gonçalves, L F Seca, J I Moreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32394369/an-unwanted-intruder
#17
F F Gonçalves, L F Seca, J I Moreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32394368/a-rare-mechanism-of-ectopy
#18
D Wesselius, J Constandse, A D Hauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32394367/a-rare-mechanism-of-ectopy
#19
D Wesselius, J Constandse, A D Hauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32394366/complex-clinical-scenarios-with-the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-multidisciplinary-expert-advisory-board
#20
REVIEW
B A Mulder, J Ten Berg, H Ten Cate, N van Es, M E W Hemels, L J Kappelle, H B Bearda Bakker, G J de Borst, D J Drenth, G J Geersing, M Rienstra
The risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and the risk of stroke both increase with advancing age. As such, many individuals have, or will develop, an indication for oral anticoagulation to reduce the risk of stroke. Currently, a large number of anticoagulants are available, including vitamin K antagonists, direct thrombin or factor Xa inhibitors (the last two also referred to as direct oral anticoagulants or DOACs), and different dosages are available. Of the DOACs, rivaroxaban can be obtained in the most different doses: 2...
May 11, 2020: Netherlands Heart Journal
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