Statin Therapy before Cardiac Surgery: Neutral or Detrimental Effects?

Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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We read with great interest the study by O'Donnell et  al,1 which investigated the risk factors of postoperative renal dysfunction after open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a large retrospective cohort.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine the association between preadmission statin use and 90-day mortality in critically ill patients and to investigate whether this association differed according to statin type and dose. We hypothesized that preadmission statin use was associated with lower 90-day mortality.Methods This retrospective cohort study analyzed the medical records of all adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a single tertiary academic hospital between January 2012 and December 2017. Data including preadmission statin use, statin subtype, and daily dosage were collected, and the associations between these ...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
nn J Abstract Because of new surgical techniques, advanced monitoring modalities and improvements in perioperative care, perioperative mortality and morbidity have been significantly reduced in the last decades; however, patients still suffer from high perioperative mortality and morbidity, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases. Not only perioperative myocardial infarction but also myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery, which presents without clinical symptoms, is associated with an adverse outcome. Patients at risk require particular interdisciplinary attention throughout the perioperat...
Source: Der Anaesthesist - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anaesthesist Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study suggests that a clinically efficacious cardiovascular Chinese herbal medicine (DLP) can be successfully repurposed to treat a lung disease in pulmonary fibrosis guided by TCM theory. Our comparative study between DLP and DHP demonstrated a critical requirement of suppressing both pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic pathways for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, supporting that a multi-component prescription capable of “removing both phlegm and blood stasis” will better achieve co-protection of heart and lung in PHD. Introduction Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic an...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Ahmed Mohamed Elhfnawy1*, Peter U. Heuschmann2, Mirko Pham3†, Jens Volkmann1† and Felix Fluri1,4 1Department of Neurology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany 2Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany 3Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany 4Department of Neurology, Kantonssptial St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland Background and Purpose: Internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS)≥70% is a leading cause of ischemic cerebrovascular event...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Shaun McMahon, Rachael L. BirdAbstractPatients undergoing major vascular surgery are high risk for myocardial infarction, renal failure, respiratory complications and death. Invasive procedures confer greater risk of complication, with patients undergoing open aortic surgery being at highest risk. Endovascular procedures are less invasive, yet not devoid of potentially serious complications. Reduction of myocardial oxygen demand is key: stabilizing cardiovascular parameters, maintaining normothermia, adequate volume re...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), is the most common and severe neuromuscular disease affecting skeletal and cardiac muscle. Here, we showed that simvastatin both reversed pre ‐existing cardiac dysfunction and prevented its development during long‐term treatment of dystrophic mice. Simvastatin also prevented the progression of dystrophic cardiac fibrosis. Together, these findings indicate that simvastatin markedly improves cardiac health and function in dystrophic mic e, and therefore may provide a novel approach for treating cardiomyopathy in DMD patients. AbstractDuchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), caused by absence ...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
A 73-year-old woman was referred for an elective aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis. She had preserved biventricular function, mild left ventricular hypertrophy, and no significant coronary artery disease. From her medical history, she had dyslipidemia treated with statins and idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) awaiting shunt placement (Figure 1, Figure 2). She was experiencing only mild iNPH-related symptoms, namely urinary incontinence, gait disturbances, and dementia, and she had been following up regularly with a neurologist.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We read with great interest the manuscript published by Oh et al [1] which intended to determine role of peri-operative statin therapy in reducing incidence of post-operative delirium (POD) after unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) under spinal anaesthesia. The authors found that continuous use of statins, specifically simvastatin and atorvastatin, during the peri-operative period, was associated with a decreased risk of developing POD after TKA under spinal anaesthesia. It was an interesting and novel study to evaluate a pharmacological intervention for prevention of POD after TKA, a complication which adversely affe...
Source: The Journal of Arthroplasty - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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