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Heart failure (HF) is a common cause of hospitalization and death in older adults. The prognosis of patients with HF remains unfavorable despite recent developments in medical treatment. Management of risk factors is a first-line strategy to improve the prognosis. Well-established risk factors for HF include hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and obesity. Since the prevalence of overweight has increased over the last decades, the role of obesity is the focus of intense research. Body mass index (BMI) is one of the most commonly-used practical parameters for obesity.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Quintos A, Naranjo M, Kelly C, Quan SF, Sharma S Abstract PURPOSE: The HoSMed Database recently demonstrated a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in hospitalized obese patients. Based on a long-term follow-up, this study showed an improved survival among patients who were adherent with the therapy. In this post-hoc analysis we explore the characteristics, associations, and mortality outcome of OSA in the African American (AA) population. METHODS: These subset analyses included obese AA patients screened in the hospital as high-risk for OSA. Stepwise logistic regression analysis was used t...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Durukan AB, Gurbuz HA PMID: 30310401 [PubMed]
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Amedro P, Guillaumont S, Bredy C, Matecki S, Gavotto A Abstract Nearly four decades ago, the World Health Organization stated that functional capacity explorations best reflected the impact of a chronic disease on quality of life. Today, cardio-pulmonary exercise test (CPET) is recommended in the follow-up of patients with congenital heart diseases (CHDs). Indeed, the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) and the ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2 slope) correlate with both the prognosis and the quality of life in this population. Atrial septal defects (ASDs) represent the second most frequent CHD and are usually co...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Ferreira-Santos D, Pereira Rodrigues P Abstract The varied phenotypes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) poses critical challenges, resulting in missed or delayed diagnosis. In this work, we applied k-modes, aiming to identify groups of OSA patients, based on demographic, physical examination, clinical history, and comorbidities characterization variables (n = 41) collected from 318 patients. Missing values were imputed with k-nearest neighbours (k-NN) and chi-square test was held. Thirteen variables were inserted in cluster analysis, resulting in three clusters. Cluster 1 were middle-aged men, while Cluster...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in humans, affecting more than 33 million people globally. Its association with complex, resource intensive medical conditions such as stroke, heart failure and dementia have had profound impacts across existing health care structures. The global prevalence of AF has enjoyed significant growth despite significant improvement in our armamentarium for arrhythmia treatment.Recent FindingsEfforts aimed at curtailing the incidence, prevalence, or progression of AF have prompted re-evaluation of traditional frameworks for understand...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2018Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): Myriam Amsallem, Olaf Mercier, Yukari Kobayashi, Kegan Moneghetti, Francois HaddadAbstractIn the last decade, there has been renewed interest in the study of the right ventricle. It is now well established that right ventricular function is a strong predictor of mortality, not only in heart failure but also in pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, and cardiothoracic surgery. The right ventricle is part of a cardiopulmonary unit with connections to the pulmonary circulation, venous return, atria, and left ventricle. In this c...
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Immigrants had a lower overall risk using MetS and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association equation than has been found using these tools in similarly aged samples. The opposite was true for the FRS. The discrepancy between the proportion at risk and those being treated may reflect healthcare access gaps that warrant further investigation. A more holistic approach to risk measurement is needed that accounts for determinants of health that disproportionately affect immigrants, including language and socioeconomic status.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
The long-term effects of chronic blood exchange transfusions (BETs) on pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension complicating sickle cell disease (SCD) are unknown. 13 homozygous SS SCD patients suffering from pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension and treated by chronic BETs were evaluated retrospectively. Assessments included haemodynamics, New York Heart Association Functional Class (NYHA FC), 6-min walk distance (6MWD) and blood tests. Before initiating BETs, all patients were NYHA FC III or IV, median (range) 6MWD was 223 (0–501) m and median (range) pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) was 3.7 (2–12.5)&...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Pulmonary hypertension Source Type: research
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