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Authors: Mustafa ER, Tudoraşcu DR, Giucă A, Toader DM, Foarfă MC, Puiu I, Istrate-Ofiţeru AM Abstract A 46-year-old female diagnosed several years ago with arterial hypertension and an ischemic stroke with significant recovery was admitted for dyspnea on usual physical activity and fatigue. Physical examination revealed signs of heart failure with crackles on both lung bases, distented jugular veins, accentuated pulmonic valve closure (P2) and tricuspid regurgitation murmur. Echocardiography identified a large tumor in the left atrium, suggestive of atrial myxoma, which caused a severe functional mitral stenosi...
The Viborg Vascular (VIVA) randomised controlled trial described a population screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and hypertension, and provided subsequent lifestyle advice and recommendations for medical and interventional treatment in men aged 65 –74 years.1 Some 50,156 men participated in VIVA, and a significant reduction in all cause mortality was found from 10.8% in the control group to 10.2% in the intervention group after a mean follow up of 4.4 years.
We sincerely thank Dr. Kawada for his interest in our study titled ‘Incident stroke among Ghanaians with hypertension and diabetes: a multicenter, prospective study’. The aim of our study  was to assess the rates and determinants of incident stroke among a prospective, hospital-based Ghanaian cohort with hypertension and or type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this regard, our study was not designed to “evaluate the risk of hypertension and diabetes for incident stroke” as specified by our correspondents.
Sarfo et al. conducted a prospective study to evaluate the risk of hypertension and diabetes for incident stroke . The authors recognized 54 events of stroke, and incidence rates (95% confidence intervals [CIs]) of stroke per 1000 person-years in patients with diabetes and hypertension, only hypertension and only diabetes were 16.64 (10.58 –25.00), 13.77 (9.33–19.64) and 9.81 (3.59–21.74), respectively. In addition, adjusted hazard ratios (95% CI) of previous cigarette smoking and physical inactivity for incident stroke were 2.59 (1.18–5.67) and 1.81 (1.06–3.10).
CONCLUSIONS Parasitological testing for S. mansoni should be indicated in endemic areas when this pattern of alterations is detected.
Abstract Objective: We aimed to analyze whether patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure reduces the risk of stroke, assessing also some safety outcomes after the publication of a new trial. Introduction: The clinical benefit of closing a PFO has been an open question, so it is necessary to review the current state of published medical data in regards to this subject. Methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL/CCTR, SciELO, LILACS, Google Scholar and reference lists of relevant articles were used to search for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that reported any of the following outcomes: stroke, death, major bleeding or atrial fibrilla...
Abstract This paper presents a case study of a patient that underwent surgery for a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. The postoperative course was complicated by resistant hypertension and tachycardia. A suprarenal mass was detected in the computed tomography scan with radiological suspicion of pheochromocytoma. Few cases of pheochromocytoma coexisting with aneurysms have been reported. Management of cardiovascular stability is crucial in such cases. Despite the lack of evidence, pheochromocytomas might have a role in the etiology of aortic aneurysms.
AbstractWe explored the impact of gender and cardiovascular risk factors (RF) in the distribution and burden of coronary and extra-coronary atherosclerotic plaques among patients undergoing ECG-gated thoracoabdominal computed tomography angiography (CTA) from the supra-aortic trunks to the femoral arteries. We included a consecutive cohort of patients who underwent ECG-gated thoracoabdominal aortic CTA from the supra-aortic trunks to the pubic symphysis. We evaluated the number of coronary segments with plaques [segment-involvement score (SIS)]; and the extra-coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden, comprising the aorta and...
A new scoring system attempts to measure whether clinical-trial results are a good fit with individual patients in clinical practice, using a major hypertension trial as a test case.Medscape Medical News
Conclusion: These findings are important to support policies that aim to achieve the World Health Organization ’ s goal of reducing hypertension by 25% over the next decade.