Etiologies, predictors, and economic impact of readmission within 1  month among patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Clinical Cardiology,Volume 41, Issue 7, Page 916-923, July 2018.
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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This study aims to compare the clinical course of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) cohorts from Germany (G ‐PPCM) and South Africa (SA‐PPCM) with fibrosis‐related markers to get insights into novel pathomechanisms of PPCM.Methods and resultsG ‐PPCM (n = 79) and SA ‐PPCM (n = 72) patients and healthy pregnancy ‐matched women from Germany (n = 56) and South Africa (n = 40) were enrolled. Circulating levels of procollagen type ‐I (PINP) and type‐III (PIIINP) N‐terminal propeptides, soluble ST2, galectin‐3, and full‐length and cleaved osteopontin (OPN) were measured at diagnosis (baseline) and 6 months of...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsSubstantial recovery of LV function occurs within 12  months in most patients with recent‐onset DCM. Women had the greatest improvement in LVEF. A low LV contractile reserve measured by dobutamine stress CMR appears to identify patients whose LVEF is less likely to recover.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSIn patients with NICM, lower sMBF predicts VA. This relationship may be useful for risk stratification for ventricular arrhythmia and decision ‐making regarding ICD implantation.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: This retrospective registry-based study provides a picture of CIED first implants in HCM patients in a Swedish tertiary university hospital. ICDs were the most commonly implanted devices, covering 59% of CIED implants. HCM patients receiving a pacemaker or an ICD had different epidemiological and clinical profiles. PMID: 32054352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
In this study, we describe spontaneous lesions found in 39 male RccHan:WIST rats used as a control in a carcinogenicity study. Neoplastic lesions were frequently seen in the endocrine system, such as pituitary adenomas in the pars distalis. This strain exhibited a high incidence of thymoma (10.3%), compared to other strains. We encountered an oligodendroglioma, a pituitary adenoma of the pars intermedia, and a prostate adenocarcinoma, which are comparatively rare in rats. While the variety and incidence of non-neoplastic lesions were similar to those in other strains, several interesting lesions occurred with relatively hi...
Source: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology - Category: Toxicology Tags: J Toxicol Pathol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients with HCM may have higher plasma D-dimer levels than subjects without HCM. D-dimer levels in patients with HCM are influenced by age, sex, atrial fibrillation, statin therapy and diastolic blood pressure. PMID: 32057272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsSubstantial recovery of LV function occurs within 12  months in most patients with recent‐onset DCM. Women had the greatest improvement in LVEF. A low LV contractile reserve measured by dobutamine stress CMR appears to identify patients whose LVEF is less likely to recover.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsCauses for the observed mortality imbalance associated with revusiran were thoroughly investigated and no clear causative mechanism could be identified. Although the results suggest similar progression of cardiac parameters in both treatment arms, a role for revusiran cannot be excluded.Clinical Trial RegistrationNCT02319005.
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pacemaker DDD;   Atrioventricular Block;   Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy Intervention:   Device: Right ventricular pacing Sponsors:   Aalborg University Hospital;   Svend Andersens Foundation;   Peacs;   Aalborg University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Two-dimensional speckle tracking (2DST) technique has been validated in numerous animal species, but neither studies of repeatability nor measurements after exercise or in animals with cardiac disease have bee...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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