An overview of percutaneous coronary intervention in dialysis patients: Insights from a Japanese nationwide registry

ConclusionsPCI was widely performed for dialysis patients with either ACS or non ‐ACS in Japan. Dialysis patients had a greater risk of adverse outcomes than nondialysis patients after PCI.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis found cardiovascular factors to be the main causes for both 30-day and 1‑year rehospitalization. Heart failure represented the most common cardiovascular event at both short-term and mid-term follow-up. Several baseline characteristics and procedure-related factors were deemed unfavorable predictors of readmission. Importantly, transfemoral access and female gender were associated with a lower risk of readmission. PMID: 31807789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Authors: Leebeek FWG, Muslem R Abstract Chronic heart failure (HF) is a growing health problem, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are nowadays an important treatment option for patients with end-stage HF not only as a bridging tool to heart transplantation but also, as a permanent therapy for end-stage HF (destination therapy). The use of LVAD is associated with a high risk for bleeding complications and thromboembolic events, including pump thrombosis and ischemic stroke. Bleeding is the most frequent complication, occurring in 30% to 60% of patients, b...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
Continuous flow-left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) technology has reduced mortality and improved the quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure (HF) refractory to medical therapy.1,2 Despite a significant reduction in adverse events with the latest generation of CF-LVADs, gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) continues to be the most common complication and a significant source of morbidity. GIB accounts for high rates of hospital readmissions, with a reported incidence ranging from 17.6% to 61%.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: JACC: Heart Failure, Volume 7, Issue 12Author(s): Cesar Caraballo, Ersilia M. DeFilippis, Shunichi Nakagawa, Neal G. Ravindra, P. Elliott Miller, Catherine Mezzacappa, Megan McCullough, Jadry Gruen, Andrew Levin, Samuel Reinhardt, Clancy Mullan, Ayyaz Ali, Mathew S. Maurer, Nihar R. Desai, Tariq Ahmad, Veli K. TopkaraAbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to examine outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in older adults (>75 years of age).BackgroundAn aging heart failure population together with improvements in mechanical circulatory support (MCS...
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionAspirin reduced the risks of MACCE and cancer without increasing the bleeding risk in elderly Koreans with hypertension, T2DM, or dyslipidemia. Moreover, the benefits of the long-term use of aspirin in reducing the risks of MACCE were demonstrated. However, the decision of using aspirin for primary prevention must be carefully made on an individual basis, while estimating the benefit –risk balance of aspirin.
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusions: A substantial number of patients in the ARISTOTLE trial took NSAIDs. Incident NSAID use was associated with major and CRNM bleeding, but not gastrointestinal bleeding. The safety and efficacy of apixaban versus warfarin appeared not significantly to be altered by NSAID use. This study warrants more investigation of the effect of NSAIDs on the outcomes of patients treated with apixaban. Clinical Trial Registration: URL: Unique Identifier: NCT00412984. PMID: 31747786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
AbstractAimsThe aim of this study was to determine the incidence, predictors, and short ‐term and long‐term outcomes associated with in‐hospital sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) collectively termed ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in the heart failure (HF) patients.Methods and resultsThe HEart function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia (HEARTS registry) is a prospective national registry of patients with chronic HF from18 tertiary care hospitals across Saudi Arabia. Diagnosis of HF was in accordance with American Heart Association/European Society of Cardiology definition cr...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractVentricular assist device (VAD) implantation is a widely used procedure in children with cardiac failure refractory to medical therapy as a long-term bridge to recovery or transplant. This strategy has proved to be of an enormous advantage in the cure of these children. The aim of this review is to evaluate the current strategies used for clinical monitoring of paediatric patients with a VAD, focusing on the management of several aspects such as anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy, haemorrhagic and thrombotic complications, as well as the effects that VADs have on the exposure, effectiveness and the safety of dr...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We describe the case of a 64-year-old man who came to the emergency room due to acute heart failure and intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment involves initial correction of anemia and heart failure followed by aortic valve replacement. The prosthesis used depends on the characteristics of each patient and valve replacement allows the resolution of bleeding in most cases. Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with aortic stenosis is associated with severity of the valve obstruction. A mechanical prosthesis was used with no recurrent bleeding even with the need for lifelong anticoagulation therapy.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, current published data suggest that th e use of reduced-dose NOACs is non-inferior to warfarin in patients with AF (in particular Asians).
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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