AHA News: Genetic Testing Helps Family Uncover Inherited Heart Condition

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kristen Criss'father died of complications from a stroke, her mother died from a heart condition at age 40 and her sister passed away at 33. Still, it would be many years -- and health...
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DiscussionEmergency nurses and providers see the value of coordinated team response in the delivery of patient care. Team responses to critical medical alerts can improve care delivery substantially and sustainably.
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Minho Han, Young Dae Kim, Hyung Jong Park, In Gun Hwang, Junghye Choi, Jimin Ha, Ji Hoe Heo, Hyo Suk NamAbstractEven after extensive standard evaluation, the probable cause of stroke in some patients remains unclear; this condition is defined as cryptogenic stroke (CS). The prognosis of patients with CS is largely undetermined. We investigated whether higher brachial-ankle pulse wave velocities (baPWVs) can predict poor functional outcomes at 3 months after stroke onset in these patients. We investigated patients with CS wit...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study investigated the effects of statin in AF patients who experienced acute ischemic stroke.MethodsData from patients with AF experiencing first-ever ischemic stroke between 2001 and 2010 were collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database and categorized into non-statin and statin groups. The statin group was further divided into pre-stroke statin (those who began statin therapy before stroke) and post-stroke statin (those who began statin therapy after stroke) groups. The risks for recurrent ischemic stroke, coronary artery disease (CAD), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and 1-year mortality w...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractThere is a general lack of published studies on the risk of mortality due to alterations in the safety of swallowing detected during the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). We aimed at assessing the risk of mortality of the detection of aspiration, penetration, and pharyngeal residues by FEES. A cohort of consecutively evaluated patients suspected of experiencing oropharyngeal dysphagia undergoing FEES at a tertiary care university hospital were prospectively followed up on to assess mortality. The FEES findings, comorbidities, and potential confounders were studied as predictors of death using a...
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Authors: Ouyang Q, You T, Guo J, Xu R, Guo Q, Lin J, Zhao H Abstract Apelin plays important roles in cardiovascular homeostasis. However, its effects on the mechanoenergetics of heart failure (HF) are unavailable. We attempted to investigate the effects of apelin on the left ventricular-arterial coupling (VAC) and mechanical efficiency in rats with HF. HF was induced in rats by the ligation of the left coronary artery. The ischemic HF rats were treated with apelin or saline for 12 weeks. The sham-operated animals served as the control. The left ventricular (LV) afterload and the systolic and diastolic functions, as...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Conclusions: EPM yielded reduced not significantly different costs without affecting QoL and may be a useful strategy to detect PAF in acute ischemic stroke patients in time. PMID: 31315471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Deprescribing beta bockers, interrupting oral anticoagulants, sudden death, quality measures, and acute stroke care are the topics John Mandrola, MD discusses in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news
A 55-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease due to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and bilateral nephrectomy without adrenalectomy underwent his first kidney transplantation after 6 years of hemodialysis. The patient had no history of donor-specific antibodies. The donor was described as a 69-year-old man with a history of active smoking and  aortic valvulopathy who died of a stroke without cardiac arrest or collapse. Maintenance immunosuppressive therapy consisted of low-dose tacrolimus and everolimus.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Make Your Diagnosis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Şeyma Bayrak, Ahmed A. Khalil, Kersten Villringer, Jochen B. Fiebach, Arno Villringer, Daniel S. Margulies, Smadar Ovadia-CaroAbstractThe functional organization of the brain can be represented as a low-dimensional space that reflects its macroscale hierarchy. The dimensions of this space, described as connectivity gradients, capture the similarity of areas' connections along a continuous space. Studying how pathological perturbations with known effects on functional connectivity affect these connectivity gradients provides support for t...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stroke;   Physical Disability Interventions:   Other: peripheral vibration stimulation;   Behavioral: therapy Sponsors:   Medical University of South Carolina;   National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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