FDA Updates Cases of Food-Related Heart Disease in Pets

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- More than 500 reports of heart disease in dogs and cats linked to some pet foods have been confirmed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) -- 515 in dogs and nine...
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ConclusionsThe outcome of catheter ablation of non-reentrant VA in patients with SHD appears good and is comparable to patients without SHD. A slightly higher rate of repeat ablations was observed in patients with DCM.
Source: European Journal of Medical Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
AbstractThe majority of patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF) are admitted to internal medicine (IM) rather than to cardiology (CA) units, but to date few studies have analyzed the characteristics of these two populations. In this snapshot survey, we compared consecutive patients admitted for HF in six IM units vs. one non-intensive CA unit. During the 6-month survey period, 467 patients were enrolled (127 in CA, 27.2% vs. 340 in IM, 72.8%). IM patients were almost 10  years older (CA 75 ± 10, IM 82 ± 8 years;p 
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Elwazir MY, Bois JP, Abouezzeddine OF, Chareonthaitawee P Abstract Infiltrative heart disease is an encompassing term referring to different pathological entities that involve infiltration of the myocardium by either abnormal substances or inflammatory cells. These infiltrates can impair cellular function, induce necrosis and fibrosis, or otherwise disrupt myocardial architecture resulting in a wide spectrum of structural and functional impairment. Depending on the specific disorder and stage of disease, patients may present with minimal cardiac abnormalities, or may have findings of advanced restrictive a...
Source: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging Source Type: research
We examined frequency, clinical characteristics and AF‐related management and outcomes amongst this patient population.MethodsWe retrospectively studied consecutive probands with inherited cardiomyopathy (n=962) and inherited arrhythmia syndromes (n=195) evaluated between 2002 ‐2018.ResultsAF was observed in 5 ‐31% of patients, with the highest frequency in HCM. Age of AF onset was 45.8 ± 21.9 years in the inherited arrhythmia syndromes compared to 53.3 ± 15.3 years in the inherited cardiomyopathies, with 4 CPVT patients developing AF at median age of 20 years. Overall, 11% of patients with AF had a t r...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractIn humans, it is acknowledged that dilated cardiomyopathy is also caused by infection-induced myocarditis. To evaluate whether the occurrence of lesions of dilated cardiomyopathy in cattle may be triggered by myocarditis, an adult Holstein-Friesian dairy cow which showed dilated cardiomyopathy associated with myocarditis was examined by histopathology. Traumatic pericarditis or idiopathic congestive heart failure was clinically suspected, and the animal was culled because of unfavorable prognosis. Histopathological examination revealed an intrinsic cardiomyopathic lesion that overlapped with myocarditis. Cardiomyoc...
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Authors: Alfarih M, Syrris P, Arbustini E, Augusto JB, Hughes A, Lloyd G, Lopes LR, Moon JC, Mohiddin S, Captur G Abstract In a five-generation family carrying a novel frameshift LMNA variant (c.1434dupG, p.Leu479AlafsX72), imaging-augmented segregation analysis supports its association with lamin heart disease. Affected members exhibit conduction abnormalities, supraventricular and ventricular arrythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy with non-infarct pattern midwall septal fibrosis, heart failure and thromboembolic complications. PMID: 31788659 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The high variability of morphological findings and clinical manifestations of LVNC results in frequent overlooking of this disorder. Therefore, it is important to make the specialists more familiar with this condition and its pathology. Magnetic resonance imaging represents a conducive method to make correct diagnosis of LVNC under several specific conditions, particularly in case of non-conclusive echocardiographic finding. PMID: 31785212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neuro Endocrinol Lett Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of plasma growth and differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) level, GDF-15 mRNA expression in circulating mononuclear cells (MNCs), and plasma pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level for heart failure in patients with different underlying cardiac diseases, namely dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and coronary artery heart disease (CAD), and assess their value in predicting the severity of heart failure and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. METHODS: Fasting venous blood samples were collected from 261 patients with DCM and 251 patients with CA...
Source: Journal of Southern Medical University - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The S-ICD™ seems to be a valuable option for the prevention of SCD in patients with DCM and no indication for CRT. As clinically relevant ventricular arrhythmias consisted of ventricular fibrillation or fast ventricular tachycardia in all patients in our cohort, no change to transvenous ICDs for anti-tachycardia pacing delivery was necessary. PMID: 31744658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
Conclusions: In conclusion, non-expert providers can achieve a high level of proficiency for the categorization of heart failure using handheld TTE in low-resource settings and use of telemedicine and remote mentorship may improve performance and feasibility. The addition of TTE resulted in substantial improvement in etiological specificity. Further study is needed to understand implications of this strategy on healthcare utilization, long-term patient outcomes, and cost. PMID: 31694487 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Global Health Action - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Glob Health Action Source Type: research
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