Predictors of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Improvement after Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Patients With PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review.

CONCLUSIONS: The mentioned factors may all be useful to identify PVC-iCMP patients who would benefit from RFCA, although the evidence is not yet strong enough. PMID: 31288727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2020Source: Pharmacological Research, Volume 160Author(s): Jiung-Pang Huang, Mei-Ling Cheng, Chao-Hung Wang, Shiang-Suo Huang, Po-Shiuan Hsieh, Chih-Chun Chang, Chao-Yu Kuo, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Li-Man Hung
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Palpation initially confirms the findings of inspection and further looks for new findings. Apex beat: Apex beat is defined as the lowest and outer most point of definite cardiac impulse. If apex beat is not felt on left side, immediately check on right side or else we might miss a dextrocardia. There some who even palpate both sides simultaneously for this reason. Apex beat is initially felt with the palm of the hand and then localized with the index finger. Sometimes it may be difficult to palpate in obese individuals and in those with emphysema. Palpation in held expiration and in the left lateral position may help in...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: HBC Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe 5 year score with a threshold of>10% was more effective for predicting events than the ITFC and HRS criteria.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractDuring the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID ‐19) pandemic, many patients refrained from inpatient medical care. For those inflicted with heart failure (HF), the risk of repeat hospitalizations is particularly high in case of infection. This presents an important opportunity for remote monitoring of haemodynamic data for these patients, in o rder to detect and treat accordingly. The aim of the present case is to report of the first measurements of a novel wireless left atrial pressure (LAP) monitoring system, the V‐LAP™ (Vectorious Medical Technologies, Ltd), during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The V‐LAP&trad...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsA high index of suspicion of PPCM is required to make the diagnosis especially in the presence of family history of HF or cardiomyopathy. Further studies are warranted on the genetic basis of PPCM.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractMyocardial infarction with non ‐obstructive coronary arteries is a working diagnosis that includes takotsubo cardiomyopathy/syndrome (TTS). Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is useful for establishing the underlying aetiology of myocardial infarction with non‐obstructive coronary arteries during the acute phase, but its role i n follow‐up is less well established. A 35‐year‐old man with several cardiac risk factors presented 3 days after his sister's death with biochemical and clinical features of acute myocardial infarction without coronary artery obstruction on angiography but with diagnostic featur...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
In the analysis of real-world data from the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System, a global database of post-marketing safety reports, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were associated with higher rates of various cardiovascular problems, including life-threatening heart rhythm events, heart failure, and damage to the heart muscle itself (termed cardiomyopathy).
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: DEVICE ROUNDS Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Jepson N, Rienks R, Smart D, Bennett MH, Mitchell SJ, Turner M Abstract The South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) diving medical for recreational scuba divers was last reviewed in 2011. From 2011 to 2019, considerable advancements have occurred in cardiovascular risk assessment relevant to divers. The SPUMS 48th (2019) Annual Scientific Meeting theme was cardiovascular risk assessment in diving. The meeting had multiple presentations updating scientific information about assessing cardiovascular risk. These were distilled into a new set of guidelines at the final conference workshop. SPUMS guid...
Source: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Diving Hyperb Med Source Type: research
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