Prognosis and Natural History of Conduction System Disease in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography

ConclusionsRegression of conduction abnormalities was frequent among patients undergoing coronary angiography, primarily for suspected acute coronary syndrome. After adjustment for important confounders including extent of coronary artery disease, infranodal conduction abnormalities were associated with a modest increase in cardiovascular risk.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Abstract For older adults, heart failure (HF) has the highest 30-day hospital readmission rate of any chronic illness. Despite research into strategies to reduce readmissions, no single program has emerged as sustainable. The purpose of the current study was to test a researcher-developed home health nurse HF intervention (CareNavRN™) on 30-day readmission rates, HF knowledge, self-care, and quality of life (QOL) among 40 older adults transitioning home. Home health nurses received specialized HF training and visited patients once per week at home for 4 weeks. The control group (n = 21) had six readmissions ...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Gerontol Nurs Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe expect to clarify whether DS can safely reduce the occurrence of adverse cardiovascular endpoints compared to IS in patients with STEMI.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIL-9 aggravated cardiac dysfunction and amplified cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in the ISO-induced HF model by activating STAT3 signaling. These data indicate that blocking IL-9 may be an attractive pharmacotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis induced by chronic β-adrenergic receptor activation to limit the progression of HF.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ahmed AlTurki, Jacqueline Joza, Martin L. Bernier, Riccardo Proietti, Vidal EssebagAbstractCatheter ablation (CA) was developed as a potentially curative procedure through electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins to isolate the main triggers of atrial fibrillation (AF). When successful, CA has clearly been shown to decrease AF recurrence and symptoms as well as improve quality of life. With advancing technology, increased procedural success, and lower complication risk, CA is being utilized at much higher rates, with broad...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionFulacimstat was safe and well tolerated in patients with left-ventricular dysfunction (LVD) after first STEMI but had no effect on cardiac remodeling.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Endovascular brachytherapy is a novel, safe and effective therapeutic modality for non-resectable primary cardiac sarcomas either for palliation of obstruction, or tumor mass reduction to allow complete resection. PMID: 31969917 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
Today,  people are living longer with heart disease while its prevalence is increasing. Historical trends that have limited the integration of palliative care in cardiology and HF care are shifting. Over the last 10 years, there has been growing evidence to support palliative care interventions for HF pat ients and their families, as well as integrating interdisciplinary HF, palliative care, and hospice. Patients with HF require complex pharmacological and self-care regimens to control symptoms and prevent recurrent hospitalizations.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of understanding and sharing personal values and goals to ensure people with serious illnesses receive medical care that is consistent with their preferences. With the increasing complexity of medical options available to patients, ACP is regarded as a means of preserving individual autonomy. Despite significant public awareness and interventions developed to increase ACP participation, this practice remains under-utilized by those with chronic illnesses.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Approximately 5.7 million adults have heart failure (HF), with many reporting poorly symptom leading to poor quality of life. Medications often do not produce adequate relief of symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral strategies, such as guided imagery, are particularly appealing to patients and their informal caregivers. Guided imagery (GI) is a mind-body intervention that uses the power of imagination to bring about change for overall wellness.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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