Acceptability of cardiac donation after circulatory determination of death: a survey of the Canadian public.
CONCLUSION: The results of this national survey of public attitudes towards cardiac DCDD will inform the implementation of cardiac DCDD programs in a manner that is consistent with public values. PMID: 31898773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: September 2020Source: American Heart Journal, Volume 227Author(s): Diego Araiza-Garaygordobil, Rodrigo Gopar-Nieto, Pablo Martinez-Amezcua, Alejandro Cabello-López, Gabriela Alanis-Estrada, Abraham Luna-Herbert, Héctor González-Pacheco, Cynthia Paola Paredes-Paucar, Martinez Daniel Sierra-Lara, Jose Luis Briseño-De la Cruz, Hugo Rodriguez-Zanella, Marco Antonio Martinez-Rios, Alexandra Arias-Mendoza
This study highlighted the importance of implementing a short screening procedure in hospitals dealing with cardiovascular inpatients to identify those individuals who require specific attention and interventions.
ConclusionOld age, heart failure, and lower platelet counts affected heparin activity. The dose of heparin should be considered in those patients to reach the target ACT.
AbstractChildren with ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are subjected to hemodynamic overload which causes myocardial injury and subsequent heart failure. Early stages of myocardial damage cannot be detected by conventional echocardiography. Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI) have been recently introduced as more accurate tools for early assessment of cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and 2D-STE in the early detection of VSD-induced myocardial injury. Thirty children with VSD (symptomatic and asymptom...
We report the successful endovascular repair of a rare case of aortic rupture caused by axillary intra ‐aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion failure. A 38‐year‐old Jehovah's Witness female with situs inversus totalis was referred to our hospital for acute decompensated heart failure. We placed an axillary IABP for circulatory support. However, an exchange was required due to balloon malfunction (kinked driveline). Unfortunately, the exchange was complicated by an iatrogenic aortic rupture along with a large hematoma compressing the trachea. Emergent endovascular repair was performed successfully without any blood tra...
ConclusionsWith the continuing miniaturization of pump designs, less invasive, more durable and cost ‐effective pumps have become available for dual assist device therapy in in these critically ill heart failure patients.
ConclusionThe ASCORE ‐C system is reliable for early‐stage CABG mortality prediction in a multiracial Asian population.
Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 2% of the adult population worldwide resulting in poor quality of life with increased mortality . Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is a standard device therapeutic option in symptomatic HF patients with reduced ejection fraction and electrical dyssynchrony . However, the long-term prognosis of HF remains poor with 1-year mortality of 20 –25% despite the optimal therapies . In such refractory cases, continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation is becoming the standard of care .
AbstractRheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries, where living conditions promote spread of group A β-haemolytic streptococcus. Autoimmune reactions due to molecular mimicry of bacterial epitopes by host proteins cause acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and subsequent disease progression to RHD. Despite knowledge of the factors that predispose to ARF and RHD, determinants of the progression to valvular damage and the molecular events involved remain incompletely characterised. This review focuses on altered protein expression in heart valves,...