Diagnostic Efficacy of Cardiac Scintigraphy with 99mTc-Pyrophosphate for Latent Myocardial Inflammation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

Conclusions: SPECT/CT-based quantitative assessment of 99mTc-Pyrophosphate accumulation in the myocardium is a highly informative noninvasive method for diagnosis of inflammatory process in the heart in patients with AF of undefined etiology. PMID: 32211203 [PubMed]
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research

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This study compared 113 patients with AF to 109 patients without AF from a convenience sample of routine ambulatory care patients treated in one outpatient cardiology clinic.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
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AbstractABO blood group has been associated with various disease phenotypes. However, ABO blood group to influence patients in risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) and arterial thromboembolic events (ATEs) remains controversial after evaluation in several reports. To fully assess effects of ABO blood group on VTEs and ATEs, we conducted a cross-sectional study and investigated the interaction between blood group and age, and between blood group and sex on the prevalence of VTEs and ATEs. In addition, the effect of blood group on ATEs in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) was observed. Detailed information of 783...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Cardiac manifestations of Dengue were present in 11.4 % of our patents. Brady arrhythmias (6.6%) were commonest manifestation which resolves spontaneously within seven to fourteen days. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction was present in 3.3% of patients which recovered within three months. Pericardial effusion was seen in 2.5% of patients. There were no significant tachyarrhythmias in our patients except one case of atrial fibrillation. PMID: 31559761 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Giuseppe Ristagno1*, Francesca Fumagalli1, Barbara Bottazzi2, Alberto Mantovani2,3,4, Davide Olivari1, Deborah Novelli1 and Roberto Latini1 1Department of Cardiovascular Research, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Milan, Italy 2Humanitas Clinical and Research Center-IRCCS, Milan, Italy 3Humanitas University, Milan, Italy 4The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom The long pentraxin PTX3 is a member of the pentraxin family produced locally by stromal and myeloid cells in response to proinflammatory signals and microbial moieties. The p...
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We report a case of a 29-year old male with HF, dilated cardiomyopathy possibly related to myocarditis, and atrial fibrillation with reduced ejection fraction. Sacubitril/valsartan treatment was initiated after two years of standard treatment. In two years, therapy with sacubitril/valsartan led to persistence in sinus rhythm and progressive recovery of ejection fraction, functionality, and reduction of cardiac volumes. The patient is currently in good condition and has suspended diuretic therapy in the last six months. PMID: 30895821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: January 2019Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): L. Fauchier, A. Bisson, N. Clementy, B. Pierre, C. André, D. Angoulvant, D. Babuty, GYH. LipBackgroundAtrial fibrillation (AF) may be related to acute, temporary causes such as alcohol use, myocardial ischemia, myocarditis, hyperthyroidism, etc. It remains unclear whether antithrombotic management should be different in this setting after resolution of the episode.PurposeOur objective was to describe the outcomes in patients with such a temporary cause of AF (TCAF), and to compare the specific subgroup...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
DiscussionCardiovascular irAEs are relatively rare (
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We describe the current state of cardiovascular disease biomarkers across a range of diseases, including myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, myocarditis, hypertension, heart failure, heart transplantation, aortic stenosis, diabetic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, and sepsis. We present the current understanding of microRNAs as possible biomarkers in these categories and where their best opportunities exist to enter clinical practic Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease Volume 14 is January 24, 2019. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/page/jour...
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Clinical Cardiology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
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