The Compensatory Reserve Index Responds to Acute Hemodynamic Changes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: A Proof of Concept Study
In this study, the CRI accurately reflected acute hemodynamic changes associated with TcPVR. Further re search is justified to determine if the CRI can be useful as an early warning tool in patients with CHD at risk for decompensation during and after cardiac procedures.
Authors: Kruska M, Fastner C, Scheitz JF, Kolb A, Rutsch M, Papavassiliu T, Borggrefe M, Alonso A, Akin I, Szabo K, Baumann S Abstract Routine determination of troponin levels is recommended for all patients with acute ischemic stroke. In 20-55% of these patients the troponin levels are elevated, which may be caused by ischemic as well as non-ischemic myocardial damage and particularly neurocardiogenic myocardial damage. In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the prevalence of previously unknown coronary heart disease is reported to be up to 27% and is prognostically relevant for these patients; however, relevant ...
ConclusionsNon-HHT PAVMs occur more commonly in females, are most commonly simple and single, and have lower lobe predominance and a high rate of neurologic complications. Potential predisposing risk factors were identified in about 40% of the cases. Clinicians should be aware of the risk of PAVM development in patients with history of chest trauma, congenital heart disease, lung infection/abscess, and thoracic surgery.
CONCLUSION: This observational study with long-term follow-up extends the evidence base in support of the effectiveness of acupuncture for the management of hypertension and potentially reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. PMID: 32567334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Stroke significantly impacts public health and ranks among the leading causes of death and disabilities, resulting in enormous costs measured in both health care resources and lost productivity. It results primarily from embolus or thrombosis for ischemic stroke and hypertension for hemorrhagic stroke, respectively . In 2016, there were 5.5 million deaths and 116.4 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) owed to stroke . As reported, the impact of stroke on the Chinese population is more severe compared to average global levels, and the prevalence of stroke continues to surpass that of ischemic heart disease [3 –4].
CONCLUSIONS: Weight loss or gain could be a risk factor for mortality from total or ischemic CVD, while weight loss could be a risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage. PMID: 32378530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Our study showed a high prevalence of stroke in Titirou and suggested urgent action for prevention. PMID: 32303341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Yu D, Ma L, Zhou J, Li L, Yan W, Yu X Abstract The aim of the study was to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of ticagrelor and clopidogrel in patients with coronary heart disease one year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and to explore their association with the CYP2C19 gene polymorphism. A total of 971 patients with coronary heart disease who were hospitalized and underwent PCI from April 2016 to May 2017 were studied. All 971 patients were divided into three subgroups according to CYP2C19 gene types as fast metabolizing, slow metabolizing and very slow metabolizing type. Patients we...
CONCLUSIONS: We found an inverse association between seaweed intake and cardiovascular mortality among Japanese men and women, especially that from cerebral infarction. PMID: 32132341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The worldwide stroke incidence is 17 million per year,1 and 12 % of all deaths worldwide are caused by stroke making it the third leading cause of death after cancer and ischemic heart disease.2
Kevin Walsh of the Rotary Club and Julie Clayton, Head of Communications and Engagement at NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, explain how they have helped identify people at risk of stroke Related items fromOnMedica Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care Low cholesterol may increase risk for haemorrhagic stroke Traffic exhaust fumes at residential address increases the risk of stroke Good sleep patterns can reduce susceptibility to heart disease and stroke Innovative stroke detection monitor given green light