Feasibility and cost of FH cascade screening in Belgium (BEL-CASCADE) including a novel rapid rule-out strategy.
CONCLUSION: In a country with no national FH screening program, our pilot project demonstrated that implementing a simple phenotypical FH cascade screening strategy using the collaboration of motivated specialists and two nurses, allowed to diagnose FH in 127 index patients and an additional 105 of their relatives over the two-year period. Newly developed MEDPED FH cut-offs, easily applicable by a nurse with a single blood sample, might further improve the sensitivity of detecting FH within families. PMID: 32964780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Typical MRI of cardiac hydatid involvement: a case report.
Authors: Cheng Z, Fang T, Guo Y PMID: 32964782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Percutaneous closure of a secundum atrial septum defect performed under hypnosis: a case report.
Authors: Vanreusel I, Maes S, De Wolf D, Van Berendoncks A Abstract Atrial septal defects (ASDs) are the third most common type of congenital heart diseases with ostium secundum defects (ASDsII) being responsible for approximately 75% of these defects. The treatment consists of either a transcatheter closure or a surgical intervention. The transcatheter approach offers a less invasive alternative for patients who fulfill anatomical and size criteria and is therefore increasingly used as the preferred primary intervention. As general anaesthesia is sometimes contra-indicated for some patients needing ASD or PFO clos...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Retrograde venoplasty to facilitate antegrade pacemaker implant post-Senning procedure for transposition of great arteries.
Authors: Esmonde S, Spence MS, McCann CJ PMID: 32964797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Spontaneous transmyocardial migration of an abandoned temporary epicardial pacing wire.
Authors: Yoshihara S, Yaegashi T, Naito M PMID: 32967567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Coronary sinus ostial atresia with persistent left superior vena cava on cardiac computed tomography.
Authors: Yoshihara S, Yaegashi T, Matsunaga M, Naito M PMID: 32930045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Co-dominant double aortic arch: a rare cause of vascular ring causing tracheomalacia in a child.
Authors: Léonard M, Bruyère PJ, Sacré JP, Boboli H, Seghaye MC PMID: 32930048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in a young female: look out for the zebras.
Authors: Shrivastava A, Gujral JS, Nath RK PMID: 32909524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Real world data on non-complex catheter ablations performed on zero fluoroscopy in a secondary centre in the South of Belgium.
CONCLUSION: The main finding of our study is that non-complex ablations can be performed on zero-fluoroscopy safely and with a good clinical outcome also in a secondary centre. PMID: 32914688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Absence of detectable effect of radiotherapy and chemotherapy for breast cancer on the presence of low voltage areas in patients receiving left atrial catheter ablation.
CONCLUSIONS: Thoracic irradiation and chemotherapy for breast cancer do not lead to an increase in LA scar area or a changed distribution of LA scarring. However, patient with breast cancer showed a tendency towards greater LA scar areas. Patient's age and LA volume index were identified as independent predictors for LA scar development. PMID: 32914694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Environmental sustainability of medical imaging.
Authors: Picano E Abstract Environmental impact of medical imaging is ill-defined and poorly recognised but can vary by a factor of 100 or 1 000 between one test or the other. One echocardiogram produces 2 Kg and a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging produces 200 to 300 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent. For 2016, CO2 emissions for magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography calculated in 120 countries accounted for 0.77% of global emissions. In imaging justification, we usually consider benefit, cost, and risk including long-term cancer risk. Environmental footprint should be included, sinc...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The role of concomitant cardiovascular diseases and cardiac biomarkers for predicting mortality in critical COVID-19 patients.
CONCLUSION: The prothrombotic coagulopathy mediated by the endothelial interaction with SARS-CoV-2 may also have role in unfavourable prognosis in COVID-19. These readily available biomarkers might be useful in risk stratification of COVID-19 cases. PMID: 32883169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The twisted truth: a case of suspected left coronary from right sinus and right coronary from left sinus.
Authors: Posimreddy S, Patel B, Patel R, Patel B, Guragai N, Shamoon F, Joshi M PMID: 32856518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association of low T3 level with increased in-hospital mortality in patients with stress cardiomyopathy.
Authors: Kwon SS, Bang DW, Park BW, Lee MH, Hyon MS, Lee SS, Park S Abstract BACKGROUND: Stress cardiomyopathy (SCMP) is an acute but reversible heart failure syndrome with varying clinical outcomes. Although low triiodothyronine (T3) levels are closely associated with heart failure, it is uncertain whether total T3 levels on admission might be correlated with clinical outcomes in patients with SCMP. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of total T3 level for in-hospital mortality in patients with SCMP. METHODS: Patients presenting with SCMP at a single tertiary hospital between January ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Haemoptysis secondary to late rupture of a pseudo-aneurysm at the site of a corrected aortic coarctation.
Authors: Hoffer E, Garau G, Henroteaux D, Sanoussi A PMID: 32835619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Left atrial myxoma and voluminous pericardial effusion, an unusual fortuitous association.
Authors: Antole N, El Khoumsi M, Jadot L, Evrard P PMID: 32815465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Increased frequency of occurrence of bendopnea is associated with poor outcomes in heart failure outpatients.
Authors: Kaya H, Şahin A, Güneş H, Bekar L, Çelik A, Çavuşoğlu Y, Çaldır V, Güngör H, Yılmaz MB Abstract BACKGROUND: Relationship between the frequency of occurrence of bendopnea during the daily life of heart failure (HF) outpatients and clinical outcomes has never been evaluated before. METHODS: Turkish Research Team-Heart Failure (TREAT-HF) is a network between HF centres, which undertakes multicentric observational studies in HF. Herein, the data including stable 573 HF patients with reduced ejection fraction out of seven HF centres were presented. A questionnaire w...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association between pre-operative right ventricular impairment on transthoracic echocardiography and outcomes after conventional and minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
CONCLUSION: In this real world cohort, patients with RV impairment and/or dilation had reduced long-term survival following both conventional surgery and MIMVS. Patients should be referred to surgery prior to worsening of RV function. PMID: 32812498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Another way to the heart.
Authors: Oliveira C, Braga C, Abreu G PMID: 32783595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Vascular manifestations and kyphoscoliosis due to a novel mutation of PLOD1 gene.
Authors: Zieminski P, Risse J, Legrand A, Dufrost V, Bal L, Settembre N, Malikov S, Jeunemaitre X, Wahl D, Zuily S PMID: 32746767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The evolution of the CTO-PCI landscape in Belgium and Luxembourg: a four-year appraisal.
Authors: Eertmans W, Kayaert P, Bennett J, Ungureanu C, Bataille Y, Saad G, Haine S, Coussement P, Pereira B, Agostoni P, Janssens L, Vandeloo B, Maréchal P, Cornelis K, de Hemptinne Q, Aminian A, Stammen F, Carlier S, Timmermans P, Vercauteren S, Sonck J, De Vroey F, Drieghe B, McCutcheon K, Scott B, Davin L, Gafari C, Dens J, BWGCTO Investigators Abstract BACKGROUND: To chart the evolution of the CTO-PCI landscape in Belgium and Luxembourg, the Belgian Working Group on Chronic Total Occlusions (BWGCTO) was established in 2016. METHODS: Between May 2016 and December 2019, patients undergoing a CTO-PCI t...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Two dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography detects cardiac allograft stage III vasculopathy in recipients of heart transplants with preserved systolic function.
Authors: Ghali MGZ, Stewart R, Ghali GZ, Blitzer W Abstract Facile identification of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), extensively prevalently identifiable across recipients of cardiac explanted allografts, has proven challenging using non-invasive modalities exclusively. We consequently sought to evaluate diagnostic precision and accuracy of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) to the end of detecting international society heart & lung transplantation stage III graft vasculopathy (ISHLT-CAV3) in individuals having received cardiac allografts by the meritorious pre-mortem scripted or v...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19-related public containment measures on the ST elevation myocardial infarction epidemic in Belgium: a nationwide, serial, cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The present study revealed a 26% reduction in STEMI admissions and a delay in treatment of STEMI patients. Less exposure to external STEMI triggers (such as ambient air pollution) and/or reluctance to seek medical care are possible explanations of this observation. PMID: 32727305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Low serum potassium levels are associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation.
Authors: Farah R, Nassar M, Aboraya B, Nseir W Abstract BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia in clinical practice. AF is associated with approximately a threefold to fivefold increased risk for stroke. Hypokalaemia is associated with ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. Little is known about the association of serum potassium with atrial fibrillation. AIMS: The aims of this study are to assess the association of low serum potassium (hypokalaemia) and the risk of AF. METHODS: Retrospective data were collected for all patients' records, who were hospitalised at d...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Giant tumour-like pericarditis on CT and echocardiography.
Authors: Wang Y, Li H, Ge J PMID: 32723171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The relationship between H2FPEF and SYNTAX scores in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.
Authors: Bayam E, Kalçık M, Öztürkeri B, Yıldırım E, Karaduman A, Kalkan S, Küp A, Günay N, Güner A, Kahyaoğlu M, Uyan C Abstract BACKGROUND: The Synergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (SYNTAX) score, has been used to estimate the extent and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). The H2FPEF score enables robust discrimination of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) from non-cardiac aetiologies of dyspnea. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between H2FPEF and SYNTAX scores in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava in the setting of viscero-atrial situs solitus: a rare systemic venous drainage.
Authors: Verma M, Pandey NN, Ojha V, Kumar S PMID: 32705930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Reply to Letter to the Editor - Narrow QRS tachycardia with AV response from 2:1 to 1:1. What is the mechanism?
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK PMID: 32691686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Brugada syndrome.
Authors: Korlipara H, Korlipara G, Pentyala S Abstract Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited cardiac arrhythmia syndrome that causes a heightened risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. BrS is characterised by a coved ST-segment elevation in right precordial leads. The prevalence is estimated to range between 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 2,000 in different populations, with the highest being in Southeast Asia and in males. More than 18 genes associated with BrS have been discovered and recent evidence has suggested a complex polygenic mode of inheritance with multiple common and rare genetic variants...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in Belgium: characteristics and outcome of a real-life cohort.
We describe clinical characteristics and outcomes of Belgian HFpEF patients. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 183 HFpEF patients. They underwent clinical examination, comprehensive biological analysis and echocardiography, and were followed for a combined outcome of all-cause mortality and first HF hospitalisation. RESULTS: Belgian patients with HFpEF were old (78 ± 8 years), predominantly females (62%) with multiple comorbidities. Ninety-five per cent were hypertensive, 38% diabetic and 69% overweight. History of atrial fibrillation was present in 63% of population, chronic kidney dis...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

In-hospital statin initiation characteristics and one-year statin adherence rates in patients hospitalised for acute coronary syndrome.
Authors: Şimşek B, Çınar T, Tanık VO, İnan D, Avcı İİ, Zeren G, Tekkeşin AI, Karabay CY, Gungor B, Tokgozoglu L Abstract INTRODUCTION: In the present study, we aimed to evaluate compliance to lipid lowering guidelines regarding statin prescription on discharge and statin adherence rates during a follow-up period of one year in patients hospitalised with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: In-hospital records of 3506 ACS patients, of which 771 had experienced an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 2735 had experienced a non-STEMI, were collected. We calculated medica...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia with eccentric atrial activation pattern.
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Valaparambil A PMID: 32666890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Prognostic performance of copeptin among patients with acute decompensated heart failure.
This study aimed to explore the prognostic value of copeptin for predicting cardiovascular (CV) death or HF-related re-hospitalisation in patients with acute decompensated HF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 155 consecutive patients with acute signs and symptoms of HF. Plasma copeptin and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels were measured at admission. Patients were monitored for 90 days regarding the composite endpoint of CV death or acute HF-related re-hospitalisation. RESULTS: Of the 155 patients enrolled, 40 reached the endpoint, and 115 were in a stable condition...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on service provision: A cardiology prospect.
Authors: Adam S, Zahra SA, Chor CYT, Khare Y, Harky A Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted the availability of cardiology services and management of cardiac conditions. Elective surgeries, outpatient appointments and cardiac imaging have been largely cancelled across the world due to the risk of infection transmission and the need for reallocation of resources to deal with the increasing number of COVID-19 patients. The impact on patients with cardiac co-morbidities during these times may be drastic. However, cardiologists and hospitals across the world have implemented m...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Excimer laser atherectomy in an uncrossable long chronic total occlusion through the subintimal space.
Authors: Ribeiro MH, Dallan LAP, Boukhris M, Campos CAHM, Bezerra HG, Hanna Quesada F, Bezerra CG, Agostoni P, Azzalini L, Galassi AR PMID: 32640884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Diagnosis of Shone syndrome on CT angiography in an adult.
Authors: Ojha V, Vadher A, Chandrashekhara SH, Malhi AS, Kumar S PMID: 32640923 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Remote ischaemic conditioning in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention: an updated meta-analysis of clinical outcomes.
Conclusions: The current updated meta-analysis showed that use of RIC around the time of PCI for STEMI treatment added no significant benefit for clinical outcomes assessed between 6 and 45 months after the procedure. These conclusions are in direct contrast to previously published meta-analyses. PMID: 32619160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Unmasking of Brugada syndrome in a patient with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Authors: Guragai N, Posimreddy S, Vasudev R, Bhandari P, Elkatawy S, Pullatt R, Shamoon F PMID: 32608318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy.
Authors: Çakır Ç, Ceylan Y, Karagöz A, Ökten MŞ, Kaya Y Abstract Objectives: Performing percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) in the women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis (MS) who plan a pregnancy is recommended. However the data regarding this recommendation is limited in the literature. We aimed to investigate maternal and fetal outcomes of women with asymptomatic severe MS who underwent PMC before a planned pregnancy.Methods: We retrospectively analysed the procedural, pregnancy related, and fetal outcomes of 33 consecutive women with severe asymptomatic MS, age 27.97&thinsp...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Characterisation of patients with and without cardiac magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities presenting with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA).
Conclusions: A significant number of patients with MINOCA have ischaemic LGE changes or myocardial wall oedema. The patients with CMR abnormalities have similar ECG and echocardiographic features except higher biomarker, highlighting the role of CMR in patients with MINOCA. PMID: 32594904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Aortic valve: anatomy and structure and the role of vasculature in the degenerative process.
Authors: Katsi V, Magkas N, Antonopoulos A, Trantalis G, Toutouzas K, Tousoulis D Abstract Aortic valve stenosis is a degenerative disease affecting increasing number of individuals and characterised by thickening, calcification and fibrosis of the valve resulting in restricted valve motion. Degeneration of the aortic valve is no longer considered a passive deposition of calcium, but an active process that involves certain mechanisms, that is endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, increased oxidative stress, calcification, bone formation, lipid deposition, extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling and neoangiogenesis....
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Use of cardiac telerehabilitation during COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium.
Conclusion: It is interesting that the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many CR centres to implement remote delivery of CR components. This can help to speed up the research and implementation of telerehabilitation in daily clinical practice. The COVID-19 pandemic could be the push for a large multicentre implementation study that could prove that telerehabilitation is feasible and effective in the Belgian setting. PMID: 32602812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of the Iranian Registry of Infective Endocarditis (IRIE) and multidisciplinary team approach on patient management.
Authors: Sadeghpour A, Maleki M, Boodagh S, Behjati M, Rezvani L, Ghadrdoost B, Noohi F, Bakhshandeh H, Moradnejad P, Kamali M, Alizadehasl A, Alireza Ghavidel A, Hosseini S, Pasha H Abstract Backgrounds: The last 30 years have witnessed major improvements in understanding of all aspects of infective endocarditis (IE). The Iranian Registry of Infective Endocarditis (IRIE) was formed to address epidemiological aspects of IE vis-à-vis its main pathogens and underlying heart diseases over a 12-year period. Indeed, a multidisciplinary team (MDT) for IE was developed alongside.Methods: In a longitudinal ob...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Late failure of atrial septal defect occluder device.
Authors: François-Pierre M, Nicolas F, Marie-France L, Spiridon P, Denis P, Christophe L PMID: 32552510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in young female acute coronary syndrome patients: a single-centre retrospective cohort study.
Conclusion: SCAD remains an underdiagnosed subtype of ACS and the importance of increasing awareness amongst (interventional) cardiologists needs to be emphasised. PMID: 32552543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Isolated left subclavian artery in a right aortic arch: a rare association with distal arch hypoplasia, coarctation and ventricular septal defect.
Authors: Verma M, Pandey NN, Ojha V, Taxak A, Kumar S PMID: 32539563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

15-Year follow-up of regional right and left ventricular function after the Senning operation: a Colour-Doppler myocardial imaging study.
This study aimed (1) at evaluating regional (base-mid-apex) RV and left ventricular (LV) function using Colour-Doppler myocardial imaging over a 15-year follow-up period and (2) at comparing results with matched controls.Methods: For the longitudinal analysis (2004-2019), we compared systolic and diastolic function in 10 Senning patients. For the cross-sectional analysis, we compared the subaortic RV (sRV) of Senning patients with the RV and LV of matched controls and the subpulmonary LV (spLV) of Senning patients with the LV of matched controls.Results: The longitudinal analysis of sRV function showed a significant decrea...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The impact of an ultra-trail on the dynamic of cardiac, inflammatory, renal and oxidative stress biological markers correlated with electrocardiogram and echocardiogram.
Authors: Le Goff C, Kaux JF, Dulgheru R, Seidel L, Pincemail J, Cavalier E, Melon P Abstract The aim of this study was to describe the effects of a 64.2 km ultra-trail on the biomarkers of muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress, and compare the results observed with an ECG and an echocardiogram, both performed before and after the race.Thirty-three ultra-trail volunteers (45.8 ± 8.7 years old) were enrolled in our study. Three blood tests were drawn from each runner, one just before (TPRE), one just after (TPOST) and the last 3 h after the end of the race (TPOST3h...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Giant coronary artery aneurysm in acute coronary syndrome.
Authors: Kwon SS, Park BW, Park YW PMID: 32539608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Dose-response association between serum uric acid levels and incident hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 prospective cohort studies of 32 thousand participants.
Conclusion: These data suggested that people with higher SUA levels had a higher IHTN risk. SUA levels need to be controlled to reduce or eliminate the risk of IHTN associated with SUA levels. Clinical trial studies or diagnostic studies are needed to determine the optimal cut-off point for SUA. PMID: 32539677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research