Prognostic value of statin therapy in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that in a population with MINOCA, the use of statin therapy results in significant reduction on MACE and mortality. These results must be confirmed in future clinical trials.PMID:34308792 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1955480 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Walter Masson Mart ín Lobo Leandro Barbagelata Augusto Lavalle-Cobo Graciela Molinero Source Type: research

Noncompaction and the novel variant c.425A & gt;T in < em > TPM1 < /em >
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 26:1-2. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1954746. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34309477 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1954746 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Josef Finsterer Claudia St öllberger Franco Laccone Source Type: research

The association of PRECISE-DAPT score with thrombus burden in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 26:1-7. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1954747. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: The presence of intracoronary thrombus is associated with adverse events in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PRECISE-DAPT score is used to detect the bleeding risk in STEMI patients who are on dual antiplatelet therapy. Recently, the PRECISE-DAPT score was shown to be related to cardiovascular events. We aimed to investigate the association of PRECISE-DAPT score with thrombus burden in patients with STEMI.METHODS: A retrospective analysis with 204 STEMI patients undergoing primary per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faysal Şaylık Tayyar Akbulut Source Type: research

Prognostic value of statin therapy in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that in a population with MINOCA, the use of statin therapy results in significant reduction on MACE and mortality. These results must be confirmed in future clinical trials.PMID:34308792 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1955480 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Walter Masson Mart ín Lobo Leandro Barbagelata Augusto Lavalle-Cobo Graciela Molinero Source Type: research

Noncompaction and the novel variant c.425A & gt;T in < em > TPM1 < /em >
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 26:1-2. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1954746. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34309477 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1954746 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Josef Finsterer Claudia St öllberger Franco Laccone Source Type: research

The association of PRECISE-DAPT score with thrombus burden in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 26:1-7. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1954747. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: The presence of intracoronary thrombus is associated with adverse events in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PRECISE-DAPT score is used to detect the bleeding risk in STEMI patients who are on dual antiplatelet therapy. Recently, the PRECISE-DAPT score was shown to be related to cardiovascular events. We aimed to investigate the association of PRECISE-DAPT score with thrombus burden in patients with STEMI.METHODS: A retrospective analysis with 204 STEMI patients undergoing primary per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faysal Şaylık Tayyar Akbulut Source Type: research

Prognostic value of statin therapy in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA): a meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that in a population with MINOCA, the use of statin therapy results in significant reduction on MACE and mortality. These results must be confirmed in future clinical trials.PMID:34308792 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1955480 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Walter Masson Mart ín Lobo Leandro Barbagelata Augusto Lavalle-Cobo Graciela Molinero Source Type: research

Pentraxin 3 concentration is associated with poor outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 20:1-10. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1948715. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The amount of plasma pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is gradually being considered as a novel biomarker in forecasting poor clinical outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, very little is known about the connection between PTX3 and CAD. This dose-response meta-analysis was carried out to quantify the relationship between circulating PTX3 concentration and CAD prognosis.METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, EuropePMC, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, SCOPUS, Cochrane Library, and Googl...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: William Kamarullah None Nurcahyani Rachmatu Bill Multazam Claudia Mary Josephine Source Type: research

Metastatic fireworks
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 19:1-2. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1906558. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275410 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1906558 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stella Marchetta Julien Djekic Thierry Couvreur Morar Adrian Olivier Gach Source Type: research

Usefulness of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio for predicting acute pericarditis outcomes
In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the composite endpoint of pericarditis recurrence and/or tamponade within 1 year in patients with acute pericarditis.METHODS: A total of 104 patients diagnosed with acute idiopathic pericarditis (mean age 42.8 ± 15.2 years, 55.8% male) were included in the study. Physical examination findings of these patients, electrocardiography, echocardiography, chest X-ray and laboratory findings were evaluated and analysed. During the 1-year follow-up, the composite of cardiac tamponade and/or pericarditis recurrence was in...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fatih Y ılmaz Filiz Kizilirmak Y ılmaz Ali Karag öz Arzu Y ıldırım Haci Murat Gunes Ravza Bet ül Akbas S üleyman Çağan Efe İrfan Barutçu Source Type: research

Increasing modified CHA2DS2-VASc risk score is associated with acute cardiac injury in hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 19:1-7. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1952000. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Prediction of hospital mortality in patients with COVID-19 by the CHA2DS2VASc (M-CHA2DS2VASc) has been recently shown. Because COVID-19 patients with acute cardiac injury have higher mortality compared to those without, we assumed that this risk score may also predict acute cardiac injury in these patients.METHODS: In this retrospective, single centre cohort study, we included 352 hospitalised patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and divided into three groups according to M-CHA2DS2VASc risk score which was cr...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mehmet Rasih Sonsoz Murat Erdem Alp Gulden Guven Ahmet Guler Murat Unsel Ozlem Altuntas Aydin Source Type: research

Dynamics of coronary artery velocity flow during exercise echocardiography
CONCLUSION: The routine exercise echocardiography test can feasibly be supplemented with the additional measurement of coronary flow velocity during routine supine exercise stress tests, as the normal range of CFVR is reached before submaximal heart rate.PMID:34275429 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1952001 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Angela Zagatina Nadezhda Zhuravskaya Martin Caprnda Luis Rodrigo Peter Kruzliak Source Type: research

Metastatic fireworks
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 19:1-2. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1906558. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275410 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1906558 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stella Marchetta Julien Djekic Thierry Couvreur Morar Adrian Olivier Gach Source Type: research

Usefulness of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio for predicting acute pericarditis outcomes
In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the composite endpoint of pericarditis recurrence and/or tamponade within 1 year in patients with acute pericarditis.METHODS: A total of 104 patients diagnosed with acute idiopathic pericarditis (mean age 42.8 ± 15.2 years, 55.8% male) were included in the study. Physical examination findings of these patients, electrocardiography, echocardiography, chest X-ray and laboratory findings were evaluated and analysed. During the 1-year follow-up, the composite of cardiac tamponade and/or pericarditis recurrence was in...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fatih Y ılmaz Filiz Kizilirmak Y ılmaz Ali Karag öz Arzu Y ıldırım Haci Murat Gunes Ravza Bet ül Akbas S üleyman Çağan Efe İrfan Barutçu Source Type: research

Increasing modified CHA2DS2-VASc risk score is associated with acute cardiac injury in hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 19:1-7. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1952000. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Prediction of hospital mortality in patients with COVID-19 by the CHA2DS2VASc (M-CHA2DS2VASc) has been recently shown. Because COVID-19 patients with acute cardiac injury have higher mortality compared to those without, we assumed that this risk score may also predict acute cardiac injury in these patients.METHODS: In this retrospective, single centre cohort study, we included 352 hospitalised patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and divided into three groups according to M-CHA2DS2VASc risk score which was cr...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mehmet Rasih Sonsoz Murat Erdem Alp Gulden Guven Ahmet Guler Murat Unsel Ozlem Altuntas Aydin Source Type: research

Dynamics of coronary artery velocity flow during exercise echocardiography
CONCLUSION: The routine exercise echocardiography test can feasibly be supplemented with the additional measurement of coronary flow velocity during routine supine exercise stress tests, as the normal range of CFVR is reached before submaximal heart rate.PMID:34275429 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1952001 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Angela Zagatina Nadezhda Zhuravskaya Martin Caprnda Luis Rodrigo Peter Kruzliak Source Type: research

Comparison of ventricular repolarization parameters of Covid-19 patients diagnosed with chest CT and RT-PCR
CONCLUSION: Positive RT-PCR Covid-19 patients should be followed more closely, in terms of high ventricular repolarization parameters and preventing ventricular arrhythmias that may develop due to this.PMID:34254875 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950366 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ersin Ibisoglu Bedrettin Boyraz Source Type: research

State of the art review: coronary artery disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: mechanisms, prevalence, and outcomes
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1940607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTExtraintestinal disease manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as arthritis and uveitis, have been well described in the medical literature. However, there has been growing evidence suggesting an association between IBD and both coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). In this critical review, the pathogenesis of proatherogenic inflammatory markers (CD40-CD40L, IL-6, and TNF-α) are summarised along with clinical evidence that supports the association of these makers with CAD...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faisal Masood Eli D Ehrenpreis Gabrielle Rubin James Russell Siddartha Guru Peter Luzzi Source Type: research

Dissection of anterior mitral valve leaflet masking severe mitral regurgitation - an unusual case of infective endocarditis
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34254881 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: T ânia Proença Carla Sousa Ricardo Alves Pinto Filipe Macedo Source Type: research

Comparison of ventricular repolarization parameters of Covid-19 patients diagnosed with chest CT and RT-PCR
CONCLUSION: Positive RT-PCR Covid-19 patients should be followed more closely, in terms of high ventricular repolarization parameters and preventing ventricular arrhythmias that may develop due to this.PMID:34254875 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950366 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ersin Ibisoglu Bedrettin Boyraz Source Type: research

State of the art review: coronary artery disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: mechanisms, prevalence, and outcomes
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1940607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTExtraintestinal disease manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as arthritis and uveitis, have been well described in the medical literature. However, there has been growing evidence suggesting an association between IBD and both coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). In this critical review, the pathogenesis of proatherogenic inflammatory markers (CD40-CD40L, IL-6, and TNF-α) are summarised along with clinical evidence that supports the association of these makers with CAD...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faisal Masood Eli D Ehrenpreis Gabrielle Rubin James Russell Siddartha Guru Peter Luzzi Source Type: research

Dissection of anterior mitral valve leaflet masking severe mitral regurgitation - an unusual case of infective endocarditis
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34254881 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: T ânia Proença Carla Sousa Ricardo Alves Pinto Filipe Macedo Source Type: research

Comparison of ventricular repolarization parameters of Covid-19 patients diagnosed with chest CT and RT-PCR
CONCLUSION: Positive RT-PCR Covid-19 patients should be followed more closely, in terms of high ventricular repolarization parameters and preventing ventricular arrhythmias that may develop due to this.PMID:34254875 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950366 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ersin Ibisoglu Bedrettin Boyraz Source Type: research

State of the art review: coronary artery disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: mechanisms, prevalence, and outcomes
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1940607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTExtraintestinal disease manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as arthritis and uveitis, have been well described in the medical literature. However, there has been growing evidence suggesting an association between IBD and both coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). In this critical review, the pathogenesis of proatherogenic inflammatory markers (CD40-CD40L, IL-6, and TNF-α) are summarised along with clinical evidence that supports the association of these makers with CAD...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faisal Masood Eli D Ehrenpreis Gabrielle Rubin James Russell Siddartha Guru Peter Luzzi Source Type: research

Dissection of anterior mitral valve leaflet masking severe mitral regurgitation - an unusual case of infective endocarditis
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34254881 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: T ânia Proença Carla Sousa Ricardo Alves Pinto Filipe Macedo Source Type: research

Comparison of ventricular repolarization parameters of Covid-19 patients diagnosed with chest CT and RT-PCR
CONCLUSION: Positive RT-PCR Covid-19 patients should be followed more closely, in terms of high ventricular repolarization parameters and preventing ventricular arrhythmias that may develop due to this.PMID:34254875 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950366 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ersin Ibisoglu Bedrettin Boyraz Source Type: research

State of the art review: coronary artery disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: mechanisms, prevalence, and outcomes
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1940607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTExtraintestinal disease manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as arthritis and uveitis, have been well described in the medical literature. However, there has been growing evidence suggesting an association between IBD and both coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). In this critical review, the pathogenesis of proatherogenic inflammatory markers (CD40-CD40L, IL-6, and TNF-α) are summarised along with clinical evidence that supports the association of these makers with CAD...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faisal Masood Eli D Ehrenpreis Gabrielle Rubin James Russell Siddartha Guru Peter Luzzi Source Type: research

Dissection of anterior mitral valve leaflet masking severe mitral regurgitation - an unusual case of infective endocarditis
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34254881 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: T ânia Proença Carla Sousa Ricardo Alves Pinto Filipe Macedo Source Type: research

Comparison of ventricular repolarization parameters of Covid-19 patients diagnosed with chest CT and RT-PCR
CONCLUSION: Positive RT-PCR Covid-19 patients should be followed more closely, in terms of high ventricular repolarization parameters and preventing ventricular arrhythmias that may develop due to this.PMID:34254875 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950366 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ersin Ibisoglu Bedrettin Boyraz Source Type: research

State of the art review: coronary artery disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: mechanisms, prevalence, and outcomes
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1940607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTExtraintestinal disease manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as arthritis and uveitis, have been well described in the medical literature. However, there has been growing evidence suggesting an association between IBD and both coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). In this critical review, the pathogenesis of proatherogenic inflammatory markers (CD40-CD40L, IL-6, and TNF-α) are summarised along with clinical evidence that supports the association of these makers with CAD...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faisal Masood Eli D Ehrenpreis Gabrielle Rubin James Russell Siddartha Guru Peter Luzzi Source Type: research

Dissection of anterior mitral valve leaflet masking severe mitral regurgitation - an unusual case of infective endocarditis
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 13:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34254881 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1950370 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: T ânia Proença Carla Sousa Ricardo Alves Pinto Filipe Macedo Source Type: research

Specific FSTL1 polymorphism may determine the risk of cardiomyopathy in patients with acromegaly
CONCLUSIONS: Serum FSTL1 levels are not associated with functional and structural measures of myocardium in patients with acromegaly. However, the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy is reduced in CC genotyped individuals of FSTL1.PMID:34233581 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1948206 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Suleyman Nahit Sendur Tuncay Hazirolan Busra Aydin Incilay Lay Mehmet Alikasifoglu Tomris Erbas Source Type: research

FFR pressure wire comparative study: piezoresistive versus optical sensor
CONCLUSIONS: In patients undergoing FFR measurement, the OptoWire Deux has a stable and reliable pressure hence FFR measurement with fewer drift events and has good handling characteristics.PMID:34218723 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1939510 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daan Cottens Joren Maeremans Mathias Vrolix Johan Van Lierde Jo Dens Bert Ferdinande Source Type: research

Evaluation of index of cardio-electrophysiological balance in patients with coronary slow flow
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-5. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1945232. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Coronary slow flow (CSF) is defined as the late progression of applied contrast through coronary arteries. The cardiac electrophysiological balance index (iCEB) reflects the balance between ventricular depolarisation and repolarisation and provides more information about ventricular arrhythmogenesis (VA) than other electrocardiography (ECG) parameters (QT, corrected QT [QTc], etc.).AIM: We aimed to evaluate iCEB in patients with CSF.METHODS: We divided the study population into two groups as CSF and control. The CSF ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lutfu Askin Okan Tanr ıverdi Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of high power short duration in atrial fibrillation ablation - a superior efficient ablation strategy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-19. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1939512. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The high power short duration (HPSD) approach was hoped to further improve the efficacy and safety in radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), compared with Low power long duration (LPLD). However, the conclusion was controversial based on the previous limited data. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate whether the clinical benefits of HPSD are superior to that of LPLD.METHODS: The PubMed, OVID, the Cochrane Library, and Elsevier's ScienceDirect databases were searched for clinical studies to com...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Min Xu Yan Yang Dayong Zhang Weifeng Jiang Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of COVID-19 patients with history of heart failure: a propensity score-matched study
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1945765. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Data on the clinical course and outcomes of COVID-19 disease among patients with a history of heart failure (HF) are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics, prognostic biomarkers and in-hospital outcomes of patients with a history of HF hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19.METHODS: A total of 8321 consecutive patients hospitalised with suspected COVID-19 disease were screened. Furthermore, 3849 patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were included in the st...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bektas Murat Selda Murat Kadir Ugur Mert Muzaffer Bilgin Yuksel Cavusoglu Source Type: research

FFR pressure wire comparative study: piezoresistive versus optical sensor
CONCLUSIONS: In patients undergoing FFR measurement, the OptoWire Deux has a stable and reliable pressure hence FFR measurement with fewer drift events and has good handling characteristics.PMID:34218723 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1939510 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daan Cottens Joren Maeremans Mathias Vrolix Johan Van Lierde Jo Dens Bert Ferdinande Source Type: research

Evaluation of index of cardio-electrophysiological balance in patients with coronary slow flow
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-5. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1945232. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Coronary slow flow (CSF) is defined as the late progression of applied contrast through coronary arteries. The cardiac electrophysiological balance index (iCEB) reflects the balance between ventricular depolarisation and repolarisation and provides more information about ventricular arrhythmogenesis (VA) than other electrocardiography (ECG) parameters (QT, corrected QT [QTc], etc.).AIM: We aimed to evaluate iCEB in patients with CSF.METHODS: We divided the study population into two groups as CSF and control. The CSF ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lutfu Askin Okan Tanr ıverdi Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of high power short duration in atrial fibrillation ablation - a superior efficient ablation strategy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-19. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1939512. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The high power short duration (HPSD) approach was hoped to further improve the efficacy and safety in radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), compared with Low power long duration (LPLD). However, the conclusion was controversial based on the previous limited data. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate whether the clinical benefits of HPSD are superior to that of LPLD.METHODS: The PubMed, OVID, the Cochrane Library, and Elsevier's ScienceDirect databases were searched for clinical studies to com...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Min Xu Yan Yang Dayong Zhang Weifeng Jiang Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of COVID-19 patients with history of heart failure: a propensity score-matched study
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1945765. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Data on the clinical course and outcomes of COVID-19 disease among patients with a history of heart failure (HF) are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics, prognostic biomarkers and in-hospital outcomes of patients with a history of HF hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19.METHODS: A total of 8321 consecutive patients hospitalised with suspected COVID-19 disease were screened. Furthermore, 3849 patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were included in the st...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bektas Murat Selda Murat Kadir Ugur Mert Muzaffer Bilgin Yuksel Cavusoglu Source Type: research

FFR pressure wire comparative study: piezoresistive versus optical sensor
CONCLUSIONS: In patients undergoing FFR measurement, the OptoWire Deux has a stable and reliable pressure hence FFR measurement with fewer drift events and has good handling characteristics.PMID:34218723 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1939510 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daan Cottens Joren Maeremans Mathias Vrolix Johan Van Lierde Jo Dens Bert Ferdinande Source Type: research

Evaluation of index of cardio-electrophysiological balance in patients with coronary slow flow
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-5. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1945232. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Coronary slow flow (CSF) is defined as the late progression of applied contrast through coronary arteries. The cardiac electrophysiological balance index (iCEB) reflects the balance between ventricular depolarisation and repolarisation and provides more information about ventricular arrhythmogenesis (VA) than other electrocardiography (ECG) parameters (QT, corrected QT [QTc], etc.).AIM: We aimed to evaluate iCEB in patients with CSF.METHODS: We divided the study population into two groups as CSF and control. The CSF ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lutfu Askin Okan Tanr ıverdi Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of high power short duration in atrial fibrillation ablation - a superior efficient ablation strategy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-19. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1939512. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The high power short duration (HPSD) approach was hoped to further improve the efficacy and safety in radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), compared with Low power long duration (LPLD). However, the conclusion was controversial based on the previous limited data. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate whether the clinical benefits of HPSD are superior to that of LPLD.METHODS: The PubMed, OVID, the Cochrane Library, and Elsevier's ScienceDirect databases were searched for clinical studies to com...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Min Xu Yan Yang Dayong Zhang Weifeng Jiang Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of COVID-19 patients with history of heart failure: a propensity score-matched study
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Jul 5:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1945765. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Data on the clinical course and outcomes of COVID-19 disease among patients with a history of heart failure (HF) are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics, prognostic biomarkers and in-hospital outcomes of patients with a history of HF hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19.METHODS: A total of 8321 consecutive patients hospitalised with suspected COVID-19 disease were screened. Furthermore, 3849 patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were included in the st...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bektas Murat Selda Murat Kadir Ugur Mert Muzaffer Bilgin Yuksel Cavusoglu Source Type: research