Increased levels of low density neutrophils (LDNs) in myocardial infarction
Conclusions: An increase in the frequency of hyperactivated, immature LDNs is an immunological feature of MI. We highlight a potential pathological role of LDNs in MI, which underscores the need to expand our current understanding of this subtype in MI and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).PMID:35006041 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2015145 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 10, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jacquelina Y T Yiu Kathryn E Hally Peter D Larsen Ana S Holley Source Type: research

AMPK/mTOR-mediated therapeutic effect of metformin on myocardial ischaemia reperfusion injury in diabetic rat
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, the outcomes determinate a novel mechanism that DMBG could activate autophagy process to provide a cardio-protective effect against DM induced myocardial IRI.PMID:34994666 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2024701 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 7, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lei Zhang Xiaochun Zhang Lihua Guan Daxin Zhou Junbo Ge Source Type: research

A telehealth program benefits discharged patients with heart failure
Acta Cardiol. 2022 Jan 3:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1999571. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) remains a major cause of mortality, hospitalisations, and poor quality of life. The mortality and readmission rate of HF patients after discharge are still high due to poor self-care and adherence, or inability to detect signs of deterioration. Telehealth programs may benefit a broad range of patients and reduce the suffering from HF. We aimed to investigate the impact of a 12-week telehealth program on outcomes among discharged patients with HF.METHODS: Study population was consisted of 425 patien...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guilan Cao Cheng Fan Yan Liu Haixia Huang Jing Li Jing Liang Baoming Tao Jing Yuan Source Type: research

Coronary flow velocity at rest: a speed limit for a safe prognostic journey?
Acta Cardiol. 2022 Jan 3:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2020483. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe study presented by Zagatina and co-workers in the present issue of the Journal raises an interesting issue. Coronary flow velocity at rest is usually associated with dynamic assessment during stress but it may also have an important pathophysiologic and prognostic meaning when evaluated at rest, before stress. This is new, apparently surprising and counterintuitive. However, at a closer look it fits well with the pathophysiological background and initial preliminary clinical experience available in this important but still l...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eugenio Picano Source Type: research

Additive prognostic value of high baseline coronary flow velocity to ejection fraction during resting echocardiography: 3-year prospective study
Acta Cardiol. 2022 Jan 3:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2013004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: There is a lack of information about the prognostic value of high velocity in coronary arteries during echocardiography. The present study was aimed at investigating the three-year prognostic value of coronary velocity assessment in all patients who were referred for echocardiography examination.METHODS: The prospective study comprises 747 consecutive patients. Death, myocardial infarction (MI), acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and/or revascularisation were defined as major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Routine echoc...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Angela Zagatina Olesya Guseva Elena Kalinina Fausto Rigo Martin Caprnda Jan Masan Katarina Gazdikova Peter Firment David Ullrich Ludovit Gaspar Peter Kruzliak Dmitry Shmatov Source Type: research

Risk of left ventricular apical thrombus formation in patients with acute anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction? Think about the CHA < sub > 2 < /sub > DS < sub > 2 < /sub > VASc score!
Acta Cardiol. 2022 Jan 4:1-2. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2015547. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34979882 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2015547 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mathieu Lempereur Patrizio Lancellotti Source Type: research

Feasibility of distal transradial access for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention: an observational and prospective study in a Latin-American Centre
CONCLUSIONS: The success and complication rates of ldTRA support the feasibility and safety of this procedure using the appropriate materials in previously selected patients.PMID:34979883 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2015546 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: H éctor Hugo Escutia-Cuevas Marco Alcantara Melendez Arnoldo Santos Jim énez-Valverde Gregorio Zaragoza-Rodriguez Antonio Vargas-Cruz Juan Francisco Garcia-Garcia Bayardo Antonio Ordonez-Salazar Antonio Flores-Morgado Guillermo Orozco Guerra Diego Alvar Source Type: research

Short-term results of serial cardiopulmonary exercise testing in adults with repaired coarctation of the aorta
CONCLUSION: In adults with repaired CoA, we found no significant change in peak VO2 during a mean follow-up of 3.5 years, yet a small increase in VE/VCO2 slope was observed. Higher age was predictive for a decline in percent-predicted peak VO2, starting in the third decade of life.PMID:34979884 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2015143 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Thomas Couck Roselien Buys B éatrice Santens Pieter De Meester Kaatje Goetschalckx Philip Moons Els Troost Alexander Van De Bruaene Werner Budts Source Type: research

Ischaemic versus non-ischaemic: how does heart failure aetiology affect pulmonary arterial capacitance and pulmonary artery pulsatility index in end-stage heart failure?
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 20:1-7. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1951999. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The aetiology of heart failure may have different effects on right ventricular (RV) function, pulmonary pressures and RV afterload. Pulmonary arterial capacitance (PAC) and pulmonary artery pulsatility index (PAPi) are novel haemodynamic indices used in determining RV afterload and RV function, respectively. We aimed to investigate whether there was a difference in PAC and PAPi between ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICMP) and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP) in patients with end-stage heart failure.METHODS AND RESULT...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zubeyde Bayram Cem Dogan Suleyman C Efe Busra Guvendi Ali Karagoz Rezzan Deniz Acar Samet Uysal Ravza Betul Aktas Fatih Yilmaz Ozgur Y Akbal Hacer Ceren Tokgoz Mehmet Kaan Kirali Cihangir Kaymaz Nihal Ozdemir Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

A response to percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in women with asymptomatic severe mitral stenosis before pregnancy
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 9:1. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886741 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2014109 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: İpek Büber Source Type: research

Autonomic symptoms and associated factors in patients with chronic heart failure
This study aims to explore self-perceived autonomic symptoms, associated factors, and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure.METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with documented chronic heart failure (men and women; 50-86 years) and 124 sex and age-matched controls participated in this study. The participants filled validated questionnaires about autonomic symptom profile (COMPASS 31), fatigue (CIS, Checklist for individual strength), anxiety and depression (HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression), and health-related quality of life (SF36). Non-parametric statistics were per...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hellen Da Silva Sofie Pardaens Marc Vanderheyden Johan De Sutter Heleen Demeyer Michel De Pauw Laurent Demulier Jan Stautemas Patrick Calders Source Type: research

Revascularization strategies in STEMI and multivessel disease
CONCLUSION: In hemodynamically stable STEMI patients, CR substantially reduced in-hospital and 1-year all-cause mortality and MACE.PMID:34875967 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1999570 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: In ês Almeida Joana Chin H élder Santos Mariana Santos Hugo Miranda Samuel Almeida Catarina Sousa Lurdes Almeida Centro Nacional de Colheita de Dados em Cardiologia, Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia, Coimbra, Portugal, Investigadores do Registo Nacio Source Type: research

Effects of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: The currently available evidence suggests that PBMV may be less effective in patients with AF than in those with SR. However, early treatment and appropriate management of AF patients undergoing PBMV may benefit the immediate and long-term outcomes.PMID:34866553 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1989837 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bojiang Liu Yunyun Wang Yingwu Liu Peng Wu Tong Li Source Type: research

Epicardial and pericoronary adipose tissue in severe COVID-19 infection
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 6:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2010009. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between epicardial and pericoronary adipose tissue thicknesses measured with computed tomography (CT) and severity of COVID-19 infection.METHODS: We recruited 504 patients admitted with RT-PCR-proven diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and underwent simultaneous Chest CT scanning. Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EAT) and pericardial adipose tissue thickness (PCAT) were measured by CT. Comparisons were performed between ICU admitting and non-ICU admitting patients were performed.RESULTS:...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: P ınar Turker Duyuler Serkan Duyuler Bekir Demirta ş Velihan Çayhan Source Type: research

Effects of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: The currently available evidence suggests that PBMV may be less effective in patients with AF than in those with SR. However, early treatment and appropriate management of AF patients undergoing PBMV may benefit the immediate and long-term outcomes.PMID:34866553 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1989837 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bojiang Liu Yunyun Wang Yingwu Liu Peng Wu Tong Li Source Type: research

Epicardial and pericoronary adipose tissue in severe COVID-19 infection
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 6:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2010009. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between epicardial and pericoronary adipose tissue thicknesses measured with computed tomography (CT) and severity of COVID-19 infection.METHODS: We recruited 504 patients admitted with RT-PCR-proven diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and underwent simultaneous Chest CT scanning. Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EAT) and pericardial adipose tissue thickness (PCAT) were measured by CT. Comparisons were performed between ICU admitting and non-ICU admitting patients were performed.RESULTS:...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: P ınar Turker Duyuler Serkan Duyuler Bekir Demirta ş Velihan Çayhan Source Type: research

Effects of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: The currently available evidence suggests that PBMV may be less effective in patients with AF than in those with SR. However, early treatment and appropriate management of AF patients undergoing PBMV may benefit the immediate and long-term outcomes.PMID:34866553 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.1989837 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bojiang Liu Yunyun Wang Yingwu Liu Peng Wu Tong Li Source Type: research

Epicardial and pericoronary adipose tissue in severe COVID-19 infection
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Dec 6:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2010009. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between epicardial and pericoronary adipose tissue thicknesses measured with computed tomography (CT) and severity of COVID-19 infection.METHODS: We recruited 504 patients admitted with RT-PCR-proven diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and underwent simultaneous Chest CT scanning. Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EAT) and pericardial adipose tissue thickness (PCAT) were measured by CT. Comparisons were performed between ICU admitting and non-ICU admitting patients were performed.RESULTS:...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: P ınar Turker Duyuler Serkan Duyuler Bekir Demirta ş Velihan Çayhan Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of left atrial thrombosis in atrial fibrillation patients treated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants
CONCLUSIONS: Among real-world patients with non-valvular AF treated with NOACs, we found a high incidence of LA/LAA thrombi compared to previous reports. The main predictors of LA/LAA thrombosis were a CHA2DS2-VASc score> 3 and obesity.PMID:34821203 | DOI:10.1080/00015385.2021.2005307 (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Filippo Angelini Pier Paolo Bocchino Mattia Peyracchia Andrea Saglietto Massimo Magnano Nicol ò Patanè Fabrizio D'Ascenzo Carla Giustetto Matteo Anselmino Fiorenzo Gaita Elisabetta Toso Source Type: research

Summary of 2020 ESC guidelines on non-STE ACS, adult congenital heart disease, sports cardiology and atrial fibrillation
Acta Cardiol. 2021 Nov 25:1-9. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2003062. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDuring the ESC congress in September 2020, the new ESC guidelines were presented and are available on the ESC website. The new guidelines describe management recommendations on following cardiovascular diseases: non-STE ACS, adult congenital heart disease, sports cardiology and atrial fibrillation. The present document gives a summary of these guidelines and highlights the most important recommendations and changes in the management of these diseases. It will help to increase awareness about the new guidelines and may stimulate...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marc J Claeys Antoine Bondue Patrizio Lancellotti Michel De Pauw Source Type: research