Propofol associated Brugada - like coved type electrogardiogram in a trauma patient with a fatal outcome.
Authors: Paramythiotou E, Ntai K, Dimopoulos G, Armaganidis A PMID: 30003838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Giant dissecting aortic aneurysm in a chronic amphetamine user.
Authors: Van Kolen K, Spapen J, Vaerenberg M PMID: 29975172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

New-onset atrial fibrillation is associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: New-onset AF is associated with worse outcome in critically ill patients. Further studies should be done to evaluate for causality and adjust for confounders. PMID: 29975173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

An interesting case of narrow QRS tachycardia with rightward axis.
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Sambaturu K, Valaparambil A PMID: 29975181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Reference values for maximum work rate in apparently healthy Dutch/Flemish adults: data from the LowLands fitness registry.
Authors: Van de Poppe DJ, Hulzebos E, Takken T, Low-Land Fitness Registry Study group Abstract BACKGROUND: The peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) test is the gold standard for cardiorespiratory fitness. However, the test is demanding, requiring sophisticated apparatus for measuring the oxygen uptake. Peak work rate (WRpeak) testing is a promising substitute for peak VO2peak testing. However, there is a paucity of research conducted to determine reference values (RVs) for WRpeak. METHODS: The database from the LowLands fitness registry was used, containing data from health checks from apparently healthy subjects among...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Respirophasic desaturation in multivalvar rheumatic heart disease.
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Gopalakrishnan A, Valaparambil A Abstract A 28-year-old lady with rheumatic heart disease presented with dyspnoea and overt right heart failure and was admitted for stabilization. She had respirophasic desaturation predominantly during inspiration. Trans-oesophageal echocardiography revealed the aetiology of the same and dictated the management strategy. PMID: 29909737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of sacubitril/valsartan on heart failure admissions: insights from real-world patient prescriptions.
Authors: Martens P, Lambeets S, Lau C, Dupont M, Mullens W Abstract BACKGROUND: Sacubitril/valsartan reduced heart failure (HF)-admissions and cardiovascular mortality in the PARADIGM-HF-trial. However, real-world patients are often frailer and less able to tolerate high doses of sacubitril/valsartan. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients prescribed sacubitril/valsartan in a single tertiary HF-clinic between December 2016 and January 2018. HF-admissions were assessed in a paired fashion, comparing the amount of antecedent HF-episodes with incident HF-episodes after the initiatio...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Alteration at transcriptional level of cardiac renin-angiotensin system by letrozole treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Letrozole can induce significant changes in some RAS related genes. These alterations are important to understand the pathways and consequences beyond cardiac events induced by breast cancer treatments. PMID: 29909753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The path to surgery in carcinoid heart disease: a retrospective study and a multidisciplinary proposal of a new algorithm.
CONCLUSION: Mortality after valve replacement for CHD remains high. A probably underestimated cause is late referral for cardiac surgery. We propose a systematic, multidisciplinary approach to all carcinoid syndrome patients. PMID: 29914291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of randomized trials on percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure for prevention of migraine.
CONCLUSION: PFO closure might be beneficial in migraine patients by reducing migraine attacks and migraine days, especially in patients whose majority of migraine attacks are with aura. However, those benefits were not associated with an improvement in responders' rate or complete resolution of migraine; raising concerns on the magnitude of clinical benefit of PFO closure in migraine prevention. PMID: 29914296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Variability of longitudinal strain measurements: levelling the playing field.
Authors: Mirea O, Corîci OM, Berceanu M, Donoiu I, Militaru C, Istratoaie O Abstract Speckle tracking echocardiography offers a unique opportunity to evaluate myocardial function, and global longitudinal strain (GLS) is currently recommended as a measurement of global left ventricular function. To facilitate clinical applicability of the method, collective efforts have been made to standardise strain measurements and to raise awareness of the potential sources of variability. The purpose of this review is to familiarise the reader with the most common sources of variability of longitudinal strain measurements...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Novel use of the AGILISTM-NxT steerable introducer-sheath in a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and anomalous origin of the right coronary artery.
Authors: Völz S, Ioanes D, Fagman E, Petursson P, Odenstedt J PMID: 29914298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Elevated oxidative DNA damage in patients with coronary artery disease and its association with oxidative stress biomarkers.
The objective of the present study was to evaluate oxidative DNA damage in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and to explore the relationship of oxidised purine and pyrimidine with oxidative stress. METHODS: The study participants (n = 100) included 50 patients and unrelated 50 age-, sex- and population-subgroup (Jat Sikhs)-matched healthy controls. Oxidative DNA damage using the modified enzymatic comet in PBLs, and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, total oxidant status (TOS) and total antioxidant status (TAS) in blood serum samples using spectrophotometric meth...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Finding of an unknown loss.
Authors: Pauwels R, Gheeraert P, De Backer T PMID: 29914301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association between Lp(a) and small dense LDL in menopausal women without metabolic syndrome.
Authors: Gentile M, Iannuzzo G, Mattiello A, Marotta G, Rubba F, Iannuzzi A, Panico S, Rubba P Abstract BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein (a) (Lp [a]) is associated with premature atherosclerosis in menopausal women without metabolic syndrome (MS). MS is the main confounder in the relationship between Lp(a) and atherosclerosis in menopausal women. We have evaluated the relationship between Lp(a) and small dense-low density lipoprotein (sd-LDL) in 228 menopausal women participating to Progetto Atena. METHODS: Lp(a) was measured and LDL particle separation was performed: mean LDL diameter and LDL score (% of sd-LDL) partic...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Neopterin as a novel marker; well correlated with mortality and morbidity in patients with advanced systolic heart failure.
Authors: Demir Ş, Ede H, Kaplan M, Yavuz F, Yücel C, Kurt İH Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is research relation of serum neopterin level with mortality and morbidity due to systolic HF and also its role in diagnosis of patients with systolic HF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-one patients with systolic heart failure (HF group) and eighty-one age- and gender-matched healthy subjects (the control group) were enrolled in the study. Echocardiographic examination was performed accordingly. At the beginning of the study, serum B type natriuretic peptide (BNP), neopterin, and high sensitive C-reactive...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Early detection strain/strain rate and time to strain/strain rate abnormalities for left atrial mechanical function in hypertensive patients.
CONCLUSION: LA mechanical function was impaired in hypertensive patients with preserved LA and LV ejection fraction compared to the controls. Although the PS and PSR were decreased for the RP and COP of LA mechanical phases, the TPS/TPSR were prolonged in the HT patients compared to the controls. This might be additional diagnosis criteria to detect the LA myocardial dysfunction and might be a predisposing factor for atrial arrhythmia formation in the hypertensive patients. PMID: 29914305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A mathematical modelling analysis of the response of blood pressure and heart rate to submaximal exercise.
Authors: Iconaru EI, Georgescu L, Ciucurel C Abstract OBJECTIVE: According to Golden ratio (GR) and Fibonacci sequence, models of the organisation of various structures can be encountered in biology, medicine, architecture and engineering. Recent studies indicate that GR can be highlighted in the organisation and physiological functioning of the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to investigate the cardiovascular homeostasis during rest and exercise testing by determining the GR validity at the dynamic level of systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP) and heart rate (HR) values. METHODS AN...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Role of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices in delivering individualized disease-guided management of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and high bleeding risk.
Authors: Mascarenhas DAN, Sharma M, Ziegler PD, Kantharia BK Abstract BACKGROUND: Many patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) with high risk for thromboembolic stroke and bleeding may not wish to continue long-term oral anticoagulants (OACs) to avoid bleeding complications. We aimed to investigate whether AF burden assessment by cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) would allow an individualised disease-guided approach for safe withdrawal of long-term OAC in high-risk patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 145 patients (age 77.6 ± 10.6 years; 49.7% females)...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Correction to: Georges et  al., Quality assessment in Belgian arrhythmology: the Belgian heart rhythm association (BeHRA) databases.
Correction to: Georges et al., Quality assessment in Belgian arrhythmology: the Belgian heart rhythm association (BeHRA) databases. Acta Cardiol. 2018 May 29;:1 Authors: PMID: 29842841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - May 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Is ticagrelor worth its high cost and side-effects?
Authors: Guerbaai RA, Mahata I, Maréchaux S, Le Jemtel TH, Ennezat PV Abstract Ticagrelor is a reversible P2Y12 receptor antagonist that is more potent than clopidogrel. When used in combination with aspirin, it reduces cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, unbiased review of 5 randomised controlled trials indicates that although statistically significant, the clinical superiority of ticagrelor over clopidogrel is modest. Thus, identification of patients who benefit the most from ticagrelor is a priority. Besides bleeding issues, ticagrelor can frequently cause bouts of dys...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - May 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Regular QRS complex tachycardia: think outside the box.
Authors: Patel H, Rampal U, Sundermurthy Y, Shah P, Shamoon F, Tiyyagura S PMID: 29695217 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - April 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion: single center experience with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug.
CONCLUSION: Antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous LAAO is needed to prevent thrombotic complications, yet these impose bleeding complications in this high-risk population. Further efforts are needed to define the optimal duration of DAPT, aimed at reducing bleeding complications while maintaining a low thrombosis rate. PMID: 29607737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Spironolactone to increase natriuresis in congestive heart failure with cardiorenal syndrome.
DISCUSSION: Spironolactone use upfront in AHF patients at high risk for cardiorenal syndrome is safe and increases natriuresis. PMID: 29587582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Idiopathic pericardial cyst causing heart failure.
Authors: Valschaerts AS, Dupont M, Seldrum S PMID: 29569519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Age at death of major cardiovascular diseases in 13 cohorts. The seven countries study of cardiovascular diseases 45-year follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: AD is a useful indicator of previous health and aging populations. STR and HDUE are diseases appearing later in life, thus being associated with a higher AD compared with CHD mortality. PMID: 29570017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in a lamin A/C gene mutation related cardiomyopathy patient with persistent left atrial appendage thrombus: a case report.
Authors: De Roeck F, Scott B, Verheye S, Vermeersch P PMID: 29570041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Hemangioma of the mitral valve as a rare, incidental finding in an adult female.
Authors: Castelein T, Van Praet F, Van Der Steen K, Van Camp G PMID: 29557726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Idiopathic enlargement of the right atrium.
Authors: Paris C, Dulgheru RE PMID: 29557736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Major adverse cardiovascular events while awaiting staged non-culprit percutaneous coronary intervention after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with STEMI and MVD who, based on clinical judgement, were allocated to a second admission SR strategy had very few adverse events during the waiting period and excellent long-term outcomes. PMID: 29560788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

QT prolongation and sudden cardiac death risk in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Authors: Patel SI, Ackerman MJ, Shamoun FE, Geske JB, Ommen SR, Love WT, Cha SS, Bos JM, Lester SJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remains complex. The goal of this study was to assess electrocardiogram (ECG)-derived risk factors on SCD in a large HCM population Methods: Retrospective review of adults with HCM evaluated at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN from 1 December 2002 to 31 December 2012 was performed. Data inclusive of ECG and 24-hour ambulatory Holter monitor were assessed. SCD events were documented by ventricular fibrillation (VF) note...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Beyond JNC 8: implications for evaluation and management of hypertension in underserved populations.
Authors: Burns J, Persaud-Sharma D, Green D Abstract In the United States, hypertension is a significant medical problem that affects nearly 1 in 3 adults, causes thousands of deaths annually, and costs the nation billions of dollars annually for medical management in terms of hospitalisations, lost wages, and pharmacotherapy. The management guidelines of hypertension have greatly varied between different healthcare organisations including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Joint National Committee (JNC-7, 8). One of the points of contention is the generalisab...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Rare congenital cardiac anomalies in an asymptomatic athlete.
Authors: Silveira I, Trêpa M, Rodrigues P, Oliveira F PMID: 29488441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Technical aspects and limitations of fractional flow reserve measurement.
CONCLUSIONS: Authors describe frequent technical mistakes and malpractice during invasive assessment of lesion severity in coronary arteries. PMID: 29482446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

NOACs only for those who cannot tolerate a VKA: where is the evidence?
Authors: Bhagirath VC, Cosyns B, Eikelboom JW Abstract The 2016 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in preference to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. A recent report from the Belgian Healthcare Knowledge Centre (KCE) raised concerns about the results of the phase 3 randomised trials that led to the approval of the NOACs for this indication and concluded that NOACs should only be used for patients who fail or cannot undergo treatment with a vitamin K antagonist because they cannot achieve stable INR values. ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Subacute prosthesis migration and rotation following percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Authors: Akyuz AR, Korkmaz L, Sayar U, Mataracı İ PMID: 29475406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The predictive role of modified TIMI risk index in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
In this study, we evaluated the additional prognostic value of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level to the TRI in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We evaluated the in-hospital and long-term (3-year) prognostic value of modified TRI (mTRI) in patients with STEMI. The mTRI is calculated using the following equation; mTRI = (TRI × BUN)/10. Patients were stratified into 5 groups according to 20-point increments of mTRI. RESULTS: The patients with higher mTRI had significantly higher in-hospital and long-term mortality. The risk for in-hospital and l...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Quality assessment in Belgian arrhythmology: the Belgian heart rhythm association (BeHRA) databases.
This report presents and discusses, on behalf of the Belgian College of Cardiology, the evolution of the peer review process in arrhythmology, focussing on pacemaker implantation. Data from the last 22 years are compared. The national annual increase in implants is around 1%, clinical patient characteristics remained stable over the years while dual chamber pacing was proportionally increasing. Analyses of the normalised sick sinus and complete atrioventricular block ratios revealed a quite homogenous practice between centres and patient district with the only exception of the two more crowded districts. Battery longevity ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Lifestyle behaviour and risk factor control in coronary patients: Belgian results from the cross-sectional EUROASPIRE surveys.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to the overall EUROASPIRE results in Europe, Belgian CHD patients seem to do slightly better. However, tackling obesity, physical inactivity, hypertension and psychosocial distress remains an important challenge in the management of coronary patients. PMID: 29458303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A quality project for radiation reduction in the cath lab.
Authors: de Ceuninck M, Muyldermans P, van de Walle S, Bergez B, Haspeslagh R, Stammen F, Dujardin K Abstract The radiation exposure in the cath lab of patients, cardiologists, and nurses was measured during three consecutive periods of 8 weeks. The first 8 weeks the baseline radiation exposure was obtained. In the second period standard incidences for coronarography and frame rate were changed, without compromising the image quality of the examination. In the third period, a pelvic shield covered the lower part of the patient. This pilot quality project demonstrates that further significant reduction in radiation ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A predominant cardiac phenotype of Anderson-Fabry disease in presence of a MYBPC3 gene mutation and a LAMA4 gene mutation.
Authors: Laenens D, Koopman P, Cools T PMID: 29415625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Prevention of minor myocardial injury after elective percutaneous coronary intervention: comparison of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel.
CONCLUSIONS: Present study showed that the combination of ticagrelor and aspirin was more effective than combination of clopidogrel and aspirin in decreasing MMI and MACEs after elective stenting. PMID: 29357752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Wide QRS alternans caused by propafenone toxicity.
Authors: Tomcsányi J, Tomcsányi K PMID: 29343177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Coronary anomaly: when you think you've seen it all.
Authors: Holvoet W, Mihl C, Ruiters AW, Kietselaer BLJH, Bekkers SCAM PMID: 29336217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Early prognosis and predictor analysis for positive coronary angiography after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
Authors: Higny J, Guédès A, Jamart J, Hanet C, Gabriel L, Dangoisse V, de Meester de Ravenstein C, Schroeder E Abstract BACKGROUND: Key predictors of survival after OHCA have been described in the literature. Current guidelines recommend emergency angiography in patients without an obvious extra-cardiac cause of arrest. However, the value of this strategy is debated. Moreover, diagnosis of acute coronary ischaemia after OHCA remains challenging, especially in patients without ST-segment elevation. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify qualitative variables associated with an increased ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Predictive value of metabolic syndrome definitions in patients with myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation - are they all the same?
CONCLUSION: Metabolic syndrome according to the NCEP-ATP III definition was associated with increased risk of the development of new cardiovascular events among the patients with STEMI. PMID: 29334329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Hospitalization-associated disability in older adults with valvular heart disease: incidence, risk factors and its association with care processes.
CONCLUSION: Half of the older adults with VHD developed HAD. The results indicate a potential association between HAD and care processes, which could be used as quality measures and intervention targets. Validation in larger cohort studies is recommended. PMID: 29301463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Exercise-induced asthma related to aortic regurgitation in ankylosing spondylitis.
Authors: Ennezat PV, Bruneval P, Stephanov O, Chavanon O PMID: 29298640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Prinzmetal Angina can kill twice.
Authors: Castelein T, Tavernier R, Muyldermans L PMID: 29298643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Drug-induced arterial hypertension - a frequently ignored cause of secondary hypertension: a review.
Authors: Diaconu CC, Dediu GN, Iancu MA Abstract The prevalence of hypertension is likely to grow during the future years, mainly due to aging of the population and increasing prevalence of obesity, as an important risk factor for hypertension. One of the main causes of secondary hypertension, frequently ignored, is represented by certain categories of drugs, that can induce hypertension, increase the blood pressure values in previously controlled hypertension, decrease the effects of antihypertensive medication or induce a hypertensive emergency. These drugs may be over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs or pr...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research