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Flail, aneurysm, perforation: enhanced visualisation of complex mitral valve damage in enterococcal endocarditis using 3D-echocardiography.
Authors: Wierzbowska-Drabik K, Damian Kasprzak J PMID: 28814177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Change of plasmalogen content of red blood cells in myocardial hypoxia and acidosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate changes in the physicochemical properties of the cell membrane in hypoxia. One of the most likely reasons of the increase of plasmalogen content in the membranes may be a more significant increase in activity of calcium-dependent phospholipases in comparison with the activity of calcium-independent plasmalogen phospholipases. PMID: 28814195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared with surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with anaemia.
Authors: D'Errigo P, Biancari F, Rosato S, Tamburino C, Ranucci M, Santoro G, Barbanti M, Ventura M, Fusco D, Seccareccia F Abstract OBJECTIVES: We compared the outcome of anaemic patients undergoing transcatheter (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for severe aortic valve stenosis. METHODS: Anaemic patients (haemoglobin
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Protocol-driven remote monitoring of cardiac resynchronization therapy as part of a heart failure disease management strategy.
CONCLUSIONS: Remote CRT follow-up resulted in 0.23 technical- versus 2.64 disease-related alerts annually. Rhythm and bioimpedance notifications constituted the majority of incoming notifications which triggered an actual intervention in 22% and 15% of cases, respectively. PMID: 28803515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A case of a giant right ventricular myxoma in the multimodality imaging era.
Authors: Brochado B, Rodrigues P, Magalhães S, Carvalho H, Torres S PMID: 28803522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Left ventricular noncompaction or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Both!
Authors: Brochado B, Cabral S, Pinheiro-Vieira A, Carvalho H, Torres S PMID: 28803523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A higher volume of fibrotic tissue on virtual histology prior to coronary stent implantation predisposes to more pronounced neointima proliferation.
CONCLUSION: Lesions with more voluminous fibrotic tissue pre-PCI show more pronounced in-stent neointima proliferation, even after correction for lesion plaque volume. PMID: 28799447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The impact of the latest echocardiographic chamber quantification recommendations on the prediction of left atrial appendage thrombus presence by transthoracic echocardiography.
CONCLUSIONS: Differentiation between normal and abnormal value enhanced the diagnostic meaning of LAVi in the aspect of higher LAAT risk. LVEF reclassification had no significant influence. PMID: 28799449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Syncope: current knowledge, uncertainties and strategies for management optimisation in the emergency department.
Authors: Numeroso F, Mossini G, Lippi G, Cervellin G Abstract Admission rates and expenditures for syncope remain high. This unsatisfactory management could be due to several factors, including lack of evidence-based strategy, poor accuracy of clinical decision rules, difficulty in disseminating guidelines, as well as uncertainties concerning management of intermediate-risk patients and role of observation protocols and syncope units. To optimise management, it has been proposed to adopt a pragmatic, symptoms-based definition of syncope and a classification related to the underlying mechanism rather than suspected ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Intrafissural fat mimicking pulmonary embolism!
Authors: Talebi S, Moradi A, Reyes HA, Pekler G, Hassen GW PMID: 28799455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Huge pericardial effusion with subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium in anorexia nervosa.
Authors: Docx MKF, Paelinck BP PMID: 28799456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Economic and social impact of increased cardiac rehabilitation uptake and cardiac telerehabilitation in Belgium - a cost-benefit analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Increased cardiac rehabilitation uptake rates can reduce the burden of disease, and the resulting benefits exceed its costs. This research supports the necessity for greater promotion and routine referral to cardiac rehabilitation to be made standard practice. The implementation of telerehabilitation as an adjunct is to be encouraged, especially for those patients unable to attend centre-based cardiac rehabilitation. PMID: 28799460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Magnetic resonance signature of a cardiac mass.
Authors: Sabet A, Haghighiabyaneh M, Ghashghaei R, Karimi A PMID: 28786754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The strength of the multivariable associations of major risk factors predicting coronary heart disease mortality is homogeneous across different areas of the Seven Countries Study during 50-year follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: The strength of the multivariable associations of four major traditional CHD risk factors with long-term CHD mortality appears to be relatively homogeneous across areas, pending needed further evidence. PMID: 28786758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association of MIR-499a expression and seed region variant (rs3746444) with cardiovascular disease in Egyptian patients.
Authors: Fawzy MS, Toraih EA, Hamed EO, Hussein MH, Ismail HM Abstract BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs could be powerful markers of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and its functional genetic variants could increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The current study aimed to quantify the microRNA (miR)-499a levels in serum of MI patients compared to hypertensive and healthy subjects and to investigate the association of its A/G variant rs3746444 with CVD in a sample of an Egyptian population. METHODS: Serum miR-499a relative expressions were measured in 110 acute MI patients, 76 hypertensive pa...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A simple discharge risk model for predicting 1-year mortality in hospitalised acute decompansated heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.
Authors: Karauzum K, Karauzum I, Ural D, Baydemir C, Aktas M, Celikyurt U, Kozdag G, Argan O, Bozyel S, Agir A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The risk stratification for prognosis in heart failure is very important for optimal disease management and decision making. The aim of this study was to establish a simple discharge 1-year mortality prediction model by integrating data obtained from demographic characteristics, clinical evaluation, laboratory biomarkers and echocardiographic evaluation of hospitalised heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients with acute decompensation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A ris...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Predictive value of exercise-induced atrial natriuretic peptide secretion for the presence of left atrial low-voltage areas in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.
The objective of our study was to assess the predictive value of the plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) level for the presence of LA-LVAs in patients with persistent AF (PeAF). Methods Seventy-two PeAF patients underwent an exercise stress test preprocedurally. LA voltage maps were created after PVI. Demographic, clinical and echocardiographic data were recorded. Plasma levels of ANP at baseline (ANP0) and increase induced by exercise (ΔANP) were also measured. Results Compared with patients without LA-LVAs, patients with LA-LVAs had a longer history of AF, higher CHADS2 score and higher ANP0 and lower...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - August 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The feasibility of substituting left atrial wall strain for flow velocity of left atrial appendage.
Authors: Miyoshi A, Nakamura Y, Kazatani Y, Ito H Abstract OBJECTIVE: Non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is frequently complicated by thromboembolism. Left atrial appendage (LAA) flow is a predictor of LAA thrombosis. LAA flow is measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is a semi-invasive diagnostic tool. Recently, speckle-tracking methods have been adapted for the evaluation of local cardiac function. We hypothesised that if we could determine LAA wall motion utilising a speckle tracking technique, we could non-invasively analyse LAA flow. METHODS: Sixty-three NVAF patients including 38 w...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

An unusual "preexcited" cause of presyncope.
An unusual "preexcited" cause of presyncope. Acta Cardiol. 2017 Jul 26;:1-2 Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Balaguru S, Abhilash SP, Valaparambil A PMID: 28745109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Dysfunction of the foetal arterial duct results in a wide spectrum of cardiovascular pathology.
CONCLUSIONS: An abnormal right heart on foetal four-chamber ultrasound view should alert the sonographer to the possible presence of foetal ductal dysfunction. Ductal occlusion, transient or fixed constriction, kinking and aneurysm formation are associated with foetal cardiopulmonary sequelae. Symptoms and pathology is probably related to the type, foetal age, rapidity of progression and duration of intrauterine ductal dysfunction. Correspondingly, clinical outcomes vary ranging from little or no symptoms to severe respiratory distress and even foetal or neonatal death. PMID: 28745124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A fulminant case of idiopathic giant cell myocarditis.
Authors: Schurmans W, Ector J, Verbeken E, Droogne W PMID: 28745125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

An unusual cause of cardiac tamponade following pericardial window formation.
Authors: O'Sullivan CJ, Kurz DJ PMID: 28745126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombosis: complete resolution by anticoagulation.
Authors: Binda C, Hubert E, Ennezat PV, Vincentelli A, Marechaux S PMID: 28745133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Giant left circumflex coronary artery aneurysm with fistula to the right atrium.
We present an unusual well-illustrated case of a strongly dilated circumflex coronary artery with formation of two giant aneurysms and fistulous communication towards the right atrium. PMID: 28745134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A rare emboligenic origin of ischaemic stroke.
Authors: Staels F, Van Durme F, Casselman F, Heyse A PMID: 28745135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Different CKD aetiologies and duration of ACE inhibitor/ARB use can also affect left ventricular functions.
Authors: Okşul M, Şener YZ, Çöteli C PMID: 28745136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Comparison of the long-term reproducibility of the walk test and of exercise peak oxygen consumption in patients with preserved exercise capacity.
CONCLUSIONS: The walking distance in an allotted time seems highly reproducible in the long-term. Its relationship with pVO2 remains stable over time. It could be of value for repeated assessment of patients' exercise capacity in a first step. Further evaluation in a larger population is needed to confirm our result and its usefulness in clinical practice. PMID: 28745141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Sudden unexplained cardiac deaths in young adults: a call for multidisciplinary approach.
Authors: Hudzik B, Hudzik M, Lekston A, Gasior M Abstract The investigation of death in young (
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Managing acute coronary syndrome caused by plaque erosion without stent implantation: a word of caution.
Authors: Vanhaverbeke M, Adriaenssens T, Goetschalckx K, Bogaert J, Sinnaeve PR PMID: 28730866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of iron deficiency on exercise capacity and outcome in heart failure with reduced, mid-range and preserved ejection fraction.
Authors: Martens P, Nijst P, Verbrugge FH, Smeets K, Dupont M, Mullens W Abstract BACKGROUND: Little information is available about the prevalence and impact on exercise capacity and outcome of iron deficiency in heart failure with mid-range (HFmrEF) and preserved (HFpEF) ejection fraction in comparison to heart failure with reduced ejection-fraction (HFrEF). Furthermore, no data is available about the progression of ID in patients without baseline anaemia. METHODS: We evaluated baseline iron and haemoglobin-status in a single-centre, prospective heart failure database. Baseline functional status, VO2max, echoc...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Cardiac autonomic recovery after strength exercise in lower and upper limbs.
Authors: Isidoro NJX, Santana MDR, Valenti VE, Garner DM, de Abreu LC Abstract Introduction Strength exercises influence the cardiovascular system by promoting autonomic adjustments induced by the increased metabolic demand and consequent increase in local blood flow. However, it is unclear whether there are differences between upper and lower limbs. We aimedto evaluate recovery of cardiac autonomic modulation afterstrengthexercise in upper and lower limbs. Methods We analysed 29 healthy male subjects physically active but not professional athletes aged between 20 and 35 years old. We analysed heart rat...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Epipericardial fat necrosis: an atypical cause of acute chest pain.
Authors: Lezcano Gort LE, Herrera Denis I, Romero Castro MJ, Kounka Z, Chipayo Gonzales D, Gómez Barrado JJ PMID: 28730876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Response of narrow QRS tachycardia to a premature ventricular ectopic rhythm. What is the mechanism?
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Thajudeen A, Namboodiri N, Valaparambil A PMID: 28730880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Left main coronary artery stenosis due to a protruding calcified nodule.
Authors: Triantafyllis AS, McCutcheon K, Adriaenssens T, Bennett J PMID: 28730916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Value of CHA2DS2-VASc score and gender in predicting PCI outcomes in ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Authors: Oncel CR, Kucuk M PMID: 28730926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Percutaneous coronary interventions of chronic total -occlusions; a review of clinical indications, treatment strategy and current practice.
Authors: Bennett J, Kayaert P, Bataille Y, Dens J Abstract Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are commonly encountered in patients undergoing coronary angiography, but percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO is currently infrequently performed owing to the perception of limited clinical benefit, high complexity and cost of intervention, and perceived risk of complications. Numerous observational studies have demonstrated that successful CTO revascularization is associated with better cardiovascular outcomes and enhanced quality of life (QOL). However, in the absence of randomized trials, its prognostic benefi...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Pulmonary embolism with large oscillating thrombus: an alternative approach.
Authors: Overeinder I, Nijs J, Droogmans S PMID: 28705046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Galectin-3 correlates with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and predicts the risk of ventricular -arrhythmias in patients with implantable defibrillators.
Authors: Oz F, Onur I, Elitok A, Ademoglu E, Altun I, Bilge AK, Adalet K Abstract Background Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a heritable disorder characterized by fibro-fatty replacement of right ventricular myocytes, increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Galectin-3 (GAL3) is known to play an important role in a number of fibrotic conditions, including cardiac fibrosis. Many studies have focused on the association between GAL3 levels and cardiac fibrosis in heart failure. However, the role of GAL3 in the pathogenesis of ARVD and ventricular arrhythmias has no...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Calcified masses on the mitral valve in a patient on -haemodialysis.
Authors: Muk Hwang S, Pierres F, Il Kim K, Won Kim J, Lee N, Kang MK PMID: 28705048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Acquired Gerbode defect - a rare complication of myocardial infarction.
Authors: Glaveckaite S, Palionis D, Valeviciene N, Kramena R, Laucevicius A PMID: 28705049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Right-sided pulmonary venous return to the inferior vena cava: an exceptional malformation.
Authors: Ellouze N, Farhat N, Desprechins B, Seghaye MC PMID: 28705051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Cardiac amyloidosis: pathogenesis, clinical context, diagnosis and management options.
Authors: Alkhawam H, Patel D, Nguyen J, Easaw SM, Al-Sadawi M, Syed U, Zaiem F, Homsi M, Vittorio TJ Abstract Amyloidosis covers a group of disorders that can manifest in virtually any organ system in the body and is thought to be secondary to misfolding of extracellular proteins with subsequent deposition in tissues. The precursor protein that is produced in excess defines the specific amyloid type. This requires histopathological confirmation using Congo-red dye with its characteristic demonstration of green birefringence under cross-polarized light. There are three main types of amyloidosis associated with cardi...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Radiofrequency perforation of the pulmonary valve: an efficient low cost solution.
Conclusion Results of the study show that it is feasible to perforate the pulmonary valve safely using this system. Availability, simplicity and cost are noteworthy benefits. PMID: 28705054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Ferrokinetics is associated with the left ventricular mass index in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Conclusion In patients with CKD, there is an association between ferrokinetics and LVMI. We have to be mindful not only of anaemia but also of ferrokinetics. PMID: 28705055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Applicability and procedural success rate of bioresorbable -vascular scaffolds for percutaneous coronary intervention in an all-comer cohort of 383 consecutive patients.
Authors: Schlundt C, Achenbach S, Felten F, Roether J, Marwan M, Nef H, Ludwig J, Tröbs M Abstract Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine applicability and procedural success of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an all-comer cohort. Background BVS use in bifurcations and severely calcified lesions is not recommended, and a relatively large crossing profile may cause limitations. It is has never been studied how widely BVS can be applied in all-comer cohorts. Methods In 383 consecutive patients (acute coronary syndrome: 124, stab...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Comparison of two European models estimating risk of -sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Conclusions Calculation of SCD risk using two models provides completely different risk estimates and consequently different guidance on SCD primary prevention. According to the 2003 model up to 85% of patients have indications for ICD, whereas based on the 2014 risk model only 20% of the patients had non-negligible SCD risk and are candidates for ICD therapy. SCD risk markers, used in the 2003 and 2014 models, have various discriminating power. PMID: 28705070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Short and long-term results after endovascular management of vascular complications during transfemoral aortic valve implantation.
Conclusions Our data confirm that endovascular treatment of access site complications related to TAVI is feasible, safe and efficacious, resulting in long-term vascular patency. PMID: 28705072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Factors associated with severity of sleep apnoea syndrome in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Authors: Tanaka A, Inaguma D, Ito E, Kamegai N, Kato A, Mizutani M, Shimogushi H, Shinjo H, Otsuka Y, Takeda A Abstract Background In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), prevalence of sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS) is reported to be markedly high. However, the factors associated with severity of SAS in such patients rarely have been reported. Methods This was a cross-sectional study of 100 stable non-dialysis patients with CKD who attended a CKD educational programme from April 2014 to August 2015. Diagnosis of SAS and its severity were assessed using a type-3 portable monitor. Results Eighty-si...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Serum allantoin and aminothiols as biomarkers of chronic heart failure.
Conclusion Our data show an imbalance of serum aminothiols and purine compounds in these CHF patients on adapted therapy. We suggest that the evaluation and control of these new markers may help improve the OS that participates in the progression of the disease. PMID: 28705092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Asymptomatic giant right atrial appendage aneurysm: a 7-year follow-up.
Authors: Chaumont M, David-Cojocariu A, Akkari K, Schulze D, Unger P PMID: 28705104 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - July 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research