Right ventricular regional deformation analysis in patients operated for tetralogy of Fallot.
Conclusion: Right ventricular basal inferior septal and apical longitudinal strain correlates with the measures of right ventricular performance on CMR. These parameters would be useful to monitor right ventricular performance in patients after tetralogy of Fallot repair. PMID: 32077378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Tetralogy of Fallot with coarctation: a rare case of dual outflow obstruction.
Authors: Goyal A, P KG, Ojha V, Kumar S PMID: 32056497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Uninterrupted anticoagulation during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: no difference in major bleeding and stroke between direct oral anticoagulants and vitamin K antagonists in an updated meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
Conclusion: Our meta-analysis suggests that uninterrupted DOAC is not superior to VKA in patients undergoing catheter ablation of AF with comparable rates of major bleeding and stroke. PMID: 32056498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation patients with the CHA2DS2-VASc score =1 (beyond sex).
Authors: Xie X, Li T Abstract Objective: We investigated the risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with 1 another stroke risk factor (i.e. CHA2DS2-VASc score =1 [males] or 2 [females]) and the impact of different component risk factors.Methods: Database were collected from two hospitals in the city of Hohhot in china. Among 3148 Nonvalvular AF patients not on antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy, we evaluated males with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 and females with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2. The clinical endpoint was the occurrence of ischaemic stroke.Results: Among 546 AF male patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc scor...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Diagnostic utility of the electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy criteria in specific populations.
Conclusions: The Dalfó criteria had the overall best accuracy in the detection of LVH, and specific populations. PMID: 32041487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

15-Year lipid profile effects on cardiovascular events adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors: a cohort study from Middle-East.
Authors: Sadeghi M, Golshahi J, Talaei M, Sheikhbahaei E, Ghodjani E, Mansouri M, Mansouri P, Sarrafzadegan N, Roohafza H Abstract Background: Dyslipidaemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, there are only a few long-term cohort studies. The aim of this unique study is to evaluate the effects of several lipid markers on cardiovascular outcomes during a 15-year follow-up from the Isfahan cohort study (ICS).Methods: This ongoing cohort study was started in 2001 in three cities of Iran. The study population includes 5432 individuals older than 35 years and with Iranian citizenship. All o...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Transposition of great arteries with coarctation of aorta: a rare association demonstrated on dual source CT.
Authors: Ojha V, Singh SP, Ponnuswamy KG, Jagia P PMID: 31996096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A single-centre cohort and short-term follow-up of patients who developed persistent new onset left bundle branch block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Authors: Akdemir B, Roukoz H Abstract Background: The most common conduction abnormality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is new-onset left bundle branch block (LBBB) with an exact frequency that varies based on the valve system used for TAVR. PPM implantation in patients with persistent new onset LBBB post TAVR is controversial. The primary objective of this study is to report PPM utilisation and mortality in this patient population.Methods: A TAVR registry included patients older than 18 years who underwent TAVR between March 2012 and June 2015 at University of Minnesota Medical Centre. ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Cardio-oncology: where do we stand for in Belgium?
Authors: Lancellotti P, De Pauw M, Claeys M Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer represent the two main causes of death in industrialised countries. Both share common risk factors (diabetes, obesity, hypertension, diet, smoking, etc.). The associated timing of CVD and cancer onset is thus largely influenced by modifiable risk factors. Advances in cancer treatment have extended the lives of patients with cancer, but for some at the cost of adverse cardiovascular events. The rapidly growing number of patients surviving cancer, often in the setting of advanced age, new or pre-existing CV disease and risk f...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

An unusual cause of late apical pseudoaneurysm.
Authors: Seabra de Carvalho D, Moreno N, Neto A, Oliveira I, Azevedo J, Pinto P PMID: 31928137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Summary of 2019 ESC Guidelines on chronic coronary syndromes, acute pulmonary embolism, supraventricular tachycardia and dislipidaemias.
Authors: Claeys MJ, Vandekerckhove Y, Cosyns B, Van de Borne P, Lancellotti P Abstract During the ESC congress in September 2019 in Paris, the new ESC guidelines were presented and are now available on the ESC website. The new guidelines describe management recommendations on following cardiovascular diseases: chronic coronary syndromes, acute pulmonary embolism, supraventricular tachycardia and dislipidaemias. 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 gu...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Determinants of changes in pulmonary artery pressure in patients with severe aortic stenosis treated by transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
This study sought to assess the relation between PAP and clinical and echocardiographic parameters in elderly patients with severe AS, as well as to identify the determinants of the change in PAP after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).Methods: The study included 170 subjects (age 81 ± 7 years, 45% men) with symptomatic severe AS who were treated by TAVI. They underwent a clinical evaluation and a transthoracic echocardiography before the TAVI procedure and 6 months after.Results: In a multivariable analysis, the independent predictors for baseline PAP were the body mass index (B...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Iron deficiency and heart failure.
Authors: Şener YZ, Okşul M, Bölek EÇ PMID: 31920152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Assessment of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction with speckle-tracking echocardiography in hyperthyroid and euthyroid Graves' disease and its correlation with serum TIMP-1.
Conclusion: Graves' disease coexists with impaired segmental and global longitudinal strain and increased TIMP-1 levels. This coexistence seems to be independent of serum thyroid hormone levels. PMID: 31910731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Iron deficiency in pulmonary arterial hypertension: prevalence and potential usefulness of oral supplementation.
Authors: Ghio S, Fortuni F, Capettini AC, Scelsi L, Greco A, Vullo E, Raineri C, Guida S, Turco A, Gargiulo C, Oltrona Visconti L Abstract Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of iron depletion in a prevalent population of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and to gain preliminary insights on the possibility of its treatment with oral drugs.Methods: Iron status was determined in 31 consecutive prevalent idiopathic patients with PAH. Iron depletion was defined as serum iron
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Predictive accuracy of CHA2DS2-VASc score in determining the high thrombus burden in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
Conclusions: CHA2DS2-VASc score can be used as a simple and reliable tool to predict high thrombus burden in NSTEMI patients undergoing PCI. PMID: 31900050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Clinical significance of 12 lead ECG changes in patients undergoing pericardiocentesis for cardiac tamponade.
Conclusion: We found that although electrical alternans and low voltage were associated with cardiac tamponade, none of the ECG variables were highly sensitive or specific for the diagnosis, reproducibly changed after drainage or predicted recurrent effusion post-pericardiocentesis. PMID: 31881163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The high dose unfractionated heparin is related to less radial artery occlusion rates after diagnostic cardiac catheterisation: a single centre experience.
Conclusions: High dose UFH was independently associated with a lower rate of RAO. Given that RAO nearly affects about 10% patient underwent TRA, prefer to high dose UFH may be a reasonable choice for RAO prevention. PMID: 31869279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Mitral annular calcification predicted major cardiovascular events in patients presented with acute coronary syndrome and underwent percutaneous coronary intervention.
Conclusion: In patients presented with ACS and underwent PCI, MAC detected by TTE was an independent predictor for MACE during the long-term follow-up. PMID: 31846583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The effects of marital status on outcome of heart failure population: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Kewcharoen J, Thangjui S, Kanitsoraphan C, Techorueangwiwat C, Mekraksakit P, Vutthikraivit W Abstract Background: Traditional risk factors for worse outcome in heart failure (HF) are well-established. However, there are still many unknown risk factors for worse outcome in this population. Several studies have shown that unmarried status is associated with an increased risk of rehospitalization and mortality in HF patients. However, there is no systematic review or meta-analysis to confirm this association. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the effect of marital status on outcom...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A simple parameter for long-term mortality in acute heart failure patients: serum albumin.
Authors: Çınar T, Hayıroğlu Mİ, Çiçek V, Orhan AL PMID: 31813324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Presence of fragmented QRS may be associated with complex ventricular arrhythmias in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus.
In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between fQRS and complex VAs in patients with DM.Methods: Three hundred and thirty-six consecutive patients who were diagnosed with DM were included in the study. The control group consisted of 275 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals. ECG and transthoracic echocardiography were performed in all the patients. fQRS was defined as additional R' wave or notching/splitting of S wave in two contiguous ECG leads. All the patients underwent 24-h Holter monitoring and VAs were classified using Lown's scoring system. Lown class ≥ 3 VAs were considered as complex VAs.Resu...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Ventricular septal defect and infective endocarditis.
Authors: Bernard AC, Marchetta S, Dulgheru R, Pierard LA, Lancellotti P PMID: 31762396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Effects of anaemia on TAVR outcomes.
Authors: Şener YZ, Okşul M, Pehlivan M PMID: 31755812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Mitral annular calcification and its severity predict high risk for cardio-embolic stroke in elderly patients with first diagnosed atrial fibrillation.
This study was performed to assess whether presence of MAC and its severity predict cardio-embolic stroke in elderly patients with first diagnosed AF.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 72 elderly patients suffering from acute cardio-embolic stroke with first diagnosed AF and 79 elderly control group patients with first diagnosed AF and without stroke were investigated. A parasternal short-axis view at the level of the mitral annulus was used for MAC measurements. The severity of MAC was measured from the anterior to posterior edge at its greatest width.Results: MAC thicknesses were significantly higher in the stroke g...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association between statin use and high-sensitive troponin levels.
Authors: Şener YZ, Okşul M PMID: 31738654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Myocardial strain characteristics at different interventricular pacing timings: implications for device programming and long-term clinical outcomes in patients with cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
Authors: Singh A, Karnik R, Shah AN, Chutani S, Kantharia BK Abstract Aims: Response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in patients with heart failure depends on the degree of correction of electromechanical dyssynchrony between the left and right ventricles (LV, RV). It is not known whether chronic programming of interventricular (VV) intervals based on characterisation of myocardial strain at different pacing intervals performed acutely would have better long-term clinical outcomes. We hence aimed to evaluate this relationship between speckle tracking strain patterns and rates at different VV intervals an...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Safety and feasibility of same-day discharge after elective percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy: a prospective, single-center registry in India.
This study aimed to assess safety and feasibility of SDD in patients undergoing elective PBMV because of severe MV stenosis in a tertiary-care hospital in India.Methods: From January 2018 to November 2018, patients with a diagnosis of severe MV stenosis were treated with PBMV at our institution. Among these patients, those suitable for SDD were prospectively included in this registry. Vascular access was achieved in forearm arteries and femoral veins. Clinical, echocardiographic and hemodynamic features were collected before and after PBMV. The primary outcome was 30-day mortality. The secondary outcome was incidence of in...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Feasibility of right coronary artery first ergonovine provocation test.
Conclusions: The RCA-first IC ergonovine provocation test is feasible, and the RCA-alone spasm provocation could be acceptable except in an intermediate response, highly clinically suspected cases, or high-risk patients. PMID: 31707937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A wolf in sheep's clothing, inferior STEMI in a 19 years old man.
Authors: Devlin P, Alkhalil M, Cromie N, Owens C PMID: 31707968 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Determinants of maximal dose titration of sacubitril/valsartan in clinical practice.
Conclusion: Uptitration to the maximal dose of sacubitril/valsartan is possible in up to 32% of real-world HFrEF-patients in our cohort, which relates to both patient characteristics' as well as heart failure care-related factors. PMID: 31697901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Keeping up to date: a current review of wearable cardioverter defibrillator use.
Authors: Ashraf S, Ilyas S, Siddiqui F, Ando T, Shokr M, Panaich S, Briasoulis A, Afonso L, Khan M Abstract The introduction of wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD) provides a novel means of protection in select patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. The WCD can safely record and terminate life-threatening arrhythmias. In this review, we explore the data behind indications for WCD use and discuss its limitations. We searched PubMed, Google Scholar and Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials for relevant studies. The VEST trial, the first randomised controlled trial on WCD use, did not show sta...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Triple-valve infective endocarditis and complications.
Authors: Santos H, Almeida I, Miranda H, Santos M, Almeida S, Almeida L, Tavares J PMID: 31679463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association between fragmented QRS complexes and left-ventricular dysfunction in anabolic androgenic steroid users.
Conclusion: In conclusion, our study demonstrated that fQRS is a parameter that can beused to determine left ventricle subclinical systolic and diastolic dysfunction in AS users. It can be used for cessation of drug use, especially in long-term use. PMID: 31663816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - November 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Giant right coronary artery aneurysm on cardiac CT.
Authors: Yoshihara S, Yaegashi T, Matsunaga M, Naito M PMID: 31652091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Initial experience and procedural efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation using the fourth-generation cryoballoon - a step forward?
Conclusions: The novel CB4 provides both, a high acute efficacy and a high rate of real time electrical PV-recordings, thus facilitating individual ablation strategies based on TTI. PMID: 31630633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Mastery versus self-directed blended learning in basic life support: a randomised controlled trial.
Conclusions: All blended learning models were highly time-effective since the face-to-face component only took 45 minutes and learning outcomes adhered to guidelines. PMID: 31617447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Interesting case of 2:1 tachycardia to 1:1 tachycardia.
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Das D, Valaparambil A PMID: 31617833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Association of the positive T wave in lead aVR with short-term mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism.
Authors: Yelgeç NS, Karataş MB, Karabay CY, Çanga Y, Şimşek B, Çalık AN, Emre A Abstract Background: Lead aVR provides prognostic information in various settings for patients with cardiovascular diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of a positive T wave in lead aVR (TaVR) for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). Methods: We screened a total of 412 consecutive patients who were hospitalised with a diagnosis of APE between 2008 and 2018. We investigated electrocardiograms (ECGs) for the presence of a positive TaVR and classified other abnormal ECG find...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair using MitraClip device for significant tricuspid regurgitation: novel treatment for a common problem.
Authors: Debonnaire P, Coussement P, Van der Heyden J PMID: 31599698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Paul M. Vanhoutte, pioneer of cardiovascular biology and mentor of numerous fellows worldwide dies in Paris.
Authors: Lüscher TF, Pierard LA PMID: 31588848 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Whole exome sequencing in a large pedigree with DCM identifies a novel mutation in RBM20.
Conclusions: We report the identification of a novel mutation in RBM20 by WES in a large pedigree with DCM. PMID: 31583969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Predictors of recurrence after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation.
Authors: Şener YZ, Okşul M, Akkaya F PMID: 31577521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Improvement of functional capacity in sacubitril-valsartan treated patients assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise test.
Authors: Malfatto G, Ravaro S, Caravita S, Baratto C, Sorropago A, Giglio A, Tomaselli M, Parati G, Villani A Abstract Neprilisin and angiotensin receptor inhibition (Sacubitril/Valsartan, i.e. ARNI) is recommended in heart failure guidelines for patients in NYHA class II-III with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). ARNI increase survival and quality of life; due to their hemodynamic effects, ARNI could also affect exercise tolerance. We studied the effects of ARNI on cardiopulmonary test (CPET) after six months of treatment in 35 patients [67 ± 11 years; LVEF 31 &p...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The electrocardiographic changes associated with hypothermia: the Osborn wave.
Authors: Cortese F, Paglia A, Contuzzi R, Andriani A, Truncellito L, Calculli G PMID: 31564219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) versus vitamin K antagonist (VKA) among patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusions: The current study found that the risk of all-cause death was significantly reduced but the risk of ischaemic stroke, major bleeding and intracranial bleeding were not significantly different between patients with AF and HCM who had received DOACs and those who received VKA. PMID: 31558097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Sinus of valsalva aneurysm: three different presentations, three different solutions.
Authors: Chamorro NR, Cervetti MR, Camporrotondo M, Espinoza JC, Piccinini F, Vrancic M, Navia D PMID: 31558104 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

sST2 adds to the prognostic value of Gal-3 and BNP in chronic heart failure.
Conclusion: Simultaneous sST2 and Gal-3 elevation is associated with poorer prognosis compared to either alone, regardless of BNP levels, and the prognostic capacity of sST2 is independent of MRA therapy. PMID: 31560863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Three vessel coronary artery-left ventricular microfistulae with angina pectoris.
Authors: Zeng J, Li G, Pan LA, Tao JH, Huang H PMID: 31553894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Paul M. Vanhoutte, pioneer of cardiovascular biology and mentor of numerous fellows worldwide dies in Paris.
Authors: Lüscher TF, Pierard LA PMID: 31543061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - September 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research