Structural valve degeneration: Redo or valve-in-valve? Enough meta-analysis and retrospective studies, we need a randomised trial
Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2021 Feb 15:S1875-2136(21)00027-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acvd.2021.02.001. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33602625 | DOI:10.1016/j.acvd.2021.02.001 (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - February 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guillaume Lebreton Source Type: research

Structural valve degeneration: Redo or valve-in-valve? Enough meta-analysis and retrospective studies, we need a randomised trial.
PMID: 33602625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lebreton G Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Performance of EuroSCORE II and Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk scores in elderly patients undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: In this cohort, EuroSCORE II and STS scores did not perform as well in elderly patients as in younger patients. Elderly patients may be at increased postoperative risk, regardless of risk score. PMID: 33558164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Taleb Bendiab T, Brusset A, Estagnasié P, Squara P, Nguyen LS Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Triglycerides and risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: An update.
Abstract Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is a well-known causal factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and is the primary target of lipid-lowering therapy. There is, however, still a substantial risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events despite intensive statin therapy, and data from clinical trials suggest that an elevated concentration of triglycerides is a marker of residual cardiovascular risk on low-density lipoprotein-lowering therapy. Serum triglycerides are a biomarker for triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and several lines of evidence indicate that triglyceride-rich lipoproteins ...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Farnier M, Zeller M, Masson D, Cottin Y Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Usefulness of remote monitoring for the early detection of back-up mode in implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
CONCLUSIONS: Reversion to back-up mode is a very rare event, accounting for 0.06% of total alerts; remote monitoring facilitates the early detection of this critical event to resolve the problem faster than the next scheduled follow-up. Remote monitoring can prevent serious damage to the patient and avoids systematic ambulatory control of the ICD after each radiotherapy session. PMID: 33526375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guédon-Moreau L, Finat L, Klein C, Kouakam C, Marquié C, Klug D, Potelle C, Ninni S, Brigadeau F, Mirabel X, Lacroix D Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Thromboembolic events in atrial fibrillation: Different level of risk and pattern between peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease.
CONCLUSIONS: PAD or CAD in patients with AF did not contribute equally to the risk prediction and presentation of IS and STE. Patients with polyvascular disease should be considered at higher risk than those with either condition. PMID: 33518472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lin YS, Wu VC, Chen YL, Liu CH, Chen HC, Lee WC, Yang TY, Aboyans V, Chen MC Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Prevalence, clinical determinants and prognostic implications of coronary procedural complications of percutaneous coronary intervention in non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Insights from the contemporary multinational TAO trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Few data are available on procedural complications of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the setting of acute coronary syndrome in the contemporary era. AIM: We sought to describe the prevalence of procedural complications of PCI in a non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS) cohort, and to identify their clinical characteristics and association with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients randomized in TAO (Treatment of Acute coronary syndrome with Otamixaban), an international randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01076764) that comp...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Abtan J, Wiviott SD, Sorbets E, Popovic B, Elbez Y, Mehta SR, Sabatine MS, Bode C, Pollack CV, Cohen M, Moccetti T, Laanmets P, Faxon D, Okreglicki A, Ducrocq G, Steg PG, TAO investigators Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Anterograde blood flow associated with modified Blalock-Taussig shunt does not modify pulmonary artery growth compared with modified Blalock-Taussig shunt alone.
Fouilloux V Abstract BACKGROUND: The main difference between extreme tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and pulmonary atresia with ventricle septal defect (PA/VSD) is anterograde pulmonary blood flow (APBF). It is speculated that the association of modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) with APBF favours shunt thrombosis, but promotes better pulmonary artery growth. AIM: To compare pulmonary artery growth after mBTS between TOF and PA/VSD. METHODS: From 1995 to 2018, 77 mBTS procedures were performed in infants (aged
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lenoir M, Desnous B, Rahmani B, El Gueddari N, Aries É, El Louali F, Aldebert P, Ovaert C, Metras D, Macé L, Fouilloux V Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

It's never too early to beat your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
PMID: 33509745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bergerot C, Angoulvant D, Lemesle G, Barone-Rochette G, Mewton N, Mach F Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Prosthesis-patient mismatch is an independent predictor of congestive heart failure after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
We reported previously an increased risk of PPM with the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve (S3-THV). AIMS: To investigate the association of PPM with 1-year outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) implanted with S3-THV. METHODS: Moderate PPM was defined by an indexed effective orifice area (iEOA)≤0.85cm2/m2, and severe PPM by an iEOA1000; P
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Theron A, Lavagna F, Gaubert G, Resseguier N, Porto A, Ferrara J, Jaussaud N, Morera P, Cuisset T, Deharo P, Collart F Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for the diagnosis of native valve infective endocarditis: A prospective study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has recently been added as a major criterion in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines. PET/CT is currently used in patients with suspected prosthetic valve and cardiac device-related endocarditis. However, the value of the ESC classification and the clinical impact of PET findings are unknown in patients with native valve endocarditis (NVE). AIMS: Our aims were: to assess the value of the ESC criteria (including PET/CT) in NVE; to determine the usefulness of P...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Philip M, Delcourt S, Mancini J, Tessonnier L, Cammilleri S, Arregle F, Martel H, Oliver L, Hubert S, Renard S, Camoin L, Casalta AC, Casalta JP, Gouriet F, Riberi A, Lepidi H, Collart F, Raoult D, Drancourt M, Habib G Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Focus on stereotactic radiotherapy: A new way to treat severe ventricular arrhythmias?
We describe the effect of radioablation on cardiac tissue and its interaction with intracardiac devices, depending on the dose. The different clinical studies on ventricular tachycardia radioablation are analysed, with a focus on target identification, which is the key feature of this approach. Our document ends with the indications and requirements for practicing this type of procedure in 2020. Finally, because of the limited number of patients treated so far, we encourage multicentre registries with long-term follow-up. PMID: 33478860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sacher F, Gandjbakhch E, Maury P, Jenny C, Khalifa J, Boveda S, Defaye P, Gras D, Klug D, Laurent G, Lellouche N, Mansourati J, Marijon E, Piot O, Taieb J, Cochet H, Maingon P, Pruvot E, Fauchier L, Working Group of Cardiac Pacing, Electrophysiology of th Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Consensus of experts from the French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology on the management of heart failure in very old subjects.
The objective of heart failure therapy in octogenarians is to reduce symptoms, mortality and hospitalizations, but also to improve quality of life. In the absence of specific studies involving very old subjects, most recommendations are extrapolated from evidence-based data from younger populations. Overall, the epidemiological studies in patients with heart failure aged>80 years highlight the underprescription of recommended drugs. This underprescription may be related to comorbidity, a fear of side-effects and the lack of specific recommendations for drug prescription in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction,...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hanon O, Belmin J, Benetos A, Chassagne P, De Decker L, Jeandel C, Krolak-Salmon P, Nourhashemi F, Paccalin M Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Cardiac remodelling in secondary tricuspid regurgitation: Should we look beyond the tricuspid annulus diameter?
T, Donal E Abstract BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the mechanism of tricuspid regurgitation severity would help to improve the management of this disease. AIM: We sought to characterize the determinants of isolated secondary tricuspid regurgitation severity in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS: This was a prospective observational multicentre study. Patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation were asked to participate in a registry that required a control echocardiogram after optimization of medical treatment and a follow-up. Patients had to have at least mild s...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guérin A, Vabret E, Dreyfus J, Lavie-Badie Y, Sportouch C, Eicher JC, Maréchaux S, Le Tourneau T, Donal E Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Clinical and prognostic implications of phenomapping in patients with heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with an indication for cardiac resynchronization therapy from routine clinical practice, phenomapping identifies subgroups of patients with differential clinical, biological and echocardiographic features strongly linked to divergent outcomes and responses to cardiac resynchronization therapy. This approach may help to identify patients who will derive most benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy in "individualized" clinical practice. PMID: 33431324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Riolet C, Menet A, Verdun S, Altes A, Appert L, Guyomar Y, Delelis F, Ennezat PV, Guerbaai RA, Graux P, Tribouilloy C, Marechaux S Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Simulation-based training in cardiology: State-of-the-art review from the French Commission of Simulation Teaching (Commission d'enseignement par simulation-COMSI) of the French Society of Cardiology.
ard A Abstract In our healthcare system, mindful of patient safety and the reduction of medical errors, simulation-based training has emerged as the cornerstone of medical education, allowing quality training in complete safety for patients. Initiated by anaesthesiologists, this teaching mode effectively allows a gradual transfer of learning, and has become an essential tool in cardiology teaching. Cardiologists are embracing simulation to master complex techniques in interventional cardiology, to manage crisis situations and unusual complications and to develop medical teamwork. Simulation methods in cardiology i...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pezel T, Coisne A, Bonnet G, Martins RP, Adjedj J, Bière L, Lattuca B, Turpeau S, Popovic B, Ivanes F, Lafitte S, Deharo JC, Bernard A Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Risk stratification and screening for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus: Position paper of the French Society of Cardiology and the French-speaking Society of Diabetology.
Van Belle E PMID: 33309203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - December 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Valensi P, Henry P, Boccara F, Cosson E, Prevost G, Emmerich J, Ernande L, Marcadet D, Mousseaux E, Rouzet F, Sultan A, Ferrières J, Vergès B, Van Belle E Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Cardiovascular disorders in patients with congenital portosystemic shunts: 23 years of experience in a tertiary referral centre.
CONCLUSIONS: Evaluation and monitoring of the cardiopulmonary status of patients with a congenital portosystemic shunt is mandatory to detect and prevent cardiovascular complications. Furthermore, congenital portosystemic shunts must be sought in patients with unexplained cardiovascular disorders, especially when malformations are present. PMID: 33281106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - December 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lambert V, Ladarre D, Fortas F, Durand P, Hervé P, Gonzales E, Guérin F, Savale L, McLin VA, Ackermann O, Franchi-Abella S, International Registry of Congenital Portosystemic Shunts (IRCPSS) Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Characteristics associated with patient delay during the management of ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction, and the influence of awareness campaigns.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The delay between the occurrence of symptoms and the call seeking medical assistance is an important component of the pain-to-balloon delay in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Factors affecting this "patient delay" have been poorly studied, and campaigns to raise emergency call awareness have barely been evaluated. AIMS: To evaluate the factors related to patient delay, and the effects of public awareness campaigns undertaken in our region. METHODS: Data from the regional registry of STEMI in Limousin, France, were analysed, and we performed...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Caltabellotta T, Magne J, Salerno B, Pradel V, Petitcolin PB, Auzemery G, Virot P, Aboyans V Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Valvular surgery before cardiac transplantation: The exception that proves the rule.
her E PMID: 33189591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Flécher E Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Myocardial glucotoxicity: Mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets.
Abstract Besides coronary artery disease, which remains the main cause of heart failure in patients with diabetes, factors independent of coronary artery disease are involved in the development of heart failure in the onset of what is called diabetic cardiomyopathy. Among them, hyperglycaemia - a hallmark of type 2 diabetes - has both acute and chronic deleterious effects on myocardial function, and clearly participates in the establishment of diabetic cardiomyopathy. In the present review, we summarize the cellular and tissular events that occur in a heart exposed to hyperglycaemia, and depict the complex molecul...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Battault S, Renguet E, Van Steenbergen A, Horman S, Beauloye C, Bertrand L Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Response to a comment by H. Bu and Y. Yang on the article "Transcatheter closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect with Nit-Occlud L ê VSD Coil: A French multicentre study" by A. Houeijeh et al.
Response to a comment by H. Bu and Y. Yang on the article "Transcatheter closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect with Nit-Occlud Lê VSD Coil: A French multicentre study" by A. Houeijeh et al. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 Nov 06;: Authors: Houeijeh A PMID: 33168450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Houeijeh A Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Comment on the article "Transcatheter closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect with Nit-Occlud L ê VSD Coil: A French multicentre study" by Ali Houeijeh et al.
Comment on the article "Transcatheter closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect with Nit-Occlud Lê VSD Coil: A French multicentre study" by Ali Houeijeh et al. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 Nov 06;: Authors: Bu H, Yang Y PMID: 33168451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bu H, Yang Y Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Predictive value of early cardiac magnetic resonance imaging functional and geometric indexes for adverse left ventricular remodelling in patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: A report from the CIRCUS study.
ton N Abstract BACKGROUND: Postinfarction adverse left ventricular (LV) remodelling is strongly associated with heart failure events. Conicity index, sphericity index and LV global functional index (LVGFI) are new LV remodelling indexes assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). AIM: To assess the predictive value of the new indexes for 1-year adverse LV remodelling in patients with anterior ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: CMR studies were performed in 129 patients with anterior STEMI (58±12 years; 78% men) from the randomized CIRCUS trial (CMR substudy) treated with...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pezel T, Besseyre des Horts T, Schaaf M, Croisille P, Bière L, Garcia-Dorado D, Jossan C, Roubille F, Cung TT, Prunier F, Meyer E, Amaz C, Derumeaux G, de Poli F, Hovasse T, Gilard M, Bergerot C, Thibault H, Ovize M, Mewton N Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Watchful waiting care or early intervention in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis: Where we are.
Abstract Aortic stenosis, the most common valvular heart disease in Western countries, affects predominantly older people. Prompt aortic valve replacement is undoubtedly indicated in symptomatic patients. Management of asymptomatic patients is nowadays shifting from a conservative approach to early aortic valve replacement, as multimodality imaging is increasingly available. However, multimodality imaging has led to multiple prognostic parameters and complex algorithms, as well as a new staging classification that has left patients and physicians somewhat puzzled. We highlight the value of thorough serial clinical...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ennezat PV, Malergue MC, Le Jemtel TH, Abergel E Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Simultaneous cardiocerebral embolization in patients with atrial fibrillation.
PMID: 33153948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mione V, Yao H, Laurent G, Zeller M, Fauchier L, Cottin Y Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Predictive value of premature atrial complex characteristics in pulmonary vein isolation for patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Premature atrial complexes from pulmonary veins are the main triggers for atrial fibrillation in the early stages. Thus, pulmonary vein isolation is the cornerstone of catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. However, the success rate remains perfectible. AIM: To assess whether premature atrial complex characteristics before catheter ablation can predict pulmonary vein isolation success in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. METHODS: We investigated consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation from January 2013 to April 2017 in two ...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - November 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hamon D, Courty B, Leenhardt A, Lim P, Elbaz N, Rouffiac S, Varlet E, Algalarrondo V, Messali A, Audureau E, Extramiana F, Lellouche N Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Are routine cryoballoon procedural characteristics predictive of atrial arrhythmia recurrence in the long term?
CONCLUSIONS: At long-term follow-up, up to one-third of patients had AA recurrence after PVI-2CB. Important atrial remodelling was the only factor predictive of AA recurrence, whereas no procedural variable was found to be predictive. PMID: 33129697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mirolo A, Chaumont C, Savoure A, Godin B, Raitière O, Eltchaninoff H, Anselme F Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Value of preoperative echocardiography for the diagnosis of coronary artery patterns in neonates with transposition of the great arteries.
CONCLUSIONS: Echocardiography can assess coronary artery anatomy in neonates with transposition of the great arteries. Intramural coronary course is often misdiagnosed. Preoperative misdiagnosis of coronary artery anomaly may impact perioperative mortality. However, this assessment will have to be confirmed by further larger studies. PMID: 33069638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bertail-Galoin C, Leconte C, Bakloul M, Perouse-de-Montclos T, Moulin-Zinsch A, Martin-Bonnet C, Debost B, Di Filippo S Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life correlates with time in therapeutic range in children on anticoagulants with International Normalised Ratio self-monitoring.
This study aimed to assess the correlation between time in therapeutic range and quality of life in children participating in a non-selective International Normalised Ratio self-monitoring and vitamin K antagonist education programme. METHODS: Children aged from 2 to 18 years and receiving vitamin K antagonist therapy were eligible for this prospective multicentre study. Clinical and demographic data were collected. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the PedsQL™ 4.0 questionnaire. Correlations between quality of life scores and time in therapeutic range were measured. RESULTS: A total of 121 ...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Abassi H, Bajolle F, Werner O, Auer A, Marquina A, Mura T, Lavastre K, Guillaumont S, Manna F, Auquier P, Bonnet D, Amedro P Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Definition of success criteria for ablation of typical right atrial flutter with a single-catheter approach: A pilot study.
not N Abstract BACKGROUND: The success rate of cavotricuspid isthmus ablation to treat right common flutter is high (up to 95%), but needs bidirectional block confirmation, requiring two or three catheters. AIM: To describe a new pacing technique using a single catheter to ablate and confirm cavotricuspid isthmus block with differential PR interval measurements. METHODS: We included 61 patients from five centres, who were referred for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation. All patients had cavotricuspid isthmus ablation, and the cavotricuspid isthmus block was confirmed by differential pacing using two or three...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sebag FA, Simeon É, Moubarak G, Zhao A, Villejoubert O, Darondel JM, Vedrenne G, Lepillier A, Jorrot P, Mouhoub Y, Bouzeman A, Hamon D, Lellouche N, Mignot N Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Red blood cell distribution width in addition to N-terminal prohormone of B-type natriuretic peptide concentration improves assessment of risk of cardiovascular events in adult patients with congenital heart disease.
CONCLUSION: RDW and NT-pro-BNP concentration are independent analytical predictors of MACE in patients with CHD. PMID: 33039325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Martínez-Quintana E, Estupiñán-León H, Riaño-Ruiz M, Rodríguez-González F, Tugores A Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Left atrial dysfunction as marker of poor outcome in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
bib G Abstract BACKGROUND: The incremental prognostic value of left atrial (LA) dysfunction, emerging in various clinical contexts, remains poorly explored in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). OBJECTIVE: To assess LA strain correlation with outcome in HCM. METHODS: A cohort of all 307 consecutive patients presenting with HCM between 2007 and 2017 (54±17 years; 34% women), with comprehensive echocardiography at diagnosis and LA peak longitudinal strain (PALS) and LA peak contraction strain (PACS) measurement, was enrolled and occurrence of HCM related cardiac events analysed. RESULTS: Clinica...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Essayagh B, Resseguier N, Michel N, Casalta AC, Renard S, Donghi V, Carbone A, Piazzai C, Ambrosi P, Levy F, Martel H, Gérard H, Avierinos JF, N'Guyen K, Habib G Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Therapeutic management and outcome of nonagenarians versus octogenarians admitted to an intensive care unit for acute coronary syndromes.
CONCLUSIONS: Although overall mortality was higher in patients aged≥90 years compared with those aged
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kochly F, Haddad C, Harbaoui B, Falandry C, Lantelme P, Courand PY Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes with high-intensity statins according to atherothrombotic risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction: The FAST-MI registries.
CONCLUSIONS: High-intensity statin therapy at discharge after acute myocardial infarction was associated in absolute terms with fewer major adverse cardiovascular events at 5 years, regardless of atherothrombotic risk stratification, although the highest absolute reduction was found in the high-risk TRS-2P class. PMID: 33011156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Desjobert E, Tea V, Schiele F, Ferrières J, Simon T, Danchin N, Puymirat E, FAST-MI investigators Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

A novel personalized approach to cardiovascular prevention: The VIVOPTIM programme.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of mortality, but a substantial proportion are preventable. AIMS: The Mutuelle générale de l'éducation nationale (MGEN), a provider of private health insurance in France, has developed the VIVOPTIM programme, a novel digital approach to healthcare based on individualized, multiprofessional, ranked management of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Between November 2015 and June 2016, eligible individuals (age 30-70 years) from two regions of France were invited to participate. Volunteers completed a questionnaire based...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Blacher J, Femery V, Thorez F, Sosner P, Dibie A, Pavy B, Beaunier P, Chabot JM, Benzaqui M, Ohannessian R, Garnier M, Dubois A, Isnard-Bagnis C, Durand-Zaleski I Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Reproducibility of reading echocardiographic parameters to assess severity of mitral regurgitation. Insights from a French multicentre study.
CONCLUSION: Reproducible transthoracic echocardiography MR quantification remains challenging in 2019, despite the expected high skills of echocardiographers regarding MR at the time of dedicated percutaneous intervention. The multiparametric approach does not entirely alleviate the substantial dispersion in measurement of MR severity parameters, whereas reader experience seems to partially address the issue. Our study emphasizes the continuing need for multimodality imaging and education in the evaluation of MR among cardiologists. PMID: 32994143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Coisne A, Aghezzaf S, Edmé JL, Bernard A, Ma I, Bohbot Y, Di Lena C, Nicol M, Lavie Badie Y, Eyharts D, Seemann A, Falaise C, Ternacle J, Nguyen A, Montier G, Hubert A, Montaigne D, Donal E, Dreyfus J Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Reperfusion therapies in pulmonary embolism-state of the art and expert opinion: A position paper from the "Unit é de Soins Intensifs de Cardiologie" group of the French Society of Cardiology.
Reperfusion therapies in pulmonary embolism-state of the art and expert opinion: A position paper from the "Unité de Soins Intensifs de Cardiologie" group of the French Society of Cardiology. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 Sep 22;: Authors: Delmas C, Aissaoui N, Meneveau N, Bouvaist H, Rousseau H, Puymirat E, Sapoval M, Flecher E, Meyer G, Sanchez O, Del Giudice C, Roubille F, Bonello L Abstract Acute pulmonary embolism is a frequent cardiovascular emergency with an increasing incidence. The prognosis of patients with high-risk and intermediate-high-risk pulmonary embolism has not improved...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Delmas C, Aissaoui N, Meneveau N, Bouvaist H, Rousseau H, Puymirat E, Sapoval M, Flecher E, Meyer G, Sanchez O, Del Giudice C, Roubille F, Bonello L Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

How should we manage left atrial thrombosis?
PMID: 32958416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fauchier L, Cohen A Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Septuagenarian population has similar survival and outcomes to younger patients after left ventricular assist device implantation.
Gariboldi V, Pozzi M, Obadia JF, Litlzer PY, Anselme F, Babatasi G, Plane AF, Garnier F, Bielefeld M, Hamon D, Radu C, Bourguignon T, Genet T, Eschalier R, D'Ostrevy N, Bories MC, Marijon E, Vanhuyse F, Blangy H, Leclercq C, Martins RP Abstract BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation may be an attractive alternative therapeutic option for elderly patients with heart failure who are ineligible for heart transplantation. AIM: We aimed to describe the characteristics and outcomes of elderly patients (i.e. aged≥70 years) receiving an LVAD. METHODS: This observational study was cond...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Galand V, Flécher E, Chabanne C, Lelong B, Goéminne C, Vincentelli A, Delmas C, Dambrin C, Nubret K, Pernot M, Kindo M, Hoang Minh T, Gaudard P, Frapier JM, Michel M, Sénage T, Boignard A, Chavanon O, Verdonk C, Para M, Pelcé E, Gariboldi V, Pozzi M, Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Patients with acute heart failure treated with the CARRESS-HF diuretic protocol in association with canrenoate potassium: Tolerance of high doses of canrenoate potassium.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Oral mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists have failed to prove their efficacy for decongestion and potassium homeostasis in acute heart failure. Intravenous mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists have yet to be studied. AIM: The aim of this study was to confirm the safety of high-dose potassium canrenoate in association with classic diuretics in acute heart failure. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre study included consecutive patients who were hospitalized with acute heart failure between 2013 and 2018. One hundred patients with overload treated with the standardized diuret...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Berger C, Prieur C, Bochaton T, Berthiller J, Luyt CE, Bonnefoy-Cudraz E Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Does a brief functional assessment in the emergency department predict outcomes of patients admitted with heart failure? The FASTER-HF study.
CONCLUSIONS: Functional assessment in the emergency department of patients admitted for heart failure did not predict outcomes. However, the prognostic value of these assessments for decision-making about disposition (admission or discharge) may still be warranted. PMID: 32943373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kichura AB, Duderija E, Vidic A, Hoerner RM, Bhandari V, Byrne LE, Patel KK, Chibnall JT, Hauptman PJ Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of smart gadgets/wearable devices in detecting atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that smart devices have similar diagnostic accuracies. Regarding atrial fibrillation detection methods, there was also no difference between photoplethysmography and single-lead electrocardiography. However, further studies are warranted to determine their clinical implications in atrial fibrillation management. PMID: 32921618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prasitlumkum N, Cheungpasitporn W, Chokesuwattanaskul A, Thangjui S, Thongprayoon C, Bathini T, Vallabhajosyula S, Kanitsoraphan C, Leesutipornchai T, Chokesuwattanaskul R Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Long-term evolution of stents implanted in branch pulmonary arteries.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Branch pulmonary artery stenosis complicates the management of congenital heart diseases. Surgical branch pulmonary artery angioplasty is associated with a high reintervention rate. As an alternative, percutaneous or intraoperative branch pulmonary artery stents have been implanted to improve efficiency, but long-term evaluations are limited. AIM: To describe the long-term evolution of branch pulmonary artery stents. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at Tours University Hospital. All stents implanted by surgery or catheterization in branch pulmonary arteries with a m...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ma I, El Arid JM, Neville P, Soule N, Dion F, Poinsot J, Chantepie A, Lefort B Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with atypical right pulmonary vein anatomy.
CONCLUSIONS: A significant proportion of patients have atypical right pulmonary vein anatomy. Procedural characteristics, acute pulmonary vein isolation success and mid-term procedural efficacy were similar, regardless of right pulmonary vein anatomy. In addition to left-side pulmonary vein isolation, cryoballoon ablation of right superior and right inferior pulmonary veins only, neglecting accessory pulmonary veins, is sufficient to obtain acute right-side pulmonary vein isolation and mid-term sinus rhythm maintenance in patients with atypical anatomy. PMID: 32896517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archi...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pichard C, Nicolas A, Galand V, Coquard C, Behar N, Chérel C, Daubert JC, Mabo P, Leclercq C, Pavin D, Lederlin M, Martins RP Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Leadless pacemaker for patients following cardiac valve intervention.
CONCLUSION: A leadless pacemaker is safe and efficient after valve intervention, and therefore represents an effective pacing option in patients after valve intervention. PMID: 32891563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Garweg C, Vandenberk B, Foulon S, Poels P, Haemers P, Ector J, Willems R Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Does layer-specific strain using speckle tracking echocardiography improve the assessment of left ventricular myocardial deformation? A review.
Abstract An increasing number of studies of left ventricular myocardial deformation have been published. Layer-specific strain using speckle tracking echocardiography to evaluate left ventricular function is not recommended in clinical practice. However, evaluation of myocardial mechanics using longitudinal and circumferential layer-specific strain enables the detection of subclinical impairment of myocardial deformation in various diseases. Unfortunately, normal values for longitudinal and circumferential strain have not been clearly defined. In normal subjects, layer-specific strain decreases from the endocardia...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - September 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ancedy Y, Ederhy S, Jean ML, Nhan P, Soulat-Dufour L, Adavane-Scheuble S, Chauvet-Droit M, Boccara F, Cohen A Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Prognostic importance of Kidney, Heart and Interstitial lung diseases (KHI triad) in PH: A machine learning study.
uer F Abstract BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a heterogeneous, severe and progressive disease with an impact on quality of life and life-expectancy despite specific therapies. AIMS: (i) to compare prognosis significance of each PH subgroup in a cohort from a referral center, (ii) to identify phenotypically distinct high-risk PH patient using machine learning. METHODS: Patients with PH were included from 2002 to 2019 and routinely followed-up. We collected clinical, laboratory, imaging and hemodynamic variables. Four-year survival rate of each subgroups was then compared. Next, phenotypic doma...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fauvel C, Raitière O, Belkacem NS, Dominique S, Artaud-Macari E, Viacroze C, Schleifer D, Bauer F Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Correlation between left atrial spontaneous echocardiographic contrast and 5-year stroke/death in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
CONCLUSIONS: In this retrospective monocentric study, the presence of moderate/severe LASEC was an independent predictor of stroke/death at 5-year follow-up in patients with NVAF. The inclusion of LASEC in stroke risk scores could modestly improve risk stratification. PMID: 32873521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Soulat-Dufour L, Lang S, Etienney A, Ederhy S, Ancedy Y, Adavane S, Chauvet-Droit M, Nhan P, Di Angelantonio E, Boccara F, Cohen A Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

Lipid-lowering treatment and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol target achievement in patients with type 2 diabetes and acute coronary syndrome.
tt AK Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus characteristically display an atherogenic lipid profile with high triglyceride concentrations, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations not always elevated. It is unclear if patients with diabetes who present with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) receive different or more-potent lipid-lowering therapy (LLT). AIMS: To investigate lipid abnormalities in patients with and without type 2 diabetes hospitalised for an ACS, and use of LLT before admission and 4 month...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ferrières J, Lautsch D, Bramlage P, Horack M, Baxter CA, Ambegaonkar B, Toth PP, Poh KK, De Ferrari GM, Gitt AK Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research