Artificial intelligence and automation in valvular heart diseases.
Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) is gradually changing every aspect of social life, and healthcare is no exception. The clinical procedures that were supposed to, and could previously only be handled by human experts can now be carried out by machines in a more accurate and efficient way. The coming era of big data and the advent of supercomputers provides great opportunities to the development of AI technology for the enhancement of diagnosis and clinical decision-making. This review provides an introduction to AI and highlights its applications in the clinical flow of diagnosing and treating valvular heart ...
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Long Q, Ye X, Zhao Q Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Prevalence and prognostic relevance of myocardial inflammation and cardiotropic viruses in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has shown that two markers - cardiotropic viruses and myocardial inflammation - are prevalent among DCM patients. They are also helpful in identifying sub-groups of DCM. An increased number of T-lymphocytes in the myocardium is a predictor of poor mid-term and long-term prognosis. PMID: 32567670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kažukauskienė I, Baltrūnienė V, Jakubauskas A, Žurauskas E, Maneikienė VV, Daunoravičius D, Čelutkienė J, Ručinskas K, Grabauskienė V Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Prediction of the hypertension risk in teenagers.
CONCLUSIONS: Body weight, WHR and incidence of hypertension in the family are the strongest predictors of hypertension in teenagers. Proposed screening algorithm can be a useful tool for selecting teenagers at risk of hypertension and in need of specialized diagnostics and care. PMID: 32515484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wieniawski P, Werner B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

NT-proBNP increase during stress echocardiography predicts significant changes in ischemic mitral regurgitation severity in patients qualified for surgical revascularization.
CONCLUSIONS: The level of ∆NT-proBNP during exercise was the most important parameter in predicting significant changes in IMR severity and pulmonary pressure. Based on the present data, it can be speculated that integration of the assessment of NT-proBNP at rest and at exercise might improve patient selection for valve surgery. PMID: 32515485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piątkowski R, Kochanowski J, Budnik M, Grabowski M, Ścisło P, Opolski G Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Subannular repair for moderate to severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: Still a long way to go. Authors' reply.
PMID: 32463102 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Authors' reply. Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Moderate to severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: More data to guide the choice. Why not consider the use of subvalvular repair?
PMID: 32463103 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nenna A, Chello M, Nappi F Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Isolated right atrial appendage thrombus in transoesophageal echocardiogram before invasive intervention.
PMID: 32463104 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Asensio-Nogueira J, Iglesias-Alonso LF Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

The role of three-dimensional computed tomography angiography in accurate characterization of multiple pulmonary stenosis.
PMID: 32463105 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marinheiro R, Martins D, Mendes I, Anjos R Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

'Windsock' type atrial septal aneurysm in an adult causing paradoxical embolism.
PMID: 32463106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Khanra D, Tiwari P, Soni S, Mukherjee A Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Migrated remnant bioresorbable scaffolds in a left main bifurcation lesion: Insights from optical coherence tomography.
PMID: 32463107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Seo J, Kim Y, Kim BK, Hong SJ, Ahn CM, Kim JS, Cho DK, Ko YG, Choi D, Hong MK, Jang Y Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Recurrent myocardial infarction caused by peripartum left main spontaneous coronary artery dissection, extending to the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex artery.
PMID: 32463108 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Godin G, Iglesias JF, Noble S, Roffi M, Degrauwe S Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Histopathologically confirmed very late stent thrombosis associated with stent fracture after implantation of first-generation drug eluting stent.
PMID: 32463109 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konishi T, Funayama N, Yamamoto T, Hotta D, Kobayashi Y, Komoriyama H, Kato Y, Omote K, Sato T, Kamiya K, Nagai T, Tanaka S, Anzai T Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

First-in-man intravascular ultrasound guidance of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation.
PMID: 32463110 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kalińczuk Ł, Biernacka K, Rużyłło W, Demkow M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Successful management of arteriovenous fistula after coronary catheterization via the snuffbox approach.
PMID: 32463111 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Koziński Ł, Dąbrowska-Kugacka A, Orzalkiewicz Z Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Atrial flow regulator as a novel therapy for patients with chronic heart failure.
PMID: 32436584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lewicki Ł, Sabiniewicz R, Siebert J, Szołkiewicz M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Assessment of anti-dislodgment capability for contemporary drug eluting stents.
PMID: 32436585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ye Y, Zhao X, Zeng Y Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Colocalization of plaque macrophages and calcification in coronary plaques as detected by optical coherence tomography predicts cardiovascular outcome.
PMID: 32436586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Burgmaier M, Milzi A, Dettori R, Burgmaier K, Hellmich M, Almalla M, Marx N, Reith S Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Elevated circulating level of P2X7 receptor is related to severity of coronary artery stenosis and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study showed that the circulating level of P2X7R was elevated in AMI patients and was closely associated with the severity of coronary artery stenosis and prognosis of AMI. PMID: 32436587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shi X, Zheng K, Shan P, Zhang L, Wu S, Huang Z Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Complexity assessment and technical aspect of coronary angiogram and percutaneous coronary intervention following transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Post TAVI CA and PCI are challenging but feasible even after supra-annular self-expandable valve implantation. PMID: 32436588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Perrin N, Fassa A, Baroz A, Frangos C, Mock S, Frei A, Cimci M, Degrauwe S, Roffi M, Iglesias JF, Noble S Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease in Poland. Results from the POLASPIRE survey.
cka D Abstract BACKGROUND: The highest priority in preventive cardiology is given to patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of the study was to assess the current implementation of the guidelines for secondary prevention in everyday clinical practice by evaluating control of the main risk factors and the cardioprotective medication prescription rates in patients following hospitalization for CAD. METHODS: Fourteen departments of cardiology participated in the study. Patients (aged ≤ 80 years) hospitalized due an acute coronary syndrome or for a myocardial revascularization procedu...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jankowski P, Kosior DA, Sowa P, Szóstak-Janiak K, Kozieł P, Krzykwa A, Sawicka E, Haberka M, Setny M, Kamiński K, Gąsior Z, Kubica A, De Bacquer D, De Backer G, Kotseva K, Wood D, Pająk A, Czarnecka D Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of optical flow ratio for functional evaluation of coronary stenosis in a prospective series.
Tu S Abstract BACKGROUND: Evaluating prospectively the feasibility, accuracy and reproducibility of optical flow ratio (OFR), a novel method of computational physiology based on optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty consecutive patients (76 vessels) underwent prospectively OCT, angiography-based quantitative flow ratio (QFR) and fractional flow ratio (FFR). OFR was computed offline in a central core-lab by analysts blinded to FFR. OFR was feasible in 98.7% of the lesions and showed excellent agreement with FFR (ICCa = 0.83, r = 0.83, slope = 0.80, intercept = 0.17, kappa = 0.84). The...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gutiérrez-Chico JL, Chen Y, Yu W, Ding D, Huang J, Huang P, Jing J, Chu M, Wu P, Tian F, Xu B, Tu S Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Erythrocyte transfusion limits the role of elevated red cell distribution width on predicting cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the more serious complications after cardiac surgery. Elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) was reported as a predictor for cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury (CSAKI). However, the increment of RDW by erythrocyte transfusion makes its prognostic role doubtful. The aim of this study is to elucidate the impact of erythrocyte transfusion on the prognostic role of elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) for predicting CSAKI. METHODS: A total of 3207 eligible patients who underwent cardiac surgery during 2016-2017 were enrolled. Changes o...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jiang W, Zou Z, Zhao S, Fang Y, Xu J, Wang Y, Shen B, Luo Z, Wang C, Ding X, Teng J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Predictors of the voltage derived left atrial fibrosis in patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.
CONCLUSIONS: A LSPAF diagnosis does not indicate the presence of voltage defined fibrosis in many cases. Simple non-invasive screening of the LSPAF population could predict LVA prevalence. PMID: 32419127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kiedrowicz RM, Wielusinski M, Wojtarowicz A, Kazmierczak J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Resuscitation of the patient with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 when wearing personal protective equipment: A randomized multicenter crossover simulation trial.
CONCLUSIONS: According to the results of this simulation trial, automated chest compression devices (ACCD) should be used for chest compression of patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19. In the absence of ACCD, it seems reasonable to change the cardiopulmonary resuscitation algorithm (in the context of patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19) by reducing the duration of the CPR cycle from the current 2-min to 1-min cycles due to a statistically significant reduction in the quality of chest compressions among rescuers wearing PPE AGP. PMID: 32419128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Malysz M, Dabrowski M, Böttiger BW, Smereka J, Kulak K, Szarpak A, Jaguszewski M, Filipiak KJ, Ladny JR, Ruetzler K, Szarpak L Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Direct oral anticoagulants in cancer-associated venous thromboembolism: It is high time for a change of therapeutic paradigm.
PMID: 32419129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Domienik-Karłowicz J, Jaguszewski M, Kurzyna M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Dilemmas in resuscitation of COVID-19 patients based on current evidence.
PMID: 32419130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Szarpak L, Ruetzler K, Dabrowski M, Nadolny K, Ladny JR, Smereka J, Jaguszewski M, Filipiak KJ Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

COVID-19 - toward a comprehensive understanding of the disease.
Abstract The evidence on the pathophysiology of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection is rapidly growing. Understanding why some patients suffering from COVID-19 are getting so sick, while others are not, has become an informal imperative for researchers and clinicians around the globe. The answer to this question would allow rationalizing the fear surrounding this pandemic. Understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 relies on an understanding of interplaying mechanisms, including SARS-CoV-2 virulence, human immune response, and complex inflammatory reactions with coagulation playing a major role. An in...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kowalik MM, Trzonkowski P, Łasińska-Kowara M, Mital A, Smiatacz T, Jaguszewski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Exercise based assessment of cardiac autonomic function in type 1 versus type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is associated with increased mortality. Exercise-based assessment of autonomic function has identified diminished parasympathetic reactivation after exercise in type 2 DM. It is postulated herein, that this would be more prominent among those with type 1 DM. METHODS: Sixteen subjects with type 1 DM (age 32.9 ± 10.1 years), 18 subjects with type 2 DM (55.4 ± 8.0 years) and 30 controls (44.0 ± 11.6 years) underwent exercise-based assessment of autonomic function. Two 16-min submaximal bi...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Goldberger JJ, Pelchovitz DJ, Ng J, Subacius H, Chicos AB, Banthia S, Molitch M, Goldberg RB Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Transient receptor potential channel TRPV4 mediates TGF- β1-induced differentiation of human ventricular fibroblasts.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, these results demonstrate that TRPV4-mediated Ca2+ influx participates in regulating the differentiation of human ventricular CFs into myofibroblasts through the MAPK/ERK pathway. PMID: 32329036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ahn MS, Eom YW, Oh JE, Cha SK, Park KS, Son JW, Lee JW, Youn YJ, Ahn SG, Kim JY, Lee SH, Yoon J, Yoo BS Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Influence of lipid profile and statin administration on arterial stiffness in renal transplant recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: Arterial stiffness was increased in RTRs with CVD and hyperlipidemia. The control of hyperlipidemia was poor in RTRs. PMID: 32329037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Heleniak ZT, Illersperger S, Brakemeier S, Dębska-Ślizień A, Bach P, Budde K, Halleck F Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Incidence of long-term cardiotoxicity and evolution of the systolic function in patients with breast cancer treated with anthracyclines.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of long-term cardiotoxicity in patients treated with low-cumulative dose of anthracyclines is high, 16.5% at 4.5 years. This was observed in almost all cases after the first year of follow-up. Therefore, long-term monitoring may be advisable. PMID: 32329038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mata Caballero R, Serrano Antolín JM, Jimenez Hernandez RM, Talavera Calle P, Curcio Ruigomez A, Del Castillo Arrojo S, Graupner Abad C, Cristóbal Varela C, Alonso Martín JJ Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Role of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 signaling underlying cardiac hypertrophy.
Abstract Cardiac hypertrophy is the result of increased myocardial cell size responding to an increased workload and developmental signals. These extrinsic and intrinsic stimuli as key drivers of cardiac hypertrophy have spurred efforts to target their associated signaling pathways. The extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2(ERK1/2), as an essential member of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), has been widely recognized for promoting cardiac growth. Several modified transgenic mouse models have been generated through either affecting the upstream kinase to change ERK1/2 activity, manipulating the direc...
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yan ZP, Li JT, Zeng N, Ni GX Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Catheter directed thrombolytic therapy and aspiration thrombectomy in intermediate pulmonary embolism with long term results.
E, Becker D, Merkely B Abstract BACKGROUND: Catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) and thrombectomy represent well established techniques for the treatment of intermediate pulmonary embolism (IPE). The long-term effect of catheter directed thrombolysis of IPE is unknown. METHODS: Clinical, interventional and echocardiographic data from 80 consecutive patients with IPE who were treated with CDT were evaluated. Primary end-points were technical success and major adverse events (MAEs). Secondary end-points were cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, clinical success, rate of bleeding complications, improv...
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ruzsa Z, Vámosi Z, Balázs B, Nemes B, Tóth K, Kovács N, Zima E, Becker D, Merkely B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Prevalence and prognostic value of monoclonal gammopathy in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction: A prospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of MGUS in patients with HFpEF without hypertrophy was 3-fold that of the general population. There was no significant correlation between clinical outcomes and the presence of MGUS. Beta-blockers and ACEIs/ARBs reduced the composite of mortality and readmissions for HF in HFpEF patients. Hyperpotassemia was related to worse prognosis. PMID: 32329041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Devesa Arbiol A, Rodríguez Olleros C, Kaçi X, Askari E, Camblor Blasco A, Pello Lázaro AM, Gómez Talavera S, Gómez Octavio J, Lapeña G, Navarro F, Tuñón J, Ibáñez B, Aceña Á Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Comparison of Figulla Flex ® and Amplatzer™ devices for atrial septal defect closure: A meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous closure of ASD is a safe and effective, irrespective of the type of device. No differences exist regarding procedural success between the ASO and FSO devices but the last was associated to shorter procedure time, less radiation, and lower rate of supraventricular arrhythmias in follow-up. Late cardiac perforation did not occur and death in the follow-up was exceptional. PMID: 32329042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aparisi A, Arnold RJ, Gutiérrez H, Revilla A, Serrador A, Ramos B, Rodriguez-Gabella T, Campo A, Baladron C, Gómez I, Carrasco-Moraleja M, San Roman JA, Amat-Santos IJ Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Isoprenaline induced Takotsubo syndrome: Histopathological analyses of female rat hearts.
, Opolski G Abstract BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a stress-induced disorder affecting mostly postmenopausal women. The aim of the study was to evaluate isoprenaline (ISO) dependent female rat model and histopathological characteristics in TTS. METHODS: Forty-nine Sprague Dawley female rats, 12 weeks old, were injected intraperitoneally with a single dose of ISO at doses 50 (n = 8), 75 (n = 6), 100 (n = 3), 150 (n = 27) and 200 (n = 5) mg/kg body weight (bw). The control group (n = 6) was injected with physiological saline. The echocardiographic examination to assess wall motion abnormalities took p...
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kołodzińska A, Czarzasta K, Szczepankiewicz B, Budnik M, Główczyńska R, Fojt A, Ilczuk T, Krasuski K, Borodzicz S, Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska A, Górnicka B, Opolski G Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Cloth masks versus medical masks for COVID-19 protection.
PMID: 32285928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Szarpak L, Smereka J, Filipiak KJ, Ladny JR, Jaguszewski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID-19.
PMID: 32285929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Smereka J, Puslecki M, Ruetzler K, Filipiak KJ, Jaguszewski M, Ladny JR, Szarpak L Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system: The potential role in the pathogenesis of COVID-19.
Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which initially began in China, has spread to other countries of Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania, with the number of confirmed cases and suspected cases increasing each day. According to recently published research, it was found that the majority of the severe cases were elderly, and many of them had at least one chronic disease, especially cardiovascular diseases. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) are the most widely used drugs for cardiovascular diseases. The clinical effect of ACEIs/ARBs on patients with CO...
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Huang Z, Jiang Y, Chen J, Zhou Y Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

COVID-19 challenge for modern medicine.
Abstract Coronaviruses cause disease in animals and people around the world. Human coronaviruses (HCoV) are mainly known to cause infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract but the symptoms may also involve the nervous and digestive systems. Since the beginning of December 2019, there has been an epidemic of SARS-CoV-2, which was originally referred to as 2019-nCoV. The most common symptoms are fever and cough, fatigue, sputum production, dyspnea, myalgia, arthralgia or sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (30%). The best prevention is to avoid exposure. In addition, contact persons should ...
Source: Cardiology Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dzieciatkowski T, Szarpak L, Filipiak KJ, Jaguszewski M, Ladny JR, Smereka J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Repeat physical stress echocardiography in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
acute;pez-Ayerbe J, Bayés-Genís A PMID: 32207834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ferrer-Sistach E, Lupón Rosés J, Serrano García S, Teis Soley A, Gual Capllonch F, Juncà Puig G, Vallejo Camazón N, López-Ayerbe J, Bayés-Genís A Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

QRS duration and cardiovascular mortality in Asian patients with heart failure and preserved and reduced ejection fraction.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We aim to study the association between QRS duration and mortality in our Asian heart failure cohort with HFpEF and HFrEF. METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted with heart failure from Jan 2008 to Dec 2009 were included. Preserved ejection fraction (EF) was defined as EF ≥50% and reduced EF as EF
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yap J, Keh YS, Shen T, Lam CSP, Chia SY, Jaufeerally FR, Ong W, Sim D, Ching CK Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Oral NAloxone to overcome the moRphine effect in acute COronary syndrome patients treated with TICagrelor - NARCOTIC trial.
CONCLUSIONS: To conclude, this trial shows that naloxone co-administration in ticagrelor-treated acute coronary syndrome patients on concomitant treatment with morphine shows no definite superiority in terms of ticagrelor pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile. PMID: 32207836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Niezgoda P, Barańska MA, Sikora J, Sobczak P, Buszko K, Sikora A, Marszałł MP, Navarese EP, Jilma B, Kubica J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Filter life span in postoperative cardiovascular surgery patients requiring continuous renal replacement therapy, using a post dilution regional citrate anticoagulation continuous hemofiltration circuit.
This study assesses its efficacy in patients admitted to critical care following cardiovascular surgery and the influence of standard antithrombotic agents routinely used in this specific group. METHODS: Consecutive cardiovascular surgery patients treated with post-dilution hemofiltration with RCA were included in this prospective observational study. The primary outcome of the study was CRRT circuit life-span adjusted for reasons other than clotting. The secondary outcome evaluated the influence of standard antithrombotic agents (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], low molecular weight heparin [LMWH] or fondaparinux as throm...
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kośka A, Kirwan CJ, Kowalik MM, Lango-Maziarz A, Szymanowicz W, Jagielak D, Lango R Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Does left ventricular reverse remodeling influence long-term outcomes in patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy?
Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) on the prognosis of Chagas cardiomyopathy is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of LVRR can predict mortality in these patients. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2010, the medical charts of 159 patients were reviewed. LVRR was defined as an increase of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and a decrease of left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVDD) by two-dimensional echocardiography. No patient underwent cardiac resynchronization therapy or required mechanical ventricular assistance....
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nakazone MA, Otaviano AP, Machado MN, Bestetti RB Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Impact of single versus double transseptal puncture on outcome and complications in pulmonary vein isolation procedures.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of the current study was to analyze the impact of single versus double transseptal puncture (TSP) for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing AF ablation were prospectively included in the AF ablation registry and were analyzed according to single versus double TSP. RESULTS: A total of 478 patients (female 35%, persistent AF 67%) undergoing AF ablation between 01/2014 and 09/2014 were included. Single TSP was performed in 202 (42%) patients, double TSP in 276 (58%) patients. Age, gender, body mass index, CHA₂DS₂-VASc score, left ventric...
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stauber A, Kornej J, Sepehri Shamloo A, Dinov B, Bacevicius J, Dagres N, Bollmann A, Hindricks G, Sommer P Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Risk of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease.
This study included 1962 patients who underwent transesophageal echocardiographic examination (TEE) prior to cardioversion or ablation in the years 2014-2018 in three cardiac centers. RESULTS: More than a quarter of AF patients had decreased eGFR (
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Budnik M, Gawałko M, Gorczyca I, Uziębło-Życzkowska B, Krzesińki P, Kochanowski J, Scisło P, Michalska A, Jelonek O, Starzyk K, Jurek A, Kiliszek M, Wożakowska-Kapłon B, Gielerak G, Filipiak KJ, Opolski G, Kapłon-Cieślicka A Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Monotherapy versus combination therapy of statin and renin-angiotensin system inhibitor in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: A Statin and RASI combination therapy significantly reduced the cumulative incidence of MACEs compared with a monotherapy of these drugs. Moreover, the combination therapy showed a reduced all-cause death rate compared with statin monotherapy, and a decreased repeat revascularization rate compared with RASI monotherapy. PMID: 32207841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kim YH, Her AY, Jeong MH, Kim BK, Hong SJ, Kim S, Ahn CM, Kim JS, Ko YG, Choi D, Hong MK, Jang Y Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Elevated serum miR-133a predicts patients at risk of periprocedural myocardial injury after elective percutaneous coronary intervention.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Periprocedural myocardial injury (PMI) is a frequent complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) associated with poor prognosis. However, no effective method has been found to identify patients at risk of PMI before the procedure. MicroRNA-133a (miR-133a) has been reported as a novel biomarker in various cardiovascular diseases. Herein, it was sought to determine whether circulating miR-133a could predict PMI before the procedure. METHODS: Eighty patients with negative preoperative values of cardiac troponin T (cTnT) receiving elective PCI for stable coronary artery disease (...
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhou Y, Chen Z, Chen A, Ma J, Qian J, Ge J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

The low acute effectiveness of a high-power short duration radiofrequency current application technique in pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation.
CONCLUSIONS: Pulmonary vein isolation with high power for 6-10 s is feasible and shortens the procedure and ablation duration. However, acute effectiveness of the HPSD seems to be lower than expected. Further studies combining other ablation parameters are needed to improve this promising technique. PMID: 32207843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ücer E, Jungbauer C, Hauck C, Kaufmann M, Poschenrieder F, Maier L, Fredersdorf S Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research