ISAR-REACT 5 - what have we learned?
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Source: Cardiology Journal - September 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kubica J, Jaguszewski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Predictors of pacing-dependency in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Data on the prevalence and predictors for the development of pacing-dependency in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are sparse. METHODS: Pacing-dependency defined as an absence of intrinsic rhythm of ≥ 30 bpm was determined in 802 consecutive patients with CIEDs who visited the documented pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator outpatient clinic for routine follow-up. RESULTS: A total of 131 (16%) patients were found to be pacing-dependent 67 ± 70 months after CIED implant. Multivariate analysis revealed a significant associatio...
Source: Cardiology Journal - September 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Grimm W, Grimm K, Greene B, Parahuleva M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Infiltration of CD68+ cells correlates positively with matrix metalloproteinase 2 expression in the arteries used as aortocoronary bypass grafts. Possible clinical implications.
This study involved 128 consecutive patients with a mean age of 64.9 ± 9.7 years who underwent elective surgery for coronary artery disease (CAD). The surplus segments of internal thoracic artery (ITA) and radial arteries (RA) were taken for immunohistochemical analysis of macrophage numbers and MMPs expression. The participants who reached the clinical primary end-point (cardiac-related death, acute coronary syndrome or progression of CAD) had a follow-up angiography. RESULTS: The mean numbers of macrophages were higher on RA (70 [24; 112]) than ITA cross-sections (44 [24; 59]; p
Source: Cardiology Journal - September 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Perek B, Kowalska K, Kempisty B, Nawrocki M, Nowicki M, Puślecki M, Ostalska-Nowicka D, Szarpak Ł, Ahmadi N, Malińska A Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Evaluation of the InterTAK Diagnostic Score in differentiating Takotsubo syndrome from acute coronary syndrome. A single center experience.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a novel clinical score - the InterTAK Diagnostic Score in differentiating Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) from acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Medical records of 40 consecutive patients with ACS and 20 patients with TTS were managed and retrospectively analyzed at the documented center. Each patient was evaluated using the InterTAK Diagnostic Score. To illustrate the diagnostic ability of the score, a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was performed. RESULTS: Takotsube syndrome patients were more often female compare...
Source: Cardiology Journal - September 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Samul-Jastrzębska J, Roik M, Wretowski D, Łabyk A, Ślubowska A, Bizoń A, Paczyńska M, Kurnicka K, Pruszczyk P, Ciurzyński M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Genetic and environmental factors on heart rate, mean arterial pressure and carotid intima media thickness: a longitudinal twin study.
CONCLUSIONS: Genetic factors have a substantial role in the longitudinal change of HR, MAP and cIMT; however, the influence of unique environmental factors remains relevant. Further studies should better elucidate whether epigenetic mechanisms have a role in influencing the stability of the investigated traits over time. PMID: 31489962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - September 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tarnoki AD, Szalontai L, Fagnani C, Tarnoki DL, Lucatelli P, Maurovich-Horvat P, Jermendy AL, Kovacs A, Molnar AA, Godor E, Fejer B, Hernyes A, Cirelli C, Fanelli F, Farina F, Baracchini C, Meneghetti G, Gyarmathy AV, Jermendy G, Merkely B, Pucci G, Schil Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Comparison of long-term radial artery occlusion following trans-radial coronary intervention using 6-french versus 7-french sheaths.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to 6-Fr sheath, 7-Fr sheath did not increase short-term or long-term incidence of RAO after TRI. PMID: 31478556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fan Y, Wei Q, Cai J, Wang Y, Fu X Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Multimodality cardiovascular imaging in pulmonary embolism.
Abstract Various imaging modalities include chest computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear imaging and each are used for the assessment of varying status of PE. Assessment of thromboembolic burden by chest CTPA is the first step in the diagnosis of PE. Hemodynamic assessment can be achieved by echocardiography and also by chest CTPA. Nuclear imaging is useful in discriminating CTEPH from APE. Better perspectives on diagnosis, risk stratification and decision making in PE can be provided by combining multimodality cardiovascular imaging. Here, the a...
Source: Cardiology Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kim HY, Kim KH, Kim J, Park JC Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Predicting functional significance of each stenosis in serial coronary artery stenoses: Where there is a will, there is a way.
PMID: 31452180 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chang M, Koo BK Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Transseptal removal of fractured guide extension catheter using deflectable sheath.
PMID: 31452181 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gasior P, Zimoch J, Korzeniowska B, Ochala A, Smolka G, Wojakowski W Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Triple coronary vessel disease including double vessel chronic total occlusion: Quantitative flow ratio minimizes injury of the single vessel that provides collaterals.
PMID: 31452182 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dan K, Shinoda A, Tsuzura D, Garcia-Garcia HM Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Percutaneous closure of "hidden" left atrial appendage with Ultraseal device.
Percutaneous closure of "hidden" left atrial appendage with Ultraseal device. Cardiol J. 2019;26(4):410-411 Authors: Moreno-Samos JC, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Barreiro-Perez M, Fuertes-Barahona M, Rodriguez-Collado J, Sanchez-Fernandez PL PMID: 31452183 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Moreno-Samos JC, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Barreiro-Perez M, Fuertes-Barahona M, Rodriguez-Collado J, Sanchez-Fernandez PL Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Mitral annuloplasty detachment secondary to unnoticed unruptured left sinus Valsalva aneurysm.
PMID: 31452184 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Carrascal Y, Laguna G, Revilla A, Blanco M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Atypical findings in the left ventricular outflow tract in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
PMID: 31452185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fojt A, Marchel M, Rdzanek A, Kochanowski J, Opolski G Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Giant left atrial appendage aneurysm compressing the left ventricular wall diagnosed by multiple imaging technology.
PMID: 31452186 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Li M, Wang Y, Liu S, Yang J, Ma C Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Epicardial fat mimicking left atrial appendage thrombus.
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Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Johner N, Maziarski P, Vallée JP, Meyer P Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

The giant aortic root aneurysm related to bicuspid aortic valve treated with valve-sparing operation.
PMID: 31452188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gocoł R, Żak A, Ciosek J, Deja MA Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Delayed coronary obstruction after lotus transcatheter aortic valve replacement treated with left main stent in stent implantation.
PMID: 31452189 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Krisper M, Toselli M, Trippel TD, Pieske BM, Krackhardt F Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Prophylactic percutaneous circulatory support in high risk transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
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Source: Cardiology Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Castrodeza J, Serrador Frutos AM, Amat-Santos IJ, Sayago Silva I, San Román JA Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Paramedic versus physician-staffed ambulances and prehospital delays in the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that both physician-led and paramedic-led ambulances meet the criteria set out by the Polish and European authorities. All EMS time intervals are similar regardless of the type of EMS unit dispatched. A Physician being present on board did not have a prognostic impact on outcomes. PMID: 31313273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Borowicz A, Nadolny K, Bujak K, Cieśla D, Gąsior M, Hudzik B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Single-center five-year outcomes after interventional edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve.
CONCLUSIONS: Transcatheter mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system showed low complication rates and sustained MR reduction with improved RV function and sPAP 5 years after the procedure was found in all patients, predominantly in patients with sMR. Despite pronounced functional amelioration with low procedure failure, sMR patients had higher 5-year mortality and worse outcomes. Baseline creatinine, MVG, and sPAP were found to be independent predictors of poor functional outcomes and 5-year mortality. PMID: 31313274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Öztürk C, Friederich M, Werner N, Nickenig G, Hammerstingl C, Schueler R Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Kissing-Watchman technique applied in single-lobulated left atrial appendage anatomy with giant ostia.
CONCLUSIONS: When necessary, the implantation of a kissing-device to achieve complete LAA occlusion in patients with single-lobulated left atrial appendage and giant ostia anatomy is safe and leads to favorable results during follow-up. Potentially, this technical innovation may widen Watchman indications in single-lobulated left atrial appendage with giant ostia anatomy. PMID: 31313275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xia L, Liu Y, Tao L Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation in secondary stroke and systemic embolism prevention.
CONCLUSIONS: Nearly all hospitalized patients with AF received OAC in the secondary prevention of thromboembolic complications. NOACs were used for secondary prevention of stroke among patients with AF in patients with fewer comorbidities. PMID: 31313276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gorczyca I, Michalska A, Chrapek M, Jelonek O, Wałek P, Wożakowska-Kapłon B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Echocardiographic assessment of left atrial morphology and function to predict maintenance of sinus rhythm after electrical cardioversion in patients with non-valvular persistent atrial fibrillation and normal function or mild dysfunction of left ventricle.
CONCLUSIONS: Left ventricular filling pressure assessed with E/A and E/E' ratios predict AF recurrence after electrical cardioversions among patients with AF and normal function of LV. PMID: 31313277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wałek P, Sielski J, Starzyk K, Gorczyca I, Roskal-Wałek J, Wożakowska-Kapłon B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

A simplified formula to calculate fractional flow reserve in sequential lesions circumventing the measurement of coronary wedge pressure: The APIS-S pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: The predicted FFR for each lesion in sequential coronary stenosis can be accurately calculated by a simplified formula circumventing the need for balloon inflation. This approach provides the operator upfront, with detailed information on physiology, thus having a potentially high impact on the corresponding PCI strategy. PMID: 31257567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gutiérrez-Chico JL, Cortés C, Jaguszewski M, Schincariol M, Amat-Santos IJ, Franco-Peláez JA, Zuk G, Ciecwierz D, Wojakowski W, Navarro F, Tu S, Ibáñez B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Improvement of left ventricular function after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable coronary artery disease and preserved ejection fraction: Impact of diabetes mellitus.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Many patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) have no visual segmental wall motion abnormalities and a left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50% at rest despite significant coronary artery stenosis. Here, the aim was to determine the impact of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on LV function assessed by enhanced echocardiography in patients with stable CAD with or without diabetes mellitus type 2 and a preserved LVEF. METHODS: Sixty-six consecutive patients with CAD and LVEF ≥ 50%, admitted to the hospital for planned coronary angiography, were prospectiv...
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sikora-Frac M, Zaborska B, Maciejewski P, Budaj A, Bednarz B Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Could autonomic nervous system parameters be still helpful in identifying patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction at the highest risk of all-cause mortality?
CONCLUSIONS: Baroreflex sensitivity and HRV - may still be helpful in identifying patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction at the highest risk of all-cause mortality, independently of LVEF, NYHA class and ICD implantation. PMID: 31257569 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kaufmann D, Raczak G, Szwoch M, Kozłowski D, Kwiatkowska J, Lewicka E, Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz L Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Telescopic coronary sinus cannulation for mapping and ethanol ablation of arrhythmia originating from left ventricular summit.
CONCLUSIONS: The telescopic system for retrograde coronary venous ethanol injection consisted of an 8F SL0 catheter, a 5F JR/IM catheter and microcatheter is useful and allows the delivery of therapy, thus, decreasing the duration of the procedure. PMID: 31257570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Baszko A, Kałmucki P, Siminiak T, Szyszka A Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Successful percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with recanalized thrombus: Saving a radial artery by snuffbox approach.
PMID: 31246265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kim Y, Jeong MH, Kim MC, Sim DS, Hong YJ, Kim JH, Ahn Y Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

A case of a de-novo lesion in the left circumflex artery treated with excimer laser and drug-coated balloon under the guidance of optical frequency domain imaging.
PMID: 31246266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masuda S, Shibui T, Tsuchiyama T, Ashikaga T Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Coronary artery fistula and premature coronary atherosclerosis.
PMID: 31246267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Turek Ł, Polewczyk A, Janion M, Sadowski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Reactive arthritis-associated aortitis followed by Yersinia Enterocolitica infection: Multimodal imaging.
PMID: 31246268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gałąska R, Masiak A, Kulawiak-Gałąska D, Czuszyńska Z, Dorniak K, Fijałkowski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Recurrent and life-threatening strokes after pacemaker implantation in a patient affected by concealed superior sinus venosus atrial septal defect.
PMID: 31246269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sirico G, Montisci A, Sirico D, Ielasi A, Criscuolo M, Preziosa M, Tespili M, Mantica M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Atrial septal defect type II and upper limb malformation in 40-year-old male as a manifestation of Holt-Oram syndrome.
PMID: 31246270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Szymczyk E, Wejner-Mik P, Lipiec P, Michalski B, Kasprzak JD Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Challenging treatment of in-stent restenosis in a coronary bifurcation by implantation of a bioresorbable scaffold under optical coherence tomography guidance.
ski M PMID: 31246271 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zuk G, Ciecwierz D, Drewla P, Gruchała M, Gutiérrez-Chico JL, Jaguszewski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography before cardioversion in atrial arrhythmias.
CONCLUSIONS: Amongst many factors, including an established as risk for thromboembolism only a few of them increased the risk for the presence of thrombus in LAA: low velocities in LAA, presence of spontaneous echocontrast, longer duration of arrhythmia, consecutive (not first) arrhythmia episode and signs of dementia from a mini-mental state examination questionnaire. It was believed that there could be a need for an extension of indications of TEE in vast majority of the patients with atrial arrhythmias, due most often to an unpredictable occurrence of thrombus and potentially disastrous thromboembolism. The only excepti...
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kosmalska K, Rzyman M, Miękus P, Gilis-Malinowska N, Nowak R, Fijałkowski M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Clinical significance of myocardial involvement in acute idiopathic pericarditis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute idiopathic pericarditis (AIP) is frequently accompanied by myocardial involvement (AIPM). Although in acute myocarditis, the myocardial inflammation can lead to life-threatening complications, the outcome of patients with AIPM has been described as good. It remains unclear if a good prognosis of patients with AIPM reflects mild myocardial involvement or good medical management. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of life-threatening complications and life-saving interventions in a cohort of 248 consecutive patients admitted to a single medical center between 2006 and 2017 with AIP (n ...
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mager A, Berger D, Ofek H, Hammer Y, Kedmi I, Kornowski R Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Consensus document for invasive coronary physiologic assessment in Asia-Pacific countries.
CONCLUSIONS: This consensus document and recommendations support interventional fellows and cardiologists, hospital administrators, patients, and medical device companies to build confidence and encourage wider imple-mentation of invasive coronary physiology-guided therapy in the APAC region. PMID: 31225632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lee HS, Lee JM, Nam CW, Shin ES, Doh JH, Dai N, Ng MKC, Yong ASC, Tresukosol D, Mullasari AS, Mathew R, Chandra P, Wang KT, Chen Y, Chen J, Yiu KH, Johnson NP, Koo BK Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Study of epidemiological aspects of hyperuricemia in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of the questionnaire in this survey suggests that doctors often underestimate the problem of hyperuricemia in patients with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. An important step towards more effective therapy of hyperuricemia in routine clinical practice is to raise the awareness of hyperuricemia and its comorbidities both among doctors and patients and encourage monitoring and treatment. PMID: 31225633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kostka-Jeziorny K, Widecka K, Tykarski A Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Echocardiographic assessment of tricuspid regurgitation and pericardial effusion after cardiac device implantation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The frequency of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantations is constantly increasing. Pericardial effusion (PE) and tricuspid regurgitation (TR) may occur after CIED implantation. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for new occurrences or progression of TR and PE early after CIED implantation. METHODS: This is an on-going, single-center, observational study of patients after their first CIED implantation, with an echocardiographic evaluation within 60 days before and 7 days after the procedure. Data are presented for first 110 consec...
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jabłońska K, Wiechecki B, Kapłon-Cieślicka A, Tymińska A, Budnik M, Hołowaty D, Jakubowski K, Michalak M, Świętoń E, Stolarz P, Steckiewicz R, Grabowski M, Ścisło P, Kochanowski J, Filipiak KJ, Opolski G Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

ST2 in patients with severe aortic stenosis and heart failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: ST2 is a circulating biomarker that is well established for predicting outcome in heart failure (HF). This is the first study to look at ST2 concentrations in optimally treated patients with stable but significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) compared to patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: Two cohorts were retrospectively studied: 94 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation for severe AS (63 with normal ejection fraction [EF] and 31 with reduced EF), and 50 patients with severe LVSD from non-valvular causes. ST2 pre-procedural samples wer...
Source: Cardiology Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cai A, Miyazawa A, Sunderland N, Piper SE, Gibbs TGJ, Wang D, Redding S, Amin-Youseff G, Wendler O, Byrne J, MacCarthy PA, Shah AM, McDonagh TA, Dworakowski R Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Pretreatment with antiplatelet drugs improves the cardiac function after myocardial infarction without reperfusion in a mouse model.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Reperfusion therapy is known to improve prognosis and limit myocardial damage after myocardial infarction (MI). The administration of antiplatelet drugs prior to percutaneous coronary intervention also proves beneficial to patients with acute MI (AMI). However, a good number of AMI patients do not receive reperfusion therapy, and it is not clear if they would benefit from antiplatelet pre-treatment. METHODS: Experimental C57BL/6 mice were randomly allocated to five groups: the sham group, control, post-treatment, pre-treatment, and pre- and post-treatment groups. Aspirin (15 mg/kg), clopi...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhang K, Yang W, Zhang M, Sun Y, Zhang T, Liu J, Zhang J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Valve hemodynamic performance and myocardial strain after implantation of a third-generation, balloon-expandable, transcatheter aortic valve.
ez JL Abstract BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) mechanics are impaired in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS); however, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) may positively affect LV mechanics. Assessed herein is the performance of the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve (THV) and the effect of TAVI on LV function recovery, as assessed by global longitudinal strain (GLS). METHODS: A subset of patients from the SOURCE 3 registry (n = 276) from 16 European centers received SAPIEN 3 balloon-expandable THV. Echocardiography was performed at baseline, post-procedure, and at 1 year, including assessm...
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fernandez-Santos S, Théron A, Pibarot P, Collart F, Gilard M, Urena M, Hovorka T, Kahlert P, Zamorano-Gomez JL Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

The London PCHF: A new Postgraduate Course on Heart Failure.
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Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lüscher TF Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Chest pain and plaque rupture without high-sensitive troponin elevation.
PMID: 31032869 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Moccetti F, Bossard M, Kobza R, Cuculi F Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Life-threatening acute myocardial infarction due to left main dissection during radiofrequency transcatheter ablation of atrial tachycardia.
PMID: 31032870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cafaro A, Cecere A, Ruggieri R, Iorio E, Giardinelli F, Ciccone MM, Casamassima V, Grimaldi M, Langialonga T, Pepe M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patient with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction via left snuffbox approach: Patient advantages.
PMID: 31032871 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kim Y, Jeong MH, Kim MC, Sim DS, Hong YJ, Kim JH, Ahn Y Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Large calcific mass embolization during transfemoral aortic valve implantation.
PMID: 31032872 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Salvatore T, Gabrielli D, Caterino AL, Ceriello L, Maddestra N, Zimarino M Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Many disorders of one heart: Accidentally discovered aortic dissection, bicuspid aortic valve and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in young patient with hypertension.
PMID: 31032873 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gawor M, Śpiewak M, Mazurkiewicz Ł, Marczak M, Michałowska I, Grzybowski J Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Always look at both sides of the heart: A double-orifice mitral valve discovered in a young adult with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
PMID: 31032874 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kowalik E, Klisiewicz A, Skrzypczyńska-Banasik U, Hoffman P Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

Confirmation of jailed side-branch ostium in coronary bifurcation intervention by stent-oriented three-dimensional intravascular ultrasound.
PMID: 31032875 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Cardiology Journal)
Source: Cardiology Journal - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nakao F Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research