Is EVALI the new scapegoat for every abnormal chest imaging?
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Amos Lal, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Use of actigraphy to characterize inactivity and activity in patients in a medical ICU
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Prerna Gupta, Jennifer L. Martin, Dale M. Needham, Sitaram Vangala, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Biren B. Kamdar (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Nurses’ judgments of patient risk of deterioration at change-of-shift handoff: Agreement between nurses and comparison with early warning scores
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Patrick Lavoie, Sean P. Clarke, Christina Clausen, Margaret Purden, Jessica Emed, Tanya Mailhot, Guillaume Fontaine, Valerie Frunchak (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Music and 6-minute walk-distance-one step at a time: Commentary on “Rhythmic auditory stimulation increases 6-minute walk distance in individuals with COPD: A repeated measures study”
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Annie Heiderscheit, Sikandar Khan, Babar Khan, Linda L. Chlan (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prediction model development of women's daily asthma control using fitness tracker sleep disruption
ConclusionsFitness tracker sleep efficiency and wake counts demonstrate clinical utility as predictive of asthma-specific night-time wakening and daily FEV1. Fitness tracker sleep data demonstrated predictive capability for daily asthma outcomes. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Understanding adherence to the CardioMEMS pulmonary artery pressure monitoring system for heart failure: A qualitative study
ConclusionsPatients experience many benefits of the CardioMEMS system; however, it is not clear that these perceived or real benefits affect how a person adheres. Rather, our findings suggest that a person's self-concept may be a better predictor of adherence to telemonitoring systems. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and financial burden in younger adults hospitalized with atrial fibrillation
The objective of this research article was to assess the trend of hospitalization, epidemiological characteristics and economic burden in the young adult, aged 18–45 years, presenting with atrial fibrillation.MethodsHospitalization data from the National Inpatient Sample between 2005 and 2015 were used to analyze prevalence of risk factors and financial burden in young adults with atrial fibrillation.ResultsFrom 2005 to 2015, a total of 260,080 admissions were included in the study. From 2005 to 2015, there was a decreasing trend of total admissions with atrial fibrillation among the age group of 18–45 years co...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Is my patient ready for a safe transfer to a lower-intensity care setting? Nursing complexity as an independent predictor of adverse events risk after ICU discharge
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Gianfranco Sanson, Cecilia Marino, Andrea Valenti, Umberto Lucangelo, Giorgio BerlotAbstractBackgroundPatients discharged from intensive care units (ICUs) are at risk for adverse events (AEs). Establishing safe discharge criteria is challenging. No available criteria consider nursing complexity among risk factors.ObjectivesTo investigate whether nursing complexity upon ICU discharge is an independent predictor for AEs.MethodsProspective observational study. The Patient Acuity and Complexity Score (PACS) was developed to measure nursing co...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Rhythmic auditory stimulation increases 6-Minute walk distance in individuals with COPD: A repeated measures study
ConclusionsRhythmically-enhanced music may be a useful tool to increase walking distance in Participant's with COPD. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Morphological overview of cardiovascular comorbidities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Frank's sign
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Nalan Ogan, Ersin Gunay, Berkay Ekici, Ayse Baha, Esen Sayin Gulensoy, E. Eylem Akpinar, Aycan YukselAbstractObjectiveCardiovascular diseases are the most common and important comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Literature indicates that there may be a relationship between diagonal earlobe crease (DELC) and coronary artery disease (CAD). Accordingly, the present study aimed to assess the relationship with DELC and cardiac comorbidities in patients with COPD during routine physical examination.Mater...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Defining risk factors associated with difficult peripheral venous Cannulation: A systematic review and meta-analysis
This study intends to identify risk factors associated to the incidence of ‘difficult peripheral venous access’ in adults at hospital.We designed a systematic review of published studies (protocol PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018089160). We conducted structured electronic searches using key words and specific vocabulary, as well as directed searches in several databases. After validity analysis, we selected 7 studies with observational methodology.We found great variability in the definition of ‘difficult peripheral venous access’ and in the variables proposed as risk factors. Statistically significant factor...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 12, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Peak pressure apnea: An under-recognized, high-risk form of ventilator asynchrony
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Brandon Oto (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of volume-assured pressure support noninvasive ventilation in stable COPD with chronic respiratory failure: Meta-analysis and literature review
ConclusionThe VAPS mode had similar efficacy as the pressure-support (PS) mode. However, VAPS could significantly improve the patients’ subjective feelings. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Can haloperidol prophylaxis reduce the incidence of delirium in critically ill patients in intensive care units? A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe use of prophylactic haloperidol might reduce the incidence of delirium in postoperative patients admitted to an ICU, but not in all ICU patients. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 5, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Mobile-ECG screening in rural pharmacies: Rates of atrial fibrillation and associated risk factors
DiscussionCollectively, an alarming rate of untreated stroke risk in a rural pharmacy sample was identified by the researchers utilizing mECG technology. These results suggest potential value to the use of mECG technology to screen for AFib in at-risk communities. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - February 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

E-cigarette use related lung disease, review of clinical and imaging findings in 3 cases
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Kianoush Ansari-Gilani, Andrew M. Petraszko, Catalina V. Teba, Allen R. Reeves, Amit Gupta, Aekta Gupta, Nikhil H. Ramaiya, Robert C. GilkesonAbstractElectronic-cigarette use (vaping), has gained popularity among the young adult population, causing an alarming rise in electronic-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). The specific chemical agent(s) responsible for lung injuries remains to be further investigated, but tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, and vitamin E acetate are involved in mo...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Feasibility and acceptability of active for life with COPD, an intervention to increase light physical activity in people with COPD
ConclusionsThe Active for Life with COPD intervention is feasible, acceptable, and may support long term maintenance of physical activity. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Factors influencing the uptake of influenza vaccination in African American patients with heart failure: Findings from a large urban public hospital
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Titilope Olanipekun, Valery S. Effoe, Olalekan Olanipekun, Efehi Igbinomwanhia, Onaopepo Kola-Kehinde, Claudia Fotzeu, Nicolas Bakinde, Rachael HarrisAbstractBackgroundEvidence suggests that annual influenza vaccination may prevent acute heart failure exacerbation episodes and improve survival.ObjectiveDetermine the influenza vaccination rate among African American patients with heart failure and identify predictors of uptake.MethodsAfrican American patients with heart failure were recruited at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta GA between O...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison between a nurse-led weaning protocol and a weaning protocol based on physician's clinical judgment in ICU patients
ConclusionThe present findings showed that nurses’ assessment of patient's readiness for weaning from MV (BWS) is a safe approach during the day, which can reduce MV duration more than other typical methods in ICUs. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Sex differences in factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in acute type A aortic dissection patients
ConclusionRisk factors for PTSD symptoms differ in male patients and female patients following AAAD. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Falls in community-dwelling older adults with heart failure: A retrospective cohort study
ConclusionCommunity-dwelling older adults with HF and functional difficulties have a higher fall risk than those without HF, indicating that fall prevention programs should be developed, tested, and implemented for this population. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

German Network for Early Mobilization: Impact for participants
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Peter Nydahl, Eva Spindelmann, Carsten Hermes, Arnold Kaltwasser, Stefan J. SchallerAbstractProfessional networks support health care providers in implementing evidence based knowledge. The German Network for Early Mobilization in Intensive Care Units (ICU) was founded in 2011 and serves for more than 300 critical care team members today. The mobilization network is connected to other professional networks and contributed to the development of national guidelines and quality indicators. Several research projects were conducted. Members of t...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - January 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Hospital outcomes in non-surgical patients identified at risk for OSA
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Sikandar H Khan, Shalini Manchanda, Ninotchka L Sigua, Erika Green, Philani B Mpofu, Siu Hui, Babar A. KhanAbstractBackgroundIn-hospital respiratory outcomes of non-surgical patients with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly those with significant comorbidities are not well defined. Undiagnosed and untreated OSA may be associated with increased cardiopulmonary morbidity.Study objectivesEvaluate respiratory failure outcomes in patients identified as at-risk for OSA by the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ).MethodsThis was a retro...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Dose dependency of amiodarone induced “Blue man syndrome”
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Özge Turgay Yildirim, Ayşegül Turgay (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Stroke impact symptoms are associated with sleep-related impairment
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Eeeseung Byun, Ruth Kohen, Kyra J. Becker, Catherine J. Kirkness, Sandeep Khot, Pamela H. MitchellAbstractBackgroundSleep-related impairment is a common but under-appreciated complication after stroke and may impede stroke recovery. Yet little is known about factors associated with sleep-related impairment after stroke.ObjectiveThe purpose of this analysis was to examine the relationship between stroke impact symptoms and sleep-related impairment among stroke survivors.MethodsWe conducted a cross-sectional secondary analysis of a baseline...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Table of Contents
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 49, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Board of Directors
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 49, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Information for Authors
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 49, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Information for Readers
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 49, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Electronic cigarette use among heart failure patients: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study (Wave 1: 2013–2014)
ConclusionsE-cigarette use should be assessed and monitored to understand the safety and potential efficacy of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction approach for HF patients. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - December 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Amiodarone induced “Blue man syndrome”; an unusual presentation
We present the case of a 77-year-old male who presented to us post-cardiac arrest secondary to hyperkalemia of 7.0. Although it was noted in the patient's chart that he had an “allergy” to amiodarone (it was noted in his chart it only turned his leg black), it was used in the emergency department because of the failure of other antiarrhythmics to treat his arrhythmia and all other medical options were exhausted. It was decided that the benefits of using amiodarone far outweighed the risks of it. Ultimately it was found that the patient did not have a true allergy to amiodarone, but suffered from a known benign ...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Cross-classification of physical and affective symptom clusters and 180-day event-free survival in moderate to advanced heart failure
ConclusionCongruence between physical and affective symptom clusters should be considered when identifying patients at higher risk for poor outcomes. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Adherence to diet and medication and the associated factors among patient with chronic heart failure in a multi-ethnic society
ConclusionThe findings from this study have established the need to improve current education and rehabilitation programmes for patients with CHF by addressing those factors significantly influencing their adherence to diet and medication. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

A comparison of finger and forehead pulse oximeters in heart failure patients during maximal exercise
The objective of this study was to determine if pulse oximeter accuracy is dependent on location in heart failure patients during peak exercise.Methods20 participants with HF (7F, age 64.±11 yr) and 9 participants with coronary artery disease as controls (CAD: 3F, age 66±5 yr) performed a maximal exertion treadmill exercise stress test while wearing both finger and forehead pulse oximeters.ResultsAt peak exercise, the two pulse oximeters measurements of SpO2 differed from each other by 3.8 ± 3.3% in the HF group (p
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Aorto-cardiac fistula etiology, presentation, and management: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Tianne J. Foster, Ali Hama Amin, Tatiana Busu, Kinjan Patel, Peter Farjo, Abdulrahman Al Hallak, Nyaz Ali, Mohamad AlkhouliAbstractBackgroundAorto-cardiac fistulae are a rare but increasingly reported entity, and data are scarce.MethodThe authors performed a systematic review of ACFs to characterize the underlying etiology, clinical presentation, and compare outcomes of treatment strategies.Results3,733 publications were identified in the search. Of those, 292 studies including 300 patients were included. Etiology of ACFs was 38% iatrogen...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Reaction time and functional balance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Serdar Kalemci, Aydın Sarıhan, Abdullah Şimşek, Arife Zeybek (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comment on: “From labor and delivery to left ventricular assist device: A peripartum cardiomyopathy case report”
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Özge Turgay Yıldırım, Özge Senem YÜCEL ÇİÇEK (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

An observational study of the management practices and outcomes of patients with new onset atrial fibrillation in non-cardiothoracic surgeries
ConclusionsMost patients with POAF were asymptomatic but their presentation or outcomes were similar with symptomatic patients. One in four discharged patients was prescribed anticoagulation and the CHADS2-VASC score was not associated with this decision. These findings have important implications for practice and future research. There is a need to better delineate the risk associated with transient versus persistent POAF, symptomatic versus asymptomatic POAF, as well as for clinical trials to determine optimal strategies to improve their outcomes. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Bicarbonate use and mortality outcome among critically ill patients with metabolic acidosis: A meta analysis
ConclusionThere is no significant difference in mortality in the use of bicarbonate among critically ill patients with high anion gap metabolic acidosis predominantly driven by lactic acidosis. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Airway and transpulmonary driving pressures and mechanical powers selected by INTELLiVENT-ASV in passive, mechanically ventilated ICU patients
ConclusionsIn this short term observation study, INTELLiVENT-ASV selected ΔP and MP considered in safe ranges for lung protection. In a subgroup of ARDS patients, the combination of a recruitment strategy and INTELLiVENT-ASV resulted in an apparently safe ΔPL and MPL. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Table of Contents
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 48, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Information for Readers
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 48, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Information for Authors
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 48, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The impact of left ventricular ejection fraction on heart failure patients with pulmonary hypertension
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 48, Issue 6Author(s): Barak Zafrir, Shemy Carasso, Sorel Goland, Liaz Zilberman, Robert Klempfner, Nir Shlomo, Evgeny Radzishevsky, Tal Hasin, Avraham Shotan, Alicia Vazan, Jean Marc Weinstein, Wadi Kinany, Robert Dragu, Elad Maor, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Offer AmirAbstractBackgroundThe most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in developed countries is left heart disease (LHD, group 2 PH). The development of PH in heart failure (HF) patients is indicative of worse outcomes.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the long term outcomes...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Long-term health-related quality of life of adult patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): An integrative review
Conclusions: Early identification and management of physical and mental health problems may improve HRQOL outcomes. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Board of Directors
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Heart & Lung, Volume 48, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Endotracheal tube cuff pressure change: Proof of concept for a novel approach to objective cough assessment in intubated critically ill patients
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Matthew Peter O'Neill, Pragasan Dean GopalanAbstractPurposeCough strength assessment aids in predicting extubation failure. Peak expiratory flow rate during cough manoeuvre (CPF) is the gold-standard tool and flow rates of
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Palliative care referral in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated with cardiogenic shock in the United States
ConclusionPC utilization increased substantially during the 10-years study period in the United States in STEMI-CS. Several baseline, procedural, hospital, and socioeconomic factors were associated with PC referral in the setting STEMI-CS. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Relationship between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and early neurological deterioration in stroke patients with and without atrial fibrillation
In this study, we aimed to assess the association of baseline hsCRP levels with END in acute ischemic stroke with and without AF.MethodsConsecutive acute ischemic stroke patients prospectively recruited from the Affiliated Hospital of Yangzhou University were analyzed and divided into two groups: AF related stroke (AF-S) and non-AF related stroke (Non-AF-S) groups. Plasma hsCRP levels on admission were categorized into three risk groups: low (3 mg/L).ResultsA total of 655 consecutive patients diagnosed acute ischemic stroke were prospectively registered from our department in 2015–2018, which included 168 AF-S and ...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Incidence, 30-day readmission rates and predictors of readmission after new onset atrial fibrillation who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2019Source: Heart & LungAuthor(s): Rajkumar Doshi, Sailaja Pisipati, Mohamed Taha, Mihir Dave, Jay Shah, Devina Adalja, Nageshwara GullapalliAbstractIntroductionNew onset Atrial Fibrillation (NOAF) is frequently seen post transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). NOAF in the setting of TAVR has also been recognized as predictor of worse outcomes, including higher readmission rates. Data assessing the effect and predictors of NOAF on 30-day readmission rates post TAVR is limited.ObjectiveTo assess the incidence, 30-day readmission rate and predictors of NOAF in patients...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - November 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research