Adding clinical value with coronary flow assessment in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Thomas H. Schindler, David L. Brown, Justin S. Sadhu (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Determination of optimal implantation site in central venous system for wireless hemodynamic monitoring
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Tejaswini Manavi, Patricia Vazquez, Muhammad Tubassam, Junaid Zafar, Faisal Sharif, Haroon Zafar (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pleiotropic actions of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel – Do molecular differences translate into superior clinical efficacy after myocardial infarction?
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Anke C. Fender, Dobromir Dobrev (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A call for a more objective and longitudinal reporting of lifestyle components in cardiovascular research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Monika Gawałko, Adrian Elliott, Kadhim Kadhim, Prashanthan Sanders, Dominik Linz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical relationship between anemia and atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation without genetic background
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Min Kim, Myunghee Hong, Jong-Youn Kim, In-Soo Kim, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Hui-Nam Pak (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and antithrombotic prescription in elderly hospitalized atrial fibrillation patients: A cross-sectional analysis of a Swedish single-center clinical cohort
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Hanne Ehrlinder, Nicola Orsini, Karin Modig, Claes Hofman-Bang, Håkan Wallén, Bruna Gigante (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Influence of sex on the incidence of potential coronary artery disease and long-term outcomes in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Chisato Sato, Kohei Wakabayashi, Naoko Ikeda, Yuki Honda, Ken Sato, Toshiaki Suzuki, Keita Shibata, Kaoru Tanno (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Murillo de Oliveira Antunes, Thiago Luis Scudeler (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Not typical angina and mortality in women with obstructive coronary artery disease: Results from the Women’s Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation study (WISE)
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Erika Jones, B. Delia Johnson, Leslee J. Shaw, May Bakir, Janet Wei, Puja K. Mehta, Margo Minissian, Carl J. Pepine, Steven E. Reis, Sheryl F. Kelsey, Eileen Handberg, Vera Bittner, George Sopko, C. Noel Bairey Merz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Two year efficacy and safety of small versus large ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffolds of ≤18 mm device length: A subgroup analysis of the German-Austrian ABSORB RegIstRy (GABI-R)
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Myron Zaczkiewicz, Bastian Wein, Matthias Graf, Oliver Zimmermann, Johannes Kastner, Jochen Wöhrle, Riemer Thomas, Christian Hamm, Jan Torzewski, for the GABI-R Study Group (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors in elderly patients with chronic heart failure -A report from the CHART-2 study-
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Masayuki Sato, Yasuhiko Sakata, Kenjiro Sato, Kotaro Nochioka, Masanobu Miura, Ruri Abe, Takuya Oikawa, Shintaro Kasahara, Hajime Aoyanagi, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Takahide Fujihashi, Hideka Hayashi, Takashi Shiroto, Koichiro Sugimura, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Miyata, Hiroaki Shimokawa, on behalf of the CHART-2 Investigator (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Multifocal cardiovascular calcification in patients with established cardiovascular disease; prevalence, risk factors, and relation with recurrent cardiovascular disease
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Cilie C. van 't Klooster, Hendrik M. Nathoe, J. Hjortnaes, Michiel L. Bots, Ivana Isgum, Nikolas Lessmann, Yolanda van der Graaf, Tim Leiner, Frank L.J. Visseren, On behalf of the UCC-SMART-study group (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Extent of the difference between microcatheter and pressure wire-derived fractional flow reserve and its relation to optical coherence tomography-derived parameters
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasutsugu Shiono, Kuninobu Kashiyama, Yasushi Ino, Takahiro Nishi, Kosei Terada, Hiroki Emori, Daisuke Higashioka, Yosuke Katayama, Amir Khalifa Mahfouz, Teruaki Wada, Suwako Fujita, Masahiro Takahata, Kunihiro Shimamura, Manabu Kashiwagi, Akio Kuroi, Atsushi Tanaka, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Bleeding complications with clopidogrel or ticagrelor in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients – A real life cohort study of two treatment strategies
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Joakim Alfredsson, Kime Omar, József Csog, Dimitrios Venetsanos, Magnus Janzon, Mattias Ekstedt (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Atrial tachyarrhythmias following percutaneous device closure of secundum atrial septal defects
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Vishal Vyas, Amit Kaura, Vinit Sawhney, Martin Lowe, Vivienne Ezzat (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cytotoxin-associated gene-A-seropositivity and Interleukin-1 polymorphisms influence adverse cardiovascular events
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Noriaki Tabata, Daisuke Sueta, Yuichiro Arima, Ken Okamoto, Takashi Shono, Shinsuke Hanatani, Seiji Takashio, Kentaro Oniki, Junji Saruwatari, Kenji Sakamoto, Koichi Kaikita, Jan-Malte Sinning, Nikos Werner, Georg Nickenig, Yutaka Sasaki, Toshihiro Fukui, Kenichi Tsujita (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Ability of FFR-CT to detect the absence of hemodynamically significant lesions in patients with high-risk NSTE-ACS admitted in the emergency department with chest pain, study design and rationale
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): David Meier, Ioannis Skalidis, Bernard De Bruyne, Salah Dine Qanadli, David Rotzinger, Eric Eeckhout, Carlos Collet, Olivier Muller, Stephane Fournier (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comparison of coronary CT angiography versus functional imaging for CABG patients: A resource utilization analysis
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Gary R. Small, Fernanda Erthal, Ali Alenazy, Yeung Yam, Michael Edwards, Andrew Crean, Rob S. Beanlands, Terrence D. Ruddy, Benjamin J.W. Chow (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Lifestyle components: Self-reported physical activity, nutritional status, sleep quality and incident atrial fibrillation
Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Joylene E. Siland, Victor Zwartkruis, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Rudolf A. de Boer, Isabelle C. van Gelder, Pim van der Harst, Michiel Rienstra (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of Sophrology on cardiopulmonary fitness in teenagers and young adults with a congenital heart disease: The SOPHROCARE study rationale, design and methods
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Johan Moreau, Kathleen Lavastre, Huguette Romieu, Françoise Charbonnier, Sophie Guillaumont, Charlene Bredy, Hamouda Abassi, Oscar Werner, Gregoire De La Villeon, Anne Requirand, Annie Auer, Stefan Matecki, Clement Karsenty, Aitor Guitarte, Khaled Hadeed, Yves Dulac, Nathalie Souletie, Philippe Acar, Fanny Bajolle, Damien Bonnet (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comparison between radial versus femoral percutaneous coronary intervention access in Indonesian hospitals, 2017–2018: A prospective observational study of a national registry
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Amir Aziz Alkatiri, Doni Firman, Nur Haryono, Emir Yonas, Raymond Pranata, Ismir Fahri, I Made Junior Rina Artha, Vireza Pratama, Wishnu Aditya Widodo, Nahar Taufiq, Abdul Hakim Alkatiri, Sunanto Ng, Heru Sulastomo, Sunarya Soerianata (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Post-resuscitation myocardial dysfunction in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients randomized to immediate coronary angiography versus standard of care
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Ludvig Elfwén, Rickard Lagedal, Sten Rubertsson, Stefan James, Jonas Oldgren, Jens Olsson, Jacob Hollenberg, Ulf Jensen, Mattias Ringh, Leif Svensson, Per Nordberg (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Completing the job: The advantage of complete revascularization in ST-elevation myocardial infarction over culprit-only revascularization strategies
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Francesco Moroni, Guglielmo Gallone, Luca Baldetti (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association of echocardiographic measures of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and hypertrophy with presence of coronary microvascular dysfunction
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Iryna Dykun, Luisa Kärner, Ihab Mahmoud, Stefanie Hendricks, Matthias Totzeck, Fadi Al-Rashid, Tienush Rassaf, Amir A. Mahabadi (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

From calculating cardiovascular risk factors in Honduras towards a universal cardiovascular risk model
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Bart Scheenstra, Arnoud van 't Hof, Marieke Spreeuwenberg, Dominik Linz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Sacubitril/valsartan improves right ventricular function in a real-life population of patients with chronic heart failure: The Daunia Heart Failure Registry
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Michele Correale, Adriana Mallardi, Pietro Mazzeo, Lucia Tricarico, Claudia Diella, Valentina Romano, Armando Ferraretti, Alessandra Leopizzi, Giuseppina Merolla, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Complete versus culprit-vessel only revascularization in STEMI: An updated meta-analysis of randomized control trials☆
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Kartik Gupta, Lakshay Chopra, Ameen Salame, Nitin Gharpure, Shane P. Prejean, Gregory von Mering, Firas Al Solaiman, Kyle Eudailey, Navkaranbir S. Bajaj, Mustafa I. Ahmed (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association between direct-acting oral anticoagulants vs. warfarin with the risk of osteoporosis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Tauseef Akhtar, Adrija Hajra, Poonam Bhyan, Raktim K. Ghosh, Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Wilbert S. Aronow (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Haloperidol and sudden death in first acute myocardial infarction
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Rachel M.A. ter Bekke, Paul G.A. Volders (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Transcatheter treatment of native aortic valve regurgitation: Results from an international registry using the transfemoral ACURATE neo valve
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Paola Angela Maria Purita, Luisa Salido Tahoces, Chiara Fraccaro, Luca Nai Fovino, Won-Keun Kim, Cláudio Espada-Guerreiro, Ole De Backer, Morritz Seiffert, Luis Nombela-Franco, Raul Moreno Gomez, Antonio Mangieri, Anna Franzone, Francesco Bedogni, Fausto Castriota, Tiziana Attisano, Lars Søndergaard, Rosana Hernandez Antolin, Giuseppe TarantiniAbstractBackgroundTranscatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been validated for the treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients at high and intermediate surgical ...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

CMR based measurement of aortic stiffness, epicardial fat, left ventricular myocardial strain and fibrosis in hypertensive patients
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): Christian Kropidlowski, Michael Meier-Schroers, Daniel Kuetting, Alois Sprinkart, Hans Schild, Daniel Thomas, Rami HomsiAbstractIntroductionA combined assessment of different parameters of cardiovascular (CV) risk and prognosis can be supportive and performed with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Aortic stiffness, epicardial fat volume (EFV), left ventricular (LV) strain and fibrosis were evaluated within a single CMR examination and results were related to the presence of hypertension (HTN) and diabetes mellitus (DM).Methods20 healthy co...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Factors influencing the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation by cardiac patients with a comorbidity of stroke
Publication date: April 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 27Author(s): A.S. Harrison, N.J. Gaskins, L.A. Connell, P. Doherty (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cardiovascular risk assessment in the resource limited setting of Western Honduras: An epidemiological perspective
Conclusions: CV risk calculations revealed higher than rates than expected with consequently reflected on higher than estimated CVRAS. This represents the first report of its kind in Honduras. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The importance of bipolar bidirectional radiofrequency in surgical AF ablation
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Bart Maesen, Vanessa Weberndörfer, Elham Bidar, Dominik Linz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - February 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty of global kidney ischemia improves renal function and blood pressure
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Jaber Abboud, Albrecht Römer, Wolfgang Kasper, Bernhard M. Kaess, Stefan Haack, Thomas Mettang, Oliver Vonend, Joachim R. EhrlichAbstractBackgroundRenal artery stenosis (RAS) can lead to hypertension and renal failure. Nevertheless, its treatment by percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) remains controversial. It is unknown, whether patients with global kidney ischemia (GKI), that means patients with bilateral RAS or RAS with a single functioning kidney, may benefit from PTRA or not.MethodsWe retrospectively ana...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Regional registries on the management of atrial fibrillation: Essential pieces in the global puzzle
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Jakub Gumprecht, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Tatjana S. Potpara (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

First clinical evidence characterizing safety and efficacy of the new CoCr Biolimus-A9 eluting stent: The Biomatrix Alpha™ registry
ConclusionsThe new CoCr-BES showed low rates of MACE, MI, ci-TVR and ST at 9 months, similar to the BES arm in LEADERS. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Correlation between septal midwall late gadolinium enhancement on CMR and conduction delay on ECG in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Marthe A.J. Becker, Cornelis P. Allaart, Alwin Zweerink, Jan H. Cornel, Peter M. van de Ven, Albert C. van Rossum, Tjeerd GermansAbstractBackgroundSeptal midwall late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a characteristic finding in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and is associated with adverse cardiac events. QRS-prolongation in DCM is also frequently present and a predictor of arrhythmic events and mortality. Since the His-Purkinje fibres are located in the interventricular septum, QRS-pr...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Digital interventions in the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerotic vascular disease
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Martin Steinmetz, Christos Rammos, Tienush Rassaf, Julia Lortz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

12-Month clinical outcomes of amphilimus drug eluting stents in an all-comers South-East Asian registry
ConclusionIn a contemporary all-comers South-East Asian registry with high rate of diabetes mellitus, AES was found to be efficacious with a low incidence of MACE observed at 12-month follow-up. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation agents in patients with atrial fibrillation: Insights from Italian monitoring registries
ConclusionsThis study is the largest European real-world study ever published on NOACs. It includes all Italian patients treated with NOACs since 2013 accounting for about 1/3 of subjects with AF. The enrolled population consisted of very elderly patients, at high risk of ischemic adverse events. The AIFA registries are consolidated tools that guarantee the appropriateness of prescription and provide important information for the governance of National Health System by collecting real-world data. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Brugada syndrome: A comprehensive review of pathophysiological mechanisms and risk stratification strategies
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Ka Hou Christien Li, Sharen Lee, Chengye Yin, Tong Liu, Tachapong Ngarmukos, Giulio Conte, Gan-Xin Yan, Raymond W. Sy, Konstantinos P. Letsas, Gary TseAbstractBrugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited ion channel channelopathy predisposing to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Originally believed to be predominantly associated with mutations in SCN5A encoding for the cardiac sodium channel, mutations of 18 genes other than SCN5A have been implicated in the pathogenesis of BrS to date. Diagnosis is based on the presence of a ...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Feasibility, reproducibility and accuracy of electrical velocimetry for cardiac output assessment in congenital heart disease
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Alexander C. Egbe, Muhammad Wajih Ullah, Arslan Afzal, Keerthana Banala, Rahul Vojjini, Maria Najam, Karim Osman, Sahith Thotamgari, Donald J. HaglerAbstractBackgroundNoninvasive cardiac output assessment is important for prognostication in patients with heart failure. Electrical velocimetry (EV), an impedance cardiography technique, can be used for noninvasive cardiac output assessment. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility, reproducibility and accuracy of cardiac output assessment by EV in adults with congenital h...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A 90-second magnetocardiogram using a novel analysis system to assess for coronary artery stenosis in Emergency department observation unit chest pain patients
ConclusionThis pilot study suggests a resting 90-second MCG scan shows promise in evaluating EDOU chest pain patients for CAS and warrants further study as an alternative testing modality to identify patients safe for discharge. Larger studies are needed to assess accuracy of MCG using this novel analysis system. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Sleep apnea in atrial fibrillation – Highly prevalent, highly relevant, but most patients are not somnolent!
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Kadhim Kadhim, Dennis H. Lau, Prashanthan Sanders, Dominik Linz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Emergence of endocardium/epicardium flow gradient as novel risk biomarker in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2020Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Thomas H. Schindler, Ines Valenta, Sudhir Jain (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

European multicentre experience of staged hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation for the treatment of persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation
We examined the efficacy and safety of the 2 stage Hybrid AF ablation approach by analysing the largest series of this technique reported so far.MethodsThe approach aims to electrically isolate the left atrial posterior wall incorporating the pulmonary veins (‘box-set’pattern). An initial video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) epicardial ablation is followed after a minimum of 8 weeks by endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation.ResultsOf 175 patients from 4 European cardiothoracic centers, who underwent the surgical (COBRA Fusion, AtriCure Inc) 1st stage ablation, 166 went on to complete 2nd stage cathete...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Resheathing of self-expanding bioprosthesis: Impact on procedural results, clinical outcome and prosthetic valve durability after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
ConclusionsOur study shows that SEV resheath did not impair the procedural results, the outcome of patients nor the valve durability at short term after TAVI. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The impact of tissue-tracking strain on the left atrial dysfunction in the patients with left ventricular dysfunction
This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of CMR to evaluate the LA function using those parameters. Furthermore, those LA function parameters were compared in each LV function.MethodsA total of 65 consecutive patients who underwent contrast CMR were prospectively enrolled (age 55.7 ± 14. 6 years, males 67.7%). Among the 65 patients, there were 15 without hypertension, diabetes, or atrial fibrillation (Healthy group). The remaining 50 patients were divided into two groups according to a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 50%. We assessed the correlations between the LV- and LA-CMR param...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful thoracoscopic clipping of a thrombus-containing left atrial appendage
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Mindy Vroomen, Justin G.L.M. Luermans, Mark La Meir, Bart Maesen (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research