Chronic kidney disease with elevated myocardial native T1 – Is this only due to myocardial fibrosis?
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Ming-Yen Ng, Pui Min Yap, Kai Hang Yiu (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prolonged double antiplatelet therapy vs association of antiplatelet and low dose of anticoagulant therapy: PEGASUS or COMPASS?
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Natale Daniele Brunetti, Luisa De Gennaro, Matteo Di Biase, Pasquale Caldarola (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Does dual vs. triple antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with atrial fibrillation lower the risk of bleeding at the cost of increased risk of ischemic events?
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Kartik Gupta, Shane P. Prejean, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Harsh Golwala, Thomas Evan Watts, Sudeep R. Aryal, Gregory von Mering, Oscar Julian Booker, Mustafa I. Ahmed, Navkaranbir S. Bajaj (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Polygenetic risk for coronary artery disease increases hospitalization burden and mortality
ConclusionOur results suggest that genetic predisposition for CAD can predict hospitalization burden and mortality, especially due to cardiovascular causes, independently of traditional risk factors. As the risk conferred by the GRS is partially modifiable, our results may help to reduce societal costs, individual suffering and prolong life. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Risk profiling in atrial fibrillation: Value of assessment of vascular blush
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Kashif B. Khokhar, Dennis H. Lau, Prashanthan Sanders, Dominik Linz (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Vernakalant and electrical cardioversion for AF – Safe and effective
ConclusionManagement of recent-onset atrial fibrillation consisting of intravenous vernakalant followed by electrical cardioversion in case of failure appears safe and efficacious. Achieving a rapid conversion, this approach could potentially save resources and costs. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Endogenously released adenosine causes pulmonary vasodilation during the acute phase of pulmonary embolization in dogs
ConclusionsEndogenously released adenosine after acute pulmonary embolization is one of the initial pulmonary vasodilators. The immediate surge in plasma adenosine levels in the MPA could lead to a hypothesis that adenosine is released by the right heart in response to pressure overload. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Genome-wide association studies of atrial fibrillation: Finding meaning in the life of risk loci
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Henry Sutanto, Dobromir Dobrev, Jordi Heijman (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A retrospective study of schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary hypertension from an endemic area in Brazil
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Fernando Antônio Botoni, Carolina Coimbra Marinho, Vinicius Tostes Carvalho, Claudia S. Mickael, Brian B. Graham (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Use of pulsed electron avalanche knife (PEAK) PlasmaBlade™ in patients undergoing implantation of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ConclusionThe results of our pilot study suggest that intermuscular S-ICD implantation using PEAK is safe and potentially beneficial in patients receiving OAC or APT with respect to prevention of bleeding complications. These results support the rationale for large prospective controlled trials evaluating a beneficial effect of PEAK use in S-ICD implantation procedures. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Incidence and predictors of left ventricular thrombus formation following acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: A serial cardiac MRI study
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Justin Phan, Tuan Nguyen, John French, Daniel Moses, Glen Schlaphoff, Sidney Lo, Craig Juergens, Hany Dimitri, David Richards, Liza ThomasAbstractAimsLeft ventricular (LV) thrombus is a complication of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We determined the incidence and predictors of LV thrombus formation using serial cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and two-dimensional echocardiography studies.Methods and resultsTwo hundred and ten patients underwent CMR (median 4 days [IQR 3-7]) and transthoracic echocardiograp...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pathway analysis with genome-wide association study (GWAS) data detected the association of atrial fibrillation with the mTOR signaling pathway
ConclusionsMAGENTA identified a novel pathway, mTOR, followed by GSEA with human atrial tissue samples. mTOR pathway is a key interface that adapts the change of environments by pressure overload and metabolic perturbation. Our results indicate that the MTOR pathway is involved in the pathogenesis of AF, although the details of the basic mechanism remain unknown and further analysis for causal-relationship of mTOR pathway to AF is required. CTCF pathway is essential for construction of chromatin structure and transcriptional process. The gene-set components of CTCF overlap with those of mTOR in Biocarta. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Publisher’s Note
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Increased level of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T in a geriatric population is determined by comorbidities compared to age
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Maria Rubini Gimenez (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Role of baseline 12‑lead ECG in predicting syncope caused by arrhythmia in patients investigated using an implantable loop recorder
ConclusionA baseline 12‑lead ECG with bifascicular block was a strong predictor for syncope during follow-up, most often due to bradyarrhythmia caused by intermittent complete heart block. No other ECG findings were associated with the ILR outcome. We find it reasonable to consider permanent pacing instead of an ILR for patients with bifascicular block and unexplained syncope. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Aortic stiffness is independently associated with interstitial myocardial fibrosis by native T1 and accelerated in the presence of chronic kidney disease
ConclusionsAortic stiffness and interstitial myocardial fibrosis are interrelated; this association is accelerated in the presence of CKD, but independent of LGE. Our findings reiterate the significant contribution of CKD-related factors to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular remodeling. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effect of diabetic ketoacidosis on the outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: An analysis of national inpatient sample
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Arvind R. Devanabanda, Ramyashree Tummala, Sandipan Chakraborty, Adrija Hajra, Birendra Amgai, Tauseef Akhtar, Vardhmaan Jain, Raktim K. Ghosh (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association between reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index and atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation
ConclusionDecreased LnRHI was associated with AF recurrence after CA and prolonged AF duration. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Quantitative low-dose rest and stress CT myocardial perfusion imaging with a whole-heart coverage scanner improves functional assessment of coronary artery disease
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): I-Lun Huang, Ming-Ting Wu, Chin Hu, Guang-Yuan Mar, Ting-Yim Lee, Aaron SoAbstractObjectiveWe evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and perfusion reserve (MPR) measured from low-dose dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) imaging with a whole-heart coverage CT scanner for detecting functionally significant coronary artery disease (CAD).MethodsTwenty one patients with suspected or known CAD had rest and dipyridamole stress MBF measurements with CT and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), and lumen narrowing asse...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Lipoprotein (a) level is associated with plaque vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease: An optical coherence tomography study
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Yusuke Muramatsu, Yoshiyasu Minami, Ayami Kato, Aritomo Katsura, Toshimitsu Sato, Ryota Kakizaki, Teruyoshi Nemoto, Takuya Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Fujiyoshi, Kentaro Meguro, Takao Shimohama, Junya AkoAbstractBackgroundHigh lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] levels are an independent factor for worse prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the association between serum Lp(a) level and coronary plaque vulnerability remains to be determined.MethodsA total of 255 consecutive patients with CAD who underwent optical coherence tom...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pro-inflammatory biomarkers in women with non-obstructive angina pectoris and coronary microvascular dysfunction
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Jakob Schroder, Naja Dam Mygind, Daria Frestad, Marie Michelsen, Hannah Elena Suhrs, Kira Bang Bove, Ida Gustafsson, Jens Kastrup, Eva PrescottAbstractBackgroundStudies that evaluate larger numbers of protein biomarkers in patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) have not previously been performed, and very little is known concerning the pathogenetic mechanisms leading to CMD.Our objective was to analyze associations between a broad cardiovascular disease (CVD) protein biomarker assay and CMD, and further explore internal...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Remote monitoring: Doomed to let down or an attractive promise?
Publication date: September 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 24Author(s): Fabiana Lucà, Laura Cipolletta, Stefania Angela Di Fusco, Annamaria Iorio, Andrea Pozzi, Carmelo Massimiliano Rao, Nadia Ingianni, Manuela Benvenuto, Andrea Madeo, Damiana Fiscella, Daniela Benedetto, Giuseppina Maura Francese, Sandro Gelsomino, Massimo Zecchin, Domenico Gabrielli, Michele Massimo GuliziaAbstractDevice interrogation and management are time consuming, representing a relevant burden for pacing centers. In several situations, patients' management requires additional follow up visits.Remote Monitoring (RM) allows an...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - June 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Strategies for management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): David E. Winchester (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a low income setting in rural Bangladesh
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Dong-Yeon Kim, Zubin Wala, Saidul Islam, Rabiul Islam, Mihong AhnAbstractBackgroundIn rural areas of Bangladesh, the majority of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have little access to reperfusion therapy. Even though thrombolysis can be an affordable life-saving treatment in a low income setting, there are few publications in regards to the clinical and socioeconomic features of STEMI with thrombolytic therapy in rural Bangladesh.MethodThe information of the patients who were admitted for STEMI between 2010 a...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Fed and fasted states on heart rate variability, hemodynamic heart rate and blood pressure in adults submitted to moderate aerobic exercise
ConclusionsThe results of the current study provide that 12 h overnight fasting does not seem to be enough to affect significant changes in the autonomic modulation in healthy adults submitted to low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Current results and remaining challenges of trans-catheter aortic valve replacement expansion in intermediate and low risk patients
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Alfonso Ielasi, Azeem Latib, Maurizio Tespili, Francesco DonatelliAbstractTAVR has become the standard treatment in patients at increased surgical risk (STS or EuroSCORE II ≥4% or logistic EuroSCORE I ≥ 10% or other risk factors not included in these scores such as frailty, porcelain aorta, sequelae of chest radiation) and it is increasingly being performed in patients at intermediate to low (STS or EuroSCORE II
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Early clinical experiences with a novel contrast volume reduction system during invasive coronary angiography
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Raphael R. Bruno, Amir M. Nia, Georg Wolff, Ralf Erkens, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld, Christian Jung (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Anticoagulation in difficult settings RELOADed: Evidence for applicability of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation, renal impairment and cancer
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Anke C. Fender, Dobromir Dobrev (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The predictive factors affecting false positive in on-site operated CT-fractional flow reserve based on fluid and structural interaction
ConclusionsThe presence of calcified plaque exerted a significant effect on the diagnostic performance of CT-FFR, and did so independently of the degree of calcification indicated by the Agatston score. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Reassuring but not convincing - another registry to support left atrial appendage closure but randomized data remains scarce
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, K.R. Julian Chun (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comparative effectiveness of rivaroxaban versus a vitamin K antagonist in patients with renal impairment treated for non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Germany — A retrospective cohort study
ConclusionThe prescription of rivaroxaban in patients with NVAF and renal impairment was associated with a lower incidence of ischaemic stroke and intracranial haemorrhage versus phenprocoumon in patients without evidence of cancer. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of medical therapy for cardiovascular disease on left ventricular diastolic properties and remodeling
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Oleg F. Sharifov, Thomas S. Denney, Sumanth D. Prabhu, Steven G. Lloyd, Himanshu GuptaAbstractBackgroundLeft ventricular (LV) remodeling and diastolic properties are affected by both underlying cardiovascular disease/cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVDRFs) and corresponding medication therapy. However, these effects may not be apparent in patients with multiple CVDRFs. We evaluated the effect of medication classes on hemodynamics in a patient cohort with normal LV dimensions and systolic function.MethodsIn 38 participants (61 ±...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Double Jeopardy: Will the new trials tell us how to manage patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease?
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Reza Wakili, Lisa Riesinger, Anke C. Fender, Dobromir Dobrev (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Left atrial volume, a simple measure but strong predictor of cardiovascular events in non-contrast computed tomography
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Lilia M. Sierra-Galan (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comment on: Increased level of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T in a geriatric population is determined by comorbidities compared to age
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Maria Rubini Gimenez (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The tertiary hospital laboratory; a novel avenue of opportunistic screening of familial hypercholesterolemia
ConclusionsPoint prevalence of screening for FH in patients undergoing lipid profile testing in a tertiary hospital laboratory was comparable with prevalence of FH in general population (based on 1 in 200–250). This supports the benefit of establishing an efficient “alert system” in conjunction with a trigger “reflex testing” to facilitate further formal FH scoring and exclusion of possible secondary causes of hyperlipidemia in potential index FH. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - May 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

PTEN gene & TNF-alpha in acute myocardial infarction
ConclusionsPatients with acute myocardial infarction had statistically significant increased serum levels of PTEN & TNF-α gene activity. Both markers predict worsening of left ventricular systolic functions, development of heart failure and death. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of atrial rhythm on pulmonary vein signals in cryoballoon ablation – Sinus rhythm predicts real-time observation of pulmonary vein isolation
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Alexander Pott, Michael Baumhardt, Karolina Weinmann, Manuel Rattka, Tilman Stephan, Mirjam Keßler, Carlo Bothner, Kerstin Petscher, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Tillman DahmeAbstractPurposeReal-time observation of pulmonary vein (PV) potentials with a spiral mapping catheter has emerged as a key electrogram-based procedural parameter to estimate lesion quality and titrate cryoenergy application during PV isolation (PVI) with the cryoballoon. Whether correct PV electrogram interpretation and thus PVI real-time observation rate depends on atria...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Usefulness of scoring system for diagnosis of vasospastic angina – Is spasm provocation test no longer needed?
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Tatsuo Aoki (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

XLIMus drug eluting stent: A randomIzed controlled Trial to assess endothelialization. The XLIMIT trial
ConclusionsA clearer understanding of the endothelialization process of new generation DES could significantly impact the treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy in the future. Moreover, although not powered for clinical end-points, the XLIMIT trial will provide randomized data in a population with minimal exclusion criteria.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03745053. Registered on November 19, 2018. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Minimally invasive surgical versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A multicenter study
ConclusionsMini-SAVR and TAVI are both safe and effective to treat aortic stenosis in elderly patients with comorbidities. A joint evaluation by the heart-team is essential to direct patients to the proper approach. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Coronary CT in Australia has high positive predictive value unaffected by site volume: An analysis of 510 positive CTCA scans with invasive angiographic correlation” [IJC Heart Vasc. 20 (2018) 46–49]
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: IJC Heart & VasculatureAuthor(s): Michael P. Fletcher, Rachael O'Rourke, Niranjan Gaikwad, Michael David, Darren L. Walters, Christian Hamilton-Craig (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical and procedural predictors of suboptimal myocardial reperfusion in primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Adel H. Mahmoud, Nasser M. Taha, Khaled Baraka, Mohamed Ashraf, Sayed ShehataAbstractBackgroundSuboptimal myocardial perfusion in primary PCI is associated with increased infarct size, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and higher mortality rates as compared as those with optimal myocardial perfusion. We identified clinical and procedural predictors of suboptimal myocardial reperfusion as judged by myocardial plush grade (MBG) in primary PCI.Methods and Results100 patients with acute STEMI who underwent primary PCI were prospectively subject...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation in pulmonary hypertension: Is pulmonary hypertension a modifiable risk factor?
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Dominik Linz, Dobromir Dobrev (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on quality of life in cardiovascular disease patients
This study was to investigate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on self-efficacy and quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease.Material and methodsThe samples of this clinical trial were 60 patients who were selected by convenience sampling from patients were diagnosed, clinically interviewed by a cardiologist and randomized to two groups; experimental and control, and then completed Sherer et al. General Self-Efficacy Scale and 36-item Short Form Survey three times; pre-test, post-test, and after 3 months of follow-up. MBSR Program includes the methods that patients l...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Serum BNP levels are associated with malignant pericardial effusion
ConclusionsLow serum BNP levels were significantly associated with malignancy in patients undergoing pericardiocentesis for pericardial effusions. Serum BNP levels
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Left atrial appendage closure with WATCHMAN in Asian patients: 2 year outcomes from the WASP registry
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Karen P. Phillips, Teguh Santoso, Prashanthan Sanders, Jeffrey Alison, Jason Leung Kwai Chan, Hui-Nam Pak, Mann Chandavimol, Kenneth M. Stein, Nicole Gordon, Omar Bin RazaliAbstractBackgroundLeft atrial appendage closure is a non-pharmacological alternative for stroke prevention in high-risk non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients, but has not been widely studied in Asian patients. The prospective WASP registry assessed real-world outcomes for patients undergoing WATCHMAN implant in the Asia-Pacific region.MethodsData were collected from ...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effects of inflammatory bowel disease on in-hospital outcomes in patients with congestive heart failure: A retrospective national inpatient sample study
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Vardhmaan Jain, Adrija Hajra, Sandipan Chakraborty, Raktim K. Ghosh, Eyal Herzog (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of clopidogrel only vs. clopidogrel added proton pump inhibitors in the treatment of patients with coronary heart disease after percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe patients in the non-PPI group were observed to be associated with less risk of MACE, myocardial infarction recurrence, stent thrombosis, target vessel revascularization (TVR) and stroke. And the two groups had similar all cause death, cardiovascular death, bleedings events. (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - April 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association between resting heart rate, VO2max and carotid intima-media thickness in middle-aged men
Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Seol-Jung Kang, Kwang-Jun KoAbstractIntroductionLow resting heart rate (RHR) and high cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) are associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events (CV). Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been suggested as a predictor of CV. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between RHR, VO2max and CIMT.MethodsThe subjects of this study were 707 males aged 40–50 who visited the National Health Center of South Korea, a health examination institution, from 2010 to 2016. RHR was measured us...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - March 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research