Cardio-ankle vascular index is associated with coronary plaque composition assessed with iMAP-intravascular ultrasound in patients with coronary artery disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 17:S0914-5087(21)00138-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.015. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is an indicator of arterial stiffness and has been reported to be associated with the severity of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular events. However, whether CAVI can predict the composition of coronary plaques remains unclear.METHODS: We enrolled 208 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for culprit lesions evaluated with iMAP-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), a radiofrequency imaging system for characterizing tissues. iMAP-IVUS cla...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ryohei Akashi Seiji Koga Tsuyoshi Yonekura Satoshi Ikeda Hiroaki Kawano Koji Maemura Source Type: research

Cardio-ankle vascular index is associated with coronary plaque composition assessed with iMAP-intravascular ultrasound in patients with coronary artery disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 17:S0914-5087(21)00138-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.015. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is an indicator of arterial stiffness and has been reported to be associated with the severity of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular events. However, whether CAVI can predict the composition of coronary plaques remains unclear.METHODS: We enrolled 208 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for culprit lesions evaluated with iMAP-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), a radiofrequency imaging system for characterizing tissues. iMAP-IVUS cla...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ryohei Akashi Seiji Koga Tsuyoshi Yonekura Satoshi Ikeda Hiroaki Kawano Koji Maemura Source Type: research

Loss of nocturnal dipping pattern of skin sympathetic nerve activity during and following an extended-duration work shift in residents in training
CONCLUSIONS: In healthy young adults, SKNA presents a dip night. The SKNA dip is impaired by working a nightshift, with a delayed recovery. The neuECG might serve as a useful tool to detect subclinical autonomic disturbances in shiftworkers.PMID:34275691 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mu Chen Jian Sun Tai-Zhong Chen Dong-Zhu Xu Juyi Wan Qunshan Wang Yi-Gang Li Source Type: research

Loss of nocturnal dipping pattern of skin sympathetic nerve activity during and following an extended-duration work shift in residents in training
CONCLUSIONS: In healthy young adults, SKNA presents a dip night. The SKNA dip is impaired by working a nightshift, with a delayed recovery. The neuECG might serve as a useful tool to detect subclinical autonomic disturbances in shiftworkers.PMID:34275691 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mu Chen Jian Sun Tai-Zhong Chen Dong-Zhu Xu Juyi Wan Qunshan Wang Yi-Gang Li Source Type: research

Loss of nocturnal dipping pattern of skin sympathetic nerve activity during and following an extended-duration work shift in residents in training
CONCLUSIONS: In healthy young adults, SKNA presents a dip night. The SKNA dip is impaired by working a nightshift, with a delayed recovery. The neuECG might serve as a useful tool to detect subclinical autonomic disturbances in shiftworkers.PMID:34275691 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mu Chen Jian Sun Tai-Zhong Chen Dong-Zhu Xu Juyi Wan Qunshan Wang Yi-Gang Li Source Type: research

Usefulness of cardiac fusion imaging with computed tomography and Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of conduit stenosis in complex adult congenital heart disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 12:S0914-5087(21)00166-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Noninvasive assessment of stenotic lesions in patients with complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is challenging due to its complex morphology. The simultaneous two-screen display of multidetector-computed tomography (MDCT) and real-time echogram (STDME) technology can display a virtual multi-planar reconstruction from MDCT corresponding to the same cross-sectional image from transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We investigated the usefulness of the STDME technology for stenosis severity assessm...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nobuhisa Watanabe Norihisa Toh Yoichi Takaya Rie Nakayama Fumi Yokohama Kazuhiro Osawa Toru Miyoshi Teiji Akagi Susumu Kanazawa Hiroshi Ito Source Type: research

Usefulness of cardiac fusion imaging with computed tomography and Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of conduit stenosis in complex adult congenital heart disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 12:S0914-5087(21)00166-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Noninvasive assessment of stenotic lesions in patients with complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is challenging due to its complex morphology. The simultaneous two-screen display of multidetector-computed tomography (MDCT) and real-time echogram (STDME) technology can display a virtual multi-planar reconstruction from MDCT corresponding to the same cross-sectional image from transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We investigated the usefulness of the STDME technology for stenosis severity assessm...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nobuhisa Watanabe Norihisa Toh Yoichi Takaya Rie Nakayama Fumi Yokohama Kazuhiro Osawa Toru Miyoshi Teiji Akagi Susumu Kanazawa Hiroshi Ito Source Type: research

Usefulness of cardiac fusion imaging with computed tomography and Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of conduit stenosis in complex adult congenital heart disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 12:S0914-5087(21)00166-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Noninvasive assessment of stenotic lesions in patients with complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is challenging due to its complex morphology. The simultaneous two-screen display of multidetector-computed tomography (MDCT) and real-time echogram (STDME) technology can display a virtual multi-planar reconstruction from MDCT corresponding to the same cross-sectional image from transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We investigated the usefulness of the STDME technology for stenosis severity assessm...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nobuhisa Watanabe Norihisa Toh Yoichi Takaya Rie Nakayama Fumi Yokohama Kazuhiro Osawa Toru Miyoshi Teiji Akagi Susumu Kanazawa Hiroshi Ito Source Type: research

Does atrial fibrillation ablation worsen preexisting anemia? Another anemia paradox in DOAC era
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 10:S0914-5087(21)00165-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: There is a concern about worsening anemia after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in anemic patients. We aimed to clarify whether or not patients with anemia who are on an oral anticoagulant therapy are more likely to lose blood after AF ablation.METHODS: We studied AF patients in 3 cardiovascular centers who skipped a single dose of a direct oral anticoagulant prior to the ablation, and compared the drop in the hemoglobin level 24 hours after the procedure and bleeding complications between the patients...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Akinori Sairaku Nobuyuki Morishima Michitaka Amioka Junji Maeda Yoshikazu Watanabe Yukiko Nakano Source Type: research

Does atrial fibrillation ablation worsen preexisting anemia? Another anemia paradox in DOAC era
J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 10:S0914-5087(21)00165-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: There is a concern about worsening anemia after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in anemic patients. We aimed to clarify whether or not patients with anemia who are on an oral anticoagulant therapy are more likely to lose blood after AF ablation.METHODS: We studied AF patients in 3 cardiovascular centers who skipped a single dose of a direct oral anticoagulant prior to the ablation, and compared the drop in the hemoglobin level 24 hours after the procedure and bleeding complications between the patients...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Akinori Sairaku Nobuyuki Morishima Michitaka Amioka Junji Maeda Yoshikazu Watanabe Yukiko Nakano Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction: A nationwide inpatient database study
CONCLUSIONS: No correlations were observed between early rehabilitation and ADL at discharge. However, the present results suggest that early rehabilitation is safe and associated with lower hospital costs and shorter hospital stays after AMI.PMID:34229920 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.004 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Hiroyuki Ohbe Kazuaki Uda Kiyohide Fushimi Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction: A nationwide inpatient database study
CONCLUSIONS: No correlations were observed between early rehabilitation and ADL at discharge. However, the present results suggest that early rehabilitation is safe and associated with lower hospital costs and shorter hospital stays after AMI.PMID:34229920 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.004 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Hiroyuki Ohbe Kazuaki Uda Kiyohide Fushimi Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction: A nationwide inpatient database study
CONCLUSIONS: No correlations were observed between early rehabilitation and ADL at discharge. However, the present results suggest that early rehabilitation is safe and associated with lower hospital costs and shorter hospital stays after AMI.PMID:34229920 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.004 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Hiroyuki Ohbe Kazuaki Uda Kiyohide Fushimi Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction: A nationwide inpatient database study
CONCLUSIONS: No correlations were observed between early rehabilitation and ADL at discharge. However, the present results suggest that early rehabilitation is safe and associated with lower hospital costs and shorter hospital stays after AMI.PMID:34229920 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.004 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Hiroyuki Ohbe Kazuaki Uda Kiyohide Fushimi Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction: A nationwide inpatient database study
CONCLUSIONS: No correlations were observed between early rehabilitation and ADL at discharge. However, the present results suggest that early rehabilitation is safe and associated with lower hospital costs and shorter hospital stays after AMI.PMID:34229920 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.004 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Hiroyuki Ohbe Kazuaki Uda Kiyohide Fushimi Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction: A nationwide inpatient database study
CONCLUSIONS: No correlations were observed between early rehabilitation and ADL at discharge. However, the present results suggest that early rehabilitation is safe and associated with lower hospital costs and shorter hospital stays after AMI.PMID:34229920 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.004 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Hiroyuki Ohbe Kazuaki Uda Kiyohide Fushimi Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Right ventricular branch compromise after percutaneous coronary intervention and baseline chronic kidney disease: A high-risk combination associated with long-term prognoses in acute inferior myocardial infarction
CONCLUSIONS: The prognoses of RVBC after primary PCI in patients with AIMI were poor. Baseline CKD and RVBC were associated with poor long-term clinical outcomes.PMID:34226087 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.005 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Koshi Setoyama Shinjo Sonoda Yutaro Naka Hiroki Okabe Konosuke Inoue Toshiya Miura Reo Anai Masaru Araki Yoshihisa Fujino Masaaki Takeuchi Yutaka Otsuji Masaharu Kataoka Source Type: research

Right ventricular branch compromise after percutaneous coronary intervention and baseline chronic kidney disease: A high-risk combination associated with long-term prognoses in acute inferior myocardial infarction
CONCLUSIONS: The prognoses of RVBC after primary PCI in patients with AIMI were poor. Baseline CKD and RVBC were associated with poor long-term clinical outcomes.PMID:34226087 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.005 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Koshi Setoyama Shinjo Sonoda Yutaro Naka Hiroki Okabe Konosuke Inoue Toshiya Miura Reo Anai Masaru Araki Yoshihisa Fujino Masaaki Takeuchi Yutaka Otsuji Masaharu Kataoka Source Type: research

Relationship between the flood disaster caused by the Reiwa first year east Japan typhoon and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in Nagano City: The SAVE trial
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 25:S0914-5087(21)00153-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Reiwa First Year East Japan Typhoon of 2019 caused a torrential flood in Japan. In Nagano City, a large area was flooded due to the collapse of the Chikuma River embankment. After large-scale disasters, an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been reported on account of the stressful conditions. However, few reports of disaster-related diseases associated with flood damage have been described. Thus, our aim was to elucidate the effect of floods on the incidences of cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daisuke Sunohara Takashi Miura Toshinori Komatsu Naoto Hashizume Tomoyasu Momose Tsunesuke Kono Hirohiko Motoki Tomoaki Mochidome Toshio Kasai Koichiro Kuwahara Uichi Ikeda Source Type: research

Relationship between the flood disaster caused by the Reiwa first year east Japan typhoon and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in Nagano City: The SAVE trial
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 25:S0914-5087(21)00153-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Reiwa First Year East Japan Typhoon of 2019 caused a torrential flood in Japan. In Nagano City, a large area was flooded due to the collapse of the Chikuma River embankment. After large-scale disasters, an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been reported on account of the stressful conditions. However, few reports of disaster-related diseases associated with flood damage have been described. Thus, our aim was to elucidate the effect of floods on the incidences of cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daisuke Sunohara Takashi Miura Toshinori Komatsu Naoto Hashizume Tomoyasu Momose Tsunesuke Kono Hirohiko Motoki Tomoaki Mochidome Toshio Kasai Koichiro Kuwahara Uichi Ikeda Source Type: research

Relationship between the flood disaster caused by the Reiwa first year east Japan typhoon and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in Nagano City: The SAVE trial
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 25:S0914-5087(21)00153-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Reiwa First Year East Japan Typhoon of 2019 caused a torrential flood in Japan. In Nagano City, a large area was flooded due to the collapse of the Chikuma River embankment. After large-scale disasters, an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been reported on account of the stressful conditions. However, few reports of disaster-related diseases associated with flood damage have been described. Thus, our aim was to elucidate the effect of floods on the incidences of cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daisuke Sunohara Takashi Miura Toshinori Komatsu Naoto Hashizume Tomoyasu Momose Tsunesuke Kono Hirohiko Motoki Tomoaki Mochidome Toshio Kasai Koichiro Kuwahara Uichi Ikeda Source Type: research

Relationship between the flood disaster caused by the Reiwa first year east Japan typhoon and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in Nagano City: The SAVE trial
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 25:S0914-5087(21)00153-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Reiwa First Year East Japan Typhoon of 2019 caused a torrential flood in Japan. In Nagano City, a large area was flooded due to the collapse of the Chikuma River embankment. After large-scale disasters, an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been reported on account of the stressful conditions. However, few reports of disaster-related diseases associated with flood damage have been described. Thus, our aim was to elucidate the effect of floods on the incidences of cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daisuke Sunohara Takashi Miura Toshinori Komatsu Naoto Hashizume Tomoyasu Momose Tsunesuke Kono Hirohiko Motoki Tomoaki Mochidome Toshio Kasai Koichiro Kuwahara Uichi Ikeda Source Type: research

Relationship between the flood disaster caused by the Reiwa first year east Japan typhoon and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in Nagano City: The SAVE trial
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 25:S0914-5087(21)00153-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Reiwa First Year East Japan Typhoon of 2019 caused a torrential flood in Japan. In Nagano City, a large area was flooded due to the collapse of the Chikuma River embankment. After large-scale disasters, an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been reported on account of the stressful conditions. However, few reports of disaster-related diseases associated with flood damage have been described. Thus, our aim was to elucidate the effect of floods on the incidences of cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daisuke Sunohara Takashi Miura Toshinori Komatsu Naoto Hashizume Tomoyasu Momose Tsunesuke Kono Hirohiko Motoki Tomoaki Mochidome Toshio Kasai Koichiro Kuwahara Uichi Ikeda Source Type: research

Relationship between the flood disaster caused by the Reiwa first year east Japan typhoon and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in Nagano City: The SAVE trial
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 25:S0914-5087(21)00153-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Reiwa First Year East Japan Typhoon of 2019 caused a torrential flood in Japan. In Nagano City, a large area was flooded due to the collapse of the Chikuma River embankment. After large-scale disasters, an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been reported on account of the stressful conditions. However, few reports of disaster-related diseases associated with flood damage have been described. Thus, our aim was to elucidate the effect of floods on the incidences of cardiovascular...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daisuke Sunohara Takashi Miura Toshinori Komatsu Naoto Hashizume Tomoyasu Momose Tsunesuke Kono Hirohiko Motoki Tomoaki Mochidome Toshio Kasai Koichiro Kuwahara Uichi Ikeda Source Type: research

Female sex as an independent predictor of high bleeding risk among East Asian percutaneous coronary intervention patients: A sex difference analysis
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 22:S0914-5087(21)00139-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.016. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Sex differences in the outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have been identified in Western countries. However, data on the long-term outcomes for bleeding events, particularly in East Asia where the aging population is growing rapidly and consists predominantly of women, remain scarce.METHODS: We analyzed 2,494 ACS survivors from a multicenter PCI registry who underwent PCI between 2009 and 2012. The primary outcome was readmission for major bleed...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masaki Kodaira Mitsuaki Sawano Makoto Tanaka Toshiki Kuno Yohei Numasawa Ikuko Ueda Keiichi Fukuda Shun Kohsaka Source Type: research

Female sex as an independent predictor of high bleeding risk among East Asian percutaneous coronary intervention patients: A sex difference analysis
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 22:S0914-5087(21)00139-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.016. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Sex differences in the outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have been identified in Western countries. However, data on the long-term outcomes for bleeding events, particularly in East Asia where the aging population is growing rapidly and consists predominantly of women, remain scarce.METHODS: We analyzed 2,494 ACS survivors from a multicenter PCI registry who underwent PCI between 2009 and 2012. The primary outcome was readmission for major bleed...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masaki Kodaira Mitsuaki Sawano Makoto Tanaka Toshiki Kuno Yohei Numasawa Ikuko Ueda Keiichi Fukuda Shun Kohsaka Source Type: research

Female sex as an independent predictor of high bleeding risk among East Asian percutaneous coronary intervention patients: A sex difference analysis
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 22:S0914-5087(21)00139-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.016. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Sex differences in the outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have been identified in Western countries. However, data on the long-term outcomes for bleeding events, particularly in East Asia where the aging population is growing rapidly and consists predominantly of women, remain scarce.METHODS: We analyzed 2,494 ACS survivors from a multicenter PCI registry who underwent PCI between 2009 and 2012. The primary outcome was readmission for major bleed...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masaki Kodaira Mitsuaki Sawano Makoto Tanaka Toshiki Kuno Yohei Numasawa Ikuko Ueda Keiichi Fukuda Shun Kohsaka Source Type: research

Prevalence, clinical characteristics, and impact of active cancer in patients with acute myocardial infarction: data from an all-comer registry
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 21:S0914-5087(21)00093-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.04.004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Although a history of cancer is a poor prognostic factor in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the clinical importance of coexisting active cancer remains unclear.METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we reviewed an AMI registry and assessed the prevalence and predictors of active cancer, 1-year incidence of cardiac death or major bleeding events (defined as a Bleeding Academy Research Consortium type 3 or 5), and the impact of coexisting active cancer on clinical outcomes. Ac...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kengo Tosaka Masaru Ishida Keiko Tsuji Nozomu Kanehama Yorihiko Koeda Masanobu Niiyama Yu Ishikawa Yudai Shimoda Takumi Kimura Tetsuya Fusazaki Fumiaki Takahashi Tomonori Itoh Yoshihiro Morino Source Type: research

Intravenous magnesium in the management of rapid atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: IV Mg2+ administered in conjunction with standard-of-care is effective for rate control and modestly effective for restoration of sinus rhythm in rapid AF without clinically significant adverse effects.PMID:34162502 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.001 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tushar Ramesh Paul Yong Kyu Lee Monica Mitta Joseph Allencherril Source Type: research

Intravenous magnesium in the management of rapid atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: IV Mg2+ administered in conjunction with standard-of-care is effective for rate control and modestly effective for restoration of sinus rhythm in rapid AF without clinically significant adverse effects.PMID:34162502 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.001 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tushar Ramesh Paul Yong Kyu Lee Monica Mitta Joseph Allencherril Source Type: research

Predicting 30-day mortality after ST elevation myocardial infarction: Machine learning- based random forest and its external validation using two independent nationwide datasets
CONCLUSIONS: The random forest predictive model for 30-day mortality post STEMI, developed on the ACSIS national registry, has been validated in the MINAP large external cohort and can be applied early at admission for risk stratification. The model performed better than the commonly used GRACE score. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first externally validated ML-based model for STEMI.PMID:34154875 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.002 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Amir Hadanny Roni Shouval Jianhua Wu Nir Shlomo Ron Unger Doron Zahger Shlomi Matetzky Ilan Goldenberg Roy Beigel Chris Gale Zaza Iakobishvili Source Type: research

Predicting 30-day mortality after ST elevation myocardial infarction: Machine learning- based random forest and its external validation using two independent nationwide datasets
CONCLUSIONS: The random forest predictive model for 30-day mortality post STEMI, developed on the ACSIS national registry, has been validated in the MINAP large external cohort and can be applied early at admission for risk stratification. The model performed better than the commonly used GRACE score. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first externally validated ML-based model for STEMI.PMID:34154875 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.002 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Amir Hadanny Roni Shouval Jianhua Wu Nir Shlomo Ron Unger Doron Zahger Shlomi Matetzky Ilan Goldenberg Roy Beigel Chris Gale Zaza Iakobishvili Source Type: research

Predicting 30-day mortality after ST elevation myocardial infarction: Machine learning- based random forest and its external validation using two independent nationwide datasets
CONCLUSIONS: The random forest predictive model for 30-day mortality post STEMI, developed on the ACSIS national registry, has been validated in the MINAP large external cohort and can be applied early at admission for risk stratification. The model performed better than the commonly used GRACE score. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first externally validated ML-based model for STEMI.PMID:34154875 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.06.002 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Amir Hadanny Roni Shouval Jianhua Wu Nir Shlomo Ron Unger Doron Zahger Shlomi Matetzky Ilan Goldenberg Roy Beigel Chris Gale Zaza Iakobishvili Source Type: research

Pathophysiological background and prognosis of common atrial flutter in non-elderly patients: Comparison to Atrial Fibrillation
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 14:S0914-5087(21)00132-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: It is unclear whether there is any difference in the background and prognosis between non-elderly patients who undergo catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and common atrial flutter (CAFL).PURPOSE: To investigate the difference between the patient background of both CAFL and AF in the non-elderly.METHODS: In 526 consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation of clinical paroxysmal/persistent CAFL or AF in our hospital, we enrolled only patients under 60 years old. Cases harboring both AFL ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Haruhiro Takahira Takatsugu Kajiyama Yusuke Kondo Masahiro Nakano Miyo Nakano Ryo Ito Mari Kitagawa Masafumi Sugawara Toshinori Chiba Yoshio Kobayashi Source Type: research

Pathophysiological background and prognosis of common atrial flutter in non-elderly patients: Comparison to Atrial Fibrillation
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 14:S0914-5087(21)00132-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: It is unclear whether there is any difference in the background and prognosis between non-elderly patients who undergo catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and common atrial flutter (CAFL).PURPOSE: To investigate the difference between the patient background of both CAFL and AF in the non-elderly.METHODS: In 526 consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation of clinical paroxysmal/persistent CAFL or AF in our hospital, we enrolled only patients under 60 years old. Cases harboring both AFL ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Haruhiro Takahira Takatsugu Kajiyama Yusuke Kondo Masahiro Nakano Miyo Nakano Ryo Ito Mari Kitagawa Masafumi Sugawara Toshinori Chiba Yoshio Kobayashi Source Type: research

Pathophysiological background and prognosis of common atrial flutter in non-elderly patients: Comparison to Atrial Fibrillation
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 14:S0914-5087(21)00132-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: It is unclear whether there is any difference in the background and prognosis between non-elderly patients who undergo catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and common atrial flutter (CAFL).PURPOSE: To investigate the difference between the patient background of both CAFL and AF in the non-elderly.METHODS: In 526 consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation of clinical paroxysmal/persistent CAFL or AF in our hospital, we enrolled only patients under 60 years old. Cases harboring both AFL ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Haruhiro Takahira Takatsugu Kajiyama Yusuke Kondo Masahiro Nakano Miyo Nakano Ryo Ito Mari Kitagawa Masafumi Sugawara Toshinori Chiba Yoshio Kobayashi Source Type: research

The determinants of plasma brain natriuretic peptide level in severe aortic valve stenosis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00150-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.017. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Brain or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is an objective marker to diagnose the presence of heart failure (HF) and assess its severity. However, the determinants of serum BNP level in elderly patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have not been well investigated.METHODS: We prospectively studied 106 AS patients who underwent TAVI. Cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, and blood collection for plasma BNP level measu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naomi Nakazawa Yoshihiro Seo Tomoko Ishizu Kimi Sato Masayoshi Yamamoto Tomoko Machino-Ohtsuka Tomoya Hoshi Akira Sato Yasushi Kawakami Nobuyuki Ohte Masaki Ieda Source Type: research

Acute atrial ischemia associates with early but not late new-onset atrial fibrillation in STEMI patients treated with primary PCI: relationship with in-hospital outcomes
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00136-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF), both early (EAF) or late (LAF), may complicate ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The mechanisms underlying EAF or LAF are poorly described. We investigated atrial branch occlusion and EAF or LAF onset in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study including 155 STEMI patients. Patients were divided into 3 groups: sinus rhythm (SR), EAF, or LAF. Clinical characteristics, angiogra...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Flavio Giuseppe Biccir è Daniele Pastori Concetta Torromeo Maria Cristina Acconcia Silvia Capone Ilaria Ferrari Giuseppe Pannarale Vincenzo Paravati Carlo Gaudio Gaetano Tanzilli Francesco Barill à Source Type: research

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: Potential approach to the cause of heart failure-authors' reply
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00135-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.012. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34130875 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.012 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masato Okada Koichi Inoue Source Type: research

Corrigendum to'Impact of Bridge-to-Bridge Strategies from Paracorporeal to Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices on the Pre-Heart Transplant Outcome: A single-center analysis of 134 cases' [Journal of Cardiology 77 (2021) 408-416]
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00133-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.010. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34130876 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.010 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Seiko Nakajima Doi Osamu Seguchi Masahiro Yamamoto Tomoyuki Fujita Satsuki Fukushima Hiroki Mochizuki Keiichiro Iwasaki Yuki Kimura Koichi Toda Yuto Kumai Kensuke Kuroda Takuya Watanabe Masanobu Yanase Junjiro Kobayashi Takeshi Kimura Norihide Fukushima Source Type: research

Impact of osteogenic activity on degenerative aortic valve disease in patients with osteoporotic hip fracture
The objective of this study was to evaluate the pathogenesis of the sclerotic/calcific changes in the aortic valve from histological and biological findings, and investigate the role of osteoblasts in the calcified pathway of aortic stenosis.METHODS: Preoperative echocardiography in 550 consecutive patients with osteoporotic hip fracture were retrospectively examined (475 females, mean 25th-75th, 89 [85-93] years). One hundred sixteen patients were under medical treatment with anti-osteoporosis drugs. We evaluated the prevalence and degree of degenerative changes in the aortic valve and examined the associations of bone tu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Makoto Furugen Nozomi Watanabe Shun Nishino Toshiyuki Kimura Keiichi Ashikaga Nehiro Kuriyama Yoshisato Shibata Source Type: research

The determinants of plasma brain natriuretic peptide level in severe aortic valve stenosis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00150-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.017. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Brain or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is an objective marker to diagnose the presence of heart failure (HF) and assess its severity. However, the determinants of serum BNP level in elderly patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have not been well investigated.METHODS: We prospectively studied 106 AS patients who underwent TAVI. Cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, and blood collection for plasma BNP level measu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naomi Nakazawa Yoshihiro Seo Tomoko Ishizu Kimi Sato Masayoshi Yamamoto Tomoko Machino-Ohtsuka Tomoya Hoshi Akira Sato Yasushi Kawakami Nobuyuki Ohte Masaki Ieda Source Type: research

Acute atrial ischemia associates with early but not late new-onset atrial fibrillation in STEMI patients treated with primary PCI: relationship with in-hospital outcomes
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00136-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF), both early (EAF) or late (LAF), may complicate ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The mechanisms underlying EAF or LAF are poorly described. We investigated atrial branch occlusion and EAF or LAF onset in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study including 155 STEMI patients. Patients were divided into 3 groups: sinus rhythm (SR), EAF, or LAF. Clinical characteristics, angiogra...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Flavio Giuseppe Biccir è Daniele Pastori Concetta Torromeo Maria Cristina Acconcia Silvia Capone Ilaria Ferrari Giuseppe Pannarale Vincenzo Paravati Carlo Gaudio Gaetano Tanzilli Francesco Barill à Source Type: research

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: Potential approach to the cause of heart failure-authors' reply
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00135-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.012. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34130875 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.012 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masato Okada Koichi Inoue Source Type: research

Corrigendum to'Impact of Bridge-to-Bridge Strategies from Paracorporeal to Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices on the Pre-Heart Transplant Outcome: A single-center analysis of 134 cases' [Journal of Cardiology 77 (2021) 408-416]
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00133-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.010. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34130876 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.010 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Seiko Nakajima Doi Osamu Seguchi Masahiro Yamamoto Tomoyuki Fujita Satsuki Fukushima Hiroki Mochizuki Keiichiro Iwasaki Yuki Kimura Koichi Toda Yuto Kumai Kensuke Kuroda Takuya Watanabe Masanobu Yanase Junjiro Kobayashi Takeshi Kimura Norihide Fukushima Source Type: research

Impact of osteogenic activity on degenerative aortic valve disease in patients with osteoporotic hip fracture
The objective of this study was to evaluate the pathogenesis of the sclerotic/calcific changes in the aortic valve from histological and biological findings, and investigate the role of osteoblasts in the calcified pathway of aortic stenosis.METHODS: Preoperative echocardiography in 550 consecutive patients with osteoporotic hip fracture were retrospectively examined (475 females, mean 25th-75th, 89 [85-93] years). One hundred sixteen patients were under medical treatment with anti-osteoporosis drugs. We evaluated the prevalence and degree of degenerative changes in the aortic valve and examined the associations of bone tu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Makoto Furugen Nozomi Watanabe Shun Nishino Toshiyuki Kimura Keiichi Ashikaga Nehiro Kuriyama Yoshisato Shibata Source Type: research

The determinants of plasma brain natriuretic peptide level in severe aortic valve stenosis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00150-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.017. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Brain or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is an objective marker to diagnose the presence of heart failure (HF) and assess its severity. However, the determinants of serum BNP level in elderly patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have not been well investigated.METHODS: We prospectively studied 106 AS patients who underwent TAVI. Cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, and blood collection for plasma BNP level measu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naomi Nakazawa Yoshihiro Seo Tomoko Ishizu Kimi Sato Masayoshi Yamamoto Tomoko Machino-Ohtsuka Tomoya Hoshi Akira Sato Yasushi Kawakami Nobuyuki Ohte Masaki Ieda Source Type: research

Acute atrial ischemia associates with early but not late new-onset atrial fibrillation in STEMI patients treated with primary PCI: relationship with in-hospital outcomes
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00136-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF), both early (EAF) or late (LAF), may complicate ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The mechanisms underlying EAF or LAF are poorly described. We investigated atrial branch occlusion and EAF or LAF onset in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study including 155 STEMI patients. Patients were divided into 3 groups: sinus rhythm (SR), EAF, or LAF. Clinical characteristics, angiogra...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Flavio Giuseppe Biccir è Daniele Pastori Concetta Torromeo Maria Cristina Acconcia Silvia Capone Ilaria Ferrari Giuseppe Pannarale Vincenzo Paravati Carlo Gaudio Gaetano Tanzilli Francesco Barill à Source Type: research

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: Potential approach to the cause of heart failure-authors' reply
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00135-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.012. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34130875 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.012 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masato Okada Koichi Inoue Source Type: research

Corrigendum to'Impact of Bridge-to-Bridge Strategies from Paracorporeal to Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices on the Pre-Heart Transplant Outcome: A single-center analysis of 134 cases' [Journal of Cardiology 77 (2021) 408-416]
J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 12:S0914-5087(21)00133-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.010. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34130876 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.05.010 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Seiko Nakajima Doi Osamu Seguchi Masahiro Yamamoto Tomoyuki Fujita Satsuki Fukushima Hiroki Mochizuki Keiichiro Iwasaki Yuki Kimura Koichi Toda Yuto Kumai Kensuke Kuroda Takuya Watanabe Masanobu Yanase Junjiro Kobayashi Takeshi Kimura Norihide Fukushima Source Type: research