Launching minimally invasive stand-alone maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Conclusions: Minimally invasive stand-alone Maze procedure with or without tricuspid annuloplasty was feasible and safe for AF in the institutional first case series. Catheter ablations for recurrent AF post-Maze procedure would be warranted.PMID:34625314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.015 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satsuki Fukushima Keisuke Suzuki Naonori Kawamoto Takashi Kakuta Satoshi Kainuma Naoki Tadokoro Ayumi Koga-Ikuta Koji Miyamoto Kengo Kusano Tomoyuki Fujita Source Type: research

Impact of body mass index on the outcome of Japanese patients with cardiovascular diseases and/or risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 infection
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 28:S0914-5087(21)00255-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Obesity is reported to be a predictor of adverse clinical events in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western countries. However, there are limited data reported regarding the prognostic impact of obesity in Asian patients. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital outcomes in 580 Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors and who were admitted for COVID-19 infection using data from 49 hospitals in Japan.METHODS: We analyzed data from the C...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takafumi Saito Tetsuo Yamaguchi Shunsuke Kuroda Takeshi Kitai Taishi Yonetsu Shun Kohsaka Sho Torii Koichi Node Shingo Matsumoto Yuya Matsue Takahide Kodama Source Type: research

Launching minimally invasive stand-alone maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Conclusions: Minimally invasive stand-alone Maze procedure with or without tricuspid annuloplasty was feasible and safe for AF in the institutional first case series. Catheter ablations for recurrent AF post-Maze procedure would be warranted.PMID:34625314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.015 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satsuki Fukushima Keisuke Suzuki Naonori Kawamoto Takashi Kakuta Satoshi Kainuma Naoki Tadokoro Ayumi Koga-Ikuta Koji Miyamoto Kengo Kusano Tomoyuki Fujita Source Type: research

Impact of body mass index on the outcome of Japanese patients with cardiovascular diseases and/or risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 infection
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 28:S0914-5087(21)00255-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Obesity is reported to be a predictor of adverse clinical events in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western countries. However, there are limited data reported regarding the prognostic impact of obesity in Asian patients. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital outcomes in 580 Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors and who were admitted for COVID-19 infection using data from 49 hospitals in Japan.METHODS: We analyzed data from the C...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takafumi Saito Tetsuo Yamaguchi Shunsuke Kuroda Takeshi Kitai Taishi Yonetsu Shun Kohsaka Sho Torii Koichi Node Shingo Matsumoto Yuya Matsue Takahide Kodama Source Type: research

Launching minimally invasive stand-alone maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Conclusions: Minimally invasive stand-alone Maze procedure with or without tricuspid annuloplasty was feasible and safe for AF in the institutional first case series. Catheter ablations for recurrent AF post-Maze procedure would be warranted.PMID:34625314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.015 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satsuki Fukushima Keisuke Suzuki Naonori Kawamoto Takashi Kakuta Satoshi Kainuma Naoki Tadokoro Ayumi Koga-Ikuta Koji Miyamoto Kengo Kusano Tomoyuki Fujita Source Type: research

Impact of body mass index on the outcome of Japanese patients with cardiovascular diseases and/or risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 infection
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 28:S0914-5087(21)00255-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Obesity is reported to be a predictor of adverse clinical events in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western countries. However, there are limited data reported regarding the prognostic impact of obesity in Asian patients. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital outcomes in 580 Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors and who were admitted for COVID-19 infection using data from 49 hospitals in Japan.METHODS: We analyzed data from the C...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takafumi Saito Tetsuo Yamaguchi Shunsuke Kuroda Takeshi Kitai Taishi Yonetsu Shun Kohsaka Sho Torii Koichi Node Shingo Matsumoto Yuya Matsue Takahide Kodama Source Type: research

Launching minimally invasive stand-alone maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Conclusions: Minimally invasive stand-alone Maze procedure with or without tricuspid annuloplasty was feasible and safe for AF in the institutional first case series. Catheter ablations for recurrent AF post-Maze procedure would be warranted.PMID:34625314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.015 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satsuki Fukushima Keisuke Suzuki Naonori Kawamoto Takashi Kakuta Satoshi Kainuma Naoki Tadokoro Ayumi Koga-Ikuta Koji Miyamoto Kengo Kusano Tomoyuki Fujita Source Type: research

Impact of body mass index on the outcome of Japanese patients with cardiovascular diseases and/or risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 infection
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 28:S0914-5087(21)00255-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Obesity is reported to be a predictor of adverse clinical events in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western countries. However, there are limited data reported regarding the prognostic impact of obesity in Asian patients. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital outcomes in 580 Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors and who were admitted for COVID-19 infection using data from 49 hospitals in Japan.METHODS: We analyzed data from the C...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takafumi Saito Tetsuo Yamaguchi Shunsuke Kuroda Takeshi Kitai Taishi Yonetsu Shun Kohsaka Sho Torii Koichi Node Shingo Matsumoto Yuya Matsue Takahide Kodama Source Type: research

Launching minimally invasive stand-alone maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Conclusions: Minimally invasive stand-alone Maze procedure with or without tricuspid annuloplasty was feasible and safe for AF in the institutional first case series. Catheter ablations for recurrent AF post-Maze procedure would be warranted.PMID:34625314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.015 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satsuki Fukushima Keisuke Suzuki Naonori Kawamoto Takashi Kakuta Satoshi Kainuma Naoki Tadokoro Ayumi Koga-Ikuta Koji Miyamoto Kengo Kusano Tomoyuki Fujita Source Type: research

Impact of body mass index on the outcome of Japanese patients with cardiovascular diseases and/or risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 infection
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 28:S0914-5087(21)00255-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Obesity is reported to be a predictor of adverse clinical events in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western countries. However, there are limited data reported regarding the prognostic impact of obesity in Asian patients. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital outcomes in 580 Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors and who were admitted for COVID-19 infection using data from 49 hospitals in Japan.METHODS: We analyzed data from the C...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takafumi Saito Tetsuo Yamaguchi Shunsuke Kuroda Takeshi Kitai Taishi Yonetsu Shun Kohsaka Sho Torii Koichi Node Shingo Matsumoto Yuya Matsue Takahide Kodama Source Type: research

Launching minimally invasive stand-alone maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Conclusions: Minimally invasive stand-alone Maze procedure with or without tricuspid annuloplasty was feasible and safe for AF in the institutional first case series. Catheter ablations for recurrent AF post-Maze procedure would be warranted.PMID:34625314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.015 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satsuki Fukushima Keisuke Suzuki Naonori Kawamoto Takashi Kakuta Satoshi Kainuma Naoki Tadokoro Ayumi Koga-Ikuta Koji Miyamoto Kengo Kusano Tomoyuki Fujita Source Type: research

Impact of body mass index on the outcome of Japanese patients with cardiovascular diseases and/or risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 infection
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 28:S0914-5087(21)00255-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.013. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Obesity is reported to be a predictor of adverse clinical events in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western countries. However, there are limited data reported regarding the prognostic impact of obesity in Asian patients. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital outcomes in 580 Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors and who were admitted for COVID-19 infection using data from 49 hospitals in Japan.METHODS: We analyzed data from the C...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takafumi Saito Tetsuo Yamaguchi Shunsuke Kuroda Takeshi Kitai Taishi Yonetsu Shun Kohsaka Sho Torii Koichi Node Shingo Matsumoto Yuya Matsue Takahide Kodama Source Type: research

Filling defects in the left atrial appendage restricted to the early phase of cardiac computed tomography as a potential risk of left atrial appendage dysfunction
J Cardiol. 2021 Oct 2:S0914-5087(21)00245-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Filling defects within the left atrial appendage (LAA) restricted to the early phase of computed tomography (CT) are not highly specific to the presence of thrombosis. The true significance of LAA early filling defects without thrombus remains uncertain. We evaluated the predictors of LAA early filling defects on echocardiography and cardiac CT findings in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).METHODS: Cardiac CT findings of 641 patients with AF who underwent transesophageal echocardiography prior to pul...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kotaro Ouchi Toru Sakuma Takahiro Higuchi Jun Yoshida Ryosuke Narui Ayumi Nojiri Teiichi Yamane Hiroya Ojiri Source Type: research

Filling defects in the left atrial appendage restricted to the early phase of cardiac computed tomography as a potential risk of left atrial appendage dysfunction
J Cardiol. 2021 Oct 2:S0914-5087(21)00245-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Filling defects within the left atrial appendage (LAA) restricted to the early phase of computed tomography (CT) are not highly specific to the presence of thrombosis. The true significance of LAA early filling defects without thrombus remains uncertain. We evaluated the predictors of LAA early filling defects on echocardiography and cardiac CT findings in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).METHODS: Cardiac CT findings of 641 patients with AF who underwent transesophageal echocardiography prior to pul...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kotaro Ouchi Toru Sakuma Takahiro Higuchi Jun Yoshida Ryosuke Narui Ayumi Nojiri Teiichi Yamane Hiroya Ojiri Source Type: research

Filling defects in the left atrial appendage restricted to the early phase of cardiac computed tomography as a potential risk of left atrial appendage dysfunction
J Cardiol. 2021 Oct 2:S0914-5087(21)00245-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Filling defects within the left atrial appendage (LAA) restricted to the early phase of computed tomography (CT) are not highly specific to the presence of thrombosis. The true significance of LAA early filling defects without thrombus remains uncertain. We evaluated the predictors of LAA early filling defects on echocardiography and cardiac CT findings in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).METHODS: Cardiac CT findings of 641 patients with AF who underwent transesophageal echocardiography prior to pul...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kotaro Ouchi Toru Sakuma Takahiro Higuchi Jun Yoshida Ryosuke Narui Ayumi Nojiri Teiichi Yamane Hiroya Ojiri Source Type: research

Characteristics of the aortic root morphology in conotruncal anomaly of the congenital heart disease
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with dilated SV and STJ (Group 2) were the most common among the patients with aortopathy (Groups 2, 3, and 4). The aortic valve leaflets themselves were enlarged, and the poor coaptation of the valve tips was compensated in spite of aortic root dilatation, which plays an important role in preventing severe aortic regurgitation in this population. Overall, valve-sparing aortic valve replacement is more feasible in the young populations than we expected.PMID:34600781 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.007 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naoko Ichikawa Yumi Shiina Yasufumi Kijima Hiroyuki Kodama Kohei Abe Nobuyuki Komiyama Koichiro Niwa Source Type: research

Characteristics of the aortic root morphology in conotruncal anomaly of the congenital heart disease
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with dilated SV and STJ (Group 2) were the most common among the patients with aortopathy (Groups 2, 3, and 4). The aortic valve leaflets themselves were enlarged, and the poor coaptation of the valve tips was compensated in spite of aortic root dilatation, which plays an important role in preventing severe aortic regurgitation in this population. Overall, valve-sparing aortic valve replacement is more feasible in the young populations than we expected.PMID:34600781 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.007 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naoko Ichikawa Yumi Shiina Yasufumi Kijima Hiroyuki Kodama Kohei Abe Nobuyuki Komiyama Koichiro Niwa Source Type: research

Characteristics of the aortic root morphology in conotruncal anomaly of the congenital heart disease
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with dilated SV and STJ (Group 2) were the most common among the patients with aortopathy (Groups 2, 3, and 4). The aortic valve leaflets themselves were enlarged, and the poor coaptation of the valve tips was compensated in spite of aortic root dilatation, which plays an important role in preventing severe aortic regurgitation in this population. Overall, valve-sparing aortic valve replacement is more feasible in the young populations than we expected.PMID:34600781 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.007 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - October 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Naoko Ichikawa Yumi Shiina Yasufumi Kijima Hiroyuki Kodama Kohei Abe Nobuyuki Komiyama Koichiro Niwa Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with rapid atrial fibrillation during landiolol treatment
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00242-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Landiolol enables us to treat the patients with rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) efficiently. We sought to determine the role of echocardiography in predicting the prognosis.METHODS: Among 314 patients, a total 115 ADHF patients with reduced ejection fraction and rapid AF were enrolled. They received landiolol treatment to decrease the heart rate (HR) to 20% within 24 h. The dose of landiolol was increased every 2 h; then, we performed echocardiography repeated...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Noriaki Iwahashi Jin Kirigaya Takeru Abe Mutsuo Horii Hironori Takahashi Yohei Hanajima Yuichiro Kimura Yugo Minamimoto Kozo Okada Yasushi Matsuzawa Kiyoshi Hibi Masami Kosuge Toshiaki Ebina Kouichi Tamura Kazuo Kimura Source Type: research

ST elevation myocardial infarction and kidney transplant: A large cohort study: STEMI and renal transplant
CONCLUSION: STEMI is not an uncommon complication among KTR and is associated with significant mechanical complications. Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors might improve the STEMI rates among KTR.PMID:34565688 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanveer Mir Mohammed Uddin Asif Shah Mohammad Zia Khan Mujeeb Sheikh Tanveer Rab Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00234-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for cardiogenic stroke. Since left atrial appendage (LAA) is a cause of most of cardiac thrombus, LAA closure is an emerging novel stroke prevention procedure for patients with AF alternative to anticoagulation. WATCHMAN LAA Closure device (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) is the only approved device in the USA and Japan. The device is indicated in high bleeding risk and high stroke risk non-valvular AF patients. Cardiac tamponade, stroke, and device embolization are t...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with rapid atrial fibrillation during landiolol treatment
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00242-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Landiolol enables us to treat the patients with rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) efficiently. We sought to determine the role of echocardiography in predicting the prognosis.METHODS: Among 314 patients, a total 115 ADHF patients with reduced ejection fraction and rapid AF were enrolled. They received landiolol treatment to decrease the heart rate (HR) to 20% within 24 h. The dose of landiolol was increased every 2 h; then, we performed echocardiography repeated...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Noriaki Iwahashi Jin Kirigaya Takeru Abe Mutsuo Horii Hironori Takahashi Yohei Hanajima Yuichiro Kimura Yugo Minamimoto Kozo Okada Yasushi Matsuzawa Kiyoshi Hibi Masami Kosuge Toshiaki Ebina Kouichi Tamura Kazuo Kimura Source Type: research

ST elevation myocardial infarction and kidney transplant: A large cohort study: STEMI and renal transplant
CONCLUSION: STEMI is not an uncommon complication among KTR and is associated with significant mechanical complications. Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors might improve the STEMI rates among KTR.PMID:34565688 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanveer Mir Mohammed Uddin Asif Shah Mohammad Zia Khan Mujeeb Sheikh Tanveer Rab Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00234-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for cardiogenic stroke. Since left atrial appendage (LAA) is a cause of most of cardiac thrombus, LAA closure is an emerging novel stroke prevention procedure for patients with AF alternative to anticoagulation. WATCHMAN LAA Closure device (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) is the only approved device in the USA and Japan. The device is indicated in high bleeding risk and high stroke risk non-valvular AF patients. Cardiac tamponade, stroke, and device embolization are t...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with rapid atrial fibrillation during landiolol treatment
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00242-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Landiolol enables us to treat the patients with rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) efficiently. We sought to determine the role of echocardiography in predicting the prognosis.METHODS: Among 314 patients, a total 115 ADHF patients with reduced ejection fraction and rapid AF were enrolled. They received landiolol treatment to decrease the heart rate (HR) to 20% within 24 h. The dose of landiolol was increased every 2 h; then, we performed echocardiography repeated...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Noriaki Iwahashi Jin Kirigaya Takeru Abe Mutsuo Horii Hironori Takahashi Yohei Hanajima Yuichiro Kimura Yugo Minamimoto Kozo Okada Yasushi Matsuzawa Kiyoshi Hibi Masami Kosuge Toshiaki Ebina Kouichi Tamura Kazuo Kimura Source Type: research

ST elevation myocardial infarction and kidney transplant: A large cohort study: STEMI and renal transplant
CONCLUSION: STEMI is not an uncommon complication among KTR and is associated with significant mechanical complications. Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors might improve the STEMI rates among KTR.PMID:34565688 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanveer Mir Mohammed Uddin Asif Shah Mohammad Zia Khan Mujeeb Sheikh Tanveer Rab Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00234-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for cardiogenic stroke. Since left atrial appendage (LAA) is a cause of most of cardiac thrombus, LAA closure is an emerging novel stroke prevention procedure for patients with AF alternative to anticoagulation. WATCHMAN LAA Closure device (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) is the only approved device in the USA and Japan. The device is indicated in high bleeding risk and high stroke risk non-valvular AF patients. Cardiac tamponade, stroke, and device embolization are t...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with rapid atrial fibrillation during landiolol treatment
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00242-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Landiolol enables us to treat the patients with rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) efficiently. We sought to determine the role of echocardiography in predicting the prognosis.METHODS: Among 314 patients, a total 115 ADHF patients with reduced ejection fraction and rapid AF were enrolled. They received landiolol treatment to decrease the heart rate (HR) to 20% within 24 h. The dose of landiolol was increased every 2 h; then, we performed echocardiography repeated...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Noriaki Iwahashi Jin Kirigaya Takeru Abe Mutsuo Horii Hironori Takahashi Yohei Hanajima Yuichiro Kimura Yugo Minamimoto Kozo Okada Yasushi Matsuzawa Kiyoshi Hibi Masami Kosuge Toshiaki Ebina Kouichi Tamura Kazuo Kimura Source Type: research

ST elevation myocardial infarction and kidney transplant: A large cohort study: STEMI and renal transplant
CONCLUSION: STEMI is not an uncommon complication among KTR and is associated with significant mechanical complications. Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors might improve the STEMI rates among KTR.PMID:34565688 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanveer Mir Mohammed Uddin Asif Shah Mohammad Zia Khan Mujeeb Sheikh Tanveer Rab Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00234-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for cardiogenic stroke. Since left atrial appendage (LAA) is a cause of most of cardiac thrombus, LAA closure is an emerging novel stroke prevention procedure for patients with AF alternative to anticoagulation. WATCHMAN LAA Closure device (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) is the only approved device in the USA and Japan. The device is indicated in high bleeding risk and high stroke risk non-valvular AF patients. Cardiac tamponade, stroke, and device embolization are t...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with rapid atrial fibrillation during landiolol treatment
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00242-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Landiolol enables us to treat the patients with rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) efficiently. We sought to determine the role of echocardiography in predicting the prognosis.METHODS: Among 314 patients, a total 115 ADHF patients with reduced ejection fraction and rapid AF were enrolled. They received landiolol treatment to decrease the heart rate (HR) to 20% within 24 h. The dose of landiolol was increased every 2 h; then, we performed echocardiography repeated...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Noriaki Iwahashi Jin Kirigaya Takeru Abe Mutsuo Horii Hironori Takahashi Yohei Hanajima Yuichiro Kimura Yugo Minamimoto Kozo Okada Yasushi Matsuzawa Kiyoshi Hibi Masami Kosuge Toshiaki Ebina Kouichi Tamura Kazuo Kimura Source Type: research

ST elevation myocardial infarction and kidney transplant: A large cohort study: STEMI and renal transplant
CONCLUSION: STEMI is not an uncommon complication among KTR and is associated with significant mechanical complications. Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors might improve the STEMI rates among KTR.PMID:34565688 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanveer Mir Mohammed Uddin Asif Shah Mohammad Zia Khan Mujeeb Sheikh Tanveer Rab Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00234-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for cardiogenic stroke. Since left atrial appendage (LAA) is a cause of most of cardiac thrombus, LAA closure is an emerging novel stroke prevention procedure for patients with AF alternative to anticoagulation. WATCHMAN LAA Closure device (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) is the only approved device in the USA and Japan. The device is indicated in high bleeding risk and high stroke risk non-valvular AF patients. Cardiac tamponade, stroke, and device embolization are t...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction with rapid atrial fibrillation during landiolol treatment
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00242-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Landiolol enables us to treat the patients with rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) efficiently. We sought to determine the role of echocardiography in predicting the prognosis.METHODS: Among 314 patients, a total 115 ADHF patients with reduced ejection fraction and rapid AF were enrolled. They received landiolol treatment to decrease the heart rate (HR) to 20% within 24 h. The dose of landiolol was increased every 2 h; then, we performed echocardiography repeated...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Noriaki Iwahashi Jin Kirigaya Takeru Abe Mutsuo Horii Hironori Takahashi Yohei Hanajima Yuichiro Kimura Yugo Minamimoto Kozo Okada Yasushi Matsuzawa Kiyoshi Hibi Masami Kosuge Toshiaki Ebina Kouichi Tamura Kazuo Kimura Source Type: research

ST elevation myocardial infarction and kidney transplant: A large cohort study: STEMI and renal transplant
CONCLUSION: STEMI is not an uncommon complication among KTR and is associated with significant mechanical complications. Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors might improve the STEMI rates among KTR.PMID:34565688 | DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.006 (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanveer Mir Mohammed Uddin Asif Shah Mohammad Zia Khan Mujeeb Sheikh Tanveer Rab Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 23:S0914-5087(21)00234-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for cardiogenic stroke. Since left atrial appendage (LAA) is a cause of most of cardiac thrombus, LAA closure is an emerging novel stroke prevention procedure for patients with AF alternative to anticoagulation. WATCHMAN LAA Closure device (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) is the only approved device in the USA and Japan. The device is indicated in high bleeding risk and high stroke risk non-valvular AF patients. Cardiac tamponade, stroke, and device embolization are t...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima Source Type: research

Oxygen inhalation can selectively dilate pulmonary arteries in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension before balloon angioplasty
This study included 52 consecutive patients with CTEPH, of whom 23 (44%) were treated with specific pulmonary vasodilators. Exposure to oxygen was well tolerated. Oxygen administration significantly decreased mean PAP by 3.8 ± 3.2 mmHg (p
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masataka Shigetoshi Kunihiko Hatanaka Aiko Ogawa Isao Tabuchi Hiroto Shimokawahara Mitsuru Munemasa Hiroshi Ito Hiromi Matsubara Source Type: research

Cardiovascular implications of the COVID-19 pandemic
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 15:S0914-5087(21)00243-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.010. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly emerged as one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century. Although it was initially reported as a cluster of pneumonia cases, it quickly became apparent that COVID-19 is not merely a respiratory tract infection. Its clinical course is often complicated by cardiovascular manifestations including venous and arterial thrombosis, electrical disturbances, and myocardial damage. In addition, the cardiovascular system is involved not only during infection but also preceding...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daiki Tomidokoro Yukio Hiroi Source Type: research

Association between neutrophil percentage-to-albumin ratio and contrast-associated acute kidney injury in patients without chronic kidney disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00238-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Neutrophil and albumin are well-known biomarkers of inflammation, which are highly related to contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI). We aim to explore the predictive value of neutrophil percentage-to-albumin ratio (NPAR) for CA-AKI and long-term mortality in patients without chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).METHODS: We retrospectively observed 5083 consenting patients from January 2012 to December 2018. CA-AKI was defined as an increase ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hao-Ming He Si-Cheng Zhang Chen He Zhe-Bin You Man-Qing Luo Mao-Qing Lin Xue-Qin Lin Li-Wei Zhang Kai-Yang Lin Yan-Song Guo Source Type: research

Human genetics and its impact on cardiovascular disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00237-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death worldwide. Given that CVD is a highly heritable trait, researchers have attempted to fully understand the genetic basis of CVD for a long time. The human genome comprises 3,100 Mbp per haploid genome and 6,200 Mbp in total (diploid genome). However, there is a tendency for rare genetic variations to exhibit a large effect size, whereas common genetic variations have a small effect on diseases, because of natural selection. In this sense, dividing genetic variati...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hayato Tada Noboru Fujino Kenshi Hayashi Masa-Aki Kawashiri Masayuki Takamura Source Type: research

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with latent obstruction: Clinical characteristics and surgical results
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00239-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The role of mitral subvalvular anomalies in the etiology of latent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction has rarely been reported; and the results of surgical treatment for latent LVOT obstruction have been infrequently reported as a separate group by other medical centers other than Mayo clinic.METHODS: Among 292 eligible patients, 45 with resting gradients
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Qiang Ji YuLin Wang FangYu Liu Ye Yang LiMin Xia WenJun Ding Hao Lai ChunSheng Wang Source Type: research

Association between neutrophil percentage-to-albumin ratio and contrast-associated acute kidney injury in patients without chronic kidney disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00238-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Neutrophil and albumin are well-known biomarkers of inflammation, which are highly related to contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI). We aim to explore the predictive value of neutrophil percentage-to-albumin ratio (NPAR) for CA-AKI and long-term mortality in patients without chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).METHODS: We retrospectively observed 5083 consenting patients from January 2012 to December 2018. CA-AKI was defined as an increase ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hao-Ming He Si-Cheng Zhang Chen He Zhe-Bin You Man-Qing Luo Mao-Qing Lin Xue-Qin Lin Li-Wei Zhang Kai-Yang Lin Yan-Song Guo Source Type: research

Human genetics and its impact on cardiovascular disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00237-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death worldwide. Given that CVD is a highly heritable trait, researchers have attempted to fully understand the genetic basis of CVD for a long time. The human genome comprises 3,100 Mbp per haploid genome and 6,200 Mbp in total (diploid genome). However, there is a tendency for rare genetic variations to exhibit a large effect size, whereas common genetic variations have a small effect on diseases, because of natural selection. In this sense, dividing genetic variati...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hayato Tada Noboru Fujino Kenshi Hayashi Masa-Aki Kawashiri Masayuki Takamura Source Type: research

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with latent obstruction: Clinical characteristics and surgical results
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00239-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The role of mitral subvalvular anomalies in the etiology of latent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction has rarely been reported; and the results of surgical treatment for latent LVOT obstruction have been infrequently reported as a separate group by other medical centers other than Mayo clinic.METHODS: Among 292 eligible patients, 45 with resting gradients
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Qiang Ji YuLin Wang FangYu Liu Ye Yang LiMin Xia WenJun Ding Hao Lai ChunSheng Wang Source Type: research

Association between neutrophil percentage-to-albumin ratio and contrast-associated acute kidney injury in patients without chronic kidney disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00238-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Neutrophil and albumin are well-known biomarkers of inflammation, which are highly related to contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI). We aim to explore the predictive value of neutrophil percentage-to-albumin ratio (NPAR) for CA-AKI and long-term mortality in patients without chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).METHODS: We retrospectively observed 5083 consenting patients from January 2012 to December 2018. CA-AKI was defined as an increase ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hao-Ming He Si-Cheng Zhang Chen He Zhe-Bin You Man-Qing Luo Mao-Qing Lin Xue-Qin Lin Li-Wei Zhang Kai-Yang Lin Yan-Song Guo Source Type: research

Human genetics and its impact on cardiovascular disease
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00237-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death worldwide. Given that CVD is a highly heritable trait, researchers have attempted to fully understand the genetic basis of CVD for a long time. The human genome comprises 3,100 Mbp per haploid genome and 6,200 Mbp in total (diploid genome). However, there is a tendency for rare genetic variations to exhibit a large effect size, whereas common genetic variations have a small effect on diseases, because of natural selection. In this sense, dividing genetic variati...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hayato Tada Noboru Fujino Kenshi Hayashi Masa-Aki Kawashiri Masayuki Takamura Source Type: research

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with latent obstruction: Clinical characteristics and surgical results
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 19:S0914-5087(21)00239-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.09.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The role of mitral subvalvular anomalies in the etiology of latent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction has rarely been reported; and the results of surgical treatment for latent LVOT obstruction have been infrequently reported as a separate group by other medical centers other than Mayo clinic.METHODS: Among 292 eligible patients, 45 with resting gradients
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Qiang Ji YuLin Wang FangYu Liu Ye Yang LiMin Xia WenJun Ding Hao Lai ChunSheng Wang Source Type: research

Deep learning model to detect significant aortic regurgitation using electrocardiography: Detection model for aortic regurgitation
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 17:S0914-5087(21)00232-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.029. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) is a common heart disease, with a relatively high prevalence of 4.9% in the Framingham Heart Study. Because the prevalence increases with advancing age, an upward shift in the age distribution may increase the burden of AR. To provide an effective screening method for AR, we developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence algorithm for the diagnosis of significant AR using electrocardiography (ECG).METHODS: Our dataset comprised 29,859 paired data of ECG and echocardiogr...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shinnosuke Sawano Satoshi Kodera Susumu Katsushika Mitsuhiko Nakamoto Kota Ninomiya Hiroki Shinohara Yasutomi Higashikuni Koki Nakanishi Tomoko Nakao Tomohisa Seki Norifumi Takeda Katsuhito Fujiu Masao Daimon Hiroshi Akazawa Hiroyuki Morita Issei Komuro Source Type: research

Deep learning model to detect significant aortic regurgitation using electrocardiography: Detection model for aortic regurgitation
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 17:S0914-5087(21)00232-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.029. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) is a common heart disease, with a relatively high prevalence of 4.9% in the Framingham Heart Study. Because the prevalence increases with advancing age, an upward shift in the age distribution may increase the burden of AR. To provide an effective screening method for AR, we developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence algorithm for the diagnosis of significant AR using electrocardiography (ECG).METHODS: Our dataset comprised 29,859 paired data of ECG and echocardiogr...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shinnosuke Sawano Satoshi Kodera Susumu Katsushika Mitsuhiko Nakamoto Kota Ninomiya Hiroki Shinohara Yasutomi Higashikuni Koki Nakanishi Tomoko Nakao Tomohisa Seki Norifumi Takeda Katsuhito Fujiu Masao Daimon Hiroshi Akazawa Hiroyuki Morita Issei Komuro Source Type: research

Deep learning model to detect significant aortic regurgitation using electrocardiography: Detection model for aortic regurgitation
J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 17:S0914-5087(21)00232-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.08.029. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) is a common heart disease, with a relatively high prevalence of 4.9% in the Framingham Heart Study. Because the prevalence increases with advancing age, an upward shift in the age distribution may increase the burden of AR. To provide an effective screening method for AR, we developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence algorithm for the diagnosis of significant AR using electrocardiography (ECG).METHODS: Our dataset comprised 29,859 paired data of ECG and echocardiogr...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shinnosuke Sawano Satoshi Kodera Susumu Katsushika Mitsuhiko Nakamoto Kota Ninomiya Hiroki Shinohara Yasutomi Higashikuni Koki Nakanishi Tomoko Nakao Tomohisa Seki Norifumi Takeda Katsuhito Fujiu Masao Daimon Hiroshi Akazawa Hiroyuki Morita Issei Komuro Source Type: research