Knowledge and attitudes towards hypertriglyceridaemia and associated residual risk amongst cardiologists in Turkey.
CONCLUSIONS: Although most of the participating cardiologists felt competent treating HTG, there was a knowledge gap in the treatment of atherogenic dyslipidaemia and management of residual risk. Evidence of the benefit of lowering triglycerides from cardiovascular outcome trials is eagerly awaited. There is also an unmet need of increasing patient compliance and managing polypharmacy. PMID: 32524807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Pre-operative neurological dysfunctions: what is their meaning in patients presenting with acute type A aortic dissection?
CONCLUSIONS: Pre-operative neurological dysfunction have been long considered a contro-indication to surgery. Nevertheless, several authors show neurological and survival good results in patients with pre-operative neurological dysfunction. They also stress the importance of surgical timing finding in 5 to 10 hours the surgical time limit to improve neurological dysfunction. A pre-operative neurological dysfunction could be considered a strong advise to surgical intervention. It is time to change and consider prompt surgery not only for survival but also for cerebral protection. PMID: 32524808 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Performing a PCI through a trifurcated aortic graft: a new challenging access route.
Authors: Menzá G, D'ascenzo F, Attisani M, La Torre M, Verzini F, Rinaldi M, De Ferrari GM PMID: 32524809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

The prevalence of masked hypertension in a group of young healthy soldiers.
Authors: Abuosa AM, Kinsara AJ, Elshiekh AH, Abrar MB Abstract BACKGROUND: To assess the prevalence of masked hypertension (MH) in young Saudi National Guard soldiers based on 24h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). METHODS: A prospective study of 196 soldiers, aged between 21-50 years, without a history of hypertension or antihypertensive medication use. Each participant was fitted with a 24h- ABPM. Patients were considered to have MH if the office blood pressure (OBP) was
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

What is the role of pharmacological therapy in venous ulcers management?
Authors: Guarnera G PMID: 32524811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Distrust of the new non-citational metrics must be overcome: how to give the appropriate value not only to citing, but also to clicking.
Authors: De Vecchis R, Paccone A, Ariano C PMID: 32524812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Impact of drug-eluting stents on left ventricular wall motion after successful reperfusion of first anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction.
Authors: Cirillo P, Izzo R, Mancusi C, Buono F, Ziviello F, Spinelli L, Esposito G, Di Gioia G, Barbato E, Strisciuglio T, Trimarco B, Morisco C Abstract BACKGROUND: Timely myocardial reperfusion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) prevents the development of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction after myocardial infarction (MI). We aimed to investigate whether bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES) differently affect the recovery of LV function in patients with ST-elevation MI (STEMI). METHODS: Overall 103anterior STEMI patients were retrospectively analysed. All patients had single...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Uncoupling protein 2 as genetic risk factor for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: association with malondialdehyde levels and intima media thickness.
Authors: Gambino CM, Accardi G, Aiello A, Caruso C, Carru C, Gioia BG, Guggino G, Rizzo S, Zinellu A, Ciaccio M, Candore G Abstract BACKGROUND: Increased oxidative stress potentially leads to accelerated atherosclerosis and, consequently, cardiovascular diseases, the main cause of death in Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE). To gain insight into these mechanisms, we studied the association of uncoupling protein (UCP) 2 genetic variants, gene involved in the mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species, and oxidative stress with SLE and the presence of atherosclerosis. METHODS: Genetic analysis of the UCP2...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Association between the ST segment resolution after primary angioplasty and short term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Authors: Masoumkhani F, Gohari S, Reshadmanesh T, Ahangar H, Faghihzadeh S Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the early/late complete ST-resolution and short-term cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing primary angioplasty. METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study of patients with acute myocardial infarction who candidate for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during 1 year. An ECG obtained at the time of admission, 90 minutes and 24 hour after PCI. Patients were followed up for in hospital and 1-year outcomes and then data asses...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Endovascular therapy for erectile dysfunction: a state of the art review.
Authors: Sangiorgi G, Pizzuto A, Diehm N, Greco F, Fusco F, Chiricolo G, Vismara A, Altieri V, Cereda A, Bongo S Abstract Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain or maintain penile erection sufficient for successful sexual intercourse. ED carries a notable influence on quality of life, with significant implications for family and social relationships. Because atherosclerosis of penile arteries represents one of the most frequent causes of ED, patients presenting with it should always be investigated for potential coexistent coronary or peripheral disease. Up to 75% of patients with ED have a...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

A randomized trial comparing the acute coronary, systemic, and environmental effects of electronic vaping cigarettes versus heat-not-burn cigarettes in smokers of combustible cigarettes undergoing invasive coronary assessment: rationale and design of the SUR-VAPES 3 trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The Sapienza University of Rome-Vascular Assessment of Proatherosclerotic Effects of Smoking (SUR-VAPES) 3 trial will provide important insights into the pathophysiologic cardiovascular impact of EVC and HNBC, also suitable to inform patients and individualize their smoking cessation strategy. PMID: 32492988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Evaluation of index of cardiac-electrophysiological balance as arrhythmia predictor in bonsai users.
CONCLUSIONS: If the results are confirmed in further studies, iCEB seems to be a simple, easily measurable and non-invasive marker to predict cannabinoid-induced ventricular arrhythmias. PMID: 32472984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

The role of sialic acids in the initiation of atherosclerosis.
Authors: Poznyak AV, Zhang D, Grechko AV, Wu WK, Orekhov AN Abstract Atherosclerosis is a major cause of disease-related mortality around the globe. The main characteristic of the disease is an accumulation of plaque on the arterial wall and subsequent erosion or rupture of some plaques. Atherosclerosis often leads to cardiovascular disease and such acute complications as myocardial infarction or ischaemic stroke due to thrombus formation. Most recent advances in atherosclerotic research state that the modifications of low- density lipoprotein (LDL) are one of the most significant stages in the disease initiation, ...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Do sporting activities and using protein supplements change the frontal QRS-T angle?
In this study, we investigated whether the frontal QRS-T angle was different between the athletes and normal healthy people. METHODS: The study included 122 healthy athletes (the mean age was 29.7±7.7 years, of them, were 73.8% male) and a control group consisted of 60 healthy people (the mean age was 29.8±7.8 years, of them, were 26% male). Then, the athletes were divided into two groups as who used protein supplements (PS) and those who did not. In the 12-lead ECG, heart rate (HR), P, QRS, QT, corrected QT (QTc) duration, QT and corrected QT dispersion (QTD, QTcD), the sum of V1 or V2S amplitude and V5 ...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with unprotected left main disease.
Authors: Nudi F, Nudi A, Neri G, Procaccini E, Schillaci O, Versaci F, Frati G, Biondi-Zoccai G Abstract BACKGROUND: The management of patients with unprotected left main (LM) coronary artery disease remains challenging, with recent data casting a shadow of doubt on the safety of percutaneous coronary intervention. We aimed at describing the features of patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging subsequently found to have LM disease. METHODS: We queried our institutional database for subjects without prior revascularization or myocardial infarction (MI), who had undergone MPI followed by invasive coronary...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Left ventricular global longitudinal strain and cardiac surgical outcomes.
Authors: Rong LQ, Neuburger PJ, Kim J, Devereux RB Abstract Global longitudinal strain (GLS) has emerged as a valuable diagnostic and prognostic tool for evaluating left ventricular (LV) function. GLS has been shown to be a more sensitive marker of LV dysfunction than LV ejection fraction alone and have prognostic impact in non-surgical cardiac populations. GLS, is validated, reproducible, and easily obtained from 2-dimensional speckle- tracking echocardiography. While there is strong evidence for using GLS in clinical decision- making in non-surgical populations, there is less summarized evidence on using GLS in t...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Relationship between ACE-inhibitors, ARBs and SARS-CoV-2 infection: where are we?
Authors: Infusino F, Cimino S, Lombardi M, Mancone M, Cavarretta E, Frati G, Pugliese F, Fedele F, Biondi-Zoccai G Abstract SARS-CoV-2 is spreading rapidly all over the world. The case fatality rate seems higher in cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Other comorbidities do not seem to confer the same risk, therefore the understanding of the relationship between infection and cardiovascular system could be a crucial point for the fight against the virus. A great interest is currently directed towards the angiotensin 2 converting enzyme (ACE 2) which is the SARS-CoV-2 receptor and creates important connections b...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic and cardiovascular disease: where do we stand?
CONCLUSIONS: Further studies are required in order to establish the complicated association between SARS-CoV-2 infection and its effects on the cardiovascular system. Our knowledge regarding diagnostic approaches, therapeutic management and preventive measures is constantly enriched throughout an abundance of ongoing research in the respective fields. PMID: 32472990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

2019 novel coronavirus: what is currently known, cardiovascular implications and management.
Authors: Cappannoli L, Scacciavillani R, Iannaccone G, Anastasia G, Di Giusto F, Crea F Abstract From first cases reported on December 31, 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei-China, SARS-CoV2 has spread worldwide and finally the World Health Organization declared the pandemic status. We summarize what makes SARS-CoV2 different from previous highly pathogenic coronaviruses and why it is so contagious, with focus on its clinical presentation and diagnosis, which is mandatory to start the appropriate management and reduce the transmission. As far as infection pathophysiology is still not completely clarified, this review focuses al...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Echocardiographic assessment of aortic pulse wave velocity as a diagnostic and prognostic parameter for left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
Authors: Bosso G, De Luca M, Oliviero U PMID: 32472992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Novelties in cardiac surgery: an introduction.
Authors: Robinson NB, Gaudino M PMID: 32472993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the COVID-19 era.
Authors: Versaci F, Scappaticci M, Calcagno S, Del Prete A, Romeo F, Peruzzi M, Cavarretta E, Frati G PMID: 32472994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Is the achievement of 85% of age-predicted heart ratemax at exercise test sufficient to make diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in athletes?
Authors: Bosio A, Borchini M, Pecci C, Donatucci B, Montano M, Iellamo F Abstract BACKGROUND: Exercise test (ET) is a validated tool for the identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) even among athletes. A "cut-off" of 85% HRmax is often chosen as an "end point" although it has been shown that this percentage is far from a maximal effort and might be insufficient to evaluate athletes who often reach HRs close to 100% of the theoretical HRmax during sport activity. The aim of this study was to identify the percentage of theoretical HRmax (% HRmax) at which ST segment depression due to a cor...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Relationship between echocardiographic and functional parameters in patients with heart failure undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise test.
Authors: Pucci G, Alessio S, Russo A, Cerasari A, Dominioni I, Sanesi L, Filippucci L, Vaudo G Abstract BACKGROUND: HF patients typically show effort intolerance due to a reduction in peak exercise oxygen (peak VO2) consumption, which is related to inability to adapt systolic function to increased demand. Left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) is a surrogate marker of cardiac contractility and a powerful predictor of adverse prognosis in chronic heart failure (HF). The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between EF and other echocardiographic findings with peak VO2 in a population of HF individuals un...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

An overview of cycling as active transportation and as benefit for health.
Authors: Peruzzi M, Sanasi E, Pingitore A, Marullo AG, Carnevale R, Sciarretta S, Sciarra L, Frati G, Cavarretta E Abstract Active transportation is defined as travelling on foot, by bicycle or other non-motorized means, sometimes in combination with other forms of public transportation, in contrast with the use of motor vehicles. The prevalence of sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity is a growing epidemic in most developed countries that spread over the last three decades; active transportation may be a promising approach to increase physical activity and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases improvi...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and sport.
Authors: Romano S, Salustri E, Robles AG, Calò L, Penco M, Sciarra L Abstract Physical activity is worldwide recommended for its benefits on cardiovascular system. There is an increasing number of people of all ages that approach sport activity both as leisure time physical activity and as competitive sport. It is always more frequent the request even from older subjects and cardiac patients to be allowed to practice physical activity. Some problems could arise when these subjects present or develop pathologic conditions that require specific pharmacological treatment, in particular an anticoagulation therap...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Ventricular arrhythmias and risk stratification of cardiac sudden death in athletes.
Authors: Crescenzi C, Panattoni G, Stazi A, Martino A, Sgueglia M, De Ruvo E, Calò L Abstract Sudden cardiac death (SCD) of young athletes is an unexpected and tragic event that could occur during sport activities and is frequently related to ventricular arrhythmias. Identifying athletes at risk of SCD remains a major challenge. While specific characteristics of premature ventricular contractions are considered common and benign, other "uncommon" features should require more accurate investigations, in order to determine eligibility for competitive sports. The most common type of idiopathic prematu...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Contrast-induced acute kidney injury: the long and winding road.
Authors: Del Prete A, Della Rocca DG, Versaci F, Cortese B PMID: 32429630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Supplementary management with Pycnogenol ® in patients with lupus vasculitis in remission phases: a pilot, concept registry study.
Supplementary management with Pycnogenol® in patients with lupus vasculitis in remission phases: a pilot, concept registry study. Minerva Cardioangiol. 2020 Apr;68(2):146-152 Authors: Cesarone MR, Belcaro G, Corsi M, Scipione C, Scipione V, Hu S, Hosoi M, Ledda A, Feragalli B, Cotellese R Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot study was the supplementary management of minimal, residual symptoms of systemic Lupus (SLE) with vasculitis (LV) in remission phases, using a natural, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant agent (Pycnogenol®) extracted from French maritime pine bark. Pycnogenol® has a s...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

What about heart and mind in the covid-19 era?
Authors: Mazza M, Marano G, Antonazzo B, Cavarretta E, Di Nicola M, Janiri L, Sani G, Frati G, Romagnoli E Abstract From the time of Hippocratic medicine, heart-brain interactions have been recognized and contributed to both mental and physical health. Heart-brain interactions are complex and multifaceted and appear to be bidirectional. Exposure to chronic and daily stressors such as quarantine, or severe psychological trauma like a significant person in danger of life can affect the cardiovascular system and the emotional experience of the individual, leading to an increased risk of developing a cardiovascular dis...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - May 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for critically ill patients with coronavirus-associated disease 2019: an updated perspective of the European experience.
CONCLUSIONS: ECMO may play an important role in critically ill patients with COVID-19 refractory to less invasive treatments. The increased risk of early death in older patients may be used to prioritize ECMO indication in resource-conscious settings, if confirmed externally. PMID: 32336080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

The circulating VEGF is only marginally associated with an increased risk for atherosclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The circulating VEGF is only marginally associated with an increased risk for atherosclerosis. PMID: 32326675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Outcomes of the novolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold in real world clinical practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of novolimus-eluting BRS in this real world population achieved good clinical outcomes. PMID: 32326676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Correlation of heart rate and blood pressure variability as well as hs-CRP with the burden of stable coronary artery disease.
Authors: Peng X, Peng D, Hu Y, Gang H, Yu Y, Tang S Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim is to investigate the predictive value of heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure variability (BPV), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) to assess whether these variables predict the Gensini score. METHODS: 588 patients with SCAD were enrolled. Normal coronary angiography (102 patients) and healthy physical examination patients (104 patients) as control group for HRV. Dynamic electrocardiogram, ambulatory blood pressure, and hs-CRP were measured in SCHD,...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Vascular access and radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures.
Authors: Sciahbasi A, Babbaro M, Confessore P, Cera M, Di Russo C, Patrizi R, Fedele S Abstract In the cardiology community, the use of transradial access for percutaneous coronary procedures is progressively increasing all around the world overtaking the use of transfemoral access. The advantages of the transradial access are based on a significant reduction in bleeding and vascular events compared to the femoral access and on a reduction in mortality in the setting of acute coronary syndromes. However, in recent years a slight but significant increase in radiation exposure for patients and operators associated wi...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

The coronary resorbable magnesium scaffold Magmaris: what we've learnt (so far...).
Authors: Bennett J, McCutcheon K Abstract Bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) technology provides transient vessel support with drug-delivery capability without the long-term limitations of the permanent metallic drug-eluting stents (DES). Numerous scaffolds have been developed and investigated by device manufacturers, many of which, due to device deficiencies, have fallen by the way side. This short review will focus on the resorbable magnesium scaffold "Magmaris", the only metallic bioresorbable scaffold currently available, providing an evaluation of the most up to date clinical data whilst also briefly highl...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

PCI in women: is sex still an issue?
CONCLUSIONS: Sex-based differences still deserve dedicated investigations in terms of physiopathology, particular hormonal impacts, and specific responses to drugs and devices. PMID: 32326680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Endothelial damage inhibitors for improvement of saphenous vein graft patency in coronary artery bypass grafting: current evidence, clinical challenges and future directions.
Authors: Sandner S, Pachuk CJ, Aschacher T, Milojevic M, Caliskan E, Emmert MY Abstract The saphenous vein graft (SVG) remains the most commonly used conduit in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In light of this further research must be aimed at the development of strategies to optimize SVG patency and thereby improve both short- and long-term outcomes of CABG surgery. SVG patency in large part depends on the protection of the structural and functional integrity of the vascular endothelium at the time of conduit harvesting, including optimal storage conditions to prevent endothelial damage. This review provid...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Erectile and diastolic dysfunction: two sides of same coin or same sides of two different coins?
Authors: Sangiorgi G, Chiricolo G, Nocella C, Carnevale R PMID: 32326682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Impact of extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization on the ischemic burden of refractory angina patients: a single photon emission computed tomography study.
Authors: Alunni G, D'amico S, Castelli C, De Lio G, Fioravanti F, Gallone G, Marra S, De Ferrari GM Abstract BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) is a non-invasive treatment designed to improve symptoms in refractory angina (RA) patients. Enhanced perfusion through local vasodilation and neo-capillarization is postulated to be the mechanism of the observed clinical benefit. However, the impact of ESMR on the ischemic burden of RA patients has not been adequately assessed. METHODS: One-hundred twenty-one consecutive RA patients suitable for ESMR were treated. Twenty-nine RA pa...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Comprehensive network analysis to identify the molecular pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension.
CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to identify disease-related disorders by integrating multiple regulatory factors. The regulatory network may play an important role in PAH. The results not only provided new methods and ideas for follow-up research, but also helps researchers to have a deeper understanding of potential pathogenesis for PAH. PMID: 32319267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

The unanimity of fluid restriction is still debating in patients with heart failure.
Authors: Chen CW, Chen YF PMID: 32319268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Thoracic aortic surgery: status and upcoming novelties.
Authors: Spadaccio C, Hu H, Li C, Qiao Z, Ge Y, Tie Z, Zhu J, Moon M, Danton M, Sun L, Gaudino MF Abstract Several novel technological developments and surgical approaches have characterized the field of aortic surgery in the recent decade. The progressive introduction of endovascular procedure, minimally invasive surgical techniques and hybrid approaches have changed the practice in aortic surgery and generated new trends and questions. Also, the advancements in the manufacturing of tissue engineered vascular grafts as substitutes for aortic replacements are enlightening new avenues in the treatment of aortic dise...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Iatrogenic arterial pseudoaneurysms: treatment or prevention?
Authors: Pino R, Casati R, Lo Giudice F, Penco M PMID: 32319270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Impact of social media and applications on every day cardiovascular practice.
Authors: Lombardi M, Infusino F, Cimino S PMID: 32319271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

COVID-19 and cardiovascular disorder.
Authors: Mungmungpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V PMID: 32319272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Time restricted feeding: old tools, new packaging?
Authors: Billingsley HE, Dixon DL, Gipson G, Abbate A, Carbone S PMID: 32221275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica)
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - March 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

Balloon catheters and stents with paclitaxel: are they really dangerous? A review and update.
Authors: Stanek F Abstract The aim of this review is to summarize and update current research concerning the safety of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) and drug-eluting stents (DESs) with paclitaxel (PTX) in peripheral arteries. The data from the large randomized controlled trials showed evidence of the superiority of DCBs over plain balloon angioplasty concerning efficacy. Also, the safety parameters between the two groups did not differ. However, two meta-analyses identifying an increased late mortality risk after using PTX technologies were published only a short time ago (Katsanos et al, FDA meta-analysis). In contr...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - March 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

A rare cause of erectile dysfunction: left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
Authors: Ceyhun G, Erbay G Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and erectile dysfunction (ED) without overt cardiovascular disease. METHODS: A total of 80 patients with LVDD and without a history of coronary artery disease were compared with 80 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. The International Index of Erectile Function Questionnaire (IIEF-5) was used to diagnose and grade ED. LVDD and its relation with ED severity were assessed. RESULTS: The mean age, body mass index, total testosterone, low- and high-d...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - March 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research

MedShr: improving patient care through clinical case discussion.
Authors: Coles RA, Goh SJ, Livingstone D, Qasim A Abstract Case discussion is an essential part of clinical practice and medical education, and as part of patient care takes place both informally between medical staff and formally in case conferences and other meetings. Case presentations are often the most popular sessions at medical congresses and increasingly have moved to digital channels and social media. MedShr was developed to help doctors improve patient care: to empower doctors to use their own smartphones to share and discuss clinical cases, whilst protecting patient privacy and confidentiality. In this r...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - March 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research