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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 102)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 254)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Full-text available via subscription  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
JMIR Cardio     Open Access  
Jornal Vascular Brasileiro     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Arrhythmia     Open Access  

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  • The ACIRA Registry: A Regional Tool to Improve the Healthcare Pathway for
           Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary
           Angiographies in the French Aquitaine Region: Study Design and First
           Results
    • Authors: Lesaine; Emilie; Saillour-Glenisson, Florence; Leymarie, Jean-Louis; Jamet, Isabelle; Fernandez, Laura; Perez, Corinne; Legrand, Jean-Pierre; Salmi, Louis-Rachid; Coste, Pierre; for the ACIRA investigators
      Abstract: imageBackground: In France, there is a lack of information about practices and pathways of coronary angiographies and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). We present the design and the first results of the ACIRA registry, the goal of which is to answer questions about quality, security, appropriateness, efficiency of, and access to interventional cardiology (IC) healthcare pathway in the French Aquitaine region.Methods: The ACIRA registry is an on-going, multicenter, prospective, exhaustive, scalable, and nominative cohort study of patients who undergo coronary angiographies or percutaneous coronary intervention in any of the catheterization laboratories. The data related to hospitalizations and procedures are directly extracted from hospital information systems. In-hospital mortality, readmissions, and cardiovascular morbidity are collected from the French hospital medical information system database. An identity management system has been implemented to create the patient health care pathway.Results: From January 1, 2012, to June 30, 2018, 147,136 procedures performed on 106,005 patients have been included in the ACIRA registry.Conclusions: ACIRA has shown its ability to study the patient IC healthcare pathway, up to 1 year after the procedure. Nominative data enable the linkage between clinical and medico-administrative databases and possible supplementary data collection. The use of existing databases allowed us to limit patients lost to follow-up, prevent the double entry of data, improve data quality, and reduce the operating costs. The prospect of linkage with the French National Health Data System may offer promising opportunities for future medical research projects and for developing collaboration and benchmarking with other IC registries abroad.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Perfusional Computed Tomography in Moderate
           Coronary Stenosis: Comparison With Fractional Flow Reserve
    • Authors: Araujo; Gustavo N.; Bergoli, Luiz Carlos C.; Torres, Felipe Soares; Machado, Guilherme Pinheiro; Eifer, Diego; Mariani, Stefani; Wainstein, Rodrigo; Valle, Felipe H.; Polanczyk, Carisi A.; Wainstein, Marco V.
      Abstract: imageCoronary computed tomography with myocardial perfusion imaging (CCTA-MPI) provides data on coronary anatomy and perfusion and may be useful in the assessment of ischemic coronary artery disease (CAD). Management of angiographically intermediate coronary lesions is challenging, and coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) evaluation is recommended to assess whether these lesions are functionally significant. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA-MPI in patients with stable CAD and at least 1 angiographically intermediate coronary lesion submitted to FFR. In this single-center prospective study, patients with stable CAD and at least 1 moderate coronary stenosis (50%–70% by visual estimation) were referred for CCTA-MPI (64-row multidetector) assessment before coronary FFR evaluation. Patients with severe coronary obstructions (≥70%) were excluded. The significance level adopted for all tests was 5%. Twenty-eight patients (mean age 60 ± SD years, 54% women) with 33 intermediate coronary obstructions were enrolled. Ten patients (30%) had functionally significant coronary obstructions characterized by FFR ≤0.8. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of CCTA-MPI for the detection of functionally significant coronary obstructions were 30%, 100%, and 78.8%, respectively. CCTA-MPI positive predictive value was 100%, whereas negative predictive value was 76.7%. Correlation coefficient between tests was 0.48 (P = 0.005). On a novel approach to evaluate intermediate coronary lesions, accuracy of CCTA-MPI was 78.8%. The positive predictive value of an abnormal CCTA-MPI on this population was 100%, suggesting that CCTA-MPI may have a role in the assessment of patients with anatomically identified intermediate coronary lesions.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Scientist-led Exercise Testing Is Safe With Diagnostic Interpretation
           Equivalent to a Cardiologist
    • Authors: Whitman; Mark; Padayachee, Cliantha; Tilley, Prue; Sear, Casey; Rosanoff, Shelley; El Shinawi, Hadeir; Manolis, Christiana; Jenkins, Carly; Challa, Prasad
      Abstract: imageBackground: The implementation of nonphysician-led exercise stress testing (EST) has increased over the last 30 years, with endorsement by many cardiovascular societies around the world. The comparable safety of nonphysician-led EST to physician-led studies has been demonstrated, with some studies also showing agreement in diagnostic preliminary interpretations.Objective: The study aim was to firstly confirm the safety of nonphysician-led EST in a large cohort and secondly compare the interobserver agreement and diagnostic accuracy of cardiac scientist and junior medical officer (JMO)-led EST reports to cardiology consultant overreads.Methods: All ESTs performed between 1/7/2010 and 30/6/2013 were included in the study for JMO led tests (n = 1332). ESTs performed for the investigation of coronary artery disease between 1/7/2013 and 30/6/2016 were included for scientist-led testing (n = 1904).Results: There was one adverse event, an ST segment myocardial infarction during the recovery phase of a JMO-led EST. Interobserver agreement was superior between the cardiologist and the scientist compared with the cardiologist and the JMO (P < 0.0001). Sensitivity for JMO-led tests differed from the cardiologist overread (86.96% vs. 96.77%, P = 0.03). There were no other significant differences between the cardiologist overread and the JMO- or scientist-led interpretation.Conclusions: Scientist-led EST is safe in intermediate risk patients and their preliminary reports are equally diagnostic as cardiologist overreads. While JMO-led ESTs are just as safe, the preliminary reports differ significantly from cardiologist overread particularly with respect to sensitivity.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Oral Liquid Potassium Chloride Dosing Pathway in a Tertiary Care Veteran
           Affairs Academic Medical Center
    • Authors: Benge; Cassandra D.; Burka, Abigail T.
      Abstract: imageHypokalemia, defined as a serum potassium (K+) concentration of
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Patient Perception of the Remote Versus Clinic Visits for Interrogation of
           Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
    • Authors: Srivatsa; Uma N.; Joy, Kelly C.; Zhang, Xin J.; Fan, Dali; Oesterle, Adam; Birgersdotter-Green, Ulrika
      Abstract: imageImplantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) are used in the management of sudden cardiac arrest. Compared with clinic visits, remote interrogation of these devices has shown clinical benefit and lower cost. We hypothesize that demographic and socioeconomic factors influence patient satisfaction with remote monitoring and therefore the choice of a pathway for follow-up. Questionnaires were mailed to 85 patients (mean age 63 ± 13.5 years, 73% male), with ICDs implanted for primary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest. Information regarding education, social support, employment, and income was collected. To compare clinic and remote monitoring, patients were given questionnaires to assess which parameters they consider important: convenience, accuracy, human contact, scheduling, and cost. Of the 34 responders, patients rated clinic visit to be as accurate with better opportunity to ask questions and better human contact, but there was no difference in perception of convenience, scheduling, or cost between the 2 groups. Significant number of patients dropped from the labor market after ICD implantation; however labor status, education, or income did not influence the preference of clinic appointment. Survey respondents preferred clinic to remote interrogation because they believe clinic appointments allow better interaction. Educating patients about the benefits of remote interrogation and improved communication will enhance utilization of this sophisticated technology for superior patient care.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Identification and Management of Intermediate Risk Patients in the Chest
           Pain Unit
    • Authors: Prasad; Pooja; Sharma, Ajay Nair; Vipparla, Navya Sree; Majid, Muhammad; Daniela, Aro; Howell, Stacey J.; Wilson, Machelle D.; Amsterdam, Ezra A.
      Abstract: imageObjective: We examined low risk (LR) patients admitted to our chest pain unit (CPU) with negative cardiac injury markers, normal electrocardiogram, and clinical stability. We hypothesized that there is a sub-group of intermediate risk (IR) patients within the larger LR population.Methods: Criteria for IR were the aforementioned 3 indicators of LR and ≥1 of the following: (1) known coronary artery disease (CAD), (2) men ≥45 yo, women ≥55 yo, and (3) ≥3 cardiac risk factors. We compared patient characteristics, use of pre-discharge testing (PDT), and major adverse cardiac events (MACE).Results: IR patients numbered 371, whereas LR patients totaled 70. IR patients were older (61 vs 46 years), more had known CAD (28 vs. 0%), had a higher median number of risk factors (2 vs. 1) and were less likely to be women (49 vs. 81%), all P < 0.0001. IR patients received a greater median number of tests compared with LR patients (1 vs. 0, P < 0.0001).Conclusions: Among the IR group, 16 patients (4%) had a cardiac event at the index CPU visit, 2 (0.5%) experienced MACE at 30-day follow-up, and 2 (0.5%) had MACE at 6 months follow-up. No LR patients had MACE at any point in the study. Thus, the majority of CPU patients are IR, have more risk factors than LR group, and are more likely to receive PDT. IR patients were managed safely in a CPU, while maintaining low rates of MACE post-discharge.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Evaluating Association Between Coronary Calcifications Visualized During
           Invasive Coronary Angiography With Total Mortality
    • Authors: Movahed; Mohammad Reza; Sattur, Sudhakar; Vu, John
      Abstract: imageBackground: High calcium score is independently associated with a greater cardiac event rate. Using a large database of patients who underwent coronary angiography for clinical reasons, we evaluated the association between reported degree of coronary calcification with mortality and baseline risk factors.Methods: Using angiographic data of 1917 patients from 1993 to 1997, we studied any association between the locations of coronary calcium that were seen during coronary angiography with coronary artery risk factors. Furthermore, we correlated the locations of calcium with all cause mortality.Results: A total of 1917 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from 1993 to 1997 were studied. Total mortality was 22.9%. There was no association between the classic coronary risk factors (history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, diabetes mellitus and family history) or race (White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) with the occurrence of angiographic visible calcium in any location. Furthermore, we did not find any association between the locations of coronary calcium with all cause mortality. (All cause mortality occurred in 21.8% of patients with left main calcification vs. 23.3%, P = 0.63, in 24.6% of patients with left anterior descending artery calcification vs. 22.7%, P = 0.48, in 25.6% of patients with circumflex calcification vs. 23.1%, P = 0.52, in 25.7% of right coronary calcification vs. 22.7%, P = 0.47, in 24.6 of any coronary calcification vs. 22.5%, P = 0.4).Conclusions: Race, coronary risk factors, and all cause mortality are not associated with angiographic documented coronary calcification in any location in patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • One-Month Clinical Outcomes of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients
           Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention at a High-volume
           Cardiac Tertiary Center: Routine Hours Versus Off-hours
    • Authors: Geraiely; Babak; Nematipour, Ebrahim; Amirzadegan, Alireza; Nozari, Younes; Aghajani, Hassan; Jalali, Arash; Haji Zeinali, Ali Mohammad; Mortazavi, Seyedeh Hamideh
      Abstract: imagePrimary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to compare 1-month major adverse cardiac events (MACE) of patients undergoing primary PCI between 2 routine-hour and off-hour working shifts. In this cross-sectional study, 1791 STEMI patients were retrospectively evaluated who underwent primary PCI. The patients were classified into 2 groups of routine and off-hour according to the PCI start time and date [495 patients (27.7%) in routine-hour group; 1296 patients (72.3%) in off-hour group]. Cardiovascular risk factor, angiographic, procedural data, door-to-device time, and 1-month follow-up data of patients were compared between 2 groups. There was a statistical difference in door-to-device time between routine-hour and off-hour group [55 minutes (40–100 minutes) in off-hour group vs. 49 minutes (35–73 minutes) in routine-hour group; P ≤ 0.001]. However, most of the patients in both groups had door-to-device time ≤60 minutes. The frequency of 1-month MACE was 8.5% in off-hour group and 6.9% in routine-hour group (P = 0.260). After adjustment for possible confounders, the procedure result, in-hospital death, and 1-month MACE were not significantly different between both study groups. We found that STEMI patients treated with primary angioplasty during off-hour shifts had similar 1-month clinical outcomes to routine-hour shifts. Considering the high number of patients requiring primary PCI during off-hours, the importance of early revascularization in acute myocardial infarction, and the comparable clinical outcomes and procedural success, full-time provision of primary PCI services seems to be beneficial.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • How Left Ventricular Size Affects Severity of Disease and Long-term
           Prognosis in Patients with Severe Systolic Dysfunction'
    • Authors: Amin; Ahmad; Chitsazan, Mitra; Ofoghi, Mahdis; Taghavi, Sepideh; Naderi, Nasim; Chitsazan, Mandana
      Abstract: imageBackground: We compared the severity of disease, heart failure (HF) rehospitalization and trend of changes over a 12-month follow-up in clinical and biochemical measurements between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients and those with left ventricular systolic dysfunction with normal LV size (NLVS). The existing definition of DCM failed to justify our observations in some clinical circumstances resulting in diagnostic and prognostic challenges.Methods: A total of 77 patients [52 (67.5%) male] including 40 patients in the NLVS group and 37 patients in the DCM group were enrolled and followed up for a median of 12 months [interquartile range, 11–14 months].Results: Mean left ventricular ejection fraction was statistically comparable between NLVS and DCM patients (22 ± 8% vs. 19 ± 6%, P = 0.08]. The New York Heart Association class was statistically comparable in both groups (P = 0.23). Laboratory measurements including hemoglobin, sodium, creatinine, uric acid, and NT-proBNP level were also statistically similar in both groups (all P> 0.05). During follow-up, HF rehospitalization occurred in 16 (76%) patients in NLVS and 5 (24%) patients in DCM groups (P = 0.009). Except for left ventricular ejection fraction which improved in both NLVS and DCM groups, no significant changes were observed in clinical (New York Heart Association class) and laboratory measurements during follow-up in both NLVS and DCM groups.Conclusions: Our study showed that NLVS defines a group of systolic HF patients which not only did not have less severe disease than those with enlarged left ventricules (i.e., DCM), also had more HF rehospitalization. These NLVS patients also had steady clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic profile during follow-up.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Long-term Pattern of Red Cell Distribution Width in Patients With
           ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous
           Coronary Intervention
    • Authors: Machado; Guilherme Pinheiro; de Araujo, Gustavo Nevas; Carpes, Christian Kunde; Niches, Matheus; Custodio, Julia Luchese; Fracasso, Julia Fagundes; Marques, Felipe Pereira Lima; Bergoli, Luiz Carlos Corsetti; Wainstein, Rodrigo Vugman; Wainstein, Marco Vugman
      Abstract: imageRed cell distribution width (RDW) is an indirect marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of long-term mortality. The aim of this study was to determine RDW values in patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) submitted to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and evaluate its association with adverse outcomes. We measured RDW in STEMI patients before undergoing primary PCI and divided into low and high RDW. Patients were followed up to 3 years after their discharge for the occurrence of in-hospital, 30-days, and long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and mortality. We included 485 patients with a mean age of 61.1(±12.5) years, 62.9% were male. In multivariate analysis, RDW remained independent predictor of long-term mortality and MACE [relative risk (RR) 1.51; 95% confidence interval (95% CI) = 1.11–2.05; P = 0.007 and RR = 1.42; 95% CI = 1.30–1.82; P = 0.004. Area under the curve for long-term mortality was 0.65 (95% CI = 0.61–0.69; P < 0.0001). RDW < 13.4 had a negative predictive value of 87.4% for all-cause mortality. Patients who had worse outcomes remained with higher values of RDW during the follow-up. In conclusion, high RDW is an independent predictor of long-term mortality and MACE in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. A low RDW has an excellent negative predictive value for long-term mortality. Patients with sustained elevated levels of RDW have worse outcomes at long-term follow-up.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
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