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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: 2)
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)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 9)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 103)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 265)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
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: 35)
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: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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: 3)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 13)
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: 1)
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 Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 7)
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: 13)
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: 5)
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: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 17)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)

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Critical Pathways in Cardiology
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  • Clinical Pathway for Management of Suspected or Positive Novel
           Coronavirus-19 Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
    • Authors: Ranard; Lauren S.; Ahmad, Yousif; Masoumi, Amirali; Chuich, Taylor; Romney, Marie-Laure S.; Gavin, Nicholas; Sayan, Osman R.; Kirtane, Ajay J.; Rabbani, LeRoy E.
      Abstract: imageNovel coronavirus-19 disease (COVID-19) is an escalating, highly infectious global pandemic that is quickly overwhelming healthcare systems. This has implications on standard cardiac care for ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs). In the setting of anticipated resource scarcity in the future, we are forced to reconsider fibrinolytic therapy in our management algorithms. We encourage clinicians to maintain a high level of suspicion for STEMI mimics, such as myopericarditis which is a known, not infrequent, complication of COVID-19 disease. Herein, we present a pathway developed by a multidisciplinary panel of stakeholders at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center for the management of STEMI in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • COVID-19 Pandemic and Acute Myocardial Infarction: Management Protocol
           From a British Cardiac Centre
    • Authors: Abdelaziz; Hesham K.; Patel, Billal; Chalil, Shajil; Choudhury, Tawfiq
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Effect of Elevated Calcium Score on Normal Myocardial Perfusion Study on
           Clinician Management of Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors
    • Authors: Wokhlu; Anita; Wymer, David; Taasan, Vicente; Winchester, David E.
      Abstract: imageElevated coronary artery calcification (CAC) scores are associated with higher cardiovascular (CV) risk even with normal stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Whether referring providers appropriately manage subclinical CV disease is unclear. We hypothesized that ordering clinicians would intensify medical therapy for CV disease in response to normal MPI and CAC ≥ 300. We conducted a cohort study on patients without known CV disease who underwent MPI and CAC scoring. Medical management of CV disease and clinical outcomes were assessed. Of 299 patients who underwent stress MPI, 62 patients had normal MPI and CAC ≥ 300. Documentation of elevated CAC score was noted in the final interpretation for 52% (n = 32) of MPI reports. During follow-up, treatment change in aspirin, cholesterol medications, and/or antihypertensive medication was made in 40% of these patients. Aspirin use increased from 71% to 82% (P < 0.001); statin use increased from 68% to 76% (P < 0.001). Several patients remained on suboptimal lipid or antiplatelet regimens without documented contraindication. Among patients with normal MPI, many have CAC ≥ 300. Not all MPI reports adequately call attention to this finding associated with elevated CV risk. Despite the elevated CAC score, some patients were not optimized medically.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Value of Repeated Troponin Measurements to Improve the Safety of the HEART
           Score for Chest Pain Patients at the Emergency Department
    • Authors: Ras; Marten; Reitsma, Johannes B.; Hoes, Arno W.; Six, A. Jacob; Poldervaart, Judith M.
      Abstract: imageObjective: The HEART score is a clinical decision support tool for physicians to stratify the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients presenting with chest pain at the emergency department. The score includes 5 elements, including troponin level. Our aim was to compare safety and efficiency of the HEART scores calculated by using the first representative troponin (ie, based on time since symptom onset) compared to the original HEART score, where calculation was based on the first available troponin measurement, irrespective of duration of symptoms.Methods: We performed a secondary analysis on patients from the HEART-impact trial (2013–2014, the Netherlands). Two HEART scores were calculated for all patients: a HEART score with a T (troponin) element score based on the first available troponin (HEART-first) and 1 with a T element score based on the first representative troponin (ie, at least 3 hours after symptom onset; HEART-representative). We compared all patients’ scores and risk categories between HEART-first and HEART-representative. Furthermore, we compared safety (proportion of patients with MACE receiving a low score) and efficiency (proportion of patients with a low score) between HEART-first and HEART-representative.Results: We included 1222 patients. In 882 (72%) patients, the first troponin was representative, resulting in the same HEART-first and HEART-representative score. In the remaining 340 patients the use of HEART-representative led to a different score than HEART-first in 43 patients (3.5%). Out of the 222 patients with MACE, 11 patients (5.0%) received a low score by using HEART-first compared with 10 patients (4.5%) when using HEART-representative (P = 0.83). The number of patients with a low score was similar (P = 0.93) when using the HEART-first (464/1222; 38%) or HEART-representative score (462/1222; 38%).Conclusions: Using a representative troponin measurement changed the value of the HEART score in only 3.5% of patients and had no impact on safety and efficiency of the HEART score. These results suggest there is no need to wait for a representative troponin measurement and should encourage physicians to adhere to the original HEART score guidelines.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Trends and Outcomes of Intravascular Imaging-guided Percutaneous Coronary
           Intervention in the United States
    • Authors: Lemor; Alejandro; Patel, Nish; Jain, Tarun; Baber, Usman; Hernandez, Gabriel; Villablanca, Pedro; Basir, Mir B.; Alaswad, Khaldoon; Mehran, Roxana; Dangas, George; Sharma, Samin K.; Kini, Annapoorna
      Abstract: imageIntroduction: Intravascular imaging-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has shown to improve outcomes in randomized controlled trials. However, there are little real-world data about intravascular imaging utilization during PCI and its outcomes in the United States.Methods: We conducted an observational analysis on the use of intravascular imaging (Intravascular Ultrasound or Optical Coherence Tomography)-guided PCI in 2,425,036 patients undergoing PCI between January 2010 and December 2014 from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Utilizing propensity score matching, 83,988 matched pairs were identified. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. The secondary outcomes included cardiogenic shock and acute kidney injury.Results: Among the 2,425,036 patients, 161,808 (6.7%) underwent imaging-guided PCI. Use of imaging-guidance increased from 6% in 2010 to 6.6% in 2014 (Ptrend < 0.001). The in-hospital mortality was significantly different between imaging-guided PCI and angiography-guided PCI [1.0% vs. 1.5%; adjusted OR: 0.67; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.54–0.83, P < 0.001]. The rates of cardiogenic shock (2.5% vs. 3.1%; adjusted OR: 0.78; 95% CI: 0.66–0.93; P = 0.005) were significantly lower in imaging-guided PCI group and acute kidney injury rates (7.0% vs. 7.1%; adjusted OR: 0.99; 95% CI: 0.89–1.12; P = 0.919) were not significantly different.Conclusions: Imaging-guided PCI is associated with lower in-hospital mortality. Yet, a small proportion of patients undergoing PCI have imaging-guidance.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Frequency and Influence of Exercise-Induced Artifact in Electrocardiograms
           During Exercise Treadmill Testing for Detection of Myocardial Ischemia
    • Authors: Srivatsa; Adith; Bui, Jon; Mahdi, Ali A.; Amsterdam, Ezra A.
      Abstract: imageBackground: Exercise treadmill testing (ETT) is frequently utilized for noninvasive detection of myocardial ischemia and coronary artery disease. The frequency of electrocardiogram (ECG) artifacts (ECGA) during ETT and their influence on the identification of exercise-induced ischemia are not known.Methods: We reviewed all ETTs with ST segment depression in the University of California, Davis, Medical Center treadmill database during each of the years 2012 and 2016 to identify tests with exercise-induced ST segment depression in the inferior and inferolateral leads. We identified cases with ECGA during progressive phases of the test, and we assessed the influence of comorbidities and the impact of ECGA on the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Tests were considered false or true positive based on the result of confirmatory tests.Results: Of 2,100 tests, we identified 123 patients with exercise-induced ST segment depression in inferior or inferolateral leads (men, 43%; mean age, 59 ± 10 years; white, 59%). Tests were symptom-limited: maximum heart rate, 153 ± 18; peak METs (metabolic equivalents of resting total oxygen consumption), 9.4 ± 2.7; ECGA occurred in 91% of tests at peak exercise with earlier occurrence among females. Tests were less likely to be true positive with peak ECGA than those without ECGA (13% vs. 50%, p = 0.05).Conclusions: ECGA at peak exercise are frequent and related to peak heart rate and peak metabolic equivalents of resting total oxygen consumption, suggesting a motion effect. ECGA affected the diagnostic accuracy of ETT examinations, indicating that algorithms to reduce artifact for improved diagnosis of ETT require further investigation.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Actionable Ventricular Tachycardia During In-Hospital ECG Monitoring and
           Its Impact on Alarm Fatigue
    • Authors: Pelter; Michele M.; Suba, Sukardi; Sandoval, Cass; Zègre-Hemsey, Jessica K.; Berger, Sarah; Larsen, Amy; Badilini, Fabio; Hu, Xiao
      Abstract: imageBackground: Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach) is the most common lethal arrhythmia, yet 90% of alarms are false and contribute to alarm fatigue. We hypothesize that some true V-tach also causes alarm fatigue because current criteria are too sensitive (i.e., ≥6 beats ≥100 beats/min [bpm]).Purpose: This study was designed to determine (1) the proportion of clinically actionable true V-tach events; (2) whether true actionable versus nonactionable V-tach differs in terms of heart rate and/or duration (seconds); and (3) if actionable V-tach is associated with adverse outcomes.Methods: This was a secondary analysis in 460 intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Electronic health records were examined to determine if a V-tach event was actionable or nonactionable. Actionable V-tach was defined if a clinical action(s) was taken within 15 minutes of its occurrence (i.e., new and/or change of medication, defibrillation, and/or laboratory test). Maximal heart rate and duration for each V-tach event were measured from bedside monitor electrocardiography. Adverse patient outcomes included a code blue event and/or death.Results: In 460 ICU patients, 50 (11%) had 151 true V-tach events (range 1–20). Of the 50 patients, 40 (80%) had only nonactionable V-tach (97 events); 3 (6%) had both actionable and nonactionable V-tach (32 events); and 7 patients (14%) had only actionable V-tach (23 events). There were differences in duration comparing actionable versus nonactionable V-tach (mean 56.19 ± 116.87 seconds vs. 4.28 ± 4.09 seconds; P = 0.001) and maximal heart rate (188.81 ± 116.83 bpm vs. 150.79 ± 28.26 bpm; P = 0.001). Of the 50 patients, 3 (6%) had a code blue, 2 died, and all were in the actionable V-tach group.Conclusions: In our sample,
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Evidence-based Review
           About Mechanism, Complications and Management
    • Authors: Arunachalam; Karuppiah; Maan, Abhishek; Chu, Antony
      Abstract: imageHypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is 1 of the most frequent genetic cardiovascular diseases affecting 1 out of every 500 individuals in general population. Atrial Fibrillation incidences were 3.8% per 100 patients per year and overall prevalence among HCM patients are 27.09%. Higher risk of death noted in HCM patients with atrial fibrillation. Stroke and other thrombo embolic risks are increased in such patients. Medical management using mainly betablockers or amiodarone produced variable results and high rate of recurrence. Catheter ablation reduced symptom burden and complications despite moderate recurrence. Patients with multiple repeated procedures found to have better success rate and outcomes. The complications are not high leading to increased feasibility of the procedure. More research using latest techniques in catheter ablation need to be studied.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Yazd Province of Iran ICD Registry for the Years 2014–2016
    • Authors: Malekpour; Maliheh; Dehghani-Tafti, Faezeh; Ratki, Seid Kazem Razavi; Seifpoor, Zeinolabedin; Namiranian, Nasim; Shafiee, Mohammad; Mali, Shahryar; Seyed Hosseini, Seyed-Mostafa
      Abstract: imageObjective: This study aimed to investigate the trends in the care of patients undergoing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation in our region and to analyze whether the quality of care is the same as the other centers or not?Methods: Adult patients with an indication for ICD implants were enrolled in our registry and followed over a 19–43-month period.Results: The ICD implantation rate was 100/million per year. The mean age of patients treated with ICD was 62.36 (±12.93) years old and the majority of patients were men (77.6%). Most patients had ischemic heart failure (65.2%). Nearly half of the patients had NYHA class III (53.8%) and the mean of ejection fraction was 26.7 (±9.8%). ICDs were frequently implanted for primary prevention (71.9%). Single chamber ICDs (ICD-VR) were chosen in 25.2%, dual-chamber ICDs in 37.1% (ICD-DR) and biventricular ICDs (CRT-D) in 37.6%, respectively. Complications related to ICD implantation occurred in about 7.49% of all procedures. During follow-up period death occurred in 14.8% of our patients. Also, 13.3% of patients received ICD shock which was appropriate in 71% of patients.Conclusions: In comparison between our registry and NCDR registry, baseline patient characteristics and ICD type were almost the same, but the complication rate was higher. There is still a need to perform a large multicenter registry in our community to improve our knowledge in this Era.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Impact of Accessory Pathway Location on Electrophysiologic Characteristics
           and Ablation Success
    • Authors: Behjati Ardakani; Mohammadamin; Dehghani, Faezeh; Sarebanhassanabadi, Mohammadtaghi; Yalameh, Azam; Behjat, Mehrnoosh; Behjati Ardakani, Mostafa; Shafiee, Mohammad; Seyed Hosseini, Seyed-Mostafa
      Abstract: imageBackground: To investigate the relationship between the location of accessory pathways, electrophysiologic characteristics, and ablation success in Wolfe-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome.Methods: Electrophysiologic study was performed in 178 patients for a pre-excitation syndrome. Accessory pathway location, anterograde or retrograde conduction, ablation success, and recurrence rate were evaluated.Results: Among 178 patients with WPW syndrome, the most frequent location of the accessory pathway was left lateral (39.3%) which had high ablation success rate (97%) and low recurrence rate (1%). A meaningful relationship exists between accessory pathway location and electrophysiologic characteristics. Ablation success rate was 89.7% and was statistically related to accessory pathway location. Recurrent occurred in 2.9% of our patients and was more frequent in right free wall and PJRT.Conclusions: The location of accessory pathways has a great impact on conductivity, ablation success, and recurrence rate in WPW syndrome.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Trends of Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis Among Hospitalized
           Patients Undergoing Invasive Electrophysiology Procedures
    • Authors: Wen; Yumeng; Hosseini Dehkordi, Seyed Hamed; Wei, Xin; Lucas, Claire Huang; Paranjpe, Ishan; Yan, Dexi; Gholitabar, Farid; Mehta, Davendra; Chan, Lili; Meisels, Ira
      Abstract: imageElectrophysiology (EP) procedures carry the risk of kidney injury due to contrast/hemodynamic fluctuations. We aim to evaluate the national epidemiology of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis (AKI-D) in patients undergoing EP procedures. Using the National Inpatient Sample, we included 2,747,605 adult hospitalizations undergoing invasive diagnostic EP procedures, ablation and implantable device placement from 2006 to 2014. We examined the temporal trend of AKI-D and outcomes associated with AKI-D. The rate of AKI-D increased significantly in both diagnostic/ablation group (8–21/10,000 hospitalizations from 2006 to 2014, P = 0.02) and implanted device group (19–44/10,000 hospitalizations from 2006 to 2014, P < 0.01), but it was explained by temporal changes in demographics and comorbidities. Cardiac resynchronization therapy and pacemaker placement had higher risk of AKI-D compared to implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement (23 vs. 31 vs. 14/10,000 hospitalizations in cardiac resynchronization therapy, pacemaker placement, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator group, respectively). Development of AKI-D was associated with significant increase in in-hospital mortality (adjusted odds ratio, 9.6 in diagnostic/ablation group, P < 0.01; adjusted odds ratio, 5.1 in device implantation group, P < 0.01) and with longer length of stay (22.5 vs. 4.5 days in diagnostic/ablation group, 21.1 vs. 5.7 days in implanted device group) and higher cost (282,775 vs. 94,076 USD in diagnostic/ablation group, 295,660 vs. 102,007 USD in implanted device group). The incidence of AKI-D after EP procedures increased over time but largely explained by the change of demographics and comorbidities. This increasing trend, however, was associated with significant increase in resource utilization and in-hospital mortality in these patients.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 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: Erratum
    • Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
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