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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: 60)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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: 6)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 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)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (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: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
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: 11)
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: 2)
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: 16)
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: 104)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 270)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
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: 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: 68)
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: 49)
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: 24)
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: 6)
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: 33)
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: 6)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)

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ASEAN Heart Journal
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ISSN (Online) 2315-4551
Published by Global Science Journals Homepage  [12 journals]
  • ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Situs Inversus Dextrocardia: A Case

    • Abstract: Summary ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in situs inversus dextrocardia is a rare combination and poses many challenges in terms of diagnosis and management. These include the early detection of dextrocardia as well as the interpretation of the ECG. In addition, percutaneous coronary intervention could be challenging in the setting of dextrocardia because of diffi culty in cannulating the coronary arteries, selection of catheters, catheter manipulation, image acquisition and interpretation.
      PubDate: 2016-12-06
  • Clinical Profi le and Predictors of Outcomes of Patients with Peripartum
           Cardiomyopathy: The Philippine Heart Center Experience

    • Abstract: Background: Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare form of dilated cardiomyopathy characterized by heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction associated with pregnancy. While clinical characteristics of these patients have been previously described in literature, there is limited data regarding the natural history and predictors of outcomes of these patients in Asia, most specifi cally in Filipino patients. Methods: Clinical and echocardiographic data of 39 patients diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy were analyzed. Patients were followed up for the occurrence of death and major adverse events (MAE) and outcomes were correlated with patient variables. Results: The mean age of the patients was 28.4 ± 6.9 and the mean ejection fraction (EF) was 27.8 ± 8.4%. Heart failure was the most common symptom (98%) while arrhythmia was the initial presentation in 5 patients (12.8%). 14 patients had recovery of ejection fraction in 6 months (39%) with a mean EF of 55.5 ± 6.3. 16 patients had an initial EF of <25% (41%) and only 2 patients in this subgroup experienced improvement in EF. 29 patients experienced death and/or MAEs (74.4%). Multivariate analysis showed that an EF of <25% (HR 12.0,p=0.019), recovery of LV function (HR 0.23,p=0.05) and improvement of EF in 6 months (HR 0.32,p=0.024) were signifi cant predictors of MAEs. Kaplan Meier curves showed that patients whose ejection fraction was <25% had a 50% incidence of MAEs in 1 year with an increasing trend. Patients whose EF recovered in 6 months experienced a 60% freedom from MAE for almost 6 years. Patients with an EF of <25% had a mortality rate of 50% in two years. Patients with an EF of >25% had a 90% likelihood of survival for 8 years with a higher trend of mortality for patients whose EF did not recover in 6 months. Conclusion: Peripartum cardiomyopathy is associated with signifi cant morbidity and mortality. The degree of left ventricular dysfunction on presentation as well as improvement of EF within 6 months were predictive for the occurrence of death and major adverse events. This study emphasizes the need for aggressive treatment as well as clinical and echocardiographic follow up early in the course of disease in order to improve outcomes.
      PubDate: 2016-11-25
  • Impact of Chronic Kidney Insufficiency on Cardiovascular Outcomes in
           Patients that Undergo Coronary Revascularization: A Historical Review

    • Abstract: Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with poorer short and long-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Even after the commencement of haemodialysis in end stage renal failure patients, mortality exceeds 20% in the first year1. More than 50% of these deaths are contributed by cardiovascular diseases (CVD), of which 20% are caused by acute myocardial infarction2. Consequent to these findings, the degree and impact of coronary revascularization on CKD patients represents a clinical challenge, especially in the setting of advanced stages of CKD.
      PubDate: 2016-11-16
  • 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia in
           the Philippines - Executive Summary

    • Abstract: Abstract The Philippine Heart Association, the Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society, and the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, collaborated to develop the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia in the Philippines (2015 CPG). These guidelines are meant to update the 2005 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Dyslipidemia in the Philippines (2005 CPG). A panel of experts in the fields of dyslipidemia, cardiology, endocrinology and epidemiology were assembled to comprise the technical research committee (TRC) tasked to review available clinical evidence on dyslipidemia management. The main objective for this document is to develop clinical guidelines in the management of Filipino patients who are diagnosed with elevated cholesterol. This may infl uence standards and national policies for optimal patient care and cardiovascular health.
      PubDate: 2016-11-15
  • 15 th Sukaman Memorial Lecture

    • Abstract: Abstract Of all the non-arrhythmic electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities, ST segment elevation (ST elevation) is the most important with regard to diagnosis, prognosis and management.
      PubDate: 2016-10-14
  • Impact of Community-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation on Clinical Parameters of
           Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases

    • Abstract: Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes have been shown to improve patient outcomes, but vary widely in their components. The impact of Singapore’s CR programme on clinical outcomes is currently not known. Objective: To evaluate the effects of a community-based CR programme on important clinical parameters in patients with cardiovascular disease in Singapore. Method: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. Cardiovascular patients who had completed a hospital-based CR programme were included. Patients who continued with community-based CR (n = 94) during the period of 2009-2013 were compared with patients who received regular care (n = 157). Changes in clinical and physical examination parameters between baseline and one-year post follow-up were analyzed. Within-group differences were compared using the paired t-test, while multivariate linear regression was used to compare the changes in the various parameters between the intervention and control groups. The primary outcome measure was low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. Results: Patients in the intervention group had significant lowering of LDL (2.5 to 2.2 mmol/L, p<0.01), while the control group’s LDL increased (2.2 to 2.4 mmol/L, p<0.01). The intervention group had greater improvements in LDL (-0.3 vs. +0.2 mmol/L, p<0.01), triglycerides (-0.1 vs. +0.1 mmol/L, p=0.01), total cholesterol (-0.3 vs. +0.3 mmol/L, p<0.01), fasting blood glucose (-0.5 vs. +0.3 mmol/L, p<0.01), systolic blood pressure (-3.2 vs. +5 mmHg, p<0.01) and diastolic blood pressure (-2.6 vs. +2.8 mmHg, p<0.01). Conclusion: The community-based CR programme in Singapore is associated with improvements in several cardiovascular clinical parameters and may be of benefit to cardiovascular patients.
      PubDate: 2016-10-13
  • 2014 PHA Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of
           Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

    • Abstract: In 2009, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Council on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) published the Philippine Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on CAD, which included guidelines on chronic stable angina pectoris (CSAP), unstable angina or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI), and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
      PubDate: 2016-03-23
  • Chronic Heart Failure Clinical Practice Guidelines’ Class 1-A

    • Abstract: Background: Chronic heart failure (HF) disease as an emerging epidemic has a high economic-psycho-social burden, hospitalization, readmission, morbidity and mortality rates despite many clinical practice guidelines’ evidenced-based and consensus driven recommendations that include trials’ initial-baseline data. Objective: To show that the survival and hospitalization-free event rates in the reviewed chronic HF clinical practice guidelines’ class I-A recommendations as initial HF drug therapy (IDT) is possibly a combination and ‘start-to-end’ synergistic effect of the add-on (‘end’) HF drug therapy (ADT) to the baseline (‘start’) HF drug therapy (BDT). Methodology: The references cited in the chronic HF clinical practice guidelines of the 2005, 2009, and 2013 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC), the 2006 Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), and the 2005, 2008, and 2012 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) were reviewed and compared with the respective guidelines’ and other countries’ recommendations. Results: The BDT using glycosides and diuretics is 79%-100% in the cited HF trials. The survival rates attributed to the BDT (‘start’) is 46%-89% and IDT (‘end’) 61%-92.8%, respectively. The hospitalization-free event rate of the BDT group: 47.1% to 85.3% and IDT group 61.8%-90%, respectively. Thus, the survival and hospitalization-free event rates of the ADT is 0.4%-15% and 4.6% to 14.7%, respectively. The extrapolated BDT survival is 8%-51% based on a 38% estimated natural HF survival rate for the time period109. Conclusion: The contribution of baseline HF drug therapy (BDT) is relevant in terms of survival and hospitalization-free event rates compared to the HF class 1-A guidelines initial drug therapy recommendations (IDT). Further, the proposed initial HF drug (‘end’) therapy (IDT) has possible synergistic effects with the baseline HF drug (‘start’) therapy (BDT) and is essentially the add on HF drug therapy (ADT) in our analysis. The polypharmacy HF treatment is a synergistic effect due to BDT and ADT.
      PubDate: 2016-03-08
  • 7 th Indonesian Society of Interventional Cardiology Annual Meeting,
           November 27 – 29, 2015

    • Abstract: Objectives: To revisited the relationship between coronary angiography characteristics and successful CTO recanalization and re-forming a model (formula) to predict successful CTO recanalization based on coronary angiography characteristics.
      PubDate: 2016-02-20
  • The Application of Rotational Atherectomy in PCI of Coronary Chronic Total

    • Abstract: Objective: The aim of the study is to investigate the effi cacy, complication rate and predictors of rotational atherectomy (RA) usage after successful guidewire crossing during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO). Methods: A single center experience of 525 consecutive patients from October 2010 to June 2014. A total of 587 CTO lesions were treated. After successful guidewire crossing, lesions that could not be crossed with the smallest 1.25mm balloon underwent RA with 1.25mm and or 1.5mm burrs after exchanging for the Rotawire through a microcatheter. Post RA, the CTO lesions are then pre-dilated successfully before stenting with drug eluting stents (DES). Patients were then clinically followed up for inpatient MACE and restenosis. Results: 587 CTO lesions in 525 patients were treated. The mean age of patients was 61.6 ± 10.2 years-old. 30% had diabetes mellitus. Mean LVEF was 56 ± 12%. The overall successful CTO PCI rate was 87%. 22% required the retrograde CTO approach. 26 CTO lesions in 26 patients (4.43%) underwent RA. RA and stent deployment were successfully performed in 25 patients. One lesion was unsuccessful because the Rotawire could not cross the lesion. Reference lesion diameter was 2.87±0.55mm,18 cases used the 1.25mm burr and 7 cases used the 1.5mm burr. Reference burr / vessel diameter ratio was 0.46± 0.20mm. No patients required adjunct 2b3a inhibitor usage. The procedural success rate was 96.2% and no peri-procedural MACE was observed. Conclusion: RA was a safe and effective adjunct therapy for calcifi ed CTO lesions that failed balloon dilatation.
      PubDate: 2016-01-19
  • Abstracts of the 3 rd Annual Scientific Meeting Indonesian Heart Rhythm
           Society, October 23 – 24, 2015

    • Abstract: Abstract Background: Previous meta-analysis (Capodanno D, et al, 2012) concluded that in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in world patients, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) significantly decreased incidences of all type of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) with similar risk of major bleeding compared to warfarin. But, it is unknown about efficacy and safety of NOACs compared to warfarin in East-Southeast Asian population.
      PubDate: 2015-12-13
  • Efficacy of Blood Pressure reduction of Losartan in selected Thai
           populations using Home Blood Pressure Monitoring and Office Blood Pressure

    • Abstract: Background: Angiotensin Receptor Blockades (ARB) is becoming a first line drug for essential Hypertension for many types of patient. Losartan is the prototype of ARB due to its vast clinical trials. Home Blood pressure monitoring can provide accurate evaluation of certain drug effect on blood pressure with small number of patient samples. Local production of medicine has made the Medicine readily available and could bring about clinical improvement. Our hypothesis was that Thai population with essential hypertension responded quite well to Losartan and Generic Losartan was not inferior to Original- Losartan. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety in BP reduction by Losartan in certain Thai population and to compare these parameters between Generic Losartan and Original-Losartan using both office and HBPM method. Method: After a two-week run-in period when they would learn to use HBPM device and their blood pressure were still recorded to be higher than 140/90 by office BP or 135/85 by HBPM with or without previous medical regimen, 24 patients were randomized to receive either Generic Losartan or Original-Losartan for 6 weeks. Then they would cross over to receive the alternative and were followed again at 6 weeks. HBPM was performed in the morning and in the evening for 5 days, at baseline, and after 6 & 12 weeks. Office BP measurements were obtained at baseline and after 6 & 12 weeks. Result: One patient in each group dropped out from the study. 22 patients with average age of 54 and averaged office BP 154/88 completed the 12 weeks study. By office BP, SBP was reduced by 27±14.2 at week 6 and 28±15.1 mmHg at week 12. By HBPM, SBP dropped by 17±10.8 at week 6 and by 18±9. at week12. At the end of 12 weeks 68% (15/22) of patients had Office BP <140/90 and 64% (14/22) of patients had HBPM <135/85. There was no significant difference of BP reduction at week 6 between Original-xLosartan and Generic Losartan group. After crossover the BP reduction was maintained in both groups. The percentage of patient whose Office BP <140/90 or HBPM <135/85 were not different among the two Losartan groups. There was no serious adverse side effect. Conclusion: Using both office BP and HBPM this group of Thai patient with essential hypertension responded well to Losartan and Generic Losartan.
      PubDate: 2015-09-22
  • Abstracts of the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Heart
           Association 2015 (24th ASMIHA) Jakarta, Indonesia, April 10th – 12th,

    • Abstract: Abstract Background: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is still the major health problem in worldwide.
      PubDate: 2015-06-02
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular events among Asian patients without
           pre-existing cardiovascular disease on the renal transplant wait list

    • Abstract: Introduction: For suitable end-stage renal failure (ESRF) patients, renal transplantation gives better long term survival and quality of life as compared to dialysis. Prior to entry into the renal transplant wait list, potential candidates are screened for the presence of cardiovascular disease. However, the waiting time on the transplant list is long, and interval screening for cardiac fitness for surgery is not well defined. We aim to study the risk factors for the development of a cardiovascular event (CVE) and the time interval from recruitment to onset of a CVE that resulted in their removal from the transplant wait list. Methods: A retrospective study of all patients registered under the cadaveric renal transplant waiting list in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) from 16th April 1987 to 31st October 2010. We identified patients who developed a CVE among this cohort. We compared the demographics and clinical characteristics of patients who experienced a CVE versus those who did not. Univariable and multivariable cox regression were performed to investigate the significant variables for the development of a CVE. The time to development of CVE was estimated using Kaplan Meier estimation and log-rank test was used to compare the time to CVE between those with diabetes mellitus and those without. Results: 1265 patients were enrolled in this study. 273 patients dropped out of the wait list due to medical reasons or death, of which 38.8% were due to CVE. The mean and median time duration from recruitment into the waiting list to development of a CVE was 14.42 (95% CI 13.72 to 15.11) and 15.69 (95% CI 13.86 to 17.51) years respectively. For patients with diabetes mellitus, this was 8.22 (95% CI 6.30 to 10.14) and 8.16 (95% CI 4.95 to 11.36) years respectively. Factors associated with an increased risk of developing a CVE included male gender (adjusted HR 2.21, 95% CI 1.43 to 3.41, p<0.001), presence of diabetes mellitus (adjusted HR 5.13, 95% CI 2.85 to 9.24, p<0.001) and patients who were either not working or working part-time as compared to their full-time counterparts (adjusted HR 1.76, 95% CI 1.14 to 2.72, p=0.010). In addition, hazard ratio for CVE significantly increased with advancing age quartile (p<0.001 by log rank test for trend). Conclusion: A significant proportion of patients exited from the renal transplant wait list due to a CVE. Being male, age 37 years old or more, presence of diabetes mellitus and non-working or part-time workers as compared to full-time workers were found to increase the risk of developing a CVE during the wait period for transplantation. The presence of diabetes mellitus significantly shortened the time to development of a CVE.
      PubDate: 2015-04-15
  • Percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: An Update

    • Abstract: Abstract The prevalence of aortic valve stenosis (AS) increases with advancing age, and the condition is present in 4.6% of adults ≥ 75 years of age.1
      PubDate: 2014-12-25
  • Elevated cardiovascular risk factors in a young, asymptomatic and
           physically active population within a normal body mass index

    • Abstract: Background: Obesity is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The body mass index (BMI) is a simple and inexpensive technique to quantify obesity. In a low-risk population, we aim to determine the association of BMI with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) including undiagnosed diabetes. Methods: We studied 3026 subjects referred for routine health screening. Patients with pre-existing diabetes mellitus and/or vascular disease were excluded. Each subject had anthropometric measurements and CVRF parameters (blood pressure, fasting lipids and fasting glucose) taken. Results: The mean age was 38.9 ± 5.4 years, 89.9% male. Chinese persons comprised 58.6% of our cohort, Malays 34.0% and Indians 7.4%. The majority (84.5%) of subjects were low-risk (10-year risk <10%) for cardiac events using the FRS algorithm. The mean BMI was 25.2kg/m2. A positive correlation was seen between BMI and prevalence of CVRFs (p<0.001 for all). Serum lipid levels worsen significantly beyond a BMI of 20.0kg/m2, while blood pressure worsens significantly beyond a BMI of 22.0kg/m2. A positive relationship between BMI and the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose and frank diabetes was noted for BMIs ≥20.0kg/m2 (p<0.001); no subject below 20.0kg/m2 had frank diabetes. Conclusion: A significant proportion of our subjects with a normal (Asian) BMI of <23.0kg/m2 had elevated CVRFs on routine screening. The step-wise rise and additive nature of these CVRFs and her consistent correlation with a rising BMI of >20.0kg/ m2 suggest that traditional cardiovascular risk factors can be reduced to very low levels by weight reduction alone.
      PubDate: 2014-12-19
  • Pro Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Patients with Stable
           Angina (SA)

    • Abstract: Abstract In this article, we will defend percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) — and revascularization as a whole — as a first line treatment in patients with stable angina pectoris. In our opinion, there is strong and sufficient evidence to advocate PCI as an adjunct to medical therapy in the optimal treatment of stable angina (SA). Our argument is based on four pillars: (1) SA patients concern a heterogeneous population; (2) not every SA patient is created equal; (3) obvious limitations of medical therapy; and(4) the issue of symptom control.
      PubDate: 2014-12-16
  • Coronary Perforation Complicating Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – A
           Case Illustration and Review

    • Abstract: ABSTRACT Coronary perforation is a potentially fatal complication during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Reports have shown that it occurs in 0.2 to 0.6% of all patients undergoing the procedures. [1-3] Though the frequency of coronary perforation is low, it is a serious and potentially life-threatening situation that warrants prompt recognition and management. Here we illustrate a case of coronary perforation, and review the incidence, causes, clinical sequelae and management of coronary perforation in the current contemporary practice.
      PubDate: 2014-12-10
  • Physicians’ Perception of the Patient Care Pathway for Acute Heart
           Failure in Asian Countries: Implications for Resource Allocation,
           Preventive Strategies and Clinical Trial Design

    • Abstract: Background Heart failure (HF) is a growing epidemic in Asia. However, data are scarce regarding the patient care pathway of HF in Asia. We aimed to investigate the HF patient pathways in Asia using a questionnaire-based survey. Methods and Results Seventy physicians in 12 Asian countries were surveyed using standardized questionnaires regarding patient source, precipitating factors, clinical presentation, referral pattern, and discharge plans for patients with Acute Heart Failure (AHF). Direct self-referral was reported as the most common source of admission. Majority (70%) of patients presented at the emergency department for worsening of chronic HF, with acute coronary syndrome being the most common precipitating factor, and acute pulmonary edema the most common presentation. Patients spent an average of 10 hours in the Emergency Department and majority were admitted to Cardiology Wards. HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) were the majority of cases except in Hong Kong and Japan. Most patients were discharged home and only 13-15% were enrolled in outpatient HF programs. Conclusion This survey highlights the heterogeneity of AHF patient pathways in Asian countries. These findings underscore the need for prospective studies to validate physicians’ reports, evaluate these differences and guide resource allocation and design of AHF clinical trials.
      PubDate: 2014-12-10
  • New Oral Anticoagulants

    • Abstract: Abstract The approval of the new target specific oral anticoagulants provides clinicians with alternatives to warfarin. This review focuses on dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor and rivaroxavan, a direct factor Xa inhibitor. These new oral anticoagulants have favourable pharmacological properties that overcome many of the problems associated with warfarin use. Their efficacy and safety have also been shown in large Phase III randomized studies in VTE prevention in major orthopedic surgery, treatment of acute VTE and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation. Although bleeding is an anticipated side effect, this risk can be prevented or minimized by appropriate prescribing. Specifically, the oral new anticoagulants should only be used within licensed indications, clinicians should have basic knowledge of their pharmacological properties, particularly their dependence on renal clearance and restrict eligible patients to those with a similar profile as patients included in the original studies. The management of life-threatening bleeding is presently empirical due to the lack of good quality data and specific reversal antidotes are not currently available. All hospitals should develop clinical practice guidelines and have systems in place to ensure the safe and appropriate use of these new anticoagulants.
      PubDate: 2014-12-05
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